Too Young To Die

by John Londay

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released February 1, 2011

All Songs Written by John Londay
Produced by John Londay
Co-Produced and Engineered by Jamie Carter
Mixed by Manny Sanchez
Mastered by Dominick Maita
Photography by Doug McGoldrick
Art Direction by Ezra Claytan Daniels, John Londay, and Jessica Lowery Londay

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Track Name: Black and Blue
Hey! You're looking good, whatcha doin' in my 'hood?
Have you wandered off and gone astray?
You're just a little girl, and it's a big old world
But maybe I can help you find your way

Black top, blue jeans, that's the type I like to see
So take a seat and show me what you got
You can squirm and laugh, and take a polygraph
Interrogation's never been so hot

I'm a troubled man today
And hope to one day feel OK
You see I'm out of luck
And I don't give a f*ck

Chorus:
It's the same ol' story with these people trying to bore me
But I think I finally found a way
'Cause I'm a big bad man with a gun in my hand
And I'm gonna take my shot today

Sweet face, warm embrace, take me to another place
This spot has never seemed so f*ckin' lost
The truth will set us free, and probably endlessly
This life is sweet, but tell me what's the cost

Lost, confused, and hopelessly bruised
Your black and blue facade will fade away
But you will never lose your existential blues
And blackness still awaits your final day

I'm a troubled man today
And hope to one day feel OK
You see I'm out of luck
And I don't give a f*ck

Chorus:
It's the same ol' story with these people trying to bore me
But I think I finally found a way
'Cause I'm a big bad man with a gun in my hand
And I'm gonna take my shot today

Talk about a story, you could have just ignored me
But you figured you would rather play
With a big bad man with a gun in your hand
And you'd like to take a shot today

- Guitar Solo -

Chorus:
It's the same ol' story with these people trying to bore me
But I think I finally found a way
'Cause I'm a big bad man with a gun in my hand
And I'm gonna take my shot today

Talk about a story, you could have just ignored me
But you figured you would rather play
With a big bad man with a gun in your hand
And you'd like to take a shot today
Track Name: I Can't Stop Them
They just wanna put their hands on me
I can't stop them if they love me
They wander 'round my way and make small talk all day
I can't stop them if they love me

Chorus:
It's just that's there's so many
Sometimes I don't know what to do
So I guess I'll start at the top
And when I'm finished, come back to you

They bum rush me at shows
They wanna tear off all my clothes
I can't stop them if they love me
They get real nervous and laugh
And they get that look in their eyes
I can't stop them if they love me

Chorus:
It's just that's there's so many
Sometimes I think I love them all
But tell me what's gonna happen
If they all pray for my downfall

Sometimes I like to be alone
But then I'm followed home
And I can't stop them

- Guitar Solo 1 -

Chorus:
It's just that's there's so many
Sometimes I don't know what to do
So I guess I'll start at the top
And when I'm finished, come back to you

- Guitar Solo 2 -
Track Name: It's A Sham
Leather faced crooks
You can find them in the phone books
It's a sham, It's a sham

Have you got these symptoms
Then you've got this sickness
It's a sham, It's a sham

Just like your father
Now it's running like water
It's a sham, It's a sham

Chorus:
Death and misery
What's the cost?
People are hopeless
The plot's been lost

Dissent is lame
But I'm saying it anyway
It's a sham, It's a sham

If you tear yourself away
You'll feel better every day
'Cause it's a sham, It's a sham

But it's your lifeline?
You watch it at night time?
It's a sham! It's a sham!

Chorus:
Death and misery
What's the cost?
People are hopeless
The plot's been lost

- Guitar Solo -

Chorus:
Death and misery
What's the cost?
People are hopeless
The plot's been lost

Concern for others is minimal
We're convinced our brothers are criminals!
It's a sham! It's a sham!

People feast on others' tragedies?
They resemble a f*cking tragedy!
It's a sham! It's a sham!

You say that nothing matters
But just don't fall into a pattern
'Cause it's a sham, it's a sham

Chorus:
Death and misery
What's the cost?
People are hopeless
The plot's been lost
Track Name: The Time Has Come
Languishing in this awful place
My time is eaten, it's such a waste
And I have to find a way to leave
The things I see make it hard to breath

Pure love is better to
Put your time and heart into
But you don't see it, you can't understand
You're in a spinning world, and you've got the f*ckin' man

Is my love good enough for you?
Or do you need the drama too?

Sitting here, it's such a disgrace
To have a petty lie blow up in your face
A pretty life, so big and so bold
Is something that I'll never get to behold

Drama, drama, ain't it a bitch?
Enough to make you wanna jump in a ditch
But you don't see it, you can't understand
You're in a crumbling world, and you haven't got a plan

I am telling you right now
I need you to stop f*cking around

- Guitar Solo 1 -

Actors good enough to trick the fans
Can last awhile but never trick the man
I can see you, I know it's a farce
You're hollow inside and you're shooting off sparks

Real emotion is better to
Put your time and heart into
But I don't get it, I can't see it through
How you're so with it, but you don't have a clue

Isn't love good enough for you?
Or do you need the drama too?

- Guitar Solo 2 -
Track Name: Lightning Baby
I heard you whispering secrets
Through the window in my room
I didn't think you'd act that way
I guess I spoke too soon
Now I'm the soft breath on your lips
The ink that stains your fingertips
All the signs of happiness
Are gone, that's why we ended it

Chorus:
Lightning baby, won't you rescue me?
Sound of thunder tells me that you're near
The wind will shake the cold and barren trees
And wipe away my deep and endless fear

The winter never suited you
But still you'd come around
We'd wrap ourselves in blankets
It didn't keep you in my town
When you left, to no avail
The empty rooms did truly wail
Darkness laid its weary head
Upon your vacant place in bed

Chorus:
Lightning baby, won't you rescue me?
Sound of thunder tells me that you're near
The wind will shake the cold and barren trees
And wipe away my deep and endless fear
Track Name: Lonely Hearts
It's been a long and lonely time
Since you were hanging 'round and I'm
Feeling the same
With no one to blame

I tried to reach inside my soul
To share the pain that makes you whole
But nothing would take
These feelings won't shake

You think the blame belongs to you
You think that you're to blame
You didn't know what to do
(Your broken heart deceives you)
(Remember love's the way)
(And simple songs can heal you)

I never thought that it would end like this
And I don't think I'll ever find the fix

The path we've tread has been confused
And littered with unspoken truths
There's no looking back
No time to relax

And now the brave and hopeful souls
Have given up, they've lost control
And nothing has changed
We're still playing games

You think the blame belongs to you
You think that you're to blame
You didn't know what to do
(Forget the lies they feed you)
(Remember love's the way)
(And simple truths can heal you)

I never thought the world would go insane
And I don't know if it will ever change

- Guitar Solo -
Track Name: Sunlight Falls
I told her that I'm gonna write her a song
And we can sing together all night long
But now my love has up and gone
A still bed forever I will rest upon

Now the sun is shining on my face
Through the windows, the satin, lace
Things you said, your stately grace
Won't disappear through time and space, oh no...

Chorus:
Sunlight falls, night arrives
Face down in another dive
And I'm drowning
In a lonely sea of you
You'll always haunt me
Memories taunt me
And I can't seem to loose my grasp on you

You said you're never coming back my way
And sometimes baby, that can be OK
But when I'm tired, it's time to rest
Wanna be laying on your pretty chest

Try not to think about you anymore
Or the way that you walked out the door
Try to forget you like I did before
But I just can't stop coming back for more

Chorus:
Sunlight falls, night arrives
Face down in another dive
And I'm drowning
In a lonely sea of you
You'll always haunt me
Memories taunt me
And I can't seem to loose my grasp on you

- Guitar Solo -

- Sax Solo -
Track Name: Alarms
When she melted and she stained my sheets
She had me feeling like the hard concrete
Baked in the summer sun
Those days were lots of fun

And now I sit around and reminisce
Thinking 'bout the way that I used to wish
That another lonely day
Was just a memory
And that a million days with you were ahead of me

She said she likes the way her baby tastes
And if we're lucky then we'll maybe break
A bottle too
On the streets of Chicago, son
That sounds like lots of fun
We'll have a lot of fun

We'll drink too much and we'll ride the train
We'll make the crazy people think that we're insane
And you'll fall into my arms
We'll never need alarms

Now I won't even clean my sheets
I'm smashing beer bottles when I walk the streets
Track Name: Too Young To Die
I can't believe I'm wasting time
People say I need to play
But they don't know I'm making time
Pushing back the slow decay

The end is certain, this I know
Afraid to walk that darkened road
'Cause I don't know what's waiting there
I won't believe what I've been told

Chorus:
The path I've taken may seem insane
Walked many miles in the pouring rain
And I'd like to think it's not in vain
But I haven't found the answer's name

When morning comes, the fog is gone
My subtle lies all come undone
The horror creeps, then soon retreats
Along the weary path I beat

'Cause time's unleashed a bitter scrawl
Upon the notepad of my life
Filled with cruel and taunting jeers
And lined with scars from sharpened knives

Chorus:
The path I've taken may seem insane
Walked many miles in the pouring rain
And I'd like to think it's not in vain
But I haven't found the answer's name

Had time to think and lots of dreams
And I know nothing's what it seems
Dreams will fade and still remain
To sting my thoughts like acid rain

With sunken dreams and bills to pay
I'll settle for another way
There's always hope but still some black
The clock is wound, can't turn it back

Chorus:
The path I've taken may seem insane
Walked many miles in the pouring rain
And I'd like to think it's not in vain
But I haven't found the answer's name

Does life mean anything to you?
We're too young to die, too much to do
The truth eludes me, still I know
I don't wanna walk that darkened road
The truth eludes me, still I know
I don't wanna walk that darkened road
I don't wanna walk that darkened road
I don't wanna walk that darkened road