QUITTIN’ TIME (AGAIN)

Byrd 2019


It would sure be somethin’

To wake up in my bed

Knowin’ what i’d done last night

And much of what i said

It’s all a little hazy

I can’t remember what i’m tryin’ to forget

A whole lotta good reason to stop

Hasn’t stopped me yet


I run with Tennessee whisky

And it’s partner in crime cocaine

One will light the fire

While the other stokes the flame

We sure had ourselves some good times 

But you’ve turned on me yet again

While the getting’s good i’m gettin’ out

Avidazen


My old friends, my old friends

I’m afraid it might be quittin’ time again

‘Cause in the end, my old friends

You sure as hell don’t treat me right

I’m left alone to face the mornin’ light

I think it’s time we parted 

My old friends


I’ve tried like hell to break the spell

All in vain

But i’ve got my mind made up this time

I’m jumpin’ 

Off this crazy train


I know this ain’t our first goodbye

But i swear it’s gonna be our last

You low down sorry excuse for life

Kiss my ass


My old friends, my old friends

I’m afraid it might be quittin’ time again

Cause in the end, my old friends

You sure as hell don’t treat me right

I’m left alone to face the mornin’ light

I think it’s time we parted 

My old friends


With friends like you!!


















TOGETHER

Byrd 2018


Have you ever found yourself

Desperate for salvation

Prayin’ in the dark

For the light to guide your way

Searchin’ for answers

That just lead to more questions

Ya might need a little help

With that dragon you’re tryin’ to slay


I used to keep my pain well hidden

As far as you know i’m fine as fine can be

I’d never let the world know i was hurtin’

That kinda thinkin’

Was almost the death of me


We’re in this together

No need to go it alone

A helpin’ hand when you can’t

Get there on your own

Everybody needs somebody

We can all use a friend

A little bit of lovin’

When the ice is gettin’ thin


Let the light in

That you’ve been fightin’


You might think you’re the only one 

Feelin’ what you’re feelin’

But there’s a whole lotta people out there

Hittin’ that same wall

Crawlin’ from the wreckage

Then goin’ back for seconds

You’ll run that game on yourself

Till you just can’t run anymore


I learned the hard way 

There’s strengh in numbers

Cause’ i tried to win a war all by myself

But side by side  and shoulder to shoulder

We’ll beat that devil straight back to hell


We’re in this together

No need to go it alone

A helpin’ hand when you can’t 

Get there on your own

Everybody needs somebody

We can all use a friend

A little bit of lovin’

When the ice is gettin’ thin


2x









HEAR MY SONG

Byrd  2018


I wanna sing about how lucky i am

You’re lookin’ at one grateful man

I should be long gone

Yet here i stand

Hear my song

Hear my song

Hear my song


I ran my life straight into the ground

Pretty sure i’d bottomed out

Till i crossed more lines

And slipped further down

Hear my song

Hear my song

Hear my song


Please save me from myself

I’m tired of this hell

Help me find my way

Was all i had to say


Solo


Something changed one fateful night

Like hank williams sang

I saw the light

I’m on the good foot now

And it feels alright

Hear my song

Hear my song 

Sing along


Sha la la la la la

Sha la la la la le

May you find your way 

To happy, joyous and free


Hear my song

Hear my song 

Hear my song


Hear my song

Hear my song 

Hear my song

TIRED

Byrd 2019


Up all night

On the roam

Now daylight come 

And me wanna go home

I’m tired, tired, tired

Tired, tired, tired 

From chasin’ shadows in the rain

Always lookin’ for somethin’ to dull the pain

I’m tired, tired, tired


Cross my heart and hope not to die

Gotta leave this troubled life behind

I’ve tried, tried, tried

Tried, tried, tried

Lemme tell ya that temptation’s a bitch

Why i go to scratchin’ when i get that itch

And i’m tired, tired, tired


The chances i’ve taken

My soul has been shaken

I’m hangin’ by a thread

Gonna get myself right

Find my way into the light

Put all this heartache to bed


1st verse


Tired, tired, tired (almost got the best of me)

Tired, tired, tired (stingin’ like a killer bee)

Tired, tired, tired (watch me now i’m bustin’ free)

That’s right baby

Oh yeah x8

I COME BACK STRONGER

Byrd/Supa 2018


Life is a lesson 

We all live and learn everyday

All the up's and the downs

And the road blocks that get in the way

Tryin' to find myself i got bruised and hurt

But i survived it all it

And it made me the person that i am today

Every time i fall


I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I was broken once

But not any longer


When life hands you keys

That just won't open up any doors

And you’re stuck in a rut

Feelin' desperate down to the core

It's the faith you find along the way

That alway gets you through

I faced my fears a thousand times

Every time i do


I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I was hopeless once

But not any longer



With nothin’ to lose

I took a shot in the dark

Asked for a moment of grace

And from a glimmer of light

The truth came alive

Got this feelin’ inside

Everything’s gonna be alright


Solo


I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I was broken once

But not any longer


I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I come back stronger

I was hopeless once

But not any longer

STARLIT NIGHT

Byrd 2019


Let’s go down by the rivers edge

I’ll bring my old guitar

We’ll sing a few songs and laugh till it hurts

Oh how lucky we are

I’m grateful for the mornings

Another chance to get it right  

Life in all it’s glory

Will guide you if you let it

Like a ship adrift on a starlit night


Troubled times i know all too well

Left this heart badly bruised 

I wanted to change but i did not know how

Then a ray of hope came shining through

I’m grateful for the mornings

Another chance to get it right  

Life in all it’s glory

Will guide you if you let it

Like a ship adrift on a starlit night


I’d had enough

Tired of the way i was livin’

So i prayed hard for a helping hand

My soul was lifted up

By all the love i was given

Got the chance to be a better man


Solo


(repeat 1st verse)

RECOVER ME

Byrd/W. Nile 2019


Recover me…i got lost in the woods

Recover me...yeah i still got the goods

Recover me…cause i been ballin’ the jack

You wanna talk hell

Well i been there and back


I’ve seen my world come crashin’ down

Helpless to the crime

When me and the life go pound for pound

I lose every…i lose every time


Recover me…i’ve got the will to live

Recover me…i got so much to give

Recover me…i’ve been walkin’ the wire

Now i can’t stop shakin’ 

And my hearts on fire


Well you think i’d know by now

Just what’s out there waitin’

Still i go for broke somehow

With the chances i keep

Chances i keep takin’


I met sally in the alley 

And she took me for a spin

That’s the last thing i remember

Gotta take it on the chin

Cause if i ain’t six feet under

I consider it a win


Intro


Recover me…tied to the railroad track

Recover me…somebody got my back ?

Recover me…when will i ever learn

You play with fire 

You’re gonna get burned


Recover me…i’m just a game of chance

Recover me…odds were heavy i would never last

   recover me…i’m gonna do what i should

Cause i gotta get out while the gettin’s good (4x)


Recover me (recover me)

Recover me (recover me)

Recover me..me..me..me..me.me..me..me

AIN’T GONNA LIVE LIVE

THAT NO MORE

Byrd/E. Duff 2018


Lady or the tiger 

What’s behind the door

I know one just might kill me

But i got to get some more

The devil’s dealin aces 

‘cause he knows just what you need

To keep you in the alley 

Beggin’ bargains on your knees


I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more

I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more

Hell is livin’ for the need and the score

No I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more


Workin’ hard at nothin 

Just fixin for a hit

Crawlin from the consequences 

Swearin' this is it!

A lie begets a lie  

The truth is layin’ low

My bullshit’s thick with every trick

To get me where i gotta go


I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more

I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more

Hell is livin’ for the need and the score

No I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more


I’m circling the drain 

Can’t tell the pleasure from the pain

This ain’t my fate 

I’m gonna get on the straight


Comin to it’s 5pm 

Woke up three times today

Lord grant me the serenity

To shake this pain away

I’m cold, tired and need some strength

To get me off the ground

I pray you help me 

Turn this down and dirty life around


I aint gonna live like that no more no more

No I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more

Hell is livin’ for the need and the score

No I ain’t gonna live like that no more no more


POUR ME

Byrd 2019


Here i am back in this place

A broken barstool and a friendly face

Where i go to lay my troubles down

The juke box playin’ old familiar sounds

Bartender pour me another round


Every night i come to drink

I’m tired and i don’t wannna think

The bottom of a bottle’s where i’m bound

I got sorrows i come here to drown

Bartender pour me another round


Tonight i’m gonna raise a glass

To those dreams i drank away

I gave life just a passing glance 

Another chance i’ll get i pray


With each last call i fade to black

Another lost night i won’t get back 

Swear i’m gonna to turn this life around

Meanwhile think i’ll throw just one more down

Bartender pour me another round


Tonight i’m gonna raise a glass

To those dreams i drank away

I gave life just a passing glance

Another chance i’ll get i pray


I’m caught between the truth 

And not wanting to change

I just know i can’t go on this way


Tonight i’m gonna raise a glass

To those dreams i drank away

I gave life just a passing glance

Another chance i’ll get i pray


I gave life just a passing glance

Another chance i’ll get i pray

LIFE IS GOOD

Byrd 2019


If you’ve ever wondered

Where have i been

I was goin’ under

It was sink or swim

I sent out an s.o.s

Someone throw a line

I was barely treadin’ water

Man i don’t miss those desperate times

I cried out…help me, save me, love me, 

Until i can love myself

Cause it’s been hell

I’m ready for change

To turn the page

Show me how to stay out of my way


Oh yeah life is good

It’s gettin’ better like i heard it would

It sure ain’t perfect but it beats how it was

Cause i’m the kind that never knew 

When enough was enough

Now life is good  

Life is good (oh oh oh) 

Life is good (oh oh oh)

Life is good (oh oh oh)


Pain was my companion

Together we would roam

And by any means necessary

We’d do what we had to 

To get us where we gotta go 

I was flyin’ blind, livin’ to die, built on lies

I could not stop myself

I needed help

Cause’ i didn’t have a clue, what to do,  

Then i learned the only way out is through


Oh yeah life is good

It’s gettin’ better like i heard it would

It sure ain’t perfect but it beats how it was

Cause i’m the kind that never knew 

When enough was enough

Now life is good  

Life is good (oh oh oh) 

Life is good (oh oh oh)

Life is good (oh oh oh)


Answers that i could not find

Were waiting on the other side

I only had to let you in

And take a gamble, place my bet

And let it ride, let it ride, let it ride


Oh yeah life is sweet

Cause i got my self off that dead end street

Things ain’t perfect but it beats how it was

Cause i’m the kind that never knew

When enough was enough

Now life is good

JUST LIKE YOU

Byrd 2018


You hide in the shadows to keep out the pain 

The light brings with all that rings true

This life you been livin’ is a deal that you’ve made 

Between the devil and you 

To get to that feelin’ of feelin’ numb

There ain’t nothin’ you won’t do

I know that you think you’re the only one

I was just like you

Oh yeah

I was just like you

Oh yeah

I was just like you 


I made up my mind a thousand times

To stop my reckless way

But when it came time to not cross that line

I can still hear myself say

I got this, i’m good, it’s under control

What harm can a little taste do

A headful of denial beats logic every time

I was just like you 

Oh yeah

I was just like you

Oh yeah

I was just like you 


It’s always ended the same

On my knees in heart wrenching pain

I was ready to die 

Cause livin this way was insane

I prayed for change

Change came


Solo


I know how you feel cause i’ve been there myself

Hopeless and helpless it seemed

Desperate for answers but without out a clue

How to live this life sober and clean

I reached out for someone to show me the way

Who’s gone through what i’ve gone through

He said right now you might not believe in miracles

I was just like you 

Oh yeah

I was just like you

Oh yeah

I was just like you

Have Recovery Will Travel