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Now's The Same As Then

by The Kalahari Hijack

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1.
My Downfall 03:39
You pulled me from the deepest hole When you grabbed my hand that day I did not know who I should call Thought I'd gone too far to save By the stars above Through the darkest night I'll take you to a place miles and miles away Sitting, staring at the wall And your tears begin to fall Don't know what I'm gonna do Now I can't rely on you By the stars above Through the darkest night I'll take you to a place miles and miles away The end of it all Where, what, when and why You were my downfall My downfall My downfall Now we've all got our stories to sell Now we've all got our tales to tell By the stars above Through the darkest night I'll take you to a place miles and miles away By the stars above Through the darkest night I'll take you to a place miles and miles away By the stars above Through the darkest night I'll take you to a place miles and miles away By the stars above Through the darkest night I'll take you to a place miles and miles away Away Away Away Away, away, away
2.
Stand beside me Try and hold my hand Ain't it funny You can hold me in the dark Sunlight makes me see through I don't understand Oh melt the ice around your heart It's the same old dance, same stupid trance Got one foot in and one hand on the door Pushing and pulling the chain that binds us Don't know what you're waiting for Lie beside me Let me touch your face I leave no echo I leave no trace It's the same old dance, same stupid trance Got one foot in and one hand on the door Pushing and pulling the chain that binds us Don't know what you're waiting for Can't see the difference from daylight And the light you feel when my clothes fall on the floor It's the same old dance, same stupid trance Got one foot in and one hand on the door Pushing and pulling the chain that binds us Don't know what you're waiting for It's the same old dance, same stupid trance Got one foot in and one hand on the door Pushing and pulling the chain that binds us Don't know what you're waiting for It's the same old dance It's the same old dance It's the same old dance It's the same old dance It's the same old dance It's the same old dance It's the same old dance It's the same old dance Can't see the difference from daylight And the light you feel when my clothes fall on the floor
3.
Retrograde 06:02
We watch the sun rise on the mountains in the west Relieved to find a brand new day Our work is almost done - time to head back home Leave this God-forsaken place In the dead of night Cold light of day All it takes is one mistake The fear, it comes The fear, it goes Our commitment never wanes Some rise Some fall But the game remains the same Up high Down below In the end the game remains the same The game remains the same We view the carnage we created from above The friends we lost along the way Now we're homeward bound With our heads held high Proud of all that we achieved Some rise Some fall But the game remains the same Up high Down below In the end the game remains the same The game remains the same Some rise Some fall But the game remains the same Up high Down below In the end the game remains the same The game remains the same The game remains the same The game remains the same
4.
Picked you up when you were down Moved you right out of town Cleaned and fed you, healed your scars Did I maybe go too far? All an act, you dirty rat Two-faced bitch - that's a fact Back in the gutter, no more to give This ain't how I want to live Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, I took your advice Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, you didn't think twice Rot in your vomit, sleep on the ground I was fooled, you lying cow You said you loved me, I asked you how? Not such a bright spark now Shaking, trembling, not sleeping at night Why didn't you treat me right? Cheated, lied - messed with my head I gave you love, I gave you my bed Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, I took your advice Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, you skinned me alive Over you now, can't help you no more Back in your hole, you dirty whore Goodbye to you, have a good time As for me, I'll be just fine Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, I took your advice Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, you didn't think twice Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, you bled me dry Tears in my eyes, my head in a vice Oh, you skinned me alive
5.
Well, that's the chance you take The longer life makes you wait Before you're over the hill Move in for the kill When the sun don't shine You'll be the first in line Ooooh, oooh, oooh, oooh Ooooh, oooh, oooh You chose this life for yourself And now you beg for my help Wipe away the sweat Each bead might help you forget When the stars align You'll be the first in line Ooooh, oooh, oooh, oooh Ooooh, oooh, oooh Can you feel it? Pouring down the drain You don't know where you're going, don't know what you're fighting for Can you feel it? No one else to blame And nowhere left to go There's nowhere left to go All this song and dance Yes, you had your chance Now your future is set Time to lie in your bed When the crown is mine When the crown is mine When the crown is mine You'll be the first You'll be the first in line You'll be the first in line
6.
The jury's out Eyes are all on me Bargain or plea They cut me down Given the third degree They still don't believe The deal is done, no turning back Heading fast down a one way track Boned and rolled Waiting on a lifeline Boned and rolled Deeper than the last time Boned and rolled Habit of a lifetime Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Never took a warning Boned and rolled Innocent till proven Boned and rolled Fell for the illusion Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Exit the fray I've been set free Pressure released Your tale grows old and time goes by Don't back down when the stakes are high Boned and rolled Heading for the big time Boned and rolled Dancing on a landmine Boned and rolled Everything a reason Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Shelter drawing nearer Boned and rolled Things are looking clearer Boned and rolled Falling into rapture Boned and rolled Boned and rolled All my demons They're the reasons I'm this way Boned and rolled Yes I'm tired Always wired, every day I've been found out but I won't leave Clinging on by the skin of my teeth Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Running through a red light Boned and rolled Always feeling uptight Boned and rolled Spoiling for a fist fight Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Waiting for the payback Boned and rolled Purpose now I don't lack Boned and rolled A target I can aim at Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled Boned and rolled
7.
You say you won't and then you will Your time is up - I can't stand still Now I've got my thinking straight It's a simple tale of fate I cannot lie, I do not know I stayed high - you sunk so low And you know we can't pretend That now's the same as then And the walls are closing in It may be time to start again I cannot lie, I do not know I stayed high - you sunk so low And you know we can't pretend That now's the same as then Always something Coming round again Always something Just a case of when I cannot lie, I do not know (Now's the same as then) I stayed high - you sunk so low (Now's the same as then) And you know we can't pretend (Now's the same as then) That now's the same as then I cannot lie, I do not know (Now's the same as then) I stayed high - you sunk so low (Now's the same as then) And you know we can't pretend (Now's the same as then) That now's the same as then The same as then The same as then The same as then, as then, as then, as then Now's the same as then Now's the same as then
8.
Feel the heat burning down Dig in deep, no hanging around Every morning, a shot in the arm Flames are flying, you come to no harm, no, no The bells are ringing, you can't hear a sound Eyes open, an ear to the ground Friendly fire, hit on the head End of the road, still seeing red In the heat things can get out of hand No-one will win so you take what you can Mother Mercy looks up to the sky Soldiers on, a tear in her eye He watches Ripken hitting for home Standing ovation, he runs alone In the heat things can get out of hand No-one will win so you take what you can What you saying? Stringing me along I can't write no protest song What you doing? Making me mad The last chance was the best that you had Take it to your grave now Lying down, feeling blue Nothing to live for, nothing to do Go out, feeling fine Made a move, way out of line In the heat things can get out of hand No-one will win so you take what you can Take what you can Take what you can Take what you can Take what you can Take what you can Take what you can Take what you can
9.
Green, yellow, blue, purple haze Tangled up too tight Brain reeling in a maze of shapes and forms I smell incense, dense smoke Where am I? Let me go I start to choke, stench of sickness, shivering cold Try to scream, no noise Try to speak, no voice Sweat swathes my body Gonna drown The waves crash over me Push me down I sink deeper and deeper I sink deeper and deeper I sink deeper and deeper Gonna drown Gonna drown With gasping breath I'm flying now A vulture's prey Thunder fills my head Could I be dead? No, not today Not today Try to scream, no noise Try to speak, no voice Sweat swathes my body Gonna drown The waves crash over me Push me down Sweat swathes my body Gonna drown The waves crash over me Push me down I sink deeper and deeper I sink deeper and deeper I sink deeper and deeper Gonna drown I sink deeper and deeper I sink deeper and deeper I sink deeper and deeper Gonna drown Gonna drown Gonna drown Gonna drown. gonna drown, gonna drown, drown, drown
10.
The burden of pain shall never rest Cold on the skin, tight in the chest The wind blows on, never to stop Live for your life, don't forget what you've got The burden of pain shall never cease Always on your mind, it brings you to your knees The wind blows on, where did it begin? Can't live without, can't live within So where do we go now? Every way we look it's dark So what do you say now? Open up your heart and see the light Down that road, the only road I've ever known I pass that man who still stands there He lives in vain, never to see again He couldn't move on when life told him So where do we go now? Every way we look it's dark So what do you say now? Open up your heart and see the light Down that road, the only road I've ever known I pass that man who still stands there He lives in vain, never to see again He couldn't move on when life told him Down that road, the only road I've ever known I pass that man who still stands there He lives in vain, never to see again He couldn't move on when life told him Down that road Down that road Down that road Down that road Down that road, the only road I've ever known I pass that man who still stands there He lives in vain, never to see again He couldn't move on when life told him When life told him When life told him When life told him When life told him

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released March 5, 2021

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The Kalahari Hijack Scotland, UK

The Kalahari Hijack is a rock band.

The Hijack's material varies from epic classic rock to more plaintive acoustic tracks via the occasional catchy pop chorus.

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