The Gleam II
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    Tear Down the House

    Tear Down the House

    Tear down the house
    That I grew up in
    Iíll never be the same again
    Take everything that Iíve collected
    And throw it in a pile

    Bulldoze the woods
    That I ran through
    Carry the pictures of me and you
    I have no memory of who I once was
    And I donít remember your name

    Park the old car
    That I love the best
    (The) inspections due and it wonít pass the test
    Itís funny how I have to put it to rest
    And how one day I will join it

    I remember crying over you
    And I donít mean like a couple of tears
    And then Iím blue
    Iím talkiní about collapsing
    And screaming at the moon
    But Iím a better man
    For having gone through it
    Yes, Iím a better man
    For having gone through

    Ever since I learned how to curse
    Iíve been using those sorry old words
    But, Iím talkiní to these children
    And Iím keeping it clean
    I donít need those words
    To say what I mean
    No, I donít need those words
    To say what I mean

    Tear down the house
    That I grew up in
    Iíll never be the same again
    Take everything that I used to own
    And burn it in a pile

    And, bulldoze the woods
    That I ran through
    Carry the pictures of me and you
    I have no memory of who I once was
    And I donít remember your name
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    Murder in the City

    Murder in the City

    If I get murdered in the city
    Donít go revengin in my name
    One person dead from such is plenty
    No need to go get locked away

    When I leave your arms
    The things that I think of
    No need to get over alarmed
    Iím comin home

    I wonder which brother is better
    Which one our parents love the most
    I sure did get in lots of trouble
    They seemed to let the other go

    A tear fell from my fatherís eyes
    I wondered what my dad would say
    He said I love you
    And Iím proud of you both, in so many different ways

    If I get murdered in the city
    Go read the letter in my desk
    Donít worry with all my belongings
    But pay attention to the list

    Make sure my sister knows I loved her
    Make sure my mother knows the same
    Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
    Like the love that let us share our name
    Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
    Like the love that let us share our name
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    Bella Donna

    Bella Donna

    Baby, I asked you not to keep me waiting
    I told you not to keep me waiting
    Now the afternoon is fading on

    Donna, Bella Donna have you seen me
    And have you ever really seen me
    Like I want for you to see me now

    Lonesome, like you were when you were sixteen
    When maybe even if I werenít listening
    Did I help when I was kissing you

    Donna, Bella Donna are you listening
    And were you ever really listening
    Like I want for you to listen now
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    The Greatest Sum

    The Greatest Sum

    Listen, who I used to be
    Donít matter much at all to me.
    To pin you down, to plant your feetís
    a far cry from my destiny

    Not even the clouds,
    Not even the past,
    Not even the hands of God
    could hold back from you

    Dark and lonely is the ride,
    the devil always by my side.
    Though no match for what lies between
    the thought of you,
    your trust for me

    Not even the sun,
    A bullet from a gun,
    No, nothing that this world could bring or
    Anything someone could do
    Could hold me back from you

    No can of gold placed in my hand,
    the largest find,
    the greatest sum.
    Though some would say
    Itíd ease our pain,
    We know that it canít be done

    Not even the sun,
    Not even the clouds.
    Not even the past,
    No, nothing that this world can bring or anything someone can do,
    Could hold me back from you.
    Could hold me back from you.
    Could hold me back from you
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    Black, Blue

    Black, Blue

    Nobody will call
    Not as long as I keep my phone off the line
    Not as long as I keep my voice down inside of my mouth
    But itís getting harder to hide
    And the brightness of the colors makes it hard to describe
    And the voices that seem to come from all sides
    Make it hard to decide

    Black, blue, her, you

    I know a woman who said
    ĎOh if I could just turn back the clock
    When I was still scared and my hair was still dark
    And my hands were clean
    But now all my choices are spent
    And the men that Iíve known, they donít know what I meant
    And Cupidís arrow is backwards and bent
    When itís flying for meí

    Black, blue, her, you
    White, green, him, me

    Nobody will say
    Oh what a fine upstanding man
    With his ducks in a row, and his fifty-year-plan
    Complete with an ending
    But itís getting harder to see
    And the time between daylight seems longer to me
    And the person I am, and the person Iíll be
    Refuse to meet

    Black, blue, her, you
    White, green, him, me
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    St. Joseph's

    St. Joseph's

    We spent the night at St. Josephís
    Shaking and shivering in fever
    Nurses and criminals before us
    I will stay here with youÖmy love

    We sat at Lake Junaluska
    And cried over where we would wed
    If itís this place or any other
    Itís not where I amÖitís who Iím with

    News came of a child
    Born unto a world
    Of people, demented and wild
    I will be here for youÖmy love

    What was our reason for fighting
    Selfish and centered at best
    I give up on trying
    To understand why we were blessed

    Weíll spend the night atÖSt. Josephís
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    Souls Like the Wheels

    Souls Like the Wheels

    Souls like the wheels
    Turning, taking us with wind at our heels
    Burning(?), making us decide
    On what we are giving
    Change this way of living

    One little song
    Give me strength
    To leave the side and the wrong
    Buried safely in the past
    Where Iíve been livinga lie
    But Iím forgiving

    Let me go, let me go
    Let me go

    One little girl, bring me
    Light from where I thought it was dark
    Be the spark that has a chance to
    Light the candle
    Love, that I can handle

    Let me go, let me go
    Let me go, let me go
    Let me go, let me go
    Let me go, let me go

    Souls like the wings
    Spreading out
    Away from bad memories
    Make us capable of taking off and landing
    Alive with understanding

    Let me go, let me go
    Let me go, let me go
    Let me go, let me go
    Let me go