Steel Bridge Songs Vol​.​5

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released June 14, 2010

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Track Name: Dig Me Out
Keep me safe in a song
All these days I was strong
Will the sun be out
When you tear me down
When I’m sinking deep beneath without a sound

You could drive for miles it will never change
The landscape flutters back and forth from green to gray
Oh it’s all more of the same
Only difference is the name

All my friends are careless men
And I fall in to disrepair
I can hear them moving near
Like someone banging round upstairs

If someday they dig me out
Wonder what I was about
Save your prayers
For someone who cares
‘Cause you owe it yourself to keep me here
Track Name: Bridge Is Broke
No one’s gonna go home tonight
The bridge is broke, the bridge is broke
I’ll buy you another drink tonight
The bridge is broke, the bridge is broke
We’re gonna be here ‘til the morning light
The bridge is broke, the bridge is broke
The veterans rest on the bottom tonight
The bridge is broke, the bridge is broke

Water save me from Death’s Door
The river runs through in the corridor
What waits there on the other side
Raise up the bridge, I’m gonna ride

Ship smashed into the bridge of steel
The bridge of steel, the bridge of steel
The captain lost control of the steerin’ wheel
The steering wheel, the steering wheel
Bridge hang down from the river shore
The river shore, the river shore
The ship sink down to the river floor
The river floor, the river floor

Water save me from Death’s Door
The river runs through in the corridor
What waits there on the other side
Raise up the bridge, I’m gonna ride

Rise from the bottom of the riverbed
The riverbed, the riverbed
See Big John all glowin’ red
Glowin’ red, glowin’ red
Smell the fire as he starts to blow
Starts to blow, starts to blow
Threads all vine as he starts to sew
Starts to sew, starts to sew

Water save me from Death’s Door
The river runs through in the corridor
What waits there on the other side
Raise up the bridge, I’m gonna ride

Everybody’s gonna go home tonight
Home tonight, home tonight
I’ll buy you another drink tonight
Drink tonight, drink tonight
You’re gonna be home by the morning light
The morning light, the morning light
The veteran’s bridge on the river tonight
The river tonight, the river tonight

Water save me from Death’s Door
The river runs through in the corridor
What waits there on the other side
Raise up the bridge, I’m gonna ride

The river save me from Death’s Door
Water runs through in the corridor
What waits there on the other side
Raise up the bridge, I’m gonna ride
Track Name: Fall Between
I think about it now
And I’m a million miles away
I’m not that easy to tear down
But then again, I may be
I’m standing on my own two feet
And then the bridge just disappears
With nothing holding me
I fall between
The people underneath
Ohhhh whoa
How long
‘Til you are done
Ohhhh whoa
When will the light
Shine on
You
You
You
You
And every time I’m here
I shut myself inside this room
My thoughts pour in
About these things I’ve never done
I’m standing on my own two feet
And then the bridge just disappears
With nothing holding me
I fall between
The people underneath
Ohhhh whoa
How long
‘Til you are done
Ohhhh whoa whoa
How long
Until you are done
Ohhhh whoa
When will the light
Shine on
You
You
You
You
You
You
Track Name: She's A Rock And Rolla
She’s 30 tons of concrete fun
She take a ride with anyone
Open wide when the sailors come
Every hour on the hour

She’s a rock and rolla
They want to radio control her
She’s a rock and rolla
Take you out of this world
And put you in another one

She’s still gonna get her money
All because of that hot young honey
You’re gonna have to take her along
Every time you ride her
She plays this song

She’s alright
She’s alright
She’s alright
But is it only for the night?
Track Name: Span of Time
How many tons of concrete
How many tons of steel
How many tons of people
Have rolled across on wheels

How dare you call her just a bridge
When she’s really a span of time
Memories passed down generations
Now they’re yours and mine

Michigan, Michigan
Michigan Street
More than just a bridge
You’re a span of time

I know that in your life
Things just come and go
There’s one thing I can tell you
About I know for sure

For seventy-five years
Stood between her rocky shores
Some help and the grace of god
She’ll stand for seventy-five more

Michigan, Michigan
Michigan Street
More than just a bridge
You’re a span of time

Michigan, Michigan
Michigan Street
More than just a bridge
You’re a span of time
Track Name: Bridge Over The Bay
With shaky hands and sweaty palms
My head is spinnin’ round
Put the body in the trunk
Hightail it out of town

Tried to hide ‘im in the silo
But that would’ve tipped my hand
Should’ve come clean from the start
But who’d understand

Would’ve spent the rest of my life
In a prison cell
I’m not a killer born
Though I may be damned to hell

What will my poor mama say
If they raise the bridge over the bay

The Coyote Roadhouse
On Kangaroo Lake
The identification
I gave them was fake

A vacant old barn
The body it was found
Chopped up by a chainsaw
Scattered around

I ain’t givin’ in
I ain’t lookin’ back
I’ve managed this time
To slip through the cracks

What will my poor mama say
If they raise the bridge over the bay

The pickup truck I stole
Couldn’t top 45
Pedal to the floor
For the Door County line

Headin’ into Sturgeon
Her harbor in my sights
Before me was the rising bridge
Behind me blue lights

What will my poor mama say
They’ve raised the bridge over the bay

What will my poor mama say
They’ve raised the bridge over the bay
Track Name: Left To Rust
The nights are growin’ colder now the days begin to dim
So dark the shadows are they pull me in
Fumblin’ for a light switch hear the shudders in the wind
The only sign of daylight is the smell of somethin’ burnin’

Walk on pins and needles now my hairs all stand on end
The flames they are so warm they have become my only friend
Every word I let escape just hangs there in midair
I set my eye upon your ghost and fit it with a stare

I grit my teeth and bite my lip all my memories only gather dust
This burning bush ain’t sanctified and everything that I’ve got left I’ve left to rust

Children sing forgiveness but I’ve never been that young
I’ve got the taste of ash and iron on my tongue
A bare light bulb swings above a mattress on the flo’
There ain’t no angels sermons set the static dial on the radio

I grit my teeth and bite my lip all my memories only gather dust
This burning bush ain’t sanctified and everything that I’ve got left I’ve left to rust
Track Name: If They Ever Tore It Down
If they ever tore it down
You know I’d have to go around
‘Cause I gotta get back to you baby, baby somehow
If they ever tore it down
You know I’d really miss the sound
And the man in the middle who makes it go up and down

I’d have to teach my car to swim
I’d have to work out in the gym
I’d have to buy some big pontoon
I’d have to write another tune

If they ever tore it down
You know I’d have to go around
‘Cause I gotta get back to you baby, baby somehow
If they ever tore it down
You know I’d really miss the sound
And the man in the middle who makes it go up and down

Ever tore it down
You know I’d have to go around
‘Cause I gotta get back to you baby, baby somehow
And if they ever tore it down
You know I’d really miss the sound
And the man in the middle who makes it go up and down
Man in the middle who makes it go up
The man in the middle who makes it go up and down
And the man in the middle who makes it go up
Track Name: I Like This Bridge
I like this bridge, I don’t know why
Perhaps it’s ‘cause it’s one of a kind
They say people wanna tear it down
But I like this bridge and I like this town

Danadanada danadanadanada danadanada danadanadanada

I like this bridge, I really do
They say’s it’s old, that’s pretty cool
I think I’m gonna catch some fish
I like this town and I like this bridge

Danadanada danadanadanada danadanada danadanadanada
Danadanada danadanadanada danadanada danadanadanada
Danadanada danadanadanada danadanada danadanadanada
Danadanada danadanadanada danadanada danadanadanada
Danadanada danadanadanada danadanada danadanadanada
Danadanada danadanadanada danadanada danadanadanada

I like this bridge, I really do

HEY!
Track Name: Fightin' For Her Life
As I walked out one morning on a bright and sunny day
I heard this terrible racket, it was coming from the bay
I walked down to the water’s edge and saw a terrible sight
The old bridge was shaking, she was fighting for her life
Fighting for her life, boys fighting for her life

Gather up the citizens and bring them all around
If we don’t save her boys, she’ll be coming down
Many a ship has passed on through her gate
Some were going to Cleveland, some to heaven’s gate

Gather up the citizens and bring them all around
If we don’t save her, boys, she’ll be coming down