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How Do You Give Your Heart Away
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The Man I Never Wanted To Be
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What Can I Do For You
When We Dance
Where Is Home
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Option
© 2011 Mark Allen

Did anyone see the news?
We lost another name that nobody ever heard of...
An earnest push with a show-me shove
Did anyone hear the cry?
Falling off the face of the passer’s by
Onto the table … where the busy are able to pass the pie
Eating to their own content
Chewing at the bit till their mouth is bent
Satan says take it slow, so he took a step of faith and broke his toe
He left it on the highway, next to his heart

Who wants a winning hand?
Where the Kings are Queens and the deck is stacked from the other side…
The dealer splits when the chips collide
You like to play sudden death
Corporate America squeezing the breath
Out of your dwelling… and Wall Street is selling whatever's left
The highest bidder wins, padding pockets and triple chins
The Government’s game is war, his gun won’t protect him anymore
He left it in the desert, next to his heart

BRIDGE:
Too despairing, who is caring
For the reasons we exist
Pain no longer, makes one stronger
Ripping Dockers from the dressed
And it buries the rest

Have you ever met the beast?
Promising to pay the tab despite his perpetual wink…
Standing in the corner when it starts to sink
How did we miss the sign?
The president said everything is fine
Years in the cellar, plenty of time to down the devil’s wine
Drinking ‘til our mind’s at ease, trying to sleep off this fatal disease
It’s obvious something’s wrong, there are no answers at the end of the song
I left them on the highway, next to my heart

Old age is not an option