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Steel Bridge Songs Vol. 12

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1.
You used to snuggle up To the small of my back When all the scary things Came to attack The troll under the bridge The voice in your head The ghost in the doorway The monster under your bed But I have you, I have you You can let go I have you, I have you Let your eyes close I see that you’re scared I know that you’re sad You can keep crying I won’t leave your side The troll under the bridge The voice in your head The words that you heard That made you so sad But I have you, I have you You can let go I have you, I have you Let your eyes close I have you, I have you You can let go Go to sleep now Let your eyes close
2.
Have I seen you before I’ve lived here all my life A familiar place An unfamiliar sight Life can turn on a dime And circle back to rhyme Yet I can’t quite replace the comfort I lost on my way I say (Open your eyes) If I could just see straight (Open your eyes tonight) If I could just find a way to be the one that stays for a while (Open your eyes tonight) There’s another side When the story’s defined By somebody else who has never quite felt the same Can you ever know What you haven’t been shown? I could try to explain but you would never refrain from your heart I say (Open your eyes) If I could just see straight (Open your eyes tonight) If I could just find a way to be the one that stays for a while (Open your eyes tonight) All the bridges are burning But ours could be different this time You can cross first I’ll follow Behind I say (Open your eyes) If I could just see straight (Open your eyes tonight) If I could just find a way to be the one that stays for a while (Open your eyes tonight) (Open your eyes) If I could just see straight (Open your eyes tonight) If I could just find a way to be the one that stays for a while (Open your eyes tonight)
3.
Bomb the bridge, it looks like crap We should sell the steel for scrap, hey, hey, hey Hey, hey, hey Don’t give a sh-- what people say There’s a better bridge a block away, ay, ay, ay Ay, ay, ay Bomb the bridge, take it apart Send it to China to make shopping carts for Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Well, it’s just one bomb And that bridge is gone There’ll be nothing more to argue about And it’s just one bomb And this whole deal’s done Now, it’s up to us to take it out Bomb the bridge, just let it go Future generations won’t even know, whoa oh oh Oh, oh, oh These bridge people, they got no clue Out with the old, in with the new, woo hoo hoo Ooh, ooh, ooh Well, it’s just one bomb And that bridge is gone There’ll be nothing more to argue about And it’s just one bomb And this whole deal’s done Now, it’s up to us to take it out Bomb the bridge, if you’re my friend We’ll make America great again Bomb the bridge, if you’re my friend We’ll make America great again Celebrate, it’s only steel and stone Celebrate, it’s only steel and stone Well, it’s just one bomb
4.
Remember when we used to Sit down by the water Watchin’ the world go by Mindin’ all the business What everyone was doin’ On the other side {There used to be a bridge here Reachin’ shore to shore Rain on my rooftop Sun on my door} Used to be a river But there ain’t no river no more Remember when we used to Sit down by the water {Take turns tradin’ tunes} Smokin’-and-a-schemin’ Jokin’-and-a-dreamin’ From the sandy dunes {There used to be a bridge here Reachin’ shore to shore Used to be a lover Knockin’ at the door Used to be a river But there ain’t no river no more} Who needs a hand When you’re not there to take it Who needs a heart When you’re not there to break it Who needs wings When there ain’t no will to fly Who needs a bridge When the water’s all run dry Remember when we used to Sit down by the water Makin’ promises we couldn’t keep Never thought to question Never stopped to wonder If you’d ever leave {Used to be a bridge here Reachin’ shore to shore Used to be a lover Knockin’ at the door Used to be a river But there ain’t no river no more} Used to be a river But there ain’t no river no more
5.
You tried to tear me down Kick me to the ground Said that I was useless Didn’t want me around How you like me nowwww Now that your other love is up and gone ‘member when you told me You would come back home When hell freezes over Well there’s a chill in my bones Cuz you showed up at my back door Saying sorry for being so cruel You left for someone new Now you don’t know what to do Cuz baby, we’re not through Said no one could save me Baby, that’s not true Now you know you need me The whole town knows it too Cuz I’m the only one who can keep you moving The way you need to You left for someone new Now you don’t know what to do Cuz baby, we’re not through I’m good in my way Cuz I got grace and style Classic appeal, nerves of steel I’m gonna be here a while Said no one could save me Baby, that’s not true Now you know you need me And now the whole town knows it too Cuz I’m the only one who can keep you moving The way you need to You left for someone new Now you don’t know what to do Cuz baby, we’re not through You left for someone new Now you don’t know what to do Cuz baby, we’re not through Baby, we’re not through Baby, we’re not through
6.
You were just a little somethin’ I was talkin’ to Tryin’ to make yourself look good Hussin’ and a fussin’ just passin’ out All around the neighborhood Ahhhhh Ahhhhh Like flames of forgotten love We whispered in the breeze so fine I remember you were gazin’ at the stars above Just tellin’ me that you were mine Ahhhhh Ahhhhh All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge You were just a baby, I was rockin’ you Now we’re just a broken dream When the merry-go-round stops workin’ There’s nothin’ left to redeem Ahhhhh Ahhhhh All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge All our problems Are just water under the bridge
7.
She dresses up in white and blue Captain’s wheel and anchors, too Haircut short like a pixie sprite… Drink like a sailor, every night She’s so nautical… erotikal Oh oh oh She’s so nautical… erotikal Oh oh oh She swab my deck with soap and mop And down below, she keep it cropped She like a serpent, inked in blue I wanna kiss that rose tattoo She’s so nautical… erotikal… Oh oh oh She’s so nautical… erotical Oh oh oh High-waist shorts, peroxide hair Halter top, and sailor’s flares Tied to the mast, she knows her knots, And when it’s warm, it’s sans culottes She’s… so… nautical… She’s… so… nautical… She’s… so… nautical… She’s… so… nautical… She’s so nautical.
8.
Aftermaths 02:29
This Bridge It Lengthens (Brett Newski, Jimm McIver) Brett Newski - guitar, vocals / Jimm McIver - bg vocal / Jamey Clark - drums / Greg Roteik - bass
9.
I wish we could return To the places that we burned But they’re someone else’s darlings now Every little thought And every time we fought Didn’t matter anyhow You cut me like a dagger Crawling on your shore Why am I still chained to your love Like all those times before It’s been a few long years And still the feeling reappears Seems you turn nothing down I don’t know what you mean When I see you on the screen Actin’ like I’m not around You cut me like a dagger Crawling on your shore Why am I still chained to your love Like all those times before You cut me like a dagger Crawling on your shore Why am I still chained to your love Like all those times before You cut me like a dagger Crawling on your shore Why am I still chained to your love Like all those times before Why am I still chained to your love Like all those times before
10.
Had I KNown 03:50
I woulda drawn you an atlas Made you a map of The difficult miles I woulda fed you your medicine Read the directions Given you time Chorus: Oh, had I known Where the river ran over the road I woulda built you a bridge To help you get home We charted your course with a compass Then you took to wanderin’ And I watched you go If I had known how your stars had Been spinnin’ I Woulda given my own Chorus Nothing is left to be done, done Nothing is left to be done Everything now comin’ undone So hard to know where to go When the river runs over the road But I woulda built you a bridge To help you get oh (chorus)
11.
Everyone’s got the white hot fire Set ablaze by the wild desire Find the call, climb the wall, take a fall or two Though the smoke in your eyes clouds your judgment Don’t forget to enjoy this moment There’s no incentive to spend time hangin’ around Tension’s high, you don’t know why you can’t shake it Your eyes are closed, your heart exposed to the seasons But hold your head up, hold it If you keep lookin’ down, you’ll never know what’s ahead So show them what you’re made of Show them what you’re made of But hold your head up, hold it If you find that you’re losin’ that fire Hold your head up a little bit higher It’s a choice that you gotta make on your own If the bridge don’t travel the distance If the water’s a hard resistance You’ll have to swim but the jump isn’t all that bad Tension’s high, you don’t know why you can’t shake it Your eyes are closed, your heart exposed to the seasons But hold your head up, hold it If you keep lookin’ down, you’ll never know what’s ahead So show them what you’re made of Show them what you’re made of But hold your head up, hold it Hold it, hold it, hold it Hold it, hold it, hold it Hold it, hold it, hold it Hold it, hold it, hold it So hold your head up, hold it If you keep lookin’ down, you’ll never know what’s ahead So show them what you’re made of Show them what you’re made of So hold your head up, hold it
12.
The Storm 02:57
I got a well so deep, it can never be filled I got a river, and no matter how steep, it can run up a hill And the river of tears that I weep of happiness, it’s ready to spill Yeah Like a waterfall’s waves, flowin’ along I got a love of the bay, I got a love of the song And the tempest of change we have waited for has come Yeah Mothers and fathers, ready or not Like a bridge over water, we’re goin’ across Sons and daughters, all is not lost I say, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way Though, the flourishing bay has a desert become The clouds shall awaken, and rain like a storm And the dams they have made shall be damned and be overrun Oooh, ooh Mothers and fathers, ready or not Like a bridge over water, we’re going across Sons and daughters, all is not lost I say Mothers and fathers, ready or not Like a bridge over water, we’re going across Sons and daughters, all is not lost I say, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way, the storm is on its way The storm is on its way Oooh The storm is on its way Ooooh oh The storm is on its way
13.
Feelin’ lower than I’ve ever felt Lost my way I can’t get through I lie awake in a lonely bed With a bleeding heart and a memory of you Long days they test my faith Voice is weak and legs oh they ache Find it hard to stand on my own two feet Cuz I’ve walked so long my spirit has been beat Save me from my fallin’ Carry me all the way across I don’t wanna walk this road alone So take my hand and lead me back home Lead me back home Lead me back home A little love can mend my heart Make these grey skies oh so blue Heal this pain so deep inside Oh honey I just need you So won’tcha Save me oh from my fallin’ Carry me all the way across I don’t wanna walk this road alone So take my hand and lead me back home Ohhh take my hand and lead me back Ohhh hooooooommmeee Save me from my fallin’ Carry me all the way across I don’t wanna walk this road alone So take my hand and lead me back Oh take my hand and lead me back Ohhh take my hand and lead me back Ohhh hooooooommmeee
14.
I know you’ve been sleepin’ with the lights on Late night shifts filled with nightmares and love songs Tell me ‘bout the stranger that haunts you You’ve spent your whole life in the dark getting’ walked on By every OLD love drunk boy from a bar room I bet it feels like any man can cross you Standin’ there so long Been done so many wrongs You let that water flow When you’re standin’ tall All the men will crawl to your Door No one in this town could ever hold you down You could never fall, you hold your ground Your memory is strong I know you’ll hold on Strong as steel There’s no question you’ve got history Every low-rent Romeo has shit to say The daily rags just print what you’re supposed to believe Standin’ there so long Been done so many wrongs You let that water flow When you’re standin’ tall All the men will crawl to your Door No one in this town could ever hold you down You could never fall, you hold your ground Your memory is strong I know you’ll hold on Strong, strong No one in this town could ever hold you down You could never fall, you hold your ground Your memory is strong I know you’ll hold on Strong as steel YOU WILL NEVER FALL STRONG AS STEEL YOU WILL NEVER FALL STRONG AS STEEL YOU WILL NEVER FALL STRONG AS STEEL YOU WILL NEVER FALL STRONG AS STEEL
15.
Thank You 03:57
I just want to thank all you people A minute if you will For givin’ me all your jump and jive Keepin’ me from standin’ still Your energy gives us the power To keep the music alive I hope you all know we appreciate you Makin’ the drive Thank you for crossin’ that bridge All your energy makes me wanna live Thank you for crossin’ that bridge And thank you for all the love that you give I need to know you’re listening These words, you can hear Everything you created Over the last 12 years It’s been so wonderful It just really blows my mind And the greatest part of all It will be here ‘til the end of time Thank you for crossin’ that bridge All your energy makes me wanna live Thank you for crossin’ that bridge And thank you for all the love you give Thank you for crossin’ that bridge All your energy makes me wanna live Thank you for crossin’ that bridge And thank you for all the love you give
16.
Now 03:08
Back in your old apartment Breathing in the traffic jam Dirty nostalgic ether The elevator ride gets steeper I’m pryin’ open the doors before I get to your floor Can’t take this anymore Wrapped up in how it was But that’ll never be enough No Guitar solo Back in your old hometown Watchin’ the ships from the overpass The air is a slow burn chatter Speakin’ in tongues and it’s freakin’ me out Reminds me of when our catastrophe days came around I’ll never live this down You haunt me everyday Was so wrapped up in how it was I Don’t want this anymore Was so wrapped up in how it was But that’ll never be enough No Now Now Now Right now Everything is just like it is
17.
True North 02:38
Faith in science over superstition I won’t bow, where God’s in question Rather ask forgiveness than permission Charge me with sins of omission Meet me at the bridge With confessions in the dark I’ll tell mine if you tell yours Opposite directions, we both march forth Searching for true north True north Carrying our map with no direction Lost our way without intention We took aim and somehow missed the mark Blinded by our imperfection Meet me at the border Pointing weapons in the dark I’ll drop mine if you drop yours Opposite directions, we both march forth Searching for true north True north, true north, true, true north You searched the harbor for the truth Paying ransom with your youth Tell yourself there’s nothing left to lose Bite the apple, if you choose… Meet me at the bridge Exchanging prisoners in the dark I’ll send mine if you send yours Opposite directions, we both march forth Searching for true north True north, true north True, true north
18.
New lights and new gate Take a rag and get it clean No thing you change can Make a bridge not a bridge Bridge ain’t what a bridge ain’t The bridge idge what the bridge idge Ain’t no place to rent Kayak nor jet ski No shop nor café at This bridge, just a bridge Bridge ain’t what a bridge ain’t The bridge idge what the bridge idge Bridge ain’t what a bridge ain’t Bridge idge what the bridge idge New name and new paint But the same damn old bridge The bridge idge what the bridge idge Try to change it but you can’t New rivets, new gears Steel bridge still appears just Like a steel bridge Bridge ain’t what a bridge ain’t The bridge idge what the bridge idge The bridge idge what the bridge idge The bridge idge what the bridge idge The bridge idge what the bridge idge The bridge idge what the bridge idge The bridge idge what the bridge idge The bridge idge what the bridge idge The bridge idge what the bridge idge
19.
Build a bridge to old and new Linking the wise and true “Doomed to repeat the ages” Say the prophets and the sages We have seen this place before Told this story, spoke this lore Shall we visit yet again? Or is it the end All scream Shall not bring us down All scream Shall not bring us down It ain’t such a mystery Just take a page from history From the elders’ spoken words We repeat these stories heard We don’t have the gods you choose Don’t believe the evening news We’re not goin’ underground Our spirits high, shall not bring us down All scream Shall not bring us down All scream Shall not bring us down All scream Shall not bring us down All scream Shall not bring us down All scream Shall not bring us down All scream Shall not bring us down
20.
Shatter 03:15
Rollin’ the world in the sand and the sticks You bring the whiskey and I’ll bring the tricks Ladder in the yard brings you closer to the sun One two three four cryin’ girl Counting down her string of pearls Beyond the glass, the world moves on If you shatter, I’ll melt you back together Melt you back together, melt you if you shatter I’ll melt you back together, melt you back together The cherry wood has glass in its veins Frozen in place like a word on the page Or a girl in a glass house who sits very still Will she rise and spread her wings Though they look like fragile things She was built to break and made to mend Sail into the fire (sail into the fire) You were born to lose yourself Let it bring you higher (let it bring you higher) Do you hear the tower bells If you shatter, I’ll melt you back together Melt you back together, melt you if you shatter I’ll melt you back together, melt you back together Melt you if you shatter, I’ll melt you back together Melt you back together
21.
Choop. Choop. Choop. Choop. Bitches wanna play me Haters wanna hold me Bitches wanna play me Then they wanna hate me Bitches over here Then they over there If they over there Then they can’t be over here Haters wanna fight me Playas bein’ bitches If they bein’ bitches Then they wanna fight me Haters wanna roll me And they can’t control me If they can’t control me Then they cannot roll me Bitches wanna play me Haters wanna hold me (Choop. Wish I had a magic lamp with a genie.) Bitches they wanna play me (The noodles are slippery.) Well haters wanna hold me Choop, choop Bitches can be haters Haters can be bitches If they are together Then I can’t control them Man I’m gettin’ tired Now I’m gettin’ tired Bein’ like those bitches When they gettin’ tired Walkin’ on a bridge Cuz it is a bridge Underneath the bridge Then there is some water Underneath the water Then there are some fishes Fishes bein’ bitches Cuz they wanna play me Underneath the bridge There are some fishes (Slap me in the face with a giant salmon.) Fishes bein’ bitches (Choop, choop.) Oh, fishes wanna play me (Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Choop. Old school.) *Vincent rap* Let me tell you how it’s done Gimme the mic, drop the beat, off we goin’ on the run Make money, save money, spend money, no, I don’t have none Who am I kidding, I need to go fishing Maple syrup, my ass, it’s made of corn syrup Bitches wanna play me Well haters they wanna hold me (I put my tongue against the bridge in the winter.) Fishes they wanna play me Oh fishes being bitches (Choopy choop. Choopy choop. Drive a go-kart into the bridge.) Choop. Choop.
22.
We’re the ones with broken bones We’re the ones from broken homes They say the masses can be ruled But some of us just can’t be fooled We know what matters most Sit still and take their dose They do their best to keep us down But we stand tall and hold our ground We will meet on the bridge tonight And for justice we will fight We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our own solution We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our solution We can’t just wish for better days Or things will never change We’ll running out of time This world is full of crime So easy to fall apart But we just have to start It’s not about me or you Something we all must do We will meet on the bridge tonight And for justice we will fight We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our own solution We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our own solution We’ve got to break through We’ve got to make you Realize We have the choice to use our voice We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our own solution We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our own solution We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our own solution We’re the generation of revolution We reject their institution Throw away their constitution We’ll find our own solution
23.
London Bridge has fallen down Police are digging up the ground Little bones are buried deep Pray the Lord their souls to keep Built it up with wood and clay Rain has washed it all away Built it up with iron and steel Hidden rituals revealed My lady My faire lady Can you hear them? Can you hear them? Moonlight shining on her face Take me from this evil place Mothers weeping all around London Bridge has fallen down My lady My faire lady Can you hear them? Can you hear them? My lady My faire lady Can you hear them? Can you hear them?
24.
They told me there was two sides and I had to choose Hangin’ on for dear life, shakin’ in my Sunday shoes Thought real long and hard about just what to do Finally I found the third way through The third way through 1, 2, 3, 4 Known and unknown what is and what’s to be Who I am and what’s callin’ me When did it come to this Was there ever a sign All I know now is Is the decision’s mine They told me there were two sides and I had to choose Hangin’ on for dear life, shakin’ in my Sunday shoes Thought real long and hard about just what to do Finally I found the third way through Well I took the third way through Step right off that bridge Trust that you will fly If it all falls away You will be alright Step right off that bridge Trust that you will fly If it all falls away You will be alright Alright They told me there were two sides And I had to choose Hangin’ on for dear life Shakin’ in my Sunday shoes They told me there were two sides And I had to choose Finally I found The third way through Well I took the third way through
25.
From the crib into a single file line Learn to crawl and learn to step in time Learn to follow lead at a clock’s speed (woohoohoo) Learn to wait at the bridge while the other half lives your life for you Ooh ooh ooh ooh run for the money, run for the money Ooh ooh ooh ooh run for the money From your bed into an office cubicle March along and keep to schedule Wake to make your bed, eat what you are fed (woohoohoo) Learn to wait at the bridge while the other half lives your life for you Ooh ooh ooh ooh run for the money, run for the money Ooh ooh ooh ooh run for the money Ooh ooh ooh ooh run for the money, run for the money Ooh ooh ooh ooh run for the money Born to consume when you run for the money, the money runs you It’s taking control and letting you know there’s nothing you can do Ooh ooh ooh ooh run across that bridge, it’s time to live Ooh ooh ooh ooh run across that bridge Ooh ooh ooh ooh run across that bridge, it’s time to live Ooh ooh ooh ooh it’s time to live
26.
Beat Beat On 03:35
I’ve been broken I have fallen I have hit the ground crawlin’ Missed the boat completely Watching my ship sail away I’ve been beat UP I’ve been banged UP I’ve been frustrated and fed UP Made myself so dizzy Watchin’ this world spin… But I know there’s somethin’ more So I’m waiting for the door to open wide Forget the nights I’ve cried Thinkin’ I was at my end BEAT broken heart BEAT joyful heart BEAT broken heart BEAT joyful heart I’ve been loved at I’ve been cheated Would’ve been completed If I hadn’t heard the voices in my head But looking UPward at the sky Where the bluebird learned to fly Built a nest upon the bridge Watchin’ the ships sail by We are wanted and discarded Seek to finish what we started The course that we have charted is the very thing that leads us wantin’ more I’ll take your UPs and DOWNs Your twists and turns, your merrily go round (x4) BEAT broken heart BEAT joyful heart BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT joyful heart BEAT joyful heart BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT I’ll take your UPs and DOWNs Your twists and turns, your merrily go round (x4)
27.
And so, on a typically foggy evening near olde London Bridge (True story: not falling down not falling down, London Bridge not falling down my fair lady); BUT I DIGRESS. At any rate, our plucky Victorian crossdressing prostitute heroine, Mimsy Mim la Flame, used horribly with excess and vigor, then left beaten on the docks by the shore leave debarkees of a Spanish galleon by the name of (CUT)(Spanish guitar??) NACHO BELLGRANDE (Latin trumpet flourish, castanets) stares longingly, dreamily, and yes, it must be said, creamily across the putrid sparkling waters of the Thames. In them, she spies lost hopes, broken dreams. In them she sees… Diamonds or fairies, can only be one The one is for weddings but the other’s more fun Diamonds and fairies, they may never collide But if you ask nicely, I’ll still take you inside I was but a young girl when I first roamed the docks Picking up some young seamen, and taking hard knocks I was young and so slender, like a girl of sixteen All the sailors would clamor – for my cockles so clean – (Crying cockles … and muscles alive a live ho’) But time came a tripping, as he’s wont to do Now my lace is disheveled, and it hurts when I poo Oh, Nacho Bellgrande, what you’ve done here to me Through my running mascara, in the waters I see (SAILORS: I see. I see.) Diamonds and fairies, an impossible choice But you don’t need to choose now, when the girls are the boys So this is the question, when your beauty’s your trade Do you suck all their lemons or just drink lemonade? (SAILORS: Lemonade lemonade!) Diamonds and fairies oo-la-loo, loo-la-lay Diamonds and fairies hey la ho nonny-nay Diamonds and fairies oh la loo loo la lay Diamonds and fairies hey la ho nonney naaaaaaay!!!!
28.
I Told You 02:46
Starry night On the drawbridge that’s ascending And I’m hanging on Trying not to fall You would think This fresh air would clear my head And help me decide If I’m letting go tonight Tonight Well I got rust on my hands, steel’s cuttin’ through Didn’t listen when they said bridge risin’ up So get on off – just get off that bridge It ain’t gonna stop for you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you Looking down I am surrounded by the clearest water That I think – I have ever seen Not a sound But all the headlights on the bridge’s pavement Dance around and somehow call to me To me Hang on Hang on Well I got rust on my hands, steel’s cuttin’ through Didn’t listen when they said bridge risin’ up So get on off – just get off that bridge It ain’t gonna stop for you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you Just get off that bridge Don’t wanna say I told you
29.
You were such a good girl way back then Always heard half of everything we said With a fly-away ponytail and an open heart Look both ways before we step in the street Led you to water, couldn’t make you drink But we taught you to swim, so I guess that’s a start All this time we thought you learned Now you’re alone and your bridge is burned Don’t want no trouble on your mind Simple is good, boring is fine Simple is good, boring is fine The American Dream tried and true It’s the well-worn path we carved out for you With a picket fence, and a porch with a view Four long years to get your degree With money that we borrowed and it wasn’t cheap Quit foolin’ around, the bill’s coming due All this time we thought you learned Now you’re alone and your bridge is burned Don’t want no trouble on your mind Simple is good, boring is fine Simple is good, boring is fine Don’t want no trouble on your mind Don’t want no trouble on your mind Listen here while there’s still time Normal is easy once you’ve crossed the line Simple is good, boring is fine Boring is fine (x6)
30.
Up All Night 02:04
There was a time When I thought I could stay up all night Takin’ poison and wine My sorry bones full of holes Keep my spirits down I try to keep my mind I try to keep my mind I try to keep my mind Now I know how to fall With the grace of those Great ones gone My brittle bones full of holes Keep my spirits down I try to keep my mind I try to keep my mind I try to keep my mind There was a time When I though I could stay up all night Takin’ poison and wine What the hell Now I guess it’s a guarantee Lucky me
31.
American't 04:00
Yer really into havin’ a beer Yer into watchin’ the game Yer really into livin’ in fear Embracin’ puritan shame You got bills to pay Yer workin’ for a raise There’s nothin’ we can do to change It’s the American way CHORUS But I won’t wear rose colored glasses to make it easier I’ve got the song for a better nation written on my heart If I never stand for another Have I ever really stood at all Really stood at all You don’t like to be political Because you believe The privilege that you’ve grown accustomed to was justly conceived You got bills to pay And you got kids to raise There’s nothin’ we can do to change It’s the American way CHORUS Baby steps and beer will never raise minimum wage So use those goddamn bootstraps for radical change ‘Cause we got debts to pay History to make Somethin’ we should do to change The American way CHORUS x2
32.
Well I’ve been here since four, I find myself dreamin’ Of all those brick ovens that always stay warm The dust on the shelves, I’m tired of cleanin’ No one comes in through these old wooden doors Maybe it’s our time to go Rumors of a land that paved its streets in gold Find our way on our own Maybe Saint Lawrence will carry us home It shouldn’t be this hard for a baker to put bread on the table Cuz I ain’t askin’ for a whole lot more than that If I take the risk will you follow me across the ocean I’ll take the next boat headed down west on the seaway Rumors of a land that paved its streets in gold Find our way on our own Maybe Saint Lawrence will carry us home When I first saw those steely gates open I felt welcoming arms of a brand new day The town it was small, but the bridge brought together The people, the heart of Sturgeon Bay Oh, rumors of a land that paved its streets in gold Find our way on our own Maybe Saint Lawrence will carry us home
33.
The Monster 03:05
All my life I was afraid of a monster See him peeking from behind a tree Hear him whisper softly as I wander And this is what he’d say to me Life is hard The world is scary People can be cruel Then one day I found him right behind me So I invited him in for tea He said I’d only gotten half of the story This is what he’d tried to say to me Life is hard, don’t get numb The world is scary, but you belong People can be cruel but you’ll find They are far more often kind Found he has a certain kind of sweetness Like molasses in my tea When the world gets overwhelming On the bridge between awake and asleep I hear him say Life is hard, don’t get numb The world is scary, but you belong People can be cruel but you’ll find They are far more often kind
34.
Just you and me under the bridge again I woke leaning on liquid inspiration Nothin’ to hold, but you my love Just one more sip, and you’ll be done Ahh now that you’re, now that you’re gone Ahh time for another one I feel at home, when in Rome, they say You’ve stayed by my side since late yesterday I must carry on without you my love To the very last drop, we’ve had our fun Ahh now that you’re, now that you’re gone Ahh time for another one Ahh now that you’re, now that you’re gone Ahh Ahh now that you’re, now that you’re gone Ahh time for another one Ahh now that you’re, now that you’re gone Ahh time for another one
35.
Jump 02:30
I thought I knew just what love was But it was only child’s play I think I love you forever Giving you up never ever It only started yesterday Jump up Gonna tell the world about it Gonna have to scream and shout it Never ever stop boy JUMP Jump for my love The stars above Want us to be together Rainy days don’t make me sad anymore You wipe all my tears away I’m not ashamed a bit to say it I think our love’s gonna make it It only started yesterday Jump up Gonna tell the world about it Gonna have to scream and shout it Never ever stop boy JUMP Jump for my love The stars above Want us to be together Boy, take it to the bridge Girl, meet me on the bridge Boy, take it to the bridge STOP! Jump up! Gonna tell the world about it Gonna have to scream and shout it Never ever stop boy jump! Jump for my love The stars above Want us to be together Jump up! Gonna tell the world about it Gonna have to scream and shout it Never ever stop boy jump! Jump for my love The stars above Want us to be together
36.
We took the highway east to west No destination, just an itch Whatever time that I have left I measure mile by mile and bridge to bridge I am the driven and not the driver My body aches to own the road And if you turn my fuel to fire I’ll use all gears to take you home To take you home We took the highway east to west No destination, just an itch Whatever time that I have left I measure mile by mile and bridge to bridge to bridge to bridge

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released June 8, 2017

Recorded at Steel Bridge Songfest June 9-12, 2016 in Sturgeon Bay, WI at The Holiday Music Motel and Tambourine Collaboratory by Steve Hamilton, Steve Smith, Dan O Stoffels and Barrett Tasky.

Produced by pat mAcdonald.
Administrative assistance by melaniejane, our air traffic controller, with help from Teresa Young.
Mastered by Steve Hamilton at Makin’ Sausage Music (Milwaukee, WI).

Design by pat mAcdonald.

For more info about Steel Bridge Songfest, The Holiday Music Motel, Tambourine Collaboratory and Steel Bridge Radio (where you can hear these songs streaming 24/7), please visit our websites:

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A 1952 motel taken over by musicians in 2007 for the purpose of creating and hosting collaborative songwriting events, The Holiday Music Motel is the world's only motel with its own internet radio station that plays 100% self-generated content 24/7.

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