Transition Album

Artist(s): Steve Lukather

Cover Art

Steve Lukather Transition Cover Art

Tracklist

Judgement Day

length: 7:17

Two A.M. it's me again
My mind is racing faster
Than the speed of light

The Sands of Time. My human crimes
The time I spend reflecting
All the wrongs in life

Take another look inside
Those teeny cobalt eyes

It finally hits. You're full of s___
Your tiny fingers dancing
On your keys of hate

The tables turn. What have you learned
Hope you're feelin' better
In your altered state

We can read the lies you write
For all the world to see
The reflection in the mirror shows it's you.
But you blame me

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Jump back, Turn around.
You realize you're running from your history
Ten days. A million years. It doesn't really matter to me anyway
Push shove. Blame the world. Jump the ship.
You can't run far enough away
The sky turns from blue into grey
It's Judgment Day

Five A.M. it's you again
Forgetting that the words you wrote
Have crossed the world
You wipe your eyes and shake your head
The only thing that matters
Is the hate you hurled

You should take the time
To realize the pain inside
Take a look at your life
Instead of trying to tear at mine

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The sky turns to grey
It's Judgment Day

Creep Motel

length: 5:47
There is something wrong with the song
that you sing it's really about yourself
Just a hate for the sake of the thing
You wish you were someone else

It doesn't take a crystal ball
to see you kinda psycho every home
your evolution is back to unfold
you mock the meat you feed it on

[Chorus]
Save your bullshit
You know the smell
i know the devil has reserved your place in hell
time to check in at the creep motel (creep motel)
as you taste the bitter pil you know so well

It's never right when the life that you lead
Is nothing but a shadow on the wall
All the love and the blood that you leach
Will surely be the author of your fall

You don't even see the irony
the definition is not to be escaped
you found a medium for mockery
i hope you're chokin' on your plate

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It doesn't take a crystal ball
to see you kinda f___ed up every home
You spend your life with your face to the wall
and mock the meat you're bleeding on

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Once Again

length: 4:58
Just another day, just another moment
I really miss the touch of your hand
My broken heart it bleeds
So now I must concede
That it's over now

I don't understand, why we didn't make it
It seemed so right so many years ago
My empty soul it cries
No matter how hard to try
I gotta let it go

[Chorus:]
When I look in your eyes
I can see the memories
I remember the times, we had
The laughter and the history
I just lost my dearest friend..
And I'm alone Once Again

The years they pass so fast,
I can't catch my breath
I wake up every day,
you're still not there
I think about the past
And why it didn't last
And the love we shared...

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Right the Wrong

length: 6:21
Times have changed
Nothing ever stays the same
Waking up to news
That brings me down

I'm amazed
Promises of hope and change
They never ever seemed
To come around

I'm tired of waiting
For the world to end
We can't let it disappear

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We are the future and the past
We gotta make it last
Before it's gone
We can't just let it slip away
Into yesterday
It's been too long
Let's right the wrong

Remember when
Before the age of virtual friends
When people looked
Into each others eyes

Sad to say
That feeling now it's gone away
Society is deep in its demise

I'm tired of waiting
For the world to end
We can't let it disappear

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Transition

length: 5:33
What happens after death
After many years in life and all the love
And pain I have endured
I take one long last breath
Hoping that mistakes I've made
The promises I broke have all been cured
I shed my tears
My smiles and fears
But I can't let go of you

Last Man Standing

length: 5:21
drums (drum set): Eric Valentine
Waking up in a different life
A sea of strangers everywhere
How am I supposed to find my way back home
Trampling through the sands of time
Back to where I started
But somebody must have torn up the road

It's hard to face the truth alone
I'm searchin' for a kindred soul
To see an old friend's face I'd give everything I own
The future's comin' down like rain
To wash away these yesterdays
Feelin' stranded here with nowhere else to go

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And I won't give up, and I won't give in
Even if I'm the last man standing
On this lonely road
Full of sticks and stones
When my journey ends,
Will I find out then
Is the end worth waiting for
Wish that I could know
Before the credits roll...
Show me the truth

Walking backwards through a crowd
No sense of direction now
I'm feeling like I've been here once before
The ghosts keep floating by my face
The future of the human race
As long as I can stay here I'll hang on
Inside the time and place that I belong

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Do I Stand Alone

length: 4:11
I opened my eyes
As the sun came up
It's the start of a brand new day

I hear the sounds of the world
Ringing in my ears
Then the hope starts to drift away

I look to the screen
In my disbelief
Another human right dissapears
Who do I blame what can I do
As I watch the hope turn to fear

When was the moment
It all began to fade
I don't remember
Saying it's ok

Don't try to take away my freedom
Don't try to take away my voice
No matter which side you're on, you're wrong
'Cause I don't have another choice
Do I stand alone

As I take to the streets I see others like me
I'm not the only one
I look for a smile from a friendly face
But the war has just begun

The devalued our dollar
Devalued our lives
Powered by lies and greed
As the poor lie hungry and the rich die fat
We've got to fill the need

Now is the moment
Our protest must be heard
Their madness can't stop us
Gotta make them hear these words

Don't try to take away my freedom
Don't try to take away my voice
No matter which side you're on
You're wrong
'Cause I don't have another choice
Do I stand alone

Don't try to take away my freedom
Don't try to take away my voice
No matter which side you're on
You're wrong
'Cause I don't have another choice
Do I stand alone

Rest of the World

length: 4:02
Can we stay right here forever
And listen to the rain on the windowsill
While our hearts beat together
Feels like time is standing still

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I wonder what the rest of the world
Is doing tonight
Are they falling in love like you and I
So close your eyes and hold me tight
And we'll leave the world behind

I get lost inside your whisper
It's my secret hideaway
You make me peaceful like a river
No one else on earth could feel this way

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This must be perfection
There ain't nothing left to need
You know it's meant to be
If they could only see
Baby you and me
Girl it feels so right

I wonder what the rest of the world
Is doing tonight
Are they falling in love like you and I
So close your eyes
And hold me tight
Hold me tight
And we'll leave the world behind

I wonder what the rest of the world
Is doing tonight
Are they falling in love like you and I
So close your eyes
And hold me tight
Hold me tight
And we'll leave the world behind

Smile

length: 2:31
arranger: Steve Weingart, C.J. Vanston and Steve Lukather
composer: Charlie Chaplin
Instrumental