Keep the Fire

by Jenny Mayhem

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released January 7, 2009

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Track Name: King of the Street
drove out to the fading heat
cadillac that king of the street
bright summer and dark red paint
sets in with time to waste
drove out to the fading blue
took a road for a day or two
found your footsteps
followed them too
aimed for the stars and ready

didn't try to prove you wrong
those days we'd get along
made up for the times we lost
in the great wide open
lived each hour to prove you right
those days we did not fight
they were few and far between
but they were there for something

somehow when the year came in
coulda done most anything
didn't drive but i took my feet
right beside the king of the street

didn't try to prove you wrong
those days we'd get along
made up for the times we lost
in the great wide open
lived each hour to prove you right
those days we did not fight
they were few and far between
but they were there for something
Track Name: When You're Older
something so right in the way the world moves today
spitting out fog like some old fashioned train
something so nice in the way we've been spending life
a day at a time and drinking the night away

well i'll still be here when you're older
i'll still feeling the same
i won't be tired or sober
i'll still know just how you came

it's the way the world breathes today
spitting out fog like you did on your morning break
there's something so fine in the way we've been spending life
a day at a time and i want you to know now babe

well i'll still be here when you're older
i'll still feeling the same
i won't be tired or sober
i'll still know just how you came
Track Name: Keep the Fire
people in the hall
calling out for love
people down below
all riled up
and all accross the town
we got you
calling it a night and
saying that you're through

oh how i love that time
when all you want is just to
keep the fire
oh you got a fine condition
when all you want is just to
keep on wishing

you got a pattern
that needs repeating
i know you got a drum
that needs some beating
i know you got love
right down to your shoes
i know you got to find out
who to give it to

oh how i loved that time
when all you want is just to
keep the fire
oh you got a fine condition
when all you want is just to
keep on wishing
Track Name: Morning Sun
When I was walking just to pass the time
I was losing sleep for losing my mind
The sun wouldn't rise for the sake of me
It just sat back behind the sea

When I was hollering for my mother
The sky refused to give me cover
It just cried to save my soul
And laid out tomorrow

I'll look up at that morning sun and howl til it gives me some
I'll look up at that morning sky and howl until it's mine

Most of my days aren't something special
Got a job on the lowest of levels
Got a man and he ain't so fine
But man does he love me all of the time

And if I go hollering up to the heavens
It just echoes in a whole lot of nothing
It's just trying to say to me
You got a heaven right under your feet now

I'll look up at that morning sun and howl til it gives me some
I'll look up at that morning sky and howl until it's mine
Track Name: All the World
to those on high
we've got to let you go
for open minds
to give us some hope
you got your time
for being in control
we've got to let you go

all the world could touch you
it just takes one
all the world could hold you
fear no love
all the world could touch you
it just takes one

you got so free
it brought them to their knees
who will know you in the end
not the finest of these men
so make it right
don't you forget what it's like
to have nothing on your mind

all the world could touch you
it just takes one
all the world could hold you
fear no love
all the world could touch you
it just takes one
Track Name: Equatorial
in that old equatorial heat
there's a man at the side of the street
singing why do i burn my feet
when my brothers are running free
in the trees of the jungle deep
not too far from that village street
there's a bird in a shallow sleep
dreaming of being free

we are all hungry and we all need to love
animals all are we when it all comes down to luck

hanging upside down with a smile in a perfect frown
we are jumping to shake the ground
smoking to smoke them out
bet you did not know
when it all turns into snow
we're not gonna be long gone
in fact we'll be holding on

we are all hungry and we all need to love
animals all are we when it all comes down to luck