Audio

Upstarts & Rogues
Jude Eden

Story

This song can really resonate with a lot of people who have been in that same cycle in a relationship.  You try to work past your troubles but sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it's just not meant to be. 

 - Jude

Lyrics

We can pretend you won't do it again

But we both know that's a lie

You never change, no you just stay the same

So I know I must say goodbye


Oh I tried, and I tried

To love your precious troubles away

But it's never enough

And I just can't go on this way....no


You say it's the words that make it blue

but the words only come with the bad things you do

and there's only so much that a woman should take

so we can pretend you won't do it again

but we both know that's a lie


I can compromise 'til the end of time

forgive you though you don't apologize

I can love you 'til there's nothing left for me

But I can't pretend you won't do it again

Cause we both know that's a lie

No I can't pretend you won't do it again

So I know I must say goodbye

Upstarts & Rogues
Jeff Sanchez

Lyrics

I thought we had a deal

I'd go to work and you'd cook the meals

I thought it'd be pretty real

If you only knew how I feel

I don't know...


I guess I'll do the chores

Open the windows and close all the doors

Whatever's mine is yours

But I can't take it anymore

I don't know


Seemed like a good idea at the time


I thought we had a deal

I wouldn't cheat and you wouldn't steal

My heart is like a wheel

But don't expect me to kneel

I don't know...


You know my heart it bleeds

We don't get what I want or what you need

There's less in words than deeds

What 'you gonna grow with these seeds

I don't know...


Seemed like a good idea at the time...

Upstarts & Rogues
Jeff Sanchez & Tucker Hill

Lyrics

Does your laundry, does your dishes

Tries to fulfill all your wishes

Runs your life, drives your car

Tries to tell you who you are

She might do all those things

She might even hold your hand

But she's not in the band


Got the answer to every question

Many hints and suggestions

Makes you move around the world

But don't talk to another girl

She might do all those things

She might even fix your van

But she's not in the band

She's not in the band


I wish here, and I wish she was here

I wish she had made her stand

She's not in the band (repeat)

She said that she'd be waiting in the wings

To hear me sing my song

But when I turned to see her there...

Thin air

So long

I was not surprised when I saw that crazy look in her eyes

That's when I knew she'd find another band

She's not in the band

She's not in the band...

Upstarts & Rogues
Jude Eden

Story

I originally wrote this song back to my best friend after 9-11.  The Towers had been attacked and everything had changed, we were still trying to make sense of what had happened.  I was looking at two halves of a circle - love and death.  I dreamed that if everyone could know that kind of solidity and warmth, complete love and trust, there would be no desire for suicide bombing, mass shootings., or war  But there is always someone who wants to kill & destroy, and as I sing "no more war, no more strife" it is a plea however naive - to the suicide bombers, to the mass-shooters...No more!  And coming back in the end to that friendship...     

 

 - Jude

Lyrics

I wanna write a song

That sounds like what you mean to me

Wanna write a song

That sounds like what you mean to me my friend


We both know

These kinds of things don't happen too much

Love that comes without question

Trust without hesitation


And if everyone had a little bit of what we have

There would be no war

There would be no strife

I'm tellin you I'm tellin you I'm tellin you


I'm gonna write a song

That sounds like what you mean to me

Wanna write a song

That sounds like what you mean to me my friend


Cause if everyone had a little bit of what we have

There would be no war (and I've been to war)

There would be no strife

I'm tellin you I'm tellin you I'm tellin you

No more war, no more strife

No more war, no more strife

(I don't really want to fight)

No more war no more war no more no more

...cause we don't need no more trouble

We don't need no more trouble


So I'm gonna write a song

That sounds like what you mean to me

Jude Eden, Jeff Sanchez
Jude Eden
Jude Eden
Jude Eden
Jude Eden, Jeff Sanchez
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