Lyrics

American Radio

time is moving
oh, so fast
creeping up – want the
night to last

these dreams are wrestling
with our hands
gather strength for the
will to grasp

slow it way down
slow it way down

through the static
the – voice it cracks
move the dial
try to – bring it back

there’s only one fix for
this deliverance

slow it way down
slow it way down

Give me something now
something I don’t know

Give me something now
let me feel the pull

I’m driving out so I can hear this
American radio

all the airwaves
on this dusty stretch
are filled with preachers
their raves and rants

we are just like children
in this land
just like children
not yet to stand
these dreams are wrestling
with our hands

slow it way down
slow it way down

Give me something now
something I don’t know

Give me something now
let me feel the pull

I’m driving out so I can hear this
American radio

Give me something now
something I don’t know

Give me something now
let me feel the pull

I’m driving out so I can hear this
American radio

 

 

Prenuclear Age

we can talk
after the war

in that time
so i’m told

but, baby, you don’t know
all the things we will forego

and I hear so many hearts alive
beat along to pull the line

so many hearts alive
beat back along to pull the line…

pull the trigger, now it’s too late
you can’t take it back all the way

claim the age before it’s gone
prenuclear – let’s keep it on

any other age
dreaming of – any other age

we can talk
over the wall

in this city
built to fall

you know i’ll be on the street
a silver lining of defeat

and you ask the kids to pull the line
you tell them it will be fine

ask the kids to make it right
oh, now, now, put out this fire…

pull the trigger, now it’s too late
you can’t take it back all the way

claim the age before it’s gone
prenuclear – let’s keep it on

any other age
dreaming of – any other age

(take it all back now
the pieces, they fall out

take it all back now
the pieces, they fall)

any other age
dreaming of – any other age

 

 

Elation

elation – bring awake the radio mind
elation – you take back all the wasted time
elation – such a host, these golden skies
elation – burn right through the stereo mind

feeling all the weight in the air
feeling all the weight in the air
feeling all the weight in the air

elation – this city walks a narrow line
elation – play like you can own the light
elation – burn right through the heart of time

feeling all the weight in the air
feeling all the weight in the air
feeling all the weight in the air

we’re taken in – by the west end
taken in – by the west end

elation – bring awake the radio mind
elation – you take back all the wasted time

feeling all the weight in the air
feeling all the weight in the air
feeling all the weight in the air

even if only there –
in your mind

there – in your mind
there
in your mind

we’re taken in – by the west end
playing out – on the west end

we’re taken in – by the west end
playing out – on the west end

elation – bring awake the radio mind
elation – you change the stereo world

 

 

Fight (FBM)

if you’re completely locked down
you might not want to stick around

bars so cold and shut out
where is the light – where is the sound

fight the big machine
find a way to make it bleed

find a way to tell – all the people
we’re gonna make it out
we’re gonna make it out

we’re gonna make it out
we’re gonna make it out

all the trials that come ’round
is there a way to make them count

and the noises from inside you pound
you just need space to hold your ground

fight the big machine
find a way to make it bleed

find a way to tell – all the people
we’re gonna make it out
we’re gonna make it out

we’re gonna make it out
we’re gonna make it out

don’t say it, no, no
don’t think it – no, no

when you dare to think the words
the words will be heard
and all the time spent will be good

fight the big machine
find a way to make it bleed

find a way to tell – all the people

we’re gonna make it out
we’re gonna make it out

we’re gonna make it out
we’re gonna make it out

 

 

Can’t Get Enough

loose mouth
loose change
play to me

bang, bang,
kids, you
sure know how to be

come ‘round
be strange
lay it all out to see

faded – faded
play to me

can’t get, can’t get
can’t get enough of it

no pills
no bombs
no more war to play

saw through
the truth
and you don’t need the game

break down
the wheel
what do you feed it on

can’t fold
your heart
what are you working for

faded – faded
play to me

can’t get, can’t get
can’t get enough of it

play it – play it
sounds so easy

can’t get, can’t get
can’t get enough of it

(and you say we break down)

my friend, you say that it’s all me
well hear this one out

can you afford not to be
not coming ‘round

faded – faded
play to me

can’t get, can’t get
can’t get enough of it

play it – play it
sounds so easy

can’t get, can’t get
can’t get enough of it

 

(nothing’s changed – I still feel the same)

all songs by Lucy Langlas ©2017