It was killin’ me to see
The strongest man I ever knew
Wastin’ away to nothin’
In that hospital room
‘You know he’s only hangin’ on for you’
That’s what the night nurse said

I just wanna take a second and talk about something that happened to someone I cared for, very much. Someone I never got the pleasure to meet. It’s crazy how much you can miss someone you never actually saw, or talked to. But she knew all about me though. She was pregnant at the time, too. I was gonna be an uncle.

She was on her way to see us. I was just told that I had a sister, and as long as I can remember, I’ve just always wanted to have a sister. Well, there was a trucker on the road, driving a big 18-wheeler. I guess he had a bad day or something. Maybe he had just gotten fired, or something happened at home, I don’t know.

People always ask me why I hate alcohol; why I don’t like drinking. Seeing it just pisses me off. Hearing about it in songs about “how drunk you’re gonna get” pisses me off. I was going through a lot at the time. She was coming for me. I was so excited. She was 24 at the time; I was 11. Now I’m that age. I knew hardly nothing about her, but with the things I do know, I regret the memories that I never got to make. But I’m glad that I don’t bother with alcohol. I’ve had it, sure, but I’ve never been drunk, and I never drive at the same time.

But that drunk driver killed my sister in an accident, along with her unborn baby. People argue with their siblings all the time and the best I can say to them, is at least you still have yours.

Don’t drink and drive, people. Do both of them responsibly. Even if the consequences don’t affect you, they could fatally affect someone else. I don’t want this happening to anyone else, because that man robbed me of the opportunity I had held out for. You never know what you might be taking away from somebody. Even if you have just one, you need to be responsible…because I only had just one sister.


You got the look of a howlin’ wolf
I like it
The kind of eyes that could start a fire
Yes, I like it
A streetwise dynamo, I switch you on
And I watch you go
A thrill to touch, you’re so hot
I’m coming for you ready or not

I’m gettin’ ready - Living on the edge of a dream
I’m gettin’ ready - Oh, switch on your lovin’ machine

Tear it down - There’s got to be a better way
Tear it down - I can’t wait another day
Tear it down - There’s got to be a better way
Tear it down - If only you could stay
All night long

Swingin’ in the living room
Swingin’ in the kitchen
Most folks don’t ‘cause
They’re too busy bitchin’
Swingin’ in there ‘cause
She wanted me to feed her
So I mixed up the batter
And she licked the beater

I scream you scream
We all scream for her
Don’t even try ‘cause
You can’t ignore her

She’s my cherry pie
Cool drink of water
Such a sweet surprise
Tastes so good
Make a grown man cry
Sweet cherry pie oh yea
She’s my cherry pie
Put a smile on your face
Ten miles wide
Looks so good
Bring a tear to your eye
Sweet cherry pie

Swingin’ to the drums
Swingin’ to guitar
Swingin’ to the bass
In the back of my car
Ain’t got money
Ain’t got no gas
But we’ll get where
We’re goin’ if we
Swing real fast

I scream you scream
We all scream for her
Don’t even try ‘cause
You can’t ignore her

I’ve been waiting, goin’ crazy
I can’t sleep when I know you’re not around
I’ve been saving what you’re cravin’
Look at my face I’m about to replace
Every hurt, every tear that you cry

Cause when you feel this strong and you can’t go on
There’s nothing wrong, just try to realize

You won’t ever have to say goodbye
You won’t ever have to say “I’ve wasted all my time”
If the dream you dream ain’t what it seems
Just look into my eyes
You won’t ever have to say goodbye

I’m just praying, you hear me saying
I’d be there if the sun refused to shine
As the night gets colder I will be your shoulder
I give you my heart until death us do part
Every day, every moment, forever

You’re thinking up your white lies
You’re putting on your bedroom eyes
You say you’re coming home but you won’t say when
But I can feel it coming
If you leave tonight keep running
And you need never look back again

You take it on the run baby
If that’s the way you want it baby
Then I don’t want you around
I don’t believe it
Not for a minute
You’re under the gun so you take it on the run

All his life he’s been told
He’ll be nothing when he’s old
All the kicks and all the blows
He won’t ever let it show

‘Cause he’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been struggling to make things right
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been working every day and night
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power

All the hurt, all the lies
All the tears that they cry
When the moment is just right
You see fire in their eyes

‘Cause he’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

But if you see me walking by,
And the tears are in my eyes,
Look away, baby, look away.
If we meet on the streets someday,
And I don’t know what to say,
Look away, baby, look away.
Don’t look at me;
I don’t want you to see me this way.

Something always brings me back to you.
It never takes too long.
No matter what I say or do
I’ll still feel you here ‘til the moment I’m gone.

You hold me without touch.
You keep me without chains.
I never wanted anything so much
Than to drown in your love and not feel your rain.

[CHORUS:]
Set me free,
Leave me be.
I don’t wanna fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I’m supposed to be.
But you’re on to me and all over me.

Oh, you loved me ‘cause I’m fragile
When I thought that I was strong.
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone.

[CHORUS]

I live here on my knees
As I try to make you see
That you’re everything I think I need here on the ground.

But you’re neither friend nor foe
Though I can’t seem to let you go.
The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down.

You’re keeping me down, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You’re on to me, on to me, and all over…

Something always brings me back to you.
It never takes too long.

I don’t wanna fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I’m supposed to be.
But you’re on to me and all over me.

Oh, you loved me ‘cause I’m fragile
When I thought that I was strong.
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone.