The Lyrics

HOWL

Strength or fame –they will carry you away
He said ‘I love you’ but he was young
He said ‘I love you’ but he was wrong

Look around–
all the truest lovers never need to make a sound
Have you ever had a lover who took you from gold to grey?
Skin to skin but his heart is miles away…
Then the stars come out to ask the question:
“why are you alone?”
He said ‘I love you’ but he was wrong
He said ‘I love you’ but he was young

We howl for love

Been up and I been down–
and the saddest people are the most afraid to frown
When touch becomes the crime of a tightening rope
‘Cause you’re locked in a box, left to suffocate on hope
Then the tears come down and beg the question:
“why don’t you just go home?”
He said ‘I love you’ but he was wrong
He said ‘I love you’ but he was young

We howl for love
For love…

When mercy’s just an abstract notion
You let me starve outside your door
Goodnight sweet prince, you are not to blame
Who knew we could be wrong?
The moon can’t wait for the sun to fall…

Don’t fade away–
you’re the only one who can supply what you need to stay.
He said ‘I love you’ but he was wrong
He said he loved me but we were …young

MARRIED FOR A WEEK

We were married for a week, and I could never turn you off
Through the fire I surrendered to you
You were so inspired
and I was so impressed to be up in your bedroom
–wanna make it with you
You hung me up with no headroom
–I could barely refuse

Now I fool around with every stranger you know

Every stranger you know
You know.

You were silent for a month –which is easier than saying something’s wrong?
To pout; lick your lips when you brood.
You were uninspired
and I was unprepared to be wrote off at your leisure
–in a dangerous mood
you hung me up with no pleasure –puis c’est la fin de nous

Now I fool around with every stranger you know

Every stranger you know
You know.

You said I was wrong but I was good for somebody.
Good for somebody else.

Somebody else

Now I fool around with somebody else.

ROUSE YOURSELF

Rouse yourself baby
I’m sitting here awake and alone
I just need a cigarette
I love the way you roll your own
You’re frightened of the danger
Neon light between the blinds
If every friend’s a stranger
We should really stay behind

If we had forever,
I hope we’d just get better, better, better
That’s why it’s such a shame
The ways we stay the same, same, same

Don’t let yourself get crazy
History is on our tail
If only I can save me
Then in the end I’m bound to fail

If we had forever,
I hope we’d just get better, better, better
That’s why it’s such a shame
The ways we stay the same, same, same

Next motel we’ll give a try.
Ring the bell, they’ll deny, lie…
When the black is all you see then it falls on me.

If we had forever,
I hope we’d just get better, better, better
That’s why it’s such a shame
The ways we stay the same, same, same
If we had forever,
I hope we’d just get better, better, better
That’s why it’s such a shame
The ways we stay the same, same, same

SECURITY

If I didn’t love you I would never say
The secret things you want can see the light of day
I like you, I need you, you bite the hand that feeds you
You beg for flowers then neglect them ‘til they die away

You say that you’re in love
You say that we’re in love

You need/want security –I want/need assurances

If you really love me you would never go
And leave the thing that I hold sacred shattered on the floor
You grab it, you smash it, so no one else can have it
Broken pieces of my past will bleed me till I’m cold

You say that you’re in love
You say that we’re in love

You need/want security –I want/need assurances

You’re frightened because you’ve been ignored by love before
You’ll hazard any risk to excite your heart
I’m savage because I’ve been destroyed by love before
I’ll sacrifice my soul to protect my heart.
My heart.
My heart.

You say that you’re in love
You say that we’re in love

You need/want security –I need/want assurances

ORDINARY

I believe we can crush the old guard
Work with us, we want names
It’s a relief to see you back together
What started before I came

This imagination of what you wanna be…

Who you tellin’ lies to when I call you?
What’s that in your eyes that’s not for me?
Who you tellin’ lies to when I call you?
And is he just like me?
Is he just like me—
Ordinary?

I’m a spy, I’m a patron of your love
Work with us, we want names
It’s a relief to know it’s almost over
What we never became

This imagination of what you really need-
If I can’t swallow the ocean
It might swallow me

Who you tellin’ lies to when I call you?
What’s that in your eyes that’s not for me?
Who you tellin’ lies to when I call you?
What’s that in your eyes that’s not for me?
Who you tellin’ lies to when I call you?
What’s that in your eyes that’s not for me?
Who you tellin’ lies to when I call you?
What’s that in your eyes that’s not for me?
And is he just like me?
Tell me, is he just like me—
Ordinary?

BEFORE YOU DIE

Yo- I know we ain’t met but I can’t stop thinkin’ ‘bout ya
Livin’ from a magazine
Sleepwalk in a world of doubt.
Do you think you’ll fall into despair?
‘Cause you might reach out and find nobody there

Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you ‘part this earthly vale –girl, give me your number
Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you take your final breath  –girl, give me your number

Love devastates ya, you pay cash for the Similac –
you maxed out all your cards.
I’d try to save you from the state you’re in
but I can’t get through when you’re too busy being scarred.

Do you fear you’ll fall into distress?
When the world burns down there’ll be no one to impress

Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you ‘part this earthly vale –girl, give me your number
Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you take your final breath  –girl, give me that number, baby

You say this life has got to stop –can’t turn it around
You’re dancin’ on that ledge, baby get your feet on the ground
Do you remember when you’re lost that you can be found?
And if you disappear the world won’t stop

Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you ‘part this earthly vale –girl, give me your number
Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you take your final breath  –girl, give me your number
Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you throw your life away –girl, give me your number
Before you die –girl, give me your number
Before you take your final breath  –girl, give me your number, yeah
Before you die

NOT ALONE

I am talkin’ to my lonely self.
I don’t like talkin’ to nobody else.
I was so patient, now the party’s done.
I-I-I-I-I just want anyone.

You’re not alone, boy.
You’re not alone.
Boy– you’re not alone, no.
Everyone is calling but you’re not there.
You’re not there,
But you’re not alone.
You’re not there. Yeah.

I was drifting through the city in another space
I was living in a house, the rent was always late.
I was skating on the line but could not break the ice
My execution will be fine, I’ll think it very nice
And all the people who are there to yell out cries of hate-
I’d really like to meet them, these are the kind of people I really feel I can relate to.

You’re not alone, boy.
You’re not alone.
Boy– you’re not alone, no.
Everyone is calling but you’re not there.
You’re not there,
But you’re not alone -oh no.
You’re not there. Yeah.

If all the stars would fall I’d catch them all to show (x4)
…I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I just want anyone.

RIVER

I wake up early –I just barely got to bed
I don’t make no money, I do favors instead
This ain’t no warning, but stay outta my way
If I were to love you, you’d be gone in a day

The river is varied
It goes from high to low, it goes from high to low.

I came to question whether I was alone-
If a house is left vacant can you call it a home?
And I won’t make no promise, (no, no, no) ‘cause it’s been comin’ on for years
But if I don’t find you I will drown in a river of my own tears

The river is varied
It goes from high to low, it goes from high to low.

And when you feel you want to die, the world is rushing by -you’re low, you’re high,
You gotta hold on
Ooh, no matter what they say, you gotta find a way to make it through the day,
You just hold on
Oh, when your heart is lost and can’t be found
You find a way to hold on –yes you do.
You just grab onto whatever’s around and you hold. On.

I wake up early –I can’t sleep the night through
I get so high and go down so low –the one constant is you.

The river is varied
It goes from high to low, it goes from high to low.

COLD

I’m not cold because I don’t love you
It’s easier to think than to say
I’m not cold because I don’t trust you
It’s easiest to stay away

I’ll build the thickest skin the world has ever known
I’ll build the thickest skin the world has ever known
And if I don’t pick up the phone, don’t take it personal-
I was just building skin

I’m not trying to bore you
I’m not bent on living a life alone
Before we die I just want to summon the courage to tell you I’m sorry
And prove my captor wrong

We’re afraid- of what they’ll say
We’re afraid, we’re afraid, we’re afraid of all the things that they will say
I’ll build the thickest skin
I’ll build the thickest skin
I’ll build the thickest skin the world has ever known
And if I don’t pick up the phone, don’t take it personal, no-
When you’re starin’ me directly in the eye and I don’t reply –I said, don’t take it personal-
See, when you’re howling in my ear and I refuse to hear –it ain’t personal.

CONTROL

When I first saw you, you were on the moon
You were everything that I wanted –except mine
But you stayed with him
And this trouble we’re in would only add fuel to the fire

I’m controlled by your love
I’m controlled by your love
And your love is never enough
And your love is never enough

I need this mess–you stripped away my confidence
And our love remains on the fence
I’m controlled by your love
I’m controlled by your love
And your love is never enough
And your love is never enough

It’s never enough.
I said it’s never enough.
Oh no, it’s never –never enough, unh.
You know it’s never, never enough -no.
I say it’s never, never, never, never, never, gonna be enough.
I’m controlled. Set me free.  Set me free.
I’m controlled.

When I first saw you, you were on the moon
You were everything that I wanted …’cept mine.

THESE THINGS

You can travel 5000 miles a day and never find a home.
You can cry till the morning breaks and never know what’s wrong
What’s sweet on the inside lies in a hardened shell
Looks too hard to crack but you never can tell
If a wicked hand surrounds you in doubt
Call to me baby, I’ll carry you out
These things I know to be

I was born standing up and I’ll rise to the top
From six years old I was told you never can stop
Some people take all your love just to turn around and give it away -ain’t that a shame?
Other people are dying to love you, but you’d never know their names
If a wicked hand surrounds you in doubt
Call to me baby, I’ll carry you out

These things I know to be

You can travel 5000 miles a day and never find your real home.
You can weep and whinge and whine until the morning breaks and never understand what’s really wrong
You find out what’s sweet –what’s sweet is often trapped in a hardened shell
And it looks too hard to crack but if you don’t try, well hell, you never can tell

These things I know to be
These are things that I know to be
I know them all with a fervent certainty.
These are things that I know to be.
They come from deep inside of me.

WANT MORE
(words by Taylor/Brooks)

I can’t sleep and there’s nothing left to eat,
All I want to do is just play some more
I want what?  More what?  More what?  More…
All I want to do is just play some more

I can’t feel my legs and I probably never did,
All I want to do is just dance some more
I want what?  More what?  More what?  More…
All I want to do is just

I want some more
WHAT?!  I want some more.
I want some more
WHAT?!  I want some more.

I can’t breathe and I wish my folks would leave
All I want to do is just smoke some more
I want what?  More what?  More what?  More…
All I want to do is just smoke some more

I can’t think and I need another drink
All I want to do is just pray some more
I want what?  More what?  More what?  More…
All I want to do is just, is just

I want some more
WHAT?!  I want some more.
I want some more, yeah
WHAT?!  I want some more.

Gimme gimme gimme

I want some more, yeah
WHAT?!  I want some more
I want some more, yeah
WHAT?!  I want some more


EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE
(words by Bungeroth)

Who knows how long things will last, who knows how it goes?
The future runs straight through my past but knows not what it holds
But I know in time everything will be fine.
I see you drowning, you’re raising Cain
You wear a crown and you lie in vain
I know in time everything will be fine.

Because it’s not the way of the world that you savor,
Your heart tells you everything but everything is not enough and
It’s not the way that you claw and you prey,
You know the only things that you’ll never have
Are the only things that can make it through the door
And they’re off

I’m not so beautiful to never lie,
But they’ll tell you anything when they don’t know why
But I know in time everything will be fine.
I said that I know in time everything will be fine.

It’s not today, it’s a long, long ride away and your thoughts fill with everyone
But everyone’s been gone for much too
It’s not the play that you act out today, you know that it’s discreet
It’s in their teeth, it’s the only thing that they never had before

It’s not relevant if you’re not speaking
It’s not relevant if, you gotta open up your mouth
Because I know in time
I know that I, I know in time
Oh, y’know that I, I know in time everything’s gonna be so fine.


I GOT HIGH
(words by Bungeroth)

I got high and didn’t come down
There’s no easy way to fall when you’re already headed for the ground
I got stoned sitting on your fence
It took another man’s affection to question if I was the best

Now you’re blowin’ smoke at me with nothin’ new to say
Sitting cross-legged telling lies
I want to tell the truth but the truth gets in the way
Of getting back to making you mine

So I get high
I get high, so high

I got high then I lost my way
There’s no better thing to do with you than waste my day away
I got down when I lost my keys
I’d tell you that I loved you if it weren’t so hard for me

Now you’re comin’ back at me with nothin’ new to say
Sitting on the bed with you I cry
I wanted you to go, I wanted you to stay, I wanted you to make up my mind

All I wanna do is never come down.
All I wanna do is never come down.
Oh, all I want to do is never come down
Because, well, I can’t get down without you around.

I get high (so high)
When the days are dark and I want to cry I get high
I can’t save my heart, I can’t kiss the pain goodbye
When the days are dark and I want to cry I get high
I just pop a spark and puff my pain goodbye
I get high, so high


I A
M TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART
(words by Jeff Tweedy)

DON’T LOCK THE DOOR
(words by Brooks)

If I could just touch your heart that would be alright
If you could trust I’m sincere that would be just fine
You got a hold on my soul, I hope that was your goal
I’ll never leave your side, not for a minute, baby

I’m like a single grain of sand on the beach,
Every step you take, a thousand fellas just like me
We fall right off your feet

I lay awake every night wondering what it would be like
If I could have you in my life
And the next day I go through it all again
Wondering where and how but mostly when

If life was easy as a song
I’m sure I would have had you in my arms a long time ago

If I could just touch your heart that would be alright, right up my alley
If I could just touch your heart that would be just fine, no doubt about it
If I could just touch your heart that would be my dream come true, I love ya baby
If I could just touch your heart

If life was easy as a song, I’m sure I would have had you in my arms a long time ago

Ya gotta let me touch your heart
We can’t go on playing these games I want to touch your heart
Just let me in, just let me in,
I wanna touch your heart
Just let me in, just let me in,
C’mon I wanna touch your heart
Don’t lock the door, don’t lock the door,
I said I’m gonna touch your heart
Don’t lock the door, don’t lock the door,
I’m coming to touch your heart


BAAADNEWS
(words by Brooks)

I don’t know what you see in me
I’m like a broke looking glass
Everybody tryin’ to hold on to me
Just gonna end up on their ass
‘Cause I’m bad news, said I’m bad news
Yes I’m bad news, said I’m bad news

I don’t know at times what to say
All the things that got in the way
I can’t keep my own wolves at bay
Can’t be what you want me to be
Oh, I’m not the good man you think I am
But I’m good enough to say goodbye

I don’t know just what you heard from me
I got a broke telephone
Everybody talking at me, baby
Just gon’ end up on their own (all alone)
‘Cause I’m bad news, said I’m bad news
Yes I’m bad news, said I’m bad news

I don’t know at times what to say
All the things that got in the way
I can’t keep my own wolves at bay
Can’t be what you want me to be
I don’t know at times what to do
I need time just to get me through
Want more but don’t want it from you
Want more but don’t want it from you
Oh, I’m not the good man you think I am
But I’m good enough to say goodbye

I don’t know just what you see in me
I’m like a broke looking glass
Everybody tryin’ to hold onto me, baby, gonna get cut
And end up right on their ass, bleedin’ fast
‘Cause I’m bad news, said I’m bad news
Yes I’m bad news, said I’m bad news

I don’t know at times what to say
All the things that got in the way
I can’t keep my own wolves at bay
Can’t be what you want me to be
Oh, I’m not the good man you think I am
So I got to say goodbye
Goodbye.


TO LOVE SOMEONE (THAT DON’T LOVE YOU)
(words by Darrow Kennedy)

I CAN SEE EVERYTHING
(words by Brooks)

Can’t you feel it coming? For the peasant and the prince-
The meanest groove to make you move, nobody rides the fence
You better scream for joy ‘cause protest’s gon’ get muffled
All the girls and boys are doing the mortal-coil shuffle
I can see everything
No, it wouldn’t take much, just a misplaced word
To the wrong loose cannon and I’m free as a bird
Put a rock in my pocket and I’ll take a dive
I won’t miss much I’m wasting life by being alive
So pull it back
I can see everything
Are you feeling good?
Tell me about it, ha!

Pour me into the earth, I’ve finally found my worth
Pour me into the earth, I have finally realized my worth
C’mon and pour me into the earth

Gimme pills and liquor, gimme little cocaine
I’m feelin’ sicker, I just wanna kill the pain
Gonna dance in the sky, just pull the rope tight
Don’t ask me when and why I know hereafter brings delight
Because now I can see everything
I don’t like what I see, no
Gonna take a bow, show myself the door
‘Cause I can see everything, don’t wanna see no more


MISSING THINGS
(words by Bungeroth)

Missing things is all I ever do
But I wouldn’t be missing ‘em if it weren’t for you
Missing things is all I ever do
‘Cause I don’t settle for no substitutes
Gonna send you my love straight from the root
I spend all my time just missin’ you
All my time just missing you

A lonely night is all this’ll ever be
Watching movies on an old TV
A lonely night is all this’ll ever be
I think about the stars that I can not see
And I wonder how you got so far from me
I spend all my time just missing you
All my time just missing you
I been missing you

Missing things is all I ever do
‘Cause I don’t settle for no substitutes
Missing things is all I ever do
The places I been, all the people I knew
Gonna see ‘em again when my dreams come true
Gonna see ‘em again when my dreams come true
I spend all my time just missing you
All my time just missing you
I spend all my time just missing you


SISTER RAY CHARLES
(words by Bungeroth)

I don’t mind you phoning, you call me when he’s gone
You say that you don’t love him and that makes it not-so-wrong.
Regale me with the details, I’m just outside the light
I’m up under the dashboard, you want me to stay all night
It’s alright, my light shines all night

Our reputation’s blown and it’s clinging your back
I’d come down to console you but I can’t afford the cab
I’m searching for my mainline, I’m searching for your bed
No one knows the graveyard like the long and living dead
It’s alright, it’s all in your head.
It’s alright, my light shines all night

HEY HEY HEY HEY

You say you have the answers but baby you’re a wreck
Your man don’t know I’m on it cause I still can move my neck
You‘re giving me the signal that I need to go.
I don’t mind you calling me unless it’s not to ball
It’s alright, my light shines all night
Said it’s alright, my light shines all night

HEY HEY HEY HEY


AWAKE
(words by Bungeroth)

In a world of new reality, we can rest up or we could stand to heed
That in this blessed age you can’t be neutral on a moving train
The road wasn’t worn to betray those who came before

Remaining awake in a great revolution
Remaining awake through a great revolution

As for this war that never ends, a proposition made to make amends
You know a thin line lies right in the wake
Between what you give, baby, and what you take
I know that we’re young but there’s much more work to be done

Remaining awake in a great revolution
Remaining awake through a great revolution

This train is bound for glory, I said this train is bound for love
Oh this train, this train is bound for glory, yes, this train is bound

That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.

WANT MORE lyrics (c) 2011
For those of you who without the Vampisoul version of the “Beat of Our Own Drum” LP, here are the lyrics:

THE BEAT (OF OUR OWN DRUM)
(words by Bungeroth)

I got a woman that I know
She don’t bake, she don’t sew
But she’s got more vision than a gypsy eye
She’s got me hotter than an apple pie on loan

And I’ve lost enough to know that
When you love something you better never ever let it go
And I’ve searched long enough to know that
When you find something you love you never want to let it go

And we march, yeah we march, to the beat of our own drum
Yeah we march, oh we march, to the beat of our own drum

I’ve got this feeling that I can’t show
Gonna put some heat on this deep rock coal
I’ve sold more things than I’ve ever owned
To buy you a diamond ring of pawnshop gold on hold

And I’m old enough to know that even
Jesus had a hard time finding a good line on soul
And when I got him on the phone, he said,
“Don’t let them tell you different, I’ve got a soft spot for rock and roll”

And we march, yeah we march, to the beat of our own drum
And we march, yeah me march oh yeah, to the beat of our own drum

When you love something you never let it go
But wait, I learned a lot from loving you
And like the stars are bold, I feel it through and through
I learned a lot from loving you


LOVE ONE ANOTHER

(words by Brooks/Bungeroth)

You got to love one another, you got to throw down your hands
And start to trust like your brother, get closer, open up to your friends
You got to be not a stranger to faces that you’ve know for years
You got to risk a little danger to conquer all the places that you fear
You got to take time to do it all over again
Soon we’ll unwind, untangle this mess
We can start from the end

You got to love one another, despite blood that you’re sister or brother
You got to seek out the sameness in spite of how this cruel world has trained us
Tear down those walls, just try and the barriers fall
Show one that you care
There’s nothing more important than being there
Let’s be there

You got to give up your love because
You never know when someone you care for might need it
You got to seek out the sameness and love a little strangeness

You got to tear down those walls, just try and the barriers they fall
Show one that you care
There’s nothing more important than being there
I got my hand on your shoulder

You got to love one another, you got throw down your hands
You got to love one another because that’s the only way we’ll stand


BALTIMORE IS THE NEW BROOKLYN

(words by Taylor)

Baltimore is the new Brooklyn
It’s just a short train ride away from where you really want to be
Baltimore is the new Brooklyn
But no one really wants to be down in Washington DC
Baltimore is the new Brooklyn
It’s just a short train ride away from where you really want to be

Listen to what I’m saying
You’re gonna be, be by the bay
Well it’s much better than New Jersey


BERRY PLEASE

(words by Taylor)

I need a sparkly tuxedo and some hand me down soul
I fix my hair before I change my nose
We’ve got the sound of young America
Listen in Ann Arbor, out in Forest Grove
Up in Traverse City, down in Ohio
We’ve got the sound of Young America
Berry Berry pick me, oh Berry please
I want to be a Motown Star

We’re taking over with the boys and girls
Put us on a plane and we’ll tour the world
We’ve got the sound of young America
We can dance like the Tops, and we’ll preen like the ‘Premes
It’ll be the greatest thing that they’ve ever seen
We are the sound of young America

Berry Berry pick me, oh Berry please
I want to be a Motown Star


HOW TO STOP LOVING SOMEONE WHO’S STOPPED LOVING YOU

[instrumental]


ALRIGHT

(words by Brooks)

You’ll find a sticky paper butterfly net underneath your seat
We’re kicking snare into the air so you can catch the beat
We’re shooting bass butter on the dance floor to help you move your hips
And to blow your mind out through your mouth, I’m bringing loco cocoa vocal eclipses
Is there a sexual undertone?  I don’t know what you mean

I wanna get your rhythm hearts pumping, alright
(Come on baby)
And when we’re making music y’all, it’s jumping right here tonight
I’m gonna get your fleshy parts slapping
I could mean your hands, or I could mean your thighs
All I really know is you won’t be comatose
When we step up on that stage tonight

Big girls, go and saddle up that funky old swerve, alright
We’re cooking lip-o-licious grooves you need to vibrate all your heavenly curves
Now I know what you’re thinking, say,
“You shouldn’t clown a lady because she’s fat”, that ain’t my game
Tripping the fun back fantastic by my barbecue range,
That’s where it’s at, alright
Is there a rubenesque undertone? I don’t know what you mean

I wanna get your rhythm hearts pumping, alright
(Come on baby)
And when we’re making music y’all, it’s jumping right here tonight
I said I wanna get your fleshy parts slapping
I could mean your hands, or I could mean your thighs
All I really know is you won’t be comatose
When we step up on that stage tonight

So if you’re a moonshot freak, turn to ash on a sunny day, OK
We got the nocturnal beats you need to make your undead brethren sway
This ain’t your mama’s house baby, don’t you know you got to pay to play?
Drinking that soylent merlot in the back seat of my Cabriolet, all day
Is there a vampiric undertone?  I don’t know what you mean

I wanna get your rhythm hearts pumping, alright
(Come on baby)
And when we’re making music y’all, it’s jumping right here in your air tonight
I said I’m gonna get your fleshy parts slapping
I could mean your hands, but you know I could mean your thighs
All I really know is you won’t be comatose
When we step up on that stage tonight
I’m feeling kinda lonely, come on baby


75 YEARS OF ART SEX

(words by Bungeroth)

It ain’t too early to go to bed
I know it’s right, but I’ll stay here and stare
Shut out the light, it’s in my face
Shut out the light, you’re over this place

Oh but when you’re safe with me, you stab me in the dark
You stab me in the dark alright
Oh but when you’re safe with me, you stab me in the dark
You did it for your art, I knew you to call
You did it for your art

You hate the scene, you’re in his hair
You hate the king, but you’re sleeping in his chair
Shut out the lights, it’s underground
Shut out the lights, you’re over this town

Oh but when you’re safe with me, you stab me in the dark
You stab me in the dark alright
Oh but when you’re safe with me, you stab me in the dark
You did it for your art, I knew you to call
You did it for your art
And you said that you did it for your art

It ain’t too early to go to bed
I know it’s right, but I’ll stay here instead

HOLD YOU BACK
(words by Bungeroth)

Is it a crime to say what you think?
Hidden in lies, written in ink
And I told you when we were on the brink
That our love was bound to sink

I used to hold you, now I hold you back
I used to always come running, but I ain’t coming back
I thought our love was enough until it got off track
I used to hold you, now I hold you back

Is it a crime to tell you what’s wrong?
Hidden in lines, the words of a song
And I told you before we were done
That somewhere our love is bound to live on

I used to hold you, now I hold you back
I used to always come running, but I ain’t coming back
I thought our love was enough until it got off track
I used to hold you, now I hold you back


HE DOES THE TOWN

(words by Pete Prezzano)

Seen him in White Hen with a stack of tickets
And with his bitch, he knows he’s gonna get rich kid
He got a lady and her body is wicked
But they don’t even know about it, they don’t even know about it.
Gets into tangles outside of the Whiskey
Three hundred bucks a week to live can’t be tricky
He hit the number but you know it was risky
They don’t even know about it, they don’t even know about it

He does the town in a purple tuxedo,
Underpaid with overactive libido,
And they don’t even know about it, they don’t even know about it
They don’t even know about it, they don’t even know the half.

He’s selling fifty thousand dollar paintings
The only trouble is that no one’s relating
Sometimes the truth can be so so degrading
But they don’t even know about it, they don’t even know about it
He’s an expert on films of the forties
Don’t even try to tell me that he’s boring
He’s about as old as he’s horny
And they don’t even about it, they don’t even know about it

He does the town in a purple tuxedo
Underpaid with overactive libido
And they don’t even know about it, they don’t even know about it,
They don’t even know about it, they don’t even know the half.


HERE COMES THE FALL

(words by Brooks)

When you’re down and troubled, stumbling through the woods alone
Don’t expect a friend, you’re on your own, all alone
When you just can’t take another step,
You’re a thousand miles from home
You’re all you’ve got to lean on, because you’re on your own, all alone
Cry until you want to laugh, grin until you’re gonna bawl
Just when you think you hit your stride, life will make you crawl
Here comes the fall, here comes the fall

Whether you’re on a crowded street, or in the middle of a bar
You got to ask who’s the ghost? Is it them or you?
You try to connect, but you keep on passing through
Well it hurts to say, but it’s the deadliest truth of all
Here comes the fall

But don’t despair baby, you see
When you feel like you’re alone, you are not
When you feel like you’re alone, you are not alone
When you feel like you’re alone, you got no one to phone
You better call me baby, when you feel twisted
Pick up the phone book, honey I’m listed

Here comes the fall
Here it comes, here it comes
Keep your eyes on the horizon
Don’t despair baby, I’ll be there baby
Here comes the fall


GET IT TOGETHER

(words by Brooks)

I don’t want to hurt you child
I don’t want you to have to sacrifice for me
You’ll find shelter beneath my eave
Rain or snow or swelter, you’ll never want to leave, oh no

You got to get it together, come on
All kinds of nasty weather now, come one
Got to get it together now, come on
I can’t trust you because I see just what you do
Gonna bust you, baby, stay a step ahead of you
I can’t do everything you want me to do
Because somehow I know I got to break through
Obligation is not my style, oh no
My occupation is to make you smile
And I work it like a dog
Draw your curtains baby, go on and block the sun
I will be your shine if you give me room
Room to run, oh no

I got to get it together now, come on
All kinds of nasty weather now, come on
Got to get it together now, come on

UPTOWN!
Get it together, get it together
Now a wise man once told me
Believe just half of what you see
And none of what you hear baby
She took the best part of me and flipped it from love into fear
She had me running, trying to get away now
Well I was running, trying to get away, yeah
She had me running, trying to get away now
Well I was running, trying to get away yeah
Oh no

You got to get it together now, come on
All kinds of nasty mental weather, come on
Take my hand and we’ll run through the heather


all lyrics (c) 2009 The Uptown Sound

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