Bright Ideas EP

by District 8

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1.
Bright Ideas 04:07
Lyrics: A little problem but you can't put a finger on it You wonder why but you don't want to linger on it You ran away but you couldn't find a hiding place Something wiped the smile off your happy face Working a mystery Of another opportunity Wasted, wasted, you tasted A little victory A moment of defeat and you Faced it, you faced it, erased it And started over again Wrong call and you all fall to pieces Like so many coins down the creases Next big thing just got a little old Hot pursuit till the trail went cold Another day goes by Now it's all you can do To save it, save it, you gave it Yet another try Never could let it lie When you had another one of your bright ideas You had another one of your bright ideas You had another one of your bright ideas Taken you so long Looks like you're gonna to have to Face it, face it, erase it Now that you know what's wrong Turning the light back on 'Cause you had another one of your bright ideas You had another one of your bright ideas You had another one of your bright ideas
2.
Renegade Rick he got kicked out of the US armed forces And now his divorce is all final and he’s goin’ to school taking night courses And bettin’ on the wrong horses He got a three legged dog who’s just lost in a fog of old age Rescued from a cage, now he just sleeps on the couch in his final stage And it’s time to turn a new page If there’s a lesson to be learned, it’s lost on me You take a few wrong turns of the road to nowhere You never know who you might meet Livin’ on a dead end street Rosemary studies astrology and dyes her hair black Tattoo on her back, y’know she had so many girlfriends we kinda lost track Might wanna take a few steps back She got a sister in Pittsburgh, workin’ at the local drive-thru And baby makes two. Wonder where the future went and drove off to. What else you gonna do? If there’s a lesson to be learned, it’s lost on me You take a few wrong turns of the road to nowhere You never know who you might meet Livin’ on a dead end street You can follow the signs but the land mines will not be on the map And it seems like such a snap. You don’t know if you’re walking to a treasure or a trap Till it lands on your lap They’ll say “you do the math”, but sometimes y’know it just don’t add up You take a few wrong steps off the beaten path And the grass grows up around your feet Livin’ on a dead end street Better get on back To that lonely cul-de-sac Just past the railroad tracks
3.
What If... 03:59
What if you had the answers All along, all for nothing Would it make any difference When you know who the enemy is You drew the lines all around you Save you from the truth What if you had the answers All along, all for nothing I can't begin to guess at the games you been playing I know you never want to be caught on the losing end It's easy to ignore everything that I'm saying What if you had the answers All along, all for nothing Would it make any difference When you know who the enemy is You drew the lines all around you Save you from the truth What if you had the answers All along, all for nothing Saw a fire in the distance So you built a wall around your precious world You drew the lines all around you Save you from the truth What if you had the answers All along, all for nothing What if you had the answer What if you had the answer ...
4.
Party Dress 03:39
All day you takin' orders for your butter and bread Ain't got to speak a word 'cause I heard what you said Channel surfin' in your prison cell Why don't you kill your TV set and raise a little hell Put on that party dress Yes and let your body do the rest Put on that party dress now now baby And let your body do the rest Straight jacket traffic on the dead end streets Cuffs on your wrists and chains on your feets Now, now you try fightin' they just tighten that noose I know just how you can cut yourself loose Put on that party dress Yes and let your body do the rest C'mon put on that party dress, now, now mama And let your body do the rest I know the years have taken their toll But you ain't got to live your life on cruise control Just turn on the burner and stir up the pot Slip on them new shoes and shake what you got Put on that party dress Yes and let your body do the rest C'mon put on that party dress, now, now baby And let your body do the rest Yes, put on that party dress Yes and let your body do the rest C'mon put on that party dress, now mama Let your body do the rest Let your body do the rest Yes, let your body do the rest Let your body do the rest
5.
If you plant a poison flower In your garden I will never tell You're locked inside your tower Still trying to cast another spell Well, well Mixing up some magic potion With a teardrop from your eye Oh my , my I'm still swimming across that ocean For the life of me I could not tell you why To a blue and gold horizon How long we wandered I really couldn't say And the stars they give no guidance Still you insist you know the way Hey, hey 'Cause you had yourself a notion Build a castle in the sky Oh my, my Still swimming across that ocean For the life of me I could not tell you why It's hard looking down Hundred feet above the ground Straighten up and turn around And face another day Hey hey In a world of true believers Chasing down some promised destiny We've pulled at all the levers Where does that leave you and me Overcome with emotion But we still refuse to cry Oh my, my I'm still swimming across that ocean For the life of me I could not tell you why For the life of me For the life of me I could not tell you why
6.
All Is forgiven For anything that happened before All is forgiven, I ain't livin' in the past no more (Chorus) I played around with fire Yes, and I got burned Skated on thin ice, well, Lesson learned I may have been knocked down But as far as I'm concerned (Chorus) Ask me no questions and I won't take the fifth I can't keep track of All the people I been fighting with I'd like to cut a plea Yes I got some nerve Well you can sentence me to Time already served 'cause All is forgiven All is forgiven (Chorus) (Chorus) I sure know how to hold a grudge And for years I wouldn't budge The stuff you carry around It can start to weigh you down I guess it's time to let it go And I thought you ought to know All is forgiven, I ain't livin' in the past no more I don't want to go to far I forgot what I was fighting for

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released February 4, 2019

Dan Luscher: drums and percussion
Lonny Schwartz: bass
Lara Karchmar: vocals
Steve Oakes: guitar
Erich Ippen: vocals, guitar, keys, harmonica
Mixed by Scott McDowell at Hyde Street Studios
Mastered by Jonathan Kirchner

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