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CASTLES

1. BE ALRIGHT 

If I never see your face again

Well I’m gonna be alright

Heard those words come down like

Like the thunder fall

And they’re never gonna leave my side

If I live with a heart so true

Well I’m gonna be alright

And if I let it all flow

Like a waterfall

Would it come back to my side

Be alright, be alright

Takes a whole lot

And it’s never gonna stop

But I know it's gonna be alright

The highs and lows

How they come and go

But I know it’s gonna be alright

If I move like the wind it blows

Well I’m gonna be alright

Well, I was made for the open road

When I gotta go I’ll fly

If It burns when the fire fall

Well I’m gonna be alright

Well take a little pain

Just to know about life

And this will be my guiding light

Be alright, be alright

Takes a whole lot

And it’s never gonna stop

But I know it’s gonna be alright

Be alright, be alright

Be alright, be alright

The highs and lows

How they come and go

But I know I’m gonna be alright

2. SHOTS FIRED 

Shots fired

Calling me a liar

I’ll be gone before the morning sun

Shots fired

I've been feeling tired 

I’ll be gone before the morning sun

And when the sun come up I’ll be running from your love 

Like a bullet from the gun

And when the gone rise

I’ll be falling from the skies

Like the tears from your eyes 

And when pressure come

And I don’t know where to go

I’ll be burning down the road

And when you open the blind

And the sun come through

And you don’t know what to do 

Shots fired

Calling me a liar

I’ll be gone before the morning sun

Shots fired

I've been feeling tired 

I’ll be gone before the morning sun

And every night

You’ve been running through my mind

Running through my mind

And every day 

You been running me around

Running me around 

And when I go

No I never look back

Never look back 

And when I’m gone

Well you know it’s gonna feel

Like a slow burn slow burn 

Oh you wind me up

Hey you shoot me down

Oh on and on

Hey down and out

3. BRIGHT SIDE (WITH lUKE mITRANI) 

Looking at the stars

Hey, that’s where I wanna be

Way on up past mars

That’s where I wanna be

And when I get that high

I’m never coming down

Looking out my window

Staring at the night sky

Shouting to the moonlight 

I just wanna fly high

Dreams are what we’re made of

Everything’s uncertain

I like it when your right here

While the fire’s burning

I’ve been trying so hard

To look on the bright side

Even when the whole world

Seems like it is faded

When the walls 

Feel like their crashing down

Keep your head up

Rise up, don’t you drown

Take a step back

Listen to the ocean

We’ve got it all 

We’ve got it all

Staring at the sun

Yea that’s where I wanna go

Let us both become

That ever loving glow

And when I burn all night 

Know that I’m still there

When I burn so bright 

Not going anywhere

4. MARGARITAS (WITH ORANGE GROVE) 

Mix up margaritas

Cause my girl she’s a pleaser 

Hooked up gonna keep her

Hell no I wouldn’t leave her

And when the temperature come so kindly

You know we got that system bumping nightly

Oh the way she grooving right beside me 

She said I wanna sneak away with you  

Guess that's why I’m smiling

Cause I got nothing but love for you, said it

Nothing but love for you 

Nothing but love for you 

Cause there’s just something about her stylie

I guess it's that she keep it burning wildly 

She always light it up, electrifying 

Living every night like it’s a Friday, finally 

Now I’m never gonna be the same 

Sun come up so glad you stayed 

Now I’m never gonna be the same, same 

Sun come up lets do it again

Now I’m never gonna be the same 

Mix up margaritas

And DJ turn up that system

Make it brump speaker pump like a piston 

And if you wanna kick it like we do 

Keep it cool like a ski-doo

Livin in the black and white silence 

Turn up the decibel color in your life with 

Beat like this guaranteed to pick you up 

When the time get rough  

Skiddileediddleedipa it nah matter what me say

Long as she glass fill up and di music a play

Di rain coulda fall pon di dance floor she stay 

She nah got a worry long as di music a play 

She gives me fever, every night yeah

Di way she move like di shadow off my lighter, 

Unpredictably yeah she's my type yeah, 

I'm afloat and I've never been no higher

5. THE SQUEEZE (WITH G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE) 

Come on now 

You got that funky love 

That funky funky funky love 

Fill my glass

Puff puff puff puff puff pass

She said you know I'm crazy baby

It's a crazy life

I said I'll take my chances so I rolled the dice

And she was sweet on the tongue like a soda pop

And I was swimming in her eyes man I couldn't stop

She asked me home to her place and she took my hand

We were kissing in a cab on Collins Ave

We were running in the streets we were rolling in the sheets and

I believed everything she was talking about

She too good to let her go 

So fill my glass with that solid gold

Funky funky funky funky funky love 

Nonstop baby

Its too hot baby

6. DELOREAN (WITH BROTHER ALI, G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE) 

I remember big Jackie Jones and her mother 

She was always stoned getting high with her brothers

They were always laughing going crazy by the river

I wasn’t allowed had to make it home to dinner 

I remember Frankie White always fighting by the ocean

Always talking shit always causing a commotion 

Though he never won he was always down

So gotta give it up I wonder where he is now

I remember my my first girl her name was Sarah

She was into Prince, Michael Jackson, and New Era 

Her mom was real cool she would let me stay over

I hope she’s doing good now we’re all getting older

When I look back

We were so young 

And dumb in love 

With everything

And everyone

Never enough

Bring me back

I want that

DeLorean

I remember Jenny Leigh cruising in the Celica 

And Little Lize be like G man

Yo I’m tellin ya 

You play the guitar and i’ll play the sax

Down on Headhouse Way and we can stack some cash 

I remember Jake Joy

Big Al be like white boys got it 

Remember Nicky J and the D boys in Germantown smoking cigarettes on Queenlane

Catch the R-8 home 

I remember the first tag I hit in the trolley, gettin’ nervous

Listening to Beastie Boys

License to Ill

We should have just chilled 

When I look back

We were so young 

And dumb in love 

With everything

And everyone

Never enough

Bring me back

I want that

DeLorean

I’m so glad we didn't have smart phones when I was a kid

So I don’t have to watch all of the dumb shit I did 

I can edit all the memories that live in my mind 

And pretend it was a simpler time 

Let it spin like a vinyl on the turntable it twirled

I could hear my favorite MC’s saving the world

Watching Martin and Gina,

Zach, Screech, and Lisa, 

Carlton, Khadijah, Urkel and Moesha 

And laugh at the cafeteria over pizza 

Bout whose breath stink and whose sneakers are cleaner

These were the days we discovered ourselves

Wouldn't relive them with anyone else

I know that's felt

7. CRIMINAL 

Start me up 

The way your body move is criminal

The way you stole my heart was robbery

And now you're looking for your getaway

You came in lookin’ like a gun

There was nowhere to run

Ready to blast

Moving too fast

Murder she wrote

Came in with the power

Like a wild child

And it didn’t take long to 

Steal that space in my mind

The way you played me was subliminal

I’m coming down and it’s ugly love

But I still want you like my favorite drug

I just want you too much 

Start me up 

The way your body move is criminal

The way you stole my heart was robbery

And now you're looking for your getaway

Well I’ll never forget, when that sun set

How it caught me by surprise

When you opened up fire, oh my

And you left me bleeding

With my mind gone

And you didn’t look back

Assassin with the lights on 

The way you played me was subliminal

I’m coming down and it’s ugly love

But I still want you like my favorite drug

Out of reach, out of touch 

Start me up

8. MOON 

I’ve been walking on the moon

And floating

I’ll show you how to do it

It’s easy

There’s really nothing to it

Do you want to come?

I’ve been

Riding on a wave of sound

And when I’m getting down

It take me where I wanna be

Do you wanna go?

Woah oh 

Living it up

Can I

Teach you how to fly

I’m sailing up into the sky 

I’m never

Going to come down 

Do you wanna go? 

So follow me up to the light 

Through the ether

Taking a deep breath as we dive

Going deeper 

Pressure building up and the light getting weaker 

Listen to the song of the everlasting teacher

I’ve been

Riding on a wave of sound

And when I’m getting down 

I’m swimming where I want to be 

Do you want to go?

9. LONELY MOUNTAIN 

:)

MY FRIEND (WITH THE MOVEMENT, KEZNAMDI)  

A good friend will last you, through the crisis and that kind of friendship is priceless

A real kind of friend that will ground you, I can count on you friend, Iya give you your glory

And overtime through the cries and the laughter

And as we grow and evolve through these chapters

And through the hurricane, storm and disaster 

You always showed love with every moment we captured 

Yea my friend

Your always there for me 

Yea my friend 

Whenever I’m in need 

Never have to question all of your intentions

I can see it clearly in your actions

And if mi pass on through a new dimension 

I hope these words will bring forth redemption

All my life, a friend indeed

Always did and kept it real 

And in my wrongs correcting me

Always there and protecting me

You were there when the walls of the world came tumbling down on me 

Stood by my side when it seemed all the love I’d ever know just ran out on me

I was lost in the darkness 

I really don't even know how you found me 

But with tears in my eyes 

You bring light when you wrap your loving arms around me

So I send all my love to you 

Only a friend can hum that tune

Nothing in the end is above the truth 

And you understand, it’s just what you do

You and I will never be apart 

Because our hearts are connected 

I’ve seen the strength of your love 

And you know that I’ll never forget it 

Yea my friend 

The cries and the laughter 

Yea my friend 

As we go through the chapters

And when life gets tough 

Every single time that I feel stuck 

You were always ride or die 

Good friend I got riding by my side 

Yea my friend

Your always there for me 

Yea my friend 

Yeah you're always there in deed

Yea my friend 

Yeah

Yea my friend 

Oh oh oh oh 

My friend

DOWN THE ROAD 

I’ll see you on down the road

Hail sleet thunder and sun 

Can’t stop my wheels turnin’ 

Burnin towards you my love 

And every single face that I meet

Expands who I was into who I will be

We’re building up castles in the sky all together 

Words heard loud like thousand pound of thunder 

Looking at my brothers like here we are

Heading on up shooting for the stars 

I’ll see you on down the road 

Storm fire burn break me down and rebuild me 

Stronger than I was, am now, or ever could be 

Burn inna diamond colored true from my past 

First thing I know is nothing ever really last 

Lion gonna eat when the King getting hungry 

Belly of the beast shark tame sky up above me 

Stay up in a light when that dark come round

Opening my vision into who I am now 

I’ll see you on down the road

GARDENIA (WITH STICK FIGURE) 

So nice to meet ya

Smell it on the pillow when she leave

When I think about her get that feeling 

Get it in the morning when I’m ready 

Smell like gardenia

Smell it on the pillow when she leave

When I think about it get that feeling

Get it in the morning when I’m ready 

Sweet sensimilla 

How the garden grow 

How it bloom and what it teach ya

Started as a seed now I'm walking through the jungle

Between green leaves no we not lookin for no trouble

So what's the story 

Known a lot of people but I've never seen a vision 

Quite like you and I was smiling when you walked in 

Never left my face since then, its hypnotizing

So nice to meet ya

Smell it on the pillow when she leave

When I think about her get that feeling 

Get it in the morning when I’m ready 

Smell like gardenia

Smell it on the pillow when she leave

When I think about it get that feeling

Get it in the morning when I’m ready 

What's the reason 

All I ever knew and all I do and why I’m breathing 

Teacher used to yap I’m slapping beats up on the table

Now I gotta get to giving it back up to the people 

So come and get some

Ten thousands reasons I can burn it with the mission 

Living in a dream melody and ignition 

Finally found outside you didn't know that you was missing 

So nice to meet ya

Smell it on the pillow when she leave

When I think about her get that feeling 

Get it in the morning when I’m ready 

Smell like gardenia

Smell it on the pillow when she leave

When I think about it get that feeling

Get it in the morning when I’m ready 

What is hotter than the sunshine?

You know we always gonna be having a good time

And I don’t care if I don’t get no sleep tonight 

I just want to get high with you

See you standing in the moonlight 

I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life

Keep it burnin steady when the mood is right

I just want to get back to you 

I don’t really care where ya been or where ya going

There ain’t no where to go but it’s better than not knowing 

All goes to show, and everybody knows

There ain’t no stopping now

Somewhere out there, there’s a place that has given me

I hope to see the day, we realize our ability 

Now that you can see, we must believe 

There ain’t no stopping now 

Ain’t no stopping now

RETURN 

And so return 

Fire gonna burn

Bring us back to one and

Transform us from the digital

Got to learn

And when we didn’t learn

Open up the truth

Bring us back to somewhere spiritual 

Something more than metaphysical

Choking on shadow, cloak, and dagger

Of the powerful 

Bring it back

With truth to guide my own path

Packing ammo cause I’ll never be caught like an animal 

Got to learn

Or fire gonna burn

Innocent losing lives

Up in the street 

But you’ll see we far from weak

Got to learn

Greedy will get their own turn

Oh yea

Head under water

While the sun is getting hotter 

We’re walking through a mad mad world 

And so return

Always from the end does it begin

Moving through the cycle in a circular motion 

So return

Every single time it is the same

Build it up the tallest watch it build the biggest flame 

So return

No no no 

What a shame what a shame

With a little bit of balance then forever we’d remain 

Don’t worry for the future

Mind sick and the weary

Although it is so scary 

Don’t worry for the past

For it’s already been had 

And it’s where we will return 

Don’t worry for the fighters

Looters, freedom shouters

And all them polluters 

You’d think that we would learn 

When we watch the world burn 

Got to love one and other 

We’re walking through a mad mad world 

So return

UPSIDE DOWN 

Was it too much with the late nights

And months away from home

Burning down that highway 

Leaving you all alone

I would never say sorry

I’m the same as when you met me 

I would just be lying 

If I said it didn’t affect me 

If I said

If I said, that 

I’m upside down

Inside out

With a golden heart

Restless soul

Smoking cigarette and walking

Doing drugs at the party 

Woke up on your parents lawn

You were right beside me 

It wasn’t that long ago

Maybe all the glitter didn’t turn to gold but

Was it you or was it me

I’m a songbird and I gotta be free

Song bird, got to sing

Sweet mother Mary when you call to me

Make sure your voice ring in a sound so sweet

Gotta send up a word hope it gets to my head

I’m a lover baby always think with my chest

Love over power, ain’t it so true

Funny to see what that power can do

Never forget back when we were young

It was so simple and we all got along

Bring me back

When I’m

Upside down

Inside out

With a golden heart

Restless soul

When I’m

Upside down

how high 

How’d you get so high

And when you gonna come down

How’d you get so cool

And when you gonna touch the ground

The world moves around you

Yea

Are you moving too

Yea

Sinking or swimming

I’m coming too

How’d you get so low

When you gonna come up

How’d you get so cool

When you gonna have enough 

The world moves around you

Yea

Are you moving too

Yea

Sinking or swimming

I’m coming too 

So give me all your love        

Cause I won’t do you wrong

cool river  

Cool river flow

Steady through the bend 

Though I don't know

Where the water ends

And I take its advice 

With every turn in my life 

Stay cool like the river

Like the river stays cool 

Yea

Na na na

Big ocean move

In and out through the bay

Can't change its mood

When it goes or it stays

So I take its advice

With every move in my life 

Stay true like the ocean 

Like the ocean it moves 

Hard rain gonna fall

Drowning out the sun

But after all

That's how's flowers they come

And so I take its advice  

With every storm in my life  

Grow like the flower

Like the flowers they grow

Double Vision EP

1.LET IT ALL OUT (feat. Bret Bollinger, Pepper) 

Tryna get my money up

I gotta buy new shoes, new shoes

I just want the simple stuff

A little bit of food and some fun yea

Because it’s never enough

It takes a whole lot of green just to live

And when times are getting rough

I gotta let it all out, all out, all out

I gotta let it all out, all out, all out

My credit cards are maxing up

Picked up the tab for the band and the whole crew

Mistress needs some Jimmy Choo’s

But I gotta get the wife something nice too

When the black becomes the red

A penny saved is a penny earned someone said

F**ck it lets go out tonight

I gotta let it all out, all out, all out

Cause I don’t wanna wait no more

People wanna move too slow, too slow

I just wanna pick it up

Stuck in the same routine, same thing

Calling on the telephone

Are you gonna call me back, call me back

Come on let’s go out tonight

I gotta let it all out all out all out

I gotta let it all out all out all out 

When the sun is sinking low

I don’t wanna go home, go home

I just wanna turn it up

Throw on my brand new shoes, fresh clothes

Because it’s never enough

No not for me, for me

C’mon let’s go out tonight

I gotta let it all out, all out, all out

I gotta let it all out, all out, all out.

2.NOSTALGIA

I remember when when I was a kid

And we’d sneak out late at night

Down to the bonfire, where I’d always pick a fight

I never learned my lesson until crazy man he pulled that knife

It’s funny how you learn to live when you almost lose your life

Ooo

We can get that feeling back

Nostalgia

We can get that feeling back 

Nostalgia

Close your eyes, rewind your mind

And turn up the radio

Remember how

Way back when

We use to let it go

Oooo

Nostalgia

Oooo

Nostalgia

I remember when I was a kid

Just drinking out in the woods

We would run

When the police come

Much quicker than they could

Me and my friends

Laughing so loud

I can't remember why it was

But bring me back

To them back pack days

I would stay there if I could

Ooo

We can get that feeling back

Nostalgia

We can get that feeling back 

Nostalgia

Close your eyes, rewind your mind

Turn up the stereo

Remember how

Way back when

We use to let it go

Oooo

Nostalgia

Oooo

Nostalgia

Oooo

Nostalgia

Oooo

Nostalgia

We an get that feeling back

Nostalgia

Oh we can get that feeling back

Nostalgia

Close your eyes, rewind your mind

Turn up the stereo

Remember how

Way back when

We use to let it go

Oooo

Nostalgia

Oooo

Nostalgia

Oooo

Nostalgia

Oooo

Nostalgia

I remember when I was a kid

And we’d sneak out late at night

Funny how you learn to live when you almost lose your life

I remember when I was a kid

And we’d sneak out late at night

Funny how you learn to live when you almost lose your life

I remember when I was a kid

And we’d sneak out late at night

Funny how you learn to live when you almost lose your life

3. POISON CUP

Evil evil woman

The world is gonna get you

Why you always trying to pull me down

 

Evil evil woman

The world is not your lover

Soon enough all this gonna turn around

 

On you

On you

 

I’m not gonna drink from your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

I’m not gonna drink from your poison

From your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

I’m not gonna drink from your poison

From your poison cup

 

Evil evil brother

When you meet the chancellor

What you gonna do when the gavel fall down

 

Evil evil brother

If you get the chance to

Pick me up all you do is put me down

 

It’s true

Oh it’s true

It’s true

Oh it’s true

 

I’m not gonna drink from your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

I’m not gonna drink from your poison

From your poison cup

From your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

I’m not gonna drink from your poison

 

Oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh oh…

 

Evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil woman

What you gonna do when the gavel fall down

Evil evil woman

If you get the chance to pick me up

All you do is put me down

Me down

 

It’s true

Oh it’s true

 

I’m not gonna drink from your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

I’m not gonna drink from your poison

From your poison cup

From your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

I’m not gonna drink from your poison

From your poison cup

 

Your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

Hey I’m not gonna drink from your poison

 

Your poison cup

I’m much too strong to give it up

I’m not gonna get down on my luck

I’m not gonna drink from your poison

4. WON’T BE THE LAST TIME (FEAT. GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD)

Oooooooo

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

Yeah come on I wanna give it up to ya

Give it up to ya

Yeah come on I wanna skank it all night

All night

All night

Yeah I love that you’re feeling what I’m feeling

Feels so natural

Yes come on and lets push a little further

I got a feeling that you and me could work out good

Work out good

I got the feeling that after tonight

It won’t be the last time that I’m gonna see you girl

See you girl

It won’t be the last time tonight

I gotta get it

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

Hey come on and let me get your number

Get your number

Yeah I know that you’re just my style

My style

My style

Oh yeah you’re the sweetest little flower

Feels so natural

So push it on 

Hour after hour

I got a feeling that you and me could work out good

Work out good

I got a feeling that after tonight

It won’t be the last time that I’m gonna see you girl

It won’t be the last time tonight

I gotta get it

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

I wanna skank it up with you

I wanna give it up to ya

I wanna give it up to you

I wanna give it up to you

I got a feeling that you and me could work out good

Work out good

I got a feeling that after tonight

It won’t be the last time that I’m gonna see you girl

It won’t be the last time tonight

It won’t be the last time tonight

It won’t be the last time tonight

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

Shoop

5.FAST AND SLOW

Give me good good love in the morning time

I’ll take the day and make it mine 

Whoa oh whoa oh

We gonna run with every rise and fall of the sun

Trying to stay young 

Whoa oh whoa oh

Take it all in and drink it up

Use my time cause there’s never enough 

Whoa oh whoa oh

Wake with the sun, run with the moon

Nothing wrong with actin a fool

Whoa oh hey

Burn that candle at both ends

Them say you sleep when your dead

The deeper that I get

The more I see it’s the only way to get ahead

Lately I’ve been

Feeling fine

Got no more worries

On my mind whoa oh

Oh oh

Seems to be that’s the way it goes

Up and down

Fast and slow whoa oh, hey

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Ultraviolet

Dancing on Broken Glass

This place a palace of light drawn with shade
Of silence and pretence a token of our trade
And here you and I lie wreathed in flames
All over a life lived by making up new games
Of gazes and whispers

I want you to know I still love you
Even though we've been dancing on broken glass,
Parade all your memories, for the moments we shared
Never fade away

I want you to know I still love you
When I walk down the memory lane
Where the night swears its love to the stars
There will be no more tears today, hey hey

We shared a penchant for cyanide praise
Fashioned our armours of empathy's malaise
And all of that hurt, and all of those words that we said
You'd think we poisoned the ground on which we tread
But the lining is silver

I want you to know I still love you

The best of intentions will not see the road paved
The end of illusions, who could ever be saved
What's left behind in the storms that we braved
The troubles we find and the chances we waived

We're going where dreams really come true
And we won't be held back by our fears
Come hell or high water
We'll trust there's a life for us here this way

I want you to know I still love you

My Dark Disquiet

Night, the world, it's mine, with nobody else out here
It's time, run wild and royally cavalier
To burn, ignite, I'd do it for so much less
When all is made clear there is nothing else

And here we stand, the sweet arresting duality
And I come to, it's resin all over me
Will I awake, will I get a ride with you
In this race of two

We're an endless stream of choices
We're the softest murmur of voices

Without names we're fantasising
Dancing like flames, mesmerising
My dark disquiet playing such eerie harmonies

Making waves and diving under
Lightning to the sound of thunder
My dark disquiet singing such haunting melodies

So white, so still, so bright, it's almost too painful now
I'm ready to fight, to run from the light

And here now comes the sweet corrupting reality
While now I'm free, will I once cease to be
Will I awake, will I get a ride with you
In this race of two

We are momentary masters
We're false kings and bastards

Without names we're fantasising

We are marionettes by strings animated
Yet like lovers of strings liberated

Without names we're fantasising

Brothers by blood separated
Marionettes animated  
Lovers of strings liberated

False Kings

Getting lost singing their song, oh
Caught up in all I've done, oh
It's all I know, but not what I need, oh
Cut by my love, cut till I bleed

So I want to run to your shelter tonight
Run to the shelter tonight
United in silent resistance
Of bowing to false kings

So let me run to your shelter tonight
Run from this meaningless pantomime
I'll swallow my pride, give up the pretence
Of bowing to false kings

Bought their smiles, liquid and smooth
Took their words for the truth, hey
Edge of light and shade, ah
My broken soul once more enslaved

So I want to run to your shelter tonight
I see the false kings
I see that all this
Must end

When there' s no love in my embrace
Cold blood runs through my veins
If I soar without grace
Do I still soar
I need the love in your embrace
Open doors, brand new ways
End my wars and erase
And I'm yours

So I want to run to your shelter tonight..
I'll swallow my pride, give up the pretence
Yes, I wined and, and I dined on, on that cyanide

Fool's Paradise

I remember laughter
My rollercoaster emotions
Oh, how they echo in my mind
Like counterfeit excitement
This happy pandemonium
Of zooming in on our next high

And it feels like flying
It's a fool's paradise
And here we go denying
That there's always a price
And no easy way out
But we can leave our gilded cages
In the silence of minds

I remember the question
Who are we really living for
N' I could feel you by my side
Rare like the flower
Peace without euphoria
This surrender feels so right

And it feels like flying

There ain't no denying
It feels like, like flying

Two worlds colliding,
There ain't no bargaining
No giving in without a fight
Model of defiance
In the face of adversity
You keep your target in your sights

And it feels like flying
Outta fool's paradise
And there's no denying
But I'll pay the price
With my fear and doubt
I'll leave them in their cages
And rise to blinding heights

Standstill

Time spent like a spendthrift clown
So many chances wasted
So many hopes let down
You didn't see how your pain
Became your refrain
You always thought there was tomorrow
Wish you could get back what you let go

But it's alright if you fall
You just get up, just go on
Never mind the hurt, even if you burn
Cos it's all, gonna be so much better
The moment your true self's shining through
Like the love when I'm finally holding you

First step after the fall
So many more to take till I'm done with'em all
With my hopes and my dreams, my anxieties
But there is peace in no expectations
Marvelling at the hallucination

Yeah, it's alright if you fall

Through all these dawns
Oh, winter blues
Still wondering why
And what's the use
Oh, the first hello
To the late goodbye
When I'm made new, yeah

Yeah, it's alright if you fall

The Sweet Escape

Lying in the arms of night
In the shadows of the firelight
Suspended by this feeling of fading away

I wanna run away with you
So meet me by the cut through
Together we'll make our sweet escape

Cos you're fearless in your love
Devoted to compassion
The highest state of art
Piercing in your truth
Sincere in all intention
The way you wear your heart
The way you hold my heart
My fierce friend

Under a canopy of stars
Where thought and truth divorce
In that latticework of dreams we are shameless

I wanna run away with you
Somewhere they cannot undo
Together we'll make our sweet escape

Cos you're fearless in your love

And this is why I love you
Why you're the only one
You're the only one
Who has seen me come undone
And then seen beyond

Cos you're fearless in your love

I wanna run away tonight
Just leave everything behind
Together we'll make our sweet escape

In the shadows out of sight
Like ghosts in ultraviolet

Moments Before the Storm

I will close my eyes to see your face again
Let the love I feel rebuild my faith through pain, I remain
Defences down
Heart in my mouth

I still hear your voice, calling my name,
And like every new choice, it carries the promise,
That we'll find our love, that we're not just like moths to flame,
Already lost, moments before the storm

I'll cast the telling bones to know my fate dealt hand
And down the beach I'll trail your footprints in the sand, overland
Till I'll kiss your brow again
I'm right here now

I still hear your voice

Are we collateral damage
Is love its justification
How do we sing our songs
Despite

In truth it's visceral savage
This magnetic sensation
Cornered it becomes strong
And it fights, to be right, to be right

I still hear your voice

In a Perfect World

Baby, I've been feeling a bit on edge
Lately, I've been careless at making bets.
Living in a world where it's always Monday,
One AM and dark, and it's always pouring
Where you can feel the weight of a new day rising
By the neon furies of advertising.

But baby, we're not here to stay,

So hey, hey, hey, hush, don't be crying now, hear,
Cos any day fortune may wander down, dear,
And we can see a world that is milk and honey,
The tapestry of life as a beautiful journey.
There's always a promise of a silver lining,
There's that elation of perfect timing
In a perfect world

Baby, I can see through their idle threats
So easy I can walk through their bayonets.
But even still I can stumble and fall,
And every step I miss, it still takes its toll
Even if I wise up there's always a price,
Serenity betrays and troubles arise,

But baby, they're not here to stay,

So hey, hey hey, hush, don't be crying now, hear

In a perfect world we'd know just why

In a perfect world we would never lie
In a perfect world there'd be no reason to cry
In a perfect world, In a perfect world
In a perfect world we'd never die

So hey, hey hey, hush, don't be crying now, hear

Angel

I'm not looking for words
I'm not running from hurt
I just want you by my side

In this moment in time
Feels I'm crossing a line
I'm not looking to set things right

This tear I cry
Falls like healing rain
Softly soothes my pain
This surrender it feels like I'll

Kiss the feathers of a hummingbird in flight
Breaking up into a million specks of light
Take the shape of an angel in the night
Carry you to peaceful fields

My home is my skin
And in the world I've within
All I have is my love for you

If I conceal my fear
Will I be in the clear
Or am I giving life to phantom pain

Cos it's playing out
Every note in the score
I surrender once more
But as my tears fall they still

Kiss the feathers of a hummingbird in flight

Grant me one wish
Send me one more kiss
On the whispering wind
Like white horses
Running in the fields
Something new begins

This tear I cry

Kiss the feathers of a hummingbird in flight
In your dreams of peaceful fields

Choir of Cicadas

It's the season of dust trailing old pick up trucks
Seashells washed ashore down by the docks
So baby pull on your blue jeans turn the radio loud
Don't wait for the hour to give birth to doubt

In the peak harvest of snakebites and wasted hindsight
When trivial truths sit next to the taillights
When fenders of chrome they rattle and hum
All carved in the shape of freedom

Those flea market stalls in the bone dry noon
Despite pretty signs, look cursed and marooned
And trumpet notes wailing from the candy store
Like a work of art of uneasy rapport

The wreckage, the blunder, the tarot read
In the heat blurry air we're down in the field
Where to the choir of cicadas' jubilee
Among the clouds we once fell asleep

The sirens of the shipyard by those derelict whales
Old mothers singing rusty old tales
Like revving engines keening sky high
Yet theirs is never a war cry

So I'll be your lover now, brazen and bright
Like the flare of a match you struck in the night
Though what does a stray know ‘bout holy and true
But I'll always come to your rescue

Oh lord won't you hear your children cry
Singing their praise and their hallelujahs
I have no more words to describe
An empty sky of hollow blue, yeah
So where is my lover, my firelight
The line on the edge of truth and rumour
We took our vows in the heart of the night
We were brazen and bright, when we were brazen and bright

Clearview

Drama for Life

I've got this madman in my mind, this prolific designer
and he's working overtime and he gets all wired up
higher and higher as we fly, we're poets of the fall

Perfect, near fatal headlong dive
A blueprint for life, blueprint your life
Aggressively primal cultural high
This mental Versailles, is much grander than the lies
You tell yourself to get through the night
Sentenced to drama for life

He tears a stampede through my head, wild and horny
Just one chance to kill it dead, but I will embrace it
Into the darkness on we ride, to gamble is all

Perfect, near fatal headlong dive

If all the isms and doctrines of life were a gentle breeze instead of that usual judgmental freeze,
would we all be as easily shanghaied to their cause, as now we seem to object every clause,
and would we have the unerring nerve to go after our deepest desires with a similar verve,
who would it serve

Perfect, near fatal headlong dive

The Game

She's plastic, she's speed read, a classic line between the lines
Fantastic and half dead, his tactic, blind to warning signs
Her clashes of colors are flashes of society
In ashes his dollars like posters of a tragic love story

See the puppet master laugh, astride a pale horse
And take another photograph, for selfie intercourse
Reading out the epitaph of our pointless wars
For love we will tear us down

He's shooting at shadows, portraying a proper soldier boy
She's thinking, in logos, still searching for the real mccoy
Broadcasters, they've got this, disasters, a wasp of a satire
Like actors who french kiss right after someone stole their fire

See/Hear the puppet master laugh, astride a pale horse
And take another photograph, for selfie intercourse
Reading out the epitaph of our pointless wars
For love we will tear us

Down that beaten path she treads
Mirage the blushing bride he weds
Yesterday's diamonds and pearls
Now worthless trinkets in their world

The salty tang of blood, sensations running hot
Snow blindness in pitch darkness, mindless rage
And then you see the puppet master laugh
And take another photograph

See/Hear the puppet master laugh, astride a pale horse
And take another photograph, for selfie intercourse
Reading out the epitaph of our pointless wars
When love, love could be our crown

The Child in Me

Some people never settle for the one
One love forever searching for the sun
Heat blasted faces, promises at dawn
A constant flux of stages before they're gone

How do you live so gracefully
Would you show me
How can I save the child in me
A world a child would see
How do you fall so gracefully
Serenity
In a shattered world
The child in me

Harlots by the half-moon, charlatans by wine
Seeking out our pleasure, the sweet concubine
That abrasive acquaintance, it's a wonder how we fawn
Stopping at these stations before they're gone

I been waiting, feel the love rebuilding
off the edge now, falling down

Cos I've been waiting, I been biding my time
On the edge now, falling down

How do you live so gracefully

Once Upon a Playground Rainy

Hello old lovers of mine, my little boy wishes of fortune's kisses
Now dreams cast aside
In the fading light your crown of thorns becomes a halo of branching horns
And yet so beautiful

I see you gently swaying in a sea of seesaws
Slumming in the shack Tony built last year
I know you'll be holding court with jackdaws
Crying when nobody ever sees your tears
When no-one sees your tears
What used to fly us from here to the stratosphere
What became of our passion
Is there no-one who cares
Hear the soft minor key of the one time me
Still the acrobat with my heart on my sleeve
And it's so beautiful

I see you gently swaying in a sea of seesaws

Out back where the gates are closed
Like a pitiful skeleton pose
We held our first line of defence
Saw our likeness and it made no sense
Like toy soldiers in the muck and dirt
Salvation in your every word
Lost in the fray of everyday

I see you gently swaying in a sea of seesaws
You're still fighting, I see, like a modern day Bruce Lee
Standing proud in this parody

Children of the Sun

Parallel to life,
there's wisdom that seems out of reach,
like a figure of speech,
in a maze of white lies,
so elusive it's hard to recognise,
with naivety's eyes.
It's like running with a knife,
the thought steals away with your peace
and high on that trapeze,
you hold on to me,
you hold on to me.

And I'll be singing you songs of tomorrow,
And then dawn will follow
And our sorrows all undone

When you're done with all the strife,
when they echo the minds in the streets,
you know your heart beats,
a solitary call,
for a change in the tone of it all,
you'll be scaling that wall.
And the higher you climb,
the more you can see of this life,
and on the edge of that knife,
you hold on to me,
hold on to me.

And I'll be singing you songs of tomorrow,
And then dawn will follow
And our sorrows all undone
Yeah, I'll be singing you songs of tomorrow,
And then dawn will follow
We are children of the sun

And you know you can take this story, take your glory, make your own way
Yeah, I want you to shake this story, take your glory, find your way
Make your own way

And I'll be singing you songs of tomorrow,
And then dawn will follow
And our sorrows all undone
Yeah, I'll be singing you songs of tomorrow,
And then dawn will follow
We are children of the sun

Shadow Play

I can feel it in the air, I can feel it young and strong
Like an intoxicating dare

For some residue of joy, Simple pleasures and delights
Would you buy that ruthless ploy, Would you buy that ploy

Mark my words it's not quite what you thought

Shadow play
Directed by you
Love portrays Ms. Take
The oscar goes to Hate
Dragons slain
The princess rescued
It's all what you create
Your shadows will be played

And here now comes the sweet caress, unreality to guide us
With a forceful righteousness

And you can taste the kiss of death, More divine than breath I know
Always just the right address, Just the right caress

Mark my words it's not quite what you thought

Shadow play

So this is what you think you need to play the game
A pretty royal flush of second hand fame
For proof of excellence, for critical acclaim
Aloof preeminence preceding your pen name
Cliches of violence and off mark blame
Some character flaws to masticate the shame
Sex in a dress in a wide array
Sex in a suit, hello, happy birthday

Mark my words it's never what you thought

Shadow play

Center Stage

When you leave the world behind
Lock the doors and turn the lights down
Whispers, schemes, resigned
N' you haven't got the will to try and fight

Do you see how it's your thoughts come conjuring
Emotions show the world you keep within

So weave the world a play
Such turns of fate to let you have your way
Lest the only one betrayed
Will be standing center stage

A dream's a deed unsigned
A nameless ghost of yesterday defied
So the answers aren't streamlined
To open up before you pay to try

And it's all seen through these lenses colouring
The images you call to give you wings

So weave the world a play

Like a thread from a seam
Drawn away to reveal
That we all make this dream
And sometimes it feels so real

Do you see how it's your thoughts come conjuring
Emotions show the world you keep within

So weave the world a play
Such turns of fate to let you have your way
Lest the only one betrayed
Will be standing center stage

The Labyrinth

Down on your knees to find your way
Through this labyrinth of whys
Time and again, rig and replay
When nothing justifies
Or leaves a trace to tell
A way out of your shell
To sample life

Time is a wraith at the point of no return
A memory of the light of day
Time is ablaze and so we burn
Until the ashes of our lives are blown away
Wish I had the power to make you stay

Out through the frozen haze of grey
If constellations align
More brutally sliced by lie than blade
Three acts of cruel design
Disconnect the dots
And against all odds
Still survive

Time is a wraith

For the sake of thrill would you own the kill
Would you impose your will on another still

Time is a wraith

Crystalline

I ain't so pure of heart myself that I can go and say how you should be
But I know the temptation
The meaning you will give your life is up to you no safety guaranteed
But it will be amazing

Spectres of suspicion hone in on your love
Hungry inquisition always wanting more

Here I am, look at me now, you're living in a world of wonder
Come to me now, we will make it somehow
Here I am, singing your song, believing, though the world's asunder
This is our time and our love is crystalline

Place your hand against the wall and follow every contour till you're free
Yourself forgiven
So what are you a slave to now when every winding maze will disappear
What makes your prison

Spectres of suspicion hone in on your love
Hungry inquisition always wanting more

Here I am

When it seems like there ain't no way out
And you feel like going underground
What's the choice where everybody wins

Past the point of no return
This labyrinth will up and burn
As bright as the puppet master grins

You will stand a vision of your world of wonder
And play your hand, magician, like there's no tomorrow

Here I am

Moonlight Kissed

I see shadow and light stroking the mist
and I hear voices take flight and send out our wish
of peaceful dreams on a night moonlight kissed

tendrils of smoke lash the street and shamelessly court
disguised honey sweet to cater all sorts
and hushed tones all agree and the world distorts.

Wishing on a speck of dust in this crazy ocean of fate,
an echo of a memory and maybe just a little too late.

Fingers of blue on the snow reaching to touch
the warm light still aglow across the porch.
We watch the scene die untold outside our window.

For my words are the salt of lust on that ivory skin,
difficult to hear at all through the everyday din.
What is this if not some witchcraft
wrapped up widdershins to lead us all astray,
hook in mouth, on through such webs of lies
truth's a distant star in our eyes moonlight kissed.
New day comes again and it laughs in our face
whispering secrets of pain by all its names,
what flame could burn out the stain of a life misplaced.
But summer's scents still lingers in your hair,
despite the ache there's magic everywhere.

Out the window run rebellion
rapt with all you find for seeking something new.
Play in the ponds like summer's wind.
Dance with trees melding with mist
beyond the flower field like you're moonlight kissed.

Jealous Gods

Daze

Rolling down the freeway, master to the speed of light
Screaming up in the air, bursting through the night
No rest, I've stayed here too long, it's time to move on

Reality's a three way, a scenery defined
By tomorrow dubbed a mystery and the past just blurry lines
If there's ever been injustice in my name, I bow unto blame

And you can give me everything I need this way
We'll be loving till the first light of the day

Set the world on fire with bittersweet desire
To chase away the night, let the whole world burn
Set the world on fire for bliss in sweet denial, oblivion and peace
Will you let me burn?

Drifting like a cast off, the shadows got it good
With constant companions, would that I could
Further afield my nemesis on stilts is gaining on me

So I crawl across the state line, to another state of being
Holding on for dear life to the better days I've seen
Long for the comfort of your loving arms, your passions, your charms

And you can give me everything I need this way

Set the world on fire

Did you ever feel your love eclipsing the sun
I give you the reason I'm still on the run
Disappear in the heavy glare of neon

Set the world on fire

Jealous Gods

Can you feel the void between us
Nothing there but light, yet it seems like the weight of the world
Keeping us here in the dark
If I allow our blessings define us
Bearing the scars of our loss like it's all we deserve
When passions we hold will depart

If I could build a bridge between us
Arcs of soaring rainbows
Strength of mother earth
Would it fill our hearts

If I instilled a faith to guide us
Blind and sweet like free flow
A seed in every word
Could we lose the facades
Are we just jealous gods

With every wall ablaze around us
Calling out your name like it's now and never surrender
Victory is yours to claim
By every trick of light by sleight of hand
That makes a miracle reality right where you stand
They got their claws in good and deep
So you see there ain't no placing the blame

And so I'll build a bridge between us
Arcs of soaring rainbows
Strength of mother earth
For a brand new start

And instil new faith to guide us
Blind and sweet like free flow
With every single word

We won't go down as frauds
Like jealous gods
Like jealous gods
We are the perfect flaws
Perfect with our flaws
Just jealous gods
Just jealous gods
We're the perfect flaws
The perfect flaws

I can sense your apprehension
Fear for naught for I'm here and I'm made of your love
Found in the quick of things

And we can walk the bridge between us
Arcs of soaring rainbows
Strength of mother earth
Let it fill our hearts

And instil a faith to guide us
Blind and sweet like free flow
There's a joy for every hurt

Forgiveness in the flaws
Even for jealous gods

Rumors

Like whispered hot secrets your restless dreams will fade away
In still life like motion slow through the frantic rush of the day
With lackeys of lust crowding the streets

N' I know they would steal your heart to see my love tortured
Render trust a hostage to fortune
Rumors seduce like fire
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Seducing illusions driving the chariot of hearts astray
Standing silent vigil over the moments of ease that still remain
With a thorn to the side for every good deed

N' I know they would steal your heart
Oooh

Every day is a day we awake into this life
Another chance another line to define
And we will dance, we will play, and experience a lifetime
Every day is a day we die

Cos I know they would steal your heart

N' I know they would steal your heart to see my love tortured
Render trust a hostage to fortune
Rumors seduce like wildfire

Steal your heart to see my love tortured

Brighter Than the Sun

I'm in way too deep like a poser
And falling for the dream's just the ground getting closer
I guess it's how our lives get painted in scars
With everything riding on a joker
With the paradise syndrome strap on for spurs
Regret is the skin you shed just to make it this far

I need you to find me, I can no longer breathe
I want you to touch me, just to know I still feel, oh

Like a miracle you change me, raise me
Brighter than the sun till I'm ready to be me
And your love is the reason, yeah
Like a miracle you wake me, make me
Brighter than the sun when it used to blind me
I know your love is the reason
Love never goes out of season

I got nothing to call a solution
Not a penny to my name, just riding the motion
Yet like a child I still reach for the stars
But if this darkened hole is my conclusion
And the mother of pearl world is just a notion
I lose for playing out my part in this farce

I need you to find me, I can no longer breathe
And I want you to touch me, just to know I still feel, oh

Like a miracle

Just remember when it's time speak your mind,
speak your mind, you gotta show them how
Show them how you wanna live your life
Just one life, one life, all in the now

Oooh
Like a miracle

Love Will Come to You

Hey, what's going on? Whatcha doin' here?
Is there something wrong tonight?
Do you remember who I chose to be?
My best friend in this life
Life doesn't run a clear course
It flows through from within
It's supposed to take you places and leave markings on your skin

And those marks are just a sign of something true
you witnessed in your time
Of something new, like the start of something fine

Like morning dew love will come again to you
Like morning dew
Morning dew

Hey, can you tell me who you are?
The colour of your dawn
When the gates are open from last night's revelry on the lawn
And when the sounds of laughter still echo in your dreams
The smoke screen disappears and nothing is what it seems

And your tears have been worthwhile
They got you through to a different place and time where all is new
To the start of something fine

Like morning dew your love will come again to you
Like morning dew

Love is there when you open the door
and you step off the trail you knew before
Through the streets and the houses of gods you roam
and on their altars you lay your heart of stone

Till all laughter is claws on your skin
and your moments of clarity scream the hell within
When you fade like a rose in the gloom love waits outside your room

Like morning dew your love will come again to you
Morning dew
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Rebirth

What is beauty compared to grief
What is joy in league with sorrow
A dead rushes' fleet drifting on a quiet tide

N' does a sunset know its worth
Making yesterday tomorrow
Is there a silence on this earth before every tear's been cried

For you, for you
I would bring down the heavens on this earth
For you, for you
I would even trust the devil for rebirth

With every road once paved with gold
Both hands with a heart to hold
How could we look past all the stories we have told

Could we lose ourselves again
In a childlike faith
Trust the wishing well, dance like Tinker Bell

For you, for you
I would walk forever through this barren land
For you, for you
I would hold a deadly viper in my hand

For you, for you
I would bring down the heavens on this earth
For you, for you
I would even trust the devil for rebirth

Hounds to Hamartia

A single kiss for your treasure
There just left at your door
Life has shown you no pleasure before

Double cross for a symbol
Name your rosary beads
You will nurture the fable till it bleeds
Bleeds for your love

No more tragic love for sale in the crooked gallery
High on acid love gone stale seems like fantasy
Just like magic Hubris leads, leads its hounds, hounds to Hamartia

What you eclipse makes your measure
What you leave reaches for you in your stead
Taking flaws for a gamble to get ahead

No remorse for the trouble spread
In the revolution

No more tragic love for sale

Hit or miss you'll be playing
Paying your dues cos you need the game all the same
Fame draws you like fireflies to the flame
Play all on red

No more tragic love for sale

Clear Blue Sky

I want to feel the sun shine
On my face like a new day's just begun
And I'll steal a moment's fun
And reflect on all those days long dead and gone

The memories still rock my cradle
Yesterdays sing me a lullaby

I can't fight it
It takes me back
To the days when you and I ran free of worries
Underneath the wide, clear, blue sky

I'll never be the one, no
To regret the things that I have never done
And I'll reason with, with myself till I no longer feel the need to justify

I can't fight it
It takes me back
And I remember reaching high,
like borne on wings of sheer belief through my clear blue sky

Thinking 'bout the times we had
All our days in the sun
Memories now brilliant and mad
They still linger on

Can't fight it
It takes me back
To the days when you and I ran free of worries
Underneath the wide, clear, blue sky

I can't fight it
It takes me back
And I remember reaching high,
like borne on wings of sheer belief through my clear blue sky

Choice Millionaire

Cars in the night, cut through the mist
Baby suns for eyes, diamonds on your wrist
Twist in the scheme, a permeating theme
A violin crescendo

Dark violet skies over seas of lead
Hard violent fights, red sun will set
Like a rivulet, like a tear beget
A clear innuendo

Silence of the mind ever deafening
Rain on the roof ever prattling
Straddling truth for the pain you gain for pain
Some bill of rights

Daring getaways, steamy masquerades
Famine of all wars, whores and escapades
Jack of Spades in silk brocades
Velvet nights in city lights

It's a wide wide world out there
And life can be a love affair
Or a cage of sheer despair
You're a choice millionaire

It's a wide wide world out there
You can travel in your easy chair
So build your castles in the air
You're a choice millionaire

Because no one needs any more confessions

Shadows cast without a streak of fear
Moments past, held so dear
A lock of hair, a touch of lip
A lashing whip

Subliminal love for the ones you hate
LOL as I abbreviate
Alleviate if you can relate to the pink slip
Of love unzipped

Minutes burning till seconds pop
Silhouettes dancing till the curtains drop
Stop before you lose your mojo
Your fear of heights

Hot passion flares every pipe dream
Concussion, blindness of a regime
A scream incites, the air ignites
The city lights

It's a wide wide world out there

So put a lacquer on your hunger
Parade the sky that you're under
Without heedless impressions
No one needs more confessions
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It's a wide wide world out there

Nothing Stays the Same

I've talked to the ladies down the walk
I've drunk in tattoos that have brought the world to my eyes
Understanding opens doors
to the intricate weave of how good tomorrow could be

Been doused in elixir to numb my pains
And black and white thoughts have all bowed to me
As I've walked through their unlit corridors
And weak as I am you're like an angel standing by me

When sorrow calls my name
I know nothing stays the same

I've talked to the men of high regard
In rooms ever white and my soul grew dark by their words
Softly sweet as kissing lips
A kaleidoscope of no consolation at all

I've bargained my bit with fate and all
With no preconceptions of immortality
I rolled the dice uncompromised
And lost as I am you're my good samaritan

When sorrow calls my name
I know nothing stays the same

Temple of Thought

Running Out of Time

Here's my confession, cos I can't keep it in me
And you know I'm breathless as I come undone
Undone before you

Loving every heartache, revel in every twisting turn
I can feel your wisdom burn in me like a second sun

Please forgive me, I can't lay down to waste mine
Going crazy running out of

Why's it feel, like it kills, when you're leaving me
Am I still hanging on to the ends of yesterday in me
When I was crying for my fears, bitter tears
But you made me see we're crazy running
Crazy running like we're running out of time

Take my aggression as a gift to show us what we need to change
The thoughts we need to rearrange
Cos we're alright now

Here's my confession, though I don't bow to authority
Right and wrong are my left and right

And this feels like we're crazy running like we're running out of time
Forgive me I can't lay down waiting

Why's it feel, like it kills, you're not leaving me
Am I still hanging on to the ends of yesterday in me
Still defining all my fears, bitter tears
You can make me see we're crazy running
Crazy running like we're running out of time

Why's it feel, like it kills, you're not leaving me
Am I still hanging on to the ends of yesterday in me
When I was crying for my fears, bitter tears
But you made me see we're crazy running
Crazy running like we're running out of time

Temple of Thought

Chills, chills come racing down my spine like a storm on my skin
With shaking hands, I'll guide your sweet soul into mine
Until I feel you within
And I know, I know that it's all about understanding
Am I hidden inside your beautiful soul as it's crying
For love to conquer the day slowly dawning
I want you to know you're the heart of my temple of thought

So when you're restless, I will calm the ocean for you
In your sorrow, I will dry your tears
When you need me, I will be the love beside you
I'll take away all your fears
I'll take away all of your fears
So you can let go all your fears

And you stay, stay with me when I break down
Like a dream come saving
And if words should fail here, I'll just read the way you sound
'Till I know the meaning of love and life
And it could be I'm understating what it means
That you're standing behind every word you say
To make my day slowly dawning
I want you to know you're the heart of my temple of thought

So when you're restless

Dreams have nothing on my reality high on the scent of your skin
I know we're riding endlessly into the sun, feel the life deep within

So when you're restless

Cradled in Love

You had the blue note sapphire eyes, to back up all those gazes
To pierce my guard and to take my soul off to faraway places
Told me I'll never be alone, cos you're right there

We took a gamble with this love, like sailing to the storm
With the waves rushing over to take us, we were battling against the tide
You were my beacon of salvation, I was your starlight

So don't cry for your love, cry tears of joy
Cos you're alive cradled in love
Don't cry for your love, cry tears of joy
Cos you're alive cradled in love

I kept the love you gave me alive, and now I carry it with me
I know it's just a tear drop from mother earth, but in it I can hear a dolphin sing
Telling me I'll never be alone, I know you're right there

So with the fire still burning bright, I wanna gaze into your light
If I could see my fortune there, you know how flames can hypnotize
Do I even dare to speak out your name for fear it sounds like, like a lover

So don't cry for your love, cry tears of joy
Cos you're alive cradled in love
Don't cry for your love, cry tears of joy
Cos you're alive

Cradled in love

Kamikaze Love

Here I go again rushing headlong without a second thought
Out where reality awaits, I choose to fantasize
And I build myself another piece of this memory estate
But I can't find the key to walk inside my own lies

Hell, the way you walked in, I would kiss the earth beneath your feet

Take me where the angels fall
You take it all
You give no quarter for my love
You raise me high to tear me down
Leaves you reeling, feels like stealing
Frantic moments of kamikaze love

What you live and breath is why you're dying, I can see it in your eyes
It burns, but the waters will not flow, and we watch it all burn down
Just to pry ourselves another piece of this memory estate
But we can't find the key to unlock its doors for our souls

Hell, the way you walked in, I would kiss the earth beneath your feet

Take me where the angels fall

Broken phrases, distorted faces
Misunderstanding standing in between
These stolen moments hijack my love
Miss Understanding grinning through her teeth

Take me where the angels fall

The Lie Eternal

I'm here tonight, the passion of your life
To up the stakes, you will be like me in time
So let me come inside your heart, your mind
Hell, I dare you to see yourself in a different light
Where my hungry desire finds oblivion
In your embrace, all mistakes forgiven in your embrace

I'm here, I'm now, arrived
I fell in to your love, I fell in to your lie eternal
I'm here, I'm now, survived
I fell in to your love, I fell in to your lie

You're my sweet trial
All my vestiges of hope pin wishes upon this
To prove I can be right for you and me
This whole damn controversy will shift its course
For better or for worse
In your embrace, all illusions broken in your embrace

I'm here, I'm now

If you didn't desire me, my world could never feel more surreal
Cos it's only you can touch me deep enough to heal
N' if you didn't inspire me, then on my knees I would fall like rain
Cos it's only you can calm me with your touch
Your voice so softly whispering

I'm here, I'm now

Skin

We made ourselves a home out of our dreams
Brought with us this love now bittersweet
And maybe I could say now that I always thought of you
How you've run to walk with me your whole life through

And I know, we go deeper than skin
But what lies within is still deeper than we know

And for all this pantomime, you should see the state I'm in
I couldn't heal myself with time alone
I have you tattooed on my skin

This house is full of stories we both told
These rooms their very stage where they'd unfold
These walls they whisper secrets and memories thereof
But this door no longer leads us to that love

Yeah, I know, we go deeper than skin
But what lies within is still deeper than we know

And for all this pantomime

All I ever wanted was to hold you
What can I do now to make things new
I ain't trying to write you into a song
Cos you're too sacred and I would feel wrong
But what irony life holds, I was finally ready to meet you halfway
You turned and walked away

And for all this pantomime

The Distance

Is this really how quickly it goes away
I can't feel my emotions arrive today

Cos I still love how you say my name
I still taste you kissing my pain away
Still see your tears through the rain
These burning sensations sustain

Feel the distance bring us closer
Water would cool and soothe my pain
If we could touch now, just hold on now
Bridges would never burn again

I've seen this yearning take on a frightening form
The memory of you will make sure my past lingers on

And I still love how you say my name
I still taste you kissing my pain away
Still see your tears through the rain
These burning sensations sustain

Feel the distance

Don't you worry
There'll be a time when our hearts beat the same
Let life carry
Across the distance I still see your flame
Don't you worry
There'll be a time when out hearts beat the same
Let life carry

Still love how you say my name
I still taste you kissing my pain away
Still see your tears through the rain
These burning sensations sustain

Feel the distance

Show Me This Life

I'm just looking to live to learn how to live
Slowly starting to see it's me I will need to forgive
Cos it seems like I'm stuck here between
What I know and what I cannot know now
With too many choices of which way to go
Insight's a no show

I don't need a miracle, I'm much more predictable
I just need you to show me this life
And if you ain't too critical, we could be something beautiful
I just need you to show me this life
Take me home tonight

Just a fantasy away, your naked love laid next to me
My extacy

If I can't decide to opt for my choice
Does it mean I'm replacing, erasing your beautiful voice
So every time you would tell me a lie, I could happily take it
If all revelations would idly flow by, I wouldn't even fake it

I don't need a miracle

Just a fantasy away

I thought I'd see it for myself
But this life ain't, it ain't for me alone
And here I thought I could keep it for myself
But you can slice the light right off my sun
With your razorblade caress of love

I don't need a miracle

Just a fantasy away

Morning Tide

Rise with me now, and we'll walk to the shore
We'll look over the waves to the break of day
I'll hold your hand, I'll hold you close
I'll wipe away your tears, and no one will know

On the morning tide
We'll hoist the sails to brave the crashing waves
Won't you come with me and hear the ocean sigh
And if to its depths it called us by our names
Won't you sail to the shore with me

Come to me now, and together we'll go
Where the clearer winds blow, far and beyond
Leaving behind all our sorrow and pride
Kissing them goodbye, into another life

On the morning tide

Won't you come with me
Sail to the shore with me
Won't you come with me, come with me, come with me, sail

Love is still here
Never will it leave
You're always with me, and I'm always with you

On the morning tide

The Ballad of Jeremiah Peacekeeper

He stares out the window, blank as a canvas
Made up in the sunlight and swirling smoke and ash
He waits for a breath
Now, taking his time, he sees an eternity in a blink of an eye

And for him this life is made of time and choices
And endless blend of vistas painted bright with memories
The here and now will bow to him to only serve one purpose
To keep your peace

He takes on the world all in a stride, and your wounds will be his scars
So won't you remember when the night comes
He will need your open arms
For to be invincible, he needs your love

He stands in the doorway, quiet like yesterday
With forgotten thoughts become a mystery and nightmares locked away
He looks like a gunman, but his view is much too wide
For such a solution, so he fights without a six gun on his side

And all the while his stars and moon shine brightly
Outside the desert wails a curse of rage and jealousy
And yet tomorrow comes along and shifts to serve his purpose
To keep your peace

He takes on the world all in a stride

The Happy Song

You knew I'm a psycho
I told you I'm a psycho
Cos really I'm a psycho, psycho, psycho

Violent schizophrenia
You know I'm gonna get ya

Signs of Life

She stands by the corner shop
At the edge of a rainbow she thought the solution
Someone painted on the wall
He writes in his daily journal
Eyes blindfolded, gathering pieces
With no direction to go anymore

When what's real becomes just another source of hurt
And when meaning's gone from every word

Signs of life color your skin
Emotions within show you the fast lane to your love
When love is a kiss of terminal bliss, designed to erase all
Signs of life from the smile on your face to the lines you rephrase
Will always guide you to your love
Your love is a kiss, my undying wish, designed to retrace the signs of life

She disguises herself in her New York fashion
To find her passion she lights her beacon
High on coffee shop produce
And he still picks his trains by chance
Chooses opinions to fit his circumstance
To find something he can use

When you're free to choose, but the choices leave you lost
When you feel you paid way more than it should cost

Signs of life

If you feel you've exhausted all your options
And if you still find yourself with nothing to believe in
Free your mind and you will see

Signs of life

Alchemy Vol. 1

Can You Hear Me

Hiding deep within, doors cry opening
Lead into the light of love deep like the sea
Rich in variety, heartfelt and open, wide like a life, unique, yet so alike

Can you hear me, I know I'm just a whisper
Can you hear me, brother mine, sweet sister
Love will find an answer

You flow inside of me, language and imagery, pure in simplicity
Thirsting for unity, realised harmony,
No need to hide away your life, unique, yet so alike

Can you hear me

There's yet life in these words I speak for peace of mind and our release,
And you can have what you want if you want it like you need to breathe,
like you need to breathe, like you need to breathe
Embrace reality

Can you hear me, I know I'm just a whisper
Can you hear me, brother mine, sweet sister
Love will find an answer

No End, No Beginning

We can't seem to let go
The thread's so thin it just doesn't show anymore
It seems like we're playing charades
Playing like we're afraid to live

And this is one sacrifice I don't want to make

If there's no end
There can be no beginning, there can be no beginning
If there's no end
It feels like forsaking the dawn, we awaken and still we don't see
I am still secretly grateful you're living this moment with me

We can see where it leads
It's like you can't, can't kill the monster that feeds on you
No matter what you do it seems to get you every time

And that's a predicament if I know anything

If there's no end
There can be no beginning, there can be no beginning
If there's no end
It feels like forsaking the dawn, we awaken and still we don't see
I'm still secretly grateful you're living this moment with me
Secretly grateful you're sharing this moment with me

If it's just one life we're given, one time you're living

I feel your touch light up a wild desire
Borne on my ache to take us ever higher
In our love we are birds of prey
Every cry serves to lead astray

So carry my ache and you will know the feeling
Inside I am weak but for this love I'm bearing
So breathe your life in my shades of grey
Or kill the lights and we'll fade away

Twilight Theater

Dreaming Wide Awake

Too late, the melody is over
The joke seems to be on me cos I'm the one not laughing
Down here on the floor

Deflate, the mystery of living
In the most heartless fashion I could ever Imagine
No pretense of decor

Another place and time, without a great divide
And we could be flying deadly high
I'll sell my soul to dream you wide awake

Another place and time, without a warning sign
And we could be dying angel style
I'll sell my soul to dream you wide awake

I'll dream you wide awake

With me, disaster finds a playfield
Love seems to draw dark, twisted pleasure tearing at me
Cos I can't let you go

Mercy, like water in a desert
Shine through my memory like jewelry in the sun
Where are you now

Another place and time

I'll dream you wide awake

It's like I'm racing to the sun, blindly face the blazing gun
Cos I'm afraid I will be left here without you
Like I'm racing not to run, give more when I have none
Cos I'm afraid I will be left here without you wide awake

Another place and time

I'll dream you wide awake

War

Do you remember standing on a broken field
White crippled wings beating the sky
The harbingers of war with their nature revealed
And our chances flowing by

If I can let the memory heal
I will remember you with me on that field

When I thought that I fought this war alone
You were there by my side on the frontline
When I thought that I fought without a cause
You gave me a reason to try

Turn the page I need to see something new
For now my innocence is torn
We cannot linger on this stunted view
Like rabid dogs of war

I will let the memory heal
I will remember you with me on that field

When I thought that I fought this war alone
You were there by my side on the frontline
And we fought to believe the impossible
When I thought that I fought this war alone
We were one with our destinies entwined
When I thought that I fought without a cause
You gave me the reason why

With no-one wearing their real face
It's a whiteout of emotion
And I've only got my brittle bones to break the fall

When the love in letters fade
It's like moving in slow motion
And we're already too late if we arrive at all

And then we're caught up in the arms race
An involuntary addiction
And we're shedding every value our mothers taught

So will you please show me your real face
Draw the line in the horizon
Cos I only need your name to call the reasons why I fought

When I thought that I fought this war alone

Change

You say you feel a chill in the season
Like something is falling apart
You say you can't hold it together much longer
And I should look after your heart

But I feel a change coming on
Rolling out of the blue like a storm
And it's bending your will like a willow tree twisting
Trying to regain its form

How does it make you feel
When you remember the times the two us lay here
In the arms of the world on the doorstep of heaven shining down

Do you feel a change coming on,
Rolling out of the blue like a storm,
And it's throwing your dollhouse world in disarray
So you can rebuild or conform

How I wish you'd only see
How your own choices make your dream
Come out shining true before it can leave you
I wish that you could see
How your own choices make your dream
Come out shining true all around you

My worth is the look in your eyes
My prize the smile playing tricks on your lips and I wonder again
Do you ever dream of the world like I do

I too fear the change coming on
Rolling out of the blue like a storm
Can you hear it scream at the hurt that I knew

How I wish you'd only see

What is this chill at my heel
That makes the protections I've built around my pseudo world premiere
Tearing my utopian fiction apart as it happens to just pass along

I feel a change coming on
Rolling out of the blue like a storm
Crashing against my delirious thoughts where humanity's waiting alone

How I wish you'd only see

15 Min Flame

The reaper's kneeling at your field taking in what you've sown
Can't help feeling apprehension
No point in waiting, for a rating for what you have grown
Look for liquid consolation
If I act accordingly will it save my humanity
You're either you or a loyalty disowned
Well excuse me

Who was it who wanted every sec of the fifteen minute flame of fame
A name to last for all eternity
Who was it who wanted ingratiation beyond definitions
When love alone is enough to set you free

No escaping though you're running, you cannot find home
Drowning in your desperation
Conviction seems to follow accusations alone
No place here for an easy redemption
If I lack your tears of joy, please forgive my heartless ploy
Said the fool to his majesty dethroned
Now excuse me

Who was it who wanted every sec of the fifteen minute flame
To name a love to last through all your infamy
Who was it who wanted ingratiation in their definitions
When name alone can jail eternally

Who was it who wanted every sec of the flame

Who was it who wanted every sec of the fifteen minute flame of fame
A name to last for all eternity
Who was it who wanted ingratiation beyond definitions
When love alone is enough to set you free

Given and Denied

Which way to the fountain of my youth I wonder
Which way to the years I've let go by
Let a thirsty man drink in its memories while the water still flows sweet and crystal clear
For yesteryear

Oh to see the sun's eclipse
on the horizon like ships
sailing way away from here
Oh just one more time my dear
Before I'll go hear me out
Cos of this there ain't no doubt
When it's time for curtain call
Just before the shadows

Fall like a leaf in the wind on the ocean
Of blue like your eyes in the twilight theater
With symphonies playing in the world without sound
We're given and denied

Give me back my innocence cos I wish to dream again
Like I never outgrew my old playground
Where the sun sets slowly with a golden crown and the leaves sing lullabies 'round vacant swings
Give me those wings

Let me fly once again
Like I did way back when
I would gamble and win
To lift me high above the din
Of the future we see
Does it hold something for me
I'm weightless again
Just before the shadows

Fall like a leaf in the wind

Before I'll go hear me out
Cos of this there ain't no doubt
When it's time for curtain call
Just before the shadows

Fall like a leaf in the wind

Rewind

What do we have but illusions where one man's absolute is another's choice
Giving in to confusion, till love and hate both tempt with the same voice
Won't you take me to a higher ground, I need to see again the way I'm bound
N' choose the uneasy redemption, run by fear and the flaws of attraction

Rewind, I wanna go it again, light up the dark, halo on the side
So I'll know it will not leave me wanting, I see my heart, waving me bye-bye
Rewind, I wanna go it again, light up the dark, halo on the side

If life itself has a meaning, is it anything more than what we choose to call it
Sweet words make appealing, but they only serve to mask the smell of what you buried
Is it worth your while to spend on a lie, even though you cannot see eye to eye
N' give in to the rumor seduction, run by fear and all the good intentions

Rewind, I wanna go it again, light up the dark, halo on the side
So I'll know it will not leave me wanting, like my love, kissing me good bye
Rewind, I wanna go it again, light up the dark, halo on the side

If this is how we think we make amends
We're in for a race that never ends
Where is it we think we'll go
What is it we think we know
It'll never change until we change ourselves

Rewind, I wanna go it again, light up the dark, halo on the side
So I'll know it will not leave me wanting, I see my heart, waving me bye-bye
Rewind, I wanna go it again, light up the dark, halo on the side
So I'll know it will not leave me wanting, like my love, kissing me good bye
Rewind, I wanna go it again, light up the dark, halo on the side

Dying to Live

Tell me this, would you miss it, trying on another face again to see if it's you
N' wondering where you've been and where you're gonna find yourself before the night is through

I know the way you go cos I've been the same for too long
Like I'm fearful that my choices are all wrong
I know the way you go cos I've lived your life of make believe
Dying to live

Tell me this, is it lonely in the shadow of a masquerade for life you hide behind
What's the deal with your reasons to run away and let your feelings leave you undefined

I know the way you go

Behind me now the winding road they sing of
I've come to stand before a silent wall
Finally a chance to find a question
To point out the right answer after all this time

So rid us of the plight, the plight of self affliction
Generations choice the drug of self deception

I know the way you go

You're Still Here

Mercury dances in its skyscraper cell, rising and falling like rhapsody
And I see winter's broken like lace, in time for a celebration

Thaw wails inside the walls and laughs in the corners, delighting in its evident victory
Till I feel springtime counting its days of flaunting a novel sensation

Like it's leaving, leaving behind the weight vying for yesteryear
Leaving promises in its wake, whispering, my love, you're still here

Hold on to your memories of sundogs and rainbows, as time writes a premature eulogy
And I feel summertime passing in haste, like running out of patience

Quilted with knit and umbrellas and scarfs and a mild understanding of irony
I feel autumn leaving the race, all done with the exhilaration

It's leaving, leaving behind the weight vying for yesteryear
Leaving promises in its wake, whispering, my love, you're still here

Mercury dances in its skyscraper cell, rising and falling in harmony
And I feel winter stealing my days, to herald another creation

Smoke and Mirrors

I danced a tango with my hubris high on youth
We swept across the dance floor to subjective truth

But there was no harmony there
No reason for coexistence
Nothing to span the distance, now

Do we even know who we are
Living like all life is forfeit
Like we can just go redefine it
Regardless what we broke

Who died and made us stars
With our intellectual gambits
Our millionaire flair and our antics
We're like mirrors seen through smoke

I tried a shanty with the fool to find my pace
Anything from puns to jests to intertwine our ways

But there was no loyalty to hope
And funny the need for mercy
How it makes us bleed all mercy, now

Do we even know who we are

Now the melody's void of sympathy
cos that shit's in byte size bits on YouTube
so tell me what am I supposed to do
When the malady's no remedy
Till we reach the lowest absolute
And necessity will finally force something through what's walling you

Do we even know who we are

Heal My Wounds

I burn to make you understand
One wrong word and it all may come crashing down
For the fates are devious by heart
They envy you your dreams, so they'll let you drown

And there is no why, there is no how, it's like the sky, just one free flow
But you're here right now, and this is your show, so take a bow, cos the show is on right

Here and now with all dreams realized
Would you choose still more time to do
Don't fall down when it's time to arise
No-one else can heal your wounds

Once again taboo becomes your law
What you want seems taken by another tide turning
Away from our flower field where we used to lay beneath the sky,
riding dreams to some other side

Do they burn, the wishes whispered, like secrets, they yearn, just to be heard
I'm done with questions, I have no answers, the choice is yours, cos the show is on right

Here and now

The bigger the lies
The more they want to believe them
And like a vice
Hold on to what they believe in

Here and now with all dreams realized
Would you choose still more time to do
Don't fall down when it's time to arise
No-one else can heal your wounds

Here and now with all dreams realized
Would you choose still more time to do
Don't fall down cos I need you to rise
No-one else can heal my wounds

Revolution Roulette

More

Yeah decency, she done left our home
On her rollerskates, so I guess she's pretty far gone
Left me with my greed, to answer for my own
For how could a deadened sense tell right from wrong

So thanks for nothing I ain't feeling the magic
Kinda comic how I got tragic
Mirror mirror on the wall
What do you give someone who has it all

More, just to be sure
I got what I wanted, so naturally I want more
What I paid for, entertain me now
All I want is more, cos I like it
Too good to let it go, keep it coming
Cos I want more, cos I'm not sure
What I really wanted, so all I want is more

Yeah modesty, her rule now overthrown
Packed her teddybear, so as not to go alone
Left me with my pride to live beneath a stone
For how could an amputee ever pick a bone

So tell me something, isn't this a bit drastic
My smiles are turning to plastic
Mirror mirror on the wall
What's the secret for staying droll

You know it isn't particularly funny
Killjoy walks in just when it's turning sunny
Killjoy lives like it's all about the money
All about the money, all about the money
All about the money, all about the money

The Ultimate Fling

Today, it's in the air again today, another incident that just went off
No way, this time I will not take blame, its pretty obvious who needs to shut up
Ashtrays filled with the fruits of our transgressions, here and there sarcasm overflows
Do stay, I'll need this sitcom to be re-run till I get the gist of just how it goes

What would you have me do

Gimme a reason, c'mon now make my day
Cos I'm out of cheeks to turn the other way
Ask yourself just how lucky do you feel

Somehow I've been blindsided by my own kindhearted notion of just who we are
No doubt we'd have collided anyway with me indicted and you raising alarm
First round I'll take my bows into my corner take my vows, regroup and run back again
Bloodhound and of no better pedigree than what you see so you could not offend

Did I act like a fool cos I didn't know what to do
When you gave me just a little bit more than I bargained for
A little too much in my hands when my hands are tied
It's the ultimate fling to go frolicking
Licking the muck from the soles of the boots of your pride
Everytime you lied

Gimme a reason, c'mon now make my day
Spoken my pleas now someone's gotta pay
Ask yourself just how lucky do you feel

Can you gimme a reason, movin' into grey
Something I can hold on to at the end of the day
Cos I can't move on till I know what's the deal

Revolution Roulette

If this machine doesn't stop, what will you do if it never goes out
Never goes out of season

It never stops as it turns, there ain't no passion, yet it burns
Introducing my prison

Losing myself in this place, soon I'm gone without a trace
Freed with that final incision

Look my heart it's a bird, it needs to sing and to be heard
Not this clockwork precision

And the machine grows idiotic
Who's gonna be its ingenious critic

Everybody loves the perfect solution
To beat the odds against the poorest possible substitution
What you see is never what you're gonna get
Everybody's playing revolution roulette

Leaves you no arguments to trade, you can try the key or you can wait
But the lock will not open

So you're left with sanity to lose, cos the machine is a ruse
Another invention to rule them

It's like a fistful of snake eyes, a hand grenade with bye byes
Like a million spent on nothing

It's kinda like a pick in their lock, when you never went
"Knock knock, hello, anybody home, I'm coming in"
With a touch of foreboding

And the machine grows parasitic
Who's gonna critisize the good critic

Everybody loves

Everybody has the perfect solution
It's just hard to resist the sweet seduction
There ain't no trick to winning double what you bet
Welcome to revolution roulette

Everybody loves

Psychosis

Well it's a different man in your face
And so out of place
That you can see anything there that you wish
Kiss my bliss
It's like I'm a welcoming freakshow doormat
Held in awe while growing fat in the head
This is where we all should see red
A big fat wet slab of red

And I see that it makes me anti everything
And I see that it makes me want to shed my skin, shed my skin

Revelation leading to my psychosis and inspiration
Digest another hallucination, psychosis by recreation
Happy till the next deterioration, psychosis

For you it's a different notion of music and motion
A dance of lights, a prosaic ocean
A delicate, nearly transparent creation of somebody's soul on the screen
Has caught you in between
Of somebody's life on the stage and somebody's life on the frontpage
And this is where we all should see red
A big fat laughing mouth of red

And I see that it makes me anti everything
And I see that it makes me want to shed my skin, shed my skin

I think I'm gonna start my own religion
Seems to be the recipe for a new sensation
Think it's gonna make a trendy revolution
Quite the contribution to the unnatural selection

Fragile

You've been biting bullets all these years, I know
There beside yourself, choking on tears
And you aced avoiding possibility
When you placed your bets on bittersweet

Now don't you worry
No need to be sorry
Time to step lightly

Cos the love you used to feel is still there, inside
It may be a faded photograph, but I know you care, so don't hide
If you're scared, I'm here beside you
If you get lost I'm here to guide you
And I give you peace when peace is fragile
Love is all the good in you
Love is peace when peace is fragile

You've been going out of way to agree
Like you've been rubbing yourself all wrong
Just to be somebody else's genie
Catering to your disaster's every need
Waiting to finally be set free

I said baby don't worry
Life will carry
Just take it slowly

Cos the love you used to feel

Clevermind

Looking at the road that rises up ahead
I thought I'd learned a thing or two
But this is where it's all made new
N' I gotta throw my hands up
I can't go on if I can't stop

Look the leaves are dead
The moments gone, there's no surrender
Forever now unsaid
The words that might've warmed December
Cos it's all inside your head
Like fragments of a dream you remember
So never mind, your clever mind, never mind me

Staring at the ceiling from my bed
I thought I'd earned a chance or few
Thought I'd be paid in due
Time isn't made for waiting
Past isn't worth debating

Look the leaves are dead

Feeling like a fool again
Just need a new direction
A new beginning, a new beginning
I can't hold back and I can't hold on
It's all about gratification
See me running, see me running

Look the leaves are dead

Miss Impossible

She can see about four satellites every minute of the hour
And find a four leaf clover where you never saw a flower
She's habitually paradoxical, a parallel perpendicular

Barefoot in nightgowns, that's how she dances in the rain
Sundown to sundown, like she was washing 'way her pain

As she is beautiful, she's unpredictable
Damned irresistible, is it plausible to hate her
She is my common sense, revels on decadence
But what's the difference, it's impossible to bait her

She can really be a handful like the brownies that she bakes you
It can be a tad hysterical, but never quite the breakthrough
She's some kind of an epitome, the sea of intranquility

In flimsy nightgowns, barefoot she dances in the rain
Sundown to sundown, like she was washing 'way her pain

As she is beautiful, she's unpredictable
Damned irresistible, is it plausible to hate her
She is my common sense, revels on decadence
But what's the difference, it's an impossible debate

Diamonds for Tears

In these days of manmade wonders we still bicker over flies
When you come seeking for forgiveness, I'll be forced to choose my side

If I deny you what you're searching, do I do it out of fear
Am I ruling out my reason, killing that which I hold dear

Out of my way I'm running, with an excuse just underway
Reality's so daunting, and I've got no way to explain

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, why do I turn away and run
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds, diamonds for tears

In the light of recent findings, there's no greater taint than grace
But to relinquish all our bindings, always finds us out of place

If I rested here a while more, would you hold me to your heart
If I knew what it's meant for, would I know to play my part

Out of my way I'm leaving, another excuse before I'll stay
Reality's applauding, I know I don't know the right way

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, yeah, I know you're the one
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds, diamonds for tears

Is it a lost cause
Can we overlook this taint
Are these the dead laws
Like a doubt eating the saint

And though I fear these shackles, like my darkness closing in
I will hold out my hands, I will hold out my hands

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, I know the good I've done
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds

Cos when you're sleeping right next to me, I know you're the one
So when I hear you calling my name, I know the good I've done
I guess that's why it's raining diamonds, sweet happiness in tears
Crying heaven shed your diamonds, diamonds for tears

Passion Colors Everything

This is my toothpaste moment, oh, I'll need to flash a smile
I'll be the super-absorbent-man, watch them flock to me in single file
And I'll need to do it with style, I need to keep me up to date
Swallowing the sun run another mile, it's overrated how we underrate

I dance in tune with what I fear
To do adrenaline
Completely rapt with what I hear

When passion colors everything
The songs I sing, from way out there to deep within
The face I wear behind my grin
The price I pay for my original sin
Everything, everything, everything

I have a mind for simple things, but things are not of mind to simplify
There's always some loophole technicality you buy into and pay until you die
Money doesn't bring me joy, it's more like a darling dead weight
And I seem to have lost my appetite, it's underrated how we overrate

I dance entangled with my dear
She pulls my every string
Completely trapped yet never here

When passion colors everything

And when I'm finally brought to my senses
Parade the rain on my parade
Before I'm back to my defenses
To watch the whole thing escalate

I dance in tune with what I fear
To do adrenaline
Completely rapt with what I hear

When passion colors everything

Save Me

Gotta get a hold of myself
I see them gathering around
And they need me to do their will

It's like I'm standing again
On the same window sill
Am I happy on the pill

If I wanna be the man
Should I open my wrist again
Would that make it excellent, yeah
If I wanna be the one
Should I book me an interview
To get me an audition

Save me
I'm my own worst enemy
Running headlong to the wall cos I want my freebie
Save me
You're the only out I see
N' I need your love the most when I least deserve it

Gotta get a shot of something
Before I'll enter the ring
Gimme just a minute, just a minute

Did I really ask for all this
Did I really cut open the goose
Just to lose what's in it

If I wanna be the man
Should I open my wrist again
To find the way in
Yeah, if I wanna be the one
I'll need to get me that interview
To get that audition

Save me
I'm my own worst enemy

That's myself in the mirror
Funny I should see only headlines and ads to my name
I was told I'd see my ally
Who are these skeletons with guns taking aim

Save me, save me

Save me
I'm my own worst enemy

Where Do We Draw the Line

On your palm an endless wonder
The lines that speak the truth without a sound
And in your eyes awaits the tireless hunger
Already looks for prey to run down

So why do we keep up this charade
N' how do we tell apart the time to leave from the time to wait

What does tomorrow want from me
What does it matter what I see
If it can't be my design
Tell me where do we draw the line
Tell me where do we draw the line

The dance of flames and shadows in the street
Make poetry nobody's ever heard
The weight of loneliness stands on your feet
The cage already there around the bird

So why don't we join the masquerade
Before it falls apart, before our love becomes insatiate

What does tomorrow want from me
What does it matter what I see
If I can't choose my own design
Tell me where do we draw the line

What does tomorrow want from me
What does it matter what I see
If we all walk behind the blind
Tell me where do we draw the line
Tell me where do we draw the line

Where's the cooling wind
Where's the evergreen field
Where's my mother's open arms
Where's my father lionheart
S'like the sun's gone down
Sleeps in the hallowed ground now
With the autumn's browns leaves
With the one who never grieves

So why do we keep up this charade
N' how do we tell apart the time to leave from the time to wait

What does tomorrow want from me
What does it matter what I see
If it can't be my design
Tell me where do we draw the line

Whatever tomorrow wants from me
At least I'm here, at least I'm free
Free to choose to see the signs
This is my line

Carnival of Rust

Fire

It's a bit like a trip, but you hit it with a slip of a tongue
Like a whip, and we're sinking
It ain't cool to be cool, though you may think it a laudable tool
Of self evaluation, of ego cultivation
N' I'm rolling my eyes like the stones for the lies
Is it really all about the size or just a simple vice

Oh, and it makes the news
Oh, cos it sings the blues

I feel the fire flare alight inside me
Higher so I can see
N' aspire to survive this fight in spite of
Liars and travesty
Oh fire

Did you think that I'd blink, that I'd go and take the ink to your control
That I'd sell my soul
And does it ring any bells that it sells
That we're living out of shells in a shotgun
If we couldn't shoot, we'd have to run
And finally the cerebral fantasy
Better genes and machines, so we can die looking like we're teens
Like snapshot scenes in smithereens

Oh, and the ones we choose
Oh, witch hunting fools

I feel the fire

Look there it is in the news again, yeah
There it goes singing the blues again

Fire flare alight inside me

Fire, return my joy cos I'm so
Tired, tired of me
Inspire the weary eyed to see the
Ire and Irony
Oh fire

Sorry Go 'Round

The devil may smile with an angel's face
A cat may be stolen of its grace
They say it's just a matter of time and place

A man may be less than an animal
The antichrist write up the honor roll
The tightrope walker take the final fall
(At his house, in the bathroom, on a holiday, and that's in the news)

Oh, the things you see
Makes ignorance bliss for you and me, yeah,
When arrogance does publicity,
Smiling happily

It's a merry go round and around and around

The begging boy becomes the begging man
The zealot never saves the sacrificial lamb
And a child wants to know if the Candyman can

Everybody wants the fancy car
And we've all been told not to run too far
But everybody wants to be a rock'n'roll star

Oh, the things you see
Makes arrogance seem the way to be, yeah,
When ignorance spreads conformity,
Smiling happily

It's a merry go round and around and around

Carnival of Rust

D' you breath the name of your saviour in your hour of need
N' taste the blame if the flavor should remind you of greed,
Of implication, insinuation and ill will, till' you cannot lie still
In all this turmoil, before red cape and foil come closing in for a kill

Come feed the rain
Cos I'm thirsty for your love dancing underneath the skies of lust

Yeah feed the rain
Cos without your love my life ain't nothing but this carnival of rust

It's all a game, avoiding failure, when true colors will bleed
All in the name of misbehavior and the things we don't need
I lust for after no disaster can touch us anymore
And more than ever, I hope to never fall, where enough is not the same it was before

Come feed the rain

Don't walk away, don't walk away, oh, when the world is burning
Don't walk away, don't walk away, oh, when the heart is yearning

Locking Up the Sun

They're locking up the sun, the light of reason gone
N' hope has been successfully undone
The question's burning on, where is it coming from
No-one seems to know the monster born

It's a bad trip on a sinking ship, when no-one seems responsible
Scapegoat to rock the boat, yeah, we need someone expendable
Volunteers to face the fears, can we be sensible
And find a way to break the fall, find out the cure for all

Is there a hero somewhere, someone who appears and saves the day
Someone who holds out a hand and turns back time
Is there a hero somewhere, someone who will never walk away
Who doesn't turn a blind eye to a crime

They're locking up the sun, they have their chosen one
You know this time they'll make him play along
They're taking to the arms, the fathers and their sons
There's nowhere left to run and hide

It's a bad trip on a sinking ship, when no-one seems responsible
Scapegoat to rock the boat, yeah, we need someone expendable
Volunteers to face the fears, can we be sensible
And find a way to break the fall, find out the cure for all

Is there a hero somewhere, someone who appears and saves the day
Someone who holds out a hand and turns back time
Is there a hero somewhere, someone who will never walk away
Who doesn't turn a blind eye to a crime

And in the emptiness, there's a solution
just look within yourself for absolution

Gravity

Here at the station, standing in the rain
Lost in my train of thought
Looking around for a better time again
But yesterday ain't running on this track

Unpredictable fortune, my past
Lights up my future, at last
Ending my torture

Like gravity like love,
You get up after you fall
Like gravity like love
I'm not afraid anymore
Like gravity like love,
You get up after you fall, I ain't afraid no more

Out of no reason I've decided to stay
Present a solution, to the problem
Typical of me, that I concentrate on the destination
So much that I miss the journey there and back

Unpredictable fortune, my past
Lights up my future, at last
Ending my torture

Like gravity like love,
You get up after you fall
Like gravity like love
I'm not afraid anymore
Like gravity like love,
You get up after you fall, I ain't afraid no more

If gravity was love, if gravity was love, if gravity was love

King of Fools

I worry that I can't give you what you need
That you'll find nothing underneath the peel
That I can't undo the times we disagreed
That I can't ignore the way I feel

Cos what I feel is the only truth I know
And I get by on this naivete of youth

If what I feel is the only truth
And what I give out will make up what I'll receive
Can I leave behind my naivete of youth?
Will I be crucified for wanting to believe?
I believe

Could you hold us up if I would drag us down?
Resurrect emotions from our past
N' if they had a king for fools would you wear the crown?
Build us up again and make us last

Cos what I feel is the only truth for me
And I get by on this naivete of youth

If what I feel is the only truth
And what I give out will make up what I'll receive
Can I still leave behind my naivete of youth?
Will I be crucified for wanting to believe?
I believe

And if we don't worry about a thing
Will we be sorry when the rain is falling again
And what does it matter
If fortune should favor
It's never the final amen

If what I feel is the only truth
And what I give out will make up what I'll receive
Can I still leave behind my naivete of youth?
Will I be crucified for wanting to believe?
I believe

Roses

I've walked the distance, I paid my dues
And tried to have a go at what I thought I knew was real
Held no appeal
I've been to places, I've seen the tidings
I bought a book of rules for every coin that I could steal

And so I came to gaze upon the stars
When they were yet unborn
And consequently, tear at my old scars
And the mask I had outworn

So when I'm crying alone
Yeah, when I'm cold as a dying stone

Grow me a garden of roses
Paint me the colors of sky and rain
Teach me to speak with their voices
Show me the way and I'll try again

I've heard the rumors, started fires
I sowed a sordid lot of plays for keeps for what I need
Behold the demons that I freed
I've tried my best at wearing the hard hat
But healing doesn't seem to happen
When you hide away the seed

And so I came across the medicine man
And he showed me what I'd forlorn
For if I'm stayed it happens by my own hand
And my own voice full of scorn

So when I'm crying alone
Yeah, when I'm cold as a dying stone

Grow me a garden of roses
Paint me the colors of sky and rain
Teach me to speak with their voices
Show me the way and I'll try again

Without you I'm nothing at all
And life has the face of a morbid game
With you nothing seems impossible
It all seems to fit the frame

So when I'm crying alone
Yeah, when I'm cold as a dying stone

Grow me a garden of roses
Paint me the colors of sky and rain
Teach me to speak with their voices
Show me the way and I'll try again

Desire

Fatal velocity, comes on with a rush
Overpowering, gives the final push

What never moves, is never still
Who has the final word
It holds the world in a single pill
And all life rendered absurd

Kill sweet desire, faith may numb the trial
But can you run all your life
Kill sweet desire, truth will make a liar
You can run but not hide
So run for your life

A false sincerity, a liar and a thief
My pulse and memory, a comfort within grief

What never moves, is never still
Who has the final word
It holds the world in a single pill
And all life rendered absurd

Kill sweet desire, faith may numb the trial
But can you run all your life
Kill sweet desire, truth will make a liar
You can run but not hide

Given into this sensation, feel I've run too far
Cannot see beyond emotion, see what the options are
With no faith to trust the notion, I fear I'm losing all control

Kill sweet desire

All the Way / 4U

Seems to matter what I do, so I'm saving this 4 U
Cos it seems to be the last piece there is
And you haven't had a chance yet to taste this
Fragments of a life you shouldn't miss

Seems to matter what I say, so I'll hold my tongue at bay
And rather use my mouth to kiss your frown away
So your doubts no longer darken your day
So you can hold your head up high come what may

So please remember that I'm gonna follow through all the way

Cos it seems to matter where I go, I will always let you know
That the place where I am is never far
You know, you're not alone, don't be alarmed
I'll find you no matter where you are

So please remember that I'm gonna follow through all the way

Oh my love, if it's all I can do, I'll take the fall 4 U
Cos I will soar when I lay down with you and give my all 4 U

Delicious

I hear a sigh, longing for loving in this life
The how and the why, that keeps us running through the night
Touching divine, for me it has only your face
I'm looking to find pieces of wisdom I've misplaced

I don't make the rules dear
You don't hear the symphony I hear
We don't get a dollar bill for every shining tear

Fictitious and so real
Love's a onetime deal
With a delicious dark appeal
And a religious kind of zeal, yeah
So precious, yet surreal
Life's a onetime deal
With a delicious dark appeal
And a religious kind of zeal, yeah

Witnessing fault in every pawn in the game
The only one called proudly answers to my name
No I don't know why love is a thief in the night
The one that you try, is your most devoted guide

We don't make the rules dear
We don't hear the symphony they hear
We don't get a dollar bill for every shining tear

Fictitious and so real
Love's a onetime deal
With a delicious dark appeal
And a religious kind of zeal, yeah
So precious, yet surreal
Life's a onetime deal
With a delicious dark appeal
And a religious kind of zeal, yeah

So thank you for choosing me, playing me, displaying me
And selling me to slavery, yeah
Thank you for using me, flaying me, erasing me
Awarding me for bravery

Fictitious and so real
Love's a onetime deal
With a delicious dark appeal
And a religious kind of zeal, yeah
So precious, yet surreal
Life's a onetime deal
With a delicious dark appeal
And a religious kind of zeal, yeah

Maybe Tomorrow is a Better Day

I'd stay the hand of god, but the war is on your lips
How can I brace myself for razor blades on whips
When everything with meaning is shattered, broken, screaming
And I'm lost inside this darkness and I fear I won't survive

I could pray and trick with a double tongue, but the only fool here's me
I choose the way to go, but the road won't set me free
Cos I wish you'd see me, baby, save me, I'm going crazy
Tryin' to keep us real, keep us alive

This day will die tonight and there ain't no exception
We shouldn't wait for nothing to wait for
Love me in this fable, babe, my heart is in your hand
Our time is waiting right outside your door
And maybe tomorrow is a better day

I do not deal the cards and I play a lousy hand
I celebrate no victories and my promises are sand
Against all this I contrast you, when all is lost the war is through
Hey angel, dare the winds now we can fly

This day will die tonight and there ain't no exception
Why should I wait for nothing to wait for
Let me love you in this fable, hold your heart in my hand
Our time is waiting right outside your door
And maybe tomorrow is a better day

This day will die tonight and there ain't no exception
Why should I wait for nothing to wait for
I won't cry for my solitude, lay my head and dream of you
And hope that you'll come knocking on my door
And maybe tomorrow is a better day
I know tomorrow is a better day

Dawn

When darkness is no less than everything you've built become undone
There's no fight and no flight, disaster leaves your passion overrun

It's time to let go, it's time to carry on with the show
Don't mourn what is gone, greet the dawn

N' I will be standing by your side
Together we'll face the turning tide

Remembrance, can be a sentence, but it comes to you with a second chance in tow
Don't lose it, don't refuse it, cos you cannot learn a thing you think you know

A new light is warm, shining down on you after the storm
Don't mourn what is gone, greet the dawn

N' I will be standing by your side
Together we'll face the turning tide

Signs of Life

Lift

Times when I just can't
Bring myself to say it loud
'Fraid that what I'll say comes out somehow awry

That is when it seems
We move in circles day to day
Twist the drama of the play to get us by

And it feels like fear
Like I'll disappear
Gets so hard to steer
Yet I go on
Do we need debate
When it seems too late
Like I bleed but wait
Like nothing's wrong

You lift my spirit, take me higher, make me fly
Touch the moon up in the sky, when you are mine
You lift me higher, take my spirit, make it fly
Where all new wonders will appear

Like the other day
I thought you won't be coming back
I came to realize my lackluster dreams

And among the schemes
And all the tricks we try to play
Only dreams will hold their sway and defy

When it feels like fear

You lift my spirit, take me higher, make me fly

You lift my spirit, take me higher, make me fly

Overboard

I see you crying and it rains
Washing away the bad days
Washing away the pain loss brings

And then you smile though it aches
Cos you don't believe in mistakes
Just that we made a mess of things

When the deal that you made with love
Is now a one way street, a one way street
You feel you'll go overboard
Cos you're incomplete, incomplete

You're not afraid to rely
On any way you can try
To learn to make some sense of things

And the way you say we'll get by
With a little laugh we can fly
You know the measure of hope that brings

When the deal that you made with love

I hear you laughing like a child
Instead of choking all riled
Instead of staring at shortcomings

Just like the rain when you cried
Washed out the stains of false pride
You'll learn to make the best of things

Have a little more of not enough
More of what is less but isn't love
Little of the same you're dreaming of
That's enough, that's enough

When the deal that you made with love

Late Goodbye

In our headlights, staring, bleak, beer cans, deer's eyes
On the asphalt underneath, our crushed plans and my lies
Lonely street signs, power lines, they keep on flashing, flashing by

And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye
And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye

Your breath hot upon my cheek, and we crossed, that line
You made me strong when I was feeling weak, and we crossed, that one time
Screaming stop signs, staring wild eyes, keep on flashing, flashing by

And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye
And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye

The devil grins from ear to ear when he sees the hand he's dealt us
Points at your flaming hair, and then we're playing hide and seek
I can't breathe easy here, less our trail's gone cold behind us
Till' in the john mirror you stare at yourself grown old and weak

And we keep driving into the night
It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye

Based on a poem by Sam Lake

Don't Mess With Me

Sometimes I know there's nothing to say
So do I pick up my puzzle and just walk away
Do I follow my conscience
Am I mock sincere
I don't know what I'm doing here

I have a knack for perceiving things
I can see how it sounds
I can feel how it sings
When you paint me an image of who you are
I know it's the best by far

So
Don't, don't, don't mess my hair, if all you do is fake it
Don't, don't, don't say you care, cos I could never shake it
Don't, don't, don't mess with me
Don't, don't, don't mess with me

No point of view is enough to quell
The rigors of passion in this world I dwell
If I'm going to scale the highest wall
I'm gonna give it my all

Riding along with this train of thought
I see everything, I find all I sought
And I try to kick the habit of trying to reach
But there's something I do beseech

So please
Don't, don't, don't mess my hair, if all you do is fake it
Don't, don't, don't say you care, cos I could never shake it
Don't, don't, don't mess with me
Don't, don't, don't mess with me

I'll say it's not surprising
You're sweet talking, mesmerizing, juicy and appetizing
True
But will I need to get over you

Feels like my sun is rising
Tick, tick, tick, synchronizing
Readjusting, organizing me
Is this fiction reality

Bless the uncompromising
With no shame for advertising
When my needs go through downsizing
I need someone to pick up my beat

My dreams need realizing
Candles on sugar icing
Judgment and harmonizing
Or it'll end up like before

Don't, don't, don't mess my hair, if all you do is fake it
Don't, don't, don't say you care, cos I could never shake it
Don't, don't, don't mess with me
Don't, don't, don't mess with me

3 AM

More than you know it I'm aware
Of this connection that we share
I know it seems like sometimes I don't care
But you are the colors that I wear

It's been a few hours, nearly dawn
You've been real quiet all along
Now, I cannot help but think there's something wrong
Hey baby, what's going on

3 AM we seemed alright, couldn't be better
On our way into the light
Now 3 AM is gone, along with when there's nothing wrong
3 AM it seemed alright

If I have been thoughtless, let me know
I can take a hint you know, though I'm a little slow
Just don't keep it in you, lest it take root and grow
The bottom line here's I love you so

3 AM we seemed alright, couldn't be better
On our way into the light
Now 3 AM is gone, along with when there's nothing wrong
3 AM it seemed alright

3 AM we seemed alright, like never better
On our way into the light
Now 3 AM is gone, along with when there's nothing wrong
3 AM it seemed alright

3 AM we seemed alright, couldn't be better

3 AM we seemed alright, like never better

Stay

Morning comes slow today
Memories push through from yesterday
Where will I be tomorrow
What do I have to show
From my life
Stay, I need you here for a new day to break
Stay, I want you near, like a shadow in my wake

Flow with life down the drain
Memories and force of will sustain
Where will I be tomorrow
What will be left to show

From my life

Stay

It's the little things, little things, little things, that make the world
The little things, little things, little things that make the world

It's the little things, little things, little things, that make the world
It's the little things, little things, little things

Stay

Seek You Out

Never said you'd promise anything
Never told to trust you blindly
Never thought you'd hurt me either

Never had a chance now ain't that so
Never should've wept when you let go
Never thought you'd push me away

Sad as it may be
I'm glad it's over finally
Speaks volumes of me
When letting go is never easy

So I'll seek you out, just to find myself
And I'll worry 'bout consequences later
I hear you out, till I hear myself
Hear myself in you

Never knew if we were really true
Never thought I'd ever get to you
Never thought I'd end up like this

Never was I stronger than I'm now
Never felt this much a fool somehow
Never had much thought for myself

Sad as it may be

So I'll seek you out, just to find myself

So I'll seek you out, just to find myself

So I'll seek you out, just to find myself

Never knew if we were really true
Never thought I'd ever get to you
Never thought I'd end up like this

Never said you'd promise anything
Never told to trust you blindly
Never thought you'd hurt me

Shallow

More in my face
Than is my taste
I grow so weary I'll surrender

To what they say
Let them lead the way
Till' I can no longer remember

My darling dreams
Prewritten scenes
Whatever felt my own

So to save face
I'll take my place
Where I may safely feel alone

Glad the waters are so shallow
When the river runs so cold
Glad the waters are so shallow
When the river runs cold

I'm quick to wait
And slow to hate
They call me gracious for my patience

And I feel proud
Under that shroud
And all the while it's all evasion

Some humor here
To fend off fear
And I'm a little more lost, oh dear

So to save face
I'll hold my place
So I may safely feel alone

Glad the waters are so shallow

Everything Fades

Silly thoughts of small deeds
Everything that once answered to your needs
The thoughtless but kind
The caring but blind
Everything fades away

Everything fades away come turning of the tide
For your love I'm sorry
For your pain, don't worry
Everything fades away

Silhouettes and false leads
That which drew you like a crow to glass beads
Secrets spied
Wishes sighed
Everything fades away

Everything fades away come turning of the tide

All I'm saying is don't give up when you're getting so close
All I'm saying is don't give up, it's the right way you chose

Everything fades away come turning of the tide

Everything fades away come turning of the tide

Someone Special

I wake up to the sound of rain upon my sill
Pick up the pieces of my yesterday old thrill
Can I deliver this used up shiver
To how I pronounce my life
And leave it up to faith to go by its own will

Back row to the left
A little to the side
Slightly out of place
Look beyond the light
Where you'd least expect
There's someone special

A foggy morning greets me quietly today
I smell a fragrance in the wind blowing my way
And ever further I run to find her
I yearn to define my life
Placing my faith in chance to meet me in half way

Back row to the left

And she's here to write her name
On my skin with kisses in the rain
Hold my head and ease my pain
In a world that's gone insane

Back row to the left

Illusion & Dream

Look in my eyes I'll make you see
We're drifting aimlessly
Blind in a world of make believe

Hear them sing their songs off key
N' nod like they agree
Buying the need to be discreet

I've got no hand in matters worldly, I hardly care at all
What's going on fails to concern me, cos I'm locked behind my wall
But you know what drives me out
Out of my mind

It's whatever makes you see, makes you believe
And forget about the premonition you need to conceive
That the images they sell are illusion & dream
In other words dishonesty

If I speak ill, please humor me
Won't rant on endlessly
Just thought I'd try to make you see

It doesn't solve a thing to dress it in a pretty gown
A stone will not need you to guess if
You're still going to drown
So you know what drives me out
Out of my mind

It's whatever makes you see, makes you believe
And forget about the premonition you need to conceive
That the images they sell are illusion & dream
In other words dishonesty

So can you name your demon?
Understand its scheming
I raise my glass and say "here's to you"
Can you chase your demon?
Or will it take your freedom?
I raise my class and say "here's to you"

I've got no hand

It's whatever makes you see, makes you believe

So whatever makes you see, makes you believe

Sleep

Hear your heartbeat
Beat a frantic pace
And it's not even seven AM

You're feeling the rush
Of anguish settling
You cannot help showing them in

Hurry up then
Or you'll fall behind and
They will take control of you

And you need to heal
The hurt behind your eyes
Fickle words crowding your mind

So
Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in
Like waves of sweet fire, you're safe within
Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in
And carry you over to a new morning

Try as you might
You try to give it up
Seems to be holding on fast

Its hand in your hand
A shadow over your
A beggar for soul in your face

Still it don't matter
If you won't listen
If you won't let it follow you

You just need to heal
Make good all your lies
Move on and don't look behind

So
Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in

Day after day
Fickle visions
Messing with your head
Fickle, vicious
Sleeping in your bed
Messing with your head
Fickle visions
Fickle, vicious

Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in

Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in

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"Will (Remix)" lyrics

Joyner Lucas & Will Smith Lyrics

"Will (Remix)"

[Joyner Lucas:]
Hey
Will
Yeah

I'm feelin' like Will (Hey)
I feel like a prince
I'm feelin' myself (Buck, buck)
I'm loaded with bills
'Cause I wasn't blessed
With no Uncle Phil (Woah)
Don't know how it feels
I wanted to flex
They told me to chill (Chill)
I'm makin' a flip (Flip)
My life is a flick (Flick)
Now load up the film

[Will Smith:]
Yeah
You feelin' like me? I feel like a prince that turned to a king
Found me a queen, started a family and got me a team
On top of my dreams, Joyner, I know you inspired by me
Like I was inspired by Nelson Mandela, I give him a rose for every endeavor
And shoutout to Julius Erving, one of the legends I worship
Muhammad Ali put the work in, he was the champ, the greatest, he earned it
I love that you think that I'm perfect but I have plenty mistakes and burdens
My grandmama thought I was worthless, she always got at me when I was searching
I wouldn't be me if it wasn't for her (I wouldn't be Will)
I wouldn't be Willie, I couldn't be me if there wasn't no Eddie
I wouldn't be Will if I wasn't from Philly
Ain't nothin' much that you really can tell me
Willy been cold since Benny and Jerry
Must've forgot that I really get busy
They must've forgot who invented "Get Jiggy," ayy
Back before there was streaming sales
Way before all the iTunes and the fans had to get CDs still
Sixty million records sold, I was on fire, I ain't even need a grill
Did it all with no cuss words, I ain't have to curse just to keep it real
Me and Jazz in the late eighties, writin' rhymes, makin' tapes daily
Fresh Prince make the babes crazy, rest in peace to James Avery
Even when the streets call me corny I still ain't ever let the hate break me
I just wanted the respect first, I still ain't ever let the fame change me
New me, but I'm old school
Big Willy on the ProTools
Still fresh and I'm so smooth
I still got on my old shoes
I give Jada one thousand kisses, ain't nothin' change since '02
Martin Lawrence get a rose too
He a legend and a GOAT too
Man, I love how you break the rules
Pushing limits and you make it cool
Joyner Lucas wasn't made to lose
You a legend in the making too
What a beauty, my life's a movie
I swear I'm only on take two
All my kids turned out great and I know your son gon' be great too
Brick by brick, buildin' a wall that no one could break
Flip by flip, glad I could help so you could be straight
And life's a trip, but who could relate?
The legends are gone but it ain't too late
To give 'em a rose and carry the grace
'Cause not every hero is wearin' a cape

[Joyner Lucas:]
I'm feelin' like Will (Hey)
I feel like a prince
I'm feelin' myself (Buck, buck)
I'm loaded with bills
'Cause I wasn't blessed
With no Uncle Phil (Woah)
Don't know how it feels
I wanted to flex
They told me to chill (Chill)
I'm makin' a flip (Flip)
My life is a flick, mhm



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Writer(s): Kevin Lingham, Gary Maurice Lucas Jr.

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Joyner Lucas \u0026 Will Smith - Will Remix (Lyrics)

Origins Lyrics

Natural


Will you hold the line, when every one of them has given up and given in, tell me
In this house of mine
Nothing ever comes without a consequence or cost tell me
Will the stars align
Will heaven step in will it save us from our sin, will it?
‘Cause this house of mine stands strong

That's the price you pay
Leave behind your heart and cast away
Just another product of today
Rather be the hunter than the prey

And you are standing on the edge face up
‘Cause you’re a natural
A beating heart of stone
You gotta be so cold
To make it in this world
Yeah you’re a natural
Living your life cutthroat
You gotta be so cold
Yeah you’re a natural

Will somebody let me see the light within the dark trees shadowing
What’s happenin?
Looking through the glass find the wrong within the past knowing
We are youth
Cut until it bleeds inside a world without the peace, face it.

A bit of the truth, the truth

That's the price you pay
Leave behind your heart and cast away

Just another product of today
Rather be the hunter than the prey

And you are standing on the edge face up
‘Cause you’re a natural
A beating heart of stone
You gotta be so cold
To make it in this world
Yeah you’re a natural
Living your life cutthroat
You gotta be so cold
Yeah you’re a natural

Deep inside me
I’m fading to black I’m fading
Took an oath by the blood of my hand, won’t break it
I can taste it the end is upon us I swear
gonna make it
I’m gonna make it

Natural
A beating heart of stone
You gotta be so cold
To make it in this world
Yeah you’re a natural
Living your life cutthroat
You gotta be so cold
Yeah you’re a natural


Boomerang


How many lies do we have to tell?
To keep from saying that I wish you well

How many times I said I’m moving on
How many times that false alarm goes off, goes off
I know I’ll see you tomorrow

‘Cause I’m bad at letting you go, letting you go, letting you go, letting you go
Moving on, moving on, moving on, moving on
I’m ready to go, ready to go
Ready to throw, ready to throw
You’re my boomerang, boomerang
You’re my boomerang, boomerang

How many tears do we have to cry?
How many sleepless lonely nights?
To work it out is it worth it now

Should we go ahead or should we turn around
I know I’ll see you tomorrow

‘Cause I’m bad at letting you go, letting you go, letting you go, letting you go
Moving on, moving on, moving on, moving on
I’m ready to go, ready to go
Ready to throw, ready to throw
You’re my boomerang, boomerang
You’re my boomerang, boomerang

Just because it isn’t easy doesn't mean that it is wrong
Everything that we have been working on, working on so long

You’re my boomerang, boomerang
You’re my boomerang, boomerang
You’re my boomerang, boomerang
You’re my boomerang, boomerang

Letting you go, letting you go, letting you go, letting you go
Moving on, moving on, moving on, moving on
I’m ready to go, ready to go
Ready to throw, ready to throw

You’re my boomerang, boomerang
You’re my boomerang, boomerang

Letting you go, letting you go, letting you go, letting you go
Moving on, moving on, moving on, moving on
I’m ready to go, ready to go
Ready to throw, ready to throw
You’re my boomerang, boomerang
You’re my boomerang, boomerang


Machine


All of my life
I’ve been sitting at the table
Watching them kids their living in a fable Looks, luck, money and never left a’wishin
But now it’s about time to raise up and petition

All of my life
I’ve been sitting at the table
Watching them kids living in a fable
Looks, luck, money and never left a’wishin
But now it’s about time to stand up and petition

Cause I’ve been wondering
When you’re gonna see I’m not for sale
I’ve been questioning
When you’re gonna see I’m not a part of your machine
Not a part of your machine

I’m not scared of what you’re gonna tell me
No I’m not scared of the beast in the belly
Fill my cup with endless ambition
And paint this town with my very own vision

I’m not scared of what you’re gonna tell me
And I’m not scared of the beast in the belly
Fill my cup with endless ambition
And paint this town with my very own vision

Cause I’ve been wondering
When you’re gonna see I’m not for sale
I’ve been questioning
When you’re gonna see I’m not a part of your machine
Not a part of your machine

I am the machine
I am the machine

Cause I’ve been wondering
When you gonna see I’m not for sale
I’ve been questioning
When you’re gonna see I’m not a part of your machine
Not a part of your machine

Cause I’ve been wondering
When you’re gonna see I’m not for sale
I’ve been questioning
When you’re gonna see I’m not a part of your machine
Not a part of your machine

I am the machine


Cool Out


Just before I go
Yes I know that I’m losing control and
I want to take things slow, put my mind in cruise control I know I’m always pacing
And I blame it on the pressure I’m facing
I want to take things slow, put my mind in cruise control

Standing on your front porch saying don't go
You were looking at me wild saying just go home and
Cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So just, cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So cool out, stay high, stay fresh, play nice
And just, cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So cool out

You’re always saying that you read my sign and,
Always wishing that I take the time but,
You know that's not my speed
Only believe what I can see
I live my life in black and white
I know that's not what you would like
That's all I know, I put my mind in cruise control

Standing on your front porch saying don't go
You were looking at me wild saying just go home
Cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So just cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So cool out, stay high, stay fresh, play nice
And just, cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So cool out
So cool out

All the things that you detest in me
They keep you coming back for more you see
We make each other get a bit crazy
But you will always be a part of me

Cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So just, cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So cool out, stay high, stay fresh, play nice
And just, cool out, baby I don't think I’m the one for you
So cool out
So cool out
Cool out
So cool out


Bad Liar


Oh hush my dear, it’s been a difficult year And terrors don’t prey on innocent victims Trust me darlin’, trust me darlin’
It’s been a loveless year
I’m a man of three fears
Integrity, faith and crocodile tears
Trust me darlin’, trust me darlin’
So look me in the eyes Tell me what you see Perfect paradise Tearing at the seams
I wish I could escape it I don’t want to fake it I wish I could erase it
Make your heart believe

But I’m a bad liar Bad liar
Now you know
Now you know
I’m a bad liar
Bad liar
Now you know
You’re free to go

Did all my dreams never mean one thing
Does happiness lie in a diamond ring
Oh I’ve been asking, for
Oh I’ve been asking, for problems, problems, problems

I wage my war, on the world inside
I take my gun to the enemy's side
Oh I’ve been asking for (trust me darlin’)
Oh I’ve been asking (trust me darlin’), for problems, problems, problems

So look me in the eyes
Tell me what you see
Perfect paradise
Tearing at the seams
I wish I could escape it
I don’t want to fake it
I wish I could erase it
Make your heart believe

But I’m a bad liar
Bad liar
Now you know
Now you know
I’m a bad liar
Bad liar
Now you know
You’re free to go

I can’t breathe
I can’t be
I can’t be what you want me to be
Believe me this one time, believe me

I’m a bad liar
Bad liar
Now you know
Now you know
I’m a bad liar
Bad liar
Now you know
You’re free to go

Please believe me
Please believe me


West Coast


One more day we’ll spend together
Let your eyes look up upon me for the better
Oh I know I’m worse for weather
But my love I won’t give up
Spend my days cursing my soul
Wishing I could paint my scars and make me whole
Oh I know I could be better
Oh my love I won’t give up

I ain’t no superman, I ain’t no holy ghost
I’m just the one that keeps you up at night you love the most
I’ll be your strong man, I’ll be your west coast
I’ll be the sun, I’ll be the waves, I’ll be the one you love the most

I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be your west coast honey
I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be your west coast honey

I’ll change my ways if you would stay
And all your tears you have cried will go away
Oh just grant me one more day
Oh my love please don't give up
I see the devil at my door
I see the future of the ones I’ve ignored
I guess I was born to be at war
And my love I won’t give up
So my love please don't give up

I ain’t no superman, I ain’t no holy ghost
I’m just the one that keeps you up at night you love the most
I’ll be your strong man, I’ll be your west coast
I’ll be the sun, I’ll be the waves, I’ll be the one you love the most

I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be your west coast honey
I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be your west coast honey
I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be your west coast honey
I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be your west coast honey

Gonna give you that feeling Gonna give you that feeling


Zero


I find it hard to say the things I want to say the most
Find a little bit of steady as I get close
Find a balance in the middle of the chaos
Send me low send me high send me never demigod
I remember walking in the cold of November
Hoping that I make it to the end of December
27 years and the end on my mind
But holding to the thought of another time
But looking to the ways of the ones before me
Looking for the path of the young and lonely
I don’t want to hear about what to do
I don’t want to do it just to do it for you

Hello, hello let me tell what it’s like to be a zero, zero
Let me show you what it’s like to always feel, feel
Like I’m empty and there’s nothing really real, real
I’m looking for a way out

Hello, hello let me tell what it’s like to be a zero, zero
Let me show you what it’s like to never feel, feel
Like I’m good enough for anything that’s real, real
I’m looking for a way out

I find it hard to tell you how I want to run away
I understand it always makes you feel a certain way
I find a balance in the middle of the chaos
Send me up send me down
Send me never demigod

I remember walking in the heat of the summer
Wide eyed one with a mind full of wonder
27 years and I’ve nothing to show
Falling from the dove to the dark of the crow
Looking to the ways of the ones before me
Looking for a path of the young and lonely
I don’t want to hear about what to do
I don’t want to do it just to do it for you

Hello, hello let me tell what it’s like to be a zero, zero
Let me show you what it’s like to always feel, feel
Like I’m empty and there’s nothing really real, real
I’m looking for a way out

Hello, hello let me tell what it’s like to be a zero, zero
Let me show you what it’s like to never feel, feel
Like I’m good enough for anything that’s real, real
I’m looking for a way out
Let me tell you bout it
Let me tell you bout it

Maybe you’re the same as me

Let me tell you bout it
Let me tell you bout it

They say the truth will set you free

Hello, hello let me tell what it’s like to be a zero, zero
Let me show you what it’s like to always feel, feel
Like I’m empty and there’s nothing really real, real
I’m looking for a way out

Hello, hello let me tell what it’s like to be a zero, zero
Let me show you what it’s like to never feel, feel
Like I’m good enough for anything that’s real, real
I’m looking for a way out


Bullet in a Gun


The roman king, the Romulus, the precipice born to change
The final days, the last embrace Augustus, Nero taking names
I’m high then I’m low, low stop then
I go, go bipolar
Oh, oh yes then I’m no, no
My time will come
I promise that
Pull the trigger back, back

Bullet in a gun
But in the end my time will come
Like a bullet in a gun
Blood, sweat, and tears to be the one
Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
Bullet in a gun

To make a name you pay the price
You give your life no other way
The devils deal it comes around
To wear the crown
Rise up from the ground

I’m high then I’m low, low stop then
I go, go bipolar
Oh, oh yes then I’m no, no
My time will come
I promise that
Pull the trigger back, back

Bullet in a gun
but in the end my time will come
Like a bullet in a gun
Blood, sweat, and tears to be the one
Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
Bullet in a

How many voices go unheard
How many lessons never learned
How many artists fear the light, fear the pain, go insane, lose your mind, lose yourself
(You only care about fame and wealth)
Sellout, sellout, sellout

Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
But in the end my time will come
Like a Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
Blood, sweat, and tears to be the one
Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
Bullet in a gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun, gun
Bullet in a


Digital


You know how we do

I want a new world
Without the order
I wanna resurrect and live a little shorter

I want it heavy
I want the fury
I wanna beat it out the judge and the jury

From the outside everything looks right, from the outside, from the outside

From the outside everything looks right, from the outside, from the outside

We are we are the face of the future
We are we are the digital heartbeat
We are we are the face of the future
We don’t wanna change we just wanna change everything

Aye aye aye aye digital digital
Aye aye aye aye digital heartbeat
Aye aye aye aye digital digital
We don’t wanna change we just wanna change everything

I want a new world without the order
I wanna resurrect and live a little shorter

I want it heavy
I want the fury
I wanna beat it out the judge and the jury

From the outside everything looks right, from the outside, from the outside

From the outside everything looks right, From the outside, from the outside

We are we are the face of the future
We are we are the digital heartbeat
We are we are the face of the future
We don’t wanna change we just wanna change everything

Aye aye aye aye digital digital
Aye aye aye aye digital heartbeat
Aye aye aye aye digital digital
We don’t wanna change we just wanna change everything

And they been saying, they been saying the same thing
And they, they been saying they been saying the same thing
And they, they been saying they been saying the same thing
And- they been saying they been saying the same thing
And they, they been saying they been saying the same thing
And they they been saying they been saying the same thing
They they been saying they been saying the same thing
And they they been saying they been saying the same thing

We are we are the face of the future
We are we are the digital heartbeat
We are we are the face of the future
We don’t wanna change we just wanna change everything

Aye aye aye aye digital digital
Aye aye aye aye digital heartbeat
Aye aye aye aye digital digital
We don’t wanna change we just wanna change everything

Aye aye aye aye digital digital
Aye aye aye aye digital heartbeat
Aye aye aye aye digital digital
We don’t wanna change we just wanna change everything


Only


Oh pretty baby, you're my motivator
Got me changing my words and my behavior
Pretty lady, you're my operator, got me dialing your number just to hear ya

Tell me the things that you want
I give you all that I’ve got
Open your eyes then you will see

It’s just you and me, only
Throwing at the keys
Just living in a dream
It’s just you and me, only
Listen to you breathe, just, living in a dream
It’s just you and me

My disaster you’re my only answer
Got me thinking that I could be a master
Pretty baby you’re my heavy ocean
Weigh me down and give me your devotion

Tell me the things that you want
I give you all that I’ve got
Open your eyes then you will see

It’s just you and me, only
Throwing out the keys
Just living in a dream
It’s just you and me, only
Listen to you breathe, just, living in a dream
It’s just you and me

Take, take me over
Oh take me over I don't want to wake up
Take, take me over
Oh take me over I don't want to wake up
It’s just you and me

Dream dream dream dream Dreamworld
(Take, take me over, oh take me over, I don't want to wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up)

It’s just you and me, only
Listen to you breathe just living in a dream
It’s just you and me, only
Throwing at the keys just living in a dream
It’s just you and me, only
Listen to you breathe just living in a dream
It’s just you and me


Stuck


Time goes by and still I am stuck on you
Yeah time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you

I’ve been afraid don’t wanna fade out of my body
I’ve been astray, barely awake, floating above me
Covered in grey what can I say, I’ve been a zombie
I’m feeling like I’ve been locked in a grave

You were the laugh, you were the life, you were the party
You were the brave, I was the weak, you were the army
You were the faith, you were the truth, I was the sorry
I’m feeling like you’ve been taken away

You were my one, you were my one
When all has been said, all has been done
You were my one, you were my one
Now I am left reaching above me

Time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you
Time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you

Why did you leave, why did you go leaving me lonely?
Didn’t you know you were the home, you were the only
Where did you go, where did you go, where did you go?
Come back to me

You were my one, you were my one When all has been said, all has been done You were my one, you were my one Now I am left reaching above me
Time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you Yeah time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you
Time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you
Yeah time goes by and still I am stuck on you, stuck on you
As time goes by, as time goes by
Time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you Time goes by and still I am stuck on you, you


Love


It’s been a long time coming, coming
Seeming like we’ve all been running, running
Feeling like the wild west gunnin’ gunnin’
Listen to our elders shunning shunning
Flipping on the news beat talking talking
All about the problems, shocking, shocking
We put on our headphones, walking, walking
We put on our headphones

Where did we all go wrong?
Love, love, love
La la la love, love, love
La la la love, love, love
La la la love, love, love
Where did we all,
Where did we all go wrong?

All we see is faces color, color
All the other races other, other
Why can’t you just be my brother, brother
We don’t have to kill one another
Kill one another

All around the world
We are one
We are one
All around the world
We are one

So where did we all go wrong?
Love, love, love
La la la love, love, love
La la la love, love, love
La la la love, love, love Where did we all,
Where did we all go wrong?

Love, love, love
It’s darkest before the dawn
Love is our only hope
Where did we all,
Where did we all go wrong?

We got the same blood, blood
We got the same blood
But will it be enough, ‘nough
Will it be enough?

We got the same heart beat
We’re living for the same dream
We got the same blood stream
Where did we all go wrong?

Where did we all,
Where did we all go wrong?
Love, love, love
It’s darkest before the dawn
Love, love, love
Love is our only hope
Where did we all,
Where did we all go wrong?

Where did we all, where did we all
Where did we all, where did we all
Where did we all, where did we all
Where did we all,
Where did we all go wrong?

Where did we all, where did we all
Where did we all, where did we all
Where did we all, where did we all
Where did we all,
Where did we all go wrong?


Birds


Two hearts
One valve,
Pumping the blood, we were the flood, we were the body and
Two lives
One life
Sticking it out, letting you down, making it right

Seasons they will change, life will make you grow, dreams will make you cry, cry, cry
Everything is temporary, everything will slide, love will never die, die, die

I know that birds fly in different directions
I hope to see you again

Sunsets,
Sunrises,
Living the dream, watching the leaves, changing the seasons
Some nights
I think of you
Reliving the past, wishing it’d last, wishing and dreaming
Seasons they will change, life will make you grow, death can make you hard, hard, hard
Everything is temporary, everything will slide, love will never die, die, die

I know that birds fly in different directions
I hope to see you again
Birds fly in different directions
So fly high, so fly high

When the moon is looking down
Shining light upon your ground
I’m flying up to let you see
That the shadow cast is me

I know that birds fly in different directions
I hope to see you again
Birds fly in different directions
So fly high, so fly high
So fly high, so fly high
So fly high, so fly high


Burn Out


Patience’s only gets you so far
Blood will get you further
Pain will only make your heart hard, tossed in fury’s weather
Innocence is beautiful to see won’t you box it up for me, for me

Oh, give me strength and give me peace
If anyone’s out there won't you hear me?
Its just another downpour don't let it get the best of you
It’s only up from the floor light everything inside of you
Don't burn out don't burn out on me
Don't burn out don't burn out on me

Sadness is my enemy I fear time will age him gently
Walking by my side for all these years seems that we’ve grown friendly
Happiness is beautiful to see won’t you box it up for me, for me

Oh, give me strength and give me peace
If anyone’s out there won’t you hear me?
Its just another downpour don't let it get the best of you
It’s only up from the floor light everything inside of you
Don't burn out don't burn out on me
Don't burn out don't burn out on me

It’s just another downpour
It’s just another downpour

I wont give up

Its just another downpour don't let it get the best of you
It’s only up from the floor light everything inside of you
I don't wanna let you go
I don't wanna let you go
Don't burn out don't burn out on me
I don't wanna let you go
I don't wanna let you go
Don't burn out don't burn out on me


Real Life


She says that the world is a broken mess
And it’s always on her mind
She cries at the news when the shots ring out
Every single time

And no, I cannot fix it
No I cannot make it stop

So I said hey, turn your phone off
Won’t you look me in my eye
Can’t we live that real life, real life
Hey turn your phone off
Won’t you look me in my eye
Can’t we live that real life, real life

She prays on her knees as the towers fall
To a god she does not know
She’s begging him to stop the mess
As the Boston bombs will blow

She says how can I ever believe
In something that would step aside and watch
And I got no words to say
‘Cause I think I lost my faith
But I fake it for the day, oh everything will be okay

And no, I cannot fix it
No I cannot make it stop

So I said hey, turn your phone off
Won’t you look me in my eye
Can’t we live that real life, real life
Hey, turn your phone off
Won’t you look me in my eye
Can’t we live that real life, real life

I wish I had the answers
Something you could hold to
The only thing that’s real to me
Is you

Turn your phone off
Won’t you look me in my eye
Can’t we live that real life, real life
Hey, turn your phone off
Won’t you look me in my eye
Can’t we live that real life, real life

Real life, real life
Real life, real life

Sours: https://www.imaginedragonsmusic.com/lyrics

Will lyrics like feeling

Lyrics

I love you I hate you I’m on the fence it all depends whether I’m up I’m down I’m on the mend transcending all reality.

I like you despise you admire you what are we gonna do when everything all falls through?

I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success but I digress at least I’ve tried my very best I guess.

This that the other why even bother, it won’t be with me on my death bed, but I’ll still be in your head.

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you.

Tell me I’m exceptional I promise to exploit you.

Give me all your money and I’ll make some origami, honey.

I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny.

My internal monologue is saturated analogue, It’s scratched and drifting, I’ve become attached to the idea it’s all a shifting dream bitter sweet philosophy, I’ve got no idea how I even got here.

I’m resentful I’m having an existential time crisis, what bliss, daylight savings won’t fix this mess.

Underworked and oversexed I must express my disinterest, the rats are back inside my head what would Freud have said?

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you.

Tell me I’m exceptional I promise to exploit you.

Give me all your money and I’ll make some origami, honey.

I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny.

I wanna wash out my head with turpentine and cyanide, I dislike this internal diatribe when I try to catch your eye I hate seeing you crying in the kitchen I don’t know why it affects me like this when you’re not even mine to consider.

Erroneous.

Harmonious.

I’m hardly sanctimonious.

Dirty clothes, I suppose, we all outgrow ourselves.

I’m a fake, I’m a phoney, I’m awake, I’m alone, I’m homely, I’m a Scorpio.

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you.

Tell me I’m exceptional I promise to exploit you.

Give me all your money and I’ll make some origami, honey.

I think you’re a joke but I don’t find you very funny.

Sours: https://courtneybarnett.com.au/lyrics
WILL SMITH DATS TUFF! - Joyner Lucas \u0026 Will Smith - Will (Remix) (REACTION!!!)

"Will" lyrics

Joyner Lucas Lyrics

"Will"

Hey
Will
Yeah

I'm feelin' like Will (Hey)
I think I'm a prince, I'm feelin' myself (Buck, buck)
I'm loaded with bills, 'cause I wasn't blessed with no Uncle Phil (Woah)
Don't know how it feels
I wanted to flex, they told me to chill (Chill)
I'm makin' a flip (Flip)
My life is a flick, come load up the film (Hey)

I got me some paper, hired a butler and got me a waiter (Woah)
I wanna get married, but none of my shorties remind me of Jada
Or maybe I'm just too afraid to settle, I wish I was plannin' it different
I think it's a phase, I'm very conditioned
I'm stuck in my ways and scared of commitment, I'm very conflicted (Ooh)
I got the drip and I'm saucy, ooh (Buck, buck, buck)
ADHD, I'm a bad boy
I think I might just pull up in the 'Rari, ooh
I might just skrrtt up the Philly
They call me Big Willie, I think I'm Mike Lowrey, ooh
Ain't nothin' much you can tell me, I blew through a milli and threw me a party, ooh (Buck, buck)

I know I'm the one
Dammit, I made it, I look at my son
I feel like I'm dreamin', he truly a blessin'
I'm really elated, I pray that he grow up like Willow or Jaden
I know that he will
I hope he look up to me like we used to look up to Phil
I know that's it's real
I lay a brick at a time for somethin' I know I can build
I learn it from Will

I know ain't nothin' got set us back (Buck)
You take it from me, I get it back (Buck, buck)
Me and my homies forever strapped (Buck)
We roll up on 'em like Men in Black (Bah)
I blow your chest through your head and back (Yeah)
I think I done made a mess (Mess)
I'm in Cali with a vest (Hey)
That's the wild Wild West (Yeah)
I told my homies I'm good with the labels, I don't need to sign the dots (Yeah)
They must not know me, they cannot control me 'cause I ain't no I, Robot (Hey)
Yeah, I grew up on a legend and I gotta show it
I learned a lot from him and I owe it
Homie's my idol and don't even know it, ooh

I'm feelin' like Will (Hey)
I think I'm a prince, I'm feelin' myself (Buck, buck)
I'm loaded with bills (Ooh), 'cause I wasn't blessed with no Uncle Phil (Blah)
Don't know how it feels (Feels)
I wanted to flex, they told me to chill (Chill)
I'm makin' a flip (Flip)
My life is a flick, now load up the film (Hey)

I'm goin' back to Maimi to meet with the cartel (Ooh-ooh)
All of you rappers be runnin' 'round tellin' shark tales (Hey-hey)
I was tryna make a flip when y'all was doin' cartwheels
The Pursuit of Happiness, I was rock bottom now I'm out spendin' large bills (Oh)
And I got a shorty who stuck in a bubble, but I'm still love with her hustle (Ooh)
Her body bangin' but she don't stop talkin', I wish that she come with a muzzle (Ooh)
I don't know if I'm in love with the pieces or I'm just in love with the puzzle (Hey)
But I had to leave her 'cause I know these girls these days ain't nothin' but trouble (Nothin' but trouble)

I know I'm the one
Damn it I made it, now look what I’ve done (Buck, buck, buck)
I feel like I’m dreamin', I count all my blessings
I’m really elated, I know I Am Legend or one in the makin'
I know that it’s real
I hope they look up to me like we used to look up to Phil (Buck, buck, buck)
I know that you will
I lay a brick at a time for somethin' I know I can build (Buck, buck, buck)

That's how we leave an impression (Buck)
Yes, I believe in expression (Hey)
I got some secrets and weapons (Buck)
That might just leave a concussion (Ah)
Give me three wishes, I think I'm Aladdin but there ain't no genie to bless us (Yeah)
I ain't had nothin' just me and heater at night, he be sleep on the dresser (Word)
I cannot fold, I hit all my goals, I did it with pride (Did it with pride)
Ain't nothin' worst than losin' your hero and couldn't say bye (Couldn't say bye)
And we never know just when it's our time, the legends are gone and we don't know why
So before they go, look here go a toast so give 'em a rose while they still alive (Buck)

I'm feelin' like Will (Hey)
I think I'm a prince, I'm feelin' myself (Buck, buck)
I'm loaded with bills (Ooh), 'cause I wasn't blessed with no Uncle Phil (Blah)
Don't know how it feels (Feels)
I wanted to flex, they told me to chill (Chill)
I'm makin' a flip (Flip)
My life is a flick, mmm



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Writer(s): Kevin Lingham, Gary Maurice Lucas Jr.

The song pays homage to Joyner's idol, actor and hip-hop legend Will Smith.

Sours: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/joynerlucas/will.html

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16 lyrics that will make your jaw drop

For a lot of us, music is our guiding light, our be-all and end-all, our way of life. For others, it merely acts as white noise to drown out the unbearable silence. No matter what it does for you, it’s impossible to deny that life feels incomplete without it.

That’s why various members of The Post’s Beat Staff have each compiled two sets of lyrics that never fail to make our jaws drop. Whether they’re clever wordplay, pure genius or flat-out heart-wrenching, these lyrics have stuck with us throughout the years. Now, we want to share them with you. 

Here are 16 jaw-dropping lyrics:

1. “I’m in therapy / She’s in therapy / Turns out all the answers are just questions for next week’s sessions.” -“The Contours” by Owen

The world keeps going in circles — at least for Mike Kinsella, who hasn’t found a sliver of splendor since at least , when Owen’s self-titled debut made it to shelves. Nine albums later, on The Avalanche, he has somehow reached his most poignant form, getting better and simultaneously sadder with time. The only constant in Kinsella’s life right now is the gloomy guitar accenting his aching words as he watches his marriage fall apart. They’ve tried couples counseling, but he’s discovered every time they thought something was solved, it would always have another unearthed layer the following week, and there’s never any progress. Just two tracks earlier on “Dead for Days,” he admits, “I can’t believe she stayed as long as she did.” By the end of this track, he’s asking her for one last night together before they say goodbye forever, and then Kinsella can channel his pain the one way he knows how: into song. - Bre Offenberger, @bre_offenberger

2. “I mean, if it was You that made my body, You probably shouldn’t have made me atheist.” -“If I Believe You” by The

Matty Healy has been struggling with religion ever since he and the rest of The emerged onto the music scene. We’ve seen it in the fan-favorite “Antichrist,” and even on “Nana,” where he unhesitatingly says, “I know that God doesn’t exist.” Right here, though, he’s in his most vulnerable and volatile state, asking for a sign that he’s going to come out of this rough patch unscathed, but he’s finding nothing. A choral group vocalizes right behind him, hammering home his words and pain, as he confronts God head on. All he wants to know is what he can to compel himself to believe. After all, Healy wonders, if he was made to worship and trust Him, why can’t he escape this pool of doubt? - Bre Offenberger, @bre_offenberger

3. “I jack, I rob, I sin / Aw man, I’m Jackie Robinson / Except for when I run base, I dodge the pen” - “Brooklyn Go Hard” by Jay-Z

It’s no secret that Jay-Z allegedly got his financial footing as a drug dealer in the late s and early s before his rap career. In fact discussions about his career as a drug dealer were mainstays in Jay’s earlier work. However, as he matured, his content moved into subject matters far beyond this period of his life. Despite his shift in lyrical content, no single line sums up Jay-Z’s past, or perhaps any rapper’s, as effectively as this one. The clever wordplay on his past crimes listed off as “jack, rob and sin” evokes the image of Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson and seamlessly connects Jay’s story to the larger story of Brooklyn the song is trying to tell. Instead of stopping there, Jay keeps the metaphorical narrative on baseball by comparing his selling of freebase cocaine (“running base”) to Robinson, who was known for his speed when on base. Jay then reminds us that when he “runs base,” he’s avoiding a sentence in a federal penitentiary, not playing baseball. Hearing the line for the first time is truly mind boggling, and it’s a true testament to the storytelling prowess of one of the greatest artists of the last three decades. - Noah Wright, @NoahCampaign

4. “There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me / Sign was painted, it said private property / But on the back side it didn’t say nothing / This land was made for you and me” -“This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie

Obviously, compared to the other lyrics on this list, at face value these are not exactly breathtaking. However, when the context of these lyrics is fully taken in, the opposite is true. This social commentary on class and inequality does not come from a s protest song, it comes from “This Land Is Your Land,” the apparently patriotic hymn most of us probably sang in grade school. Released by one of the earliest protest singers, Woody Guthrie, in , the song has seen its meaning warped over the years. However, this line, which no longer exists on most versions of the song, attempted to pull back the mask on a pre-WWII, Great Depression ravaged America. It brings an immense amount of levity to a song that in many contexts simply sounds like an alternate version of “God Bless America.” Guthrie is quite literally saying America belongs to all of us, not just the few wealthy or powerful enough to own and control large swaths of it. - Noah Wright, @NoahCampaign

5. “Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain / You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today / And then one day you find ten years have got behind you / No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.” — “Time” by Pink Floyd

This entire song touches the depths of my soul, but these lyrics specifically make me think deeper about life and how quickly it moves. These last few years especially, I have felt the fear of growing older, aging and slowly losing my youth. I know 21 is not old, but I feel like I was just 12, fan girl-ing over boy bands in my childhood bedroom in Barnesville, Ohio. Now, here I am, one semester left of college, interning and studying in Los Angeles, across the country from home. My lifelong dreams are in my grasp, and that is amazing, but every time I think of my childhood, I cry uncontrollably because life is so short. Next thing I know, I’ll be “Time” taught me that life is short, and if I don’t live to the fullest every day, I’ll lose track of it. Roger Waters did his thing when he wrote this song, as I am sure many people took it as personally and emotionally as myself. Waters is truly a powerful lyricist. I want to thank my dad for introducing me to Pink Floyd at such a young age. - Hannah Burkhart, @hannahnoelburk 

6. “If I seem edgy, I want you to know / I never mean to take it out on you / Life has its problems and I get more than my share / But that's one thing I never mean to do 'cause I love you.” — “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone

Since I was very young, I have always had trouble expressing my emotions properly. I have always been shy, a bit awkward around people who make me feel left out and scared to talk in group settings. Although I am shy, when I cry, it is a waterfall that I can’t seem to hold back, and when I am angry, I sometimes speak before thinking. My elevated emotions have led me to lose people in my life who don’t understand me or how my emotions work. I have been through some battles mentally, and I am aware that I have taken it out on loved ones. With these lyrics, Horace Ott, Bennie Benjamin and Sol Marcus gave Nina Simone the ability to express exactly what I experience on a regular basis. Simone had a way with revealing her emotions through her voice, and this is heard very strongly in “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” This song will always be in my top 10, and Nina Simone will forever be my favorite vocalist. It gives me goosebumps every time. - Hannah Burkhart, @hannahnoelburk

7. “He said Allahu Akbar, I told him, don’t curse me, yeah / ‘Bo-Bo, you need prayer’ I guess it couldn’t hurt me / If it brings me to my knees / It’s a bad religion” - “Bad Religion” by Frank Ocean

On the surface, one may come across “Bad Religion” by Frank Ocean and praise the track for his vocals and the toned down gospel tune utilized against a ballad. However, it’s the lyrics above all that make it an exceptional song on Christopher Edwin Breaux’s standout album, Channel Orange. 

The lyrics written above are riveting and raw. For many individuals, religion can encompass a variety of meanings. For Frank Ocean, his religion, the faith he worships, is romantic relationships — something not too uncommon among both atheists and spiritual, religious individuals because of its lust appeal that can leave lovers insatiable  — a sometimes addicting sensation. Ocean recognizes though, if a relationship causes him to end up on his knees, begging for reciprocation and requited love, it’s a bad religion, despite how enticing this form of worship may feel in the moment, it is ultimately unhealthy. 

The track also alludes to how any religion can be corrupt, depending on the evil acts it can force people to do, and in the case of “Bad Religion,” the mass shooting of 49 innocent people at a gay club in Orlando. Frank Ocean went as far as posting a letter questioning why religious individuals believe God or whatever deity they follow, would want them to kill or harm others under their religious law. Above all, it’s a complex song that reveals a lot about one-sided love, such as the fact that it can often turn admiration to danger, and what Frank Ocean would describe as “cult-like,” a theme common among many religious individuals as well. - Emma Dollenmayer, @emmadollenmayer 

8. “So I’ll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep / And I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe” - “Last Kiss” by Taylor Swift

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift is one of the best lyricists of our time. Ever since her self-titled debut album, she has embodied the ability to make listeners feel heartbreak thick and through their bones. Essentially, Swift has generated her own genre of heartache, love, lust, revenge, heartfelt and confident songs in the midst of her ever changing style from country to pop to folk.

“Last Kiss” is one of her more coveted -- and longer -- tracks, at a run time of The entirety of the song is filled with emotion and imagery as Swift reminisces on her past, yet most recent love, who she would have never imagined sharing a “last kiss” with. This song specifically made me wonder, “does anybody really imagine having a last kiss with someone they love so deeply?” The answer is usually no, which makes the track and the feeling of foreseeing an end in sight with your current partner, all the more painful. Even worse is being separated and trying to think back to that last kiss and coming to the realization, it was never supposed to be. This applies to a lot of situations in life. 

Wholeheartedly, you never know when you’re going to have your last of anything -- something this song helped me see more clearly. Though, arguably one of the most powerful break-up lines of this song and in the music world in general, is the one written above. We’ve all at one point in time, had to watch someone who was once our best friend turn into a stranger, a lot of times, only keeping up through their social media when oddly, we used to be so close to them we were able to watch them sleep, feel them breathe and then one day, it begins to become a distant memory, and you can feel it happening too. You wonder how someone could ever go from one extreme to the other. It’s simply Spain without the “S.” - Emma Dollenmayer, @emmadollenmayer 

9. “I hate you for what you did, and I miss you like a little kid” - “Motion Sickness” by Phoebe Bridgers

I think a lot of people can relate to this lyric. That’s part of the brilliance of it - Phoebe wrote this so it can apply to many different scenarios. It could be a romantic relationship, where you’ve been hurt so deeply by someone but you just miss them anyway. It could be a parent or guardian letting you down and having to carry that frustration around with you while also feeling that childlike sense of longing for parental support and care. Or, the lyric could apply to a completely different situation altogether. 

It resonates with me so well because even when people hurt me or leave, I feel this unbridled sadness in missing them. It’s so interesting that even the people who hurt you so terribly can still hold a place of love in your heart, but I think Bridgers sums it up better than anyone. It’s easier to shove away certain emotions as you enter adulthood. But as a child, it’s much harder to control your emotions and have a deep understanding of what it means when people leave or hurt you. Bridgers reminds us of that feeling when anger combines with sadness, and how complicated our emotions can be when we are angry with those we love or used to love. - Riley Runnells, @rileyr44

“I love it when you’re fresh / I love it when I take your top off and we share the same breath” - “Nikki” by Logic

I will never forget when I listened to this song for the first time. It was my freshman year of high school, and I was driving home from tennis practice with one of my teammates. She played the song for me and told me to listen to the lyrics, so I did. What I heard was one of the most brilliant songs of all time. Logic has made some incredible music and his lyricism is typically well-done, but this song is a masterclass in writing. He takes you through this entire song believing that he’s talking about a girl; everything from the name “Nikki,” to referring to having sex with her and ditching another girl named Mary for her makes you think he’s talking about an addictive, toxic relationship. The brilliant part about it all is that he is talking about that type of relationship, except it’s not a romantic one. You get to the last line of the final verse, and Logic reveals that he’s been talking about his relationship to nicotine the entire time. Even the reference of “Mary” was referring to marijuana, and how he stopped smoking marijuana to further his nicotine addiction. 

My jaw dropped when I heard this song and made the connection. I listened to it five more times immediately after just to hear all of the references and understand the story better from a different perspective. This song has always been one of my all-time favorites, so it was hard to pick just one line that I loved. But arguably the best Logic lyric he’s ever written is “I love it when you’re fresh, I love it when I take your top off and we share the same breath.” Not only is it so well-placed in the song, but it’s also incredibly clever. Anyone thinking about this in the song’s perceived context is thinking about him having sex and taking the person’s shirt off, which is why it’s so smart that it applies to smoking a pack of cigarettes as well. Addiction is a huge topic in the rap world to cover in albums and tracks, and Logic created not only one of the most vulnerable rap songs about it, but also one that’s wildly clever and gripping.  - Riley Runnells, @rileyr44

) “Had a hundred friends, but I cut ‘em off, I don’t need ‘em / Not like any of them gave a f*** if I was breathing / Summer’s over so they switching around like the seasons / Gotta keep my guard up, now I’m playing defense” - “Hundred” by Khalid

Singer/songwriter Khalid has always done an excellent job of articulating his true feelings to his audience. His album Free Spirit describes his life in the public after becoming notable at such a young age. In “Hundred,” he speaks on how his life has changed since he gained fame. 

Many people have used him for his name and not truly cared about him. I have been a fan of Khalid since near the beginning of his career. However, the release of this song completely changed my perspective of his storytelling abilities. This spoke to me greatly because as we grow older, many of our friendships drift apart or we are forced to cut off toxic relationships in hopes that we gain happiness in return. No one ever wants to cut people off, and many people can fear the consequences of doing so. We may even keep these toxic people in our lives because we are scared of change. We may be sad that we have to give up these people. But, in the end, it’s for our own good. - Hannah Campbell,@hannahcmpbell

) “But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family / In your head, in your head, they are fightin’ / With their tanks and their bombs and their bombs and their guns / In your head, in your head, they are cryin’”- “Zombie” by The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ “Zombie” has been an iconic 90’s rock song that many still throwback to today. In what may seem like another heavy rock song, the band actually describes the conflict in Northern Ireland between nationalists and unionists. The song was written in memory of Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball, who were both killed in an IRA bombing in Warrington, England. This song perfectly describes the strong effects of violence that children and their families have to endure during this time. The band uses the strange yet fitting analogy of a zombie to reflect how the violence has caused these people to live off of killing other people. I never truly realized the political impact that this song had prior to doing research. However, I think everyone can relate to their own personal battles, no matter who or what they are fighting. - Hannah Campbell,@hannahcmpbell

“So how can I convince the thought away / That if something good comes easy / It must be too good to stay” - “Passed Tense” by Future Teens 

Boston-based band Future Teens describes its sound as “bummer pop,” and “Passed Tense” is simply no exception. Opening with glimmering guitars and building to a more explosive final minute, “Passed Tense” is a reflection of the rollercoaster of emotions a relationship brings and how it feels looking back on a relationship’s course. Guitarist and vocalist Daniel Radin opens the track by wishing he could go back to the way things were before he experienced falling in love — and the way it can all unravel at once. After some turbulence in his relationship, Radin’s partner tells him it doesn’t have to be that difficult. Radin doesn’t understand her until he reflects upon the relationship down the line, but he still can’t avoid intrusive thoughts. You’re bound to be thinking about the same harrowing topics as Radin for hours after listening to this track. - Abby Miller, @abblawrence

“Why do I tell you how I feel / When you’re just looking down my blouse? / It’s something I wouldn’t say out loud / If touch could make them hear, then touch me now” - “Blouse” by Clairo

Singer-songwriter Clairo dropped “Blouse” June 11 to announce the upcoming release of her sophomore album, Sling. The single is equal parts surprising for its departure from the soft indie-pop Clairo is known for and the poignant emotions behind the lyrics. With little beside an acoustic guitar, strings and backing vocals from Lorde, Clairo sings about a relationship that’s much more strained than the instrumentation makes it seem on the surface. Little is said between the couple, and whenever Clairo opens up to her partner, they’re seemingly uninterested. While Clairo is longing for a deeper emotional connection built on conversation and vulnerability, her partner only seems to care about physicality. The most heartbreaking part is that Clairo would still do anything to be heard by her partner. If physical touch or being intimate is the only way Clairo’s partner will hear her, she’ll do it. These lyrics are too relatable. Even if it’s not in the context of romantic love, everyone has had a relationship before where they feel at odds with the other person. Whether it’s a toxic friendship, a relationship like Clairo’s or something else, we all struggle at times with how much we put up with just to feel heard or forge a connection. The beautiful but soft instrumentation on this song is genius, allowing the gut-wrenching lyrics of “Blouse” to shine. - Abby Miller, @abblawrence 

 “And I’ve spent many months just hating on myself / I can’t keep wishing things will be different or leaving problems on the shelf / I wish I didn’t need to get help, but I do” - “It’s Not The Same Anymore” by Rex Orange County

I’ve been listening to this song on and off the past few months, and it’s really resonated with me a little extra recently. The song discusses the changes that happen with the passage of time, aging and the complications that go along with both. This specific lyric was touching to me as someone who has experienced a multitude of changes within my life and who I am as a person since graduating high school three years ago. I also felt emotional by this specific lyric from the song because it made me reflect on how high of a standard I personally hold myself to and how difficult it is to ask for help. The song also talks about the other mental health struggles, such as suffering in silence to a point where family and friends don’t notice. I think this is something others can relate to, as many of us experience individual battles with self-worth and, at times, symptoms of imposter syndrome. But, as Rex Orange County says in his song, “It gets better.” - Jillian Craig @JillianCraig18

“Whatever tomorrow brings I’ll be there, with open arms and open eyes” - “Drive” by Incubus

This is a song I listened to mostly in high school, but this particular lyric is meaningful to me because it perfectly describes my outlook on life and my personal way of approaching new experiences. Although it’s cliche to say it, life is full of uncertainties —both good and bad. I believe, however, that it’s best to embrace the unknown for whatever it may bring. As a teacher in high school once told me, “No one wants ‘he played it safe’ on their headstone,” and this lyric really encapsulates the “carpe diem” or “yolo” attitude that is necessary (to a certain extent) to have. This song encourages me to propel myself forward in life, even if I’m uncertain of what’s to come, and I know I’ll be tuning in to hear this lyric more as graduation approaches next spring. -Jillian Craig @JillianCraig18

Sours: https://www.thepostathens.com/article//06/lyrics-jaw-drop-thejay-z


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