Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday Tunes (10)

I need a little inspiration this week, and this is a song that always lifts me up when I'm down. I'm not usually that into punk/metal, but I really do love Strung Out. I think I've seen them live more than any other band, and each time they just rock my face off. And even though this song is an old one for them now, they always play it. I guess they love it as much as I do.

This is a song I can turn to over and over again to keep me going on days I just want to give up. So if anyone needs a little kick in the pants, here you go. Some good old fashioned punk rock to get you going today.


(If you want to hear the studio version of this song it's right here. But that doesn't feature the hotness of Jason Cruz in action.)

Too Close To See - Strung Out

A cup of two day old coffee
You're feeling like yourself again
You're still on your own
You've survived another night in this dingy room with the same four walls

Lookin' in the mirror's
Gettin' easier these days
That old friend anger is losing it's hold on you
The game is survival in this crazy world
And it's good to see you're still standing strong

Not too long ago you were tearing at a world
That would never let you in
Strung out, outcast, turned away
You kept your face to the ground
And fought the world with your silence

And so the seasons change and the people change
And the good times come and the good times go
You found yourself in a winless race 
Fighting for a cause you never believed
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/strung_out/too_close_to_see.html ]
Its easy to regret
Not so easy to forget all the stupid things that used to hold you down
You gotta break that chain and move on
'cause I know i've seen it in your eyes before

To surrender now to throw it all away
Is to sacrifice but you can't repay
In a world that don't owe you shit
You gotta think for yourself and fight every bit 
Of that piece of mind that keeps you going on
Gets you outta bed
And out that door
Step back take a look around
And soon you'll find there's something more

That'll come your way with a little patience
It will all work out for you in the end
This is my song to a friend that
Never needed anyone until now
Sometimes you get too close to see
A different side of what life could be
And if you stare too long it all becomes a blur
And it's easy to forget just who we are
Don't stare to hard, just take a look around...

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