Maybe no one told you there is strength in your tears
And so you fight to keep from pouring out
But what if you unlock the gate that keeps your secret soul?
Do you think there’s enough that you might drown?

If no one will listen
If you decide to speak
If no one is left
Standing after the bombs explode
If no one wants to look at you
For what you really are
I will be here still

No one can tell you where you alone must go
There’s no telling what you will find there
And god I know the fear that eats away at your bones
Screaming every step, “Just stay here”

If no one will listen
If you decide to speak
If no one is left
Standing after the bombs explode
If no one wants to look at you
For what you really are
I will be here still

If you find your fists are raw and red from beating yourself down
If your legs have given out under the weight
If you find that you’ve been settling for a world of gray
So you wouldn’t have to face down your own hate

If no one will listen
If you decide to speak
If no one is left
Standing after the bombs explode
If no one wants to look at you
For what you really are
I will be here still

If no one will listen
If you decide to speak
If no one is left
Standing after the bombs explode
If no one wants to look at you
For what you really are
I will be here still
I will be here still

Sometimes late at night,
I lie awake and watch her sleeping.
She’s lost in peaceful dreams,
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark.
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart?

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her?
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one?
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes?

‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there’s no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her?
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one?
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes?

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you’re thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

giants

I don’t wanna see the wires in the circus anymore
I wanna dream and make believe people can fly
I don’t need to be reminded what it takes to kill the fun
I’ve got a head full of sharp knives

Yeah, it’s easy to get colder
And it’s easy to forget
So meet me where the light’s dim

We can wake up every mornin’
We can set ourselves on fire
And we can do it all again

The world don’t speak for us
They lack the confidence
Yeah, we’re only hearts and bones and blood
Oh, but we are giants
Giants

The walls are closing in
We climb and they descend
With nothing but the clouds against our skin
Oh, we are giants
Giants

I wanna roll around the darkness
‘Til the darkness goes away
‘Til the television finally tells the truth
You know everybody’s scared of things they don’t understand
And all the living they don’t do

Yeah, it’s easy to get colder
And it’s easy to forget
So meet me where the lights dim

We can wake up every mornin’
We can set ourselves on fire
And we can do it all again

The world don’t speak for us
They lack the confidence
Yeah, we’re only hearts and bones and blood
Oh, but we are giants
Giants

The walls are closing in
We climb and they descend
With nothing but the clouds against our skin
Oh, we are giants
Giants

I’m done tryin’ to fit in
And be half-forgiven
For things that I never did
We’re more than what scares us
We’re final and fearless
We’ll dance where the ice gets thin
Gets thin

The world don’t speak for us
They lack the confidence
Yeah, we’re only hearts and bones and blood
Oh, but we are giants
Giants

The walls are closing in
We climb and they descend
With nothing but the clouds against our skin
Oh, we are giants
Giants

sadness

I don’t know what I’m doing
I’ve been standing still
I spend my life burning bridges
And digging holes to fill

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high
You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

Yeah, I can feel you with me in the darkness
Reaching out a hand to pull me through
Sadness used to think that it owned me
Now, sadness has got to share me with you

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

I don’t know how you do it
You’re the calm at sea
You find flowers in the ruins
And the good in me

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high
You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

Yeah, I can feel you with me in the darkness
Reaching out a hand to pull me through
Sadness used to think that it owned me
Now, sadness has got to share me with you

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high
You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

You gotta lost to let go
You gotta lost to let go
You gotta lost to get free for a minute
See clear for a minute
Let go
You gotta lost to let go
You gotta lost to get free for a minute
See clear for a minute

Well you’re belted in the driver’s seat
And you push both pedals with both feet
And you dry your eyes on the cuff of your jacket sleeve
And you can’t you move forward through a veil of tears
And you can’t go back; anywhere but here seems too far away
But you’re scared you may never leave

Through the night, just get me through the night
Through the night, just get me through the night

When a heart breaks down
There ain’t no tomorrow
It’s here and now
Heartache and sorrow
You pray out loud just to survive
No, no, when a heart breaks down
No need to find a meaning
It’s all but gone
Yeah, what you’re needing
Is something strong that’ll numb your mind
To get you through the night
Get you through the night

When the only thing you want to see
Is this day gone
With no memory
Of what’s gone wrong;
To wake from a real bad dream

Through the night, just get me through the night
Through the night, just get me through the night

When a heart breaks down
You’re in for bad weather
It drags along
Lingers until there ain’t no song that can make it right
No, no, when a heart breaks down
No need to find a meaning
It’s all but gone
Yeah, what you’re needing is something strong that’ll numb your mind
Your mind
To get you through the night
Get you through the night

Through the night, just get me through the night
Through the night, just get me through the night

When a heart breaks down
The hell with tomorrow
It’s here and now
Heartache and sorrow
You pray out loud just to survive
No, no, when a heart breaks down
No need to find a meaning
It’s all but gone
Yeah, what you’re needing
Is something strong that’ll numb your mind, your mind
And get you through the night
Get you through the night
Get you through the night
Get you through the night
To get you through the night

I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren’t afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
And gathered round your grave to grieve
Wish I could see the angels’ faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

Go to Heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming ’round
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
(Turn around, bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turn around, bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart

(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit restless
And I dream of something wild
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit helpless
And I’m lying like a child in your arms
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit angry
And I know I’ve got to get out and cry
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
But then I see the look in your eyes
(Turn around, bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turn around, bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
Cause we’ll never be wrong
Together we can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
Now I’m only falling apart
There’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart

Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart

(Turn around, bright eyes)
(Turn around, bright eyes)

(Turn around) Every now and then I know you’ll never be the boy you always wanted to be
(Turn around) Every now then I know you’ll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am
(Turn around) Every now and then I know there’s no one in the universe as magical and wondrous as you
(Turn around) Every now and then I know there’s nothing any better
And there’s nothing that I just wouldn’t do
(Turn around, bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turn around, bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight (and I need you)
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight (If you hold me)
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right (and we’ll never)
Cause we’ll never be wrong
Together we can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
Now I’m only falling apart
There’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart

Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
(Turn around bright eyes)
(Turn around bright eyes)
(Turn around)

Yeah. I had to. 😉

(Then baby, I have got a plan
Let’s hit the road
C’mon let’s go
Let’s take the longest way we can)

I’d love to take my time
I’d let myself unwind
Cause sometimes it feels these wheels
Keep spinning at the speed of sound

I’d take the scenic route
Ain’t that what life’s about
I would stop and smell
Each and every single rose I found

I’m so tired of saying someday that we’ll do it
Grab the keys get in the car and let’s get to it

Let’s head north or east or west or south
Just as long as we go now
Let’s let these headlights slice the night away
Til the sun comes out
If all the fun’s in getting there
Then baby, I have got a plan
Let’s hit the road
C’mon let’s go
Let’s take the longest way we can

My heart’s restless but it’s true
When it comes to loving you
And that ain’t never gonna change
No matter where we are

This old world keeps laughing like it’s got us
Don’t know why we ever let it stop us

Let’s head north or east or west or south
Just as long as we go now
Let’s let these headlights slice the night away
Til the sun comes out
If all the fun’s in getting there
Then baby, I have got a plan
Let’s hit the road
C’mon let’s go
Let’s take the longest way we can

Let’s head north or east or west or south
North or east or west or south
Just as long as we go now
Let’s let these headlights slice the night away
Til the sun comes out
If all the fun’s in getting there
Then baby, I have got a plan
Let’s hit the road
C’mon let’s go
Let’s take the longest way we can

The longest way
Hey
The longest way
Hey
The longest way

rum

Starin’ at the prettiest part of this powder keg world
Sittin’ with the finest example of a beautiful girl
If we hadn’t hit the brakes, we’d have no idea
Paradise was hidin’ right here

Dippin’ our toes in the water
I don’t care if it gets any hotter
It’s you and me rememberin’ how to have fun
Let’s put our hearts together
Two parts love and a pinch of good weather
And top it all off with the sun
And mix it with rum, mmm, mmm, mm, mm

We came out here to do a whole lotta nothin’
And we’re doin’ pretty good, I think
The only one thing we need to worry about
Is fillin’ up when the ice cubes clink

Dippin’ our toes in the water
I don’t care if it gets any hotter
It’s you and me rememberin’ how to have fun
Let’s put our hearts together
Two parts love and a pinch of good weather
And top it all off with the sun
And mix it with rum, mmm, mmm, mm, mm
Mix it with rum, mmm, mmm, mm, mm

The lucky folks go to the ocean
The lake’s for the landlocked ones
We got a tarp in a truck bed
A kiddie pool, a slip and sled
Let that garden hose run

Dippin’ our toes in the water
I don’t care if it gets any hotter
It’s you and me rememberin’ how to have fun
Let’s put our hearts together
Two parts love and a pinch of good weather
And top it all off with the sun
And mix it with rum, mmmm, mmmm, mm, mm
And mix it with rum, mmmm, mmmm, mm, mm
And mix it with rum, mmmm, mmmm, mm, mm

(I know this song is about George W Bush, but it’s impossible not to think/ask the same things these days.)

Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let’s pretend we’re just two people and
You’re not better than me.
I’d like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say
‘No child is left behind’?
We’re not dumb, and we’re not blind
They’re all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the First Lady has to say
You’ve come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you ’bout hard work:
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you ’bout hard work:
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you ’bout hard work:
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you ’bout hard work, hard work, hard work
You don’t know nothing ’bout hard work, hard work, hard work
Ooh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You’d never take a walk with me,
Would you?

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