Fastball Mercenary Girl

Oh Mexico

All the time

Dreamin’ all about Acapulco

And a sweet thing on my mind

Mogadishu sunrise

Low above the sea

All of those lawyers in California

Won’t bring her back to me

Back to me

Back to me

Oh Mercenary Girl

Of all the lowdown places in the world

To be stuck inside of a phone booth

Hangin’ on the end of a line

While this civil war keeps ragin’ in my mind

Oh Mary Mary

I think you’re fine

‘Cause you can mix a margarita

From a bottle of turpentine

Just between noon and midnight

That’s when the battle rages on

Mama I just gotta make one more call

And I’ll be here with you all night long

All night long

All night long

Oh Mercenary Girl

Of all the lowdown places in the world

To be livin’ in another city

Comin’ from another time

I know it’s a cold cruel world

But you’re eyes look soft and kind

And this civil war keeps ragin’ in my mind

Oh Mercenary Girl

Oh Mercenary Girl

Oh Mercenary Girl

Oh Mercenary Girl

Fastball Damaged Goods

Try to stop the world spinning ’round

My phone bill will tell you she lives out of town

It’s been a long, long time but still I dream

Of warm sunny days on 12th and Lorraine

I wish you were here right now….but then

I know I should just leave you alone

I should just leave you alone

I know I should just leave you alone

I should just leave you along

The ground moved under me

I pushed her away with the things I’d say

God’s face grew

Earthquake size

And I can’t cross our great divide

I wanna live inside….but then

I know I should just leave you alone

I should just leave you alone

Fastball Nowhere Road

There’s trouble on the subway

There’s something on the track

There’s a dead end waiting and

We can’t go back

So take it to the highway

Head back and open wide

Step right up and take a nowhere ride

[Chorus:]

It’s a nowhere road

It’s a nowhere road

No matter where it goes it’s a

Nowhere road

It’s a nowhere road and I’m tired

It’s a nowhere job and I’m fired

It don’t matter what they say

You can’t get there going this way

From L.A. to Miami

And all points in between

Look outside you get the same old scene

You take it to the highway

You travel far and wide

Caterpillars carving up the country side

[Chorus]

It’s a nowhere road and I’m tired

[Repeat]

Fastball Fire Escape

Well I don’t wanna be President

Superman or Clark Kent

I don’t wanna walk ’round in their shoes

‘Cause I don’t know who’s side I’m on

I don’t know my right from wrong

I don’t know where I’m going to

I don’t know about you

[Chorus:]

I’ll be the rain falling on your fire escape

And I may not be the man you want me to

I can be myself, how ’bout you?

I don’t wanna make you mad

I don’t wanna meet your dad

I don’t wanna be your dream come true

‘Cause I don’t know just what I’ve found

I don’t know my sky from ground

I don’t know where I’m going to

I don’t know about you

[Chorus]

[Repeat Chorus]

I can be myself, how ’bout you?

I can be myself

How ’bout you?

Fastball Make Your Mama Proud

I can still recall a time you were not so far behind

You were only 15 and you still had piece of mind

Now you’re pushing 31, duty calls you come and run

When will this be over? When, when will you be gone?

I’ll be your man child to be tough

Once is never quite enough

Giving twenty minutes in between

If you know what I mean

You gotta give if you wanna get

Never let ’em see you sweat

You may cry and you may bleed

But only if the punch is from me

Why do you back down in the face of a fist fight?

I kick myself for caring about you

You may one day go the distance, you might come around

If you be yourself, well you can make your mama proud

When you get the energy you can place a call to me

My number’s in the phone book and I’m not too hard to find

I still live in the same old place, I still got that same old face

I can give you more than twenty minutes of my time

I’ll be your man child to be tough

Once is never quite enough

Giving twenty minutes in between

Why do you back down in the face of a fist fight?

I kick myself for caring about you

You may one day go the distance, you might come around

If you be yourself, well you can make your mama proud

If you be yourself, well you can make your mama proud

If you be yourself, well you can make your mama proud

Fastball Our Misunderstanding

Rip out the trees and plant your flag

Now I know just where you stand

Nature means nothing to you

Something that you can’t control

And we make ourselves miserable

Trying to fill the hole

It’s sad that our misunderstanding

Has turned into a war

I don’t know you anymore

How was I supposed to know

I was steppin’ on your toes

The momentum builds to a fever pitch

Talkin’ but I just can’t hear

Watchin’ our problems multiply

Wishin’ they would disappear

It’s sad that our misunderstanding

Has turned into a war

I don’t know you anymore, anymore

And our love got lost in the translation

And when I see you out

You’re a stranger to me now

You’re a stranger to me now

I, I wish I could talk to you

I wish I could make you see

How much I care

How much you mean to me

That our misunderstanding

Has turned into a war

I don’t know you anymore, anymore

And our love got lost in the translation

And when I see you out

You’re a stranger to me now

You’re a stranger to me now

Fastball Goodbye

Digging a hole down in your room

I watched you disappear too young, too soon

And you run out of stories to keep them entertained

All of the vampires forgot your name

You forgot why you came here today

And so you ran away I said, bye bye bye

When the world has passed you by

I will never forget your name, do you know why?

Millions of people know what you did

But when it hit you, you ran and hid

From the money and muscle rules of the game

They bought your face boy, they bought your name

You forgot why you came here today

And so you ran away I said, bye bye bye

When the world has passed you by

I will never forget your name, do you know why?

You forgot why you came here today

And so you ran away I said, bye bye bye

When the world has passed you by

I will never forget your name, do you know why? Why?

I said, bye bye bye

When the world has passed you by

I will never forget your name, do you know why?

Fastball Slow Drag

Slow drag off a cigarette

Slow drag and I’m lying in my bed

All the world is sleeping like a baby tonight

I wanna lay you down

In the ground. Allright

Slow drag and I can’t get up now

Slow drag. You’ve been messing with my mind

All the world is sleeping like a baby tonight

I wanna see you dead

Laying in the muddy ground

You’re nothing to me

Nothing to me

Nothing to me no more

All the world is sleeping like a baby tonight

I wanna see you dead

Laying in the muddy ground

You’re nothing to me

Nothing to me

Nothing to me no more

Fastball Lender

Peel me off a fiver

That stack looks pretty thick

Money takes some time

To make me spend it all too quick

And I’ll try to remember

That this is just a lender

Till I’m on my feet, back in the car

I won’t forget who my friends are

You were always there when I needed you

I can be there too

Loan me fifteen dollars

My wallet’s getting thin

My rent is due and I know that you

Have recently come in

To a large amount of money

Hey, man, can you make that 20?

Till I’m on my feet, back in the car

I won’t forget who my friends are

You were always there when I needed you

I can be there too

Hey, haven’t you heard, didn’t you know?

I cleaned up six weeks ago

I’m on the straight and narrow track

And I can’t pay you back

Till I’m on my feet, back in the car

I won’t forget who my friends are

You were always there when I needed you

I can be there too

Oh, hey, how ya doing?

No, I did not forget

I promised I would pay you back

But I ain’t got it yet

And you don’t have to sweat it

I’ll call you when I get it

When I’m on my feet, back in the car

I won’t forget who my friends are

I’m on the straight and narrow track

I’ll remember to pay you back

You were always there when I needed you

I can be there too

Fastball Just Another Dream

I thought that I was a shining star

I thought that I was a newborn king

I thought I could make the world explode

I thought I could make the ocean freeze

I knew that I wasn’t thinking right

Now I know how I got it wrong

I’d take it all back but they tell me that you can’t go back in time

Back in time

Climbing up the tree

To make it to the moon

Staring at the sun

Waste another day

Share it with a friend

Together on a cloud

It’s just another dream

I was trapped in my hotel room

I could not get my suitcase packed

I was late for the shuttle downstairs to take me to you

But my shirts came to life and I cried

I felt like a naked man

There were no numerals on the doors

I was lost in the fog

All a sudden I was flying to another world

Another world

Climbing up the tree

To make it to the moon

Staring at the sun

Waste another day

Share it with a friend

Together on a cloud

It’s just another dream

Temporarily blinded

I tried following the sound of your voice

The competent hallway collapsed and I woke up to see your face

See your face

Sleeping through the night

You never make a sound

Wonder where you go

Wonder who you are

I don’t mean to pry

I know I shouldn’t care

It’s just another dream

Climbing up the tree

To make it to the moon

Staring at the sun

Waste another day

Share it with a friend

Together on a cloud

It’s just another dream

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It’s just another dream

Just another dream

Just another dream

Just another dream

Just another dream

Just another dream

It’s just another dream

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