Jon Gillahan

Jon Gillahan

 Hampden, Maine, USA
BandBlues

This is a major rewrite of a song that I had submitted a few years ago.

Band Members

  • Jon Gillahan Vocalist

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Contrition

Written By: Jon Gillahan

VERSE 1
Three years ago today
I gave my heart away
Swore I'd stand beside you come what may
And at first you were grateful
Now you've gone done something hateful
And it seems there's only one thing to say

CHORUS
Contrition
Don't tell me that you're sorry cause I need to see it
Contrition
Don't apologize cause I need to feel it
Contrition
Better get down on bended knee
Contrition
Beg forgivness for how you treated me

VERSE 2
If you don't want me anymore
Just say the word I'm out the door
Never thought it would end
Your love you are sacking
Your commitment's sorely lacking
Think of the messages that you send

BRIDGE
What’s going on inside your head?
Is that girl really dead?
Is this really who you wanted to be?
Once it seemed so perfect
Now it seems it’s hardly worth it.
Are the lights too bright for you to see?

VERSE 3
No apology or explanation
So much for appreciation
You can't see how what you did is bad
This relationship's no more fun
I've had it, nah I'm done
Less you can show me that you have

The Crush

Written By: Jon Gillahan

Verse 1
What did you say about her?
Why can't you leave her alone?
If you were up there could you do better?
Give it a try don't just whine and moan

Verse 2
Knocking down children for that pefect photo
Your ambition uncontrolled
You'd still do it if they were your kids
How can you vultures be so cold?

CHORUS
Pushing and pulling from every side
Everything going in a rush
Sometimes it's amazing
She's not ground down by the crush

Verse 3
Cameras and microphones up in her face
Haven't you ever heard of personal space!
Hey old man your hand doesn't go there
She's not a trophy for your display
REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
So do you think you know her
From just a magazine?
All her hopes her dreams her doubts and fears
You think if you could live her life
It would be so perfect
But you have never seen the tears

Verse 4
All this for one moment
Sea of faces, show of hands
Sharing love and music
Here its just the artist and the fans

FINAL CHORUS
And that's when it's worth it
It is the ultimate rush
If we all remember she's human
She won't be beaten by the crush

Hollywood Way

Written By: Jon Gillahan

VERSE 1
Two princesses came into town
Holding hands stars in their eyes
Years later they've been separated
Rehearsing lines living lies

CHORUS
Everyone's trying to get on top
Your either helping out
Or in the way
True friendship dies
For the sake of the dollar
That's the Hollywood way

VERSE 2
Two princesses tried for the same role
Something they said they'd never do
People said "Forget about her."
"You need to take care of you."
REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
It's no coincidence
What happened here
Tabloids reaching for their story
Rivals reaching for their glory
If they could do it all again
Would it be any different
Or would it be the same
Friendship dying for fame

VERSE 3
Two princesses sit at the party
No happy ending that ship has sailed
They thought they would last forever
But this is no fairy tale.
REPEAT CHORUS

Hollywood Way

Written By: Jon Gillahan

Hollywood Way
By Jon Gillahan

VERSE 1
Two girls came into town
Holding hands stars in their eyes
Sharks came out fresh meat in the water
Hiding the hunter behind their smiles

CHORUS
Everyone's trying to get on top
Business keeps love at bay
True friendship dies
For the sake of the dollar
That's the Hollywood way

VERSE 2
Two girls tried for the same role
Something they couldn't imagine a year ago
They were told "Forget about her."
Turning sisters into foes
REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
Tabloids reaching for their story
Rivals reaching for their glory
Innocence was lost
But who cares what it cost
In the end who's to blame
Friendship dying for fame

VERSE 3
Two girls sit at the party
No happy ending that ship has sailed
They thought they would last forever
But this is no fairy tale.
REPEAT CHORUS

Fallin' Out

Written By: Jon Gillahan

VERSE 1
We fell in love
So long ago
Don't know any other
Long in the past
We swore it would last
I promised her forever

CHORUS
Now the weight's too much
We're too far out of touch
Neighbors complain as we scream and shout
The love we once shared has fallen into despair
While were fallin' out

VERSE 2
Fought again today
What was it about?
Why can't we see eye to eye
Had to walk away
Needed space to breathe
Feels like love just died
REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
Sitting in this dive
Staring at her picture
How could I be so blind
Staring at the good times
Through these amber colored glasses
Maybe we could give it one more try

VERSE 3
Made it to the porch
Down on my knees
Asked if we could try again
Tears at least fall
The weight is gone
Two hearts can go on living

FINAL CHORUS
Now we're lighter than air
Pulled out of despair
Free from all pain and doubt
The love we share
Has at last been repaired
And we won't be fallin' out