Joe Duraes & The Skills

Ebb and Flow

by Joe Duraes

Released 2013
Joe Duraes Music
Released 2013
Joe Duraes Music
In his debut solo album, Joe's warm tenor and electrified acoustic alt-rock groove weave tales that explore themes of love, heartache, relationships, and the world we live in. Joe proves that personal and thoughtful music can move the world around us.
  • 04:14 Story Lyrics
    Anything For You

    I am so not in love with you

    Where did you get this point of view?

    I think that you’re mistaken

    I don’t get your fixation

    I am so not in love with you

     

    I’m really not in love with you

    No matter what you say or do

    I think that you’re not listening

    Or maybe you’re not willing

    I am so not in love with you

     

    I wouldn’t sacrifice

    Pay any price

    For anything for you

     

    I said I’m not in love with you

    I don’t know how to get this through

    I think that you are joking

    Tell me what you’ve been smoking

    What am I gonna do with you?

     

    I wouldn’t sacrifice

    Or pay a price

    For anything for you

     

    I couldn’t reach you if I beat you

    Over the head

    I get more satisfaction

    Talking to the dead

     

    You know I’m not in love with you

    So why do you insist it’s true?

    I don’t know what you’re thinking

    I think I might start drinking

    I don’t know what to do with you

     

    I wouldn’t sacrifice

    Or compromise anything for you

    I wouldn’t sacrifice

    Or pay aprice

    For anything for you

     

    Leave me alone

    Just go home

    Stop calling my phone

    You’re in the no zone

    Joe says no…

  • 03:27 Story Lyrics
    Hudson River

    You came screaming down the Hudson Line

    From the fires of New York

    I was waiting on the other side

    Just dyin’ to see you again

     

    You are frozen in time

    The only image in my mind

    Will you meet me one more time

    At the Hudson River

     

    The city kept a wary eye

    On the sinking of the sun

    In the twilight on the other side

    I was dyin’ to give you a try

     

    You are frozen in time

    The only image in my mind

    Will you meet me one more time

    At the Hudson River

    You are frozen in time

    A perfect image etched in my mind

    Meet me one more time

    Down by the river

    I will wait for you to come again………

     

    I put you on the train

    Blew a kiss through the window

    The city opened wide

    And swallowed you whole

    It swallowed you whole…

     

    You are frozen in time

    The only image in my mind

    Will you meet me one more time

    At the Hudson River

    You are frozen in time

    You’re such an image etched in my mind

    Meet me one more time down by the river

    I will wait for you to come again………

    I will wait for you to come again

  • 04:28 Story Lyrics
    Eyes Upon the Skyline

    September morning, New York City subway
    Danger’s lurking above the Westside Highway
    Climb the stairs, to midtown’s blue
    Downtown’s burning, it’s all over the news

    Remember
    Remember everything
    Remember
    With eyes upon the skyline
     
    Sea of people, shocked and confused  
    Spilling north on, Fifth Avenue
    Siren’s scream, far and wide
    ‘Cause downtown’s burning, near the riverside

    Remember
    Remember everything
    Remember
    With eyes upon the sky…
    Eyes upon the sky....
    Eyes upon the sky....
    Eyes upon the sky…line

    So many fliers on the walls
    So many souls were lost

    Remember
    Remember everything
    Remember
    Remember everything
    Remember
    Remember everything
    Remember
    With eyes upon the skyline

  • 04:13 Story Lyrics
    Ebb and Flow

    It’s cold and it’s hard

    Come fill my heart

    It’s aching me

    That I can’t see

    Are you looking for

    A shining star

    Well here I am

    This is where I stand

     

    Oh… Oh…Oh…

    Oh……Oh….

     

    Is there something going on?

    Anything at all?

    Is there anyone home?

     

    For once in my life

    I did what was right

    Come play my soul

    Like an old trombone

    It ebbs and flows

    It comes and it goes

    It’s right and it’s real

    This is how it feels

     

    Something going on?

    Anything at all?

    Is there anyone home?

     

    I don’t understand when others fall

    I don’t understand when others fall

    And they don’t pick themselves up and carry on

     

    Something going on?

    Anything at all?

    Is there anyone home?

     

    Oh…Oh

    Hm…hm

    Hmmm

  • 04:15 Story Lyrics
    Fall Back

    I don’t mind washing the dishes

    I don’t mind if they’re still on the table

    I don’t mind if I’m folding the laundry

    I don’t mind as long as I have you

     

    I fall back to you

    I fall back to you

     

    I don’t mind doing the cleaning

    I don’t mind if I’m scrubbing the floors

    I don’t mind serving you breakfast in bed

    I don’t mind as long as I have you

     

    I fall back to you

    I fall back to you

    I fall back to you

    I fall back to you

    Only you

     

    I fall back in love with you

    I fall back in love with you

    Only you, only you

     

    I fall back to you (4x)

    I fall back, I fall back to you

    I fall back, I fall back … to you …

  • 03:52 Story Lyrics
    Crash

    Your love’s unmatchable
    Complex and magical
    I come crawling when you come calling
    I’m knocking at your door
    I’m coming back for more
    You let me in and once again I’m falling

    I’m on a fast track
    And I’m gonna crash and burn for you
    I’m gonna crash and burn for you
    I’m gonna smash up flying down a highway bound for you
    I'm crashing into you, yeah you
     
    Your love’s unstoppable
    Endless, insatiable
    You wear me out and there’s no doubt I’m shaking
    You have your hooks in me
    Spellbound for eternity
    You work your charms and there is no escaping
     
    I’m on a fast track
    And I’m gonna crash and burn for you
    I’m gonna crash and burn for you
    I’m gonna smash up flying down a highway bound for you
    I'm crashing into you,... you,...you
             
    Your love’s unquenchable
    Even unshakable
    When you’re away I am always waiting
    You are a mystery
    More like a fantasy
    I’m wide awake, but it feels like I’m dreaming


    I’m on a fast track
    And I’m gonna crash and burn for you
    I’m gonna crash and burn for you
    I’m gonna smash up flying down a highway bound for you
    I'm crashing into you
    I'm crashing into you
    I'm crashing in

  • 03:38 Story Lyrics
    Images Of Heaven

    Nothing is sacred-so give me your soul my love
    Nothing is wasted on someone like you
    Somebody killed me-they tore out my heart my love
    Somebody filled me with photos of you

     

    And there’s nothing I can do-the media made you
    There’s nothing I can do-cause you don’t exist-you don’t exist


    Just images of heaven that take me to hell
    Images of heaven-or something for sale
    Images of heaven-images of heaven

    Something possessed me-an image of you my love
    Video visions that play on my mind
    Nobody blessed me with power to reach my love
    One cheap illusion can still be divine

     

    And nobody believes in this new religion
    Yeah nobody believes-cause nobody sees-nobody sees


    These images of heaven that take me to hell
    Images of heaven-or something for sale
    Images of heaven-images of heaven

     

    And there’s nothing I can do-the camera made you
    There’s nothing I can do-cause you don’t exist-you don’t exist


    Just images of heaven that take me to hell
    Images of heaven-or something for sale
    Oh images of heaven-images of heaven

  • 04:07 Story Lyrics
    Everybody Needs To Have Some Fun

    Everybody get up on your feet
    Everybody get up off your seat
    Every day, every way

    Everybody needs to have some fun
    Everybody needs to have some fun

    Let’s start a party calling all your friends
    It doesn’t matter if it never ends
    Every day, every way

    Everybody needs to have some fun
    Everybody needs to have some fun
    Every day, every way

    Everybody needs to have some fun
    Everybody needs to have some fun
    Every day, every way

  • 03:24 Story Lyrics
    Love Can Rule The World

    Love is a word, love is a sign
    Love’s a force that never dies
    Love is a dream, love is alive
    Love’s a total state of mind, in my mind
     
    Something so sure, always and never ending
    Nothing as pure as love can rule the world
     
    How long does it last, how much is it worth
    It’s a basic right of birth, on this earth
    Love is far and all around
    Love is here and love is there and everywhere
     
    Something so sure, always and never ending
    Nothing as pure as love can rule the world
     
    I wonder where it goes
    One thing I do know – love will set you free, you’ll see
     
    Something so sure, always and never ending
    Nothing as pure as love can conquer
    Something so sure, always and never ending
    Nothing as pure as love can rule the world
    Should rule the world

  • 03:28 Story Lyrics
    Need You

    When I go I hope I see you again
    What I want from you is more than a friend

    What if I can say just one thing
    What if I can make you understand
    Why I need you

    Spend some time inside my mind sifting
    Through a sea of memories that I can hold on

    What if I can say just one thing
    What if I can make you understand
    Why I need you

    Don’t pass the time away
    Drifting off with someone else
    Don’t wait until tomorrow
    Don’t wait until tomorrow
    You just might live to regret it

    What if I can see you out there somewhere
    What if I can make it clear
    What if I could say just one thing
    What if I can make you understand
    Why I need you

NOTES
"Ebb and Flow" is a collection of ten songs that capture the changes and experiences in Joe's life. The album explores themes that range from love to the opposite of love, as well as the heartache of 911 to the beautiful Hudson River Valley in New York.