It Can't Be Love

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I wrote this album as a 25th anniversary present and is dedicated to my lovely wife Mary.

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released October 31, 2011

Produced by Robert L Crane and Mary E Jennings at the Green Bird Studio in San Rafael California.

Lyrics, music, vocals, guitar,ukulele,harmonica by Robert Louis Crane

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Track Name: It Can't Be Love
It Can't Be love
By Robert Louis Crane 1-11-09

Well...You Know I'm goin back home. I'm supposed to be leavin
I've made all my plans
You see I've got this old flame, I'll soon be seen
Iv'e got no time for new romance,
Well maybe just a kiss or two
and whats the harm in a little slow dance …

Hey now I gave notice at work and I told my friends
that I got to go
I'm tying up all my loose ends, I've made my decision
and now they all know
What's that you say... You want me stay ?
To See where this little love thang can go

It can't believe it's love, Not from where I'm sittin
Whats that warm glow on my face?
It's just a little Hawaiian Sun
All My Friends think I'm smitten...
I don't believe it's true
It can't be love , cause...
I got better things to do

Well you'd think I'd be mad , Everything was ruined
All My Best laid plans gone bad
I had it figured out, I knew just What I was doin g
I had the right to be sad
I just didn't anticipate the overnight date
and the passions we'd be pursuein

Break - solo instrumental verse

Well I'm sorry ..It can't be love,
not from where I'm sittin
You asked...whats that warm glow on my face,
It's just too much Hawaiian Sun
Hey now you are smitten
You better be believe it's true...I'ts got to be love
and you ain't got nothin better to do

I'm helpless.... It can't Believe it's love ,
you're telling me not from where I'm sitting
You say whats that warm glow on my face,
It's just too much Hawaiian Sun
Hey You know you're smitten
You better be believe it's true... you're in love...
and you ain't got nothin better to do
Track Name: Seems To Be
Seems To Be
Lyrics ,Vocals, Madolin and Guitar By Robert Louis Crane 1-2-09
 
You turned and dashed right out of view
just caught the corner of my eye
Your long silky hair   was flowin
down your back waving side to side
I tried to look away
somehow I was mezmorized
I could feel it when you smiled
and I could see in your eyes
 
Chorus –
It Seems to Me, that our loves grows deeper each and every day
It Seems to You , that happiness has come your way
It Seems Be, together we will find the way
it just Seems to Be
 
Saw me standing in line at the dance hall
later to me you'd confide
that you were mad that your friend Lianne  didn't tell you
while you were still inside, you thought you wouldn't stay
you could deny it in your head, but the feeling in your heart
made you fall in love that day
and stay with me instead
  
Chorus –
It Seems to Me, that our loves grows deeper each and every day
It Seems to You , that happiness has come your way
It Seems Be, together we will find the way
it just Seems to Be
 
And Now We've spent half our lives together
side by side just you & me
we've faced lots of stormy weather
and we've come through in one piece
it's not the destination I'm looking forward to
its' your journey hear with me
And I'm grateful every day
just for lovin you
Chorus
It Seems to Me, that our loves grows deeper each and every day
It Seems to You , that happiness has come your way
It Seems Be, together we will find the way
it just Seems to Be
 
Track Name: Shooting Star
Shooting Star
By Robert Louis Crane,
Dedicated to Mary ,
in Memory of Danny 11-15-08
 
You Never new where all those feeling went from the the heartache so long ago
you must of run a littler faster all those years or maybe they were just running slow
your memories seemed just surface Just swim through all your tears now as they flow
You were just so young and so in love it seemed like any moment you would burst
You said a prayer that I would care for you and that I'd quench your thurst
and like a shooting start right through arms I came and left your perfect universe
 
Jam session Guitiar Lead
 
 
maybe you feel me whenever your heart beats a little high
maybe you can see me anytime you want to close yours eyes
maybe you hear me in the wind I'm whispering in your ears
I'm the salty taste of tears and the scent flowers in the air
 
remember all the times you we laughed and cried and the times you made me smile
I loved the way you may me feel, and the unspoken words that your loved me, theres no denial
and I remember the sweetness of the little slice of life if it was only for a while
 
just how long does your first love last and just how deep can be you feelings
It's been nearly 3 dozen years since we shared the the precious moments we'd been stealing
and now just when we need then most those sweet memories are hear to aid us in our healing
 
jam session Harmonica
 
maybe you feel me whenever your heart beats a little high
maybe you can see me anytime you want to close yours eyes
maybe you hear me in the wind I'm whispering in your ears
I'm the salty taste of tears and the scent flowers in the air
 
Jam Session
 
Now I've heard that time can heal all wounds but time never did it's part
Seems like something deep inside of you babe would never let those old clock hands start
and it surprised you to find your memories their sealed in the secret chamber of your broken heart
You don't know how or why or where we go when I time here is done
And it seems like some go away too soon before their song is even sung
We hope we get to be together soon in the hear after until then we keep hanging on
 
Jam Session
You Know I'll be waiting their to greet ya/ our friends family and you and me there
until then we keep hanging on we'll keep hanging on
Track Name: All My Sundays With You
All My Sundays
By Robert Louis Crane 2/15/09


you know I try to live more in the moment

I take it all in day by day

but it seems the pace of life

gets a little carried away sometimes

When I come home in the evening

that's when I like to slow it down

cause being here with you babe

that's just the best part of my day

I love to have my Sundays all alone with you

I love to sleep in late and so do you

we could just stay in bed making love all day long
That's right

It's the smell of coffee I seem to love the most

with a little jam spread on my toast

Lord just got to have my Sundays

So I can spend em all with you
Track Name: Tandras' Song
Tandras' Song

Well it seems like every time a few of us get together
we talk about our day and the weeks and the weather
and then the little story gets told, and we all start to laugh
 
How come one girl was the only one could get through our door
With those beautiful blue eyes all the girls would just kill for
Why'd she like to sleep in our closet, in a pile of clothes on the floor
  
CHORUS ----There's a little bit of you in a whole lot of us
We can't tell a story , have memory or even make a fuss
Seems you've settled right into the fabric of our lives
It's like your DNA, it got into our skin
The warm feeling in our heart when the thought of you creeps in
there's a little bit of you in a whole lot of us
 
 
Then someone else will counter with something funny that your said
or how your little suede skirt turned all the boys heads
and then the conversation will go onto, the times at Old Mill Road
 
There's all the familiar smells of the pollywog pond
All us sneaking in and out the bedroom window until the break of dawn
We weren't really trouble makers were we? Just liked to have a little fun
 
CHORUS ----There's a little bit of you in a whole lot of us
We can't tell a story or have a memory without making a fuss
It seems like you've settled right into the fabric of all of our lives
It's like your DNA, it  got into our skin
There's a warm feeling in our hearts when the thought of you creeps in
There's a little bit of you in a whole lot of us
 
There's a few we know so well they've been there all our lives
They're the family and the friends, husbands and the wives
They're the nephews and the nieces, and the grand kids and the new arrivals
 
Every day as we go on sweet memories keep getting triggered
Its harder than you think to forget someone, so just go figure
Your futures' safe with us , cause we can't get you off our mind
 
FINAL CHORUS ----There's a little bit of you in a whole lot of us
We can't tell a story or have memory or even make a fuss
Seems like you've settled right into the fabric of all of our lives
It's like your DNA, it got into our skin
That warm feeling in our hearts when the thought of you creeps in
There's a little bit of you in a whole lots of us
There's a little bit of you
 
Track Name: Searching
Searching
By Robert Louis Crane

Sometimes I see face in the crowd
and it gives me a notion,  
Don’t know how or why it stirs up so much emotion
And why the laughter of a child one minute
can make me smile
and then at the same time ,
bring tear to my eyes…...
Chorus 
I’ve been searching for those missing pieces
I’ve been looking for those things I can’t find 
and this pain I feel   I hope to soon be releasing ,
when I find you,  my long lost piece of mine 
  (Instrumental with harmonica)
       Verse # 2                                   
I’ve been searching for some time
I’ve been quietly waiting for you
I’ve been afraid of what I might find 
I’ve been hiding my Feelings yes it’s true ,  
There is a little tear in my heart
but all the doctors say ain't nothing wrong
I’s a heartache that's been with me far too long
Chorus
 I’ve been searching for those missing pieces  
I’ve been looking for those things I can’t find 
 and this pain I feel I hope to soon be releasing ,
when I find you,  when I find you,  
when I find you  my long lost piece of mine    
 
(Instrumental and end )
Track Name: Dreams
“Dreams” - Music and Lyrics by Robert Louis Crane
(Intro Instrumental ) Chords-  Verse- G , C,  D, C, G       Chorus  C, Em7, Em, A7, D

There is an early morning dew,
I start the coffee off to brew,  
and as the night turns into day,
that sunlight slips in through the shade,  
I start my day with you.
 
I had a dream about you last night,
I held you close in the candle light
You whispered softly in my ear,
and as I held you near ,
I kissed your neck and then you sighed

What I was wishing for
was someone to love me like you do
Now I don’t Have to wonder
you've made my dreams come true
 

I hold you in my arms each night ,
I’m loving you with all my might, 
I’ve told you many time it’s true,  
since I found you,
all my dreams have come true

What I was wishing for
Was Someone to love me like you do 
now I don’t Have to wonder , You've made my dreams come true 
You've made my dreams come true 
Hmmm       Hmmm        Hmmmm
Hmmm      Hmmm   Guitar ends
Track Name: God's Blessing Me With You
Gods Blessin Me With You
Lyrics, Guitar and Vocals By Robert Louis Crane
Thanksgiving day 11-26-09
 
 
 
People say I'm Lucky... cause I've got work that feeds my soul
And I've Been blessed with good health all my life ...and know
It's been a good run... & and if I was a gamblin man
I'd have to bet the Good Lord.... had a hand
 
They ask why  I'm happy... I just like to smile and joke
I think thats the one gift... I got from my folks
They always looked for...The best in everyone
I guess they found it … they were happy
 
Chorus
 
Of the all Blessings That I have … On this Thanksgiving Day
There is one that I'm most grateful for
That when I look into your Eyes... I guess I'm Still surprised
That each day … I love you more
And I'm most thankful ...for God blessin me with you
 
Instrumental verse
 
And I'm Feeling grateful... for my family and good friends
And I'm Thankful That... I've come to understand
That each new day is a blessing... & I though hope it never ends
I've just been a man … Thats been grateful
 
Chorus
 
And of the all Blessings That I have … On this Thanksgiving Day
There is one that I'm most grateful for
Thats when I look into your Eyes... I'm Still surprised to find
That each day … I love you more
And I'm Surely thankful ... for God blessin me with you
I'm Most Surely thankful for God blessin me with you
 
 
Track Name: The Good Stuff
The Good Stuff

I drive a pick up truck don't wear no cowboy hat
I used to have dog but now I've got two cats
I love to wear my favorite pair
of pointy toed cowboy boots

I used to drink too much
but now I'm down to just a sip
I could be kind of loud but now I keep it zipped
I seem to whistle when I'm nervous I can't help it
I swear I don't do it on purpose

I like the view form the middle so I can see both sides
I like it best when my left and my right both coencide
I don't like too little but I'll go just far enough
I'ts all right here in our lives and we call it the good stuff

Had our honeymoon down in Paris France
Then we came back home &
made our wedding plans,
Some folks think it's strange
seemed perfectly normal to me

We like to have our desert and rest for a little while then we might have some breakfast
later on at dinner time
our life is very simple when we just agree to agree

I like the view form the middle so I can see both sides
I like it best when my left and my right both coencide
I don't like too little and I'll go just far enough
I'ts all right here in our lives
and we call it the good stuff

We like to take a little nap and then watch the game
Then we'll make sweet love
and we'll call that a perfect day

We might start off real slow
and then later on
we'll just taper off
Well I like her and she likes me
we just seem to enjoy eachothers company
it's a plain and simple beuatiful life we lead

Come on now

I like the view form the middle so I can see both sides
I like it best when my left and my right both coencide
I don't like too little but I'll go just far enough
cause i'ts all right here in our lives and
we call it the good stuff

I'ts all right here in our lives and
we call it the good stuff

Man it's good we just call it the good stuff
Track Name: Take A Little Chance
Take a Little Chance
lyrics by Robert Louis Crane 4-17-11






Verse # 1
Why don't you take a little chance , one tiny step out on that floor
I'm just asking for one dance, You know it's what you came here for
All your toe tapping with your feet, Tells me you want leave your seat
Why don't you take a little chance on a lovely new romance ?


Verse # 2
Let me take you by the hand, just put arm around my waist
come on they're starting up the band, can't you feel your heart start to race
Soon we'll be dancing on the floor, if you'll just open up that door
why don't you take a little chance, on a lovely new romance ?


Chorus
I used to see you around the town , with that other guy
I heard he broke your heart and he made you cry,
I know you just afraid , you'll be hurt again
but you gotta start somewhere
Why don't yo take a little chance


Verse #3 -
I've seen the way you look at me, when I catch you in a glance
I know you feel it can't you see, this is our moment let's take a stance
we'll hold each other dancing slow, we'll feel the heat and then we'll know
It's right to start our new romance, Why don't you take a little chance ?
Track Name: Slow Sweet Goodbye
Slow Sweet Goodbye
By Robert Louis Crane

I had a dream the other night , an angel came bathed in white light, he bore a message , from you to me
He said I've come to take home your Marie, soon her time will come to leave, her work here is almost through, she's got one more thing to do

And She said Lord, I'd like a slow sweet goodbye, I want to gaze into their loving eyes one more time
I want to hold their hands, squeeze em tight, tell em everything is gonna be alright
and if you don't mind Lord, I'd like a slow sweet goodbye


She asked the Lord if he might wait, a few more days for her to come
she had just one more thing to get done
A day or two she would explain, was all she'd need to ease our pain,
just a few more days to gather family near


And She said Lord, I'd like a slow sweet goodbye, I want to gaze into their loving eyes one more time
I want to hold their hands and squeeze em tight, tell em everything is gonna be alright
and if you don't mind Lord ,
I'd like a slow sweet goodbye


The Angels held back on the gate, and all the saints prayed please God wait
Giver her a little more time, to hold her family near
Well the Lord he looked the other way
and Marie she got her stay
His gift to her, She gave to us that day.


And She said Lord, I'd like a slow sweet goodbye, I want to gaze into their loving eyes one more time, I want to hold their hands, squeeze em tight, tell em everything is gonna be alright if you don't mind Lord , I'd like a slow sweet goodbye
If it's ok with you Lord , I'd like a slow sweet goodbye
Track Name: Lehua Lover
Lehua Lover
By Robert Louis Crane 12-03-09
 
verse 1
There is a little tiny cabin ,up in the mountains of Kokee
Some folks claim it's a magical lovers hideaway
well aloha and good night, cause thats all she wrote
well she's my Lehua lover and
she knows just how to rock my boat
 
Chorus –
 
She's my Lehua lover and
she knows just how to treat me right, she loves me like no other
she's a powder keg mixed with dynamite, she gets my fires all a burning
my juices start to churning, she keeps me up half the night
 
verse 2
Well it started real slow , you just gotta understand
we was out walkin and I felt her squeeze my hand
well aloha and good night ,cause thats all she wrote
she's my Lehua lover and
she knows just how to rock my boat
 
Chorus –
She's my Lehua lover and she knows just how to treat me right
she loves me like no other, she's a powder keg mixed with dynamite
she gets my fires all a burning, my juices start to churning
she keeps me up half the night Chorus –
 
verse 3
Well I got to admit , I had no chance of runnin
it hit me like a freight train and I never seen it coming
well aloha and good night cause thats all she wrote
she's my Lehua lover and she knows just how to rock my boat
 
Final Chorus –
She's my Lehua lover and she knows just how to treat me right
she loves me like no other
she's a powder keg mixed with dynamite
she gets my fires all a burning
my juices start to churning
she keeps me up half the night
Track Name: My Son, Whom I've Never Met
My Son, Whom I've Never Met
by Robert Louis Crane Copywrite 2011


Verse # 1
Your Momma told me her secret, a long long time ago
And I swore I would keep it ,
I was just too young to know
that this secret I'd be keeping...
would be my biggest regret
That secret was you my son … whom I've never met

Verse # 2
I think God had a plan for someone to hold your hand when you first tried to walk
I bet your mom and dad
where so proud when you said ,
your first words as you talked
And I wish I was there
to dry your eyes and hold you tight
when those bad dreams awoke you
like they often do in the middle of the night

Chorus
And I wonder if you , ever wonder too … ?
About what could been if I ever met you
Not a day can go bye , I'm not reminded of you
My life's biggest regret, is the secret I've kept
My son, whom I've never met

Verse #3
Are your eyes crystal blue
like your grandmas' were too ?
Do you have my curly hair?
Is there a scar on your knee
when you from that tree
that you climbed on a dare?
I wish I'd given you the keys to the family car for your first big date
And I'm sorry that I wasn't there to see you graduate

Chorus
And I wonder if you , ever wonder too … ?
about what could been if I ever met you
Not a day can go bye , I'm not reminded of you
My Life's biggest regret is the secret I've kept
You're the son whom I've never met

Verse # 4
I dream you are all grown with a house and wife and a son of your own
Did you teach him to fish and ride a bike and catch a ball that you've thrown
And if you cherish them half as much as I do of all my thoughts of you
Well then you're truly blessed my beautiful son whom I never knew
Track Name: I Don't Need You
I Don't Need You By Robert Crane copyright 11-14-2011
Verse 1
A A
I Don't Need you... Like the honey don't need the bees
F#m F#m
I don't feel you Like the wind don't feel the trees
E7sus E7sus
And I don't want you Like a moth drawn to the flame
E E
And I don't miss the sound of your voice when you don't call my name

Verse 2
A A
You got no hold on me, said the tide to the moon
F#m F#m
And you don't fill that emptiness Inside me
E7sus E7sus
Your words don't cut me, like a razor through the skin
E E
And I'm not hoping & praying you'll come back home again

Pre-chorus
Bm7 E F#m
I'm not aching for the sound of your footsteps on the stair
G E
And I don't lie awake every night just wishing you were here

Chorus
A E F#m D-E
I don't need you at all,
A E F#m D E
And the stars they don't need a place to fall
Bm7 E E7sus E
My heart don't need to beat, My lungs won't need a breath
D E A
If I don't have you I won't need the rest
A - Base string Thump 123-12-123 twice
Verse 3
A A
Don't miss you lying next to me , Like the desert don't miss the rain
F#m
And I Don't Need Your Sweet Caress
E7sus E7sus
I don't hunger For Your Love ... Like the morning waits on the sun
E E
And you can't break my heart If you don't run
A A
I can't feel your body trembling on my fingertips
F#m
I can't hold yo all night long
E7sus
Can't feel the tenderness of your kiss
E
And I can't feel your heart beating like a drum

Pre-chorus
Bm7 E F#M
I don't wake up every morning reaching over to an empty place
G E
And I'm not staring in the mirror at the tear tracks running down my face

Running down my face , Running down my face

Bridge -
Bm7
My Pretending that its not ending
E7sus E
Thats how I can dull the pain
Bm7
My relying on my denying
E7sus E
is driving me, is driving me , is driving me , Is driving me insane

Chorus
A E F#m D E
I Don't Need You I don't need you at all,
A E F#m D E
And the stars they don't need a place to fall
Bm7 E7sus
My heart don't need to beat, My lungs won't need a breath
D E A
If I don't have you I won't need the rest Repeat Chorus
D E D E D E A (end)
If Don't Have you , If Don't Have you, If Don't Have you
A D E A
I won't Need The Rest
Track Name: Powerless
“Powerless”
By Robert Crane 3-26-13

bob@thegreenbirdstudio.com 415-726-9571


Verse 1


I'm bending and about to break , so tired and feeling weak

I'm vulnerable to mistakes, I didn't used make, I am staring at defeat

I'm struggling to address all those shortcomings I've suppressed

so many things I wished I'd changed and now I regret I'm powerless



1st chorus


like a sinking boat in a stormy sea with out a sail

like a speeding train running out track soon I will derail

so powerless as the light fades from your eyes

I pray for a miracle , before all hope dies


2nd Verse


I'm trying to swim upstream, no one hears my frantic calls

the River toys and drowns & laughs at me as I 'm heading for the falls

Like bird with a broken wing I've lost control of so many things

I'm Crumbling under the stress I'm powerless


Bridge


Like the frightened boy at the leaking dyke with the water breaking through

Every time I plug another hole it gets replaced by two

I'm running out out of fingers what more can I do I'm powerless


2nd chorus


so powerless as the light fades from eyes I pray for a miracle , before all hope dies

so powerless as I watch you slip away I've done everything I know how to do

And it's all been in vain, I'm Powerless , I'm Powerless
Track Name: Alex
We don’t know why you had to go
and where does God keep the ones
that we all cherish so
your smile was a sun so bright it would light up the moon
why do all the best of us get called home so soon?

You where our beloved daughter
our dearest sister, our best friend
Our love for you is feeling that will never end

You can count on the fingers of just one hand
They are the special ones we love so much it hurts
who truly were our friends
Our hearts have a special room
where your love will always live
Hats of to Alex you gave us all you had to give

We’re gonna miss your smiling face
and the stories you could tell
about the game you loved so much
and knew and played so well
in a field of dreams , there is a hall of famers
and they are calling for you to strap on the gear
and we know our Alex she’ll surely givem hell
like she always did down here

For the special ones
God must have a secret plan
When we see you one day soon
Maybe we will finally understand
When we’ve played our final inning
And our game down here is through
We will have the best seats in the house
Sitting right next to you

You can count on the fingers of just one hand
They are the special ones we love so much it hurts
who truly were our friends
Our hearts have a special room
where your love will always live
Hats of to Alex you gave us all you had to give


For the special ones
God must have a secret plan
When we see you one day soon
Maybe we will finally understand
When we’ve played our final inning
And our game down here is through
We will have the best seats in the house
Because we’ll be Sitting right next to you
We’ll be Sitting right next to you
We’ll be sitting right next to you
Track Name: Someone Like You
“Someone Like You”
By Robert Louis Crane “For Amanda “ 8-16-13
From my conversations with Gary

Verse 1
well if you don't know , just to be safe that it's clear
if you've a lingering doubt, in the wake of my tears
the best thing in my life, was to be loved …
by someone like you
Chorus
if I didn't tell you
if I didn't show you
you need to know you
are more than I ever deserved
wish I could give back
the time I took away
it's what I regret ...
to my last day
Verse 2
it wasn't your choice , you had nowhere to turn
you were the cool winter rain , on the bridges I burned...
was it my dumb luck, or some beautiful fate
to be loved...
by someone like you
Chorus
if I didn't tell you
if I didn't show you
you need to know you
are more than I ever deserved
wish I could give back
the time I took away
it's what I regret ...
to my last day
Verse 3
So twisted the road , that has been my life
it didn't turn out quite like
they told me it might, I don't understand
why God up above
would let me be loved …

By someone like you
Track Name: Put Up A Fight
Put up a fight, put up a fight
come out swinging with all of your might
Put up fight, put up a fight
You've been knocked down and kicked around
most of your life

It's time to prove it once and for all
you can take the punches and not take the fall
You're not gonna stand up tall
Put up a fight

Put up fight, put up a fight
life pulls you down
but you still got your pride

Put up fight, put up a fight
it is always darkest before you see the light

You may be battered, bloody and bruised
but you've got nothing, nothing left to loose
all you gotta do is choose
Put up a fight

(hum the chorus )

Your heart is aching and full of pain
it's time to break out from all of your chains
if you do your life will never ever, ever be the same
Put up a fight