BETTER DAYS

Byrd/Supa 2013


When you wake up in a cold sweat

Tryin’ to remember what you want to forget

Livin’ your life like Russian Roulette

It makes you wonder

When your get high is your only friend

But you know it kills you in the end

You’ve seen better days

Better days


Some downtown and a bottle of wine

It makes you cross another line

When demons take you for a ride

And you just let ‘em

When you love the crash and burn

Without a single lesson learned

You’ve seen better days

Better days


I can’t do it anymore

Can’t go through it anymore 

When you’re in so deep you can’t get back

All your dreams just fade to black

When you wanna quit but you can’t walk away

You’ve seen better days

You’ve seen better days


 When you have so many alibis

Hiding in your bloodshot eyes

You can’t see through those Cocaine lies

And you call that livin’?

When life it tastes bitter sweet

Out there on a dead end street

You’ve seen better days

Better days


I can’t do it anymore

Can’t go through it anymore

When you’re in so deep you can’t get back

All your dreams just fade to black

When you wanna quit but you can’t walk away

You’ve seen better days

You’ve seen better days


Solo


I can’t do it anymore

Can’t go through it anymore

Every mistake left a scar

Never thought I’d fall this far

When the cost of getting high it never pays

You’ve seen better days

You’ve seen better days

You’ve seen better days

You’ve seen better days













HIGH WIRE

Byrd/2016


I’m up on the high wire

Working without a net

I’ve fallen more times than I’d like to remember

That ain’t stopped me yet

Angels all around me

Tryin’ their very best 

But until I see the truth in myself

A world of hurt is what I’ll get

This runaway train has run out of track

I’m so far from the  man I once was

Help me,

Find my way back


(So) I pray for life

Put my heart in your hands

Please make it right

And save this desperate man


I’m living’ in the shadows

I het high just so I won’t get sick

I’d do anything to get myself right

Anything but quit

Devil’s got a hold on me

He whispers in my ear

He says c’mon son you can do just one

Lemme take it from here

Each time I fly a little closer to the flame 

But I can’t take the heat no more

I’m sick and tired of the pain


(So) I pray for life

Put my heart in your hands

Please make it right

And save this desperate man


I know I’m living’

On borrowed time

And if I don’t get clean

I’m gonna die

Buried so many friends

Watched their parents cry

Still I can’t seem to stop

Feel so… alone


So what’s it gonna take for me

To bottom out and change

‘cause everything that I held precious

Is now just water down the drain

Those angels all around me say

I gotta surrender to win

And with one foot in the grave 

Think I’m finally ready 

Yes I’m ready

Lord knows I’m

Ready to give in


CH









LIGHTHOUSE

Byrd/Supa 3/15


I was down and so torn up

Wasted everyday

I followed my own lies

Until I lost my way

Got an endless list of my regrets

I’m tryin’ to get past

I think I’ve had enough at last


There’s a  lighthouse out in the distance

And it shines to guide me home

When I’m lost… 

Your love lifts me higher

When I can’t make it on my own


Now I hide my pain deep inside

So no one else could see

I kept playin’ with fire 

Until it burned a hole in me

And I ran with my reckless ways

Thought I’d never fall

Until I crashed and finally lost it all


There’s a lighthouse out in the distance

And it shines to guide me home

When I’m lost…

Your love lifts me higher

When I can’t make it on my own


Don’t wanna wind up in an early grave

This road to ruin is killin’ me

It’s time for changin’ ‘cause

I don’t like what I see

I’ve got to

I’ve got to believe


There’s a lighthouse out in the distance

And it shines to guide me home

When I’m lost…

Your love lifts me higher

When I can’t make it on my own


There’s a lighthouse

There’s a lighthouse

There’s a lighthouse

And it shines to guide me home

Guide me home

BROKEN IS A PLACE

Byrd/Supa 2012


The things I did to just not feel the pain

Like drinkin’ myself slowly down the drain

Anything to fix me quick

Getting high is what made me tick

I couldn’t quit


I never thought that I would see the day

I’d hit my knees and I would start to pray

Suddenly I felt the spark

That picked me up and led me from the dark

Could it be God?


Tired of hurtin’

Tired of all the bridges burnin'

Surrender was the only way to win

When I let go 

My wildest dreams were out there waiting

I won’t go back life is on the mend

Broken is a place I’ve already been


I got here with every wrong turn that I took

Mistakes I made read like an open book

I’m a different man today

But I know trouble’s just one drink away

Here comes the pain


Tired of hurtin’

Tired of all the bridges burnin’

Surrender was the only way to win

When I let go 

My wildest dreams were out there waiting

I won’t go back life is on the mend

Broken is a place I’ve already been


I’ve already been 

Broke down and busted

I’ve already been 

The man I don’t wanna be


Tired of hurtin’

Tired of all the bridges burnin’

Surrender was the only way to win

When I let go 

My wildest dreams were out there waiting

I won’t go back life is on the mend

Broken is a place I’ve already been

KID (A Cautionary Tale)

Byrd/Hudson 7/2016


Kid,

Welcome to the world

It’s a tricky place

Keep your eye on the ball

Your head screwed on straight

Play with fire 

You gonna get burned

But let life’s mistakes

Be the lesson you learn

Those same words

I heard from my father

But just like you 

I thought I knew

Thought I knew everything


Kid, 

Go out and live

Just like I did

Your gotta do what you gotta do

Hey,

But if you wanna play

You’re gonna pay

And see how the other half lives

That’s what I did

I ain’t preachin’

I’m just reachin’ out to you kid


Welcome to reality

It ain’t what it seems

New responsibility

And broken dreams

So you look for some magic

To get you through the rough

You wanna do a little

But that little ain’t enough

I walked that crooked road to nowhere

That dead end street will fade to black

Cause it ain’t that easy to find your way back


CH 2


BR

I’m not here to tell you what to do

If you want it, you got it, go get it 

And do it loud

Just telling’ ya what I’ve been through

And know I’ll always be here for you


Solo

CH 4

CH 5


Kid, 

Go out and live

Just like I did

You’re gonna do what you wanna do

I’M DONE

Byrd/9/2016


Standin’ at the corner

Waitin’ on the man

Down to my very last twenty dollar 

Gotta get me to the promised land

Demo’s got me scrapin’ bottom

Cocaine’s telling’ lies

Whisky ain’t gonna fix me

I’m goin’ downtown one last time


Poison runnin’ through my veins

Knockin’ at death’s door

But if I live through one more night 

I’m gettin’ off this killin’ floor


(Then)

I’m done …I’m done

Cross my heart and hope not to die

I’m done …I’m done

Livin’ down and dirty 

Where the sun don’t shine

Done ….I’m done

Before my luck runs out 

And I changed my mind

I’m done …I’m done

While the gettin’s good 

I’m gettin’ out alive

If I’m blessed to wake tomorrow

Gonna rid myself of this pain and sorrow


Wheelin’ and a dealin’

Chasin’ down that hit

It’s a full time job, twenty four seven

With lousy benefits

That get high keeps you comin’ back

Throw caution to the wind

For a temporary fix

You’ll take your licks

In a game where nobody wins


Logic takes a backseat 

When you’re on a run

You’ll justify your actions

With every excuse under the sun


But I’m done

(CH)


Solo

In my rearview, baby


Demon’s got me scrapin’ bottom

Coccaine’s tellin’ lies

Whisky ain’t gonna fix me

I’m goin’ downtown one last time


 (Chorus 2X)

CLEAN GETAWAY

Byrd/Supa 2014


I was thirteen years old

When I tasted my first high

Thirteen years old

When I rolled up that first high

Yeah that buzz became my best friend

And it took me for one Hell of a ride


I went down to the bottom

My life was stripped bare to the bone

Spent years on the bottom

Ya know I called that place my home

By the time the ride was over

I was strung out, desperate and all alone


Only one way out

Had to make a clean getaway

One way out

Had to make a clean getaway

Now I’m free, a prisoner no more

Lord have mercy let it stay that way


It’s a clean getaway

Ain’t tied to those chains no more

Made a clean getaway

Ain’t tied down to those heavy chains no more

And when trouble comes a knockin’

You know I ain’t gonna answer that door

PARANOID

Byrd/Supa 2012


Did you ever get so high

From smokin’ lotsa rock

Crawlin’ on the floor

For a hit you never dropped

The shit has got you crazy

Speedin’ like an asteroid

You’re so spaced out

Next stop paranoid


Drivin’ with a buzz

Aww man is that a cop 

Flashin’ lights in the rearview

Stash yer get high in your sock 

Here comes the panic

Somethin’ that you can’t avoid

You’re sweatin’ bullets baby

Here comes paranoid


Paranoid…Paranoid

It’s a trip to hell that I don’t enjoy

Too much cocaine

Ya know is gonna twist yer brain

Paranoid…Paranoid

Well the party’s over

It’s a real killjoy

It’s just my luck

When I’m messed up

That I’ll get paranoid


Wasted like a fool

I haven’t slept in days

I start hearin’ voices

My skin’s crawling’ like a snake

Smokin’ on a crack pipe

Slippin’ into the void

I see faces in the window 

Here comes paranoid

(And I’m on the 23RD floor baby)


CHORUS


Some of us get hyper

And junkies like to nod

Others get so wasted

They think they’re seein’ God

And I don’t stop

Until I’m totally destroyed

Then who shows up

My ole friend paranoid


Paranoid…Paranoid

It’s a trip to hell that I don’t enjoy

Too much cocaine

Will raise the devil in your brain

Paranoid…Paranoid

Well the party’s over

It’s a real killjoy

It’s just my luck

When I’m messed up (All wired, jacked) 

That I’ll get paranoid

I PREFER WAKIN’ UP TO COMIN’ TO

Byrd/2016


Back in the day

I lived a rough and tumble life

Spent my days sleepin’ off

The things I did last night

Drinkin’ and a druggin’

Always on the mend

I’d feel a little better

Start it up again

I was headed for the great beyond

That’s for sure

But I changed my ways

I’m grateful trough and through

Cause I prefer wakin’ up ta’ comin’ t0


So many close calls

Where I almost bought the farm

When the doctors brought me back 

I complained my buzz was gone

A dedicated junkie 

In pursuit of gettin’ high

My friends were takin’ even odds

I was soon to die

Everyone could read the writin’ 

Oon the wall but me

I’m blessed desperation 

Beat me back and blue

Cause I prefer wakin’ up ta’ comin’ to


I would smoke it, snort it, finely ground

Shoot it, boot it, chase it down

Pop dem pills, guzzle that booze

Pass me the torch 

I’m gonna light that fuse


The life had it’s way with me

But all that’s in the past

Help was always out there

I only had to ask

It took a while to right myself

Surrender was the key

Had to take a leap of faith

To find the better me

But I was starin’ down the barrel of a loaded gun

A goner for sure

I hanged my live

Soemthin’ i just had to do

Cause I prefer wakin’ up ta’ comin’ to (9X)

Have Recovery Will Travel