Robert Smith-Hald

Singer/Songwriter

 

Innocence Said                                          Text and music Robert Smith-Hald

 

Give us this day our daily bread

Give us the will to be strong

Give us salvation, Innocence said, I will praise your name with song


Oh how I long to, Oh how I roam

 

Bathed in the light of the cavernous sun

Grown in the field that you mow

Planting a seed, the ignorant one,

You will only reap what you sow

 

Oh how I long to, Oh how I roam

 

So cast of your chains and be rid of the burdens that mould you

And tighten the reigns till they snap and no one can hold you

Be free of the shackles your forefathers fashioned before you

And beware of the crowd with the jealousy shroud over you

 

You wade in the waters against the tide

And you sing all your songs to the wind

You ripen the fruit that grows on the vine

And forgive the ones who have sinned

 

Oh how I long to, Oh how I roam

 

So fare thee well innocent one

Fare thee well to my friend

The hour has come, your journey begun

They will sing your praise in the end



SAFE AS MILK                      Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald

 

 

 

Mamma I'm still on fire  Mamma it's still on me 

Mamma I'm still on fire, Look what it's done to me

 

Mamma I'm still burning,  Mamma would you look at me

Mamma I'm still burning,  Look what it's done to me

 

I am young and I know nothing

And I don't understand

You can stop the fire burning

A touch of your hand, A smile on your face,falling into place

Softer than silk, safer than milk

Oh come on, oh come on

All you gotta do is open up and try

All you really gotta do is open up and see how high- how high can you fly?

And can you fly higher- Can you fly higher

 

Mamma don't light that fire -Mamma make it go away

Mamma  don't light that fire Look what it's done today

 

Mamma- I'm still on fire  Mamma- it's scaring me

Mamma- I'm still on fire - why won't you save me?

 

Little River                   Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald


I have been waiting a long time, I have been waiting you know

I have been patient and I have stood strong but now it's time to let go

I have been carefull and I have been kind, I've been too cautious you know

I've been afraid to be bold, I've been blind - But now, it's time to let go

 

Out of the rain with the sun in your eyes in a blue sky

Into the bright brilliant light of a new blue sky

 

 

Little river let it flow Open field just let it go

Do you have hunger? Do you have pain?

Do you have thunder? Can you feel the rain?

Just look for the sunshine don't look for the shadow

Step into the sunshine - just let the rain go - just let the rain go

 

 

Twisted black glass skattered in shards

Broken and swept away

Tumbling down like a house built of cards

All crashing down today- All crashing down today

 

 

ON AND ON                                                           Words and music by Robert Smith-Hald

 

Man loves a woman and a woman loves a man

Everybody does their best it's gotta be a catch can catch can

Everybody gotta have a place to go

Nobody knows what there's gonna be for supper if your face don't show

Children playing in the dark in the hazardous hallway

Marbles rolling to rest

Wet boots are tumbling down the stairs

And the sun is setting in the west

 


And we go on and on and on

And we can't change the world

But we can do our best

 

I whistle in the morning and I whistle at night

And one of these days I'm gonna whistle

And I'll whistle till it sounds allright

We never even had a half a holiday

Somebody came and nobody went

But they all went away

Sun turned into rain and the rain to snowing

Snowing turned into slush

Wet boots are tumbling down the stairs and the ain�t doing too much

 


And we go on and on and on

And we can't change the world

But we can do our best  


NO SUNSHINE         Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald

      

You lost me a long time ago

And where I'm goin' I don't know

 

 

 You ain't no sunshine - You ain't no rain - You're just pain

 

 

Feelin' so much better all the time

Leavin' all the guilt and pain behind

 

 

You ain't no sunshine - You ain't no rain - You're just pain

 

 

 

Looking straight ahead and never down

I'm so glad you're not around

 

 

You ain't no sunshine - You ain't no rain - You're just pain

 

 

And every day is better than the rest

I just try and do my best

 

 

You ain't no sunshine - You ain't no rain - You're just pain


POOR BOY                           Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald

 

I AM JUST A POOR BOY - A BIRD ON BARREN FIELD

I AM JUST A POOR BOY - A WAGON WITHOUT WHEELS   

 


AND I WISH THAT YOU WERE KINDER

I WISH THAT YOU WERE FAIR

I WISH THAT YOU WERE EASIER TO BEAR  

 

 

I AM JUST A POOR BOY - A BROKEN TARNISHED JAGGED BLADE 

I AM JUST A POOR BOY - A CHILDISH TWIST OF FATE                      


 

 

AND I WISH THAT YOU WERE KINDER

I WISH THAT YOU WERE FAIR

I WISH THAT YOU WERE EASIER TO BEAR  

 

 

I AM JUST A POOR BOY - A BIRD ON BARREN FIELD                      

A BIRD ON BARREN FIELD


HEY LADY                                                                Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald

 

Hey lady, don't you understand

Hey lady, I am not your man

Hey lady, don't bother me

Hey lady, nothing is for free

 

Hey lady, I am not your friend

Hey lady, I am not your lover

Hey lady, I am not your brother

Hey lady, You have mistaken me for some other

 

 

I see you don't wanna - don't wanna let go

I see you can't take a no for a no

I see you don't wanna don't wanna let go

I see you can't take a no for a no

 

 

Stay lady, stay away from me

Stay lady, far away from me

Don't worry don't you make a sound

Don't hurry 'cause I won't be around

 

 

Stay lady � stay away from me

Stay lady �far away from me 



I'M FREE         Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald

 

LATELY  I HAVE BEEN A MESS 

LATELY  I HAVE BEEN OBSESSED

I SEE  YOU ARE UNDER PRESSURE

I SEE  YOU ARE ALMOST GONE


AND YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN THINKIN' ABOUT YOU DAILY

AND YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN TRYIN' TO GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND

JUST TO LEAVE YOU BEHIND

 

I'VE BEEN -ALMOST GOING MAD

I'VE BEEN- DESPERATE AND SAD

I SEE -THERE IS NO REDEMPTION

I SEE THERE IS NO WAY BACK


AND YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN THINKIN' ABOUT YOU DAILY

AND YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN TRYIN' TO GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND

JUST TO LEAVE YOU BEHIND

 

I'VE BEEN ALMOST MOVING FORWARD

I'VE BEEN CAREFUL NOT TO CRACK

I SEE- YOU ARE NOW RECEEDING

I'M FREE AND NEVER GOING BACK


AND YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN THINKIN' ABOUT YOU DAILY

AND YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN TRYIN' TO GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND

JUST TO LEAVE YOU BEHIND

 

I'VE BEEN -SILENTLY PLEADING

I'VE BEEN - INWARDLY BLEEDING

I-' FREE  YOU ARE NOW RECEEDING

I'M FREE - I'M NO LONGER NEEDING


 

Jesus                       Words and music Robert Smith-Hald

Jesus came a walkin down the track

Great white robes all a fallin from his back

And then the train came around the bend

Jesus stepped to the side and said

I don't want it to run over my head

And then the train drove around the bend

But the great white robes were still on the track

And Jesus was dragged by the skin of his back

Just around the bend

 

Everybody said that Jesus was dead

Killed by the train he was out of his head

And it is just as well the man was insane

Everybody said that Jesus was dead

Big Ol train run over his head

Ripped to pieces on the railroad track

I don't know but he won't be back

Ain't nobody surviving that

No, there ain't nobody surviving that

 

Everybody gathered round

Lokking for the pieces and the big white gown

But the man he was not to be found

So after a while they gave up searching

Jesus was gone and the train went lurching on

And nobody knows what happened that day

Jesus came and he went his way

And they are all out there still searching today


THE EASTER BUNNY IS DEAD                      By Alexander and Robert Smith-Hald

 

 

The easter Bunny is dead - we found him lyin'in the road

The easter bunny is dead - we found him lyin' in the road

The easter Bunny  lyin' dead in the road

 

Neighbors drive by  bout a hunerd miles an hour- ever single day

Drivin' like a posse on the whisky sour, scarin' everbody away

Kickin up the dust til we all go nuts, rippin up the road til the cars all bust

Just- what the hell is he drivin like a lunatic for?

 

Oh poor bunny - not so funny 

jus a hoppin' and a jumpin and a singin' a song on a beautiful sunshiny day

Oh poor bunny - not so funny

Just a skippin and a jumpin and a thumpin along, not in anybodys way

 

 

Neighbours got a new car- drivin' it around

Old one's lyin' in the ditch - Way down deep in the ground

Full o bunny guts blood and gunk, Covering the car from the hood to the trunk

Just- what the hell is he drivin like a lunatic for?

 

Well we picked up the pieces and dug 'em down

Neighbour boy just up and come around

Dug him up and took him home

Now they're cookin up a stew on the easter bunny bone

Just- what the hell is he drivin like a lunatic for?

 

 

Endless Lonesome Road                  By Robert Smith-Hald

 

I'm a lonesome dove in the high country

A swimmer in the seven seas

I'm a tumbleweed comin' and goin'  -just as pretty as you please

 

I'm a wandering weary traveller

a-lookin' for the stars above

And I'm a cup that's never empty 'cause I still believe in love

 

But it's lonely  and it's sad

And it's beautiful and it's bad


 

And I wish I had an anchor

I wish I had a home

I wish I didn't feel so all alone

I wish I wasn't hungry

I wish I wasn't cold

And I wish I wasn't walkin'

Down that endless lonesome road

 

But still I keep on walkin'

Down that lonely dusty track

I'm goin' straight ahead

And I'm never goin' back

 

'Cause I'm a wandering weary traveller

a-lookin' for the stars above

And I'm a cup that's never empty 'cause I still believe in love

 

But it's lonely and it's sad

And it's beautiful and it's bad

 

 

And I wish I had an anchor

I wish I had a home

I wish I didn't feel so all alone

I wish I wasn't hungry

I wish I wasn't cold

And I wish I wasn't walkin'

Down that endless lonesome road


More Than This                                Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald

 

I went to your door, your mamma said go away

He's lying in bed, too sick to come  out and play

 

He asked me to read for him, he's all alone

He called me up on the telephone

 

Can you come and keep me company?

 

Your father said no, leave now

We don't need you, hangin' around

Everything is gonna be ok

Just take a hike, come back some other day

 

I went around the corner, I saw you standing in your window

You were dressed and ready to go

 

I beckoned and you came, we ran off that same day

We learned to love, laugh and play

 

Somebody tell me, there's peace and love

Somebody tell me, there's happiness

Somebody tell med, there's more than this?

 

I never went back, that boy in the window was me

Your mamma said, fine, good riddance and leave it behind

Your daddy said the same thing, leave it behind, leave it behind

 

I went around the corner, I saw you standing in your window

You were dressed and ready to go

 

I beckoned and you came, we ran off that same day

We learned to love, laugh and play

 

Somebody tell me, there's peace and love

Somebody tell me, there's happiness

Somebody tell med, there's more than this?


STILL                                 Text and music by Robert Smith-Hald

 

There's nothing I can do - Nothing I can say - Nowhere I can go

No one I can be - Nothing I can't see - Nowhere I can hide from me

 

 

Still Be me 

Still me

 

 

There's nothing I can do - Nowhere I can go

Nothing I can say - Never get away

I have this life to live - this love to give - I am who I am

I am what I am - To me -No one else can see - No one else can be - Me

 


Still Be me

Still me