THE LONG WALK BACK
A few thoughts for the new arrivals
Key points to ensure survival
Take a minute to enjoy the buzz
And take a picture to remember how it was
'Cuz big dreams and beautiful faces
Tend to dwell in unfamiliar places
Pay attention while you're taking it in
You're gonna need it when you're ready to begin

The long back to the middle of nowhere
It's hard to act like you really don't care
Your bags are packed so how do you know where to go?
I don't know

Well, I get a feeling you're gonna like it where you are
(No matter where you are)
I get a feeling you're gonna like it where you are


You used to talk about finding a purpose
Believe me you aint even scratching the surface
A little troubles always easy to find
Before you know it you're in trouble all of the time


Well, God loves all of his children
Even if you're not one in a million
I know you're not a little kid anymore
But keep the faith 'cuz you're almost ready for

The long walk to the beat of a new tune
But don't hold back if you feel like its too soon
Your bags are packed so act like you know where to go
And just go

'Cuz I get a feeling you're gonna like it where you are
(No matter where you are)
Oh, I get a feeling you're gonna like it where you are
(No matter where you are)
Oh, I get a feeling you'll keep singing when you're gone

I get a feeling you're gonna like it where you are
(No matter where you are)
Oh, I get a feeling you're gonna like it where you are
(No matter where you are)
So keep on singing while you're gone
'Cuz its a long walk home



HOW MUCH IT HURTS
Speak. Speak your mind
You're always telling me I need to open mine
And wait, wait your turn
Then shut me out 'cuz youve got nothing left to learn

You say there's nothing wrong with being proud
So, tell me what you love and say it loud
Now here's the dose that you've been dishing out:

If you're listening this is how much it hurts
If you're listening this is how much it hurts

Oh, I'm wrong - I'm wrong again
But not because of where I stand but where Ive been
And it burns, you know it burns like hell
To know there's nothing left to do but wish you well

You say there's nothing wrong with being proud
So, tell me what you love and say it loud
I've been good enough to stay and hear you out
But you're wrong - You're never wrong

You say there's nothing wrong with being proud
So, tell me what you love and say it loud
I've been giving you the benefit of the doubt

If you're listening this is how much it hurts
 

DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE
You were kissed by the flame
And you're quenched by the same
Don't buy into the game
It'll play you until you die

And your wounds are still sore
They won't hurt anymore
When you're pinned to the floor
Waiting for help to arrive

And you want to start again
But the memories dig in
You've got this far on your own

But you don't have to do it alone
No, you don't have to do it alone, oh no.

You were kissed by the flame
And you're quenched by the same
Dont buy into the game
It'll play you until you die


So whats it gonna be?
Go with him or stay with me?
Why can't you see its a lie?

And you want to start again
But the memories dig in
You've got this far on your own

But you don't have to do it alone
No, you don't have to do it alone
 

JUST GO
Wave goodbye
I don't need to wave goodbye
I don't need to tell you why
I don't want you no more

Oh, you see this face
It's the last time you'll see this face
All you'll see is the empty space
Next to you on the floor

Sometimes we all need protection
But I can't maintain this connection
'Cuz everyone already knows

So go
Why dont you just go?
Oh, anyway

I feel better now anyway
I feel better than any way
I just can't lose my nerve

Oh, and you'll be fine
I'm sure that you'll be fine
I'm sure that I'll get mine
And you'll get what you deserve

Were moving in different directions
But I cant keep up this deception
And everyone already knows

So go
Why don't you just go?
Why don't you just go?
Why don't you just go?

Sometimes we all need protection
I can't maintain this connection
Everyone already knows

That were moving in different directions
But I can't keep up this deception
And everyone already knows

So go
Why don't you just go?
Why don't you just go?
Why don't you just go?
 

YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL
Young love, jaded lover
Fate lies in an open hand
Ten songs of an endless summer
Brought to life by a broken band

These days are guided by a soft word and jealous eye
Those things were never meant for you and I

I can't believe you would do this to me
Don't you remember the way things used to be?
I never knew how to talk to you
'Cuz you're young and beautiful 

And that's what you do

Little girl, you talk too much
Shut up and listen. I just want you to know
That little boys; how they lose touch
And its hard to pay attention when you're putting on your show

These days are guided by a soft word and jealous eye
Those things were never meant for you and I

I can't believe you would do this to me
Don't you remember the way things used to be?
I never knew how to talk to you
'Cuz you're young and beautiful 

And that's what you do


I can't believe you would do this to me
Don't you remember the way things used to be?
I never knew how to talk to you
'Cuz you're young and beautiful 

And that's what you do

Oh, that's what you do
And, that's what you do to me



NOTHING HURTS LIKE KNOWING
I can almost feel your love running out of me
I've been singing old songs for days
Maybe you can't fill this part of me
Or maybe its time for a change

'Cuz I've got room for growing
And nothing hurts like knowing
Yeah, it's hard to admit
Well, maybe this one just don't fit

And I can't keep from crying
But not for lack of trying
Yeah, its hard to admit
Well, maybe this one just don't fit

Oh yeah - All right
You know I love it when were up there
Oh yeah - All right
You know I love it when were up there
Oh yeah - All right
You know I love it when were up there
Oh yeah - Well all right

When you hold me I get lost in your eyes
When you leave me I don't wanna know your name
I don't wanna know your name
I've got room for growing
And nothing hurts like knowing
Yeah, its hard to admit
Well, baby, maybe this one doesn't fit
And I can't keep from crying
But not for lack of trying
Yeah, its hard to admit
But, baby, maybe this one doesn't fit
Love it when were up there
Oh yeah - All right
You know I love it when were up there
Oh yeah - All right
Oh yeah - Well all right
Ive got room for growing
And nothing hurts like knowing



NEVER BETTER
Funny how you make me laugh
Today of all days - I don't mind
Takes a little self-control
For me to walk away sometimes


When you ask as I pass how I feel today


I'm never better, baby
I just need to be alone now
Never better, baby
But you know sometimes these things get me down
Never better, baby
Oh, you got to believe me - I love you but leave me alone


Funny how you make me laugh
Today of all days - I don't mind. No.
Takes a little self-control
For me to walk away sometimes


Oh, when you ask as I pass how I feel today


I'm never better, baby
I just need to be alone now
Never better, baby
But you know sometimes these things get me down
Never better, baby
Oh, you got to believe me - I love you but leave me alone

BAD FOR BUSINESS
Dressed like a woman just like you should be
I wont forget what you told me that night
You said, "Everything is alright"

And I must admit...
I kinda miss the way you made everybody else fade away.
I wanna feel you again, someday

And if I'm wrong about it I'm just gonna have to pretend
I don't spend the hours wondering when I'll see you again
You could be bad for business

So, look like you mean it when you tell me you need me
Give me a reason to hold on one more day
I'll believe anything you say

And I must admit, that I can't resist the way you say,
Come with me and everything will be alright
You're making it hard to fight

And if I'm wrong about it I'm just gonna have to pretend
I dont' spend the hours wondering when I'll see you again
You could be bad for business

So, if you're playing with me I don't want to know ya
Already shown you things I didn't want to show ya
I get the feeling that I'm dealing with the devil
I bear my soul to you so you can feel special

And if I'm wrong about it I'm just gonna have to pretend
That I don't spend those hours wondering when I'll see you again

You could be bad
You could be bad
You could be bad
You could be bad

For business
 

GHOST TOWN
Stop looking for a mistake
I'll tell you exactly what you'll find
Lets get away from this place
I'll be your excuse if youll be mine
We could make such a lovely sound
If you would just sing with me
But instead, this is how goes down:

Everyone knows but nothing is
Said about the way we are
Or what we used to be
And it shouldn't have to be so hard
To open up and...

Be the reason we survive
Didn't you notice? I wish you would notice
That we've been screaming out inside
Didn't you notice? I wish you would notice

That I've done a lot of bad things
And you know all the ways to make me cry
And I think its such a sad thing
That we never have time to find out
Why we never talk anymore
Wouldn't you like to know
What you knew before
You had to...

Think about every word
Before you spoke to me
Just to get the news you hadn't heard
In case you need to

Be the reason we survive
Didn't you notice? I wish you would notice
That weve been screaming out inside
Didn't you notice? I wish you would notice

The lengths I go just to let you know
That you belong with me
And even though I'm letting go
You won't get free

We've been screaming out inside
Didn't you notice?
I wish you would notice
And be the reason we survive
Didn't you notice?
I wish you would notice

That we've been screaming out inside
Didn't you notice?
I wish you would notice
And be the reason we survive
Didn't you know?
 

ALREADY MISS YOU
Many days have passed since I saw you last
I've gone off to fight the war
You can write me letters if you want
Just dont send them to the front line
'Cuz you wont find me there anymore

And I don't understand
Why I can't work it out
Or wait for something new

I guess I already miss you
Guess I already miss you
I guess I already miss you
Guess I already miss you

Can't get you off my mind
I think about you all the time
And I wonder if you can say the same
And if youre thinking of moving on
Then I suggest you do it while Im gone
'Cuz I dont want to play that game

And I don't understand
Why I can't work it out
Or wait for something new

I guess I already miss you
Guess I already miss you
I guess I already miss you
Guess I already miss you

Oh, but if you listen in you know that I'm missing you so
Why don't you turn around and come back home?

I guess I already miss you
Guess I already miss you
I guess I already miss you
Guess I already miss you
 

HOLIDAY
One of these days
When were lost at sea
I'll declare a holiday for you and me
And on that day
After we've returned
We can light a candle for each bridge that's burned

Somebody's reaching for the keys
Watching the long hand
Trying to keep it straight while the walls are closing in

Somebody's drifting in the sea
Feeling a strong wind
That blows away all the pain
But you know its only a holiday

One of these days
While it's on your mind
You can say a prayer for all those souls you left behind
And on that day
Underneath the sun
You can say "I told you so" to everyone

Somebody's reaching for the keys
Watching the long hand
Trying to keep it straight while the walls are closing in
 

Somebody's drifting in the sea
Feeling a strong wind
That blows away all the pain
But you know it's only a holiday

Keep pushing the world away
And nobody will ever know
How many years it takes to lose, find and sell a troubled soul

Throw all your notes away
So no one will ever know
Why you waste every day
Making plans for holiday if you never get the chance to go

Somebody's reaching for the keys
Watching the long hand
Trying to keep it straight while the walls are closing in


Somebody's drifting in the sea
Feeling a strong wind
That blows away all the pain
But you know its only a holiday



SAVE ME
I just had to say the saddest thing
That I'll ever say
And you'll never know
What it's like to hold the sweetest thing
That you've ever seen
Then let it go

It's too late, I couldn't wait
For your love to come and save me
This way, you'll stay
And Ill never have to hate me

This year could've been the cure for you
And I watched you do
All those things I thought I watched you lose
And I'm not making any promises
You knew this when
I promised you you'd have to choose

It's too late, I couldn't wait
For your love to come and save me
This way, you'll stay
And I'll never have to hate me

I shouldv'e known, 'cuz I heard about
The way you keep yourself pinned down
So go ahead and work it out
You're someone else's problem now

It's too late, I couldn't wait
For your love to come and save me
This way, you'll stay
And I'll never have to hate me
 

PRESSURE
Everybody's under pressure and everyone feels alone
Funny how a new direction can take you so far from home
Just don't feel good anymore and Id like to stay around
But I'm laying it down... I'm laying it down

Good enough is never enough when better is all that you'll take
Let 'em know that I'm letting go and theyl'l never get to see me break
I've never said it before but I like the way it sounds
So, I'm laying it down... I'm laying down

Oh 'cuz, one more day of serving the cause
Is one more face that could've been lost in the crowd
But you see me now
One more night fanning the flame
Is one more fight - but nothing to gain but a crowd
Why do you scream so loud?
 

LEAVE A LIGHT ON

I know you could give me everything I ever wanted

But I just need another day
Even though I know you think Im taking you for granted
I'm not asking you to stay away
Don't be afraid to let me inside

I'll be faithful  Go ahead and leave a light on
Your sweet face will light my way
And I'll be faithful  Go ahead and leave a light on
I'll be coming home some day

Every now and then I feel your voice rushing through me
And I can't think of what to say
Lets me know that no one else ever really knew me
In such a lovely way, oh no
Don't be afraid to let me inside

I'll be faithful... Go ahead and leave the light on
Your sweet face will light my way
I'll be faithful... Go ahead and leave the light on
I'll be coming home some day

But the heart wants what the heart wants now
And Ill keep you in mind somehow
Sudden changes don't mean much to me
I'll never leave

I'll be faithful... Go ahead and leave the light on
Your sweet face will light my way
I'll be faithful... Go ahead and leave the light on
I'll be coming home some day