LYRICS

 

THE END

10,000 gather on the mountain,  

waiting for the sun to go away

Prophets  and charlatans calling, 

telling us to change our ways     And I say   (3x) 

Is it coming to an end today,  Is it coming to an end today

Cause I wanna go home;  (2x)

 

The King is lounging in the courtyard,  calling all his jesters to play

Can you jump, can you dance, can you laugh, and forget your past        

While all dignity flows away

And the king is proud as he moves the crowd,

All  his words are wrong but he shouts them loud, 

While doubters watch in dismay

Is it coming to an end today,  Is it coming to an end today 

Cause it’s time to move on;  (2x)        And I say  (3x)

 

Do you believe me now   (3x)

Do you believe me 

 

And now I'm sitting on a mountain, 

wanna push wanna push the sun away

Left reason standing by the window,  

as I walked, as I talked inside the fray   And I say  (3x)

Is it's coming to an end today, is it's coming to an end today

And it's time to move on  (2x)            And I say   (3x)

 

Do you believe me now  (2x)

Do you believe me 

 

Take me to your leader, Take me to your home

Cause out on the horizon, There's darkness coming on

I see the sun a fadin'  The shadows moving fast

There’s a universal feeling, That this could be our last

 

And it's coming to an end today; And it's coming to an end today

It's time to go home; (2x) And I say   (3x)

 

Do you believe me now (3x)

Do you believe me 

EVERYBODY’S SONG

What about the ones who are left behind?

What about the ones who are uninvited?

What about the ones who’ve got no one to fight for them?

I’m glad it’s not me, I’m glad it’s not me

 

What about the ones who are disenfranchised?

And the ones who don’t see things through privileged eyes?

What about the ones who don’t have any rights?

Well, I’m glad it’s not me, I’m glad it’s not me

 

We were meant to be indivisible

And have everybody sing, Sing the same song

When America makes you take a knee

We can link our arms,  You can sing with me

Because it’s everybody’s song

 

What about the ones who’ve been beaten down?

What about the ones who were born the wrong color?

What about the ones who don’t trust those in power?

I’m glad it’s not me,  I’m glad it’s not me

 

We were meant to be indivisible

And have everybody sing, Sing the same song

When America makes you take a knee

We can link our arms, You can sing with me

Because it’s everybody’s song

We all get to sing along

 

What about the ones who were left behind?

What about the ones who were uninvited?

What about the ones who’ve got no one to fight for them?

I’m glad it’s not me,  I’m glad it’s not me

THE BEST WE CAN DO

It’s over and there’s no going back

Pushing farther just wears all of the grease off the gears

and shows the things that we lack

And it’s over, you can’t turn it around

A decade of water rushing under the bridge eroded all of the ground

 

The heat of the day made our tempers raise

And we said the things we swore we’d never say

They dug in and cut in such a terrible way 

The best we can do

 

Is call it finished and know it can’t be redone

And forgive all the ones who didn’t know what they did 

when they were just having fun

It’s dead to me, though it doesn’t mean I don’t believe

That it might be good still for somebody else without the baggage we bring

 

The strain of the years made our tempers flare

And we did the things we swore we’d never dare

And the balance broke and cannot be repaired

The best we can do

 

Where?  Where did you hear that one? Well, I’ll admit it is a good one.

I would advise that from here on out, you first fact check before you post it

‘Cause we are musical, we aren’t magical

We can’t salvage things that don’t want any saving

All we can do, the best we can do

 

Is divide everything that’s left behind

You take yours and you haul it away and I’ll gather mine

And say goodbye.

BREAKING OFF

What is this confusion

Did I forget the refrain

Have I lost another, memory

A title, a story, a name

I stare into the distance but the sharpness starts to fade

I'm clinging to this mountain that is crumbling in the waves

And it's breaking off, breaking off, breaking off, piece by piece

Breaking off, breaking off, breaking off, piece by piece

 

All my friends seem just like strangers

My mind veiled behind a shroud 

Maybe sleep will rearrange things

But I'm awakened by imaginary sounds

 

Lost inside a world that feels so different but unchanged

Something's going wrong inside my mind just can't explain

And it's breaking off, breaking off, breaking off,      piece by piece

Breaking off, breaking off, breaking off, piece by piece

 

 

Why are all these pieces moving

I can't recall all the rules that I have read

My recognition is in hiding

Has something slipped inside my head

 

 What's this, what's that, don't know the purpose of this game

 Lost lines, lost facts, I know I'll never be the same

‘Cause it's breaking off breaking off   Piece by piece

Breaking off, breaking off, breaking off, piece by piece

 

Gotta believe, gotta believe, it's only temporary 

Gotta believe, gotta believe it's gone change

But it just fades, piece by piece 

It's Breaking off, breaking off, breaking off, piece by piece

CAN WE FIND PEACE 

Watchmen on the wall are calling, fear is on the rise

The time for talking is done

Lines are drawn and all the reasons are justified

No turning back on what we've begun

 

Can we find peace? Can we find hope?

Maybe we can still save us all

Can we find love? And a little compassion

Maybe we can still save us all

 

And the dawn is rising on our judgement day

Gods and generals they gather round 

They're gonna lead us all on the path of glory now

And the winner will get to write all the history down

 

Can we find peace? Can we find hope?

Maybe we can still save us all

Can we find love? And a little compassion

Maybe we can still save us all 

 

Can we find peace

I think we're all in this together

I think we all could live as one

TAKE BACK YOUR HEROES

Pitchforks and torches, and angry white men

Hate fills up my television screen

Our leader says nothing, too many people have died

There's not two sides to everything

 

 Chorus 1:   Take back your heroes, what do they even mean

Hatred is not the same as history

You white wash the stories so the ugly's picked clean

Then you pretend that this is our legacy, this is our legacy

 

Who are the masses, and what do they see

Light a candle and pray for peace

What are we thinking, who do we believe  

There's not two sides to everything

 

 

Chorus 2:   Take back your heroes, what do they even mean

Topple those symbols of history

You white wash the stories so the ugly's picked clean

Then you pretend that this is our legacy, this is our legacy

THE STRUGGLE 

Born into power with princes, Given your fortune and fame

But do you feel our pain?  With your royal name

So many doors you had opened, so many privileges claimed

But do you see our pain? Or do you think we're to blame

So we struggle with the mighty, for generations thru

How long oh how long

 

Lost in the valley of refuge, with a promise to be free

But I wonder, is that promise for me

They gave us great expectations and a hope that we could never spend

‘Cause now I see, The hope's not for me

So we struggle with the mighty, and they string us along

How long oh how long

 

What a world we've created for the privileged few

I don't think that’s what we were meant to do 

What a world we've created for the privileged few

It's not for me and I don't think it's for you

 

Picking up pieces of promise, looking for a common thread

But how do we know, which brings life or death

So we pick up the struggle, ‘cause the mighty could be wrong

How long oh how long

So we take up that mantel, and we shout out a song, How long oh how long

WE'LL GET THROUGH

Sometimes, I don’t even know myself; I don’t recognize this heart

Beating all this blood that’s Seeping through the cracks

And messing up the floor; And I know oh if I’m in this alone

Without you on my team; there’s no hope for me

And I might as well be done; And just head on out the door

 

‘Cause when shit gets hard as it’s known to do

If I’m fighting through life; I wanna fight next to you

I’ll watch your back; You’ll hold my hand,  And we’ll get through;     

I never knew what kind of battles I’d face

But I thank God they didn’t scare you away

You are so brave; We’re walking in grace

I think we’ll get through;    

 

Time, it has leveled greater things; May try to bring us to our knees   

You can use me as a crutch, Although I know I’m not that much   

Might be enough to get you by

 

I aim to one day learn to give the right way;      

To show you how you set me right

How you changed my life;     

 

When I die, may it be in peace; Knowing you were here with me

Dreaming all those dreams; And then patching up the holes

So that they could come true

 

‘Cause when shit gets hard like it’s known to do

If I’m fighting through life; I wanna fight next to you

I’ll watch your back; You’ll hold my hand; And we’ll get through; 

I never knew what kind of battles I’d face

But I thank God they didn’t scare you away

You are so brave; we’re walking in grace

I think we’ll get through

OUR ONLY HOPE

Fresh faced little baby welcome to world today

You don’t know the things yet that’ll make you want to run away

Make you want to run away

And hide your face ‘cause you’re ashamed

Make you want to run away

 

Big man on the tv saying all the ugly things

Nobody gets to count unless they think the way he thinks

Unless they think the way he thinks

Turns out we were never really free

I don’t think the way he thinks

 

Well there’s something about coming together

Yeah there’s something about trying to make a place better 

But we got turned on our head, We got divided and conquered

Because it tore us down, yeah we let him tear us down

 

Fresh faced little baby you could be our only hope

I swear that I’ll protect from the poison while you try to grow

Sometimes all it takes is something new to interrupt your gaze

And break you from stupor of “we’ve always done it this way’

We’ve always done it this way

Always done it this way

Maybe now it’s time to change

 

There’s something that we,  we’ve always taken for granted

We’re got the freedom to speak, We’ve got the freedom to stand up

But when the wrong things catch on, and start to hurt other people

That’s not how you’ll be raised, no that’s not what we will teach you

 

Because there’s something about, hey people coming together

And there’s something about trying to make a place better

But we got turned on our head, we got divided and conquered

And we let him make a dirty bed,  I won’t lie down

 

We’ve always done it this way

Always done it this way

Maybe now it’s time to change

IMPRESSIONS 

Did I really show you something 

you would have never seen

Did I really say some words 

that altered everything

So many years have passed without me knowing, 

all you've lived and all you’ve done

And nothing but memories hung around

Time moved on without a sound

Maybe I don't know what I laid down

 

15 years can turn to 30 faster than we know

We’re so busy finding our roles in our own picture show

I tried to slow it down 

but you know it just moved on and

nothing but memories hung around

Well waybe I don't know what I laid down

 

Can we come back; Can we come back

Can we come back, can we play it all again (2x)

But would it change the End

 

Now I'm visiting my past in a different age

And I'm reading words from a brand new page

You're telling me our stories in a way, 

That I never heard before

So maybe our words they hung around

Maybe our they words hung around

Cause we don't really know, (2x)

The impressions we laid down

 

A fond farewell and thank you for a good time

The music and the memories last a lifetime

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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