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Finally (1999)



B-MOVIE:
NO
I wonít be a part of your B-Movie.
I wonít wind up on your cutting floor.
I think you should find yourself another lover.
Cause I wonít co-star with your attitude.
This double feature just got bad reviews
and Oscar slippped right through your hands.
I do believe you could of been a star
but I wonít be your leading man.
Donít wanna be.
Donít want the starring role in your B-Movie.

NO
Donít think of me as your stepping stone.
Another extra on your show.
Now we both know what it is that could have been.
But now I guess weíll never know.
Your double feature just got bad reviews
and Oscar slippped right through your hands.
I do believe you could have been a star,
but I wonít be your leading man.
Donít wanna be.
Donít want the starring role in your B-Movie.

RED ROVER:
Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle, we got time for just one more dance.
Little boy blue the manís after you. Better leave town while you got the chance.
Jack and Jill both looking for a thrill, headed to the seedy side of town.
Bought some smoke, took a couple of tokes, neither of them wont be coming back down.
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick with that needle in your arm, gotta to get your fix.
Georgie Georgie pudding and pie if you take too much junk, you will surely die.
Tweedle Deeís on the streets again without a home and no place to go.
Tweedle Dum ran away with the spoon because the dish was white with snow.
What happened to Red Rover . My innocence is over
Ready or not here I come, lay down your toys and buy a gun.

Little Bo Peepís in trouble deep, pops one more pill so she can sleep.
Little Jack Horner lies limp in the corner with a smoking shotgun laying by his feet.
Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard to get herself another fifth of gin.
Old McDonaldís just a gambling again with a losing hand that just canít win.
Humpty Dumpty climbed back up the wall. He wants the world now and he wants it all.
Mary Mary you quite the contrary, she wonít do a fucking thing at all.
Little Miss Muffett with her curds and whey is turning tricks until the night of day.
Old King Cole your gonna sell your soul, itís time to bow, kneel, repent, and obey.
Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, times are changing canít you see.
TAG! Youíre it and now itís done. Sell your toys and buy a gun.

Paddy Cake Bakerís man, you naughty boy, youíve lied again.
FE FI FO FUM , trade in your toys and buy a gun.

Friend is a word that you donít understand.
Youíve never did know what it means to be a man.
Itís not as hard as a PHD or love.
But it takes a little honesty and it takes a little trust.
I will bring you down.

You knew what was good for you but then you lied to me.
But you lied to everyone and called it purgery.
But when you least expect it , Iíll be right behind you.
Thereíll be no tomorrow, cause I will bring you down.
I will bring you down.

WORDS:
I canít seem to talk to you. My words they wonít come out right.
When I try to speak to you, my tongue you know it gets all tied.
Your taste itís on my lips. Your touch is at my fingertips.
Your face, itís all I see. Why wonít my heart just let me be?

Iíve been thinking of you, so much my head it hurts all the time.
Sitting here talking to myself, Iím about to lose my worried mind.
I was going to write you but my pen and paper just want to fight.
I get so frightened sometimes cause I try and try and try as I might.
Alright

I wanna dream about you but I canít sleep all alone in the night.
Why wonít I call you. Only seven numbers and the phone donít bite.
Iíve gotta get these demons off my chest.
I wanna be different, not like therest.
My blood itís racing way too fast.
I want so much for this moment to last.
But thatís in my past.

Iíve been thinking of you, so much my head it hurts all the time.
Sitting here talking to myself, Iím about to lose my worried mind.
I really need to be with you but loneliness seems to be my plight.
My feelings get so weighted down, my sencerity just refuses to fly.
Bye Bye

I canít seem to talk to you. My words they wonít come out right.
Every time I try to speak, my tongue you know it gets all tied.
I wanna dream about you , but I canít sleep alone in the night.
I get so frightened sometimes cause I try and try and try as I might.
My words , they wonít come out right.

SO FAR AWAY:
Feels like this time itís gone to far. And youíre so far away.
Our love it didnít go bad. It got lost along the way.
I wish that I could go back and try another way.
Now Iím trying but I just canít.
Crying but I just canít.
Dying cause I just canít let you go.

Itís not the way that I want it. Itís not the way it should be.
When I see your face, I see the place where your love used to be.
Now Iím trying but I just canít.
Crying but I just canít.
Dying cause I just canít let you go.

You lied to me. You lied to yourself.
When you said you gave your all.
Catch me as I fall.
Trying but I just canít . Crying but I just canít.
Dying cause I just canít let you go.

GODLESS:
Where is the savior, where is the messiah?
Where is the peace, I canít seem to find ya.
Where is the justice, where is your proof?
Love has left town and thatís the truth.
Fly me away to a place thatís far from here.
I donít wanna stay. Just want to disappear.

Fighting and killing and unnatural acts.
Kids, guns, and gangs, itís just a matter of fact.
Why has our world become so cold?
God wash us off and cleanse our souls.
Lord take me away from this world so full of hate.
Iím leaving today. Fall to my knees and pray.

Itís time for faith , itís time for some prayer.
No time to waste when the world donít care.
Fly me away to a place thatís far from here.
I donít wanna stay. I just wanna disappear.
Lord take me away from this world so full of hate.
Iím leaving today. Donít let this be our fate.
Youíre all godless.
The world is godless.
Weíre all godless.
Stop the hate.

THE BEST OF ME:
I used to have me a woman who was so good to me.
She would make me laugh, giggle, and smile. She would keep me company.
But time hasnít been such a good friend to me.
Cause now sheís gone and I need her love oh so desperately.
She didnít have a problem leaving. She didnít even think twice.
Said that she had her reasons.
But I want to know what froze your heart to make it cold as ice.

We used to spend everyday as if it was our last.
We didnít think about the future, but we didnít dwell on the past.
But I soon found out that I was tricked. The wool was pulled over my eyes.
My sweet little angel was just the devil in disguise.
So put your "W"in the win column baby. My defeat I realize.
You said you needed more well thatís your problem.
One of these days somebody's gonna cut you down to size.

I canít keep from crying. You canít stop your lying.
Whatís the use in trying. Cause your excuses Iím not buying.
Itís time to move on to other things and spread my wings and start flying.
So long.

A black cat has crossed my path. The walls are closing in on me.
Let it be written on my epitaph that a woman has gotten the best of me.
Save Me. Save Me. All is lost.

DO IT TO YOU:
You give me something that I canít get at home.
Late at night , Iím knocking at your door.
But dangerís my drink of choice and I think Iíll have myself one more.
So baby donít complain when I do what I do.
I do what I do and Iíll do it to you.

It be my guess youíd like to be my guest
and do the things that boys and girls do.
I must confess if she takes off that dress,
Iím in a world of hurt you know itís true.
So baby donít complain when I do what I do.
I do what I do and Iíll do it to you.
How I love to play when that mean olí catís away.
We play the game of cat and mouse.

BAYBERRY DUNES:
Well weíre leaving today.
My bags are packed and our troubles are left behind.
Headed to a place where the seafood is good and the women are fine.
Me and my broí weíre letting it all hang out.
Gonna do the things that we dig the most.
Gonna catch a buzz, hang out with my cuzí.
Man, I really dig the coast.
Everythingís gonna be alright at Bayberry Dunes on a hot summer night.
A vacation trip weíve been longing for. String bikinis and more.
Weíre gonna fun in the sun.
Gonna get all undone in the sun.

The Old Bay spice itís hot on my lips. The crab is the best in the land.
Swimming in the ocean, I got my suntan lotion and Iím working on a tan.
The boardwalkís bright with bright shiny gifts
and the bars have hard rocking bands.
Driving down the shore to Nicolas once more.
Man, their bolis are grand.
Everythingís gonna be alright. Cruising Ocean City on a hot summer night.
Well, I feel in love at least a dozen times. Walking down the line.

Weíre having fun in the sun . Baby Iím the one. Nobody knows my name.
Take me to the beach where thereís sand under my feet.
I donít think itís going to rain.
Hell No!

Everythingís gonna be alright. Swimming buck on a hot summer night.
If I had it may way, I would do it all again. Is the tide coming in?
Weíre having fun in the sun. Baby Iím the one. Nobody knows my name.
Take me to the beach where thereís sand under my feet.
I donít think itís going to rain.
Weíre having fun in the sun and Iím the one. Nobody knows my name.
Well Iíll meet you at the beach where thereís sand under my feet.
I donít think Iíll be the same. Bye Bye Baby.
Weíre having fun in the sun.

HEADED WEST:
She came to me on New Yearís Eve.
Made me wear my heart out on my sleeve.
Now sheís leaving and I still canít believe
that I didnít try to keep her here with me.
Sheís departing this place and headed for another.
I guess every baby eventually leaves itís mother
and sheís headed west.

Brought to my attention at one of my shows.
Seemed shy and quiet but her face had a glow.
Sheíll soon be gone and now I know,
that sheís thawed my heart thatís been frozen cold.
Baby, I wish you the best.
Every bird eventually leaves itís nest
and sheís headed west.

Sheís goiní where she belongs.
Where you can smell the ocean and the weatherís warm.
Sheís goiní where she needs to be.
0n the coast, in the sand by the sea.
Sheís headed west.

Sometimes, I think I tried too hard.
My friends keep telliní me, I didnít try at all.
So I guess Iíll say it in a song.
I think Iím falling. Oh God Iím Falling. Yeah.
Call on me if you need a friend.
Iíll be that midwestern Valentino that you can depend..
Iíll write you letters that Iíll probably never send.
Itís so sad every beginning must have an end.
You really put my heart to the test.
God, your face, Iím gonna miss.
Now thereís an empty space in my chest
where you used to be.

JOKER:
I remember a time when you owned me.
Had your collar tied around my throat.
For days and nights your love, it would stone me.
But now is then and that was long ago.
Donít tell me what to wear. How to look, think, or act.
Stand up straight, mind your manners, comb your hair,
say your prayers, and donít talk back.

The king of clubs, heís a beating me down.
The ace of spades is nobodyís clown.
The jack of diamonds, heís a playing to win.
My queen of hearts, Sheís a crying again.

I still can recall when I was under your rule.
My hands were tied, I was playing your fool.
I couldnít think straight when I was under your spell.
My heart was in tatters, my soul was in hell.
I never could just be myself. Had to lie, cheat, and bend the truth.
Listening to you bitch, whine, and moan, youíre making me old in my youth.

The king of clubs, heís still beating me down.
The ace of spades is nobodyís clown.
The jack of diamonds, heís a playing to win.
My queen of hearts is a crying again.

The jokerís gonna have, This jokerís gonna have the last laugh
. Your time itís fading fast. Struggling for air, itís your last gasp.
Forget about the past. The jokerís gonna have the last laugh.
Your rein itís ended at last.
The jokerís gonna have the last laugh. HA HA HA HA!!

Donít tell me how to look, think, or act.
Shut your trap, you dig? and donít talk back.

TWO SIDES 2 LOVE:
It used to be so hard to say I love you. I tried so hard to stay away.
All that you wanted was a piece of me. You got what you wanted.
Now the memoryís left with me.
Now I see two sides to love. One is happiness. Oneís the heartbreak.
Two sides to love.

Another year has come and gone and nothing has changed.
I wish you well but I know I wonít be the same.
A broken heart you canít sell , and what a price to pay.
Although you canít really tell. I might be leaving today cause I see.

Two sides to love. One is happiness. Oneís the heartbreak.
Two sides to love. One comes naturally. One is hard to take.
Two sides to love.
It used to be so hard to say I love you.

DOWNTOWN:
My baby told me just the other day that our sex, it needs a little spice.
We need something to break the monotony
and give the bedroom just a bit more life.
I said baby whatíd you have in mind, she said a little face would be nice.
Now I donít wanna be a stick in the mud
but I think Iím gonna have to draw the line.
She wants me doing things that I donít want. She wants me down on my knees.
If you put your head between my thighs, Iíll show you how it pleases me.

My baby wants me to go downtown. But my mouth, it doesnít make a sound.
My nerve is lost and cannot be found.
The wheels in my head are spinning round and round.
All my friends really think Iím a clown cause I donít like to go downtown.
This may sound just a little profound, but what goes up, must come down.

Itís kinda funny, it so tongue and cheek.
Lift up them covers baby and let me take a peek.
She gets frustrated, says we got us a problem.
I donít feel so bad, itís not the cradle Iím robbing.
I guess Iím gonna have to go with the flow and try to take everything in stride.
Because now Iím being put on the spot,
Iím gonna have to swallow more then my pride.
She wants me doing things that I donít want.
Says itís time to satisfy her needs.
Go on down below the border baby and put you head down between my knees.
Baby go down. Oh baby go down.

JUST SAY GOODBYE:
Donít want to see you live your life this way.
I donít want to see you lose your pride today.
Second best, or so they say. You know the rest or so you say.
You donít want to love me. You donít wanna try.
You donít wanna see me shine. You just wanna say.....
Just say goodbye.

I donít wanna see you all alone today. I donít wanna see you cry.
Second best, or so they say. Heís just like the rest or so today.
I donít wanna love you. I donít wanna try.
I donít wanna see you smile. I just wanna say.....
Just say goodbye.

You donít wanna love me. You donít wanna try.
You donít wanna see me shine.
Just say goodbye.

All lyrics by Animal Grace - copyright 1999 (ASCAP) all rights reserved





ACT OF GOD (2001)

ACT OF GOD:
The winds whip up and the sky goes black
Iím on the road again and I canít get back
A perfect day has just gone bad
More snow and rain than weíve ever had
Here we go now, take it slow now
Put on your helmet cause weíre going in
Another no-win situation in the end

The twister takes no prisoners with itís wrath
Destroying everything in itís path
The storm appears right before my eyes
The bridge is closed, flood waters start to rise
Itís out of control now, itís taking itís toll now
No one will be on the streets tonite
My destination is nowhere in sight

Mother Nature has got a thing for me
My visionís blurred and I cannot see
Lightning flashes, my heart begins to pound
Thunder roars, cracks a deafening sound
There is no doubt now, thereís no way out now
Driving on nothing but a sheet of ice
Weíll be lucky if we make back alive
Act Of God

DIRTY WOMAN:
That dirty no good evil woman of mine.
Lord she just donít wanna change her ways.
Left me on the streets a cold and a cryiní.
Makiní me miserable for the rest of my days.
You might think youíre going through a phase.
But your life is just a total waste.

That dirty no good evil woman of mine.
Lord she stays out all hours of the night.
Running around with all these other men.
Makin me drink myself to death and wanna fight.
Gonna show you just what itís like.
Gonna teach you wrong from right.

That dirty no good evil woman of mine.
Lord she says she just donít want me no more.
I canít think straight and Iím so sick of her lying.
Gonna get my .45 and settle the score.
Iím gonna show just what itís for,
cause your life is just a f--king bore.

GET MY GUNN:
Billy bad ass is in the bar and heís been talking shit all night
Heís got a chip on his shoulder and heís looking to pick a fight
Donít want to hear no more cause I canít be bought or sold
My holster is strapped on tight and Iím ready to lock and load

Gonna get my guns MF Gonna get my guns tonight.
My finger is itchiní me and Iíve got you in my sites.
Gonna get my gun MF. Gonna put an end to your life.
Youíre in my line of fire and thereís nowhere to run or hide.

A Redneck toughguy is stariní me down. He donít like the length of my hair.
He says heís gonna kick my ass, but man, I donít even care.

Donít you mess with me cause Iím about to lose control.
My holster is strapped on tight and Iím ready to rock n roll.
Take your punk ass home. Iíve grown tired and my heart is cold
My six shooter is by my side and Iím ready to lock and load
Donít you mess with me cause Iím about to lose Control.
My holster strapped on tight and Iím ready to Rock n Roll

QUASIMOTO LOVE:
My name is Quasimoto Iím the Prince of Notre Dame
I gotta tower in the village looking down amongst the main
Hollywood movie stars driving fancy cars, itís you
I see you, you see me, Quasimoto Love.

Iíve seen you in the movies and Iíve seen you on TV
Iíve seen you in the market bending over in those jeans
Never before have I seen quite a girl like you
I see you, you see me, Quasimoto Love.

Climbed through the window, scurried down the hall
It was me who sent you flowers titled "From the Great McCall"
Tried to enter through the gate, the guard took me away
A face like that, a big hunchback, youíll scare them all away
I may be quite unsightly and I may be all alone
But honey if you knew me, Iím sure youíd like my home
Chandeliers, cavaliers, Paintings on the wall
Have you seen Picaso? Yeh I got him in my hall.
I see you, you see me, Quasimoto love.

I THINK IM FALLIN:
I was so alone till you came along in my life
You made me complete, made me strong
Made me feel like I was something inside
Long summer nights holding you tightly in my arms
Living from day to day, nothing could ever do us harm
No longer happy with yourself has taken such a heavy toll
Itís time to leave to satisfy your wandering soul
Well, the news it hit me like a massive heart attack
you letting me down like this feels like a knife right in my back

I think Iím falling this time thereís no safety net down below
I just canít take any more thereís no turning back this I know
Not long ago I was reminded that thereís nothing left for you and me
The well is empty, the riverís dry, canít get back to where we used to be

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear
I wanna tell you my hopes and dreams, my disappointments, and my darkest fears
Nobody cares or listens as I look down, preparing for my dive
You know Iím scared of dying but tonite Iím so alive

WOMAN:
Woman, you know, I spent my money, all my time, and my load
You better check your head and get away from here.
Baby, they say, you spent your hours with me miles away
Turn and run, and make believe your saved.

I told you once, I told you twice, itís time you take my advice
Grab my hand and run away with me.
I know youíre scared, itís all unknown, donít leave me standing here all alone
The better choice is for you to stay with me.

I believe the world is free and that love is meant for you and me.
If you take the time to understand that baby Iíll be your man.
When high and low is the status quo and change is what we need to grow
I am your man.

I donít know why you still call me baby,
you always drive me crazy with things you do.
You just think its better cause its over,
I only want to share my life with you

TIME IN THE SUN:
I saw you baby just the other day
Acting so pathetic in your usual way
Your resume` it really speaks for itself
Back to your old ways you canít get nobody else
All you try to do is bring me down, what comes around goes around
Youíre going to get whatís coming to you
Swallow that bitter pill cause I want you to
Youíre going to get what you deserve
Life soon will throw you one big curve
Your bad decisionís gonna bite you back
Your time in the sun has come at last

Youíve bitten off more than you can chew
Learn your lesson baby cause the jokeís on you
You had your chance but itís too late
Lie down in that so called bed youíve made
You want things back just like before
But Iím not playing that game no more
A dose of your own medicine will do you good
Swallow that bitter pill like you should

Youíre going to get what you deserve
life soon will throw you one big curve
Your bad decision youíre gonna regret
your time in the sun will come you can bet

Donít you move, donít you make a sound,
youíre gonna burn, youíre going down
Donít wanna hear your voice , donít wanna see your face
Iím gonna put you right back in your place

WHIP IT
Crack That Whip. Give the past the slip.
Step on a crack. Break your momma's back.

When a problem comes along, you must Whip It.
Before the cream sits out too long, you must Whip It.
When there's something going wrong, you must Whip It.

I said, Whip It. Into Shape. Shape it up. Get straight.
Go forward. Move Ahead. Try to detect it.
It's not too late. To Whip It. Whip It Good.

When a good time turns around, you must Whip It.
You will never live it down, unless you Whip It.
No one gets away, until they Whip It.

I say Whip It. Whip It good.
I say Whip It. Whip It Good.

*Words And Music by Gerald V. Casale and Mark Allen Mothersbaugh
copyright 1980 - EMI Music Publishing.


NO TOUCH LOVE:
She turns their heads when she walks across the floor
She digs the attention and theyíre beggin for more
I try to keep my cool but itís no use
Itís my downfall and I like the abuse
Says she sick and tired of the same old stuff
Cause a hug and a kiss donít really mean that much

She wants a no touch love
Hands on my hips and she canít get enough
Sheís wanting what I thinking of
She wants a no touch love
Sheís got the rhythm really gets in the groove
Likes the hard rock and the funked up blues
Move that body shake it bump and grind
The musicís pumpin then I creep up behind

Sheís cravin something that sheís never had before
I dig it baby when youíre beggin for it down on all fours

She wants a no touch love
It must be something that was created above
Iím doing something that RJ be proud of
Iím doing the no touch love

Sheís grabbing ankles, reach around and make my backbone slip
Look Ma no hands, sheís ninety degrees at the hip
She wants a no touch love

LIVING ALONE:
I always thought that things were right but man was I mistaken
All those nights together, hugs and kisses you were fakiní
Then came that fateful day when you took a weeks vacation
Never to come back, broke my heart, put an end to our relation

Iím living alone, trying to make ends meet on my own
Singing this song, thinking about you now youíre gone
But I will be strong, pick myself up on my feet before too long
Maybe I was wrong, but you ainít gonna open these sores on my heart
Iím living alone

Thinking of you with someone else is messin with my head
Thereíll be that day when Iíve had enough isnít that what you said?
I always knew someday youíd leave but I didnít know when it would be
Now Iím boxing up my things and taking down pictures of you and me
Sitting here with my head in my hands,
trying to figure out what I donít understand
All these tears Iíve cried wonít bring you back again. Yeh

I never thought youíd let me down, lie and cheat and deceive
Iím telling the landlord Iím moving out and the cat is coming with me
I will carry on, trying my best to make a new start
Iím living alone

All Lyrics by Animal Grace (*except where noted)
copyright 2001 (ASCAP) - all rights reserved





AG3 (2004)



NOWHERE FAST:
I feel like Iím going nowhere fast, sinking down to the bottom
People saying Iím a thing of the past, so easily forgotten
Can barely make through one more day, Iím gonna drown my sorrow
Sit here and piss it all away, here today and gone tomorrow

I feel like Iím going nowhere fast, spinning my wheels again
Itís the same old song and dance, when will this madness end?
Pull myself up out this hole in, gotta get myself in gear
Canít make though another day , another month, or another year

Iím swimming in a pool of quicksand, it ainít gonna be long now
Last gasp of air and thereís no helpiní hand, what is this life all about?
Cause weíre going nowhere fast, weíre not gonna last
This loveís run out of gas, and weíre going nowhere fast
Weíre going nowhere.

You wonít change me, Iím stickiní to my guns,
Donít try and rain on my parade
Go through the motions, you wannabe
Youíre just another chickenshit charade
And youíre going nowhere fast, youíre not gonna last
This loveís run out of gas, and youíre going nowhere fast
Youíre going nowhere.

NOT ANYMORE:
Hey. Donít leave me this way, baby donít you go
Wait. Iíve got something to say I think you ought to know
Iím not coming back when you walk out that door
Iím not gonna play your games anymore
Not Anymore.

Hate. I hate the way you gotta hold on me
Stay. Stay away, get away, and set me free
Youíre not gonna break my heart this time
I wonít let you tear me up inside
Not Anymore.
Iím walking out the door.
Iím gonna even the score
It ainít gonna be like before
Not Anymore.

I canít get away, canít seem to break your spell
Youíve made my life a liviní hell
Not Anymore.

CANDLE ON MY RADIO:
Well thereís a candle on my radio
Lights up my room next to my stereo
Like our love, itís not gonna last
Itís melting down and itís burning fast
Darkness covers itís shroud on me
Pulling me under, trying to bury me
My eyes wide open and I just canít go to sleep

Candle on my radio
The wax is drippiní on down below
The flame is dimminí and itís burning low
Reminds me of our love so long ago.

The flame silhouette dances on my wall
The candlelight fades further down the hall
I keep on thinkiní that youíre going to call
But I must be dreaminí again
Iím feeling safe here in my little room
The D.Jís playing my favorite tune
But I canít seem to get over you
Candle on my radio
Now morningís broken and itís time to go

I CAN'T TELL YOU:
I canít tell you why, I feel this way
I donít know what to do or what to say
I just wanna leave , I wanna go home
Where Iíll be alright once Iím all alone

Just when I think that Iím alright
You say you want me to stay the night
I get so scared when I hold you tight
Iím a nervous wreck, cause it feels so right

I canít tell you why, cause I canít think straight
I have to write it down and Iíll be OK
When I sing it outloud , It all goes away
But it will come back to haunt me another day

I canít tell you why, it bothers me so
Guess thereís somethings I donít want you to know
I just wanna leave, I want to go home
Where Iíll be alright once Iím all alone
I wanna go home.
Just take me home
I wanna go home

THROW IN THE TOWEL:
Well I guess itís over now, just canít seem to work things out
So letís just wipe the slate clean, and throw in the towel
Like so many times before, Iíve tried so hard but always keep getting burned
Iím giving up and walking away and throwing on the towel

Take my gloves off, hang them on the wall
I donít wanna try to make no effort at all
You know tomorrowís another day
But I refuse to make another mistake

Iíve had so many chances to turn it around
But canít seem to pick the pieces up from the ground
Iíve had enough , I donít wanna fight no more
Iím throwing in the towel

Gonna write it off and take a loss
Protect myself at all costs
They say tomorrowís another day
But I refuse to make another mistake

They say a quitter never wins
But itís all over even before it begins
Iím packiní it up and shuttiní it down
And throwing in the towel

BAD BOY:
Tie me up, tell me Iíve been a bad boy
Pleasure and pain are one in the same
Itís something I enjoy
We got ourselves a violent love
Wax, whips and chains, and handcuffs
Sport your black leather and talk real tough
I want you to spank me good and treat me rough

Come on and beat me down, down on to my knees
Iím gonna be your dog and beg you please oh please oh please
Iím a bad boy

Bust my chops, smack me right in the face
I need the discipline, come on and put me in my place
Tonight put on your rubber suit
Dog collar, spikes, and high heeled boots
Walk on my back treat me like trash
You say thatíll cost extra and you only take cash

Come and beat me down. Down on to my knees
Iím gonna crawl around and beg you please oh please oh please
Iím a bad boy

Use your cat-o-nines and your velvet gloves
When you pull my hair, I think Iím in love
Iím a bad boy

All Lyrics by Animal Grace - copyright 2004 (ASCAP) - all rights reserved





Riff City (2010)



NO RETURN:
Playin with fire, danciní on a thin line. Pushiní it to the edge.
Iíve been out all night and itís gone right to my head.
100 miles an hour and not slowiní down. Iíve got the pedal pushed to the floor.
Iíve had me enough but I still want some more. Címon give me some more.

I got no time for love tonight cause thereís someplace else Iíd rather be.
A higher place in my so called society.
Thereís red lights in my rearview mirror and another bridge is burned.
Thereís no turning back, Iíve reached the point of no return.

I want it all and I want it now. I want my cake and eat it too.
I like the burn the candle at both ends itís true.
When will it stop, well nobody knows. Iím trying to go as fast as I can.
Thereís no end in sight and I wanna do it all again. Címon letís do it again.

Stuck here in no manís land. Headed out to parts unknown.
Iíve been under the radar but now my coverís blown.
Looks like my luck is running out this time and another lesson learned.
Thereís no turning back, Iíve reached the point of no return.

The man is moviní up on me fast. Looks like itís the end of the road.
Iím not gonna make it home, I got no place to go.
Thereís red lights in my rearview mirror and another bridge is burned.
Thereís no turning back, Iíve reached the point of no return.

LET'S GO:
All fired up on a Saturday night
The crowd is rowdy and feeling alright.
Hit the stage at 10 oíclock on the nose
Ainít gonna stop until time to close.
Alright!

So letís go, gonna rip it up
Letís go, gonna tear it down
Letís go, gonna light Ďem up
Letís go, when the sun goes down.

The set is hot and the band is tight
My body starts to shake, I feel it down my spine.
Soaked in sweat, Les Paul in hand.
I sure love playing in this rockiní band.
Alright!

So letís go, forget about tomorrow
Letís go, live for today
Letís go, raise your fist and holler
Letís go, itís the only way.

Tonite! Alright!

The bass is pumpiní and the music is loud.
The place is jumpiní, itís a hell of a crowd.
Weíre haviní so much fun, we donít want it to end.
So turn em on, strap it on, letís do it again.
Alright!

So letís go, gonna rip it up
Letís go, gonna tear it down
Letís go, gonna light Ďem up
Letís go, when the sun goes down.

So letís go, forget about tomorrow
Letís go, live for today
Letís go, raise your fist and holler
Letís go, itís the only way.

CRYIN' SHAME:
Itís a cryiní shame, such a tragedy
And youíre the one to blame now baby,
Youíre the one to blame now.
But itís too late for your apologies
Donít say youíre sorry baby, donít say youíre sorry.

Because one step forward is two steps back
And itís time you realize that Iím not coming back.
You hide behind a wall of lies youíve built so well
To escape your living hell.

Too many problems and drama in your life.
I wouldnít wanna be you baby, I wouldnít wanna be you.
Baby daddies, another rabbit dies.
What were you thinking baby? What were ya thinking?

It canít be fixed, itís been broke too many times.
I canít figure out whatís going through your mind.
You know youíve won the game but baby youíre not playing fair
And this is gonna be your cross to bear.

And thatís a cryiní shame.
That things didnít work out for you and me.
Itís a cryiní shame.
But thatís the way it was always gonna be.

Cry for me baby.

FOOL TONITE:
I got your number baby but I canít call you on the phone.
You know itís late at night and I know youíre not all alone.
Cause every time I see your face, I shake in my shoes.
I gotta have you next to me to rock away these blues.

But Iím not gonna be your fool tonite.
I just wanna be by your side.
Alright.

Hot, sexy, single, and sweet is your middle name.
Donít yank me around, cause I donít want to play your games.
Youíre moviní a mile a minute but baby, nothingís getting done.
So slow yourself down, come over here, and letís have some fun.

Iím not gonna be your fool tonite.
I just wanna be by your side
Oh you know thatís right.
You know baby? I can smell you from here.
Letís go.

I wanna love ya baby but your best friendís in the way.
Iím walking on eggshells here, I donít know what to say.
You know itís driving me crazy, I donít know what to do.
Iíd beg, rob, borrow, and steal, just to be next to you.

But Iím not gonna be your fool tonite.
I just wanna be by your side
Iím not gonna be. Cause I just wanna be.
Iím not gonna be. Your fool tonite.
+ Yeh, you hear me baby?

GONE FOR GOOD
The wheels on this tour bus keep turning round and round.
I called home to talk to my baby but sheís nowhere to be found.
Sheís gone. Gone gone gone. Gone for good.
I was coming back home to start a family.
Gonna do what mama said I always should.
Alright boys.

You know life on the road ainít what it always seems.
Youíre living out suitcase and itís filled with broken dreams.
And now sheís gone. Gone gone gone. Gone for good.
I was coming back home to start a family.
Gonna do what mama said I always should.

Well I guess my baby got tired of hanginí around.
I was never home. Playing my music from town to town.
I gotta change my ways, I wanna settle down.
You know one more show to play then I'm homeward bound.

The wheels on this tour bus keep turning round and round.
I guess Iíll keep on moviní cause my babyís nowhere to be found.
Sheís gone. Gone gone gone. Gone for good.
Iím gonna stay out here on the road
Gonna play my music like I always knew I would.

NEXT BIG LETDOWN
What I thought was heaven sent.
Turned out to be disappointment.
And now Iím right back where I started.
Confused, upset, lost, and broken hearted.

Her phone is ringing, she wonít take my call.
I think Iím about to take another fall.
This shaping up to be the next big letdown.
She's gonna let me down.

All geared up for another show.
Nowhere to be found, man whereíd you go?
Youíre wrapped around maís pocket book.
Check yourself, brother take a look.

His phone is ringing, he wonít take my call.
I think Iím about to take another fall.
This shaping up to be the next big letdown.
Heís gonna let me down.

I thought we had it all in order.
Couldnít get across that border.
All we wanted was to sing some songs.
Turned us around, made us all go home.

They wonít listen to a word I say.
Take our dreams and throw them all away.
Man, this is shaping up to be our next big letdown.
Theyíre gonna let us down.

She's gonna let me down.
Heís gonna let me down.
Theyíre gonna let us down.
Theyíre all gonna let me down.

TEAR IT DOWN
Too good to be true, Miss Extraordinaire
Queen bitch on her throne whoís got her nose stuck up in the air.
(Acting you donít care)

Always get what you want. You think you have it all.
But itís never enough. Your foundation itís about to fall.
(You little miss know it all)

Itís just a matter of time before itís mine all mine.
Iím gonna tear it down. Iím gonna get to you.
Your playhouse is coming down. Thereís nothing you can do.

Build your world around yourself. Itís all about you.
You donít care about nobody else
(You better check yourself)

Think youíre too good for me. Well, imagine your surprise.
When I climb your pedestal and look you right into the eyes.
(Your playhouse is gonna be mine)

Itís gonna fall to the floor until there is no more.
Iím gonna tear it down. Iím gonna get to you.
Itís gonna come crumbling down. Thereís nothing you can do.

All is fair in love and war.
This gameís in overtime and Iím about to score
(You know youíre out the door)

Brick by brick and piece by piece.
There wonít be nothing left for you to say in the least.
(Better get down on your knees)
Itís just a matter of time before itís mine all mine.
Iím gonna tear it down. Iím gonna get to you.
Your playhouse is coming down. Thereís nothing you can do.

Itís gonna fall to the floor until there is no more.
Iím gonna tear it down.
Iím gonna tear it down.

(I'M NOT YOUR) STEPPING STONE
I I'm not your stepping stone
I I'm not your stepping stone

You're trying to make your mark in society
Using all the tricks that you used on me.
You're reading all those high fashion magazines
The clothes you're wearin' girl are causing public scenes.

I said, I I'm not your stepping stone
I I'm not your stepping stone
Not your stepping stone, Not your stepping stone.

When I first met you girl you didn't have no shoes
Now you're walking 'round like you're front page news.
You've been awful careful 'bout the friends you choose
But you won't find my name in your book of Who's Who.

I said, I I'm not your stepping stone
I I'm not your stepping stone
Not your stepping stone, Not your stepping stone.

*Words And Music by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
copyright 1966 - Screen-Gems Music Inc.


THE MORE YOU LEARN
When I was young, people would say to me
Youíll figure it out when you older like me
Well now Iím here and I just donít know
Which way to turn or which way to go
I got this feeling that Iíll never find
Any hope or any peace of mind.

Chorus:
The more you learn, the less you know
The more you know the less you grow

Iím on my own, doing the best I can
But sometimes I need a helpiní hand
If it takes forever, then Iím hanginí on
Iím gonna find out whatís going on.

It takes a lifetime to find out
What it is and what itís all about
It makes me want to scream and shout
I want to leave here with no doubts.

Now everybody keeps on telling me
That Iíll figure it out eventually
Iím so confused about this life you see
The way it works and itís complexities

Weíre supposed to be wiser as we grow
I not so sure because I just donít know
It make me sad to think Iíve traveled this far
Just to find that thereís no answers at all

YOUNG STUFF
Young, innocent, and naÔve, itís hard to believe
But I like the way youíre looking at me.
Iím checking you out, your mama must be proud
The apple didnít fall too far from the tree.

Not quite a woman but no longer a child
That clean girl smell itís driviní me wild.
You gotta womanís walk mixed with some baby talk
It fuels the fire of my burniní desire.

Gotta have some young stuff before I die
I donít stand a chance but I have to try.
I must be something thatís passed me by
Itís driviní me crazy, I know the reason why.
I gotta have some young stuff before I die.

A sweet little smile with lots of style
But you ainít seen nothing yet.
Them tight blue jeans are busting at the seams
Daddyís got to be a nervous wreck.

Dancing around in you summer dress
Making my life a total mess.
I have to confess and get it off my chest
Youíre the best from all the rest.

Gotta have some young stuff before I die
I donít stand a chance but I have to try.
It must be something thatís passed me by
I think I kinda like it, I know the reason why.
I gotta have some young stuff before I die.

A sweet little smile with lots of style
But you ainít seen nothing yet.
You like the boys in the band, I think you understand
But have you heard about the backdoor man?

Gotta have some young stuff before I die
I donít stand a chance but I have to try.
It must be something thatís passed me by
I think I kinda like it, I know the reason why.
I gotta have some young stuff before I die.

Gimme some of that young stuff before I die.

THROW IT ALL AWAY (BRAND NEW DAY)
Talk - You like to talk the talk
But you got nothing to say.
Walk Ė Go on and walk the walk
But youíll just turn away.

A red flag is flying. The futureís slowly dying.
Seen it coming. Know the reason why.
Now itís becoming clearer that the end is getting nearer.
You got nothing left to show but your pride. Yeh

Why do you want to throw it all away?
Jump ship and just walk away now
Why do you want to throw it all away?
Donít you know itís a brand new day now?

Take Ė You take the easy way out.
Because youíre in too deep.
Break Ė Go break your promises
The ones that you canít keep.

The clock is tickiní but your mindís been sickened
By a bright shining star in your eyes.
Trying to find a name in a gang with no game
And a man with a patch for an eye. Yeh

Why do you want to throw it all away?
Turn your back and just walk away now
Why do you want to throw it all away?
Donít you know itís a brand new day now? (Itís a brand new day)

Last Chorus:
Why do you want to throw it all away? (Throw it all away)
Jump ship and just walk away now (Donít walk away)
Why do you want to throw it all away? (Throw it all away)
Donít wanna see it live another day now (Itís a brand new day)
Why do you want to throw it all away? (Throw it all away)
Talk the talk but have nothing to say now. (You talk the talk)
Turn your back and just walk away (Walk that walk)
Donít you know itís a brand new day now? (Itís a brand new day)

CRY FOR LOVE
I wanna cry for love, but I have no tears
I wanna cry for love and wash away these years

I say your name. Pretend I hear your voice.
But itís always the same. Thereís no rejoice.
Iím alone in the dark. Tryiní to find my way.
I wanna be back in your arms and there Iíd stay.

Iím holding on to something thatís not there.
Since youíve been gone, Iím still in repair.
Youíre just a memory thatís so far away.
Baby come back to me. Donít leave me this way.

Cry for love but I have no tears
I wanna cry for love and wash away these years
Cry for love but youíre not here
I just wanna cry for love and drown all my fears.
I wanna cry. For love.



All Lyrics by Animal Grace (*except where noted)
copyright 2010 (ASCAP) - all rights reserved




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