Been Away Too Long

Ghost of You

Every day is harder since you've been gone

Caught like a mouse trapped in a maze

All our friends are sorry, say I need to carry on

I go through the motions in a daze

 

And I see you on every corner

Across every crowded room

Only to remind me

It's just the ghost of you

 

You're in that cup of coffee that I didn't mean to pour

But I fix it just the way you would have liked

Sleep don't find me often, I mostly walk the floor

Thinking you called my name in the night

 

And I see you on every corner

Across every crowded room

Only to remind me 

It's just the ghost of you

 

Blessed are the faithful who are strong and stay the course

Even when one they love is gone too soon

I pray because I'm selfish. Hell hath no remorse

Don't want to miss no heaven without you

 

And I see you on every corner

Across every crowded room

Only to remind me 

It's just the ghost of you

 

Save the Girl

Where does a long forgotten beauty queen

Go when she's feeling down

To a roadside bar called "Easy Street"

In a shady side of town

 

She may say that she loves you

And wants to be your world

But what she says means nothing

Unless she ...saves the girl

 

She's telling you she's lonely 

From the hollow in her eyes

She don't know just what she needs

She just wants a slice of life

 

She may say that she loves you

and wants to be your world

But what she says means nothing

Unless she ..saves the girl

 

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Bridge

Saves the girl inside herself

Where the beauty never fades

You can try but really no one else

Can make that feeling go away

 

So you want to be her hero

SuperMario he knows

What it takes to free the princess

Hidden in her bungalow

 

She may say that she loves you

And wants to be your world

But what she says means nothing

Unless she...saves the girl

This Moment Matters Most

I'm on a path to somewhere, not sure where that will be

Where and when I land only time and God can see

When you say goodbye, always say hello.. hello

Tomorrow may not come again, you never know

 

Live for today, love for tomorrow

Learn from all that has gone before

What lies ahead, good times and sorrow

On the journey down this winding road

This moment matters most

 

Life takes us to the point where we reach the end

To share what was and what will be and meet a long lost friend

Be careful not to miss a thing, you just can't get it back, oh no

Better stop and smell the roses while you're racing down the track

 

Live for today, love for tomorrow

Learn from all that has gone before

What lies ahead, good times and sorrow

On the journey down this winding road

This moment matters most

 

Bridge

On the highway before us, hidden twists and turns

One step back and two steps forward

Hoping we have learned

 

Live for today, love for tomorrow

Learn from all that have gone before

What lies ahead, good times and sorrow

On the journey down this winding road

This moment matters most

 

A path long done, a friend long lost, time long missed, we bear the cost

So take some time to raise a glass. Life's too short so make it last. Make it last

 

Cross That Line

I'm drawing a line in the sand

Seems to me you don't understand

I don't deserve all your sneakin' and your lies

And I have come to realize

 

I'm trying to look straight ahead

I'm working hard just not to see red

Guess there's little hope that you'll clean up your act

But if you don't you ain't ever coming back

 

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If you cross that line, it'll be the last time

You'll get a chance to say your apology

I believe I can forgive, and live and let live

But you won't be living here no more with me

 

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Chorus

If you cross that line, it'll be the last time

You'll get a chance to say your apology

I believe I can forgive, and live and let live

But you wont

 

Bridge

There was a time I thought we had it all

Living large until we hit the wall

Now it looks like I've gotta make a call

No compromise, no chance at all

 

I'm drawing a line instead

You're hanging on by the tiniest of threads

I don't deserve all your sneakin' and your likes

So what I say should come as no surprise

 

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whirlwind

She's a whirlwind, she's a whirlwind

She comes around, comes around , lifts me up, lets me down, comes around

into my life again

 

She's a unicorn, she's a unicorn

Soft of heart, it's so hard to believe, love for me, love for you 

Each night and every morn

 

I can't understand and never will I ever find out why

Seems she only comes around to say goodbye

She is a whirlwind

 

She's a castaway, she's a castaway

I don't know what to do when she's there and she hurts, then I hurt

To see her walk away

 

I can't understand and never will I ever find out why

Seems she only comes around to say goodbye

She is a whirlwind

 

Bridge

Gypsy heart bound to roam

Another love left her all alone

I would never do the same

All she ever has to do is call my name

 

She's a whirlwind, she's a whirlwind

She come around, come around, lift me up, let me down, come around

Into my life again

 

I can't understand and never will I ever find out why

Seems she only comes around to say goodbye

She is a whirlwind. She is a whirlwind

Pretty Baby

Tell me pretty baby, what you're wearing

That pretty blue dress

The one that matches your eyes, matches your eyes

Tell me pretty baby, are other guys staring

Will you let them know

That you are mine, that you are mine

 

Oh, I miss you more and more whenever I'm gone

Can hardly wait until I get back home, oh.. get back home

 

Baby, pretty baby you can have all my money

If you'll only let me keep a little piece of your heart, piece of your hear

Don't know what it is about you, don't it seem funny 

Such and easy kind of love like a walk in the park, walk in the park

 

Oh, I miss you more and more whenever I'm gone

Can hardly wait until I get back home, oh get back home

 

Bridge

I long to feel you honey hold me tight

I pace the floor on these sleepless nights

Been gone so long I can hardly think

I'm just a man living on the brink

 

We'll go walking, baby, down by the river

Your tender whisper in my ear help me float away, foat away

 

Oh I miss you more and more whenever I'm gone

Can hardly wait until I get back home, ohh, get back home

Count on Me

Count on me when life gets in the way of all your plans

count on me when it all falls down and it has hit the fan

Count on Me to always be there in your time of need

I will be like the mighty Mississippi rolling to the sea

Oh, this I guarantee. Count on me

 

Count on me when sorrow comes around to knock you down

Count on me to lift your heavy heart up off the ground

Count on me to always be there in your time of need

I will be like the mighty Mississippi rolling to the sea

Oh, this I guarantee. Count on Me

 

Bridge

When trouble is on your doorstep trying to break in

We'll fight with all our might not to let him win

Oh..

 

Count on me when days are short and nights are way too long

Count on me when you don't know where it is that you belong

Count on me to always be there in your time of need

I will be like the mighty Mississippi rolling to the sea

A certainty, like Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery

Oh this I guarantee. Count on Me

All That I Need

Traveling home with my best friend Joe

Through thick and thin since we left San Antone

We were young and restless and wanted to serve

He had my back with his steel like nerve.. ahah

 

Some people say I'm the lucky one

Two tours of duty now I'm coming back home

Dreamed of the girl with the sundress on

Now there's only nightmares and she's been long gone

 

I took for granted all the good things I've had

Friends are strangers when no words to be had

Won't ask for much I'm lucky indeed

Respect and understanding is all that I need

 

Hoping in time these wounds will all heal

Some not so visible, don't mean they ain't real

 

Just a month to go out on midnight patrol

Crackle of gunfire from the side of the road

We scrambled for cover, Joe pushed me aside

Now I sit with his coffin on one final ride

 

I took for granted all the good things I've had

Friends are strangers when no words to be had

Won't ask for much I'm lucky indeed

Respect and understanding is all that I need

Alone in This Room

Such a sad situation when a love's gone bad

Turn around, she was gone, then I realized just what I had

If the sun comes up again tomorrow, it'll be too soon

Tonight I'm spending my time alone in this room

 

I took her for granted, thought she'd always be there

Stay out late and if she worried, I didn't care

Didn't think she'd find another, guess I wasn't in tune

Tonight I'm spending my time alone in this room

 

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Alone in this room with the curtains drawn

Turned off the phone so no one can call

Don't want to talk, don't have much to say

Leave me alone, just go away

 

Lead

 

Chorus

 

Now don't you worry, I ain't that dumb

Don't like taking pills and I don't own a gun

Just need some time to cry and lick my wounds

Tonight I'm spending my time alone in this room

What Could Be

Thicker than thieves we 3 musketeers

Hot muggy nights under stars

Adolescent summers, count back the years

Dreaming of freedom and spaceships to Mars

We couldn't wait, wait to get older

Now we long for the day

Remember when, when we were bolder

Time passes on without delay

 

Chorus

Rewind the choices that I regret

To still the voices inside my head

Sometimes I wish I could re-write history

But that would leave me hollow still

Like an abandoned wishing well

Instead I'll celebrate all the mystery....what could be

 

I met a girl away at school

She stole my heart right away

Head over heels like many a fool

But different ideas sent us on our separate ways

I think of things I might have said

Could such a difference be made

Would she have made me a better man

Could she have kept me from dreaming my life away

 

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Bridge

Mistakes and failures and good things concocted

In ways that I don't understand

Unique one and only at times a bit lonely

Resulting in being the one that I am

 

Chorus

 

 

 

Scotch and Soda

Been Away Too Long