Part of Something

by Nick DeFazio

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released February 17, 2017

All songs written by Nick DeFazio
Vocals and Guitar - Nick DeFazio
Engineer, Mixing, Mastering - Liam Lynch

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Track Name: Black and Blue
Look at the people
Dying in the streets
Another one unarmed
Yet she gets beat
Is it all in the name of
The red, white and blue?
Is this what it means to protect?
Black lives matter don't forget

Why does this happen
All of the time?
When did driving home
Become a crime?
Politicians acting like
Nothings going on
Is this what it means to protect?
Black lives matter don't forget

But if you want peace
You need both sides
Black and blue together
To change these times

Look at the people
Dying in the streets
Another one unarmed
Yet he gets beat
Is it all in the name of
The red, white and blue?
Is this what it means to protect?
Black lives matter don't forget
Track Name: Planet Earth, Where Are You Now?
Planet Earth where are you now?
All those leaves turning brown
Feel the sun come rushing in
Now it's all dead and gone

You did not deserve this fate
It's the work of the human race
We chopped all your trees down
Now they're all dead and gone

We needed you
You didn't need us
Our ego's destroyed you
Now we're all dust
I'm sorry for what we did to you
All the things we've done

Mother nature faded away
What happened to those glory days?
The grass was green the water was pure
I need to know what was it all for

We needed you
You didn't need us
Our ego's destroyed you
Now we're all dust
I'm sorry for what we did to you
All the things we've done

Planet Earth where are you now?
All those leaves turning brown
Feel the sun come rushing in
Now it's all dead and gone
Track Name: You Didn't Have to Go (Song for Leelah)
So many out there without support
I'm tired of seeing of seeing all those sad reports
Why don't the hateful give it a rest?

Another one dead trying to gain some rights
If only someone helped with the fight
Why don't we all just take a breath?

You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go

The parents have blood all on their hands
because they refuse to truly understand
Why don't they use the right name?

What about the church? They're at fault too
They kept on trying to change the real you
There was nothing, nothing to change

You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go


You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go
You didn't have to go
Track Name: Look at What We Have Done
How could this happen?
How could we do this?
Why did we take it?
And then shoot it
What did it bring us?
What did we gain?
We cause each other so much pain

Look at what we have done
Look at what we've become
Too much hate
Too much guns
There is no chosen one

All of the wars
We don't seem to care
We focus on bullshit
Stupid affairs
So much death
And so much destruction
How could we sleep?
Through this abduction

Look at what we have done
Look at what we've become
Too much hate
Too much guns
There is no chosen one

Nobody seems to really care
If there's nothing left around
Nobody there

Look at what we have done
Look at what we've become
Too much hate
Too much guns
There is no chosen one
Track Name: Smile
Come on smile, hide your pain
Just give us more of the same
How 'bout a happy song to sing?
Another one that doesn't make us think
Cause we're alone, so alone
Yes we're alone, so alone

Why do you have to be so gay?
We don't like people who are that way
Why can't you just conform?
Be like us and follow the norm
Cause it's all, all we know
Yes it's all, all we know

Why can't you give us what we want?
We don't care about what we need
Please give us what we want
Cause we are so afraid of the truth

When I ask how your doing today?
Just tell me everything's okay
Please let me put you in a box
So that all of our dreams are locked
Away, locked away
Cause we're afraid, so afraid

Come on smile, hide your pain
Just give us more of the same
How bout' a happy song to sing?
Another one that doesn't make us think
Cause we're alone, so alone
Yes we're alone, so alone
Track Name: The Tortured Artist
The tortured artist wakes
but can't face the day
He writes a new folk song
That he plays
What does he do?
With all that pain
How much more can he take?
Before he breaks

It's getting lonely at the top
So he sheds his skin
And heads for the bottom
Where he drowns
Where he drowns

We make a hero out of him
Then we'll make one out of you
We glorify his illness
Another one we failed
A future outcast
Gets inspired by him
And so the cycle lives on
Of the tortured aritst

It's getting lonely at the top
So he sheds his skin
And heads for the bottom
Where he drowns
Where he drowns
Track Name: Let the Light Back In
Maybe you'll come around
find the light instead
Just look into the purple haze
That Jimi Hendrix left
Take a walk down the city streets
And see the people there
They don't know what your feeling
But I'm sure they care

Welcome to the world of change
Things don't stay the same
But peace and love will live on
Propped up by the stage hands
You gotta let it back in
Let the light back in

Old pictures on a white wall
They all seem to fade
Does anybody know what the mean?
Without the early days
Your memories have gone to black
It's time to start anew
They ain't coming back
But what about you?

Welcome to the world of change
Things don't stay the same
But peace and love will live on
Propped up by the stage hands
You gotta let it back in
Let the light back in

Your spending too much time
In the darkness
Don't lose control
Things could always be fixed
Open your mind up
Let people inside
See the beauty of
The big blue sky

Welcome to the world of change
Things don't stay the same
But peace and love will live on
Propped up by the stage hands
You gotta let it back in
Let the light back in
Track Name: Part of Something
Little birds dancing by the lake
Middle aged men regretting past mistakes
What is our plan for the world?
Can we go on?

We're trying to find something that's real
Even looking past what what we feel
Trying to find solace in the sun
But I think we make it

If we all become part of something
If we all just like as one
When we are part of something
Nothing can't be done

I read a speech in a book
It was by Harvey Milk
He was talking about hope
How we're nothing without
And he was right

Spaceships flying up above
As the local people walk into a pub
They were all holding hands
They understand

If we all become part of something
If we all just like as one
When we are part of something
Nothing can't be done
Track Name: In My Dream
See the trees fall down
As the king puts on his crown
Say goodbye to the american dream
Cause you are part of the political machine

The illusion of choice
They want to take away your voice

In my dream
There are no bathroom laws
Equal rights for all
No politicians telling you how to live

What about a world without gender roles?
Or a world where corporations didn't take control?
No more chances for the little guy
He just looks up and wonders why

The illusion of choice
They want to take away your voice

In my dream
There are no bathroom laws
Equal rights for all
No politicians telling you how to live

See the sky about to rain
While everybody is in pain
When your free will is destroyed
They've got big money to fill the void

The illusion of choice
They want to take away your voice

In my dream
There are no bathroom laws
Equal rights for all
No politicians telling you how to live

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