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YEARS, by Charlotte, NC rock'n'pop'n'roll act, Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers (7 songs)

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released April 20, 2012

Produced, mixed & mastered by Swaff at Swaff.net

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Track Name: Settle It Down
© Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers 2012

SETTLE IT DOWN

Settle it down
You're not on your own
It's just a little bit of time with a heavier load
Loosen up baby
Have a seat and unwind
It'll get better
It's just a matter of time

You're young and kinda free
You think it's meant to be
Everything that comes to pass
You feel it's gonna last
You've got to fall to pieces to figure it out
Oh, who's judging you
Baby who's judging who
You feel so broke, so black, so blue
You wanna be somebody, be somebody else
But you've gotta realize
It's all about you, honey

(Chorus)

You say it gets too rough
But everyday I call your bluff
Then you see
Don't forget to count your blessings
You're really not that old
It's what they say, what you're told
You've still got time
Just steal that time
Don't let it get you down
Heartache move into town
You've got a fresh restart deep in that pounding part
You've just got to roll with the punches
Hey now, then you'll realize
It's all about you, honey, you know it is

Cause when it all is said and done
You won't be blaming anyone
It's in your hands you'll make it there
It'll get better with time
It's just a matter of time
Track Name: Not Even Here
© 2012 Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers

NOT EVEN HERE

I'm not the one you were thinking of
When I gave you that first glance
When we set off for romance
Did we ever really have a chance
Now I don't regret
But I can't forget

We could waste all our time
Let heartache unwind
We could give it another chance

You're not the one I'm still thinking of
Though it happens time to time
Girl you up and you cross my mind
You ain't ever really got a chance

We could waste all our time
Let heartache unwind
We could give it another chance
Or we could just let this die
Sign off and cut all ties
Like were not even here

We've made our mistakes
We've seen it through 'til the end of the day
I don't blame you
But I can't even look at you in the same way
Cause it's over, we've moved on, it's over

Why waste all our time
Let heartache unwind
And give it another chance
We're both just so tired
And our hearts aren't on fire
We're not even here
Track Name: Love, American Style
© 2012 Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers

LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE

Every night she’s filled with another desire
Baby walks a little bit too close to the fire
And she’s gonna get burned if she doesn’t run away from the flame
First one to know about the next big thrill
Takes a bit too much for her to get her fill
Now she’s looking at me and calling out my name

She says she thinks she's in love with me
It's just the things that I got
She’s thinking she wants
Thinking she needs
She says she thinks she's in love with me but I know
She ain't taking me home
It's not what I want
It's not what I need
It's Love, American Style

She’s gotta have it all gotta have it now
She knows what she wants and she knows just how
To get just what she’s after
She stays by your side 'til you go broke
And when she leave it’s just a part of the joke
And all she's leaving behind is a trail of disaster

(Chorus)

Her pretty little face won’t be denied
Sorry sweetheart but I’m just not the guy to fall into your trap
Well look here woman I’m gonna have to pass
On your little offer cause you’re moving too fast
Looks like you’re going home alone tonight baby

Hey baby
1-2-3-4 gonna have you coming back for more
Oh she thinks she needs it
oh she thinks she wants it
Track Name: Come On
© 2012 Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers

COME ON

Woah oho come on
Woah oho

You know I love this city
Yeah I love this place
But things could have been better
For a number of days
You’re the kind of girl
To make a boy want her on his mind

I’ve been walking around
Had my head held down
And my eyes glued shut
And my idle mind
Has been no friend of mine
And my hearts been hard to find
For a little while

Come on a little closer
So I can feel arms wide open
And I’ll fall inside
Come on a little closer
So I can feel arms wide open
And I'll fall

I found the sweetest thing
Well I must confess
Yeah she looks real good
In her Sunday best
When she says those words
I get this feeling
That gives me something to believe in

Now I'm walkin' around
With my head held high
Looking to the sky
But my idle mind
Is still no friend of mine
With my heart out on the line
Having a good time

She says wait don't go anywhere
She says we'll get there soon but we're not there yet
Won't you come on a little closer
Come on a little closer
And fall inside
Well I'll fall inside
Track Name: Madison
© 2012 Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers

MADISON

I’ve got so much faith I’m going to push you away,
You know it scares the hell out of me.
Don’t wanna drown you in a sea of pretty little words
And downfalls of worry
Convinced I'm walking on ice
That’s been cracked since the day I met you
Just one wrong step and I’ve lost my world
To the depths that I’d fall into

You know I could come apart
I could lose every bit of me
If you start tugging at the seams
Oh, tugging at the seams
Don’t pull away from me

Hey Madison
I can’t let you go
Hey Madison
I think it’s time I let you know
My minds made up
You’re the one for me
You’re the one for me

You fell in love with a boy
That chu’ wasn't expecting to come along
You gave your heart
But you didn't even know it was in your hands
You're scared to commit yourself
Cause something feeling so right, sugar must be wrong
But you've gone and done it now
And you've finally found the place where you belong

You know we could come apart
We could lose every bit of this
If you start tugging at the seams
Oh, tugging at the seams
Don’t pull away from me

(Chorus)

That you’re the one for me
We're only got right now
We’ve only got right now
To start forever
I can’t lose you Madison

Hey Madison (Hey Madison)
I think it’s time I let you know
Hey Madison (Hey Madison)
I can’t let you go
Hey Madison (Hey Madison)
I think it’s time I let you know
I can’t lose you Madison
No, I can’t lose you
I can’t lose you Madison
I can’t lose you
My mind’s made up

You’re the one for me
Track Name: Stay
© 2012 Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers

STAY

Well there's only an hour
Between you and I
Gladly I’d travel
Every night
It gets me to you
Oh the things I love to do
I sat there last evening
Right by your side
Wrote you notes
Looked deep in your gorgeous eyes
Oh the things we love to do

Won’t you stay?
Can’t you stay a little longer
Oh I know, I know it makes it grow fonder
Won’t you stay
Can’t I stay a little longer, please?

And I will stay all night
Fearing the morning light (you know that’s right)
And I will pull up the covers
So we can both hide up-under
Before I pack up and say goodbye
It's only a matter of time

Well we walk the fine line
Between hi and goodbye
It feels a little rushed
Every time
But at least I'm with you
No matter what we do
And maybe if the stars decide to align
You’ll be my life for good
Setting my world on fire
I see futures in you
Is that what we meant to do?

(Pre Chorus)

(Chorus)

Alright
Come on now
How ‘bout this time we stay all night, uhhuh
Get back under the covers, baby
Come on!

(Chorus)
Track Name: Years
© 2012 Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers

YEARS

I'm learning how to change
I don't like it cause it feels a little strange
I'm making my way
It's easy to fight it when nothing ever stays the same
It's taken its toll
I can feel it in my heart, in my veins, in my bones and my soul
I feel like I'm just getting old
Much too old to carry this load around

It seems like yesterday
You and me oh we were here to stay
We set off to find something
And we came up knowing how it has to be, yeah
Some got their vices, some got their wives
Well baby we've got to live our lives

Years they move on
Yeah they come and pass
I'm still finding ways to make it last
Tears they may fall
Hands they may fold
I know you won't ever let me do this alone

I know I struggle a little bit with the thought of losing it
Where I've come from, where I've gone
Where I'm going, will it ever be enough

Years they may pass
I'm still fighting
I know where I'm gonna go
We'll keep moving on