Lyrics

DON'T GIVE UP:

Don’t give up, never gonna give up

Don’t give up, don’t you ever give up

 

In the night not gonna give up

The Devil’s coming but he can’t make me give up

 

Madiba he didn’t give up

Here in the valley I am not gonna give up

 

In the night my heart won’t give up

The day is coming just don’t give up

 

Jesus Christ he didn’t give up

My body may die but I’m not gonna give up

Understanding in the Face of Apathy:

When I told you how I feel 

Not realizing that it would conceal 

Your thoughts your heart 

It would not feel 

Blinded by my words 

Hard to deal 

 

Chorus:

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

 

My heart now burns 

Won’t stop to yearn 

And feelings were felt 

Now start to churn 

With I could take back 

What I said 

And lead your heart 

Towards love instead 

 

[Repeat Chorus]

Having: 

He that comes is he that goes 

The one that leaves never knows 

The feeling inside is trapped behold 

To the ill is which is sold 

 

Chorus:

Baby I can’t see your eyes whoa 

Baby I can hear your cries whoa 

Baby I can’t say goodbye whoa 

Baby that’s all I want to know 

 

Thoughts that come and leave behind 

Memories fade with time 

But holding tight and wanting more 

Does not compare with having, having 

 

[Repeat Chorus]

The Curl: 

As this wave curls around me 

I can feel you 1 2 3 

In this wave I want to be 

I can see you wanting me 

 

Chorus:

This wave uh huh 

This wave uh huh 

This wave uh huh 

This wave uh huh 

 

[Repeat verse and chorus]

 

Yes I know you want me (whoa) 

Yes I feel you on me (whoa) 

Yes I know you want me (whoa) 

But I can’t breathe when you’re on me 

 

[Repeat Chorus]

As I Go: 

Once upon this time I never knew 

And that’s alright with me 

Cause sometimes it’s hard to see 

What’s going on behind 

These pages that turn inside 

I take them with me 

As the sun sets over me 

What a beautiful sight 

 

We stand tall and strong 

At least that’s how we try 

The wind blows forcefully sometimes 

As it pushes on by 

But it’s not so hard for, for me 

Cause I’ve got quick feet 

Although it crushes miserably 

I won’t take it personally 

 

Chorus:

But now you take this heart 

And run it through your teeth 

Cause this won’t be the last, ask for the task 

Yeah crushing your feet 

 

[Repeat Chorus] 

 

As I go, anana hey, anana heyo 

Pray for your soul, anana hey, anana heyo 

As I go, anana hey, anana heyo 

Pray for your soul, anana hey, anana heyo 

Oh, Oh, Oh…

Once Again: 

All the ones who came before me 

Never knew but now must surely 

See the words left not unspoken 

Being the ones held high and token 

Never knowing that what was said 

Would never be known or even read 

That once again be left behind 

And all it took was a little spine 

 

Well I am the man who once knew it 

Once again, again, once again 

I am the man who once came to show it 

Once again, again, once again 

 

Now it’s out and never again 

Be taken away let out what’s in 

Those before me can see it now 

And hear it all spoken loud 

 

Chorus:

Well I am the man who once knew it 

Once again, again, once again 

I am the man who once came to show it 

Once again, again, once again 

I am an open matchbook scratching pauper 

Once again, again, once again 

I am never opening up this locker 

Once again, again, once again 

 

But now is the time 

Never show to never know 

Now it’s not mine 

Can’t claim it mine, not now that it’s out 

 

[Repeat Chorus]

The Room With No Lights: 

It’s sunny outside 

But the blinds in here block out all the light 

And these pictures on the wall 

Remind us of a time before the fall 

Before the rain and fog 

The snow melts it never sticks for long 

But the sunny outside 

Tomorrow will dissolve 

 

In the room with no lights 

Time passes by 

And we sleep through it all 

In the room with no lights 

Time passes by 

Through the rain and fog this fall 

 

An empty bottle garden 

Decorative art so modern 

Scatters this coffee table 

As we grow old becomes our cradle 

We drown in this poison 

Oh, we don’t feel a thing, no 

 

In the room with no lights 

Time passes by, yeah 

And we sleep through it all 

Through the rain and fog this fall 

 

Oh, the room with no lights 

 

(Colin Heldt - Recording Engineer ad lib support lyrics) 

(Harry Shaub - playing drums on bathtub) 

(Greg LeVan - playing the bottle with a wooden pencil and guitar)

Song 006: 

You and your troubled ways 

The don’t stay the same 

And now everything is grey 

 

Chorus:

You can take away 

What’s here today 

Is here to stay 

 

You walk through the light 

Yet without sight 

Wonders and lies 

 

[Repeat Chorus] 

 

(improv argument) 

 

Nothing 

I got nothing 

I got nothing on your mind 

 

[Repeat Chorus]

Not Phased: 

Drowning out my fears, whoa 

With somber liquid smears, oh 

To blot out pent up tears, whoa 

Built up over years, oh 

 

The taste is slightly crude, whoa 

Can make my tongue sound rude, whoa 

But when a soul feels lude, whoa 

It doesn’t matter how it’s viewed, whoa 

 

Chorus:

Now I’m jostled round 

Can shake my life out loud 

Drunk on liquid now 

Can’t phase my unfurled brow 

 

[Repeat Chorus]

Stalemate: 

Too many dreams left open 

Weighing me down again 

Too many times I sat in stale regret 

Blocking the serotonin 

To make my way through the day 

Unable to recognize what causes pain 

 

Chorus:

Oh it’s not easy to chase 

But when I lie awake 

I can’t afford to hesitate no 

And die again a stalemate 

 

Come again with my chances 

To open up and explore 

Come again and pursue a little more 

Allow me to open my eyes 

And what happens if I try 

Allow me to one day before saying goodbye 

 

[Repeat Chorus] 

[Repeat Chorus]

From Behind: 

Do you think? 

Hey hey, I know 

Some will sing. 

Hey hey, I know 

Does it sting? 

Hey hey, I know 

Still we cling 

Hey hey, I know 

 

Chorus:

Hey I know 

Hey I know 

Hey I know 

Hey I know 

 

[Repeat verse and chorus] 

 

You live your whole life dreaming about it 

But it’s not quite right even when you’ve found it 

Those times you thought you’d live on forever 

Won’t be realized and won’t provide shelter 

 

Hey, I know (the spark in your eyes has dwindled and died) 

Hey, I know (when I hear your voice it’s no longer a lullaby) 

Hey, I know (the touch of your skin refuses to ignite) 

Hey, I know (yet still we cling to the memories from behind)