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Reckoning
Daylight
Wasted
Mountain
Big Idea
Anywhere But Here
Accident
Fall Down
Bonnie & Clyde
Fallen
Deliver Me
Fly

Reckoning

Burn it down to the ground
Let the flames wrap around
The time is coming now
To start over again

Forget it all, that came before
For the sake of something more
Surrender to the core
And then make ammends

Suddenly, tragedy
Can you tell me what you believe?

Things are gonna change
Like a bolt of white lightning
In the blinking of an eye
It should come as no surprise
You're gonna have to choose your side
But you will know everything
There's gonna be a reckoning

Feelin so very small
I'm not anything at all
Instead of standing tall
I want to run away

Wakin up isn't easy
In the haze it's hard to see
There's been too much sleeping
We should be wide awake

Suddenly, tragedy
Can you tell me what you believe?

Things are gonna change
Like a bolt of white lightning
In the blinking of an eye
It should come as no surprise
You're gonna have to choose your side
But you will know everything
There's gonna be a reckoning

Burn it down to the ground
Let the flames wrap around
The time is coming now
The time is coming now
To start over and over again

Things are gonna change
Like a bolt of white lightning
In the blinking of an eye
It should come as no surprise
You're gonna have to choose your side
But you will know everything
There's gonna be a reckoning

Daylight

Sailing, ship is lost at sea
Sky is dark, there's no map to read
Lost boy, caught without a voice
Waits for daybreak like he has a choice
Tall water like he's never seen
Stretching into infinity
Looking out with fearless dignity
Captain going nowhere boldly
Can only wait and see

Looking skyward
It's the living sun
It'sverywhere, touching everyone
Over the ocean, sparks across the sea
Daylight shine on me
Shine on me

Blind man, been that way from birth
Gives advice to me for what it's worth
"All my senses more appreciate, The silence will seduce you, too, someday he says:"
"Laughter's like a fingerprint I don't need a clock to know what time it is I can tell you how it's gonna be"
Then looking out as if his eyes could see
He said I should be

Looking skyward
It's the living sun
It'sverywhere, touching everyone
Over my skin, and as far as I can see
Daylight shine on me
Shine on me

I am dumbest man on Earth
Giving love away for what it's worth
Who is really, really innocent?
Shouldn't get this weary making sense
I'm up all night, sunrise on the way
Counting on the only constant thing
Should know better, better be more than this, then
Looking out at smiling children
Who smiled back at me

Wasted

Thought I'd be far along by now
Thought I'd find a life and settle down
So wrong
So long

Thought it all would be more clear
Thought it all would take me far from here
So wrong
Thought I'd be farther along

Wasted, wasted
Drink a toast to roads not taken
Wasted, wasted
No regrets so lets start singin' yeah

What has led us to this place
What has led us to this tragic fall from grace
Too proud
Lights out

What has made me so resigned
That I care less than ever, nevermind
Too proud
What's this road I'm walking down

Wasted, wasted
Drink a toast to roads not taken
Wasted, wasted
No regrets so lets start singing
Wasted, wasted
Another round is bound to chase it
Wasted, wasted
Drink a toast to roads not taken

Through many doors and many miles
No reward for only getting by
Thought I'd

Find someone who'd stay
Been around the block but walked away
Too shy
Thought I'd have someone nearby

Wasted, wasted
Drink a toast to roads not taken
Wasted, wasted
No regrets so lets start singing
Wasted, wasted
Another round is bound to chase it
Wasted, wasted
Drink a toast to roads not taken

Mountain

I've been playing once again with matches
I am fascinated by the flame
Watch my life go up in smoke and ashes
Smile as I hear my fiddle play
Singing as it all falls down around me
Laughing at what started with a spark
I can feel the heat but I'm not burning
I have spent a long time in the dark

I am a mountain
A single stone
Defiantly I stand alone
Courageously, in majesty, enduring anything
And I'll make my stand
I am a mountain
I am a mountain

I've been playing once again with passion
I am fascinated by the pain
Thinking that I might get a reaction
But no one's ever going there again
Who could ever move a thing so heavy
Who would ever dare to delve so deep
I've been here before and now I'm ready
No one ever gets the best of me

I am a mountain
A single stone
Defiantly I stand alone
Courageously, in majesty, enduring anything
And I'll make my stand
I am a mountain
I am a mountain

All ties severed
Still no better
But what ever happens carry on and on

I am a mountain
A single stone
Defiantly I stand alone
Courageously, in majesty, enduring anything
And I'll make my stand
I am a mountain
I am a mountain

Big Idea

He had a big idea
All this time inside his mind
A big idea
Would change how the world would hear

Revolutionary
Surely they would pay top dollar
So simple it was scary
And very revolutionary

Loud and clear
In the air
Invisible
A big idea

He had a big idea
But big ideas are dangerous
When no one called
He would have to show them all

Thievery
Stealing what they did not own
Up against the damned
This was not what he had planned

Fought too many battles
The wife will surely carry on
Thirteen floors in all
High enough for when I fall

He had a big idea
All this time inside his mind
A big idea
Would change how the world would hear

Anywhere But Here

Disillusioned, disenchanted
I've had enough, I just can't stand it
All too many promises forgotten

Unfulfilled, unprepared
And more than just a little scared
But now it's time to take more than I've gotten

Incidental, incognito
Someplace far with simple people
I need to go where no one knows my name

There's a road and it leads right out of town
And I'll be on it as the sun goes down
'Cause there is nothing left for me it's all so clear
I am headed any where but here
Anywhere but here

Underground, undermined
This town gets smaller all the time
I'm sure a thousand miles will escape her

Incoherent, in defense
I know how this story ends
All I need is one clean sheet of paper

Unresolved and undecided
I'll get on my bike and ride it
'till the highway holds some possibility

There's a road and it leads right out of town
And I'll be on it as the sun goes down
'Cause there is nothing left for me it's all so clear
I am headed any where but here
Anywhere but here

So unheard so unknown
So I'm selling everything I own
I know my life is out there but it won't come to me

There's a road and it leads right out of town
And I'll be on it as the sun goes down
'Cause there is nothing left for me it's all so clear
I am headed any where but here
Anywhere but here

Accident

Almost died today
Crashed my car but walked away
Way to go, what a show
A spectacular display

I know what some would say
That I should live another day
It is not chance, coincidence
Don't look the other way

Surely it's an accident, some mistake
That a fool like me would be saved
It just could be my lucky day

You know it isn't fair
Could have died with style and flair but
Nice trick, so slick
And suddenly I'm spared

Surely it's an accident, some mistake
That a fool like me would be saved
It just could be my lucky day

Maybe the key was that so many were watching
So they can see that could be anybody
And then they miss their families
And tell them just how much they mean

Surprised I'm still around
Living in the lost and found
I must confess, no one's impressed
With how I'm headed for the ground

Surely it's an accident, some mistake
That a fool like me would be saved
Could just be my lucky day

Fall Down


Chasing makes it far away
Save yourself for another day
There's too much tension, you're gonna break
If you keep going against the grain

Falling down's not so bad
Sometimes it's all you have

Fall down
Let it out, come around
Fall down
Let it go, lead me now

Baby's got those spins again
Holding on to reign them in
Tried to silence pain with gin
Be so much better to just give in

Falling down's not so hard
It's really not that far

Fall down
Let it out, come around
Fall down
Let it go, lead me now

I'm so damn happy, can't you tell?
Just ask anyone who knows me well
My ship has sailed and it's just as well, bye-bye
Bye-bye

Falling down's not so wrong
It's right where you belong

Fall down
Let it out, come around
Fall down
Let it go, lead me now
Fall down
Let it out, come around
Fall down
Let it go, lead me now

Bonnie & Clyde


He was a renegade writer
He was a poet in his prime
He was tiring from finding inspiration all the time
He was hungry for adventure
Get in trouble if he could
And a drive across the country just might do himself some good
Someone riding shotgun
Too pretty to ignore
With just a little mischief always spirited and sure
He was looking for a partner
Who might like to take a ride
He was looking for a Bonnie to his Clyde

She was a diva desperado
Always had a new address
She was thinking that this town might have her settling for less
Never seeing what she needed
Her career was near the end
And a feeling so familiar said it's time to go again
Someone who's a hero
With nothing left to prove
With just a little mystery and always on the move
She was looking for a partner
Didn't want to be a bride
But she'd love to be a Bonnie to a Clyde

On the run, by my side
I could dream, you could drive
Take the world by surprise
On the run, by my side

It was a hole up in the highlands
It was open all the time
It was just the kind of place you'd find a partner to a crime
He was hustling the hot shots
She was drawing him away
So he talked to her a while and they had a lot to say
She said "I'm getting tired of living
The same day year after year"
He said "I think it's time the both of us were getting out of here
And don't ask me where we're going
'Cause I don't have a clue
There is nothing here for us to come back to"

On the run, by my side
I could dream, you could drive
Take the world by surprise
On the run, by my side

Someone riding shotgun
Too pretty to ignore
With just a little mischief always spirited and sure

He was looking for a partner
Who would cross the Great Divide
He was looking for a Bonnie to his Clyde

Fallen

You are very smooth
Too cool for the room
But you'll be mine soon

You speak in silence
With such indifference
As if you never knew

As if you'd ever take the time to know me
Say hello it's just a bone you throw me
If you wanna play a game then show me how

This is a big mistake
But it's way too late
I see too far ahead
I'm holding my breath
I've already fallen

Say what I want to hear
Don't mean it I don't care
Give me something I can use

I'm not a patient man
Bark like the dog I am
And I'm pulling at my noose

As if you'd ever take the time to know me
Say hello it's just a bone you throw me
If you wanna play a game then show me how

This is a big mistake
But it's way too late
I see too far ahead
I'm holding my breath
I've already fallen

Delusion is the better part of valor
I'm doin' fine 'cause in my mind I have her
Just another one that doesn't matter now

This is a big mistake
But it's way too late
I see too far ahead
I'm holding my breath
I've already fallen

Fly

There's a bird outside my window every morning
And I think he's trying to tell me tell me something
Don't know why, don't know why
He just fly

See this bird don't spend his time doin' too much thinking
He's so happy and I hear him always, always singing
See how high, see how high
He just fly

Why do I always make it harder than it has to be
Waiting around for love to rescue me
So what if nothing comes that easily
You can't have everything
Just breathe

There's an angel that I'm sure is watching me
I think I hear him trying to tell me tell me please
Don't you cry, don't you cry
You just fly

Why do I always make it harder than it has to be
Waiting around for love to rescue me
So what if nothing comes that easily
I can't do anything
Just breathe
Just breathe

Friends are calling me they say I'm stayin' close to home
They want me to see there's plenty of room to roam but
You don't try, you don't try

I hear you
I'm near you
I want to
Smile like you do

Oh my baby wakes me up with kisses every morning
And I hear her when she whispers and she says I'm really something
See how high, see how high
You just fly

Why do I always make it harder than it has to be
Waiting around for love to rescue me
So what if nothing comes that easily
That isn't news to me
Just breathe
Don't you cry
Just breathe
See how high

You just fly

Deliver Me

I have spent years looking over my shoulder
Looking behind while my cup runneth over
If I could just open up to the love that runs deep

Many a man can't see his life before him
Chasing his tail as failure adores him
If he could just open up to the love that runs deep, endlessly

Deliver me, deliver me
Deliver me, deliver me

I have tried hard to steer clear of evil
Fight the good fight for as long as I'm able
But when I am weak the evil just won't let me be, let me be

I have spent years looking over my shoulder
Looking behind while my cup runneth over
If I could just open up to the love that runs deep

Deliver me, deliver me
Deliver me, deliver me
Deliver me, deliver me
Deliver me, deliver me

I have spent years looking over my shoulder
Looking behind while my cup runneth over
If I could just open up to the love that runs deep

Deliver me, deliver me
Deliver me, deliver me
Deliver me, deliver me
Deliver me, deliver me



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