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O’SHEA
ONE + ONE

One + One

1. THIS COULD BE OUR YEAR
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Philip Pence (Control)

I was down to the mast, the last of the pieces
Of a ship swallowed up by the sea
I was clinging to life
Night after night
I thought no-one was coming for me

I was a slow rainy Monday
A grey lonely subway
A one bedroom too small to share
A life so diluted
A heart so polluted
Waiting for someone to care

(CHORUS)
But now it’s all fallen into place
It’s all coming together
We never lost faith
Never said never
Now everything we’ve been waiting for
Is finally here
This could be our year

All this talk about timing
And planets aligning
Is starting to make sense to me

And though I can’t quite explain it
Other than saying
We’re right where we’re both meant to be

(CHORUS)
But now it’s all fallen into place
It’s all coming together
We never lost faith
Never said never
Now everything we’ve been waiting for
Is finally here
This could be our
Moment in the sun
Once chance to make it
You only get one
So we gotta take it
Now everything we’ve been waiting for
Is finally here
This could be our year

(SOLO)

(CHORUS)
This could be our
Moment in the sun
Once chance to make it
You only get one
So we gotta take it
Now everything we’ve been praying for
Is finally here
This could be our year

(SOLO)

2. BE WITH YOU TONIGHT
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Tim Nichols (Warner-Tamerlane/This Music/Contentment Music)

It takes a lot to make me cry
But I can’t help myself tonight
I play old messages to hear your voice
It’s all I have, I got no choice

Too tired to sleep too drunk to drive
I can’t get you off my mind
How did we let us get so far apart?
It shouldn’t be this hard

(CHORUS)
I don’t wanna stop the world from turning
I’m not trying to make the sun stop burning
Or turn water into wine
Or count up every single star in the sky
I just wanna be with you tonight

Staring at another empty glass
Anything to help the hours pass
All this distance, man I hate it
It shouldn’t be this complicated

(CHORUS)
I don’t wanna stop the world from turning
I’m not trying to make the sun stop burning
Or turn water into wine
Or count up every single star in the sky
I just wanna be with you tonight

I need to feel your arms around me
To hold you close
Let your love surround me
Look into your eyes and know that
Everything is gonna be alright
I just wanna be with you tonight

(SOLO)

(CHORUS)
I don’t wanna stop the world from turning
I’m just trying to keep this heart from hurting
Not turnin’ water into wine
Or counting every single star in the sky
I just wanna be with you tonight

3. THANK YOU ANGELS
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Matt Scullion (Control)

She was running every red
When the blue lights flashed and stopped her
Screaming like she’s crazy
My baby needs a doctor
And I don’t know what else to do

30 seconds later
They were flyin’ through the city streets
Nurses on the phone traffic,
Partin’ like the red sea
They made it just in time
She fell to her knees and cried

(CHORUS)
Thank you angels
Thank you angels
For the light for the love
For the not giving up
For the faith for the fight
For just standing by my side
For the hope and belief
For the little things nobody see’s
Thank you angels
For watchin’ over me

He was pickin’ up the pieces
Of what was left of nothin’
Everything they worked for
Destroyed in just a moment
They never saw it comin’

But help flew in from nowhere
Just like an answered prayer
First it came from family
Then it came from everywhere
Small town’s stick together
And angels don’t just live in heaven

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(SOLO)

We don’t say it enough
We get so caught up
In ourselves
So thank you angels
Thank you angels
Thank you angels

(REPEAT CHORUS)

4. RED LIGHTS AND LAST NAMES
Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Brent Anderson (Major Bob Music)

I finished school a few years ago
I should be doing something more than working at a servo
People looking at me like I’m see through
As I put another twenty on pump two

Everybody’s going to the football game
They’ll get drunk and then talk about the old days
Telling tales like they’ve never been heard
The older they get, the better they were
Someway somehow
I’ve gotta get out

(CHORUS)
Day after day, it’s always the same
It’s so perfectly predictable
I’ll take a ticket, to anywhere different
Cause the only thing round here to change
Is red lights and last names

Monday morning it’ll start again
With the same job, same time, finish five, start nine
Everybody doing what they’re Dad did
Living life like it’s a habit
Someway somehow
I’ve gotta get out

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(SOLO)

(CHORUS)
Day after day, it’s always the same
So I’m breaking away
Gonna make my escape
I’m so ready to be reckless
I got me a ticket
Dam the consequences
Cause I’m breaking the rules of this game
Yeah nothing’s gonna ever be the same
Cause the only thing round here to change
Are red lights and last names

Red lights and last names
Gotta get out, Gotta get out, Gotta get out
From these red lights and last names
I’m breakin’, I’m breaking away

5. EMPTY
Jay O’Shea (Warner/Chappell), Kevin Kadish (Warner/Chappell)

There’s not a lot you can do about it
I’ve tried everything I know
All this fussin’ and fightin’
Wrongin’ and rightin’
Is kinda leavin’ me cold

You try to ignore it
Cos you’re scared of the pain
Ain’t no mystery
That we’re history
Well now, what can I say?

(CHORUS)
Babe I’m leavin’,
I don’t feel it
I can’t do this anymore
This love is just another near death experience
That’s tryin’ to drive me off the road
So I’m steerin’, clear of
You and your wicked ways
You just leave me on empty these days

Don’t you be so sad about it
You don’t need me anyway
You’re the only one that you ever loved
And your never gonna change

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Oh I’ve been sick of this
And tired of that
Now I’m finally walkin’ away
Don’t you try to stop me
There’s nothing left you can say

(REPEAT CHORUS)

6. IT NEVER GOES AWAY
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Billy Burnette (Bi-Lo-Tek/Rock N Roll With It Music)

It never really ever goes away
It just gets easier to cope some days
Just when you think you’re doin’ fine
It creeps back into your mind
And here it comes again

It never really ever goes away
Just turns from blue to different shades of grey
It’s a weight around your heart
It finds you in the dark
In every whisper of the wind

(CHORUS)
Oh heaven help me lord I pray
Take me to a higher place
Cos I don’t think I can go on
Knowing that you’re gone

It never really ever goes away
I just pretend to friends that I’m okay
Cos there’s nothing they can do
To stop me from missing you
No amount of time can erase

(REPEAT CHORUS)
It never really goes away
I close my eyes and I see your face
Heaven help me make it through
One more day without you

Cos it never really ever goes away
It just gets easier to cope some days
Just when you think you’re doin’ fine
It sneaks back into your mind but it never goes away

7. DANCING IN THE MINEFIELDS
Andrew Peterson (Jake Dog Music)

Well I was 19 you were 21
The year we got engaged
And everyone said we were much too young
But we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each
From a pawn shop down the road
We said our vows and took the leap
Now 15 years ago

(CHORUS)
And we went dancin’ in the mine fields
We went sailin’ in the storms
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

Well I do are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life to another I’ve heard
Is a good place to begin
Cos the only way to find your life
Is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life
That we have found

(REPEAT CHORUS)

So when I lose my way
Find me
And if I lose love’s chains
Bind me
And at the end of all my faith
Til the end of all my days
When I forget my name
Remind me

(CHORUS)
So let’s go dancin’ in the minefields
Let’s go sailin’ in the storms
Let’s go dancin’ in the minefields
And kicking down the doors
Yeah we’re dancin’ in the minefields
(Don’t give up on us)
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for

I was 19 you were 21
The year we got engaged

8. LOOKING DOWN ON THE STARS
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Matt Scullion (Control)

I can feel your breath on my lips
You’re holding my hand so tight
We’ve never been closer than this
Never been up so high
Oh what a way
To end a perfect day
Tonight, tonight, tonight

(CHORUS)
It’s kinda feeling like
We’re flyin’ through the clouds
Round the moon
Like a satellite
So far removed
From the room
That it’s almost like
Tonight the world is ours
And we’re lookin’ down on the stars

It’s the most beautiful view
There’s not another soul insight
Even in this crowded room
We’re in our own universe
Tonight, tonight, tonight

(CHORUS 2)
You got me feeling like
We’re flyin’ through the clouds
Round the moon
Like a satellite
So far removed
From the room
That it’s almost like
Tonight the world is ours
We’re lookin’ down on the stars

And together we can see
All the lights down below
Like a million fireflies
Burning out of control
Staring at the sky
And wishing they were us
Lookin’ down on the stars

(SOLO)

(REPEAT CHORUS 2)

9. MISSING MIRACLES
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Susan Ruth (Six Foot Songs)

If he’da known what he was missin’ when he still had the chance
He woulda wanted less and given more, and made every second last
When he walked outside and felt that rain, he’da taken in its grace
And counted blessings, instead of stressin’
‘Bout work and running late
And all that money to be made

(CHORUS)
Cos we’re all walking round in circles thinkin’
Life is just a prison
But the only crime is we don’t love ourselves
In trying so hard to be powerful
We don’t see beautiful
And everyday we’re missing miracles
Missin’ miracles

As she drove down the street she’d have noticed colours on the leaves
And the way the sunlight lit them all on fire
When that ambulance went flying past she’da said a silent prayer
Instead of sippin’ coffee, talking hands free
And staring in the mirror
She never saw what’s really there

(CHORUS 2)
Cos we’re all walking round in circles thinkin’
Life is just a prison
But the only crime is we don’t love ourselves
In trying so hard to be beautiful
We don’t see beautiful
And everyday we’re missing miracles
Missin’ miracles
Missin’ miracles

Oh somewhere in the siren’s scream
She mistook the red for green
And suddenly their worlds collide
In slow motion their lives rewind
Unravelling the mystery of it all
Every second we’re given
Every breath we take in
Is a miracle

(REPEAT CHORUS 1)

If he’da known what he was missin’ when he still had the chance….

10. THE SWIMMING SONG
Loudon Wainwright III (Snowden Music)

This summer I went swimming,
This summer I might have drowned
But I held my breath, kicked my feet
And moved my arms around, I moved my arms around

This summer I swam the ocean,
And I swam in a swimming pool,
I got salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes,
I’m a self-destructive fool, I’m a self-destructive fool

This summer I swam in a public place
And a reservoir, to boot,
In the latter I was informal,
And in the former I wore my suit, yeah I wore my swimming suit.

This summer I did the backstroke
And you know that’s not all
I did the breast stroke and the butterfly
And the old Australian crawl, yeah the old Australian crawl.

This summer I did swan dives
And duckdives for you all
Once when you weren’t looking
I did a cannonball, yeah I did a cannonball.

This summer I went swimming,
This summer I might have drowned
But I held my breath, kicked my feet
And moved my arms around, I moved my arms around

11. WISH YOU THE WORST
Meg Allison (Souder Sounds), Josh Stevens (Sponk)

Saw your picture on Facebook with her
The future Mr. and Mrs. Fischer
Look so happy I can hardly take it
You’re gonna have it at our old church I bet
Even though I know you haven’t set a date yet

I checked my calendar and I can’t make it
But…

(CHORUS)
Let me be the first to wish you the worst
Hope the both of you never make it to happily ever after
All the lies you told, I hope you get what you deserve
Let me be the first to wish you the worst

So she’s the one behind the midnight phone calls
All the times you smelled like cheap perfume and alcohol
Now I know what was going on behind my back (and I don’t like that)
So when you finally say I do and kiss your new bride
Wonder how long it’ll take before you realize
I’m the last best thing you ever had

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Let me be the first to wish you the worst
Hope the both of you never make it to happily ever after
All the lies you told, I hope you get what you deserve
Let me be the first to wish you the worst

Guess this song’s my gift to you
For all the hell you put me through
Its least that I can do

(REPEAT CHORUS)

12. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (feat. McAlister Kemp)
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Troy Kemp (Control), Drew McAlister (Purple Dog Music)

It’s the sound of floor boards creakin’
It’s a tap that won’t stop leakin’
It’s the paint that keeps on peelin’ off the wall

It’s a fence that still needs fixin’
It’s the cookin’ in the kitchen
It’s a picture of grandpa before the war
There’s no place like home

(CHORUS)
I’ve been hard up, face down
Bright lights and big towns
There’s no place like home
I’ve been north, south, east, west
All I can say is
There’s no place like home

It’s the singing Sunday morning
It’s the friends that always call in
It’s the country radio that plays our song

It’s the dog with one leg missin’
It’s the river that we fish in
It’s the kind of place you feel like you belong
There’s no place like home

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(SOLO)

(REPEAT CHORUS)

13. ONE + ONE
Jay O’Shea (Control), Mark O’Shea (J. Albert & Sons), Kim Carnes (Sparky Dawg Music)

They told me you can’t understand
Until you’re holding in your hand the
Greatest joy that life could ever bring

Little hands and little feet
The purest heart that ever did beat and
The bluest eyes that you have ever seen

(CHORUS)
Oh our love is bigger than the two of us
Our love is more than just the sum of us
It’s hard to believe only
Yesterday it was just you and me
Now one plus one equals three

Everything they said was true
It’s the wildest ride with the greatest view
The missing piece that you’ve been waitin’ for

The days are long and the nights are shattered
But somehow none of that stuff matters
Cos life is so much sweeter than before

(REPEAT CHORUS)

It’s hard to believe only
Yesterday it was just you and me
Now one plus one equals three
Yeah one plus one equals three