Hanging On A Name

from by Eddie Japan

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There’s a time in life
when you lose the spark
in the empty hallways
of the heart
Living is a divide of science and art
and you can’t keep mind and body apart

Bury me when the desire is gone
or feed me to the flame
‘Cause I don’t want these skin and bones
just hanging on a name

The body is nothing
without the attitude
Where you go
depends on the mood
Yes, it all ends up so crude
hope not to cease before you conclude

If passion’s light starts to dim
before the storm is through
Just tuck me into my nightly bed
until the morning’s hue
Put the pennies on my eyes
gather round say your goodbyes

Thunder and lightening
rage outside as I lay
I sing to leave
or I sing to stay
tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow betray
the shadow above the day to day

So maybe there is or maybe there's not
something of a sturdy plot
Stay in the wings or play your part
before that heavy curtain drops
And all of this could all be for naught
like a key in your pocket for some old lock
You’re beaten by
the hands of the clock
God is time
and he says stop

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from Greatest Hits, released November 29, 2015

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Boston’s Eddie Japan combines ‘60s baroque pop influences with the less restrained tendencies of ‘80s alternative guitar bands to create a soaring, dramatic sound that stands apart from the beats and banjos of today’s indie scene.

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