Lyrics

Burning Kingdom - Simplified

WATCHING AS IT BURNS
Feb 14 2013

Here comes the moment
The one you never hoped to face
The faithless world is turning
Turned its back on you
Your house is burning
One way out, one last chance
To find the light
To break the trance
And carry what you can

You have to choose what matters
And there’s no turning back
The rest will surely burn away

All your life, pile it higher
All your dreams, your desires
Helpless you will light your fire
Watching as it burns
Out of time, to the wire
Damn the fates, damn the liars
Bring your kingdom to the fire
Watching as it burns

A broken picture
A face that you no longer know
A fear of falling but we
All fall down

Two wolves inside you
One is truth, one is greed
Don’t you know the one you feed
Is the wolf you will become?

Every man is tested
And most of us will fail

All your life, build it higher
All your dreams, your desires
Stand your ground and fuel your fire
Watching as it burns
All the things you desire
Fear is all that you require
Screaming like a house on fire
Watching as it burns

All your life, pile it higher
All your dreams, your desires
Helpless you will light your fire
Watching as it burns
Out of time, to the wire
Damn the fates, damn the liars
Bring your kingdom to the fire
Watching as it burns

Your house is burning!



FROM ON HIGH
Feb 20, 2013

Now that the shouting’s stopped
Now that the fighting’s over
Now that the mists have cleared
Away from my eyes
What was the point of conflict?
What made us all so hateful?
What was the use in all this
Changing of sides?

Never saw a single evil
That was not an act of man

No one waiting, No one watching
Watching from on high
No more fear of thunder falling
Falling from on high

This shining world of wonder
Why do we look for more than this?
Why are we all afraid to
Face it on our own?
Why did we build a heaven?
When was this brutal bargain made?
Why do we have to give
A name to the unknown?

Never saw an act of angels
That wasn’t done by human hands

No one waiting, no one watching
Watching from on high
No more ancient voices calling
Calling from on high

And in each passing moment
The brilliant spark that is your life
You are running out of time

“Look again at that dot
That’s here, that’s home, that’s us
On it, everyone you love, everyone you know,
Everyone you’ve ever heard of
Every human being that ever was
Lived out their lives
Every corrupt politician, every superstar,
Every supreme leader, every saint and sinner
In the history of our species lived there,
On a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam”.

No one waiting, no one watching
No more ancient voices calling

No one waiting, no one watching
Watching from on high
No more fear of thunder falling
Falling from on high.

There’s no one waiting, there’s no one watching
There is no fear that we will fall from on high
There’s no one watching, there’s no one waiting
Waiting from on high



THAT’S MY BOOGIE
Feb 13-15, 2013

This ain’t the first time
You called the way I roll into question
Might be the last time
You’re gonna get away with that suggestion

Na na na na na na
I felt the cradle rock
Na na na na na
I was born with a black cat bone
Full tilt boogie never leave me alone

Stand back and let it ride
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Guaranteed to satisfy
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
This guitar’s got to play
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Boogie til my dying day

Back beat rhythm, four on the floor
Always seems to move me to distraction
Riding on that devil’s road
Ever since I first heard “Satisfaction”
(Thank you, Keith)

Na na na na na na
Born by a highway star
Na na na na na na
I don’t know but I’ve been told
There ain’t no life without rock and roll
That rhythm hits the spot
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Chili Peppers red and hot
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
First time I heard Jimi play
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Boogie til my dying day

“Walked into a restaurant the other day
The waiter said, ‘What are you ladies having?’
I said, ‘Come on, man, at least I still got my hair”

Meanwhile, I was still thinking

Once you start you just can’t stop
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Billy said to blow your top
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Muddy water ‘Lectrified
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Boogie til the day I die
I heard the wall of sound
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Rockin’ never let me down
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
I’m gonna have my say
That’s my boogie, that’s my boogie
Boogie til my dying day.



THE ONE THAT ALMOST GOT AWAY
4/19/13

They say it’s best to play things safe
That good things come to those who wait
But I was never one to play the waiting game
They say that bad things come in threes
But by my trials measure me
‘Cause I don’t play the numbers
Or do things by degrees

They say the truth will set you free
But their truth doesn’t work for me
I’ll make my fate by my own hand

Take your chance, make your play
Find the one that almost got away
Fill your hand, seize the day
Live the life that almost got away

They say that all we’ll get is hurt
But I can think of a hundred things worse
I’d rather love and lose than have
Never loved at all

They say that all the world’s a stage
An act we cannot disengage
They say that we’re all doomed to fail

Take your chance, make your play
Find the one that almost got away
Fill your hand, seize the day
Live the life that almost got away
No evading
What’s the point in waiting?
Time is ever pressing on

Take your chance, make your play
Find the one that almost got away
Fill your hand, seize the day
Live the life that almost got away
Take your chance
There’s no day but today
Find the one that almost got away
Face the change
Seize the day
Live the life that almost got away



WE ARE A WALL
April 20-24, 2013

Outside your office window crowds
Filling the streets below they come
Numbers growing day by day
Beneath your notice once but now
You know our faces and our names
We are the warning winds of change

And the cops are out in numbers
And the cameras set to roll

Stand down the world is watching
We are, we are a wall
Hands high the drums are sounding
We are, we are a wall

Too late to turn your backs and run
This is the final bed you’ve made
Built on the lie of “us and them”
Alone just a brick through a window
But together a wall so high, so strong
It cannot be beaten down

And none of us are strangers
We are family, we’re your neighbors

Stand down the world is watching
We are, we are a wall
Hands high the drums are sounding
We are, we are a wall

Hold fast the tide is turning
We are, we are a wall
Throw down the streets are running red
We are too strong to fall

We will not be turned aside
And we will not fade away

Somewhere a boy is staring down a tank
Somewhere a cell phone records a crime
Somewhere the internet is humming into action
Somewhere someone holds a sign that says, “Justice”
We are the 90 percent
And we are watching everything you do
We can’t be beaten down
We won’t be brushed aside
We will be heard
We do not forgive, we do not forget
We are legion
Expect us

Stand down the world is watching
We are, we are a wall
Hands high the drums are sounding
We are, we are a wall
Hold fast the tide is turning
We are, we are a wall
Throw down the streets are running red
We are too strong to fall



I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER
Feb 11-12,2013

Turn my blanket to the cold
To search the falling snow
For the children I have lost
For the peace I’ll never know

For so long we’ve been pursued
Across the wild blue
“Now my heart is sick and sad”
And my home is lost from view

Where the Clearwater runs
Where the mountains touch the sky
Where The People were
Ten thousand years gone by
We met you there as friends
But your friendship doesn’t hold
Thrown away by lust for gold

The lightning and the flame
The spirit in my name
The power that I had before
Taken from my hands
“From where the sun now stands,
I will fight no more, forever”

So you come to me again
To see the battle’s end
Freedom forty miles away
May as well have never been

Shall I sell my father’s bones?
Betray the very stones,
For another breach of faith
Can you take what no one owns?

We walked out from the woods
We were given to this place
And promised we would
Keep our maker’s grace
And my father kept his word
Like the ones who came before
Thunder rolling down a mountain
Rolls no more

The lightning and the flame
The spirit in my name
The power that I had before
Taken from my hands
“From where the sun now stands,
I will fight no more”

The lightning and the flame
The spirit in my name
The power that I had before
Taken from my hands
“From where the sun now stands,
I will fight no more, forever”



FALLING DOWN
Feb 13, 2013

I was a rock, I stood aloof
Love was dead and I’d seen the proof
Yeah, I’d seen the proof
What would you say if I gave the game away
And said I’d seen your face before?
I dreamed you up a long time ago
You are the one I gave up waiting for
You are the one I gave up waiting for

It might seem I’m moving in the wrong direction
But it feels like the right way now

Falling down, falling down
It’s not as crazy as it sounds

I like the way that the time passes
When I pass the time with you
I like the feel of the world spinning
When I’ve taken a spin or two
It’s a feeling that’s long overdue

It’s a sinking sensational
And it feels like I’m flying high

Falling down, falling down
It’s not as crazy as it sounds
Head in the clouds, off of the ground
I hope I never come around

Falling down, falling down
I hope I never come around

I’ve got mountains at my back
I’ve got sunlight on the sea
I’ve got your love that keeps me

Falling down, falling down
It’s not as crazy as it sounds
Head in the clouds, off of the ground
I hope I never come around

It’s not as crazy as it sounds



KILLING TIME
April 26, 2013

On a frozen breath we’ve sailed
And came unto this virgin shore
We bring the pale of winter
The cold of steel, the song of war
The mists of morning parting
The flags of empires fly
There is no place for mercy
For those that live, for those who die

The blackened clouds
Of circling crows
With murder on their minds
Saying

This is killing time
We are the reavers
Oh, this is killing time

We come with holy orders
Into this desert land
Two armies of true believers
Will share our blood on sinking sand
Two gods of love and mercy
Together might save us all
Behave like spiteful children
And cannot stand until the other falls

The crows care not
Which one you serve
On either side they’ll dine
Calling

This is killing time
Bring all god’s children
Oh, this is killing time
Lose this earthly clime

Beware those men
Who claim to know
The ways of the divine
They’ll bring you

Into killing time
There are no martyrs
Oh, not in killing time
Come all believers
This is killing time
Cry all the angels
As long as there’s killing time
We shall never be
Man kind



SKELETON TRIBE
April 26, 2013


I walk a Chinese tiger
Display the Samurai
I’ve watched the tribal culture
Cover up what lives inside
New faces made to order
New hope to change our lives
Old hurt that never leaves us
Drowned in colors and designs

Are you there?
Can you see,
All the things you used to be?

And no one here gets out alive
We live in fear, skeleton tribe

Some of us stand for something
Some of us fall in line
Some of us want for nothing
All of us will pass in time
We are all slaves to fashion
Endlessly modified
We worship cool as if it
Has the answers we deny

Can you still
Come out and play?
Is that child so far away?

And no one here gets out alive
We live in fear, skeleton tribe
There’s one way out and one way in
It’s all the same under the skin

We mark ourselves forever
And say we’re not the same
We live in sun and pray for rain

Are you there?
Can you see,
All the things we used to be?

And no one here gets out alive
We live in fear, skeleton tribe
There’s one way out and one way in
It’s all the same under the skin
And no one here gets out alive
The end is near skeleton tribe



SIMPLIFIED
March 29, 2013

Think I’m gonna turn everything off
That tv news makes a mess of my day
Don’t want to hear from all those facebook crazies
Just want to turn you on and keep you that way

Some days are better when they’re left undone
Look out the window and watch it go by
Come back to bed, baby, come back and play
And we’ll call it a day
Keep it simplified

Turn off the world tonight
We’re gonna keep it simplified
Throw your troubles all aside
We’re gonna keep it simplified

Straight on til morning
We’ll do whatever we like
Put on “Don’t Stop Believing”
And it’s magic time
Everything else will just fall behind

Nobody’s going in the deep end today
This is where we get off this ride
No calls from work, I’m out on the border
I’m out of order…..simplified

Turn off the world tonight
We’re gonna keep it simplified
Don’t say no until you’ve tried
Come on and make it simplified
Turn off the world tonight
We’re gonna make it simplified
For today love will provide
Come on and make it simplified

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

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