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 +====== Paroles ======
 +===== 7 seconds =====
 +==== > Skins, Brains & Guts (1982) ====
 +==== SKINS, BRAINS & GUTS ====
  
 +Walk the streets, you point at me, yeah hardcore pride is what you see
 +Your insults are a parody, cos you're so fucking scared of me
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We're skinheads, brains, guts! (2)
 +
 +Call me ugly, I don't care, I feel good in the clothes I wearCall me dumb, I've gotta brain, when I'm hurt, I feel the pain
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Smash this town to bits we do, no one's gonna mess with you
 +Take 'em on we ain't afraid, angry kids so hear us say
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== NO AUTHORITY ====
 +
 +Tryin' to fucking change my mind, just won't work - No way!
 +I don't want your stagnant rules, they'​re for the fools - Not me!
 +Total anti-government is all I plan to be
 +No self-proclaimed authority will put their claim to me
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +No authority! Nobody'​s fool patsy
 +No authority! I just wanna be -
 +
 +Ain't a commie, fuck the nazi'​s,​ belong to no one's club
 +No fucking war in any way could make me grab a gun
 +All I wanna do is just be what I wanna be
 +But I can't see no future in this lame authority
 +
 +(Chorus) (2)
 +
 +Me!
 +
 +==== REDNECK SOCIETY ====
 +
 +Narrowminded rednecks, such lame mentality
 +Believe in old time standards, like guns and bigotry
 +They say they'​re proud of their home
 +This fine old U.S.A.
 +But asked what color is the one, and see just what they say
 +Just what they say (3)
 + 
 +(Chorus)
 +I'm stuck in a redneck society!
 +
 +Fools with age old morals, want the same old thing
 +Money, war, racism, with nothing in between
 +They don't want liberals in the way
 +They just sit back and see
 +Their power'​s in the White House and the moral majority
 +Majority (3)
 +
 +I'm stuck in a redneck society!
 +
 +==== BABY GAMES ====
 +
 +Romper room, you think it's fun, play your games on everyone
 +Do your best to be a fool, think you're cute, think it's cool
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Don't you be a bit surprised, that maybe soon they'​ll realize
 +3 of you, and you're the same, busy playing baby games
 +
 +Run around like 2 year olds, the way you act is getting old
 +Talk behind our backs, I say, monkey see's the only way
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== RACISM SUCKS ====
 +
 +Do you think that all blacks are niggers?
 +Ignorance is an attitude
 +You wallow in your racist stupor
 +Have you really stopped to think?
 +Do you believe in the K.K.K., do you think White Power rules today?
 +Would you like to shoot a white man dead, would you like to bust
 +a black man's head - No way!
 +
 +In England there'​s the National Front, headstrong bunch, these fuckin'​ cunts
 +With Webster as their figurehead, they liberate Hitler as he lies dead
 +They think they'​re so bloody tough, paki-bashing ain't enough
 +Martin Webster like the K.K.K., map out all the plans his own way
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Racism sucks (6) Racism fucking sucks!
 + 
 +Some black folks call the white race scum, cos they think we are the only ones
 +Who only live in prejudice, while a lot of blacks live just the same
 +Do you really judge a man, by the color of his skin
 +You got the color, you got no right, to fuck up everybody else's life
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Kill, kill the K.K.K. Destroy Martin Webster!
 +Kill, kill the K.K.K. Destroy Ronald Reagan!
 +
 +==== THIS IS MY LIFE ====
 +
 +I don't need you to tell me, what I've got to do
 +I'm counting all the days, till I'm rid of you
 +Tell me what to do, tell me what to say
 +But no more fuckers, just get outta my way
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Cos this is - my life, this is - my life
 +Stupid lame society, you wanna take control of me
 +Parents wanna run my life, some girls act like my fuckin'​ wife
 +
 +(Repeat 1st verse)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Get off my fuckin'​ back!
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== ANTI-KLAN ====
 +
 +Prejudice throughout the land, don't look at us, we're anti-klan
 +Black hates white, white hates black
 +Tell me why, I don't understand
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I don't want a fuckin'​ race war - No way!
 +I don't want no segregated schools - No way!
 +I wanna have the right to choose my friends - Fuck you!
 +I don't want your narrowminded ways
 +
 +Racial groups, they plan attack
 +I guess they think we won't fight back
 +I care about all human beings
 +And not the color of their skin
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +We're anti-klan! (4)
 +
 +==== I HATE SPORTS ====
 +
 +I hate watching football games, baseball is so fuckin'​ lame
 +T.V. sports they all suck shit
 +Howard Cosell is a wimp
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I hate sports, I hate sports
 +I hate sports, I hate sports
 +
 +I hate watching baseball games, boxing is so fuckin'​ lame
 +Ali and his old aged fame, yeah he's washed up, he's fuckin'​ tame
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== WE'RE GONNA FIGHT ====
 +
 +We're gonna fight, we know who's right - Not you!
 +Time to unite, we're havin' our say - Me, you!
 +Oppressed us long, they'​ve done us wrong - Dumb fools!
 +We'll stand up tall, the future'​s ours - No rules!
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Me and you, we're gonna fight the narrow minds
 +Make our own rules, live your life and I'll live mine
 +
 +4 long years, and thousands strong - That's right!
 +We're not dumb, we're aware - Go away!
 +Angry kids, rebellion rules - That's cool!
 +We got our dreams, and we got our hopes - You know!
 +
 +(Chorus)
 + 
 +(break)
 +
 +(Chorus twice)
 +
 +We're gonna fight - Oh!
 +
 +==== > Committed For Life (1983) ====
 +
 +=== 5 YEARS OF LIES ===
 +
 +You lie with ease right to my face
 +You look straight in my eyes
 +No task for you, you cannot see
 +Between truth and dishonesty
 +Friends so long yet you still try
 +To force feed me your fucking lies
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I hear your lies, how come I'm the lucky one?
 +I see your lies, glorify what you haven'​t done
 +I hate your lies, stories different every time
 +5 years of lies, 1-2, 1-2-3-4!
 +
 +You talk about the girls you know
 +The asses that you've kicked
 +Sometimes I sit in disbelief
 +Wondering what you really think
 +What I strive for, you laugh about
 +Behind my fucking back no doubt
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +=== DRUG CONTROL ===
 +
 +Drugs make you a man
 +They help you understand
 +It's a cheap escape and it's nothin'​ great
 +But you do them when you can
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Drugs make you turn on me!
 +Drugs will not set you free!
 + 
 +Your money buys you dope
 +Say you just can't cope
 +But friends are cheap, when drugs can keep
 +A buzz inside your head
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +=== BOTTOMLESS PIT ===
 +
 +You pay your money to get in
 +You're ready for some fun
 +But once you get in you're afraid
 +To get close to anyone
 +You dance around real tough and mean
 +Got macho thrash appeal
 +Your image here is what's at stake
 +And not the way you feel
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +In the pit, you can't be yourself
 +You're an image of what's cool
 +And you ignore your friends
 +Just another fool
 +
 +The hole grows bigger by the second
 +And soon there'​s no one left
 +No arms in arms cos in your eyes
 +It looks too fucking queer
 +But what's wrong with our unity
 +Friends having fun as friends
 +That pit is just a barrier
 +And soon we hope to end
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +=== FIGHT YOUR OWN FIGHT ===
 +
 +Standing scared you've always been that way
 +Fight your own fight
 +Paranoia every single day
 +Fight your own fight
 +Afraid to take a chance and be involved
 +Fight your own fight
 +Your self pride is hanging on a rack
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +When will you stand up and help us be strong?
 +How can you face life and live with yourself?
 +Do you see justice in what they have done?
 +You see confrontation and you turn and run
 +
 +One of us gets beaten to a pulp
 +Fight your own fight
 +You just turn and look the other way
 +Fight your own fight
 +Unite we have, but you're too fucking scared
 +Fight your own fight
 +Commit yourself , you never fucking dared
 +Fight your own fight
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Fight your own fight!
 +
 +==== COMMITTED FOR LIFE ====
 +
 +Some year's gone by but I believe - Still!
 +And in my heart I still feel - Real!
 +I'd rather die before I'd call it quits
 +Cos I can't feel the way that you feel
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +A commitment, that will remain inside
 +Just something I will never forget
 +Don't tell me, that it's just my pride,
 +A built in part of what's inside my head
 +
 +I've sacrificed alot and still feel strong - Still!
 +But odds were that it wouldn'​t last for long - Wrong!
 +Beliefs and views get stronger every way
 +Tell me friend just where you stand today
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +People say I've changed, say I'm much different now
 +I've lost friends, jobs, money so tell me why...
 +Let me hear your reasons, cuz I shaved my head
 +And it changed my head
 +What about our frienship, you say I'm such a bore
 +And I'm "​too"​ hardcore
 +Now you just ignore me, well fuck you man
 +Are you happy now?
 +Promises were broken, but who broke them first?
 +
 +==== THIS IS THE ANGRY ====
 +
 +Tired of hearing us moan and complain
 +Just cos you don't feel it
 +Doesn'​t mean there'​s no pain
 +Brought up then let down and run thru the course
 +Able to fuck us and feel no remorse
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +This is a cry for the ones who can't fight
 +We're just the bad seeds who didn't turn out right
 +We'll get a chance and we'll break down the door
 +This is the angry, the young and the poor
 +
 +Turned on your own, kicked the dirt in our face
 +We're stuck without money, no working, no pace
 +Just think what you'd do if you were in our place
 +Reality'​s waiting while you take up space
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== AGGRO ====
 +
 +Got that crazy feeling
 +Scared you don't know why
 +Head is spinning faster
 +Haze is in your eyes
 +
 +And now you take a deep breath
 +Wipe sweat off your face
 +Your head and heart keep pounding
 +Sets a frenzied pace
 +
 +Now the wall gets stronger
 +Bodies hitting hard
 +Air is thick and heavy
 +No room left to breathe
 +
 +Now you feel the tension
 +Eyes are open wide
 +Nothing like this feeling
 +Aggression deep inside
 +
 +(break)
 +
 +Buzz is in your head now
 +Bones that start to ache
 +Got that natural energy
 +No more mental state now
 +Something you can't fake
 +
 +==== > The Crew (1984) ====
 +
 +==== HERE'S YOUR WARNING ====
 +
 +Hey it's 1984
 +With a glimpse of what's in store
 +It looks like things are up to us
 +No talk, just action in the streets
 +That's what it's gonna take
 +No calm youth in the U.S.A.
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +It's summertime, American riot!
 +I can't complain, unless I try it!
 +The heat is here, a teenage warning!
 +To those who fear, here's your warning!
 +
 +This could be the year
 +That we could make some people think
 +With smarter minds we'll hit the streets
 +United we must make our stand
 +Divided we will fall
 +But it's up to us to take that step
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +Complacent kids, that's all they want
 +But if they want trouble they'​ll get it!
 +Amidst years of youth unrest
 +And now someone is pissed, right!
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== DEFINITE CHOICE ====
 +
 +Take your pick and make a stand
 +With no regrets or change of plan
 +Keep your head, don't be afraid
 +Be proud of the choice you've made
 +Support your scene, you must believe
 +Never stop just move ahead
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Oh Oh Oh! Definite Choice!
 +
 +Be positive, no ignorance
 +To mindlessness,​ we must protest
 +'Cause we're for real, we're gonna prove
 +That our movement'​s on the move
 +Fuck big business, church and war
 +That's not what we're fighting for
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== NOT JUST BOYS FUN ====
 +
 +Man you've gotta problem, who made you fuckin'​ king
 +A macho pig with nothing in your head
 +No girls around you, their place is not at gigs
 +Don't want 'em on the dance floor 'cos they'​re weak
 +A woman'​s place, the kitchen, on her back
 +It's time to change that attitude, and quick
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Showing us your phobias, you're scared to see 'em think
 +You'd rather dress 'em up in pretty lace
 +All nice and colored pink
 +You feel so fucking threatened
 +When they stand out in front
 +A stupid, passive piece of meat is all you really want
 +
 +But it's: Not just boys fun (4x)
 +
 +There'​s girls who put out fanzines, others put on shows
 +Yet they'​re not allowed to get out on the floor
 +Some make the music, well that you can accept
 +Hell, maybe live you'll get some tits and ass
 +You fucking moron, your brains have run amuck
 +A girl's only lot in life is not to fuck!
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +=== THIS IS THE ANGRY, PT.2 ===
 +
 +So you're tired of hearing us moan and complain
 +Just 'cos you don't feel it
 +Don't mean there'​s no pain
 +Some are brought up and let down
 +Then run through the course
 +While they'​re able to fuck us and feel no remorse
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Oh Oh Oh! (4x)
 +
 +Well you've turned on your own
 +Kicked dirt in our faces
 +We're left with no money, no work, no paces
 +Just think what you'd do
 +If you were in our place
 +While reality'​s waiting, you're taking up space
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +Are you happy? Are you proud?
 +Then sing real loud!
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== STRAIGHT ON ====
 +
 +Yeah, you do drugs, you know I don't
 +Yet it's a trend just 'cos I don't
 +Leave me be, can't you see
 +I hate the way it fuckin'​ smells
 +I hate the way it makes me feel
 +Thumbs down to all those drugs you need
 +'Cos I'll just stay high naturally
 +Just more false starts, it tears apart
 +Your heart, hour head, your soul, your brain
 +It helps the feeling, eases the pain
 +
 +==== YOU LOSE ====
 +
 +You're beatin'​ up on your friends
 +'Cos you're so insecure
 +You wanna be the toughest
 +But we all know for sure
 +You thrash because you know
 +You're gonna start another fight
 +But maybe when it's too late
 +You'll finally see the light
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +You're tough, you fight, you win, so what! (2x)
 +
 +You listen to the music
 +It's the coolest thing to do
 +But you don't ever listen
 +To what it says to you
 +Your boots don't make you bigger
 +Your pose is nothing new
 +Someday it's gonna happen
 +When we watch you fuckin'​ lose
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus 4x)
 +
 +==== WHAT IF THERE'​S A WAR IN AMERICA ====
 +
 +A street with bodies, filled with guts
 +Child'​s world is such a mess
 +One bomb could rip this place apart
 +Yet who's to blame, where'​d it start
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +America'​s! War! (2x)
 +
 +Just one more war by '84
 +It's killin'​ me and killin'​ you
 +These enemies want a little taste
 +Of what's left of American waste
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +Our government, they gave the world
 +With non of our voices ever heard
 +A silence first and then a scream
 +So much for the American Dream
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus 4x)
 +
 +==== THE CREW ====
 +
 +The older I become
 +I can't help thinking hard about
 +What's really gonna happen
 +And what's in store for
 +Us and them is bullshit
 +And if we're gonna make it work
 +We've gotta care together
 +And see this too the end, see it to the end
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +It'll take some time to fix it up
 +But that is something we must do
 +With solid hearts and clearer minds
 +We'll raise our voice and blast right through
 +We'll stop the ones who fuck it up
 +And show the world that they can't stop the crew
 +The crew is me, the crew is you, yeah we're the crew!
 +
 +The threat of war ain't over
 +And yes I fear it's getting near
 +With all this hate inside us
 +It all may just start
 +Here now will you listen
 +Or would you rather just ignore
 +You say we have no future
 +Do we have a chance? Do we have a chance?!
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== CLENCHED FISTS, BLACK EYES ====
 +
 +You say you're scared, we're not to blame
 +'Cos mindless violence ain't our claim
 +A new breed'​s here, we're gonna stay
 +And break down all your shallow ways
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +'Cos we are the new kids
 +We've got our heads
 +We'll keep on fighting
 +'Til old ways are dead
 +Clenched fists, black eyes! (2x)
 +
 +We're aiming for a different goal
 +Succeeding where the hippies failed
 +But one thing'​s sure and you can bet
 +We'll be more than a drugged-out threat!
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== COLOURBLIND ====
 +
 +I don't feel that prejudice
 +Can't see divided lines
 +To me we are all just the same
 +Our difference in our souls and minds
 +You tell me that the difference
 +Is red, brown, black and white
 +A world of such variety
 +To you becomes an excuse for hate
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We've gotta learn, have hope, unite
 +And care enough to end this fight
 +You're hating with no real insight
 +And burning crosses in the night
 +
 +A hundred years of barriers
 +Yet still we can't see fit
 +To bring about world unity
 +And learn to live with it
 +Now I'm not just complaining
 +And I won't preach to anyone
 +But we should think about it
 +'Cos this war has not just begun
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== AIM TO PLEASE ====
 +
 +What do you mean when you say
 +We've changed our ways?
 +Say we're just too political
 +Or we don't have much to say
 +The ones who criticize our reasons
 +Always seem to disagree
 +No matter what we do
 +It's them we just can't seem to please
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Forgot the things we've said
 +We're only clones
 +Not cool enough to make it on our own
 +Judged by the elitist chosen few
 +Their labels aren't for me
 +Are they for you?
 +
 +You say some years ago our songs were fine
 +And our debut EP was just divine
 +But now a shadow haunts us through and through
 +And songs we wrote before you never knew
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== BOSS ====
 +
 +How come everything you say is right
 +How come everything I say is wrong
 +You never ever open your mind
 +You never seem to hear the things I say
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +'Cos you're the boss, have a say
 +Everything must go your way
 +But count me out, I'm not about to listen!
 +
 +You judge me from your "​upper"​ point of view
 +Judge from what I say and what I do
 +Tell me that you understand, you care
 +But when I speak you're never fucking there
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== YOUNG 'TIL I DIE ====
 +
 +You waited long for 21
 +For me the fight has just begun
 +You get in clubs, drink alcohol
 +It makes you feel you're ten feet tall
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I don't wanna grow up
 +I'm never getting old
 +I'd rather work from 9 to 5
 +Than drink to stay alive
 +I'm gonna stay young until I die! (2x)
 +
 +You grew up fast, now you'll die soon
 +I'll never fucking be like you
 +You finish college, grab a wife
 +You're dead before you're 35
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== RED AND BLACK ====
 +
 +Something'​s creeping up your way
 +With cans of pain and things to say
 +We wait until the dead of night
 +Then nail everything in sight
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We will attack in red and black
 +Cover the buildings, the walls and the street
 +We will attack in red and black
 +Graveyard graffiti this whole fucking city
 +
 +Lots of kids, with nothing to do
 +Important in the eyes of few
 +A town with nothin'​ for the young
 +An so our crusade has begun
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== DIE HARD ====
 +
 +Action'​s being taken 'cos of this
 +You fucked with us and now we're really pissed
 +A hundred times you tried to shut us out
 +But silence isn't golden, hear us shout
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Can't you see we're just too fast
 +Youth we're made to last (2x)
 +Youth we're comin'​!
 +
 +==== I HAVE A DREAM ====
 +
 +Hatred I can't stand it anymore
 +The color of our skin we must ignore
 +Do you feel the pain or see the hurt
 +Or do you let it pass right by instead?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +This fighting, dividing, y'know we'll only lose (2x)
 +
 +How come we can stand for such a crime
 +Racial hate, a real sign of the times
 +We've gotta raise our voice, begin the fight
 +And equal world held high is in our sight
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +Is this prejudice a way of life, tell me!
 +Do you wanna be just like your friends, pressure!
 +Is it 'cos you just jumped by someone, is it?
 +You're condemning those who choose to live, unfair!
 +
 +==== BULLY ====
 +
 +All you talk about is you
 +But we've got better things to do
 +You're proving that you're tough and shit
 +But we're for real and don't forget
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We're fun, you're not
 +We play, we fight
 +You're off, we're not
 +That chip is all you got!
 +
 +You go out and fight the world
 +Beat up boys and beat up girls
 +And nothing'​s gonna change your ways
 +You look at us, but we just say:
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +Now another bully comes
 +Beats your ass, away you run
 +He'll be here to wear the crown
 +'Til another comes around
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== TRUST ====
 +
 +Hey now I've this feeling
 +That I've never felt before
 +I know it ain't cool to say this now
 +But I can't help the way I feel inside
 +Around you I can be the way I am
 +Be happy, pissed or sad
 +But the things I always think about
 +Are of feelings we have shared
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +'Cos when we are together there is something
 +That I have with you, Trust!
 +And as we're growin'​ closer I can feel it
 +Flowing out from you, Trust!
 +I hope you can feel the same way
 +That I do, Trust!
 +If there'​s one thing down between us
 +That's a must, it's Trust!
 +
 +Look now, we can share emotion
 +Something that we both thought was just too tough
 +Aggression, love and honesty
 +There could never be enough
 +All I wanna do is just let you know that I care
 +And when things get too hard for you
 +Look back and I'll be there
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +You inspire me intensely
 +Without any doubt
 +You keep me thinking, help me try
 +Show that I can do without
 +With you there'​s more foundation
 +More than any other time
 +And when it comes to you my heart is true
 +Until the day I die
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +==== > Walk Together, Rock Together (1985) ====
 +
 +==== IN YOUR FACE ====
 +
 +You wanna be the way I am
 +But you could never understand
 +You shave your fuckin'​ head
 +Then you turn your back
 +On your best friends
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +It's not just in my head
 +It's in my heart
 +(It's in my heart)
 +And you're not gonna
 +Tear this one apart
 +
 +The way you look it fits
 +How come your attitude is shit?
 +You say you do it your own way
 +But now I have the price to pay
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +If I can give a fuck
 +You better start, so...
 +Use your head be aware
 +Give a fuck!
 +
 +The same routine, fuck up again
 +You have no real regrets
 +But this is not just something
 +I can easily forget
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +I can't believe you've come this far
 +Yet still so unaware
 +No cause no brains no fire inside
 +When will you learn to care
 +
 +==== SPREAD ====
 +
 +I grew up with love and affection
 +Know what it means to spread that infection
 +No matter what may stand in my way
 +This energy within, it guides me day by day
 +At times when I feel there is no way out
 +I'll bitch, cry, moan, whine, scream and shout
 +But what I'd like to see in the world most today
 +We've got to SPREAD IT! SPREAD IT!
 +Now I know you must be thinking
 +There is something wrong
 +How could I have the nerve
 +To write this song
 +Well, it's like I've got this feeling
 +Stripped away of pride
 +A crazy mixed up feeling
 +That I just can't hide
 +Emotion is this great thing
 +We've all got it, let it show
 +If you can share emotion
 +Then by all means let me know
 +And if we wanna make a better world today
 +SPREAD IT! SPREAD IT! THIS WORLD OVER! GO!!!
 + 
 +==== REMAINS TO BE SEEN ====
 +
 +Listen to my story!
 +It all began back in 1980
 +We were young, no direction, it was all so new
 +Spending late nights in the basement
 +Playing gigs in someone'​s kitchen
 +So exciting, we had dreams and we still do
 +And through the years our anger went
 +Toward more progressive goals
 +We had to overcome the barriers
 +And plan a new direction
 +Our main goal is to better ways
 +And help communication
 +With our positive commitment
 +We can all succeed, and so
 +OH!-OH!-OH! Part two of the story!
 +Now I know that times are hard
 +And giving in's easy
 +But with work we'll get our message out
 +To all the kids who care
 +It's not too hard if you believe
 +We've got to plan our destination
 +Just live your life your way
 +Make great your intentions
 +And through the years...
 + 
 +==== WALK TOGETHER, ROCK TOGETHER ====
 +
 +It's not the way we look
 +It's not our stance, our style, our hair
 +Forget those stupid barriers
 +Take down that "​FLAG"​ you wear
 +Just people living on
 +With different hearts and different minds
 +If we live in the same world
 +Why can't we stand in the same line?
 +
 +(Chorus x2)
 +If we can walk together
 +Why can't we rock together
 +
 +No I don't care
 +If you're into different bands
 +No cause for so much hatred
 +I’m just a different man
 +Pull off the cover I will too
 +And learn to understand
 +With music deep inside
 +We'll make world our unity plan
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +A label is a label
 +Definition, nothing more
 +And because of labels we have placed
 +We live in constant war
 +Destroy all that tradition
 +And live before you die
 +Let's rock together, from now on
 +And never be denied
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus Slow)
 +
 +==== HOW DO YOU THINK YOU'D FEEL ====
 +
 +I can't stand the way you treat girls
 +Aren't they just people too?
 +Something for you to do?
 +You like to fuck them
 +But their feeling don't mean shit to you
 +With your many ways
 +You've always got something to prove
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Open your eyes 'cuz it's time you see
 +It's time we were all treated equally
 +Just when you think
 +A woman'​s only there to take to bed
 +You better think what's going on through her head
 +
 +You were raised to think
 +A woman'​s job is slave to man
 +But I'm here to tell you different
 +You probably won't understand
 +Conditioning'​s got you fucked up
 +So you crave the upperhand
 +Just try to look within yourself
 +And change it if you can
 +
 +(Repeat Chorus)
 +
 +There'​s no room for bruising egos
 +Man you rate supreme
 +But equality for humanity
 +Is what I dream
 +Girls are just the same as you. You're no smarter, you're no better
 +And only when you realize
 +We'll take it a step further
 + 
 +==== STRENGHT ====
 +
 +If what you see is what you get
 +Just look toward us and never fret
 +I'll sing this 'til I can't no more
 +A part of what I'm waiting for
 +It's there so strong and can you see
 +A force, and what we have is strength
 +
 +(Repeat)
 +
 +And what we have is STRENGTH!
 +All we need it's what we got!
 +
 +==== > New Wind (1986) ====
 +
 +==== THE NIGHT AWAY ====
 +
 +See you out there, it's like you'll dance the night away
 +But the feelings aren't too good because you need to lead the way
 +You call them friends, but now to you they have no air to breath
 +And when the time is right you know you'll have to have the final say
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Music makes you feel good, so why make it a drag
 +Too boots, the fist, the stance, you're out to win a loser'​s game
 +How hard is it, to take them, when size is on your side
 +Too blind to see, it's just a shame, when music'​s played in vain
 +
 +Big man with mean face now, are you bigger than you seem
 +Find time to push around, and bring it down, until there'​s nothing left
 +Our music and our message, out of love more than exists
 +Are you there to hear it stop now, are you there to see it end
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +But it happens and it happens, and we can not be afraid
 +There'​s so many still who give a damn, but the good ones always seem to fade
 +Is our future in the hands of those who dance the night away
 +Or are you with me as I sing this song, cause we've got more to say
 +Take a look around, do you see what's goin' down
 +Take a look around, don't pretend it's not goin' down
 +
 +==== NEW WIND ====
 +
 +Excuse me, just wait one sec, have you ever really listened to a thing we've said
 +You're not convinced that we could ever be a major force
 +But just another youth subculture with a different song
 +But for others, there'​s this other side, not really looking for some credit for the things we've tried
 +Communication,​ it could work so fast
 +Just cuz now you say it's over, does that make it past
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We could be the new wind - oh, oh!
 +We could be the new wind - Do you know, do you care?
 +We could be the new wind - oh, oh?
 +We could be the new wind - Will you try, will you dare?
 +
 +A simple dream, no, not just that, can you just appreciate there'​s something we must find
 +I'm not a "​punker",​ just a human being, with this urge to exercise
 +What's in my heart and mind
 +It's not me hiding, from reality, pretend that I can shine it, turn around and walk away
 +The contradiction,​ seems to follow you, assuring that there is really nothing we can't do
 +
 +==== SOMEBODY HELP ME SCREAM ====
 +
 +I know I've cried so many times, by far I've had some doubts
 +And faces, faces, faces change, but still I have to shout
 +Things have had me worried, will I ever have to be alone
 +Then closed up doors push forward, see a side I've never known - oh!
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Somebody, somebody, somebody, help me scream
 +Somebody, somebody, somebody, Help! Me! Scream!
 +
 +Someone there to drown the fire, but a passion bonds a solid link
 +Heartbeat, heartbeat, heartbeat, skipping faster as I sink
 +Is this a stay of dedication, when it's time to bail out
 +Tell me is that what life is all about - Oh!
 +
 +==== TIED UP IN RHYTHM ====
 +
 +Busy with this special thing that takes me far away
 +Living for the music if the spirit'​s gone, why did it fade
 +I see you every once in a while, so little I can say
 +I know how things have gone for you, you seem so far away (2x)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Tied up, tied up in rhythm, that's my crime to you!
 +And everything keeps getting tied up, tied up so tight, I don't know why
 +
 +You walked beside me, every step, until a dream had found
 +A spot that drove me harder, and harder I keep pushing on
 +I hope you won't forget me, the way I treated you
 +Until I slow down a bit, I don't know what to do (2x)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Dear shadow does it seem I've let you down
 +Say lonesome, I never meant to let you down
 +I'm sorry, I've taken for granted you'd be around
 +
 +==== GROWN APART ====
 +
 +It's hard to tell you how I feel, exactly what do I say
 +These feelings from within for now, they just get in my way
 +It seems that lately for some reason, we've been torn apart
 +A bond so strong at one point, has it been blown away
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I'm gonna say this now and I won't hold back
 +Have our hearts grown apart, do we still have a chance?
 +Do we still have those hopes and dreams?
 +
 +And then I feel like giving in, forgetting what's been said
 +Pretend like things are just the way, they were when we were young
 +To share emotions we have shared, in friendship, brotherhood
 +
 +==== MAN ENOUGH TO CARE ====
 +
 +Daddy always told you, do it like a man, never get too friendly
 +Some won't understand, friends have got you in on all those "​hard"​ things that they'​ve planned
 +All your life they told you, never shed a tear, cuz boys don't crave affection
 +Boys ain't got no fear
 +But did they ever show you how to shut those feelings on then off again
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And now you gotta hide yourself, hide yourself away
 +Show you care and you might show the world that you're only gay
 +Crying is for babies, for boys is it a sin
 +To be a caring, sharing, loving, human one
 +
 +Handshake show you're friendly, but don't get caught
 +You gotta fight to prove you're not afraid, fuck just to prove you're not
 +And all your life you play this game and it goes on and on and on and on
 +Now you've grown into a man, proud as hell to be
 +It's now your turn to raise a son, don't let him be one
 +And you can teach him all the things you were taught yourself
 +
 +==== OPINION OF FEELINGS ====
 +
 +He said, "Come along, that urge has come again and now I'm feeling strong"​
 +Expectations of you, don't care is you want to want along
 +Love for those who make it without knowing how another feels
 +The fact is, what you do is rape, it never crossed your mind before
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +An opinion of feelings
 +It's just pride, no real depth
 +Opinion of feelings
 +Do those feelings mean anything at all
 +
 +He's pulled you down, he's taking aim, you wonder what he's waiting for
 +And he may get his way this time, but will he ever change your mind
 +A sharp resentment, guilt, deep pain, all this in the act of love
 +And now you're just a victim of his gain, a selfish game
 +
 +==== THE INSIDE ====
 +
 +Through troubled times, news of hatred, death and war
 +Find signs of an end, but it may just seem to be okay
 +And I'm not alone, when I say I feel enough to think
 +I know there'​s dark in all things so I find the light and struggle on
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Lead me with a grip so tight, I'll move ahead, I'll break the path
 +I'll cross the line, and still reach out
 +Wash my mind or stab my back but spirit stays my friend
 +You can not sway what's on the inside
 +
 +Messin'​ around, but if it feels like serious, I fall to the ground
 +And I pick myself up, so I can face the days
 +Learn on my own but I get so much from things I see these days
 +Vivid, so clear, I can't see why it's hard to understand
 +
 +==== CALENDAR ====
 +
 +I just got back to routine, it goes from day to day
 +I've got this sneaky feeling, gets closer as we play
 +After months and months of planning, hard work to hit the road
 +No sense of "​security"​ you get when you're at home
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And just for you, there is a calendar, not just a need for the time
 +But just 'cause you're on my mind
 +It's made of days, this simple calendar
 +But it feels like years going by, where do I cry
 +
 +I've rearranged my whole life, such things are hard for two
 +But still the music keeps me going and my heart is set on you
 +We see so many faces, do cities look the same
 +I'll take this voyage anyway, and hope someday you'll go
 +
 +==== EXPECT TO CHANGE ====
 +
 +I keep thinking each and every day
 +Have I really made a difference, have I made things change?
 +In all these years of "​growing up" and "​standing strong"​
 +Has it made a single dent with all that is so wrong?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +But if I haven'​t done a thing for world affairs
 +At least I know I try and I'll show that I care
 +'Cause it's me that has to make an effort
 +Or what can I expect to change
 +That's where it starts, in myself
 +Not just shifting all the blame
 +
 +And as I'm growin'​ older, I can see the changes
 +Yet history ain't history at all it seems
 +I try to keep my head held high, eyes open wide
 +And growing keeps me learning, yeah it keeps me free
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +What have you got to think that time will stop for you?
 +
 +==== STILL BELIEVE ====
 +
 +I guess the others turned their backs on what they now call shit
 +It doesn'​t really matter cuz it's their words I forget
 +If 'core is dead, they'​ve moved along and now they'​re rockin'​ out
 +But I have doubts they ever knew just what it's been about
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +But I still believe, I still believe, believe in myself (2x)
 +
 +Watch them bite and clw now as they line up on the rack
 +A method to success and now there ain't no looking back
 +They'​re playing better music with a message aimed at other crowds
 +And they don't include a lyrics sheet cuz what they say ain't proud
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +An empty pedestal and all these "​heroes",​ where'​d they, go! go! go!
 +When I find myself a hero, I'll be sure to let you know
 +
 +==== PUT THESE WORDS TO MUSIC ====
 +
 +I always think about you, alone or with the band
 +Just having something very special now, can it last very long?
 +Do you doubt just how I feel, can you tell that it's for real?
 +Just sharing certain feelings we all know
 +The truth down from within
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Listen, but I can only show you, at times it's so hard with words
 +We've gone this far and made it work
 +You've got to know, that part is true
 +Can you tell, that what I say, comes from my heart, it's taken time
 +To put these words to music, I don't mind
 +
 +You seem to doubt my sincerity, I'm hoping that you see
 +Just try to look much deeper, then you'll know just how I feel
 +Will you try to understand, sometimes I may get out of hand
 +But knowing that you're by my side
 +
 + 
 +
 +==== JUST ONE DAY ====
 +
 +I'm not sorry, cuz I started growing and I'm pushing on
 +And I know I cannot turn it back or turn away!
 +So many feelings moving faster as I live from day to year
 +It seems that now I live a lifetime - in a day
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Stand by my side, I know it's hard cuz we're afraid, I know I am
 +Please understand, it's time to grow more than you know
 +
 +Just a part of the same old story, it seems so old
 +But tell me why I can't take hold I can't explain!
 +Words go through my head and I ache for ways to see
 +I guess this madness is the answer - I'm afraid!
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +This music from my heart, is it so different from before, it may seem so
 +But it's just music from my heart
 +Just! One! Day!
 +
 +==== > Praise (1987) ====
 +
 +==== PRAISE ====
 +
 +On the screen, so many people killing people
 +Mass confrontation,​ it sets our tone
 +And the reasoning is simple, we've got to prove our might some way
 +Gotta flex our muscles, flex our macho pride
 +We know to make this nation a better place, leave no in betweens, no middle ground,
 +while power starved, good soldiers force the show
 +And we congregate to kill, while the nation sings along
 +A patriotic praise for decisions that are wrong - Praise!
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And I'm supposed to be proud, hold my head up high
 +And act like I am worthy of respect I do not share
 +Make judgments, condemnations,​ "​We'​ll do the best we can"
 +It's our nationalistic chance to silence fellow man - Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
 +
 +So we fight our wars to win, and we gain our self esteem
 +And our young will see strong victories in history
 +Whether backed by foreign guns or trained by U.S. sons
 +We're dyin' for a cause and a place in time
 +But are the answers somewhere distant, do we find them here at home
 +Why can't we can the blame, allow for peace, not call out names,
 +Say do you wanna die? I know I don't wanna die,
 +To end it in their power design
 +Praise!
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Repeat chorus)
 +
 +It's your time to die, it's you right to die
 +Demand it or see through it
 +
 +==== CATCHING ====
 +
 +Chastized for what we think, beliefs stand strong despite defeat
 +Ridiculed for having our own views
 +Forced to believe our thoughts are wrong, don't challenge old time ways
 +To move in this world, you better take it slow
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I betcha seen, it framed but in a different way
 +Unto this time, slow fade
 +Such crazy dreams, don't let them be ignored
 +To future days - It's catching
 +
 +"The uptight"​ says right is right, for them it may, for me it's not -
 +Learn to be myself without their shine
 +Hold on to things, antiquted things, that don't bend for the times
 +Tradition, man, now can you read between the lines?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +I'm caught but lookin'​ up
 +
 +(break)
 +
 +Don't you be ignored, don't fade, don't fade!
 +
 +==== YOU LIVE AND DIE FOR FREEDOM ====
 +
 +Where do we find it in us, just to be so hard, to be so cold
 +When humanity pits itself against, emotion, dignity, control
 +And tortured for some reason, like for instance you had thoughts within
 +To rise above in your life'​s,​ got you dying in some jail
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Does someone out there give a damn? Will anybody know?
 +How long these crimes have carried on, where anything can go
 +You're guilty of a crime of thinking, speaking for yourself
 +And punishment was based upon a law that's long been shelved
 +Your heart is good, your soul is free, but still you see no trial
 +Attempts are made to break you all the while - Breakout!
 +
 +So many months you've had enough, you wonder if you're gonna die
 +Inside some darkened prison where you do your best to stay alive
 +Prisoner of conscience, all you did was fight for hope and light
 +And now that fight for freedom'​s got you fighting for your life
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== SIREN ====
 +
 +A world of constant need, what can I do to ease the pain
 +Sometimes I think it's hopeless, I'm afraid
 +Much hunger while there'​s many who can live the life in greed
 +And then I wonder if we'll see another day
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And even though we try, we're satisfied, in all the things we've done
 +We think that since we've done our part there'​s nothing wrong
 +We can convince ourselves, that it's not here but somewhere else,
 +But are we convinced enough to try and learn?
 +
 +What we need is close enough, but we push it away
 +Too big or proud to let some love sink through
 +Still hoping in a time when it's so cool to close our eyes
 +I'm not convinced enough to think the world is through
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(break)
 +
 +I'm still hoping - Yes! Yes! Yes!
 +Lookin'​ to love, let it be your guide
 +Let it fill you, in spirt
 +
 +==== NOT ENOUGH TIME ====
 +
 +Seems so easy, you never bat an eye
 +Conscience pulled a disappearing act
 +And you look out in the world
 +And ignore the troubles seen
 +As along as it’s not down on you
 +Why should you care?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +But it’s not easy, you should know
 +And when it catches up to you, where will you go?
 +You might find, that in your mind
 +You simply don’t have time
 +But no, you better wait, hey!
 +
 +So much older than the rest
 +Where knowledge can’t be found
 +Wise enough to help, but have you tried
 +Cause if the war ain’t in your home
 +Or this small land that you own
 +There'​s just no point in knowing what’s outside your door
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Yet you gotta enough time waste upon yourself
 +You better wait! No!
 +
 +Say small mind, hey little man, I see you hiding out
 +Afraid of your own shadow, scared of everything
 +And you can pretend the pain and anguish is just a myth
 +So it’s what you can’t see in your little world
 +
 +==== > Ourselves (1988) ====
 +
 +==== ESCAPE AND RUN ====
 +
 +Still I couldn'​t find my way to sleep
 +Lie still, awake, too much to think
 +When will this sound inside my head
 +Stop cuz it makes me cry
 +Now I find I'm looking for something
 +Some fact or clue that helps to bring
 +A dizzy world, focused and straight
 +This time I'm not feeling so
 +This time I'm not feeling so
 +This time I'm not feeling so great
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Escape and run keeps going through my head
 +For what I face it seems I'm better dead
 +Escape and run keeps going through my mind
 +Instead of moving up I'm falling far behind
 +
 +In sleep this slow part fills my dream
 +In black and white or so it seems
 +I've seen myself fall down and die
 +For in this dream I've lived a lie
 +Down with me, breathe deep, plant your faith
 +Look at the sky but don't you wait
 +A hundred voices in the end
 +This time I'm not feeling so...great
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== FAR AWAY FRIENDS ====
 +
 +Hey man, I remember just a few
 +short years ago
 +Talked through letters, mutual interest
 +We were always on the phone
 +I have thought about you many times
 +Even I didn't know
 +Started crossing paths and sounds
 +And how we understand the dreams that go-o
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And even now you can be here
 +Though you're far away
 +All the times you lifted me so high
 +I can't forget
 +And different faces, different scenes
 +Still seems so far away
 +But it's always great to be with you again
 +
 +Times have been so strange,
 +so many people in and out
 +Getting older in my age
 +While these freedom thoughts stay young
 +I can thank you for the inspiration and
 +the honesty you gave
 +And the times those feelings came to me
 +During tough times where I thought
 +of giving up, so
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== THE SAVE OURSELVES ====
 +
 +I'd like to think when I am old
 +At the very end and looking back,
 +That I was there, a child of love
 +A child of peace, against all war
 +And now I face, so many pains,
 +but one that sticks
 +In heart, inside,
 +A pain that comes from hatred,
 +from, to and for
 +Our human kind
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Stand with the others, don't be afraid
 +To learn from each other, the life we make
 +Spread to the masses, be black or white
 +Be young or old
 +Be woman, man or animal
 +This story is so cold
 +
 +When men are monsters, killing, dying
 +I will work myself for peace
 +
 +When times are shaded grey
 +I still will find a way
 +Together we can build it up
 +A warmer, richer earth
 +It's time to reach out any way
 +And put back color where it's dark
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +The save ourselves!
 + 
 +==== IF I ABIDE ====
 +
 +Encouraged to speak, shown every sign
 +Learned to never waste the time
 +Taught to have an open...(mind)
 +Why give me a heart, when you
 +won't let it beat?
 +And I'm not afraid, I've still got hope
 +But now you tell me I belong
 +Do I stay and sing this same old...(song)
 +Why give me a key when you won't set me
 +free?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And you listen, to our song
 +And you wonder, what's going on
 +You say that growth'​s okay,
 +but do it by the rules
 +But if I abide how will I grow or learn?
 +Is this one big lie or have we been misled?
 +It's time to practice what we preach
 +It's time to move ahead
 +
 +Now I've lived awhile
 +Not much I haven'​t tried
 +But tell me what to do and you'll see
 +how high I can fly
 +Why give me the space
 +When you won't let me breathe?
 +It's time to make things fresh
 +Bring in the new
 +Put our minds together
 +And see beyond this tunnel view
 +Why give me two eyes when you won't let me
 +see?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== WISH I COULD HELP ====
 +
 +Again we stand so silent
 +Act like things are oh so great
 +In love with thinking that we've ended racial
 +Motivated hate
 +But the truth is clear, just look around
 +It's worse than it was before
 +When another peace march triggers thought
 +A perfect reason we must raise war
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Erase this
 +Begin to open up your narrow mind
 +I wish I could help
 +Dig it
 +All the years you've been brainwashed
 +I wish I could help
 +
 +See America so proud and bold
 +Yet comin' out behind her voice
 +Conditioning so harsh and strong
 +That it smothers out what's left of choice
 +Can ya think back to the sixties?
 +Not much has changed it's stayed the same
 +Seems like we blow our chances
 +To learn from life each time
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +You see it every day
 +From prison, schools to the assembly line
 +Another fans the flame
 +Discrimination,​ segregation
 +Comes from every side
 +Which side of the fence do you stand on?
 +Quick, choose your side
 +When the wind blows, where do you fall?
 +Tell us, if you can
 + 
 +==== SLEEP ====
 +(IN MEMORY OF ROBYN S. SCHUMACHER)
 +
 +==== SISTER ====
 +
 +Please believe me, I'm on your side
 +Though I know I can't feel what you do
 +Can't see what you see
 +But my respect and love is deeper than you'll
 +ever really know
 +And I know it may be hard for me
 +to ever really show
 +What's here inside
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Friend, sister, see through hungry times we
 +see the most
 +You're my family, I thank you for
 +the time you chose
 +To be part of my life
 +You help me fight against the pain
 +I'll see you on the other side
 +
 +It never matters even when it's strained
 +Together we can make the world seem like the
 +place it could be
 +And though the hate and anger come and goes
 +We'll walk along this road
 +Down a path where walls fall over
 +And fall down upon our heads and wakes again
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +We gotta cross this crazy bridge again, yeah
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== MIDDLEGROUND ====
 +
 +All my days in so many ways I've seen it
 +This prejudice I've seen it twist and turn
 +I've cried at thoughts of not bein'
 +able to stop it
 +And now I ache away for it's here
 +so strong today
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +What are you organizing for,
 +put up another door
 +Just stop and look around, say you must see
 +The blindness we have here
 +You say you've heard it all before
 +And you'll hear it again
 +Just go ahead and close us off
 +But you'll still feel the pain that you create
 +
 +Our peace comes from within and
 +I think war does too
 +Believe in love and you'll get what is due
 +Skin, yellow, red, brown, black and white
 +Can't stop to see that no, no
 +Only single hearts and minds inside our heads
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +O Gandhi, when you look at us
 +does your heart ache?
 +How could you think that peace in
 +this world has a place?
 +"Well, I believe in peace not pride or race
 +To set our future days, future ways
 +And I can only hope we don't keep blowin'​ it all
 +away"
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== WHEN ONE FALLS ====
 +
 +Look at all the good things in this life
 +That you have got
 +You got security and comfort
 +With a roof above your head
 +Yet you may find it easy
 +To sit back and complain
 +I know I've done it many times
 +When I've felt no pain
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +But what is right
 +If we can't look around and face the facts
 +Just go through life without a
 +conscience or a care
 +It seems it's dog eat dog
 +'Til you're the one they'​re all looking to bite
 +Convinced that you're so justified
 +But what is right, what's justified
 +
 +Now things are getting clearer
 +Day by day this feeling'​s strong
 +And as we take a step
 +It's hard to get along
 +And just when I think it's over
 +Oh, I feel that drive begin
 +Cuz it's not what I take
 +But what I must put in
 +In my life
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +And as the story'​s told
 +The problem'​s harsh and cold
 +We've got to end it
 +With warmth inside the heart
 +And knowledge that's a start
 +We've got to end it, yeah
 +Push for change, why help suppress it?
 +Realize you're not alone
 +Honor life, why help regress it?
 +Can't you see it starts at home?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== SOME SORT OF BALANCE ====
 +
 +When will we find a balance
 +Such unfair things we see
 +Small troubled nations crumble
 +And freedom falls from dust to dust
 +Remember people are just flesh and bone
 +And blood and tears and soul
 +Where the past's led us to the present
 +Where the future will unfold
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And I have some ideas, though I realize
 +I might be blind
 +I ask so many questions
 +I keep leaving thoughts behind
 +Still searchin'​ ain't like wasting time
 +At least there is this bottom line
 +We need to find some sort of balance
 +Along the way
 +Until they see the way it's meant to be on this
 +lonesome soil
 +I think it might take a while
 +
 +The answers wait unanswered while we're
 +Too scared to lift our heads
 +War justifies some feelings
 +Helps us find a taste for blood
 +
 +I think the "​enemy"​ is anyone
 +Who has the guts to say
 +That nothing'​s wrong
 +That things are fine
 +That there'​s no reason to complain
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +I think it might take a while
 +But it's always free
 +
 +==== SEVEN YEARS ====
 +
 +See those kids, so young and free
 +"I guess that's how it useta be"
 +So caught up in themselves, they just don't see
 +But "​standing hard" gives us this right
 +To put up walls and to prove our might
 +And faster, faster must the music go
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Farewell to seven years
 +We bid a fond so long
 +To seven years
 +Why'd it take so long?
 +
 +They'​re waitin'​ for old times again
 +If they support, they'​ll understand
 +Our message calls for unity not rage
 +We see so many ways
 +To vent the anger in our troubled hearts
 +Without using it to smash up someone else
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +And it takes so long
 +
 +==== > Soulforce Revolution (1989) ====
 +
 +==== SATYAGRAHA ====
 +
 +There'​s something in the air, y'know we breathe it every day
 +A hatred twisting deeper, razor sharp it cuts its way
 +A poison we're to swallow, I tried it once, I didn't like the taste
 +Say Mother Earth I love you, as I watch you go to waste
 +And we'll sing...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Na-na-na-na-na-na-na,​ hey! What happened to tryin'?​
 +Na-na-na-na-na-na-na,​ hey!
 +Tumblin'​ down, fired up, fire away! (2X)
 +
 +I'm scared cuz I still have so many visions in my head
 +Bandwagon jumping'​s easy when you fear the dream is dead
 +We're judged by what we look like, how we think and who we are
 +Hey Mother Earth we hear you but we don't know where to start...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +Na-na-na-na-na,​ Satya-graha (3X)
 +
 +I wait for you to tell me when we'll reach the finish line
 +I wash my hands of this hate, I won't embrace this thing so blind
 +A soul force revolution, it could give us what we need
 +Destruction ain't no option, it's the end at any speed
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Come on now!
 +Push! Pull! Push! Pull!
 +
 +==== BUSY LITTLE PEOPLE ====
 +
 +So many busy little people, running scared and piled high
 +So deep in their corruption, that they can't see eye to eye
 +From the weight of understanding,​ to the courage in their lies
 +Knowing what they view as love, I think I'll pass, just walk on by
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Take pride in acting cruel your pride has got you fooled
 +You're off and running (2X)
 +
 +I watch the way some people get theirs
 +It's like the earth has dried away
 +Respect for anybody'​s hard to find out there today
 +There'​s no discount for our freedom, put your markdown gun away
 +If I ever feel I need some help, I'll find my own price to pay
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +In your life, you'll find no difference...
 +Makes the weight of the world grow around your shoulders!
 +
 +Wo-oh! (4X)
 +
 +(Repeat 2nd verse)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== I CAN SYMPATHIZE ====
 +
 +There'​s a million things to tell you but the words get in my way
 +Coming here, I stand before you, with not one single thing to say
 +You're the one that keeps me hopeful when my life has gone astray
 +You're the kickdrum to my heartbeat, you're the words that I can say
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Do you think I'm laughing, you know, you don't realize
 +That when it comes to dealing with me, you know
 +I can sympathize
 +
 +Sometimes I feel like I'm your struggle, don't wanna be a time you've tried
 +I'd rather be your never-ending,​ I'd rather be your deep inside
 +When you cry I wish I could be, a salty tear running from your eye
 +I wish you'd swallow me, so I could be
 +So much closer to your soul
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== IT ALL MAKES ALOT LESS SENSE NOW ====
 +
 +All that wraps around me, fills and breeds itself inside me
 +Heart is pumping wasted years away
 +It really doesn'​t mean that much to me
 +Called out near the river, it ran as deep as you could see
 +I felt alone and strange like many times
 +My hand so still, it reached the sky
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I wrote this in a notebook and I censored out the best
 +I said I'll wish and wait and rest
 +I said I'll hope you'll wait and rest, and
 +I hope that there'​s more time for me than this
 +
 +My family stands beside me, figured maybe there was truth to find
 +My girl she holds my hand but I can tell she wants to jump inside
 +Daylight faded quickly and the cold breeze never died
 +We drank some water from the stream
 +And then we hugged and sang and cried
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +It will make sense... just have patience
 +It all makes sense... just have patience
 +
 +Sometimes life can pull a fast one on ya...
 +And sometimes you really dig it when it does (2X)
 +Daylight faded quickly...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +All along, the time, this feeble industry
 +Let's over ride, your red cent, every band goes into debt
 +I know the kind, cuz I got it on this page
 +Let's break apart, let's break it free
 +Let's break apart, do it for me
 +Let's break apart, goddamn this sound
 +Let's inside out and upside down
 +
 +==== MOTHER'​S DAY ====
 +
 +Hold my hand and listen close, hey Ma, I just want you to know
 +That I love you and I hope that you feel fine
 +For all the years, alone you raised us, thru lonely nights and
 +Troubled days
 +You took the time, you really held the light
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And these hard times, you are always in our minds
 +These hard times, in a world so damned insane
 +You are shelter from the pain, it's been a long ride
 +
 +We were taught to think, helped made aware
 +Ma, the credit goes to you, I swear
 +Encouraged to form opinions of our own
 +You kept us healthy, warm and then
 +You gave us brighter days ahead
 +We knew someday, we'd look back and we'd smile
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== TRIBUTE FREEDOM LANDSCAPE ====
 +
 +You tell me you're beaten, in search of a way
 +To know when to leave and to know when to stay
 +Here, people accept all the smart lies, confined
 +Forget all that nonsense, let's leave it behind
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I saw it and I see it, keeps getting closer yet
 +This Freedom Landscape fades, oh
 +To hold it, don't mold it, just place it on your heart
 +This Freedom Landscape fades
 +
 +This is my tribute to you my dear one
 +Do you feel your skin burn while you pray to the sun
 +I know there'​s a reason we scream on the phone
 +I'd rather stand off than to stand here alone
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +Some houses feel warm, oh so good, I can see
 +What's looming ahead in the future for me
 +And hands make great comfort but will they be here
 +When I'm reaching, waiting, as trouble comes near
 +I will wait and if you give a sign
 +I'll hold on until the end of time
 +
 +(Chorus 2X)
 +
 +==== COPPER LEDGE ====
 +
 +Here we sit like we have many times, familiar feeling
 +Hear the change of thousands pouring in
 +Yea, dealers, bosses, white and black, there'​s eyes that watch us over
 +If there is a hell, this must be it
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Hope is all you started with, you've seen as you walk in
 +Doubtful they could be your friends
 +A game you can depend on, this wicked thing is sin
 +It's ugly when you reach the end
 +
 +The time is nonexistent,​ stranger people stay insistent
 +You may win but do you win a thing?
 +Old hands now black from filthy money
 +Tickets from the pawn shops
 +Back tomorrow, does this make much sense?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +This town means nothing, this town will never grow
 +This town's a ghost town, you really outta know
 +
 +Wheels spin, the sounds of ringing, pain inside my head
 +I think it's better just to find the edge
 +It's safe up here, I'm staying, I'd rather watch some other'​s fail
 +Like a king up on this Copper Ledge
 +
 +==== TICKETS TO A BETTER PLACE ====
 +
 +A thousand books remind us, how the world drags on and on and on
 +We've read those books but we don't grasp the meaning
 +See between the lines
 +Part truth, part tilted fiction, documents of endless history
 +Predictions for the future, armeggedon seems to suit you
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Don't wanna die, now do we? We're running in a desperate race
 +Don't wanna die, now do we? Just take us to a better place
 +
 +You're thinkin'​ funny things when you look over, see me standing here
 +With words of hope, guess you could say, I'm looking for a brighter day
 +Don't ask me for a reason, I can't tell you what you want to hear
 +If all you do is criticize, you don't seem to realize
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Repeat 1st verse)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== 4 A.M. IN TEXAS ====
 +
 +Maybe I'm just dreaming, I start before I sleep
 +Stockpile of scenes, 5 miles high, and deep as they are surely wide
 +Like a charge of some electric buzz, it comes crashing down inside
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Will I... daydream tomorrow? Stay awake with me
 +Will I... be there tomorrow? Stay awake with me
 +
 +I've got my goals before me, and at night they seem to fade
 +And you might think it's crazy
 +When I say I'd like to make a difference in this band
 +Those doubts can only hurt now, with my head down in the sand
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +It might be 4 A.M. in Texas, but I'm still dreamin'​ wide awake
 +It's 4 A.M. in Texas, this thinking'​s growing in my head
 +It's 4 A.M. in Texas, and I'm on the phone and you're not home
 +It's 4 A.M. in Texas, Texas!
 +
 +==== SOUL TO KEEP (FOR PHYLLIS) ====
 +
 +I woke up from a dream, I could have sworn I heard the phone
 +Fan's blowing in the corner, like it does when she's at home
 +Familiar desperate feeling, always cold and dark inside
 +Y'know I'll probably sit here hoping soon that she'll be by my side
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Saw her smile, it chased the blues away
 +Her warmth can make it all OK
 +But it's one to go and one to stay, guess it has to be that way
 +I've found my kindred spirit
 +Now she's with me as I sleep
 +And it's in her hands, up to her
 +Where she'll put my soul to keep
 +
 +Out there in the hard world, try to blend into the day
 +A thousand different faces stare, I try to look away
 +But I can feel her move within me, and her voice is in my head
 +Y'​know,​ with that in mind, I seem to find, my way back home again
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== SWANSONG ====
 +
 +It's ragin' in the whole of us, like firespots fresh from the sun
 +This aggression'​s getting heavy, so close in, tune up everyone
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I'm hopin',​ and I'm walking and I heard you call my name
 +There'​s still time to go, out alone
 +But I feel so free, it seems to be that swansong in my head
 +Hey it's 1989!
 +
 +I remember, standing on the roof, in New York, it was summertime
 +Below the streets, fell thick in rage, we smiled than began to fight
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +I'm walkin'​ and I'm talkin',​ but the truth is up ahead
 +Hey we're not to go, anywhere
 +We're busy playin'​ games and still that swansong'​s in my head
 +Hey it's time to fly south!
 +
 +It's a sure time, when it's your time
 +Gotta feeling, and I'm reeling
 +The sky is dark and you put your hand in mine
 +There'​s some people at the corner, but I didn't know what to say
 +If demands decide your fate
 +The only thing to do is wait, and keep your spirits high
 +Keep your spirits high, no, that ain't no lie, this
 +Swansong has to end!
 +
 +==== > Out The Shizzy (1993) ====
 +
 +==== SHIZZY ====
 +
 +Hold out for the best one
 +Dig in deep to
 +Understand the routine
 +Understand the problem
 +Gotta shake foundations
 +Need to shine reactions
 +Only time will tell you
 +All the things you'll go through
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And the world, is your world
 +
 +Will this feeling subside
 +Time to take a ride through
 +Different places, thresholds
 +Can't be scared to try and
 +Give a little
 +Promise you'll feel better
 +Any given moment
 +There'​s a heart that's broken
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +1st verse again
 +
 +==== HIS WAY, GO AWAY ====
 +
 +Man's thrown all alone
 +Wonders what he'll conquer
 +Woman, she's the one
 +Power'​s what she owns
 +Didn't try, didn't hafta
 +As man takes on the world
 +
 +Man makes the mistakes
 +Blames it on his mother
 +She laughs then she cries
 +She plans, understands
 +Watches as he falters
 +Man starts every war
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And I wanna join
 +Cuz I know who's side I'm on
 +And I need to know
 +What she thinks
 +
 +His greed in history
 +His is so inflated
 +His way, go away
 +He learned young
 +To be strong
 +At least his version of it
 +Man I'm so ashamed
 +
 +Uptight, might is right
 +The proof is in the package
 +Boys don't ever cry
 +Sister teaches strong
 +She's the pure creator
 +She rules everything
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Break
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== HAPPY RAIN ====
 +
 +A no-win situation
 +It comes our way again
 +We get up every morning
 +Riding on the trains
 +Why bother getting in one
 +This time let's surf outside
 +They'​ll call our parents crazy
 +And say it's suicide
 +This afternoon I ran into
 +A group of kids from school
 +The ones who play it dirty
 +They'​ll play the biggest fools
 +Tomorrow screaming headlines
 +From the papers in the stands
 +Will say it's just a new fad
 +That's getting out of hand
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +No faith in anything we do
 +The city drizzles shame
 +I wanna hug the moving cars
 +And bathe in happy rain
 +
 +I haven'​t read the news
 +But I hear rumours in my head
 +Can't sleep with all the madness
 +Guess I'll stay awake instead
 +They'​ll bitch about what
 +They can't change
 +I think I'll just explode
 +While waiting at the station
 +You can feel the overload
 +The way the rain comes down
 +You know it always soaks my head
 +The stink and dread around me
 +Makes me wish that I was dead
 +From time to time
 +You'll hear about some kid
 +And how he fell
 +I hate to be so morbid
 +Perhaps it's just as well
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== FREE TO SPACE ====
 +
 +Have you noticed lately
 +Or at any time at all
 +These people running past you
 +You might have a strong opinion
 +But there'​s louder mouths around
 +It doesn'​t have to phase you
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Cuz we're free to seize
 +Or ignore completely
 +We're free to space
 +Or face the music
 +
 +Your need to be excepted
 +Seems based around the myth
 +That bigger'​s always better
 +And a selfish twinge inside you
 +Seems it's growing mighty quick
 +Has got you on the downfall
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +If all you want is surface
 +Get a grip then
 +Grab it quick before somebody else does
 +Cuz time is pointless
 +When it's wasted
 +Time is what you're needing more of
 +
 +==== WEAK LINK ====
 +
 +Our house feels so surreal
 +I never think about it
 +So funny, now we see
 +The times we spend without it
 +False pride and the violence
 +I've got a sour taste in (in my mouth)
 +No wonder, we wander
 +Kick back and tell another
 +Kick back and tell another....
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +...Story
 +About our courage
 +And we dismantle as usual
 +Another weak link coming
 +
 +The music, it's purpose
 +Not here to make ya hateful
 +It's effect on the scene
 +And the converted faithful
 +We're not down with the hate
 +How did you choose this label (convenience)
 +We look back, it's been real
 +Sit down and tell another
 +Sit down and tell another
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +And we still hear the crowd
 +They want it fast and loud
 +They wear the label proud
 +Is that all you want
 +You want it
 +Then make the weak link strong
 +
 +==== REUBEN SAID ====
 +
 +Weird thing this morning
 +I felt down and so
 +I stepped back to see if
 +The trouble would grow
 +Ran til I just couldn'​t
 +Breathe very well
 +Needed a friend, needed someone to tell
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Reuben said
 +I would see it
 +Down the line
 +He believed
 +Reuben said
 +I was ready
 +Doublecrossed once again
 +
 +A grudge like a mother
 +And then I said
 +Everything I had
 +Stored up inside my head
 +Meant for this nightmare
 +To end like a dream
 +Wish it would sink in
 +Wish I could see
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Break
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== YET AGAIN ====
 +
 +Laughing always treat things lightly
 +But you'd be the last to respect
 +People'​s views and their directions
 +Bring them down create more tension
 +Try to strip away their passion
 +But all you do is fuck yourself again
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And yet again
 +If you'd only find your piece of mind
 +Think you'd dig the things
 +That you might find
 +
 +Tell me I can't comprehend your
 +Advanced mind
 +Know what you're feeling
 +Try to paint from your perspective
 +You seem to feel it's more effective
 +But really all you do is create
 +Extra space reserved for hate again
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Too bad you're
 +So damned selfish
 +Taking what you'd never give
 +And leaving nothing
 +Leaving trouble
 +Schism, pain
 +All bad, whatever
 +The same old thing
 +With no progression
 +Based in greed
 +And bad intentions
 +You're leaving nothing
 +Leaving pain
 +So hard to understand your way
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== G ====
 +
 +Say you're fed up
 +You're so angry
 +Found your way inside
 +This vicious circle
 +Now you can't stop
 +Tried to tell you,
 +Gave you warning
 +But your stubbornness is king
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +That's why, it goes on
 +Repeat, on and on
 +That's why, it goes on
 +Repeat, on and on
 +
 +Hope might save you
 +What you go through
 +But it takes a bit
 +Of tolerance and
 +Selflessness
 +I'm your friend, yeah
 +Here to listen
 +But I got limitations too
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +So sick of all that's going on
 +Now what ya wanna do
 +The action'​s what we're graded on
 +Cuz talk is so see-thru
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +So sick of all.....
 +
 +==== WIDESPREAD ====
 +
 +And when we talked
 +It was decided
 +That something had to be
 +The guessing went too long
 +Couldn'​t just carry on
 +We worked it out
 +Til it felt alright
 +And everybody knew we had to
 +Break off a little piece
 +Sometimes it makes me mad
 +At times, a little sad
 +But it didn't mean too much
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +If something is missing
 +I'm sure we'll find out
 +We'll get together
 +There is no doubt
 +Something is draining
 +All our time today
 +Let's get together - hey yeah
 +
 +Our expectations
 +Build so quickly
 +Let's not
 +And say we do
 +There'​s gotta be a way
 +Some place where we could stay
 +And find a little piece of mind
 +
 +This common goal
 +Seems widespread too bad
 +Our talking'​s meaningless
 +We're out here in the rain
 +The scenery'​s the same
 +And ally's gotta work again
 +
 +(chorus)
 +
 +==== MOTIONARY ====
 +
 +And all this time when
 +We believed we'd change the world some day
 +There is nothing else
 +I would rather do
 +And all the time I
 +Screamed and cried and
 +Whithered deep in pain
 +There was nothing else
 +I could say to you
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Go easy now my friend
 +You'd better think straight
 +Your everlasting dreams might fade away
 +You're waiting for the chance
 +To slow down and catch your breath
 +This motion is the thing that we like best
 +
 +Yeah, I'm your dreamer
 +And your believer
 +The one you've come to mother
 +Find the road you want
 +Don't let me slow ya down
 +And while you're rubbing up against
 +The ones that talk the loudest
 +Try to be somebody
 +Try to be yourself
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Break
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== NAKED ====
 +
 +Come on down
 +Come closer
 +Want you in a fisheye view
 +Something tells me
 +We finally connected
 +And I'm ready to give
 +This one a new try
 +I'm ready to
 +Get off on another side
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We're naked
 +Peel the skin away
 +Huddled up inside an embrace
 +Let's get fired
 +Let the sun inside your head
 +I love the breeze
 +That hits my face
 +
 +Feel so strong
 +So ready
 +Are you sleeping while you walk
 +Lie down
 +And see how deep we get together
 +You seem to think
 +I've got some kind of master plan
 +I think I'm going insane
 +Slowly
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Break
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== NATE ====
 +
 +==== SOME KIND OF SIGN ====
 +
 +Hey we've got this brand new song
 +It might not be your favorite
 +I came to you to get advice
 +You laughed alot you did your best
 +My dreams are kinda fucked up lately
 +My dreams aren't really dreams
 +My dreams they almost fade out
 +Sometimes dreams are what they seem
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And half the time
 +I'm waiting, I'm waiting
 +For some kinda, some kinda sign
 +And all day long
 +I'm hoping, I'm praying
 +Just stop me from being so blind
 +
 +Since I got back into town
 +I know I'm not your favorite
 +And everybody hangs out here
 +No life to live and nothing'​s clear
 +My girlfriend loves all things about me
 +At least that's what she says
 +My girlfriend lies a tiny bit
 +But it really all depends
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +1st verse again
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== > The Music, The Message (1995) ====
 +
 +==== GHOST ====
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Let's do it for the frustration
 +Aggravation,​ masturbation
 +Let's do it for the attention
 +Fascination,​ education
 +
 +Alright then, let's forget our troubles
 +Start over, act like nothing'​s wrong
 +So great at piecing bits together
 +Pretend that everything is strong
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +I like to listen to your stories
 +You're good at listening to mine
 +Sometimes we spend our lives just talking
 +Become so good at wasting time
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 + 
 +
 + 
 +
 +SUCH & SUCH
 +
 +Talk about the past as if you own a piece of it
 +Rattle off the words as though you ever gave a shit
 +Yeah, you're the king, you always get around the truth
 +You spend your life, you talk of how you lost your youth
 + 
 +(Chorus)
 +Now the secret'​s out, got you figured out
 +What you're all about, ain't much
 +You're still droppin'​ names, think you'll always be the same
 +Always cryin' such and such
 +
 +Somehow you got lucky, found yourself an audience
 +They hang on to your every word, it doesn'​t make much sense
 +You're wasting time, it seems you'd change a thing or two
 +But you remind me that you're only being you
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +Don't bother trying
 +Too busy lyin'
 +Your mom is cryin'
 +
 +I like your band alot
 + 
 +==== THE MUSIC, THE MESSAGE ====
 +
 +I never had to think about it all that much
 +It came to me so easily, then it became a crutch
 +I took it all for granted, figured it would always be
 +So solid, set, dependable, and always there for me
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +So much a part of us, so much a part of it
 +We got the music, and the message
 +So much a part of you, so much a part of me
 +
 +We never cared when all those people criticized
 +We had no problems spotting, what was real and what were lies
 +Despite the changes that we went through, we were always down
 +You gotta stand the strongest when dissention'​s all around
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus twice)
 +
 +==== KINDA FUTURE ====
 +
 +Out of the blue, could we ever really know?
 +Sometimes ya need to, sit back and let it go
 +Day after day, I feel the tension pull me down
 +I'm starting to figure, I won't always be around
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Don't you wish some day you wouldn'​t have that fear?
 +No hate to see and there'​s no hate to hear
 +
 +You always said, that you'd work toward better things
 +Doin' whatever, maybe all that work would bring
 +It's good to be hopeful, when your eyes are open wide
 +As long as ya feel, so twisted up inside
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== MY GRAVITY ====
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +She's the world to me
 +In all honesty
 +Yeah she's my gravity
 +She's my gravity
 +
 +I wasn't ready for it this time
 +And soon I found myself crossing the line
 +Yeah it was easy, I didn't have to try
 +We somehow got together, her and I
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +There are those days, I can't hold up my head
 +I can't get started, I can't get out of bed
 +And then I see her face, it changes everything
 +She's really down, yeah, she's so happening
 +
 +(Chorus twice)
 + 
 +==== SEE YOU TOMORROW ====
 +
 +First off, I'm not doin' too bad
 +Things could be much worse, for sure
 +You're so full of nerve and yourself
 +Pity someone who deserves
 +Secondly, about your big plans
 +Yeah I know, I've got em too
 +It seems you need more motivation
 +Little somethings get ya through
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I'll bet, we'll have this same discussion
 +Ignore the warnings, repercussions
 +When all sincerity rings hollow
 +See you sometime, see you tomorrow
 +
 +Things are easy when you're younger
 +Puppy brains and punching things
 +But now we walk around so careful
 +Fearful of the ugly things
 +Deep thoughts count when there'​s compassion
 +What I've witnessed, I'm amazed
 +As we grow up, I'd hate to think that
 +All this thinking'​s just a phase
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== GET A DIFFERENT LIFE ====
 +
 +Don't you bother criticizing me and what I do
 +Don't you waste your breath explaining what is bugging you
 +Now run along and worry about your own life won't you please
 +There are those who value what you say, but it ain't me
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We've heard it for the past 10 years, it's gotten really old
 +You bitch about the way we sound, even how we're sold
 +Did you ever take the time to look into a mirror
 +If we suck, hey move along, there'​s other things to hear
 +
 +"​Sellout"​ this and "​sellout"​ that, at first it made us sore
 +You called us that while we were sleeping on your girlfriend'​s floor
 +We've made mistakes, some stupid ones, but "​stayed true" to ourselves
 +If you can't hang, don't sweat it, you can hang us on a shelf
 +
 +(Chorus twice)
 + 
 +==== TALKBOX ====
 +
 +Hear the anger, turn and run
 +Bitter rhetoric, ain't much fun
 +I thought we could disagree
 +Hear the words, then let it be
 +Listen to another view
 +Get a feel for something new
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +But it's different than you think
 +When all you do is dish out what you hate
 +You ain't nothing but a fake
 +You couldn'​t handle trouble that you make
 +
 +Entertainment'​s what you claim
 +Harmless banter, that's so lame
 +You're so good at dishing out
 +But not good at the turnabout
 +Cry when someone disses you
 +Conspiracies are nothing new
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== MY LIST ====
 +
 +Sometimes I feel affected, then all that disappears
 +The rain and clouds above my head, then it all disappears
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I'd understand it, if I could grab it
 +Another wish on my list
 +
 +One more day we made it through now, got my list (3x)
 +One more time we made it through, yeah, got my list (3x)
 +
 +Some days I feel protected, then it just disappears
 +We breathe as two but think as one, and it just disappears
 +
 +I'd understand it, if I could grab it, another wish on my list
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(bass break)
 + 
 +==== FIRST YA TOLD US ====
 +
 +First ya told us, "​express your mind"
 +With no restrictions,​ no border lines
 +So we just figured, we'd find our way
 +Not push much into, the things you say
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Then you slammed the door on us
 +And flaunted your authority
 +Had hoped to see us fail
 +Acted like we were the enemy
 +But we're here, no we never died
 +So sorry you wasted your time
 +
 +Why point a finger, at anyone
 +Why look for reasons, when you've got none
 +You'll never get it, still you pretend
 +That you're above it all, my friend
 +
 +(Chorus 2x)
 +
 +==== BORN WITHOUT A MIND ====
 +
 +Too bad, I feel for you, it's sad as hell to see
 +You're runnin'​ with the blinders on, just stay away from me
 +You blame it on your parents, yeah, your strict conditioning
 +So bogged down in the ignorance, you're bumping into things
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +See the boy out running, born without a mind
 +He's got his pride and everything, born without a mind
 +
 +Maybe you're not out and open with your fucked up views
 +And you don't use the "​n-word",​ that is something you refuse
 +Intolerance that's quiet, makes it just as bad it seems
 +It's one way or another, you can't have it in between
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 + 
 +==== PUNK ROCK TEETH ====
 +
 +Here we are, right back where we belong again
 +And all our friends, they'​re old like us but that depends
 +This aging thing, so over-rated when you think
 +Don't matter much, as long as your heart won't give in
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Sometimes when I get sad, I think about my stupid dreams
 +At times, I feel that all I've got to show for it is punk rock teeth
 +These days, I'm standing back, reflecting on the things I see
 +I'll be here when the others fade, yeah me and all my punk rock teeth
 +
 +Staring out, I'm lost and out of place without
 +This simple thing, the way I live's what I'm about
 +I can't complain, but I don't feel good out in the rain
 +Let's celebrate, no time to waste it all on hate
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== GIRL SONG ====
 +
 +
 +Her world is where I've always lived... Wo-oh-oh
 +She brought me here and gave me strenght... Wo-oh-oh
 +She helped make sense of everything... Wo-oh-oh
 +Helped keep me farther from the brink
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +This is a girl song, not just another girl song
 +Much more than just a love song, so simple, it's a girl song
 +
 +My father never seemed to care... Wo-oh-oh
 +Looked for him, he was never there... Wo-oh-oh
 +As "​dad",​ my mom did pretty well... Wo-oh-oh
 +She got us through a lot of hell
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +(Chorus 2x)
 +
 +==== I CAN REMEMBER ====
 +
 +I can remember, the first time that we played
 +Some redneck bar in Reno, guess we should'​ve been afraid
 +And after that, we'd play whenever we could plug it in
 +We'd play until the cops or jocks would start some shit with Dim
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I can remember (4x)
 +
 +I can remember, the H.B. kids so well
 +They'd bus to San Francisco, every gig with them was hell
 +We'd dance along, and sing the songs, til we were black and blue
 +And everything would go so fast, and there stood me and you
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(bass break)
 +
 +(Chorus 2x)
 +
 +==== EVEN BETTER PLAN ====
 +
 +It's not hard to understand
 +Don't let things get out of hand
 +Promises aren't very deep
 +When you start trouble in your sleep
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We're not dumb, no, we're just stupid! (4x)
 +
 +Here's an even better plan
 +Use your head and not your hands
 +Try it for a solid week
 +Be a "​rebel",​ be unique
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 +
 +(first verse again)
 +
 +(Chorus 4x)
 +
 +==== > Good To Go (1999) ====
 +
 +==== SOONER OR LATER ====
 +
 +Both of us too fucking stubborn
 +Neither is willing to give just a little
 +Ramming our heads into nothing
 +Winning a war that is non existent
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Sooner or later will we work together
 +Who knows!
 +Or will we resign to the fact that it's
 +Just how it goes?
 +
 +You're seeing things in your own way
 +While I'm seeing things in the opposite
 +And we think we're so fucking different
 +Unwilling to buckle or deal with it
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus) 2x
 +
 +==== SOUR GRAPES ====
 +
 +You say you hate all those kids now
 +You can't relate to the things they say to you
 +You feel you've grown far beyond them
 +You don't remember when you were like them
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +And now you've grown up, you hate them
 +A bad case of sour grapes? Who knows?
 +You better get used to this picture
 +Cuz there'​s way more kids waiting in the hall
 +
 +You don't remember the problems
 +You just complain like your parents did at you
 +You swore you'd never be like them
 +But now that you've grown up you're ten times worse
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(break)
 +
 +(Chorus) 2x
 +
 +==== ONE BIG GUESSING GAME ====
 +
 +We're getting old, no big surprise
 +You stress on it, and you despise
 +The fact that someday we all die
 +And daily we keep asking yourself why
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Just try and do your best
 +It's all just one big guess
 +And make the best of things
 +You better make it last
 +
 +You're lazy, what's that all about?
 +Try walking down some other route
 +So many questions, too many doubts
 +But you just let them take you down and out
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Wo-oh-oh-oh...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== BEST FRIEND ====
 +
 +Every day I find it kicking in
 +I find that thing I need and then begin
 +Inspired by a love that never ends
 +I'm so glad that she is my best...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +...friend (4x)
 +
 +Sometimes I get so down and out, wo-oh!
 +I wanna scream, I need to shout, wo-oh!
 +But then the pieces start to mend
 +With help and heart from my best...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(first verse again)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== SLOW DOWN A SECOND ====
 +
 +Hey there mister
 +You look at me and you want an answer
 +You don't think about it
 +You take a lot but you give back none
 +High expectations
 +It's give and take but you're never giving
 +It's time to listen
 +Why do you ignore what your friends are saying
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Wo-oh, slow down a second, hey what's your hurry?
 +Wo-oh, take some time to get your head on straight
 +Wo-oh, slow down a little, hey what's your worry?
 +Wo-oh, before you regret it and it's too late
 +
 +So where is your fire?
 +You run around like there'​s no tomorrow
 +Stop this bullshit
 +Enjoy the life that's in front of you
 +Your new life is calling
 +You've got your goals but you're never happy
 +Wheels are spinning
 +But now that rut is keeping you from moving
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== SAFETY NET ====
 +
 +You live your life on the internet
 +That's where you are day and night
 +You talk your shit from behind that net
 +Where you're safely out of sight
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I think it's bad, yeah it seems so sad
 +Cuz now we hardly ever talk
 +You try replacing the human face
 +With the one living in a box
 +Why don't you go to a real life show
 +It's something that you won't regret
 +You'd rather be on the IRC
 +And stuck behind your safety net
 +
 +It shouldn'​t be so damn destructive
 +Why not share some info, insight?
 +You're way to caught up in the gossip
 +You'd rather talk some shit every night
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== CHANGE THE KEY ====
 +
 +I never bother anybody
 +I stick to myself and keep my eyes set straight
 +Won't be the one to bring you down
 +Cuz I know it just wouldn'​t make me feel too great
 +Some people crave too much drama
 +Caused by someone something all for what?
 +A psychological trauma
 +Without a choice sometimes that's all you got
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Wo-oh-oh - change my ways, yeah I'm still trying
 +Wo-oh-oh - it ain't easy, but I'm not crying
 +Wo-oh-oh - change my plans and my direction
 +wo-oh-oh - gotta change the key that makes this person me
 +
 +I've learned that patience is better
 +I take a breath and count real slow to ten
 +Why don't we try it together
 +We'll make mistakes, get up and start again
 +Don't feel a need to be violent
 +I'm working with this rage inside of me
 +And I will never be silenced
 +I'll try and use this rage to set me free
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== 4.1.4.1... DONE ====
 +
 +We don't have too much time now
 +To say too many things
 +Words all cramped up together
 +We'll do our best to sing
 +Wo-oh-oh-oh-wo-oh-oh-oh-oh!
 +And now we're almost finished
 +The end is coming soon
 +Just one more verse and chorus
 +But there is no more room
 +Wo-oh-oh-oh-wo-oh-oh-oh-oh!
 +
 +==== MESSAGE FROM A FRIEND ====
 +
 +I said I'm not angry about it
 +But you're not convinced of that fact
 +You want to paint a depressing picture
 +You think I'm down from the flack
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +But let me make this loud and clear
 +I hope you'll finally understand
 +Cuz this is just a song
 +Another message from a friend
 +
 +You're free to voice your opinion
 +While I'm free to laugh in your face
 +You can get along with no sense of humor
 +You can't keep up with the pace
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== TRUE ROOTS SHOW ====
 +
 +You ask me if it feels the same, wo-oh-oh
 +You wonder if it feels alright, wo-oh-oh
 +I ask myself that every day, wo-oh-oh
 +Sometimes I feel so far away
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I never will forget it, and I will not regret it
 +10 years from this day forward, wo-oh
 +I'll try to keep my head up, fall down but I'll still get up
 +Forever deep inside me, wo-oh-oh-oh
 +No matter what it's everybody'​s fight!
 +
 +You wanna know it compares, wo-oh-oh
 +This old school-new school stuff who cares?
 +Wo-oh-oh
 +It's great to let your true roots show, wo-oh-oh
 +You have to let those true roots grow
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== THIS WORLD OF MINE ====
 +
 +1-2, 1-2-3-4!
 +No matter what you say
 +No matter what you do
 +It makes no difference at all to me
 +You do all that you can
 +To grab the upperhand
 +But it won't make me change the way I feel
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +In this world of mine
 +There is room for change
 +But I'll still keep my history
 +In this world of mine
 +I will take the time
 +To strip away the mystery
 +
 +1-2, 1-2-3-4!
 +I'm happy where I stand
 +Things are looking up again
 +I'll enjoy it while I can before it ends
 +And you'll keep on being mad
 +Talk of all the things you've had
 +Maybe some day you will get them again
 +
 +(Chorus) 2x
 +
 +==== YOU SEE THE FLAWS ====
 +
 +I'm sure I'll be here tomorrow
 +I really have no doubt
 +I'll live for today, find a better way
 +Somehow I'll work it out
 +I've contemplated the future
 +No, it's no simple thing
 +But I can't waste time predicting
 +What the future'​s gonna bring
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I know you find it hard to understand, wo-oh
 +You see the flaws all throughout my plans, wo-oh
 +I know it seems kind of strange to you, wo-oh
 +But it's the way I have to see it through, wo-oh
 +
 +You wanna forecast the outcome
 +And what it means to you
 +Aware of that something you can't touch
 +And that something'​s haunting you
 +I know you're worried, somehow in a hurry
 +But why not try instead
 +To work on what's in the present
 +Before you end up dead
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== I SEE YOU FOUND ANOTHER TROPHY ====
 +
 +I watched you while you walked with her
 +Made sure she played her part, demure
 +She couldn'​t get a word in around you
 +You ask her where she's going to
 +And who she's spent time talking to
 +But you don't care what she's been going through
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Another trophy, tough guy!
 +Someone to bully, tough guy!
 +Now won't you hurry up, and die soon?
 +
 +Your latest conquest, she's nothing more
 +Your part-time punching bag and whore
 +She knows her place and stays there, around you
 +Surprised you even know her name
 +You treat your women all the same
 +Consistent in the pain you put them through
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== GOOD TO GO ====
 +
 +GO!
 +Seems like the dark clouds have faded
 +And all that frustration is gone
 +I waited and waited for something
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Now I know that I'm good to go
 +I can move far ahead
 +With this weight lifted off of me
 +I can get out of bed
 +
 +Go!
 +Days that feel so thick and heavy
 +They'​ll always come and they'​ll go
 +It's best to get up and get something done
 +Even if things start up slow
 +
 +(Chorus) 2x
 +
 +==== NEVER TRY ====
 +
 +Always complaining
 +It's something to do
 +Constantly crying
 +About the way life's treating you
 +The routine is so ugly
 +So boring and old
 +Compared to some others
 +At least you're not out in the cold
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I could tell you that I care
 +And that I truly understand
 +But that would only be a lie
 +I could wipe away the stain
 +Pretend that I can ease your pain
 +But that would only be a lie
 +
 +You're selfish and silly
 +Despite all that hype
 +Forever bitching
 +Yeah, there'​s no doubt you've got a gripe
 +You're mad and defensive
 +You're looking to blame
 +Whoever is near you
 +It's always the same
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(1st verse again)
 +
 +(Chorus) 2x
 +
 +==== HERE WE GO AGAIN KIDS ====
 +
 +It's been awhile
 +And so much has happened
 +The family has grown
 +A chapter'​s been added
 +And here we are
 +It's so great to see
 +We're on another mission, you and me
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Still, after all the craziness we've seen
 +Still here we are trying to realize our dreams
 +We start up again and we'll just keep moving on
 +Here we go again, let's sing along
 +
 +We got through some bullshit
 +And took care of business
 +We worked through some problems
 +And stripped off the excess
 +And here we are
 +And we're standing face to face
 +At the starting line of this new fucking race
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Here we go, here we go kids, time to help us sing along
 +Here we go, here we go kids, can you make it loud and strong?
 +
 +
 +==== > Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over (2004) ====
 +
 +==== ALL CAME UNDONE ====
 +
 +It's a whole other story
 +Is there time, can I tell?
 +Just another adventure
 +Will the end be the same?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, none
 +Thought it all came together
 +But it all came undone
 +11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
 +What with all that I've done
 +I'm just glad I'm alive
 +
 +Maybe there is no answer
 +And it pains me to think
 +Maybe it doesn'​t matter
 +In the world'​s grander scheme
 +
 +(Chorus)
 + 
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== MEANT TO BE MY OWN ====
 +
 +I always thought the world revolved around me
 +And every word I said was listened to
 +How you could underestimate my promise
 +How could you really ever doubt my truth
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +First to take it, last to give in
 +Step aside, do you think I'm playing?
 +Believe this world was meant to be my own
 +Go for broke and stop for nothing
 +Move along, did you hear what I said?
 +Believe this world was meant to be my own
 +
 +You know my parents they raised me to be happy
 +They always gave me everything I craved
 +They never let the ugly things affect me
 +They always made the bad things go away
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== THIS IS TEMPORARY ====
 +
 +The troubles have fallen around me
 +And nobody seems to respond
 +What will I take from this situation?
 +What will work when my goals are all gone?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I believe this is temporary
 +It won't last forever, it's alright
 +I have faced bigger challenges
 +And bigger setbacks in my life
 +I believe this is temporary
 +It won't last forever, it's alright
 +I have faced bigger challenges
 +And bigger setbacks in my life
 +
 +A kneejerk reaction is waiting
 +For any who dare to oppose
 +Talk of war, always praised, conversations
 +Quickly turn closest friends into foes
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== MY BAND, OUR CREW ====
 +
 +I think our thing is good
 +Not everybody should
 +Made some choices, stuck with them
 +Have never regretted
 +Not one single moment, not one single minute
 +Worked hard to find our way
 +Fought just to have our say
 +And we have you to thank for the years of support
 +From deep in my heart I will never forget this
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I sing this song for you
 +This one goes out to my band and to our crew
 +No better thing to do
 +I give it up to my band and to our crew
 +I sing this song for you
 +This one goes out to my band and to our crew
 +No better thing to do
 +I give it up to my band and to our crew
 +
 +It's been a long, long time
 +Looks like it's turned out fine
 +When we made the decision
 +To follow our vision
 +Would it have been better
 +To bend under pressure?
 +I'm glad we stuck it out
 +Survived the floods and drought
 +You might not understand
 +I'm not sure that you can
 +It's a family, a band
 +Hope it all never ends
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== STILL ON IT ====
 +
 +I just can't stand around and play along like good dogs do
 +Cuz when I live the lie I know my time here is all through
 +We all try cutting corners, yeah we all prefer the ease
 +But I can't see above the fray when I'm down on my knees
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Don't worry, I'm still on it, on it
 +Still strong and on it, on it
 +This song goes on and on and on
 +Don't worry, I'm still on it, on it
 +Still strong and on it, on it
 +This song goes on and on and on
 +
 +I won't pretend to be some hardcore tough guy cuz I'm not
 +But my strength comes from what's inside, my heart is all I've got
 +It may not be too thug-like and I may not win the fight
 +At least I'll know I've done my best and what I thought was right
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +(Break)
 + 
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== SAY MY THANKS ====
 +
 +Yeah, I'm glad that I came up when I did
 +Had no choice, but to stay underground
 +This band helped me get through all the bullshit
 +Without music would I be around?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Say my thanks and be on my way
 +I gotta feel it, hear it today
 +When I look back, does it bother me
 +I'll never let it get in my way
 +Say my thanks and be on my way
 +I gotta feel it, hear it today
 +When I look back, does it bother me
 +I'll never let it get in my way
 +
 +Well, we mentioned the music, the message
 +What's it mean, is it different for you?
 +Do you hold it inside, keep it secret
 +Does it just give you something to do?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== BIG FALL ====
 +
 +You're really down, you've hit the skids
 +You never seem to get ahead
 +You blame us all, for your big fall
 +You're pointing fingers everywhere
 +But you don't care, you never cared
 +You could hardly give a fuck
 +You drain the life, you always try
 +To take away the good things...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Before you take it all, I gotta keep some for myself
 +Before you take it all, I gotta keep some for myself
 +
 +You've always been, so selfish and
 +You never care who it affects
 +Impossible, oblivious
 +You're so obnoxious, so direct
 +You're never scared, you always get
 +Exactly everything you need
 +Out of control, you've got no soul
 +It's really greed that fuels you...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== STAND HERE AND JUST STARE ====
 +
 +Look into the mirror
 +Do I like my own reflection
 +Not the way my face is looking
 +But the motives for my actions
 +I can con my friends and family
 +But the truth is ever-lurking
 +Gotta face myself forever
 +My decisions, my endeavors
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +In another world I could run away
 +Not worry, not care
 +Not bother, not dare
 +I could stand here and just stare
 +
 +And when I'm interacting
 +Am I sincere, am I humble
 +Do I take the time to reason
 +Lend a hand when someone stumbles
 +I can sing these songs, be happy
 +But the sadness always lingers
 +Find the passion that will feed me
 +Can I grab it with my fingers
 +
 +(Chorus)
 + 
 +(breakdown)
 + 
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== WHERE IS THE DANGER? ====
 +
 +All of the promise but minus the knowledge
 +Why bother now that they teach punk rock in college
 +Co-opted culture, misguided intention
 +Hardcore'​s extinction almost guaranteed
 +So gifted and smart, everyone looks so pretty
 +But where is the danger in hot topic city?
 +Most of them never get past what's on TV
 +This demographic has a new obsession
 +This demographic thinks the singer'​s cute
 +This demographic doesn'​t have a fucking clue
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +You say I'm bitter, I'm just jealous
 +I just resent my lack of success
 +Why should I even care about this?
 +Why don't I give it up, accept this?
 +
 +A shitload of talent, but there is no deep end
 +Forget about passion, there'​s none in the bloodstream
 +Follow a band, what's the point, what's the meaning
 +Why does everybody fucking sound the same
 +They played 15 shows now they'​re signed to a label
 +See them look sexy on magazine covers
 +Make-up applied and they'​re all photo-friendly
 +This record label has the perfect roster
 +This record label has a formula
 +This record label made you an instant millionaire
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== BIG HARDCORE MYSTERY ====
 +
 +The other day we talked so long
 +About our history
 +And all that had gone wrong
 +Big hardcore mystery
 +And images I keep
 +So vivid, buried deep
 +Of days and years gone by
 +There is no reason why
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +A new day, a new time
 +Why don't we let the kids give it a try
 +A new way, a new plan
 +Why should we get
 +What we don't understand
 +
 +Let all accomplishments speak loud
 +Why shouldn'​t we feel proud
 +A lot has happened since
 +Big hardcore influence
 +Some even tried to steal the name
 +But it was not the same
 +If our best days are behind
 +Let's hope some kids will find...
 +
 +(Chorus)
 + 
 +(guitar break)
 +
 +(chorus)
 +
 +==== PANIC ATTACK ====
 +
 +I thought it was over
 +I thought I was dying
 +Told myself I could get past the depression
 +There was no water
 +Yet I was still drowning
 +Head full of cotton
 +No, nothing was working
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +A part of me that never goes away
 +I feel it's presence every single day
 +Someday I'll find a way to break free from anxiety
 +I've had this on my back for years
 +This dread I'm feeling, dread I fear
 +I'll figure out a way to break free from anxiety
 +
 +So dizzy, unfocused
 +I had trouble breathing
 +Afraid all alone and to be around others
 +The pain seemed so real
 +But it's hard to fathom
 +It's not in my body, it's all fucking mental
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +No time for the mind to wander
 +Won't cave into the weight I'm under
 +Small steps but I'm moving forward
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== OUR CORE ====
 +
 +Will someone make it happen
 +Take time and work it out
 +Will people stand together
 +Who's gonna be the next to rise up, spread the message
 +Spread the word?
 +Somebody'​s got an answer
 +Someone will found a way
 +Who'll make the comeback record
 +Who's going to be the one to make it all as great as it once was?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Don't you tell me I'm being nostalgic
 +I'm not looking to go back in time
 +Take it back, take it on, take it over
 +Nothing more, just our core, re-defined
 +
 +Somebody call somebody
 +Get busy, do it now
 +Don't wait another second
 +No stroke of luck or miracle is really gonna help us now
 +Forget about the fashion
 +Forget about the fame
 +Remember why we do this
 +Why waste your efforts on the things that mean
 +The least in this whole world?
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== BREAKING NEWS ====
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +We got the green light
 +Nothing'​s in the way
 +The TVs on and the bombing starts today
 +We got the green light
 +Nothing'​s in the way
 +The TVs on and the bombing starts today
 +
 +Sitting here but it isn't clear
 +Does it make much sense to you?
 +Once again pounded in our heads
 +And there'​s nothing we can do
 +Images of a hundred things
 +Neatly edited and sold
 +Tried to find just one ounce of truth
 +And it's ass out, in the cold
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +Talking heads, tell a story
 +See if we can catch the spin
 +So good at painting pictures
 +When will this shit ever end?
 +A curve is thrown by a source, unknown
 +Journalism at it's worst
 +A race to see who makes history
 +And who will make it first
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== ONE FRIEND TOO MANY ====
 +
 +Another deal is done
 +I hope you get the things that you most wanted
 +A price that we all pay
 +Don't try and act like you are not the reason
 +I'm almost glad it's happened
 +Happy that you're gone, that you crossed over
 +We're better off this way
 +We never were that tight, you've never been my brother
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +You're just one friend that I never had in the first place
 +One friend that I'll just consider a waste
 +One friend too many, to make it healthy
 +One friend too many, too many for me
 +
 +The change was bound to come
 +You gave yourself away with all your signs and symbols
 +To each his own I say
 +It doesn'​t mean I have to like what I see
 +You say "no damage done"
 +You find the right wing really does it for you
 +You're having way more fun
 +Your fucked up attitude is working for you
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +We can both co-exist in the same world
 +Put distance in between us
 +Truce on, what do you say?
 +We're better off this way
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== Y.P.H. ====
 +
 +Please give me a second of your time
 +I'm not going to preach or place the blame on anyone
 +I hope you know how grateful that I am to you
 +So many have stay long, carried on
 +The others have given up the life, hey that's OK
 +Cuz here we are, we're here for good, we're here to stay
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +This is your parent'​s,​ this is your parent'​s
 +This is your parent'​s hardcore! Hardcore!
 +This is your parent'​s,​ this is your parent'​s
 +This is your parent'​s hardcore! Hardcore!
 +
 +Nobody here's perfect, we've got flaws
 +I'm probably a bigger fuck-up than you'll ever be
 +And yet we get through life together, peacefully
 +Don't call it a comeback, cuz it's not
 +Been here for years and chances are, we're staying put
 +You do your best but you cannot re-write the book
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +
 +==== YOUR FRUSTRATION ====
 +
 +Forget what I just said to you - it's meaningless
 +Make like I'm not even here - I'm sure you can
 +Like something that you might have dreamt - a secret kept
 +I'd rather not get you upset
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +I just keep adding to your frustration - oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
 +No wonder why you have your reservations - oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
 +
 +And I have no excuse for my ways - I never have
 +I could blame it on growing up wrong - like everyone
 +I could say that this like isn't fair - ridiculous
 +I could play on the fact that you care
 +
 +(Chorus)
 + 
 +(first verse over)
 + 
 +(Chorus repeat)
 +
 +==== RULES TO FOLLOW ====
 +
 +You better tell somebody
 +Go on, you might as well
 +Document your feelings
 +It might be your last chance
 +You can't tell
 +Scream and shout about it
 +Make sure it's good and loud
 +If you're unsure about it
 +It really doesn'​t matter anyhow
 +
 +(Chorus)
 +Who says there are rules to follow?
 +Will you be around tomorrow?
 +Time out, use your own expression
 +You can't take this life for granted - Go!
 +
 +Get your pens and pencils
 +You better write this down
 +Cuz soon enough it's over
 +And when you're gone this part is around
 +Work hard to rise above it
 +You'll have to figure how
 +A plain and simple message
 +Why be another face amongst the crowd?
 +
 +(Chorus)
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