Lyrics from our 2016 release "Opportunity Costs".

Bells

You would say that I had better change
Cause all I did is rearrange
I would turn the tables back on you
But what you say was mostly true

And now you’re gone, and the bells don’t ring
I’m all adrift, changing everything

I’m feeling lost without you here
I’m tired and tossed and live in fear

I recall the morning that you left
Your long goodbye, my last regret
I can’t find a way to redesign
Or say what fault, was maybe mine

Cause now you’re gone, and the birds don’t sing
I’m all adrift, changing everything

I’m feeling lost without you here
I’m tired and tossed and live in fear
the only thing that keeps me sane
Is hoping you’ll see me again

But I know it,  I don’t need to ask
I know,  that ain't gonna pass
And I knew it, I knew the facts
I   knew we weren’t going to last

I don’t know what I am supposed to do
Without you here, it’s all so new
Do you ever think of that morning by the sea?
I just thought that’s how our lives would be

But now you’re gone, and the birds don’t sing
I’m all adrift changing everything
I still don’t know what I didn’t bring
But now you’re gone and the bells don’t ring

I don’t know what I am supposed to do
Without you here, it’s all so new

Check

Checked the story it was a lie
Someone was leading you along
Somebody's always got some line
A fancy dance or a new song

And how are you supposed to know
Just how much you're supposed to take
When you are basking in the glow
Somebody asks how much you make

You feel you're spinning around
Dervishly whirling, trying to touch the ground
You feel you threw it away
And now you are back here, looking for someone else

1 bar Em then G C C G
Threw it away, you threw it away
You gave up all, the things that we saved
You don’t recall, it was some other day
I see no remorse here on display

I read the stories in the press
You came across like someone's pet
The writers seemed none too impressed
With what you do and what you get

Now all the things I meant to do
Are coming back to haunt me now
And all the things you wished you'd said
Are no longer still allowed

You feel you're spinning around
Dervishly whirling, trying to touch the ground
You feel you threw it away
And now you are back here, looking for someone else
I feel I’m spinning around
Dervishly whirling, trying to touch the ground
I know what I threw it away
Now I am back here, looking for someone else

The Boat

If you wanna climb aboard the boat    Then you oughta go
And you really think that it will float        

You start at some safe port You chart a course you both support
And all is quite surreal The barnacles, the nets, the keel

And it feels like a spree     That’s all make believe
And you are all alone together
And you want it to work But the boat rocks and jerks
When he tells you it’s now or never

Just one wave it all falls through
He won’t be there still holding you
Just one wave and you’ll find out
That there is less for sure and more in doubt.         

You sail through stormy weather
Completely loose untethered
Once thought you’d sail forever
But you’d get off wherever

You've been to far too many ports How many more
You feel you’ve got some things to sort

You nearly ran aground You realize you could have drowned
You start to wonder why This seemed like it was all worthwhile

Fire Inside

They say they’ll try again to find another plan
Cause now they understand that we might be losing control

We all know something’s changed        
need only look around to see the world's been rearranged

It’s hard to know what’s true,  
I’m pretty sure we’d all agree their plan will only help a few

Why they won’t try we wonder why        Cause it seems time is ticking down
We don’t want lies we need to find        A way to turn this thing around

There goes another chance        There’s always some excuse
It’s hard to plan ahead when we are not the ones who choose

And there’s still those that doubt    You got to wonder what they think
(That) this is really all about


The number gets higher it's hard to contain
They need to do more than divide up the blame
You want to do something but what can you do
All you can think of is not up to you
The fire inside you the fire inside
There is no explaining the need to survive
We hope they do something and not just pretend
And who can we count on that's going to defend

 

Think I'm Lost

Yesterday’s beside me          Been feeling like I’m lost
Time won’t stand forever       But it’s the only thing that I still got
 
You’ve been saying one thing       But meaning something else
And I’ve been trying to sort it       Into little facts about myself
 
Ah ha ha Think I’m lost
 
Traveled down the highway         To get to somewhere else
Found myself alone and                Wishing there was someone else
 
Came upon  a corner              Too many ways to go
Had to find the heading       That I could take to bring me home
 
Ah ha ha........Think I’m lost
I don’t know where I can be I don’t know what I believe
Ah ha ha........Think I’m lost
 
I don’t want to see you          Till everything is clear
Till everything is different   With everything that I hold near
 
I don’t want to say that                  I’m feeling very hurt
I don’t want to give you                 Anymore than you deserve
 
Time is speeding up now               Been thinking less of you
Been thinking there’s no reason      For everything, that we do
 
Ah ha ha........Think I’m lost
I don’t know where I could be I don’t know what I believe
Ah ha ha........Think I’m lost

Carry Us Away

I don’t want to be here
Don’t know how this came to happen
I was dreaming of the future
None of this was in the dream

Carry on much longer
Seems that all we do is look back
And wonder how we got on this track

How'd I let it all, come down to this
I thought that I was doing right

Carry us away it’s been too long, You seem to want to live it all again

I don’t want to be the last one
Last one to believe in something
Where is my old sense of purpose
Now I'm always feeling nervous

I don't want to die here
Feeling like it never mattered
Try to race them on a ladder


How'd I let it all, come down so far,
I thought that I was doing good

Carry us away, I know it's wrong, but I can't find the right words
Carry us away, we'll sing old songs and toast the dreams of yesterday

Carry us away, I know it's wrong, but I can't find the right words
Carry us away, we'll sing old songs, forget about tomorrow

Carry us away it's been so long so much remains so much goes on
Carry us away it's been too long I’ll sing just one more song and then I'm gone

 

Lyrics from our 2014 release "Love and Other Conspiracy Theories".

The Big Picture

 
You were passing by the Mason Hall when      
Shots rang out but was it just one gun?
By the time you got there they were almost done
You were waiting for another sighting            
When they said you had to move along
And they said it like you'd done something wrong

You’re looking for signs and what’s hid behind       
And who holds the cards in the end
You try to forget then get so obsessed         
Cause you’re not sure just yet

Further on there was a bankers meeting        
An owl flew over and a building burned
The talking heads came on the news acting concerned
You’re not sure exactly who’s in charge now
But you think about it all the time
And you wonder about who is next in line

You’re looking for signs and what’s hid behind       
And who holds the cards in the end
You’re searching for clues that lay in plain view   
Like planes flying over again
And what can you do if all of it’s true?    
Your point is so hard to defend
You try to forget but get so obsessed  
Cause you’re not sure how all this will end

On the day the NSA colluded        
With the firm who said we were attacked
All the agents in the field knew how to act
You're amazed at how the new crop circles
Validate what you've said all along
The Bilderbergs, they act like there is nothing wrong

You’re looking for signs and what’s hid behind       
And who holds the cards in the end
You’re searching for clues that lay in plain view   
Like planes flying over again
And what can you do if all of it’s true?        
Your point is so hard to defend
So how can you learn the way to discern          
What’s real now from “it all depends”?
And why do you care cause nothing is fair     
It’s easier just to pretend
But you can’t  forget and  you get so upset      
Cause you’re not sure just yet

Tired of the Load


Let my heart gain control My spirit and my soul
And let the record show I don’t want you to go

I know my part   I’ve known it from the start
I never feel too smart,  When I try to impart to you
What I’m going through
 
Lay it down feel the pain
I can only understand you when you’re far away

My sense I know My buckets all are full
I’m tired of the load
Black water's overflowed on you
Wasn't meant for you

I'll take the loss There always is a cost
My stomach’s all in knots   
Cause maybe I just lost you
Don't know what to do 

Lay it down feel the pain
I can only understand you when you’re far away

I wonder maybe when you've moved along
Will I still have nothing to say
I’m feeling so low and so down on my luck
Still hoping that maybe you’ll stay

On and On


Yesterday when the plant closed down and the steward called them over
Folks, he said, this battle’s lost but the war is never over

On and on and on it goes   The righteous rail while the models pose
And all the while behind the scenes   The system eats itself of means

Young man sits by the side of the road and he thinks of how he got here
Six months now since he lost his job wonders when will he get his share
On and on and on it goes   And some will shrink while others grow
He waits to see if they’ll inform, they wait to see how he performs
He knows what he’s got   It feels like nothing
And it’s taken all he’s got
The house that he bought he just left it
It is now a vacant lot

Still in line with a shirt and tie and He waits with many others
What’s it take to get in this race  To get screwed here with his brothers

On and on and on it goes the minutes stop and the hours flow
And life flies by at times so fast Wondering how he can make last 

He’s knows what he’s got It feels like nothing
Thinks of all the fights he fought
He’s thinking a lot Should he start folding?
Or start adding up the costs?

He feels like he’s caught But no one's guarding?
Or maybe they just all forgot
The ones at the top they keep on tempting
But they’ve taken all he’s got

Yesterday when the plant closed down then the steward called them over

Men In Black


All reports say skies were clear, this was something that's for certain
What we need is to suggest there’s nothing here behind the curtain

Dave here has a list of things we have to tell the press and leaders
Seems as if the numbers large it’s not as if we haven’t been here

So please don’t hold back and don’t fake, we all know what this takes
Focus them on  better days

We can count on several groups who’ll show up and confuse the issues
We will work behind the scenes corrupting files and skirting their use

All reports of flashing lights are easily obscured by doubters
We just need to keep the press focusing on anything but
School boy tales of space ship sails or big martian eyes

So please don’t hold back and don’t fake we all know what this takes
Focus them on better days
You all got the time, you got the list of who,
you’ve been trained for this, you know what to do
They’re all better off this way
And when morning comes

Don’t Get Me Wrong


A part of me has fallen in love with a part of you
It’s not the part that makes some people stop and stare at you 

Don’t get me wrong I’m trying to say
Don’t feel too strong cause I’m afraid

I guess the thing I fear is your reproach and my reaction
I have no reason to expect too much of this attraction

I just want to believe that I know what you need

Don’t get me wrong I really care    
I thought this song would make make you aware
This may take long but if we know where
We’d figure out the rest of it and we’d find our way there

I think of all the times it just felt just right when I was with you
I wonder if a part of you feels that way too
Then I’d say to you

Don’t be afraid and it will be alright
Stay here with me and come out of the light
You’d say don’t be afraid, it will be alright
Don’t be afraid it will be alright


Shining


You find yourself still shining in spite of all my tests
And what you thought was lying turned out to work the best

We were fine till we, crossed some line and I, closed   my eyes and it all was abstract
I reached out and I, tried to touch you but, I recall you were slow to react

I've nowhere left to go,  I'm feeling all alone and more
There’s something you should know
I’m trying to atone for all the wrongs I’ve done before

I’ve all but stopped desiring cause there is nothing next
And what I thought inspiring is really more complex

If you want it then, you could have it but, I don't know if you’re up for all that
If you reach out and, try to touch me then, I’m quite sure I will know how to act
 
I’m waiting for the end, I’m waiting here again for you
I’m waiting for the end, I tell myself again that it don’t all depend on you

I've nowhere left to go,  I'm feeling all alone and more
There’s something you should know, I’m trying to atone for all my sins that came before

 

Lyrics from our 2011 release "Now".

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The time is now

You'd think that finally we'd all agree about the things that matter
With everything we got on the line when we don't know what comes after
You'd think with all the warning signs and everything we've been through
That we’d all see what we're leaving behind and we'd have the will to do what we have to do
It's time to find a new road    
That takes us to a better place

the time is now  We've just one world don't want to lose
the time is now  if everybody joins along
the time is now  We all live here in just one place
the time is now  to see the way it all relates

You’d think that finally we’d all agree that we are heading for disaster
Seems that people only care for what it is they're after
So I'm not going to spend all my cash, on useless shit no more
And I'm not going to spend like mad, to think I may have found some inner core
I think we’re on the wrong road We’re driving fast and spinning out

the time is now  We've just one world don't want to lose
the time is now  if everybody joins along
the time is now  We all live here in just one place
the time is now  to see the way it all relates
the time is now to quit destroying everything
the time is now to change the things that we can change
the time is now to ends the wars quit testing fate
the time is now to change the way we all relate

Maybe We're wrong

We’re waiting for your second coming cause we weren't here for the first
We heard all the amazing stories and we know who comes out the worst

So what about the eye of the needle and our chance beyond
Cause if you look around the world we are the rich by far

Is somebody wrong and somebody right?
About what to believe at the end of the night
Where do we turn to finally be sure?
Which of these creeds do you think should endure?
Maybe we’re wrong or maybe we’re right
(Maybe it true
Maybe we’re wrong or maybe we’re right)

Heard the story about Martin Luther and his note on the door
Seemed a good idea to question something that keeps asking for more
There’s been far too many cheats and swindlers saying they’re all for you
You only lost it at the temple with the banker’s rules

There are still a lot of questions and some things aren’t too clear
Like how to find our own repentance and who we should fear

Is somebody wrong and somebody right?
About what to believe at the end of the night
Where should we go to finally be sure?
Which of these creeds do you think should endure?
Maybe we’re wrong or maybe we’re right
Maybe it true
Maybe we’re wrong or maybe we’re right

The Difference

 

All in the now

You worked in the right places        You’d seen it all before
You tired of the races            And looked for something more\

Some say you threw it away, what did you do?
Some/Who tried to stand in your way, and to stop you

So you just quit comparing        Yourself to someone else
You tried to turn the tables        You changed the way you felt

Now nothing stands in the way of the real you
Sometimes defining yourself is what you do

All in the soul and all in the now
I want to live in your dream somehow
You always try to say what you mean
Be who you are and keep your hands clean

Hey it’s all alright            You say we don’t have to fight
Hey, won’t tell no lies        Nothing here to try and hide
Hey don’t shine the light        And maybe we can get it right
Hey we’re side by side        I don’t know what we could hide

You search for something other        Than aching for your needs
You’re starting to uncover        Who holds the hand that feeds

What made you change everything? what did you know?
When is it all going to change where will we go

Just a Dream

I awake and wonder I awake alone
Try to remember, where is my life and home?
Somebody promised, somebody lied
I’d be surprised if, I even get a reply

But I don’t care anymore, it’s just a dream you know it’s just a dream
I don’t feel anymore, it’s just a dream you know

A man assures me, he’s bought and sold
He says we’ll each earn 24 pots of gold

Then we start to digging
And we are really getting near
But then the dream becomes a nightmare
And it slowly disappears

But I don’t care anymore, it’s just a dream you know it’s just a dream
I don’t feel anymore, it’s just a dream you know

I didn’t find gold Oh big surprise
I got a job now
Digging holes when someone dies

Then you stop to wonder is this really all there is
And if the way that you are living, is the life you have to live?

But I don’t care anymore, it’s just a dream you know it’s just a dream
And I can’t feel anymore, it’s just a dream you know it’s just a dream
But I don’t care anymore, it’s just a dream you know it’s just a dream
And I can’t feel anymore, it’s just a dream you know it’s just a dream

Since You're Gone

I found a note, Your paper box, the books really love
They all are here and don't make up for anything at all, Now, since you're gone

If not for you the sun would come up shining and at night would go away
Instead its dark now even at the brightest time of day

So what the hell it didn't last, I knew it never would
But I finally got past telling myself, We just weren't going to make it like the last

So what is now, what's gone away
We both know what, but wont admit there's nothing left to say
So where you been, I got a funny feeling you will say you never went away
But I know when I'm alone

It's a funny thing
I guess you couldn't find a reason good enough to stay
We're on a bridge, We're only half way cross

You know that time      you were upside down
And I said I wouldn't  let you fall   and I didn't let you fall
But you got it's wrong   yet you made it through
And now your thinking maybe something else    is meant for you

So what is now, what's gone away
We both know what, but wont admit there's nothing left to say
So where you been, I got a funny feeling you will say you never went away
But I know when I'm alone

I found a note, Your paper box, the books really love
They all are here and don't make up for anything at all
Now, since you've gone

 

Act of God

I know, it’s not divine when         You get, out of your mind and
You think, some new insight is true
I don’t mean to be saying    That god needs no explaining
I just question his plans for you

It’s not an act of god when
Lightening strikes next to the place where your standing or
It’s not an act of god when
You’re always winning 

You think god sees you trying    Keeps score saves you from dying
You think that is what all gods do

You claim there is a reason        You know, it could be the season
Don’t mean god makes the plans for you

It’s not an act of god when
Lightening strikes next to the place where your standing or
It’s not an act of god when
Your always winning


Don’t claim divine intervention
Just when the sun starts to shine
What will you do when its ended?
Blame god for changing her blame god for changing her mind?

You say you’re really trying    I think   you may be lying
Do you   believe what you say   is true?

Outside, sometimes it’s stormy    The wind, clouds start to forming
Don’t mean   god is informing you

It’s not an act of god when
Lightening strikes next to the place where your standing or
It’s not an act of god when
You meet the one who you’ve waited a life time to meet

Play All Night

One night is all we got
Hide the phones check the locks
What we need is to connect and   
Be alone forget the rest then              
We can stop and think no more of                                   
no more money no more war                                                         
At least I think that I believe in

Pleasing you I'm teasing you
Won't you play all night Won't you play all night
Believing you believing in you
Won't you play all night Won't you stay all night

One more desperate plea
Why do all men seem so much in need
I'm gonna stay on this dance floor,
Won't let you pull me out the door
I don't know why you're all corrupt
Your power trips and empty cups
There's just no way that I am going to be

Pleasing you or teasing you
Won't be playing all night Won't be playing all night
Believing you or listening to you
Won't be playing all night Won't be staying all night
Pleasing you or teasing you
Won't be playing all night Won't be playing all night
Needing you and vice-versa too
Won't be playing all night Won't be staying all night

I was going to stay at home and watch tv
But I got tired cause it was only me
And I see you here what you got's so real
I'm wondering how you and I can make a deal

One night baby please             
You look like you need release
Tell me what you'd do instead
Curl up all alone in bed
We could take on everything
Together we could make it spring
I just want to be with you and

Pleasing you I'm teasing you
Won't you play all night Won't you play all night
Believing you believing in you
Won't you play all night Won't you play all night
Seizing you releasing you too
Won't you play all night it'll be alright
Pleading you I'm with pleading you
Won't you play all night won't you stay all night

 

Need to Be

 

Yesterday I thought I knew where we were going
Now I’m feeling less and less like I’m knowing
When we got lost we always took the same roads
Seems these days we’re each carrying our own load

I don’t know what changed
Something that we learned?
Are we facing the same way
Or have we turned?

Sometimes when we’re talking your not even there
Makes me wonder sometimes if you even care
I know at times that you may feel the same as me
And wonder how it is that I need you to be

We’ve been waiting here
Count the endless days
Do you think the time has come
To face the past and.....

What it is we are    What it is we need
What it is we want to be    Or need to be
What you wanna know    Where you think we’re going
What you think you want to be Or need to be


Yesterday I’d tell you that our love would grow
Now I’m feeling less and less like I know
Is your big fear that you may have to be alone?
Or do you think you may be better on your own?

Are we finally here
Look me in the eyes
Do you think the time has come
To face the past and.....

What it is we are        What it is we need
What it is we want to be        Or need to be
What you wanna know        Where you think we’re going
What you think you want to be    Or need to be
Rediscovering            More than yesterday
Are we riding on a train         heading the wrong way?
I don’t want to claim         I just can’t explain

 

everything Now

You sigh and you try
You take your place in line
but you fail to connect
You’re told to go and put the way that you are on hold
it’s a lie you suspect

Everything you hold inside Everything you try to hide
means everything now        

You claim, you’ve changed, things won’t ever be the same
So you say again
But hey, ok, you will get it done any day
But you won’t say when

Everything you hold inside        Everything you try to hide
means everything now    

You still want to be the one         You don’t want to have to run
To change everything now


Now the time’s come
To take charge and get something done

So you get up and it feels strange,  
But you make sure,  this feeling won’t leave you again


You thought you knew
All those dreams you had would come true
You’re hoping for more

You mind, your time
and wonder when will it be your prime
who’ll open the door


Everything you hold inside        Everything you try to hide
means everything now    

You still want to be the one         You don’t want to have to run
To change everything now

Everything you hold inside        Everything you try to hide
means everything now