GOOD KARMA Lyrics


Maybe I

He threw me hard, 2 seconds out of that holding pen
Right then I swore, I was never gonna ride again
And even though, this rodeo
Has a hold on me and won’t let go
I just can’t take all this pain I’m in
I guess this mean old horse, is gonna win

 

CHORUS

Maybe I… oughta think this over
Maybe I… oughta give it one more try
Cause I still have this passion and I still have my pride
And it don’t seem right to let that horse decide
Maybe I… oughta get back up and ride

 

She broke my heart, when I thought our love would never end
Right then I swore, I was never gonna love again
gonna sell my home, and everything I own
I could learn to live my life alone
I just can’t take all this pain I’m in
I guess that angry woman is gonna win

 

CHORUS

Maybe I… oughta think this over
Maybe I… oughta give it one more try
Cause I still have this passion and I still have my pride
And I’ll be damned if I’ll let her decide
Maybe I… oughta get back up and ride

             

             It’s just so hard; to let it go…
             cause what might have been is something you will never know…
             Once you let it go

 

I’ve had this dream, everyday since I was four
But I’m growing tired of all these slamming doors
Hard work and hope, like chasing smoke
Now I’m full of doubt and almost broke
It just ain’t worth all this pain I’m in
I guess all of those who told me no, they’re gonna win

 

CHORUS

Maybe I… oughta think this over
Maybe I… oughta give it one more try
Cause I still have this passion and I still have my pride
And it don't seem right lettin someone else decide
Maybe I… oughta get back up and ride
Maybe I… oughta get back up and ride


 

On This Bridge

Too young to buy a beer,  too young to be a man
But old enough to raise that rifle, they put in my hand
I saw brothers die beside me, and I killed when I was told
Now I live with all those memories like shrapnel in my soul

           

            CHORUS

            I can hear the water rushing in the darkness down below
            From a train off in the distance I hear that lonesome whistle blow
            I want to fly away, cause I’m sinking like a stone
            Tonight I’m out here on this bridge alone
            Out here walking on this bridge alone

 

The VA try to help me, they say they understand
But every day I walk away, I’m still a broken man

This war just seems to take it’s time, to get it’s killin done
Reaching past the battlefield, to where that lost and lonely river runs

             REPEAT CHORUS

Leaders live for legacy, soldiers die for pride
It’s hard to keep on living when something dies inside
Why do those who have the most to gain, always seem to lose the least
When will they stop believing that war… is a road to peace

 

            REPEAT CHORUS

            Give me the strength to keep on walking… off this bridge and on back home              


Good Karma

I have seen abundance in this universe
But things here in my little world keep getting worse
Some times it seems like good deeds are all I do
Well I think it’s time for me to receive some too
            Oh where is that abundance that’s been promised me
            Perhaps this karma ain’t what it’s cracked up to be

CHORUS

            I’m waiting for Good Karma to come to me
            Up until now I’ve been waiting patiently
            I think its time for God to step up and take care of me
            I am waiting for Good Karma to come… come to me

 

I gave a buck to some guy sleeping on the street
I’ve learned to tolerate all those that hear a different beat
I took to heart all that Al Gore had to say
I only drive my hummer every other day
            What’s a guy supposed to do to get ahead?
            I want my good deeds paying off before I’m dead

 REPEAT CHORUS

             Have I got it wrong, is there something I don’t know
            I thought this whole good karma thing was quid pro quo

 LAST CHORUS

                I’m waiting for Good Karma to come to me
            Up until now I’ve been waiting patiently
            I think its time for God to pick my numbers in the lottery
            I am waiting for Good Karma to come… come to me


Lonely Tonight

Lovers walking, hand in hand
Friends are laughing, making plans
And in the darkness of a hotel room, two lovers will see the light
I walk back home, and step inside
Fast Food dinner and a TV guide
Am I the only, one who’s lonely, tonight

 

Memories, of you and me
Late at night, that’s all I see
Looking back, the world just seemed so right
But sometimes love, just slips away
It gets so hard to make love stay
Am I the only one who’s lonely tonight

 

               BRIDGE

               There must be someone, somewhere out there, feeling just like me
               Some one who’s drifting, all alone with just their memories

 

Sad country songs, that’s all I hear
The future is dim, but the past is clear
But I know that time will somehow make me feel all right
This too shall pass, that’s what they say
Things will get better, just not today
Am I the only, one who’s lonely, tonight 

              

               BREAK

               REPEAT BRIDGE and LAST VERSE


So It Goes

Alarm clock, still dark, Rooster crows
Get clean, caffeine comatose
Counting down the minutes till the whistle blows
Wonder why I live out here where the cold wind blows

Doors that open, Doors that close
Too few yeses and too many no’s
Everybody wondering where this road goes
Bozo on the radio says he knows
Sometimes the righteous seeds you sow
Is not all your garden grows

              Chorus

                       So it goes
                       The world turns and the river flows
                       You cannot change… what you don’t oppose
                       You live and die…so it goes

 

Broken Promises, Broken nose
Broken Hearts from a wasted rose
Judges judge on all those TV shows
And call it entertainment for all us 6 pak Joes

Poor man struggles while the rich man grows
When that disappears then hell just froze
You believe in things or you just suppose
The devil truly lives in a mind that’s closed
Sometimes the righteous seeds you sow
Is not all your garden grows

           REPEAT Chorus

BRIDGE

Things not taught but will be learned, the narrow minded struggle when the tables turn
Blind believers will be deceived, if they won’t doubt, all that they believe

Blind by greed as the fire rose
Now we’re standing on the roof with a garden hose
Hope fades, desperation grows
Chasin dreams down these rabbit holes
Sometimes the righteous seeds you sow
Is not all your garden grows

         Repeat Chorus

repeat 1st verse….

 


Celebrity

Dreamin and driftin like dust in the wind
The good life was a night club that I couldn’t get in
Just when I had given up finding my true destiny
I came across an avocation, made up just for me…

 

CHORUS

I want to be a celebrity, I want the whole wide world to look at me
Unearned fame is my career, so shine that spotlight over here
I want to be a celebrity, I got an ego as big as an SUV
It’s not about you, it’s all about me
I want to be a celebrity

 

I got a dog in my pocket as big as a rat,
Wait until the paparazzi gets a load of that
I’ll get addicted to something, like sex, drugs or food,
Then act like an ass in a very bad mood
2 weeks of rehab and I’m back on the street
My fans will chase me down like dogs chasin meat

CHORUS

 

I’ll get an entourage to follow me around
We’ll be best friends forever, or until I go down
I’ll twitter & blog spread my opinions around
As if what I say is something profound
Then maybe some babies, yeah that’s what I need
Babies seem to make the best accessories

 

CHORUS


 

All That You Once Were

Your hands, hold the history
Of generations you’ve embraced

The stories of your life
Are in the lines etched on your face

But time is stealing memories, as your past begins to blur
But I can still remember, all that you once were

 

Someone who just met you
Simply could not know

The passion of your quiet love
As you watched your children grow
Quiet anonymity, was the path that you preferred
But I will always know, all that you once were

 

              Fathers and mothers, husbands and wives
              The beauty of the spirit, can be found in simple lives

 

Every lesson that I’ve learned from you
Is like a pallet full of paint
Be slow to judge, try first to love

The love without restraint
But as I paint my picture one thing I know for sure

I can’t hold a candle, to all that you once were
No I can’t hold a candle, to all that you once were

 


The Magic of the Mind

Everyone can wonder, and everyone can dream
Everyone can wish for all they've heard but never seen
Those who realize their dreams of all they hope to find
Are those who know the secrets in the Magic of the Mind

All the wise ones of the world, are just like you and me
Hemingway or Gershwin, Picasso or Curie
Einstein solved the mysteries of earth and space and time
They lived their lives believing in the Magic of the Mind

    Oh let your imagination, take you anywhere you want to go
    No there are no limitations to all that the mind has to show
    Let the magic of the mind help you grow

What makes a woman successful, what makes a brave man bold
What is it that controls the heart, and makes the young ones old
Every question, that's been raised, throughout the course of time
Has an answer that is hidden in the Magic of the Mind
And you can find it by believing in the Magic of the Mind

 


The Power of Fear

Under their power, under their thumb
The illusion of security, keeps you comfortably numb
The more you fear, the less you think
It makes it easier for everyone to drink that drink

    Power in a gun, power in a fist
    Power in a word and power in a kiss
    Listen to the message behind the words your hear
    From those who seek this path to power, preaching words of fear

        They see shadows in the darkness and terror on the wind
        They see evil in the hearts of anyone who’s not like them
        When they control what you believe, their path is clear
        They control the power, through the power of fear

Power is addictive, to all of those who seek it
Once you get it, all you do is done, so you can keep it
When you believe that a threat is always  near
You become a victim, to the politics of fear

    Power in a gun, power in a fist
    Power in a word and power in a kiss
    Listen to the message behind the words your hear
    From those who seek this path to power, preaching words of fear

        They see shadows in the darkness and terror on the wind
        They see evil in the hearts of anyone who’s not like them
        When they control what you believe, their path is clear
        They control the power, through the power of fear


Tank of Gas

Angry words have all been spoken
The ties that bind have all been broken
Love started strong, but didn’t really end so well
Neither one left standing, at the closing bell

Who’s to blame, oh I ain’t saying
That’s a losing game, that I ain’t playing
Sometime, somewhere, we’ll hear someone play that certain song
Maybe then we’ll know,  ahhh  what we did wrong

CHORUS

Got a broken heart and a full tank of gas
An open road, leading from my past
I don’t know how long either one is gonna last
This broken heart… or this tank of gas

Got a hundred bucks, and a credit card
Everything I own, stuck inside this little car
My old guitar and my best friend, a dog named Jack
No review mirrors, ahh we ain’t lookin back  

REPEAT CHORUS

One by one, the miles roll beneath my wheels
There ain’t nothin that the road can’t heal

REPEAT CHORUS
 


Why aren’t you Blue?

You gave up on our future, wasted our past
The dreams of the desperate never  last
All that we had is now all but through
So tell me  why, why aren’t you blue

I saw you last night, out on the town
You’re looking up while I’m sinking down
You’ve already moved on to something brand new
So tell me why, why aren’t you blue

    I guess that I thought you would hurt just a little
    Shed a tear for the good times we had
    But you’re out there looking as fit as a fiddle
    And I’m out there feeling so bad

I thought of you when I heard that song
But I guess you’ve forgotten, that didn’t take long
You’re out there wearing your new dancing shoes
So tell me why, why aren’t you blue