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ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:14 PM

ghaw2007's Lyrics Collection
 
And The Stars Go With You

Verse 1
Like yesterday
There's something old, something new
Along with me
Dim light and shadows
I want to walk with you
Please say yes
You can't keep a good man down
He'll always want to stand on his own
Help him to lift himself up
I've been trying to reach for the stars
Sometimes I come close
Other times I fall short
It's becoming a love-hate quest

Verse 2
World keeps turning
I'm yearning to shine so bright
To burn the dark eyes
I've been seeing myself with
Fascination becomes obsession
Admiration is no longer shown
Jealousy be still
To you it's effortless
It comes naturally
The light within you radiates
I don't believe it just happens that way
The mystery deepens

Verse 3
You're more than a simple creation
You're extraordinary
Luck delivers good fortune to you
I'd like to break bread with you
To learn things from the few
That shine as bright as you do

Chorus 1
You breathe
And the stars go with you

Chorus 2
You breathe
And the stars go with you
You get out of bed
Full of dreams and inspiration
I have tried but to no avail
To be like you
Maybe that's why I fail

Written By: B. (Monday, January 2, 2006)
Copyright 2006

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:22 PM

We'll Laugh Again

Verse 1
You and I were two peas in a pod
Like white on rice
There was no me without you
And vice versa
You and I were inseparable
Always at each other's side
Lending a helping hand
And smiling along the way
Sometimes time would stand still
Occasionally, it zoomed right by
The ongoings of daily life
Preoccupied our hearts and minds
Even though I miss the times we spent together
I sense that we'll become reacquainted
And we'll laugh again

Verse 2
My heart beats
Because you gave me a piece of yours
I've learned how to forgive
And how to love completely
Even though I miss the conversations we had
I sense that we'll soon talk for hours on end
And we'll laugh again

Chorus 1
We'll laugh again
With comedians that are actually funny
We'll laugh again
At pictures taken ten and fifteen years ago
We'll laugh again
About the awkwardness we both felt
When we first met
We'll laugh again

Chorus 2
We'll laugh again
With comedians that are actually funny
We'll laugh again
At pictures taken ten and fifteen years ago
We'll laugh again
About the awkwardness we both felt
When we first met
We'll laugh again (2x)
With comedians that are actually funny
We'll laugh again (2x)
At pictures taken ten and fifteen years ago
We'll laugh again (2x)
With all the ones we adore and cherish
We'll laugh again (2x)
About the awkwardness we both felt
When we first met
Because we'll always be there for each other
No matter where we are
We'll laugh again

Written by B. (Tuesday, December 13, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:26 PM

Commit This To Memory

Verse 1
Self-doubt dispenses itself into my brain
The madness created from it
May cause me to go insane
I don’t need a degree in psychology
To come to the realization that you’re no good for me
My heart jumps at the sound of your voice
To change nothing at all is definitely not a choice
To say “I am what I am” is no excuse
For all of the things you have said to me

Verse 2
My happiness revolves around how you feel
If there isn't a smile on your face
Then there’s rarely one on mine
I do what I can to hideaway from you
Even if it’s just a temporary solution
My body trembles at the sound of your voice
To change nothing at all is definitely not a choice
To say “This is the way I am” is no excuse
For all of the things you have done to me
To stop you from breaking me down
Is what I must do

Bridge
Don’t you dare forget how I feel about you
It just may be your last mistake
I'm sure you want to keep living your life
So stay the hell out of mine

Chorus
Commit this to memory
I dislike you intensely
Commit this to memory
All that you are is toxic to me

Written by B. (Tuesday, November 29, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:28 PM

Lying

Verse 1
I love you, always and forever
With every beat of my heart
There is nothing that can tear us apart
I'll always be there for you
In anything that you go through
Never hesitate to ask me for something

Verse 2
You are my one true love
There is no question about that
With you in my life, I am complete
You belong to me and I belong to you
Every promise I make will be kept

Bridge
You have the warmest touch
You have the most beautiful eyes
You have a caring heart
You have an open mind
You have a gentle voice
You have a great complexion
And I am lucky to have you

Chorus 1
I am lying, I do it every day
It's hard for me to tell the truth
I don't want to hurt your feelings
So I tell you what you want to hear
I am lying

Chorus 2
I am lying, I do it every day
It's hard for me to tell the truth
I don't want to hurt your feelings
So I tell you what you want to hear

Chorus 3
I am lying, I do it every day
It's hard for me to tell the truth
I don't want to hurt your feelings
So I tell you what you want to hear
I am lying
I wish I could go back in time
To start all over again
Telling the truth is what I would do
No matter what the situation was
My conscience would be clearer
And you would know who I really am
Maybe I would be able to fall in love with you

Written By B. (2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:30 PM

Get In Where You Fit In

Verse 1
Get in where you fit in
Get out where you don’t
Find the place which you love most
And watch yourself grow
Walk right in
Keep complications out
But don’t hesitate to speak your mind
And to stand your ground

Chorus 1
Watch yourself grow
Get in where you fit in

Verse 2
Keep optimism high
And your worries low
Find something that nurtures your soul
And watch yourself grow
Rise up to proclaim truth
Dig deep to reveal personality
And watch yourself grow

Chorus 2
Get in where you fit in
And stay there
Watch yourself grow

Verse 3
Think about the future
But don’t forget your past
Living day in and day out
Can make you feel
Like you’re not alive
Listen to your body
And watch yourself grow

Written by B. (Tuesday, December 27, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:35 PM

King of America

Verse 1
I’m all in favour of a dictatorship
Only if I’m the dictator
I’m all in favour of eroding rights
Only if mine are maintained
All citizens shall bow down before me
Dissenters will be punished
To the fullest extent of the law
This land is mine
And you’ll do as I say
Live by my rules or you’ll dearly pay

Verse 2
I’m all in favour of a shadow government
Only if I’m at the head of it
I’m all in favour of importing drugs
Only if I profit from them
All citizens are below me
My throne is mightier than their treasonous thoughts
I’ll spy with my all seeing eye
On those who show resistance
And turn them into sheeple

Bridge
In me you shall trust
For I am the King of America
Death, captivity, and misery
Are what you’ll get from me
In me you shall trust
For I am the King of America
Death, captivity, and misery
Are what you’ll get from me

Chorus
The Richard Lawrences
And Squeaky Frommes of this world
Will not force me into a fraternity
Of those who have came before me
And were too weak to hold onto their power
The J. Hinckley Jrs. and F.M. Durans of the world
Will never be allowed to overthrow me
As King of America there’s security
In knowing that I’ll reign
For as long as I choose to

Written by B. (Monday, March 27, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:37 PM

If I Could Make A Living

Verse 1
If I could make a living
I’d living on my own
In a small sized apartment
With room just for me and my belongings
If someone could hire me
I’d send out my resumes
I wouldn’t have to compete against demographics
I’d be optimistic about my prospects

Verse 2
If I had gainful employment
I’d always be productive
Being punctual is what I would strive for
Arriving early is arriving on time
Exceeding expectations and going beyond limits
Can’t be utilized as an asset
If I’m perceived to be a liability

Verse 3
Getting by is difficult
Since I don’t have much
It’s easier to be grateful
For all that I have
When I’m part of the have not’s
Despite the hardships that I endure
I’m glad to be alive
God is the one who gave me life
But sometimes I feel like I don’t have potential

Chorus 1
I would be independent
By deciding on what’s best for me
Making choices that I wouldn’t regret
By weighing the cons against the pros
There’s no place that I wouldn’t work
There’s no task that I couldn’t complete
I’d be all I could be
If I could make a living

Chorus 2
I would be independent
By deciding on what’s best for me
Making choices that I wouldn’t regret
By weighing the cons against the pros
There’s no place that I wouldn’t work
There’s no task that I couldn’t complete
Excelling at my responsibilities
Would increase my personal capital
And eventually lead to a raise
Possibly a year-end bonus
I’d have more money to spend
But more importantly, more money to save
There’s no person that I wouldn’t work with
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
I’d be all I could be
If I could make a living

Written by B. (Sunday, December 11, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:39 PM

Politicians, Partisans, And Parasites

Verse 1
Politicians are liars
Partisans are despised
Parasites are feared
They’re all one in the same
They say voting is a privilege
But if you dare to disagree
With your colleagues
You’ll be labelled as a parasite
Shaking hands and holding babies
Is part of America’s greater good
Attack your opponent and you’ll be seen
As a champ or a parasite

Verse 2
Politicians are deceptive
Parasites are sell-outs
Parasites are nasty
They’re all one in the same
They say if you protest a war
You’re unpatriotic
If they had their way
You’d be tried for treason
Distorting facts
And appearing on Sunday morning talk shows
Is part of America’s greater good
Sling dirt at your opponent
You’ll be seen as a champ or a parasite

Bridge 1
Be born into a dynasty
Or graduate from law school
If you’re not fortunate enough
Get an image makeover
From the pros at Madison Avenue

Bridge 2
Is your sign an elephant or donkey?
Does your colour speak for your needs?
Assassinate your opponent
You’ll be seen as a champ or a parasite

Chorus 1
The White House is filled with dark secrets
The senate believes it can create every law
The House of Representatives looks out for themselves
Politicians, partisans, and parasites must be avoided

Chorus 2
The White House is filled with dark secrets
The senate believes it can create every law
The House of Representatives looks out for themselves
As the people remain silent

Written by B. (Sunday, December 11, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:48 PM

Who We Are Instead

Verse 1
I may come across as being shy and timid
But that’s just an act
I can weasel my way into situations
For my benefit
Winning is never tiring

Verse 2
You may come across as being nurturing
But that’s just an act
You tend to others varied feelings and emotions
Then manipulate them
People say you have a good heart
They say you have a kindred soul
Many would nominate you for Time’s Person of The Year
You’re a fierce competitor
Challenges give you a rush
When there’s something that you want
You fight everyone to win it

Bridge
You and I are human time bombs
Get too close to us
And we’re guaranteed to blow you away
We have tricks up our sleeves
Always finding clever ways
To get ahead of others
We win all the time

Verse 3
You and I may come across as being compassionate
But that’s just an act
Everyone should be mindful of us
We’ll turn lives upside down
And declare ourselves winners

Chorus 1
This is who I am instead
I like messing around with your head
You never know what you’ll get from me
Once you realize that I’m much different
Than I pretend to be

Chorus 2
This is who you are instead
You like messing around with heads
People never know what they’ll get from you
Once they realize that you’re much different
Than you pretend to be

Chorus 3
This is who we are instead
We like messing around with your head
You never know what you’ll get from us
Once you realize that we’re much different
Than we pretend to be

Written by B. (Monday, December 12, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 02:54 PM

The Fiction We Live

Verse 1
He has charm, he has wit
He has die-hard looks
All the girls want to be with him
All the guys envy him
His father is pulling his strings
He's not sure how to break free
 
Bridge 1
Truth is difficult to define
Objectivity takes some time
Judgement is made without thought
Many battles have yet to be fought

Verse 2
She has style, she has grace
She is thoughtful, she is pleasant
All the guys want to be with her
All the girls envy her
Her mother is intimidating
She's not sure how to stand her ground

Bridge 2
Lies are difficult to define
Subjectivity does not waste time
Decisions are made by reasoning
There are more options than we realize
 
Bridge 3
Life is difficult to define
Unfortunately, there's not enough time
Emotions are suppressed
Exhaustion slowly takes hold

Verse 3
They have beliefs, they have intuition
They have been placed on a pedestal
All the girls scream out their names
All the guys are embarrassed
Their country is losing its soul
They're not sure how to reverse the trend

Bridge 4
Death is difficult to define
It's inevitable, we've been told all the time
Every illness cannot be cured
Surrendering may be wise

Chorus 1
The fiction we live is fragile
The fiction we live is the antithesis of our wants
The fiction we live identifies what we are not
The fiction we live is seen through our actions
Will the truth ever set us free?

Chorus 2
The fiction we live is fragile
The fiction we live is the antithesis of our wants
The fiction we live identifies what we are not
The fiction we live is seen through our emotions
Will the truth ever set us free?
Will the lies ever swallow us whole?
Will life ever be where we are?
Will death ever be out of sight?

Written by B. (2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 03:10 PM

Together We're Heavy

Verse 1
The disconnection between you and I
Has lasted for a while now
Sometimes I can't help but sigh
We went from being strangers to developing a friendship
And when we wanted to be more than that
We became lovers
To me, our time together seemed surreal
I couldn't believe what I felt
A genuine feeling of love for you
That I never thought I was capable of having

Verse 2
When we disagree, you yell at me
And I turn away from you
It's just nothing new
Conflict arises out of almost everything you and I do
You're acting like a stranger to me
I don't know who you have become
You think I claim to be perfect
Each time I point out your mistakes
I have never said that I'm better than you
If that's the impression you've gotten
You have misunderstood me

Verse 3
We weren't built to be fortresses
We have emotions and it's no good to hide them
If we just keep to ourselves
Then we're nothing more than robots
I foolishly believed you held the key to my happiness
Because you were enamoured, you opened your heart to me
All you saw was who you thought we could be

Chorus
Together we're heavy
I can't lift you up anymore
I'm not as strong as I was before
You have brought me down
Together we're heavy
You can no longer carry me
You've told me that you're sorry
I have pulled you apart

Written by B. (Monday, January 24, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 03:13 PM

Just Hold On

Verse 1
We used to be together as one
But we’re breaking into two
We used to be together as equal
But things are becoming unfair
I will hold on to all the feelings
The ones that always tell me so
I will hold on to this moment
I’ll only let go when I know it’s the end

Verse 2
I promised to be right beside you
And to be there for good and bad times
I’m not going to break my word
Just because you want me to
Oh no, I’ll never do that

Verse 3
Hold on to what you mean to me
And to what I mean to you
Hold on to priceless memories
Don’t let them fade away
Keep them near your heart

Chorus
I know you are becoming weaker
And you’ve convinced yourself that you can’t go on
I believe that we can last longer
Use your strength and just hold on to us

Written by B. (2001)
Copyright 2001

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 03:15 PM

Ray of Light

Verse 1
She is a ray of light moving quickly
Soaring through the sky like a gazelle with wings
There’s no way anybody can catch up with her
She never stays in one place longer than a minute

Verse 2
She’s faster than anything you’ve seen before
You’re trying to figure out where she comes from
I don’t think you’ll ever know for sure
Time passes by like a stranger in the night

Verse 3
There’s a universe out there for her to explore
She could be searching for her place in it
Maybe she’s trying to leave this world behind
If she is, she’ll zoom out
Like a hot potato in your hands

Bridge
Her speed amazes everyone
When you see her, she’s already gone
She’s always racing to her destinations

Chorus 1
Can you feel a gust of wind pass you by?
Can you see a light that is shining brightly?
If you can, you know it’s her

Chorus 2
Can you feel her?
Can you feel?
Can you see her shining like a star?
Can you see?
She’s flying like a ray of light
She is a ray of light

Written by B. (2001)
Copyright 2001

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 03:22 PM

Ask Me No Questions

Ask me no questions for I know nothing
If it’s something about anything
I won’t know what you’re saying
Of course I hear you speak
But I can’t comprehend your message
Even if you break it down
All I hear are sounds
Sounds that are endless
Sounds that are boundless
Sounds which only cloud my mind
You’re searching for answers that I don’t have
I’m avoiding questions that you ask
I keep on telling you that I can’t help you
But you’re persistent like a cop
Trying to get the truth out of a criminal
If there was something I could do
I would have done it
I wouldn’t even hesitate for a moment
You do believe me when I say that, don’t you?
If you don’t, then you don’t
I won’t try to convince you that I‘m an honest person
You can think whatever you want to think
But you can’t do whatever you want to do
It’s not a free country
Nothing is free, so I’ve been told
You ask me: "Should I leave or should I stay?"
I’m thinking: "Didn’t you ask me that yesterday?"
I’ve wasted a lot of time on you
I’ve tried to explain that there’s nothing I can do
I’m not a psychic that can predict your future
I’m not a genie that can grant you three wishes
So ask me no questions for I know nothing

Written by B. (2001)
Copyright 2001

ghaw2007 11-18-2014 03:40 PM

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Verse 1
Where’s luck when I need it the most?
Where’s a genie to grant me three wishes?
Where’s a rainbow with a pot of gold?
Where’s a rabbit’s foot that I can hold?
I know I’ve made a lot of mistakes
And I’ve been away from you for awhile
I begged you to give me a chance
But you went your own way

Verse 2
I’ve made promises I’ve never kept
I caused you to be disappointed in me
I feel so ashamed of myself
Why did I act that way to you?
Forget about turning back time
Nothing good happened in the past
I don’t even look onwards to the future
My state of mind is frozen in the present

Bridge 1
By the time I get to Phoenix
I’ll have tears falling from my eyes
My heart will sink to my feet

Bridge 2
Even if I were a bird
I wouldn’t be able to fly away from my problems
They’re with me wherever I go
They won’t disappear
But I can forget about them for awhile

Chorus
By the time I get to Phoenix
I’ll have tears falling from my eyes
My heart will sink to my feet
I’ll be drowning in a sea of regret

Written by B. (2001)
Copyright 2001

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 10:00 AM

Needing You

Verse 1
You are far away from me
Please come a little closer to me
I am longing to touch your skin
I want to be healed from the sadness I feel
Since you’ve been gone, everything has changed
It’s as if I’m living in a completely different world
I look around and I don’t recognize anything
It’s just like a never-ending nightmare

Verse 2
I am far away from you
Please come a little closer to me
I look around and I don’t recognize anything
It’s just like a never-ending nightmare

Verse 3
Why can’t I be by your side?
That’s the question I always ask myself
If you’re not going to be in my life
I don’t know if I could ever survive
You’ve always been the blood rushing through my veins
Now that you’re gone, I feel like I’m dying
You’ll always be the one for me
No one will ever take your place in my heart

Chorus
I’m needing you
I don’t want to live without you
I’m needing you

Written by B. (2001)
Copyright 2001

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 10:07 AM

River, Cross My Heart

Verse 1
I’m sick and tired of feeling that I need to care about everything
I know many people that do whatever they please
I don’t want to feel angry
I don’t want to feel sad
I don’t need an ounce of feeling that lives inside me

Verse 2
I’ve been called names
And sometimes I shrug all of them off
But some of them are like weapons
They wound me each time they’re said

Bridge
If I were a turtle
I’d crawl under my shell and remain there
Even if it was for a lifetime
I don’t want to feel angry
I don’t want to feel sad
I don’t need an ounce of feeling that lives inside me

Chorus
River, please cross my heart
Flood every corner of it
Don’t leave any spaces that can succumb to the power of feeling
I need help, so help me now
Depression is more present than its ever been in my life
I don’t want to show any emotions

Written by B. (2001)
Copyright 2001

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 10:11 AM

I Need You Now

Verse 1
I have looked for you
But you are nowhere to be found
Why did you leave me here alone?
If you hear me, come back home
Where I am is where you belong
I miss your smile and your laugh
The kindness and generosity
That revealed the beauty of your heart
Memories are all I have of you
I will not forget any of them

Verse 2
Life without you is difficult
There are many problems I can’t solve
Many issues I don’t want to address
In those moments, I long for you the most
I need to be with any part of you
Even your spirit

Chorus 1
It would be great to be so strong
I could get through the lonely days and sleepless nights
Denying my feelings is not only painful, it’s wrong
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring
It makes me feel uneasy
I’ll never get over you, I don’t know how
You’re the only one who can make me live again
I need you now

Chorus 2
It would be great to be so strong
I could get through the lonely days and sleepless nights
Denying my feelings is not only painful, it’s wrong
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring
It makes me feel uneasy
I’ll never get over you, I don’t know how
You’re the only one who can make me live again
I need you now
Make me feel alive again
I need you now

Written by B. (2003)
Copyright 2003

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 10:15 AM

The Deeper Wound

Verse 1
The truth is buried underneath
You’re stepping on it
So get off and dig it out
You will find what you have been looking for
And when you do, you will appreciate it
It has been with you all this time
There is no denying its existence
You must feel lucky to have it
Does that mean you will embrace it?
I have nothing
I have no one to call my own
I feel jealousy towards you

Verse 2
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I don’t
Other times I feel like winning
But I won’t
They will tear me down
They will wear me down
I’ll be standing on my own
You have everything
You have someone to call your own
I feel anger towards you

Bridge
Having your heart broken is sad
Being pierced by an object is bad
But realizing that you have nothing is the deeper wound

Chorus
I can see you
You’re everywhere, but where am I?
I have searched but I come empty-handed

Written by B. (2003)
Copyright 2003

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 10:19 AM

Come In And Burn

Verse 1
Come in and burn
Peel every inch of skin off your body
The protection you assumed you had
Is really eating away at you
Right down to your core
Political correctness keeps feeding you poison
You eat more than you can chew
What you read and hear doesn’t have any meaning
But how would you know if it does?
Your mind is quarantined from everything around you
But you fear isolation

Verse 2
The stigma associated with your condition
Causes you to be afraid
You worry about your way of thinking
But you can’t concentrate anymore
Your body is turning itself against you
No doctor is going to help you
The kind of help you need is only ignited by fire
Throw yourself into the flames
Burn anything bad, burn anything sad
Turn it all into ashes

Bridge
If you’re tired of manipulation, interrogation and intimidation
Change the situation by going out of your mind
There’s nothing wrong in doing so

Chorus
Come in and burn
Peel every inch of skin off your body
Rip put your hairs and close your eyes
Unburden yourself of sanity

Written by B. (2002)
Copyright 2002

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 03:31 PM

A Way To Move On

Verse 1
You were the person that I felt closest to
I couldn't believe just how much I loved you
It seemed as if I was in a dream
Then reality began to settle in
As I saw you for who you truly were

Verse 2
I tried to change you, but that was difficult
So I accepted you for who you truly were
At times I wished I could go back in time
To the moment where we first fell in love
Everything about it seemed to be perfect

Bridge
You will always be in my heart
No matter where you are
Sometimes it hurts to know that I can't be with you
The choice I made was for the right reason
I have no regrets about it
Now I must find a way to move on

Chorus
Find a way to move on
We are no longer together
It was good while it lasted
I cannot be with you forever
Every good moment is what I will always remember
As well as the way you treated me with love

Written by B. (Saturday, March 27, 2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 03:37 PM

Leaving Through The Window

Verse 1
I will have to leave through the window
That is the only way to exit
You built this house intentionally without doors
To keep me locked inside
I should have known who you were before accepting your invitation
Now I am being held against my will

Verse 2
I've worked out a strategy
I know exactly what to do
When the right moment presents itself
I will execute my plan
If I hold back, I will die from your torture
I refuse to suffer under your control
I am leaving through the window

Bridge
I have been saving up my strength
I've never been this determined to succeed
Failure is clearly not an option
Now the time has come for me to be strong
I'm confident that this won't take very long

Chorus
To escape, I cannot run out
I will have to jump out by leaving through the window
Time is ticking away, I have to do this today
I want to be free so I am putting my fears aside
I refuse to suffer under your control
I am leaving through the window

Written by B. (2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 03:40 PM

Here I Am

Verse 1
I discovered a new creation
By falling away from temptation
I do not pay much attention
To the long awaited separation
I regained my image in my conversation
What really helped me the most was the motivation
I did the math, solved the equation
As a result, my life has less complication
I am able to enjoy this celebration
I could not have done it without my determination

Verse 2
Miscommunication led to a conviction
What I did not like the most was the assumption
That is a thing of the past
Now I have time for preparation
Even though my words aren't as powerful as my action
I successfully completed an education
I could not have done it without my determination

Chorus 1
Here I am, stronger than I have ever been
Here I am, smarter than I have ever been
Here I am, more self-assured than I have ever been

Chorus 2
Here I am, stronger than I have ever been
Here I am, smarter than I have ever been
Here I am, more self-assured than I have ever been
Here I am, feeling better than I have ever been
Go ahead and make a duplication
I promise you it isn't a violation

Written by B. (2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 03:42 PM

The Fog of War

Verse 1
Preparations are in order
The president has declared to send troops overseas
Even though the army is stretched thin
He is confident that the soldiers
Will perform their duties successfully
The protests have already begun

Verse 2
Soldiers are dying every day
There's not enough space for their bodies on the air plane
Citizens want the troops to be pulled out
Their government disagrees
They are told that they must remain to maintain the peace

Bridge
Is there ever a way to ask a man
To be the next one to die?
Is there ever a way to ask a woman
To be the next one to be tortured?

Chorus 1
The fog of war had blurred our vision
Had robbed our common sense
The fog of war interferes with rational thinking
Replaces sound judgement

Chorus 2
The fog of war has blurred our vision
Has robbed our common sense

Written by B. (2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 03:53 PM

Don’t Go To Strangers

Verse 1
When I was just a young boy
My mother said to me
“Beware of strangers, my son
In the dark cold places they’ll keep
Beware of strangers, my son
Beware of their hidden motives
They’ll try to befriend you
While planning to take your life away”

Verse 2
“Don’t go talking to them
You have nothing to discuss
They’ll twist every word you say
Try to convince you they bring no harm
Entice you to play with them
To hold their hand and follow them
Then take you where the lights are dim
And shadows are all you can see”

Verse 3
Now when I was just a young boy
My teacher said to me
“Beware of strangers, my student
But if by chance you should meet
Beware of their cunning nature
And where they lurk around
They’ll spin a web of lies
And play with your head
To get you to trust them
And you’ll never be seen again”

Chorus 1
“Don’t go to strangers
Stay close to home
Don’t go to strangers
I will protect you”

Chorus 2
“Don’t go to strangers
Stay close to home
Don’t go to strangers
I will protect you
Don’t go to strangers, boy
Or you will surely die”

Chorus 3
“Don’t go to strangers
Stay close to home
Don’t go to strangers
I will protect you
Don’t go to strangers
It’s dangerous
Don’t go to strangers, boy
Or you will surely die”

Written by B. & Natalie Merchant (song samples lyrics from 'Build a Levee'; 2001) (Tuesday, December 27, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 03:59 PM

Sonny, Please

Verse 1
Sonny, please
It’s not time to call it an end
I want to give us another try
I’m connected to you in many ways
And you realize that, so don’t pretend you don’t
We’re at a crossroad, I know
I don’t want you to leave me alone
With a sense of failure and regret
When both feelings are hard to shake
And being in love is more than I can take

Verse 2
I know that nothing lasts forever
And that all good things must come to an end
But I refuse to give up on us
When there’s a lot worth fighting for
I’ve revealed myself to you
In ways I thought I never could
And when you become more of yourself
You are living your own life
I don’t want to be rejected
I don’t want to be cast aside
Nothing will cause the contents of my heart
To run and hide

Bridge
I will beg, I will plead
For you not to leave me
I’ll go nowhere, I’ll stay right here
Letting you go shows that I don’t care
I will hope, I will pray
For you to change your mind today

Chorus 1
Sonny, please
Pretty, pretty, pretty please
Don’t leave me with nothing
But memories of you
I’m trying as hard as I can
To make you understand
That when I confessed my love for you
I truly meant it

Chorus 2
Sonny, please
Don’t leave me with nothing
I’m trying as hard as I can
Because I love you

Written by B. (Sunday, January 27, 2008)
Copyright 2008

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:02 PM

Thank You For The Years

Verse 1
When I was younger
I was shy and quiet
Though I had things to say
I wouldn’t speak my mind
Even if I wasn’t alone
I still felt lonely
All that changed
When you came into my life

Verse 2
You understood me
When other thought I was confusing
I opened up to you
And you saw my point of view
When I felt like giving up
You convinced me otherwise
The time you spent with me
Truly changed my life

Bridge
I cherish you
And everything you’ve done for me
I’m forever grateful
For your patience and empathy
You’ve given me the greatest gift of all
Unconditional love
I feel it every time I breathe

Chorus 1
Thank you for the years
You’ve been by my side
I never could have lasted
This long without your support
My heart overflows with emotions
Both strong and true
I have grown in many ways
All because of the love you gave to me

Chorus 2
Thank you for the years
You’ve been by my side
I never could have lasted
This long without your support
My heart overflows with emotions
Both strong and true
I have grown in many ways
All because of your love

Chorus 3
Thank you for the years
You’ve been by my side
I never could have survived
Without your guidance
My heart overflows with emotions
Like they’ve never before
I have grown in many ways
All because of you and your love

Written by B. (Wednesday, December 7, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:04 PM

Reveal
 
Verse 1
I don't know
I do not know if you know who I am
I'm just a guy who stands five foot six
And weighs a hundred and forty pounds
I've wondered
I have wondered if you have ever noticed me
I don't stand out
And I'm definitely not a part of the in-crowd
We've been introduced on a few occasions
I remember each time we have met
There is so much that I would like to say to you
 
Verse 2
I'm hoping
I am hoping that I don't embarrass myself
Taking chances in life comes with no guarantees
I wished they did
I'm thinking
I am thinking about you and I
Sometimes I over-analyze situations
Causing me to get ahead of myself
We've been introduced on a few occasions
How could I forget the times we have met
There is so much that I would like you to hear
 
Verse 3
I'm opening myself to you
Heartfelt emotions are what I want to get through
I'm flawed and I know
Please don't try to hide it, you are too
Bring out the best in me
I'm determined to try the same with you
Expect nothing less from me
I'm more than willing to explore whatever lies ahead
We've been introduced on a few occasions
You caught my attention at the first second
There is so much that I would like you to remember
 
Chorus 1
Let me begin by saying that I love you
I've never felt this way before
My heart starts beating faster
Every time I get closer to you
Is the feeling mutual
Or have I spoken too soon
Either way I want you to reveal yourself
The way I have done with you
 
Chorus 2
I love you, oh yes I do
I've never felt this way before
My heart starts beating faster
Every time I get closer to you
Is the feeling mutual
Or have I spoken too soon
Either way I want you to reveal yourself
The way I have done with you

Written By B. (Wednesday, February 9, 2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:06 PM

Third Eye Open

Verse 1
Memories of your lie beneath my feet
Like shattered pieces of glass
Thinking of each one of them
Makes my delicate heart skip a beat
Lingering emotions stir themselves up
When I see couples holding hands
I regret the fact that I wasn't able
To be fully honest with you
 
Verse 2
Tossing and turning is what I do
Throughout most of the night
I often yearn for your touch
Cuddling and spooning the way that we did
Sleeping on the other side of the bed
Waking up and making it together
Then kissing you full of affection
As we headed out into the concrete safari
 
Verse 3
I've got you etched inside of me
As well as other countless possibilities
Of what you and I could have became
But you just took off, you went on the run
Being stranded in the ruins of our encounters
Were a blessing in disguise
It proved to me that I'm much stronger
Than I gave myself credit for

Bridge
It's the little things that ignite
The good times which we shared
And it's the big things which occasionally keep me guessing
About your state of mind
About where I stood on your priority scale
But I'm tossing all that, burning all that away

Chorus
I was blind but now I see
The kind of person who you really are
I became enamoured with you very quickly
There were a few warning signs
But at least they were not far

Written by B. (2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:14 PM

Singles Going Steady
 
Verse 1
We are singles going steady
I want a relationship but you're not ready
I do enjoy spending time with you
We have a lot of fun together
Eggs for brunch on a Sunday morning
Trying out Japanese food for dinner
Learning how to use chopsticks
You're more open to more cultures than I am
 
Bridge 1
I've always wanted more than I could ever have
I only have half of you
I want you entirely
I know that you are looking for love
But you don't love me
 
Verse 2
Meeting a lot of new people
Going to places that I've never been to
Stepping out of my element
Discovering the world is smaller than I thought
Being able to be myself
Acting and thinking the way I am
Being proud of my identity
Though you only see a fraction of it
 
Bridge 2
I've always wanted more than I could ever have
I only have half of you
I want you entirely
You don't know that I'm looking for love
I can see myself loving you someday
 
Verse 3
We are singles going steady
I want a relationship but you're not ready
I've always wanted more than I could ever have
I only have half of you
I want you entirely
I know that you are looking for love
But you don't love me
 
Bridge 3
I've always wanted more than I could ever have
I only have half of you
I want you entirely
You don't know that I know you're looking for love
I use to be afraid of it
Now I'm not
You've always been open to it
But not with me
 
Chorus 1
Seeing each other is not the same as dating
I really like you
You are different in a good way
My heart is open, you don't have to knock
Just come right in
Many questions run through my mind
I hesitate to ask you some of them
Because I don't know how you would react
So we'll just continue to be singles going steady
 
Chorus 2
Seeing each other is not the same as dating
I really like you
You are different in a good way
My heart is open, you don't have to knock
Just come right in
Many questions run through my mind
I hesitate to ask you some of them
Because I don't know how you would react
So we'll just continue to be singles going steady

Outro
Ba daa daa ba daa daa
Do do e ooh ooh ooh
Ba daa daa ba daa daa
Do do e oh oh oh

Written by B. (2005)
Copyright 2005

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:17 PM

Say Goodbye

Verse 1
Turn all the lights off
And don’t forget to lock the door
The party has come to an end
I walk on these streets
While the rain starts to fall down
And all of a sudden I hear your voice
That is deep inside my mind
But I think it’s just my imagination

Verse 2
I stand alone
Thinking that you were the person you claimed to be
Now I know I was wrong
If being close to you was a crime
Then I’m guilty
If I had known what would happen
I would have made different choices
I would have chosen a different path

Verse 3
Another day will soon arrive
And I will start over
I’ll begin something new
I’m letting go once and for all
You will not hold me back
Through the morning, through the night
I will no longer live in the past
You’ll be the one left behind

Chorus
I gave you all I had
Whenever we were together
But while I was gone
You took my love for granted
It’s too late to turn back now
This is the moment for us to move on
Say goodbye

Written by B. (2003)
Copyright 2003

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:33 PM

Let It Be Me

Verse 1
I’ve seen you hurting
Time and time again
I know what you’re going through
You’re wandering alone
Not knowing where to go
But it just doesn’t dawn on you
Your body aches
And your mind is weak
Everything around you looks bleak
Life has been throwing too many punches at you

Verse 2
I know that you are scared
And you have every right to be
That’s the only way to be brave
I’ll give you a helping hand
Whenever you need to get the job done
There is no reason for you to run
Take a look
I’m not a crook
And I’m not the kind of person that rooks
I’ll be the one who you can always depend on

Verse 3
Everything will be different soon
Once you let me in your life
You will have the chance to breathe again
If you’re looking for a good listener
I’m the person you can come and talk to
No problem’s too big to discuss
Start by trusting yourself
Then rely on me
And everything will come naturally
You will no longer be the one left behind

Verse 4
I’ll guide you anyway I can
I’ll come to your aid when you need to stand
So if you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
Soon memories will not be of fear
And your future will be bright and clear
The thought of leaving has never crossed my mind
I will be easy to find

Chorus
Are you looking for a friend?
Someone who cares for you?
Someone who will be by your side?
Someone who will help you grow?
Someone who laughs with you?
Someone who’ll be there through the bad times?
If you are, let it be me

Written by B. (2000)
Copyright 2000

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:36 PM

They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

Verse 1
We trusted them, we voted for them
We believed in what we were told
They were powerful, they were fearless
They declared war against everyone
We were ignorant as to what was going on
They took advantage of their position
We continue to be complacent
They still control us

Verse 2
We relied on them, we answered to them
At times we received what we deserved
They were nefarious, they were demagogues
They wanted everything for themselves
We were ignorant as to what was going on
They took advantage of their position
We continue to be complacent
They still abuse us

Bridge
We were manipulated as if we were puppets
They saw themselves as our masters
Slavery continued well into the future
Crimes were committed every second
Our right to live was violated
Our right to be free was stolen
Our right to love was denied

Chorus 1
They were wrong, so we drowned
They were misled, so we died

Chorus 2
They were wrong, so we drowned
They were misled, so we died
We paid for the consequences of their actions

Chorus 3
They were wrong, so we drowned
They were misled, so we died
We paid for the consequences of their actions
And ours as well
They were wrong, so we drowned

Written by B.
Copyright

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:37 PM

They'll Never Know

Verse 1
I am prone to feel the way I do
Part of my life is predetermined
Sometimes I am irrational
I don't have much control over myself

Verse 2
How could they do the things they did?
If they truly loved me, they would have acted differently
Then I wouldn't have ended up the way I am

Bridge
The enduring effects of my childhood
Are what I experience every day
They have manifested themselves in a variety of ways
I feel empty
I'm unsure of my identity
Self-destructive impulses have taken over me

Chorus 1
They'll never know how I feel
I'm too afraid to tell them

Chorus 2
They'll never know how I feel
I'm too ashamed to tell them
They'll never know how I feel
Because my scars will not heal

Chorus 3
They'll never know how I feel
I'm too afraid to tell them
They'll never know how I feel

Written by B. (2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:39 PM

Thrill
 
Verse 1
Being next to you is such a thrill
There is no place else I would rather be
You have everything I want
No one comes close to being you
And no one ever will
You have everything I need
My heart tells me that you're the one for me
I certainly agree
 
Verse 2
Your lips are tender
Each time we kiss I remember
The motions in which our bodies move
My heart tells me that you're the one for me
I certainly agree
 
Chorus 1
I have soared up to the sky
I don't want to bring myself down
This is what you have done to me
I am feeling a thrill deep within me
This sensation is indescribable
 
Chorus 2
The look in your eyes is romantically enticing
I will not turn away from you
This is what you have done to me
I am feeling a thrill deep within me
This sensation is indescribable

Written by B. (January 2004)
Copyright 2004

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:43 PM

The Name of The Game

Verse 1
Now, here
See the plan and disappear
There, always
Embrace hope and fight the fear
Today, in this place
Memorize newfound disgrace
Far away, tomorrow
Soak in illusion and push back the sorrow
Adjust the plan and continue to care
Think of being anywhere but here

Verse 2
Good, right
Resolve conflicts with worldly might
Okay, sure
Shift alliances if you prefer
Wait, for now
The right to live will not take a bow
Begin, again
Adoration is not the goal
Adjust the plan and inherit wealth
Become familiar with collective amnesia

Bridge
Confer with your tribes when creating monsters
Debate with your tribes to manage monsters
Manipulate your tribes to exterminate monsters
Rush to the podium to accept your reward
You have lived up to your birthright
Congratulations are in order

Chorus
Undercurrents of hate occupy the land
Natural crowns are the killing kind
Truth and reconciliation is the name of the game
States of minds remain unchanged
Gossip is prime verbal transaction
Defective is reflective in traditional factions
Complexion is regulated along foreign lines
Inaction is your preference, not mine

Written by B. (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)
Copyright 2014

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:46 PM

Construct

Verse 1
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" They asked
"I want to be a flower" She said
"You cannot be a flower" They replied
"I have seen it happen" She said
She's young and ideas are brewing in her blood
Passion is the guiding force
She's fragile and beautifully unconventional
Everything seems possible

Verse 2
Operating with many notes
Different approaches must be considered
Demands on body and mind can be frustrating
Always pull yourself together
Plasticity should never be crafted
When you trust yourself, truth is revealed
Transform your baggage into positive energy
Newfound determination is a progression of vitality

Bridge
Life is a revolving door of madness
Generate hope instead of sadness
Comparison can lead to obsession
Development of identity creates a stable foundation
Brokenness is like ashes falling from the sky
Healing of souls is a delicate process, if you try

Chorus
Construct your aspiration
Strive for confidence
You don't have to look hard
To find magic in the world
Construct your motivation
Strive for clarity
Having a sense of purpose is the critical element
Construct your tranquillity
Strive for peace of mind
Destructive forces continually challenge ways of life

Written by B. (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)
Copyright 2014

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:48 PM

The Love Season

Verse 1
You're everything I need
You are not what I'm looking for
You're the only true friend I've ever had
I want nothing to do with you
The days were long and hot
But the nights were longer and cooler
That didn't change how I felt about you
Until this very moment

Verse 2
Belongings in the hallway
Your dirty clothing in the bathtub
Everything now out in the open
Your heart on your sleeve has company
I grew, I lied
I now know that I should have tried
To stop from drowning in the rain
I've made mistakes repeatedly

Bridge
The warmth, patience and joy
Have all dissipated from ourselves
Piercing winds and unforgiving nights
Have come around again

Chorus 1
Withered and bruised
How dare you take me for granted
How dare you take advantage of me
I wanted to see you shine
As you became more of yourself
I fell in love with you

Chorus 2
It was you and I against the world
It was you and I feeling alive
At the height of the love season

Written by B. (2007)
Copyright 2007

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:51 PM

Oh, D

Verse 1
Obscure and emotionally incomplete
Away from social defeat
But not you
They've had you for a decade
While I just found out
Jealousy continues to abound

Verse 2
Leather and sportish gear
Preference is for all things bare
Your favourite game is tag
I so wish I could have been your regular challenger
Passion continues to abound

Verse 3
You are driven inside
But you're not attempting to hide it from me
You touched me more deeply
More than just a tap on my shoulder
But you're inside my head
Your roughness will not be forgotten
Oh, D, can you please help me?

Chorus
You're just what I've wanted
For all of this time
But couldn't attain it
You're modifying your foundation
Adding layers to your core away from here
Oh, D, you're vanishing

Written by B. (Sunday, April 15, 2012)
Copyright 2012

ghaw2007 11-19-2014 04:54 PM

With You

Verse 1
Chilly reply with feeling
Intention was to meet up in a group
But I declined
There was no interest in the other guy
I was unsure by what you had to offer
So I just said "No"

Verse 2
Second chances are rare but always good
Especially when the outcome is fruitful
I knew just what to expect
But you were better than the thoughts I envisioned

Bridge
High intensity encounters are great
But experiencing them with you is better
You let me know things
And your thoughts are clear
Thank you for sharing them with me

Chorus 1
With you I will always say "Yes"
Being next to you
Is where I want to be

Chorus 2
With you I will always say "Yes"
I am not intimidated by you

Chorus 3
With you I will always say "Yes"
I will show you who I am
Appreciate every moment with you
Even when nothing is spoken

Written by B. (Sunday, April 15, 2012)
Copyright 2012


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