THE HOURS



HOME, SEEING THE RAIN

THINKING OF LEAVING BUT KNOWING I CAN'T

DAYS, PACKED AND SHORT

I GOT THINGS TO DO AND THOUGHTS IN MY HEAD


I HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK TO MY LIFE

AND FILL MY DEPTHS NOW THAT I NEED

THE HOURS, THE DAYS AND THE WEEKENDS


WORK, SEEING THE SUN

THINKING OF LEAVING BUT KNOWING I CAN'T

DAYS, EMPTY AND LONG

I GOT THINGS TO DO AND THOUGHTS IN MY HEAD


I HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK TO MY LIFE

AND FILL MY DEPTHS NOW THAT I NEED

THE HOURS, THE DAYS AND THE WEEKENDS




THERE'S ROOM FOR ANOTHER SONG IF YOU ONLY KNOW THE WORDS


THERE'S ROOM FOR SOMETHING MORE IF YOU JUST LET IT FLOW


THERE ARE MORE THINGS TO BE PROUD OF THAN THINGS THAT DRAG YOU DOWN


IF YOU ONLY KNOW THEM BETTER YOU WON'T LET THEM GO

HOMELESS



I WAS WALKING NEAR NORTH STREET

WHEN YOU STOPPED ME

YOU WERE A HOMELESS BOY IN THE NIGHT

GAMBLING AWAY YOU LIFE

AND YOU TOLD ME YOU FORGOT YOUR NAME WHILE YOU WERE IN JAIL

AND THEY TOLD YOU: 'YOU HAVE TO STAY HERE FOR ABOUT ONE YEAR'


LIVING IN JAIL IS SAFER THAN BEING

OUT THERE ON THE STREETS

LIFE SOMETIMES IS A COMEDY GONE BAD

WITH NO ONE LAUGHING IN THE END

AND THEY ASKED YOU TO SPEAK HONESTLY OF DRUG DEALINGS AND ROBBERIES

AND YOU TOLD ME: 'I EVEN FORGOT MY NAME WHILE I WAS IN JAIL'


AND YOU WERE OFFERING ME A BEER

AND YOU WERE OFFERING ME A BEER

AND YOU WERE OFFERING ME A BEER

SONG FOR A BROTHER



TWENTY ONE YEARS SINCE THE DAY YOU WERE BORN

AND NOW YOU'RE STILL LIVING THERE

WITH MAMA, PAPA, THREE DOGS, NO MORE CATS

TRYING TO FIND OUT A GOOD REASON TO LIVE


KIDS IN THE ALLEY ARE PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK

GRANDMA IN THE KITCHEN LOOKING OUT

YOU ARE ALONE IN YOUR ROOM WITH YOUR WALLS

GUITARS ARE REPLACED BY THE PILLS FOR YOUR PAIN


I'M WAITING FOR THE DAY WHEN YOU AND I

WILL PLAY SOME SONGS OUT THERE AGAIN

WE'LL SIT ON THE FIRE TOGETHER MY FRIEND

AND WALK ON THE WATER AGAIN


TROUBLES WILL COME AND TROUBLES WILL GO

TROUBLES ARE PART OF YOUR LIFE

GRABBING YOUR HAND, NOT LETTING YOU GO

LEAVING YOU THERE WITH YOUR ACHING DESIRE


I'M WAITING FOR THE DAY WHEN YOU AND I

WILL PLAY SOME SONGS OUT THERE AGAIN

WE'LL SIT ON THE FIRE TOGETHER MY FRIEND

AND WALK ON THE WATER AGAIN

TROUBLEMAKER



ONCE I BECAME A TROUBLEMAKER

CAUSING TROUBLE WAS THE ONLY THING I DID

THE DAY I TURNED TEN MY MAMA TAUGHT ME

NOT TO BE SCARED OF THOSE TROUBLES PASSING BY


TROUBLEMAKER, TROUBLEMAKER, TROUBLEMAKER


SINCE I WAS YOUNG I'VE BEEN HAVING SOME PROBLEMS

WITH THIS LONELY, WITH THIS LONELY HEART I GOT

ONCE I BECAME A TROUBLEMAKER

CAUSING TROUBLE WAS THE ONLY THING I DID


TROUBLEMAKER, TROUBLEMAKER, TROUBLEMAKER, TROUBLEMAKER


AND WHEN THE AUTUMN LEAVES ARE FALLING

FROM THE CLOUDS INSIDE YOUR ROOM

FEELINGS SUDDENLY GET NEW MEANINGS

I'M DIFFERENT FROM BEFORE, BUT


CAUSING TROUBLE IS THE ONLY THING I DO

CAUSING TROUBLE IS THE ONLY THING I DO

CAUSING TROUBLE IS THE ONLY THING THAT I'ILL EVER DO

GOOD PEOPLE



THOUGHTS ARE FLOATING INTO THE STORM

'CAUSE YOU'VE BEEN LEAVING ME HERE ALL ALONE

WALKING YOUR WAY FAR FROM HOME

AGAIN YOU'RE FREEZING FOR THE COLD


YOU MAY NOT FIND FIND NO SOLID GROUND

BUT THE GOOD PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU

YOU MAY NOT FIND NO SOLID GROUND BOY

BUT THE GOOD PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS RESCUE YOU


THE SEEDS YOU PLANTED JUST KEEP ON GROWING

THE ROOTS CONNECT ALL THE PEOPLE YOU'VE KNOWN

MY DEAR FRIEND, THOUGH YOU MAY FEEL ALONE

LOOK INTO YOURSELF AND DON'T GIVE UP


YOU MAY NOT FIND FIND NO SOLID GROUND

BUT THE GOOD PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU

YOU MAY NOT FIND NO SOLID GROUND BOY

BUT THE GOOD PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS RESCUE YOU


STATIONS ARE FULL OF NICE STORIES

PEOPLE TELLING HOW THEY GREW UP AND WHERE THEY LIVE

SUBURB BARS AT NIGHT ARE PLACES WHERE

PEOPLE COME AND GO, PEOPLE COME AND GO


AND THE GOOD PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU

OH BOY, AND THE GOOD PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS RESCUE YOU

IRENE



LOVE AIN'T AN EASY THING TO GIVE

SOMETIMES A KISS IS ALL YOU GET

CARRYING THE TORCH FOR SOMETHING ELSE

WILL TAKE YOUR TIME AWAY FROM HER


YOU KEPT ME FROM FALLING BACK INTO THE SAME OLD DEAD END STREET

OH MY SWEET IRENE I NEDDED TO BE TRUE TO YOU

OH MY SWEET IRENE YOU HAD TO STEP INSIDE MY WORLD

YES, YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN STRONG, YOU HAD TO BE STRONG

NOW YOU JUST HAVE TO BE STRONG


YOU ALWAYS KNEW WHAT I HAD INSIDE MY MIND

EVEN THE WORDS I LEFT UNSAID

YOU WANTED UNDERSTAND ME MORE

BUT FOR ME IT WAS BETTER TO WRITE YOU A SONG


YOU KEPT ME FROM FALLING BACK INTO THE SAME OLD DEAD END STREET

OH MY SWEET IRENE I NEDDED TO BE TRUE TO YOU

OH MY SWEET IRENE YOU HAD TO STEP INSIDE MY WORLD

YES, YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN STRONG, YOU HAD TO BE STRONG

NOW YOU JUST HAVE TO BE STRONG


YES, YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN STRONG, YOU HAD TO BE STRONG

NOW YOU JUST HAVE TO BE STRONG

CONFIDENCE



I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND FOLLOW MY ROUTINE

THINK ABOUT THE YEARS THAT PASS WHILE I'M STILL CHASING MY DREAM

I CAN'T SEE NO ONE OUT THERE, HAPPY, WILD AND FREE

THERE ARE JUST A FEW THAT TRY TO CHANGE NOT KNOWING HOW HARD IT IS


AND I'M SCARED OF ALL THE SHADOWS

THEY'RE ALWAYS CASTING OVER ME

I USED TO HAVE SOME CONFIDENCE, SOME FAITH IN ME


LIVING WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC, LOVING LIFE BUT STILL

FEELING A DAMN LOSER WHEN I LOOK AT MYSELF STRAIGHT

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AT NIGHT AND FEELING UNINSPIRED

OF WRITING A NEW SONG, THE ONE COULD HELP ME DREAM ALONG


AND I'M SCARED OF ALL THE SHADOWS

THEY'RE ALWAYS CASTING OVER ME

I USED TO HAVE SOME CONFIDENCE, SOME FAITH IN ME

AND I CAN'T EVEN COUNT THEM

AS THEY KEEP ON FALLING DOWN ON ME

I USED TO HAVE SOME CONFIDENCE, SOME FAITH IN ME


SOMETIMES THE ROAD I AM WALKING, PEOPLE I'M TALKING

FIRE I'M LIGHTNING AND BRIDGES I'M CROSSING

KEEP ON REMINDING ME ABOUT

THOSE TIMES GETTING HARDER, FEARS GROWING STRONGER

HOPE GETS ALL LOST, FIRES ALL BURNT

AND I USED TO HAVE, I USED TO HAVE, SOME CONFIDENCE

BUT NOW I STILL HAVE YOU

THE EASY WAY



NO EASY THINGS FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU

JUST SAD GOODBYES AND A LIFE FULL OF BOOZE

YOU CALL MY NAME, I LOVED YOU A LOT

I SEE YOUR FACE, MY HEAD'S FULL OF THOUGHTS

MY HEAD'S FULL OF THOUGHTS


BUT I STILL RECALL YOUR NAME, AND YOU STILL REVEAL YOUR FACE


NO EASY DAYS FOR THOSE HIDING THEIR SOULS

A GREAT DEAL OF THINGS HAPPENING SLOW

YOU'RE GUIDING ME WHEN I'M SINKING LOW

I SEE YOUR FACE AND I'M STILL FULL OF THOUGHTS

THOUGH I LOVE YOU A LOT

ALWAYS LOVED YOU A LOT


AND I STILL RECALL YOUR NAME, AND YOU STILL REVEAL YOUR FACE


THAT AIN'T AN EASY ROAD, BOTH FULL OF JOY AND THINGS TO LEARN

THAT AIN'T AN EASY WAY TO WALK THROUGH

WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE MORE TABLES TO TURN


BUT I STILL RECALL YOUR NAME, AND YOU STILL REVEAL YOUR FACE

GHOST TOWN



AS I WALK ON THROUGH THIS LANDSCAPE OF GRAVES

QUICKLY LOOKING AT THE STONES UNDER MY FEET

I FEEL THE RAIN FALLING DOWN UPON MY HEAD

RAINDROPS FINDING PATHS ACROSS MY FACE


IN THIS GHOST TOWN ALL THE WEIGHT IS GONE

AND I FEEL LIKE I'M CLOSE TO REAL FREEDOM

IN THIS LONELY SECRET TOWN ONE DAY MY BODY WILL LAY COLD

AND I'LL NEED YOU TO COME LOOK FOR ME AND SHAKE MY RUSTY BONES


COUNTING THE CROSSES STANDING ON THESE LONELY GRAVES

I'M SURE I'VE MISSED SOME TURNS ALONG THE WAY

RAIN WON'T STOP TO POUR DOWN ON ME

AND I KEEP ON WALKING SEARCHING FOR MY SOUL


IN THIS GHOST TOWN ALL THE WEIGHT IS GONE

AND I FEEL LIKE I'M CLOSE TO REAL FREEDOM

IN THIS LONELY SECRET TOWN ONE DAY MY BODY WILL LAY COLD

AND I'LL NEED YOU TO COME LOOK FOR ME AND SHAKE MY RUSTY BONES


CAN'T YOU FIND ME HERE? WON'T YOU PLEASE COME BACK TO ME?

SEEING YOU WOULD BE LIKE A SUNNY SPRING

THINK ABOUT ME DEAR, DON'T LEAVE ME HERE

THERE IS JUST THE RAIN THAT KEEPS ON POURING DOWN ON ME

A SPELL

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I'M MILES AND MILES AWAY

FROM MY HOME

AND I HAVE TO TAKE CARE

'CAUSE LACK OF SLEEP MIGHT KILL ME

IF I WON'T STOP MY CAR LIKE SOME OTHER TIMES


AS THE WHISTLING TRAIN WAKES ME UP

I'M GONNA TAKE A WALK OUTSIDE

HIGHWAY'S LONG AND I'M STILL TIRED

FOR DRIVING CAREFULLY

SO I'D BETTER STOP AND REST FOR SOME MORE TIME


ALL THE WORDS THAT PEOPLE SAY

THEY PUT A SPELL ON ME

THEY'RE PROTECTING WHAT'S GOOD IN MY LIFE, MY LIFE


A BAREFOOT PATH FULL OF BROKEN STONES

ON WHICH I SIT TO REST MY BONES

GOOD SPIRIT GUIDES ME ON THE WAY

KEEPING ME FROM FALLING

INTO THE PAST INSTEAD OF MOVING ON


ALL THE WORDS THAT PEOPLE SAY

THEY PUT A SPELL ON ME

THEY'RE PROTECTING WHAT'S GOOD IN MY LIFE, MY LIFE


ALL THE WORDS THAT PEOPLE SAY

THEY PUT A SPELL ON ME

THEY'RE PROTECTING WHAT'S GOOD IN MY LIFE, MY LIFE