Name in Lights

by The Band That Saved The World

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1.
You can lead a horse to water But you cannot make it drink You can educate your brother But you cannot make him think You can gather every penny You find lying on the ground But you're sure to miss what's coming When you're always looking down Get your name on the evening news 'Til everybody wants to be like you Take it all 'til you get your fill Get your face on the dollar bill Shiny Plastic People Shiny Plastic People Never quite as real as you'd like them to be You can vie for every virtue In your quest to be adored Let the truth of love elude you 'Til you're broken on the floor You could be worshipped by the masses Decree with every whim Until you're staring down the barrel Of one who'll never fill within Still you want to Get your name on the evening news 'Til everybody wants to be like you Take it all 'til you get your fill Get your face on the dollar bill Shiny Plastic People Shiny Plastic People Never quite as real as seen on TV I am more than a voice More than these words More than this very moment Yet I am less than a person More like an image on your television Shiny Plastic People Never as real as you and me Shiny Plastic People Never quite as real as they'd have you believe
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04:52
My old school had broken windows My old school had yellowed walls Radiators that would clang so loudly You could hear them up and down the halls My old school had cracks in the pavement Of a concrete playing ground Couldn't help but fall every time you'd play ball And everybody else would gather 'round As the tears came falling down Old School My old school had all kinds of children I saw my friends for the people they were Not just some color or race or religion Or the price of their shoes and shirt My old school had hardcore teachers Make you work all day and night Wouldn't give up on you even when you wanted them to Keep on trying 'til you got it right Saw in each of us a burning light Old School They tore it down last season To put the land to "better use" When money is the rhyme and reason Don't care about what you lose Bring back the Old School Bring back the Old School Bring back the Old School Bring back the Old School Old School You can blame it on the golden hue of memory That old school held the best of you And the best of me And the people we were yet to be Then there's the governor Taking money from the schools So much easier to raise a nation of fools Reminds me of something my teacher once said Without an EDUCATION We're all ENSLAVED Bring back the Old School Bring back the Old School Bring back the Old School Old School
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Mama said it'd be okay If you mind your own business. But it seems business is to blame When we're stuck with all its mess. People been crying 'bout it so long That we can no longer hear them. They just blend in to the endless din Of the preachin’ of fear, yeah. They say, The tide is rising There's no longer a high ground No more denying It's way over my head now The tide is rising Oh, Police driving tanks, Still they can't lose the shakes On their itchy trigger finger. I wonder if they sense That we can't pay the rent, While the rich getting richer. They got to detect All the thoughts that infect, When there's barely a flicker. Because they need to protect All the wealthy elect, While the mob's getting thicker. And The tide is rising There's no longer a high ground No more denying It's way over my head now The tide is rising You can't stop the wheels from turning Rolling down the highway to our dreams But when the sign says there's a curve approaching Make me wonder, Who's driving this thing? Can you tell me? Who is driving? SOLO Papa said the ones you can never trust Are the ones that look so in control For you ain’t never known war And you ain’t never known peace: You only want to know what's comfortable. The common extortion: They offer a fortune To just sell your soul, babe. But, living your life like a TV show, You don't even know what's real. And The tide is rising There's no longer a high ground No more denying It's way over my head now The tide is rising The Tide is Rising Can you tell me Who is driving? Because The Tide is Rising
4.
The queen of belle la vie They say when you walk by With all your coterie So hard to see what's Right behind their smiles... All your dreams are coming true They hang on every word And hope for every sigh And why should it be wrong? They're all just drawn Like moths into your light... All your dreams are coming true It's the least that they can do With your glory raining down An embarrassment of riches baby A jewel set in your crown The queen of belle la vie You're the light that makes the day So You know you can't be blamed For all the hearts You broke along the way... All your dreams are coming true. The camera loves your face The people love your smile The ratings will be great Just so long as you keep them all the while All your dreams are coming true It's the least that we can do To keep your feet off of the ground Let the masters paint your visage, baby While you're straightening your crown ...lest it fall down Solo When the crowds have all gone home, the banners blown away, when you're all alone, You never dreamed The price you'd have to pay... All your dreams are coming true All your dreams are coming true All your dreams are coming true All your dreams are coming true Your Majesty... The Queen of Belle La Vie Yeah, yeah, yeah.... The Queen of Belle La Vie -The whole town has been on the rebound ever since you came ‘round The Queen of Belle La Vie -Every woman every man would give up all they can just to get a chance with The Queen of Belle La Vie -In the mirror do you see when you drink your cup of tea her royal majesty The Queen of Belle La Vie -And in your head it all makes sense The perfect defense of The Queen...
5.
05:26
The sky reflects on murky water So it seems a shade of blue And paints a perfect rainbow For when the summer shower is through And just like the sky, The sparkles light your eye, And we share a glimpse or two I will reflect it back to you... And we pause... For reflection. ... You see my Ship is sailing It harbors briefly on the shore And I want you with me ‘Cause I got room for just one more But realize that the sea Will make it hard for you to see Where you’re going And what for Ain’t nothing like it was before Like When you were safe on shore ...oh yeah Lord, Except for your reflection So fragrant florals will fade And wither as they do So we cannot forget Our time is fleeting too We will learn to live each day Like it all might blow away While the wind, the wind that shakes the tree, Is also spreading next year’s seed Oh, you know it is. The winds of change will blow you around and around. Oh, babe, And You might not get what you want, babe, but I guarantee, oh, you’re gonna get what you need. The winds of change will blow you around and around, Like the Earth around the Sun, Like the Moon around the Earth, Everything got to change. Oh,lord. Even the Tide affects the Moon, Even the- Oh... yeah, yeah... Oh, the winds of change... You got to trust the winds of change. Oh yeah…
6.
Better watch what you do, Watch what you say. Hide the real you for another day. Living terrified, you never will be free. Trapped between who you are and who you're supposed to be. But the world don't care how you feel. got you chasin every little bit of happiness you can steal. It's got you wondering, What is real? What is real? What is real, Anyway? Everybody's going on with their little lives, Looking for some roadmap to survival. Gathering the little things Up in piles so they can't see That the wind will blow it all down eventually. And ain't nobody gonna catch you when you fall. So you surrounded every little bit of happiness behind a wall. No wonder you're crying, What is real? What is real? What is real anyway? What is real? What is real? What is real anyway? What is real anyway? Seems everybody got the answer, They can tell you what it's all about. So you follow any shiny plastic prophet that say they got it figured out. But you can't escape the feeling You missed a rung somehow, oh yeah. Always thought you'd see your Name in lights By now. You can work your whole life to build a legacy, Only to be squandered by those Who disagree… With what you took for, What is real What is real What is real anyway? What is real? What is real? What is real anyway? What is real anyway? ...I can hear the clock ticking... What is real anyway? What is real anyway? What is real anyway? What is real anyway?

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released July 12, 2018

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An original Funk/Rock/Soul/R&B group from Lawrence, KS. A good time, every time. Working hard for your peace of mind.

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