There are 16 songs on Big Star Way. Click the song title to view the lyrics and performance information.

Would You Believe

The Song

Recorded at First Wave Digital Studios in Hempstead, NY and Cow Pilot Studios in Gilbert, Arizona.

I suppose this is the first "political" commentary song I've written. I typically don't dwell on politics or politicians because it's really all a game of power and prestige. It is the antithesis of the Tao. Nevertheless, I point these lyrics at no particular political party, and present them as fairly ambiguous.

So you can point it at your least favorite person or political party.

The Recording Process

This was another song that was recorded some time ago, but I wanted to have an industrial strength rock song on the album. I always liked the way it moved. For those of you who were familiar with a group I was in long ago ("The Thinking Hand"), the middle section is a nod to a much older song I wrote called The Science of Blindness. Enjoy!

The Lyrics

Would you believe I've seen it all,
Watched them rise and seen them fall?
Seen them lie - challenge the truth
Seen them deny all that they knew.

Forget the past it can't be true
Can we deny the things we knew?
Can we believe the things they say?
With what we know of our today?

Holding on to what we've been through
Letting go of what is true.

Would you believe - believe the truth?
No more lies - no more excuse
Would you believe - are you torn between -
What you say and what you mean?

Holding on to what we've been through
Letting go of what is true - waiting for you

Can we believe the things they say
With what we know of our today?
Would you believe - believe their lie?
So far away from what we are
Would you believe I've seen it all?
Watched them rise and seen them fall
Would you believe?