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CAUTIONARY TALE

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

I FEEL I’M FLYING BLIND WHEN I KNOW THAT MY MIND WON’T RELIEVE ME

NOT MUCH TO BE SAID WHEN MY HEART AND MY HEAD STILL DECEIVE ME

DON’T OFFER UP HELP THAT YOU KNOW THAT I WON’T BE NEEDING

CAUSE I DO IT TO MYSELF LIKE I NEVER GET TIRED OF BLEEDING

 

CAN I TRUST YOU NOW

NOT TO PULL ME OUT

OF THIS CAUTIONARY TALE THAT YOU KNOW THAT I WON’T BE READING

 

MAKE ANOTHER DIME JUST TO LOSE IT IN TIME

WHAT’S THE MEANING

THEY’LL TAKE WHAT THEY CAN GET BEFORE A WORD CAN BE SAID

OH BELIEVE ME

I KNOW I’LL BE IN DEBT TO FAR MORE THAN THAT

I GUESS ALWAYS

IF I CAN MAKE IT OUTSIDE OF THESE NARROW MINDED HALLWAYS

 

CAN I TRUST YOU NOW

NOT TO PULL ME OUT

OF THIS CAUTIONARY TALE THAT YOU KNOW THAT I WON’T BE READING

 

CAUTIONARY TALE THAT YOU KNOW THAT I WON’T BE READING

CAUTIONARY TALE THAT YOU KNOW THAT I WON’T BE READING

CAUTIONARY TALE TO MY OWN AVAIL I BELIEVE IN

CAUTIONARY TALE THAT YOU KNOW THAT I WON’T BE READING

 

ROLL THE DICE

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

IF PRIDE WAS A MOUNTAIN I’D BE WALKING TALL

BUT THE VALLEY DOWN BELOW IS A DEADLY FALL

AND THEY SAY WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS

AND NOW I’M STANDING HERE DRENCHED TO THE BONE

 

I SEE MY SHADOW WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE OFF

AS DARK AS IT HAS BEEN

THE GAME IS UP AND ALL THE BETS ARE OFF

BUT I’M NOT HURTING YET

 

ARE YOU A GAMBLER BABE

WOULD YOU GAMBLE ON ME

AND IS IT REALLY WORTH IT TO BE WORTH ANYTHING

WE ARE YOUNG, WILD AND FREE

WELL I WILL ROLL THE DICE ON YOU

IF YOU WILL ROLL THE DICE ON ME

YOU DON’T HAVE TO FOLD ON ME

PLAY YOUR SLIGHT OF HAND

ROLL THE DICE ON ME

 

WELL GIVE IT TIME AND WALK IT OFF

DON’T LET IT ALL COME DOWN TO A GRINDING HALT

WIN OR LOSE I’M LOST ALONE

IT’S WHEN I GET THE NEED TO BE A ROCK AND NOT ROLL

 

BRINGING ON ALL OF THESE TEARS OF RAGE

THAT FALL AWAY FROM ME

YOU CAN ONLY CALL A SPADE A SPADE

SO I GUESS IT’S PLAIN TO SEE

 

THAT THE ODDS ARE LONG

BY A LONG SHOT IT SEEMS

AND THE GAMES THAT I’VE BEEN CHASING

GOT AWAY FROM ME

AND WE ARE YOUNG, WILD AND FREE

WELL I WILL ROLL THE DICE ON YOU

IF YOU’LL STILL ROLL THE DICE ON ME

YOU DON’T HAVE TO FOLD ON ME

PLAY YOUR SLIGHT OF HAND

ROLL THE DICE ON ME

ROLL THE DICE ON ME

 

LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

ONE DAY I WON’T BE INSANE WON’T PLAY OH THAT FOOLISH GAME WE ALL NEED TO PLAY

FOR YOU TO GET YOURS AND ME TO GET MY WAY

SOMEDAYS I DON’T HAVE THE WILL FOR ANOTHER RUN OF THE MILL KIND OF DAY

I’M SPARING THE CHANGE FOR YOUR HEARSAY

 

SAYING LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE BECOME

DRIVE ME TO DRINK OR DRIVE ME TO GET A GUN

BETTER NOT BE THE CHOSEN ONE

FOR YOU BREAK YOUR BACK ON A SLIP OF THE TONGUE

SAYING LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME

 

TELEVISION SELLING THIS AND THAT PRETTY WOMEN SAY

“I WANNA LOOK LIKE THAT” MORE THAN WILLING TO PAY

ALL OF THAT MONEY, BUT HE STILL WON’T STAY

LITTLE CHILDREN HEAR YOUR FATHER SCREAM EVERY ACTION LIKE A PUPPET ON A STRING

THE EXACT SAME WAY

WITH ALL OF YOUR MIND FALLING TO PREY

 

SCREAMING LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE BECOME

YOU DRIVE ME TO DRINK AND BUY ME ANOTHER ONE

BETTER NOT BE THE CHOSEN ONE

FOR YOU BREAK YOUR BACK ON THE SLIP OF THE TONGUE

SAYING LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME

SAYING LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME

 

MAN LIKE ME

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

THE MOMENT I GAVE IN

TO THE PLEASURES OF MAN

SOME THEY CALLED IT WEAKNESS

WHILE OTHERS CALLED IT SIN

OH BROTHER HERE’S THE TROUBLE THAT I’M IN

 

WELL I MADE A LOT OF MONEY

AND I BOUGHT A LOT OF THINGS

AND I HELD MANY WOMEN

THAT TRIED TO MARRY ME

BUT THE PARDON NEVER CAME BEFORE THE PLEA

 

NOW THEY’RE LONG GONE

THINGS I’VE SAID AND DONE

HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS

NOW I FEEL I STAY

IN TOMORROW WHEN THERE’S TODAY

TRYING TO FIND A BETTER WAY TO BE

OH A MAN LIKE ME

 

I REMEMBER AS A YOUNG MAN

I PLAYED THE HAND THEY DEALT

WHILE I TRIED TO BURY

ALL THE WAYS IT FELT

AS A MAN I THOUGHT SHE KNEW ME FAIRLY WELL

 

YOU’LL WANT TO FIND

THAT PLACE AND TIME

YOU CAN CALL UPON A DECENT MEMORY

WELL GO ON AND TELL ME FARE THEE WELL

CAUSE THE ROOTS INSIDE THE SEEDS I’VE SOWN RUN DEEP

IN A MAN LIKE ME

 

EASY WAY OUT

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

INDECISION, POOR DECISION

LED ME TO BELIEVE

THAT YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN

TILL YOU EARN YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY

CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE

UNLESS YOU GOT SOMETHING BETTER

IF MISERY LOVES COMPANY

WHY AREN’T WE IN THIS TOGETHER

 

ALL HAS BEEN SAID

AND ALL HAS BEEN DONE

TAKE A NUMBER

YOU AIN’T THE ONLY ONE

 

THE EASY WAY OUT

IT’S A DANGEROUS PATH

AND NO ONE KNOWS IT LIKE I DO

BEAT THE DOOR DOWN

AND SHATTER THE GLASS

BUT YOU BETTER BE SURE WHAT IT LEADS TO

WHAT IT LEADS TO

 

THE LASH I FELT FROM THE BIBLE BELT

GOT ME DOWN ON MY KNEES

WHEN I THOUGHT THAT I COULD STAND

ON MY OWN TWO FEET

THORAZINE DREAMS ARE THUNDERING

IN DANGEROUS WEATHER

WHERE IN MY HEAD I’LL SOON BE DEAD

OR SOON FEELING BETTER

 

ALL HAS BEEN SAID

AND ALL HAS BEEN DONE

TAKE A NUMBER BABE

YOU AIN’T THE ONLY ONE

 

THE EASY WAY OUT

IT’S A DANGEROUS PATH

AND NO ONE KNOWS IT LIKE I DO

BEAT THE DOOR DOWN

AND SHATTER THE GLASS

 

BUT YOU BETTER BE SURE WHAT IT LEADS TO

WHAT IT LEADS TO

 

THE EASY WAY OUT

IT’S A DANGEROUS PATH

AND NO ONE KNOWS IT LIKE I DO

BEAT THE DOOR DOWN

AND SHATTER THE GLASS

BUT YOU BETTER BE SURE WHAT IT LEADS TO

WHAT IT LEADS TO

 

BEYOND THE VEIL

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

THERE’S A WORLD OUT THERE

WAITING FOR YOU

AND EVERYBODY IN IT

GOT A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

AND YOU CAN PLAY THE FOOL

AND YOU CAN PLAY THE PROPHET

AND YOU ARE FREE TO FILL

YOUR EMPTY POCKETS

 

WITH STONES TO THROW DOWN YOUR DRY WISHING WELL

 

THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO PROVE

 OR SOMEBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO TELL

BUT A WHOLE LOT OF GOOD IT WILL DO

OH BEYOND THE VEIL

 

POLITICIANS SPREAD YOUR LIES

LET THE MEDIA SPREAD THE NEWS

WATER IT ALL DOWN

FROM THE PULPITS TO THE PEWS

 

YOU MAKE ME CHOOSE A BETTER WAY TO LOSE

 

AND THE ONES THAT LOOK FOR SOME TRUTH

OR THE ONES IN THEIR DARK JAIL CELLS

ARE THE ONES JUST LIKE ME AND YOU

OH BUT BEYOND THE VEIL

 

WHERE THE SECRETS KEPT FROM THE DARKENED DEPTHS

THAT THE CROWN CAN AFFORD TO ABUSE

LEAVES NOTHING BEHIND BUT A THINLY DRAWN LINE

THAT WE WALK IN THESE WORN OUT SHOES

 

IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T THINK FOR ITSELF

LOOK BEYOND THE VEIL

 

LIGHTNING AND THUNDER

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

I SAW HER STANDING THERE BY THE RIVER’S EDGE

THE FIRST TIME I’D EVER FELT AT HOME

I COULD FEEL THE WEIGHT INSIDE BIND ME TO THE LEDGE

OF BEING SOMEONE ELSE I’VE NEVER KNOWN

 

I SAID MY NAME WAS JOHN BUT SHE KNEW MY NAME WAS JIM

YOU MUST BE THE MAN WITH NO RELIGION

THEY SAY YOU’RE COLD AS ICE BUT I SEE KINDNESS IN YOUR EYES

AND ALL YOUR LIFE THERE’S BEEN SOMETHING MISSING

 

BUT I’LL LEAD YOU DARLING OUT OF THE WILD

AWAY FROM THAT COLD STEALING HUNGER

THE STORM’S BEEN RAGING INSIDE YOUR CLOUD

I’LL CALM YOUR LIGHTING AND THUNDER

 

FOR A LONG, LONG TIME I’VE BEEN A WANTED MAN

NEVER IN THE WAY A WOMAN TELLS

AND YOU CAN’T KILL THE PAIN WITH AN AGE OLD SHAME

BUT I CAN’T GET A WORD IN WITH MYSELF

 

SHE SAID TO BE JUST LIKE A MAN WHO IS MADE FROM FLESH AND BLOOD

WELL I CAN SEE THE GHOST THAT YOU HAVE BEEN

WHO WALKS INTO THE FIRE AND WHO WADES ACROSS THE FLOOD

THE GHOST IS NOT THE SOUL THAT MAKES THE MAN

 

SO I’LL LEAD YOU DARLING OUT OF THE WILD

AWAY FROM THAT CROSS YOU’VE BEEN UNDER

THE STORM’S BEEN RAGING INSIDE YOUR CLOUD

I’LL CALM YOUR LIGHTNING AND THUNDER

I’LL CALM YOUR LIGHTNING AND THUNDER

 

I’M MOVING ON

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

SOME MAY SAY THAT AN EMPTY HANDED MAN

WILL DO ALL HE CAN TO HOLD SOMEONE AGAIN

BUT I SAY TO HELL WITH IT ALL TILL THERE AIN’T NOTHING LEFT TO CONDEMN

BUT LIKE THE WIND GUIDES THE SAILOR I RAISE UP THE ANCHOR AND DRIFT

 

 

I’M MOVING ON

I’M MOVING ON

BREAK DOWN THE WALL THAT I LEAN UPON

I’M MOVING ON

 

BY THE WAYSIDE AND FAR AWAY FROM YOU

I THOUGHT TIME WOULD HEAL FASTER THAN I COULD FEEL BLUE

AND I FIND MYSELF AT A BITTER ENDED ROAD

WHERE IN ALL OF ITS GLORY A STORY THAT’S BEST LEFT UNTOLD

 

I’M MOVING ON

I’M MOVING ON

BREAK DOWN THE WALL THAT I LEAN UPON

I’M MOVING ON

 

I’M MOVING ON

I’M MOVING ON

BREAK DOWN THE WALL THAT I LEAN UPON

I’M MOVING ON

 

I’M MOVING ON

I’M MOVING ON

FACE A NEW DAWN - SING A NEW SONG

I’M MOVING ON

 

BALANCE OR FALL

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

WELL I COME FROM THE TOWN

WHERE BOYS YOU BETTER LEARN TO STAND TALL

WHERE IT’S BALANCE OR FALL

OH DARLING DO YOU WANT ME AT ALL

IN THE MORROW I RIDE

DOWN THIS ROAD OF LIVING MORE LIES

I WON’T PUT DOWN MY GUNS

TILL THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

 

SO LET THE PARLOR BOYS PLAY

ON MY DYING DAY

BUT UNTIL THEN

I GOTTA ROAM AGAIN

SO SHOOT OUT THE WINDOWS

OF WHO YOU THINK I AM

 

WELL I’M NOBODY’S FRIEND

AND I’LL ALWAYS BE A STRANGER TO THEM

AND THE HARLOTS UPSTAIRS

WELL THEY’LL NEVER EVEN NOTICE I WAS THERE

I’M STEALING YOUR QUEEN

CAUSE I’VE ALWAYS GOT AN ACE UP MY SLEEVE

IT MAY BE HARD TO UNDERSTAND

BUT I LIKE IT WHEN THEY DON’T MIND WHEN I LEAVE

 

I MAY DIE LIKE THE REST

WITH A ROPE ROUND MY NECK

BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS

REMEMBER MY NAME

IT ECHOES THROUGH THE CANYONS

AND THE SOFT DESERT RAIN

 

AND I MAY DIE LIKE THE REST

WITH A ROPE AROUND MY NECK

AND YOU WILL ALWAYS

REMEMBER MY SHAME

IT ECHOES THROUGH THE CANYON

AND THE SOFT DESERT RAIN

 

PARADISE

DYLAN LEBLANC

 

GO DOWN TO ST. AUGUSTINE OR A LITTLE FURTHER SOUTH

DRIVE THE CALIFORNIA COAST BUILD A HOUSE IN A LITTLE TOWN

WHY SHOULD I IF YOU’RE NOT HERE AND I DON’T WANT TO ANYHOW

CAUSE PARADISE IS A LONELY PLACE IN THE HERE AND NOW

 

WELL I’D WALKED THE WORLD AROUND WITH YOU

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

I SAW YOU WAKE TILL WE GOT OLD

FROM THE DAY YOU MARRIED ME

AND I BURIED YOU LIKE YOU ASKED ME TO

IN YOUR LONG WHITE WEDDING GOWN

NOWPARADISE IS A LONELY PLACE IN THE HERE AND NOW

 

I HOPE WHEN I’M DEAD AND GONE IF IT’S NOT TOO LATE

I WILL SEE YOU STANDING THERE AT SOME PEARLY GATE

WHERE THE BITTER ENDED RIVERS OF LIFE WON’T DRAG US DOWN

 PARADISE IS A THE ONLY PLACE IN THE HERE AND NOW

 

WE’LL HOLD HANDS AND WALK TOGETHER

ON THAT FOREVER SHORE

WHEN I REACH YOUR SMILE I’LL FEEL BETTER

CAUSE A MEMORY IS TOO FAR

 

BUT I’LL SEE YOU IN ANOTHER LIFE

WHERE TOMORROW’S NEVER FOUND

 PARADISE IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE HERE AND NOW

 PARADISE IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE HERE AND NOW