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The Kalahari Hijack

by The Kalahari Hijack

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1.
Your will is breaking Your hands keep shaking Now I, I like to think that I did all that I could We both know this is the final throw The point is this now You can't resist, it's like a It's like a rattlesnake, a mouthful of foam And you know, it's taking you down below Don't stick around If you can't deal with the crowd Kicking a man as he's on the ground Oh, oh, oh, oh I need this like I need a hole in the head Oh, oh, oh, oh The doctor says you'd be better off dead The never-ending chase, it's all over now Oh, oh, oh, oh I need this like I need a hole in the head Going down Going down The beat keeps crashing Your life keeps passing you You realise now that you've lost all that you gained And you know, only yourself to blame The clock is ticking Your life is slipping now I watch you like I watch a dog with a bone And I know it's taking you down below Don't stick around If you can't deal with the crowd Kicking a man as he's on the ground Oh, oh, oh, oh I need this like I need a hole in the head Oh, oh, oh, oh The doctor says you'd be better off dead The never-ending chase, it's all over now Oh, oh, oh, oh I need this like I need a hole in the head Going down Going down It's a busy time for me I got to, got to raise a family It's a busy time for me I got to, got to raise a family It's a busy time for me I got to, got to raise a family It's a busy time for me I got to, got to raise a family Too many times I enabled your own crimes No more, relax Slip away
2.
Provocation Aggravation The clock is ticking Just existing Not achieving Never ending I don't think I need to explain myself to you Retaliation Validation I kicked the habit Look around Everything's shut down Not a sound Crumbling to the ground All the dreams that you once held so close have gone up in smoke Dedication Confrontation Since the world begun Just surviving Not realising No escaping I don't think I need to explain myself to you Intimidation No retribution Stumble and fall
3.
Flame 05:31
And I am drawn to it As it is to me Its power reflects in my eyes And I am drawn to it As it is to me Its power reflects in my eyes Consume and conquer As it does within Can't put it out or let it grow Let it grow It flickers and fades but never dies And I can't leave it And it can't leave me No no It flickers and fades but never dies And I can't leave it And it can't leave me Oh No it can't leave me And red runs through my veins Takes control, takes the reins It blinds my sensible side And red runs through my veins Takes control, takes the strain Empowers my soul to fight
4.
The chase is on and I'm in demand I know this place like the back of my hand I drop the bomb then I disappear Made it plain I'm not needed here But that's not the way I play That's not what I planned for Venture far into the unknown Digging deep like a dog for a bone In this life you can't always win But don't go down without taking a swing Away Keep running away Under the sun I head for home Under the sun I stand alone In the light I lose my head Memories of simple days Under the sun I fade away Now's the time to face my fate There's no way out - just do what you're told Hope is gone, stuck in a hole They'll make you beg, beg for your life You gotta run, run through the night But that's not the way I play Not what I'm looking for It grinds you down year after year The stars align and all is clear And if I'm found I won't be judged With this rage running through my blood Away Keep running away Under the sun I head for home Under the sun I stand alone In the light I lose my head Memories of simple days Under the sun I fade away Now's the time to face my fate Under the sun I head for shore Under the sun my eyes explore Consequences cross my mind Memories of simple days Under the sun I fade away Now's the time to face my fate
5.
Calendar 05:19
So funny how you see me in the dark Naked truth so clear, so stark What do we do this for? You breathe like the daybreak, slow Then you shine me like the stardust glows What do we do this for? Oh, oh, oh When the day comes and the clothes are undone There's only sweat here in this morning sun Oh, what do we do this for? Oh, what do we do this for? I can feel you in the room Without looking to find your face Still don't know what I want from you Don't think what I need is something you can do When the taint starts and it's all run through This talk is all the death of me and you The sun won't heal these cuts of mine All kisses and eyes turned blind Oh, what do we do this for? Oh, what do we do this for? Oh, what do we do this for? Oh, oh, oh What do we do this for? Oh, oh, oh What do we do this for?
6.
Dead End Boy 05:37
You don't need to take what you've been given Don't be what they want you to be Kill the lights with a plan of your making Why be bound when you can be free? It's only money I'm still somebody It's only money Take it and go It's only money And I'm not sorry It's only money Don't want to know I'm a dead end boy I'm a dead end boy Could have lived my life in the fast lane I'm a dead end boy I'm a dead end boy I've only got myself to blame
7.
You've had your lows You've had your highs I won't pretend I know it ain't a easy thing to swallow Not easy to mend It's not like it's been written in stone It gives me something to fantasise Somewhere to lay my head down Just for one night Oh, what d'ya say? I know it's not what you want Can you meet me half way? One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone To the bone You got all these little lies You hide so well You lead where others follow Under your spell It ain't like we've never been here before Ain't making a big surprise Something to stand your ground for Fight the fire Oh, what d'ya say? I know it's not what you want Can you meet me half way? One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone To the bone To the bone Oh, what d'ya say? I know it's not what you want Can you meet me half way? Ain't no shame in my game Don't try to pass the blame Ain't no shame in my game One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone One last time Will you be mine? I never meant to grind you down Right to the bone To the bone To the bone To the bone
8.
Well I got out with zero blood on my hands When others chose to keep on walking I ran Even a dying dog could smell that rat Don't act so eager cos it's starting to grate Me, I know you ain't been narrow or straight Just slow it down, always take care It's only a game It's only a game for us to follow This road down which we have been led Got the feeling that I, I've been here before Can't remember what you wanted me for You left me down, down on the floor Come outside, settle the score Wash this blood from our hands Time to finally put this thing to bed The time will come to tell my side of the tale You keep on mocking but you know that you failed Don't waste your time keeping up the act It's only a game It's only a game for us to follow This road down which we have been led Got the feeling that I, I've been here before Can't remember what you wanted me for You left me down, down on the floor Come outside, settle the score Wash this blood from our hands Time to finally put this thing to bed Got the feeling that I, I've been here before Can't remember what you wanted me for You left me down, down on the floor Come outside, settle the score Wash this blood from our hands Time to finally put this thing to bed Got the feeling that I, I've been here before Can't remember what you wanted me for You left me down, down on the floor Come outside, settle the score Wash this blood from our hands Time to finally put this thing to bed
9.
I have nothing more to say Oh I have nothing more to say You, the promise you betrayed Oh you, I damn you everyday And after all you put me through I still can't escape So many times you hid the truth My ten year mistake I have nothing more to give Oh I need something more than this Oh you, slowly burning your own scar Oh you, you let it go too far, far, ohhh And after all you put me through I still can't escape So many times you hid the truth My ten year mistake Everybody told me It's all just in my mind Everybody told me To leave it all behind Fade away Oooooh And I'm silent from today
10.
Stop for a minute and ask yourself Are you sure she forgot about me? I did so many good things to her I could be things you could never be Try to stop yourself thinking about The ways my hands touched her skin Tell me to keep those hands off It's so easy when she gives in She's someone else's lover While she's loving you Someone's thinking of her While you're thinking she's true When you're there in her arms, in her legs Don't you think I'm not there too? She's someone else's lover Don't expect she can get what she wants from you I didn't want to be somebody's demon Couldn't live with the good thing I'd found Wasn't strong enough to last the distance But it's hard to forget now So stand up, look yourself in the mirror Do you think you like what she might see Tell me what's the worst that could happen Don't you see, the worst is me? She's someone else's lover While she's loving you Someone's thinking of her While you're thinking she's true When you're there in her arms, in her legs Don't you think I'm not there too? She's someone else's lover Don't expect she can get what she wants from you
11.
Combine our guile, the chance is greater My horse was so high I could not breathe Stop my doubts from getting deeper Recognised through gritted teeth I understand Sometimes you got to accept the offer When someone lends a helping hand I could not breathe Ohhh, we stand together Ohhh, we face our fate As time goes by I still believe her Ohhh, we share the weight We make our way towards the border Hand in hand, plan our escape And I believe
12.
I'm not long for this world Almost my time to go I'm not long for this world Don't act surprised, I told you so Another child is born so I must make way I'm not long for this world I'm not long for this world I'm not long for this world Had my fair share of thrills Never planned on getting ill I don't need help, I never pray I'm not long for this world Waiting for the day You're heading my way Sitting by the sun Into my arms you'll run I'm not long . . . I'm not long for this world I'm not long for this world Body and mind both gone downhill You can clear that cupboard full of pills So many days I threw away Make sure you say what you gotta say I'm not long for this world Please take care of my girls I'm not long for this world Please take care of my girls Sing a song on my birthday Memories never go away Waiting for the day You're heading my way Sitting by the sun Into my arms you'll run And I would do it all again Enjoy the sun, the spring, the rain Yeah, I would do it all again Enjoy the sun, the spring, the rain Make the most of every day We don't get long in this world We're not long for this world We're not long for this world We're not long for this world We're not long for this world Make the most of every day We don't get long in this world

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Hole in The Head: youtu.be/YeeUDW6jMD8
Stagnant (Up In Smoke): youtu.be/LPbkZtMrG38
Flame: youtu.be/OvHv9mXOed8
Under The Sun: youtu.be/Jmz8jIOMUN4
Calendar: youtu.be/q0l5I-4Q_ZY
Dead End Boy: youtu.be/Ti77D-1Hs2w
Down To The Bone: youtu.be/ts6botIQGqQ
Settle The Score: youtu.be/fa6UEJxtyW0
Ten Year Mistake: youtu.be/aP_yd_Pb-ws
Someone Else's Lover: youtu.be/AABIqc6-kM8
My Horse Was So High: youtu.be/q5QkZNVOro8
We're Not Long For This World: youtu.be/lauB2Loe0Wo

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released March 8, 2019

produced by S. McGregor
recorded at Glengyron Studios

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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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