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OBAMA NATIONFrom A failed businessman to a good ol' boy in hat and cowboy boots | He and Cheney came to Washington with a plan for citizen abuse | Ghosts of Tammany Hall, Teapot Dome, the Crusades wrapped up in one | Their selfishness and treason put us under the gun || Their war was a lie, so who can we trust | Their economy was a lie, so who can we trust | We put our faith in those leaders | Our foundations fell to dust | Our kids look in our eyes ask who can we trust || From a Bush Abomination to Obama Nation | From a Bush Abomination to Obama Nation | Someone willing to work through our bad situations | From this Bush Abomination we take back our Nation || They could have invested in our futures instead of their own | One put his money in oil and Gitmos and other in mental homes | And they said they would leave no child behind | they took the money left town with those kids on the unemployment line || Of course they got a library, a pension, and security team | Though we've seen their legacy wreak havoc from Downing to Bourbon Streets | And what will become of Main and Wall Streets | Don't leave this pendulum stuck or only a few will make ends meet || From I have a dream, to keep hope alive, to Yes we can: these days we'll survive | From I have a dream, to keep hope alive, to Yes we can: these days too we'll survive | From I have a dream, to keep hope alive, to Yes we can: through these days too we'll thrive | From I have a dream, to keep hope alive, to Yes we can: these days too we'll survive || We'll take a pretty face on an evil frame | We prefer lots of money, charisma or fame | But it seems this time, the stars aligned | He'll mark a place in history and won't leave the people behind || From a Bush Abomination to Obama Nation | From a Bush Abomination to Obama Nation | A new attitude out of sheer frustration | From that Bush Abomination we take back our Nation || Oh the Bush Abomination to Obama Nation | Oh the Bush Abomination to Obama Nation | You can ask you can tell, take off the mask you can yell | From that Bush Abomination We Take Back Our Nation | Oh
EVER ENDING CYCLE OF LIFE -- The Fear Of LifeI lie awake looking at the ceiling | My mind wonders what is to come | What will my day hold | Can I hold onto each breath | hold on to my life || When fighting the odds | A life some may see as broken | that fights for every last breath | A life that deprives me of running | Of playing being the life of the party | I find refuge in the shadows || Living life in the shadow of a disease | like CF has its complexities | Always in conflict, I am | Never in balance, I have | The fear of life | The value of life | Ever Ending Cycle of Life || It was a beautiful fall day | Leaves beginning to change | I took in the crisp clean air | As I walked casually to the health center || I woke up seven days later | Unable to sing this song | My lungs failed on me | They still fail on me | Where was I ... I could not remember | Some did not want me to remember || Living life in the shadow of a disease | like CF has its complexities | Always in conflict, I am | Never in balance, I have | The fear of life | The value of life | Ever Ending Cycle of Life || Remember | Remember || I lie awake looking at the ceiling | Not knowing what the future holds | Not understanding why everyday | I face the Fear of Life | Scared that this might be my last moment | Could this be my last moment | Could it be my last moment
EVER ENDING CYCLE OF LIFE -- The Value Of LifeI lie awake looking at the stars | My mind looks back at the day | All that I have achieved | Savoring that deep breath | That sustains my life || You see, I have beaten the odds, I have | A life that some may see as broken | That takes every last breath | A life that has taught me | About inner strength and introspection | I find strength in the shadows | Strength in the shadows || Living life in the shadow of a disease | like CF has its complexities | Always in conflict, I am | Never in balance, I have | The fear of life | The value of life | Ever Ending Cycle of Life || It was a beautiful fall day | Leaves beginning to change | I took in the crisp clean air | As I walked casually toward the health center || Woke up seven days later | Unable to sing this song | My lungs failed on me | They still fail on me | Where was I ... Now I remember | Those I love knew I needed to remember || Living life in the shadow of a disease | like CF has its complexities | Always in conflict, I am | Never in balance, I have | The fear of life | The value of life | Ever Ending Cycle of Life || Remember | Remember || I lie awake looking at the stars | Not knowing what the future holds | Not understanding why I needed this challenge | To see the Value of Life | Knowing that I can hold on to every moment | to every moment | to every moment
DOES ANYONE GET HORNY ANYMOREUsed to be we'd watch the late show | And we'd lay out the hay and have a roll | We'd chuckle 'tween our loving | When the host would let loose with a funny one | Uh huh, uh huh || Now she wants to watch the headline news | And our mood takes on a deeper blue | As the future seems to fall apart we see it blow by blow | Alot of people lookin' for recovery we see the downfall in slow mo' | Uh huh, uh huh | So I've gotta ask, ya I have to ask || Does anyone get horny anymore? | Does anyone get horny anymore? | I can't take much more of this | Disruption to my marital bliss | Does anyone get horny anymore? | It seems because of the economy | My wife don't want to get on a' me | And I can't take too much more of this | Doesn't anyone get horny anymore? || And though I'd like to see the wealth spread around | So everyone has enough | I don't want to suffer anymore | From a deficit of lovin’ when the goin' gets rough | Uh huh, uh huh || And while they're on the subject of health care | There's alot like me out there | Mr. President can you put us in your plan | Please sir won't you help your fellow man | Help us regain our peace of mind by ensuring that we get a piece next time || I hope the stimulus works | So I stop sounding like a sex-crazed jerk | And it seems I've got a lot of time on my hands | Seeing as I just got canned | Honey I know you're looking at me, ya I know it's a bit embarrassing | But can I finish the song... | How bout you folks do you want me to finish the song... | Hey honey you can sing along... | Come on help me finish the song | All together now... || Does anyone get horny anymore? | Does anyone get horny anymore? | I can't take much more of this | Distraction from my marital bliss | Does anyone get horny anymore? | It seems because of this dire circumstance | She forgets the romance in my pants | And I can't take too much more of this | Doesn't anyone get horny anymore?
BUSHWACKED The LegacyAmerica has been | America has been | Bushwacked | And those days won't pass so soon | With Team Bush and J McCain | Tryin' to fill his same shoes | Dousing the lights of hope | And walking us through those same blues | You know this land is already in pain | This land is already in pain | Because remember || America has been battered | And you may shrug it off but it matters | She keeps coming back to the fist | And holds on to kiss it at the wrist | Because she loves him || Lady Liberty thinks he'll protect her | And he will, from all but him | For only he can bring her the black and bruise | with knuckles wrapped in the red, white and blue | But she loves him || And she'll know what it means | She'll know what it means to be || America's blood has been splattered | As he hits her hard to the jaw, her teeth shattered | She believes she'll make do | But doesn't she deserve much better || And he says he loves her | But look what he did to Sister Katrina | She believes she'll make do | Doesn't she deserve much better || And she'll know what it means | She'll know what it means to be | Bushwacked | body wracked | Bushwacked | eyes blacked | Bushwacked | lenses cracked | Bushwacked | Oh Bushwacked || America has been battered | And you may shrug it off but it matters | She keeps coming back to the fist | And holds on to kiss it at the wrist | Because she loves him || Lady Liberty she thinks he'll protect her | And he will, from all but him | While he holds hands with her enemies | Spends their kids money into bankruptcy | But she loves him || And she dreams of him as famous men | Hitler, Stalin, the Marquis de Sade | She looked the other way for this butcher this bigot | So that he wouldn't leave her side || He strides in late at night | And crawls into bed | Now she knows where he has been | and she knows what he's done || She shivers at his cold touch | Wonders how long since he washed off the oil and the blood | And waits for the next time he turns on her | She waits for the next time he turns on her || And she knows what it means | Now she knows what it means | Now she knows what it means | Now she knows what it means to be | Bushwacked | Hopes dashed | Bushwacked | eyes blacked | Bushwacked | lenses cracked | Bushwacked | wheels of justice slashed | Bushwacked | Oh Bushwacked
THIRD WORLD ANTHEM 2009Why don't you see till there's tragedy | Why don't you hear till catastrophe | You don't see the danger signs | The stomach pangs | Of the lost | Pinned to a cross | Unless it's you | Why bother to talk | Or hope for people | Whose feet stomp out thought | Stamp out dreams | Smother screams | Of those who care | Of those who share | Of those who feel | | We've gotta sing louder | We've gotta sing louder | If you won't hear | We've got to speak more clearly | Shout away the apathy | To make you see | But all you say | Is let them eat cake | You might bend their wills | But they'll never break | I'm talking 'bout | More than just desserts | There's gonna be a Bloody Sunday | When this hell freezes over | | Maybe you think you've done your part | Think at least that we've made a start | But when Man has walked on water | Walked in space | Tell me why we slaughter | Why we walk in place | Why we choose the Hitler disgrace | When we treat the pain and hunger | Of our splintered human race | | We've gotta sing louder | We've gotta sing louder | If you won't hear | We've got to speak more clearly | Shout away the apathy | To make you see | But all you say | Is let them eat cake | When they give you sweat | It's their money you take | I'm talking 'bout | More than just desserts | There's gonna be a Bloody Sunday | When this hell freezes over | They won't be ignored | Their voice will be heard
TAKE IT ALL OFFTake it all off | I'm not impressed | By the price of your shoes | The design of your dress | There's a special grace | To your unadorned face | To your unaltered shape | In the way your hair drapes | | All these extras are lost on me | Take it all off, take it all off | To me these are things you don't need | Take it all off, till you're plain to see || You know its time | Don't hesitate | We know where we're going | Baby don't make us wait | This is our time | This will be our fate | Your lips touching mine | Our bodies entwined || All these extras are lost on me | Take it all off, take it all off | To me these are things you don't need | Take it all off, till you're plain to see || There's a light inside | That comes from within you | That's so hard to see | When you hide the real you | The gods gave you this gift | Don't hide, let go of it | Reveal yourself to me | And through my eyes you'll truly see | Reveal yourself to me | And through my eyes you'll truly see | What I see | What I see || Now you took it all off | And I'm so impressed | By the look in your eyes | By what was inside your dress | And the special grace | To your unadorned face | To your unbridled shape | In the way your lips taste || You're all that I want to see | Keep it all off, keep it all off | This is where I want to be | Lay by my side, stay here with me
NEVER BE LONELYJust call my name | And everything will be alright | Just hold my hand | And the world will be bright || Just stay by me and you will never | no never | Never be lonely || Just hold on tight | I'll rock you gently through the night | I'll kiss your lips in the morning light | Just lay by me and you will never | No never | Never be lonely || I have always wanted you | All I ask is that you'll love me too || Forget the past | You know it wasn't meant to last | Have faith in today | We can make this love stay || Just stand by me and you will never | No never | Never be lonely || I have always wanted you | All I ask is that you'll love me too || Just call my name | And everything will be alright | Just hold my hand | And the world will be bright || Just stay by me and you will never | No never | Never be lonely | Never be lonely | You'll never be lonely
TEARS ARE FOR THE LONELYTears are for the lonely | Tears are for the sad | And tears are what I'm cryin' | Because I'm feelin' so bad || Tears are for the lonely | And so lonely am I | My life has been so empty | Since the day you said goodbye || Oh the love that we had | Was just a thing of the past | It's so hard to realize | That it ended so fast || The love I thought would last || Tears are for the lonely | Tears are for the sad | And tears are what I'm cryin' | Because I'm feelin' so bad || Tears are for the lonely | And so lonely am I | My life has been so empty | Since the day you said goodbye || I pull this coat upon my skin | To preserve the warmth | Where your embrace has been | I must retain my memory | Because you say | you won't come back to me || Oh the love that we had | Was just a thing of the past | It's so hard to realize | That it ended so fast || The love I thought would last || Oh this love I thought would last || Tears are for the lonely | Tears are for the sad | Tears are for the lonely | Tears Tears Tears
VALENTINES DAYPeople walk by | Hand in hand | And believe me my heart smiles for them | But it wonders about me | Who'll set my romance free | | And I know I could love like others | Given a lucky man's chance | I know I could love a lover | As if in some story book dance | Given a lucky man's chance || Hearts, bows and ribbons | Do little for me | Hearts and bows are rivers | Flowing Upstream | To those who do not need | On gifts and love they feed || On Valentine's Day | On Valentine's Day | I hear the refrain | Of yesteryear's pain | On Valentine's Day || Would you believe | That I met someone | Who answers all of my pleas | I pleaded for someone to please me | I begged for someone to please | To dance in my story book dream || We walked down the street | Hand in Hand | And believe me my heart smiles for me | But it wonders about these | Who'll set their romance free | On Valentine's Day | On Valentine's Day | I hear the refrain | Of yesteryear's pain | On Valentine's Day || On Valentine's Day | On Valentine's Day | I hear the refrain | Of yesteryear's pain | On Valentine's Day
DAYS OF LOVEBring me back | Bring me back to the Days of Love || Bring me back to the Days of Love | Bring me back to the Days of Love | Because I'm feeling cold in this fire | Freezing in this flame | Bring me back to the Days of Love | Because my pilot light's gone out and | There's not a match for miles | No, there's not a match for miles | Bring me back || I've run so far from where I began | So far away from as a child I ran | From the place in which I learned to love | I traded that bliss for the push and shove | I traveled to the lights in search of a name | Forsaking my learning for the sake of that aim | With a confident stride, I strode into town | And my pride was broken over knees of power | And I brushed by people who were doing the same | Despised my existence cause it stood in their way | I've run so far from where I began || I should have known by the binding of leaves, | That smiles would enter and sorrow leave | I should have known by the rustling of leaves | That there would be days of cover only by the breeze | I should have known by the burning of leaves | That this was not love, but something that grieves | I should have known || They've got my soul wrapped up in a ball | And they're gonna throw it up against the wall | I've always bounced back from the shock of it all | But Baby I lose a little love | When I take the fall || Bring me back to the days of love | bring me back to the days of love | Because I'm feeling cold in this fire | Freezing in this flame | Bring me back to the days of love | Cause these fields have all grown over | These fields are filled with weeds | And I want to feel the spring | Bring me back | To the days of love | Love | Love
LIVE FOR TODAYPeople just rushin' 'round | Not knowin' where they're goin' | Plannin' for tomorrow | Forgetting plans | today | Money always on their minds | No thoughts of loved ones | left behind | There's still time left || for you and me | But we'd better start today || Oh | Can you see the crowd flow | into a cold grey | sea | Can you hear them drowning | It could be you | It could be me | There's only one chance | to | break from the past | So live for today | Let love last || Live for today | and not tomorrow | Live for | today, | and not tomorrow | Live for today, | and not tomorrow | Oh, live for each day || Live for | today, | and not for tomorrow | 'Cause the morning soon will come | And carry them away | The | days get shorter | The nights get longer | So live for today | And not for tomorrow || Hope you | understand | what I'm saying to you | You're wasting time girl | I need you now | There's only one | chance | to break from the past | So, live for today | Let love last || Live for today, | and not | tomorrow | Live for today, | and not tomorrow | Oh live for today, | and not tomorrow | Oh, live for | each day
LITTLE ONESThey came to us from far away | They knew our names within two days | Their mom looks over them so near | And keeps an eye on her treasures dear || Who is this little girl | Whose eyes can brighten up a room | Whose voice is sweet as mom's perfume | Her dream's to be on the stage someday | And play the part in her special way || Who is this little boy | Whose name runs like a river deep | Who came from far away for keeps | What will he grow up to be | A chef, an ice-cream man, we'll see | Whatever he decides to do | His mom and dad will see him through || Pure little souls | Growing day by day | Endless Timeless | They will lead the way || Who are these little ones | No jewel or trinket can compare | What joy, they've given us to share | So take these precious gifts today | And know they're borrowed anyway || Pure little souls | Growing day by day | Endless Timeless | They will lead the way || They came to us from far away | They knew our names within two days | Their mom looks over them so near | And keeps an eye on her treasures dear || And when your day is through and done | Just remember | Our little ones
VISION OF EMBRACESI've a vision of embraces | Of caressing you tonight | It's a thought I cling to tightly | As you come into my sight || But another comes a callin' | And he has a swifter stride | I know he'll overtake you | Because he always wins the prize || Do you hear the dreambridge breaking | Our future dashed upon the tide || I've a vision of embraces | That would last beyond our lives | We'll chase the light with rising heartbeats | That won't stop till we shake the night || But another comes a'callin' | And I know it won't be long | Till I hear the dreambridge breaking | Till I feel that cold outside || Do you hear the dreambridge breaking | Do you feel it from inside | Do you hear the dreambridge breaking | Our futures dashed upon the tide || You've boarded your share of passing ships in the night | Just to find disappointment in the morning light | And as you sail upon the waters of that lonely blue | Stopping only for vessels that bedazzle you | Your soulmate is waiting among those you've ignored | So shy so subdued so full of forlorn | And you'll just never know if this love is for real | So embrace that vision to know how it feels || We've a vision of your faces | And we hear you sing along | And we feel we've really touched you | As you're swaying to our songs || But others come a callin' | They're so demanding of our time | And we feel them pull us further | From the rhythm and the rhyme || I've a vision of embraces | That would last beyond our lives | We'll chase the light with rising heartbeats | That won't stop till we shake the night || And if others come a callin' | We'll turn them all away | And the dreambridge won't be breaking | And it won't be cold that day | Oh no it won't be cold that day | It won't be cold that day
IT'S BETTER THIS WAYI had to write this letter to you | To say the things my lips could never say | I've got to tell you we must part | Though writing this breaks my heart | But maybe it's better this way || How I wanted to share my life with you | And I know that you feel that way too | But baby I can't wait as long as you say you want me to | So I've got to try to stop loving you || Oh Honey life's not very long | Yet you say wait till you're sure | I have waited so long | I just can't wait anymore || I had to write this letter to you | To say the things my lips could never say | I've got to tell you we must part | Though writing this breaks my heart | But maybe it's better this way | But maybe it's better this way | But maybe it's better this way
ARMS OPEN WIDE LULLABYClose your little eyes my baby | The time has come for you to sleep | Dream a little dream | Of an ocean wide | Where all your fears and worries subside | And in love's embrace you do find || Friends and loved ones laughing joyfully | People hugging people endlessly | Where the sky is blue | And the water is clear | And glasses are raised for a cheer || In the dim light a smile bright | It seems that you have heard my story tonight | Dream a little dream | Of an ocean wide | Where all your fears and worries subside | And in love's embrace you do find || Friends and loved ones laughing joyfully | People hugging people endlessly | Where the sky is blue | And the water's clear | And all rejoice that we are finally here
COME HOMETo love is to live | But how do you live without love | When the night takes her away | What do you do || Some say pick up yourself | And get on with your life | And smile | Others say | Time will heal | The pain you feel tonight || Come home soon sweetheart | Please give me your hand again || Pain is a funny word | So short but never ends | Though time may hide the scars | The heartache never ends || So how do you pick the pieces up | Of two hearts that once beat like one | And how do you mend those fences | That anger tore asunder || Come home soon sweetheart | Please give me your hand again
TIME OF YOUR LIFEGive me the time| Can you give me | The time of your life || Paint me in your image | If that's what pleases you | Paint me in your colors | Whatever ones you choose | Cause you know that | I can't face myself | You know that | I just can't face myself | If I can't look | Just like you || Brief me on what | You hold sacred | On those alters I lay my hands | Reveal to me my marchin' orders | I'll submit to those commands | If you give me the time || Give me the time of your life | If you give me the time| Can you give me | The time of your life || Oh I've run from hearth and family | First in spirit then in fact | There are times that I might visit | But I wont be coming back | How I fought for independence | Stripped my parents' shadows | From my skin | To find others | Filled those self same roles | Employers, and lovers, | The neighbors next door || Fill me with your hatred | Then I'll be embued | Let me force out your enemies | So for me, there'll be more room | Verse me in your vices | Give me something I can use | Cause you know that | I cannot heal myself | If I cannot self-abuse || And give me the time | Give me the time of your life || If you give me the time | Can you give me | The time of your life || How I struggle to keep covered | The inadequate inside | With the right friends, | And toys and lingo | You wont see what I hid inside | With enough piercings and tatoos | And smokes and booze | You wont find your way near | The place is a mess | I can't come clean || I don't want anyone in here | I need some time | Can you give me | The time of your life | Oh I just need some time | Can you give me | The time of your life || Make me in your image | If that's what pleases you | Drape me in your colors | Whatever ones you choose | Cause you know that | I can't face myself | You know that I can't be myself | If I can't be just like you
WHEN WILL YOU BE FREEHey little girl turn your face around to me | Closing your eyes won't block out the message I have for you | You feel your body shake rattled by the ground | It moves so quickly | That you keep on falling down || There's a place inside you where an innocent cries | Beneath your armor insecurity hides | And you feel you've got to fly away any way you can | And you lie and cheat | As you smile at the people that you meet || When will you be free | From the ones you love | When will you be free | To enjoy your misery || You feel the loss of self as one of the plural rose | You fear they'll notice that you're standing on your toes | But while they close their petals to nurture the flower inside | You spread your pedal wings far and wide || So you're not alone again, you'll randomize | Just a little love along the way, you'll economize | Keeping a distance from the ones you love, you'll criticize | And if they slow you down, you'll show them how much you can despise || Then you feel you'll be free | With no safety net | You feel you'll be free | To fall from your trapeze || Why don't you just break away, and polarize | No matter how much it costs, antagonize | And when they ask you why, you can rationalize | And when they show you to be wrong, you will ostracize || Now you are free | Planted in your own garden in the middle of the sea | Now you are free | Truly, you are free, yaaa
{Could've Stayed A} SLACKERI did what they told me | Put my nose to the grind stone | And my ass in gear | Oh yeah || I did what they told me | Got a good education | Settled in a job ?round here | Oh yeah || I did what they told me | Put my mind to the work | Became a model employee | And that's why it surprised me when | Today they told me I was out on my rear || Could've stayed a slacker | Went down a road with no name | Could've taken a side street | And wound up in the main || S - L - A - C - K - E - R | That's what they call us | So I guess that's who we are | When we were young they always said | Think hard and talk fast | Walk right | And you will last || Mother sat at her desk | Pencil poised for a fight | She knew she could win | But would work through the night || Pencil was put to paper | She began to set her stride | But looked out the window | At the life she'd pushed aside || Father did what they told him | Put his shoulder to the wheel | And his back into the work | Sweating long past five | He put his life on that line | To see the work got done on time || Oh I could've stayed a slacker | Went down a road with no name | Could've taken a side street | And wound up in the main || S - L - A - C - K - E - R | That's what they call us | So I guess that's who we are | When we were young they always said | Think hard and talk fast | Walk right | And you will last
DESCENT FROM HEAVEN'S SKIESHe crept from the shadows | Into the failing golden light | The goal of his enterprise | Was now in sight || From the misty air he spun a bag of dreams | To warm the guard's hand and gain his leave | And enter he did the once forbidden realm | Casting upon the grass an eerie winter freeze || In the holy chambers one could feel a ch-ch-chill coming on | With a tremble in the distance that darkened the brightest dawn | And so from his long slumber he did rise | To observe his descent from Heaven's skies || As he walked upon the surface of the Earth | He saw a boy on a bridge without purpose | What is my role in this world the boy said | To act without feeling like the living dead? || And all sang | Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah | Oh || What had been preached so long ago | Had gotten twisted along the way | Would this boy Could this boy | Be the one to shed light upon darkened corners | To make clear the voices || With open eyes a determined heart | he shot up like a fiery dart | Through the mist he traveled all night | To come upon the darkness he'd fight || Darkness fought with piercing but closed eyes | As seeing the dawn would spell its demise | But the force of its blows was scattered and unfelt | By the lad who now understood the hand he'd been dealt || In the holy chambers one could feel a warm breeze coming on | With a tremble in the distance that brought with it the brightest dawn | And so from his stolen chair he did rise | To observe his descent from Heaven's skies || And all sang | Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah | Oh
TIME AND TIDESTime and tides flow on by | And there's naught that I can do but wave goodbye || I thrust my reach into the flow | But it slips through my fingers | As if to better places it goes || I'm tired of waiting for ships in the night | I'm tired of reaching for high-flying kites | That flow on by on time and tides || I thrust my reach through space and time | To those smiling faces in play sublime || I wish these roots could rise like legs | Then I'd jump in their jump ropes | I'd run to catch their balls | They'd know that I live || But they move in seconds | Whereas I move in years | And they pass from my eyesight drenched in tears | They flow on by like time and tides || I'm tired of waiting for ships in the night | I'm tired of reaching for high-flying kites | That flow on by on time and tides || Cry the "Ode on a Grecian Urn" | The boy runs so fleetly | in hopes this girl's heard will turn || Is it better to belove or behold | To put off this heaven put off this home | Or to be holding my love | Or to be holding my love | To be holding my love || I've seen the passing of what should be mine | And I'm tired of sipping this solitary wine | I want to drink the tide that flows on by || Time and tides flow on by | And there's naught that I can do | But I won't wave bye bye
WORDS AND PICTURESWords and pictures manipulated by tricksters | With blue smoke and mirrors to beguile our eyes | To make friends and neighbors | Who have suffered and labored together for centuries | Become sudden foes || Dredging up latent hatreds of ancestral strangers | Fomenting a hunger for the riches of others | Beguiling us to feed the weakest among us | To the beast they've unleashed | In the streets of our homes | Of our homes | Our homes || But the beast has an appetite voracious and large | No amount of appeasement will calm it for long | And while leaders of elsewhere rant and rail at the shame | Their consistent inaction | Makes me wonder if they intend | We be slain | We be slain || Words and pictures manipulated by tricksters | With blue smoke and mirrors to beguile our eyes | To make friends and neighbors | Who have suffered and labored together for centuries | Become sudden foes || Dredging up latent hatreds of ancestral strangers | Fomenting a hunger for the riches of others | Beguiling us to feed the weakest among us | To the beast they've unleashed | In the streets of our homes | Of our homes | Our homes || But the beast has an appetite voracious and large | No amount of appeasement will calm it for long | And while leaders of elsewhere rant and rail at the shame | Their shouts of hollow thunder | Makes me wonder if they intend | We be slain | We be slain || Now a leader of elsewhere is in the hall of our king | Ranting and railing at his human rights shame | Our villagers' hearts beat shameless and hard | Could this be the savior to save our homes | But soon we fall to our knees and put our smiling hopes away | With a silent prayer that they'll be fulfilled one day || For this leader of elsewhere his heated words rendered | Gave our leader forty million and quietly moved on
TIRED WARRIORSI've seen you battle dragons | Those I've imagined | Others all too real | Your shield and armor | Wrought of cunning | Your victims vanquished by force of words || While I shrank from monsters | ?Neath my box spring | You read me stories | Or held my hand | Full well knowing dire winds were blowing | That could make tomorrow our last stand || Though the years | Have blinded your eyes with gloom | When you saw our smiles | you can see your way through || You tugged a wagon | Filled with kit and kin | Through prairies and pitfalls | To this present plain || And though you tire | Though you strain | I know we can beat this | I know that we can | The fruits of your labor | The fruits of your faith | Will be ours for the tasting | Oh imagine that day || Tired Warriors don't give up | Tired Warriors don't give in | Tired Warriors don't break down | Tired Warriors don't leave now | Tired Warriors don't give out | Tired Warriors don't give in | Tired Warriors we need you | Tired Warriors we thank you | Tired Warriors we thank you || Friends who inspired you | Friends that you turned to | Were friends who expired too early and left you | Struggling for answers | Amid all this clamor | How to keep the show going | With so far fewer dancers | Oh the years | Have blinded your eyes with gloom | And though you see our smiles | you can't see your way through || Tired Warriors don't give up | Tired Warriors don't give in | Tired Warriors don't break down | Tired Warriors don't leave now | Tired Warriors don't give out | Tired Warriors don't give in | Tired Warriors we need you | Warriors we thank you | Warriors we thank you | Warriors we thank you
TWO WAY STREETI see you walk | Walking close | I see your feet kissing the street | I spy your smile | Caress the air around me | And I know that you are drawing near || I try to reach out I try to reach you | To find some way for you to notice me | But my tongue's too tied to speak the words | And I can't find the keys to set the Muses free | Set the Muses free | So long I've read these words | I've lived these tragic lines | I want to see the writer use a kinder pen | I want the ink to dry upon a happier ending | Upon a happier ending || If love's a two way street | Why do I see one lane | If we can't be together | I'll take just half the blame | If love's a breaking bridge | I'll meet half way to mend it | I'm handing you the pen | This song is yours for ending | This song is yours for ending | Yours for ending || I see you walk | Walking close | I see your feet kissing the street | I spy your smile | Caress the air around me | And I know that you are drawing near || If love's a two way street | Why do I see one lane | If we can't be together | I'll take just half the blame | If love's a breaking bridge | I'll meet half way to mend it | I'm handing you the pen | This song is yours for ending | This song is yours for ending | Yours for ending
AS THE SMILES GO MARCHING ONThere are times I wake between the sleep and light | When something seems so clear to me | That in the fight between wrong and right | So many of our soldiers sleep | As the smiles go marching on | | There are times I feel as though we're in a lab | And tests are run to see how we react | But a few of us look toward the skies | And see that there are laughing eyes | As the smiles go marching on | | We raise our voices to pull our comrades' eyes | To the startling visions that we had spied | But the sated puppets leap to shout us down | And speak of brighter hours coming round | For those who stare into the ground | | If I told you that the world is flat | In your local paper your T.V. set | Would you believe that you're truly free | If I spoke those words incessantly | With those chains on your mind and feet | Those chains on your mind and feet | | There are times when right is wrong | When it hates too much or waits too long | There are times when uncertain soldier's sleep | And wait to join the winning fleet | They'll follow though their footsteps lead | To be placed upon the killing feast for the mouth of the beast | | If I told you the world is flat | In your local paper your T.V. set | Would you believe that you're truly free | If I spoke those words incessantly | With those chains on your mind and feet | Those chains on your mind and feet | | I strode to vote on election day | Amid lives spinning toward early graves | Past the hunger and illiteracy | Past the racial and past disease | The cash in my wallet was the only sign I need | I pulled the lever and set my vote free | And let the smiles go marching on
PEOPLE RUSHINGPeople rushing all the time | Don't get caught in the middle | Give me your hand girl | Let me take you from this crowd | | Technology is booming | Could the end be looming | People so impatient | Humanity's lost in the quotient | | Think of all your pressured days | Try to remember when you last | Gave your love a heart felt kiss | And didn't just rush on past | Look through the hole above | Man's truly reached beyond | Feel the falling rain | Observe the new formed ponds | | Time slips on by | In our fast moving world | But don't lose your grip | On the one thing that'll stay | Forever...yours | | Your level head is spinning | Which course should you choose | Give me your hand girl | Let me take you from this crowd | | Think of all your pressured days | Try to remember when you last | Gave your love a heart felt kiss | And didn't just rush on past | Look through the hole above | Man's truly reached beyond | Feel the falling rain | Observe the new formed ponds | | Time slips on by | In our fast moving world | But don't lose your grip | On the one thing that'll stay | Forever...yours
WHAT YOU REAPI don't claim to know all there is to know | But I know that life is a hard way to go | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | | You say you want to wait till you're very sure | But every day you wait you miss so much more | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | | Think of the love that only I can give | Baby give me a chance I'll teach you to live | Teach you to live | | I don't claim to know all there is to know | But I know that life is a hard way to go | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know
DREAM LOVERSMy eyes follow you | Through our separate dreams | Or is it a nightmare | On the outskirts of a dream | | Because to watch you is not to touch you | It's like you're up on a movie screen | To watch you is not to touch you | You can't hear my silent screams | And I don't know if this dream will come true | I don't know how this movie will end | I don't know if this angel will come to me | Or if I'll have to just pretend | We're dream lovers | We're dream lovers | | Very few are my demands | I'd be happy just to hold your hand | In the moonlight | In the far light | Through the darkness | To the other side | There's so much darkness | In the brightest night | You can see it | Look in my eyes | Feel the pain so many feel | Why do they say everything is alright | | How can they say that | How can they say that | How can they say | When our bodies can't rise | Who do they think they are | Why should we do more | Who do they think they are | Is happiness only for the healthy | Is joy only for the strong | As time goes through these corridors | I see smiling faces | How about one more | | As you pass by | I want to take your hand | And never let go | Until you understand | That though I'm not the good | The better or the best | I know I'll give you something | That stands above the rest | | As you pass by | I want to take your hand | And never let go | Until you understand | That though I'm not the good | The better or the best | I know I'll give you something | That stands above the rest | | Last night I dreamed we were dancing | On a floor woven by the stars | For the first time in my life my legs moved | As if reborn to a luckier man | And your eyes lay only on me | And your hands brushed the tears from my cheek | The dream had the feel of reality | The dream had the feel of your hand | The dream made me feel we were more than | Dream lovers | Dream lovers | Dream lovers
¿ÓLA, QUÉ TAL?Óla, qué tal mi amor | Óla, qué tal | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Qué tal | Eres mi amor solo | Mi amor grandisimo | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Mi amor de amor | | Cuando separemos | Perdí la corazón | Porque temí que no te veré otra vez | Perdí la corazón | Pero las mareas te trajeron aquí | Y La corazón regresaste a mi | Porque tu volviste a mi, mi amor | Y solamente que yo te digo es lo que has oíste | Y que tu oyeras todos los dias | | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Cómo estás | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Cómo estás | Eres mi amor solo | Mi amor grandisimo | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Mi amor de amor | | El mundo no ha visto un amor como esto hasta ahora | Hasta ahora | Tu y yo no hemos visto uno amor como el nuestro hasta ahora | Hasta ahora | | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Óla, qué tal | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Qué tal | Eres mi amor solo | Mi amor grandisimo | Óla, qué tal mi amor | Mi amor de amor
WET OF THE NIGHTHis was the only love she knew | A flower in an empty garden | And she voiced no qualms with the things he'd do | Or the pain that flew with the black and blue | | Because he made her feel like no one had | He made her shake at the touch of his hand | He made her feel like no one had | In the wet of the night | The wet of the night | | She held his image like a flower in flames | Held it firm until the heat climbed high | When the rains fell and pummeled the fire | you could hear her screaming out his name | He awoke a beast deep within her walls | Within countless cages it heard his call | With patient cunning he found every key | and at his will it would be unleashed | At his will it would be unleashed | | In the wet of the night | Rivers flow and geysers blow | Lovers rise and lovers fall | Prey to the twisted souls | Prey to the twisted souls | In the wet of the night | The wet of the night | The wet of the night | | A man alighted on the coast of her pain | ready to give all he thought she'd need | He brought the means to find the cure | But did she really want to be saved | Would she heed his words | learn from the lessons taught | remain in his embrace if it didn't rain so hard | | Soon she was crying out the name | Of the lover who had sunk his fangs | Below the skin to fill her veins | With a venom that made her throb with pain | Until she felt the cold hard rain | Felt the cold hard rain | Rain rain | | In the wet of the night | Rivers flow and geysers blow | Lovers rise and lovers fall | Prey to the twisted souls | Prey to the twisted souls | In the wet of the night | The wet of the night | The wet of the night | Wet of the night
WHAT YOU REAPI don't claim to know all there is to know | But I know that life is a hard way to go | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | | You say you want to wait till you're very sure | But every day you wait you miss so much more | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | | Think of the love that only I can give | Baby give me a chance I'll teach you to live | Teach you to live | | I don't claim to know all there is to know | But I know that life is a hard way to go | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know | Baby what you reap you must sow | Can't you see now don't you know
SO GOOD LOOKIN'She was so good lookin' and she knew it to be true | She was so good looking and she knew just what to do | She teased and teased and seldom pleased | And she brought grown men to little boy's knees | Till the day when she met her match | She brushed by him and the flame did catch | | She was so good lookin' on her wedding day | But from that time forward | Something happened it's hard to say | She had to work so hard for the man she loved | While he went outside into the push and shove | A beauty she was | Like a rose she was in bloom | But more and more she had to cover her pores | Till she was a rose | She was a rose no more | | He sat in front of the T.V. set | Drinkin' beers and oozin' sweat | Was this the man she thought she met | On that day so long ago | On that day so long ago | | Some have the gleam of beauty | But the sun will set in time | And time will turn us inside out | And show us just what's inside | | He was so good lookin' and he knew it to be true | He could see them comin' | And they cared not what he'd do | He was a pleasure to their eyes | He touched them down between their thighs | He was so good lookin' but he had a lesser side | 'Cause he drank and slapped and slept around | And in the danger hours he could not be found | | Some have the gleam of beauty | Some have the hearts of slime | But time will knock us down to size | Time will show us what's inside | | Some have the gleam of beauty | Some have the hearts of slime | But time will turn us inside out | And show us all the lies | Show us all the lies | | He was so good lookin' | She was so good lookin' | We are so good lookin' | Look at us go
RESTLESS MANHey little baby, don't you cry | Hey little baby, don't you cry | If I leave you now | It's not that the feelin's gone | It's just this fear in my heart | When I was young | For love I waited so long | And tomorrow I fear you may be gone | And I don't want to be alone | I don't want to be alone | Hey little baby, don't you cry | Hey little baby, don't you cry | If I leave you now | 'Cause they're callin' me to war | No, I don't know what for | And they don't know | Or they don't care | When they're sitting in their cushioned chairs | That you're at home | And unaware | That I might go to death out there | Hey little baby, don't you cry | Hey little baby, don't you cry | I know that you're hungry | I know that you're dry | And, I'm worried so worried about you | So, I hope you'll understand when I tell you | I hope you'll understand it's what I've got to do | I hope you'll understand | I'm leaving so that you can live | Like a tree | Whose roots dip only enough to sip the earth | I take what I can, I never return | The bridges I've crossed are bridges I've burned | But the voices grow louder behind me | They say in my head they need me | Can I ever outrun | Can I ever outrun| The things that I've done || Hey little baby, don't you cry | Hey little baby, don't you cry | But I'm leaving now | 'Cause I've gotta go to Washington | And I want to take you with me | But in body, not in soul | When I make that run | I'm looking out for number one | Though it's lonely at the top | At least I'll be there || Like a tree | Whose roots dip only enough to sip the earth | I take what I can, I never return | The bridges I've crossed are bridges I've burned | But the voices grow louder behind me | They say in my head they need me | Can I ever outrun | Can I ever outrun| The things that I've done || Hey little baby, don't you cry
LOVE DOESN'T LAST FOREVERTake her hand | Take his hand | Love doesn't last forever | Hold her hand | Hold his hand | Hold on to the times together | Time waits for no one | To find the way | And understand | Before tragedy comes | Before tragedy comes | Life is like a ship upon the sea | Where it will take us | Very few can dream | The clouds will come out to block out the sun | I know they will | I know they did for me | I fear I've lost the will to dream | A life of which I'm proud that would set me free || Love doesn't last forever | I know | I've known it for a long time | Like a mythological hero | In a war long gone | We hold it in our hearts | But our minds tell us we're fools | To believe in things long gone | But we want to believe | We want to believe || My friends put a drink into my hands | And when I had lost my self-command | I was sober when I hit that man | Sober when I hit that man | And life is short on second chances | I'm luck to be alive | But I can't find where love's trance is | I can't find where romance is | And I'm lonely sometimes | I'm lonely sometimes | I wish I could hold your hand | Love doesn't last forever | I know | But could you walk with me along this mile | I know | But could I have just a little smile | Life is like a ship upon the sea | Where it will take us | Very few can dream | If love is blind | And I am blind | How will we find | How will we find one another | I fear I've lost the will to live | How can I find the way | If I cannot see || Love doesn't last forever | I know | I've known it for a long time | Like a mythological hero | In a war long gone | We hold it in our hearts | But our minds tell us we're fools | To believe in things long gone | But we want to believe | We want to believe | We want to believe
REMEMBER WHENRemember when | You said you'd always love her | Remember when | You said you'd never go | Remember when | You said yours would be forever love | Remember when | You walked out that door | Remember when | You said you'd always love her | Time they say will heal all wounds | And I guess it healed the sting of love | I guess it did | But loneliness is freedom | In an unhappy kingdom | Reconsider | Remember when | He said he'd hold his temper | Remember when | He was just about his size | And the pain that came shooting out of a parent's hands | For things that any kid will do | For things that we did in his shoes | Is there a reason for kids to die | Or feel the sting on their back sides | They get enough from bullies outside | Is it worth this little baby's life | What if this little baby dies | Because you had a bad day | A bad day | Remember when | They tried to heal a nation | Remember when | the past was not forgotten plans | Remember when | they weren't tied to purse strings | Remember when | Freedom was their stand | Remember when | They tried to love each other | Now they've got those bills to pay | And selfish friends to rub the right way | But are they happy | Give freedom a second chance | Give in a little to circumstance | But let it be freedom with friends | Gather up all the loose ends | And look back one day | And look back one day | And remember when | Remember when | Remember when