Steel Bridge Songs Vol​.​9

by SteelBridgeSongfest

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released June 6, 2014

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Track Name: 02. Mad Mad World (Geri X, Corinne Lee)
The sirens softly sing
Calling in the ships
It’s time again to come back home

And the captain homeward bound
Calls, “Anchors to the ground!”
Greeted by sweet silence of the bay

She said, “It’s been a long long time.”
You’ve got the ocean in your eyes
Rusty hands and heart still made of steel

And you scream!
“Mad mad world
Beyond imagination
Every night I saw diamonds in the darkness
Sovereign light please bring me home.”
Track Name: 03. Both Sides Fall (Delaney Davidson, Vincent Gates, Jeneda Benally)
Suspend inside your love, fused and tempered
Bend inside your love, twisting turning
Send you down my love, yours forever
Mend inside my love, made to measure

Both sides fall, we’re drawn together
Sun goes up and down forever
Meet you out in any weather
For you I will bow

Fused and tempered, two halves become one
Twisting turning, let me be the one
Yours forever, steel eye sees all
Made to measure, as we rise and fall

Over water deep and shallow
If I fall I know you’ll follow
I know that you always knew
That I’d bow down

Both sides fall, we’re drawn together
Sun goes up and down forever
Meet you out in any weather
For you I will bow

For you I will bow
For you I will bow
For you I will bow
For you I will bow
Track Name: 04. Echo (Victoria Vox, Carley Baer, Cariad Harmon)
Water so wide, so full of sorrow
Arms joining sides
They are not yours
They are not mine

Gone with the tide, a love I borrowed
Moments in time
They are not yours
They are not mine

Calling out into the wind
It steals your name
And leaves an echo

Across the divide, a heart so hollow
As hard as I try
I’ll never reach
The other side

Calling out into the wind
It steals your name
And leaves an echo

Calling out into the wind
It steals your name
And leaves an echo

Calling out into the wind
It steals your name
And leaves an echo
Track Name: 05. Deep Dark Night of the Soul (Louise Goffin, Corinne Lee, Craig Greenberg,)
I was building sandcastles right beside the shore
Then a big wave crashin’ over
My kingdom was no more

I was eating ice cream
Three scoops on my spoon
But it quickly melted on me
That’s summertime in June

You think I woulda learned back then
Fallin’ down the rabbit hole
In the end everything works out
Deep dark night of the soul

No more livin’ in straw houses
Dizy on the Wonder Wheel
I’m a badass bitch with my shit together
Make my bridges out of steel

You think I woulda learned back then
Fallin’ down the rabbit hole
In the end everything works out
Deep dark night of the soul
Track Name: 06. Battle of the Bridges (Vincent Gates, Clayson Benally, Robin Bienemann, Landon Capelle)
Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one
Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one

In this corner, built in 2008, still in its prime at six years old, fabricated of pure home-grown concrete.
Measuring in at 420 yards, and a half million tons, the Maple-Oregon Bridge

Hailing from just two blocks north, built in 1929, an experienced veteran at 84 years, 400 yards, 450 thousand tons of cold hard steel, the last operational rolling bascule bridge in the world, Sturgeon Bay’s own Michigan Street Bridge.

This bridge, that bridge, which one to pick?
Cold steel or concrete slabs, place your bets
Winner takes all in this grudge match
Pound for pound for twelve hard rounds
It’s going down

Are you ready to rumble?

Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one
Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one

You’re cold like ice, I’m a hot potato
I’ll crush you just like a rotten tomato
You’re an ugly old bridge, tired and sore
I bet you can’t even raise it up anymore

My span is long, my gears are large
Show me what you got, you can hit me with a barge
I see your frown, I feel your skepticism
Get a load of my bascule mechanism

Your metal sucks, concrete is better
I watch you rust and fall apart in the weather

Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one
Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one

Bang, bang, ring that bell
Rise above the gates of hell
Bang, bang, ring that bell
Hot white stone vs. cold hard steel

You’re older than my gramps, break out the cane
We may look alike, but we’re not the same
Round and round you turn but people wait in line
‘Cause your rolling bascule is broken all the time

Are you on Maple or on Oregon
You don’t even know what street you’re on
I’m hard like calculus, shine like a jewel
I might be old but I still look cool

Why fight when we can work in harmony
When my bridge is up your peeps can pass for free

Got the steel bridge now coming up in view
Dropping the beats on the one and the two
No need to fight ‘bout which one to chose
Bridges unite, that’s what we should do

Bang, bang, ring that bell
Rise above the gates of hell
Bang, bang, ring that bell
Hot white stone vs. cold hard steel

Bang, bang, ring that bell
Rise above the gates of hell
Bang, bang, ring that bell
Hot white stone vs. cold hard steel
Track Name: 07. Cross Me (Carley Baer, Ellie Maybe, Victoria Vox)
Lay me down and go to town
I’m feeling naughty
I’ve got grooves that you can use
Beneath your body
But don’t forget I’m the best
And you can never stop me

Did you come here for the show, oh baby here we go
You can cross me but you can’t, no you can’t walk all over me

Won’t let you down or mess around
I can take you higher
I’ll lift you up cuz I’m strong enough
To steal your desire
I hold the match and won’t look back
When I start the fire

As you watch it burn, everyone will learn
You can cross me but you can’t, no you can’t walk all over me
Track Name: 08. Givin’ Up the Ghost (Liv Mueller, Delaney Davidson, Tomcat Joe, Brett Newski, Corinne Lee)
Oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord

When my feet get tired and my knees get weak
My eyes get blurry and my tongue can’t speak
Oh Lord

My heart gets shakin’ and I just can’t stop
My back starts breakin’ and I’m ready to drop
Oh Lord

You drive on my face and you squealin’ the tires
Ain’t no holiday and I’ll never retire
Oh Lord

I got rusty bones, I got skeleton teeth
I got clackety clack all underneath
Oh lord

Clackety clack, don’t talk back
Clackety clack, don’t talk back

Friends, sinners, speeders, and slow drivers
I would tell you it’s nice to see you this afternoon, okay, but I would be lying
Listen here, you don’t have to burn it at every turn, okay
And I been muckin’ around this slimy lurch and I been tryin’ real hard not to get bitter, but I must, I must, I must be honest here
My level is disturbed, my back breaks fifteen times a day
My oil pressure is risin’, honey, and I don’t feel like compromisin’!
But here we are, here we are again and I stand here and you ask me to take you over once again, you ask me to take you across, take you across, take you across
Well, here I am and we’ve come too far to turn back now, come too far to turn back now

Way too far to turn back now

I’m givin’ up the ghost
Track Name: 09. It Still Stands (Geri X, Clayson Benally, Statler Gause, Troy Therrien, Brett Newski)
Dismantle my finger from hand
Army of you marching up and
It still stands
It still stands

Taken apart piece by piece
Desperation sinking in
It still stands
It still stands

Bo bo bo ba
It still stands
Bo bo bo ba
It still stands

For us you can’t stop

The punishment of time
I hold back the tide
It still stands
It still stands

Bo bo bo bo ba
It still stands
Bo bo bo bo ba
It still stands

Forces you can’t stop and
It still stands
It still stands

Boo boo ba
It still stands
Forever
Track Name: 10. Back in My Day (Danielle French, David Woods, Cariad Harmon)
I’ve been here a lifetime
Since they built the canal
In years gone by
This was an old quarry town

They came here from nowhere
Looking for work
Digging the limestone
Out of the dirt

Back in those days
I was the talk of this town
But time has a way
Of wearing you down

Some came for the shipyards
They worked with their hands
So I reached out my arms
For the hardworking man

They built these great vessels
Right here on the shore
We all stood there watching
As they sailed through the Door

Back in those days
I was the talk of this town
But time has a way
Of tearing you down

Now it’s all different
Time marches on
The quarries are closed
The ships mostly gone

You should have seen me
Back in my day
I’m an old steel bridge
Just in the way
Track Name: 11. Angel in Chains (Charles Boheme, Andrea Wittgens, Brittany Dauenbaugh)
Angel in chains
Angel in chains
Cold steel baby
You’ve forgotten
Your name

Angel in chains
Angel in chains
Cold steel baby
Leans into
A hammering
Rain
So strange

Angels and chains
Angels restrained
Angels and chains
Angels restrained

Shadow untamed
Shadow untamed
Bat shit crazy blind-
-folded
In shame
So strange

Angels and chains
Angels restrained
Angels and chains
Angels restrained

Angel in chains
Angel in chains
Cold steel baby
You’ve forgotten
Your name

I said
Cold steel baby
You’ve forgotten
Your name
So strange
Track Name: 13. The Space Between (Robin Bienemann, Jenny Bienemann, Stephen Cooper)
I’ve spent some time
On both sides of the river
They both seem fine but there’s
Another place I never get to
Linger it’s the loveliest
Place I’ve ever seen
The space between the space between
It’s like a crazy dream when I’ve been in
The space between
I love to hear
The words you say but I need
More than my ears
To understand precisely where to
Laugh and listen for the other
Half of what you mean
The space between the space between
It’s like a crazy dream when I’ve been in
The space between
Track Name: 16. The Bridge Will Bring Us Home (Carley Baer, Meaghan Owens, Anna Sacks, Mojo Perry)
When you feel you’re running out of time
The world can turn on a rhyme
Everything will look the same
You just stepped on a different plane
Only thing that stays the same is change

There are places in this life you must go
Some are high and some are low
So take comfort for when you journey in
The bridge will be there to bring you home again

A scent that travels on the breeze
A song rustlin’ up old memories
Rosy sunset in the sky
Love’s light inside your eyes
Connections to another space and time

There are places in this life you must go
Some are high and some are low
So take comfort for when you journey in
The bridge will be there to bring you home again

Slowly crossing over, the bridge will bring us home