Dear Sergio Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

Run, run, run all you do is fucking run,
But you'll never run away from yourself.
I know it's hard but you've been there before,
and you know you're gonna be there again.
I don't care what the stars may say
because they always feed their bullshit to me.
It's kinda sad how you lost what you had,
and you're never gonna have it again,
and so I say:

Hey Sergio, you've got to get us out of here
And so I say:
Hey Sergio, it's getting kind of hot in here
And so I say:
Hey

Every other day you don't care what they say
because they always leave you two steps behind.
You try to smile and it lasts for a while,
but they always send you back to the start.
Eenie meenie miney mo they shoot down everyone you know,
and then they leave you there all alone.
You wish they'd stop but they never give up,
and you know deep inside that you're stuck,
and so I say:

Hey Sergio, you've got to get us out of here
And so I say:
Hey Sergio, it's getting kind of hot in here
And so I say:
Hey

Sergio laughed for the last time today,
He said It never really bothered me:
we all have dues to pay.
Like a man that's cut off at the knee,
he hobbles, and hobbles because nothing is free.
So wake up, wake up, wake up,
but don't cry because you'll fuck up your make up,
and if you do, you won't get laid,
you won't make money, no you won't get paid.
And you act so free, you act so free,
everybody's laughing because you act so free.
Well you might fool them,
but you can't fool me with your mindless chatter
like I don't need them, I don't need help,
I don't even need to see the end.

Hey Sergio, you've got to get us out of here
And so I say:
Hey Sergio, it's getting kind of hot in here
And so I say:
Hey


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Sick And Sad Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

Sick and sad again,
sometimes I'd like the rain to end.
Sick and sad again,
sometimes I like to stand on my own two feet.

Went to the corner of second and main
but there was someone there who mentioned
that they hoped it would rain forever, forever,
so they could drown in peace.

Went down to the Hodskin P.L.
But there was nobody to answer
when I rang the doorbell forever,
forever.
So now I'm sad all the time.

Sick and sad again,
sometimes I'd like the rain to end.
Sick and sad again,
sometimes I like to stand on my own two feet.

Today was the day but she threw it all away
and I could never understand
'cause she was never one to play by the rules of the game
her and me we're so the same.

I try so hard and I never give in,
and I am never satisfied
until the day that I win against them.
But I don't care I'll follow her to anywhere.

Sick and sad again,
sometimes I'd like the rain to end.
Sick and sad again,
sometimes I like to stand on my own two feet.

Sick and sad again,
sometimes I'd like the rain to end.
Sick and sad again,
sometimes I like to stand on my own two feet.

Sick and sad again,
sometimes I'd like the rain to end.
Sick and sad again,
sometimes I like to stand on my own two feet.
Sometimes I like to stand on my own two feet.


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Keasbey Nights Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

It was the summer of 95 (so what!)
In the backyard, shaving the old plies
Feeling so strong (strong!), something went wrong (wrong!)
Straight into my finger, what a stinger, it was so long
I still remember that day, like the day that I said that I swear
"I'll never hurt myself again", but it seems that I'm deemed to be wrong
To be wrong, to be wrong
Gotta keep holding on...they always played a slow song.

When they come for me, I'll be sitting at my desk
With a gun in my hand, wearing a bulletproof vest singing
"My, my, my, how the time does fly, when you know you're going to die
By the end of the night." And said hey

I still remember when we were young and fragile then.
No one gave a shit about us because times were tougher then.
Feeling so good (good!) cruisin’ the hood (hood!)
straight into the real world where rich kids never understood.
But I don't care.
I can fade away to anywhere don't stop
because you might get dropped
and if you do who's going to pick you up
well I won’t, well I won't...
they always played a slow song.

When they come for me, I'll be sitting at my desk
With a gun in my hand, wearing a bulletproof vest singing
"My, my, my, how the time does fly, when you know you're going to die
By the end of the night." And said hey

When they come for me, I'll be sitting at my desk
With a gun in my hand, wearing a bulletproof vest singing
"My, my, my, how the time does fly, when you know you're going to die
By the end of the night." [x3] and said hey. HEY, HEY, HEY


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Day In, Day Out Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

I don't want to barge in on your secrecy (see)
Dependency (see)
It means nothing to me;
I don't want to hear about your problems.

And I don't want to listen to your apathy (see)
You're not like me (see)
You mean nothing to me;
That cash doesn't make you any greener.

I don't need anyone, I don't need anyone,
I don't need anyone to tell me what to feel.
I don't need anyone, I don't need anyone,
I don't need anyone to hate the world with me.

(Day in day out) It's not that bad.
(I worry and I worry) But you'll never have to worry again.
(Day in day out) It's not that bad.
(I worry and I worry) But You'll never have to worry again,
(Won't have to worry again) Never be, alone.

Even if I told you what it meant to me (see)
You'd disagree, (see)
You'd never let it be,
You just wanna dance around the problem,
And everybody's talking about humility,(see)
indecency, (see)
smoke, and mirrors to me,
You had the world, and you pissed it all away

I don't need anyone, I don't need anyone,
I don't need anyone to tell me what to feel.
I don't need anyone, I don't need anyone,
I don't need anyone to hate the world with me.

(Day in day out) It's not that bad.
(I worry and I worry) But you'll never have to worry again.
(Day in day out) It's not that bad.
(I worry and I worry) But You'll never have to worry again,
(Won't have to worry again) Never be, alone.

(Oooooh's...)
Alone, in my room, with a bucket full of phlegm,
I don't need, a music scene, to tell me who I am,
Should've got a warning,
Should've came a year ago,
Should I send her a birthday card?
My conscience tells me "No".

I don't need anyone, I don't need anyone,
I don't need anyone to tell me what to feel.
I don't need anyone, I don't need anyone,
I don't need anyone to hate the world with me.

(Day in day out) It's not that bad.
(I worry and I worry) But you'll never have to worry again.
(Day in day out) It's not that bad.
(I worry and I worry) But You'll never have to worry again,
(Won't have to worry again) Never be, Never be, Never be alone.


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Walking Away Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

(hup, hup, hup)

Well, hello, how are you, why don’t you pull up a chair,
Won't you tell me your story cause I really do care about,
Talking, talking, talking away.

Here’s to me, to you, to us,
To everything hope it never falls apart,
And we're talking, talking, talking away.

Well you look so fine, and you seem so kind,
And I gotta say that I’m having a good time,
Dancing, dancing, dancing away.

Here’s, to me, to you, to us,
To everything I hope it never falls apart,
And we're dancing, dancing, dancing away.

(hup, hup, hup)

Could things get any better now?
If they can, I cannot see how,
But as the time goes by, you stop and sigh,
You stop and sigh and then you wonder why.

I can’t stop the feeling as I’m walking away,
And I can never understand half the things you say,
And we're walking, walking, walking away.

So I said here’s to me, to you, to us,
To everything before it fell apart,
And we're walking, walking, walking away.

Things weren't better then,
You felt that you had to pretend,
But as the time goes by,
You stop and sigh,
You stop and sigh and then you wonder why.


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Giving Up, Giving In Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

I got no cash, got no girl, got the world in the palm of my hand,
I don’t care if you care, or if you understand,
cause I’m a little kid and I’ve got little problems yeah, and
I don’t give a shit if you don’t even understand,
I got me (But I got me)
That’s all I need (that’s all I need)
And I live comfortably (and I live comfortably)
And I sleep peacefully
GO!
I got no cash, got no girl, got the world in the palm of my hand,
I don’t care if you care, or if you understand,
cause I’m a little kid and I’ve got little problems yeah, and
I don’t give a shit if you don’t even understand,
I got me (well I got me)
That’s all I need (that’s all I need)
And I live comfortably (and I live comfortably)
And I sleep peacefully
GO!
I give up,
I don’t wanna hear,
I don’t wanna be near,
You, your friends, your dime a dozen miseries,
I don’t care if you care about the way you wear your hair,
Your shoes, your idiot attitude,
Don’t stop cause I wanna hear your problems,
Don’t stop cause I wanna help you solve them,
Don’t stop whatever I might say got a problem,
About your day, I’m moving things out the way.
I GIVE UP!
I GOT NO CASH!


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On & On & On Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

I still remember that night
it was the fourth of July
It's still engraved in my mind
and I'm not surprised.
Gang wars no guns hand to hand.
You're black I'm white he's purple
but I still don't understand.
I'm going to be alright
I'm going to be okay
everything is going to be fine
back off cause I want to be alone
I want to think it out
and I'm thinking that I want to go home.

[Chorus:]
Look who's laughing now.
I'll pull it off somehow.
As I passed her by I could see her cry
and I'll never forget the look that was in her eye
and the music you know it played on & and on & on
so won't somebody tap her on the shoulder
tell her life goes on.

3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days
I'm always counting down
because there ain't no easier way
trust me you know that I tried
and if I said it was easy
then you know that I told a lie.
I'm going to be alright
I'm going to be just fine.
One down five billion to go.
Am I the next in line and
do I really want to know?

[Chorus]

I still remember that night
it was the fourth of July
It's still engraved in my mind
and I'm not surprised.
Gang wars no guns hand to hand.
You're black I'm white he's purple
but I still don't understand.
I'm going to be alright
I'm going to be okay
everything is going to be fine
back off cause I want to be alone
I want to think it out
and I'm thinking that I want to go...
3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days
I'm always counting down
because there ain't no easier way
trust me you know that I tried
and if I said it was easy
then you know that I told a lie.
I'm going to be alright
I'm going to be just fine.
One down five billion to go.
Am I the next in line and
do I really want to know?

[Chorus]


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This One Goes Out To... Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

Staring out the window in somebody’s pick up truck,
Well I never mind the boredom cause I use I for a crutch,
Just to get me to that plane it’s a different state of sane,
And every time I try to change I always end out quite the same,
Thinking back to happier days everyone was ignorant and all the kids behaved,
But me, my friends, and the ice cream man,
That was our existence,
That was our clan,
This one goes out to the friends I never had!

Hey I don’t understand (but I’d like to anyway)
Hey I don’t understand (but I like it anyway)
Hey I don’t understand (but I like you anyway)
I don’t understand HEY
I don’t understand
I don’t understand HEY
I don’t understand

Shelter in the city we decided to go in,
And I gave a man some money to buy his heroin,
The homeless man returned and he gave me back a dime, he said,
“Put it in your sock my friend and save it for another time,”
Lessons are learned and later unlearned,
And if he knew what he knows now,
Well he could rule the world,
But I’m not one to judge,
What happened yesterday,
Cause I got me, I got myself, my future is at stake.
This one goes out to the friends I never had!

Hey I don’t understand (but I’d like to anyway)
Hey I don’t understand (but I like it anyway)
Hey I don’t understand (but I like you anyway)
I don’t understand HEY
I don’t understand
I don’t understand HEY
I don’t understand

Shelter in the city we decided to go in,
And I gave a man some money to buy his heroin,
The homeless man returned and he gave me back a dime,
“Put it in your sock my friend and save it for another time,”
Lessons are learned and later unlearned,
And if he knew what he knows now,
Well he could rule the world,
But I’m not one to judge,
What happened yesterday,
Cause I got me, I got myself, my future is at stake.
This one goes out to the friends I never had!

Hey I don’t understand (but I’d like to anyway)
Hey I don’t understand (but I like it anyway)
Hey I don’t understand (but I like you anyway)

I don’t understand
I don’t understand
I don’t understand HEY
I don’t understand
I don’t understand
I don’t understand
I don’t understand
I don’t understand


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Supernothing Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

He wakes up sad again and he wonders when the rain will end,
She acts like she don’t care cause to her it’s just a game, that he plays,
I’m a super, I’m a nothing, I’m a no one, goin’ nowhere fast,
But I don’t care, but I don’t care,
I’m a super, I’m a nothing, I’m a no one, goin’ nowhere fast,
But I don’t care, but I don’t care.

All the times he said he would she never really understood,
What he said, or what he meant, he won't forget what wasn't said,
He’ll find himself alone standing in the rain,
I’m a super, I’m a nothing, I’m a no one, goin’ nowhere fast,
But I don’t care, but I don’t care,
I’m a super, I’m a nothing, I’m a no one, goin’ nowhere fast,
But I don’t care, but I don’t care.

He wakes up sad again and he wonders when the rain will end,
She acts like she don’t care cause to her it’s just a game, that he plays, yeah,
I’m a super all or nothin’, I’m a no one, going nowhere fast,
But I don’t care,
I’m a super all or nothin’, I’m a no one, going nowhere fast,
But I don’t care, but I don’t care.

All the times he said he would she never really understood,
What he said, or what he meant, he won't forget what wasn't said,
He’ll find himself alone standing in the rain, yeah, yeah, yeah,
I’m a super all or nothin’, I’m a no one, going nowhere fast,
But I don’t care,
I’m a super all or nothin’, I’m a no one, going nowhere fast,
But I don’t care, but I don’t care.


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9mm And A Three Piece Suit Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

(WHA!)
Well I know I shouldn't care,
But I do and I don't,
And I always crack a smile,
When I see your punk rock clothes,
And you try, try, but you never fit in,
And you're never going to so pack it up, pack it in, so there.

Steve took three or four,
Heather took more,
Lit a cigarette,
Now they're walking out the door,
With a semi automatic and a ski mask on,
And they look to one another,
And they say to themselves,
"What fun."

Well I never want to bother,
And I never want to hover,
Over his or her affairs,
Cause (that's not fair!),
And it seems to me that your,
Running out of time, and it seems to me,
Like you're never going to do what’s right.

Jack dropped 21,
Jill 22,
The look in his eye said,
"Brother what are you going to do,
with a 9mm and a three piece suit?"
They look to one another and say,
"Hey motherfucker, who's the fool.?"

(BRRRAH!)

(WHOA!)
Steve took three or four,
Heather took more,
Lit a cigarette,
Now they’re walking out the door,
With a semi automatic and a ski mask on,
They look to one another,
And they say to themselves (“what fun”),
Jack dropped 21,
Jill 22,
The look in his eye said,
"Brother what are you going to do,
with a 9mm and a three piece suit?,"
They look to one another and say,
"Hey motherfucker, who's the fool.?"


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Kristina She Don't Know I Exist Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

Not long ago in my high school days,
I watched a girl from so far away,
But every time she passed me by,
I turned my head away and quietly sighed.
And when she walked by her hair would dance,
A secret tango that only I could understand,
And when she’d ask me for the time of day,
I’d look her in the eyes and quietly say.

Oh Kristina, Kristina, do you have any clue who I am? (HELL NO!)
So listen up cause I’ll tell ya once and I’ll explain myself the best that I can, whoa,
Kristina, Kristina you don’t know me so ill have to persist, (whistle)
I’m kinda shy so no wonder why,
Kristina she don’t know I exist.

From class to class, I followed her,
But I swore id leave her undisturbed,
And if she’d ever stopped and turned around,
I’d get so nervous that I’d stare at the ground.
And then one day in photography,
I found a contact print that I could not believe,
and there she was staring back at me.
So I took her home so quietly.

Oh Kristina, Kristina, do you have any clue who I am? (HELL NO!)
So listen up cause I’ll tell ya once
and I’ll explain myself the best that I can,
Kristina, Kristina you don’t know me so I'll have to persist, [whistle]
I’m kinda shy so no wonder why,
Kristina she don’t know I exist.

1.17.98 has been a day that I’ve come to hate,
As I walked into the video store,
There she stood as my jaw fell to the floor.
Tapping her toe, and waiting in line,
With a movie and another guy,
Why did I bother, Why did I care,
About this girl named Kristina Behr?

Kristina, Kristina, you’ll never get to know who I am (YOUR LOSS!)
This is goodbye so please don’t cry and ill let you down as softly as I can,
Kristina, Kristina, another name to cross off my list.
Another life, it could’ve been nice, but Kristina she won’t know what she missed.


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As The Footsteps Die Out Forever Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

She was diagnosed on a Friday,
The kids were almost home,
The kids were on their way back home from school,
Lying face down in the gutter,
Of unaccomplished dreams,
And broken memories of things to come.
"Sorry ma'am, I really am. I had to break the news.
I had to make the phone call to tell you that you're due,
You know where, I'll tell you when,
And I suggest you start living these next three weeks,
The best way that you can."

Every night for three long weeks,
She’d roam the hallways half asleep,
And as the footsteps fade away,
In my mind, I could swear, I could swear, I heard her say:
Don't wait for me, you’ve got a lot to do, you’ve got a lot to be,
And in the end maybe, I'll see you there.

Lost her strength on a Saturday,
Spent the day in bed.
Yeah, I'm fine; it's just the flu she said, with a smile,
But when they turned their backs,
The tears would flow.
She knew she only had a while, to live,
To breathe, to be, to see, to bleed,
To stand on her own two weakened feet,
"And so I pray everyday: don't take my mother away"

Every night for three long weeks,
She’d roam the hallways half asleep,
And as the footsteps fade away,
In my mind, I could swear, I could swear, I heard her say:
Don't wait for me, you’ve got a lot to do, you’ve got a lot to be,
And in the end maybe, I'll see you there.

Every night for three long weeks,
She’d roam the hallways half asleep,
And as the footsteps fade away,
In my mind, I could swear, I could swear, I heard her say:
Don't wait for me, you’ve got a lot to do, you’ve got a lot to be,
And in the end maybe, I'll see you there.
And in the end you know ill see you,
There and in the end I’ll see you there.

Don’t wait for me, you’ve got a lot, to do you’ve got a lot, to be,
And in the end maybe, I’ll see you there.


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1234 1234 Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Keasbey Nights

You, you try, you try to get by,
you’re never going to pull it off,
you shouldn't even try.
You're a wet cigarette,
you’re always second best,
they're never going to give a shit about anybody but themselves.
So you fight for them to realize,
there's more to life,
there's more to you,
there's more than meets the eye.
And when you're done, the battle's been won,
you sit back, you smile,
And this is what you hum, you hum,
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh.
12341234

You, you try, you try to get by,
you’re never going to pull it off,
you shouldn't even try.
You're a wet cigarette,
you’re always second best,
they're never going to give a shit about anybody but themselves.
You fight for them to realize,
there's more to life,
there's more to you,
there's more than meets the eye.
And when you're done, the battle's been won,
you sit back, you smile,
And this is what you hum, you hum,
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh.
12341234

(Years!) go by, the time it does fly, (Whoa oh oh)
Every single second is a moment in time, (Whoa oh oh)
that passes oh so quick, and it seems like nothing, (Whoa oh oh)
but when you're looking back, well it amounts to everything,
(Whoa) I've got myself, I've got my friends, (Whoa oh oh)
I've got my little family, but that's not where it ends, (Whoa oh oh)
This one goes out to you, it goes out to everyone, (Whoa oh oh)
It's in the name of honesty because life has just begun.
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh.
12341234

Look around little brother can you tell me what you see?
You're a big boy now, so take responsibility,
you never had it hard, but now it's getting tough,
so you (whine! whine! whine!) and you say you've had enough.
You say I'm full of shit, that I'm a hypocrite
I shouldn't talk when I can't take the advice that I give,
Well maybe you're right, but open your eyes:
the main difference here is that I (try! try! try!)

Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh.
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh.
12341234

Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh.
Whoa, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh.
1234

[Spoken:]
1: Please describe the experience of making the new album.

Making the record was not unlike chipping out each piece.

2: What took so long to make it?

Did it take long? If so it's because be are very busy.
Bands make almost nothing from record sales,
so we were out touring and whoring in order to pay rent.
Plus some other reasons which we are keeping quiet.
Wink. We lie a lot.

3: What is the record exactly, as it's called Keasbey Nights,
but no-one knows yet what the record contains.

It's Keasbey Nights. We wanted to get it right for once.
Plus it helps me sleep at night knowing blood sweat and tears are poured into and album as opposed
to paying 13 bucks for a record they only put a flashy new cover on it.
This release is a pre-emptive strike, I guess. Whatever you want to call it,
it will piss people off. And that, at the end of the day, is all that really matters.

This confuses me, aren't they paying 13 bucks for a record they already own?
Because that is what I thought was happening, sounds like I have it wrong?

Yep you've got it wrong. Wink.
If there's one thing I can't stand it's
when a CD is re-released untouched sonically, with a new cover,
and maybe a live video and kids are tricked into buying this new edition
of something they already have.
I was upset when I was told the guys were going to do this with Keasbey
so I offered to re-record it,
because I've always thought it sounded like pure garbage sound-wise.
Plus the budgets we get are laughable particularly for a band with 7 musicians to record,
so we used some of our own money and took our time with this one.
I'll tell you right now, we have no intent of hiding our intentions,
we wanted to prevent the re-release of Keasbey untouched as well
as to get the record to sound how it should have sounded originally.
For that we sacrificed months of our time, and our money
and now we feel what we have is worth paying for.
Although, truth be told, I don't care if a single record is sold as it is,
indeed, old music and kids have a right to know what it is
and to decide whether or not they'll pay for it.
Do I think it's worth 13 dollars? Yes, very much so, but that's my opinion.
What other people decide, that's their own opinion.
We're going to keep doing what we do whether or not a single record is sold.
We're going to keep doing what we do whether or not a single record is sold.
We're going to keep doing what we do whether or not a single record is sold.
We're going to keep doing what we do whether or not a single record is sold.
We're going to keep doing what we do whether or not a single record is sold.
We're going to keep doing what we do whether or not a single record is sold.

Wow. Okay. First time I have heard it said that this is the same songs.
Every time you were asked, you skirt that issue.

Whatever you want to call it, we will piss people off.
And that, at the end of the day, is all that really matters.
As my good friend Roley says, you are indeed a cassette,
and unfortunately just don't get it. Peace out bitches.


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We Will Fall Together Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

I once knew a guy, obsessed with the afterlife
Oh what a terrible day that was, he realized he'd wasted all his time
Time was ticking by, and he'd been left behind
And as the clock tick-tocked his heart did stop and everything he had was fucked

And we know not what we do (Can you hear them call?)
Will we ever make it through?
As they watch us fall from the sky to the ground to the see
Woe is me, woe is me, no one will save you now
We can only look away (away!)
We'll not be victims there'll be no victims of to speak
And only then will we be free
And up will rise the meek

And when we fall we will fall together
No one will catch us so we'll catch ourselves
And where we roam we will roam forever
No one will understand what we meant

The beaten and the bruised, forsaken, the abused
Oh what a glorious day we'll have rising up and claiming all our dues
The day will come as sure as the ever-setting sun
All of those that self-imposed will find themselves so indisposed

And we know not what we do (Can you hear their call?)
Will we ever make it through?
As they watch us fall from the sky to the ground to the sea
Woe is me, woe is me, no one will save you now
We can only look away (away!)
We will not be victims there'll be no victims of to speak
And only then will we be free
And up will rise the meek

And when we fall we will fall together
No one will catch us so we'll catch ourselves
And where we roam we will roam forever
No one will understand what we meant

Now, with the line drawn in the wet sand
You need to tell us where to stand
Sitting waiting watching rotting everything they warned us of is true
Now tell me what we're all supposed to do

They're coming after all of us with everything they've got
With the fury of a soldier who will answer to his God
So how will we fight? All we have is logic and love on our side

And when we fall we will fall together
No one will catch us so we'll catch ourselves
And where we roam we will roam forever
No one will understand what we meant


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Down, Down, Down To Mephisto's Cafe Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

If I were you, I would take this as a sign
Believe it's true, we were never meant to fly
And I owe you, I know you more than anyone alive
And I will not let go

They will not remember this song
No matter what we do we'll be wrong
They will not remember this song
No matter what we do we'll be wrong

I can't seem to see the seal we're breaking
I can't seem to see the seal we broke
I refuse to recognize your views
Someone shouted "Everything's for nothing"
Somebody shouted, "All is lost"
But I can't buy that nonsense too

Way back when the prophecies began
Do you think they really had a master plan
Or were they merely writing fables, stories?
I don't know but it has occurred to me
The punishment that they threaten constantly
It's only real if they could just convince me

We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
Down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe (We're going down)
And the gears will spin and the sinners sin, but at least we'll give them hell
And the righteous few will spit on you, so bid them all farewell
We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
We're going down (Right?) (Right!)

So fuck the flocks of sheep that keep amassing masses
Asses being led so far astray
And I won't claim to believe the things I read
Black books or agenda magazine
I'd rather see in shades of gray

If I were you, I would take this as a sign
Believe it's true, we were never meant to fly

And I knew you when you were you
Before they twisted all your views
Before you came unglued

We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
Down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe (We're going down)
And the gears will spin and the sinners sin, but at least we'll give them hell
And the righteous few will spit on you, so bid them all farewell
We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
We're going down (Right?) (Right!)

Now everybody's telling taller tales
And I don't know who to believe
Ok, if your father really loves you more
What about the other families?

Finally, I met a man with kindness in his eye and fire in his heart
He said you'll never have to choose a side
It's rewarding but oh, the road is hard....

They broke him wide open
Like a dam and a cork that's holding everything inside
You can play the role of rebel
Just be sure to know your wrong from right

I remember it was years ago
You know I still count the days
You and I had quite a ways to go
I never once heard you complain
And you said

Don't crack, because you might not make it back
And if you do you will be alone and you can't live like that
Well I know when I'm wrong and I sure as hell ain't wrong this time

We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
Down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe (We're going down)
And the gears will spin and the sinners sin, but at least we'll give them hell
And the righteous few will spit on you, so bid them all farewell
We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
We're going down (Right?) (Right!)


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Would You Be Impressed? Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

Would you be upset if I told you we were dying?
And every cure they gave us was a lie?
Oh! They mean it when they say we're dead and doomed
And every single symptom brings us closer to the tomb
And who will take the credit for our swift impending fall
Because it's not my fault

Would you be impressed if I said that the dead would help us counting
Every single moment that we waste our time?
All the time we're spending vaccinating this disease
I just get dizzy when I think of all the ways we try to hide our maladies
We wine (we wine), we dine (we dine), and everything is fine
Because it's not my fault

Now you're upset because you finally got the notion
That everything you had is spinning down the drain
Oh! Do you mean it when you beg and pray and plead?
Your "Giveittomegiveittomegiveittomegiveittome all those things we need"
And what, pray tell, will you whimper when your number will be called
You'll say "It's not my fault"

Go! Now! The others they'll await you
And every single one among the lot of you will have your turn
Ai Ai Ai Oh Oh OH
Like moths that fly into the flame it always ends up so
You scream: "Not me! Take anybody else!
Because it's not my fault!"

I had a dream last night where everyone was trying
Subconsciously I knew it was a lie
And when I woke I knew it was time to pray
To make amends before the end, before my judgment day
I looked around, I stood alone, I knew what I had to say
I said "It's all my fault"


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Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

It's in the air you breathe and it's also in the water
It's something you can't see, you've been warned of by your mothers
You've had enough deceit, you know enough to see
Join the others
When you could hardly breathe, you were wondering why you bothered

And they gave us seven days to renounce our wicked ways
Too late to make amends because we both know how this ends

So do the right thing or do nothing
(What will you do when they come for you?)
Or just do what is easier
(What will you do when they come for you?)
That is what I read what I swear they said to me
Nine times out of ten they lied to me
And after all they had the gall to say
"Son, no one will save you now"

We want it, they got it
They claim we'll die without it
But something tells me they are wrong

So what will you do when they call your name and you're not ready to go?
Everyone will stare at you and tell you what you know
That you're in too deep and you can't quite keep your secrets, one and all
We might just make it after all, on our own
We might just make it after all

But we had one foot on the gas and one foot in the grave
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made

And they gave us seven days to renounce our wicked ways
Too late to make amends because we both know how this ends

Started with six or seven, moved on to eight or nine
(What will you do when they come for you?)
Nobody seemed to notice, nobody seemed to mind
(What will you do when they come for you?)

Little miss dismiss can't miss like a detuned radio
I cannot believe you when you tell me what you know
And nothing will be broken if your house is made of stone
But you will know as I do it will never be a home

We want it, they got it
They claim we'll die without it
But something tells me they are wrong

So what will you do when they call your name and you're not ready to go?
Everyone will stare at you and tell you what you know
That you're in too deep and you can't quite keep your secrets, one and all
We might just make it after all, on our own
We might just make it after all

But we had one foot on the gas and one foot in the grave
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made

It's in the air you breathe and it's also in the water
It's something you can't see, you've been warned of by your mothers
You've had enough deceit, you know enough to see
Join the others
When you could hardly breathe, you were wondering why you bothered

Too late to make amends because we both know how this ends

So what will you do when they call your name and you're not ready to go?
Everyone will stare at you and tell you what you know
That you're in too deep and you can't quite keep your secrets, one and all
We might just make it after all, on our own
We might just make it after all

But we had one foot on the gas and one foot in the grave
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made
Everyone was laughing when we said we had it made


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Watch It Crash Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

Last night I woke alone with a whisper in my ear (whisper in my ear)
Recanting all my aspirations and my fears
And when the sun came up that voice had disappeared
But it would linger on for years

It said "We can't just blame it on our mothers
Claim everything they did was always wrong"

And there ain't no turning back when our train is off its track
And there's nothing we can do but watch it crash (watch it crash)
And there ain't no right and wrong when we know it won't be long
And there's nothing we can do but watch it crash

So mercy, mercy, mercy me
Praying for the death of a man I'll never meet
Though everyone will know the truth they'll still just make believe
Mercy mercy me

"We can't just blame it on our mothers
Claim everything they did was always wrong"

And there ain't no turning back when our train is off its track
And there's nothing we can do but watch it crash (watch it crash)
And there ain't no right and wrong when we know it won't be long
And there's nothing we can do but watch it crash

So mercy, mercy, mercy me
Praying for the death of a man I'll never meet
Though everyone will know the truth they'll still just make believe
Mercy mercy me

That's all they came for, that's all they took
That's all we had to offer, only dirty looks
And when they realized we'd given all we could
That's when they finally understood

Mercy mercy mercy me
Haunted by the memories of things we'll never see
Guilty for the statements that we'll never get to speak
Mercy mercy me

"We can't quite blame it on our mothers
Claim everything they did was always wrong"

And there ain't no turning back when our train is off its track
And there's nothing we can do but watch it crash (watch it crash)
And there ain't no right and wrong when we know it won't be long
And there's nothing we can do but watch it crash
Watch it crash, and there's nothing we can do but watch it crash


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Somewhere In The Between Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

You were gone when we found you
You were practically surrounded, you were trapped
But the opposition stalled, their blood ran cold
When they saw the look of love in your eyes

Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of the plan
We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the alpha, omega, beginning and the end
And we all just idolize the dead

So you were born, and that was a good day
Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away

You had a love and that love had you
And nothing mattered, you were fine
And some will complain, they're just bitter, what a shame
They know that loving and losing is better than nothing at all

Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of our path
We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the anthem, the slogan, the summary of events
And we all just idealize the past

So you were born, and that was a good day
Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away

Maybe the times we had, they weren't that bad
And everything else was part of the plan
We sang: "I don't know where we go from here"
This is the alpha, omega, beginning and the end
And we all just idolize the dead

So you were born, and that was a good day
Someday you'll die, and that is a shame
But somewhere in the between was a life of which we all dream
And nothing and no one will ever take that away

And someday soon my friends, this ride will come to an end
But we can't just get in line again


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Forty Days Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

And it's been forty days
I've tried forty ways
You will never quite leave your sins behind
They'll haunt you, taunt you until the day you die

You will never really go
You'll just think about it much but you'll need to know how the story ends,
so you'll sit around, even though you should just go
Tell your friends what you have heard, show them all the lies unlearned
And when you really go, you will really know you were never meant for earth
What's it worth?
If we're going to break it down with any logic, it's absurd

And no matter where we go, we are not alone
When the silence turns to cries of "Why?"
What a way to begin: we inherit sin
And nobody's going to quench your thirst when the well runs dry
And nobody's going to hold your hand on the day you die

I've tasted seven sins, so they won't let me in
I knock knock knock until my knuckles are bruised and raw
Stuck in the middle with my blood in a puddle on the floor
We made our beds, we'll judge ourselves
And only then and there will we disappear to our final resting place
What a waste!
So many decent people at the gates

And no matter where we go, we are not alone
When the silence turns to cries of "Why?"
What a way to begin: we inherit sin
And nobody's going to quench your thirst when the well runs dry
And nobody's going to hold your hand on the day you die

And no matter who you know, you will be alone
When the silence turns to cries of "Why?"
What a way to begin: we inherit sin
And nobody's going to quench your thirst when the well runs dry, well runs dry
And nobody's going to hold your hand on the day you die


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The Blonde Lead The Blind Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

The blonde lead the blind, but now I begin to see
All the things you missed when you were dismissed
Because learning always ended at three

And time after time, you pass along liability
And all the things you say, they only give you away
Because you're on the same level that you were that day

Oh! Friend! You look too deep at the cover of the magazine
But the words inside they come across deprived
And they force feed shit, but you still subscribe

And you watch, but you don't see
You touch, but you don't feel
And you'll rue the day they'll try to take it away
But they know you'll never fight it if they keep it the same

Did you lose faith? Yes, I lost faith in the powers that be
But In doing so I came across the will to disagree
And I gave up, yes I gave up and then I gave in
But I take responsibility for every single sin

Soon everyone will see, and everyone will know
That the things we hid were irrelevant and it's all just part of the show
And the blemishes and scars that made us who we are
We're told to cover up, but we've taken enough
And we're not going to stop until it's taken apart

Come one, come all to observe the fall
Free tickets to the free for all
And it never ends, it goes around against
And we're all bit players in the scheme of things

And I hope someday you'll find
All the answers to the questions on your mind
In time you will cross the line and you'll realize
That everything you thought was right

Did you lose faith? Yes, I lost faith in the powers that be
But In doing so I came across the will to disagree
And I gave up, yes I gave up and then I gave in
But I take responsibility for every single sin


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The Receiving End Of It All Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

So Marigold, my love, you've had too much to drink
And I need not remind you, our discount tickets for this sinking ship
Take-backs and sweet regrets, that's all that we have left
No one is looking out for anyone but number one

One to one, two to dance, we all get our sweet romance
Though sour grapes will turn to wine its all just vinegar with time
And oh, I want to know, we all want to know
How can anybody treat somebody so?

She said it hurts too much
I said it will never hurt enough
No one will ever see these cuts
No one will ever call this bluff
But that's just the way that it goes

And when he left us he said, "It's not so bad"
That motherfucker he took everything we had
And when I'm thinking back, I'm counting all the ways
Nobody helped us so we dreamt of better days
And we sang: "Yeah that's just the way that it goes"

Yeah, we used to be in love (my love!), but now we're just in like
And we broke all our promises and baby that ain't right
Because you don't know what it's like to lose it all
Take it back, take it back because you don't know what it's like
to be on the receiving end of it all

No! no! You were not on the receiving end of it all [4x]

You beg and plead, but no one here can save you
Why would they try when they can't quite save themselves?

So Marigold, someday we'll have to write a script
But I won't stop denying ashamed of all the selfish things we did
Dropped out of every single friendship that you had
They nearly loved you, but you never could have loved somebody back

Tell me of your sorrows; tell me everything from the start
I'd like to do my part to help a friend in need
I said you could come to me, but when you needed someone most, I wasn't there,
I wasn't even...

She said it hurts too much
I said it will never hurt enough
No one will ever see these cuts
No one will ever call this bluff
But that's just the way that it goes

And when he left us he said, "It's not so bad"
That motherfucker he took everything we had
And when I'm thinking back, I'm counting all the ways
Nobody helped us so we dreamt of better days
And we sang: "Yeah that's just the way that it goes"

Yeah, we used to be in love (my love!), but now we're just in like
And we broke all our promises and baby that ain't right
Because you don't know what it's like to lose it all
Take it back, take it back because you don't know what it's like
to be on the receiving end of it all

No! no! You were not on the receiving end of it all [4x]

You beg and plead, but no one here can save you
Why would they try when they can't quite save themselves?

Yeah, we used to be in love (my love!), but now we're just in like
And we broke all our promises and baby that ain't right
Because you don't know what it's like to lose it all
Take it back, take it back because you don't know what it's like
to be on the receiving end of it all

No! no! You were not on the receiving end of it all [4x]

You beg and plead, but no one here can save you
Why would they try when they can't quite save themselves?


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What A Wicked Gang Are We Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : Somewhere In The Between

When I look back, that's when I see everything was wrong
And you looked sad, that's when I said I'd write you a song
Everybody's got their reasons, everybody's got their ghosts to fear
When I look back all I see is I've done something wrong

Wrong, wrong wrong, all I see is I've done something wrong
Wrong, wrong wrong, all I see is I've done something wrong

Oh! My Dear! My tis of thee! What a tangled web we weave!
Everyone is the one until the one falls down
Then we're all just "please, please, please"
The painted rust will only fool the fools for just so long
Eventually, that's when they'll see everything was wrong

Wrong, wrong wrong, that's when they'll see everything was wrong
Wrong, wrong wrong, that's when they'll see everything was wrong

So here's to the boys who fight all the wars you will never fight for yourself
And you can ignore who-ever you want to, but in the end...

Oh! The Shame! Humility! What a wicked gang are we!
Like a liar looking down on a thief looking down on a killer looking down on a creep
Oh! This sinking ship will only hold its course for just so long
Eventually, that's when they'll see everything is wrong

Wrong, wrong wrong, that's when they'll see everything is wrong
Wrong, wrong wrong, that's when they'll see everything is wrong


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Birds Flying Away Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Mason Jennings)

I left my country when I was nineteen
1925
And drifted to a town on the Cuban coast
Met a woman who became my life
And oh when I saw her
Darkness fled from me
And flew like a blackbird into the sun
On the day she married me
Dear god

But now the drumbirds come for me
Oh now the drumbirds come for me
Lord give me forgiveness
For all that I've done
Forgive me now of the weight I bear
Don't keep me on the run
Dear god
Dear god

I remember climbing up those shoulders
Coming up under you like a lion
Coming down like we were dying
Dear god


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Hell Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Squirrel Nut Zippers)

In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay

People listen attentively
I mean about future calamity
I used to think the idea was obsolete
Until I heard the old man stamping his feet

This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to the body
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
And baked into cakes which are passed around

In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay

Beauty, talent, fame, money
refinement, job skill and brain
And all the things you try to hide
Will be revealed on the other side

In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay

Now the D and A and the M and the N
And the A and the T and the I-O-N
Lose your face, lose your name
And get fitted for a suit of flames


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Just Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Radiohead)

Can't get the stink off
He's been hanging round for days
Comes like a comet
Suckered you but not your friends
One day he'll get to you
And teach you how to be a holy cow

You do it to yourself, you do
And that's what really hurts
Is that you do it to yourself
Just you and no-one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself

Don't get my sympathy
Hanging out the 15th floor
You've changed the locks three times
He still comes reeling through the door
One day I'll get you
And teach you how to get to purest hell

You do it to yourself, you do
And that's what really hurts
Is that you do it to yourself
Just you, you and no-one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself

You do it to yourself, you do
and that's what really hurts
Is that you do it to yourself
Just you, you and no-one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself, yourself, yourself


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Skyscraper Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Bad Religion)

Come let us make bricks and burn them hard,
We'll build a city with a tower for the world
and climb so we can reach anything we may propose,
anything at all

Build me up, tear me down
like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down
These joining walls
So they can't climb at all

I know why you tore it down that day
You thought, that if you got caught we'd all go away,
Like a spoiled little baby who can't come out to play,
You had your revenge

Build me up, tear me down
like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down
these joining walls
So they can't climb at all

Well madness reigned and paradise drowned
When Babel's walls came crashing down
Now the echoes roar for a story writ
that was hardly understood
and never any good

Build me up, tear me down
like a skyscraper
Build me up, then tear down
these joining walls
So they can't climb at all

Build me up
Build me up


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Punk Rock Girl Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Dead Milkmen)

One Saturday I took a walk to Zipperhead
I met a girl there
And she almost knocked me dead
Punk rock girl please look at me
Punk rock girl what do you see?
Let's travel round the world
Just you and me punk rock girl

I tapped her on the shoulder
And said do you have a beau?
She looked at me and smiled
And said she did not know
Punk rock girl give me a chance
Punk rock girl let's go slamdance
We'll dress like Minnie Pearl
Just you and me punk rock girl

We went to the Phillie Pizza Company
And ordered some hot tea
The waitress said "Well no
We only have it iced"
So we jumped up on the table
And shouted "anarchy"
And someone played a Beach Boys song
On the jukebox
It was "California Dreamin'"
So we started screamin'
"On such a winter's day"

She took me to her parents
For a Sunday meal
Her father took one look at me
And he began to squeal
Punk rock girl it makes no sense
Punk rock girl your dad is the Vice President
Rich as the Duke of Earl
Yeah you're for me punk rock girl

We went to a shopping mall
And laughed at all the shoppers
And security guards trailed us
To a record shop
We asked for Mojo Nixon
They said "He don't work here"
We said "If you don't got Mojo Nixon
Then your store could use some fixin'"

We got into a car
Away we started rollin'
I said "How much you pay for this?"
She said "Nothing man, it's stolen"
Punk rock girl you look so wild
Punk rock girl let's have a child
We'll name her Minnie Pearl
Just you and me
Eating fudge banana swirl
Just you and me
We'll travel round the world
Just you and me punk rock girl


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Linoleum Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by NOFX)

Possessions never meant anything to me
Yeah, I'm not crazy
Well that's not true,
I've got a bed, and a guitar
And a dog named Bob who pisses on my floor
That's right, I've got a floor
So what, so what, so what?
I've got pockets full of kleenex and lint and holes
Where everything important to me
Just seems to fall right down my leg and on to the floor

My closest friend linoleum, linoleum
Supports my head, gives me something to believe

That's me on the beachside combing the sand
Metal meter in my hand
Sporting a pocket full of change
That's me on the street with a violin under my chin
Playing with a grin, singing gibberish
That's me on the back of the bus
That's me in the cell
That's me inside your head
That's me inside your head
That's me inside your head

That's me on the back of the bus
That's me in the cell
That's me inside your head
That's me inside your head


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Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Paul Simon)

The mama pajama rolled out of bed
And she ran to the police station
When the papa found out he began to shout
And he started the investigation
It's against the law
It was against the law
What the mama saw
It was against the law

The mama looked down and spit on the ground
Everytime my name gets mentioned
The papa said oy if I get that boy
I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention
Well I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way

I'm taking my time
But I don't know where
Goodbye to Rosie the queen of Corona
See you, me and Julio
Down by the schoolyard
See you, me and Julio
Down by the schoolyard
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard

In a couple of days they come and take me away
But the press let the story leak
And when the radical priest
Come to get me released
We was all on the cover of Newsweek
And I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way

I'm taking my time
But I don't know where
Goodbye to Rosie the queen of Corona
See you, me and Julio
Down by the schoolyard
See you, me and Julio
Down by the schoolyard
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard


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Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution)

There is a man with no face
And a name I don't remember
Who lives in a house in the middle of the woods
And he said once "Son, don't you ever laugh out loud for they are listening,
Yes they are listening
Oh you've got to be strong
Oh, you've got to keep holding on
It's now just a matter of time"
(Head for the hills, go!)

They provide the paint for the picture perfect masterpiece
that you will paint on the insides of your eyelids;
Can you possibly see anything you want to see?
No (Hell No!)
"There's nothing wrong with the way I see"
and he wanted to be a soldier in the next great war
he wanted to kill and fight and maim but not be told what he was fighting for
And that's the way it's going to have to be my friend,
And that's the way it's going to have to be my friend

I passed a man on the corner in the city yesterday singing
"Yada yada yada and tomorrow it'll never end"
and I never thought I'd never live to see another sunny day
but I'm here and I fear I'll be here till the end
So watch your mouth
Or you're going to make a grave mistake
Hold your tongue
Or you're going to catch a bullet in the head
So watch your mouth
Or you're going to make a grave mistake
Don't die for anything less than the best of life

The things you said went to your head
But you never tried to understand:
What they'll take you will never take back what they take when take what they can
because they can from you
You follow me and you follow me but you never ask why
And I wonder what you're under could this be another piece of the
"I don't know I just do what they say because they say what to do in a matter of fact way"
But don't stop because you might get burned
And you might just learn to stand on your own two feet
And I think that it's neat how you learn to repeat everything
that you hear in the street so well
You learn to repeat everything that you hear so well
You learn to repeat everything that you hear so well

And everyone was resting because they thought it was the end
And even if it wasn't they decide they'd pretend
And somewhere in the distance I could hear him whispering
"You can fight all you want you'll never win in the end"

Sometimes in the evening when I'm lying in my bed
I am taken to the forest to the isolated shed
And I wake with his words resonating in my head
And I can't stop thinking about the gist of what he said

He said:
So watch your mouth
Or you're going to make a grave mistake
Hold your tongue
Or you're going to catch a bullet in the head
So watch your mouth
Or you're going to make a grave mistake
Don't die for anything less than the best of,
Everyone settles for the rest not the best of,
I will die for no less than the best of life


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Red Rubber Ball Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by The Cyrkle)

I should have known you'd bid me farewell
There's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well
Now I know you're not the only starfish in the sea
If I never hear your name again, it's all the same to me

And I think it's gonna be all right
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

You never care for secrets I confide
For you I'm just an ornament, somethin' for your pride
Always runnin', never carin', that's the life you live
Stolen minutes of your time were all ya had to give

And I think it's gonna be all right
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

The story's in the past with nothin' to recall
I've got my life to live and I don't need you at all
The roller-coaster ride we took is nearly at an end
I bought my ticket with my tears, that's all I'm gonna spend

And I think it's gonna be all right
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

Oh, oh, oh
I think it's gonna be all right
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball


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The Troubador Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by Louis Jordan)

This is a morbid story 'bout a fellow that had to die
He had a beautiful wife but he also had a rovin' eye.

She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
for all the unfaithful husbands to see

Come let me tell you the story
Of little Willie, the Troubadour
And just how it happened to pass, my friend
Little Willie won't sing no more
(You know why?)

She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
for all the unfaithful husbands to see

Willie was handsome as he could be
He met a gal in society
Then Willie was cursed with a rovin' eye
And never let a pretty chick pass by

So he bought himself a Convertible Bird,
To ride the fine chicks around
He found out he was being followed
So he could never let the top down
(Know what happened to him?)

She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
for all the unfaithful husbands to see

If he drove a girl to a drive-in
He'd have to go after dark
He knew he always had to hide
So he'd wind up sitting in the park

She caught him down by the water
Loving the fisherman's daughter
She pulled her little pistol from right out of the air
And shot poor Willie right then and there

She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
She planted him by the roadside
for all the unfaithful husbands to see


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Such Great Heights Lyrics

Artist : STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Album : 99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1
(originally by The Postal Service)

I was thinking it's a sign that the freckles
in our eyes are mirror images and when
we kiss they're perfectly aligned
and I have to speculate that God himself
did make us into corresponding shapes like
puzzle pieces from the clay
and true, it may seem like a stretch, but
its thoughts like this that catch my troubled
head when you're away when I am missing
you to death
when you are out there on the road for
several weeks of shows and when you scan
the radio, I hope this song will guide you
home

they will see us waving from such great
heights, "come down now" they'll say
but everything looks perfect from far away,
"come down now" but we'll stay...

I tried my best to leave this all on your
machine but the persistent beat it sounded
thin upon listening
and that frankly will not fly. You will hear
the shrillest highs and lowest lows with
the windows down when this is guiding
you home

they will see us waving from such great
heights, "come down now" they'll say
but everything looks perfect from far away,
"come down now" but we'll stay.


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Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction
(feat. Kool G Rap)

Styles like Al Pacino
Reno until the Barcelino
The mad Dino with the bambino
The Gambino
Bigger than Jim Colosimo
More reservoir dogs than Tarantino
Scales for Venezuela
Brown as nino
Making the block hotter than jalepenos
G. Luciano
Be wettin' shit like Pesci in Casino
Fifty dollar cigar seer
The Bosnia
The mafia
Don poet like Garcia
Drug Czar and the Baby-P.A. beater
The M-8 behind the bar-freer
The Poconos
The Panama skier
Down with the parmesan
Ready to bomb like Vietnam with arms
'Cause the hollow-points and phenomenon
The cheddar-spreader
The killer with the gold Beretta
N.....-deader
Sweater-letter with the hollow letter
Drama-setter
The Paneretta gettin' redder kids and momma-shredder
Infrared glow off the armor better
The godfather
The problem solver
Coming through with the 6-shell revolver
Hot as lava
Gun skills that's rea
And in the 'ville I be the barber
Gangster saga
The motherfuckin' face carver

Give you a dose of shit that's dope as soda
The underworld family Cosa Nostra
Pearl handle inside the shoulder holster
G. Luciano with a click but nothin' but N.....s & Chicanos
You get hit up like Castellano
Italiano like crime familia
N..... don't get familiar
Me and my goons might have to kill you
Up in New York
We play bloodsports at home court
And hold down forts
Soon as ya caught
Get your dome torched
G Rap and DJ Shadow leave your bone squashed
Squeeze the chrome short
Take no shorts
We judge and jury in the home court
Give you the clown corpse dead on the sidewalk
Surrounded by mad pedefors
Your whole frame laid in the white chalk
You got the smoking section
First-class tickets to resurrection
Forever destined to a place where N.....s never restin'
Headed in Hell's direction
Lost at the crossroads and intersection
Should've wore a vest for chest protection
Slug fill you to capacity
Someone at the dance
Someone with the hand velocity of Butch Cassidy
Bitch Nigger with the audacity to blaspheme me
Got yourself caught in a motherfuckin' tragedy

Word
Drums of death


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UNKLE Main Title Theme Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction

There

Put aside the everyday world and come with us into the realm of imagination
The middle ground between light and shadow

U-N-K-L-E

...would've ordinarily unveiled themselves as a guarantee of anonymity but could include among other notable figures

DJ Shadow and James Lavelle

Keep on rockin'

U-N-K-L-E

It's the awesome eternal

UNKLE

Word

Science fiction

An adventure unlike anything on your planet

Keep on rockin' (U-N-K-L-E)

There were too many of us
We had access to too many, uh, too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane

Fiery the angels fell
Burning in the fires of Orc

U-N-K-L-E

A ticket to nothingness

UNKLE


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Bloodstain Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction
(feat. Alice Temple)

They say if you took it all away
This love would fall apart
I say, no way
You don't know the size of my heart

Vicious, suspicious
It doesn't matter what I say
Users and losers
There's nothing here to make me stay

Bloodstain on a blue vein
Take it with no shame
Love tracks on a loose train
Bloodstain

No gain with no pain
My scars are deeper than you think
Tie me, try me
One more time before I sink

Big lies, big times
This love is not what we're about
It's too late and I'm too straight
It's time to blow this fire out

Bloodstain on a blue vein
Take it with no shame
Love tracks on a loose train
Bloodstain on a blue vein

Take me softly
I'm going crazy for your touch

Bloodstain on a blue vein
Take it with no shame

I'm alone
And dissatisfied
And someone else is alone
And dissatisfied

You are alone?


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Unreal Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction

Maybe I can help you

How should you feel
When you've felt everything you can feel
And you still feel unreal?

How should you feel
When you've felt everything you can feel
And you still feel unreal?
You're unreal
How do you feel?


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Lonely Soul Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction
(feat. Richard Ashcroft)

God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
Yeah, yeah

I believe there's a time and a place
To let your mind drift and get out of this place
I believe there's a day and a place
That we will go to and I know you wanna share

There's no secret to living
(There's no secret to living)
Just keep on walking
There's no secret to dying
(There's no secret to dying)
Just keep on flying

I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name
I'm gonna die in a space that don't hold my fame

God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls

I believe there's a time when the cord of life
Should be cut, my friends
(Cut the cord, my friend)
I believe there's a time when the cord can be cut
And this vision ends
(Let this vision end)

But I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name
And I'm gonna cry in a space that don't hold my name

Walking in the cold, just keep on flying
There'll be a searchlight on the mountain high

God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, I'm a lonely soul

I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name
I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name

God knows you are lonely souls
Lonely souls, lonely souls
Lonely soul, I'm a lonely soul

So long, little chapel
Sweet is the sound
Pack up your light
Pack up your light
Say goodbye to the Holy water life
Sweet sound, in and out
Ahh
Pushing it in


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Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction

The name of the game is Ballbuster
It's a family game
Fun for children
And for adults, it's exciting
You make strategic offensive and defensive moves
Then try to bust your opponent's balls
It's as easy as checkers
But exactly like pool
You're a ballbuster
Ballbuster
A great new game from Mego


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Nursery Rhyme / Breather Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction
(feat. Badly Drawn Boy)

Does it mean I never let you know
Each time I turn inside
When I fully grow I'll outsize you
But I won't let you fall in love
You know it flows over me
And you won't let me drown inside

Sing a nursery rhyme to keep me quiet
Sing a nursery rhyme to keep me quiet
Woman please stay close to me, close to me
Carried through your ecstasy

You can't stop me breathing
Even when you're on fire
Know that you're weaving
With my emotional wires
Flows through me
In through me
Out through me
Over me
Feeling me
Feeding me
Electrically

It's electric ballroom love

I have to breathe the air you breathe
I'm inside you
In a room inside a room
I'm inside you
The colour changes
Follow your emotion
I can see when you're feeling desire
I feel him close to you
While I just walk around inside you
Don't let him close to me
Not when you know it's not the one
The one
You love

It's electric ballroom love
Keep me quiet

Won't you sing me a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet while you're on fire

Please just sing me a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet while I'm inside

I won't let you fall in love
You know inside the baby knows

Your baby knows

You're on fire

Keep me quiet
Breathe the air you breathe


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Celestial Annihilation Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction

3, 2, 1, fire

Now check this out
Let's go

We came here to rock

Annihilating

3, 2, 1, fire


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The Knock (Drums Of Death Part 2) Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction
(feat. Mike D)

Now I'm a break it down in the Unkle style
Drums of death that are worth your while
In the file, I'll dial, I said
Anyone who says we're not versatile
Cause it's me, M-i-k-e to the D
Getting down, U-N-K-L-E
For this you pay a fee
It's not for free
We're coming to the end of the century
Crossing continental with these beats
And getting your ass up and out your seats
The drop-top up with the flintstone feats
We're gonna put you down with the tasty treats
Hand me the mic and I will say
Living positive each and every day
Whether in the fall or the month of may
Lavelle be getting down with no delay

Yeah drums of death y'all
Put me to the test y'all
Never rest, y'all
Check it out

I got a little story to tell
With DJ Shadow and James Lavelle
It starts right now in history
And I am known as the rapper Mike D
Funky funky beats, one-two, break it down
Deliver it on down with the a-1 sound
Ounce by ounce and pound for pound
Got the shit that's out of bounds
The beat's on time and I hope you feel
Nice and complete like a happy meal
Sounds of tomorrow, can't y'all just steal?
Or is it too hectic for y'all to deal?
Gotta keep moving 'till we hit the top
My boys UNKLE gonna let the beat drop
Grab the mic and I start to mop
Like I done since day one in the game of Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop

Yeah drums of death y'all

I'ma break it down in the UNKLE style

Funky funky beats
Yeah, drums of death
You know what I'm sayin'?
Straight more money-makin'
Money-makin', ho


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Chaos Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction
(feat. Atlantique Khan)

Ordo ob kao, "Order out of chaos".
And the idea is that, uh, with the influence of powerful forces behind the scene, you can bring order out of the chaos that we see.
We know, for instance, that much of the...

...an eerie order underneath even chaos, as if the finger of God, in order and disorder, is always there...

I think he has nothing to support this.
Y-you're so full of it!
Aliens....protecting society how?
Chaos happens.
There's too many people here.

Gotta learn the way to turn
Hat over eye
Feeling dead more than alive
Give her something to rely on one more time

No one hears the sound
Fear is all around
Turn the music loud
No more lullaby

No way in, no way out
Empty talk and TV shouts
Got to find the way around
No, you ain't no lifer in this town

No one hears the sound
Fear is all around
Turn the music loud
No more lullaby

Stop the beat, hear the sound
Time has come for you to speak
Your mind
Can't you hear the sound?
Chaos all around
Turn the music loud
No more lullaby

Learn to fly


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Rabbit In Your Headlights Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction
(feat. Thom Yorke)

I'm a rabbit in your headlights
Scared of the spotlight
You don't come to visit
I'm stuck in this bed

Thin rubber gloves
She laughs when she's crying
She cries when she's laughing
Fat bloody fingers are sucking your soul away

I'm a rabbit in your headlights
Christian suburbanite
Washed down the toilet
Money to burn
Fat bloody fingers are sucking your soul away

White worms on the underground
Caught between stations
Butter fingers
I'm losing my patience

I'm a rabbit in your headlights
Christian suburbanite
You got money to burn
Fat bloody fingers are sucking your soul away

Away


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Outro (Mandatory) Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Psyence Fiction

Uh, I feel that this has given me the most incredible and wonderful thing that I have ever been given, and also, the worst
It's a mixed bag
Uh, I have been taken to the, absolutely, to the depths of extreme terror by this
I've had my whole soul undermined by it, on the one hand
On the other hand, uh, in one sense, my experience has been about finding joy


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Back And Forth Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land

What's it like
To be back?

You see things in life and you'd be surprised what you see
Life
Your whole life is changes
You go through changes in your life
One second, you got it made
Next second you're down in the dumps
And it goes back and forth throughout your whole life
One second you got the most beautiful girl in the world
Next second you don't even have a girlfriend no more
And it goes back and forth and back and forth, you know?
And this is life, man, it's changes
This is what you gotta go through throughout your whole lifetime
Never
Never
Land


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Eye For An Eye Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land

Even now in heaven there were angels carrying savage weapons

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Run, run, run
But you sure can't hide

Does our ruin benefit to earth?
Does it help the grass to grow?
The sun to shine?
Is this darkness in you too?
Have you'd passed through this night?

Run, run, run
But you sure can't hide

Where you're going you're not coming back from

Run, run, run
But you sure can't hide

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Run, run, run
But you sure can't hide

This great evil
Where's it come from?
Had still the end of the world?
Who's doing this?
Who's killing us?
Mocking us with the sight of what we might have known

Run, run, run

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Run, run, run
But you sure can't hide

Are you righteous?
Kind?
Does your confidence lie in this?
Are you loved by all?
Do you imagine your suffering will be any less
because you loved goodness and truth?

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Run, run, run
But you sure can't hide

What are you to me?


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In A State Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land
(feat. Graham Gouldman)

My mind is in a state
'Cause all I seem to do is tempt my fate
Well I try a bigger space
But all the while I'm crashing at the gate

This time
This time
Reality's struck me between the eyes

My mind is in a state
'Cause everything I'm missing comes too late
So I try and disappear
But there is only one way out of here

This time
This time
Reality's struck me between the eyes

My mind is in a state
But all I need to do is change my pace
And I know there's fear to face
But happiness is found in its embrace

This time


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Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land
(feat. Josh Homme)

Don't you go to turn around
I know the moon hand's tied us
Can you find where hides the love
Breathing down your neck

Someone's found a way

I see the moon, the moon sees
All that I do is twist in the unreal

Someone's found a way
To break into my mind

Life's a gun that's always pointing
Life's a gun that's pointing in my face

Someone's found a way

I like the night
The street, the smells
The sense of the underworld
Sometimes you come face to face with yourself


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I Need Something Stronger Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land
(feat. Brian Eno & Jarvis Cocker)

And I wrote my happy songs
Every child may joy to hear

What's wrong?
Nothing, really
I just, you know, I need something stronger
I need something stronger
If you have a problem, don't hesitate to ask for assistance
What's wrong?
What's wrong?
Nothing, really
What's wrong?

Can you feel this?
What is that [?]
Are you now or have you ever?
Hold slowly

I need something stronger

Take four red capsules
In ten minutes take two more
Help is on the way

What's wrong?

It's just a matter of how you look at it, that's all


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What Are You To Me? Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land
(feat. Joel Cadbury)

(Daydream)

So many times I've overflowed
So many faces come and go
I play my cards into the sun
And try to work out what you are to me

Been here before
A million open doors
Only one will set me free
So I fall against the wall
And try to work out what you are to me

To me

Beside my eyes the answer lies
Something I can't see
Another day, another way
It's all the same to me

To me

(What's wrong?)


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Panic Attack Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land

As I juxtapose
Between lock and load
Gotta cut some slack
Between these back to back panic attacks

I love the madness
It's killing me
Our love is behind
And I'm so blind I can't see

I love the madness


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Invasion Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land
(feat. 3D)

Show them only
Flesh you needed
You want it for you too
Stares, stares that follow
Stares, stares that follow
They want it for you

Are you all that
You're cracked up to be
We all want it for you

Sacrificial
Made for TV
Laughter's coming
And goodbye kisses
Gave him family
Pray your dream
Pray you're dreaming

Are you all that
You're cracked up to be
We all want it for you

Stares that follow
Friends to call on
Don't be desperate
Show them once

Sacrificial
Made for TV
Laughter's coming
Goodbye kisses

Pray you stutter
Pray it's not old
Goodbye


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Reign Lyrics

Artist : UNKLE
Album : Never, Never, Land
(feat. Ian Brown & Mani)

I am the lightning
I am the heat
I am the rain
Rain (reign) all day
I am the rain
I'm gonna reign this way again
I am the rain

I am the spy
Before the blade
I am the raindrop out at sea
I cause the ripples that become the crashing waves
I am the rain
Rain (reign) all day
I am the rain

You thought a different day had come
A day you thought the earth was done
And if you could have said it all
I know you would have said it all

I am the rain
I'm gonna reign this way again
I am the rain
Rain (reign) all day

You thought a different day had come
A day you thought the earth was done
I am the rain
And if you could have said it all
I know you would have said it all
I am the rain


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