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Album Name: Ever Changing Times (2008)

Ever Changing Times

As the sun breaks down through the auburn haze to an empty town
All the rusted cars, the disarray, not a soul around

Itís the end result of a poison past, and it wonít be long
Till thereís no one left to eat or breathe
Thatís the road weíre on

So, line up and follow the fools
Or stand up and shout out the truth

These are ever changing times
Full of every danger sign
And the only hope for us to survive

Is to wipe away the lies
Every tear from every eye
Every woman, man, and child realize,
These ever changing times

All the sounds of war ringing in the air all around the world
And the endless game leaving no one spared when the flagís unfurled
And the ground thatís gained is the ground thatís lost, making both sides lose
And the price thatís paid is the highest cost, Ďcause itís me and you

So, line up and follow the fools
Or stand up and shout out the truth

Donít you know
These are ever changing times
Full of every danger sign
And the only hope for us to survive
Is to wipe away the lies
Every tear from every eye
Every woman, man and child recognize
These ever changing times

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So, line up and follow the fools
Or stand up and shout out the truth

Donít you know
These are ever changing times
Full of every danger sign
And the only hope for us to survive
Is to wipe away the lies
Every tear from every eye
Every woman, man, and child realize
These are ever changing times
Full of every danger sign
And the only hope for us to survive
Is to wipe away the lies
Every tear from every eye
Every woman, man, and child recognize
These ever changing times



The Letting Go

All the questions that you never thought to ask
Always thinking he was there to watch your back
Years that youíve wasted...gone

Always in the name of loyalty and faith
All the memories you wish you had not made
Tears, as you taste them, each one a piece of your soul
So cold, as the truth starts to unfold

One voice calling, one tear falling
They echo in emptiness
One bridge burning, last page turning
Don't waste time on regrets

One worldís ending, broken, bending
Itís time to walk out that door
And to savor the taste of good-bye
It's time for the letting go

Up till now the road was straight, and smooth, and clear
All at once the path's completely disappeared
Clouds bring the darkness down

Here's a candle and a match to help you on
Till the storm is done, and then you're on your own
A shoulder to lean on, just till you're back on your feet,
Till you're free....till that old smile starts to show

One voice calling, one tear falling
They echo in emptiness
One bridge burning, last page turning
Don't waste time on regrets

One heart breaking, rude awakening
Some things you just canít control
One worldís ending, broken, bending
Itís time to walk out that door
And to savor the taste of good-bye
It's time for the letting go
It's time for the letting go



New World

I woke up on a sidewalk in a dream
Where no one heard a single word I screamed
It was somewhere in the future
This is not the perfect world that I thought it would be

I wandered by the white house
All the weeds and broken bottles scattered everywhere
All the greed and bad intentions, our refusal to prevent them,
I just stood and stared

Empty highways, flooded towns
Is it way too late to turn it all around

Take your soul and throw it away
You wonít need it in the new world
Where thereís no one left to save

We gotta take our stand, itís judgment day
If we ignore the final warning
Itís a new world
We gotta pay for our history

I woke up feeling shitty, drank a half a pot of coffee just to clear my head
As i read the morning paper, Iím not feeling any safer,
After what i just read
Empty highways, flooded towns,
Is it way too late to turn it all around

Take your soul and throw it away
You wonít need it in the new world
Thereís nothing left to save

We gotta take our stand, itís judgment day
If we ignore the final warning
Itís a new world
We gotta pay for our history

Follow me now to higher ground
If we wait any longer then this world will tumble down
Those who were lost soon will be found
Itís our destiny

Take your soul and throw it away
You wonít need it in the new world
Where thereís no one left to save

We gotta take our stand, itís judgment day
If we ignore the final warning
If we ignore the final warning

Take your soul and throw it away
You wonít need it in the new world
Thereís nothing left to save

We gotta take our stand, itís judgment day
If we ignore the final warning
Itís a new world
We gotta pay for our history



Tell Me What You Want From Me

Come and see the smoke and mirror show
See how we turn the truth around
After which we slide across the floor
Lead you away from solid ground
The angel falls and tempts the youth
But thatís not the way Ö

But I know whatís right
What I hold in my soul helps me sleep through the night
Itís hard not to stay
When the voices persuade you to turn and complain
Everything fades away

Tell me what you want from me

Watch the people come, and watch them leave
They sell your heart and watch it grieve
Always feeding from a helping hand
And slip away Ďcause thatís the plan

But you know what is right
What I hold in my soul helps me sleep through the night
Itís hard not to stay
When the voices persuade you to turn and complain
Everything fades away

Tell me what you want from me

All the tearsÖ (answer) all of the tears
Tears you cry
All the yearsÖ all of the years
Years gone by

Tell me what you want from me



I Am

You broke the sacred seal
Then you rolled away the stone
To a cave that leads way down to my soul

Your touch was cold as steel
Reaching through my flesh and bone
To a heart you thought somehow you controlled

Now your masqueradeís unraveling
As my trap door closes without a sound

Reach through the shadows
Right through the empty air
Only the pure of heart can see if Iím really there

Iím an illusionÖimmune to your helpless scam
I wait for one true spark
Ďcause thatís who I am



Jammin' With Jesus

Iím jamminí with Jesus
You know me by name
Iíll give you the answers
Just give me your pain

Iím jamminí with Jesus
I just need your trust
Just lay down your silver
Right down in the dust

So follow me now
Itís out of the tomb
Just roll back the stone
And play for the tune

Come and bring Mohammad to the mountain
Everybodyís gonna drink in the fountain
Sing hail hosanna, jump into the ocean
All you need is a little devotion

Iím jamminí with Jesus
Iím all that is good
Iíll clean out you mind
I wonít make no promise
I give you his word

Believe in me now
And you will be saved
Letís walk on the water
Letís catch the next wave

Come and bring Mohammad to the mountain
Everybodyís gonna drink in the fountain
Sing hail hosanna, jump into the ocean
All you need is a little devotion

Come and bring Mohammad to the mountain
Everybodyís gonna drink in the fountain
Sing hail hosanna, jump into the ocean
All you need is a little devotion



Stab In the Back

Vodka, on the rocks
One more for my best friend
Long time, how you been
What lie should I tell him

'cause the scar inside is still there

Six piece little band
A hand shake was the contract
Ink pen in his hand
Getting ready for the last act
As i drink the last poisonous drop

The innocence of youth I had
Slithered out and left me with the
Tab in the end it's like a stab...a stab in the back

All that's left to do is just to stagger out
All the shoulda coulda beens don't matter now
And the cold ventura wind from the breath of his last spin
In the end itís just a stab in the back

Phone call on his cell
Went straight to his voice mail
At first glance, who could tell
He got his Rolex at wholesale

As I speak of behalf of the fools

The only page that's left to turn
I should tear it out and watch it burn
And someday laugh at the stab...stab in my back



Never Ending Nights

Try to replace lifeís broken windows
Girl, itís so hard to do

Try to retrace the lines Ďround your shadows
Trying to get back to you

Try to unwind the hands of time
Trying to find where it all went wrong
Why did it all have to change

Never ending nights
As I slowly slip into my darkness
Iím missing you

Still pretending Iím the one
Who is willing to wait here forever
Trapped inside this dream of mine

Try to erase all the memíries of you
But my heart just wonít lie
Running away is my only solution
But thereís nowhere to hide, baby

What will I do for the rest of my life
You were the one...who would light my way
Why did it all have to change



Icebound

One more blue Kamikaze then I'll be out the door
Waitress shouts like a Nazi, I should've tipped her more

Freezing cold down on Houston..the freaks are everywhere
Bob and weave all around them, I gave them quite a scare

Two out of three, odds that I'll be icebound
Frozen in place, try'n to escape
Staring in space until I find the answers that I'm searching for

Icebound

Wake up six in the morning I'm staring at the sky
Cop says this is a warning, go out and get a life

Walked in cold, unexpected, that was a year ago
Watched your show undetected, it's time to hit the road

Two out of three, odds that I'll be icebound
Frozen in place, try'n to escape
Staring in space until I find the answers that I'm searching for

Icebound

Two out of three, odds that I'll be icebound
Two out of three, odds that I'll be icebound
Frozen in place, try'n to escape
Staring in space until I find the answers that I'm searching for


How Many Zeros

They try to walk on water
Thatís a waste of time
From the ivory tower
They canít take my vibe

Rich man sees a heaven
He tries to keep from me
No one knows forever
No one rides for free

Itís a big loud life
Itís a heavy price
But the greed is your disease
At the gates of hell
Go and ask yourself
What it meansÖ

How many zerosÖ do you need?

Ate up with the sickness
Drowning in the luxury
Taking in the glory
Ďtil your hour of need

Burning with the hunger
That canít be satisfied
Aching from addiction
Ďtil the day you dieÖ Ďtil you die

Itís a big loud life
Itís a heavy price
Greed has got you on your knees
At the gates of hell
Go and ask yourself
What it meansÖ

How many zerosÖ do you need?