Luck

I’ve been a thief, policed

Right from wrong

Stole my own soul 

And I sold it for fun

I’ve been dealing in grief

Since I was young

But I played a couple of hands

Now they’re tied to the floor

 

‘Cause I make my own luck

I made an enemy 

For every buck I saved

Working 

Like a slave 

To buy back my soul for another day

 

And I’m on my way to the better days

Bought my ticket on a midnight train

Find my rhythm shake it into change

Won’t let it slip away

 

Got some sore legs

From running aground 

Put them on ice

As I drink my round

Bells ring, round 2

And I tie my shoe

3,4 I want more

And I don’t need you 

Move on through 

 

Cause I make my own luck

I can’t see from the scene

And I’m spitting dust

I can roll with the tide

When it’s time to go

But I got me a dream

And I won’t let go 

And I’m on my way to the better days

Bought my ticket on a midnight train

Find my rhythm shake it into change

Won’t let it slip away

 

[BRIDGE]

 

I got a one track mind 

And the gold that’s mine

Made some grave mistakes 

And caved in at times

But I dig myself out

With a bucket and spade

Rather that than

The same old drill each day

 

And I make my own luck

I can’t see from the scene

And I’m spitting dust

I can roll with the tide

When it’s time to go

But I got me a dream

And I won’t let go

 

HORIZON

Put my shades on

Write a new song

It's been a long time

Tryna get it right

 

Couldn't feel much

Not a single rush

Have another shot

Thing I'll double up tonight

It's too early for the lights out

I'm not ready for a blackout

Again

 

It's a long way

To the backstage

It's a long time

Since I felt right

I can't say how

But I'm ok now

'Cause I know that

There's a light on the horizon

And I know if I keep trying

I can see the sun shining

Again.

It's a long way

To the backstage

It's a long time

Since I felt right

I can't say how

But I'm ok now

'Cause I know that

There's a light on the horizon

And I know if I keep trying

I can see the sun shining

Again.

KICKS

I wanna see the lights

But I cover my eyes

Wanna show you truth

But I gotta some thing to hide

Wanna drive you to the bar on beach avenue

But chances I'll start a fight

In the park when we were kids

Riding slides and swings for kicks

All the ups and downs

They're just part of it

Turn the car around

And let's just park for a bit

Callus hands

Dirty knees

Where I wanted to be

Making home in the trees

Never wanted to leave

Feeling free in the breeze

It's an easy feeling

But it's cold when your hand's

Not there to lead me

In the park when we were kids

Riding slides and swings for kicks

All the ups and downs

They're just part of it

Turn the car around

And let's just park for a bit

Mmm I know it hurts like hell

Mmm gotta break out of ourselves

'Cause it's a beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful place

Yeh it's a beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful place

In the park when we were kids

Riding slides and swings for kicks

All the ups and downs

They're just part of it

Turn the car around

And let's just park for a bit

QUICKSAND

Leave me out in the cold

With a fridge full of beer

With no music to hear

And I'm getting old

But you know it's not your fault

And you're calling to a god

That you see in your vision

But losing your religion

As your sight fades

I wanna misbehave with you

I wanna misbehave with you

So won't you take me by the hand

And help me out of the quicksand

Before I lose my soul

To a war with no soldiers

I'm gonna drown, drown, drown

I'm going down

I'm going down

Yeah

Shoot me down with your words

But on the floor I can't hurt

Got my letters coming in

But no pen to write back

I want to get you off my back

And out of my heart

I want get you off my back

And out of my heart

Out of my heart

Yeah yeah yeah

So won't you take me by the hand

And help me out of the quicksand

Before I lose my soul

To a war with no soldiers

I'm gonna drown, drown, drown

I'm going down

I'm going down

Yeah

THE NEWS

I've been watching the news again

Feeling a bit confused again

And I don't get how we're so cold

Whilst the world's on fire

And I've been taking my time again

While you drink yourself to death again

And I don't get how we're so hot-headed

Whilst the world's on fire

And oo I wanna kick back, relax

On a Sunday

And know that everything will be alright

Someday

I've been watching the news again

Feeling a bit confused again

And I don't get how we're so cold

Whilst the world's on fire

And I've been taking my time again

While you drink yourself to death again

And I don't get how we're so hot-headed

Whilst the world's on fire

BOOMERANG

 

It's ok

If you don't wanna stay

It's alright

If you leave in the night

'Cause I, I

I see it all

With my back against the wall

You give me so much grief

But take my breath away

Playing hide and seek

With all my favourite dreams

Sometimes I want revenge

But I know that then

You're like a boomerang

You'll just come back around again

And I, I

I see it all

With my back against the wall

BETTER

Gotta buy a boombox

My head is aching

From the constant

Drills and shouting

That drown the

Sea and laughs

That I miss

And I know that

The fight's an automatic

When you push the

Trigger on the weapon

That you keep in

The same house as you sleep

And I'll never stop

Thinking about it

I'll never stop

Hoping or wishing for more

"Cause I know it's better

Better than it's ever been

Better

When you live by the sea

Better

When you take the time to see

And I'm better

When I don't drink

Better

When I don't think

About all

The shit that I can't fix

Keep a motor running

On the road

To a new type

Of rock'n'roll

That keeps my feet-a-running on

Buy myself a bass drum

And a tambourine

So I can play in

The broken heat

With a sign saying

Please do not feed

And I'll never stop

Thinking about it

I'll never stop

Hoping or wishing for more

"Cause I know it's better

Better than it's ever been

Better

When you live by the sea

Better

When you take the time to see

And I'm better

When I don't drink

Better

When I don't think

About all

The shit that I can't fix

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