The Phoenix Bridge

by The Phoenix Bridge

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released June 7, 2016

Words and Music by The Phoenix Bridge.
Copyright 2016, All Rights Reserved.

Patrick Leaver - Lead Vocals/Guitar/Piano/Synths
Brian Kibler - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals/Piano
Chris Boschi - Bass
Matt Leaver - Drums/Backing Vocals

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The Phoenix Bridge

Loud and soft. Off kilter, but on point. Perfect imperfection. A constant regrowth of musical scar tissue. An infinite pattern of destruction and rehabilitation. Contradiction, yet making complete sense. Not Grunge, just Crash.

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Track Name: Everyone In (The Show Is About To Begin)
Everyone, Everyone In
The Show Is About To Begin
Everybody's got an opinion of me
Everyone's got something to say
Now I hear you know my name
And I'll teach you all thine ways
Then I'll leave you in the wake
Of everything that's chemical here

Everyone, draw in
The show is about to begin
We are so happy you could join
But now that I've arrived
We can begin
We can begin

Everyone, bow down to the man
For he's the only one with a plan
Let imperfection always reign supreme
Remember death is but a bad dream
The space you give yourself
Means the less that will drink to your health
There's no change when a man meets wealth
And everyone is beautiful here

Everyone, fall in
For there's no intermission
We're only here to entertain
The spirits intertwined
Under our skin
Under my skin

If you'll give a hand...
Is everybody in?
Can't stop myself from grinning
Won't you take your seats?
I'm only just beginning
Give this clown a crown
For uniting our little town

Faker, Faker
Such a tragic heartbreaker
Oh, no
It's the afterglow
Oh, yes
On with the show

Everyone, get in
The world is about to end
We are elated you could make
This moment we're alive
Here at the end
Here we begin
Track Name: Superstar
I won't love you for your money or your fame
Cause you don't know my name
I can't sell out for your pennies on your dime
Cause that's the perfect crime

I'm the center of attention in my own damn mind
And by God, I'm feeling divine
I got the album of the decade and my daddy didn't write it for me
But the light is brighter from the bottom
You can take it to the bank and tell the devil that I shot em
I'm the one you wanna love, and I'm everything you wanna be
I'm a superstar

Hate the player but you don't play the game
Unless you're so ashamed
I'm ahead and I'm more than you can chew
So what you gonna do? (What you gonna do?)

If everybody listens to the words I say
They'd know to get out of my way
You're gonna have to do better if you're gonna do better than I
Your girlfriend's in my bed
And I never let the pressure go to my head
And I never lose control like you're gonna lose control tonight
I'm a superstar

You can't touch me
You can't crush me
World, get ready
Cause I am crashing down...
(I am crashing down)

All you motherfuckers wanna bring me down
You're gonna have to jump the line that goes back to down town
My libido's always running and I always get my women for free
Everybody's tryin' to tag me with a mista
Got the money in my pocket, but I ain't gonna fix ya
You could pay a little more, but you're never ever getting a piece
Of a superstar

Superstar
Track Name: Falling Out Never Felt So Good
Don't cry, for I'm a fool to trust those eyes
Well she's a real smooth talker with a governing smile
She's got a dead tooth center, but she's sweeter than an apple pie
You've told me one too many lies
I got the alligator luck, feel like a million bucks
I'm going in to pay the piper, but I'm never going out of style

Falling out never felt so goddamn good
Yeah
Done living like a bad man, who wasn't privy to the good plan
That I was too much in love to see
That you broke my heart

And now I feel like I'm in love with myself
Matrimony killed the cat, big daddy's coming back
And he's coming with a lot of help
And it's a feeling even love cannot dispel
You're the baseball bat, not a hell of a catch
Always said I played the game, but I never said I played it well

But it don't have to be this way
If you don't wanna be my friend
Please remember that your hate is so passé
And now I'm walking in the sun, I feel so fine
In spite of all the loneliness, I try to lose you
But you get me every time

Yet, when I'm old and feeling down
I'm gonna take my money to the liquor store
Drink that juice and cash a bottle or more
Croon my story till the quarter of four
I'm gonna get right out of town

Falling out never felt so goddamn good
Done living like a bad man
Who wasn't privy to the good plan
That I was too much in love to see
Track Name: Embargo
I hear you know a guy that owns the place
Your name's impossible to give away

Cause I need a favor and you're in no position to decline
There's dragons and dangers and none of us are coming back alive
I need something for the job
And you're the sort of freak

By the light of the moon, don't let me down
All the kings and their men can't stop us now
If you can't eat the sun, go underground

Demons and whispers that blind you when they hit you in the eye
Scepters and flagons of cancer-shooting whiskey in the sky
I've got someone for the job
And you're the kind of creep

Out of sight, out of mind
Out of sight, out of mind
Out of sight, out of mind
Out of sight, out of mind

By the light of the moon, don't let me go
Will we fight again soon, well, I don't know
You gotta run with the cash to feed the soul
Or fall apart at the seams of no control
Track Name: All These Wasted Years
When I was young, I had it all
Had my whole life ahead of me
I never thought that I could fall
But I was just too blind to see
I thought that all my hopes and dreams
Would keep me safe when things got tough
I learned all too well and much too late
That hopes and dreams just aren't enough

And after all these wasted years
Can you tell me why am I still here
I've got nothing left to give
I don't wanna die but I wish I had a reason
A reason to live

In hiding from the world outside
Solitude's my only friend
I mourn the loss of wasted time
That I cannot get back again
There's no one else that I can blame
For the way things are
Afraid to win
Afraid to lose
Afraid to try
It never got me very far

And after all these wasted years
Can someone tell me why am I still here
I've got nothing left to give
I don't wanna die but I wish I had a reason
A reason to live
Track Name: Bitch
You will pay for what you've done
For what you've done
So you say, that you've won
Take me on

You point the finger to cause the mass distressor
Promote the violence to act as your successor
To make the failures of man repeat full circle
To make the failures of man repeat full circle
Inciting masses to sequester the power
Opposing millions with hate and lies that tower
I've seen the fires they set to the red nation
I've seen the fires they set to the red nation

Pill to get me high on
Will to keep me right on
Hell to let me ride on
And those things don't come for free now
Pill to let me die on
Will to keep me right on
Hell you let me ride on
And those things don't come for free now

Take me on for freedom space, an empty case
Losing touch, to save some face, to save your race

Divide the people with fear and take control
Expose the demons that cold corrupt the soul
You got no plan, you got the votes
Make the people the scapegoats
It's in the word that you wrote
Now you're forming the plan anticipated
You're becoming the man morale deflated
We're all consumers in the flesh and the mind and the illness is the product that you push
And now I've got the

Pill the get me high on
Will to keep me right on
Hell to let me ride on
And those things don't come for free now
Pill to let me die on
Will to keep me right on
Hell you let me ride on
And those things don't come for free now

Take me on for freedom space, an empty case
Losing touch, to save your face, to save your face
Using God to get your way, to get your way
Good king trump, have your say, have your say

Push agendas short selling the truth
So condemn those who don't think like you
Build that wall and watch it come undone
Wield that power like a loaded gun

Pill to get me high on
Will to keep me right on
Hell to let me ride on
And those things don't come for free now
Pill to let me die on
Will to keep me right on
Hell you let me ride on
And those things don't come for free now

Take me on for freedom space, an empty case
Losing touch, to save some face, to save your race
Fuel to fire, fuhrer King, if you were king
So inspired to take your reign, to feel no pain

And you're a son of a bitch
And you're a son of a bitch
And you're a son of a bitch
And you're a son of a bitch
Track Name: Jesus is A Killjoy
Turned the tube up in my car
Feeling like a superstar
To what do my ears deceive?
That which caused my ears to bleed

And they say that rock is dead
With a self inflicted bullet to the head

I won’t listen anymore
To that bullshit corporate rock whore

How original you claim to be
I don’t even like it when I’m stoned
You’re not doing anything we haven’t seen before
Fuck your shit and fuck all of your clones

Put mankind all on patrol
For those who killed poor rock and roll

My brain dances nicely in this vice
So jam along to words you didn’t write
You’re not saying anything we haven’t said before
Fuck your shit and fuck all of your clones

Fuck your clones and fuck you.
Track Name: Insectious
It seems you've caught my eye
Little fly
Soon I'll be eating you
So sad you don't know how
How to drown
Now you're a bug to chew

Hold your breath, for I am king
Of all depth, of all things
Cross that line, no one knows
For I am blind

I won't be afraid
I won't be erased
I won't be afraid
To be unkind

It takes a kind of man
To tangle in my web
Well, maybe you can try
My polyamorous hand
Won't take a chance
On bleeding to feed the fly

Cancer man, I presume
Insection, lovely fume
Splinter's eye, filler line
Take my life...I

I won't be afraid
I won't be erased
I won't be afraid
To be unkind

I just keep killing you
For the truth, for whom has denied my thirst
I hang out to survive
Feed me, for I have fallen in the dirt

What a trip this has been
Freudian slip, fall in sin
Sister shame, brother crutch
Acid stain...

I won't be afraid
I won't be erased
I won't be afraid
To be unkind
Track Name: Cheat With You
You remind me of a one misplaced
When making love upon the staircase
Blow a kiss and take it for a ride
Let my libido be your guide

You can have it all
Anything you want
As long as I am not the only one

I wanna cheat with you
When the love isn't there, yeah
I wanna cheat with you
When I feel no repair, yeah

It elates me so to be your new tattoo
It's how I feel when I've become you
If my love is not enough for that
Let my lust fill in all the gaps

Have you got a man
Or someone on the shelf?
It's always better when it's someone else

I wanna cheat with you
Wanna feel my love, yeah
I wanna cheat with you
Wanna fill that cup

It's high time, doll of mine
Breaking off and killing time
Conversation's always fine
In the business, out the business
Get religious, sacrilegious

I wanna cheat with you
When the love isn't there, yeah
I wanna cheat with you
When I feel no repair, yeah
I wanna cheat with you
It's my favorite drug
I wanna cheat with you
Feel my love

And it's my kind of lovin'
It's my kind of love
You know what to do
Woman
Track Name: God-Sized
I am free
To make my way
From my tree
I break my chains
I am old
And beyond repair
Bones are cold
Beneath me, bare

A wanderer's dream
Made its passage
Planted seed
Laid and spilled

Our love is stored
In frozen cup
With locking door
To hold you up

On the horizon
Her message soars
"I am forever
Forever yours"

Can't believe
You remembered
Dearest Eve,
Release thine ember
You were kind
Once you suffered
Always blind
Once a lover

Time to discover the size of a god
How do we measure existence flawed?

We are one
And kindred, still
Nothing gone
No need to kill

She breathed life
Like no other
None knew strife
Like I loved her
She was kind
Yet we suffer
Now I cry
Hear me, father

If you love,
You will suffer
Track Name: Nebula
You take away the novelty
The house becomes a prison
The core beyond a lock and key

Is pain
The all too familiar stain
Pain
The all too familiar stain

We are not alone
This house is not a home
Make me feel it

Are we big fish in a small pond
Or are we little fish?

In time
Numbers and dots on a line
Time
Space at the end of a line

We don't stand a chance
The power's in your hands
Fate will find a way
To make us whole one day
Make me feel it

Are you listening now?
The walls have broken down
When we embrace our flaws
We're not slaves to God
Make me feel it
Track Name: Always Love
Floating through time, is the one
The memory's exhaled, the world, young
As I drink my memories away
The remnants, they lead me astray

I'll take all of your pain
And lift you above
Sister, don't be afraid
Always love

Your whispers are birthed to delight
The moments I won't give a fight
We let the chips lie where they fall
Down, down below the kiss upon the wall

And I'll take all of my sins
And trade them for your light
Treasure all of these days
Just for tonight

If I should try to get to know you, dear
Then loving you's the worst way
It's only grey when all the blues fade away
Fade away
Fade away
All the blues, they fade away
Fade away

I'll take all of your pain
And lift you above
Sister, don't be ashamed
Always love
I'll find another way
To steal away the time I'd given up
I spent my time giving chase
To always love
I'll take all of your pain
And lift you above
Sister, don't be afraid
Always Love
Track Name: Son of Dog
Come with me
And live vicariously
To attest your faith
Believe and you shall see
How to please
If you are not guilty
Then You'll discover
What you want to feel

What you want to feel
What you want to feel

Close your eyes
And you can open your mind
And you can taste the wine
For it is said divine
If you fly
To the rest of your kind
To a cult defined
Then this son of dog is blind

Son of dog is blind
Son of dog is blind

And I saw it in the ashes
There it stood
The Phoenix Bridge
Beyond the wood
Burn, burn, burn
Like the needle to the skin
To sterilize
So you can rise again


But who am I?
Who am I?
Me?
Me?
It couldn't be
I've got it
I've got it!
I'll be God

And I'll be the biggest God there ever was
Then I'll finally fit into those pants
Maybe even give my love a chance
I'll swim the oceans and I'll soar the skies
What a sight I'll be for sorest eyes
Me? No it couldn't be
No
No
No

I'll be me
Human
Weak
Fuck
I let it happen again