Wheel

by Jona Lyons

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The wheel keeps turning, good or bad... sometimes happy, sometimes sad. What will it bring when the far side comes around? This album follows the seemingly circular flow of life and love... people and the days they have. Lyons' first ever album shows his early writing style, melody based music that throws the listener right into the story. Enjoy!

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released June 11, 2008

Mastered by Jonathan Neal
Album Cover Art (Wheel) by Christian Alonzo.
Additional Artwork by Scott Shiba.

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Track Name: Sorry
Too late to change, my mind is set. There's only forty floors to go
to catch you when you don't expect a visit from your handsome beau.
I'm sorry that you were meant for me.

To late to stop, I'm coming in. Your meeting's over anyway.
I know your boss will yell at you no matter what you do or say.
I'm sorry that you were meant for me.

Well you just won't realize that tomorrow's far away
and I want to see you now, today.

Ok I'll go. I'll bother you some other time, some other day.
But don't forget that I love you, I do not know another way.
I'm sorry that you were meant for me.

And you just won't realize that tomorrow's far away
and I want to see you now, today.

Too late to stop. I'm going home. I hope you're happy that I'm gone.

You know that I'm in love you, how can you tell me that it's wrong?

I'm sorry that you were meant for me.

And you just won't realize that tomorrow's far away
and I want to see you now, today.
Track Name: Tomorrow's Up
I looked around, I found a seat, and there was nothing on it.
I heard a name, I saw a hand, and I thought nothing of it.
But then I saw your pretty face, and I was all about it.
And so I talked, I didn't know what I was meaning by it.
I can't believe that we're not friends.

You always need help with your math. My English sucks. It isn't getting better than that.

So now we talk, I drive you home, I often think about it.
And now you say there isn't time for us to think about it.
That single night I saw your face, and you were all about it.
So no more games, and no more fun, because I want nothing of it.
I can't believe that we're just friends.

It's hurting you now that I'm gone. Tomorrow's up.
Why can't you just admit that you're wrong.

Now I'm getting on the bus, so say goodbye, because I am leaving.
I hope you can get it your way. He's bound to leave you.
Hairiness goes away. Then what will you have?
I hope you're happy today, because tomorrow's gonna come.
Track Name: Maybe Then You'd Love Me
Finally I have you face to face, but your glance is drifting into outer space.
You would see that I am just your guy, if you'd take the time to look me in the eye

Maybe they you'd love me, and maybe then you'd try
to see the world the way it's really been
Maybe then I'd hold you and tell a little lie
You wouldn't wonder why, when all of it is here, in my eye.

Everyday I'm living less and less. Why are you compelled to fall for second best?
Everyday I need you more and more. If you only knew what you were looking for!

Maybe they you'd love me, and maybe then you'd try
to see the world the way it's really been
Maybe then I'd hold you and tell a little lie
You wouldn't wonder why, when all of it is here, in my eye.
Track Name: Honey
Everyday you see the way it was meant to be.
A wandering mind will only make harder things to see.
So what is this that you feel? Do you really know the things that you say?

How they convey the love that you have, now that I'm deep inside your head!
You run away instead, in hope that you forget me.
I know you can't, I know there's nothing you can do
I've broken into you, so stop and let me love you honey

Say what you want.
I still can tell when you look at me, all of the things you try to hide.
In your eyes I see how the feelings haven't passed, how you still believe that I could be him....
What could have been?

Like it or not, you know I'm deep inside your head!
You run away instead, in hope that you forget me.
I know you can't, I know there's nothing you can do.
I've broken into you, so stop and let me love you honey.
Track Name: Shining Knight
So here he is: your shining knight,
dressed button up and with no sword.
I came to rescue you from no one but yourself.

And when the cold blew in your face.
The pinkest cheeks I ever saw.
There's nothing wrong with being normal, just love me.

At the end of the day there's no dragons, there's no towers,
there's only you and me, and a big empty book.
I didn't slay an army just to have your honor.
I waited and I walked. I laughed and I kissed.
I held you and I fell in love.

So what begins? Where do we go?
What battles do you have in store?
My quiet suffering does not seem long enough...

I send a dove out every day,
and every night I get one back.
And soon enough the thorns I fell in will subside.

At the end of the day there's no dragons, there's no towers,
there's only you and me, and a big empty book.
The story doesn't need to have a villain or a monster
I give you a flower, you give me a kiss.
We lie down and we watch the clouds.

So here I am: your shining knight.
I don't believe I'll need my sword,
but I will fight whatever evil we might cross.

I have a bottle with your name.
The little, simple things you do...
My little heroine I found you at last!

At the end of the day there's no dragons, there's no towers,
there's only you and me, and a big empty book.
The tale is just beginning, you and I the authors.
Let's make ourselves a story, and tell it to our children.
Track Name: Six Years Ago
He walks down the alley, one more for the tally, the list is incredibly long.
He opens the door, they ask him for more, he woefully sings his song.

He’s the anti-believer, but still he would see her and cut himself down to the bone.
Along comes another, a beautiful lover, but he’d rather be alone.

Six years ago to the day, to the day, he wished he had watched her as she walked away.
He had forgotten how much he loved the back of her head.

Puts down the menu, and searches the venue to find a resemblence of her.
Given a break, he sits in the wake of waves he can’t remember.

Letter is signed, but blank as his mind. He crumples it up in his hand
Bleeding a little, his insides are brittle, tied up with an old rubber band.

Six years ago to the day, to the day, he wished he had told her as she walked away.
The three words he never would say were the only ones left.

Six years ago to the day, to the day, he wished he had chased her as she walked away.
Instead he just stared straight ahead, and he thought he was better.

In all of his years, the drowning of beers has never convinced him of such.
He stands by the sill, and inside his Jill forgets that he ever was much.
Track Name: Wonderful
They were sunny days, the sky was blue.
I was happy then, and it never rained. Never rained...
I could build a thousand houses clear,
easily with my hands if it was for you. Just for you...

Then I thought you were wonderful. Then I thought you were everything,
and I had no other need in life: Only just to have you wear my ring.
Then you left me on the city steps with a box of chocolates in my hand.
I was never good enough for you. I could never be your leading man.

How could I disclose my heart to you
after the things that happened on that day? Wednesday...
Now I'm wondering if I mean a thing,
or if I'm a pon in your silly life. Just stab me with a knife...

Then I thought you were wonderful. Then I thougth you were everything,
and I had no other need in life: Only just to have you wear my ring.
Then you left me on the city steps with my heart in pieces in my hand.
I was never good enough for you. I could never be your leading man.
Track Name: Every Daughter is Defiled
Get up honey, it's time to tie your shoes.
Gonna teach you everything you need to know... and then some.
See them scatter when I turn on the light?
It's your job to go down there and be with them... learn their ways.

Every girl is someone's daughter, every daughter is defiled.
Every woman has a mother, every mother lost her child.

Now it's time to get out on your own.
Time to make mistakes you always will regret... but never know.
Once you've been around a time or two or three,
let me know how things are going. Does it hurt being as normal as you are?

Every day it is a circus act.
Who can make themselves so entertaining?!
A world full of panderers...
Be like them, be like them.
Track Name: Saturday
Can't get out of bed today.
The pain I have must go away here in my head.
Every day is just like this, oh I am feeling so amiss.
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah...

But Saturday's a great day, maybe I should go outside.
Saturday's a great day, a great day to be alive

If I try to hide away the sun won't find me.
I'm ok here in my bed.
No one see me, no on look, the story's over close the book.
yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah...

But Saturday's a great day, maybe I should go outside
Saturday's a great day, a great day to be alive
Saturday's a great day, 78 in fahrenheit
Saturday's a great day, a great day to be alive

I can see the sun peek through the window
I can feel the warmth
I can see the sun peek through the window
Track Name: Fullerton Boy
Just another Fullerton boy all alone again,
fixing the world to endless ends for all the girls he knows.
Just another Fullerton boy fighting where he stands,
wishing he hadn't lost his hands to someone letting go.

Where will you go? The things she had to say...
You cannot find a way to escape the fact you're just another...

Just another Fullerton boy watching stars above,
wondering how he fell in love when it was never true.
Just another Fullerton boy going over days,
remembering all the different ways he gave her everything.

Fullerton boy pacing with the wind,
finding nothing in the things you've done, and made your bed.
Now sleep you Fullerton boy you did this to yourself,
walking down the road that takes you home

You're getting tired of things you know,
It's getting late you better go,
To wherever the wind will blow this Fullerton boy.

Now sleep, you Fullerton boy, you.
Track Name: Something's Not Right
Somewhere it's raining, I know I can feel it from here.
Why are we restless? It feels like there's something to give.
No one can say just what it is. All that we know is it's real.
Someday you find that your life was lost. You never would know.

Baby it's hard to explain why it seems different tonight.
Maybe it's all in the rain. Maybe but something's not right.

All I can hear is the sound of the rain in my ear.
What is the problem? We all have our reasons to live.
Everyone says 'hang in till then.' None of them now how I feel.
Someday you find that your love was lost. You were never enough.

It's hard to begin here again, maybe? Please!
I will never get over again.
If you're wondering how much it's hurting... oh...
Track Name: Wheel
Stuck inside the spinning verse.
Oblige the inner voice that begs me on.
Kin or foe, the blank in me.
I know that one day I will find It again.

The wheel keeps turning good or bad...
Sometimes happy, sometimes sad...
What will it bring when when the far side comes around?

Return a get and win the game.
I fret the dark side is the side I want to see.
Remove the nut and crash it all.
My gut was wrong as it had ever thought to be.