The Late Album

by David Poe

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released July 30, 2002

Produced by Brad Jones, Steve Rosenthal and David Poe

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David Poe Los Angeles, California

"DAVID POE gives the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt"
- Rolling Stone 

"The make-out record of the year”
-Harp magazine

"The major domo of songwriters"
-Village Voice

"The perfect man"
-Time Out! New York

"[Songs] like miniature novels."
- The London Independent

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- Sundance Institute 2009

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- Lunas del Auditorio award 2011

Sundance Film Festival 2008 - 11
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Track Name: You're The Bomb
YOU'RE THE BOMB
By David Poe
© 2002 Charming Martyr (BMI).

YOU'RE THE BOMB
THEY MADE YOU UP IN SECRET
YOU'RE THE BOMB
YOU'RE MY MANHATTAN PROJECT
WITHOUT WARNING, WITHOUT A SOUND
YOU HIT THE GROUND

YOU'RE THE BOMB
A FLASH OF BLINDING LIGHT
AND THEN YOU'RE GONE
INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
WE'LL LET HISTORY DECIDE
IF WE'RE RIGHT OR WRONG

YOU AND I SET THE TOWN ON FIRE
BRIGHTER AND HOTTER THAN THE RISING SUN
FLYING HIGH
THE CITY LIGHTS WERE SHINING RIGHT BELOW
I LET YOU GO
WHAT HAVE I DONE?

YOU'RE THE BOMB
YOU CAME DOWN FROM ABOVE
AND BROKE THE CALM
MY TERRIFYING LOVE
BUT YOU SEEMED WORTH FIGHTING FOR AT THE TIME
YOU WERE MY WORLD, WAR, CRIME
Track Name: The Late Song (Je Ne Suis Pas Mort)
THE LATE SONG (Je ne Suis Pas Mort)
By David Poe
© 2002 Charming Martyr Music (BMI.)

IF YOU CAN HEAR THIS I AM ALIVE
I CAME TO TODAY
HAD TO GET USED TO MY LEGS
I THINK IC AN WALK OK NOW
ASKED THE PEOPLE WHO WE WERE
NO ONE COULD SEE US
IT'S A SHAME YOU'RE NOT AROUND
NOW I'M NOT DEAD ANYMORE
JE NE SUIS PAS MORT

IF YOU CAN HEAR THIS SAY SO
COME BACK TO TODAY
I'LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING YOU CAN;T SEE
FROM BEHIND THE DOOR
OR FROM YOUR OCEAN BED
THINK I COULD LIVE A LONG TIME IF I
NEVER DID ANYTHING
IT'S A SHAME YOU'RE NOT AROUND
NOW I'M NOT DEAD ANYMORE
JE NE SUIS PAS MORT

THINK I COULD LIVE A LONG TIME
IF I NEVER DID ANYTHING
THINK I COULD LIVE A LONG TIME
THINK I COULD LIVE A LONG TIME
JE NE SUIS PAS MORT
IF YOU CAN HEAR THIS
JE NE SUIS PAS MORT
JE NE SUIS PAS MORT
PAS MORT
Track Name: Childbearing
CHILDBEARING
By David Poe
© 2002 Charming Martyr Music (BMI.)

On a rainy street, I caught this scene:
Pretty little girl splashing puddles with her feet.
She was singing a song, so headstrong,
Looked like her mom who stood nearby.
Then she started to cry,
For no reason at all --
Or maybe for something she'd already lost --
And suddenly I knew the reason why
Girls will cry
Like you do

Just then a little boy,
Dressed up in corduroy,
He stopped to stare at that little girl there.
They were around the same age,
Mothers wore the same shoes,
Girl's tears turn to rage now the boy was crying too.
Looking over my shoulder,
Because I've been there before.
Now I'm feeling older and I don't look anymore.

That little girl is going to break that little boy's heart someday.
That little girl is going to break that little boy.
Someday,
Someday.

Man and wife, old friends of mine,
Asked me for a light outside the show last night.
She said 'Lets get high, like old times,'
She twisted a J but then he walked away.
She said 'I love him still,'
Like she needed to explain.
But when he reappeared he said “We can't stay.
‘Cause the babysitter's home,
and now it's getting late,
I get tested at my job and I don't approve anyway.'

That little girl is going to break that little boy's heart someday.
That little girl is going to break that little boy.
Someday,
Someday.

If you and me decide to be a child-bearing family,
Would you marry me,
Have a home,
Plant the tree, paint the nursery?
In a couple of years (or maybe ten)
Honey you know I can't foresee when.
We might settle down,
In some small town,
And leave behind this life.

People smile at a weeping child,
Because you know their sadness is going to pass,
And the years will bring,
Some real thing to cry about.

That little girl is going to break that little boy's heart someday.
That little girl is going to break that little boy's heart someday.
That little boy is going to break that little girl.
Someday
Someday
Someday
Someday
Some night
Someday
Track Name: The Drifter (quietly)
THE DRIFTER
by David Poe
© 2004 Charming Martyr/BMI.

You took me like a drifter takes a friend
I'll never be that honest again
When it seems like nothing's going to change
Then your world comes crashing down
Uh-huh

Your friends accommodate your darker phase
Then you find it's been 100 days
When's the last time you remember feeling safe
You're surrounded by assassins in this place
But you wanted to be here and I'm amazed

If I appear in every story that you tell, that you tell
How can you say that I don't know you well
Wasn't I the one who caught you when you fell, when you fell
How can you say that I don't treat you well
When I'm ringing out your name like a bell, like a bell
How can you say that I don't wish you well?
I wish you well

You get that lonely feeling at the door
Even though you've left this place before
'Cause the truth is you won't care anyore
Till your world is crashing down ...

If I appear in every story that you tell, that you tell
How can you say that I don't know you well
Wasn't I the one who caught you when you fell, when you fell
How can you say that I don't treat you well
When I'm ringing out your name like a bell, like a bell
How can you say that I don't wish you well?
I wish you well
Track Name: The Drifter (radio mix)
If I appear in every story that you tell, that you tell
How can you say that I don't know you well
Wasn't I the one who caught you when you fell, when you fell
How can you say that I don't treat you well
When I'm ringing out your name like a bell, like a bell
How can you say that I don't wish you well?
I wish you well
Track Name: Love Won't Last The Afternoon
LOVE WON'T LAST THE AFTERNOON
By David Poe
© 2002 Charming Martyr Music (BMI.)

In a dark room
Where you shot your last roll
Color blurs
And honey, can't you see
How you drove me from your dark room
Into hers
So little tragedy we have rehearsed
Every morning I wake up there
Feeling worse
But it's ending soon
Love won't last the afternoon

In a strange bed
Where I'm laid out like a man
In a hearse
And she comes to me
Because she believes it's not too late
For a nurse
While she's licking all my wounds
I dare not move
Like there's still some old fidelity to prove
Or something more to ruin
Love won't last the afternoon

But please don't wake me yet
From my bad little dream
I'm a king with all my prophets
But I don't want to go to sleep
'Cause when I tell them what I see
They're gonna tell me what it means
And I don't want to know
How you do on your own

In the back of some car
Could you drop me down the road
A hundred blocks or so
And please forgive me
I haven't welcomed any morning
Since I left her home
When you take a face
And head into a day
And from a speeding window watch the sky turn grey
And hide the moon
Love won't last the afternoon