by Luke Tuchscherer

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The solo acoustic album from Luke Tuchscherer. Download features free bonus track, Fighting to Survive!


released October 4, 2019

Produced by Luke Tuchscherer
Recorded by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound, Maplewood, NJ
Mixed and mastered by Chris Corney

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Track Name: My Darling England
I see the way my friend is going, I know how he’ll end up
It’s a shame but I can’t stop it, y’know some men are born with bad luck
Cos it’s a hard life to begin with, it’s harder still if you’re poor
If your daddy was a working man, you’ll be walking that factory floor
The creases in his furrowed brow are getting deeper every day
Oh my darling England, won’t you see sing for my friend again?

Now I know some people can break out, but I know most people will stay
You’ve got to look beyond your surroundings or realise there’s a price to pay
Cos when you come to the understanding that your life has hit a brick wall
You’ll be too young to want to live like that, but too old to break the fall
And the tears will drop right from your eyes, just like English rain
Oh my darling England, won’t you sing for them again?

Now the streets are filled with shadows, every house has its own ghost
The people are growing restless, never getting what they want the most
Some people don’t have what it takes and I feel for them, I really do
But if you think that you’re worth something, then you’ve really got nothing to lose
Cos before you know it, you’ll be sad and old, praying for days gone by
Oh my darling England, don’t you hear them cry?

Some folks were born to be doctors, some folks to work the land
But some folks will just do nothing, they just live for the drink in their hand
Y’know everything made can be altered, but not every choice can be undone
The wise should teach their children not to do as they’ve done
Then maybe somehow wealth won’t mean a thing
And I hope I’m alive for that day
Oh my darling England, won’t you sing for me someday?

Since when were we afraid of our neighbours? Since when did we bar all our doors?
This isn’t the place I grew up in, tell me when did our minds get so small?
Sure there are folks who are struggling to deal with the cards in their hand
Just a-praying for redemption and a song to sing of this land
So I’m singing for England and all that she is, for all the love and the pain
Oh my darling England, won’t you sing with me today?
Track Name: Be Loved
If you’re feeling lonely, then girl, you’re not alone
If you’re feeling weary then let me carry you home
It ain’t no sin to say you’ve had enough
And it ain’t no crime to want to be loved

If you’re feeling too weak, then please, take the strength from these arms
If you’re scared of being hurt, then let God be my witness, I’ll do you no harm
It ain’t no surprise that this life can be rough
So come on admit it, you just want to be loved

Don’t be ashamed
No, don’t be ashamed
Don’t be ashamed that you want to be loved

Another cryptic epiphany intoxicates me and leaves me stumbling blind
Are those signals you’re sending me, or are they just signs?
But there’s something that tells me I shouldn’t give up
There’s a look in your eye says you want to be loved

Don’t be afraid
No, don’t be afraid
Don’t be afraid, we all want to be loved
Track Name: Don't Let Him Change You
Your precious light is fading
But please don’t let him take it from you, not you
I wish that I could be there
To hold you and run my fingers through your hair
But it’s not fair

So please don’t let him change you, my dear

I don’t think I can take it
I always thought we’d make it alright, alright
But life don’t work out how we want it
You’re with him and I’m left haunted each night
I can’t sleep nights

But please don’t let him change you, my dear
Please don’t let him change you, my dear

When you touched my hand, it burned
But my heart went cold
Just another reminder of the hand I’ll never hold

You used to laugh like nothing could stop you
You used to dance like no one was watching you, sweet you
But now that spark you have is fading
Oh, promise you won’t let him take it from you
That spark is you

So please don’t let him change you, my dear
Please don’t let him change you, my dear
Track Name: The Billions
Lately I’ve been thinking about all that I have done
All the times I’ve sat here bitching ’bout how lonely I’ve become
But maybe I don’t know nothing, I’m not that rich but I’m not that poor
And I ain’t ever known the suffering of those who go to war

My heart may have been broken, but I ain’t never fired a gun
And while some of my friends betrayed me, I ain’t ever lost a son
And I’ve never known the fear of hearing bombs fall in the night
And I ain’t had to worry whether my husband will be alright

So I’ve got to watch my money and pay the bank from time to time
I can walk in the street and know I won’t step on no landmine
And I can take my car, go wherever I want to go
Safe in the knowledge there ain’t no checkpoints on the road

Yeah, I still want a woman to keep the darkness from my mind
But I have running water and food ain’t too hard to find
So my heart goes out to the billions who have it worse than me
Lord, I’ll stop my bitching, when you bring those people peace
Track Name: The Other Side
Fading like a snowflake
I’m blushing and my hands shake
So it goes, the world is as I know
I’m nothing, I am zero

Take the time to shine your light
Bring my sins out into sight
Pull me from the other side

In my life, I’ve been kneeling
The pretenders got me reeling
No one knows the feelings that I hide
I’m listless, I’m ossified

Take the time to make me right
Cos when day fades tonight
I’ll be dreaming of your light

Well, if I could shine like you
I’d not feel like I do
As it is, I’m eclipsed
Cos only heaven can make stars like this

Take the time to make me right
Bring my sins into the light
Pull me from the other side
Track Name: Carousel
Here I am on the carousel, reaching for that big brass ring
Waiting for something, freezing as hell, I’m searching for a song to sing
Life comes by and grabs each limb, pulls you four separate ways
Everything we do is for someone else, tell me who sets the penance we pay?

And we’re spinning around in a daze
And we hope and we wish and we pray
That something will come our way

You live and love with your heart on your sleeve
Hoping that you won’t be done wrong
But as we know too well, trust is a fragile thing
And once you break it, it’s gone

Around the world, I think we’re the same
We’re lost in dreams passed by
Always hanging on for that better day
That moment when we’ll feel alive
Track Name: Violets
I saw the purple on your arms
And the pain in your eyes
I saw him on the forecourt
As you paid for his fuel that night

And maybe he’s got you under his spell
Maybe you’ve got a secret, maybe you’ll never tell
But what he shows you ain’t love
No, that ain’t love

It’s no place for a stranger
To offer their advice to you
To guess what you’re feeling
Or tell you what you should do

But if I could, well, you know I’d say let him go
As he bruises your body so he bruises your soul
And what you shows you ain’t love
No, that ain’t love

The violence of the violets
Contrasted ’gainst porcelain white
Was burned into my eyes
As he drove you out into the night
Track Name: I Can't Wait
My heart it sings for you, can’t you hear it?
My blood it pumps for you, can’t you feel it?
The minutes feel like days, I know you know what I mean
Nothing’s as fragile as this time in between

And I can’t wait
No, I can’t wait to see you again

Where once was a space, you have filled it
Where once was a devil, you have killed it
When you say you miss me, you know I know what you mean
Nothing is as hard as this time in between
Track Name: Potash
We begged for sun and summer came, but now it’s here we pray for rain
And that rain will come, and maybe stay, and we’ll be begging for that sunny day

Lye, lye-de-dye-dye
Lie, lie upon lie

You know I’d come if you called but your reticence says it all
Your marble eyes and heart of stone, your golden hair and your Dictaphone

Where you going? Where you been? With your devil’s smile and guitar strings?
With your tired legs and your aching back, with your Hunter S. and Kerouac?

The battle’s lost but you say it’s won, amid the shells and the smoking guns
You paid the price with others’ lives while their bodies rot and gather flies

A mother’s tear, a father’s sigh as the criminal pays off his alibi
A distant war, a foreign flag, oh tell us when you’re gonna bring ’em back

My heart it pounds, my face is red, as words we spoke run through my head
I sing the songs and pick the bones of all the love I’ve ever known

In the deepest dark, I know my mind, I know my heart and what I’ll find
Cos it knows loss and it knows defeat, it may be black but Lord, can’t you hear it beat?

We all know hurt, we all know fear, we all taste the salt in our tears
But there is love, and there is truth, just kiss my lips if you want the proof

We begged for sun and summer came, but now it’s here we pray for rain
Track Name: The Night Tom Petty Died
Well, I’d just moved to New York City on the night Tom Petty died
Sitting at the bar in the Tribeca Tavern, on the jukebox was Learning to Fly
A beer cost more than I could spend, I wish that I was home
But it was too late then, I’d made my decision, and there I was drinking alone

I was alone
A little lost boy in the big bad city

So I went down to Bleecker Street to see what I could see
An invisible man to all the other people, yeah, nobody would talk to me
I went down to ride the subway cars with all the other freaks and geeks
Everybody staring at the only white man as we left 96th St.

The beginning of a big adventure kicked off with a tragic twist
A massacre in Vegas, the death of a hero
Well, no one had prepared me for this
And everyone says it’s a dream come true
Could it be another dream I’ve blown?
Waiting for my darling to get on a plane
Until then I’m on my own

A little lost boy in the big bad city
Track Name: Road to Damascus
I’m on the road to Damascus, I’ve never felt so low
Waiting for the faith that never seems to show
It never seems to show

It seems that I have been forsaken and left on my own
Stranded on the road to redemption, waiting for a star to lead me home
A tonic for my bones, a saviour for my soul

And I’m on the road to Damascus
And I’m all alone, yeah

Trying to get to the Street Called Straight to restore my sight
Cos on this road I’ve been blinded by a thousand brake lights
A thousand black nights, a thousand lost fights

And I’m on the road to Damascus
And I’m all alone, yeah
And I’m on the road to Damascus
And I’m all alone, yeah
Track Name: You Still Have My Heart
You’re my best friend you know, I’ll go wherever you may go
When the wind blows cold I’ve still got you to hold

You’re my idea of love, you’ll always be enough
And when money’s tight I’ll still have your light

We’ve already come so far, don’t need the sky to read the stars
Cos when all grows dark you still have my heart

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