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Old 04-13-2016, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shadows5 song lyric collection

All of the following songs have music written and recorded as well. I write a wide range of lyrics and songs from folk/alt country to metal. It just depends upon the voices in my head at the time the lyrics come out.

Wiilliam

He slept out on the streets

For better than 15 years

Hopelessly lost in a bottle

Trying to make the memories fade away

His face void of expression

His heart an empty shell

He had nothing else worth losing

He had only his story to tell

I met him outside a liquor store

He was to proud to beg for change

I went in and bought him a bottle

I wanted to know what made him this way

He said his name was William

And he hadn’t always been like this

He once had a wife and family

Nice house and a couple of kids

Did three tours of duty

Fighting in a foreign land

And no matter how hard he tried

He came back a changed man

Drowning himself in a bottle

Fighting a battle he could not win

Got in a bit of trouble

Ended up in the pen

His wife up and left him

Took the boys and was gone for good

Hadn’t seen them in 25 years

Didn’t know if he would if he could

I told him I had lost my father

When I was very young

My mother told me he lost his life

At the wrong end of a gun

Now William lives under the bridge

With an old dog he calls shoe

He just sits and drinks the days away

Since he has nothing better to do

I spent a lot of time with William that year

Sitting under that dirty old bridge

We shared some laughs

Told stories of our past

And shed a few hard tears

I offered William to come stay with me

Since I was living all alone

He just looked at me with a tear in his eye

And said no, this is where I belong

INSTRUMENTAL

Early one Sunday morning

I heard the news on my T.V.

They said they had found a vagrant

Deceased on 16th street

I ran all the way to the bridge

Hoping it wasn’t true

But lying right where William used to sit

Was only his old dog Shoe

I sat and buried my face in my hands

And cried like a little child

Shoe came over and laid his head in my lap

To comfort me for awhile

When I got up to leave

I told Shoe to come along

He could come live at my home

Since William now was gone

He began to bark and lead me

To a small opening in the rocks

I reached inside and in my hand

I felt an old metal box

From Shoes old dirty collar

Hung a rusty lock box key

He lowered his head, shook his collar around

And gave it to me

I opened the box and peered inside

At some letters and medals from the war

But underneath there was an old envelope

That held so much more

I removed an old tattered photograph

And held it in my hand

My knees nearly buckled

I could barely stand

I sat on the ground beside his old dog

And through tear filled eyes could see

The little boy sitting on Williams lap

That little boy was me


He said his name was William



-end-


Shadows



Verse
I hear their Voices in the darkness
Their shadows follow me around the room
Dark Visions dance through my mind
As They call to me through the gloom
I Feel the cold as they enter my heart
Bringing their pain and regrets
The chill it rolls down my spine
As I break out in a cold sweat
The road to their perdition
Has taken a detour through my heart
They fill me with their attestations
While they're tearing my soul apart

Chorus
I'm not you! (But you're gonna be) <------sung by backup or on second vocal track
I'm not you! (But you're gonna be)
I'm not you! (But you're gonna be)

(slowly)
And now I begin to wander..........(drawn out)

Verse
They slowly filled me with their rage
As they trapped me deep within their cage
My heart that was once filled with desire
Has now been filled with Hells own fire
I will continue the tradition of their deeds and lore
Or my soul will be from it's core tore
In this pit my lot was cast
I will forever live within their past

Verse
I hear their Voices in the darkness
Their shadows follow me around the room
Dark Visions dance through my mind
As They speak to me through the gloom
My eyes have now been emptied
Of what little life they had left
My body has been atrophied
Yet I am filled with no regrets
The un-forgiven ones now have spoken
And chosen me as their pawn
They have planted their seed within my heart
In the hopes that it will spawn

Chorus 2
The Hate (that's within their souls)
The hate (which has taken it's toll)
The hate (it's removed me from my mind)
The Hater (that has carried on through time)

Guitar lead up to next section

Chorus
But Im' not you! ( you're gonna be)
I'm not you! (But you're gonna be)
I'm not you! (But you're gonna be)

Now I've begun to wander
Now I've begun to wander
Now I've begun to wander

end with guitar final




Road Trip

verse:

Leaving outta Louisiana
in a stolen Cadillac
Told my Ma and Pa
I aint never coming back
I shot that deputy sheriff
cause he was trying to take me in
I already gave'em ten years of my life
I ain't livin in a cell again
Papa said son I wish that you would
surely change your mind
I blew my mama a kiss
and left her on the front porch cryin

chorus:
Heading down into Texas
All the way to San Antone
If they catch me down in Texas
That will be where they lay my bones

verse:
I took off in that caddy
with a hundred dollars and my gun
somehow I always knew
I'd live life on the run
made it just north of Waco town
me and that caddy were runnin dry
pulled into that liquor store
with a sign said Texas sky
I shot that clerk behind the counter
put two bullets in his head
before he hit the floor
I knew that he was dead
really didn't want to kill that man
it just happened way to fast
I told him to hand it over
but he wouldn't give me the cash
he reached for that old shotgun
but I already had my 45
If he would have just give it up
he would still be alive
I grabbed up all the cash
a bottle of whiskey and a quart of gin
jumped in that cadillac
and was on the road again

chorus:
Heading down into Texas
All the way to San Antone
If they catch me down in Texas
That will be where they lay my bones

verse:
Just south of San Marcos
that whiskey was kickin in
my eyes was gettin heavy
and my head was startin to spin
pulled into a cheap motel
lookin for a place to rest my head
stumbled into that dingy room
and passed out on the bed
probably should have known
they would be trying to track me down
especially after what I did
up north of Waco town

chorus:
Heading down into Texas
All the way to San Antone
If they catch me down in Texas
That will be where they lay my bones

verse:
just around the break of day
that sheriff busted in my door
I shot him right between the eyes
and dropped him to the floor
his deputies rushed in behind him
and shot me full of lead
the skinny one pulled out his black jack
and smacked me in the head
four bullet holes a busted skull
and my arm shredded by their dog
they wheeled me into that courtroom
with my head still in a fog
judge wasn't showing no mercy
he only had one goal
send my coonass up to Huntsville
death without parole

chorus:
Heading down into Texas
All the way to San Antone
If they catch me down in Texas
That will be where they lay my bones



I will add more later......I have a bunch of them
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default about my dogs and how they saved me from myself

CHORUS
Unconditional love
Was what you gave me
Unconditional love
Was how you saved me

VERSE
When you finally found me
I was a shell of my former self
Through your eyes you could see me
When I could not see my self
I still do not understand
The one I had become
Living in a world of shattered dreams
I had become undone

CHORUS
Unconditional love
Was what you gave me
Unconditional love
Was how you saved me

VERSE
You showed me what I was missing
And I could not find myself
Through all those years of searching
I had put my heart upon a shelf
You taught me how to love again
When I did'nt think it could be done
You thawed this heart of ice and stone
With the heat of a thousand suns

CHORUS
Unconditional love
Was what you gave me
Unconditional love
Was how you saved me

BRIDGE WITH SOLO

CHORUS
Unconditional love
Was what you gave me
Unconditional love
Was how you saved me

VERSE
I pray this love never ending
And that this feeling will never fade
It was this love that I was seeking
And now I see the difference you have made

CHORUS TO END WITH FADE
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default About the recovery process from addiction that I am still going through

I know I did you wrong
Time after time
year after year
But you know that wasn't me
I was living behind a mask
lost within my soul
enveloped in a darkness
that would not let me go
I have no right to ask
and you can simply walk away
watch me fail from a distance
let me die another day
BRIDGE
But if you ever loved me
and if you ever cared
give me one more chance
and listen to what I have to say
CHORUS
Help me now because I'm falling
Trying to live this life one moment at a time
Help me now because I'm falling
won't you reach out yor hand
and pull me back in line
VERSE
I can see the light
at the end of this long dark road
but I can't seem to get there
I just can't make it on my own
it seems my legs just won't carry me
where in my heart I know I need to go
my inner light has been burnt away
by a needle and a hole
BRIDGE
But if you ever loved me
and if you ever cared
give me one more chance
and listen to what I have to say
CHORUS
Help me now because I'm falling
Trying to live this life one moment at a time
Help me now because I'm falling
won;t you reach out your hand
and pull me back in line
VERSE
it all started so long ago
when we were oh so young
just a glance through the looking glass
and the unraveling had begun
the time has slipped away
like the sun below the waves
I'm a sailor on a stormy sea
and I know I must be brave
BRIDGE
But if you ever loved me
and if you ever cared
give me one more chance
and listen to what I have to say
CHORUS
Help me now because I'm falling
Trying to live this life one moment at a time
Help me now because I'm falling
won't you reach out your hand
and pull me back in line
Help me now because I'm falling
Trying to live this life one moment at a time
Help me now because I'm falling
won't you reach out your hand
and pull me back in line
BRIDGE
But if you ever loved me
and if you ever cared
give me one more chance
and listen to what I have to say
CHORUS
Help me now because I'm falling
Trying to live this life one moment at a time
Help me now because I'm falling
won't you reach out your hand
and pull me back in line
and pull me back in line
please pull me back in line
END WITH GUITAR RINGING

Last edited by Shadows5; 04-14-2016 at 10:09 PM. Reason: lyrics got chopped on copy and paste
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