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CRYBABY

Growing old not growing up
Catching cycles not enough
Frame the pose of doing fine
In fantasy I’m doing time

Damaged goods I can’t conceal
Open wounds that never heal
You pull punches, build me up
I blame myself for my bad luck

I’m a crybaby
Giving in gets in the way
And when I push don’t separate
Don’t you run for cover
Know that I’m a crybaby

Jumping in and crawling out
Wearing thin from drip to spout
Grab it tight and don’t let go
Needing something I can hold

I’m a crybaby
Giving in gets in the way
And when I push don’t separate
Don’t you run for cover
Know that I’m a crybaby

You don’t know
I am crushed by everything
And everyone I touch
You don’t know
You don’t know
I just wanted this so much

AIMING AT YOUR FEET

Of course you are floating
Floating out to sea
The current is flooded
With thought of me, me, me

Take your toys home
Cuz no one wants to play
You think of yourself first
And then you feel betrayed

You’re drinking bathwater
Consuming your dirt
Remind me one more time
This shouldn’t have to hurt

You seem to wanna break
What’s only meant to bend
Your cup is empty now
This is where it ends

Your work is beneath you
Martyrs don’t get paid
It’s a lot to live down to
No one’s in your way

You’re drinking bathwater
Consuming your dirt
Remind me one more time
This shouldn’t have to hurt

You seem to wanna break
What’s only meant to bend
Your cup is empty now
This is where it ends

All those angles you don’t wanna take
All those choices you don’t wanna make
Out there trying to shoot the enemy
But you’re finding you’re aiming at your feet

HALF A MILE

Today I’m wearing my running shoes
And when I wear them I never lose
But something’s different in my world today
And I’d be lucky to come in last

I see you out there you’re watching me
I’ll show you something you won’t believe
I’ll turn my future into history
and then I’ll trip upon my past

I’m just half a mile away
And I hardly know what from
Just half a mile away
And I may never know how far I have come

Aiming high shooting low
Put it together just can’t make it go
I’m speeding up it’s these shoes they’re slow
I’d be lucky to come in last

I’m just half a mile away
And I hardly know what from
Just half a mile away
And I may never know how far I have come

Kick it higher kick it in
I can’t win

PERFECT SPOT

Put it right where it belongs
You have found the perfect spot
Don’t just try to make it fit
Into something that it’s not

Don’t need wheels to make it turn
Don’t need sparks to make it burn
It won’t take up any space
It makes its own place

You don’t have to figure out
If there’s something you left out
You can have it how you want
If this is how you want it

The hourglass is pouring fast
But our glass stays full
Cuz all you do is fill it up and
Top it off

The clock is ticking loud
But time’s not running out
the clock is ticking loud
But time’s not running out

LYIN

You were lyin
I left you lyin there
You were sleeping
And I didn’t even care

There were so many things
That I needed to say
And so many things that you said
But I get dressed instead
And leave you lyin

You were flyin
Higher than I’ve ever been
Now I’m trying
To remember what was said

You say one thing and do another
Take off your clothes
And throw off the covers
So I had to leave you lyin

You were dreaming
You thought I wouldn’t leave
And I’d be crawling
But I am on my feet

All of the times I knew I was right
I was letting you win and avoiding a fight
And you promised
But you were lyin

You were lyin
I left you lyin there
You were sleeping
And I didn’t even care

There were so many things
That I needed to say
And so many things that you said
But I get dressed instead
And leave you lyin

SILVER CHORD

I LOOK DOWN AND SEE MYSELF

THE BLANKET STILL TUCKED IN

NOW IN SHADES OF WHITE AND BLACK

MY ADVENTURE BEGINS

 

LAST TIME I COULD SAIL

THIS TIME I CAN FLY

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO FAIL

STAR-FILLED POCKETS, EMPTY SKY

 

THIS SILVER CHORD PROTECTS ME

AS IT REELS ME IN EACH NIGHT

THIS SILVER CHORD CONNECTS ME

FROM EARTHLY BODY TO THE LIGHT

 

WHEN MY PLAN HAS ENDED

AND SOFT WARM SKIN TURNS OLD

THE SILVER CHORD GETS CUT

AND I’M FREE TO DRIFT BACK HOME

 

ASTRAL VISITS AT THE FERRIS WHEEL

OR HAUNTING CHILDHOOD FEARS

EACH MOMENT IS A GLIMPSE

PAST IS PRESENT, FUTURE’S NEAR

 

LAST TIME I COULD HOLD YOU

THIS TIME I MIGHT CRY

I REMEMBER YOUR FACE

WITH TEAR-FILLED POCKETS, EMPTY EYES

 

IT’S NOT TIME

I’M STILL NEEDED

                                                                                                                                                   

Baby’s Little Secret     (aka Unwound)      

LET’S SIT DOWN AND WATCH BAD T.V.

LET’S WASTE TIME PRETENDING TIME COMES EASY

YOU COULDN’T SAVE YOURSELF

WOULDN’T LET ANYONE ELSE SAVE YOU

 

YOU WERE ADDICTED TO FEELING NUMB

AND I WAS ADDICTED TO PLAYING DUMB

YOU FREED THE BIRD FROM HIS MISTAKE

THEN YOU GAVE ME THE FINAL BREAK

 

HOW YOU GONNA SAVE THIS

IT’S ALL UNWOUND

YOUR BABY’S LITTLE SECRET

IS ALL BUT OVER NOW

 

YOU SNEAK IN TO SAY YOU’RE SORRY

YOU TELL ME WHAT A SCREW UP YOU WERE

AND MY HEART HURTS FOR US

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN YOU BETTER

 

I SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A THOUSAND MORE LETTERS

THAT TELL ME YOU LOVE ME

                                                                                                                                                     

Leaves   (aka Everything Leaves)   

Snow falls and wind blows

Pine cone’s getting carried away

It rolls by on down the hill

Covered up by the wind and the rain

 

The volunteer begins to grow

And then the leaves begin to show

What once had sun and love from everyone

Will now wind up alone

 

Is anybody out there planting seeds

When everything leaves

Every time I set what I want free

It never comes back to me

 

A whole year has gone by

I look out but nothing’s familiar

Some change I recognize

Oh you’ve grown, you stand up to the pressure

 

Now go on and make us proud

We’ll always be here and never let you down

Can’t you see I need you to be

Everything I never had in me

 

All it takes is a gentle breeze

To drift away from A to Z

And when you think that you decide

The winds of change come blowing by

 

Careful thoughts in deep disguise

Penetrated from the outside

Oh, so much for deep disguise

 

Everybody’s out there planting seeds

Cuz everything leaves

Welcoming the ever-changing scene

And offering everything

 

It goes on and on

                                                                                                                                                    

No Words   – real title

You came to me

Like I knew you would

I waited for you

Like you knew I would

We found each other

We found each other

No words needed

Like a puzzle we fit

A give and a take

We roll with it

And all the memories we make

We knew before we found each other

No words needed

When we’re old and grey

Too tired to play

Our love will carry on

Long after we’ve gone

                                                                                                                                                                

Voices (aka The End) * written for Warlock III end credits     

Bury all the ashes

They will grow again

Listen to the warming wind

Healing will begin

There are no shadows, comfort in your hands

There are no voices, no one makes demands

                                                                                                                                                         

Good – real title

I don’t feel pretty

I don’t feel clean

I feel like a little girl lost

I doubt you know what that means

 

I don’t feel Good

Not like I should

And though I can’t quit pin it

I think your voice is in it

 

You take from me

You feed off my sympathy

You’ll never know

How it feels to be loved

 

You don’t feel pretty

And I don’t feel pity

You get drunk and stake your claim

It’s so sad the boys don’t feel the same

 

You take from me

You feed off my sympathy

You’ll never know

How it feels to be loved

                                                                                                                                                               

Stay  – real title

Picture-painted sunset

I try not to ruin

With my velvet blackness

If I stare hard I see nothing

Nothing there to see

When I’m alone I am nothing

 

Fears I fed

Words you said escaping into blackness

Favors done

Is that what I’ve become

Because I never wanna be that person

 

I’m alone like you promised

I would never be

And there’s nothing

Nothing there to see

 

If you’d stay

I won’t be afraid

                                                                                                                                                    

Change Me  – real title

All is fine when I’m towing my little line

Then you come true when I’m hoping for something new

I know what you’re gonna say

You’ve been here and gone my way

Well I wanna ride this train until forever

 

You lay the tracks and I’ll keep the cars upon em

You lay the tracks and I’ll keep the cars upon em

If you wanted to change me change me

If you wanted a change I’d do it now

If you wanted to change me change me

If you wanted a change I’d do it now

 

There’s traffic downtown my shortcut just got longer

I live without a map it never made me stronger

I know what you’re gonna say

You’ve been here and gone my way

Well I wanna ride this train until forever

 

You lay the tracks and I’ll keep the cars upon em

You lay the tracks and I’ll keep the cars upon em

If you wanted to change me change me

If you wanted a change I’d do it now

If you wanted to change me change me

If you wanted a change I’d do it now

 

Looking back in front of the train that took the beating

I know you were the clearing in the downpour

It seems the only way of knowing and believing

Is changing for the ones we live for

                                                                                                                                                      

Watching You  (aka Wonderful)  

Misunderstood inside the three-way line

Waiting for the countdown

Knowing it’s growing as we pass through time

Open for a meltdown

 

I’m under the overpass

Hey can you see me

You missed it you move too fast

 

I’ve been watching you

And you know it’s true

That you feel it too

We are wonderful

 

Building my plans around a bad design

Letting it go into a quick decline

Turning my sights into the sweet sunshine

Now I’m floating in the sky

                                                                                                                                                               

 

EVAN FRANKFORT

All You Manage To Do     (aka Petered Out)   

 You broke it in two and now it won’t work

And I blame you, you’re such a fucking jerk

You’ve got no class, you’d sell your Mom

 

All you know if what you’re told to know

And you should get a head of your own

You might get sick of saying yes to the man

 

All you manage to do is ruin everything

When I bet my tongue your words would sting

I’d like to take back from you both of those years

When I’d let it pass you’d abuse my ears

You’d go on and on and on

I’m Petered Out

 

I gave you someone you could trust

You gave me bad vibes and disgust

You stepped on my head to get to my friend

 

You talk so big when you’re making plans

You still can’t hide that little little man

Don’t even try to understand

 

All you manage to do is ruin everything

When I bet my tongue your words would sting

I’d like to take back from you both of those years

When I’d let it pass you’d abuse my ears

You’d go on and on and on

I’m Petered Out

 

I’m Petered Out

P.S. F.U.

                                                                                                                                        

Going Through Changes   (aka Willetta)      

Opened it up and started it out

Never thought about falling out

Packing it up and taking it all

Gotta stand up after taking this

 

What good do plans make

When things don’t go as planned

Willetta

You’re going through changes

 

Bought all of your stock

And worked it on spec

Nearly drowned when your waves crashed

Moving along they couldn’t compare

So I hope I can stay there

 

You never promised

But you know I wished you would

Willetta

You’re going through changes

 

I’m picking you up and taking you back

And you know that can’t be bad

I’m finding a way to keep you around

So we can paint this town

Cuz this time if I win I win you

Yah this time if I win I win you

 

What good do plans make

When things don’t go as planned

Willetta

You’re going through changes

                                                                                                                                      

No One’s Holding You Now    (aka Your Fault) 

You’re fighting off the enemy inside

Don’t keep it you don’t want it

The pattern repeats and keeps it alive

It’s sticking now it’s sticking

 

Don’t let it out don’t let it in

You’re gonna lose and it’s gonna way

Holding it back is holding you down

And no one’s holding you now

It’s not your fault

 

You loaded your guns for bodies to bag

Don’t hide it now you’ve tried it

You’re wanting to run but your feet only drag

You’re stopping the price is dropping in

 

Selling it short is taking too long

Coming to learn it’s always been wrong

Holding the bars that hold you in

Praying to God forgive my sin

It’s not your fault

 

You did it (repeat)

 

You got nothing now (repeat)

 

 Selling it short is taking too long

Coming to learn it’s always been wrong

Holding the bars that hold you in

Praying to God forgive my sin

It’s not your fault

 

No one admits to a shortage of luck

Can’t see it afraid to be it

No one denies you’re holding the buck

Don’t buy it you can’t spend it

                                                                                                                                  

Hands  (aka Exit Wounds) 

The gaze the haze the maze we’re in

It is the one the true sin

And where we leave the ones we’ve left

The piece that frees we divest

 

The one that moves you will offer the ride

You can’t help it

The one that owns you cannot be denied

You can’t help it

Everybody’s waiting

It’s in your hands It’s in your hands

It’s out of your hands

 

Get up get out just live without

You chase your fate in circles

By now you know you can’t afford

To pay it off you train to horde

 

The one that moves you will offer the ride

You can’t help it

The one that owns you cannot be denied

You can’t help it

Everybody’s waiting

It’s in your hands It’s in your hands

It’s out of your hands

Yah it’s out of your hands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Trying to Warn You   (aka Heaven’s Coming To California)  

25 years Heaven spent Heaven sent

She said she’d be there and that’s what she meant

Heaven can’t wait another lifetime

To kick her new plan into overdrive

 

Heaven knows when someone ain’t right

A credible judge with incredible insight

So back down when you’re in her way

You’re just jealous is what she’d say

 

Heaven’s packing up so sound the alarm

Dolfinblu is swimming west hoping twice is a charm

Fun is on its way I guess I’m trying to warn ya

Heaven’s Coming to California

 

Milla lost her way to Marina Del Rey

But never meant to stray from being close to Heaven

And though she knew when space was needed

Heaven still came through when she was weeded

 

Heaven’s packing up so sound the alarm

Dolfinblu is swimming west hoping twice is a charm

Fun is on its way I guess I’m trying to warn ya

 

Halloween happens everyday

If you’re thinking out loud she’s leading the way

Not to cool for school just graduation

Being with Heaven’s being on vacation

 

She’d Say (aka She’s Only Human)

There’s a scratch at the door

Four feet flat down

It’s not enough anymore

I’m stuck I’m face down

 

Watching tired get sore

Day comes

Watching tired get sore

 

She stands on my feet

She cries when I leave

But she keeps me from misery

She’s needing me now

She needs me out loud

I’m letting her down

When I’m not around

 

She’s only human

Yah that’s what she’d say

She’s human

And I give in when she looks at me that way

She’s human

And I have to agree

She’s human

She’s only human to me

 

Rests her head on my arm

She stares into space

Ruins me with her charm

And makes me obey

 

Watching tired get sore

Day comes

Watching tired get sore

 

I’m raising my voice

I live without choice

I’ve traded it all for love’s rejoice

She’s needing me now

She needs me out loud

I’m letting her down

When I’m not around

 

She’s only human

Yah that’s what she’d say

She’s human

And I give in when she looks at me that way

She’s human

And I have to agree

She’s human

She’s only human to me

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                  

Mama To the Rescue  (aka Prime Of Life Housewife)          

HALF A LIFETIME WITH TRAINING WHEELS

IN THE PIPELINE THE BIGGEST DEALS ARE WAITING…

FIGHTING FIRES IN THE H.O.A.

TWELVE YEARS IN THE TRENCHES OF THE P.T.A.

YOU’VE GOT A BIG PUSH INTO WHAT YOU ARE

 

STANDING UP TALL

SAY IT WITH PRIDE

RALLY BEHIND

THE PRIME OF LIFE HOUSEWIFE

 

THE COUNTRY’S HOME SICK WITH A RUNNY NOSE

AND NO ONE’S CLIPPING COUPONS AT THE H.M.O.’S

COULD CHICKEN SOUP LINES BE IN OUR FUTURE?

 

THE POWER’S WAITING IF YOU’RE ORGANIZING

YOU’RE CARING MORE BECAUSE YOU’RE EMPATHISIZING

TIME IS FREE, TIME IS FREE FOR NOW

 

ALL THE BIG GUNS ARE HANDING OUT HUGS

KEEPING AT BAY ALL THE CORPORATE THUGS

STANDING UP TALL, SAY IT WITH PRIDE

RALLY BEHIND THE PRIME OF LIFE HOUSEWIFE

 

THIS IS A DESPERATE CALL TO ARMS

IN FROM THE PENTHOUSE TO THE FARMS

IT’S SO MUCH DEEPER THAN WE KNEW

WE NEED OUR MAMAS TO THE RESCUE

 

ALL THE BIG GUNS ARE HANDING OUT HUGS

KEEPING AT BAY ALL THE CORPORATE THUGS

STANDING UP TALL, SAY IT WITH PRIDE

RALLY BEHIND THE PRIME OF LIFE HOUSEWIFE

 

THIS IS A DESPERATE CALL TO ARMS

IN FROM THE PENTHOUSE TO THE FARMS

IT’S SO MUCH DEEPER THAN WE KNEW

WE NEED OUR MAMAS TO THE RESCUE.

                                                                                                                                  

Underrated    (aka Nothing New)  

You got a number and it’s gonna get called

Make the big impression always playing the outlaw

You’re building with bricks but I see right past

You can’t believe the pulled wool will last

 

It’s time to loosen it up

It’s time to give it away

You’re gonna crush that nerve

No more time to save

 

Twisting turning crashing burning red

Understated

Crowded people cameras spinning heads

Underrated

 

It’s just what I’d expect from you

You’re playing take back

Well that’s Nothing New

 

Your plan to comeback is filling up with holes

Your window’s shrinking while the rage inside you grows

A federal issue of everything you know

You brought the big dogs to this dog and pony show

 

It’s time to loosen it up

It’s time to give it away

You’re gonna crush that nerve

No more time to save

 

Twisting turning crashing burning red

Understated

Crowded people cameras spinning heads

Underrated

 

It’s just what I’d expect from you

You’re playing take back

Well that’s Nothing New

 

It’s all you but hey that’s nothing new

It’s all you but hey that’s nothing new

                                                                                                                                                   

Filling the Well  (aka It’s Coming Around)   

Here it is it’s hanging around

There it goes it’s up off the ground

Here it comes

It’s sinking like a stone that no one’s thrown

 

Break it off just a little piece

Have your way and make your peace

Get it now

Take it while the taking’s good

 

Yah we’re linking the fence

Yah we’re paving the way

Feels like it’s opening

Feels like it’s coming around

 

It’s growing early the later it gets

It’s growing easy the deeper it gets

I know it’s out there

But I’m learning to care less

 

Changing the focus

Zooming it in

Accepting the ending will help me begin

I’m getting closer

Knowing nothing needs to break to give

 

Yah we’re linking the fence

Yah we’re paving the way

Feels like it’s opening

Feels like it’s coming around

 

I got nothing but time

To perfect this design

And to figure out how I’m gonna

Draw this line

 

Yah we’re linking the fence

Yah we’re paving the way

Feels like it’s opening

Feels like it’s coming around

 

Yah we’re planting the seeds

Well we’re filling the well

Feels like it’s opening

Feels like it’s coming around

 

Feels like it’s opening

Feels like it’s coming around

                                                                                                                                                       

Beyond Your Means  (aka In Spite of You)

You lie down and then they run you over

You tiptoe and the stop on a dime

You step back and watch the feeding frenzy

The long haul just to run with the flies

 

You had it all or so it seemed

A giant leap beyond your means

So hear I grow out of your shoe

The cream will rise in spite of you

 

They add up those things that you’ve been missing

It pays off for a cowardly lump

With no heart you think you own this field

You bought high gonna flip like a chump

 

You had it all or so it seemed

A giant leap beyond your means

So hear I grow out of your shoe

The cream will rise in spite of you

 

And even still press on I will

Changing fate from death to ill

I’m out of reach I’m on the search

It is my choice when to emerge

                                                                                                                                                          

Just Give In   (aka Slow Dive)  

Save yourself

You lie there like a siev before the lightbox

You are the quantity kind

 

Filter free

Passing through without concern for content

Becoming quality blind

 

Allowing all this hype to converge into hope

Believing all this time that you know what you know

The slightest little slip and it’s all coming down

You want it all out and you want it right now

 

Let it slide

And just give in to the slow dive

You want it today

Let it slide

And just let go to the slow dive

It’s so much better this way

 

Shouting out

A train just jumped the tracks onto the ghost line

And you’re wanting to hide

Digging in

Dig between the cracks under the gas line

You want more visiting time

 

Allowing all this hype to converge into hope

Believing all this time that you know what you know

The slightest little slip and it’s all coming down

You want it all out and you want it right now

 

Let it slide

And just give in to the slow dive

You want it today

Let it slide

And just let go to the slow dive

It’s so much better this way

 

It’s all there

Jesus on TV

It’s all there

Sports-night therapy

It’s all there

A judge named Judy

And God’s in the eye

Of a well-oiled, spoiled

Step-child of commercialized morality

                                                                                                                                               

Corner On Control   (aka She’s the Man) 

Today it seems the seams are giving

And my needle’s out of thread

But she’s keeping me in stitches

When I should have stayed in bed

 

And then it’s over

I didn’t know that it began

She’s got me going

To the letter of the plan

When I’m in pieces

When it’s more than I can stand

She’s got a corner on control

She knows she’s headed on a roll

She’s the Man

 

Now I know that she’s been giving

She’s been scratching on my back

And when I keep myself from living

Sometimes I let her bring me back

 

And then it’s over

I didn’t know that it began

She’s got me going

To the letter of the plan

When I’m in pieces

When it’s more than I can stand

She’s got a corner on control

She knows she’s headed on a roll

She’s the Man

 

She’ll catch you falling

Falling out of line

Falling out of time

Or just falling behind

 

She’ll push you over

Push you overboard

Push you over being board

Push you back out to shore

 

She’s the Man

                                                                                                                                                          

Pull You In  (aka Rope)    

Saw you sinking in it

Been there myself

You used to sit there so nicely

There upon the shelf

Sending a prayer

It’s burning up my knees

 

With all your crossing wires

Can’t get permission

Just gave it up when you were

Beat into submission

It’s sending you down

To do what they please

 

Well I’m holding this rope

And trying to pull you in

But you’re fighting me off

Thinking that you’ll win

But everybody’s losing

 

You put a face on fear

Call it a liar

You’re swimming in whirpools

And feeding all the fires

It’s sucking you in

You’re gonna fill that hole

 

Can’t fight the chaos

But you can’t keep from trying

When you leap without looking

You think that you are high

It’s wearing you thin

You’re rug’s about to get pulled

 

I’m flagging you down

And reaching for your hands

But you’re dragging me down

To hell with second chances

 

I was holding this rope

And trying to pull you in

But you fought too well

And you’ll keep what you win

                                                                                                                                                            

Without Taking A Bite (aka Chew Your Life)

Buy a ticket to take you away

I’ll throw my luggage in for the trade

Break my fingers and expect me to wave

Just get the hell away

 

Give me comfort and all of my stuff

Just give me something

You’ve taken enough

You’ve been trying at all the wrong things

You’re not worth what you bring

You’re not worth what you bring

 

In one little minute

It all disappears

From your eyes keep on burning

And your stomach is turning

From the visions of youth

You’ll never escape

They keep on haunting and you keep on wanting them

Out of your mind and out of your body

They both just can’t take anymore

And neither can I

 

You with your bad-breathtaking life

You swallow it down without taking a bite

With short-cut grass there’s nowhere to hide

I see through your lies

I see through your lies

 

In one little minute

It all disappears

You placed the last straw that brought you to tears

Well you hoped for the best and prepared for it too

When it all fell apart you just sat there and stewed

Now they’re all gone and you never cared more

I don’t think they care anymore

And neither do I

 

Time on your hands

Is time to hurry

The more you unload

The less you’re learning

                                                                                                                                                            

Paying Out the Hard Way   (aka Life Review, co-write with Lori Denae) 

LOOKING BACK ON MY DAYS

SO MANY THINGS I WASTED

TOO MANY TIMES I SHOULD HAVE CHASED

IT’S TOO LATE TO BE FRUSTRATED

DON’T WANNA HAMMER IT OUT NOW

REHASH PAIN THAT I ALLOWED

I LOOKED AWAY FROM THOSE IN NEED

NOW I’LL ENDURE THE TAINTED SEED

AND AS YOU FUMBLE THROUGH

YOUR FINAL LIFE REVIEW YOU KNEW

YOU’D BE PAYING UP THE HARD WAY

WISH IT WAS LOVE YOU HAD ACCRUED

IN YOUR FINAL LIFE REVIEW YOU KNEW

YOU’D BE ANSWERING TO THOSE YOU OWE SOMEDAY

SO MANY SOULS SEARCH FOR MEANING

TRUTH TO FEED THE CHILD THEY’RE WEANING

YOU THINK BACK- CAN YOU RECALL

WHO PICKED YOU UP WHEN YOU COULDN’T CRAWL

DON’T WANNA HAMMER IT OUT NOW

REHASH PAIN THAT I ALLOWED

I LOOKED AWAY FROM THOSE IN NEED

NOW I’LL ENDURE THE TAINTED SEED

AND AS YOU FUMBLE THROUGH

YOUR FINAL LIFE REVIEW YOU KNEW

YOU’D BE PAYING UP THE HARD WAY

WISH IT WAS LOVE YOU HAD ACCRUED

IN YOUR FINAL LIFE REVIEW YOU KNEW

YOU’D BE ANSWERING TO THOSE YOU OWE SOMEDAY

TAKE STOCK OF THE THINGS YOU’VE DONE

THIS IS LIFE REVIEW 101

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR ENERGY IS CONCENTRATING

OWNING IT OR MAKING IT GET BACK TO CREATING IT

TAKING AND GIVING LOSING AND WINNING

FIND ALL THE LOVE YOU HAD IN THE BEGINNING

AND AS YOU FUMBLE THROUGH

YOUR FINAL LIFE REVIEW YOU KNEW

YOU’D BE FACING YOUR DECISIONS

WHEN THE GAVEL STRUCK THE WOOD

WAS IT ALL FOR GREATER GOOD YOU STOOD

AND DEFENDED YOUR CONVICTIONS

                                                                                                                                      

Together    – real title  

I’m preparing for the worst

To see the bottom of this curse

And I cannot imagine what I’d save

I’d watch it go to pieces just to keep you in my way

 

And then if we ever

Feel it coming together

It’s more than my right to see

And then if we never

Are becoming that clever

To detach from the seeds and leave

 

I climb the hill into the clouds

I never dreamed I’d get burned out

And my tail is packed between my legs

I thought I’d brought you hear to escape to grooves and pegs

 

And then if we ever

Feel it coming together

It’s more than my right to see

And then if we never

Are becoming that clever

To detach from the seeds and leave

 

I’m not going backwards

I live life this way

I’m going nowhere

Sidestepping everyday

You led us this far with a passenger driving

 

And then if we ever

Feel it coming together

It’s more than my right to see

And then if we never

Are becoming that clever

To detach from the seeds and leave

                                                                                                                                                              

Milk It    – real title  

They’re turning back

They’re turning up luckless

They’re turning in, not to say it’s not helpless

 

It’s drying up

They drink too much now

Making it bleed instead of planting new seeds

 

Yah they’re gonna milk it

They will have what they deserve

They’re gonna milk it

For all their concerns and none of its worth

Couldn’t figure out

It’s all tapped out

 

It’s stepping up

They’re stepping out back now

Dumping it all

Catching all their own falls

They dig deep they’re digging out deeply

Raking it in and what they’re making they’re keeping

 

They’re gonna milk it

They will have what they deserve

They’re gonna milk it

For all their concerns and none of its worth

Couldn’t figure out                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Homespun Disaster    – real title

When I had nothing to say

You got it so wrong

I guess it’s better this way

When you come on strong

 

I hear you over the phone

You’re so heavy

You never let it alone

What do you want from me

 

And when it’s over again

I saw it coming

They’ll be no reeling you in

This fish is jumping

I get this feeling again

That when you fill it

I get this feeling again

You’re gonna spill it

 

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

You are your own master

Running to hide

Running to hide

From your homespun disaster

 

I’m always washing my hands

When you leave me

And I will never be clean

From lack of sympathy

I hear you come again

You brought the black cloud

 

And when it’s over again

I saw it coming

They’ll be no reeling you in

This fish is jumping

I get this feeling again

That when you fill it

I get this feeling again

You’re gonna spill it

 

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

You are your own master

Learning to hide

Running to hide

From your homespun disaster

 

You can bring the bad dream down to size

 

Take It   (aka Even)     

Put your hands up

where I can see them

And keep your mouth shut

You better listen

 

It’s just a little trip

To get loaded

And if you wanna live

Do what the last did

 

Just drive the car

Til I say when

Cuz if you think it’s ending

Better think again

 

Don’t start acting up

Don’t be a tough guy

One more word and I’ll make it

Look like suicide

 

Just stand in line

And get the cash

Drive us cross this town

And try not to crash

 

Well I give in

Looking down the barrel

It’s that hopeless

I’m that helpless

 

This time you win

When things are not so even

I cannot let go of what you’re holding

 

You’ll give in

When things are even

 

Don’t try to run

You can’t escape

I will be relentless

Til you have paid

 

What’s Why  – real title 

I don’t know if I can stand to stand here

I trick out with the slightest of try

There you go I know that you’re the man now

I step in never knowing what’s why

 

I got nothing to say

I got nothing to say to myself

I got nothing to say

Now I believe it

Now I believe in you

 

It’s my fault I underestimated you

My blood is thicker than water

I don’t like when baby needs an answer

I don’t know if everything’s all right

 

I got nothing to say

I got nothing to say to myself

I got nothing to say

Now I believe it

Now I believe in you

 

You’re falling out I’m falling in

Oh catch me

I think I stopped when you began

Oh fetch me

You got time for shoulda known

You got time to catch sleep

You gotta let it out

 

I Wasn’t Finished  – real title   

You got what you wanted

And all I got was no one

No one to see

You got what you thought you needed

Now I hope you’re free

 

But now when I think of you

I’ll always have to look back

I wish we could look forward together

Anytime I wanted to

I could empty all my thoughts on you

I wish someone could fill your shoes but they can’t

 

So don’t even try

Don’t even think about leaving

Cause I won’t let you go

I haven’t got all the answers yet

And I wish you could know
I wasn’t finished with you

 

I wish I could thank you

But now I’m too mad

I wish I could see you

And give you a piece of my mind

Just like you would do

 

But now when I think of you

I’ll always have to look back

I wish we could look forward together

Anytime I wanted to

I could empty all my thoughts on you

I wish someone could fill your shoes but they can’t

 

So don’t even try

Don’t even think about leaving

Cause I won’t let you go

I haven’t got all the answers yet

And I wish you could know
I wasn’t finished with you

 

Losing 2 Win – real title (we wrote this on spec for Biggest Loser, good for another weight loss show as well)

Flash back to fall last year

Jump spring to another view

A new space where all is clear

Could never ask for another you

 

We’ve been down and out and back somehow

We’ve been looking for the same thing

I’ve got an easy way to to fast this forward

When we begin

We’ll be losing to win

 

Newspapers say that

It’s okay that we throw it down

Improving and learning

Feeling it burning

Won’t hold us down

Positive feedback

Requiring contact

Laying it down

I feel like I’m floating in the sky

Now that losing’s making me proud

                                                                                                                                            

Their Hero     – real title

I am a crash driver

And I’m on a crash course

And I’ll win their hearts

If I can jump these cars

 

They hand me suicide

And I take it like a gift

Ten bucks for a surprise

Unless I live

 

I am their hero cuz they won’t do what I do

They’re talking big trash at the bowling alley

While they score their 92

I am their hero and I’m coming to a high-class town near you

I am their hero and I wanna be your hero too

 

More exciting than wrestling

Or a day at the river

Hot dog and cold beer

Don’t get much better

Don’t get much better

 

Two months of planning

For two seconds of action

They go back to their trailers

And they talk about me

They talk about me

 

I am their hero

Cuz they won’t do what I do

They’re talking big trash at the bowling alley

While they score their 92

I am their hero and I’m coming to a high-class town near you

I am their hero and I wanna be your hero too

 

Race fans

Hotrodders

Non-stop action

Sunday Sunday Sunday

The wrangler jumps 42 cars

San BernardinoSpeedway

Sunday brunch-time crash and burn

It’s demolicious

Be there

 

Dropping the Ball     – real title  

It happens all the time

I got a habit now of talking out of line

It is my problem when you don’t make up your mind

Waiting for a sign

Waiting for my spirit guide

 

Burning down the town

I try to build it up and then you tear it down

Just getting enough

Is not enough I’ve found

You can’t kick me around

I do that myself

 

You say you do I say you don’t

You say you would I know you won’t

You got a reason for dropping the ball

You didn’t really want it

You got a reason for letting it fall

You didn’t really want it

 

Afraid to take a chance

You’ll never know what happens when it’s happenstance

You wanna wait and see but you don’t see the show

Your ducks aren’t in a row

It’s all out the window

 

You say you do I say you don’t

You say you would I know you won’t

You got a reason for dropping the ball

You didn’t really want it

You got a reason for letting it fall

You didn’t really want it

 

It’s gonna roll

With our without you

                                                                                                                                              

When You’re Wrong – real title 

You bargain down

You’re hoping when it’s over

That this deal ends up better than the last

You’re kicking for some common ground to stomp on

You chase it down but it’s too fast

 

You want it badly

You think you can find it without a map

You want it badly

But it won’t make it fall into your lap

You say you hardly get enough sleep as it is

I know that this ain’t how a man’s supposed to live

I hope you find the strength to change what’s going on

Because the truth cuts like a knife when you are wrong

 

You double down

Double or nothing

Now the stakes are where they’ve never been

The tickers tick and maybe getting rich is

Not the only way that you can win

 

You want it badly

You think you can find it without a map

You want it badly

But it won’t make it fall into your lap

You say you hardly get enough sleep as it is

I know that this ain’t how a man’s supposed to live

I hope you find the strength to change what’s going on

Because the truth cuts like a knife when you are wrong

 

Bury the truth under the garden

Drowning the truth under the sea

Feeling the weight of being followed

Feeling the weight that you can’t see

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Popo March  (no lyrics)