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Nature

Try Try Try

Who I am I can’t defy

Even when I hide hide hide

I could never change completely inside

 

You see, it’s my personality 

Tightly wound around my soul 

Born into it

Can’t undo this

Nature of mine

 

Never wanna build you up

Never wanna bring you down

Keep it steady, keep your balance

Our ellipsis is a middle ground

 

Show show show

You can give it room to grow

Try to understand stand stand

Life will vary from the ways that you’ve planned

There’s holes within a system

Breaking down the rhythm

Life inside a prism

Engulfed by all the noise

Just remember that you’re different

That should be sufficient

Making weird consistent

Know that you’re significant

 

See, it’s my personality 

Tightly wound around my soul 

Born into it

Can’t undo the

Nature of time

 

Never wanna build you up

Never wanna bring you down

Keep it steady, keep your balance

Our ellipsis is a middle ground

 

 

Sound and light reflecting when I step outside you talk to me 

What I see and what I hear will lead me where I wanna be

 

She says that I’m free

She says that I’m free


Realization

Wilting away, wilt away

Fearing my mind has gone astray

Dragging my feet, drag my feet

Why do I pretend to be 

Happy, clearly you see

 

That I am not, I am not

Love’s been wittled down to just a thought

You come as a friend, as a friend

Bring my doubting to an end

Make me understand

 

I wade through all the dust and grime

That clouds me everyday I find

I don’t have love

But it now appears to be

You’ve been standing right next to me

 

Breaking misery, misery

Blinded by the possibility

How I didn’t know, I don’t know 

Finally the sorrows goes

Exposed

See how it shows

 

I wade through all the dust and grime

That clouds me everyday I find

I don’t have love

But it now appears to be

You’ve been standing right next to me

 

Winter breathes, chills the air

Passes through me as I stare

Holy mass of green

Dances in your eyes

A spark is burning bright

Breaking through but grounded by the night

Won’t this moment last, this moment last

 

I *made it through* the dust and grime

That clouds me everyday I find

I don’t have love

But it now appears to be

You’ve been standing right next to me

 

Right next to me

Right next to me


Children of the Stars

I know why you’re worried

Building up inside of you, the fury 

Oh you see the factory is coming

Shaping the foundation of the future

 

They say the home is where the heart is

How can they be bringing in this wreckage? 

Division grows around displeasure

Words on the edge of their lips 

Of your lips of my lips

 

Please just help me find

A little piece of mind

I can’t forget this love

 

Got an axe to grind

Don’t you be unkind

This place I call my home

 

Memories of childhood

Set beneath the shoulders of the dogwood

Watched the moon slowly climb above us

The land it was ours it was ours

’Til they tore it apart

 

Please just help me find

A little piece of mind

I can’t forget this love

 

Got an axe to grind

Don’t you be unkind

This place I call my home

 

Moving forward 

Get to light for me

Through the tunnel

There you will start to see 

Reason believing deceiving misleadin’ 

The green space is leaving they can’t seem to stand down

Stand down

They won’t they won’t they won’t

 

Please just help me find

A little piece of mind

I can’t forget this love

 

Got an axe to grind

Don’t you be unkind

This place I call my home

 

I will be living and I will be living

and I will be living and I will be living

and I will be living and I will be living

and I will be living and Ooooooooooh!

 

A blaze of glory

Never ending

The children of the stars be given

Whoa never ever let it go

Don’t loosen up your grip

On love you believe in

Some day we’re gonna see


It was all a dream

I saw you fade into the night

Fear of watching

 

Didn’t waste your time

Distance increasing as you danced

Drifting backward

 

Missed another chance 

To finally let it out

And tell you how I feel

 

Tearing at the seams

Hate to create a theme

Why must this fall on me?

 

I don’t ever want to keep a secret 

I don’t ever want to keep a secret

I don’t ever really want to fall apart

I don’t ever want to see the dark

All I ever really wanted was your heart

 

Waiting far too long 

The fire threatens to dissolve 

Find the courage

 

Gazing down the line

It’s you and you alone

I want in the picture

SECRET


I can feel it now

I can feel it now

Watch the color taking action

Lifted from the ground

Never seen such sudden brightness

Overpower all the things that died

 

Gone the blanket made of snow, blanketed with snow

All the skeleton dancers 

Stunted from the cold

Barely made it through the winter

But the time has come to make a change

 

No this couldn’t be the end

This couldn’t be the end

Even through the bumps and bruises

The deepest of descents 

We have pulled ourselves together 

Let the transformation take control

 

Believe it

Believe it

You gotta fight through the dark

If you wanna get to the light oh oh

 

Well you know I’m tired of being afraid

Now it’s time to begin

Bloom when

Finally see the sun

Let me grow until the Gods they show 

I’m tall enough to battle with the breeze

By the sea

It flows

Again you know

Again we go

SPRING

 

 


Wake your eyes

Rise above the surface 

 

Ooooooh

Search for something new

Blessed is the blankness      

Emanating through you

Oooooh

Change is overdue

It’s time to make some noise

Leave the body that you knew

 

Mantra, what’s your mantra?

Deep reflection reflects off of the dusty mirror

Can’t you see a new face baby?

 

Born again the innocence is evident 

A cleanse within the soul

Partially you draw the curtain

Crack the window 

See the world 

Different than before

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

 

Pay attention to my voice

I’ll be your guide through each and every step

What you learn externally will form to be

The way you are

This you can’t ignore

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

 

Ooooooh

Search for something new

Blessed is the blankness

Emanating through you

Oooooh

Change is overdue

It’s time to make some noise 

Leave the body that you knew

  

Vanquish, vanquish

All the fears in the past as you know it

Wear your heart on your sleeve

Keep the flame lit

In your spirit

Let go of all the petty mind tricks

Worrying will kill you

Let the blood flow 

Warm through your body as you undo

Kaleidoscope of knots 

Tied you up 

Held you captive

Consciously the state of your mind has adapted  

 

Listen to it echo through 

The hallway door

Your confidence it sings

Let the show begin 

The stage is lit for you

Enter the unknown

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

 

Realize the emphasis 

And reminisce 

On influences formed

Deep inside your mind -

A wall, behind it all the

Forces working

Shaping how you’ve grown

 

It’s impossible for your mind to distinguish

Our human nature

You are not alone

It’s impossible for your mind to distinguish

Our human nature

We are not alone

Nurture


Need you to understand 

I just wanna be your man

Now

I’m committing tonight

 

You

Make it so clear to me 

Loving you’s my policy 

Alone

You’re the only one

 

Flash of light

Overhead 

In the night

And everything’s falling into place

Be, overseas on my knee

Excel  

 

Ever upward you and I flow

Positively moving through the years

I’ll never let go

Won’t you put your hand out

Need to feel your touch now

Won’t you put your hand out

Need to make this one vow  

Wooooo

 

Heat

The fire to the flame

Don’t you be my waiting game

Love

I’m burning up inside

 

Time

It’s surely come to this

Nothing short of tenderness

Us

Nothing I could compare

 

Flash of light 

Overhead 

In the night

And everything’s falling into place

Be, overseas, on my knee

Excel

 

What is the use in waiting 

Listen to what I’m saying

Here we are radiating

Loving this life we’re making

 

Excelsior


Grateful for all the wisdom carried through the years

Like a shadow I follow everything you’ve done

Mercy mercy me

All the things you have given baby

Well I just want to thank you 

Here and now as I proceed

 

The steam it rises

Beckoning the cold away 

Introduce the valley to the sun

Mercy mercy me

Watch the day reawaken slowly

Never knew the beauty of the morning till now

    

Tell it like it is

Tell it like it is 

The high the low

You know I wouldn’t be here

If it weren’t for you

 

My brothers and sisters of mine

Mine mine

Our family will stand the test of time 

Each generation passing down the line

Never gonna be alone, never be alone

Fly, fly, fly

No chance I could’ve ever realigned

Without my brothers and sisters of mine

I can feel it with my

Brothers and sisters of mine

 

A new appreciation rushing like a river

Through my body as I carry on

Mercy mercy me

‘Cause the wheel’s spinning constantly

Every new rotation shaping us as we go

 

Keep it in the moment

Look me in the eye

These memories we make

Will burn into the sky

Traces of the future

Traces of the past

Forever intertwined together

Forever bound to blaze a light

 

My brothers and sisters of mine

Mine mine

Our family will stand the test of time 

Each generation passing down the line

Never gonna be alone, never be alone

Fly, fly, fly

No chance I could’ve ever realigned

Without my brothers and sisters of mine

I can feel it with my

Brothers and sisters of mine

 

MERCY


Sinkin’ beneath

A gray silky shelter constructed of sheets

We daydreamed through the night

Oblivious to every little thing outta sight

 

Lying there to disguise

The distance unfolding in front of our eyes

Keep what’s left of the heat

And hope that it can burn until the bitter turns sweet

 

It’s coming like we know

It’s true

And there’s nothing we can do

These worries, will they remain on my mind?

 

What if I need

What if, what if I need you

Wasting time 

Acting like I’ll get through 

Out there on my own

Living all alone

What if I still need you?

 

I can’t comprehend what it means if I do

Running my hands through you hair

A part that splits us both, this separation we bear

 

It’s coming like we know

It’s true

And there’s nothing we can do

These worries, will they remain on my mind?

 

What if I need

What if, what if I need you

Wasting time 

Acting like I’ll get through 

Out there on my own

Living all alone

What if I still need you?

 

Can I leave? Will I want this evermore,

Or will it come to pass?

Is there ever really any way to say that love will last?

Only time reveals what stays the same

Take the chance while I still have a choice

 

What if I need

What if, what if I need you

Wasting time 

Acting like I’ll get through 

Out there on my own

Living all alone

What if I still need you?

WHAT IF


Tired of the noise 

That beats me down

Can’t keep up 

The pace is too fast

And it only seems to rise, rise, rise

 

Frightened by the site

Of all the growth 

Cynical mentality grabs a hold

Maybe cause I am getting older

I don’t know, know, know

 

Paint a picture of your face

In my mind you leave your trace

Never ending

I fantasize to diminish all the

Worry in my head 

Take me to the hills instead 

Be together

You and I 

High above toward the moon

We can make it last

 

Please leave me alone

The space we lack 

Suffocated by the way we seem

To be connected all the time, time, yeah

 

Oh tell me what is real and what is fake

My heart it breaks from all the

Digital misconceptions they’ve given me 

A bad impression of the world

Yeah, yeah

 

Paint a picture of your face

In my mind you leave your trace

Never ending

I fantasize to diminish all the

Worry in my head 

Take me to the hills instead 

Be together

You and I 

High above toward the moon

We can make it last

 

All I really want to do

Is run away to the woods with you

All the peace and space we need

Up in the woods

WOODS