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Songs Of Love + War

by Automatic Shoes

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1.
Stay Down 04:22
Just when you thought You learned your lesson Another kick in the teeth When you're down And life's handing you lemons It just gets harder to breathe Love brought the war to my front door You drafted me, you bested me Love brought the rain into my brain But I came around, you best stay down Just when you feel You're in the clear Another bomb will drop And again you're down When does love come around? I feel my heart may stop Love brought the war to my front door You drafted me, you bested me Love brought the rain into my brain But I came around, you best stay down I thought I'd write it down Let myself be honest for a start I may be a lot of things But at least I wasn't trying To break your heart No, at least I wasn't trying To break your heart
2.
Broken 03:01
Why you couldn't you just stick around? Why couldn't I pin you down? It happened so suddenly Where'd you go? What's wrong with me? You make me feel like my love's broken You make me feel like my love's broken I know we both had hearts stolen But I felt mine start growing It happened so suddenly Where'd you go? What's wrong with me? Did I say it too soon? Did I use a wrong line? Should I have waited til noon? Is now a bad time? You'll move along With someone better than me But he'll never love you like I do You'll see Why you couldn't you just stick around? Why couldn't I pin you down? It happened so suddenly Where'd you go? What's wrong with me? You make me feel like my love's broken You make me feel like my love's broken
3.
It shouldn’t be about who’s wrong or who’s right I care more for who I come home to at night And how I feel And if it’s real It shouldn’t just be about always winning the game I don’t play, I just live, and hope to give you my name And my time Just be mine Make not love war Who are you doing this for? Make not love war Why are you still keeping score? I didn’t want to be a soldier I didn’t want to have to fight You’ll know better when you’re older You made our love war overnight Make not love war Who are you doing this for? Make not love war Why are you still keeping score?
4.
These Days 03:05
If you could see me now The way you wanted me to be If you could just be around For a moment, just to see Would it be worth it to know How far I’ve let myself go To get it out of my mind Get back into my life If you could see me these days The memories fade I’m still stuck in your ways If you could see me these days Would it help you to know How far I’ve let myself go I’ve gotten over the fear I’m standing, singing right here If you could see me now My head held up high It took you bringing me down For me to say goodbye If you could see me now Still drying my tears
5.
Mary 03:12
Mary says she’s running around with every boy in town and I believe her, yes I believe her Mary says she’s through with you for always bringing her down I could just be her, I might just be her When the truth comes out Oh, there will be no doubt If you can’t see it through She can see right through you Mary says you’ve given her shade for every friend she’s made and I believe her, yes I believe her And Mary says she can’t unwind, cos you keep crossing her mind I could just be her, I might just be her When her love runs out Oh there will be no doubt If you couldn’t be true Oh, then she’s through with you Oh Mary, I’ve been burned But those are just lessons learned We live and love through scars And see who we really are Mary says she’s out of the haze, she’s gonna change her ways and I believe her, yes I believe her And Mary says to love and live, you need to learn to forgive I could just be her, I might just be her
6.
Landmine 02:42
Oooh you’re love is a landmine It’s only a matter of time And one false move Oooh my love was a war crime Brought me close to the red line How did I get through Oooh you may have gotten me into this But I’m finding happiness Without you Oooh, you were so hard to resist But I’ve found my way out of this We are through Da da da
7.
We’ll be moving slowly Speaking softly Get to know me You’ll be falling deeply Kissing sweetly Get to love me It will be kind of like starting over I know it feels like the year’s been wasted But you learn from the tears you’ve tasted I’ve been there too The same year as you And maybe that’s what brought us here To be dancing slowly Kissing softly Now you know me I’ll be watching over you Wanting more of you We’ll be happy
8.
Across our lives Through space and time Do we ever get it right? This is what I came here for This is what I came here for I lost my mind He took your time Looking for for love without the light This is what I came here for This is what I came here for You give me something That’s been gone for so long Welcome back to life Welcome back to love Across the room I look at you And I’m seen again once more This is what I came here for This is what I came here for Through all the hurt A love that works You’re born again and sure This is what I came here for This is what I came here for Once in a while we meet our dreams Face to face and in the flesh And we wonder through our hell If it’s all been for the best You give me something That’s been gone for so long Welcome back to life Welcome back to love
9.
He says I want you He says I need you I don’t know how I ever lived without you He says I’ll marry you Til they bury you Our glory days, nothing can compare to You seemed so sweet and so true And the Oscar goes to you He says meet up with me But just keep up with me I couldn’t go on if you gave up on me He says just trust me I know you lust for me The red in your veins, well that’s just rust for me You’ve never shown eyes so blue And the Oscar goes to you But the way you treat me And you deceive me I’ve got to move on to live peacefully I can’t hold onto A love that’s wrong to I can do better now that I’m without you I mean, I’ve got to be free And the Oscar goes to me I say I’m over you There’s just no more for you There’s a great love somewhere and yours just won’t do Look in my eyes and you’ll see And the Oscar goes to me
10.
I hope you find What you're looking for I hope you find What you're looking for Now I've got to burn Now I've got to burn down The Joshua Tree I'll never regret Cos it was all for me I have no name I'm still not found You know the score I hope you find What you're looking for I hope you find What you're looking for I hope you find What you're looking for
11.
Moving On 04:25
Almost wrecking on the road to you Now I'm wrecked on the road from you What have I done for me? It's been lost in the wind somewhere Love's colors, like your changing hair What has love done for me? I can try to be more honest Unlock my pages to be read But when I look back on this Can I trust the words you said It's been real love, but I'm moving on Was it me or you, or were we wrong Will it ever come to be? In the search for something that can last My damaged, dug up, fucked up past What have you done to me? I can try to be more cautious Keep one eye open to the truth But when I look back on us Have I misspent my youth It's been real I felt love I'm moving on...
12.
Hope 00:57
I hope you find what you're looking for. I hope you find what you're looking for.
13.
Lost my mind at twenty five It’s a marvel I’m still alive Life is fucked, but what a ride Thanks to you Same old day just a year apart A losing battle with a broken heart Don’t know how I’ve come down this far Thanks to you Happy birthday to me baby I’m all wrapped up in your misery Happy birthday to me baby Can you see what you did to me? I can’t count all the times I’ve tried To rid these demons you left inside Now when love comes, I run and hide Thanks to you And this latest catastrophe You made it harder than it had to be All this pain crashing down on me Thanks to you Happy birthday to me baby I’m all wrapped up in your misery Happy birthday to me baby Can you see what you did to me? On my birthday I remember All the times we shared together All the times I’ve gotten over Getting drunk on getting sober It’s never over It’s never over Thanks to you
14.
I knew when I first saw you You could be the one And the ring that I bought you That would’ve been fun Time has a way of changing What you thought you had planned Love is always rearranging I don’t understand But oh well Oh well I knew when I first saw you You could be the one And the ring that I bought you Wouldn’t that have been fun But oh well Oh well I guess that we were too young Didn’t know what to do I didn’t know how to treat you But neither did you Maybe one day down the road Then again, nevermind Yeah sometimes you can hope But I won’t waste my time But oh well Oh well
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Automatic Shoes is the solo project of Atari Ferrari frontman Matthew Joseph Hughes.

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