Come on get on, the Fantasy Dream Carpet is leaving,
Get the feel it's real

Fantasy Dream Carpet
Take you for a ride,
The Fantasy Dream Carpet
Realize what your getting into

Kick back relax, don't let your mind take you nowhere
Hang on be strong

The Fantasy Dream Carpet
You tried the carpet your dream wasn't there

Hang on

Shine on to the sun, you can dream up another one
Understand, expand

The Fantasy Dream Carpet is coming down!
I know His majesty rolls in the seas;
and through the sky is photosynthesized with ultraviolent beams...
In outer space the gamma rays in Pleiades;
Sing songs of summers gone, reborn in these.

If you told me an asteroid would hit the earth
I'd plant a tree and see it's worth.
If oblivion runs from a dying sun,
I'd celebrate the battles won

Each sunrise signifies a brand new start;
Another chance to take a glance at the mirror of the heart
In our circles of revolving cars
Nothin' lost or destroyed in disolving stars.

Take a ride on the other side
where space and time finally collide.
Many sons have died; one is alive; love is neither lost or destroyed; in this we can survive.

If you told me an asteroid would hit the earth,
I'd plant a tree and see it's worth.
If oblivion runs nothing more can be done;
we'll shine just like the sun.

Breathe, breathe ocean breeze
Runnin’ through trees
Your superstition will weaken your knees
Want you to show, so I can know if you are mine.

Feel, pressure so real
Under the wheel
Grinding and finding there’s nothing to steal
Want you to know that I can show that you were mine. That’s fine.
One thing’s for certain, we’re runnin’ out of time.

Seething in the sunlight, melting by degrees
[we’re runnin’ out]
Homeward constellation, heaven oversees.
Truth by design, wondering all the time
       [we’re runnin’ out]
Driving all conclusions to one that we align.

In my mounting fever, all of my tonights,
Slipped up all tomorrows, promise of delights.
Cold war contradiction, hand shakes of contempt,
Old time competition, so much future spent.
Dodging these conditions by all other means,
In city detour, higher traffic leans.
Seizing of the heavens, by thy waking night.
Ever computation takes the fight.

Time, isn’t it time
For us to shine
Over the oceans and forests? And so
Want you to know that I can show that you are mine. You are mine.
And one thing’s for certain we’re runnin’ outta’ time we’re runnin’ outta’ time we’re runnin outta’ time.


Running out of Time
You got it all in your head
Things they said
Just ain’t true.
And if you’d just sit down and talk
Nobody’d walk
away from you.

And everyone’s comin’ around to be your best friend
And there’s something that they’re selling

Line upLine up
Wash my feetShine my shoes
Take the heatSing my blues
Make a pactbreak the glass

One thing I cannot deny
I’d like to see you try some humble pie
You’ve taken more than your share
And no one will care
When you’re not there

And everyone’s comin’ around to be your best friend
And there’s nothing that they’re giving

Line upLine up
Wash my feetShine my shoes
Take the heatSing my blues
Make a pactkick some ass

They left a box for your things
Tied it with strings
And said goodbye
And if you had another chance
To take another glance
You’d ask them why.

And everyone’s comin’ around to be your best friend
But there’s nothing that they’re giving

Line upLine up
Wash my feetShine my shoes
Take the heatSing my blues
Make a pactkiss my ass

Line Up
If there’s somethin’ that I did to hurt you,
From the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry.
If there’s somethin’ that I said to shame you,
And we never love again, I don’t blame you.

I think of what we had, and I’m grateful for the days;
I’m lookin’ back with fewer regrets.
See the mornin’ come; a painful lesson has begun;
Learn another before the sun sets.

There is nothin’ in this world I wouldn’t give you.
If I’ve held anythin’ back, I give it freely.
And, nothin’ in my life says I deserve you.
At last I’m learnin’ how to give completely.

I’m tryin’ to change, and my world feels so strange;
I don’t think I’m the same man anymore.
If I slip and fall,
It doesn’t mean I didn’t learn anything at all;
Still learnin’ what love is for.

Love and forgiveness in us.
Love and forgiveness for us.

Love and Forgiveness
I remember ’69: a clear and happy place in time,
Though the world had gone insane.
As I learned to read and write,
And add the numbers of my life,
It was easy as Dick and Jane.
I know your face; don’t know your name;
You’re a citizen just the same.
In my early days of youth,
You were there to teach the truth.

Now I drive my boy to school;
I know you teach him he’s no fool;
He begins to find his own.
As he learns to read and write,
And answer questions in his life, a citizen of light is born.
And one day, when he looks back,
On or off the beaten track,
With this truth, a sharper knife,
You’re a hero in his life.

Everything we know is true finds its genesis in you,
Who empowers us to grow.
As we live by wrong and right,
And make divisions in our lives
Built on everything we know.
Even fame and celebrity can’t achieve successfully.
There’s no limit to what we reach,
Like the citizens that you teach.
.
Citizen
I love seein’ a sunrise;  I love diggin’ a cool, cool breeze.
I’m always day dreamin’; I’m dreamin’ of you with me.
Oh, Oh, yeah.
Oh, Oh, yeah.

I love feelin’ the sunlight, and the whisperin’ of the trees.
I’m hearin’ the birds sing, and the music you make with me.
Oh, Oh, yeah.
Oh, Oh, yeah.

I love seein’ your bright eyes, and the way you smile at me.
Your love is the sunrise; you make everything shine on me.
Oh, Oh, yeah.
Oh, Oh, yeah.

I love walkin’ the moonlight; see it rise in the evening breeze.

Seein a Sunrise

Hard luck; life of lives that lived alone.
Then you woke up on the winds of the unkown.

There’s only one thing left for me to do:
Put your shoulder to the wheel; I’ll give the wheel to you.

Stand up; hold the ground you call your own,
Or you’ll wind up with your face against the stone.

Chin up; so you felt the future choke.
Make your mind up to be more than twice the joke.

Snake hangs with an angry crowd,
Swappin’ scars and talkin’proud:
Dad was a beater, mom was a cheater.
The lies are way too loud.
Each tattoo a badge of rage;
Every curse a dog-eared page;
Every year a stowaway.

Leading to the here and now.

Rich would like to bust your skull,
Kick your teeth and make you crawl;
His chip is as big as he is small.
A stare that draws and quarters you,
He’d like to leave you in the stew,
If he didn’t hear his conscience call.

**Read my mind; beat this face:
A castaway of the human race.
Feed my heart; hear me call:
“When can you start to kick the wall?”

Keith’s been sleepin’ in the hall,
Fightin’ shadows on the wall,
A past that finds him in the night.
Heard he wasn’t doin’ well;
Twelve steps, then he tripped and fell.
He said: “I’m mad as hell;
Otherwise, I’m doin’ alright!”

Day is breaking and we are taking our time.
Coffee ready; sun is starting to shine.

Nothing doing but us moving slow.
In the moment with nowhere to go.

In the backyard birds and cars confide.
Eating breakfast; choose your best inside.

Walking steady; what you ready to do?
Go for a drive; maybe arrive at the zoo.

I’ve been waiting for the day to awake,
And the clouds to break.
I’ve been waiting for the wind on the lake,
And the breath you make.

I’ve been waiting for the kingdom to awake,
And the heart to break.
I’ve been waiting for justice to shake
For love’s own sake.

Flyin’ high above the crown of the trees,
Lookin’ for love in the mornin’ breeze.
There could be no better days such as these.
You could come along, if you please,
To a place where all creation will sing
Of a love that will bring
A time when everybody is free;
From what is now to what will be.

Flyin’ high to meet my friends in the air,
And I hope that they’ll all be there;
The next chapter in the life that we share;
You could come along if you dare.
And you know that nothin’ needs to be signed.
You never know what you’ll find
When you leave your cares and troubles behind.
I believe it’s gonna’ blow your mind to go flying.

Ann Arbor Funk
Kick the Wall
In the Moment
Flying
She’s gone, she’s gone away.
She’s gone; I thought she’d stay.
She’s gone and I don’t know what I’m gonna’ do.
It took so long to find out what went wrong.
She’s gone and I don’t know what I’m gonna’ say
I’ll have to find a way to make it through the day.
She’s gone; all these feelings twistin’ through:
Remember the day I first said “I love you.”

Wait! There may be chance we could get together.
If you’ll take a chance, I could be a different man.

We went on the road; we traveled so far.
The photos record our memories.
I gave you the world; you gave me your heart.
It was a surprise I saw in your eyes;
It used to be so damn easy.
But, now it’s a strain and nothin’s the same
But, I love you!

There may be a chance we could start all over again and
I remember the times when things were good and we were friends.
If you’ll take a chance to come on over,
Then we’d pack up and go, get out of this town, get out on the road

Wait! Turn it around, look in my eyes
And see the days when we would laugh until we cried.
Come on think it over, baby!
Break the lock, lower the rope, setting your captive heart free;
If there’s true romance trapped inside this dirty old city.

Wait! There may be chance! ‘Cause nothin’ else matters to me.

Wait
Monsters lurking all around.
Monsters move without a sound.
Monsters hide under your bed.
Monsters Get inside your head.

They’re gonna’ get ya’.


Monsters blur the wrong from right.
Monsters moving in the night.
Monsters prey upon your fears.
Monsters exhumed from all the years.

They’re gonna’ get ya’, ‘cause they get inside.

Monsters
I Never Ever want to see it want to feel it want to touch it again
I Never Ever want to hear it smell it taste it breathe it ever again.
I never ever want to be around it hear about it feel it touch it see it smell it taste it breathe it ever again

I Never Ever want to be there want to go there want to see it again.
I Never Ever want to hear about or think about it ever again.

I never ever want to be around it hear about it feel it touch it see it smell it taste it breathe it ever again.
I never ever want to read about it think about it hear about it dwell upon it talk about it ever again.
Guitar Lead
I Never Ever want to be around it cuz it makes me wallow again.
I Never Ever want to come in any contact with it ever again.

I never ever want to be around it hear about it feel it touch it see it smell it taste it breathe it ever again.
I never ever want to read about it think about it hear about it dwell upon it talk about it ever again.
I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone…

Never Ever
Now it’s closing time along the darkened street.
We walk the railroad track to where the hobos meet.
Telephone wires and trashcan fires;
dirty faces of once new hires;
street parade of union pyres.

Down by the freeway there’s the smell of grilling meat.
Stomachs growl above the murmur of the feet;
neon bath of urban wrath.
Wander aimless through the regimen of night.
Wonder shameless of the breadth and depth and height;
empty wrapper wrestling with the classifieds;
in the downsized high-rise where vision hides.
Last call for coffee at closing time.

Now it’s closing time as far as we can see.
We walk the railroad track to where the lunch is free.
Telephone wires and trashcan fires.
Weary faces of those retired;
street parade at closing time.

Closing Time
Fantasy Dream Carpet

Asteroid
All lyrics © 2004 BMI
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