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trash my heart :: LYRICS

SUMMER BIRDS

Baby Baby we fell in love in the spring time

Summer sun was up above, we were in heaven

What a wonderful season, every day spent with you

When the summer sun it faded away

So did your love for me, I begged you to stay

Though I knew you never would

I could see in your eye- you were gone for good

 

CHORUS:  Now all I want is summer birds once again at my window

Summer birds, helping my heart sing

Summer birds, helping me come around

Summer birds help me come around

 

In the summer I could get over you

I’d start to laugh again and find someone new

But since its winter now I’m alone and aloof

And I just don’t know what to do

CHORUS

CHORUS TAG:

The sky now, so ugly and grey, I can’t imagine better days

I know that this winter will pass, I just hope I’ll last

CHORUS

THE OTHER KIND

I think there should be a basic level of trust

And kindness in conversations between us

I won’t call this love, and we’re not friends

I think we’re sick and we both need some kinda medicine

Where did he go, the man who made me feel alive?

Did he get lost? Is he hurt? Did he die?

You know, what you say to me are things I’d never say

At least I wouldn’t say then that way

 

CHORUS: I guess love is wild, some times its blind

Your love can make me run like hell all night and still get left behind

Me and my restless heart, we hit the wall, we saw the sign

Whatever kind of love I’ve tried, now I’m lookin’ for the other kind

 

O darling, when you were shining like the sun

I thought we could beat the world and make fools out of everyone

The joke’s on us now, but we’re not laughing

It got so dark out, when did that happen?

Where did he go, the man who made me feel so free?

When did your touch become more curse than cure to me?

Now I know which is the greater sin

To live with the disease or lose the limb

CHORUS

LAST NIGHT

Last night you said you had some news, somehow I already knew

Whatever you had to say would end up in goodbye

So when you came over and said you where going

I tried so hard to fake that smile

Because I hadn’t seen you that happy in quite a while

Now it wasn’t the first time, we’d whispered away the night

You’d go on all about some far off distant place

You’d get that look in your eye, and smile and sigh

And say some day you’d take that ride

But I never believed you’d go until last night

 

CHORUS: Cause I could see it in your eye you were already leaving

I could hear it in your voice you were already gone

That was the moment when last night became this morning

That was the moment I knew I was gonna be all alone

 

Last night under the moon, you told me you’d be leaving soon

You couldn’t wait to pull up all your roots

So I took your hand and listened to your plans there was nothing else to do

I was losing you, losing you

CHORUS

Trash My Heart

You trash my heart, you’re some kind of artist

When I’m trying hardest, that’s just when you disappear

O O O Boy, do you know what you do?

Do you know I remember every word you say? I remember every plan we make?

And that time, we stayed up and talked all night, I felt like I could fly

I hoped you’d feel the same, but I haven’t heard from you in days

 

CHORUS: You trash my heart,

You do it so neatly, you do it so sweetly, it comes so naturally

You trash my heart,

You do it so cooly, and I feel so foolish for going through this again

 

Crazy boy, I’m fresh out of good ideas

But whenever I try to leave, you change my mind so easily

So if I’m not, the one that you want the most I’d love you to let me know

Cause I don’t want to feel this way and then not hear from you for days

CHORUS

BRIDGE: This is not the way that it should be, you swinging back and forth me

And it begins each time its over

OUTRO: You trash my heart, OH , You trash my heart, OH

BORN TO LOVE

Darkness, calling you and I both running through the night

Silver Lover, you’re so graceful in the moonlight I could die

O please, love me, I’ll love you just as well as I am able

But my love, was never enough

You drank the wine but left the whole feast at the table

This heart of mine was made for this

To enfold someone, to hold on to him

To pour my heart out over and over again

I was born to love someone, I was born to love somebody

Even as my heart is being broken

I was born to love someone, I was born to love somebody

I was born to love someone

Weightless, falling, from your heights I plummeted straight to the ground

Half hearted Lover, you saw my brokenness, heard that awful crashing sound

Farewell Other, I loved you just as much as I was able

You leave now, you flee now

You drank the wine but left the whole feast at the table

To love must be why I exist

I want more from love, I want more than this

To pour my heart out over and over again

I was born to love someone, I was born to love somebody

Even though my heart has been so broken

I was born to love someone, I was born to love somebody

Born to watch my heart get ripped right open

I was born to love someone, I was born to love somebody


David :: lyrics

THE PROPHET

O, Jesse, why have you called me home 

I know better than do leave the sheep alone 

O Prophet, why do you look at me? 

Why does the hand of the Lord feel so heavy? 

I'm just a shepherd, I'm just an artist 

never thought that I'd write songs of such consequence 

God of my fathers, God of Israel 

Do you know me well? Do you know me well? 

O the eyes of God don't see man's outward parts 

He looks past his stature and sees his true heart 

O the eyes of God don't see what man sees 

I feel the eyes of God turn to rest on me 

The hand of the Lord may it never leave my side 

The hand of the Lord may it never leave these tribes 

May the ear of the Lord always listen when I call 

O Samuel, can you please explain it all? 

I'm just a shepherd, least of my brothers 

Never thought I'd live a life of great consequence 

O Mighty Father, God of Israel 

Do you know me well? Do you know me well? 

O the eyes of man only see what they can 

a simple young shepherd with a harp in his hands 

but the eyes of God don't see what man sees 

and God must see something when he looks at me 

I can feel the oil poured over my head 

and I hope it wasn't meant for someone else instead 

I can feel the oil running down my chest 

and for the glory of the Lord I will try my best

THE GIANT

I saw him, he must have been 10ft tall at least 

either way he's over twice the size of me 

but with a mouth like that it doesn't' really matter how big the enemy 

I'll have his head roll at my feet 

Its true I'm just a young man and I've never been to war 

but I've killed lions, I've killed bears 

don't you see it is the Giant who dared defy the Lord 

he is the one who should be scared 

I'll take on any foe so that all the nations know 

there's a God in Israel who's on my side 

and soon all those crows will be peckin' at His bones 

for the glory of the Lord on High 

This Philistine can't see 

he believes he's fighting me 

O Saul, take back your armor please 

Almighty's all the shield I need 

You can learn a lot of things out in the field while tending sheep 

like not to be afraid of any living beast 

this giant's got my brothers out here hiding, shaking in their sheets 

this barking dog will not bite me 

Its true I'm just a young man and I've never been to war 

but I've killed lions I've killed bears 

don't you see its not you Giant, who is anointed by the Lord 

you are the one who should be scared 

I come with sticks and stones, but I know I'm not alone 

I got an army full of angels in the sky 

and soon all those crows will be peckin' at your bones 

for the glory of the Lord on High

THE PRINCE

I heard your voice through the field where I laid in wait 

you said the arrow you shot landed far away 

so the king is looking to take my life 

I'll have to leave you, brother, like I'll leave my wife 

and we weep, we weep, we weep 

I know my part in God's great plan 

I don't know his plans for you, dear Jonathan 

I wish we both could have gotten what we were promised 

I swear I love you brother and your cheeks I'll kiss 

Sometimes I can't understand the Almighty's ways 

That I'll receive from Him what from you He takes 

O, you met me in the field with the morning light 

How many times do you think you can save my life? 

your father's rage has made me a wanted man 

so embrace me brother for as long as you can 

And we weep, we weep, we weep 

O no, the prophet said I'd cause you pain 

O no, he said my name will replace your name 

I wish we both could have been the anointed sons 

I wish we both could have been the chosen ones 

Sometimes I can't understand the Almighty's ways 

But I must take the steps that He tells me to take 

O, O, Jonathan, Jonathan 

O, O, my best friend, Jonathan

THE WILDERNESS

I used to sing, I was summoned to drown out 

the voices tormenting the King, and all the demons of his crown 

I've been covered in the blood of all my enemies 

I've been drenched in their blood, and laid them down at my King's feet 

O Saul, have you forgotten it all? 

you try to pin me with your spear to the wall 

now I'm running in the wilderness, the wilderness 

Now its been twice, I could have killed you in your sleep 

but I spared your life, yet you'd still rip me to pieces 

I've been running now for years, a man without a country 

I have no more tears, you've taken them all from me 

O Saul have you forgotten it all? 

remember how you loved me when you watched the giant fall? 

Now I'm hiding in the wilderness, the wilderness 

I was given a promise, when I got down on my knees 

but its been so long since the prophet anointed my head my hands my feet 

every year that goes by it gets harder to believe 

now I'm poured out like water, my God why have you forsaken me? 

O God have You forgotten it all? 

the covenant that we made when I was so small 

Now I'm living in the wilderness, the wilderness 

How long will You leave me in the wilderness? 

How long until You fulfill Your promise?

THE ARK

Out of the shadows of death, I'm finally standing in the sun 

and every battle I've fought, I have won, Lord, You have won 

and who am I? How could this be? 

that Your ark would come to me and dwell with me here in my city? 

O God I'm unworthy, amazed and afraid 

O… You've brought me in from the cold 

Israel, the people that God calls His own 

Jerusalem, now your king and your God have a home 

O my God, I see You ark as it comes down the road 

Here it comes down the road 

each sacrifice brings you closer 

O my heart could explode 

I can't get enough, I can't get enough 

O Michal, look down from your window and frown 

O Michal, so proud you might despise me now 

sometimes you're just like your father, you bitter wife and daughter 

don't you see that the Lord God is pleased with me? 

I praise God with my people, praise God as their equal 

and O, I feel You so close 

I see the ark of God as it comes down the road 

I will sing and shout until my throat runs dry 

fall on my face, with tears streaming out from my eyes 

my lungs are burning, my legs they tremble from jumping so high 

my body is bare Lord, I'll be more brazenly undignified 

O Lord, forever keep all Your promises to me 

Your promises to my family 

that my house will always bring You glory

THE WOMAN

Run your fingers through your hair now, do you feel my eyes on you somehow? 

to touch your arms, your waist, your neck, your legs 

O I will beg, your King will beg 

Who is she? Bring her to me 

I had a love for the plan 'til I saw your skin 

I had a love for the plan but didn't plan on this 

Your husband's at war, won't even know that you're missing 

and maybe God won't see us if you come in through the kitchen 

I hear the Lord's warnings ringing in my head 

but I'll drown them out, worship you instead 

O, come now with me, come down with me 

I did everything right 'til I touched your skin 

So much I've sacrificed, maybe He'll let me have this 

Now we fear the Prophet and the price we'll pay 

the secret grows inside you heavier each day 

I got innocent blood running down my hands 

Had flocks of my own, slaughtered Uriah's lamb 

Now we fear the Prophet the word he brings 

the Lord says there must be a reckoning 

Was after God's own heart 'til I claimed your skin 

O God, look at the state we're in 

Was after God's own heart 'til I claimed your skin 

the child pays the price for his father's sin

THE SHEPHERD KING

I played my part, I played my harp, You kept Your word 

I'm a youngest son, a no one, outlaw, renegade 

and I've clung to the promises You've made 

the shepherd boy, the shepherd king 

who loved the Lord and loved to sing// 

the battlefield, the shattered shields, the enemies I've slain 

are all I can offer up to the glory of Your name 

I'm a soldier, sinner, mighty king, broken man 

though I've stumbled I know, my God, You understand 

I was after Your, after Your, after Your heart 

that was all that really mattered 

I was after Your, after Your, after Your heart 

You could hear it in my songs 

I'm a father, adulterer, a faithful son, a wretched one 

I wild man with blood on his hands 

head of a warring house, oh somehow, Father God, please sort it out 

Hear my prayer, be there, remember me, remember how 

I was after Your, after Your, after Your heart 

Even when the road was hard 

I was after Your, after Your, after Your heart 

You could hear it in my songs 

I was after Your, after Your, after Your heart 

O God, my God


The Young Adult :: Lyrics

OVER AND OVER AGAIN

he painted pictures, he had an eye to see things that weren't there 

and the skills would use just can't be learned in schools so he cut out, but we don't see him anwhere 

or his pictures anywhere 

she does her best to get by, part time jobs on the side and she sings at the end of each day 

and oh she adores it, but has nothing to show for it she tells herself 

she's got the job, but the job don't pay , they say 

I've got to find my way over and over again 

I guess there's worse things in life, then putting the things you love on the side 

and that's why I guess we try our best before we lay down and give up and die 

I guess its always been this way and I'm not trying to complain 

I just want to say to all of you who feel like you just don't know what to do 

I understand that and in fact I feel that way too 

I've got to find my way over and over again

YOUR GUESS

I'm spinning, about to spin right off the earth 23 years old still haven't figured out how anything works 

not knowing anything can sure make you feel alone, alone 

How can memories change so much over time and 

How can the thing that you want most be the hardest to find and 

how do people prepare for the end of their lives 

well your guess is as good as mine, your guess is as 

Hold my hand, hold my hand and explain to me how can a dreamer not believe in what he dreams 

and how can a lover not be loved reciprocatingly and be left alone, alone 

how can a bird not have the passion to fly 

how can a friend become a stranger overnight 

and how do people prepare for the end of their lives 

well your guess is as good as mine 

your guess is as good as mine

DAYS GET IN THE WAY

Keep our dreams organized, like books on shelves - we stack up the ones we love, remind ourselves 

Forget forget forget the things that just don't matter 

Cherish cherish cherish the ones who love you better 

I know, I know , I know, I know 

No I don't, no I don't, no I don't, no I don't 

We let our days get in the way -its necessary 

me and my friends, we try our best even when we're weary 

I've often thought if we knew the day we die we'd live more completely 

because wasted time and wasted days can pass by so sweetly

Scrape by scrape by scrape by for the weekend 

Survive survive survive till the years end 

I know I know that's not what we're meant for 

But sometimes we're just to tired to try for more 

sleep late but wake up early 

I can't stand the way I talk -These crooked lines were drawn in chalk - This is my voice, this is mine

MADE ME GROW

OH, I gotta figure it all out again 

My dad told me from the start a couple boys might break my heart 

and my mom told me the ache with time would fade 

and my dad said I was never meant to waste away when love came and went 

and my mom consoled me when I panicked along the way 

and all the seeds that they have sown, and all the seeds that they have sown 

yes all the seeds that they have sown, they made me grow 

Well I gave my heart out a few times but it never ended right and I tend to recover slow and painfully 

I guess its possible that I had shined in someone else's eyes but I ignored him

watchin' someone else while he watched me 

So if I've broken any hearts, If I've broken any hearts, If I've broken any hearts, I didn't know 

and love came and then love went - then love came and then love went 

and when it came and when it went - it made me grow 

It made me grow, made me grow 

It made me grow, made me grow 

Now I've been to many cities and I've seen a lot of beauty and I've made a lot of friends I'll never see again 

but you shook me to the core you ran through me like a sword 

I'm tryin' to say I love you and need you with me 'till the end 

Of all the people I have met- of all the people I have met 

and all the ones that I'll forget - you were the best 

you made me grow, made me grow 

you made me grow, made me grow

CLOSER TO MY HEART

Give me grace when I'm ungraceful give me grace , I need to be alone now, I just need my own space 

I know I'm inconsistent, please come back right away 

You said what are you looking for? what do you want? and I said nothing and everything 

You said maybe I should go and then maybe you'll miss me and I said nothing and everything 

you watch me walk away now - but you got a little closer to my heart 

you watch me walk away now - but you got a little closer to my heart 

oh, I want you closer than I'll let you come - oh, I want you closer than I'll let you come 

You fill my mind like you fill my apartment when you stop by 

like you fill up my kitchen, like you take up the couch, you take up all the space, but I like you in my place 

I don't know how to say that I want you to stay, I want you to stay 

I just don't know what to say, I've always been that way 

you watch me walk away now - but you got a little closer to my heart 

you watch me walk away now - but you got a little closer to my hear 

oh, I want you closer thanI'll let you come - oh I want you closer than I'll let you come

ASHES ASHES

what was i supposed to learn, about how to be grown , what was i supposed to see 

I was supposed to learn a long time ago 

what a woman's supposed to look like, and what a man's supposed to be 

ashes ashes we all fall down - like little children spread out across the ground 

ashes ashes we all fall down - like little children spread out across the ground 

work your hands to the bone, go to bed late and night , go to bed tired for reasons that are right 

wake up in the morning, make the most of today , because tomorrow, 

oh, tomorrow's a fickle lover who always keeps you guessing 

ashes ashes we all fall down - like little children spread out across the ground 

ashes ashes we all fall down - like little children spread out across the ground 

I said it once, said it a thousand times, you'll be just fine ,you'll be just fine

WE GOT A LOT

to each his own, so that each can be lonely , not understanding, doesn't mean misunderstanding 

you're most beautiful when the sounds you make mean nothing at all 

we sink we float, we sink we float, we float 

we got a lot in common, we are so different / we got a lot in common, we are so different 

Let's get it right, at least one time in this life , Let's have it all, let all the love we've ever known 

echo in our metal hearts , in our chests made of stone 

beneath our wooden skin , under sand paper clothes 

we got a lot in common, we are so different , we got a lot in common, we are so different

ITS EASY

Its hard to be grown up when you're young , Its hard to know when things end and when they've begun 

its easy to make the same mistakes again and again , its easy to pretend things are like they were back then 

I got a long list in my head , of things I wish I could forget 

My soul is fine, my hearts okay , my mind is often far away 

wandering the night alone , not ready yet to come back home 

I guess the secrets we keep best , are the ones that we keep from ourselves 

I thought I'd have it figured out by now / amazing grace how sweet the sound 

but getting older didn't make me any wiser somehow / that saved a wretch like me 

I needed someone to pull me out / I once was lost but now I'm found 

of this spiraling of fear and doubt, pull me out / was blind but now I see, I see 

I've got a long list in my head , of things I need not to forget 

this battered sail can catch wind yet , hope can move this ship full of regret 

my soul is fine, my hearts okay , my mind is often far away 

wandering the night alone , when its dark outside, there is light at home 

its hard to stand when you've fallen down , its hard to get off of the ground 

its easy when out of no where someone lift's you from the mud 

its easy when somebody pulls you up

DRINK ALONE

in the corner there's an old young man, he sits in his regular spot/ he's been coming to this bar for the last 2 years, he's been coming whether he wants to or not/ he stumbles on over night after night fro his dark apartment down the street/ and he drinks 'till he'll laugh about anything, and he drinks 'till he can't keep his feet/ he says "my mama always told me I'd grow up to be special, but I guess I grew up to get old/ and life's not at all what I had expected and I'm going it all alone/ where have all my good years went? I drank 'em all away/ now my body's to tired to try anymore 'cause my body feels twice my age/ but this whiskey feels nice, the next one'll feel better/ tomorrow will be the same as today/ but tonight, it'll keep all the demons at bay// To his left there's a man who is wearing a tie and he's never been here before/ he's got his head in his hands and his phone is turned off and his jacket and briefcase on the floor/ he says, "I don't really like the taste of alcohol but please give me something good and strong/ all of my life I've tried to do everything right but somehow its all gone so wrong/ money isn't everything, well, that's what they say, but it sure means a hell of a lot/ we were barely hanging on to our house and our car and now I just lost my job/ and I don't see a way to dig us out of this hole and the weight on my shoulders is crushing my soul/ how has this become my life? and how do I go home and face my wife?/ I think I'll need a lot to drink tonight// oooooooooooooooo// Near the end there's a man holding something in the light/ its a picture of a woman, she's got breathtaking eyes/ the picture's been folded the edges are torn, but it seems she's never seen so much beauty before/ so he folds her up gently and puts her back in its wallet, then he kisses the leather and puts it in his back pocket/ he says, "I just need one more small drink to be brave, all this waiting is more than my broke heart can take/ my baby she left me and I've been wasting away, but I can't say I blame her 'cause I ain't no saint/ but I love her more than anything else in this world, and I gotta go win back my beautiful girl/ how the hell did I loose her now when i had her in my arms?/ and I gotta find the right thing to say somehow 'cause she won't fall for any of my charms/ she said she'd meet me tonight at a quarter past 8/ this is my chance, so just one more drink of else I might be late// ooooooooooooooooo// and they all drink alone, and we all hope they can make it home

THE KEY

sometimes the path lights up in the dark we learn where we are/every once in a while we spend our time well/ we arrive at our destination and get confirmation/ that we did what we needed to do and we did it well ooooooooo, ooooooooooo 

its the key that unlocks every door/ its the answer that shakes you to the core/ knowing what you're fighting for/ could anybody ask for more? 

there's always voices in your ears voices in your ears but then one rings clear/ and you know what you're supposed to do and you know the truth/ O heaven knows what heaven knows but you know it too/ Heaven knows what heaven knows what 

oooooooo, oooooooooo 

its the key that unlocks every door/ its the answer that shakes you to the core/ knowing what you're fighting for/ could anybody ask for more? sometimes you're not supposed to let go you're supposed to grab hold/ some times you're not supposed to let go you're supposed to grab hold

OVER AND OVER

sound from my lips, it echoes back, bounces back in, needles and pins// sounds different, I disagree, with who said that, sounded like me/ O I can't explain I can't explain it all I try my best/ O one million things these things I'm supposed to have but don't possess 

I will try to find the right way to go/ i'll find my way, o 

step and step into the right way to from here on/ I'll find my way, o 

I will try to find the right way to go/ I'll find my way, o 

I will try to find the right way to go/ I'll find my way, o 

congratulations, to all of you who always know, what you're supposed to do/ and where to go, who' s gut to trust/ that must be nice, I'm envious/ O I can't explain I can't explain it all I try my best 

One million things these things I'm supposed to have but don't possess


The Living Room :: Lyrics

BURN

Apparently mistakes make you learn things 

At least I've always heard things along those lines 

Every story is a cautionary tale, but I don't learn my lesson 

When I see a ray of light I chase it 

over mountains and through rivers because it shot through the grey 

I never quite catch the beam it must be an illusion 

or at least something other than it seemed 

But if a ray of light pierces the dark again 

no matter how my heart broke before I'll probably dive in 

ask me what I've learned from being torn up underneath 

Well I guess I learned I'd rather burn than freeze 

I guess I'd rather burn than freeze 

I realized on a day in December 

it was noon, as warm as it gets on a cold day 

I had to stop, I was shivering 

the cold triumphant over my body 

then I knew I would never want to live like this 

observing through a layer of ice 

numb from my fingers to the inside 

too cold to ever take flight2 

Because it doesn't matter how hard you laugh all day 

if you still cry at night 

You'd think that laughter would be better but its not if its laughter of fright 

ask me what I've learned from falling shaking to my knees 

Well I guess I learned I'd rather burn than freeze 

I guess I'd rather burn than freeze 

When I fall I fall to pieces I don't know how I'd be right again 

I hope some time someone will catch me and set me right and bring me in 

sometimes I just can't sleep even when I hold my eyes shut tight 

I need a sunrise from this long and fearful night 

but i guess if I can't get what I need 

then I guess I'd rather burn than freeze 

I guess I'd rather burn, burn 

I'd rather burn than freeze

WATCH HOW WE GROW

We are souls stuck in bodies, souls stuck inside of our bones 

we struggle and claw our way to the top 

to forget that these bodies don't last that long 

Try and figure it out, take and honest account 

catalouge memories and dreams, hope to God that they mean 

somehting more than the little they seem they seem 

ooooooo watch how we grow 

ooooooo the reaping will show 

I had a dream I pictured a river, it carried me away 

until I was scattered on the shoreline 

the fragments were unrecognizable 

now if life is like a river 

I pray I'd be more than this 

we're all broken on the beaches 

and can't help but keep sowing and sowing our seeds 

oooooooo watch how we grow 

oooooooo is that all we have to show 

oh God, make us more than the sums of our parts 

make us more or I don't think I'll make it at all

THE GOOD ONES

I was following you, only you knew the way 

We were on an unmarked trail through the woods to a secret place 

and that spot was beautiful, though I tripped and fell 

I've had a lot of good spills in my life, but that really was a great one 

So you lifted me up and carried me back 

and you handled me with care all the while making me laugh 

and I soaked up from you, the warmth I get from the sun 

I've known many good men in my life but I think you were a great one 

I was putting you on like most comfortable clothes 

We had comfortable moves, comfortable silence the kind of comfort that shows 

and I never got tired of hearing your jokes 

I've had lots of good laughs in my life, but we really had some great ones 

and then your face was blue in the light of the TV 

I had one hand on your heart and you whispered that you loved me 

and though it all ended before it had begun 

I've had many god cries in my life, but that night it was a great one 

I was standing on stage, the lights hot on my face 

and through the darkness of the room I somehow spotted your shape 

That night singing was an ecstasy not an escape 

I've sang really loud in my life but that night I really gave it all 

and I sang all my songs, every note was for you 

you really heard what I wrote and every single note was for you 

Though I've done lots of losing, I finally felt like I've won 

I've had many good nights in my life but I think that was a great one 

oooo- when its all done 

there's been a whole lot of good in my life and in the middle there's the great ones

WHAT HE SEES

Made another mistake, gave my heart away 

and now it hurts just like it used to 

haven't I grown up at all, haven't I learned anything 

I don't know what he sees but it is not me 

I don't know what he sees but it is not me 

I'm holding my place, 

there's no where to go from here but there's no escape 

and somehow we're both surprised 

is he blind or am I? is he blind or am I, am I? 

I don't know what he sees but it is not me 

I don't know what he sees but it is not me 

this ache is like the roar of the train outside my window 

it drowns me out and I can't think of anything else to write about 

because I don't know what he sees but it is not me 

I don't know what he sees but it is not me

SPENDING AND SAVING

What can give us strength and what can take it away

What can keep us content at the end of the long day

Sometime I wish that I had something more concrete

I wanna drive to your town, I wanna drive to your town

I wanna make my parents proud, I wanna see my life spelled out in measures and amounts

There's an ocean of reasons not to try, because spend all my parents' money

while I spend all my time holding out and standing in line

But I'll build a boat with this song, and I will float a long, I'll float along

Maybe we should have a parade

So I can admit I'm feeling weird about growing up and a little bit afraid

Might need a part time job in some office to cover all my costs

But it'll be better than it sounds while I'm on the ground

There's an ocean of reasons not to try, because I'm spending all money

while I spend all my time trying to do something and prove something thats right by me

So I'll build a plane with this song, and I'll soar on and on and on and on

Well, since we can't know what will happen

We can only hope, and we can only pray for what we hope will happen

I'll work with what I know and I know I love to sing for you

and I'm doing the best that I can do

and when I get too old and tired of this life, I'll have saved up a little money

but I still spent all my time counting my blessings as all that is mine

Until then I'll build a house with this song, it'll be tall and strong, it'll be tall and strong

and I'll have my friends sing a long, they'll sing along, they'll sing along

WITH MY HEART, IN MY HANDS

I know that I can be really hard to read but I'm trying hard to change that because of what you are to me 

people our age, they can tend to play games but I want to tell you I love you unashamedly 

I would write 1000 songs for you cause when you're gone I long for you 

and if I got drunk I'd get your name as a tattoo 

with my heart in my hands 

Hell or high water I'd keep you afloat and when the winter winds are blowing I'll give you my heavy coat 

there's no playing hard to get with me, don't need to chase what you already own 

and there's no need to call and ask where I am I'll be at home 

I would run, run miles for you and if you're too far I'll drive to you 

and if it gets dangerous I'll survive for you 

with my heart in my hands

IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE

have you seen the sky today forgot the blue could look that way 

beauty passes by the same as pain, its there and gone and back again 

I guess our wandering causes us to collide, we say hello then say goodbye 

so if I die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take

Temporary, temporary, very very temporary