Uncertain Times

by Joshua West

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Track Name: Nothing
I don’t like you when you’re drunk,
‘cause that’s when you speak your mind
time after time it’s all the same,
it’s a wonder I even see you in the corner
pouting ‘til you’re turning blue

Your innuendos don’t escape me
as I run away from you

You don’t understand
Like you think you do
You don’t wanna hear
What I’m tellin’ you

You don’t like me when I’m stuck
In a rut, lost track again,
In the end it’s not your plan
And you know you cannot
Stand me in the corner,
Got me on the ropes again,
If I had a friend to throw it in,
Maybe this could end

You don’t understand
Like you think you do
You don’t wanna hear
What I’m tellin’ you
You don’t wanna know
I want nothing to do with you
Track Name: Work
She puts her head on his sleeve
where he wears his heart
such a fool to believe
he would fit the part

and she wonders if she should have
warned him of her past
she pretends it’s all the same,
yet different from the last

She hopes this time she can make it work
so little she can do
She’ll give it all she can
whatever it takes
just to see it through

she decides it’s easier to make up
her face than her mind
so tired of feeling blue
she’ll be happy with whatever she finds

And she wonders if he’ll still
want her when her youth is gone
when she no longer turns the heads
when he tires of being alone

She hopes this time she can make it work
so little she can do
She’ll give it all she can
whatever it takes
just to see it through

All along she had a bird in a cage
she could not see
all she had to do is open up and set it free
Track Name: I Feel Fine
I could lose my mind,
But only if you want me to
I could lose my mind,
But only if you want me to

I could go blind,
But only if you want me to
I could go blind,
But only if you want me to

Every other day,
Is just another day
The other day,
I feel fine

Off and on again
So it’s off again,
It’s on again,
One more time


I could learn to fly,
But only if you want me to
I could learn to fly,
But only if you want me to
I could get high,
But only if you want me to
I could get high,
But only if you want me to
Track Name: Overtime
There’s something about you babe
That blows my mind
Yeah something about you girl
I can’t leave behind

And I don’t know what this feeling is
Deep down in my bones
And I gotta keep workin it
I can’t leave it alone

You got me workin’ babe
(you got me workin’)
To make you mine
(to make you mine)
You keep me workin’ girl
(you keep me workin’)
Workin’ overtime
(workin’ overtime)

There’s something about you babe
That I can’t resist
Yeah something about you girl
Like a candy kiss

And I don’t know what this feeling is
That I can’t ignore
And I gotta keep workin it
Just like I did before

You got me workin’ babe
(you got me workin’)
To keep you satisfied
(keep you satisfied)
You keep me workin’ girl
(you keep me workin’)
‘cause you can’t be denied
(you can’t be denied)
You got me workin’ babe
(you got me workin’)
To make you mine
(to make you mine)
You keep me workin’ girl
(you keep me workin’)
Workin’ overtime
(workin’ overtime)
Track Name: Fall To Pieces
Love is a game
we play with abandon
not caring who gets hurt
only who’s the winner
and love is a chance
we take when we’re tired
of being alone

And so can you blame me
if I fall to pieces
finding out the one thing
I thought I had right
I had wrong
And if I seem a little distant
it’s only cause I’m on my guard
and I swore it’d never happen again

Bitterness is the charm
I wear around my neck
it hangs on its heavy chain
and stains my heart
and bitterness is the only way
I see to deal
with the shell of a life
I have left without you

And so can you blame me
if I fall to pieces
finding out the one thing
I thought I had right
I had wrong
And if I seem a little distant
it’s only cause I’m on my guard
and I swore it’d never happen again

And so can you blame me
if I fall to pieces
finding out the one thing
I thought I had right
I had wrong
And if I seem a little distant
it’s only cause I’m on my guard
and I swore it’d never happen again
Track Name: Who Are You
Who are you
To tell me what to do
How are you not afraid of them too
Can I speak, can I scream about it now
I sacrifice
And get by for now

You can take my place on the team
I give up all my hopes and my dreams
I could stay I could play
Another bar
I don’t want to wake up a Rockstar

I can do what you want me to do
I can bend, even break
If it suits you
Can’t you see, I’m trying to be one of you

I’ve become
What I despised
Now I’m numb
To your lies
Track Name: By The Way
by the way you turned your head
I knew what was coming
by the way you took my hand
I knew what was coming
can’t find my heart
you had it hidden
no time for tears now
keep myself hidden

by the way it’s over
just in case you didn’t understand
by the way it’s over
sorry things didn’t work out like you planned

by the way I took the news
you’d think I was happy
by the way I drank every night
you’d think I was happy
I found my heart
inside of this bottle
I felt my world cave in
inside of this bottle

by the way it’s over
just in case you didn’t understand
by the way it’s over
sorry things didn’t work out like you planned them

Bridge
looking back I can’t believe
all the things I’d do for you
seems so crazy to me now
but I realize that we are through

by the way it’s over
just in case you didn’t understand
by the way it’s over
sorry things didn’t work out like you planned them
by the way it’s over
I’ll never fall for that again
by the way it’s over
I’ll never fall for you again
Track Name: Selling You
Look at the girl in the magazine
You want to be her
Look at that ass so pristine
You want to have it

You want to live and
you want to look like her
you’ll never do it
you want to love and
you want to be hurt
don’t you believe it

They’re selling you
And selling me
It’s all we see
They’re telling you
And telling me
How It’s supposed to be

Look at the girl up on the screen
You want to be her
Look at that face, it’s obscene
You’re too old to have it

You want to live and
you want to look like her
you’ll never do it
you want to love and
you want to be hurt
don’t you believe it

They’re selling you
And selling me
It’s all we see
They’re telling you
And telling me
How It’s supposed to be
They’re selling you
And selling me
It’s all we see
They’re telling you
And telling me
That the world is free
Track Name: Hallelujah
Before I felt alone it’s true
but now I am as one with you
Bleed for you just to feel your touch
You make me feel myself so much

you always saved me from the rain
you always sharpen all my pain

Hallelujah in your arms again
Hallelujah in your arms again


I never had to feel this way
I never knew just what to say

Bleed for you just to feel your touch
You make me feel myself so much

I never knew this strength before
thank you for opening that door

Hallelujah in your touch again
Hallelujah in your touch again
Hallelujah in your arms again
Hallelujah in your arms again

And your touch is like the calm
in the stormy sea, in my world
Track Name: You Hate Me
why do you treat me like you hate me,
then turn around and let me in?
do ya do it just to spite me
you know cheaters never win

a face above the crowd
you could have anyone
why do you have to pick on me
I fell for your tricks have some sympathy


Why do you look at me like you hate me
then cover up with that smile?
do you do it just to push me
can’t you unwind for a while

one in a million
that’s what they say
well they can have you
I fell for your tricks, now I’m through

why do you treat me like you hate me,
then turn around and let me in?
do ya do it just to spite me
oh well, here we go again.
Track Name: 4AM
It’s 4 in the morning
chasing sleep again
my heart was broken
now I’m on the mend
or so I thought

All of this room now
makes me feel so strange
more than I’m used to
but that all will change
or so I thought

Hold me down
til the shakes are gone
take my pulse
wonder what I’m on
hold my hand
tell me all is well

You know I’m addicted
when I miss the pain
Feeling so hollow
just this husk remains
blown in the wind

Now you can trace me
like lines in my arm
heart on a keychain
like some lucky charm
blown in the wind

Play this hand again
I know I can win
All my chips are in
now this game can end
Track Name: Uncertain Times
You look at me like you expect a reply
I look away to avoid another lie
What can I do now, that hasn’t been tried

A simple life only takes you so far
With mouths to feed, it makes it so hard
Come all this way just to go back to the start

I feel so useless like I’m letting you down
Looking for work, but there’s none to be found
Cursing existence in this one-stoplight town

You’re holding me in the highest regard
With all that’s happening I’m laying down my cards

No one knows what to expect in these uncertain times
I don’t know what’s happening in these uncertain times

I’m getting down, wondering how to get by
And then I hear about a friend who might die
Is it for him, or myself that I cry?

Sometimes we forget to remember today
It’s so easy to let life get in the way
So pick yourself up, and listen to me say

We’re never guaranteed another chance
So while I’ve got two feet I’m gonna dance

No one knows what to expect in these uncertain times
I don’t know what’s happening in these uncertain times

No one knows what to expect in these uncertain times
Guess we’ll make the best of these uncertain times
Track Name: Little Me
When I first saw you
you took my breath away
while you caught your own

I held your hand
you held my finger
we were inseparable

A year of firsts
for you and me
we worked it all out

I had to learn
to be a dad
and to do without

Now everyone says you’re a “little me,”
but I like to think you’re a little more
Every single day, I can see
what I was put here for
And before I know it,
you won’t be little anymore

Time passed by like a freight train
loaded for Tomorrow Town
As it passed, the more it took
to see where it was bound

And now I think
more than I used to
about all that has passed
What I leave you with
and what’s been lost
and what truly lasts

Now everyone says you’re a “little me,”
but I like to think you’re a little more
Every single day, I can see
what I was put here for
And before I know it,
you won’t be little anymore

Now I see you
a little man
a “little me”
a little more

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