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Steel Bridge Songs Vol​.​14

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1.
Bone by Bone 03:37
We built this bridge baby bone by bone Spirits in a cradle like a catacomb You can’t come runnin’ back You can’t undig the hole Ah oooo Ah oooo My father built a home in the eye of the storm His daddy spilled blood in the Battle of the Marne Better batten down your heart Batten down your soul Rise to the heavens Circle with the crows Sink sink sink to the bottom like a bag of stones Everybody rattle Everybody roll right roll Gotta give yourself up to the shudder of it all Now I’m countin’ money off cashin’ steel Turning bodies into rods, grindin’ bones to meal Taking any everything that passes under me I am the lock I am the key I am the bay I am the sea I am the heat I am the street I am the beat I can’t be beat I am fleet I am no flea I am the seed no amnesty Walkin’ the block popping the glock Watching the clock chopping the flock Stocking the rocks mocking the cops Blocking the cock stacking the stocks Copping the locks chalking the walks Running the docks the capitol box Racking the racks waxing the tracks Taxing the lacks Cash in the Black Packing the mack flashing the plaques Head of the pack slashing the hacks Back in the traps money on max Staking the stacks Lumberjack’s back ah oooo ah oooo ah oooo Rise to the heavens Circle with the crows Sink sink sink to the bottom like a bag of stones Everybody rattle Everybody roll right roll Gotta give yourself up to the shudder of it all Rise to the heavens Circle with the crows Sink sink sink to the bottom like a bag of stones Everybody rattle Everybody roll right roll Gotta give yourself up to the shudder of it all Skeleton steel and the skin gone cold We built this bridge baby bone by bone
2.
On Our Own 02:51
You could hear ‘em singing You had to paint by numbers That’s how ya remember your Saturdays A sundown premonition A distant television You might have learned it somewhere But you still can’t count the days On our own Thunder at our heels On our own Turning weakness into steel They can show ya how to listen, But they can’t teach ya how to feel On our own Turning weakness into steel Ya don’t remember leaving Just remember being. The details stand to reason There’s a million ways to rhyme We didn’t get the mansion But maybe no one’s asking When you rely on luck It gets ya every time On our own Thunder at our heels On our own Turning weakness into steel They can show ya how to listen, But they can’t teach ya how to feel On our own Turning weakness into steel On our own Turning weakness into steel
3.
As the sun came past the glass And covered his skin in the colors of the curtain I was certain this moment was here To stay She sat on my bed with her hair hanging back As she wore that cigarette between her teeth I thought I could see She’s the one for me How could I go Over that bridge Beginnings begin But then came to an end Once we were in a car She told me to stop at the top of that bridge And said when we were kids She stared at me more than the boys starin’ at her That’s when I told her My love, to this girl How could I go Over that bridge Beginnings begin But then came to an end Two years later In the same spot She told me the last time to stop At the top of that bridge She said she just wasn’t enough How could I go Over that bridge Beginnings begin But then came to an end How could I go Beginnings begin But then came to an end But then came to an end
4.
HoliDaZed 05:07
Woke up in a holidaze Stroke of genius touched my brain Did evoke a lucid phrase Saw the music in my mind Psychedelic lullaby As sleep was falling from my eyes I never ever wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m home I never ever wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m home Bridge the lapse in time and space No future, past; we’re holidazed Open doors and sounds to taste Connecting the collective ohm Free to feel and safe to roam Waiting for the welcome home I never ever wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m home I never ever wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m never gonna wanna leave I’m home
5.
Hey, boy, what do you say Sun’s goin’ down over Sturgeon Bay You and me, young and free Doin’ what comes so naturally Take my hand, hit the floor King and Queen of the County Door I will be your holiday tonight (Can I get your name?) Shake it like you’re stoopin’ (one fist!) Everybody’s groovin’ (two fists!) Come to dance, take a chance (now swish!) Gonna do it right (hips!) Ride the road together (and dip!) Cruisin’ to forever (bridge!) Lose your mind, now’s the time (and ship!) Commandeer the night (now clap! …… stop!) Hey, now, what’s goin’ down Everybody’s doin’ the Cherry Bounce (the Cherry Bounce!) It’s the latest craze Takin’ it back to the good old days Listen up to the song Don’t take much to dance along I just wanna bounce with you tonight (‘Til the mornin’ light) Shake it like you’re stoopin’ (one fist!) Everybody’s groovin’ (two fists!) Come to dance, take a chance (now swish!) Gonna do it right (hips!) Ride the road together (and dip!) Cruisin’ to forever (bridge!) Lose your mind, now’s the time (and ship!) Commandeer the night (now clap! …… stop!) Shake it like you’re stoopin’ (one fist!) Everybody’s groovin’ (two fists!) Come to dance, take a chance (now swish!) Gonna do it right (hips!) Ride the road together (and dip!) Cruisin’ to forever (bridge!) Lose your mind, now’s the time (and ship!) Commandeer the night (now clap! …… stop!)
6.
Agatha you send me Agatha you send me Oh, Agatha you send me To a New World every day No bridge to get across the sea So a ship it had to be, oh yeah Agatha, let’s put the anchor down When we get to Provincetown, oh yeah In the New World you don’t have a job You eat corn on the cob, uh huh Did you say you had a baby on the way Oceanus is his name, uh huh Agatha you send me Agatha you send me Oh, Agatha you send me To a New World every day I can see by the buckle on your hat While you’re churnin’ butterfat, oh yeah And I know that it doesn’t take a lot To shoot a musket shot, oh yeah Oh, Agatha you send me Oh, Agatha you send me Oh, Agatha you send me To a New World every day To a New World every day
7.
I’m a weary pilgrim on a lonely road Got a destination and a heavy load Darkness fallin’ still miles to go And my only friend is the radio Tryin’ to count the miles but I’m countin’ sheep This body’s achin’ and I’d kill for sleep I wanna keep goin’ but I can barely see There’s a long dark bridge in front of me Where do you go when you wanna get home, When that clear blue sky turns stormy? Do you drive on strong like nothin’s wrong Or do you take it as a warnin’? I think I’ll cross that bridge in the mornin’ It’s a tough call to make when you wanna roll A blurry vision and a thinnin’ soul If you decide to take the chance to go You might slide off the bridge and into the water below Where do you go when you wanna get home, When that clear blue sky turns stormy? Do you drive on strong like nothin’s wrong Or do you take it as a warnin’? I think I’ll cross that bridge in the morning I won’t get far in my getaway car And sleep is gunnin’ for me The radio’s on and they’re playin’ my song called Cross that bridge in the mornin’ Cross that bridge in the mornin’ Cross that bridge in the mornin’ Cross that bridge in the mornin’ Cross that bridge in the mornin’
8.
5am throwin’ another one out on the road to burn Time under my wheels, escapin’ lessons I never learned How many miles to go 10 in the tank, it’s gotta hold me through I’ve got nowhere to be, nothin’ to do Just runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ from you On this bridge to nowhere The one place in my mind There’s peace in not knowin’ What I left behind Drivin’ down this bridge to nowhere Nowhere fast and I’m takin’ my time Your porch light’s on as if everything is fine Is it fine? Goodbye, goodbye, good luck down the road Maybe someday you’ll find yourself a home You’ll find, find yourself a home On this bridge to nowhere The one place in my mind There’s peace in not knowin’ What I left behind Drivin’ down this bridge to nowhere Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere Life’s little lessons that don’t mean much to me I’ve seen enough to know by now, that eventually They’ll catch me, catch me, before I get too deep Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere
9.
How high, how high is the moon In the sky, mama? Tell me, how high is the moon? Someday we’ll fly just as high Oh my little one Someday we’ll fly just as high We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it And be a long way gone When will I find my true love My true love, mama? When will I find my true love? You’ll know true love when it’s right Oh my little one Until that time, take your time It’s alright We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it And we’re a long way gone Where do we go when we die When we die, mama? Where do we go when we die? Where do we go? I don’t know Oh my little one Where do we go? I don’t know We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it And we’re a long way gone Why are those tears in your eyes In your eyes, mama? Why are those tears in your eyes? These tears I cry, they’re just love Oh my little one Someday you’ll know tears of love We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it And we’re a long way gone We’re a long way gone We’re a long way gone
10.
Delusions 03:52
At the local Holiday Breaking in the sheets Just opening my ears To the people rooming next to me I’m seventy percent sure The people next to me ain’t dead But that’s not much fun to think about While lying in this bed Did the break in the whispers Mean something much more Than stopping of the talking Or are the people dead next door Creating black delusions Keeps me intrigued I’m pacing on the bridge Between reality and fantasy Oh, and it’s hard to But don’t pretend you don’t want it Yeah As daylight comes creeping in My thoughts evade the sun I’m focused on the crime here That wasn’t really done Creating black delusions Keeps me intrigued I’m pacing on the bridge Between reality and fantasy Creating black delusions Keeps me intrigued I’m pacing on the bridge Between reality and fantasy I’m pacing on this bridge Between reality and fantasy
11.
Have you ever thought about the man in the tower Who opens that bridge every half an hour on the hour All that time locked in that box With just the tickin’ and the tockin’ of the clock What you think he do all day I heard that that dude’s real strange Jamey said he’s a robot Uh no but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen him sneeze Well if he ain’t a robot he’s sweatin’ his ass off It must be 200 degrees Now what you heard What you heard My mother said since she was a kid He’s never left his post Never seen him eat, never seen him on the street Yeah, she swears that he is a ghost But Suzy B’s cousin says he eats a dozen Door County cherry pies Every day with his lunch now he weighs too much And he’s stuck inside Well Officer Chad that’s Tad’s dad says that down at the station The story goes he actually chose this as his incarceration Cuz once upon a time he lost his mind When he caught another man with his wife Could’ve handled it better and now he’ll forever Be up there the rest of his life Now what you heard What you heard My brother Larry heard from Sherry he chopped up that guy with an axe When they chained him to the desk his only request Was don’t take my alto sax Now what you heard What you heard That can’t be true Uh, uh
12.
Grey Note 01:13
What do you do when the note you want to sing between a black and white key? What do you do when the note you want to sing between a black and white key? I need a grey note I need a grey note I need a grey note I need a grey note What do you do when the note you want to sing between a black and white key? (I said) What do you do when the note you want to sing between a black and white key? I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note What do you do when the note you want to sing between a black and white key? What do you do when the note you want to sing between a black and white key? I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note (between the black and the white) I need a grey note!
13.
Hand in Hand 03:45
Stand with me a little while longer Stand with me a little while longer Stand with me hand in hand across the bay Stand with me hand in hand across the bay I don’t know if I Tell you just how much I Need you to stay alive Not just for me but for Our family you know You’re the North Star in our sky Stand with me a little while longer Stand with me a little while longer Stand with me hand in hand across the bay Stand with me hand in hand across the bay Can you hear the songs brewin’ Capturing the feelings Writing down what’s inside Are you listening to What I’m saying to you You’re the Catcher in the Rye Stand with me a little while longer Stand with me a little while longer Stand with me hand in hand across the bay Stand with me hand in hand across the bay Hand in hand across the bay Hand in hand across the bay Hand in hand across the bay
14.
If I build a bridge to your shore will you quiet your waters? If I lay the foundation I promise you will stand strong When I walk across to your side will you be there to greet me? If I come in good faith will you lower your arrows? I can’t say for certain this river will soften its currents And I’ll open my arms, but I can’t say that I’m unafraid All I can tell you is baby our hearts are the same I’ve stumbled down mountains and crawled out of valleys I’m broken There’s a storm in my soul and it comes and it goes without warning When you finally see who I am will you still recognize me? You don’t have to answer, I’m waiting for you when you’re ready I can’t say for certain this river will soften its currents And I’ll open my arms, but I can’t say that I’m unafraid All I can tell you is baby our hearts are the same All I can tell you is baby our hearts are the same All I can tell you is baby our hearts are the same
15.
See the water blue and wide See the fishes jumpin’ See you drift into the night Forgot to tell you somethin’ Forgot to tell you See my lover in the mist Will you give me one more kiss Were those lies on your sweet lips Forgot to tell you somethin’ Forgot to tell you You’re too far, and it’s so clear The water is dark and you’re not here And you’re not here I release you to the tide To the water blue and wide To the one I do admire I forgot to tell you somethin’ Forgot to tell you Forgot to tell you You’re too far, and it’s so clear The water is dark and you’re not here And you’re not here I release you to the tide I release you to the tide I release you to the tide I release you
16.
She touches me with her shadow At the break of dawn from across the bay Waves roll by, they shimmer And I feel fine A mesmerizing beauty A constant charm and a will so strong I raise my arms and imagine She is mine I wish, I wish you wouldn’t Go away I need a little more time Be cuz I wasn’t brave enough to say You were the sun in my sky I woulda, coulda, didn’t Tell you babe I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line How I miss her on the horizon So alone at the end of the day Stars fade in and they glimmer She’s on my mind Somewhere under the moonlight Is she a memory or a distant dream? She’s the everything I have lost And cannot find I wish, I wish you wouldn’t Go away I need a little more time Be cuz I wasn’t brave enough to say You were the sun in my sky I woulda, coulda, didn’t Tell you babe I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I wish, I wish you wouldn’t Go away I need a little more time Be cuz I wasn’t brave enough to say You were the sun in my sky I woulda, coulda, didn’t Tell you babe I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line I shoulda laid it on the line
17.
Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday How long has it been, it’s your birthday again Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday How long has it been, it’s your birthday again Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday (hey!) Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday How long has it been, it’s your birthday again Every thirty seconds it’s your birthday (you’re dead!)
18.
I was standing on a bridge Was ready at the edge to jump and turn the water red I remembered what you said: This is not the end This is not the end This is not the end I was trapped inside my head Was balanced on a razor’s edge on my meds in my bed But I remembered what you said: This is not the end This is not the end This is not the end I, I was filled with dread And with the bled I almost shed, almost dead, but instead I remembered what you said: This is not the end This is not the end This is not the end This is not the end This is not the end This is not the end This is not the end
19.
Bascules 04:29
Hold the line Heed the sign Don’t look back, it’s coming down again Bascules move to guide you in Silver sturgeon steady through the aisles River current carries you for miles Gates of steel Will reveal Water shining like a tide of chrome Bascules move to guide you home Ships will sail to guide you through the straits Gentle lakes and harbor havens wait
20.
When the bridge goes up, that’s when I go down And you know what I mean, when I say I’m ready now Those beams of steel, oh, they look so strong Now you shine and you gleam, ooo you really turn me on I hear you moanin’ under my wheels I know you love the way it feels Gonna get it up For the bridge of love Can’t get enough Of the bridge of love Alright! Now the sun shines down, gets you so hot And now you’re burning, ooo I said I like it a lot You don’t open up for just anyone It’s all wet down there, it’s time to have some fun I hear you moanin’ under my wheels I know you love the way it feels I’m gonna get it up For the bridge of love Can’t get enough Of the bridge of love (alright, alright) The bridge goes up I go down The bridge goes up I go down Get it up For the bridge of love Can’t get enough Of the bridge of love Bridge of love Oh the bridge of love Bridge of love Bridge of love
21.
The 27 Club 03:04
She’s elusive Hidden in plain sight We’re a nuisance Off our faces, just a pastime She wants to be in the 27 Club (27 Club) She’s on her way, on her way up Your tactics wore off with each passing day Suffer the losses and I’m here to say That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime Winter came and left A pain in my chest Since October froze The dog on the road April showers washed away The gunpowder And the salt from the bridge Into the lake it now flows She wants to be in the 27 Club (27 Club) Her fake ID says she’s close enough She wants to be in the 27 Club That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime That was not your plan for a minute or a night or a weekend or a lifetime
22.
Spotlight 03:29
I never asked to be your golden child It’s magnetic Not poetic Just do my thing and kids go running wild A newer model Y’all in the bottle Friends want favors Harrassin’ the neighbors Just to take a closer look To assess the damage That I tried to manage But I wouldn’t fix it if I could Spotlight Don’t shine On the weak And fragile mind Spotlight’s All mine I can’t outrun it I’m going blind Spotlight Don’t shine On the weak And fragile mind Spotlight’s All mine I can’t outrun it I’m going blind Pack my bags But I ain’t leavin’ Got contraband Yo call policeman Don’t need to swim I touch the bottom Tell her and him They know I got ‘em Birdie says you got my name on file Y’all want credit Just forget it When I go, I’m goin’ out of style Like a midnight bandit Just up and vanish Y’all gon’ need a Spotlight Don’t shine On the weak And fragile mind The spotlight’s All mine I can’t outrun it, no I’m goin’ blind Spotlight Don’t shine On the weak And fragile mind Spotlight’s All mine I can’t outrun it I’m going blind Spotlight Don’t shine On the weak And fragile mind Spotlight’s All mine I can’t outrun it I’m going blind I never asked to be your golden child It’s magnetic Not poetic Just do my thing and kids go runnin’ wild A newer model Y’all in the bottle
23.
She So Extra 03:23
I got a girl, her name is Erica She said she coming to America Got her a ticket, passport, and visa And a blessing from her ma Teresa She wore white lace I dressed in leather Dreaming of our life together She said, “I love you And that’s forever But I think I like your money better” She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, I gave it in the name of love She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, never seemed to be enough Sha la la la la la Sha la la la la la, hey! Sha la la la la la la la la la la First came the lovin’, and then the trouble At check-out time the bill, it double The cops were called to the casino They kicked us out our room in Reno First the flash, and then the fury Then the trial, judge, and jury Nolo contendere I’m a fuckup So I’m filing for d’vorce in lockup She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, I gave it in the name of love She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, never seemed to be enough Sha la la la la la Sha la la la la la, hey! Sha la la la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la Sha la la la la la, hey! Sha la la la la la la la la la la I drove out to that bridge To end this life of sin Took my wedding ring off and I threw it in If you want to know How the story ends You’ll have to ask the fishes in Lake Michigan She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, I gave it in the name of love She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, never seemed to be enough She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, I gave it in the name of love She’s so extra, extra Everything she wanted, never seemed to be enough Sha la la la la la Sha la la la la la, hey! Sha la la la la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la Sha la la la la la, hey! Sha la la la la la la la la la la
24.
Come on down to the cabin, baby Don’t be afraid, you can trust me You got a secret sittin’ on your chest Don’t look so scared, just come and confess The plastic in the backseat Is not what it seems The knife in my pocket Is just make believe Honey, sugar, darlin’ There’s no need to run I haven’t even spoke yet Don’t you dare jump the gun Played a good game, really put up a fight But in my field there’s nowhere to hide I’ve never seen you shed a single tear But tonight’s the night that changes, my dear Go ahead and claim You don’t know her name Would you sit still You’re fuckin’ up my aim Oh, oh, oh, you should’ve thought twice 1, 2, 3, you’re out of strikes Was lookin’ down at the water one night Standin’ on the bridge cast you in a new light All the red flags became so clear That’s when we knew that you must disappear Go ahead and claim You don’t know her name Would you sit still You’re fuckin’ up my aim Oh, oh, oh, you should’ve thought twice 1, 2, 3, you’re out of strikes Come on down to the cabin, baby Don’t be afraid, you can trust me
25.
This is the peanut butter jelly jam And this is how it goes We got to get out the sauces And spread them on the loaf When two tasty tastes combine Baby, it’ll blow my mind Peanut butter jelly jam It’s crunchy, creamy, Oily, no stir, If it’s not organic, I don’t want it none, no sir Cherry, blackberry, Apple freezerve, I put it in my mouth, I get what I deserve When two tasty tastes combine Baby, it’ll blow my mind Peanut butter jelly jam A bridge is a lot like a sandwich, see Ya got two sides and philosophy If ya got one side you only got half Gotta bring two together, duh, do the math A sandwich is a bit like a bridge to me A little bit of sweet and some savory PB&J can stand by themselves But when they are together It’s something else When two tasty tastes combine Baby, it’ll blow my mind Peanut butter jelly jam Peanut butter jelly jam Peanut butter jelly jam Peanut butter jelly jam
26.
Disco Ball 03:11
I see you over there, tryin’ not to stare I promise I don’t bite hard Flashin’ neon lights make me feel alive Would you like to share the beat tonight Oohoo, tell me that you want me Oohoo, more than with your eyes Oohoo, tonight could be so crazy You and me, we could be all we fantasize Baby, I’m buildin’ a bridge under the disco ball All you gotta do is trust that I won’t let you fall Baby, I’m buildin’ a bridge under the disco ball, ohh All you gotta do is trust that I won’t let you fall My hands start to sweat, the butterflies won’t rest Gotta make this torment last Gonna make you mine, just paint me a sign We can’t dance this life away Oohoo, tell me that you want me Oohoo, more than with your eyes Oohoo, tonight could be so crazy You and me, we could be all we fantasize Baby, I’m buildin’ a bridge under the disco ball All you gotta do is trust that I won’t let you fall Baby, I’m buildin’ a bridge under the disco ball, ooohh All you gotta do is trust that I won’t let you fall Baby, I’m buildin’ a bridge under the disco ball, ohh All you gotta do is trust that I won’t let you fall, oooh Baby, I’m buildin’ a bridge under the disco ball, yeah, yeah All you gotta do is trust that I won’t let you fall
27.
Oh my stranger Oh what a night Do you think that I will see you again? I walk alone But there’s no shame It’s a pity I didn’t even get your name On the bridge I wonder if you care I’ll call you if I find my phone somewhere I think I remember the fun night that we shared So call me if you find my underwear First time I saw you it was at Poh’s Or was it Butch’s, god only knows Stopped counting cocktails at 109 You grabbed my hand at closing time Of all the times that I cannot remember This one really sticks out in my mind What are you, a mystery or a lover Or a creep that I happened to find On the bridge I wonder if you care I’ll call you if I find my phone somewhere I think I remember the fun night that we shared So call me if you find my underwear On the bridge I wonder if you care So call me if you find my kid somewhere
28.
I see the smile lines setting in I feel the high times are getting thin Can I just be twenty-six again? I’m kinda feelin’ like I’m caving in I think I’m drowning In lines unwritten, in paths not taken I sense it breaking The years forsaken, the time I’m wasting It’s everything we’re taught without a doubt to fear Objects in mirror are closer than they appear It’s everything we’re taught without a doubt to fear Objects in mirror are closer than they appear Handful of Tylenol to greet the day Good habits getting in the way I care more about these recent greys Than a fresh new way to misbehave Sick of the beach, man, I think I’m done Protect my skin against the harsh sun When did drinking stop being fun? I fought the morning, and the morning won I think I’m drowning In lines unwritten, in paths not taken I sense it breaking The years forsaken, the time I’m wasting It’s everything we’re taught without a doubt to fear Objects in mirror are closer than they appear They said I’d cross that bridge when I came to it Well, I came to it, oh And my reflection’s staring back at me I don’t want to see, oh no It’s everything we’re taught without a doubt to fear Objects in mirror are closer than they appear It’s everything we’re taught without a doubt to fear Objects in mirror are closer than they appear They said I’d cross that bridge when I came to it Well, I came to it, oh Objects in mirror are closer than they appear They said I’d cross that bridge when I came to it Well, I came to it, oh Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
29.
Dreams rush through your open door A house upon the northern shore Can you see it? Days blow by like cigarettes Vapors making minarets Can you feel it…? Life is drifting with the tide Every wave a downward slide Will you notice? Late for work Your boss is nuts You’re dying from a thousand cuts You can’t feel Your children will not meet your eyes Off to school with alibis They can’t deal You climb back on that carnie ride The slow and gentle suicide You should know this Sha la la la la la la My love won’t save you No matter what you hear me say There’s nothing to do Oh, but there’s your love Yes, there’s your love The nest is filled with broken eggs You’ll never see things whole again Can’t mend it You’re dreamin’ of a prison cell And hopin’ for a shotgun shell To end it You’re waking up an hour late While waters rise and angels wait Can you stand it? Sha la la la la la la My love won’t save you No matter what you hear me say There’s nothing to do Oh, but there’s your love Yes, there’s your love This is your love
30.
Some some summertime Is where my dreams all lie And it feels so fuckin’ pretty It makes me wanna die Oh, kiss it while it sees you Let your arms turn into grass Take me to the drive-in With your foot upon the gas Some some summertime waiting for you I been in my bed and I been so blue But you got me hopin’, you got me dreaming again I get to thinking things that I’m scared to tell I wonder if there’s a redemption or hell but You make it pretty you make it simple again, again, oh When I call your name, can you hear me Window pane – summer rain Never felt so free. it’s the youth inside of me They say it’s long gone but it’s living in a song Oh I know you You’ve been away for too long And you hide yourself ‘Til the winter is gone So let’s welcome the sun All my friends, everyone We are one We are one We are one Some some summertime waiting for you I been in my bed and I been so blue But you got me hopin’, you got me dreaming again I get to thinking things that I’m scared to tell I wonder if there’s a redemption or hell but You make it pretty you make it simple again, again, oh
31.
Keep It On 03:56
I keep takin’ you back Don’t know why When you do this to me every time Got nothing to say So I wait I’m not the one who’s always running away You keep takin’ your time Ooh wee ooh It keeps me waiting up at night There’s a light on my door You’re unsure But I keep you coming back for more Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Ooh Everything in this town Goes around But I don’t care what people have to say I’m at your beck and call Through it all I wouldn’t have it any other way So I keep takin’ you back Ooh wee ooh Even if I have to wait my turn I’m just a light on your shore Nothing more Baby, I was made to burn Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Ooh Here I am, again, I’m stuck The bridge is up Your light shines out Across the sky Catchin’ my eye After the dusk The minutes go by I just want to drive All the time through this fog You’re always on my mind Driftin’ off towards the shoreline You seem to be callin’ out to me Can’t ignore it anymore I’ve got to get closer The night comes to a closure I keep takin’ you back Ooh wee ooh Even if I have to wait my turn I’m just a light on your shore Nothing more Baby, I was meant to burn Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Keep it all night long, keepin’ it on Ooh ooh ooh
32.
We come here every year With our mission clear We set our sights upon the song Move the forms around Until we nail it down We don’t quit until it’s done We’re an autocratic Super song-o-matic And we got rhymes that rhyme in time for days We’re a jewel collective With our own directive Won’t let any good riff get away When we started out We would flail about Couldn’t get the feel to come out right We kept pushin’ on With our will so strong Now we got the grooves to last all night We’re an autocratic Super song-o-matic We got rhymes that rhyme in time for days We’re a jewel collective With our own perspective Won’t let any good bridge get away And here it comes Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Ahhh Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Ahhh ‘Cause we’re an autocratic Super song-o-matic We got rhymes that rhyme in time for days We’re a jewel collective With our own directive Won’t let any good riff get away We’re an autocratic Super song-o-matic We got rhymes that rhyme in time for days We’re a jewel collective With our own perspective Won’t let any good bridge get away
33.
Dear John 02:31
We crossed paths We had our past in tow We weren’t stung By the lover’s bow Tell the truth Are you breakin’ glass Behind my back? Behind my back? See your cheeks Are cherry red Bit the seed Betrayed me again You thought magic Would keep you safe But we got none of that babe We got none of that babe Ran a radio On the Bering Sea Called your name Didn’t hear you answer me Fit for enemies And World War II I hope she can handle you I hope she can handle you You thought magic Would keep you safe We got none of that Babe
34.
Where I Am 03:26
Where I am, you will one day be Of all the criminals who wait in cages Planning with precision perfect crimes You may become folk heroes for the ages You can rob the riches, but you’ll never steal back time Where you are, I have been Where I am, you will one day be Where you are, I have been Where I am, you will one day be With all the things that you can buy with money You can never touch the greatest wealth And while outside these walls it’s warm and sunny I’ll walk within the freedoms of my cell Where you are, I have been Where I am, you will one day be Where you are, I have been Where I am, you will one day be The people isolated in their suffering Trapped within the scripts of all their shame The cultures and the colors all look different Until they see our suff’ring as the same Where you are, I have been Where I am, you will one day be Where you are, I have been Where I am, you will one day be When you are, where I am Take my hand, we can all walk free Where you are, I have been Where I am, you will one day be

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What can be said about a bridge that hasn't been said before? That's the question we face every time we get together on the Sunday before the 2nd Thursday of June. And the deeper we dig for answers, the crazier things get, until the bridge becomes all that's left standing between reality and sheer madness. And that's where the fun begins.

Recorded by the Construction Zone Crew of Steel Bridge Songfest June 2018 in Sturgeon Bay, WI at The Holiday Music Motel and Tambourine Collaboratory by Steve Hamilton, Dan O Stoffels, Steve Smith, Liam Hall and Barrett Tasky.

Cover art by Brett Newski.
2018 “family photo” Ty Helbach.
Package design Greg Welch.

Mastered by Steve Hamilton at Makin’ Sausage Music - Milwaukee, WI.
Air traffic control melaniejane.
Produced by pat mAcdonald.

Special thanks to: The Holiday Music Motel, Steel Bridge Radio, Third Avenue Playhouse, Steve Hamilton, Making Sausage Music, Teresa Young for admin assistance and endless other things, Teflon, Door County Screen and Sign, Tony Menzer, Sturgeon Bay Music Exchange, Mark Theide, Steve Seifert, George Kress Foundation, Nicole Henquinet, Jaybo Shaw, Painted Recordings, Jon Calhoun of Tadych’s EconoFoods and all of the wonderful people who helped to feed the artists, take tickets, hang posters, shared photographs, and on and on and on… the outpouring of support we receive is essential to making it happen. <3 <3 <3

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+ Steve Hamilton
% Steve Smith
** Dan O Stoffels
!¡ Liam Hall
<> Barrett Tasky

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