All lyrics and music by Dennis Kalichuk (copyright) - Jumbo Train
SOCAN Can. & BMI U.S. registered

(CD 2 - "Vultures & Butterflies" release date Nov 4 2013)


Die By The Pen

Die by the pen
It’s as sharp as a sword
Painful cutting words
We have ignored

Choose your words wisely
Can’t take ‘em back
You can weave a blanket of comfort
Or launch a verbal attack

Words can build them up
Or bring them down
That child’s bright future
Now buried in the ground

Break:  

Verse 2
We’re all too skinny, or we’re all too fat
Words hit our ears like a baseball bat
Get a job, what’s wrong with you? Are you stupid?
Is there nothing you can do?

Try… you’re so nice, and how are you?
You look great today, thanks for being you
I just had to say “hey”,
And let you know I like you…


Bridge
Can’t say anything nice
Don’t say it at all
You could pluck that shaking leaf
Could cause it to fall

We can open up out mouths
And try to make a sound
That wraps around that crumbling soul
Before it hits the ground

Die by the pen
It's as sharp as a sword
Painful cutting words
We have ingnored

Repeat above twice and end with "Shouldn't have ignored"



ANGELS AMONG US
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 5 / 2013

Verse 1

Yesterday I read
Someone shot their gun
Left some children dead
Then they tried to run

Then we heard
A Boston blast
Misguided youth
Their hatred cast

Tv news told me
A bomb hit a home
Filled with a family
They were all alone

Chorus
                 
But there are so many angels among us                                
That keep the dark at bay                                                         
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most
That make us feel like everything’s going to be okay…

Verse 2

So hard to believe
A weapon made from a plane
Useless sorrow they weave
It’s just so insane

Young girls taken away
Their whole life ahead
Need to make them pay
All I see is red

Lost another soul last week
Couldn’t stand the hurt
Their taunting cut too deep
Now healed by six feet of dirt

Chorus

Bridge

What the hell is a holy war?
I don’t think that any Lord
Would want any murder in his name
Sure take it out on the innocent
You piece of dirt bag scum
Won’t be long ‘til you get yours
The good will always overcome

Yes the good we will always overcome

Yes the good we will always overcome

Chorus

Plus repeat :

be okay….


BLUE SKIES
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2013-07-01

Verse 1

Red wine… red wine
Just like you baby it’s getting’ oh so fine
Blue skies… blue skies
Yea that’s nice but not as nice as looking in your eyes

No sleep… no sleep
But it’s all good no need to count up all those sheep

CHORUS

Every night I look forward to sweet dreams
Every morn excited ‘bout a brand new day
Nothin’ I can’t handle or so it seems
Counting blessings, giving thanks the only way

Verse 2
Brown pop… brown pop
I like it dark and strong with a head on top

In love… in love
It is all around us and it’s up above

Caffeine… caffeine
When it’s been too long I wonder where you’ve been

CHORUS

BRIDGE

Black white red yellow
Jesus Buddha evolution
All heart and soul inside

East west north south
Short wide tall slim
All here to give life a ride

Young old smart not
Man woman boy girl
Crossing paths we all collide

Live well let live
Love hard move mountains
Pushing from the same side, side, side

CHORUS

After last line:
Eh hey,  eh hey,  eh hey



DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU CRY
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2013-02-18

Verse 1

Don’t want to see you lonely – don’t want to see you cry
Don’t want to be the only – one who wonders why

Chorus

You’re wanderin’ on the road – you’re sleepin’ on the street
You’re worrying about… when you’re gonna eat
We’re drivin’ in our cars – we’re sleepin’ in our beds
Wearing fifty dollar baseball hats on our heads

Verse 2
Did you simply turn wrong – when you should have gone right?
Is your road rough and long – your days turned to night?

Chorus

Bridge

Turn the channel, look the other way
We’ve got better things to do with our day
Just doesn’t seem, to be enough love
Everybody for ourselves when it comes to push and shove

Verse 3
How can we help you friend – how are you going to stand tall?
Your broken spirit needs a mend – don’t want to see you crawl

Chorus x2 -



HOW MUCH I FEEL
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2012-10-12


Verse 1

We could go walking through the sand
We could do it hand in hand
Oh this life would be so grand
If you could be here with me
And complete this symphony
Skip through this life so happily

Chorus

But you’ll never know how I feel
Never know, just how much I feel

Verse 2
Oh I knew it from day one
One look at you it had begun
Those bricks that hit me weighed a ton
Could not know this back then
When I would see you again
I just did not know when


Chorus

Verse 3
Yes I shoot for the stars
If I miss I might hit Mars
My voice heard through these guitars
I can think of you all day
There’s nothing that you can say
To make me feel a different way

Chorus
(repeat last line 2 more times)



I Don’t Want Anyone
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2012 St. Thomas, ON  CAPO 3

I DON’T WANT ANYONE
I JUST WANT YOU
I DON’T NEED SOMEONE    
I JUST NEED YOU
IF GOD HELPS THOSE
WHO HELP THEMSELVES
WHAT ARE WE ALL
PRAYIN’ FOR?

I WANT TO BE
A HERO
AND I WANNA LIVE
FOREVER
THE VIEW FROM BEHIND
THESE TIRED OLD EYES
IS THE SAME AS IT WAS
FOR THAT BRIGHT EYED CHILD

FIFTY YEARS OF PICTURES
RUNNING THROUGH MY HEAD
LIKE A DECK OF CARDS
BLOWIN IN THE WIND
I WANT TO BE
A SANCTUARY
FOR RUNAWAY THOUGHTS
HOPES AND DREAMS

I STILL DON’T KNOW
WHO I AM
OR WHAT ANYONE
REALLY THINKS OF ME
HARD TO FIND YOUR TEACHER
WHEN YOU’RE OUT OF SCHOOL
HARD TO TRUST YOUR PREACHER
WHO’S BREAKIN ALL THE RULES

I DON’T WANT ANYONE
I JUST WANT YOU
I DON’T NEED SOMEONE
I JUST NEED YOU


I JUST NEED YOU


I WANT TO LOVE AGAIN
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2012-08-22


Verse 1

I’ve got bricks and stones and cash and wheels
I’ve got a good idea of the way she feels
I think I’m ready – not sure when…
I want to love again

Verse 2

Feel the light burning through my skin
Feel the painful torch of this place I’m in
Hear your voice inside my head and then…
I want to love again

Bridge

Don’t hide your love
Don’t keep it inside
These years will drift away
Gone with the tide
Jump in the deep end to see if I can swim
Not sure what lurks below the surface
Of this flood I’m in

Verse 3

I’ve got miles to go and lots of love to give
I’ve got a good idea of the life she wants to live
I thnk I’m ready – not sure when…
I want to love again

I want to love – I want to love again.


KISS YOU SO HARD
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train

Chorus 1

Sing you a song and play this guitar
Take a fast ride on a shooting star
Hold you close and tight ‘til morning sun
Kiss you hard that we become one

Verse 1

Not sure what we’re doing, don’t really care
Carress and touch we feel so much that we can share
Head down that road, around the bend
Take my hand darling this time that we will spend

Chorus (2)
Get crazy and sweaty on a dance floor
Roll in your exuberance and want for more
Breathe in your intellect like a Cuban cigar
Won’t wait to get home – we’ll steam in up in the car

Verse 2
Lick that red wine off your bare skin
Laugh and moan and dream about this state we’re in
Lay back in the light I enjoy the view
Whisper to yourself that you love me too


Repeat Chorus 1


Kiss you so hard
Wanna kiss you so hard
Gonna kiss you so hard
Come on and kiss me so hard

Kiss you so hard
Wanna kiss you so hard
Gonna kiss you so hard
Come on and kiss me so hard

Kiss you so hard
KIss you so hard
Kiss you soooooooo hard.


MY TOWN’S GOT
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk-  Jumbo Train 2012

v1)   My town’s got heart and soul
My town’s got rock ‘n roll
My town’s got beautiful people
My towns’ got a purple steeple

My town’s got a railway station
My town’s got no trains
My town’s got a radio station
A little airport – and little planes (x2)       

v2)  My town’s got a burned down college
My town’s got a little less knowledge
My town’s got a Jumbo statue
My town likes a pachyderm barbeque

My town’s got Friday night fights
My town’s got new traffic lights
My town’s got a pretty cool Mayor
And a real live NHL – hockey player (x2)

v3)   My town’s got Lake Margar-et
Can’t fish or swim in-it
My town’s got Pinafore Park
Kids doin’ it there after dark

My town’s got closed down factories
My town’s got sweet love stories
My town’s got a movie star
A short skirt dance club – and a good sports bar (x2)

(Bridge finish)

Cold winters – hot girls
One shopping mall – 59 coffee shops
Ppppp-pawn shops – pppppp-pizza
A big court house – little criminals
Free parking lots – expensive taxis
An old fashioned newspaper – a modern bypass
                                                                         
We got – we got – we got – we got – we got…….    A Walmart.


“The Fight”
copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2012

You can win the fight
You can do what’s right
You can show the world
Who you are

Yes, you can win that fight
You can find the light
You can get it right
Tonight

With the wind in your face
Your back against the wall
You can push the pace
You can still stand tall
You’re not alone
We’ve got your back
With a hand on your shoulder
You’ll get back on track

If you fall in the hole
I know how low you can go
I know because I’ve been
…there before
I will throw you a rope
You’ll catch a second wind
You can climb up that slope
…rise again

When it ain’t right
No it ain’t right
It ain’t right__________
Show them who you are
Just show them who you are
Show them who you are_______

You can win that fight
You can do what’s right
You can show the world
Who you are
Yes you can win that fight
You can find the light
You can get it right
Tonight…..


JACK AND BETTY
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2012-12-12

Jack and Betty were in love
It was a    time
When forever was forever
It was sublime

He held her up
She made him smile
If things were tough
They’d go the extra mile

They were high school sweethearts
They never knew
Anyone or anything else
Their love grew

Into something…
Someone like me
Would write a song about
That you could believe

Verse 2

You know those old couples
Walkin’ down the street
Hand in hand
Unsteady on their feet

And it warms that thing
Inside us somewhere
When we suddenly understand
What it means to really care

Jack and Betty were the ones
We want to be
Laughin, dancing, prancing
Livin life so magically

Then came that day
When Betty had to go
Jack’s world fell apart
His smile lost that glow

V3

Jack and Betty were in love
It was a time
When forever was forever
It was sublime

Wherever Betty went
Jack would follow
Life without her
Was hard to swallow

Jack and Betty were in love
I know you understand
Jack held her up
He held her hand

Jack had to find the place
Where Betty was
He packed his heart
Had to follow you know because…

Jack and Betty were in love  (x4)




TONIGHT I’M 25
Copyright Dennis Kalichuk – Jumbo Train 2012-09-27

Verse 1

They say that time flies by when you are having fun
True enough I’m sure but feels like this has just begun
Give me fifty more years like these I think I will survive
Oh baby, tonight I’m twenty-five

Verse 2

Your are so beautiful I cannot look away
When you look back at me it makes me want to stay
I’m all revved up seems like I’m in overdrive
Oh baby, tonight I’m twenty-five

Bridge

Scared to blink my eyes in case I lose a few more years
Still haven’t figured out how to face all my fears
So much beauty and love that can make one feel alive
And because of you honey – tonight I’m twenty-five   

Verse 3

That silver lining sits just inside that cloud
Let your beauty burst out from behind that shroud
See your face from across the room the second you arrive

Oh baby, tonight I’m twenty-five  (X 3)







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