Lyrics: Renegade Parade

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Numb
I begin to feel numb
I am no longer young
the paths are closing in

So many choices
Too many voices
Competing in my head

Too many voices
Too many voices
Too many voices in my head

The pressure’s mounting
I have been counting
The years are adding up

Don’t know what I feel
Is any of this real
What will happen in the end

Everybody knows what’s best
Never let it rest
I can’t take it anymore

Is this my only chance
I’ll take one final dance
Will I be ready for the test

Night Drive
The evening’s quiet let’s go for a ride
Somewhere in the distance, leave this crazy world behind

Endless road before me, highway stretches on
Wide open spaces, horizon never ends

And the song on the stereo makes my heart sing (la, la, la)
Suddenly everything makes perfect sense
It’s a good night for a drive, it’s a good night to be alive
It’s a good night for a drive, it’s a good night to be alive

Dusk falls upon me, lost in another time
No place to be, no commitments

Stars fill the sky in the quiet of the night
It’s a good night for a drive
It’s a good night to be alive

Insomnia
I really need to go to bed
But there’s so much in my head

I really need to go to bed, cause it’s after 12 am
The morning will come quick, and I’ll wish I’d slept instead

And I’ll dream sweet dreams, adventures with Pippi Longstocking
I’ll dream sweet dreams, flying high above the trees

I really need to go to bed
But I’m playing guitar instead

Thinking of the books I’ve just read
my mind running ahead

And I’ll dream sweet dreams, adventures with Pippi Longstocking
I’ll dream sweet dreams, when I finally fall asleep

If I could just fall asleep
I’d get lost in my dreams

Would You Know
Feeling so suffocated, the walls are closing in on me
Too many people, I can no longer breath

Maybe I could go, would you even know if I left today
If I started fresh would you care that I left my life here

Sitting on the steps alone on a cold San Francisco night
Wondering what we are doing, will we ever see the light

Dreaming of another place, where everything will turn out alright
Maybe it’s here, maybe it’s there, maybe I’ll never see the light

Just need a space, a place where I can clear my head
Just need to be me for a while, without the stressful effects

The Clock Ticks
Rain falling from the sky
The days passing by
The wait is longer still
Life on hold until

I hear the clock ticking in the kitchen
Doesn’t matter how hard I try
I just can’t change tomorrow

The night time darkness fades
The sun rising far away
Day break still brings pain
No one knowing what to say

A quiet comes over the street
something the eyes can’t see
Time fades away
With nothing left to say

Bernadine
Goodbye fall day, looks like it’s gonna rain
Snow will come, sun will go away, so goodbye sweet fall day

Trees are bare, the grass is green
Leaves blowin round, cover the streets

Last chance to be outside without a coat, and with a smile
Store strength for days to come

Hiding out within our homes
Days will come, warmth limited
Light is less in months ahead

Need your strength to breath some life
Into your soul, into your eyes
Summer will come, warmth and there will be
And you will see you made it and you are free

Goodbye fall day, we’ll meet again someplace
Hope will reign, fears will fall away
So goodbye sweet fall day

Goodbye fall day, looks like it’s gonna rain
Snow will come, sun will go away, so goodbye sweet fall day
Need your strength to breath some life
Into your soul, into your eyes

Summer will come, warmth and there will be
And you will see you made it and you are free
You are free
You are free

So It Goes
You didn’t know what it meant to me
You didn’t know it would crush my dreams
You didn’t know how you hurt me so
And so it goes and so it goes

And so it goes and so it goes
It’s just the way it flows
And so it goes and so it goes
Back and forth no one ever really knows

I didn’t know what you meant to me
I didn’t know if you wanted to be free
I didn’t know if you really wanted to know
And so it goes and so it goes

Smile, Smile, Smile
I’m missing home
Trapped in the city
The walls are closing in on me

Keep it bottled up
Keep it calm on the outside
Smile, smile, smile
Just the way that they like it

Driven to the brink
I can’t even think
Driven to the brink
I can’t even think

My mind is kind of fuzzy
Don’t want to talk now
Afraid I’ll say what I really think about you

Lost in thought
Lost in my own world
Got to keep it bottled
To keep my mind still

This Is It
We’re on the highway heading toward Albequerque
The desert blue sky makes me feel so content
Soft gray mountains line the horizon
Listening to the music with my arm out the window

And that’s when it hit me that this is it,
and you know it doesn’t get any better than this

We’re on the highway heading toward Amarillo
Fingernail moon in the dark of the night
A thin line of lights on the horizon
Glow like the emerald city ahead

We’re on the highway driving through California
Giant trees reaching into the skies
The sun winds around the sun and the ocean
Leading us into the land of dreams

Places Far Away
Dreaming of places far away
Wishing I could hop a plane
Knowing it’s just a ride away
And I’ll be there soon

There are a million places I’d love to see
There are a million places I’d rather be

All the places I have seen
All the places I have dreamed
Everything’s waiting for me
And I’ll be there soon

Adventure always in store
Come on let’s go, let’s have some more
What are we waiting for
The plane’s arrived it’s time to board

Sunshine
I need a little sunshine
Just a little sunshine
It will all be fine
With a little bit of sunshine

Clouds clearing
Skies so blue
Little bit of sunshine
For me and you

I need a little moonlight
Just a little moonlight
It will all be fine
With a little bit of moonlight

I need a little sunshine
Just a little sunshine
It will all be fine
With a little bit of sunshine

Young & Crazy
We were walking down the street
Looking pretty neat
Everything was alright
I was feeling kind of lazy
You were acting pretty hazy
We were two of a kind
There was nothing that could stop us
Nothing that could top us
We were ruling the night

We were young
We were crazy
And the nights, they were so hazy

We were dressed to the nines
Feeling pretty fine
Everything was alright
The night was so bright
I was feeling so alive
We were two of a kind
There was nothing that could stop us
Nothing that could stop us
We were ruling the night

No Good For You
How can you let her treat you this way
I don’t know why you continue to stay
Can’t you see all the crazy games she plays
It’s so hard for me to see you this way

It doesn’t matter what I say
You won’t listen to me anyway
I keep telling you till I’m blue in the face
That girl is going to bring you pain
She’s no good for you

She’s been seeing other boys while you turn your head
She’s been lying since the day you met
But you never hear me when I say
You’re better off without her anyway

I’m hoping you will wise up someday
See her for her true self and finally get away
Cause she’s been bringing you down for way too long
Everything about her is totally wrong

But you stay and you continue to take it
I wonder when you’ll realize what has happened
Will you still be able to pick up the pieces
The pieces that are left of you