On My Mind Lyrics

All songs written by Chris Cruz, Scene City Music, BMI 2008
Transcribed by Kaycee Felton-Lui

SIRENS

SOMEONE GUARD THE CITY
SOMEONE GUARD THE GUNS
SOMEONE GUARD THE CIGARETTES
THE LOOTING HAS BEGUN
SOMEONE TELL THE FIGHTERS THAT EVERYONE IS FREE
I KEEP DIALING 911 BUT ALL I GET IS ME

WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
BUT ONLY SOME HEED THE CALL

YOU WON’T FIND THE ANSWER ON YOUR TV NEWS
CORPORATE DOMINATION IS FEEDING YOU YOUR VIEW
WE NEED TO CHANGE MOMENTUM
WE NEED TO FIND OUR WAY
I SHOULDN’T BE ASHAMED TO SAY
I’M FROM THE USA

WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
BUT ONLY SOME WILL HEED THE CALL

SIRENS BLARING NOW
DON’T JUST STAND THERE, STONEFACED LOOKING DOWN
THE SIRENS BLARING NOW
DON’T YOU HEAR THE SIRENS

HISTORY IS NOTHING
BUT WRITING ON THE WALL
BUT WHO CARES, I’VE GOT EVERYTHING
AND ROME WILL NEVER FALL
TRUST THE POLITICIANS
YOU TRUST THE LUCKY FEW
WHO’LL PROTECT THE COMMON MAN
IT’S DOWN TO ME AND YOU

WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
WE ALL HEAR THE SIRENS
BUT ONLY SOME HEED THE CALL


BETTER THAN TODAY

THIS WORLD IS FULL OF QUESTIONS
THIS WORLD IS FULL OF LIES
I THOUGHT I SAW THE ANSWER
WHEN I LOOKED INTO YOUR EYES
I THOUGHT I FELT YOUR LOVE TODAY
THEN THE ANSWER CAME
I JUST HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER THAN TODAY

WELL I ALWAYS TRY TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT
BUT I DO IT MY OWN WAY
I WORRY AND I WONDER
ABOUT THE NEWS I HEARD TODAY
I ASKED TOO MANY QUESTIONS
AND WHEN THE ANSWERS CAME
I JUST HOPED TOMORROW WOULD BE BETTER THAN TODAY

I JUST HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER THAN TODAY
THE CHILDREN HAVE IT EASIER THAN ME
I HOPE THAT THINGS GET BETTER LIVIN’ IN THE USA
I JUST HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER THAN TODAY

DO THE CHILDREN HAVE IT EASIER
WILL THE CHILDREN HAVE IT EASIER
I JUST HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER THAN TODAY

THE STORM CLOUDS THEY KEEP BUILDING
LOOKS LIKE A HURRICANE
AND THE LEVIES BREAK AND THE WATER COMES
TO WASH MY LIFE AWAY
THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY’RE GONNA HELP
BUT ALL I DO IS WAIT
I JUST HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER THAN TODAY

I JUST HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER THAN TODAY
THE CHILDREN HAVE IT EASIER THAN ME
I HOPE THAT THINGS GET BETTER LIVIN’ IN THE USA
I JUST HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER THAN TODAY


LET THE LOVE GROW

I WAS PLAYIN’ WITH MY BROTHER
WHEN A MAN ON TV TELLS ME ‘BOUT
SOLDIERS IN THE WAR

AND I WAS PRAYIN’ FOR MY FATHER
‘CAUSE I HEARD THAT SOMETIMES SOLDIERS DIE
FIGHTING IN WAR

THEN YOUNG PEOPLE, SWEETLY SINGING
TELLING ME THAT WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW
IS THE REAL THING

JUST LET THE LOVE GROW
LET THE PEACE FLOW
GATHER ROUND, LET’S SHOW THE WORLD
THERE’S LOVE IN BEING FREE

AND THE SOLDIERS, THEY’RE STILL FIGHTING
GUESS WE DIDN’T LEARN THE LESSONS
WE SHOULD HAVE LEARNED BEFORE

SO TELL THE LEADERS TO STOP THEIR FIGHTING
NOW IT’S TIME TO TEND THE GARDEN
AND MAKE SURE LOVE STILL GROWS

JUST LET THE LOVE GROW
LET THE PEACE FLOW
GATHER ROUND, LET’S SHOW THE WORLD
THERE’S LOVE IN BEING FREE

I WAS THINKIN’ ABOUT MY BROTHER
SEEMS IT’S TIME TO TEND THE GARDEN
TO MAKE SURE LOVE STILL GROWS

JUST LET THE LOVE GROW
LET THE PEACE FLOW
GATHER ROUND, LET’S SHOW THE WORLD
THERE’S LOVE IN BEING FREE


RINGING IN MY HEAD

MY CORNER RECORD STORE HAS CLOSED IT’S DOORS AND DIED
IF I NEED ANYTHING THEY’VE GOT IT AT BEST BUY
MY MIND IT ECHOES LIKE IT’S THIRTY YEARS AGO
THEY SELL US FREEDOM BASED ON GREED AND LINED WITH GOLD

THE WORLD TURNS, IT TURNS IT’S BACK ON YOU

HEY, CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE I’LL FIND THE CORPORATE PRIDE
WHEN THEY BUY AND SELL YOUR JOB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
AND THEN A DAY COMES, THEY DON’T NEED YOU ANYMORE
THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE THINGS YOU DID BEFORE

THE WORLD TURNS, IT TURNS IT’S BACK ON YOU

RINGING IN MY HEAD, IS ANYBODY LISTENING
RINGING IN MY HEAD, IS ANYBODY LISTENING
RINGING IN MY HEAD, IS ANYBODY LISTENING
RINGING IN MY HEAD

HEY, CAN YOU TELL ME WHY THEY HATE US WORLDWIDE
‘CAUSE WE’RE COUNTING MONEY WE DON’T HEAR THE TEARS GO BY
AND WHERE ARE THE HAPPY DAYS WHEN WE WERE WALKING TALL
LIES AND CORRUPTION, DID YOU FEEL THE BUILDINGS FALL

THE WORLD TURNS, IT TURNS IT’S BACK ON YOU

RINGING IN MY HEAD, IS ANYBODY LISTENING
RINGING IN MY HEAD, IS ANYBODY LISTENING
RINGING IN MY HEAD, IS ANYBODY LISTENING
RINGING IN MY HEAD


TAKE THAT PILL

YOU RIDE INTO TOWN IN A BIG MONEY WAGON
WITH A BIG TOP HAT AND A BIG ROCK BAND
SOMETHING’S WRONG, BABY WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER
IT’S A MAGIC ELIXIR AND IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

 JA JA JA JUST TAKE THIS PILL MAN

AND IF YOU GET TOO HIGH, WE GOT A PILL TO BRING YOU DOWN
YOU GET TOO LOW, WE GOT A PILL THAT MAKES YOU HIGH
IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER AND IT KEEPS THE MONEY ROLLIN’
I’M A DOCTOR, YOU CAN TRUST ME AND THE MUSIC’S BY U2

JUST TAKE THAT PILL
COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON AND

TAKE THAT PILL, YOU NEED TO GET GOIN’
TAKE THAT PILL, SLEEP ALL NIGHT
TAKE THAT PILL, FEEL LIKE ELVIS
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE WARNINGS
IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

THE PEOPLE SAY MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL
BUT THE D.E.A.’S GOT A WAR ON DRUGS
A GOVERNMENT PLAN TO CONTROL THE POPULATION
GOTTA TAKE THAT PILL YOU WANNA GET IN LINE

TAKE THAT PILL, YOU NEED TO GET GOIN’
TAKE THAT PILL, SLEEP ALL NIGHT
TAKE THAT PILL, FEEL LIKE ELVIS
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE WARNINGS
MAN THE MUSIC’S BY U2

JUST TAKE THAT PILL

TAKE THAT PILL, IT’S SIMPLE REAGANOMICS
WHERE THE RICH GET RICH AND THE POOR GO HOME
TO TAKE THAT PILL, KEEP THE MONEY ROLLIN’
FORGET ABOUT THE WARNINGS
MAN IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

JUST TAKE THAT PILL
COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON AND

TAKE THAT PILL, YOU NEED TO GET GOIN’
TAKE THAT PILL, SLEEP ALL NIGHT
TAKE THAT PILL, FEEL LIKE ELVIS
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE WARNINGS
IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

JUST TAKE THAT PILL DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE WARNINGS


DEAD OR ALIVE

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK ON THE CRIME AND THE SIN
DID IT HAVE TO GO DOWN THAT WAY
TWENTY YEARS YOU’LL BE COUNTING THE DEAD
IS IT WORTH THE PRICE YOU PAID?

WELL HISTORY IS CRUEL TO THE POOR AND THE WEAK
AND THE ONES THAT GET IN THE WAY
NOW YOU’VE GOT THAT PRICE ON YOUR HEAD
THEY’RE GONNA HUNT YOU FOREVER THEY SAY

THEY’RE GONNA BRING YOU BACK
DEAD OR ALIVE
HUNT YOU ‘TIL THE END OF TIME
A CRIME AND A SIN
THEY’RE GONNA GET YOU IN THE END
BRING YOU BACK DEAD OR ALIVE

IS IT WORTH THE POINT YOU MADE?
WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAR AND THE DEAD
FILL YOUR YOUNG MEN WITH HATE AND RAGE
PIED PIPER OF KILLING AND DEATH

HISTORY IS CRUEL TO THE POOR AND THE WEAK
AND THE ONES THAT GET IN THE WAY
NOW YOU’VE GOT THAT PRICE ON YOUR HEAD
BUT YOU’VE STILL GOT THE DEVIL TO PAY

THEY’RE GONNA BRING YOU BACK
DEAD OR ALIVE
HUNT YOU ‘TIL THE END OF TIME
A CRIME AND A SIN
THEY’RE GONNA GET YOU IN THE END
BRING YOU BACK DEAD OR ALIVE

HISTORY TELLS OF THE PAIN THAT COMES
WHEN YOU MIX UP THE BIBLE AND THE GUN
THE PROMISES MADE DON’T MATTER NO MORE
WHEN YOU’RE LIFELESS COLD AND DEAD

THIS WORLD IS CRUEL TO THE POOR AND THE WEAK
AND THE ONES THAT GET IN THE WAY
NOW YOU’VE GOT THAT PRICE ON YOUR HEAD
BUT YOU’VE STILL GOT THE DEVIL TO PAY

THEY’RE GONNA BRING YOU BACK
DEAD OR ALIVE
HUNT YOU ‘TIL THE END OF TIME
A CRIME AND A SIN
THEY’RE GONNA GET YOU IN THE END
BRING YOU BACK DEAD OR ALIVE


END OF TIME

SEEMS TO ME THE SEASONS JUST KEEP CHANGING
SEEMS TO ME I’M OLDER EVERY DAY
SEEMS TO ME THAT NOTHING EVER CHANGES
COULD IT BE WE’VE REACHED THE END OF TIME

COULD IT BE
COULD IT BE THE END OF TIME

EVERY WEEK THE PEOPLE COME AND TELL ME
YOU BETTER PRAY THE END IS COMING SOON
SEEMS TO ME THAT NOTHING REALLY CHANGES
OR COULD IT BE THE END IS COMING SOON

COULD IT BE
COULD IT BE THE END OF TIME

EVERY DAY I GET THOSE GLOSSY MAILERS
EVERY DAY I JUST THROW THEM AWAY
COULD IT BE WE’RE LOST IN THE PRETTY FACES
OR COULD IT BE WE’VE JUST RUN OUT OF TIME

COULD IT BE
COULD IT BE THE END OF TIME

SEEMS TO ME WE NEED SOME REARRANGING
‘CAUSE EVERY DAY WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME
EVERY WEEK THEY TELL ME TO JUST KEEP PRAYING
COULD IT BE WE’VE JUST RUN OUT OF TIME

COULD IT BE
COULD IT BE THE END OF TIME

TIMES WILL GET HARD

LIFE IS FOR LEARNING
LIFE IS FOR FUN
BUT SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LEARNING
THE TIMES WILL GET HARD

BUT YOU JUST KEEP TRYING
TO UNDERSTAND THIS WORLD TODAY
OH THAT LITTLE GIRL SHOWED ME THE SUN WILL KEEP SHINING
TOMORROW WILL BE A NEW DAY

LIFE IS FOR LIVING
LIFE IS FOR FUN
BUT SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LIVING
THE TIMES WILL GET HARD
DON’T BOTHER TRYING
TO FIND THE RIGHT PERSON TO BLAME

THE MOON JUST KEEPS RISING
THE MAN JUST KEEPS SMILING
TOMORROW JUST TRY A NEW WAY

LIFE IS FOR LOVIN’
LIFE IS FOR FUN
BUT SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LOVIN’
THE TIMES WILL GET HARD
DON’T BOTHER CRYING
ABOUT THE LOVE THAT YOU LOST YESTERDAY

THE MOON JUST KEEPS RISING
THE MAN JUST KEEPS SMILING
TOMORROW JUST TRY A NEW WAY

THE TIMES WILL GET HARD
I KNOW


I SAW THE PAPER

(Dedicated to Craig Yoneda)

I SAW THE PAPER
A GOOD FRIEND HAD DIED
I SAW THE PAPER
JUST AN ORDINARY GUY

I SAW THE PAPER
HIS LOVE AND HATE WAS PURE
I SAW THE PAPER
HIS LIFE WAS TRUE AND SURE

I SAW THE PAPER
JUST AN ORDINARY GUY

I SAW THE PAPER
I LOST A LOVE I KNEW
I SAW THE PAPER
I KNOW HE LOVED ME TOO

I SAW THE PAPER
HE HELPED ME FIND HER LOVE
I SAW THE PAPER
HE HELPED ME FROM ABOVE

I SAW THE PAPER
JUST AN ORDINARY GUY

I SAW THE PAPER
SO MANY CALLED HIM FRIEND
I SAW THE PAPER
THE TRIBUTES WOULDN’T END

I SAW THE PAPER
AND I THOUGHT ABOUT OUR TIME
I SAW THE PAPER
AND IT’S GOOD TO BE ALIVE

JUST AN ORDINARY GUY
MAN IT’S GOOD TO BE ALIVE


BACK IN ‘69

BACK IN ’69
PEOPLE STILL USED MINDS
MISTER IT AIN’T EASY TO ADMIT YOU’RE WRONG
DON’T LET MOMENTUM TAKE YOU
TO THE EDGE OF IT ALL

YOU GOTTA THINK ABOUT BLOOD
IT’S THICKER THAN WINE
OH BABY DON’T TAKE MINE
TAKE A DRINK OF MY WINE

BACK IN ’69
TRUE LOVE WAS EASY TO FIND
NO WORNING SIGNS WRITTEN ON YOUR BEDROOM WALL
YOU LET MOMENTUM TAKE YOU TO THE EDGE OF IT ALL

YOU DON’T THINK ABOUT BLOOD
IT’S THICKER THAN WINE
OH BABY DON’T TAKE MINE
TAKE A DRINK OF MY WINE
BACK IN ’69

SOMEONE CALLED MY NUMBER
SOMEONE’S AFTER ME
I TRY TO GET AWAY BUT THE ARMY CATCHES ME
AND THEY LOAD ME ON A PLANE
FLY ME OVERSEAS
GONNA FIGHT FOR UNCLE SAM
GONNA FIGHT THE COMMUNESE

AND I’M RUNNING THROUGH THE JUNGLE
AND I’M RUNNING THROUGH THE JUNGLE
I’M RUNNING THROUGH THE JUNGLE
I FALL TO ME KNEES
WON’T SOMEBODY HELP ME
WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE

THINK ABOUT BLOOD
IT’S THICKER THAN WINE
OH BABY DON’T TAKE MINE
TAKE A DRINK OF MY WINE
BACK IN ’69

THEY HIT US IN THE CITY, THEY HIT US IN OUR STREETS
SOMEONE’S GONNA PAY AND I’LL PAY AND I’LL BE A GOOD MARINE
AND I DO JUST WHAT THEY TELL ME
AND I TRY TO GET ‘EM ALL
THIS IS JUST LIKE TEXAS MAN
THIS AIN’T NO VIETNAM

YOU GOTTA THINK ABOUT BLOOD
IT’S THICKER THAN WINE
OH BABY DON’T TAKE MINE
TAKE A DRINK OF MY WINE
BACK IN ’69


CLICK CLICK CLICK (Bonus Track)

THERE’S A CLICK CLICK CLICK ON THE WINDOW PANE
IS THAT YOU DEAR, LOOKIN” FOR LOVE?
THERE’S A CLICK CLICK CLICK ON THE WINDOW PANE

AND YOU’RE STANDING THERE
AND YOU LOOK SO GOOD
HE’S DONE YOU WRONG, GONNA MAKE HIM PAY
THERE’S A CLICK CLICK CLICK ON THE WINDOW PANE

(CLICK CLICK CLICK)  ON THE WINDOW PANE

A WOMAN I LOVED HAS GONE AWAY
SHE’S GONNA DO THINGS RIGHT
GONNA FIND HER MAN
GONNA MAKE HOT LOVE
AND TAKE HIS NAME

TONITE IS STILL
AND THE MOON IS CLEAR
I HEAR RUSTLING LEAVES, FOOTSTEPS AND THEN
CLICK CLICK CLICK ON THE WINDOW PANE

(CLICK CLICK CLICK) ON THE WINDOW PANE

THERE’S A CLICK CLICK CLICK ON THE WINDOW PANE
BABY  WHO CAN THAT BE?
I’M LOVING YOU NOW
THERE’S A CLICK CLICK CLICK ON THE WINDOW PANE

BABY, THAT’S YOUR MAN
AND HE’S COME FOR ME
GONNA SHOOT ME DOWN
BANG BANG BANG
I CAN TASTE YOUR LOVE AS I FADE AWAY

(CLICK CLICK CLICK) ON THE WINDOW PANE

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