THIS IS A LOVESONG...FOR THE LOVELESS

You’re not who you used to be, or at least not to me.
A ghost on a movie screen is what you seem.
Now you’re the one to let the sun fall down like a stone in a river.
You steal the blood inside of me. I can’t bleed.

This is a lovesong for the loveless and the hopeless.
You can be certain that I’m with you when I sing.
This is a lovesong for the desperate and the lonely.
You could have nothing but you’ll still have me.

Gone like the sound of your voice or a passing minute.
Blown like your hair in the breeze.
You are the one to let our star fall down like a stone in a river.
You stole the life inside of me. I can’t breathe.

This is a lovesong for the loveless and the hopeless.
You can be certain that I’m with you when I sing.
This is a lovesong for the desperate and the lonely.
You could have nothing but you’ll still have me.

There’s a part of me that dies when you turn away your eyes.
I’m alive but not inside.
And you know all I wanted was your love, but you left me high and dry.
You’re the part of me that died my darling.

Now that I’m dead to you dear, you can slip those bullets back in your lips where they seethe.
You were the one to gun our love straight down like a stone in a river.
You shot your favorite enemy. Watch me bleed.

This is a lovesong for the loveless and the hopeless.
You can be certain that I’m with you when I sing.
This is a lovesong for the desperate and the lonely.
You could have nothing but you’ll still have me.


WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING

Don’t hold back. You gotta’ believe. You got it. You got it. You need it.
Don’t be afraid of anything. You got it. You got it. Believe it.
Come on now. Don’t say, “Maybe.” Hold your breath. You got it. You need it.
Hold on tight now for the ride of your life. You gotta’ believe it.
Words hurt. Truth heals. Sometimes both kill.

We can wish that everything was easy, counting all the ways that life’s not fair.
Or say, “I’m not going down that easy. I’m not gonna’ fall cause you’re not here.”

Don’t lose touch. You gotta’ believe. You got it. You got it. You need it.
Don’t forget the way it feels. You got it. You got it. Believe it.
Come on now. Don’t say, “Sorry.” Hold your ground. You got it. You need it.
Hold your head up for the time of your life. You gotta’ believe it.
Words hurt. Truth heals. Sometimes both kill.

We can wish that everything was easy, counting all the ways that life’s not fair.
Or say, “I’m not going down that easy. I’m not gonna’ fall cause you’re not here.”
(Don’t look back and don’t be afraid. You got it. You got it. You need it).

We have seen it all. We’ve been through it all together.
We’ve been through the fire, and you gain your strength from me.
We have seen it fall. We painted the town red together.
We’re still standing tall as I gain my strength from you.

There’s beauty everywhere. There’s beauty everywhere.

We can wish that everything was easy, counting all the ways that life’s not fair.
(Don’t look back and don’t be afraid. You got it. You got it. You need it).
Or say, “I’m not going down that easy. I’m not gonna’ fall cause you’re not here.”
(Don’t look back and don’t be afraid. You got it. You got it. You need it).
We can wish that everything was easy, counting all the ways that life’s not fair.
(Don’t look back and don’t be afraid. You got it. You got it. You need it).
Say, “I’m not going down that easy. I’m not gonna’ fall cause you’re not here.”
(Don’t look back and don’t be afraid. You got it. You got it. You need it).

SHOTGUN SERENADE

I know you’re dying to tell me everything that you want to say, but I’m not listening.
Try to tell me everything that you want to say.
I know you’re trying to force me. Feed me lies but I’m on my way. Can you taste it now?
I’m dying to watch your face when I walk away.

Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death. Our days are never coming back.
I know it’s you I can forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.
I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

I know you’re dying to tell me everything that you want to say, but I’m not listening.
‘Trying to tell me everything will be okay. “We’ll be okay.”
You’re trying to warm my heart but you freeze my blood. There’s ice inside my veins.
I’m only dying to watch your face when I turn away, and I’ll turn away.

But you cannot separate the two things I would live or die for.
I’d kill to separate your heart from your head. That’s to die for.

Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death. Our days are never coming back.
I know it’s you I can forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.
I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

You’re just a waste of a song. You’re a simple regret.
I thought I knew who you were, but watch how fast I forget.
You wore your prettiest dress, but there’s a mess in your head.
They say old habits die hard. I say they’re better off dead,
‘cause you were bitter and cold, but still you burned me alive.
You held the match to my skin and poured the fuel on the fire.
You’re not my favorite mistake. You’re just a simple regret.
I though I knew who you were, but watch how fast and watch how well I forget.

It’s too late to play the good guy. It’s too late to play the good guy now.
It’s too late to play the good guy. Goodbye.

Here’s the final bullet to put our love to death. Our days are never coming back.
I know it’s you that can’t forget. Bang, bang. Shoot, shoot.
There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.
I know it’s you. I can forget our love forever ending.

There’s a freight train coming to force your head in check. Our love is never coming back.

LEAVE LIKE A GHOST (DRIVE AWAY)

It’s a ghost town baby. It will drive you crazy when you rely on all your friends.
I’ve seen people sucked in. There’s no way to them from becoming walking dead.
You’re still living, but barely breathing. Get out while you can.

Just drive away ‘cause no one here will save you.
Drive away and don’t look back. You’re gone.

It’s a ghost town sister. I’ve seen your dreams wither, and that’s what’s giving me the creeps.
Spent your whole life waiting in a town that’s fading into never ending sleep.
You’re still breathing, barely breathing. Get out while you can.

Just drive away ‘cause no one here will save you. Drive away and don’t look back.
Just drive away ‘cause nothing here will change you. Drive away and don’t look back.

You say, “We’re so alone here. We drink all alone here.
Nobody feels like we feel like we do.
We’re all alone here. We die all alone here.
No one, yeah nobody feels like we do, like we do.”

Just drive away ‘cause no one here will save you. Drive away and don’t look back.
Just drive away ‘cause no one here will save you. Drive away and don’t look back.
Just drive away ‘cause nothing here will change you. Drive away and don’t look back.

You’re still breathing, barely breathing. Get out while you can.


MY HEART IS A SOLDIER

I fight to make you stronger, to make you love your life.
I fight to show you purpose, to keep you satisfied.
I fight to make you happy. I war to win your heart.
I’d fight forever for you. I ache when we’re apart.

I’m fighting for us. My heart is a soldier.
I’m killing myself. My heart is a soldier marching to die.

I fight to stay together, to bring us eye to eye.
I fight to speak your language, to keep you by my side.
I fight to make it easy. I push to give you time.
I fight our losing battle. I bleed to stay alive.

I’m fighting for us. My heart is a soldier.
I’m killing myself. My heart is a soldier marching to die.

Am I twisting everything?
It's hard to tell when all I see is temporarily between the way it should and shouldn't be.

I’m fighting for us. My heart is a soldier.
I’m killing myself. My heart is a soldier marching to die.
My heart’s a soldier. My heart’s a soldier.

I fall like a fighter when you give me a shot. I’ll live like a lover when you’re all that I’ve got.

I’m fighting for us. My heart is a soldier.
I’m killing myself. My heart is a soldier marching to die.


I LOVE YOU TO DEATH (DRIVE SAFE)

Let’s sing a song to end the world. No, I’m not kidding.
I said my prayers, or so I said, and nothing’s hidden.
Let’s sing a song for only us, cause no one else matters as much.
Let’s sing it strong, and sing it proud.
I don’t know any better sound than that.

Drown with me tonight. Forget the world the around you.
I’ll sing to you softly ‘til you drift to sleep.
This world could end tomorrow. Baby, we won’t miss it.
The world will fall apart and listen, so will we.

I sing a song, a bitter song, of my frustration.
I’ve heard your song for way too long, and nothing’s changing.
I sing this song for all of us, cause we can feel what matters most.
I sing it strong, but never proud.
I don’t need any other sound than that.

Drown with me tonight. Forget the world the around you.
I’ll sing to you softly ‘til you drift to sleep.
This world could end tomorrow. Baby, we don’t need it.
The world will fall apart and listen, so will we.

Drive safely. Drive safely. Drive safely home.

Drown with me tonight. Forget the world the around you.
I’ll sing to you softly ‘til you drift to sleep.
This world could end tomorrow. Baby, we won’t miss it.
The world could fall apart and listen, so will we.
Drown with me tonight. Forget the world around you.
I’ll sing to you softly ‘til you drift to sleep.

THIS VALENTINE AIN'T NO SAINT

You got away with murder and all I got was the brunt.
You were swinging you words like punches. It was your shot, your shot, your shot.
At least I got away with your money, and all you got was my heart.
I’m never telling you that I’m sorry, cause it’s your fault, your fault, your fault.

But now that you’re gone everything is all right. In fact I’m better off this way.
Now that you’re dead to me it’s all right. I’ll never throw my heart away.

You like to point your finger, but girl you know it’s not that hard.
You told me that I was heartless, but that’s what you got so wrong.
At least I got away with your money, and all you got was my heart.
I’m never telling you that I’m sorry, cause it’s your fault, your fault, your fault.

I was minding my own business when you sought me out to shoot me down.

But now that you’re gone everything is all right. In fact I’m better off this way.
Now that you’re dead to me it’s all right. (Shot down again, already dead).
I’ll never throw my heart away.

I was minding my own business when you sought me out to shoot me down.
Where were you when I needed you? You just sought me out to shoot me down.
Come on and get it.

Murder.

But now that you’re gone everything is all right. In fact I’m better off this way.
Now that you’re dead to me it’s all right. (Shot down again, already dead).
I never throw my heart away.

Goodbye, goodbye Valentine…
That’s what you want. That’s what you’ll get.


10,000 QUESTIONS

You left without a sound.
Ten thousand questions to the answers I never found.
You’re not around, and I’m left to chase ten thousand answers for yesterday.
Like: How could I be so removed in the background waiting for you?

And what do we have? What do we have?
What do we have if we don’t have each other?

You left me here to count ten thousand questions to the answers. I’d rather drown.
Now I dance alone on the floor you made of ten thousand answers that never came.
Like: Why am I left to pretend? I’m trapped in a past life again?

What do we have? What do we have?
What do we have if we don’t have each other now?

What good is dreaming when I can’t even sleep here?
What good is lying down with no one to hold?
What good is letting go when something won’t let me?
What good is saying goodbye now that you’re gone?

What do we have? What do we have?
What do we have if we don’t have each other?

I’m on my own. I’m all alone. I’m on my own.

THE FINAL SONG

It’s almost laughable how life tends to spit us out after beating us down like it did before.
It’s almost laughable how it rains and it pours again as we stand here soaking it all in.
Well if this is how life is, I won’t back down from it anymore.

Don’t hang me out to dry. I’m not all right, but I’m not stopping now.
Don’t turn the music down. It’s not all right, but you can’t stop me now.
And this is how life is.

It’s kinda’ laughable how life tends to spit us out after beating us down like it did before.
It’s finally laughable how it rains and it pours again. I’ll just stand here soaking it all in.
Well if this is how life is, I won’t back down from it anymore.

Don’t hang me out to dry. I’m not all right, but I’m not stopping now.
Don’t turn the music down. It’s not all right, but you can’t stop me now.
And this is how life is.

No one’s break me down if I can get away with it.
No one’s gonna’ count me out if I can have my way with this.
No one’s gonna’ tell me how I should be afraid of this, afraid of this.

So, don’t hang me out to dry. I’m not all right, but I’m not stopping now.
Don’t turn the music down. It’s not all right, but you can’t stop me now.
Don’t hang me out to dry. I’m not all right, but I’m not stopping now.
Don’t turn the music down. It’s not all right, but you can’t stop me now.
And this is how life is.

FRENCH KISS OFF

Baby’s got a new best friend.
He always seems to understand, and he knows just how to make her laugh.
He’s rich and white and full of influence.
Baby’s never felt so fine. She’s wading in the well of life.

I wonder does she ever look back and still remember when things were so much better?
Kiss baby bye forever now.

Baby never calls me now.
She don’t need a past to dream about, living life the way the stars abound.
And who am I to tell her “Pull them down?”
Baby doesn’t need a drink. Lord knows she never stops to think.

I wonder does she ever look back and still remember when things were so much better?
Kiss baby bye forever now.

C-o-c-a-i-n-e.
When she comes down it’s like she never sleeps.
And who needs food with all her sugar treats?
‘Cause when she’s high she never thinks of me.

I wonder does she ever look back and remember?
Things were so much better. Baby’s gone forever now.

I wonder does she ever look back and still remember when things were so much better?
Kiss baby bye forever.

Bye forever.
Bye forever.
Bye forever now.


HER VELVET VOICE

In the cracking cold your velvet voice ventures from you lips.
Stiffly walking words, they seem to hang here.
You place each phrase like puzzle pieces: planned, precise, and perfect.
You play me like a piano or a pastime.

I could be your voice of reason. You can be impossible.

I’m hanging like a spider in suspended time and space.
Your thoughts are all I need to keep me breathing.
Dig your feet in deeper. Plant your heels into the ground.
If you could grow roots down you’d be a tree now.

I could be your voice of reason. You can be impossible.

But sunshine you shone. Sunshine, you’ve grown.
I’m just a shadow when you’re not here to shine.

Frozen fingers fold inside the pocket of my jeans, but tighter is the grip you have upon me.
Clasping, clenching, clinging on: I’m tailor made to act upon this urge to keep you for myself forever.

I could be your voice of reason. You can be impossible.

But sunshine you shone. Sunshine, you’ve grown.
I’m just a shadow when you’re not here to shine.

The man you fell for fell apart. He let his demons out of the dark.

Let me hear your voice, my one and only. Let me see your face. Our love: like breathing.
Carry me away. I’m yours completely. Hide me in your arms. I don’t deserve it.

BRING IT LOW
So tell me is it hard to see the possibility that I am not the person that I seem?
I'll show you everything inside.
Will you open up your mind?
'Cause I'm more like you than you may ever know.

We're playing a game. We've got to let it go.
Nobody's winning this way. We're gonna' lose it all.

So, baby was a shooting star. She crawled into my heart. But time revealed that she was fading out.
Now choke everything you feel, and as it all conceals (and never heals), you always feel alone.
We always feel alone.

We're playing a game. We've got to let it go.
Nobody's winning this way. Were gonna' lose it all.
You're playing your game. You've got to let it go.
You'll never win it this way. I know you want it all.

No one wins.
We're playing a game.

We're playing a game. We've got to let it go.
Nobody's winning this way. We're gonna' lose it all.
You said, "I'm on my game and I've got it all.
I'm on my way and I want it now."


DO YOU BELIEVE ME?
When you tried to build me up with the wrong words, all it did was kill me.
And when you said you trust in all that I feel, I never quite believed you.
And when you tried to help me out by telling me how we should be, I disagreed.

So hold me up, and you should see you're not supposed to be my enemy.
I know you're side. I understand, but you can let me feel it's safe in my hands.
You're every word is full of doubt. I've never had a way 'til now to let it out.
If this is how it's gotta' be, it will never be easy.

You can make this very easy if you can show me you believe me.
You could kill me.
You can kill me, or you can make this very easy.

So let me breathe. Just let me be. I'd show you more than you could ever hope to see.
Intentions are the same I find, but even if they are I still need room to shine.
So give it time and give it space: this isn't just a slap across your face.
If this is how it's gotta' be, I will never speak freely.

You can make this very easy if you can show me you believe me.
You could kill me.
You can kill me, or you can make this very easy.

Won't you believe in me? Won't you believe in me?
Believe in me, now.

Do you believe me?
You gotta' believe. You've gotta' believe me.
Do you believe me?

You can make this very easy if you can show me you believe me.
You could kill me.
You can kill me or you can make this very easy.

You can make this very easy. You can show me that you believe me.
You can kill us. You can kill me, or you can make this very easy.


SHELL OF A MAN
I won't nurture and feed this bitterness: it's worthless in any of this.
Love and forgiveness are timeless and true.
I know you're full of fear. I hope I'm never like you.
I won't nurture and feed this hate: it's empty and doesn't change a thing.
Love will endure when it comes to the end.
I see you're insecure. I know there's hope for you.
Why can't I let go? I'm only the shell of a man.
I'm lost in myself and afraid of who I really am- the shell of a man.
I won't nurture and feed hostility. It's pointless to dwell on my anger.
Love is the answer, Inane as it seems.
I know you're full of hate. I hope I'm never the same.
I won't nurture and feed this pain.
Imagine the magnitude of love that is given the chance to prevail.
I see you're full of tears, and I can sense your hell.
Why can't I let go? I'm only the shell of a man.
I'm lost in myself and afraid of who I really am- the shell of a man.
Take what you want to, now that you've got the chance to.
Take it why don't you, now that you've got the chance to?
Why can't I let go? I'm only the shell of a man.
I'm lost in myself and afraid of who I really am- the shell of a man.


REPEATING, REPEATING

I'm burning the candle at both ends while holding it under water.
I'm looking with tunnel vision, and I'm bleeding to make this all worthwhile.
I know it seems to never end- this way I've made it.

Repeating, repeating.
I'm burnt out, burnt out on everything.
Repeating, over again.
Burn out, burn out on everything.
Will this end?

I want to be honest but I can't.
I'll tell you that everything's all right.
I'm looking for time to find myself with all of this madness in my life.
I know it seems to never end- this way I've made it.

Repeating, repeating.
I'm burnt out, burnt out on everything.
Repeating, over again.
Burn out, burn out on everything.
Will this end?

I'm burning the candle at both ends.
I'll tell you that everything's all right.
I'm burning the candle at both ends.
I'm bleeding to make this all worthwhile.
I'm burning the candle. I'm burning the candle at both ends.
Will this end?

Repeating, repeating.
I'm burnt out, burnt out on everything.
Repeating, over again.
Burn out, burn out on everything.
This will end.


CONGRATULATIONS
You kissed your life goodbye (like lovers in the night returning home alone)
as if you suffered a heart attack under the weight of the world that nearly broke your back.
It was written on your face. I could see it on your face.

Congratulations, today's another day.
It's coming crashing down to break you again.
Congratulations, you can change.
Sometimes when lying on your back, you learn to breathe again.

Black out your bitterness. Forget your jaded bliss.
Your shadow falls on me.
You blame it all on a mutiny when everybody around you always seems so free.
I can see it in your eyes. It's burning in your eyes.

Congratulations, today's another day.
It's coming crashing down to break you again.
Congratulations, you can change.
Sometimes when lying on your back, you learn to breathe again.

Nothing left to lose, there's nothing left to lose.

Congratulations, you have another day.
It's coming crashing down to break you again.
Congratulations, you can change.
Sometimes when lying on your back, you learn to breathe again.

There's nothing left to lose.


JEWEL TO SPARKLE
Please don't turn your eyes my way: They're unnerving and undeniable.
Underneath all the work that you do I can feel the real you. I can see the real you.

You're a jewel to sparkle around my neck,
the fragrant scent of morning I cannot forget.

Smiling wide with slender frame: You're immovable in recollection.
Underneath everything that you do I can feel the real you. I can see inside you.

You're a jewel to sparkle around my neck,
the fragrant scent of morning I cannot forget.

You're a jewel to sparkle. You're a jewel to sparkle.

Through my mind you wander.
Spell to bind forever.
Pain and ease together.
Love can pull us under.

You're a jewel to sparkle around my neck,
the fragrant scent of morning I cannot forget.


WHITE DAYS
Rise before the sun, but leave when it lifts. The show must go on so we start on the run.
Buy us a meal or buy us some time if we want to arrive there. Look ahead at the road: you can't see a thing.
But maybe we'll make it before it's too late. There is no time to wait.

Turn. Turn on the lights. As they drive by we're blown aside. Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel.
Don't let us slip. This is almost a nightmare. Turn. Turn on the heat.
They can't feel a thing as I fall asleep. Keep your eyes off the white. Don't let us die tonight.
White days like this I'll never miss. They only come once a year.

Feel the passing of day though nothing has changed. Night is determined to force us away.
Buy me a room with pen and a muse; this is almost resourceful. Stop, but don't hit the brakes (they don't do a thing).
We made it to nowhere with no time to spare.
No one said life was fair.
White days like this I'll never miss. They only come once a year.

White days like this I'll never miss. They only come once a year.


THE HARDEST THINGS
They couldn't have told me that it would be like this,
that it could be like this for you.
I wish I would have known that it could be like this,
that it would be like this for you.

I know you're hurting. I know you're reaching out.
I'm sure you wonder what this is all about.
You could be spiteful for what's been done to you.
I'm sure you feel it. You know I feel it too.

Sometimes the hardest things in life are the things that we have to do.
Even when we feel it's right, I never want to hurt you.

It's never simple deciding what should be.
There's still a void here when you're an absentee.
You could be angry, but you're a bigger man.
We know you'll make it. Never forget to stand.

Sometimes the hardest things in life are the things that we have to do.
Even when we feel it's right, I never want to hurt you.

You've always been, you always will, you've always been a part of me.
You'll always be a part of me. You've always been a part.

The hardest things in life are the things that we have to do.
Even when we feel it's right, I never want to hurt you.
Sometimes the hardest things in life are the things that we have to do.
Even when we feel it's right, I never want to hurt you.


DTM
Hold it up, my diamond in the rough.
I always thought that it would be so easy.
Let it out. It's never like it was.
I'm empty and tired, and I can hardly think in here.

I won't give up again: as tired as I am.
With everything I can. I won't give up again.


Wake me up. My inspiration sleeps.
My mind is like a prison: bound to hold me.
Force it out. The damage has been done.
We're broken, departed, and we can hardly speak in here.

I won't give up again: as tired as I am.
With everything I can. I won't give up again.

With thoughts of indecision,
destroyed by my ambition,
removed to this position.
I stand alone.

I won't give up again.

Hold it out, your candle in the dark.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, they say.
Let it go. It's all a stepping-stone.
You're older and wiser, and you can hardly breathe in here.

I won't give up again: as tired as I am.
With everything I can. I won't give up again.
I won't give up again: as tired as I am.
With everything I can. I won't give up again.


TRANCE
You suck the life out of the crowd without a sound.
I see your kind all around and of course you're all one in the same.
You suck the light out of a room with merely a glance.
You are the slave of a clone of a petrified fool on a throne.

So shame on you.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.
You betrayed me.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.
You're not the same.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.
You still need me.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.

Be careful, we're watching and you can feel us stalking.
We're patient and thorough. You'll never see us let go.

You suck the life out of the new with all that you do.
They are naïve and are driven to find their own identity.
You strip the joy out of their souls with all of your rules.
You are the fashion of now and the sickening flavor of cool.

So shame on you.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.
You betrayed me.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.
You're not the same.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.
You still need me.
You're in a trance. You're in a trance.

Be careful, we're watching and you can feel us stalking.
We're patient and thorough. You'll never see us let go.

We'll tear your heart right out or your chest: you're already dead.
You can surrender or savor the scent of your old victories.
We'll steal the fire out of your eyes and turn it on you.
We are the thorn in your side and the bullet to blow you apart.
Blow you apart.

IN CONVERSATION
This agitation revisits me. I want to communicate so freely.
But when you talk to me I don't think that I understand you.

Some hesitation would certainly help me to think before I speak.
But when you talk to me I feel as if I can't control it.

Can we just agree?
'Cause when you talk to me I feel as if I can't control it.
Can we just agree?
Is it up to me?

In conversation I fail miserably. I want to be someone else whenever I speak.
'Cause when I talk to you I don't think that you understand me.

Can we just agree?
'Cause when I talk to you I don't think that you understand me.
Can we just agree?
Is it up to me?

Conversation is amazing when we're free to say things people often won't because they hate themselves.
These situations, almost daily, have a way of making people understand that all of us are one.
But isolation and division will be our destruction if we can't communicate.
So as I contradict myself and forget all I've said,
I am free.


INTO THE DARK

Dad, your boy's about to fall. He walks the razor's edge.
He's on the brink of fading out. He's at his bitter end.
Dad, your boy who used to run, you taught him how to crawl.
He left home to find his own, now all he had is gone.

In your eyes I see a darkness that torments you and in your head where it dwells.
I'd give you my hand if you'd reach out and grab it. Let's walk away from this hell.

Mom, your baby's on his way. He'll soon be at your side.
'Cause he's forgotten all he's known. A part of him has died.
Mom may never understand why baby's come and gone.
He left home to find his own, now all he has are lies.


In your eyes I see a darkness that torments you and in your head where it dwells.
I'd give you my hand if you'd reach out and grab it. Let's walk away from this hell.
In your eyes…

In your eyes I see a darkness that torments you and in your head where it dwells.
I'd give you my hand if you'd reach out and grab it. Let's walk away from this hell.


AS IT STANDS

Everything I have in my head, it begins to fade away.
I search for it and I long for it. Now I know it's gone.
Everything has slipped away.

And I'm so overwhelmed. Everything that rests upon my shoulders fell.
I would like to tell anyone who has depended on me for themselves,
"I'm sorry."

Everyone I've held in my arms, I believe I've pushed away.
I would be there if I could be there, but as it stands I'm gone.
Everyone has slipped away.

And don't be overwhelmed:
Everyone that loved me more than I could tell, "I'm sorry."
There's a private hell for anyone who lives to only love themselves.

Everyone has slipped away.
Everything has slipped away.


EVERYTHING
How are you feeling? What are your reasons?
Do you feel love or a lack thereof?

Love is a bond without reason, a cry for connection, a light in your eyes.
Love is a reason for living, a reason for trying, a reason for life.

Forget the feeling. Forget all your reasons.
Life is love or the lack thereof.

Love is a bond without reason, a cry for connection, a light in your eyes.
Love is a reason for living, a reason for trying, a reason to cry.

Love is a bond without reason, a cry for connection, a light in your eyes.
Love is a reason for living, a reason for dying.


Love is everything. Love is everything. Love is everything. Love is everything.

Oh love, you move me.
Oh love, you move me.
Love move in me.
Love, move me.
Love is everything.


TO THE TUNE OF 5,000 SCREAMING CHILDREN
We knew you'd hate this before we wrote it. So listen up, we're telling you before you tell us. We're not misinformed or misdirected, functioning on your subjective. Your hatred only fuels us on. Now how about a word or two on you? You're an alias, an email address. We lay alot more out than you do. We won't be part of your revolution. So listen up, we're telling you this is a business. We're not misinformed or misdirected. We'll make our own insurrection. So keep on publishing our wrongs. Now how about a word or two on you? You're a paper fist, a faceless attack. We're not about to break like you do.

WE'RE NOTHING WITHOUT YOU
You took away all my anger. We put away all your pride. Now you're gone, it's plain to see we're nothing. Now you're as the solitude of space is. We took it all away from you. You'd like to think you made us. We took it all away, away. You let us know that we are nothing. You took away all our pleasure. We took away all your pain. Now we're gone it's plain to see you're nothing. Now you're as the solitude of space is. We're nothing without you. What you want is what you get.

DON'T PUSH LOVE AWAY
Here's a thought, if you're willing to listen. I only tell the truth of the feelings I'm given. Can you hear me now? Listen. Whispers in the rain. Listen. Don't push love away, you know you do. It's all we have. It's a chore holding onto a vision. Don't leave her high and dry. She's the one you'll be missing. Can you hear me now? Listen. Whispers in the rain, while you're awake. Don't push love away, you know you do. It's all we have. I hate to think hesitation is a burden. A bittersweet design for a lesson you're learning. She's crying. Can you feel me now this time? Whispers in the rain, lying awake. Don't push love away, you know you do. It's all we have. Here's a thought, if you're willing to listen.

UNDERSTAND THE DREAM IS OVER
Here is my new disposition. You're about to understand. Our theory is only obvious to the skeptical, and at the bitter end. You're staring at a white page and the print is plain to see. Now turn the page and read what's written. It's your history. Do you understand? The dream is over. You haven't slept in years. Don't be looking for answers. You're better following trails. You're staring at a black screen. Your body starts to tense. When two plus two is five or less it's time to question common sense. Silence is a secret, a weapon in disguise. Listen to the silence. Open up your eyes. Do you decide what you hear and believe? Tell me who makes your mind up for you. Do you believe what you see to be true? Can you tell me who owns the truth? Who bought the truth? What is your disposition? Here is my new disposition. You're about to understand. Our theory is only obvious to the skeptical and at the bitter end.

IS PATIENCE STILL WAITING?
Will there ever be time enough? Or are we just too naive? I haven't just given up. Oh God, I still believe. Is patience still waiting? Will I wait on my knees too? Are you laughing at us today? And is this just one big game? Now cash me in while you can. We never were the same. Come on. Will you ever have all you want? And are we just next in line? Don't throw out your one good chance. You only have this time.

WE'RE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD (TO THE SIMPLE TWO)
We're at the top of the world, you and I. We've got alot of time and it sure feels right. Cause you reached in your pocket and pulled out a pass that says you can take me anywhere. Sha la la la. Sha la la la la la la. We're on the top of the world, here tonight. We've got alot of time and it sure feels right. Cause I'm up here running behind you. I'm up here running in repeat.

YOU ALWAYS SAY GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT
Did you really think that it was over when you hung up the phone and said goodnight? And did you ever think that it would be too much? I can't leave without saying goodbye. So did you really think that you could take it? Could you make it alone tonight? I never could have hoped for anything more. Be my angel if you can, alright. You always say goodnight, and you always say goodnight. So baby did you sleep an hour for me? How I wish I was there right now. I wasn't going to tell you I could change things. I'm afraid I never will know how. But I don't really think that I can take it. Will I make it alone somehow? So hold me in your arms before I leave you. I'll be back as soon as time allows. You always say goodnight, and you always say goodnight. Goodnight.

SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT HERE
Something isn't right here. You've gone and left me on the ground. Something isn't right in this world called confusion. You gave it all away before you could lose it. Something isn't right here on the ground. You never said goodbye. You died. You chose to carry on a lie. Something isn't right here. You've gone and left me on the ground.


EMOTION IS DEAD PT. II

Did you really think that it was over?


THIS IS YOUR LIFE
baby, you say, "this is your life, well where is mine?" how you gonna get there going nowhere? burn yourself out. die too soon. you see the world is only temporary. everybody's scared that they'll be no one too. how you gonna hold out when you sold out? life's a riddle. here's a clue. You see, a moment's only temporary. let too many go, and you will be history too. "why?" you ask me. "Why?" i'll tell you. "Why?" i will tell you. You gave up baby.


VARIATIONS ON A THEME

you saw her on the 4:15 in a dowtown tuesday you wonder where she's heading to cause it's a little bit early her eyes reflect that she's on top of a whirlwind business blitz but as a matter of fact there's all too much of that because she's anyone anywhere you saw her leaving by the back on a frigid sunday you barely noticed as she passed because you always hurry now speeding off you trace the steps of an endless procession but as a matter of fact there's all to much of that because she's anyone anywhere you caught her on the 4:15 it's a payday friday you've gathered where she's heading to cause it's a little bit early again you wait to make your move to a conversation's birth but as a matter of fact there's all to much of that she's anyone anywhere.


IF I TOLD YOU THIS WAS KILLING ME, WOULD YOU STOP?
watch your mouth hold your toungue boy because you're running out of breath running out of time before every careless word that you utter renders you utterly useless now you're drowning in your own saliva trying to speak yourself to the top of your hardcore world well keep on talking just keep on rambling you've got your mouth full now listen here's the pleasant part you and i we fell apart why don't you make up your mind shut your mouth burn your bridges throw your words like an attack stab me in the wait a second what's that i just heard nevermind it's obviously useless now you're standing on your soapbox yelling from the rooftops everything you say is a lie now listen here's the clever one who speaks before his thoughts are done why can't you make up your mind watch your mouth hold your tongue some things are better left unsaid now i hope you're pleased you let your pride stand tall it danced within your words right before your fall why don't you say that to my face if i told you this was killing me would you stop?


THE CLOSEST THING

you're the words that come out easy and i am speechless at best your star it seems to shine above the rest you're the face before the cameras the smile i'd like to earn the closest thing to perfect in a hollywood to burn your the beauty that is deeper than than eyes can merely see the closest thing to perfect but the farthest thing from me and i'd love to be the shoulder that you cry on and i'd love to be the friend you call when things are great you're the dream that hasn't ended and i'm still anxious for rest your words they seem to hang above my head you're the bud before the flower unfurls into full bloom captivating beauty but it may be all too soon you're the song that writes a story but leaves alot to read the closest thing to perfect but the farthest thing from me and like i really deserve a chance to sit across a table and tell you that i think you're wonderful and i think you're something special i guess this is my only chance to say i wish i knew you because i'm sure you're wonderful if i'd get to know you.


AUGUST IN BETHANY
with the sounds of the ocean crashing 7:30 friday evening everything comes tumbling down i choke back each tear that bleeds i'd rather rest forever in your arms i'd rather stay here than go but i know that i should leave as i sit here helpless don't go you said you wouldn't you said you couldn't i think of our time together is it fading am i dreaming everything you said lives on i cherish our memories i want to kiss your tears away tonight it's hard to give up the one you never thought you'd leave don't go your eyes see through my soul don't go you say as i walk out the door.


MUSIC BOX SUPERHERO
you'd like to think i have it easy at times i think you're right but then i take a look around and see your eyes on me at times i think i have it easy until i close my eyes and see this life in my box lets you turn the key when you want to hear a melody but i can never be the apple of your eye the story of your life it's what's inside i go through stages when i feel this matters this song and dance is a way of life for me you'd like to think i have it easy at times i think your right but then i take a look around and see the grass is always greener on the other side and i can never be the one who saves the day i'm just the man in the music box it's nothing special i'm just the man in the music box (your music box superhero) i will never be your superhero.


SHOW ME THE MONEY

i thought about what you said it's not your money that i really want and i don't care.


CONSTELLATION
some things can never be explained why every sky still looks the same and i wonder how my world would look without you some things can never be explained like how our scars remain the same and i wonder how the sky would look without my star sleep seems a dream away and a year too late words that can't be spoken stream off my face i want't to be selfish you are my everything some things can never be explained why does your love remain unchanged cause i know it wouldn't be the same without you sleep seems a dream away and a year too late words that can't be spoken stream off your face please don't forget my name and take me with you when you leave i've got a lot to lose i've got to let it go please don't forget my name.


P.S. WE'LL CALL YOU WHEN WE GET THERE
looking back alot has changed we never thought there'd come a day when everything we used to live for everything we did and everything we say could fade away now we're left holding onto dreams smalltown kids we're gonna get there now it's time i see those city lights i think it's time to go and we'll come back home when we hit the big time and we'll come back someday.


FOR EVANGELINE
in one night you made me your own the deepest embrace's creation i layed there for days and you forgot in one night you made me your own in one hour you gave me away to the angels you sent me up to the sky now their wings fan the heat from the face you'll never see the hair you'll never smell the little hands you'll never hold now i am but a silhouette down there a silhouette of a memory of a solitary night nothing more.


DUANE JOSEPH (DJ)
tell your mom you need a day off so we can play out in the rain we'll catch a ride to the mall, go down to the arcade cause that's where all the cool kids hang tell your mom you need a day off cause i don't feel like school today we'll ride our boards down the hill and to the playground where everything's ok tell your mom that you'll be home late cause building cabins in the woods is hard work you always know that i'll be here cause summer time is coming near my closest friend you'll always be you are a hometown kid like me tell your mom to make us lunch now cause we worked up an appetite g.i. joes and karate matches in the backyard where everything's all right now i can see that things have changed we've gone our separate ways now and it's not you and me anymore, it's not you and me why can't it be the way it was when pain was only plastic guns my closest friend i couldn't say you are a millionmiles away i guess i'll hold my breath there is no harm in hoping for change.


PICTURES, STARS, AND DREAMS
i picture you sighing soft only in my dreams whisper kisses only in my dreams and they're always here to remind me... pictures stars and dreams calling me when i look up you're the brightest star in a pocketful of skies my colored picture in a world of black and white my only dream come true on a restless winter night when i look back on a picture of the past i close my eyes and make believe i was still there cause all i have left are pictures and stars and dreams to hold on to i'll never wish on another star again


SEVEN FORTY SEVEN
autumn came and left the summer sun behind us with our thoughts when it stops raining i think i'll take a walk to your house and if we ever get the chance to set a dade i think i'll take you on the next plane won't you come and take a holiday with me i've asked you twice before will this be the time you finally say yes to me i've asked you times before this is the last i've asked you times before won't you come and take a holiday with me please say yes won't you come with me there's things to see won't you come and take a holiday with me i can take you i can't make you.


THIS IS NOT A LOVESONG
the time is 2:22 and i hope your wish comes true but you say i'll know before you do and i hope you're right why can we talk this way we always speak when you're so far away and i'm sitting right here it's 10:00 your time and it's 1 by mine and i often wonder why you even care do you ever wonder why we met here the time is 2:22 and i hope my wish comes true and i think i'll know just when you do i hope i do maybe this is just what i need maybe i'm wrong.


WEEK LONG EMBRACE
the canopy above my head is all i see another day another night i'm lying here falling asleep i sure hope that they do not think i'm lazy and i hope that they don't think that i'm a slob i hope that i don't make myself way too much at home i hope you care when i'm gone watch another movie play another song read another passage in the book spend another hour of just another day i hope i don't spend way too much time falling asleep i sure hope that you always know i'll miss you and i hope that when you sleep you're looking up cause when i rest i think of all those tired times and i can't sleep when you're gone those closed eyes remind me of what we have please don't open them yet.


INFATUATION

i should have known better than to breathe you in the first time i held you there for just a second but the mistake was mine now i can't take my hands off you i can't keep my hands off of you i thought i'd only hold you once more then i thought i'd let you go i thought once would be enough but i guess that wasn't so now i need you every day i need you more and more.


THIS IS THE END OF YOUR LIFE

Hold everything dear, in your hand. In a moment it's gone, everything that you love disappears. Hold everything close, 'cause you may outlast it. Memories are all that remain of the way that it was. Watch it all go by, 'cause it's all that you can do. Everything changes so fast. For better or for worse, it was never up to you. Everything's changing so fast. Hold everything in. You're a mess. It took years to attain and a second to tear it all down. Burn everything off, 'cause the feeling won't last. Memories are all that remain of the way that it was. Watch it all go by, 'cause it's all that you can do. Everything changes so fast. For better or for worse, it was never up to you. Everything's changing so fast. It's changing now. Listen, every single second counts. Every single moment leads up to now. This is the end of their life. This is the end of your life. This is the end of our life. This is the end of my life.


MOMENTS...

You'll bruise their hearts, child. You'll live their lives? You'll fill their shoes, child? You'll still be right? You'll speak your words, child. You're still naïve. You'll tell your lies, child. They'll still believe. All you've ever said about them, it was never right. Has all you've learned here been forgotten? You're the perfect light? Don't strain your head, child, thinking for them. Don't place the blame, child. Your time will come. All you've ever thought about them, it was never right. Your "open mind" is sealed and settled, locked and bolted tight. All you've lived is moments in a fraction of their lives. It's sad you never notice when the stick is in your eye. You'll throw your stones, child. You'll never bleed? All you've ever said about them, it was never right. And all you've ever thought about them, it was never right. The bleeding hearts and artists painted meanings in their songs. And all the little children lost their minds and sang along. All that you said wasn't true.


IN A FRACTION
All you've ever said about them, it was never right.


LIABILITY
You can tell us that it isn't serious. And you can tell us that you'll do it right. You can tell us that you've got it all worked out. You can tell us that it's all for us. But we know you're lying through your teeth. You can tell us that it's for security. And you can tell us it's for our own good. You can tell us that we wouldn't understand, and you can hide behind your practiced grin. But we know you're lying through your teeth. You will bare the brunt of liability. It will be a stone around your neck, drowning you in irresponsibility, underneath the weight of your regret. You can sell our secrets for your benefit. You can toss our bodies in the ground. You can ship our children off to battlefields. You can wipe the blood from both your hands. You can tell us that it's indisputable, as you throw away the evidence. But, we know you're lying through your teeth. You will bare the brunt of liability. It will be a stone around your neck, drowning you in irresponsibility, underneath the weight of your regret.


BREATHING BY WIRES
addicted to razors. lashes to saviors. glued to the monitor. trained behavior. reduced to a number. mechanic enslavement. a virtual prison. selected detainment.
a gradual nightmare. suicidal impulse. a cycle of habit. undeniable loss. breathing by wire. a network of heroes. processing data as ones and zeros. Carry me through the wires. Bury me in the screen. Shift me into this fixation. Cling to the machine. This is now your world, and you barely made it. Did you think that it would cradle you until you were asleep forever? Did you? Carry me through the wires. Bury me in the screen. Shift me into this fixation. Cling to the machine. This is now your world, and you barely made it. Did you think that it would cradle you until you were asleep forever? Did you?


PIANO SONG
Old friend, I hear you. I know just how you feel. I've been in your shoes before. I've seen your worries, and I can understand everything you going through. And I believe in you. Your time is coming. Don't give up tonight. There's a life ahead. Your time is coming. Don't let go tonight. My friend, I've listened. Things only can improve. You have all the time in the world. So keep on fighting, and never let them say there's anything that you can't do. Cause I believe in you. Your time is coming. Don't give up tonight. There's a life ahead. Your time is coming. Don't let go tonight.
I watched as you sat with a cigarette in your hand, holding a drink in the other, trying to drown all your pain… And I believe in you. Your time is coming. Don't give up tonight. There's a life ahead. Your time is coming. Don't let go tonight. Old friend, you'll realize, good things are worth the wait. Enjoy the times that you have. You'll see a new day, when darkness fades again, and the sun can rise to shine. And I believe in you. Your time is coming. Don't give up tonight. There's a life ahead. Your time is coming. Don't let go tonight.