The Best of Patrick Ames

by Patrick Ames

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Bang Bang Bang by Patrick Ames ©2020 All Rights Reserved. 1. Evolution is now influenced by shooters Darwin gets shot at an NRA debate Hate is now endorsed by politicians If they can tax it they can make America great *Have you practiced "There's a shooter on the street?" Practiced with your kids, your family? Guns kill more than whomever they could ever teach Schools aren’t suppose to make students bleed There's something wrong here And that's what you Tweet Bang Bang Bang they just shot your meme 2. Do Homeless people have homeless dreams That can't be woken by this society? So who better to strafe by rifle ricochet Than the homeless who clutter the streets? *Shoot migrants in the legs" our president says His hate loaded like ammo magazines Bang Bang Bang he foams at the mouth And Bang Bang Bang becomes me, me, me Now this dude is really wrong here So You do declare Bang Bang Bang they just shot your meme 3. If you’re invisible can democracy be indivisible If you don't vote then what exactly is your role If you're silent about how this country is now Bang bang bang wins at the polls Disgust doesn’t get rid of the shooters Hope by itself can’t change society But the right to life overrides the right to rifle Bang Bang Bang, they just shot your meme Bang bang bang
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Slow Dancing 03:42
Slow Dancing by Patrick Ames ©2020 All Rights Reserved. 1. One night when I was seven / I couldn't sleep As I hid and watched my parents they were /slow dancing They had made a space in the crowded living room And I watched from up above like / some kind of moon Some music played softly I think it was / motown gold My father laughed and smiled at my / mother's jokes His large hands were firmly / upon her hips As she moved her body and slowly kissed I never knew my father could / move that well They were so close it was like some / kind of spell A few more minutes and I was / oh so bored I went back to bed and dreamed for hours I can so clearly, I can so Clearly see this / night in time When my parents were happy, and they were / very much alive And I hold it in my heart so that I can / always sing: My parents were slow dancing
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Want to Believe © 2016/2020 by Patrick Ames, All Rights Reserved 1. Everywhere you look / there's extreme poverty Take that man in the new Mercedes / driving down the street He work in Silicon Valley/ he own nice cars and clothes But every night he lie awake / Am I just a drone? He wants to believe In something other than technology Assembly get harder / the older she get Herr boss shout louder / when her quota ain’t met Human machines in China / they can’t break down Make those shiny gadgets you can’t put down She wants to believe In something other than technology Everybod bod wants to believe? In something other than technology
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Just Before I Said I Do © 2020 by Patrick Ames. All Rights Reserved. - tango 1. Just before we said those vows Just before the tears Just before we smiled somehow I whispered in your ear... I really love you No, I mean, I really do I really really love you Just Before I Said I DO 2 Just before we held hands Just before your fears Just before we dressed in white I whispered in your ear... I really love you No I mean I really do I really really love you Just Before I Said I DO
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I Want You 03:39
I Want You © 2019 by Patrick Ames. All Rights Reserved. I want / what we had / when we had / what we did and we did / what we wanted / and we wanted / one another…I want you I said / what I mean / and mean / what I see when you said / you were free / but all I do / is bleed…I want you I lost / my disguise / when I figured / you reply but I never / heard a thing / its drivng me / insane…I want you I thought / love would last / until / we were past seconds before you crash…I want you I want you to help me find a way to try to start all over, over again 2. I think /when you age/you sink /from the weight of those/ you can’t replace / even / in final days…I want you I’m scared/ to my core / that someday / you’ll divorce my / sacred / inner / source / …I want you I want you to help me find a way to try to start all over … all over, over again \I want you to help me find a way to try to start all over again 3. I think /when you age/you sink /from the weight of those/ you can’t replace / even in / their final days…I want you I said / what I mean / and mean / what I see when you said / you were free / but all I do / is bleed…I want you I want / what we had / when we had / what we did and we did / what we wanted / and we wanted / one another…I want you I Want you
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Te Amaba Locamente © 2019 by Patrick Ames. All Rights Reserved. 1. Te amaba locamente Hace mucho tiempo Te amaba locamente Tu di jiste que no Te bese rapidamente Pero te resistes Tu di jiste que no, no No mas en los labios Te amaba, te amaba, hace mucho tiempo 2. Yo era tristemente De tu esposa amiga Yo estaba tristemente Atrapada entre dos vidas Me besaste rapidmente ?Acaco lo has olvidado? Antes de casarte Mi corazon te habia deseado Te amaba, te amaba, hace mucho tiempo 3. Te amaba locamente Hace mucho tiempo Te amaba locamente Tu di jiste que no Te bese rapidamente Pero te resistes Tu di jiste que no No mas en los labios Te amaba, te amaba, hace mucho tiempo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1. I loved you madly Long ago I loved you madly You said No I kissed you rapidly But you resist You said No No more on the lips I loved you, I loved you, I loved you long ago 2. I was sadly A friend of your wife I was sadly Caught between lives You kissed me rapidly Did you forget Before you Married My heart for you wished I loved you, I loved you, I loved you long ago 3. I loved you madly Long ago I loved you madly You said No I kissed you rapidly But you resist You said No No more on the lips I loved you, I loved you, I loved you long ago
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Queen Kae 03:14
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My Ad to You 04:08
My Ad To You @ 2018 by Patrick Ames, All Rights Reserved. 1. It took a balmy breeze / on a winter’s afternoon One end of your scarf fell loose / and into my face it flew I followed to the other end / and fell in love with you And all these years later / I still remember the smell of your perfume The chords rise and take their turns / to make a hook that’s all about you 2. The summer night was lit / with an effervescent moon We slow danced with our hips adjoined / and hummed this gentle tune your lips were dressed in rouge / and midnight came too soon We slipped out between some songs / and went to find a room Oh you know / how these memories flow Soft edges with a Gaussian blur / lyrics that rhyme with two The chords rise and take their turns / to make a hook that’s all about you This is / my ad / to you
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While You Wait © 2018 by Patrick Ames. All Rights Reserved. While you wait For your life to abate do you ever wonder why you were made to wait Help Fix this world Help Remove the hate Ohhh, While you wait While you age don’t be afraid one morning you’ll wake up and you’ll not be awake Fix this world Remove the hate That’s why you were made You were made to wait And Work while you wait While you rest on your climb to be famous only to realize you don’t have those kind of jets Help Fix this world Help Remove the hate While you wait
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Oh Penelope 03:25
Oh Penelope © 2018 by Patrick Ames. All Rights Reserved. Oh Penelope When you’re next to me I want to be romantically involved with you Oh Penelope You’re where I want to be I’m overwhelmingly in love with you Oh, Penelope I’m in love with you I’ve lived my whole life accidentally And now you come along So unexpectedly >>> Oh Penelope when you’re close to me You undeniably take my breath away Oh Penelope I categorically and therapeutically want to say Confidentially, exponentially, so emphatically, I’m in Love with you Automatically, instantaneously, so adorably, I’m in love with you I’ve lived my whole life accidentally And now you come along So unexpectedly >>>> Oh Infectiously, energetically, even spectacularily I’m in love with you Exponentially, so elaborately, even typographically, I’m in love with you optimistically, so affectionately, so flippin’ amazingly, I’m in love with you biologically, automatically, instantaneously, I’m in love with you)
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I know what it's like, by Patrick Ames, ©2018 I know what it's like / to be lonely I know what it's like / to fight with family I know what it's like / to be without money I know what it's like / to have anxieties You can Always share your darkest times with me I know what it's like / not to have a job I know what it's like / to be followed by the cops I know what it's like / rough times constantly I know what it's like / to buckle at the knees I know what it's like / to be lost in love I know the pain you get / when that love is not enough I know what it's like / to wonder what’s above And answers to simple questions /is the only thing you covet I know what it’s like
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Robert Mondavi (Drinking Song #22) I want to be like Robert Mondavi Spend sunny days with friends and family And everywhere I see, to the west and to the east The vineyards are lush and they’re green I want to be like Robert Mondavi Remind the world that it’s time for company Enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family, Because to be alive is to be thirsty Oh how she gave him style and that Italian salesman’s smile How Magritte oh how she ran that family She gave him the time to sell, “Drink wine for your health” And the rest was bottled as a visit to wine country I want to be like Robert Mondavi Remind the world that it’s time for company And everywhere I see, to the west and to the east The vineyards are lush and they’re green I want to be like Robert Mondavi I want to be like Robert Mondavi
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Reawakened © 2017 by Patrick Ames. All rights reserved. The force of good it has been reawakened The Force of good it has been it’s been reawakened The hour has come for the power of belief That the good in us all /is about to be released The force of good has been reawakened Don’t be fooled by the lies in the tweets Don’t be cajoled by politicians on TV Don’t be silent about dividing families Because the good in us all / is about to be released Reawakended, reawakened, reawakened The force of good it has been reawakened Don’t be shy about your equality Don’t be quiet when they fence in the free Don’t be violent when they interrupt the peace Because the good in us all / is about to be released Reawakended, reawakened, reawakened The force of good it has been reawakened The hour has come for the power of belief That the good in us all / is about to be released The hour has come for the power of belief That the good in us all / is about to be released The force of good it has been reawakened The Force of good it has been reawakened Are you reawoke?
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The Loney Lie So Easily © 2017 by Patrick Ames. All Rights Reserved. I talked to Michael Just the other week For hours he told me He liked living in that city His job he loved so completely The lonely lie so easily I met with B ecca Down at the bakery All she wants is kids Sips coffee, has a sweet We talk about the past She Smiles protectively The lonely lie so easily I mentioned Sally In a conversation with Jane That Martin had passed by here And didn't get off the train And Sally said quite out loud Time to Celebrate The lonely lie so easily I asked the Bartender For some paper and ink So I could write these lyrics hoe about another drink? He looked me in the eyes Can you get home tonight The lonely lie so easily
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This Small Town by Patrick Ames © 2016 by Patrick Ames, All Rights Reserved This small town / has too few streets When i walk down / everyone recognizes me They all know / i’ve been going to your house So tonight I decided, I’m gonna kiss you on your mouth I walked in to town today Just to buy these brand new clothes And along the way I picked these Each one’s a different rose This small town, its what I like This small town its gonna last us all our lives I love you / I want you to know that Cause it feels sooo natural / just, just like it’s fact Like it was written in a book / then made into a movie Like that one we saw last week, I held your hand and you squeezed I walked in to town today And I bought these brand new clothes And along the way I picked these Each one’s a different rose
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The Meaning of Life © 2017by Patrick Ames. All Rights Reserved. Can you help me with you help me get through Baby darling It's time to choose Can you decide In Your mind That its time And realize You it’s time to choose I don't understand why we have to sprint through life But I comprehend we only have one chance to get it right So darling please please won't you finally decide On Me / with you / you know / we'll get through The meaning of life
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You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore - by Patrick Ames 2016 All rights reserved. You can’t hit me / you can’t kick me You can’t hurt me / anymore I don't live through / those Dark depressions In my head now / anymore You can’t hurt me, Anymore I don't hear you / I don’t see you I don't think of you / anymore I don’t have those / kind of breakdowns I don’t shut down / Anymore I don’t shut down Anymore. Anymore. Anymore. Anymore. All you want to do is come down on me Somehow that makes your day complete But I’m not going to play those games I’m not going to co-pit-u-late There’s other ways to die than under your smile There’s other ways to live than to live like liars I’m no longer going to participate And live in your house, your house of hate Anymore. Anymore. Anymore. Anymore. extra You can’t bruise me / you can’t use me you can’t confuse me / anymore I won’t go through / those self confessions I won’t back down / anymore F - E. You can’t hurt me Am C. D. F Anymore. Anymore. Anymore. Anymore.
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Want to Believe © 2016/2020 by Patrick Ames, All Rights Reserved 1. Everywhere you look / there's extreme poverty Take that man in the new Mercedes / driving down the street He work in Silicon Valley/ he own nice cars and clothes But every night he lie awake / Am I just a drone? He wants to believe In something other than technology Assembly get harder / the older she get Herr boss shout louder / when her quota ain’t met Human machines in China / they can’t break down Make those shiny gadgets you can’t put down She wants to believe In something other than technology Everybod bod wants to believe? In something other than technology

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The very best of Patrick Ames, California Singer-Songwriter.

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released June 1, 2020

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Composer Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent signature cocktail of junkyard blues on the riveting new single “Help People Up" from the new LP "The Virtualistics".

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