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Under the Table & Dreaming
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The Best of What's Around | What Would You Say | Satellite |
| Rhyme & Reason | Typical Situation | Dancing Nancies |
| Ants Marching | Lover Lay Down | Jimi Thing |
| Warehouse | Pay for What You Get | #34 |
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The Best of What's Around
Hey, my friend
It seems your eyes are troubled
Care to share your time with me
Would you say you're feeling low and so
A good idea would be to get it off your mind

CHORUS
See, you and me have a better time than most can dream
Have it better than the best
So can pull on through
Whatever tears at us
Whatever hold us down
And if nothing can be done
We'll make the best of what's around

Turns out not where but who you're with
That really matters
And hurts not much when you're around

And if you hold on tight
To what you think is your thing
You may find you're missing all the rest
Well she ran up into the light surprised
Her arms are open, her mind's eye is
Seeing things from a
Better side than most can dream
On a clearer road I feel
Oh you could say she's safe
Whatever tears at her
Whatever holds her down
And if nothing can be done
She'll make the best of what's around

Turns out not where but what you think
That really matters

CHORUS

Turns out not where but who you're with
That really matters
And hurts not much when you're around

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What Would You Say
Up and down the puppies' hair
Fleas and ticks jump everywhere
('Cause of Original Sin)
Down the hill fell Jack and Jill
And you came tumbling after
('Cause of Original Sin)
Rip away the tears
Drink a hope to happy years
And you may find
A lifetime's passed you by

CHORUS
What would you say
(Don't drop the big one)
If you a monkey on a string
(Don't cut my lifeline)
If you a doggie on a chain
(Don't bite the mailman)
What would you say

I was there when the bear
Ate his head, thought it was a candy
(Everyone goes in the end)
Knock knock on the door
Who's it for, there's nobody in here
(Look in the mirror my friend)

I don't understand at best
And cannot speak for all the rest
The morning rise
A lifetime's passed me by

CHORUS

Every dog has it's day
Every day has it's way
Of being forgotten
(Mom, it's my birthday!)

What would you say

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Satellite
Satellite in my eyes
Like a diamond in the sky
How I wonder
Satellite strung from the moon
And the world your balloon
Peeping Tom for the mother station

CHORUS
Winter's cold, spring erases
And the calm away by the storm is chasen
Everything good needs replacing
Look up, look down all around, hey satellite

Satellite headlines read
Someone's secrets you're seen
Eyes and ears have been
Satellite dish in my yard
Tell me more, tell me more
Who's the king of your satellite castle?

CHORUS

Rest high above the cloud; no restriction
Television we bounce 'round the world
And while I spend these hours five senses reeling
I laugh about this weatherman's satellite eyes

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Rhyme & Reason
Oh well, oh well so here we stand
But we stand for nothing
My heart calls to me in my sleep
How can I turn to it
'Cause I'm all locked up in this dark place
And I do not know
(I'm as good as dead)
My head aches; warped and tied up
I need to kill this pain

CHORUS
My head won't leave my head alone
I don't believe it will, 'til I'm dead and gone
My head won't leave my head alone
I don't believe it will, 'til I'm 6 feet under ground

How long I'm tied up
My mind in knots, my stomach reels
In concern of what I might do or
What I've done
It's got me living in fear
Well I know these voices must
Be my soul
I've had enough
I've had enough of being alone
I've got no place to go

CHORUS

In my grave
Lying wired shut and quiet in my grave
Leave me here
Leave it to me to waste here

So young and here I am again
Talking to myself
A T.V. blares
Oh man oh how I wish
I didn't smoke
Or drink to reason with my head
But sometimes this thick confusion
Grows until I cannot bear it at all
Needle to the vein
Needle to the vein
Take this needle from my vein my friend
I said

CHORUS

In my grave
Lying, Lying, cold in my grave
The reason
My reason
Take my head off this terror
The fearing won't come back
I can't see
My mind's all wiped clean
The needle
Make my great escape
I seem caught in time
My head leaves me behind
Body fall cold
And I see heaven

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Typical Situation
Ten fingers we have each
Nine planets around the sun repeat
Eight ball the last if you triumphant be
Seven oceans pummel the shores of the sea

CHORUS
It's a typical situation
In these typical times
Too many choices
Everybody's happy
Everybody's free
We'll keep the big door open
Everyone will come around
Why are you different
Whe are you that way
If you don't get in line
We'll lock you away

It all comes down to nothing
Six senses feeling
Five around a sense of self
Four seasons turn on and turn off
I can see three corners from this corner
Two's a perfect number,
But one

Everybody's happy
Everybody's free
We'll keep the big door open
Everyone will come around
Why are you different
Why are you that way
If you don't get in line
We'll lock you away

It's a typical situation
In these typical times
We can't do a thing about it
Too many choices

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Dancing Nancies
Could I have been
A parking lot attendant
Could I have been
A millionaire in Bel Air
Could I have been
Lost somewhere in Paris
Could I have been
Your little brother
Could I have been
Anyone other than me
Could I have been, oh
Anyone other than me
Could I have been
Anyone other than me
Could I have been
Anyone

He stands, touch his hair his shoes untied
Tongue gaping stare
Could I have been a magnet for money?
Could I have been anyone other than me?
Twenty-three I'm so tired of life
Such a shame to throw it all away
The images grow darker still
Could I have been anyone other than me?

CHORUS
Then I look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying?
What's the use in hurrying?
Turn turn we almost become dizzy
I am who I am who I am well who am I
Requesting some enlightenment
Could I have been anyone other than me?
And then I'll
Sing and dance I'll play for you tonight
The thrill of it all
Dark clouds may hang on me sometimes
But I'll work it out and

CHORUS

Falling out of a world of lies
Could I have been dancing nancy
Dancing Nancy
Could I have been anyone other than me?

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Ants Marching
He wakes up in the morning
Does his teeth bite to eat and he's rolling
Never changes a thing
The week ends, the week begins
She thinks, we look at each other
Wondering what the other is thinking
But we never say a thing
And these crimes between us grow deeper

CHORUS
Take these chances
Place them in a box until a quieter time
Lights down, you up and die

Goes to visit his mommy
Feeds him well has concerns he forgets them
And remembers being small
Playing under the table and dreaming

CHORUS

Driving along this highway
All these cars and up on the sidewalk
People in every direction
No words exchanged, no time to exchange
When all the little ants are marching
Red and black antennae waving
They all do it the same
They all do it the same way

Candyman tempting the thoughts of a
Sweet tooth tortured by weight loss
Program cutting the corners
Loose end, loose end cut cut
On the fence, but not to offend
Cut cut cut cut

CHORUS

Lights down, you up and die

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Lover Lay Down
Spring sweet rhythm dance in my head
Slip into my lover's hands
Kiss won't you kiss me now
And sleep I would inside your mouth
Don't be us too shy
Knowing it's no big surprise that
I will wait for you
I will wait for no one but you

Oh please lover lay down
Spend this time with me
Together share this smile
Lover lay down
Spend this time with me
Walk with me, walk with you

Hold my hand your hands
So much we have dreamed
And you were so much younger
Hard to explain that we are stronger
A million reasons life to deny
Less toss them away
See you and me we
Lay down look see
She and he
By my lover's side
Together share this smile
Each other's tears to cry
Together share this smile
Lover lay down
Oh please
Oh please
Please lover lay down
Oh please lover lay down
And you weep
Lover lay down
'Cause it's over
Lover lay down
Say love, say love, say love, say love, say love
Could I love you, could you love me
Darling it's
All the same
'Til we dance away
Chasing me all around
Leading me all around
In circles
Say...

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Jimi Thing
Lately I've been feeling low
A remedy is what I'm seeking
I take a taste of what's below
Come away to something better
What I want is what I've not got
And what I need is all around me
Reaching searching never stop
And I say...

CHORUS
If you could keep me floating just for a while
'Til I get to the end of this tunnel...mommy
If you could keep me floating just for a while
'Til I get back to you
Sometimes a Jimi thing slides my way and keeps me swingin'
I'd like to show you what's inside
But I shouldn't care if you don't like it
Brother chaos rule all about
Sometimes I walk there
Well yes, God knows, sometimes I take a bus there
Shouldn't care, shouldn't care
Bereaved as I'm feeling

The day is gone I'm on my back
Staring up at the ceiling
I take a drink sit back relax
Smoke my mind, make me feel
Better for a small time
What I want is what I've not got
And what I need is all around me
Reaching searching never stop
And I'll say...

CHORUS

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Warehouse
See I'm leaving
This warehouse frightens me
Has me tied up in knots
Can't rest for a moment
Soon I'm going
I'm slippin' slow away
Hoping to find something better than
I've got inside of here
The warehouse slips away

Hey reckless mind
Don't throw away your playful beginnings
You and I will fumble around in the touches
And be sure to
Leave all the lights on
So we can see the black cat changing colors
And we can walk under ladders
And swim as the tide turns you around and around

Hey we have found
Becoming one in a million
Slip into the crowd
This question I found in a gap in the sidewalk
Keep all your sights on
Hey the black cat changing colors
And you can walk under ladders
And swin as the tide choose to turn you

And here I sit
Life goes on
End of tunnel, TV set
Spot in the middle
Static fade, statistical bit
And soon I'll fade away, I'll fade away
This I admit
Taste so good
Hard to believe an end to it
Smell touch feel
How could this rhythm every quit
Bags packed on a plane
Hopefully to heaven, away

Shut up I'm thinking
I had a clue now it's gone forever
Sitting over these bones
You can read in whatever you're needing to
Keep all your sights on
Yeah man, the black cat
Changing colors
When it's not the colors that matter
But that they all fade away

And here I sit
Life goes on
End of tunnel, TV set
Spot in the middle
Static fade, statistical bit
And soon I'll fade away, I'll fade away
This I admit
Seems so good
Hard to believe an end to it
Warehouse is bare
Nothing at all inside of it
Walls and halls have disappeared
They disappear

My love I love to stay here
My love I love to stay here

In a corner was wondering
If a change could be better than this
And then I worry
Maybe things won't bet better than they have been
Here in the Warehouse
At the warehouse
How I love to stay here
At the warehouse
Every man and woman
Get alive

That's our blood down there
Seems poured from the hands of angels
But trickle into the ground
Leaves the warehouse bare and empty
My heart's numbered beat
Still echo in this empty room
Fear wells in me
But nothing seems enough to defend
So I am going away
I'm going away
Lucky lucky today

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Pay for What You Get
Work ourselves, fingers to the bone
Suck the marrow, drain my soul
Pay your dues, and your debts
Pay your respects, everybody tells you
You pay for what you get
You pay for what you get
Everybody asks me how she's doing
Has she really lost her mind?
I said, I couldn't tell you
I've lost mine

Words, words, words, have you heard
A bird in hand is much better than
Any number free to wander
Fly away... stay
You pay for what you get
You pay for what you get
Everybody asks me how she's doing
Is she really all she says...
Everybody asks me how she's doing
Since she went away
I said I couldn't tell you
I'm okay I'm okay

Surprise, surprise

You pay for what you get
You pay for what you get
Everybody asks me how she's doing
Has she really lost her...
Everybody asks me how she's doing
Since she went away
I said I couldn't tell you
I'm okay I'm okay I'm okay
How are you?
Pay for what you get
Pay for what you get... oh...
Pay for what you get
Pay for what you get... oh...
Oh...

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#34
Instrumental.

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Crash
|
So Much To Say | Two Step | Crash Into Me | Too Much |
| #41 | Say Goodbye | Drive In Drive Out | Let You Down |
| Lie In Our Graves | Cry Freedom | Tripping Billies | Proudest Monkey |
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So Much to Say
I say my hell is the closet I'm stuck inside
Can't see the light
And my heaven is a nice house in the sky
Got central heating and I'm alright
Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Can't see the light
Keep it locked up inside
Don't talk about it
Talk about the weather
Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Can't see the light
Open up my head and let me out,
Little baby
Here we have been standing
For a long, long time
Treading trodden trails for a long, long time
I say my hell is the closet I'm stuck inside
Can't see the light
And my heaven is a nice house in the sky
Got central heating and I'm alright
Here we have been standing
For a long, long time
Treading trodden trails for a long, long time
I find sometimes it's easy
To be myself
Sometimes I find
It's better to be somebody else

I see you young and soft, oh little baby
Little feet, little hands, little baby
One year of cryin' and the words
Creep up inside
Creep into your mind
Here we have been standing
For a long, long time
Treading trodden trails for a long, long time
I find sometimes it's easy
To be myself
Sometimes I find It's better to be somebody else

So much to say
Open up my head and let me out
Little baby

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Two Step
Say, my love, I came to you with best intentions
You laid down and gave to me
Just what I'm seeking
Love, you drive me to distraction

Hey, my love do you believe that we
Might last a thousand years or more
If not for this, our flesh and blood
It ties you and me right up
Tie me down

CHORUS
Celebrate, we will
'Cause life is short but sweet for certain
We climb on, two by two
To be sure these days continue
Things we cannot change

Hey, my love, you came to me like wine
Comes to this mouth, grown tired of
Water all the time
You quench my heart and
You quench my mind

CHORUS

Celebrate, you and me,
Climbing two by to, to be sure
These days continue
Things we cannot change

Oh, my love I came to you
With best intentions
You laid down and gave to me
Just what I'm seeking

CHORUS

Things we cannot change

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Crash Into Me
You've got your ball,
You've got your chain
Tied to me tight tie me up again
Who's got their claws in you, my friend
Into your heart I'll beat again
Sweet like candy to my soul
Sweet you rock, and sweet you roll
Lost for you, I'm so lost
For you, oh when

You come crash into me
And I come into you,
I come into you
In a boy's dream
In a boy's dream

Touch your lips just so I know
In your eyes, love, it glows so
I'm bare-boned and crazy for you
Oh, when you come crash into me, baby
And I come into you
In a boy's dream
In this boy's dream

If I've gone overboard
Then I'm begging to forgive me oh
In my haste
When I'm holding you so, girl... Close to me

Oh and you come crash into me, baby
And I come into you Hike up your skirt a little more
And show the world to me
Hike up your skirt a little more
And show your world to me
In a boy's dream... in this boy's dream

Oh I watch you there
Through the window and I stare at you
You wear nothing and you wear it so well
Tied up and twisted, the way I'd like to be
For you, for me, come crash into me

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Too Much
Straight in, suck up and go,
Cool it, swallow, swallow
Breathe deep, take it all
It comes cheap
Push it through the doors
Because in between the lines
I'm gonna pack more lines
So I can get in

Ooh, traffic jam, got more cars
Than a beach got sand
Suck it up, suck it up, suck it up,
Full it up until no more
I'm no crazy creep, I've got it coming
To me 'cause i'm not satisfied
The hunger keeps on growin'

CHORUS
I eat too much
I drink too much
I want too much
Too much

I've got to get it somewhere
I mean, you never know, maybe
You're dreaming
Who do you think you're watching
Who do you think you need
Play for me, play more
Ten times in the same day
I need more, I'm going over my borders
Gonna take more
More from you letter by letter

CHORUS

I told, God, I'm coming into your country
Gonna eat up your cities your homes you know
I've got a stomach full, not a chip on my shoulder
I've got this growl in my tummy
I'm gonna stop it today

CHORUS

Suck it up...

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#41
Come and see
I swear by now I'm playing time
Against my troubles
I'm coming slow but speeding
Do you wish a dance
And while I'm in the front
The play on time is won
But the difficulty is coming here

I will go in this way
And find my own way out
I won't tell you to stay
But I'm coming to much more
Me
All at once the ghosts come back
Reeling in you now
What if they came down crushing
Remeber when I used to play for
All the loneliness
That nobody notices now
I'm begging slow I'm coming here
Only waiting I wanted to stay
I wanted to play
I wanted to love you

I'm only this far
And only tomorrow leads my way

I'm coming waltzing back
And moving into your head
Please, I wouldn't pass this by
I wouldn't take any more than
What sort of man goes by
I will bring water
Why won't you ever be glad
It melts into wonder
I came in praying for you
Why won't you run
Into rain and play
Let the tears splash all over you

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Say Goodbye
So here we are tonight
You and me together
The storm outside, the fire is bright
And in your eyes I see
What's on my mind
You've got me wild
Turned around inside
And then desire, see, is creeping up
Heavy inside here
And know you feel the same way
I do now
Now let's make this an evening
Lovers for a night, lovers for tonight
Stay here with me, love, tonight
Just for an evening
When we make our passion pictures
You and me twist up
Secret creatures
And we'll stay here
Tomorrow go back to being friends

Go back to being friends
But tonight lets be lovers
We kiss and sweat
We'll turn this better thing
To the best
Of all we can offer, just a rogue kiss
Tangled tongues and lips,
See me this way
I'm turning and turning for you
Girl, just tonight

Float away here with mne
And evening just wait and see
But tomorrow got back to you man
I'm back to my world
And we're back to being friends
Wait and see me,
Tonight let's do this thing
All we are is wasting hours
Until the sun comes up it's all ours
On our way here
Tomorrow go back to being friends

Go back to being friends
Tonight let's be lovers, say you will
And hear me call, soft-spoken
Whispering love
A thing or two I have to say here
Tonight let's go all the way then
Love I'll see you,
Just for this evening
Let's strip down, trip out at this
One evening starts with a kiss
Run away

And tomorrow back to being friends
Lovers... love... lovers
Just for tonight, one night... love you
And tomorrow... say goodbye

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Drive In Drive Out
I hear more than I like to...
So I boil my head in a sense of humor...
I laugh at what I cannot change...
I throw it all on the pyre again...
Go then and do this...
I'd do it for you...
When all that I want is so badly to be...
By myself again...
It's going to drive me right out of my brain

Drive in drive out I'm leaving
Drive in drive out
I'll come back again
Drive in drive out I'm leaving
Drive in drive out

I don't care if we all turn to waste...
So when I beg...
You avoid me...
Because I smell of dirt...
Hungry hungry boy...
You won't leave me all alone...
The boy won't go

Sooner or later we're done
Sooner or later I'm gone
Because, because
Sooner or later we're gone
Sooner away

Ooh, my head is pounding now...
God has all but left me behind...
Not a sense of worry...
I'm going to drive in and drive out again

Drive in drive out I'm leavin'
Drive in drive out I'll come
Drive in drive out I'm leavin'
Drive in drive out

I'm over this arrangement...
Around here...
Emptiness sounded so good...
I want to drive you right into my world

Drive in drive out I'm leavin'
Drive in drive out I'll come
Drive in drive out I'm leavin'
Drive in drive out

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Let You Down
I let you down
Let me pick you up
I let you down
Let me climb up you to the top
So I can see the view from up there
Tangled in your hair
I let you down
I have no lid upon my head
But if I did
You could look inside and see
What's on my mind
You could look inside and see
What's on my mind
I let you down, oh, forgive me
You give me love
Let me walk with you, maybe I could say
Maybe talk with you, open up
And let me through
Don't walk away
Don't walk away
I have no lid upon my head
But if I did
You could look inside and see
What's on my mind
You could look inside and see
What's on my mind
I let you down
How could I be such a fool like me
I let you down
Tail between my legs
I'm a puppy for you love
I'm a puppy for you love
I have no lid upon my head
But if I did
You could look inside and see
What's on my mind, oh it's you
I let you down
I'm a puppy for your love
I'm a puppy for your love
Forgive me, forgive me, forgive me
I let you down

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Lie In Our Graves
When I step into the light
My arms are open wide
When I step into the light
My eyes searching wildly
Would you not like to be
Sittin' on top of the world
With your legs hangin' free
Would you not like to be
Okay, okay, okay

When I'm walking by the water
Splish splash me and you takin' a bath
When I'm walking by the water
Come up through my toes
To my ankles
To my head
To my soul
I'm blown away

When I'm walking by the water
Splish splash me and you takin' a bath
When I'm walking by the water
Come up through my toes
To my ankles
To my head
To my soul
I'm blown away

I can't believe that we would
Lie in our graves
Wondering if we had spent Our living days well
I can't believe that we would
Lie in our graves
Dreaming of things
That we might have been

I can't believe that we would
Lie in our graves
Wondering if we had spent Our living days well
I can't believe that we would
Lie in our graves
Dreaming of things
That we might have been

Would you not like to be
I can't believe that you
Would not like to be
Would you not like to be
Okay, okay, okay

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Cry Freedom
How can I turn away
Brother/Sister go dancing
Through my head
Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days

Cry freedom cry
From a crowd 10,000 wide
Hope laid upon hope
That this crowd will not subside
Let this flag burn to dust
And a new fair design be raised
While we wait head in hands,
Hands in prayer
And fall into a dreamless sleep again
And we wave our hands

Hands and feet are all alike
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us
All slip away

There was a window and by it stood
A mirror in which he could see himself
He thought of something
Something he had never had
But hoped would come along
Cry freedom, cry
From deep inside
Where we are all confined
While we wave our hands in fire
Wave our hands

Hands and feet are all alike
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us
Slip away
In this room stood a little child
And in this room this little child
She would remain
Until someone might decide
To dance this little child
Across this hall
Into a cold, dark space
Where she might never trace
Her way across this crooked mile
Across this crooked page
Cry freedom, cry
From deep inside
Where we are all confined
Till we wave our hands

How can I turn away
Brother/Sister go dancing
Through my head Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days

Hands and feet are all alike
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
Hear what I say
Hear what I say
Oh, so be it

How can I turn away
Brother/Sister go dancing
Through my head Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days

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Tripping Billies
We were above
You were standing underneath us
We were not yet lovers
Dragons were smoked
Bumblebees were stinging us
I was soon to be crazy

Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die
Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die
We're tripping Billies

We're wearing nothing
Nothing but out shadows
Shadows falling down on the beach sand
Remembering once, out on the beaches
We wore pineapple grass bracelets

So why would you care
To get out of this place
You and me and all our friends
Such a happy human race
We're tripping Billies

We are all sitting
Legs crossed around a fire
My yellow flame she dances
Tequila drinking, oh,
Our minds will wander
To wonderous places

So why would you care
To get out of this place
You and me and all our friends
Such a happy human race
Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die
Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die

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Proudest Monkey
Swing in this tree
Oh I am bounce around so well
Branch to branch,
Limb to limb you see
All in a day's dream
I'm stuck
Like the other monkeys here
I am a humble monkey
Sitting up in here again
But then came the day
I climbed out of these safe limbs
Ventured away
Walking tall, head up high and singing
I went to the city
Car horns, corners and the gritty
Now I am the proudest monkey
You've ever seen
Monkey see, monkey do

Then comes the day
Staring at myself I turn to question me
I wonder do I want the simple, simple life
That I once lived in well
Oh things were quiet then
In a way they were the better days
But now I am the proudest monkey
You've ever seen
Monkey see, monkey do
Monkey see, monkey do

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Before these Crowded Streets
|
Pantala Naga Pampa | Rapunzel | The Last Stop | Don't Drink the Water |
| Stay (Wasting Time) | Halloween | The Stone | Crush |
| The Dreaming Tree | Pig | Spoon |
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Pantala Naga Pampa
Come and relax, my heart
Put your troubles down
No need to bear the weight of your worries
Here let them all fall away

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Rapunzel
Open wide
Oh so good I'll eat you
Take me for a ride
In your sweet delicious
Perfect little mouth
Thereupon I linger
There will be no doubt
That I'll do my best for you, I do
Love
Let's stop to get it going
Lost myself just thinking
About the two of us
From each other drinking
Begin with the lips
Fingertips and kissing
Turn me inside out

I do my best for you
Up and down we go
From the top you push me
This is such a thrill
Lost in love and dancing
Shake your tambourine
You blow my head open
Of this there's no doubt
I'll do my best for you I do
For you I would crawl
Through the darkest dungeon
Climb the castle wall
If you are my Rapunzel
You let your hair down
Right in through the window
Good, they locked the door

I do my best for you
I think the world of you
With all of my heart I do
This blood through my veins for you
You alone have all of me
I give my world to you
To you I will be true
Too good to be real
Smell of something cooking
My soul you're to steal
Food of love we're filling
What you've given me
For it there is no measure
Of one thing I'm sure
I'll give my best for you

I think the world of you
With all of my heart I do
Blood through my veins for you
You alone have all of me
From you my strength is full
To carry your burdens too
I give my world to you
Hip lock up so tight
You drive me crazy
Crazy is all right
With you looking at me
You make me feel high
Every single thing you do to me
It's like I'm drunk
I do my best for you, I do

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The Last Stop
Fire
The sun is well asleep
Moon is high above
Fire grows from the east
How is this
Hate so deep
Lead us all so blindly killing killing
Fools are we
If hate's the gate to peace
This is the last stop
For raining tears
War
The only way to Peace
I don't fall for that
Raining tears

You're righteous, so righteous
You're always so right
Go ahead and dream
Go ahead believe that you are the
Chosen one
Raining tears
Oh no
Gracious even God
Bloodied the cross
Your sins are washed enough
Mother's cry
"Is hate so deep
Must a baby's bones
This hungry fire feed?"
As smoke clouds roll in

The symphony of death
This is the last stop
Scream
Right is wrong now
Shut up you big lie
This black and white lie
You comb your hair to hide
Your lying eyes
You're righteous, so righteous
You're always so right
But why your lie
Go ahead and dream
Go ahead believe that you are the
Chosen one
This is the last stop

Here there's more than is showing up
Hope that we can break it down
It's not so black and white
You're righteous
You're righteous
You're righteous
You're always so right
There you are nailing good to a tree
Then you say forgive me, forgive me
Why
Raining tears
This is the last stop
Here there is more than is showing up
Hope that we can break it down
It's not so black and white


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Don't Drink the Water
Come out, come out
No use in hiding
Come now, come now
Can you not see?
There's no place here
What were you expecting?
Not room for both
Say you will lay your arms down
Yes I will call this home

Away away You have been banished
Your land is gone
And given to me
And here I will spread my wings
Yes I will call this home
What's this you say
You feel the right to remain
Then stay and I will bury you
What's that you say
Your father's spirit still lives in this place
Well I will silence you

Here's the hitch
Your horse is leaving
Don't miss your boat
It's leaving now
And as you go I will spread my wings
Yes I will call this home
I have no time to justify to you
Fool you're blind, move aside for me
All I can say to you my new neighbor is
You must move on, or I will bury you

Now as I rest my feet by this fire
Those hands once warmed here
I have retired them
I can breathe my own air
I can sleep more soundly
Upon these poor souls
I'll build heaven and call it home

'Cause you're all dead now
I live with my justice
I live with my greedy need
I live with no mercy
I live with my frenzied feeling
I live with my hatred
I live with my jealousy
I live with the notion
I don't need anyone but me
Don't drink the water
Don't drink the water
There's blood in the water
Don't drink the water


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Stay (Wasting Time)
We were walking
Just the other day
It was so hot outside
You could fry an egg
Remember you were talking
I watched as the sweat ran down your face
Reached over and caught it at your chin
Licked my fingertips

We were wasting time
Letting the hours roll by
Doing nothing for the fun
A little taste of the good life
Whether right or wrong
Makes us want to stay, stay, stay,
Stay, stay for a while

Later on the sun began to fade
The clouds rolled over our head
And it began to rain
Oh we were dancing, mouths open
We were splashing, oh and the tongue taste
And for a moment this good time
Would never end

You and me
You and me
Were wasting time
I was kissing you
You were kissing me, love
From a good day into the moonlight
Now a night so fine
Makes us want to stay, stay, stay,
Stay, stay for a while

Wasting time
I shall miss these things
When it all rolls by
What a day
Just want to stay, stay, stay,
Stay, stay for a while
Hey love
Oh just groping
Rolling in the mud
Stay a while,
Come on love
Just want to stay, stay, stay,
Stay, stay for a while


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The Stone
I've this creeping
Suspicion that things here
Are not as they seem
Reassure me
Oh, why do I feel as if I'm in too deep
Now, I've been praying
For some way to show them
I'm not what they see
Yes I have done wrong
But what I did I thought
Needed be done
I swear

Unholy day
If I leave now I might get away
This weighs on me
As heavy as stone and
And as blue as I go
I was just wondering if
You'd come along
To hold up my head if my head
Won't hold on
I'll do the same if the same's
What you want
But if not I'll go
I will go alone

I'm a long way
From that fool's mistake and
Now forever pay
No, run
I will run and I'll be okay
I was just wondering if
You'd come along
To hold up my head if my head
Won't hold on
I'll do the same if the same's
What you want
But if not I'll go
I will go alone

A long way
To bury the past
For I don't want to pay
Oh, how I wish this
To turn back the clock
And do over again
Now I'm just wondering if
You'd come along
To hold up my head if my head
Won't hold on
I'll do the same if the same's
What you want
But if not I'll go
I will go alone

I need so
To stay in your arms; see you smile
And hold you close
And it weighs on me
As heavy as stone and
A bone chilling cold
But I was just wondering if
You'd come along
Tell me you will


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Crush
Crazy how it feels tonight
Crazy how you make it all alright love
You crush me with the things you do
I do for you anything too
Sitting, smoking, feeling high
In this moment it feels so right
Lovely lady
I am at your feet
God I want you so badly
I wonder this
Could tomorrow be
So wondrous as you there sleeping
Let's go drive 'til morning comes
Watch the sunrise
Fill our souls up
Drink some wine 'til we get drunk
It's crazy I'm thinking

Just knowing that the world is round
Here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
Is this real or am I dreaming?
Lovely lady
Let me drink you please
I won't spill a drop, no
I promise you
Lying under this spell you cast on me
Each moment
The more I love you
Crush me Come on
It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
Here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
Is this real or am I dreaming?

Lovely lady I will treat you sweetly
Adore you
I mean
You crush me
It's times like these
When my faith I feel
And I know
How I love you
Come on
Lady
It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
Here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
To each other we'll be facing
By love we'll beat back the pain
We've found

You know
I mean to tell you all the things I've
Been thinking deep inside
My friend
With each moment the more I love you
Crush me
Come on
Lady
So much you have given love
That I would give you back
Again and again
Meaning I'll hold you
But please, please
Let me always


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The Dreaming Tree
Standing here
The old man said to me
"Long before these crowded streets
Here stood my dreaming tree"
Below it he would sit
For hours at a time
Now progress takes away
What forever took to find
Now he's falling hard
He feels the falling dark
How he longs to be
Beneath his dreaming tree
Conquered fear to climb
A moment froze in time
When the girl who first he kissed
Promised him she'd be his
Remembered mother's words
There beneath the tree

"No matter what the world
You'll always be my baby"
Mommy come quick
The dreaming tree has died
The air is growing thick
A fear he cannot hide
The dreaming tree has died
Oh have you no pity
This thing I do
I do not deny it
All through this smile
As crooked as danger
I do not deny
I know in my mind
I would leave you now
If I had the strength to
I would leave you up
To your own devices

Will you not talk
Can you take pity
I don't ask much
But won't you speak
Please
From the start
She knew she'd had it made
Easy up 'til then
For sure she'd make the grade
Adorers came in hordes
To lay down in her wake
She gave it all she had
But treasures slowly fade
Now she's falling hard
She feels the fall of dark
How did this fall apart
She drinks to fill it up
A smile of sweetest flowers

Wilted so and soured
Black tears stain the cheeks
That once were so admired
She thinks when she was small
There on her father's knee
How he had promised her
"You'll always be my baby"
"Daddy come quick
The dreaming tree has died
I can't find my way home
There is no place to hide
The dreaming tree has died"
Oh if I had the strength... Take me back
Please


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Pig
Isn't it strange
How we move our lives for another day
Like skipping a beat
What if a great wave should
Wash us all away
Just thinking out loud
Don't mean to dwell on this dying thing
But looking at blood
It's alive right now
Deep and sweet within
Pouring through our veins
Intoxicate moving wine to tears
Drinking it deep
Then an evening spent dancing
It's you and me
This love will open our world
From the dark side we can see a glow
Of something bright
There's much more than we see here
Don't burn the day away

Is this not enough
This blessed sip of life
Is it not enough
Staring down at the ground
On then complain and pray
More from above
Greedy little pig
Stop just watch your world trickle away
Oh it's your problem now
I'll be dead and gone in
A few short years
Just love will open our eyes
Just love will put the hope in our minds
Much more than we could ever know
Don't burn the day away

Come sister
My brother
Shake up your bones shake up your feet
I'm saying open up
And let the rain come pouring in
Wash our this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you're dancing on the ground
Don't think of when you're gone
Love! love! - what more is there?
We need the light of love in here
Don't beat your head
Dry your eyes
Let the love in there
There are bad times
But that's okay
Just look for love in it
Don't burn the day away

Look
Here we are
On this starry night staring into space
And I must say
I feel as small as dust
Lying down here
What point could there be troubling
Head down wondering what will
Become of me
Why concern we cannot see
But no reason to abandon it
Time is short but that's all right
Maybe I'll go out in the middle of the night
Take your hands from your eyes, my love
All good things must come to an end some time
Don't burn the day away

Come sister
My brother
Shake up your bones shake up your feet
I'm saying open up
And let the rain coem flooding in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you're dancing on the ground
Don't think of when you're gone
Love! love! - what more is there?
We need the light of love in here
Don't beat your head
Let the love in there
There are bad times
But that's okay
Just look for love in it


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Spoon
Spoon in spoon
Stirring my coffee
I thought of you
And turned to the gate
On my way came up with the answers
I scratched my head
And the answers were gone
From hand to hand
Wrist to the elbow
Red blood sand
could Dad be God
Crosses cross hung out like a wet rag
Forgive you? Why?
You hung me out to dry

Maybe I'm crazy
But laughing out loud
Makes the pain pass by
And maybe you're a little crazy
But laughing out loud
Makes it all subside
Holding, I'm holding
I'm still falling
Spoon in spoon
Stirring my coffee
I thought of this
And turned to the gate
But on my way
Crack

Lightning and thunder
I hid my head
And the storm slipped away
Well maybe I'm crazy
And laughing out loud
Makes it all pass by
And maybe you're a little crazy
And laughing out loud
Makes it all alright
Laughing out loud
From time to time
Minutes and hours
Some move ahead while
Some lag behind

It's like the balloon that
Rise and then vanish
This drop of hope
That falls from his eyes
Spoon in spoon
Stirring my coffee
I think of this
And I turn to go away
But as I walk
There're voices behind me saying
"Sinners sin
Come now and play."


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The Lillywhite Sessions
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Busted Stuff | Grey Street | Diggin' A Ditch | Sweet Up and Down |
| John the Revelator | Big Eyed Fish | Grace is Gone | Captain |
| Bartender | Monkey Man | Kit Kat Jam | Raven |
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Busted Stuff
Ha ha... Look at that girl... Woman
Not enough, never too much
The woman look just like love
Rolling stone, gather no moss
But leave a trail of Busted Stuff
I know she's gonna leave my broken heart behind her
I take what she's giving up
I know she's gonna leave this broken man behind her
I take what she's giving up
Sweet sugar lips, Push from the hips
Woman looks just like love
Without a care, she floats above
She got me down here looking up
I know she's gonna leave my broken heart behind her
I take what she's giving up
I know she's gonna leave my broken heart behind, Yeah yeah
She my one, she my one
She my one little love
When she move, she move so cool
She make me feel just like a fool
But inside
Where the devil hides
Woman looks just like love
I know she's gonna leave my broken heart behind
I take what she's giving up
I know she's gonna leave my broken heart behind her now
I get what she's giving up, oh
I know she's gonna leave her broken man behind
Hey, yeah
She my one, she my one
She the one for me, Yeah
I know she's gonna leave my broken heart behind
Yeah, yeah, she my one...


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Grey Street
Look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks
Just listens to abuses
And by the kitchen sink...
She thinks, "Hey! Why do I live like this?
I'm latest on life!
How did it end like this?"
On, then the wrongs in her heart fall
And she feels the weight in lies
And the colors mix together
To grey
Grey street
Begging now the difference
She prays to God most every night
Although she swears He doesn't listen
There's hope in her that He just might
She says "I pray!"
But they fall on deaf ears
I'm supposed to take it all myself
To get out of this place."
But soon the wrongs in her heart fall
And then she rode the light in
Oh, the pain now seems it's over
And again she sees the pain
And then the colors mix together
To grey
On grey street
It's all colored in again
Take what you can from your dreams
Make it real as anything
Takes the work out of the courage
She said "Please!
There's someone sleeping outside my door
I live on the corner of Grey Street
And the end of the world."
And the wrong in her whole plan
Is as hopeless as the day she came
And the man she calls her father
Ignores her and ignores her pain
Oh, when I walk out in the morning
In all this sunlight
And all the colors mix together
To grey
On Grey Street
On Grey Street
It's grey street, you go
So, if you don't see your Heaven
Don't convince yourself you're done
Just 'cause the things around you seem heavy
Doesn't mean you can't give up this ground
When you hold me down in the heart now
Move out and, oh, the wait is over
Oh, might notice of your worry
One another...
And the colors mix together
To grey
On Grey Street...
Yeah, yeah


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Diggin' A Ditch
Unto your dreaming
When you're alone
Unplug the TV
Turn off your phone
Get heavy on with diggin' your ditch
'Cause I'm diggin' a ditch where madness gives
Diggin' a ditch where silence lives
Diggin' a ditch for when I'm old
Diggin' a ditch where stories told
Where all these troubles
That weigh down on me will rise
Unto your dreaming
When you're alone
Where all these worries
That hold heavy on my heart
Will die, will die, will die...
Unto your dreaming
When you're alone
Unplug the TV
Turn off your phone
Get heavy on with diggin' your ditch
'Cause I'm diggin' a ditch where madness gives
Diggin' a ditch where silence lives
Diggin' a ditch and when I'm through
Diggin' this ditch I'll dig in for you
Where all these disappointments
That grow angry out of me will die
Where all these habits
That hold heavy on my heart will die
Unto your dreaming
When you're alone
Not what you should be or what you've become
Just getting heavy on with diggin' your ditch
'Cause I'm diggin' a ditch where madness gives
Diggin' a ditch where silence lives
Where all these troubles that weigh down on me will rise
Will rise, will rise, will rise...
Unto your dreaming
When you're alone
Unplug the TV
Turn off your phone
Get heavy on with diggin' your ditch...


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Everyday
|
I Did It | What You Are | The Space Between | When the World Ends |
|
So Right | Dreams of our Fathers | Everyday | If I Had It All |
| Mother Father | Sleep to Dream Her | Angel | Fool to Think |
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I Did It
Iím mixing up a bunch of magic stuff
A magic mushroom cloud of care
A potion that'll rock, the boat will rock
And make a bomb of love and blow it up

I did it
Do you think Iíve gone too far?
I did it
Guilty as charged
I did it
It was me right or wrong
I did it
Yeah

I never did a single thing that did a single thing
To change the ugly ways of the world
I didnít know it felt so right inside
I didnít know it all
I opened up the curtains
I heard sirens there, the lights flash and crawl
But I did it justice
I just did it for the buzz, oh

Itís a nickel or a dime for what Iíve done
The truth is that I donít really care
For such a lovely crime Iíll do the time
You better lock me up Iíll do it again

I did it
Do you think Iíve gone too far?
I did it
Guilty as charged
I did it
It was me right or wrong
I did it
Yeah

I never did a single thing that did a single thing
To change the ugly ways of the world
I didnít know it felt so right inside
I didnít know it all
I open up the curtains
I heard sirens there, the lights flash and crawl
But I did it justice
I just did it for us all, you know

All you people are the skewers of our dreams
Like the cat that collared me:

Oh, what I gotta say to you
You got love
Donít turn it down
Turn it loud
Let it build
We got a long way to go
But you, ya gotta start somewhere

Go door to door
Spread the love you got
You got the love
You get what you want
Does it matter where you get it from?
I for one
Donít turn my cheek for anyone
Unturn your cheek to give your love
Love to grow

I did it
Do you think Iíve gone too far?
I did it
Guilty as charged
I did it
It was me right or wrong
I did it
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I did it
I told you, I told you I did
I did it
Guilty as charged
I did it
I told you, I told you I did
I did it
Yeah

I never did a single thing that did a single thing
To change the ugly ways of the world
I didnít know it felt so right inside
I didnít know it all
I open up the curtains
I heard sirens there, the lights flash and crawl
But I did it justice
I swear I did it for us all, you know


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What You Are
I walk into this room
Oh, all eyes on me now
But I do not know the people inside
They look straight through me, these eyes
Seeking more wisdom than I have to give away
Realize, realize what you are...

What you've become,
Just as I have
Are you and I so alike?
I don't hear you
Just as I am
Afraid if we dance we might die
Mock the world
Live safe, say why
Don't you know if you live life
Then you become what you are

The seasons sparing
We're all drifting away
Away from you
I pray for you now

Hoping to God on high
Is like clinging to straws
While drowning, oh
Realize, realize what you are...

What you've become
Just as I have
Are you and I so alike?
I don't hear you
Just as I am
Afraid if we dance we might die
Mock the world
Live safe, say why
Don't you know
When you live life
Then you become what you are

What you are
Is the beast in a lover's arms
What you are
Is the devil in the sweet, sweet kiss
What you are
Is missing a piece
What you are
Is a puzzle to me

What you've become
Just as I have
Are you and I so alike?
I don't hear you
Just as I am
Afraid if we dance we might die
What the world gives to you
Don't you know
When you give life
Then you become what you are?

Don't trust me
Trust you...
Up to you...
Trust you...


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The Space Between
You cannot quit me so quickly
There's no hope in you for me
No corner you could squeeze me
But I got all the time for you, love

The space between
The tears we cry
Is the laughter keeps us coming back for more
The space between
The wicked lies we tell
And hope to keep safe from the pain

But will I hold you again?
These fickle, fuddled words confuse me
Like 'Will it rain today?'
Waste the hours with talking, talking
These twisted games we're playing

We're strange allies
With warring hearts
What wild-eyed beast you be
The space between
The wicked lies we tell
And hope to keep safe from the pain

Will I hold you again?
Will I hold...

Look at us spinning out in
The madness of a roller coaster
You know you went off like a devil
In a church in the middle of a crowded room
All we can do, my love
Is hope we don't take this ship down

The space between
Where you're smiling high
Is where you'll find me if I get to go
The space between
The bullets in our firefight
Is where I'll be hiding, waiting for you
The rain that falls
Splash in your heart
Ran like sadness down the window into...
The space between
Our wicked lies
Is where we hope to keep safe from pain

Take my hand
'Cause we're walking out of here
Oh, right out of here
Love is all we need here
The space between
What's wrong and right
Is where you'll find me hiding, waiting for you
The space between
Your heart and mine
Is the space we'll fill with time
The space between...


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When the World Ends
When the world ends
Collect your things
Youíre coming with me
When the world ends
You tuckle up yourself with me
Watch it as the stars disappear to nothing
The day the world is over
Weíll be lying in bed

Iím gonna rock you like a baby when the cities fall
We will rise as the buildingís crumble
Float there and watch it all
Amidst the burning, weíll be churning
You know, love will be our wings
The passion rises up from the ashes
When the world ends

When the world ends
Youíre gonna come with me
Weíre going to be crazy
Like a river bends
Weíre going to float
Through the criss cross of the mountains
Watch them fade to nothing
When the world ends
You know thatís whatís happening now
Iím going to be there with you somehow, oh...

Iím going to tie you up like a baby in a carriage car
Your legs wonít work cause you want me so
ou just lie spread to the wall
The love you got is surely
All the love that I would ever need
Iím going to take you by my side
And love you tall, Ďtil the world ends

Oh, but donít you worry about a thing
No, 'cause I got you here with me
Donít you worry about a
Just you and me
Floating through the empty, empty
Just you and me
Oh, graces
Oh, grace

Oh, when the world ends
Weíll be burning one
When the world ends
Weíll be sweet makin love
Oh, you know when the world ends
Iím going to take you aside and say
Letís watch it fade away, fade away
And the worldís done
Ours just begun
It's done
Ours just begun

Weíre gonna dive into the emptiness
We'll be swimming
Iím going to walk you through the pathless roads
Iím going to take you to the top of the mountain thatís no longer there
Iím going to take you to bed and love you, I swear
Like the end is here

Iím going to take you up to
Iím going to take you down on you
Iím going to hold you like an angel, angel

Iím going to love you
Iím going to love you
When the world ends
Iím going to hold you
When the world is over
Weíll just be beginning...


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So Right
Roll out down to midnight
Then roll on downtown 'til it's light
Because tomorrow we may die
Oh, but tonight we're dancing in the faint light
Don't you rob yourself of what you're feeling
Don't rob yourself of all that you could be
Roll hard 'til midnight
Roll 'til it's light

Come on now
Stay up and make some memories
Yeah, with us now
Roll the red carpet out with friends
To whom, to love and roll on

Our love is so right
I won't waste a minute here tonight
Our love is so right
And tonight my dance is all about you

To midnight love you,
Roll on and run the red lights
You know the game now is keep it tight

Oh, how I love your pretty rock-roll kisses
Come on and stay with me
Roll on and run the red lights
Come on, this love is so right

Stay up and make some memories
Yeah, with us now
To roll the red carpet out with friends
Oh, to love and roll on now

Our love is so right
I can taste
We're in it here tonight
Our love is so right
And tonight my dance
Is all about you

I'm going crazy
And it's all 'cause of you (It's all 'cause of you)
I'm going under, over you, over you...

This time is so alive
Everybody's tranced, dancing tonight
Oh so beautiful, and so strange
Oh, it was empty until you came...

Our love is so right
Forget the clouds that rain on your light
Our love is so right
I'll not forget how you look right now

Our love is so right
Remember let's just move together
Our love is so right
I swear it would last forever

Our love is so right
Forget the clouds that rain down on you
Our love is so right...


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Dreams of our Fathers
Oh, Iím choking, Iím choking
On the smoke from this burning house
I claw and I scrape
But I canít seem to get out
But who then, who is this
Thatís scratching from the ground
Oh, itís my world, too
But whose gold is this Iím digging out?

When we go, where we go
When weíre dead
Is the verdict still out?
Do we get into line
To line up with those long dead now?
With the muffled tears of sorrow
Bones underground
Is this time our time?
Yes, it is
Without or with this shadow of doubt

I donít want to wake up
Lost in the Dreams of our Fathers
Oh, itís such a waste child
To live and die for the Dreams of our Fathers
Though I must confess, yes
My view is a wonder about this
This love I possess, love
Must be the Dreams of our Fathers

I wanna go, I wanna run
We turn, so sure someoneís looking down
Itís haunting me, haunting me
Leaves us here to get out
Though I donít believe, I donít believe
This flavor in my mouth
Is from my tongue alone
So bitter I wanna spit it out

I repeat these words
They come out
Under the blue light in the sky
My empty pages are filling up
With these wicked lies
But I hear deep in myself
An echo, an echo
Of empty, empty emptiness
Comes up and swells inside

I donít want to wake up
Lost in the Dreams of our Fathers
Oh, itís such a waste child
To live and die for the Dreams of our Fathers
Though I must confess, yes
My view is a wonder about this
This love I possess, love
It must be the Dreams of our Fathers

Rain on my head
Rain on my head
Rain on me
And then give me air
Rain on my love
Again and again
Why canít I dream you away from me?

Look here, look here
Bloated, floating
Go belly down
Belly up in the water
But who is this here thatís drowned?
We followed a drunken man
He got us all spinning round
But itís like he swallowed himself
And didnít leave us a way out

I donít want to wake up
Lost in the Dreams of our Fathers
Oh, itís such a shame child
To live and die for the Dreams of our Fathers
Though I must confess, yes
My view is a wonder about this
This love I possess, love
It must be the Dreams of our Fathers

This love I possess, love
It must be the Dreams of our Fathers
This love I possess, love
It must be the Dreams of our Fathers
This love I possess, love
It must be the love of our fathers

The dreams
The dreams
The dreams
This love I possess love


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Everyday
Pick me up, love!
(Pick me up, love)
Hey, how long, how long, how long (Everyday)
Everyday, ah

Pick me up, oh, from the bottom
Up to the top, love, everyday
Pay no mind to taunts or advances
I take my chances on everyday

Left to right
Up and down, love
I push up love, love everyday
Jump in the mud, oh
Get your hands dirty with
Love it up on everyday

All you need is
All you want is
All you need is love.
All you need is
What you want is
All you need is love.

Everyday
Everyday
Oh, Everyday...

Pick me up, love, from the bottom
Up onto the top, love, everyday
Pay no mind to taunts or advances
I'm gonna take my chances on everyday

Left to right
Up and up and inside out right
Good love fight for everyday
Jump in the mud, mud
Get your hands filthy, love
Give it up, love
Everyday

All you need is
All you want is
All you need is love.
All you need is
What you want is
All you need is love.
Oh...

What youíve got
Lay it down on me
What youíve got
Lay it down on me

All you need is
All you want is
All you need is love.
All you need is
What you want is
All you need is love.

Everyday
Everyday
Oh, Everyday...

Pick me up love
Lift me up love
Pick me up love
Everday...

Up from the bottom, everyday
Up to the top love, everyday
Pick me up love
Lift me up love
Pick me up love
Everyday


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If I Had it All
Sometimes I can't move my feet it seems
As if I'm stuck in the ground somehow like a tree
As if I can't even breathe
Oh, and my screams come whispering out

As if nobody can even see me
Like a ghost, sometimes I can't see myself
Sometimes, then again, oh

If I were a king
If I had everything
If I had you and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized, on top of it all
Then tell me what in the world would I sing for
If I had it all

Sometimes I feel lost
As I pull you out like strings of memories
Wish I could weave them into you
Then I could figure the whole damn puzzle out
Then again, oh

And if I were a king
If I had eveything
If I had you and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized, on top of it all
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for
If I had it all

I could take anything
If I had no greed to bring
Only the poison that's tainting the clean
Oh, then nothing

Remembering times much younger than me now
When my breath was light
When the world raised me up kind

And here mother comforts child
Every moment was waking up
But now I've grown tired... out

If I had it all, you know
I'd fuck it up

If I were a king
If I had eveything
If I had you and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized, on top of it all
Then tell me what in the world would I sing for...

If I were a king
If I had everything, piece by piece
If I had you if i could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized, on top of it all
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for
If I had it all
If I had it all

If I had it all


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Mother, Father
Mother, father please explain to me
Why a world so full of mystery
A place so bitter and still so sweet
So beautiful and yet so full of sad, sad...

Mother, father please explain to me
Why forests march to desert speed
While snowcapped mountains melt away
What do we tell our babies, when do we say, oh

Mother, father please explain to me
How a man who rocks his child to sleep
Pulls the trigger on his brother's heart
He digs a hole right to the middle of this storm of hatred

Mother, father please explain to me
How it could be so this world has come to be
A precious balance in between
Such cruelty and such kindness please

Mother, father please explain to me
How this world has come to be
Unequaled in her blessings, oh, I see
Unbridled hatred so extreme, please tell me

Mother, father please explain to me
How this world has come to be so
Twisted between time and dreams
Oh, mother, father please explain to me
Oh, what's all this talk about?
All this talk about it
Spinning down, down, down, down, down
All this talk about
Endless words without
Nothing's done

Mother, father do you know
Why one man's belly overflows
Another sleeps in hunger's bed
Oh, we trade our world for a piece of bread

Oh Mother, father please explain to me
How this rare world's come to be
A place so full of color yet overflowing
Always in black and white
Drowning in the waters of our...

Mother, father please explain to me
How this world has come to be
While still blessed in all the things we see
Such a sad, sad home for you and me

Come out, and hold,
Come on out you
Come on out you
Come and save yourself

Come on out you
Come on we're taking the water
We're taken the water
We're taken the water
But you know
We got the freedom
We got the freedom

There's no God above
And no hell below
Oh, it's here with us
It's up to us
To keep afloat

How this sweet world has come to be
Oh to keep afloat

Mother, father please explain to me
How this rare world has come to be
Oh, let the blue planet
Let the blue planet

Mother, father please explain to me
Mother, father please explain


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Sleep to Dream Her
I know I'll miss her later
Wish I could bend my love to hate her
Wish I could be her creator
To twist her arms now

She stares up at the stars when
The stars fell from her hair then
I bent down to collect them
And then she was gone

Oh, I sleep just to dream her
I beg the night just to see her
That my only love should be her
Just to lie in her arms

Oh, I came there to find out
Find out she'd made up her mind, oh
My arms are all tied up
To me she was blind

This space between us
Where wingless dreams fall earless
Will you not bear me witness
With your back to me now

It seemed so unnerving
Still somehow deserving
That she could hold my heart so tightly
And still not see me here, oh

Oh, I sleep just to dream her
Beg the night just to see her
That my only love should be her
Just to lie in her arms

I know I'll miss her later
Wish I could bend my love to hate her
Wish I could be her creator
To be the light in her eyes


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Angel
I call you up
You pick up
You call my bluff
On the card to love
You hold too close
Your hands to your chest
I can read your eyes
But I confess
It's lonely far from you, oh

Even when you're right by me
It's only why I wait for you
To take my hand

Why do I beg like a child for your candy?
Why do I come after you like I do, I love you?
Wherever you are
I swear
You be my angel
You

I play my cards the best I can
But I lose my luck when you're not here
My darling heart
Won't you please give in?
I may be strong
But I want you back again

When you're not here it's hard to pretend
It's all alright again
When you're not here love it's hard to pretend
It's all alright but still
Why do I beg like a child for your candy?
Why do I run after you like I do, I love you?
Whatever you are
I swear
You be my angel, you

Watch the deck
Count your cards
Makes no sense
That I'm always losing
When you're gone

Why do I beg like a child for your candy?
Why do I come after you like I do, I love you
Whatever you are
I swear
You'll be my angel, you
When you're gone


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Fool to Think
Look at me dreaming of you
All I could hope is to have you
To have you walking with me
Laughing so in love, we two
Almost drunkenly
I did imbibe of this
Fantasy of you and me

Was I a fool to think?
The way you looked at me
I swear you did
But you looked away too quick
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think
That you would take me home
As if I was yours
Was I a fool to think at all?

I've grown tired of love
You are the trouble with me
I watch you walk right by
I smile, you do not notice me
Treat me recklessly
All you do is toss me pennies out
But the silence in me is screaming
Won't you come and get me?

Was I a fool to think?
The way you looked at me
I swear you did
But you looked away too quick
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think
That you would take me home
As if I was yours
Was I a fool to think at all?

Was I a fool to think?
The way you looked at me
I swear you did
But you looked away too quick
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think
That you would take me home
As if I was yours
Was I a fool to think at all?

You make a mess of me here
I dance a thousand steps for you
If you say yes to me
I'll be whatever gets you through

You make a mess of me here (was I a fool?)
I dance a thousand steps for you (was I a fool?)
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think?
Am I a fool, am I a fool for you?


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