Anthology 2

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1. Smile

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2. Melt Me

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3. Radio On

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4. Heat of the Sun

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5. All Is Still

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6. Like A Flower

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7. Simple Thing

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8. Last Defense

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9. Let It Rise

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10. Kick It

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11. Every Road Has Changed

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12. Took A Picture

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13. Old World Disappear

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14. Hope Will Fall

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15. Soldier Becomes Your Best Friend

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16. Photograph (Demo)

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ANTHOLOGY 2 LYRICS

Smile
I thought our love was strong
But now our money’s gone
I know love can remain
Let’s talk for a while
I’ll pick your brain
So who’s to blame
Come on let’s run away
Forget the past, it’s time to play
Hold my hand a while
Look into my eyes let’s see that smile
Let’s make this hate cease
Can we end this war
Can’t we have some peace
This just ain’t my style
Let’s talk for a while
‘Bout what our love means
Our dreams
Come on let’s run away
Forget the past, it’s time to play
Hold my hand a while
Look into my eyes let’s see that smile
I’d love to see your face
And lay down with you in some dark place
But for now let’s just remain
Friends
I know if we were smart
We’d have a close heart to heart
With a new start
Come on let’s run away
Forget the past, it’s time to play
Hold my hand a while
Look into my eyes let’s see that smile
Come on, come on
Forget the past
It’s time to play
I said come on, come on, come on
Smile
[Written by CP Pennington]
Melt Me
Hey, when I first saw your face
I knew I’d fall from grace
You were just too much to handle
Your eyes looked at me that way
The flicker caught my glance
Just like a candle
Now I just have to say
You melt me like the morning sun
I’ve never had so much fun
You keep me going
Your hand I want to hold in mine
I promise I’ll be kind
And you’ll be knowing
I love you
I love you
I feel our paths’ crossed for sure
A love that will endure
Is on the way
Your dreams
Will all come true with me
Yeah, you just wait and see
The seeds I’m sewing
Now I just have to say
You melt me like the morning sun
I’ve never had so much fun
You keep me going
Your hand I want to hold in mine
I promise I’ll be kind
And you’ll be knowing
I love you
I love
You melt me like the sun
I’ve never had so much fun
You keep me going
Your hand I want to hold in mine
I promise I’ll be kind
And you’ll be knowing
I love you
I love you
[Written by CP Pennington]
Radio On
A broken man with a narrow face
Sings a lonely song
All awhile in his secret world
He seems to follow along
But he’s gone
Late at night when he leaves his place
He likes to leave the radio on
When he comes home and he can’t walk
He welcomes in the dawn
Late at night when he goes to sleep
She’s gone
She appears and she is kind
She pours herself over him
In the heat and in the sweat
He feels her tender skin
Then she’s gone
Late at night when he leaves his place
He likes to leave the radio on
When he comes home and he can’t walk
He welcomes in the dawn
Late at night when he goes to sleep
He’s gone
Late at night when he leaves his place
He likes to leave the radio on
When he comes home and he can’t walk
He welcomes in the dawn
Late at night when he goes to sleep
He’s gone
He’s gone
She’s gone
[Written by Brian Stewart & CP Pennington]
Heat of the Sun
Simplify your desire
To see me cry tonight
Amplify your rational
And let’s be still tonight
The angels on the mercy seat
Have sent our love down through the fire
Has ever been our loving friend
Like cellophane, king to sire
Take the fear from year to year
That you’ve made up with such fun
Realize that in my eyes
Your lips have the heat of the sun
The angel on the mercy seat
Has sent our love down through the fire
Has ever been our loving friend
Like cellophane, king to sire
The angel on the mercy seat
Has sent our love down through the fire
Has ever been our loving friend
Like cellophane, king to sire
Leave your soul in the calm
Laughing eyes of a friend
Send it home with much love
And silence tears once again
The angels on the mercy seat
Have sent our love down through the fire
Has ever been our loving friend
Like cellophane, king to sire
Has ever been our loving friend
Like cellophane, king to sire
[Written by CP Pennington]
All Is Still
People say when you grow old
All that’s left is ashes, left is coal
Sailor’s dream of a wind
That fills their sails and lets them spin
Then hurricanes arise and
Sink their ships to their surprise
With their fortune on the way
Sailor’s dream, vanished in a haze
People tend to write their story
Try to find their faded glory
Try to win the very fun
That fades out with the sinking sun
Then hurricanes arise and
Sink their ships to their surprise
With their fortune on the way
Their dreams all vanish in a haze
Then hurricanes arise and
Sink their ships to all surprise
With their fortune on the way
All our dreams vanish in a haze
[Written by CP Pennington]
Like A Flower
There you go again
Down your lonely road
Should have listened to me then
When I tried to make your home my home
So hold me like a flower
‘Til I wilt and die
I’ll wait for you for hours
Then I’ll say goodbye
No matter what I said
You always listened to your friends
I was to your demise
Because you lost me in the end
So hold me like a flower
‘Til I wilt and die
I’ll wait for you for hours
‘Til I say goodbye
Goodbye
Now that I am here
And you, you are there
Things have changed for good
And I am happier, I swear
So hold me like a flower
‘Til I wilt and die
I’ll wait for you for hours
Then I’ll say goodbye
Goodbye
[Written by CP Pennington]
Simple Thing
All the things that I feel
Trying to make it all seem real to you
But my heart, it tears me up
Like a little paper cut, it’s true
Here it goes again
Say goodbye to my friend
What a simple thing you had to say
Always seems your tears got in the way
Loving you was such a simple plan
But what you leave is such a different man
Crazy eyes, crazy smile
We were heavy for a while
Then it all went really south
From what I heard come out your mouth, oh man
Here it goes again
Time to lose another friend
What a simple thing you had to say
Always seems your tears got in the way
Loving you was such a simple plan
But what you leave is such a different man
Such a different man
[Written by CP Pennington]
Last Defense
And the weak will be made strong
Like the night is sure and the day long
Like the blue eyes that turn to gray
Some will go and some will stay
Memories of slumbering
That was such a precious, precious thing
Now the skies above have turned to red
As the golden rain falls on our heads
Please forgive me before the end comes
When I’ll meet my fate where my river runs
Like the sun sets after a hard day’s work
Where the shadows fall that’s where you lurk
When the sentiment all starts making sense
You are my last hope, you are my last defense
I can feel your fire, standing on the shore
Though you’re far away I still feel warm
My soul is calm like nothing’s wrong
Then I feel the chill as I write this song
All the memories here they come
You were brilliant and I was dumb
Like a falling star I hit the earth
But with my death there will be birth
So please forgive me before the end comes
When I’ll meet my fate where my river runs
Like the sun sets after a hard day’s work
Where the shadows cast that’s where you lurk
When the sentiment all starts making sense
You are my last hope, you are my last defense
You are my last defense
[Written by CP Pennington]
Let It Rise
Well, hello there I see stars in your hair
I see miryads of angels surrounding you
What is your sign, tell me yours I’ll tell you mine
And it scares me to the bone of what might be
Let your smile part the gray sky
Let it grow, let it grow
Like a blaze in the fire upon the snow
Let your soul burst out and free fly
Let it rise, let it rise
Like a bird, like a bird, like a bird in the skies
Well, hello there, it’s me in the mail
Just sending something that only time will tell
Been a little while, did you like what you saw
Would you like a personal slide show
I promise I’m more humble, it was all a big plot
To make me into something I am not
Don’t kiss the tv, just call me on the phone
And I’ll give you what I got, I’ll give you what I got
Let your smile part the gray sky
Let it grow, let it grow
Like a blaze in the fire upon the snow
Let your soul burst out and free fly
Let it rise, let it rise
Like a bird, like a bird, like a bird in the skies
Let your smile part the gray sky
Let it grow, let it grow
Like a blaze in the fire upon the snow
Let your soul burst out and free fly
Let it rise, let it rise
Like a bird, like a bird, like a bird in the skies
[Written by CP Pennington]
Kick It
Yo, what’s up?
Yo, I don’t know dude, what’s up with you?
What’s up?
Nothing
Okay, I’m gonna sing a song, alright
Let’s go
Hit it
Come on
Kick it, come on, kick it, come on, kick it
Come on, come on
Kick it, oh, kick it, yo, kick it, hey
Come on, come on, come on now
Kick it, oh, kick it, ah, kick it, hey
Come on, come on, come on now
Kick it, oh, kick it, hey, kick it hard
Hey there, I’m a man who’s putting his foot down
One in front of the other as they hit the ground
I’m going over to your place
I’m gonna suck some more of your pretty face
Hard, hard, hard
Now kick it, kick it hard
Kick it, come on, kick it, come on, kick it
Come on, come on
Kick it, oh, kick it, yo, kick it, hey
Come on, come on, come on now
Kick it, oh, kick it, ah, kick it, hey
Come on, come on, come on now
Kick it, oh, kick it, hey, kick it hard
I’m a saint or I’m tryin to be
But I left it all for a discovery
On a mission to serve what serves me well
I’m on a big hand basket heading straight for hell
Hard, hard, hard
Kick it, kick it hard
Kick it, come on, kick it, come on, kick it
Come on, come on
Kick it, oh, kick it, yo, kick it, hey
Come on, come on, come on now
Kick it, oh, kick it, ah, kick it, hey
Come on, come on, come on now
Kick it, oh, kick it, hey, kick it hard
I’m coming back from a nasty fall
I’m gonna be a poster child on a posterwall
I’ll be the king, yeah, I’ll be wearing a crown
That big bad devil won’t get me down
I’ll be with you for eternity
You will be my queen and I will be your bee
We’ll make honey that’s sweet to the taste
Just like your lips when they hit my face
Kick it, kick it, kick it hard
Kick it, kick it, kick it hard
Hard, hard, hard
Kick it, kick it hard
That’s right fool
[Written by CP Pennington & Brian Stewart]
Every Road Has Changed
Driving down the road, itch in my eye
I’ve got one bad gear, it’s hard to drive
Gotta get moving, gotta stay afloat
Going to San Diego, gonna sail my boat
There’s a blond-haired girl, I’m making her wait
She does things to me that make me feel great
Loving in the morning or the noon-day sun
Going to San Diego gonna have some fun
Every road has changed
I don’t know why, I don’t know why
All her life she said
I am her guy, I’m her guy
I guess that makes her my world
I pulled up, she jumps in
With her beautiful face and her golden skin
My heart starts pumpin like a shotgun
She’s the best prize I ever have won
She turns to me, gives me a grin
Now I know all the trouble we’ll be in
I let out the sail, it starts to blow
Where we’re going nobody knows
Every road has changed
I don’t know why, I don’t know why
All her life she says
I am her guy, I’m her guy
Every road has changed
I don’t know why, I don’t know why
All her life she says
I am her guy, I’m her guy
I guess that makes her my world
I guess that makes her my world
[Written by CP Pennington]
Took A Picture
I took a picture in our hall
Looking for your ghost or an aura
It’s when I got the picture back
I thought your ghost was standing by the door
But maybe someone killed you
And buried you under my house
‘Cause sometimes, your presence I can see
And my tears won’t let me rest
Looks like you got the best of me
Last time you cried in my arms
I still haven’t washed out that shirt
‘Cause the stains from your eyes on the left side
Oh man, that thing’s covered in dirt
But I still need to somehow feel you and taste the salt
From the beautiful eyes of a woman I almost forgot
I took your picture off a wall
I go to sleep with you every night
There’s only love now in this empty house
It’s wonderful that we don’t fuss and fight
And I place your picture on the table in the morning with me
‘Cause I want so badly to have things the way they used to be
But there’s miles of a road as I walk this globe
Looking for you
And the sand and the mud, the rocks and the blood
Filling up my shoes
But I still need to somehow feel you and taste the salt
From the beautiful eyes of a woman I almost forgot
I cried a million tears today
Finally realizing what was done
You did your very best to love me
While I was out chasing the sun
Now the years have passed away like flowers that bloomed
Like the love we used to make in this empty old bedroom
Last time you cried in my arms
I still haven’t washed out that shirt
‘Cause the stains from your eyes on the left side
Oh man, that thing’s covered in dirt
And the miles on the road as I walk this globe
Looking for you
And the sand and the mud, the rocks and the blood
Filling up my shoes
But I still need to somehow feel you and taste the salt
From the beautiful eyes of a woman I almost forgot
From the beautiful eyes of a woman
I almost forgot
[Written by CP Pennington]
Old World Disappear
Like a chain I’m draggin on
And for miles sparks are flying
Got the pedal to the floor
Don’t’ you know my engine’s trying
All the worries of today
Try to calm my troubled mind
All the songs I seem to play
Seem to be a bit unkind
Then I see your eyes
Though they’ve long seemed forgotten
Then I win the prize
That I’d wish that I’d boughten
And I feel your hands
As the reach out in violence
But there’s not enough love
To control all the silence
As I watch my old world disappear
All the senseless things you did
Asking me to change the station
Did it once ever make sense
That I could be your own creation
Then one day I grew up
Was my turn to be a father
And all the things I learned from you
Told me son why even bother
Then I see your eyes
Though they’ve long seemed forgotten
Then I win the prize
That I wish that I’d have boughten
And I feel your hands
As the reach out in violence
But there’s not enough love
To control all the silence
As I watch my old world disappear
[Written by CP Pennington]
Hope Will Fall
She had him at goodbye
He stood at the edge and wondered if he could fly
He burned all the letters
But he couldn’t forget her
Now the ground was moving close
Stopping the pain is what he wants most
He just couldn’t live in
A world unforgiven
Hope will fall, but time flies
Win or lose your dreams will die
Take some advice everything changes
But you will stay the same
Hope, hope, hope…
He woke without a mark
But everyone here was in the dark
He was moving around them
But they just couldn’t see him
Hope will fall, but time flies
Win or lose your dreams will die
Take some advice everything changes
But you will stay the same
You’re weeping and wailing
Maybe God was mistaken
Just keep on telling yourself
Everthing’s alright
Those doors are closing
My mind is exploding
Too little, too late
He’s finally seen the light
Hope will fall, time flies
Win or lose your dreams will die
Take some advice everything changes
But you will stay the same
Hope will fall…
[Written by Brian Stewart]
Soldier Becomes Your Best Friend
War is not the answer she said
As she held her son
Little did she realize
That he would someday fight in one
Sometimes lives become lost
Fighting for a valiant cause
Dying for the right to love
Living for the right to shove
Disagree, but in the end
The soldier becomes your best friend
He keeps the torch burning for your liberty
9/11 came and left
People care, then forget
As they live their lives under freedoms ring
Suicide bombs
IED’s a language all too familiar to me
As I watch my buddy take his final breath
Sometimes lives become lost
Fighting for a valiant cause
Dying for the right to love
Living for the right to shove
Disagree, but in the end
The soldier becomes your best friend
He keeps the torch burning for your liberty
Your liberty
I miss my kids, I miss my wife
So I keep on fighting to give them life
Not knowing if I’ll ever see them again
And for all of those who hate the war
It’s because of me that there’s food in your stores
And why you sleep at night in peace
Sometimes lives become lost
Fighting for a valiant cause
Dying for the right to love
Living for the right to shove
Disagree, but in the end
The soldier becomes your best friend
He keeps the torch burning for your liberty
Your liberty…
[Written by CP Pennington]
Photograph (Demo)
There you go thinking
You got my photograph in your head
‘Cause pictures weren’t taken
Was the love worth making
Are we still mistaken
Please close your eyes
When you think of me
In the still of the silence
When my room is empty
You come and try to tempt me
In my dreams you creep
Now a faded memory
Why can’t you disappear
And let me get some sleep
And if you see me on the street
Don’t say, "Just think,
it would’ve worked so well"
You know we couldn’t live our lives
As we’d like
We’d have to sell our souls
Thought I saw you on tv
You always wanted to be
On the front cover of a magazine
Still hope that you make it
So that I can see
A girl who once loved me
There you go thinking
You got my photograph in your head
‘Cause pictures weren’t taken
Was the love worth making
Are we still mistaken
Please close your eyes
When you think of me
And if you see me on the street
Don’t say, "Just think,
it would’ve worked so well"
You know we couldn’t live our lives
As we’d like
We’d have to sell our souls
There you go thinking
You got my photograph in your head
‘Cause pictures weren’t taken
Was the love worth making
Are we still mistaken
Please close your eyes
When you think of me
Close your eyes when you think of me
[Written by CP Pennington]