The Prize

by Dave Thomas Junior

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released October 28, 2010

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Folk roots, mystical qualities, a subtle use of vocal harmony, acoustic rhythm piano and mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation.

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Track Name: 3 Wishes
If you had three wishes
Tell me what they'd be
A fancy car, a new guitar
Or that money grows on trees

If I had three wishes
I tell you what they'd be
If I had three wishes
You would be all three

You know how the rules go
You can't wish for world peace
Or wish for love from anyone
And we're letting old friends be

You can't wish for more wishes
But that don't bother me
Cause if I had three wishes
You would be all three

I could say I wanna fly
But that would get old after a while
A million things that I could do
But they'd be nothing without you
So I can't think of anything

If you had three wishes
Do you know what they'd be
Would one get saved for a rainy day
Or for someone more in need

If I had three wishes
I tell you what they'd be
If I had three wishes
You would be all three
Track Name: You Are In My Head
The attitudes of strangers
The secrets of my friends
The old familiar feeling
The world is gonna end
The girl who broke my heart up
And every word she said
Don’t matter to me right now
Cause you are in my head

The where the hell I’m going
The what I’ve never done
The infinite unknowing
Of what we’ll all become
The cracks upon the pavement
On which I never tread
That doesn’t bother me somehow
Cause you are in my head

The sky’s falling in
Time’s running out
And where to begin
Is always in doubt
And life isn’t fair
That much is true
But I just don’t care when I’m thinking of you
Thinking of you

All the tea in China
The wonders of the world
The hearts that beat inside us
The diamonds and the pearls
And all the earthly treasures
I haven’t got to yet
I ain’t got time for that right now
Cause you are in my head
I ain’t got time for that right now
Cause you are in my head
Track Name: The Prize
Time is like a sea that takes us to the river
When you’re close to me, I can see forever
They can watch the world drift by
I'll just look into your eyes
The sun can set the sun can rise
We've got the prize

The day can turn into the night
Like this til the end of time
Cause we have got the prize

You have my whole mind more than satisfaction
We are intertwined there are no distractions,
They can try to win the race
I’ll keep looking at your face
You’re the only thing I chase
Cause we’ve got the prize

I already finished first
I already won the purse
Cause we have got the prize

The sun can set the sun can rise
Like this til the end of time
Cause we have got the prize
Track Name: I Do
What else could the ocean be
What else is the sea
But a hundred million drops of water

What else but a memory
Of faded memories
Was everything that came before you


And I don't know
Where we'll go
Or where we're gonna be
I don't know, much at all
But when i think of you
I do

Roll the dice again to see
The roads we choose to tread
Then go whichever way you want to

What else could I ever be
But the man who lost his head
And let his cold cold heart adore you


And I don't know
Where we'll go
Or where we're gonna be
I don't know, much at all
But when i think of you
I do

I won't fight it anymore
As we wash up on the shore
I still love you
I do

What else could the ocean be
What else is the sea
But a hundred million drops of water
Track Name: Blame The Weather
I can't believe it's so hard to recall
A time with no clouds in the sky
And this year's so different, it just seems to be
So cold here without you and I

Angels, cry for the world with me
They know, how this was meant to be
Somehow, it's not quite the same anymore

Let's blame the weather
Let's blame the rain
That something between us
Aint somehow the same

Let's blame the weather
It's easy that way
I'll meet you wherever
Some fine day

Somehow I missed what you needed from me
We drifted apart on the breeze
What will it take to forget and forgive
And save us an ocean of tears

Angels, cry for the world with me
They know, it's not how it's meant to be
Somehow it's not quite the same anymore

Let's blame the weather
Lets blame the rain
That something between us
Just isn't the same

Let's blame the weather
It's better that way
I'll meet you wherever
Some fine day

Let's blame the weather
Let's blame the weather
Track Name: Gravity
Look out the window it’s all horizons and halos
Holding a moment healing the scars so they don’t show
Someone say something to crush all the noise that surrounds us
If I catch a bullet then maybe we can make it through this

You and me
Take back time
Loved you from the start
Like a stone
Fell so hard
Racing through my heart
Take my hand
And sing your song
Falling’s not so hard
Higher ground
Don’t look down
And here in this moment, we can defy gravity

Counting the tears til a month was a year to a pale glow
Wish there was something that I could unsay so you won’t go
Losing my time in the sadness always seemed heaven sent
Losing my head like the rain through the cracks in the pavement

You and me
Take back time
Loved you from the start
Like a stone
Fell so hard
Racing through my heart
Take my hand
And sing your song
Falling’s not so hard
Higher ground
Don’t look down
And here in this moment, we can defy gravity

Sing your song
Sing your song again for me
Track Name: 5000 Miles
Visions of nothing and thoughts I’ve forgotten
And everything is five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles

And all I can promise is all that I’ve got is a moment
And that’s just five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles

And it’s hard to explain but you know that
If I could only see your hands
I know that in a split second you’d understand

The stars and the gutter and one or the other
And everything is five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles

You get what you’re given if I’m not mistaken
I think all I’m thinking is five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles now
Five thousand miles
Track Name: You
Take these streets
And tear them down
They're empty anyhow

Take this heart
And pull it out
I don't need it now

You

The night has lost
To the sun
Another day's begun

How come this city
Carries on?
Don't they know you're gone

You

So many live wires
Ways to flow
For ones and for zeros

So why the silence
And wires crossed
And why are you still lost

You
Track Name: Blackout
Stop all the clocks
Just breathe it in
The silent birdsong
The what might have been

And I wish you were here with me

The chances that we take
The perfect mess we make
A love that slips away
You’ll never catch me no

The clouds in the sky
In love I believe
The rose tinted lies
All lost in the sea

And I wish you were here with me

A million grains of sand
Slipping through my hands
I’ll try to understand
You’ll never catch me no

A moment lost in time
A love I can’t deny
A miracle I swear
I wish that you were here

Now it is dark
The moon’s hanging high
And all that you are
Just slips back in time
And I wish you were here with me
Track Name: By Starlight
Oh my love, my angel
I hope you hear me
In my dreams
My memories
And all that's in between
And I go on
It's only nothing at all, out of sight
It's just so long
We'll be together I'm sure
By starlight

Forever, and ever
You'll be a part of me
And somewhere
You'll be there
In all that I believe
And I go on
It's only nothing at all, out of sight
It's just so long
We'll be together I'm sure
By starlight

Nothing is hurt
And nothing is lost
In a moment, we'll be together I'm sure

Oh my love, my angel
I'm looking out for you
Your colours
Will be there
In all I ever do
And I go on
It's only nothing at all, out of sight
It's just so long
We'll be together I'm sure
By starlight
Track Name: Fake Moon Landing
And we’re talking face to face
And I’m trusting my own judgement
And you’re staring into space
And I’m trying to take you to all the furthest places that I know

But on a clear day, you can still see home

If I pretend I’m all alone
And all I can see are ones and zeroes
And heaven forbid that they should know anything
And for the thousandth time I’m going just as fast as I can go

And way up high
I swear you turned away
Looking down
The city looks like falling
And one more chance
That I’ve already blew
No escape
But why would you want to

And baby did you know
They faked the moon landing
Fooling everybody
To keep us together
And baby did you hear
They never really made it
They faked the moon landing
We’re stuck here forever

And baby did you hear
They faked the moon landing
They’ve never really been there at all