burning bridges

 
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Up In Smoke

(Matt Long)


Ohhh I see the flames are getting higher

Ohhh I think we’re losing all control

No I just can’t stand the pain

Don’t take me through it again

No you will not take my soul

Everything will turn to dust

So much for that foolish trust


Well I try to fight the flames, change what you became

All the promises you broke

But I just can’t fight the fire, now the flames are reaching higher

We are going Up In Smoke


Don’t you try to take me to the bottom

Don’t you try to take my life away

Like a stubborn true believer

I’m a fighter, a redeemer

I’m gonna live to die another day

Spare me your destructive mind

I will break the ties that bind


Well I try to fight the flames, change what you became

All the promises you broke

But I just can’t fight the fire, now the flames are reaching higher

We are going Up In Smoke


I’m done with this

Don’t change my mind

Makes no difference what you say

Let the bridges that I burn light the way


Well I try to fight the flames, change what you became

All the promises you broke

But I just can’t fight the fire, now the flames are reaching higher

We are going Up In Smoke


Well I try to fight the flames, change what you became

All the promises you broke

But I just can’t fight the fire, now the flames are reaching higher

We are going Up In Smoke

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break me down

(Matt Long)

Right there in front of me

The fire's in her eyesI don't know what it is that made the fire inside ignite

On a Sunday morning

She kicked me out of the bed

I wish that somebody would come and tell me what I did

Little did I know the reason

Had nothing to do with me

She was trying to break me down

Piece by little piece


She was trying to break me down

She was trying to pass the blame

She was trying to find a reason

To cheat at her own game

She was trying to break me down

But she was unfaithful to me

Right before I told her it's over

She tried to pin this mess on me


One fateful day

She tried to turn me out

But I ain't going nowhere until I know what it's all about

I tried to see the reason

I tried to see why

I think that she was too scared to tell me ‘bout the pain inside


Little did I know the reason

Had nothing to do with me

She was trying to break me down

Piece by little piece


She was trying to break me down

She was trying to pass the blame

She was trying to find a reason

To cheat at her own game

She was trying to break me down

But she was unfaithful to me

Right before I told her it's over......I said


I wanna know what you've done to me

I’ll do everything I can

She broke down and told me that she’s been

Messing with another man


She was trying to break me down

She was trying to pass the blame

She was trying to find a reason

To cheat at her own game

She was trying to break me down

But she was unfaithful to me

Right before I told her it's over

She tried to pin this mess on me


Break Me Down

Break Me Down

Break Me Down

Oh no you’re gonna Break Me Down

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ghosts

(Paul Long)

Everybody has a haunted house

A place too dark to go

Everybody has a question they won’t ask

For an answer they don’t want to know


Some people have a fear of the past

Some only fear what’s to come

Everybody has a box they won’t open

In case the memory within is gone


Like a child who’s afraid of the dark

Like a man who’s afraid of the new

I’m beaten by the storms

Life-ridden and torn

I see ghosts everywhere 

And I’m looking for you


Everybody has a haunted house

A fear too dark to feel

Everybody has a place that they won’t go

With a ghost that’s all too real


Like a child who’s afraid of the dark

Like a man who’s afraid of the new

I’m beaten by the storms

Life-ridden and torn

I see ghosts everywhere


And I can feel it in my dreams

You’re in the shadow before the dawn

But I can’t touch you, there’s no answer in the dark

An apparition is all you are, and I don’t know what it means


Everybody has a haunted house

A place too dark to go

Everybody has a question they won’t ask

For an answer they already know


Like a child who’s afraid of the dark

Like a man who’s afraid of the new

I’m beaten by the storms

Life-ridden and torn

I see ghosts everywhere 

And I’m looking for you

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The Root of All Evil

(Matt Long)

Now I ain't one for preachin'
But I gotta get this off my mind
Half of us are crying out
Whilst the others turn the blind eye
Keeping our heads bowed to the ground
Underneath the blackened sky

Working hard just to pay the bills
Living just to work our lives away
Making just enough to scrape by
Right until our dying day
Dreams chained down to the floor
Letting nightmares lead the way

The Root Of All Evil
Haunts us every day
There can be no end at all
They will find a way
To cage you come what may

The sick and dying form a long line
Begging to the doctors 'Help me Please!'
(They say)
'This drug is gonna make you better
Whilst you're paying through the knees'
All because the so called leaders
Are the ones doing the dirty deeds

The Root Of All Evil
Haunts us every day
There can be no end at all
They will find another way
To cage you come what may

World leaders argue with each other
Throwing bombs on people's happy homes
Gambling with a million lives
Just to say that 'I ain't got no soul!'
Sending out those innocent lives
Most of whom will never ever ever come home

The Root Of All Evil
Haunts us every day
There can be no end at all
They will find another way

To cage you come what may

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soulbreaker

(Matt Long, Paul Long)

Well I apologise so profusely

For what I’m about to say

But you ain’t got much longer

Until retribution comes your way

You ain’t got a hope in heaven

You ain’t got a hope in hell

You ain’t got a way of knowing

What I know so well, and I cry


Soulbreaker

Heartbreaker

Money maker

Don’t you come ‘round my way


Fallen down by the wayside

Damn sure you’re gonna break

Don’t you bribe the Lord to save your soul

If you should die before you wake

Put your hands where I can see them

Don’t you know we stopped believin’

Only take what you owed

Better reap what you sow

Lying face down and barely breathin’


Soulbreaker

Heartbreaker

Money maker

Don’t you come ‘round my way


Champagne fever dreams, nothing is what it seems

Caught in the spotlight, hoping that you get it right

Puppet on a string, singing what you’re told to sing

Sign on the dotted line, giving them control

Nothing you can do now you let them break your soul


March to the ongoing symphony

March until your feet get sore

And when you feel like breaking down

Won’t you march on forever more


Soulbreaker

Heartbreaker

Money maker

Don’t you come ‘round my way

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too far to fall

(Paul Long, Matt Long)

Too many lazy Sundays, too many hazy Mondays
Gettin’ up with nowhere to go
Feelin’ that I should be doin’ somethin’ lately
But you’re still gone and I have nothing to show
For all the good times, the bad times
The times when it was too hard to stay
People tell me the only way is up
Until you find your way

Can you hear me calling out your name, 
I got nothing but I’m standing tall
Climbing up out of the darkest night, 
Somebody help me, ‘cause it’s too far to fall

I’m tired of all the fighting, tired of always hiding
Seems like I’ve been laying low
Tell me that I should be feeling better maybe  
But it’s too late and I have nothing to show
For all the good times, the bad times
The times when it was too hard to stay
People tell me the only way is up
Until you find your way
                        
Can you hear me calling out your name, 
I got nothing but I’m standing tall
Climbing up out of the darkest night, 
Somebody help me, ‘cause it’s too far to fall

I’m climbing up the mountain, looking for the sunshine
I know these are the seeds that I sow
Trying to find the daylight, trying to make it feel right 
But you’re still gone and I have nothing to show
For all the good times, the bad times
The times when it was too hard to stay
People tell me the only way is up
Until you find your way

Can you hear me calling out your name, 
I got nothing but I’m standing tall
Climbing up out of the darkest night, 
Somebody help me, ‘cause it’s too far to fall

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archangel

I can't keep you here
You can't stand the pain
Even though I need you
And the tears fall like rain

Although this goodbye
Tears me up inside
I know you will be
Forever at my side

Just slip away
As I remain
To remember you as you were

So lay down to rest
Let yourself go
Be that eternal friend of mine
I’ll sing you a song
One final time
Be that archangel here by my side

The rest of my life
Seems so unclear
But it’s so selfish of me
To try and keep you here

Soon all the pain
Will go away
And you will know peace once again

So lay down to rest
Let yourself go
Be that eternal friend of mine
I’ll sing you a song
One final time
Be that archangel here by my side

So lay down to rest
Let yourself go
Be that eternal friend of mine
I’ll sing you a song
One final time
Be that archangel here by my side
Be that archangel here by my side
You’re the archangel here by my side

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the big picture

I’m working real hard, doing overtime

Gotta make the money, gotta toe the line 

I see my daughter just once in a while

I'm doing it for her, but all she wanted was a smile 


Gotta make time to look at the big picture

Up ahead I've got a mountain to climb

Take a step back, gotta look at the big picture 

And get right back on track while I got the time 


Breaking my back, working every day

Nobody cares ‘bout a word I say

Tired of being low, getting kicked around

Gotta dust myself down and pick myself up off the ground


Gotta make time to look at the big picture

Up ahead I've got a mountain to climb

Take a step back, gotta look at the big picture 

And get right back on track while I got the time 


Running too fast, gotta take it slow

Don’t worry too much, gotta let it go

Just stay strong with the one you love 

Everything’s gonna be OK

And I’ll be back on my feet some day


Gotta make time to look at the big picture

Up ahead I've got a mountain to climb

Take a step back, gotta look at the big picture 

And get right back on track while I got the time

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under the gun

Tonight I lay my cards down on the table
Got one more chance to stay alive
I try to move my hand but I am unable
To draw the card that saves my life

I can’t afford to make a single little slip up
I gotta get it right this time
Or else I’m gonna wind up meeting my maker
I put my life out on the line

They keep on raising me higher

They got me on the run
I’m playing under the gun
I’m playing under the gun

I’m drawing dead because I got no other way now
Begging for something I can use
All of a sudden I was knocking on a full house
How could I possibly lose?

Hands full of kings and queens

They got me on the run
I’m playing under the gun

Now I understand
I’m never getting outta here
I’m playing a dead man's hand

Well now I see my road is coming to an end yeah
Oh there was never any doubt
Oh this showdown down isn’t what I was expecting
That bullets gonna clean me out

They got me on the run
I’m playing under the gun
They got me on the run
I’m playing under the gun

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one more chance

Looking out the window I just stand and watch the rain

Looking out the window and I thought I saw your face

And I remember how I caused you so much pain

Do you remember all the good times that we had along the way

All I need is one more chance to try again

 

Staring at the ceiling waiting for the phone to ring

Staring at the ceiling and I thought I heard your voice

And I realise the way it could have been

And I can promise I’ll do better than I did just yesterday

All I ask is one more chance to try again

 

You know I need to see you tonight

I lie awake until the morning

You know I need you near me tonight

Give me one more chance to try again

 

Looking out the window I just stand and watch the rain

Looking out the window and I thought I saw your face

And I remember how I caused you so much pain

Do you remember all the good times that we had along the way

All I need is one more chance to try again

All I need is one more chance to try again

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exile

Please give me something to hide
Anything at all
My world is so cold tonight
My world is so small
A fortress of my own mind
Impenetrable
No one can get inside
But I can't leave at all

The taste of bittersweet decline
I'm fading out by design
Falling from the broken dream
Nothing is ever what it seems
To wake in the dark

Give me your burdens to bear
I have my own
For every piece I've found
Every seed sown
To all the inner desires
To never be known
Never to see the light of day
To never be shown

I've never been the one to rise
Or see the truth through the lies
Giving all I have to give
Just doesn't scratch the itch
I wake in the dark

So long
To the light
After all is said and done
Time will pass me by
And I'm running out of fabricated smiles
In my own exile

The silhouettes of my life
Fading to black
Trying so hard to make them stay
But they won’t come back

Time will take it all away
And I can’t have my say
Begging with an open hand
For one more second chance
But I wake in the dark

So long
To the light
After all is said and done
Time will pass me by
And I'm running out of fabricated smiles

So long
To the light
After all is said and done
Time will pass me by
And I'm running out of fabricated smiles
In my own exile
My own exile