Copy of The Latest

THE LATEST

Here’s where you’ll find the newest and most recent music. It could be a full, studio demo or just something quickly scratched out on my Voice Memo app. My plan is to make this a living and evolving album . . . a continuing collection of my new recorded songs that will trace their growth from idea to finished product. So, check back here from time to time to see what’s new or fill out the Contact form and request updates, via email.

Words and Music by Philip Cody

Vocals by Vanessa Jourdan

 

Just when I thought I had you memorized

You go and pull the rug out from my feet

I was way in over my head before I realized

The sea of love is wide as well as deep

 

Starting out now

Every day I’m  breaking new ground

Starting out now

A lot of good feeling going round

Starting out now

Living life and still . . . 

Learning how

 

Love was a lesson in humility

You come along and leave me wanting more

In my own happy version of reality

You loved me like I’ve never been loved before

 

Starting out now

Every day we’re breaking new ground

Starting out now

A lot of good feeling going round

We’re starting out now

Living life and still . . . 

Learning how

 

Oh, baby we’ve been blessed

Oh, yes

We’re drowning in happiness

 

Starting out now

Every day we’re breaking new ground

Starting out now

A lot of good feeling going round

We’re starting out now

Living life and still . . . 

Starting out now

Starting out now

By Philip Cody and Joe Delia

 

What can I say about Janie and me

I haven’t said a hundred times before

She doesn’t really come round anymore

And I’ve changed all the locks on the doors

 

Strands of her hair in my comb

Lipstick stains on my favorite shirt

Little reminders that life down here on earth

Is still going on

 

I’m getting over Jane

I’ve buried her remains

Down between the muddy ruts

Of memory lane

I’m feeling no regrets

Forgive and let’s forget

The pleasure and the pain . . . .

I’m getting over Jane.

 

Honest your honor I swear that it’s true

I still got the bruises and the bites

She’s gone now and I’m getting on with my life

She was never screwed down all that tight

 

Strands of her hair in my comb

Lipstick stains on my favorite shirt

Little reminders just how much it hurts

Now that she gone

 

I’m getting over Jane

I’ve buried her remains

Down between the muddy ruts

Of memory lane

I’m feeling no regrets

Forgive and let’s forget

The pleasure and the pain . . . .

I’m getting over Jane.

 

I’m getting over Jane

I’ve buried her remains

Down between the muddy ruts

Of memory lane

I’m feeling no regrets

Forgive and let’s forget

The pleasure and the pain . . . .

I’m getting over Jane.

Words and Music by Philip Cody

 

In the beginning

We were fearless and brave

There were days to be won

And a world to be saved

We lifted our banners

Over uncertain times

And we promised ourselves to each other

 

I don’t know how the story will end

I can’t tell you where or when 

I just know if I don’t see you again

It will break my heart forever

 

Five in the morning

It was just me and you

With the night winding down

And the sky blushing blue

We woke up together

In those uncertain times

And we trusted ourselves to each other

 

I don’t know how the story will end

I can’t tell you where or when 

I just know if I don’t see you again

It will break my heart forever

 

All my addictions

And all your restraint

Don’t make me a sinner

Or make you a saint

We cling to our moment

In these uncertain times

And we challenge ourselves to do better

 

I don’t know how the story will end

I can’t tell you where or when 

I just know if I don’t see you again

It will break my heart forever

 

We live out our days and say our good nights

And lie down in darkness and pray for the light

 

But I don’t know how the story will end

I can’t tell you where or when 

I just know if I don’t see you again

It will break my heart forever

Words and Music by Philip Cody

 

This is a story about a boy and girl

Two ordinary kids stuck on an alien world

They were too hot to handle

And no one could explain

How all that heat and passion

Would ever be contained

 

And when the lights come up

And the music stops

We’ll take down the scenery

And put away the props

And we’ll talk about it later

In the parking lot . . . 

Life is a movie

 

We are all smoke and mirrors and CGI effects

We are masters of disguise, we have simulated sex

We are creatures of the moment

And all our hopes and dreams

Are just flashes of inspiration

Pprojected upon a screen

 

And when the lights come up

And the music stops

We’ll take down the scenery

And put away the props

And we’ll talk about it later

In the parking lot . . .

Life is a movie

 

I’ll be with you on Moonlight Bay

Or a million billion miles

Across the Milky Way

You’ll always be my favorite matinee

 

I’ve been given this day and I’ve got no regrets

Sometimes the illusion is as real as it gets

That’s the gist of my story

That’s as much as I know

For now it’s lights, camera, action

And let’s get on with the show

 

And when the lights come up

And the music stops

We’ll take down the scenery

And put away the props

And we’ll talk about it later

In the parking lot

Life is a movie

By Philip Cody and Joe Delia

 

Blood on the keys

How you suffer for the truth

The sting of unease

And the stain of misspent youth

Trouble in mind

You’ve got murder in your heart

The blind lead the blind

Deeper down into the dark

Who would have dreamed

You’d be down here on your knees

Still unredeemed

With blood on the keys

 

Affairs of the heart

Feel the pounding in your chest

The tinder and spark

Over which we all obsess

I know how it feels

To be hungry and in need

Pain makes it real

But only love can make it bleed

How could I have known

I would lose you in the trees

Our cover is blown

And there’s blood on the keys

 

Blood on the keys

The ache of memories

We’re dying for love

And dare to call it living . . .

 

Blood on the keys

Misdemeanors and felonies 

We pound out our prayers

And hope to be forgiven

 

Night after night

We stand on shaky legs

Holding up a light

Just like candlers at our eggs

Looking for life

Looking for a place to hide

Stitched up real nice

But torn to shreds inside

Who could foresee

The rising of the seas

There’s no one here but me

And there’s blood on the keys