Joe Brow

Joe Brow

Username: mypacrat

Joe Brow

Username: mypacrat

Skweeky Weal and the Grease

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  • One of Each
  • Jill Sobule
  • Alex Boyé
  • ImpossibleKings
  • Derrick Leonárd
  • Abbey Janes
  • David Lane
  • J. Aaron Boykin
  • The Springs Band
  • Morgan Myles
  • darden smith
  • Gary Lucas
  • Marti Dodson
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Clay Mills
  • Marty Dodson
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Jill Sobule commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"sadly true

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I’m going to protest getting older, no politics to blame/ It’s unfair and I don’t like it, but I get older just the same"

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Alex Boyé commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Wow!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"You know that I’m no preacher, that my wisdom’s light as air, But I’m ready to give anything, to ease the cross you bear"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"😁😁😁😁"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"fer fun... and if I squish you like a bug, in the end I’m sure we’ll hug, love is funny that way"

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Derrick Leonárd commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Very nice, sir!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Bridge: There’s a voice that will not whisper and it tells me very clear/ Make memories to the music, make memories while you’re here"

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Abbey Janes commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Loving this imagery!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"And I’m melting like a Dali, like Picasso, I’m confused/ And like DaVinci’s God, I’m reaching and your love has me renewed"

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Jill Sobule commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"sadly true

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I’m going to protest getting older, no politics to blame/ It’s unfair and I don’t like it, but I get older just the same"

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Jill Sobule commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"good, but this could be too traumatizing"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Sitting with friends and figuring out who ordered the pizza with pineapple (could be me)"

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Jill Sobule commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"wow!

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Sitting with friends and figuring out who ordered the pizza with pineapple (could be me)"

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Alex Boyé commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Wow!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"You know that I’m no preacher, that my wisdom’s light as air, But I’m ready to give anything, to ease the cross you bear"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"😁😁😁😁"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"fer fun... and if I squish you like a bug, in the end I’m sure we’ll hug, love is funny that way"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Nice one Joe! Love the rhythm!!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"what becomes accepted, is sometimes unexpected, and should be welcomed like a friend"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Love all the imagery Joe!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Making magic, building color...like a cosmic, neon arc"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"The words and rhythm of this is really good Joe!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Respect can be the wind that blows, kindness can be the rain/ Take us to somewhere love still grows, let us rise up again"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Good one Joe!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"It doesn’t make us climb a mountain, doesn’t hurt or leave a scar/ To share a little kindness, helps us know just who we are"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Solid Joe... Really good!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"A clean and empty slate, my friends/ The music and the dancing blends/ And words make way for acts/ Acts of respect and of kindness"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"WOW!! Really nice Joe!!! Beautiful words!👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We've shuffled away from perfection, To sit on a softer shore Reduced our need for each other And the kindness that we knew before"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Dig it Joe!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Turning over rock and stone, in what seems an endless quest, To find a hint of our humanity, in the pain that we ingest."

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Really really good Joe! Def contender to start the 2nd verse👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"There’s something sailing on the wind, I feel it getting near Something warm and kind and singing…listen, you can hear"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Love this Joe!!!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"There's a road we used to travel, where kindness was the guide"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Scary but true!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"While we swim this poison river, we beckon for the shore"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Beautiful Joe!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"The shadows of our yesterdays, hide keys for every door"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"This is REALLY good Joe! The state of where we're at makes one question reality."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We shout across the canyons hoping echoes still exist"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Yep! No genie here?"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We rubbed the lamp but didn't get exactly what we wished"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Great Joe!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Not one of us are innocent, we all point and shout, It’s hostility and hate and the world can do without"

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ImpossibleKings commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"This is SOOOO good!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"It’s a been a little too dark, but one thing’s clear to me While there’s power in I, there’s more strength in WE"

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Derrick Leonárd commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Very nice, sir!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Bridge: There’s a voice that will not whisper and it tells me very clear/ Make memories to the music, make memories while you’re here"

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Abbey Janes commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Loving this imagery!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"And I’m melting like a Dali, like Picasso, I’m confused/ And like DaVinci’s God, I’m reaching and your love has me renewed"

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David Lane commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Nice one!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"And I’m melting like a Dali, like Picasso, I’m confused/ And like DaVinci’s God, I’m reaching and your love has me renewed"

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J. Aaron Boykin commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Really like the flow of this one!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"You’ve got me feeling human, my face into the wind/ I breathe because of you and trust the future once again"

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Derrick Leonárd commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Joe Brow's back with another good one!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Wasn’t sure I’d see the sun again, wasn’t sure that I would care/ Thought I’d lost my rhythm, until you showed me it was there"

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J. Aaron Boykin commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Oooh, very nice! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Wasn’t sure I’d see the sun again, wasn’t sure that I would care/ Thought I’d lost my rhythm, until you showed me it was there"

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J. Aaron Boykin commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Love this!!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"it’s like a drum beating, like the singing of a choir/ like a little slice of heaven, but something even higher"

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J. Aaron Boykin commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Love this!!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"And every night seems unending, every day drags on too long/ but my heart still beats like there’s a party going on"

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J. Aaron Boykin commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Oooh! Very nice 😊"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Don’t want to look, don’t want to see because the daylight taunts me/ Looking forward to the night to let some new ghosts haunt me"

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J. Aaron Boykin commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Niceee!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I'm a little out of practice since the world hit the wall/ my feet just sort of shuffle like they have no soul at all"

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David Lane commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Nice! I like this one.
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Lyric by mypacrat:

"From the rooftops I hear shouting, on the streets I feel the beat/ People pumped up for a party, come alive and feel the heat"

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J. Aaron Boykin commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Very niceee!!
Can totally hear a melody with this one! "

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"From the rooftops I hear shouting, on the streets I feel the beat/ People pumped up for a party, come alive and feel the heat"

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The Springs Band commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Cool Joe! Thanks for submitting some cool lines!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Waited long enough and things went right"

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The Springs Band commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"haha! This is great!! Love the thought put into that!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"There’s an empty blender, and it’s waiting for ice/ Don’t like to drink alone, so I'm filling it twice"

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The Springs Band commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"You've got lots of great lines, Joe!! Loving them!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I load kisses on the tops of your fingertips/ Time stands still, it always will, whenever we touch lips"

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The Springs Band commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Super cool lines Joe!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We were a pair of hearts searching in the night/ Sometimes numbers and life just add up right"

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The Springs Band commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Awesome!! "

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"This ain’t just another summer sunrise My soul’s singing and it’s no surprise"

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Morgan Myles commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"this is so interesting!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"When dreams depend on fortunes/ And gold stays gathered to the kings/ Then the future doesn’t a matter/ Or any hope the future brings"

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Morgan Myles commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"i like where you went with this!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"All this chaos is gonna make us stronger/ if we can keep loving just a little longer"

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Morgan Myles commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"i love using love is a cure..."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Are we living in darkness, or just closing our eyes/ I only know one thing for sure/ Simple and easy, when we realize/ That hate is contagious and love is the cure"

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Morgan Myles commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"beautiful!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Let me protect you tonight/ From all that threatens your heart/ What passes through us is right/ Contagious right from the start"

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Morgan Myles commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"im really digging this love is a cure to go with contagious"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"It’s time to heal, that’s for sure/ get back to words we can trust/ I know if love is the cure/ we’re not contagious enough"

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Morgan Myles commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"ok this cool spin!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"It’s time to heal, that’s for sure/ I think we’ve suffered enough/ I know if love is the cure/ we’re not contagious enough"

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darden smith commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"cool how you carried the stars over. "

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Heaven holds the stars"

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Gary Lucas commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"very nice Joe!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We’re just reaping, what we sow/ but still question what we grow/ What's left after all this winter kill?"

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Gary Lucas commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"nice lines Joe"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Rest assured that lines get blurred/ There’s something lost in every word/ And moments meant to contemplate/ To feed your soul get swept out doors like dust"

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Marti Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"very poetic and pretty!
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Lyric by mypacrat:

"And like lightning flashes, we turn time to ashes"

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Marti Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"real talk <3
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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I'd give anything to change the truth"

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Marti Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"deep thought!!
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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Love is the pain that reminds us"

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Marti Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"super cool thought! Not sure it would fit in this song, but it reads like a fable :)
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Lyric by mypacrat:

"A rabbit said “I’m gonna spend every day in the shade of these trees.”/ The hawk laughed and said “Son, life doesn’t give you any guarantees.”"

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Marti Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"wow, love 'you can waste every second and time will never judge'..making m think!
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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Time is tearless and it doesn't hold a grudge/you can waste every second and time will never judge."

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"really creative approach!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We’re just two small stars /pasted on this planet / We won’t get far / unless we can align / The door’s ajar / but the writing is on the sign..."

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

""gotta take the bitter with the sweet"

oooh la la!! that is true.

the other lines aren't necessarily always true...

give me 3 more like this one! "

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I can take the bitter with the sweet"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"really like the imagery here! it's a mouthful to sing though..."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We’re both walking down this dead end road/ Distant as our daylight turns to dusk/ And it hurts to reap what we’ve sown/ And seeing what was solid turn to rust"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like the last 2 lines....but I'd say "if we ever started seeing eye to eye".."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Another day, the same old grind/ Tired as the sun up in the sky/ Are we both afraid of what we’ll find/ If we never start seeing eye to eye"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Notice this phrasing off what you wrote Joe....

I draw that bow
Try to make the center
Let it go
I feeling it fly
Still I know even if I'm certain I'm....
Never gonna change your mind




"Aim it for the center" would also be good...but we used "aim" I think in the first verse...I hate to double up on words! Plus "take it to the center" sings better...."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I draw that bow/Try to make connections/ Let ideals fly/Try to hit the mark/ They bounce back off/ all of your objections/ No I’m…never gonna change your mind"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"interesting rhymes...second line doesn't fit the melody rhythm...really like "holding up your crown"...play around with maybe "keeping your crown"

What if the first like was:

"Well you can keep your crown
Stay in your position
Anchor down
and _ _ _ _ ("I" rhyme here!)

And then the second half off this we would want to justify coming up on the hook...

and start with how to play into the Rhyme...here are some endings to the line before the hook that can internal rhyme with "position":

....this is why....(I'm never gonna...)
...even if the _ _ shines...
...maybe you will listen fine...but I'm never gonna change your mind....

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Well, you have your ways/ Like some kind of assassin/ Sticks and stones/ Holding up your crown/ If you’d just left go/ You might like what happens/ If I’m…ever gonna change you mind"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

""truth be told" ...love that"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"If there’s a trail to take/ I’d love to try and lead ya Facts are maps/ Can you see it that way? Truth be told/ I’m always gonna need ya Though I’m… never gonna change your mind"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I really like the idea of trying to get the "I'm" as the rhyme...this line doesn't seem to fit the accents...but this is worth trying to figure out!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Well, when I think of us/ And all the time I wasted/ Knocking your head/ Deep into the night/ Guess there’s no chance/ Come hell or high water that I’m…/ Ever gonna change your mind"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I might lean toward "that's a mountain that I'm not about to climb" cause it sings better on the melody and is more open...but good one!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I’m never gonna change your mind/ That’s a mountain that this woman will not climb"

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Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Anything, anywhere, anytime. Make that the third line and fill in the blanks! (with a different rhyme on 2 and 4.)"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I’m never gonna change your mind/ About anything, anywhere or anytime"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I had a similar title to a song .. like minds!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"One step forward, two drinks down/ Time to move on, from that ghost town"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"haha

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"But like my hair line, our love kept receding"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"You always come up with interesting lines Joe.

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"We were more about feeling than how we felt/ Two lovers trying to loosen up the bible belt/ In the end we both folded on the hands we dealt/ But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Joe, you always come up with cool images. "

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Like gasoline and a red hot match, girl"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"we were "gasoline and a red hot match girl."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Like gasoline and a red hot match, girl"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"How did you know i once dated a Becca? 😱"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"3 AM And Thoughts of 'Becca on My Mind"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Good idea, not sure it"s right for this tune. But I like the way you think Joe!

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"It's A Long Walk Back To Heaven"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

""

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"This is what a promise is/ and this is how it breaks"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Could be useful if it was ... "Before You, I could write everything I knew about love on the back of a stamp. ""

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I could write everything I know about love/ on the back of a stamp, if I tried"

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Clay Mills commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Could be an Interesting opening line, depending on the title and direction of the song. The downside of this, is it sounds like he"s still in the middle of the heartache and not looking back and realizing what he"s learned."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Table for one, whisky for two"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like this, Joe!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"…ending with your kiss/ And time, is all that’s left to share (with...)"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like another "I" sound where you are placing "right". Explore some "I" words other than "right" in that spot."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"…ending with your kiss, so right/Needs, more important than wanting"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Cool thoughts here, Joe"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Now, in the darkness time is still/and I pray we always will/ Play this moment forever"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like this, Joe!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Fire…playing games with us tonight/We burn by candlelight/ Now we dance in the embers"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

""

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"And here with you, if they only knew..."

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"This is killer! I love it!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Don’t want to sleep, don’t want to wake up and find/ This dance was only taking place in my mind"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like this!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Watched the sun rise while you slept by my side/ Lost in the silence as our two hearts collide"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like the "someone so real" line!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"But you’re someone so real/That I can touch and can feel/And every moment we share, I’m completely aware, you're.../Someone so rare"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like the back half of this a lot!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Surrounded by each other, hands lost in the glare/ You make me feel far richer, than a rich billionaire"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"I like this. Could substitute "place" to avoid using "state" twice.

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"A state without borders or guidelines or rules/ Where time can stand still and I’ll always have you"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Cool line!

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"My blood is at a boil, that’s a pretty good sign/ Let’s you and I make some planets align"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"This is really interesting. I like it a lot!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"You can tell from the ashes, she’s lost at love before/ Been burned so many times, that there’s no fire no more."

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Good work!

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"She’s the line in my highway, the “S” in my curve/ She’s more of a woman than I really deserve"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"Cool line!

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"Never lost my heart before, always kept it in control/ Now all the chains are off so it can try to catch your soul"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"This is interesting, but I"m wanting us to write a love song directly to someone. This would make a cool story about lovers"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"They thought every city was Paris, every drink: champagne/ Life kicked them around, but they didn’t complain/ So lost in each other, all that mattered was another sunrise."

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"That"s a very bold and sexy opening line. Could go somewhere great with this."

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I don’t need part of you, I need all of you/ From the first day that we met, I knew that much was true"

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Marty Dodson commented on mypacrat's lyric:

"This intrigues me! Good work!"

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Lyric by mypacrat:

"I look into your eyes, like a million times before And still get lost like I did back in 1984"

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My Lyrics

hookist my lyrics written
  • Jill Sobule!
  • Alex Boyé
  • Impossible Kings
  • Duwendé
  • The Springs
  • Morgan Myles
  • Community Song!
  • Darden Smith for SW:S
  • The Great Gary Lucas
  • Marti Dodson
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Clay Mills
  • Marty Dodson
  • Kalsey Kulyk
All of this feels like bad déjà vu Before, there was violence, but love Now there’s anger licked like a candy And hate has become the its own cause
I heard the podcast, read the blog/ Now I know truth like Pavlov's dog
The puppets are rising, so brilliant are they/ with colorful signs and the games that they play. So many opinions, so little time/ the cadence goes on like a nursery rhyme.
Not interested in feeding hate, but if I can't see two sides, then I do/ The devil doesn't kill it's prey, it uses until it is through
I woke up this morning, heard the universe cry/ We're such a speck inside the darkness, I couldn't figure out why
The air smells of garlic, of sins and decay/ sun's dying in the west, bitter harvest on the way
Used to believe everything that I saw, Kennedy killed and the Vietnam war/ but I don't just what is real anymore, and I'd doubt God if he could find me
From the darkest places, what we see is designed, And not with love, but with money in mind
Where demons laugh and spread their spit/ And seduction is cheaper by the pound
Clowns as kings, clowns as queens/ clowns that speak, but don't make a sound
There's a manhole cover that holds your name/ but if you search for it, it can't be found
Distraction reigns- Look, Amber's on the stand/ While the world on the whole gets drowned
It's cold and dark so no one sees, we're growing like some bad disease
No need to smile, no need to frown/ Keep your mind shut and don't make a sound
And we don't know just what we want, we only like how we sound
I am the world and I'm tired, but I can't take no leave/ No one has a conscience, they need and want and breathe
So many empty words from so many empty heads, so many listen and just smile and just agree/ thinking can be difficult when facts get in the way and the results are getting easier to see
So tired of the me, so tired of the I, so tired of convenience being king/ and love is just a word used on cards on holidays, a fading notion to which only fools still cling
I want to protest cell phones They are the bane to one and all/ Going to make a sign that says so, But first I gotta take this call
Gonna make a sign and walk down the street- no looting, no riots, won't make a mess at all/ Tired of the lies, tired of the hate, tired enough to say "F it all"
Drove past a park of homeless, bought my doggies toys and beef/ complained about injustice while I tied Nikes to my feet
In the days ahead, hypocrisy, must take it's final bow/ throw a stone at your own mirror and maybe find the truth somehow
I’ve get everything for free now, til Elon’s money is all gone/ Playing games in this dark basement, with my frosted flakes and mom
So much hate and vitriol, such true colors shining through/ Doors close and friendships end, when people disagree with you
I think their trying to ban responsibility, you can fight it but you've got to be brave/ Big Brother's making Kool Ade for everyone, and you're drinking it from cradle to grave
Nothing left in this bottle of whiskey, even the dreams it held have washed away/ Can I get an Amen to free refills, and at a slightly more polished grade?
I’m going to protest getting older, no politics to blame/ It’s unfair and I don’t like it, but I get older just the same
There’s no bridge for these troubled waters, nothing good blows in the wind/ Just smoke and lies and promises, no left, no right, just sins
Slow moon rising, breathing hard like my old man/ Tired of working this night shift, but happy that he still can
Well, I think I'm gonna protest protests, my middle finger is all black and blue/ Everybody junked up on blind emotion, thinking everything they hear is true
Dancing with the moon in a corner of lies
All the bright and shiny locks and all the devils and the dirt
I write pieces of songs, I paint with brushes of wind
Godzilla has a teddy bear, what chu think of that?
It was a chunk of a crayon, not piece of cheddar cheese
Sitting with friends and figuring out who ordered the pizza with pineapple (could be me)
Sarcasm and the art of controlling it during job interviews
What's it like knowing everything, one day late.
The beat of my feet, heading back to the grind.
Punch and Judy, behind the curtains
Too much time in the mirror
The little things that make a box a home
The clearest thought I ever had...
And where did you think you would be?
Cassette tape secures my crumbling soul
Should people with a hard-knock life invest in doorbells
How Bessie the cow turned carnivorous (and suddenly all the farmers in Clarabelle County were missing)
Third martini charmed
Corey said he liked me (so I cried)
Coloring books from Limbo
Side effects of a straight line
Recycling the bags beneath my eyes
Everything with the just push of a button
You may not know me tomorrow, but tonight we are the best of friends/ And I'm not gonna let you stay hurt, that isn't how this story ends
Don't let gravity erase you, don't let sorrow in to steal your soul/ the days are the darkest in winter, but we can learn a little from the cold
Use my hands and let them lift you, use my heart if yours should break/ I'm here to be your Atlas, all my dreams are yours to take
I can help you buy a minute, maybe help you buy the night/ but I can be here forever, so we've got to get this right
No idea what's going on, but resubmitting this... The first breath of a baby, the last breath of a song/ To finally find forgiveness, knowing you did nothing wrong
A smile that can’t be broken, that lilac smell in May/ The whispered sound of drying tears and wind that carries them away
The first breath of a baby, the last breath of a song/ To finally find forgiveness, knowing you did nothing wrong
A winter wind is breathing down your neck, can you believe that summer's on the way/ can you believe that your future is bright, can you believe in yesterday
Do you remember your yesterdays, Squeaky floors on a Christmas morning/ The fresh smell of air after it rains, Cut grass and river roaring
I can hear your clock ticking And angels warming their voices/ It's not too late to open your gate, and reconsider to your choices
Every shard of glass from this broken night, holds a dream from the past that can still shine light
Look at that haloed moon above you, feel the night wind on your face/ It's a beautiful world, let it lead the way, To better times and a better place
Let me be your Marley, see me in my chains/ Let me show you anything to bring you back again
I have a book that I've read at least ten times, a song that's always stuck in my head/ Try to remember all the things you love, things you want to say, but you haven't yet said
Maybe there’s a brand new life just a jump away, But the cost is more than anyone can pay/ Another spark out, another soul gone, And a world that's left with more sorrow than song
It’s not just about love, it’s not just about pain/ It’s about losing the thunder, but keeping the rain
Your sitting on the edge of your own machine, looking to the bottom for a part of your dream Picture of a puzzle with the pieces gone, but I’ll be here, yeah, I’ll stay here…so you can move on
There’ll come a time for flying with angels, for talking to your God in the sky/ No need for taking that red-eye flight and if there is you gotta find out why
Lean back, lean back and I’ll catch you, and though it sounds like a bad cliché/ Take a chance on second chances and let the world just drop away
Don’t be resigned to take what time, has put upon your plate/ Learn and move on, try to stay strong, and let the devil wait
We were all born as paradise, meant for love and meant to shine/ To fight for every moment wasn't in the grand design
We can sit and watch the stars fade, hear the river's gentle heart/ waiting for the sunrise, while your storm breaks all apart
We all have chips and cracks, and live with tape and glue and lies/ Trying to hide what's broken, is just part of our disguise
God, if you can hear me, you've got to help me do what's right/ God make me an angel, an angel on this bridge tonight
A message filled with pain and choked like an engine needing air/ Help me to understand, so I can do more than just be there
I can’t carry your burden, but I’ll help it off your shoulders/ Send it down to the river, and crush the devil inside it
Let me be your religion, let me be your freedom and your faith/ Just enough get you through, just enough to ease the weight
I can’t see your demons, but together they can’t harm us/ Lean on me and we’ll rise, like a fire ignited
Can you step away now, with a promise that you won’t look back? The wave is crashing in, but lean on me and we’ll ride it
And let me be your bridge, let me be the hope that holds you/ A shield from the storm and the strength that you need to fight it
Too late to turn away and let things go bad to worse/ I know I have to stay, make my choice and stay behind it
Never been in your shoes, can’t conceive a valley so low But have a little faith, maybe there’s a way we can climb it
But there is no peace here, in this cold night air/ Only promises and lies that have left you blinded
There is strength that I can offer, but the first step is the hardest / I won’t leave your side and leave you all alone like time did
I know you're on an island, but you're really not alone. The ship is wrecked, the wound is wet, maybe I can help you bind it.
Pull up a chair or maybe pull up a stone/ Take a deep breath and know that you're not alone
I think I can help, but I can't set you free/ Close your eyes slowly and try to believe
What can I ask that you are willing to answer/ Want to be a savior, but I'm not God
Not ready for a trip 'cross Jordan, but if you hold my hand, we'll dance
Any word I say won't change your mind. But if your heart loses control/ The passing air won't give you breath, the water won't wash your soul
I can see in your eyes, your a million miles away/ Fighting battles I can’t see or understand
Yell at me. Yell at me before you go/ Yell at me. Tell me something I should know
Do you like to read, do you have a favorite song/ I'd like to know and I won't keep you long
I can't take away the anger or eliminate the sorrow/ but if you give me this one night, I can give you one tomorrow
I had a nephew, his name was Paul, He took his life, I didn't know him at all/
I must be here for a reason, but I can't really say why/ I only know that you're tired and you're not ready to fly
Can't fix the feelings that are broken/ Can't turn back time but I will try
Let me in and let me cry/ Let me scream and let me ache for you
That world of words stuck in your soul/ Let them rise and let them pour on me
Can we stand here in this rush of wind/ And let tomorrow blow away
The moon is whispering low, it tells me things I should know. But the words are confused, Am I to late to bring you home?
You know that I’m no preacher, that my wisdom’s light as air, But I’m ready to give anything, to ease the cross you bear
I face your back, you face the night/ A darkness that you find is unending
I can never pretend to see inside you, But you’re showing me you’re drowning in rain
I want to say please without begging, Want to reach without causing more pain
Can you feel me pull as I offer you a door? Can you feel it? If you help me understand, I can offer you more. Can you believe it?
I saw all the signs but I watched as you drifted/ Felt the rage of your fire, heard the roar of your sea
I know there's no weight more heavy than empty, no burden greater than pain
What's the world without you, I know you ask in your darkness
Every scream tells a story; soft or loud, or locked inside
Is tomorrow just a word, something promised to the rest
I feel the cold like you, and how it rips right through
Just another day of nothing left to share. just a few more steps until the open air
Me and this fine thread, we're just standing here
Respect can be the wind that blows, kindness can be the rain/ Take us to somewhere love still grows, let us rise up again
Things I dream without you here
When the ghosts are gone
A goodbye to yesterday
The opposite of nothing
Ripples
A few more... Seeds Speaking to statues Bitter pills and chocolate Seeing the forest for the trees First day on the new planet A new kind of hunger Out of the tunnel Overcoming the strength of wet paper bags Remembering the future Last train leaving Can the world come out and play Infections and cures Bubble wands and sidewalk chalk Cheek kisses for Aunt Martha This we can do The neighbors are barking again Warm front coming The alchemist's dream Words lighting candles The silent wonder of opening eyes
À handful to consider... A waste of regret Filling the void Echo rising Just trying to save a world For a summer of ice cream Releasing the pain Convenient delivery Washing off winter The taste of reflection A case for forgiveness January thaw Gaining ground All this and Tom Brady retired The science of rising The reality of truth A bet against the odds Human refresh Thoughts before coffee and crosswords Patching cracks in concrete Song for a falling leaf Cliff dancing Twenty first century lottery Fountain pennies Of masks and mornings This reoccurring dream Messages to our past
Through a mirror I saw, works of evil withdraw/ and scream at the oncoming storm
Planted flowers near weeds, grew oak trees from seeds/ and made gardens where nothing would grow
Love is on the rise, I can see it with my own eyes/ and the echo is returning with a song
We've been given wings and we can cut all the strings/ now that we've to learned how to fly
The way that we behave, haven't moved far from the cave/ can you see? It's ourselves we need to save
Despite what you’ve heard, impossible’s just a word/ lost in the light and slowly drifting away
More joy and less coping, more results and less hoping/ walk away from the was and jump into the is
A dream in our eye, something money can't buy/ and it starts with believing dreams come true
So much yet to mend, so many left to defend/ time pushes, but only we can make a change
Make a difference- restore, until you can't anymore/ then we don't just build, we grow
Ears held to the ground, but forgiveness doesn't make a sound/ silent, until it finds a home
Now we see the mask/ see the mirror, know the task/ remove it, destroy it, live again
This beautiful moment/ one fabric, one component/ this is the material that unites us all
This internal war, can't continue anymore/ Without the hate, without the anger, it dies
Better than a dream, reluctant to redeemed/and tomorrow is the only step left to take
Go that extra mile/ change a life, make someone smile/ the life you might change might be your own
So this chapter ends, how the next one goes, depends/ On how truly we believe that…(chorus) -resubmission-
Respect can be the wind that blows, kindness can be the rain/ Take us to somewhere love still grows, let us rise up again
We have to ask why, it took so long to try/why did we wait for the storm?
World, now we know you. Can we celebrate and show you? How we can be human after all.
Hope combined with care, reflection became repair/ and then so suddenly- a smile
Here's the greatest part, it's already in your heart/ and in the place we're going to
It's been cold for years, but as this gray sky clears/can't you feel the change in the weather
The same blood that flows, just wearing different clothes/ it's all the same beneath the skin
So this chapter ends, how the next one goes, depends/ On how truly we believe that…(chorus)
fer fun... and if I squish you like a bug, in the end I’m sure we’ll hug, love is funny that way
what kept us divided, like a storm, has subsided/ and for as long as we’re true, we can breathe
maybe it’s old school, to dust off the Golden Rule, but that’s how this all must begin
what becomes accepted, is sometimes unexpected, and should be welcomed like a friend
The gate’s swung open, from hopes and prayers unspoken, and now we just have to walk through
A chance we can’t ignore, a chance for us to soar and isn’t that what dreams are for
It helps when our hearts see; little that matters comes easy. But the gain is worth the pain
Just let your hearts open, just let this tide come in and everyone is lifted
The journey doesn’t end, until every foe and friend, can stand side by side
The message is true as, let it speak to you as, clear as cold winter nights
Sadness fades away, like darkness fades with sun, when we come together
Change is in the air, it begins when we’re aware, that kindness is the key
And your soul becomes a hero, if you use all you’ve got/ You don’t have to change the world, but you could change a lot
Now the circuit is completed and the world can evolve/ Heading in the right direction, with a bright and new resolve
Souls that were not really living; they weren’t dead, but they were close/ Now recharged and giving all, to the ones who need the most
And it’s cleansing every corner, the darkest to the light/ Clearing each and every pathway, so we find the path that’s right
Recreating from the darkness, gathering all the wrong/ Turning sorrow into sunshine and sadness into song
Nourishing and self-sustained, this feeling is forever/ Human to human, face to face, we’ll make the world better
It seems the sun is new again, recharged for this new day/ And nothing's gonna stop us now, ‘cause nothing’s in our way
It's everything we ever wished for, but to make this wish come true/ Will take all the work and sweat/ of every soul you ever knew
Treat it like a piece of heaven/ hold it, but set it free/ Let light up the sky so bright /everyone on earth can see
Breath it in, digest it, let it lift you to the sun/ Then use it to feed others, and on and on and on
Can you feel it in your fingers, can you see it in your mind/ We’re finally moving forward, leaving yesterday behind
Dust off the dead excuses and throw them all away/ Take all these good vibrations and put them on display
What comes next is up to you and I, for better or worse, all we can do is try
Feeding them inside and feeding them out/ our souls would be cheering if a soul could shout
Now we've got a fire burning, brighter than a harvest moon/ maybe we finally start learning and really not a minute too soon
Yesterday, not gonna miss you/ gonna leave you so far behind/ like a rainy day, gonna tuck you away/ into the deepest part of my mind
And it pushes and it's pumping, it's a pedal to the floor/ it's resolve to keep on giving until we can't give anymore
And we should feel a bit shamed, that it had to go this far/ that we had to write a song to remember who we are
We're all powered like it's magic, we flicker and we flame/ we all output from our inputs, but we're not wired all the same
A moment made of gold, our system needs the shock/ a path to find the goal, the strength to make the walk
Giving new life to the present while it rips the past apart
It powers the machine in us, the one that lights the dark
Pushing, pulsing, breathe of God, begging us to start
I feel the positivity, as the negative departs
Transforming waves and currents- changing all of me, not part
Making magic, building color...like a cosmic, neon arc
More like lightning than static, more like fire than spark
Defining that this moment, is the perfect time to start
And it sounds just like a song and it talks to me like art
Crackling soft like ice in spring, when winter falls apart
The air is pure electric, like the beating of a heart
Don’t wait to do right by your heart, head in an upward direction Listen and lead by example, you are the road to connection
I going to take you with me, and you find another hand/ Grab a heart and don’t let go ‘til- there’s nothing left to understand
Moving out of isolation and gathering our remains/ Feel the hunger of empty hearts, that is coursing through our veins
Something’s being reignited, nurture it and watch it grow/ Change waiting in the distance, feed it everything we know
Maybe the dam hasn’t broken, but it won’t last very long/ I’ll be there when the water runs and the river is flowing strong
Sometimes I think our emotions, are like a baby bawling/ trying to walk and then run, but can't figure out crawling
We took a magnificent step, down a marvelous road/building castles of trust and watching old walls erode
Plant an oak tree in the desert, it could live or it could die/ Touch a heart and you could change it, you won't know until you try
Never knew so much was broken, never felt the flood of tears/ Sometimes sorrow is a garden, sometimes sadness lasts for years
Every note sounds like it's perfect, each color brings a smile/ it's the first day I've felt human, in more than just a while
We’ve got to make it real this time, not another bunch of words/ Got to lock it down in steel this time, keep on trying ‘til it hurts
Are you dancing in the wonder, have to embraced your voice/ Changes can be easy when you decide to share your choice
Can you feel the road is rising or are we rising instead/ I don’t think it’s too surprising, we’ll see better days ahead
Sat here waiting for some guidance, with a mirror right in hand/ All it ever takes is looking, as the start to understand
Finally saw the need for changing, a way to turn the cheek/ A way to give a voice of strength, those who could not speak
Got to feel this sober moment and thank our lucky stars/ Got to feel it deep within us, like the wounded feel their scars
Look at all that sunshine shining, painting all the gray away/ It’s like I’ve been ten years mining and finally see the light of day
We were all passengers still praying, as we took this stormy ride/ Our eyes were covered, tightly closed, but our hearts were open wide
See what’s written on the billboard, letters ten feet tall/ If you can’t learn from what you’ve done, you’ll never learn at all
Took a time that was so tragic, that made hearts turn into stone/ Now it feels a lot like magic, like we’re finally coming home
Didn't it seem so overdue, with desire that seemed so great/ We hungered like the destitute, but wasn't it worth the wait
It's the sunrise that we needed to help us to restart/ What once seemed hard comes easy, when you open up your heart
Now it's all out on the table, with no place left to hide/ Release it like a raging flame that will not be denied
Like answered prayers, a second chance/ a chance for us to shine/ Let’s make this world a better place/ it starts with being kind
And we can’t be compromising, there’s too much left to share/ A second chance for everyone, to show the world we care
Not one penny out of pocket, no charges, not one fee/ You c Can't complain you can't afford it, 'cause being kind is free.
Turn our backs on the yesterdays, that paved this road we ride/ Set a new course and change our fate, let goodness be our guide
We’ve been so comfortable so long, so stuck in these old ways/ Drink the water and feel the sun and bring on better days
Not from ashes, but from fire, the greed to rearrange/ If we don’t learn from our mistakes, there’s no way we can change
Then let us ask the hard questions, so that we might learn why/ Might be hard to hear the answers; can’t move on until we try
And you won't read it in the news, won't hear it on the air/ But it's in everybody's heart, Just waiting to be shared
We’re all done looking through windows and done talking through doors/ Let us learn and then move on from, what brought us to these shores
Somehow we got a second chance and now’s the time to start/ Time to sing again, time to dance and welcome back your heart/
But have we come full circle yet? It’s up for time to say/ Maybe this time, I’ll take that bet…we’re gonna be OK, yeah I think we’re gonna be OK
The dead of winter, turned to spring, and here begins rebirth/ A wave of light, a song to sing- to the wounded left on earth
Took a time that was so tragic, made hearts turn into stone/ Now it feels a lot like magic, feels like we’re coming home
There must be something watching us; it really must be true/ That can find ways forgive us- for all the harm we do
What was a void is brimming full, what was empty, overflows/ The mountains we can climb from here, only the future knows
Let us rise like rolling thunder; growing louder, growing fast/ Break the rocks that we were under and live again, at last
We made a lot of bad choices, refused to listen to our hearts/ This is a chance for redemption, this is where forgiveness starts
Across a bridge that seemed uncrossable, with no words to explain/ We took what seemed impossible and got better from the pain
Now there’s nothing that can stop us, all the red lights have turned green/ Let’s move forward with the promise- to make compassion our routine
With this breath of fresh and welcome air, we can finally move on/ Leave yesterday its own despair, while we rise up in song
And when the walls have all crumbled, and the streets have all dried/ All that remains in the rubble, is all we need to survive
Respect can be the wind that blows, kindness can be the rain/ Take us to somewhere love still grows, let us rise up again
We're not made of ice, or made of stone/ And we weren't meant to be alone/ Gotta push the past behind us/ Make some room for a little kindness
So let's write a brand new chapter, different plot with a lot more laughter/ Same people but without the blindness, That comes with the lack of simple kindness
You think kindness is a big thing? How right you are! You think kindness is the right thing? How bright you are!
And isn’t that just like a win-win? Where everyone comes out on top? Kindness coming through with a big grin/ Like a freight train that you just can’t stop
Wipe away the sorrow, wash away the pains/ Cleanse it all with kindness, until only good remains
Let it grow inside you, let your spirit be the host/ It will explode and free you, just when you need it most.
A little thing like kindness can lift a soul back to the sky/ and open eyes that have been closed, so tightly closed but don’t know why
Kindness kinda got left behind, no excuses, gotta take the blame/ Gotta find it, gotta lift it, gotta share it, gotta put it in the sun again.
Have you got any left inside you, can you let the world see? Is there kindness left beneath these stones, is any kindness left in me?
Yeah, I still remember kindness, not so long ago/ Sharing…caring…letting feeling show
So like starting a new year, we can all start fresh/ A little bit of kindness could clean up this mess
So let's give out kindness like free wine, give respect a chance to shine/ Send our spirits on a trip to the sun
And the reward that you could find, If you're caring and you're kind/ Your silent heart might just start singing again
And I would stand in line all day and there's no price I wouldn't pay/ There's a better person that's still hiding in me
There's a simple remedy for all the hearts that were wrecked/ The cure that is kindness, with a dose of respect
It's time to repay and it's time to rebuild/ Plant a handful of seeds for each tear that was spilled
Kindness heals and grows a heart, respect strengthens the soul/ Life isn’t such a puzzle when you let love take control
It doesn’t make us climb a mountain, doesn’t hurt or leave a scar/ To share a little kindness, helps us know just who we are
We’ve never been a people to walk the path of perfection/ A little kindness kicks us down that road, headed in the right direction
Yeah, kindness is the key, and this past is just a swinging door/ Close it up and lock it down and don’t let it open no more
Can’t really say that we’ve been evil, but I won’t say we’ve been good/ Can’t mandate respect or kindness, but I sometimes think we should/
And there’s enough still hiding in our hearts for everyone/ Enough kindness and respect to go around/ Enough waiting/now’s the time/let’s use this peek at the sun/ To finally get this ship off the ground
Yeah, it's not magic, it's kindness/ It's not illusion, it's respect/ It's time we see the light, make a plan to make things right/ Choose this chance to reconnect
A clean and empty slate, my friends/ The music and the dancing blends/ And words make way for acts/ Acts of respect and of kindness
Feelings are growing, healing must start/ Let the mending begin with an opening heart
Enough empty words, enough empty faces/ We've got to get back to good and all that goodness embraces
There's no reason to deny it/ We know what to do, let's try it..
Let's take a step in the right direction/ Here's what we need for reconnection...
We can’t sit still any more, hoping the storm will pass We move to make a difference, on a pathway clear as glass
Since before silver was silver or gold was gold/ The most beautiful treasure was the people we hold
I feel the echo coming back, with a rumble, with a roar/ Telling us rise and sing, until we can’t rise any more
We’re all a little sick inside…sick of waiting, sick of pain/ And ready for this universe to get on track again
It only takes a second to restore a shattered soul/ To return a life to magic, to make the broken, whole
You can’t just look anymore, can’t unsee what we have seen/ Can’t sit still anymore, we have to learn from where we’ve been
resubmit as pre-chorus... We all wander on this planet, this big spectacular cell/ With the key already provided and the means to turn it as well
See them stumble, watch them pray. No hand reaches out at all. Simple acts can change a life, even if they’re small
Eyes that need to be reminded, there’s a reason to hold on/ There’s a kindness that is coming, like an angel sings a song
We wander on this planet, this big spectacular cell/ With the key already provided and the means to turn it as well
Feeling guilty for surviving or maybe feeling nothing at all/ Like being called a sinner, when you haven’t sinned at all
Didn’t ask to be a Superman, couldn’t ever even save time/ But everybody needs to stand up, clearly this is more than a sign
But there’s desire enough to lift up- their hearts and their spirits as one/ A human touch, an act of love and given to those who have none
I hear their hearts half beating, I know embers still remain. The wind of just one whisper can make them glow again
Searching for one ray of sunlight To lift the dark and unblind us One chance to make our way back home One ribbon of hope that can bind us
Exhausted from pointing their fingers It's almost like playing a game It starts with a look in the mirror Not searching for someone to blame
But it's not written on the wind or carved into any stone That we can't get back together, instead of going on alone
We've shuffled away from perfection, To sit on a softer shore Reduced our need for each other And the kindness that we knew before
Any strength that I have left, I will forward on to you It’s all the world ever asked, any one of us to do
In the midst of all this madness, what can person do? You have no strength to carry on, but I can reach out to you
These curled up bones are breaking, in the end they’ll blow away. There is still the slightest chance to intervene and save the day
But they all refused to crumble and denied the burden its due All willing to wait for their someone, like I am waiting for you
Turning over rock and stone, in what seems an endless quest, To find a hint of our humanity, in the pain that we ingest.
Done facing down and feeling out, done kicking and fighting with fate. Knowing dawn is on the way and with dawn all darkness abates.
But at the same time something's growing, something so tiny it must crawl And it will cover everyone of us, like ivy clings to wall
Their tears are loosening the soil, where love and kindness grew. You can hear a sound, like happiness... like life has been renewed
Still, their hearts are holding on, despite the endless trials
Seeking out the lives they knew, needing more than just survival
Defining what is normal-by acceptance, not denial
But change is on the wind and we can’t wait for its arrival
To start a change, it just takes one to reach out from the pile
Let’s make the choice to show our voice and stop walking single file
Searching for a brighter day, but finding empty aisles
Lost of hope, lost of faith, lost of anything worthwhile
Seeking kindness and compassion, as companion…not as rival
No one else may reach a hand, but I know you and I will
Tried to find a pathway back, but missed it by a mile
Dejected and deleted, like some corrupted file
Wanting most to share a moment And celebrate life for a while
Paying dearly for a crime, while still waiting for the trial
And I’ll sit through every sunrise, our magic is still there. Drifting easy…patiently, on one unanswered prayer
I trust in us and tomorrow and know this much is true, The world getting better has to start with me and you
And I’ll sit with my heart still full and my empty hands, Until the world wakes up and understands
Not much moves the hours: not pretending, not vaccines. It’s the rut in which we’re stuck, until kindness intervenes
And as skies begin to clear, opportunity’s exposed, To open up the floodgates on the kindness that we closed
A mask isn’t always made of paper or cloth, But we must remove them all before all of us are lost
What’s it worth to the world, can’t be counted in coin, The treasure that is kindness and how we all rejoin
In this darkness, I can only pray my feelings remind you, I’ll keep searching and soon I know I’m going to find you
We lost so much that we value to the dark and cold, If just we open up our hearts, we’ll find a hand to hold
I pray the world can wait, as well. I know the clock is ticking. It’s time to show that we’re alive, alive and still kicking
Time to rise, not in anger, but with arms open wide, We can face the rest together standing side by side
It’s time we sow some seeds of kindness in this empty field, Reach out and come together, let our hearts be healed
Someday soon I know we’ll get to share our smiles again, We’ll make time, yeah, so much time, to let some sunshine in
There’s something sailing on the wind, I feel it getting near Something warm and kind and singing…listen, you can hear
Ain’t it time we flick the world off our shoulder, Reach out a hand before we get a second older
Our hearts have not stopped beating, only dimmed like morning stars, We pulse silently in patience, while wiping off our scars
I hold my breath, like all the rest, while winter runs its course, Honing my humanity, employing kindness as a force
Still fooled by our own importance, in mirrors dying to laugh
Like watching a city at night, Grow dim, before morning light
There's a road we used to travel, where kindness was the guide
Then waste effort pointing fingers, and not learning from the past
Let's all bring one thing to the table, a kindness we can share
This void is sucking precious seconds, when we have no time to give
We can't remain unchanged To this poison in our veins
I pray some other voice replies, with words that touch our soul
We don't want to wait a lifetime, we have too much to give
We balance on a line of choice, torn in all directions
Somewhere a match is a touching tinder and the spark will turn to flame
We yell until our voices crack; empty words that haunt us
If we face the wind, we’re soaring; if we turn our back we’re done
What happens next is critical; I see time hold its breath
While we swim this poison river, we beckon for the shore
And does the heartache make you thirsty, does it lie til it seems real
We can let our fear define us, or we can let the headlines go
And this emptiness consumes us, to the devil's sweet delight
The shadows of our yesterdays, hide keys for every door
We shout across the canyons hoping echoes still exist
And the ice of isolation is getting too hard to resist
Another symptom of this saga on an ever growing list
We rubbed the lamp but didn't get exactly what we wished
Let Us Rise Up Again
I woke up, it was one of those mornings, sun burned bright in the sky. The wind gave me a wink and a smile and left me wondering why
Been told you’ve got to earn respect and I believe that’s true. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be kind to you
Finally feeling together, my mind is a little more whole. Ready to hold someone, ready to love, ready to rekindle my soul
Winter has found a home in my heart, found a corner and nestled in deep. I’m searching for sun in these shadows and looking for some kindness to keep
I’m a little naïve, but not simple. Moving on, but reliant on hope. Urging the universe, praying for peace- for the millions unable to cope.
Not one of us are innocent, we all point and shout, It’s hostility and hate and the world can do without
You look at the world with a tear in your eye, They say life is too short and now I know why
My pocket's nearly empty, but I'd give everything, For a chance to get together again
It's been a world of upended chairs and unanswered prayers and wishes that refuse to come true
Walking empty halls and into bumping walls, it’s like in living in blindness. I’m gonna light the dark, I’m gonna make a spark; lighting my candle for kindness.
Another empty night, another lonely day, This old Ferris wheel, sure seems to roll that way
I won’t walk out, not now, this is opportunity is gold. A chance to dance and shout and have someone I can hold.
Why yell, when a whisper will do? Why bark in anger or complain? Hold the door open when kindness comes, let’s get together again.
No more rolling the dice, no more spinning the wheel, no more betting on chance. I hear the music roar across an empty floor. Won’t somebody start the dance?
There’s a fragile wire that binds us and once broken- hard to reconnect. And you and I should know by now- it’s each other that we should respect
This old gray train runs a little bit slow, but it still clings to the track. And if I can get us over this hill, I swear that I won’t look back.
Well I haven’t seen Alice Turner, it’s been 24 months or so. And if things don’t change here pretty soon, I’m gonna lose my mind, I know.
Let's all bring something to the table, Let's turn time on it's heels. Let's take a break and get together And recall how that feels
You can put a pen to paper, wear your thinking hat, But to get us back together will take more than that
If I see you standing there, can I walk up to you? Can’t we all come back together at last?
Are you thirsty, does your soul need something to survive, Aren't you ready, for a touch that makes you feel alive
I wake up and I find myself wanting, Needing something that's seems so far away
Put your fingers to your lips and let the silence sink in, The mood like the magic that we need to begin
We caught a breath of air, but we’ll be gone again, If we don’t seize the chance to try and bond again
How does one repair something so fragile and cracked, We’ve got look forward or we’ll never come back
Tattered and torn, it’s like the world’s been ruined, What’s keeping us apart is what the fire consumed
Does it feel, sometimes, like a ghost town in your heart, With a quiet and an loneliness that’s tearing it apart
I’ve got a smile on my face and two hands in the air, Waving like banner, feel the energy there
The wind blew hard, it blew some away, It blew just like the trumpets on Judgement Day
It’s a been a little too dark, but one thing’s clear to me While there’s power in I, there’s more strength in WE
Like thread to string and string to rope, we gotta get together or we've got no hope
Sadness fades away, like darkness fades with sun, when we come together
Yeah, it's not magic, it's kindness/ It's not illusion, it's respect/ It's time we see the light, make a plan to make things right/ Choose this chance to reconnect
Rising waters and trembling dirt/ The power of love rocking this old earth
need a little bourbon, need a little gin/ need a little fire for the party to begin
Bridge: There’s a voice that will not whisper and it tells me very clear/ Make memories to the music, make memories while you’re here
Shake yesterday right off our backs, let music make us free/ Getting down brings us up together: the world and you and me
Gettin' down... it's what a soul need to survive/ Gettin' down.. it's how we know that we're alive/ Dancing all night and breathing in every sound/ The sun's coming up but we're still gettin' down.
And we don’t care about gravity, don’t think our feet will ever kiss the ground/ We’re only gonna see what we want to see and we only see each when we’re getting down
Everything is spinning and we can’t stand still. Gonna eat the night up 'til we get our fill/ Getting down deeper into every track, getting down like world’s jumped off our back
Arms wide out while the world goes round, Lost in the moment and the rhythm and sound/ Touching and feeling, our hearts on the ceiling- Our souls are ripping it up, while we’re getting down
and now we're lost in the rhythm and the night's still young/ time to make our moves, oh yeah, the time has come/ for getting down, getting down, getting down
And I’m melting like a Dali, like Picasso, I’m confused/ And like DaVinci’s God, I’m reaching and your love has me renewed
But like perfume you just drift away, as you softly kiss my ear/ and I’m alone, lost in this dream again, as if you were really here
Beneath the breath of moonlight, with a touch of earth’s embrace/ We trip the light fantastic and disappear from time and space
The moon is up there singing with every step we take Sunrise is tapping on our shoulder, but that sun will have to wait
No painting ever loved me, no statue has held me tight/ We’ll make a mural while we twirl, for the world to see tonight
Grinding close and midnight’s knocking, but we’re just getting warm/ Tomorrow will just have to wait, while we bring on the storm
I just want to keep dancing, gotta move while the rhythm lives/ touching your skin to my skin. if that's not heaven, baby, nothing is
and what was cold is warmer, what was lost to dark turned light/ I can feel your hand in my hand and nothing ever felt more right
now I hardly remember, how l felt so defeated/ your heart was all I wanted, your love was all I needed
I'm finally done wasting away, brought back from the brink by you/that's just the way that our love works, couldn't change it if I wanted to
You’ve got me feeling human, my face into the wind/ I breathe because of you and trust the future once again
Water is flowing again, the wind is calling your name/ There's a light at the end of the tunnel, and it's singing a sweet refrain
My mood has moved from empty, now it’s overflowing/ You’ve set my feelings on fire, without even knowing
I see a new sun rising, I feel a fresh new air/ Bringing back all the beauty that we had lost out there
You’re the rhythm I remember, you’re the reason I survive/ When we touch we both start burning, and the heat keeps us alive
Now our minds are back together and our spirits touch the sky/ Every day is getting brighter from the love that you supply
you've got my body racing and it's ready to rip, gotta get the ground shaking, moving hip to hip/ I'm not going down with this sinking ship, the night is young, let's make the most of it
and I find myself looking out my window, for the love I remember most of all/ cause tonight we're gonna dance like it could be our last chance, we're gonna get so low the ground is gonna feel tall
I was getting by without you baby, day by day, but getting by don't cut it no more/ gotta get together girl, and get down so low, that we'll be looking up at the floor
And now I’m rushing into the fire, pulled by the rope of desire/ We’re gonna move and shake and the ground may break, from the beat of heat inside her...
it's like a siren song and it won't be long til this sailor's lost to the sea/ holding her tight, all through the night and out of this misery
It’s like a crash of cosmic symbols, like the earth is tilting right/ You’ve got me ready for the rhythm that will take us through the night
Wasn’t sure I’d see the sun again, wasn’t sure that I would care/ Thought I’d lost my rhythm, until you showed me it was there
And it’s a rhythm I remember, and I’d pay any cost/ For the chance to shine these shoes and make up the time we lost
Dancing on the edge of a dime, why not play the music faster/Life is just a glance, it’s time to take a chance and dance in the face of disaster
In this discord and the madness, you might think I‘m heading down/ The truth is I’m just warming up, just in time for getting down
it’s like a drum beating, like the singing of a choir/ like a little slice of heaven, but something even higher
yeah, it goes on and it’s healing and it brings me back together/ Nature binds us all, but only if we let her
build a fire, make a motion, get back on that horse and ride/ if I never find the party, they can't say I never tried
we can try to turn the clock back, hide our heads beneath the sheets/ or we can pull ourselves together and make music in the streets
We all need a groove injection, give your body half a chance/ make up your mind, make up the time... you only need a floor to dance
We've got a lot of lemons, gonna make some lemonade/ gotta get into the sunshine and shake off all this shade
But I’m done standing here staving with my empty cup/ I’m really more than ready and this night is heating up
And every night seems unending, every day drags on too long/ but my heart still beats like there’s a party going on
I could put hands in the air, walk away and say whatever/ or I can start a party if I bring them both together
But I’m weary of the waiting, and I’m ready for some action/And I’m ready to hit back, not with rage but with compassion
Making static on this rug, any minute sparks will soon be flying/ Can’t stop energy in flight and believe there is just no use in trying.
Don’t want to look, don’t want to see because the daylight taunts me/ Looking forward to the night to let some new ghosts haunt me
But sh…sh… shuffling makes a rhythm and rhythm is the voice/ got to get the evening going, you don’t even have a choice
I’m taking off all the tape and breaking all of the locks/ Jumping into the fire once I’m out of this box
But I they tell me it’s just like getting back on a bike/ and I’m ready to prove that these feet can still move
But I they tell me it’s just like getting back on a bike/ and I’m ready to prove that these feet can still move
But there’s a buzzing in the floorboards, there’s a humming in the air/ there’s a rhythm moving through me that I think it’s time to share
got to reach inside, find the magic, drive this dust away/ cuz there's no yesterday, no tomorrow, we've only got today
But I'm ready and I'm able and all with these lovin' friends/ we're gonna get this backroom rockin' like it's never gonna end
I'm a little out of practice since the world hit the wall/ my feet just sort of shuffle like they have no soul at all
sun is falling, night is calling, rhythm fills the air/ delta blues or Gershwin tunes, you know that I'll be there
we're heading out tonight to find the front of some line/ forget about our troubles, leave the world behind
there's something missing in the magic and it makes us incomplete/ but the mojo isn't dying, no, it's only been asleep
I can feel it on my fingers like a piece of solid gold/ But it’s brighter and it’s lighter and it’s much too hot to hold
Bouncing off the ceiling, every day is just a name/ Pressure building up and I might burst right into flame
Don’t try to pin me up, don’t try and spin me ‘round/ I’ve got once place to be and it’s not on the ground
From the rooftops I hear shouting, on the streets I feel the beat/ People pumped up for a party, come alive and feel the heat
My right hand knows my left hand and my left hand knows my right/ And together they’ll be swinging in the neon of this night
What a world, what a world, what we do is what we are/ If you’ve got it left inside you, got to reach up for a star
Been rustin' in this shelter, in this darkness, in this night
My feet are in the mood for some motion, my mind is more than ready to break free
and that bench seat in that old Ford, is never gonna feel ignored...
like a tango, we're gliding/ I love this wave that we're riding
and what was missing is clear/ and that was having you here
some mist from the moonlight, a kiss from the sun/ almost like magic, two hearts became one
questions and answers, our hopes and our dreams/ heaven and your eyes, and everything in between
whisky and weekends, a wing and a prayer/ it all goes together like the love that we share
there's no low tide, without a tide that is high/ there's no more me, there's only you and I
there's no low tide, without a tide that is high/ there no more me, there's only you and I
Like bread and butter, coffee and cream/ Like fire to water, like water to steam
Like true goes with love and heart with soul/ Forever with you, is what makes me whole
And what once I might have been afraid of/ Is now everything that I’m made of
Why have words when you can have a song/ Why curse the dark when you can have the dawn
This isn’t chance, this is a blessing/ No better gift is worth possessing
Heart and soul are blazing on fire/ And focused on this one desire
There’s no end to this river that’s flowing/ Set free and its power keeps growing
You lift my heart and you guide me/ You’ve filled all the empty inside me
It all adds up and like the life in air/ I couldn’t breathe knowing you’re not there
My soul is singing and my heart is alive/ Feeling feelings I can hardly describe
Good whisky, summer nights, making love by candlelight
A slow dance to our song, a kiss that lingers on.
Secret stories we share/ With a true pinkie swear
A bridge and a chorus, the future before us
It’s in the joy that binds two hearts, Whenever true love starts
Picnics in the park, Fireworks in the dark
And the past was nothing but a pack of lies
Clear as a bell, bright as a sunrise
Waited long enough and things went right
Bigger and brighter than a million lights
Tomorrow better make room for you and I
Written with love right across the skies
Life adds up so splendidly sometimes
Heaven’s up there waiting in your eyes
It was the confidence of knowing/ How a love could just keep growing
It was love without the raining/ It was life without complaining
Then I heard heaven knocking, as my heart was unlocking
What it is gets so much clearer, every time that you get nearer
A door flew open and skies started clearing / Something told me to embrace what I was fearing
Finally put my finger right on it/ Something’s pulling us together and I want it
My world has changed, went from shadow to the sun/ My life and my soul were never meant for just one
You were the key to the future/ And now I’m never looking back
You can’t start flying with your feet stuck to the ground/ And you can’t build love if there’s no one else around
We’re building up a fire here that’s out of our control
But now my head's back in the game/ Alone will never be the same
Something empty, something hollow/ Something more than I can swallow
Well, I’m slow and stubborn learner/ I’m not a builder, I'm a burner
Now my senses are flowing like a summer sun glowing
Gray clouds might filter some joy away/ Give a little time, the sun will find a way
You can’t move forward if you’re stuck in the past/ And no amount of love will ever be your last
I had whisky with my Coke, she had tequila with her lime/ sparks danced in the moonlight when she touched her glass to mine
If I jump on your teeder-todder, that will never do/ you got to climb aboard so you can teeder-todder too
There's a back seat in that old Chevy, red and white and baby blue/ just sitting in the moonlight there, with nothing much to do
There is a back porch swing, the paint is faded and old/ it knows a hundred stories, a million moments of gold
You can't give a handshake and you can't give a hug/ you can't even argue if there's no one to bug
Noah built an ark for every couple in the world, with some guidance from the heavens above
We don't need a hammer and we don't need nails, we're building something even money can't buy/
Well, it's a great big, one use, throw-away world/ and I'm ready to revisit my past
One bunch of newborn roses, two cups of wine/ a mystic splash of moonlight/ and I think you're mine
Just for fun... Julie and Jackie, Cindy and Sue/ How can I love one lady when I'm made for two.
I'm getting ready for a ride, on a trip that's beyond compare/ There's an empty seat next to me, with just enough room to share
I live a life so lucky that I’ve got to shake my head and laugh/ I look at you and I wonder how you got to be my better half
We skipped some stones, and we made ripples, right? Dancing though waves in the heat of the night
There’s an empty blender, and it’s waiting for ice/ Don’t like to drink alone, so I'm filling it twice
There’s a big old blanket, laying on the floor/ From a king-sized bed, that ain’t used no more
I’m not made of money, not made of stone/ Not meant for living my life all alone
Some things were meant for millions, for the world to share/ like peace on earth or the breathing of air
Well there's food and there's water/ there was one for me and I got her
I load kisses on the tops of your fingertips/ Time stands still, it always will, whenever we touch lips
I thought my glass was half empty, it was really half full
“Tea for one” is a sad thing to say/ A “table for one” sounds just the same way
We were a pair of hearts searching in the night/ Sometimes numbers and life just add up right
This ain’t just another summer sunrise My soul’s singing and it’s no surprise
And prayers are sometimes answered, not with words, but through the spark/ of humanity that’s measured/ through the kindness from our heart
From the silence, find the message/ Can you feel it? It’s a sign/ Waiting calmly in our corners/ It was right there all the time/
Slip out of the shadows, dance like our feet just hit the floor/ Dance for life and dance for kindness, like we’ve never danced before/
If the doors can all fall open, can we take that timid step/ To a place we used to know, but haven’t figured out quite yet
If we can all just stand together, face what we’re denying/ We can change things for the better even if we might die trying
Filler lines for the first verse: …and the distance starts to grow (per MJ)/ but there’s no place left to go/ …and you just don’t understand (per Maria Jack)/ but you go on as best you can
Every evening see a low tide/ It only lasts until the sunrise
We want to lie to ourselves/ Because the truth is just so wrong/ But we make it through our days/ Sharing hope and faith and song
When the music turns to screaming/ Watch as the pipers run to hide/ They are no better than sewers/ Where their lost souls tend to hide
You can’t always see the symptoms/ I don’t know the pain you’re in/ But I know disease is not determined/ By the pigment of your skin
When dreams depend on fortunes/ And gold stays gathered to the kings/ Then the future doesn’t a matter/ Or any hope the future brings
And when the embers spark and fade/ And the ashes lose their heat/ When we don’t learn from our mistakes/ We just ignore them and repeat
I think we're all riding in a taxi/ on a road that doesn't care/ all that matters is the vision/ and we agree to split the fare
I think when things get tough, that love should flow like a fountain/If we pull each other up, we can climb any mountain
I know I'm feeling pretty tired of this, I'm sure you're feeling just the same/ we're all looking with a finger pointing/ but we don't know just who to blame
I was walking through the city/ where the buildings are tall/ when somebody started singing/ for no reason at all
Well, we're supposed to keep our distance/ So we can all stay alive/ But living isn't living if we only survive
Which is worse look at, either choice is just too hard/ The headlines in the papers or new stones in old graveyards
Had two friends pass, but I still don't know/ if this is real or just a TV show
We’re all aboard and we’re all riding/ On winds of a storm that fills the sky/ But tomorrows light the edge of each horizon/ They are the wings of hope that help us fly
I keep listening, I keep feeling/ the sadness and the pains/ the lonely, empty spirit/ left running through our veins
It was supposed to be summer, but winters keeps holding on/ I'm gonna just keep smiling and pretend that nothing's wrong
Look at the world that we live in/ It spins in glory every day/ I felt the wind as it was shifting/ I saw those blue skies turning gray
The sunrise seemed pretty normal/ The sunset seemed a little too red/ I laid out my prayers and said them/ A hundred times before I went to bed
There’s a whisper growing louder/ And it crawls right up to your ear/ It tells you things you never dreamed of/ It plays upon your deepest fear/
I hold my scream up on this rooftop/ I’m trying hard to not breathe in/ Oh, can’t you feel this fear amongst us/ As it grips hard upon your skin
I feel the rumble of a heartache/ I feel the terror creeping in/ If there’s a way to skip tomorrow/ I’ll place my bet and be all in/
I woke up to darkness/ Kinda evil feeling on my skin/ Don’t know about the future/ And lost about where I’ve been/
Big time fears that it's all imploding/Step up and be a part of hearts exploding...
Step out of shadow, leave the chaos behind/Look for the truth and together we will find/
It’s not always better to give than to receive/And in this case the only thing that I believe...
Walking from the fire, leaving chaos for desire/ Leaving fear and pain and holding only this one thought inside my head...only love is gonna save us...
And we'll listen to the sound/ of chaos going down/
All this chaos is gonna make us stronger/ if we can keep loving just a little longer
If doubt destroys our hope/ Let faith bring a fire to enrage us
I wasn't before but now I'm a believer/ Your love is contagious and I'm the receiver
Whatever it is that you have I caught it/ You're contagious to me and I'm glad I got it
Your distance keeps you like a Rembrandt or Picasso/ I can look but never touch or so it seems/ I need my love to be contagious/ So I can touch you more than in my dreams ...hmmm... I like this but it feels kinda creepy!
Picking petals off flowers, staring at the ceiling/ Helplessness is truly contagious/ No more spinning our wheels, we've got to find the feeling/ It's time to let love re-engage us
Are we living in darkness, or just closing our eyes/ I only know one thing for sure/ Simple and easy, when we realize/ That hate is contagious and love is the cure
Think it’s time for moving on/ I haven’t seen you in a while/ There’s nothing better than your love/ Or as contagious as your smile
I touch you and you touch me/ Our love grows stronger each and everyday/ It’s out of control and it’s easy to see/ Our love’s contagious, but that’s OK/
Two or a million or more Looking out our front door Laughing contagious away All holding hands while we say You're not wanted no more
Let me protect you tonight/ From all that threatens your heart/ What passes through us is right/ Contagious right from the start
It hides in shadow like dusk It whispers all through the night Love, it paints like a brush And as contagious as light
Distance is weaker than hope/ Hope is stronger than time/ My heart's connected to you/ Contagious all of the time
It’s time to heal, that’s for sure/ get back to words we can trust/ I know if love is the cure/ we’re not contagious enough
It’s time to heal, that’s for sure/ I think we’ve suffered enough/ I know if love is the cure/ we’re not contagious enough
The measures of indifference
All the yesterdays that bind us
A new shade of brightness
Just a little detour, not the end of the road
An oath to tomorrow (in a song for today)
Time we all get a view from the top
We have our ins and our outs, we have our serious doubts
Done wasting time on this merry-go-round
Everything we lost is found, waiting there on common ground
Trying to come together on this shaky, broken land
Don’t look up to find a hero
In the same boat, sails hard into the wind
Popcorn and a movie that is sunrise
Hey, aren’t we all essential
Give a minute, take a second
Time to break the soil and drop some seed
No matter how bleak or dark shade of gray/ With hope and with will, love finds a way
Holding my breath, watching clouds step aside/ Shadows running with no place to hide
And if the heart is honest to the night/ we'll beg for another chance for flight
A flash of time we long to forget/ or the ante of another losing bet
The sun remembers the joy it brings/ while cold wind crawls through empty swings
We've been both audience and players/ watchers and fearless dragon slayers
And what we learn from broken dreams/ Is you can always dream again
From a box of broken coal we’re findin’/ We get to turn it all to diamonds
A toast to the ones who stood up to fight/ That others could sing this song here tonight
Time will tell of who rose and who fell, who fought and who sat at the peal of the bell
It's all so fragile and oh, so thin/This tightrope we walk without falling in
We walked around the edges of the fire/And survived by love and love's desire
There's a light that shines on what we've learned/and it rests on the dust of the bridges we burned
And the worn string that binds this ball/will hold us fast despite our faults
Make our move from this friendless fight/ Close the door on this endless night
A giant step for all mankind/ grab the best and leave the worst behind
A journey through one narrow gate/ a warning we should sit up straight
Reaching through that radiant flame/ To finally live and touch again
A brightness seen, that’s galaxy wide/ A future that’s damaged, but won’t be denied
When the embers finally settle/ What remains is the pure our mettle
Rising waters and trembling dirt/ The power of love rocking this old earth
One heart always ready to learn/ As one, all together while the fire burns
Grateful for each breath/ of this rebirth/ Saved again/by Mother Earth
Moving out of shade/ and into light/ We greet this new gift from the night
And we wave at all/ that's passing by/ Knowing this is not goodbye
Let's talk about the future and restart/ Let's dig in deep and find a little heart No one is around/no one to keep us down/ Watch as we rise rise rise
I used to wonder about destiny/ Of tomorrows and what they could be/ But monsters came/ With rope and chain/ And silence to bind
We put down our TVs, put down our phones/ Stood up to shout out, together alone/ Can't sit and wait, relying on fate/ to come save us
We worry from this deck of Noah's ark/ there is no pier that we can find to park/ We send out our dove/in hope that our love/ Still knows how to fly
Facing up to painful truth/ No Clark Kent or old phone/ History will joke that the planet spoke/ And said...we are the disease
Longing for brighter yesterdays/ Dancing through debris and decay/ Diamonds of hope or the end of a rope/ At each corner
Battery Park up to Sugar Hill/ Dread claps his hands like dread always will
Empty buildings of concrete and steel/ Silent as shadows and just as surreal
Gotta keep tomorrow in our site/ Today we take the chance to make things right
The sun still does its thing across the sky/ spreading rays of hope for you and I
One beat, that binds a million hearts/ One world still shining in the dark
Put it all together and it seems to me/ We've got a chain forged in unity
But it's not about you and it's not about me/ It's about last chance for some harmony/
Simple moments that touch the heart/Make change eternally
But it's not about you and it's not about me/ It's about one world and some harmony/
It's not enough to be part of the chain/ We should be dancing in this pouring rain/ The world will wait, while we clean our slate/ And she'll be there with open arms again
This is all so raw, like a open wound/ But there's no time to heal/ We must decide and soon/ Take a higher road/ Leave the past behind/ Lead the way ahead/ And see what we can find
No cosmic cure, no magic spell/ This world was pure, we made it hell/ But with hindsight there is hope/ But we must do more than cope/ We'll save this...this one time... this one world... this one home
We've only got one world/ We haven't got a spare/ One world/ I think it's big enough to share/ This blue oasis is our heart and our home/ A world united beats a world alone.
I can't unread any headlines/ Can't unfeel any pain/ These aren't just numbers, these are people/ That I may never see again
One world, another sunrise/ Another chance to help it grow/ One world, and if we choose wise/ It'll be here forever more
Got no reason to not believe in tomorrow/ We're not fading like a light in the distance/ We've all been through a lot of pain and sorrow/ One world bound together in resistance
There's only one world/ And if my feeling's correct/ It's time to raise up our hearts/ While our hands reconnect
Let's cheer as the fire dies down/ let's dance on the coals/ We'll burn the masks and the fear/ and face the world once more
We all walk down different paths/ We all need different things/ We'll all meet up in the end/ One world and all that it brings
Let’s leave the shadows behind/Jump together as one/ Who knows what we will find/In the light of the sun
At least our calendar is clear/No events scheduled for today
So many tomorrows, I thought that we could be/ but we're as fragile as a whisper in the wind
Dying is the painful part of living/ Living is the part we can't control
I'll put my finger to your lips, no words are needed/You'll always hold the best part of my heart
We have a chance to plant new seed/ Not what we want but what we need
Strangers, lonely sudden strangers/ Seeking yesterdays, seeking what we had before
But this must be made of so much more than you and I/ Take this planet that is falling and lift it back into the sky
Never knew I could miss you so much/ Distance is no substitute for touch/ Blind as we can be/ but it’s not hard to see/ We’re lost in here
Nature seems, is thinning out the herd/ jackals laugh and pass along the word/And we fall in rows, just like dominoes/ From front to rear
But if there’s one thing to take from this/ I’m sure that we will not break from this/ We’re all invited/ to stand united/ In hope, not fear
Me and a rat shared subway seat / Asked me for a dime for some cheese to eat/ No food to be found/ For a penny or pound/ Just souvenirs
We jumped in, stones tucked in our pocket/Blowing on the fuse of this rocket/ So we've set our fate/ On this big round plate/ That much is clear
Silently we stumble down each street/ Turning from the faces that we meet/ Bitter winter rain/ can we try again/ When these skies clear
Trying to keep these memories in my mind / Grieving as I leave them all behind/ Empty streets and dreams/ look around it seems/ All that’s left is fear
I read the signs, so I put up some bricks/
Faux leather couch, paint by number on the wall/ a broken heart, an empty bedroom down the hall
Don't place a stone, on this grave that I call home
If you pull up a stool, you'll hear the words of some fool/ he'll say there's no pain like being alone
There's gravity, there's hope and there's me/ four wooden walls save this sad trinity
From space one couldn't tell/that the Earth's not feeling well/ but Mother Nature's grown a pair of horns like Satan
A million stars, a billion miles away/ no where to go, so I guess that I'll stay
A wishing well and a penny to toss/ a simple prayer and a sign of the cross
The tips of the trees still dance in the breeze, the sun is rolling by and it's still burning. I've got half a glass left and a beat in my chest, the world's still turning
Walked out this morning/ to a deafening quiet/ To a planet- silent, shaking in her shoes
Like Dylan, got my hands in my pockets/ Like a ghost, I am no longer seen
I can’t touch your hand/ I can’t stroke your hair/ A million miles away/ but you’re standing right there
Can you hear it slowly rising/ like a sun on a winter day/ The ice that groans and crackles/ before it shatters all away
It's like a backwards inspiration/ a kick right to the heart/another real chance to rise up/ when daylight feels so dark
The picture
Atlas held the world/ just as tight as he could do/ I hold my world when I hold you/ let me hold you…
Time will drag the echoes/ to the past where they belong/ Oh, can you finally hear me calling?/ You’re done falling…
We’ll face these winds and when some calmer days arrive/ The peace you prayed for will surround you/ just look around you…
We’ll look back and wonder/ when these cloudy days go by/ I can’t say who saved who and it don’t matter/ you’re all mattered…
I’ll chase the darkness/ so that you won’t fade away/ We’ll cross this finish line together/ and then forever…
Heaven holds the stars / forever in my heart
I’ll carry you/ If don’t hear what others say/ The biggest dreams can still come true/ When pride’s not in the way/
I threw a prayer/ Into the darkness of your night/ I know it’s lonesome deep in there/ When a soul can’t see the light
A garden grows/ needing sunshine, needing rain/ It might wither in the cold/ but the roots remain the same.
What can I give/ In return for all you shared/ Every moment that I live/ Reflects how much you cared
Heaven holds the stars
I’ve already made up my mind/ No one ever gets left behind/ Yeah, I will carry you
If that blue ever fades to gray/ I’ll be the first one there to say/ That I will carry you
And if you haven’t read between the lines/ Even hero’s need a hand sometimes…I will carry you
If a thousand candles fade/Even if the winds all blow away….I will carry you
As I stare into that sky (your eyes?)/ I see a million reasons why…I will carry you
Sometimes you sail/ on winds as soft as babies breath/ Sometimes they roar/ like a devil cheatin’ death
I never knew/ just how dark your nights came Or how you flew/ from the heavens down in flame
I don’t mind/if you think you’ll get through on your own I’ll be there/just when you think you’re most alone
Don’t give in/ to the songs that sirens sing/ You can fly/ if you use me as your wings
Childhood dreams/ carry hope as pure as gold/ I’ll carry you/ and all the dreams that you still hold
Like the wings/ of an eagle make it soar/ I’ll carry you/ we’ll fly like we did before
Shooting stars/ give their last love to the night/ And like a star/ I’ll carry you across the sky
Sometimes the rain/ carries hope, but hides the spring/ I’ll lift you up/ until we hear angels sing
And like a sword/ I’ll carry you and fight/ Get on board/ through the storm, into the night
You come along/ I’ll carry you, my friend/ And if we’re strong/ We will own the sky again
Damn those demons rise/Stars fall from your eyes
Always had my back/ what more could I ask
If I reach for you/ would you reach for me?
Every thought you shared/keeps my heart prepared
But heroes aren’t made of stone/Sorrow cuts to the bone/
Gave me the sky/gave me words I still believe/ “Take the world by the hand and give more than you receive”
You set my sails/ Gave me stars to guide my way/ Over waters dark and deep/ You stood by me each day
Turn the page/ See how time has left you torn/ Fight your pride and reach for me/And I'll pull you from the storm
It's hard to fly/on wings so tired and worn/ together we can touch the sky/and remember we are strong
This haunted place is stealing you/and this world doesn’t need another ghost
Endless days and longer nights/It's a never ending ache/Watched you cope, watched you bend/ But I won't watch you break
I've always been next to you/ day one until the day we die/paths pushed us a different way/but I'm always right by your side
How many angels straight from heaven/to bring you back to me?/ I can kneel and pray until judgement day/if it helps your mind get free
It’s like another minefield/ all those triggers that remain/ Explosions only you can see/ keep crippling your brain
This place ain't heaven/I know quite well/I've read the Bible, I know the verses/This place is hell
Some try to cry for help, but the ones that we can’t save/ We salute between our tears/ as they get lowered in the grave
One can only be so brave/ one can only be so strong/ When wolves are clawing at the door/ and the world turn so wrong
Traded cigarettes for whiskey, talked of photographs from home/ Would have taken any bullet in your path
Reliving yesterdays/ and much too crystal clear But I can bury the pain/ cuz there’s still bourbon in here
We were all too young/ and our souls were still green/ Now our hearts hold the weight/of all our eyes have seen
We marched down that road, we took a wrong left turn/ Didn’t know about the pains of war until we smelled flesh burn
I still feel the thunder and the weight of sand/ Still see you lying there, eyes closed, as I reached for your hand
Woke up this morning/ to another closed door/ Tried to clear my head, but I’m so tired, I can’t do it anymore
All I feel is tired, I want to kneel and pray/ All I want to do is have another drink and forget that day
Riding alone in this piece of steel, empty voices pounding in my mind/ It’s a sinking feeling that the rest of me, the best of me was left behind
Every morning there’s a chain/ and it won’t let go/ And you look into the mirror at an empty face that you don’t even know
If you’re feeling the weight of a lifetime ago/ If the dust that settled is rising again, you’ve got to let me know
He asked me once- Does the ringing ever end? Will the flashes ever fade? Will the pain just go away? Can I be who I was again?
I see you, staring out that window and I know where you are/ Still wearing those boots, pounding through sand like a good recruit
Woke up by myself again, yelling at myself again/ Only half remembering the night before
I felt a warm wind blow before the angels sang/ What was left was shattered and all that mattered was to see you again
Lost the path, lost the pace/ nothing here that’s worth the chase/Drowned in dirt, nullified in night
Hand on mouth, foot in grave/ mind set locked on coin we crave/ What we can’t take with us stains our souls
It’s a game that we play/ but the piper gets his pay/ And time is the first line on the bill
We return to the grind/ knowing everything we’ll find/ But there’s so little left in this shade
Still we suckle and we beg/ for our share of witch’s milk/ And the sun’s a little lower in the sky
We’re just reaping, what we sow/ but still question what we grow/ What's left after all this winter kill?
The rhythm is cleansing, for a moment I breathe. Stealing not what I'm wanting, stealing that which I need.
We are all pendulum swings, pieces of thought/ Finding shelter in moments where others have fought
In a box that has no windows, no doors, and no seams/ Escape is just the choice of channeling your dreams
The valve we twist is rusted and afraid/ But when the pressure blows, there’s nothing left but shade
And here leaves whisper and the sky is always blue/ And you look into yourself, for something that is true
I need a moment for a dream, to be reconsumed by light/ I need a minute to remember what is real and what is right
In a search for the real to replenish the soul/ Moments we steal, so we don’t lose control
Close my eyes and lean back ‘til I fall/ Drop everything off, 'til I'm nothing at all
Found my way back to this old pool/ The waters are soft here, deep and cool/
Sip of whiskey/ draw of smoke/ ’til it all becomes a joke/ And the gears of time are set in park
And the culprit of the crime/ is elusive and sublime/ but Justice is a simple brilliant spark (...a stolen moment)
And we wash and we scrub but no matter how we rub/ The poison always leaves its mark
Comes a song, comes a purge, born of mankind’s urge. Comes a fire, dancing from a spark
Corrosive and unfair, but it’s an acid we all share/ And it burns from the skin into the heart
Heart of mid-town, feast alone/A search for meat on concrete bone
Snap of finger, bite of time/ Simple lyric, nursery rhyme/ The silence in this empty mine/ Is treasure more than any gem can buy
Tiny specks dance in the distance/ I seek a path of least resistance/ Moments that define existance/ Is it stealing if it’s what keeps you alive
Sun was shining, street was hot/I thought of something I forgot
In this world of just suppose/ Where bridges burn like neon glows/ Where demons dress in fancy clothes/ And milk and tears get lost inside you
I see the cliffs I dance along/ I hear the devil’s heartbeat song/ It’s mystifying music with a message I still feel as I fall down
Take life’s punches, it ain’t hard/ Wipin’ sweat with no regard/ I’m runnin’ ‘round this empty ring/ Searchin' for a side door ‘cause there’s room here to breath
Rest assured that lines get blurred/ There’s something lost in every word/ And moments meant to contemplate/ To feed your soul get swept out doors like dust
And though time has spoken, I will not be broken and...
And I won’t be haunted by the time I wanted
And like lightning flashes, we turn time to ashes
Like a bird I’m flying, on your faith I’m riding
If I can just forgive me, I’ll find peace within me
With so much to cherish, I can’t let time perish
I may have no castle, but I’ve won this battle
Every heartbeat reminds me how I need you beside me/ If it was only a dream, I could wake up and scream But time gets the last laugh in the end
Every heartbeat reminds me of what’s left inside me/ And any pain I release while I’m searching for peace Like all us, just drifts away
...every heart beat unwinds me/ It's a message I've learned should be read and then burned. Let love be the lesson that stays
...to leave wishes behind me/ Look each day in the eye; every laugh, every cry And leave dreaming for those who won’t dance
…every heartbeat invites me/ To reach out every day before time slips away ‘cause tomorrow just might never come
Every heartbeat reminds me and I use it to guide me/ ‘cause there’s an angel out there with a lock of your hair and she’s waiting for you to come home
Every heartbeat reminds me, that the past cannot bind me/ I won’t cling to the chains of yesterday’s rains though tomorrow may hold the same cloud.
Every heartbeat reminds me, every sunrise defines me/ If I keep every day, time can’t take it away, no matter how hard it tries
And we'll fight off the cold of knowing
Time flies like pennies in a candy store, yeah....
We all race but get the same reward...
Oh, can we wind our clocks just a little more...
Floodlights fading from our dance floor
Time continues it's whispering roar...life is short
I'd give anything to change the truth
Lost in this rain I am learning...life is short
Thankful to learm before time shuts the door
Love is the pain that reminds us
(Our) tears will tell us what we already know
...and time can’t make me let go
Race from the shadows of yesterday’s grip
Leave all my pride in some lonely abyss
Know in my heart that each heartbeat's a gift
Life is too short to lose moments like this
Weave threads of gold from every wrong twist
Push back on time until time up and quits
Grab life by the horn and just ride ‘til it quits
Exhale all the fire (or anger), inhale happiness
The joys that were squandered, each time my mind wandered/ It’s the moments I missed while I lived to exist, that make me feel saddest somehow
Though I still hear the voices of a billion bad choices/ I can stand on this shore and shout thanks to the Lord I can still face each morning somehow
The empty I’m feeling, staring at this ceiling/ Tells me I’ve lost my aim at this carnival game, stuck on this merry-go-round
I look back and wonder, I look back and hunger/ I’m was starving and keening for life and its meaning. I guess I missed it somehow
The ending is clearer, with each look in the mirror/ Not sure where I will go, but one thing that I know; I’ve lived my life upside-down
The rumble of twilight, the silence of midnight/ I fought lying down with my face in the ground, no sword to give up to the plow
You can’t beg, steal, or borrow one single tomorrow/ And you’re tempting your fate if you’re starting too late. Time’s like a gun to your brow
Found moments to borrow to push back tomorrow/ Any plans that I made were like sweet lemonade, but my glass has gone empty somehow (corrected...)
Found moments to borrow to push back tomorrow/ Any the plans that I made were like sweet lemonade, but my glass has gone empty somehow
Don’t look forward too far to the hope in dim star It so easy to say, you should live every day, but I learned too slowly some how
There’s no free tomorrow and none you can borrow/ Leaving nothing to chance; I’m done waiting to dance before I take my final bow
The mountains get steeper, the water gets deeper/ I don’t know how to feel, I’m just riding this wheel, still keeping control somehow
But most castles crumble in silence or mumble/ If there’s nothing to bind, it’s just dust left behind/ and that's more than my life can allow
No matter how perfect or how deep the strife/ You’ve always gotta keep some heart in your life
We all start with little steps, oh, don’t we now/ But suddenly gray takes over somehow
Me and this clock have been racing side by side/ I’m running on fumes and he’s still in full stride
Like to think I’ve got life under tight control/ But dying’s always just a breath away
Not looking forward to the day this old marble lets me go/ And I’ve torn any tickets I’d need to get into the show
I’m not a fool, I’ve been around/ I know one minute you can be on top, the next you’re in the ground
I can’t tell if you’re breathing, I only know you’re too many miles away/ But no news is good news and for now I guess that’s how it’ll stay
A rabbit said “I’m gonna spend every day in the shade of these trees.”/ The hawk laughed and said “Son, life doesn’t give you any guarantees.”
The dance floor seems to be a little more empty these nights/ so many old friends off catching their last midnight flights
Another twenty one guns at a grave today/another warrior gone, another one on the way.
We used to gather on Sundays right around five/ pass potatoes, roast beef and save some room for pie.
High school feels like a year ago and tomorrow still seems like a dream/ and I can't fit in a five pound bag, the ten pounds of pain I've seen.
Time is tearless and it doesn't hold a grudge/you can waste every second and time will never judge.
Time is a game and the dice are loaded/ and the house always wins in the end.
I woke up this morning, my kids were grown and gone/ the sun keeps soaring and it's dragging me along.
It's not a long road for everyone, it's just a road/ more about about how walk it, that's what I'm told.
That sun is riding on a jet airliner/ With a ticket to tear up the sky
I’m breathing in deep these rain soaked days/ Hoarding every flying minute I can
Momma was gone in '81, Daddy lasted til '92/ They won a little but lost it all, nothing that they could do
So much to know, so little time/ Holding onto dreams can never be mine/
The more we wait/ the more we’re gonna shatter/ Faced with fate/ we have to rewind/ Let’s bend, not break/every little branch we climbed... Though I’m never gonna a change your mind
hidden out of sight… Sheltered by the dark/ Fright’ned of the light/ Tearing you apart / The notion that I might…
Lonely as a star/ Frightened of the night/ Something off the chart/ The notion that I might…
No eye to eye / no meeting in the middle / Can’t say goodbye / just gotta rewind / We can’t deny / we’re prob’ly gonna be just fine…but
We’re just two small stars /pasted on this planet / We won’t get far / unless we can align / The door’s ajar / but the writing is on the sign...
I can take the bitter with the sweet
Always gonna be a fool for you/ But something here is sadly going wrong/ If there’s something else that we can do/ I’d really like to know before I’m gone
Never planned for such a bumpy ride/ Kinda put the horse before the cart/ And it hurts to have to stand aside/ Watching as two lovers drift apart
Sharing silence on a lonesome train/ Whispering the words we’d like to shout/ Bought our ticket for this ride in vain/ Never made a plan to work it out
Looks like we could use a little rain/ See if we could mix with the oil/ Find a way to loosen up the chain/ Bring it to simmer from a boil
Oh, if I could count up all the lies/ I tell in the silence of the night/ It’s a game that comes as no surprise/ Prayin’ everything will be alright
We’re both walking down this dead end road/ Distant as our daylight turns to dusk/ And it hurts to reap what we’ve sown/ And seeing what was solid turn to rust
Another day, the same old grind/ Tired as the sun up in the sky/ Are we both afraid of what we’ll find/ If we never start seeing eye to eye
I believe in trust and time for taking chances/ Save that spark/that glimmer of light/ Can we save us/and what’s remaining of our romance/ Am I… …ever gonna change your mind
Well you say you care/but where is your conviction/ I search in vain /but I can never find/ Let me say a prayer/and make this prediction/ I’m…never gonna change your mind
I try to hold on tight/I just keep on repeating/ The clouds could lift/I could see you eye to eye/ But the truth sure hurts and I can’t keep on believing/ That I’m…ever gonna change your mind
Well, I try to make my point/ but the walls get higher/ That angle of sight/ is adjustin’ all time/ Sometime I’d like/ to hold your feet down to the fire/ Or I’m…never gonna change your mind
What’s is gonna take?/ Should the earth stop spinnin’?/ How long can I wait til until you see the light?/ Am I just a fool? Did I know from the beginning? That I’m … never gonna change your mind
Gonna try and find the key/Make your motor turn over/ Maybe change a gear and roll on down the line/ It’ll take a little luck/like a four leaf clover/ If I’m…ever gonna change your mind
Well, when I look back/I guess it’s not a good thing/ Bangin’ your brain/with everything in mine/ What if my thoughts/were bad from the beginning/ I'd know why, I’m never gonna change your mind
I draw that bow/Try to make connections/ Let ideals fly/Try to hit the mark/ They bounce back off/ all of your objections/ No I’m…never gonna change your mind
We play a little game/ Life is like the spinner/ Count each space/ To the corner of the board/ We’re both in jail/ And there won’t be a winner/ And I’m…never gonna change your mind
There’s common ground out there/We just gotta find it/ And even if we don’t/At least we know we tried/ It’s a vow we’ll make /And we gotta get behind it/ Cuz I’m…never gonna change you mind
Well, you have your ways/ Like some kind of assassin/ Sticks and stones/ Holding up your crown/ If you’d just left go/ You might like what happens/ If I’m…ever gonna change you mind
If there’s a trail to take/ I’d love to try and lead ya Facts are maps/ Can you see it that way? Truth be told/ I’m always gonna need ya Though I’m… never gonna change your mind
You always grit your teeth/ When our tongues get rollin’/ You don’t bend/ And you never will/ An eye to eye/ Is a dance we are declining/ Cuz I’m…never gonna change your mind
Well, when I think of us/ And all the time I wasted/ Knocking your head/ Deep into the night/ Guess there’s no chance/ Come hell or high water that I’m…/ Ever gonna change your mind
Everybody has a string/ Or a button to be pushin’/ You and I/ Push it everyday/ I might push/ ‘til we both of us are blinded/ But I’m…never gonna change your mind
I never wanna change your mind/ You keep me guessing like a game show fan/ I never know what I’m gonna find/ We’re flying and we’re never gonna land
No, I’m never gonna change your mind/ But I have to keep a keen eye on the prize/ Maybe there’s a middle we can find/ Or maybe letting go is just as wise
No, I’m never gonna change your mind/ A record spins with nothing much to say/ Another round before it’s closing time/ I can almost see the echoes fade away
No, I’m never gonna change your mind/ A window in the dark with curtains drawn/ I know that it’s bolted from behind/ With all the terrors that change can bring along
No, I’m never gonna change your mind/ Can’t push an rhino sitting on a swing/ If oil and water don’t combine/ I’ll need everything a little luck can bring.
I’m never gonna change your mind/ And this feeling that it’s time for moving on/ Sorry that I’m leaving you behind/ Gonna miss you like the devil when you’re gone
I’m never gonna change your mind/ (I guess it’s just a little game I play) On anything, anywhere or anytime And the gap is getting wider every day
I’m never gonna change your mind/ That your view from your tower’s well designed
I don't really wanna change your mind/ but there's something in the wind that's changing mine
I said I'm never gonna change your mind/And my mirror said it back to me in kind
I'm never gonna change your mind/it isn't proper putting lipstick on a swine.
I’m never gonna change your mind/ Guess your Kool-Aid must be sweeter than mine
I’m never gonna change your mind/ And right now I’m needing whiskey more than wine
No, I’m never gonna change your mind/But if you’d just turn into me that would be fine
I’m never gonna change your mind/ Pity, baby, gotta send you down the line
I’m never gonna change your mind/ Tell you what; take your shot at changing mine
I’m never gonna change your mind/ Guess we’ll be feuding now until the end of time
I wouldn’t wanna try’n change your mind/ Not for a million dollars or a dime
I’m never gonna change your mind/ That’s a mountain that this woman will not climb
I don’t wanna try and change your mind/ And flying in those clouds is flying blind
I’m never gonna change your mind/ Too a big task and I’ve got so little time
I’m never gonna change your mind/ About anything, anywhere or anytime
I don’t wanna try and change your mind/ But some ideas are really better left behind
I’m never gonna change your mind/ But maybe move your brain to take a peek behind
I don’t wanna try and change your mind/ A little give and take to start would do us fine
I don’t wanna try and change your mind With so many thoughts so clearly undefined
Like gasoline and a red hot match, girl
I’ll get along, I know/viva El Paso
A dunce cap for a fool/For losing you
Would these words make it clear, if you could hear...
Here's to love and what remains/ after the flames
But the hardest part, you know/was watching you go.
Tumbleweed, blowing through/ Girl, I loved you
Yeah, El Paso’s in my mind/ Not left behind
If your dreams were just like mine, you’re doing fine
The lesson the end/we’re better friends
But if you never try/ Can’t learn to fly
The photo fades away/ the laughter stays
Dusty deisel engine whine/her laugh still on my mind...
One locked moment, one tick in time/ Changes the world, it sure changed mine
Time and distance, are magic things/ Make you forget what heartache brings
Not much comes close to what we shared/ And that rip is pretty much repaired
I made some bricks, but put them down/ You can’t move on with walls around
I guess I’m richer than before/ And I don’t take pictures anymore
Yeah, found that picture, heard you talking:/ “Don’t change your walk, just where you’re walking”
I can smile like I couldn’t then/ Took a while to get around that bend
Made me crazy, for just a while/ Souvenirs, El Paso, and that devil smile
I guess it’s true, that I’m over you/ But El Paso’s just a memory away
Here’s to the ashes and empty bottles / And goodbyes that taste so whiskey smooth
That ain’t a tear, dropped on your face/ It’s a stain I can finally wipe away
One step forward, two drinks down/ Time to move on, from that ghost town
Hello sunrise, whatcha’ thinkin’?/ Is it time to let the past just slip away
Watched the sunset, sippin’ whiskey/ Letting go of things that I can’t change
But like my hair line, our love kept receding
But I think I can finally stop repeating: Yeah, we gave it all we had
You can lie to yourself to stop the bleeding
One faded photo and I’m barely breathin’
And fairy tales aren't meant to believe in... but we gave it all we had
But you can pretend you've stopped believing
Or the hole in my heart that needs healing
Thought I really found a heart worth stealing
Can't stop the world and can't you can’t stop breathin’
Or empty nights staring at the ceiling
Least we left a lot of time for healin’
But the final lesson left us reelin’
I’d like to go back to that Texas town/ And see what’s left of what we burned down/ Where we lost what we thought we found/ Where there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back/
Thunder and lightning for a couple of weeks/ ‘Til cold rain poured on those El Paso streets/ Ah, but while we burned it was sweet/ And there ain’t one kiss …
We burned brighter than a night full of stars/ Made some bad choices but the choices were ours/ Now all we have left are the scars/ But there ain’t one kiss …
Thought we’d make it through the flame and smoke/ Thought we kept it simple, that just a joke/ It must’ve been love because my heart got broke But there ain’t one kiss...
Lust and liquor made a mighty fine fuel/ You burned me and baby, I burned you/ Not really sure who was fooling who/ But there ain’t one kiss...
We were more about feeling than how we felt/ Two lovers trying to loosen up the bible belt/ In the end we both folded on the hands we dealt/ But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
That was so many gray hairs ago/ But there’s one thing I think you already know/ Your love was something that I’ll never outgrow / And there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
After all these years, I hope you’re doing alright/ Bet your still smoking hot like an August night/ I’ll always remember you just like that… And there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
But like mid-day clouds in a Texas sky/ We melted away and I’m not sure why/ But just between you and I… There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
We made sidewalks sizzle and that Texas sun sweat/I bet the whole city hasn't cooled off yet/A fool's paradise, baby, that's a fact/ But there ain't one kiss...
Sometime I’d like to touch your heart again/ Or maybe it’s better that we just stay friends/ All I know is in the end… There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
Those kind of fireworks burn out quick/ Nothing left but the glow on a candle wick/ But when I tend to think of it… There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
Flames took us higher than we could sustain/ But we came down harder than a Texas rain/ And though it makes me face the pain… There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
We both got burned with no regret/ Moments of magic that I’ll never forget/ And I still know that… There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
Can’t remember or I don’t want to try/ Only know that when we said good bye/ Still saw a spark of what we had... There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
Burned brighter than that Texas sun/ Guess it wasn’t quite love, but it sure was fun/ Mmmm, that smile in your photograph… There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
With just a gust of that Texas wind/ We might burst into flame again/ And while I’m waiting on that breeze… There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
Didn’t take much wind to make our sparks ignite/ But we ran out of heat one Texas night, yeah/ But I’d do it all again and.. There ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust/ we thought we had it all, but it wasn't enough...but there...
Somewhere in the heat, we got a lesson learned/ We played with fire and we both got burned... But there...
Like gasoline and a red hot match, girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ Love’s gotta big to be a big mistake, girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ Lost more than my mind in that Cadillac, girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ There was a time when I couldn’t say that girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ You keep ‘em all, I’ll keep the photograph, girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ That night’ll last longer than this photograph, girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ Can't stop replaying that same old track, girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ Left most of my heart in that world
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl Even if time tells me it was all an act, girl
Not one second I’d wanna to forget, girl
But there ain’t one kiss I’d wanna take back, girl/ Or one second that seemed off track, girl
Ain’t much fair about a love affair/ When one’s in love, ‘n' the other don’t care, But there ain't…
Nothin’ else made too much sense/ Leavin’ was just self-defense but there ain’t…
I just wish you’d fill me in/ I’d come right back again/ ‘cuz there ain’t…
But all we had to make us complete/ Was between the sheets. Still there ain’t
I can smile like I couldn’t then/ Got around that bend, But there ain’t...
Sometimes things just fall apart/ Like a broken heart. But there ain’t
So good to see you, girl/ You were my world and there ain’t…
And I’d still jump in my car/ If I knew where you are cuz there ain’t...
You took that thing called trust/ blew it away like so much dust. Still...
Girl, I’m still feeling that crush/ Though you didn’t leave much, there ain’t...
A camera stopped that second in time/ You kept walking on down the line
And it goes somethin’ like this/ What you never had, you can’t miss, but there ain’t
All wrung out, left to dry/ Me and that endless Lone Star sky. Still there…
Ran into the fire, came out burned/ Lesson taught, lesson learned. Still there…
It all broke apart like Texas dirt/ No room for love, only room for hurt. Still there…
I turned left, you turned right/ Makin’ love wasn’t love that night. But there ain’t…
You were looking for love/ but I wasn’t the one. Still there ain’t...
Gotta pay for the checks you write/ Paying for mine most every night…Still there ain’t
Wasting away in my thin skin/ Nothin to say ‘bout the mind I’m in… Still there ain’t
Bitter pills they taste the worst/ Still it seems I’m somehow cursed...Cuz there ain’t...
Leaning back in this old chair/One thing I swear…There ain’t
Had a lot of time for thinkin’ and I think sometimes…There ain't
But love had a hefty price to pay/ Still only one thing I can say…There ain’t
Still wonder why you let me go/ there's only one thing that I know...There ain't...
I touched you under the table/ Can't say where it went after that
Sun was falling, heat was rising/ The AC didn’t stand a chance
You were my one shot at heaven/ Should have known there’d be no looking back
Found it with some yellowed postcards/ In a drawer where I try to hide my past
Could your hair still be that golden/ Your lips still wet as morning grass
Our love was wider than the Rio/ hotter than a Texas summer sun
Drove all night to get to Vegas/ Following our hearts without a map
And it doesn't break my heart no more/ it's just a piece of paper from the past
I knew how to make you smile/ never learned how to make it last
You always found the best in life/ Like every moment was the last
I want to jump right back in time/ But that moment has long passed
Like a song I haven’t heard in years/ On this broken phonograph
I thought I knew just what you wanted/ But the question wasn’t asked
Wonder if you have your copy/ Or if you’ve torn it in half
There were real flames inside that Ford/ And they left scars along the dash
My God, we looked like children/ Your skin still looked just like glass
We just had money for two beers/ And cut a hamburger in half
We must have hung around that restaurant/ For an hour and a half
Memories From a Nightstand Drawer
3 AM And Thoughts of 'Becca on My Mind
In Between the Smiles and Mistakes
This Gloss That I Keep Gazing On
The Pointlessness of Pointing Fingers
The Bitter Walls of Broken Dreams
Too Many Borders to Cross
The Jagged Edge of Memories
A Toast To the End of I’m Sorry
Waiting to Meet You For the First Time Once Again
The Second Act’s Far Better Than the First
My Life on VHS, Playing in a Blu-ray World
Can’t Survive On Memories No More
Confessions Of A Fool For Hanging On
Counting On A Little Liquid Courage
The Hardest Part of Asking (Is Fearing You’ll Say No)
It's A Long Walk Back To Heaven
Brand New Cover, Same Old Book
Coping With 20/20 Hindsight
Boxes and How To Get Out of Them
Forward Through a Rear-view Mirror
Photos, Memories and Other Wasted Time
I’m learning love is more than all the lines I’ve tossed away
My history of ancient love and all its guarantees/ Catalogs of lust and pain and bitter memories
This is what a promise is/ and this is how it breaks
White band on my finger, where a band of gold once stayed
Friday night, boots are off/ TVs on, another evening lost
I could write everything I know about love/ on the back of a stamp, if I tried
Table for one, whisky for two
I'm trying to use this pencil, trying to make a list/ trying open the flood gates like a razor to my wrist
I have my chin in my hand, my heart on my sleeve/ Trying to accept what I cannot believe
I’ve never felt lost with a woman/ Never found myself searching my soul
You and I have made a life of constant ups and downs/ And this roller coaster ride is wearing thin
Just me and a pillow, together one more tonight/ And the remains of the slightest scent of you
Nothing like a pile of broken yesterdays/ To make you look at how your life has gone
Line ‘em up, Coach, I’ll knock ‘em down/ I just lost the prettiest lady in town
Sometimes I think dying is easier than change/ Nothing like day to day to save you from the strange
I don’t want to play games, that’s what she said/ Don’t need another man, for just a bounce in a bed
I can look out any window and see you standing there/ It seems memories and beer can’t fill the void
There’s a wedding photo in a broken frame/ Her ring on the counter and I’m to blame/ Looks like I failed another lesson on how to love...
You’re leaving on the next train or bus or I don’t care/ Walked out without a reason or a why / My sanity is coming back from hiding out somewhere / Thanks putting all the good back in “goodbye”
We weren’t together for a long time/ Just long enough to be sure I’d feel the pain/ Seems love songs are never really over/ You just add another line to the refrain
I guess it’s too late for another “I’m sorry”/ And no last kiss to rest my dreams upon/ We’re not that match made in heaven now are we/ Time to lick my wounds and try to move on/
Don’t talk to me, whiskey/you told me that she was the one/ I always listen to you, whenever you’re passing through/ But now look what you’ve done
Look at me with my thoughts hanging; empty as my heart is broke/ Love leads you though so may turns that learning from it seemed a joke
Another flood, another day, love happens that way/ And I’m learning by disaster as just fast as I can
She said as she was leaving I gave her no reason to stay/ Threw my bottle at the wall and watched world turn gray
Thought that I was done with yesterday/ Nothing left to face there anyway
We walked off our separate ways, doesn’t seem that long ago/ Anger passed, frustration passed, but what I’ve taken from it I don’t know
Hey, hourglass in the corner, the sun don’t shine on you/ Time to tip you over, let you teach me a thing or two
…ending with your kiss/ I find/ I am completely addicted (to)
…ending with your kiss/ And time, is all that’s left to share (with...)
...ending with your kiss/ daylight, and I know just what I will find there
ending with your kiss/ the sky/ Is the road to our horizon
ending with your kiss, but I? See endings as beginnings
..ending with your kiss and I/ Pray that my heart can take it
…ending with your kiss, so right/Needs, more important than wanting
…ending with your kiss, so right/I know the magic is in there
…ending with your kiss, so right/Just to start over again
...ending with your kiss, so right/Just to start over and over
Blink and the moment might be gone/might burn up with the dawn
Blink and the moment might be gone/might burn up the dawn
Cool, but night breeze fans the flame/and you’re touching me again
Now, in the darkness time is still/and I pray we always will/ Play this moment forever
Here, we rolled, a pair of dice/ double sixes came up twice/ and we weren’t even bettin’
You…and a t-shirt, glass of wine/like perfection, redefined/ And this bottle is not empty...
Fire…playing games with us tonight/We burn by candlelight/ Now we dance in the embers
Words, but I don’t have much to say/thoughts of you got in their way/ But I hope I can find them
Night, and we’re lost until we’re not/I’ve learned more than I’ve forgot/ And the road is wide open
Touched, but I still want so much more/ Let’s see what daylight has in store/ Cause I think that I can take it…
To be a king, just need one thing...
And here with you, if they only knew...
No peace of mind, if they can’t find...
I don’t mind, but they'll need to find..
You can look, but I can't share...
Trading kisses for words, keeping time on the run/ We’ll cling to the night while we curse at the sun.
Trading kisses for words, keeping time on the run/ We’ll cling to the night while we curse at the sun.
Let’s hold up forever between evening and dawn/ Kissing and lovin’, until the world is gone.
The silence is gold, there’s nothing left here to say/ I’m just moving my lips to thankfully pray… Just can’t believe/ God sent me
Don’t want to sleep, don’t want to wake up and find/ This dance was only taking place in my mind
Forget the morning, one more glass of wine/ These evening’s deserving of a little more time
That last sip of whiskey, didn’t go to my head/ I know I’m spinning from the dream in my bed
Another day dawning, and I’m willing to bet/ I’ll see more than diamonds in those small beads of sweat
The moon played a waltz, the stars did a dance/ We followed their lead and left nothing to chance.
Watched the sun rise while you slept by my side/ Lost in the silence as our two hearts collide
Watched the sunrise while you slept by my side/ There’s something growing here that can’t be denied
Can hardly define/ this moment in time/Words are just sounds when you are around…someone so rare.
I see in your face/daVinci’s embrace/I’m lost in the flare of the fire in there with...someone so rare
But you’re someone so real/That I can touch and can feel/And every moment we share, I’m completely aware, you're.../Someone so rare
That smile, that stare/Who else could compare?/Who is the one who’s got me walking on air/ ...Someone so rare
Someone so rare... Has a heart that beats the same as mine/ Makes me feel a way that I cannot define/ So glad the heavens could take the time to share/ Someone so rare.
Someone so rare... Could be in the spotlight, on a pedestal or throne/ Not sure I deserve the only love I've ever known.
It’s like whisky by the thimble, aged so perfect I can’t stop/ So rare a find, but I can’t unwind, with love served by the drop
Someone So Rare/ This answered prayer/ More treasure than angels could bring/ Someone So Rare/ A lifetime to share/ A song only heaven could sing
Candle flare/ Handle with care
What you bring/ Is everything
A last inhale/ Found the grail
Holdin' tight/This one's right
Morning wine/ A silver mine
Understand/ The gold in hand
Just the truth/ And my hen’s tooth
Something’s are lost/ Some are found
I found you/ Out of the blue
We know the obvious next move, let’s run from the path of the norm/ And enjoy the perfect silence we’ll make, lost in the eye of the storm
Don’t want to embarrass us with words when deeds will do/ I’ll stay silent; looking, dreaming, hoping all of this is true
So want to keep you to myself, but like a work of art/ It’s not fair to the world to keep us apart
You’ve got me shakin’ in my shoes like a little lost kid/ Not sure which way to turn, but I’ll be glad when I did
And I’m just a little bit frightened, hell, girl, I’m scared to death/ I’d love to tell you all about it, but you’ve taken away my breath
This is me and this is you, this everything is us/ Guess there’s no denying, there’s nothing left here to discuss
The sun has made you golden, silver dances in your hair/ I’ve only scratched the surface, but the tension is there
I’d be lying if I said I ever felt this way before/ You touch my heart in places that I might not endure (or...you're touching me in places that I might not endure)
Surrounded by each other, hands lost in the glare/ You make me feel far richer, than a rich billionaire
A state without borders or guidelines or rules/ Where time can stand still and I’ll always have you
Let this moment turn to treasure, something pure and true/ No need for any thinking, when I’m thinking of you
Cup your face in my hands; look deep in your eyes/ I’m the luckiest man beneath that sun in the sky
Whisky and anything, an August night/ You and Dr Hook, makin' everything right
There’s never been moonlit night that’s shined on someone like you/ A million nights waxing and waiting for a dream to come true
I’m afraid one day, I’ll look around and find/ You’ve gone away, leaving me behind
My blood is at a boil, that’s a pretty good sign/ Let’s you and I make some planets align
You can tell from the ashes, she’s lost at love before/ Been burned so many times, that there’s no fire no more.
She’s the line in my highway, the “S” in my curve/ She’s more of a woman than I really deserve
Never lost my heart before, always kept it in control/ Now all the chains are off so it can try to catch your soul
Let the past hide in the back seat, we’ll ride up here in front/No looking back to yesterday, tomorrow’s all we want
They thought every city was Paris, every drink: champagne/ Life kicked them around, but they didn’t complain/ So lost in each other, all that mattered was another sunrise.
Big wild world, you took some pity on me/ Brought a light to my life I never thought I’d see
The rattle of old shutters, the smell of rust/ Time to pick ourselves up and shake off all the dust
I don’t need part of you, I need all of you/ From the first day that we met, I knew that much was true
I’m not disturbed, but I really thought I’d lost my mind/Waiting for the one I never thought I’d find
The word on the street about you and I/ We’re wastin’ to much time watching time go by
I look into your eyes, like a million times before And still get lost like I did back in 1984
With chains from the past, she was tied to the ground Now all bonds are broken and nothing, nothing’s gonna slow her down.
No longer lost in fear and doubt, she stands ten feet tall and shouts: Tomorrow is the only dream I need!
She wants to be a landslide and tear skin up from the earth And dream at night of how she’ll fight and show them all she’s worth.
She’s done reflecting, finished with fools and moving on to where she makes the rules.
She's fought many battles and argued with fate, and won't accept crumbs when a feast awaits.
Limits are just images the world throws your way / She can’t believe in everything, but she believes in another day.
Yeah, it looks like she’ll never stop fighting / You don't drop the pen, if you're not finished writing.
Roadblocks behind her, if you look you will find her... dancing ten miles down the road.
She doesn't want to die, but she sees something in the cards. Doesn't want to cry, but some things are too hard.
Every sunrise, each tomorrow is a lifetime And she’s drinking every moment like it’s wine
In the darkest forest one can find/ a path to leave the past behind
A song from heaven, she’ll keep hummin’/ Nothin’ gonna slow this freight train comin’
Begs forgiveness for the times she’s sinned, breathes in the fate of the comin’ wind.
A giant oak from a seed of doubt, time to move before time runs out.
Takes each day and leads it home/ gives it life like a whispered poem
A faith that's deep and keeps getting stronger/ she'll punch and she'll kick 'til she can't any longer.
Listens for the music of a million guitars/ looks at the night, trying to see past the stars.
No red sports car , not a house of gold, just a summer night and a hand to hold.
Shadows feast on canyon walls, she swings away and sees them fall And feels the glow…
Inner voice that lifts her high/ a wink of hope as she walks by
No leather gloves, no shuffling feet/ just a beautiful smile for whoever she meets
Each day shorter than the last, who knew that time could fly so fast
Clings to stars, bathes in blue. Everyday day until each day is through.
A new side of life to learn, but candle that she has to burn.
So many wishes, so many dreams/ so much life that's left to share. She goes whistling past the graveyard and the ghosts that haunt her there.
She’s a diamond/she can make this right. Diamonds and wishes, shine brightest on the coldest nights
You put it on you/to see this thing through Make the dream big, what else can you do
Time to fly, midnight nears/ leave the past and dry those Cinderella tears.
And let her see how fear destroys/ Quiet love screams louder than all noise
All she needs is to feel and know / she’s never alone down this long and lonely road.
This old house, though not so warm Broken windows, missing shingles, it still stands up in the storm. Thieving winds pull dreams away. Oh, wishes can be heroes on these empty autumn days.
And she’ll wave that empty bottle at the devil when he comes, Throwing wishes out like lightning in the night. And he’ll run like hell for cover just like all the cowards do. She’ll believe in dreams again and she’ll be right.
And she’s clinging to this coil like she never has before. And she knows, oh, she knows... Every room she walks through just leads to one more. And she hopes, yes, she dreams... She believes there is an answer to a wish behind each door.
Someday the ache will fly away A wish will fall and the sun will rise on a better day Her heart still glows, because she knows The destination is the dream and the dream just is the walk along the way
Whiskey wishes, bourbon dreams. Every night ending in the bottom of a glass it seems Says her prayers, ‘n drifts way Runs like she did, when she was kid…back…back then, when she didn’t need dreams.
Clouds gather and try to hide the all hopes of her tomorrows. She won’t cry, they’ll go by. And wishes warm the night and help to wash away those sorrows. She smiles, for a while, even knowing time is only something everyone just borrows.
In the distance stands a chorus, healing as it sings. She listens and she wonders where these angels hide their wings.
Leaning on hope, hoping on dreams, a silent battle filled with silent screams.
Calling the bluff on non-believers, she’s makes her last stand. This is where the road divides and reaches for her hand.
Builds a shelter from the pain like only dreamers can do. Smiles knowing someday that her wish will come true
It seems winter came to early and settled in too deep. Spring is just a vision dancing dimly in her sleep.
She rides a rough ocean, tries to calm the swells by dropping silver dollars into wishing wells
She rides a rough ocean, tries to calm the swells by dropping silver dollars into wishing wells
Likes the look of her lipstick on long cigarettes, but sees most of her life as a list of regrets.
Rushes corner to corner, when life gets hard. Finds solace in the lyrics of a Hallmark card.
Still, sometimes, she would like to collide. If you miss all the bumps, you're just along for the ride.
If her wishes we're buttons, she would never get dressed. Sees every rainy morning as another day blessed.
Walks through her world at her ho-hum pace, no need to look past the end of her face.
That's the way it's always been. Little like a lie, little like a sin.

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