Glen Hansard Wheels On Fire

Well you say, you won

You’ll work until the work is done

I don’t see you lift a hand

To help out one of your fellow man

And they’re using us up again

But I won’t be no puppet on a string

Your wheels on fire

Your one desire

Is to roll and rule over everyone

Come on let them do it

We see right through it

You can roll and rule

But we will overcome

You say, you won

The talk until all the talk is done

I see you move your mouth

But I hear nothing of any weight come out

And you’re calling

On out the [?] again

You’re talking, talking

But you’re not really saying anything

Your wheels on fire

Your one desire

Is to bend and twist every little thing we’ve done

Come on and do it

We see right through it

You can bend and twist

And we’ll be holding strong

You’re building us up just to tear us down

You think that nothing’s gonna stop you now

But I hear you’re preaching from a nervous throne

Your wheels on fire

Your one desire

Is to point and push your will on everyone

Come on and do it

It’s so like you

You can point and push

But we will overcome

Your wheels on fire

Your one desire

Is to turn and twist [?]

Come on and try it

But no-one buys it

You can turn and twist

But we will overcome

We will overcome

Glen Hansard Maybe Not Tonight

Echoes of another time

Playing lightly on my mind

There’s many rivers still cross

To temper bitterness and loss,

Though what you say is true

This might be it for me and you

Maybe we can draw that line

Maybe another time.

Well I wanna do what’s right

But maybe not tonight.

Memories of another town

Those pretty eyes, that pretty frown.

In the long grass where we lay

And let the whole world fall away.

And though in time we’ve walked apart,

You were always in my heart

Maybe we should say goodbye

But maybe not tonight.

I remember you were just a child

Burning brightly and running wild

We married on an August night

No priest, no church, just the big moon shining bright.

Maybe we should be moving on,

And figure what is done is done

Maybe we should break those vows

Ah, but maybe not right now

Maybe we should do what’s right

But baby not tonight.

Maybe we should both just do what’s right

But baby not tonight.

Glen Hansard Her Mercy

When you’re kneeling through the hours,

And you’re doubting your given powers,

And when you’re ready for her mercy,

And you’re worthy,

It will come

When you’re sneaking round the back door,

And she’s waiting for you no more,

And when you’re ready for her mercy,

And you’re worthy,

It will come

When the birds are just tuning up still,

And the dawn breaks on your windowsill,

And when you’re ready for her mercy,

And you’re worthy,

It will come

It will come

When you’re broken,

When your heart is finally open,

When you’re down,

Down and troubled,

When you’re lost among the rubble

Well, there’s sugar on the old spoon,

Let’s do that two-step around your front room,

And when you’re ready for her mercy,

And you’re worthy,

It will come

Mercy, mercy, coming to you,

Feel her beauty flowing through you

She will unbind you, set the word free.

Mercy, Mercy

Mercy, mercy, coming to you,

Feel her beauty flowing through you

She will unbind you, set the word free.

Mercy, Mercy

Glen Hansard McCormack’s Wall

Well, I’ve not been honest, darlin’,

No, I’ve not been straight at all.

Well, I beg your pardon;

The night we jumped McCormack’s Wall

I was so happy just to be with you

I would have said anything at all.

Now I could scream your name

Till you do the same,

But I know you won’t respond

Well, here we are.

What can we do?

La din da…

I’m gonna ride black river

With the lark in the morning

And the dew upon the dawn,

Well, a-home we came a-crawling

With our sickness and our song

For all guitar makers;

for the prisoners and the law;

And the fine wine drinkers

Who drank their bellies raw;

And to all the good samaritans,

Whoever found us in the dark;

And to all who’ve been

Or come between

The lovers in the park;

And to all the Ó Díomasaigh singers

With their roots in holy ground.

And forgiveness still lingers

In the bells above the town.

Well, here we are.

What’s there to do?

La din la…

I’m gonna ride on black river

Well, this is a song of drinking,

And for a drink it will be sung,

And I’ll sing it right, and I’ll say goodnight

Unless they’re serving another one

Glen Hansard Didn’t He Ramble

Didn’t he ramble?

Didn’t he roam?

Didn’t he wander

So far from his home?

And didn’t he go down

In the dark for too long?

And don’t he look good now

Singing his song

Didn’t he teach ya?

And didn’t we learn?

Didn’t he reach out

Beyond all return?

And didn’t he go down?

Take it all to the grave

And don’t he felt well now

With the choice that he made

Didn’t he ramble?

Didn’t he roam?

Didn’t he wander

So far from home?

Didn’t he teach us?

Didn’t we learn?

Didn’t he reach out

Beyond all return?

Didn’t he ramble?

And didn’t he stray?

Didn’t he wander

So far away?

And didn’t he come back?

Oh not like before

And don’t we look good now

In the clothes that he wore?

Didn’t he ramble?

Didn’t he roam?

Didn’t he wander

So far from his home?

Didn’t he teach us?

And didn’t we learn?

Didn’t he reach out

Beyond all return?

Didn’t he ramble?

Didn’t he roam?

Didn’t he wander

So far from home?

Didn’t he teach us?

Didn’t we learn?

Didn’t he reach out

Beyond all return?

Didn’t he ramble?

And didn’t he stray?

Didn’t he wander

So far away?

Didn’t he ramble?

Didn’t he ramble?

Didn’t he ramble?

Glen Hansard High Hope

I’m workin’ on the high hope

And if it all works out, you might just see me

Or hear from me in a while

I’m gonna make it across this tight rope

And I’m comin’ for my prize

No more I’ll be waitin’ ’round

While life just passes by

Maybe when our hearts realign

Maybe when we’ve both had some time

I’m gonna see you there

I’m gonna see you there, lay

Where we can be natural, lay

‘Cause I’ve been livin’ in the half life

Not sure which way to turn

Why must a man lose everything

To find out what he wants

I’m gonna wait until it feels right

And when that time has come

Wild horses won’t keep me back

From where you have gone

Maybe when we’re both old and wise

Maybe when our hearts have had some time

I’m gonna see you there

I’m gonna see you there, lay

Where we can be natural, lay

After all we’ve seen

We can do anything, lay

Where your heart is strong

Where we can go on and on, lay

Where your good times gone

Where we are forever young, lay

Where your heart is strong

Where we can go on and on, lay, lay!

I wanna see you there

Glen Hansard Setting Forth

Darling, there’s no good time

To bring this up

We’ve got so much riding

On this love

Girl, there’s been a distance

And your words are so unclear

And these lies and your resistance

They gotta disappear

Well I’m setting forth

With my instinct

I’m setting forth

With my doubts

I’m letting go

Of us completely

Yeah, I’m getting out

And I don’t know where all of this is gonna leave us

But it’s time we both found out

Darling, it’s been a lifetime

We’ve been turning the other way

Surely this is the right time

To wind down the shadow play

Let not fortune find us

With shackles on our hands

I’d rather leave it all behind us

I wonder if we can?

Well I’m setting forth

With my instinct

I’m setting forth

With my doubts

I’m letting go

Of everything

That tries to stop me now

And I don’t know where fortune is gonna find us

But its time for finding out

Cause I’m setting forth

With my instinct

I’m setting forth

With my doubts

I’m letting go

Of you completely

Yeah, I’m setting out

And I don’t know where all of this is gonna leave us

But its time we both find out

And I don’t know where fortune is gonna find us

It’s not for me to know right now

And I don’t know where time is gonna take us

But I can’t let that stop me now

I can’t let that stop me now

Glen Hansard Hold On Magnolia

Hold on Magnolia to that great highway

No one should have to be that strong

But if you’re stubborn like me

I know what you’re trying to be

Hold on Magnolia, I hear that station bell ring

You might be holding the last light I see

Before the dark finally gets a hold of me

Hold on Magnolia to the thunder and the rain

And to the lightning that has just signed my name to the bottom line

Hold on Magnolia to that great highway

No one should have to be that strong

But if you’re stubborn like me

I know what you’re trying to be

Hold on Magnolia, I hear that lonesome whistle glow

Hold on Magnolia, I think its almost time

Hold on Magnolia, I think its almost time

I think its almost time

Glen Hansard Step Out Of The Shadows

We’re all bound by certain forces

The same as any one

Step out of the shadows

My little one

There’s a change a surely comin’

A will that will be done

Step out of the shadows

My little one

Will you step out of the shadows

My little one

Silent river, roll on

When the levees weak you’re gonna break it

Silent river, deep and long

Stay the road you’re gonna make it

Well a flames been handed on now

To a new wave rising strong

Step out of the shadows

My little one

There’s a balance to be righted

The road goes on and on

Step out of the shadows

My little one

Will you step out of the shadows

My little one

Silent river, roll on

When the levees weak you’re gonna break it

Silent river, overcome

Closer to the sea now you can make it

There’s a lesson in this failing

The game goes on and on

Step out of the shadows

My little one

It’s all out there for you waiting

If you’re willing to become

Step out of the shadows

My little one

Will you step out of the shadows

My little one

Glen Hansard This Gift

This gift will last forever

This gift will never let you down

Some things are made from better stuff

This gift is waiting to be found

Your heart’s in wide receiving

Been too long buried in the sand

Some things require leaving

This gift will fall right in your hand

Just try to understand…

If you long enough

And you don’t give up

If you’re strong enough

And you don’t give up

And you…

You’ll be no harbor to the sorrow

Just let it go.

Don’t hang your head in sorrow

Don’t give up just before you win

Don’t wait around for tomorrow

Open up your arms and let it in

This gift will last forever

This gift will never let you down

Some things are made from better stuff

This gift is ready to be found

Just you believe it now

This gift will last forever

This gift will never let you down

Some things are made from better stuff

This gift is ready to be found

Your heart’s in wide receiving

Been too long buried in the sand

Some things require believing

These things just fall right in your hand

Just try to understand

If you long enough

And you don’t give up

If you’re strong enough

And you don’t give up [x2]