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Push the Button

by Dave Bradley

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released June 6, 2016

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Track Name: Push the Button
Push the Button

Push the button and let it all come out
There's solace in the stimulation of that there is no doubt
Pull the lever this never will die out
There's sorrow without stimulation; the driest ever drought

And though it's all electrified in every twist and shout
Just use it up, abuse it up before we all burn out
Push the button!

Push the button there is no time to lose
With every breath and every sigh we chase away the blues
Change your gear, the tempo you can choose
With every hue and every cry your voltage trips the fuse

We know it's all electrified and open to abuse
But schmooze it up, confuse it up it is the only muse
Push the button!
Push the button! Before we all die out
Push the button!
Push the button!
Track Name: Wasting my Breath
Wasting my Breath

Bite my tongue when you turn your head
There are some things that are better left unsaid

Have you heard about the news today?
She said, he said, she should walk away

I know I'm wasting my breath
But, I thought you ought to know
My life's on the up from that all time low

Wasting my breath. Until there's nothing left
Don't worry 'bout me, I'll be fine although I'm second best
Wasting my breath, like you might've guessed
Don't worry 'bout me, I'll be here until my dying breath

Bite my tongue when you turn your head
There are some things that are better left unsaid

Have you heard about the news today?
She said, he said, she should walk away

Wasting my breath until there's nothing left
Don't worry 'bout me, I'll be safe although I'm second best
Wasting my breath, like you might've guessed
Don't worry 'bout me, I'll be here until my dying breath
Track Name: Maybe Autumn
Maybe Autumn

Face it up, you're the misfit
Wishing you could see another path
Maybe you've reached your limit
And next year you'll have a better plan

Autumn mists are superior
Shroud your failures in their unholy swathe
Maybe you were pushed to the edge
And soon enough you'll find a clearer day

It's not a day you can wander
Climb the hills just to catch the view
Another day when you wonder, in the end
Will you see it through?
Can you see it through?

Finding out you're not the misfit
Knowing now they can see it's true
Maybe then they'll push those limits
And soon enough they'll see the world anew

It's not a day you can wander
Climb the hills just to catch the view
Another day when you wonder, in the end
Will you see it through?
Will you see it through?
Maybe you'll see it's true
You can pull through
Track Name: Worry About it Later
Worry about it later

There are some things few of us can face,
Confession's not in our system

There are times when we lose the race,
Always learn from persistence
There are places we'd rather be,
Telling some how we miss them
The search for truth, the burden of proof,
The last word on insistence

Defy as you might, You have to agree
Love is lost, if there is no will to be free

Worry about it later
We've got too much time to spare
I need the space to set the pace
So I can run without a care

Don't worry about the future
There's no need to despair
The past is lost, there is no cost
To fortune's subtle heir

There are new things we might's well face,
Learning how to assist them
There's a time, and there's a place
for hope and love and existence

You might go places beyond the sea,
seeking those who will listen
The search for proof, the burden of truth,
the final key to acceptance

Carry on without it, There's trouble in your need
Nothing's gained in misfortune or misdeed

Worry about it later
We've got little time to spare
I need the chase to catch the pace
Then I can live without a prayer

Don't worry about the future
There's no need to despair
The past is lost, there is no cost
To fortune's subtle heir
Track Name: You Lift Me Up
Lift me up

Lift me up so I get high
Make me feel like I can touch the sky

You don't know what you can do to me
You don't show that you know what is real
You don't know how much you mean to me
You've got to bring it on so we can feel

Lift me up so I get high
Make me feel like I can touch the sky
Lift me up so I get high
Baby feel like we can kiss the sky

Lift me up so I get high
Make me feel like I can touch the sky
Lift me up so I get high
Baby feel like we can kiss the sky

Lift me up so I get high
Make me feel like I can touch the sky
Lift me up so I get high
Baby feel like we can kiss the sky

Lift me up so I get high
Make me feel like I can touch the sky
Lift me up so I get high
Baby feel like we can kiss the sky

Lift me up
Lift me up
Lift me up
Lift me up...
Track Name: Burning the Candle at Both Ends
Candles

It all changed in the blinking of an eye
And all it took was a little white lie
The candle flickered and you stared at the floor
She said "it's over" and headed for the door

Regrets you have and a pound of insecure
Those wasted years were never part of the cure
If you had your time again you'd get up off the floor
If you had it all again you'd have boarded up that door

When you see that you can never make amends
You'll find your failings were just fair-weather friends
You cannot sleep on it for the message that would send
Until you realise you're burning the candle at both ends

Take your time, but move on out to another place
Don't stand in line, find your open space
There's no disgrace, you can really change your mind
Light it up, in the darkness you can shine

When you see that you could never make amends
You found your failings were just fair-weather friends
You couldn't sleep on it for the message that would send
And then you realise you're burning ...
And then you realise you're burning
And then you realise you're burning the candle at both ends
Track Name: For the love of people
For the love of people

In the light of day, staring...

For the love people, we're moved in every way
Understanding sight and sound we find a truth today
For the love people, we're happy in our days
And we send it down the mainline, but it comes right back again

For the love people, we've got everything we need,
Standing up for what is right, takes a little more to bleed
For the love people, there's so much more despair
We're acting out, the daily chore of castles in the air

So many trials [so many ways to fail
A dreadful story of those who did not try, not the story of our lives]

For the love of people, still dancing in a dream
When they make amends, well know exactly what they mean
For the love people, we're happy in our ways
and we heard it on the grapevine, so there's nothing more to say

For the love of people with nothing left to say
You handed on the message so we'll take it anyway
For the love of people, no answers in the sand,
the lines are drawn, the plan is right , no better time to take a stand

For the love of people, A world beyond the stars
A time without a life within, the wounds no more our scars
For the love of people could we hold it in our hands
Running through our fingers like a billion grains of sand

For the love of people
For the love of people
For the love of people
Track Name: Anatolia
Anatolia

Moving through the empty places
Confused by all the open spaces
Climb the hill to reach the chapel
The leaves are scorched within the dapple lighting on the ground

Writing now a book for those to learn
I devise a way to share the only Word
To give them clarity in everything they've heard
With faithless charity they open up and find it all absurd

Whiter than the minaret, paler than the Virgin painted on the wall
Whiter than the minaret, paler than the virgins waiting for your call

Anatolia! Anatolia! Anatolia!

Moving through the open spaces
Confused by all the empty places
Climb the hill to reach the chapel
The leaves are scorched within the dapple lighting on the ground

Tearing up the Book for no one learns
I declare the fear to share that everybody yearns
To take their charity and throw it on the ground
With faithful clarity we hear the fighting in the desert sound

Whiter than the minaret, paler than the Virgin painted on the wall
Warmer than the leatherette, paler than the virgins waiting for your call

Anatolia! Anatolia! Anatolia!
Track Name: A Flight of Fancy
A Flight of Fancy

A flight of fancy, just spread your wings
Takes you on the way to better things
The working day, working away
It's not easy, back-breaking, low pay

A flight of fancy, can change your life
Rue the higher plain, more play, less strife
Out of your comfort zone, and into the blue
A chance you have to take, you know what to do

A flight of fancy, just take your time
Reach for the skies again, it's a slower climb

A million migrant flyers, since times of old
Flying the distance, just to escape the cold

In life many questions, and flight holds the clue
Take to the skies again, to find out what is true
I capture the answer, but didn't think it through
In flight there are questions, and an ending of blue

A million migrant flyers, take epochs of old
Flying the distance, just to escape the crushing cold

A flight of fancy, just spread your wings
Takes you on the way, to better things
Track Name: Coaldust and Seaspray
Coaldust and Seaspray

I was born with coal dust in my veins, but sea spray on my skin
I don't know if I can shake it, I don't know where to begin
Coal dust was feeding them, putting money in their hands
But from my skin that sea spray, washed salt into the sand

He fuelled this land, from down below, where a man could never weep
I know that he could take it, for the family he'd keep
But ageless rock would crush him Put his heart within her hand
Yet from my skin that sea spray washed salt into the sand

It broke her heart, to see him fade and give up on all hope
In the dark, where wagons rolled on ancient, dusty slopes

So now with children at her feet but the strength to carry on
She worked her fingers to the bone until all her work was done

Though light of day would blind her Tear her heart out of his hand
Still from my skin that sea spray washes salt into the sand

The timeless things they taught me roll down life's dusty slope
In the dark, where wagons lie you never give up hope
No ageless rock could crush us Pull our heart out of this land
And from my skin that sea spray washing salt into the sand
And from my skin that sea spray washes salt into the sand
Track Name: Burning Out
Burning out

If I'm still breathing
Maybe I'm dreaming
Either way, I'm screaming on the inside

Raking through my feelings
Maybe time isn't healing
Oh no one’s really going to care
If I don't reach the other side

Smokin’ like a chimney, well
They look at me dimly
If someone doesn’t stop me
I'm gonna burn right out

Oh I am burning, I'm seething, I try to slow down
But I am kicking and screaming
Who am I fooling? If you're cooling on me
Gotta wash me down and take the fire out of me

All kinds of people
Offer me the needle
Pull your self together
This has really gotta stop.

APR charges
Underdosed on largesse
Empty words don't pay the bills
Why don't you hand me down my favourite pills

Feeding in a frenzy
Well, I choke like Aiden Mackenzie
But no one can stop me
I'm turning on out

Oh I'm burning, I'm screaming, just can't slow it down
I am sticking to my feelings
Who-am-I fooling? If you're cooling on me
Got to wash me down and take the fire out of me
Got to wash me down and take the fire out of me
Got to wash me down and take the fire out of me

Am I still learning
My stomach's churning
Either way, I'm burning on the inside
Track Name: (Tear down the wall) Put them on the hold
Put them on hold

I made the call that I'm a free man
I talked wild of spirit, throughout the land
I saw the wonders that were open to mankind
I held up hope and love and life as gifts that we might shine

Then days became much darker than the night
The hope we had soon vanished from our sight
The love we took for granted we'd never find
Life fading fast as fear our hearts would bind

We put you on hold
Despite your objections
Despite your deflections
You will do as your told

When you're out in the cold
No time for reflection
No more defection
We bring you into the fold

I dreamed that I could be a free man
I wondered if my spirit just might find a plan
I saw with wonder how despair crushed all mankind
No hope to hold, no love nor life to help us shine

We put you on hold
Despite your objections
Despite your deflections
You will do as your told

When you're out in the cold
No time for reflection
No more defection
We'll drag you into the fold

But, surely we can this hate denounce
We can this fear renounce
If there's one ounce, one single ounce of decency left inside

We put them on hold
Despite their objections
Despite their deflections
We come in from the cold

We tear down the walls
At last, On reflection
from your hate we're defecting
We reject all your calls
We reject all your calls
Track Name: Wild Honeysuckle
Wild Honeysuckle

Where the wild honeysuckle grows
You make your love in the sun
The sweet, sweet scent of your rose
Ooh she takes her time, you know she's coming

Choose your line, spend your time
While love is still on your mind

That deep, deep feeling
The deepest feeling of all time
The deep, deep feeling
The deepest feelings of all time...of all time

Where the wild honeysuckle grows (still growing)
You make your love in the sun
That sweet, sweet scent of your woman
We all take loving as it comes

Where the wild honeysuckle grows
You found your love in the sun
The bitter-sweet taste of the summer
The autumn calls and you're heading home

You took the line, it took your mind
And now your love is out of time

That deep, deep feeling
The deepest feeling of all time
The deep, deep feeling
The deepest feelings of all time...of all time

Where that wild honeysuckle grows
Where does the wild honeysuckle grow?
Where we go, nobody knows
But, oh how that wild honeysuckle grows