Lyrics

Mind Over Mirror - album

1. in my dream there was a fire 
in my dream there was a fire 
you grabbed the things that you desired 
i told you not to 
but you did it 
and you made it out alive 
so what’s the problem? 
we both survived 

in my mind you are a tiger 
with this fire in your heart 
that you’re willing to start 
but how much is for me 
and how much is for you 
and how much of what’s true is really true? 

1 2 3 4 
check your ego at the door 
find me love sick 
maybe we’ve been here before 
but how much is for me 
and how much is for you 
how much of what’s true is really true? 

in this life we’re dealt a card 
could i trade mine for that perfect queen of hearts 
i’ve had more than enough though 
dancing to the sound of your shuffle 
completely apart 

1 2 3 4 
check your ego at the door 
find me love sick 
maybe we’ve been here before 
but how much is for me 
and how much is for you 
how much of what’s true is really true? 

you’re a flame thrower 
why don’t you show her 
you’re a flame thrower 
do you even know her? 
you’re a flame thrower 
why don’t you show her 

how much is for you 
and how much is to see 
how much of all this is just a dream

2. one reason 
one reason why i see you there 
mirrors your reason to even care 
i would wait through all the lines i hate 
just to sit and talk with you 
a reason to explore again 
a reason to ride a thousand miles 
just to hear your voice again 
in person 

a reason to walk again 
grab your arms and fight the thousand smiles 
i know that you’ll wait for me 
i know that you’ll come 
when you need someone to listen 
and hey, listen to me now 
i’m telling you my deepest secret 
the one i wanna keep 
the one i wanna treat you to 
when you’re lonely 

where’s the fun in finding that 
everything you’re rewinding can’t 
lend a hand to where you are 

don’t worry 
your secret 
is safe 

3. clarity waits 
this isn’t a movie 
put down the popcorn 
what are you doing? 
was it just too boring? 
left it all behind
just a character in your mind 
this isn’t a movie 
and i’m not waiting in line 

this isn’t a novel 
people would want to read 
can’t you see 
the way you’ve been treating me 
flip-floppin` the pages 
uncovering all the stages 
this isn’t so novel 
no, this story’s been beat 

clarity waits while we’re hiding from the lies that you laid
why did you choose the end to this story we made? 
start at the beginning, tell me all your feelings again 
i already see the end before the end 
i already see the end before the end 

just playin` a game 
it just isn’t broadcast 
too many fouls this time 
can i have my heart back 
when you stopped your passing 
that’s when i knew it was neverlasting 
just playing a game 
yeah, that’s what we’ll say 

clarity waits while we’re hiding from the lies that you laid 
why did you choose the end to this story we made? 
start at the beginning tell me all your feelings again 
i already see the end before the end 
i already see the end before the end 

where is this going 
where is this going 
i think i know 
where this is going 
where is this going 
i think i know 
where this is going 
where is this going 
i think i know where this is going 
think i know where this is 
think i know that 

clarity waits while we’re hiding from the lies that you laid 
why did you choose the end to this story we made? 
start at the beginning tell me all your feelings again 
i already see the end before the end 
i already see the end before

4. strangers happened 
do you remember the time 
when we first met 
do you remember the time 
when you hadn’t met me yet 

falling back were the days 
not ready to face the fact 
looking back is a different face 

time to accept that
strangers happened 
strangers happened 

do you remember when 

forgiving you 
for giving up 
onto something new 
it isn’t like 
we made this up 
we know we knew 

time to accept that 
strangers happened 
learn to accept that 

you cannot run 
you cannot hide 
you cannot run from time 

do you accept that? 

we were everything 
we were everything 
we were everything 
we were 

do you remember when 
strangers happened 
to you and me 
we were everything 
do you remember when 

6. against the rain 
calling me by names i never went by 
or don’t remember 
can’t seem to let it go to waste 
can’t even let it go today

two-timing faith and doubt 
wondering what life is all about 
fighting against my brain 
against my brain 
against my brain again 

this place reminds me 
of the times i used to feel so small 
standing up tall 
like there’s someone who’ll 
wake me up again 
(my mind) 

feelings are meant to be felt 
should i deny this 
don’t try to be someone else 
no, don’t try to hide it 
don’t try to hide 

my mind is winning while it loses itself 

riding against the rain 
against the rain 
to keep me inside 
a place where shadows hide 
to escape the light and frustrate the soul 

feelings are meant to be felt 
should i deny this 
don’t try to be someone else 
no, don’t try to fight 
don’t try to 

fighting against my mind i try 
i try 
i try 
i try 
i try 

proving against insane again 

7. for the fools 
i wish my name were will 
‘cause then there’d a way 
to get over the pain 
goes to prove that the bruised 
still got some more to lose though 

i have memorized the feeling of hating you 
but i have memorized the feeling of loving you too 
it’s always the unassuming fool 

so this one’s for the fools 
who look just like you from the inside 
the fools, making fools out of the fools 
to get over the fool
who made you a fool 
in the first place 

yeah this one’s for the fools 
who look just like me from the inside 
the fools, making fools out of the fools 
to get over the fool 
who made me a fool 

i wish my name were will 
cause then there’d always be a way 
to erase the unsaid 
yeah, you’ve used and abused 
all your broken excuses 

yeah i have memorized the feeling of hating you 
but i have memorized the feeling of loving you too 
it’s always, it’s always 
the unassuming 
fool 

so this one’s for the fools 
who look just like you from the inside 
the fools, making fools out of the fools 
to get over the fool 
who made you a fool 
in the first place 

yeah this one’s for the fools 
who look just like me from the inside 
the fools, making fools out of the fools 
to get over the fool 
who made me a fool 

i wish my name were will 
cause then there’d be a way 
then there’d be a way to say 

this one’s for you 
who made me a fool from the inside 
you fool 
making fools out of fools 
to get over the fool 
who made you a fool in the first place 

yeah this one’s for all fools 
who made me a fool from the inside 
you fools 
making fools out of the fools 
just to prove that you’re over the fool 
who made you a fool 


8. piece of mind 
she had an illness 
that she labelled 
when she was told the label 
she loved it 
because the label 
helped her escape the fact that she was sick 

and she knew it 
but they drew it out for her 
so she could cure her 
piece of mind 

what is wrong with these people 
we’re all people 
broken in a way we can’t define 
but we must 
and we lust for the 
terms to describe 
our piece of mind 

there isn’t much left inside 
there isn’t much left outside too 
in a minute they’ll let you hide 

bubbles, there are these bubbles 
wrapped around these people 
we think we need it 
do we need it 
do we need to help defeat it? 
staying sane 
drives us insane 
why do we still 

we feel comfort 
we feel comfort 
in the way that we all stay 
in our comfort zones 

we all draw these lines the same 
we were taught to color 
when we were little 

we were taught the numbers 
when we were little 
we weren’t talk to discover 
but we did it 
and we lost it later on 

there isn’t much left inside 
there isn’t much left outside too 
in a minute i’ll let you hide 

bubbles, there are these bubbles 
wrapped around these people 
we think we need it 
do we need it 
do we need to help defeat it? 
staying sane 
drives us insane 
why do we still play this game? 

sometimes we’ll travel 
and we will see 
the way the world really ought to be 
if we combine the pieces of the places we’ve been 
we could live in zen 
live in zen 
live in Zen 

9. towels 
i go to bed like you every night 
except i question 
what’s for breakfast the next morning 
when really that should be the least of my concerns 

i know it’s not so pretty to always worry 
about you, about me, about the world 
but i also know and am glad you understand 

i will cry you a river 
just to float you to shore 
but no promises that i will be able to see you 
through this all 

i will cry you a river 
in the hopes you’ll understand 
that you necessary to this part of my plan 
yes you are 

i find that the scariest thing about you 
is the fact that you’re never scared 
but i also kind of envy you for that 

you said you weren’t afraid of death 
and then i laughed but frowned inside 
turns out i’m more afraid of your death 
than you are 

i will cry you a river 
just to float you to shore 
but no promises that i will be able to see you 
through this all 

i will cry you a river 
in the hopes you’ll understand 
that you necessary to this part of my plan 
yes you are 

our new towels already look like our old ones 
and we treat them that way 
we hide from the heat as if we can’t defeat it our new towels already look like our old ones 
which will go and which will stay 
can we defeat this? 

i will cry you a river 
just to float you to shore 
but no promises that i will be able to see you 
through this all 

i will cry you a river 
in the hopes you’ll understand 
that anytime, anywhere 
you can take my hand 
you can take my hand 

10. to smile 
making a difference in our heads 
while in the comfort of our beds 
we change the world 
but with our minds instead 

heartbeats and shadows of the night 
may give a temporary fright 
but we just open up our hearts and try 

to smile, is still free you know 
to laugh, costs only a breath to go 
to dance, is underrated yet over easy 

you can change the world 
of someone else’s world 
you can stop their war today 

waiting for goodness to appear 
while it has always been this near 
we change the world 
but with our minds alone 

spinning the answers of what’s right 
tasting the envy and the spite 
but we just open up our hearts and try 

to smile, is still free you know 
to laugh, costs only a breath to go 
to dance, is underrated yet over easy 

you can change the world 
of someone else’s world 
you can stop their war today 

we can change the world 
of someone else’s world 
we can stop their war today 
why not take it one world at a time

Go Ahead - EP

1. hello there  
hello there, i miss you, the way that you smile  
so glad you’re getting out there  
it’s been such a long while since  
i called you  
my friend  

hello there, i miss you, but I’m afraid to tell you so  
you don’t even know where I’m at  

time will only tell  
if you’re good to time 
time will only tell if you want it to  

hey  
i'm asking you to return nothing  
in return, could I exchange our goodbye? (goodbye, goodbye)  
don’t make me cry from laughing
or from crying or for from anything at all  
you still affect my heart  

hello there, i miss you  
hello there, i miss you (ooh)  

time will only tell  
if you’re good to time  
time will only tell if you want it to  

hello, there i miss you  
i confess, let’s move on it’s been addressed  
unless you happen to want me back (i want you back)  

hello there, i can’t say I need you, ’cause I’m doing fine  
but I wouldn’t mind, having you around.  

2. wonder why  
i come across you every day and i wonder why
you don’t say anything to me  
and when i see you i feel like i can touch the sky
oh darling that’s the power you have on me  
why don’t you sit by me at lunch sometime  
or knock on my front door, oh that i wouldn’t mind  
why don’t things go the way i want to
and how are you so blind? i’m standing right here  

i smile at you and your family every once in a while
you seem to see me back, you do  
i feel it’s only polite to next say hi, but you never seem to want to  
why don’t you notice what’s in front of you  
how can’t you see the way i look at you  
is this something you would ever want
or am I just being a fool, i think i might be  

i know what you got on the mile run
and i also know that that is creepy  
i pay attention to the ones i love
and my oh my you sure are speedy  
why don’t you watch me like i watch you  
how can’t you notice me, i notice you  
why is it that every time i day dream
it seems way too unreal, is it too good to be true?  

i wonder if you’ll ever hear my song
and do that funny dance you always do  
if it would take you very long, to realize that I am perfect for you  
why don’t you notice me? i notice you  
how can’t you see all that i see in you  
you’ll find that there is someone who likes you for all that you are
by the way that would be me  

why don’t you sit by me at lunch sometime  
or knock on my front door, trust me, i wouldn’t mind  
why don’t things go the way i want to,
but maybe they will now
i’m standing right here

3. love’s sake  
for the love of the breeze  
we sit  
for the love of the trees  
we listen  
for the love of the discovery  
we travel  

for the love of our home  
we care  
for the love of our state  
we share its name  
for the love of our earth  
we try to fix it like we do  

for love’s sake love’s sake  
i am love sick love sick love sick  
and not about you  

for the love of music  
i share  
for the love of guitar  
i play it  
for the love of singing  
i will sing (la da da da da dum)  

for the love of books  
i’ll leap  
for the love of insanity  
i’ll keep  
the balance of my mind  
lost in-between  

but for the love of you  
i have no action to take  
for you told my heart  
it’d be a mistake to let it break  
all this love  

for love’s sake love’s sake  
i am love sick love sick love sick  
and not about you  
 

4. apathy  
apathy  
it’s coming for me  
apathy  
soon you’ll see  

how have my feelings gone  
you hid them well  

once upon a time it wasn’t lasting  
once upon a time it wasn’t ever after  
once upon a time it wasn’t everlasting 

mend my heart  
with emotions  
make me start  
crying oceans  
find the spot where my thoughts will show upon my face  

make it stop  
i’m too vulnerable  
you’re on top  
far too colorful  
find the place where embrace is meaningful to me  

apathy  
let me be  
apathy  
show me free  

where have my feelings gone  
where should they even be  

oh, apathy  
you’re a wise guy  
tricking me  
never fly by  
stoned face, stone heart  
just show me where you are  
 

5. go ahead 
go ahead and beg me  
go ahead and cry  
go ahead and do the things you do, but just don’t try  

go ahead and whisper  
all the things you hate  
but doing this, you won’t ever learn to appreciate  

the sun that’s out there  
the sky that’s blue  
and all the other people who would smile at you  

just look out your window  
and you will see  
there’s more beauty in this world than what you see in me  

go ahead and sleep all day again  
go ahead, ignore the calls from your friends  
go ahead and fold your dirty clothes  
don’t want to bother, i don’t want to impose  

but your life is such a precious thing  
you’ll see, once you get over this temporary sting  
you can rise above it, we all have to  
turns out many more have suffered much worse than you  

could take a lifetime  
to open your eyes  
and find struggle can actually be a gift in disguise  

but go ahead and lie in bed some more  
and waste your time when you could be looking for  

that girl that’ll love you just like I do  
who knows? She could even be more perfect for you  
just get yourself out there  
it’s been long enough  
life is hard, but it doesn’t have to be so tough  

i know you don’t think it’ll be okay 
but it will  
if you could just listen to me today  
and sit still  
i can share with you  
all that I want for you  
and you can choose  
to listen  
or just stick to the way that  
you live right now  

but the sun is shining  
the sky is blue  
and there are many people who would smile at you  

just look out your window  
and you will see  
there’s more beauty in this world than just the beauty you see in me  

could take a lifetime to open your eyes 
time will only tell if you're good to time...  

hello, there

 

 

One-sided (album)

1. intro
oooh

2. melody 
don’t know how to put 
my trust in a melody 
but i do know doing this 
is what’s best for me 
try to understand 

i can’t promise you 
money from the giving tree 
all i have to offer is the way that i do me 
let me follow this dream 

memories make songs 
make memories 
flying through this wasted time has been a breeze 

don’t let up when you’re down 
put the then you were in focus now 
when they throw “no”’s 
don’t ask why but how 
make the music from your heart 
let your wallet fall apart 

in the chaos through the chaotic 
be individual not robotic 
make the music from your heart 
starting’s a good place to start 

don’t know how to put 
my trust in a melody 
but i do know doing this 
is what’s best for me 

i can’t promise you 
money from the giving tree 
all i have to offer is the way that i do me 
let me follow this dream 

memories make songs 
make memories 
flying through this wasted time has been a breeze 

don’t let up when you’re down 
put the then you were in focus now 
when they throw “no”’s 
don’t ask why but how 
make the music from your heart 

in the chaos through the chaotic 
be individual not robotic 
make the music from your heart 
starting’s a good place to start 
 
3. yellow light 
the red lights don’t understand 
i have somewhere to be 
and if only they could see 
then maybe they’d let me go 

wait a big longer 
and i’ll be there 
with your sweatshirt 
and some kleenex for me 

you don’t have to tell me twice 
you don’t have to tell me three times 
we’ll just have to wait and see 
oh maybe it was meant to be 

the sunlight in my rearview mirror 
tells me i’m closer to you 

all signs tell me i will make it 
you can too 
please just wait a big longer 
i will be there 
with a blanket for two 
and some change i owe you 

you don’t have to tell me twice 
you don’t have to tell me three times 
we’ll just have to wait and see 
oh maybe it was meant to be 

i know my rights from lefts 
but do i know my rights from wrongs 
why do i always feel the need to ride along 

signs fly by and minutes pass 
soon i will be there at last 
and you will see the truth 
once and for all 

please don’t tell me twice 
please don’t tell me anymore 
just you wait and see 
maybe it was meant to be 

tolls cost less than idle love 
burdens we have all spoke of 
time flies by and so do i 
others peoples’ problems pass me by 

but you 
just you wait a second longer 
and i will be there 
with some words you need to hear 

i said please 
just you wait a moment longer 
i will be there 

don’t you let me hear you cry out loud 
just you wait and see 
oh baby was it meant to be?

4. mother 
he won’t even look me in the eye 
the way that you teach me to 
you say you’d rather die 
than be stuck inside 
with no direction of where to go 

but i find more comfort in your arms 
than the arms of this wicked world 
and i’ll survive without seeing all your homes 
if i’m sheltered with your love 

they ask me questions and i mind 
because the answers should not matter to them 
the way your smile survives 
gives me hope for tomorrow 
and some hope left for them 

but i find more comfort in your arms 
than the arms of this wicked world 
and i’ll survive without seeing all your homes 
if i’m sheltered with your love 
you taught me more 

than i could ever want to know 
you know all answers 
except the big one: 
where to go 
this is so much different than i thought it’d be 
and it’s not at all like tv 

but i find more comfort in your arms 
than the arms of this wicked world 
and i’ll survive without seeing all your homes 
if i’m sheltered with your love 

5. one-sided 
he doesn’t need to know 
that this isn’t just a two-sided friendship 
but a one sided romance 

he doesn’t need to know 
that i go home and 
think about what could be 
or what should be 

i feel a tad differently than you do, 
is it cliché to say i like you? 
when i make you laugh 
and you make me smile 
it’s just gotta be the best feeling i’ve had in a while 

he doesn’t need to know 
that i have nobody in mind right now for me 
but him 

he doesn’t need to know 
that i can see myself 
easily in his arms 

i feel a tad differently than you do, 
is it cliché to say i like you? 
when i make you laugh, and you make me smile 
it’s just gotta be the best feeling i’ve had in a while 

they all say we’d be cute 
i wish that meant something to you 

i feel a tad differently than you do, 
is it cliché to say i like you? 
when i make you laugh, and you make me smile 
it’s just gotta be the best feeling i’ve had in a while 

he doesn’t need to know 
that this isn’t just a two-sided friendship 
it’s a one-sided romance

6. on to you 
i’m on to you 
i see what you want me to do 
it’s too soon to know yet 
what’s real, what is true 

you tell me you’re ready 
i told you i’m done with love 
but your smile is composed of 
all the things i want to know of 

it’s not like i’m in too deep 
i’ve got my head up high 
do i seem that weak? 

but you’ve got me 
you’ve got me down 

i don’t wanna fall 
i don’t wanna fall out of love again 
falling is for no one like me 
i’m falling for you, you see 

i know that he’s out there 
i don’t know if you are him 
i want to be free just in case 
he catches me on a whim 

but you’re already my weakness 
you’re already my strength 
and i don’t know if i should fight this 
what i do know is that i like this 

should i leave or should i keep 
this way of separating wants from needs 

but you’ve got me 
you’ve got me down 

i don’t wanna fall 
i don’t wanna fall out of love again 
falling is for no one like me 
i’m falling for you, you see 
i’m falling for you, you see 
i’m falling for you, you see., don’t you?

7. safe 
i can count on one hand the minutes we wasted 
they'll never quite know just what you faced, dear 
but I will hold your hand, if you hide my heart 
in a safe, kept way to start 

your mind is not what you've become 
take what you've learned and with it, run 
the numbers in your head you might read 
but long-left memories, i'll take the lead 

and we'll find a place 
and i’ll hide into your open arms 
and we'll try our fates 
at living free 
and i’ll whisper your words 
on every street corner we meet 
til it’s ours 

i love it when you say my name 
your touch alone drives me insane 
i know you'll help me find my way away from here 
but first, i need some time to steer 

relax, it's only a matter of time 
before time will matter to us, we're fine 
tomorrow’s a day we'll use like the one right now 
we'll walk to our own gate, the one we know how 

but we'll find a place 
and i'll hide into your open arms 
and we'll try our fates 
at living free 

darkness comes with a place of hope 
making a home can't be too hard, 
when you’ve got the heart, and you’ve got the heart 

lines are for crossing, so cross them with me 
lines are for crossing, so cross them here with me

8. sit & be 
just sit and be just be 
just sit and be with me 
there’s no need to say anything, anymore 
just sit and breathe with me 
lingering words to my core 
there’s just no need anymore 

just pack your things and leave 
because you won’t listen to me 
i’d do anything you’d ask if it would make this last 

what do you really expect of me 
darling how bad could it be 
could we free? 
we can’t just wait it out and see 
trying too hard to breathe 
there’s just no need anymore 

just pack your things and leave 
because you won’t listen to me 
i’d do anything you’d ask if it would make this last 
i’d do anything you’d ask if it would make this last

9. seasons 
i’ve never watched you turn the corner 
it’s not like it is some feat 
i know you walk with big strides 
without holding someone’s hand 

she looks so pretty when she’s lying 
she looks so pretty when she’s lying next to you 
i can so easily see you sighing 
picturing me lying next to you 

and we wait and we breathe 
til the end of our time 
and we trust what we know 
without knowing ourselves 

this is the first day of the rest of our lives 
this is the first day to live right here, right now 
we can wait for tomorrow 
without knowing where to go 

we can wait, we can breathe 
til the end of our time 
and we trust what we know 
without knowing ourselves 

oh no , oh no, do you know, what i know 

who knows where the seasons will lead us 
they’re changing more than just their leaves 
i can’t help but wonder why 
they can’t change me 

i will wait, while i breathe 
til the end of my time 
i don’t trust what i know 
but i trust in myself 
i trust in myself to let go 
let go

10. anonymous 
i will wait for you 
no matter whether you want me to 
grab me by the hand 
i know where i stand 

after reasoning, all that’s left is faith 
who can really choose what’s inside my fate 

i want to love you 
choose for me a love that is true 

i won’t let you go, if you hold my hand 
i will let you know where i stand 

when hope falls through 
maybe hope will bring me you 

i’m ready to fall for you, my anonymous love 
my anonymous 
my ________