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ALO, Man Of The World 2010

"Put Away The Past"
"The Champ"

"Put Away The Past"

Just like a leaf on a winter tree
Hangin' on for much too long
And all our friends blowin' down the street
If we wait too long they're gonna all be gone
If you think there's a chance we can make it work
Then we owe ourselves to go on
I don't know how far we have to go

I can't forget the love you gave
Stay with me for one more day
I don't know how far we have to go
We have to go, how far we have to go
And when I think about it

Seems like you're sellin' out yourself every time I hear you say
We're stuck at the beginning, there's no other way
We had our chance at winning but that was yesterday
And every time I hear your voice it's like an echo from the trees
The world is spinning faster, please baby please
Let's put away the past and let the future set us free

I don't know how far we have to go

On a trail full of thieves walking by the ocean shore
I felt my soul drift out to sea
Open up your door I want to know you more
If you think there's a chance we can make it work
Then we owe ourselves to go on
I don't know how far we have to go
We have to go, how far we have to go
And when I think about it

"The Champ"

Probably a little more of my voice...

Every morning when he wakes up
He looks out his window and wonders about leaving
He's dialing in distant DJ's
And thinking about feeling
And he starts thinking about all the signals he's receivin'
And whether they're worth believin'
Probably not

He lights the tubes up, it's not enough
He lights the boards up, it's not enough
He's out the door, down the square
And there's a girl down there selling redemption
She's got a clear signal going on, but...

He's the champ

And all the signals he's receivin'
And the heat makes it magnify
And sometimes he can't tone it down
You can twist and you can turn while the heat makes it burn
But you still just can't tone it down

Give him 9, it's not too much
Give him 10, it's not too much
Crack the plaster, it's not too much
Push the pillars over, let the roof cave in, smash the signal
It's not too much!

He's the champ
Where is he? Listen to my band...



Dave Brogan, Thunderbird Sun Transformation 2009

Amelie
Broken Record
Casey
Easy
The Infinite Eye
In Memory Of Her
In My Bed Tonight
Pemberton Steps
Stony Fileds
Tehachapi Mountain

"Amelie"

There's a ringing in my ear
There's a fullness in the air
There's a sound from a room upstairs
But I can't hear it
Through these walls of sadness

As the plaster cracks and falls
In our dark and hallow halls
I hear a sound like a spirit call
But I can't fear it
I'm drawing ever near it

Amelie
Why have you forgotten me?
Amelie
I know the way back home

All we have is what we know
Every memory is gold
But all our treasure has been sold
So I'm leaving
'Cause I can't shake this feeling

I didn't come here out of greed
This is something that I need
You made a wound and you let it bleed
But I can't feel it
And there's nothing left to heal it

Amelie
Why have you forgotten me?
Amelie
Show me the way back home
Amelie
Why have you forgotten me?
Amelie
I know the way back home

"Broken Record"

Another year has come and gone
Youre sittin' on the farm
You got your two piece off and your radio on

You think you know what you should do
You've gotta make a move
But you havent got a clue

And what makes you think you can do it on your own
When your standing on the brink and all your strength is gone
You cant go on
All the thoughts that you thought were right are wrong
You ought to know

And there you again
You sound like, you sound like a broken record a broken record
Its never gonna end
Cause you sound like, you sound like a broken record
I'm warning you my friend
You sound like, you sound like a broken record
And its never gonna end
Because you sound like, you sound like a broken record

I bet you think you've got it made
But you don't youre in the weeds
And you've been lying there for weeks

And the past is cathching up with you
You've gotta make a move
But you gotta tell the truth

What makes you think that you should carry on
When theyre shoulting in the streeets
And all your strength is gone
You cant go on
Don't you know that you sold it for a song
You've sung before

And there you again
You sound like, you sound like a broken record a broken record
Its never gonna end
Cause you sound like, you sound like a broken record
I'm warning you my friend
You sound like, you sound like a broken record
And its never gonna end
Because you sound like, you sound like a broken record

"Casey"

April rays, every day's a little colder
I got the world on my shoulders
I know that there's nobody else
And my mind gets frayed, I'm like a sick and wounded soldier
I can't stop until it's over
I'm losing touch with myself

Casey go back and grab your witch-stick
Hit me one time then leave 'cause I'm gone
On that day when the darkness comes to greet me
I gotta keep pushin' on

Way back when, when the odds could never beat me
Back when your eyes could truly see me
You told me there's nobody else
Let me in I need your lovin' to release me
Or these devils will defeat me
I know that I'm losin' myself

Casey come in and flip the kill switch
When it comes time to leave then I'm gone
Until that day when the angels come to greet me
I gotta keep pressin' on

And if you really love me mama please let me know
And if you really need me hold me don't let me go
And if you still can feel me someone please let me know
'Cause I cant feel myself

"Easy"

Where can the people hide
From the rising, restless tide
The anger, ego and pride – that weigh us down

And we fear what's on our minds
The omens and warning signs
For these are desperate times – to be alive.
To try and thrive

Easy- don't push, don't shove
Just try to lay back and love
Your life for a minute
'Cause you're livin' it, baby
Easy- don't push, don't shove
Just try to lay back and love
Your life and everyone in it
'Cause they're livin' it with you

Always in somebody's debt
We're livin' like it's life or death
But the angels haven't left us yet
They're very near

And they'll lead us out of the fray
And together we can find our way
Cause I love you more and more every day
I really do.
You know it's true

(Chorus)

And those ties that bind you
Are just the world's way to remind you
To let the soul of the spirit guide you and
Let it in.
Easy, don't push, don't shove….

"In Memory Of Her"

On the long journey home
Walking the line within
I take a turn down a road
A road I've never known

And I feel just like a vagrant
I feel just like a beggar on the street
Won't you take me in my lady
And take me off my feet

And I wake up drunk every morning
On the fruit of her vines
And I break bread every evening
But still she's on my mind
And I swore she'd be there to greet me
She'd be there on my return
Every step I take redeems me
In memory of her
In memory of her

There's a ring of endless light
Dancing 'round the moon
And a freight train to my right
I hope I get there soon

There's a dark uneasy spirit
Kicking up some dust again
He's got no eyes, so he can't see
Our time is almost here

And I wake up drunk every morning
On the fruit of her vines
And I break bread every evening
But still she's on my mind
And I swore she'd be there to greet me
She'd be there on my return
Every step I take redeems me
In memory of her
In memory of her

"In My Bed Tonight"

Silver clouds are floating
In a sky so wide
Let your soul cross over
To the other side
Every breath is sacred
Everything is right
As you sleep so softly
In my bed tonight
A man can imagine
Many a thing
Tomorrow's sun,
And all it will bring
Moonlit trees cast shadows
As your dreams take flight
And you sleep so softly
In my bed tonight

Into this heart of mine
You make the moonlight shine
To watch you sleeping in the night is divine

By my own two hands
I must do my will
And it's all for you
You're so beautiful
As you breathe your blessing
I am filled with might
You asleep so softly
In my bed tonight

"Infinite Eye"

I know you got a list of hopes and dreams
For while you're alive
I know you want to make six figures
Probably only make five
But if you make seven
You'll win a place in heaven
On the right side of god
Maybe be a martyr on a tactical mission
For the infinite eye

I know you're gonna want some things you see
For while you're alive
Someday you're gonna get to live your dreams
Right now you only get by
The tales they're telling
The emptiness they're selling
Shadows of your life
Looking through the lenses of the practical prism
Of the infinite eye

I know you've got a lot of love to feel
For while you're alive
Sometimes it gets hard to know the deal
But you gotta keep trying
The teacher's teachin'
The prophesies he's preachin'
Shadows of your life
See the light of the world
With the magical vision
Of the infinite eye

"Pemberton Steps"

Get out of bed put on your dress
Let's take a walk through town to the Pemberton Steps
There upon the hilltop we can
Talk about what we lost and what is left

Pushin' through the streets in the summer heat
A lot of people talkin' we just keep on walkin'
Feels good to know that we still can flow
Getting' out of town gonna lay our bodies down

In the tall grass that grows for miles and miles
At the top of the Pemberton Steps
Because I spent a lot of time doin' you wrong
Now I'm gonna do my very best

Lookin' down all across the town
From the Mission to the gate of the golden state
You can try to leave but it won't take long
I never meant to hurt you I never meant to do you wrong

When I think of you with someone else
I need one more chance to prove myself
Step by step, on we climb
Even though I keep slippin' you know I gotta keep on tryin'

I've been known to change my mind
I can't change the way I feel
I wanna be where the love is real

It's a long long way from here to home
The sun has set and there ain't much daylight left
And I'm runnin' out of time to change your mind
Before we get to the bottom of the Pemberton Steps

And I can feel the heat in the darkened street
I try to keep talkin' you just keep on walkin'
and my heart is weak, but yours is strong
I never meant to hurt you I never meant to do you wrong

When I think of you with someone else
I need one more chance to prove myself
Step by step, on we climb
Even though I keep slippin' you know I gotta keep on tryin'

I've been known to change my mind
I can't change the way I feel
I wanna be where the love is real
Could you learn how to love me?
Could you learn how to love me, babe?
I don't wanna change my mind

I don't wanna change
I don't wanna change
I can't change the way I feel

"Tehachapi Mountain"

This frozen light in the winter night
Is givin' me visions
Every flower on the window sill
Is perfect and open

Come with me tonight to Tehachapi Mountain
Run with me and climb on Tehachapi Mountain

I wanna take you so far away
From this fortress
Where every word is written down
And every whisper recorded

So take this frozen light from me
And keep it in your fist
Anything you cannot see in the dark
Does not exist

Come with me tonight to Tehachapi Mountain
Run with me and hide on Tehachapi Mountain
I wanna show you all the love I've got to give
I need you to show me how to truly live

And I'm gonna shade this light, one time
I've got to share this light

Come with me tonight to Tehachapi Mountain
Run with me and hide on Tehachapi Mountain
I wanna show you all the love I've got to give
I need you to show me how to truly live

Show me how to live

"The Stony Fields"

Take off your pack baby
Pick me a tune
I gotta get my spirit back
'Cause the winter's gonna be here soon
(So wide open, the valley's wide open)

One of these days you oughta
Give me a call
One of these days you're gonna see me
Walkin' 10 feet tall
(So wide open, the valley's wide open)

Rubies on your lips
Drip cold as ice
There's a diamond in your tongue
And sapphires in your eyes
(So wide open, the valley's wide open)

I don't care where you're goin'
Or how you been
Who you been talkin' to
'Cause I'm not gonna miss again
(So wide open, the valley's wide open, the land is so open wide...)

Out of the stony fields
(All these visions take flight across the darkness of the night)
Everything has to yield
(To crescents, crosses and stars engraved upon the stony fields)

With a velvet cloth
And a tarot deck
I might want to roll the dice
I'm a terrible, beautiful mess
(Because you got me open, you've got me wide open)

I wanna stand on my head
And swallow the tap
Got one foot in a grave and
Another caught in a trap
(And you got me hopin', the future's wide open)

Two thousand pedals
On a Velcro board
I gotta get you in close
I refuse to be ignored
(Because you got me open, you've got me wide open)

There's a baby
Runnin' with a knife
Chewing on a ten cent nail
Singin' "Got to get you into my life"
(So wide open, the valley's wide open, the land is open wide...)

Out of the stony fields
(All these visions take flight across the darkness of the night)
Everything has to yield
(To crescents, crosses and stars engraved upon the barren farms)
Out of the stony fields
(Ten thousand visions take flight cross the darkness of the night)
Everything has to yield
(To crescents, crosses and stars engraved upon the barren farms and fields)

Down the mountain from the east to west
Comin' with 21 riders of the Golden Dawn
You put me to the test
I wonder which side of the line I'm really on

DAVEBROGAN.COM 2009