Before the Dawn Comes

by Drew Eddy Jones

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released September 19, 2010

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Track Name: Sometimes, Maybe
Sometimes I love
sometimes I lie
sometimes it's hard to say goodbye
then sometimes it's easy
I wish I could run
I wish i could hide
all this pain bottled up inside
but why, must I, feel let down

It seems like it hurts
like maybe I'm sinking
or maybe I'm just over thinking
then maybe I'm not
maybe today
maybe tomorrow
I'll forget everything about my sorrow
then maybe I wont.
but why, must I, feel lost

I feel incomplete
like maybe theirs more
maybe this isn't what I was meant for
then maybe I'm stuck
maybe there is
maybe there's not
maybe its just a random thought
but who knows if thats true
but why, must I, feel caught

Forget everything
forget all I told you
forget I ever offered to hold you
maybe... scratch that last one
maybe it is
maybe its wrong
I hope I don't feel this for long
but i Probably will
and Why, Must you, feel nothing at all
and why, must you, feel nothing at all.
Track Name: City on the Water
Driftwood floats on alkaline waters
surrounded by poison sand
a city floats in the distance
like some broken promise land
the people there have no eyes
and they don't have any ears
they'll continue living there for 9000 years

They lock themselves in concrete coffins
that stand a mile high
they slave away their lives
I'll bet you wonder why
the watchers tell them when to eat
and when to leave or stay
they go about their business
they know no other way

If you try and walk amongst them
they will try and gain your mind
they'll temp you with their vision
they'll think their being kind
the game they play they play for keeps
no mater how hard you cry
they'll do to you what they did to me
they'll take you with their lie

Don't trust the ones that talk to you
they can't know who you are
you've got to try and hide yourself
if you run you wont get far
this place is a toxic garden
it's no place to reside
this city on the water will consume you from inside


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Track Name: Empty Bottles
Drink your lime green tea and
watch the white smoke rise
your mind belongs to me I
see it in your eyes
you've got it
Don't you?

I've watched you from afar and
I know you've seen
the pale light behind my eyes like
elements of kerosene
You see it
don't you?

and I see
your empty bottles
lying on your bed

and I know
those empty bottles
are filling
up your head

so drink your lime green tea and
watch the white smoke rise
Your mind belongs to me I
see it in your eyes
you've got it
Don't you?
Track Name: Girl With No Name
There,
there she goes
ridin' that lonesome road
I've traveled many times.

In
In the sunset
She rides a pale horse
In the rain

She sees
She sees the future
she sees a troubled past
Long gone

She knows
now that shes someone
shes just another girl
with no name
with no name
Track Name: Another Day in the Universe
Rain
falls like tears on natures face
it pools blue
as she cries
as we
make our last stand
and fall to the ground
just another day in the universe
as we all say goodbye.
Track Name: Selfish Love
This kind of selfish love
You were so far above me
You were always thinking of ways you could make my life better
But I never saw you for what you were
Maybe I'll write it all down in a letter
But I'm afraid you'll leave before I turn

You know im so confused
You did'nt try to hurt or use me
You have a way thats clear
You try s hard i conceed
You have a way thats sincier
I'm cold wont you come and warm me

Your touch is like a flower
I'm begining to need it every hour of the day
I'm never quite there but still, I'm happy
I'm there just as long as I am sad
Your arms circle round and trap me
Yet my heart is still iron clad
Track Name: Love is a Funny Thing
Love scattered all around
you stare without a sound
you set your mind at ease
now that you don't have me

Your bedroom is empty you stare at the wall
and you think to yourself whats become of it all
but rest wont come easy before the dawn comes
the ribbons fly the parade.... has begun

So much for a broken heart
cut down before it starts
the blood from the cut runs deep
and drips to the pools of your sleep

Your bedroom is empty you stare at the walll
and you think to yourself whats become of it all
but rest wont come easy before the dawn comes
the ribbons fly the parade.... has begun

Love is a funny thing
it flies on broken wings
the truth that was in your heart
was known from the very start

Your bedroom is empty you stare at the wall
and you think to yourself whats become of it all
but rest wont come easy before the dawn comes
the ribbons fly the parade.... has begun
Track Name: On a Wire
Your face is lined with pain
but you can't see anyway
you know that I love you
more than I can say

[chorus]
You have my heart on a wire
you make me feel high
my hands are too tired to touch you
still I feel I can't decide

My tongue licks your tears
before they can fall to the ground
we're whispering through the years
can't you hear the sound

[chorus]

You have got me thinking
that I, I cant run anymore
The game we've been playing
is coming to a close

[chorus and end]
Track Name: Blue
looking up at my empty wall
I lay my head back down and call to you
My head just hurts too much today
and I don't have much to say except I'm blue
Ahhhh- I'm blue
Ahhhh- I'm Blue

I pull the strings on my old guitar
I lift myself I laugh at what you do
You eyes of ivory gold reflection
turn in my direction quite confused
Ahhhh- You do
Ahhhh- You do

I'm just here in my lonely room
with images of cheap perfume
the world keeps passing by in shades of gray
giving only second thoughts today

*mellotron solo*


Life passes quickly
there's no time to sit down and enjoy the view
Things just go so wrong for me
it's like every thing I know just isn't true
Ahhh- so true
Ahhh- So true

I'm just here in my lonely room
with images of cheap perfume
the world keeps passing by in shades of gray
only giving second thoughts today

Life passes quickly there's no time to sit down and enjoy the view........
Track Name: How Good it Could Be
I see the dawning morning light
I see the sunlight shining in for you
Like you do for me

Your lightning smile lights a spark
Deep within my battered heart for you
Don't you see?

I forgot, Just how good it could be

I see the light behind your eyes
More colorful than western skies in the eve
Do you believe?

That you could be the only one
That makes my blood run hot or cold it's true
Its just you

And in you I see all that I could be

I'm just a simple man
I don't have a lot to say or give it's true
Can I be enough for you?

You have my words, you have my soul
you have my body, please don't break my heart
It would tear me apart

And I know, just how hard it would be

These things I say I say for real
I don't think I could lie to you if I tried
I don't wanna try

I love you I need you I can't breath without you
I'll lay in bed for hours without you
you know its true

And that's why, It makes me glad you love me too.

And I know just how good it can be.