the winch screams, and creaks, the rope unwinds. it’s hard enough to know the bottom and the rains can come at any time.
so be young and take a load off today
the clock is wound sometimes forgotten. a quarter, half, an hourly chime. for days you’re having all your wishes but success can’t buy
you any time.
the exits locked the windows boarded. some g-man blocking the door. you’ve paid the debts that they’ve acquired but the fuckers always wanting more.
i’ll try to be at home at night before 10 if there’s a way. i’m sorry if my thoughts seem adrift you know i never mean to act like this. and i’ll try not to do it again that’s what i’ll say.
so relax and take care of the things that you have near. fear not all the times that never seem quite clear. when a shadow seems to cover your dreams and you wish for her to be here. relax and take care of the things
that you have near.
i’ve changed my mind again in certain ways. i hear my heart it’s calling again to go astray. i’m sorry if i have to give in, my whole life is.. sin, sin, sin. another chapter begins,
another day, another day
of growing old when i may not believe. at least there’s something covering my base before i leave. and one thing’s for certain we will not survive. rather live my life than die a lie.
scream in the night, breaks the silence. wake to the day, full of violence. too much to bear, nothing makes sense. is it all fate to crumple under weight..
two wrongs make right as you look at the reasons we fight for things. for the land and the legacy, the buried remains, while the armies do battle and the preacher explains, until there’s no one left to burden the blame
one that you cared for maybe just an instant time creates a distance still you wonder why they’re still around.
and it’s hard to imagine now
how you’re ever gonna settle down.
make peace, with all those little angels
and all those little demons
counting in your mind all the different times you’ve had the same discussions ignoring all the warning signs
of destruction, lifestyle interuption
put onto a chain when you only
wanna wander around.
still you wonder
why they’re still around.
who now, who now, who should regret.
and i sit back here and take a look at myself ,always blaming somebody else.
i know well my problems’ at heart.
i know well that it’s mostly my fault.
but i’m feeling damn good i’ve been a sinner today. my friends will all be with me in hell anyway. and the time moves quickly as the days move past,
who knows how long eternity will last.
who now, who now, who should regret.
hello dear father, forgive me for i might have sinned. i had impure thoughts while i touched myself and i questioned him.
carry a debt is such a wonderful blessing.
single it out and find the one for stalking.
not a lot action, just a whole lot of talking.
black in your lungs, you know you feel that your sinking.
not a lot action just a whole lot of thinking.
nothing can be said to make it any better.
storms right on course and man it’s time for the weather.
i’m thinking what i’m drinking about. it’s probably just a lady, one that drives me crazy, for the moment man I have no doubt. minutes, hours are passing, the nights and days are lapsing man this girls has made me a wreck. wanna hold her closer, rub along her shoulders, and kiss her down the nape of her neck.
man i can’t tell you why i like it so well. i’m gonna spend eternity burning in hell. for that new girl smell.
i had a couple nights to see if things were right, right enough to make it a night. things are looking better i’ve seen some clearer weather, for the moment man i have my doubts. minutes, hours are passing the nights and days are lapsing man this girl has made me a mess wanna hold her tightly whisper something lightly run my finger down the base of her dress.
minutes, hours are passing, the nights and days are lapsing, god only knows we’d have fun. feel a little bolder throw legs across my shoulders and please her with the tip of my tongue.
the times i would stay hidden, absorbed in all my conflicts. the life that i was leading was nothing but a conquest. you gotta know i realize, that things ain’t alright. you keep it on the inside, with nothing to say.
but don’t you wait for love
such a waste of time
let me ask a question. well can i be forgiven?
let me hear you answer. so i can start healing.
and don’t you think i realize, that things ain’t alright. you keep it on the inside, i let you see
my dark side.
steal your smile away.
produced and recorded: j.hall
mastered by: Brad Blackwood // Euphonic Masters
Tracks 1-8 at Black Lodge Studios // Eudora, KS
Track 9 live at Liberty Hall // Peter Buxton
Track 10 at Americana Music Academy // Thom Alexander // Todd Johnson
all tracks written by: Todd Johnson
Todd Johnson: gtr/vox
Thomas Barletta: drums
Greg Barry: bass/horns/vox
Kevin Powell: keytar/vox
Josh Basnett: gtr/vox
Hank Rischar: keys/vox/horns
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