Burning Bridges

by The Saw

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released April 8, 2015

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A four-piece rock band based on the South Coast of England, The Saw have recently released the album “Burning Bridges”, which showcases their original songs and demonstrates their West Coast ambient and 70’s Rock influences. ... more

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Track Name: Burning Bridges
Burning Bridges

Verse 1.
It only takes a few dark clouds,
For me to decide that I’m getting out
Or if there’s a change in the way the wind blows
Then I know that it’s time to go
With just my toothbrush and old guitar
I travel light and I travel far

Chorus
I left one city when I lost my band
They wanted to do it with another man
But soon they all begged me to return
I waved farewell and watched my bridges burn


Verse 2.
I hit the road and it crosses my mind
That there’s a lot of trouble I’ve left behind
All those women out looking for me
To pay for children I’ve never seen
Or the husbands who want my blood
For showing their wives just a little love

Chorus
I left one city on a greyhound bus
Just as one man started to make a fuss
He said you’re a dead man if you ever return
I waved farewell and watched my bridges burn


Chorus
I left one city in an old sports car
After I shut up a big mouth in a backstreet bar
He said he’d friends waiting to meet me if you ever return
I waved farewell and watched my bridges burn

Verse 3.
People wonder why I can’t settle down
And put a few roots into the ground
With a house and a steady trade
To earn my living in a normal way
But I know when trouble crosses my path
I can slip away and never come back

Chorus
I left one city by Amtrak rail
Just as they were gonna throw me in jail
The judge said 10 years if you ever return
I waved farewell and watched my bridges burn
Track Name: One Shot
One shot

Verse 1.
The pressure is on, the tensions building up
This is my big chance, to show what I’ve got
It’s win or lose, Succeed or fail
A roll of the dice, a call of heads or tails

Chorus
I’ve got one shot, to make my mark
I need to take it now and I need to play it hard
It’s one shot only a single chance
I’ve got to grab the prize or just leave the dance

Verse 2.
I can feel the heat, I can smell the fear
There is an electrical charge in the atmosphere
Is it to be a spark of light or a sense of gloom
I’ll know the score all too soon

Chorus

Chorus

Verse 3.
The targets fixed and my sights are set
It’s a moment of time I never will forget
A single shot to make a dream come true
And to get this right is what I must do

Chorus
Track Name: All Hung Up
All Hung Up

Verse 1.
I’ve been checking my signal coz I don’t wanna miss your call
And every time I check it I see you haven’t rung at all
You said you’d ring just as soon as the wheels came down
But it’s 4 hours later and my phone hasn’t made a sound.

Chorus
I’m all hung up and I’m climbing up the wall
I’m all hung up waiting for you to call
I’m all hung up and I’m feeling miserable
I’m all hung up because you haven’t,
I’m all hung up because you haven’t called

verse 2
My whiskey bottle’s empty and it’s not helping keep me calm
Imagining you in a bar with another guy on your arm
And that girl you’re with well she ain’t no friend of mine
She’ll take you out at night and get you wasted on the local wine

Chorus
Straight into middle eight
I’m staring at the wall
And I’m feeling oh so miserable
While you’re there having a ball
All I want is for you to make one call
Please call

Verse 3
I know I could text you or surprise you with a call
But I don’t wanna appear to be totally insecure
So I sit here in the silence with my mobile in my hand
Hoping you have not forgotten the man that you left behind

Chorus
Track Name: So Complicated
So complicated

Verse 1.
So many times I dreamed that dream
Pictured in my mind just what could be
It was always such an idyllic scene
could never become just routine
Then the chance came along for me
to achieve all my desires unexpectedly
But what I thought would be a dream
became a nightmare in reality, in reality

Chorus
It’s getting so complicated
I’m disenchanted, it’s over-rated
Yes everything is complicated
I dreamed of this, and it’s become tainted and now I hate it
And now I hate it so.

Verse 2.
When I first encountered my misgivings
I thought that they were all down to me
That I had gone into this blind
It will improve just wait and see
But as time went on it didn’t get better
And I knew that this was not the scene for me
There was no hope this is gone forever
So a quick escape is what I now need
It’s what I now need.

Chorus

middle eight
Looking back I wanted far too much
but then I guess I’m not a great judge
Looking back I wanted so much more
But what I had it seemed like nothing at all
Like nothing at all

Verse 3.
I guess this is the same old story
disappointment instead of glory
It’s not the end that I’d foreseen
but let’s put this one down to history
It’s history.

Chorus
Track Name: Roseanne
Roseanne

Verse 1.
I guess I must have caught your eye as I walked into the bar
An Englishman in a foreign land, you knew I was an easy mark
You came across and smiled at me, and said you look like a stranger around here
Stick around I will show you the sights, but first let’s drink some beer
That night you made a man and a fool out of me
As I fell under your spell it all seemed like a dream

Chorus
Roseanne, you knew that I was young and naive
Roseanne, and decided to take advantage of me
Roseanne, you lured me in to the trap that you’d laid
Roseanne, and took all of my innocence away

Verse 2.
The drinks kept flowing and the night grew dark and then you took me by the hand
You said I know a place that we can go, I’ve got some surprises planned
You led me into the darkened streets and into places I did not know
We came together down an alleyway and my lack of experience showed
In that moment I lost my head completely
And I never saw the guy or felt the punch he threw at me

Chorus

Verse 3.
I woke up in that alleyway, feeling bruised and all alone
You’d taken all of my money, and you were long gone
I knew that in that bar we’d been no-one even knew your name
That I was seen as just another mug a victim of your game
But in my mind I knew just what you had given me
But how could you leave me without my dignity

Chorus
Track Name: Make Me An Offer
Make me an offer

Verse 1.
I’ve seen you eyeing up something that’s mine
Think you can take it, don’t even try
Others have tried and all have failed
But make me an offer and I just might sell
Make me an offer and I just might sell

Verse 2.
What you desire is way out of your league
But it could be yours if you pay the right fee
Will your bid be enough well who can tell
But make me an offer and I just might sell
Make me an offer and I just might sell

Chorus
Where I come from everything has a price
Money talks and so here’s some advice
Fortune favours the brave I have heard tell
Take a chance coz it might go well Yeah
Make me an offer and I just might sell
Make me an offer and I just might sell

Verse 3.
I know you envy me and what I now own
But you think you could do better all alone
Raise your game and you might excel
Make me an offer and I just might sell
Make me an offer and I just might sell

Chorus

Verse 4.

So I’ll call the tune and you’ll dance the dance
Stay in step and It’ll earn you a chance
Learn from the master and stay under the spell
But make me an offer and I just might sell
Make me an offer and I just might sell

Chorus
Track Name: Him Over Me
Him over me

Verse 1.
I did all of the things that I thought that you would want
I bought you everything that I could barely afford
But you said today that it’s not going to be
That we can stay as friends but you’ve decided to see
Him over me
Him over me.

Verse 2.
I took you places that my friends said I’d never go
I turned my back on them you were all I wanted to know
But while I was doing this you were not being true
And now so suddenly, right out of the blue it’s
Him over me
Him over me.

Middle eight
Why, I can’t understand
So why, I made no demands
So why, I did nothing wrong
So why, why, why, why, why, why, why,
Why, When I tried oh so hard
So why, I did all that you asked
So why, I could have done nothing more
So why, why, why, why, why, why, why


Verse 3.
I tried to laugh it off and said I’ll stick around
That it wasn’t serious and that we were just messing about
But that is not the truth and I still cannot see
What it was that made you decide it’s going to be
Track Name: Life in the Fast Lane
Life in the fast lane

Verse 1.
No doubt you’ve always been good for me
Giving sense to my thoughts bringing sanity
If I felt frustrated and want to give it all up
It’s you who makes me stop and take a step back.
Coz when you’re standing so close to the edge
Nothing’s more important than that next step
Yeah when you’re standing so close to the edge
Nothing’s more important than that next step

Verse 2.
The rewards are there for all to see
There’s money on tap and the comfort it brings
Fast cars, smart clothes and property
But what is the real price of these
With all these trappings of wealth
There’s a hidden cost to your health
Yeah with all of these trappings of wealth
There’s a hidden cost to your health

Chorus
Coz this is life out in the fast lane
The pressure’s on there’s so much to gain
There are no prizes for second place
When you’re running in the rat race
Failure’s not an option there’s no plan B
But I need you to watch my back for me
Yeah, failure’s not an option there’s no plan B
But I need you to watch my back for me

Verse 3.
There is many a man waiting to fill my shoes
Wishing to have all that I can lose
There are also some who think they are better than me
But you know the truth and what I can achieve
You are only as good as your latest result
And it truly is so very tough at the top
Yeah you’re only as good as your latest result
And it truly is so tough at the top.

Chorus.

Coz this is life out in the fast lane
The pressure’s on there’s so much to gain
There are no prizes for second place
When you’re running in the rat race
Coz this is life out in the fast lane
The pressure’s on there’s so much to gain
There are no prizes for second place
When you’re running in the rat race
Failure’s not an option there’s no plan B
But I need you to watch my back for me
Yeah, failure’s not an option there’s no plan B
But I need you to watch my back for me
Track Name: Sight for Sore Eyes
A Sight for Sore Eyes

Verse 1.
Blood red is your colour, with a hint of black
Like bees to honey you say it is sure to attract
Painted lips and nails and leather boots
You turn the heads as you cross the room.

Chorus
Coz you’re a sight, you don’t see everyday
A sight that takes my breath away
A sight that makes the people say
That you’re a sight, A sight for sore eyes.

Verse 2.
That skirt that you wear, is way too short
The too tight top shows you’ve got the lot
Sitting at the bar you’re like a glittering prize
Any passing man has to feast his eyes

Chorus

Middle Eight
And the guys at the factory I know that they all envy me
coz I’m living out my fantasy every time you come home with me

Verse 3.
You’ve developed that walk since the day you were born
Swaying down the street all the eyes are drawn
Bottle blonde hair and throwaway smile
Those hours in front of a mirror seem so worthwhile

Chorus

Middle Eight
And the guys at the factory I know that they all envy me
When they see you with me in their eyes I see jealousy
And those guys at the factory I know that they all envy me
coz I’m living out my fantasy every time you come home with me
Track Name: The Later Train
The later train.

Chorus
I caught the later train,
I caught the later train,
I’m on the later train,
To miss you waiting at the gate

Verse 1.
I know no break up is ever easy
And ours was as tough as it can be
And I knew you would not want to accept it
You would fight so hard to stay with me
And that’s why

Chorus

Verse 2.
As a couple I know that we have changed
And I guess that I’ve had enough of being with you
Those traits of yours that I used to enjoy
Now mean that we cannot continue
And that’s why

Chorus

Middle eight
On the later train I had time to think
And on the later train I had time for a drink
On the later train I had time to prepare
Just what I would say if you were still standing there
And that’s why

Chorus
Track Name: Girls on the Phone
Girls On The Phone

Verse 1.
Well I’ve been talking to those girls on the phone
I always ring them when I’m on my own
We’ll talk a while and they do what I say
Just as long as I continue to pay

Verse 2.
Well I’ve been talking to those girls on the phone
I use my credit card and then they come on
They’re always happy to talk to me
Coz they want more of my money

Chorus
Girls on the phone are on my TV
I see them and they’ll never see me
It’s the way I like it and the way it should be
The girls on the phone on my TV

Verse 3.
Well I’ve been talking to those girls on the phone
I know all their names and I tell them my own
They say that they have photo’s that I can see
If I will pay them the required fee

Chorus
Middle Eight
There are different types with different looks
They shake the phone and their fingers crook
Their ages vary and the hairstyles too
Give them a call and they’ll talk dirty to you
They’re from down South or way up North
They dress to please and then they take it off
They are long or short, They’re big or slim
They are all there waiting for the phone to ring
Track Name: Drama Queen
Drama Queen

Verse 1.
Nothing seems easy
There’s always a hitch
You know how it goes
Well life is a bitch
But calling it a crisis
When it’s only a snag
And building up tension
Just plays in your hands

Chorus
You’re seeking the attention
Creating quite a scene
Kicking up a fuss
You’re a Drama queen
All that over reaction
Is really quite obscene
Hogging the limelight
Drama Queen

Verse 2.
You love the effect
of causing commotion
Losing proportion
Through over emotion
If you can be the centre
of everyone’s gaze
just being noticed
makes for happy days

Chorus

You don’t want a quiet life
For you that would be dull
The more you’re in the spotlight
The bigger is your smile
8 bars solo

Verse 3.
You love the effect
of causing commotion
Losing proportion
Through over emotion
By throwing a tantrum
And playing mind games
You can get what you want
And achieve all your aims

Chorus