2014 Demos

by Jerry Chapman

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A bunch of songs that I've written. Some of them may end up on an album someday.

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released October 9, 2014

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Track Name: Resting in the Ruins (She Loves You) (11/25/14)
Wake up all you sleepers
Wipe the dust out of your eyes
It's time for you to try to start
You might think that you're not worth it
And you probably don't deserve it
But someone sees the beauty in everything you are

She loves you, but you'd never even know it
'Cause your eyes are never open to the truth
She loves you, and you know that it's the best thing
But your heart is busy resting in the ruins
Your heart is busy resting in the ruins

Just know that you are favored
Though it's harder to believe
But the day is new and you should know it's true
You might think that you don't need it
Might even try to leave it
But someone sees your beauty, despite everything you do

She loves you, but you'd never even know it
'Cause your eyes are never open to the truth
She loves you, and you know that it's the best thing
But your heart is busy resting in the ruins
Your heart is busy resting in the ruins

We all get what we deserve
If we're lucky we get more
Tell me what's worth fighting for if it isn't love

She loves you, but you'd never even know it
'Cause your eyes are never open to the truth
She loves you, and you know that it's the best thing
But your heart is busy resting in the ruins
You're too busy guessing

She loves you, but you'd never even know it
'Cause your eyes are never open to the truth
She loves you, and you know that it's the best thing
But your heart is busy resting in the ruins
Your heart is busy resting in the ruins
Track Name: Let 'em Fly (11/2/14)
We're all left wanting more
Even when we got it all
I read somewhere once before
That pride comes before a fall

-- So I give it up and let it go --

Until the end of our time
We're climbing 'til we reach the sky
Striving to keep what is mine
Never stop to wonder why

-- So I give it up and let it go --
-- I give it up 'cause I know --

It'll be alright
It'll be ok
Your worries won't add another day
To the life you watch pass before your eyes
So pack up your cares & your strife
And let 'em fly

We all want to be the best
But it's easier to knock you down
If we don't give it a rest
Our hearts become a ghost town

-- So we give it up and let it go --
-- I give it up 'cause I know --

It'll be alright
It'll be ok
Your worrying won't add another day
To the life we watch pass before our eyes
So pack up your cares & your strife
And let 'em fly

weak gtr solo

-- We give it up and let it go --
-- I give it up 'cause I know --

It'll be alright
It'll be ok
My worries won't add another day
To the life I watch pass before my eyes
So pack up your cares & your strife
Pack up our cares & our strife
And let 'em fly
Track Name: Life on a String (10/16/14)
Tell me what was I thinking
When I started the van
Wouldn't say I was leaving
Wouldn't say that I ran

As the day turns to nighttime
You watch the scenery change
Burn through another state line
But can't remember the name

There is a cost to everything
So you'd better believe what you sing
All is not lost, you're still the king
Of the stars & the sky & the cars passing by
Living life on a string

I sleep better while we're moving
Believe that's the truth
Didn't know what we were doing
When we rode on the roof

Loaded up on beer & coffee
In the great northwest
How I came down crashing softly
That's anybody's guess

There is a cost to everything
So you'd better believe what you sing
All is not lost, you're still the king
Of the stars & the sky & the cars passing by
Living life on a string

This is everybody's story
Whether you know it or not
Lots of guts and little glory
And it's never gonna stop

There is a cost to everything
So you'd better believe what you sing
All is not lost, you're still the king
Of the stars & the sky & the cars passing by
Got your wheels on the road
Don't know where you will go
Living life on a string
Track Name: A New New London (10/9/14)
Let's do the hard part first
Connecticut white, we expected the worst
Sometime past midnight we set out on the road
Said goodbye to our house in the New England snow

Crossed the first county line
Sat up in the back seat, said I was just fine
Looking out to a world that was bound to be new
Looking out to a world that was just me & you
Just me & you

I don't need it to be only rainbows
The things we'll find, nobody knows
I just hope it's a place where I can stop runnin'
I'm just lookin' for a new New London

Cue the steady stream of tears
The insatiable feeling that won't disappear
The hope for a new life is still on your mind
I've been trying to tell you that it might take some time
Might take some time

I don't need it to be only rainbows
The things we'll find, nobody knows
I just hope it's a place where I can stop runnin'
I'm just lookin' for a new New London

Never knew who to blame
We've got to stop holding ourselves over the flame
We watch our lives go by, frame by frame

Let's do the hard part first
Carolina breeze, we no longer feel cursed

I don't need it to be only rainbows
The things we'll find, nobody knows
I just hope it's a place where I can stop runnin'
I'm just lookin' for a new New London

I don't need it to be only rainbows
The things we'll find, nobody knows
We all need a place, we're all searching for something
We're just lookin' for a new New London
I'm just lookin' for a new New London
Track Name: Lean in to Love (10/6/14)
All the things that seem far away
Give your life up for nothin'
Gone tomorrow, here today

Let me tell you 'bout the things I see
Lend an ear for the payback
Hear you tell me what you wanna be

Lean in, lean in to love
Lean in, lean in to love

Mend the fence, then you scale the wall
Free your mind and then it's starting
Close your heart, you begin to fall

Give my regards to your hero du jour
Talk of the town for an hour
Turn your back on what came before

Lean in, lean in to love
Lean in, lean in to love

Your heart is beating faster
Don't know what comes after
Another small disaster

Lean in, lean in to love
Lean in, lean in to love
Track Name: Aim for Heaven (9/29/14)
I'm not sure I understand just what you mean
I'm not sure you comprehend the things I've seen
When the time is right, I will plan my escape
When I take flight, you will stand & wave

Aim for heaven and you get earth thrown in
Aim for earth and you're gonna lose both

Looking into what's next just can't be done
You think you're the best, the war is won
The time is now, should I follow through
Don't ask me how, I don't know if it's true

Aim for heaven and you get earth thrown in
Aim for earth and you're gonna lose both

I'm just muddling through to a better world
Just biding my time 'til I return
To the spot where I stood once before
You know the one

Wonder if you know the end of the song
Wonder where I'll go if I get it wrong
But the time is right, so pick up & go
It's time to take flight, that's the one thing I know

Aim for heaven and you get earth thrown in
Aim for heaven and you get earth thrown in
Aim for heaven and you get earth thrown in
Aim for earth and you're gonna lose both

Aim for heaven
Track Name: I Love Jesus, But I'm Havin' a Drink (9/22/14)
Now the first miracle wasn't incense or oil
It was wine for a party in town
Like Calvin & Luther, I imagine this brew's for
Everyone, no matter who is around

So we'll raise a toast to the Holy Ghost
We'll chant & sing to the King of Kings
Say our prayers with nary a nod or a wink
I love Jesus, but I'm havin' a drink
I love Jesus, but I'm havin' a drink

So don't hide your beer when the pastor appears
Quote from John, Joel & Deuteronomy
Not the blood of our Lord, but when it is poured
You can drink it on bended knee

So we'll raise a toast to the Holy Ghost
We'll chant & sing to the King of Kings
Say our prayers with nary a nod or a wink
I love Jesus, but I'm havin' a drink
I love Jesus, but I'm havin' a drink

Now you may not love Jesus, but He knew it would please us
To change the water to wine
Some say just strong grape juice, but Cana had on their dance shoes
They expected to have a good time

So we'll raise a toast to the Holy Ghost
We'll chant & sing to the King of Kings
Say our prayers with nary a nod or a wink
I love Jesus, but I'm havin' a drink
I love Jesus, but I'm havin' a drink
I love Jesus, but I'm havin' a drink
Track Name: Faithful (9/15/14)
Come, all ye faithful
Bring your cares to me
I won't forsake you
I'll only bring you peace
Bring your cares to me
I won't forsake you
You can count on me

Even when the skies are turning grey
Even when you've lost your way to me
I won't let you down
I won't let you fall
I won't let you be the only one without a prayer

Come, tired & lonely
Bring your heart to me
I won't forsake you
Even when you don't believe
Bring your heart to me
I'll never leave you
Even when you don't believe

Even when the skies are turning grey
Even when you've lost your way to me
I won't let you down
I won't let you fall
I won't let you be the only one

Does it seem like starting again is something that you could do
Do you think that finding a friend could turn you to someone new

So come, sit beside me
Put your hand in mine
You're so much like me
I think that you will find

That I won't let you down
I won't let you fall
I won't let you be the only one
I will build you up
'Til you're standing tall
I won't let you be the only one without a prayer
Track Name: This Is What You Get (8/24/14)
Whoever told you this was easy?
Who put those stories in your head?
It won't be easy, but it won't be boring
And we will shine together until we take our last breath

I know I'm not completely broken
But I've got some things to rearrange
And as of late, I am finding
That I don't mind the challenge and I don't mind the change

This is what you get when you let down your guard
This is what you get when you allow yourself to start
This is what you get when you fall in love
This is what you get when you marry us

Did it sometimes feel like three against one?
Now there's four on the team
We've made a thousand memories & then some
Because we took the time to try, took the time to believe

This is what you get when you let down your guard
This is what you get when you allow yourself to start
This is what you get when you fall in love
This is what you get when you marry us

We will promise to adore to
Even when think that it's not true
If there are troubles laid before you
God will smile and lead us as we dance on through

This is what you get when you let down your guard
This is what you get when you allow yourself to start
This is what you get when you fall in love
This is what you get when you marry us

This is what we get, hold on to something real
This is what you get when we allow ourselves
This is what you get when we fall in love
This is what you get, this is what we get when you marry us
Track Name: Liquor Box Serenade (8/17/14)
Who's ready to head north?
It's not very far, for what it's worth
We landed there and opened up our eyes
We left it all behind
Memories locked in our minds
A home we can't replace, but we'll sure try

You'll love the view from here
And soon the leaves will disappear
And frame the mountain 20 miles down south
We loaded up the truck
We boxed the plates and with any luck
We won't break a thing when we take them out

Jack Daniels on the porch
Jim Beam in the hall
Jose Cuervo holds some more
We did not drink them all
All the shoes are in Grey Goose
Man, we got it made
This is a liquor box serenade

The carport pours down rain
The Beatles over the fireplace
A secret trail from the bedroom to the blue
The wall fell to the floor
We never wanted for anything more
Than a home to live & love and that's the truth

Jack Daniels on the porch
Jim Beam in the hall
Jose Cuervo holds some more
We did not drink them all
All the shoes are in Grey Goose
Man, we got it made
This is a liquor box serenade

I need a new rhyme scheme
Maybe something in between
The light & the dark
A princess & a killer queen

Who's ready to head north?
It's not very far, for what it's worth
We landed there and opened up our eyes

Jack Daniels on the porch
Jim Beam in the hall
Jose Cuervo holds some more
We did not drink them all
All the shoes are in Grey Goose
Man, we got it made
This is a liquor box serenade
Track Name: Finishing Last (7/29/14)
There's no shame in finishing last
Who's to blame if we finish the task
We all try to come in first
We all get what we deserve

What have you got to lose?
What have you got to lose, my friend?
Have you heard the news?
What have you got to lose, my friend?

We all need some love
We all need a surprise
We all want to live
We all have to die
It doesn't matter how
It doesn't matter when
We all need a win
We all come to an end

There's no use in trying too hard
There's no proof that dropping your guard
Will get you to rise above the hurt
Will get you the things you deserve

What have you got to lose?
What have you got to lose, my friend?
Have you heard the news?
What have you got to lose, my friend?

We all need some love
We all need a surprise
We all want to live
We all have to die
It doesn't matter how
It doesn't matter when
We all need a win
We all come to an end

What have you got to lose?
What have you got to lose, my friend?
Have you heard the news?
What have you got to lose, my friend?

It's coming down to the wire
Track Name: Gone (7/28/14)
Going going going gone
How can you tell when you've been gone too long
Going going going gone
You don't know where you belong
Going going going gone
Believe when I say the things that might be wrong
Going going going gone
How many words to put into this song

You turn it up, you turn it around
You're falling in, you're falling down
Thought you'd make it to the top
You never stop

Going going going gone
How can you tell when you've been gone too long
Going going going gone
You don't know where you belong
Going going going gone
Believe when I say the things that might be wrong
Going going going gone
How many words to put into this song

Bring it back, bring it to me
Leave it alone and let it be
Thought you'd make it to the end
You just pretend

Going going going gone
How can you tell when you've been gone too long
Going going going gone
You don't know where you belong
Going going going gone
Believe when I say the things that might be wrong
Going going going gone
How many words to put into this song

Going going going gone
Track Name: Write Home (7/20/14)
They dropped their arms and smiled
The day he joined the circus
Turned their heads and walked inside
There may come a day
When it will not be perfect
We can always say he tried
-- When will the letters start to arrive

Home can be the house on the street where you lived
Home can be the place where you have the most love to give
Home can be the secret world you like to call your own
Wherever you are, wherever you run
Don't forget to write home

He watched the days go by
A life in full color
But he was running out of time
And time has a way
Of killing all the wonder
And putting clouds inside our minds
-- Then the letters start to arrive

Home can be the house on the street where you lived
Home can be the place where you have the most love to give
Home can be the secret world you like to call your own
Wherever you are, wherever you run
Don't forget to write home

'Cause someone might be wondering how you are
Home - 'Cause someone's there to help you sooth your scars
Home - Is never very far

They raised their arms and cried
The day he came from the circus
You see he never left their minds
"And we don't need to know
If it was really worth it
At least we know you tried
-- We've got a box of letters we've been keeping inside"

Home can be the house on the street where you lived
Home can be the place where you have the most love to give
Home can be the secret world you like to call your own
Wherever you are, wherever you run
Wherever you've been, whatever you've done
You can always come home
Track Name: Sins of the Fathers (7/13/14)
The smoking guitar
You set the bar
Higher than anything I'd seen
You played with fire
Walked on a wire
Like something from out of a dream
Did we pass it along?
Did they inherit my song?

Some silly tight pants
Too awkward to dance
But you sing like a bird in the wind
Tubular bells
This much I can tell
It seemed a good place to begin

Did we pass it along?
Did they inherit my song?

The sins of the fathers
The sons & the daughters
Are doomed to life on the road
In time we will see
If they're just like me
50 states to call their own
50 states to call their home

Thousands of glasses
You spoke to the masses
The truth, with a small dash of lies
We heard you call out
You dealt with the fallout
Told you we didn't mind

Did we pass it along?
Did they inherit the song?

The sins of the fathers
The sons & the daughters
Are doomed to life on the road
In time we will see
If they're just like me
50 states to call their own
50 states to call their home

--- insert bad-ass harmonica solo here ---

Do we pass it along?
Do they inherit our songs?

The sins of the fathers
The sons & the daughters
Are doomed to life on the road
In time we will see
If they're just like me
50 states to call their own

The sins of the fathers
The sons & the daughters
Are doomed to life on the road
In time we will see
If they're just like me
50 states to call their own
50 states to call their home
Track Name: The One Where I Die (6/23/14)
This is the one
This is the one where I die

This is the one
This is the one where I try
When I am done
When I am done I will…

This is the one

This is the one
This is the one where we win
This is the one
This is the one again

This is the one
This is the one where I die
This is the one
This is the one where I wonder why
Track Name: Get Close (6/13/14)
I've been running for far too long
I've been hiding behind my songs
Never saw anything wrong with that
---
Sometimes we close the deal
Sometimes we choose to sleep at the wheel
When we allow ourselves to feel, it's not that bad

For the sake of faith, get close
For the sake of hope, get close
For the sake of love, get close to me

We've been strangers most our lives
We are experts at breaking all the ties
Somehow we seem to seem to be surprised when we walk away
---
I can reclaim the day from night
I can set some stars alight
Overcome my devastating fear of flight by the end of the day

For the sake of faith, get close
For the sake of hope, get close
For the sake of love, get close to me
---
For the sake of faith, get close
For the sake of hope, get close
For the sake of love, get close to me

We can all keep living our lives under a shell
We can all start giving
We've all got a story to tell

We've been running for far too long
We've been hiding behind my songs
Don't you know everything's wrong with that

For the sake of faith, get close
For the sake of hope, get close
For the sake of love, get close to me
---
For the sake of faith, get close
For the sake of hope, get close
For the sake of love, get close to me

For the sake of us, get close to me
Track Name: It's OK to Have the Blues (6/2/14)
Sing like you mean it
Don't sing in between it
Believe what you're sayin'
Make it worth the price you're payin'
There's no need to hide
What you got inside

It's ok to have the blues
It's ok to be alone
It's ok if you lose
It's ok if you want to go

I think that you'll make it
Don't want to half-bake it
And I'd only be lyin'
If I said I was tryin'
But if you ask me to leave
You won't get my retreat

It's ok to have the blues
It's ok to be alone
It's ok if you lose
It's ok if you want to go

Walk like you talk it
Don't be content to squawk it
End what you started
Don't do it half-hearted
There's no need to hide
What you got inside

It's ok to have the blues
It's ok to be alone
It's ok if you lose
It's ok if you have to go
Track Name: Flying Blind (5/25/14)
Take it from the top
Take it from the point that you can never stop
Fake it 'til you land
Take it far enough that they won't understand
You work it 'til you learn
You take it to the point that you cannot return from
Will we ever learn
Will we ever

You're waiting for the end of time
I'll be here, I'm working hard to change your mind
You'll be there, you're wondering if you see the signs
We believe, we know it's like we're flying blind

You were once like me
You were once awake, but you could never see that
Will you ever choose to be
Will you ever

You're waiting for the end of time
I'll be here, I'm working hard to change your mind
You'll be there, you're wondering if you see the signs
We believe, we know it's like we're flying blind

Take it to the end
Take it to the point when you cannot pretend
Will you ever slow down
Will we ever

You're waiting for the end of time
I'll be here, I'm working hard to change your mind
You'll be there, you're wondering if you see the signs
We believe, we know it's like we're flying blind
Track Name: Scream with the Girls (5/19/14)
Do you hear the music flying through the air?
Do you feel the laughter?
Are you inclined to care?
To shout into the silence
To scream into the night
Tell me 'bout your hang-ups
Tell me how you tried

To slip in the back, scream with the girls
Clap for Jesus if you want to
Dance on the sea
Hide from the world
Or step into the light

Most of life is made up of your stories & your songs
Most of your time is wasted
If we can't get along
About the time we speak out
We find we have a voice
To rise above the silence
To crawl beneath the noise

To slip in the back, scream with the girls
Clap for Jesus if you want to
Dance on the sea
Hide from the world
Or step into the light
Step into the light

Most of your songs are made up of your stories & your life
Tell me 'bout your hang-ups
Tell me how you tried

To slip in the back, scream with the girls
Clap for Jesus if you want to
Dance on the sea
Hide from the world

To slip in the back, scream with the girls
Clap for Jesus if you want to
Dance on the sea
Hide from the world
Or step into the light
Step into the light
Track Name: Staring Daggers (5/7/14)
What kind of man can't face his enemies
The kind of man who feels nothing but jealousy
Please understand he's got a plan to bring us to our knees

He's got a way to turn out the lights, put out the light of day
You can run, you can hide, they'll find you anyway
Better figure out what to do, his plan is underway

You keep staring daggers my way
I don't think it matters, so I will not run away
I will face it head on, just like the light of day
You keep staring daggers,
You keep staring daggers my way

He can be beat if you are unafraid
He's not as strong as he has been portrayed
Swap your fear for courage, go on and make the trade

You keep staring daggers my way
I don't think it matters, so I will not run away
I will face it head on, just like the light of day
You keep staring daggers,
You keep staring daggers my way

He can touch, but he can't look

You keep staring daggers my way
I don't think it matters, so I will not run away
I will face it head on, just like the light of day

You keep staring daggers my way
I don't think it matters, so I will not run away
I will face it head on, just like the light of day
You keep staring daggers,
You keep staring daggers my way

You keep staring daggers
Track Name: You Forgot (5/1/14)
You forgot to say, "I love you," when you left
I love you, too
You forgot to say, "I love you"
Now I don't know what to do

With all the doors closed
It starts sinking in
I don't know just where I've been
But it's somewhere between the dark
& the light of the skyline

If I was stronger
I'd stop sinking down
Let my feelings drag me around
But I'm somewhere between the love
& the fear (for a short time)

You forgot to say, "I love you," when you left
I love you, too
You forgot to say, "I love you"
Now I don't know what to do

Just on the other side of the wall
You've decided
that you've said it all
You've come to realize that I fall
Most of my days

All of the other lies
That I want to hear
Let my feelings pull me back near
Near to the time that I disappeared
Into the haze

You forgot to say, "I love you," when you left
I love you, too
You forgot to say, "I love you"
Now I don't know what to do

I could try to hide
Or I could just fly
To the place I know you are
I should do my best
Take care of the rest
Of the devils in my heart

If I was stronger
I'd stop sinking down
Let my feelings drag me around

You forgot to say, "I love you," when you left
I love you, too
You forgot to say, "I love you"
Now I don't know what to do

You forgot to say, "I love you"
But I know it's true
You forgot to say, "I love you"
Now I don't know what to do

You forgot to say, "I love you"
You forgot to say
Track Name: Rescue Breath (4/14/14)
Reaching down for the floor
I wonder if the dirt will rise to meet me
Same old lies as before
The ground is hard, but it smiles so sweetly

I got a rescue breath
I got a rescue breath
I got the rescue breath I need
I got a rescue breath
I got a rescue breath

You know me, you know I'm right
But falling down won't serve to prove it
To prove me wrong, it won't take long
We're standing still, but I'm certain we're moving

I got a rescue breath
I got the rescue breath
I got the rescue breath I need
I got a rescue breath
I got the rescue breath I need
I got a rescue breath

Imagine how it feels when you're rising to the surface
Imagine how it feels when you realize you might actually deserve this

Hello my friend, we meet again
You'll breath in me, in case I forget to

I got a rescue breath
I got a rescue breath
I got the rescue breath I need
I got a rescue breath
I got a rescue breath
Track Name: As Long As You Love (3/23/14)
What are you waiting for
You don't need an invitation
Someone's hurting, just like you
And if you wait too long
The train might leave the station
Love can heal and that's the truth

As long as you love
There will be people to love
Whether they're worth it
Whether you think they deserve it
As long as you love, love, love
There will be people to love
Whether they're worth it
Whether you think they deserve it

Get up, get off of the floor
Find the ones that need you
Take the time to hear or lend a hand
'Cause if you show you care
They just might believe you
Love can heal, don't you understand

As long as you love
There will be people to love
Whether they're worth it
Whether you think they deserve it
As long as you love, love, love
There will be people to love
Whether they're worth it
Whether you think they deserve it

No one like to be alone
We all need a home
We all need a friend
A special place to stay
There's go to be a way

As long as you love
There will be people to love
Whether you're worth it
Whether you think you deserve it
As long as you love
There will be people to love
Whether you're worth it
Whether you think they deserve it

As long as you love
There will be people to love
Whether they're worth it
Whether you think they deserve it
As long as you love, love, love
There will be people to love
Whether they're worth it
Whether you think they deserve it
You shouldn't have to earn it
Track Name: The Green Light (3/16/14)
I got the green light to get it right
I got permission to rocket completely out of sight
All that I am
And everything that I wanted to be
It's locked inside
It's buried deep underneath

I always tried to believe in you
You left the party when you found out the things I said were true
All that you are
And everything that you thought you could be
It's washed away
It might as well be carried to sea

We've had our fun, but now it's done
So many battles that they say could not be won
All that we were
And everything that they thought we should see
Ashes to ashes, I say
Just stand back and let it be

The past will remain
But it will never reign
Track Name: Down to the Waterline (3/10/14)
She said, "I'm half on land, but all at sea
There's not much left of me
So just go on and leave me be
Stop treating me like a child"

No more tears, a trace of salt
When she says it's all my fault
I just do as I've been taught
And lay low for a while

She goes dancing down to the waterline
Rest assured I'm feeling better all the time

I was a fighter, but a gentle guy
She never looked me in the eye
Just the last in a long, sad line
To drown himself in drink

No one gets out completely clean
Even the best ships lose their steam
If I tell you what I mean
Will you tell me what to think?

She goes dancing down to the waterline
Rest assured I'm feeling better all the time
And if I think too much, I'll probably run and hide

There's no need to drown alone
But you close your eyes and you sink like a stone
It's getting late, won't you come home to me?

She disappeared for a week or two
I found myself without a clue
I cared too much for someone who
Treated me like a child

We go dancing down to the waterline
Rest assured I'm feeling better all the time
We go dancing down to the waterline
Rest assured I feel like I'm running out of time
Track Name: Everybody Knows (3/3/14)
Do you ever get the feeling
Someone's sleeping just behind the door?
Do you ever just stare at the ceiling
While you're hovering just above the floor?

Do you ever get the feeling
Someone's waking just behind the door?
Do you ever think it's real, then
You're taken to a place you've never been before?

I'm watching you rise like a breath of fresh air
You're closing your eyes
You haven't a care in the world
You're starting to turn to flower of sorts
It's harder to learn and I'm glad to report
that you're gone

Everybody knows the words to their favorite song
Everybody knows

You're shining like gold in a field of red clay
You do what you're told but you're running away from the world
You're starting to turn to a brilliant green ball
It's easy to learn that it's harder to fall
when you're gone

Everybody knows the words to their favorite song
Everybody knows

Hold on

Do you ever get the feeling
That you've been right here before?
Do you ever think you're dreaming
On the other side of the door?
Track Name: Learn to Land (2/24/14)
I see you standing up so high
There's one thing I just don't understand
You say that you have learned to fly

Stand tall, back against the wall
What could happen, who could say?
To & fro, you should know
The floor is such a long way -- down

You might trip
Your heart might skip

Hold tight, make it through the night
Laying down might be wise
Lay it down, stop moving around
I just wanna see your eyes -- closed

You might fall
Now I've seen it all

I see you standing up so high
There's one thing I just don't understand
You say that you have learned to fly
Brother, I think you better learn how to land

You're prepared to take flight
Setting sail into the night

Stand tall, back against the wall
What could happen, who could say?

I see you standing up so high
There's one thing I just don't understand
You say that you have learned to fly
Brother, I think you better learn how to land
Track Name: Gulf of Mexico (2/13/14)
77 is what they're predicting for Monday
I'm leaving on Sunday, I guess that I'll miss it again
We'll point the Jeep south, say goodbye to another snow day
Start at the verse, hit Florida by the refrain

The rain, it never falls on the Gulf of Mexico
But we're shivering and we're soaked like a Valentine in the snow

I'll run while you're sleeping and sleep while you're dancing in circles
Imagine that I am the singer in your favorite band
Wear the bear hat behind bars at the shop on the island
I'll think about building a fire and drink wine on the sand

The rain, it never falls on the Gulf of Mexico
But we're shivering and we're soaked like a Valentine in the snow

We'll be alright
The future still looks bright
We'll be alright

The rain, it never falls on the Gulf of Mexico
But we're shivering and we're soaked like a Valentine in the snow

The rain, it never falls on the Gulf of Mexico
But we're shivering and we're soaked like a Valentine in the snow

The rain, it sometimes falls on the Gulf of Mexico
But we're shivering and we're soaked like a dog with nowhere to go
Track Name: The Lonely Life of the Platyporpoise (1/26/14)
I know that you don't believe in me
I know you think I don't exist
Tell me the things that you see in me
Tell me your secrets and your every wish
You'll be surprised
Open your eyes

I will dream your dreams for you
When you don't have the guts to
Believe in things that might never come true
These are the things I can do

I know that you think that I am not real
You think that I am a fake
Tell me the things that you wish you could feel
I'll ask that you come awake
You'll be surprised
Open your eyes

I will dream your dreams for you
When you don't have the guts to
Believe in things that might never come true
These are the things I can do

You think that I am just making this up
I say that could be true
You want a way for your dreams to not stop
I say that could be you
You'll be surprised
Just close your eyes

I will dream your dreams for you
When you don't have the guts to
Believe in things that might never come true
These are the things I can do

I will dream your dreams for you
When you don't have the guts to
Believe in things that might never come true
These are the things I can do
Track Name: Wake Up & Fight (1/19/14)
Every morning as the sun begins to rise
First thing I say as I gaze into your eyes
We don't have to belong
We just have to sing our songs
If we wanna be strong
There's one thing we gotta do

We gotta wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
For our lives, for our love
Sometimes we want to back down, but that won't be enough

In the city as we try to live our lives
It's a pity that it took so long to realize
We don't have to fit in
We don't have to try & pretend
If we wanna begin
There's one thing we gotta do

We gotta wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
For our lives, for our love
Sometimes we want to back down, but that won't be enough

Never enough, never enough, never enough for us
Never enough, never enough, never enough

We gotta wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
For our lives, for our love
Sometimes we want to back down, but that's not enough

We gotta wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
Wake up, wake up & fight
For our lives, for our love
Sometimes we want to back down, but that's not enough
For me, and for you
If we wanna survive, then we gotta be true
Track Name: Dream (1/12/14)
I had that dream again - the one where I gave it all away
I always wake up feeling glad
It would seem again, that I don't have the guts to say
I want to hold on to what I have

And then I woke up
I floated above
The voices that were telling me no

I had that dream again - the one where I wasn't scare to speak
I found the time to find the words
And I believed again, although I knew that I was weak
That I was something, that I had worth

And then I woke up
I floated above
The voices that were telling me no
I started again
I'd like to pretend
That I could just pick up & go

I had that dream again - the one where I left it all behind
I walked right out into the world
And I said, "please," again, "I'd like to ask if you don't mind,
Patiently wait for my return"

And then I woke up
I floated above
The voices that were telling me no
I started again
I'd like to pretend
That I could just go
Track Name: Any of Us (1/2/14)
We headed north to the land of lovers & guns
With a head of big plans of what we'd become
You drove your van across town to pay some more dues
You drove straight for the sound of the cash & the booze

Did any of us sing a word we cared about?
Did any of us tell the truth?
Did any of us take the time to let it out?
Did I stop to think about you?

You parked it right on the couch with your wife & your girls
You walked right out to that spot // You could look down on the world

Did any of us sing a word we cared about?
Did any of us tell the truth?
Did any of us take the time to let it out?
Did I stop to think about you?
Did I stop to think about you?

What makes a man give more than he can?
What does it take to live?
More than we understand

We had the best of intent & a heart of good cheer
We wonder where it all went as we cross off one more year

Did any of us sing a word we cared about?
Did any of us tell the truth?
Did any of us take the time to let it out?
Did I stop to think about you?

Did any of us sing a word we cared about?
Did any of us tell the truth?
I didn't take the time to let it out 'til I stopped to think about you
Track Name: Philbert the Bean (10/26/14)
Philbert the bean wasn't causing a scene
When he rode his way into the town
Couldn't figure him out, don't know what he's about
They didn't want him around

So he headed west, he thought it was best
To spend a little time on his own
A mysterious grin, the places he's been
The strangest bean you've ever known

Philbert, Philbert, don't get your feelings hurt
Just 'cause you're not like the rest
Philbert, Philbert, made his home in the dirt
Roaming the wild, wild west

He grew up too fast, but made friends that would last
Always some trouble nearby
He'd try to diffuse it, if he'd had a gun he wouldn't use it
Philbert wouldn't hurt a fly

Philbert, Philbert, don't get your feelings hurt
Just 'cause you're not like the rest
Philbert, Philbert, made his home in the dirt
Roaming the wild, wild west

Too much time spent alone, without even a phone
He started to go a bit mad
Almost gave up all hope 'til he met Rufus the cantaloupe
The best friend that he ever had

Philbert, Philbert, his feelings no longer hurt
Didn't feel all alone, so he said,
"Rufus, Rufus, now there are two of us
Roaming the wild, wild west"