NEW YOUNG ELECTRIC

Tigersong
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
I said no tiger, I don’t need no friends anymore
I want a love to sing all the good soul I’ve heard

Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
I said no tiger, I don’t need no friends anymore
I want me an ocean and a mockingbird

Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger won’t you always be a friend to me
Tiger you’re the only one I see

Fortunes
This life’s a struggle, you’re dying trying
This life is what you make it
There is joy in the strangest of places
In the faces of strangers
I say, we’re in this together
Yeah, we’re in this together
And you can move on up and come join us
Move on up and walk with us

Keep on moving, don’t lose your step
I have been there and I know how hard it is
But I think you will rise
You should know that you can rise

From a valley so low, to a mountain so high
It’s all just perspective, it’s in your mind
You’ve got to live like a man on the streets once in awhile
Two dollars to your name and you can’t spend it all
You’re bumming cigarettes and matches
But you just can’t smoke til the end ’cause the end will come
You get back a little fight, you could move on up
Just walk, yeah, walk with us

Keep on moving, don’t lose your step
I have been there and I know how hard it is
But I think you will rise
You should know that you can rise

Electric Avenue
We’re built to get restless
Patience doesn’t stay
We take things for granted
Burning bridges on our way
Now halfway through the drive
Take a swing and swallow hard
Get me out of here
Get me out of this mess
My brother speeds past the limit
This night I am thankful for it

Electric Avenue I’m coming
And oh I’ve got the blues
You might be the cure buzzing
Electric Avenue

If by night I’m a sinner
What am I in the morning
If you give more than you take
Does that make you a good person
My brother speeds past the limit
This night I am thankful for it

Electric Avenue I’m coming
And oh I’ve got the blues
You might be the cure buzzing
Electric Avenue

Are you feeling hot tonight?
Are you feeling hot tonight?
Oh, how you feelin’?

Electric Avenue I’m coming
And oh I’ve got the blues
You might be the cure buzzing
Electric Avenue

Bones
If you feel like getting lost in the middle of the city,
Sweets, come and find me. I’ll have the drinks poured and ready
If we were to stand in pissing rain, we could start a fire still
On our old stomping grounds, we could go straight to hell

There’s no flowers there and there’s just bones here
There’s no flowers there like there’s no flowers here

Oh sweets, come and find me, it’s not love but I’m not hiding
We could drink like we’re seventeen, stumble down a hill into the trees
On our old stomping grounds, we could go straight to hell

There’s just bones there, just bones there
There’s just bones there, just bones there

Oh sweets, come and find me, it’s not love but I’m not hiding
No I’m not hiding, no no

Mary
Mary gives the boys a fever
It’s a hundred degrees when she’s around
Like the hottest day in summer
When there’s no way to stop the sweat from beading down

She’s cool, calm and collected
They, they can’t find their tongues
She’s cool, calm and collected
Ready for what comes

Mary has style like no other
Or maybe things just look good on her
She sings her way across the Boulevard
Even when the rain is pouring down

She’s cool, calm and collected
They, they can’t find their tongues
She’s cool, calm and collected
Ready for what comes

She’s just like a ferris wheel
Spinning round and round
While all the boys look her up and down
They want to find out how she works
So they can work for her
They want to find out, like I want to find out

Mary gives the boys a fever, yes she does
It’s a hundred degrees when she’s around
Like the hottest day in summer
When there’s no way to stop the sweat from beading down

She’s cool, calm and collected
They, they can’t find their tongues
She’s cool, calm and collected
Ready for what comes

Disconnected
The disconnected, the lost young souls
I see you with your head down
I see you with your head down
That’s no place to find the wonder
And you can’t change a past
No you can’t change a past
Though you can change
Where you’re going

If you don’t think you’ll make it
Then you won’t make it
If you don’t try
Then you won’t know
Don’t waste that potential

To lost young souls,
I hope you wake up wide eyed with hope
My money’s on you, my money’s on you
To Turn this ship around
And you can’t change a past
No you can’t change a past
Though you can change
Where you’re going

If you don’t think you’ll make it
Then you won’t make it
If you don’t try
Then you won’t know
Don’t waste that potential

I see potential in you, I see potential in you
Now tell me what are you gonna do?

Birds
She came close and whispered I need your hands on my hips
Fella give me an answer before some other man comes to my glance

Gotta move to the music, gotta move to the music
Come on move now, come on move

You know she’s pretty like Audrey, those eyes bound to suck you in
Got a feeling about this one, just might put a ring on her hand

Gotta move to the music, gotta move to the music
Come on move now, come on move

The last bird that he had didn’t sing
The last bird that he had didn’t sing
You need a bird that can sing so your life is sweet
You need a bird that can sing

Gotta move to the music, gotta move to the music
Come on move now, come on move

Go move, find a bird that can sing
Yeah move, find your melody

Houses
Please forgive me, I’ve gone and fucked it up again
Like the smell of the smoke and the fire when it burns oh I love the way it glows

Please just hold me, I’m young and I’m dumb and I’m numb
I need someone that can wake me up, to show me that there is love

All the houses in a row, all the houses I need a home
I’ve been running, I’ve been running
I’ve been running away, I’ve been running for so long
I’ve been running, I’ve been running
I’ve been running away, I’ve been running so long, so long

Please don’t leave me I can’t make it on my own
I need that push come on and give me that push and help me laugh if the bottom falls out

All the houses in a row, all the houses I need a home
I’ve been running, I’ve been running
I’ve been running away, I’ve been running for so long
I’ve been running, I’ve been running
I’ve been running away, I’ve been running for so long, so long

Broken
You were cherry cheeked off talking
I was digging for some matches
Under a crescent moon, I could go on without you
I could could go off into the dark
You, you’re slippery when you’re drinking
Daddy’s little angel in torn up tights
Down these streets we know, you could get off without me
I could could go on past neon signs

I’m not a broken man, I’ve got days to live
And I feel better than I’ve felt
I’m not a broken man, but tonight blood is thin
And I feel better, yeah better, than I’ve felt

Love honey ’til the day I die
The little lights that hold you tight
Oh, everything will be alright
Love honey ’til the day I die
The little lights that hold you tight
Oh, everything will be just fine

I’m not a broken man, I’ve got days to live
And I feel better than I’ve felt
I’m not a broken man but tonight blood is thin
And I feel better, yeah better, than I’ve felt

You were right we were no good together
You and I, we were better as strangers
And so it goes, so it goes

I’m not a broken man, I’ve got days to live
And I feel better, yeah better, than I’ve felt
I’m not a broken man but tonight my blood is thin
And I feel better, yeah better, than I’ve felt

You were so slippery

Take Back The City
Boys, we were born boxers
With hands like our fathers
Not bound to the fight
But if you gotta fight
Keep it honest, keep it clean
No knives or guns tonight
No lost brothers, mothers holding candles

Take back the city, take back the streets
Take back the city, take back the streets

Gentlemen, these are hard times
To keep our sisters safe
Fight if you gotta fight
But don’t fight to kill
‘Cause no one wins
No knives or guns tonight
No lost brothers, mothers holding candles

Take back the city, take back the streets
Take back the city, take back the streets

Bound by blood we’re together
Down by the tracks, kicking up dust
Like wolves ready, ripe for the hunt

Take it back, take it back, take it back, take it back
You were born ready

Oh yes you were.

Take back the city, take back the streets

American Dreams
You went there to drink, I went to watch the alcoholics, all desperate shades of dissappointment
Making their appointment for happy hour drinks and VLT’s

And I watch them and I watch you and wait on slurs and cusses
And I watch them and I watch you and it’s all scars and bruises
If this is the life I don’t want to live it, American dreams

Have you felt let down? Have you felt the fucked up feeling that everyone’s leaving?
I never understood how you never understood that they weren’t there in the first place

And I watch them and I watch and wait on slurs and cusses
And I watch them and I watch you and its all scars and bruises
If this is the life I don’t want to live, American dreams

Give me a place to rest my head and maybe a book to read
Give me a place to rest my head that’s all I need

This is my life I’m going to live it, American dreams

Song For Jae
We were running through the forrest, hatchets in our hands
Starting fires, getting wet
In Lost lakes I felt a pounding in my chest

Anytime you want to, call and catch up
If you need a shoulder, I’ve got you covered

We were sleeping by the river in a mountain pass
Keeping quiet, staying distant
Still that night, I felt a pounding in my chest

Anytime you want to, call and catch up
If you need a shoulder, I’ve got you covered

And don’t you settle for a prick
You’re a diamond, you’re a diamond
And don’t you settle for a prick
You’re a diamond, you need a good man

You’re a diamond, you’re a diamond
And the boys are a dime a dozen
Yeah, a dime a dozen
The boys are a dime a dozen

You’re a diamond, you’re a diamond

Tiger Song (reprise)
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
I said no tiger, I don’t need no friends anymore
I want a love to sing all the good soul I’ve heard

Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
I said no tiger, I don’t need no friends anymore
I want me an ocean and a mockingbird

Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger came and tried to be a friend to me
Tiger won’t you always be a friend to me
Tiger you’re the only one I see

And I want you, through and through

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