Bumblefoot "Little Brother Is Watching" CD lyrics

In a society where every civilian is under constant surveillance, “Little Brother” has entered the lexicon as a synonym for the rapturous social media culture controlling the 21st century. No one is immune and nothing is sacred, “Little Brother Is Watching”.! ! Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal will be releasing his 10th CD entitled “Little Brother Is Watching” on February 24th. The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. Specifically, his own life and coming to terms with what we all face - beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bunblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and also features drummer Dennis Leeflang and a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York.

Clots

And the clots, they never stop
They barricade my veins
And the clots keep building up
They suffocate my brain

I built them to destroy myself
They're circling the prey
I push until I break
I feel them start to scrape
The core of all I am is chiseling away

   And every spec of life is gonna rot away in time
   We turn to mud or turn to stone, it's the grand design
   A maze of petrified hearts and I'm lost inside
   We all self-destruct, to love is to deny
   And that is life.


And the clots, they never stop
They tear beneath my skin
And the clots keep building up
They rip new holes again

You're here to turn me inside out
And then turn me away
For all my life I'd choke
On clouds of Savior's smoke
Until my blackened soul was burning away

   CHORUS

We build our castles and we stomp them back to dust.
Like ants, we climb the hill again.
Tell me how many times
Am I supposed to die
Before you lift the cross and let a man rise.

   CHORUS

We are the clots.



Little Brother Is Watching


Little Brother has taken control
Shoveling dirt in every hole
Predators to condemn your soul
Watching you & watching me

We're all connected but separated
Misunderstood and so frustrated
A million Armies Of One have invaded
Watching you & watching me

We live behind glass curtains
And act like nothing's wrong
Soon you will belong
I know you're out there somewhere...

   We've watched you for so long
   We wait for you to fall
   We will expose you all

   I know you're out there somewhere watching me
   Little Brother wants to make headlines, be immortalized
   Everyone's got an electric eye, we're the Digital Spies
   They've watched you for so long
   I know you're out there somewhere watching me


We the people have taken over
We the people are Little Brother
Standing by to dethrone each other
Watching you & watching me

Paranoid, the lens is our weapon
Desensitized, in our lust for attention
Democratized, by our voyeur obsessions
Watching you & watching me

Slaves to perfection, don't let them
Project you as you are
Reveal your every flaw
I know you're out there somewhere...

   CHORUS

I know you're out there somewhere...
This is the new Totalitarian State
1000 eyes are waiting for you to break
Stay in line, don't make a mistake
We're watching...

   We've watched you for so long
   We wait for you to fall
   We will expose you all

   I know you're out there somewhere watching me




Argentina

PART I

This is our last goodbye, young hearts will stop, torn souls set free
All that we have is now, if this is what you want then come to me

My Argentina, my love
One final kiss 'til we meet again

Now I know what it's like to live two lives and have to choose
Sorrow and song, they dance - let them, for all the perfect nights with you

My Argentina, my love
One final kiss 'til we meet again

PART II

I never asked for your love
You gave it all and now it's gone, oh, it's gone
I can't be obligated
I never said I was the one, one, the one

This is the Winter of our lives
We come to play the final scene
The curtains close and in the darkness we expose
What lies beneath

You thought I needed someone
To be complete but you were wrong, oh, so wrong

I'm nothing more than who I am
Don't put it all in my hands
I never said that I could save you from yourself
But you took the chance

PART III

And this is how it ends
Games of revenge that no one wins.
This is how it ends

We romanticize our pain
And justify our rage
We excuse ourselves and remove ourselves
From all the wars we wage
We call it love.
Competition, foolish pride, taking sides
We call it love.
Stabbing words manipulate.
It's how we're taught to use and take.
We call it love.

When you look back on what you had, not what you lost.
Then call it love.
But this is how it ends.
All things must come to an end.
And in our place once we're forgotten
A new day will come.
And the sun will shine again.
But I don't know when.



Don't Know Who To Pray To Anymore

Once upon a time a child
Grew up too fast, went runnin' wild
Now he don't know who to pray to anymore

I once thought God was good and kind
Then Mother Nature blew my mind
And left my broken body on the floor
Now I don't know who to pray to anymore

   But when the world gets real
   And I start to feel
   The first thing I do
   Is turn to you
   And then pull away
   Until comes the day
   Where I just can't live
   And learn to forgive

   I've got a song that needs to be sung
   But I don't know who to play to anymore


We bet away what's in our hand
And then we're told it was the plan
They say all's fair, but someone's keeping score

I've seen it all, I've seen the lies
False promises for compromise
Fought every battle, but still I lost the war
Now I don't know who to pray to anymore

   But when the world gets real
   And I start to feel
   The first thing I do
   Is turn to you
   And then pull away
   Until comes the day
   Where I just can't live
   And learn to forgive

   I know I've changed
   Can't find my way
   When all is dark
   Or is it my heart
   That won't come to the light
   I'm bad to myself
   As a show for you to see
   So maybe you'll agree
   That you should have been there more for me

   Got an old guitar that needs to be strung
   But I don't know who to play to anymore


So why should I still believe
When everyone's out to deceive
And all our dreams get washed back on the shore

And fate will prove to be most cruel
Yet hope remains for the helpless fool
Pawns of selfish right & righteous wrong
No I don't know who to pray to anymore
I don't know who to pray to anymore



Living the Dream

The dust collecting on the pictures & the memories
I shut the door once more and ask what I forgot to bring
A stack of mail will soon appear next to the other three
And that's what happens when life suddenly becomes the dream

I miss my father & the dog I had at seventeen
I start to let it go somewhere at 30,0000 feet
Take off as who I am and land as who I need to be
I'm livin', livin', livin' the dream

   We rise so high
   We'll live forever
   And touch the sky
   The lights burn bright and they start to sing
   All together
   We're livin', livin', livin' the dream

   We take our bow
   It's been a pleasure
   'Til our next show
   I close my eyes and I start to breathe
   In the silence I'm livin', livin', livin' the dream
   And dreaming of life.


Another day another plane another hotel key
Another letter from a friend in town that I can't see
A paper slides under the door to tell me when to leave
Wake up at 10pm and meet downstairs in the lobby

We sign some autographs and photographs from the last tour
We shake the hands and hug the fans and wish we could do more
They chase the van, we wave a kiss and the girls start to scream
We're livin', livin', livin' the dream

   CHORUS

Tonight we smile from here and above
We shine inside
We can last forever if together we love

   CHORUS

   I've got to go
   I won't forget all the love you show
   Remember how we made Heaven sing
   All together
   We're livin', livin', livin' the dream
   And dreaming of life.




Cuturebra

In the hallway down the staircase slowly opening the creaking door
Someone comes along and smiles and for a moment all is quite the norm
Avoiding all the crowd below the sound of conversations spin
And patiently I wait in every corner for someone to come in

Dry'd in dust on darkened floors, a gasp resists with every buried breath
Watching shadows through the cracks of light that shape and sway with every step
So carefully and quietly and with an undetected hand
In comes a breeze it sweeps the room and follows with a distant slam

Donned in bath kerchief the chambermaids unlock and let the daylight in
She spoke of trees, and creeping things and nestled foundlings in the Starlight crib
With an unsaving clench a bribe under the cloak is unconcealed
And all her secrets now belong forever to whom she revealed

We build on wretched ruins thinly veiled below our skin & bones
Cowards, sing each other's rhyme and add a verse of all your wicked moans
It starts off as a whisper and grows into the deepest battle cry
Pressing ears and spying eyes await the beast we're nurturing inside

Questions fly and so do I, the hole fills with our harshest stones unturned
'Neath the cardhouse all my kings are buried and the queen won't say a word
We plant the tales, they feed on us 'til accusations earn their wings
Sold out for sharpened tongues and spit into the air these creeping things


Higher

In twenty years what will we say
When we look back on yesterday
Silence falls and I drift into space

This is the time that we will always remember
Living for now making it last forever
These are the best of days
There's nothing in our way
You turn it up and play it over again

This is the time when all our eyes shine brighter
Just you and I and the whole world to fight for
We can make it last
Smile when we look back
Just look inside and feel it over and over again

   We take you higher and higher and higher
   You feel it over and over again
   We take you higher and higher and higher
   You feel it over and over again


This is the life, we live again tomorrow
Letting go, the heart will always follow
Nothing is far away
It's just like yesterday
Just look inside and feel it over and over again

   CHORUS

Now twenty years have passed us by
And we look back and count the time
Burning like the Summer sun
When the world was young

As I lay staring from the ground
And seven trumpets wait to sound
Silence calls and I drift from this place



Women Rule the World

They let us play with all our toys
They let us think that we're big boys
They let us make the louder noise, but...
Women rule the world

They let us think we're superman
That we're the only ones who can be strong
But we break on command, 'cause
Women rule the world

   I try to act so cool but you know I'm just a fool for you, for you
   I won't stop til I reach the top just to be there with you, with you
   And I still trip over my feet
   And my heart still skips a beat
   I'm such a lucky guy 'cause after all this time
   It's like the deeper I go the deeper I fall
   The deeper I go the deeper I fall

They touch so gentle, play so fair
Mend our wounds with love and care
But they can crush us with a stare, 'cause...
Women rule the world

We are the fighters, we control
We're always right, they let it go
Behind that pretty smile they know that...
Women rule the world

   CHORUS

We launch 1000 ships into the rocks
And from the cliffs they watch
Us sink down in our thorny crowns
Women rule the world

And beggars dressed as Emperors
Offering you 7 wonders
Promising the deepest thunder
Women rule the world

We'll tell you you're the perfect girl
We'll crawl for miles through the sand
To win your hand and be your man
Women rule the world

   CHORUS



Sleepwalking

And the broken saints are walking
Far far away
In their sleep since yesterday
Far far away
They stopped counting by the last mile
Far far away
No one asking to be saved

And the cold wind keeps on blowing
I let it lead me astray
Looking for a path to follow
In the darkest of our days

   And I crossed all the lines we had drawn
   Cut all the ties we had formed
   Told all the lies to myself
   While sleepwalking through it all


I was knelt before the crossing
Far far away
When they found me all alone
Far far away
They said, we need someone who needs answers
Far far away
And you've been longing to be told

All the lost ones they keep calling
With their faces to the ground
To the band our steps are marching
Growing distant from the sound

   CHORUS

I'm far far away
From where I think I am
I'm far far away
From who I really am
I'm far far away
My eyes closed for so long
I'm far far away
And what I knew was wrong
I'm far far away
Some call it lost, some call it free
I'm far far away
Let go and you'll find what you need

Sleepwalking we're free
Sleepwalking with me

Far far away
And we fade into the dawn

   CHORUS



Eternity

'Til we meet again in the morning
Starlit skies and you I'm adoring
God whispers your name to me each night
I wake up tasting your lips on mine
If I could I'd make it last for eternity

'Til we say good night I will hold you
Close to me and thank Heaven for you
Tracing lines through candlebeams
Fading light I watch you dream
If I could I'd make it last for eternity

   Let each day fade away
   Counting hours 'til I see your face
   Counting minutes til you're with me
   Each second feels like eternity

   Let each day pass me by
   Counting hours 'til I look in your eyes
   Counting minutes it's all I can do
   Waiting for each night with you

'Til we rise to laughter & sunshine
I will thank the stars that you're all mine
You change my life with just one word
The sweetest song ever heard
If I could I'd make it last for eternity



Never Again

I cared too much
To keep it all together
I'm not a good pretender
I never could live a lie
I said too much
I let it get the best of me
Until it took the rest of me
I thought it was worth the fight

To fight for what's right
To right all the wrongs
To say it in our songs
To know we belong

   No one understands
   They don't have the desire
   Got both hands in the fire
   And I'd do it again.
   We give it all we can.
   All we have is desire
   Got both hands in the fire.
   We burn & still say

   Never say never say never say never again
   Never say never say never say never again


I learned more from one enemy
Than from 1000 friends
That Heaven takes care
Of fools & scoundrels in the end.
You learn more from one lie
Than from 1000 truths
Is all worth dying for you're still not sure
But keep on chargin' through

   CHORUS

   Ya can't really ever say never but we say it again and again and again again
   Never say never say never say never again


To fight for what's right
To right all the wrongs
To say it in our songs
To know we belong
We slowly lose sight
Of what made us strong
The hardest thing to do
Is to let go of your guns

   CHORUS

   Ya can't really ever say never but we say it again and again and again again
   Never say never say never say never again