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Big City Things

 

You’re spinning around on a broken chair

Laughing with friends, your feet in the air

The legs are about to break and then give in

You haven’t been home in a little while

Spending your time, living up your life

Barely aware the street lights are off outside

Yeah

Your parents, they wonder where you are

"Where is the boy from the photographs?"

“He was destined to make it, destined for bigger things”

Big city things

Then comes a sound from the neighbours yard

Your father has found where you are

He screams your name as you hide away the plate and the card

Big city things

 

Don’t go waving that white flag on me

I’ve been working on myself I’ve been working on me

And you may think I need some saving

But I know that it's up to no one but me

Yeah

 

You’ve messed up again but you just pretend

The state of your life and the state of your friends

Is worth all the mess, yeah, its worth all the mess in the end

 

Somewhere along, there’s a chink in the chain

Shaken and rattled, met with the pain

They’ll be taking you in

Yeah they’ll take, take, take you away

Big City Things, Big City Things

 

Don’t go waving that white flag on me

I’ve been working on myself I’ve been working on me

And you may think that I need some saving

I know that its up to no one but me

 

Don’t go waving that white flag on me

I’ve been working on myself I’ve been working on me

And you may think that I need some saving

I know that its up to no one but me

It Goes

 

When I hear something in my head

If I don’t write it down I’ll explode

I can’t help but feel like I’m missing

Out on the things that you love

 

You know I can’t sit here all alone in this city

While the demons break bread with the thoughts in my head

I need pity

 

And it goes, and it goes, and it goes, and it goes

It goes oh it goes all around in my head

And it goes, and it goes, and it goes, and it goes

It’s spinning around inside of my head

 

So I try to call you one more time

There’s no one there, its an empty line

But I can’t keep away, you know I’ve tried

My hearts in knots, I feel like its tied

 

You know I can’t sit here all alone in this city

While the demons break bread with the thoughts in my head

I need pity

 

And I don’t, and I don’t, and I don’t, and I don’t

I don’t want to know if you’ve found someone else

And I don’t, and I don’t, and I don’t, and I don’t

I don’t think they’d know you like I know yourself

 

You know I can't sit here

All alone in this city

 

And it goes, and it goes, and it goes, and it goes

It goes oh it goes all around in my head

And it goes, and it goes, and it goes, and it goes

It’s spinning around inside of my head

Big City Things

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

I’ll tell you bout my friend

Life of the party, right until the end

 

The night we met he picked me up,

Bear hugs in Pozieres

Lifted me so high

Lifted me so high

 

Yeah

 

Something like a brother

Is just what he became

We’d play guitars and drink at bars

Then stumble home again

 

“Everyday gets easier”

Or say they try to say

But he was too young to die

Too young to die

 

We lost our good friend Benjamin

This heartache never ends

Nothing can prepare you

For the pain that life can bring

 

Wooah, Wooah

Wooah, Wooah

 

Now as we get older

I just can’t help wondering

Maybe he’d be married

And raised a pair of kids

 

And its still too hard to look at photos

Though its years ago

But we see his face in his mother’s face

And his brother is his clone

 

We lost our good friend Benjamin

This heartache never ends

Nothing can prepare you

For the pain that life can bring

 

We lost our good friend Benjamin

This heartache never ends

Nothing can prepare you

For the pain that life can bring

 

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

 

Wooah, Wooah

Wooah, Wooah

 

We lost our good friend Benjamin

This heartache never ends

Nothing can prepare you

For the pain that life can bring

Dreams

 

I sit and talk with old friends about how it used to be

It’s been many years since we were wild and free

We sit and talk for hours about the things we’ve seen

The life we’ve lived the places that we’ve been

 

We seem so scared, we seem so scared, we lost our dreams

When the hope’s not there we’re far from peace

 

Tired and we’re deflated, life is such a beast

You find it hard to tell me what you mean

But I feel I’m in the wars now, can bet without a doubt

I’m barely keeping my head above the ground

 

We seem so scared, we seem so scared, we lost our dreams

When the hope’s not there we’re far from peace

 

Tired and we’re deflated

Life is such a beast

 

We seem so scared, we seem so scared

We seem so scared, we seem so scared

 

When the hope’s not there we’re far from peace

More Than You'd Ever Know

 

Well I’ve got this feeling deep in my bones

We’re right at the end of the hardest road

This longing feeling I’ve been keeping in

The next few years we’ll make the biggest yet

 

The New Year’s bringing more thoughts and plans

Let’s tear down the ceiling and start again

There’s heart ache and worry within your soul

You waste your time caring and so much more

 

Are we damned if we try just one more time?

Fresh off the feeling, a mountain to climb

 

Yeah, doesn’t this place feel like home?

This place it fixed my soul

More than you’d ever know

 

There’s fireworks shooting into the sky

A year’s worth of hurting now left behind

And all we’ve been saying right up til now

Is live in the present and don’t turn around

 

Are we damned if we try just one more time?

Fresh off the feeling, a mountain to climb

 

Yeah, doesn’t this place feel like home?

This place it fixed my soul

More than you’d ever know

Too Easy To Leave

 

Too Easy To Leave

 

When I wrote you, I was so down

I wanted nothing til now (I wanted nothing til now)

You somehow creep inside my head from time to time

I know nothing can come from this

 

I’m sick of my conscience

Damn sick of these screens

I sit staring blankly

Going nowhere it seems

Will you take a chance on me?

Will you take a chance on our dream?

Its just too easy to leave

 

I should’ve gotten the message

When you left me on 'read'

I told myself I’d be better at this

Move on instead

 

But now I’m twisting inside

Breaking my bones and I’m tired

Can’t sit here wondering

Where you are, where you are tonight

 

I’m sick of my conscience

Damn sick of these screens

I sit staring blankly

Going nowhere it seems

Will you take a chance on me?

Will you take a chance on our dream?

Its just too easy to leave

 

I'm wondering where we went wrong

Car trips as we’d sing along

Dreams

 

I sit and talk with old friends about how it used to be

It’s been many years since we were wild and free

We sit and talk for hours about the things we’ve seen

The life we’ve lived the places that we’ve been

 

We seem so scared, we seem so scared, we lost our dreams

When the hope’s not there we’re far from peace

 

Tired and we’re deflated, life is such a beast

You find it hard to tell me what you mean

But I feel I’m in the wars now, can bet without a doubt

I’m barely keeping my head above the ground

 

We seem so scared, we seem so scared, we lost our dreams

When the hope’s not there we’re far from peace

 

Tired and we’re deflated

Life is such a beast

 

We seem so scared, we seem so scared

We seem so scared, we seem so scared

 

When the hope’s not there we’re far from peace

Higher Road

 

I feel I took the long and higher road

Turned your words that hurt into a song

I take the way that I walked out with some pride

I’ve been moving on with the twists and turns of life

 

Woooah (Woooah)

 

I've just got to keep believin'

I'll be fine beyond this feelin'

 

So I kept my head down and stayed on track

And despite the days of restfulness

I was never going back

 

I had to change my ways and my address

I didn't wanna live life, a drunk, alone, tired and depressed

 

Woooah (Woooah)

 

I've just got to keep believin'

I'll be fine beyond this feelin'

 

Woooah (Woooah)

 

I've just got to keep believin'

I'll be fine beyond this feelin'

 

Blame it on me

Blame it on me

Blame it on me

Blame it on me

 

I feel I took the long and higher road

(I feel I took the long and higher road)

Turned your words that hurt into a song

(Turned your words that hurt into a song)

 

I've just got to keep believin'

I'll be fine beyond this feelin'

 

I’ve just got to keep believing

There’s a right and there’s a reason

 

I've just got to keep believin'

I'll be fine beyond this feelin'

 

I've just got to keep believin'

I'll be fine beyond this feelin'

 

Blame it on me

Blame it on me

Blame it on me

Blame it on me

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