Straylight Run Ten Ton Shoes

Living in fear because the world is cold

And hope might be coming but you never know.

There are dead end streets around every turn.

And a road map too beaten up, torn, and burnt to read.

Dead weight carried on for miles and miles.

And someone’s telling jokes but you never smile,

As the rows of tombstone houses pass you by.

And I say, you say, we say change.

But we all know just what they say.

The more things change, the more they stay they same.

They just stay the same.

This time it’s eating me alive.

This time it’s eating me alive.

This time it’s eating me alive.

It’s a long cold winter in the dead of night.

And the candidates are saying they can make it right.

And we’ll buy almost anything that they sell.

Drop dead headlights coming down the road.

And we’re frozen blind

Believing in a heart of gold

That will swoop right in and save us from our sins.

Save us from our sins.

This time it’s eating me alive.

(This time it’s eating me alive)

This time it’s eating me alive.

(This time it’s eating me alive)

This time it’s eating me alive.

(This time it’s eating me alive)

This time it’s eating me alive.

(This time it’s eating me alive)

This time…

I’m a bug on its back kicking legs in the air

On a sidewalk in a city somewhere

Seconds from thundering steps and ten ton shoes.

I’m a bug on its back kicking legs in the air

On a sidewalk in a city somewhere

Seconds from thundering steps and ten ton shoes.

I’m a bug on its back kicking legs in the air

(This time it’s eating me alive)

On a sidewalk in a city somewhere

(This time it’s eating me alive)

Seconds from thundering steps and ten ton shoes.

(This time it’s eating me alive)

I’m a bug on its back kicking legs in the air

(This time it’s eating me alive)

On a sidewalk in a city somewhere

(This time it’s eating me alive)

Seconds from thundering steps and ten ton shoes.

(This time it’s eating me alive)

Straylight Run It’s For The Best

It takes more time than I’ve ever had,

Drains the life from me,

Makes me want to forget,

As young as I was,

I felt older back then,

More disciplined,

Stronger and certain,

But I was scared to death of eternity,

I was saved by grace,

But destroyed by naivety,

And I lied to myself,

And said it was for the best,

And now faith is replaced with a logic so cold

I’ve disregarded what I was,

Now that I’m older,

And I know much more than I did back then,

But the more I learn,

The more I can’t understand,

And I’ve become content with this life that I lead,

Where I drink to much and don’t believe in much of anything,

And I lie to myself,

And say it’s for the best,

We’re moving forward,

But holding ourselves back,

And we’re waiting on something that will never come,

We’re moving forward,

But holding ourselves back,

And we’re waiting on something that will never come,

We’re moving forward,

But holding ourselves back,

And we’re waiting on something that will never come,

We’re moving forward,

But holding ourselves back,

And we’re waiting on something that will never come,

We’re moving forward,

But holding ourselves back,

And we’re waiting on something that will never come,

We’re moving forward,

But holding ourselves back,

And we’re waiting on something that will never come.

Straylight Run Tool Sheds And Hot Tubs

Replacing old dreams with flattery from new loves,

A hurricane self help into this evacuation from this.

You never meant to,

You never meant to…

Call me…

Call me…

I’ll answer…

Do you think that this could work out?

Do you think you could come around?

Do you think that this could work out again?

I don’t…

I don’t wanna be forgotten,

While you’re putting all your time in,

Into the things that don’t mean anything to me,

It’s too bad,

It’s even sadder,

I’m losing everything that I thought,

This was a lost cause,

It was! And I never knew it.

I never knew it.

Try ’em on and let ’em go,

It might be best to just forget me,

You walk away,

You know you’re better off to,

Your better off to…

Call me…

Call me…

I’ll answer…

Do you think that this could work out?

Do you think you could come around?

Do you think that this could work out again?

I don’t…

I don’t wanna be forgotten,

While you’re putting all your time in,

Into the things that don’t mean anything to me,

Wasting faster than the hourglass,

It’s slow but I’m not ready,

Not okay,

Don’t make this harder than it already had to be,

Call me…

Call me up…

I’ll answer…

Do you think that this could work out?

Do you think you could come around?

Do you think that this could work out again?

I don’t…

I don’t wanna be forgotten,

While you’re putting all your time in,

Into the things that don’t mean anything to me,

Do you think that this could work out?

Do you think you could come around?

Do you think that this could work out again?

I don’t…

Straylight Run Don’t Count Me Out

Oh, say.

Can you see what they’re saying when they’re not around you?

Soft lips,

Strong words,

Black metal bars on windows.

It gets ugly.

Oh, it gets ugly.

She clutches my hand like she’s praying while the TV buzzes.

Soon we leave home.

Let the dead bury the dead.

We just move on, but it gets ugly.

Oh, it gets ugly.

No, I can’t be sure I’m sane.

No, I can’t be sure what I’ve seen.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Safe distance,

Long time,

Lead feet,

Face forward, just keep walking.

When I come home with a drink in my hand

And a crown on my head.

No, they don’t know me.

Oh, they don’t know me.

No, I can’t be sure I’m sane.

No, I can’t be sure what I’ve seen.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Ohhhh.

Ohhhh.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Don’t count me out.

I was wrong to doubt you.

Straylight Run A Slow Descent

I’m tired.

Cynical and broken, but wiser.

Heavy with a sense of resentment,

but i used to be so much different,

I used to have so much faith

when I started.

You knew that I always meant it.

I knew I could make a difference,

I struggled to be heard

and then finally, one day people started listening.

and I knew it

but as soon as it began it was ruined.

A slow descent from unique to routine,

over and over,

“just do it again and this time with feeling”.

The spotlight.

The focus on the friends and the feelings.

That made those stupid songs all worth singing.

And don’t you say a word

unless you’re pretty sure that you want it analyzed.

So we drove

for what seemed like days

over roads

and four lane highways.

We said all we had to say

and I realized in time that it didn’t mean anything.

Never,

not ever again.

Not like that.

“It’s only a matter of time”.

Straylight Run I Don’t Want This Anymore

I don’t want this anymore

Don’t wanna wanna give anymore

Don’t wanna be…

Don’t wanna be stuck here

I am…

We are not moving ahead

I don’t want this anymore

Don’t wanna wanna give anymore

Don’t wanna be…

Don’t wanna be stuck here

I am…

We are not moving ahead

We are not moving ahead

Straylight Run Waiting On The Weekend

Took a long time just to find you there

I knew i said a lot but you didn’t care

I tried hard to sell myself

You just laughed and brushed me off

Then one day you smiled and said my name

I went back home

And nothing’s ever gonna be the same

And who could ask for more

But all week waiting on the weekends

We’ll get bored

I called you up and we talked all night

Ranting and raving how it wasn’t right

How geography makes love so hard

It’s oh so cruel to be oh so far

And you’ve been back and gone again since then

I just wait around until i see you again

And who could ask for more?

But all week waiting on the weekends

We’ll get bored

So we’ve grown so close though it’s been so hard

Being so god damn far apart

Left those lovers that came oh so close

But fell so short, we held out hope

And this is our reward for being brave

For doing what was right

And never playing it safe

And who could ask for more?

But all week waiting on the weekends

We’ll get bored

All week waiting on the weekends

We’ll get bored

Straylight Run The First Of The Century

You know

You can be

The first of

This century

To bleed through

To find truth

To know what

You should do

You know

It could be

Anything

Sometimes (sometimes)

You might find (you might find)

A crack or (a crack or)

A fault line (a fault line)

But dressed down (but dressed down)

Or made up (or made up)

You’ll find (you’ll find)

A real love (a real love)

A place to

Come home to

At night

So what did we pay for

And why did we care

What were we after

And why was it there

Desire gave way to a false sense of hope

And we fell for the lie that its what we all chose

And I yelled to my friends, “It’ll all be OK!”

But they didn’t believe me

They still don’t today

They never do anything the haven’t before

In the same

In the same solemn room with no lock on the door and over and over and over again

The same failed solutions to all the same problems

They scream “Why? Why? I can’t understand

Why the things that I do never go as I’ve planned!”

And the vultures begin

Their slow circling

The dogs lick their teeth

Bright white and gleaming

But just hold your tongue

Barely begun to fight until now

Let’s see what you’ve got

This wide open shot

Take it or leave it

Cause we’re getting out

We’re getting out alive

And you’ll never

Find us again

You’ll never find us again

Straylight Run The Perfect Ending

Taken in context,

It’s not a bad thing,

But when you start to pick it apart,

It gets so depressed,

It’s that sort of thing,

That makes you think too much,

It’s that sort of thing,

Makes you lose your objectivity,

So if you made it,

Just be glad that you did and stay there,

If you ever feel loved or needed,

Remember that you’re one of the lucky ones,

And if it’s over,

Just remember what I told you,

It was bound to happen so just…

Keep moving on,

There are no perfect endings,

You peel back the layers

And get down to the inside,

But sometimes you loose sight,

Of what it was you were trying to find,

And it’s that sort of thing,

That makes you think too much,

It’s that sort of thing,

Makes you lose your objectivity

So if you made it,

Just be glad that you did and stay there,

If you ever feel loved or needed,

Remember that you’re one of the lucky ones,

And if it’s over,

Just remember what I told you,

It was bound to happen so just…

Keep moving on,

There are no perfect endings,

No perfect endings.

Straylight Run The Miracle That Never Came

My window pane was leaking glass

Cut my arm

Then you laughed

I jumped from just one story high

And now I’m stuck here till i die

Now I’m stuck here till i die

Now I’m stuck here till i die

Don’t you remember me?

I swear i knew you when i knew

You were there we loved and learned under the sun

We had more fun than anyone

She’s eight years old and moving out

She’s half way cross the country now

She’s smarter than the lot of us

She doesn’t break or bend or fuss

Maybe she’s in heaven now

Or maybe she’s back here somehow

She’s wearing all her finest clothes

And draped in jewelry head to toe

It is impossible to know

There is no ending to the show

No grand finale, big hurrah

One day we’re here the next we’re not

Oh look what I’ve done here

Ooh ooh look what I’ve done here

Let these thoughts creep in

Let em seep right in

Let these thoughts creep in

Let em seep right in

I hope she doesn’t have to see

What became of her family

Her father left after she died

Her brothers cried and cried and cried

She took your man i took your name

The Miracle That Never Came

But oh, her life was beautiful

She’ll live through me & live through you

I used to sing you lullabies

I’d hold you when you’d start to cry

I was your mother and your friend

Don’t you remember me from then?

I was your mother and you friend

Don’t you remember me from then?