Mister Big Deal

by Christian Lipski

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Written and recorded in November 2016 as part of National Solo Album Month.

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released November 26, 2016

Christian played everything.

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Track Name: Mister Big Deal
CHORUS:
Steppin' into the light, color or black & white
Mister Big Deal
Wearin' an angel's face, nothin' is out of place
Mister Big Deal

They say he moves just like - a tiger in the night
He’s got those jungle eyes
Designer custom clothes - everybody knows
He’s out to hypnotize

In Cannes or Saint-Tropez - he always gets his way
Expensive savoir-faire
Boardroom or mountainside - he’s never ever cried
And it gets tough out there

CHORUS

Two sets of satin sheets - nothing underneath
It’s an erotic dream
The party never ends - he hasn’t any friends
There is no I in TEAM

Back up against the wall - but will it end at all
He wants to run and hide
Outrageous doctor bills - a dozen different pills
He’s just a mess inside

CHORUS

BREAK

CHORUS
Track Name: Don't You Think It's Time
Can I tell you what’s on my mind?
Cause it seems that we have spent a lotta time
Takin pleasure in our company
You and I

Now a lotta people shy away
From a tied-down feeling but I have to say
That’s it’s startin to appeal to me
Would you stay?

PRECHORUS:
(Cause we)
Get up early
Make coffee
Make money
Make dinner
Make babies
Make time

Sign the contract get on board
They say hard work is its own reward
What’s mine is yours and yours is mine
Oh, don’t you think it’s time

Is there something that I need to know
Cause I understand you want to take it slow
If it's more than you had bargained for
You can go

But it's bigger than you and me
And the broke down chevy that we got for free
This is something that'll come along
Wait and see

PRECHORUS

The work so far’s been plenty hard
But we got a house and our own front yard
What’s mine is yours and yours is mine
Oh, don’t you think it’s time

Our beginning doesn’t have an end
And I’ll walk to the water with my greatest friend
And a baby or two that you
Can recommend

Now a lotta people shy away
From a tied-down feeling but I have to say
That’s it’s startin to appeal to me
Would you stay?

PRECHORUS

We’re each our own but it’s all the same
And I don’t mind if you keep your name
What’s mine is yours and yours is mine
Oh, don’t you think it’s time

SOLO

Sign the contract get on board
They say hard work is its own reward
The work so far’s been plenty hard
But we got a house and our own front yard
We’re each our own but it’s all the same
And I don’t mind if you keep your name
What’s mine is yours and yours is mine
Oh...
Don’t you think it’s time
Track Name: Lovers of Tomorrow
CHORUS:
What will we leave
For the lovers of tomorrow?
Broken days and castaways
With nothing left to borrow
What will we leave
For the lovers of tomorrow
Only empty answers all along . . .

Building shaky towers
Sinking in the sand
Sown around with promises
On empty barren land

Focused on defending
Sacred isolation
Kept alive with fantasies
And faulty medication

CHORUS

We are safe in this moment
It could change before our eyes
Times are tight, please excuse us
Someone must be sacrificed

Burning down the basements
Erasing our escape
Dancing in the heat of all the
Twisted smoking shapes

CHORUS

Only empty answers all along
Track Name: Rocket 99
Oh Rocket 99
We hope you’re feeling fine
You’re way off course from where you ought to be
Your dials are in the red
Was it something that we said
Or are you chasing something we can’t see?

You left the Earth one day
We sent you on your way
With all the hope and goodwill we could give
But now you’re far from home
You must feel all alone
And we are all just praying that you live

Oh Rocket 99
Will you give us a sign
We’re all so worried that you’re gone for good
We’ll back up to the wall
And wait for you to call
So we’d be oh so thankful if you would

You must have gone astray
From being far away
But all of us think all the world of you
If you’ll just hurry back
Then we’ll be right on track
So please be sure to tell us if you do

Oh Rocket 99
Our dreams are on the line
Cause 98 plus one is all we’ve got
If you don’t turn around
We’ll stay here on the ground
And fade away upon this pale blue dot

SOLO

Oh Rocket 99
We hope you’re feeling fine
You’re way off course from where you ought to be
Your dials are in the red
Was it something that we said
Or are you chasing something we can’t see?
Or are you chasing something we can’t see?
Track Name: Call You Never
CHORUS:
I gave you my number, I wanted to date you
I said some stuff I thought would be clever
You told me something I couldn’t relate to:
“Thanks for the piece of paper -- call you never”

Tried to laugh at everything you said
Thought you were giving me the go ahead
Now I really wish that I was dead
Cause it ended before the beginning

Had a plan to take you out tonight
Be a gentleman and act polite
Waxed my mother’s car til it shone bright
But I lost while I thought I was winning

CHORUS

Maybe someday you will find my number in your purse
And I can say the lines that I took hours to rehearse
Maybe you will make that call and maybe we can have it all
But maybe you just used it when you had to blow your nose!

SOLO

Now it’s hard to hold my head up high
Humiliated when I catch your eye
But I gotta give it one more try
Cause a girl wants a boy to romance her

Get my courage up for one more go
Put my arm around you nice and slow
Seconds later and I think I know
That this fat lip is your final answer

CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Self-Winding
The sense of danger must not disappear
The way is short and steep
However gradual it looks here
You will have to leap

Will you tell me how you feel inside
Beside what’s standing there
Like a song inside the sunlight
A sigh inside the air

PRECHORUS:
Take my hands and hang on tight
The sky is blue, the sun is bright

CHORUS:
And if you’ll dance beside me
As tramps we’ll make our way
To see what lies beyond the coming day
We can be self-winding
And travel on our own
We’ll move ahead until we find our home

It all seems much in little here
With How and What and Why
Don’t let it take you anywhere
Away from you and I

What are we and who we really are
We must wait and see
Steady forward though the road is hard
Journey on with me

PRECHORUS
CHORUS

Don’t let them tell you that what you’ll be
Is what you’re wound to do
Can you see past the last dog?
The answer’s up to you

CHORUS
Track Name: Tiny Little Octopus
chorus:
i got a little tiny octopus
he's trying hard to be anonymous
he says he's just a cool rhinoceros but
that is a lie
i don't know why
he hides

eight legs, and all of them are running to a
safe place below the kitchen sink. he's got a
good friend who doesn't understand but wants to
give him a hand
when he's scared

is it the cat who's always prowling round the
front door and wants to get inside? is it the
loud noise from just across the way? oh how i
wish he would say
but he's scared

CHORUS

please come out and
talk about what's
got you so upset
is it time to
change your mind?
(uh uh) oh, not yet

i don't know what's gotten into him it's
not like the way he used to be. i wish that
“BANG - BANG”
make some room for me because i
don't want to see
why i'm scared

CHORUS

CHORUS
Track Name: Silver and Gold
Another year is healing over
Another scar is in its place
They tell me with a frown
“You should be slowing down”
Another chance to quit the race

If it's so true that life is ending
If it's the case there's nothing new
Then why do I rise
With a twinkle in my eyes
If there is nothing more to do, oh

“You're getting old”, or so I’m told
Things have broken down, it’s all been sold
My hand is empty . . And I should fold
But all I see is silver and gold

"Take a rest, let it go - you're not twenty-one, you know."
They say it like they've got something to sell
"You might risk losing friends." Their opinions never end
I tell them all that they can go to hell

I'll never give up looking forward
I'll never ask to stop the ride
There's always a way
To find pleasure in each day
I'll never want to run and hide

"You're getting old”, or so I’m told
Things have broken down, it’s all been sold
My hand is empty . . And I should fold
Oh
“You're getting old”, or so I’m told
Things have broken down, it’s all been sold
My hand is empty . . And I should fold
But all I see is silver and gold
All I see is silver and gold
Track Name: Lenore and Elinore
Then and drown thy feature came
Do not good, with fell you may
You the champaign and the one
Then across, those crouch amassing

Long which circles time in two:
Top the line and beautiful
Yonder still from then to men
There it tried, flared into ready


Welcome all pretend to sleep
Tend to sleeping in our lives
Who is he, Vale Harbor Day
I see, mistress: second angel

Fear of Earl and Somerset
Hail upon the lotus hail
Honour-mad hands never dream
Hook them in the pulse they took them


Corner of a versity
Breathing, but the air is break
Lightning and moon-driven sea
In it, as went through it through it

Slight and quick and easy there,
Easy there, and dreaming to the
Trees, and whatsoever thought
She was on steel rods projecting