Me – am I stupid, am I playing out a game I’ll never score
Oh here you go again just like before
You – riding coattails, I would never, yeah my pride has got me torn
But I won’t trade my love, I’m not a whore

Yeah he’s got more fans than me

But he’s also got more enemies

My eyes wide awake, my heart’s gonna break

But that’s just how it goes if you leave it up to fate

And I know you never know what tomorrow’s gonna hold

But I sure as hell don’t care cuz I got what it takes

You – a word please, you talk so much you don’t have much to say
You pull me back and forth, you ricochet
Me – I’m not bitter, I’ll just sing a little sweeter from the stage
Cuz only terrified minds will betray

Yeah he’s got more fans than me

But he’s also got more enemies

My eyes wide awake, my heart’s gonna break

But that’s just how it goes if you leave it up to fate

And I know you never know what tomorrow’s gonna hold

But I sure as hell don’t care cuz I got what it takes

You forgot and I forgave
Shame on me for being brave
Fool me once we’ll be ok
Fool me twice there’ll be hell to pay

Yeah he’s got more fans than me

But he’s also got more enemies

You better not be reciting poetry to me because Iʼll probably just think youʼre a freak
But if you feel the need to get the point across to me you better
Put it in a melody and sing it to me, put it in a melody and sing it to me

Why on earth do they think saying go away means stay
Why do they keep hanging around
Why do I say no and they interpret it a maybe, baby
I think youʼre good looking but youʼre just not for me
And I play no second fiddle, sugar I play for keeps

Every good boy does fine till he turns five
Then he starts developing a crush on girls with pretty eyes
You fight them but it excites them and they just canʼt get enough so
Iʼll tell you what you gotta do, what you gotta do, you gotta
Kill him with kindness, kill him with kindness
If I keep this up heʼll be dead in no time

Mom I canʼt stand her she thinks sheʼs all that
Sheʼs like a ring you find in all those boxes of the Cracker Jacks
Sheʼs shiny on the outside but if you keep her around sheʼll
Turn your fingers green, sheʼs rotten at the seams
Her attitude will make you want to pull out your hair and scream, scream, scream

My very educated momma told me that you canʼt fight her fire with gasoline, you gotta
Kill her with kindness, kill her with kindness
If I keep this up sheʼll be dead in no time

You think the conceptʼs quite uncanny
I won’t be hurting myself any
My fighting back could get real lazy
That could benefit me greatly
My frustration line is getting hazy
Iʼm a ticking time bomb, baby
You think that Iʼm lying, try me

You came to me with your heart so heavy and your head filled up ready to be done
Sat me down with your book wide open and you begged me not to run away from all that you’d become

Oh you gotta know your strength you gotta come out fighting
Till then keep your head on straight and don’t hold back your crying

Cause I know I know I know
I know I know
All I had to say was
I know I know I know
I know I know  

The room gets loud and your eyes are on me with your lips curled up to a 58
For you I’d fight and for you I’d sing but you’re a puppet on a string no matter what you really think

I know that he’s weak you know you’d do so much without him
He’s an abusive heartbreak and you just tolerate him
Just because he’s all you know why don’t you just walk away

I know I know I know
I know I know
All you ever said was
I know I know I know
I know I know  

The crime chauffeur ends up just as guilty as the coward man with the mask and gun
Take take take all that you can from me then you take some more right before I run
Tip toe dance so he won’t get angry but who will give you more
Is it that life sucking whore

Come on where’s your spine, oh no, looks like you’re no good to me
Both my eyes have knives, so cold, can it your story’s boring
You didn’t fight it, never denied it, and worst of all you never did a single thing about it you said

I know I know I know
I know I know
All you ever said was
I know I know I know
I know I know

Sons rise as sun sets, new day, new life is brewing
Fresh pain and regrets filled up with grace
The ground is quaking, no time for guts and glory
My soul is aching, no sign of peace

As the whole world shakes beneath the sound of angry
Voices raised, we’re coming together, we’re coming after
Wounded saints, mothers and daughters, fathers and brothers
My heart breaks for what’s coming, and what’s breaking you

Feel the weight of my heart
Earth give way to my heart
Feel the weight of my heart
Earth give way to my heart

Our hearts are beating out of syncopated rhythm
We’re always pushing each other out
Here, breathe it in boy, or your breath will start to seize up
Our beats don’t match but I like the way it sounds

When it’s about midday hold your position steady
Lift up your face, I’m coming to get you, I’m coming to save you
Don’t look far, your stronghold I’m fronting on the horizon
Here we are, you’re gonna hear me roar

Feel the weight of my heart
Earth give way to my heart
Feel the weight of my heart
Earth give way to my heart

So close up the space, no one will cross our fortress
Steady your pace, we’re strong, we’re together, I’m your intercessor
Lift up your eyes, look who’s coming out to feed but
Keep firm your stance, we’re gonna watch them bleed

Feel the weight of my heart
Earth give way to my heart
Feel the weight of my heart
Earth give way to my heart

Let it out
The world is coming for you, don’t look back, I’ve come, come to cover for you
Let it out
I’ll be the barrier, nothing takes you without taking me first

Don’t need no record label hijack, facepalm, wrist slap, working for the end of the day
Throw up till you’re thin, baby dress up like a sin, oh, anything just so you get paid
Someone’s gotta give it to you, this is just a little preview, I am gonna give it to you straight
Loose lips sink ships, that’s what they say
But that’s just water under bridges that I burned down anyway

Red lip kissin, hey whatchya missin wearing sunglasses inside let me look into your eyes
Front page story, show us your glory, stop flaunting your behind, I wanna hear your mind
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under there

Do you make your daddy proud, your microphone is so loud, hearing every word that you say
I know that you can sing, oh but even diamond rings aren’t worth the cash you shell out to pay
Oh I gotta hand it to you, got my attention, and it’s just so hard to try and look away
Don’t worry what the critics say, I haven’t bought it
Cuz you’re not a sellout if you never were real anyway

Red lip kissin, hey whatchya missin wearing sunglasses inside let me look into your eyes
Front page story, show us your glory, stop flaunting your behind, I wanna hear your mind
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under there

Strip it down shake it off
You’re just using sex appeal
Take it off bear it all
I’d rather hear your heart for real

Red lip kissin, hey whatchya missin wearing sunglasses inside let me look into your eyes
Front page story, show us your glory, stop flaunting your behind, I wanna hear your mind
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under
What you hiding what what you hiding under there

You’re just using sex appeal

I took his lights out with a fist to the chin
I guess I’ll get what’s coming to me
No one knows just how much trouble I’m in
I kinda liked it oh so sue me

Girl you know that you sing like an angel
Girl you know that you got what I need, and then he said
Come with me I know where it’s a little quieter
Hey whatchya hiding can I maybe sneak a peek
Then he moved just a little bit closer
Slid his hand down the back of my dress
Ok so maybe he was just a little bit tipsy
But I called it self defense

I took his lights out with a fist to the chin
I guess I’ll get what’s coming to me
No one knows just how much trouble I’m in
I kinda liked it oh so sue me

Come on Come on Ohhhh – you better watch your mouth
Come on Come on Ohhhh – don’t say another word
Come on Come on Ohhhh – do what I tell you to, authority is looking at you

Do what do what do what you’re told 
Do you do what do what you’re told

They will lie if you listen to them closely
Fill you full of your deepest held regrets
Eat your skin in exchange for a life debt
They got you hooked but that’s just a minor threat
Now you’re dying but they got a solid alibi
Shut you up if you wanna disagree
Spread their word of your freedom and your safety while they tie you up and quickly pull the trigger on three

I took his lights out with a fist to the chin
I guess I’ll get what’s coming to me
No one knows just how much trouble I’m in
I kinda liked it oh so sue me

Come on Come on Ohhhh – you better watch your mouth
Come on Come on Ohhhh – don’t say another word
Come on Come on Ohhhh – do what I tell you to, authority is looking at you

Do what do what do what you’re told
Do you do what do what you’re told

Do what do what you’re told

There there, I’m here now
Rest your head against my chest and I’ll sing
There there, I’m here now
I’m here now
I’m here now

21 was alone last year
And his name is still hard to hear
It still ringing in my, ringing in my, ringing in my, ringing in my ear
Everyday he left unstable
Put my dreams under the table
But I’ll fix it if I’m able

Am I ok, I’m asking myself
Then why did he try so hard to make me somebody else
And all I want in this world is for me just to be
You could have ruined me

Tell me why it’s so hard to believe me when I tell you that I lost who you were and all that you’ve done for me
And how it’s all been a lie
I want to kill every thought that you had that told me that I’m not all that I won’t believe that
You can’t change that

I’ll be ok, I’m telling myself
But why did he try so hard to make me somebody else
And all I want in this world is for me just to be
You could have ruined me

My will was barely hanging on
I missed me, I was almost gone
But God knew better, he knew the world needed me
But God knew better, he knew the world needed me
I need me

And I’m ok, I’m telling you now
But why did he try so hard to make me somebody else
And all I want in this world as for me just to be
You’ll never take that from me

There there, I’m here now
Rest your head against my chest and I’ll sing
There there, I’m here now, I’m here now, I’m here now

There there, I’m here now
There there, I’m here now
There there, I’m here now, I’m here now, I’m here now

July could be my first memory of true loss
Generation ended never take for granted what you have
Old and wise so costly, watching you die cost me everything
But I’m ok cuz you’re ok, you’ve made it safely home

January could be my first memory of true love
I’ve spent so long lonely, don’t lose yourself Naomi, take it slow
Give him a chance, one little glance
You’ve already run on broken branches

Summer lows and winter highs and
Having you right by my side is
Something new I’ll add to my mistakes
Cuz I did it wrong when I mixed up with you
I regret I now I really do cuz I waited to long to leave you

August is most likely to leave me with a winter sting
Saying goodbye could be the best thing for me,
I wont feel the tension every night
But I’m not ok with the way summer left me colder
But I’ll go away and I wanna say that I wish that you’d act older

Summer lows and winter highs and
Having you right by my side is
Something new I’ll add to my mistakes
Cuz I did it wrong when I mixed up with you
I regret I now I really do cuz I waited to long, to – I WAITED I WAITED I WAITED I WAITED

Summer lows and winter highs and
Having you right by my side is
Something new I’ll add to my mistakes
Cuz I did it wrong when I mixed up with you
I regret I now I really do cuz I waited to long to leave you

The skin is ripping from my fingertips
I feel the beat with every sway of my hips
The wood is cracked the sound is caving in
The resonating in my bones has left me once again

One step, one inch and then another
Heart pound, break ground
Slow blink, it’s more than being tired
Don’t lay down or break down

Are we more than blood and gore
Are we souls or are we bodies reaching out for more

Crescendo

It seems much harder when the sky is night
My mind sees more without the presence of light
I let you go, I’m vulnerable, I cling to hope so tight
It doesn’t feel good but at least it feels right

One step, one inch and then another
Heart pound, break ground
Slow blink, it’s more than being tired
Don’t lay down or break down

Are we more than blood and gore
Are we souls or are we bodies reaching out for more

Crescendo

I should stop writing all these songs, but you make it too easy, you’re just like walking a dog
You never walked beside me, you were just dragging me ‘long
I watched your pretty little tricks, now I’m left here picking up all your shhhhh

I’ll spread the word, yeah, like some holy disciple
I miss you still, no wait, not you, I just miss that motorcycle
Can’t hold this down, no, oh I just can’t keep silent, can’t hold my mouth
Oh it is so hard just to keep me quiet

Oh oh no you didn’t, yes I did, I keep on singing
About your red orange yelling green blue indigo and violence

I can just hear you now, you think I’m bitter, well not really, I just write it as it comes
Do you still blame me for the pain that you inflicted with that girl you wanted to be novocain
She didn’t fix your problems either, did she, did she
She wasn’t as fine and good looking as me, was she, was she
Constricted and restricted, that’s a spot too tight for me
You can have your nasty girl and I’ll just go on fine and dandy

I’ll spread the word, yeah, like some holy disciple
I miss you still, no wait, not you, I just miss that motorcycle
Can’t hold this down, no, oh I just can’t keep silent, can’t hold my mouth
Oh it is so hard just to keep me quiet

Oh oh no you didn’t, yes I did, I keep on singing
About your red orange yelling green blue indigo and violence

Blame your problems on someone else this time
You’re running out of people, realize
You’ve got some major issues, that’s enough of tears and tissues
I think you would benefit from manning up to the choices you made and the mistakes that you make

Why and try and sugarcoat it, that’s not healthy anyway
Swallow this one raw and uncooked, digest and then sleep for a few more days
Maybe you won’t hate me, maybe someday you’ll say,
“I’m sorry I was wrong, I take it back, you’re not the worst thing that’s ever happened to me…

Nah, you’re smart and you’re hot, and you look really fine in your polkadots
And your guitar fits just fine, even though I can hardly see you behind it
When you hiccup when you laugh, Oh no, you’re such a, you’re such a piece of work
When you give the engine gas and you ride straight through all that wet dirt”

It might get loud like some heavy distortion
Try and hold it down, let’s not blow this out of proportion
Pass me the salt shaker when you get mad and I’ll feed your wounds
I’m the best girl that you’ll ever have

I’ll spread the word, yeah, like some holy disciple
I miss you still, no wait, not you, I just miss that motorcycle
Can’t hold this down, no, oh I just can’t keep silent, can’t hold my mouth
Oh it is so hard just to keep me quiet

Oh oh no you didn’t, yes I did, I keep on singing
About your red orange yelling green blue indigo and violence

Tick tock
I’ve been staring at the wall clock
And I’m waiting for my heart to stop
But I got a little time now to kill before it kills me
Or at least we’ll go halfsies
And I’ll agree to start aging
But I don’t make the deals and whats the sense in lying

Take a chance, take a back street
Carry on, feel your heart beat
As of now you’re alive so quit acting like you’re dying
Make a scene, sing it off beat
Just commit, get some new ink
Let it out, take it in
And I never wanna hear you say you wish you woulda done it differently

It’s just a day
It’s just another crossfade
It’s just another nice way
To let the stars come out, the sun come out and play
You might live a little longer if you did away with wall clocks and calendars
Checking off each day with a pen in hopes you live to check off another one again

Aren’t you bored of doing the same things
Aren’t you aware that time is chasing
To hell with it
It’s not a race if I forfeit

Take a chance, take a back street
Carry on, feel your heart beat
As of now you’re alive so quit acting like you’re dying
Make a scene, sing it off beat
Just commit, get some new ink
Let it out, take it in
And I never wanna hear you say you wish you woulda done it differently

I like the way that you tick tock rock me to sleep
And how you keep me going 60 BPMs on the beat
But that’s about as slow as I wanna go
No need to explain things you already know
Cuz I don’t got time I just got life and I got no need to be clocking my time
I got no reasons, got nothing past due, I got no worries, how about you

I got no worries how bout you…

Call me in after I’m sleeping
Are you real or am I dreaming
I just want to close my eyes in peace
You’re exhausted I’m tormented
This is not what I intended
When I said you’d always be with me

Me

I don’t hold a candle to you
I’m a raging fire forced to
Burn a hole that’s right between your eyes
You’ll be first to recognize me
I’m your ever ticking timepiece
I’m the only one that comes to mind

Mind

Are you there
I’m still here
I’m about to break can you Let me out of here (Let me out of here)
Hear the words
Be sincere
All that’s left is broken
Shattered mirrors reflecting back in pieces (I’m in pieces)
All that’s lost has got you aching
Beating hearts are not for breaking

Did you forget when you forgave me
That you’d still hurt, oh but baby
Look up and you’ll see the open sky

Take a breath my heart is starving
Shaking voice, be still, my darling
All it takes is one more last goodbye

I’ll flow just like a lazy river
Rage like the sea
I’m cool just like the morning air
Tornado debris
I’m your little ray of sunshine throwing shade like a tree
I’ll love you like the summer and I’ll sting like a bee

Beatin’ ’round the bush, baby just breaks branches
Shootin’ anything but straight ruins second chances
This’ll take some work, you gotta roll up your sleeves
Throw a fit, get over it, we’ll be thick as thieves

I’ll flow just like a lazy river
Rage like the sea
I’m cool just like the morning air
Tornado debris
I’m your little ray of sunshine throwing shade like a tree
I’ll love you like the summer and I’ll sting like a bee

Yeah you’ll know just what I’m thinking
Cuz you’ll hear me loud and clear
I’ll never leave you little Post-it Notes
The passive-aggressive kind
Or tell you little lies
Tell you sugary lies
If I come on too strong, well, it’s just cuz I am

I’ll flow just like a lazy river
Rage like the sea
I’m cool just like the morning air
Tornado debris
I’m your little ray of sunshine throwing shade like a tree
I’ll love you like the summer and I’ll sting like a bee

If you were a drug I would never get clean
I would stay in a haze to be honest
If you were the sun I would stand on the pavement
I’d get blistered and burned, hey I promise

Bright red stain and an alibi
That won’t come out in the washing machine
Don’t take my heart, hang it out to dry
If it falls then it’ll be smithereens

High and low, you and I, we get by on a chorus
Fast or slow, friend or foe, concentrate, losing focus
And if you start to cry don’t need to tumble dry
You can’t wash away you and me
No no no no
And it won’t fade away like when black turns to grey
Soaked in bleach

Give me an inch and maybe I’ll take a mile
If you stay for awhile, I’ll stay longest
If you need attention, I’ll need your undivided
If you fight a good fight, I’ll stay strongest

Bright red stain and an alibi
That won’t come out in the washing machine
Don’t take my heart, hang it out to dry
If it falls then it’ll be smithereens (hey)

High and low, you and I, we get by on a chorus
Fast or slow, friend or foe, concentrate losing focus
And if you start to cry don’t need to tumble dry
You can’t wash away you and me
No no no no
And it won’t fade away like when black turns to grey
Soaked in bleach

We cycle ’round and ’round
I’m getting sick, I’m getting dizzy
I won’t be desperate
I won’t whine and long for you to love me
Where moth and rust will find us
We’ll start to decay
I guess forever’s just a lot of todays
HaHigh and low, you and I, we get by on a chorus
Fast or slow, friend or foe, concentrate losing focus
HeyHigh and low, you and I, we get by on a chorus
Fast or slow, friend or foe, concentrate losing focus

High and low, you and I, we get by on a chorus
Fast or slow, friend or foe, concentrate losing focus
And if you start to cry don’t need to tumble dry
You can’t wash away you and me
No no no no
And it won’t fade away like when black turns to grey
Soaked in bleach

Soaked in bleach