I just wanna live where it’s open

And bide my time till I’m an old man 

But you get that, so I guess you were 

Born in the wrong time too


Your smile reminds me of the movies

Where the guy is so nervous that he can’t speak 

Well I speak then it’s just that

I don’t know what I’m saying 


All the other kids seem to know the latest slang

But I feel like it’s 1901 when I say your name

I got time, I got time but I don’t need it

All I ever wanted, all I wanted was to be completed


Throw slang and modern day out the doorway

I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for right here

And if old fashioned is okay tell me

I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for you this year


Sitting there waiting in the backseat

I asked where you belong and you said to me, you said

The city these days just isn’t what it used to be


I’ve got people living next to me left and right

But I haven’t got one neighbor that’s left in sight 

Let’s move out to the mountains, grow old together, you and me


Some forgotten grace in your smile that time won’t tame

Makes me feel like it’s 1901 when I say your name

We all play the game, play the game but we can’t beat it

All we ever wanted, all we wanted was to be completed


Throw slang and modern day out the doorway

I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for right here

And if old fashioned is okay tell me

I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for you this year


Kids these days don’t know they say we’re dreaming

Old old fashioned love is what we believe in


Throw slang and modern day out the doorway

I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for right here

And if old fashioned is okay tell me

I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for you this year



Some of us weren’t meant to belong
We’re the ones with our backs to the wall
We’re the saints and sinners
Just kids tryina chase the world make our place in it
Tryina find a face in it I get it
Don’t lose your faith in it when it rises up and

You don’t know anymore where the day stops and night starts metaphorical
Storms are transformed into horrors of lonely hours pulling your
Soul in control of mental thundershowers It’s alright just breathe in
And know you’re a not coward
No I know you’re not a coward

It’s our blood on the ground and I know those voices all too well
All the ones who say we are less than free we are less than happy
So tell them no tell everyone you are the one who calls the shots
You’re the one who calls the shots
If you’re pushed down too low solo then you’re the one who calls the shots

Downcast, holdfast, outcast, steadfast
At long last we cut the dead past off
If you’re one of us put your hands up
If you’re not, put it up, sit it down, and shut it up
Last call
Wanna see you stand up, act up, burn up
Come on get up on your feet and show me if you wanna sing it
Here’s your side if you decided
Your inside is outside it


I stay up at night believing I left home at seventeen
For some reason that was worth it and realer only dreams
If I’m dreaming please don’t wake me

I never learned to make friends I just learned how to smile wide
Made it easier to leave, but it got harder this time
We were reckless youth, we played with matches

We let it get a little too heavy
When you close your eyes what do you see?
I see you oh do you see me
Every day I seem a little less free

Why are you chasing me down
Chasing me down oh
You set fire to my lungs
Fire to my mind and my soul

You know the trouble with a heart that’s more open than all the rest
Is it becomes a bloody target and I’m left in silhouette
I wouldn’t change that, tears and tears are worth this

Because the tears become scars and the scars keep healing on
And when healing gets hard and I feel faded and gone
It’s then that I am the strongest

We let it get a little too heavy
When you close your eyes what do you see?
I see you oh do you see me
Every day I seem a little less free

So look into my eyes and tell me
Is there something I should know
Because all the doors I’ve opened keep on swinging closed
I hate it with all of my heart
I can’t love you as much as I’ll miss you
All the doors I’ve opened have no windows
So break them down

Why are you chasing me down
Chasing me down oh
You set fire to my lungs
Fire to my mind and my soul


I hid myself in a hotel room

Counted the hours as my plans fell through

The strangest thing that I’ve ever heard

Is how much can change with a single word


Drove past the state line with my head held low

Only things inside it are things I don’t know

Funniest thing is this feeling that grew

You can’t lose what was meant for you


I thought I knew myself

Wouldn’t miss that place for nothing

But I get the feeling

This is not the end yet

It’s just the end of the beginning of it


All my friends are going away

All my friends are in better places


Count the stars from your bedroom window

Now name the things you wish you knew

We’ll do the same from some other time zone

Because you can’t lose was meant for you


I thought I knew myself

Wouldn’t miss that place for nothing

But I get the feeling

This is not the end yet

It’s just the end of the beginning of it


All my friends are going away

All my friends are in better places

All my friends say alright, it’s alright

All my friends are in better places


Please don’t say goodbye when I go

I can’t bear to hear those words anymore

Please will you save your tears till I’m gone

I can’t bear to see them or stand to see you go


All my friends are going away

All my friends are in better places

All my friends say alright, it’s alright

All my friends are in better places



Out among the fields I wander alone

And the choirs in my head all rise 

Midnight has a peculiar way 

Of setting my soul on fire 


Things change and friends come and go

But life won’t stop for me

I’ve been living without a limit

For a while I swear I was free


Oh we all know this won’t last forever 

Hung between the stars at night we will find it there 

It only hurts it only hurts because it really mattered 

So fill my heart with novocaine so I can watch you go 


Fell asleep on a thrift shop twin bed 

And the whole world flooded again 

Magnetized my thoughts to you 

Eyelids have your name stitched within


There’s time to decide and revise

What a minute will reverse 

Patch up what’s left of the framework 

Inside my universe 


Oh we all know this won’t last forever 

Hung between the stars at night we will find it there 

It only hurts it only hurts because it really mattered 

So fill my heart with novocaine so I can watch you go 



Help

I’m falling overboard

Down amid these tossing waves

Does it look, does it look, like I didn’t try my hardest?

Did you see, did you see, did you find any other way?


But salvation comes not from what we expected

It comes not from our slight of hand

It comes from above 

And found us down below

So if I were you I’d hold on love


 

Keep your head above the waters

We’re feeling fine

This is all we need if we don’t understand or we don’t know enough 

I swear I’ll hold on love


Look

Don’t you dare give up again

We gonna make this thing and they’re all gonna say 

Does it look, does it look like they didn’t try their hardest?

Does it seem, does it seem like we shouldn’t do the same?


But salvation comes not from what we expected

It comes not from our slight of hand

It comes from above 

And found us down below

So if I were you I’d hold on love


If I were you I’d hold on love 

Keep your head above the waters

We’re feeling fine

This is all we need if we don’t understand or don’t know enough 

I swear I’ll hold on love


Eyes red as roses 

I rose above it all 

I was deep in slumber 

When I heard my name called 

If my hands are shaking

Then the ground will shake with me

The sky will split with light 

Where I choose to plant my feet, and I’ll say


If I were you I’d hold on love 

Keep your head above the waters

We’re feeling fine

This is all we need if we don’t understand or don’t know enough 

I swear I’ll hold on love



I dreamt I had a little daughter 

I held her tight inside my arms 

The light came shining down

And broke my heart as sun ran dancing through

The smallest golden curls


So if I don’t get a chance to see the world 

That’s alright you see

I have caught a glimpse of my beautiful baby girl 

And that’s world enough for me


I dreamt I walked with my little daughter 

Stepping past the summer trees 

When she looked up at me I knew right then a part of me awoke

That won’t ever fall asleep


So if I don’t get a chance to see the world 

That’s alright you see

I have caught a glimpse of my beautiful baby girl 

And that’s world enough for me


And if I live a thousand years before that dream comes true I swear with all I am

I can’t forget about the one I carried close to me and held with these two hands


So if I don’t get a chance to see the world 

That’s alright you see

I have caught a glimpse of my beautiful baby girl 

And that’s world enough for me



I was born on the wrong side of town
Face marked with lines from the dust of the ground
We’ve seen love and we’ve seen war
We’ve seen the likes of you before

I’ve held on and I’ve let go
I have run in the wilds and the streets alone
Our minds, oh our minds have played such games
But when you’re gone we will remain

It’s who we are now
We don’t care if you’re fine with it
We’re bare blood and bones
But we got under your skin
We’ve seen great and terrible things
Call us what you want we are the new kids

We are who we are, our hearts on our shoulders
The ones you’d overlook, outcasts in the cold world
Our souls were shattered, it hurt like hell
But glory rose where darkness fell

Eyes are full of stars
Eyes are full of stars
Full of wonder

Try and hold me down
Try and hold me down
Can’t take me under

Oh we’re waking up
Oh we’re waking up
Can’t you hear us?

It’s who we are now
We don’t care if you’re fine with it
We’re bare blood and bones
But we got under your skin
We’ve seen strange and beautiful things
Call us what you want, we are the new kids


Once upon a time

In an empty heart of mine

Cold dark and lonely place to be

You were the only light I’d known

Through a window in my soul

Shine oh shine on me 


Up in the morning

You held me breathless 

I never gave much more 

To you than you deserve, no

If we were older 

And knew our own way 

It wouldn’t take much trouble 

But now we’re young and blind


Oh my love, I’m torn in two

And there’s nothing I can do 

I’ve been up, I’ve been down, I’ve been kicked and dragged around 

But I can’t let go of you


I almost always judged the use

Of those three famous words 

How dare they be so recklessly thrown?

But now that I come down to it

No other words I’ve learned 

Can captivate this feeling in my soul


Down by the water 

My starry eyed wonderment 

I never gave much more to you than you deserved

I’ve been undone 

You’re electric 

It wouldn’t be much trouble but now we’re young and blind


Oh my love, I’m torn in two

And there’s nothing I can do 

I’ve been up, I’ve been down, I’ve been kicked and dragged around 

But I can’t let go of you


Oh I’m drowning and I breathe in you 

Oh I’m blinded and I see you

Oh I’m restless and I dream of you 

All I’m left with is a shade of you 

Don’t you let me go, I followed you here

Maybe I don’t know, if you need me near


Oh my love, I’m torn in two

And there’s nothing I can do 

I’ve been up, I’ve been down, I’ve been kicked and dragged around 

But I can’t let go of you



I lost my face in an broken mirror

But I found my voice in a song I could barely hear 

They say love is laissez faire, so I guess that’s true cause I don’t miss you anymore


I regret half of what I said 

But it’s all the things I didn’t say that keep me up at night 

You mean so much by just not calling but I’d let it ring I’m not listening anymore 


So now I’m just a shadow again

You never reached never reached that far

If I call your name when I feel myself falling 

Turn out the light and leave me in the dark 

I’m your ghostmark 

 


You were at the end of a long long line

Of a list of things that I that I could never win 

So take what’s yours and I’ll take mine 

I’m a little less sad to think this is what it would’ve been


So now I’m just a shadow again

You never reached never reached that far

If I call your name when I feel myself falling 

Turn out the light and leave me in the dark 

I’m your ghostmark 


All the best words I ever wrote 

Emotion that I poured in every note 

That sick sixth sense of dreaming your screaming just can’t let it out 

That’s goodbye to me 

Ask me how I see it 

I don’t wanna be bothered by another song I shoulda meant more in 

Colliding kaleidoscopes of feeling what I shoulda wrote in 

Goodbye should be a curse word

Because goodbye never doesn’t hurt 

But I need to tell you something ‘fore you go 

I won’t be missing this 

No I watched you dissing this

I’m wishing I wasn’t feeling this 

Thoughts are too loud

My system is down

My hearts beating out of my chest 

I gave you my best 

Was that not good enough?

I tried 

Won’t you look my the eye one last time 

Sick of this, sick of you, sick of these rhymes

So if you got something to say 

Just straight up tell me why

Because all I got is 

G-O-O-D-B-Y-E goodbye


So now I’m just a shadow again

You never reached never reached that far

If I call your name when I feel myself falling 

Turn out the light and leave me in the dark 

I’m your ghostmark 



Stretch me tight and I will answer

Maybe I’m bound to walk alone

Cause when you dream about your daughter 

You wait until you know


Well I knew that day I met you

I wouldn’t walk away alone

But when I left our quiet hometown

The trees and years just up and grow


You, you don’t know me like I do

It’s a fool who would say we’re still the same

But I, I don’t know me like you do

I’d be a fool to let you slip away


Maybe we were born to live here 

And maybe we’re born to leave

One thing I know is certain

You help my heart to beat


You, you don’t know me like I do

It’s a fool who would say we’re still the same

But I, I don’t know me like you do

I’d be a fool to let you slip away


And all the trees laid bare 

We will stand up tall 

In winter 

If you’re still there 

Then there I’ll be 

Back home 


You, you don’t know me like I do

It’s a fool who would say we’re still the same

But I, I don’t know me like you do

I’d be a fool to let you slip away