2.) F SHARP

VERSE 1:

I wish I could have that moment

What I would give to get it back again

I can’t relive that moment

But even if I could

I’d be living in the next one

I wish I could love you better

And be with you while I’m in the room

But my thoughts are always somewhere else

And there’s not enough room for you

 

CHORUS

Whoa, Whoa

Waste away the day

‘Cause I don’t pay

For all the time I’m given

Whoa, Whoa

Blood in my veins

Doesn’t mean

That I’m really living

 

VERSE 2:

Look into my eyes you will realize

That the true location of my mind

Is everywhere but here, not between my ears

Because this moment isn’t something I revere
 

VERSE 3:

I didn’t count the cost: I sold my thoughts and bought

Security that turned out to be a lie

Tethered to what’s next; neglect the present

Squandering all of my energy thinking that

This is real life

1). BRIGHT EYES

VERSE 1: 

Looking through younger eyes

Every moment froze in timeI dreamt of all I could become

I thought that I could be someone

Now I work a nine to five

Forty years till I retire

I count the days until that comes

How have I become so numb

 

PRE-CHORUS:

And I watch as the colors leave my eyes

 

CHORUS:

And I try to deny

The vacancy that haunts me

When I start to close my eyes

And when I wake I’m afraid

Of losing what ignites me

To the jealous grip of time

Oh, come back bright eyes

 

VERSE 2:  

Running with younger bones

Chasing dreams became my home

Heading fast to the unknown

Wasn’t scared of what I didn’t know

Then failure caught my eye

It was then that I realized

It’d hurt less if I didn’t try

The day that I believed a lie

 

PRE-CHORUS

And I watch as the colors leave my eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4). THE NIGHT

VERSE 1:

Is this how it’s gonna be?

I said back to myself

Falling into gravity

Like a cycle I can’t help

 

I don’t even know

How I got this far

I’ve been running down this road

It’s time I own my part

 

VOICE 2

The road you take

Is yours to pave

The burden of the past

Can be outweighed

The dawn will come

So stay awake

Don’t close your eyes tonight

‘Til night becomes the day

 

VERSE 2

Am I still an enemy

To the change within myself

I seem to have sympathy

For everybody else

There’s a shadow in my soul

Trying to drown this spark

And I need to take control

Before I run too far

 

VOICE 2

The road you take

Is yours to pave

The burden of the past

Can be outweighed

The dawn will come

So stay awake

Don’t close your eyes tonight

‘Til night becomes the day

 

BRIDGE:

Voice 1 Close your eyes

Voice 2 Chase the light

Voice 1 Compromise

Voice 2 Come alive

 

CHORUS 2

Morning starts to break

When the night is darkest

Fear cannot remain

In the hopeful heart and

I’ll take hold of grace

And let it start to make

The dawn inside of me

BRIDGE:

Time’s a thief

And he plays for keeps

You can’t get it back

I know that

I have a choice to live

With the time I have

I know that

I was made for more than this (3x)

I know that

I was made for more

3). PARALYZED

VERSE 1:

Fear has lived in my mind

And it has overstayed its welcome

And apathy its dear friend

Likes to keep me here in bed

 

PRE-CHORUS

I thought I fought this fight

A thousand times but I’ve

Been living with my eyes closed

And my hands tied

 

CHORUS:

Do you wanna get well?

Do you want to be whole?

Instead of living in a prison cell

When the door is open; It’s been open

 

Get out of bed and run

Run to the door

Get out of bed and run

 

VERSE 2:

What is your next excuse to stay paralyzed?

You listen to the lies

In your head

 

Are you afraid to fall?

Scared of where your legs will lead you?

So you’d rather rust here

With the frame of your bed

 

PRE-CHORUS 2:

I thought I fought this fight

A thousand times but I’ve

Been dying with my eyes closed

And my hands tied

 

BRIDGE: 

Wake up there's a new day dawning

Wake up there's a new day dawning

Wake up there's a new day dawning

RUN! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7). SAND CASTLES

VERSE 1:

I pledge allegiance to my hands

Raising castles from the sand

Build it up, fight the tide

Just to watch it fall

So I try and try again

Just to show myself I can

But the waves aren’t phased

By my resolve

 

CHORUS:

The foundations caving in

These walls are wearing thin

And I can’t stand to watch it fall apart

In the fight of sea and shore

It seems that I have lost the war

And a sigh of hallelujah leaves my lungs

As I thank God

That I’m not

 

VERSE 2:

So I’m back where I began

An even shore and empty hands

When will I take a hint

From my failed attempts

I see that I’m the foolish man

Forgot the rock and chose the sand

I realized that my pride

Was my last defense

 

CHORUS :

And I can hear the siren song

Calling me to sing along

But then I hear your voice inside the wind

But in the fight of sea and shore

I'm finally laying down my sword

And a sigh of hallelujah leaves my lungs

 

As I thank God

That I’m not

 

6.) RAIN

VERSE 1:

The rain falls heavy on my shoulders

And the day is growing colder

Time won’t stop to ask if i’m alright now

It seems one thing after another

And I just can’t seem to catch my breath

I try to rest but rain keeps falling

 

CHORUS 1:

I’ve realized the rain falls on the earth

But never chooses sides

So while it’s pouring down

I’ll learn to be alright, I’ll be alright

 

VERSE 2:

So I take a few steps forward

And feel the weight of wind upon my chest

I could shake my fist, or let it fill my lungs again

 

Oh, ‘cause life’s too short to stay down

So I’m gonna run through the rain now

And chase this time I’m given

 

CHORUS 2:

I realize the rain falls on the earth

But never chooses sides

So while it’s pouring down

I’ll learn to be alright, I’ll be alright

We’re not alone; the rain may soak our bones

But it can’t drown our hope

Revive our weary souls

And learn to just let go, just let go

 

BRIDGE:

Life arrives where joy and pain collide

The water brings this calloused ground to

Life is rising up, it’s reaching out for you

8.) TRUE NORTH

VERSE 1:

I can feel my discontent

Like a lion in my chest

As it threatens to devour

Every dream that I have left

I can see the chains of fear

As I’m staring in the mirror

And I’m tired of pretending

They’re the reason that I’m here

 

PRE-CHORUS:

I’ve tried to place the blame

On a life I’ve chosen not to change

 

CHORUS:

Break down all of my pride

I thought that I could hide

In the arms of safety

 

Love take hold of my heart

And lead me toward true north

Cause I was made for more

Than a separated heart

 

VERSE 2:

I could shake my fist at God

Or the people that I love

Until all my jurisdiction

Has been swept under the rug

The framework that I’ve made

Starts to crack under the weight

Of the borrowed expectations

That I know I can’t sustain

 

PRE-CHORUS:

I’ve tried to place the blame

On a life I’ve chosen not to change

 

CHORUS:

 

BRIDGE: 

Am I finally awake, fever starting to break

Only chasing my dreams when I’m falling asleep

I’ve been living my life sleepwalking

I wanna dream with my eyes wide open

 

9). TENSION

VERSE 1:

All this time I walk this worn and braided line

I look behind to see all of these dreams we've weaved

But I look ahead and see the miles of untied threads

Discomfort is setting in; feels like I'm just beginning again

 

VERSE 2:

This cord it binds my heart into these tattered lines

It's tension it pulls me in; forever I'm woven in

But I'll admit, I'm frayed with doubt time and time again

Unsure the work of these hands is strong enough to hold up the broken man

 

CHORUS:

All of this work is not (knot) for nought (knot)

For every cord (chord) I've bled and fought

I dream of what we've had; I dream of where we'll be

This tension is moving me

All of this work; is not in vain

I'll endure the hardship and the pain

For the hope of man; to this I sing

The tension is moving me

 

ENDING: 

All this time

I walk this worn and braided line

hmm

10). RESTORING THE LIGHT

VERSE 1:

I thought that I could shake this

My mind in knots, my hand in a clenched fist

I’m done with walking faded lines

I fell for an illusion

That conned the light from my eyes  

So I drew false conclusions  

Left fighting with my own mind, yeah

 

VERSE 2:

This time I’ve had enough!

No more running around, head in the ground

It’s time I chase you down

Fear won’t run me out

This time my hope has won!

Let it ignite the fire inside

The truth it holds the light

Oh God - You hold the light!

 

CHORUS 1:

OH, You can change my heart, oh and You can change my mind

OH, You’re restoring the light inside of my eyes

OH, You can change my heart, oh and You can change my mind

OH, You’re restoring the light inside of my eyes

 

VERSE 3:

Now the night may come

But I'm chasing the dawn

I'll keep moving along

Moving along, oh