Lyrics

Eye for an Eye

(music & lyrics: Ricardo Khayatte)
I wish I was
Far away
a thousand miles away
from this town

I wish I was
Far from you
no longer blue
and moving on

An eye for an eye
wouldn’t make things right
these sleepless nights won’t fade to black

I wish I was
a colder man
like my father was
when he up and ran

and drink all night
like my mother
i’d finally sleep
if just for a while

An eye for an eye
wouldn’t make things right
these sleepless nights won’t tear me down

I wish I was
raised by wolves
and free to roam
this here land

and not feel a thing
except my instinct
and just live my life
for the here and now

An eye for an eye
wouldn’t make things right
these sleepless nights won’t tear me down

Don’t wait

(music & lyrics: Ricardo Khayatte)

Honey don’t waste your time waiting on me
I ain’t the white picket type I like it simple and free
I’ve been down that road left me with nothing but scars
and ghosts that won’t fade into the dark
Honey don’t waste your time waiting on me

I ain’t the man that you knew before
Broken down and weary I don’t wanna love know more
But I fall out of habit look up at the stars
with tears in my eyes and you in my heart
I ain’t the man that you knew before

Don’t wait
Don’t wait up
Don’t wait up for me

This road ain’t what I made it out to be
I’m stumbling through these avenues now I can see
I’m wading threw this blue
and all I want is you
This road ain’t what I made it out to be

Don’t wait
Don’t wait up
Don’t wait up for me

So far gone now times gone bye
Come back too many times to even try
now the tables have turned and you’re up to no good
breaking hearts like I know you should
So far gone and now I cry

Don’t wait
Don’t wait up
Don’t wait up for me

Heartbreaker

(music & lyrics: Ricardo Khayatte)

A heart just like a broke down hotel
The bar’ll do just fine
I got a few stories to tell
now when the whiskey tastes like water
on these cold and lonely nights
The way we left things just ain’t right

4 long years and nothing to show but time
It seems you were my Patti Boyd
a girl like you is hard to find
now when the rain it tastes like honey
and you think that you’ve moved on
You come right on back and you do me wrong

You’re a heartbreaker
with that mona lisa smile
Six inch heels and velvet
with her hair all runnin’ wild
You’re a hearbreaker
Still I find myself coming back for more

The sky’s the roof above me, my thoughts my only friend
The road and only its glory
my love until the end
Like a life without a story
Its all how its perceived
Honey, you’re still all I need

You’re a heartbreaker
with that mona lisa smile
Six inch heels and velvet
with her hair all runnin’ wild
You’re a hearbreaker
Still I find myself coming back for more

You’re a heartbreaker
with that mona lisa smile
Six inch heels and velvet
with her hair all runnin’ wild
You’re a hearbreaker
Still I find myself coming back for more

Somethings

(music & lyrics: Ricardo Khayatte)

I look into your eyes
you’re just a stranger
but I feel closer to you than anyone

It could be this night it could be you
It could be these walls that surround me
that are making me feel blue
Please just stay with me tonight
Let’s change the world with just one drink
Let’s fall in love what do you think

I like out on this night
It ain’t familiar
but these stars belong to you as much as me

Somethings they’re worth fighting for
Somethings they’re worth dying for
Somethings they’re worth loving for
There ain’t no better to time than now
There ain’t no better to time than now

I look into your eyes
you ain’t my colour
you ain’t my brother
but you sure as hell set me free

No slave ships headed for america
No hangings in the square
No ideals no grand Utopia
No freedom just the county fair
No education just jail time served
America, you just ain’t right
I learned to love outside your walls
Where the stars come out at night
I ain’t no prisoner
just look around now
There’s a world that’s spinning ’round outside your bed

Somethings they’re worth fighting for
Somethings they’re worth dying for
Somethings they’re worth changing for
There ain’t no better to time than now
There ain’t no better to time than now

I look into your eyes
I see miles of oceans
I see love and war and poems in between

All abstracts to mirrors of this life inside my soul
I’ve been empty I’ve been breaking but my lord you’ve kept me whole
I’m finding that it all comes down to time
I’ve been running ’round
Aimlessly with you inside my mind

I look into your eyes
A thousand questions
And nothing more than who we are to fill this life

Somethings they’re worth fighting for
Somethings they’re worth dying for
Somethings they’re worth loving for
There ain’t no better to time than now
There ain’t no better to time than now

The Wanderer

(music & lyrics: Ricardo Khayatte)

There ain’t nothing like regrets
to make the barrel of a gun
look like highway number 1
for a wanderer.
Just like young love
things don’t make much sense to me.

There ain’t fiction like the truth
to make you think twice
to make you wonder where your life’s been heading
Just like the universe
things don’t make much sense to me.

That’s why i’m stoned
I’m looking round through the unknown
and all my finding is I’m tangled up in blue
and i still don’t understand it

There ain’t heaven just the stars
if you were wondering
But if that ain’t enough
there’s a bible belt midwest
And if you smoke much
you going straight to hell with me

That’s why i’m stoned
I’ve never felt this all alone
yet all my friends surround me like a cloud of smoke
I’ll never understand it

There ain’t no breaks
these empty heartaches
with colder days to come
these northern wind keeps pushing on
I’m misunderstood
and it makes no sense to me

I’m wishing I was gone
and when i’m gone i’m missing home
and when i’m rich i feel alone
and when i’m sad I’m better stoned
and I still don’t hate life
and that don’t make much sense to me
and I still don’t hate life
and that don’t make much sense to me

Too tough to love

(music & lyrics: Ricardo Khayatte)

I look out on this dying sun
the day is done, the battle’s won
Are you still in bed did you dream of me
nothing but you could ever set me free

I was branded with an awkward grin
Dark brown eyes and suffering
But I’m too tough to love and rearrange
but honey you’re just as strange

I sip my coffee
and I catch a buzz
no atheists in the sky above
but I still pray for you to the lord at night
cause thats what i was taught
and it still feels right

I was branded with an awkward grin
Dark brown eyes and suffering
But I’m too tough to love and rearrange
but honey you’re just as strange

Nothing but you is on my mind
my friends tell me it’s a waste of time
Part time work to stay alive
There ain’t no easy way
to say goodbye

I was branded with an awkward grin
Dark brown eyes and suffering
But I’m too tough to love and rearrange
but honey you’re just as strange

I see you in the books I’ve read
and wonder if i’m still in your head
A pink carnation in a field of corn
There ain’t nothing like a woman’s scorn

I was branded with an awkward grin
Dark brown eyes and suffering
But I’m too tough to love and rearrange
but honey you’re just as strange