Art Songs

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Stories in a Drawer 
Bernie Zelitch, music and words 
© 2021 Sing to the Choir 

Make me yours ever more 
List of pills and what they're for 
Stories in a drawer 

If a wall shatters 
Save her picture I'll think it matters 
Story, story chapters 

A drawer full of stories on paper thin 
"Make me yours": was it ever more? 
Rain is wondering 

"Make me yours": was it ever more? 
Rain is wondering 

Make me yours ever more 
Wrote a song no one's heard 
Rain waits by the curb 
Rain waits by the curb 
Last Taste of Lemon Meringue 
Bernie Zelitch, music and words 
© 2021 Sing to the Choir 

Cook suggested lemon pie 
(Guess that diner was her life) 
"You may taste the mountain air 
Bake for strangers stoppin' here!" 
Weren't we late on the way to your sister's wedding? 

How does it taste? 
How does it taste? 
How does it taste when it tastes just like an ending? 

Can you hear the kettle sound? 
Can you turn the kettle down? 
I'll find oatmeal if I can 
You'll find raisin bran 
Herbal tea and a Splenda and lemon 

How does it taste? 
How does it taste? 
How does it taste when it tastes just like an ending? 

After our last slice of lemon meringue 
On the counter, two empty cups we'd never hold again 
"Let's live on sugar crust!" I said and then 
You said, "Lemons, they're our forever friend." 

Years since we called late to work 
One more cup, we'll call "dessert" 
Did we know that golden fluff 
Might not be enough? 
But we know we're full, full pretending 

How does it taste? 
How does it taste? 
How does it taste when it tastes just like an ending? 
 

Split Ends (Like Good Friends) 
Bernie Zelitch, music and words 
© 2021 Sing to the Choir 

Your first time in my chair But I know that stare 
Forget him! Cut it short! show your pretty face! 
If he sat for me I'd cut for free but in his low, hanging place! 
Yes, they are like, like good friends, Like good friends 

Go in with bangs that scream: "Who's her fashion team? 
Is she a local or a lawya from New Yawk?" 
Go in tough but flirty, sway the judge and jury 
"Objection overruled, let her talk!" 
Yes, they are like, like good friends, Like good friends 

I know their panic calls: "Can you fit us in?" 
Their split ends, damage and tangling 
Know their tangling, damage and split ends 
I know their lives, they're just like good friends 

"Be a friend! Fit me in! Be a friend!" 
I am all split ends, damage and tangling 
I'm all tangling, damage and split ends!" 
I know their lives, they're just like good friends 
They're just like friends, they're just like friends 

Picture dirty dance curl, quick blow out, girl 
You'll both be dreaming way beyond the second date 
Picture you at nine slow-sipping wine: "My fillet came out great!" 
Great! Now picture me. I'm here with friends closing late 

Like good friends