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What If…

(2011)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsFrontiers Records
Album rating :  88.4 / 100
Votes :  16
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What If… Lyrics

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Submitted by level Philip
1. Undertow (4:48)
She said she couldn't do it if she tried
But she never tried, she will never try
It's running through her veins like cyanide
It gets her by, but just for a while

How long can she keep on chasing something wrong?
Memories of how she could've made it

The waves are crashing down, she's caught in the undertow
Drowning in the sea
She's looking for a light but there's nowhere to go
Undertow

She sees the world through hazy bloodshot eyes
Just looking for another high
She lives by golden rules that don't apply
Life passed her by, and I tell you why

How long can she keep on chasing something wrong?
Memories of how she could've made it

The waves are crashing down, she's caught in the undertow
Drowning in the sea
She's looking for a light but there's nowhere to go
Undertow

How long can she keep on chasing something wrong?
Memories of how she could've made it

The waves are crashing down, she's caught in the undertow
Drowning in the sea
She's looking for a light but there's nowhere to go

The waves are crashing down, she's caught in the undertow
Drowning in the sea
She's looking for a light but there's nowhere to go
Undertow
2. American Beauty (3:44)
Scars and bars and a no-tell motel
Black and white cars, pulling over backseat bombshells
A jack knife operation, crying out loud
Walking in a deadman's shoes then take the next train out

Step outside, get up off of your knees, American beauty
Step outta line, baby you got to say please, American beauty,
No place to run, get right back to where you started from

Standing in the shadows, it happened way too fast
Two desperadoes, fighting in the broken glass
Push comes to shove in a California minute
Blood on the tracks, you never look back, she ain't dead yet

Step outside, get up off of your knees, American beauty
Get outta line, baby you got to say please, American beauty,
No place to run, get right back to where you started from

Scars and bars and a no-tell motel, ooh
Black and white cars, pulling over backseat bombshells
A different education, dollar everyday
Give them all a happy ending, send them on their way

Step outside, get up off of your knees, American beauty
Get outta line, baby you got to say please, American beauty,
Get outta line, get up off of your knees, American beauty
No place to run, get right back to where you started from
3. Stranger In My Life (4:25)
I was a soldier with no regrets
Walking on a fence
Falling back on my feet again
There was a vision decisions made
To mold me out of clay
Taking away my wings

The man I'm supposed to be
Now is the enemy

I wonder who I am
Will I be someone to remember
After the glory ends
Hiding in my disguise
I'm a stranger, a stranger in my life

I'm perfect but broken
The mirror tells it all
Looking into my window soul
Off in the distance, a different me
No one else can see
Someone I used to Know

I made all the right mistakes
Now I'm a ghost in the big parade

I wonder where I've been
Where is the dreamer I remember
Losing a long lost friend
Hiding in my disguise
I'm a stranger in my life

I woke up, all choked up out of my head
My heart is wide open re-writing how this story ends

I wonder who I am
Will I be someone to remember
After the glory ends
Hiding in my disguise
I'm a stranger, a stranger in my life

Stranger in my life
4. Nobody Takes the Blame (4:19)
I've been sucked in, how much do you think
That I'll get away with
Push and pull me, baby's out with the bath
I don't know who to stay with

There's nothing more that I can do,
Worms in a can just me and you
Can't turn away, burning bridges today,
It's a crime, it's a shame
Nobody left to blame,
Nobody left to blame,
Nobody

Eat my cake, I don't care what's at stake,
I'm swinging like Tarzan
I can't sleep, shadows run deep,
My right's caught in my left hand

There's nothing more that I can do,
Worms in a can just me and you
Can't turn away burning bridges today
It's a crime, it's a shame
Nobody left to blame

I've come undone stuck under the gun,
You know the truth is demanding
Bark at the moon, the end comes too soon,
There's only one man standing

I don't care, I don't know

There's nothing more that I can do
Call it a day just passing through
Shaken the sound, lost on the ground
It's a crime, it's a shame
Nobody left to blame
Nobody
Nobody
Nobody left to blame
5. Still Ain't Enough for Me (3:04)
Face of an angel, soul of saint
So much of the things, I know that I ain't
I should be glad, you might suppose
For some stupid reason that nobody knows

All that she's got, it sure is a lot
But it still ain't enough for me

There must be a reason, I'm not satisfied
So hard to please, oh I realize
She up and left me with nothing to say
Some I knew it would it would end up this way

All that she's got, it sure is a lot
But it still ain't enough for me

Face of an age, soul of saint
So much of the things, I know that I ain't
I should be glad, you might suppose
For some stupid reason that nobody knows

All that she's got, it sure is a lot
But it still ain't enough for me

All that she's got, it sure is a lot
But it still ain't enough for me

Still Ain't Enough for Me
6. Once Upon a Time (4:02)
Once upon a time, the chemistry was cool
I had a little place, just a space standin' next to you
When you lost your mind, did you realize or wonder why
When you go insane, your to blame now I gotta fly

Underhanded, how you planned it was the perfect crime
That was once upon a time, Once upon a time
That was once upon a time, Once upon a time

You never told me that you had a little dark spot on your heart
You threw me a bone, left me alone and then you ripped me apart
Now you're the one, come undone, the tables turned around
Where do you go, so low, I think your going under ground

Underhanded, how you planned it was the perfect crime
That was once upon a time, Once upon a time
That was once upon a time, Once upon a time

Now it's time to take a stand, Take it back in my hands
I'm only doing what I can, Why should give a damn

Now it's going down, I dropped the other shoe
You know it's been said, your thick head, it all comes back to you
It seems you're the one come undone, the world has turned around
Original sin is doing you in and now I

Understand it, how you planned it was the perfect crime
That was once upon a time, Once upon a time
That was once upon a time, Once upon a time
Once upon a time
7. As Far As I Can See (3:54)
I watch the way your mouth is moving
Like a detective at the crime
I study your expression
And the read between your lines

You know I've got a deep suspicion
That you're out there playing games
But I never see the faces
I don't know the names

As far as I can see
You belong to me
It's heaven when you smile
I can see the devil in your eyes
It's better for my heart
To keep me in the dark
Are you telling lies or
Someone to believe
As far as I can see

I get the feeling that you're looking
For another soul to steal
You can feel the hunger
And you're looking right at me

You know I've got a deep suspicion
That you're out there playing games
But I never see the faces
I don't know the names

As far as I can see
You belong to me
It's heaven when you smile
I can see the devil in your eyes
It's better for my heart
To keep me in the dark
Are you telling lies or
Someone to believe
As far as I can see

I don't know what it is that keeps me hanging on
I know there'll come a day when I'll look and
You'll be gone
You'll be gone

As far as I can see
You belong to me
It's heaven when you smile
I can see the devil in your eyes
It's better for my heart
To keep me in the dark
Are you telling lies or
Someone to believe
As far as I can see
8. All The Way Up (5:12)
I've been staring at this photograph
It used to make me laugh - I believed
That you would always live forever
Nothing's been the same since you've been gone
It's hard to carry on - all I see
Is misery and cloudy weather
Sometimes I think I see your face in the crowd

It's too late for saying I love you
It's too late for saying goodbye
The memories keep repeating, I'm losing my mind
I'd give anything just to hold you, it's so hard to let you go
All the way up, all the way up to heaven
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Now I wake up with your voice in my head
All the things you said - keep on playing
Spinning like a broken record
And will this ever get easier
I can't go on like this anymore
I thought we'd alaways be together
It makes me wonder what it's all about

It's too late for saying I love you
It's too late for saying goodbye
The memories keep repeating, I'm losing my mind
I'd give anything just to hold you, it's so hard to let you go
All the way up, all the way up to heaven

And the times you made me smile
And the things you got me through
I never thought that they would take you
Away from me so soon
I've run out of tears to cry
And my heart is on the mend
But I think it's gonna be awhile
'Til I can feel again

Sometimes I think I see your face in the crowd
It's too late for saying I love you
It's too late for saying goodbye
The memories keep repeating, I'm losing my mind
I'd give anything just to hold you, it's so hard to let you go
All the way up, all the way up to heaven
9. I Won't Get In My Way (4:39)
Do you know who I am
Did you follow the change
Am I part of your plan to stay the same
I'm not that man

I've worm out my shoes
On sacred ground
My point of view is not straight down
Like I see you

Viva la strange take a bite of Eden's apple
Against the grain and away from the madness

I don't want to burn the life of my candle
Waiting around for a better day
I'll take a chance on fates middle finger
And be someone I've never been

Don't want to be another pretender
Not gonna to lie to save my face
I wanna' leave the thieves in the temple
And go somewhere out of this place
I won't get in my own

Viva la strange take a bite of Eden's apple
Beyond the frame and out of the pretty picture
10. Around The World (3:51)
I can make a couple a calls
Let's see whatever way it falls
True it's seems a little bit late
Got a dream and it just can't wait

A million places
We're wanting to be
Where everybody's standing
And they're startin' to scream

'Round the world we go
Get laugh from the people that you know
'Round the world we go
Stick around 'til the evening starts 'til glow
'Round the world we go
Now it's time to let your head explode

I can see it comin' down
I know that you can feel the sound
You and I were made to move
Just put the diamond into the groove

A million faces we're hoping to see
Where everybody's standin' staring back at me

'Round the world we go
Get laugh from the people that you know
'Round the world we go
Stick around 'til the evening starts 'til glow
'Round the world we go
Now it's time to let your head explode

Everybody needs a little gettin' away
Shout it all together we've got somethin' to say
Gather up anyone that you can find
Forget the masqueraders leave 'em all behind

'Round the world we go
Get laugh from the people that you know
'Round the world we go
Stick around 'til the evening starts 'til glow
'Round the world we go
Get laugh from the people that you know
'Round the world we go
Now it's time to let your head explode
11. I Get The Feeling (4:34)
Back on the road
New pair of shoes
Almost took a wrong turn thinking 'bout you
Ishook my head left
I shook my head right
Had about enough of thinking 'bout you tonight

I need some new illusion
Give me a picture of a brighter day
It's all I need to see a new solution
Just a break to take me away

I wanna feel rich when I'm broke
Feel young when I'm old
I may never hit gold
But you know I get the feeling
Up when I'm down
Even strong with no power
See the sunshine at night
'Cause you know I get the feeling night

Back in the street
Where I should be
The good times and the bad times are waiting there for me
I try to make a move
But nothing seems to give
I can't climb the wall to where the other half live

I need some new illusion
Give me a picture of a brighter day
It's all I need to see a new solution
Just a break to take me away

I wanna feel rich when I'm broke
Feel young when I'm old
I may never hit gold
But you know I get the feeling
Up when I'm down
Even strong with no power
See the sunshine at night
'Cause you know I get the feeling right

A thousand years ago
Or two years from now
I'll guarantee that someone's gonna try to get you down
Everything you've got
Is all they wanna take
But you can sing a song, They can never steal away

I need some new illusion
Give me a picture of a brighter day
It's all I need to see a new solution
Just a break to take me away

I wanna feel rich when I'm broke
Feel young when I'm old
I may never hit gold
But you know I get the feeling
Up when I'm down
Even strong with no power
See the sunshine at night
'Cause you know I get the feeling
Rich when I'm broke
Young when I'm old
I may never hit gold
But you know I get the feeling right
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