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VIDEOS:

LYRICS:

1. Burned By The Sun
When I was young there was nothing more I liked
Than being outdoors
Out in the sun with the warmth of the rays on my face
I could stay forever more

So I stayed out much too long
And that’s where things all went wrong
For I was burned, I was burned by the sun!

How could it be that this source of light in my life
Could one day hurt me?
So I applied what I learned to the world
That in my eyes would soon desert me

And now friends they find me aloof
But if they want I have an excuse
Back in my youth, I was burned by the sun!

And then one day the sun went away
And the skies around me turned gray
I thought then I’ll start again
And the dark will be my best friend From now until the end!

Now I have learned
To keep my face and skin hid during day light
The sun makes the skin on my face peel away
And I look like a monster from the night
So if you see me alone and undone
Late at night in the company of none
No one said life was meant to be fun
When you’re burned by the sun!

And then one day the sun showed its face
And I wasn’t in my hiding place
I thought then I’ll start again
And the sun and I will be friends
From now until the end!

So like before I stayed outside
Until the sun, it tanned my hide!
I never learn, so once again
I’m burned by the sun!

2. Under The Stars
Under the stars I’ll find you
Under the stars I know
Under the stars I’ll find you
Tonight I can not make it on my own
Out on the town this evening
I had a little bit too much, I know
So I’ve got to find you this evening
Tonight I am unable to drive home
The stars in the sky they did tell me
That they head you begging for more
While I’m stuck alone at this party
As you’re having fun behind closed doors
I fall and pass out on the floor!

3. Barfly
Night after restless night
Try hard as I might
But from home I take flight
To where the world is still, the world is still alright
Down the street there is a bar
Where I see all my friends
Who come from near and far
Where good times never end, where good times never end

Chorus

I’m nothing more and I am nothing less
But when you met me you ranked me with the best
But now we recognize, I’m only a big barfly
I’m glad I met someone like you
The closest thing I’ve known to love that is true blue
For which I thank the Lord for bringing me to you
But as we both lay down to sleep
I can’t sleep though I try
Cuz my thoughts are at the bar
Where everyone’s having fun
Where I want to be tonight!

Repeat Chorus

I’m not happy cooped up in here
Though I enjoy having you near
But to lose joy in one’s life
Would be a lousy thing my dear
So let’s go and grab a beer
It’s not that we have to get drunk
I just want to see my friends
And dance to soul and funk!
And even rock or rap
Or a song that might bring a tear to my eyes
Whatever! Bring it by!
Cuz I’m a big barfly!

4. Delusions of Grandeur
My generation of kids were reared on TV
All the while watching thinking that there should be me
And who were our heroes? Media stars…
And with those ideals
we strove to get real far
I heard it said, I think it was on TV
That dreams turn into regrets in maturity
With that ammunition we seek out our day
And long to be heard without a lot to say, without a whole lot to say
The world opens up and proceeds to take us in
And all that we’re told to survive is just to win
So in this state who can say for sure
If we’re misguided by delusions of granduer
Because deep in our hearts we’re convinced we’re doing fine
As we contribute to the world’s steady decline
But what does one say since there’s a strange sort of allure
Getting ourselves caught up in some actions so impure
For our survival to be assured, we need our delusions of grandeur!
We’re not born bad it’s just how things turn out
It’s not happy or sad it’s what history’s all about
But we must avoid waking up with regret
Our fast moving world is fast to forget
What does one say? There’s a rusty allure
Being caught between life and delusions of grandeur
Delusions of grandeur

5. It’s A Fire!
There’s a fire that must be quenched
Right now, not later
If something isn’t done
It’ll turn into something much greater
So darling collaborate
It is a matter that just can not wait
It is a fire!
So darling collaborate
Now this fire inside of me
It is burning, it’s consuming
In our age of hypocrisy
It is honest and it is human
So let’s let down our guard
There’s no use in keeping it hard
It is a fire!
It is a fire!
The time has clearly come
You’ve proven that you’re number one!
It is a fire!
There was a fire…
So come lay your head on my chest
The fire’s gone it’s extinguished
But like a few moments before
We spoke French
We’re now back to English
But as we both have learned
With a spark there soon will burn
A fire!
And as for you my friend
You’re more than a means to an end
You’ll put out my fire again!

6. Leave It At That
We see each other every now and then
And we’re both less and we’re both more than friends
Still we both know where we’re both at
And we must both leave it at that
I think of you from time to time
And when it’s time I know you’re mine all mine
Still we both know where we’re both at
And we must both leave it at that
Yet when you’re in my arms I see
There’s no place on earth we’d rather be
And we both know as we say good bye
Our secret bond’s too strong die
One day will come in a year or two
When once again I’ll find myself holding you
And we’ll both know where we’ll be at
And we will both leave it at that
And we will both leave it at that

7. When Lovers Get Bored
You ask me why
I did what I did
I turn a blind eye
I feel just like a kid
Who can honestly say
Why lovers do what they do?
When things aren’t really that bad
But thrilling is also untrue
I look left and I look right
Then dart my eyes to the floor
But when I look up I say
I did it because I was bored!
And then I notice this will
Surging somewhere within me
It won’t let me lie tonight
It wants us to speak frankly
If things were a little more fun
If sex had a little more zing
We wouldn’t have to stray too far
To make the nights more exciting!
Or maybe we’ve been together
Too long, or does it seem,
The flames that once burned there
Have gone the way of our dreams?
Our dreams were all we could see
Our dreams of just you and me
But dreams can seemingly end
When you try to sleep with each other’s friends!
So if I catch you alone
Sneaking around the back door
I won’t get mad cuz I know
What lovers can do when they’re bored!
So let’s not throw it away
Let’s not set the old dreams on fire
Let’s vow to have fun again
Keep going and never get tired!
To keep our love in good health
We must make it fun I implore
Because there’s nothing more sad
More sad than when two…two lovers get bored!

8. Could This Be Our Time?
I came out here with a crazy dream
That I’d do real well and in a short while
I’d be playing bars and playing clubs
And life would see me smile
They would like my songs, respect my words
And want me for my brain
But my expectations changed
So I got a job working long hours
For little pay so some prick could get rich
No time to spare for life
It seems it’s how our culture is
So how does one keep life in sight
With time slipping away?
No time to live, it’s all for work, day after day!
Yet life plays itself out as I’dsee
And unexpectedly I’d find myelf alive
And still feeling fine
Could this be our time?
Could this really be?
Are our lessons done?
What’s there left for us to learn?
Give us a chance to survive
After all this being burned!
After all this being burned!
Now we worry that it’s obvious looking at us
That we’re not twenty-one
But if we believe all we’ve been told
We’d never see the sun!
Not that I’ve even seen it yet
I’ve only seen the rain
And countless times I’d sit and pray
That it would go away!
And life played itself out as I’d see
How unexpectedly we find ourselves alive
And still feeling fine
Could this be our time?
Could this really be our time?

9. The Street
Walking on my own
I turned while heading home
And before I reached my place
I saw a pretty face
I saw your pretty face
I almost fell to my feet
What I’d found there in the street!
I should have been more discreet
I couldn’t help my heart beat
The promise in your eyes was too sweet
As it goes if I remember right
I took you home and we made out all night
Is there a chance or a possibility?
For us to meet far away from the street…
Far away, far away, far away from the street
Far away, far away, far away from the street
So to the street I’ve been back every night
Searching for more than another thrill ride
But why do I fear that maybe something is wrong
Like you and I maybe we just don’t belong
We don’t belong!!!!
And then you say “what do we have
Our future was that night!
So let go of my hand,
Be careful cuz I bite!
Only a fool cannot see
That one and one aren’t three
And now, good luck in the street!”

10. These Words With You
Fires or floods could never drown or burn
Storms and earthquakes only keep it firm
Mmmm…
Barren deserts won’t keep it away
The more the trials the more I swear it stays
Oh…
As I sit to write this song
I feel my instincts aren’t wrong
The world is a witness to these words
Words I know that you haven’t heard
Mmmm…mmmm
Mountains and glaciers may fall apart
And when the world does end we two will start
Oh…
I am searching for the words
To say what I know you haven’t heard
The world is a witness cause it’s true
I only want to share these words with…you..
With you
I just want to say I love you

11. If I Should Ever Forget
If I should ever forget
This night we had
When we found ourselves alone
What’d be there to remember?
If I can not hold on
To the sweetest thing I’ve known
To ever forget is impossible
Your memory I’ll treasure and love
Has set a new standard
Against which the world
Could never measure up
So with the sunrise we go back to our lives
But life is new because we had last night
And if we slip and let ourselves forget
One thing’s for sure this can’t become regret…
So never forget because by chance
We’ll meet and then things will be fine
If we only remember
To never forget
We can have another time
So with the sunrise we go back to our lives
But life is new because we had last night
And if we slip and let ourselves forget
One thing’s for sure this can’t become regret…
So never forget because by chance
We’ll meet and then things will be fine
If we only remember
To never forget
We can have another time
So never forget
And we’ll have another time
Never forget
If you want another time
Never forget
And we’ll have another time!

12. Nostalgia
Last night we drove and you showed me this ring
From one before, who had made your heart sing
You say there’s nothing more
But I can read your mind
So why am I still here
What do I expect to find?
When I look at you
There’s a clue you can’t disguise
That’s when you speak of him
You got nostalgia in your eyes
I ask you what you think, I’ve seen that look before
You say it’s you not me, I don’t need to hear more
Sometime ago I know
I would have sunk so low,
I’d have been destroyed
But that can’t do no more
Experience and time
Have made me realize
That when you speak of him
You got nostalgia in your eyes
Nostalgia in your eyes!
Experience and time
Have made it clear to see
That one more disillusion
Shouldn’t make one unhappy
So I think I’ll bow out
And keep integrity
The expression that you wear
Is nothing new to me
Experience and time
Have made me realize
That when I look at you
You got nostalgia in your eyes
When I look at you
There’s a clue you can’t disguise
For when you speak of him
You got nostalgia in your eyes
Nostalgia in your eyes
Nostalgia in your eyes
Nostalgia in your eyes!

13. Wind Up A Song
For the past couple of weeks
I thought this could be something new
That doesn’t happen much
But when it does it feels so good and true
The days all brightened up a bit
But I kept myself somewhat in check
Still letting myself go
But aware of a potential wreck
Yet soon enough it became obvious
By the way that we both got along
That this would only be a moment
A moment bound to wind up a song
So maybe there was something more
Or maybe there was nothing it all
It’s still much too soon to tell
But somehow I don’t feel bad at all
Somehow I don’t feel bad at all
So soon enough it became obvious
By the way that we both got along
That this would only be a moment
A moment bound to wind up a song
So maybe there was something more
Or maybe there was nothing at all
It’s still much too soon to tell
But somehow I don’t feel bad at all
Somehow I don’t feel bad at all…

14. Rust
When I was a young boy
I had a very good friend
The kind that was always around
The kind that stays till the end
Happily I’d hurry home
So excited for the time
I’d have to spend with my friend
This most loyal friend of mine
Then we went on this trip
And my family flew in the sky
To a place far away
Where we’d have the time of our lives
But we came home and found
That he’d somehow got out
And in spite of my years
I cried “what’s this about?”
How can joy fall apart and a dream turned to dust
Ever since that day my world’s been slightly coated with rust
Then the years sped on by
And my memories they all turned cold
All I could then focus on
Was how fast we get old
And how quickly we learn
To look back and long
For summers that never were
Or a thought I’d heard in a song
Then I thought to myself
I should be happy that I’m alive
Got my health, still got time
And I think I’ve led a good life
But I can not help think sometimes when I’m alone
Of my friend who had gone and left me all on my own
How my joy fell apart and a dream turned to dust
Ever since that day my world’s been slightly coated with rust

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