Lyrics

Long Lost Sounds

Baby you got to believe me
Please don’t believe them
Take my word
I wont deceive you
no I don’t want to lose you
try to get a hold of myself and let it roll

In our youth we stood shoulder to shoulder
and growing up we all wish we was older
now that we’re here I sure wish I was bolder
big world don’t knock me over

You cant get up and you cant sit down
Did you put it into third under a weekday frown
did your so called friends leave you to drown
did you go back to the womb to that one horse town
did you break all ties make a fist
put it in a letter you’re all lunatics
yeah when life and love straight up got you down
jam the radio to those long lost sounds

In our youth we stood shoulder to shoulder
and growing up we all wish we was older
now that we’re here I sure wish I was bolder
big world don’t knock me over

The past is gone and it fit in a van
when your out in the wild you need a hunter not a man
all the things you stock go out of style
books and plastic trinkets both get put on the pile
yeah when life and love straight up got you down
jam the radio to those long lost sounds


Don’t Need to Know

Waiting for my time
though i question its need to arise
competing with a satellite
and a million billion hopeful shiny lights

no I don’t need to know which way you went
no I don’t need to know how you got spent
no I don’t need to know

waiting for my time
though I question its need to arise
I question the need for the comeback the throwback the can’t have the cold stats the hard facts

no I don’t need to know which way you went
no I don’t need to know how you got spent
no I don’t need to know

we all get taken by the tides
we got jobs they’re not glamorous they’re stable and that’s fine
someone said I think my life is passing me by
he said I’m waiting for my time to come
its coming
there’s no stopping that now

some friends build a rocket and ride it to the moon
some friends put on wings of wax and burn out far too soon
some friends take so much from you till you can’t take no more
and even if they’re knocking you cant hear them anymore

No I don’t need to know
how you got taken by the tides
no I don’t need to know how you got spent
no I don’t need to know which way you went
no you don’t have to call
no you don’t have to write


The Dark Place

baby I can see the time is moving on
baby I can see the odds are getting long
baby I can see the river’s flowing on
maybe we’ll have to be strong

or we’ll go back to that dark place again

Baby I’ve always tried to be a reasonable man
but lately I’ve been put upon from all sides
its not enough to be right
you gotta learn how to fight
violence the only language they understand

we’ll just go back to that dark place again
unless we’re strong

And you don’t need to live alone in this life
we don’t leave any stone uncovered
although we all end up alone in this life
and no one’s soul can be recovered

Baby its my job to keep you safe from harm
lock the door put on the alarm
but the underworld walks the same damn streets that move your precious feet
each week day to work and from

We’ll just go back to the dark place again
unless we’re strong


Something You Already Know

People walking on the sidewalk leave you nowhere to go
they’re always brushing by so closely coming at you through the snow
your thoughts lean on you in the morning and in the evening too
you got something you’d like to tell them
but then they’d already know

Your body is a language you spell out with every step
just like the loves are won and lost based on the words of every breath
your decline’s due in increments they’re not done with you yet
I cant explain this feeling cus its something you just get

something you already know

dark moments born of dark times
there aint no country left you know
as our fathers generation slowly goes down below
got this feeling cant explain it
I got this feeling i cant write it
I got this feeling I cant sing about it

You know I circle the perimeter
lined with broken down cars
I take my walks by the highway
I always pass the graveyard
I’m filling out the requisition cus i can’t make it on my own
yeah my head gets full of nothing
no matter where i roam

Your body is a language you spell out with every step
just like the loves are won and lost based on the words of every breath
your decline’s due in increments they’re not done with you yet
I cant explain this feeling cus its something you just get

something you already know


Get Ready for a Hurricane

We’re with you on empty
we see the lack of hope
but we aint never been nowhere
we cant pretend that we don’t care
we aint resigned to our lives yet
like everyone else
and maybe we’re running
but can you tell us from what

get ready for a hurricane
no one gets out quite the same
listen to the muzak playing on your radio
grip the wheel watch how you steer
tell me do you even feel
find out what your really made of
that’s hardly ever the reason for going down on the dream
and you can say its the baby or say you got cold feet
he aint resigned to his life yet he wont be second rate
A man don’t run from the problem when he sees wolves at the gate

get ready for a hurricane
no one gets out quite the same
listen to the muzak playing on your radio
grip the wheel watch how you steer
tell me do you even feel
find out what your really made of

down at the end of a well worn road
they tried to get away but then they just stayed home
he said i can make you happy here
she said i hope so
they brought in another couple and changed the color of the shutters

get ready for a hurricane
no one gets out quite the same
no one gets out quite the same
watch how you steer grip the wheel
find out if you even feel
find out what your made of
find out what your really made of