OUTSIDE OF TIME — LYRICS

Lyrics & Music By Rick Shaffer • ©2016 Tarock Music (BMI – CAE 240.80.04.09)

  • KILLER TIME

Time is a killer and I’m always waiting

Waiting for what you know I must decide

You were the king but you so deceived them

You sold them a truth, but you filled it with lies

Time is killing me

Time is killing me

You came along just at the right time

Just when I was out of my mind

I slipped my hand in God’s only pocket

Only to find this message in there

Time is killing you

Time is killing you

Why are you waiting for the things you cannot see

There’s a killer he’s on the road now and he’s coming for you and me

Oh here it comes now

Time is killing me

Time is killing me

Now we’ve come to this final hour

The bell is tolling it’s tolling for me

Six white horses standing in this line

Coming to carry me carry me home

Time is killing me

Time is killing me

This is a dream a dream of a lifetime

This is the dream to carry me home

  • GOING DOWN SLOW

Cruising on the Westside, don’t you know

Cruising on the Eastside, well it ain’t easy

Going down, going down, going down slow

Don’t tell me things that I already know

I said don’t tell me things that I already know

The fools are out there, they be coming down

There ain’t no stopping them now

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I been pounding, I’ve been driving

Oh, it’s really knocking me out

I’ve been crying, I been reaching

Oh, but I ain’t selling out

It’s such an empty feeling, oh and it’s already here now

And the things that their stealing

Are the things that you know should fear now

Here comes the payback, just like James said

Oh, it ain’t gonna be easy

This one’s for Detroit now, don’t you know

Going down, going down, going down slow

It be going down, going down, going down slow

It be going down, going down, going down slow

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  • BLOWING MY MIND 

I’m burning, burning my mind now, I’m burning, burning my mind now

Oh, won’t you hear me, oh, won’t you hear me

I’m blowing, blowing my mind out, and I’m blowing, blowing my mind out

Oh, won’t you hear me, why won’t you hear me?

You tell me what you’re trying to do

My mind’s so lost around you

Don’t you believe it, don’t you believe what they say

I ain’t changing, changing my mind now, I ain’t changing, changing my mind now

Oh, won’t you hear me, oh, won’t you hear me

I’m wrapping my mind around it, and I’m wrapping my mind around it

Oh, won’t you hear me, oh, won’t you hear me

You tell me what you’re trying to do

My mind’s so lost around you

Don’t you believe it, don’t you believe what they say

Hey, hey, hey

I’m leaving now on the morning train

And I won’t be back, no I won’t be back again

I’m blowing, blowing my mind out, I’m blowing, blowing my mind out

Oh, won’t you hear me, oh, won’t you hear me, oh won’t you hear me now

La, la, la, la, la, la

La, la, la, la, la, la

La, la, la, la

La, la, la, la

  • YOUR CHARM

Turning my night into day

I know what you all say

But this is the reason the fact not the fiction

That’s all I got to say

I know that it’s down to me, your charm is your disease

It ain’t my addiction, this ain’t my affliction you see

Knowing that it’s sounding insane

My mind is shifting my brain

But this is the reason the fact not the fiction

That’s all I got to say

I know it’s down to me, your charm is your disease

And it ain’t my addiction, this ain’t my affliction you see

You gotta decide, well who you’re letting into your life

I don’t want no monkey woman coming ‘round after me

Oh yeah

Practiced at the art of deceiving

I can tell by your line of believers

But this is the reason the fact not the fiction

That’s all I got to say

I know that it’s down to me, your charm is your disease

Well it ain’t my addiction this ain’t my affliction you see

You gotta decide well who you’re letting into your life

I don’t want no monkey woman coming ‘round after me

Oh yeah, oh yeah

You gotta decide, well who you’re letting into your life

I don’t want no monkey woman coming ‘round after me

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Meanwhile I was thinking

  • CHANGING ANYTHING

Sitting here at Jimmy’s

Tired of wandering around

Reminds me of my destiny coming to this town

You know it’s not too rough for me

And too much ain’t enough you see

Ah, oh oh, ah huh

Energized and stoned

Don’t try and throw me a bone

Staying at the El Cortez, everything going to my head

You know it’s not too rough for me

And too much ain’t enough you see

Ah huh, ah huh

This ain’t changing anything, no this ain’t changing anything

No this ain’t changing anything I know

Now I ain’t gonna pretend, you lose another friend

Take me back to a different time, me and Bobby were getting high

You know it’s not too rough for me

And too much ain’t enough you see

Ah huh, ah, huh

This ain’t changing anything, this ain’t changing anything

No, this ain’t changing anything I know

This ain’t changing anything,  no this ain’t changing anything

No this ain’t changing anything I know

I know what I know, I know what I know, I know what I know

  • WALLS OF HEARTACHE

Walls of time I’ll make my stand

Tell me now would you understand

My only hope now this is my reality, oh my reality

Everybody tries to tell me the things I just ain’t seeing

Fear this fear now, it’s the hand of fate on you

Oh the hands on you

Breaking down the walls of heartache one more time

I’ll be breaking down the walls of the heartache of my mind

My, my mind

Oh yeah. the best is yet to come

Oh they tell me the best is yet to come

Words and words and they keep saying

Now tell me boy why do you keep playing

All I know is, I’m raring to go, I’m raring to go

Breaking down the walls of heartache one more time

I’ll been breaking down the walls of heartache in my mind

Breaking down the walls of heartache one more time

I’ll been breaking down the walls of heartache in my mind

My, my,  my mind

Oh, they say now the best is yet to come

Oh, they tell me the best is yet to come

I’m raring to go, oh I ‘m raring to go

I’m raring to go right now, now, now, now, now, now, now

  • ONE BY ONE

Ask me once, and please don’t ask again

Where I’m going, and mostly where I’ve been

Maybe it’s just too long a time I been rambling in this world

You say you got some solutions, but it seems that you lost the pearl

One by one you know we all keep falling down

There’ll be no more tears when daylight comes around

Comes around, oh please come around

Hey there little girl, come on take a chance with me

I don’t know where we’re going, or what we gonna be

Maybe it’s just too long a time I been rambling in this world

You say you got some solutions, but it seems that you lost the pearl

One by one you know we all keep falling down

There’ll be no more tears when daylight comes around

Come around, oh please come around

You say I’m defeated by fate, oh I can’t change it

Sometimes you know you just got to wait, and play what you’re dealt now

Oh, just play what you’re dealt now, oh just play what you’re dealt now

One by one, two by two, don’t let the dream slip away from you

Don’t ‘cha do it now, oh don’t ‘cha do it now

  • SHOW ME

Take me where the tall grasses grow

Gonna find me a piece of the Kokomo

Tell me now, oh baby just show me how

C’mon tell me now, oh baby won’t you show me how

Hey, hey, yeah

I’m gonna walk a million miles again

I’m gonna find me a road that’s got no bends

Tell me now, oh baby just show me how

Come on, tell me now, oh baby just show me how

Hey, hey, yeah

How many times must I try to explain

Trouble coming down like a pouring rain

It’s like a pouring rain right now

It’s like a pouring rain

How many times must I try to explain

Trouble coming down like a pouring rain

It’s like a pouring rain right now, It’s like a pouring rain

It’s like a pouring rain right now, it’s like a pouring rain

  • FINAL SURPRISE

Everybody knows it’s nowhere, It’s easy if you try

Can’t escape the longtime threat, and still you wonder why

Oh, still you wonder why

The voice was soft and warm, message very clear

I come not like your enemy, open up this door

Please open up this door

I keep walking, walking in this dream

My eyes wide open, repeating every scene

Release me now, oh release me now from this spell

Here it comes now, the final surprise

Oh, here it comes now, see it in my eyes

Release me now, oh release me now

Here it comes now, the final surprise

Oh, here it comes now, see it in my eyes

Oh, here it comes now, the final surprise

Oh, here it comes now, see it in my eyes

  • HELLBOUND TRIP

First you’re gonna conjure

You’re laying down the tricks

You hoodoo my nature, oh manipulate the fix

Always such a hoodoo girl, always such a hoodoo girl

You’re always such a hoodoo girl

Messing with my mind, messing with my mind

Oh, it’s a hellbound, oh trip for me

Such a long time misery

First you say it’s over, oh well it ain’t even start

The power disposition you know is tearing me apart

Always such a hoodoo girl, you’re always such a hoodoo girl

You’re always such a hoodoo girl

You’re messing with my mind, you’re messing with my mind

Oh, it’s a hellbound, oh trip for me

It’s such a long time misery

Always such a hoodoo girl, you’re always such a hoodoo girl

You’re always such a hoodoo girl

You messing with my mind, you messing with my mind

You messing all the time

Oh, it’s a hellbound trip for me, it’s such a longtime misery

Oh, she done hoodooed me, know the fix is in

I need some crossing over, I don’t think now I can win

Always such a hoodoo girl, you’re always such a hoodoo girl

You’re always such a hoodoo girl, always such a hoodoo girl

You messing with my mind, you messing with my mind

You messing with my mind, you messing with my mind

You messing all the time