Kelly Z and "the Lot"

 

SOFTEN ME UP

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Perry Robertson-  Guitar

Matt McFadden -  Bass

Scotty Lund - Drums

 

Love has been cruel to me in the past

Oh but I survived because I fought back

I might be tough won't you soften me up

 

I've built these walls this I will admit

Oh but they keep me safe from all of this

I might be tough won't you soften me up

 

I tried to be sweet and nice

And do everything, everything that’s right

But I’m so afraid to give

That ain't no way for someone to live

 

My heart aches for someone just like you

I pray it's time for me to see this through

I might be tough won't you soften me up

 

So hold my hand won't you hold it tight

Please don't let me go even if I fight (you)

I might be tough won't you soften me up

 

RESTLESS

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Perry Robertson - Guitar

Scotty Lund - Percussion

Aubrey Richmond  - Violin

Nate Light - Stand Up Bass (Fingered and Bowed)

 

I'm getting restless

It's all getting old

This lying and cheating

Is keeping me cold

 

I'm getting restless

Time to get out

From under this madness

From under this cloud

 

I finally looked inside myself

It was the only way I could tell

That you had put me under your spell

As you dragged me to hell

 

I'm getting restless

Freedom is near

With my eyes wide open

I'm crushing this fear

 

I'm getting restless

Time to get out

From under this madness

From under this cloud

 

oh.oh,oh.......

 

I finally gave myself

A way out of this hell

I'm no longer under your spell

Can't you tell

 

I'm getting restless

Freedom is near

And with my eyes wide open

I'm crushing this fear

 

I'm getting restless.

I'm getting restless

I'm getting restless

 

oh,oh,oh......

(Inspired by the uprisings in the middle east)

 

THIS TOWN

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Perry Robertson - Guitar/Background Vocals

Matt McFadden - Bass

Scotty Lund - Cajon/Percussion

Rob Zucca - Background Vocals

 

Living in this town it takes so much

Everybody’s looking for a touch

But there’s no time to belong

Oh just hang on

Living in the town takes so much   

 

She flew into the city with a dream

Lost it all before she could see

Nothing here makes much sense

Forget your innocence

Living in this town you lose so much 

 

You can survive in this town

If you chose to stick around

But don't you slip don't you fall down

 

He got his fame, he made his gold

For his youth everything he sold

But that soon slipped away

No more younger days

Living in this town you need so much

 

You can survive in this town

If you chose to stick around

But don't you slip don't you fall down

Or it might swallow you

 

I walk these streets I made my bed

To stay here nobody put a gun to my head

I’ve learned to take what’s mine

And got myself a better line

Living in this town takes so much 

 

You can survive in this town

If you chose to stick around

But don't you slip don't you fall down

Or it might swallow you

Might swallow down

Like a pill swallow you down

Down, Down. Down

In this town, down down down

 

PLAIN SIMPLE ME

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Aubrey Richmond - Violin

 

Are you the traveler of my dreams

Taking me to places that I’ve dreamed of but I never seen

And I long to take your hand and go with you to that distant land

 

Because I long to get away

Oh you know that I, I long to be set free from

Plain Simple Me

 

Are you the knight in shining armour

Who has come to slay the dragons that I keep inside

But I always had to hide

 

Will you come to my rescue

Oh and take me away with you

Because I am trapped inside my soul

Oh you know I'm needing to show much more than

Plain Simple Me

 

I'm trapped inside my skin 

And all the walls are caving in 

Trapped behind my broken dreams

Where nothing is what it seems

 

Because I’m slowly dying

Oh you know but no one can hear me crying

All they see is

Plain Simple Me.

 

LET’S GO TO LOVE

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Perry Robertson - Guitar

Matt McFadden - Bass

Scotty Lund - Percussion

Aubrey Richmond - Fiddle

Galen Shostac - Keys

 

Well you look at me like you don’t know where this thing is going to go

You’re so afraid of loving me, but all I want to do is set you free

So come with me to a place I know, I call it heaven let’s go

Let’s go to love

 

I know that you cry when I’m not around

But baby love shouldn’t bring you down

So hold my hand, hold it tight and everything will be all right

Hold me now and I’ll take you home and you will never be alone

Let’s go to love

 

So trust me with your heart, show me your soul, just give me it all

Let’s go to love

 

Cause I would go to the end of the world

Just to prove that I’m your girl

You’re the one that I’m dreaming of 

Oh baby this must be love

Come with me to a place I know, I call it heaven let’s go

Let’s go to love

 

28

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Perry Robertson - Guitar

Scotty Lund - Cajon/Percussion

Aubrey Richmond - Violin

 

He would be 28

If it wasn’t for that dark July day

He would be a full grown son

So many things he would have done

 

I can feel him in the air

I see him everywhere

 

He would be standing tall as I

And still have that twinkle in his eye

 

I can feel him in the air

I can see him everywhere

 

Cause he’s here in all the others

He’s been here all the while

He’s here when we save another

And he smiles  

I can feel him smile

 

She would be seventeen

The prettiest girl you ever seen

She would be on her way to prom

But something on that dark day went wrong

 

I can feel her in the air

I can see her everywhere

 

Cause she’s here in all the others

She’s been here all the while

She’s here when we save another

And she smiles

I can feel her smile

 

He would be just turning 10

Hanging around with his best friend

She would be 39

They would all be right here again

 

They're here in all the others

They've been here all the while

They're here when we save another

And they smiles

I can feel them smile

 

He would be 28

She would be 17

He would be just turning 10

They would all be here again

 (a song inspired by Adam Walsh and all those we have lost too young.)

 

LOST AND FOUND

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Aubrey Richmond - Violin

Scotty Lund - Percussion

 

Lost and Found, lost again in this life

Up and down just trying to survive

Without the angel once beside me, they say is an angel up above

The only reason I survived this world was my little girl

 

So I look for love, I look for love, I look for love from up above

 

Lost and Found, I'm lost again along the way

Up and down I'm searching everyday

For the angel once beside me and for an angel up above

I need a reason to survive this world without my little girl

 

So she sends me love, she sends me love, she sends me love from up above

 

Lost and Found, lost again in my sleep

Up and down, I close my eyes I softly weep

To the angel once beside me, she's now my angel up above

The only grace in my world, my little girl

 

I feel love, I feel love, I feel love from above 

I feel love from my angel up above 

Cause she sends me love, she sends me love, she sends me love from up above

And I'm feeling love, I'm feeling love, I'm feeling love from up above

I feel the love,  I feel the love from my angel up above

 

Lost and found but finding reasons to live

Up and down, I'm letting go to forgive

 

I’LL GO

Written by Kelly Zirbes

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Perry Robertson - Guitar

Rob Zucca - Guitar

Matt McFadden - Bass

Scotty Lund - Drums

 

Got word this morning I’m headed off to war

Nothing ever felt so hard in all my years before

But two years and counting I gave my word

You are now a soldier is what I heard

 

So I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go

This I know

 

The difference of opinion in this country is good

You say what you feel is right and I’ll do what I should

I’m just like you a living, breathing, loving man

Standing up for freedom the best way I can

 

Let the rain fall down on me

This is who I am can't you see

I fight for the right to be free

Let the rain fall down on me

As I stand here I believe

We all have the right to be free

 

Not sure what will happen, I'm not sure that I will live

But it would be so much better if you would just give me a little smile

Maybe shake my hand while I leave this town

I hope next year we’ll all be just hanging around

 

Cause I’m just like you a living, breathing, freedom loving man

 

BETTER WAY

Written By Kelly Zirbes and Perry Robertson

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals/Guitar

Matt McFadden - Bass

 

Went down to the store today

Bought me some bricks and a better way

To deal with a man who don't treat me right

I'm gonna bulid me a wall, build it tall tonight

 

Yeah, gotta get out to the yard today

Get me a shovel and a better way

To deal with a man who likes to stray

I'm gonna bury my love deep today

 

Nobody gonna hurt me

Nobody gonna ever hurt me

Nobody gonna hurt me again

 

Gotta get down to the locksmith today

I need a safe and a better way

To deal with a man, he's a three timing man

I'm gonna lock up that love as tight as I can

 

Gotta get down to the river today

I need a vacation it's the only way

To put this man put him in the past

Gonna close my eyes and I'll never look back.

 

RUNNIN

Written by Kelly Zirbes and Perry Robertson

Kelly Zirbes - Vocals

Perry Robertson - Guitar

Matt McFadden - Bass

Scotty Lund - Drums/Percussion

Elizabeth Hangan - Background Vocals

 

Runnin' down a long and dusty road

I'm runnin' down a long and dusty road

Don't matter where I been, it don't matter where I go

 

I'm flyin' through these hard and lonely streets 

I'm flyin' through these hard and lonely streets 

Don't care if I belong, it don't matter who meet

 

When I'm runnin', I'm runnin, I'm runnin', I'm runnin', so high

When I'm runnin' I can fly

And if you don't catch me comin' there's no need to say goodbye

 

Keep movin' through this world I call my home

I gotta keep movin' through this world I call my home

I don't care what I'm missin', it don't matter what I own

 

When I'm runnin', I'm runnin, I'm runnin', I'm runnin', so high

When I'm runnin' I can fly

And if you don't catch me comin' there's no need to say goodbye

 

I got no reason to give these bones a rest

I got no reason to give these bones a rest

I don't care how long it takes me I just got to do my best.  

 

Cause I'm runnin', I'm runnin', I'm runnin', Gotta keep runnin', so high

When I'm runnin' I can fly

And if you don't catch me comin' there's no need to say goodbye

 

Cause I'm runnin', I'm runnin', I'm runnin', I'm runnin', so high

When I'm runnin' I can fly

And if you don't catch me comin' there's no need to say goodbye