Bad Habits or Bad Checks  -Written By: Jason Paulson
 
Her Eyes Could Always See
The Better part of me
Hell I wonder how much I have left
They say money can’t buy smiles
But it could hide the pain a while
Instead of working three jobs to live in debt
 
Chorus
          They say love is all you need
          Lord but I could use some sleep
          Ain't no rest for the weary in this life
          So I wonder what comes next
          Bad habits or bad checks
          Cause lately I’ve been too tired to fight
 
So the highway calls again
I wonder will it end
There’s no hope for an honest man it seems
And I can’t shake these ghosts
There hanging awfully close
Cause thirty years of failure is all I see
 
Chorus
 
All who wander are not lost, And you can’t avoid the cost
Of the stories you can’t throw away
Though they may send you early to the grave
 
So I wonder what comes next, Bad Habits or bad checks
‘cause lately I’ve been too damn tired to fight
 


I DON’T WANNA GO HOME- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
Red lights flash the in a cold dark night and I don’t want to go home
The devil just lost a one way fight and I don’t want to go home
 
I hear them bark and they sound mean and I don’t want to go home
I run to the river to wash me clean and I don’t want to go home
 
Chorus
         There are angels waiting to set me free down by the river tonight
         The devil drove a coupe Deville and he’s lying in the front porch light
 
Been five years of growing up and I don’t want to go home
Tired of bleeding from a whiskey cup and I don’t want to go home
 
Say goodbye to a night that’s dead and I just want to go home
Drop a .38 and a note that read I just want to go home
 
Chorus
 
Been five years of growing up and I don’t want to go home
Tired of bleeding from a whiskey cup and I don’t want to go home
 
I don’t wanna go home
I Don’t wanna go home
 

 
I Can’t Get Enough- Written By: Jason Paulson

There is a light that shines when you come near
And when your eyes meet mine the world disappears
There’s a peace that you bring with just your touch
And I can’t get enough of your love
 
I hear the sounds of forever whenever you speak
I love to sing to the rhythm of your heart beat
There’s a calming compassion in your touch
And I can’t get enough of your love
 
Chorus
         Oh I can’t Get Enough of your love
         And forever just don’t seem long enough
         We could walk through eternity in heaven above
         And I could never get enough of your love
 
I get lost in the reasons you have found
To let me live in the sky with your feet on the ground
And I still get lost in your familiar touch
And I can’t get enough of your love
 
Chorus x2
 


Back Home To You- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
Walking down streets unknown
Looking for a friendly ghost
One that could lead me true
On my way back home to you
 
Back to the love I felt
When I was my younger self
Some days I labor through
On my way back home to you
 
Chorus
          I see your love in a thousand eyes
          I hear your voice in the mountains at night
         So I’ll hold you close on my way through
         Make my way home to you
 
Some days I cannot find
The strength to open up my eyes
A haunting familiar truth
On my way back home to you
 
And lost can’t begin to describe
Where I spent most my life
Those Days don’t seem so removed
As I make my way home to you
 
Chorus
 
The time that I’ve wasted the times I forget
To many wrong turns too many cigarettes
So many fears that came true
On this broken train that led me back to you
 
Walking down these streets unknown
Looking for a friendly ghost
One that could lead me true
On my way home to you
 
 

Close Your Eyes- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
You wake up in the morning from dream that your falling
Hell bent on saving face
Aint no use denying and saying you’re flying
Because it always ends the same
 
Chorus
         You can try to lie
         But from the past it seems there’s nowhere to hide
         And sometimes you can feel that the nighttime isn’t real
         And after all these years you still can’t close your eyes
 
You can feel it’s fading but all along they are waiting
For a reason to kiss you goodnight
You can still see the tears and the adolescent fears
Long after the morning light
 
Chorus
 
It took a long road to get you here
And a well-traveled load of years
The peace that most find when they close their eyes
Is quite different than what you see
                                           
And after all these years and all those lonely tears
Maybe rest is something that’s not meant to be
 


Cold In California- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
The sky is cold and broken like the feeling deep within
And you lost sight were you end and the devil begins
You used to take to the highway to free your mind
Now all you see is the dead and broken that you left behind
 
Chorus
          It’s Cold in California and the night feels like death
          It’s cold in California when you’re lying in the devils bed     
 
The freedom that once was given has burned in this wind
And there’s no amount of highway that can get it back again
And their smiles only prove there’s nothing left to save
With a finger on the trigger and one foot in the grave
 
Chorus
 
Well, the graveyard don’t hold your name but it seems a welcome sight
When the blood stains your hands and there’s nothing left inside
 
Were you hollow when this started before the wickedness came
Or did once live here before they took your faith
You know there’s redemption for your kind of sins
But could you go out with a little of what you had coming in
 
Chorus
 
 

Lonely- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
There is someone calling for you there is someone on the phone
There is no reward for triumph as you fight to save your soul
 
Chorus
         Ooh I don’t want to be lonely
         Ooh but I don’t want to fight
         Ooh I don’t want to be lonely
         And I don’t want to dance with the devil tonight
 
I listen to the sounds of silence listen to the angels cry
Listen to the roll of thunder as the pain burns deep inside
 
Chorus
 
10 weeks of trials they built themselves a home
Talent never found them but they found a microphone
 
There’s nobody crying for you there’s no one on the phone
One path leads to hell and glory one path leads to you alone
 
Chorus
 
 
 
Love- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
When judgments passed by men in suits
Who pretend to know what’s best for you
And your heart knows the wrong from right
Stand up tall and share the light
 
When words are shared without concern
Wonder what was ever learned
And when a fool’s lips walk into a fight
Does he receive what his words invite?
 
Chorus
         But Love is patient love is kind
         Love it heals and love it binds
         Seems like it’s always enough
         So let all you do be done in love
 
So if the world shows you hate
Know you’re not the first to walk that way
Know there are those that will hold your hand
Till the fear they understand
 
 Chorus
 
So when the fools speak to hear their voice
Find comfort that you made a choice
And walk the path you believe
Will lead you where you need to be
 
Love is patient love is kind
Love it heals and love it binds
Seems like it’s always enough
So find Joy and find life
And some peace of mind
Knowing you are enough
And let all you do be done in love
 


The Train- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
The bubble you live in is safe and it’s sealed
But the truth you deny is far more dark and real
But there’s a light that can shine through the darkest of days
As you pray for the rest on a runaway train
 
The more that you learn the less you will fear
Sometime you see clearly through a river of tears
And a piece of you leaves with each one you can’t save
You just pray for the rest on the runaway train
 
Chorus
         We will cry we will sing
         We will love and we’ll bring
         Laughter and light to the darkest of rain
         And hold tight to the ones who get off of the train
 
They say time can heal but the scars they remain
By no fault of their own being born into pain
And the truth is that most will never find light
But I refuse to believe in the darkness tonight
 
Chorus
 
Child I know you are tired
Child It’s time to feel safe
Child step out of the darkness
Child it’s time to step off of the train
 
Chorus
 


Long Way To Run- Written By: Jason Paulson
 
I never had a problem with life in the darkness
Seems I’ve lived most mine there
It’s always when things shine the brightest
Is when I was feeling scared
 
I’ve seen that face looking back at me
At least a thousand times
The whiskey Sweats and that hollow look
Hiding behind the cocaine eyes
 
 Chorus
         It’s a long way to run
         Hope I finally make it there
         It’s a long way to run
         But I don’t care
 
I traveled the east to the west north to south
And then back again
No matter where I tried to go
The white lines wouldn’t end
 
And your heart beats like an Iron Horse
Begging god to show you right
With smoke stacks burning black as coal
Is Death coming to claim his prize?
 
Chorus
 
Felt like forever in a moment
Seemed like it would never end
 
Chorus x2
 
 

Mysterious-Written By: Jason Paulson
 
Knock on the door they won’t let me in
Maybe I’m paying for my father’s sins
Or maybe I’ve danced with Mr. Scratch too long
Please connect him on the telephone
So I can tell him lord I’ve had enough
Oh Oh Mysterious
 
I don’t know his number but you know the one
And we have had some times down on 61
My hands ache from the dues that I’ve paid
I’m Damn certain this aint the deal we made
And now it seems I’ve been here long enough
Oh Oh Mysterious
 
You can see him waiting with his hound
Down by the river is where he’s found
Please someone get me through
They say you don’t find him boy he finds you
 
Knock on my door should I let him in
Is it time to pay for all my sins
He aint talking seems he’s looking for more
Cross my heart and open the door
Cause oh lord it’s never enough
Oh Oh Mysterious
Oh Oh Mysterious
Oh Oh Mysterious
 
 
The Love That You Leave Behind-Written By: Jason Paulson
 
Leaves are gone the wind is cold
And everything about me feels old
And Just like the season we all Move along
 
And I’ve seen my face a thousand times
But nothing like I’ve seen tonight
Maybe the fire is finally gone
Maybe we all have to move along
 
Chorus
          And I see my eyes in a little Girl
          And a boy that lives in his own little world
          And the pair they share my wondering mind
          So maybe it’s not what you have but the love you leave behind
 
And I don’t think it’s hard to see
They’ve taken all the best of me
But maybe all my sins will pass them by
 
And I found love on my way to hell
Took a side street that ended well
Now the smiles never seem hard to find
Its amazing love didn’t pass me by
 
Chorus
 
Seen these 4 walls become our home
Seen love that could fill your soul souls
Through the light and times darkest times
Maybe it’s not what you have but the love you leave behind
Maybe it’s not what you have but the love you leave behind
 
 
 
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