Lyrics

Tyketto - Reach

REACH
Aug. 16-17, 2015

Midnight my regrets play their shadow game
Thought I heard you singing in your sleep
Softly a lighter touch drives the ghosts away
The shelter you bring me runs so deep

And in the middle of it all
You’re waiting there to break the spell
So when the darkness takes its turn
You love me when I can’t love myself 

If I reach for you now I will find you there
If I call out your name you will hear
Through my darkest refrains
You will see me home again

Some days I find you with your head down in your hands
Sometimes the world will get the better of you
Sundown back to back we’ll sit and watch the colors dance
And I’ll whisper, “This too shall pass” 

And in the middle of it all
I’ll take the weight that you can’t bear
To help you find what you have lost
And love you when you can’t love yourself 

If you reach for me now you will find me there
If you call out my name I will hear
Through your darkest refrains
I will sing you home again
If you reach for me now I will be there
If you reach for me now you will find me there
If you call out my name I will hear
Through your darkest refrains
I will sing you home again
If you reach for me now I will be there
I will be there

 

BIG MONEY BUYS THE FARM

There’s a world that’s up for auction
Make your peace prepare for war
There are governments and monuments
What are you hungry for?
We’ve got battleships and satellites
And land mines on the cheap
There are sacred sites and forest lands
The profit margin’s pretty steep

I can see the clock is ticking
Time is winding down

Give it up, give it up
Big money
Take up your pitchforks and raise the alarm
Break it up, break it up
Big money
Strike up the band when big money buys the farm

Limited resources and limitless desire
The heads of evil forces are all
Preaching to the tone-deaf choir
Ill-gotten gains, picked over remains
While we ask them how high we can jump
Now we’re bailing out the losing team
Whose pitching’s in a mighty slump

I can hear the clock is ticking
Time is winding down

Give it up, give it up
Big money
Take up your pitchforks and raise the alarm
Break it up, break it up
Big money
Strike up the band when big money buys it
Give it up, give it up
Big money
Pack up your bags any port in a storm
Break it up, break it up, Honey
Strike up the band when big money buys the farm 

Through it all
Did you know
That it all would come to an end?
And castle walls
Will fal into the sand

Give it up
Give it up, give it up
Big money
Take up your pitchforks and raise the alarm
Give it up, give it up
Big money
Pack up your bags any port in a storm
Break it up, break it up Honey,
Strike up the band when big money buys the farm 

 

KICK LIKE A MULE

A brief flight of fancy a sweet bagatelle
A night of adventure in an unmarked hotel
Rucking and scrumming
I did not see you coming
Your game face did not show the tell
Did not show the tell

Left for the vultures and staked to the ground
I look for your favors but none can be found
Pressed into service
Your eyes make me nervous
This fighter pilots’ gone down

After midnight I’m caught in your grip
Come the morning you give me the slip
Will you love me or will you be cruel
Kiss me or kick like a mule?

Now I’m howling for your kind of love
The thrill of the knife edge the sting of the glove
My depredation, no deceleration
No safe word that I was told of

After midnight I’m caught in your grip
Come the morning you give me the slip
Will you love me or will you be cruel
Kiss me or kick like a mule?

It’s a win by submission according to plan
Take my advice, son, tap out if you can
Going off half-cocked and all of your big talk
Gets blown when it all hits the fan

After midnight I’m caught in your grip
Come the morning you give me the slip
Will you love me or will you be cruel
Kiss me or kick

One lick of sense in the class of hard knocks
A brief education in love on the rocks
Take me to heaven or take me to school
Cut to the quick
Kiss me or kick like a mule
Kick like a mule

 

CIRCLE THE WAGONS
Aug 10, 2015

Daybreak is coming
Fates volunteer
And the view from my window
Makes nothing come clear
Words have escaped me
But talking is cheap
I sit tall in the saddle
But the trouble runs deep

Now there’s dogs in the kitchen
And wolves at the door
Everyone’s talking in semaphore

Circle the wagons
We’re going to ground
There’s safety in numbers
There’s hope to be found
When the bridges are burning
And the devil is due
Circle the wagons
Let nobody through

Well, I’ve tried to be righteous
And I’ve looked for the same
Carry seeds in my pockets
And keep hoping for rain
Between falsehoods of fashion
And faint hearted friends
Be I dead weight or hangman
I don’t know how this ends

Will the last minute cavalry charge be my bet?
Give me one word that there’s hope for me yet and 

Circle the wagons
We’re going to ground
There’s safety in numbers
There’s hope to be found
When the bridges are burning
And the devil is due
Circle the wagons
Let nobody through

Will the last minute cavalry charge be my bet?
Give me one word that there’s hope for me yet and

Circle the wagons
We’re going to ground
There’s safety in numbers
There’s hope to be found
When the bridges are burning
And the devil is due
Circle the wagons
Let nobody through

 

I NEED IT NOW
Dec 5-9, 2015 

I want a chance at the title
I want a shot at the prize
I’ve had enough of routines
I see right through your memes
And schemes and video lies, yeah
I got to bring home the bacon
There’s people counting on me
Won’t stand for wheelin’ and dealin’
Your hands on healing or astrology

I’ve paid for my mistakes
I’ve had the bends, the breaks
I’ve put my back to the plow
I just want a piece
A little taste at least
Don’t care why or how
Oh, I need it now

I’m tired of paying the piper
With hopes I can’t entertain
I’ve got to make my mark
Before I jump that shark
And miss the gravy train
Nobody aims for the middle
We got to swing for the fence
Or else the balance of years
The blood, sweat and tears
Are of no consequence

I’ve paid for my mistakes
I’ve had the bends, the breaks
I’ve put my back to the plow
I just want a piece
A little taste at least
Don’t care why or how
Oh, I need it now

Now I’m down so low
That I can’t see the ground
And I can feel somebody watching
Like a hunter in the blind
Can I pick myself up one more time
And blow this dust off?

I’ve paid for my mistakes
I’ve had the bends, the breaks
I’ve put my back to the plow
I just want a piece
A little taste at least
Don’t care why or how
Oh, I need it now

Take it by love or theft
Before there’s nothing left
Selling it by the pound
I need a nouveau riche
The dog is off the leash
And time is winding down
Oh, I need it now

 

TEARING DOWN THE SKY
Jan 7, 2016

It was more than a feeling
More than a song for the pain
A flash of a moment in motion
More than the heart can contain
Free flight and rising
Storming the gates
Held back from reaching it
By some narrow minded heavy weights

I took a shot to the chin
But I’m damned well getting up again 

Stand and be tested- Tearing down the sky
Sing ‘til you’re breathless-Tearing down the sky

A bridge of emotion
A chorus of endless design
The echoes of voices before me
Finding their way into mine
Time will fall silent
Rhythm hold sway
One spark of knowing
Sets me on my sainted way

I took a hit for the team
But I’m tougher than I ever seemed

Stand and be tested- Tearing down the sky
Sing ‘til you’re breathless- Tearing down the sky 

I’m digging deep again
Look at the state I’m in
I took a shot to the chin
But I’m damned sure getting up again

Stand and be tested- Tearing down the sky
Sing ‘til you’re breathless- Tearing down the sky
Nothing will shake you- Tearing down the sky
Music will take you- Tearing down the sky

 

THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE
Feb 5, 2016

 

Sometimes you need to clear your head
Some days you can’t sit still for it
I went looking for a purpose
For some truth inside the myth
Cast my eyes beneath every single rock
That they tried to stone me with

I was shot down in a dizzy spell
Cast out of the wishing well
Under the hammer
Out on the tiles
Rolling in the aisles 

On your marks and off the blocks
I’m the fastest man alive
And you can’t get belted in when the devil drive 

I am I, Don Quixote
That crazy old so-and-so
Looking for that smoking gun
That set me on this road
I am driven to distraction
And I’m driven by my fear
I may be driven to my grave
But the driver’s face is never clear

I was called out at reveille
Somebody set their sights on me
Take twenty paces, pistols at dawn
Next thing you know you’re gone

On your marks and off the blocks
I’m the fastest man alive
And you can’t get belted in when the devil drives
No regrets, no safety nets
For the fastest man alive
I’ll be waiting for the champagne to arrive

On your marks and off the charts
I’m the fastest man alive
And you can’t get belted in when the devil drives
No regrets, no safety nets
For the fastest man alive
I’ll be waiting for the champagne to arrive

 

LETTING GO
Jan 8-10, 2016

What has been and what will be
And what falls in between
The love you give, the things you want
And what can never be

When I feel my hands are aching
From holding on too tight
There’s a world to be gained
From only doing one thing right

 

If I can shine a light
Where I could hardly see
And I can open up
To all the endless possibilities
Now I’m free to run
Where my heart will go
I was forever holding on but now it’s time
Time for letting go

 

People come and people go
Only memories remain
Clouds roll in, winds will blow
And the patterns always change

No matter what we hold to
Now is all we have
And there is nothing that can stop us
From joining in the dance

If I can shine a light
Where I could hardly see
And I reveal myself
And my well disguised fragility
Now I’m free to run
Where my heart will go
I was forever holding on but now it’s time
Time for letting go

Hurt will come and lovers too
And here we are strong and shining through 

Now I can shine a light
Where I could hardly see
And I forgive myself
My inescapable humanity
And I’m free to run
Anywhere my heart will go
I was forever holding on but now it’s time
Time for letting go

 

REMEMBER MY NAME 

Road-hard and dusty
With the desert in my eyes
I’m burning brighter than the sun
I don’t kill easy
And I come at a high price
But I’ll stay until your dirty work is done
From dust to dust we ride
From dawn to darkest night

Love is easy but living is hard
Everybody knows the rules to the game
Love takes a lifetime and life gives you scars
Only the strong will remain
You will remember my name

I play the joker But I carry the ace I’ll likely beat you as not Call me the devil
Better say it to my face
‘Cause I’m all of the hope that you’ve got
Be careful what you’re wishing for
Don’t count on shooting stars

Love is easy but living is hard
I treat them one and the same
Love takes you over
And life gives you scars
Just like a moth to a flame
You will remember my name
 

I brought the fire
And I took all the pain
I beat those suckers to the punch
Their shots went wide
And their horse went lame
I had those pretty boys for lunch
 

Love is easy it’s living that’s hard
You’re going back on the trail that you came
Love takes its toll
And life gives you scars
I beat them one and the same
Love is easy it’s living that’s hard
Everybody knows the rules to the game
Love takes a lifetime
And life leaves you scarred
Only the strong will remain
You will remember
My name, my name, my name.

 

SPARKS WILL FLY
Aug 7, 2015

It's got to rain sometimes
It's got to pour right down upon everything
It's got to rain sometimes
To beat down the dust we're living in
The just and the unjust
All get soaked to the skin
It's got to rain sometimes

It's got to hurt sometimes
If you're gonna wake up to the truth you've seen
It's got to burn sometimes
No one wants a story that tells too clean
Will you sleep through your moment
When the powers convene
It's got to hurt sometimes

When you're halfway there with no way back
The only defense is to get on the attack

Sparks will fly
Nothing comes unless you try to find
A way to go another round
And we all fall down
Brace yourselves here comes the ground you might
Find shelter when the rain comes down

You've got to break sometimes
Everybody needs a good collapse
You must forsake sometimes
All the little things that hold you back
You got to shatter and splinter
And shudder and roll
Learn how to howl with your stereo
To keep testing for echo
You got to climb down in this hole
You got to break sometimes

When that wake up call comes in for you
The only answer is to bullet straight on through

Sparks will fly
Catch a flame and make it burn out bright
Shadows cannot stand the light
And we all fall down
Make your peace and stand your ground tonight
Tell ‘em all “Come out and fight”

Sparks will fly
Hold your own and keep your powder dry
Take the fight to higher ground
And we all fall down
Brace yoursleves it’s coming round tonight
So let the god damned rain fall down
Let it fall on down

 

THE RUN 

On a hill that never had a name
Blood and earth and metal become mud
Under the cursed rain
It’s been two days since he let go of that gun
There’s a man his Ma won’t recognize
By the skin of his teeth
By the pain in his eyes he swears
I was just a boy when all this had begun
Alone in no man’s land this is the run

Trade in your boots
Trade in your gunnysack
Pick up the life that doesn’t want you back
Well, I can kill
We’ve got no work left like that for you, son.
Come back Memorial Day
Cast off, castaway this is the run

Now past is past
I’ve found my own way through
I’ve got these wheels
And waiting back at home well I’ve got you
The closest to heaven that I’ve come
My wingman on my right
Sturgis in my sights I’m on the run
Don’t need to look for me
I’m where I should be I’m on the run
Come on and take that ride
Brothers by my side I’m on the run

Oh I, I am riding on the run...

 

SCREAM
Aug 13, 2015

Looking back on the first half of my life
I was told to be a good child, a happy child
All will be well
Looking up I could see your eyes
I could see I was a loved child, a special child
And you would be there
But as I became myself
Testing out the bound of fickle love’s embrace
And so between us things have changed
You don’t seem to know me now
Look into my face

If I could scream any louder I would
Be any prouder then I would
Aim any higher, see any wider
Scream any louder then I would

Look ahead on the rest of my own life
Time will tell if it’s a good road, a hard road
And will you be there?
And in the end it matters how I tried
It matters that I lived
I lived dignified
 

If I could scream any louder I would
Be any prouder then I would
Aim any higher, see any wider
Scream any louder then I would

If I could scream any louder I would
Be any prouder then I would
Aim any higher, see any wider
Scream

 

PRECIOUS LITTLE GETS AWAY
Aug 27, 2015

Precious Little’s working overtime
Down at the Cheetah on Sunset Strip
Covered in baby oil and Gelatin
Seems like a working man can’t get a grip
Precious Little’s got a master plan
A leg up on these Lotharios
Secrets have a way of falling in her hands
She knows a thing or two she shouldn’t know

She’s got a month of Sundays coming her way
Gonna cash ‘em all in or bust
Don’t get caught looking the other way
‘Cause you won’t see her for dust
 

She’s been through times too tough to mention
And nothing comes to those who wait
Ran all the lights on the road to redemption
And while you’re trying to play it safe
Precious Little gets away

Precious Little hits the bookie shops
Ten thousand dollar bills in a Vuitton bag
She plays her measurements
She know the word will get around
When hands can’t touch then tongues will wag
Precious Little packs herself a case
With two bikinis and a make up pouch
She was stuffing all her winnings in the rest of the space
When some son-of-a-bitch with a bullhorn shouts

“Hands on your head now this is a raid,
Everybody better hit the floor”
But when the final head count was made
The coppers found themselves one blonde short

She’s been through times too tough to mention
And nothing comes to those who wait
Ran all the lights on the road to redemption
And while you’re trying to play it safe
Precious Little gets away

If you look real close the only shapes she’s throwing are those sails on the horizon 

She’s been through times too tough to mention
And nothing comes to those who wait
Ran all the lights on the road to redemption
And while you’re trying to play it safe
Precious Little gets away

Ah, that’s one blonde in a hurry

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

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