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From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

You’ve rehearsed it – it’s automatic
You got the drug to support the habit
You picked up to survive this torture

You want to live the life
You want to live the life

Started out on the stage
It wasn’t enough and so you laid
To build the walls of your shelter

You want to live the life
You want to live the life

Showing your skin on the street
Pleasuring in the backseat
When will it end your misery?

You want to live the life
You want to live the life

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

Upon the rise of morning exhalations of my yesterday
Evaporate into the worries of everything that’s here today
And though I promised myself to look for the silver linings
The grey of all the what-ifs threaten all my happiness

But I’m with you
And time is with us
Don’t you know

Upon the mist of memories I see glimpses of your favorite things
Although I can’t be there to show you I can feel you know
That if I could I would be there to watch you sleep so peacefully
Until the time when you awake to find you next to me

But I’m with you
And time is with us
Don’t you know

I count the minutes until I hear your voice over my telephone
Always hoping always waiting for the sound of your smile
I count the days until I see your body next to mine
Knowing then we’ll no longer be slaves to time

But I’m with you
And time is with us
Don’t you know
We’ll be together
Once again
It’s what time has told

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

We were supposed to go and find ourselves a better life
We were gonna learn and grow and leave behind the City life
But I return and you are right there where I left you
And now you’re crying, worrying about your savior coming to get you

Don’t look back, move ahead
Search for it, through the clouds of yesterday
Don’t look back, move ahead
Search for it, through the clouds of yesterday

So now you’re struggling with the memories so bittersweet
Cuz when you’re locked up nothing tastes just like the sky and trees
And you’re growing weary of the choice between bending and breaking
But we are right here for you, and we’ll be waiting on your returning

Don’t look back, move ahead
Search for it, through the clouds of yesterday
Don’t look back, move ahead
Search for it, through the clouds of yesterday

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

We existed for a moment, a moment in time together
You’re my therapy, when I’m in need
When I’m feeling low, when I’m all alone
Been so long since I’ve had a real friend showing me the way
And it’s been so long since I’ve had your warmth on my skin
I want to get

Closer
To you

Please don’t listen to all those doubts
That they have, cuz you know
There’s nothing like what you and I share
So why don’t you stay a little while longer
You don’t have to fade away
You know we can make
 it
Through all the troubles life can throw our way
And you know that we’ll survive from the storm to the sun
I want to get

Closer
To you

Written by Anthony Rodriguez and Ryan McKeithan for Soulganic (ASCAP)

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

Little girl nowhere near a woman
Blossoming, struggling to fill bigger shoes
What will you do when he plants his seed?
What will you say to mommy and daddy?

Remember who you are
Remember who you are
Your dreams ain’t that far
So I want you to remember who you are

Little boy nowhere near a real man
You want to grow up to fast
Don’t let them make you take that path
What will you when you’re left with the gun?
What will you say when all your boys run?

Remember who you are
Remember who you are
Your dreams ain’t that far
So I want you to remember who you are

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

Bobby and his old lady
They go way behind in time
Bobby and his old lady
They go way behind in time
You know they ain’t never had much
But good ol’ Bobby worked his fingers to the bone
Just to give them a good home

Till along came Rufus
With his big black Cadillac
Till along came Rufus
With his big black Cadillac
And there goes Rufus
Said he’s talking to Bobby’s old lady behind Bobby’s back
And you know she likes it
She likes his big black Cadillac

 

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

It was ignorance that gave you power
And it was my fear that fueled your fire
You made me think that my skin was something to be hid
Behind a picket fence and apple pies

If I could forget you
It would be much better
If I could forget you
It would be much better
My brother, my sister
If we could come together
We could erase the pain
It would be much better

I’ve spread my wings, I’ve found my freedom
I’ve looked in the mirror and despite you I’m liking what I see
Still them lies you fed, they linger sometimes and
I’m going to fight you, your residue
It’s what I’m gonna do, but

If I could forget you
It would be much better
If I could forget you
It would be much better
My brother, my sister
If we could come together
We could erase the pain
It would be much better

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

Avonelle, you and me had a thing
started on the playground swings
for some reason you thought I was cool

Avonelle, we held hands walking home
stayed together till the street lights cam on
had to admit it was cool

Avonelle
how have you been my friend
Avonelle
it’s mighty, mighty good to see you again
Avonelle
what’s that you’re saying
Avonelle
you know we can’t go through this again

Avonelle, after you and i were through
i still kept in touch with you
because you were just that cool

Avonelle, you hooked up with someone we both knew
I had to admit it was the right fit for you
and at first everything was cool

Avonelle
how have you been my friend
Avonelle
it’s mighty, mighty good to see you again
Avonelle
what’s that you’re saying
Avonelle
you know we can’t go through this again

Avonelle, after a while you saw who was who
turns out he had no respect for you
i didn’t like the way he treated you

Avonelle, now you’re coming to me baby
and we just can’t do this baby
but i’ll always, always be here for you

Avonelle
how have you been my friend
Avonelle
it’s mighty, mighty good to see you again
Avonelle
what’s that you’re saying
Avonelle
you know we can’t go through this again

From the 2007 Album “All Directions Forward” (download from: itunes | amazon | bandcamp)

Girl you say for you to be with me
I’ve got to pay for you to be with me
But I say I don’t have much to give
All I have is this man
Is this love to give
Ain’t that enough?

I’m on my way up now
I can see the sky
I’m on my way up now
And I’m giving you a chance to reserve your seat on this flight
I’m on my way up now
I can see the sky
I’m on my way up now
And I’m giving you a chance to reserve your seat on this flight
First class mama all the way

It don’t matter how much green his hustle grows
And it don’t matter how much paper he got stacked under his bed

I’m on my way up now
I can see the sky
I’m on my way up now
And I’m giving you a chance to reserve your seat on this flight
I’m on my way up now
I can see the sky
I’m on my way up now
And I’m giving you a chance to reserve your seat on this flight
First class mama all the way