The Temperance Movement - Pride EP

Artist: The Temperance Movement
Release: Pride EP


1. Ain't No Telling

Sing Hallelujah
Girl you know it ain’t so bad
I wanna thank you for the time that we had
Let me tell you about a
Little revolution circling round my brain
I’ll tell you all about it if you ever see me again

There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes babe
You know I’ve got a burning heart for you
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
But the sun still shines too

Making restitution for all the things that we got wrong
I gotta let you go to let you be strong
And I know there ain’t no use singing for the summer
When the skies are turning grey
The more I try the more I get in the way

There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes babe
You know I’ve got a burning heart for you
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
But the sun still shines too

There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes babe
You know I’ve got a burning heart for you
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes mamma
But the sun still shines too

2. Only Friend

Trouble don’t live here no more, they told me that he cut himself loose
Mama says he never coming back, he’s out there killin’ the blues, yeah
Told me once that he never could sleep, had the same dream every night
Saw the face of the woman he loved, but she never looked into his eyes

Trouble never stayed in no jail, saw a hole in the fence and he ran
Bloodhounds on his scent for days, but they never found nothin’, they never found nothin’
Word spread about his evil ways, and people spoke about him like he was dead
Reverend Jones took my Mama aside
Prayed to God they put a bullet in the poor boy’s head

Lord, when the Lord had left me

All of my trouble
All of my trouble
All of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

Trouble was a praying man, I would see him down there on his knees
White knuckles on a shaking fist, crying up to the lord to be free, yeah
Then one time I saw that freedom come, when he lifted me out of my chair
He said ”Little boy you made your daddy a man, now listen I ain’t going anywhere”
No, no

Lord, when the lord had left me

Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

Trouble was a force of life, when he showed me how to walk on this earth
Said ”Always look with a loving eye, but don’t you ever forget your own worth, son”
And when I asked him if he ever did see that dark-haired beauty of his dreams
He said ”Son I feel in every single beat of my heart, one day she’s gonna look at me”
Yes, she will

Lord, when the lord had left me
Lord, when the lord had left me

Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

3. Pride

Did you hear when I called you, small and trembling in my room
Or were you cold as I once told ya you could be?
Could you feel when I dreamed you every morning on my right
Dispelling thoughts of you were all that I could see

And I’ve been running from the source for so long
Broke down easy when I once was strong
I was only getting in the way of the life that blinds you
If you can’t take it, tell me about your reasons why
‘Cause we’ve got nothing to hide

All my pride
All my pride would never let me say
All my pride
All my pride would see you walk away
I was waiting on a higher call, but the revelation never came
Oh, what a shame
All the same
I hope that everything you ever want, it comes to you some day
But all my pride would never let me say

Saw the sign at the border
For the road to lead me to the only hope I ever had
The only home I knew
I felt like I was a soldier, forever changed by all I’d seen
Wounded in a holy war that was nothing to do with me

And some nights amid my broken sleep
In times of weakness steal a little peek
Forbidden memories when I gave to you
When you stripped me open, in tender moments
Tell me about your reasons now
‘Cause we’ve got nothing to hide

All my pride
All my pride would never let me say
All my pride
All my pride would see you walk away
I was waiting on a higher call, but the revelation never came
Oh what a shame
All the same
I hope that everything you ever want, it comes to you someday
But all my pride would never let me say

All my pride
All my pride would never let me say
All my pride
All my pride would see you walk away
I was waiting on a higher call, but the revelation never came
Oh what a shame
All the same
I hope that everything you ever want, it comes to you someday
But all my pride would never let me say

4. Be Lucky

Well I noticed you were home and on a rest from all your roaming around
Well I’ve been waiting here for weeks and I’d be grateful for a piece of your time
Be lucky baby, be happy
But most of all, won’t you be mine?

I don’t wanna be too sentimental, darlin’ you’re no fool
I know you’re strict on all your fundamentals
Little chica, you’re so cool

I don’t wanna be impatient, interrupt your meditation, s’alright
I’ll just sit here ’til you’re finished
Negativity diminished, so quiet
Just be lucky baby, be happy
But most of all, won’t you be mine?

I don’t wanna be too sentimental, darlin’ you’re no fool
I know you’re strict on all your fundamentals
Little chica, you’re so cool

Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time

I don’t wanna be too sentimental, darlin’ you’re no fool
I know you’re strict on all your fundamentals
Little chica, you’re cool

Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time

5. Lovers And Fighters

I was in my castle, I was in my room
One more fortress of solitude for a song
I was only waiting there for you
To see if we could identify the truth
Windows on the east side
Walls closing in on flowers starved of light

Shine on, brothers and sisters, shine on
Keep on living when the reaper breaks the dawn
Fight on all you lovers, fight on
Yeah we carry on

I would make my way in a world so free
All the lonely roads would carry me
Were you my enemy or my friend?
Whole life searching, no wiser in the end
My intuition’s blind
Last exit homeward is far behind

Shine on, brothers and sisters, shine on
Keep on living when the reaper breaks the dawn
Fight on all you lovers, fight on
Yeah we carry on

I was only waiting there for you
To see if we could identify the truth

Shine on, brothers and sisters, shine on
Keep on living when the reaper breaks the dawn
Fight on all you lovers, fight on
Yeah we carry on
Yeah we carry on