Lyrics for songs appearing on Ten With Strangers' "INFECTIOUS"

CAVITY

 

Every time I look at you I cry –  I don’t know why

Every night I dream of you I lie - awake all night


When I first met you my heart almost stopped

But, now I think you’ll just finish me off

 

Another night inside your horror –  another pain inside my head

I bite my tongue when you ask what’s wrong

Now I might end up dead

 

Second chances sometimes work, but now you’re on your tenth

No more tears and no more lies – How ‘bout the truth instead?

 

Now and then I wonder why I’m still around
When every inch of my heart is rotted out

 

Another night inside your horror – another pain inside my head

I bite my tongue when you ask what’s wrong

Now I might end up dead
Well hear this instead…

 

Can’t you see that your love is killing me?

Every kiss just decays my cavity

Lock the door, ‘cause you won’t be sleepin’ here – no more!

What I wanna say is go away…just go away…please go away


Can’t you see that your love is killing me?

Every kiss just decays my cavity

Lock the door, ‘cause you won’t be sleepin’ here – no more!

What I wanna say is go away…just go away…just go away

Just go away…please go away

OVERDOSE

Do you remember all the days gone by?

Well, now I’m livin’ with a one track mind

My heart is racin’ like a runaway train

My head is spinnin’ like a hurricane

Is something wrong with me?

Hey – hey – hey - hey

I lost my sanity – I‘m gonna get my fix

Hook me up another blow

My new drug is rock and roll

Gonna take an overdose

I got the feeling rushin’ through my veins
Another shot and I’ll be gone again

Don’t need a reason to induce myself

It’s an addiction and a cry for help

Is something wrong with me?

Hey – hey – hey - hey

I lost my sanity – I‘m gonna get my fix

Hook me up another blow

My new drug is rock and roll

Gonna take an overdose

 

Is something wrong with me?

Hey – hey – hey - hey

I lost my sanity – I‘m gonna get my fix

Hook me up another blow

My new drug is rock and roll

Gonna take an overdose

Hook me up another blow

My new drug is rock and roll

Gonna take an overdose


Hey – hey – hey – hey

SLAVE

 

I wanna get you alone

I wanna teach you everything
And when there’s no one around

I’m gonna make you try everything – you’ll try everything – oh oh

I wanna get you alone – I wanna break up your home

I wanna shield you from everything but myself

I wanna tell you a lie about the voice in my head

I wanna make you my slave again – don’t let me down

Forgive me if I don’t mind if we awaken the dead

My spirit’s so out of line

Someday I might reconcile with all these thoughts that I have

The ones that haunt me at night

I tried to lock them inside but they keep breakin’ out

I wanna get you alone – I wanna break up your home

I wanna shield you from everything but myself

I wanna tell you a lie about the voice in my head

I wanna make you my slave again – don’t let me down

In the depths of my past

Look around – it’s my one last regret

I wanna get you alone – I wanna break up your home

I wanna shield you from everything but myself

I wanna tell you a lie about the voice in my head

I wanna make you my slave again – don’t let me down

 

Don’t let me down – oh oh oh

Don’t let me down – oh oh

NEVER BELIEVE

 

Sometimes I think I’m right on the edge of where the happy people play

Sometimes I find out that I wasn’t even close

And you can talk about the way that I call you every time you have a date

Just to find out if you’re in your bed alone

So, give me one good reason to say I’m movin’ on

When all I can do is sing this bitter song – callin’ out your name…

With all the love you gave shinin’ down on me

But, I could never, oh, never believe

I’m reachin’ out my hand – come and rescue me

‘Cause I could never, oh, never believe
 

Remember when we used to die for a kiss and we could laugh the night away

It ain’t so funny, now that I’m the only joke

Well, now and then I get a taste of your lips and I can smell your hairspray

But, it’s your big brown eyes that I think I miss the most

So, give me one good reason to say I’m movin’ on

When all I can do is sing this bitter song – callin’ out your name…

With all the love you gave shinin’ down on me

But, I could never, oh, never believe

I’m reachin’ out my hand – come and rescue me

‘Cause I could never, oh, never believe

 

So, give me one good reason to say I’m movin’ on

When all I can do is sing this bitter song – callin’ out your name…

With all the love you gave shinin’ down on me

But, I could never, oh, never believe

I’m reachin’ out my hand – come and rescue me

‘Cause I could never, oh, never believe

Oh no, I could never, oh, never believe

I’m reachin’ out my hand…

ONE MORE CHANCE

 

You like pleasure with pain

A quaint ménage-a-trois

Touch your lips to the flame

And detonate the bomb

You can’t ignore the words you hear

So, listen close to this my dear

Every time you walk away

You can’t resist it when I say

Give me one more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

One more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

Here we go – we’re out of control

One more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

Feed your addiction to me

Emotional demise

Here for your fantasies

Seduce me with your lies

Obsession rotten to the core

But, all is fair in love and war

And when you try to break these chains

Keep crawling back to hear me say

Give me one more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

One more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

Here we go – we’re out of control

One more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

 

You can’t ignore the words you hear

So, listen close to this my dear

Every time you walk away

You can’t resist it when I say

Give me one more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

One more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

Here we go – we’re out of control

One more chance to break your heart – to break your heart

 

WRECK

 

I feel I’m breakin’ open

I feel I’m underground

A magnet for bad fortune

Another sip and I might drown…

I got the weight of the world on my back

I got a pain in my soul – heart attack

I guess you’d call me a wreck


I’m so damn tired of waitin’

I learned my lesson well

I’m fallin’ from salvation

I’m fallin’ right back into hell…

I got the weight of the world on my back

I got a pain in my soul – heart attack

I guess you’d call me a wreck

Will it all go away?

I got the weight of the world on my back

I got a pain in my soul – heart attack

I guess you’d call me a wreck

I got the weight of the world on my back

I got a pain in my soul – heart attack

I guess you’d call me a wreck

FIVE PAST TWO

I drove for six long days and watched the nights erode

I wished for other ways to leave the past alone

Oh, yeah

You thought you’d seen the end of me, it happened much too easily

Oh, yeah

I wanted wife and kids and a life with no regrets
I can’t shake the things she did, but it hasn’t stopped me yet

Oh, yeah

You thought you’d seen the end of me, it happened much too easily

Oh, yeah

You lied to me, you lied to me, you lied to me

She just took the wheel at noon – made the backseat my bedroom

And just dreamed of better days

I woke up at five past two – just to find the dream was true

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

 

Oh, yeah

You thought you’d seen the end of me, it happened much too easily

Oh, yeah

You lied to me, you lied to me, you lied to me

She just took the wheel at noon – made the backseat my bedroom

And just dreamed of better days

I woke up at five past two – just to find the dream was true

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

BETTER PLACE

 

Oh, God can you see me?

Tryin’ to find my way to a better place

Where the light is shinin’ brighter all the time

Can you see me?

The lines of life growing deeper on my face

A reminder that we’re only human

And now we’re rising toward the sun

Like a phoenix from the sea

Can’t believe we’d turn back now, can’t believe we’d turn back now

And I stumble and I fall

‘Cause it takes the breath from me

Can’t believe we’d turn back now, can’t believe we’d turn back now

We all make mistakes now

A sign says come in and wash those sins away

A reprieve for all of us stuck in denial

Can I ask why?

Been saving up my pride for another day

And it seems that day is only getting’ further

But, now we’re rising toward the sun

Like a thousand mysteries

Can’t believe we’d turn back now, can’t believe we’d turn back now

And I stumble and I fall

‘Cause it takes the breath from me

Can’t believe we’d turn back now, can’t believe we’d turn back now

Oh, God can you see me?

Tryin’ to find my way to a better place

All songs written by and © 2003/2004 - JAKE STRATTON & TEN WITH STRANGERS

FALL AWAY

Too many demons to hide - Too much to lock up inside

Too many answers unknown

Too many holes in my heart - Too many holes in my soul
I think I’m out of control

And it tears me up inside
Waitin’ for my judgement day

And I fall away – away – away

I fall away – away – away

Sometimes I wish I could die - Sometimes I can’t get a high

Another lie that we’re sold

These things controlling my life – Addictions making me sick

My flesh and blood turning numb

And the rage I hold inside

Rushes through my frozen veins

And I fall away – away – away

I fall away – away – away

I fall away – away – away

I fall away – away – away

Someone save this wasted life – losing my grip and I fall away…

 

Someone save this wasted life – losing my grip…

Chorus

And I fall away – away – away

I fall away – away – away

I fall away – away – away

I fall away – away – away

I'LL BE THE ONE

 

Watchin’, waitin’, hopin’, cryin’ for days when you leave me alone

Silent sleepin’ through the night while you’re breathin’ with the TV on

You’re like a deadly disease that keeps haunting me and I can’t find the cure

I’m gonna leave this town and not turn around – I won’t see you anymore

I don’t want you – I can’t turn away

I don’t need you – No, I don’t need you

I’ll be the one for you until the pain is gone – I’ll be the one

This foolish dream come true

Wake me now – Wake me now

Thought you loved me – thought your love was free

All your tender kisses – they just poisoned me

Just the same – only myself to blame – for thoughts of staying with you

Overrated, you’re outdated and fading fast from the truth

You bleed your words on the wall – scream them down the hall and leave the wounds on my face

I’m just looking for time to get you off my mind

‘Cause somethin’ seems out of place

I don’t want you – I can’t turn away

I don’t need you – No, I don’t need you

I’ll be the one for you until the pain is gone – I’ll be the one

This foolish dream come true

Wake me now – Wake me now

 

I’ll be the one for you until the pain is gone – I’ll be the one

This foolish dream come true

Wake me now – Wake me now

I don’t want you

I don’t want you

I don’t want you

No, I don’t want you