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Down by Law
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Down By Law

Right or Wrong

under the sky
you see me walk alone
you wonder why
I honestly don't know
to be alone tonight
to find the answers
what's wrong or right
your right or wrong
how can I see
your right or wrong
which will it be
your right or wrong
how can I know
your right or wrong
which way to go?
lying awake at night
thinking of all the things
I have to do
and things I should have done
decisions to be made
I see the path
is it the way?
I know the answers out there
if I keep looking, will I find it?
the answers in the night
and if I find it, what then?
what then?

Vision

take time to look around
past the lies, look in your soul
stand mute without a sound
the world is changing - just look away
and if you want to know the truth
I just don't know what to say
we used to stand for everything
now I can see it slipping away
take me away
cause I can't believe that you're the one to fall
I still remember when
we had a vision in our hands
and we gave it to the world
then you took your guns and blew yourselves away
in order to be good
does that mean we must be great?
everything I thought was wrong
we passed the torch
and now it's gone

Dreams Away

dream away
you're just a dreamer boy
and I've been here before
dream away
you're dreaming your life away
it's what they want you to believe
salute the flag, say the pledge
that's what they say
it seems to me like there's so much more
taking it to the wall
it seems to me there's more than what they say
hold your head up

target their world
just let em fly
dreams away
now, no matter how I try
I just can't walk away
it seems it's inside me and it will stay
so whenever you get down
just think of all the things we've done
then you know that we can take it
you know it's just begun
hold your head up
target their world
just let em fly
dreams away

Down the Drain

yesterday I cut myself on pieces of a broken dream
and though it hurt me so, I won't cry
no I won't shed a tear
I tried so hard
to pick you up
I poured your bottles down the drain
you poured your mind
and if you ask me
I'll be there for you
but it's up to you from here
and so the time has come for me to say goodbye
and though it hurts me so
I won't cry
when I look you in the eye
cause all the problems
remain unsolved
you're 100 proofs to me
of what I hoped you'd never be
and if you ask
I'll be there for you but it's up to you from here

American Dream

looking down the street today
crime and war is all I've got to see
you look around, you want to know
is it really my country?
sometimes I wonder where it went
is it in bombs they always send
to killers round the world?
where's the other side
of my american dream?
and still they teach that dream in school
equality from sea to shining sea
you look around, you want to know
is it really my country?
you see that man there on the ground
just step over or around
his dreams have brought him down
where's the other side
of my american dream
where's the other side
where's the other side

The Truth

feelin' high and feelin' low
you're just standing there
with no where to go
you can't win if you're all hooked up
one day you're out of luck and
there's no finding some
if you don't watch you're step
you'd better watch you're step cause
you will always lose
now depressions hit and you're after it
and that's a bad excuse
the wrong thing to do is to
pretend that you
haven't got a problem
you didn't have to cause this pain
to yourself
you can change anytime you want
just don't get in too deep cause
I'm worried
that that's gonna tear us apart
I knew that it would

Best Friends

Wake up in time to get your call
Make sure this time we got it all
My best friend's always near me
She's been looking after me
I need her and it's clear to see
My best friend's always near me
Enjoy this as long as we should be
With only her my life it could be
My friend knows why
When I've lost track
We'll never cry
We'll always laugh
For a stop and go
And I know we would
My friend is always by my side
And it's so nice to be near her
Or just to call to hear her
These days are looking awfully good
We made it and I know we would
Hold on to me, hold on to me

Mat Gleason is God

want to know the reason
I just don't walk away
try to find the answers
that's the time they slip away
why can't it be easy?
if I believed that's what I'd pray
God I know we're making dents
by changing today
in times of trouble, times of pain
and we're the ones who see it
we've got to seize the day
when I die I want to know
we helped to make a difference
find a reason
find a rhyme
and we can help refine it
we've gotta go!
we're gonna see it through
your times are calling you
there's so much darkness in our day
bleed the planet, kill each other
freedom what a price we pay
I'd swallow all the poison
to make it go away . . .
find a reason
find a rhyme
and we can help refine it

The One

if I could be the one
then you know I'd be the one
knock down walls built up around me
building blocks only I can see
close my eyes
the dream begins
it's black and white
then you wake up again
my mind is blank for you
draw on it what you will
try the truth, you try my patience
I draw on strength you'll never know
how could you draw me?
I close my eyes
the dream begins
it's black and white
then you wake up again

Can't See it Still

walking down the freeway
trying to waste some time
looking for the answers
I know I'll never find
thinking about the weather
and why it never rains
you can run from storm clouds
can't outrun pain
and you can't change the weather
you're changing
and you're changing now
but you can't see it still
stepping out of one life
another straight ahead
chasing all those yesterdays
til you're half dead
want to know the answers?
you take life on the chin
that's the price you pay
you never know that
Van Gogh died with nothing
you're changing
and you're changing now
but you can't see it still

Surf Punk

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Too Much Grey

it's time to make the break
make life accelerate
lying there won't make you great
sleep doesn't make you see
just take a chance on life
some chances won't come twice
it could be everything
never know til you try
it's not a black and white world
there's too much grey
and sometimes truth lies hidden
when you need to know the way
and you know that your black
could be someone's white
but the more you're
thinking like them
the more they could be right
you've got seventy years
to make a difference here
you won't get there it's clear
living your life in fear
and so I look at you
your three piece suit of blue
you dragon slayer, you
St. George never fought for fold
everybody wants to be a
pillar of strength
and an overflowing vessel
of truth
but stand up, look around
take a little step
and find what you can do
now don't burn every bridge
don't be afraid to cross
it could be everything
never know til you try