The Songs : Shout Out Loud
Music (5-8/07) Words (5/05, 5-8/07; edited 8/15+3/16)
*Finished* 8/07

The left and the right… don’t think alike
one sure, one in doubt… don't count it out
coming up at any time… not that I mind
so anxious when it shows… but that's just how it goes

One thing you need to understand
I hold your life in my hands
and I enjoy that kind of power

Shout out loud
turn inside out
open my eyes right now
shout out loud
turn me around
you'll never keep me down

Sometimes on the sly... they come alive!
I know it's not what you choose... but you lit the fuse

One thing you need to understand
you lift me up like no one can
and you enjoy that kind of power

So shout out loud
and turn inside out
open my eyes right now
shout out loud
turn me around
you'll never keep me down
no, you won't

I see the points that you make
one at a time, they're mine to take
& I can't help but overestimate mistakes
to ignore them would require all my strength
so I...

Shout out loud
turn inside out
open my eyes right now
shout out loud
turn me around
you could never keep me down
no, no, no, no, no

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Background:
Music: Pretty rockin' and I was actually working on another song when this riff showed up... but it fit much better with the first verse of this song (which is all I had at the time)... which was also written two years earlier. This is definitely going to be the opening track of album #4. Well, maybe.
Lyrics: I'm not an overly political person. I realized over 9 years after I wrote it that I needed to change the title.


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