See What Time Has Done




 

See What Time Has Done

We are the ones
Who fought against the past
We are the ones
Who believed the dream could last

Now we’re on the run
Now we’re on the run
See what time has done

We are the ones
Who marched to a different drum
We are the ones
Blew the old to kingdom come

See what time has done
To the visions of our youth
We never meant to lie
We just never faced the truth
We never meant to lie
We just never faced the truth

We are the ones
Who rewrote all the rules
We are the ones
Who now sometimes look like fools

 

In Broken Sleep

In broken sleep we love again
like the present is the past
Our bodies and our hearts now know
the fire that cannot last
Love and time are enemies
and both are on the loose
The only thing worth fighting for
is the momentary truce
The momentary truce babe
The momentary truce
In broken sleep we see ourselves
and watch through different eyes
As strangers who we barely know
begin to materialize
Soft hellos are spoken
The pleasantries are said
I haven’t seen you for so long
I thought that you were dead
I thought that you were dead babe
I thought that you were dead
In broken sleep we wonder what
it’s like to never wake
But soon enough we see the road
that we all someday take
The darkness fills our minds with things
we should not contemplate
We have no way of knowing
if it’s early or it’s late
it’s early or it’s late babe
Early or it’s late
So in broken sleep we love again
like the present is the past
Our bodies and our hearts now know
the fire that cannot last
Love and time are enemies
and both are on the loose
The only thing worth fighting for
is the momentary truce
The momentary truce babe
The momentary truce

 

The Wasted Years

Take these things I possess
I know I’ll get by with less
That’s all I’ve learned I guess
Through the wasted years

I don’t know right from wrong
I don’t know weak from strong
Just know I’ve been silent too long
Through the wasted years

My heart just spoke
Like a dam just broke

Torn between east and west
Failing each and every test
Not knowing which direction’s best
Through the wasted years

I called you from Singapore
With feelings you had no use for
Hear the echo of that closing door
Through the wasted years

My heart just spoke
Like a dam just broke
My heart just spoke

Living like a weekend guest
Guessing where I’d come to rest
All my mail arrived addressed
To the wasted years

I have seen the other side
Where the broken hearts collide
God knows what kept me whole inside
Through the wasted years
I have seen the other side
Where the broken hearts collide
God knows what kept me whole inside
Through the wasted years
Through the wasted years

 

If The Blues Ever Ends

Go on without me I’m staying here
Where the skies are still blue and the waters run clear
I’ve been dreaming of this thirty years or more
With a pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store

Didn’t see it coming just music I thought
But the blues took my soul and I spent my life caught
I’ve still got the blues but they’re worth nothing more
Than this pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store
Mississippi John Hurt – Big Joe Williams and friends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends

Small town kid nowhere to run
Found a home in these voices baked in the sun
Voices soaked in the dreams of the poor
Made this pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store
Mississippi John Hurt – Robert Johnson and friends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends

They sang about a different life
Where the master was god and could borrow your wife
I can’t claim I was ever whipped raw
Just got this pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store

Go on without me I’m staying here
Where the skies are still blue and the waters run clear
I’ve been dreaming of this thirty years or more
With a pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store
Mississippi John Hurt – John Lee Hooker and friends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends

 

Crawling Blues

I put my faith in Jesus
For a minute or two
I was told he walked on water but he never came through
So I put my faith in his father
And the stories of old
Then I saw his disciples chasing fame and gold

Ah we all get there
We all get there some day
But sometimes it feels like you’re crawling all the way

I put my faith in the devil
We met at the crossroads one night
But I couldn’t read his offer I needed a little more light
So I put my faith in a woman
My best wasn’t good enough
Seems she met the devil too and they fell in love

I put my faith in a bottle
Put my faith in alcohol
I remember I saw all the answers but I can’t recall
So I put my faith in the future
And the sound of distant drums
But I wasted all my time ‘cause tomorrow never comes

So I put my faith in nothing
Nothing left for me to do
But now I know for certain nothing is true

 

The Way Of The Road

For Bob Dylan

I’m sitting in this diner with thoughts of what was
I’m thinking of leaving but I don’t because
I hear the jukebox reload
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road

Don’t know where I’m going don’t know where I’ve been
I’m out here waiting for my life to begin
Free from this heavy load
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road

This broken old voice and the words it sings
These tired fingers on silver strings
Every song a seed we sowed
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road

They say that we’re dying and it’s probably true
It’s all that you’ve known what else can you do
You lived your whole life by the code
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road

I heard from the devil I heard from the lord
I learned from ‘em both the rest I ignored
You can lose your soul to overload
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road

Girl can you tell me why I do what I do
No man in his right mind would ever leave you
And all the love you showed
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road
I guess all I can say is that’s the way of the road

 

When All Else Fails

Turn to me when all else fails
I’m your train still in the station
Your ship before it sails
Turn to me when all else fails

Night will fall
It has no choice
There’s always pain
Inside the voice
That speaks to us of failure
Speaks to us of loss
Talking like a preacher
With his fingers crossed
Turn to me when all else fails
I’m your train still in the station
Your ship before it sails
Turn to me when all else fails

Kiss goodbye
To what you hold dear
It’s time to face
Your darkest fear
Recognize the question
In everything you hear
Recognize the distance
In what you thought was near
Turn to me when all else fails
I’m your train still in the station
Your ship before it sails
Turn to me when all else fails

I wear your heart
I bear your name
In time we saw
We’re just the same
God has never spoken
To you or me I know
And if he did well all he said
Was ‘time for you to go’
Turn to me when all else fails
I’m your train still in the station
Your ship before it sails
Turn to me when all else fails

 

One Day At A Time

Ain’t looking forward – ain’t looking back
Don’t know who I am – I lost track
I got lost in the sea of souls
In this charade I played many roles

I know the sky ain’t falling
I know it’s not a crime
To live your life one day at a time

Ain’t asking questions – ain’t asking for
Your forgiveness on the killing floor
I trust my dreams to get me through
The days and nights of missing you

From London town to Tokyo
There I am wherever I go
People smiling – knives in backs
The future falling through the cracks

So call my name – I may turn around
Or just ignore that distant sound
In a world of pain there is no end
Last thing I need is another friend

From New Orleans to the Jersey Shore
Everybody asking – There must be more
More to life than what they see
They may be right but don’t ask me

So now it’s time to close the door
On all we said – and all we saw
It don’t matter what I do now
It’s all just pieces of a broken vow

 

God Ain’t Listening Any More

Listen to what those old fools say
in the name of god
People dying every day
in the name of god
But god he stopped listening
to his great mistake
Can’t do nothing any more
for god’s sake
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
Too much sorrow going round
in the name of god
There are fortunes to be found
in the name of god
God he stopped listening
to the evil done in his name
Said they can call me what they like
They’re all basically the same
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
He went off to start again
in the name of god
Said there’s no hope
for the likes of men
in the name of god
So god he started looking
for a planet far away
Where he could do things differently
Maybe get it right some day
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
God ain’t listening any more
(if he ever was)
God ain’t listening any more

 

This Crazy World

The sun comes up
The sun goes down
Another day is burned
Our eyes open
Our eyes close
Another lesson learned…no
Nothing seems to change
We’re still the ones to blame
And this crazy world
Goes on just the same

A child is born
An old man dies
The circle goes around
A great oak falls
With no one there
So doesn’t make a sound
Nothing seems to change
In the endless cosmic game
And this crazy world
Goes on just the same

It’s a crazy world
It’s a crazy world

A wise man speaks
A fool speaks too
And promises are made
But which is which
And what is what
It’s all a sad parade
Nothing seems to change
They’re all pursuing fame
And this crazy world
Goes on just the same

If god were real
She’d surely speak
And send us all to hell
But we don’t need
A god to see
How far the apple fell
Nothing seems to change
It’s all a crying shame
And this crazy world
Goes on just the same

It’s a crazy world
It’s a crazy world
And this crazy world
Goes on just the same

 

The Old Machine

You don’t need me to tell you
The eyes are getting dim
It’s time to meet your maker
If you still believe in him

They say do not go gentle
Refuse to hang your hat
But the best is all behind you
So what’s the point of that

Death is not the end
Some would have you think
But you’re not coming back here
So raise your glass and drink

Drink to the golden times
The not so good, the bad
Drink to all your enemies
And all the friends you had

Drink to all the lovers
Who shared their bodies well
The briefest taste of heaven in
Our daily stint in hell

You don’t need me to tell you
The lights are going out
No matter what you’ve heard it’s best
To go with a sigh not a shout

My friend I know you know
The end is close at hand
We always know it’s coming
But we never have it planned

The old machine is failing
It’s what it’s meant to do
But know through all eternity
No one but you was you