Down There (1)

 

Meet me by the river when the sun's going down

Make a little fire pass a bottle ‘round

Ain’t no path, so follow all the sounds

Oh I’ll see you down there

You could tell two friends and they could five

We’ll all be here when Jack and Jim arrive

It’ll be just us and the trees, and a little fresh air

And when the whiskey’s all gone and the night grows old

There's no more sense in the stories told

We can laugh down the path with smoke in our clothes

And find a little peace down there

So maybe I’ll see you down there

We’ll all get together for a while

So maybe I’ll see you down there

Everyone together for a while

Oh, I’ll see you there

Oh, I’ll see you there

Meet me in the city where the street's run down

Gather up a crowd in an empty town

It's where the people speed up and the time slows down

Oh, I’ll see you down there

Sally pours a drink and the glasses raise high

We wrote on the wall in a crooked line

The same song plays that we heard so many times

And now we’ll hear it down there

So maybe I’ll see you down there

We’ll all get together for a while

So maybe I’ll see you down there

Everyone together for a while

Oh, I’ll see you there

Oh, I’ll see you there

 

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Wonder No More (2)

 

Ghost with a name, it used to haunt me

Taunt me with shackles and chains

When I used to believe

But the ghost was alive and hollow inside

Her body still warm with the tears in her eyes

She wouldn’t leave

She wouldn’t leave

Four long years and I know where I’ve been

I’ve been stuck up in a slow rewind

From the sweat of my mind

It comes and it goes from the shadows below

It hung high so I laid low

And now I leave it behind

And now I leave it behind

Oh oh oh

A mile down the road that the black stones pave

I ran from the sea and got caught by her wave

She took me away

While my faith was blind, my eyes could see

I was sure that the cure would remedy me

But it was just the disease

Just the disease

Now I stop thinking about it

It's wasted enough of my time

I catch a breeze and throw a fit

Now I know

Oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

I wonder no more, I don’t wonder for the sake of making new mistakes, oh no no no

I wonder no more, I don’t wonder for the sake of making bodies ache and my head so sore

Wonder no more now I wonder no more

Wonder no more now I wonder no more

 

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Shake, Shake, Shake (3)

 

Line the room

Find a drink and drain the glass as fast as you can think to

The cheap perfume

In a room of people watching it intoxicates you

They start to play

Then they start to play

It shakes the floor

It stings your ears, but this is what we trade our hearing for

The crowd stands still

No one's moving, they’d just rather stand and wait until

Someone starts to move

Someone starts to move

Shake, shake, shake

It's all what you make of it, take what you will

You know, know, know your only mistake

Is if you stand still

So shake, shake, shake

It's all what you make of it, break it until

You know, know, know your only mistake

Is if you stand still

It's only up to you

It's only up to you

Forget yourself

This room is hot, but we can make it hotter with your help

I’ll dance with you

We’ll dance together until everybody’s moving too

Everybody moves

When everybody moves

Chorus

It's only up to you

It's only up to you

 

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Warm Day, Cold War (4)

 

Even cold wars have their warmer days

When everything stops and we sleep on it, it's when

Cold enemies look like warmer friends

If they don’t, let’s pretend, hey we’ve all got some rules to bend

We all reach a point when we find a way

To sink into a place where we think the same, but then

Find a loose end and a new reason to blame

What we can’t contain, and the war carries on

Look out, look out man

When the cold's rolling in

You look out and see the wreckage

Let the warm day begin

In automatic battle it feels cinematic

So dramatic that eventually you’re numb too

All the others that see another point of view

Not like you, you're not like them- hey we’ve all got some rules to bend

Chorus

It's all coming down to the line in the sand

Where the people gather ‘round and decide where to stand

If the winds came in and blew away the lines

Just a bunch of people standing with nothing to divide

It sounds so easy but really there is no chance for

Breaking up the lines that decide what we stand for

So for now let’s find a little common ground

And make a warm day in a cold war

Chorus

 

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Blurry-Eyed Worries (5)

 

A standard lie, or common truth

I don’t know for sure

A cloudy sky, that hovers over you

It's what you worry for

I know I’ma gonna, lay down and die

Don’t need nobody now to tell me where and why

I know I’ma gonna, lay down and die

Don’t know for sure

That the wind it blows no matter where you are

So hold your place

Stay today ‘cause tomorrow comes for sure

I’m gonna live (I’m gonna live) ‘til I die (‘til I die)

Until the blurry-eyed worry’s gone by

Stay today ‘cause tomorrow's at my door

I’m gonna live (I’m gonna live) ‘til I die (‘til I die)

Until the blurry-eyed worry’s gone by

You feel you’re bound, with bills to pay

Or maybe you’re secure

You double down with a baby on the way

It's what you worry for

I know I’ma gonna lay down and die

Someday somehow, a little later down the line

I know I’ma gonna lay down and die

Why worry now?

That the wind will blow no matter where you are

So hold your place

Chorus

 

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Rough Town (6)

 

“Where you from?” he asks

“Oh no, that city I always pass”

He told me he heard it’s so hard to last

On a rising star, that seems to be sinking fast.

The bad news travels here so fast

While the tales of the good never will reach the mass

But I live here among the broken glass

It's not what you see, it's how you will make it last

From the late light after all the day is gone

When everybody leaves and the trouble comes along

There’s not quite a welcome sign aglow

It’s a rough town man, a rough town I know

The sound bites of dying city noise

Are a fraction of the action that no one here enjoys

If you hold tight and you listen past the lows

It’s a rough town now, it's my rough town I know

“Hold your tongue, man” I say

‘Cause it's easy to scoff and underestimate

All the things you can’t relate to

Is the fabric I keep my memories sewn to

Chorus

 

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Curse the Ground (Broken Ocean Intro) (7)

 

Pull the ropes up tight and we’ll swing above this place

Get high for a while and watch the moon melt

From this roof-top seat we can dance above the town

On the soles of our feet and curse the ground

We’ll pretend to be hung upon apostrophes that pluralize the empty eyes

And judge a man by his degree

But it's so nice up here and the air feels good to breathe

My vision's clear, but it gets harder to see

Harder to see…

 

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Broken Ocean (8)

 

When the roof falls in, the sky begins to pour

All the ground erodes away with rushing water

The tide comes in and swallows up the shore

All the land disappears, we walk no longer, we walk no longer

We float upon a broken ocean

Where nothing ripples in its wake

We float but nothing stays in motion

‘Til the broken ocean breaks

When the lesson’s learned and written on a page

I’ll buy the book to watch it burn and save the ashes

For soon arrives an age, a loss of innocence when we get judged in every way

That stop the splashes, stop the splashes

Chorus

 

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Everything Moves (9)

 

Stumble in, fight the spin

If you don’t you’re falling on your face again

Tumble down, roll around

You know that everything is moving now

Lately I, can’t decide, run or hide

Oh and when I do, I’m sure I’ll end up moving too

Suit and tie, sell or buy, laugh or cry

What’s a guy to do, when nothing's standing still for you

So many angles, so many lines

So many ways to see the sunrise

Everything moves, everything pulses

Everything lies in the eyes of you

Everything moves, everything pulses

Everything lies in the eyes of you

Everything lies in the eyes of you

In the eyes of you, in the eyes of you

Ramble on, chug along

And if the beat stops thumping man then something’s wrong

Ignore it son, it's just a song

But I can see your white-knuckled hand from holding on

So lately I, wonder why, we rely, on the sure thing

It's too damn comforting

To stay alive, overdrive, ‘til we find, something new

To keep the pulse alive in you

So many angles, so many lines

So many ways to see the sunrise

Chorus

Even though I don’t know quite what to do

The time will show what we know is hardly ever true

I’d rather have then never had the spinning room,

The feeling that I moved

No more standing still at your will but you can try until you see the motion's moving you

Chorus

 

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What Good (10)

 

What good is a microphone?

When your words, you still don’t own

What good is this telephone?

If no one calls to say come home

So what good good good is good for?

I don’t know, I don’t know- it doesn’t mean much

And it should should should be the right more

I don’t know, I don’t know it doesn’t take much

To come loose, oh man

What’s the good now?

Oh oh, what good

Oh oh, what good

What's the use?

What good is a fancy school?

If you leave broke and no one hires you

What good is the golden rule?

If you treat others like you do

And no one treats you like it too

So what good good good is good for?

I don’t know, I don’t know- it doesn’t mean much

And it should should should be right more

I don’t know, I don’t know it doesn’t take much

To come loose, oh man

What’s the good, what’s the use

Chorus

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Sell it to You (11)

I find myself staring at the shelf

With a hundred boxes and I need some help

They all look the same and each seem to claim

That they’re better than the other one

And on second thought I don’t

Need another answer to a phony problem

‘Cause everywhere I go, everything I see

Everything is sold to me

“It's made just for you”

Now I hope you don’t think that’s true

It's made from the man with the cash in hand

For you to buy into

And when it breaks

However long that may take

It won’t be long before the next comes along

And sell a new mistake

‘Cause if you want it then, they’ll sell it you

In a box so beautiful it blinds your point of view

Don’t buy it then, they’ll wrap it up again

Twice the price for bad advice

As long as you keep buyin'

It's not what you need

It's how you fuel the want you feed

Mr. Follow often holds the hands of Ms. Lead (mislead)

It's something new

Or becoming long overdue

Simon says it's not what it is man

It's how it's sold to you

Chorus

If you want it then, you're sold before you even know it begins

It doesn’t matter even

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Sticks and Stones (12)

 

Oh, just leave it all

We found the pipe here that leaks between the walls

And like you it begins to all wash away from within

No more time on your side, nothing to tie you here

It's like sticks and stones and rubber and glue

Letters strung together that get stuck on you

Don’t stick around here to feed the mouth that bites you

I can see it in your eyes and your black and blues

Familiar is the spice and it salts your wounds

Don’t stick around here to feed the mouth that bites you

Oh, it’d be your shame

If you became another hanger in the closet where you hung yourself to blame

With the letters of your name, feel lost and rearranged

To the corner, to the man, a man, a man

Every day you wash your body down

Can’t scrub away the scars beneath your skin

Chorus