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Alternative Lyrics

Book 3


Published by Tam Sturgeon at Smashwords


Copyright Tam Sturgeon 2018


This novel is entirely a work of fiction.

The names, characters and incidents portrayed within it are

the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to

actual persons, living or deceased, or any events

mentioned is entirely coincidental.


Tam Sturgeon asserts the moral right to

be identified as the author of this work.


Cover imagery courtesy of the author.

Cover design by Tam Sturgeon.

Copyright Tam Sturgeon 2018


Introduction


This is a collection of poetry inspired by the Canadian Rock Band, Nickelback. I have spent a while working on several Artist’s works, as seen in Book 2. The guys in this band are true Rock Stars, and I thought it would be nice to show them that they are appreciated, even if the Haters give them a hard time most days.

So, guys and gals, here is that collection, or homage, available for the first time, and I hope you are able to connect with some of the works within these pages. The words all come from different places, and my bipolar condition tries to write what the heart is feeling at the time. Without Nickelback, there would be no inspiration, so I thank them from the bottom of my bipolar heart for giving me, and us all, the songs they have written to which we become connected.

Thank you.


To CK, RP, MK and DA,

You rock my world, you lovely people, keep it up ... Respect x


Alone

(Inspired by Home by Nickelback)


I left it before, I couldn’t take it anymore

Should have known from the start that we’d part

So I’m back here alone, yeah, I’m back here alone

I couldn’t really see who you wanted me to be, so I tried but you lied then I cried

Now I’m sat here alone, yeah, I’m sat here alone

Oh, well, love’s this game you’re playing

Standing dead still while your world keeps changing

You won’t get any nearer, so you really couldn’t say it any clearer

That dream, you killed, leaves a gaping space that I once filled

It’s the place you’d rather be, is it cold there without me?


We’re watching it fall but we don’t seem to care at all

Now it’s right in my face, the disgrace

So you’re out there alone, they said you’re out there alone

I thought I could wait but now I fear it’s way too late

Then your voice, down the line, one last time

Says you’re out there alone, but you’re never alone

Oh, well, love’s this game you’re playing

Standing dead still while your world keeps changing

You won’t get any nearer, so you really couldn’t say it any clearer

That dream, you killed, leaves a gaping space that I once filled

It’s a place you’d rather be, is it cold there without me?


I tried to make you see, but you had little time for me

Now you know how I feel, this is real

So you’re sleeping alone, now there’s nobody home

Well, love’s this game you’re playing

Standing dead still while your world keeps changing

I won’t get any nearer, so I really couldn’t make it any clearer

That dream, you killed, leaves a gaping hole that I once filled

In the space you’d rather be, is it colder without me?


Amber Queen

(Inspired by Sister Sin by Nickelback)


Hell, I still cling to the thing I love most till we’re both flat out on the floor

And all this time I seem blind but you know I’ll still be reaching out for more

So, I’ll drink to the end and pretend that she’s not laying there in wait

Cuz we both know that I’ll lose if I try to stand up to her when I’m straight

Mmm, swaying slow, don’t I know, this is just the way we go

I love my mistress with a passion but it seems she don’t love me

I know, I shoulda been expecting that

She knows I’d fight her for a while, to keep her hidden in the dark

Oh, but she won’t stay there anymore


See, in this life that I lead she has been a way to touch another high

Well, Amber Queen, what we’ve seen, on my knees, but you’ll still help me up to fly

Mmm, swaying slow, don’t I know this is just the way to go

I love my mistress with a passion but it seems she don’t love me

I know, I shoulda been expecting that

She knows I’d fight her for a while, to keep her hidden in the dark

Oh, but she won’t stay there anymore


On the brink, standing proud, watch me sink another round

Catch me now, three drinks down, about to wash away this town

On the brink, standing proud, watch me sink another round

Catch me now, four drinks down, about to wash away this town


Watch me sink another round


About to wash away this town, about to wash away this town

I love my mistress with a passion but it seems she don’t love me

I know, I shoulda been expecting that

She knows I’ll fight her for a while, to keep her hidden in the dark

Oh, but she won’t stay there anymore

I love my mistress with a passion but it seems she don’t love me

I know, I shoulda been expecting that

She knows I’ll fight her for a while, to keep her hidden in the dark

Now she won’t stay there anymore


Chance

(Inspired by S.E.X by Nickelback)


This is where you need to be, drowning in this ecstasy

Come and join me, baby, let me give you a try

I would let you do the do, I wanna climb all over you

I’d love to catch your features while I’m sucking you dry

We’d be at it through the night, reaching heights of sheer delight

I can’t wait to get that high, so, come on, baby, touch the sky


That sphere of emotion, it could cause an explosion

But I’d take the chance, oh, I’d take the chance

If we made a connection, then we’d find it perfection

So I’d take the chance, yeah


I’d love to feel my tongue on you, the rushes I’d be going through

If you took it slowly you could scramble my mind

We could be the final score, the thing that we’re both looking for

I’ve always had this feeling we were two of a kind

We’d be at it through the night, reaching heights of sheer delight

I can’t wait to get that high, so, come on, baby, touch the sky


This sphere of emotion, it could cause a commotion

But I’d take the chance, oh, I’d take the chance

If we made a connection, we might find it perfection

So I’d take the chance, oh, yeah


Everything I Needed

(Inspired by Song on Fire by Nickelback)


You sang as we tumbled

And I couldn’t make it any better, stuck with it to the very letter

Now all we seem to do is move along

You watched as I floundered

Didn’t even think to want to save me, couldn’t find a single ounce of bravery

I always thought you to be twice that strong

These things you say won’t be enough

You took my love and ripped it up


You were everything I needed, everything and more

I was bathing in our love not crashing on the shoreline

You became my inspiration, best I’d ever known

The dream I thought we built together, it’s gone now

I see you’re playing away from home


I was trying to know you

But a wall was standing there between us, like the world had never even seen us

There was just no way of getting through

These things you say won’t be enough

I’ve passed the point of giving up


We were everything we needed, everything and more

We were bathing in our love not crashing on the shoreline

We became the inspiration, best we’d ever known

The dream I thought we built together, it’s gone now

I see you’re playing away from home

We were everything I needed

Playing away from home

We were everything I needed


Thinking of our passing moments, catch them in your hand

Hold them close, don’t let them go, it’s all that you might have

Wishing you could change direction, drowning from the loss

Dreaming of another chance has gone now

I was everything you needed, everything and more

You were bathing in our love not crashing on the shoreline

I became your inspiration, best you’d ever known

The dream you thought we built together, it’s gone now

Caught you playing away from home

I was everything you needed

You’re playing away from home

We were everything, were everything

I caught you playing away from home

You were everything I needed

You’ve been playing away from home

We were everything, were everything


Fall Away

(Inspired by Never Gonna Be Alone by Nickelback)


Life is passing me by, and it’s my moment to try

I wanna make the best of it before I see it slip away

So why, can’t it just be, a little easier for me?

I wanna make the most of it before I let it fall away

And will I ever be, free to start again

Am I always gonna be alone, all my hopes are gone

I gotta find the strength somehow, just to carry on

Am I always gonna be alone, forever trying to find the one


Next time love passes by, I’m gonna give it a try

Why should I cry for all those bitter years I spent with you?

And should I see the light, I’ll know I’m right, next time

Am I always gonna be alone, now my hopes are gone

Will I ever find the strength somehow, just to carry on?

Is it gonna take that long, wishing I could be that strong

Hoping I can carry on, forever trying to find the one


I know I gotta find an easy way, to let the sadness go, or try and cram it down below

I never let it show, and every single time, I always let them go again

It’s far harder than you know, so I try like hell to stem the flow

And cram it down below, I cram it down below


Life is passing me by, and it’s my moment to try

So I’ll take the best of it before I let it slip away

Am I always gonna be alone, all my hopes are gone

I gotta find the strength somehow, just to carry on

Could it really take me that long, wishing I could be that strong?

Hoping I can carry on, forever trying to find the one


There’s gotta be more for me, so I’m guessing I’ll wait and see

There’s gotta be more for me, so I’m guessing I’ll wait and see


Fast As I Can

(Inspired by After the Rain by Nickelback)


Momma had gone, when I started writing, walked a path of fussing and fighting

Learnt to find a way so I could claw myself through it

Fell to my knees, when I thought that I blew it

Got back up, I had to keep going, all that time, the feeling kept growing

Then every step, was slowly pushing it nearer

And every step, was slowly making it clearer

There’s no one who can take this dream away from me, cuz no one can dream it like this

There’s no one who can make me walk away from it, cuz no one can walk it like this

It’s out there, just waiting, and I’m trying to follow the plan

I’ll get there, in stages, so I’m crawling as fast as I can


Watching my back, ducking and diving, all of my life, stressing and striving

Where’d they all go, those years were so fleeting

But I’m still here, guess I’m always competing

I see the prize I’m constantly reaching; maybe it’s time I practice my preaching

Staying on track, no more stumble or falling

Follow the light to the root of my calling

There’s no one who can take this dream away from me, cuz no one can dream it like this

There’s no one who can make me walk away from it, cuz no one can walk it like this

It’s out there, just waiting, and I’m trying to follow the plan

I’ll get there, in stages, so I’m climbing as fast as I can


Take a step, always on the right line; don’t forget you only have a short time

Never blame life, keep looking at the small hand, every one counts, no second is a wasteland


There’s no one who can take this dream away from me, cuz no one can dream it like this

There’s no one who can make me walk away from it, cuz no one can walk it like this

It’s out there, still waiting, and I’m trying to follow the plan

I’ll get there, in stages, so I’m crawling as fast as I can

So I’m climbing as fast as I can, so I’m swimming as fast as I can

So I’m running as fast as I can


Get Older

(Inspired by Every Time We’re Together by Nickelback)


I’m going back there now, been avoiding it somehow

I’m so glad I moved away, and could

There’s nothing left for me, not what it used to be

That whole place can fade away, and should

I tried to find a thread, but every line was dead

Those old streets are still so grey, to me

My collar’s to the wind, my future in my hand

As I leave thinking it’s not what I want to be

I’ve faced this wall before, with the things we’ve all endured

Holding on has never made much sense to me


When I’m sat on the floor, laugh some more, keep on drinking

And the shot in my hand, is the brand I’ve been sinking

As I take the chance I can make it last the night

There’s a voice in my head, which is weeping and wailing

But I don’t give a damn, on the high that I’m scaling

So I stay that way till I see some morning light

And the journey goes on, and it gets a little wilder

Every year I get older


I measure up my tears then count them with the years

It’s just the way it had to be, for me

The one good thing I’ve done was nurturing my son

But even he has moved away, from it

I’ve faced this wall before, with the things we’ve all endured

Holding on has never made much sense to me


When I’m down on my knees, I could scream, feel I’m sinking

So the shot in my hand is the brand I’ll be drinking

Then I wish upon a star just to make it through the night

There’s a voice in my head, which is crying and bawling

But I don’t give a damn from the height that I’m falling

And I’ll crash someplace when I see some morning light

And the journey goes on, and gets a little weirder

Every year I get older


So we’re sat on the floor, laugh some more, don’t stop drinking

Cuz the bottle in my hand, is the brand we’ve been sinking

So we take the chance we can make it last the night

If the voice in our head, keeps on chirping and chiding

Well, we won’t give a damn, from the place we’ll be hiding

And we’ll stay that way till we see some morning light

So our journey goes on, and it gets a little wilder

Every year we get older

And the journey goes on, and gets a little weirder

Every year I get older


In My Mouth

(Inspired by Something in Your Mouth by Nickelback)


Faking as I’m taking, I don’t care about the breaking

I can promise you a hot trip, would you like to see my best trick, come on

I wanna be your bitch queen, the hottest thing that you’ve seen

I gotta get the next kiss cuz I wanna let you taste this, come on

We can make it dirty, going all night long

We can do it in the shower, if your legs feel strong

So less about the bruising, it’s all about the cruising

I’m reeling with the feeling that this must be wrong

You make me hot, I’ll dance around the bedroom, honey

You drive me crazy, with nothing but my sexy high heels on

We’ll take it slowly; tonight I know it’s only just beginning

Don’t do a thing; I like it when you stand aside to watch

It’s so much sweeter, when you let me put it in, cuz, baby, you know I love it

When you put it in my mouth


Be my dirty play thing, I wanna taste your hot skin

I’m smiling while you’re lying; we could die from all the trying, come on

Spank me with my hairbrush, bet you get a head rush

Being as we’re seeing if we’re liking what we’re feeling, come on

I wanna slow kiss, touch bliss, wrapped around your tongue

You gotta show me, slowly, I can be the only one

If it tastes right, hold tight, it’s only just begun

I promise I’ll be gentle while we have ourselves some fun

It’s so much sweeter, when you let me put it in

It’s so much sweeter, when you put it in my mouth

You make me hot, I’ll dance around the bedroom, honey

You drive me crazy, with nothing but my sexy high heels on

We’ll take it slowly; tonight I know it’s only just beginning

Don’t do a thing; I like it when you stand aside to watch

It’s so much sweeter, when you let me put it in, cuz, baby, ya know I love it

When you put it in my...


Just a Shame

(Inspired by How You Remind Me by Nickelback)


Never was a very good girl, played around and had those bad girl features

Always acted like a shy girl, walked away from all the faceless preachers

It’s just a shame I can’t change that

Just a shame I can’t change that, coz I would if I could

Just a shame I can’t change that, coz I would if I could

But you’ll soon see, I’m fighting, I’m gonna make it with this writing

It should be, more easy, just gotta try to be more sleazy

So I climb, walk that line, coz no one’s ever there to see me stumble

I don’t mind if I fall, it makes it even better

Hell, yeah, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, for sure

Hell, yeah, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, for sure


Always try to be a player; needing you is just another mad dream

So I’m living in silence, I’m almost trapped within another sad scream

It’s just a shame I can’t change that, coz I would if I could

Just a shame I can’t change that, coz I would if I could

But you’ll soon see, I’m fighting, I’m gonna make it with this writing

It should be, more easy, just gotta try to be more sleazy

So I climb, walk that line, coz no one’s ever there to see me stumble

I don’t mind if I fall, it makes it even better

Hell, yeah, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, for sure, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, for sure

Hell, yeah, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, for sure, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, for sure


Never was a very good girl, played around and had those bad girl features

It’s just a shame I can’t change that, just a shame I can’t change that

Just a shame I can’t change that, coz I would if I could

Just a shame I can’t change that, coz I would if I could

But you’ll soon see, I’m fighting, I’m gonna make it with this writing

It should be, more easy, just gotta try to be more sleazy

So I’ll climb, walk that line, coz no one’s ever there to see me stumble

I don’t care if I fall, it makes it even better

Hell, yeah, hell, yeah, makes it even better, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, makes it even better

Hell, yeah, hell, yeah, makes it even better, hell, yeah, hell, yeah, for sure


Just a Waste

(Inspired by The Betrayal (Act III) by Nickelback)


The liar would agree, saving face in front of me

Placid like before, this fool I see is nothing more

Losing on the spot, time he’s glad of what he’s got

Make the finish line, just as he runs out of time

Spite is all he knows, he’s crawling on the edge

That was not the deal, and this was not his pledge

He’s just a waster, he’s just a waste

A joker we can’t help laughing, you’ll never change him, you’ll never change

You rue the day he strikes again, so when, so when

He’ll always amaze me, he’ll always amaze

So when, so when, he’s just a waster, he’s just a waste


Running to stand still, love and hate his bitter pill

The prices that he pays, any trick to make them stay

Trembling from his fear, he tells them what they want to hear

Counting up his crimes, like he has a thousand times

Spite is all he knows, he’s crawling on the edge

That was not the deal, and this was not his pledge

He’s just a waster, he’s just a waste

A joker we can’t help laughing, you’ll never change him, you’ll never change

You rue the day he strikes again, so when, so when

He’ll always amaze me, he’ll always amaze

So when, so when, he’s just a waster, he’s just a waste


When did he break? When did he fall? Nothing’s at stake when there’s no one to call

What’s his to take? Where in the hall? Why did he gamble it all?

He’s just a waster, he’s just a waste

A joker we can’t help laughing, you’ll never change him, you’ll never change

You rue the day he strikes again, so when, so when

He’ll always amaze me, he’ll always amaze

So when, so when

He’s just a waster, he’s just a waste


Meant To Do

(Inspired by Lullaby by Nickelback)


So, this is you falling, no other way to try and save yourself

It’s destiny calling, pushing you off from the highest shelf

It’s easy to see, you’re broken like me, hiding from everything you need to be

I know you can win this fight, cuz you’re that bright, like a star burning through the night

So, please, will you take my hand, cuz I understand, it’s a hell that you can’t quite explain

And as you take that dive, feeling half alive, when all you know is the lasting pain

Well, I’ve been there too, so I’m just like you, together we might break that chain

And somehow make it through, make it through

Cuz that’s what we’re meant to do, yeah, that’s what we’re meant to do


The last time it seemed screwed, I was hoping that the end was nigh

See, no one is saving you, when all you crave is the need to die

I was lost to the dream, trapped by the scream; I almost drowned in the shallow stream

But then I fought that tide, from the other side, and now life’s this crazy ride

So, please, will you take my hand, cuz I understand, it’s a hell that you can’t quite explain

And as you take that dive, feeling half alive, when all you know is the lasting pain

Well, I’ve been there too, so I’m just like you, together we might break that chain

And somehow make it through, make it through

Cuz that’s what we’re meant to do, yeah, that’s what we’re meant to do


Knowing what it’s like pretending, there never is a happy ending

Hoping that you’ll make it through the day

Watching as you’re slowly sliding, you cover up the cracks you’re hiding

While you try to wish them all away

So, please, will you take my hand, cuz I understand, it’s a hell that you can’t quite explain

And as you take that dive, feeling half alive, all you’ll see is the lasting pain

Well, I’ve been there too, so I’m just like you, together we can break the chain

And somehow make it through, make it through

Cuz that’s what we’re meant to do, yeah, that’s what we’re meant to do

Hey, that’s what we’re meant to do, yeah, that’s what we’re meant to do


Nothing

(Inspired by Pusher by Nickelback)


And I said to him, if it’s the same then why don’t you ever change?

So he told me, the dreams are there but never within range

Then I whispered, stretch some more, because you never really know

So he shouted

I’ve seen, right now I really know, yeah

That dream is nothing, yeah


Take the long way, this life is the only one we get

We will falter, but don’t give up, it isn’t over yet

Just keep going; reach forever, got nothing left to lose

So he shouted

I’ve seen, right now I really know, yeah

That dream is nothing, yeah


But try, so you don’t let it slip, slip like I did

You have all the strength that you need, huh, yeah, I did

Been broken, so I nearly lost my grip, so, I did

Not fallen, but walked the edge, the edge like I did

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, I’ve seen, right now I really know, yeah

That dream is something, yeah

Yeah, I did, I so did

I’ve seen, so right now I really know, yeah

That dream, it’s something, yeah, arh


Playing In The Fire

(Inspired by For the River by Nickelback)


Feeling the pain, been there for days, he went away, nothing but rain

Space, she’s gonna find some

Jump her a train, take her a plane, up and away, gone in a day

Couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay

Couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay

This is her time, and she’s never gonna waste it

Calling the shots, and somehow she can taste it

Looking behind, I guess she’s gonna have to leave it

Nearing the line, she’s so close she can’t believe it

She’s playing in the fire

But when the fire’s burning hot, then it’s time she’s gotta go, you’re gonna need me

She’s playing in the fire

When he lied, when he tried, when he told her that it died, well, she’s not taking that

You’ll always need me

Tell me that it died, but you’re always gonna need me


Back to the start, didn’t get far, he lost his heart, it left a scar

You say it was the last time

Never say die, try if he might, stick to the high, holding on tight

Couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay

You said it was the last time

This is his time, and he’s never gonna waste it

Calling the shots, and somehow he can taste it

Looking behind, I guess he’s gonna have to leave it

Nearing the line, he’s so close he can’t believe it

He’s playing in the fire

But when the fire’s burning hot, then it’s time he’s gotta go, you’re gonna need me

He’s playing in the fire

When she lied, when she tried, when she told him that it died, well, he’s not taking that

You’ll always need me

Tell me that it died, but you’re always gonna need me


Nearing the line, they’re so close they can’t believe it

Nearing the line, they’re so close they can’t believe it

Couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay

Nearing the line, they’re so close they can’t believe it

Nearing the line, they’re so close they can’t believe it

Couldn’t stay, couldn’t stay

They’re playing in the fire

But when the fire’s burning hot, then it’s time they gotta go, you’re gonna need me

They’re playing in the fire

When they lied, when they tried, when they say that it had died, well, they’re not taking that

You’re gonna need me, you’re gonna need me

You’re always gonna need me, you’re always gonna need me

You’re gonna need me


Quick As That

(Inspired by Figured You Out by Nickelback)


I like the way you wear your hat, you look so horny dressed like that

So now you know just where I’m at, slide across my welcome mat

And take the seat where no one’s sat

You love the way I cry your name, and the way you take me there again

And should you do me just the same, you’re gonna fry my stupid brain

You love to wallow in the game

Arh, but then you never stay long, you’re here then you’re gone, you’re just taking your time

Here we go, watch him leave

But then you never stay long, you’re here then you’re gone, you’re just taking your time

Here we go, watch him leave


You catch my eye across the room; you make a very tasty view

I love the crazy things you do, even love your strange tattoo

I caught your eye across the room

Sometimes you make me wanna scream, so, what we have is just a dream

Or even fake, so it would seem, just not enough to keep you keen

This is a place we’ve never been

Arh, I know you’ll call me again, though I never know when, you’re just taking your time

Don’t be fooled, he’s a liar

I know you’ll call me again, though I never know when, you’re just taking your time

Don’t be fooled, he’s a liar, plays the field, all the while, stick around is not his style


I like the way you wear your hat, you look so horny dressed like that

So now you know just where I’m at, slide across my welcome mat

And take a seat where no one’s sat

I hate the way you say my name, I find I’m blaming you again

And should you feel it just the same, you’ll come accustomed to the pain

I hate to play your stupid game

Arh, but then you’re not staying long, you’ll be here and then gone, you’re just wasting my time

Have to go, watch him leave

But then you’re not staying long, you’ll be here and then gone, you’re just wasting my time

Have to go, watch him leave, over now, can’t believe, said the words, so now he sees, hah


Take the Chance

(Inspired by Gotta Be Somebody by Nickelback)


I’m blind to all these crazy fears of mine; I know I got to take the time

To find the real me, the one I wanna be

But it’s not easy like it may seem, when you’re looking for that lost dream

When you’re feeling somewhere in-between

It’s my moment now to try, before it passes by

I’ll face up to the truth again, I’ll swallow the pain

Hope it doesn’t take long, cuz I don’t know if I can stay that strong

So this time I’ll fight and I’ll never give in, I’ll take on whatever in my bid to win

I’m stood in line, like I did before; I’ll take all the knocks, till I can stand no more

I know it’s not easy, on the climb to the top

But I gotta keep going, cuz this dream don’t stop

If there’s a chance, that I can make it through

I gotta take the chance, to make the dream come true


You see, a broken heart and think it’s just me, my spirit has no energy

I’ve been holding on so long, it’s time I right this wrong

I’ll face up to the truth again, I’ll swallow the pain

Is it gonna take long, cuz I don’t know if I can stay that strong

I’ll stand my ground, when your moment comes

I’ll turn it around; you’ll start to live again

I’ll make my way; you’ll never let it go

Cuz I can feel it now, I’ve got to wait somehow

So this time I’ll fight and I’ll never give in, I’ll take on whatever in my bid to win

I’m stood in line, like I did before, I’ll take all the knocks that there can be

Oh, I know it’s not easy, on the climb to the top

I gotta keep going, cuz this dream won’t stop

If there’s a chance that I can make it through

I gotta take the chance to make this dream come true

This time I’ll fight and I’ll never give in, when your moment comes

I’ll take on whatever in my bid to win; you’ll start to live again

Cuz if there’s a chance that I can make it through, you’ll never let it go

I gotta take the chance to make this dream come true


Try To Make A Run For It

(Inspired by Coin for the Ferryman by Nickelback)


I can feel it coming, guess we’re rebels tonight

You can finish off the bottle while I roll us both a fat one

I caught your eye so now you’re being polite

So you’d like a slice of me, and it don’t matter how you get some

We get a little dirty in the back of your car

We can do it all night long with these tinted windows

I never thought we’d ever make it this far

Plus your girlfriend’s gonna hunt me down eventually when she knows

But the kisses that you’re stealing with the aching that I’m feeling

It’s a moment I could sure do without

On this high that we’re abusing, as your lips do the all the cruising

Brings the bad, girl, out

My Champagne Hurricane, it’s gonna drive you insane

On your knees, beg me please, always craving the connection

Makes you come alive; it’s just enough to survive

Always changing your direction in the hope you find affection

When it’s all been said and done, and if I’m the one

Then maybe we should make a run for it

We’ll have to try to make a run for it


Causing every motion, sigh and lick of the lip

First you say you need me then you leave me stranded with a cold touch

You climb a mountain when I’m sat at the tip

I’ve been waiting on the moment when you didn’t have to try much

But the kisses that you’re stealing with the aching that I’m feeling

It’s a moment I could sure do without

On this high that we’re abusing, as your lips do the all the cruising

Brings the bad, girl, out

My Champagne Hurricane, will always drive you insane

On your knees, beg me please, always craving the connection

Makes you come alive; it’s just enough to survive

Always changing your direction in the hope you find affection

When it’s all been said and done, and if I’m the one

Then maybe we should make a run for it

We’ll have to try to make a run for it


Live for the dream, when love’s a wasted journey

Live for the day, when love’s a little nearer

Grab for the prize, it’s right before your eyes

Get you some, get you some, get you some

My Champagne Hurricane, it’s gonna drive you insane

On your knees, beg me please, always craving the connection

Make you come alive; it’s just enough to survive

Always changing your direction in the hope you find affection

When it’s all been said and done, and if I’m the one

It’s Champagne Hurricane

On your knees, beg me please

I’ll make you come alive

Always changing your direction in the hope you find affection

When it’s all been said and done, and if I’m the one

Then maybe we can make a run for it

Yeah, now it’s time we make a run for it


Vulnerable

(Inspired by Detangler by Nickelback)


When you called me a liar, my insides were on fire

I faced the door, won’t take it anymore

Still your look remains the same, though you shoulder all the shame

Never tried to tow that line, now you’re running out of time

That’s it; you win, freed from underneath my skin

Move on, I’m gone; I’m gone and on my own


So now we’re through, what did I mean to you?

It’s easy to see, that’s our dismal history

Couldn’t make it to the end, why the hell pretend

Watch my shadow down the hall; hear you bouncing off the wall

That’s it; you win, freed from underneath my skin

Move on, I’m gone; I’m gone and on my own

Packed my bag, walked away, couldn’t face another day

But you’re strong, so move on

That’s it, you win, now

Yeah, that’s it, you win


And I tried to love you, and I tried to love you

And I tried to love you, and I tried to love you


When you called me a liar, my insides were on fire

I used the door, couldn’t take it anymore

Though your look remains the same, now you shoulder all the blame

Never tried to tow that line, now you’ve just run out of time

That’s it; you win, freed from underneath my skin

Move on, I’m gone; I’m gone and on my own

Packed my bag, walked away, couldn’t face another day

But you’re strong, so move on

That’s it; you win, now, yeah, and I tried to love you, I tried to love you

You win, now, yeah, and I tried to love you, I tried to love you

You win, now, yeah, and I tried to love you, I tried to love you

You win, now, yeah, and I tried to love you, I tried to love you more


Where We Fall

(Inspired by Silent Majority by Nickelback)


So this is where we fall down, watching the stitches come undone

We’re falling apart, this time, this time, this time, this time

I watched as you drove away, though your features remained the same, so

I’m back to my day, no time, no time, no time

No time to be on my own, no time to be feeling down

Seems I can take my life, maybe turn it round so it’s far better than before

Now I can play their game, now I can make their grade

Just watch as I wage my war on a world that doesn’t see me anymore


The struggle is all you feel, but it’s more than we’re really being

I’m holding on tight, I must, I must, I must, I must

And what of my final say when all of your words seem hollow

So back to your day, no time, no time, no time

No time to be on your own, no time to be feeling down

Seems you can take your life, maybe turn it round so it’s far better than before

Now you can play their game, now you can make their grade

I’ll watch as you wage your war on a world that doesn’t see you anymore


We don’t give up, you have to believe me

It’s not what we say it’s in the way that we mean it

We don’t give up, you have to believe me

It’s not what we say it’s in the way that we mean it

We don’t give up, you have to believe me

It’s not what we say it’s in the way that we mean it

No time to be, no time to be, no time to be

No time to be on our own, no time to be falling down

Seems we can live our lives, maybe turn them round so they’re better than before

So we can play their game, so we can make their grade

Just watch as we wage our war on a world that doesn’t see us anymore

Please don’t give up, you have to believe me

Please don’t give up, you have to believe me


You Know You Don’t

(Inspired by Burn It To The Ground by Nickelback)


So it was that day, they say, you stole her soul away

You felt like taking a young kid, and then you did the things you did

Well, you fucked her life, made her your wife

Seems you had a kid to burn and now it’s your turn


Arh, you’re gonna feel the pain, yeah, the hammer in your brain, yeah

Then when you think I’m done, yeah, I’m gonna start again, yeah

So you won’t escape, you fucker, and we know you don’t deserve to live

Down, down, going down

Down, down, going down


You’ll see how this time the beating fits your crime

I’m gonna take back for her everything that you stole

So, now it’s my fist, your face, carving up this place

I’m gonna string you up, screaming, take my time, dreaming

Arh, you’re gonna feel the pain, yeah, the hammer in your brain, yeah

Then when you think I’m done, yeah, I’m gonna start again, yeah

So you won’t escape, you fucker, and we know you don’t deserve to live

Down, down, going down

Down, down, going down


It’s been going on too long, thinking this is all wrong

You’re gonna be there crying, thinking you’re dying

Well, too late, can’t wait, now I’m here to state

So, you had a kid to burn and now it’s your turn

You’re gonna feel the pain, yeah, the hammer in your brain, yeah

Then when you think I’m done, yeah, I’m gonna start again, yeah

So you can’t escape, you fucker, and we know you don’t deserve to live

Down, down, going down

You’re gonna feel the pain, yeah, the hammer in your brain, yeah

Then when you think I’m done, yeah, I’m gonna start again, yeah

So you can’t escape, you fucker, and we know you don’t deserve to live


You Lose Again

(Inspired by Must Be Nice by Nickelback)


Summer, autumn, winter blues, red leaf, green leaf, golden hues

Cry boy, shy boy, hold your tongue, just walk away now your time is done

Watch it crumble, watch it fall, watch it bounce like a rubber ball

Catch it, quickly, as you run; if you try hard you might get you some

So, you lose again, one day you’ll win but you’re not sure when

You try to take it day by day, then God damn turn and walk away

Then you God damn turn and walk away


Take it, hold it, keep it near, lie to the face of the one so dear

Say it, play it, sing along, if it feels right then it can’t be wrong

Wake up, break up, keep it clean, be as nice as she has been

If she calls don’t ring her back, you only ever loved her when you hit the sack

So, you lose again, one day you’ll win but you’re not sure when

You try to take it day by day, then God damn turn and walk away

Then you God damn turn and walk away


Summer, autumn, winter blues, red leaf, green leaf, golden hues

Cry boy, shy boy, hold your tongue, if you try real hard you might keep you one


So, you lose again, one day you’ll win but you’re not sure when

For now you take it day by day, then simply turn and walk away

So, you lose again, one day you’ll win but you’re not sure when

For now you take it day by day, then simply fucking walk away


You Should Know

(Inspired by I’d Come For You by Nickelback)


I could almost see it, my final moment; it felt like falling, into the darkness

I nearly made it, could almost taste it, but now I’ve lost it, so I mustn’t want it

I fought so hard to make a life from nothing at all

I climbed so high and I just didn’t care about the fall

Every time I try, it looks like I’ll get it right

So when I do, you’ll see me then and know that inside, I tried

You should have known that, I need you here, I want you here

And I’d shed my fear if I could only have you near

Have I lost my fight, can’t face the night, so just hold me tight

You know I’ll always need you here


Was I mistaken, my heart was breaking, it left me blinded and I couldn’t find it

But now I know it’s you it seems my dreams have come true

I’d walk forever just to be the one that stands with you

So if you need me then I’d lay it all on the line

I’d do whatever just to make you feel like you’re mine, all the time

You should have known that, I need you here, I want you here

And I’d shed my fear if I could only have you near

Have I lost my fight, can’t face the night, so just hold me tight

You know I’ll always need you here, you know I’ll always need you here

It doesn’t matter what you say, it couldn’t push this love away

Is it enough to give you? You know I’ll always need you here

Yes, I need you here, I want you here

And I’d shed my fear if I could only have you near

Seems I lost my fight, can’t face the night, so just hold me tight

You know I’ll always need you here


It doesn’t matter what you say, it couldn’t push this love away

It is enough to give you? You know I’ll always need you here

I’d give it all to be with you, do anything I have to do

Is it enough to give you? You know I’ll always need you here

You know I’ll always need you here



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