Five For Fighting America Town

I know I should be happy in your land

It’s not all that wild to me

Not that I want to be any other where

I know its hell out there

Here in the borders of America Town

All of the dollies are spinning round and round

Hail to the chief

Lets just drag them all down

There’s got to be a hero somewhere

Used to get annoyed at the fire and the flag

Now it just seems old to me

(Everyone is old to me)

And I know we’d kick your ass

But first I’ll take a nap tonight

And know someone’s looking out for me

Here in the borders of America Town

All of the dollies are spinning round and round

Hail to the chief

Lets just drag them all down

There’s got to be a hero somewhere

I tried it

I’ve seen it

I bought it all

Not that I’m upset

I can still make my bet on the basketball game

And I got my spare change

I’m even O.K. with the hoodlums on the hill

They’re in my will

Like her and you

Whom and who

In America Town

We all spin around

In America Town

I’m really not down:

We all spin around

In America Town

America Town

America Town

Five For Fighting Easy Tonight

You were wrong

You were right

You are gone

Tonight

You were free

So alive

You were wrong

You were right

You were down

You could see

You wore hearts

for me

You were sharp

Sharp as knives

You were wrong

You were right

Shot down: said you never had the chance

Took a ride on a suicide romance

Could have sworn there was somebody home

To facilitate the great unknown

Woman, I ain’t going to meet you anywhere

Don’t know where I’m going yet:

But I sure am getting there

Shotgun fire: anybody home

I got two dimes in the telephone

Alright: It’s not easy tonight

You were bound

You were free

You wear black

for me

You were dark

Dark as night

You were wrong

You were right

Shot down: said you never had the chance

Took a ride on a suicide romance

Could have sworn there was somebody home

To facilitate the great unknown

But woman, I ain’t going to meet you anywhere

Don’t know where I’m going yet:But I sure am getting there

Shotgun fire: anybody home

I got two dimes in the telephone

Alright: It’s not easy tonight

She’s In. Over my head:and it’s not easy it’s not easy tonight

Shotgun fire: anybody home

I got two dimes in the telephone

Alright: It’s not easy tonight

You were free:Now your not:You were free

Five For Fighting Slice

There was a time a long, long time ago

Chevys and levees played on the radio

No cell phones, just 20,000 lights

Swaying on a saturday night alright

Can you imagine that slice of time

Rock and roll was young

People stood in line

To hear music that played into their lives

That you could carry till the day you die

Hey man sing me a song

When we were everyone

We were more than just a slice of American Pie

Have you read my blog today

300 million little USA’s

Your doorstep is just a click away

We’ll get together one of these days

How can you be as nice as me

You’re not from the same slice as me

Where do we go from here my friend

Is this the way our story ends

Hey man sing me a song

When we were everyone

We were more than just a slice of American Pie

I can’t stop singing along..

Can you join in… come on

Are we more than just a slice of American Pie

We’re top down lovers

It’s saturday night

The band’s running

And it feels so right

The moon’s dancing and the stars are free

I caught your heart on a summer breeze

Whatever was or what’s meant to be

Our melodies are memories

There was a time a long, long time ago

Chevys and levees played on the radio

No cell phones, just 20,000 lights

Swaying on a saturday night alright

Hey man sing me a song

When we were everyone

We were more than just a slice of American Pie

I can’t stop singing along

Can you join in, come on

Are we more than just a slice of American Pie

We’re more than a slice

We’re more than just a slice of American Pie

Five For Fighting Augie Nieto

Augie Nieto’s got a story to tell you

Though it’s hard to hear him speak

He caught Lou Gehrig rounding third one day

Now he’s happy as he’ll ever be

He’s running through the night

He’ll die before he sleeps

Augie’s found what I’ve been looking for

Augie Nieto can tell you he loves you

He’s two wheels close to God

His captain Lynn sailing by his side

He’ll never leave you lost

Though his arms can’t squeeze you tight

He’ll hold you when you sleep

Augie’s found what I’ve been looking for

Hey yeah, Hey yeah

Take it any way it goes

Hey yeah, Hey yeah

Open up your never mind

Open up your mind

Augie Nieto has never been happier

You got to see to believe

He caught Lou Gehrig rounding third one day

Now he’s carrying the whole team

It’s not the breaths you take

It’s how to breathe

Augie’s found what I’ve been looking for

Augie’s found what I’ve been looking for

Five For Fighting The Last Great American (New Last Verse (9/15/2001))

Mr. Merry cries in his coffin for days he says he can remember

And through the town the pallbearers sing old songs

Of a beautiful and purple mountain

From every walk of life we’ve come to see the Last Great American

May I now present you the speaker

Friends he was a man of men, a man of gold

He had a how do you say ethical like sense

That’s when the President started to giggle

Then the children gave the blessing

Though the service weren’t half done

Each of them sued the other one

For the last great American

Mr. Reaches up and we bow our heads

He pulls the lid on down as his stone is read

Here lies our Merry the man with the heart so spent

That in this day and age is sick of living

Then the funeral pyre was shattered

And the world became undone

The mourners raised their heads up

As the crowd began to run

Then everybody stopped…

…to the beating of a drum.

For through the smoke and morning sun

Stands the Last Great American

Five For Fighting Do You Mind

DO YOU MIND IF I ASK YOU A QUESTION

DO YOU MIND IF I SWEAR NOT TO HURT YOU

DO YOU MIND IF I DON’T PISS ON YOUR BED

DO YOU MIND IF I BRING HER STILL WITH ME

DO YOU MIND IF I FORGET AND THANK YOU

DO YOU MIND IF I JUGGLE THE MEANING

DO YOU CARE THAT I ONLY WEAR SILVER

DO YOU CARE THAT SET ONLY STONE

ARE YOU ANGRY THE YOU I’M ADOPTING

IS ONLY A PRETENSE AT HOME

DO YOU MIND IF I MAKE YOU WEAR EARRINGS

LIKE SHE DID, LIKE YOU DID BEFORE

DO YOU MIND FOR I THINK I STILL LOVE YOU

DO YOU MIND

ALWAYS HAVE

EVERMORE

Five For Fighting Nobody

Take off your shoes… Take off yourself

Take off your rented mental health

Take off your raincoat… settle down

Take off your nightmare and your frown

There is a place for you to go

To see another ringer in a rock show

Take my pretense for a time

Cause I want to say to you

I’m nobody without you…buddy

My long lost friend

If you’re not here to hear me scream

Am I silent like a dream

Where all the dragons are my friends

Each night we meet our bitter ends

Do I need you to make me real

Like Wheeler spinning his own wheel

Quantum strings within my brain

Popping sanities insane

I’m nobody without you…buddy

My long lost friend

Not everybody has a brain

Not everybody’s going sane

Not everybody wishes well

Not everybody’s heaven’s hell

Sometimes there’s someone to blame

Sometimes a place for shame

Sometimes good’s better than bad

Sometimes good’s better than bad

Sometimes good’s better than bad

Sometimes you’re better than me

Heaven fell on herself tonight

As the devil met me in the wishing well

And in that moment I found myself knowing

That in the end it’s just about you and me

Nothing smaller or larger

Though dragons are good for the soul

Nothing can be better than baring yourself for another…

Open for scrutiny, ridicule, and indulgence

Therein lies the balls, and the mind, and the heart…

As fear is truly the Mindkiller…

When nothing is left…

Everything is gained…

You see I wish I was a poet

But I know as we go round and round

Though endings are never ever happy

It’s the happy moments along the way

That in the end

Make it…ok…

Five For Fighting Infidel

Heaven fell from the sky tonight

There were virgins in my backyard chasing angels with fire sticks…

Heaven fell on herself tonight

And Moses lay in pieces from some 17-year-old bomb…

Here we go…someone’s knocking at my window

Here we go…I didn’t ask for this shit…

Here we go…someone’s knocking at my window

Here we go…I didn’t ask for it…ask for it…ask for it…

Heaven fell from the sky tonight

And the whole damn world invited themselves to my Sunday BBQ…

Heaven fell and it’s not all right

And God won’t dare show his face from of the bottom of my swimming pool…

Here we go…someone’s knocking in my window

Here we go…I didn’t ask for this shit

Here we go…someone’s knocking at my window

Here we go…I didn’t ask for it…ask for it…ask for it…

La lee be la lee

La lee be lo

Here comes the fire trucks… open the show

Here in the spotlight…which way did they go…

Which way did they go…

Heaven fell on herself tonight…

Five For Fighting Angels & Girlfriends

I met her down at a Pineapple Parking lot

She said I love you more

I said I love you not

And all the while I stood in line at the paint shop

She said I’ll take you where you’ll never go again

I’ll be your only love

You’ll be my only friend

And for your time I’ll let you dine at my office

Angels never come for free

If you know what I know you know what I mean

You can love em now – you can love em later

Girlfriends never fall for fun

They can tie you up make you come undone

You can learn to fly – But you can’t create her

She led me down though a forest of wooden chairs

As she ate my lunch I looked out for bears

And in a sense you could say she snared my attention

She said I am your perfect finality

And as I got her off she got off her knees

And for my grind I got honorable mention

Everybody needs one

Everybody’s bound

Everybody swings upon the Marry-Go-Around

Girlfriends never fall for fun

They can tear you up make you come undone…

[harmonica]

So now I’m stuck in this pineapple parking lot

I had what I was now I’m what I got

And if I may… may I lend you some kind of direction

If you go you may never come back again

She’s my only love

She my only friend

And for that there is no kind of protection

Everybody needs one…

Everybody’s bound

Everybody swings and meanwhile Mary Goes Around

Angels never come for free

If you know what I know you know what I mean

1st you hate to love and then you love to hate her

Girlfriends never fall alone

Now you know what I know you know what I’ve known

I’ll see you now…and I’ll see you later

I’ll see you later

I think I can save her

I wish I could date her

Five For Fighting Love Can’t Change The Weather

Love comes in, Love goes out

Moves in circles, Roundabout

We’ve been tired;

We can’t take it anymore

Love can’t change the weather

She says I’m out of my mind, over my head

Love can’t change the weather

But I’ll rise to shade the sun when it blinds your eyes

Love is born, Love is dead

Runs in colours, Blues and reds

We can’t die;

We can’t waste it anymore

Love in me, Loving you

Makes it better, when love is true

We are one;

We can face any storm

Love can’t change the weather

She says I’m out of my mind, over my head

Love can’t change the weather

But I’ll be holding you when the rain walks in

Holding on…

And if you’re wondering;

What is my take on this

If you’re wondering

I’m out of my mind, over my head

But I’ll shade the sun if it blinds your eyes

Love can’t change the weather

But I stand holding your heart, Keeping your hand

Love can’t change the weather

I believe no act of God is stronger than you and me

Love comes in, Love goes out

We can’t die…