Nelson

Silence Is broken tracks

Lyrics

1. GHOSTDANCE

Was the night - I was young
When my father called for his first born son
Took me place at his side
While this great chief raged in the fire light
We'd reclaim days of old
If the tribe would do what his dream foretold
Praying to the vision of the promised land
Swaying to the rhythm of the drums
We were pledging our allegiance to Wevoka's plan
When the shots rang out, there soldiers all around
And their cannons put an end to our holy singin' of

(OH) The first cowboys were doing the Ghostdance singin'
(OH) The first cowboys were doing the Ghostdance

Hypnotized by my tale
Generations learn of the Great Betrayal long ago
At Wounded Knee
Where our grandfathers bled for what they believed
Wouldn't buy what they sold - reservation
Life for our Black Hills gold

For praying to the vision of the promised land
Swaying to the rhythm of the drums
We were pledging our allegiance to Wevoka's plan
The Great Spirit cried when our warriors fell to the hail of
The blue coat's guns (so we're singin')

(OH) The first cowboys were doing the Ghostdance singin'
(OH) The first cowboys were doing the Ghostdance

For your soul, for your name
Many brave men's blood's running through your veins
Leave your mark - walk with pride
Live in honor to those who gave their lives
Ancient hearts are still seeking peace -
As you sing and dance, so you set them free

For praying to the vision of the promised land
Swaying to the rhythm of the drums
Pledging your allegiance to Wevoka's plan
By the marker that stands where our women and children
Fell to the blue coat's guns (start singin')

Praying to the vision of the promised land
Swaying to the rhythm of the drums
We were pledging our allegiance to Wevoka's plan
When the shots rang out, there soldiers all around
And their cannons put an end to our holy singin' of...




2. SAY IT ISN'T SO

It was right from the start
So I surrendered the key to my heart
I was sure we couldn't miss
But now I taste something strange in your kiss
People are talkin' lately sayin' you've been messin' around
I don't wanna believe it baby, but it's all over town

[Chorus:]
They tell me you've got the devil in your soul
Say it isn't so that I'm the very last to know
Say it isn't true about you
Before I say we're through
I wanna hear it from your point of view
‘Cause I would die if I had to let you go
Say it isn't so

I recall the love that we made
It was hot - like a hundred degrees in the shade
Tell me now - what do I do
If I find that you lied when I trusted in you?

Did you try to deceive me? Did you baby?
Or are you misunderstood?
You could sell me a story - maybe
But you better make it good

[Chorus]
(Come here and look me in the eye)
(Oh, no, no, you can't fool me, baby)

You can't hide your lyin' eyes - I gotta big surprise for you
(Girl you're gonna get it)
I found out what you're all about - you can scream and shout
(But I think you might regret it)
I'm gonna give you one more chance
To tell your tale - confess the past
So watch your step, ‘cause it might be your last

They tell me you've got the devil in your soul
Say it isn't so that I'm the very last to know
Say it isn't true about you
Before I say we're through
I wanna hear it- baby, I swear it that
I would die if I had to let you go
Say it isn't so

(Oh no, no!)
Say it isn't so
Say it isn't so




3. WHY OH WHY?

You're a mattress - you're a bees nest
You are heroin in an armored vest
You're a plane crash - you are white trash
You're a rubber arrow through my chest
So why oh why am I still in love with you?
You're a cartoon - you're a bastard moon
You're the feathered throat that brought Rome to ruin
You're a sunburn - you are milk turned
You were Sunday - schooled, but you never learned
So why oh why am I still in love with you?

And we danced to the sounds of Taj Mahal
And then the alarm clock rang and shook me from the ball

You're a used car - you're a porn star
You're a drunken sailor's wet cigar
So why oh why am I still in love with you?

You're an earthquake - you're a toothache
You're an angry nurse on a coffee break
So why oh why am I still in love with you?
Why oh why am I still in love with you? Why?




4. YOU TALK TOO MUCH

I've opened your eyes but you still won't see
Why a girl like you should want a boy like me
You can try but you'll fail to derail my one track mind
I wasn't raised to come on like this
Unsatisfied with your goodnight kissin' - listen, I've been cool
But baby, it's high time we went to school

Ooh - you talk too much - just give it a rest
After all this time, it doesn't make much sense
That I gotta take your word we ain't in no rush
One more night and a lame excuse
Ain't gonna change my mind - no, it ain't no use
I give you my love and I don't get your magic touch
Ooh - you talk too much

Oil and water would be more right
The limits we have are like fire and ice
Your daddy must be so proud you draw that line

If I were a picture, then you'd be the neg
But know that I ain't too prideful
To beg you on one bended knee
‘Till what I get is more what I've seen

Ooh - you talk too much - just give it a rest
After all this time, it doesn't make much sense
That I gotta take your word we ain't in no rush
One more night and a lame excuse
Ain't gonna change my mind - no, it ain't no use
I'm gonna explode if you don't feel my crush
Ooh - you talk too much

Tryin' to recover ‘cuz you saw it my way
Walkin' two feet off the ground on a hard night's day
(I was) baskin' in the glow so it caught me unaware
When you met me at the door sayin', "Stop right there!"

Ooh - you talk too much - just give it a rest
After all this time, it doesn't make much sense
Didn't you make me a deal when I called your bluff?
I wasn't foolin' ‘bout (our) foolin' around
Why'd you open your mouth man? It's all over town!
You had to go and blow what could've been so plush
Ooh - you talk too much




5. SUNSET STRIP

A place like this - a girl like you
Is all I need to get me through
I'm hypnotized when you take the stage
Table dance my blues away
From Officer Easy to Little Bo Peep
She's a master of disguise
She's sugar and spice, she's naughty and nice
And she can read my dirty mind

[Chorus:]
C'mon little honey, walk this way
Strut your stuff in that lingerie
That's right, pretty momma
Give me your sunset strip
Tease me, please me, help me unwind
And I'll feed your pretty kitty one buck at a time

Bump it - grind it - blow me a kiss
I'm at your mercy when you do that sunset strip

You're a feast for hungry eyes
You could make a grown man cry
You're in control of every man
Your every wish is my command

If Calamity Jane doesn't drive me insane
Nurse Nympho is sure to please
Then Little Annie Fannie's gonna rock me to my knees

[Chorus]

Keep this up and I'll blow my lid
You make me explode when you do that sunset strip
Your sunset strip has got me goin' crazy
(Take it off!!!)

Oh yeah - it's just another night out with the boys
Oh baby - bring on those dancing girls
Yeah - we're all gonna leave here broke, drunk, and horny
Oh, I love you, I love you, I love you!

[Chorus]

I've been around the world and you're the best there is
You make me feel like a king
When you're queen of the sunset strip
(Take it off!!!)

The sunset strip has got me goin' crazy! (Take it off!!!)




6. WHAT ABOUT ME?

You begged me to stop my fussin'
There's something that needs discussin',
You've been keeping inside you
And it's high time I know
There's no way to break it gently
When you told me forever,
It doesn't mean it wasn't true at the time,
But it's time for you to go

Am I readin' you right?
Did you just turn out the light at the end
of our ten year Tunnel of Love?
Yeah, I know it's your hour of need-
But what about me?

I won't be the cage that holds you,
I won't be the one who told you
that you're making a mistake…
No Baby… I've never been that kind

And if you're sayin' that I've confined you,
By all means go but let me remind you
You can't change your world as easy
as changin' your mind.

What more do I have to give?
Guess I'll just have to live with the thought
My tears'll be setting you free
And I hope you find all you seek-
But what about me?

What do you want me to say?
Girl, you're walking away with
The only dream I ever believed.
You'll be livin' through leavin' us be
But what about me?

Well I know love don't come guaranteed-
But what about me?




7. THE SILENCE IS BROKEN

A painted promise - A smokescreen dream
It wasn't all we thought it'd be
A fortune made - when we betrayed
The faith we'd placed in our blind belief
We were once close as blood

Yeah...

Locked inside - pride's prison cells
Separately suffering for our sins
Well, the seasons changed - but the chill remains
A karmic debt keeps us siamese twins

Until it's said, nothing's done

[Chorus:]
The silence is broken
And that we have spoken
Don't turn away
I know we can change

A quickening - A bitter end
Come what may, something must be said
This reckoning - Should be deafening
Instead of pregnant tranquility

The rebirth has begun

[Chorus]

Emancipation lives and breathes
In the words one should but never speaks
Communication can end this speculation
And if we fall then at least we'll go down screaming!

Broken! The silence is broken!
‘Till it's said, nothing's done! The silence is broken!




8. L.O.V.E. ME NOT

Started with a glimmer in your baby doll eyes
Worked it with your shimmer then made off with the prize
Made and broke the covenant we found ourselves in
Baptized in the waters of original sin
[Chorus:]
Give me an "L" for the loser that you'd swore I'd never be
An "O" as in over - just like you and me
I need a "V" as in victim, which is just what I am
An "E" for education ‘cause I just don't understand
How could I give you the best I got
And it all still spells L.O.V.E. me not

Medicating words just added fluid to the flame
The king awoke to find he'd been a pawn in your game
Well, little miss spider, you can get out and gone
But the house is on fire, and the children are alone

[Chorus]

Hypnotized by the lies of a true believer
You gave me a crash course in my A.B.C. - ‘ya's
I should've known it's all been just a game
Now that you're gone, who'll take the blame?




9. RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Johnny played the rebel - huntin' for a cause
Sh-sh-sh-short fuse fused dynamite hungry for a spark - ooh yeah
His 9 mil. Loaded with borrowed time
Bad boy swore he couldn't die
‘Till he faced a man a little bit quicker on the draw
He tried to steal his destiny
He bragged of immortality
Now he ain't that tough six feet deep

[Chorus:]
Short rides on the glory train
Through dead end streets of no escape
Lyin' in the bed you made on a ship
That came in too late
You're running out of time
You're running out of time

Jenny came home from the ritzy side of town
D - drove her mommy's Benz -
Lived in Daddy's great big house - ooh yeah
She hawked her gold to feed the spike
A great escape on the pony ride
‘Cuz Mom and Dad wouldn't let their little baby out

When China White's your lyin' friend
You've sold you soul when the party ends
And you're dancing blind on the razor's edge

[Chorus]

You and me are victims of our blood
Haunted by the ghosts of who we loved
Our parents sing that same old song
"Where the Hell did we go wrong?"
Just take a look in the mirror Mom and Dad!

Don't look back it burns your eyes
You can't win if you don't try
Only you control your life

[Chorus]

Don't you know you're runnin' out of time?
Wake up! Wake up! God dammit wake up!
You're running out of time
You're running out of time
You're running out of time time time




10. TEARS OF PAIN

Another lonely night
I can't fight this feeling
Lying in my cold, dark room alone
In a dream I see your face
You say you're never leaving
Then I wake up to find you're gone

Now, I know it's true
That only you can stop these

[Chorus:]
Tears of pain running down my face
I'll never be the same
Will I make it through another night?
You left and tore my soul apart
Now, nothing else remains but tears of pain

Here in my memories
We will last forever
It seems so close I can almost taste your love

If I must go down this endless road with you
I'll just lose control
And I'd break every rule

For one more chance at you
‘Cause only you can stop these

[Chorus]

Whoa, tears of pain running down my face
I'll never be the same
Will I make it through another night?
The emptiness still lingers on
I guess that I'm to blame
When you left it tore my soul apart
Now, nothing else remains but tears of pain




11. 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

[Chorus:]
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)