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CAN'T STAY LONG

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WON THE WAR

VERSE 1

You and I together don't make sense

but without logic, you make my pieces fit

and I can't tell you how many times my mind

started running for the door

 

CHORUS

But I don't care anymore

let the critics rave

the war inside my heart is driving me insane

so let the judges rule against our odds

we've already won the war

and I don't care anymore

 

VERSE 2

 We can start pretending they're all right

but there's too much to lose after our endless fight

and I know that someday everyone will see

it's your heart that beats in me and

 

CHORUS

But I don't care anymore

let the critics rave

the war inside my heart is driving me insane

so let the judges rule against our odds

we've already won the war

and I don't care anymore

 

BRIDGE

And if we're fighting World War Three

you know we're stronger than they'll ever be

 

CHORUS

But I don't care anymore

let the critics rave

the war inside my heart is driving me insane

so let the judges rule against our odds

we've already won the war

and I don't care anymore

 
 

eighteen

VERSE 1

I stopped calling you when I drink

And wearing your tshirts to sleep

And rambling our story religiously

No I don’t run when I see your folks

Or avoid driving down your road

Or stay home from parties cause I know you’ll go

 

PRECHORUS

I called you a quitter, I cursed your name

I wasted two years, blinded by pain

And hating you was my mistake

Cause there’s no one to blame

 

CHORUS

Cause we were never meant to last

Past sneaking out and skipping class

Oh we were never meant to be

More than Friday night royalty

And I’m thanking the man upstairs

For giving you the strength to leave

Cause he only showed you what I refused to see

Some love is better left at eighteen

 

VERSE 2

I hope you’re living the life we dreamed

You still wear that old class ring

And every so often you think of me

 

CHORUS

Cause we were never meant to last

Past sneaking out and skipping class

Oh we were never meant to be

More than Friday night royalty

And I’m thanking the man upstairs

For giving you the strength to leave

Cause he only showed you what I refused to see

Some love is better left at eighteen

 

BRIDGE

And sometimes I pick up the phone and almost call you

But I change my mind, cause I wouldn’t be talking to

The boy I knew

 

VERSE 3

I pray that you would meet someone someday

That she’d never take my place

But she could love you in a different way

 

CHORUS

Cause we were never meant to last

Past sneaking out and skipping class

Oh we were never meant to be

More than Friday night royalty

And I’m thanking the man upstairs

For giving you the strength to leave

Cause he only showed you what I refused to see

Some love is better left at eighteen

 

Same old sins

VERSE 1

Morning light is shining through

Dusty blinds in my bedroom

My heart sinks when I think of what I did

I check my phone to check it’s true

See the words I sent to you

What’s making me sicker the liquor or all my guilt?

 

PRECHORUS

I wanna move on, I wanna be strong

But history’s got a tendency of

Cycling around and weighing me down

And waking me up with regret

 

CHORUS

I keep doing the same old things

Same old sins, same mistakes

They lead me right to where I don’t wanna be

Lord please remind me that I am free

Same old story, same old boy

Puts me back together to wreck my world

But each time he calls me, I run back to him

I need a new reason to need to repent

Instead I’m caught up in

Those same old, same old sins

 

VERSE 2

I breathe you in like cigarettes

I drink your lies like cheap Burnetts

You’ll be gone by the morning, and I’ll be cursing myself

I bow my head and thank the Son

I say I’m sorry, drink the blood

But I can’t be clean from the things I’ve not yet done

 

PRECHORUS

I wanna move on, I wanna be strong

But history’s got a tendency of

Cycling around and weighing me down

And waking me up with regret

 

CHORUS

 I keep doing the same old things

Same old sins, same mistakes

They lead me right to where I don’t wanna be

Lord please remind me that I am free

Same old story, same old boy

Puts me back together to wreck my world

But each time he calls me, I run back to him

I need a new reason to need to repent

Instead I’m caught up in

Those same old, same old sins

 

BRIDGE

 Oh I’m scared of the demons that haunt me at night

Oh Lord I give you the fight

Oh and all that I want is for you to be honored

Oh Lord come wash me in white

Oh Lord bring me to the light

 

CHORUS

I keep doing the same old things

Same old sins, same mistakes

They lead me right to where I don’t wanna be

Lord please remind me that I am free

Same old story, same old boy

Puts me back together to wreck my world

But each time he calls me, I run back to him

I need a new reason to need to repent

Instead I’m caught up in

Oh instead I’m caught up in

Those same old, same old sins

 

OUTRO

 Those same old, same old sins (x4)

 

Golden light

 

VERSE 1

 Well I got a feeling nobody’s listening

But I got something to say

I figured out that I’m alive today

Well I must admit it had a little bit

To do with falling in love

But it feels just like you put the air in my lungs

 

CHORUS

 Man oh man, I don’t understand

How I’ve been living dead

But take my hand and spin me around again

It’s just you and me and a field of dreams

And a sunset on our side

So dance with me and kiss me in golden light

Ooohhhh ohhh

 

VERSE 2

Don’t wanna talk about growing up

And wedding bells and rings

Just wanna watch you smile while I sing

People say that this won’t last

And maybe they’re all right

But I can’t see past the spark flying through the night

 

CHORUS

 Man oh man, I don’t understand

How I’ve been living dead

But take my hand and spin me around again

It’s just you and me and a field of dreams

And a sunset on our side

So dance with me and kiss me in golden light

Ooohhhh ohhh

 

BRIDGE 

Sing it with me

Ohhh ohhh ohhh ohhhh

Your love woke me up

When I didn’t know I was sleeping

But everyday still feels just like I’m dreaming

 

CHORUS

Man oh man, I don’t understand

How I’ve been living dead

But take my hand and spin me around again

It’s just you and me and a field of dreams

And a sunset on our side

So dance with me and kiss me in golden light

Ooohhhh ohhh  

So dance with me and kiss me in golden light

 

Something Real

Verse 1

Here I am, here again

Recovering from a man

Who swept me off my feet.

It's been a time or two

I've been through

Someone who rushes in

Thinking they know me

But when I open up just enough

For him to see I am rough around the edges

They can't commit, won't admit

That I may be capable of breaking their defenses

 

CHORUS

But I'll find something real

I know I know I know I will

Someone who reminds me

There's beauty in the messy

Someone to take me and make me feel tall

Until then you'll find me searching

Waiting patiently

Til my something real finds me

 

VERSE 2

Maybe I just trust a little too much

Maybe I just love a little too quickly

Maybe I just want to finally get through

Heartbreak to get to my happy ending

 

CHORUS

But I'll find something real

I know I know I know I will

Someone who reminds me

There's beauty in the messy

Someone to take me and make me feel tall

Until then you'll find me searching

Waiting patiently

Til my something real finds me

 

BRIDGE

Someone to want me

Someone to need me

Someone to heal me

And make me brave

Someone to choose me

Who will fight not to lose me

Someone who's worth the wait

I will wait for my...

 

CHORUS

 But I'll find something real

I know I know I know I will

Someone who reminds me

There's beauty in the messy

Someone to take me and make me feel tall

Until then you'll find me searching

Waiting patiently

Til my something real finds me

 

OUTRO

Here I am, here again

Recovering from a man

Who swept me off my feet

 

mess with me

VERSE 1

 Well dark haired boys have always been my weakness

When I met you I'd spent the whole day drinkin

I was dizzy from the sun and giddy from the sand

I'd figured we'd be over when the sun set

But you begged to take me out I was the woman of your dreams

Thought it was going nowhere, but one date turned to three

Months with you I wasted, competing with your pride

Told you I was crazy and at least one of us doesn't lie

 

CHORUS

I knew you were a few fries short of a happy meal

A couple bolts loose in your head

You were a Solo cup all foam no beer

And not the sharpest tool in the shed

You were a pretty face and a missing brain

But boy you blew my mind

Cause how dumb do you have to be

To think that you can mess with me

 

VERSE 2

Jokes on me I learned my lesson

Never date a baby freshman

You were scared of my independence and my big dreams

You can't even pick a major should have known you'd be

Addicted to attention from your frat boys

I'd always third wheel you and your ego

I lowered my standards to give you a chance

But I'm too much a woman for half a man

 

CHORUS

I knew you were a few fries short of a happy meal

A couple bolts loose in your head

You were a Solo cup all foam no beer

And not the sharpest tool in the shed

You were a pretty face and a missing brain

But boy you blew my mind

Cause how dumb do you have to be

To think that you can mess with me

 

TAG

Oh, oh, oh, oh (x2)

 

Bridge

Well you said I like to you too much

so you ran for the door

but the next time you see me I'll be on my world tour

if you think this song's about you,

you finally found your brain

boy you should probably thank me

at least I didn't say your name

 

CHORUS

 I knew you were a few fries short of a happy meal

A couple bolts loose in your head

You were a Solo cup all foam no beer

And not the sharpest tool in the shed

You were a pretty face and a missing brain

But boy you blew my mind

Cause how dumb do you have to be

To think that you can mess with me

 

let me

VERSE 1

You have a special way of telling me

I will never be, I will never be enough

It doesn’t matter how much I could give to you

Doesn’t matter how much I’ve given up

You are one foot in, and one foot out

Ready to run

You’re too stuck in your stubborn pride

To see what you have done

 

CHORUS  

You will never leave

Long enough for me

To get up and move on

Oh just when I begin

To forget you

Come back to remind me you’re gone

So my darlin, listen and

For once just do what you are told

You have to let me, love you or

You have to let me go

 

VERSE 2

You used to promise me

White dresses and yellow houses

And dances late at night

Oh you used to fight

My dragons and villains

But now it seems you’re the one I fight

 

CHORUS

You will never leave

Long enough for me

To get up and move on

Oh just when I begin

To forget you

Come back to remind me you’re gone

So my darlin, listen and

For once just do what you are told

You have to let me, love you or

You have to let me go

 

BRIDGE 

No one can say I’m a quitter

But they can say I’m a fool

Stupid girl

Shoulda let go

In high school

 

CHORUS  

You will never leave

Long enough for me

To get up and move on

Oh just when I begin

To forget you

Come back to remind me you’re gone

So my darlin, listen and

For once just do what you are told

You have to let me, let me,

Let me go

 

details

VERSE 1

I think breakfast is better at night

I wear Chuck Taylors everyday of my life

And I blush too long when you smile

I love summer but I hate the heat

I love sleeping in not falling to sleep

Cus my thoughts ramble for a while

 

CHORUS

 But with you here all I can say

Is I can see a better day

With you and I walking in the park

When I’m no longer afraid of the dark

And everyday starting now

There is no secret I’ll leave out

If that’s what you want me to do

I’ll give all my details to you

 

TAG

 Do do do do do do do do do do do

 

VERSE 2

Pretty in pink she made the wrong choice

Ducky was the better boy

But you’ve always been the one for me

When you leave I hold back tears

My life’s dream is to spend my years with you

How lovely would it be?

 

CHORUS  

But with you here all I can say

Is I can see a better day

When the thunder rolls in the middle of the night

But you are here to hold me tight

And everyday starting now

There is no secret I’ll leave out

If that’s what you want me to do

I’ll give all my details to you

 

TAG

Do do do do do do do do do do do

 

BRIDGE

I have a tendency to get lost in my anxiety

But you were there when no one cared

You took my hand and I wasn’t scared for the first time

Because of you I’m who I am

You’ve given me the strength to stand

 

CHORUS

If that’s what you want me to do

I’ll give all my details to you

Cause all I’ve ever wanted to do

Is give all my details to you

 

TAG

Do do do do do do do do do do do (x2)

 

OUTRO

Cause all I’ve ever wanted to do

Is give all my details to you

 

TAG

Do do do do do do do do do do do (x2) 

 

Singing with Willie

VERSE 1

 We spend our years in this

Little town we were born in

Acting like we’re satisfied

Running around

Chasing dreams that dried up

Long before we even tried

 

PRECHORUS

I hear that familiar strum

Of that same old tune I grew up on

And I look around and know we’re living wrong

 

CHORUS

We’re singing with Willie at the top of our lungs

Reminding us no matter where we are we can’t stay long

Cus life is short and it moves too fast just to

Sit around and watch time pass

So follow my lead my dear friends

And I’ll see you soon on the road again

 

VERSE 2

Same old story different place

Memories we can’t erase

Day by day we drift away

I remember way back when

My biggest dream was fitting in

I still wonder when I’ll find my place

 

PRECHORUS

I hear that familiar strum

Of that same old tune I grew up on

And I look around and know we’re living wrong

 

CHORUS

We’re singing with Willie at the top of our lungs

Reminding us no matter where we are we can’t stay long

Cus life is short and it moves too fast just to

Sit around and watch time pass

So follow my lead my dear friends

And I’ll see you soon on the road again

 

BRIDGE 

Chasing the wind and swimming against the tide

Maybe we’ll meet again in another life

Where we’re

 

CHORUS

We’re singing with Willie at the top of our lungs

Reminding us no matter where we are we can’t stay long

Cus life is short and it moves too fast just to

Sit around and watch time pass

So follow my lead my dear friends

And I’ll see you soon on the road again

 

How to live

VERSE 1

 Every morning the same routine

We get up and fake we’re living our dreams

But deep down we know we’ve settled

Empty faces flood our streets

We march to the drum of conformity

We look around and know we’ve settled

                                                                                        

PRECHORUS 1

But I won’t keep pretending that I am satisfied

 

CHORUS

I don’t know where I’m going

And I sure as hell don’t know where I’ll end

But I’ve been so afraid of trying

That it seems I’ve forgotten

How to live

 

VERSE 2

This morning I woke up

Looks like my coffee’s in a half full cup

And suddenly, I know it gets better

You can’t find the finish without a start

And only time heals our broken heart

And I know, I know I’m better

 

PRECHORUS 2

I am taking my first steps in learning how to thrive

 

CHORUS

I don’t know where I’m going

And I sure as hell don’t know where I’ll end

But I’ve been so afraid of trying

That it seems I’ve forgotten

How to live

 

BRIDGE

How to dance with no cares

How to ignore a glare

How to love like a fool

How to break a few rules

How to see past my years

How to conquer my fears

How to learn to forgive

And remember how to live

 

CHORUS (x2)

I don’t know where I’m going

And I sure as hell don’t know where I’ll end

But I’ve been so afraid of trying

That it seems I’ve forgotten

How to live

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