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released January 1, 2014

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lewis knudsen Rock Island, Illinois

Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities).

In 2018 Lewis wrote and released a new song each week, while touring regionally in the midwest, and is currently working on plans for a new album in 2020
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Track Name: The Devil's Got a Plan for Me
At first I didn't want to do it
but now I'm addicted to the thrill
At first I didn't want to do it
but now I'm addicted to the thrill
At first I didn't want to do it
but now I'm addicted to the thrill

He found me out int the middle of a desert land
He tried to get me eating straight from his hand
he took me up to the very highest place on earth
he said I should jump to see if it really works

He showed me all the cities in the whole wide world
all the money all the power all the girls
He said all of this I'd like to give to you
praising my name is all you have to do

I need you!
To get ahold of me
I need you!
To get ahold of me
I need you!
To get ahold of me
cause the devil's got a plan for me
cause the devil's got a plan for me

I wasn't prepared for all the advertising
I didn't know it could be so convincing
When it's all wrapped up so perfect for the eye
a man starts to feel he does not need his mind

And Lord have mercy on us who disowned our kin
have mercy on us for all our gossipin'
Lord have mercy on those of us who never been
caught and sent to prison for our sins

I need you!
To get ahold of me
I need you!
To get ahold of me
I need you!
To get ahold of me
cause the devil's got a plan for me
cause the devil's got a plan for me

I got carried up
I got carried up
I got carried away
Track Name: Stronger All the Time
When I first saw your face
I got a shock
oh but then
my skeptical friends said
it will wear off
but to my surprise
far from becoming bored
each time I see your face
I fall in love with you a little more

When I first saw those eyes
I fell in love with them
And I'm ashamed to say I thought
I'd get enough of them
But to my surprise
when I stop by
and you open up the door
I fall in love with you a little more

When I first held your hand
it gave me such a thrill
and people said my racing heart
would quickly become still
But this love
of mine
just like aging of wine
Believe me it gets stronger all the time
Track Name: Press On
Guilty on a million counts
bases loaded I struck ouy
beyond the shadow of a doubt
if it ain't one thing, it's another

I didn't get it done in time
I know it's way past deadline
for me
is there gonna be
a next time?

I got so
much
wrong

so I wrote
this
song

and I think it will
be
called:

"Press On"

I must have made some kind of mistake
this all has to be re-made
and I neglected to hit 'save'
if it's not one thing it's another

I'm sorry but I'm late again
I promise I won't do this again
and yes I know
It's not the 1st time it's happened

I got so
much
wrong

so I wrote
this
song

and I think it will
be
called:

"Press On"

If it's not one thing it's another 6x

I did all that I could do
I promise this is not an excuse
I'm just trying to do my best
for you

I got so
much
wrong

so I wrote
this
song

and I think it will
be
called:

"Press On"
Track Name: I've Got a Crush on You
I'm just sitting here, trying to get stuff done
trying to pay my bills before the end of the month
been lookin at the same
sheet of paper all day
sure enough, thinking about you again

Doin' my taxes but I don't have a clue
Read instructions, but I still don't know what to do
Check 'single' again
got me thinking again
about how I wish I was with you, yeah

I've got a crush on you
Ain't nothing in the world I can do
I'll stand here like a fool
and admit it, cause it's true
yeah I've
got a crush
on you

And when I'm, driving around
running errands, all over town
I lose my place in line
miss my turns all the time
over and over again

I made a trip to the store
But just as soon as I walked through the door
I couldn't recall
what I came for at all
and I'd left my list on the refrigerator door

I've got a crush on you
Ain't nothing in the world I can do
I'll stand here like a fool
and admit it cause it's true
yeah I've
got a crush
on you

I try to read a book all the way through
I get stuck for half of an hour on page two
I decide to give up
cause all of my thoughts
are miles away with you, I said

I've got a crush on you
Ain't nothing in the world I can do
I'll stand here like a fool
and admit it cause it's true
yeah I've
got a crush
on you

it is impossible
simply impossible
to do the things
I want to do
when all I got is you
on my mind

it is impossible
it is impossible
to do the stuff
I gotta do
when all I got is you
on my mind

I've got a crush on you
Ain't nothing in the world I can do
I'll stand here like a fool
and admit what is true
yeah I've
got a crush
on you
Track Name: Where Is My Guiding Star?
I've been in the fields
watching over the flocks all of the night

I haven't heard
any trumpets or seen any heavenly lights

And night after night
I look into the sky
and I wonder

Where is my host of angels
where is my guiding star?
How long do I need to go
after already coming this far
I've been waiting by the tree
being as good as I know how to be
but it's been so long
and I just wanna see
what you got for me

I've been doing the math
and burning the candles all of the night

I've been hitting the books
making sure that the numbers and figures are right

but oh burning star
how I wonder where you are
oh I wonder

Where is my host of angels
where is my guiding star?
How long do I need to go
after already coming this far
I've been waiting by the tree
being as good as I know how to be
but it's been so long
and I just wanna see
what you got for me
Track Name: Hopelessly In Hope
she's out of my league
out of my sport
I can't see her world
with a strong telescope
I asked her out once
she smiled and said nope
but I'm still
hopelessly
in hope

I wish she'd be mean
and treat me like trash
but when I tell stupid jokes
she throws her head back and laughs
she's just a good friend
and that's as far as it gets
making me
hopelessly
in hope

You tell me no
but "possibly" is all I hear
If you give me lemons
I'll make lemonade right here
And if I'm in denial then
I'll stay right here

Well she's long gone now
we both lost touch
now with time and with pills
She don't come to mind much
but that space never empties
that one thing I can't touch
Keepin me
hopelessly
in hope

you tell me no, but "possibly" is all I hear
if you give me lemons
I'll make lemonade right here
And if I'm in denial then I'll stay right here

And speaking of which
There is so much of that
beliefs I believe
despite all the facts
I'm out on a limb here
and there's no crawling back
leaving me
hopelessly in hope

Leaving me
Hopelessly in hope.
Track Name: Not How I Thought
I followed advice
of the words of the wise
and I can't believe
what happened

I earned my degree
got my PhD
but now
I work
in a factory

This is not
How I thought
It would be

[inst]

I heard this sentence
for soooo long:
you get your education
to fall back on

but I did
as I was told
and now
you see
My education
fell back
on me

And I'll be paying
for eternity

inst

I thought I knew
exactly where
I was going to go

I did not
end up where
I thought I would go

They love to tell you
what to do
and where you need to go

But if it
does not work out
Then you're on your own

I followed advice
from the words of the wise
and I can't believe
what happened to me

I earned me degree
my PhD

This is not
How I thought
it would be
Track Name: 2013 version of All My Sins
I had enough
I had my 3 good meals
I had enough
I had a roof over my head
I had enough
oh but then I got jealous
and no matter what I'll never have enough ever again

All my sins
they cause me so much trouble
All my sins
they cause me so much pain
All my sins
they cause me so much trouble
got me wishing that I had to do it over again

I had some cash
that I had long been saving
I had some cash
saved it since I was young
I had some cash
then one day I went gamblin'
and in one night all of my money was gone

All my sins they cost me so much money
All my sins they cost me so much pain
All my sins they cost me so much money
got me wishin' that I had it to do over again

I had a girl
I could have been her lover
I had a girl
I could have been her man
I had a girl
I could have been her lover
but I went gamblin' and now I'm alone on the road again

I had a life
I wish you could have seen it
I had a life
oh and I had a plan
I had a life
before I drowned it in the bottle
oh if you only could have known me then

All my sins
they cause me so much trouble
All my sins
they cause me so much pain
All my sins
they cause me so much trouble
got me wishing that I had to do it over again

All my sins they cost me so much money
All my sins they cost me so much pain
All my sins they cost me so much money
got me wishin' that I had it to do over again

All my sins they cost me so much money
All my sins they cost me so much pain
All my sins they cost me so much money
the economy just might start to recover again
Track Name: A Real Person
He had all the know-how
to work the system well
but he let the system run itself
straight into hell

He had no statistics
no guaranteed success
he trusted all his perfect words
to sinners under stress

He is a real person
and they keep trying to kill him
they always try to kill him
kill him with their guns
if you're a real person,
they will try to kill you with their guns

so Jesus was a plumber
and he put us way down under
and he did not make us solid
but he hollowed us out

So there'd be nothing we would have to do
but take from him and pass it through
but the water it's been added to
and it's harder than it sounds

And Jesus was a roofer
and he lived to make us shelter
he got nails in his feet
from walking up and down our street

got nails in his hands
cause he didn't use their plans
he crossed the line you never cross
he cared to much to cut his loss

He is a real person
and they keep trying to kill him
they always try to kill him
kill him with their guns
if you're a real person,
they will try to kill you with their guns

There was a perfect soul
and he was always crying
a perfect soul
constantly dying
so you wanna be whole?
get ready for some crying
you wanna be whole?
be ready for some dying

so let the field lie fallow
this day is hallowed
the river is shallow
but the rain comes tomorrow
always
x2
Track Name: Lewis Knudsen - Cotton Candy Clouds
cotton candy clouds
gathering the crowds
it's the same water
that's always been there
just a different flavor
with a different savior

Behind on your rent
the check's already spent
leave your things
and spread your wings
as the cotton candy choir sings

Fly away, Fly away
all you gotta do
all you gotta do
is fly away
(repeat)

Tired of going to work
tired of getting hurt
trying to climb out
of the grind
and leave all the others way behind

Are you done with the hassle
climb to the roof of your castle
if you jump I bet you
those angels catch you
in their strong arms and sing:

Fly away, Fly away
all you gotta do
all you gotta do
is fly away
(repeat)

You've got to give so much
no shortcuts
I wouldn't dream of leaving
when things are just starting

I'll stay on the ground
In this place that I found
thorns and thistles
work and whistle
'til the end of the day
'til the end of the day

I'm not gonna fly away
I'm not gonna fly away
all I'm gonna do
is stay and see it through
I'm gonna stay
(x4)
Track Name: Only You
Only you
bear our sorrows
only you
hold tomorrow
only you
give a burden lighter than our own

Only you
hear our whispers
only you
see our blisters
only you
take our pressures and create a precious stone

only you
faithful and true
only you
only you

I need you
when I'm trying to find my way
I need you
when I don't know what to say
I need you
when I don't know where to go
I need you so

I need you
when I'm tearing at the seams
I need you
when I'm tortured by my dreams
I need you
and there is no time I'm okay on my own

I need you
faithful and true
I need you
only you
Track Name: Is There Something You're Not Telling Me
is there something you're not telling me
is there something I should know
are you making a fool of me
on your syndicated show
have you been completely honest with me
or have you done me wrong
of course you know
I'd never know
if you'd been leading me on all along

Can I trust to never to hurt me
like so many others have
can I know for sure when I cry out
you won't just turn your back
it just seems like you've been whispering
to all your starry host
all my deepest secrets
about all my darkest ghosts

And I know this is the way it works
with loved ones that you trust
you give the sharpest knife to them
to guard you or to thrust
is there something you're not telling me
is there something I should know
or am I just a foolish star
in your syndicated show

or am I just a foolish star
in your reality show?
Track Name: The Cost of Living
Bricks without straw
working for Pharaoh
much trabajo
poco dinero
life isn't short, it's long

There's no free lunch
and prices rise
earning less and less
the harder I try
life isn't short, it's long
life isn't short, it's long

If you walk out the door
you'd best be aware
it hurts to try, and it hurts to care
life isn't short, it's long

Find the pot of gold
as soon as you do
it moves far, far away from you
life isn't short, it's long
life isn't short, it's long

And it's all just the cost of living
so let's all just sing this song
Life isn't short it's very very very long

Get as much as you can
then give it away
go into debt
then somehow pay
life is not short, it's long

Pour it all in
none for yourself
most of it's covered in dust on the shelf
life is not short, it's long
life is not short, it's long
life is not short, it's long

Take a deep breath
you're gonna make it
put on a smile
it's okay if you fake it
life isn't short, it's long

Make sure that you laugh
cause you're gonna cry
when you do your best,
finish last, and sigh:
"Life isn't short, it's long,
Life isn't short, it's long."

And it's all just the cost of living
so let's all just sing this song
life is not short it's very very very long

And it's all just the cost of living
so let's all just sing this song
life is not short it's very very very long
life is not short it's very very very long
life is not short it's very
very very
very very
very very
very very
long
Track Name: I Dream Of You
Well I never remember my dreams
always been that way, I don't know why
but when I saw you in that place
between unconscious and awake
it stayed in my mind

I looked around not knowing where I was
how I got there I could not recall
but I saw this beautiful sight
in the middle of my night
and it stayed with me all
day
long

And I know it's 4 A.M. where you are
I'm under the sun, you're under the stars
and I was sitting here wondering if you dream about me
because oooh
I dream of you
I dream of you

It's such a long time to be so far away
and I've been thinking 'bout you every day
no matter how much sleep I lack
I'm gonna see you first thing when I get back
I won't be tired

And I know it's 4 A.M. where you are
I'm under the sun, you're under the stars
and I was sitting here wondering if you dream about me
because oooh
I dream of you
I dream of you
I dream of you
I dream of you
Track Name: Deconstruct
The guests are gone I guess the party's over
There's not too much we want to remember
so your facts and your figures don't really matter
throw out everything and start all over

I know I'm sick but what's the perscription
as doctors fly in from all directions
the words of the only one who's sober sayin'
throw out everything and start all over

But who's gonna be the one to tear it down?
Who gets to be the one to tear it down?

It doesn't take long for the sands to shift, no
it doesn't take long for the tides to turn
and it doesn't take long to completely forget
the lessons I fought so hard to learn

You believe everything you hear
for a minute or two 'til something new appears, yeah
in one ear and out the other
So throw out everything and start all over

Who's gonna be the one to tear it down?
x4

Who gets to be the one to tear it down?
x4
Track Name: This Time Each Year
I want to settle down
I want a place with a nice view
I want to leave this town
this time
each year

I want to build a fire
I want to warm my cold cold hands
I want to watch the sky
this time
each year

This time each year

I'm going to buy that book
hardcover with old yellow pages and
read it by my fire
this time
each year

I want a hand to hold
and I know I can be content
to grow so very old
this time
each year

this time each year
Track Name: Back to the U.S.A.
Well I been away for a long long time
planes and trains to here and there all the time
after all this all moving around night and day
just one last thing I'd like to say

I'll take the one way
the one way
back to the USA

Well the times were good and the skies were clear
I met so many good people well I was here
yeah it's been alright, I sure can't complain
but there's something still missing and it ain't the same

so I gotta take the one way
the one way back
to the USA

In my pockets I got four different kinds of change
I can't read a word in the newspaper it's so strange
been wearing this same t-shirt for seven days
every time I wake up I say where am I today

so I'm gonna take the
one way, one way
back to the, back to the, back to the US
one way, one way
back to the, back to the, back to the US
one way, one way
back to the U, to the U, to the USA
Track Name: A Watched Pot Never Boils
wake up make coffee first thing
turn the stove on
don't see a thing
a watched pot
never boils
never boils

just listen to an old man
with whiskey in his eyes
and cobwebs on his chin

wait for it
God knows
God knows
God knows that a
watched pot
never boils
never boils
never boils

whatever I want
I won't soon get it cause a
a watched pot
never boils
never boils
never boils

when will it be my time
will your world
ever rhyme with mine
wait for it
God knows
God knows
God knows that a
watched pot
never boils
never boils
never boils

the coffee's gonna be worth waiting for
Track Name: Head Over Heels
I know you've got the winning hand
the game is rigged this has all been planned

But don't go reach for your keys just yet
I've still got something I haven't bet

Don't you know I'm head over heels for you

I've been singing for you on stage
there's nothing left for me to hide away

Yeah, yeah I fear you know too much
See right through my disguises and such

I guess you know I'm head over heels for you

I've got something I want to say
Been thinking about it
since before I was awake

I don't want to be friends
I don't want this to end

I'm head over heels for you
I'm head over heels for you
I'm head over heels
for you

I could not sleep the past two nights
and I know this won't come out right

I've had quite a few friends
and we say our goodbyes
with those tears in our eyes

so I don't want to be friends
I could never pretend

When I'm head over heels for you
Head over heels for you
I'm head over heels
for you
Track Name: My Own Stupid Fault
Well it usually comes naturally for me
to make up
some conversation

Keep the subject changing endlessly
to avoid
silent tension

but I looked in those eyes
no words came to mind

Then she walked right
and it was my own stupid fault
She took the quickest route
it was my own stupid fault

Well I never really had a clue
bout what to do
what to do when it comes to this

My best guess is that it's somewhere in between
pretending not to notice
and going in for the kiss

I was looking at her
trying to figure it out

Then she walked right
and it was my own stupid fault
She took the quickest route
it was my own stupid fault

Can't let her get away
no no no

repeat
Track Name: I Want You
Most of the time
you don't treat me right
you never call
you stay out all night
but everything's perfect
in the morning light
and each time I'm sure you'll stay

You play hard to get
the best I've ever seen
you're nice after noon
but by evening you're mean
in front of our friends
you're making a scene
and still this is all I can say:

I want you
More and more

I want you
More and more
Track Name: 33 Short Days
You wrote a letter to the block of wood who will turn into a man
writing him mostly things that he can't yet understand
letting him know the traffic signs are only there to help
and if you ever find a woman you gotta defend her from yourself

that's it, you can't read anymore 
that's it, you can't look anymore 
that's it, you can't take anymore 
and they took you away
33 short days

you wrote to king David on the funeral of pride 
a thousand times it rose again just when he thought it died 
when those poems found him he was a lonesome little boy
and they took him right to his last breath
with only shouts of joy

but that's it, you can't read anymore 
that's it, you can't look anymore 
that's it, you can't take anymore 
and they took you away
33 short days

you wrote a letter to Jesus which is kind of hard to do 
wondering if you're writing stuff when you don't really need to 
he hated useless words just let your no be no
and he paid attention to the smaller things, the bread and wine at home

but that's it, you can't read anymore 
that's it, you can't look anymore 
that's it, you can't take anymore 
and they took you away
33 short days
Track Name: Elvis is Not Dead
Elvis is not dead each day like you and me
he gets out of his bed
and gets some paper and a pen
and spends all day long
trying to find another song
trying to find another song
trying to find another song

Don't believe what they said
cause Elvis is definitely not dead

Tupac never died he just got up and walked away
holding his side
moved away began a family
if you look carefully
you'll see him walking down the street
talking down the street
talking to the beat

but you can believe your eyes
cause I'm telling you he never died

John is hiding still
trying to keep us thinking he got killed
wearing glasses and staying in the shadows with his guitar

writing songs of pain
writing songs of pain
trying to wash the stains

so if you thought he was killed
just to let you know he's hiding still
Track Name: It Isn't Really Rain
I
I remember the sky
I remember how it used to be
I can see it in my mind

Summer days
not a cloud above my head
but now it's criss-crossed and zig-zagged
just like a spider web
just like a spider web

It's raining but it isn't really rain
look into the sky
behind the aeroplanes
from the state of Maine
To Californ-I-A
It's raining but it isn't really rain

You
Don't you think it's kinda strange
that the sky becomes so busy
with no reason for the change

I guess
I guess it's like you said
It's best we start preparing for some
cloudy times ahead
cloudy times ahead

It's raining but it isn't really rain
look into the sky
behind the aeroplanes
from the state of Maine
to Californ-I-A
It's raining but it isn't really rain

instrumental

stormy times ahead
hurricanes ahead

It's raining but it isn't really rain
look into the sky
behind the aeroplanes
from the state of Maine
to Californ-I-A
It's raining but it isn't really rain
Track Name: Another Morning in America
Fake it till you make it
that's what my boss told me
you don't have to like it
just as long as you look happy

cause customers like it when you're happy
y'know they are trying to fake it too
and if they see you fake it
they'll feel like they can keep fakin' it too

Another morning in America
put some coffee in my cup
drop me off and wish me luck

This morning there will be a meeting
concerning our meeting last week
and how there was hardly any input
and everybody looked like they were fallin' asleep

then please turn in your report
anytime before ten o'clock
and if you didn't reach your projected goals
well, we're going to have to have a little talk

Another morning in America
put some coffee in my cup
drop me off and wish me luck

Continuing education
to make sure we're a competitive force
yes you did this for three years without a degree
but that's not the world we live in anymore

And don't forget to buy your textbooks
they're 300 dollars new
and they just released a new edition
so don't even think about trying to pick 'em up used

Another morning in America
put some coffee in my cup
drop me off and wish me luck

We, really
are too busy
to accomplish much of anything

and when we get home
we still won't rest
with this machine we come built in

(inst)

Another morning in America
put some coffee in my cup
drop me off and wish me luck

strike the deal and catch your flight
the customer is always right
punch in early if you can
take your lunch right after him
no interest til the end of time
with some time and a half I'll be just fine
employee handbook read and weep
I just want a good night's sleep

(inst)
Track Name: Dance
I came here only for the music
and for music I will stay
I don't have any moves I know
I know but I'll move anyway
Oh oh oh
hey hey hey

And as I notice the attire I can
see I'm under dressed
And if this does not impress you
I could really not care less
Oh oh oh
hey hey hey

so dance
in your pajamas
dance
beneath the canvas
dance
like water in a frying pan
dance dance
dance just cause you can

Our universe is a string section
spun into a melody
partly cacophony
but with acute pop sensibilities
and we're on movement three
of the symphony
1, 2, 3, go

We turn the TV on and off and on and off
oh what's the point
this time is out of joint
and I know we were born to set it right
Here is some news
I know you can use
yeah, you've got some shoes
so you can dance
in your pajamas
dance
beneath the canvas
dance
like water in a frying pan
dance dance dance
just cause you can

Music can bring us together said
music will bring us together said
music's gonna bring us together
second cousins and all the stepmothers say

Music can bring us together said
music will bring us together said
music's gonna bring us together
from the bossy big sisters to the
sneaky little brothers

Music can bring us together said
music will bring us together said
music's gonna bring us together
the great great uncles and all of the others
Track Name: The Story of St. Patrick
When Patrick first came to Ireland
'twas not of his own accord
captured by pirate slave traders
as a shepherd he was sold
for a single piece of gold

While tending sheep in lonesome fields
to his mind one day occurred
all the words of the Holy Book
that ever he had heard
to his mind came every word

For six long years in ice and snow
he woke 'ere the break of day
and without fatigue or weariness
he to the Lord would pray
for six years he did pray

Oh then one day he heard a voice
saying, "Soon you'll leave this land"
So he set out for the coast and found a boat
and sailed away from Ireland
he escaped from Ireland

Back in his hometown with his kin
One night he had a dream
a man with letters in his fists
from that land of slavery
saying, "Come back to us please"

And so Paddy, he did sail
a man who'd been set free
and spent all his remaining days
setting his own captors free
from their chains of slavery

He chose weakness and poverty
over money and delight
for he said our Savior too
did choose for himself such a life
yes, he chose such a life

The color of his legacy
is of blue eternal sky
and the cup that he desired to drink
was of the martyr's lonely cry
and on March 17 he died.
Track Name: Everything Is Falling Apart
Do not untie your shoes
do not read all the news
do not replace the fuse
cause things
are falling
apart

Do not take off your coat
don't keep the fire stoked
do not touch that remote
cause everything is falling
apart

Don't make a trip to town
do not adjust the sound
do not lay your head down
everything is falling apart

Do not make any plans
do not wash both your hands
it's trembling as it stands
and things
are falling
apart
Track Name: Go Back
We went to the park
the one with the monkey bars and the merry-go-round
and the swings

The sun started to set
so it was time for dinner and we had to go home
but I'd think

I wanna go back go back go back (x3)
I wanna go back

I went to school
Where I made all these friends, those were good times

We went to class
Where we learned how to prove things with no doubt
but they left one thing out

You gotta go back go back go back (x3)
You gotta go back

All I wanna know
is where can I go
to find something that can't be shown

Believe me
I'd rather be dead
than keep being spoon-fed
like I said

I wanna go crash go back go back
I wanna go hungry back go back
I wanna go love go back go back
I wanna go back

and starve
I wanna go run go back go back
I wanna go heal go back go back
I wanna go back

and rest
I wanna go play
I wanna go sleep
Track Name: All Those Memories (모두 그 추억)
너를 만나던 그 정류장 The bus stop where I would meet you
너와 함께 걷던 그 거리 The street I would walk with you
너와 함께 앉았던 그 카페 The cafe I would go to with you

우리가 좋아하던 그 맛집 The restaurant we liked
우리가 여행한 그 섬 The island we traveled to
우리가 우리였던 그 곳 The place where we were

너없이 쓸쓸한 그 The place that's empty without you
너만 생각나는 그 The place that reminds me of you
우리가 우리였던 The place where we were
그곳 That place

누군가를 그리워한다는거 Missing someone
혼자가 아니어도 Even when I'm not alone
그 거리, 그 카페, 그 섬 That street, that cafe, that island
모두 슬픈 곳 All these sad places

너없이 쓸쓸한 그 The place that's empty without you
너만 생각나는 그 The place that reminds me of you
우리가 우리였던 The place where we were
그곳 That place

우리를 그리워한다는거 Missing when it was us
우리가 아니여서 Cause it's not 'us' anymore
그 거리, 그 카페, 그 섬 That street, that cafe, that island
모두 그 추억 All those memories
Track Name: I Had a Thought of You
No one knows I thought it
it's course cannot be tracked
it won't be found in all history
no matter how it's ransacked
it never was put out there
for anyone to view
but I know I thought it and I smiled
I had a thought of you


No one knows I thought it
it's course cannot be tracked
it won't be found in all history
no matter how it's ransacked
it never was put out there
for any old someone to view
I never told a living soul
but I had a thought of you
Track Name: Home is Where?
So where exactly is home for you
for me it's been this pair of shoes
and this house is always a place to start
but I wouldn't say that it contains my heart

It's really just a place to sleep
with clothes to wear and food to eat
and a chair to sit and stare at the wall
but it's no place to hang my hat at all

The horizon holds my heart
and I'm chasing it apart
the sign says I've got quite a long way to go
but I don't think I
don't think I
don't think I'll ever find my home

So keep the schemes and keep the scams
I've got my own investment plans
to keep up the chase and work my fingers to the bone
I'm off the map and it's my home

The horizon holds my heart
and I'm chasing it apart
the signs say 25,000 miles to go
but I don't think I
don't think I
don't think I'll ever find my home
Track Name: Building a Wall
Shovel in my right hand and a knife in my left
wearing school colors on a bulletproof vest
go to work the first day, off to war on the next
building a wall

Working in the morning taking classes at night
getting into arguments and breaking up fights
boarding up the windows just to flip on the lights
building a wall

See the movies hear the music read all the books
let the lures pass and then just bite on the hook
don't let it be said you didn't do what it took
building a wall

There's a storm on the horizon
It's gonna shake the land
and take all the sand

It's gonna be here sooner than planned

so where do we stand?

Where do we stand?
Track Name: A Child of My Time
Didn't I join in all the crimes?
Didn't I lipsync to all the rhymes?
Didn't I follow in line, most the time,
Was I a child of my time?

Listened to all those sad songs
Most the time I didn't know what was going on
Sometimes it's nice
to just follow along
When you're a child of your time
When you're a child of your time

Nobody told me what to wear
I thought that I just didn't care
Then to my dismay
I saw the same look everywhere
cause I'm a child of my time

First I tried to run away
Tried to be too weird to imitate
and it kinda drove me crazy
but I learned that it's okay
to be a child of your time
I'm a child of my time
Track Name: Daylight
Winter's almost over
it won't be getting any colder
I'm not looking over my shoulder
just straight ahead

There's only one place with those colors
and they always make me wonder
what it is exactly that I'm under

I'm waiting for
Daylight

I'm sorry if I look like a train wreck
but I'm still too young to give up just yet
feel I'm sinking deeper into my bed
and it asks for more

But there is something I believe in
enough to interrupt my dreamin'
and forsake all these schedules I've been schemin'

I'm waiting for
Daylight
Track Name: Gullible is Written on the Ceiling
"Gullible" is written on the ceiling
"Gullible" is written on the wall
I keep telling you it's written on the ceiling and the wall
but you won't look
no you won't look anywhere at all

"Gullible" in the floor of the cellar
"Gullible" in the clouds in the sky
it's written absolutely
everywhere you go

But if you ever want to trust
if you want to believe
It's written all around you
as clear as it can be
as clear as it can be

"Gullible" is written on our friendship
"Gullible" is written on our faith
and I know you don't want to hear this at all
but it's also actually written
right on your face

So if you ever want to trust
if you want to believe
it's written all around you
Waiting for you to see
waiting for you to see
Track Name: It's Moving Me
I put my old self in a song
I trapped him in there his whole life long
half-baked thoughts and words so rough
I wrote him in and cut him off
showed him for what he really was

All that wasted work and time
all the eye catching design
now I know no one hears but me
but I can't forget who I used to be

Everything I hear and see
its movin me
I remember everything
it's movin me

mistaken riddles mistaken rhymes
It took me ten years it took you no time
I tried to speak without a word to say
Had nothing but I opened my mouth anyway

words in reverence and words in jest
words to make sure no one is impressed
throw out the words and call it a joke
I'll be livin the dream and going broke

Everything I hear and see
its movin me
I remember everything
it's movin me

Everything I hear and see
its movin me
I remember everything
it's movin me
Track Name: Ruins
What is left?
We had some pictures and some sounds
but we burned them to the ground
oooh

We had love
but there was a shadow of a doubt
so we called it fake and threw it out - now

all we have
is wrapping paper and shiny ribbons
but not a single thing to wrap with them

and I've learned
no matter how you wrap it up
an empty heart won't get filled up

I know I'm gonna lose my mind
but before I do
I want to tell you something that I never got around to telling you

what is left?
They tell me I am free
just catch a plane and leave
but disappointingly
from point a to point b
it's always
the same
old
me

I know I'm gonna lose my eyes
but before I do
I want to take a minute and for once just really take a look at you

I know I'm gonna lose my hands
but before I do
I want to reach for something that I never would have thought I could get to

I know I'm gonna lose my mind
but before I do
I want to finally tell you that I
oooonly ever loved
you
Track Name: Laws
There is something that I must unlearn
Something precious that I'll have to burn

ooh

All my classes, they just dull my mind
they try to make me bow before each dead thing they find

oooh

you laughed and said that anything's allowed
If that's the case then why is it you're so fearful now

oooh

Now I can see that I will have to fight
To lose lose lose lose all my hard earned rights, all my rights

oooh

How do you go back?
Back
back


Put your laws upon me
upon me
upon me
put them on my body
my arms are all around you

Put your laws on me
my arms are around
put your laws on my body
my arms are all around you

repeat

oooh

There is a river and it flows
to someplace that nobody knows
if you go in and dive below
well they say you'll be set free from everything you know
Track Name: Seven Daggers
On the sidewalk that I walk down every day
there are potholes that go down to the grave
no one knows why or how they came
but no one who fell in was ever saved


And on the ceiling just above my bed
there are seven daggers hanging from a thread
mostly pointed at my heart and at my head
and I'm never sure if I'll wake up again

so I keep my eyes ahead
and before I go to bed
I pray like it's gonna be the last
prayer I ever said

There's a judge who sits and listens all day long
catching singers who do not believe their songs
if you finish and he gives you that thumbs down
you know you won't be around too long

so I practice and I play
and I hope I don't get hanged
and I sing like it's gonna be the last
song I ever sang

yeah I practice and I play
and I hope I don't get hanged
and I sing like it's gonna be the last
song I ever sang

I sing like it's gonna be the last
song I ever sang

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