stephen grayce  l y r i c s 

LOOKING FOR LIGHT
 
 

(All songs by Stephen Grayce, © 2004 Stephen Grayce. Lyrics reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.)
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hit the road

you were an electrocution / lightning bolt from above
 you opened up my elocution / taught me all the words of love
opened my imagination / Ďbout gave me a heart attack
 showed me all your sweet sensations / now you wanna take Ďem back

but i canít give in / canít give up
canít give out / canít get enough now
 you just wanna stop it / i just wanna lock and load
 baby i just wanna hit it / you just wanna hit the road

 youíre one bad motorfinger / treating me the way you do
a bee with an extra stinger / piercing my heart straight through
 you lift me up and then you drop me / kiss me then you walk away
 blow me up just to pop me / donít let love get in the way

but i canít give in / canít give up
canít give out / canít get enough now
 you just wanna stop it / i just wanna lock and load
 baby i just wanna hit it / you just wanna hit the road

 all this fake emotion / has me just a bit confused
 giving me the strangest notion / feeling just a little used
 youíre working my heart from the middle / turning it inside out
 iím gonna have to push a little / to find out what itís all about

'cause i canít give in / canít give up
canít give out / and it's messing me up
 you just wanna stop it / i just wanna lock and load
 baby i just wanna hit it / you just wanna hit the road
 
 

superman for free

i wonít be your superman for free
youíre gonna have to make me want to fly
youíre gonna have to show your soul to me
and make me want to reach down deep inside

i wonít be your savior for a song
and i wonít back a cause that isnít right
what good can come if everything is wrong
we wouldnít last a lifetime / a lifetime or a night

give me something to dream on
something to beam on
a reason to try
wonít you show me what love takes
baby bring on the heartache
crack open this sky
make it cry

i wonít be your superman for free
and i wonít make your world all right for you
til the vision in these x-ray eyes
tells me that you love me too
 
 

smoke and mirrors

saw a crash today and the car was you
what happened to the man that we once knew
did you sell your soul or did it just turn blue

 were you tempted in the dark or blinded by the light
 dazed by the beauty or toppled by the might
did you ever stand a chance will you ever be all right

 are you meeting up with all your demons
 are they everything you thought they'd be
are you there behind the smoke and mirrors
smoke and mirrors

 i think about your dreams and what they meant to be
 the magic of the moment the vision of the free
 now someone isn't dancing and someone isn't me

did you miss a highway on your journey
did you turn into a darker sky
are you there behind the smoke and mirrors
smoke and mirrors

did you take your wings for granted
did you take your wings too far
were you too close to the sun
sun sun sun here it comes

i wish that i could find the courage that youíve lost
to reach into the shadows and pull you back across
but the game's already played and who knows what it's cost

will i see you on a summer sunday
will i see you with your head held high
are you there behind the smoke and mirrors
smoke and mirrors
 
 

all these walls

zero to a hundred back to one
someone turned the light off almost gone
miss another road every time i blink
life is throwing rocks just to watch me sink
and i used to be a rolling stone
but how this moss has grown

all these walls
how'd they get so tall
all these walls

sitting in the shadows with myself
wishing i were anybody else
too scared to try too tired to roam
baby if you find me send me home
and i used to be a one man show
butt the ship hit ground you know

all these walls
how'd they get so tall
all these walls

and if the light is in here somewhere
i hope i find it soon
cause it's a long long way to paradise
if the sky has no more room

well i used to be a hurricane
but things are not the same

all these walls
how'd they get so tall
all these walls
 
 

billy can fly

they say it's been nearly a year
they say in the springtime he went far away
but i know that he is still here
i feel him fly by every day

billy can fly now
billy gets high now

maybe he's standing in a tall field of grass
maybe he's fishing in a clear bright stream
maybe he's batting some balls around
and maybe he's finally living his dream

billy can fly now
billy gets high now

and i think that he knows that i loved him
and i think that he knows that i tried
and i think that he knows
that i know that he knows / all the feelings inside
when he flies by

so now when i think of the man that is gone
i can still see him and hear his hello
and i know he's still looking out for me
Ďcause baby, heroes are like that you know

billy can fly now
billy gets high now
billy can fly now

he can fly
and only god knows how high
 
 

gone

take a walk catch the air / put some water on your face
canít believe this is true
first itís here then itís left / and thereís nothing in its place
will your love come back to you

or is it gone like the winter snow
missing like a wayward child
and if itís gone where did it go
is it out there somewhere running wild

shake your head wring your hands / curse the clouds in the air
what did you do so wrong
walk the miles retrace your steps / as the light fades away
was it darkness all along

or is it gone like the winter snow
missing like a wayward child
and if itís gone where did it go
is it out there somewhere running wild

wilder than the sea at night
mocking you with all its might

looking high looking low / for a means to this end
do you think itís past its time
turn around walk away / try to dream it again
will it be there to find / or is it gone

or is it gone like the winter snow
missing like a wayward child
and if itís gone where did it go
is it out there somewhere running wild
 
 

over

we're living in the waiting room / gotta make a choice real soon
we could drag the whole thing out or try to fake it
maybe if we play it right / we could both survive tonight
i always heard that breaking up is what you make it

i don't need to look around / to know that all the walls came down
i don't need a broken dream hanging off my shoulder
i don't need a neon sign / to show me where to draw the line
i don't know just what we had but i know it's over

i don't wanna toss the blame / never tried to play that game
never had the rules laid out or meant to break them
toss the dice and watch 'em roll / buy some time and sell my soul
and if the crumbs should fall my way you know i'll take them

i don't need to look around / to know that all the walls came down
i don't need a broken dream hanging off my shoulder
i don't need a neon sign / to show me where to draw the line
i don't know just what we had but i know it's over

gotta make an even break / to keep away from big mistakes
canít live in a fantasy at hope's insistence
now's the time to let it go / don't really have a choice you know
time for us to close the books and split the difference

i don't need to look around / to know that all the walls came down
i don't need a broken dream hanging off my shoulder
i don't need a neon sign / to show me where to draw the line
i don't know just what we had but i know it's over

and i don't wanna hold your hand / if it belongs to another man
i don't  wanna give it all and just get older
and i don't need a flashing light / to tell me when to say goodnight
i don't know just what we had but i know it's over
 
 

looking for light

well the world is still here / and the air is as cold as before
nothing is clear / not sure i can see anymore
the anchorís for worse / and the ship is adrift in the night
is the darkness a curse / or a cure for the sadness of sight

am i looking for light in a windowless room
did i dream up the sun and imagine the moon
and where are the stars

just a day since youíve gone / and iím not quite sure who i am
is the needing so strong / that the wanting is out of my hands
am i getting so lost / that one turn could take me away
and if i add up the cost / is there still far too much left to pay

am i looking for light in a windowless room
did i dream up the sun and imagine the moon
and where are the stars

am i really remembering mountains
was that really the dawn on my face
was the wind really warm all around me
when did all of this cold take its place

i wish i had fought / the storm of this steady decay
and i wish that i knew / how to make all the pain go away
and iím still on my knees / but iím holding as tight as i can
so pray for me please / and send me some sky if you can

am i looking for light in a windowless room
did i dream up the sun and imagine the moon
and where are the stars

donít i need a little light upon me
tell me donít you think i really need a little light

i canít see where iím going / canít see where iíve been
canít see no enemies / ainít got no friends
walking to nowhere / traveling fast
maybe iíll get there / home at last
 
 

quiet please

quiet please / i'm looking for my memories
saw them last so long ago / i don't know if they still breathe

i saw the sun / back when it shone on everyone
before we saw the darkness come / that caused the light to leave

when can this ever be over / how can we live through the pain
how will we ever find sunlight / standing heartdeep in acres of rain

so quiet please / we're sorting through the casualties
i admit that i don't have a clue / what to do in times like these
quiet please

quiet please / as we accustom to this new disease
trying to hang on til they find a cure / something pure to still the freeze
quiet please
 
 

high and fine

if youíre a singer and iím a song
why can we not get along
i see enough to know that i am blind
but i know enough to know to change my mind

standing on your altar there
universe eyes and flaxen hair
you think that i should worship at your feet
but i donít think your toes are all that sweet

and i donít know why
i should dare to dream
and sing a song of love / to a girl i only dreamed of
between the lines

lose the boys and tell the girls
baby itís a big wide world
of people that will help you with your need
lie down on the couch and just succeed

and then when your succeedingís done
youíre on the move and on the run
take another coffee to the kids
tell the babies just what mama did

and i donít know why
iím feeling high and fine
and why i dare to dream
to sing a song of love / to a dream i only dreamed of
 between the lines
 
 
 
 

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