Transoceanic Railway

by Gypsies in Cyberspace

/
  •  

1.
2.
3.
4.
05:51
5.
6.
7.
03:18
8.
9.
10.

about

Remixed, remastered and reissued, February, 2016.

Welcome to the fourth Gypsies in Cyberspace album, "Transoceanic Railway".

It's hard to believe the Gypsies have recorded four albums together...especially when you consider that the two of us have never inhabited the same space, at the same time. It's true. Four albums into our musical partnership and we've yet to meet, in person. That pesky Atlantic Ocean still separates us. And yet, the Internet continues to provide the perfect medium for us to exchange ideas and musical contributions with each other, riding the technological rails of our own "Transoceanic Railway".

Joining us on our journey this time around were Ron Baumgartner, Cliff Stafford and Rick Marksberry, who graciously contributed their time and musical talents to help transform those initial ideas mentioned earlier into the ten songs that ultimately became this album. Thanks, guys. We couldn't have done it without you.

And now, our work is finished. (Well, not really. We've already started planning a fifth Gypsies' album. But that's another set of liner notes...to be written at another, later, time.) We invite you to hop aboard our "Transoceanic Railway", as this particular musical train rolls out of the station. Enjoy your trip.

Kev & Jack
Da Gypsies
August, 2012

credits

released September 1, 2012

Gypsies in Cyberspace:
Kevin Sweeney - guitar, bass, vocals
Jack Nimersheim - guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals

Special thanks to:
Cliff Stanton - saxophone, trumpet, harmonica (tracks 2-4, 6-8, 10)
Ron Baumgartner - drums (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10)
Rick Marksberry - guitar (track 9)

Produced by Jack Nimersheim

"Transoceanic Railway" CD © 2012, ChezNims Music
All Songs © 2012, SweeNims Music

tags

license

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Gypsies in Cyberspace

Gypsies in Cyberspace
Kevin Sweeney: guitar, bass, vocals
Jack Nimersheim: guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, vocals

contact / help

Contact Gypsies in Cyberspace

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: When You Need Me
When you need me…you come around.
And when you see me…oooo…I play the clown.
Well, you deceive me. You tell me lies.
And then you leave me… oooo…it makes me cry.

I hear you breathe. I hear you sigh.
You say you need me…then say goodbye.

It’s all a game, a toss of the die.
You play to win, I play to survive.

‘cause when you need me…you need a fool.
You never free me…oooo…you make the rules.
You know you use me…then run around.
And you abuse me…ooo…and bring me down.

You better choose. I think it’s time.
Or you might lose me. Make up your mind.

Well, you know you’re gonna leave, gonna say goodbye.
Never settle down with me, always make me cry.
Next time, baby, when you come around.
I’m gonna take your little game, flip it upside down.

You better heed me.
And please believe me.
‘cause if you leave me.
Then, when you need me.

I’ll say goodbye…say goodbye…just say goodbye, girl…
Ooooo…say goodbye.
Say goodbye, now.
Track Name: Too Late for Tears
Deep down, let’s face it
Both of us know it’s looking like the end
So now, before it’s too late
One of us has just got to break or bend
Is it too late, too late for tears?

We know, c’mon, be truthful
Something’s gone wrong and now we’re all washed up
There’s words we should have unsaid
They tore us apart, but we can patch it up
Is it too late, too late for tears?

Come on girl, admit, you still love me a bit, don’t you?
Come on girl, admit, you love me just a bit, don’t you?
Is it too late, too late, really much too late for tears?

I’ll change, or really try to
Make it like it was when we first started out
In time, I’ll make it up to you
But you won’t see if we don’t turn it around
Is it too late, too late for tears?

Come on girl, admit, you still love me a bit, don’t you?
Come on girl, admit, you love me just a bit don’t you?
Is it too late, too late, really much too late for tears?
Track Name: Give Me a Sign
Give me a sign that you want to be mine
And I’ll hold you and love you for all of our time
Please meet my eye or just give me a sigh
And I’ll hold my arms open and take you inside

Yours is the smile that I’m longing to see
Yours are the eyes that I want to see me

Standing apart we’re a song that’s unsung
Just some notes in a rhyme that has yet to be rung
Say that you’d like our two hearts to collide
And I’ll give you the key that will take you inside

Yours is the voice that I’m longing to hear
Yours is the heart that I want to be near

Just take my hand and say you understand
And I’ll hold you and love you as long as I can
Whisper my name and say you feel the same
And I’ll hold you and love you all over again

Yours is the smile that I’m longing to see
Yours are the eyes that I want to see me
Yours is the voice that I’m longing to hear
Yours is the heart that I want to be near


Say that you’d like our two hearts to collide
And I’ll give you the key that will take you inside
Give me a sign that you want to be mine
And I’ll hold you and love you for all of our time
Hold you and love you
Hold you and love you
Hold you and love you for all of our time
Track Name: Do Ya Do It?
DO YA DO IT?

Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
If you don’t do it – what are you trying to be

There’s greybeards wearing Harley D’s
There’s Emos all in black
There’s longhairs wearing Led Zep Ts
With four signs on the back
There’s little girls just hardly born
With T-shirts screaming porn
And little-bitty boys should be playing toys
Walking round with Satan on

Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
If you don’t do it – what’s that you’re saying to me

Weekend warriors dressed to kill
In Guy Fawkes Vs and Ts
While kooks in suits and cowboy boots
Bring the country to its knees
Used to be Ts about love and peace
But now it’s burn the banks
Some say occupy the streets
And some say send in the tanks

Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
If you don’t do it – just give that T-shirt to me

Wear your culture on your chest
Paint your values on the back
But come the time to take the test
You’re just running with the pack

Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
If you don’t do it – what are you trying to be

Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
If you don’t do it – what’s that you’re saying to me

Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
If you don’t do it – should you be wearing that T

Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
Do you do it – or do you just wear the T-shirt
If you don’t do it – just give that T-shirt to me
Track Name: Into the Dream
She lived out on the highway
Beside the sea
And when she drifted down my way
She went sailing out, into the dream

Like a comet at midnight
She paints the sky
With the light of her laughter
And the sparkle in her eye

We were married at sunrise
Beside the sea
And as I drifted in her eyes
I went sailing out, into the dream
Track Name: Break the Blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby, are you alright
That look you gave me gave me such a fright
Cold as a three dog night
You’re in a corner tensing for a fight
I just need you to hold me
I don’t need you to scold me
I’d rather that you kiss than you bite
Baby won’t you talk so I can understand
Baby won’t you come around and take my hand
Baby won’t you let me be your loving man tonight

Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby I don’t know why
You won’t talk or look me in the eye
All that you do is sigh
Freeze me out like I’m some other guy
I just need you to hold me…..
I don’t need you to scold me
I’d rather that you kiss than you bite
Baby won’t you talk so I can understand
Baby won’t you come around and take my hand
Baby won’t you let me be your loving man tonight
Baby don’t you know there’s only so much that a man can take
Baby won’t you come around and hold me now for pity’s sake
And baby break the blues, please

Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues
Baby won’t you break the blues this time for me
Track Name: Cotton Mouth
Just like a chameleon in your coat of many colours
But just like on the spectrum
Sometimes only one shines through
That’s when I see you

Hide behind your wall of words as you are wont to do
But every now and then there comes a phrase
And I hear you - that’s when I hear you

Cotton mouth
Pretty mask
Play out your charade
Shoot the breeze
Turn your coat
It’s really all quite sad
It’s really all too bad for you

Hand in glove you feel your way and never ever touch
But every now and then your guard will slip
And I’ll touch you
That’s when I touch you

Cotton mouth
Pretty mask
Play out your charade
Shoot the breeze
Turn your coat
It’s really all quite sad
It’s really all too bad for you

Just like a chameleon in your coat of many colours
But just like on the spectrum
Sometimes only one shines through
That’s when I see you
Track Name: Smart But Casual
He is everything to everyone
If you mention party, he will come
He’ll be life and soul
He’ll be the talk of everyone
He’s just fun, he's the one

He stands out from all the other guys
He’s the one the girls give all the sighs
He’s so flash, you look at him
He’d give you sunburnt eyes
My oh my, he’s the guy

Smart but casual
You gotta tip your hat
Smart but casual
He knows just where it’s at
Where it's at
My oh my my my my my my
He’s the guy

Smart boy never even seems to try
And all the girls, they know he’s a cool guy
He’s the one they’ll follow
with their eyes as he walks by
My oh my, he’s the guy

Smart but casual
You gotta tip your hat
Smart but casual
You know just where it’s at
Where it's at
My oh my my my my my my
He’s the guy

He’s the guy, oh, he's the guy.
He's the guy, he's the guy.
Yeah, he's the guy, oh, he's the guy.
Ooo, the guy.
Yeah, he's the guy.
He's the guy.
So cool, so smart.
Track Name: Sail Across That Water
She cried a vale of tears and let it come between us
She lied a litany of doubt and turned away
She sighed a million broken heartbeats like subpoenas
Denied a history of love and went her way

Time and tide ain’t gonna wait for no-one
Life’s too short to sit upon your hands
Set a course and sail into the sunrise
Time and tide roll on like shifting sands

I tried a million times to bridge the gulf between us
I died a million little deaths to hold her hand
I watched her fade away entangled with her demons
I watched a tide of tears wash our names from the sand

But I ain’t gonna sail across that water
No I ain’t gonna sail across that sea
I ain’t gonna sail across that water
Let her come to me

Time and tide ain’t gonna wait for no-one
Life’s too short to sit upon your hands
Set a course and sail into the sunrise
Time and tide roll on like shifting sands

And I ain’t gonna sail across that water
No I ain’t gonna sail across that sea
I ain’t gonna sail across that water
Let her come to me
Track Name: Could've Done It Better
Never said a word
Never left no note nor nothing
Simply drifted away
Like a whispering voice or something
Never said no goodbyes
Not a hint she was going somewhere
Simply melted away
Like in a dream
Did a moonlighting scene
But oh she could’ve done me better
She couldn’t have done me worse no
Oh and I couldn’t just forget her
Even if I tried
Oh and she should’ve done me better
She should’ve done it right now
She could’ve done it better
Could’ve done it better if she tried.

Only needed a word
Explanation, excuse or something
Might’ve made it alright
Might’ve helped me in readjusting
But she just faded away
Simply pulled the old card trick on me
Find the lady she said
Like in a dream
Pulled a conjuring scene
But oh she could’ve done it better
She couldn’t have done me worse no
Oh and I couldn’t just forget her
Even if I tried
Oh and she should’ve done me better
She should’ve done it right now
She could’ve done it better
Could’ve done it better if she tried.