The Move

by Joe Hehir

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released August 22, 2011

All songs written by Joe Hehir © 2011 Bojoemusic
Produced by: J C Roddy courtesy of SMAC Records

All songs engineered mixed and mastered by: J C Roddy at Irie Land Studio
-except ‘The Move” – mixed by Kent Butkovich at MetaAxis

Song Arrangements by: Joe Hehir and J C Roddy

All Instruments played by Joe Hehir except:
●J C Roddy – Bass guitar on: Walking into Cars, and The Move
●Kent Butkovich - Slide Guitar on: Do What You Have to Do, Eboe Guitar on: The Move
●Ryan O’Neil – Bass guitar on: Stone will Crumble, Do what you have to do, There’s more to you, 40 and a day, Hollywood Reprise, I don’t come home.
●Steph McAlear – all drums except on: Hollywood Babies – (J. Hehir and JC Roddy)
●Howard Anderson - Baritone, Tenor and Alto saxes on: There’s More to You

Bosendorfer Piano on all tracks courtesy of Peter Kilpatrick.

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Joe Hehir Cornwall, Ontario

I've been writing songs all of my life and taught myself to play piano, guitar, trumpet and harmonica. I used to think that music happened because of the instrument I played mainly the piano. Then I realized it all just comes from my head and it doesn't matter what instrument you play. You can be a virtuoso silver spoon player and not even know it. Just pick up some spoons and give it a try ... more

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Track Name: Stone Will Crumble
Stone will crumble



It’s just after midday and I’m walking through the gothic architects
Felt eyes upon me those crazy archangels resting on their iron wings

It’s a cold one and I’m trying to keep myself out of the wind
But the buildings they are like funnels so I slip inside St. Peters to save my burning skin

And then the voices of the choir
Make me forget I’m still a troubled man
And I sit alone and contemplate eternity
While I wait to feel the warmth return to my hands

I’m just a young man trying to figure out why I lost my confidence
I’m cold from my heart caving in and I don’t know if I’ll ever care again

This old cathedral will still be here when I am good and gone
But Stone will crumble
Everything that ever was is gettin on

I’m just a young man trying to figure out why I’m always going wrong
I’m down from my heart going south and I don’t know how I’ll ever move along

And then the voices of the choir
Make me regret the crudeness of my goals
And I sit alone and think about all that giving up
While I wait to feel the warmth within my soul

I’m just a young man I’m trying to figure it out and find my confidence
I’m cold and my heart’s caving in and I hope that I can somehow care again
Track Name: There's More To You
More to you

Problem with you
Where to begin you have your faults like everyone does
Just happens that you make a habit of things
Don’t blame it on yourself
Sometimes you can’t really see the way things are

It started out small but you let it go
You woke up one day in a rut
And before you had noticed
Your life light was low
You blamed it on yourself
Said some people are just made up that way

I think there’s more to you
I think that you should know
You ripped yourself to pieces for the peace you never known
It’s really not your own
There’s more to you than you let yourself know

It’s coming on strong like a weight on your neck
You’re always afraid of letting em down
You just say forget it I won’t be around
You blame it on the day maybe tomorrow you’ll feel ok

You wish you could somehow change it
And walk the world with the freedom to know what you want
But sometimes you can see what is to come
But scorched by the fire that you put yourself through
Though it just seems unfamiliar to you

But the truth of it all
You just can’t let go
You’ve been holding bad feelings for so many years
Without them you would be forced to unload
Don’t blame someone else
It’s probably time to liberate yourself

I think there’s more to you
I think that you should know
You tore yourself to pieces for the peace you never known
It’s really not your own
There’s more to you than you let yourself know
Track Name: Crying Babies
Crying Babies



We have made a start for our family
Out of two tried souls nearly empty
We found plenty
To fill our rooms above with laughter
To keep our spaces filled ever after

Truly hungry bellies have we
So much it’s hard to feed our crying babies
At our feet
Truly hungry souls are we
So much we had to fill our
Crying babies with our love

A fire in the stove a pot overflowing
My hands are cold from the snow that is blowing
Winter in my heart always going
A new life has begun after a long year
On the trail dear

Truly hungry bellies have we
So much its hard to feed our
Crying babies at our feet
Truly hungry souls are we
So much we had to fill our
Crying babies with our love

With our love
Track Name: I Don't Come Home
I don’t come home

I have cleaned my house to allow you room
To move your life into my space
I don’t come home even when I’m here
Sitting on the floor with you talking in my ear
I know you need me more than rooms need doors
More than lies need truth, junk need drawers
But I promise you when I return
You can fill my life with love to burn
You know I need you more
You know I need you more
I washed away all my grime
Cut my ties dried out my mind
With every coming day I grow with you
You said I would just don’t say I do
I don’t come home
Even when I’m there
Sitting at your feet your fingers through my hair
You know I need you more
More than sinking floors
More than loosing out mine or yours
But I promise you when I come home
You can fill my life with love alone
Don’t cut yourself out of the plan
I’m always thinking about the next day where we are where we stand
And maybe I’ve been away far too damn long
I hope I don’t loose you
I’ve cleaned my house to allow you room to move your life into my space
I don’t come home even when I’m here
Sitting on the floors with you talking in my ear
I know you need me more than rooms need doors
More than lies need truth
Love needs war
But I promise you when I return you can fill my life
You know I need you more
You know I need you more
You know I need you more
You know I need you more
Track Name: Walking Into Cars
Walking into cars

I got used to moving all of the time so I never settled in
Running into people that I’d lost to the ever changing winds
I got to smiling at the faces like I knew all the strangers on my way
A piece of broken glass still in my hand from falling yesterday

I’d disappear for hours in the city never saying where I’d be
Looking for connection in the street the red lights turning green
Talking to the person closest by and hanging on their ear
Searching for an answer to a question I’d been asking for a year

Crossing into traffic with my eyes closed just to tempt my fate
Sister Mary said that there was someone watching out for me
I don’t believe there’s something keeping tabs holding up my weight
Walking into cars with my detachment
Just to test my faith

I found myself one evening in a crowd coveting the room
A pretty girl was kneeling at my feet as I rambled out a tune
Coming up with verses of a song rolling off my tongue
Drawing in the people like a preacher feeding off the sun
I went weeks without resistance I was living in the moment of events
Feeling my existence was obtained by pure coincidence
Looking for the needle of the eye at what was happening
Though a grain of salt was needed I was drinking up a sea of circumstance

Crossing into traffic with my eyes closed just to test my faith
My sister Mary said there must be someone watching out for you
I don’t believe there’s anything keeping tabs holding up my weight
Walking into cars Walking into cars
Just to tempt my fate
Track Name: Hollywood
Holly Wood

At a coffee shop deli looking very alone
In the daylight of Hollywood and no where to go

Are you from out of town?
Yeah I’ve been there myself
Do you need a place to stay for a while?
The poor girl was still just a child

Hollywood babies
Hollywood babies
Hollywood babies
Holly Wood

With a real nasty habit and numb to the bone
At a methadone clinic five years down the road
I’m on my way she said
I’m staying clean this time
And there were days when she was sure
That she believed her own lies

Are you from out of town?
Yeah I’ve been there myself
Do you need a place to stay for a while?
My God you’re only a child

Hollywood babies
Hollywood babies
Hollywood babies
Holly Wood
Holly Wood
Hollywood babies
They grow up so much older
Track Name: 40 and a Day
40 & a Day


When I am 22 I’ll be still in love with you
We’ll have our life ahead and I’ll be a millionaire
By the time I’m 22 I can see it all come true
I can see it all with you
To chase the light and to get higher
To start a fight and catch a fire
To show no fear and not let on
That you are ever fooled by anyone
When I am 25 I’ll be working with my tools
I’ll be true to my art and I’ll always trust my heart
May not have a dime but your love it will be mine
But your love it will be mine
You add it up and make your bones take your hits and try to keep your soul
I don’t have no crystal fortune telling see the future kind of stones
But you somehow keep your eyes from staying closed

Key change

When I am 31 I will live alone
I’ll be content with me till I am 33
40 & a Day and I need to get this right
I’m almost out of wind I’m almost out of fight
But I’m living here with you and still our love is true
And still our love is true
To see the truth and spot the liar
To understand what fuel the fire
To know love and loves return
You add it up make your bones take your hits and try to keep your soul
I don’t have no crystal fortune telling see the future kind of stones
40 & a Day I still don’t know
but you somehow keep your eyes from staying closed
Track Name: My Sole Release
My Sole Release

So I have found a quiet peacefulness away from all the manic-ness I guess
Still as I lay beside you deep in Zen
I do not give in to giving in
There is so much more that does you in
A warming breeze
Blowing through the ancient trees
My sole release after being captured by a freeze
Still as I lay beside you deep in sleep
There is just too much of you in me
You are in my dreams I see again

My sole release
My soul release
My sole release
My soul released
My sole release
My soul released

I try to focus on the sound of my own breath
Walking slowly though the white noise blinds me

So I have found a quiet restfulness
Away from all the worrying I guess
Still as I lay beside you whispering
You have come to trust in what I say
There is so much more in what we have
My sole release through passing time with you
Is your warming face
There is just enough of you for me
As I lay beside you still awake
Wondering if we’ll ever make our way
There is just so much that we can take
I close my eyes
I see you here with me

My sole release
My soul release
My sole release
My soul released
My sole release
My soul release

I try to focus on the sound of my engine
Crashing slowly and the white light blinds me.
Track Name: Do What You Have To Do
Do what you have to do




There isn’t another easy way
to say what you know I have to say
But I’ve got to get my things and go and get back to the life I know
It’s Sunday morning I wake up yawning
I heard they’re needing someone for a two month stand
playing guitar in bluegrass band

Maybe it will lead me somewhere new
Maybe it will push me back to you
But if you need to tell me we’re just through
You got to do what you have to do

And two months soon turned into a year

I’ve been away for far too long
I’m used to going it on my own
Probably should be sleeping somewhere else
With a woman and a child and a home

It’s Sunday morning I wake up yawning
I heard they need a picker and the money’s green
Better go while the goings clean

Maybe it will lead me somewhere new
Maybe it will push me back to you
If you need to tell me we’re still through
You better do what you have to do
You better do what you have to do
If you need to tell me we’re still through
Do what you have to do
Track Name: The Move
The Move

There’s all this good around
If I could tune out all the sounds
I’d be picking up the ground
And saving all I’ve found
All the shiny pretty lyings
Don’t make me slow down
I wanted to move down south
Momma I don’t understand why
I’m just trying to keep from going afoul
I’m feeling my bones getting into the cold
It snowed in Georgia the other day
Atlanta was all closed it just shut down
With all this good around
If I could keep what I have found
I’d be standing on the ground
All the shiny pretty diamonds
That I want to give you
On this morning I can see this
I give it up to you
You’re so much better at this
At seeing the right in things
In all the common simple ways
That you live for that I don’t see
Till they’ve gone away
All day you pour down on poor me to keep my constant filled
The sad thing about this
I’m always making sure it spills
Sometimes I can’t believe the things that I say
Sometimes I think I’m going to drive you away
Track Name: Hollywood Reprise
Holly Wood Reprise

The bus pulled out of Grady
She called her Ma from the station
She left a trailer park nightmare
And a demon named Earl
I ran away she said
You must have been blind not to see it
And I’m going west to find the stars
And you’ll never hear from me

Hollywood babies
Hollywood babies
Hollywood babies
Hollywood babies

Hollywood babies with the world on their shoulders
Become high class ladies and wind up on the shoulders

Hollywood babies

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