LYRICS

For anyone who wants to delve deeper into the psyches of the members of Storm of Crows, feel free to peruse our lyrics. Sometimes there's a story, sometimes there's a theme, and sometimes it's list a loosely related collection of words that seem to fit the rhythm and metre of the song, and rhyme too (that's mostly Matt's approach). Just click on a cover or song title and you will be whisked down to the appropriate song lyrics in a whirl of internetty magic and wonder!

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We Were Free

[Verse 3]
You never would believe you're something
You never let me show you what you could do
Feeling all the words around you
No-one ever knew the real you
You made those times, long ago
We were free

 

[Verse 4]
It's all about the words around you
How they make you feel and how they flow
Making you believe you're empty
When deep down inside your heart you know
Forget about the times, let them go
We are free

[Verse 1]

Look at all the world around you
Look at all the times still left to come
Look at all the days you've been through
Realize you're not the only one
Remember the times long ago
We were free

 

[Verse 2]
I wouldn't be here now without you
Guiding me through times of good and bad
Hearing all the things you told me
About ways through you always had
Remember the times long ago
We were free

 
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[Middle 8]

Where did you go

Girl I once knew

You stole the show

And I loved you

 

[Verse 3]

I keep to a narrow path
Gotta beat the savage beast
No matter what it takes
Gonna take a chance again
'Cause after all
I've played for higher stakes

 

[Chorus]
Your words are out of time, I've put you out of mind
You're no friend of mine, you're no friend of mine
Your words are out of time, I've put you out of mind
You're no friend of mine

 

[Middle 8...Again]
Where did you go
Girl I once knew
You stole the show
And I loved you

 

[Chorus...Repeated Quite a Bit]
Your words are out of time, I've put you out of mind
You're no friend of mine, you're no friend of mine

No Friend of Mine

[Verse 1]

Why don't you get out my face
I don't want to hear more lies
There's no time for us no more
Whatever happens here
My time with you is done
I'm walking out the door

 

[Chorus]
Your words are out of time, I've put you out of mind
You're no friend of mine, you're no friend of mine
Your words are out of time, I've put you out of mind
You're no friend of mine

 

[Verse 2]
Our relationship is dead
I've known this since you said
Words of hate and pain
I can't take this any more
I'm leaving you behind
Gonna start my life again

 

[Chorus]
Your words are out of time, I've put you out of mind
You're no friend of mine, you're no friend of mine
Your words are out of time, I've put you out of mind
You're no friend of mine

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Upon Us

[Verse 1]

The night is upon us
It shadows no dark
Tonight I ride out
To the enemy's park

 

[Verse 2]
The time is upon us
No minutes to gain
We're fighting for freedom
Regardless of pain

[Middle 8]
With a sword in my hand
And a shield upon my back
Not knowing if
We'll ever come back

Lost in a strange land
With my honour at stake
My companions all around
All heroes to make

[Verse 3]
The fight is upon us
The test of our skill
Charging the warriors
To make the first kill

 

[Verse 4]
The gathering is upon us
A victory with a cost
Silently remembering
The heroes we lost

 
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Santa Claus, he said to Rudolph "Man I'm tired as I can be,
Stacking present after present underneath those Christmas trees"
Rudolph thought for just a moment standing by his water trough,
"What you really need, poor Santa, is to have a nice day off"

"Day off?" enquired Santa, "What is that? It sounds berserk"
"It's when you stay at home" said Rudolph, "You don't show that day for work"
"Hey man, that sounds fantastic, I know just when I will leave,
I'm gonna put up my feet. My day off this year...will be Christmas Eve"

A day off from Christmas
A day off from spreading that Christmas cheer
There's just one problem don't you know, ol' Santa?
You only work one day every year!

"Wait a minute there Santa" said Rudolph "what about the girls and boys?
How will they get their Christmas presents? We've got a million brand new toys"
"I hadn't thought of that," said Santa, "do you think it would be unkind?
But man, my dogs are barking. I'm sure just this once they won't mind"

Rudolph started to worry, all those children losing their smiles
With no trip around the world, he'd be losing those air miles
The elves would be unemployed, for no toys they'd have to make
It seems like the whole world would end if Santa took this break

A day off from Christmas
A day off from spreading that Christmas cheer
There's just one problem don't you know, ol' Santa?
You only work one day every year!

"Now listen up Santa, while a day off may make you merry,
If you decide to stay home, it'll mean no mince pies and sherry"
Santa near choked on his tea, which I forgot to mention he had,
He took one look at Rudolph and said, "Oh man, that would be so bad!"

"On the one hand, man I'm tired, and I really want to rest,
Not to mention, missing snack time, it'd help me fit in my vest
But no, can't stay away from those milk, mince pies and sweeties
After all I'll be saving the kids of the world from diabetes"

No day off from Christmas
No day off from spreading that Christmas cheer
'Cause I just can't stay away from those snacks
I'm gonna eat my fill this year

Santa's Day Off

 
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[Bridge]

I'm feeling fine now
Things are going my way now

[Middle 8]

No I've never had this much freedom before
I got my first taste and always wanted more
I need another chance to get out of this place
To start my life fresh without no disgrace

[Verse 3]

And now I'm missing you
You know it must be true
Will you come back like the tide
You decide

 

(Okay, so we never really noticed before that there isn't a proper chorus in this song and instead there's just that weird sort of bridge thingy. We only mention the title of the song once, for Pete's sake! How avant-garde are we!?)

[Verse 0...Sort of. It's kinda the intro slow part singy bit]

A light shone out across the valley
Shone brightly like the midday sun
I can't forget what we've been through
And you're the only one

[Verse 1]

So many months ago
You made me love you so
And now you've walked out the door
But you've always come back for more

[Bridge?]

I'm feeling fine now
Things are going my way now

[Verse 2]

You wanted to change me
There was nothing wrong I see
It was you all along now
I know I'm not wrong now

You Decide

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I Don't Want to Wake Up Dead in America

[Verse 1]
I spend my life in this dead end town
Nothing here for me, no reason to hang around
I’ve got no money and no place to go
Even if I did I couldn’t make it on my own

 

They call me a loser, call me a clown
They say I’m nothing while they push me around
I try to fit in but there’s nothing I can do
I hear what they’re saying and I agree with them too

 

[Pre-Chorus]
Why am I here? Why am I all alone?
I’m just a loser with no place to go

 

[Chorus]
I don’t want to wake up dead in America
I’d rather die somewhere else
I don’t want to wake up dead in America
Please let me die anywhere else

[Verse 2]
I search for hope but there’s none in sight
I can’t even begin to know what’s wrong or right
I wish there was someone out there for me
I’ve looked my whole life and there is no one I can see

 

I only hope there’s a way get out
Even if there is, I just don’t know how
I walk alone in the dead of night
I look in their windows but I’m completely out of site

 

[Pre-Chorus]
Why am I here? Why am I all alone?
I’m just a loser with no place to go

 

[Chorus]
I don’t want to wake up dead in America
I’d rather die somewhere else
I don’t want to wake up dead in America
Please let me die anywhere else

[Outro]

I spend my life in this dead end town

No one here for me, no one else around

 
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Her Crime

[Verse 1]
It's such a heart breaking scene
Looking at her face
Tear stained and no hope with human race
Looking like she's hurting
With no comfort around
But this is just her fine
For committing such a crime
               
[Verse 2]
He looks at her and smiles
You're sweet you know you are
But this is just one step you've taken too far
I don't mean to hurt you
It simply happens this way
But this is just her fine
For committing such a crime

 

[Chorus]
She turns away
Nothing left to say, nothing left to prove
Confessing her crime
What a stupid thing to do, admitting that I love you

[Verse 3]
Now she's all alone and feels
Emptiness in her heart
Life isn't worth living
Her dreams have fallen apart
She wonders what made her love him
And why she's suffering now
But this is just her fine
For committing such a crime

[Chorus]
She turns away
Nothing left to say, nothing left to prove
Confessing her crime
What a stupid thing to do, admitting that I love you

 

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus]
She turns away
Nothing left to say, nothing left to prove
Confessing her crime
What a stupid thing to do, admitting that I love you