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UNSUNG

 

UNSUNG (FEAT. ARETE)

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

It's hard to walk away sometimes
It's even harder to pretend that you don't care when you do
But like a last resort brought forth by words that you don't wanna hear
Nothing's harder than the truth

And I've got music in my veins
and a little bit of rhythm in my heart
I've known people that I lost and ones I loved too much
I spent too long not knowing what I want

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

And the way it always seems
You surround yourself by things that come around once they go
I say the words I wanna sing but never think of anything
that would be better off on show
Just hold tight to what you love

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

The unsung heroes
Dillinger's gun zeroed on that someone to hold on to, make me fear no evil
I'm touching the picture perfect while eating a bag of Cheetos
I guess I smudge it on purpose, I guess I'm getting frustrated
Put creases in puzzle pieces
and bleed the coagulation of music written in vain
When it's early it's getting late
and the rocks I toss at your window are bouncing right off the pain
Found the fountains of euthanasia
The sun is out but it's raining
I'm saying congratulations if maybe you had the patience
of flowers without a vase
and I'm weighted as floats deflated by thorns in the rose parade
and everyone knows my name
With binomial nomenclature I'm only a Homo Sapien
It's the tongue in cheek behavior, whatever dilutes the taste
And something 'bout music playing accelerated lunar phases
Nights darker than Bruce Wayne
So ready for newer days
Stole a halo from and angel
 I'm joking she threw it away

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

 

PERMANENT

She wakes up in yesterday's makeup
She falls out of yesterday's clothes
In spite of the bad news and breakups
she knows that life is beautiful

Her favorite word is permanent
Just like the tattoos on her skin
Though the ice is wearing thin
she knows that life is beautiful

And though she knows she's not alone in this world
It would be a lie if she denied it ever felt that way
She's not looking for someone to call love
She's just looking for someone to hold on

She goes out, a night on the same town
But she'd much rather stay at home
She knows all it'd take is a phone call
to know that life is beautiful

And though she knows she's not alone in this world
It would be a lie if she denied it ever felt that way
She's not looking for someone to call love
She's just looking for someone to hold on

Can't get that song out of her head
The one that plays when she can't fall asleep
Her favorite band's the one he's in
But she can't hear it in her dreams

 

ALL THE SAME

When I was sixteen took to the stage
I was an actor in a play
She was seventeen and did the same
She had the face I had the name

She's in love with someone else and
I'm in love with someone else but
For those months we both felt the same

Summer days turned into nights
I know the tears that we both cried
We couldn't fix it if we tried
I was too in love to let it die
But it did

I'm sorry for the things I said and she
deserved more than I could give but
For those months it was all the same

We used to talk ourselves to sleep
These days we barely even speak
Two shooting stars with separate dreams
Too many promises to keep

She's in love with someone else and
I'm in love with someone else but
For those months it was all the same

 

WHITE

I hear her like a whisper from the past
The other half of a love not meant to last
I no longer see her in my dreams
I guess our hearts have both repaired their seams

I loved her once but never will again
And it doesn't hurt to see her with another man
It's been forever since I've had her on my mind
But I bet that she looked beautiful in white, beautiful in white

I was a boy, not the man I should have been
And everything was on and off again
When I learned what it was to say too much
We stood and watched it all fall out of touch

I loved her once but never will again
And it doesn't hurt to see her with another man
It's been forever since I've had her on my mind
But I bet that she looked beautiful in white, beautiful in white

I loved her once but never will again
And it doesn't hurt to see her with another man
It's been forever since I've had her on my mind
But I bet that she looked beautiful in white, beautiful in white

 

FAME

Started out with the only songs I knew
Slowly learned to play those chords in tune
It's amazing just how far we've come

What good's a song if I can't face it
What good's a face if I always have to turn away
Don't want the fame but still I chase it
And all I know is nothing will ever be the same

Started out with friends and family shows
Hope they know that we needed them the most
It's amazing just how far we've come

What good's a song if I can't face it
What good's a face if I always have to turn away
Don't want the fame but still I chase it
And all I know is nothing will ever be the same

Girl you're better than fame
You already know my name
And the way that your eyes shine tonight
is brighter than a million lights on my face

Girl you're better than fame
You already know my name
And the way that your eyes shine tonight
is brighter than a million lights on my face

Girl you're better than fame
You already know my name
You already know my name

 

THE WAR

You say that you don't want to speak
I'm trying hard by I just want to see you
And you've not been around for weeks
You're fighting hard but I just wanna be with you

And it's not over, we've not lost the war
And I still have no idea what we're fighting for
And when it's over I can lay my saber down
and lay my weary body on the ground if you'll still be around

I've got some words I never said
I've held them tight but they're falling from my mouth
And I don't care where you've been
I'm trying hard but I , baby I just need you now

And it's not over, we've not lost the war
And I still have no idea what we're fighting for
And when it's over I can lay my saber down
and lay my weary body on the ground if you'll still be around

It's not over, we've not lost the war
And baby I believe that you're worth fighting for
And when it's over I can lay my saber down
and lay my weary body on the ground if you'll still be around

 

OLD FILMS

We sat there, an old film passed us by
But my eyes weren't on the screen
I tried to hide it, but she caught my stare
So I shifted in my seat

I had my radio in hand
But those movies never were her type

I've found that this guitar can well convey
the thoughts that tangle in my head
So I beat these strings until I find a match
So I can put my thoughts to bed

It's hard to put her to words
It's hard to say what these chords sound like to her

 

DRIVE HOME

Where did you go
I didn't think things got too out of control
I was trying to love you the best that I know how

We've been here before
Coffee with no sugar-coated way to tell me you're not really sure
what you want - specifically from me

And I liked this just enough to be sad without it
And I loved you just enough to write a song about it
I know we may be better on our own
But I"ll always miss the way that I felt about you on the drive home

This has been fun
But what am I supposed to do with three packs of this gum
It tastes like you, and I kinda like that

You never said
what any of this meant to you, just found a way to make the end my fault
But there's no fault to be had

And I liked this just enough to be sad without it
And I loved you just enough to write a song about it
I know we may be better on our own
But I"ll always miss the way that I felt about you on the drive home

And I miss the way you'd say the things you said in the car
With your arm on my arm
And I swore you'd hear a song about yourself on the next one
On to the next one

I liked this just enough to be sad without it
And I loved you just enough to write a song about it
I know we may be better on our own
But I"ll always miss the way that I felt about you

And I liked this just enough to be sad without it
And I loved you just enough to write a song about it
I know we may be better on our own
But I"ll always miss the way that I felt about you on the drive home

 

WANT

I made you up in my head
That's how it feels some
nights when I can't sleep

I toss and turn in this bed
you never slept in
and try to feel you close to me

And the truth
is I don't ever wanna love anyone but you
But when it comes to this
it doesn't matter what I want

You're not the girl of my dreams
Just to closest I've been
to thinking all those dreams were wrong

When all the uncertainty
had disappeared I
I knew exactly what I wanted

The truth
is I don't ever wanna stop loving you
But when it comes to this
it doesn't matter what I want

Was any of this real to you
Did you mean it when you told me
that none of this was real to you

And the truth
is I don't ever wanna love anyone but you
But when it comes to this
it doesn't matter what I want

 

DREAMS

First date
I hadn't felt that way
In a long time, in a long time

Picture on the screen
Closed the space between
Your lips and mine without our eyes

Breaths that you breathe in
Could have been
The best thing I have ever felt

You make me believe in dreams again
You make me believe in dreams again

Late drive
Hard to keep my eyes
on the road and a hand on your knee

To fall asleep
Would mean we'd have to keep
to ourselves until the morning

Poetry in my car
Who you are
Starts to show and she is who I want

You make me believe in dreams again
You make me believe in dreams again

Pull me by the hem of my shirt
I'm so sure of everything
You really like me don't you

You make me believe in dreams again
You make me believe in dreams again
You make me believe in dreams again
You make me believe in dreams again

 
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UNSUNG (FEAT. ARETE)

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

It's hard to walk away sometimes
It's even harder to pretend that you don't care when you do
But like a last resort brought forth by words that you don't wanna hear
Nothing's harder than the truth

And I've got music in my veins
and a little bit of rhythm in my heart
I've known people that I lost and ones I loved too much
I spent too long not knowing what I want

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

And the way it always seems
You surround yourself by things that come around once they go
I say the words I wanna sing but never think of anything
that would be better off on show
Just hold tight to what you love

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

The unsung heroes
Dillinger's gun zeroed on that someone to hold on to, make me fear no evil
I'm touching the picture perfect while eating a bag of Cheetos
I guess I smudge it on purpose, I guess I'm getting frustrated
Put creases in puzzle pieces
and bleed the coagulation of music written in vain
When it's early it's getting late
and the rocks I toss at your window are bouncing right off the pain
Found the fountains of euthanasia
The sun is out but it's raining
I'm saying congratulations if maybe you had the patience
of flowers without a vase
and I'm weighted as floats deflated by thorns in the rose parade
and everyone knows my name
With binomial nomenclature I'm only a Homo Sapien
It's the tongue in cheek behavior, whatever dilutes the taste
And something 'bout music playing accelerated lunar phases
Nights darker than Bruce Wayne
So ready for newer days
Stole a halo from and angel
 I'm joking she threw it away

Some songs are better left unsung
Some things are better left undone
Sometimes all we could ever want is someone to hold on to
Someone to hold on to

 
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SNOW

It's almost midnight, and it's freezing outside
I'm by the piano, keeping warm by the fire
My body is warm and you're on my mind
I can't help but wonder if you're thinking of me tonight

Because I'm falling for you like snow
I'm falling for you like snow

I dial your number, but I hang up the phone
It's getting colder, but I'm keeping warm
I'm thinking about you, yeah that much is true
But baby without you I don't know what to do

Because I'm falling for you like snow
I'm falling for you like snow
I'm falling for you like snow
I'm falling for you like snow

 

SOMETHING
ABOUT
DISTANCE

 

LOVING YOU

You're the sun on my face when it's raining outside
You're the light on the coast in the darkest of nights

Eyes so bright I finally see
That you and I are meant to be
I'm lost in thought I know it's true
I just can't stop loving you

You're a warm summer breeze when the weather is dry
But I would weather the storm just to make you all mine

Eyes so bright I finally see
That you and I are meant to be
I'm lost in thought I know it's true
I just can't stop loving you

And it's fine by me if you're taking your time
I'm in love with you girl and I don't need a reason why

Eyes so bright I finally see
That you and I are meant to be
I'm lost in thought I know it's true
I just can't stop loving you

Eyes so bright I finally see
That you and I are meant to be
I'm lost in thought I know it's true
I just can't stop loving you

 

FEEL THE NIGHT

I drive my car into the night
Just need to get away sometimes
I know we're gonna be alright
But I know it's gonna take some time

Here we go again, chasing dreams with coffee
Starting to pretend that stars are paparazzi
Getting into cars and starting to get it right
Running from the sun for the chance to feel the night

I'm finding ways to spend the day
While everything remains the same
Writing words I can't erase
And trying hard to make a change

Here we go again, chasing dreams with coffee
Starting to pretend that stars are paparazzi
Getting into cars and starting to get it right
Running from the sun for the chance to feel the night

And it feels good to feel something
Even if it's not that
It feels good to feel good

And it feels good to feel something
Even if it's not that
It feels good to feel good

Here we go again, chasing dreams with coffee
Starting to pretend that stars are paparazzi
Getting into cars and starting to get it right
Running from the sun for the chance to feel the night

Getting into cars and starting to get it right
Running from the sun for the chance to feel the night

 

GREETINGS FROM TOKYO

It's all new - it's all new to me
I'm far from you somewhere by the sea
Catch my breath - no I just wanna catch my breath

Take me home
Greetings from Tokyo
I fear the winter snow is coming soon

It's a whole new sense of latency
Late phone calls from across the sea
And the airport lights won't go to sleep tonight
And I know where I need to be

Take me home
Greetings from Tokyo
I fear the winter snow is coming soon
I can't sleep
Above all these city streets
Because you know I'd rather be holding you

Catch my flight
No I just wanna catch my flight
Catch my flight
No I just wanna hold you

Take me home
Greetings from Tokyo
I fear the winter snow is coming soon
I can't sleep
Above all these city streets
Because you know I'd rather be holding you

 

RED DRESS

You walk by me in your high heels and I try to catch my breath
And the thought of having your love is scaring me to death

Then you're smiling right at me with a flash of red lipstick
And I wonder what it'd be like to be the one to win your kiss

Girl you are wearing that red dress
Oh you're turning me on
I'll take you out on the dance floor
And we'll dance until dawn

Then you give a quick kiss and my arm's around your waist
And your eyes are on mine - I don't want to look away

Girl you are wearing that red dress
Oh you're turning me on
I'll take you out on the dance floor
And we'll dance until dawn

Baby put your arms around me
We can feel the night grow old
Baby put your arms around me
Girl, you're everything but cold

Girl you are wearing that red dress
You're turning me on
I'll take you out on the dance floor baby
And we'll dance until dawn

Girl you are wearing that red dress
Oh you're turning me on
I'll take you out on the dance floor
And we'll dance until dawn

 

BLOOD BANK

The blood bank is calling
Can I come in for a spell
And give a donation
God knows I'd love to help

But my heart's still sick from you
My blood's still warming up
I fell in love with those sins
And now my soul is warming up

Maybe this was supposed to be a test of faith
Blindsided terrified of what you might say
Maybe I was supposed to write the whole thing down
Pen paper heart in hand sitting on your couch

I can't keep going on like this
I need the blood back in my soul
There's a stain on my heart
From a love that's black as coal

There's a poison in my system
And an aching in my bones
From lying facedown on the floor
If I'm dying please carry me home

Maybe this was supposed to be a test of faith
Blindsided terrified of what you might say
Maybe I was supposed to write the whole thing down
Pen paper heart in hand sitting on your couch

 

THE GIRL FROM IOWA

I met a girl from Iowa - I'd never laid my eyes on her before
Never thought I'd find her, no I never thought I'd see that kind of girl
I fell in love with the girl from Iowa

I met a girl from Iowa - her smile only made me love her more
I got lost in her eyes like an ocean, though I'm miles from the shore
I fell in love with the girl from Iowa

And now she's gone, oh now she's gone
And now she's gone, oh my baby's gone
And now she's gone
And now she's gone

I fell in love with the girl from Iowa