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Gray Day in Cleveland
The New Album by Inner Ring Conspiracy

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"Gray Day in Cleveland" Lyrics

Well of Rage
(P. Nickels, D. Cook
)

 Spinniní round, falliní down
Hit the ground, I hear the sound
Of my head splittiní open
See the blood flowiní, All the time knowiní
Youíll soon be goiní
And nothiní left showiní

I'm tryiní to get a grip
But my hands they just slip
And I fall down flat, flat on my back
Canít you see Iím not free
Of the lies you sold me
Now my only hopeís at the end of a rope

Day by day
Night by night
Tryiní to make it through
Before I lose the fight

 All alone on my own
I just wanna go home
But thereís no home there
Nobody to care
You knocked down the walls
When you made me crawl
Just like you had to do
When they did it to you

But my innocent blood
That poured out in a flood
Wonít even the score
Iím just one victim more
You coulda said ďwaitĒ
But you fed off your hate
And you took us all down
When you spread it around

 Day by day
Night by night
Tryiní to make it through
Before I lose the fight

Iím So Mad
(B. Rouse)


Iím so mad, Iím seeing red
Got awful thoughts jammed in my head
Incensed beyond all self control
Donít talk me down, Iíve been provoked  

So damn angry, you wonít believe
Ape-shit crazy need to blow-off steam
Hold me back, Iím ready to go
Iím so mad I think Iím gonna explode  

 Iím so mad, the gloves are off
All jacked-up, Iím so pissed-off
Irate and I want to fight
Donít touch me or I just might  

 So damn angry, you wonít believe
 Ape-shit crazy need to blow-off steam
Hold me back, Iím ready to go
Iím so mad think Iím gonna explode  

Iím so mad, the gasketís blown
Splattering blood might be my own
Canít see straight, canít hear a sound
Punch drunk and Iím going down  
So damn angry, you wonít believe
Ape-shit crazy need to blow-off steam
Hold me back, Iím ready to go
Iím so mad I think Iím gonna explode  

Iím so mad, Iím seeing red
Got awful thoughts jammed in my head
Incensed beyond all self control
Donít talk me down, Iíve been provoked
So damn angry, you wonít believe
Ape-shit crazy need to blow-off steam
Hold me back, Iím ready to go
Iím so mad I think Iím gonna explode

Road Trip
(B. Rouse)

Címon everybody letís take a little road trip
Címon have some fun, just a couple day road trip
 Blowiní out of town, set your mind at ease
Windows rolled down, feel the summer breeze
Driviní day and night, we donít need to sleep
What are we waiting for?

Alright everybody, take my car on a road trip
Címon live a little, just a fun-loviní road trip
Blowiní out of town, weíll fit four in the rear
Iíll buy all the gas and you buy all the beer
Weíre headiní out tonight donít you have no fear
What are we waiting for?  

Jump in everybody, get away on our road trip
Cruisiní down the road, makiní time on our road trip
Blowiní out of town, set your mind at ease
Windows rolled down, feel the summer breeze
Driviní day and night, we donít need to sleep
What are we waiting for?

Endless music streamsÖ
Stories of old repeatÖ
Shimmering skylines gleamÖ
Waffle House in my dreamsÖ  

What a blast everybody, cominí home from our road trip
Car smells bad, but what an awesome road trip
Blowiní out of town, set your mind at ease
Awful lot of fun, now I need to sleep
Feeliní pretty weak, and I have to pee
What are we waiting for

To Love Somebody
(M. Bluhm)

I havenít been there too much
But this time it seems Iím in love
Donít really know you that long
But this feels oh so strong

Want somebody
To love somebody
To love somebody
To love you
Want somebody
To love somebody
To love somebody
To love you

Stars above nest in the trees
Your sweet form join here with me
 When you smiled it lit the night
I got lost there in your eyes

Want somebody
To love somebody
To love somebody
To love you
Want somebody
To love somebody
To love somebody
To love you

My muse speaks with me again
Your name soft, rides on the wind
Your kiss stays here with me still
 Seems to me like they always will

Tell Tale Heart
(M. Bluhm, M. Ronan)

Tell Tale Heart Gonna Give You Away
Fire in your eyes stronger every day
Welliní up deep from within your soul
Feel so good going out of control

Tell tale heart beckon from within
Outta your mind youíre in love again
Little insane, great feeling to know
Never been so high never been so low

Nobody can change my heart
Iíve known the feeling right from the start
Nobody can change my heart
Iíve known the feeling right from the start

How can this be, wonít happen to me
So donít you play with my tell tale heart

Tell tale heart, you just canít hide
Feelings past the red into overdrive
Pushing you on, the spice of life
Emotion overflow, roller coaster ride

Tell tale heart louder all the time
Skip a beat, no reason no rhyme
Pushiní you on, true loveís no fault
Game afoot ití
s too late to halt

You got the time, Iíll take my pen
Write you this line gonna sing it again
Youíve got the time, please wonít you stay
Tell tale heart gives it all away

My telll tale heart
My tell tell heart

Gray Day in Cleveland
(B. Rouse, T. Pursifull)

Engine is stalling, Middle East calling
Temperatures globally whack
Well Iíve had enough of, the trouble weíve brought on
So how do we find our way back?

Political blather, does it really matter?
This could be addiction weíve fed
But looking ahead, it seems pretty bleak
Donít know if Iíll just stay in bed

Out of my mind, canít catch a break
Times are tougher since I donít know when
Donít run away, donít lose your head
Itís just a gray day in Cleveland again

Where it went wrong, itís hard to say now
Thought I knew about all of the traps
Itís hard to plow forward, when looking backward
And all that you see has turned black

Things are rarely as bad as they seem
I try to hold on to that fact
But objects are closer than they appear
 And the hell-hounds are right on my back

Out of my mind, canít catch a break
Times are tougher since I donít know when
Donít run away, donít lose your head
Itís just a gray day in Cleveland again

Gray day, Gray Day, Gray Day

Hitting rock bottom, hope thatís the case
Cause I canít take much more of this pain
Itís a wondrous life, with wealth all around us
Yet so many suffer in vain

Wants are not needs, but needs are a plenty
Crosses strapped on all our backs
Some things we need, weíre rather ashamed of
And bartender, Iíll drink to that

Out of my mind, canít catch a break
Times are tougher since I donít know when
Donít run away, donít lose your head
Itís just a gray day in Cleveland again
Just a gray day in Cleveland again
Just a gray day in Cleveland my friend

 It Goes So Fast
(B. Rouse)

Can of juicy crawlers, muddy shoes and trousers
Early morning fishing with a blanket of dew
Peanut Butter sandwich, mosquito-bitiní bad itch
Go again tomorrow Ďfore the sun comes anew

Thereís so much we can do today
Eat your lunch, come out and play
Summer lasts forever and ever
So many tomorrows to while away

Once a child, I was a child
A day would linger for quite a while
Feed a child, take care my child
Lifeís a golden dream today

But keep sleepingÖ
  keep sleepingÖ

Wiffle ball and cap guns, sixties TV reruns
Skateboard in the street Ďtil the cops make us leave
Hanging at the old pool, A.M. tunes were so cool,
Soakiní up the vibes in that deep summer heat

 Thereís so much we can do today
Grab your stuff, címon letís play
Life seems to last forever
So many tomorrows to while away

Once a child, I was a child
A day would last for a little while
Feed a child, take care my child
Life has you on your way

But keep sleepingÖ
  keep sleepingÖ

Once a child, I was a child
A day flies by in common style
Feed a child, take care my child
Life too quickly slips away

But keep sleepingÖ
  keep sleepingÖ

Early cup of coffee, gotta run so call me
Putting in my time to keep the wolves at bay
What to make for dinner, hope that itís a winner
Run that crazy treadmill Ďtil the end of the day

Thereís so much left to do today
Nine to five, then home to stay
Life grabs you by the collar and pulls you
Through to the same thing the very next day

Once a child, I was a child
Now over the hill in common style
Feed a child, take care my child
Life too quickly slips away
But keep sleepingÖ
  keep sleepingÖ

Hear Me Callin'
(M. Bluhm)

Forgiven for a moment, thatís all you get
Gotta seize the day, ainít you learned that yet?
Even in your dreams music following you
Time and time again gonna bring you through

Can you hear me now?
Iím calling you
A message I, Iím sending through
Iím calling to, Iím calling to you

I feel funny even bringing it up
Are you and I falling into love?
Do you think itís foolish, what I believe?
Seems that you and I make quite a team

Can you hear me now?
Iím calling you
A message I, Iím sending through
Iím calling to, Iím calling to you

Drums across the river, hear them call
Do we stand together, stand or fall?
Even with my life, please understand
Do anything, let me be your man

Can you hear me now?
Iím calling you
A message I, Iím sending through
Iím calling to, Iím calling to you

For My Dad
(M. Bluhm)

I was reading a letter the other day
From my dad, he had a lot to say
From another world he could talk to me
Teachiní me life, teachiní me to be

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Opened my eyes and my thoughts so wide
Taught me to see clear from inside
To appreciate things like honesty
Beauty truth and integrity

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Ties of love, bonds of blood
Moviní forward never giviní up
Ties of love, bonds of blood
There ainít nothiní we canít rise above

For my dad got nothiní to say
Knows what I mean anyway
Him and me
Weíre family

I was writiní a letter the other day
To my dad I had nothiní to say
Just touchiní base, I knew heíd understand
Knows where Iím at, heís that kind of man

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Ties of love, bonds of blood
Moviní forward never giviní up
Ties of love, bonds of blood
There ainít nothiní we canít rise above

For my dad got nothiní to say
Knows what I mean anyway
Him and me
Weíre family

For my dad got nothiní to say
Knows what I mean anyway
Him and me
We're family

Too Much Drama
(B. Rouse)

If I offend letís just pretend that I
Never said what pissed you off last night
Well-meaning are my thoughts and words I swear
Iím on a desert island of despair

Too much drama itís plain to see
Too much drama itís killing me
Too much drama for one to bear
So much drama I need some air

So sue me if I speak before I think
My foot in mouthís a clinical disease
Sometimes the truth hurts everyone I know
But your mad rants have really got to go

Too much drama itís plain to see
Too much drama itís killing me
Too much drama for one to bear
So much drama I need some air

You castigate me like a juvie punk
My head is spinning, Iím not even drunk
Caustic words they burn me to my core
My gut bleeds, you twist the knife some more

Too much drama itís plain to see
Too much drama itís killing me
Too much drama for one to bear
So much drama I need some air

Letís just forget I brought this up last night
Had no idea weíd get in such a fight
Bore my soul so you could understand
Itís not my fault that you had other plans

Too much drama itís plain to see
Too much drama itís killing me
Too much drama for one to bear
So much drama I need some air

1000 Miles Away
(D. Cook)

Somethingís happening out there
Out past where I can see
Turned my head and I closed my eyes
But it keeps coming after me

Shoulda seen it from a thousand miles away

Canít play with fire
And try to say itís ice
Put your hand in there just one time
You wonít make the same mistake twice.

Shoulda seen it from a thousand miles away

You toss in your sleep
Promises you canít keep
and youíre in it way too deep
To ever get away

Shoulda seen it from a thousand miles away

Someoneís standing there watching
Out past where I canít see
Hidden by my shadow
Detailing all that once was me

Shoulda seen it coming from a thousand miles away
Shoulda seen this coming from a thousand eyes today

You toss in your sleep
These images they all seem
A mirrored world where thereís no sleep
Iíll never get away....

Little by Little
(D. Cook)

Pack your bags, pour a drink, light a cigarette
Take one final look around
Make a note of all the things youíll forget
In another life, in another town

Little by little itís all cominí back to me
Little by little itís all slippiní away
Little by little itís all cominí back to me
Little by little how it led up to this day

Canít give in, canít give up, canít give out
Pretty soon, you give it all away
What died inside is something you canít live without
Itís a very heavy price to pay

Little by little itís all cominí back to me
Little by little itís all slippiní away
Little by little itís all cominí back to me
Little by little how it led up to this day

Lookin back, the past is fadiní fast
Well itís hard to know where it all went wrong
Day by day and line by line
When you go along just to get along

Little by little itís all cominí back to me
Little by little itís all slippiní away
Little by little itís all cominí back to me
Little by little how it led up to this day

Little by little how it led up to this day
Little by little how it led up to this day

 

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