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Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
Hopscotch, skip and run
A playground in the LA sun, I remember
Chapel time, sing a hymn
Swingin’ on the jungle gym, I can see her
 
Jet black, hair and eyes
First grade held a surprise, for me
What I felt too young to name
But I felt it all the same, for Natalie
 
Finding Natalie, and tell her of, the place I have in my heart
Finding Natalie, for all the love, I’ve had for her from the start
Finding Natalie, how has she been, so long that we’ve been apart
Finding Natalie, the first to win my heart
 
Another grade, came and went
Then one more and more she meant, to me
One day, much to my dismay
Her mother asked if I liked Natalie
 
Pretended not to hear
Though my heart called I ran in fear, oh youth
That year, I would leave
Never to tell Natalie, the truth
 
Finding Natalie, and tell her of, the place I have in my heart
Finding Natalie, for all the love, I’ve had for her from the start
Finding Natalie, how has she been, so long that we’ve been apart
Finding Natalie, the first to win, my heart
 
Hey, Hey, Hey!
 
Never did find Natalie
No second chance for me, to tell her
Lesson learned the hardest way
If my heart calls again one day
I’m gonna answer
 
Finding Natalie, and tell her of, the place I have in my heart
Finding Natalie, for all the love, I’ve had for her from the start
Finding Natalie, how has she been, so long that we’ve been apart
Finding Natalie, the first to win, my heart
 
Finding Natalie, and tell her of, the place I have in my heart
Finding Natalie, for all the love, I’ve had for her from the start
Finding Natalie, how has she been, so long that we’ve been apart
Finding Natalie, the first to win, my heart

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
I have a crush
On this here city
Another perfect LA summer
Another day so pretty
 
There’s an awful lot of beauty
And a whole lotta gritty
Some seen and sometimes hidden
In this here city
 
Here we go!
 
So come on saddle up
In your jeans and leather
Wrap your arms around me now
We’re gonna ride together
 
Today we’ll see mountains
The desert and the sea
So hold on tight, ready, set, go
On a one, two, three
 
Yeah!
 
Ready set go, on a one, two, three
I gotta few places I want you to see
Gonna, do my best gonna be your guide
Through Los Angeles were gonna ride, ride, ride
 
We’ll start with Edendale, Glendale, Palmdale, Signal Hill
Echo Park, Highland Park, Griffith Park, Bunker Hill
 
Sun Valley, Simi Valley, Green Valley, Westlake
Vernon, Hermon, Sherman Oaks and Silver Lake
 
Covina, West Covina, Gardena
Temple City, La Puente, Altadena, Pasadena
 
Lakewood, Lynnwood, Brentwood, Inglewood
Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Hollywood
 
Topanga, La Tuna, Alhambra
Sylmar, Diamond Bar, Azusa, Tarzana
 
Chinatown, Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown
Eagle Rock, Little Rock, they all rock, Travel Town
 
Downey, San Dimas, La Mirada
Hawthorne, Watts, Los Feliz, La Canada
 
North Hills, South Gate, Westwood, East LA
Arleta, Lomita, Santa Monica Bay
 
Whittier, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, and Bell
San Marino, San Pedro, San Gabriel
 
Here I grew up, I think I’m gonna stay
I have a crush, a crush on LA
I think of my dad, he bought a train fare
To a new life, a story not rare
 
City vast, wonders abound
What you’re lookin’ for, I bet can be found
And you know, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet
 
Go!

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
Always forever, its time, it’s now or never
Come along and stand with me, by my side I know you’ll see
A life we’ll have, so much fun, sparkling times, don’t you run
Future bright, stay the night, and don’t be afraid it’ll be
 
Alright
For you and me
How lovely things can be
Just like we, always hoped
 
Build a life day to day, stick together find our way
And love each other all throughout, and not give up in times of doubt
Mistakes we’ll make but we will strive, to forgive not say goodbye
I trust my heart it does not lie, and don’t be afraid it’ll be
 
Alright
For you and me
How lovely things can be
Just like we, always hoped
 
Summer’s here, but I see the fall
I want you now, I want you all
We’re not old, but not so young
I know the last song I want sung
A harmony, I hear for two
Let’s sing together me and you
Always
 
Smiling faces happy times, I am yours and you are mine
That’s the world that I do see, the world I want for you and me
Always forever, its time, it’s now or never
Future bright stay the night, and don’t be afraid it’ll be alright
 
Alright for you and me
How lovely things can be
Just like we, always hoped
 
Alright for you and me
How lovely things can be
Just like we, always hoped

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
You’re my shining star
You’re my favorite, by far
The one for me alright
Your gonna rock my world tonight
 
Let’s begin, I hold your neck gently
Then, you respond to me
I feel, the electricity
I play you, maybe you play me?
 
You know, what I like
That’s what I have in mind, for us tonight
And if they’re watching, well that’s alright
I’m ready, you’re ready, let’s
 
Yeah!
 
Your body, fits so well with mine
And it feels so good every time
We play, and I will never stray
My hands belong on you this way
 
A day away, that’s too long
I want you again, I need your song
The sounds you make, they drive me wild
Bring me to my knees my child
 
I’ve lost control, tell me just who’s in command
Feel the eyes on us, as you melt in my hands
Pull your strings, make you sing
I won’t stop, until I hear you scream
 
Hear you scream, hear you scream
I won’t stop, until I hear you scream
Hear them scream, hear them scream
We won’t stop, until we hear then scream
 
You’re my shining star
You’re my favorite, guitar
The one for me alright
Were gonna rock their world tonight

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
Women make the world go ‘round
Don’t tell me you don’t think it’s true
Let’s start with your mother who
Brought you in the world and cared for you
And you’ll see, what I’ve found
That they make the world go around
 
Ms. Mesa and Ms. Kelly
The extra miles they went for me
Teachers who could see your best
If you’re believed in you are blessed
You’ll see, what I have found
That they make the world go around
 
Women march three million strong
Love not hate our rights aren’t wrong
Sisters so magnificent
I’d like one for my president
You’ll see, what I have found
That they make the world go around
 
Mothers daughters, sisters, lovers, women we have wed
Oh Maya, Rosa, Susan B., and others who have led
 
So ‘round and ‘round the world it goes
And I know why and I thank those
Women every day who show
How beautiful our better selves can be
That is profound
I know you’ll see, that they do make
The world go around

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
Hey there
I see you’re hurting
What’s on your mind?
Tell me, what is troubling you?
 
Won’t you sit down?
And tell me your story
And I will tell you mine
It’s the most healin’ thing we can do
 
Now you may see my
Oh my smiling face yeah
Don’t you let it mislead you to think
I haven’t had troubles too
 
Never compare your inside
With somebody’s outside
Cause I can guarantee that’s a recipe
For feelin’ blue
 
I’m no stranger to pain, I’m no stranger to suffering, hey, hey, hey
Or to lie in the night awake tossing and turnin’, or to pray
For release from the anguish of blame of myself, I know that too
Let’s tell our story, and it’ll help us through
 
I was a prisoner
One of my very own thoughts
Peace of mind I would have bought
At any price, I tell you
 
And a man told his story
How he suffered and was healed
And his answer he revealed
And I thought I can make it too
 
He’s no stranger to pain, he’s no stranger to suffering, hey, hey, hey
Or to lie in the night awake tossing and turnin’, or to pray
For release from the anguish of blame of himself, he knows that too
He told me his story, and it helped me through
 
So tomorrow
If you meet someone hurting
You might tell them your story
It’s the most healin’ thing you can do
 
You’re no stranger to pain you’re no stranger to suffering, hey, hey, hey
Or to lie in the night awake tossing and turnin’, or to pray
For release from the anguish of blame of yourself, you know that too
You can tell your story, and it’ll help them through, hey
 
We’re no stranger to pain, we’re no stranger to suffering, hey, hey, hey
Or to lie in the night awake tossing and turnin’, or to pray
For release from the anguish of blame of ourselves, we know that too
Let’s tell our story, it’ll help us through

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
I will be your stranger
And come to you in the night
Waking you, taking you
Til’ the mornin’ light
 
If you want some danger
And I think you might
I will be your stranger
Wait for me tonight
 
The stranger’s voice you know
And when he speaks you heed
He yearns for you he burns for you
And you follow his lead
 
The stranger knows your body
And scenes played through your mind
You allow one to unfold
Of the forbidden kind
 
I will be your stranger
And come to you in the night
Waking you, taking you
Til’ the mornin’ light
 
The stranger, doesn’t ask
He knows just what to do
You drink in what you feel with him
How fiercely he needs you
 
All the expectations
Thoughts of right and wrong
Burdens all just slip away
Here, they don’t belong
 
I am your stranger
I’ll come to you in the night
I am your stranger
Wait for me

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
Have you been up so high
That to fall would be to die?
In the race are you number one?
From something are you on the run?
 
Do you know surrender?
Well I do
 
Have you gotten what you prized
Followed by emptiness inside?
Do you crave someone’s esteem?
Have you lost it in a nightmare dream?
 
Do you know surrender?
Well I do
 
Happiness I traded in
For what I thought I needed, what a sin
Nothing less than the gold
But I wanted in from the cold
 
Do you know surrender?
Well I do
 
Do you know surrender?
Well I do

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
Play it like the record, I wanna hear you
Play it like the record, love it when you
Play it like the record, I need you to
Play it like the record
 
Here I am at your big show
Now I grew up with your records you know
Play me that guitar solo
Note for note, like the record yeah
 
Spun your album one thousand times
Made a recordin’ of it in my mind
So tonight would you be so kind
Would you, play it like the record yeah
 
Play it like the record, I wanna hear you
Play it like the record, love it when you
Play it like the record, I need you to
Play it like the record
 
I like the rhythm of the breakbeat drum
I like the 9 on the G minor strum
I want to hear it, like it was sung
On your record yeah
 
If you don’t want my objection
Take my advice and direction
Don’t you change what’s pure perfection
Play it like the record yeah
 
Play it like the record, I wanna hear you
Play it like the record, love it when you
Play it like the record, I need you to
Play it like the record
 
I began to dream, at an early age
That it was me, playin’ on the stage
Playing your songs, I learned them all by ear
Ah tonight, I want to hear
 
Play it like the record, I wanna hear you
Play it like the record, love it when you
Play it like the record, I need you to
Play it like the record
 
Play it like the record, I wanna hear you
Play it like the record, love it when you
Play it like the record, I need you to
Play it like the record!

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
They call her the jewel
The jewel of the Verdugos
Have you ever looked around, for a perfect gem and found
It right under your nose?
 
Ain’t gonna worry ‘bout what not
I wanna hurry ‘cause I’ve got
To put back into my step, a skip and money I’ll bet
She’ll give me my best shot
 
On my way to her today
A good mood met me halfway
My own movie has begun, there’s many scenes but just one
I want to replay
 
Well I’m a goin’ to Glendale
Yes I’m a headed to Glendale
Just like I did, when I was a kid
I ain’t seen her fail
 
Well I had, had a love
And she lived there way up high above
Kenneth Road, and I road
Yeah my bicycle there and she showed
Me how
It felt to feel like a man
A man in love with a girl and with the whole wide world
In Glendale it all began
 
Now do you, have a Glendale too?
I said do you have your own Glendale too?
 
Well I had, had a love
And she lived there way up high above
Kenneth Road, and I road
Yeah my bicycle there and she showed
Me how
It felt to feel like a man
A man in love with a girl and with the whole wide world
In Glendale happen it can
 
I know you’ve got your own Glendale
I know you’ve got your own Glendale
I know you’ve got your own Glendale
I know you’ve got your own Glendale
 
I know you’ve got your own Glendale (Glendale)
Your own Glendale (Glendale)
Your own Glendale (Glendale)
Your own Glendale (Glendale)

Written by David Haerle, published by Edendale Station (ASCAP)
© Edendale Station
 
I’ve been a tracer, tracing over lines
Drawn by others, need something that is mine
I’ve been tracer, been a tracer, got to burn this here paper
I need something that is mine
 
It’s getting’ clear, the message has arrived
I’ve gotta build something of my own before I die
Before I die, before I die, I’ve got to build before I die
Something of my own
 
Look around, what do I see?
People gettin’ older everywhere, includin’ me
I see an end, I see an end, my old ways I cannot defend
I’m terrified of regret
 
Watching youth, slippin’ away
A little more distant, every single day
I must begin, I must begin, if not now well then tell me when?
Step into the unknown
 
Close my eyes, what do I see?
I see a man, oh the man, I want to be
Take a chance, where I’ve taken none
Well today, I took a step, I’ve begun