Nelson

Because They Can tracks

Lyrics

1. (YOU GOT ME) ALL SHOOK UP

Little by little, you put me in the middle
And I can't stop the rain from falling down
Falling down like my world around me,
to drown me
I'm just shakin' my head, looking for an answer
As I watch all my heartstrings unwind
No, I can't hide from my worst suspicions,
I've listened
To every little tale she tells
Bought every little lie she sells

And now I'm all shook up
'Cause I've been finding out a lot about you, girl
Just running 'round in circles over you, it's true
Yes, I'm all shook up
You've got me all shook up

Minute by minute, got tired of stepping in it
And I can't ride this train anymore
So what's in store for a fool and a dreamer? I believed her
And now I'm speaking in tongues, lying to the mirror
I'm afraid that I still haven't learned
Don't be concerned if you see me crying, its only me dyin'
'Cause everything I had is gone
Everything that's right's gone wrong

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I don't wanna play, I don't wanna hear it
Nothing's gonna change my mind
I say, "Hey, while you're leavin', tell me:
What's so good about good-bye?
Good-bye, well good-bye!"

And now I'm all shook up
Finding out a lot about you, girl
Just running 'round in circles, so confused over you
That I'm all shook up
Because I've gotta learn to live without you, girl
The promise of tomorrow fades to blue thanks to you
Yes, I'm all shook up
Because I finally know the truth about you, girl
I'll get through the darkness
And find the light, but tonight
I'm just all shook up
You've got me all shook up




2. THE GREAT ESCAPE

(Look up) There's no man on the moon tonight
Guess he's turned his back on me (once again)
The wicked walls of this dead-end town are closing in and I can't breathe
(Sail away) Down the river of shattered dreams;
My destiny's disguised (but I will find it)
Empty promises flow my way, adrift in shame; do you feel the same?

Another time, another place we won't be prisoners of fate
Somehow, we'll find a way to get out of here
Oh, why don't we make the great escape and set our sites on higher ground?
We're taking the ride all the way to the other side

(Step inside) See the man with the cracked guitar
Selling tales of sonic gray (the skies are falling)
No one gathers to sympathize or pay tribute to his fading flame
Tattoo girl on a butterfly
Sowing seeds of boundless hope (and devotion)
Follow me through a leap of faith; I know the way, I heard her say

(Chorus)

I know why you cry
Just let go; it's easy if you try

Another time, another place we won't be prisoners of fate
Somehow, we'll find a way to get out of here
Oh, why don't we make the great escape and set our sites on higher ground?
We're taking the ride all the way to the other side. Whoa, yeah!
We've got to make the great escape and leave behind what can't be saved
We're taking the ride all the way to the other side

Don't look back, don't look back...
Come on, come on, come on and take my hand.
Whoa! Sail away!
Do you feel the same like I do?
Don't look back




3. FIVE O'CLOCK PLANE

Someday, maybe one day
I will understand what I did to send your love awway
Someday, maybe one day
I'll see through your eyes what made you cry and run away

'Cause I, I feel a changing of the seasons
I wonder why, but you're not givin' me a reason

Are we 1, or 2 far gone to say 3 words
"I love you"
Be4 you take that 5 o'clock plane, that's leaving
I'm so tired of tryin'
To count 8, 9, 10 ways I'll be dyin'
If you should take that five o'clock plane

Someday, baby, one day
As we reminisce we'll laugh at all this hearsay
Someday, maybe one day
You'll apologize when you've realized
I never lied to you anyway

Will I, just be a footnote on forever?
Testify- before you bury all I treasure

(Chorus)

All those nights we held each other
Body, mind and soul
I can't believe you'd ever let that go

Are we1? Or 2 far gone?
If you should take that 5 o'clock plane...




4. CROSS MY BROKEN HEART

It's a good day for a sad song
'Cause the rain is fallin' and someone is saying "Good-bye"
Close the door when you leave
'Cause there's a cold wind blowin' and it's bringin' tears to my eyes

After you go, I guess I'll never know where you've run
Will you try to disguise how you're dyin inside?
Well, then you'll be the only one

Oh, I will get over you someday
Though, I never loved you anyway
And when you're gone my whole world won't fall apart
I swear, cross my broken heart

Word gets 'round in this small talk town
But I'll stand my ground and I won't even ask where you've gone to
When they play a song 'bout a love gone wrong
And you see me cryin', well, that don't mean I miss you

When I said I was crazy for you I was out of my mind
When the smokes clears I'll see it was not meant to be
Yeah, I will be just fine

(Chorus)

By the second Tuesday of never I promise
That I will be just fine
Oh, yes, I will

(Chorus)




5. PEACE ON EARTH

Can you hear me? Are you there?
I need a friend to lend an ear
A million miles on my bones
I'm a child but I feel so old
Whoa I, I once had faith that guided me
But I, I've paid a price for my beliefs

Now I need some peace on earth
Can you heal my heartache? Can you save my soul?
I'm loking for some peace on earth
I swear once I've found you, I'll never let you go

Through the years, I've walked alone
Guess I've finally reached the end of my road
Faced the fears, felt the rage
Up to now I've lived my life a crying clown inside a cage
Whoa I, I think I've lost my will to be
But I, I hear you calling out to me

Will you be my peace on earth?
Will you heal my heartache, will you save my soul?
I'm looking for peace on earth
I swear once I've found you, I'll never let you go

I'd give all I've got just to find
Somebody to love me, to stay by my side
Then I'd know that come heaven or hell
Everything's gonna be alright

You are my peace on earth
You healed my heartache, saved my soul
You've given me peace on earth
And now that I've found you I won't let you go
You are my peace on earth, peace on earth
You give me peace on earth, I wanted you to know
That it's thanks to you that I'm finally coming home




6. REMI

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7. ONLY A MOMENT AWAY

Come on over, now don't be shy
All your stars and your planets are 'bout to align
Why not surrender to the gleam in my eyes?
Come and get it, before it dies

Afraid to take a chance
Been victimized by circumstance
Gather up your fears and let 'em go
That's over now, that's over now

I'll be your friend when you need one to turn to
Call out my name and I'll always be there
Wherever you go just remember I love you
Whenever you start to feel the pain
I'm only a moment away

Dust off the ashes and take my hand
I will pull you away from the quick in the sand
Tonight is the night we reach the promised land
When you whisper that I'm your man

You're clinging to the past
Scared to go too far too fast
Nothing's gonna change 'till you let go
I'll show you how, I'll show you how

(Chorus)

That's over now, that's over now
Yeah!!

(Chorus)




8. WON'T WALK AWAY

Though I try, I can't decide
Won't walk away, walk away from you
Whoa, from you

The tears pour down in the nights spent awake
Salvation in sleep always seems to escape
I look down at your picture in pieces thrown across my room
The future was hidden in the cards we were dealt
How could you cheat on the love that I felt?
I sink my head in my pillow, confused about what I'll do about you

Though I try, I can't decide
Won't walk away, walk away from you
Whoa, from you
Can't you see what you mean to me
Won't walk away, walk away from you
Whoa, from you

I can't see an end to the pain that I'm in
The alibis you handed me seemed mighty thin
Clear the lump from my throat, read your letter just one more time
I haven't been asleep for a week 'cause it seems
That I can't close my eyes, you're there in my dreams
I throw your number in the trash, confused about what I'll do about you

(Chorus)

Addicted to your love like a martyr is to pain
Like a sinner craves a vice and a drug need a vein
Am I giving you the blade and begging you to run me through?
Well, I'm the type of man who believes in the fight
I know what is wrong and I'd die for what's right
I'll make you understand if it's the last thing I do
Whoa, that I love you

(Chorus)

No, I just can't walk away, walk away from you
Though I try, I just can't walk away, walk away from you
No, I just can't walk away, (I just can't walk away)
Walk away from you
Though I try, (yeah) I just can't walk away
I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't live without you by my side now, babe




9. JOSHUA IS WITH ME NOW

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10. LOVE ME TODAY PART II

Looking back on a girl I knew
Whose smile and laughter carried me through
Oh, the way that I felt when she looked at me that way

When I heard she was gone I had no one to hold
I wept as I felt my heart growin' cold
Like Poppa she taught me there's no time like today
...I hear her saying

Love me today, and let my strength be your own
Love me today, because tomorrow I'll be gone
When I feel it's time to go - I'll be on my way
So love me today

I remember a time back when
Poppa would laugh as I held his hand
And just one embrace would make my troubles pass

I thought those times would never end
The day that he left he smiled and he said,
I'll be home soon but Poppa never came back...
I hear him saying

Don't be afraid to say, "I love you"
Take the moment and make it last
‘Cause if you don't tell them you love them
You might not get a second chance
...So hear them saying

(Chorus)
....Love me today (Oh)




11. BE STILL

After so many years tryin' to set it free
The pain seems to fade but it never leaves
The memories haunt me and I wish they'd let me be
I gambled on love and it tore me apart
Be still, be still, be still, my broken heart
Be still my heart!

I wasn't born wise but I learned this much
Though you took all I gave it was never enough
There was a time I'd have died for your soul, your strength, your touch
But I'll leave it behind, try to make a new start
Be still, be still, be still, my broken heart
Let the pain fade away

It was the heat of the moment in the heart of a dream
You lit fire to my soul and you said you'd never leave
It's tearin' me up, baby, where have you been?
Oh, please, oh please, oh please! Please just understand me
And what this nonsense means. Oh, yeah!

I gave up my dreams to let you inside
Boy, you sure took my momma;s little boy for a ride
I'll never know how I coulda ben so blind

Well, I gambled on love and it tore me apart
Oh! Be still, be still, be still, my broken heart
Be still, be still, be still, my broken heart
Be still my heart! My broken heart
Let the pain fade away!
Just a small town floozy a 'name' a Backwater Lucy,
Drivin' me down and down and down and down (be still my heart) Oh Yeah!!
That's what I get for bein' lazy, woman's drivin' me crazy

Drivin' me down and down and down and down and down (be still my heart)




12. RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES

Do you think it's all over?
Do you feel your life is like a lover that's turned their back on you?
Are you runnin' for cover?
Does a day go by that you're not-a-wishin' that you could start anew?
I hear you! Alright!

So you feel a little jaded?
Do you find your dreams have all been traded for a grownup point of view?
Have your memories faded?
Did you forget how you always swore you'd make it?
Well, why is life now living you?

So many days I'd waste away
Let my dismay consume and bind me
Now here I stand, a liberated man
I took command by taking it easy

They say you ain't got it, but don't you believe it
They pray that you'll fall in line
Within your reflection discover perfection
Don't fall for the loveless lies
The one to believe in is right before your eyes

What they sell, are you buyin'?
Do I come off like another pitchman lyin'?
Well, who can you believe?
You might think you're dyin'...
Is what you feel just the child in your heart a-cryin'
For you to set it free? Oh!

We're bought and sold, taught lust for gold
Trade youth for old schoold blind ambition
But if you slow it down and take a look around
You won't believe what you've been missing

(Chorus)

What's family honor?
Did you faithfully bow down and allow your father
To steal your sense of pride?
Or was it your momma?
Has she treated you like you've been her little trauma
Since the day the rabbit died?
I hear you! Oh, yeah!

(Chorus)

They say you ain't got it, don't you believe it
You've been chasing a waste of time
It's in your reflection, a shining perfection
If you look with your heart you'll find
(Right before your eyes)
The one to believe in is right before you
The one you can lean on is right beore your eyes
The one you can turn to is right before your eyes




13. NOBODY WINS IN THE END

Your first hello, the darkness is broken
You're scared, I know, the wheels are in motion
It's opening night for the show of your lifetime, my friend
The days roll by, you live for tomorrow
Against the tide, in an ocean of sorrow
Well, is it all worth it if nobody wins in the end?

We learn as a child to carry the pain and hide it away in the dark
We've all lived this charade, but I don't wanna play anymore

Give me love for the rest of my life
Give me hope for the rest of my days
I'm tired of watching the world slip away
There's one thing you must understand
When there's no forgiveness then nobody wins in the end

You've come of age (you're a slave), a slave and a soldier
You fight the rage (every day), but you heart's growing colder
You're starting to wonder if nobody wins in the end
You know, I'd rather die than keep living the lie we've become

(Chorus)

I wanna break free! I won't let these fools hold me down!
I'm gonna spread my wings and fly

It's time to go, the curtain is falling
The final show, a new play is calling
Just one thing to give you; take it or leave it, my friend
If we don't come together, then nobody wins in the end