Lyrics for songs appearing on Ten With Strangers' "WAKE UP CALL"

ANOTHER SIDE OF ME

 

She wants me so badly

I can’t get it through my head – I’ve gotta let it out

She found out that I want out

I can’t understand why she’s believing in me

So, look what happened to us now

And are you happier somehow?

I’m only laughing ‘cause you think you found another side of me


When she’s talking right to me

Might as well be talking right through me

I’m thinking ‘bout the Cubs and my eyes are glistening

Rambling about wedding cake – can’t hardly stay awake

I’m barely listenin’ to what she’s sayin’

Put on my shades, I just can’t take her glare penetrating

Obsessive love affair, she’s closing in, so suffocating

So, look what happened to us now

And are you happier somehow?

I’m only laughing ‘cause you think you found another side of me

But, look what happened to us now

And still you think I’m such a clown

I only act this way to make you want me – Do you want me?

I’ve been runnin’ round in circles in my head and now I can’t stop

No, no I can’t stop with your love

Should I stay or should I go away instead?

I can’t figure out, it’s so frustrating

She wants me so badly

I can’t get it through my head – I’ve gotta let it out

She found out that I want out

She can’t understand why

So, look what happened to us now

And are you happier somehow?

I’m only laughing ‘cause you think you found another side of me

But, look what happened to us now

And still you think I’m such a clown

I only act this way to make you want me – Do you want me?

Do you want me?   Do you want me?    Do you want me?

SO LONG, GOODBYE

 

Here comes another break up song where everything is going wrong

I know, you’ve heard it all before

You tried to have it all your way, now I just need the guts to say

So long, it’s all become a bore

You made me walk on air every time you came around

Now I pull out my hair and I wear a permanent frown
Chorus
So long, goodbye – I never wanted you

Can’t waste my life – there’s nothing I can do

I want you far away from here – let’s make this absolutely clear

So long, goodbye
 

You thought you had control of me, indentured in your slavery

Just like the way it’s always been

Can’t take another day of your lies, so when that fake teardrop dries

You’ll know, I’ll never break again

And now that I’ve been burned, I’m lettin’ you down hard

I‘ll write these seven words on your happy birthday card
 

So long, goodbye – I never wanted you

Can’t waste my life – there’s nothing I can do

I want you far away from here – let’s make this absolutely clear

So long, goodbye

And now that I’ve been burned, I’m lettin’ you down hard

I‘ll write these seven words on your happy birthday card

So long, goodbye – I never wanted you

Can’t waste my life – there’s nothing I can do

I want you far away from here – let’s make this absolutely clear

So long, goodbye

 

I want you far away from here – let’s make this absolutely clear

I want you far away from here – let’s make this absolutely clear

I want you far away from here – let’s make this absolutely clear

I want you far away from here – let’s make this absolutely clear

So long, goodbye

GOTTA GET HOME

 

On the road and frozen over – A million miles from anywhere I know

It’s gettin’ kind of old

Got no sleep, it seems for ages – Highway nights and concert stages

Oh oh oh – Sometimes you wanna go

Back to where nobody really cares who you date and how you cut your hair
Disappear in anonymity – Oh oh oh oh oh

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get) 

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)
I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)

                              

Time flies by and nothing changes
Spend my life with perfect strangers day to day

They’re quoting every word I say

Marquee lights and tabloid stories - I’d trade it all for plain and boring
Just get away – I need to take a holiday

 

Back where everybody knows your name

People treat you like you’re still the same geek who couldn’t get a prom date

Oh oh oh  oh oh

 

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get) 

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)
I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)

Back to Fridays at the football game – Yearbook pictures that you hide in shame

Take me back to all the memories – Oh oh oh oh oh

I gotta, gotta get home

 

Back to where nobody really cares who you date and how you cut your hair
Disappear in anonymity – Oh oh oh oh oh

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get) 

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)
I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)

I gotta, gotta get home (gotta gotta get)

I gotta, gotta get home                

 

DYING YOUNG

 

Something happened on our way to growing up

The truth was sold for a lousy couple of bucks

Does it matter if we don’t believe its right?

Does it matter if another soldier dies?

Well I say Yeah!  Oh Yeah!

I pledge allegiance to my home

One nation out of control

We’re all just goin’ crazy

We’re all just dyin’ young

On the news everyday is tragedy

I’m sick of seein’ the fall of society

I got a feelin’ all the hate we carry around

Is gonna put us all six feet underground

We all scream Yeah! Oh Yeah!

I pledge allegiance to my home

One nation out of control

We’re all just goin’ crazy

We’re all just dyin’ young

I pledge allegiance to my home

One nation out of control

We’re all just goin’ crazy

We’re all just dyin’ young

A generation lost its soul

And revolution’s much too slow

We’re all just goin’ crazy

We’re all just dyin’ young

WAKE UP CALL

Our perfect world is made of ruin

We ruin the Earth – it’s counting down

And these perfect trees are made of sorrow

A sorrow they share for all that live and breathe

We are the enemy

Our future is black and white
Do damage or do what’s right
One chance at redemption for us all
This is our wake up call


The seasons will change, but the world gets warmer
There’s more hurricanes and the rising of the sea
The glaciers are talking, saying “Why don’t you want me?”
Before it’s too late, we must avert this tragedy
Open your eyes and see

Our future is black and white
Do damage or do what’s right
One chance at redemption for us all
This is our wake up call
One people by strength we’re bound
Stand up and make our children proud
One moment can define it for us all
This is our wake up call

Marine life in despair – Oil flowing everywhere

A way of life is gone – what the hell is going on?

Addictive energy - Will we ever learn to see?

Can you hear me?  Can you hear me?

Our future is black and white
Do damage or do what’s right
One chance at redemption for us all
This is our wake up call
One people by strength we’re bound
Stand up and make our children proud
One moment can define it for us all
This is a wake up call

Our wake up call

Our wake up call

 

This is our wake up call everyone

Our chance to take action

To stand up and do what’s right!

OUT OF CONTROL

Walking backward toward the end of time - Reality blurred

Close my eyes – Haunting me every night, my visions of her

I can see blood – I can see trouble – Now, it’s only double

I’m out of control - I can’t control it - out of control

I’m out of control - I can’t control it

But you’ll never know it – ‘cause I’ll never show it

I’m out of control - I can’t control it

But you’ll never know it – ‘cause I’ll never show it

I’m out of control – out of control – oh!


On the edge, fall to the other side – Heart beatin’ slow

Waking up bathed in eternal light – Losin’ my soul

Try to hold on, but I only struggle – An infinite puzzle

I’m out of control - I can’t control it - out of control

I’m out of control - I can’t control it

But you’ll never know it – ‘cause I’ll never show it

I’m out of control - I can’t control it

But you’ll never know it – ‘cause I’ll never show it

I’m out of control – out of control – oh!

SOMETIMES

 

Paint a picture of my soul – fill in every little hole

All the stories left untold – am I really growin’ old?

Heal the scar left on my heart – try to make a brand new start

Everything just falls apart – when reality hits home

Well, I tried to fake it, but I’ve lost control

‘Cause sometimes life gets the best of me
And all my dreams seem to shatter
Yeah sometimes life gets the best of me
And nothing really seems to matter…no!

Look into my bloodshot eyes – life’ll cut you down to size

Am I sounding very wise? - you can help me if you try

Climb inside my weary head – let me crawl back into bed
Sleep away the day instead – maybe I’m bet-ter off dead

Well, I tried to make it, but I’ve lost my nerve

‘Cause sometimes life gets the best of me
And all my dreams seem to shatter
Yeah sometimes life gets the best of me
And nothing really seems to matter…no!

 

I tried to fake it, but I’ve lost control…

 

Sometimes life gets the best of me
And all my dreams seem to shatter
Yeah sometimes life gets the best of me
And nothing really seems to matter…no!

LETTER TO JENNIFER

 

Jennifer on my TV and every cover of a magazine

Jennifer your hair so fine – Smile like the sun and your lips divine

I see your picture and it almost hurts - Drivin’ me crazy in your mini-skirts

Oh, Jennifer, yeah, you’re on my mind – Got my libido workin’ overtime

This is my letter to Jennifer – Oh, I gotta have you in my world

It’s Jennifer and me K-I-S-S-I-N-G in my letter to Jennifer

Oh, Jennifer

Jennifer, you give me chills when you descend from your Hollywood Hills

Oh, Jennifer, I write for thee – Just like Eddie and Valerie

Who am I kidding? This could never go far – You’re used to dating all those movie stars

Oh, Jennifer what am I to do?  No other woman is as perfect as you

This is my letter to Jennifer – Oh, I gotta have you in my world

It’s Jennifer and me K-I-S-S-I-N-G in my letter to Jennifer

(Oh, Jennifer) You wake up and it’s front page news

(Oh, Jennifer) Staring right at me with your baby blues

(Oh, Jennifer) Workin’ the carpet in your evening gown

(Oh, Jenny)    Making me wait until your love comes down

 

This is my letter to Jennifer – Oh, I gotta have you in my world

It’s Jennifer and me K-I-S-S-I-N-G in my letter to Jennifer

Oh, it’s my letter to Jennifer – Yeah, I gotta have you in my world

It’s Jennifer and me dodging paparazzi in my letter to Jennifer

Oh, Jennifer

 

Jennifer…Jennifer

Jennifer…oh, Jennifer

Jennifer…Jennifer

Jennifer…oh, Jennifer

All songs written by and © 2009 - JAKE STRATTON &

TEN WITH STRANGERS

ON MY KNEES

 

I think of all the ways we’ve lost in love - and it only makes me sad
I think of all the time we’ve spent alone - and the memories we’ve had

You’re walkin’ on my heart tonight – I’m torn apart inside – These feelings never fade
If you could find a way to change your mind – ‘Cause you're drivin’ me insane

You promised me you’d stay but I want more
We let it slip away once before
If you could taste the pain I know
I won’t let you go
Let you go-oh-oh-oh-oh

Nobody here – Nobody home
Now I’m on my knees for you

Together we stand – divided we fall

Now I’m on my knees for you

When I look into your eyes when you cry – when you try to hold my hand
In the moon-light

I know I made mistakes old habits they’re so hard to break…I tried

To do what’s right

You promised me you’d stay but I want more
We let it slip away once before
If you could taste the pain I know
I won’t let you go
Let you go-oh-oh-oh-oh

Nobody here – No one to call

Now I’m on my knees for you

Together we stand – divided we fall

Now I’m on my knees for you

I’m sorry for the never ending lies

I see the truth with one look in your eyes
Just take another chance I know
I won’t let you go

Let you go-oh-oh-oh-oh

You promised me you’d stay but I want more
We let it slip away once before
If you could taste the pain I know
I won’t let you go
Let you go-oh-oh-oh-oh

Nobody here – No one to call

Now I’m on my knees for you

Together we stand – divided we fall

Now I’m on my knees for you

Nobody here – No one to call

Now I’m on my knees for you

Together we stand – divided we fall

Now I’m on my knees for you

 

Now I’m on my knees for you

Now I’m on my knees for you

THE SURVIVAL

 

The time has come – the word is out
(This is the uprising – Long live the uprising)

Along the way you’ll hear us shout

(This is the uprising – Long live the uprising)

Unfolding anger our blood begins to boil

Ignoring danger we’ll settle this old score

Riots in the streets – and we FIGHT for the survival

Accepting no defeat – and we FIGHT for the survival

We congregate on hallowed ground

(This is the uprising – Long live the uprising)

To overthrow the sovereign crown

(This is the uprising – Long live the uprising)

Oppressive forces imposing their demands

Aggressive actions – this time we make a stand

Riots in the streets – and we FIGHT for the survival

Accepting no defeat – and we FIGHT for the survival

We’ve suffered for so long – we’ve suffered for so long

But we won’t take it – take it any more

We’ve suffered for so long – we’ve suffered for so long

But we won’t take it – take it any more – ohhhhhhhhhhh

 

Riots in the streets – and we FIGHT for the survival

Accepting no defeat – and we FIGHT for the survival

FIGHT for honor – FIGHT for glory – FIGHT for freedom – FIGHT forever

FIGHT for honor – FIGHT for glory – FIGHT for freedom – FIGHT forever

FIGHT!