Thornley Keep A Good Man Down

I know this comes as no surprise

but the wool’s been pulled over our eyes for years

And all the while we sit with our legs crossed

as some poor bastard finds he’s lost ten years

That’s just another day I live inside my head

I’m tired of all the ways that I wish I was dead

It’s been so many years I’ve finally figured out a way to keep a good man down

I locked you up and threw away the key to all your better days, my bad, my friend

There’s so many things you’ll never be, many things you’ll never have, so sad, oh well

That’s just another day I live inside my head

I’m tired of all the ways that I wish I was dead

It’s been so many years I’ve finally figured out a way to keep a good man down

As you’re floating through the paces of your day

There’s a burning need to get yourself away

Everywhere temptation starts to breed

The things you know you’ll never need to

satisfy that greed

Satisfy that greed

I know this comes as no surprise but the wool’s been pulled over our eyes for years, my dear

That’s just another day I live inside my head

I’m tired of all the ways that I wish I was dead

It’s been so many years I’ve finally figured out a way to keep a good man down

Thornley Easy Comes

Early morning hits

I found a way to get out of this

Underneath your desk

I carve your name across my chest

I got off my hands

I got on my knees

Now I know I’ll pave the way

To paint your face with greed

I got up off of my knees

I got up on to my feet

And then I found that I paved the way

To pay for your disease

Well easy comes but here we go again

Just take two of these and call me later on

Everything is cool, you can borrow what you want

I’ve got the necessary tools to get you through the day

It doesn’t matter who you are

because there ain’t no other way, go on, go on

Now I spend my days

Occupied in different ways

Orange afternoons

Soap-box preachers and jail tattoos

I got off my hands

I got on my knees

Now I know I’ll pave the way

To paint your face with greed

I got up off of my knees

I got up on to my feet

And then I found that I paved the way

To pay for your disease

Well easy comes but here we go again

Just take two of these and call me later on

Everything is cool, you can borrow what you want

I’ve got the necessary tools to get you through the day

It doesn’t matter who you are because there ain’t no other way, go on, go on

Easy comes and easy goes

Well easy comes but here we go again

Just take two of these and call me later on

Everything is cool, you can borrow what you want

I’ve got the necessary tools to get you through the day

It doesn’t matter who you are because there ain’t no other way, go on, go on

Thornley Man Overboard

This whole life under water

isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Not quite what I wanted

when it get’s a little hard to bleed

There once was a time when

it seemed like a good idea

I’ll keep this in mind the next

time I go overboard

[Pre-chorus]

So leave, never believe

that I’d ever leave

You’re making it so damn hard to breathe

Throw the line and throw me the rope

You’re killing the bravest part of me

And I’ll find a home, and I’ll tip this boat

Man overboard, man overboard

I’ve never been so far down

without coming up for air

Remember the time when

you meant the world to me

[Pre-Chorus]

Yeah, leave

never believe, that I’d ever leave

You’re making it so damn hard to breathe

Throw the line and throw me the rope

You’re killing the bravest part of me

And I’ll find a home, let’s tip this boat

[Chorus]

Man overboard, man overboard

Can’t take it anymore

I’m swimming back to shore

Man overboard, man overboard

Can’t take it anymore

I’m swimming back to shore

So let’s take a number,

how it was supposed to be

[Pre-Chorus]

Be kind, throw me the line

and throw me the rope

You’re making it so damn hard to breathe

Throw me the line, throw me the rope

You’re killing the bravest part of me

And I’ll find a home, let’s tip this boat.

[Chorus]

Man overboard, man overboard

Can’t take it anymore

I’m swimming back to shore

Man overboard, man overboard

Can’t take it anymore

I’m swimming back to shore

Man overboard, man overboard

Can’t take it anymore

I’m swimming back to shore

Man overboard, man overboard

Can’t take it anymore

I’m swimming back to shore

Thornley Changes

So I’ve tried out all the pick-me-up’s

and I’ve sipped red whine from a dixie cup

And I can’t change, I can’t change

And I need to see thing’s I’ve seen in

pictures, instead of hangin’ around the house

like a mess in the kitchen

I can’t chage, I can’t change.

[Pre-Chorus]

The list of thing’s I’ve never done

just keeps getting longer

I’m tired of trying to put it off until tomorrow

This can’t stay the same

[Chorus]

Somewhere there’s gotta be something

waiting for me out there. There’s gotta be

something more to show me the list

of thing’s I’ve never done, just keeps

getting longer. This has got to change

I’m in the corner of the room like a pile of dust

I’ve got a voice in my head screaming,

“This is enough” but I can’t change, I can’t change

Watching TV is like a kick in the nuts, you’ve gotta

be a brain surgeon or an astronaut, but I can’t

change, I can’t change

[Pre-Chorus]

The list of thing’s I’ve never done

just keeps getting longer

I’m tired of trying to put it off until tomorrow

This has got to change

[Chorus]

Somewhere there’s gotta be something

waiting for me out there. There’s gotta be

something more to show me the list

of thing’s I’ve never done, just keeps

getting longer. This has got to change

Some things can’t stay the same

(Somethings got to change) [x8]

And I’ve tried out all the pick-me-up’s

and I’ve sipped red whine from a dixie cup

and I can’t change, I can’t change.

This has got to change!

[Chorus]

Somewhere there’s gotta be something

waiting for me out there. There’s gotta

something more to show me the list

of thing’s I’ve never done, just keeps

getting longer. This has got to change

Some things can’t stay the same

(Stay the same) [x3]

Something’s gotta change

(Some things can’t stay the same) [x12]

Thornley All Comes Out In The Wash

I never’d have guessed

you and I would be friends

I’ll never say never again

I’ve spent hours on the phone

and all the rest

I guess I bleed the best

And every night it’s plain to see

it wasn’t meant to be

After all is said and done, it’s over after all

You barely cried as you waved goodbye

It all comes out in the wash

Who would’ve guessed it would wind up like this

It’s better than never again

I’ve spent hours in the rain and dried out somehow

I’d rather plead the fifth

And every time the morning comes

I wonder what I’ve done

After all is said and done, it’s over after all

You barely cried as you waved goodbye

It all comes out in the wash

Empty cars and phone booth scars

Knuckles on the mend

Every time I go too far I’d rather wind up

Rather wind up dead

I should’ve guessed it would end up like this

I’ll never say never again

After all is said and done, it’s over after all

You barely cried as you waved goodbye

It all comes out in the wash

Thornley Another Memory

Alone, awake

Morning on it’s way

Fell in the fall like

every other day

No sight, no sound

only ’til it fades, it fades away

I’m up, I’m gone

I’ll take another turn

I’ll face the past

oh, just to watch it burn

And the ashes rise, only

’til they fade, they fade away

[Chorus]

How long I fall

before you are another memory

And how well I know

how long to go before my life is mine

The steps I take, will go the other way

I’m like a mute with nothing left to say

So I’ll close my eyes, only ’til you fade

You fade away!

[Chorus]

How long I fall

before you are another memory

And how well I know

how long to go before my life is mine

I know, I know it’s long and slow

You’ll never see how empty

Losing face and saving grace

Can never be together

Fade away!

[Chorus]

How long I fall

before you are another memory

And how well I know

how long to go before my life is mine

How long I fall

before you are!

How long I fall

before you are!

How long I fall

before you are another memory!

Thornley The Going Rate

What’s the going rate on life vs. love?

What’s the going rate on heaven up above?

I feed on the plans that I’ve made up to now

What’s the going rate on accountability?

What’s the going rate on you vs. me?

I’m far from the walls and the trust that keep me here

I’m stuck in the mud, it’s stuck in my mind

How we’re running out of time

Bent out of shape but I’m on the up & up

Pulled out my roots, yes I have

Wasted so much on everything but this

It’s my fix, it’s my fix, it’s my fix

What’s the going rate on making this thing right?

What’s the going rate on staying out all night?

It’s hard to believe in the things I trust the most

There’s so many signs, how many ways

Can I deceive my yesterday

Bent out of shape but I’m on the up & up

Pulled out my roots, yes I have

Wasted so much on everything but this

It’s my fix, it’s my fix, it’s my fix

Can you be bigger than this?

Can you be stronger than this?

We’re counting on you

Everything’s waiting on you

Everything’s focused on you

To do what you should do

Bent out of shape but I’m on the up & up

Pulled out my roots, yes I have

Wasted so much on everything but this

It’s my fix, it’s my fix, it’s my fix

Thornley Falling To Pieces

I see you coming up the drive

That’s when I know that I’m alive

And all the things we’ll leave behind

We finally found what we can find

The rest of my life is falling to pieces

While we get lost inside the moment

The waves keep crashing at my door

‘Til I can’t hear them anymore

And all the time I gave away

Made me who I am today

The rest of my life is falling to pieces

And where would I be now without you baby

The rest of my life is falling to pieces

The rest of my life is falling to pieces

While we get lost inside the moment

The rest of my life is falling to pieces

And where would I be now without you baby

Thornley Make Believe

We’re rolling down the highway

I’m rolling down my window, then

I stick my hand out, and fly with it as it flows

If I started thinking, instead of looking back

You wouldn’t see me sinking, before they covered up the crack

This is what it feels like, coming down

We’re all in the movie, can’t turn it off or shut it down

This is what it feels like, if that’s so

Then where is the director to tell us where the hell to go?

[Pre-Chorus]

I’ve got this film in my head

They’ve scripted all that I’ve said

Let’s make it real before we’re dead

[Chorus]

Because we’re close enough, we’re diamonds in the rough

Today’s the day we finally say, you can’t turn this movie off

And if we talk, we might as well just blow this all to hell

It’s not a film or a fantasy and we’re not just make believe

So this is what it feels like, running through my lines

I’m never the pretender, I find it’s just a waste of time

This is what it feels like, when the hero dies

On to the next one, funny how time flies

[Pre-Chorus]

I’ve got this film in my head

They’ve scripted all that I’ve said

Let’s make it real before we’re dead

[Chorus]

Because we’re close enough, we’re diamonds in the rough

Today’s the day we finally say, you can’t turn this movie off

And if we talk, we might as well just blow this all to hell

It’s not a film or a fantasy and we’re not just make believe

It’s not a film or a fantasy, we’re not just make believe

As long as I play me, and as long as you play you

God I love this scene, I’ve got to thank the cast and crew

Don’t let the credits roll, don’t let the credits roll!

[Chorus]

Because we’re close enough, we’re diamonds in the rough

Today’s the day we finally say, you can’t turn this movie off

And if we talk, we might as well just blow this all to hell

It’s not a film or a fantasy and we’re not just make believe

It’s not a film or a fantasy and we’re not just make believe

It’s not a film or a fantasy, we’re not just make believe

Thornley Clever

Crush my only nerve

Overstate what you deserve

Crawling on the floor

One can see under the door

You’re so clever, you never

Said we would last forever

I twist it, I missed it

Can’t keep this thing together

Said hey, no way

Can’t deal with this today

Yes I guess you’re so clever

Crack your ready whip

Gentlemen shoot from the hip

Throw my fears away

I can’t afford them anyway

You’re so clever, you never

Said we would last forever

I twist it, I missed it

Can’t keep this thing together

Said hey, no way

Can’t deal with this today

Yes I guess you’re so clever

[Bridge]

You’re so clever, you never

Said we would last forever

I twist it, I missed it

Can’t keep this thing together

Said hey, no way

Can’t deal with this today

Yes I guess you’re so clever