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it's my life


this ain't a song for the broken-hearted
no silent prayer for the faith-departed
i ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
you're gonna hear my voice
when i shout it out loud

it's my life
it's now or never
i ain't gonna live forever
i just want to live while I'm alive
my heart is like an open highway
like frankie said
i did it my way
i just wanna live while i'm alive
it's my life

this is for the ones who stood their ground
for tommy and gina who never backed down
tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
luck ain't even lucky
got to make your own breaks

it's my life
and it's now or never
i ain't gonna live forever
i just want to live while i'm alive
my heart is like an open highway
like frankie said
i did it my way
i just want to live while i'm alive
cause it's my life

better stand tall when they're calling you out
don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

it's my life
and it's now or never
cause i ain't gonna live forever
i just want to live while i'm alive
my heart is like an open highway
like frankie said
i did it my way
i just want to live while i'm alive

thank you for loving me

it's hard for me to say the things
i want to say sometimes
there's no one here but you and me
and that broken old street light
lock the doors
we'll leave the world outside
all i've got to give to you
are these five words when i

chorus:
thank you for loving me
for being my eyes
when i couldn't see
for parting my lips
when i couldn't breathe
thank you for loving me
thank you for loving me

i never knew i had a dream
until that dream was you
when i look into your eyes
the sky's a different blue
cross my heart
i wear no disguise
if i tried, you'd make believe
that you believed my lies

chorus:
thank you for loving me
for being my eyes
when i couldn't see
for parting my lips
when i couldn't breathe
thank you for loving me

you pick me up when i fall down
you ring the bell before they count me out
if i was drowning you would part the sea
and risk your own life to rescue me

solo

lock the doors
we'll leave the world outside
all i've got to give to you
are these five words when i

chorus:
thank you for loving me
for being my eyes
when i couldn't see
you parted my lips
when i couldn't breathe
thank you for loving me

when i couldn't fly
oh, you gave me wings
you parted my lips
when i couldn't breathe
thank you for loving me

i'll be there for you

i guess this time you're really leaving
i heard your suitcase say goodbye
and as my broken heart lies bleeding
you say true love is suicide

you say you've cried a thousand rivers
and now you're swimming for the shore
you left me drowning in my tears
and you won't save me anymore

now i'm praying to god you'll give me one more chance, girl

i'll be there for you
these five words i swear to you
when you breathe i want to be the air for you
i'll be there for you
i'd live and i'd die for you
steal the sun from the sky for you
words can't say what love can do
i'll be there for you

i know you know we've had some good times
now they have their own hiding place
i can promise you tomorrow
but i can't buy back yesterday

and baby you know my hands are dirty
but i wanted to be your valentine
i'll be the water when you get thirsty, baby
when you get drunk, i'll be the wine

i'll be there for you
these five words i swear to you
when you breathe i want to be the air for you
i'll be there for you
i'd live and i'd die for you
steal the sun from the sky for you
words can't say what love can do
i'll be there for you

solo

and i wasn't there when you were happy
i wasn't there when you were down
i didn't mean to miss your birthday, baby
i wish i'd seen you blow those candles out

i'll be there for you
these five words i swear to you
when you breathe i want to be the air for you
i'll be there for you
i'd live and i'd die for you
steal the sun from the sky for you
words can't say what a love can do
i'll be there for you

blaze of glory

i wake up in the morning
and i raise my weary head
i've got an old coat for a pillow
and the earth was last night's bed
i don't know where i'm going
only god knows where i've been
i'm a devil on the run
a six gun lover
a candle in the wind

when you're brought into this world
they say you're born in sin
well at least they gave me something
i didn't have to steal or have to win
well they tell me that i'm wanted
yeah, i'm a wanted man
i'm a colt in your stable
i'm what cain was to abel
mister catch me if you can

i'm going out in a blaze of glory
take me now but know the truth
i'm going out in a blaze of glory
lord i never drew first
but i drew first blood
i'm no one's son
call me young gun

you ask about my conscience
and i offer you my soul
you ask if i'll grow to be a wise man
well i ask if i'll grow old
you ask me if i've known love
and what it's like to sing songs in the rain
well, i've seen love come
and i've seen it shot down
i've seen it die in vain

shot down in a blaze of glory
take me now but know the truth
'cause i'm going down in a blaze of glory
lord i never drew first
but i drew first blood
i'm the devil's son
call me young gun

solo

each night i go to bed
i pray the lord my soul to keep
no i ain't looking for forgiveness
but before i'm six foot deep
lord, i got to ask a favor
and hope you'll understand
'cause i've lived life to the fullest
let this boy die like a man
staring down a bullet
let me make my final stand

shot down in a blaze of glory
take me now but know the truth
i'm going out in a blaze of glory
lord i never drew first
but i drew first blood
and i'm no one's son
call me young gun
i'm a young gun

these days

i was walking around, just a face in the crowd
trying to keep myself out of the rain
saw a vagabond king wear a styrofoam crown
wondered if i might end up the same
there's a man out on the corner, singing old songs about change
everybody got their cross to bare, these days

she came looking for some shelter with a suitcase full of dreams
to a motel room on the boulevard
i guess she's trying to be james dean
she's seen all the disciples and all the wanna be's
no one wants to be themselves these days
still there's nothing to hold on to but these days

these days - the stars seem out of reach
these days - there ain't a ladder on these streets
these days - are fast, love don't last in this graceless age
there ain't anybody left but but us these days

jimmy shoes busted both his legs, trying to learn to fly
from a second story window, he just jumped and closed his eyes
his mamma said he was crazy - he said mamma "i've got to try"
don't you know that all my heroes died
and i guess i'd rather die than fade away

these days - the stars seem out of reach
but these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets
these days - are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age
even innocence has caught the midnight train
and there ain't anybody left but but us these days

i know rome's still burning
though the times have changed
this world keeps turning round and round and round and round
these days

these days - the stars seem out of reach
but these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets
these days - are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age
even innocence has caught the midnight train
and there ain't anybody left but but us these days

these days - the stars seem out of reach
these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets
these days - are fast, nothing lasts in this graceless age
there ain't no time to waste
there ain't anybody left to take the blame
and there ain't anybody left but but us these days
there ain't anybody left but but us these days

dry county

across the border they turn
water into wine
some say it's the devil's blood
they're squeezing from the vine
some say it's a saviour
in these hard and desperate times
to see it helps me to forget
that we're just born to die

i came here like so many did
to find the better life
to find my piece of easy street
to finally be alive
and i knew nothing good comes easy
all good things take some time
i made my bed i'll lie in it
to die in it's the crime

you can't help but prosper
where the streets are paved with gold
they say the oil wells ran deeper here
than anybody's known
now i packed up on my wife and kid
and left them both back at home

see there's nothing in this paydirt
the ghosts are all i know
now the oil's gone
and the money's gone
all the jobs are gone
still we're hangin' on

down in dry county
they're swimming in the sand
praying for some holy water
to wash these sins from off our hands
in dry county
the promise has run dry
where nobody cries
and no one's getting out of here alive

in the blessed name of jesus
i heard a preacher say
that we are all god's children
and he'd be back, back someday
and i hoped that he knew
something as he drank that cup of wine
i didn't have too good of a feeling
as i head out to the night

i cursed the sky to open
i begged the clouds for rain
i prayed all night for water
for this burning in my veins
it was like my soul's on fire
and i had to watch the flames
all my dreams went up in ashes
and my future blew away

now the oil's gone
and the money's gone
all the jobs are gone
still we're hangin' on

down in dry county
they're swimming in the sand
praying for some holy water
to wash these sins from off our hands
in dry county
the promise has run dry
where nobody cries
and no one's getting out of here alive

man spends his whole life
waiting praying for some big reward
but it seems sometimes
the payoff leaves you feeling
like a dirty whore
if i could choose the way i'll die
make it by the gun or knife
'cause the other way there's too much pain
night after night after night after night

down in dry county
they're swimming in the sand
praying for some holy water
to wash these sins from off our hands
in dry county
the promise has run dry
where nobody cries
and no one's getting out of here
dry county
and no one is getting out of here
dry county

always

this romeo is bleeding
but you can't see his blood
it's nothing but some feelings
that this old dog kicked up

it's been raining since you left me
now i'm drowning in the flood
you see i've always been a fighter
but without you i give up
now i can't sing a love song
like the way it's meant to be
well, i guess i'm not that good anymore
but baby, that's just me

and i will love you, baby - always
and i'll be there forever and a day - always
i'll be there till the stars don't shine
till the heavens burst and
the words don't rhyme
and i know when i die, you'll be on my mind
and i'll love you - always

now your pictures that you left behind
are just memories of a different life
some that made us laugh, some that made us cry
one that made you have to say goodbye
what i'd give to run my fingers through your hair
to touch your lips, to hold you near
when you say your prayers try to understand
i've made mistakes, i'm just a man

when he holds you close, when he pulls you near
when he says the words you've been needing to hear
i'll wish i was him 'cause those words are mine
to say to you till the end of time

yeah, i will love you baby - always
and i'll be there forever and a day - always

if you told me to cry for you
i could
if you told me to die for you
i would
take a look at my face
there's no price i won't pay
to say these words to you
well, there ain't no luck
in these loaded dice
but baby if you give me just one more try
we can pack up our old dreams
and our old lives
we'll find a place where the sun still shines

and i will love you, baby - always
and i'll be there forever and a day - always
i'll be there till the stars don't shine
till the heavens burst and
the words don't rhyme
and i know when i die, you'll be on my mind
and i'll love you - always