LYRICS FROM "MEANWHILE..."


SICK OF ME (lyrics by Tony Engel)

Here we go ‘round again,
Back to the bitter end
Now you say you don’t comprehend
The things that I can’t defend

Truth that’s been masked with lies
Loved things you now despise
Now you say you can’t sympathize
Forced me to improvise

The things you say just haunt me
The things you do still taunt me
Should I stay here on my knees
And make you sick of me

This in, I’m feelin’ low
Just tell me where to go
Now you say that you’ll never show
Things that I’ll never know

The things you say still haunt me
The things you do still taunt me
Should I stay here on my knees,
And make you sick of me
Now these bonds are broken
With all these lies I’ve spoken
Should I stay here on my knees
And make you sick of me

SOLO (Mo Ismail)

REPEAT CHORUS


MAYBE TOMORROW (lyrics by Tony Engel)

Daylight comes without a warning
And the streetlight secrets fade into nowhere
Will the rising sun bring clarity this morning?
Will a new day bring me thoughts that go somewhere?
And confusion reigns
I think I’m finally scared now
And I’m talkin’ to myself….

CHORUS:

Maybe tomorrow, sooner or later, maybe you’ll understand
Maybe tomorrow, sooner or later, maybe you’ll understand, yeah

Reality’s crashin’ down on my eyes
And I feel like I’m just losing what’s myself
Will the answer come to me within this sunrise?
‘Cause I know I can’t think of nothing else
And confusion reigns
I think I’m finally scared now
And I’m talkin’ to myself….

REPEAT CHORUS 2x

SOLO (Mo Ismail/Russ Odean)

REPEAT CHORUS 2x



STANDING ALONE (lyrics by Ron Thomas/Tony Engel)

Used to need a reason, why you turned and walked away
Answered that pain with a lie
Told a little story ‘bout how I lived out on the edge
Actions in the past made love die
She don’t know me, anymore
Now take it how it lies
Don’t mean that you’re, not alone
When you shine your social eyes

Baby won’t you beware you’re not the first I turned away
And I’ll always be there by your side
Lately I have noticed I’m not forever in your mind
But I promise you can’t say I haven’t tried
She don’t know me, anymore
Now take it how it lies
Don’t mean that you’re, not alone
When you shine your social eyes

CHORUS

It feels like you’re not alone again
When will this ever end
Tell me its not a friend
And I know you like to play these games
Somethin’ that I can’t change
Now it’s you I blame
(Standing Alone) Feels like the joke’s on me
(Standing Alone) You’ve taken everything
(Standing Alone) All I’m left with is this now

SOLO (Russ Odean)

Don’t mean that you’re, not alone
When you shine your social eyes

REPEAT CHORUS


MY LAST LIE (I PROMISE) (lyrics by Tony Engel/Ron Thomas)

I wish you could believe me, and it could be so good
If we weren’t so damn deceiving, the truth is understood
But things for us don’t work that way
All the times that we fight
Don’t want to be alone today
So I promise

CHORUS:

This is my last lie
But we both know it ain’t true
‘til the next time I’m feelin’ selfish
And I lie again to you
This is my last lie
So pretend you still believe me
Or I’m hopin’ that you’ll buy
My last lie

I wish you could believe me, for all the times I’ve lied
We both go keepin’ secrets, yet the love just hasn’t died
So things for us don’t work that way
The rings we have don’t bind
Don’t want to be alone today
So I promise

REPEAT CHORUS

I’ve heard my last excuses , I’ve suffered my last lie
Thanks for being a friend that day, but that day’s gone by
You made me feel so weak inside , You cut me down to size
And now I think we both need time
To get aw-ay…….aw-ay (I promise)

SOLO (Mo Ismail)

This is my last lie
But we both know it ain’t true
Till the next time I’m feelin’ selfish
And I lie again to you
This is my last lie
So pretend you still believe me
Or I’m hopin’ that you’ll buy
My last lie


WICKED SIDE (lyrics by Tony Engel)

I can’t see anything but you
This time tomorrow we’ll be through
And there’s a fear within me
And a change inside of me

CHORUS

Have I fallen, cuz I feel like I just can’t control myself
And I’m feelin’, that there’s a wicked side that rising in me

I see a black cat come my way
This damn thing happens every day
And there’s a war within me
And I hope you’re missing me

REPEAT CHORUS

SOLO (Mo Ismail)

REPEAT CHORUS


COME BACK DOWN (lyrics by Ron Thomas)

All you last minute hypocrites, lookin’ to be saved
All you air raid renegades shouting from the stage
Can you see past the front row, and through the smoke and haze?
Do you see what you’ve done, does it matter who you save?
How can I

All you Saturday sinners, with a Sunday mind
You can’t pray away the night before with a simple drink of wine
For the ambient minstrels, with your syncopated lies
I can still hear you singin’ when you’re mouth is open wide

CHORUS

How can I…..Come back down
When I’ve climbed so high, seems like you never come around
How can I…..Come back down
When I’ve climbed so high, seems like you never come around

All you midnight dissidents, who curse the early morn
To the die hard insomniacs waitin’ for the break of dawn
Can’t stop this feelin’, and you’ll do it all again
Right back to the front row hopin’ this will never end

REPEAT CHORUS

SOLO (Mo Ismail)

REPEAT CHORUS




LYRICS FROM "THIS TIME..."



EVERY TIME YOU CALL (lyrics by Tony Engel)

I stand outside, and I wait
For ya....
It's a bitter pride, mixed with shame
So I'll hide away

You can go on taunting, 'cause I'm in the way
You keep saying
You just go on laughin', while I'm in pain

You know your lifestyle ain't no friend of mine
Confusion rules my head
And I'm in lockdown, I'm doin' time
Or I'm dead.....won't you go away now?

CHORUS:

Can you hear the music playin', I can feel it suffocatin'
Every time you call
Can you hear the music playin', I can feel it suffocatin'
Every time you call

There's a tug-o'-war between my heart and head
Keep away
You're so insecure that now I'm the same

You know your lifestyle ain't no friend of mine
Confusion rules my head
And I'm in lockdown, I'm doin' time
Or I'm dead....won't you go away now?

REPEAT CHORUS

Can you hear the music playin', I can feel it suffocatin'
Everytime you call me, can't you feel me suffocatin'

REPEAT CHORUS

Every time you call me baby.....ya know I can't breathe.....



3 To 5 (lyrics by Ron Thomas and Tony Engel)

Just lit from a short fuse
No time to mess around
Got my skills in my pocket, baby
This time you're goin' down

CHORUS

So you think you can take me
Everyone around
Are you goin' to face me
Three to five to get on my side
Jump on the clock, or let it ride

Seen a fire with no smoke now, baby
I've seen it burn a hand or two
Gonna give it all I got now, baby
I'd jump the fire if it was you (whatcha want me to do?)

REPEAT CHORUS

We'll it's 3 to 5.  It's 3 to 5.  It's 3 to 5, yeah....it's 3 to 5

Just lit from a short fuse
No time to mess around
Got my skills in my pocket, baby
This time you're goin' down (why I keep you around)

REPEAT CHORUS

Well it's 3 to 5.  It's 3 to 5.  It's 3 to 5, yeah....it's 3 to 5




DUST IN THE WIND (written by Kerry Livgren of Kansas......we got permission to record it, not publish lyrics....check it out on the web!!)




ALONG THE WAY (lyrics by Tony Engel)

Take me as I'm fallin', visions circle 'round my head
Can't describe this feelin', I am bleedin', but not dead
and now.....all the people along the way.....touchin' my soul

CHORUS:

Lookin' back...don't give ya the right to change history
Lookin' back....don't give ya the right, give ya the right, no
I can see....the memories as they wash away.......wash away

Wash away

Take me as I'm fallin', pages flippin' through my head
Wish I'd done this better, wrote that letter, things unsaid
and now....all the people along the way....touchin' my soul

REPEAT CHORUS

Wash away

REPEAT CHORUS

Wash away.  Wash away.  Wash away.



HYPOCRISY (lyrics by Ron Thomas)

Wearin' your Mercyful Fate t-shirt you never were late
It's been so long since you've gone, you used to never stay home
But now you're talkin' smack, 'bout how you'd never go back
You used to have a good time, you walk the company line

CHORUS:

I'm the last to know, you're the last to care
Take down the world, on a stupid dare
Am I the one, to make you see
The depth of your hypocrisy (hypocrisy)

Trapped in your three piece suit, tied up with Bruno shoes
Tattoos you try to hide, your corporate suicide
But all your talk is cheap, and are you losin' sleep
With all the pills you take, breakin' the plans you make

REPEAT CHORUS

REPEAT CHORUS


MY TURN (lyrics by Russ Odean/Jon Badalamenti)

And I remember your face, like a candle in the darkest place
Kiss your forehead, for one last time
Another life, a second chance

Dear God, I beg you....take mine, or find another way
This note, I write you....my chance to be a better man

CHORUS:

Take me back to yesterday
'Cause I've been down too long, and I'm tired of dreamin'
Imaginin' another way
With you......here
You'll always be a part of me
And you know I'll change my ways little girl
To see you again someday
When it's my turn......my turn.....

And I remember my tears, I thought they'd fall down for a hundred years
For the last time, I'll say goodbye
Toss in a flower, now you're gone

Dear God, I beg you....take mine, or find another way
This note, I write you....my chance to be a better man

REPEAT CHORUS

My turn, yeah

REPEAT CHORUS

Dear God, I beg you....take mine, or find another way




LYRICS FROM "CHAPTER ONE"



THIS TIME (lyrics by Ron Thomas)

And you can't be far from me
Still I beg you from my mind
So far that I can't see
The pain left in my life

Why, can you be so faithful
When you never see
Why, can you be so faithful
When you never see

Chorus:

The choice is yours now you decide
I take this moment, to realize
Without you by my side
Will I forget you....this time?

And I wish that you could see
Take a look inside my head
With thoughts so far from me
and the memories faded

Why, can you be so faithful
When you never see
Why, can you be so faithful
When you never see

Repeat Chorus

guitar solo

Repeat Chorus



MESSIN' ROUND (lyrics by Tony Engel)

You come on so sleazy
You know how to tantalize
But girl, you're much too easy
Don't leave much to fantasize

Chorus:
Keep comin' down
You're messin round on me
All over town
You're messin round on me

There's things that ya do to me
It's a high I can't achieve
But faced with reality
It's one I don't believe, yeah

Repeat Chorus

I know all your secrets
I've seen all your lies
and you should know,
I'm walkin away, time to go

Hear whispers and talkin
Whaddaya think that they say?
'Say I should be walkin
a-walkin away

You know, I can tell somethin's wrong
Every time I try, can't get you on the phone, no
Keep comin' down, you're messin round on me

Repeat Chorus


AWAKE (lyrics by Tony Engel)

Down on my knees, I beg You, please
Take just one chance, give it to me

I'm on the floor, a memory
I can't believe, I cannot see

Chorus:

Thought it was a dream, come to find I'm awake
Unreal as it seems, come to find I'm awake

Locked in my mind, with no escape
My thoughts are purged, my soul's been raped
I try to cry, and I feel the sting
I cannot feel, I see everything

Repeat Chorus

An anguished mind, screams anguished things
I can't believe, reality
I try to cry, and I feel the sting
I cannot feel, I see everything

Repeat Chorus 2x

LITTLE GAME (Lyrics by Ron Thomas)

I am not your savior, consider me your therapy
Am I in your head now, or is it just a dream

And I told you once before today
Could you even shed a tear?
Do you know the price you pay,
For keeping me so near?

Chorus:

No, I am not your little game (little game)
'Can't play, I'm not that strong
No, I am not your little game (little game)
I could be your right, but wrong

Am I what you came for, or do you leave in spite of me?
Is it getting any clearer, or is it still too hard to see?

And I told you once before today
Could you even shed a tear?
Do you know the price you pay,
For keeping me so near?

Repeat Chorus

And I can't be trusted, as the one to make you see
Is it all just in your head now, or is it really me?

Repeat Chorus


SMILE (Lyrics by Ron Thomas)

There's been times, stare at pictures of you and I ask
What went wrong in your head how does life
Tuck your mind away can you find
A way back to me now

Chorus:

Smile, Smile for me again
'Cuz it takes away all of the pain
Smile for me again

Through your eyes, questions answered
In your sleep, you'll find peace from the day
How do I, step inside your mind
Can you find, a way back to me now

In your life, you'll find hard times and the bad
will be covered by grace how will time
Put the puzzle in place, can you find
A way back to me now

Repeat Chorus

Just whats inside your mind
Can you fit the pieces into time
'Be right by your side

Solo

There's been times, stare at pictures of you and I ask
What went wrong in your head how does life
Tuck your mind away can you find
A way back to me now

Repeat Chorus