Taylor Caspersen

- Singer/Songwriter - Multi Instrumentalist - Producer -

after all these years
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After All These Years Lyrics
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7 seems to me

I wanna know, why you feel this way
I want you to make it clear, who's lost it all
I need to know, what it takes to go
What planet are you on, anymore
 
You wanna know, what’s my problem
You want me to tell a lie, you don’t know I’m true
You want success, to be at your request
What future do you see, for yourself
 
I wanna know, why you’d threaten me
Why’d ya need to call my ma, make yourself a misery
You take precedence, like you’re some big event
What kinda man are you, coming to be
 
Words seem to be, thrown thoughtlessly
You’re quick to judge, when you don’t know a thing
You acting tough, coming at me
Take a look at yourself, tell me what you see
 
you never stopped to ask a question
you never stopped to open your eyes
 
Seems to me, you don’t get a thing
you don’t understand, who I am
Seems to me, you’re not easy to please
it’s so worth it to be, who I am

Seems to me, you don’t get a thing
you don’t understand, who I am
Seems to me, you’re not easy to please
it’s so worth it to be, who I am

8 Riverside

I'm going down to the riverside
Gonna see the bluebirds fly
I'm going down to the riverside
And if I die, please don't cry

I'm going out to see the rain
To see if I can feel the pain
I'm going out to see the rain
And when it's gone, maybe I'll go inside

I'm walking through the trees today
Looking through the sky's of gray
I'm walking through the trees today
And when it's clear, I could take you there

Peering through the looking glass
Everything that seems so vast
Watching through the looking glass
And if I know, I will tell you first

-Resonator Slide Solo-

I'm going back to one today
So I can wash the pain away
I'm going back to one today
And if it hurts too much, I have to leave it there

Some day I hope to see the light
I hope, someday, I win the fight
This day I hope to see the light
And if it blinds, I want to know why

All the lights went out today
don't know I can find the way
All the lights are out today
And if you had a candle, I would light it for you

- Electric Guitar Solo -

I'm going down to the riverside
Gonna see the bluebirds fly
I'm going down to the riverside
And if I die, please don't cry

9 Tired of It

I’ve got a story to tell
about a girl that I knew well
it seems to me she had a lot to say
about the life I was living, in my own very way
she kissed like an angel but bit like the devil
and I’m tired of it

she wore a long black dress to work everyday
her boss was a jerk, he liked to put her on display
she was a secretary but he made her a bawd
somehow that was missed in one big facade
I won’t be, just a pawn in his game
and I’m tired of it

- Guitar Solo -

Our story ends but life keeps going
the sun gets brighter and the grass keeps growing
I guess I don’t have too much more to say
Now we can all go our separate ways
Don’t say goodbye, just leave
and I’m still tired of it

10 face to face

we meet eye to eye, but I see right through you
we talk heart to heart, but you still can’t hear me
we think a lot alike, but you don’t have values
we speak face to face, and there’s nothing more to say
 
you always have something to say
you never see the good side
you don’t have the right to say
what’s wrong with my life
somehow, you hold your head high
higher than it has to be

we meet eye to eye, but I see right through you
we talk heart to heart, but you still can’t hear me
we think a lot alike, but you don’t have values
we speak face to face, and there’s nothing more to say

with you, everything’s in a hurry
there’s always somewhere else to be
and you don’t have to change your mind
that’s just not how I am
I just choose to be what I want to see
It’ll be alright in the end

somehow, someday, somewhere, some place.
Some high, some low, gotta take it all in real slow
oh your head games never end, and I don't want to play
cause you see I've had enough of you, but that's just how it goes.

we meet eye to eye, but I see right through you
we talk heart to heart, but you still can’t hear me
we think a lot alike, but you don’t have values
we speak face to face, and there’s nothing more to say
 
you think I’m out to get you, I know you’re wrong
and you don’t have to say a thing, I’ve got you all figured out
and you say “you’ll get it some day”, “you’re just a kid still, don’t forget it”
I say, there’s always time to change your mind
but I’ve got nothing left for you, don’t even waste my time

we meet eye to eye, but I see right through you
we talk heart to heart, but you still can’t hear me
we think a lot alike, but you don’t have values
we speak face to face, and there’s nothing more to say

we meet eye to eye, but I see right through you
we talk heart to heart, but you still can’t hear me
we think a lot alike, but you don’t have values
we speak face to face, and there’s nothing more to say

11 i can't run

I don’t know, how you live this way
I don’t care, what you have to say
I can’t speak, my minds in lockdown
I can’t run, ‘cause there’s nowhere else to go

You talk shit, everything’s about me
You don’t know when it’s time to stop
You don’t get why people don’t respect you
You don’t know cause you’re too blind to see
 
I don’t know, how you live this way
I don’t care, what you have to say
I can’t speak, my minds in lockdown
I can’t run, ‘cause there’s nowhere else to go

You told me that it wasn’t your words
You said it was all on her
You need more attention
You need to feed your ego
 
I don’t know, how you live this way
I don’t care, what you have to say
I can’t speak, my minds in lockdown
I can’t run, ‘cause there’s nowhere else to go

- Lead Break -

I need to take a long break
From seeing you every time
Why did you hang around so long
We really didn’t beg you to stay
 
You told me that it wasn’t your words
You said it was all on her
You need so much more attention
You need to kill your ego

I don’t know, how you live this way
I don’t care, what you have to say
I can’t speak, my minds in lockdown
I can’t run, ‘cause there’s nowhere else to go

I don’t know, how you live this way
I don’t care, what you have to say
I can’t speak, my minds in lockdown
I can’t run, ‘cause there’s nowhere else to go

I can't run x5

 

1 Stick It Out
(You'll Be Okay)

you know, everyday
I wake up and say "Is it okay?"
To wonder why
you know, every time
I hear the chime, I feel sublime
I'm alright

Nothing comes out easy
and nothing comes out right
they say tomorrow is a long way away
Stick it out, you'll be okay

you know, I feel wise
when I look in her eyes, time flies
This feels right
you know, I will run
When it's begun, there's no more fun
Catch me if you can

Nothing comes out easy
and nothing comes out right
they say tomorrow is just another day
Stick it out, you'll be okay

When you focus on the negative, and
Drown out the positive, the world is a scary place
I know it hurts, but you gotta get up on your feet again
Just believe, it'll all work out

you know, every way
to make me pay, it's in your DNA,
I should have known it

- Guitar Solo -

you know, I have the key
You'll have to plea, but it's not free
and it never will be.

Nothing comes out easy
and nothing comes out right
they say tomorrow is a brand new day
Stick it out, you'll be okay. x2

2 You make me crazy

You make me crazy
You make me go insane

I tried to make it better
I tried to make it right

Sometimes there’s a way out
sometimes there’s a way back in
Sometimes life can have another plan

You make me crazy
You make me go insane

I’m tired of being lonely
I’m tired of being sad

A life without love
Is a life now worth living
Sometimes things can work out in the end.

- Guitar Solo -

You make me crazy
You make me go insane
You make me crazy
You make me go insane

 

3 Poor man's blues

I’ve got the poor mans blues
I can’t afford no shoes
yeah, the poor mans blues
I ain’t got enough for the news
I can’t go on a cruise, or even buy any booze
I’m the poor man

I don’t get to choose about where I snooze
It ain’t no ruse, I gotta pay my dues
I’m a poor man
Can’t skip the queue, don’t know what I'll do
I’m the poor man

- Slide solo -

I’ve been misused, abused, confused, enthused,
perused, excused, I’m gonna blow a fuse
yeah, I’m a poor man
I’ve been overused, and I always lose
I’m the poor man

- Guitar solo -

I’ve got the poor mans blues
I can’t afford no shoes
yeah, the poor mans blues
I ain’t got enough for the news
I can’t go on a cruise, or even buy any booze
I’m the poor man

I'm a poor man (I'm a poor man) x4

4 All these years

I was walking down the street today
I thought I saw your face
I thought about all the things you told me
all the fancy stories that you once told to me
Probably nothing more than stories

you know, you are a bit like me
even though, you never could see

all these years, are catching up to you
and all these times, to open up your eyes

there’s alot more to see
and there’s way more to be
cause you see, what’s left of me
after all these years

I was listenin’ to the ra-dio
I thought heard your voice
the voice of one I thought understood me
singing songs of hate and songs of sadness
I wish I knew where it all went wrong

you know, you are a lot like me
even though, you never will see


all these years, are catching up to you
all these times, to open up your eyes
there’s alot more to see
and there’s way more to be
cause all you see, is what’s wrong with me
after all these years


all you think about, is what you can’t have
all you want from me, is what I can’t give to you
all you talk about, is spreading hate for no reason
when you play those games, I can’t find a reason why, a reason why


I was walking down the street today
I thought I saw your face
I thought about how it all went down
you know, you are nothing like me
even though, you never will be me
all these years, are catching up to you
all these times, to open up your eyes
there’s alot more to see
and there’s way more to be
cause all you see, is negativity
after all these years
after all these years
after all these years

5 mr white

I don't need you anymore
you were exactly what I took you for
I can't find the words to say
that everything is gonna be okay

you took it wrong when I said you're right
you made me wrong when I was right
you laughed in my face cause you've seen the light
you made me feel like I’d lost the fight

You think you're better, obviously
roof over your head, and shoes on your feet
You've got all the skills you ever could need
Ya can't fix it all without doing a single thing
You only made one mistake, oh what did you do
Do you even know what I'm getting to?

Don't you say that I'm your friend
Don't you act like nothing’s wrong

You are the worst a man could be
thats just something you'll never see
that everything you've came to be
Is as worthless as it seems
I don't need you anymore
you were exactly what I took you for
I can't find the words to say
that everything is gonna be okay

- Mellotron Solo -

You are the worst a man could be
thats just something you'll never see
that everything you've came to be
Is as useless as it seems

She don't need you anymore
you were exactly what I took you for
I can't find the words to say
that everything is gonna be okay

We don't need you anymore
you were exactly what I took you for
I can't find the words to say
that everything is gonna be okay

You are the worst a man could be
thats just something you'll never see
that everything you've came to be
Is as worthless as it seems

6 train to nowhere

She’s on the first train out of Dallas
Slicked back hair with a window seat
She don’t know where she’s going
Not looking back from where she came

But she’s never, oh- she’s never coming back to you

She’s on the first train out of New York
Gettin’ tired of her busy life
She don’t know where she’s going
But she knows where she’s been.

But she’s never, oh- she’s never coming back to you

And she's always been there for you
And she's always moving on
And she always going nowhere
On a train a train to nowhere

But she’s never, oh- she’s never coming back to you

- Guitar and Hammond Organ Battle Solo -

But she’s never, oh- she’s never coming back to you x2

 

12 life support

there’s something down the hallway
I can feel it staring at me
the walls are getting closer
i need to be free
 
there was a girl crying to me
she said ‘take me with you now’
I said ‘I can’t find a way out’
she said ‘there is something stopping me’
 
i see the writings on the wall
counting out the endless days
you wish to see daylight
we are stuck here for eternity
 
why, why did they send me here
how do I get back
I can't find the door

take me to the hospital
i need to see a doctor
my hearts about to give out
i need to be on life support
 
there was a fire in the hallway
the cart was burnt to a crisp
it had to be extinguished
so I acted with hesitance

there was a nurse at the reception
she said ‘i’ll be with you in a moment’
so I waited for the longest while
the moment never came
 
i took a look at the clock
to see it melt off the wall
I see colors in the distance
fading by the second
 

 

why, why did they send me here
how do I get back
I can't find the door

take me to the hospital
i need to see a doctor
my hearts about to give out
i need to be on life support

- Guitar Solo -

i was walking down the chamber
i read the writing on the wall
whose in charge of this place
i need to leave now!
 
all the doors were sealed shut
the windows blacked out too
you couldn’t see anything
except the flickering light down there
 
everybody else is gone
I cry out to the silence
i accept that I am stuck here
forever 'lone I shall be

why, why did they send me here
how do I get back
I can't find the door

take me to the hospital
i need to see a doctor
my hearts about to give out
i need to be on life support

take me to the hospital
i need to see a doctor
my hearts about to give out
i need to be on life support

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