The Flashing Lights Lyrics - Where The Change Is

Where The Change Is + Highschool + Half The Time + Heart Like Mine + Rotary Hotel
Summertime Climb + Where Do The Days Go? + Talk To The Hand + The Unattached +The Patient You Forgot To See + Elevature + Day Like That + Gone Are The Good Times

(special thanks to Rob Butcher for typing these up!)

W H E R E  T H E  C H A N G E  I  S
Since you've been gone, I've been untrue. Hoping that you have been untrue too! No one wants to feel guilty. If I was the star and you were the fan, How could you join this one man band? You don't know where it's going. So much to learn, so little to teach. You're out of touch with someone so hard to reach (Everyone). Now you don't know where to go. Well you don't know where the change is and all the pleasure it brings. Oh, I thought you were gonna clip my wings. Oh, love is a powerful dream and I woke up with a scream. And I was up on a plane with your cheap seat memories pumping the pressure in every vein. What I say blows away. How `bout the love that you had for me? No one wants to feel guilty. Since you've been gone, I've been untrue hoping that you have been untrue too! (Everything). But you don't know where to go. Now you don't know where the change is and all the pleasure it brings. But I thought you were gonna clip my wings.. Oh, love is a powerful dream and we broke up with a scream. And I was up on a plane with your cheap seat memory pumping the pressure in every vein. You don't know where (the change is)...
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H I G H S C H O O L
Someone from my high school must have really hurt me too. Maybe that's why I will always stand by you. I've been down a long trail saddled with a sad old mare. I'm hoping you'll arrive soon without a care. But if they take the wrong turn, well you are gonna lose my love! Cause it can take a lot more than a push or shove. So someone start the countdown. Will someone flick the radio on? Because I am all wrapped up and I don't want to go! We'll hear a spirit cool and strong at the heart of autumn's song. Your lips are moving but can you sing along or will you get it wrong? And if you catch me looking backwards to the rings where I've thrown my hat, the sentimental side roads are just that. Someone start the countdown. Will someone turn the radio on? Because I am all shook up and I don't want to go! Someone from my high school must have really hurt me bad. Maybe that's why I know what it is to be sad. When it's finally over or at least you're feeling more like you, I know you won't ask me to leave you too.
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H A L F  T H E  T I M E
I lost my true love back in 1989. She was the greatest friend that you could ever find. Now there are children swinging off her homemade skirt. When I grow up I might ask her to mend this hurt. Cause Iím only happy half the time. Yah, Iím only happy half the time. I lost my true love back in 1994. She did not want to belong to me anymore. Now I picture her laughing through a glass of wine. And I cry more tears but she was never only mine. And sheís only happy half the time. Yah sheís only happy half the time. Sheís only happy half the time. Yah sheís only happy half the time. I found my true love back in 1996. I knew I'd find her when I headed for the sticks. But she's no country girl and she won't give up on me yet. Each night I tell her I love her and hoping she'll forget! That we're only happy half the time. We're only happy half the time. We're only happy half the time. Yah weíre only happy half the time.
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H E A R T  L I K E  M I N E
I checked into worlds without you. You canít loose on your own, Showed me only that we canít loose on our own. I wonít call my t.v. set, I canít loose, on my own. No thereís no way to stop it, And I could take it if I want it. But you canít wake the lions with a heart like mine. No you canít wake the lions with a heart that beats like mine! So here I lye knowing that I canít loose on my own. Shadows climb through my point of view. You canít loose on your own . No thereís no way to stop it, you better take it if you want it. Cause you canít wake the lions with a heart like mine. Well you could talk Ďtill your crying with a heart like mine. And you could walk like a giant with a heart like mine. But you canít wake the lions with a heart that beats like mine. Whoís gonna make their mark on a heart like mine? Whoís gonna catch a spark off a heart like mine? You canít wake the lions with a heart like mine. No you canít wake the lions with a heart that beats like, heart that sleeps like mine!
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R O T A R Y  H O T E L 
It's a long way up to the rotary hotel but that's where all of our dreams fell. Through the torn curtains, I saw that nothing is for certain. As I walked down to that sweet brown lake I saw that all of our mistakes lied in the surface about to break. And all these rows of afternoon shadows melt with morning bright arrows. The rows of afternoon shadows melt with morning bright arrows. And I lost the fight with the battle. So won't you come to help me this time? Out by the shipwrecked academy I had the sense kicked out of me. And I lost all of my feelings. Maybe that's where all of our dealings went sour, right on the hour, the traffic slowed and magically golden. Horns hit the window as you walked out. It's a long way up to the rotary hotel but that's where all of our dreams fell. Through the torn curtains I saw that nothing is for certain. As all these rows of afternoon shadows melt with morning bright arrows. The rows of afternoon shadows melt with morning bright arrows. And I lost the fight with the battle. And everything was unraveled. Oh I lost the fight with the battle. So won't you come and help me this time? Oh it's a long way up (x3). Oh I was checking out of this lonely room, when I got started watching something on the tube. Now I'm still lying here.
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S U M M E R T I M E  C L I M B
I put my headphones on and sang the blues. Though winter ended and the weeds all grew. Where does the fun begin? Here at my nightmares end. Summertime is such a climb. I took my headphones off and heard the news. Summer imploded and new flowers bloomed. Where does the fun begin? Here at my nightmares end. Summertime is such a climb. Whoa you say you know me and you speak so convincingly. Yeah yeah you want to hear more but you don't know what you're in for. I traded headphones for a pair of shoes. And I walked through tragedy and made the news. Where does the fun begin? Here at my nightmares end. Summertime is such a climb. Where does the fun begin? Here at my nightmares end. Summertime is such a climb!
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W H E R E  D O  T H E  D A Y S  G O ?
Where do the days go? Silent fractions, spending all our time out of action. I've got some dreams stored on the dashboard. Gonna let them loose when we hit town. Heart full of soul and a head full of numbers. Thought by now I'd awoke from the slumber. This is a goodbye to the free ride and a hollow kiss to all I'll miss. Where do the days go in the summer? Time is a selfish thing to keep. Still I want it yeah I want it when I'm drifting off to sleep. Where do the days go? Silent fractions, spending all our time out of action. I've got some dreams stored on the dashboard. Gonna let them loose when we hit town. Canít go back now. Canít go back now. Write me back home right now. Theyíre already gone. Where do the days go? (x4).
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T A L K  T O  T H E  H A N  D
Talk to the hand I donít wanna know. I wish I never came on this show but Iím looking better than youíve ever seen! Now Iím working nights down at the palace of dreams. Taking you on for the first time. Taking you on for the very last time. Putting you on for the first time. Putting you on for the very last time. Talk to the hand Ďtill your face is blue, cause now your talking to a dream come true! Heard you say I was a waste of time. Weíll now youíll spend it at the back of the line. Telling you once for the first time. Telling you off for the very last time. Putting you on for the first time. Putting you off for the very last time. Oh I donít need anyone. Oh I donít need anyone. Talk to the hand, if youíre gonna speak. I wanna know whoís coming on next week. So in days to come when you wanna shout you should see five fingers, you should let it all out! Putting you on for the first time. Putting you on for the very last time. Telling you once for the first time. Telling you off for the very last time. Taking your shots for the first time. Taking your lips for the very last time. Telling you lies for the first time. Telling the truth for now. Talk to the hand (x4).
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T H E  U N A T T A C H E D
This townís made of tar. So when no one gets hot, theyíre stuck in their ways. And there are no better days yet to come at least not for some. To watch them some nights between parties and fights. To try to belong. It feels so very wrong (feels so wrong). So in case I donít follow, In case I donít follow this through. In case I donít follow, I think that itís best that you knew. Theyíre the unattached. All their plans are made unhatched. They are just like you, but with nothing to do. They think Iím one of them, but they donít know Iíll send accounts of what goes on. I have files on every one. And midtownís the same. Itís all a big game. You want me inside to prove that we have tried to regain this nationís glory. The amusementís arcade's closed for the day. Thirty or so were gathered on the road nowhere to go. My last is to you before I am through. You canít talk of trust expecting us without a fuss to always protect you, to always bring them back to you. Weíre the unattached. All our plans were made unhatched. We are just like you, but with nothing to do. Iím one of them. No longer will I send accounts of what goes on. I know where I belong.
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T H E  PA T I E N T  Y O U  F O R G O T  T O  S E E
Between the calls from who knows who thereís never time for me and you! You do the bits, and then move on, and then pretend like nothingís wrong. Ask anyone, youíre loads of fun, thereís something there for everyone. I know youíve run me in the ground, just a kiss from you brings me around. Do I remind you of a patient you forgot to see(x2). You are a thorn into my side, youíre telling me that itís my pride. And itís a long way from the heart, but you never knew that we may part. Do I remind you of a patient you forgot to see?(x2). Itís the things you say that make me stay. Itís the deeds youíve done that make me run. Do I remind you of a patient you forgot to see? Hey hey! Ho Ho! Do I remind you of a patient you forgot to see? Hey hey! Ho Ho!
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E L E V A T U R E
Thereís a mooky stream of psychotic dreams running through this muddy little town. Thereís a sense of dret, tied to an end of thread, running through this patch work little town. But if youíve got love bring it along put it with ours weíll sing you a song! Well there is a girl two apples tall whose gingerbread house that nobody calls. From the mall to the telephone tower, Oh Yah! Weíre gonna keep you up to all hours, Oh Yah! Eyes against your will, up magnetic hill, all struggle to go down the roads to town. Thereís a day light hour when my friends loose their power. Theyíve never seen the flip side of a dream. But if youíve got love bring it along put it with ours weíll sing you a song! Well there is a boy in love with the moon give him the world heíll play you a tune. From the mall to the telephone tower, Oh Yah! Weíre gonna keep you up to all hours, Oh Yah! From the mall to the telephone, mall to the telephone tower, Oh Yah! From the mall to the telephone, mall to the telephone tower! Flash-ing Lights, Flashing Lights! Flash-ing Lights, Flashing Lights!
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D A Y  L I K E  T H A T
Monday came and Tuesday followed. I'll never see another day like that. Wednesday night was vain and hollow. I'll never see another day like that. She took my hand, she made me feel like I could be her man. And everything was turning out all right. Well after all she kept me up all night! Thursday night was just a shadow. Iíll never see another day like that. Friday's dream was hard to swallow. Iíll never see another day like that. Mamaís still soul Armageddon. I'll never see another day like that. In the burdens of ten minion. I'll never see another day like that. She took my hand, she made me feel like I could be her man! And everything was turning out all right. Well after all she kept me up all night! Iíll never see another day like that(x2). No more will I be led, Iím gonna watch my step, (watch you better watch your step). No more will I reach out, Iím gonna bury my head. She took my hand, She took my hand, She made me feel like I could be her man! And everything was turning out all right. Well after all she kept me up all night! Saturday was just a shadow. Iíll never see another day like that. Sunday night was full of sorrow. Iíll never see another day like that.
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G O N E  A R E  T H E  G O O D  T I M E S
She's stuck in the back seat on a late night cruise through our city. Her cigarette glows burning as fast as she blows. Now she can't remember where she has hid the bottle at the gates to the park on hands and knees in the dark. She found an answer. I know change has come and gone are the good times. Gone are the good times that we saved for the hard times. I know they won't be back again. She jumps in the front seat. She's racing home in the last heat. She's first out the gate but she knows she'll be late. Now over the narrows, she looks down on our city. With no souvenirs, nothing can hold her here. But she found an answer and I know change has come and gone. And gone are the good times. Gone are the good times that we saved for the hard times. I know they won't be back again for the hard times. Gone are the good times that we saved for the hard times. I know they won't be back again. So listen here. I know she wonít be back again.
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