I'll Take You Back

I'll take you back, you can turn and walk away
Then come back and make me pay, I still love the way you say my name

She's always on my mind, the definition of a dime
I never seem to say the things to make her mine
She pretends I'm not around, until we leave the crowd
Why do I always let her bring me down
But I can't lie

I can't say that we're good, you just make me feel alive,
and I'll wait for you tonight, I know you're using me, you've got a hold on me

I'll take you back, you can turn and walk away
Then come back and make me pay, I still love the way you say my name
I'll take you back, build me up and break me down
Buried so I can't be found, I still love the way you say my name
And I'll take you back

She's everything I need, the definition of my eve
Why can't I break the grip she has on me
She's asking me to wait, I don't wanna lie
I don't wanna say the things I feel inside
‘Cause I can't lie

Oh make it right, ‘cause I can see that you're on to me, I said you're on to me,
Use me like I'm a tool
You can make me wait outside, lock me out I'll stay all night...
I love way you make, you make me beg
Play me like a game
Throw my body in the bay and tell a lie
Tell my parents they can hope for suicide

Pay the doctor till I'm paralyzed
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Don't Bother

Lift your glass to me, tell me I'm in control
Just pretend you were near, as I crawled from this hole
Shattered words leave your lips, you can spit while you rage
I can see through that smile, I can see past this stage

Now that I have found a place where I can stand
You've come back to offer me a second chance
Where were you when I needed someone's hand
Where were you when I was face down

Don't bother, to say you’re sorry now
I don't need you, you came back just in time to hear me say
Don't bother, I can't hear you now
Just don't wake me, I found a place without you
When I close my eyes

Now lift your eyes to me, tell me you're by my side
Colors bleed through your lies, I won't let them be mine
How can you stand and preach, you did not fight this war
I can see past your ways, I can see through your score

This time I won't let you be the face I base my weight on
I must protect what's left, what's left of me, you're dead to me
I've made it fine without you, you can't be what I lean on
I must protect what's left, what's left of me, you're dead to me


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When We Meet Again

I've tried so hard to let you go
I still can't say your name out loud
The only thing that helps is time
Can we make yesterday right now

And when we meet again and I see your face I'll say
How did we ever fall apart
And all of those people said they saw the way you loved me
How did we ever fall apart

No more songs for you I swear
My pen hits the pad and you appear
This is it, your last premiere
Your memories wrote this song for me

When that moment comes to mind
A day I fear that I can't fight
The perfect picture of you dies
And I'll sit down and close my eyes

‘Cause I rock the world just to find, a little piece I like
I can rock till the morning says goodnight

How did we ever fall apart

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Pressure

Careful what you're asking of me
Is there another way to achieve what you want from me
All I can see, you take it how you want it to be
Consider what I need

Don't ask for too much, don't say you hear bells
Don't ask for too much, it's too early to tell
We still need to argue, we still need to fight
Let's make sure that this is right, that this is right

I can't stand the pressure, I haven't known you long
Don't try to plan our future, don't drop the 'L' bomb
Step back, take a second, you've got to slow down
Come back to my level, (or) get, get, get out

I'm scared to see what's underneath
Slow the speed until I believe things are what they seem
Don't come to me and tell me it's just you or the scene
Why should I concede

It's time we sit down, let me settle my mind
You're asking too much, you're consuming my time
This “us” thing will work with a different taste
There's no need to sprint, it's a long distance race

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Take Time

I take a second to think, before I fall at your feet
I make my way to your lips, you push me back to my knees
I need a minute to speak, just let me say what I need
I open up to release, I know that I

Hate the way you operate - discriminate and medicate - don't suffocate and violate my mind
Don't duplicate or imitate me, just to try and escalate, I'll devastate and desecrate your tries

Take time, take all that you need to clear your mind
But I'm not like that, I won't wait for you to come to me
That's alright, ‘cause I don't need you
Play those games you like
I know you know it's almost over
It's just a matter of time

Before I walk out the door, you get a sec to explain
You gave me time to release, I'll let you beg me again
Don't try and tell me to stay, I can't live under your mess
You push me too far away, I know that I

Yeah....that's not right.....I'll let you lie .....come on...
Oh can you lie to me, I say (x2)
Can you say those things I like

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The One

I know you've let me down before
It's just never hurt this way
I've seen your face, I've seen the scars behind your eyes
I'm gonna ask you tonight

And if your answer is “no”
A thousand memories walkin’ out that door
You'll leave this place far and behind
A second chance won't cross your mind

I won't ask you why, I won't ask you where
I'll never be the one, I'll never be (x2)

And if you leave me far behind
I'll see your arms and I will wait
I feel the air, I feel your emptiness around me
It just can't be too late

The one (x6)
I can’t stand to dream without you
I can’t stand to live without you

I tell myself you'll never leave me
You will always be my baby
I will never leave you empty
I know all the answers for you
Lean on me I’ll never leave you
You will always be my baby
I will never leave you empty

I just wanna be the one, I just wanna be the one

I'll never be the one, I’ll never be (x2)

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Never Forget Me

I never thought I'd ask you to be someone else
To change your ways, be the one I need
Every time I try, I break you down
Your voice cries out till you can't breathe

And I'm loving the way that you're feeling me now
Please tell me this will never end
‘Cause I just want another place, just another time
Where I can get away, away from all the things that I've become
I wanna say

Just get out, you leave, I can't take you this way
By the time I can move on you'll be back just to say
I'll be the one that you want, I'll be the one that you need
Can you forgive me, never forget me

I take a deep breath, step out on stage
Grab the mic, wipe the sweat from my face
I just want to give you the words you need
My voice cries out till I can't breathe

I wanna fight for you, tell me I'm the one
I can't stand to think we'll ever be apart
I wanna know that I won't take another fall

I can't let you in, your lies have gone too far

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Run Away

Faster, I'm gaining ground, run harder
I'll see the way you break when
I drop and repay you the lesson
Faster, your chest keeps getting tighter
The screams are getting louder
You won't get away with it this time

Run away, don't look back
You can fall, I will catch you
I'll be there, waiting
Run away, don't look back
You can fall, I will catch you
And I'll be there waiting

‘Cause I say…
Faster, I've seen the way you hit her
I've seen the way you use her
I won't let you take her under
Faster, your legs are getting tired
You feel I'm getting closer
You won't get away with it this time

I've seen the way you watch her die
I know that I can't save you
I'll throw you down, don't try to fight
I know that I can break you
I feel the weight, the chamber's out
Watch me pull this trigger
You'll never live, I'll make you pay

I know you're just not worth it

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Silence

The things that you say help me find another way that I can escape
I feel like I can die tonight, I just want to ride tonight
I’m almost alone, I can’t stop to dream until the pieces are gone
I just want to take a life, tell me how can this be right

Calm down, take a breath, let it all come out
Bring it back, fold in half, try to make a sound
I cover up, I dream of another, place where I - where I can breathe

Silence the waves around me, your words are empty, hate surrounds me
Silence the waves around me, stop the voices, I feel I'm drowning

I can't seem to taste, I feel like I am watching my own life fade away
Maybe I'll break through today, I just want to wake today
I'm numb to the touch, I feel like I am fighting for what's never enough
Now I know what I'm made of, I know I just can't give up

I wanna leave, I wanna run, I wanna be more - more than I know
You said I could leave, you said I could be more
You said I could rise, you said I could live,
You said I could be more - more than I know - that I could run
You said I could leave, you said I could rise
You said I could live, you said I could be more - more than I know

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Break Down On Me

I'll say that I can defend this life has worth in the end
If you let go of my wrist and the bottle at your lips
I feel your fist on my face, you take a swing for a taste
You never give it enough, you always waste it away

You're spinning out of control, making memories erase
I'm going out of my mind, don't try and run from this place
I'll sit down at my feet, I know that I can't believe
That you will change for you

That's when your walls come crashing down
I see the pieces hit the ground
And I know you can't erase the pain
‘Cause I've seen the scars this life has made
Don't wait for time to change, don't wait for life to end
Break down on me, break down on me, tonight

Step away, don't give in, stay away from that life
It's not a game you can play, you can see it's a lie
It's taken all of your friends, it’s taken half of your mind
It's never given you hope, it's time to put up a fight

I know you wanna give in, it's an easy escape
But it's far from the way to heal all of this hate
You can't afford to step back, I know there's nothing to lose
Just try and change for you

Your walls, they break down
I can finally see your face
I'm so scared of losing you
You're halfway to my arms
Tonight we'll break free from the pain that's held you tight
You're scared again, you're not alone, you're holding me

Let your walls come down, let your walls come down
Break down on me, break down on me (x2)

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Disguise

I can see the way that they control your mind
Trained you to strive for your own demise
The power they possess contaminates your life
They can write the words that leave you here to die

What have they done to you, what have they made of you
Invaded your mind, filled you with lies
What have they done to you, what have they made of you
Taken your eyes, I can see your disguise

Take a number, shut your mouth and fall in line
You're just a pawn, it's all a part of their design
They give you just enough to ensure you're blind
Those walls are made of blood that you hide behind

Free your eyes, see who you have become, is this face who you wanted to see
Shed this skin, and get rid of those fears, don't let them turn you into me           

What have they done – I can see your disguise

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We'll Ride Away

Sit down, let me say what's on my mind
Hold on, it's time you didn't have to fight
Relax, take a second, let's rewind
Stop there, you don't deserve this life

And I'll take, I'll it take if you let me
And I'll break, I'll break it if you want to leave
I know, I know I need to let it breathe
At night you'll only think about me

Don't you, don't you like that
‘Cause I know, I know you like that
And I'll be, I'll be the one that never lets you down again

I promise you, I'll teach you to forget all the things you knew
If only for a moment, I'll lead the way
Tonight’s the night when we can ride away - we'll ride away
We'll start again, I'll take you to a place if you let me in
Outside, the wind's at our backs, we'll hit the highway
Tonight’s the night when we can ride away

Deep breath, I know this is a lot to take
Slow down, tell me what you wanna say
Don't cry, you can hide it if you medicate
Don't hide, pills are always your escape

We'll start another life, just you and me
We'll find another place where we can be free
Pick up the pieces how will they rearrange
Your scars will start to fade away, we can find a place that's safe

We’ll ride away now, we’ll ride away now, come ride with me tonight

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Inside This World of Mine

Before it’s over full disclosure, from this world of mine
A thousand hours, in this tower, pushing overtime
Pour out our pores like open doors we write these scores of life
I bet they hit your ears and draw you near, like open fire

the music stops, and the voices ring, give it all you've got and recite after me

Inside this world of mine, I feel like I can fly
Watch the way I take off, climb so high
I can break the fall, ‘cause I'm untouchable
No matter what the game is I bet on my world
‘Cause I've fought so hard, I'm on my way
This is all I know, I'll never give up on my world

A silent stream of endless dreams that you play on repeat,
I hope your staring at the ceiling while you’re listening
Start to finish, this is fitness, let the music breath
Exercise, shape your mind, this might be deadly

the music stops, and the voices ring, give it all you've got and recite after me

Inside this world of mine, I feel like I can fly
Watch the way I take off, climb so high
I can break the fall, ‘cause I'm untouchable
No matter what the game is I bet on my world
‘Cause I've fought so hard, I'm on my way
This is all I know, I'll never give up on my world

Sometimes this state is so cold nothing grows, it gets colder, it gets colder
It’s always summer in time, ease my mind, yeah it’s golden, it’s golden
The contrast in life, black in white, keeps us honest, keeps us honest
Nothing matters but moments, so let’s own it, yeah let’s own it

‘Cause I’ve fought so hard

Inside this world of mine, I feel like I can fly
Watch the way I take off, climb so high
I can break the fall, ‘cause I'm untouchable
No matter what the game is I bet on my world
‘Cause I've fought so hard, I'm on my way
This is all I know, I'll never give up on my world

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Paper Chase

face is cold, filled with envy
he's got it all, he's left empty
sold his soul, unsuspecting
he'd lose his world, now he's perfecting
his own song, his sweet medley
every verse, is resurrecting
what he's made, an early grave
he's all alone on this paper chase

All we find is emptiness, we're focused on this paper chase
So we ask, what comes next, can we stop this race, this paper chase

can't stop sweating, it's relentless
his mistakes, can't forget this
leaves him nauseous, he's grown lawless
if he could, he'd take back all this
weighted pockets, tall corner office
his plan, it was flawless
now he bleeds, this disease
it grows on trees, but it’s cost his dreams

All we find is emptiness, we're focused on this paper chase
So we ask, what comes next, can we stop this race, this paper chase

What if we could start again, maybe we could save ourselves
We’ll change the way we dream, we’ll burn this trail

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The One

I know you’ve let me down before
It’s just never hurt this way
I’ve seen your face, I’ve seen the scars behind your eyes
I’m gonna ask you for tonight

I won’t ask you why
I won’t ask you where
You'll always be the one
You'll always be the one
the one

And if you're answer is no
A thousand memories walking out that door
You'll leave this place far and behind
A second chance won't cross your mind

I won’t ask you why
I won’t ask you where
You'll always be the one
You'll always be the one
the one

I will always love you, you will always be my, you'll be my baby

I won’t ask you why
I won’t ask you where
You'll always be the one
You'll always be the one
the one

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Make It

We put these lines in front of these kids
Just to sell, cause that’s the biz
But we're their world, we're what they live
For our words, we make our hits
Sold these shows, we’ve cashed these checks
We've killed this art, we’ve made this mess
Where’s the soul, the love and the tears
That wrote these rhymes that we used to hear

What if I make it, what if I've come too far from home?
What if I fake it, how will I ever even know?
How will I ever even know

I'm over the fame, I'm nobody’s muse
Who will convict me, we made new rules
My conscience is pressing, I'm left guessing
This is nonsense, I need to address it
So here I sit, I try to write again,
Fall off my lips, my words, in unison
I contemplate what they might produce
I risk my pride and truth by what we sing to

What if I make it, what if I've come too far from home?
What if I fake it, how will I ever even know?
How will I ever even know

And when the lights finally fall, and I stand alone barely breathing
What will my chest have to say about all the things that I've done
I hope that I can reflect on my mark on this map through the seasons
And see some good in the tracks that I have left on this world

What if I make it, what if I've come too far from home?
What if I fake it, how will I ever even know?
How will I ever even know

over the fame, over the fame, over the fame, over the fame
over the fame, over the fame, over the fame, over the fame

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I Won't Let You Down

I know that these days will keep getting longer, without you by my side
martyred without a reason, I wonder why I tried
I know you left me a reason, I know you gave me a try
but I can't tolerate why you cry 

I'd burn the world to the ground before I ever let you drown in your waves
I'd flood the world at the sound of your voice saying please don't burn me
I won't let you down, I won’t let you down, I won’t let you down, I won’t let you down

these nights conspire confusion, finding darkness in the light
drowned in my good intentions, I've tried to make things right
you know where things are leading, you know as time goes by
that you can't convince me it's a lie, it hurts so much

I'd burn the world to the ground before I ever let you drown in your waves
I'd flood the world at the sound of your voice saying please don't burn me
I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down, I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down
I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down, I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down
these days will keep getting longer, it hurts so much

I'd burn the world to the ground before I ever let you drown in your waves
I'd flood the world at the sound of your voice saying please don't burn me
I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down, I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down
I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down, I won't let, I won’t let, I won’t you down

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With You

You’re standing cold outside, middle of the night
You can feel it in your chest, it doesn’t feel right
You look to your left, the rain in your eyes
Shadows flash past, guns blast, make up your mind
Another instance, you’ve seem glimpses
So why should I be any different
So say goodbye, try to make me fly
But listen close, cause I’ve made up my mind

Wherever you go, whatever you say, whenever you fall, I'll be with you (x2)

Every back is turned, every bridge is burned
But I’ve got you one word, said I’ve got you one word
Crushed, crushed, then I ask you to trust
But why would you trust, look how you end up
Let down, sold out, no doubt you’re on the look out
How could you risk when it ends up like this
But please give me 5, I’ll show you something
No lies, I’m not bluffing
I’ve got your back no matter where on the map
I won’t let you go and I promise you that

Wherever you go, whatever you say, whenever you fall, I'll be with you (x2)
I'll be with you, I'll be with you, I'll be with you, I will not quit you

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Here We Go Again

We knew this wasn’t right, all along we were wrong
but we ignored the flaws and kept on
searching and serving, determined to earn this
now that we’re here, we proudly deserve this

Break, break, we can’t fix this
We’re down down, we can’t lift this
Oh I know know, we made this, I’ll explain this

Every time we ride and we find the edge
we’ll leave the night outside and we’ll start again
Here we go again

Here we go again

I just wish for once I would trust my gut from the start,
it’d save me days and thousands of scars,
I say we need them, there’s freedom in bleeding freedom,
I realize it gives me a reason

Break, break, we can’t fix this
We’re down down, we can’t lift this
Oh I know know, we made this, I’ll explain this

Every time we ride and we find the edge
we’ll leave the night outside and we’ll start again
Here we go again

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Story of My Life

Page by Page I let this unfold, the story of my life
I wonder will I grow old, with you by my side
I can't write these words fast enough,
this wasn't the life I'm dreaming of

I don't want to run from this place
I don't want to leave you behind, I don't to leave you behind
Tell me this just can't be too late
Tell me and I'll make you my, the story of my life
What happened to forever and ever every after, what happened to together

I know that it hurts you more, when I'm gone
I'd choose your arms over, this road I'm on
I can't escape your face
It's scattered on every turned page

I don't want to run from this place
I don't want to leave you behind, I don't to leave you behind
Tell me this just can't be too late
Tell me and I'll make you my, the story of my life
What happened to forever and ever every after, what happened to together

I can't breath, I can't sleep, I can't dream, without you next to me

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The Fall

I'm about to say, what I've rehearsed a million times
It's what I should have said, they day I saw you start to slide
I hope I'm not too late, but I've finally realized
We can't go on this way, we're on the path for our demise

It's the way we are, it's the way we move tonight
you don't say anything, oh why don’t you even try
And those words you hide, they could bring me back to life
but you don't say anything
here comes the fall

These buildings fall like rain, topple down before our eyes
The ground starts to speak, beneath our feet it separates
It starts to bury us, as the world comes down around
It's hard to take a step, I think I've had enough
Covered up to my knees, won't you speak to me

It's the way we are, it's the way we move tonight
you don't say anything, oh why don’t you even try
And those words you hide, they could bring me back to life
but you don't say anything
here comes the fall

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Call Me Home

But I must face myself, my reflection is hell
it may look pure to you, but no I see right through
all the blood and the tears, I have patterned for years,
that these hands have caused as I reach for the stars
So I sit and I fade with every step that I take,
the sadistic things I say, I can seem to evade,
it's like I'm stuck on replay, yes I'm stuck on replay

I think it's time that I go, I'm ready to leave this world,
won't you call, won't you call me home
Cause I can't do this alone, I'm at the end of my rope,
won't you call, won't you call me home
I need you to call

I'm sick and I'm tired, yes l'm sick of myself
If I had one request, I would scream for your help
But I can't pass this crutch, not to anyone else,
this is mine that I made and it's mine to replace
My intentions mean nothing, I'm bluffing
if they don’t follow with action, I might as well retract them
I'm too focused on me, every mirror, every dream 
and no, this one can't be fixed with sleep
no longer can I wait in this world I create
I wont be a waste I won’t be a loss,
I think it's time I move on, yes it’s time I move on

I think it's time that I go, I'm ready to leave this world,
won't you call, won't you call me home
Cause I can't do this alone, I'm at the end of my rope,
won't you call, won't you call me home
I need you to call

These Memories will serve as reminders, bookmarks in my mind for the times I
start to slow, I’ve got to go, I need to say no when the devil takes my soul
So I tip my hat to those behind I, raise my glass and tow the line I've
got to face, the words I've laid, I'm praying this pace will ignite my faith
Take my watch out of my pocket, dust it off and try to stop it
it won't slow, I've got to go, I need to step up if this time is really borrowed

Maybe I've got something left, something left to give to the world
I pray dear God, help (show) me give to the world
I need a little more time before you call me home

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