LYRICS

Men Amongt Mountains

1. Keep Going
2. Wish I Knew You
3. Gold To Glass
4. It Was A Sin
5. Monster
6. King Of What
7. Stand Up
8. All In The Family
9. Move One
10. Need You
11. Amber
12. Bulletproof
13. Fade Away
14. Men Amongst Mountains

1. Keep Going
(Shaw)

Said, I’m pulling down the shades for the long ride
I never knew that I could feel so black and blue
I’ve been holding onto something now for sometime
All I know is it’s a feeling fit for two

Cuz when the sunlight laid its head down on this dog night
And I was talking to myself in the rear view
Yeah I’ve got questions but I know everything is alright
All I have to do is just remember you
Cuz I’m never gonna lose you
I’ve got you deep inside my chest
And I can feel you beating like the soul of a drummer boy

We’ve gotta keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Don’t care what anybody say
Let the law take us away
We’ve gotta keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Don’t care what anybody say
Nah nah nah nah

I’ve been fake and I’ve been free
I’ve been you and I’ve been me
But now I stand up tall for what I believe
Against all odds I walked that trail of fear
And tread on desperate leaves
But no one’s leaving just yet
We all want that make believe

Tried and true tribulations
Of who I’ve come to be
The less I know the more I learn
How much love means to me
Every day I’m walking out the front door
Leaning on your ghost
The best feeling of the day is one that I lean toward most

We’ve gotta keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Don’t care what anybody say
Let the law take us away
We’ve gotta keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Don’t care what anybody say
Nah nah nah nah

I’ve been fake and I’ve been free
I’ve been you and I’ve been me
But now I stand up tall for what I believe
Against all odds I walked that trail of fear
And tread on desperate leaves
But no one’s leaving just yet
We all want that make believe

Tried and true tribulations
Of who I’ve come to be
The less I know the more I learn
How much love means to me
Every day I’m walking out the front door
Leaning on your ghost
The best feeling of the day is one that I lean toward most

We’ve gotta keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Don’t care what anybody say
Let the law take us away
We’ve gotta keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Don’t care what anybody say
Nah nah nah nah
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going
Keep going away

2. Wish I Knew You
(Shaw/Gekas)

You shine like a star
You know who you are
You’re everything beautiful
She’s hot, hot like the sun
The loneliest one
Still everything beautiful
Well I’ll be god damned
You’re standing at my door
We stayed up in the city
Until the stars lost the war
So Friday night, holy ghost
Take me to your level
Show me the one I need the most
I need the most

I wish I knew you when I was young
We could’ve got so high
Now we’re here it’s been so long
Two strangers in the bright lights
Oh I hope you don’t mind
We can share my mood
Two strangers in the bright lights
I wish I knew you
I wish I knew you
Oh I wish I knew you when I was young

Truth, it’s all that you need
You bury that seed
It’s everything beautiful
That sound comes from the underground
It’s all inside you now
It’s everything beautiful
But what are you running from?
They got you on the run?
So Friday night, holy ghost
Take me to your level
Show me the one I need the most
I need the most

I wish I knew you when I was young
We could’ve got so high
Now we’re here it’s been so long
Two strangers in the bright lights
Oh and I hope you don’t mind
We can share my mood, yeah
Two strangers in the bright lights
I wish I knew you
I wish I knew you
Oh I wish I knew you when I was young

Maybe we can share my mood
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Maybe we can share my mood
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Maybe we can share my mood
Whoa, whoa, whoa

I wish I knew you when I was young
We could’ve got so high
Now we’re here it’s been so long
Two strangers in the bright lights
Oh and I hope you don’t mind
We can share my mood, yeah
Two strangers in the bright lights
I wish I knew you
I wish I knew you
Oh I wish I knew you when I was young

3. Gold To Glass
(Shaw/Feinberg)

This is the final come and go
I keep fighting faith cuz I don’t wanna know
On this eve in fall, lights shining over
She’s colder than she would show
I guess I’ll just take the pill
And fall into the meadow
This isn’t who I am I’m a soldier with a medal

All my gold turned to glass
And now I’m breathing fast
I need someone to help these hard times pass
All my gold turned to glass
And now I’m breathing fast
I need someone to help these hard times pass
Find someone to help these hard times pass

So let me put my costume on
I’ve gone a million miles
With the same crooked smile
And I always give you all you need
But I can see that you’re dancing with the devil
So I hope you brought your shovel
You won’t get what you need
If you’re not down on his level
And it’s okay just a little mischief
Hotel rooms were made for this
I’ve got you open like a butterfly
Inside you made my soul cry
All day all night for my lifetime
Just a little mischief, mischief

All my gold turned to glass
And now I’m breathing fast
I need someone to help these hard times pass
All my gold turned to glass
And now I’m breathing fast
I need someone to help these hard times pass
Find someone
Find someone
Find someone to help your hard times pass
Find someone
I am someone
Find someone to help your hard times pass

All my gold turned to glass
And now I’m breathing fast
I need someone to help these hard times pass
All my gold turned to glass
And now I’m breathing fast
I need someone to help these hard times pass
Below my feet were steaming coals
And now I’m filled with holes
I need someone to help these hard times pass
If all your gold turns to glass
They find you breathing fast
I am someone to help your hard times pass
Find someone
Find someone
Find someone to help your hard times pass
Find someone
I am someone
Find someone to help your hard times pass

4. It Was A Sin
(Feinberg/Shaw)

I believe it was a sin
Oh to do you in the way I did
I stole the gold and drank the gin
Then I ran off with your kin
If I can you know I will and if the stars align
I still get loaded on the things that I can't change
And I'm out here tonight so if you want to start a fight
We'll get loaded on the things that I can't change

I believe it was a sin do you in the way I did you in
I couldn't stop it coming from afar
I lost the keys to the getaway car
And every now and then I'm in this place
It's hell living when I need your face
Don't hide don't hide don't hide from me

I believe it was a sin
Oh to do you in the way I did
I took out more than I put in
I got fat while you stayed thin
But I came here tonight if you want to start a fight
We can get loaded on the things that I can't change
Yeah I'm out here all night so if you want to start a fight
We can get loaded on the things that I can't change

I believe it was a sin
To do you in the way I did you in
I couldn't stop it coming from afar
And lost the keys to the getaway car
Every now and then I'm in this place
It's hell living when I need your face
Don't hide don't hide don't hide from me

Don't hide don't hide don't hide don't hide from me
Don't hide don't hide don't hide don't hide from me
Don't hide don't hide don't hide don't hide from me
Don't hide don't hide don't hide from me

I believe it was a sin
To do you in the way I did you in
I couldn't stop it coming from afar
And lost the keys to the getaway car
Every now and then I'm in this place
It's hell living when I need your face
Don't hide don't hide don't hide from me
Don't hide don't hide your face
Don't hide
Don't hide
Don't hide

5. Monster
(Shaw/Gekas/Campanelli/Feinberg/Girardot/Ingarham/Williams)

She said she wanna tell me everything all night long
She said she wanna get her name into a song
So we go dancing in the daylight and everything is good right now
I can hold my pain in and we can have our love for a while

But you better stop and save yourself
You could have anyone else
Stop, save yourself
You could have anyone else
Stop, save yourself
You could have anyone else
Stop, save yourself
You better save yourself

She said she wanna get up into my biz for a day
And I could have her I could keep her but I can’t make it rain
So I’m listening to the rain drum listening to the silent sound, yeah
While I’m hearing everybody else screaming out loud

Boy you better stop, save yourself
You could have anyone else
Stop, save yourself
You could have anyone else
Stop, save yourself
You could have anyone else
Stop, save yourself
You better save yourself
You better save yourself

Yeah I’m sleeping with a snake tonight
And nowadays what’s wrong feels right
I was a bastard of the worse kind
I looked you in the eyes still told you a lie
Drinking cheap champagne, no I can’t complain
Pushed into the lights these are the pressures of fame
And it’s still all good there’s only one thing wrong
You know what it is and I told you
Well I’m a monster

I’m turning into a monster
And I don’t want to be a monster anymore, no
I’ve got to leave you alone
But I can’t leave you alone

6. King of What
(Feinberg/Shaw)

You say every man's a king
King of what?
They say every man's a king
A king of what?
I got my bullets, bag and stone don't wake me up I'm in the zone
And I believe the trees not those innuendo seeds
Everything is light see no voodoo in the night
Hear no evil, fear no evil what's the reason for the fight?
If every man's a king
A King of what?
They say every man's a king
A king of what?

I can hear you on the other line tell stories from another time
Lawsuit love is all we know like fleeing dogs in heavy snow
Wait in wonder, watch in awe
Who we were is all we are

It's getting dangerous, dangerous
It's getting dangerous

You say every man's a king
King of what?
You say every man's a king
A king of what?
Of every step that he will take
Every move that he must make
Every waking moment he's alive
Every thought and spoken word
Laughter, sob or sigh he heard
Every ounce of love that's in his heart
He's a king
We are kings

7. Stand Up
(Shaw/Girardot)

And I should’ve been murdered by now
And I’ve got fifteen people wondering
How the hell’d he make it out
I carry this bucket of pain
And I’ve got 18 dollars to my mother-fucking name
And it’s not a life it’s a game
And I’m a two-ton wrecking ball filled with pain
And I’ve got a lot to say
And I’m still feeling good from yesterday

So stand up if you’re out in the crowd
Get down, make the doctor proud
Stand up, if you’re out in the crowd
Get down, make the doctor proud

Well I don’t know everything
But I sure wish I did
Then every time I’d catch a case
I wouldn’t pop off so much at the lid
I’d have my get out of jail card
Popped cool and ready to go
And then I’d pay my tax and bail money
Cuz I’m a tax paying fool
So we gotta

Stand up if you’re out in the crowd
Get down, make the doctor proud
Stand up, if you’re out in the crowd
Get down, make the doctor proud
Stand up
Get down
Stand up
Get down

He’s a little boy with a son and a daughter
He’s got no wife no he’s got no father
He’s just trying to make it through
This hard hard winter
Toes freezing no reason he’s got no dinner
He’s a product of the music
A product of his time
A product of addiction in a very long line
Of users and abusers who just couldn’t
Keep it straight oh man I wish I didn’t know one
I hope it ain’t too late
So won’t you call your mama
Call your daddy you can call your sister too
Cuz we’ve been out here walking that hard line
You never ever could’ve made it through

And now we’re seven hundred billion strong
We still can’t tell right from wrong
So I’m gonna keep on dreaming until the cows come home
When drug store America starts taking care of their own
Start taking care of their own
Yeah yeah
So we gotta

Stand up if you’re out in the crowd
Get down, make the doctor proud
Stand up, if you’re out in the crowd
Get down, make the doctor proud
Stand up
Get down
Stand up
Get down

Oh you gotta stand up
Oh yeah
Living for this feeling
We’ve got nowhere to go
Stand up
Oh yeah
I’m living for this feeling
I’ve got nowhere to go
Stand up
Oh yeah
Living for this feeling
We’ve got nowhere to go
Stand up

8. All In The Family
(Shaw/Feinberg/Girardot)

You know the fight in me
It will never be gone
My good side and bad don’t need no chaperone
I’m living city pretty New Orleans
With my hood good girl
She’s my honeybee
And she never ever lies to me
But she sure knows how to lie with me
I caught a cold case of love from the past
Now I’m here to shake the funk out your ass

Are you happy with the plans you’re making?
Are you satisfied with who you are?
Now its on cuz the Karma’s free
If you want to role the dice and play the cards with me
You better jump in line baby while the bets are free
Cuz ain’t no pretty girl ever changing me
I’ve got a coked out neighbor
I’m losing my gas
And all I ever have to do is pass the test
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon

We’ve got the feeling in our bones
We’re all just one big family now
We’ve got the feeling in our bones
We’re all just one big family now
All in the family now

We’re keeping it moving baby
We’re keeping it moving baby
We’re keeping it moving baby
We’re keeping it moving baby
We’re keeping it moving
Keeping it moving
Keeping it moving
Keeping it moving
Keeping it moving
Keeping it moving
Keeping it moving baby

Are you happy with the plans you’re making?
Are you satisfied with who you are?
Did you create your world around you?
Or did you let them drive your feelings far?

Are you happy with the plans you’re making?
Are you satisfied with who you are?
Did you create your world around you?
Or did you let them drive your feelings far?

Are you happy with the plans you’re making?
Are you satisfied with who you are?
Did you create your world around you?
Or did you let them drive your feelings far?

We’ve got the feeling in our bones
We’re all just one big family now
We’ve got the feeling in our bones
We’re all just one big family now
We’ve got the feeling in our bones
We’re all just one big family now
We’ve got the feeling in our bones
We’re all just one big family now
All in the family now

9. Move On
(Campanelli/Girardot)

This is a stick up, I’m here for your love
It’s coming with me where I’m going
Just keep your distance so we can end this,
Without making it a headline story
You’ve had your shot but now we’ll do things my way
Her pistols cocked and the flash was blinding

Do you really wanna live your life inside a wishing well
You’ll be spending more than your last dime buying shit that ain’t for sale
Do you really have to scream I love you to a dial tone at 5 am
Thinking things could never be this good again
Move on alone
Move on alone

So rub your eyelids, enjoy the silence
Cuz freedom doesn’t count for nothing
Give in to hunger cuz in the jungle
Everybody’s stealing something
I'm looking back and seeing mass destruction
Covered in ash from your last eruption

Do you really wanna live your life inside a wishing well
You’ll be spending more than your last dime buying shit that ain’t for sale
Do you really have to scream I love you to a dial tone at 5 am
Thinking things could never be this good again
Move on alone

Do you really wanna live your life inside a wishing well
You’ll be spending more than your last dime buying shit that ain’t for sale
Do you really have to scream I love you to a dial tone at 5 am
Thinking things could never be this good again
Move on alone

10. Need You
(Feinberg/Shaw)

I don't need you brain playing tricks on me
I don't need you double vision that which I sometimes see
I don't need you heart always beating on me
I don't need you pit in my stomach
I don't need you shaky knees

I don't need you
I don't need you me
I don't need you
You need me
You need me

I don't need you legs refusing to stand
I don't need you blood boiling
I don't need you grabbing hands
I don't need you lungs always getting out of breath
I don't need you bloodshot eyes refusing me my rest

I don't need you
I don't need you me
I don't need you
You need me
You need me
You need me
You need me

I don't need you
You need me
I can't live without you, no no no
I don't need you
I don't need you
I can't live without you
You need me

I don't need you
You need me
I don't need you
I don't need you
You need me
You need me

11. Amber
(Shaw)

Amber I can hear the sound
Watching over you
Watching over you
I know you can break the spell
Possibly true
Possibly true
Amber I can hear the sound
It’s watching over you
It’s watching over you
And I know you can break the spell
It’s possibly true
It’s possibly true

I know you’re just like me
You want a piece of the party
I can’t take it right now
I know you’re just like me
You want a piece of the party
But I can’t take it right now

Yeah I’m hopping on a plane tonight
I don’t know where I’m going to/gonna go, no
Somewhere to get my feelings right
There’s so much she doesn’t/don’t know
I never took that easy way
And I don’t care about that open road
My heart’s well worn bad
And it’s chilling in a rusty pool

Amber I can hear the sound
It’s watching over you
It’s watching over you
I know you can break the spell
It’s possibly true
It’s possibly true

I know you’re just like me
You want a piece of the party
I can’t take it right now
I know you’re just like me
You want a piece of the party
But I can’t take it right now
I know you’re just like me
You want a piece of the party
I can’t take it right now
I know you’re just like me
You want a piece of the party
I can’t take it
I can’t take it
I can’t take it

I’ll see you through the night
I’ll see you through the fight
I’ll see you through the night
I’ll see you through the fight
I’ll see you through the fight
I’ll see you
I’ll see you through the fight
I’ll see you through the fight

12. Bulletproof
(Gekas/Shaw/Feinberg)

Patience is still bitter in your mouth
The sweet taste was stolen
That’s the story of the south
Part of me was home and the other half was gone
And I can’t feel the pain when I’m lying all along

Cuz I was breaking down and she was snorting cocaine in my bed
I was making money
Somehow I know it’s gonna be all alright
Something came to me in the wind last night
And now it’s coming down
Oh it’s all coming out
And I can’t stop it now no

Get out your bulletproof vest
They can send them shots to your chest
We’re gonna make it now
We’re gonna make it out
Get out your bulletproof vest
They can send them shots to your chest
We’re gonna make it now
We’re gonna make it

So take it in tonight
Girl your head ain’t right
We could have a date
So we could share this life
There’s something that I know
In the wind as it blows
It’s better to believe
Than to lie to everyone you know

I’m breaking down and she was snorting cocaine in my bed
I was making money
Somehow I know its gonna be all alright
Something came to me in the wind last night
I got a heart,
You got a heart
Well that don't tell me just who you are
I got to know
I got to know
I got to know
I got to know
We got to go

Get out your bulletproof vest
They can send them shots to your chest
We’re gonna make it now
We’re gonna make it out
Get out your bulletproof vest
They can send them shots to your chest
We’re gonna make it now
We’re gonna make it out

Ooooooh's

Patience is still bitter in your mouth
The sweet taste was stolen
That’s the story of the south
Part of me was home
The other half was gone
And I can’t feel the pain when I’m lying all alone

Cuz I was breaking down and she was snorting cocaine in my bed
I was making money
Somehow I know its gonna be all alright
Something came to me in the wind last night

Get out your bulletproof vest
They can send them shots to your chest
We’re gonna make it now
We’re gonna make it out
Get out your bulletproof vest
They can send them shots to your chest
We’re gonna make it now
We’re gonna make it

13. Fade Away
(Shaw/Williams)

You got the potion yeah you really do
Make everybody fall in love with you
Call me your lover call me another
All I hear are lies from you
They're throwing stones and you’re feeling bad
Blue baby friends are all you ever had
Lie to you I won’t
Lie to me you may
But now is not the time and death is not the place but

Would you come with me
I want you to come with me
Cuz I can’t do this alone
Oh and society is putting scars on my body
It’s got me acting so naughty
Setting fire to my home

I’m just another skeleton in her closet
A freak like no one knows
Buried bones up in her backyard with dirt between my toes
Yeah I used to really love her
But now I just don't know
The time between us faded all the love I felt below
And I wish I may I wish I might have some love today
You know I could
You know I would find a way to stay
But now is not the time and here is not the place
I’m on my way to somewhere these scars I can't erase

So would you come with me
Oh I want you to come with me
Cuz I can’t do this alone, no
Ohh and society is putting scars on my body
It’s got me acting so naughty
Setting fire to my home

Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah

Would you come with me
Oh I want you to come with me
Cuz I can’t do this alone
Oh and society is putting scars on my body
It’s got me acting so naughty
Setting fire to my home

Oh no no yeah
Oh no no
It’s putting scars on my body
Setting fire to my home

Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Oh and it makes no difference
It makes no difference to me
I’m feeling so god damn good
Oh yeah
It makes no difference
It makes no difference to me
Yeah yeah yeah

14. Men Amongst Mountains
(Shaw/Girardot)

We are men amongst mountains
Pressing into the night
But we know not what we do
We know not what we do
We are the ones
We are the ones
That turned the fire into light
But we know not what we do
With the changes we go through

Love makes it easy
It makes it all right

In the mouth of the wolf we lay
And chase the sun to sleep
If we never come down
We won’t ever come down
It don’t make no difference to me
We are the ones
We are the ones
That turned the fire into light
But we know not what we do
With the changes we go through

Love makes it easy
It makes it all right
Love makes it easy
It makes it all right
To do what we do
Do what we do

Oh I say my prayers in the morning
I get up in the afternoon
And I’m sailing out to no one but you
I scream to the gods above me
Here we go, let me know

Father of mine let me sing you a song
You’ve been singing in the rain
You’ve been singing so long
And I wanna know could I ever be saved?
If I lived a life of lies and a life of love today

Love makes it easy
It makes it all right
Love makes it easy
It makes it all right

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City of Sound

1. When I’m Able
2. When I Die
3. Upright
4. Pretty Photograph
5. Navigate Below
6. Criminal
7. Chase’s Houe
8. Masquerade
9. Up In The Air
10. BTBD

1. When I’m Able
(Shaw/Gekas/Feinberg/Campanelli/Ingraham/Williams)

When the night comes and I’m able
I could see you across the table
You’re a shooting star staring at me
I’m paranoid now why are you laughing?
So I called you just to call you
I’m on a roll now still looking for you
Looking out that window pane
I feel the soft rain I’m going down the drain
It’s washing me away
That’s why I called you just to call you
It’s not like I left you at the altar
Got to get this boulder off our shoulder
And make this load here a little bit lighter

If you got something left to say
Would you could you see me

In the daylight you’re a mystery
I catch a cool glimpse and let it stone me
When are we coming closer to what this could be
Somehow I feel a little bit further
Further from the truth it’s not typical
I feel invisible some days I’m miserable
So if you ever want to see me
Just take a load off wild and free

If you got something left to say
Would you could you see me
Because I see you when I am able
Yes I see you

When the truth came out it was you

David Shaw: Vocals Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitar Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone Michael Girardot: Keys, Trumpet

 

2. When I Die
(Campanelli)

When it’s late at night and dark as hell
Where I’m going to well you know damn well
I ain’t got nobody else to blame
Cause you know it’s my fault and ain’t it a shame

The pearly locks on the pearly gates
ain’t just for show make no mistake
Can nothing I do in this life of sin
make it up enough to ever get me in

So when I die I know in my life
I ain’t done things well, tried to do things right
It’s been a long dark road and try as I might
I can’t make it any closer to the golden light

I’m a long lost soul meant to toil all day
Inmate of my mind, with nothing to say
You can’t break those chains so let them be
I’m not the one who ever held this key
There’s one thing that I know for sure
No matter what I do, there is no cure
For the things I’ve said, the things I’ve done
There’s only one chance it’s his only son

So when I die I know in my life
I ain’t done things well tried to do things right
It’s been a long dark road and try as I might
I can’t make it any closer to the golden light

I’m close to the edge I lit my soul on fire
So when I die I know in my life
I ain’t done things well tried to do things right
It’s been a long dark road and try as I might
I can’t make it any closer to the golden light
I’m close to the edge and holding on
All I can do is set my soul on fire with the golden light

David Shaw: Vocals Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitar Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone Michael Girardot: Keys, Trumpet

 

3. Upright
(Campanelli)

You broke my heart to save our one true chance to grow old year-by-year
Forever we’re dancing away a summer’s night without all the rain
You can rely on me honey I’ll always remain
You’re confident you know you’re my best friend
You’re the thoughts in my mind that I can’t comprehend
Like you and me living two worlds so departed
Forever you’re the only one who’ll mend my heart

Lie on the ceiling stare up at the floor
Fall upstairs to answer quiet knocks on my back door
There’s water in the streets and roots in the sky
Wind blows away my mind I’m up all night
The earth don’t spin unless I’m by your side
One day together babe we’ll flip the world upright
We’re gonna flip the world upright

Don’t speed to find me babe but don’t you drive slow
I’ll be here waiting in the place that you know
Shoes hang in windows and no one knows my name
Now that you’re gone I’m the only one to blame
For a heart that hardened with each shortening breath
The undeserved tears that your blue eyes wept
That seeped into the cracks I carved in the ground and
Slowly but surely tipped our world up side down

Lie on the ceiling stare up at the floor
Fall upstairs to answer quiet knocks on my back door
There’s water in the streets and roots in the sky
Wind blows away my mind I’m up all night
The earth don’t spin unless I’m by your side
One day together babe we’ll flip the world upright
We’re gonna flip the world upright

Don’t deny it, in your diary I saw you wrote how you still love me
The imprint of the words that have all been erased Fifth line, third page
You want to see me as I do you
You wish it felt the way it used to
And I can tell you it’s coming soon

David Shaw: Vocals Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Percussion Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar
George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone Michael Girardot: Keys

 

4. Pretty Photograph
(Shaw)

We broke out the hounds
Track them down, track them down, track them down
And lock them up pound for pound
Eye for an eye I’ve come to know
In the city the city of sound

Timeless is how long you’ll sing
When you’re not with the one in your dreams
She sends her love for me to see
A pretty photograph to my telephone screen

Well I really don’t know what time will tell
I never grew up I’ve never been in jail
I’ve seen the inside of a cinder block cell
With eyes rolled back in head oh well
It’s been a long time coming I’m proud to say
I know what it takes to greet a sunny day
You keep on pushing those clouds away
While your knocking on wood every goddamn day

Timeless is how long you’ll sing
When you’re not with the one in your dreams
She sends her love for me to see
A pretty photograph to my telephone screen

I really don’t know what time will tell
I never grew up I’ve never been in jail
I’ve seen the inside of a cinder block cell
With eyes rolled back in head oh well
It’s been a long time coming, I’m proud to say
I know what it takes to greet a sunny day
You keep on pushing those clouds away
While your knocking on wood every god damn day
Timeless is

David Shaw: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Rich Vogel: Keys
John Michael Rouchell: Acoustic.Guitar Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Electric Guitar Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar
George Gekas: Bass Rob Ingraham: Saxophone, Vocals

 

The sun itself is colorblind
To the light it’s putting out somehow

I watched it pass as a rider
Gaze away from the seat
Digital map live driver
Stomach’s full head is hungry

The women of the highway do their best to get by
My best is unrealized
The worst is when the best goes untried
You can call it fear of failure, dying to succeed
The wind blows at closed windows
The billboards advertise their greed

Take a look at my outlet
Lend your ear to the beat
You think you heard something
It’s just the jingling of my spare key

We can work it out
We’re not heroes no
Look up to the sky
Navigate Below

The thrills sought after
They are numerous now
You can find them in the ether in any part of any town
In any heart that’s crooked or straight
In the sunlit hours or when it’s late
Wander the prism
Witness the schism
See the Yin-Yang cousins dancing Buddha rhythm

Feel the sheet rock rattle below
See the confidence surely grow
With an army of days reflected through the haze
Wisdom will accumulate.

We can work it out
We’re not heroes no
Look up to the sky
Navigate Below

David Shaw: Vocals, Tambourine Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitars Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone Michael Girardot: Trumpet

 

6. Criminal
(Shaw/Williams)

Hello…can anyone hear me?
I can’t believe you came undone that’s not your style
I’m the only one who ever believed in you
I always saw you through
the toughest of times that’s my style
You were broke
you were tired
you were cold
you were living a lie friend
and I’ll be with you till the end
Is this all a con and lie?

I’m a criminal I do this everyday
I take the low road
I roam the highways
Maybe we’ll meet again
Maybe we’ll die today
Maybe we’ll live forever never throw this love away

Hello… am I coming in clear girl?
Take a look in the mirror
I know you don’t like what you see
Slip away slip away
for a moment, not a day
It’s all right child
I’ll hide you in the safe and sound
But I never like that side
you know because

I’m a criminal
I do this everyday
I take the low road
I roam the highways
Maybe we’ll meet again
Maybe we’ll die today
Maybe we’ll live forever, never throw this love away

Hello, do you think that you’re able
To sit at my table, and speak with the right kind of mind
It’s all just a dream so clean what you clean and be dirty
I get a feeling that the lows are chasing the highs down
They hide in the safe and sound
There will come a day when the night will be ours
you know because

I’m a criminal
I do this everyday
I take the low road
I roam the highways
Maybe we’ll meet again
Maybe we’ll die today
Maybe we’ll live forever, never throw this love away

I’m a criminal
I throw this love away
I do this everyday

David Shaw: Vocals Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitar Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar
George Gekas: Bass Rob Ingraham: Saxophone

 

7. Chase’s House
(Shaw/Feinberg/Campanelli)

You pick me up, you put me down
Although you never made a sound
I’m living natural feeling free
So I drift away, thinking in blurred photographs
All the way to the mansion of my mind
You push buttons I pull weight
Every single day
You’re a fool to think I’d waste, and throw this all away
Spending all this time
Weighs heavy on my dime
Everyday, I ain’t got a second to waste

Well I know I’m no fun
When I’m moping like the pope
Humming Otis in the rain
These arms of mine will hold up hope
And I can’t tell if I’m owed, or do I owe
So I’ll put that on the list of all the things I’ll never know

You pick me up, you put me down
And still we’re wrapped up in the love
That’s always hung around
Tell me is this all a dream
Swimming the unconscious stream
That flows into the mansion of my mind
Let there be light
Let there be longing for a better way of life
It’s not neurotic it’s melodic when we’re struggling
Hanging from the fallen string
Unraveling the fabric of my time

Well I know I’m no fun
When I’m moping like the pope
Humming Otis in the rain
These arms of mine will hold up hope
And I can’t tell if I’m owed, or do I owe
So I’ll put that on the list of all the things I’ll never know

Ben Ellman: iPad Funkbox Beat David Shaw: Vocals
Andrew Campanelli: Drums Zack Feinberg: Guitar Cara Burns: additional hand claps
Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone Michael Girardot: Keys, Trumpet

 

8. Masquerade
(Shaw)

It’s a masquerade
with all the troops out on parade
Up till now we’ve saved
Every woulda, coulda, shoulda
that could’ve ever been made
Riding tall on a ten foot bicycle
Feeling small when I passed by city hall
I caught a glimpse of the night mayor dressed in black
taking nips from a flask filed with cognac
With the memory of R.C.N speckled in trash
I made a mad-hatter dash for the Frenchman stash
I hope a couple grams will last
Because there’s four lungs puffin’ mama you can do the math

It’s a masquerade
with all the troops out on parade
Up till now we’ve saved
Every woulda, coulda, shoulda
That could’ve ever been made

Look at us now
Riding on the rooftops letting it out
You could have the same
We could be as one
We could find a solution in the sun

Now I’m breathing into you
And I don’t even know your name
If my breath’s enough to save your life
Why won’t it stop all these games?
Politicians playing with all of our minds
Wrecking all of our lives
They’re like blind surgeons in the dark
Their blue pens are scalpels in disguise
It’s a masquerade
Insecurity guard, there’s a force at the border
That won’t be let on

It’s a masquerade
with all the troops out on parade
Up till now we’ve saved
Every woulda, coulda, shoulda
That could’ve ever been made
Look at us now
Riding on the rooftops letting it out
You could have the same
We could be as one
We could find a solution in the sun
I don’t need to fall into all your lies
It’s all I see for you and I
I’m in a dream I’m holding on
I’ll be here you’ll be gone
Hurry, hurry, hurry I need you now
In the dark we find the sound

David Shaw: Vocals, Guitar Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitar Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone Michael Girardot: Keys, Trumpet

 

9. Up In The Air
(Shaw)

Joanie packed her bags
Made sure to bring her mate’
Told her mom and dad that
She never met nobody else
Quite like lee
He moved down from Oregon in the rain
Established a connection with an underground king
They’ll have it all, in the blink of an eye
I’m the only one who knows how this happened all so fast
We both grew up together
I thought I knew this love would last
Guess I was wrong, Heaven song, goodness gone
In the blink of an eye

She’s a very pretty girl
With a magnolia smile
In this white wedding world
It only takes a little while
To get what you want
When no one’s looking in

There’s a river running through
The backwoods of her brain
It brought a rapid fast delivery
Of aqua colored pain, that no one could see
Pity please, pretty please goes on in the night
They’re trading places, they’re missing faces
Their wanted poster’s on the wall
They’re keeping pace with
Two hopped up hippies in the Superdome
Mama calling on the phone, when you coming home?

She’s a very pretty girl
With a magnolia smile
In this white wedding world
It only takes a little while
To get what you want
When no one’s looking in
Go get what you want
When no one’s looking in

So I keep an eye out for the bright searchlight
I swear I’ll never let you down again
And if we try with all our mite
Maybe we can reach the shore again

But there’s something in the air
That’s keeping me up, and I know why…

So I keep an eye out for the bright searchlight
I swear I’ll never let you down again
And if we try with all our might
Maybe we can reach the shore again
I’ve searched for you all my life
Stealing in those backwood halls again
It’s up in the air the feelings we shared
I never know just where to begin

David Shaw: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitar Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone, Vocals

 

10. BTBD
(Shaw/Williams)

Hello my friend
Are you happy with what you see?
I know that things aren’t right between you and me
Under the scope, I’ve done all that I can
And I have been watched by many of jealous men

Who are you?

This one goes out to all my fallen friends
I know that we’ll all be together in the end
So hold your loved ones close
For forever and a day
I know only god can tell when we’ll be washed away

Who are you?
Who are you still inside of me?
Who are you still in love with me?
I told you so…

All that she needs is a banker, a toy, a boy and a dress
All that he needs is a lock on the door
Some love in his heart to fill this hole in his chest
You could be the love, I could be the fight
We could say forever, staying up all night
This is about as low as I could be tonight
You could be the love, I could be the fight

Who are you?

Who are you still inside of me?
Who are you still in love with me?
My place is cold, I’ve been up all night
I’m alone, but it’s alright
Is it in the air?
I feel it in the air

I’ve said it too many times
The places I go could white out your eyes like the color of snow
The rain or the sun could never prepare you
For the seduction that comes with a fare
Hot fire sex in the third degree
Burning blunts, blowing lines, popping ecstasy
I’m free from their world
It had its hooks in me
Still a fish out of water, but now I can breath
All that she needs
A banker, a toy, a boy and a dress
It’s all that she needs

David Shaw: Vocals, Guitar Andrew Campanelli: Drums
Zack Feinberg: Guitar, Banjo Ed Williams: Pedal Steel Guitar George Gekas: Bass
Rob Ingraham: Saxophone Michael Girardot: Keys, Trumpet

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Vital Signs

1. Not Turn Away
2. Shot of Tears
3. Catching Fireflies
4. Soul’s Too Loud
5. Purple Heart
6. Straw Man
7. Ride The Earth
8. Appreciate Me I
9. Appreciate Me II
10. Don’t Get Caught Up
11. Two Ton Wrecking Ball
12. Hurricane Winslow

1. Not Turn Away
(Campanelli)

All I can see are blurs of red and yellow
through the raindrops on my windshield
nothing is clear to me but it seems nobody’s moving
is it an accident or just me nowhere to go
I hope that you will follow me ‘cause
it’s you that I’ve been missing

I hope that you were listening
when I said that you could be the only one
and what did I say to make you doubt me
and after that night
when you began to come around
what could I have done to make you stay
not turn away

the windshield wipers screech me back to consciousness
it seems that it’s stopped raining
the sky has cleared up the southern stars are shining
the thought of you has got me blinded
the radio plays a story of redemption
drowns out the leaking tire’s hissing
I hope that you were listening when I said
that you could be the only one
what did I say to make you doubt me
and after that night
when you began to come around
what could I have done to make you stay
not turn away

I want to be the light the light in your eyes every smile and
I want to be the one who loves you
I got a feeling inside you know it makes me feel like dying
‘cause you know I’m always thinking of you

I remember a time looking down that long road
it was you and me and mystery
we’d go for a ride drink a toast to happy endings
but now the bottle’s dry and empty
now that you’re gone never to return again
everything we had was history
hope that you are listening when I say
I have found my only one and
nothing I could say would make her doubt me
and every night the sun descends into the ground and
she’s the only one I want to stay
and not turn away.

2. Shot Of Tears
(Shaw)

I saw my baby-o late last night
camp said he took a shot of my tears
oh no I couldn’t believe I had a shipwrecked life
‘cause I never left that pier
and so now I’m getting high just like I’m dolomite
maybe even Sally DeBeers
we’re taking shots to the brain
we fill ourselves with that love man it’s all enough for the fame

but it’s never enough
no it’s never enough

she’s a cabbage patch baby born under the sun
she came into this world at one hell of a time
the middle east was under fire from the B.Y.O.B’s
that’s the bullshit years of Bush for all you righty tighties
she broke all the rules and never paid for one
‘til that fateful day when she brandished a gun
stole herself a guitar and then a whole damn band
pilfered a bottle of Jack cooked up in a frying pan

but it’s never enough
no it’s never enough
‘cause she’s the queen of my world
and I swear

so check your Vital Signs when your heart fails

you well the band woke up in the morning realized what had been done
they’d all been kidnapped now with nowhere to run
Benny was a drummer she knew from way back when
he played drums for her once and then he dove right in
them pink silky panties with a couple of runs
he left early in the morning swore he’d be back for more fun
but the clock it never lie even to this voodoo child
and the next time that she saw him she put that gun to his eye

never enough
no it’s never enough
cause she’s the queen of my world
and I swear

so check your vital signs when your heart fails

you we’re out of control

I saw my baby out late last night
Camp said he took a shot of my tears
but it’s never enough
no it’s never enough
‘cause she’s the queen of my world
and I swear she’s bound to fall.

3. Catching Fireflies
(Shaw/Williams)

My baby told me
you gotta get better if you ever wanna win
and I know that
she’s not getting any better man she just sin
I still love her
but I know I was once there wearing them shoes
I’m still hurting
‘cause the woman I love’s giving me the blues

sitting here sober
but I wonder what shape she’ll find me in
I need her under my skin
like a junkie needs heroin
and I’m never going back to Snake n’ Jakes
the amount of money I spent I could’ve bought the place
not to mention that they know my face
now it’s hell getting out the place

so I’m walking the streets tonight
I’m catching some fireflies
some would say that I’m living a lie
but no more today no more tonight
you could say that I’m under the gun
nine million miles away from the sun
I’ve hesitated much too long
but I’m still having fun hope you’re having fun

belly up in an ambulance
I spent Sunday making doctor friends
I could’ve used a pair of depends
I hope that made you laugh ‘cause you know I’m a gentlemen
heaven found me living didn’t find me dead
got a permanent ash mark on my forehead
but it still couldn’t save me from lying in bed
staring at your clothes in the closet while I was out of my head

so I’m walking the streets tonight
I’m catching some fireflies
some would say that I’m living a lie
but no more today no more tonight
you could say that I’m under the gun
nine million miles away from the sun
I’ve hesitated much too long
but I’m still having fun hope you’re having fun

I’m a peaceful man today
ain’t got no more weekend wars to wage
so give me one more shot babe

4. Soul’s Too Loud
(Feinberg/Shaw)

It was a story told long ago
about a sweet love that lay below
so people come gather round
and listen to this broken sound from the underground

it’s creeping up from your underground
deep into the living rooms where it can be found
cells work together so vast and small
we are the keepers the kingdom the answer and call

it’s all you need

she walks alone sometimes at night
moving to the rhythm of a losing fight
she takes a drag thinks he’s the same
can’t believe she’s caught up in his greedy game

you can’t just act like she don’t exist
world won’t revolve around the solipsist
the pieces all sum up to a whole
in a crowded fishbowl with sex drugs love and lies there is no easy road

her soul’s too loud
our soul’s too loud
forever is right now
mother nature is all our sound
we’re watching this go down

it was a story told long ago
about a sweet love that lay below
so people come and gather around
listen to this broken sound from the underground

it’s creeping up from the underground
deep into your living rooms where it can be found
we’ll stop on by anytime that you like
just put us in your stereo turn it up to nine

she got that tremolo soul
on and on she goes
she’ll travel round the world
so nobody have to know
it’s all inside her glow
on and on she goes
you can feel her in the night
she’s someone everybody knows

her soul’s to loud
our soul’s too loud
forever is right now
mother nature is all our sound
we’re watching this go down

5. Purple Heart
(Shaw)

Well the soul don’t want to shine on me no more
went from a shot of patron to a broken home now I’m labeled as a whore
I pay my debts in full while I’m shied away from the sun
cause I never wanted anybody else so I lay in what I’ve done

now I feel
that I’ve been doing you wrong you’ve been doing me right
and I think it’s about time
I’ve been a fool for way to long

so now I wear these battle scars each and every night
and I hope they’ll mend up right
my purple heart can’t seem to mend
these broken promises

I’ve sure never been no angel I ain’t no preachers son
so I make my bed by the river side and I lay in what I’ve done
she sure never saw it coming yeah I know I could’ve lied
but I’d rather lay in this river bed than to see her cry at night

now I feel
that I’ve been doing you wrong you’ve been doing me right
and I think it’s about time
I’ve been a fool for way to long

now I wear these battle scars each and every night
and I hope they’ll mend up right
my purple heart can’t seem to mend
these broken promises

so pretty mama tell me how you feel
when you’re stuck in the back of that Coupe de Ville
you’re such a bomb senorita with a body to kill
you’ve taken all my money now give me the thrill

6. Straw Man
(Feinberg/Shaw)

You think you’re pretty bright ‘cause mama called you son that don’t mean nothing
you got your bloody knuckles from breaking bricks with all your muscle it don’t mean nothing

wasting so much energy
searching for an enemy
to ease the doubt and keep your hand
ou can’t knock it down like a strawman

change my gear shift into drive
stay awake while I’m alive
with good humor and a shoddy plan
I can set afire to my strawman

hey you know things could always be easier
hey but though we all complain
even so watch out for meteors, meat-eaters, and other forms of wild game

sold a millions diamonds but never gave up one that don’t mean nothing
you got your bloody nose from breaking bricks with all the girls it don’t mean nothing

hey little Scotty why you on the loose you got your head and your shoulders and a good excuse
excuse the dues freezing your plan you can knock it down like a strawman

hey you know things could always be easier
hey but though we all complain
even so watch out for meteors, meat-eaters, and other forms of wild game

if only this if only that
change the one thing holding me back
and I can make it like it’s not
I’ll be so free sitting on top
the world it flies it does not wait
for you to accept your own fate
come to in all your foolish pride
hear in lies truth you may despise
the skies don’t care much who you are
they’ll strike you down with a meteor

wasting so much energy
searching for an enemy
to ease the doubt and keep my hand
I can’t knock it down like a strawman

7. Ride The Earth
(Campanelli/Feinberg)

Melting in my living room I can’t beat the heat
these women in my neighborhood are burning up the street
tank tops shorts and flip flops so much love to spare
imagine her in waist high grass with a flower in her hair

come away
you won’t find a better day
the city’s burning up my brain
you’ve been dying since your birth come on ride the earth

time passes days grow shorter the kids are back in school
I’ll keep you safe and warm as summer winds turn cool
long sleeves trees with red leaves look like they’re on fire
I’ll lay you down in a mountain bed so I can take you higher

come away
you won’t find a better day
the city’s burning up my brain
you’ve been dying since your birth so come on ride the earth

we believe there’s time to spare
we’ll be fine come what may
European woman with the storm cloud eyes
is your beauty a reality or a natural disguise
we’re sleeping here at the summit ‘cause we got no place to go
so lay your love upon me under eight inches of snow

come away
we won’t find a better day
the city’s burning up my brain
ou’ve been dying since your birth so come on ride the earth

8. Appreciate Me I
(Feinberg/Shaw)

Caught up in a whirlwind now
and I could leave her but I wouldn’t know how
so I’ll just settle for a peaceful smile
and I’ll never move on
been through so much today
and you’ll never stop this electricity
from flowing out your model body directly into mine
you just don’t appreciate me

9. Appreciate Me II
(Shaw)

Hey there babe
you know I came in late
because you just don’t appreciate me

I came in around four
blew out the whole back door
because you just don’t appreciate me and now you’ll see

that I’ll be holding on
to you baby all of my days have been blown rolling around in this haze
and you could fly a starship ahead and be a soul captain mama ‘cause I know you love me
these lessons are true they do exactly what they’re supposed to do
so now say what you want mama say what you will my love is on the table now
it’s been cooking up right for years now it’s gone after all them tears
and you could fly a starship ahead and be a soul captain mama ‘cause I know you love me
these lessons are true they do exactly what they’re supposed to do

you just don’t appreciate me

now I’m gone

babe you know
I’m gone we’re up in this fire light
chasing that starry night
wishing this love went right
it went wrong it went wrong
now the jukebox plays
those songs from the days
when life was just to easy getting by was just a phase you
heard that sweet song
but they mixed it all wrong
and when you came by booboo I know you’re in the wrong

so when you come by next Sunday afternoon
I’ll be up in the living room smoking on some boom boom
playing this guitar for a half an hour more
if you come on over I’m gonna give you something more tonight
to keep holding on to
my love baby all of my days have been blown rolling around in this haze
and you could fly a starship ahead and be a soul captain mama ‘cause I know you love me
these lessons are true they do exactly what they’re supposed to do

‘cause you just don’t appreciate me

10. Don’t Get Caught Up
(Feinberg/Shaw)

Welcome to the party grab everything you can
stock up so high that none can try to burglarize your clan
see the road ahead unfurl just like an infinite gray snake
diluting and polluting the only road we’re bound to take

and I feel like I’m gone

I wanna sleep with the devil wake up next to god
indulge in moderation but travel safely through that fog
I’m getting back in touch with the physical world it’s a finely rough place to be
gonna engage myself into the spiritual world I’m gonna do that chemically

and I feel like I’m gone
so feel it tonight I hope you don’t get caught up in it
let go

I got a newfound love for this rebel road
a little grit a little gravel pack a heavy load
do your rebel dance to the loony moon
break your back to the rhythm in the midnight gloom

coincidence I think so
‘cause you’ll reap what you sow when your tall can gets low
you’ve had too much to think now you’re drowning in the drink
at the bottom of the barrel in the bathroom sink

come one come all
ride the merry go round
cash in your tickets
get lost in the sound
your best friends the cotton bros.
are now on the scene
sleeping with the golden girls
and their blue velvet sheen
you can be the hero
of the underworld so gone
with white ponies and elephants
to garnish your lawn
relax in your state
let the vibe take you away
believe there’s another world
on the other side that waits

feel it tonight
I hope you don’t get caught up in it
let go let go

11. Two Ton Wrecking Ball
(Shaw)

Your bloodshot eyes are so beautiful
they warm my heart just like the night before
now I can’t hide these weathered tears
they’ve stained my skin after all these years

we’ve changed out sides so many times
that I can’t tell just where to draw the line
yeah I know I’ve been acting funny
lately Chelsea

and if this is criminal
then I’m a prisoner
I’m not a bank inside
you can’t just rob my heart
when there’s love involved
you’re like a two ton wrecking ball
you smash my atmosphere
mud up any thought once clear

it’s not a wasted
cause you can check my faith
I loved you once
isn’t that the very same thing
we’ve tried for years
we’ve shown our tears
we’ve grown up quite well
with this life time shattered

yeah I know I’ve been acting funny
lately Chelsea

if this is criminal
then I’m a prisoner
I’m not a bank inside
you can’t just rob my heart
when there’s love involved
you’re like a two ton wrecking ball
you smash my atmosphere
mud up any thought once clear

now la la la
I’m rescued by the flame in your eyes
and it’s been a long time since we’ve cast our shadows on the moon and I realize
that I was always there for you and you were there for me too
but I know it’s time for me to go here’s a shot for you and I’m gone

12. Hurricane Winslow
(Shaw)

You gave up to your limit
and then you broke and I don’t blame you
now I rely on a much simpler living
I’m much more plain these days it’s true

I had to let my feelings go just for the moment
I always had plans to come back home to you
but if my key don’t fit the keyhole and I’m left in this world to make it my home alone
I really really want you to know

I love you more than hurricane winds blow
no I’ll never forget you
and the craziest thing that you’ll never know
is just how much I miss you

seven years ago two souls
collided and they began to grow
and it feels like yesterday
when I dropped you off in front of your home

had to ask you for a kiss
‘cause I knew you were a lady
you had your hand up on my knee
I had your lips on my mind
and I think I kissed your cheek and darling that’s just fine

‘cause we had time
we had time
and we still got time
to celebrate
set this straight
this was never our fate

‘cause I love you more than hurricane winds blow
no I’ll never forget you
and the craziest thing that you’ll never know
is just how much I miss you

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The Revivalists EP

1. Concrete (Fish Out Of Water)
2. Sunny Days
3. Mary Joanna + The Music
4. Common Cents
5. Soulfight

1. Concrete (Fish Out Of Water)
(Feinberg)

As if it's some powering fate that holds us and binds us
Lo and behold we pray that it finds us
Answer my prayers
Mend all my tear
To me my mind cares but like a fish out of water
I just can't breathe
You would walk all over me if I was mixed in this old concrete

Sitting here mixing my favorite poisons
Coming out my stereo the finest of noises
I'll know the darkness before I see the light
Sometimes you've got to fall down to stand on your feet all right

like a fish out of water
I just can't breathe
You would walk all over me if I was mixed in this old concrete
Inside this earth are infinite places
6 billion people inside their own spaces
There's hard time weather
we're all in this together so unbury your own treasure
Because it's all right now
it's all right now

Like a fish out of water you know I just can't breathe
You can't walk all over me
I'm not mixed in this old concrete

2. Sunny Days
(Shaw)

Woah oh oh oh oh oh you know those sunny days
yep they seem to get in my way
no I kinda like a darker haze
ooh to float around up in space
so bartender be kind tonight
and fill my cup to the brim
cuz we all want to dance the night
and fill the cup

so I guess I better hold my drink real steady
cuz the vibe in the room makin me a little giddy
feel the beat in the room like a O'day in the womb
knockin clocks off the walls when the bass goes boom

So now I’m spinning round like a dreidel in a fable
guess its time to catch a cab back to rock the cradle
throw a twenty for the ride grab my keys to go inside
stop to feed my hound dog sleeping on his raw hide

so now I go inside being quiet as a mouse
slip into the bed to reveal her flower blouse
she’s high man smokin on a bowl
she says “Hey David won’t you get the fuck out!”

Woah oh oh oh oh oh oh ya know them sunny days
yup they seem to get in my way
no I kinda like a darker haze
ooh to float around up in space
so bartender be kind tonight
and fill my cup to the brim
cuz we all want to dance the night
and fill the cup with sin
with sin with sin with sin with sin with sin with sin

One shot for all you lovers
two shots for your queens
three for my man up at NYC
four for them girlies on the back of the bus
five shots for the women who never gonna fuss
six for my mom, seven for my dad
eight for the ladies dressin scantily clad
nine for my boys out in PCB
and ten for my love don’t know why you love me

Woah oh oh oh oh oh oh ya know them sunny days
yup they seem to get in my way
no I kinda like a darker haze
ooh to float around up in space
so bartender be kind tonight
and fill my cup to the brim
cuz we all want to dance the night
and fill the cup with sin
with sin with sin with sin with sin with sin with sin

Right now I feel so connected to you
it don’t matter what you do
you're on my mind
these blankets ohhh won't keep us warm
then I know I'm gonna have to lay down in your thighs...
make me cry... ohhhhhh ohhhh

3. Mary Joanna + The Music
(Shaw)

Lyrics not available

4. Common Cents
(Shaw)

Lyrics not available

5. Soulfight
(Shaw)

Isn't anybody home in here
It's getting cold and I just don't care
So I'm gonna find something else to do
Just take a really good look at me
I'm 22 and I still don't see why
All of you people can't get along anymore
Falling down ain't so hard to do
Your only crutch be the bottle of brew
So I'm gonna find something else to do uh huh
Cuz if I ever was to say to you
All the things that you wanted me to love
Then I'd have to find something else to do uh huh

So I'm gonna stand here by your fire
Cuz it's a cold one tonight
I'm taking care of soulfight
And you're the reason why
I don't ask questions, I don't tell no lies
And that's the reason why
I'm taking care of soulfight
And you're the reason why

Oh my god I almost died last night
Wrecked my car and totaled my life
So I'm gonna find something else to do uh huh
Cuz if I ever was to say to you
All the things that you wanted me to love
I'd have to find something else to do uh huh

So I'm gonna stand here by your fire
Cuz it's a cold one tonight
I'm taking care of soulfight
And you're the reason why
I don't ask questions, I don't tell no lies
And that's the reason why
I'm taking care of soulfight
And you're the reason why
Ohh you're the reason why
You're the reason why...
Ohh you're the reason why..

So mother Mary won't you come sing a song for me
And make it last all damn night
Cuz you know I can't hang on you see
While this noose pulls me so tight
We'll ill scratch and bleed from my finger nails
Until every bit of me was gone
Cuz I didn't want her and I didn't need her
So now I leave it alone

So I'm gonna stand here by your fire
Cuz it's a cold one tonight
I'm taking care of soulfight
And you're the reason why
I don't ask questions, I don't tell no lies
And that's the reason why
I'm taking care of soulfight
And you're the reason why
Oh you're the reason why
Oh you're the reason why
Oh you're the reason why

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