Anything But Hope lyrics

“Love Is Not To Blame” by Jan Krist & ED Englerth

Why do you come crying
With such sad stories
As if love hurt you
Like some kind of disease
As you sigh you look at me
You say, “I know you’ll understand”
If you two have so much love
Why are you looking for a friend?
Love is not to blame
Love never caused all your pain
I get so tired of love wearing the black hat
It’s not love that hurts it’s the lack
Tell me again about him
You say he loves only you
Your heart needs mending
Yet you swear he loves only you
You ache with the longing
To make it right, to stop the fights
When will this striving end
When will you see the lies?
Love is not to blame
Love never caused all your pain
I get so tired of love wearing the black hat
It’s not love that hurts it’s the lack
(repeat chorus)
The Rumble of the Train by ED Englerth
The track ran through my town
I’d hear the train about sunset
They never stopped back then
And they’re not stopping yet
They’re older than their wisdom
They’re sadder than their tears
They keep moving through the night
And won’t slow down for years
* It’s the rumble of the train
The rumble of the train
But they’ll have to stop one day
Be laid to rest on twisted backs
In the meantime they’ll keep driving
Although someone’s stole the tracks
They rarely check their watches now
They’ve been traveling for so long
They know each place by the pain
That won’t stop till they’re gone *
With clicks n’ clacks n’ rattles
It shutters and it shakes
There’s a long and lonely moan
As if it’s heart would break
Late at night while I lie sleeping
I heard that high sad whistle
I dreamed I boarded that train
And disappeared over a hill  *

“ARMS WIDE OPEN” by ED Englerth
Hell hath no fury
Like love gone wrong
A fatal attraction
Fire to the moth
Her/His only intention
Her hard hearts desire
To filet my soul
Lay me out on the fire
*Arms wide open expecting an embrace
I saw the truth; I’ve looked in her face
When you’re the only dancer,
You’re really alone
Where once you were one,
Now your not known
She took me out on the road
I thought it would last
She lost me on purpose
Drove off with a laugh
*
Salt in the eyes
Blade to the heart
It’s hard to go on
There’s no place to start
hmmmmm     hmmmmmmm
*  *
I looked in her face, I looked into .
Don’t Kiss Me  (like you own me) by ED Englerth
I never meant to take the step
Or pretend the door was open
The idea got into your head
From a message I didn’t mean to send
I guess I’ll have to tell you
Don’t kiss me like you own me
Don’t hold me like I’m yours
Don’t hold yourself against me
I need both feet on the floor
Don’t lead me to your bed
I need you for my friend
There’s no mysterious mission
Why can’t friends just embrace
Must I now mistrust your motives
There was no cause for a flame
I guess I shouldn’t assume
That all is understood
Especially at this moment
When it seems so powerful

“If I Could”  by ED Englerth
If I could touch you
If I could show you my love
If I could hold you from here
//: If I could  ://
If I could jump through the wires
If I could pass through the air
If I could slip between the frequencies
//: If I could ://
//: I won’t be gone forever://  3X
All the same I’m not there now
If I could touch you
If I could show you my love
If I could hold you from here
If I could jump through the wires
If I could pass through the air
If I could slip between the frequencies
//: If I could ://

“Suitcase” by ED Englerth
//: I’ve got a suitcase full of love
& it’s drenched in the blues ://
This life is full of heartache
But love will get me through
//: I’m in my hour need
Every minute every day ://
I know I’d die for sure
If the hand of grace was delayed.
//: My dreams are often haunted
my sleepless nights are full of pain ://
If you don’t hold me close
I’m sure I’ll go insane
//: The sky is on fire
& there’s no place to run ://
there’s only one way out
yea that’s right, just one
//: I’ve got a suitcase full of love
& it’s drenched in the blues ://
This life is full of heartache
But love will get me through

“The Arch” by ED Englerth
Leonardo Da Vinci
Understood the arch
It can hold the heavy weight
It’s not just a work of art
Form follows function
The center stone is key
Two weaker semicircles
Are kept from tragedy
The Arch follow The Arch
Envision the support
With mutual strength
Provided by the other
With hands outstretched
Compassion in action
Nations, cities, those next door
Without one another
We’re naked, weak, & poor
The Arch follow The Arch
Wars are won and loss
Far fro the battle field
In the heart of each one
The future is revealed

“Make Me A Melody” By ED Englerth
Make me a melody
Sing me strong
Like a dream desired
And easily recalled
Let the song be famous
Let this singer not
Be sure to remind me
If in the future I’ve forgot
Let me be your melody
Let me be your melody from now on
When things are good
Or they become too much
Let your song come floating back
With a healing touch
Your song is constant
Flowing though the centuries
Pure and satisfying
Please flow though me
Let me be your melody
Let me be your melody from now on

“Just One Thing” by ED Englerth
If there was just one thing
I had to battle day and night
I’d press my fingers into the flesh of its neck
Then and there I’d end that fight
If there was just one thing
If there was just one thing
If there was just one thing
That I had to be forgiven of
It wouldn’t be so hard to ask
For the kind of grace that flows from love
If there was just one thing
If there was just one thing
Time pours me out like water
From my cradle to my grave
Some people are refreshed
Other I wash away
If there was just one thing
That brought the sky down to the ground
Crushing us beneath its mighty weight
Thus ending all our vows
If there was just one thing
If there was just one thing

Honey With Fear by ED Englerth
This is a fictional account
Of a long lost love
It tells the truth
Which makes it rough
The words are thorny
When the pain is deep
& it’s worse then that
When it’s your deepest need
* She mixed honey with fear
She twisted hope to make me believe
Pulling all the clouds in the sky
It rained 40 days and nights
And it cost everything
If you get close enough to see the tears
You better head for higher ground
I’d like to just close my eyes
Then to enter the slaughterhouse
But I won’t stop
I’ll deliver the news
Though they burn the messenger
I’d much rather have that
Then this emptiness I’ve earned.  *
What could never happen
Would never be seen
With only a touch
I can finally begin.  *
//: And it cost everything ://

“Shedding Blood Was Meant To Hurt” by ED Englerth
I lost my heart
In a concrete canyon
I lost my place
To what might have been
I sat down
On my pickups gate
I closed my eyes
And my hearth changed lanes
* Sacrifice is never easy
Shedding blood was meant to hurt
I’ve got to cut and run now
If this is ever going to work
The valley below
And mountain above
I live in between
And wonder what’s enough
Walked to the truck door
As I took out my keys
Pulled out on the road
And I repeat my creed   *
Some would cry and carry on
I’ll face the facts, no use throwing stones
Who I am’s not tied to who I’m with
Why’d it take so long to get to this *

“There’s A Spark”  by ED Englerth
Whenever there’s trouble,
Wherever lighting strikes
For the cloudy days of rain
When the wind blows like ice
When you’ve been down so long
You can no longer cry
There’s a spark, I know there’s a spark
Sometimes it’s like a fiery arc
There’s a spark
When you’ve gone blind,
From staring into the night
Alone on the road, Between the earth n’ sky
When you lay down to die,
But can’t find any rest
You’ve been dragged on the ground
There’s nothing left
There’s a spark, I know there’s a spark
Sometimes it’s like a fiery arc
There’s a spark
When there’s no big picture
& there’s no details
When it make no sense
When there’s no trail
There’s a spark, I know there’s a spark
Sometimes it’s like a fiery arc
There’s a spark

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