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Of Youth/Of Beauty

 
           








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OPEN ARMS

Whatever happened to truth? Lost without a trace
Whatever happened to the mirror that showed me a happy face?
Whatever happened to sorry? You know it's never too late?
Whatever happened to good things coming to those who wait?
Whatever happened to this city? It's not like it used to be
Whatever happened to you? Whatever happened to me?

Gotta look myself in the eye and say it's gonna be alright
Maybe everything won't be alright, all the time
I've gotta take these chances where they lie, it's gonna be alright
Gotta see things for what they are at the time

Lost with no place to begin
I'll slowly adjust to this unjust place I'm in
Whatever happened to the list of things I wanted to be?
Whatever happened to you? Whatever happened to me?

Gotta look myself in the eye and say it's gonna be alright
Maybe everything won't be alright, all the time
I've gotta take these chances where they lie, it's gonna be alright
Gotta see things for what they are at the time
I've gotta take these chances where they lie, it's gonna be alright
I've gotta see things for what they are at the time
Gotta look myself in the eye and say it's gonna be alright
Maybe everything won't be alright, all the time
I've gotta take these chances where they lie
It's gonna be alright

Gotta see things for what they are at the time

 

SO SO

I'm so so, it's late
And I forgot to take my medicine
I'm uptight and tired
In my life, it's so mechanical
Am feeling, feeling great
Until I realise all the mess I'm in
I'm so uninspired at a time that is so so

I'm so so, it's fate, I've lost my antihistamine
I'm finding it hard to fill in the 'pros' on my
'reasons for living list'

When it's too late to be late
I don't show up at all
The gaps in my diaries speak volumes
About me

I've done something wrong
At least I've done something

Take me back to the London town
That brought me up
'Cause it's bringing me down
And I will pay you solid gold, my friend

Would you take me back to London town
When it felt good to be around
And I will pay you solid gold, my friend

 





I'm so so, to date
My days are unaccounted for
I've found, I'm bound only to me
I'm not alone, but I'm lonely

Was feeling great, when in a voice

That didn't suit the face, he said:

"Instead of becoming your mistakes —
remember that time is the time that it takes"


I've done something wrong
At least I've done something

Take me back to the London town
That brought me up
'Cause it's bringing me down
And I will pay you solid gold my friend
Would you take me back
To the town I miss
Now morphed into antithesis of
Everything it used to be

I'm so so

 

ENGINES

So this is where the engines stop
This is where we find the words
Or never talk
Is this where the fuel runs out?
Or the starting point
To turn it back around

Lift the brakes, let's not waste time 'cause

Your love is my life
Don't know why we're fighting when
We're on the same side
My heart is frozen
Can't keep looking backwards
Got to live for now not then
So Engines can start again

So this is where the penny drops
Seems we only look for it when it's lost
There were times we made the traffic stop
Now the bright lights don't notice us at all

Lift the weights, lets not waste time with
The little things that stop us moving, cause

 





Your love is my life
Don't know why we're fighting
when we're on the same side
Stuck here we're stalling
Can't keep looking backwards
Got to live for now not then
So Engines can start again

My happy memory is home
Back when the engines started
On their own

Lost in so many different places
So many conversations and faces
I don't want to face without

Your love in my life
Don't know where we're going
But I can't wait to arrive

 

WONDERFUL

The person that you were has died
You've lost that sparkle in your eyes
You fell for life, into it's trap
And now you want to bridge the gap
Now you want to bridge the gap,
Now you want that person back

And all your ammunition's gone
Run out of fuel to carry on
You don't know what you want to do
Cause what you want does not want you
If what you want does not want you
And you've got no pull to pull you through

Say "I am Wonderful"

 






If what you've lost can not be found
And the weight of the world
Weighs you down
No longer with the will to try
You stop to let it pass you by
Don't stop to let it pass you by
You've got to look yourself
In the eye
And

Say "I am Wonderful"
We are all miracles
Wrapped up in chemicals
We are incredible
Don't take it for granted
We are all miracles

Say "I am Wonderful"

 

LIFE GETS IN THE WAY

We talk talk talk
Close but not the same
Putting back the pieces that remain
You said it would be easy
But I can feel the strain
Does everything mean nothing
I'm back on the scales
Weighing it up, cause

I don't want to be the same anymore
Got to find what I'm here for
But its so hard to change
When life gets in the way

We crash crash crash
With nothing left to burn
Try to turn the tables we have turned
Covering the cracks
Won't make them dissapear
I've lost count of the times
That we've been here
What's the way? Name the price
I must pay, cause

 

I don't want to be the same anymore
Got to find what I'm here for
But its so hard to change
When life gets in the way

Seems everyone around me
Has moved on
Where's the spark
When the spark is gone
It's so hard to change
When life gets in the way

Tell me what it takes to get through
Is everyone better as two?
If life is what you choose
I chose to leave this all behind
For you

I don't want to be the same anymore
Got to find what I'm here for
But its so hard to change
When life gets in the way
Seems everyone around me
Has moved on
Where's the spark
When the spark is gone
It's so hard to change
When life gets in the way

 

BROOKLYN

I look in my crystal ball and see nothing
I quietly wish I had it all
Or at least something

And while the short wave says chaos surrounds us
I don't hear a thing
Its all so quiet in Brooklyn

If I had a fresh start, I'd probably fail
So I drink my coffee and open the mail
And I hope the cruel words in your letter
Are baptised by my tears
I would try to make it all better, but it would take years

Cause while I've been feeding your ego
Mine's been wearing thin
It's all so quiet in Brooklyn

I'd get lost anywhere, as long as I'm found
I could be anyone, in any town
Why is there no one to help me find my way through?

Cause if there was someone to help me
Maybe I could help you
Seems everyone's already started
While I dont know where to begin
It's all so quiet in Brooklyn

 

REFUSE TO LOSE

I took my eye off the ball
I took my foot off the brake
'Cause things didn't go
The way that I planned
I want to not want it all
I want to give what I take
It's not how you leap it's how you land

It's time to
Liberate my liberty
If it's not beyond you
It's not beyond me
Mind over the matter
I refuse to lose from now on

If it takes one to know one
Then it takes two to know me
There's too much comfort in consistency
I could be more than I am
But I can not be more than me
Want to tune in to another frequency

 

In time I'll be anodyne
Free from pain, free from pain
If you look hard I think you'll find
We're the same, we're the same

With this in mind, I am kind
To almost everyone that I meet
We're all fighting our own battle
And no one likes defeat

It's time to
Liberate my liberty
If it's not beyond you
It's not beyond me
Mind over the matter
I've been walking tightropes
For too long
It's simple rationality
If it's not beyond you
It's not beyond me
I've found self stability
I've been walking tightropes
For too long
There's no more soul searching to do
If it's not beyond them
It's not beyond you
Don't question your ability
And refuse to lose from now on

 

HONEST

When this all settles down
I'm gonna turn it all around
I'm tired of trying to dig myself out of holes
Only to wind up deeper under the ground
When will all this settle down?

I've got to stop
I've got to stop
Putting it off
Got to be honest
It's not a lot
It's not a lot
But what will it cost
If I am honest?

So you think we can tamper with fate?
If we can I think its too late
Was starting to make so much sense
But things change
As quick as
A click of the fingers

There's no defence

 









When will all this settle down?

I'm tired of hiding
There's no more room
To keep any secrets

I don't want to dim your light
I just want to do what's right
The truth Is all I have to give

I've got to stop
I've got to stop
Putting it off
Cause no one deserves this

It's not a lot
It's not a lot
But what will it cost
If I am honest

 

HEART & SOUL

So your life is on fire
And you try to put it out with me
Well I'm sorry, I'm sorry

Everything is everywhere
And I don't know who to be
But I won't let this world unbalance me

There's nothing to stop us
From losing it all
So follow your heart and soul
Cause nothing will matter
Nothing at all
If you don't follow your heart and soul
Nothing will matter anymore

We get so easily distracted
We forget where we set out to go
Well it's okay, it's okay

 





When everything is everywhere
And you don't know what to do
Don't ever let this world unbalance you
It took some time to realise
But it just occurred to me
That what we have
Is what we choose to see

There's nothing to stop us
From losing it all
So follow your heart and soul
Cause nothing will matter
Nothing at all
If you don't follow your heart and soul
Nothing will matter anymore

 

SPEAK

I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I don't wanna wake up here again
If I could hear myself speak
I don't think I'd talk a word again

I've not got a words with way
I've not got much to do or say
Nobody let me in
I’ll never finish, so why begin?

Give it some time, give yourself hope
Or I'll give you mine
‘Cause I don't need it anymore
There's no accounting for taste
Let's agree to disagree
I’m a good person going to waste
You can leave
But I've got to live with me

Give it some time, give yourself hope
Or I'll give you mine
'Cause I don't need it anymore
I'm so sorry I spoke
Had all my eggs in one basket;
It broke...
But I don't need them anymore

Oh I tried, this well has rung dry
Do you fall a thousand times before you fly?
Time goes by, been living a lie
Gotta fall a thousand times before we fly!

 


So...!
Give it some time, give youself hope
Or I'll give you mine
'Cause I dont need it anymore
I'm letting it go, I know what I like
And don't like what I dont know
'Cause I dont know me anymore...

I must be crazy to be me
Must be crazy to be me

I must be craa — I came on my own, I'll leave the same way
The chances I've blown
No reason to stay

It's taken its time
It's taken its toll

They've covered the sign
And taken my soul


There's no need no speak
I already spoke

Words that cat fix
The fix that I broke

I'v done what I've done
I've done what I know

I'm letting it lie - zy to be me!

I'm letting it go

 

BLACK & WHITE DAYS

Every word I said, I meant it
All the time I had, I spent it
Was there nothing I could do to prevent it?
I don't understand, how all these plans fell like water, through my hands
Then there's you, to colour my black and white days
You colour my black and white days
Yeah you do, you colour my black and white days
Colour my black and white

I've changed as much as I can — there's only so much change in one man
I’m still trying to find who I am — I would turn and run back to where I begun

But you, colour my black and white days
You colour my black and white days
Oh you do, you colour my black and white days
You colour my black and white days
I can count on you to colour my black and white days
You make everything alright

When you're here I come to life
When you're here how I burn
To feel everything that I feel returned

Colour my black and white days
You colour my black and white days
But I wonder who colours your black and white days
And colours me black and white


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