Step Into The Light

  • Today


It was an average ordinary afternoon

The rain poured down like gravy from a spoon

I was running late for work, going down the line

Made it barely in the nick of time

Think I feel like doing something new

‘Cause today I finally said goodbye to you

 

I wish my old hound dogs could pay my rent

And make a list of every dime I’ve spent

And take my place when I feel like staying in

So I could look at the ways my wallet’s been wearing thin

Even though my bills, they are overdue

Today I finally said goodbye to you

 

Thought about you on Sunday, then you gave me a call on Monday

Said you really missed my company

I don’t care what nobody say, ‘cause I’m probably gonna love you anyway 

But my head just needs some freedom, can’t you see

 

And don’t get me wrong, at times it was a blast

And the love that I had for you, it was unsurpassed

Now I have no more strength with which to react

Because I’m moving forward and I’m trying not to look back

I wish I did not feel this way, it’s true

But today I finally said goodbye to you

Today I finally said goodbye to you

 

Thought about you on Sunday, then you gave me a call on Monday

Said you really missed my company

I don’t care what nobody say, ‘cause I’m probably gonna love you anyway 

But my head just needs some freedom, can’t you see

 

So if you’ll pardon me, I would like to resume

To my average ordinary afternoon

It’s just one of those days when I feel like staying in

So I can look at the ways my wallet’s been wearing thin

Did I mention that my bills, they are overdue

But today I finally said goodbye to you

Today I finally said goodbye to you

Goodbye to you
 


  • I'm Going Home


I’m going home to see my baby

Back to the one I love

I can’t stand you telling me maybe

Of you I’ve had enough

 

I’m going home, that’s where I belong

When I’m there, no more tears I’ll cry

I’ve lived your lie, now I’m saying goodbye

‘Cause I’m on my way back home

 

I’m going away from your troubles today

Away from your jive overtones

It’s my turn to fly, through the liquid filled sky

‘Cause I’m on my way back home

 

I’m going home, that’s where I belong

When I’m there, no more tears I’ll cry

I’ve lived your lie, now I’m saying goodbye

‘Cause I’m on my way back home


  • Piece Of Mind


Been sitting around with my old guitar all night

And passing one down just to keep the feeling right

Screening phone calls on the answering machine

Trying to avoid each and every crazy scene

 

Drinking beer from a can in my big van, riding down the road

Getting pulled by a cop because we didn’t quite stop, oh no

Pumping gasoline, washed my hands clean, shall we go

Keep on truckin, don’t change that radio

 

All I know is, that you don’t need a roadmap in order to find

Your piece of mind

 

Having peaches and cream in my limousine, oh so sweet

Nothing like dessert to fulfill one’s every need

So meanwhile, always smile like you’re eating your birthday cake

Because your life is a dream from which you never quite can awake

 

So you might as well live it before you turn old and grey

Never look around to see anyone in your way

Take your second hand chances on the truck stop romances, that’s ok

Because a broken clock reads right two times a day

 

All I know is, that you don’t need a roadmap in order to find

Your piece of mind

All the lights of showbiz can make one lose one’s track of time

 

Time for a nap but first I must take a seat

Because this tired old man has to take a load off his poor feet

Would you give me a little kiss before I lay awake and dream

Because the TLC makes a man not wake up mean

 

All I know is, that you don’t need a roadmap in order to find

Your piece of mind


  • Countryside


I was feeling tall on Sunday so I took a drive out to the countryside

And I saw something that’s still hard to believe happen right before my eyes

I saw an apparition and she told me “Child, there is no need to fear

‘Cause we’re going on a journey son, and you wont even feel like you left here”

 

We saw a place where the people all were dancing, and laughter filled the room

There was no electricity but we were filled by the light of the moon

And the breezes blowing the tall trees in the mist gave away the diamonds in her smile

Then she turned to me and said it’s time to leave but we’ll be back in just a while

 

Then she said “Andale! Come along with me today

Let us exude, not to intrude, ‘cause we have nothing more to say

And if you make the choice, you will not hear my voice

And you’ll go on about your merry little way”

 

Her hair swayed as she danced along the water, with pirouettes and wings

In her eyes were the reflections of the stars, bound by Saturn’s icy rings

With a look so sweet and tender, she said “Tell me, have you ever been in love?”

And I replied “Not until now, is this the reason you descended from above?”

 

Then she said “Andale! Come along with me today

Let us exude, not to intrude, ‘cause we’ve a few more things to say

And I appreciate your lack to hesitate

So follow me along our merry little way”

 

“This will be our final destination,” she said with just a sigh

“This is where I have to leave you and allow you to continue on your ride

I hope you learned a thing or two about you, and before I fade away

I can leave you with one wish to keep your memories alive beyond today”

 

And within a very instant, I was driving back along the countryside

And I looked to my right shoulder, and my wish was granted right before my eyes

I saw my apparition and she told me, “There is still no need to fear

“Because your wish was not to leave me, so I vow to you forever to be near”

 

Then she said “Andale! Come along with me today

Let us exude, not to intrude, ‘cause we’ve a life of things to say

You know that I love you so, never to let you go

So let’s go on about our merry little way”


  • Willie Nelson Song


I’m missing you tonight as the stars are shining bright

While the tape deck’s playing a Willie Nelson song

And every time you make me think, Lord I get the urge to drink

And the whiskey keeps your memory flowing strong

 

You fooled me into thinking you really gave a damn

Until you left me standing with my heart still in my hand

It’s alright now honey, I just smile and say “It’s funny”

In a not so very funny kind of way

 

You put me in a trance, I was hypnotized by your romance

But “Aha, charade you are” it was all along

Alas, the lesson learned within is always worth the time you spend

And just like the wind, we have to blow along

 

You fooled me into thinking you really gave a damn

Until you left me standing with my heart still in my hand

It’s alright now honey, I just smile and say “It’s funny”

In a not so very funny kind of way

 

So now, as I put down my pen and throw your picture in the bin

And keep listening to my Willie Nelson songs

No hard feelings by the way, still I’ve nothing more to say

“Cause my life is so much sweeter with you gone

 

You fooled me into thinking you really gave a damn

Until you left me standing with my heart still in my hand

It’s alright now honey, I just smile and say “It’s funny”

In a not so very funny kind of way

 

It’s alright now honey, I just smile and say “It’s funny”

In a not so very funny kind of way


  • The Most Beautiful Thing


You’re the most beautiful thing in the world to me, can’t you see

That every time you walk into a room, I can’t breathe

And just as everyone will agree, baby I’ll show you endlessly

That you’re the most beautiful thing in the world to me

 

It’s not because you just cut your hair

And I don’t think it’s in the clothes you wear

It’s something in the way you hold me tight 

The way you snuggle with me late at night

Whatever it is, baby I don’t care

Just as long as it stays right here

 

You’re the most beautiful thing in the world to me, can’t you see

That every time you walk into a room, I can’t breathe

And just as everyone will agree, baby I’ll show you endlessly

That you’re the most beautiful thing in the world to me

 

I’ve never been much of a lucky man

For such a thing to fall right in his hands

I don’t ever want to see it go

Not for forever or forevermore

For just as long as you give me a reason 

I’ll be there for you through every season

You’re the most beautiful thing in the world to me

 

Thanks for listening to me today 

All of my worries seemed to fade away

The sound of your voice on the telephone

Was all I needed to complete my song

And if you can find the strength to put up with me

I’ll make you happy for eternity

 

You’re the most beautiful thing in the world to me, can’t you see

That every time you walk into a room, I can’t breathe

And just as everyone will agree, baby I’ll show you endlessly

That you’re the most beautiful thing in the world

The most beautiful thing in the world

The most beautiful thing in the world to me


  • She (Don't Wanna Be)

She don’t wanna be no big trend setter

She don’t want no part of jealousy

She don’t wanna be no sweet talking go getter

She just wanna find her destiny

 

She always wake up feeling mean and frustrated

Take anything to get her out of bed

It goes away when she gets good and caffienated

A little treatment for her pretty little head

 

She don’t believe in stopping to think about anything

She just wanna jump out at anything she sees

She wants to stand as strong as her cup of coffee

She holds tightly when she just needs to release

 

She recalls of a time when it was easy

When living wasn’t quite as strange

All the people seemed a little bit less sleazy

She’s wishing it was rearranged

And now her life is such a shame

 

She don’t believe in stopping to think about anything

She just wanna jump out at anything she sees

She wants to stand as strong as her cup of coffee

She holds tightly when she just needs to release


  • Johnny Gene

Johnny Gene was a front porch picker

He got a little better when he drank corn liquor

I always knew that he liked my sister

But I don’t know why, ‘cause she was ugly as hell

 

She had the face like the front of a Buick

And Johnny wasn’t blind, so I knew he knew it

But the corn liquor always made him say “Screw it”

And he knew she wouldn’t tell

 

All of the girls from the church at the swamp 

Would come Friday nights to back Johnny up

It sounded like thunder when they’d clap and stomp

They all all loved Johnny until he got caught

 

With my sister, buck naked in a pick up truck

Johnny in the back just ‘a tearing it up

I pretended not to know that slut when I threw the lever in drive

 

Johnny stands with nothing to hide

As he began that legendary ride

All the church girls saw ol’ Johnny swinging in the wind

Look out, that truck is full of gas and it’s coming ‘round again

 

Johnny’s front porch used to have a left corner

‘Til the pickup truck, it didn’t turn like it ‘oughta

Somewhere in the middle of the kicking and screaming

Johnny’s eyes, they were still a-gleaming

 

I don’t know what the hell got into me

Sister and Johnny, that made three

Everyone came out quick to see 

If they were even alive

 

The old man came out, a-bitchin’ and a-cussin’

Said “Johnny Gene, don’t you know that’s your cousin?!”

Folks started screaming and shoulders started shrugging

Johnny and Sister, they stood there hugging

Johnny cried out, “But Daddy, I love her

And cousins a’int bad, look at you and mother

Then the preacher man came out from somewhere or another

And said, “You’re all going to Hell!!!!!!”

 

Johnny stands with nothing to hide

As he began that legendary ride

All the church girls saw ol’ Johnny swinging in the wind

Look out, that truck is full of gas and it’s coming ‘round again


  • Remembered As The Best


Today will be the day for peace of mind

Today we will not think about the time

This evening when we lay our heads to rest

Today will be remembered as the best

We shall not even think one thought unkind

Today will be the day for peace of mind

 

Today will be the day to shake the blues

Today will bring us nothing but good news

Maybe we should walk the streets downtown

Maybe we could find what’s going down

What else in the world is there to lose

Today will be the day to shake the blues

 

I woke up this morning feeling so full of glee

Today came shining in so beautifully

Said to myself as I hit the ground

The rainy days shall not come back around

It makes a world of difference to me

I woke up this morning feeling so full of glee

 

I shine my shoes and jump into my car

The tank will not allow me to go far

I only need to ride a mile or two

To get me to the place I’m headed to

I’m going down to where the wild things are

I shine my shoes and jump into my car

 

Today will be the day for peace of mind

Today we will not think about the time

This evening when we lay our heads to rest

Today will be remembered as the best

We shall not even think one thought unkind

Today will be the day for peace of mind

 

We shall not even think one thought unkind

Today will be the day for peace of mind


  • One Hundred Dollars


If I had one hundred dollars

This is what I’d do

I would put it in my pocket

And I’d get myself to you

 

I would take you out to dinner

So I could see you smile

I would spend a lifetime walking

If it would put me in your eyes

 

Look at me and tell me softly

What lies in your plan

I know I can’t see it for you

But I could help you understand

 

So come with me

Tell me everything that you would like to see

Run with me

To places where the sun is shining endlessly

And the only shadow anyone can see

Is a silhouette of you with me

 

Listen and the wind will whisper

Stories from the sky

Rest your head upon my pillow

And kiss me sweet tonight

 

There’s no reason to be worried

No need to reply

I don’t know if I can love you

But I would love to try

 

So come with me

Tell me everything that you would like to see

Run with me

To places where the sun is shining endlessly

And the only shadow anyone can see

Is a silhouette of you with me


I have felt my share of anger 

And I have lived in fear

But I’m a son of souls’ redemptions

And within you they appear

 

If I had one hundred dollars

This is what I’d do

I would put it in my pocket

And I’d get myself to you


  • Phoenix


Sweet darling, could you step into the light

From the darkness that you’ve lived so long inside

Would you like a cigarette to ease your mind

Are you seeking things that you can never find

 

Would you think me a fool if I told you that you’d be fine

But you only find bliss in the solace of one more line

 

I find comfort in the ambers of your eyes

Even though they’re but a trivial disguise

Are your dreams built on foundations of regret

Is your conscience burdened down by its fears yet

 

Once you deceived me so now I must fly away

Would you try and believe me that you’ll find your light someday

 

Can your broken hearted reveries subside

From their demons with which heaven coincide

Sweet darling have I tranquilized your soul

For redemption heals the scars that take their hold


So don’t think me a fool when I tell you that you’ll be fine

Find strength in your heart and have faith in the hands of time


Can You Tell Me

  • Revelation


There’s a crack in the pavement where the grass is trying to grow

Unless the fracture can save it, the sun will never know

Today I feel like my conscience is in transition

Eliminating the needs of my suspicion

 

Why is it so hard to speak when there are no words to say

Why in the world could there just not be another way

When smoke appears in mirrors, confusion paints the wall

Offering no protection for when the pieces fall

 

So bring on the revelation 

Use all your concentration

There is no demonstration

So bring on the revelation

 

Settle the score

What are you searching for

The evidence is no more

Does anything lie in store

 

Bring on the revelation 

Use all your concentration

This is your invitation

So bring on the revelation


  • Walls


I’m standing here all alone

Wishing my mind would take me home

To where I still feel of my own

 

Once was a time 

When there was no grey outside the lines, but now

The colors I can’t seem to find

 

Can we make the walls surrounding us crumble to the ground

Will we find a cause or will we just revel in the sound

Of the future crashing down

 

As I look in myself

I believe I should put this one on the shelf

Or forever should I hold my breath

 

For something to come along

To take away the pain and make me strong

And turning around to find it gone

 

Can we make the walls surrounding us crumble to the ground

Will we find a cause or will we just revel in the sound

Of the future crashing down


  • Underground

Look at you standing there

Don’t you see all the nasty stares

 

From people that are are walking by

You look so crazy you catch their eye

 

They want to put you on a plane

Send you where they won’t even know your name

 

You don’t even try

But you somehow get by

You put your chin up, but somehow keep your head down

Might want to change before you’re sleeping underground

 

Are you feeling like you’ve gone far

Just because you’re drinking with movie stars

 

Do your friends even give a damn

If you needed them would they lend a hand

 

It’s something you might never know

Please don’t blame anyone for not saying so

 

You don’t even try

But you somehow get by

You keep your chin up, but somehow put your head down

Might want to change before you’re sleeping underground


  • Can You Tell Me


Would you like to help me write this story

What will be the moral found inside

Will we go on journeys bound for glory

Or is it just another ride

 

Will you wake me up when I am sleeping

Will you splash some water on my face

Will you dry my eyes if I am weeping

Will you help me state my case

 

Would you please be my protection

Could we pretend that I was strong

Would you show me my direction

That takes me to where I belong

 

Or am I wrong, can you tell me

 

Is it wrong to think when I was lonely

That is what made me a better man

Putting one foot forward gets you only

A step ahead of where you stand

 

But strength will come when it is least expected

Color will return to darkest skies

Errors that were made will be corrected

Soon it will be realized

 

Would you please be my protection

Could we pretend that I was strong

Would you show me my direction

That takes me to where I belong

 

Or am I wrong, can you tell me

 

Would you please be my protection

Could we pretend that I was strong

Would you show me my direction

That takes me to where I belong


Or am I wrong, can you tell me


  • The Place


Seems to be no time for anything

Screaming out loud, no one listening

Every day spent searching for the sun

That disappeared into oblivion

 

I could stop and reflect 

On all the things I could reject 

But I would rather see

The place I need to be

 

Breaking every rule I ever made

Nothing in my life I need to trade

All that’s left to do is press ahead

The warnings are no longer in the red

 

I could stop and reflect 

On all the things I could reject

But I would rather see

The place I need to be

 

Everything I need is all right here

Never have my eyes seen quite so clear

Tested are the lessons that were learned

When sadness ends and happiness is earned 

 

I could stop and reflect 

On all the things I could reject 

But I would rather see

The place I need to be


  • Light Of Day


Gathering in the distance

Offering no resistance

Knowing not what the future holds

 

On a course for arrival

Little chance of survival

Only armed with heart and soul

 

As the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening

The righteous ones walk on the path that will not be misleading

And the prophets say the sun will light the way

Lead to the light of day

 

It’s a hard road to travel

Reality unraveled

City streets and highway signs

 

We remain undefeated

Only to be repeated

Picking up what was left behind

 

As the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening

The righteous ones walk on the path that will not be misleading

And the prophets say the sun will light the way

Lead to the light of day


  • People Talkin'


People talkin things that they don’t know

What do they think it is they have to show

For their actions, they get no satisfaction

They keep going with the flow, only to find that there is nowhere left to go

 

Folks predicting things that they can’t see

Does it seem that all their fingers point to me

They don’t know it, but it’s about high time they show it

All the time they look at me, wonder who they see, why can’t they let me be

 

People talkin things that they don’t know

What do they think it is they have to show

No satisfaction taken for their actions

Even though this song is through, we still love you


  • Break The Chain


I don’t ever say what you want me to, you never tell me what to feel like

I can never hear where the thunder calls, or see where the lightning wants to strike

My mind thinks I’m going crazy, but my heart wants to be sane

I don’t know if it will turn around, or if it will remain

 

Tell me how am I supposed to break the chain

And rid this prison of its pain

 

I was never shown the way to walk, only told which steps to take

Refused to believe what people said, the day you made my spirit break

Never knew it was so easy, till I was left out in the rain

To pretend there is no ending, just a bittersweet refrain

 

Tell me how am I supposed to break the chain

And rid this prison of its pain

 

Everything is where it needs to be

Everyone should be allowed to see

The secrets to the answers we all need

For eternity


Non-Album Songs (Played Live)

  • Seasons


Seasons change - Rearrange - Into hurricanes 

Days of past - Fading fast - Not meant to last

Seasons change  - All the same - No one to blame

 

This will only make things better

Sun will shine in stormy weather

It happens one way or another

When love is true there is no other

 

Thunder cries - Dries its eyes - Rise in the tide

Sky of grey - Fade away - Begins a new day

Seasons change - All the same - Remembers no name

 

This will only make things better

Sun will shine in stormy weather

It happens one way or another

When love is true there is no other

 

Setting sun - Has overcome - All has been done

It’s clear to see - Victory - Was meant to be

Seasons change - With every frame - Until the refrain

 

This will only make things better

Sun will shine in stormy weather

It happens one way or another

When love is true there is no other


  • Easier


I would never waste your time

On a reason or a rhyme

I know that you’ve made up your mind

 

I don’t mean to come on strong

I would never do you wrong

We both know where you belong

 

Let’s make it easier than this

Turn a frown into a kiss

Trade any sorrow in for bliss

Make it easier than this

 

I once was hungry, black and blue

Crawled down darkened avenues

There’s nothing that I would not do

 

But don’t pretend to see

That you have traveled, just like me

It’s made us who we live to be

 

Let’s make it easier than this

Turn a frown into a kiss

Trade any sorrow in for bliss

Make it easier than this

 

We should try to get some sleep

Before the morning starts to creep

The day won’t know we made these dreams


  • Trouble


These last few days have been strange

Feels like there’s gonna be rain

Wish that time could rearrange

These thoughts that lay on my brain

 

What does it mean to be

Without a need of relief

From all the things that haunt me

It seems hard to believe

 

All this trouble trouble trouble surrounding me

Trouble trouble trouble hear my plea

Nothing here but trouble

My eyes are seeing double

Trouble get the hell away from me

 

No time for fooling around

It’s only pushing me down 

I listen hard for the sound

Keep my ears to the ground

 

I’ll once again find my way

There’s so much more left to say

I won’t be wasting away

Not tomorrow, not today

 

On account of this trouble trouble trouble surrounding me

Trouble trouble trouble hear my plea

Nothing here but trouble

My eyes are seeing double

Trouble get the hell away from me

 

Trouble trouble trouble surrounding me

Trouble trouble trouble hear my plea

Nothing here but trouble

My eyes are seeing double

Trouble get the hell away from me

 

Nothing here but trouble

My eyes are seeing double

Trouble get the hell away from me


  • Keep On Trying


The sunlight through the clouds shines so serene

Blue sky hangs around and in between

I can’t help but wonder what that means

Did an angel gain a pair of wings

For all I know it could mean anything

 

Every day can’t be just like the last

It’s a gamble at the table die are cast

Doesn’t matter future present past

The only speed that time moves by is fast

If you’re waiting for a moment that has passed

 

 

Got to keep on trying to get through

Make my own luck with or without you

I hope you never have to find me

Tell me you’ll always be behind me

 

Through all the things we have to go through

I promise never to control you

Even though all dreams won’t come true

Got to keep on trying to get through

 

 

It’s always strange how times of life can be

When all I want to do is be set free

In every single possibility

From all the things that seem so hard to see

Even when they’re right in front of me

 

It surely doesn’t mean we’re near the end

I always thought of you as my best friend

To think of that I cannot comprehend

We’ve merely reached a road that has a bend

All my love to you I’ll always send

 

 

Got to keep on trying to get through

Make my own luck with or without you

I hope you never have to find me

Tell me you’ll always be behind me

 

Through all the things we have to go through

I promise never to control you

Even though all dreams won’t come true

Got to keep on trying to get through






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