Reality Takes A Holiday
How the Past Can Make You Cry

You wouldn't understand if I told you
You wouldn't care if I told you why
'cause the whole mess would seem so pointless
And would be gone in the blink of an eye
That's how the future makes you cry

There's no burden you carry so heavy
As the burden of wasted time
And the moments you never bothered
And the love that you left behind
That's forgiveness you never find

She was only some years old
Still her daddy's girl to hold
But she is bright and she is bold
And suddenly she seems so old

They never understand when you tell them
And they don't want you to tell them why
'cause the whole mess just seems so pointless
And it's gone in the blink of an eye
That's how the past can make you cry


A Lifetime Ago

Ain't no blue skies anymore
Ain't no mamas waiting by the kitchen door
No more staring at the sky letting time roll by
I guess there's so much more

No more quiet neighborhoods
No kids playing cowboys in the woods
No dogs sleeping in their yards no more trading cards
Would we do it if we could

It was only a lifetime ago
In 20 years will anybody know anybody know why

There's no families anymore
Everything that once was good is rotten to the core
No more Sundays at the park it's not safe here after dark
Have we forgotten what life is for

It was only a lifetime ago
In 20 years will anybody know anybody know why

I don't think we ever agreed
And no one asked us if we cared
I don't remember when they planted the seed
But I'm pretty sure it wasn't fair


If I Can't Tell You

I've done some things I'm not proud of
I've shown my back when I should Have loved
I've closed my eyes to things I should have seen
should have been kind when I was mean
I've stolen honor where none was due
I've made promises but not seen them through

But if I can't tell you
If I can't tell You
Then I'm lost and without a clue
If I can't tell you
But if I can't tell you
If I can't tell You
Then I'm at the end with nothing left to do
If I can't tell you

I've said words That I can't take back
I've made mistakes cold and black
I've wasted time and I've been wrong
I've come around after far too long
I've been afraid and not stayed to fight
I have taken a coward's heart into the darkest night

But if I can't tell you
If I can't tell You
Then I'm lost and without a clue
If I can't tell you
But if I can't tell you
If I can't tell You
Then I'm at the end with nothing left to do
If I can't tell you


It Only Matters What You Feel

One of these days you're gonna see things my way again
If I were you I wouldn't miss the chance to smell the rain and when
You think you've seen it all and when the curtain starts to close
Remember that I warned you and made you promise
To take it slowly now you know why

The things we though were simple are impossible to recreate
Each passing moment adds a wrinkle there's just no way to uncomplicate
The very words that we utter ultimately leave us shudder
There's just no way to un-ring that bell and what consequences we can't tell

Once you're thrust into this world
Baby boy or baby girl
It doesn't matter what is real
And if you think that you've been burned
Remember what we've learned
It only matters what you feel

One of these days you're gonna see things my way again
If I were you I wouldn't miss the chance to smell the rain and when
You think you've seen it all and when the curtain starts to close
Remember that I warned you and made you promise
To take it slowly now you know why

Once you're thrust into this world
Baby boy or baby girl
It doesn't matter what is real
And if you think that you've been burned
Remember what we've learned
It only matters what you feel



The Tears Of The Soldier

The pain of the soldier
Falls on the survivors
The road is long no rest for the drivers
It's a movie playing in your head
Look around the sky burns red

It was easy to see this coming
But we did it anyway
I know you wanted to see it all
But I'm afraid you just can't stay

Where is the sunshine where is the laughter
Where is the life that we were all after
What happened to the moments we used to spend together
I can't believe we wasted all that time to get here

Everything was made out out of paper
And it's all ended up in flames
So we all sit around with our heads in our hands
Trying to remember our names

How many times must we begin
Seems like we start down this road again and again
There are no surprises there's nothing new
And once again the only survivors are me and you.

There's no on left to tell our story
Who wants to hear it any way
It all turned out a glorious mess
And no one saved the day

When you find yourself at the barrel's end don't hesitate
Nothing's ever meant to be that's the lie of fate
Darkness and insecurity Brands us with fear
My world will never be the same without you here

It was easy to see this coming
But we did it anyway
I know you wanted to see it all
But I'm afraid you just can't stay


Undone

I'm so undone I just don't know what to do any more
The time has come and I can't seem to find the fun any more
Everybody tries to put you down I don't know why
Then the night comes and you're left feeling low
But you can count on me to bring you up when you're down
And together we will stop the whole damn show

Life's such a drag when the whole world lets you down
And you can't wait for a chance to blow this town
Every face you see is full of pain and misery
They're all struggling hard not to drown
I guess they just don't know that they could simply let it go
Before the anchor pulls them too far down

It's free for you and you're the on for sale
Once you promise I Agree they've got you by the tail
And did I just hear the mighty clock strike a full thirteen
This could be a prelude to the likes we've never seen

I'm so undone I just don't know what to do any more
The time has come and I can't seem to find the fun any more
Everybody tries to put you down I don't know why
Then the night comes and you're left feeling low
But you can count on me to bring you up when you're down
And together we will stop the whole damn show

It's free for you and you're the on for sale
Once you promise I Agree they've got you by the tail
And did I just hear the mighty clock strike a full thirteen
This could be a prelude to the likes we've never seen


Early Days

Oh bright morning time is dawning It's the sunrise of our longing
We have risen from the water after mother nature's daughter
Once we find her we have won

In our early days we could be so cruel
But now we're tame living in the human zoo
Seems we found a way to stop the fools
Now we never know what we're supposed to do
But that's okay that's okay that's okay

It really seems absurd to possess a mind
As long as we have gods and kings to keep our hearts in line
Why do we have eyes what is there to see
Will we ever graduate our infancy
But that's okay that's okay that's okay

Please my master spare the sinner can't you see he's growing thinner
With each step he's sinking deeper and the mountain's getting steeper
Time means nothing to the cause when the cause is getting lost
So lost I am and lost I'll be until I bend your will to me

In our early days we could be so cruel
It seems that we've escaped the human zoo
You'll never find a way to stop the fools
Now we know exactly what we're supposed to do
But that's okay that's okay that's okay

Oh dark evening time is waning It's the twilight stop complaining
We have fallen from the sky without a clue or reason why
Once we find out we have won


The Trick

You promise me nothing except the truth and that's just fine
I don't know your name yet but I can tell that you're my kind of girl
What are the chances that you'll take chances with me

She sees me sees through me To her I'm clear as water
Why she sits beside me well that's another matter altogether
It's a bloody miracle we're Sitting here at all

What happened please tell me Just where it was that I went wrong
I thought we had something but when I woke up you were gone just gone
It seems impossible that you were ever here at all

You fade to black before me Like a shadow in the night
That's quite a trick and you do it well
If you come back before me I will turn out the light
Though it may be impossible to tell

I promised you nothing except the truth and that's just fine
I know your your name now and I can tell you're not my kind of girl
What are the chances that your out of chances with me


Reality Takes A Holiday

All that I know
Don't amount to much
And it can't compare
To human touch I close my eyes
And I'm free it's just you and
And the world melts away
And reality takes a holiday

When you're away
I remember there are bills to pay
There are clothes to wash
Take out the trash I close my eyes
And I'm free it's just you and me
And the world melts away
And reality takes a holiday

I know there's another place
Far away from the mad mad race
Where we can steal some time
Forever yours and forever mine I close my eyes
And I'm free it's just you and me
And the world melts away
And reality takes a holiday

I close my eyes
And I'm free it's just you and me
And the world melts away
And reality takes a holiday
And we hold our breath and just float away
And the trash piles up for another day
And we pretend that there are no bills to pay
And we always have something fun to say

I close my eyes
And I'm free it's just you and me
And the world melts away
And reality takes a holiday




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