01

WAITING

Waiting for the sky to fall, wondering if I can do it all.

I am waiting on anything to make this okay.

Waiting till I catch a break, wondering how long that’ll take.

I am waiting on anything to save the day.

 

The alarm didn’t go off again today.

It’s not even six, I’m already late.

Toast is burnt; lessons learnt

And I am praying for some kind of miracle.

 

Slow down, touch the ground,

Get my thoughts straight again.

Hurry up, fill my cup.

An easy day’s around the bend.

 

Waiting for the sky to fall, wondering if I can do it all.

I am waiting on anything to make this okay.

Waiting till I catch a break, wondering how long that’ll take.

I am waiting on anything to save the day.

 

I’ve got so much that is on my mind,

I don’t know if I have the time

To be who I want to be, see who I want to see.

Do it all and not give up anything.

 

Fake it till you make it

Living life without a care.

The grass is looking greener

But how do I get myself there?

 

Waiting for the sky to fall, wondering if I can do it all.

I am waiting on anything to make this okay.

Waiting till I catch a break, wondering how long that’ll take.

I am waiting on anything to save the day.

 

I’m always walking the line

Hoping I’ll find some piece of mind

Until then I’ll be getting by.

 

Waiting for the sky to fall, wondering if I can do it all.

I am waiting on anything to make this okay.

Waiting till I catch a break, wondering how long that’ll take.

I am waiting on anything to save the day.

02

MUSE

I know you know the famous scene:

A model in a magazine,

A fire in their face that seems to say

To keep those crows’ feet of your face

By keeping passion in its place

‘Cause Pollyanna’s oh, so yesterday

Well, I’m sorry if it seems passe,

But I’ve got a friend who makes me say

The bright side might just be the kindest way

 

Chorus: So excuse me, Muse, won’t you please amuse me?

Use your laugh to inspire me truly

Of all the things that put my mind at rest

Your laughter is the best

Your jesting makes me smile

That makes living life worthwhile

For after laughter fills me up inside

That’s when I’m inspired

 

A home that you made beautiful

In twenty years of miracle

Like a superhero in my eyes

I watched you push through everything

And tackle all that life could bring

Each challenge just another chance to rise

So when I think I won’t pull through

I just sit back and think of you

And let your courage light me from inside

 

(Chorus)

 

So when our day is ordinary,

Or our perspective isn’t fair, we

Just remember how he used to play

Knowing now just what our muse meant

Choosing to pursue amusement

Gratitude for every added day

He’d say “Sorry if it bursts your bubble 

Growing old is not your trouble;

Aging is a privilege,” he'd say

 

(Chorus)

03

SURRENDER

When I first saw you

I just couldn’t help myself.

Something drew me closer,

Took my heart off of the shelf.

 

Day turned into night, darkness to light.

Birds start to sing (just another love song).

Your kiss like a wish consumes me with this feeling.

 

Surrender, Surrender, I whisper in the dark.

Surrender this feeling so we can light the spark.

Surrender, Surrender, I whisper in the night.

You know this feels so right

As sparks fly in the night.

 

Now I’m catching myself

Lost in thoughts about you.

Caught up in what happened,

Can’t believe it’s really true.

 

Cause my sky turns from grey to blue when it’s me and you;

Birds start to sing (just another love song).

Your kiss like a wish consumes me with this feeling.

 

Surrender, Surrender, I whisper in the dark.

Surrender this feeling so we can light the spark.

Surrender, Surrender, I whisper in the night.

You know this feels so right

As sparks fly in the night.

04

TAKE IT FROM ME

Take it from me, that I don’t want to,

To crawl across that line to see what you really knew.

Another yesterday of smiles and memories.

It’s the tomorrow of your dreams that worries me, so

Take it from me.

 

The bigger, the better – the now or the never,

It’s the language of your life.

Another day another dollar – divide the riches from the squalor,

Just to see what you might find.

 

But one day you’re gonna realize that there’s no one left beside you.

You’re walking with your heavy load and there’s no one there to guide you.

Your heart is looking for an answer that just can’t be bought.

You need to open up your eyes and see it’s about what you have got.

 

So take it from me, that I don’t want to -

To crawl across that line to see what you really knew.

Another yesterday of smiles and memories.

It’s the tomorrow of your dreams that worries me, so

Take it from me.

 

White picket fences, locked gates and hedges

Hide from your reality.

On your throne you’re made to conquer without limits, made to order.

There’s more to life than what you see.

 

You’ve lost connection with your soul and you’re stranded out to sea.

There’s only one chance that you get but you’re wishing there were three.

You lie yourself down late at night and find that you can’t sleep.

It’s all the chaos in your mind that you’re trying hard to keep.

 

So take it from me, that I don’t want to -

To crawl across that line to see what you really knew.

Another yesterday of smiles and memories.

It’s the tomorrow of your dreams that worries me, so

Take it from me.

05

MAKE ME STAY

Make me stay,

Make me want to leave it all behind.

Let me hear you say all of your beautiful lies.

Just one night bring to me a dream of not-so-real.

Take it all away, and leave me here to feel...

 

Make me stay,

Bleed from me the truth of where it ends.

Let me hear you pray – hide what you’d defend.

Anger swells like the waves upon the stormy sea.

Wash away what is left of me.

 

Tell me you love me,

Say you won’t go.

Tell me you need me,

I need to know.

 

Make me stay,

Take away tomorrow’s sorrow send.

Only to delay knowing what we pretend.

Make me right in a world that’s gone so very wrong.

For tonight, just hold on.

 

Tell me you love me,

Say you won’t go.

Tell me you need me,

I need to know.

 

Tell me you love me,

Say you won’t go.

Tell me you need me,

I need to know.

06

MATCHSTICK

Light a matchstick for you baby

So you can find your own way home.

The weather’s cold outside baby

How much farther do you have to roam?

 

And I’ll be waiting here baby

When you are on your way down.

Never know where you’re gonna go

Never know what is gonna show

Until you’ve got it all up and out.

 

Never know what you’re gonna find

Never know what could change your mind

But I guess that will come with time.

I know I am gonna see so much more than I’ll ever be

And I guess that’s alright with me

Alright with me.

 

This matchstick’s burning fast baby

And pretty soon will go off in my hand.

The time is up and they’re waiting

Now’s the time to make our stand.

 

And I’ve been waiting for so long

For something to turn around.

It’s getting clearer to see

When you are right here with me

There is nothing that can hold us down.

 

Never know what you’re gonna find

Never know what could change your mind

But I guess that will come with time.

I know I am gonna see so much more than I’ll ever be

And I guess that’s alright with me

Alright with me.

07

SHE TRIES

Mama I see you

Wondering if you’ve given enough.

I know you are tired

Creating a world can be so tough.

 

I know you think you are failing

Drowning in a river of your guilt.

If their eyes your prevailing

You’re the base on which this empire’s built.

 

You cry sometimes wishing it could be different.

You lie down at night worried you are missing it.

 

But you Try – everyday you give your heart.

And you Try, hoping you don’t fall apart.

Watching them grow you’ll never know just what it means

That you Try – you Try.

 

You’re pulled in every direction

As you’re walking a very fine line.

Between this life you are building

And the life you’re leaving behind.

 

I know you feel you are losing

Pieces of the woman that you were.

This is the path you are choosing

She’s still in you and you are her.

 

And she smiles sometimes at the beauty she has grown.

And she’s wild sometimes in this energy she’s known.

 

And she Tries to find herself everyday.

She Tries hoping she will make her way.

Learning to love what she’s become and what it means

When she Tries, she Tries.

08

SPIN

Every step I take too close, you run another step away

And the centre we set spinning now begins to tilt and sway

If you want to keep the distance, then you know that’s what I’ll do

But I thought we could keep it spinning, if you’d take one step closer too

 

I’ve been torn apart before; I try not to let it phase me

But you’re afraid to fall in love and somehow I’m the one who’s crazy

You’re not afraid to dance in lightning or to fall into the sea

Somehow the only thing that’s frightening is to fall in love with me

 

I never meant for it to happen, I’d only barely caught my breath

And wasn’t ready to start giving from the little I had left

But you came and without knowing found a way to set me free

She was there within your hands the person I forgot could be

 

Yeah, I know I’ve made mistakes, but now I’m here and wanna learn

As you set my world on fire and walk away to let me burn

You tell me that your sky is frozen, but remember when it turned

So take my hand and pull me into the force of your spin

Let’s spin

 

So you were trying to be kind when you were lying to protect me

Were you hoping I was blind or just declining to respect me?

Was the truth I was more trouble than you had ever guessed?

Well, of all your misendeavours I just hope you loved me best

 

I know you think that I am foolish; you always thought I was naive

Well I guess it’s pretty foolish to love you when I always knew you’d leave

09

LONG GONE

Tires screech down the old dirt road

She leaves behind in a cloud of dust all she’s ever known.

A pair of shoes and a photograph is all she has

And she’s Long Gone.

 

She leaves behind all those crazy days

The lonely nights and heartbreak was more than she could take.

And as the tears fall she knows she’ll be okay

Cause she’s Long Gone.

 

Long Gone.

Long Gone.

 

God only knows where this old road will end.

It doesn’t matter to her anymore, she feels it’s heaven-sent.

Freedom washes over her in the light of the sunset

Cause she’s Long Gone.

 

Long Gone.

Long Gone.

Long Gone...Boy she’ll be Long Gone.

 

And as the sun rises upon another day

She thanks the good Lord that she got away.

She swears he’ll never find her, but if he does he’ll wind up dead.

No man will ever own her and she promised when she said

She’s Long Gone.

 

Long Gone.

Long Gone.

Long Gone.

Long Gone....Boy she’ll be Long Gone.

10

MIRACLE

Walking in the rain

Hearing whispers of a quiet pain

Feeling more alone than before 

Looking for a friend

When it feels my dreams are at their end

But no one seems to care anymore

No more

 

But your smile lights

Up those lonely nights

When my tears begin to fall 

When we're alone together

I feel I am home

 

Lying in bed

With half-formed dreams floating through my head

Out of the darkness you appear 

In your embrace

I'm overwhelmed by the love in your gentle face

All of my dreams are coming clear

So clear

 

Cause your fire lights

On the longest nights 

When I feel the weight of it all

When we're in here together

I feel

This is home

 

Cause your fire lights

On the longest nights

When I feel the weight of it all

When we're in here together

I feel this is home 

 

Pausing in the rain

For a moment, let it wash away the pain

Feels so good to know

I'm not alone

11

SOMEONE LIKE HER

There she goes unknowingly towards what she will be

Standing here she braves her fears for possibility.

As I watch her shed her skin and doubts become a blur I wanna be

Someone Like Her.

 

Someone who’s battle scars do not define her life.

Someone who finds meaning and comfort through the strife.

She stands a little taller so the whole world can see that she could be

Someone Like Me.

 

Someone Like Her,

Someone Like Me.

So I stand a little taller so the whole world can see that I’ve become

Someone Like Me.

 

I am a Phoenix

And I rise from the ash.

And nothing will stop me from knowing who I am

And following my path.

 

Someone Like Her,

Someone Like Me.

So I stand a little taller so the whole world can see that I’ve become

Someone Like Me.

 

Someone Like Me.

12

HOME

The waves crash from the ocean upon the golden shore.

Around my friends and family there’s nothing I want more.

The wind can cut right through you and make you hard as stone,

But when you are surrounded by love you’re never alone.

 

Home...Home.

Where love and laughter live, and hearts are always free to roam.

Home...Home.

My heart will always belong to the place that has been known as

Home.

 

My grandma loved to look out upon the rocky land.

It wasn’t much, but to her it was wonderful and grand.

I wait here in her footsteps and hear her call my name.

No matter where life takes me it will never by the same as

 

Home...Home.

Where love and laughter live, and hearts are always free to roam.

Home...Home.

My heart will always belong to the place that has been known as

Home.

 

My babies, they are small now, but soon they will be grown.

This land and ocean view are all they’ve ever known.

I look out on the water and offer up a prayer

To the ones who went before us knowing they are always there.

 

Home...Home.

Where love and laughter live, and hearts are always free to roam.

Home...Home.

My heart will always belong to the place that has been known as

Home.