Marlon Roudette City Like This

A city like this

Won’t understand

Won’t get to know you

Won’t hold your hand

Where comfort’s a subway car

Voices are drowned

And warmth is a feeling

From steam underground

In a city like this

Where dreams are for real

And laid out before you

In concrete and steel

You talk to yourself

To make it alright

You do what you can

To get through the night

How could you know

Your life was leading

To a moment like this

How could you stop

Your heart from breaking

In a city like this

In a city like this

Losing my faith, losing my mind

Trying to keep up one street at a time

There’s no way you’ll ever find me here…

In a city like this

A city like this

Like any place I know

Can change in a minute

We pay as we go

We’re measuring progress in profit and wealth

You thought you could own a piece for yourself

How could you know

Your life was leading

To a moment like this

How could you stop

Your heart from breaking

In a city like this

In a city like this

Losing my faith, losing my mind

Trying to keep up one street at a time

There’s no way you’ll ever find me here…

In a city like this

In a city like this

How could you know

Your life was leading

To a moment like this

How could you stop

Your heart from breaking

In a city like this

In a city like this

Losing my faith, losing my mind

Trying to keep up one street at a time

There’s no way you’ll ever find me here…

Marlon Roudette America

Small town got too small,

So you take enough

Drop that beautiful,

Act like you didn’t know

Sun a little brighter,

Friends a little higher

Do you lose your acts and change your head?

Life a little larger,

Does every play a little harder?

Anybody tell you that you got it, got it, got it?

Did you make it in America?

Find yourself a fortune?

Santa Monica, turning up the volume

Did you make it in America?

Do they all adore you?

But if I’m afar can you hear me cheering for you?

Go, go, go, go on!

Go, go, go, go on!

Is a big town big enough,

For just a teenage crush?

Do you still have that part

Does it search and never stop?

Sun a little brighter,

Friends a little higher

Do you lose your acts and change your head?

Life a little larger,

Does every play a little harder?

Anybody tell you that you got it, got it, got it?

Did you make it in America?

Find yourself a fortune?

In Santa Monica, turning up the volume

Did you make it in America?

Do they all adore you?

But if I’m afar can you hear me cheering for you?

Go, go, go, go on!

Go, go, go, go on!

When I think about you, about you

Nothing couldn’t stop you, stop you

Go, go, go, go on!

When I think about you, about you

Nothing couldn’t stop you, stop you

Did you make it in America?

Find yourself a fortune?

In Santa Monica, turning up the volume

Did you make it in America?

Do they all adore you?

But if I’m afar can you hear me cheering for you?

Go, go, go, go on!

When I think about you, about you

Nothing couldn’t stop you, stop you

Go, go, go, go on!

When I think about you, about you

Nothing couldn’t stop you, stop you

Marlon Roudette The Loss

These are the streets we paved,

This is the love I gave,

This is the life we made,

This is the loss I have to bear.

And after the morning breaks,

The sound the morning makes,

Is carrying our mistakes,

And the loss we have to bear.

Cause she don’t live ’round here no more

She don’t live ’round here no more

Another lonely town,

This is the truth I found.

There’s no one to keep me down

There’s no one to keep me down

There’s just a vacancy

Where she used to be

There’s only you and me

And the loss we have to bear.

Cause she don’t live ’round here no more

She don’t live ’round here no more

She don’t live ’round here no more

She don’t live ’round here no more

Marlon Roudette Anti Hero

I am the first to

Recognize the virtue

In everything you are

In everything you try to be

You could risk it all

Fall in love with an outlaw

Can you play your part

In this tragedy?

Face it you need to know

Faith is running low

Ain’t no good to you

I’m your anti hero

The chances that I’ve blown

The love I could have known

Can’t do this to you

As we go

To this brave new world

Ain’t no good to you

I’m your anti hero

As we go

To this brave new world

Can’t do this to you

You were the first to

Recognize and refer to

Everything I am

Not just who I’m trying to be

You see the time is a critical

And I can lead you on no more

If I play a role

Then we bound to fall

Face it you need to know

Faith is running low

Ain’t no good to you

I’m your anti hero

The chances that I’ve blown

The love I could have known

Can’t do this to you

As we go

To this brave new world

Ain’t no good to you

I’m your anti hero

As we go

To this brave new world

Can’t do this to you

I won’t blame you

If you decide to run

After all I’ve done

There’s no shame

If you’ve had enough

You decide if I’m the one

You decide if I’m the one

As we go

To this brave new world

Ain’t no good to you

I’m your anti hero

As we go

To this brave new world

Can’t do this to you

You decide if I’m the one

Marlon Roudette Hold On Me

Seems you got a hold on me

Really got a hold on me

Just let me keep a piece of me

Go ahead take the rest of me

You are my best friend

You are my worst of enemies

You are my lover

You brought me to my knees

And all this time both of us were wrong

And I just blamed myself

You break me down till I got nothing else

I can’t lie to myself

Tell me are we only casualties spinning out of love

So no more, no more

Help me tear us from this tragedy

I don’t wanna lose our love

So come on, come on

At times I start to wonder

I don’t recognize myself

You compare me to the others

But I can’t be nobody else

Seems you got a hold on me

Really got a hold on me

So let me keep a piece of me

Go ahead take the rest of me

All this time both of us were wrong

And I just blamed myself

You break me down till I got nothing else

I can’t lie to myself

Tell me are we only casualties spinning out of love

So no more, no more

Help me tear us from this tragedy

I don’t wanna lose our love

So come on, come on

[x2]

Marlon Roudette In Luck

You don’t have to be strong

If you don’t see the light

Come on let me hold you

Do you feel alright?

And I will stay with you

Tonight

I never was a gambling man

Until I lost a few

Show me how to win him back

And here’s my gratitude

And I will stay right here

With you

You’re in luck

You’re in luck

And you feel stuck

I help you up

I help you up

It’s a little moment of greatness

In a life like this

Don’t it feel good to know

You’re in luck

You don’t have to pretend

When the ground is hard

I don’t care who was there before

This is a changing of the guard

And I will see you through

It all

You’re in luck

You’re in luck

And you feel stuck

I help you up

I help you up

Gone the days of all

You left in the cold

Now every smile you show

It’s a little moment of greatness

In a life like this

Don’t it feel good to know

You’re in luck

And I don’t want to breathe no more

To find your love is future

To find your love is future

And I don’t want to leave no more

Trying to take for you judge

Trying to take for you judge

You’re in luck

You’re in luck

And you feel stuck

I help you up

I help you up

It’s a little moment of greatness

In a life like this

Don’t it feel good to know

You’re in luck

Marlon Roudette Brotherhood Of The Broken

If not me then someone else

Who will feel the pain I felt

I may be an old face from a photograph

You may look at me and laugh

Till it’s your turn to sing the blues

Knowing what you had to lose

I may be an old fool from her former life

Till you find out what it’s like

She’ll make you feel like you’re the center

Of a place without a trace

Of any man who’s gone before

Join us now

The brotherhood of the broken

And we’ll be proud to welcome one of ours

Join our chain

Where all the links are broken

I didn’t know her that well

I did not know her that well

And if not you then someone else

Who will fall for her and melt

And you’ll be an old foe that she left for him

Occasionally mentioned

Till it’s his turn and he’ll relate

To what it’s like to be replaced

You may be an old flame

From her former days.

Till he finds himself erased

He may find her in a corner

And provide for her a shoulder

As she cries her tales of you

He doesn’t know he’s just a ladder

For her to climb up to the rooftops

Where she’ll find a better view

And he’ll join us now

The brotherhood of the broken

And we’ll be proud to welcome one of ours

Join our chain

Where all the links are broken

He didn’t know her that well

You did not know her that well

I did not know her so well

We did not know her that well

You may hold her in the winter

And feel like you’re the only man

Who’s ever loved her before

So join us now

In the brotherhood of the broken

And we’ll be proud to welcome one of ours

Join our chain

Where all the links are broken

You didn’t know her that well

We did not know her that well

We did not know her that well

Marlon Roudette Runaround

Guilty words, that you scream

Amplified in your dreams

Guilty thoughts, they return

Just hold my hand, to your heart

When it hurts

And it’s that loving, living, breathing

That’s giving you the Runaround

When everything is violent,

I wanna be the silence

Wait until you come around

When you can’t remember what it feels like

I wanna be the one that bring you back to life

And it’s that loving, living, breathing

That’s giving you the Runaround

Tangle love in your fear

(That is another ghost love

They were living)

This tangled hope isn’t real

(Come a little closer, wanna feel you baby)

I know what you’re going through

Been there and done it too

I know the way out of there

Just hold my hand, to your heart

When you’re scared

And it’s that loving, living, breathing

That’s giving you the Runaround

When everything is violent,

I wanna be the silence

Wait until you come around

When you can’t remember what it feels like

I wanna be the one that bring you back to life

And it’s that loving, living, breathing

That’s giving you the Runaround

I don’t know if you feel me when I say

(Come a little closer, wanna feel you baby)

But baby I ain’t going anywhere

(Come a little closer, wanna feel you baby)

Gonna hold you till the feeling goes away

Just hold my hand to your heart,

Any day

And it’s that loving, living, breathing

That’s giving you the Runaround

When everything is violent,

I wanna be the silence

Wait until you come around

When you can’t remember what it feels like

I wanna be the one that bring you back to life

And it’s that loving, living, breathing

That’s giving you the Runaround

Marlon Roudette True To Yourself

From the very first time I knew

You was trouble

What could I do?

With that look you gave me

Just like a book that saved me

Be true to yourself

My baby she loves me for sure

My baby she loves me

From the very first time I saw

I wanted more, I was sure

You were the one I’d been waiting for

Be true to yourself

My baby she loves me for sure

My baby she loves me

When I think about our history

It’s always been a mystery

As to why we feel the way we do

Be true to yourself

My baby she loves me for sure

My baby she loves me

Now you know that I’m prepared

After all we shared

Things that we declared

I know how much you care

And that we’re both aware

Be true to yourself

My baby she loves me for sure

My baby she loves me

Be true to yourself

My baby she loves me for sure

My baby she loves me

[x5]

Marlon Roudette Your Only Love

Yesterday, I was your only love

Swept away out on a sea of us

It’s killing me now, it’s killing me now

That I found out about the other one,

Yesterday I was your only love

Never thought I’d be a boy again,

But here I am afraid of the dark.

I can’t move, I can’t see the end

Can’t even take my jacket off

How this happened?

How did we live something so great and throw it away

Never thought I’d be a boy again!

Yesterday, I was your only love (your only love)

Swept away out on a sea of us

It’s killing me now, it’s killing me now

That I found out about the other one,

Yesterday, I was your only love!

Did you know I used to race myself?

Count the seconds till I got to your door.

And now it feels strange standing here,

As if I’ve never been here before!

How this happened?

How I let something so great just slip away

And turn me back into a boy again?

Yesterday, I was your only love (your only love)

Swept away out on a sea of us

It’s killing me now, it’s killing me now

That I found out about the other one,

Yesterday, I was your only love!

Everything I ever wanted,

I threw it out, lost it all

24 hours on, you’re gone!

Everything I ever wanted,

I threw it out, lost it all

24 hours on, you’re gone, you’re gone!

Yesterday, I was your only love (your only love)

Swept away out on a sea of us

It’s killing me now, it’s killing me now

That I found out about the other one,

Yesterday, yesterday I, yesterday I was your only love!

Your only love, your only love!

It’s killing me now, it’s killing me now

Yesterday, yesterday I, yesterday I was your only love!

It’s killing me now, it’s killing me now

Yesterday, yesterday I, yesterday I was your only love!