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Tyketto - Strength In Numbers

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Lord, give me strength tonight!
Schoolboy; barely seventeen
He’s got to play it tough, he’s got to play it mean
Locked and loaded on the street
He’s got the trigger finger for anyone that he meets
He’s seen it on the T.V.
The hero stands alone
He can’t turn to anyone and it cuts him to the bone

There is strength in numbers
There is strength in love
Strength in numbers
There is strength in love
Strength in numbers
You can hide but you can’t run
Hand to hand we stand together
Strength enough for everyone

Powder money makes the law
And no one wants to break the spell at all
Not at all
It seems that push has come to shove
And dirty romance takes the place of love
Where is love?
Gridlock doing ninety
Trying to get ahead
Got to fight my way through
All this traffic in my head

There is strength in numbers
There is strength in love
Strength in numbers
There is strength in love
Strength in numbers
You can hide but you can’t run
Hand to hand we stand together
Strength enough for everyone

We’ve been told to walk away
From anyone that doesn’t look the same
Not the same
What’s the reason? Who’s to blame?
Who’s the first to finally break the chain?
Come on, we’re breaking the chains
Some will call for justice
Some will scream for blood
Some will run for cover
But it won’t do you no good

There is strength in numbers
There is strength in love
Strength in numbers
There is strength in love
Strength in numbers
You can hide but you can’t run
Hand to hand we stand together
Strength enough for everyone

Can you feel the strength in love?
Don’t you need the strength in love?
You can’t hide, you can’t hide.



RESCUE ME
2/26/91

Had to write this letter to you
’Cause this emptiness won’t go away
Every day I shoot for something
Sometimes I’m running from the ricochet
When the pressure gets too high
I like to think about you standing by my side

And you were saying,
That I need to know you heard my name,
And I’m begging you to sing

Wouldn’t you sing for me one time
Wouldn’t you try to look my way and rescue me
Wouldn’t you sing me just one line
Wouldn’t you try to touch my hand and rescue me
Rescue me

I got the letter late one morning
Every word I read was ringing true
It could well have been me talking
I know how tough it gets out there, I do
When the pressure gets too high
I like to think about you standing by my side

And you were saying,
That I need to know you heard my name,
It makes me feel I could do anything
And I need to know you feel the same
And I’m begging you to sing

Wouldn’t you sing for me one time

Wouldn’t you try to look my way and rescue me
Wouldn’t you sing me just one line
Wouldn’t you try to touch my hand and rescue me
Rescue me



THE END OF THE SUMMER DAYS
7/2/92

There’s an old pair of sneakers dangling from a wire
And my old rusty engine
Is in need of some brand new tires
And from my front steps
The last of the weekend vets goes blasting by
Won’t be nothing so cold as this beach in the winter time

Sun’s been down since you’ve been gone
I don’t know why or for how long
The same old record played
I’ve been trying to move along
But I keep on singing the same old song
The end of the summer days
End of the summer days

I can still hear you laugh
With your hair blowing back in my car
I can still feel your curves
When we danced in the boardwalk bar
And I can still taste your lips
From that one last stolen kiss
By the firelight
Won’t be nothing so cold as this beach in the winter time

Sun’s been down since you’ve been gone
I don’t know why or for how long
The same old record played
I’ve been trying to move along
But I keep on singing the same old song
The end of the summer days
End of the summer days

One day you just felt a change and slipped away
Maybe it was never meant to be
Now the sound of footsteps makes me hope and pray
You’re coming back to me

There’s a warm breeze that’s blowing
As the shadows go tumbling by
And it’s kicking up sand
And that must be what’s in my eye

Sun’s been down since you’ve been gone
And I don’t know why or for how long
The same old record played
I’ve been trying to move along
But I keep on singing the same old song
The end of the summer days
End of the summer days



AIN'T THAT LOVE
7/9/92


Well, I can’t stop my hands from shaking
When you call me and you want to meet
And I get to the corner an hour before
Just to watch you coming down the street
If you don’t want me, if you don’t call
To tell me what’s been on your mind
I’ll be breaking my windows
And climbing my walls
Drinking whisky ‘til it makes me blind

I’ve been kicked and I’ve been beaten on
Since I don’t know when
I can only find one reason why
I’d put myself through that again

Well, I think I’m going crazy
Bending over backwards just ain’t enough
I don’t know what you were thinking of but
If that ain’t love I don’t know what is

Well, I listen to your Momma bitching
While she’s blowing smoke into my eyes
And your Daddy keeps his pistol loaded
Right behind his dress rehearsal smile
You use your double-edged razor tongue
To try and keep me in my place
Why do I always kiss you lips
When I really want to slap your face?

I’ve been kicked and I’ve been beaten on
Since I don’t know when
I can only find one reason why
I’d put myself through that again

Well, I think I’m going crazy
Bending over backwards just ain’t enough
I don’t know what you were thinking of but
If that ain’t love I don’t know what is

When the sun goes down and I’m getting home
You’re waiting to give me your demands
Don’t even look at my take home pay
I just put that money in your hands

I’ve been kicked and I’ve been beaten on
Since I don’t know when
I can only find one reason why
I’d put myself through that again

Well, I think I’m going crazy
Bending over backwards just ain’t enough
I don’t know what you were thinking of but
If that ain’t love I don’t know what is



CATCH MY FALL

I count the headlights on the highway spinning ‘round
Until the sparkle blurs my eyes
I want to run until I break the speed of sound
So I can’t hear the voice inside
Where it hides

Where can I look to find the strength to try again?
Who knows a place I can call home?
How can I face a world that’s so quick to condemn
A soul that isn’t like their own?
All alone

Where do we go from here?
Running from pain and fear
Where do we go from
Here we are changed forever
Always together

Whatever may happen, wherever you go
I will always be with you and you won’t walk alone
If ever I stumble, whenever I call
You will be there to catch my fall

You said that you would walk beside me close at hand
You said that love would be my guard
One set of footprints stretched behind me in the sand
You must have carried me this far
And for so long

Where do we go from here?
Running from pain and fear
Where do we go from
Here we are changed forever
Always together

Whatever may happen, wherever you go
I will always be with you and you won’t walk alone
If ever I stumble, whenever I call
You will be there to catch my fall
Road goes on
For so long
We are on our own
But we’re not alone
Someone will catch my fall

Where do we go from here?
Running from pain and fear
Where do we go from
Here we are changed forever
Always together

Whatever may happen, wherever you go
I will always be with you and you won’t walk alone
If ever I stumble, whenever I call
You will be there to catch my fall

Whatever may happen, wherever you go
I will always be with you and you won’t walk alone
Into every lifetime a little rain will fall
You will be there to catch my fall

Whatever may happen, wherever you go
I will always be with you and you won’t walk alone
If ever I stumble, whenever I call
You will be there to catch my fall
Whatever may happen
To catch my fall
Wherever you go



THE LAST SUNSET
5/8/92


Johnny too bad now, don’t you know?
As he pushed that old Chevy down to Mexico
Thought he’d give Vera Cruz a whirl
Picking up the language from the local girls
People say this world sure can chew you up
But he lived by the dice trusting his good luck

Well, he found himself a home and he got a girl
And he didn’t want for nothing in this whole world
Swore he’d give up running if they let him be
Living was simple but it sure was free
”Hey there darlin’ what’s your hurry now?
Come sit with me and watch the sun go down”

And you can see him smile
When the day is done
’Cause the last sunset is the prettiest one
The last sunset is the prettiest one

Wasn’t long before the sirens came
From miles away like they were calling his name
Found a picture that he’d never seen
Taken at the last bank in Abilene

So he says to his wife, “My running days are done”
And he sits on his porch and he lets them come

And you can see him smile
When the day is done
’Cause the last sunset is the prettiest one
The last sunset is the prettiest one

And you can see him smile
When the day is done
’Cause the last sunset is the prettiest one
The last sunset is the prettiest one



ALL OVER ME

Lucy would swear she made a deal with the devil
I don’t know but it might be on the level
Under a spell, you know, she put me on the table
And dinner was served
Simmer just to boiling
Serve this boy up so well done
Flavor him to taste
Don’t let none go to waste

She got the motion
She got the need
She got it all over me
She got the rhythm
She got the beat
You know she’s got it all over me

Cindy was sweet but she could get kinda manly
No doubt about who wear the pants in the family
Do what she says or it could get nasty
“Get over here, boy”
Mmmm she love adventure
Swashes buckled all the way down
Now you’re Puss in boots
Got my head in the noose

She got the motion
She got the need
She got it all over me
She got the rhythm
My baby got the beat
You know she’s got it all over me
Now you’re Puss in boots
Well a well, got my head in the noose

She got the motion
She got the need
She got it all over me
She got the rhythm
My baby got the beat
You know she’s got it all over me
She got the motion
She got the need
She got it all over me



WRITE YOUR NAME IN THE SKY
4/10/92

I must have stood on the runway for hours
I must have watched a hundred planes fade away
I said good-bye to every one of them
And every one took you away again

But if I need to know that you’re waiting
And if I need to hear that you’re mine

Write your name in the sky
Send it flying so high
Let the wind blow it my way
Throw a message in the sea
Send it sailing to me
Take these clouds from my eyes
Write your name in the sky

I tell me secrets to your picture
I catch the smell of you on my pillow at night
Sometimes I don’t know
What goes on inside my head
And I hope I told you
Everything I should have said

But if I need to know that you’re waiting
And if I need to know that you’re mine

Write your name in the sky
Send it flying so high
Let the wind blow it my way
Throw a message in the sea
Send it sailing to me
Take these clouds from my eyes
Write your name in the sky

But if I need to know that you’re waiting
And if I need to know that you’re mine

Write your name in the sky
Send it flying so high
Let the wind blow it my way
Throw a message in the sea
Send it sailing to me
Take these clouds from my eyes

Write your name in the sky
Send it flying so high
Let the wind blow it my way
Throw a message in the sea
Send it sailing to me
Take these clouds from my eyes
Write your name in the sky
In the sky



WRITE YOUR NAME IN THE SKY
4/15/92

Somebody’s calling out your secret name
And your window’s being kissed by stones
Baby, can you hear my silent serenade,
When I’m standing in the dark alone?
We could never show, and we could never tell
About the wild fire in our veins
Crashing down the doors and breaking all the spells
’Til nothing but the love remains

Colors Clash
Colors fly
Colors bleed when the tears run dry
Colors run
But they can’t hide
Still we gotta try

Meet me in the night, baby, say a prayer
We will never lose our way
Meet me in the night say that you’ll be there
Never fade away
Flying through the chill of the Ohio night
Their laughter echoes in the air
Drive across the river to the other side
Nobody will know us there

Colors Clash
Colors fly
Colors bleed when the tears run dry
Colors run
But they can’t hide
Still we gotta try

Meet me in the night, baby, say a prayer
We will never lose our way
Meet me in the night say that you’ll be there
Never fade away

Meet me in the night, baby, say a prayer
We will never lose our way
Meet me in the night say that you’ll be there
Never fade away



W HY DO YOU CRY?
5/89-8/29/89

One night my girl got restless
She said, “We never go out no more.”
I said, “I work too hard for dancing.”
Said she didn’t and slammed the door
That girl she done me murder
And her getaway was clean
I wonder why did she cry
When it’s me that’s getting mean?

I swore I wouldn’t follow
But my pride got the best of me
When I found her in his arms
They were all that I could see
Now, some say love is blind
It must be crazy from the heat
Tell me why do you cry
When it’s him lying in the street?

Tell me now why do you cry?
Baby, what can the matter be?
Was that teardrop in your eye just for me?
Tell me now why do you cry?
Ain’t you got what you waited for?
You can cry out your eyes alone forevermore

Looks like the sky is falling
Falling down on me
I’m like Adam caught red handed
Right beneath that old apple tree
Now she got what she wanted
And I got ten to life
Tell me why did she cry
When it’s me holding the knife?

Tell me now why do you cry?
Baby, what can the matter be?
Was that teardrop in your eye just for me?
Tell me now why do you cry?
Ain’t you got what you waited for?
You can cry out your eyes alone forevermore

Tell me why do you cry?
Baby, what can the matter be?
Was that teardrop in your eye just for me?
Tell me now why do you cry?
Ain’t you got what you waited for?
You can cry out your eyes alone\
Forevermore

“Meanwhile, I was still thinking”



INHERIT THE WIND
3/25/90

Someone get the doctor
Gypsy woman weave your magic spell
Shaman do your rain dance
Looks like mother earth is mad as hell

Where you gonna run when the lightning strikes?
How you gonna put out the fire?
Flying like a moth to the brightest light
Burning on the road of desire

Red man sitting waiting
Watching Adam’s garden go to seed
Dancing with the devil
He knows you’re gonna have to let that old scratch lead

Tell me, what you gonna do when it all goes down
And there ain’t another piece of the pie?
Old ways got to be the best ways now
To pull our fats out of the fire
 

Who will inherit the wind
When the shadows fall?
Winner takes nothing
Nothing at all

Sparks on the horizon
Smell the rain that’s coming on the wind
Prophet give a warning
Pray before the fireworks begin

Better stay away from the white man’s road
Better not touch what you find
Medicine man will be carrying the load
Turning back the hands of time

Who will inherit the wind
When the shadows fall?
Winner takes nothing
Nothing at all
Who will inherit the wind
When the shadows fall?
Winner takes nothing
Nothing at all

There’s no time
Ooh no time at all
Hear that clock ticking
Feel you breathing down my neck
I’ll tell you why
’Cause we’re a far cry from putting it right
And we’re a stones throw away
There’s a cold wind gonna blow on you tonight
Evil spirits keep away

 

STANDING ALONE

Staring out the window
Like I’m waiting for a change
As if I stared long enough
I’d see it when it came
A used up book of numbers
By the silent telephone
Called up every one I found
But didn’t talk to no one

And the rain comes down
As if it’s trying to wash me away
And there ain’t no romantic movie lines
Like they say

Standing alone
Like I got nowhere to go
Standing alone
Like the day that I was born
Out on my own
I believe this boy has grown
Standing alone

There ain’t no way to take a blow
When every cheek’s been turned
I can’t show another side when
Every side’s been burned
I am helpless
Can’t fight a raging heart
And I go no use for being
Torn apart

And the world don’t seem to have no use for me
’Cause you’re given nothing
And nothing isn’t free

Standing alone
Like I got nowhere to go
Standing alone
Like the day that I was born
Out on my own
I believe this boy has grown
Standing alone

You can’t keep it all inside
I need someone else to
Stand with me by my side
Give me something to fight
Something to hold on to
I just don’t want to be standing alone

And the rain comes down
As if it’s trying to wash me away
And there ain’t no romantic movie lines
Like they say

Standing alone
Like I got nowhere to go
Standing alone
Like the day that I was born
Out on my own
I believe this boy has grown
Standing alone

All lyrics are copyrighted intellectual property of Danny Vaughn (vaughnsongs) and are published by Modern Works Publishing.

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