The Bright Spots lyrics

The Bright Spots   c. 2013

ROLL

BAD DAY FOR A REPLAY

SO I’M SKIPPIN THE DOWN SIDE

LIZARD IN A WHIRLWIND

MONKEY IN A TRASH BIN

AND THAT’S JUST THE BRIGHT SPOTS

 

HUMMING OF MACHINERY RINGIN IN MY EARS

AND THE BUZZIN OF MY THOUGHTS

IN THE ROOM UPSTAIRS

WHAT DO YOU DO?

YOU KEEP ON ROLLIN

 

ROLL ROLL ROLL EVERYBODY GOT TO ROLL

 

TOO LATE TO STAND UP STRAIGHT

FINGER IN A LIGHT SOCKET

EVERYBODY WANTS YOU

NOBODY NEEDS YOU

WHEN THEY REALLY GET TO KNOW YOU

 

DARK MATTER KEEPS POURING ON IN

LOOKIN FOR A LOW SPOT TO DROWN ME IN

WHAT DO YOU?

YOU KEEP ON ROLLIN

 

ROLL ROLL ROLL EVERYBODY GOT TO ROLL

 

FRESH AIR SOMEWHERE

AND I’M KEEPIN DOOR CRACKED

SNEAKIN ROUND THE CORNER

DOIN WHAT I WANT TO

TILL I GET YOU TO COME BACK

 

SLIDIN DOWN THE EDGE OF A MILLION DOLLAR BILL

IT’S A LONG WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL

SOMEBODY HERE SAY YEAH

WE GOT TO KEEP ON ROLLIN

 

ROLL ROLL ROLL EVERYBODY GOT TO ROLL

 

EVERY SAINT

THERE’S A FUNNY/DIRTY LITTLE CREEK I’M FOLLOWIN

STUMBLIN ON MY KNEES

DOWN IN THE TUMBLIN WATER

GONNA GET CLEAN, GONNA GET FREE

 

I GOT TIRED OF WORRYIN

WORRYIN MYSELF TO DEATH

DOWN IN THE TUMBLIN WATER

GONNA SEE IF I CAN CATCH MY BREATH

 

WELL I’M JUST A PAWNSHOP ARCHTOP

AIN’T BEEN STRUNG IN YEARS

ALL I NEED IS A STEADY HAND

TO STRUM ME THROUGH MY FEARS

 

WHO IN THE WORLD GONNA TAKE YOU

INSIDE AND LAY YOU DOWN

HOW YOU GONNA GET TO HEAVEN

WHEN YOU WON’T LEAVE YOUR SOLID GROUND

 

EVERY SAINT IS AN ACCIDENT A WILD SHOT IN THE DARK

THAT SOMEHOW BENT UP TO THE LIGHT

TILL HE FOUND A DIFFERENT MARK

AND ALL THE WINDS IN THE FOREST

SEND THEIR CHILDREN OUT TO PLAY

LOVE IS A BARE BRANCH KNOCKIN

IT’LL FIND YOU HOME SOMEDAY

 

WELL, I’M ON A CROOKED HIGHWAY

NO MAP, NO HISTORY

I’M GONNA KEEP ON WANDERIN

‘TIL I FIND YOU NEXT TO ME

 

WELL, I GOT LOST AND BROKEN

SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT

OUT ON THE CROOKED HIGHWAY

GONNA SEE IF I CAN FIND MY LIGHT

 

CHORUS

 

THERE’S A FUNNY LITTLE BIRD OUTSIDE

WORRYIN AROUND MY GLASS

JUST LIKE ME HE’S STRANGER

HE WANTS IN BUT HE JUST CAN’T PASS

 

CHORUS

 

‘TIL THE PARTY’S ALL GONE 

TO BE WILD AND FREE

HIGH AS YOU WANT TO BE

AIN’T THAT WHAT YOU WANT

AIN’T THAT WHAT YOU NEED

TO FLOAT ABOVE IT ALL

LAUGHIN EVEN IF YOU FALL

LET THE REST OF THE CLOWNS GO ON

‘BOUT THEIR FUNNY JOBS

 

DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

ANYTHING YOU SAY IS TRUE

WHO’S GONNA TELL YOU IF YOU’RE WRONG

 

GO WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

ANY WAY IT’S YOUR SHOW

YOU’RE GONNA PARTY

‘TIL THE PARTY’S ALL GONE

 

TO BE PASSING THROUGH

NO ONE TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

NOW WOULDN’T THAT BE THE WAY

TO SLIDE THROUGH YOUR LAZY DAYS

 

SHOWIN UP OUT OF THE BLUE

PROMISING YOUR LOVE WILL BE TRUE THIS TIME

WOULD THAT BE ALRIGHT

IF ANYONE BELIEVED YOU

 

DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

ANYTHING YOU SAY IS TRUE

WHO’S GONNA TELL YOU IF YOU’RE WRONG

 

GO WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

ANY WAY IT’S YOUR SHOW

YOU’RE GONNA PARTY

‘TIL THE PARTY’S ALL GONE

 

MY DARLING ONE 

SITTIN HIGH ON THE BLUFF

PITCHIN BOTTLES AT THE CLOUDS

THE DAY IS BURNING DOWN

JUST ANOTHER CANDLE GOING OUT

 

NEVER SEEING THE CRACKS IN THE WORLD

YOU DANCE SO FAST THE LINES START TO BLUR

 

I WALK UNDER THE BRITTLE SKY

I TOUCH THE SANDPAPER SUN

I RAKE MY HANDS THROUGH THE CLOUDS

‘TIL I FIND MY DARLING ONE

 

WE SAW THE SPIRITS IN THE WATER

HEARD THE MOANING OF THE FIELDS

AND THE SPINNING CONSTELLATIONS

WERE LIKE THE TURNING OF A WHEEL

 

NEVER MINDING THE DRAG OF THE TIDE

NEVER NOTICE THE YEARS GOING BY

 

I WALK UNDER THE BRITTLE SKY

I TOUCH THE SANDPAPER SUN

I RAKE MY HANDS THROUGH THE CLOUDS

‘TIL I FIND MY DARLING ONE

 

WHATEVER THAT IS

WELL, I’M COMING BACK DOWN TO EARTH

WHEREVER THAT IS

AND I’M LIVIN IN REALITY

WHATEVER THAT IS

THEY SAY EVERYTHING’S GOT A TIME AND A SEASON

YOUR LOVE AIN’T GOT NO RHYME OR REASON

AND I’M COMING BACK DOWN TO EARTH

WHEREVER THAT IS

 

AND I’M TIRED OF DUCKING AND RUNNING

WHATEVER THAT IS

I AIN’T WAITIN FOR THE SECOND COMING

WHENEVER THAT IS

I JUST WANT TO SIT HERE WITH YOU ON THE SOFA

WITH THE TV ON AND THE FRONT DOOR OPEN

YES, I’M COMING BACK DOWN TO EARTH

WHEREVER THAT IS

 

AND I’M TIRED OF WAKIN UP IN SOMEONE ELSE’S DREAM

WHATEVER THAT IS

AND I’M THROUGH WITH THE FIGHTIN AND THE SCREAMIN

WHENEVER THAT IS

IF YOU SPEND ALL YOUR TIME AT THE DEW DROP INN

I DON’T KNOW IF I’M EVER GONNA LET YOU BACK IN AGAIN

‘CAUSE I’M COMING BACK DOWN TO EARTH

WHEREVER THAT IS

 

YOU CAN’T KNOW SOMETHING THAT YOU JUST DON’T KNOW

WHATEVER THAT IS

AND YOU CAN’T DROP YOUR ANCHOR IF YOU DON’T SEE THE SHORE

WHEREVER THAT IS

I BEEN DRIFTIN AND FLOATIN AND I’M ALL OUT OF FOCUS

I BEEN ATE UP WITH THE MEAN HOCUS POCUS

AND I’M COMIN BACK DOWN TO EARTH

WHEREVER THAT IS

 

JOHN THE BAPTIST

JOHN THE BAPTIST AT THE NOWHERE BAR

SAY WAKE UP JOHN YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE

YOU GOT A LONG DISTANCE STARE

FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL

YOU MIGHT ME AN ANGEL BUT YOU LOOK LIKE HELL

 

HE SAID I’M LOOKIN FOR A MAN ABOUT HALF YOUR SIZE

HE DON’T SAY NOTHIN BUT HE’S SANCTIFIED

 

OH JOHN JOHN JOHN LOOKING FOR/WAITING ON JESUS

 

WELL EVERYTHING’S DIFFERENT BUT NOTHING’S CHANGED

WE’RE LIVIN OUT HERE IN THE WHISKEY RAIN

AND WE STILL NEED SHELTER FROM THE GRINDING STORM

AND WE STIILL NEED LOVE TO KEEP US WARM

 

HE SAID I’M LOOKIN FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S A CHILD OF GOD

NOW STAND BACK  BABY I’M A LIGHTENING ROD

 

OH JOHN JOHN JOHN LOOKIN FOR JESUS

 

ALL YOU ANGEL HEADED HIPSTERS WITH THE GINSBERG  HOWL

ALL YOU CROOKED LIP CON MEN ON THE PROWL

WHY DON’T YOU STOP YOUR LYIN AND LISTEN TO ME

THERE’S A HOLY MAN SITTIN IN THE BLACK GUM TREE

 

HE SAID I’M LOOKIN FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S HARD TO FIND

A KIND HEARTED MAN WITH A ONE TRACK MIND

 

OH JOHN JOHN JOHN WAITIN ON JESUS

 

SHINE

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’VE RUN OUT OF THINGS TO SAY

AND THE WORLD WILL NOT COOPERATE

STRING YOURSELF ‘CROSS THE OLD CLOTHESLINE

AND LET THE WIND BLOW THROUGH YOUR MIND

DO YOUR BEST AND KISS THE REST GOODBYE

 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GOT NOWHERE TO GO

ALL YOUR WORK AND NOTHIN MUCH TO SHOW

MAYBE YOU’LL JUST WALK AROUND

LIKE A STRANGER IN YOUR OWN HOME TOWN

DO YOUR BEST NOW KISS THE REST GOODBYE

 

NOTHIN MOVES NOTHING SHAKIN SOMETIME

NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY

NOTHIN WRONG WITH TAKIN YOUR TIME

THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER DAY FOR YOU TO SHINE

 

SHINE SHINE SHINE

 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’VE RUN OUT OF THINGS TO SAY

AND THE WORLD WILL NOT COOPERATE

STRING YOURSELF CROSS THE OLD CLOTHESLINE

AND LET THE WIND BLOW THROUGH YOUR MIND

DO YOUR BEST AND KISS THE REST GOODBYE

 

SHINE SHINE SHINE

 

TRYIN’ TO STEAL A MINUTE

HEY, MR. DESK CLERK JUST GIVE ME MY KEYS

I DON’T WANT NO CONVERSATION

WE DON’T HAVE NO SITUATION

THE BELLMAN GO ON SLEEPING

BLACK CAT KEEP ON CREEPING

 

TRYING TO STEAL A MINUTE

FROM A STINGY HANDS OF TIME

AND I’M TRYIN TO GET TO HEAVEN

BEFORE THEY HANG OUT THE CLOSIN SIGN

WORLD BLOWN PAST ME

AND WHAT HAVE I GOT TO SHOW

I’M JUST TRYIN TO STEAL A MINUTE

BEFORE IT’S TIME TO GO

 

I WALK UP THE STAIRWELL

AND UNLOCK MY DOOR

BABY LEFT ME A MESSAGE

SHE DON’T WANT ME ‘ROUND NO MORE

LOOK OUT THROUGH THE RAIN DROPS

LOOKIN STRAIGHT TO THE END OF TIME

 

TRYIN TO STEAL A MINUTE

FROM THE STINGY HAND OF TIME

TRYIN TO PULL A DROWNED MAN

OUT INTO THE SUNSHINE

STRANGER ON THE HIGHWAY

WITH EVERYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO KNOW

I’M TRYIN TO STEAL A MINUTE BEFORE IT’S TIME TO GO

 

DETOX BRACELET

YOU WERE STANDING IN THE SUN

WITH YOUR DETOX BRACELET ‘ROUND

YOUR ARM…YOUR BEAUTIFUL ARM

 

HOW QUICKLY THINGS CAN CHANGE

FROM SUNLIGHT TO POURING RAIN

WHEN YOU’RE DANCIN ROUND THE EDGE OF DISASTER

 

THE TRAINS GO FLYING BY YOU

WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES YOU’RE

SITTING IN THE CLUB CAR LAUGHING

NOW THE PAIN HAS FOUND YOU

BUT JUST LOOK AROUND YOU

THERE ARE GIFTS OF DESPERATION EVERYWHERE

 

NOW YOU’RE WALKING ‘ROUND THE YARDS

WRITIN LETTERS, PLAYIN CARDS

WITH STRANGERS…BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS

 

WANT TO HEAR YOUR LAUGH AGAIN

WANT TO SEE YOU SMILE YOUR LOPSIDED GRIN

WE ALMOST KILLED YOU WITH OUR LOVE AND KINDNESS

 

THE TRAINS GO FLYING BY YOU

WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES YOU’RE

SITTING IN THE CLUB CAR LAUGHING

NOW THE PAIN HAS FOUND YOU

BUT JUST LOOK AROUND YOU

AT THE GIFTS OF DESPERATION EVERYWHERE
YOU WERE STANDING IN THE SUN

WITH YOUR DETOX BRACELET ‘ROUND

YOUR ARM…YOUR BEAUTIFUL ARM

 

YOU BRING ME DOWN

BABY BEEN SITTIN IN THE CATBIRD SEAT

AND NOW YOU WON’T TALK TO ME

I AIN’T SEEN YOU SINCE YOU FLEW THE COUP

ON YOUR 31ST BIRTHDAY

 

NEW YORK CITY MUST HAVE DONE YOU SOME GOOD

GOT THE COLOR BACK ON YOUR FACE

RAVIN AND RUNNIN ALL NIGHT LONG

NOW YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR A RESTING PLACE

 

OH, YOU BRING ME DOWN

OH, YOU COME AROUND WITH YOUR LYING FACE

OH, YOU BRING ME DOWN

I KNOW SOMEONE ELSE IN MY PLACE

 

LOVE AIN’T NOTHIN BUT A HOUSE ON FIRE

BURNIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT

AND HERE WE STAND WITH THE FLAMES GONE DOWN

AND NOTHIN LEFT TO CRY ABOUT

 

I CAN SEE YOU LOOKIN DOWN ON ME

FROM YOUR PERCH SO HIGH ABOVE

NEVER GONNA COME DOWN NEVER GONNA BE AROUND

I CAN’T STAND THIS KIND OF LOVE

 

OH, YOU BRING ME DOWN

OH, YOU COME AROUND WITH YOUR LYING FACE

OH, YOU BRING ME DOWN

I KNOW SOMEONE ELSE IN MY PLACE

 

YEAH, IT’S A HOUSE ON FIRE

AND YOU’RE BURNIN ME UP

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TRYIN TO DO

WITH THAT LYIN FACE OF YOURS

YEAH, YEAH IT’S A HOUSE ON FIRE

 

ALL IS WELL

THE BLOOMS OF THE DOGWOOD WERE FALLING LIKE SNOW

THE HEAT FROM THE SIDEWALK IT WAS SHIMMERING

MY HEART IS RACING BUT MY MIND IS STILL

I’VE GOT TO GIVE UP MY PROPHECY

 

ALL IS WELL…ALL IS WELL

I CAN HEAR THE BLIND MAN SINGING

ALL IS WELL

 

THE WIND BLEW DEVILS IN THE DUSTY CLAY

I WONDER WHERE THEY’RE ALL GOING

I LOST MY KEYS TO THE FUTURE

I LOST MY HOLD ON THE PAST

I’VE GOT TO GIVE UP ON MY PREDICTIONS
ALL IS WELL…ALL IS WELL

I CAN HEAR A BLIND MAN SINGING

ALL IS WELL

 

LIFE IN TATTERS…WORLD IN CHAINS

MAKE YOU WANT TO GIVE UP

ON YOUR JUDGEMENTS

 

ALL IS WELL…ALL IS WELL

I CAN HEAR THE BLIND MAN SINGING

ALL IS WELL

 

RUMBLING BRIDGE

THE BLACKTOP ROAD IS MELTING

TAR RUNNIN THROUGH THE CRACKS

WE’RE OUR HERE WITH OUR FLAT TIRE SOULS

AND WE AIN’T COMIN BACK

 

TOO MANY DEVILS STANDING IN OUR TRACKS

WE CAN’T TURN AROUND

WE POINT OUR FACES TO THE RISING SUN

AND WHISTLE THROUGH THIS TOWN

 

ALL OUR LOVE AND ALL OUR FEAR

MINGLE WITH THE URGE TO DISAPPEAR

 

HERE WE ARE BY THE RUMBLING BRIDGE

LEAVE OUR BAGS BY THE RIVER’S EDGE

YOU COULD SAY WE’RE ON OUR WAY BACK HOME

 

WE MADE OUR PEACE THE HOWLING WIND

WHO KNOWS IF WE’LL MEET AGAIN

YOU COULD SAY WE’RE ON OUR WAY BACK HOME

 

WE THOUGHT THAT LIFE WAS AN ENDLESS WHEEL

SPINNING IN A CEASELESS GRIND

WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN OFF SOMEWHERE

BUT WE DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME

 

IF I HAD TO WRITE IT DOWN

AND IF I DIDN’T LIE

I WOULD SAY THAT NOTHING LASTS

BUT THE LIGHT WITHIN YOUR EYES

 

ALL OUR LOVE AND ALL OUR FEAR

MINGLE WITH THE URGE TO DISAPPEAR

 

CHORUS