Those Damn Crows - Murder And The Motive

Artist: Those Damn Crows
Release: Murder And The Motive


1. Don't Give A Damn

I’m not quite sure what you’re expecting to hear
I don’t really care what’s been said
Made my mistakes, paid the price
Never been given much hope for glory
Let me give you some advice
Why don’t you open your eyes?

I don’t give a damn, you can talk all you like, think what you want of me
I don’t give a damn, say what you want, say what you want to me
I don’t give a damn, talk all you like, think what you want of me
I don’t give a damn, say what you want, say what you want to me

Made my mistakes, paid the price
Never been given much hope for glory
Let me give you some advice
Why don’t you open your eyes?

What goes around comes back round again
I’ll wait right here, truth will out
And then one day, you, they will all pay

I don’t give a damn, you can talk all you like, think what you want of me
I don’t give a damn, say what you want, say what you want to me
I don’t give a damn, talk all you like, think what you want of me
I don’t give a damn, say what you want, say what you want to me

Oh no, head’s about to go
Back off now, you’re about to see the worst of me

I don’t give a damn, you can talk all you like, think what you want of me
I don’t give a damn, say what you want, say what you want to me
I don’t give a damn, talk all you like, think what you want of me
I don’t give a damn, say what you want, say what you want to me

2. Blink Of An Eye

I look around me and it feels just the same
‘Cause this place and its faces are memories locked up here
And the music starts to play, reminds me of yesterday

Live for today, live for the now, we used to say
To hell with regret, we held our heads up high
No fear of who or why
Our limit was the sky

Don’t let go
You let go
Gone, in a blink of an eye
You were gone
In a blink of an eye, you were…

And as I walk on through these streets my past I roam
This place that I called home
In a time that’s not my own

Give and forget, give more and you’ll get
Is what we’d say
Choose heart over head, somehow we’ve lost our way
And the music starts to play, reminds me of yesterday

Don’t let go
You let go
Gone in a blink of an eye
You were gone
In a blink of an eye, you were…

There’s nothing left for me except the memories that we made
Our promises went up in smoke, forgetting everything
One shot at life you get
Live with no regret
‘Cause soon you’ll find you’ve left behind the real you and all you’ll have is….
Why?

You gotta hit the lows to feel the highs

Don’t let go
You let go
Gone, in a blink of an eye
You were gone
In a blink of an eye, you were…

Don’t let go
You let go
Gone, in a blink of an eye
You were gone
In a blink of an eye, you were…

Don’t let go
You let go
Gone, in a blink of an eye
You were gone
In a blink of an eye, you were…

Don’t let go
You let go…

Caught up in a trap
No need to look back moving forward
Make mistakes as you go

3. Someone Someday

Does it matter what people say?
Don’t follow just find your way
The voices in your head, trust them, don’t be easily led
‘Cause I’m the needle, won’t be the thread
I’ll do what I do, not what you said

You paint a perfect picture
How life can be for me
Mr Big Time, Big Shot, you’re not fooling me
Doesn’t make sense though
‘Cause you ain’t got the patience or the time
‘Cause I’m more whiskey while you sip on your wine
It all comes down to the bottle tonight
Waiting for the answer at the bottom you find denial

You, to me
Are the opposite that I want to be
The best I can be, is all that really matters so…

Keep your words of wisdom
It’s just another line
Someone someday you will see shine
Spin the wheel, lands on sudden death
Shall I play, quit, stick or twist?
When I hit I never miss
It all comes down to the bottle tonight
Waiting for the answer at the bottom you find denial

I win, ’cause I choose
I’m not the kind to easily bruise
I won’t fail, I refuse
That’s what separates me from you
You compare me to you but I will never wanna be you
Just me, that’s all that I wanna be

Don’t underestimate me, ’cause I don’t know how to fail

Does it matter what people say?
Don’t follow, just find your way

I win, ’cause I choose
I’m not the kind to easily bruise
I won’t fail, I refuse
That’s what separates me from you
You compare me to you, but I will never wanna be you
Just me, that’s all that I wanna be

Don’t underestimate me
Don’t underestimate me

4. Rock'N'Roll Ain't Dead

Go!

To all those who said that rock’n’roll’s dead!

Take your time
Let’s see, have I got this right
You’re telling me you found a new sound and direction
I’ll make it clear, turn on your radio
All the same, seeking fame, where’s the fortune?

On every station, tell me what do you hear?
Every genre except that one I fear
‘Cause the times have changed
They say rock don’t sell anymore
It’s time to put those dreams to bed
And whisper five words
Rock’n’roll is dead!

To all those who said that rock’n’roll’s dead!

What do you want from me?
Want me to get in line?
Lose my soul for rock’n’roll working 9 to 5
You crave control, how I should live my life
Hold me back and suppress all ambition

All through time, yeah, rock’n’roll’s found a way
Though records made won’t see the light of day
Try to change the format that stemmed from rock
Change the wheel
Well something snaps inside my head
When I hear those words said
Rock’n’roll is dead?

To all those who said that rock’n’roll’s dead!

Who said rock’n’roll’s dead?
Who said rock’n’roll’s dead?
Who said rock’n’roll’s dead?
Who said rock’n’roll’s dead?

Break the silence
Break the mould
Disregard the rules been told
When you think it’s best unsaid
Scream those five words
Rock’n’roll ain’t dead!
Everybody sing now
Who said rock’n’roll’s dead?

5. Behind These Walls

Truth is, I’m tired of all this
I’m raising my fists
These wounds have started to heal
‘Cause I’ve been so tired of trying, now rectifying
My purpose I wanna be free
‘Cause I know I’ve…

Been chained to this rollercoaster
Bound by these walls you made
Want off this ride, it’s time to live again
Be what I’m supposed to
Say how I truly feel
I’m taking back control of me again
No longer gonna live my life
Behind these walls

Trapped in as I was back when
I should’ve known then
That nothing was what it seemed
You were the cause I lived for
Your curse is no more
I want back what you’ve taken from me
‘Cause I know I’ve…

Been chained to this rollercoaster
Bound by these walls you made
Want off this ride, it’s time to live again
Be what I’m supposed to
Say how I truly feel
I’m taking back control of me again
No longer gonna live my life
Behind these walls

Can’t you hear me cry!

Be what I’m supposed to
Say how I truly feel
I’m taking back control of me again
Chained to this rollercoaster
Bound by these walls you made
Want off this ride, it’s time to live again

Behind these walls

6. Say It

I heard the rumours start today
Sadistic lies from you they came
Oh ’cause I’m trying to work out what’s your motive
The reason why we’re here
Haunts me still
Haunts me still

Jealousy tore you open wide
Reveals the light inside you’s died
Can you really truly know a person
The truth will out in the end
I return the knife you stabbed in my back friend

Say it to my face
Do you really wanna start a war
Say it to my face
Tell me what you’re waiting for

The time has come to testify
Stand up, and face the reasons why
Can you feel it growing deep inside
As you battle with your shame
You can strike the match but I control the flame

Say it to my face
Do you really wanna start a war
Say it to my face
Tell me what you’re waiting for
Say it to my face
You really want to play this game with me
Say it to my face
I’m not gonna take anymore

You’re on the edge of sorrow
Hanging by a thread
Destroy the truth, in your own way
All the criticising, scrutinising
Focus on yourself

When you look inside are you filled with pride
The darkness pulls you in
The hate you hold on to
Infects and spreads within

Say it to my face
Do you really wanna start a war
Say it to my face
Tell me what you’re waiting for

Say it to my face
You really want to play this game with me
Say it to my face
What the hell you waiting for
I’m not gonna take anymore
Say it to my face

7. Seven Days

‘Cause I’m fine, I’ll bide my time
Watch the fall of you
Your ways for seven days, the shit you put me through

As I float, you will drown
As your world comes crashing down
‘Cause you’ll fall, you’ll fall from grace
And I shall take your place

Seven days I walked through hell
Not a trace of sympathy for you
Can you hear the sirens calling?
Curtain call, your final warning
All the things that you do
Yeah the joke’s on you!

Time’s up!
Admit you fucked up
The end is nigh for you
On and on like a train
‘Cause your loss will be my gain
‘Cause I’ve been watching
You’ve been living a lie
Do or die, three words I live by

Seven days I walked through hell
Not a trace of sympathy for you
Can you hear the sirens calling?
Curtain call, your final warning
All the things that you do
Yeah the joke’s on you!

Can you hear them?
Can you hear them?
Can you hear the sirens calling?
All the things that you do
Yeah, the joke’s on you

‘Cause I am far from perfect
There’s errors in my ways
So close but too much distance
Waiting for the fear in your eyes as you see your demise
And as it falls apart you call me friend?
At times I thought I’d lose it
I saw your life decay
The cracks in your foundations are starting to give way
Now the tables have turned
Through your lessons I have learned

Can you hear the sirens calling?
Curtain call, your final warning
All the things that you do
Yeah the joke’s on you!

Can you hear them?
Can you hear them?
Can you hear the sirens calling?
All the things that you do
Yeah, the joke’s on you!

I’ve been watching
You’ve been living a lie
Do or die, three words I live by

8. The Fighter

I spent a lifetime listening to you
Do as I say, don’t do as I do
Biding my time as I wait in the corner
Bell rings, you’re the lamb to the slaughter

Too late to run, you got nowhere to hide
You made a grave mistake
Builds up inside
I’m like Jekyll and Hyde when I see your face

Hit back, hit hard
You insult me again
I’m gonna put you away
Just like all those who came before
Hit back, hit hard
Try and stop me again
I’m gonna blow you away
You ain’t seen nothing like me before

I’m like a fire burning out of control
It’s time for new and out with the old
I’ve had to fight, pull myself out the gutter
Shit out of luck, you’re a fish out of water

Too late to run you got nowhere to hide
You made a grave mistake
Builds up inside
I’m like Jekyll and Hyde when I see your face

Hit back, hit hard
You insult me again
I’m gonna put you away
Just like all those who came before
Hit back, hit hard
Try and stop me again
I’m gonna blow you away
You ain’t seen nothing like me before

Don’t taunt me, trust me, don’t say a word
Don’t push me, trust me, you’ll make it worse
Push me, trust me, you’ll make it worse

Hit back, hit hard
You insult me again
I’m gonna put you away
Just like all those who came before
Hit back, hit hard
Try and stop me again
I’m gonna blow you away
You ain’t seen nothing like me before

9. Breakaway

Departed, we started all the fear of the brokenhearted
I matter?
I’m flattered!
Tainted glasses are about to shatter

Set in my ways
Set in my ways
Set in my ways

‘Cause I’m making a stand
‘Cause divided we fall
You think you’re in with a chance?
Yeah there’s no chance at all
Yeah it’s time to breakaway

X-rated, translated
Look what money and the world’s created
Fake lashes, sweet assets
Watch your money burn, you’re left with ashes

Say it to me one more time
Say it like you mean it, don’t lie
Say it to me one more time
I dare you to say it to me one more time

‘Cause I’m making a stand
‘Cause divided we fall
You think you’re in with a chance?
Yeah there’s no chance at all
You gotta try and understand
Writing’s there on the wall
I gave you everything, you had your shot
Say goodbye to it all
Yeah it’s time to breakaway

Head start, black heart
Think smart, new start
Mistake, heart’s fake
Clean break, forsake
Breakaway

‘Cause I’m making a stand
‘Cause divided we fall
You think you’re in with a chance?
Yeah there’s no chance at all
You gotta try and understand
Writing’s there on the wall
I gave you everything you had your shot
Say goodbye to it all
Yeah it’s time to walk!

10. Fear Of The Broken

Heart is like a dead weight
I can’t think straight
I have the words but the words can’t escape my mouth

Mind is torn yeah, starts to crumble
Smell the fear and the doubt ’cause the verdict’s out

See the white flag flying high
Can’t even look me in the eye, yeah
So I’m telling you…

We’re broken
Honesty’s won and has spoken
Fear and doubt drift away

Tell me what do you see when you look at me?
Make a stand, final chance
Seen us rise and fall
Time’s up last call

Same dog, old tricks
Always knew it’d come to this
Goes around, comes around
Set me up and knock me down
Ends in turmoil, no surprise, you fucked it all
It’s a facade you’re as dark as the blackest sky

You pretend that it’s all fine
Can’t even read between the lines, yeah
So I’m telling you…

We’re broken
Honesty’s won and has spoken
Fear and doubt drift away
So I’m telling you that I can’t
God only knows how I’ve tried yeah
Saying is now or never
Nothing lasts forever
Fear and doubt drift away

Turn around and look at me
Face the truth you’ve lost your way!
The wall’s about to fall!

Fear, hope and doubt
So I’m telling you…

We’re broken
Honesty’s won and has spoken
Fear and doubt drift away
So I’m telling you that I can’t
God only knows how I’ve tried, yeah
Saying is now or never
‘Cause nothing lasts forever
Fear and doubt drift away