America Town Album

Artist(s): Five for Fighting

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Five for Fighting America Town Cover Art

Tracklist

Easy Tonight

length: 4:09
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
piano: John Ondrasik
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
mixer: Jack Joseph-Puig
engineer: Gregg Wattenberg and Brian Scheuble
organ: John Ondrasik
acoustic guitar: John Ondrasik
strings arranger: John Ondrasik and Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Mark Montague
executive producer: Gregg Latterman and Evan Lamberg
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Rafael Serrano and Seth Horan
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik

You were wrong.
You were right.
And you are gone,
Tonight.

You were free.
So alive.
You were wrong.
You were right.

And you were down.
You could see.
And you wore hearts
For me.

You were sharp.
As sharp as knives.
You were wrong.
You were right.

Shot down.
Said you never had the chance.
Took a ride on a suicide romance.
Could have sworn there was somebody home

To facilitate the great unknown.
Woman, I ain't going to meet you anywhere.
Don't know where I'm going yet,
But I sure am getting there.

Shotgun fire.
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone.
Alright.
No, it's not easy tonight.

Shotgun fire.
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone.
Alright.
No, it's not easy tonight.

You were bound.
You were free.
And you wear black
For me.

You were dark.
As dark as night.
You were wrong.
Yeah, you were right.

Well, shot down.
Said you never had the chance.
Took a ride on a suicide romance.
Could have sworn there was somebody home

To facilitate the great unknown.
Woman, I ain't going to meet you anywhere.
Don't know where I'm going yet,
No, but I sure am getting there.

Shotgun fire.
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone.
Alright.
No, it's not easy tonight.

Shotgun fire.
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone.
Alright.
Hell, it's not easy tonight.

She's in over my head.
And it's not easy, it's not easy tonight.
She's in over my head.
And it's not easy, it's not easy tonight.

Shotgun fire.
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone.
Alright.
It's not easy tonight.

Shotgun fire.
Anybody home?
I got two dimes in the telephone.
Alright, yeah.

You were free.
Now your not.
You were free, babe.

Bloody Mary (A Note on Apathy)

length: 3:47
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
mixer: Jack Joseph-Puig
engineer: Brian Scheuble and Gregg Wattenberg
acoustic guitar: John Ondrasik
strings arranger: John Ondrasik and Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Sheldon Gomberg
executive producer: Gregg Latterman and Evan Lamberg
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Seth Horan and Rafael Serrano
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
Over by the still she says,
"Man I think you better wait for tomorrow!
Take this pillow for your head
And I'll take you."

Back against the beast I went
To feel her coming, hot for a follow up
Here comes the sun again (to see me through)

On and on she takes me from you, my love
On and on she rakes me from you

Happily I leave her fed
Tonight I swear, I swear on tomorrow (wait)
Here comes the sun again
To see me through

On and on she takes me from you, my love
On and on she rakes me from you

Bloody Mary's for all
Bloody Mary's for all

On and on she takes me from you, my love
On and on she rakes me from you

All of my dreams for you to follow
All of my dreams for you to swallow
All of my dreams for you

Superman (It’s Not Easy)

length: 3:43
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
guest piano: Shane Keister
mixer: Bob Clearmountain and Jack Joseph-Puig
engineer: Brian Scheuble and Gregg Wattenberg
guest acoustic guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
guest cello: Victor Lawrence
strings arranger: John Ondrasik and Ralph Farris
guest violin & viola: Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Sheldon Gomberg
executive producer: Evan Lamberg and Gregg Latterman
assistant mixer: Joe Zook and Richard Anderson
assistant engineer: Seth Horan and Rafael Serrano
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird
I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away, away from me
It's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy, or anything

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

Inside of me x3

I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
I'm only a man looking for a dream
I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
And It's not easy-

It's not easy to be me.

America Town

length: 3:53
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
guest background vocals: Niki Haris
guest organ: Shane Keister
mixer: Jack Joseph-Puig
engineer: Brian Scheuble and Gregg Wattenberg
acoustic guitar: John Ondrasik
strings arranger: John Ondrasik and Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Sheldon Gomberg
executive producer: Gregg Latterman and Evan Lamberg
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Rafael Serrano and Seth Horan
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
I know I should be happy in your land
It's not all that wild to me
Not that I want to be any other where
I know it's hell out there

Here in the borders of america town
All of the dollies are spinning round and round
Hail to the chief
Lets just drag them all down
There's got to be a hero somewhere

Used to get annoyed at the fire and the flag
Now it just seems old to me
(everyone is old to me)

And I know we'd kick your ***
But first I'll take a nap tonight
And know someone's looking out for me

Here in the borders of America town
All of the dollies are spinning round and round
Hail to the chief
Let's just drag them all down
There's got to be a hero somewhere

I tried it
I've seen it
I bought it all

Not that I'm upset
I can still make my bet on the basketball game
And I got my spare change
I'm even o.k. with the hoodlums on the hill
They're in my will
Like her and you
Whom and who
In america town
We all spin around
In america town
I'm really not down¡­
We all spin around
In america town
America town
America town

Something About You

length: 4:03
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
piano: John Ondrasik
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
performer: John Ondrasik
mixer: Jack Joseph-Puig
engineer: Brian Scheuble and Gregg Wattenberg
acoustic guitar: John Ondrasik
strings arranger: Ralph Farris and John Ondrasik
guest bass guitar: Sheldon Gomberg
executive producer: Gregg Latterman and Evan Lamberg
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Rafael Serrano and Seth Horan
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
I don't know where to begin
I don't know how to get out there to see you
I don't know where to dig in
I don't know how to get in there, to feel you

It's been too long and I'm about to be in time for me
It's been too long and I'm in time

Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that
Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that

I never thought I would win
I never thought much about that
(It's been a long time coming)
I never stopped to begin
Thinking about the process
(It's been a long time coming)

It's been too long and I'm about to be in time for me
It's been too long and I'm in time

Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that
Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that

And I'm going to be there, be there, alright

I don't know where to begin
I don't know how to get out there to see you

Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that
Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that

Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that
Baby there's something about you that
I can hold on to
I'm going to hold on to that

It's been a long time coming
I'm going to hold on to that

Jainy

length: 3:54
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
piano: John Ondrasik
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
mixer: Brian Scheuble
engineer: Gregg Wattenberg and Brian Scheuble
guest cello: Victor Lawrence
strings arranger: Ralph Farris and John Ondrasik
guest viola & violin: Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
executive producer: Evan Lamberg and Gregg Latterman
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Rafael Serrano and Seth Horan
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
Jainy sells for three dimes a night
Morning helps her find her way blind
And I love her more than I can tell
Heaven help me now
Seems I found to find her just as well

Jainy yea,
Jainy yea

Jainy takes me three times a night
Morning saves me and I find my way blind
And she loves me more than she can tell
Heaven help her now
Seems she's found to find me just as well

Jainy yea,
Jainy yea

Jainy stares at stars every night
Morning takes her eyes every time
And she'll love you more than you can tell
Heaven help us now
Seems you've finally found us, just as well

Jainy yea,
Jainy yea

She'll be all right
She'll be all right

Michael Jordan

length: 3:05
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
piano: John Ondrasik
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
mixer: Brian Scheuble
engineer: Gregg Wattenberg and Brian Scheuble
electric guitar: John Ondrasik
guest cello: Victor Lawrence
guest drums (drum set): Robert Medici
strings arranger: Ralph Farris and John Ondrasik
guest viola & violin: Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Mark Montague
executive producer: Evan Lamberg and Gregg Latterman
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Seth Horan and Rafael Serrano
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
My shirt, my hat, my books
A trip to the zoo
My couch, remote, a large coke yea
I'd get on my knees, my God,
If I could

I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give to be you

My job, my car, my cash
My house on the hill
My piano, I'd burn to ashes (yea)
I'd get on my knees, my God,
If I could

I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give to be you

My voice, my worm, my wife
A first born or two
I'd give the knife, my Mike if just,
Cut me at the knees
My God (My Jordan)

I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give anything
I would give to be you

Whoo hoo
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Out of Love

length: 3:54
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
guest organ: Shane Keister
mixer: Jack Joseph-Puig
engineer: Gregg Wattenberg and Brian Scheuble
acoustic guitar: John Ondrasik
strings arranger: John Ondrasik and Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Sheldon Gomberg
executive producer: Gregg Latterman and Evan Lamberg
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Seth Horan and Rafael Serrano
guest Wurlitzer electric piano: Shane Keister
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
I'm out of love again
And I need anyone
I'm out of love again
And I need everyone
I'm out I'm in again
And I need some love
I'm out of touch again
And I need you babe

I'm out of love again
But I got your stuff
I'm out of love again
But I got your love

I'm out of wack again
And I need soft heat
I'm down to far to bend
And I need something sweet

I'm out of love again
But I got your stuff
I'm out of love again
But I got your love
I'm out love again
But I got your stuff

People in my life, you're the one
Of people in my life you're the one

I'm out of love again
But I got your love
I'm out of love again
But I got your stuff
I'm out of love again
But I got your love

(I got your love)
(I got your love)
(I got your love)

I'm out of love again
I'm out of love again
I'm out of love again
Not while your by my side

The Last Great American

length: 3:01
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
guest double bass: Sheldon Gomberg
guest organ: Shane Keister
mixer: Brian Scheuble
engineer: Gregg Wattenberg and Brian Scheuble
guest acoustic guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
guest cello: Victor Lawrence
strings arranger: Ralph Farris and John Ondrasik
guest viola & violin: Ralph Farris
executive producer: Evan Lamberg and Gregg Latterman
assistant mixer: Joe Zook and Richard Anderson
assistant engineer: Seth Horan and Rafael Serrano
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
Mr. Merry cries in his coffin
For days he says he can remember
And through the town the pallbearers sing old songs
Of a beautiful purple mountain
From every walk of life we've come to see the last great American

May I now present you the speaker,
"Friends he was a man of men, a man of gold:
He had a how do you say, ethical like sense"
That's when the President started to giggle
And the children gave the blessing
Though the service weren't half done
Each of them sued the other one
For the last great American

Merry reaches up, we bow our heads
He pulls the lid on down and his stone is read

Here lies our Merry

The man with the heart so spent

That in this day and age

Is sick of living

And judges argue letters
Fabric comes undone
For every daughter every son
Of the last great American

For every daughter every son
Of the last great American

Love Song

length: 3:42
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
piano: John Ondrasik
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
mixer: Brian Scheuble
engineer: Gregg Wattenberg and Brian Scheuble
guest cello: Victor Lawrence
guest drums (drum set): Robert Medici
strings arranger: John Ondrasik and Ralph Farris
guest viola & violin: Ralph Farris
guest bass guitar: Mark Montague
executive producer: Evan Lamberg and Gregg Latterman
assistant mixer: Richard Anderson and Joe Zook
assistant engineer: Rafael Serrano and Seth Horan
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
Put away your tears and your sleepy eyes
Put away that bullshit, big boys they don't cry to their mommas
she'll be back soon
Put away your raincoat and make your bed
Take another bullet right to your head
Now, we're going on a picnic and we'll get there soon

And she says, maybe it's over
He says, there's plenty more fish in the sea
I say, don't go away from me

Now put away your dinner and have a snack
Tie your little brother up in a sack now
We're moving to the country and we'll get there soon (she says)

Now, pack up all the things that you don't deserve
Take another swing, well here comes a curve ball
I bet you can't hit it 'cause you'll swing to soon

And she says, maybe it's over
He says, there's plenty more fish in the sea
I say, don't go away, don't go away
Please don't go away, from me
But can you take it to hard
I'll never leave you

Take those damn pictures off of that shelf
Put away your mommy you don't need her
I found you a new one, she'll be here soon

And she says, my God it's over,
He says, I found another fish in the sea
I say, why me?
Why me?
Why me?
Why is it me?

Boat Parade

length: 2:51
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
guest background vocals: Gregg Wattenberg
guest organ: Shane Keister
mixer: Brian Scheuble
engineer: Brian Scheuble and Gregg Wattenberg
electric guitar: John Ondrasik
acoustic guitar: John Ondrasik
strings arranger: Ralph Farris and John Ondrasik
guest bass guitar: Sheldon Gomberg
executive producer: Gregg Latterman and Evan Lamberg
assistant mixer: Joe Zook and Richard Anderson
assistant engineer: Rafael Serrano and Seth Horan
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
There's a crack in the hull
Where the penitents used to live
There's a crack in the hull
Where the Penitents used to live

And we can make it right if we row all night
Give all that we can give
There's a crack in the hull
Where the penitents used to live

There's a leak in the hold
Where the infantry used to sleep
There's a leak in the hold
Where the Infantry used to sleep

And we can make it right if we roll all night
Baby dust off your knees
There's a leak in the hold
Where the infantry used to be

Little monsters (on the table)
Crazies here to play
Little monsters in the boat parade

There's a hole in the hat
Where the captain kept his dreams
There's a hole in the hat
Where the Captain kept his dreams

And we can make it right
If we sail all night
Better pray for a breeze
There's a hole in the hat
Where the captain used to be

Alright / Do You Mind

length: 5:39
producer: Gregg Wattenberg
guest electric guitar: Gregg Wattenberg
piano: John Ondrasik
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
guest background vocals: Gregg Wattenberg
guest double bass: Sheldon Gomberg
mixer: Brian Scheuble
engineer: Brian Scheuble and Gregg Wattenberg
acoustic guitar: John Ondrasik
Wurlitzer electric piano: John Ondrasik
strings arranger: Ralph Farris and John Ondrasik
executive producer: Gregg Latterman and Evan Lamberg
assistant mixer: Joe Zook and Richard Anderson
assistant engineer: Seth Horan and Rafael Serrano
guest drums (drum set) & percussion: Dorian Crozier
composer: John Ondrasik, John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik, John Ondrasik
I took her leaving like I did before
I turned around and I asked for more
And she didn't even mean a thing to me

I left my spirit at the chapel door
I sailed around til I lost the war
And you didn't even think to send a thing

But I'm alright, alright, I feel alright
I never been better in my life
You know the score

I'm just fine, I'm fine, feeling fine
A regular sawed off valentine
That nothing more

I hit my head upon the chamber door
And all the marbles rolled on the floor
And all the psychos in the ward start screaming

I'm alright, alright, I feel alright
I never been better in my life
You know the score

I'm just fine, I'm fine, feeling fine
A regular sawed off valentine
That nothing more

My baby

I'm alright, alright, I feel alright
I never been better in my life
You know the score

I'm just fine, I'm fine, feeling fine
A regular sawed off valentine
That nothing more