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" but 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: ....12341234....
the years go by. the time it does fly. every single second is a moment in time that passes oh, so quick and it seems like nothing but when you're looking back well it amounts to everything. i've got myself. i've got my friends. i've got my little family but that's not where it ends. this one goes out to you. it goes out to everyone. it's in the name of honesty because life has just begun..... 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
*** A 9MM and a Three Piece Suit ***
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 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. she lit a cigarette and 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". well i never want to bother and i never want to hover over his or her affairs because that's not fair and it seems to me that you're 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?"
*** Alone In A Crowd ***
Cemetery break the stone Mom was right, shoulda stayed at home Seems like all the good old days are gone Back and forth and side to side A lonely boy, a mans disguise Another silhouette against the sky Overcome the obstacle of animosity Take me to my old back yard, security and family When all is said and all is done I¹m not the only one When all is said and all is done Take it all for granted, I don¹t mind its all been handed down to me But ill give it back someday Once upon a time a tale, began on a television now I watch it slowly spin away Overcome the obstacle of animosity Take me to my old back yard, security and family When all is said and all is done I¹m not the only one When all is said and all is done Clean the slate, turn the page Lonely boy has paved the way Mom was right, I should have stayed at home When all is said and all is done I¹m not the only one When all is said and all is done I¹m not the only one When all is said and all is done I¹m not the only one When all is said and all is done seems like all the good old days are gone
*** American Pie ***
Bye bye Miss American Pie. I drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry. The good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye. Singing this will be the day that I die. This will be the day that I die.
*** Arm To Arm ***
Another fucking day, it's still a nine to five, I swear. I don't want to reach the top. I don't want to be a millionare. I know that it may sound crazy, but it's driving me insane. Staring out the window of another fucking train. (CHORUS) We're walking arm to arm. I won't follow. Arm to arm. I won't lead. Arm to arm. Beside me until tomorrow. Arm to arm. You're walking arm to arm with me. I'm feeling kind of homesick when I smell the old pine tree. I felt you in the breeze, I close my eyes, it's not so easy for me. Once or twice, three times a charm. We were walking arm to arm. I wanted that for so damn long, but now it's gone. I've never been so wrong. Drop me a line. Tell me everything that I've been missing. Won't you drop me a line. Tell me where you're gonna be when I get home. 2000 years more won't end this war, my brother. Half empty, half full. You're pushing, I'm pulling. Back in '96, sometimes I sit and reminisce. Took the train to Hoboken, I didn't know it then, but that is when I found my place outisde this so-called structured life. Married to my only love and music is my wife. (CHORUS)
*** As the Footsteps Die Out Forever ***
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 i've got a lot to do i'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 stand on her own two weakened feet "and so i pray everyday: don't take my mother away" and in the end maybe i'll see you there you know i'll see you there and in the end i'll see you there.
*** Day In / Day Out ***
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 all your cash doesn't make you any greener i don't need anyone to tell me what to feel 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 you'll never be alone in my room with a bucket full of phlegm i don't need a music scene to tell me who i am i should have got a warning should have came a year ago should i send her a birthday card? my conscience tells me no day in day out
Giving Up, Giving In ***
i got no cash got no girl but i got the world in the palm of my hand and i don't care if you care or if you understand because i'm a little kid and i've got little problems and i don't give a shit if you don't understand because: i got me. that's all i need. and i live comfortably. and sleep peacefully. i give up. i don't want to hear, i don't want to be near you or your friends and your dime a dozen miseries. i don't care if you care about the way you wear your hair or your shoes or your idiot attitude. don't stop because i want to hear your problems. don't you stop because i want to help you solve them. don't stop
*** It Takes Some Time ***
It takes some time you look at me you don't like what you see i don't like who i am i can change, i can change it takes some time in your factory if there's a recipe just tell me what to do and i'll slowly rearrange it takes some time so bare with me you're always there with me looking in the mirror it's much clearer now, i hear ya now echoes in my ear i can change but do i want to? nevermind...everytime...what you say...when you want it find myself inside myself and no one else can find it for me find myself all by myself and no one else can find it for me It takes some time too much time with you i don't know what to do taking time is wasting time and i'm not wasting away mine someone is telling me, yelling and selling me to their whole crew rendez-vous it takes some time so don't bother me you don't like what you see looking in the mirror it's much clearer now i hear myself echoes in my ears i can change but i don't want to fine the way i am i can change but choose not to it takes some time but watch is gone and all my clocks are wrong so, i don't have the time to change i can't change for you or anyone i think i'm enough fun the way that i am and i'm finding new friends and i'm not gonna not gonna change who i am Find myself inside...
*** Leaving ***
I'm leaving here today. I'm gonna go real far away from here. I'm gonna find a girl like the one I met in high school. But she's not gonna get away this time. I'm gonna keep her by my side. Not gonna lose my grip on you. I'm gonna somehow make it through this time. Not gonna fuck up like I did back then. Maybe I'll even fall in love again. (chorus) And when I try to make things right. I always seem to lose the fight. Can't seem to hold on to my life. So I go on through the pain. That's why I'm leaving here today. Won't make it any other way. Cigarettes & sleep are the only things that keep me from losing my mind maybe in time you'll know that. Without you I am nothing I have always acted blind. I'm never coming home because you left me all alone last night and you never even showed up in the morning. And so I try to find a way to hold it in. I guess you win this time. Good friends are hard to find. (repeat chorus)
*** On & On & On ***
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. i want to be alone i want to think it out and i'm thinking that i want to go home. 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 & on & on so will 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's 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 next in line and do i really want to know?
*** Sounds Good, But I Don't Know ***
Saw it on the television, heard it on the radio. This in truth, is not yet the end. Bus station, it's 4 a.m. Took a taxi to the city. Matt Ball left. Looking too familiar and I don't know how to feel. Not a penny in my pocket. I'm a stranger. Wanna get home. Spare some change, sir? Wanna get back home. Wanna get back home. 40 miles across the Hudson. Those train tracks. Get back. Can you smile? Here's another joke. Have you got another smoke? I'm broke. Sounds good, but I don't know. (CHORUS) I don't know but it sure sounds good to me. I don't care because I still don't know. The way it is, the way it was, the way it's supposed to be. I don't know but it sure sounds good to me. I heard this city never sleeps. I heard this city never sleeps, but its eyes are half-closed. Not a passerby. Babycry. I suppose, that I'm selfish. Stuck and I don't give a fuck. Twenty one. Morning comes. I've heard and had enough. I have no friends It hurts so much to be alone. I wish this night would fucking end. I close my eyes and dream of home. (CHORUS) I wish this night would fucking end. I close my eyes and dream of home.
*** Sincerely Yours ***
10:00 I was gonna write a letter but at 1:00 is when I opened up my eyes. 3:00 turned into 5:00. I watched the day pass me by. 6:00 I was changing through the channels. And at 8:00 the stationary called my name. 9:00 the time I stopped impossible that day I didn't speak. Dear loving friend I meant to write shoudl've but the time just wasn't right. Some things I'd rather leave unsaid and I'm sorry that I did. So here's a letter that I never sent with all the words I never said. I never wanted you to leave but you left said I never wanna hold you back but I want to hold you back. Sincerely yours.
*** Wreck Of The Sloop John B ***
I found these lyrics here We come on the sloop John B My grandfather and me Around Nassau town we did roam Drinking all night Got into a fight Well I feel so broke up I want to go home So hoist up the John B's sail See how the mainsail sets Call for the Captain ashore Let me go home, let me go home I wanna go home, yeah yeah Well I feel so broke up I wanna go home The first mate he got drunk And broke in the Cap'n's trunk The constable had to come and take him away Sheriff John Stone Why don't you leave me alone, yeah yeah Well I feel so broke up I wanna go home So hoist up the John B's sail See how the mainsail sets Call for the Captain ashore Let me go home, let me go home I wanna go home, let me go home Why don't you let me go home (Hoist up the John B's sail) Hoist up the John B I feel so broke up I wanna go home Let me go home The poor cook he caught the fits And threw away all my grits And then he took and he ate up all of my corn Let me go home Why don't they let me go home This is the worst trip I've ever been on So hoist up the John B's sail See how the mainsail sets Call for the Captain ashore Let me go home, let me go home I wanna go home, let me go home Why don't you let me go home
** What Goes Around Comes Around ***
Pick you up in the suburbs tomorrow. We won't tell, they won't follow. Pack your bags, and put all your trust in me. Never had a gun to his head, that's what he said, that's why I shot him dead, with the vengance that his daughter fed. I've always been a sucker for a brown eyed, punk rock girl, and for her I'd shoot the world. (CHORUS) Shoot him down. Shoot him down for all the nightmares. Shoot him down. What goes around will come around. Shoot him down. your father is also your pain. I love you and for us I'll shoot him down. No remorse. We've got no time to look back. The cop is on our trail and we're driving in a Topaz. Stuck in no-man's land, between the body and mind. "Drop your gun!... Put your hands behind your head!" Turn around, pop a clip, hit him in his chest. Home free, and we're headed for the border. Spending time in Mexico, Tijuana. Drown our shame then start our lives again, in California. (CHORUS) Next thing I know, I'm all alone in a motel. No explanation, no letter goodbye. I can't promise much, but I do promise this. I promise to find you. So I can remind you. I loved you and for us I shot him down.