Starting the Engine II

 

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Domino

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Into the Night

by John Wesley

I don’t mind if you pry, it’s just me
It’s the one thing I protect so well
this is my story

I don’t care where you go or who you tell
cause it’s my life and my lines
and have no fear we’re not forgotten here

One step to the light to see
one foot on the edge that’s me
one long trail into the night
all over this battle field

Sometimes you crawl
sometimes you kneel
one long trail into the night
one long trail into the night

What you sell
is not who you are
it’s what you do

Who I am
I protect so well
keep away from you

I don’t care where you go
or who you tell
because into the night we go on and on
this is my story
oh this is my story

One step to the light to see
one foot on the edge, that’s me
one long trail into the night

To Reach Out

by John Wesley

Nothing changes with the moon
only the shades of emptiness within the room
and dark to light,
morning never comes too soon

I see the sunlight in your hair
I see you smile as you move without a care
and the morning,
becomes much brighter with you there

But the cold wind comes
and a cold wind blows
you feel so scared because you’re so alone
and like a frightened child
you call my name, you call my name

But you only had to reach out
to reach out and I’ll be here
reach out, reach out and take my hand.

The past it haunts you like a ghost
comes rushing back at you like waves
upon the coast
threatens what you are
and who you love the most

And when the cold wind comes
and a true wind blows
and you feel so scared because you’re all alone
like a frightened child, you call my name
you call my name, you call my name

And you only had to reach out

Waiting for the Sun

by John Wesley

Well here we are boy
and I’m through dreaming
all these colors I’ve been flying
have lost the will to keep me high
and I’m not amused…

So I said hey you’re no a star
so are you through screaming
cause all this paranoia’s got you
hiding in the dark
and I can’t see you…

Well shine the light
and you can come on in
can’t you see I’m on a mission
you can stay if you are wishin’
but I’m waiting…

see my daddy hit the doorway
when I was just a kid
said he’d gone to find the sunshine
and bring it back for me
and I’m waiting
waiting for the sun to shine

Do you see my scars
it’s dark and they’re glowing
all these tiny little punctures
are a doorway to the sun
a doorway to the sun
think I’ll have another one

I know he’s in here
I can feel him lookin’ for me
I hear him laughin’ like he did
like he did when I was young
daddy’s bringin’ me the sun
and I’m waiting
waiting for the sun to shine

The Last Light

by John Wesley

We sit one on one as the night time comes
Stars set in as the last light runs
Something dark had befallen here
And what it is ain’t exactly clear
And we whisper and we pray for this to go away

Stars light your eyes in an emerald fire
The only witness as this night transpires
A dark like this we’ve never seen before
We reach for the light that’s beyond the door

Is there something to be said to make this go away
Can’t we just hold on to us to make this go away

I don’t want you to leave I don’t want you to go
I give you the last light in my eyes
And the last light inside of my soul
I don’t want you to leave I don’t want you to go

Words clench the air like an iron vice
And shows no mercy in exacting it’s price
But I’ve got a secret that I’ve saved for last
We can send these sorrows back into the past

Is there something to be said to make this go away
Can’t you look into my eyes and make this go away

I don’t want you to leave I don’t want you to go
I give you the last light in my eyes
And the last light inside of my soul

Take this gift from me
Take this gift and you’ll know
I give you the last light in my eyes
and the last light inside of my soul
I don’t want you to leave I don’t want you to go
I don’t want you to leave I don’t want you to go

Once I had a Job

Lyrics are not available

Cuttin' the Tree

by John Wesley

If it bleeds, would you tighten the tourniquet
or would you stare at the open wound
with lust and fascination

If the cut runs deep, would you reach
inside of it
or would you twist the knife in tight
with lust and fascination

You’ve got me out on the limb now baby,
would you be cuttin’ the tree.
you’ve got the wool in my eyes now
honey so blind I can’t see
are you settin’ your sights now baby,
are you settin’ on me.
You’ve got me out on the limb now baby,
would you be cuttin’ the tree
would you be cuttin’ the tree
would you

If I sleep
would you come inside of it
would you steal all my dreams of life
with lust and fascination

If I scream
would you kill to silence it
like stealing the words of a drowning man
with lust and fascination

You’ve got me out on the limb now baby,
would you be cuttin’ the tree.
You’ve got the wool in my eyes no
honey so blind I can’t see.
are you settin’ your sights now baby
are you settin’ on me.
You’ve got me out on the limb now baby,
would you be cuttin’ the tree
would you be cuttin’ the tree, would you
be cuttin’ the tree.

Silver

by John Wesley

Silver has a gun
on the nightstand by her bed
and she wonders if the day will come
when she puts it to her head

And she is alone again
in the shadow of the morning sun
and she wonders if he really had to go
or did he just turn tail and run

He promised that he would come
but she don’t wait by the phone
because they never call and they never come
and she just ends up alone

And as the end of the night comes
when that curtain starts to fall
she says you can be the one for me
when you take it take it all

Just say hiegh ho Silver
when you ride when you ride
when you take me take it all from me
just stay with me tonight
don’t leave me alone tonight

Magdalena Don't

Lyrics are not available

Rome is Burning

by John Wesley

High upon a hill
Looking over the ruins burning still
Where was I for all of this.
Where was I for all of this.

You never looked so bad she said
I didn’t know I could do all this she said
I didn’t know all this could burn with just a kiss
Burn with just a kiss
I didn’t know

You didn’t notice Rome was burning
You didn’t notice you had the flame still in your hands
Why didn’t you notice Rome was burning

As the passion filled your eyes
You couldn’t see to find the home you’d left behind
Like all the lovers that live blind
Lovers that live blind
No you couldn’t see

You didn’t notice Rome was burning
You didn’t notice you had the flame still in your hands
Why didn’t you notice Rome was burning

The Desperation Angel

by John Wesley

I’ve grown tired
I’ve grown cold
nothing causes any harm to me
hated things I hold
I can’t feel what you give to me
see the skin’s burned from my hands
I remember what you promised me

like some desperation Angel
I come running back to you…

My eye have numbed
my words have died
can’t witness what I’ve become
God could burn my eyes
I can’t bear you to look at me
is there nowhere I can hide
I hold on to what you promised me

Like some desperation Angel
I come running
back to you
and in desperation Angel
I’ve come running home to you
trust in me my angel
you’ll never know what I’ve been through
never know what I’ve been through
no no, never know what I’ve been through

I’m your desperation Angel
I’ve come running home to you
and in desperation Angel
I’ve come running back to you
running back to you
running back to you
running back to you
running back to you

Round Here (by Counting Crows)

Lyrics are not available

The Emperor Falls

by John Wesley

Brick by brick
stone by stone
dismantle the will of a man
strip his flesh and bone

Reach out your hand
the moment comes
blade catches the light of your eyes
the man slowly comes undone

Nobody noticed
no one saw a thing
all turned a blind eye to the fallen
and the bad luck he brings

You wake in the morning after
the sky’s a color that you can’t see
friends have fallen by the wayside
why isn’t anyone talking to me
get those funny looks in the market
people you loved just stare
wander on with your hands in your pockets
even your girlfriend don’t care

They’ve all come to watch the emperor
They’ve all come to watch the emperor
They’ve all come to watch the emperor

To watch the emperor fall

One part truth
three parts deceit
two parts shit that you made up
add passion for heat

Did ya hear he said this
can you believe he done that
can you believe the nerve of the man
let me at him tell me where he’s at
wake to your fave in the mirror
see someone you don’t recognize
stare at the changes in the reflection
you’ve become someone that you despise

No Blood

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Strong

Lyrics are not available