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Chasing Sunsets

Feeling guarded, it's not comforting being discarded;

Racing thoughts don't dampen the sound.

This whole dream's exploding and it's all I can do to search for solid ground.

I'm out of focus - your quest for happiness sidetracks your sight from what's right here.

All these years I fought for your love only to find I'm not in frame,

Cuz you say 'loving' and 'being in love' are not the same.

 

Turn around, hear me now:

There is no one holding you back but you.

I can't make you wanna stay,

So run away, find your sunset. I truly hope that you do.

Just know that I'm not chasing after you,

I'm not chasing after you.

 

You've felt distant since you found your true self to be different,

But the girl I've known through it all is still there.

I dare you to run from her as if she won't care.

That silence and empty stare speak for you now.

I've done all I can to sort this out.

 

Turn around, hear me now:

There is no one holding you back but you.

I can't make you wanna stay,

So run away, find your sunset. I truly hope that you do.

Just know that I'm not chasing after you,

I'm not chasing after you.

 

Like a Chinese finger trap, the harder I pull,

The harder it seems to get out from inside of this hole.

What to do?

I've got to loosen my grip to get through.

 

Turn around, hear me now:

There is no one holding you back but you.

I can't make you wanna stay,

So run away, find your sunset. I truly hope that you do.

Just understand I'm not chasing after you,

I'm not chasing after you -

(Like a Chinese finger trap, the harder I pull,

The harder it seems to get out from inside of this hole.

What to do?)

You - (I've got to loosen my grip to get through.)

You - (So run away, find your sunset. I truly hope that you do.)

You - (Just know that I'm not chasing after you, I'm not chasing after you.)

 

You Had Me Going

Getting my limbs pulled in different directions, I'm not okay,

Gotta go one way or the other.

I spend too much time ignoring my impulse. I nod my head to the words you say,

Then replace each day with another.

But I'm waking up inside now that I can read between the lines.

 

I hear you loud and clear - it's such an explosive sound.

Demolition's your intent, but it gives me new ground.

I just wanted to be what you saw for me in this scenery,

But it's fake and I should have known.

Never walk in footsteps that your heart can't follow.

 

Cutting away through all the layers of winding thread that are binding me,

I suddenly feel liberated.

I've got fire in my bones again; telling from my reflection, I'm a marionette no more.

I'm free from the monster that you created.

I have woken up inside now that I can see the hollow in your eyes, yeah.

 

I hear you loud and clear - it's such an explosive sound.

Demolition's your intent, but it gives me new ground.

I just wanted to be what you saw for me in this scenery,

But it's fake and I should have known.

Never walk in footsteps that your heart can't follow.

 

Tear the seams, release my drive.

Stitch me up, bring me back to life.

Breathe in, I'm alright.

 

What you say, what you do,

Can't erase the things I've been through.

I am strong, I'm moving on.

(Tear the seams, release my drive.

Stitch me up, bring me back to life.

Breathe in, I'm alright.)

 

I hear you loud and clear - it's such an explosive sound.

Demolition's your intent, but it gives me new ground.

I just wanted to be what you saw for me in this scenery,

But it's fake and I should have known.

Never walk in footsteps that your heart can't follow.

 

A Better Life for the Taking

Running away should make sense in your mind,

Since rock bottom’s just a matter of time.

Stop wondering why the hand you’ve been dealt fits the crime

Of you consciously ruining your life.

How can I change your frame of mind?

 

Dry your eyes, raise your chin, you’ll be fine.

Like i’ve said a thousand times before,

Nothing’s changed but the choice is still yours.

I’ll be close, just breathe in and walk away -

The life you deserve can start today.

 

Can’t you see?  You won’t stop standing on ice

After crying out that you’ve fallen down.

You’ve gotta break free from this cycle you’re in,

Cuz someday you may fall through and drown.

What can I say to make things alright?

 

Dry your eyes, raise your chin, you’ll be fine.

Like i’ve said a thousand times before,

Nothing’s changed but the choice is still yours.

I’ll be close, just breathe in and walk away -

The life you deserve can start today,

All you’ve got to do is say.

 

There’s always been something about you,

Like a puzzle with pieces that never align.

I’ve spent all this time trying to solve you,

But nothing fits quite right -

Cuz you won’t stop hiding the pieces

That would lead to your work of art.

Unleash your heart and decide

To be fixable so you can save your life.

 

Dry your eyes, raise your chin, and walk away -

The life you deserve can start today..

 

Give Me a Chance

You're out taking the night in, the moon is shining,

You're getting away from what's weighing you down.

It's been a little while since you could breathe without feeling buried alive.

You find that you're fighting the thought to confide in someone,

Despite the need of breaking away from the one who's killing you inside.

 

C’mon, give me a chance to wear your worries for a while.

You need to get them out in the air, don't wait for tomorrow.

Just give me some time to care, all you gotta do is dial.

I'm on the other end with a love that's never been borrowed,

And always been meant for you.

 

You're trying to find protection instead of affection,

Your heart can't get through this all on its own.

You'll never feel alone again if you lose yourself in somebody who cares.

Instead of bleeding out the bad he's done,

Instead of running out and away from the one,

Let go tonight - I can show you how if you'll just let me hold you now.

 

C’mon, give me a chance to wear your worries for a while.

You need to get them out in the air, don't wait for tomorrow.

Just give me some time to care, all you gotta do is dial.

I'm on the other end with a love that's never been borrowed,

And always been meant for you.

 

What else can I say? I'm ready and waiting for your voice to resound.

I'm here for you now, yeah, I'm here for you now.

 

C’mon, give me a chance to wear your worries for a while.

(C’mon give me a chance)

You need to get them out in the air, don't wait for tomorrow.

Just give me some time to care, all you gotta do is dial.

(Just give me a chance)

I'm on the other end with a love that's never been borrowed,

And always been meant for you.

 

Yeah, always been meant for you.

It's always been meant for you..

 

Amber Roses

Like an elegant dance and a song, we

Go perfect together, it seems -

Evoking emotion in ways I'd never dreamed.

If it was up to me we'd rise and shine

To a beautiful world where you're mine -

But stories take twists that are so unkind.

 

I want you here today,

But life has the tendency to get in the way.

And I'll comply, whether or not you're ever mine;

I'll still be yours.

 

The roads we travel are clearly by choice,

As we chase after ambition, assured

By hopes that one day they'll no longer diverge.

And hopefully then we will have endured,

To get to that beautiful place where I'm yours.

Otherwise what is this distance for?

(Lately I’m not that sure)

 

I want you here today,

But life has the tendency to get in the way.

And I'll comply, whether or not you're ever mine.

I know we've made mistakes,

But being apart, my perception has changed.

So I'll stand by, hoping you might still want to be mine,

Cuz I'll always be yours.

 

I've seen amber roses in every look.

Walking away from us tore me apart as my world shook.

I feel your unconditional love transcend the miles we've placed once more.

I'm still yours..

 

I am the Architect

Standing still - I'm not moving forward,

To the back, or to the side -

Just caught in the middle.

I can see the sky, blood red in disorder

As day burns into night.

Oh, change is coming, I know, I know, I know.

I can't fall behind, the next step has got to be mine.

 

No one knows what the future holds,

But my sights are set on no regret;

I'm not counting down my days.

No, I can't control what made me this way,

But my chamber's full and I'm gunning down my fate.

 

Here I go, I'm done as a coward -

My life is by design and I decide to be the one who draws the lines.

Moving on, I'm feeling inspired -

One thing can't make or break me, I'll save me with one step at a time.

And now I know: I won't fall behind as long as I

Keep my feet on the ground and my head in the sky.

 

No one knows what the future holds,

But my sights are set on no regret;

I'm not counting down my days.

No, I can't control what made me this way,

But my chamber's full and I'm gunning down my fate.

 

The course ain't clear, the pathway's rough,

But I'm waking up, not breaking down.

The time is now, I'm raising higher and higher,

I'm setting the clouds on fire.

I won't come down, I won't come down,

I'm taking control right now.

 

No one knows what the future holds,

But my sights are set on no regret;

I'm not counting down my days.

No, I can't control what made me this way,

But my chamber's full and I'm gunning down my fate.

 

Who We Are

We couldn't have conceived all the things we've done thus far.

All we had was a dream, a piano, and an old guitar.

It became a need, despite the advice from some.  We took charge,

And without intention we discovered who we are.

(Who we are, who we are)

 

We do it for the songs we play, we do it for the lives we save along the way;

The rush we get from pouring our hearts out on stage.

And even if nothing comes from what we make, it would be okay,

Cuz it's not for that, for them, or the hope for anything else but the chance to create.

 

It's down in our bones, it's how it has always been.

Trying to change us would be like fighting fire with oxygen.

You may never know what it's like to move someone

With a simple phrase, a small syncopation, or quiet strum -

It's something you can't erase,

It's only helped us to embrace who we are.

 

We do it for the songs we play, we do it for the lives we save along the way;

The rush we get from pouring our hearts out on stage.

And even if nothing comes from what we make, it would be okay,

Cuz it's not for that, for them, or the hope for anything else but the chance to create.

 

We've gone from basements among the lakes and the trees in our home state,

To bedrooms and cafés within the heart of PA,

To the way we made the mountains be our stage -

Yet nothing has changed.

 

We do it for the songs we play, we do it for the lives we save along the way;

The rush we get from pouring our hearts out on stage.

And even if nothing comes from what we make, it would be okay,

Cuz it's not for that, for them, or the hope for anything else but the chance to create.

 

We do it for the songs we play, we do it for the lives we save along the way;

The rush we get from pouring our hearts out on stage.

And even if nothing comes from what we make, it would be okay,

Cuz it's not for that, for them, or the hope for anything else but the chance to create.

 

Escaping Indecision

Here we are, out in the open.

Even with the cover of night, we're still exposed -

Like the cards I'm holdin’.

You see my hand, should I play or fold them?

Your eyes dance, your brain might be broken.

No response again, it's getting old.

It's now or never baby, I don't want another maybe,

So move your feet, choose the path for you.

I'll do what I have to do, just pick a side.

 

You can't make up your mind -

Your heart plays games like it's the weather, can I just get some sun?

You're taking too much time -

I'm not gonna wait around forever to know whether I'm the one tonight.

 

I shouldn't have to sell you on it,

If you need to be persuaded then count me out.

It's not right to fabricate

What should only ever be reciprocated.

Pretty soon I'll assume you don't want it,

You're inebriated by your doubt.

It's now or never baby, I don't want another maybe,

So move your feet - there's gotta be a way to separate the gray

And choose black or white, yeah.

 

You can't make up your mind -

Your heart plays games like it's the weather, can I just get some sun?

You're taking too much time -

I'm not gonna wait around forever to know whether I'm the one tonight.

 

I can't do this on my own, you know.

Even planes need lift to fly, and although we've flown -

If you'd rather be on the ground, then just go.

 

You're clouding up your mind -

My heart can't take this changing weather, can I just get some sun?

You're taking too much time -

I'm not gonna wait around forever to know whether I'm the one,

So move your feet, it's now or never to stay or turn and run tonight.

 

Life in Suspense

Flying down this road not thinking,

I'm reckless, pedal to the floor.

The world around, it's not paying attention;

I blink, we collide, and I'm airborne -

I never saw it coming...

 

Time stops as my life suspends in my head -

Bright lights, regret, things I never said.

If my eyes close and never open again,

Did I do alright?

 

I try to be strong as I'm free falling,

I owe it to those I love to fight like hell.

My lungs are shot, but I keep calling;

I bargain with God to keep me well.

I never saw it coming,

But had I known would I have changed the man I ended up becoming?

 

Time stops as my life suspends in my head -

Bright lights, regret, things I never said.

If my eyes close and never open again,

Did I do alright? What kind of life am I leaving behind?

 

It's all a blur in this machine,

But I can feel the kiss of flames as they dance with gasoline.

Honestly, I wanna be out of this trap.

I'm trying, but truth be told:

I know there's more I could have done and I've made mistakes,

But I can't escape this alone.

 

Time stops as my life suspends in my head -

Bright lights, regret, things I never said.

If my eyes close and never open again,

Did I lose the fight? Or have I won with what I'm leaving behind?

 

True North

Sometimes I recite inside my mind,

"I don't do enough or deserve to make it."

It isn't hard to do what's right, at least the way my heart defines it.

But I keep hearing I'm wrong, should I just have to fake it?

Like a boat at sea:

Being told where to go, but the waves are calling me.

Do I give up the reins, or break free?

 

I can't be what I'm not to make you happy.

When tomorrow comes, don't know if I'm ready,

(But I won't ignore what keeps my heartbeat steady.)

My eyes can't see what you want for me so badly,

Cause it's not for me, so tell me I'm crazy.

(I won't write off who I am to play it safely.)

 

Below, I've kept it hidden but now you know;

What's in my pages can finally be judged by my cover.

I may not feel the need to show the storyline I have to follow,

But you can read right along if you're keen to discover.

Like a mariner on shore:

He is safe where he stands, but he knows he's meant for more.

I know that I'm meant for more.

 

I can't be what I'm not to make you happy.

When tomorrow comes, don't know if I'm ready,

(But I won't ignore what keeps my heartbeat steady.)

My eyes can't see what you want for me so badly,

Cause it's not for me, so tell me I'm crazy.

(I won't write off who I am to play it safely.)

 

Faith comes, and faith will go.

Either way, it's gotta be my own.

I'm not you, and you're not me;

Let's not pretend that we have to be.

 

Below, I've kept it hidden but now you know;

What's in my pages can finally be judged by my cover.

 

I can't be what I'm not to make you happy.

When tomorrow comes, don't know if I'm ready,

(But I won't ignore what keeps my heartbeat steady.)

My eyes can't see what you want for me so badly,

Cause it's not for me, so tell me I'm crazy.

(I won't write off who I am to play it safely.)

It's not for me, so tell me I'm crazy.

(I won't write off who I am to play it safely -).

 

Reflect, Evolve, Inspire

Time flies away in the wind

Before your mind can take it all in.

Been the craziest ride as I've left behind my innocence,

But I'd do it the same if I lived it again.

 

Looking back I've lost and won,

But they both count for something.

I wouldn't be who I've become

If I didn't take a few on the chin, or let love in.

I've evolved through smiles and sin,

And it's made me who I am.

 

I have earned every one of my stripes

From what I've endured all of my life.

And what I have learned is they just add color to what otherwise is black and white.

It's only the start to my picture, but I'll use it to paint my future bright.

 

Looking back I've lost and won,

But they both count for something.

I wouldn't be who I've become

If I didn't take a few on the chin, or let love in.

I've evolved through smiles and sin,

And it's made me who I am.

 

With one eye on the past, each day I adapt

Because what doesn't kill me just makes me last,

While my other eye instead is on what lies ahead

So I can make the best of what I am before I'm dead.

Reflect, evolve, inspire -

These three words are all I need.

As I live, they help me add to the choir

That will sing my life's song even after I leave.

All that I've done has shaped me,

And what I do now is how I take flight.

The people I love are what fuel me

To make sure that I get the chorus right.

 

Looking back I've lost and won,

But they both count for something.

I wouldn't be who I've become

If I didn't take a few on the chin.

 

Lead the Way

Hanging on your every word, I can't get enough of all your lines;

I'm so inclined at getting lost in what you say.

You're always what I need. Like a stanza to a rhyme,

You complete what by itself means nothing; you make me something.

Go on and lead the way, I'm right behind,

Taking in what's come to be mine.

I don't mind the ebb and flow,

I won't let go.

 

You are my beginning, middle, but not my end -

I'm yours forever, that's what fate decided.

There's nothing in the world I'd rather call my own.

I hope you know, it's you who makes me go.

 

The way you make the summer stay.

The way that my smile won't go away.

You're like a drug that I can't shake, and that's okay.

The way you jump start my heart when it won't go.

You're my crescendo making what once was quiet,

Alive and vibrant.

So go on and lead the way, I'm right behind,

Taking in what's come to be mine.

There may be times it doesn't show,

But I hope you know:

 

You are my beginning, middle, but not my end -

I'm yours forever, that's what fate decided.

There's nothing in the world I'd rather call my own,

It's you who makes me go.

 

Putting pen to paper now won't be enough to tell you,

How when you look back at me,

The wait is gone and you're all that I can see.

What I'm wanting to imply is you're the reason that I shine.

 

You are my beginning, middle, but not my end -

I'm yours forever, that's what fate decided.

There's nothing in the world I'd rather call my own,

It's you who makes me go.

 

Here we are, out in the open.

Even with the cover of night, we're still exposed.

But my sights are set on no regret,

I'm not counting down my days.

We do it for the songs we play,

(Getting my limbs pulled)

We do it for the lives we save along the way;

(In different directions, I'm not okay)

The rush we get from pouring our hearts out on stage.

(Gotta go one way or the other)

C'mon gimme a chance to wear,

(Here we are, out in the open)

Your worries for a while.

(Even with the cover of night, we're still exposed)

You need to get them out in the air, don't wait for tomorrow.

(Bright lights, regret, things I never said)

No, I can't control what made me this way,

(Faith comes, and faith will go)

But my chamber's full and I'm gunning down my fate.

(Either way, it's gotta be my own)

Lyrics

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Reflect, Evolve, Inspire (2016)