Lyrics

Everything and More
Music: Alex Bonadonna
Lyrics: Leave Those Kids Alone

I want everything and more
Shut the gates lock the door
Living like the other half
Capitalist craved maniac
No apologies from me
Won't hear thank you won't hear please
Living life in rich excess
Is the stamp of being blessed

Oh, ain't no game that I'm playing
Oh, can you hear what I'm saying?

It's a lesson we've all learned
Can't live without it, go and earn
Then you better spend it fast
The next best thing is up for grabs
I could stand up to this lie
But it's more fun to scrounge and buy
They got pockets for our cash
So make it, spend it, do it fast

Oh, ain't no game that I'm playing
Oh, can you hear what I'm saying?

Everything and more
If it sparkles, if it shines
Everything and more
Run out the door to make it mine

Oh
Oh

If it's love you've come to claim
You're up against who want the same
Got no time to play the chase
I'll disappear without at trace
I'd rather six-strings, wings and cars
Exquisite places near and far
When they put me in the ground
I'm gonna own the dirt they found

Oh, ain't no game that I'm playing
Oh, can you hear what I'm saying?

Everything and more
If it sparkles, if it shines
Everything and more
Run out the door to make it mine
Everything and more
If it sparkles, if it shines
Everything and more
Run out the door to make it mine

Oh
Oh

Assistant Producer: Peter Palazzolo

Music: Timothy Hole / Leave Those Kids Alone

 

Made up her mind

Shut the door, head towards the black

No tears to cry

Moving on, no turning back

There’d be no sweet goodbye

She couldn’t afford

But better is where she’s heading towards

 

She’s leaving on a midnight train

Don’t know where she’s going

Block out the world so she don’t feel pain

Don’t know where she’s running

She don’t care where she’s going

She’s trying to get lost

It’s better than where she was

 

No phone to call

Only strangers on the other side

Nothing to say

No friends, no one to confide

There’d be no sweet goodbyes

She couldn’t afford

But better is where she’s heading towards

 

She’s leaving on a midnight train

Don’t know where she’s going

Block out the world so she don’t feel pain

Don’t know where she’s running

She don’t care where she’s going

She’s trying to get lost

It’s better than where she was

 

No destination without plan

The line’s been drawn in the sand

With every click of the tracks

Tells herself she’s not going back

She’ll ride and hide however long

All that matters is she’s gone

It’s never hard to turn your back

When you’re running from attack

She don’t care where she’s going

She’s trying to get lost

 

She’s leaving on a midnight train

Don’t know where she’s going

Block out the world so she don’t feel pain

Don’t know where she’s running

 

She’s leaving on a midnight train

Don’t know where she’s going

Block out the world so she don’t feel pain

Don’t know where she’s running

She don’t care where she’s going

She’s trying to get lost

It’s better than where she was

 

Music: Alex Bonadonna / Leave Those Kids Alone

 

I think you got some bad advice
Had it all lined up, threw it all away
You left the ones who loved you the most
Saw you down the hall, white as a ghost

Rolled the dice, played make believe
Denied the truth, it’s your same old story
Heard the crying on the phone
Go look in the mirror, you’re all alone

 

Don’t tell me its
Destiny? No
Can’t you see? No
Had to take a stand
The chance you had has slipped away
Like water in your hands
Destiny? No
Are you free? No
Never understand
The chance you had has slipped away
Like water in your hands

 

Your shiny toys now gather dust
But you gave it up, packed them all away
Didn’t realize what you had
And now we’re better off in the end

 

Don’t tell me its
Destiny? No
Can’t you see? No
Had to take a stand
The chance you had has slipped away
Like water in your hands
Destiny? No
Are you free? No
Never understand
The chance you had has slipped away
Like water in your hands

 

Can you hear that sound
Here we go again
Let everybody down
Here we go again
You thought you earned the crown
But like a snowflake on the ground
Your pride, it made a choice
Now they’ll never hear your voice

 

Don’t tell me its
Destiny? No
Can’t you see? No
Had to take a stand
The chance you had has slipped away
Like water in your hands

Destiny? No
Are you free? No
Never understand
The chance you had has slipped away
Like water in your hands

 

Here we go again
Here we go again
Here we go again

Music: Alex Bonadonna / Leave Those Kids Alone

 

Woke up to a tidal wave

From the other side of the world

Phone dinging like a bell

Thumbs up from the ‘gram and blue bird

They don’t know where I live

What I’m about or even my name

Just pixels and sound in the palm of their hand

Screen time is the new kind of fame

 

I’m going stratospheric

Higher than the sky

Can’t breathe unless you hear it

Don’t need wings to fly

 

They said we think you’ve got the stuff

Didn’t even leave my room

The best we’ve ever heard, they wrote

Rolled sixty seconds, upload, boom

We’re all craving clicks

Seeking likes and follows

Don’t care if you remember who I am

Just be sure to share my photos

 

I’m going stratospheric

Higher than the sky

Can’t breathe unless you hear it

No one’s asking why

 

There’s no knocking at the door

Like a flash they’re moving on

Tomorrow’s flavour is gone the next

Do we really think this way is best

No

 

I’m going stratospheric

Higher than the sky

Can’t breathe unless you hear it

Don’t need wings to fly

 

I’m going stratospheric

Higher than the sky

Can’t breathe unless you hear it

No one’s asking why

Music: Alex Bonadonna / Leave Those Kids Alone

 

 

If I had another chance

What questions would I ask

It seems so long ago

But time it moves so fast

You did all you could

With all that you had

Plenty of memories

Some good and some bad

 

When I stood by your side I felt your smile everyday

You drew it all up, you shined the light

And now there’s nothing in my way

Day by day is what they said to take

But there’s no standing still

I’ve got dreams to make

 

You’ll always be the one that held my hand

You’ll always be the one who took a stand

How I wish we had more time

You’ll always be the one who loved me more

You’ll always be the one that made me whole

Still trying not to fall

Never had to look too far

I’m following my guiding stars

Everything I am is ’cause of you

 

I wonder if you see me

They say I make you proud

When I close my eyes at night

You come through clear and loud

Head on straight, won’t leave it up to fate

But there’s no standing still, I’ve got dreams to make

 

You’ll always be the one that held my hand

You’ll always be the one who took a stand

How I wish we had more time

You’ll always be the one who loved me more

You’ll always be the one that made me whole

Still trying not to fall

Never had to look too far

I’m following my guiding stars

Everything I am is ’cause of you

 

Gotta get moving

My head off the ground

Dreams they are calling

Still trying to be found

 

You’ll always be the one that held my hand

You’ll always be the one who took a stand

I’m still waiting for your call

You’ll always be the one who loved me more

You’ll always be the one that made me whole

Keep sending me the signs

Never had to look too far

I’m following my guiding stars

Everything I am is ’cause of you

Assistant Producer: Peter Palazzolo

Music: Alex Bonadonna / Leave Those Kids Alone

 

 

I was standing in line, had to make it

One ticket to the show

It was quarter to nine, I could feel it

Anticipation grows

I walked in right as the lights go down

I make my way through the heavy crowd

Was right up front as they took the stage

The place erupts as they start to play

 

They threw the straps over their shoulders

I reached for them with outstretched hands

A thousand voices screaming towards them

My heart was beating synced up with the band

 

When he pointed at me, couldn’t believe it

I was singing every line

When they lifted me up, could barely feel it

Nothing standing still but time

He said man, do you want to play

You kidding me? I’ve waited every day

I know the setlist, I know the songs

I’ve dreamt this moment for so long

 

They threw the six-string on my shoulder

It felt like heaven’s ticket in my hands

A thousand voices screaming towards me

I made it up on stage with the band

 

Blinded by the lights

Now it all makes sense

You’d give everything up

Just to get the chance

From zero to hero

In just four bars

He said where you going man

Let’s play one more

 

They threw the six-string on my shoulder

It felt like heaven’s ticket in my hands

A thousand voices screaming towards me

I made it up on stage with the band

 

Man, they threw the six-string on my shoulder

Felt like heaven’s ticket in my hands

A thousand voices screaming towards me

I made it up on stage with the band

 

Yeah, with the band

 

Music: Alex Bonadonna / Leave Those Kids Alone

 

 

Let’s take a ride

I’ll take you with me

No point of interest dotted on a map

Nowhere to go

Just close your eyes now

Once you feel it there’s no turning back

 

I met a man

Who showed me kindness

Asked for nothing in return

Said do the same

It’s what keeps me breathing

Told him I had many things to learn

 

Let’s take a ride

I’ll take you with me

No point of interest dotted on a map

Nowhere to go

Just close your eyes now

Once you feel it there’s no turning back

 

Time plays a game

Each day we’re older

Can’t do anything at all

But look in the mirror

And watch it happen

But live your life before you get the call

 

Let’s take a ride

I’ll take you with me

No point of interest dotted on a map

Nowhere to go

Just close your eyes now

Once you feel it there’s no turning back

 

Grab my hand, we’ll mark every hour

I’ll carry you all the way

Places we’ve been, the wrongs and the rights

You’re waiting for me to say

 

Let’s take a ride

I’ll take you with me

No point of interest dotted on a map

Nowhere to go

Just close your eyes now

Once you feel it there’s no turning back

 

Let’s take a ride

I’ll take you with me

No point of interest dotted on a map

Nowhere to go

Just close your eyes now

Once you feel it there’s no turning back

 

Music: Alex Bonadonna / Leave Those Kids Alone

Assistant Producer: Pete Palazzolo

 

Knock knock, hear you at the doorstep

Wondering what will come next, no one asked to play this game

Bang bang, feel you getting closer

Telling me it’s over, never gonna be the same

 

And now I’m calling you out

Never was a doubt

That I’m up to play this game

 

I’m living with an invisible enemy

The fight against, it ain’t no friend to me

I’m reaching out, won’t you help me? Can’t you see

I’m living with my invisible enemy

 

Top down, wondering what you look like

Something doesn’t feel right, lightning fast I turn to see

Stop go, don’t know which way to turn

Afraid of lessons that I’ll learn, but the answer lies with me

 

And now I’m letting you in

Don’t know where you’ve been

But I know your time ain’t free

 

I’m living with my invisible enemy

The fight against, it ain’t no friend to me

I’m reaching out, won’t you help me? Can’t you see

I’m living with my invisible enemy

 

You’re creeping up but I can’t see you

You’re in my head and I can’t feel you

That’s what makes you real

 

I’m living with an invisible enemy

The fight against, it ain’t no friend to me

I’m reaching out, won’t you help me? Can’t you see

I’m living with my invisible enemy

 

Think I’m in love with an invisible enemy

Can’t help myself, it’s got a hold of me

I’m reaching out, and now I’m breaking free

I’ve learned to love my invisible enemy

 

groundwork (2022)

Lyrics – Leave Those Kids Alone (all tracks)

Drum Tracking, Mixing, Mastering – David Cyrenne, Surreel Sound Recording Studio (all tracks)

Music and producer credits listed by track.

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