#TuesdayTunes – Staind – “It’s Been Awhile”

I heard this song the other day and the lyrics just hit me hard. I can relate to some of it. So powerful and hits you right in the gut. Listen and read the lyrics below. Enjoy….

“It’s Been A While”

And it’s been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it’s been awhile
Since I first saw you
And it’s been awhile
Since I could stand on my own two feet again
And it’s been awhile
Since I could call you

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I’ve rendered
I’ve stretched myself beyond my means

And it’s been awhile
Since I can say that I wasn’t addicted
And it’s been awhile
Since I can say I love myself as well
And it’s been awhile
Since I’ve gone and fucked things up just like I always do
And it’s been awhile
But all that shit seems to disappear when I’m with you

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I’ve rendered
I’ve gone and fucked things up again

Why must I feel this way?
Just make this go away
Just one more peaceful day!

And it’s been awhile
Since I could look at myself straight
And it’s been awhile
Since I said I’m sorry
And it’s been awhile
Since I’ve seen the way the candles light your face
And it’s been awhile
But I can still remember just the way you taste

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem to be I know it’s me
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

And it’s been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it’s been awhile
Since I said I’m sorry

Dokken “Burning Like A Flame” For ~M

“Burning Like A Flame”

Never thought our love would last
For so long
Time and time again
I thought that you would be gone
Still we kept love hanging on
I guess it’s meant to be
That your heart still belongs to me

And now we’ve stood the test of time
We survived
I asked for hope and a chance
You gave the key to your heart
You used to say that I’m not sincere
I’m gonna prove that you’re wrong
I’m never gonna leave your arms
Should’ve realized before
Your love’s worth waiting for

Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Burning like a flame
And you know that
It’s out love that’s never gonna change
‘Cause every time I touch you
You just make me go insane
Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning

Our love burning like a flame

Like a fantasy in the dark
You were gone
I couldn’t say the words
That you wanted to hear
But baby, now that I see the light
I feel it’s burning so bright
So let’s stop wasting all this time
Should’ve seen it all before
Our love’s worth waiting for

Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Burning like a flame
And you know that
It’s out love that’s never gonna change
‘Cause every time I touch you
You just make me go insane
Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning

Our love burning like a flame

Should’ve seen it all before
Your love’s worth waiting for

Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Burning like a flame
And you know that
It’s out love that’s never gonna change
‘Cause every time I touch you
You just make me go insane
Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Our love burning like a flame
Our love, never gonna change

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For my wife ~M

#TuesdayTunes – Queensryche “Eyes of a Stranger”

Saw Queensryche back in 1992 at the Cow Palace in San Jose. It was their Operation Mindcrime tour and it was incredible. Geoff Tate has an incredible voice and they are an electric group in concert. I was about 6 feet from the stage and it was a packed house. When I was in Iraq in 2011 they were at my base doing a USO tour and I was excited about maybe getting the chance to see them again. Of course mission came first and I couldn’t go. Enjoy the amazing vocals and power of this song.