Manic Drive Good Times

Back in the day when life was easy

All I needed was friends and a TV

I was young and I never worried

A suburb kid in the 1990s

Trusted You and I always believed

Always knew You’d be right there for me

Just a kid with a little faith

Only the thought of You makes me feel this way

You got me smiling

Like I’m a child again

Like I was back in grade school

You got me feeling brand new

Ya just the thought of You

Reminds me of the good times

Grass stained blue jeans

Hyper with ADHD

Back when my life was free

Reminds me of the good times

Making ruckus like I do in the school yard

Compared to then this life seems so hard

No need to dress to impress

I was happy back then to look like a mess and

Ride teenage mutant skateboards

Rocking my fanny pack of marbles

Ya I know when all this ends

I’ll look you in the eyes and be young again

You got me smiling

Like I’m a child again

Manic Drive December Mourning

Snow falls softly to the ground

The frozen air yields the tears

Silver bells fill the sound

It’s the beginning of that time of year

And the chorals sang

Sooths the soul

But this tragedy has marked a new remorse

And in this time as I wake

A new sad memory is placed

Two A.M. on Christmas Eve

You rejoice with angels as I grieve

Still trumpets sound and church bells ring

This is my December mourning

On this beautiful December morning

Lights light up the Christmas tree

That briefly captivates me

Hear wind whistle through my door

Like whispers aiming to taunt my soul

To hear your voice

To smell your skin

To turn back time

To see you again

No one deserves to feel like this

On my melancholy Christmas

Two A.M. on Christmas Eve

You rejoice with angels as I grieve

Still trumpets sound and church bells ring

This is my December mourning

Two AM on Christmas Eve

I remember you more than anything

Still people laugh and angels sing

This is my December mourning

Manic Drive Song To Sing

Stumble through the front door

I’m an impostor

Find peace in this holy church

Sitting in the back row

Opening the hymnal

I try to mouth the words

I know it’s been awhile

Since I was a child

And I might remember though

That was many years ago

And Lord it’s been far too long

Since I sang this song

This Broken Man needs to sing

How great thou art

Sings my soul my savior God

How great thou art

On that old rugged cross

You gave me a song to sing

You gave me a song to sing

Start to pay attention

To the words I’m singing

As we start a new refrain

My past is darkness

Need to find forgiveness

It’s time to turn the page

That’s when I came across

A song about the lost saved

By your amazing grace

How sweet the sound, how great

And Lord it’s been far too long

Since I sang this song

This Broken Man needs to sing

How great thou art

Sings my soul my savior God

How great thou art

On that old rugged cross

You gave me a song to sing

You gave me a song to sing

And how You’ve lead me here

I never could explain

But I’m on my knees at the altar

And I scream your name

You take me as I am

And with Your love you bring

A simple song to sing

How great you are Lord!

How great thou art

Sings my soul my savior God

How great thou art

On that old rugged cross

You gave me a song to sing

You gave me a song to sing

Manic Drive Eleven Regrets

[Chorus:]

Put my head up against the wall

I couldn’t help but stall

With Eleven regrets and one flower

I’m lost and I’m ashamed cause all I have to give is eleven regrets and one flower

My God what have I become?

A broken man with no second chances

Who am I to say that You’re to blame?

I want to be who I say I am, but my actions show that I modestly can’t

Have I turned myself into what I hate?

And I wonder what You think when You’re staring down at me

Is it time to intervene?

[Chorus]

Consequences are interesting when the thorns penetrate but can’t go deep enough to bleed

Oh I wish right now that was the case

What kind of temple am I if I continue this way defiling my life

What if they knew me like You do?!

And I wonder what You think when You’re staring down at me

Is it time to intervene?

[Chorus]

And I wonder what You’ll think when You’re staring down at me

Is it time to intervene?

And I wonder what she’ll think when she’s staring down at me

Maybe it’s time to intervene?

[Chorus]

I’m lost and I’m ashamed

Manic Drive Aimlessly

Aimlessly moving forward

Tripping backwards

Killing time

Woke up my appetite

For some more emptiness

As I starve

Climb back into my bubble

Safety cuts me

From my air supply

Glancing into the shadows

Of my actions

That keeps me inside

Bring me back to my knees

Where I was begging for my life

And take me back in your arms

As I lay dying for your love

Light up my useless matches

Desperate for a

Spark of light

Free me from my own cage

And give back my life

Manic Drive Dancefloor

This is your last chance

to get on up now

Come on closer to me

your pulse becomes the beat

step and move your body get closer and dance with me

take a chance lets be brave

I’m sure you like the taste

take a shot at some fun and not to waste

Last chance

come on get up on that dance floor

the party started and it’s getting more

ain’t nobody sitting down at this club

everybody get up now, everybody get up

o-h-o-h-o-h

Come on closer to me

your paulse becomes the beat

to dance about the music

that’s a new shoe that you can leave

from the girls to the guys to the back to the front

to let me see you block him

from the stop to the end of the break of dawn

let me see you block him

take a chance lets be brave

I’m sure you like the taste

take a shot at some fun and not to waste

Last chance

come on get up on that dance floor

the party started and it’s getting more

ain’t nobody sitting down at this club

everybody get up now, everybody get up

o-h-o-h-o-h

It’s your chance now

feel it WOW!

Can you feel the vibe running in the sound

o-h-o-h-o-h

a love compelling to do and move when it comes around

see me dancing in this place so fast

from stead fast

rocking from the world cast

working on something that is built to last

this spot right here with your name written on it

don’t refuse you got nothin’ to lose

time to chose staring, willing

those finder hands up to the sealing

so what you thought was a panic was a o-matic

Last chance

come on get up on that dance floor

the party started and it’s getting more

ain’t noboday sitting down at this club

everybody get up now, everybody get up

[2x]

Manic Drive Good News

I just got news, news

Call up the press, it’s hitting the streets, with my delivery

Making your headlines, it makes a secret, on the daily

And all of the people gather around,

They stare like I’m a street preacher

Out of my mind,

And I’m going all out, I tend to overcommit

But with news this good

You’ll wanna hear it

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

And I say it out loud

Nah nah nah nah nah

Nah nah nah nah nah

Extra extra read all about it

Nah nah nah nah nah

Nah nah nah nah nah

Extra extra read all about it

In black and white

It’s printed in ink

Throughout your magazines

This ain’t no tabloid

But talk is cheap

In my philosophy

And all of the people gather around,

They stare like I’m a street preacher

Out of my mind,

And I’m going all out, I tend to overcommit

But with news this good

You’ll wanna hear it

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

And I say it out loud

Nah nah nah nah nah

Nah nah nah nah nah

Extra extra read all about it

Nah nah nah nah nah

Nah nah nah nah nah

Extra extra read all about it

Everybody claps their hands

And they’re making some noise

When they get good news from the paper boy

Everybody claps their hands

And they’re making some noise

When they get good news from the paper boy

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

(and I got good, and I got good, and I got good)

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

(and I got good, and I got good)

I just got news, news

From the paper boy (whoop, whoop)

And I got good news (news)

(and I got good, and I got good)

Nah nah nah nah nah

Nah nah nah nah nah

Extra extra read all about it

Nah nah nah nah nah

Nah nah nah nah nah

Extra extra read all about it

Manic Drive VIP

Ladies and gents

Welcome to the rock show

Center spotlight

And we watch the stage glow

Backstage access

But you’re seated at the front row

House lights shut off

And here we go

Get up, like you’re one in a million

Get up, like a diamond you’re brilliant

Get up, oh don’t stop believing

You’re a star tonight

[Chorus:]

Like we’re rocking our shades at night on the way to the show

Cruising in the back of a Cadillac limo

Hit the red carpet pass the velvet ropes

Like we got an all access pass to the show tonight

Paparazzi shot me and my suit and tie

Heaven’s got me feeling like I’m so alive

We’re meant to be V.I.P.

No ticket price

Name’s on guest list tonight

Just flash your pass

And walk through all the waiting lines

Selected and you’re destined for the spotlight

Chosen and free, you’re born to be

Get up, like you’re one in a million

Get up, like a diamond you’re brilliant

Get up, oh don’t stop believing

You’re a star tonight

[Chorus]

Get the flash out my eyes

Ya, my future bright

Paparazzi all around me

Trying to catch my life

What they don’t know isn’t gonna matter

Cause the better parts of me ain’t gonna capture with a lens

But the fact that I’m created with a purpose

that is greater than the status that the world is trying to lend

But I’m backstage, everyday

All access, never wait

Fly first class, see you at the gate

God is so good, na man God great

And there’ll never be a time that you wait in line

He already paid your cover, it’s about time

That you live life bigger than before

VIP just walk through the door

[Chorus]

Manic Drive Go Big Or Go Home

Go big or go home

Ya we’re making it massive

So tall I’m out of this world

Like I’m intergalactic

I’m calling out to earth

No the sky’s not the limit

So everyday, every chance

We put the plan in this planet

I go big

Go hot or go cold

Gotta make up your mind

Cause Houston’s got a problem if you can’t pick a side

Oh are you in?

Are you out?

We don’t have room for posers

Cause they’ll be slowing us down

While we’re rocketing forward

So take a chance

Cause I’m all in

So take a chance

Just hold on tight and buckle in

The countdown’s beginning

So take a chance cause I’m all in

Like a man on a mission

It’s your move so why you stalling?

Flip the switch start the engine

Pack your bags up if you’re leaving

Go big or go home

I’m dodging black holes

And I shoot for the stars

No there’s no turning back

When we’ve made it this far

Oh ya I’m gonna go big

Ya I’m up for the ruckus

You know I’m never going home

So good luck trying to stop us

Go big or go, or go home

Ya we’re making it massive

So tall I’m out of this world

Like I’m intergalactic

I’m calling out to earth

No the sky’s not the limit

So everyday, every chance

We put the plan in this planet

I go big

Manic Drive Easier

[Verse 1]

Every single step

The further I get doesn’t seem to get easier

It doesn’t seem to get easier

I’m running out of breath

But You wouldn’t give me strength if it’s meant to get easier

If it’s meant to get easier

[Pre-Chorus]

So help me I’m asking please

There’s gotta be another remedy

I’m running out of my options

I’m running out of my options so

So show me how to get

How to get

[Chorus]

Stronger

Stronger

Don’t expect it to get easier

Not until You make me stronger

No it doesn’t get easier

So show me how to get

How to get

Stronger

Stronger

Don’t expect it to get easier

Not until You make me stronger

[Verse 2]

Makeshift happiness

Mistaken being blessed with artificial exteriors

Fabricated with smoke and mirrors

We can never reach new heights

Without obstacles to climb

No, getting there isn’t effortless

I’m gonna need a hand with this

[Pre-Chorus]

So help me I’m asking please

There’s gotta be another remedy

I’m running out of my options

I’m running out of my options so

So show me how to get

How to get

[Chorus]

Stronger

Stronger

Don’t expect it to get easier

Not until You make me stronger

[Interlude]

No it doesn’t get easier

So show me how to get

How to get

Stronger

Stronger

Don’t expect it to get easier

Not until You make me stronger

[Bridge]

I’m gonna break through even if it hurts

Don’t want no medication it just makes it worse

Cause if I’m numb to the freedom

I’ll never come through if I’m comfortable

No I’ll never leave this room

No it doesn’t get easier

No it doesn’t get easier

[Chorus]

So show me how to get

How to get

Stronger

Stronger

Don’t expect it to get easier

Not until You make me stronger