Native Tongue


Switchfoot – Native Tongue

Sing to me, baby, in your native tongue,
Sing the words of the wise and the young,
Show me the place where your words come from,
Love is the language, love is your native tongue.

Feel your heartbeat bang the drum,
Open up your eyes and fill your lungs,
The same word from where the stars are flung,
Love is the language, love is your native tongue.

My heart is a beating drum,
My head in oblivion,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

My friend, where did we go wrong?
My Lord, we forgot our sound,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

Sing it to me, whisper into my ear,
Accuser’s voices start to disappear,
In the wind, in the tongues of the flame,
In my soul, in my one true name, oh.

Back before we learned the words to start a fight,
Back before they told us that the haters were right,
He spoke the truth, “let there be” and there was,
Love is the language, love is your native tongue.

My heart is a beating drum,
My head in oblivion,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

My friend, where did we go wrong?
My Lord, we forgot our sound,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

So sing it loud, get loud, get,
Louder than the voices in the crowd, yeah,
Even when they tried to drown you out, eh,
Your lips, your lungs, your native tongue.

So sing it out, get loud, get,
Louder than the darkness and the doubts, eh,
Louder than the curses and the shouts, yeah,
Your lips, your lungs, your native tongue.

My heart is a beating drum,
My head in oblivion,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

My friend, where did we go wrong?
My Lord, we forgot our sound,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
To sing it like when we were young,
Back before the pendulum had swung to the shadows.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
Maybe we could learn to sing along,
To find a way to use our lungs for love and not the shadows.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
To sing it like when we were young,
Back before the pendulum had swung to the shadows.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
Maybe we could learn to sing along,
To find a way to use our lungs for love and not the shadows.


NATIVE TONGUE lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

Meant to Live


Switchfoot – Meant to Live

Fumbling his confidence,
And wondering why the world has passed him by.
Hoping that he’s bent for more than arguments,
And failed attempts to fly, fly.

We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.
Somewhere we live inside.
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.

Dreaming about Providence,
And whether mice or men have second tries.
Maybe we’ve been livin’ with our eyes half open,
Maybe we’re bent and broken, broken.

We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.
Somewhere we live inside.
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.

We want more than this world’s got to offer,
We want more than this world’s got to offer,
We want more than the wars of our fathers,
And everything inside screams for second life.

We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live.
We were meant to live.


Songwriters: Jonathan Foreman / Tim Foreman
Meant to Live lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

Judith II

A Perfect Circle – TalkTalk

You’re waiting,
On miracles,
We’re bleeding out.

Thoughts,
And prayers,
Adorable,
Like cake in a crisis,
We’re bleeding out.

While you deliberate,
Bodies accumulate.

Sit and talk like Jesus,
Try walkin’ like Jesus.
Sit and talk like Jesus,
Talk like Jesus,
Talk talk talk talk,
Get the fuck out of my way!

Don’t be the problem, be the solution.
Don’t be the problem, be the solution.
Don’t be the problem, be the solution.
Problem, problem, problem, problem.

Faith without works is,
Talk without works is,
Faith without works is,
Dead, dead, dead, dead.

Sit and talk like Jesus,
Try walkin’ like Jesus.
Sit and talk like Jesus,
Try walkin’ like Jesus.

Try braving the rain,
Try lifting the stone,
Try extending a hand,
Try walkin’ your talk or get the fuck out of my way!


Songwriters: Maynard James Keenan / Billy Howerdel

TalkTalk lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

Trivium – Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

The face and the lips,
Tremble as it rips.
Your breath quickening,
As heat rushes in.

Pull, harder,
Strings, martyr,
Stop, you cry, that’s a lie!
Flush, gasping,
White, reddening.
You smile and destroy it,
It’s time that we end this!

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.

Clawing the skin,
Each kill, your weakness.
Annihilation, your masturbation.
Tyrant, I’ll burn you down!

Pull, harder,
Strings, martyr,
Stop, you cry, that’s a lie!
Flush, gasping,
White, reddening.
You smile and destroy it,
It’s time that we end this!

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.

My hands grip your throat,
I need your end!
Burned, staked, ripped apart!
I avenge!

You ask me, “Oh, God, why?”
‘Cause I’m God, that’s fucking why!

Pull, harder,
Strings, martyr,
Stop, you cry, that’s a lie!
Flush, gasping,
White, reddening.
You smile and destroy it,
It’s time that we end this!

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.


Songwriters: Corey Beaulieu / Jason Suecof / Matthew Heafy / Paolo Gregoletto / Travis Smith

Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Awake & Alive

Skillet – Awake and Alive

I’m at war with the world and they,
Try to pull me into the dark.
I struggle to find my faith,
As I’m slippin’ from your arms.

It’s getting harder to stay awake,
And my strength is fading fast,
You breathe into me at last.

I’m awake, I’m alive,
Now I know what I believe inside.
Now it’s my time,
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life.
Here, right here,
Right now, right now,
Stand my ground and never back down,
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive.

I’m at war with the world cause I,
Ain’t never gonna sell my soul.
I’ve already made up my mind,
No matter what I can’t be bought or sold.

When my faith is getting weak,
And I feel like giving in,
You breathe into me again.

I’m awake, I’m alive,
Now I know what I believe inside.
Now it’s my time,
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life.
Here, right here,
Right now, right now,
Stand my ground and never back down,
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive.

Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up.

In the dark,
I can feel you in my sleep,
In your arms, I feel you breathe into me.
Forever hold this heart that I will give to you,
Forever I will live for you.

I’m awake, I’m alive,
Now I know what I believe inside.
Now it’s my time,
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life.
Here, right here,
Right now, right now,
Stand my ground and never back down,
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive.

Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up.


Songwriters: John Cooper / Brian Howes

Awake And Alive lyrics© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Dare You to Move

Switchfoot – Dare You to Move

Welcome to the planet,
Welcome to existence,
Everyone’s here,
Everyone’s here.Everybody’s watching you now,
Everybody waits for you now,
What happens next?
What happens next?

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor.

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
Like today never happened,
Today never happened before.

Welcome to the fallout,
Welcome to resistance,
The tension is here,
The tension is here.

Between who you are and who you could be,
Between how it is and how it should be.

Yeah,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor.

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
Like today never happened,
Today never happened before.

Maybe redemption has stories to tell,
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell,
Where can you run to escape from yourself?

Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here.

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to lift yourself,
To lift yourself up off the floor!

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
Like today never happened,
Today never happened,
Today never happened,
Today never happened before.


Songwriters: Jonathan Foreman
Dare You to Move lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

Sappy

Nirvana – Sappy

And if you save yourself, you will make him happy.
He’ll keep you in a jar, then you’ll think you’re happy.
He’ll give you breathing holes, then you’ll think you’re happy.
He’ll cover you with grass, then you’ll think you’re happy.

Now,
You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
Conclusion came to you.

And if you cut yourself, you will think you’re happy.
He’ll keep you in a jar, then you’ll make him happy.
He’ll give you breathing holes, then you’ll think you’re happy.
He’ll cover you with grass, then you’ll think you’re happy.

Now,
You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
Conclusion came to you.

You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
Conclusion came to you.

And if you fool yourself, you will make him happy.
He’ll keep you in a jar, then you’ll think you’re happy.
He’ll give you breathing holes, then you will seem happy.
You’ll wallow in your shit, then you’ll think you’re happy.

Now,
You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
Conclusion came to you.


Alternate Version – “Sad”

And if you say your prayers,
You will make God happy.
And if you do what’s true,
You will make me happy.
I’ll keep you in a jar,
And you will seem happy.
I’ll give you breathing holes,
You will think you’re happy, now.

You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.

And if you save yourself,
You will make him happy.
He’ll bring you fine rewards,
Then you will feel happy.
I’ll keep you in my room,
I’m sure you’ll be happy.
And if you save your soul,
You will think you’re happy now.

You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.
You’re in a laundry room.


Song Author: Kurt Cobain
Writing Period: 1988
Recording Session: 12-26/02/93 Pachyderm Studios, Cannon Falls, MN
Alternate/Working Titles: Sad / Verse, Chorus, Verse

Word Up

Korn – Word Up

Yo, pretty ladies around the world,
Got a weird thing to show you,
So tell all the boys and girls.
Tell your brother, your sister and your mamma, too.
We’re about to go down,
And you know just what to do.

Wave your hands in the air like you don’t care,
Glide by the people as they start to look and stare.
Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick, mama.
Come on baby, tell me what’s the word?

Word up, (up up) everybody say,
When you hear the call, you’ve got to get it on the way.
Word up, (up up) it’s the code word,
No matter where you say it, you know that you’ll be heard.

Now all you sucker DJ’s who think you’re fly,
There’s got to be a reason and we know the reason why.
You try to put on those airs and act real cool,
But you got to realize that you’re acting like fools.

If there’s music we can use it,
Be free to dance.
We don’t have the time for psychological romance.
No romance, no romance, no romance for me, mama.
Come on baby, tell me what’s the word?

Word up, (up up) everybody say,
When you hear the call, you’ve got to get it on the way.
Word up, (up up) it’s the code word,
No matter where you say it, you know that you’ll be heard.


Songwriters: Larry Blackmon / Tomi Jenkins

Word Up! lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Do You Really Want It?


Nothing More – Do You Really Want It?

Do you really want it?

We say give me a high, oh God give me a feeling,
(Cause I’ve lost my reason)
We say give me a push, a push through this,
(Concrete ceiling)
We say give me a sign that proves what I believe in,
(A psychic reading)
So I can shake these American demons,
Ohh, give me, give me, give me!

Everybody wants to change the world,
But one thing’s clear:
No one ever wants to change themselves,
That’s the way things are.
All because we hate the buzzkill,
Jaded when we need to feel,
But we can change it all,
If you really want it!

Do you really want it?
Do you really want it!?

You gotta bite the bullet till your gums are bleeding,
(Grab the mic and scream it)
You gotta dig up the past to get past this,
(Anxious feeling)
You gotta get ripped apart to see why you’re breathing,
(To find your reason)
So I can shake these American demons,
Ohh, give me, give me, give me!

Everybody wants to change the world,
But one thing’s clear:
No one ever wants to change themselves,
That’s the way things are.
All because we hate the buzzkill,
Jaded when we need to feel,
But we can change it all,
If you really want it!
But we can change it all…

Do you really want it!?
Do you, do you?
Do you really want it!?
Do you, do you?
Ohh, so I can shake these American demons!
Screaming, screaming, screaming!

Everybody wants to change the world,
But one thing’s clear:
No one ever wants to change themselves,
That’s the way things are.
All because we hate the buzzkill,
Jaded when we need to feel,
But we can change it all.
(We can change it all)
We can change it all,
If you really want it!

We can change it all.
Ya, we can change it all,
If you really want it!
We can change it all.
We can change it all.

Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.
(We can change it all)
Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.
(We can change it all)
Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.
(We can change it all)
Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.


Songwriters: Ben Dalton Anderson Ii / Daniel Oliver / Jonathan Taylor Hawkins / Mark Anthony Vollelunga / Scott Stevens / Will Hoffman

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Cypmp