Ever Changing Times Album

Artist(s): Steve Lukather

Cover Art

Steve Lukather Ever Changing Times Cover Art

Tracklist

Ever Changing Times

length: 5:30

As the sun breaks down through the auburn haze to an empty town
All the rusted cars, the dissarray, not a soul around
It's the end result of a poison past, and it won't be long
Till there's no one left to eat or breathe
That's the road we're on

So, line up and follow the fools
Or stand up and shout out the truth

[Chorus:]
These are ever changing times
Full of every danger sign
And the only hope for us to survive
Is to wipe away the lies
Every tear from every eye
Every woman, man, and child realize (recognize)
These ever changing times

All the sounds of war ringing in the air all around the world
And the endless game leaving no one spared when the flag's unfurled
And the ground that's gained is the ground that's lost, making both sides lose
And the price that's paid is the highest cost, 'cause it's me and you

So, line up and follow the fools
Or stand up and shout out the truth..don't you know

[Chorus]

So, line up and follow the fools
Or stand up and shout out the truth..don't you know

[Chorus 2x]

The Letting Go

length: 5:53
All the questions that you never thought to ask
Always thinking he was there to watch your back
Years that you've wasted...gone

Always in the name of loyalty and faith
All the memories you wish you had not made
Tears, as you taste them
Each one a piece of your soul, so cold
As the truth starts to unfold

One voice calling, one tear falling
They echo in emptiness
One bridge burning, last page turning
Don't waste time on regrets
One world's ending, broken, bending
It's time to walk out that door
And to savor the taste of good-bye
It's time for the letting go

Up till now the road was straight, and smooth, and clear
All at once the path's completely dissapeared
Clouds bring the darkness down

Here's a candle and a match to help you on
Till the storm is done, and then you're on your own
A shoulder to lean on
Just till you're back on your feet, 'till you're free
'Til that old smile starts to show

One voice calling, one tear falling
They echo in emptiness
One bridge burning, last page turning
Don't waste time on regrets
One heart breaking, rude awakening
Some things you just can't control
One world's ending, broken, bending
It's time to walk out that door
And to savor the taste of good-bye
It's time for the letting go
It's time for the letting go
It's time for the letting go
Time, time for the letting go

New World

length: 4:33
I woke up on a sidewalk
In a dream where no one heard a single word I screamed
It was somewhere in the future
This is not the perfect world that I thought it would be

I wandered by the White House
All the weeds and broken bottles scattered everywhere
All the greed and bad intentions
Our refusal to prevent them - I just stood and stared

Empty highways, flooded towns
Is it way too late to turn it all around?

[Chorus:]
Take your soul and throw it away
You won't need it in the new world
Where there's no one left to save
We gotta take our stand, it's judgement day
If we ignore the final warning
It's a new world
We gotta pay for our history

I woke up feeling s___ty
Drank a half a pot of coffee just to clear my head
As I read the morning paper
I'm not feeling any safer after what I just read

Empty highways, flooded towns
Is it way too late to turn it all around?

[Chorus]

Follow me now to higher ground
If we wait any longer then this world will tumble down
Those who were lost soon will be found
It's our destiny

Take your soul and throw it away
You won't need it in the new world
Where there's no one left to save
We gotta take our stand, it's judgement day
If we ignore the final warning
(If we ignore the final warning )

[Chorus]

Tell Me What You Want From Me

length: 5:14
Come and see the smoke and mirror show
See how we turn the truth around
After which we slide across the floor
Lead you away from solid ground
The angel falls and tempts the youth
But that's not the way

But I know what's right
What I hold in my soul helps me sleep through the night
It's hard not to stray
When the voices persuade you to turn and complain
Everything fades away

Tell me what you want from me

Watch the people come, and watch them leave
They sell your heart and watch it grieve
Always feeding from a helping hand
And slip away 'cause that's the plan

But you know what's right
What I hold in my soul helps me sleep through the night
It's hard not to stray
When the voices persuade you to turn and complain
Everything fades away

Tell me what you want from me

All the tears (all of the tears)
Tears you cry
All the years (all of the years)
Years gone by

Tell me what you want from me

I Am

length: 3:15
You broke the sacred seal
Then you rolled away the stone
To a cave that leads way down to my soul

Your touch was cold as steel
Reaching through my flesh and bone
To a heart you thought somehow you controlled

Now your masquerade's unraveling
As my trap door closes without a sound

Reach through the shadows
Right through the empty air
Only the pure of heart
Can see if I'm really there
I'm an illusion
Immune to your helpless scam
I wait for one true spark
'Cause that's who I am

I'm an illusion
Immune to your helpless scam
I wait for one true spark
'Cause that's who I am
Yeah, that's who I am
'Cause that's who I am

Jammin With Jesus

length: 5:56
I'm jammin' with Jesus
You know me by name
I'll give you the answers
Just give me your pain

I'm jammin' with Jesus
I just need your trust
Just lay down your silver
Right down in the dust

So follow me now
It's out of the tomb
Just roll back the stone
And play for the tune

Come and bring mohammad to the mountain
Everybody's gonna drink in the fountain
Sing hail hosanna, jump into the ocean
All you need is a little devotion

I'm jammin' with Jesus
I'm all that is good
I'll clean out you mind
I won't make no promise
I give you his word

Believe in me now
And you will be saved
Let's walk on the water
Let's catch the next wave

Come and bring mohammad to the mountain
Everybody's gonna drink in the fountain
Sing hail hosanna, jump into the ocean
All you need is a little devotion

Come and bring mohammad to the mountain
Everybody's gonna drink in the fountain
Sing hail hosanna, jump into the ocean
All you need is a little devotion

Stab in the Back

Vodka, on the rocks
One more for my best friend
Long time, how you been?
What lie should I tell him?
'Cause the scar inside is still there

Six piece little band
A hand shake was the contract
Ink pen in his hand
Getting ready for the last act
As I drink the last poisonous drop

The innocence of youth
I had slithered out and left me with the tab
In the end it's like a stab...
A stab in the back

[Chorus:]
All that's left to do is just to stagger out
All the shoulda coulda beens don't matter now
And the cold Ventura wind
From the breath of his last spin
In the end it's just a stab in the back
Stab in the back

Phone call on his cell
Went straight to his voice mail
At first glance, who could tell
He got his rolex at wholesale
As I speak of behalf of the fools

The only page that's left to turn
I should tear it out and watch it burn
And someday laugh at the stab...
Stab in my back

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

Never Ending Nights

length: 5:36
Try to replace life's broken windows
Girl, it's so hard to do
Try to retrace the lines 'round your shadows
Trying to get back to you
Try to unwind the hands of time
Trying to find where it all went wrong
Why did it all have to change?

Never ending nights
As I slowly slip into my darkness
I'm missing you
Still pretending I'm the one
Who is willing to wait here forever
Trapped inside this dream of mine

Try to erase all the mem'ries of you
But my heart just won't lie
Running away is my only solution
But there's nowhere to hide, baby
What will I do for the rest of my life
You were the one...who would light my way
Why did it all have to change?

Never ending nights
As I slowly slip into my darkness
I'm missing you
Still pretending I'm the one
Who is willing to wait here forever
Trapped inside this dream of mine

Never ending nights
As I slowly slip into my darkness
I'm missing you
Still pretending I'm the one
Who is willing to wait here forever
Trapped inside this dream of mine

Icebound

length: 4:20
One more Blue Kamakazi
Then I'll be out the door
Waitress shouts like a n___
I should've tipped her more

Freezing cold down on Houseton
The freaks are everywhere
Bob and weave all around them
I gave them quite a scare

[Chorus:]
Two out of three
Odds that I'll be
Icebound
Frozen in place
Tryin' to escape
Staring in s___e
Until I find the answers
That I'm searching for
Icebound

Wake up six in the morning
I'm staring at the sky
Cop says this is a warning
Go out and get a life

Walked in cold, unexpected
That was a year ago
Watched your show undetected
It's time to hit the road

[Chorus]

Two out of three
Odds that I'll be
Icebound

[Chorus]

How Many Zeros

length: 4:34
They try to walk on water
That's a waste of time
From the ivory tower
They can't take my vibe
Rich man sees a heaven
He tries to keep from me
No one knows forever
No one rides for free

It's a big loud life
It's a heavy price
But the greed is your disease
At the gates of hell
Go and ask yourself
What it means...
How many zeros...do you need?

Ate up with the sickness
Drowning in the luxury
Taking in the glory
'Til your hour of need
Burning with the hunger
That can't be satisfied
Aching from addiction
'Til the day you die...'til you die

It's a big loud life
It's a heavy price
Greed has got you on your knees
At the gates of hell
Go and ask yourself
What it means...
How many zeros...do you need?

It's a big loud life
It's a heavy price
But the greed is your disease
At the gates of hell
Go and ask yourself
What it means...
How many zeros...do you need?

It's a big loud life
It's a heavy price
Greed has got you on your knees
At the gates of hell
Go and ask yourself
What it means...
How many zeros...do you need?

The Truth

length: 3:51
Instrumental