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Kick The Habits
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(written for male vocals. Upbeat/peppy, story style. P.S. There is no Pauly. He is in fact just made up.)

V1
I’ve never been known to be afraid
And even now I still don’t fear this
I’m a man, through and through
But looking down
At what **Pauly’s handing to me
This puff just won’t do

I’m ready for a woman like summer heat
And crackling fires
to keep us warm til spring
Ready for all the possibilities
And the way she’ll say my name
I’ll know it’s one habit
That’ll never get old
But first I gotta say man

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

V2
Watchin’ punks nose diving in an alley
All talk and not cut from the same cloth
Ready for a shakeup
But I gotta sigh
This has happened one too many times
Think I’ll keep my hands to myself tonight

Go for a walk to clear my head, it’s 2am
Seeing all these drunks
Damn I don’t wanna be a bum man
Ready for the fast track life, for me
Money won’t ever be an issue
I know it’s one habit
That’ll never get old
But first I gotta do one thing

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing again)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

Bridge
Places places everyone
We all have our roles
In the end it’s not how we start
But how we choose to conquer it
Some rights will always be right
And some wrongs will always be wrong
Before long truths are always told
One truth I wanna mention is

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing again)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us


V3
Ey who’s ready for the good times
And what the good times bring?
Reminisce on past times
And future dreams
Guess I’m ready for this to be a past time too
Guess there’s really only one thing to do

Start counting more blessings and lessons
And step into the role that I want my son to be
Use to scoff at the cross
Now I keep one in my pocket
Never know when you need to ward something off
Now that’s one habit
That’ll never get old
I sure wanna tell ya

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

Kick The Habits

Element
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Oct 25th 2020

V1
They say I’m over thinking
I think they’re over speaking
I’m not a one track mind
I can juggle this and that
Ain’t got me guilty
For going ninety-five in a 50, In my head
And if they can’t keep up
Watch em try to talk it up
Try to do me filthy
They must not have caught on yet (So catch up)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

V2
Oh this is nothing new to me
Wading and sifting through peeps
They think their words sting
Talk is cheap
Actions are royalty
Too bad for them, the crown jewels
Are always out of reach
They’ll paint me the bad guy
Until I play it too well
You think they’d figure out by now (I did it myself)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

Bridge
Oh, don’t get me wrong
I’ve looked back
Counted up my wrongs
While counting up my rights
Sure I could have done things different
But then I wouldn’t be staring at my little mans eyes
And all the bad things people had done
Were gone in an instant
And as I held him close
I was zoning out far away

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

V3
I won’t apologize for being this way
Woke up one day
Realizing I never needed to change
It was just people, places, and things
If I was just a number
Then good for him, you see
You may have had me
But you will never have me
Sometimes it’s better this way
But it’s not always what it seems (I miss you)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

Yeah you were busy playin’ pretend
While I was just livin’

Yeah you were busy playin’ pretend
While I was in my element

Element

Big Bad
Notes

Intro [music]

V1
Just another long week
Watching them all speak
Put some notes on and shut em out
Just blink and shut it down
These demons don't scare me
Oh no
(H)and the dark don't make me spook
But I've runaway
From some of things,
That man can surely do

And who da thought

Chorus
The big bad - might just rattle your bones
When the strong. get. quiet.
The whole world feels the silence.

X2
Big bad
(long) uhhh huh
Big bad
(Short) uh huh
------
Big bad

V2
Who says I'm good?
Who says I'm bad?
I don't want to fill your heart
With some - false ex-pec-tat-ions
Oh what about the ones
Pointing the fingers?
With the same - blame - game
Brother always said
Loudest in the room
Is guilty to assume

Wadda ya know

Chorus
The big bad - might just rattle your bones
When the strong. get. quiet.
The whole world feels the silence.

X2
Big bad
(long) uhhh huh
Big bad
(Short) uh huh
------
Big bad

Ending Chorus/Bridge [Second portion of chorus is left out in place with bridge.]
And the big bad- Might just cup your tears
There ain't no. use. denying.
When the whole world drowns from cryin'

He's the big bad
(Ahhh)
She's the big bad
(Ohhh?)
They the big bad
(Uh huh)
You the big bad
(Nnn)
I'm the big bad
(Mmmhmm)
You want the big bad?
(Long)(uhhh huh)
I'll be the big bad
(Short)(uh huh)
Now I'm the big bad
(Ouu)
Big bad
(Short)(uh huh)


Big bad

Big Bad


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Kick The Habits
Notes
(written for male vocals. Upbeat/peppy, story style. P.S. There is no Pauly. He is in fact just made up.)

V1
I’ve never been known to be afraid
And even now I still don’t fear this
I’m a man, through and through
But looking down
At what **Pauly’s handing to me
This puff just won’t do

I’m ready for a woman like summer heat
And crackling fires
to keep us warm til spring
Ready for all the possibilities
And the way she’ll say my name
I’ll know it’s one habit
That’ll never get old
But first I gotta say man

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

V2
Watchin’ punks nose diving in an alley
All talk and not cut from the same cloth
Ready for a shakeup
But I gotta sigh
This has happened one too many times
Think I’ll keep my hands to myself tonight

Go for a walk to clear my head, it’s 2am
Seeing all these drunks
Damn I don’t wanna be a bum man
Ready for the fast track life, for me
Money won’t ever be an issue
I know it’s one habit
That’ll never get old
But first I gotta do one thing

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing again)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

Bridge
Places places everyone
We all have our roles
In the end it’s not how we start
But how we choose to conquer it
Some rights will always be right
And some wrongs will always be wrong
Before long truths are always told
One truth I wanna mention is

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing again)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us


V3
Ey who’s ready for the good times
And what the good times bring?
Reminisce on past times
And future dreams
Guess I’m ready for this to be a past time too
Guess there’s really only one thing to do

Start counting more blessings and lessons
And step into the role that I want my son to be
Use to scoff at the cross
Now I keep one in my pocket
Never know when you need to ward something off
Now that’s one habit
That’ll never get old
I sure wanna tell ya

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

Kick The Habits

Element
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Oct 25th 2020

V1
They say I’m over thinking
I think they’re over speaking
I’m not a one track mind
I can juggle this and that
Ain’t got me guilty
For going ninety-five in a 50, In my head
And if they can’t keep up
Watch em try to talk it up
Try to do me filthy
They must not have caught on yet (So catch up)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

V2
Oh this is nothing new to me
Wading and sifting through peeps
They think their words sting
Talk is cheap
Actions are royalty
Too bad for them, the crown jewels
Are always out of reach
They’ll paint me the bad guy
Until I play it too well
You think they’d figure out by now (I did it myself)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

Bridge
Oh, don’t get me wrong
I’ve looked back
Counted up my wrongs
While counting up my rights
Sure I could have done things different
But then I wouldn’t be staring at my little mans eyes
And all the bad things people had done
Were gone in an instant
And as I held him close
I was zoning out far away

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

V3
I won’t apologize for being this way
Woke up one day
Realizing I never needed to change
It was just people, places, and things
If I was just a number
Then good for him, you see
You may have had me
But you will never have me
Sometimes it’s better this way
But it’s not always what it seems (I miss you)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

Yeah you were busy playin’ pretend
While I was just livin’

Yeah you were busy playin’ pretend
While I was in my element

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Big Bad
Notes

Intro [music]

V1
Just another long week
Watching them all speak
Put some notes on and shut em out
Just blink and shut it down
These demons don't scare me
Oh no
(H)and the dark don't make me spook
But I've runaway
From some of things,
That man can surely do

And who da thought

Chorus
The big bad - might just rattle your bones
When the strong. get. quiet.
The whole world feels the silence.

X2
Big bad
(long) uhhh huh
Big bad
(Short) uh huh
------
Big bad

V2
Who says I'm good?
Who says I'm bad?
I don't want to fill your heart
With some - false ex-pec-tat-ions
Oh what about the ones
Pointing the fingers?
With the same - blame - game
Brother always said
Loudest in the room
Is guilty to assume

Wadda ya know

Chorus
The big bad - might just rattle your bones
When the strong. get. quiet.
The whole world feels the silence.

X2
Big bad
(long) uhhh huh
Big bad
(Short) uh huh
------
Big bad

Ending Chorus/Bridge [Second portion of chorus is left out in place with bridge.]
And the big bad- Might just cup your tears
There ain't no. use. denying.
When the whole world drowns from cryin'

He's the big bad
(Ahhh)
She's the big bad
(Ohhh?)
They the big bad
(Uh huh)
You the big bad
(Nnn)
I'm the big bad
(Mmmhmm)
You want the big bad?
(Long)(uhhh huh)
I'll be the big bad
(Short)(uh huh)
Now I'm the big bad
(Ouu)
Big bad
(Short)(uh huh)


Big bad

Big Bad

V1 (Male)
Ah drawn to each other, you and me
Always fightin’ havin’ something to say
Gettin’ worse day by day
Man, somethings gotta change
Hear the bar door closin’
Think I’ve made up my mind
Now she’s off somewhere
And I’m here

Chorus (Male)
Oh
Here’s to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her
But she’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her

V2 (Male)
Her face is one you’d see in feature movies
And like it or not
But even my buddies would test the limits
It was never gonna change
So I had to walk away
Today’s the final day
Now she’s off somewhere
And I’m here

Chorus (Male)
Oh
Here’s to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her
But she’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her

Bridge (Male)
Oh I know it seems like sucha waste
To let go of what we made
It wasn’t easy (trust me)
I know I’ll be testing my pride
And I don’t want to hurt you
So I gotta get off of this ride, alone.

Chorus (Male)
Oh
Heres to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her
But she’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her

V3 (Female)
And he got me walkin’ round with my head low
Replayin’ all the words we both spoke
And though it didn’t end how we wanted
It was the only way to change
I had to let you go
Tomorrow mornin’s the biggest struggle
Now he’s off somewhere
And i’m here

Chorus (Female)
Oh
Here’s to getting over
Wish I’dda known him
But he’s long gone out of my life
So tip my taxi guy goodnight
Pull the key
From out under the mat
I know it hurts
But he won’t need this anymore
Cheers, to getting sober

Chorus (Male)/(Female)
Oh
Heres to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her/him
But she’s/he’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her/him

Chorus (Female)/(Male)
Oh
Here’s to getting over
Wish I’dda known him/her
But he’s/she’s long gone out of my life
So tip my taxi guy goodnight
Pull the key
From out under the mat
I know it hurts
But he/she won’t need this anymore
Cheers, to getting sober

Sober

Clean
Notes


Intro [Music] Ba da da-da da-da da-da da x2

V1
Mmm golly gee
The futures grim
Just a bunch of no good kids
Living it up
For the next big fix
And some dirty lies spread
Who knows where what when
Sometimes time stamps
Are nobody's friend
And I can tell ya one thing
My heart bled then

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

V2
You bragged to all your friends
Just to inflate your ego
Did some creepy shit
You claimed was all just a joke
And as much as I try to laugh it off
It’s still sticking to my past
Reliving words
I know would never last
At least I'm trying to take
the good with the bad

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

V3
And I may not be the leader type
But here’s a few words of advice
Why don’t you try to right your wrongs
And wrong your rights
Why don’t you try to get along
Instead of always looking for a fight
Before your words lose their value
And cant buy a single friend
Before all you’re left with
Is ego and karma again

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

Bridge
And I know I’ve played my part too
Though I always knew
It must have been too much for you
Prove. Me. Wrong.
Oh would you feel the same way
If you were in my shoes
Standing a hundred to one
We each get to choose
A clean slate
So prove me right
It’s not how it has to end

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

Clean

You Don't Understand
Notes
6/2010

Intro music

V1
Look what he's done to her
Its what he'll do to you too
Its like a bad movie
You wanna stop
Cause you know how it ends
But can't look away
No words will explain
How you're feeling


Chorus
No, you dont understand
No you never will
You dont underst(h)aaaaand
You dont understand this pain
no you never, no you never willll
Like a heart throb and a handshake
One last goodbye thrill

V2
There’s nothing you can do or say
No room to budge
You're always wrong
Lemme tell ya
I know how hard it can be
best to move along
Cause that boy’s one day
Gonna replace ya baby

Chorus
No, you dont understand
No you never will
You dont underst(h)aaaaand
You dont understand this pain
no you never, no you never willll
Like a heart throb and a handshake
One last goodbye thrill

Bridge
He took my breath away
Coulda been the one
Just like sparks could fly
As fast as every lie
And I see him tellin’ em’ to you
Oh dear what should I do?

Chorusx2
Cause, you don’t understand
No you never will
You dont underst(h)aaaaand
You dont understand this pain
no you never, no you never willll
Like a heart throb and a handshake
One last goodbye thrill (second time drops off)

You Dont Understand

Thirsty
Notes
Oct. 6th 2020

Intro music ( horns/sports hip hop pop style)

V1
Ey! We the flam flamboyant type
the kind you like
to fill the stadiums
and we came here to party (par-tay!)
Thic chicks
hit the rumble strips
makin’ noise

the way we rumble and rumble and rumble on
Whole venues got it goin’ an’ goin’ an’ goin’ on

Chorus
Oi who's thirsty?
We ain't thirsty
go another round’
and I don't give a damn
cause we ain't thirsty
go another round’
and man I said it
-are ya thirsty?

V2
Watch em’ cut throat coach
callin’ flags
like it's no joke
When’s it half time?
Ready for that life line?
Announcers replayin’ calls

Watch n’ em’ ramble and ramble and ramble on
Verdict says it’s time to get my drink after drink after drink on

Chorus

Bridge
Oh! Hello from the otherside (siiiide)
WHAT ya lookin’ bored
team hasn’t scored
even Mary’s hailing
all her blessings she bestows
lord knows
I hope you get a taste in
cause damn ya lookin’ thirsty

V3
Got our glasses in the air
ready to pour em down
lets give a shout
boys n’ green an’ yellow
that's gold
but any reason celebratin’
i'm sold [in background saying: (I like to drink)]

and we goin’ shot after shot after shot
Whether you like it or not or not or not

Chorus

Thirsty

Summer of Rose Gold
Notes

Intro music [alternative acoustic/pop, dreamy]

V1
The moment you walked in
I knew I was doomed
Heard my heart thumpin’
Felt it shake the room
You’re a distant pink hue
When you came into my view
[QB] I could tell, that you got a kick
[QB] When you saw, you made me nervous

Chorus
Oh let this be, Be
Be the summer of rose gold
And all the in between (Yeah)
Cause you know, how much, uch, UCH
You mean to me!
Everything!
Ou!
(Ou la la, Ou la la)
[Music]
(Ou la la, Ou la la)
Be the summer of rose-ose and go-ol’d

V2
Was it the summer heat?
Or our chemistry?
Is this all for real?
Or just make believe?
Lets take off these rose shades
As I look up at your face
[QB]See past the gold and the glamour
[QB]Ignorin’ the rumors and chatter

Chorus
Oh let this be, Be
Be the summer of rose gold
And all the in between (Yeah)
Cause you know, how much, uch, UCH
You mean to me!
Everything!
Ou!
(Ou la la, Ou la la)
[Music]
(Ou la la, Ou la la)
Be the summer of rose-ose and go-ol’d

Bridge
Let-this mo-ment be-more
than riches and gloatin’
You got me 24k floatin’
A rose for you
A rose for me
Why are these petals fallin'?
Oh, did I miss somethin’?

Chorus
Oh let this be, Be, BEEEE
Be the summer of rose gold (UH)
And all the in between (Yeah)
Cause you know, how much, uch, UCH
You mean to me!
Everything!
Ou!
(Be the summer, be the summer)
[music]
(Ou la la, Ou la la)
Be the summer of rose-ose and go-ol’d

Summer of Rose Gold

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Kick The Habits
Notes
(written for male vocals. Upbeat/peppy, story style. P.S. There is no Pauly. He is in fact just made up.)

V1
I’ve never been known to be afraid
And even now I still don’t fear this
I’m a man, through and through
But looking down
At what **Pauly’s handing to me
This puff just won’t do

I’m ready for a woman like summer heat
And crackling fires
to keep us warm til spring
Ready for all the possibilities
And the way she’ll say my name
I’ll know it’s one habit
That’ll never get old
But first I gotta say man

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

V2
Watchin’ punks nose diving in an alley
All talk and not cut from the same cloth
Ready for a shakeup
But I gotta sigh
This has happened one too many times
Think I’ll keep my hands to myself tonight

Go for a walk to clear my head, it’s 2am
Seeing all these drunks
Damn I don’t wanna be a bum man
Ready for the fast track life, for me
Money won’t ever be an issue
I know it’s one habit
That’ll never get old
But first I gotta do one thing

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing again)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

Bridge
Places places everyone
We all have our roles
In the end it’s not how we start
But how we choose to conquer it
Some rights will always be right
And some wrongs will always be wrong
Before long truths are always told
One truth I wanna mention is

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing again)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us


V3
Ey who’s ready for the good times
And what the good times bring?
Reminisce on past times
And future dreams
Guess I’m ready for this to be a past time too
Guess there’s really only one thing to do

Start counting more blessings and lessons
And step into the role that I want my son to be
Use to scoff at the cross
Now I keep one in my pocket
Never know when you need to ward something off
Now that’s one habit
That’ll never get old
I sure wanna tell ya

Chorus x2 (Bunch of dudes singing)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before we kick the bucket
(Yeah, yeah!)
We gotta kick the habits
(Oh, oh!)
Before the habits kick us

Kick The Habits

Element
Notes
Oct 25th 2020

V1
They say I’m over thinking
I think they’re over speaking
I’m not a one track mind
I can juggle this and that
Ain’t got me guilty
For going ninety-five in a 50, In my head
And if they can’t keep up
Watch em try to talk it up
Try to do me filthy
They must not have caught on yet (So catch up)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

V2
Oh this is nothing new to me
Wading and sifting through peeps
They think their words sting
Talk is cheap
Actions are royalty
Too bad for them, the crown jewels
Are always out of reach
They’ll paint me the bad guy
Until I play it too well
You think they’d figure out by now (I did it myself)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

Bridge
Oh, don’t get me wrong
I’ve looked back
Counted up my wrongs
While counting up my rights
Sure I could have done things different
But then I wouldn’t be staring at my little mans eyes
And all the bad things people had done
Were gone in an instant
And as I held him close
I was zoning out far away

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

V3
I won’t apologize for being this way
Woke up one day
Realizing I never needed to change
It was just people, places, and things
If I was just a number
Then good for him, you see
You may have had me
But you will never have me
Sometimes it’s better this way
But it’s not always what it seems (I miss you)

Chorus
I’m in my element
This is my zone – zoning out
For hours on end
Coming up with ideas
That don’t make any sense
Cause you’re all outsiders – lookin’ in

I’m in my element
This is my craft – making things
Out of nothing
Finding meaning to memorize
And staying up all night
Dealing with fake friends – playin’ pretend

Yeah you were busy playin’ pretend
While I was just livin’

Yeah you were busy playin’ pretend
While I was in my element

Element

Big Bad
Notes

Intro [music]

V1
Just another long week
Watching them all speak
Put some notes on and shut em out
Just blink and shut it down
These demons don't scare me
Oh no
(H)and the dark don't make me spook
But I've runaway
From some of things,
That man can surely do

And who da thought

Chorus
The big bad - might just rattle your bones
When the strong. get. quiet.
The whole world feels the silence.

X2
Big bad
(long) uhhh huh
Big bad
(Short) uh huh
------
Big bad

V2
Who says I'm good?
Who says I'm bad?
I don't want to fill your heart
With some - false ex-pec-tat-ions
Oh what about the ones
Pointing the fingers?
With the same - blame - game
Brother always said
Loudest in the room
Is guilty to assume

Wadda ya know

Chorus
The big bad - might just rattle your bones
When the strong. get. quiet.
The whole world feels the silence.

X2
Big bad
(long) uhhh huh
Big bad
(Short) uh huh
------
Big bad

Ending Chorus/Bridge [Second portion of chorus is left out in place with bridge.]
And the big bad- Might just cup your tears
There ain't no. use. denying.
When the whole world drowns from cryin'

He's the big bad
(Ahhh)
She's the big bad
(Ohhh?)
They the big bad
(Uh huh)
You the big bad
(Nnn)
I'm the big bad
(Mmmhmm)
You want the big bad?
(Long)(uhhh huh)
I'll be the big bad
(Short)(uh huh)
Now I'm the big bad
(Ouu)
Big bad
(Short)(uh huh)


Big bad

Big Bad

V1 (Male)
Ah drawn to each other, you and me
Always fightin’ havin’ something to say
Gettin’ worse day by day
Man, somethings gotta change
Hear the bar door closin’
Think I’ve made up my mind
Now she’s off somewhere
And I’m here

Chorus (Male)
Oh
Here’s to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her
But she’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her

V2 (Male)
Her face is one you’d see in feature movies
And like it or not
But even my buddies would test the limits
It was never gonna change
So I had to walk away
Today’s the final day
Now she’s off somewhere
And I’m here

Chorus (Male)
Oh
Here’s to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her
But she’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her

Bridge (Male)
Oh I know it seems like sucha waste
To let go of what we made
It wasn’t easy (trust me)
I know I’ll be testing my pride
And I don’t want to hurt you
So I gotta get off of this ride, alone.

Chorus (Male)
Oh
Heres to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her
But she’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her

V3 (Female)
And he got me walkin’ round with my head low
Replayin’ all the words we both spoke
And though it didn’t end how we wanted
It was the only way to change
I had to let you go
Tomorrow mornin’s the biggest struggle
Now he’s off somewhere
And i’m here

Chorus (Female)
Oh
Here’s to getting over
Wish I’dda known him
But he’s long gone out of my life
So tip my taxi guy goodnight
Pull the key
From out under the mat
I know it hurts
But he won’t need this anymore
Cheers, to getting sober

Chorus (Male)/(Female)
Oh
Heres to getting sober
Wish I’dda known her/him
But she’s/he’s long gone out of my life
So tip your bartender goodbye
Raise your glass
To the last call you’ll declare
I know it hurts
But there’s so much more
To getting over her/him

Chorus (Female)/(Male)
Oh
Here’s to getting over
Wish I’dda known him/her
But he’s/she’s long gone out of my life
So tip my taxi guy goodnight
Pull the key
From out under the mat
I know it hurts
But he/she won’t need this anymore
Cheers, to getting sober

Sober

Clean
Notes


Intro [Music] Ba da da-da da-da da-da da x2

V1
Mmm golly gee
The futures grim
Just a bunch of no good kids
Living it up
For the next big fix
And some dirty lies spread
Who knows where what when
Sometimes time stamps
Are nobody's friend
And I can tell ya one thing
My heart bled then

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

V2
You bragged to all your friends
Just to inflate your ego
Did some creepy shit
You claimed was all just a joke
And as much as I try to laugh it off
It’s still sticking to my past
Reliving words
I know would never last
At least I'm trying to take
the good with the bad

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

V3
And I may not be the leader type
But here’s a few words of advice
Why don’t you try to right your wrongs
And wrong your rights
Why don’t you try to get along
Instead of always looking for a fight
Before your words lose their value
And cant buy a single friend
Before all you’re left with
Is ego and karma again

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

Bridge
And I know I’ve played my part too
Though I always knew
It must have been too much for you
Prove. Me. Wrong.
Oh would you feel the same way
If you were in my shoes
Standing a hundred to one
We each get to choose
A clean slate
So prove me right
It’s not how it has to end

Chorus
Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And say just what you mean
About what you did
What you did to me

Oh it’s time to fess up up up
It’s time to come clean
Time to come clean
And give yourself a chance
To clean up the past
Stop living half-ass

Clean

You Don't Understand
Notes
6/2010

Intro music

V1
Look what he's done to her
Its what he'll do to you too
Its like a bad movie
You wanna stop
Cause you know how it ends
But can't look away
No words will explain
How you're feeling


Chorus
No, you dont understand
No you never will
You dont underst(h)aaaaand
You dont understand this pain
no you never, no you never willll
Like a heart throb and a handshake
One last goodbye thrill

V2
There’s nothing you can do or say
No room to budge
You're always wrong
Lemme tell ya
I know how hard it can be
best to move along
Cause that boy’s one day
Gonna replace ya baby

Chorus
No, you dont understand
No you never will
You dont underst(h)aaaaand
You dont understand this pain
no you never, no you never willll
Like a heart throb and a handshake
One last goodbye thrill

Bridge
He took my breath away
Coulda been the one
Just like sparks could fly
As fast as every lie
And I see him tellin’ em’ to you
Oh dear what should I do?

Chorusx2
Cause, you don’t understand
No you never will
You dont underst(h)aaaaand
You dont understand this pain
no you never, no you never willll
Like a heart throb and a handshake
One last goodbye thrill (second time drops off)

You Dont Understand


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