The Battle for Everything Album

Artist(s): Five for Fighting

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Tracklist

NYC Weather Report

length: 4:54
lead vocals: John Ondrasik

Got to get away from here,
Got to get away from all these thinkers, drinking up my thoughts again
Got to get away from here,
Got to get away from all these choosers, losers, all my best of friends
Sit back new york city
You're not cute but you're oh so pretty
When the rain comes you fall up again,
Sunny, you are a part of me
Sunny, you are the heart of me

Got to get away from here,
Got to get away from all these people who need people
You know it really makes me sick
Got to get away from here,
Got to get away from expectations, recreations, just for the sake of it

Sit back new york city
You're not cute but you're oh so pretty
When the rain comes you fall up again,
Sunny, you are a part of me
Sunny, you are the heart of me

Sit back new york city
You're not cute but you're oh so pretty
When the rain falls you come up again
Sit back new york city friend

Got to get away from here,
Got to get away from what I'm thinking, I'm thinking, it's too much for anyone
Got to get away from here,
Got get away from what you're drinking, you're drinking, so I'll take another one

The Devil in the Wishing Well

length: 3:32
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
I met Jane at the center of the earth
It was dark there was dirt all around
But I gather you can figure that

Jane says I'm your body in the night
And I'll lead you where you might find yourself
Better if you follow me

So go right you'll be left at a big hotel
You'll meet the devil at the bottom of a wishing well
You know you better give him something
Give him something good
Like everybody else he's misunderstood

Jane says it's a long way out,
I'm gonna make it out
Cause I'm about her

Jane says, you're as Holy as a ghost,
But who loves you the most, if you offer
I might let you carry me

Jane there's nobody here but yourself
In the end it's the wealth of your spirit
Now hurry up get on with it

I went left I got right at some big hotel
There was a devil at the bottom of the wishing well
He said you better give me something
Give me something good
Like everybody else I'm misunderstood

Jane says it's a long way out
I'm gonna make it out
Cause I'm about
Jane says it's a long way out
I'm gonna make it out

I took a guess and cut a portion out of my heart
He said that's nowhere close enough but it's a damn good start
I wrote the secret that I buried on the wishing well wall
He said I've seen one, it follows that I've seen them all
We spoke of human destination in a perfect world
Derived the nature of the universe (found it unfulfilled)
As I took him in my arms he screamed I'm not insane
I'm just looking for someone to understand my pain

It's a long way out
I'm gonna make it out

If God Made You

length: 4:17
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
Hey Kid
Your time has come to change
Though I need you more than I've needed anyone in any way tonight
Hey Kid, I know it won't be long
The Captain's calling, come to see you back where we belong

Something inside me is breaking
Something inside says there's somewhere better than this

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in her eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Hey Kid
Do wishes count at all
Can you give me a sign, give me anything I won't tell a soul you told
Hey Kid, will you hold me when I sleep
Will you find me when the tide decides that I got to leave

Something inside me is breaking
Something inside says there's somewhere better than this

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in her eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in your eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Something inside me is breaking
Something inside says there's somewhere better than this my love

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in her eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in your eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you, he's in love with me

100 Years

length: 4:06
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
composer: John Ondrasik
lyricist: John Ondrasik
I'm fifteen for a moment
Caught in between ten and twenty
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

I'm twenty two for a moment
She feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars

Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
Fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

I'm thirty three for a moment
Still the man, but you see I'm of age
A kid on the way
A family on my mind

I'm forty five for a moment
The sea is high
And I'm heading into a crisis
Chasing the years of my life

Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy, time to lose yourself
Within a morning star
Fifteen I'm all right with you
Fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

Half time goes by
Suddenly you're wise
Another blink of an eye
Sixty seven is gone
The sun is getting high
We're moving on

I'm ninety nine for a moment
Time for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

Fifteen there's still time for you
Twenty two I feel her too
Thirty three you're on your way
Every day's a new day
Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey fifteen, there's never a wish better than this

When you only got a hundred years to live

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Angels & Girlfriends

length: 3:31
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
I met her down at a Pineapple Parking lot
She said I love you more
I said I love you not
And all the while I stood in line at the paint shop

She said I'll take you where you'll never go again
I'll be your only love
You'll be my only friend
And for your time I'll let you dine at my office

Angels never come for free
If you know what I know you know what I mean
You can love em now - you can love em later

Girlfriends never fall for fun
They can tie you up make you come undone
You can learn to fly - But you can't create her

She led me down though a forest of wooden chairs
As she ate my lunch I looked out for bears
And in a sense you could say she snared my attention

She said I am your perfect finality
And as I got her off she got off her knees
And for my grind I got honorable mention

Everybody needs one
Everybody's bound
Everybody swings upon the Marry-Go-Around

Girlfriends never fall for fun
They can tear you up make you come undone...

[harmonica]

So now I'm stuck in this pineapple parking lot
I had what I was now I'm what I got
And if I may... may I lend you some kind of direction

If you go you may never come back again
She's my only love
She my only friend
And for that there is no kind of protection

Everybody needs one...
Everybody's bound
Everybody swings and meanwhile Mary Goes Around

Angels never come for free
If you know what I know you know what I mean
1st you hate to love and then you love to hate her

Girlfriends never fall alone
Now you know what I know you know what I've known
I'll see you now...and I'll see you later
I'll see you later
I think I can save her
I wish I could date her

Dying

length: 3:18
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
I'm dying, dying to wake up without you, without you in my head again
I'm dying, dying to forget about you, that you ever lived
There's a shade come over this heart that's coping with laying down to rest
I'm dying to live without you again

I'm dying, dying to find a distraction, get you away from me
I'm dying, dying to reach a conclusion, so that the world can see
It's the same old story of love and glory that broke before it bent
I'm dying to live without you again

The first time you left I said goodbye
Now there's not a prayer that can survive

Dying, dying to die just to come back so we can meet again
Dying, dying to say what I always should have said
It's a strange emotion this but there's still hope in this
As long as there's a breath...
I'm dying and I can't live without you again

It's a strange emotion this but there's still hope in this
As long as there's a breath

I'm dying and I can't live without you
I'm dying and I can't live without you again

Infidel

length: 3:32
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
Heaven fell from the sky tonight
There were virgins in my backyard chasing angels with fire sticks
Heaven fell on herself tonight
And Moses lay in pieces from some seventeen year old bomb

Here we go, someone's knocking at my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for this ****
Here we go, someone's knocking at my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for it, ask for it, ask for it

Heaven fell from the sky tonight
And the whole damn world invited themselves to my Sunday BBQ

Heaven fell and it's not all right
And God won't dare show his face from of the bottom of my swimming pool

Here we go, someone's knocking in my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for this ****
Here we go, someone's knocking at my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for it, ask for it, ask for it

La lee be la lee
La lee be lo
Here comes the fire trucks, open the show
Here in the spotlight, which way did they go
Which way did they go

Heaven fell on herself tonight

Disneyland

length: 3:52
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
I woke up got my lazy *** out of bed
I watered all the rocks growing in my head
I had a thought, and fell asleep on you

There I was somewhere west of tomorrow land
Flying through the stars just like peter pan
I said, damn this looks too good to be true

There she goes, my heart again (would you mind rolling over)
I can feel it in the air (something's coming down)
I don't know and I don't care that it's a small world

It's a nice day if you wake up in Disneyland,
It's a nice day when you wake up in Disneyland

In my dream everybody's got a little house
A dog, a bank account managed by mickey mouse
And the only thing we fight about is the Lakers

In my dream all the pirates down in Neverland
Never get the hook, they just get a hand
While the Crocs sing superman till we just can't take it

There she goes, my heart again (do you mind rolling over)
I can feel it in the air (something's coming down)
I don't know and I don't care if it's a small world

It's a nice day when you wake up in Disneyland,
It's a nice day if you wake up in Disneyland

We can fly away

I woke up got my lazy *** out of bed
I watered all the rocks growing in my head
I had a thought, and I looked up to see

The sign read the park she's closed today
E-tickets don't work here no more anyway
Where every day's a magic day to be free you see

It's a nice day when you wake up in Disneyland
It's a nice day should you wake up in Disneyland
It's your l.u.c.k.y. day should you wake up in Disneyland
It's a nice day should you wake up in Disneyland

Maybe I

length: 4:30
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
You were right
You came over me
What'd never been before
You slid under my door and now I find
A Reason to admit I've been too lazy

But in this light
In this atmosphere
I'm starting to believe
The other side of me but who's to know
Honey, surely one of us is crazy

Maybe I, I'm not so easily stung
Maybe I, I got some love for someone
Maybe I, I'm not the story for you
Maybe I, I'll be the do you ought to do

So now I stand
I never stood before
What's better left unsaid is done, buried and dead and you're alive
Girl I think you might just stay the night

Maybe I, I'm not so easily stung
Maybe I, I got some love for someone
Maybe I, I'll write a story for you
Maybe I, I'll be the do you ought to do

I'm not trying to take it easy
I'm not trying to help you see
I'm not trying to take us over
I'm just trying to believe

Maybe I, I'm not so easily stung
Maybe I, I got some love for someone
Maybe I, I'm just the story for you
Maybe I, I'll be the do you ought to do

Maybe I, I'm not the one for your love
Maybe I, I'll be your heaven above
Maybe I, I'll write a story for two
Maybe I, I'll be the do that you do

The Taste

length: 3:11
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
So I seen her
In a land that was forgotten
She brought a candle to my mind
But it got no easier then
So I snuck out of her apartment
I went down to buy a premium
But all that settled was my mind, for a time
Till she showed me what a fire was

I will be a happy man if you're my sacred son
I could be a dividend if you're my only one

So I bought 12,000 acres
Suddenly it was a dozen
And for a moment I was blind but for the time
I caught a glimpse inside the universe there
I couldn't handle the dimensions
See two plus two can equal five here
So I sold off unto a lamb, but it was a scam
And he giggled like he'd won the lottery

I will be a happy man if you're my sacred son
I could be a dividend if you're my only one

And all the children started singing
There I fell into a coffin
Brought the water in my eyes
(Surprised) I wondered at the miracle there

When it all was finally over
I thought about our time here
Here where everything's divine
Well I find I still got the taste for you
I still got the taste for you
I still got the taste for you
I still got the taste for you

If you're my only one

One More for Love

length: 4:15
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
Baby there's something on my mind tonight
There's a reason to believe we almost got it right
There's a fire burning in the firelight
As we roll on tonight

There's paper promises and alibis
There is certainly uncertainty in all our eyes
But as long as you are here I'll be all right
As we roll on tonight

So you go out, I'll go on
If there's a doubt, we'll be strong
As we go on singing
One more for love my love
One more for love

There's always blood to fill the heart betrayed
There are children being born to every house that's raised
And we're getting closer to where we got it made
As we roll on tonight

So you go out, I'll go on
If there's a doubt, we'll be strong
As we go on singing
One more for love my love
One more for love

I'm never going to wait for anything
Never going to break for anything
Cause I am one more for love my love
One more for love
One more for love my love

Baby there's something on my mind tonight
There's a reason to believe that we got it right
And all and all you're all that's on my mind tonight As we roll on

One more for love my love
One more for love

Nobody

length: 5:12
lead vocals: John Ondrasik
Take off your shoes, take off yourself
Take off your rented mental health
Take off your raincoat, settle down
Take off your nightmare and your frown
There is a place for you to go
To see another ringer in a rock show
Take my pretense for a time
Cause I want to say to you

I'm nobody without you, buddy
My long lost friend

If you're not here to hear me scream
Am I silent like a dream
Where all the dragons are my friends
Each night we meet our bitter ends
Do I need you to make me real
Like Wheeler spinning his own wheel
Quantum strings within my brain
Popping sanities insane

I'm nobody without you, buddy
My long lost friend

Not everybody has a brain
Not everybody's going sane
Not everybody wishes well
Not everybody's heaven's hell
Sometimes there's someone to blame
Sometimes a place for shame
Sometimes good's better than bad
Sometimes good's better than bad
Sometimes good's better than bad
Sometimes you're better than me

Heaven fell on herself tonight
As the devil met me in the wishing well
And in that moment I found myself knowing
That in the end it's just about you and me
Nothing smaller or larger
Though dragons are good for the soul
Nothing can be better than baring yourself for another,
Open for scrutiny, ridicule, and indulgence
Therein lies the balls, and the mind, and the heart,
As fear is truly the Mindkiller,
When nothing is left,
Everything is gained,
You see I wish I was a poet
But I know as we go round and round
Though endings are never ever happy
It's the happy moments along the way
That in the end
Make it, OK