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International Dance Marathon, 2000, was the band's fourth CD and most highlighted accomplishment to date. As GTO's first national release, IDM gave the band the great opportunity to tour from coast to coast, including dates with 311 and Incubus, and gain new fans from all corners of the country. What a ride it was!

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See also:
The Making of International Dance Marathon

Esta Vida > Buy Online Now
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Israfel, the sweetly song you sing me, is running through my head and back again. All this life, was everything I could hope for, and I owe it to you my only friend.

But all my life is a mystery, a song I sing, a place for me to spread my special thing. I'd fall apart but for the melody in my view. And all my love is in everything I do and I'm not gonna stop, gonna spread my wings, gonna take it to the top. I swear to God, but I don't know what I wouldn't do.

Esta Vida is life.
Got myself a twenty dollar bill,
I'm gonna rocket on through the night.
Esta Vida is life.
No matter what the doctor gonna say,
I've had a mighty good life.

She held my hand, as though it were the last one, that she would ever have to call her own. And in this time, she built up her defenses, and it's a damn good thing she works alone.

Repeat pre-chorus/chorus.

You were the one that they run and they turn to. Always the same 'cause he loves who he wants to. Never could guess 'cause he knows his opinion, better than anyone else. Sick of himself he can care for no other, but now he's so far away he's lost touch with his mother, and he has suffered enough for the cause, but a secret clause says spread your wings and fly.

Everything is gonna be okay, when the day turns to night or the night turns into day. I'd fall apart but for the melody in my view. But all my love in everything I do and I'm not gonna stop, gonna spread my wings, gonna take it to the top. I swear to God but I don't know what I wouldn't do.

Repeat chorus.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Sailing > Buy Online Now
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How'm I supposed to love you when I'm out here on the road? And the things I want to tell you, I forget to let you know. And I'm trying to remember all the precious things you say. From half a million miles, I am sailing. It's alright, if I die, sailing.

I worry I don't call enough to tell you how I am. But my world is spinning so fast, baby, try to understand. That the way we are together, we are ten men strong. We are two in one, we are sailing on.

And I will make it up to you.
Don't wait, tomorrow, there'll be time to make things right. I live my life for you.

When your love is back in Lincoln, but your heart is in LA. And you've got to leave tomorrow on the bus to San Jose. Well in ways we're still pretending that this can go on. But deep down inside, we are sailing on.

Awaking in the afternoon from starry skies and silver moons, where nothing else is real, but the freedom that I feel. We would spend the day locked arm in arm, and never do no one no harm. The memories grow few, and I can't stop loving you.

I'll do anything, be your bumble bee, sting the bad guys, bring you honey. Be your love affair, wear your underwear, treat me how you want to treat me. Catch me falling, then release me and I'll do anything for you.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Bonecrusher > Buy Online Now
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Hey bonecrusher.
Am I what you wanted? Am I what you expected?
Hey ballbreaker.
I'd say my soul is haunted, my aim misdirected.

Hey teen-ager.
I'd say the meat's infested, half of you have been molested.
Hey lovemaker.
Only loving what you need, 'cause it feels good.

Only loving what you need.
Crushing bones can kill your speed.
Cut you up but you won't bleed.
Crushing bones can make you feel alright.
Hey bonecrusher.

So cool I'm cold.
So cold my body's shakin'.
And there's no one in the world.

Life has lost its meaning.
I'm always somewhere in between.
Do you love yourself?
Do you love yourself?

Now my will is gone and it's all I had and it's everything I gave, aw you dirty little liar. What I thought you'd give was the air I breathe but you took my breath away, when you set my world afire.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Forever Young > Buy Online Now
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I left my mother's womb in 1969. I went through life and let my optimism shine. And opportunity was never hard to find. You got to hold on, hold on to your honor.

Remember doing things I thought were pretty cool. Like gettin' high and drinking whiskey after school. So sentimental they could play me for a fool. You've got to hold on, hold on to your honor.

You say love is what you need. I would do anything just to bring you up to speed, that all my hopes and all my dreams, they come together exactly as they seem.

First rule says you've got to believe in who you are. Second asks you to believe anything is possible. Third, get up and do it, boy you'll be a star. My roots are constellations, guiding me home 'cause I'm living for the love of rock and roll.

I celebrate the times when I was young and life was easy. Seven days a week and it was always fun. And everything we did was reason for a celebration. What I would give to be forever young. Forever and ever and ever 'til I'm cool with growing...

I'm a moonshine daydreamer, sweet sugar cane. If I had to do it again I wouldn't change a thing. I've made mistakes that have changed my mind. Everything to gain, nothing left to leave behind.

Life's too short for anger, too short to live in fear. Too short for the mad-a-men screaming that the end is near. Too short to be silent, too short to be alone. My roots are constellations, guiding me home 'cause I'm living for the love of rock and roll.

Repeat chorus.

Time it passes by, you let it go. Love it come on in, and out my door. When nothing else remains, but what's inside, you've got to hold on, hold on...

Repeat first pre-chorus/chorus.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Pick It Up > Buy Online Now
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Well it's a capital offense, to write it on the wall, that you hate your country and you'd kill your family. Now you've lost your best defense, and you want to tell them all, but your ill-bred actions brought no satisfaction.

But, it's never enough.
You know it's never enough.

You know something I don't.
Always do what I won't.
Everything is stranger I'm no better from this at all.

Have you lost yourself.
Oh, you gotta pick it up.
You got your health and something to believe in.
Have you lost yourself.
Oh, you gotta pick it up.
You got your health and something to believe in.

Flying into mountains.
Faring, but whose your captain.

Repeat chorus.

If you want to make it right, then you gotta take a stand. Gotta fight your own impressions, and be a better man. 'Cause the world is on your shoulders, but the weight is what you need. It may feel a little colder, you got to bleed to feed the seed.

You ride the wave that guides you.
Always deep within you.

Repeat chorus.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Take Me With You > Buy Online Now
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Ladies check me out! C'mon! (x2)
You're gonna run for cover.
I'm gonna be your lover.
I'm going to discover another love from someone else besides myself.
Uh-oh!

Clean livin' is the place for me. All my cares wrapped in a fantasy. Bid my sweet potato love's farewell, but without my baby I'm lost in hell.

Ever in love and far away. I miss my baby everyday. I love the little things she do.

Baby, I have fallen for you, take me with you. Don't care where I'm going, long as you're around. Ma-my-my-my-my-my-my-my baby, take me with you. You know it's always good times when you're around.

She has got the Midas touch. Boy I love that girl so much. Royal flush and I can fold. Everything she touches turns to gold.

Can't stand not to have her by my side, every morning, afternoon and night. Sweet little kisses whispered in my ear. Wanna hear 'em every minute, hour, day, month and year.

She gives me reason, gives me rhyme. I gotta be workin' overtime. Her eyes a deeper sea of blue. M-A-R-C-I and E. I tip my hat to chemistry. Don't need no scientific proof. Every way she loves me is the truth.

Agent of my world, my Pisces girl, my Shelley pearl under the sea. I'll be your man, from grain of sand, you make me everything I am.

I can't live without it, leave no doubt about it, when the water's clouded, you are all I see. I'm gonna come out color, I ain't like no other, lift me up and I will fly.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Purpose > Buy Online Now
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Been livin' in a hotel lobby most my life. Never owned more than I could carry and that's alright. Did what I wanted to do. So I sing these words that are true because I'm proud of what I do, and I thank God I am part of the lucky few who have purpose.

I've had good times here, how much they mean to me you'll never know. I wouldn't trade any of my memories, but I got to hit the road.

I want to live the perfect life with a house, two kids and a very, very lovely wife. All it takes is your faith in me, and my faith in you it grows greater when you set me free.

Better than love is a little bit of respect and knowing when, to let it go.

Someday, baby, when I return, I'll let you buy my story, tell you what I've learned . . .

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Tell Me > Buy Online Now
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She gotta whole lotta money. Said I was her honey. Put me on an airplane. Wrapped me up in cellophane. It was a new sensation. I held her hand at the station. Though her world was not mine to live in.

I couldn't wait for her to tell me that she loved me dearly. I couldn't wait for her to say that nothing's wrong. But the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life, was to think of what it means for her to tell me...

She gotta whole lotta secret. Well I said I could keep it. Told me 'bout the time when, had me sweatin' at the end. And though I know she doesn't mean it, when she says I should of seen it. Though her world was not mine to live in.

I'm no saint dear but it always brings me down, to another pretty woman in a tight-ass skirt gone cryin' 'bout everything.

I'm no slave dear but what goes must come around. So I listen to the body of water telling my soul I am a lucky, lucky man.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Congratulations > Buy Online Now
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Congratulations, you're a miracle been laid unto the world. Emancipation, you always talkin' that you want your freedom, oh, you got to got to got to keep on movin'.

I'm not gonna lay down twice.
I got too much to sacrifice.
A way of life for a vice.
I'm not gonna lay down twice.

Oh, hallelujah, love and life are synonyms to me. So what's it to ya? You got to take to heart what you're doin', you got to got to got to keep on movin'.

Early warning, system failure, undercover, all my life. God has saved me, I'm not crazy, oh, you got to take to heart what you're doin' . . .

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Noel > Buy Online Now
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I won't take "no" for an answer. My eyes are set on you. It'll take much more than a mouthful, to tell you how much I love you.

But even when I strike out on my own, I trickle down to leave this world alone, I filter out and I'm no different than anybody else, walkin' downtown.

I live my life for a reason. To spread my wealth around. To make music and love and lift consciousness up it's a feeling, every time that I'm around.

Noel, do tell, I know you, too well.
Noel, do tell, I know you, too well,
and you're no different than anybody else.

Oh, darlin', Jimmy packed his bags and went away. Oh, darlin', it didn't have to be this way. . .

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
Hit Song > Buy Online Now
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So, you say you want a hit song. One that I'll write just so the world can sing along. You're gonna like it when the radio is on, humming it all day long, you've got the melody in your head.

You got the hit song. One day I'm here and the next I am gone. Right or wrong, it doesn't matter what I say, you're gonna come away with the melody in your head.

Different faces, same ideas, different faces, same ideas... Life goes on, after the song, life goes on and on and...

How many times have you heard this song on the radio before? Spinning the dial for your favorite style, baby that's entertainment.

I never worried about myself any more than you do. I carried on like a butterfly and flew for higher mountains.

Are you fully satisfied with everything you write? Are you doing it for love? Are you living in the past, trying to make your moment last? What do you think I'm thinking of?

Repeat chorus.

How many times have you heard that line about the guy who lost the girl? Well this is a case where I've lost my taste for the same old observations.

But I never worried about myself anymore than you do. I carried on like a butterfly and flew for higher mountains.

There are places in your heart, you search for love and call it art. Can't we all just get along? In your search for higher ground, you make no efforts to come down. I won't forget you when I'm gone.

Repeat chorus.

    - Esta Vida
    - Sailing
    - Bonecrusher
    - Forever Young
    - Pick It Up
    - Take Me With You
    - Purpose
    - Tell Me
    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - Hit Song
    - Wonderful World
 
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