Shoeprints

by Brad Kleiman

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released November 5, 2019

Brad Kleiman: vocals, guitar

produced by Dennis Young
engineered & mixed by Dennis Young
mastered by Tom Ruff
artistic advice by Ray Bally & Janis Young
photography by Ray Bally

all songs written by Brad Kleiman
copyright 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2019

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Brad Kleiman is a singer-songwriter from New Jersey... Brad is a co-founding member of the band Jackie Puppet and plays lead guitar for the Ray Bally Band...

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Track Name: Always
I’m always looking through the doorway,
like you’ll be the next to walk through,
though I know there is no sure way
for me to conjure you

Tomorrow could be a trainwreck
Tomorrow, we could both be doomed
The worst is easy to expect
I’m always awaiting the gloom
Track Name: Truce
I’m wearing a sprained neck
from staring at trainwrecks
First you were a landmine
Now you’re worse than last time

Let’s declare a truce
I’m not really used
to being on your bad side

Some women are tripwire
They catch you by surprise,
even as they conspire
right before your eyes

Let’s declare a truce
I’m not really used
to being on your bad side

What’s your current scheme?
Is it the best one yet?
I’m still on the same dream
I had when we met

Let’s declare a truce
I’m not really used
to being on your bad side
Track Name: Shoeprints
Her wit is arid
Her comebacks are rapid
She's slender and tight in her jeans

Her eyes have a squint,
with lids painted mint
or some similar color of green

Her hair is volcanic
Her stare makes me panic,
though the same pertains to most

When she wears a dark face,
I leave open a space,
a place to thaw out her ghosts

She walks with meaning
No aimless careening
There's mission in every stride

She leaves shoeprint reminders
so that I may find her
Her sole-stamped path is my guide

Her hair is volcanic
Her stare makes me panic,
though the same pertains to most

When she wears a dark face,
I leave open a space,
a place to thaw out her ghosts

When she wears a dark face,
I leave open a space,
a place to thaw out her ghosts
Track Name: If Love May Be True
Oh the vices I may give up
Oh the ways I may change for you
Oh the things I may do for love
if love may be true

Oh the hopes that I may sing of
Oh the vows that I may undo
Oh the things I may do for love
if love may be true

Oh the suitcases I may lug
Oh the names I may answer to
Oh the things I may do for love
if love may be true
Track Name: Daydream Song
I can't touch you
I can't kiss you
I can't hold your hand

I can't put my arms around you,
but in daydreams I can

So if next time
that you see me,
and I'm staring silently,
know I'm thinking about you
and what could someday be
for you and me

I can't tell you
that I love you,
even though it's true

I can't look into your blue eyes,
though I want so much to

So if next time
that you see me,
and I'm staring silently,
know I'm thinking about you
and what could someday be
for you and me
Track Name: Configuration
Four fragile columns
with gravel floor bottom
and spidersilk for the top

Painted darkly
Decorated sparsely
Just the walls to hold us up

You're no idiot
You know I built it
as a way to share space with you

This configuration
is just communication,
my sorry way of getting through
to you

When we convene
to fire up our schemes,
I'm disastrously alarmed

by the sounds of delusion,
with no nearby solution,
no at-hand inducer of calm

You're no idiot
You know I built it
as a way to share space with you

This configuration
is just communication,
my sorry way of getting through
to you
Track Name: Crashpad
Miss you badly
Pictures make me teary
Can't find you in clear skies,

wearing tinsel,
wearing Christmas lights

Wrapped in neon,
swiped from the go-go,
where the beer is cheap an plentiful

Miss you badly
Couldn't hold you if I had you,
drop-out melody girl

Don't have no crash-pad for you,
but lots of pleasant dreams of you
I found your tiara
I found your jewels

Don't have no crash-pad for you,
but lots of pleasant dreams of you
I found your tiara
I found your jewels
Track Name: Litter
I chased after airplanes,
tiptoes toward the sky
I fell down the runway,
with scrapes upon my thighs

Took to writing letters,
the litter on your floor
Didn't feel much better,
so I wrote some more

I treaded in the fountain
that reversed the hands of time
Was 28 and counting
Still walked out 29

Took to writing letters,
the litter on your floor
Didn't feel much better,
so I wrote some more
Track Name: Time Is Cruel
I wished upon an airplane
I thought it was a travelling star
I wished upon an airplane
I thought it was a travelling star

Think I aged overnight
Time is cruel, is it not?
If not faster than light,
faster than I thought

I'm fading again,
fated to fading
Don't know just when
Now there's only waiting

Think I aged overnight
Time is cruel, is it not?
If not faster than light,
faster than I thought

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