I Broke Free by Son To The Boy

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I once loved a woman
She was twice my size
I came right up
About to her thighs
She loved me high
But I loved her low
She drove me crazy
Had to let her go.

Well it's early in the morning 
That sometimes I miss her,
And late in the day
I sometimes do miss her;
But late at night
When I feel so tall,
I know I done right
I don't miss her at all.

That woman had a head of hair 
It was as red as fire
It smelled like jasmine 
But the texture was like wire
When you hear a thunder clap
It meant she struck a mood
All the time I spent with her
None of it was good.

Well it's early in the morning 
That sometimes I miss her,
And late in the day
I sometimes do miss her;
But late at night
When I feel so tall,
I know I done right
I don't miss her at all.

It was as I'd grown up with her
We was as close as that
She wore on my mind 
And she blew off like my hat
She is the devil's mother
The devil is her son
I love her now as ever
Nothing can be done

Well it's early in the morning 
That sometimes I miss her,
And late in the day
I sometimes do miss her;
But late at night
When I feel so tall,
I know I done right
I don't miss her at all.

Useless was forgotten
So was yesterday
Future was no problem
The concealed was on display

Conscience got the robbers
They were done with stealing anyway
No one else could stop them
Till love came to stay
Till love came to stay

We took the ribbons off the trees
There was no one left to forsake
The poor man bought his freedom
When the rich lowered the stakes

Demons left the bosses
Fear melted away
Doctors gave away their doses
When love came to stay
When love came to stay

Leavers stayed
All debts were paid 
Tamers made
Bad dogs behave
Good cats were saved
From being strays
When love came to stay
When love came to stay

Demons left the bosses
Fear melted away
Doctors gave away their doses
When love came to stay
When love came to stay
When love came to stay

A man without a story
Is like the night sky being split 
By a wire slicing crosswise
From a source that won’t admit
That its power’s been retired
And no longer can emit 
The same kind of charge a star might
If it were permitted

The sky being split that way
No longer can be true
When it calls itself a heaven
Or a place that you might fly through
But the teller of a story
This human illumination
This electro-static surge
This divine vibration

Is a light that slices crosswise 
Magically converging
With gravity to tie him to
This murky world of words
This light doesn’t care how fine it is
A sunset or sunrise
It just needs to be a beacon
So the night might come to recognize
A man without a story

I never lived
Until I died
I couldn’t give
Never even tried
I was too poor
My life was a lie
I was too sure in my pride

Bad hearts run 
in my clan
Dead bank drunk
Alone and cold
I found who I am
When the future could not be
told
And yesterday grew old

I broke free
I broke free

I die when I hold you
Don’t ever let me go
I knew when I died
I would take you along with me
I knew you would always be
The one to keep my love alive

I broke free
I broke free

I’ve broken free 
Of what I believe
That I am blind
That I see
That I tried
That love is ice
Or life is fire

I’ve broken free
Now I can leave
I can finally fly
I can be
Completely 
At peace
Do not grieve

I never lived
Until I died
I couldn’t give
Oh how I tried
A word to the wise
A man lives as he dies
He takes up what he lays aside

I broke free
I’ve broken free
I broke free I broke free I broke free
When I died 
I broke free

I had a friend 
Said I was too drunk to drive
Then he said love would end
But he would help me survive it
I said, “I don’t know what you mean!”
He threw my keys into the night
Knocked me to my knees
Told me not to fight it

That same friend sat me down
Bought me a beer
Then he scanned the bar
His motive unclear
That same friend
Introduced me to her
So could drink and pretend 
We were made for each other

Love’s a word game
The winner is mute
It’s a cupid taking aim
Too stupid to shoot
If love is a drink
I’ve had more than my share
But not enough to stop thinking 
Nor enough to not care

A man has no enemy
Except what he thinks is right
I’ve lost my keys
So please be my
Designated lover 
Just for tonight.

She decided not to like me 
Before we even met
She didn’t strike me
As having many regrets
It went downhill 
From the moment we sat
Down at the bar to chat
And try to connect

I started to dwell
On my need to start to move
As she started to explain hell
And how it met her approval
I know she heard what I said
When I asked if she’d care
If I left because she said, 
“And go where?”

Love’s a runaway train, 
I’m in the club car
I’ve tried to abstain
But I didn’t get far
Love is a drunk
High and dry with no fare
It’s a deep blue funk
A monk with no prayer

A man’s only real enemy
Is what he believes is right
Where’d I leave my keys?
Won’t you please 
Be my designated lover 
Tonight?

Friends don’t let friends
Get behind the wheel
Of a vehicle fueled 
By what love 
Makes you feel
Isolation is a given
And never over
When a man’s being driven 
By a designated lover

Love is retreat
Called for as I run
From a thug in the street
With a loaded handgun
Love is a victory
Chewed up and spit
Back out as defeat
In my face as I quit

If love was in vain
I wouldn’t be scared
Of the music in its name
Or the tears that we shared
It’s the dead past we spent
On that last shot of dope
It’s the wet bills that went 
For that shot glass full of hope

A man has no enemy
Unless he’s too loose or too tight
But I am 
And I long for
A designated lover 
To make it right

My only real enemy 
Is you tonight
But I have no keys
And no clue
So won’t you
Be my designated lover
Tonight

I'm saving my tears
For something real
By real I mean one thing
Worth that much feeling
I won’t cry if you steal from me
If I do not heal or if I cannot see
I'll save my tears
For love and love only

I won't weep if life treats me unfair
Or from what you never gave me
Do what you desire, I will not despair
Even if you mock or enslave me
I won’t cry if you blame me
And I will not be ashamed
When my tears come easily
For love and love only

My tears won’t be bitter
They won’t come from anger
I will not be injured
When I am a stranger
I will not grieve
For life undreamed of
As long as I believe
Is in love and love only

I won't spend a tear on
Your scandals or weaknesses
I will serve but not mourn for
The helpless and dispossessed
I won’t bemoan what you don’t believe
Or what I'm bereft of
For I’ve lost nothing in love
In love and love only
I’ve lost nothing in love
And love only
I’ve lost nothing in love

You can lose touch
Lose love, be misjudged
See life as indecent exposure
Your faith might be rocked
Your gate might be locked
But it's nothing you won't get over

They can invoke a curse
Or provoke you with force
They can keep you from getting any closer
They can abuse and accost you
But it will not exhaust you
If you know it’s nothing you can’t get over

It's nothing
No, nothing at all
It's nothing you won't get over

You're toeing' the line
Frightened of dyin'
You seem to have lost your composure
You might feel like a faker
Or a done-deal breaker
But it's nothing you will not get over

They can confiscate your goods
Drag your fate through the mud
Till you fear it'll never blow over
But you can never be sure
Of the hurt you can endure
Till you step up to suffer another

It's nothing
No, nothing at all
It's nothing you will not get over
It's nothing
I’m not sayin’ it’s small
But it's nothing you will not get over

When you’re cut to the bone
Bleeding out all alone
Knowing you must heal up to prosper
You stumble upon
What you thought was long gone
And it was something you thought you got over

While you sit there and fret
Reciting deathbed regrets
Remember this, so you can get closure
The best you could give
Was your heart while you lived
And if you did, it’ll never be over

Life was nothing
No, nothing at all
It was nothing you could not get over
It was nothing
And it was gone in no time at all
It was nothing you did not get over

Did I turn you into what you are?
When I broke your heart 
Did I cause those scars?
Did I starve your fever? 
Or feed your fears?
Did I make you so insincere?

Was it me who taught you that you must
Grind all kindness into dust?
Find all lovers must 
Be mistrusted?
And pray love never 
Reappears?

Tell me who tore love from your soul?
I wanna know who tore love from your 
control?
Will you ever get back the love you’re owed?
By Hell?

Hell’s Dark Hole
Hell’s Dark Hole.

Did you look into me 
As if a mirror?
So you could see 
A little clearer
The sorrow you desire 
To be near

Did I steal the light from inside your soul
Is love only real for you in Hell’s Dark Hole?
Did I steal the light from inside your soul
Don’t hide your love
In Hell’s Dark Hole

Hell’s Dark Hole

When the cowboy’s afraid of his horse,
And the stream’s too deep to change course,
The rider is as shallow as what he believes,
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.

When a man is so afraid of his God,
That another man’s faith is a fraud,
He rules by the least that he can conceive,
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.

Alpha Wolves piss chicken grease,
Set roadside dogma bombs for peace.
Gripped by hypnosis of the gun,
War for war’s sake won’t be won.

When the shadow’s afraid of the sun,
Tries to outrun the past, pull a fast one,
We’re as shallow as what we believe,
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.

Like a whore who’s afraid of the night,
Phony soldiers scared to stand up and fight,
Our commanders absent without leave,
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.

Like roaches hiding from the light,
War Masters gas up get uptight,
Rewrite the past to be exact,
Cook the books and fry the facts.

When a leader’s afraid of dissent
Cause his purpose belies his intent
Blood rains on the web of lies he weaves
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.

When the voice can’t put the truth into words,
The fallen will never be heard,
Those left standing wait in line to be deceived,
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.

Five rings around you Kings of War,
Your secret strategy in store,
Is empty ideology,
Remove the beam and you will see.

Mad men can’t wait to plant the vet,
Their appetite’s not sated yet,
Push patriots into the fray,
Don’t let the truth get in the way.

When the cowboy’s afraid of his horse,
And the stream’s too deep to change course,
The rider is as shallow as what he believes,
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.
We’re undone Oh Lord,
Oh Lord we’re undone.

Oh Farmers work out in the field
Cooks they work in the kitchen
Reap your harvest, roll your wheels
Reason with your addictions

Oh the Workers built the house 
Never got their pay
Do your best, do without
Do not lose your way

It’s all in your head
It’s all in your head
It’s all in your head
It’s what’s left unsaid

Oh I love the way you say goodbye
Like we’ll never meet again
But it never makes you cry
Cause you know it’s not the end

Oh Bloody footsteps in the sand
Of the desert world
Oh there’s almost no place left to stand
Or dance with my pretty Arab girl

Lonesome, nowhere, lost, outdone
Runnin’ against the wind
Do not worry about the outcome
When you’re wrestling with your sins

Screaming sirens, flashing lights
In your rearview mirror
Have no fear, don’t put up a fight
Move along there’s nothing here

Bend the truth, do not lie
Twisted, torn up, broken
Pack your suitcase, say good-bye
To what you’ve left unspoken

She left the halfway house
'Cuz she was already all the way there
She'd saved a thousand souls in her mind
Except her own, but she didn't care
She didn’t cry when they came to collect
She never copped to being scared
She's got a crisis of faith
She hasn't got a prayer
She hasn't got a prayer

He was lost as an actor in L.A
No one ever found him there
The only way he could cut the pain
Was to crawl into a bottle and stay there
In all those years of seeing life through the bottom of a glass
Nothing ever got more clear
He's got a crisis of faith
He hasn't got a prayer
He hasn't got a prayer

Be brave in your travels
Down the long, hard road
Hold on if your dreams unravel
Till the love that you pray for comes known
If your faith in love, your faith in love
If your faith in love comes slow

She never knew her mother
She knew her father never cared
She covered her ears to the thunder
When lightening struck out of nowhere
She cried all night through the fighting
Till sweet morning came, so fair
She's got a crisis of faith
She hasn't got a prayer
She hasn't got a prayer

He didn't have the home he dreamed of
He'd looked for it everywhere
Finally moved in to live in the damage
He’d waited twenty-five years to repair
He laughed if you spoke about hope
She had a sense of humor about her despair
They had a crisis of faith
They didn't have a prayer
They didn't have a prayer

Be brave in your travels
Down the long, hard road
Hold on if your dreams unravel
Till the love that you pray for comes known
If your faith in love, your faith in love
If your faith in love comes slow

He'd felt that way since he could remember
An invited but unwanted guest
In all the time he'd been alive
He never felt like all the rest
His demons had kept him from climbing
It'd been years since he pretended to care
He had a crisis of faith
He never had a prayer
He never had a prayer

Her life wasn't shaped like she dreamed it
A round peg in a world that was square
When they met she looked deep into his eyes
She was met with a desolate stare
She knew then where he was going
All he knew was he'd come from nowhere
He had a crisis of faith
She offered him a prayer
She offered him a prayer