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  • I Choose You

    Back it up, back it up,

    Cause I’m caught on a feeling

    Is it us? Is it us? 

    Think I already knew

    Won’t talk too much, talk too much

    But my heart’s been concealing

    That I Choose You, 

    I Choose You

    Back it Up, back it up,

    Cause it feels like I’m dreaming

    That this love’s like a drug if I’m telling the truth

    Is it us? Is it us? 

    That just sounds so appealing

    And I choose you, 

    I choose you

  • Wayside

    (Chorus)

    When my mind starts slipping, I don’t want to fall to the wayside

    When the ballrooms skipping, turn around and swing to the groove

    And count all your blessings and push the silly shit to the wayside

    When the cats gone missing, I don’t know what I’m gonna do. 

    (Verse)

    Don’t start with me, I’ve got to get the lead out

    If I’ve got dreams of living in the penthouse

    Don’t look at me, I’m making my own way out

    Breaking all the rules

    Stop and freeze, but get it when it’s flowing

    Falling free just means you’ll feel it in the morning

    Fly trapeze, leaping til I’m soaring

    What’s there left to lose? 

  • Dirty Water

    I break bread with the lions club And drink the dirty water
    Wash my sins in a tub of blood Cause now I’m after you

    Dive into the giant flood
    And bathe in dirty water
    Cause these things aren’t what they was They’ve all been up to you

    Behind the screens of shady hollow
    I lose the things that I knew
    So don’t leave your dreams until tomorrow And chase what’s following you
    And now I don’t care what you say
    I can’t think of another way
    So now I’m just going way

    Steadily goes the marching beat
    But honestly things ain’t what they seem These walls deceive what’s inside of me As silently, we return to sleep

    Suddenly I get lost, Suddenly I get tossed, Suddenly I don’t care Suddenly, I’m not scared

  • Lightning Guider

    (Verse 1)

    Oleanders dancing,

    Drifting into night

    Who feels like taking chances?

    Like falling from the sky?

    I feel the wind a-blowin’

    It’s bringing in a change

    But tides, they keep on turning

    The water will be stained

    And the ghosts are all keeping me warm

    As I dive further into the storm

    (Verse 2)

    Can you hear the whispers?

    They’re wrapped around my brain

    They’re giving me the answers to questions that remain

    Will we ever find it when all the tales are told?

    Will we ever find it? The path to the unknown

    (Pre-chorus)

    And my patience is weak

    Just can’t float in the breeze

    And I feel myself wasting away

    (Chorus x2)

    Why’s it got to be, that the lightning comes in streaks?

    And I can’t understand my dreams until they’re gone

    When it all becomes the same and there’s no one left blame

    Why can’t I understand my pain ’til I move along?

    And the ghosts are all keeping me warm

    As I dive further into the storm, into the storm

  • Move Along

    (Verse 1)

    Fabricated lies of fortunes lead us on the path to infamy. 

    Once I saw the road, the one less traveled,

    I began to be

    (Chorus)

    Cause all your wildest dreams come from written pages,

    Lost in what you see 

    But all our lives our dreams have been locked in cages

    Dream your dream with me

    (Verse 2)

    Dark tormented souls will try and rock your boat but love is all you need

    Faced with stormy skies, when salt falls from your eyes

    Go gently with the breeze 

    (Chorus)

    Pack all your things before you go

    Don’t even have to leave a note

    Take all your sins and melodies 

    Live with yourself and you’ll be free

    Move Along x2 

    Don’t even have to pick a fight

    Don’t have to scream with all your might

    If it’s too difficult to breathe

    Just let it out and let it be

    Move Along x4

  • Gimme A Break

    (Verse 1)

    Work like a dog but I haven’t got no pay

    Tattered jeans, can of beans, what can I say?

    Getting by, yeah until I get my bone

    Or the man takes everything I own.

    (Verse 2)

    Call em off cause the hound is out of sight

    Turns out the barks way bigger when it bites

    (Pre-Chorus)

    And when the bad news all piles up, I’m livid

    Makes me really thing about the life I’m living

    Oh could you just please give me a break? 

    (Chorus)

    Cause when I say my peace, 

    I’ma leave it all on the floor

    Lights, camera, please

    I’m gon have em screaming for more

    And you can turn the key

    Go ahead and open the door

    And pardon me

    If I’m not looking back anymore

    No, no, no x4

    (Verse 3)f

    If it’s true every doggy has his day

    Then what am I to do when the doggies dead?

    (Pre-Chorus 2)

    And the shit’s piled up and my heart is livid

    Can’t stop thinking bout this life I’m living

    Oh, I’m begging please give me a break 

    (Chorus)

    (Post-Chorus)

    Cause when I say my peace

    I wonder how long that I’m gonna stay

    Because I water the trees, but that don’t make me believe that it’s all going to be okay

    But I play it out and I stick around

    What more can I do?

    At the drop of a hat it can all change like that for you

  • Food Library

    (Verse 1)

    Stumbled on her in the dead of night

    Clock was ticking but the time was right

    I said baby, won’t you come my way?

    And we can make it to the library

    Tell me honey are you free or booked?

    Cause all these people check you out and look

    (Pre-Chorus 1)

    Set your imagination free by the end of the night

    While every turn of the page makes you feel alright

    And then soon enough you’ll be living in a fantasy

    If you come read with me

    (Verse 2)

    Well tell me baby, can you see the signs?

    Why don’t you take a closer look and read between the lines?

    I’ll help you search the Dewey Decimal

    Cause I know that you’ve been searching for me high and low

    Why don’t you meet me in the overflow?

    And the things we can read babe, I just don’t know

    (Pre-Chorus)

    I know the words I’m writing down are only meant to impress

    And most importantly to get you out of your dress

    I put them on a page cause I don’t have nothing to say

    So let them take you away!

  • Bi-Polar Express

    (Verse 1)

    And it comes to me now as I’m falling asleep

    Laying in the dragon’s keep

    That I laid it on the line for you and I’m leaving here with nothing to prove

    Cause whether it’s brave or a disease of the mind, I think about you all of the time

    Waste away, I’m like the soles of my shoes

    Close my eyes, I’m only seeing in blue

    (Pre-Chorus 1)

    And I’m not ready for what comes now

    Cause what goes up always comes back down

    Well, I hope that god blessed you

    Because time is going to test you

    And you’re enough to make me bitter

    But mama didn’t raise no quitter

    Well, I hope that god blessed you

    Cause I don’t know just what to do

    (Chorus)

    Because soccer moms and atom bombs all march to the same beat

    And I roll along as vagabonds are reaching at my feet

    As the smoke carries away all of the holes inside my head

    Sold my soul to all the jokers dealing bread

    For ten bucks a head

    (Verse 2)

    Well if they gave me a couple of pennies to speak

    I’d talk about how talking is cheap

    What you say is not the things that you do

    So why you talk like you’ve got nothing to lose?

    Cause whether it’s brave or a disease of the mind, I think about you all of the time

    Always dancing in the walls of my tombs

    Like a treasure in a temple of doom

    (Pre-Chorus 2)

    Cause I’m not ready for what comes now

    No, I’m not ready to come back down

    I can’t find what I’m meant to

    But I hope that I done blessed you

    Cause you’re enough to make me bitter

    To break my heart until it splinters

    And I know that I’d let you

    And I don’t know just what to do

    (Chorus)

  • Come With Me

    (Verse 1)

    Come here baby, are you free by chance?

    The groove is steady and I haven’t got no plans

    I caught you moving and you held my glance

    Got me feeling like I had to take my chance

    That’s when I wrapped you in upon the floor

    Head is spinning and my heart can’t take no more

    So tell me baby, do you have a stance?

    My hearts been heavy but I’m down to make romance

    (Pre-Chorus 1)
    What’s the chance? 

    We might leave?

    Take my hand, understand and believe

    (Chorus)

    And come with me,

    Down the highway

    Moving steadily

    Across the sky

    Because I’m laying out all my heartaches on the line

    (Verse 2)

    Tell me baby, did your heart decide?

    Cause mines been burning and I’m losing all my pride

    Just tell me honey, cause I’ve got to know

    Minds confetti and I’m losing all control

    (Pre-Chorus 2)

    We should go and just leave

    Let em know

    We’ve got somewhere to be

    (Chorus)

    (Chorus 2)

    Come with me

    We can fly away

    If you’re doubting me

    Get on by

    Because I’m laying out all my heartaches on the line

  • Gone

    (Verse 1)

    Gently, my love

    Rock me to sleep

    Burdens I bare, troubling me

    Somehow I am all I could be

    Is it enough to bring me to peace? 

    (Verse 2)

    Softly, my love

    Sing me to sleep

    All that I know, lost in my dreams

    All that I am, All I could be

    Left in my hands, washed to the sea

    (Verse 3)

    And I’ve got to get out of my way now

    I’m not coming to terms with the truth

    And I’m tired of sitting round waiting for the proof

    And I found no-one finds a way out

    And I figured I wasted my youth

    But I won’t use power to play now, what’s the use? 

    (Verse 4)

    Say your prayers for the heathens

    Before their gone with the season

    Say your prayers cause I’m almost at the door

    Pray that equal is even

    When I’m Gone x4

  • Don't Ask Why!

    (Verse 1)

    Quit falling flat on your face you’ve got to go and do something

    It’s always bitter to taste, all alone on the moon

    It’s only time that you waste when you sit and do nothing

    What should I do? What should I do? What should I do?

    (Chorus)

    Don’t Ask Why!

    Why should I go if there’s nothing?

    Don’t Ask Why!

    Why should it roll if it can’t?

    Don’t Ask Why!

    Why do I go to the lengths that I would go?

    When it’s early in the morning and I ain’t had a bit of sleep

    (Bridge)

    Now we’re reaching the hours of dawn

    And I’m singing the same damn songs

    When the road up ahead’s looking bleak

    And you can’t stand on both of your feet

    Well I’m begging you listen to me

    (Chorus) x2

  • How Bout You

    (Verse 1)

    Hey pretty babe, I’ve got to say 

    You make me feel so fine

    And this tanqueray and alize are gonna make me lose my mind

    So come what may and move my way if you could be so kind

    I feel the groove, I’m feeling you, tell me the truth

    How bout you?

    (Bridge 1)

    Can’t contemplate, can’t hesitate cause honey you’re so fine

    Can’t stipulate, I cannot wait, so put your hand in mine

    I’ll tell you what, I’ve had enough, cause you can’t read the signs

    Or I don’t mean that much to you

    Not far from gold, I’ll never fold, I’ll keep you satisfied

    And you can’t take away the love I gave to you

    Even when our time is through

    (Bridge 2)

    Cause I see what’s left of me

    I can’t see behind

    I’ll grow, long as the sun still glows

    I think we both should give it a try

    How Bout You? X4

  • Leave 'er Johnny

    (Verse 1)

    I thought I heard the old man say

    Leave ‘er Johnny, leave ‘er!

    Tomorrow ye will get your pay

    And it’s time for us to leave her

     

    (Chorus)

    Leave ‘er Johnny, Leave ‘er!

    Oh, Leave ‘er Johnny, Leave ‘er!

    For the voyage is long and the winds don’t blow

    And it’s time for us to leave her!

     

    (Verse 2)

    Well, the wind was foul and the sea ran high

    Leave ‘er Johnny, Leave ‘er!

    We shipped it green and none went by

    And it’s time for us to leave her!

     

    (Chorus)

     

    (Verse 3)

    Well I hate to sail on this rotten tub

    Leave ‘er Johnny, Leave ‘er!

    No grog allowed and rotten grub

    And it’s time for us to leave her!

    (Chorus)

    (Verse 4)

    We swear by rote for the want of more

    Leave ‘er Johnny, Leave ‘er!

    But it’s all been through so we’ll go on shore

    And it’s time for us to leave her

     

    (Chorus) x2

  • Thanks! EP Lyrics

  • Slow Down 

    [Verse 1]

    Slowdown

    But I can hardly wait

    Slowdown

    Or the earth is gonna quake

    Under you(x4)

    Slow down

    There’s mountains up ahead

    Slow down

    And make a little bread

    For you(x4)

    [Chorus]

    Cause all my blood

    It don’t burn the same

    I find it all has been spilt in vain

    But when the music plays

    I get carried away

    [Verse 2]

    Wake up

    Cause it’s not gonna last

    Wake up

    Or time is gonna pass

    By You (x4)

    Wake up

    From memories of the past

    Wakeup

    Or shadows will be cast

    O’er you(x4)

    (Chorus)

  • Bells and Mottos
    [Verse 1]
    What does it take?
    I can’t escape
    The bells and mottos
    Cause they don’t want me here
    They’ve made it clear
    My time is borrowed
    I want to clear the slate
    But I can’t relate
    So I’m drowned in sorrow
    Now they can’t bring me back
    But I’m so relaxed and give in to the throttle
    [Bridge]
    Cause I know
    That real love
    Doesn’t do that
    And I know
    That no one seems to care
    All I know is my love
    Leaves me broken down and blue
    In the morning
    When I find my dreams came true
    [Verse 2]
    So hold on to me
    With a can of grease
    And forget to follow
    Cause I won’t be back
    Til’ I relapse
    On pills I can’t swallow
    And I’m not at ease
    Only find my peace
    At the end of the bottle
    And when I’m not here
    The crowd will cheer
    That theres no tomorrow
    In a false bravado
  • Sticking With Me 

    (Verse 1)

    You’ll never find me once I break the chains

    You’ll never find me cause I lost my brain

    You’ll never find me cause I’m off the road and I have lost the way

    (Verse 2)

    My mind is freaking, have I lost my place

    My mind is freaking, have I lost the race

    My mind is freaking cause I’m on my own and in a foreign place

    (Chorus)

    I’m not sticking to love

    It’s not working

    I’m sticking with me

    I’m not sticking to love

    Til I find the key

  • Woah!

    (Verse 1)

    Heavy Duty Woman won’t you ever drop it down for me

    I said Heavy Duty Woman won’t you ever drop it down for me

    Ive got a whole lotta money

    And you’re hard to please

    (Verse 2)

    Tell me pretty baby did you ever stop and wait for less

    I said tell me pretty baby did you ever stop and wait for less

    I got a whole lot of money

    And a fresh tank of gas

    (Chorus)

    I said woah, go on and drop it down for low

    I said woah, go on and drop it down for low

    I got a whole lotta money

    That I’m bound to blow

    I said woah, go on and drop it down for low

    I said woah, go on and drop it down for low

    I got a whole lot of money

    That I’m bound to blow

  • Food Library

    (Verse 1)

    Stumbled on her in the dead of night
    Clock was ticking but the time was right
    Said baby will you come my way
    And we can make it to the library

    (Verse 2)
    Well tell me honey are you free or booked?
    Cause all the people check you out and look
    Set your imagination free by the end of the night, while every turn of the page make you feel alright
    Then soon enough you’ll be living in a fantasy If you come read with me

    Oh baby can you see the signs?
    Why don’t you take a closer look and read between the lines?
    I’ll help you search the Dewey decimal
    Cause I know that you been searching for me high and low
    Why don’t you meet me in the over flow?
    And the things we can read babe I just don’t know
    I know the words I’m writing down are only meant to impress and most importantly to get you out of your dress
    I put them on the page cause I don’t have nothing to say
    So I let them take you away!

  • Bi-Polar Express
    (Verse 1)
    And It comes to me now as I’m falling asleep
    Laying in the dragons keep
    That I laid it on the line for you
    And I’m leaving now with nothing to prove
    Cause whether it’s brave or a disease of the mind
    I think about you all of the time
    Waste away, I’m like the soles of my shoes
    Close my eyes, I’m only seeing in blue
    (Pre-Chorus 1)
    And I’m not ready for what comes now
    Cause what goes up always comes back down
    Well I hope that god blessed you
    Cause time is gonna test you
    You’re enough to make me bitter
    But mama didn’t raise no quitter
    Yeah I hope that god blessed you
    But I don’t know what I’m to do
    (Chorus)
    Because soccer moms and atom bombs don’t march to the same beat
    But I roll along while vagabonds are reaching at my feet
    While the smoke carries away all of the holes inside my head
    Sold my soul to all the jokers selling bread
    For ten bucks a head
    (Verse 2)
    Well if they gave me a couple of pennies to speak
    I’d talk about how talking is cheap
    What you say is not thing the things that you do
    So why you talk like you’ve got nothing to lose
    And whether it’s brave or a disease of the mind
    I think about you all of the time
    Always dancing in the walls of the tombs
    Like a treasure in a temple of doom
    (Pre-Chorus 2)
    And I’m not ready for what comes now
    No I’m not ready to come back down
    can’t find what I’m meant to
    But I hope that god blessed you
    And you’re enough to make me bitter
    To break my heart until it splinters
    Cause I know that I’d let you
    And I don’t know what I can do
    (Chorus)
  • Don't Ask Why!

    (Verse 1)

    Stop falling flat on your face, you better go and do something
    It’s always bitter to taste, all alone on the moon
    It’s only time that you waste when you sit and do nothing
    What should I do?
    What should I do?
    What should I do?

    (Chorus)

    Don’t ask why
    Why should I go, if there’s nothing?
    Don’t ask why
    Why should it roll, if it can’t?
    Don’t ask why
    Why do I go, to the lengths that I would go,
    When it’s early in the morning and I haven’t had a bit of sleep

    (Bridge)

    Now were reaching the hours of dawn
    And I’m still singing the same damn songs
    When the road up aheads looking bleak
    And you can’t stand on both of your feet
    Oh I’m begging you listen to me

    (Chorus) x2