Lyrics to Oak Park Avenue by OdESSA

Bring the money back

Bring the money back, baby Bring the money back, baby yeah Bring the money back, baby Bring the Kwain's a musician, or so he says Too proud for welfare, but pride won't pay the rent His girlfriend Rachel she's almost beautiful For fifty dollars she'll do whatever you want Bring the money back, baby Bring the money back, baby yeah Bring the money back, baby Bring the money back Hit the rock bottom then you figure out The difference between a need and greed You and your friends have tried to slum it before This end of town is full of freaks This ain't no kind of scene She liked it, she like it She liked it oh my lord she did

I Could Beat You in a Fight

I could beat you in a fight Don't make me step up to you Gonna beat you in a fight Alright I may be little but I pack a punch I keep on coming until there's nothing left I may be simple but I know enough I never give up, I never run I may be simple but I know enough If I know one thing it's trust no-one Alright I may be little, may be little But I pack a punch, pack a punch I'm all by myself But I'll give you my best, alright I'll dance all over your face And rip your heart right out of your chest Alright

Promises, Promises

Wound myself up into a ball I can't untangle I built myself an armoured suit I can't dismantle Look into your eyes and seen a dozen ex-girlfriends looking back at me I made myself sick off my own medicine Sure of nothing except my indecision Look into your eyes and seen a dozen ex-girlfriends back there saying "So long, baby" Promises, promises That's all I ever keep Cross my heart and hope to die I won't be surprised if this is another goodbye, baby Promises, promises That's all I ever keep Left my suitcase in a taxi at the airport I never missed a thing, can't remember what was in it Look into my eyes you'll see a man who's still got nothing to lose But trying to convince you that I'm something I'm not Is like stopping a landside by throwing a rock Did I fight my way out or did I ask politely to be excused?

Hope you're gonna change your mind

I never mention it since you came home But there's this tension I can't put my finger on It's true I suspect sometimes I'm becoming a burden in your life I learned how to surrender but I don't know how to give up I don't know how to give up I hope you're gonna change your mind I got a question that I'm afraid to ask, that's right Concerning a certain someone who belongs in the past An explanation was due Until bitterness flared up like an old wound I know how to pretend but I don't know how to let go I don't know how to let go I hope you're gonna change your mind A heart prone to breaking has long been the making of many a man I hope you're gonna change your mind (I know something is going on and I'm no fool)

In Time My Luck Will Change

You wasted four years waiting on one moment to arrive And now it's gone and it went so fast Every glance is a photograph, every stiff drink is a jukebox A moment passed is a moment lost And as I grew older all my heroes turned out to be human after all Preoccupied with their own problems Oh well, oh well Broken bridges, unpaid debts But in time my luck will change Bad decisions, old regrets But in time my luck will change I spend most half my time wishing that I'd never met you So I won't miss you when you leave She left her diary open like a ransom note on the table Oh now I play my cards closer to my chest It's moments like this I realise just how hurt I'm gonna get And that's when I decide I'll end it, but not yet No no no not yet Superstition, emptiness But in time my luck change Self-destructive bitterness But in time my luck will change I sit here waiting for a future That just keeps going round and round I sit here waiting for the future Oh no, oh no Broken bridges, unpaid debts But in time my luck will change Bad decisions, old regrets But in time my luck will change

Baby Don't Go Home

Baby don't go home, I get so lonely when you're not near Baby don't go home, you only got here You're a diamond in the rough but with coal on your knees The things I could do with just five minutes with you Sat up at the bar imagining things I'm hanging on the promises unfolding too quick to kiss me but too slow to hold me

Sugar Pop

She was last seen out drinking, it was early Oh about 11 o'clock And he was tall, well dressed, I would guess maybe thirty She was a little bit flattered by attentions When suddenly everything got hazy And he began to show his true intentions, oh Sugar pop pop, sugar pop pop, sugar pop pop, oh lord Sugar pop pop, sugar pop pop, sugar pop (and now I'm talking about it) She said she could not remember exactly But an article in the Tuesday morning paper this big Simply said she was drugged and raped in an alley Police are asking the public for information Have you seen any man that fits this dude's description? But it could be anybody, anybody, oh No street, no city, no town is so small That you can, you can know all its secrets And if you did, if you did I bet you got some secrets of your own

Oak Park Avenue

Oak Park Avenue Watching the daylight breaking through On Oak Park Avenue Die like the dreams I never knew Last drinks called before sunrise Drunk, alone, hoping to find a face I knew It's strange I can't even recall the reason I went there at all I blacked out and when I came to Car tyres on the wet tarmac Streetlights stretching back towards infinity The only thing I dream about Is one day somehow getting out of this lonely city Oak Park Avenue Watching the daylight breaking through On Oak Park Avenue Like all the dreams that don't come through Well there's tension out there on the street Just the way it's always been And will remain Infested with the memories Faded hopes, regret of things I couldn't change if I knew how Oak Park Avenue Watching the grey light turn to blue On Oak Park Avenue Like all the things I never knew, oh Everywhere eviction signs They're pulling down this part of town and calling it progress But that's a word rich people use Its implication's so abused To you and I it's worthless, useless Oak Park Avenue Watching the daylight breaking through On Oak Park Avenue Forget the life you never knew (It's closing in this time)

Back From the Dead

I haven't felt myself lately It's almost as if unconsciously I'm slowly but surely giving in So I guess that makes me the hypocrite But I never said that I knew best And I never guessed you'd come back from the dead I took my feelings out on you But you didn't fold like I expected you to I drew you in and drew you out You lived within me while I lived without I can't pretend that this game will ever end And I never guessed that you'd come back from the dead Keep on telling her that you're weak That you're somehow not worthy She might believe you I never said that I knew best And I never guessed you'd come back from the dead and I can't pretend that this game will ever end And I never guessed that you'd come back from the dead

Swamp Song

Crawled into a bottle and I stayed there for a week Good days, bad days, it's all the same to me Say ooh, yeah ooh, it's all the same to me The people on the street, they didn't quite click But the people in the clubs did, the people in the clubs did A stranger on the seat next to me offered me a smoke Says he spends his days down here then sleeps just where he falls Stranger on the seat next to me says he's seen it all Said he'd rather have bad luck than have no luck at all Say ooh, say ooh, it's all the same to me Cut my losses, crawled into a bottle and I stayed there for a week Good days, bad days, it's all the same to me If you got the money we got the time You don't know what you want but you want it now Want it now, want it now, want it now When you're looking at me with those eyes I admit that you look so fine Ah yeah, if you got the money we got the time When you look at me with those eyes I remember where we spent last night, ah yeah Never got the money, we got the time, got the time