Cardboard Room
T Brendley

Lyrics

 

How you bring me down. I'm falling toward the ground and I'm a little bit lower now.

 

Carry away, carry the weight of the world, carry it on your shoulders now. Maybe you'll see somehow.  Maybe you'll see, maybe you'll say. Somehow...

 

How you have me bound, tied up on the ground and I'm a little bit lower now.  I'm a little below, you're a little bit lower.

 

I pick you up but you bring me down. Another way? I'm upside down.  Is this another try to save my soul? Another round or is it time to go? 

 

How you bring me down, falling toward the ground and I'm a little bit lower now.

 

Carry away, carry the weight of the world, carry it on your shoulders now. Maybe you'll see somehow.  Maybe you'll see, maybe you'll say...

 

I pick you up but you bring me down. Is there another way? I'm upside down.  Is this another try to save my soul? Another round or is it time to go?

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

What we give is what we get. Where you’ll land is no safe bet.  Did it ever cross your mind? Who were the ones being left behind? 

 

What you do is tell the truth. What did you say? 

 

What you say, the things you do. Coming back to you.  They ricochet, not déjà vu, coming back to you. 

 

Another place, some other time. We never dreamed of what we’d find.  There was that day out on the playground. Who was the one that was pushing down? 

 

Was it you? Just tell the truth. What did you say? 

 

What you say, the things you do. A boomerang, not déjà vu. Coming back for you.

 

Your fire engine's making big noise, and there aint nothing left to destroy. 

 

What you say, the things you do. They ricochet, not déjà vu. Coming back at you.  What you say. the things you do. A boomerang, not déjà vu. It’s coming back to you.

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

It's a wonder that you aint dead, with all the shit you been through.  Sometimes I wonder what it's like to be you.

 

Yet you don't have a care in the world and you don't ever worry.  You don’t think of nothin’ at all, you never get in a hurry. 

 

Time goes by like a leaf in the wind. Blowing 'round in circles, waiting to descend.

 

Take it away 'cause you don’t need it for today.  Don't lie to yourself, I'll just let you be.  Can't you see that it takes you far away? And It's a wonder that you're here at all.

 

Falling over on the floor, like you did a hundred times before. You can't remember what it's like to be you.

 

And don't start bitchin’ to me because you don't have a money tree.  Well life aint easy and nobody rides for free.

 

Time goes by like a leaf in the wind, going round in circles, waiting to descend. 

 

Take it away because you don’t need it for today.  Don't lie to yourself or I'll just let you be.  Can't you see that it takes you far away and It's a wonder that you're here at all. 

 

And time goes by like a leaf in the wind. Blowin' round in circles, waiting to descend.

 

Well take it away because you don't need it for today.  Don't lie to yourself or I'll just let you be.  Can't you see that it takes you far away, and it's a wonder that you're here today.

Cardboard Room
M. McCullough, T. Brendley, B. Brendley

Lyrics

 

So many people with such little time.  They walk in daze with desperate ways and never try to find a little peace inside, look out the window.  Come outside and build me a castle with the sands of time. 

 

And don’t color me red whenever your blue.  Wherever it goes we'll never know, in spite of the truth.  If it was so easy, what would it be?  'Cause something for nothing aint no place that I wanna be. 

 

So you think you got somethin to show. It aint that hard, just let it go.

 

So many people with such little time.  They walk in a daze with desperate ways and never try to find it's never easy. Why would it be?  You've opened your eyes, still you're too blind to see. 

 

So you think you got somethin' to show?  It aint that hard, just let it go.  Let it go...

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

Mary walks the floor alone. She’s wondering what to do.  It’s her anxiety, it’s another emergency she knew.

 

And Johnny doesn’t care at all, because his world is always upside down.  He’s not coming home. She’s on the telephone right now, and it’s a long distance call.

 

You, always thinking of you in everything that you do my friend.  What does it take to comprehend? Can’t you see, it’s all in disarray. When is it ever gonna end?

 

Distress, angriness. Hopeless, such a mess. Distress, angriness.

 

Mary walks the floor alone. She doesn’t know what to do.  It’s her anxiety, it’s another emergency she knew.

  

And Johnny doesn’t care at all, because his world is upside down.  And he’s not coming home. She’s on the telephone right now and he doesn’t care at all.

 

You, always thinking of you in everything that you do my friend.  What does it take to comprehend?  Can’t you see, it’s all in disarray, when is it ever gonna end? Understand, comprehend. You, always thinking of you. In everything that you do again.  Comprehend? understand?  You, always thinking of you. When is it ever gonna end?

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

I don’t know why you been hangin’ round. All these years go by you still can’t get me off your mind.

 

Move on and look around another way. Look another way.

 

Anticipation. Oh all that waiting.  I aint gonna come around, don’t you even waste your time. Just get away. Come back some other day.   I don’t really need you now and I can’t believe you're hangin’ round.

 

I guess those city lights that shine down tonight, light up the sky and make a shine on you baby.  We gotta stop all this anticipating, waiting.  I aint gonna come around. Don’t you even waste your time no more.

 

Well it still don’t feel the same, but everything hasn’t changed. Leave it on the shelf, save it for a rainy day.

 

I don’t know why you even crawl back to me.

 

Anticipation. Oh all that waitin’, aint gonna come around, don’t you even waste your time. Just get away. Come back some other day.  I don’t really need you now and I can’t believe you're hangin’ round.

 

I guess those city lights that shine down tonight, light up the sky and make a shine on you, baby.  We gotta stop all this anticipating, waiting.  Aint gonna come around. Don’t you even waste your time.

 

 I guess those city lights, that shine down tonight, light up the sky and make that shine on you, baby. We gotta stop all this anticipating, waiting.  I aint gonna come around. Don’t you even waste your time no more.

Cardboard Room
T, Brendley, M. McCullough, B. Brendley

Lyrics

 

I never imagined that it could be so real. But now there’s something left to talk about.

 

What happened to the good old days when you thought you had it down?  It lasts forever, that time together.  Looking for a way to find you can’t slow down. That shows you something, is it all for nothing?

 

Caught in the game of life, you can’t slow down. Is there a reason why you go around? You go around one time, that’s all you get. Is it all just wasted time? Tell me now. Is there a reason why you can’t slow down? You go around one time, well that’s all you get.

 

We’re caught in the crossfire of society. People try to tell you how you ought to be. Don’t let ‘em change your mind about the things you wanna do. Because there’s only one way, and that’s your own way. Just gotta take your time and then you’ll see it through. Maybe you’ll find it’s what you want to do.

 

Caught in the game of life, you can’t slow down. Is there a reason why you go around? You go around one time, that’s all you get. Is it all just wasted time? Tell me now. Is there a reason why you can’t slow down? You go around one time, that’s all you get.

 

Caught in the game of life, you can’t slow down. Is there a reason why you go around? You go around one time, that’s all you get. Is it all just wasted time? Tell me now. Is there a reason why you can’t slow down? You go around one time, that’s all you get.

Cardboard Room
T, Brendley, M. McCullough, B. Brendley

Lyrics

 

The time has come, this is what I’m talking about. There’s one way in and two ways out.  It’s a game of give and take if you got something to prove.  I made a mistake, you’re taking the cake and I’m putting the blame on you.

 

What’s your deal? Defining something real. Well I can’t wait that long, are you gonna keep it together?

 

They say bad things, they come threes.  Got two strikes against me, another ones coming to get me. If you want just say the word, we’ll let it lie.  But if you keep on keeping on we’re going for a ride.

 

What’s your deal? Defining something real.  I can’t wait that long.  Are you gonna keep it together?

 

What’s your deal? Defining something real.  I can’t wait that long. How do you want to feel? What’s your deal? Defining something real. I can’t wait that long. Are you gonna keep it together?

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

Faster, faster, faster. Hurry up.  Another day is going by before I’m even up and I can tell the time but time will tell the tale. Looking for the clock through the blankets on my head.

 

And now I’m here and you’re over there, and they’re everywhere.  Looking around to try to see what happened. Over here, but I wasn’t there so I couldn’t tell you.

 

 I know it’s late so I apologize. The sun is bright it hurts my head, burns my weary eyes. If I could find the keys then I’ll be on my way. Can’t remember where they went, I lost them yesterday.

 

 I’m still here and they’re over there and you’re everywhere. Looking around to try to find me. Over here, but you’re over there so you couldn’t find me.

 

Life is like a box of chocolates, or maybe a roulette wheel. You never know what you’ll get, you never know where to bet.

 

But I got your number, off the wall, at a local bar, in the second stall.

So if you wanna find me, I’ll be in this bed. Staring at the clock through the blankets on my head.

 

Cause I’m here. And you’re over there. And they’re everywhere. Looking around to see what happened. Over here. But I wasn’t there, so I couldn’t tell you.

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

I’d like to see you again, but I couldn’t let you know. You’re here and gone so fast, slipped right through my hands, so hard to let it show.

 

Let me tell you one more time, before you walk out that door. Because when you’re gone you know the sun don’t shine. Can’t live without your love, don’t want to see you go.

 

Gonna miss you (miss you) when you’re gone. Life won’t be the same without you but I’ll have to carry on. Gonna miss your smile and I care to let you know.

 

There comes a time when you realize you got to move on and go your own way.  Well that’s the time when I opened up my eyes to a brand new world, I’ve never seen like this before.

 

It doesn’t matter where you go, it doesn’t matter what you do.  Cause when you’re gone you know you’re on my mind. There’s a part of me in you. What am I gonna do?

 

Gonna miss you (miss you) when you’re gone. Life won’t be the same without you but I’ll have to carry on. Gonna miss your smile and I care to let you know.

 

Miss you (miss you). When you’re gone. Life won’t be the same without you in my arms. Gonna miss your smile and I care to let you know.

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

I'm walking on nails, I'm riding the rails. Making the best of a bad time. I'm wondering away on the highway, another hundred miles to the exit sign.

 

You know there's people talking about you. You don't let that bring you down. You only come here 'cause you want to catch a break, or make a play for a good time.

 

You're doing okay, you're uptown in every way. And nothing’s hard it's the same, day in and out.

 

A silver spoon and a house on the hill. Well, I'm begging for a dollar bill. Twenty years have gone since we said goodbye.

 

I'll sleep on the ground tonight. Tell the kids that I'll be alright. I saw their faces for the last time.

 

I'll sleep on the ground tonight. Tell the kids that I'll be alright. I saw their faces for the last time.

Cardboard Room
T. Brendley

Lyrics

 

Another thousand miles to get back home. How did I get this far? Where did you go?

 

Close your eyes into the sunset, To the place that frees your mind. It's another space we got to find. I hope you get there soon. Here's what we got to do, get in your car and take a drive.

 

Beside the river bed, a place we know. It's just a little climb to where we go.

 

You can see all the open spaces, it's a view you can't deny. And when you're here you're doing fine.  We've seen a hundred sunsets from the little mountain side. Let’s go back and take a climb.

 

Close your eyes into the sunset to a place that frees your mind. It’s another space we got to find. I hope we get there soon. Here's what we got to do, get in your car and take a drive.

Cardboard Room
T, Brendley, M. McCullough, B. Brendley

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I woke up last night feeling lonely. Suddenly you crossed my mind.  And I can’t lay awake without thinking about some other day. And I want to tell you so bad. Oh girl, you’re the best that I ever had.

 

Big old world keeps spinning around me.  Waiting for the day when I find my way. And I can’t explain the way I feel when the past is left behind. But it’s better that you lost love than not, not to have loved at all.

 

Woke up last night feeling lonely. Had someone right by my side. All I could think about is tomorrow, because the past is left behind.

 

And I can’t explain the way I feel when the past is left behind. But it’s better that you lost love than not.

Cardboard Room
T, Brendley, M. McCullough, B. Brendley

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I stepped out on the front porch. Water up to my knees. My dog done drowned in the river. Oh won’t you help me please?

 

And that river’s gonna drown us. That river’s gonna take us away. That river’s gonna kill us if we don’t move away.

 

Here comes the sand truck. There’s people to help us today. But it all don’t really matter, because my house done been washed away.


And that river’s gonna drown us.  That river’s gonna take us away. That river’s gonna kill us if we don’t move away.

 

Here comes Bill Clinton and he didn’t do a God darn thing. He just showed his face on the TV, then he jumped in his helicopter and flew away.


And that river’s gonna drown us. That river’s gonna take us away. That river’s gonna kill us if we don’t move away.

 

And that river’s gonna drown us. That river’s gonna take us away. That river’s gonna kill us. It’s the flood of ’93.