Smoke Ring Days

 
 

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Ibiza Sunrise (With You I'm Free)

Oh baby, here comes the morning
Look out, a new day is dawning
Shake it awake, stop your yawning
Now is near

Pale moon retreats like a ghost dove
We should be making the most of
A place so set up to host love
Get in gear

Chorus:

Your love is warm as the sunrise
Bright as the lovelight in your eyes
Sweet as the sound of hello
Sweeping me up in the flow
Right here's where I wanna be
There's nothing better to me
With you I'm free

Warm sunshine painting the daybreak
In time with each breath that we take
Move to the groove, it's no mistake
We are here

So close our chakras are touching
Go slow, there's no need for rushing
Whoah, no, this love is a lush thing
Deep and dear

After a season of storming
You came along without warning
Changed up my life, now sun's pouring
Sweet and clear

Our lives have been laced together
Two bodies bound up forever
Two souls with love as the tether
Holding near

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PEACE IN MY SOUL

SOMEDAYS YOU DOUBT WHETHER HE CARES
AND IF YOU NEED WOULD SHE BE THERE
WONDERING AS YOU KEEP ON
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE TO BE GONE
SO DESPERATE TO FIND DIRECTION
ONE THAT YOU PRAY LEADS THE WAY HOME

IF YOU CRY ‘CAUSE LIFE HURTS
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND JUST TRY THESE WORDS

CHORUS:
WELL, THERE ARE FEW THINGS IN LIFE I REALLY NEED
TO MAKE ME FEEL FREE AND WHOLE
JUST BRING SOME HOPE TO MY HEART, JOY TO THE WORLD
AND GIVE ME PEACE, PEACE IN MY SOUL

WHAT IS OUR PLACE ON THIS PLANET
JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IT
IS AN UNDERTAKING
WE SPEND OUR WHOLE LIFETIME MAKING
LOOKING FOR THAT ONE CONNECTION
WHO LETS US KNOW WE CAN GO HOME

AND WE CRY ‘CAUSE WE’RE HEARD
LIFT OUR EYES AND REPRISE THESE WORDS

AND AS THE DAY TURNS TO EVENING
WE FEEL THE FEAR IN US LEAVING
DEEP WITHIN THE DARK NIGHT
WE KNOW THAT ALL WILL BE ALL RIGHT
PERFECT IN OUR IMPERFECTION
JUST LOOK AROUND, WE HAVE FOUND HOME

WHEN WE CRY IN RELIEF
DON’T ASK WHY, JUST BE REAL, BELIEVE

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HERE BY MY SIDE

BABY, I KNEW IT IN AN INSTANT
WHEN I SAW YOU MY HEART BEAT ‘HOME’
IT WOULD TAKE LONGER THAN A LIFETIME
TO TELL YOU ALL YOUR LOVE HAS SHOWN

IF SOMEHOW WE COULD LIVE FOREVER
THEN SPEND ETERNITY AS ONE
THERE’D STILL BE NO WAY TO REPAY YOU
FOR ALL YOUR LOVING ME HAS DONE

CHORUS:
YOU ARE HEAVEN TO ME
AN ANGEL SENT AS MY GUIDE
I AM THE BEST I CAN BE
WHEN YOU’RE HERE BY MY SIDE

BABY, MY LIFE BEFORE I MET YOU
WAS LIKE A FRAME WITHOUT A HOOK
FOR I HAD NOTHING TO HANG ON TO
AND DIDN’T KNOW WHICH WAY TO LOOK

YEAH, HAPPINESS WAS BUT A MYSTERY
JUST LIKE A PUZZLE WITH NO CLUE
SO MANY QUESTIONS, BUT NO ANSWERS
UNTIL I FOUND THEM ALL IN YOU

IF SOMEHOW WE COULD LIVE FOREVER
THEN SPEND ETERNITY AS ONE
THERE’D STILL BE NO WAY TO REPAY YOU
FOR ALL YOUR LOVING ME HAS DONE

YOU ARE HEAVEN TO ME
AN ANGEL SENT AS MY GUIDE
I AM THE BEST I CAN BE
WHEN YOU’RE HERE BY MY SIDE

LIFE IS THE BEST IT CAN BE
WHEN YOU’RE HERE BY MY SIDE

BABY, I KNEW IT IN AN INSTANT

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Where Do I Go On Monday

Please come on now, step in, sit down
I've got some real bad news
It seems that those who own this town
No longer have the use
For folks who work an honest day
The likes of you and me
And so I've called you in to say
They've closed the factory

They've sent our jobs some other place
Half way across this Earth
Where someone with a different face
And far-off land of birth
So much in need of U.S. trade
To feed their family
Works for one tenth of what they paid
In our old factory

Chorus:
And what do I tell my man
And how will we make ends meet
And what'll I do now on
So that my kids can eat
And after the sweat and tears
I put in for twenty years
I need to (wanna) know
Where do I go on Monday

So please shut down the big machines
Yeah, dull their mighty roar
Don't worry if they aren't cleaned
Won't matter anymore
Take jackets, pictures, everything
That made this hell a home
The old fat lady's 'bout to sing
It's time that we were gone

Just one last thing before you leave
I really want to say
You all have been like family
Each night and every day
Tonight you will be in my prayers
Be strong and go with grace
And may God keep you in his care
Through what we now must face

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Light (Candle in the Dark)

We can wait here on a miracle
We can waste another day
Holding out the hope that a change will come
That will take our pain away

We can raise our eyes to the heavens high
Praying for a better fate
But the only thing that I’m certain of
Is we’ll grow old while we wait


Chorus:
Waiting
We’ve been waiting
We’ve been here for all these years
Despite the hating

Waiting
No more waiting
Now the fear of all those years
Is finally fading

We have/For we’ve tread in place, ‘fraid of making waves
Trying to keep our heads above
In the sea of lies of those who despise
Who we are or how we love

But/And the time has come now to sink or swim
‘Fore we wash upon the beach
Through the ebbing tide lies a better way
That at last is in our reach

You can cry for years
Shed a sea of tears
Drowning out your sacred spark
Or light a single candle in the dark

Lost

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Lost

One final glance
No second chance
Some things cannot be mended
For this romance
Just like a last dance
Has spun to a stop and ended

Chorus:
Now/And we’re lost, baby, we’re lost
‘Cause the last of the lines has been crossed
Like a one-sided coin we took and tossed
Without a care
Into thin air
There’s nothing here

In the rear view
What we once knew
Something that grew has faded
Leaving us lost
And grieving the cost
Hollow and hurt and jaded

Both you and I
Cried ourselves dry
Hopeless and brokenhearted
Bridgeless, we burned
And loveless, we spurned
Empty as when we started

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Things Are Gonna Get Better

I never knew your eyes were blue
Until I caught you crying
Standing by the house that had been home
And in a moment I knew
It hit me just like the blue
That all the hope you’d held onto was gone

Chorus:
Things are tough now
Someday they’re gonna get better
I can’t say when, but somehow
Some way they’ll be better

Bridge:
Have a little faith in faith alone
Let it be your strength when all else is gone

I never knew that loving you
Would make me feel so lonely
As though I wasn’t really here at all
I cannot change who you are
Yet still I’ve clung on this far
Waiting for the other shoe to fall

I never knew that losing you
Would leave my life in pieces
Lying sharp and shining on the floor
And though they warned not to touch
I never wanted so much
To feel the pain until I felt no more

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Tell Me What You Want to Do

I know that you're not happy
With where your life's at now
But we can change it if we stick together
We can make forever now

For in time it might truly work out
No matter how hard it seems
And if you hold on tight I will help you
Have everything you ever dreamed

Chorus:

C'mon baby, tell me whatcha goin' through
Oh my baby, baby tell me whatcha wanna do
You've been running around town
I've been searching up and down
Everybody says you're blue
Oh my baby, tell me whatcha wanna do

You say that you're tired of trying
A house just ain't a home
It's too late to repair the damage
And I'd be better off alone

But you know that I won't desert you
I'm willing to stay and fight
Oh, I swear that I'll never hurt you
And in time it will all come right

For in time it might truly work out
No matter how hard it seems
And if you hold on tight I will help you
Have everything you ever dreamed

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Sleeping With Open Eyes

Now the cold war is over and we've laid down our arms
Prayed for peace to surround us, but we haven't disarmed
Just what sort of solution can be raised from the dust
That we kicked from beneath us in our years of distrust

Chorus:
I know there's no way to go back into the past
For what was left there we could never find
I want to put my faith in something that will last
And Lancelot still lives within my mind

Is it nation for nation, is it you against me
If I ease my position will I soon cease to be
If we change the conditions, will we still strategize
How to keep the advantage, sleeping with open eyes

Yes, the cold war has melted, can we live in the sun
If we bask in its warmth, will our work come undone
Will the lessons we learned here all be quickly forgot
As we try to return to what was Camelot

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The Path to Higher Ground

Oh, won’t you take this weight I feel
Before I break, before I fall
My burden has become unreal
And nothing else seems real at all

Chorus:
Lord, lead me to the path
I’ve got to find that path
Lord, help me on Your path
The path to higher ground

The toll it’s taken bows my back
The price I’ve paid has messed my mind
When did I step upon that crack
How has it all come so unkind

If you reach out your hand to me
And help to lift what holds me down
Perhaps ahead a path I’ll see
That leads unto a higher ground

Fly

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FLY

RIGHT NOW I AM SO DOWN
I’M LEVEL WITH THE GROUND
THERE’S SO MUCH I HAVE LOST, MY FRIEND
I FEAR IT CAN’T BE FOUND

IF ONLY I COULD RISE
AND SEE LIFE THROUGH NEW EYES
PERHAPS I’D FIND MY VOICE AGAIN
AS SIMPLE AS A SIGH

CHORUS:
COMING FROM ON HIGH
TELLING ME TO FLY
THERE’S NO NEED TO QUESTION
NO REASON TO ASK WHY
TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH NOW
DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY
JUST FLY

I TRIED SO HARD SO LONG
BUT WHAT SEEMED RIGHT WENT WRONG
ONE DAY I COULD NO LONGER FIND
THE PATH I’D STARTED ON

TOOK ONE GOOD LOOK AROUND
AND KNEELING ON THE GROUND
I PRAYED FOR THERE TO BE A SIGN
A SINGLE SPARK OF SOUND

I WONDER WHERE HOPE WENT
LIKE ALL ELSE, IT’S BEEN SPENT
BUT NOW, THE CHANCE TO MAKE A CHOICE
MY ROAD TO REINVENT

AND AS I MAKE MY WAY
TOWARD THAT BRIGHTER DAY
I’LL LISTEN FOR THAT QUIET VOICE
A STILLNESS IN THE FRAY

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Better C’mon

Baby, when I see you comin’ I don’t know what to do
Don’t know if I should be runnin’ or run on back to you
You say want me there beside you throughout the thick and thin
How come ‘never we’re together feels like our love’s a sin

Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, baby c’mon, yeah c’mon
Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, yeah c’mon, oh my baby
Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, oh my baby
Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, oh my baby

Baby, though I’ve heard around that your heart belongs to me
Don’t know if I should believe it or let that rumor be
They say, hey c’mon now baby, let rich guy care for you
How come always feelin’ maybe, how can our love be true

Baby, well you may have cash, but my stash is not for sale
Don’t know what you’re tryin’ to prove, but your moves are gettin’ stale
I say, better lay it out and just shout out where you stand
How come I don’t know for sure as to whether you’re my man

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BLUE HAZE AROUND THE CRESCENT MOON

CAFE L'AMOUR, IT'S LATE AT NIGHT
MY LOVE AND I HAVE HAD A FIGHT
MR. RIGHT NOW IS LOOKING RIGHT

THE WINE IS FLYING TO MY HEAD
I SHOULD BE LYING IN MY BED
I CAN'T RECALL A THING HE'S SAID

CHORUS:

I'M IN A BOOZY, WOOZY SWOON
THE SOUND OF SWEET SAX FILLS THE ROOM
BLUE HAZE AROUND THE CRESCENT MOON

THE ATMOSPHERE IS FILLED WITH HAZE
YOU KNOW MY MIND IS IN A DAZE
WANDERING IN THE WILDEST WAYS

THE CRESCENT MOON IS ON THE RISE
CANDESCENT BLUE IN BLACKEST SKIES
ILLUMINATES THOSE LOVELY LIES

THE AUTUMN AIR IMPARTS A CHILL
INTOXIACATING AS SOME PILL
INVITING ME TO DO ITS WILL

I GRAB A CAB AND HEAD ON HOME
ALL THE TIME HEARING THAT SAME SONG
WHERE LOVE'S BEEN WAITING ALL ALONG

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I Don't Listen (When People Talk)

Please lead me on
Can't you tell that I want you
Even though some say it's wrong

But then, hey, who the hell are they
To tell me what to think and feel
Just 'cause they are so afraid

Chorus:

I don't listen when people talk
Wasted words unkind
I'll tell the others to take a walk
If you'll be mine

Please lead me on
I've been staring at you
'Bout the whole night long

And so, hey, baby, what you say
Forget the rules, they don't mean a thing
I'll play any game you say

Bridge:

All my life I've listened to
The things my own heart said
When you looked in my direction, knew
That I should go ahead

And so please lead me on
Never knew my desire for you'd
Ever be so deep and strong

And so, hey, now c'mon let's play
If you want me, too, doesn't matter who
Sees us turn and walk away

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The Longing

Four weeks and we barely have spoken
One month now since we’ve been apart
My love, was I merely a token
How could you play with my heart

Chorus:

Was it so wrong
To feel the longing
We don’t belong
But I will go on

I gave you it all on a platter
So sure I was safe in your arms
You act as if it didn’t matter
Why would you wish me such harm

One day we will pass as if strangers
This pain will have faded away
I’ve learned that with love there is danger
That is the price we must pay

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PRISONER

I AM A PRISONER
LIVING INSIDE MY SHELL
LOST DEEP WITHIN THIS HELL
NOWHERE TO GO

I AM A PRISONER
HIDDEN INSIDE THE MESS
HOARDING MY LONELINESS
IT’S ALL I KNOW

CHORUS:
SOMEDAY SOON I’M GONNA BREAK FREE
RUN OFF WHERE NOBODY CAN SEE
TAKE THIS BURDEN, LAY IT ON DOWN
SAY SO LONG, NOT MAKING A SOUND
SUDDENLY SO LIGHT I CAN FLY
GOODBYE

I AM A PRISONER
STRAIGHT UP OR OVER ICE
A LIVING SACRIFICE
TO WHAT I CRAVE

I AM A PRISONER
BLINK TWICE AND TURN AROUND
BEND DOWN AND TOUCH THE GROUND
I AM ITS SLAVE

I AM A PRISONER
RICHER THAN ANY KING
REFUSE TO SHARE A THING
OF WHAT I EARN

I AM A PRISONER
DO IT WITH ANYONE
IT’S NEVER ANY FUN
YET STILL I YEARN

I AM A PRISONER
LIGHT UP AND LET IT IN
A HUMAN SPECIMEN
OF WASTED YEARS

I AM A PRISONER
NO ONE CAN SEE THE KNIFE
AS SLOWLY, SLICE BY SLICE
I DISAPPEAR

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MYSTERY TO ME

WELL, I'M SITTING ON LIFE'S FENCE
AND I'M JUST TRYING TO MAKE SOME SENSE
OF THESE STAR-CROSSED THOUGHTS CAVORTING 'CROSS MY MIND

AND I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN
FREEZE THE FLOW OR FEEL THE BURN
I KEEP HOPING FOR SOME SWEET CELESTIAL SIGN
AND I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE LONGEST TIME

CHORUS:

IT'S A MYSTERY TO ME
A PUZZLE WITH NO ANSWER KEY
I CAN ONLY WAIT AND SEE JUST WHAT IS YET TO BE

WELL, WE'RE WALKING A FINE LINE
STILL NOT SURE OF WHAT WE'LL FIND
ARE WE TAKING STEPS THAT END IN MAKING PLANS

IF I SHOULD STRAY FROM SOLID GROUND
WILL YOU STAY, STILL STICK AROUND
CAN I COUNT ON YOU TO SAY YOU'LL UNDERSTAND
AND WILL YOU BE THE ONE TO TAKE MY HAND

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Under Your Spell

Was it by fate you came to me
Some ancient act of destiny
That filled me up and set me free

You reached for me with shaking hand
With just one touch you can command
This feeling I can't understand

Chorus:

Time after time, baby
I lose my mind
My love is blind
I can't see since I fell Under your spell

From far away your face I see
So many things that just can't be
Can't tell what's real from fantasy

On sanity's steep ledge I poise
Alone at night I hear your voice
You call to me and leave no choice

The web you weave so dark and fine
Leaves me so willingly entwined
Come mark me with love's carnal sign

Love's sweet seduction is now whole
Without a word you take control
Possess my mind, enslave my soul

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Rabbit Hole

Deep down inside I could not hide the clock that counted down from lonely
I heard the ring and everything was suddenly about you only
Right from the first time that I gazed into your eyes
Something within me woke and made me realize
All that I’ve come to feel now fills my very soul
You are the one, my stars and sun
And here within your arms I lose control
And fall down the rabbit hole

Winter to spring, and everything was growing big and getting taller
I took a pill and drank my fill and in an instant all seemed smaller
I stirred my coffee while the others sipped on tea
And peered above my cup to find your eyes on me
And by the time I looked away my drink was cold
But, strangest brew, a fever grew
The sparks that flew, like steps on hottest coal
Led me down the rabbit hole

So we go round and round
Beneath the ground    
Around the rabbit hole

Yeah, we go round and round
We’re lost, then found
And bound to lose control

Warm wasted days spent in a haze, for me your passion is a potion
Drunk on your love, below’s above no longer seems so daft a notion
For since you’re here with me my world’s turned upside down
You are an ocean in which I would, willing, drown
Submerged forever in this bliss my only goal
And as the shore becomes no more
My final breath I’ll gladly give as toll
To go down the rabbit hole

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(Who's Gonna Save) America

And I recall all the times he lied
To convince us to take his side
Since the very first victims died
It's been lies

And the act wasn't only war
It was what we were dying for
We were evening up a score
In disguise

Chorus:
Who's gonna save America
Who's gonna save America
Who's gonna save America
Is it you, is it me, what will be

Now the damage has long been done
We must think of the days to come
When the rabid are on the run
We will rise

And I think of the ways they've failed
How the guilty have cut and bailed
When the criminals have been nailed
Freedom flies

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Hell to Pay

I heard it all from a friend
The words that you wouldn't say
Babe, from beginning to end
I knew it all, but in a thrall I stayed

Like being frozen in time
Or having feet made of clay
I turned away from your crime and I looked around
But I stood my ground today

Chorus:

And how're you gonna face us now
How you gonna make things right
What d'you visualize behind those eyes
When you're lying in bed at night

How're you gonna work it out
Will it ever be okay
Tell me, was the price of your sweet vice
Worth it all now there's hell to pay
Hell to pay

We worked so hard
Each and every day
But when we let down our guard
You blew it all, you threw it all away

And now you're acting the clown
As if this all were a play
Before the curtain comes down you'll trip and fall
There'll be no call today

You tell me that you will change
Won't ever hurt me again
But now your touch feels so strange
Though I don't know why, oh, how can we try, and when

Will all the fear disappear
And darkness ease from my mind
I know that one thing is clear, that for love to live
Oh, I must forgive and find