The Summer is Over

The summer is over
It leaves me vacant
A little bit older
A little less patient
I over do it
Just to see if I can
To burn out in a fever
A Sun kissed man

I didn’t mean to let it go
I didn’t mean to let it go
But I did

I did my best
You gave me a taste
I chase and I chase
I did my best
For one little taste
I chase and I chase

The summer has ended
The feeling’s forsaken
A full speed revolver
A little bit wasted
I over do it
Just to say that I did
To burn up in a fever
I envision

I didn’t mean to let it go
I didn’t mean to let it go
But I did

I did my best
You gave me a taste
I chase and I chase
I did my best
For one little taste
I chase and I chase

Crocodile Gin

You crawled up like a crocodile, and you playfully nibbled my ear
Caressed me with your scaly skin, and told me that there’s nothing to fear
You showed off that toothy grin, and you started reeling me in
My mamma taught me better than this, but I must if you do insist
Here we go

Then the lights did go out and I thought, “Oh what for a tryst”
I saw stars and planets merge, through the Pinwheel I did then drift
I was feeling lighter and lighter swaying along with the beat
When I finally started coming down, my heart sank beneath my feet

I came to, I was feeling strange, I couldn’t dance the was I once knew
I noticed something with my legs was amiss. There were no bones, no flesh and no shoes
You told me baby baby just relax, oh sit back, have another sip
I thought I could trust you, as I watched you licking your lips

Then the lights did go out and I thought, “Oh what for a tryst”
I saw stars and planets merge, through the Pinwheel I did then drift
I was feeling lighter and lighter tapping along with the beat
When I finally started coming down, all those wonders were just out of reach

The last stint left an awful itch, I had no hand with which I could scratch
Stuck in your freakish carnival I wouldn’t dream of turning back, oh no no

My mamma taught me better than this…

Then the lights did go out and I thought, “Oh what for a tryst”
I saw stars and planets merge, through the Pinwheel I did then drift
I was feeling lighter and lighter singing that strange melody
When I finally came down, darkness was all I could see

Cherry Picker

I’m not going to stand here, and beg you for your love

You promise to be honest
You treat it like a reset
Pile on the chaos
Well you got carried away
I started thinking
I finally started thinking
That all the while I’m chasing
It seems I’ve lost my way

I’m not going to stand here, and beg you for your love

You cherry pick your reasons
Now I know better
You want to keep it easy
For your one sided parade
I won’t be your side note
When you’re sorry
I’ve been working through the highs and lows
Of finally finding my way

Lay low, I kind of levitate
Trouble, I tend to gravitate
Subtle, but I want to shout it out
Civil, this love will dissipate
Double, we can anticipate
Struggle, but you’re no where to be found

I’m not going to stand here, and beg you for your love
No, I’m not going to stand here, and beg you for your love
You cherry pick your reasons
Now I know better
I’m going to make it easy
I’m finally finding my way
I won’t be your side note
When you’re sorry
I’ve been working through the highs and lows
Of finally finding my way

Pushed into the Sun

I saw my heroes. Their rise and their fall
Chained to the platform while heeding the call
Their heavenly plight was our fates intertwined
Their very existence was a life on the line
I thought they were different, ’til they fell one by one
These victims intrepid, we pushed in the sun
We pushed in the sun

And I wanted to be like them
I wanted to be the same

I watched my heroes being placed in the ground
There wasn’t a shake up, was barely a sound
Though the fanfare did resound each time they’d step in
To save us from the shit that we wallow in
We’re victims of habit plagued til the end
Wake to the alarm, time and again
Time and again

I wanted to be like them
I wanted to be the same
I might fly off and leave the pain
I just want to be like them

Need Somebody

Panic one moment into the next
Working towards some self respect
Holding out for salvation
Or just a little little bit of motivation
It’s all in my mind
When I think the pain doesn’t lie

It doesn’t lie.

Well I think I might just need somebody
Sooner or later

It’s not about the lack of conversation
Or the heartache that’s been exaggerated
These days haven’t been so bright
I keep my head up and try, I try to focus on the light

Well I think I might just need somebody
Sooner or later

End of days, Love is strange
It once made me feel new
I can’t explain, carried away
After a drink or two
In a minute I’ll find God
But first I’d like to meet you
I’ve been searching all night long
I hope you’re searching too

I said, “Hey, I hope you’re searching too.”

Old America

It was in Old America
When I was seventeen
I built a boat with my father
He told me tales of the restless sea
His words were fire set to adventure
Their direction was wild and free
My heart had sails and my bones were dreams
Tied to land but tempted by the breeze

Now time moves all
It gives no favors
The distant shores make my blood swell
Abandon home for foreign harbors
and dive head first in the wishing well

My boat is drifting in open waters
My father’s words are revolving
The wind gets caught up in my sails
As the horizon is beckoning

I saw the dream in my father’s eyes
I set a course in a race with time
I sail on to keep those words alive
I saw the dream in my father’s eyes

It was in Old America

Wasteland

It’s such a beautiful day, up here in the Wasteland
It’s a beautiful day, up here in the Wasteland

Go and pray for a rainy day
You would trade every penny you saved
For one drop of hope for your shot in the dark

Crawl back to your habitat
You lay it down, you wear the fool’s crown
You know the odds, but you’re laughing it off

It’s such a beautiful day, up here in the Wasteland
It’s a beautiful day, up here in the Wasteland

Carry on, on your paper trail
Pick it up where the bread crumbs failed
Your favorite dream is where you find your final meal

So eat up before you’re eaten up
Don’t make a sound, watch for the hell hounds
It won’t be long, you can hear those bastards growl

It’s such a beautiful day, up here in the Wasteland

Moonlight

Moonlight
Over my shoulder
Pushing me closer
To where you sway
Words fall
They slip and they stumble
They trip and they tumble
Sent in your way

Your smile lingers, and I keep stealing
Glances to see if it’s true
The sun comes calling, and I keep falling
In love with you

Moonlight
Pushing us forward
The night’s growing older
Time slips away
Words stall
So soft and so subtle
Keep holding each other
Through the break of day

Your smile lingers, and I keep stealing
Glances to see if it’s true
The sun comes calling, and I keep falling
In love with you

The background fades
The notes cascade
Playfully devoted to the moment
The patterns change
A light illuminates
Shining bright on all I’ve ever wanted

All I’ve ever wanted
You’re all I’ve ever wanted