Redfish Bluefish by Redfish Bluefish


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Losing Ground

Look what I've done
With all that I've got
What I've become
It's all that I'm not
Out of the fuel to believe
Stuck in the fires of defeat
Just like the boy in the clouds
I'm losing ground
 
Smothered in dreams
I come up for air
bursting my seams
a rip in the tear
Out of the steam to go on
Sitting on top of the kill
Stabbed by the point of it all 
I'm losing ground
 
Helpless and tired
but deadly awake
Given the odds,
I'll get what I take
Riding the coattails of dreams
Losing my grip on the sleeve
Just like that boy in the clouds
I'm losing ground
 
Telling the tale thatÕs been told
stuck on rewind and repeat
Winning the pot and the gold
But losing ground
 
 


Carried Home

Now my hands aren't holding
And I'm out of possession
Watch me cast my luck out
See me reel nothing in
 
my destination is to be carried home
just like a baby, I wanna be carried home
it's so easy, carry me home
 
Now my fingers curl up
And I look through fire
And I really miss things
And I really want them
 
my destination is to be carried home
just like a baby, I wanna be carried home
it's so easy, carry me home
 
    Nobody wants you when you're all alone
    They never trust you if you've got no home
    And then they judge you by what things you own
    Then they forget you and you're on your own
 
 


Before They Bend

Yesterday's letters in the fireplace
Often read but never understood
Lost among the ashes were the words I wrote
Words I wrote, but couldn't send
Some things break before they bend
 
Now I'm standing in between the fences
Watching as my loyalties divide
Fighting with my only real protection
But with no pride to defend
I just might break before I bend
 
Time is unforgiving on the body
Love can show no mercy on the soul
Both of them keep changing me forever
Just how much all depends
'cause some things break before they bend
 
Yesterday's letters in the fireplace
Burning up but I'm not getting warm
I can see the truth go flying up in embers
And I can't lie, I can't pretend 
that I won't break before I bend
 
 


Black And Blue

Was it your intention, 
living a statistic?
One of every five,
Is this how you planned it? You're busted up again.
 
Don't you want to leave him?
Move in with your sister,
Don't you want to go?
All you're holding on to will get you in the end,
 
        So rise above
        What you call love is killing you
        You're black & blue
 
Every time you see him,
Somewhere in your mind,
You think of how he touched you,
You can feel him touch you before the taste of blood
 
        With all his charm and all his heart
        He pulled you through 
        the black & blue
 
And when you think it's over 
wishing that you were stronger 
and all you feel is lonely
 
    So rise above
    It's only love
    It's killing you 
    You're black & blue
    So take what you know
    And just let go 
    It's killing you
    You're  black & blue
 
 


Wheels

I must have left my mind
In seat 13B,
Or there's a voice inside
making fun of me
Or there's too much dope
in the line you feed
But there ain't no way
I could go that speed
 
My wheels are down to rims
My rims are wearing thin
 
And we make good time
when we make believe
That there ain't no signs
But don't kid yourself
'Cause your only hope
is to ride with me 
and I'm half alive
and I'm down to rims
 
We've been riding rims, and theyÕre wearing thin
 
 


When It Was Over

for p.j.
 
When it was over, I was so sad and I cried 
Vanished forever, right in front of my very eyes
Each time I see it I have to ask myself
Each time I see it, I ask myself
'Will I wake up this time?'
 
I saw it fade from her eyes
It speaks so easy, but tragedy's mask never lies
Each time I feel I have to ask myself
Each time I feel it, I ask myself
'Will I wake up this time'
 
Will I crumble from all this weight?
Will I break down from all this fear?
from what I see in my mind, will I wake up this time?
 
 


Get You Back

I can't stand the way I'm feeling
I can't stand the way he looks at me
I can't give him what he's asking
If I don't know just what he wants from me
 
    I can't go outside tonight, I don't wanna leave you all alone
    You might mistake my bowling shoes for some dug-up, backyard bone
 
I can't stand the taste of rawhide
I can't stand the food for thought you eat
You can't drive and I won't take you
You bark too much and you slobber on the seat
 
    Now it's too late to get you back and the truth has been revealed
    Your whole world seems so man-eat-man and my wounds have never healed
 
A sight or smell, your reaction follows, 
Your rational is just somewhat incomplete . . .
    
    Now it's too late to get you back and I feel a little strange
    You were just a tiny ball, then you were physically deranged
    But I loved ya . . .
 
 


World Away

I need more than temporary things,
I believed in you when we were friends
Until you left me here without a fucking clue
 
    But something happened yesterday
    It must have made me feel this way
    You  just threw my world away
 
All dressed up with nowhere left to stay
I let you in but still you found a way
To make me seem a demon in the end
 
    But please don't think of me that way
    You might need my help one day
    But you just threw my world away
 
and I completely trusted you, and you just threw my world away
 
 


Say What You Want

Lift up your head, you've been sleeping in the mud again
Rise from your bed, you've been thinking too long
And you know that itÕs easy to lose when you're already losing
Yes it's easy to lose, and it's hard to be lost alone
Cause then you're confused and you start thinking too long
but you know it's just you and your mind out driving in circles
 
Why can't you say what you want
You've got no reason to lie
You've got no greed in your eye
so why can't you say what you want
 
Half of your heart still believes that you'll love again
And half of your head thinks you'll always be lost alone
and it's making it hard to believe which part to believe in
 
 


Your Addiction

You lost your will again
Your body's champion
You can't find anyone to help you up again
 
You've felt this way before 
You've felt it wanting more
You'd go through hell before you'd try another door
 
But as you sift through grains of miles of empty sands,
You realize how small you are
    It's your addiction and you against the world
 
You've been down here before
Through this revolving door,
You know which way to go to bring you home again
 
but still you play with fire inside your tinder house
and realize how small you are
    It's your addiction and you against the world
 
and now you watch the fall from heaven's golden star
and realize how small you are
    And you with your addiction
    It's your addiction and you against the world
 
 


In My Reach

I'm elated, I'm weak in the knees
You turned fire into the big freeze
 
Wintertime in the middle of July I'm feeling frostbite
From the blizzard in my eyes I've nearly lost sight
Of everything that happened while you were in my reach
 
I'm bewildered, for lack of a better word
That's the only one I heard
 
Summer's here now but I didn't feel the heat, I felt the shivers
The trembling that a cold love delivers 
And I don't know what happened while you were in my reach
 
I used to think that you and I . . .
I thought we were totally compatible, simply incomparable,
invincible, incredible, 
it's unbelievable that I played such a fool, 
but Autumn came,
It blew me right away but took you with me, 
and I swear right to this day that I'd be satisfied 
if nothing ever happened,
while you were in my reach
 


All songs: words and music by Geoff Pearlman.

All songs Copyright 1999 Easy Walkers Music (BMI). All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.