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Passing Notes - Lyrics

No Longer Silent

I have some scars that you can’t see.

I’ve felt the weight of all the world come crashing into me.

I’ve lost control, I’ve lost safety.

 

These are my struggles – they are not me.

‘Cause I will win despite it all.

I will live a life so beautiful – so free.

I will do all that I can though I may fall.

I am not my struggles and so proud to be me.

 

I took myself out of the darkness and flew into the light.

I thought that I might fall, but I took flight.

I have these legs.

They helped me walk ‘til I was free.

I have these shoulders.

They carried all that burdened me.

 

I have my voice.

You can hear me roar.

 

Silent no more.

 

What I am is a survivor.

I stood back up when I had been knocked down.

Of one thing I can always be sure;

The hand I choose to hold won’t ever hold me down.

 

I took myself out of the darkness and flew into the light.

I thought that I might fall, but I took flight.

 

I have these legs.

They helped me walk ‘til I was free.

I have these shoulders.

They carried all that burdened me.

 

I have my voice.

You can hear me roar.

 

Silent no more.

Island

I’m not just a girl, and I won’t stay inside.

All the things that I’ve seen won’t make me run and hide.

But all I hear, oh all I hear,

is I should be alone – yeah, you should live in fear.

 

It’s so hard to trust, so I shouldn’t try.

I need to build some walls if I don’t want to cry.

Don’t rely on people in this town.

Yeah, they’ll break your heart. Yeah, they’ll let you down.

They say:

“You should be an island”

Then I say:

“Will that make me happy?”

You say:

“You should be an island”

Then I say:

“Why do I feel empty?”

Well I can’t live alone, I can’t live in fear.

We can all be loved on this spinning sphere.

If we all get run and then run away,

Well, these holes in our hearts – they won’t go away.

Passing Notes

And I don’t know why we float.

Why all I do is write these notes.

I want to forget where I’ve been.

But I can’t stand to let you in.

 

I can’t seem to make you see.

I’m not the lover that I used to be.

Now all I have are all these words.

The things that you’ve already heard.

 

It’s not your fault.

It wasn’t our time.

You gave me your heart.

I couldn’t give mine.

 

I wish I could make you believe.

I truly don’t want you to grieve.

I mean these words, I’d never lie.

I’d never want to see you cry.

 

The stars, they weren’t aligned for us.

In love, I don’t think I can trust.

So instead I will set you free.

To find out what is meant to be.

Uncover Your Heart

Rain. Then it came, the heatwave.

The forest burned until the Fall.

Leaves. Fell all around the front yard,

Now the snow covers them all.

 

A long dirt road lies between us,

The sky looks like it’s painted on.

And you’ve been carved into a statue,

The love I used to know is gone.

 

Oh, we let the silence talk.

Uncover your eyes.

Uncover your ears.

Uncover your heart.

 

Scream. Scream so that you’ll be heard.

Be loud, convinced that you will win.

Cry. ‘Cause no one wins at this game.

of poison thoughts and thicker skins.

Fool

You have the sweetest eyes.

You are a moon with an orbit I am crashing into.

You have the sweetest smile.

I need to know everything there is to know about you.

 

But I can’t.

 

Your voice, it calms me.

I’m under some spell. Tell me all of your amazing stories.

You go to touch my hand.

And I pull away. But I need to know how that would feel.

 

Your hand in my hand. But I just can’t

 

Oh, I am a fool. That can’t love you.

 

You have the sweetest heart.

So tender and kind. I’m in awe of you. How are you real?

You have the sweetest laugh.

With each passing day, I am falling for you and I feel…

 

…like I just can’t.

 

You seem to know me.

Today, more than I know myself. I realize how long it’s been.

You light a spark in me.

With each passing glance, I am close to letting my heart win.

 

And holding your hand. But I just can’t.

 

Oh dear you lit a little spark, lit a little spark in this heart.

And now I feel a little love, feel a little love once again.

 

Oh I’m a fool, and I love you.

Chameleon - Lyrics

Little Demons

I smile – I laugh – in the face of danger.

I am fine – I am alright – my dear monsieur.

I know my habits, they seem like a plea.

I’m out of excuses I keep up my sleeves.

 

Close my eyes and improvise.

All these funny little lies.

 

I can’t fight these demons anymore.

No, no, no.

I won’t fight these demons anymore.

No, no, no.

 

I thought we could sail on – just a little farther.

But we, we won’t make it, to the harbour.

Seconds away with the wind in our sails.

Pulling at clothes. Biting at nails.

 

I have to live. One day at a time.

A time without a worry. I don’t want to worry.

I have to live. One day at a time.

Not just for my sanity...’cause...

I know that we’re lost.

The lights fade to black.

This road that we’ve crossed.

We’ll never turn back.

Give me your hand.

 

A crumbling roof.

You hope it will hold.

You need to find truth.

You can’t be consoled.

Give me your hand.

 

All your answers will be questions,

Oh, and life is something we can’t understand.

Just give me your hand.

 

What do we do?

I know I can’t know.

The walls we break through.

The stones that we throw.

Give me your hand.

 

A crumbling roof.

You hope it will hold.

You need to find truth.

You can’t be consoled.

Give me your hand.

 

All your answers will be questions,

Oh, and life is something we can’t understand.

Just give me your hand.

 

I know that we’re lost.

We just need to breathe.

One day it will stop.

One day we can leave.

Give me your hand.

All Your Answers
Run

He says that I should slow down.

She says that I should breathe.

But I need to keep running away from these memories.

 

Oh, I so loathe the silence and the screaming in my head.

The claustrophobic emptiness of being in this bed.

 

But I know that I survived you.

Yes, I know that this is true.

And I’ll fix this hole in my heart that I got from loving you.

 

Now I’ll run from wolves who are like you.

Wolves in sheep’s clothes like you.

Oh now baby, I’m gone. I’m gone.

 

She says the quiet will fix me.

He says I can be healed.

But I am out of patience and I am unwilling to yield.

 

Oh, I so loathe the silence and these thoughts I can’t ignore.

The penetrating loneliness that creeps up from the floor.

 

But I know that I survived you.

Yes, I know that this is true.

And I’ll fix this hole in my heart that I got from loving you.

 

Now I’ll run from wolves who are like you.

Wolves in sheep’s clothes like you.

Oh now baby, I’m gone. I’m gone.

Walk with me a while.

Talk with me a while.

Ignore our problems

And let me see that smile.

 

Lay with me a while.

Laugh with me a while.

Don’t wanna see you frown -

It’s not your style.

 

Run with me a while.

Leave that life of yours a while.

Who would have known that

it would be so worthwhile.

 

Relax with me while.

Watch the stars with me a while.

In only days

We have come so many miles.

 

Walk with me a while.

Talk with me a while.

Ignore our problems

And let me see that smile.

 

Breathe with me a while.

Love with me a while.

Just stick around and

keep making me smile.

Tall Grass

Strings Untied - Lyrics

Hurricane

That moment in the dead of night,

Your hand goes limp in mine.

The first instance, I’ve felt, in months

the slowing down of time.

 

Finally, you sleep so sound.

As shallow breaths give you away.

I know Tuesday's been good to us.

But when will it be Sunday?

 

We've known eachother for some time.

All my love, it still remains.

Slide on over here,

And let me love you like a hurricane.

 

Couldn't we just disappear?

Leave for Italy or Spain.

Slide on over here,

And let me love you like a hurricane.

 

Part of me has changed

Displaced by ice, extended nights.

I will reclaim what I once was.

To you I will do right.

 

Nudge me awake - stay with me.

So I can't sleep in the snow.

I am nothing without you.

Just some girl with a banjo.

Watch the stars burn away in the sky.

Do they long to hold each other, like you and I?

I’ve lived for the moments when you hold me high.

A smile on your face; mischief in your eyes.

 

Because babe, you know I’ve got nothing

when you’re not around.

Don’t need any sleep, any air,

any sound.

Just your breathing in my ear,

The heartbeat in your chest

Let’s run away and forget all the rest.

 

Please let it be you and I.

My heart will forever be yours.

Watch the sky.

 

Remember the days when I’d watch from afar.

Your head on my lap as we flew in a car.

Remember the sand and the sun on my face,

as you threw me to the ocean, I’d cling to your waist.

 

Because babe, you know I’ve got nothing

when you’re not around.

Don’t need any sleep, any air,

any sound.

Just your breathing in my ear,

The heartbeat in your chest

Let’s run away and forget all the rest.

 

Please let it be you and I.

My heart will forever be yours.

Watch the sky.

Watch the Sky

Don’t look me in the eyes

say: “surprise”, it’s over.

Don’t you touch my face

And just erase all we had.

 

Just listen to our silence.

Let it hang – god, it’s loud.

Look at who I am today.

That empty girl? She is me.

 

But I still like to think I was good enough.

Though this heart knows that the answer’s still “no”.

 

I never believed you, now I don’t want to hear you.

They were right when they said “love is blind, he’s no good”.

 

Don’t look me in the eye

say: “surprise”, it’s over.

Don’t you dare touch my face

And just erase all we had.

 

But I still like to think I was good enough.

Though this heart knows that the answer’s still “no”.

 

I never believed you, now I don’t want to hear you.

They were right when they said “love is blind, he’s no good”.

Echo

I rarely know where I'm headed.

which is fine when I have you.

When my life just falls apart,

I know you have the tape and glue.

 

Drinking wine straight from the bottle.

On the landing of your stairs.

Why lose time thinking -

These moments are too rare.

 

See, I hadn’t noticed all this weight -

Until I fell.

Pull me from the wreckage, 

Free me from my wicked shell.

 

She can take me from this place.

filled to the brim with my self-doubt.

Stop me from making messy things.

That I’ll have to write about.

 

See, I hadn’t noticed all this weight -

Until I fell.

Pull me from the wreckage, 

Free me from my wicked shell.

 

I rarely know where I am headed.

In unreasonable shoes.

I can thank the gods for her:

this unexpected little muse.

Muse

Singles - Lyrics

That sound I wish I could ignore.

Fireflies are knocking at the door.

At my cabin in the woods.

 

Lake water puddle on the floor.

From when I washed up on the shoor.

By my cabin in the woods.

 

Isn’t there another way? I want you to go but I need you to stay.

 

I’ve been trying but I keep holding onto nothing.

Realizing that I can’t run away from  my sins.

So I sit here waiting like I should at my cabin in the woods.

 

I know I have no self control,

and I keep digging this hole

at my cabin in the woods.

 

Thought I’d be good, I spoke too soon.

Now I’m howling at the moon.

By my cabin in the woods.

Cabin in the Woods

Lights.

The foggy underground.

All the people I know have all gone.

Only hours ‘til the morning dawn.

 

And you.

Amidst some noisy crowd.

At first sight I knew you were a star.

And I have to know just who you are.

 

What kind of music do you like? What kind of music do you like?

Pick it up. Slow it down. Turn around. I know I am not doing this quite right.

Why can’t I ever get it right? Sometimes I am just too polite.

Pick me up. Dress it down. Come around. Just, please, come home with me tonight.

 

An orchestra.

It’s screaming in my head.

On top of all the words you said.

So many signals I misread.

 

Please.

Don’t mind my awkward tone.

I play it cool but it’s not who I am.

I came over here without a plan.

What Kind of Music Do You Like?
Crown

They say that I should wear the crown.

I say I know I can’t be king.

When my house of cards falls down.

I know that I should just keep on moving.

 

But, I can’t breathe.

 

Tear apart the closets in my castle.

I need to find the perfect sweater.

All of me just feels so fragile.

It will have to hold me together.

 

‘Cause I can’t breathe.

 

Maybe I wasn’t built to move mountains.

Sometimes the mountain wins.

You tell me lead, I tell you no.

Pack up your things, there is no show.

 

They say that I should wear the crown.

I hang my future on a string.

I hold my hands out but I still just let it fall.

I know that I should just keep on moving.

 

But, I can’t breathe.

The tide is high.

My heart needs to let go.

I’ll drop it in the depths.

Now it’s anchored far below.

 

Now I’m free.

Free of your hold on me.

But I feel like a fool,

a shipwreck on a barstool.

 

Singing I want to be

that lonely boat out on the sea.

 

And after the storm,

when the world is quiet.

Will I embrace peace

Or start a riot?

 

Will I be with my heart once more,

when it’s no longer yours?

Will I still be a fool,

a shipwreck on a barstool.

 

Singing: I want to be

that lonely boat out on the sea.

 

Oh I’m free.

Free of your hold on me.

Because this heart of mine beats at the bottom of the Mississippi. 

Shipwreck
Goodbye

Take. Take on the world.

Play all your cards.

We hold our lofty goals in high regard.

 

Jump. Jump in head first.

Learn as you go.

Pray that the seeds you sew will someday grow.

 

But, I don’t think I love this anymore.

I don’t think I love you anymore.

This time. I can’t close my eyes. I can’t turn my cheek. You know that I’ve tried.

I guess this is goodbye.

 

Break. Break all your words.

You were the key.

Just say the words so we can both be free.

 

Run. Run far away.

Burn all your plans.

All that you built up with your little hands.

 

I don’t think I love this anymore.

I don’t think I love you anymore.

This time. I can’t close my eyes. I can’t turn my cheek. You know that I’ve tried.

I guess this is goodbye.

 

Take. Take on the world.

Play all your cards.

We held our lofty goals in high regard.

 

Love. Love what you do.

Love who you are.

Time will make light of all these little scars.

Lullaby

It feels like I’ve waited a lifetime.

I’ve been searching, to find you, to know

the bliss in the sound of your heartbeat,

as the hurried beat of mine slows.

 

Please let your voice be the last that I hear tonight.

Please keep your arms around me ‘til the morning light.

Please promise me, cross you heart, say that you will stay.

Please let the light in your eyes keep my fears away.

 

Please sing me to sleep.

 

You quell the storm that’s inside me.

Cured by this sweet love affair.

I’ve found peace in the sound of our silence.

Peace in the crisp morning air. 

Overwhelmed

It’s ten minutes to midnight.

I’d be bold had I the choice.

I fear I’ve missed another chance,

to hear your dulcet voice.

 

Oh no.

 

Overwhelmed? I’m overjoyed.

You know I can’t tell lies.

There is nothing sweeter than the honey in your eyes.

Too quickly time ticks by.

 

I am suddenly without reason.

Heart-strings pulling much too tight.

You will tell me that I’ve lost it.

Strings untied; and you are right.

 

Here, I will stand waiting.

Albeit, impatiently.

But just grad hold – just take me.

We don’t need our sanity.

 

No we don’t.

 

Overwhelmed? I’m overjoyed.

You know I can’t tell lies.

There is nothing sweeter than the honey in your eyes.

Too quickly time ticks by.

Bass In My Veins

Lord knows I’d rather let this beat take me away.

‘Cause I can’t fix you, please don’t change.

But don’t ask me once again to stay.

 

I need more than those nights, with that bass in my veins.

Nights when I couldn’t remember my name.

I’m a burden on you…from lion to lamb I can’t lie to you.

This is not who I am – no, this is not who I am.

 

Lord knows I’d rather let this beat take me away.

‘Cause I can’t fix you, please don’t change.

But don’t ask me once again to stay.

 

I need more than your roses, your smile, your charm.

I’m not one to ignore a fire alarm.

I can’t take all of this, completely unscathed, I need more than this.

Your promise it all will change – ‘cause it won’t change.

 

I wasn’t made to love you, I can’t cease to show I care.

I just don’t know what’s right, knowing you’re out there.

Take back all these thoughts of you – a temporary crutch.

I thought I could do this, but your expression…is too much.

 

Lord knows I’d rather let this beat take me away.

‘Cause I can’t fix you, please don’t change.

But don’t ask me once again to stay.

Here it smells of summer;

so many miles to the West.

You, you are the anchor.

Find these words I once possessed.

 

As you, lost to the East,

know the workings of my mind.

I pray my conscious be released.

Restless nights can be unkind.

 

These words I thought I’d lost…

 

The words I thought I’d lost

show their faces once again.

The words I thought I’d lost -

I have found, now there is you.

I just wanted to voice,

I am well when I’m with you.

 

Here it smells of summer;

so many miles to the West.

You, you are the anchor.

Restful sleep, my welcome guest.

 

These words I thought I’d lost…

 

Show their faces once again.

For  this I can thank no one

but you, my lovely friend.

The words I thought I’d lost -

I have found, now there is you.

I just wanted to voice,

I am well when I’m with you.

I Am Well

I know this heat is overwhelming,

but I’m too cheap for air conditioning,

and it’s a long way back from here.

 

Where are you from, where are you going?

The leaves are gone - it’s snowing.

This tin-can breaking down, my only fear.

Yes, it’s a long way back from here.

 

Everyone that walks through here

is on the 401 going somewhere.

I’m not running from anything -

I’m running to you.

 

In my own bed again.

I missed when the familiar became foreign.

It’s alright; I think I’m better off this way.

 

Two hundred miles left ‘til dawn,

Just to collapse on your front lawn.

I hope you know I’m here to stay.

I just love to take the long way.

 

Everyone that walks through here

Is on the 401 going somewhere.

I’m not running from anything -

I’m running to you.

 

Well, I can see that you’re not from these parts.

I’m only here because my car won’t start.

 

Everyone that walks through here

Is on the 401 going somewhere.

I’m not running from anything -

I’m running to you.

The Long Way

I know that I am stubborn.

Always stone; set in my ways.

I know, when I am cornered;

I can be ferocious.

 

I am the storm they write about.

I am the raging ocean tide.

You know, when I am cornered;

I can be ferocious.

 

Calm your nerves, I’ll calm my tears.

Don’t antagonize. You are the one that puts that fire in my eyes.

Don’t apologize. You are the one that puts that fire in my eyes.

 

Darling, let me take it back.

All of the debris.

You know, when I am cornered

fury gets the best of me.

I Am the Storm

Running through the square.

I see you everywhere.

Oh, why.

Do I.

 

Hold on to you so tight.

Hold on to you despite

My pride.

Oh, I.

 

I run because it is the only way.

I run and I pretend that it’s okay.

There are so many things that I should say…

but I can’t stay.

 

Oh love, I do confide.

Oh love, I told you I

would try.

I lied.

 

My logic full of tears.

Scattered everywhere.

I hide.

‘Cause I.

 

This train keeps riding on.

While I write this song.

Oh, this train keeps riding on.

I’m gone. Gone. Gone.

 

And after all this time.

Despite my many crimes.

I knew,

that you…

 

Would love me all the same.

Would hold on to the flame

I let die.

Oh, I.

Trains