billy jonas / bridging divides 2020

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I Mean

from Build It Back Again

I MEAN
© 2014 by Billy Jonas (Bang-A-Bucket Music/BMI)

Billy: You need a brand new way to inspire your day
WAKE UP TALKIN’
Audience: You mean “TAKE UP WALKIN’”
Billy: ’Cause inspiration abounds when you move things around
So SICKLE YOUR TENSES
Audience: You mean “TICKLE YOUR SENSES”
Billy: Then you can focus your flow when you get up and go
On WINGS OF THUNDER
Audience: You mean “THINGS OF WONDER”

Billy: Now if you’re down in the dump because you woke up grumpy
TAP NAKED
Audience: You mean “NAP, TAKE IT”
Billy: If you’re stuck in your box, you can’t break the locks
Just CHEW THE DOORS
Audience: You mean “DO THE CHORES”
Billy: Then you can quit your fightin’, court the muse and start writin’
And SHE RIGHT BITE YOU MAC, I mean SHE MIGHT BITE YOUR RACK, I mean…
Audience: “SHE MIGHT… WRITE… YOU BACK”

Billy: SHAKE A TOWER!
Audience: “TAKE A SHOWER!”
Billy: Until the RHYME IS TIGHT
Audience: Until the “TIME IS RIGHT”
Billy: You need a SOUR PURGE
Audience: You mean a “POWER SURGE”
Billy: To get the RIGHTEOUS LIGHT
Audience: To get the “LIGHT JUS’ RIGHT”
Billy: And if you OPEN YOUR HEART
Audience: You mean “HOPE IN YOUR ART”
Billy: When the LOAD IS WRONG
Audience: When the “ROAD IS LONG”
Billy: You can YEARN LESS
Audience: You can “LEARN, YES”
Billy: To CITE THE WRONGS
Audience: To “WRITE THE SONGS”
Billy: And WRITE THE SONGS, too
Audience: And “CITE THE WRONGS”
Billy: Okay mate, let’s groove on
Audience: You mean, “Okay great, let’s move on”
Billy: Right

Billy: If you’re stuck outside, you might as well abide
Embrace THE ROARING PAIN
Audience: Embrace “THE POURING RAIN”
Billy: And when you hit the bottom, solutions – ain’t got ’em
LAY IN YOUR STAIN
Audience: You mean “STAY IN YOUR LANE”
Billy: If you’re tired of reeling, admit to what you’re feeling
And GET LOW
Audience: You mean “LET GO”
Billy: Yeah, and I mean LET GO
Audience: You mean “GET LOW?”
Billy: And GET LOW!
Audience: “LET GO!”
Billy: And LET GO!
Audience: “GET LOW!”
Billy: And GET LOW!
Audience: “LET GO!”
Billy: And LET GO!
Audience: “GET LOW!”

Billy: You got the MONKEY FOOD?
Audience: You got the “FUNKY MOOD?”
Billy: You might READ TONIGHT
Audience: You might “NEED TO WRITE”
Billy: I’m YELLIN’ TOO
Audience: I’m “TELLIN’ YOU”
Billy: That the TIME IS RIGHT
Audience: That the “RHYME IS TIGHT”
Billy: Because you MIGHT ROAR
Audience: You mean you “WRITE MORE”
Billy: When you WATCH THE BIRDS
Audience: You mean “BOTCH THE WORDS”
Billy: So put some SOAP IN YOUR HOLE
Audience: Put some “HOPE IN YOUR SOUL”
Billy: And BOTCH THE WORDS
Audience: You mean “WATCH THE BIRDS”
Billy: And BOTCH THE WORDS

Billy: Interesting! My terrors aren’t so arable
Audience: You mean your errors aren’t so terrible
Billy: Yeah! In fact, I find it flies when you whip ’em
Audience: You find it wise when you flip ’em
Billy: Yeah, let’s BUMP JACK IN
Audience: You mean JUMP BACK IN
Billy: Right

Billy: You want to shake up everything and have a real reason to sing
Then BAKE A MAYBE
Audience: You mean “MAKE A BABY”
Billy: And BAKE A MAYBE
’Cause all the pain and the trouble are going to work on the double
To help you BRING SIGHT
Audience: To help you “SING BRIGHT”
Billy: And to help you BRING SIGHT
You’ll learn to fly right through whatever’s scaring you
On WINGS OF THUNDER
Audience: You mean “THINGS OF WONDER”
Billy: And THINGS OF WONDER
Audience: And “WINGS OF THUNDER”

Billy: So TAKE A SHOWER
Audience: “SHAKE A TOWER”
Billy: And TAKE A SHOWER
Until the TIME IS RIGHT
Audience: Until the “RHYME IS TIGHT”
Billy: And the TIME IS RIGHT
You get a POWER SURGE
Audience: And a “SOUR PURGE”
Billy: And a POWER SURGE
And get the LIGHT JUS’ RIGHT
Audience: And get the “RIGHTEOUS LIGHT”
Billy: And the LIGHT JUS’ RIGHT
If you HOPE IN YOUR ART
Audience: And if you “OPEN YOUR HEART”
Billy: And HOPE IN YOUR ART
When the ROAD IS LONG
Audience: And the “LOAD IS WRONG”
Billy: And when the ROAD IS LONG
You can LEARN, YES
Audience: And you can “YEARN LESS”
Billy: And you can YEARN LESS
Audience: And “LEARN, YES”
Billy: To BOTCH THE WORDS
Audience: And “WATCH THE BIRDS”
Billy: And WATCH THE BIRDS
Audience: And “BOTCH THE WORDS”
Billy: And you can WRITE THE SONGS
Audience: And “CITE THE WRONGS”
Billy: And you can CITE THE WRONGS
Audience: And “WRITE THE SONGS”

Billy: Guess what! You just busted through BLIGHTER’S ROCK!
Audience: “WRITER’S BLOCK!”
Billy: You FEARED THE CLOG
Audience: You “CLEARED THE FOG”
Billy: YOU FRET, YOU SEE
Audience: “YOU SET YOU FREE”
Billy: GO ODD!
Audience: “OH GOD!”
Billy: BITE ME!
Audience: “MIGHT BE!”
Billy: DEAR ONE
Audience: “WE’RE DONE!”

© 2014 by Billy Jonas (Bang-A-Bucket Music/BMI)

updated: 5 years ago