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Sentimental War | Give Up The Ghost

give up the ghost Give Up The Ghost

all songs by Tom Laverack except
Road to Ruin by Larry Fessenden

1. Last Rock and Roll Band
2. Almost Shook You Up
3. Maybe Im The One
4. Save You From Yourself
5. Lightning Rod
6. Beautiful Life
7. Can't Come In From The Cold
8. Alcohol
9. Road To Ruin
10. Where I Belong
11. Rag Doll
12. Longshot
13. Mystery



Last Rock and Roll Band Take a hike mister, nice to meet you Jane Have you met your maker, you sure look like you may. All this tells is nothin but a trail of gibberish And a bucket full of monkeys for the bananafish Well, hes just a poor excuse for a full grown man But he used to be the leader of the last rock and roll band... Computers run the air waves and the videos make it real This music must seem savage to the ones who make the deals Just cook it in a pot till it dont cook no more Than throw it on the bastards and theyll just scream out for more. So just take him outside to the garbage can But he used to be the leader of the last rock and roll band... Trashy like a whore but sweet just like a wife Shes the girl next door in this pop life Once it was a game that played into their hands But now the ghetto blasters have returned from beulah land. His name will be scrawled into a bathroom stall illegibly hailing him the new king of rock and roll While the mongers of fashion usher in the new celebrating this years model is what they get paid to do. So the man on the phone says he dont give a damn about the guy that was the leader of the last rock and roll band.... songlist Almost Shook You Up Well I hear it almost shook you up When your wife she finally left Every nerve that hadnt already gone numb Screamed out to a body already gone deaf And I hear it almost shook you up When your daughter ran away to live alone Saying she rather be anywhere Then in this morgue you call a home Oh, it must be there somewhere inside Oh, you swear to God its true But when theres no feeling what did you think youd find Especially since you never tried It almost, shook you up It almost, shook you up Well I hear it almost shook you up When they called to say your mother was dead For a second you thought there be those tears in your eyes But sooner or later you just did something else instead And I hear it almost shook you up when you found yourself all alone In a body you couldnt understand with all those emotions youd never shown Oh, it must be there somewhere inside You swear to God its true But this is how your whole world will end with numbness as your only friend. songlist Maybe Im The One Im not afraid of hard times Coz those Ive been through Just afraid of this indifference you show When you dont say I love you You can say youre not that kind of man But what if youre wrong? And maybe I, I am the one And maybe I, I am the one. Never been so sure of What I know right now But some times somethings gotta give And if it dont well I dont see how, I dont see how well survive All the days to come. And maybe I, I am the one And maybe I, I am the one. You never said youd change and maybe then you never will I thought it might matter to you what happens to us still But if its all such a bitter pill... God knows Ive seen my days of sadness and doubt But this takes the cake I guess And its wearing me out. Dont look for answers in the good deeds that youve done And maybe I, I am the one And maybe I, I am the one. songlist Save You From Yourself So it all comes together just like the big bang Give them that schoolboy candor Dig yourself an early grave Nobody seems to shudder at the punch drunk stare If you didnt hate yourself so much Id think youd might care But tell me whose gonna save you, Whose gonna save you from yourself Tell me whose gonna save you Whose gonna save you from yourself Tell me whose gonna save you? And whose gonna answer this riddle Coz the sphinx wont tell Will you be somebody special or on a road to hell Bitter pieces of gossip Set you back for a spell Though you come out swingin I dont think itll help Chorus And theres no time, you know theres no time left for this Your whole worlds been turned upside down And the walls are closin in But if you made your mind up to relent Would you ever hear the end of it? So maybe somebody hurt you But youd never tell Cant worry about the past when Times pushin you ahead And all of those resentments There in the back of your head And the natural born talent Well, its still not quite dead. Chorus songlist Lightning Rod Big ideas with no idea of the reason for that lack luster feel that this old life has left you with In this adolescent society you learn your pain and anxiety aint Nothing but a fucking wake up call But it dont feel wrong for an automaton or a person gone numb Its a blessing youre second guessing that so called perspective and I Always had a hard time, putting my finger on it Wanted more than this mad blur and just this, this incomprehension So I waited for my thunder cloud at the top of the hill you know I Raised that spike above my head and I held my breath in trying to be a li^ghtning rod, trying to be a lightning, its a rather frightening lightning rod, so if you look real close, you wont see me at all So lighten up my little one theres no reason to be miserable and young This old world is here for you Wrap yourself up in it, God knows theres no reason to sit and Feel sorry for yourself They sing the same song in the barroom that they sing in the gutter You can waste it and not face it without knowing what youre scared of and I Always had a hard time, putting my finger on it Wanted more than this mad blur and just this, this incomprehension So I waited for my thunder cloud at the top of the hill you know I Raised that spike above my head and I held my breath in trying to be a lightning rod, trying to be a lightning, its a rather frightening lightning rod, so if you look real close, you wont see me at all songlist Beautiful Life Such a sweet child, lost out there for so long, Oh Im so glad, that you found yourself a home. Could I call you up, just to tell you, I see a light shine Oh, in your eyes, you know Im so glad for you. You know you can live your life Just in that sound and fury and theres nothing, nothing left inside You know you can try and try but all thats left is just that one last, cold reminder Oh, when theres love, love, love can hold you up if you just allow it to. Oh, when theres love, love, love can hold you up if you just allow it to. I seem to recognize, something there though I dont know why It seems more than strength, something more than light Could I call you up, just to simply wish you Such a beautiful, such a beautiful life. Well I bet that there were times when, You never thought youd see the other side and here you are So please hold youre head high, coz I know that it is gonna be, gonna be alright. songlist Can't Come In From The Cold Well I was standing next to the parking lot Stepping back and forth In my over coat And I could see the lights as they shone All along the avenue I could see the fireplace and Christmas tree I could see those lights as they burned into me And I could almost feel the warmth As it flowed up the chimney And is there a God above Am I a fool to think That I spent my whole life Running from this paradise When I cant... come in from the cold And I cant... come in from the cold And if I could raise my arms skywards And if I could touch my hands to yours Then I guess youd answer all my prayers And then I guess I would be there If I were a different man, maybe Id see That there was a place in that house for me But all I feel is this steel Heart beating my poor life away And is there a God above Am I a fool to think That I spent my whole life Running from this paradise When I cant...come in from the cold And I cant...come in from the cold songlist Alcohol Hear the tick-tock of the clock Time gets shorter under alcohol But I dont worry, no I dont fret Theres always more around the corner yet But I, feel, so...sleepy. Name your posion, name your fate Youll never worry about the taste Nothing seems to be takin its toll When your under the influence of the alcohol But I, feel, so...sleepy Alcohol, Alcohol No one wants to touch you sweet alcohol, alcohol No one wants to drown with you alcohol, alcohol The doctor tells me to give you up My precious love, my alcohol Coz it will blind me, it will rape me Itll turn my nerves into anarchy But I, feel, so ...sleepy songlist Road To Ruin There's a drunk at the table And an old gal who's able To fill up the silence for two There's a couple talking New Age And two black guys with the front page That reads "How the oil spill affects you." There's a girl playing solitaire 'Cause it's a no-smoking car And her friend couldn't join her This side of the bar car. She's off in the stale air Having a smoke, It's getting louder around her Sipping cigarettes and Coke. But no one seems to notice that the world is going by No one seems to care there're decisions being made No one thinks to look up From what they are doing To notice we are heading down A short road to ruin. "They say it's progressive," Says the man with the paper Talking senators and pensions And art with his neighbor And the old gal is talking about third generation babies And the drunk is really listing now As he sucks on his empties And the couple's moved from New Age To sin and to Shakespeare And they're draining their glases Of ice and wine spritzer And the solitaire has moved To a two party game With a time-keep and a scorecard And an eye on the same. But no one seems to notice that the world is going by No one seems to care there're decisions being made No one thinks to look up From what they are doing To notice we are heading down A short road to ruin. Now the drunk is disecting Disasters with airplanes And he knows the statistics Of deceased on derailed trains And the guy put down the paper And he's talking about hack driving In the capitol of riches That he's just getting by in And the solitaire pair Left talking about George Michael And they left so much shit behind That'll never be recycled And the new age flirtation Takes fruit with a sigh 'Cause there's nowhere to take it There's nowhere to hide. But no one seems to notice that the world is going by No one seems to care there're decisions being made No one thinks to look up From what they are doing To notice we are heading down A short road to ruin. songlist Where I Belong The highway blazes through here Above the streets they, deflect the light, Oh well Ive seen plenty In my short life, in my short life Tinsel town gone to the lost and found Theres a vacuum between us I could take you down to that drowning sound Where it echoes off of the cieling Oh but I now know where I belong After all the pretty words youve said are gone Ill just be standing here alone Coz I know where I belong All the way from Puerto Rico To this land of broken dreams and hearts No one there to tell me What I found out, what I found out From way up there, well it all seemed small And when I jumped, I thought Id fall right through But I lived to tell a story that May not mean that much to you Oh but I now know where I belong After all the pretty words youve said are gone Ill just be standing here alone Coz I know where I belong Got a room I call home Though the walls are crumbling down Only want a small place Where I can hide out, where I can hide out When my parents left they never returned And I expected as much from you When I asked for help I didnt think that I get anything of much use Oh but I now know where I belong After all the pretty words theyve said are gone Ill just be standing here alone Coz I know where I belong songlist Rag Doll Climbing up a stairway or starin at a star you cant go very far Where tomorrow leads you you never really know until after its gone But Ive seen the day fading in the summer sky I know theres a reason but still I wonder why I cant really muster the strength to even try to find my way agian this time And if love dont last forever Just what would we do And if love dont last forever Just where would I find you I could be your rag doll And be there where you are I could be your rag doll There underneath your arm I could be your rag doll Never far from home I could be your rag...doll Im standin on your doorstep hopin that youll open up the door Im another stray thats simply lookin for another home And if I out stayed my welcome I simply moved on Trying to lose this feeling inside my bones But it follows me like a phantoms cape And its the one thing I still cant shake And if love dont last forever Just what would we do And if love dont last forever Just where would I find you I could be your rag doll And be there where you are I could be your rag doll There underneath your arm I could be your rag doll Never far from home I could be your rag...doll songlist Long Shot Gold light, all in front of my eye sight Looking up at the hillside, with the street below Sometimes, fixed with a stare from the inside You can see it make like, its all that you know Start from, that place where you got lost You might find that coin toss, that started you off And weight down, all those fears and those cold doubts It might help if you held out, another day more And why not, in this world of the long shot Dont you find a nice spot, you can call youre own And sweep up, all the sawdust and old butts Collecting here in this trash can of all that you know. Just sweep up, all the sawdust and old butts Collecting here in this ash can of all that you know songlist Mystery Turn your eyes turn your eyes the other way Say a prayer say a prayer and a llulabye Just a taste as a keepsake a different day when you awake Dont it seem a mystery Hold your hands hold your hands to it Take a breath take a breath and abandon it Just a tear in your eye there left to remind you there might be a little mystery Not a soul not a soul can see inside here inside here theres a reckoning All these leaves gently stir at the place where you once were could it be your mystery songlist

give up the ghost

all songs 1997 Hair o Dog Music / Earhorn Disks

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