broken man

 
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Hit the ground running

(Matthew Long)


Well

Don't need no reason

Don't need no plan

Don't need no assistance baby

No helping hand

I just need some time

Time to move along

Don't need to be right now baby

I just can't be wrong


Ain't no way to make me stay

So best get out my way

Gotta hit the ground running

Ain't got no money

Ain't got no pay

Ain't got nobody baby

To get me through the day

But that's alright now darlin'

I can make it alone

Don't need nobody baby

I'm a rolling stone


Ain't no way to make me stay

So best get out my way

Gotta hit the ground running

Hit the ground running

I'm out of sight

I'm out of mind

Gonna leave this place now baby

So very far behind

Don't you go trying

Trying to make me stay

There ain't no stopping baby

So best get out my way


Ain't no way to make me stay

So best get out my way

Gotta hit the ground running

Hit the ground running

Gotta hit the ground running

Hit the ground running

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LEADING ME ON

(Matthew Long)


One day to the next you'd be so sweet to me

Then you turn around and burn me to the third degree 

I see a side of you that I thought I'd never see 

Carry on this way, you know I'll be gone 

You been leading me on 

Leading me on 


You been using me up like a dog with a bone 

You're there when you need me, you're gone when you don't 

You take what you need then you leave me all alone 

If you keep this up, I'll be gone by dawn 

You been leading me on 

Leading me on 

Why do you need to treat me this way? 

Don't play with my heart. You're tearing me apart. 

I just can't stay yeah 

You turn on a dime, you're playing with my mind 

You're treating me wrong whilst being too damn kind 

Sometimes you see me, sometimes you are blind 

I ain't taking no more, you've had all your fun 

You been leading me on 

Leading me on 

You been leading me on 

Leading me on yeah 

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Some Time Alone

(Paul Long)


Sometimes you seem so very far away

Sometimes it seems you’re in a world of your own

I can’t be sure of you; you say that nothing’s changed

You only need some time alone


It’s in the little things that only I could see

It’s in the way that you twist things around

You say don’t worry, you say that nothing’s changed

You only need some time alone


Where do you go to in the middle of the night

Who do you call, to make you feel alright

Why can’t you tell me why you feel so alone

Why don’t you show me what it takes to bring you home

  

If you could tell me how I can help you through

If you could show me how to change things around

But you don’t answer; you say that nothing’s changed

You only need some time alone

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ALL I ASK OF YOU

(Matthew Long)


I've been through that place that you might call love

As the years went by, sure as hell had enough

Well I'd run to you baby, but I need your arms to fall into

It's not much pretty baby, and that's all I ask of you.

You should know by now that these wounds run deep

So deep now baby, oh it makes me oh it makes me weep

Well I'd run to you baby, but I need your arms to fall into

It's not much pretty darlin', and that's all I ask of you.

Do you know how I feel?

Do you even care?

When I called out for you

You were never there.

I'm so lost without you darlin'

So lost and alone

But you're doing just fine

When you're on your own.

Well I've just about had enough, can't get back the time

Every time you shut me out

I just can't help but cry.

Well I'd run to you baby, but I need your arms to fall into

It's not much pretty darlin', and that's all I ask of you

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NEVER GO BACK

(Paul Long)


Don't tell me now about your lonely nights ‘cause I know - I've been there before

Don't call me up just to tell me lies ‘cause I know - I heard it before

Don't ask me baby, just leave me alone

I could never go back


No use pretending 'bout those other guys ‘cause I know - baby you let it show

No point in lying 'bout working late ‘cause I know - now I'm letting go

Don't ask me baby, just leave me alone

I could never go back

Don’t tell me stories ‘bout the things that you did - well I know, I know 

Don’t tell me now that you are coming back, 'cause baby I know that I’m letting go 

And I’ll never go back 


I'm leaving town to make a brand new life ‘cause I know – that I gotta go

Don't try to stop me, this is my last chance and I know – should've done it before

Don't ask me baby, just leave me alone

I could never go back

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BETTER DAYS

(Matthew Long)


Tell me people, why you looking down?

I know what's going on, but it won't come back around

Tell me people, it may look like the end

But don't let it drag you down, let's just try it again.                                    

I won't stand and tell you now that everything's alright

even though the time's looking bad

You shouldn't be so worried, you shouldn't be so sad because


People, I know we're bound for better days

I said people, better days will come our way

Tell me darling, why you look so blue?

Won't you dry those tears honey?

You got your whole life ahead of you

Sometimes you gotta look past the things that tear you down

Just get up and dance and really sing out loud

And soon you'll be happy, soon you'll be proud because

People I know we're bound for better days

I said people, better days will come our way

I don't know what's around the bend

But I sure know that it's not the end

Soon we'll be happy, soon we will smile

You just have to wait baby, it's gonna take a while.

Tell me people, don't look so down

You know, what's going on, it wont come back around.

Tell me people, you know it's not the end

But don't let it drag you down, let's just try it again because

I said, people I know we're bound for better days

I said, people better days will come our way

I said, people I know we're bound for better days

I said,people better days will come our way

Better days will come our way

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PART AS STRANGERS

(Paul Long)


Looking into another cup of coffee,and I’m trying not to catch your eye

Need to think of something clever to say, but the words just pass me by

I know that things could be better, so won’t you try to put it together

People part as strangers every day


I know I should’ve seen it coming,should’ve known we’d come to this night

If you’re looking for a reason to stay, maybe I can make it right

You said I should know better, and nothing in life can last forever

People part as strangers every day


Maybe the time has come to say goodbye

Maybe there is no other way

But please don’t tell me we could still be just good friends

People part as strangers every day


Well I couldn’t deny that I’ve been lonely, couldn’t say I didn’t cry

I know it won’t be easy for me, but I’m strong enough to try

One day I’ll remember that look on your face as you left forever

People part as strangers every day

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BROKEN MAN

(Matthew Long)


Ain't no sinner, sacred soul
Fall of a man has taken its toll
Keep on knocking down every door
As each one falls down there's always one more


Time is a killer, takes too long

Strike the weak and wither the strong

Hands of bone that seek the fire

They fall apart with a man's desire

I’m going back to the land of the water

I’m gonna find me the broken man

Tread my way through the streams and the rivers

Bring that broken man home

Eye of the storm, yet they cannot see

The ground falling out from underneath

The finest shoes are laced with dirt

Tells you how much that man is worth

I’m going back to the land of the water

I’m gonna find me the broken man

Tread my way through the streams and the rivers

Bring that broken man home

See the bones beneath the skin

There’s no smile just a lack tooth grin

The wind that blows through the long white trees

Is enough to bring a broken man to his knees

Tears falling down, turn into rain

Falling down


I’m going back to the land of the water

I’m gonna find me the broken man

Tread my way through the streams and the rivers

Bring that broken man home

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BIG SHOT

(Paul Long, Matthew Long, Mash Sonnet)


Big shot, small world

Big mouth, small change 

With your ear to the ground and your back to the wall

Do you feel the cold wind at all?

Nothing seems to hurt you; you say you're doing well

You got a silver spoon life and I'm sliding to hell

Can you help me; I can't find my way at all

Do you see me, at the bottom of it all?


Big shot, small world

Big mouth, small change

With your ear to the ground and your back to the wall

Do you feel the cold wind at all?

We used to be together, we used to have it all

Now I'm dancing with heartache, you're having a ball

Can you hear me; will you listen to my call?

Do you know me? catch me when I fall


Big Shot

   

Big shot, small world

Big mouth, small change 

With your ear to the ground and your back to the wall

Do you feel the cold wind at all?

You say you have the answer; you seem to know it all

I got nothing but hope but I can stand tall

Are you happy; can you sleep at all?

Hey big shot, you do nothing at all


Are you happy, can you sleep at all?

Hey big shot, you do nothing at all


Big Shot

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When BB SIngs the Blues

(Paul Long)


When BB sings the blues

There’s nothing wrong in the world

When BB sings the blues

Lucille playing with your heart

Sing me one more time

That Sweet Little Angel


When BB sings the blues

Makes me feel good inside

When BB sings the blues

Everything will be alright

Sing me one more time

That Sweet Little Angel


From Mississippi to Las Vegas – you came a long way

From segregation to adoration - it's been a long way

From plantation to the king of the blues

It’s the music of your soul that sings to me now


When BB sings the blues

Touching your heart and mine

When BB sings the blues

And plays guitar so fine

Sing me one more time

That Sweet Little Angel


Sing me one more time

That Sweet Little Angel