Strung Out Mission Statement

I believe you earn your soul

Gotta feel the pain and grow

Our best intentions blowin’ in the wind

I got trouble on my mind

You’ve got a little on your mind

We both ain’t runnin’ but we don’t belong

I still believe in the changes

I still believe in the sound

Of all voice is screaming out

We are forever bound (forever bound)

I still believe in all that we can do

When the valley gets too dark

We’ll lead each other to the mark cause

I still believe

I heard a word: Sincerity

You’ve got your then sing with me

We are the change that we’ve been screamin’ for

Who’s gonna help us now

Who’s gonna show us how

We got our story now

Lets write our song

I still believe we can make this

There’s something bigger than what breaks us

All voices screaming now

So now don’t let me down

Forever bound

I still believe in the song of the underdog

In the bottom of the heart along the railroad tracks

I still believe

I got the world on my mind

Do I have you by my side?

There’s more to this than meets the eye

There’s more to life then we can buy

Forever bound

I still believe in all that we can do

When the valley gets too dark

We’ll lead each other to the mark cause

I still believe

That we still got a chance

Along this lonely road

We’re never who we say we are

I heard the word

I feel the change

And I see something in the way

Strung Out Firecracker

The other day, I swear to God, I got a letter in the mail

That said register with us or you’re gonna go to jail

You’ll be put inside a cage, then forced to enlist

Well I laughed out loud and said, I won’t comply

To be labeled as one of those who qualify

To be shipped off to fight your fucking wars

‘Cause war’s not about policy

Or religion; it’s about economy

And I’m not dying to set your country free

I’ll never bow to your expectations; I never have, I never will

I’m not a puppet, pawn or figurehead; I’m a man of my own free will

Our freedoms are slowly surrendered as they take more than their fill

How much power is ever enough for the men, the men on Capitol Hill?

They’re cutting back on welfare, illegalizing homelessness

Am I the only one to see there’s something wrong with this?

I don’t have the answers; won’t pretend to say I will

But to put my trust in government; I think, I think I’d rather kill

Oh, mighty word democracy spells freedom for you and me

The books have all been written and the prophets denied

Little by little, watch this state begin to fall

As we awaken from this dream and find ourselves nailed to the wall

Oh, firecracker, patriotic lie

You were burning bright the day the country died

In all your glory, in all your pride

Light the way, torch of Liberty

Light the sky for the whole world to see

In all your glory, in all your pride

Strung Out Unkoil

Slipping in and out of reason

and I don’t mind

Side effects are expected

with this experiment of mine

I wanna be reborn

breath smoke

think black and call it a night

A temporary eclipse outshines me for a moment

I see no end in sight now

And still I wait

for this stranger inside of me

to show himself and let me be

Slowly I increase the dosage

one more try and I’ll get it right now

Feel my head expanding outward

I’ve arrived at a place

I haven’t been before yeah

Something in the atmosphere

is speaking what I wanna hear

The walls have started breathing

the colors I am seeing

The sign ahead reads welcome neighbor

give up all your fears and enter

step on through no hesitation

No disguises

my eyes are wide open

and I can see for the first time

How did we get this far down

How do I find my way back

from this head I’ve let unkoil

No disguises

my eyes are wide open

and I can see for the first time

How did we get this far down

How do I find my way back

from this head I’ve let unkoil

Strung Out Downtown

Tonight, I feel you coming down.

I feel you coming over me like broken glass,

Falling down to cut my dreams.

Now, if these walls could only talk,

They’d say no more than I can say here with a grin,

a bottle and Saint Anthony.

My thoughts are turning on me now

And the pace with every footstep, takes me farther down

The dark end of the street that you call home.

Confessions, stories, chances left behind.

All show their faces in every stranger that I find.

There’s something you don’t wanna know.

There’s something I don’t wanna say.

Transmission on the radio. No direction, no way home.

There’s something going wrong with us.

There’s something broken in our eyes.

Caress the emptiness and pour another drink

and wash away these memories,

These dirty walls with gasoline….

The faces here don’t have a thing to hide.

They tell the story of every broken heart survived.

There’s something you don’t wanna know.

There’s something I don’t wanna say…

That if we make it out alive,

there’s more to life than to survive!

There’s something going wrong with us,

there’s something broken in our eyes.

Tonight, I feel you coming over me.

Tonight, I don’t wanna feel a thing.

Now we never ever planned to go this far.

We never ever thought that it would get this dark.

There’s something you don’t wanna know.

There’s something I don’t wanna say.

Transmission on the radio. No direction, no way home.

There’s something going wrong with us.

There’s something broken in our eyes.

Strung Out Solitaire

I hurt myself again today,

Feeling a little numb I could use the pain.

I always find myself in this little bind.

It’s been a few weeks since you’ve been around,

So here I sit with my hands strapped down

Patiently awaiting our secret games we used to play all alone,

So here I sit all tied up,

All alone with all my thoughts,

I do not mind if this goes on.

I think about about what I’ll say to you

When you finally decide to come my way,

I’m sitting around all painted like a fool,

And I don’t know how I got this way,

And I don’t know how much more I wanna take.

But I know you’ll shoot me down, and bury me before I get too high.

So here I sit all tied up

All alone with all my thoughts

When will I learn to walk away

From the things I do that make me feel the way,

I feel when I’m with you?

Tonight it’s me, myself and I

Solitaire

All this pain I seem to put myself through,

All the ways I find to submit to you

Cat o’ nine tails getting old

And I don’t know how I got this way

I don’t know how much more I wanna take.

A million ways to tame myself and a million nights to try

So here I sit all tied up

All alone with all my thoughts

When will I learn to walk away

From the things I do that make me feel the way,

I feel when I’m with you?

Tonight it’s me, myself and I

When you come around

Do the things you do to me

I hate this game of solitaire

Solitaire

Solitaire

Strung Out Lost?

When I was young, America meant to me

– land of the beautiful and land of the free.

now I look around and all I see are Americans in poverty.

we’re all lost without a trace we can’t keep up,

can’t find our place we’re all lost without a clue

and our leaders never know what to do.

taking things slow–one step at a time, making sure we get left behind.

dreams of success, well they’re all gone.

this American way of life I’ve been robbed!

we’re all lost without a trace we can’t keep up,

can’t find our place we’re all lost without a clue

and our leaders never know what to do.

Strung Out Just Like Me

I want your misery

I want you to be what I hate in me

I make you twist your mind

so you can be just like me

you got a lot that you try to hide

you need a hand

to reach deep inside of you

I don’t think I like you now

but I will when you’re someone else

Metamorphosize wanna make you ride inside my eyes

I wanna make you play those games with me

this perversion waits inside for you

tortured visions of yourself here on display

gotta moment and I’ll tell a lie

gotta secret that can’t deny

I don’t want somebody else

wanna make you destroy yourself

then I want you to take it out on me

I don’t care about the things that make us different

I’m gonna make you change

and you’ll see yet

that I can do all this cuz I got no self esteem

I’m not gonna tell you lies

I’m unhealthy and dysfunctional

it’s no surprise that I can’t wait to make you

just like me

Strung Out Pleather

A plain and lazy afternoon still fresh inside my head

An echo of a simpler time, a reflection that’s yours and mine

That car would take us anywhere, get back before the sun

Return to that uneasy place where you are father and I am son

We’re going for a drive

It’s all in my mind

The smell of pleather and gasoline

We are chrome that turned to rust

The years that separate us now are the years we lost to our mistrust

I’m sorry for my absence but it isn’t all my fault

I’ve come to a place where I can say

that I’m not angry at you anymore

Well thought we tried

it’s still in my mind

Let me steer us home, I promise to get us there

Looking straight ahead I’ll be alright tonight

I look inside myself and find a piece of you in spite of me

It’s getting easier to accept I’ve become a lot like you again

I look inside myself and find a way out of this tangled way

I’m doing things to spite you now

I’m doing things that tear me down

So turn the radio up and we’ll sit inside a rivalry

A stolen moment locked in time

A signal that it will be alright

Well, it’s getting easier to be me everyday

I look inside myself and find a piece of you

Strung Out Ice Burn

I can feel the murky grip of a cold depression coming down

I can feel her hands around my neck shake me to the ground

Ice burn of the soul, in light, in sickness and in death

Infected every word and every thought and every single breath

Twisted by design, the creeps deep inside of me

Feeding off this hunger, rage and the insecurity

Tempted by the rage, I feed off nothing but myself

Thirsty for the things that make me do this to myself

My pen is dripping the words along to scrape the smile off my face

Every detour leads me here to shower in this waste

You are my friend

But now you’re just living all over me

You watch me when I get it right, you watch me when I fall

Watch me every single day, listen to every word I say

I swear I never wanted you; I never needed anything from your

Twisted, fucked-up, lying words, asleep at the wheel

My pen is dripping words the along to scrape the smile off my face

Every detour leads me here to shower in this waste

You are my friend

Strung Out I Remember When

I stand alone listening to the sound that you offered me

Having such a power shine for all of us to see

Leave me hangin’ on to the things that could have been

And leave me lonely with this note till I remember when

I remember when my childhood fears did subside

I remember when the adult killed the child inside

I remember when yes I remember when

I remember when yes I remember when

All my nights are lonely, and all the cries that were never heard

All taught me a big lesson that love is a very big word

Always told me look, be honest, see the upper hand

What those words did to me is put a bullet in my head

I remember when my childhood fears did subside

I remember when the adult killed the child inside

I remember when yes I remember when

I remember when yes I remember when

So many things we soon forget

The many things we all regret

Should’ve known to let you go

You should’ve known to let me go

Many times that we would fight

The way you keep me up all night

Should’ve known to let you go

You should have known to let me go

Let me go!

I remember when yes I remember when

I remember when yes I remember when

I remember when yes I remember when

I remember when yes I remember when