01 | Peace of Mind

 

I'm packing up my life again

I cannot take you with me this time

I need to drive until I don't recognize anything anymore

Settle down when I can feel again

 

I wanna get my peace of mind

But I keep on wanting more

I wonder if I'll ever find out

What it is I'm looking for

 

I thought the city would have so much

That some of it was bound to fill me up

It only poured in ghosts of possibilities

Haunting everything that belonged to me

 

I wanna get my peace of mind

But I keep on wanting more

I wonder if I'll ever find out

What it is I'm looking for

 

02 | Shine on These Hearts

 

My lover is a mile away

I wouldn't have it any other way

Too close and she might just see too well

 

My moment will never come

I'll outwit the rising sun

So determined to coolly curse myself

 

So build me a home in your quiet arms

Steady as stone for a love in alarm

It's hard, this honesty in the dark

Come stars, shine on these hearts

 

We're two sides of a city street

Do you send all your thoughts to me?

Cause you laugh but you never heard me shout

 

No fire will ever burn

While we withhold incendiary words

So silent, it's alright to risk being wrong

 

So build me a home in your quiet arms

Steady as stone for a love in alarm

It's hard, this honesty in the dark

Come stars, shine on these hearts

 

And we fall again into war we won't acknowledge

Stop playing these parts

We're liars only to our hearts

 

So build me a home in your quiet arms

Steady as stone for a love in alarm

It's hard, this honesty in the dark

Come stars, shine on these hearts

 

03 | Refuse

 

The hurt that I’m choking

It all is coming up

The acidic admission

Most of love is luck

I hope I’m awake

I’m checking my eyes

Are they lying to me now?

 

The roads that I’m walking

So blurry are the signs

They’re grinning, not talking

They twist up in the night

People say, "you’ll go far"

But where’s there to go

Does fucking anybody know?

 

I refuse to reconcile

Deep down in the pit of me

Where the choir sings

It’s rising up like an offering

 

I refuse to reconcile

What’s so disparate

A love that’s tame

And a soul that’s raging

It takes a gravity

Tying distant bodies

Its theatric fade

Forgives our wandering

 

If love is an ocean

Someone teach me how to swim

I'm treading compulsions

I'm threads from giving in

So I summon my strength

Forging fire in my irises

Will you burn for me again?

 

I refuse to reconcile

What’s so disparate

A love that’s tame

And a soul that’s raging

It takes a gravity

Tying distant bodies

Its theatric fade

Forgives our wandering

 

All ash keeps burning on

Knowing love’s not a lost song

All eyes keep looking on

I know enough to know that nothing

Ever ends for long

 

I refuse to reconcile

What’s so disparate

A love that’s tame

And a soul that’s raging

It takes a gravity

Tying distant bodies

Its theatric fade

Forgives our wandering

Forgive our wandering

Forgive my wandering

 

04 | Borders

 

Madly wanting rivers too wide

We’re two streets never touching the sky

And everything I mean is coming out as a lie

I realize

Walls dividing up the night

 

Sing slow, put your voice in my lungs

Unwind me till I’m stripped and unstrung

The love we never gave haunts me in all my hunts

Once you left

You know I felt the theft

 

Sure I knew all of borders of your skin, I never reached you

You could hide what put the fire in your form, I always missed you

I wanted to lift you up

 

Dreaming visions of your control

Taking love was taking its toll

All the shame you stored up in the vault in your soul

Drains us all

You never plan to fall

If it's not gonna bend

Let go and start again

 

Sure I knew all of borders of your skin, I never reached you

You could hide what put the fire in your form, I always missed you

I wanted to lift you up

 

05 | Withdrawn

 

Your omission says everything

I’m filling in the blanks

You left for me

Oh so carefully

Your eyelids are telling all

They cover up

Still it’s hardly enough

My verses composed from the lying and the lacking

 

Withdrawn from

I’m filling up

The silence I inherit

It’s multiplying every moment

Taking harm

To blood we spent

Just one cannot defend it

Am I even justified in it?

Or are you just withdrawing?

 

Your movements leaning toward so far away

By my eyes you’re ashamed

Of all your windows aglow

With lights you’ll never let me know

Cannot conceal that I’m pleading you

Thirst for the words I used to hear from you

Who are you protecting now

Can you tell me anything you know is true?

One blessed breath in a vacuum

 

Withdrawn from

I’m filling up

The silence I inherit

It’s multiplying every moment

Taking harm

To blood we spent

Just one cannot defend it

I’ve got everything invested

Are you just withdrawing?

 

Can we make amends

Can we just pretend

To erase the roots

Paradise won’t wait for you

Would we face the flood

If we’d time enough

Were we forewarned

Would we even have spoken of the storm

 

06 | Restore

 

What you're asking for

Nothing can restore

No one can recover

All along we're losing the power to start again

Give our hearts to the wind

 

07 | Roam

 

Take me upstairs, then we'll both go home

Fighting feebly for our right to roam

 

You can tell me I'm terrible

You can tell me I'm good

Can't you tell that I'm wandering

Just tell me I'll never be alone

 

You remind me of a love I felt

Your hands recalling the hope I buried well

 

Do we have enough in us

To amount something new

Tell me where did my faith go

Should I invest it in you?

 

I'm glued back together

From my wounds and my breaks

With the love of each lover

How many more will it take to not feel alone?

 

08 | Unclothe Your Mind

 

Unclothe your mind

Remove the layers, loose the ties

Bring it up, bring it to the light

 

Unchain your heart

Darling love is not an art

Unperfected, unrehearsed in the furthest parts

 

There's a fire inside

And your words are a loaded gun

And the beauty abides

But your senses are overcome

And you try to be free

But you've gone and captured me

 

If you're defense is your strength, then what is underneath?

 

Dethrone your love

It is dignified enough

Without the laws you're holding up

And the robe that's clung around you

And your sterile crown

Lower them down, down

It's as if your lifting off the ground

 

09 | I Make Mistakes

 

I make mistakes to grow wiser

Not gonna harbor my hunger

But I've falling deeper and deeper

As all my roads are getting steeper

 

I make mistakes, but I'm not turning away

I make mistakes

I'd rather be wrong than be afraid

I'd rather have failed than be fake

I make mistakes

 

I trip it up cause I'm clumsy

I say to much when I'm tipsy

Keep holding on cause I believe

No force of logic can stop me

 

I make mistakes, but I'm not running away

I make mistakes

I'd rather be wrong than be afraid

I'd rather have failed than be fake

 

The way to perfection is not through perfection

Whose compass have you but to sell us your direction

And I can't help but question the wisdom of the ages

The values of my parents

What's put down in pages

And I won't be imprisoned by your expectations anymore

 

I make mistakes

I make mistakes

I make mistakes

I make mistaks

 

I make mistakes to grow wiser

Tell all my sons and my daughters

That I faced the critics and the liars

And only followed the fire

 

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