Words & Tunes

 

 

Slow dance

I'll take one last glance, in the eyes of a wasted chance, it took too long to see it

I'll speak these empty words, that flow through my every nerve, but still you won't believe it. 

So I'll hold back time to say goodbye. 

Chorus: And I will slow dance with this ghost of you.
This reckless romance, we suddenly outgrew. And I'm sorry, that I can't keep standing by your side but I hope you... always keep me in mind 

I'll steal one last kiss to taste you upon my lips and hope the feeling lingers 

But I'll feel it in my bones
As your voice changes tone
And you lift up your fingers

(Chorus)

And I'll lie awake with this strange regret
Of the standards I could've never met
All the love I buried beneath my chest
I'll have to learn to accept 

(Chorus)


The only fool 

Everything I knew was just a lie
I played in my mind, my mind

You broke into my heart, I justified.
And now it's my crime, my crime

I was only months away, from stating my case, from stating my case 

Now the thought has gone to waste
You made your mistake, you made your mistake

Chorus: I pulled the wool, over my eyes
And I believed you, I believed in you
Now I see through your disguise
But I'll relieve you, I'm the only fool 

I would've been the first to testify
that you were one of a kind, so kind

I never even saw a warning sign
of the demons inside, inside 

All the steps that I retrace, how did we end in this place, how did we end in this place. 

I was guided by blind faith
I dug my own grave, I dug my own grave

(Chorus)

Bridge: 
You don't owe me a single thing
I was only imagining
That somehow you could feel the same 

I don't need any sympathy
Even though this is crippling
I know I'm the only one to blame 

(Chorus)


Brave the Storm

I ache to know, what you're going through
And help you carry all the weight
I'll quench these words, that I'm burning just to say.
But it can wait 

'Cause life spoke first, and didn't hold its breathe. 
Hope has almost dug it's grave
You lit a spark, that engulfed me in the flame. 
It won't just fade... so 

Chorus: 
Even as plans are washed away
I will steer through, the tossing of the waves
I'm losing direction, I'm changing course
But I'll brave the storm, I'll brave the storm.
I'm reaching shore 

I can't see what this future could hold
Beneath the pounding of the rain
You stirred my heart, and it's coursing through my veins
I can't explain

(Chorus)

I'm reaching shore 2x 

Bridge: 
I will follow, find direction, I will brave the Storm
I will follow, find direction, I am reaching shore

(Chorus) 


Heart beat slower

You said, how your heart would skip a beat when you saw me.
You said, it'd be different now with me, you were falling
It was you, walking through the park. It was you, calling after dark. It was you
It was you, dancing in the street, it was you, leaning into me, it was you

Chorus 1: So baby does your heart beat slower, heart beat slower now.
I'm asking does you heart beat slower, have we fallen out, oh

You said you could barely take a breath when you saw me
You said I'd be different than the rest
you were falling 

It was you walking through the park, it was you calling after dark, it was you
It was dancing in the street, it was you leaning into me, it was you

Chorus 2: So baby does your heart beat slower, heart beat slower now.
I'm asking does you heart beat slower, have we fallen out.
So baby does your heart beat slower, heart beat slower now. 
Im asking is it really over, cause I still feel it pound 

Bridge: 
I still feel it, I still feel it, I still feel it pound
(4x)

(Chorus 2)


The Haunted 

She said come back when your older, 
Wait for the wind to blow colder
She placed me aside, smothered the tide.
And left love to die.

She placed her sights on broad shoulders
Then gives me a taste when I'm sober
Enough to stay drinking, to render my thinking. 
Then leave me behind 

Chorus 1: I need to move past you, I need to outlast you. But you call in the night, you call in the night.
A ghost only I see, you always can find me. 
There's nowhere to hide

She said that she lost the spark
But fans the flame going dark
She leaves me with embers,
enough to remember, 
Then tears me apart 

She keeps me wrapped 'round her finger
As thoughts of another still linger
She stays occupied, drenched in a lie
Then leaves me to dry 

Chorus 2:  I need to move past you, I need to outlast you. But you call in the night, you call in the night.
A ghost only I see, you always can find me. 
There's nowhere to hide, there's nowhere to hide, 
You haunt every sight. 

Bridge: My eyes have grown heavy, My heart has grown weary, just leave me, leave me be. (2x)

(Chorus 2)


House of cards

I'm looking past the ceiling
to see what I find.
Even good can be deceiving, if it's misaligned. 

Claim it's more than just a feeling. 
I rest on my pride. 
Just a step away from healing
but choose to stay blind. 

What am I placing my hope in?
When it all falls, when it all falls.
The frameworks barely holding, but I still stall, but I still stall. 
And though the storm is raging, I pray that it could cease.
All this time, this house of cards was folding.
But I held on, onto every last piece. 

I'll swim across the ocean, 
to find some new ground.
'Cause I can't believe the notion
that this could turn around.

 I was searching for affection                                                                                                                                                                                                on the wrong side.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Following my own direction
 teach me to abide

(Chorus) 

Bridge: 
I can't hold this anymore, I'll wash up on the shore (4x) 


You Alone

I'm not used to feeling nervous
I'm not used to feeling small
I'm not used to counting moments
They're not usually spent in awe 

Gods creation magnified, by his beautiful design. I'll abandon all my pride, and place my will aside 

I cant force you to a feeling. 
Or map a course, my plans are reeling back
But I will stand through the blow, if you could know. It's you alone, it's you alone 

I'm not used to losing focus
I'm not used to losing sleep
I'm not used to seeking notice
I'm not usually in this deep 

God bestowed the purest heart, in you his priceless work of art. I just hope that he imparts, me to be its guard. 

(Chorus) 

Don't try to talk your way out.
Don't close a door, before you look inside.
Drop your worries, see what you will find.

I can't ignore the calling
I just need one single step
All I ask is to discern what is best 

(Chorus) 

 


More Heart Than sleeve

I guess I always knew how this was gonna end. 
I got so lost in you that I started to pretend
Forced myself in view, and I tried to make you see 

I guess I always knew that this just wouldn't last
I'd join the helpless few, that thought they'd make it past
But still I needed proof, As I walked beside belief

The pressure built above my size, still I pressed on hoping you would realize. 
This love beneath my eyes, you'll never find.. 

Couldn't you stay here with me
And be who I thought you could be
I had so much love to give
And I wasted it on you
Couldn't you let yourself feel
Try out a heart that's been sealed
Poured every ounce of me, more heart than sleeve, it's true.
All you left was residue 

I guess I've always known, 
that I never had the chance. 
That all affection shown, would be drowned in circumstance. 
And if a seed had sown, 
It wouldn't get the time to bloom. 

I guess I always knew
This dream would never live. 
Just one day with you, would judge
All I can give.
You Wanted my pursuit, 
But for me there wasn't room 

(Chorus)

The bar was set above my reach, still I kept on knowing all we could achieve. 
But we strangled love so tight, it couldn't breathe.

Ending: 
Poured every ounce of me, more heart than sleeve
each day, still you threw it all away...


Maybe

Maybe I came off a bit too strong
Maybe I doubted for far too long
Maybe I could've wrote one last song
Maybe then this wouldn't have gone all wrong.

Maybe if we could've had just one kiss
Maybe then your fears would've been dismissed
Maybe if we held on for one more day
Maybe then the pressure would drift away

This didn't go as planned.
Oh it slipped right through my hands.
It fell apart at the seams.
And I'll see you in my dreams.
But I can't spend my life with maybe.

Maybe I held you a bit too high.
Maybe I was acting far too shy.
Maybe I could've brought down your guard
Maybe then this love wouldn't be so hard

(Chorus)

Bridge: Maybe I was all wrong, maybe this wasn't right
Or maybe in 10 years time, you'll still be on my mind
Maybe I'm moving on, and maybe I'll find someone.
Maybe I'll walk away, and you'll come around someday.
Maybe we need to grow, or I wasn't meant to hold. Maybe we fell apart to claim someone else's heart.
Maybe we'll just be friends, or maybe we've reached the end. Maybe we'll never know, but I'm letting maybe go..

This didn't go as planned. Oh it slipped right through my hands...


Every urge

I’m tempted to try. Entranced by these
sinful eyes.
I can’t, I can’t escape.
Intoxicating me with
every gaze.
But I stumble to
approach.
Walls build beneath my
throat
Cause I can’t breathe
(when you walk, when you walk)
Lose my knees (when
you talk, when you talk)
So much ease (I get lost,
I get lost) in every urge.
Ooh
Feels like the breeze
(when you walk, when
you walk)
I’m fumbling (when you
talk, when you talk)
Start to freeze (I get lost,
I get lost) in every urge.
Every urge.

Rehearse my
every step.
While you hardly to
break a sweat.
A chemical release, tantalizing me, in
fantasy.


(Prechorus)
(Chorus)

Bridge: Can’t resist.
Clench my fists. Losing
grip. Begging for notice.
Stubbornly restrain, all I
crave, I’m enslaved.