Soul Spectacular

by Father Time

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released January 1, 2014

All melodies and lyrics written by Scott Stambaugh.
All Songs Copyright S.S. Blazing Lights In The Sky Music

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Track Name: Soul Pinata
I was lost in a cold blue trance I liked to call my life
Every minute every hour I knew in advance would be the same old slice
Suddenly there came a circumstance when I saw myself begin to roll the dice
and there I was at the doorway never looking back at my masterplan
and I was so mesmerized

Feel the change when you first wake up you got the time to use
Is it strange that you are so compelled to run and find your muse
Rearrange the all-important things for just a little taste of those sweet love blues
A fool can aimlessly wander just stuck inside one world you got sold the ticket and so you took that cruise

Break it - Break the soul pinata
I'd like to break it - break your soul pinata
If you wack it hard enough there's somethin' inside
If you're backing off, do you got somethin' to hide ?
Break it - Break the soul pinata
We need to break it - break your soul pinata

Was it fate or was it you that came and cast a spell on my little world
Is it in my mind or just an innocent vibe between a boy and girl
Though I wasn't even takin' a dive somehow I came up with this great big pearl
My god, no matters what happens I'll never be the same, if it all just shatters , I'll just be more untame

Break it - Break the soul pinata
Break it - Break your soul pinata
Break it
Track Name: Break Free
If you see my soul
I'm out of my shell
If you see me fight
I'm fightin myself
If you see me smile
I'm forgettin the hell
that my life just is
but I might as well
break free
of what time has done to me
There are things that are meant to be
yeah I got a destiny
and I must break free
of the ties that hold me
and the lies that blind me
of standing still
lettin' trouble find me
all the deadend roads
that I've left behind me
and this crazy spirit
I have trapped inside me

break free
of what time has done to me
There are things that are meant to be
yeah I got a destiny
I must break free

If you see me change
don't get in my way
If you see me black and white
I'll turn it to gray
If you see me shine
that might be the day
that our boat comes in
and I even may

get past all these obstacles
go straight for the pinnacle
If there's some way I will
break free
Track Name: I'm Onto You
It is time you notice that I've been a step ahead of your lines
in the sad and so ironic tale of you
and that moment is approaching where you really must decide
if you're gonna keep on just repeating
all the same mistakes you end up eating

I’m onto you
I’m onto you
I got your number
There is nothing you can do
but change your ways
which you’re never gonna do
so you better get used to
lookin’ like a fool

It is time you comprehend that now I know you way too well
to let you off the hook another time
Can't believe you were depending on an cold day's chance in hell
Push the envelope right off the table
Hey but this time I will not enable

I’m onto you
I’m onto you
I got your number
There is nothing you can do
but change your ways
which you’re never gonna do
so you better get used to
lookin’ like a fool

Your bold transparent self just hit the end
Every lie you told just came around the bend

So put your tail between your kicking legs and think of coming clean
We all hit major pitfalls down the road
If you stop manipulating there will be no need to scheme
Save yourself the squirming and the lying
End the selfishness you've been denying

I’m onto you
I’m onto you
I got your number
There is nothing you can do
but change your ways
which you’re never gonna do
so you better get used to
lookin’ like a fool
I’m onto you
Track Name: Which One?
Time to sing a song about a heart as it turns to stone
You're one of the most complicated girls I've ever known
I tell you about my feelings, you listen to your own
Without me you're the princess who doesn't have a throne
I really like the one who cares when we are all alone
but when other folks come into it, you take a different tone
Which one, which one is the real you ?

It used to be so different but I helped you to be
the matriarch of our whole scene but that came back on me
The assholes really hated that we had such unity
Eventually they wore you down, the change was clear to see
You knew you had me locked, but then you lost the key
You wanted everyone instead, forget about FT
so which one, which one is the real you ?

I wish that it was easier to totally turn my back
but when it comes to you my head is totally out of whack
Right now I am so torn, I don't know how to act
When you start up with your bullshit well guess what, I blow my stack
I'm sure that you will take this song as an attack
but holding out from venting is a skill you know I lack
Which one, which one?

You and I together yeah, we made a greater force
Fringe benefit you got to be the one FT adores
You took it all for granted from up on your high horse
and when you take a crap on me you're feeling no remorse
You're playin all your games, were you playin' me of course
You played not taking sides so much that now I'm not on yours
Which one, which one is the real you ?
Well now I know, now I know there is no real you

At last I got my proof today, the end has finally come
Your goons they went and spelled it out, you sure do pick em dumb
You told all kinds of lies, hey where'd you get that from
Guess you saw your man in action, it seems he taught you some
You are so full of shit, how could you be such 2-faced scum ?
and all my hardest thoughts were right, the truth just leaves me numb
Now I know Now I know
Track Name: All Along (acoustic)
All along
I knew but I didn't know better
There's another side to every story
It wasn't yours, and it wasn't my fault
but if I didn't care
tell me why would I be standing here

instead of keeping with my disappearing act
I emerged from somewhere in the black abyss
Came to tell you that it wasn't all for naught
but I can't say I was there in spirit

all along
I thought we'd get it together
but that's not why I came to see you
Hey, I know it's been a very long time
but nothing's really changed
Snap your fingers and those years are gone

but am I still the way that you remember me
Just a man of unrequited dreams and such ?
If you think I took the wrong direction then
Hey, I really didn't mean to change so much
when you told me you would always rather have
my respect instead of just a friend in need
Guess you never figured out who needed who
I'd been so much better off not listening all along

You were wrong
with most of your assumptions
You were led astray by those you trusted
I only had your interests in mind
You really jumped the gun
cause it turns out I told the truth

with a dollar in my hand, the time has come
oh, to see if I can put the past behind
though it seems that I have gotten nowhere fast
if you only knew, you'd say I'm doin' fine
but I've lost a lot of blood along the way
gave a lot of people just a stitch in time
who are never gonna be the same again
Gave them all I could but I held onto what was mine

Walkin' by the ocean
Days are passing slowly
lookin' straight ahead
not tryin' to remember
If i did it all again
there'd be no way to change things
I don't have the chance
cause now it is December
All my lousy ties are gone
for years and many moons now
and I've come to know
it's never gonna happen
Oh, I have so much to give
with nothing for the taking
If I stopped to think
my wings would soon be flappin'

All along
I knew but I didn't know better
There's another side to every story
It wasn't yours, and it wasn't my fault

and the man that never saw the looking glass
has a burning fire inside the belly still
Everybody wondered what the difference was
but did anybody ever notice who was gone ?
Oh, the one who made the magic happen just moved on
but did anybody ever notice who was gone
when the one who made the magic happen left at dawn ?
Track Name: Righteous Girl
Met her hangin round at a loser part of town
or should I say a place where she never would've had to be
just goin up alone against what is wrong

She's a righteous girl
has her heart so set on changin this stupid world but that will never be
but that righteous girl, everyone who gets to know her is changed

We've been thru all this stuff, you would think she'd had enough
but then you find who is there, when all the rest don't seem to care
they all look the other way strainin their necks

She's a righteous girl
has her heart so set on changin this stupid world and that will never be
but that righteous girl, everyone who gets to know her is changed

That righteous girl she won't get her due one day
but that's not why she does what she does
and troubles come, rarely to stay away
but there is a wrong and right, you can't give up that fight

Righteous girl, ever since I met you I noticed there was something different about you.
You never took me for granted, you never went to that disrespectful place where so many others ended up
Nobody even has a clue how brilliant you are and you don't even care, you just do your thing
I may be the one person in the world who gets to see it up close, but I do - every single day

and I hope that I never have to watch that girl walk away
cause I know if she did, there's no way we'd ever see a better day

She's a righteous girl
has her heart so set on changin this stupid world and that will never be
but that righteous girl, everyone who gets to know her is changed

She's a righteous girl
has her heart so set on changin this stupid world and that will never be
but that righteous girl, everyone who gets to know her is changed
She's a righteous girl
Track Name: I Believe In Karma (hard rock version)
Well, here we go with the same **** again, and I know it wasn't my fault
Oh you led me down a dark road again - and I couldn't come to a halt
So how did I end up losin' again ?
All my good intentions were just money to spend
and I was sure that you were my friend
I was just so sure that you were my friend

but I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours

Well, I just keep on believin in people but I'm disbelievin' their ways
I just keep on givin, givin myself and I always end up amazed
Oh how did I end up kicked in the head
by the one who I always put first instead
Oh, I guess you forgot all the things that you said
I guess you forgot all the things that you said

but I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours

oh I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours

Well, it's time for me to be movin' along to another moment in time
Of course I'm left to start at the bottom, I'm so used to makin' that climb
So why am I still here wantin' to try
when I know I'll only end up denied ?
Yeah, you'll only keep on tellin your lies
You'll only keep on tellin your lies

but I, I believe in karma
It's a factor
It's a force
I, I believe in karma
I'm a gonna get mine
and you're gonna get yours
I believe in karma
I believe in karma
I believe in karma
Track Name: When The Bubble Bursts
Oh I know you've come so far
and you like it where you are
Yeah you've found your own respective calling
and you know you're good in your neighborhood
but a time is gonna come
in your quiet world when some heartbeat's
gonna start to pound
when the space around you
starts closin in
and the air gets thin

But I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts, when the bubble bursts
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts

Oh you never missed a class
never let a moment pass
Yeah by now you've gone thru all the motions
and you've paid your dues, but I've got bad news
Seems you've got a bridge to cross
and this time it's gonna cost too much
as you realize they false advertise
in the magazine where you found your dream

and I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts, when the bubble bursts
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts

This whole scenario, it sounds so familiar to me
but I know you can only find out for yourself
and that'll be such a sad sight to see

Oh you think I'll get a buzz
sayin' I told you so about the way it was
but I myself never did recover
from the times I saw when I hit the wall
Wish I knew how to get through
I would shout all night but you can't hear
past the books you've read
printed in your head
past some TV show
all the things you know

Oh, I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts, when the bubble bursts
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there
I don't wanna be there when the bubble bursts