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No More Heroes

by Automatic Shoes

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1.
Beautiful 02:07
You've got to get up every morning With a smile in your face And show the world all the love in your heart Then people gonna treat you better You're gonna find, yes you will That you're beautiful, as you feel Waiting at the station with a workday wind a-blowing I've got nothing to do but watch the passers-by Mirrored in their faces I see frustration growing And they don't see it showing, why do I? You've got to get up every morning With a smile in your face And show the world all the love in your heart Then people gonna treat you better You're gonna find, yes you will That you're beautiful as you feel I have often asked myself the reason for sadness In a world where tears are just a lullaby If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness Maybe not, oh, but we can only try You've got to get up every morning With a smile in your face And show the world all the love in your heart Then people gonna treat you better You're gonna find, yes you will That you're beautiful You're beautiful You're beautiful as you feel
2.
Well, it's been so long Since you went away You wanted one last song It was a Shade of Grey And I've been living my life Out on my own like a dog on the run Dog on the run Yeah, it's been so long Since I learned that day You're never really known Until you fade away And you know it happens faster than you ever dreamed And you know if you went back that you just couldn't be Wouldn't be Just a dog on the run Dog on the run Dog on the run Yeah, it's been so long Since you went away You wanted one last song With just a Touch of Grey And you know it happens faster than you ever dreamed And you know if you went back that you just couldn't be Wouldn't be Just a dog on the run Just a dog on the run Dog on the run Dog on the run
3.
Starshine Baby, you blew my mind It was so right Baby, at the wrong time Must have left a little bit of me back there Sundown Still you come around Don't know how How I ever put you down Everlasting dream of you and me in the air Oh babe If you listen in on what I have to say If you're a little bit down today You'll be okay And time to time I dream of you and me back there Starshine Baby, you blew my mind It was so right Baby, at the wrong time Must have left a little bit of me back there Oh babe Funny how our life just blows away I'm missing you these days and it's okay I'm glad we left a little history back there Everlasting dream of you and me in the air Time to time I dream of you and me back there
4.
A little kindness is all I need from you I could overlook your lack of skill A little tenderness would do a lot for you I don't need those looks that kill All I need All I need is a little soul You can find your way out of every black hole Show me a spark, I can shine a light Just give me a sign you'll be alright I don't want to be around a soul so black To have to work so hard for what you lack All I need All I need is a little soul I can find my way out of every black hole If you're performing now for who you love And diving deeper down inside your shell There's a better way to rise above That comes from learning how to be yourself All you need All you need is a little soul Yeah, you can find your way out of every black hole
5.
The One 02:39
I know I'm not the one And I ain't trying to be the one I'm just trying to be nice But your heart is cold as ice I'm not the one I'm not the one I'm not the one But I ain't trying to be the one I know you're not the one But I'm sad that you are gone You were trying to be blind But you couldn't change your mind You're not the one You're not the one You're not the one So why am I so sad that you are gone? Oh, talk to me anyway baby Satisfy my time Doesn't have to be forever Pacify my mind I'm not the one I'm not the one I'm not the one Just talk to me anyway baby Satisfy my time Doesn't have to be forever Pacify my mind I'm not the one I'm not the one I'm not the one But I ain't trying to be the one
6.
I don't know how to tell you all Just how much you break my heart Just when it seems like there's something good coming We give up before we start There's people telling me every day to give it up I don't know what I'd do if I ran out of luck It's pretty hard to get heard these days If you ain't got the cash I always thought the reason to play Was to make something last Still people telling me every day to keep it up I don't know what I'd do if I fell out of love They say there's no more heroes anymore We're adding all up to zero if you look at the score And we're all just waiting to come undone And I'm just pretending I'm the only one having fun We got people in cages Who committed no crime I could do something about it If I wasn't stuck looking for my next dime Still they're telling us every day to give it up I don't know what I'd do if I lost your love They say there's no more heroes anymore We're adding all up to zero if you look at the score And we're all just waiting to come undone And I'm just pretending I'm the only one having fun
7.
Don't wanna sing a lonely song Just to have you here Don't wanna be the lonely one Don't wanna hide all my fear How can you be so strong? Have your desires come and gone? I won't pretend to understand All I ask is that you take my hand From time to time it's good to know There's still someone who cares, and so I'm gonna marry the music While I wait for you It's a test on my instinct I hope I can pull through I pick my heart up off the ground And maybe you'll come around I pick my heart up off the ground And maybe you'll come around You say "give me some space" And I really need mine But I'm afraid to love And I'm running out of time I pick my heart up off the ground And maybe you'll come around I pick my heart up off the ground And maybe you'll come around
8.
A new Pretender Just in time for my breaking heart Every time my life comes crashing down I take a little comfort in the world just falling apart But it wasn't your fault And it wasn't mine Some things just don't work out Some roads you just don't go down Another drug Just in time for a new start Every time I climb another hill I dive a little deeper into all that's making me ill But it wasn't your fault And it wasn't mine Some things just don't work out Some roads you just don't go down Hope for the flowers I fall deeper down this time The wasted hours Make you stronger for the climb Hope for the flowers I fall deeper down this time The wasted hours Make you stronger for the climb Hope for the flowers I fall deeper down this time The wasted hours Make you stronger for the climb Hope for the flowers I fall deeper down this time The wasted hours Make you stronger for the climb
9.
I don't need roses Don't need love Just want enough to get by I'm not a sinner I just don't hate Would that keep you satisfied? In a different reality I'd be better than I had to be Try to be easy But not a fool Who needs another way to cry? But then you see me As just a tool Of something greater than I In a different reality I'd be better than I had to be Maybe smarter than I used to be But I'm no better than I have to be When the party's over Will I get a chance? When the world is over Will we dance? Til the world is over Let us dance Are we ever gonna dance again? La da da da da In a different reality I'd be better than I had to be Maybe bigger than I used to be But I'm no better than I have to be When the party's over Will I get a chance? When the world is over Will we dance? Til the world is over Let us dance Are we ever gonna dance again?
10.
Sing me a song that the world can sing along And I'll show you a song that stands for living Sing me a song that the world can sing along And I'll show you a song from the heart White, blinding light, that's so bright It enfolds you Scream that's your dream, it's so real It remoulds you Sing me a song that the world can sing along And I'll show you a song that stands for living Sing me a song that the world can sing along And I'll show you a song from the heart Yeah, Yeah
11.
You can call somebody captain Under pressure you can flip You can be a rock commando But you can't pilot the ship Groove a little baby, groove a little now Groove a little baby, you might know what you want But I'll show you how * You can trip the light fantastic Become a space grotesque You can fossilize your thought dreams Behind a rusty desk * Repeat You might know what you want But I'll show you how You can read the works of Shakespeare In the Academy of Life You can punk the skunks of freedom With you jeweled Etruscan knife * Repeat twice
12.
Light up your face With all the love within you Say your word Make it heard Light up the wind With all the kings inside you Shout it out Have no doubts For the time of love is now Light up your head With things the children said child Make a start From your heart Light up the world With poems from within you Shout it out Have no doubts For the time of love is now And your days of love Are always in a dream You know.
13.
Well, I won't back down No, I won't back down You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won't back down No, I'll stand my ground Won't be turned around And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down Gonna stand my ground And I won't back down (I won't back down) Hey, baby There ain't no easy way out (I won't back down) Hey, I Will stand my ground And I won't back down Well, I know what's right I got just one life In a world that keeps on pushin' me around But I'll stand my ground And I won't back down (I won't back down) Hey, baby There ain't no easy way out (I won't back down) Hey, I Will stand my ground (I won't back down) And I won't back down (I won't back down) Hey, baby There ain't no easy way out (I won't back down) Hey, I Won't back down (I won't back down) Hey, baby There ain't no easy way out (I won't back down) Hey, I Will stand my ground (I won't back down) And I won't back down (I won't back down) No, I won't back down
14.
Beth 02:39
Beth I hear you calling But I can't come home right now Me and the boys are playing And we just can't find the sound Just a few more hours And I'll be right home to you I think I hear them calling Oh Beth what can I do Beth what can I do You say you feel so empty That our house just ain't our home I'm always somewhere else And you're always there alone Just a few more hours And I'll be right home to you I think I hear them calling Oh Beth what can I do Beth what can I do Beth I know you're lonely And I hope you'll be alright 'Cause me and the boys will be playing all night
15.
Tiger King 02:23
Baby baby Would you still boogie with me? I'm no Slim Shady But I'll show you the real Tiger King Could you be the one To tame me Pretty baby Please don't lame me Baby baby Would you still boogie with me? I'm going crazy But I can't be lazy or get weak Could you be the one To tame me Pretty baby Please don't lame me Baby baby Would you still boogie with me? I'm no Slim Shady But I'll show you the real Tiger King Ha ha ha Ha ha ha Ha ha ha Ha ha ha

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Album cover photo by Scott Webb

I recorded this album while in my quarantine at home. I've been feeling down about my songwriting and mixing abilities, but I realized I just needed to do the best I can and send some good vibes out to the world. I hope something on here can connect or bring a smile. There are 3 bonus tracks if you download, including a funky track from the late great Bill Withers, and my first 'Lana Del Rey' voice on record. I don't have any income during this lockdown, so all donations are hugely appreciated.

- Matthew

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released April 1, 2020

Performed by Matthew Joseph Hughes

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Automatic Shoes is the solo project of Atari Ferrari frontman Matthew Joseph Hughes.

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