Story

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

Gambling Dreams
Gambling blessings
All through the night
Always testing


To see what works
To see what sticks
What makes God move
What makes God tick


Holding reason and might
Holding darkness and light
Gambling Dreams all through he night


Challenging words
Aggressive stance
Day after day
Dance after dance


I like how this feels
Up against my skin
Gambling Dreams
Who’s gonna win?


Holding reason and might
Holding darkness and light
Gambling Dreams all through the night



Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

I told Cindi I can’t sleep at night
I told Mike that I keep the light on
This is something I did back in high school
But it’s been going on since I don’t know when

I’m running out of Secrets
It’s tearing me up inside
In the light of day
I run and hide

I’m running out of Secrets
It’s tearing me up inside
Just like Adam and Eve
I run and hide

I told my Secrets just the other day
To a priest in confession- though I’d never been
He told me to stop and it would be alright
But we both know I’m never gonna stop

I’m running out of Secrets
It’s tearing me up inside
In the light of day
I run and hide

I’m running out of Secrets
It’s tearing me up inside
Just like Adam and Eve
I run and hide

I got on my knees and tried to pray
“Jesus, you’re the last chance that I have”
Maybe He’ll tell me I’m not so bad after all
Or maybe He’ll just wipe my sins away

I’m sorry but these are my Secrets
I’m sorry but this is the truth
I’m sorry but these are my Secrets
Maybe I’ll do better next time


I’m holding Jesus’ heart in my hand
Consumed by His love
And washed in the blood of the Lamb




Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

Pounding
Pounding in my head
White bread
Don’t eat white bread
Stop smoking
Everything disappears
I’m running
I’m reeling in the years

Such changes
Is my hair turning gray
Two dangers
I should be running away
Toward the light
The itch is so strong
I want to dance
Dance to this song

Stop Smoking
Stop drinking
Stop lying
Stop cheating
Stop burying your all-important head

The TV’s
On while I sleep
I pray to God
My remote to keep
It’s my teacher
My guide, my momma and my papa
My wife, my kids, my every...

There’s poison
Running through my veins
I'm saying
The very same thing
I said last night
And the day before
What’s all this
Teeth whitening for?

Stop Smoking
Stop drinking
Stop lying
Stop cheating
Stop burying your all-important head

All these things mean nothing at all
After you read what God told Paul...

Open my people’s eyes
Turn them from darkness to light
From the power of Satan to God
That they may receive forgiveness of sins
And an inheritance among those
Sanctified by faith in Me!

Stop Smoking
Stop drinking
Stop lying
Stop cheating
Stop burying your all-important head


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

I believed it was obvious
To everyone like it was to me
That on my solid word alone
I could make them all happy

I believed that persistence
Was the same thing as patience
Yet I was so surprised
When all of my friendships died

I’ve made so many mistakes
So many errors in calculating
The risks that one takes in loving

I’ve made so many mistakes
Overstepped so many boundaries
A scared a great many away by “loving”

I believed that they’d come around
Like dogs returning to spew
Disappearing without a sound
Deep down inside I thought they knew

The words would keep coming back
“You’ll see it my way, I’m sure”
I hold the keys to eternity
Your disease requires my cure

I’ve made so many mistakes
So many errors in calculating
The risks that one takes in loving

I’ve made so many mistakes
Overstepped so many boundaries
And scared a great many away by “loving”




Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

She married you in darkness
When she believed her life a mess
She even called you hero
That comes with responsibility you know

But so quickly you shut down
Preferred to hide away downtown
You’d sneak in after she was asleep
Avoiding any chance of getting in to deep

Was it hard to sleep through the night?
All tucked in all snug and tight
Keeping your eyes closed ‘cause it was so bright
‘Cause you knew you were Sleeping With The Light

Then she started to change some
That’s when things became undone
The one thing you never thought would occur
She saw you as you really were

While you saw Jesus in her eyes
All she saw was your demise
The power seeped from your brittle hands
As she broke free from unspoken commands

Was it hard to sleep through the night?
All tucked in all snug and tight
Keeping your eyes closed ‘cause it was so bright
‘Cause you knew you were Sleeping With The Light

Do you believe in Hell?
‘Cause Hell believes in you
You must be certain of the devil
‘Cause he’s certain of you

Do you believe in Hell?
‘Cause Hell believes in you
You must be certain of the devil
‘Cause he lives in you


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

All us saints
We’re so distracted
So all complaints
Become directed

Toward All small groups
That aren’t protected
By all the people
Who aren’t affected

All around the world
Whoever you are
You have the right to be saved
It’s like buying a car

You can walk right in
Say, “It’s my turn now”
Lay down your sin
And in the Throne Room bow
Now Take A Bow

Who’s to say
What your path should
Look like today
And what would be good

Who’s to scream
Up in your face
You’re not to dream
You’re out of place

All around the world
Whoever you are
You have the right to be saved
The journey’s not that far

You can turn around
See Jesus now
Lay down your life
And in the Throne Room bow
Now Take A Bow

All us saints
We’re so distracted
So all complaints
Become directed
Toward all small groups
That aren’t protected



Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

I can’t become super human
Can’t you love me for all that I am?
I aim to please I try to impress
But baby, I feel like such a mess
When you say...

“Be a Real Man
You’ve got to be a Real Man
Be a Real Man for me
Like the guy on tv
Put your hands in the air
That comes to you so easy
Put your hands in the air
Grab a star for me
Won’t you grab a star for me?”

I can’t handle all this pressure
Can’t you see I’m going under?
I can’t play no god for you
Can’t you see what I’m going through?
When you say...

“Be a Real Man
You’ve got to be a Real Man
Be a Real Man for me
Like the guy on tv
Put your hands in the air
That comes to you so easy
Put your hands in the air
Grab a star for me
Won’t you grab a star for me?”

Would a Real Man
Help you out in the kitchen?
Would he help you start
Your own religion
Would he soak you for
All that you’re willing to give?
Or would he love you enough
To let you live?


“Be a Real Man
You’ve got to be a Real Man
Be a Real Man for me
Like the guy on tv
Put your hands in the air
That comes to you so easy
Put your hands in the air
Grab a star for me
Won’t you grab a star for me?”


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2007 CD, REAL MAN

Lyrics

Die In My Arm
Don’t die from it                                                                                                                                                                                         Hold my hand
Don’t you duck it
Like my smile, stay forever
Uh huh
 
Die In My Arm
Don’t die from it
Hold my hand
Don’t you duck it
Like my style, stay forever
Uh huh
 
I've got a question for you
Tell me what you believe is true
When God was forming you
In your mother’s womb
What was his plan for you?
 
Did it involve TV?
Endless hours of TV
With a man who’s a slob
Who’s “in between jobs”
And it’s you he can’t see?
 
Die In My Arm
Don’t die from it
Hold my hand
Don’t you duck it
Like my smile, stay forever
Uh huh
 
Die In My Arm
Don’t die from it
Hold my hand
Don’t you duck it
Like my style, stay forever
Uh huh

And while we’re on the subject
Do you think God wants to protect
You and your children
From the likes of like him
Who can only degrade and reject?
 
Is it just your purpose
In this life to regress?
Centuries of social evolution demolished
Not submission, just a mess
 
Die In My Arm
Don’t die from it
Hold my hand
Don’t you duck it
Like my smile, stay forever
Uh huh
 
Die In My Arm
Don’t die from it
Hold my hand
Don’t you duck it
Like my style, stay forever
Uh huh
 
You’re beautiful, God made you beautiful
He and your mom, have such hopes for you
Your tainting your skin
With someone else’s sin
‘Cause he knows just how to get to you
 
See the door
See the phone
Call your mom
Open the door
Call anyone
 
"Behold I stand at the door and knock
If anyone hears my voice                                                                                                                                                                                   And opens the door
I will come into him                                                                                                                                                                                       And dine with him
And he with me"
 
"He that overcomes
I will grant to sit with Me
On My throne
Just as I overcame
And sat with My Father
On His throne"
 
"See I have set before you
An open door
And no one can shut it
For you have a little strength,
Have kept My word
And have not denied My name"
                                                                                                                                                                                                       "Indeed, I will make the Synagogue of Satan
I will make them worship at your feet
To know that I love you"
 
"‘Cause I love you..."

 

Story

Thanks to "Stop Smoking,"  "Secrets," and college and internet radio, I finally knew what it felt like to have "made" it.

After the release of this record, I was one of the most sought after Indie Christian Artists ever. My tour schedule was booked just short of three years in advance!

Suddenly, everyone who wanted nothing to do with me was begging me to come perform at their church in an effort to appear modern and (yuck) affirming.

I accepted the tour dates. And then I removed the gloves.

Lyrics

Real Man ⒸⓅ 2007

Composed, Performed, and Produced By Paisley Yankolovich

Released February 17, 2007

Recorded By Weston Burnside at The Secret Place in Kingman, Arizona.

Tour Coordination: Gordon Macaw

Album Photo by Chelsea Yankolovich

CD Art: Paisley & Gordon

Songs (By Paisley Yankolovich)

1. Gambling Dreams (2:33)
2. Secrets (4:09)
3. Stop Smoking (4:24)
4. Mistakes (2:02)
5. Sleeping With The Light (4:29)
6. Take A Bow (2:51)
7. Real Man (4:14)
8. Die In My Arms (6:51)

A Word About Angels (Heartfelt Thanks)

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost

Gordon: 100+ performances later and you’re still here! You are a true friend and I love you dearly.

Weston: Even with hundreds of miles between us, I feel your guidance and friendship. I love this record. Thanks so much!

Lois: While some may suggest that you get a life, I know better. You bring life everywhere you go! 

Larry & Naomi: 2006’s most special gifts.

Jim: I’m so glad we’re ministering together again!

The Posse (Beverly, Gayle, Karen, Sabrina, Weston, Jim, Larry, Naomi, Gordon, Tom, Craig, Steve, and Lois): You’re the reason I’m still standing!

The Kids (Chelsea, Frisco, and Molle): You’re the reason I’m still humble!

Sleeping With The Light: Thanks BB

Die In My Arms: Thanks VM

Special Inspiration: Diamanda Galas

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