BROKEN HEARTS AND 45’S

I’VE BEEN COUNTING THE SCARS
ON THE BACK OF MY HANDS
THE BLOOD AND CALLUSES OF BEST LAID PLANS
BUT I’VE BEEN GETTING IT WRONG
FOR ALL THIS TIME
I’M THE GHOST OF THIS TOWN ON THE BROAD STREET LINE
WHERE THE AVENUE ENDS AT THE ROAD BEHIND
IS THIS ALL YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE?....

DROP THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD PLAYER AND THE STEREO’S KICKING RAMONES
TAKE A BREATH AND I FEEL A BIT BETTER BUT LORD I’M WISHING I WAS STONED
I’VE BEEN SAVED BY THE RADIO WAVES
TURN IT UP UNTIL THE RADIO BREAKS
LET’S DANCE ON MY MISTAKES CAUSE YOU’RE SO PRETTY YOU KNOW

FEELING OLDER THAN MY YEARS ...BUT YOUR SO PRETTY OH YOU’RE SO PRETTY YOU KNOW?
FROM TYING OFF WITH A VEIL OF TEARS...BUT YOUR SO PRETTY OH YOU’RE SO PRETTY YOU KNOW?
IT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR WASTED TIME
AND ALL YOU’LL EVER LEAVE BEHIND
ARE BROKEN HEARTS AND 45’S

DROP THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD PLAYER, GOD I LOVE THOSE TRUSTY CHORDS
TAKE A BREATH AND I FEEL A BIT BETTER BUT LORD I COULD USE A LITTLE MORE
I’VE BEEN SAVED BY THE RADIO WAVES
TURN IT UP AND DROWNED OUT THE SHAKES
LAST DANCE ON MY MISTAKES AND YOU’RE SO PRETTY YA KNOW

FEELING OLDER THAN MY YEARS ...BUT YOUR SO PRETTY OH YOU’RE SO PRETTY YOU KNOW?
FROM TYING OFF WITH A VEIL OF TEARS...BUT YOUR SO PRETTY OH YOU’RE SO PRETTY YOU KNOW?
IT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR WASTED TIME
AND ALL YOU’LL EVER LEAVE BEHIND
ARE BROKEN HEARTS AND 45’S

PRESS REWIND AND PLAY IT BACK
ONE MORE TIME BEFORE I COLLAPSE
THEN PLAY IT AGAIN


END OF THE SUMMER

WE BUILT IT UP UNTIL THE END OF THE SUMMER
AND STARED AT THE SKY UNTIL THE SUN WENT DOWN
WE’LL SET THEM OFF ONE AFTER ANOTHER
THERE’S MORE THAN ENOUGH TO LIGHT UP THIS TOWN

WE’LL FOLLOW THE SMOKE OFF TO THE HORIZON
DOWN 59TH AND THROUGH THE WEST END
SO SAY YOUR  GOODBYE’S
AND DON’T LOOK BEHIND
THE SUMMER’S OVER AGAIN
 

CLOSE CALLS

THERE IS THIS VOICE INSIDE MY HEAD THAT ECHOS EVERY WORD YOU SAID
EVERYTIME I LOOK IN THE MIRROR
YOU HELD YOUR BREATH AND HELD MY HAND, I GUESS I’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND
HOW YOU COULD ALWAYS SEE THINGS CLEARER
DID YOU EVER THINK THE WORLD, WOULD END BEFORE IT’S TIME
BUT IT JUST KEPT ROLLING ON AND ON AND ON
AND EVERYTHING WAS WRONG

I’VE WAITED ALL MY LIFE FOR THIS MOMENT, I’VE WAITED ALL MY LIFE FOR YOU
NOW MY BROKEN HANDS ARE HOLDING ONTO A LIFE WORTH LIVING THROUGH
IT’S MY CLOSE CALLS

WHEN EVERY THING THAT I’D INGEST TO FILL THE HOLE INSIDE MY CHEST
WAS ONLY MEANT TO END IT FASTER
WITHOUT A REASON AND WITHOUT RHYME
I’D KILL IT OFF TO KILL SOME TIME
AND WHO GIVES A FUCK OF WHAT CAME AFTER

IN THIS COMPLICATED WORLD, THERE’S COMPLICATED TIMES
AND THEY JUST KEEP ROLLING ON AND ON AND ON
BUT NOT EVERYTHING IS WRONG

I’VE WAITED ALL THIS TIME FOR THIS MOMENT
I’VE WAITED ALL THIS TIME FOR YOU
NOW MY BROKEN HANDS ARE HOLDING
ONTO A LIFE WORTH LIVING THROUGH
AND I CAN’T BELIEVE WE’RE STILL STANDING
CAUSE GOD KNOWS WHAT WE’VE TRIED
AFTER ALL THE SHIT WE’VE BEEN HANDED
AIN’T IT GOOD TO BE ALIVE?
IT’S MY CLOSE CALLS


GIVE IT ;)

SO YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT?
HOW BOUT NOW? HOW BOUT NOW!?
YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT?
HOW BOUT NOW? HOW BOUT NOW!?

I’VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG JUST TO STAND HERE BY YOUR SIDE
I’M WAITING FOR YOU TO DO THE SAME..

SO IF YOU WANT TO GIVE IT UP,
GIVE IT UP
JUST GIVE IT
JUST GIVE IT AWAY

YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW THIS WILL ALL END?
TRY AGAIN. TRY AGAIN
THINK YOU CAN MAKE IT WITHOUT MAKING AMENDS?
TRY AGAIN. TRY AGAIN

I’VE BEEN TRYING TO HARD JUST TO HARD JUST TO TURN AND WALK AWAY
I’M GUESSING YOU’LL NEVER DO THE SAME

SO IF YOU WANT TO GIVE IT UP,
GIVE IT UP
JUST GIVE IT
JUST GIVE IT AWAY
 

TIL’ ALL THE PIECES FIT

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
CAUSE YOU AND I WERE MADE TO BRAVE THE WEATHER
BLINDING SHEETS OF RAIN AND WALLS OF WINDS ARE GOING TO RAGE
BUT THE SUN WILL FIND A WAY TO CUT THROUGH

CAUSE THIS IS OUR TIME, NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY
AND I HOPE THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT I’M ALL IN
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS
SO I’LL PLEDGE ALL MY PROMISES
TO STAND HERE BY YOU TIL’ ALL THE PIECES FIT
AND WE’RE SINGING..

WE’LL STAND ON OUR OWN
CAUSE YOU AIN’T GOING THIS ALONE
I’M NOT GONNA LET YOU COME UP LIKE I DID
LIKE A WRECKING BALL KID I’M RIGHT HERE

CAUSE THIS IS OUR LIFE, IT’S EVERYTHING WE WANTED
AND I HOPE THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT I’M ALL IN
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS SO I’LL PLEDGE ALL MY PROMISES
TO STAND HERE BY YOU TIL’ ALL THE PIECES FIT.
AND WE’RE SINGING..

YOU’VE GOT AN OCEAN SIZED, CHANGE OF TIDES
LOCKED BEHIND YOUR GAZE
BUT WHEN THE STAR LIGHT, HITS YOUR EYES IT JUST FADES
AND LEAVES ME SINGING..


WHEN WE WERE KINGS

THE FOG WAS COLD AS HELL, WALKING THROUGH THE CITY
BUT IT FELT LIKE HOME AS WELL WITH THE BOULEVARD BENEATH ME
AND I HEARD YOUR FAVORITE SONG AS WE PASSED THE MARQUEE LIGHT
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT'S BEEN SO LONG, HOW DID SO MUCH TIME PASS BY?

IT’D BE SO GOOD TO SEE YOUR FACE
BUT LIFE GOT IN THE WAY
AND THOUGH WE SEEM A BIT ESTRANGED
I CAN STILL REMEMBER

WHEN WE WERE KINGS, AND WE RULED THE WORLD
WE COULDN’T GET MUCH HIGHER
SO WE SET THE SKY ON FIRE

SMOKING CIGARETTES ON MARKET AND TALKING ABOUT THE OLD HOMETOWN
WE WERE LUCKY KIDS TO GET OUT WHEN WE DID BEFOR IT ALL CAME DOWN
THEN WE STOPPED FIGHTING THE WORLD AND STARTED FIGHTING EACH OTHER
YOU WENT YOUR WAY AND I SPLIT THE OTHER
NOW YEARS GONE BY AND GOD DAMN I MISS MY BROTHER
BUT THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME

IT’D BE SO GOOD TO SEE YOUR FACE
BUT LIFE GOT IN THE WAY
AND THOUGH WE SEEM A BIT ESTRANGED
I CAN STILL REMEMBER

WHEN WE WERE KINGS, AND WE RULED THE WORLD
WE COULDN’T GET MUCH HIGHER
SO WE SET THE SKY ON FIRE
WHEN WE WERE KINGS, AND WE RULED THE WORLD
WE COULDN’T BURN MUCH BRIGHTER
SO WE SET THE SKY ON FIRE

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING I KNOW
BUT IT WOULD BE SO GOOD IF YOU CAME HOME
WE CAN’T BLAME THIS SHIT ON BEING STUPID KIDS ANYMORE
I THINK IT’S TIME, THAT WE LAY THIS ALL BEHIND
AND REMEMBER OUR OLD PACTS
CAUSE YOU KNOW I’VE STILL GOT YOUR BACK
JUST LIKE...WHEN WE WERE KINGS


REWIRED

MY BODY’S BROKEN, MY MIND’S THE SAME
I NEED A BRAND NEW LIFE I NEED A BRAND NEW BRAIN
IF I’D STOP SHAKING IN MY OWN SKIN
I JUST MIGHT MAKE SOME SENSE OF ALL THIS SHIT
I NEED TO BE REWIRED

REWIRE ME

CRACK MY HEAD OPEN AND MAKE IT CLEAN
GET RID OF EVERYTHING THAT I DON’T WANT IN ME
PUT ME BACK TOGETHER WITH A SMILE AND STEADY HAND
THESE PARTS WON’T LAST FOREVER
THESE PARTS DON’T MEAN A DAMN

REWIRE

THIS IS THE SONG OF A NEW DAY RISING
THIS IS THE SOUND OF FALLING APART
THESE ARE THE TIMES, TIMES WORTH THE FIGHTING
THIS IS MY LAST SHO


TURNING ASHES

YOU’VE GOT AN ATLAS OF BAD ROADS
WRITTEN IN THE LINES OF YOUR FACE
EVERY SINGLE ONE FOLLOWED,
EVERY SINGLE ONE LED NO PLACE

LIGHT IT UP. I DON’T MIND THE SMOKE
SO BLOW ME AWAY
AND BRING ON THE NIGHT
CAUSE I’M FEELING TO GOOD JUST TO COME BACK DOWN
FROM MY HIGH, SO I WON’T
NOT EVEN GRAVITY COULD PULL ME BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND
WATCHING SILHOUETTES TURNING INTO ASHES
COME TO FIND I’M THE ONE HOLDING THE MATCHES
YOU’D BETTER FIND ANOTHER WAY
WHAT DID YOU SAY WHEN WE WERE SHAKING?
IT HAD US LAUGHING OUT OF OUR HEADS
THERE WAS THIS POINT YOU WERE MAKING..
DID YOU LIGHT IT UP?
AND OUT LIVE THE JOKE?
BLOW ME AWAY

AND BRING ON THE NIGHT
CAUSE I’M FEELING TO GOOD JUST TO COME BACK DOWN
FROM MY HIGH, SO I WON’T
NOT EVEN GRAVITY COULD PULL ME BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND
WATCHING SILHOUETTES TURNING INTO ASHES
COME TO FIND I’M THE ONE HOLDING THE MATCHES
YOU’D BETTER FIND ANOTHER WAY
CLEAR MY THROAT.. SO I DON’T CHOKE
I’M TURNING BLUE, I’M TURNING BLUE AGAIN
IT’S FROM THE LACK OF OXYGEN
TAKE OUR TIME, TURN OUT RIGHT
I’M TURNING BLUE, I’M TURNING BLUE AGAIN
SO BRING ON THE NIGHT
CAUSE I’M FEELING TO GOOD JUST TO COME BACK DOWN
FROM MY HIGH, SO I WON’T
NOT EVEN GRAVITY COULD PULL ME BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND
WATCHING SILHOUETTES TURNING INTO ASHES
COME TO FIND I’M THE ONE HOLDING THE MATCHES
YOU’D BETTER FIND ANOTHER WAY
ON THE NIGHT


CARRY ON

AS I WALK ALONG THE STREETS WE’RE FROM
TURN AROUND AND SEE HOW FAR WE’VE COME
THE SKY IN THE DISTANCE JUST SHINES WITH PERSISTENCE AND PAIN
WE WERE ONLY MEANT TO BURN OUT BRIGHT
NOTHING MORE THAN A FLASH OF LIGHT
NOW WE CARRY THE CANDLES FOR THOSE THAT WE’VE LOST ON THE WAY

THIS IS THE LIFE WE’RE GIVEN, THE STORY’S YOUR OWN
BUT IF IT'S WHAT YOU WANT, YOU GET WHAT YOU PUT IN

WHEN THE WORLD COMES DOWN AND CRASHES AROUND YOU
THE GROUND GIVES AWAY FROM YOUR FEET
THE DUST AND THE WRECKAGE FROM WALLS THAT ONCE HOUSED YOU WERE SO THICK THAT YOU COULDN’T BREATH
TAKE WHAT YOU CAN FROM THIS MOMENT
DON’T LET IT BRING YOU TO YOUR KNEES
PICK YOURSELF UP. DUST YOURSELF OFF. CARRY ON

TOOK OUR CHANCES AND MADE IT THROUGH
TO THE PATH THAT LED ME BACK TO YOU
AND THE HOPE THAT WE LOST WHEN A PROMISE GOT CROSSED IN THE LINES
RAISE A GLASS AND MAKE A TOAST, TO THE ONES THAT WE MISS THE MOST
THIS TOWN IS OUR HOME BUT THIS TOWN DOESN’T BREED THE BEST KIND

THIS IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN, THE STORY’S YOUR OWN
BUT IF IT’S WHAT YOU WANT..YOU GET WHAT YOU PUT IN

WHEN THE WORLD COMES DOWN AND CRASHES AROUND YOU
THE GROUND GIVES AWAY FROM YOUR FEET
THE DUST AND THE WRECKAGE FROM WALLS THAT ONCE HOUSED YOU WERE SO THICK THAT YOU COULDN’T BREATH
TAKE WHAT YOU CAN FROM THIS MOMENT
DON’T LET IT BRING YOU TO YOUR KNEES
PICK YOURSELF UP. DUST YOURSELF OFF. CARRY ON


DAYS ON END

DO YOU REMEMBER THOSE DESPERATE NIGHTS?
WHEN ALL WE HAD WAS YOUR HAND IN MINE?
DISTANT DAYS AND RESTLESS NIGHTS
SOMEHOW WE GOT IT RIGHT

I FOUND A PICTURE OF THE PLACE ON MILL STREET
JON TOOK IT JUST BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY
YOU LOOKED SO YOUNG AND THIN
BEFORE THE PILLS KICKED IN

IT’S ALRIGHT, SAID IT’S OK
THE WHOLE WORLD CAN GO INSANE
YEARS GO BY, YOU AND I REMAIN THE SAME

WE STAYED AWAKE FOR DAYS ON END
PLAYING SONGS TIL OUR FINGERS BLED
AND I’VE GOT A SCAR FROM THE BRIDGE OF MY NOSE
FROM THE HEAD OF YOUR GUITAR AT THE NEW YORK SHOW

IT’S ALRIGHT, SAID IT’S OK
THE WHOLE WORLD CAN GO INSANE
YEARS GO BY, YOU AND I REMAIN THE SAME

NOW AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE AND THE DOORS LET OUT
AND WE MANAGED TO STUMBLE OUR WAY HOME
ARE YOU HAPPY WHERE YOU FOUND YOURSELF WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT?

IT’S ALRIGHT, SAID IT’S OK
THE WHOLE WORLD CAN GO INSANE
YEARS GO BY, YOU AND I REMAIN THE SAME