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LYRICS

GOOD TO BE ALIVE

Tell me all your secrets, all the troubles in your life

I know I’m not Jesus but I can help you clear your mind

Hold them scary feelings up to the light

Seeing is believing and fear is just a liar

Those days are good as gone

Tail lights are never wrong

So, just keep waiting for when

Oh, just keep praying for when

Green grass starts growing

Blue skies and oceans

And mountain ranges tall as they are wide 

Just a few more reasons why it’s good to be alive

Searching for the meaning will leave you stuck in rewind

If you follow every season, change has many sides

I know it’s hard to breath when there’re grievances inside                                  

So, I’ll hold you in the evening until the early morning light  

Those days are good as gone

Tail lights are never wrong

So, just keep waiting for when

Oh, just keep praying for when

Green grass starts growing

Blue skies and oceans

And mountain ranges tall as they are wide  

Just a few more reasons why it’s good to be alive

A few more reasons why it’s good to be alive

A few more reasons why it’s good to be alive

FALL FROM GRACE

This life is more than what we bargained for

We fight taking names and keeping score

She said, I found a place to call our own

She said, I found a place to make a home

 

Shake them graves 

Lose your faith

Choke them chains

Fall from grace

ah ha ha… ah ha ha… ah ha ha… ah ha ha...

 

We hide deep in the hollows from our crimes

We lie, the truth’s in the middle of black ‘n’ white 

She said, sticks and stones won’t break our bones

She said, the devil roams where temptation flows

Shake them graves 

Lose your faith

Choke them chains        

Fall from grace

ah ha ha… ah ha ha… ah ha ha… ah ha ha...

 

In time, the mountains fall and the rivers rise 

We climb, machines inside go bump ‘n’ grind 

She said, I found a place to call our own

She said, I found a place to make a home   

    

Shake them graves 

Lose your faith

Choke them chains         

Fall from grace

ah ha ha… ah ha ha… ah ha ha… ah ha ha...  

WANDER

When I’m on my own, I can recharge my soul

Put back the pieces whole to my happy place

If I’m without my phone, it’s cause my world’s on hold

Just like a rolling stone, I’ll be back someday…oh oh oh oh oh

Sometimes we need to ponder the choices we’ve made

Sometimes we see the drama and need to escape

There’s nothing inside you stronger than love and eternal faith 

Sometimes we need to wander until our mind regains shape...

our mind regains shape

When I’m all alone letting my mind slow-roam 

It’s as easy as cruise-control on a sunny day

When I’m far from home and found what I’m yearning most

I’ll lay down these aching bones in the country shade…oh oh oh oh oh

Sometimes we need to ponder the choices we’ve made

Sometimes we see the drama and need to escape

There’s nothing inside you stronger than love and eternal faith 

Sometimes we need to wander until our mind regains shape...

our mind regains shape

MORE LIKE YOU

Yesterday came and yesterday went

I made my own bed just to unmake it again

Yeah, I spent a few years not making much sense

This life is hard to do

Stand up straight son, don’t act like a fool

Did you hear what I said boy, I’m talking to you

You need a good job if you don’t go to school 

This life is hard to do

Take me out behind them tools 

Teach me something I can use 

Tell me what this boy can do

To be more like you…more like you

Some hands you’ll win and some you’ll lose

You ‘ll make some mistakes and break a few rules 

There’s nothing too great but it’s all up to you

This life is hard to do

Take me out behind them tools 

Teach me something I can use 

Tell me what this boy can do 

To be more like you…more like you

This life is hard to do

Yeah, this life is hard to do

Oh, this life is hard to do     

Now, the rest is up to you

MERRYBELL

Wake up Merrybell

Pull your housecoat on and spread them curtains overhead 

Stretch the nighttime from your legs  

It’s time to go, there’s no time to rest

Wake up Merrybell

Throw some coffee on and fix up that sleepy head

Rinse the morning from your breath

We can’t be late, no time is left 

We’ve been waiting for the right time, now all the leaves have changed 

And the birds have gone away 

Let’s make this love last a lifetime and leave the rest to fate,

We’re better off that way

Wake up Merrybell

Slap some make-up on and slip on your favorite dress

Your precious mood ring’s on the desk

I'll grab the keys to my Chevelle

We’ve been longing for the good life, all signs are pointing straight

with green lights all the way 

Let’s take this love for a joy ride, leaving worries in our wake

the remainder of our days 

Wake up Merrybell

Slide them high-heels on and meet me on the front porch steps

I left the suitcase by the bed

HER STARLIGHT

Combing the sea for lovers 

Wide eyed and gainfully still 

Them ivory moon beams lay haunted

Til her starlight lured me in

The lavender breeze fell on us

Like two lips in need of a kiss 

The tongue in her cheek rode shotgun

As silence stood pleading the fifth

Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh…

We watered the seeds with honey

Like gardeners in need of a fix

We tired them sheep from counting

And spent cold summer days sleeping in 

Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh…

RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT ME

Drunk from your smile in the place where you left me

Waving goodbye from the wrong side of fate

I scribbled a few lines and studied them closely

And littered my mind with crumpled mistakes

Oh...I’m right where you left me, Oh...just in case you walk by 

Oh...my heart’s full of envy, Oh…should you change your sweet mind

I rushed outta bed in a fireman’s hurry

Time had been waiting ten minutes that day

I slipped into something a little less worried

And made my way down to Day Dreams Cafe  

Oh...I’m right where you left me, Oh...just in case you walk by 

Oh...my heart’s full of envy, Oh…should you change your sweet mind

Well, I ended my day feeling low down and empty

The sky took a bow behind curtain drawn shades   

I dove in untied to wrestle what haunts me

And emptied my pockets full of wishing well change

Oh...I’m right where you left me, Oh...just in case you walk by 

Oh...my heart’s full of envy, Oh…should you change your sweet mind

MAN ON THE MOON

When nothing goes right like you wanted it to

Just spend time on your own, just like the man on the moon

When the paint drys in that empty white room

Just fill it with art, just like a whimsical muse

Don’t waste your time feeling sorry for your life 

Don’t be so blind to all the goodness in this life

Everything shines when it’s perfect and new

Just like a luxury car, just like a fine pair of shoes

Nothing in life is as good as it seems     

Just like can-cutting knives, just as seen on TV

Don’t waste your time feeling sorry for your life 

Don’t be so blind to all the goodness in this life

ONE BECAME TWO

She won me over just like that

A few years later things were moving real fast

She said, I need more than this in my life

So, I took her by surprise and made her my wife

Is this everything that you hoped it would be

Is this everything that you dreamed

You said I do, then one became two

Like a pair of new shoes, I’m head over heels for you

Then, one day it was over just like that

Thanks for the memories but I ain’t coming back 

She said, I need more than this in my life

So, I gave her a piece of my mind and said my goodbyes

Is this everything that you hoped it would be

Is this everything that you dreamed

You said I do, then one became two

Like a pair of new shoes, I was head over heels for you

Head on over…head on over…head on over 

LEFT FOR DEAD

It’s getting late but there’s buzzing in my head

She called to say that we’re better off just friends

There’s no mistaking this burning in my chest

My heart was left for dead

It’s hard to take this kick below my belt

Her dinner plate is now dusty on the shelf

I see her face when I go to where we’ve been 

My heart was left for dead

Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh…

A crooked lady is a hazard to my health

Yeah, call me crazy but I’d rather love myself

Oh, whoopsie daisy, I’ve lost my sense of self 

My heart was left for dead

I’d walk away but I'm tethered to this mess 

She stole them bases like Babe Ruth at his best

Her coco fragrance still lingers where I rest

My heart was left for dead

Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh…

WINE AND A WISH

I tethered all my fingers to her dress

Spinning round ‘n’ round until we fell

We spilled a little wine and made a wish

Then, lit the stars on fire with our first kiss 


Oh, the neon sky was burning bright

All the tell-tale signs were in our sights

Time was moving slow to get undressed

We saw in each others eyes just how we felt 

The moon could look away or not at all       

As long as we were making plans, we’d have it all 


Oh, the neon sky was burning bright

All the tell-tale signs were in our sights

All the shapes and colors filled the spaces in between

Oh…our sense of wonder felt so free

An ocean rose and fell with each new breath

Nighttime washed away our innocence   

We waited up to greet the morning sun

Holding hands, two strangers fast in love


Oh, the neon sky was burning bright

All the tell-tale signs were in our sights

All the shapes and colors filled the spaces in between

Oh…our sense of wonder felt so free

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

It was early in July at a bar on lower Thames

You were slowly passing by when I offered you a drink

There was something 'bout your smile and playful flirty ways

As the jukebox belted out “crash into me”

Those were the days when only love was on our brain    

Those were the times when all there was, was you and I

You took me for a drive to Jamestown by the bridge

We talked into the night and kissed a little bit

The morning came around, it was getting kinda late

You dropped me back in town for a mid-day walk of shame 

Those were the days when only love was on our brain    

Those were the times when all there was, was you and I

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR

Love is a needle in some hay

I was meant to meet your soul darling

I was meant to know your name

Love is a heartbeat out of place

I was meant to hold you close darling

I was meant to kiss your face

 

What are we waiting for

We have what it takes

Love is an open door

And we’re standing in place…yeah, we’re standing here dazed

Love is a shelter from the rain

I was meant to bring you hope darling   

I was meant to keep you safe

Love is a bedside picture frame 

I was meant to take you home darling

I was meant to share my name

What are we waiting for

We have what it takes

Love is an open door

And we’re standing in place…yeah, we’re standing here dazed

LETTING GO

There's sunlight in the distance shining overhead

I'm ready for the weekend and a break from everything

Friends are in the backyard stirring up some fun

I’m only good ‘n sober for a couple more days, then it’s time for ttt…tequila and rum

The sun is out and the smell of summer lifts our soul 

Look around you at all the healing nature holds

Take the sounds in, let all your weekday worries go 

Feel the ground ‘neath you, soothing like a worry stone

Letting go… Letting go… Letting go… Letting go… 

I’m ready for the weekend and a break from everything

A cooler full of drinks and my feet back in the sand

There's music in the background, we're cutting up a rug 

I’m only good ‘n sober for a couple more days, then it’s time for ttt…tequila and rum

The sun is out and the smell of summer lifts our soul 

Look around you at all the healing nature holds

Take the sounds in, let all your weekday worries go 

Feel the ground ‘neath you, soothing like a worry stone

Letting go… Letting go… Letting go… Letting go… 

The sun is out and the smell of summer lifts our soul 

Look around you at all the healing nature holds

Take the sounds in, let all your weekday worries go 

Feel the ground ‘neath you, soothing like a worry stone

 

Letting go… Letting go… Letting go… Let it go… 

BLINK OF AN EYE

Well, I've been a winner at losing things

I talk a good game but my game never wins

I sent her a letter and a Cracker Jack ring

I told her I loved her but her patience grew thin

Gone in a blink of an eye, we were so young and full of life

        

Well, I've been a loser at winning things

I promised her the world but the world wouldn't spin

I held her closer than a two dollar bill 

But I couldn't be bothered to let her in

Gone in a blink of an eye, we were so young and full of life

Time hasn't been kind, forever in love and stuck in rewind

Well, I’ve been a winner at losing things

I used to make her smile but her smile grew wings

I met her at the altar but the steeple caved in 

Now, I bury the hatchet beneath whiskey and gin

Gone in a blink of an eye, we were so young and full of life

Time hasn't been kind, forever in love and stuck in rewind

ANGELA

Angela...it’s a crying shame

It wasn’t in the cards for us but maybe we can still be friends

Angela...without a doubt 

If we were twenty years younger, I could really see us working this out

We’re living a lie, we’re living a lie

Oh...feet don’t fail me now

Angela...it was just a phase

We started out as friends but were lovers by the end of the day

Angela...let’s draw the line

We knew from the beginning this could never become more than one night

We’re living a lie, we’re living a lie

Oh...feet don’t fail me now

We’re living a lie, we’re living a lie 

Oh…let's lay these weapons down 

Angela...take everything

You’re worth every penny, just leave me with the mess that we made

Angela...the time is now

There’s nothing worth saving, if there was we would’ve saved it somehow 

We’re living a lie, we’re living a lie

Oh...feet don’t fail me now

We’re living a lie, we’re living a lie 

Oh…let's lay these weapons down 

CHURCH PARADE

Marching down a crooked path leaving footprints in our wake 

Clinging to a holy map to avoid losing our way

But there are moments when it’s hard to have much faith  

There’s something ‘bout the way we act when our needs begin to change

It’s not that hard to get off track when temptation takes the reins

We’re only human, just one big church parade

           

Go kneel in silence Mister, pray for your life Mister

Pass your money to the right will ya, you gotta pay to pray    

Repeat this ten times Mister, no need to ask why Mister

Now, walk a straight line til ya reach Heaven’s gate

We try to save the best for last but the best ain't worth the wait

Moments trapped in photographs are just reflections of our stay

Time will fool ya and make you think there’s time to waste  

Hung up on the things we lack instead of loving what God gave

Perfection is an age-old trap, an illusionary state 

The end is looming, we’re just one big church parade

Keep a clean mind Mister, be faithful to your wife Mister

Pass your money to the right will ya, you gotta pay to pray 

Take this bread and red wine Mister, no need to think twice Mister

Now, walk a straight line til ya reach Heaven’s gate…reach Heaven’s gate…

Confess to your crimes Mister, surrender your life Mister

Pass your money to the right will ya, you gotta pay to pray 

Go live your best life Mister, keep the devil in your sights Mister

Now, walk a straight line til ya reach Heaven’s gate…heaven’s gate…

ROADWAYS

We can stay or we can go, time ain't waiting here no more

We can wish and we can hope or pack our bags and hit the road

Roadways bring about new change mile after mile

Heavenly sound waves filling our airspace turning up the dial

Oh…there’s beauty all around and nothing in our way

Let’s make these moments count til the hourglass slips away

We’re all here for just an itty bitty while and we won’t be back again

So, let’s go and seize them brighter days 

   

We can walk or we can drive, it don’t matter how we arrive

We can pick a special place or we can leave it up to fate

Roadways bring about new change mile after mile

Heavenly sound waves filling our airspace turning up the dial

Oh…there’s beauty all around and nothing in our way

Let’s make these moments count til the hourglass slips away

We’re all here for just an itty bitty while and we won’t be back again

So, let’s go and seize them brighter days 

GLASS HALF LEFT

I’m in my head, all this thinkin’s got me so upset

I’m always drinkin’ from a glass half left five days a week  

I know myself, when I’m uneven I can’t walk so well

I pray to Jesus when I need some help and take a knee

But, oh…the days are growing brighter

In some ways the air feels lighter

I know faith is with me where I go, oh…

I know I’m blessed, my Mona Lisa’s standing to my left

I’d trade these beans in for some quiet rest and unbroken sleep

I hide my tells, I’m hard to read just like a crossword text

I show my teeth just so the world knows less and can’t figure me

But, oh…the days are growing brighter

In some ways the air feels lighter

I know faith is with me where I go, oh…

I hold my breath, talk is cheapest when your words aren’t kept 

I’m tongue-in-cheek to ease the world’s madness and gravity 

I’m far from well, I cling to pieces from my broken self

I make believe I know my right from left when two roads meet

But, oh…the days are growing brighter

In some ways the air feels lighter

I know faith is with me where I go, oh…

JUNKYARD FULL OF HEARTS

We’ll, now I know forever is too far 

I couldn’t start the engine like water to a spark

Them neon signs are blinking junkyard full of hearts...yeah I know, I know, I know 

 

Well, I was sold an ole quiver full of darts

Cupid came up empty like arrows in the dark

I guess I wasn’t ready for love and all her parts...yeah I know, I know, I know

Now, I was told that failure’s where it starts

Mistakes are good ‘n’ plenty like candies in a jar 

A barrel half empty is a decent place to start...yeah I know, I know, I know

We’ll, now I know forever is too far 

I couldn’t start the engine like water to a spark

Them neon signs are blinking junkyard full of hearts...yeah I know, I know, I know

UNTIL DAY BREAKS

A trip down memory lane, southern bound like a high-speed train

It’s a long way until day breaks

Wormtown born and raised, city boys with them country veins

It’s a long way until day breaks

Let’s scream ‘n’ shout til' our words reach the clouds

Let's move about as if the world was ours

Let’s paint this town like no one’s around...

Working hard scraping for change, living large on a shoestring bank 

It’s a long way until day breaks

Beach bars and banner planes, breaking hearts like the hunger games 

It’s a long way until day breaks

Let’s scream ‘n’ shout til' our words reach the clouds

Let's move about as if the world was ours

Let’s paint this town like no one’s around...

Around… Around… 

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