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Social Distortion lyrics

Album: Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll [2004]

Tracks10
 01  Reach for the Sky
 02  Highway 101
 03  Don't Take Me for Granted
 04  Footprints on My Ceiling
 05  Nickels and Dimes
 06  I Wasn't Born to Follow
 07  Winners and Losers
 08  Faithless
 09  Live Before You Die
 10  Angel's Wings
all Social Distortion lyrics



Reach for the Sky
When I was young I was invincible
I found myself not thinking twice
I never thought about no future
It's just a roll of the dice

But the day men come when you've got something to lose
And just when you think you're done paying dues
You say to yourself "Dear, God What have I Done?"
And hope its not to late cause tomorrow may never come

Reach for the sky cause tomorrow may never come
Reach for the sky cause tomorrow may never come

Yesterday is history
And tomorrow is a mystery
But I'm leaving right now
It's just about how its you and me

You can run you can hide
Just like Bonnie and Clyde
Reach for the sky
I ain't never gonna die
And I thank the Lord for the love that I have found
And hold you tight cause tomorrow may never come

Reach for the sky cause tomorrow may never come
Reach for the sky cause tomorrow may never come

So if you please take this moment
Try if you can to make it last
Don't think about no future
And just forget about the past
And make it last

Reach for the sky cause tomorrow may never come
(reach for the sky I ain't never going down)
Reach for the sky cause tomorrow may never come
(reach for the sky I ain't never coming down)
Reach for the sky cause tomorrow may never come
(reach for the sky I ain't never going down)back to top
Highway 101
Tabbed By Matt Shepard

Take a drive up the coast, yeah highway 101
Iíll pass Ventura and Santa Barbara too, just as fast as my motor runs
Gotta pocket full of memories, some happy and some are sad
Gotta girl standiní by my side through the good times and the bad

Listen to the boulevard, listen to the falling rain
I believe in love now, with all of its joys and pains

Sick boy, sick girl, looking nice dressed up on a Saturday night
Take a walk downtown for a while and chase the pale moonlight
I can still hear the mission bells and the train rolliní through your town
Gonna leave this world behind, weíre Southern California bound

Listen to the boulevard, listen to the falling rain
I believe in love now, with all of its joys and pains
Follow the palm trees under the California sun
I believe in love now, I believe in love againback to top
Don't Take Me for Granted
Tabbed By Matt Shepard

Iím your worn in leather jacket
Iím the volume in your fucked up teenage band
A pack of smokes and a six pack
Iím the dreams you had walkiní down the railroad tracks
You and me

Iím your first taste of romance
Iím your first broken heart on a Saturday night
Guys like us ainít got no chance
But Iím the thing that keeps you and me alive
But not forever

Chorus:
So take me down the road
Take me to the show
Itís something to believe in
That no one else knows
But donít take me for granted

Iím the blood on your guitar
Iím that wave you caught back in 1975
Iím as strong as a thousand armies
Iím as soft as a pedal on a long stem rose
I am love

Chorus: x 2
So take me down the road
Take me to the show
Itís something to believe in
That no one else knows
But donít take me for granted
Iím with you when youíre born
You can take me when you die
With all the reasons why
But donít take me for granted

No one knows
Donít take me for grantedback to top
Footprints on My Ceiling
Tabbed BY Matt Shepard

Everybody wants a lover
Nobody wants to uncover
What may lay deep beneath a sometimes painful past
Wanna go without a care
Pull gardenias from her hair
I think of a time we didnít have a care in the world
Captivated by her beauty I knew it was my life long duty
She had all the grace and charm of a radiant queen

Chorus:
How do you talk without speaking? Yea
How do you hear without listening?
How do you live without feeling? Yea
How do you take without giving?
We keep it all inside?

There are footprints on my ceiling
I canít help this fucked up feeling
Somethingís wrong, you ainít cominí around here no more
Try to get my thoughts together
I think of a time when things were better
This miscommunication is breaking me down

Chorus:
How do you talk without speaking? Yea
How do you hear without listening?
How do you live without feeling? Yea
How do you take without giving?
How you treat your new best friend?

Everybody wants a lover
Nobody wants to uncover
What may lay deep beneath a sometimes painful past
My heart is heavy slowly sinking
I redirect my desperate thinking
And kiss her red full lips like I did the very first time

Chorus:
How do you talk without speaking? Yea
How do you hear without listening?
How do you live without feeling? Yea
How do you take without giving?
There are footprints on my ceiling yea
And I kept it bottled up inside
All my lifeback to top
Nickels and Dimes
I'm a cadillac tramp at the end of his road
A swap meet rat who's sittin' on gold, yeah baby
I'm a guitar gangster without a tune
I'm the baseball bat that's waiting to swing
Your loan shark friend with the broken knees
I'm a penthouse pauper with nothing to do

Chorus:
Yeah, yeah, yeah... I'm chasing nickels and dimes
While the rest of the world passes me by
Nah, nah, nah... I'm just wasting my time
I'm just sitting here and wondering why

I'm the high rollin' creep that's in too deep
With the slicked back hair and the silver teeth, yeah baby
I'm a vagabond king with a stolen crown
I'm a jailhouse poet, a genius, a fool
I'm the pimp who's lost his cool, yeah baby
I've got first class taste in a second class town

Chorus

I'm a loaded gun pointed at the mirror
A drugstore cowboy who's end is near, yeah baby
I'm a big time schemer with broken down dreams
I'm a derelict rebel without a cause
I ain't the cat with the sharpest claws, no baby
'Cause sometimes life just ain't what it seems

Chorus
... And just like you, I'm wondering why.back to top
I Wasn't Born to Follow
Tabbed By Matt Shepard

When I grow up, Gonna be a star
Gonna sing my songs and play my guitar, I'm ready
Gonna change the world , gonna turn the page
Gonna say what I feel , let out this rage, get ready
We're going down, down to the streets below

Gonna sing the songs of the streets again
Gonna knock me off my feet, so get ready
I'll sing a song for the fallen angels
This goes to all the unsung heroes

We're going down, down to the streets below
'Cause don't you know, I wasnt born to follow

I relize that in your eyes you got ideas
But i got mine, get ready
Here comes the new generation
Hope they feel and fight the same way as we did

We're going down, down to the streets below
'Cause don't you know, I wasnt born to follow

When I grow up, Gonna be a star
Gonna sing my songs and play my guitar, I'm ready
Gonna change the world , gonna turn the page
Gonna say what I feel , let out this rage, get ready
We're going down, down to the streets below
I said "goodbye to the masses, I wasn't born to follow"back to top
Winners and Losers
Tabbed By Matt Shepard

Winners and losers, turn the pages of my life
Weíre beggars and choosers, with all the struggles and the strife
I got no reason to turn my head and look the other way
Weíre good and weíre evil, which one will I be today?

Thereís saints and sinners
Lifeís a gamble and you might lose
Thereís cowards and heroes
Both have been known now to break the rules
Thereís lovers and haters
The strong and the weak will all have their day
Weíre devils and angels
Which one will I be today?

Chorus:
Are you happy now with all the choices youíve made?
Are there times in life when you know you shouldíve stayed?
Will you compromise and then realize the price is too much to pay?
Winners and losers, which one will you be today?

Thereís a light and a dark side
Standing at the crossroads, there weíll meet
Thereís prophets and fools there
The lies and the truths, will be at our feet
I got a reason to turn my head and look the other way
Its heaven and hell here, which one will I live today?

Chorus:
Are you happy now with all the choices youíve made?
Are there times in life when you know you shouldíve stayed?
Did you compromise and then realize the price is too much to pay?
Winners and losers, which one will you be today?

Which one will you be today?
Which one will I be today?back to top
Faithless
Tabbed By Matt Shepard

I know a girl who warns of the dangers of love
All the pain and the anguish, the sorrow that it brings
She keeps herself in a world thatís protected
Her outsides are tough
But inside her heart longs to sing

Chorus:
Donít let your walls down
You might fall in love, you might fall in love

Heís gonna get his girlfriendís name tattooed on his neck
And hope he never, never lives to regret
Heís gonna walk down that long dark alley
And what he finds there you know heíll never forget

Chorus:
Donít let your walls down
You might fall in love, you might fall in love
Theyíre crashing down now, you might fall in love

I remember a time I believed
That the words love and pain were both one in the same
Iím gonna trade in my old ways for a new shot at life
Iím gonna change, change my direction
Iím gonna change my ways

Chorus:
Donít let your walls down
You might fall in love, you might fall in love
Theyíre crashing down now
Itís you Iím thinking of, itís you Iím thinking of
You might fall in love; itís you Iím thinking of
We might fall in love
Letís fall in loveback to top
Live Before You Die
Tabbed By Matt Shepard

When pressures up and the stress is high
And I wanna bid this world good bye
Iím gonna bury my frustrations
Grab some of lifeís satisfactions
Yeah Iím gonna live before I die

I try to find some place of mind
When my lifeís treating me unkind yeah
Pain will be my motivation
Iím gonna use my imagination
Yeah Iím gonna live before I die

Chorus:
So close your eyes and embrace your memories, your memories
Leave your troubles and your worries far behind, so far behind
Stop contemplating and start celebrating
Yeah you gotta live before you die

I think of chances I didnít take
I try to learn from my mistakes, yeah
Iím tired of being pushed around now
Life ainít gonna drag me down now
Yeah, Iím gonna live before I die

Chorus:
So close your eyes and embrace your memories, your memories
Leave your troubles and your worries far behind, so far behind
Stop contemplating and start celebrating
Yeah you gotta live before you die
Before you die, before you dieback to top
Angel's Wings
Tabbed By Matt Shepard

You say you'r down on your luck
Hey baby It's along, Long way up
Hold back now... Hold back your fears
You say you're really down and out
And you feel like there's no way out now
Let go now let go of your tears some more

How many times have you asked yourself
Is this the hand of fate now that I've been dealt?
You're so disillusioned this can't be real
And you can't stand now the way you feel

I dan't care about what they say
I won't live or die that way
Tired of figuring out things on my own
Angel's wings won't you carry me home

You say you're down on your luck
Hey baby It's along, Long way up
Hold back now... Hold back your fears
You say you're really down and out
And you feel like there's no way out now
Let go now let go of your tears some more

I triumphed in the face of adversity
And I became the man I n ever thought I'd be
And now my biggest challenge , a thing called love
I guess I'm not as tough as I thought I was

I dan't care about what they say
I'm gonna marry you some day
Go ahead and wake up, It's a brand new day
Angel's wings gonna carry you away
Angel's wings gonna carry me away
Angel's wings gonna carry us awayback to top
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