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Common Heroes was a power pop band from 2000-2005 in the Seattle area. They released several albums, played many shows/toured, had a lot of local radio play, and reached the heights of obscurity before disintegrating upon re-entry. CH was: Ira Merrill (lead vox/rhythm gtr), Steve Gale (drums), Leif Andersen (lead gtr), and a few bassists in the form of Kyle Hokett, Terry Mattson, and Jim Shank.

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released May 1, 2002

Engineered and mixed by Burke Thomas in Seattle
Mastered by Martin Feveyear in Seattle

Ira Merrill - Vocals/Guitar
Steve Gale - Drums
Leif Andersen - Guitar
Terry Mattson - Bass

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Common Heroes was a power pop band from 2000-2005 in the Seattle area. They released several albums, played many shows/toured, had a lot of local radio play, and reached the heights of obscurity before disintegrating upon re-entry. CH was: Ira Merrill (lead vox/rhythm gtr), Steve Gale (drums), Leif Andersen (lead gtr), and a few bassists in the form of Kyle Hokett, Terry Mattson, and Jim Shank. ... more

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Track Name: The Rescue
The Rescue
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The grey clouds hover
You're the lover of the rain
Head full of noise heart full of
Boys you can't explain
Splintered courage
Tears marching out to turn the tide
You're small
The world is wide

That's right hold tight
First light I'm coming to get you
Hang on stay strong
Not long I'm coming to get you

The candles flicker as you
Kick your broken chair
No understands no gentle hands
To hold your hair
Weathered wonder
Fears talking trash to pure desires
A true soul in a land of liars

That's right hold tight
First light I'm coming to get you
Hang on stay strong
Not long I'm coming to get you

Word is at home you weren't held as a child
You got out on your own and you went pretty wild
Screw the guilt and shame for the trips and falls
Get your boots on and kick down the walls

The world is your oyster
The world is your enemy

That's right hold tight
First light I'm coming to get you
Hang on stay strong
Not long I'm coming to get you
That's right hold tight
First light I'm coming to get you
Hang on stay strong
Not long I'm coming to get you
Track Name: King & Pawn
King & Pawn
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Good day my name is L
And things are good and life is swell
My house is falling down
The river's high we all may drown

The weight is crushing
Endless responsibilities
Eternal rushing

King have mercy on me
Your pawn

I'd like a loving touch
A soft escape is that too much
A girl a soothing song
So help me God my motive's wrong

The roof is leaking
And I'm trying so hard to be the man
It's peace I'm seeking

King have mercy on me
Your pawn
Mine is dead but your love
Lives on

Look at the lake
Soak in the sunset
Need some every day
To still my soul

In circles turning
It tastes like burning

King have mercy on me
Your pawn
Mine is dead but your love
Lives on
King have mercy on me
Your pawn
Mine is dead but your love
Lives on
Track Name: Firefly
Firefly
-------

How I wish you had some
Solace from this problem
They may not show their love
But you still love them

Strange seeker
Sing always
Sounds as divine

Go forward
You must move onward
Do they mask you again burn on my friend
Like a firefly
Firefly

I can only wonder
Cuz I've been blessed and lucky
And their punishment
Weighs heavy on your psyche

Don't crumble
Stay humble
Lean on this love

Go forward
You must look upward
Do they mask you again
Burn on my friend
You're a firefly
Firefly

Go forward
You must move onward
Do they mask you again
Burn on my friend
You're a firefly
Firefly yeah
Track Name: Miseries
Miseries
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I wanna touch you wanna love you
But I can't achieve it
I wouldn't be afraid
If I could shake this evil spirit
So inconsistent
A blithering misfit
The past took a piece of my heart

Inside and out you know you are
The beautifullest creature
But baby doll
Your leading man lives in a different feature
I'm sorry to tell you
That I've been through hell
You can't save me you might as well stay

I've such a long way to go
To shake these miseries and grow
I've such a long way to go

Too fearful to finish
To start

I've such a long way to go
To shake these miseries and grow
I've such a long way to go
To shake these
To shake these
To shake these
To shake these
Miseries
These miseries
Track Name: By Your Side
By Your Side
---------------

You think I'd leave your side babe
You know me better than that
You think I'd leave you down
When you're down on your knees
Well I wouldn't do that
I'll tell you your right when you want
Ah...
And if only you could see into me

Oh when you're cold
I"ll be there
Hold you tight to me

When you're on the outside babe
And you can't get in
I will show you
You're so much better than you know
When you're lost and you're alone
You can't get back again
I will find you
Darling I will bring you home

And if you want to cry
Well I am here to dry your eyes
And in no time
You'll be fine
Yeah

Oh when you're cold
I'll be there
Hold you tight to me
Oh when you're low
I'll be there by your side baby
Oh when you're cold
I'll be there by your side
Yeah!!!!!!
Track Name: Peetie
Peetie
-------

I am a sad symphony
Sparrow she fell next to me
I picked her up so carefully
And held her to my breast
The dark angel tapped his feet
And paced up and down the street
But I wouldn't let her go
Into his evil nest

I'll make her smile
For just a while

Meaning to life
Meaning to life
Meaning to life
Meaning to life

A newspaper blanket works
For all of us gentle jerks
The whiskey and a paper bag
To help me come to terms
My love shines a faded glow
Poor sparrow she shivers so
I got no bread and I need some dough
To buy a bag of worms

I'll stroke her wings
See if she brings

Meaning to life
Meaning to life
Meaning to life
Meaning to life
Meaning to life
Meaning to life

La la la
La la la
Meaning to life
La la la
La la la
Meaning to life
La la la
La la la
Meaning to life
La la la
La la la
Meaning to life
La la la
La la la
HEY!!!!!!!!
Track Name: Jesica
Jesica
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Sitting on your couch you flash me
The bluest brown eyes
Hearing all your hurts well it pained me
And how I wished that I could heal you

Jesica
I'm holding out a hand of friendship
So what I sew I'll reap
Jealousy was all I ever had before
But nothing I want to keep

Looking back in time to the day
The camera captured
Beauty fun and smiles you gave me
An I'm so glad I'm living feeling

Jesica
I'm holding out a hand of friendship
So what I sew I'll reap
Jealousy was all I ever had before
But nothing I want to keep

Jesica
I'm holding out a hand of friendship
So what I sew I'll reap
Jealousy was all I ever had before
But nothing I want to keep

Bet ya didn't know you were so powerful
So flowerful and beautiful
Bet ya think that I'm a crazy man
Well maybe I am

Jesica
Jesica
Jesica
Track Name: Pretzel
Pretzel
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I'll make a pretzel do the twist
May take a razor to my wrist
Behold my loaded gun
My bitter blood will run
And poison everyone
She kissed

I'll make her memory disappear
Fall hard upon my Britney spear
With a needle in my eye
Choking down a glass of lye
This wicked world can cry
Or cheer

Something's gonna happen to me now
Something's gonna happen to me now
Peace would fill my cup
If I could just grow up
Something's gonna happen to me

(and here it goes...whooooo)

Something's gonna happen to me now
Something's gonna happen to me now
Peace would fill my cup
If I could just grow up
Something's gonna happen to me
Something's gonna happen to me
Something better happen for me!!!!!

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
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