Songs for the Fallen

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~"Hero" is dedicated to my late uncle, Sgt. Roger Wells of the Mountain Brook, AL police.

~"180 Degrees of Evil" is dedicated to everyone we miss, and to everyone who misses us.

~"Into the Outside" is dedicated to my late father-in-law, Ellison Webster.

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*Hero*
Step right up, yeah step right up, let's play a little game.
This ain't no cheep Chinese stuffed panda, what I've got's the real damn thing.
So step right up, yeah step right up for your turn to save the day.
And be the man who promised change.

I think Bruce Wayne and John McClain would say it the same way,
"Sometimes the price of valor is a disappointing thing"
So I'll stay here, and play the gig and you can save the day.
Who me a hero? No way.

Have you heard, the news my friend, what does the tele say?
It seems like everybody wants it man, it's really all the rage.
You've heard it from the old guy, and not much younger what's-her-name.
They are the man who promised change.

This isn't love you're neighbor, kumbyah or come what may.
There's no uplifting speech to make,. and I'm no MLK.
But somewhere, someone greater than I passes on today.
Who me a hero? No way.

*180 Degrees of Evil*
So have they told ya? My life is pending.
My time among you all is ending.
It won’t be so long,
Until I see you again.
Until the next time we meet my friend.

It doesn’t sit right knowing your number is up.
“We’ve burnt the House of Usher to the ground.”
For just a moment, it didn’t seem just
Like that it’s over, it’s time to
Spin the wheel again.

Chorus
So Turn, Turn, Tum, come on ladies feel the burn
180 degrees of evil
When that axis starts to slide you best be running for your life
180 degrees of evil

Sometimes it feels that life can just be heartless.
Is this where I should say at least I tried.
The fates aren’t really known to dote
They rarely even send a note,
To tell this solemn, sorry scapegoat to say goodbye.

Goodbye my friend, I hoped I’d see you in the end.
Seems you get to be the better man than I.
If nothing else remember this,
I never really was that pissed.
With not a bang, but just a whimper go I.

Chorus

Bridge
So is it time to end my turn
Must your argument sound able when the case is overturned?
Still I can’t help but feel a little burned
You never know, how things will go, it had to turn

So should I sit back? And let it all turn to dust.
In seas of absolution will I drown.
Did you just get here?
When will ya get back?
Next time we come around.

Quake before the insolent and righteous.
Everything you’ve loved or taken down.
They’re joining in a chorus to say
“Hey this is your life”
And now it’s over, it’s time to
Spin the wheel again.

Chorus

Bridge
I think it’s time to end my turn
This meager skein I’ve built, unraveled and unlearned.
Still I can’t help but feel a little burned
Next thing you know, it’s time to go, it had to turn

So have they told ya? My life is pending.
My time among you all is ending.
It won’t be so long,
Until I see you again,
Until the next time we meet my friend.

*Into the outside*
Goodbye, goodbye, can we ever say goodbye?
If I just tell myself I did, would that still be a lie?
Goodbye, goodbye, a hundred thousand times goodbye.
I hope you will forgive me if I try, goodbye.

We’ll have the things that could have been, that should have been, Amen.
I hope you know how much I’ll miss each single one of them.
And now we say farewell, I’ll see you when my time here ends.
So take your trip into the outside my friend.

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from Songs for the Fallen, released February 15, 2013

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God and Tonic is a singer/songwriter project currently located in the Upstate of South Carolina. We have been seen playing at clubs and festivals in the Southeast for over 10 years now. Stay a while and stream some music.

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