The Ready Set T.F.E.R.A.

the way that i acted, so irrational.

you saw me lying useless on the asphalt.

and that other girl, i’m pretty sure she didn’t know.

played out with cables but i jumped it so it’s not slow.

and was i everything you asked for now?

and was i everything you asked for now?

Take what you can get

so when a robot falls in love, we clap clap.

i saw an angel from above, i had a heart attack,

and i awoke with blood on my nose,

’cause everyone’s an enemy and everyone’s a memory,

and i am so sick of this town.

so what would you say,

we leave just you and me?

and we can make some memories.

we’ll drive to the south, live on some texas beach,

our lives will be in perfect harmony.

so was i everything you asked for now?

under the floorboards, inside the walls, i am you.

the vampire’s smile has got you here,

any last words now?

so when a robot falls in love, we clap clap.

i saw an angel from above, i had a heart attack,

and i awoke with blood on my nose,

’cause everyone’s an enemy and everyone’s a memory,

and i am so sick of this

I am so sick of this.

if i could see you fall in love, i’d clap clap,

’cause you’re an angel from above, giving me heart attacks.

and you awoke with blood all on your nose.

’cause everyone’s a enemy and everyone’s an memory

and i am so sick of this town.

don’t give up anything you want,

’cause it all comes in time

lately i’ve been having these dreams,

i saved my spot in line

the only things i’m sure of, baby, you will hear right now

i’m feeling more than touch my words have said enough

i swear that what i love is what i’ll live.

sing with conviction, be sincere

The Ready Set Logistics

Every song is the same thing

The authors of text books spelled this out in diamonds

I’m aware of attraction and everyone’s dancing

A different take on the old way

So if you’re in then you’re in

Feel it like a train wreck

Come on, take a step back

I promise nothing’s holding you out

Dive deep into city scenes

All of your friends and you are celebrities

You shot monotony saying

“Oh, we won’t fake, no, we won’t break down”

But you called me out when the night’s come cheap

And the party is free

You make it fact that there’s nothing

That you won’t try once

I’ve got a secret hidden right behind my ego

And it grows and it grows

But your vanity won’t set you free

(Ten million colors but you say that there’s not enough)

Look up, are you listening?

Hands up, are you watching me intently?

Do what I want, do what I say

Look the same, act the same way

Keep it moving slow

Could you fall in love tonight

If I asked you to real nice?

Once or twice, three times if I say it just like

If you’re a limo, I will be your paparazzi

If you’re a diamond, I will be your pop cliche

If you’re a love note, I will be your yellow song bird

But poetry is past tense tension played out yesterday

Instead we say

Dive deep into city scenes

All of your friends and you are celebrities

You shot monotony saying

“Oh, we won’t fake, no, we won’t break down”

But you called me out when the night’s come cheap

And the party is free

You make it fact that there’s nothing

That you won’t try once

When everyone else is alive

We are the kids that condescend

And draw out boundary lines

So I’ll make an anthem tonight

Together we can cut these chains

And free up all the airwaves again

Do what you want, do what you like to, live your life

We are eagles in the sky, take flight

Dive deep into city scenes

All of your friends and you are celebrities

You shot monotony saying

“Oh, we won’t fake, no, we won’t break down”

But you called me out when the night’s come cheap

And the party is free

You make it fact that there’s nothing

That you won’t try once

But you called me out when the night’s come cheap

And the party is free

You make it fact that there’s nothing

That you won’t try once

The Ready Set Being Afraid

Swimming in the undertow

While the world just seems to go on

Void of emotion

Dear blue sky, let me in

Treat me like your closest friend

And we’ll rewrite the ending, yeah

I’ve been stuck in my mind

Losing sleep, losing time

Building a great big something

Out of a whole lot of nothing

They say I’ve gone insane

We all get carried away

Am I the only one

Who’s chasing down the sun?

Cause I’m done being afraid

Yeah, yeah, I’m done being afraid

Thrashed up by words again

While your verbal teeth sink in

Into my skin

I just want this one to count

Then I’ll figure my shit out

Oh whoa

I’ve been stuck in my mind

Losing sleep, losing time

Building a great big something

Out of a whole lot of nothing

They say I’ve gone insane

We all get carried away

Am I the only one

Who’s chasing down the sun?

Cause I’m done being afraid

Yeah, yeah, I’m done being afraid

I’ve been stuck in my mind

And I’ve been losing sleep and losing time

Ooh, I want to tear apart my brain

We all get carried away

They say I’ve gone insane

We all get carried away

Am I the only one

Who’s chasing down the sun?

Cause I’m done being afraid

Yeah, yeah, I’m done being afraid

Yeah, yeah, (done being afraid) I’m done being afraid

The Ready Set The Ghost Of Los Angeles

Whoah

And I won’t feel your breath on my neck

It’s like an alarm

And I can’t love you in this ghost town

We’re all dead and we’re all gone

And I haven’t called you up and pulled you

And I hear you’re all alone

But it can’t be love if you keep asking

You keep asking

I stopped breathing

Will you catch me now

Let me down

You take over baby can I miss my flight

And I come back to you tonight

Is someone out there

Don’t say that you’re the only lonely one

You know I’m the one who set the sun

[?]

Oh dear

Collaborate our fears

Another turn out here away

Oh you could never let me down

I got the feeling that I let you down

I stopped breathing

Will you catch me now

Let me down

You take over baby can I miss my flight

And I come back to you tonight

Is someone out there

You are the loneliness

But I’m in my hotel bed

See I think of you all of the time

And when you swore I should pray you were right

Sometimes I feel like I’m never alone

Like I can feel you moving through my bones

And you’re not when you’re sleeping

Cause everyone’s dreaming

We’re all under the same moon

She said I’ll follow you to LA

She said I’ll follow you to LA

She’s gonna follow you to LA

To LA, yeah

I stopped breathing

Will you catch me now

Let me down

You take over baby can I miss my flight

And I come back to you tonight

Is someone out there

Don’t stop breathing

Cause we’re alive

And we’ll get by

I’ll come over baby can I miss my flight

And I come back to you tonight

Is someone out there

I turn my terror to the words I don’t remember

Where I’ve been I come around

I come around (I come around)

You spun my mind around so fast

Do you recall the things I asked?

Baby I’ll be there

Whoah

The Ready Set Melody’s Song

Assuming I know that people around are moving to downtown,

They’re learning to get down, whoa.

And let me say here – I’m glad that they lost their fears;

I’m glad that they cut their tears, ’cause I’m over that.

And change can, run around your head,

Kill your thoughts instead;

Leaving you spinning around and all out of control.

And lately, oh, it’s amazing, I’m not letting it phase me;

But I’m feeling alive tonight.

(Will you let me shine?)

Whoa…

You spelled my name,

When I was young, I need you right there;

And you ran so fast.

You stayed the same.

Oh Melody, I hope that you care, you care, you care, you care.

Girls on the West Coast, sing it like you used to!

Boys on the East Coast, scream with some heart!

Six years, (six years) and I’m learning about the darker side,

I’m getting a feel for the faster life – I took sides.

Long nights (long nights) and the drives we made through.

Oh, what I did for you…

Well, it took some time.

(Can I live my dream?)

It took some time.

You spelled my name,

When I was young, I need you right there;

And you ran so fast.

You stayed the same.

Oh Melody, I hope that you care, you care, you care, you care.

And I’ll never see the world without you.

And I’m all about how it’s gonna be (I can’t complain, I can’t complain)

You opened up the world around me, me, me.

I couldn’t have made it through,

I’m counting all my debts in my head, in my head.

And I’ll always be radio.

You spelled my name,

When I was young, I need you right there;

And you ran so fast.

You stayed the same.

Oh Melody, I hope that you care, you care, you care, you care.

Girls on the West Coast, sing it like you used to!

Boys on the East Coast, scream with some heart!

I’ll write a song to remember where I came from,

Just give me that sound, I’ll be fine.

The Ready Set Wonderful Christmastime

The mood is right

The feelings up

Were here tonight and that’s enough

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time [x2]

The party’s on

The feelings here

That only comes this time of year

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time [x2]

The choir of children

Sing their song

Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding

Oo-oo-oo-ooh

Oo-oo-oo-ooh

Duh do duh do duh do do

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time [x2]

The word is out

About the town

So lift a glass

Oh don’t look down!

(Wooooaaaaahhhh)

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The choir of children sing their song

They’ve practiced all year long

Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding [x2]

The mood is right

The spirits up

Were here tonight and that’s enough

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time [x5]

The mood is right

The spirits up

Were here tonight

Oh that’s enough!

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time [x4]

Ooooooh

Ooooooh

Ooooooh

Ooooooh

Christmas ti-i-ime

The Ready Set Soular Flares

I’ve been thinking that the stars are all aligned,

I’m young but I am bright enough to read solar signs.

So, is it cool if I call you around 8 or 9?

We’ll talk a real long time about the days when we were young, we’re still young.

(we’re still young, we’re still)

I told you that your heart’s quite big and I like it, but you were skeptical.

Oh, can you feel me in the sunrise, or in the daytime?

I like your night eyes.

And you are beautiful in every single way, I would like to see your shining face every day.

If I’m lying may the lightning strike me down to the ground,

’cause I don’t need electric currents when you’re around.

I’ll contrive a way to buy you diamond rings,

I’ll sell all of my things or rob a jewelry store, but what good could that do?

’cause love is something that just cant be bought or sold,

It wont come when it’s told it only comes from the soul.

So do you got soul?

Because you’ve got me so wrapped up in you.

So darling do you know how you got so lovely?

Was it self-taught, learned from life?

You’ve got skills making boys go crazy,

And I’ve been running down the stairs again,

I think you’re in my head girl, I think I’m freaking out girl.

Sometimes I wonder if you’re even real, if not it’s cool,

I don’t wanna go back to the way that it was,

I don’t wanna go back ’cause I think I may be (in love)

Your relationships come and go,

But what makes a difference is how you take advantage of the flirting eyes,

Lips and thighs, romance and regrets, this is a ship wreck.

I’m the one who fell in love and stayed that way.

So take my advice,

Love with your head love with your heart, love with all you have.

The Ready Set Blizzard Of ’89

We welcome winter’s wind, the colors of our bones.

Will you collect me and compound?

And clear your mind before the ground gets cold.

Embers in air, I know it’s hard when you’re alone, the wind in your hair.

If you were a snowflake, impossibly I’d be the same shape as you.

Spilled coffee in the mornings, you still adore me,

And that’s what I love about the cold nights,

’cause your jacket fits me, just my size.

Woah oh oh, woah oh oh.

Baby, love is like the holidays,

and everyone’s here, and this is sincere.

Check that list you made for Christmas day,

‘Cause I’ve been on the rooftop all night.

Giving out gifts to the world so every boy and girl

Can feel the way that I do, every time I see you.

And it’s these subtle things that make our spirit’s warm,

And it’s the comfort of carols sung, and ribbons hung,

And Christmas lights on distant back road drives.

Embers in air, you know it’s hard being so far, so far.

It’s a test of strength, but all it takes,

Is a moment sitting by your side.

Come morning when I wake up, you fix your makeup.

Lighting the fire up all night, we’ll drink hot chocolate, we’ll sing and sigh.

Woah oh oh, woah oh oh.

Baby, love is like the holidays,

and everyone’s here, and this is sincere.

Check that list you made for Christmas day,

‘Cause I’ve been on the rooftop all night.

Giving out gifts to the world so every boy and girl

Can feel the way that I do, every time I see you.

I’m coming home to the Midwest,

Chasing down winter wonderlands.

You take your poinsetta, you tell me what is better

Than being home and right by your side?

I’m driving home but this ice storm is making this a test of strength and time.

Miracles real tonight, the feeling’s right.

The decorations fall into place.

Baby, love is like the holidays,

’cause everyone’s here, and this is sincere.

Check that list you made for Christmas day,

‘Cause I’ve been on the rooftop all night.

Giving out gifts to the world so every boy and girl

Can feel the way that I do, every time I see you.

Baby, love is like the holidays,

’cause everyone’s here, and this is sincere.

Check that list you made for Christmas day,

‘Cause I’ve been on the rooftop all night.

Giving out gifts to the world so every boy and girl

Can feel the way that I do, every time I see you.

The Ready Set I Don’t Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You

It’s the night

Before Christmas and I have you on my mind

And I wish you could be here tonight

So I could kiss you, so I could hold you one more time

All the signs

Seem to point in your direction, all the time

And it’s hard for me not to just drive there

Run, walk, or fly there

So I could hold you one more time

I’ll be hanging mistletoe

Because I never know

When you will be here with me

Oh stars on the tree

I wish I could see you again

Oh, if I could choose, I would never spend another Christmas without ya

And if the fat guy in the chimney comes through

He’ll give me the opportunity to unwrap ya

If I can’t have you-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou

Under my tree

Don’t you wake me

In the morning

Cause I don’t wanna spend another Christmas without ya

I don’t wanna spend another Christmas without ya

I could bring

Two turtle doves and five golden rings

And some more if that would get you right here

Maybe just lay here, so I could hold you one more time

I’ll be hanging mistletoe

Because I never know

When you will be here with me

Oh stars on the tree

I wish I could see you again

Oh, if I could choose, I would never spend another Christmas without ya.

And if the fat guy in the chimney comes through

He’ll give me the opportunity to unwrap ya

If I can’t have you-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou

Under my tree

Don’t you wake me

In the morning

Cause I don’t wanna spend another Christmas without ya

Without you-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou

Without you-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou

Under my tree

Under my tree

Under my tree

Oh, if I could choose, I would never spend another Christmas without ya

And if the fat guy in the chimney comes through

He’ll give me the opportunity to unwrap ya

Oh whoa whoa

if I could choose, I would never spend another Christmas without ya

And if the fat guy in the chimney comes through

He’ll give me the opportunity to unwrap ya

If I can’t have you-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou

Under my tree

Don’t you wake me

In the morning

Cause I don’t wanna spend another Christmas without ya

I don’t wanna spend another Christmas without ya

The Ready Set One Headlight

So long ago, I don’t remember when

That’s when they say I lost my only friend

Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease

As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin’ up at the funeral at dawn

The long broken arm of human law

Now it always seemed such a waste

She always had a pretty face

So I wondered how she hung around this place

[Chorus:]

Hey, come on try a little

Nothing is forever

There’s got to be something better than

In the middle

But me & Cinderella

We put it all together

We can drive it home

With one headlight

She said it’s cold

It feels like Independence Day

And I can’t break away from this parade

But there’s got to be an opening

Somewhere here in front of me

Through this maze of ugliness and greed

And I seen the sun up ahead

At the county line bridge

Sayin’ all there’s good and nothingness is dead

We’ll run until she’s out of breath

She ran until there’s nothin’ left

She hit the end-it’s just her window ledge

[Chorus]

Well this place is old

It feels just like a beat up truck

I turn the engine, but the engine doesn’t turn

Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes

This place is always such a mess

Sometimes I think I’d like to watch it burn

I’m so alone, and I feel just like somebody else

Man, I ain’t changed, but I know I ain’t the same

But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin’ dreams

I think her death it must be killin’ me

[Chorus]