Shortcut to Hell

© Words and music by Ray Scudero. All rights reserved.

I’m watching the world take a shortcut to hell
As they’re firing a rocket to Mars.
But if there’s breath in your bod, you’ve still got something to say
As you’re waiting by the passing cars.
What does it matter when you’re twelve years old
And home is where you’re laying your head?
It’s better than caught in the rain, in the cold;
It’s safer than waking up dead.

(Chorus)
Just don’t talk to me about tomorrow, baby,
’Cause all I can handle is now right now.
Morning’s a little too far away, maybe—
Gonna make it through the night ...
But I don’t know how,
But I don’t know how.

I’m one of the thousands of faces you see
In the pictures in a million stores.
Just another kid run away to be free,
Another of the teenage whores.
Don’t waste your time pointing fingers in blame,
It won’t make a difference to me;
But if you’re looking in the mirror and screaming your name,
Then maybe you’re beginning to see.

Just don’t talk to me about tomorrow, baby,
’Cause all I can handle is now right now.
Morning’s a little too far away, maybe—
Gonna make it through the night ...
But I don’t know how,
But I don’t know how.
(Bridge)
Maybe I’m a little too close to you;
Maybe I’m going too far.
Look the other way when you’re passing through;
You know, the next red lights
In the middle of the night
Are as close as I am
To a wishing star.

Take what you can and throw the rest away;
There’s more where that’s coming from.
Keep shaking your head and bow it down to pray,
And holler “Amen” when you’re done.
Try to find God in the sidewalk trash,
Look for Heaven in the alleyway;
Some angels fly and some of them crash,
But they all got something to say.

Just don’t talk to me about tomorrow, baby,
’Cause all I can handle is now right now.
Morning’s a little too far away, maybe—
Gonna make it through the night ...
But I don’t know how,
But I don’t know how,
But I don’t know how,
But I don’t know how.



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