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How Long Has It Been Lyrics

HEY YOU

You've changed your tune many times, since we met
But I always recognize you, you are part of me
I feel you whether in Jamaica or in the angel city
You're such a gift to me, ooh
Hey you, I gotta tell you my long time friend
I think of all those years you saw me through tears and the good times that we spend
Hey you, you're my constant companion
You always let me explain just what I am sayin' and we've just begun
I've got one wish for this music to be an uplift
And I need an uplift to deal
And there are few songs all the people can sing along
And one song, come along and sing it for real, ooh
Hey you, I gotta tell you my long time friend
I think of all those years you saw me through tears and the good times that we spend
Hey you, you're my constant companion
You always let me explain just what I am sayin' and we've just begun
As I wander around, town to town, lost and found
When so many many others come and go (come and go)
Your sweetness pulls me through (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Hey you, I gotta tell you my long time friend
I think of all those years you saw through my tears and the good times that we spend
Hey you, you're my constant companion
You always let me explain just what
I am sayin' and we've just begun
Hey you, you never turned your back on me
Ahh, when I gave up on myself
Hey you, you never turned your back on me
Ahh, when I gave up on myself
Hey you, what would the world be like
Ahh, without you around
Music you're my constant companion, ahh
IT'S ALRIGHT
A. Wills, N. Hexum, D. Martinez

Stay with me
Here with me
Right in this instant
Not in the distance
When your head is off in future time
That's the place when things get out of line
Taking in this moment
Your time is so well spent
It's alright
Wherever you are right now
I tell you it's alright
That's where you're supposed to be now
Stay with me
Here with me
Right in this instant
Not in the distance
Standing at a crossroads, I was at a loss those
Temporary moments pleasures that are stolen
Here in the present
Your time is so well spent
It's alright
Wherever you are right now
I tell you it's alright
That's where you're supposed to be now
That's where you're supposed to be now
A song, one song, could end a war, could end the war
A song, one song, could end a war, could end the war
(Around we go, around we go)
A song, one song, could end a war, could end the war
(Around we go, around we go)
It's alright
Wherever you are right now
I tell you it's alright
That's where you're supposed to be now
It's alright
Wherever you are right now
I tell you it's alright
That's where you're supposed to be now
That's where you're supposed to be now>
MIX IT UP
A. Wills, N. Hexum, D. Martinez

You take a little bit a me and a whole lot of you
Add it up together and here's what you gonna do, you gotta
Mix it up quick and it'll blow up on the spot I gotta
Tell ya that the place gettin' hot, now
Mix it up, uh, just mix it up what the
Sum of all the parts when you add it up make much
More than what you had I tell you what it's like mad
The baddest thing that you ever had, ungh
I was never too good at math anyway
But when you add it up it comes out more I have to say
A lot of people looking for what you and me have found
And now it seems no one else around ungh
A little bit a me and a whole lot of you
Add it up together and here's what you gonna do, you gotta
Mix it up quick and it'll blow up on the spot I gotta
Tell ya that the place gettin' hot, now
Mix it up, uh, just mix it up what the
Sum of all the parts when you add it up make much
More than what you had I tell you what it's like mad
The baddest thing that you ever had ungh
We're just two misfits that no one else gets
Everyone else in the place became a silhouette
Soon as there was you it all came in view on my guitar
I see the sparks when we have those conversations in the dark
I was never too good at math anyway
But when you add it up it comes out more I have to say
A lot of people looking for what you and me have found
And now it seems no one else around
A little bit a me and a whole lot of you
Add it up together and here's what you gonna do, you gotta
Mix it up quick and it'll blow up on the spot I gotta
Tell ya that the place gettin' hot, now
Mix it up, uh, just mix it up what the
Sum of all the parts when you add it up make much
More than what you had I tell you what it's like mad
The baddest thing that you ever had ungh
We're just two misfits that no one else gets
Everyone else in the place became a silhouette
Soon as there was you it all came in view on my guitar
I see the sparks when we have those conversations in the dark
GOLDEN SUNLIGHT

Hand over hand
I crawled back to land
There is no retreat
That option's far and away
I have to be brave
I always did crave
The golden sunlight
It's been about me
But I'm setting that free
For golden sunlight
There's a door open to walk through
All I want is, just beyond
What if I could let my guard down
Into freedom, on and on
Somehow it came out
What I can't talk about
Someone to help me
As free as I wanna be
I cannot erase
But you helped me face
The songs and the flowers
At last, perception
Of my self-deception
And then the songs and the flowers
There's a door open to walk through
All I want is, just beyond
What if I could let my guard down
Into freedom, on and on
What if I could just let my guard down
What if I could live wide open
What if I could just let my guard down
And go beyond into the great unknown
Sweetheart I've been bothered
A golden sunlit path I've been after
Grass hills, wildflowers
Chaparral trails for our daughter
I want to be her father
I want to hear her laughter
Under meteor showers
Our dogs will howl at the midnight hour
There's a door open to walk through
All I want is, just beyond
What if I could let my guard down
Into freedom, on and on
What if I could just let my guard down
What if I could live wide open
What if I could just let my guard down
And go beyond into the great unknown
INDIA INK

I write your name on my arm in india ink
Baby I told you once before it's not what you think
I drink you in with a sip but I really want a chug
You know I take what I can get gimme a dub, now
So good, so good c'mon now I wish you would
Anytime we get together get the feeling like I could
I write your name on my arm in india ink
Baby I told you once before it's not what you think
I drink you in with a sip but I really want a chug
You know I take what I can get gimme a dub
So good, so good c'mon now I wish you would
Anytime we get together get the feeling like I could
Whoa, are you with me?
Whoa, are you with me?
Whoa, is that the best you can give me?
Whoa, are you with me?
I write your name on my arm in india ink
Baby I told you once before it's not what you think
I drink you in with a sip but I really want a chug
You know I take what I can get gimme a dub, now
You're even cuter when you get cross just
Stamping your foot and trying to be the boss
I write your name on my arm in india ink
I'm hanging on every word because the way that you think
Yes, every misstep, well it lead me to you
I'll do what I gotta do to see it through
If we see a shooting star celebrate with a kiss
Won't have to wait to far with that one we'll never miss
Whoa, are you with me?
Whoa, are you with me?
Whoa, is that the best you can give me?
Whoa, are you with me?
I'd carve your name on my arm but you'd be alarmed that I did it
I admit it
A big swing and a miss so I'll keep my distance back in it
In a minute
Whoa, are you with me?
Whoa, are you with me?
Whoa, is that the best you can give me?
Whoa, are you with me?
Whoa, are you with me?
(I write your name on my arm in india ink)
Whoa, are you with me?
(I told you once before it's not what you think)
Whoa, is that the best you can give me?
Whoa, are you with me?
(I write your name on my arm in india ink
Baby I told you once before it's)
DAISY CUTTER

I tried to move with a cool hand
It didn't go as I planned
I'm full of rookie maneuvers
And gestures meant to be grand
I tried a bag of tricks one after another,
I asked if you heard of my band
So misguided
The sincere approach, never tried it once
You said to just drop the game flat
Why didn't I think of that?
My daisy
You make me go crazy
Forever amaze me
Now let's let the day go lazy
My daisy
You know what I'm after
Your musical laughter
A more beautiful disaster
I can't believe what you create
When you let your heart detonate
You let your mind go with one blast then another
And, what comes next I will await
Tell me again the one about the time
We first got together and you blew my mind
I find my mind in the gutter
When I think of my daisy cutter
My daisy
You make me go crazy
Forever amaze me
Now let's let the day go lazy
My daisy
You know what I'm after
Your musical laughter
A more beautiful disaster
It's four months now since you crashed into my life (into my life)
You leave a path of delightful destruction you're quite the bomb my daisy
Clap your hands,
Get down to the beat,
Clap you hands
Just clap your hands to the beat
My daisy
You make me go crazy
Forever amaze me
Now let's let the day go lazy
My daisy
You know what I'm after
Your musical laughter
A more beautiful disaster
My daisy, you know just what I'm after,
You make my heart beat so much faster
My daisy, you know you drive me crazy,
You just blow me away my daisy
TOO MUCH TOO FAST

Rifling through the pictures of you
I can finally tell they developed well
The tale I see it tells my favorite story
Of friction and glory
Breaking the cast of repeating the past
It's not written that's all just fiction
Oh, who says it's written in stone
It's been a long time such a long time
Finding my way on back out, whoa
Somehow you stood by beyond when you should
I'm amazed at how things have turned out
What is revealed
What is concealed
Makes all the difference
Say what you will
We unreel that human web
Just to see how it feels
Too much too fast for the moment to last
I tumbled to you while stumbling through
How do I get my head up off the tracks
Listening for a train?
Ah-ah, cuz that's just no way to live
I've got so much love to give
Much too fast ooh-ooh
Out of the blue it all comes in view
You never win if you don't go all in
The perfect hand can go just as you planned
I don't understand
Began right on track slipped through the cracks
We were two of a kind who seemed destined to find
We unreel that human web
Just to see how it feels
Too much too fast for the moment to last
I tumbled to you while stumbling through
How do I get my head up off the tracks
Listening for a train?
Ah-ah, cuz that's just no way to live
I've got so much love to give
Much too fast ooh-ooh
So much love to give, too much too fast
So much love to give, too much too fast
So much love to give, too much too fast
So much love to give, too much too fast
NEVERENDING SUMMER

Tell ya what I like this moment of unity
When there's no distance in between you and me
I gotta stop when it becomes us and them
Need an enemy for ego to win
These are the good old days
I don't care what they have to say
These are the good old days
All together now
So tell me
Can this all be real?
Find it so bizarre
Can this all be real?
Orbiting a star
Find it too intense to be a coincidence
I don't think you gotta let go of common sense
Can this all be real right now?
Summer, never ending summer
That's our time, we do it all the time
From Tokyo Bay to the little five points
Keep on blazing a trail keep on rocking the joints
Summer, here we go na, na, na, na, na, na
Hanging out, with my friends we're traveling
Out and about, good times that we're having it's
Harmonic bliss when we all are synchronized
Something got to see with your eyes
These are the good old days
I don't care what they have to say
These are the good old days
All together now
Summer, never ending summer
That's our time, we do it all the time
From Tokyo Bay to the little five points
Keep on blazing a trail keep on rocking the joints
Summer, here we go na, na, na, na, na, na
Hanging out, with my friends we're traveling
Out and about, good times that we're having it's
Harmonic bliss when we all are synchronized
Something got to see with your eyes
Summer, never ending summer
That's our time, we do it all the time
From Tokyo Bay to the little five points
Keep on blazing a trail keep on rocking the joints
Summer, here we go na, na, na, na, na, na
Summer, never ending summer
That's our time, we do it all the time
Summer, never ending summer
That's our time, here we go na, na, na, na, na, na
TWO DROPS IN THE OCEAN

Thinking of you
It all comes in view
I believe we came from the same cloud
Two drops in the ocean
Tell me again
The story of when we
We will be together one day
We're two of a kind
Forever we've been combined
Though the current will pull us apart
Two drops in the ocean
You are part of me
The other side of the sea and
We will be together one day
Hey hey, what can I say
I swim your way though the tide pull us away,
I ask you whatcha gonna do?
Oceans apart and but I know no one else will do
Two drops in the ocean
Just go with motion dear
We'll meet again
From two rivers that delta to shore
Two drops in the ocean
Fall into me
Dissolve in the sea
The boundaries between
They are nothing
The love we have
The only real thing
Yeah
There is a stone wall around your heart
Nothing left now to do but to start
Chipping away, day by day
Until we see it break it apart
Hear me talking bout
Let it be known, it can be done
Bit by bit and one by one
If the two of us try from both the two sides
Until we see the sun
You're phenomenal
Two drops in the ocean
Just go with motion
A lot of fish in the sea
But not for me
You're something of a different kind
The rest evaporate but you stay in my mind
There is a stone wall around your heart
Nothing left now to do but to start
Chipping away, day by day
Until we see it break it apart
Hear me talking bout
Let it be known, it can be done
Bit by bit and one by one
If the two of us try from both the two sides
Until we see the sun
You're phenomenal
Hey hey, what can I say
I swim your way though the tide pull us away,
I ask you whatcha gonna do?
Oceans apart and but I know no one else will do
Two drops in the ocean
Just go with motion dear
SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING

We are the wind on the sea
Sun reflecting you into me
We are the moon and the stars
Darkness hiding mystical heart
We have just begun
The dreams the nightmares every one
We are mysterious things
Eternal, perpetual, unending
We are the yin and the yang
The ending, the middle, and the Big Bang
We are the zero and one
The desert, the forest, and the ocean
I've one conclusion
It's not illusion
But it's creativity
The supernatural thing that happens between you and me, yeah
Because it's magic, something out of nothing
Magic, something out of nothing
The paranormal became normal
Every time you're through the door
Don't care what they say
That's what I say
We are silver and gold
The eyes that can see, hands that hold
We are all you've heard
A whisper to scream every word
You are everything
Eternal, perpetual, unending
I am the mystical
The sweet science of seeing the whole
We are creative
Everyone of us, it's how we live, yeah
We are positive
Everyone of us, it's how we live
I've one conclusion
It's not illusion
But it's creativity
The supernatural thing that happens between you and me, yeah
Because it's magic, something out of nothing
Magic, something out of nothing
The paranormal became normal
Every time you're through the door
Don't care what they say
That's what I say
Because it's magic
Because it's magic
Because it's magic
Something out of nothing
Don't care what they say
That's what I say
JACKPOT

Get Up, everybody jump, woo
Jackpot, uh, split shot on my line doin fine the snapper I got
The bounty, blessed to the amount we never guessed the best is yet to come
We came to rock the fucking block
If you don't come new then you might get dropped
I think it strange the you sang carried on
Seem so deranged like the one they call woe begone
With a touch of my wand you are my guide you're my guardian
I hit the jackpot I'm the lucky one my fortune endless never coming undone
Moving I'm a nomad and all the girls and boys know the noise is rad
The treasure is soul and aren't you glad I get psychedelic with a pen and a pad
Room enough to know it's about that critical
Find it difficult to be so analytical
I'm filled with hope the rope it won't hang you
Sit your ass down and come in rangoon
Right about now it's about that time
Ya know I crack the coconut and twist up the lime
I been known to roll like a seminole warrior
Passing on the tales like the one they wrote the story for
Woo, everybody jump
What are the chances, the odds must enhanced it's a
Wild card that you threw
Of all the places, to end up it amazes me
After all we've been through
Jackpot, all the people say, whoa-oh
Jackpot, lemme hear ya say, whoa-oh
Jackpot, uh what, whoa-oh
Giving what ya got til ya hit that spot, whoa-oh
We hit the jackpot the lotto
Lucky dice roll the path that we tread
Was paved with bars of gold
Now we got it how we bought it
Sweatin' from stage to stage a lot of it
And if we won the chance to dance and do it all again
We wouldn't change a thing there is no other end
The pinnacle we reached we knew it was possible
How we got here overcoming obstacles
Right about now it's about that time
Ya know I crack the coconut and twist up the lime
I been known to roll like a seminole warrior
Passing on the tales like the one they wrote the story for
Reside west coast from the midwest
Take what ya like and fuck all the rest man
We only enter in one contest
That we made up ourselves that's to be the Three Eleven-est
Woo, Everybody jump
What are the chances, the odds must enhanced it's a
Wild card that you threw
Of all the places, to end up it amazes me
After all we've been through
What are the chances, the odds must enhanced it's a
Wild card that you threw
Of all the places, to end up it amazes me
After all we've been through
Jackpot, all the people say, whoa-oh
Jackpot, lemme hear ya say, whoa-oh
Jackpot, uh what, whoa-oh
Giving what ya got til ya hit that spot, whoa-oh
Woo, To the death of dismay
Huh, just jock til the truth just (sic)
MY HEART SINGS

Four A.M. this hotel room and I think of you
Not in anger, but in danger of calling you
My mind's a long, long way from it was then
And now the good times just keep drifting back in
Breathe it on out the in will come so freely
You'll figure it out the answer will come so clearly dear
Let it all go cuz we can't know just what will be
Hard it is to set you free
It's so much easier that way
My heart sings when I think of you
That is what you do
A melody that will settle me
And that is just the thought of you
My heart sings and it's time you knew, yeah
My heart sings
I'm not made of stone, I'm only flesh and bone
I'm half crazy and amazed that you are alone
Let's sit on the shore watch the ocean breathe
Sit and watch the ocean breathe
It's getting dark but we both don't want to leave
Breathe it on out the in will come so freely
You'll figure it out the answer will come so clearly dear
Let it all go cuz we can't know just what will be
Hard it is to set you free
It's so much easier that way
My heart sings when I think of you
That is what you do
A melody that will settle me
And that is just the thought of you
My heart sings and it's time you knew, yeah
My heart sings
My heart sings
My heart sings, my heart sings when I think of you, yeah
You anchor me when I'm lost at sea bring me back to you, yeah
We can't know just what will be, what the future brings but
My heart sings
My heart sings
My heart sings
I LIKE THE WAY

I like the way you keep it from me, whoa-oa-oa
I like the way you move in front of me yeah-ah
It's just enough contact to make me come back
So many other girls just make my mind slack
I like the way you give it to me yeah-ah
You're in front, I'm behind walking down a corridor
The way you're moving yourself, it make me want you more
I like the way you keep it from me, yeah-ah
Baby are we ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-ah
Tell me can we rock steady, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-ah
I like the way you keep it from me, whoa-oa-oa
I like the way you move in front of me yeah-ah
It's just enough contact to make me come back
So many other girls just make my mind slack
I like the way you give it to me yeah-ah
Tight jean and the seams snake around your body type
The way they hug, the way they snug, the way they fit you right
I like the way you keep it from me, yeah-ah
My rods and cones have a mind of thier own
They keep staring at you and wanna get you alone
You got that sun dress mesh, yes, that's the best
With a flower two piece underneath so fresh
I get a head full of bees when you're in the vicinity
I cannot stop but thinking about infinity
I get a thrill, you kill me with vernacular
Speak your mind, I find it kind of spectacular
I asked her if she would come away with me
And she said are you crazy? I said I must be.
No you know, now we both know
I guess you're right, we should just take it slow
I was hooked on a feeling
You're so right to put on the brakes
That's how I know that you got what it takes
I like the way you keep it from me, whoa-oa-oa
I like the way you move in front of me yeah-ah
It's just enough contact to make me come back
So many other girls just make my mind slack
I like the way you give it to me yeah-ah
Baby are we ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-ah
Tell me can we rock steady, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-ah
GET DOWN

I got this great idea
About why I got stuck in reverse
I was so out of control
It just got worse
I hope you have more sense than I
Side step the curse
I don't know just what came first
In the spiral
Threatening my survival
It's come time to get down...
It's time to get down, boots to the ground
No, I won't stop 'til I hear the bell sound
Keep your head up ‘cuz the truth just cut
No quick fix when your caught in a rut
What I gotta do to get right sized
Think I'm despised when I look through the eyes of another
Not mine to discover
What the next man thinks is none of my fucking buisness
I then I think what is this?
Illusion that I can fix
You name it. Hey
The story stays the same
Any trouble you can name
Just go straight into accept it
You name it. Hey
It's time to get down
To the ground
So simple yet profound
In the now, that's why we're here
Inspiration I've been waiting all my life
I'm set free, it happened
I won't look back and think twice
How it's meant to be
Something's happened
A sudden slap in the right place
In my face, I thank you
You always came through for me
It's how it's meant to be
Gonna get down because I can't stay high
All of the time, 'cause I see the sign
So I realign with an open mind
Adamant and circumvent
I get by every night and day
Get by with my comfort way
An open space to an open way
I just unwind, I just unwind
I then I think what is this?
Illusion that I can fix
You name it. Hey
The story stays the same
Any trouble you can name
Just go straight into accept it
You name it. Hey
It's time to get down
To the ground
So simple yet profound
In the now, that's why we're here
Inspiration I've been waiting all my life
I'm set free, it happened
I won't look back and think twice
How it's meant to be
Something's happened
A sudden slap in the right place
In my face, I thank you
You always came through for me
It's how it's meant to be
SUN COME THROUGH

Running the ship on an ego
Shutting the mind and closed out
People would ask where did he go
As the boat sunk down
Lie to yourself it's so tragic
You become a wreck in slow mo
Breaking it down 'til you're all alone
I'm in the center of a labyrinth
I feel lost I feel imprisoned
Tell me there's an end
I need some oxygen
How did I get here
Help me make it out of here
I can see it all now clear at last, the fog has lifted
If I only knew
All came it focus at once, it's such a gift
If I knew the truth
As long as I've been here never could I steer clear of myself
Think what I could do
Sun come through
What if I'd kept it together
And never to bounce off the ground
It couldn't have got any better
With anyone around
That's how I got here
That's how it got so clear
I can see it all now clear at last, the fog has lifted
If I only knew
All came it focus at once, it's such a gift
If I knew the truth
As long as I've been here never could I steer clear of myself
Think what I could do
Sun come through
I'm finally home
I see a light house
I don't have to roam
It's not all black out
I can see it all now
Out of nowhere came a clue
Truth I hid the truth I hid from me
Hit the skids I hit the skids only
To find a light to light my way home
Sun come through)
I lost it all and all the was left
Beat of my heart, air of my breath
Better late than never
I'm finally home
I see a light house
I don't have to roam
It's not all black out
I can see it all now
Out of nowhere came a clue
Truth I hid the truth I hid from me
Hit the skids I hit the skids only
To find a light to light my way home
Sun come through
Sun come through

How long has it been?
Since you let me in
I need it yesterday
Just always been that way, oh
I'm excitable to a fault
But that's my fault
Feels like time grinds to a halt
Seconds assault
Rush the earth on by
Planet, spin!
Tell me just how long's it been?
How long has it been?
Since you let me in
I need it yesterday
Just always been that way,
There are no abstracts
The metaphysics between us
Are showing us patience
Alert and attentive
In the white star silence
We get out of the harness
The farthest but we
Make it through the darkness
How long has it been?
Since you let me in
I need it yesterday
Just always been that way
(N solo,)
But when I get back to the present
Back in the moment
I'm so grateful that you stayed
The order of the day
Bliss no delay, play
See that everything is so much more than okay
Feel the rhythm, feel the rhythm play-ay
(breakdown)
How long has it been?
Since you let me in
I need it yesterday
Just always been that way

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