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This House Is Not for Sale

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsIsland Records
Album rating :  70 / 100
Votes :  1
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This House Is Not for Sale Lyrics

(12)
Submitted by level Eagles (2016-11-17)
1. This House Is Not for Sale (3:37)
These four walls have got a story to tell
The door is off the hinges, there's no wish in the well
Outside the sky is coal black, the streets are on fire
The picture windows cracked and there's no where to run
I know, I know
This house is not for sale

I set each stone and I hammered each nail
This house is not for sale
Where memories live and the dream don't fail
This house is not for sale
Coming home
I'm coming home

Drove a spike into the ground and I staked my claim
Standing on the dirt where they'll dig my grave
Now what built these walls is in my veins
No time for looking back, the wolf is at the door
This heart, this soul
This house is not for sale

I set each stone and I hammered each nail
This house is not for sale
Where memories live and the dream don't fail
This house is not for sale
Coming home
I'm coming home

This house was built on trust
That's what it is and always was
No wrecking ball could knock it down
This house was built on higher ground

I set each stone and I hammered each nail
This house is not for sale
Where memories live and the dream don't fail
This house is not for sale
Coming home
I'm coming home
Coming home
I'm coming home
This house is not for sale
Coming home
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
This house is not for sale
2. Living With the Ghost (4:45)
Marry me to the blue sky
Bury me in that long last drop of hard rain
Meet me where they stop time
That's you to me on the shovel that's digging this grave
Till I can waltz on a moonbeam
Till I can find a way to return all tears into wine
I'll hitch my ride to a day dream
Can't unkiss the lips that love is leaving behind

I ain't living with the ghost
No future living in the past
I've seen what hate has done to hope
Tomorrow wasn't built to last
I ain't living with the ghost
How can I scream, I'm scared to breathe
I wrote each word, you gave the toast
But we were fire and gasoline
I ain't living with the ghost

I set my sails over wheat fields
Rode waves of amber let a new sun shine on my face
I dropped the sword, put down my shield
I left your scars for the stars guiding my way
I traded hurting for healing
I must admit that I was reeling
Now I'm feeling just fine
Traded nightmares for dreaming
Go tell your shadows that I got out alive

I ain't living with the ghost
No future living in the past
I've seen what hurt has done to hope
I found the tree I cut the rope
Tomorrow wasn't built to last
I ain't living with the ghost
How can I scream, I'm scared to breathe
I wrote each word, you gave the toast
But we were fire and gasoline
I ain't living with the ghost

Last night I had this dream
I saw a man wash his feet
In the church holy water
He worked up to his knees
From his arms to his neck
Said I'm in over my head
He was crying trying to get some relief
Lord, I'm just trying to get some relief
I had this dream
That man was me

I ain't living with the ghost
No future living in the past
I've seen what hurt has done to hope
I found the tree I cut the rope
Tomorrow wasn't built to last
I ain't living with the ghost
How can I scream, I'm scared to breathe
I wrote each word, you gave the toast
But we were fire and gasoline
Now I ain't living with the ghost
3. Knockout (3:31)
Everyday I wake up with my back against the wall
Anytime you get up someone wants to see you fall
If you're afraid to lose it all, you're never gonna win
I'll be giving you the finger
Sticking out my chin
Boom, boom, boom
Here comes the boom, boom, boom

Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
Turning your lights out
I'm throwing down
Here comes the knockout
Until the last round
I'm throwing down
Go start a fire, go start a fight
No regrets, this is your life
Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
I'm throwing down

Are you living in a nightmare
Are you living in a dream?
Do you stand for something
Will you fall for anything
It's easier to count me out but you can count me in
Cause I'm giving you the finger
Sticking out my chin
Boom, boom, boom
Here comes the boom, boom, boom

Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
Turning your lights out
I'm throwing down
Here comes the knockout
Until the last round
I'm throwing down
Go start a fire, go start a fight
No regrets, this is your life
Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
I'm throwing down, down, down
Down, down
Throwing down, down, down
Down, down

Did you really live your life
Or did it pass you by?
What's it take to tell yourself
You really were alive
Look me in the eye

Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
Turning your lights out
I'm throwing down
Here comes the knockout
Until the last round
I'm throwing down
Go start a fire, go start a fight
No regrets, this is your life
Here comes the knockout
My time is right now
I'm throwing down
4. Labor of Love (5:04)
Smoke stack blowing, there's a fire in the sky
Fahrenheit rising, oh, higher than high
Pressure's building up, sparks are gonna fly
I know where this is going when I look into your eyes
I know where this is going when I look into your eyes

Sweet sweat's rolling down the middle of your spine
Bodies move together, perfect rhythm and time
Baby say my name, I'll write yours in the sky
Higher than a rocket on the fourth of July
Higher than a rocket on the fourth of July
It's good, it's good, it's good to be alive

Its a full time job, the work's never done
Twenty-four seven, it's a labor of love
Yeah, everything I got, it's all about us
Baby this ain't working, it's a labor of love
Baby this ain't working, it's a labor of love

Only fools count treasure in silver and gold
I don't want for nothing that these hands can hold
If you need something done, put it on the list
And if I need some sugar, I'll get it from your lips
If I need some sugar, I'll get it from your lips
It's good, it's good, it's good to be alive

Its a full time job, the work's never done
Twenty-four seven, it's a labor of love
Yeah, everything I got, it's all about us
Baby this ain't working, it's a labor of love
Baby this ain't working, it's a labor of love

One taste of your lips, every night, every day
I know every curve, but it's never the same
If love is a fire, I'll go down in those flames
I wanna die in your arms, hearing you say my name
I wanna die in your arms, hearing you say my name
I wanna die in your arms, hearing you say my name

Its a full time job, the work's never done
Twenty-four seven, it's a labor of love
Yeah, everything I got, it's all about us
Baby this ain't working, it's a labor of love
Its a full time job, the work's never done
Twenty-four seven, it's a labor of love
Give everything I've got, I can't get enough
Baby this ain't working, it's a labor of love
Baby this ain't working, it's a labor of love
5. Born Again Tomorrow (3:33)
If you were born again tomorrow

This ain't a test, no it's a warning
Ain't gonna say the sky is falling
You got to read between the lines
Stop waiting for a sign
Who's gonna live your life

Yeah you don't have to look back to see where we are
The future's looking brighter than a hand full of stars
You got to hold on, hold on
Be strong

If you were born again tomorrow
Would you live your life like yesterday
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way

Don't have to end up where you started
Heaven loves the broken hearted
You learn from your mistakes
Bones grow stronger where they break
Who says that scars don't fade

Yeah you don't have to look back to see where we are
The future's looking brighter than a hand full of stars
You got to hold on, hold on
You gotta be strong

If you were born again tomorrow
Would you live your life like yesterday
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way

Would you relive every moment
Would you tear out any page
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way
Any other way ey, ey, ey
Any other way ey

If you were born again tomorrow
Would you live your life like yesterday
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way

Would you relive every moment
Would you tear out any page
If you were born again tomorrow
I wouldn't live my life any other way
Any other way

Born again tomorrow
If you were born again tomorrow
Born again tomorrow
6. Roller ­Coaster (3:40)
I see you thinking twice
Wish I could read your mind
Move up or out of line
Too late for praying
I know we might lose our breath
We might be scared to death
This chance is like a step
Just got to take it

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Countdown to here we go oh oh oh oh oh oh

Hold on tight, slide a little closer
Up so high stars are on our shoulders
Time fly's by, don't close your eyes
Kiss by kiss love is like a thrill ride
What goes up might take us upside down
Life ain't a merry go round

It's a roller coaster
It's a roller coaster

Can't lie and won't pretend
I know what's round the bend
Too late to start again
Won't take it slower
Let's slip right off these tracks
We'll fly or we might crash
Don't look down, don't look back
Cause it ain't over

Hold on tight, slide a little closer
Up so high stars are on our shoulders
Time fly's by, don't close your eyes
Kiss by kiss love is like a thrill ride
What goes up might take us upside down
Life ain't a merry go round

It's a roller coaster
It's a roller coaster

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Countdown to here we go oh oh oh oh oh oh

Hold on tight, slide a little closer
Up so high stars are on our shoulders
It's a roller coaster
Kiss by kiss love is like a thrill ride
What goes up might take us upside down
Life ain't a merry go round

It's a roller coaster
It's a roller coaster
Roller coaster
It's a roller coaster
7. New Year’s Day (4:27)
The midnight bells are ringing
A ship is setting sail
A newborn baby's crying
As lovers say farewell

I'm singing hallelujah
Amen, the angels say
Let's hope tomorrow finds us
It's new year's day

Let's toast to new beginnings
Raise up a glass and say
For all of our tomorrows
And what was yesterday

I'm singing carpe diem
I'm saying seize the day
Come on, let's live forever
It's new year's day

Where does the time go
Just watch the wind blow
Sha la la la
It's new year's day
Green does the grass grow
Outside my window
Sha la la la
It's new year's day

This message in a bottle
The wisdom of the wine
It's just a rainy Monday
This isn't Auld Lang Syne

I'm singing hallelujah
Amen, the angels say
Let's hope tomorrow finds us
It's new year's day
8. The Devil’s in the Temple (3:19)
This was a church
A house full of prayer
It ain't that now
I could tear it down
There's thieves at the altar
A snake wears the crown
Handing you coal
Swearing it's gold

Look what they've done to this house of love
It's too late to turn river to blood
The saviors come and gone, we're all out of time
The devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine

I'd turn things around
I would if I could
Crash through the gates
Break every chain
Jail for the jailers
Sing freedoms song
Amazing grace
Burn down this place

Look what they've done to this house of love
It's too late to turn river to blood
The saviors come and gone, we're all out of time
The devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine

Look what they've done to this house of love
Look what they've done to this house of love
The devil's in the temple and he's making a mess
Got the Mona Lisa, got his hands up her dress
The gun is in his hand but he ain't gonna confess
He lies

Look what they've done to this house of love
It's too late to turn river to blood
The saviors come and gone, we're all out of time
The devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine
The devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine
The devil's in the temple and he ain't no friend of mine
9. Scars on This Guitar (5:06)
Another Friday night I'm somewhere
A little drunk and worn out from the show
It's a hallway to a hotel room
The truck's already rolling down the road
I find the lights take off my coat
I see her there just lying on the bed
She's seen me through my yesterdays
God knows tonight I'm needing her again

She's the place I go
When there's nowhere left to run to
She's the one I hold
When there's no one to hold on to

She's been with me late at night
When I was drowning in the dark
She heard my every word
When I was pouring out my heart
So I thank my lucky stars
For every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar

She's given me her best
When I am at my worst
When I can't find the pieces
Fingers scratching in the dirt
She offers no forgiveness
Cause she likes to make it hurt

She's the place I go
When there's nowhere left to run to
She's the one I hold
When there's no one to hold on to

She's been with me late at night
When I was drowning in the dark
She heard my every word
When I was pouring out my heart
So I thank my lucky stars
For every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar

Morning like a freight train
Last night still ringing in my head
Before today becomes tomorrow
Tonight I know I'll do it all again

She's the place I go
When there's nowhere left to run to
She's the one I hold
When there's no one to hold on to

She's been with me late at night
When I was drowning in the dark
She heard my every word
When I was pouring out my heart
So I thank my lucky stars
For every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar
And so I thank my lucky stars
For every crack, scratch and scar on this guitar
10. God Bless This Mess (3:23)
I got some blood under my nails, I got some mud on my face
My voice is shot I'm going grey, These muscles all ache

Don't cry for me, I'm the life of the party
I'm smiling most of the time
I may be gritting my teeth, can't get back where we started
These days I'm doing just fine

God bless this mess, this mess is mine
I won't pound my chest or criticize
I must confess, I've lived, I've died
God bless this mess, this mess is mine
God bless this mess, this mess is mine

I knew every buried body paid for each head stone
I may have led the prayers in public but I cried alone

Found God through sin but this ain't my confession
I'll wait on judgement day
It's lose or win, got no need for protection
Stand up or out of my way

God bless this mess, this mess is mine
I won't pound my chest or criticize
I must confess, I've lived, I've died
God bless this mess, this mess is mine
God bless this mess, this mess is mine

The howling dooms day dogs
Are snapping at your feet
Round here the sky is cracked
But won't admit defeat
Down here there they got your back
And good men stood at your side
This treasure chest of rags
Still keeps this dream alive

God bless this mess, this mess is mine
I won't pound my chest or criticize
I must confess, I've lived, I've died
God bless this mess, this mess is mine
God bless this mess, this mess is mine

I won't pound
God bless this mess, this mess is mine
God bless this mess, this bless is mine
11. Reunion (4:14)
This isn't how the story ends, my friend,
It's just a fork along the road
Don't say your prayers, save your amens,
You've come this far, but you're still far from home
Don't say goodbye, just say farewell
Write every line you'll live to tell
Hold your head high like Harry give 'em hell
As the night ignites the day
Make some memories along the way

Write your song, sing along, love your life
Learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky
Take pictures each step of the way
Make this the best of the rest of your days
Start your revolution
And I'll see you at the reunion

Some friends will go and some will stay,
Okay, some last a chapter, some a page
For some love comes disguised as lust
But you'll find love when you find trust one day
Do better than our parents did
Imperfect husband, wife and kids
Go chart your course then turn it upside down
Go live your life eyes open wide
Who's to say what's wrong or right
Right?

Write your song, sing along, love your life
Learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky
Take pictures each step of the way
Make this the best of the rest of your days
Start your revolution
And I'll see you at the reunion

Oh-oh

As the night ignites the day
Go make some memories along the way

Write your song, sing along, love your life
Yeah, learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky
Take pictures each step of the way
Make this the best of the rest of your days
I say, go start your own revolution
And I'll see you at the reunion

I'll see you at the reunion
Oh, I'll see you at the reunion

This isn't how the story ends, my friend,
It's just a fork along the road
12. Come On Up to Our House (4:36)
Come on up to our house
Let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house
I will leave the porch light...

I wish tonight would last forever
And it would never end
We were introduced as strangers
Now we're leaving here as friends

Every word that you speak is a melody
As we're writing the songs of our lives
Everyone knows we don't want to go home
But we can't stay here tonight

Come on up to our house
Let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house
I will leave the porch light on
All are welcome at our table
You could never stay too long
Come on up to out house
I will leave the porch light on

You could tell me your life story
I could finish every line
The one about hurt and the heartache
It still gets me every time

Every word that you speak is the harmony
To the song that I'm singing inside
Everyone knows we don't want to go home
But we can't stay here tonight

Come on up to our house
Let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house
I will leave the porch light on
All are welcome at our table
You could never stay too long
Come on up to our house
I will leave the porch light on

I wish tonight could last forever
Cause I ain't good at saying goodbye
Everyone knows we don't want to go home
But we can't stay here tonight

Come on up to our house
Let us make you feel at home
Come on up to our house
I will leave the porch light on
For the restless and the weary
You will never be alone
All are welcome at our table
You could never stay too long
So come on up to our house
I will leave the porch light on

Come on up to our house
Let us make you feel at home
(Come on up to our house)
Come on up to our house
I will leave the porch light on
(Come on up to our house)
Come on up to our house
Let us make you feel at home
(Come on up to our house)
Come on up to our house
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