NORTHERN LIGHTS

words and music by Erik J. Matthews

I SEE MYSELF LOST AND BETRAYED, MARKETPLACED IN SOCIETY'S PATH

I THOUGHT MY MIND WOULD LEAD ME BY

NOW I'VE SEEN HOW KEEPING CURRENT CAN CAUSE SUCH GREED

IT RUNS SO DEEP EVEN LOVED ONES TELL YOU LIES


NOW I BELIEVE THAT THE NICE GUYS FINISH LAST

BUT THE DAMNED WITH ALWAYS BE DAMNED

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SAID AS I HELD UP MY HANDS

BUT I THINK YOU SAID WHAT YOU MEANT AND LEFT ME OUT THERE


THEN SMILES MAY SEEM TO BE NICE WHEN THEY'VE GOT YOU IN THEIR SIGHTS

BUT IGNORANCE OF MAN IGNORES THE CRIES

AS LONG AS YOU COLLECT YOUR PAY YOU LET SOMEONE ELSE VOTE IT AWAY

STARING AT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS WILL LEAVE YOU BLIND


NOW I BELIEVE THAT THE NICE GUYS FINISH LAST

BUT THE DAMNED WILL ALWAYS BE DAMNED

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SAID AS I HELD UP MY HANDS

BUT I THINK YOU SAID WHAT YOU MEANT AND LEFT ME OUT THERE


SO LOSE YOURSELF SOMEWHERE IN THE CROWD, WEAR THE PLUGS TO DROWN THE NOISE

THE THINGS THAT SEEMS ALL RIGHT ARE USUALLY WRONG

THE LATEST TRENDS ARE FIRED OFF THE SHELF AS HIRED HELP FOR SUMMER'S HEAT

THEN YOUR PRECIOUS NORTHERN LIGHTS WILL SOON BE GONE