Steel Bridge Songs Vol​.​12

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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: HolidayMusicMotel.com, SteelBridgeSongfest.org, SteelBridgeRadio.com

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released June 8, 2017

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Track Name: Steel Bridge Lullaby
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
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
Track Name: Open Your Eyes
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

(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

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

All the bridges are burning
But ours could be different this time
You can cross first
I’ll follow
Behind

(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)
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
Track Name: Bomb the Bridge
Bomb the bridge, it looks like crap
We should sell the steel for scrap, hey, hey, hey
Don’t give a sh-- what people say
There’s a better bridge a block away
Bomb the bridge, take it apart
Send it to China to make shopping carts for Wal-Mart

Chorus:
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
These bridge people, they got no clue
Out with the old, in with the new, woo hoo hoo

Let’s celebrate, it’s only steel and stone
Track Name: River No More
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
Track Name: Baby We're Not Through
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
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
You showed up at my backdoor
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
And 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
Gonna be here a while

Said no one could save me
Baby that’s not true
Now you know you need me
And 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
Track Name: Water Under the Bridge
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

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

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

All our problems
Are just water under the bridge
Track Name: She's So Nautical
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
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
Cos she’s so nautical… erotikal…
Halter top, sailor’s flares
High-waist shorts, peroxide hair
Tied to the mast, she knows her knots,
And when it’s warm, she’s sans culottes
She’s… so… nautical…
She’s… so… nautical…
She’s… so… nautical…
She’s… so… nautical…
She’s so nautical.
Track Name: Aftermaths
Let’s pick it up
Where we left off
We’ll wallow in
Nostalgia
‘Cause livin’ scared
Don’t work at all
But I can’t stand to see you cry

I dropped you off
Valencia
I waved goodbye
You turned and walked
Oh what a sham
These years wasted
You couldn’t stand to see me try

The past is past
Leave it at that
Let’s give it up
This can’t be love
You talk in code
Leave me alone
This bridge, it lengthens every night
The aftermath can sting for a long, long time

Hooray, hooray for better days
You hopped a flight
To Santa Fe
I got the memo
Way too late
I should have known it the whole time

The past is past
Leave it at that
Let’s give it up
This can’t be love
You talk in code
Leave me alone
This bridge, it lengthens every night
The aftermath can sting for a long, long time
Track Name: Still Chained
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
I’m crawling on your shore
Why am I still chained to your love
Like all those times before

It’s been a few long years
Still the feeling reappears
Seems you turn nothing down

I don’t know what you mean
When I see you on the screen
Acting 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
Track Name: Had I Known
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
And helped you get oh (chorus)
Track Name: Hold Your Head Up
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 cloud 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
The bridge is closed, your heart exposed to the seasons

Chorus:
Hold your head up high, hold it
If you keep lookin’ down you’ll never know what’s ahead
Show them what you’re made of (x2)
Hold your head up, hold it

If you find that you’re losing 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

Chorus
Track Name: The Storm
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

Like a waterfall’s waves, flowing along
The winds shall rage like a natural song
And the tempest of change we have waited for has come

Chorus:
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

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

Chorus
Chorus
Track Name: Lead Me Back Home
Feeling lower than I’ve ever felt
Lost my way I can’t get through
Lie awake in a lonely bed
With a bleeding heart and a memory of you

Long days they test my faith
Voice is weak legs 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 falling
Carry me all the way across
I don’t wanna walk this road alone
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 so blue
Heal this pain inside
Honey I just need you

Save me from my falling
Carry me all the way across
I don’t wanna walk this road alone
Take my hand and lead me back home
Ohhh take my hand and lead me back
Ohhh hooooooommmeee

Save me from my falling
Carry me all the way across
I don’t wanna walk this road alone
Take my hand and lead me back
Take my hand and lead me back
Ohhh take my hand and lead me back
Ohhh hooooooommmeee
Track Name: Strong As Steel
I know you’ve been sleeping with the lights on
Late night shifts filled with nightmares and love songs
Tell me about 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

Standing there so long
Been done so many wrongs
You let that water flow

When you’re standing 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 that 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

Standing there so long
Been done so many wrongs
You let that water flow

When you’re standing 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 that 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 that 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
Track Name: Thank You
I just want to thank all you people
A minute if you will

For giving me all your jump and jive
Keeping me from just standing still

Your energy gives us the power
To keep all this music alive

I hope you know we appreciate you
Making that drive

Thank you for crossing that bridge
All of your energy makes me want to live

Thank you for crossing that bridge
And thank you for all the love that you give

I need to know you’re listening
That these words, you can hear

Everything you created
Over these 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 crossing that bridge
All of your energy makes me want to live

Thank you for crossing that bridge
And thank you for all the love you give
Track Name: Now
Back in your old apartment
Breathing in the traffic jam
Dirty nostalgic ether
The elevator ride gets steeper
I’m prying open the doors before I get to your floor

Don’t want this anymore
Wrapped up in how it was
But that’ll never be enough

Back in your old hometown
Watching the ships from the overpass
The air is a slow burning chatter
Speaking in tongues and it’s freaking me out
Reminds me of when our catastrophe days came around

I’ll never live this down
You haunt me everyday
Was wrapped up in how it was

Don’t want this anymore
Wrapped up in how it was
But that’ll never be enough

NOW everything is just like it is
Track Name: True North
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, 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
Exchange our prisoners in the dark
I’ll go my way, you go yours
Opposite directions, we both march forth
Searching for true north
True north, true north
True, true north
Track Name: Bridge Idge
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 shops 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
Track Name: Shall Not Bring Us Down
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

Chorus:
All scream
Shall not let us down (x2)

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 going underground
Our spirits high, shall not bring us down

Chorus (x2)
Track Name: Shatter
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
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 are such fragile things
She was built to break and made to mend

Sail into fire
Born to lose yourself
Let it bring you higher
Can 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
Track Name: Old Fool Kop Killa
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 there

Bitches wanna play me
Haters wanna hold me
Bitches wanna play me
Haters wanna hold me

Haters wanna fight me
Playas being bitches
If they being 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

Underneath the bridge
There are some fishes
Fishes being bitches
Fishes wanna play me

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
Being like those bitches
When they gettin’ tired

*Vincent rap*

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 are such bitches
And they wanna play me

Bitches wanna play me
Haters wanna hold me
Fishes wanna play me
Fishes being bitches
Track Name: Revolution Bridge
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
Track Name: London Bridge Has Fallen Down
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?
Track Name: Third Way Through
Known and unknown what is and what’s to be
Who I am and what’s calling me
When did it come to this
Was there ever a sign
All I know now is
The decision is mine

They told me there were two sides and I had to choose
Hanging on for dear life, shaking in my Sunday shoes
Thought real long and hard about just what to do
Finally I found the third way through
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

They told me there were two sides
And I had to choose
Hanging on for dear life
Shaking in my Sunday shoes
They told me there were two sides
And I had to choose
Finally I found
The third way through
I took the third way through
Track Name: Run for the Money
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 run for the money (x2)

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 run for the money (x2)

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 run across that bridge, it’s time to live
Ooh ooh ooh run across that bridge
Ooh ooh ooh run across that bridge, it’s time to live
Ooh ooh ooh run across it’s time to live
Track Name: Beat On
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
Watching this world spin…

But I know there’s something more
So I’m waiting for the door to open wide
Forget the nights I’ve cried
Thinking I was at my end

BEAT broken heart
BEAT joyful heart
BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT

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
Watching 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 wanting 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 BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT
Track Name: Diamonds and Fairies
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 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
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!!!!
Track Name: I Told You
Starry night
And I am hanging on
Trying not to fall
On a draw bridge that’s ascending

You would think
This fresh air would clear my head
And help me decide
If I’m letting go tonight (x2)

Well I got rust on my hands, steel’s cutting through
Didn’t listen when they said bridge risin’ up
So get on off – just get off that bridge (x2)
It ain’t gonna stop for you
Don’t wanna say I told you (x2)

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

Hang on
Hang on
Track Name: Don't Want No Trouble
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 you step in the street
Led you to water, couldn’t make you drink
But I 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, 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 bills 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 (x4)
Track Name: Up All Night
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

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

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
Track Name: American't
Yer really into havin’ a beer
Yer into watching the game

Yer really into livin’ in fear
Embracing puritan shame

And 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
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
Use those goddamn bootstraps for radical change

We got debts to pay
History to make
Somethin’ we should do to change
The American way

CHORUS
Track Name: Saint Lawrence
Been here since four, I find myself dreaming
Of all those brick ovens that always stay warm
The dust on the shelves, I’m tired of cleaning
No one comes in through these old wooden doors
Maybe it’s our time to go

Chorus:
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 asking 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 west down the seaway

Chorus

When I first saw those steely gates open
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

Chorus
Track Name: The Monster
All my life I’ve been afraid of the monster
See him peeking out 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 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
Track Name: Time for Another One
Just you and me under the bridge again
I woke leaning on liquid inspiration
Nothing 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
Track Name: Jump
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
This 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, I’ll meet you 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
Track Name: Bridge to Bridge
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 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