Temptation Blues


Hard times make a man grow strong they say
But that ain’t necessarily the case
There’s right and wrong, and there’s what a heart can stand
But they look different to a desperate man

It’s an easy thing to sin
And easier still to do it again

I may not have a lot to show, but at least
At least my hands are clean

A microphone can’t make a thing the truth
But that don’t mean we don’t get fooled
These talking heads, they scream and scream and scream
‘Cause the biggest lie is easy to believe

Fear’s one hell of a commodity
When they don’t give a shit about you or me

I may not have a lot to show but at least
At least my hands are clean

Temptation blues…

There ain’t no man in a black cloak buying souls
Today he makes reality shows
‘Cause privacy and dignity bring more
And he’s turning folks away at the door

Money ain’t so hard to make
If you don’t care about the flesh it takes

I may not have a lot to show but at least
At least my hands are clean
Or that’s what I, what I tell myself at least
At least my hands are clean

Everything Burns


A cold night
The fire wanes
Another drink
To keep me awake

Shadows on
This life I’ve made
What I’ve lost
And what I saved

But everything burns
Everything burns eventually

A big house
But an empty bed
I collapse into
And want you instead

In this light
Success can seem
Failure when
It keeps you from me

‘Cause everything burns
Everything burns eventually

Come back
You’re all I need, would you
Come back?
I’d trade anything if you’d
Come back…

‘Cause everything burns
Everything burns eventually

Goodbye at the End of the World

There are days
When it seems
Being lonely would be better
Than another night with you

But there are ways
To believe
If you tell it long enough
A lie becomes the truth

And we don’t have to talk about it
Why our eyes no longer meet
And we don’t have to talk about it
What this silence means

We can pretend that if the world should end
It’s enough we’d have a hand to hold
A final kiss as we plunge in the abyss
Could make us feel like we’d been whole
But that’s no way to live these days
So I say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

It’s a game
And we both play
Even though we know by now
They’re only empty moves

I’m afraid
To walk away
‘Cause when you’re on your own
There’s always so much more to prove

And we don’t have to talk about it
What we lost along the way
We don’t have to talk about it
What it costs for us to stay

We can pretend that if the world should end
It’s enough we’d have a hand to hold
A final kiss as we plunge in the abyss
Could make us feel like we’d been whole
But that’s no way to live these days
So I say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye