This Critic's Hope

This Critic's Hope

 Irvine, California, USA
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The Gift

Written By: Mike Herzig, John Overton

THE GIFT
(MIKE HERZIG, JOHN OVERTON)

WALK OUT MY FRONT DOOR, SEE THE CARS PASS BY
DOG PLAYING IN THE PARK, PLANES UP IN THE SKY
IT’S A BEUTIFUL THING, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING TO SEE
PEOPLE DRIVING TO WORK, GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE
LOTS OF KIDS PLAYING AND A WHOLE LOT MORE
IT’S NOT COMPLICATED, IT’S SIMPLICITY

“CHORUS”
THIS IS LIFE, THIS IS LIFE AND WE ONLY HAVE 40 TO 80 YEARS TO LIVE

SOME TIMES WERE STRESSED OUT, SOME TIMES WE FEEL GOOD
NO MATTER HOW THE TIMES ARE YOU KNOW WE SHOULD BE GRATFUL YOU SEE
IT’S A MIRACLE FOR YOU AND FOR ME
YEA I KNOW THAT THERE IS FIGHTING HATE AND WAR
BUT, ALONG WITH THAT IF YOU LOOK AROUND YOU’LL SEE MORE
THERE’S BEAUTY AND LOVE AND JOY AND WERE FREE

“CHORUS”
THIS IS LIFE, THIS IS LIFE AND WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED MOST EACH AND EVERY DAY

BRIDGE
THOUGH WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT THOGHTS ON THE WAY THAT WE LIVE AND WE PRAY
YES WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING THAT’S TO STAY IN THIS WORLD ONE MORE DAY, ONE MORE DAY, IN THIS LIFE

SOME HAVE BEEN AROUND 20 40 60 YEARS, WERE ALL JUST COGS IN THIS BIG ROLLING GEAR, WE'RE NOT DIFFERRENT YOU SEE
WE'RE THE SAME YEA YOU AND ME
WELL, BEING BORN IS JUST A CHANCH OF LOVE AND FATE,
BUT WHAT YOU DO WITH IT WELL THAT’S WHERE YOU MAKE YOUR STATEMENT YOU SEE, TO BIND OR LIVE AND LET BE

“CHORUS”
THIS IS LIFE, THIS IS LIFE AND WE ONLY HAVE 40 TO 80 YEARS TO PLAY
THIS IS LIFE, THIS IS LIFE AND WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED MOST EACH AND EVERY DAY
THIS IS LIFE, , SWEET SWEET LIFE, IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE, I HOPE THAT YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY, YEAAA THIS IS LIFE

The Plan

Written By: Mike Herzig, John Overton

THE PLAN

HE DOESN'T WANT TO GO, SHE DOESN'T WANT TO STAY,
IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ALWAYS END UP THIS WAY
A DIRTY LITTLE LOOK, A TINY LITTLE SIGN,
HE CAN SEE THAT SHE’S GOT SOMEONE ELSE ON HER MIND
SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE OBLIGATED TO MAKING HIM FEEL GOOD,
SHE JUST TURNED 21, THERE’S SOMEONE ELSE SHE SHOULD BE DOING
IT’S ALL BECOMING REAL CLEAR, SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SHE WANTS BUT,
SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE

“CHORUS"
I GUESS IT’S TIME, TIME FOR HIM TO BE GOING,
HE’S GOT A PLAN, IT’S NOT A GOOD ONE, IT’S ALL THAT HE KNOWS

WHEN IT GETS THIS FAR, WRAPPED UP SO TIGHT IN HIS HEAD,
THOUGHTS DON’T SEEM TO FOCUS, BRAIN CELLS SEEM TO BE DEAD
HE CAN’T FIND, FIND A WAY OUT,
SLIGHTEST WISPER BECOMES A DEAFEN SHOUT
THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY, YEA,
A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO A TEMPERARY PROBLEM THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY
BUT WHO ARE THEY, WHO ARE THEY ANYWAY,
THEY'RE NOT IN HIS HEAD, THEY'RE NOT HERE, HERE WITH HIM TODAY

“CHORUS”
I GUESS IT’S TIME, TIME THAT HE’S GOING, YEA,
HE’S GOT A PLAN, IT’S NOT A GOOD ONE BUT, IT’S ALL THAT HE KNOWS

“BRIDGE”
WHAT DO THEY KNOW ANY WAY,
THEY'RE NOT LIVING, LIVING IN HERE EVERYDAY
THE THINGS THAT SHE TOLD HIM ALONG THE WAY,
HE THOUGHT THAT SHE MEANT THEM
WHAT HE WANTED DIDN'T MATTER,
HE JUST NEEDED TO BE HER EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
HE GOT SO LOST HIS IDENTITY WAS SHATTERED AND HE LOST HIS LIFE ALONG THE WAY

HE DOESN'T WANT TO GO, SHE DOESN'T WANT TO STAY,
IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ALWAYS END UP, END UP THIS WAY
A DIRTY LITTLE LOOK, A TINY LITTLE SIGN,
HE CAN SEE SHE’S GOT SOMEONE ELSE ON HER MIND
ALL HIS HOPES AND DREAMS ARE CLOUDED IT’S MUCH HARDER TO SEE CLEAR
WHY WON’T SHE COME OUT TO HIS CAR, HE NEEDS HER TO BE NEAR
INSTEAD SHE GOES TO HER ROOM AND TURNS OUT THE LIGHT,
WITH A TEAR RUNNING DOWN HIS FACE, HE SAYS HIS LAST GOOD BYE

“CHORUS”
I GUESS IT’S TIME, TIME THAT HE’S GOING, YEA,
HE’S GOT A PLAN IT’S NOT A GOOD ONE BUT, IT’S ALL THAT HE KNOWS
I GUESS IT’S TIME, TIME FOR HIM TO BE GOING, YEA,
HE’S GOT A PLAN IT’S NOT A GOOD ONE BUT, IT’S ALL THAT HE KNOWS,
YEA, ALL THAT HE KNOWS

Shine On Me

Written By: Mike Herzig, John Overton

SHINE ON ME
(MIKE HERZIG, JOHN OVERTON)

LATELY I’VE BEEN THINKING, HOW MANY THINGS ARE IN YOUR WAY
NOTHING SEEMS TO OPEN YOU UP, NOTHING SEEMS TO CHANGE YOUR DAY
YOUR LIFE IT LIES SLEEPING, MY LIFE IT LIES INCOMPLETE
NOTHING SEEMS TO OPEN YOU UP, NO MATTER WHAT LIES AT YOUR FEET

“CHORUS”
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LET’S GO FROM HERE YEA, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LET’S GO FROM HERE YEA, SHINE ON ME

THERE'S SO MUCH OUT THERE FOR US YEA, YOU JUST HAVE TO OPEN UP YOUR EYES
WE BOTH KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN THERE ALL ALONG, IT SHOULDN'T COME AS SOME BIG SURPRISE
WHY SHOULD YOUR LIFE LIE SLEEPING, WHY SHOULD MINE BE INCOMPLETE
IT’S OUT THERE WAITING FOR US BABY, IT’S ALL OUT THERE LYING AT OUR FEET

“CHORUS”
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON ME

“BRIDGE”
DOESN'T MATTER WHAT WE THINK OR DO, YEA,
WE JUST MIGHT HAVE TO GO OUR SEPARATE WAYS
IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THIS WHOLE THING IS QUITE OVER,
IT JUST MEANS THAT, BABY, THERE MIGHT BE LESS RAINY DAYS

“CHORUS”
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LET’S GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE, LETS OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
LETS TAKE THESE LIVES AND OPEN THEM UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON ME

Shine On Me

Written By: Mike Herzig, John Overton

SHINE ON ME
(MIKE HERZIG, JOHN OVERTON)

LATELY I’VE BEEN THINKING, HOW MANY THINGS ARE IN YOUR WAY
NOTHING SEEMS TO OPEN YOU UP, NOTHING SEEMS TO CHANGE YOUR DAY
YOUR LIFE IT LIES SLEEPING, MY LIFE IT LIES INCOMPLETE
NOTHING SEEMS TO OPEN YOU UP, NO MATTER WHAT LIES AT YOUR FEET

“CHORUS”
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LET’S GO FROM HERE YEA, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LET’S GO FROM HERE YEA, SHINE ON ME

THERE'S SO MUCH OUT THERE FOR US YEA, YOU JUST HAVE TO OPEN UP YOUR EYES
WE BOTH KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN THERE ALL ALONG, IT SHOULDN'T COME AS SOME BIG SURPRISE
WHY SHOULD YOUR LIFE LIE SLEEPING, WHY SHOULD MINE BE INCOMPLETE
IT’S OUT THERE WAITING FOR US BABY, IT’S ALL OUT THERE LYING AT OUR FEET

“CHORUS”
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON ME

“BRIDGE”
DOESN'T MATTER WHAT WE THINK OR DO, YEA,
WE JUST MIGHT HAVE TO GO OUR SEPARATE WAYS
IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THIS WHOLE THING IS QUITE OVER,
IT JUST MEANS THAT, BABY, THERE MIGHT BE LESS RAINY DAYS

“CHORUS”
TAKE THIS LIFE, OPEN IT UP, LET’S GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
TAKE THIS LIFE, LETS OPEN IT UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON
LETS TAKE THESE LIVES AND OPEN THEM UP, LETS GO FROM HERE, SHINE ON ME

Do or Die

Written By: Mike Herzig, John Overton

DO OR DIE
(MIKE HERZIG, JOHN OVERTON)

GET UP EVERY MORNING AND WE PUSH OURSELVES TO WORK
EARN OUR MONEY BE SUCCESSFUL IT’S LIKE SCRATCHING IN THE DIRT
WE ALL GOTTA DO IT, AND I AINT ONE TO COMPLAIN
BUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COST OF LIVING AND THE WAGES IS INSANE
WE ALL GET REAL TIRED AND WE STILL KEEP ON TRYING
WE ALL GOTTA MAKE A LIVING, ITS DO OR DIE.

POLITICIANS ARE TALKING, THEY’RE PLAYING THE SAME OLD GAME
NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY TALK, NOTHING SEEMS TO CHANGE
GIVE HEALTH CARE HERE, GO OVER THERE CREATE A JOB
IT AIN’T THAT EASY, YOU CAN’T JUST FLIP A SWITCH OR TURN A KNOB
THEY TREAT US ALL LIKE FOOLS, EXPECT US TO BELIEVE THEIR LIES
IT’S JUST A GAME OF POLITICS, IT’S DO OR DIE

BRIDGE
SOMETHINGS GOTTA CHANGE, WE HAVEHAD ALL THAT WE CAN TAKE
TO MUCH BENDING, SOMETHINGS GONNA BREAK
WE CAN STILL KEEP OUR DIGNITY, HOLD OUR HEADS HIGH

("NEWS CAST PORTION -- VARIES EACH PERFORMANCE”)

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE WORLD STARTS CHANGING,
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN WE LOSE CONTROL,
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE SKY STARTS RAINING,
WHAT DO YOU DO, IT’S UP TO YOU DON’T YOU KNOW

SEND THE ARMY OVER HERE SEND THE MARINES OVER THERE
AS FAR AS THE GENERALS ARE CONCERNED WE NEED ALL THE MEN WE CAN SPARE
IRAQ, AFGANISTAN IT’S ALL THE SAME TO ME
WERE FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY, TO TRY TO KEEP US FREE
THIS THING NEVER ENDS AND WE WANT TO KNOW WHY
THEY JUST KEEP ON TELLING US IT’S DO OR DIE
THIS THING NEVER ENDS AND WE WANT TO KNOW WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY
THEY JUST KEEP ON SCREAMING IT’S DO OR DIE