WAITING ON TABLES

by Ed Askew

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THESE ARE MY NEW SONGS FOR 2011.
i have explored a variety of styles and forms here.

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released January 11, 2012

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Ed Askew New York

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Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who lives in New York City.
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Track Name: Waiting on Tables
black pavement on the street
even policemen can not see
a black woman with a white child
broken windows, a crack in the sky
broken windows, a crack in the sky

small children stand in a in line
a priest and a minister are waiting for wine
the lonely boy that no one can find
is waiting on tables in a cafe in Prague
waiting on tables in Prague

house boats on the river, cats in the yard
the boys from Yale are never apart
there off to london with a new job
money and romance and God
money and romance and God

black pavement on the street
even policemen can not see
a black woman with a white child
broken windows, a crack in the sky
broken windows, a crack in the sky
broken windows, a crack in the sky
Track Name: 2 in the Morning
a scratch on, the table, a mirror reflects the room
a white pad and pencil, the ceiling is 9 foot 2
and all of my days i will remember you
but even an old tune...

a lamp with, a blue shade, a glass of whisky in my hand
the rain on the window, i write a short song in long hand
and in the night i think of you
but even a new song...

it's 2 in, the morning, i'm writing to someone who
who likes me. i like him, but he's not the someone who
is the one, in the night, i sing of too
but even an old song...
Track Name: a City Gleams
towers on the street are rising
a city gleams on the horizon
down on the street the world is passing by
passing by

mother Jane sits at the window
all day long she sees the world go
down the street
as we are passing by
we pass by

power gleams on the horizon
Mr. Mackey dreams of girls smiling
he walks his dog in the
morning light
morning light


rivers and trees
garbage and weeds
what can we do with the time
with the time


towers on the street are rising
a city gleams on the horizon
down on the street the world is passing by
passing by


mother Jane sits at the window
all day long she sees the world go
down the street
as we are passing buy
we pass by
Track Name: Chiaroscuro
Renzo
was Caravaggio's
best boy
he worked in the studio
and after work
down where the boys go
money and love
the holy church and the street

night time
is chiaroscuro
when boys
from the old neighborhood
go looking for love
down by the Tiber
a knife and a song
your money or your life

Renzo
loved Caravaggio
but true love
is never an easy thing when
wine and and great art
a knife in the dark
and the old man laughs
you better get out of the way
Track Name: Harry
me and Harry met in Chelsea.
he was gorgeous looking at pictures.
i gave him a candle and showed him a Picasso.

i took Harry, home to Broadway.
to my blue room, over the highway.
i made him an omelet. he took off his jacket.

the wind is blowing through the window.
cats are fighting in the courtyard.
his beautiful body is so peaceful.

..lights and shadows, on the ceiling
and the world knows what i'm feeling
me and Harry, me and Harry,
me and Harry.

boys are singing on the corner.
there beautiful faces crack with laughter.
God is satisfied, i am satisfied.
Track Name: Starlight in Brooklyn
the party's over
lets have another drink
than i'll catch a subway home
the stars are fading
in the morning light
as a chilly breeze begins to blow

the band is playing
lets have another song
just you and your girlfriend
are hanging on
the singer's saying
good night everyone
"good night"

..the sun is rising
and a little bit of rain
falls on taxies
that take us away
in wind and the willows
it was just the same
starlight in Brooklyn
and love

the new day is dawning
the band is packing up
but jay the pianist
"you know Jay"
is playing the piano
let have another song
a love song in Brooklyn
......lets sing along

..the sun is rising
and a little bit of rain
falls on taxies
that take us away
in wind and the willows
it was just the same
starlight in Brooklyn
and love
Track Name: Mirrors and Windows
white shade on the window
like a cloud that covers the sun
he sits on the bed in the small room
waiting for the one
where can he find someone
just like him


white smoke from the chimney
the house is pink, the room is blue.
but don't be sad, he's looking for you
your a beautiful boy,
look in the mirror.


mirrors and windows in the little bed room
forget about the kids in school
forget about the parents and the rules
a beautiful boy
will make love with you
Track Name: the Ship of State
Ratswalter turned over in his bed
he couldn't believe, he couldn't believe, he couldn't believe
the thing he'd dreamed, the thing he'd dreamed, the thing he'd dreamed
the winter wind howled in the night
and over by the door in the candle light

the broken bell, the the book from 1933
he couldn't remember, he couldn't remember, he couldn't remember
it was so long ago, it was so long ago, it was so long ago,
rats in the cellar, birds in the trees
black on black on black on black
white is blind, white is blind, white is blind, white is blind,

the book from 1933, the book from 1933, the book from 1933
it's coming, it's coming, it's coming,


the ship of state is inexorable and regal
but i have a sinking feeling, a sinking feeling , a sinking feeling
Track Name: Mississippi Moon
white moon rises in the sky on a
warm June. Mississippi night

but it can't hold a candle
too your brilliant banter
and all the shooting stars are new
and Mississippi too

gentle men and ladies stroll
down streets of old Biloxi town

where i met the Queen of Hearts
he stole my heart away
and everything was new
like a Mississippi...

moon rises in the sky on a
warm June, Mississippi night

but it can't hold a candle
too your brilliant banter
and all the shooting stars are new
and Mississippi