Sunday, October 18, 2009

Samples from The Circle!

You can now listen to some short snippets of tracks from The Circle from UK Amazon. :)

Sounds promising, even if "Working Man" doesn't only sound like "Livin' on a Prayer" in acoustic format. :P Looking forward to November more and more.

I've been pretty busy putting in nine hour days at uni this week, including this past weekend, but I'm sure glad I logged on tonight!

EDIT: I had a go at deciphering the Jerseymumble behind the Shanksproduction last night. Terri corrected a few and filled some of the gaps and this is what we came up with.

When We Were Beautiful
I'm hanging in, you're holding on
I can't pretend that nothing's changed
Even in the shadows of the love we made

Work for the Working Man
Never getting back what I'm giving
Can someone somewhere help me justify
Why these strong hands are on the unemployment line
And there's nothing left what's on my mind
Who's gonna work for the working man?
Work for the working man
Get your hands in the dirt
Who's gonna work off the curse?

Superman Tonight
Maybe I'm cynical
Painfully logical
You're tragically beautiful
That's good enough for me
You're looking for a hero but it's just my old tattoo
Tonight I swear I'd sell my soul to be a hero for you

For the pink slip of an SUV
Night cut down in tragedy
As defense another generation breakdown
[hmm, this doesn't sound right]
Yeah, yeah
What is the distance between a bullet and a gun?
God are you listening, or have you just...

Thorn in My Side
To let you know
I've been pushed around
Been knocked down
Lost a round of three
[Thanks to Alana for what seems to be the most logical lyric]
I've took a couple of things I loved when I was
Too blind to see
But I'll survive
I'll give up on love but I'm still getting by

Live Before You Die
I was much too young to understand but he would say to me
When you're young you always think the sun is gonna shine
There'll come a day you'll have to say hello to goodbye
Sit down son, come take my hand, look me in the eye
Take these words, promise...

Angels falling from the sky
Imagine that, imagine that
Nobody's getting out of here alive
No turning back, no turning back
Who's gonna bail out all our shattered dreams?

Love's the Only Rule
One man's ceiling, another man's sky
High, flying like an aeroplane
Crying like a lonely whistle of a long black train
Dance in the pouring rain
Spit in the eye of a hurricane

Fast Cars
Dark road we've been heading down
Trust me tonight
I swear I know where we are
We're gonna run all the lights
We're gonna blow right through the radar
Fast cars
We are fast cars
How can I pretend the signs don't say dead end?

Happy Now
What would you say to me
If I told you I had a dream
If I told you everything
Would you tell me to go back to sleep
Take a look in these tired eyes
They're coming back to life
I know I can change

Learn to Love
I was lost in life's blindness
When you're born without wings
All you dream of
All you want is that feeling of flying
Of rising and climbing
Holly, Holly, we're one breath away

Some people have suggested that last line is "Halle, Halle" as in "Hallelujah" but I don't know why you wouldn't just say "Hallelujah" since you can fit four syllables in easily. Then again, I don't know who "Holly" is either. So who knows?

These lyrics could all turn out to be way off the mark, but hey, it'll make for some amusing reading once we get to look at the lyrics booklet. :P


  1. "Fast cars, we are fast cars" <0_o>

    Possible contender for 'Most banal Jovi lyric'

    Overall, doesn't sound too bad. Hardly revolutionary. Hope the back half of the album is MUCH better than it sounds from the snippets.


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