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Midwest CD

Released: Feb 01, 2012 – City Creek Records

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  1. Suburban Rock and Roll (3:26) lyrics

    Suburban rock and roll
    Drivin’ fast and movin’ slow
    It seems like every time you go
    you end up back in town

    Lookin’ for a dream
    Somewhere in between
    You’re feelin’ trapped
    You’re feelin’ mean
    It’s got you on the ground

    But it’s right outside your window
    You can feel it in the air
    It calls to you so softly
    Just loud enough for you to hear
    Just loud enough

    Suburban rock and roll
    With the lights down low
    You said goodbye it’s time to go
    You made your way around

    You’re headin’ for a dream
    You’re leavin’ fast you’re leavin’ clean
    City life you’ll make the scene
    It’s your time now

    And it’s right outside your window
    You can feel it in the air
    It calls to you so softly
    Just loud enough for you to hear
    Yes it’s right outside your window
    You can feel it in the air
    It calls to you so softly
    Just loud enough for you to hear
    Just loud enough

    Suburban rock and roll

  2. Chicago River (4:02) lyrics

    Chicago river pullin’ me slow
    Bring this lonely boy back home
    To his family
    The suburban dream

    SUV’s and shopping malls
    A big television that hangs on the wall
    With such an urgency
    It’s too much for me

    I’ll take my time
    The way I do
    Cause I’ve got nowhere to be
    I’m in no hurry

    Leavin’ tomorrow
    I’m takin’ a plane
    I’m hopin’ this time
    It wont be the same
    When I cross that sea
    Will I still find me

    You know I’m leavin’ Chicago
    Before it gets cold
    The wind and the memories
    They get a hold
    It’s a game you see
    It’s a hide and seek

    I’ll take my time
    The way I do
    Cause I’ve got nowhere to be
    I’m in no hurry now
    I’m in no hurry
    I’m in no hurry now now
    I’m in no hurry

    You know I’m leavin’ Chicago
    I’m leavin’ Chicago
    I’m leavin’ Chicago
    Before it gets cold
    I’m leavin’ Chicago
    I’m leavin’ Chicago
    Before it gets cold
    Before it gets cold

  3. With Your Radio On (4:39) lyrics

    It’s a fast Sunday crowd
    Alone in your car
    You’re screamin’ out loud
    With your radio on

    His words try to hide
    What he means when he calls
    You reach out for him
    As he begins to fall

    You reach out for him
    You reach out for him
    With your radio on

    You feel him close
    In your green Sunday dress
    You hold on to it
    Like the sins he confessed to you

    It’s all been forgiven
    Washed away by time
    The lies that you’ve been livin’
    The lies that hold on tight
    The lies that hold on

    You’re alone through the weekend
    As the clock plays its song
    You wake up on Monday
    With your Sunday dress on

    You reach out for him
    You reach out for him
    With your radio on

  4. Desperation (5:25) lyrics

    Thumbin’ through a box of pictures
    Haunted by the ones I can’t let go
    Images of the ghost of my addiction
    I can feel them in my bones

    She was passing through from Idaho
    What part I don’t know
    A cheap case of beer
    and a school girl smile
    They say love’s better on the road

    I can still see her grinnin’
    Blue jeans on the floor the music low
    She took me way beyond my limit
    I gave her all I had and more

    My savior lit the way
    With neon lights
    As I fell faster
    Into the night
    I always try to do what’s right
    What’s right

    Twenty one, shootin’ pool, drinkin’
    I watch her move real slow she pours my beer
    Damn my inhibitions as they’re sinkin’
    Last call, closing time is near

    Salt Lake girls are known for Jesus
    Their bright blue eyes and silky hair of gold
    You hear the angel calling from the temple
    She left me in the bathtub wanting more

    My savior lit the way with neon lights
    As I fell faster into the night
    I always try to do what’s right
    What’s right

    They are burned into my vision
    The ash tray’s full, the sheets are cold
    I’ve always taken what I’ve given
    Desperation takes its toll

  5. People Start Fires (4:00) lyrics

    People start fires
    Then they walk away
    Unaware of the damage done
    Of the price to pay

    People are liars
    When they’re caught they say
    They are sorry for what they’ve done
    For what they did not say

    People climb higher
    To themselves they pray
    Unaware they’re far from home
    That they’ve lost their way

    People start cryin’
    Then they look away
    Ashamed of what they’ve become
    What they gave away

    Sometimes it’s easier
    When we’re left alone
    The people that hurt us
    The ones we love and know
    Are the ones that help us grow

    People keep tryin’
    It’s our natural way
    As we’re falling towards the ground
    We sometimes find our way

  6. Midwest (3:25) lyrics

    Has the midwest got you down
    I see you hiding your rainy day frown
    The postman takes your letter
    He heads for better weather
    His journey takes him west to higher ground
    Your words they travel to another town
    Has the midwest got you down

    Has the midwest got you down
    I hear you speaking but your heart wont make a sound
    You make love to the spring
    Summer spreads her wings
    And autumn it will bring you back to the ground
    With winter’s arms around you
    Has the midwest got you down

    Has the midwest got you down
    You need lift off but your feet wont leave the ground
    Are you waiting for the rain to disappear again
    Departing soon as clearer skies are found
    Your body’s free although your heart is bound
    Has the midwest got you down
    Your body’s free although your heart is bound
    Has the midwest got you down

  7. Winter Song (4:25) lyrics

    I remember, I held your hand
    And the monster went away
    You are the words, I’ve sat down and written
    You are the prayers that I’ve prayed

    I see my reflection, in your eyes
    I see my future days
    You are a prophet, that’s come in disguise
    You’ve come down to light my way

    The Winter comes on wings of snow
    It travels from the sea
    The song it sings is soft and sad
    With echoes of spring
    With echoes of spring

    I long for the mountains
    For what they bring
    Yes I long for the high desert air
    And I miss my friends
    I miss the songs they sing
    The people who care

    And when a man
    He loses direction
    He forgets what he’s known
    There is a song
    He hears it while he’s dreaming
    The mountain calls him home

    The spring it comes
    on canyon streams
    It dances to the sea
    The song it sings
    is soft and sweet
    It sings its song to me

  8. Shadows in the Snow (4:17) lyrics

    Shadows in the snow
    I’m comin’ back home
    Turn out the lights
    Tuck my fears away

    Years of runnin’ wild
    Runnin’ from my child
    He’s all bruised up
    And so in need of sleep

    The prayer is short
    I pray my soul to keep
    I pray my soul to keep

    I want to understand
    How to be a man
    When the lights go dim
    I try to hold on tight

    The years go fast
    It’s somethin’ deep inside
    It’s somethin’ deep inside

    Inside
    Inside

    I kiss the darkened sky
    Sledding in park
    Hear the echoes of my cries
    Am I still afraid of the dark
    Am I still afraid

    The mountains breath is cold
    It whispers through the snow
    It calls to me
    In the dark of night

    Pull the covers up
    I switch out the light

  9. Signal (4:53) lyrics

    Am I breaking up
    Can you still hear me
    Is it the walls of this building
    Is it that you’re not near me
    Is it what’s not been said

    We lie in a bed
    So carefully made
    I feel our signal
    Beginning to fade

    Are my feet on ground
    Am I stable
    Am I so unwilling
    Or am I just unable
    To return the love that you gave

    I still taste your lips
    as we kissed in the shade
    We try to hold on
    As it fades

    Is love holding ground
    Are we willing
    To fight till it bleeds us
    Till there’s no more killing
    We set down the weapons we have made

    We’re bound by a pact
    That two young lovers made
    We’re just chasing ghosts
    As our signal It fades
    It fades

  10. Northside (5:45) lyrics

    You hitchhiked home from California
    Your golden dream it disappeared
    You were born in Chicago
    Where you can hear the ballgame in the air

    You grew up fighting on the north side
    You and your brother against the world
    In a hurry going nowhere
    You fell in love with a south side girl

    She walked right by you
    her long black hair was heaven
    You can see a child in her eyes
    She looked right through you
    She knew what you were thinkin’
    Sometimes you don’t have to try

    You walked her down the aisle
    Soon a baby on the way
    Your shadow followed close behind you
    You keep it hidden in the day

    She believed that she could change you
    Though her mother told her no
    When you’ve got a family and a habit
    You’ve got nowhere else to go

    She walked right by you
    Her long black hair was heaven
    You can see a child in her eyes
    She looked right through you
    She knew what you were thinkin’
    Sometimes you don’t have to try

    You’d hurt her for last time
    She took her baby and she ran
    Come between a woman and her child
    You know a woman takes her stand

    They found you on the north side
    All alone and full of pain
    The needle took you down
    when you were twenty five
    She still loved you just the same

    She walked right by you
    Long black hair was heaven
    You can see a child in her eyes
    She looked right through you
    Knew what you were thinkin’
    Sometimes you don’t have to
    Sometimes you don’t have to try

  11. Stranger (3:25) lyrics

    There’s a hole in my soul
    That I just can’t seem to fill
    For my spirit it weighs heavy
    As my feet walk on up that hill

    It’s not a woman
    Who’s done me wrong
    And it’s not the rain
    On my window sill

    It’s a hole
    Black as the coal
    Black as the coal
    That runs beneath these hills

    I asked a stranger
    He was a miner
    To shine his light down
    So I could see

    What’s at the bottom
    Of that black hole
    What’s at the bottom
    Of what’s killin’ me

    Went down a lookin’
    With the stranger
    To set my
    To set my spirit free

    What I found there
    Was a shovel
    That stranger
    He just stared at me

    We stood silent
    His light it faded
    And I felt the darkness
    Surrounding me

    He then handed
    To me the shovel
    He had known me
    For eternity