Burn That Bridge

by Zru Vogue

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The 10th studio album from Zru Vogue (but who's counting?) might be called "Zru Vogue's latest hits" because each song is an "A-side" worthy track.

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released February 17, 2014

Produced & Arranged by Andrew L. Jackson and Rick Cuevas. Words and Music by Andrew L. Jackson (except as noted). Recorded and Mixed by Jackson/Cuevas. Zru Vogue is: Andrew L. Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne.

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Zru Vogue San Francisco, California

Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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Track Name: Burn That Bridge
Lyrics:

Hey Girl!
You got a right to express your opinion
Extensive monkey data
Was a concern of mine

It was a crazy weekend
Taking care of some stuff
You get to a point
Where you just have to let it go

And we’ll burn that bridge--when we come to it
We’ll burn that bridge--when we come to it

He started with the LEDs
And a TV in every room
You don’t come between me
And my 5:14

And you want to know why all this happened?
It’s the genius who can’t tie his shoes
The point was to get to where we are now
Don’t worry about the money thing

And we’ll burn that bridge--when we come to it
We’ll burn that bridge--when we come to it

Then I never slept
Until my brother arrived
He loves to go to weddings
He loves to dance

I’m weeping in the corner
In the back of my mind
I want to go... away from here
And then she did it again!

We’ll burn that bridge--when we come to it
We’ll burn that bridge--when we come to it

If it was Wednesday or Friday
I would be drenched in sweat

I was just so sick of it
Like an emo goth kid

I have this fear in my life
If I win the lottery...

I have increased my medication
To the highest — possible — dose

We’ll burn that bridge...
When we come to it
We’ll burn that bridge...
When we come to it

Burn that bridge...
You’re freaking me out
Burn that bridge...
You have to be careful
Burn that bridge…
Burn that bridge...
--
Lyrics copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: I Could Not See Myself
Lyrics:

Like a cat looking out of a window
I was focused on the world outside
Like a cat looking out of a window
I was focused on the world outside

I could not see myself
I could not see myself

I was a vacant lot
A mirror of sights unseen
I tended to hesitate
Even when I’d sleep to dream, but...

I could not see myself
I could not see myself

A world inside me waited
To be discovered one day
As the hallway mirror showed
A man that’s growing gray
Tried to find the perfect words
They still elude me today
Like a cat looking out of a window
Existence feels that way

A thought still lingers
Winding its way through the years
Down to this day it comes
It’s hidden then disappears ... and...

I could not see myself
I could not see myself
I could not see myself
I could not see myself

I was a mystery to me...
I was a mystery to me...
(I could not see)
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: The Drugs Have Stopped Working
Lyrics:

Oh, the drugs have stopped working
Oh, the darkness is lurking
Oh, and the crystal ball's murky
All my duties I'm shirking

Oh, I can no longer feel them
Oh, I can no longer breathe them
Oh, and the crystal ball's murky
Oh, because the drugs have stopped working

So turn the light on!
So flick your flame on!
Let the incense burn in your eyes
Let life bring you a surprise
Let it be as it is
And let it come as it will

Oh — tolerance and relapse
All disconnects and synapse
Oh — too many taxes and contracts
Don't trust any of those "true facts"

Just turn the light on!
And flick your flame on!
Let the incense burn in your eyes
Let life bring you its surprise
Let it be as it is
And let it come as it will

Because the drugs have stopped working
And the darkness is lurking
And the crystal ball's murky
Because the drugs have stopped working
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Falling for the Paradigm
Lyrics:

I’m falling for the paradigm
It’s gonna be an uphill climb
I’m sinking in the paradigm
I have been for a long, long time

We’re all falling, we’re all falling
We’re all falling, falling, falling

It tells us who we want to be
It tells us how we want to feel
It shapes me as a human being
It shows me what I want to see

Yeah I’m falling for the paradigm
I’m falling and I’m feeling fine
It’s gonna be an uphill climb
And it’s gonna take a long, long time

We’re all falling, we’re all falling
We’re all falling, falling, falling

A day at a time, a day at a time
Sinking and falling, no reason or rhyme
Don’t give it a thought, you’ll feel just fine
Once you have accepted the new paradigm

A day at a time, a day at a time
Sinking and falling, no reason or rhyme
Don’t give it a thought, you’ll feel just fine
Once you have accepted the new paradigm

We’re falling for the paradigm
It’s gonna be an uphill climb
We’re sinking in the paradigm
We have been for a long, long time
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Count to Ten
Lyrics:

Hey I didn't know that you could count to ten
I knew you could explode but I just didn't know when
Hey I didn't know you had a new machine
I'm just trying to figure out what all of this means

Talking you down
Trying to keep it breezy
Measuring up
Well it isn't so easy
Count to ten
Try to calm your self
Could be worse
You could be someone else

Count to ten - not as easy as it seems
Walk on water - try to live up to your dreams
Doctor says: "No reason for these things"
Change your fate, and the legacy it brings

Hey I never know what you are talking about
Luckily, though, you've got a comfortable couch
Won't you let me know how all of this works out
And question anything that was never in doubt

Talking you down
Trying to keep it breezy
Measuring up
Well it isn't so easy
Count to ten
Try to calm your self
Could be worse
You could be someone else

Count to ten - not as easy as it seems
Walk on water - try to live up to your dreams
Doctor says: "No reason for these things"
Change your fate, and the legacy it brings

Ah, ah ah...

Hey I didn't know that you could count to ten
Hey I didn't know that you could count to ten
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Don't Want to Lose It
Lyrics:

Oh, don’t want to lose it now
Oh oh, don’t want to lose it now
Oh, worked so hard to get here now
Oh, oh so hard to get here now

Oh, don’t want to lose you now
Oh oh, don’t want to lose you now
Oh, took some time to make it now
Oh, took some time to work it out

And… my body starts to break down
And… my mind it stars to break down
Better hold up and take it straight down
That road you do not want to go down

Oh, don’t want to lose it now
Oh oh, don’t want to lose it now
Oh, worked so hard to get here now
Oh, worked so hard to get here now

All the while, some illusion
was pushin’ on me
All the while, some intrusion
was infecting me
And… my body starts to break down
And… my mind it starts to break down

Oh, don’t want to lose you now
Oh oh, don’t want to lose you now
Oh, took some time to make it now
Oh, took some time to work it out

Oh, oh, don’t want to lose it now
Oh oh, don’t want to lose it now
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Foggy Summer Morning 8:56
Lyrics:

It's a foggy summer morning
In the city that we live in
In the city that we visit
When we're visiting the city
Emotion in the faces
Of the people in the city
Tryin' to make a dream come true
Tryin' to get from A to B

Tryin' to hide and tryin' to stand out
Tryin' to find and tryin' to find out
Tryin' to hide and tryin' to stand out
Tryin' to find and tryin' to find out

Boot up a computer
like they did it in the old days
Change what represents you
like they did in the 90s

Look away, don't look what you did
Look at these celebrity pictures
Use some words that you don't use much
Find some rhythms and exploit them

Now and then, then and now
It's all the same to me somehow
Now and then, then and now
It's all the same to me somehow

Check the daily news, the headlines and weather
Wondering whether we're better off now
One day at a time, rising and falling
Don't give it a thought, you'll be better somehow

"We've been through all of this before" she says
And you can see it on her face
You know how this one turns out
You are easily replaced
"It's not like that" you say
and it's a desperate ploy
But somehow it works
Next time will be harder to avoid

It's a foggy summer morning
and the clouds are moving faster
Daylight comes up without warning
Monday morning alabaster
You're a statue in the garden
People pass by without seeing
They are playing out their dramas
Full of pathos, full of feeling

You're the watcher of the dream
No idea what it means
Now the talk-show host won't want to talk to you about it
So you say...

Now and then, then and now
It's all the same to me somehow
Now and then, then and now
It's all the same to me somehow

Check the daily news, the headlines and weather
Wondering whether we're better off now
One day at a time, rising and falling
Don't give it a thought, you'll be better somehow
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Too Much and Not Enough
Lyrics:

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

It's too much and not enough
That's life
It's too much and not enough
That's right
It's too much and not enough
That's how it'll always be
It's too much and not enough
For me

Those pleasurable young years
Sitting around and looking good
You have to make decisions
It's always like too many choices

I don't understand what you're saying
It's good to see you
Oh, you've been crying 

It's good to see you
After twilight starts, Every day

And I'm back on the sleeping pills 
It's good to see you
I split my time between business and pleasure
It's good to see you
It's in the back of my mind... 
Every day

It's too much and not enough... (etc.)

The challenge is how to say "no"
It's gonna take some soul searching 
I question everything now
And I'm too young to be thinking about stuff like this

I don't understand what you're saying
It's good to see you
Oh, I see you've been crying 

It's good to see you
After twilight starts, Every day

And I'm back on the sleeping pills
It's good to see you
I split my time between business and pleasure
It's good to see you
It's in the back of my mind... 
Every day

It's too much and not enough... (etc.)
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: You Are Not Invisible
Lyrics:

Hello my friend, where did you go?
Gone to where, I do not know
Hello my friend, I see you now
All of my life, up until now

And I was waiting for a moment like this (4x)

So let’s just see where this one goes
Time for a change and then who knows?
Go out for drinks, recall the past
These are the times that never last

And I was waiting for a moment like this (4x)

You — are — not invisible — not invisible
You — are — not invisible — not invisible

You’re not invisible to me
I guess we’ll see where this one leads
You’ll be invisible no more
And we’ll know what we’ve come here for

And I was waiting for a moment like this (4x)

You — are — not invisible — not invisible
You — are — not invisible — not invisible

--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Pretending to Be Normal
Lyrics:

Picking up where someone else left off
Picking up the pieces again
Picking up where someone else left off
I am picking up the pieces again

Pretending to be normal
Not succeeding
Pretending to be normal
Moments are fleeting
Pretending to be normal
It bears repeating
Pretending to be normal
Na na na na na na na na yeah

Somebody's talking to the shoeshine guy
He's in the guest room and he's not paying rent
He's never never gonna amount to anything
(I'm just) poundin' on the door, man, I'm just sayin' hey!

You need to calm down and set back down
You don't care, I know you don't care
What-ever we can do to get in jail that night
Deb's already home getting our cocktails prepared

Picking up where someone else left off
I am picking up the pieces again...

Pretending to be normal
Not succeeding
Pretending to be normal
Moments are fleeting
Pretending to be normal
It bears repeating
Pretending to be normal
Na na na na na na na na yeah

And you just stand there looking,
You just stand there lookingible
--
Words copyright 2014 Andrew Lawrence Jackson