Tunnel Vision

by SHAFT

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1.
Bloody Mary 05:00
Bloody Mary Can I tell you the tale of a lady that’s wicked? She stalks through the night She’s on the prowl again She just wants a bite Now and then she makes her move From her palace of pleasure Searching out her grave Blood being treasure I can see in front of me It’s Bloody Mary Bloody Mary The curse is quite old but still holds the power Running from daylight Spreading her wings again The moon is big and white Now and then she makes her move From her palace of pleasure Searching out her grave Your soul is her treasure I can see in front of me It’s Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Can I tell you the tale of a lady that’s wicked? She stalks through the night She’s on the prowl again She just wants a bite Now and then she makes her move From her palace of pleasure Searching out her grave Blood being treasure I can see in front of me It’s Bloody Mary Bloody Mary
2.
The First One (The Willing) The first one, he was the willing To go out on the way The second was younger Just a child who liked to play The last one was the elder Among the family tree His mind was filled with wisdom And he passed it on to me. So gather round the table And hear just what I say The time has come to realize You’re lost without a way Your light is in the window Just a candle burning low Your chains are all around you And you don’t know where to go Take my hand child I can pull you through Take my hand child I’ll show you must what you must do Take my hand child It can be alright Take my hand child Freedom comes tonight Life has many chances Some are lost and some are found Trails are so confusing They’ll spin you round and round At times you hold the answer At time you’re told a lie Waiting for the laughter A tear comes from your eye They’ll feed you to the lions And take your precious gold Be careful of the leaders They’ll steal the mind and soul Of all the tiny babies And children of the land Take head and rise against it The time has come to stand Take my hand child I can pull you through Take my hand child I’ll show you must what you must do Take my hand child It can be alright Take my hand child Freedom comes tonight Over And Over As I walk out here tonight My mind it fills with fright But the message you are sending Assures me it’s alright So the story, I can tell you Well, it comes from long ago But believe me I can tell you Well, it’s one we all should know All the people give the answer To the fools who pay them mind But the answer to the question Shall be revealed to all through time. It goes over and over The same story over Over and over The same story over All your questions will be answered And your mind I can put to rest Because one thing that is understood Is we are all put to the test As I look in your eye and you’re wondering why This madness reigns tonight Please believe me I am just like you And I’ve got to see daylight It goes over and over The same story over Over and over The same story over But if you’re frightened, it can be smitened By the hand controlling time It’s upon you to decide now Just what you’ve got to do You must remember of the lesson That was written so long ago All that glitters all around you Will not guarantee its gold It goes over and over The same story over Over and over The same story over As I walk out here tonight My mind it fills with fright But the message you are sending Assures me it’s alright
3.
Creeping Grey When you were just a boy You wanted to be a man I remember my father shaving Cause I was holding his hand In the midst of the glory days You think they’d last forever Those things go by so quickly The time is now or never Cause it’s one the way It’s here to stay I’m on the way Creeping grey. Now I made some decision Not good some bad I am not the guilty party It’s all the love that I had Thinking back on childhood days Can bring a tear to my eye Those dreams are not forgotten And now I’m gonna try Cause it’s one the way It’s here to stay I’m on the way Creeping grey When I woke up this morning I shoved the things into place And I looked in the mirror The lines have covered my face All the goals that I conquered And the battles I lost Life seems to race right by me Now I can measure the cost Cause it’s one the way It’s here to stay I’m on the way Creeping grey
4.
Time For the Show You can kick me out Lock the door Never see my face no more Eyes of red, eyes of blue It’s all the same for me and you So let me go It’s time for the show If you must know It’s time for the show The sound of footsteps Through my head Think of lines and dots instead Thoughts of doing makes me lazy Thoughts of losing makes me crazy So let me go It’s time for the show If you must know It’s time for the show You go backstage You hear the roar They quiet down But they want some more The rockin’ world is all you see Then I go into my little dream The show is over You start to leave The crowd surrounds you They grab your keys Screaming fans will get you back on stage The show is over now turn the page So let me go It’s time for the show If you must know It’s time for the show
5.
As I walk out here tonight My mind it fills with fright But the message you are sending Assures me it’s alright So the story, I can tell you Well, it comes from long ago But believe me I can tell you Well, it’s one we all should know All the people give the answer To the fools who pay them mind But the answer to the question Shall be revealed to all through time. It goes over and over The same story over Over and over The same story over All your questions will be answered And your mind I can put to rest Because one thing that is understood Is we are all put to the test As I look in your eye and you’re wondering why This madness reigns tonight Please believe me I am just like you And I’ve got to see daylight It goes over and over The same story over Over and over The same story over But if you’re frightened, it can be smitened By the hand controlling time It’s upon you to decide now Just what you’ve got to do You must remember of the lesson That was written so long ago All that glitters all around you Will not guarantee its gold It goes over and over The same story over Over and over The same story over As I walk out here tonight My mind it fills with fright But the message you are sending Assures me it’s alright
6.
Tunnel Vision I’ve seen this face on times before A thousand years, maybe more You have come to hunt me down But I’m not one to be pushed around I’m not one to be pushed around I’ve been the liar on the stand Forced to speak upon command I am hungry for the truth And to be only set loose And to be only set loose Set me free I am tired of the water And the bread that they give me Hear them talking just in circles Confirming life’s insanity It’s been said over again Live your life until the end But one thing you must surmise Is the beauty of the final prize As you look into your mind The question’s answer you will find As you learn about the game Let your mind not be the same No not the same I’ve been thinking of our future Hold the key unlock the door Tempted all of us are fragile So see just what you can see You’re only here for a while As you lie awake in bed Visions dancing through your head And you feel so all alone Dark and cold just like a stone Must we all walk this road alone Past fire, water, and the cold And be shaken by the wind To start all over again

about

The state of Pennsylvania is known for producing some of the best hard rock and heavy metal bands to come from America. But for every band that would become a recognizable name, there were others left behind in obscurity only to wait to be discovered years later. Such is the case with SHAFT.

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credits

released February 26, 2021

SHAFT is:
Larry Werner - guitar
Dennis Hower - bass
Scott Williams - drums
Jonny K - vocals

Original release produced by John R. Kerkusz
All lyrics & melodies written by John R. Kerkusz
Except ‘Time for the Show’ written by L. Werner
All music & arrangement by SHAFT
Recorded at West Wire Recordings
Engineered by Wayne Becker

2021 release executive producer J. Golden & G. Shafer
Cover art by Steve Cobb
based on original demo cover by Anne Snyder
concept by John R. Kerkusz
Layout design by C. Ferguson

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