SOFA CITY SWEETHEART

Music by singer-songwriter J. Lopez

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Lyrics

EP

  1. Good News for Jackie
  2. Maria
  3. Julia (We Never Wanted You)
  4. Sunflowers (Being part one of “The Blind Man And The Boy He Used To Be”)
  5. The Magic Umbrella (Being part two of “The Blind Man And The Boy He Used To Be)

Good News for Jackie

Jackie, give me good news please
Don’t even start to tease
About the sunshine when you know that there’s a chance of rain

Don’t let it win today
Please let me hear you say
That there won’t be any more inches coming our way

When you give the weather, I never remember the day
So I pay attention and believe whatever you say

So Jackie, give me good news please
I have begun to sneeze
I thought you said I wouldn’t need my coat today!

But Jackie don’t you worry
You’ve got a fan in me
When others disagree
I know you’re just trying

To bring sun instead of snow
Turn rain into rainbows
So monsoon or tornado
I’ll never let you go

Rain, rain, rain, rain, go away, go away
Come, come, come, come, again another day

Maria

Stocking the supermarket aisles
You will find a precious smile
Maria’s, Maria’s

Roaming the supermarket lanes
You might even catch her name
Maria, Maria

Oh Maria can’t you plainly see
That there’s more to life than bargaining?
And you could live a better life with me
And you could make a better life for me

Hiding behind the register
You might never notice her
Maria!  Maria!

Oh, and when I’m standing in your line
I dream about the day that you are mine
And you have lived a better life with me
And you have made a better life for me

Oh Maria can’t you plainly see
That you are the checkout girl for me?
And you could live a better life with me
Maria won’t you say that you will make a better life with me?

Julia

Come home Mommy
Come home Mommy
Come on home and stay with me

Come home Daddy
Come home Daddy
Come on home and rescue me

Well, I’ve been waitin’
Since you decided against me
How could you be so cruel?

You do not want the truth my Julia
You shouldn’t hear the truth my Julia
You couldn’t stand the truth my Julia
Alright well to tell the truth… well…

Julia we never wanted ya!
Julia we never wanted ya!

Oh how we tried to find a way
But there was no way and we’re sorry
Truly sorry

Julia we never wanted ya!
But deep inside we knew that we were wrong!

And now we’re here to try again and make amends
And I know we wronged you Julia
And I’m awful sorry Julia
But we’ll make it up to you

Come home darlin’
Come home darlin’
Come on home where you belong
Come on home and stay with me

Sunflowers (Being part one of “The Blind Man And The Boy He Used To Be”)

Me and Lucy would go out to the yard
To plant the seeds we got from Ma and Pa
We put those suckers right into the ground
A few weeks later, you might guess what we found

And they were so yellow
They were so yellow

Now I’m older and Lucy’s gone away
I still remember what she used to say
“Don’t worry Juany, we’ll plant some more someday

And they’ll be so yellow
They’ll be so yellow”

In my mind
I see the sky
And all the grass is green
Just like it’s always been

Please tell my mind
About the times
And maybe I’ll begin
To see it all again

Why should I mind?
When I can hear your voice today

The Magic Umbrella (Being part two of “The Blind Man And The Boy He Used To Be”)

Though I can’t see your face today
You know I’m gonna do it anyway because
I got your picture in my brain

And I won’t ever say “My dear,
Do you think you c’n come a little nearer?” Please!
I’ve got your picture in my brain

When I’m all alone and all my friends are gone
I think of your sweet face ‘cause baby you’re the one
But lately I’ve been thinkin’ you’ve been having fun
And maybe if I went away
I’d see you in a better way

So use your umbrella in the brightest way
Point it up, up and away
A life on the ground won’t take you away
To places with all sunny days