Lyrics to the 1995 CD ZAN ZONE

 

All songs written by Zan Burnham
Published by Zanindemand Music
Copyright 1995 Except:
"Some Days" & "Hard To Get"
Co-written with Phil Dessinger
"Baby Cried" by Donna Bersch
"Another Night" by Mark Marshall
NOTE: Some lyrics have been
updated!

 


I WON'T LIVE A LIE

THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

YOU CAN DREAM

SOME DAYS

HARD TO GET

SOMEONE TO TOUCH

BABY CRIED

ANOTHER NIGHT

UIZWATUIZ

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

ROCKIN' 'N' ROLLIN' ON DOWN THE ROAD


 

 
   
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I WON'T LIVE A LIE

All of my life I’ve been tryin’ to get away
From the things in which I don’t believe
It’s often a battle to stay in my saddle
It seems so many people don’t want me to leave

But they can’t ever change
Things that I feel the way that I am
‘Cause I decided long ago to be true
True to myself till the end

All of the reasons they try to impress me with
Year after year they’re makin’ the same old claims
‘Cause you know I won’t be following, I will be questioning
Crawling through cracks they can’t explain

No they can’t ever change
The things that I feelthe way that I am
‘Cause I decided long ago to be true
To myself till the endOh I! I won’t live a lie
Die! Gonna die before I try

So tell me how will it be what’s it gonna be that you see
In the end when there’s nowhere to hide
When it’s all comin’ down to the chance of your lifetime
How will you feel? How was the ride?

No you can’t ever change
Things that I feel the way that I am
‘Cause I decided long ago to be true
To myself till the end

Oh I! I won’t live a lie
Die! Gonna die before I try


 
   
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THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

I met a man sweet man he lived in strife had a frustrated wife
Kinda wasted his life
He said “Son I tried to follow my dreams but I got lost it seems
“And I haven't a clue what it all really means...”
He said “I stood up for what I did believe
“And I always figured lady luck was up my sleeve
“I laughed at fear, I was strong and stout
“And now I sit inside, I don’t come out”

I met a girl sweet girl she wanted to be a queen - live in some kinda royalty scene
Her own grass was never green
She always said “Everything, everything - it’ll all work out”
She hadn’t a clue or a doubt
And now she’s got the gout
And she remembers when times weren't so bad
When the future held the promises it had
“Back then I was happy” she says with half a smile
“I only wish it had laste

These are the days sweet days the days of of our lives
Don’t get many if you get any

I met a boy sweet boy he sang a good tune, howled at the moon
He rode around in a red balloon
Said “All you need is love, give peace a chance somehow
“Chase away those sacred cows, and don’t kowtow to the big bow wows...”
But then he went and he prematurely died
Some crazy sucker shot him right between the eyes
His friends all cried he had so much to live for
I guess you never know what’s behind the next door

These are the days sweet days the days of of our lives
Don’t get many if you get any

I met a man sweet black man from Richmond, C.S.A.
He was a hundred years if he was a day and all those years as a slave
Then one day black soldiers came to his t
He fell to his knees, fell to the ground - and he said “I hear trumpets sound!
“Well I have waited all my life for this, and nobody’s betrayin’ nothin’ with no kiss!
“Now I can die me a happy man, but please don’t ask me why I don’t understand”

I heard a song sweet song on my radio
Took me places I did not know
Watchin’ the river flow
And I have met some good kindred spirits here
We share the laughter we share the fear
We break bread and share a beer
And there are things you can’t always explain
So much sufferin’ so much pain
Can’t call it paradise all of the time
But if you learn to live with it
Life can be so fine

These are the days sweet days the days of of our lives
You don’t get many if you get any


 

 
   
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YOU CAN DREAM

I liked your proposal - I liked your lines
Thought I was in for the best of times
But our direction soon went off course
I was riding in a rodeo on a wild horse

You can dream all you want to
You do
You do what you gotta do

You said “Be my lover - lets hang real loose
“Ride a runaway train back in the red caboose...”
But there were sharks and icebergs in the mirror sea
It was quite titanic - everything was free

You can dream all you want to
You do
You do what you gotta do

Back with the pack rats - a handful of hoard
Another nail in the coffin - say a prayer to the lord
Another one of love’s gamblers with a taste for the game
Another doomed dreamer standin’ inside the rain

You can dream all you want to
You do
You do what you gotta do


 

 
   
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SOME DAYS

SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN LYIN' IN THE SUN
SIPPIN' ON A COOL ONE SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN

SOME DAYS ARE SO FINE BLUE SKIES , MOON SHINE
ALL IS GOOD ON GOD'S EARTH IN HEAVEN AND THE UNIVERSE

SOME DAYS ARE HELL SOME DAYS ARE HELL
SOME DAYS ARE HELL OH YEAH SOME DAYS ARE HELL OH YEAH

SOME DAYS HAVE BLUE MOONS IN EVERY SOUND YOU HEAR A NEW TUNE
AND A TRACE OF LIGHT CAN BE FOUND IN THE HEART OF A DARK CLOUD

i didn't start no fuckin' wars and i don't treat the girls like whores
five million years still not friends are the brother and the brother gonna fight till the end?
get hip to ecology or you don't deserve to even think you're free! trapped in a pit of greed and hate?
the karma boys are workin' late! it's tough enough as it is the pain can overwhelm the bliss
and if you feed pain to the pot you know you get it back, like it or not!

YOU MAY FIND THE GOLDEN RULE MIGHT NOT BE SOMETHIN' YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL

IT'S IN YOUR HEART NOT IN YOUR HEAD IT'S IN THE THINGS YOU'VE NEVER SAID

REMEMBER WHAT THE GOOD MAN SAY - IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE LIVIN' FOR TODAY

SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN I'M IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE
I HEAR A GOOD SONG BEIN' SUNG SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN

SOME DAYS ARE HELL SOME DAYS ARE HELL
SOME DAYS ARE HELL OH YEAH SOME DAYS ARE HELL OH YEAH
SOME DAYS ARE HELL OH YEAH SOME DAYS ARE HELL OH YEAH

SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN
SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN SOME DAYS ARE HEAVEN


 

 
   
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HARD TO GET

Congratulations
On your great expectations
She makes everyman a looser
Why does everyman choose her?
You, you’ve got some imagination

Hey Romeo
She ain’t Juliet
She’s hard to get

The town you’re painting
She’s so hot
Everybody’s fainting
Dance you right into a coma
Lay you down she go home
With some cat who’s just been waiting

Hey Romeo
She ain’t Juliet
She’s hard to get

So hard
She’s so hard
The girl’s so hard
So hard!

Somehow somebody makes it
Or someone sure knows how to fake it
Give her time she may come ‘round
Long as you don’t have a breakdown
You, you gotta learn how to take it

Hey Romeo
She ain’t Juliet
She’s hard to get


 

 
   
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SOMEONE TO TOUCH

We the people make blind commitments
Promises in the name of trust
Gambling on our inspirations
Gamblin’ and the thing goes bust

Perfect dreams in an imperfect world
You bare your soul in the name of love
Then you get to see your share of broken hearts
That wasn’t what you were dreamin’ of

So you make a vow to get to the truth
Put your promises on trial
And if you find you’re alone climbing the mountain
You still need someone to touch you once in a while

Who of us can say “I make no m
“Tell no lie me throw no stone...”
And who doesn’t have their share of long hard nights
To reconcile when you’re back alone

So you make a vow to get to the truth
Put your promises on trial
And if you find you’re alone climbing the mountains
You still need someone to touch you once in a while

Everybody needs someone - somebody to love
But if it ain’t based on honesty and trust
You’ll never get enough - never enough love

In the end there are no answers
As you confront your fears
Call the tune join the dancers
Amid the smiles and tears

So you make a vow to get to the truth
Put your promises on trial
And if you find you’re alone climbing the mountains
You still need someone to touch you once in a while


 

 
   
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BABY CRIED

Baby cried herself to sleep last night
She wasn't counting the sheep oh no
She wasn't counting the stars so bright
She was counting all the dead and gone
She'd known in her short, short life
Last night

Well she sobbed so deeply
Right to the core of her bones
Sometimes she just has to do that
It makes me feel such a stirring
Down inside
I want to take it from her
But I didn't know how
Last night

I never knew my baby her first four years of
Life on earth
Hell on earth
Life on earth
But a living hell all the same
I guess that's better than nothing at all
Even bad is better than none
It's something to hold on to
Late at night

My baby cried herself to sleep last night -
Not a sigh not a whisper -
She slept all through the night
Woke up this morning
Not a trace in her eyes
Of that soulful longing
And I knew - as always do -
It'll be alright


 
   
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ANOTHER NIGHT

Don't you have a dream baby?
I can't believe that you got nowhere to go
Is this the way that the world ends for you?
Hard drivin' 'till it's time to make another show

The dull stare at too many nights leading to
The cold white light of day
And I know it doesn't mean one hell of a lot
It's just another night thrown away babe

Were you always a problem child?
Well it really doesn't matter now
'Cause you are on your own
Seen that look a thousand times
Three o' clock in the morning
You need someone to take you home

Far be it for me to talk to ya 'bout
Life for a better way
'Cause I know it doesn't mean one hell of a lot
It's just another night thrown away babe

Take a good long look around
Can you see yourself in the mirror?
There's nothing left this way baby
But one sad end - tell me
Is this what you want?

I'm not tryin' to talk you down
But I think you want to go it alone
It's one hell of a road
And it don't look pretty when
There's no one by your side
To help carry the load
That's right I'm talkin' to you,
You wanna be a mean mother
And turn a cold shoulder
One day it's gonna come around


 

 
   
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UIZWATUIZ

Well the first thing you found out - from the first day in school
Teacher loves a little lady - that was your golden rule

You can be what you wanna be baby
But UIZWATUIZ

Then the next thing we noticed - you were dressed to dare
You found out how to be sexy - pretendin’ you don’t care

You can be what you wanna be baby
But UIZWATUIZ

I see you at a party - you still make my heart stop
I say “Isn’t it lonely?” - You say you like it at the top
You’ve got everything you wanted - you’re as big as any man
Runnin’ in the rat race - as fast as you can

So you do a lot of talkin’ - well you got your rights
You can make a lot of money - but you can’t forget the night
I see you look me in the eye - I give a glance to the door
If you ain’t comin’ with me baby - You’re gonna start the third world war!

You can be what you wanna be baby
But UIZWATUIZ


 

 
   
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WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

Girl - she likes to play with matches
She smokes those reefer cigarets in bed
She's a live wire - she's locked and loaded
Some hearts are bound to wind up bled

Where there's smoke - there's fire
Well put your hand on the heat and watch the flames
Get high and high and higher baby
Where there's smoke - there's fire

To other women she's like a lioness
struttin' through a pack of hens
They cackle when they see her comin'
They try and hide their men - where there's smoke!

Ah, Smokey say:
This world will kick you around
It's never been a fair fight
So who's to say what's right or what's wrong?
And if the wrong thing turns out to be right
I'll burn the old house down tonight!
With nothing to regret
Only things to forget

Her daddy said "You'd better be a good girl"
Her Momma, she just didn't care
So the girl didn't know if she was coming or going
But now she's always there - where? There? Where? There!


 

 
   
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ROCKIN' 'N' ROLLIN' ON DOWN THE ROAD

Let me say good bye can’t stay forever
It makes me sigh, we’ve been so happy together
But you know I must be on my way
You made us feel so good in so little time
Made the hours cook the minutes rhyme
Take one last look and we’ll be on our way

‘Cause we’ll be rockin’ and a rollin’ on down the road
Ain’t no stoppin’ we got so many places to go
We’re gonna take off any minute yeah
Man we gotta blow
An be rockin’ and a rollin’ on down the road

Let me say good bye but all you people we’re so nice
You got us high showed us paradise
Who says that we must be on our way?!
Well we don’t know a town that’s treated us better
We’ll come back around baby whenever
We can get down and out and over this way

Rockin’ on down rockin’ on down
Rockin’ on down rockin’ on down


 

 
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