When I Met You - 2014

Drink me up like lilac wine

Run your fingers down my spine

Brush my skin like a canvas to

Show me colors that I never knew

 

Glory, glory, halleju

My world spun around when I met you

Glory, glory, halleju

My world spun around when I met you

 

Seasons come and go like pain

Kiss my skin like a summer rain

Light me up like a sunlight sky

Invade my dreams on the moonlight nights

 

Glory, glory, halleju

My world spun around when I met you

Glory, glory, halleju

My world spun around when I met you

Calling - 2014

Sat behind the wheel with no place to go but I drove off anyways

Can't stop thinking about you

Still learning how to say the right thing at the right time

No one should have to sleep alone through a cold night

 

When you are ready you know how to find me

Follow the sound of my voice I'm calling

It's okay to doubt this, just take one more step

And follow the sound of my voice I'm calling

 

It's easy to tell that pennies in wells

don't make wishes come true

Still out there searching, direction uncertain

But I'll leave a map on the bedside table

Feeling more human although it is painful

 

When you are ready you know how to find me

Follow the sound of my voice I'm calling

It's okay to doubt this, just take one more step

And follow the sound of my voice I'm calling

I Dare You - 2014

Word came through, made it all crystal clear to me

Opened the door, now I'm going where I should be

It took losing you to find my inspiration,

Put my hand on my heart here's my declaration

 

There's no turning back, cut the anchor

I'm finding my way, force of nature

I'm giving my all try to stop me

I dare you

 

Set the sails, it's not the time for settling down

Looking for an adventure outside of this town

I knew I'd get lost but now it's my story

I'm lighting the fire that will burn on with glory

 

There's no turning back, cut the anchor

I'm finding my way, force of nature

I'm giving my all try to stop me

I dare you

 

When the right time comes you know it, you know it

Gotta trust your gut, just go with the current

When the waters rush embrace the excitement

It's a high-risk game but I'm going all in

 

There's no turning back, cut the anchor

I'm finding my way, force of nature

I'm giving my all try to stop me

I dare you

Sin With You - 2014

Impulsive craving, hard to deny

Brown eyes captivating, I’m swimming inside

Recklessly loving, hot like the sun

We’ve no understanding, I feel like we’re one

 

If I’m gonna sin I want to sin with you

 

It’s dangerous to wonder how we got here

Just get into the back seat and I’ll take the wheel

No need to rush babe, just feel it out

I can’t your mind no, you gotta say it aloud

 

If I’m gonna sin I want to sin with you

Corey In California – 2013

When Corey left for California he left an image in my head

Driving in his car on Sunday with a purple scarf around my neck

He had a dream, and I had a dream about him

Saving honeybees and climbing a mountain

 

Corey stayed in California sweating in the summer sun

Living out of his white Volvo on a road trip no where near done

He had a dream, and I had a dream about him

Saving honeybees and climbing a mountain

 

The last time that I saw Corey Christmas come around again

People gathered round the table sharing conversation till no end

He had a dream, and I had a dream about him

Saving honeybees and climbing a mountain

 

When Corey left for California he left an image in my head

Driving in his car on Sunday with a purple scarf around my neck

He had a dream, and I had a dream about him

Saving honeybees and climbing a mountain

It’s Worth It - 2012

We haven’t got a damn clue what we’re doing

I didn’t think about what I was pursuing

My blood just gets colder every day we’re apart

I could feel passion from the very start

Oils on canvas we mix perfectly

Sit down, relax, and tell me what you think

Don’t be brash, just keep trying and maybe someday

Our paths can collide and that’s where we’ll stay

 

Something tells me that the battle’s worth the bruise

Cause at this point we’ve got everything to lose

Open your head let me in

This secret is ours till the end

I’ll hand you my heart, pure as gold

And hope that you’re mine when we’re old

 

What’s not down in ink won’t last forever

Laughing with you makes my world a bit better

This is confusing tell me what it means

I don’t want to see you only in my dreams

Hop in the car and we’ll drive somewhere else

It can get lonely on the road by yourself

I trust you. Do you trust me?

That’s all we need

The air in our lungs and curiosity

 

Something tells me that the battle’s worth the bruise

Cause at this point we’ve got everything to lose

Open your head let me in

This secret is ours till the end

I’ll hand you my heart, pure as gold

And hope that you’re mine when we’re old

 

I don’t see myself with anybody else

Free of self-doubt and constant freaking out

If I’m completely honest I’d rather be alone

I’d give up everything if I can’t call you my own

 

Something tells me that the battle’s worth the bruise

Cause at this point we’ve got everything to lose

Open your head let me in

This secret is ours till the end

I’ll hand you my heart, pure as gold

And hope that you’re mine when we’re old

 

Wake Up - 2009 

Taking my time never seems to work out

I hope thinking things over will help

 

Feels like second guessing never seems to work out

Cause almost every time I’ve got it figured out

Something goes wrong, terrible wrong

And then I start to realize

 

Wake up I know you’re dreaming but I’ve got something to tell you

That tomorrow’s gonna be a better day

But I’m not quite sure how to say this

Maybe I’ll save it for a better day

 

Running around in circles always seems like such a waste of time

Maybe it’s what I really needed to figure out what’s going on in my mind

 

Feels like second guessing never seems to work out

Cause almost every time I’ve got it figured out

Something goes wrong, terrible wrong

And then I start to realize

 

Wake up I know you’re dreaming but I’ve got something to tell you

That tomorrow’s gonna be a better day

But I’m not quite sure how to say this

Maybe I’ll save it for a better day

 

Here I am once again blaming myself

There you are putting everyone on a shelf

I’m sorry that I broke my promise but you broke yours too

And I’m telling you that I love you

 

Wake up I know you’re dreaming but I’ve got something to tell you

That tomorrow’s gonna be a better day

But I’m not quite sure how to say this

Maybe I’ll save it for a better day

All Of This World - 2012

Now it seems like you've been through hell and back 
It's pretty gutsy straying off the path 
That the people before you laid out 
No second guessing, don't turn around 
Though the branches may be cracking beneath your feet 
You said "honey, after this passes life will be sweet." 
Let the winds take your troubles away 
Time never lasts when you want it to stay 

All of this world is nothing without you 

I'll be a playwright and you'll be the lead 
Act like you're happy and eventually 
It'll start making sense that love's all around 
It just takes courage to figure it out 
You can try to step in someone else's shoes 
Give a stranger a flower and don't read the news 
Look up at the sky and not at your feet 
Send home a postcard and you'll make their week 

All of this world is nothing without you 

And when you start feeling restless and just want to run 
Close your eyes for a second and imagine a world when you're gone 

All of this world is nothing without you

 

Lighthouse – 2010

I’m aggressive, I’m defensive, I’m wired and I’m bare

I wasn’t born with the power to fight this it’s not fair

I want to be the girl that is right when she is wrong

To speak up say what she is thinking and to be strong

 

You left in such a hurry this seems too unreal

This must be some kind of dream or maybe a fairytale

 

How was I supposed to know that this wasn’t normal

It’s all I’ve ever seen now look at how you left me

I’m broken and I’m hollowed, I’m torn apart inside

This wasn’t what you told me I can’t make up my mind

The lights are flickering out will you please lead me home

Please be my lighthouse

 

Sometimes I’m selfish and I’m stubborn, I’m quiet and I’m scared

I’m shaken up, left crying; I’ve felt nobody there

To hold my hand I’ve wanted that feeling all this time

The love of a mother and father who is mine

 

The worst part about this is you don’t understand

This story I tell, I feel it's not right at the end

 

How was I supposed to know that this wasn’t normal

It’s all I’ve ever seen now look at how you left me

I’m broken and I’m hollowed, I’m torn apart inside

This wasn’t what you told me I can’t make up my mind

The lights are flickering out will you please lead me home

Please be my lighthouse

 

It’s never dark when you’re around

I promised myself I would never tell you how

I feel when I’m with you it’s the happiest I’ve been

Since I came to the truth

 

How was I supposed to know that this wasn’t normal

It’s all I’ve ever seen now look at how you left me

I’m broken and I’m hollowed, I’m torn apart inside

This wasn’t what you told me I can’t make up my mind

The lights are flickering out will you please lead me home

Please be my lighthouse

Afriad - 2014

Thought I saw you on the sidewalk, past me in the rain

One hand in your pocket, lonesome souls going through change

Constant winds of wonder blowing through your mind

Screaming silence give me comfort when the storm rages inside

But keep the window open I’m used to being cold

Thinking about driving into the other side of the road

 

Have you ever been afraid, I have babe

Have you ever been afraid, I have babe

 

You’re the needle and the thread, sewn into my skin

Feel you, but can’t see you, all your colors blending in

Hiding deep within the forest, try to escape when I can

When it’s really pouring, stand outside and let it cleanse

But keep the window open incase the door is locked

I need some kind of shelter from the lightning till it stops

 

Have you ever been afraid, I have babe

Have you ever been afraid, I have babe

Don't You Think - 2014

It took a long time for me to sort it out

Until I hopped on the train and headed south

So many months that I had blamed myself

For what your couldn’t fess up to

 

I looked at you and you looked through me

Felt like a stranger in a place that we’d eat and sleep

Watched each other grow and chase our dreams

But now it’s clear and certain

 

Oh I already knew

What wasn’t true

Well now it’s all said and done

Oh see the jokes on you

I’ve better things to do

Oh darling don’t you think it’s cruel

 

I’m glad he chose you over me

Because it took all of this time for me to see

That you were always in constant need

Of attention and satisfaction

 

Jealousy is not the way to go

And once you it’s a lonely awful road

I know that keeping secrets can make you cold

But now your soul is on full display

 

Oh I already knew

What wasn’t true

Well now it’s all said and done

Oh see the jokes on you

I’ve better things to do

Oh darling don’t you think it’s cruel

 

All this time I tried to patch things up

But you didn’t think that thirteen years was enough

To try to find some common ground

Instead you never wanted me when I was around

Girl you gotta learn to let things go

It’s gonna eat you alive, you’ll never sleep oh no

Go on thinking that you’re right all the time

Well karma’s a bitch when you treat her unkind 

 

Oh I already knew

What wasn’t true

Well now it’s all said and done

Oh see the jokes on you

I’ve better things to do

Oh darling don’t you think it’s cruel

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