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Never on Time Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Never on Time is

Andrew Kempf :
Vocals, Guitar

Tim Ball:
Vocals, Bass

Charles Gowdy: Drums

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Track Name: Tunnels
I am still without devotion,
'Cause we're all asleep at the wheel.
Asleep and so surrounded by what we feel,
A bad dream...

On a rope, then pulled through the ocean.
With my heart, I'm lost out at sea,
And every kind of thought screams misery.
So lonely...

I'm a Johnny-come-lately,
But I will not give up.
And the words they escape me,
But I'm full of dumb luck.
And the world is an oyster,
With a poisonous shell,
And the look in my eye,
Is a look that can kill.

I am not without emotion.
I have ran from the pain of my will.
From the mess of a hunt,
And a catch, and the thrill,
And I'm ill...

I am known in the circles of envy.
I'd thank God, but then what is He for?
'Cause I left a few hard calls as His front door.
I'll leave more...

Don't you go,
Come a little bit closer now,
If you like, when you die.
Wake your soul,
To a little light fire now,
If you like, when you die.

Speak to me,
Cry a river and make believe,
If you like, when you die.
Clasp your hands,
Do whatever your heart commands.
You will find, when you die,
You are mine...
Track Name: The Invisible Parade
All laid over,
This pain will drown out the sun.
Mother, I'm coming home,
But the war has just begun.
All the boys will await the arising tide,
On a pier with a traveled gun,
I like the adrenaline; it's like a fucking drug.
Mother, I'm coming home.

I've discovered dreams that speak in tongues.
Mother, my mind it roams,
'Cause the war has just begun.
Every night, I await the approaching high,
In a hole, but I'd fear I'd run,
I got a thing for the edge of a life to come undone.
Mother, I'm coming home.

Old and tired,
Scarred and bruised to the bone.
Mother, I'm coming home,
And the war has just been won.
All my friends can await the big ships to arrive,
But I'd rather not join the fun,
I need a minute to maybe soak in the sight,
Of the town that I came from...
Track Name: Apple Shampoo (Acoustic)
She didn't mean to deceive you, believe me,
But sometimes the hardest part is conceiving.
The good intentions that you had,
Now only came to this,
And although she saw the mark,
The arrow missed.

It isn't exciting reciting the stories,
Of kind words turned hurting,
When routine gets boring.
Both getting tired of punk rock clubs,
And both playing in punk rock bands.
The start was something good,
But some good things must end.

And she said it could never survive,
With such differing lives.
One home, one out on tour again.
We may never come back,
The strike of a match,
The candle burning at both ends.

And now she knows too much,
And I'm too fucked up.
It's awkward trying to make my move.
I'll pretend that I'm fine,
Show up right on time,
But I know I'll never be that cool.

I never wanted to hold you back,
I just wanted to hold on,
But my chance is gone.

I know just where I stand,
A boy trapped in the body of a man,
And I'll take what you're willing to give,
And I'll teach myself to live,
With a walk-on part of a background shot
From a movie I'm not in.

She's so important,
And I'm so retarded.

And now I realize,
I should have kissed you in L.A.,
But I drove home all alone,
As if I had a choice anyway.

Where are you coming from?
What are you running from?
Is it so hard to see?
And if you're feeling scared,
Remember the times we shared.
You know it meant everything...
You know that it meant everything to me.
Track Name: The Wolfpack (Acoustic)
No bother. Climb to it, and call out.
Canary don't worry; just grab it.
It's something - abuse it.
My vision, a forest. A lot here to carry.
Slide over and bite it, the apple,
And bury the volume of the riot.
The smell of the lions.
The sun sets behind me.
The bullets start flying.

Finding a light in a world of ruin.
Starting to dance when the earth is caving in.
We're ready to begin.

It's all right, a bit scathed, a bit lost.
I've been played; I ain't that clever.
A city boy that can never say never.
I got the right, but that girl bites like the wolf.

Inertia, take cover. A cannon, are you ready?
The image, the session. A poet is sleeping.
The courier, the pilot, antennas, and sirens.
And that college, the thieves that can eat with the wolfpack.

Finding a light in a world of ruin.
Starting to dance when the earth is caving in.
Setting a sun as our hearts are burning.
Leaving the nest to the back of a thousand winds.
We're ready to begin.

It's all right, a bit scathed, a bit lost.
I've been played; I ain't that clever.
A city boy that can never say never.
I got the right, but that girl bites like the wolf.

It's on me, it's only a small heart,
On one sleeve, academy killer.
Off with his head in this make believe game of fools,
That girl bites like the wolf.

Are you, are you ready?
I'm waiting, to begin.
Track Name: Shove (Acoustic)
Forget the things that you own,
And travel almost anywhere you can go.
Dance across the tree tips, set them ablaze.
Soaking in her pleasant, warm Summer haze.
And weeping on his streets and school city blocks.
And finding streams on him while you're skipping rocks.
And feeding on her touch as it will barely keep you alive.

She said,
"Show me the world that's inside your head.
Show me the world that you see yourself,
You can use some help.
'Cause sometimes it comes with a shove,
When you fall in love."

It can be so bold and so cavalier,
To reach out to the fire his soul's sending here.
It can be like death; it blows like a breeze.
Making all one's strength go weak at the knees.
I hate to feel the shallow ground giving way.
I never let myself fall this much astray.
And feeding on her touch is all one does to survive.

He said,
"Show me the world that's inside your head.
Show me the world that you see yourself,
You can use some help.
'Cause sometimes it comes with a shove,
When you fall in love."

She said,
"Show me the world that's inside your head.
Tell me your secrets of life and death,
And your one regret.
'Cause sometimes it comes with a shove,
When you fall in love."

If you're ever alone, then your heart will know,
It can call to mine, and I'll be at your side.
If you're ever alone, then your heart will know,
It can reach to mine, and I'll be at your side.
Track Name: The War (Acoustic)
The ocean is on fire.
The sky turned dark again,
As the boats came in.
And the beaches,
Stretched out with soldiers,
With their arms and guns,
It has just begun...

Believe, do you want this?
Believe, I want this too.

Why won't you tell me that it's almost over?
Why must this tear my head inside out?

And the houses,
Laid out like targets.
With a deafening sound,
We watched them all go down.
And the families,
Now useless bodies,
They lay still black and blue,
A gift from us to you.

Believe, you want this.
Believe, do I want this too?

Why won't you tell me that it's almost over?
Why must this tear my head inside out?
Track Name: Cat Like Thief
I fell down again, but I can't complain.
Another false step could drive me insane.
I've only got myself here to blame, so,
I shake off the feeling and then I start again.
Oh no, I said I want to go back,
But I can't win this shit,
And I'm gonna' stay on track.
Yeah, make a deal like that.
I keep my head up, but I never react.

I wrote it down, a list a month ago.
Sixteen chapters of one thing you've blown.
The best thing yet, to help you through and through,
That she was, I feel her more than you.

Don't leave.
Don't leave her.

I get up just to get knocked back down.
I sit up just to get knocked all around.
I want to say something, but you're out of town.
I don't want to have another shut down.
I said stand up, hey, yo, let's make it clear.
Followed you home, no, you were not there.
You saw me coming and jumped, you disappeared.
Who knew everything would seem so clear?

You think you see me here all alone.
Got my crew coming now,
One by one.
Two by two.
Three by three.
Four by four.
Let's do some more.

Call me back when word is that she's gone.
Cat-like thief, she stole air from my lungs.
Leave me standing on this lonely grave.
I dug it out in case she turns away.

Don't leave.
Don't leave her.
Track Name: How We Are
Gone now, I keep my distance, but still show persistence,
In trying to find out how you are.
It's really testing my patience, watching you waste this life,
You have of yours in a bar.
And I get the feeling, that you're gonna leave him,
'Cause you just can't seem to get off.
You're so appealing, you could get anyone
That you want somehow

Patience is useless,
When I'm sober, and you're wasted,
You don't wanna hear it.
So go on, just leave it.

Calm down, can we get level? Can we be civil?
We share a lot of things, and I think back, when it was simple,
Before I'd earned some, and all I ever did was sing.
Caught under pressure, trying to measure,
How I feel about this whole thing.
You're so appealing, you could get anyone
That you want somehow

Patience is useless.
When I'm sober, and you're wasted,
You don't wanna hear it.
So go on just leave it
And I count the times that I'm driving home,
Talking to myself like I'm not alone.
I gotta figure out who I've been running from.

It's all in my head, not much I can do.
You set your pace, I'll keep mine too.
Each time I chase, I feel dark blue.
Confuse your face, for someone new.
Track Name: Good for You
I'm on my 14 carats. I'm 14 carat.
Doing it up like Midas.
Now you say I got a touch, so good,
Make you never wanna leave.
So don't.

Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight.
Do my hair up real, real nice.
And syncopate my skin to your heart beating.

'Cause I just wanna look good for you.
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours.
Leave this dress a mess on the floor,
And still look good for you.

I'm on my marquise diamonds.
I'm a marquise diamond.
Could even make that Tiffany jealous.
You say I give it to you hard, so bad,
Make you never wanna leave.
I won't.

Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight.
Do my hair up real, real nice.
And syncopate my skin to how you're breathing.

'Cause I just wanna look good for you.
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours.
Leave this dress a mess on the floor,
And still look good for you.

Trust me, I can take you there.

Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight.
Do my hair up real, real nice.
And syncopate my skin to how you're breathing.

'Cause I just wanna look good for you.
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours.
Leave this dress a mess on the floor,
And still look good for you.
Track Name: Home is Such a Lonely Place
We’re falling faster than we can fly.
Forgotten seconds out on Sunset Drive,
And I hold on tight, but not enough to hold you back.

It feels like the moon is spinning off into outer space without you.
This room is such a lonely place without you.

I love the lightning, but hate the rain.
Tomorrow’s frightening, but not today.
Wish I could slow down time, but not enough to slow you down.

I feel like the moon is spinning off into outer space without you.
The universe, an empty place without you.

I wish that we could save today,
But I know we can’t stay the same,
And I keep pushing you away.

Don’t wait for me.
Home is such a lonely place without you.