Dead End Streets

by The Ducky Boys

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released 31 May 2013

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Track Name: You Don't Wanna Know Me
Answer. Babe, won’t you answer?
You went out dancing
You went out dancing
You’re a wild one
You’re such a wild one
I’ve got no time for games and mixed signals

You said you cared but that’s a lie
I’d rather just lay down and die

Reaction
You want some action
Here’s a reaction
Here’s your reaction
I’m a time bomb
I’m such a time bomb
You’re a distraction
Just a distraction

You said you cared but that’s a lie
You’re nothing but a waste of time
You said you cared but that’s a lie
I’d rather just lay down and die

Die for
You said you’d die for
Me if I asked you
I never asked you
Then you walked out
You took a walk out
I took a nose dive
It took a long time

You said you cared but that’s a lie
You’re nothing but a waste of time
You said you cared but that’s a lie
I’d rather just lay down and die
Track Name: Enough of My Time
My parasite
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted enough of my time and life

You’re a hard one to please
Turning quick to jealousy
One day a friend and next a foe
That just won’t work no more

My parasite
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted enough of my time and life

You take what you need
Treating people like commodities
You went and drained my soul
But you ain’t got the best of me
No

My parasite
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted enough of my time and life

You’ve stepped back but I know you’re there
You could come out from anywhere
Your pride is hurt
And your dignity
Won’t you just stay away from me?

My parasite
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted
You’ve wasted enough of my time and life
Track Name: Nothin' About You
It’s easy to forget a lover
If it’s just for one night
But we were made for each other
Until you slashed its throat in the night

Baby, I saw you last night
Baby, I saw you last night

I see you tried so hard to hang on
To all the right friends to know
You want to have your cake and eat it too
Chew it slow or you’ll choke

Baby, I saw you last night
Baby, I saw you last night
And even though I know down deep I’ll always love you
There’s nothing about you I like

You’re so vain
You think that it’s all about you
Don’t you?

Baby, I saw you last night
Baby, I saw you last night
And even though I know down deep I’ll always love you
There’s nothing about you I like
There’s nothing about you I like
And even though I know down deep I’ll always love you
There’s nothing about you I like
Track Name: Disappear
I’ve been thinking of all those ways that you keep yourself apart
I’ve been counting up all the things that won’t ever mean enough
If there’s any way that you could let yourself start over, start over
Is there anyone or any world that’d make you feel home tonight?
But it was never enough
Not after all you’ve been put through
We’d do everything right just to get it all wrong
And you see love as a cost because some broken guy hurt you
It’s to be sold at a loss if you can get it at all

So go get it
Just walk away and I’ll forget about you
Into the shade
Away from the moonlight
We’ll disappear
Not much to say
I was never good at these things
You never cared much for goodbyes
Let’s give this up for the good life
We’ll disappear

If it helps, burn both copies of that one picture we took
That way nothing stays forever fixed or permanent
If this has gone on too long, it’s ‘cause I put you above me
You’re from a broken mold
I’m from a broken home
I should have told you to run
I never asked you to love me
I’ve got no time for the cause, because you gave me my own

That’s living
Just walk away and I’ll forget about you
Into the shade
Away from the moonlight
We’ll disappear
Not much to say
I was never good at these things
You never cared much for goodbyes
Let’s give this up for the good life
We’ll disappear
Track Name: Live Forever
I want to reach back
For something that is gone
Do you remember?
When we used to drive and sing along?
We can still live the good life now
We can still make it work somehow

Do you ever think back?
Back to ‘96
That dirty basement
And how we all loved it
And we’re all still out making noise
And we’re all searching for that voice

Do you remember being free and young?
I remember
Seventeen and in love with a song
I remember

All that’s come between us
I can live with it
All the wrong’s I’ve done
Still ain’t killed me yet
And I’m still searching for that voice
And I’m still sorting through the noise

Do you remember being free and young?
I remember
Seventeen and in love with a song
I remember
Do you remember being free and young?
I remember
Seventeen and in love with a song
I remember
We’ll live forever in the sound of a song
Track Name: The Time We're Given
Forty-seven years, he don’t keep count anymore
But it’s been twenty since he married, twenty five since his tour
And it’s been how long since that night in the rain?
Spent protesting the debates until the candidates leave
Strikes a nice balance between science and signs
Back then he carried all her books, knew he’d be with her for life
And some they play along knowing that they’ll never win
But they can’t put out a fire because they’re jealous of it

We got a lot of soul
The time we’re given’s not enough for my story

Count up all those years you won’t learn what lies in store
But knowing nothing lasts forever makes things just matter more
He said “come on, son, here we drift like the leaves”
When those dark clouds start billowing up, we stand up, we say

We’ve got a lot of soul
The time we’re given’s not enough for my story
Track Name: I Was Intoxicated
They knew my name at the bar
And down at the liquor store
They just wanted my money
But I guess I gave a whole lot more
Now I’m learning that there’s so much more to life
I can’t change what’s gone down
But I’ll keep heading toward the light
I gave so many years
And all I got is this drinking song

I was intoxicated
When I said I was forever yours
I was intoxicated
And I never meant a single word

Tonight I can’t say for sure if there’s someone I can trust
But I won’t climb in the bottle just to hide from what I got
I gave so many years
And this is all I got
I gave so many years
And all I got is this drinking song

I was intoxicated
When I said I was forever yours
I was intoxicated
And I never meant a single word
I was intoxicated
And I’m sorry if I let you down
I was intoxicated
I was thinking about another round

Tell me if there’s something real
Tell me if there’s something sure
Tell me if there’s something good
Or if there’s something pure

I was intoxicated
When I said I was forever yours
I was intoxicated
And I never meant a single word
I was intoxicated
And I’m sorry if I let you down
I was intoxicated
I was thinking about another round
Track Name: Dead End Streets
I wrote down the words that described my point of view
They resonated with some people that I never knew
They hit a wall when they went before your doubting eyes
Cut me and I’ll bleed and
If I don’t heal I will die

All the roads I’ve traveled down
Have led to dead end streets
All the roads I’ve traveled down
Have left me here with nothing I can believe

I’m the kind of guy that sees the worst in everyone
I wasn’t born that way
But I got there as the years went on
And I’m the kind of guy that sees the worst
In my own eyes
I can run my mouth
But I can’t outrun the lie

All the roads I’ve traveled down
Have led to dead end streets
All the roads I’ve traveled down
Have left me here with nothing I can believe

I read all the letters that you sent to me and the band
It’s reassuring that you can relate to this fool’s gold
It’s a lonely life I live
If my story helps you live
I don’t mind it being told

All the roads I’ve traveled down
Have led to dead end streets
All the roads I’ve traveled down
Have left me here wanting something I can believe
Something I can believe
Something I can believe
Something I can believe
Track Name: Kick
Hey, you
Yeah, all of you
Come to spell out your doctrine, come to carry us off
It’s you
It’s all of you
This is all your fault

There’s just too much to fight in this world
Dividing this world
To thrive in this world
There’s just too much to fight in this world for me

I’m through with all of you
The parlors and cold
It’s true
It’s nothing new
And it’s all my fault

There’s just too much to fight in this world
The violence this world abides is absurd
There’s just too much to fight in this world for me

I’m all alone
Hello. Are you there?
Axiologist’s throne
Dead philosopher’s stare
Hey, you
Yeah, all of you
Give me your gospel
Sell us your charms
Hey, you
Call all the troops
The other side’s gone hellbent on Sharia
Rise up
We’ll build anew
Father, carry our souls home
Track Name: The Gravest Generation
Break solidarity and force a change
Cut your face from the picture they’re painting
Those words weigh like stone in a flood of unknown
A bright horizon
A red dawn
An ivory state

The gravest generation
We’ll watch the walls burn down
There’s nothing calling us
There’s nothing guarding us
‘Cause you can’t count it up until you got it
There’s nothing for us
A rising chorus

Now for the moment all checkpoints look safe
Save for the warning found tacked to our gate
And the ringing remains of a distant air raid
That will remain ‘til the wind wipes the names from our graves

The great generation will watch the walls burn down
There’s nothing guarding us
There’s nothing stopping us
‘Cause what your family does lies between god and us
There’s nothing for us
A rising chorus
Track Name: The Advantage
Do you think you’ve pissed your life away?
Do you think you’ve pissed your life away?
You got nothing to do
Nothing to add
Nothing to say
It sounds like you’ve pissed your life away

But we go on and on and on and on
Marching to that tired, boring song

Do you think you’ve thrown your chance away?
Do you think you’ve thrown your chance away?
You got dealt a good hand
You got all the advantages
And nothing to say for it
It sounds like you’ve thrown your chance away

But we go on and on and on and on
Dancing to that tired, boring song

But we go on and on and on and on
Marching to that tired, boring song
But we go on and on and on and on
Dancing to that tired, boring song
Track Name: In the Scars
I could be your best friend
Or your worst enemy
I learned a lesson long ago
That there’s no one there for me
But me
I’m sorry if I took the offensive
But that is all I’ve known
Once you’re out you’re dead to me
And then I can carry on

Oh God, save me from the damage done

I got your name tattooed on me
And we shall never part
I got your name tattooed on me
In the scars that you gave my heart

Uptight
Now I’m doing alright
I guess that
I get why you’re gone
It’s too late
For any apologies
And that’s fine
They don’t matter at all

Oh God, save me from the damage done

You got my name tattooed on you
And we shall never part
You got my name tattooed on you
In the scars that I gave your heart

Oh God, save me from the damage done

I got your name tattooed on me
And we shall never part
I got your name tattooed on me
In the scars that you gave my heart
I got your name tattooed on me
It was there from the start
I got your name tattooed on me
In the scars that you gave my heart
Track Name: Damaged Goods
I never claimed to be a better man
I never claimed to be worth a damn
Honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see

I never really knew a thing of love
And now you tell me I can rise above
But, honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see

I’m sure you’d be a little better off
If I would disappear and let you walk
But, honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see

And who am I to think I’m worth your time?
Who am I to hold you back in life?
Honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see

I know there’s something wrong in my brain
I know there’s something wrong with me
But I’d still like to find myself
Find myself a way

Maybe I don’t know a thing on trust
Maybe I use my past as a crutch
But, honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see

And I could probably just straighten out
Get off your back and let you figure things out
But, honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see

That you see
Honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see
Honey, I’m just the damaged goods that you see
Track Name: Up Down & Wrong
I looked at the paper
What did it say?
What did it say?
Another local kid had died in a place so far away
It’s a fucked up world and we’re just a piece
Looking for peace
You think you’ve got it bad?
Then look overseas or across the street

We all stand up
We all fall down
And we all have times where things just all go wrong

I got up this morning and I went off to work
All for something to earn
Some day I’ll die and I’ll wish for those hours
And a second turn
I looked at the TV
There’s a war on the streets
All for something to eat
People had enough and they want a reprieve
And I want a reprieve

We all stand up
We all fall down
And we all have times where things just all go wrong
We all stand up
We all fall down
And we all have times where things just all go wrong

We all stand up
We all fall down
I won’t let you
I won’t let you down
By the grace of God go I
Track Name: 'Til the Wheels Fall Off
So long ago but it still feels like yesterday
I heard a song that gave my life a need change
It’s still here in my heart and in my head

Cuz we heard a calling and we answered it
And we held the course when they abandoned it
And we’re running til we drop
And there’s nothing that can change it

So much has changed before the tunnel of my eyes
New blood has come and gone because they couldn’t take the ride
We’ll stick around another day
Three chords and the truth are all we need

Cuz we heard a calling and we answered it
And we held the course when they abandoned it
And we’re running til we drop
And there’s nothing that can change it

Take to the underground
We are
We are

Cuz we heard a calling and we answered it
And we held the course when they abandoned it
And we’re running til we drop
And there’s nothing that can change it
And we’ll be standing when the game is through
And we will never abandon you
Cuz we’re running til we drop
For as long as you keep with us
Will you?
Will you?

Won’t you hand me that guitar?
I’ll strum you some chords
And tell you about the life I live
And you can sing along if you can relate
If you’re feeling the same way
If you’re thinking like me
Or you can pick up the guitar
And strum a few chords
And testify on how you live
And we’ll all sing along if we can relate
Cuz we’re all just human being
And we all think the same