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Steel Bridge Songs Vol. 8

by Holiday Music Motel

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1.
Seven Days 04:11
If I could write a song, I’d call it “Steel Bridge” I’d have John Hadley compose it like this McFadden take the lead, Sarven with a solo Troy could be the cover boy, rockin’ the cowbo’ Have Anna Sacks start it off with the intro melaniejane, please add a little cello Wally on the drums, Early with the vocals Landon, please freestyle for the locals Needs to be an anthem, call James Hall Bring his son too, there’s room for us all Go to Cherry Lanes, get Lantz Lazwell Him and Dirty Deuce pro’ly high as hell Now we need production, call Billy Triplett Record it on the fly, then let Steve mix it Have Chris Aaron throw mellow tones on it Watch Ruby James overdub moans on it We got a little time We got a lotta soul We got a lotta love to make before we go We got seven days That last all night Spin the bottle, cut the tracks, and now we drop it down Yo, Dan-O, make sure no one wastes time Ronnie and Steve Smith collab on the bass line Chorus is next, call Mike Bleck Heard they wrote an ill-ass hook on his deck Whitney, Bloody Crows, where he goes nobody knows Pro’ly with Delaney, Carleyrae, and Angelo Still need keys, call Andrea please Meaghan, need you to harmonize on the v’s Word on the street, we need a funkier tone Kim Manning, please go grab your megaphone Ain’t no lie, Charlie Cheney bring the pie pat give us all the claw when we arrive Zach V got it on lock at the Red Room And Manny jumped out another girl’s bedroom Any girl who wanna get up in the action Go to Lumberjack Cash’s room for satisfaction We got a little time We got a lotta soul We got a lotta love to make before we go We got seven days That last all night Spin the bottle, cut the tracks, and now we drop it down Tony Menzer said, “Let’s go to H.E.’s” Vee said, “Let’s go,” Ellie said, “Maybe” Here to write songs, here to make music Only got seven days, so let’s use it Recording it live, stream it worldwide Six new from Northwest have arrived Need a piano man, Craig Greenberg And a talented vocalist like Liv Mueller I’m one on the list, in the studio next Hope I’m not in line behind Geri X Adrienne Hatkin killin’ the xylophone AJ Storitela killin’ the microphone Shout to David Cox, Victoria Vox, Jaybo, Greg Ro, Adam Mackintosh Rick Wood, Charles Boheme, and those I didn’t mention We here to entertain, we all representin’ We got a little time We got a lotta soul We got a lotta love to make before we go We got seven days That last all night Spin the bottle, cut the tracks, and now we drop it down
2.
Build a bridge So you can go where you wanna go Build it large enough, for all life to flow Build it strong for all to gleam Build it with such a vision every soul can dream A bridge for all travelers, for a lifetime to come Baby I’m a businessman She said when you gonna come my way Cause I’m waiting for you You know I’m waiting for you Oh she’s waiting for you She know she want me to Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Baby called and said she seen me just the other day Trying to tell me, you can’t go away But I got’s to go, cause I got things to do People to see, places to be, but I know you’re really needing me So just keep on hollering, hollering my way Eventually I’ll make it across the bay, to the Holiday She’s gonna see me real soon I’m gonna see her real soon She’s gonna see me real soon My baby knows… Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together She said it’s hard times When you ain’t around Sexual frustration eh It’s all over this whole town So put the bridge down ‘Cause I’m comin’ Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together Hold it together
3.
Nowhere Fast 02:49
Across the ocean Crossing time zones You can take me Nowhere fast Backwards forwards Even sideways You can take me Nowhere fast Save your pennies For a ticket You can take me Nowhere fast Don’t you leave me Where you find me You can take me Nowhere fast Over bridges By land or by sea You can take me Nowhere fast Through the forest Or by the lakeside You can take me Nowhere fast We’ll take a racecar Or a jet plane You can take me Nowhere fast On a rocket Or a spaceship You can take me Nowhere fast
4.
High Road 04:42
You could take a high speed train I will take an air balloon You could take a cross-town bus And meet me half way Make pact to make amends We’ll make the bed we lie in We’ll make it all up as we go Take it easy, take it slow You say you’ve got a happy place Well where’s that at? Where’s that at? You say you’ve got a dream to chase Imagine that, imagine that Chorus: You, you take the high road I’ll take the bridge You, you take the high road I’ll take the bridge I’ll take the bridge You told me babe it’s not my fault I take that with a grain of salt Cause words are easy, talk is cheap And the hardest thing is leaving I made myself a dream to chase Fancy that, fancy that But I lost my way while saving face Imagine that, imagine that Chorus: You, you take the high road I’ll take the bridge You, you take the high road I’ll take the bridge I’ll take the bridge Outro (layered vocals) Losing the light take a shot in the dark Hands in the air we’re missing the mark You take the high road It takes a lot of heart I could take an air balloon Takes me where I want to go Meet me on the other side
5.
Don’t you journey to the mountaintop Until you’re ready for the long drop ‘Cause when you’re down, down, down the only way is up And when you fall, fall, fall you careful back stand up And it’s a long, long, long, long, long, long, long way down The rungs on my ladder were my friends (Were my friends) And people don’t like other people treading heavy on their skins I was only honest when I told you how dishonest I am Every scandal brought me closer to my bitter end (My bitter end) ‘Cause when you’re down Long, long, long, long, long, long way down Don’t you journey to the mountaintop When you’re done you can’t get high enough Listen again, to the story my friend, of how I reached my bitter end It’s not worth the riches if you’re burnin’ your bridges And yourself is all you’re thinking of (All you’re thinking of) From your mountaintop, to the bottom I drop And when you fall you can’t fall fast or far enough It’s not worth the riches if you’re burnin’ your bridges And yourself is all you’re thinking of And it’s a long, long, long, long, long, long, long way down
6.
Don't Jump 02:27
I’m not leavin’, so you’re not leavin’ too I’m not leavin’, so you’re not leavin’ too If you go walkin’ on the bridge tonight Don’t be confused by the starry lights Baby you can throw it all away I found the note you left on the bed Can’t believe all the things you said This is not how it’s supposed to be Don’t Don’t, don’t, don’t jump Don’t jump Don’t jump I always thought we had the perfect dance How did I not know about this circumstance We’ve got way too much to lose right now Don’t Don’t, don’t, don’t jump Don’t jump Don’t jump Don’t jump Don’t jump I’m not leavin’, so you’re not leavin’ too I’m not leavin’, so you’re not leavin’ too I’m not leavin’, so you’re not leavin’ too Don’t you go walkin’ on the bridge tonight
7.
You & Me 04:07
Drivin’ around in my old hometown How the hell did I grow up here and still not know my way around Feelin’ like a bug stuck in molasses The second hand ticks but the time never passes The child that grew up in this house is not me Blink so tightly ‘til there’s hash marks on the wall Make me feel so small Another night in my mother’s house She likes to pretend that we haven’t changed at all But we have Comin’ home to a house full of strangers, faces, unfamiliar figures but we ain’t got a damn thing to say Talkin’ ‘bout your job, talkin’ ‘bout the weather, talkin’ ‘bout whether not you would trade places with me Standin’ out on the hot black asphalt I don’t even know you and it’s nobody’s fault but yours And mine Both pretendin’ that we’re withholding judgment But silently, we’ve agreed to disagree You and me Just because I love you doesn’t mean I don’t hate you Just because I hate you doesn’t mean I don’t love you at all Try to fix each other like broken machines Try to force each other to have the same dreams I think you’re simple, you think I’m an asshole You think I’m cynical and I think you’re loyal to your father Just because I love you doesn’t mean I don’t hate you Just because I hate you doesn’t mean I don’t love you at all Try to fix each other like broken machines Try to force each other to have the same dreams I think you’re simple, you think I’m an asshole You think I’m cynical and I think you’re loyal to your father BUT IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT Oh oh oh, oh oh oh x4
8.
Shine a little light upon me now Then turn that light upon yourself Turn those shadows inside out And let the tears run on down Hey hey hey Coming of age in hard times There’s a world that you don’t see Then one you see but don’t believe Let those fears go let them lie Kiss that darkness goodbye Let some trust into your life Feel your strength rise up inside Hey hey hey Coming of age in hard times There’s a world where you belong Let your dreams turn you around Calm your heart and heal your head Then live your life like a sun that never sets Shine a little light upon me now Then turn that light upon yourself Hey hey hey Coming of age in hard times Find your way while you are young With your dreams to guide you on Coming of age in hard times Coming of age in hard times There’s a world where you belong
9.
We took a trip and we danced on the waves uh huh The ship hit a brick and it burst into flames uh huh We thought we saw a bridge on fire We swore we saw a bridge on fire Could’ve been a star, could’ve been a place uh huh Far away smoke from an old freight train uh huh We thought we saw a bridge on fire We were sure we saw a bridge on fire Now we sail in this cosmic light Through ripples of sea We were sure there’d be no survivors But luckily we see… We thought we saw a bridge on fire We were sure we saw a bridge on fire Now we sail in this cosmic light Through ripples of sea We were sure there’d be no reminders But luckily we see… Bridge on fire, bridge on fire, bridge on fire, bridge on fire, bridge on fire…
10.
Shot Down 03:26
Strollin’ down the sidewalk with my girl in hand See the Holiday sign, we’re home again Firewood burning, smoke in the air Feelin’ happy and free and that’s all I really care Crankin’ up the music with the boy I adore He’s my whole world and that’s all I need for sure Hoppin’ in the car, grab the keys and go Over the bridge headin’ to the show Love, love, love, love Whoa oh oh oh oh Over the bridge for love Whoa oh oh oh oh Love, love, love, love Whoa oh oh oh oh Over the bridge for love Whoa oh oh oh oh Walkin’ down the beach got my toes in the sand Waves are rollin’ in walkin’ hand in hand Keep my guard up but I already know He’s got the way to make me smile and it really shows Sun falls down at a quarter to nine Moon comes up as we gaze at the sky Lookin’ at the stars there’s a lunar eclipse Bring her in close, tryin’ to steal a kiss Shot down, down, down Shot down, down, down Shot down, down, down Shot down, down, down I’ll try again tomorrow Love, love, love, love Whoa oh oh oh oh Over the bridge for love Whoa oh oh oh oh Love, love, love, love Whoa oh oh oh oh Over the bridge for love Whoa oh oh oh oh
11.
Temptation 02:55
I’m on a jet plane but I can’t land I’m stuck in a fast car in a traffic jam All this frustration, lead me to temptation Lord, I ain’t right, I got to do something wrong No lovin’ in you oven No candy in your bowl No holly in your poppet No jelly in your roll You know that I love you so But I got to have some more Lost in the desert and I need a drink And this itch that you been scratching pushing me to the brink All this frustration, lead me to temptation Lord, I ain’t right, I got to do something wrong Can’t get to you, I’m on the wrong side of town Wanna cross the bridge but it won’t go down Feelin’ like a fool but I’m starting to learn Can’t start a fire when nothing will burn All this frustration, it lead me to temptation Lord, I ain’t right, I got to do something wrong Got to do something wrong Tryin’ to start a fire with no match, babe You keep throwin’ me gumballs and I can’t catch You be the guitar and I’ll be the pick But you won’t let me strum you or show you my licks
12.
Lovers lost in lust, may stumble in the blush Tangled up in twilight, a fever so right No sense in pullin’ off the road that got us lost Cuz the bridge went out after we crossed Covered head to toe in the afterglow Makin’ up reasons as the doubt creeps in You can make believe any way you please But the truth will bring you to your knees Star-crossed lovers by daybreak But I was too blind Tumblin’ head over heartache Poisoned kisses and wine The night the full moon was shining We sat a while on a bench watchin’ waves Where you saw water I saw diamonds on the bay Now I look at you, a darker shade of blue Clouds fill up the skies, no stars in your eyes I don’t wanna hold, a heart so cold You can’t take the fool out of fool’s gold Star-crossed lovers by daybreak But I was too blind Tumblin’ head over heartache Poisoned kisses and wine The night the full moon was shining We sat a while on a bench watchin’ waves Where you saw water I saw diamonds on the bay Where you saw water I saw diamonds on the bay Where you saw water I saw diamonds on the bay
13.
Heaven 02:53
When the lights are low in heaven In the room behind your eyes You can wander on forever Like a lost and weary traveler Through the darkness deep and white But if you believe in heaven It will always be your guide Lead you from the rocky path now Lookin’ up and over back now Cross the bridge into the light (Bridge into the light) I’m just tryin’ to get to heaven Just to be by mama’s side But if I can’t get into heaven If I find that I’m denied (Find that I’m denied) If I can’t get into heaven Oh, heaven knows I tried
14.
Over and over, I take those tiny lights where they belong It won’t be long, it won’t be long ‘Til they find out where those tiny lights belong Little lights are shining out so bring, across the water calling in the night Come here little lights don’t run and hide, let me take you to the other side Over and over, I take those tiny lights where they belong It won’t be long, it won’t be long ‘Til I find out where those tiny lights belong I can bring you there from over here But when you’re there you’ll find it’s here It won’t be long, it won’t be long ‘Til they find out where those tiny lights belong Marriage of two empires, that’s me ‘Cos all roads lead and rivers run to Rome and to the sea Open air confessional, that’s me Good and Evil all dissolved by passing under me Over and over, I take those tiny lights where they belong It won’t be long, it won’t be long ‘Til they find out where those tiny lights belong It won’t be long, it won’t be long ‘Til they find out where those tiny lights belong It won’t be long

credits

released June 13, 2013

Produced by pat mAcdonald, the engineers, and the artists themselves
Written and recorded at The Holiday Music Motel, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, during Steel Bridge Songfest, June 3-10, 2012.
Engineers: Steve Hamilton, Billy Triplett, and Dan O Stoffels, assisted by Steve Smith and Chris Aaron with production assistance by melaniejane
Mixed and mastered at The Holiday Music Motel and Makin' Sausage Music, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cover art by Arketype, Inc.
Inside photo by Bob MacDonald
CD package design and layout by pat mAcdonald

Deepest thanks to all Steel Bridge musicians, fans, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters - we love you all!!!

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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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