Nickelback

Here and Now tracks

Lyrics

1. THIS MEANS WAR

To line up to the ring
For a battle that you can’t win
Swing as hard as you can swing
It will still mean nothing
Should’ve seen it coming
It had to happen sometime
But you went and brought a knife
To an all out gun fight

And the only thing to save
Is the banner that you wave
To be wrapped around your grave

You’ve gone too far
Who do you think you are
Is this what you came for
Well this means war

Say anything you want
But talk will get you nowhere
The only thing you brought is psychological warfare
Well there’s no getting off
And now you got to wonder
Who will dig you out when you’re six feet under

And the only thing to save
Is the banner that you wave
To be wrapped around your grave

You’ve gone too far
Who do you think you are
Is this what you came for
Well this means war

And the only thing to save
Is the banner that you wave
To be wrapped around your grave

You’ve gone too far
Who do you think you are
Is this what you came for
Well this means war




2. BOTTOMS UP

Who's coming with me, to kick a hole in the sky?
I love the whiskey, let's drink that shit til its dry.
So grab a Jim Beam, JD, whatever you need.
Have a shot from the bottle, doesn't matter to me.
'Nother round, fill 'er up , hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!

This is what it's all about, no one can slow us down.
We ain't gonna stop until the clock runs out.
Bottoms up!
Hell can't handle all of us, so get your bottles up.
Drinkin' every drop until it all runs out.
'Nother round, fill 'er up, hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!

Ohh, bottoms up...

So grab your best friends and make your way to the bar.
But keep your distance, we're gonna light it on fire.
We're drinking black tooth, 80 proof, straight gasoline.
Slam as much as you can take and hand the bottle to me.
'Nother round, fill 'er up, hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!

This is what it's all about, no one can slow us down.
We ain't gonna stop until the clock runs out.
Bottoms up!
Hell can't handle all of us, so get your bottles up.
Drinkin' every drop until it all runs out.
'Nother round, fill 'er up, hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!

Ohh, bottoms up...

This is what it's all about, no one can slow us down.
We ain't gonna stop until they throw us all out.
Hell can't handle all of us, so get your bottles up.
Drinkin' every drop until it all runs out.

This is what it's all about, no one can slow us down.
We ain't gonna stop until the clock runs out.
Bottoms up!
Hell can't handle all of us, so get your bottles up.
Drinkin' every drop until it all runs out.
'Nother round, fill 'er up, hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!

'Nother round, fill 'er up, hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up!




3. WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER

One more depending on a prayer
And we all look away
People pretending everywhere
It’s just another day

There’s bullets flying through the air
And they still carry on
We watch it happen over there
And then just turn it off

We must stand together
There’s no getting even
Hand in hand forever
That’s when we all win

That’s, that’s, that’s when we all win
That’s, that’s, that’s when we all win

They tell us everything’s alright
And we just go along
How can we fall asleep at night
When something’s clearly wrong

When we could feed a starving world
With what we throw away
But all we serve are empty words
That always taste the same

We must stand together
There’s no getting even
Hand in hand forever
That’s when we all win

That’s, that’s, that’s when we all win
That’s, that’s, that’s when we all win

The right thing to guide us
Is right here inside us
No one can divide us
When the Light is leading on
But just like a heartbeat
The drumbeat carries on…

And the drumbeat carries on…
We must stand together
There’s no getting even
Hand in hand forever
That’s when we all win

That’s, that’s, that’s when we all win
That’s, that’s, that’s when we all win




4. MIDNIGHT QUEEN

I'm in a bar full of bikers
And a handful of junkies
It's fifty/fifty chance that they're
Plannin' to jump me
Anybody drinking here is lucky just to leave here alive

Well my favourite littel waitress has
Ahold of my eys
But here's a shotgun
Loaded hidden under the bar
Her finger's on the trigger
If anybody gets out of line

There's other places that are better to go
But I'm addictes to the red light show
Feel like a king and she's my ace in the hole

And I can't get enough of the things that she does
She's gonna be my midnight queen
Look and loaded
I'm ready to go
She's gonna like my pistol clean
She's got ahold of me and ain't lettin' go

And I can't get enough of
The things that she does, alright

Well, she walks like a model
And talkes like a trucker
Doesn't want a lollipop
But she sure loves a sucker
They's closin' in around her
I'm cutting to the front of the line
Oh, she grabbed a bottle of tequila
And a lime for her lips
Laid her body on the bar
And put the salt on her hips
Was lying when I told her
That I'm the only gonn alick her tonight

There's other places that are better to go
But I'm addictes to the red light show
Feel like a king and she's my ace in the hole

And I can't get enough of the things that she does
She's gonna be my midnight queen
Look and loaded
I'm ready to go
She's gonna like my pistol clean
She's got ahold of me and ain't lettin' go

She's gonna be my sex machine
And I can never get her under control
She's gonna climb all over me
I'm like a pony in my own rodeo

And I can't get enough of
The things that she does, alright

And I can't get enough of the things that she does
She's gonna be my midnight queen
Look and loaded
I'm ready to go
She's gonna like my pistol clean
She's got ahold of me and ain't lettin' go

She's gonna be my sex machine
And I can never get her under control
She's gonna climb all over me
I'm like a pony in my own rodeo

And I can't get enough of
The things that she does, alright




5. GOTTA GET ME SOME

I went out on the town with a friend last weekend.
His ex girlfriend's friend was there alone.
She bought a couple rounds and I got the feeling, she could really handle alcohol.

Another one down and headed off the deep end.
The more we drank, the less that we had them.

And it turns out she's got everything I want, but all rolled into one.
She smokes a little home drown, drinks a little Cuervo.
Still a little down home, there was never a doubt.
She's got a fast car, hotter then a dance bar.
Looking like a rockstar, she'll be the talk of the town.

You know, she's got everything I want, but all rolled into one.
Gotta get me some.

God all mighty look at that body.
It looks like a sticker on a new Ferrari.
She's a scene from a bay watch rerun.
Hotter then a machine gun.

Well, she can get it lower then a Maserati.
Never seen somebody move that way.
Everywhere she goes theres an instant party.
Everybody wants to know her name.

And it turns out she's got everything I want, but all rolled into one.
She smokes a little home grown, drinks a little Cuervo.
Still a little down home, there was never a doubt.
She's got a fast car, hotter then a dance bar.
Looking like a rockstar, and she likes to go out and...

She likes to get her hands up.
Anything to stand on.
Anything to dance on.
She'd be swinging around.
Under the hot lights, underneath the spot light.
Even going all night.
She'll be the talk of the town.

You know, she's got everything I want, but all rolled into one.
Gotta get me some.

God all mighty look at that body.
It looks like a sticker on a new Ferrari.
She's a scene from a bay watch rerun.
Hotter then a machine gun.

And it turns out she's got everything I want, but all rolled into one.
She smokes a little home grown, drinks a little Cuervo.
Still a little down home, there was never a doubt.
She's got a fast car, hotter then a dance bar.
Looking like a rockstar, and she likes to go out and...

She likes to get her hands up.
Anything to stand on.
Anything to dance on.
She'd be swinging around.
Under the hot lights, underneath the spot light.
Even going all night.
She'll be the talk of the town.

You know, she's got everything I want, but all rolled into one.
Gotta get me some.

I gotta get me some.
Gotta get me some.




6. LULLABY

I know the feeling
Of finding yourself stuck out on the ledge
And there ain’t no healing
From cutting yourself with the jagged edge
I’m telling you that
It’s never that bad
Take it from someone who’s been where your at
Laid out on the floor
And you’re not sure
You can take this anymore

So just give it one more try to a lullaby
And turn this up on the radio
If you can hear me now
I’m reaching out
To let you know that you’re not alone
And you can’t tell, I’m scared as hell
‘Cause I can’t get you on the telephone
So just close your eyes
Well honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby

Please let me take you
Out of the darkness and into the light
‘Cause I have faith in you
But you’re gonna make it through another night
Stop thinking about the easy way out
There’s no need to go and blow the candle out
Because you’re not done,
You’re far too young and the best is yet to come

So just give it one more try to a lullaby
And turn this up on the radio
If you can hear me now I’m reaching out
To let you know that you’re not alone
And you can’t tell, I’m scared as hell
‘Cause I can’t get you on the telephone
So just close your eyes
Well honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby

Everybody’s hit the bottom
And everybody’s been forgotten
And everybody’s tired of being alone
Everybody’s been abandoned
And left a little empty handed
So if you’re out there barely hanging on

So just give it one more try to a lullaby
And turn this up on the radio
If you can hear me now I’m reaching out
To let you know that you’re not alone
And you can’t tell, I’m scared as hell
‘Cause I can’t get you on the telephone
So just close your eyes
Well honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby

Well honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby




7. KISS IT GOODBYE

Kiss it goodbye.
Kiss it goodbye.

Hollywood is plastic, but easy on the eyes.
Big Apple is fantastic, but cuts you down to size.

They'll treat you like a doormat, expecting you to fail.
Says right across your forehead, integrity for sale.

You'll be on TV when it starts to snow in hell.
Bet you wish you heard about it.
Bet you wish you heard about it.
You won't believe me, so go and see it for yourself.

From Mexico to New York.
Blondes in California.
East Coast takes the cocaine, West Coast marijuana.
Don't be surprised when you swallow your pride.
It's tough to see through bullshit when it's up above your eyes.

Kiss is goodbye,

Stealing comes with practice, lying comes with ease.
But neither one is faster then falling to your knees.

Money leads to fame and fame is the disease.
The latest epidemic, reality TV.

You'll be on TV when it starts to snow in hell.
Bet you wish you heard about it.
Bet you wish you heard about it.
You won't believe me, so go and see it for yourself.

From Mexico to New York.
Blondes from California.
East Coast takes the cocaine, West Coast marijuana.
Don't be surprised when you swallow your pride.
It's tough to see through bullshit when it's up above your eyes,

From Mexico to New York.
Blondes from California.
East Coast takes the cocaine, West Coast marijuana.
Don't be surprised when you swallow your pride.
It's tough to see through bullshit when it's up above your eyes.




8. TRYING NOT TO LOVE YOU

You call to me, and I fall at your feet
How could anyone ask for more?
And our time apart, like knives in my heart
How could anyone ask for more?

(Chorus)
But if there's a pill to help me forget,
God knows I haven't found it yet
But I'm dying to, God I'm trying to

'Cause trying not to love you, only goes so far
Trying not to need you, is tearing me apart
Can't see the silver lining, from down here on the floor
And I just keep on trying, but I don't know what for
'Cause trying not to love you
Only makes me love you more
Only makes me love you more

And this kind of pain, only time takes away
That's why it's harder to let you go
And nothing I can do, without thinking of you
That's why it's harder to let you go
But if there's a pill to help me forget,
God knows I haven't found it yet
But I'm dying to, God I'm trying to

'Cause trying not to love you, only goes so far
Trying not to need you, is tearing me apart
Can't see the silver lining, from down here on the floor
And I just keep on trying, but I don't know what for
'Cause trying not to love you
Only makes me love you more

So I sit here divided, just talking to myself
Was it something that I did?
Was there somebody else?
When a voice from behind me, that was fighting back tears
Sat right down beside me, and whispered right in my ear
Tonight I'm dying to tell you

That trying not to love you, only went so far
Trying not to need you, was tearing me apart
Now I see the silver lining, from what we're fighting for
And if we just keep on trying, we could be much more
'Cause trying not to love you
Oh, yeah, trying not to love you
Only makes me love you more
Only makes me love you more




9. HOLDING ON TO HEAVEN

And if forever never comes tonight.
And if forever never comes tonight.
And if forever never comes tonight.
I'll hold on, hold on.

I keep listening to my chest for a beat, but theres nothing left.
It's been a week since I've seen you, and I still can't believe it.
Because I'm dying inside alone.

And in every dream we gotta be apart.
I'm like a baby with a broken heart.
But the second that I see you.
You will know how much I need you.
Because I'll never be letting you go.

Now you know why.
I'm lost without you.
And there's nothing I can do.
Your the one that I keep going without.
And by holding onto you, then I'll be holding on forever.

I've got you now and I'm not letting go of you.
Never been together long enough.
Because every moment I'm with you, it's like I'm holding onto heaven.

And if forever never comes tonight.
And if forever never comes tonight.
And if forever never comes tonight.
I'll hold on, hold on.

In a symphony, baby you would be my melody.
And you would flow like a river, slowing going on forever.
Like a feather that's blowing away.
Like everyone that needs a fairytale, like every mother's love that never fails.
Like every game that needs a player, and a sinner needs a savior.
I'm the villain that your willing to save.

Now you know why.
I'm lost without you.
And there's nothing I can do.
Your the one that I keep going without.
And by holding onto you, then I'l be holding on forever.

I've for you now and I'm not letting go of you.
Never been together long enough.
Because every moment I'm with you, it's like I'm holding onto heaven.

I'm willing to wait, just to see another day.
What I'm waiting for will wash this pain away.
And it's never too late...

And if forever never comes tonight.
And if forever never comes tonight.
And if forever never comes tonight.
I'll hold on, hold on.

Now you know why.
I'm lost without you.
And there's nothing I can do.
Your the one that I keep going without.
And by holding onto you, then I'll be holding on forever.

I've got you now and I'm not letting go of you.
Never been together long enough.
Because every moment I'm with you, it's like I'm holding onto heaven.




10. EVERYTHING I WANNA DO

She's got a dirty mouth, it tasted so clean with every taste of me.
You know that every single thing she does.
She does for me, because it's what I'm dreaming of.

And she likes to take her time.
More then fortunate, form of torture.
And she likes to touch and tease.
It's always fun for me, it's always unbelievable.

You and me, sitting in a tree.
F-U-C-K-I-N-G

She'll do anything I want.
My baby, she's up for anything I wanna do.
She's a giver and it gets her off.
My baby, she's into everything I wanna do.

If it was on TV, or ever in a magazine.
She could take the fantasy and make it a realirt.
She delivers every dirty thought.
My baby, she's into everything I wanna do.

And she knows every spot.
Exactly where it's at, and she could draw a map.
But until you have some, it's like a weapon.
And she's always threatening, to be the death of me.

You and me, sitting in a tree.
F-U-C-K-I-N-G

She'll do anything I want.
My baby, she's up for anything I wanna do.
She's a giver and it gets her off.
My baby, she's into everything I wanna do.

If it was on TV, or ever in a magazine.
She could take the fantasy and make it a reality.
She delivers every dirty thought.
My baby, she's into everything I wanna do.

So, what you wanna do?
So, what you wanna do?

And me, I'll repay the favor with your favorite thing you love to do.

So, what you wanna do?
So, what you wanna do?
I'm about to take it up a notch, so what what I'm about to do.

You and me, sitting in a tree.
F-U-C-K-I-N-G

She'll do anything I want.
My baby, she's up for anything I wanna do.
She's a giver and it gets her off.
My baby, she's into everything I wanna do.

If it was on TV, or ever in a magazine.
She could take the fantasy and make it a reality.
She delivers every dirty thought.
My baby, she's into everything I wanna do.

Everything you want, anything at all, everything you want.
Everything I wanna do.
Everything you want, anything at all, everything you want.
Everything I wanna do.




11. DON'T EVER LET IT END

Don't let it end.
Don't let it end.
Don't ever let it end.

Well, I got two tickets to the game.
It would be great if I could take you to this someday.
Well, I'll walk you home when the whole things done.
If you're there, I don't even care which team won.

We could stop at the coffee shop.
And make fun of the cops in the parking lot.
We could laugh as we both pretend that we're not in love and that we're just good friends.

Well, I'm tired of pretending, but I'm terrified of it ending.
I know if not for you there's nothing I could do to ever let it end.

And I know you feel the same way, because you told me drunk on your birthday.
And as you pulled me near, whispered in my ear - don't ever let it end.

Don't let it end.
Don't let it end.
Don't ever let it end.

Saturday I'm gonna take her out.
Because her favorite band is gonna play downtown.
Gonna sing the song we've all heard, about those two young friend who should have fell in love.

Later on we'll cut through the park.
And she can hold my hand because she hate the dark.
And we could laugh as we both pretend that we're not in love and that we're just good friends.

Well, I'm tired of pretending, but I'm terrified of it ending.
I know if not for you there's nothing I could do to ever let it end.

And I know you feel the same way, because you told me drunk on your birthday.
And as you pulled me near, whispered in my ear - don't ever let it end.

Please promise me that this won't end.
Don't let it end.
Don't let it end.
Don't ever let it end.

Greatest times we ever had, was crazy nights just looking back and laugh.
You never know where life's gonna go, because we're the only ones who will ever know.

About Sunday night, just her and I.
Sitting side by side in the full moon light.
I pulled her close just to hold her tight and the both of us could tell it just felt right.
She looked at me in the sweetest way.
Like should could tell what the hell I was about to say.
Must have took a while to find the words because she cut me off and finally said it first.

Well, I'm tired of pretending, but I'm terrified of it ending.
I know if not for you there's nothing I could do to ever let it end.

Yes, you know I feel the same way, because I told you drunk on my birthday.
And as I pulled you near, whispered in your ear - don't ever let it end.

Please promise me that this won't end.
Don't let it end.
Don't let it end.
Don't ever let it end.

Please promise that this won't end.
Don't let it end.
Don't let it end.
Don't ever let it end.

Don't let it end.
Don't let it end.
Don't ever let it end.