Steel Bridge Songs Vol​.​6

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Another great year of Steel Bridge Songs!!!

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released June 14, 2011

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Track Name: Under The Bridge
We got a mat
That says welcome home
You won’t find a key
Or a telephone
We ain’t got a window
Or a fireplace
But we got one helluva view
Over the bay

And all of our friends
They come around
We have a good time
Knockin’ ‘em down
So if you care to join us
Don’t try to call
We’re under the bridge
Havin’ a ball

People are movin’
Up overhead
They’re drivin’ in circles
Full of regret
But we got a handle
Of what’s goin’ on
It’s life in the slow
Is where we belong

And all of our friends
They come around
We have a good time
Just knockin’ ‘em down
So if you care to join us
Don’t try to call
We’re under the bridge
Just havin’ a ball

We’re under the bridge
Just havin’ a ball
We’re under the bridge
Havin’ a ball
Track Name: Water Below
Be careful of the under bridge dweller
He’s a demon, he’s a real deal killer
He’ll drag you down to the waters below

Waters below
Waters below

I’ve sunk so low just to rise above
I’ve felt the power of his dangerous love
Drown in me river of unholy waters

Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below

Way up there
We are not alone
You call me home
In the steelness of the air
Our powers are our own
You call us home

I’m bruised and beaten
My fists been swung
Took down that devil
My unchosen one
Barefoot and broken
To the runes I will purify

Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Waters below
Track Name: Still The Same
Steel Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge to the Bay Bridge, this is me
Never gonna quit never gonna give in, never give up up on my dream
Say what you want, laugh and taunt, kick kick kick my self-esteem
I won’t lose, I’m gonna prove to you and you who doubted me
(Doubted me x7)

Ooooh yeah, yeah
Ooooh yeah, yeah

My dad builds ships, drills and bits, irons still light up when hit
My dad did what his dad did, like a family biz
One big steel trap break your back
Why chance my life like that
I’d rather chance it on the chance, to make it you must take that chance
Take that chance
To make it you must take that chance!

This is my life
This is my time
This is my life
This is my lifetime

I’m in the zone, I’m on my own
Record I dropped is goin’ gold
In L.A., money and fame
Everywhere I look, it’s in my face
Superstar, I’ve come so far, house on the lake, a fancy car
I’m a superstar

Bank account is off the chain
Hat size, still the same
Taste success like sugar cane
First seat on the plane, backseat limousine
Goin’ back to where I came
Steel bridge, still the same
Still the same
I’m the same
I’m the same

This is my life
This is my time
This is my life
This is my life
This is my life
This is my time
This is my life
This is my lifetime

I’m still the same!
Track Name: Steel Beneath My Wheels
I’ve been thinkin’ of a thousand things
I’ve been thinkin’ of one
Will you still be here next time around

Seems I never get to stay too long
Always passin’ through
Leavin’ you with nothin’ but a song

May you always feel the mornin’ shine upon your silver skin
As your beauty and your sorrow touch the sky
You’re the steel beneath my wheels
But you’re the bridge on my mind

I’ve been busy rollin’ over you
Just to say goodbye
Just to hear your little lonesome whine

Now it’s time to go away again
Back from where I came
But I’ll be sure come see you again next time

May you always feel the mornin’ shine upon your silver skin
As your beauty and your sorrow touch the sky
You’re the steel beneath my wheels
But you’re the bridge on my mind

May you always feel the mornin’ shine upon your silver skin
As your beauty and your sorrow touch the sky
You’re the steel beneath my wheels
But you’re the bridge on my mind

I’ve been thinkin’ of a thousand things
I’ve been thinkin’ of one
Will you still be here next time around
Track Name: Silver Saddle
Silver saddle
Over the bay
I’ll be your driver
I’ll be your driver
Throw silver dollars
Into the lake
My silver saddle
When will you wake

Hang on, be strong
Won’t be long
You’re the way
To the Holiday

You won’t be forsaken
And you’ll keep on makin’
Silver shadows
Against the sky

I will be crossing
I will be crossing
You are a beacon
In the night
Just keep on shining
That silver light

Hang on, be strong
Won’t be long
You’re the way
To the Holiday

You won’t be forsaken
And you’ll keep on makin’
Silver shadows
Over the bay

I’ll be your driver
I’ll be your driver
Throw silver dollars
Into the lake
My silver saddle
When will you wake
My silver saddle
When will you wake
Track Name: Whiskey Bridge
They were runnin’ shine across state lines
Leavin’ Kentucky far behind
From the stills and the hills to the timber pines up north
Pay off the sheriff in some small town
To keep the lights from comin’ ‘round
Tomorrow I’ll be Chicago bound again

We were runnin’ (runnin’)
Runnin’ fast across the whiskey bridge all night
They were comin’ (comin’)
Comin’ fast upon our heels
To the steel bridge where I die (where I die)

This old Ford is filled with booze
Drop-off points and rendezvous
Juke joints where they sing the blues all night
I learned the trade from my old man
He kicked off and here I stand
Just a kid with nothin’ left to lose

We were runnin’ (runnin’)
Runnin’ fast across the whiskey bridge all night
They were comin’ (comin’)
Comin’ fast upon our heels
To the steel bridge where I die (where I die)

We were runnin’ (runnin’)
Runnin’ fast across the whiskey bridge all night
They were comin’ (comin’)
Comin’ fast upon our heels
To the steel bridge where I die (where I die)

We were runnin’ (runnin’)
Runnin’ fast across the whiskey bridge all night
They were comin’ (comin’)
Comin’ fast upon our heels
To the steel bridge where I die (where I die)
Track Name: Goodbye South Bend
Goodbye South Bend
I hate to leave you here again
Where the cotton falls like snow
From the trees

Goodbye old friend
I hope to see you here again
When the lonely whites of winter
Turn to green

I’m on way
To that old bridge across the bay
With a fever in my stride
And the devil by my side

Goodbye South Bend
I hope to see you here again
I’ve been wearin’ out the asphalt
And the patience of my friends

Goodbye old friend
I hate to leave you here again
Between the whiskey and the winter
I’ve been wearin’ thin

‘Cause I’m on my way
To that old bridge across the bay
With a fever in my stride
And the devil by my side

Goodbye South Bend
Goodbye South Bend
Goodbye South Bend
Goodbye
Goodbye South Bend
Track Name: Red Dress
You wreck me with your skin tight babe
Like a wanderer’s fascination
We’d run into that fire of love
That penetrates and devastates my sleep

Clamoring for an anchor
In the most politest rancor

What have I done to deserve this anger
What has become of that red dress
What has become of the softest bruising
What have I done to you

I thought my legs grew steel once more
Grown soldier from the fight
Heartstrings buckle under
Hands turned fists clenched tight

Foreign hand to figure known
In manners that myself once owned

What have I done to deserve this anger
What has become of you
What have I done to deserve this wrecking
What has become of me
Track Name: You've Been Replaced
If you meet me
Like you said
I will wear that
Dress of red
Yellow daisy
In my hair
Please remember
I’ll be there

Will she get my letter
With my regret
Still here in Reno
Workin’ off a bit
And I tried leavin’
Wasn’t in the cards
By the time they got me
I didn’t make it far

I was there waiting for you on the bridge

I haven’t seen that red dress in a while

Mmmm you said you’d be waiting on that bridge

I was standing
Where I said
I almost gave up
I almost left

Outta nowhere
I saw a face
It wasn’t yours, dear
You’ve been replaced

Out of nowhere
I saw a face
It wasn’t yours, dear
You’ve been replaced

It wasn’t yours, dear
You’ve been replaced
Track Name: The Unfortunate Frozen Bratwurst Incident
Christopher Patrick had an unfortunate accident
Let’s just say it was a frozen bratwurst incident
A welder by trade, he could have one made for a real low cost
And now he’s got a new steel bridge to replace all the teeth he lost

Some people say, “It’s gonna rust, you can’t trust that it won’t cave in.”
“It should be gold or molded out of porcelain.”
But I say, “A silvery grin, above my chin
It might blind you a smidge
But I think of all the money I saved on my steel bridge.”

Every time they laugh, I just flash them a great big smile
It might not be their cup of tea, but it’s just my style
I’ve got the silvery grin under my chin
It might blind you a smidge
But think of the impression I’ll make with my steel bridge

Some people say, “It’s gonna rust, you can’t trust that it won’t cave in.”
“It should be gold or molded out of porcelain.”
But I say, “A silvery grin, above my chin
It might blind you a smidge
But think of all the money I saved on my steel bridge.
Yeah, I know it’s mine and I’ll be just fine with my steel bridge.”
Track Name: Something Real
World has visions of what love should be
Separate is all they want from you and me
We connect a link made of steel
Detours may diverge but this road will lead me to you

Things crumble but we meant with heart
Instead of fighting over steel we try to fight for something real

Days drag on but the nightlife keeps me still
Empty drinks and a broken heart
Flying past the worst of everything
Makes no sense when you’ve got so much to work out

Things crumble but we meant with heart
Instead of fighting over steel we try to fight for something real
Instead of fighting over steel we try to fight for something real

Things crumble but we meant with heart
Things crumble but we meant with heart
Instead of fighting over steel we try to fight for something real
Instead of fighting over steel we try to fight for something real
Track Name: How Our Song Began
Like a daydream of a cool stream
High above the ridge
Sitting on the bridge
Toss a penny for a wish

Like the first taste of a snowflake
Like a raindrop on your tongue
Or a heartache when you’re young
You remember every one

Hear the sound
All around
Remember how
Our song
Began

Like a memory of a melody
Like a wish upon a star
That I wake up where you are
Nowhere’s too far

Hear the sound
All around
Remember how
Our song
Began

Hear the sound
All around
Remember how
Our song
Hear the sound
All around
Remember how
Our song
Began
Remember how
Our song
began
Track Name: Gods Of Door County
Clear light sparkles on the water
Clean wind floats on the air
There’s lovely dancing and singing
From lads and maidens so fair

Inspiration flows like ambrosia
Friendships and love affairs bloom
All the while the Gods of Door County smile down
On this magical moment in June

Each morning the troubadours wake with a smile
AND greet their neighbors so kind
Then pick up their lutes and fiddles and flutes
Writing melodies sweeter than wine

Far, far above the shining steel bridge
The Gods of Door County are pleased
While far, far away near another great bridge
Weeps a Sconnie with busted up knees

THE GOOD FOLK AT THE HOLIDAY MOTEL
CAN ALL GO SUCK IT, I SAY
KICK FUCK YOU ALL
FOR HAVING A BALL
WHILE I SICKLY AND SILENTLY LAY
WHILE I SICKLY AND SILENTLY LAY

Greetings from the Gods of Door County
We really wish you would’ve come
To join us in drinking and laughing
And going to bed to the beat of a drum

Text messages, phone calls, and emails
Bombard me like clockwork hourly
Photos of frolicking fun in the sun
Of singer/songwriters scholarly

As I swill Vicodin cocktails
I curse each and every artiste
That crosses that goddamn dilapidated bridge
Like musical migrating geese

THE GOOD FOLK AT THE HOLIDAY MOTEL
CAN ALL KISS MY BIG FUCKING ASS
THERE’S NO POINT DENYING
AS I LAY HERE CRYING
I CURSE YOU FOR HAVING A BLAST
I CURSE YOU FOR HAVING A BLAST