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Tiny Boats Lyrics

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The Knot In Your Stomach

Don't write us off 
Don’t force our words 
We’ll work together 
We will be heard 
We’ll shout it from rooftops 
Hold hands in the street 
We’ll bring it together 
We’ll make it complete 

Let the knot in your stomach subside 
Some people live all of their lives 
And never choose a side 
Come the night we’ll drift to sleep 
We buried our weapons today 
We will only know peace 

Far from the violence 
Far from the hate 
A new revolution 
A new type of state 
We’ll shout it from rooftops 
Hold hands in the street 
We’ll bring it together 
We’ll make it complete

Let the knot in your stomach subside 
Some people live all of their lives 
And never choose a side
Come the night we’ll drift to sleep 
We buried our weapons today 
We will only know peace 

I took the first step 
Dropped my fists, bowed my head 
And I hated myself 
For the blood that I shed 
In my rage I was weak, but now I am strong 
Moving on and on ‘til the feeling’s gone

Let the knot in your stomach subside 
Some people live all of their lives 
And never choose a side
Come the night we’ll drift to sleep 
We buried our weapons today 
We will only know peace 

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Thicker Than Blood

Never had the confidence in myself or the courage to face a crowd 
That didn’t stop you from inviting everyone you knew to our house 
We built an eight by twelve stage in the front room by the door 
Spent five weeks with Dusty in the basement learning chords 

Don’t let me down, Don’t let me down 
I was feeling lost, but you helped me turn it around 
You are my friend, ‘til the bitter end 
And when things go south I know you’ll be there again 

We played our Misfits covers and we played all kinds of shows 
From Scooters out in Hyrum to the houses on frat row 
I bought myself a half-stack, you bought an eight by ten 
My adolescent eardrums would never be the same again 

Don’t let me down, Don’t let me down 
I was feeling lost, but you helped me turn it around 
You are my friend, ‘til the bitter end 
And when things go south I know you’ll be there again 

They say blood is thicker than water 
I say we are thicker than blood 
Blood is thicker than water 
I say we are thicker than blood

I found myself stuck in a fast food job to get the scratch to pay the rent 
You helped me sort through my options, what they were and what it meant 
Upstairs for frozen pizza then we’re headed to the show 
And if I forget the lyrics I’ll just check with the front row

Don’t let me down, Don’t let me down 
I was feeling lost, but you helped me turn it around 
You are my friend, ‘til the bitter end 
And when things go south I know you’ll be there again 

They say blood is thicker than water 
I say we are thicker than blood 
Blood is thicker than water 
I say we are thicker than blood

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Shake (We've Got Ourselves a Situation)

It’s been there 
Hanging like a blade suspended in the sky
And we’re here, waiting 
They say a lot of us are going to die 
This is it, it’s the big one 
On the doorstep for a hundred years 
And we’re forced to face our deepest fears 

We go

It will crack the foundations 
And it will spare the lucky ones 
As the Wasatch front defines the great divide 
How’d we ever end up here 
With the valley bathed in fear 
As I stare across the great abyss 
You’re on the other side 

It’s been there, hanging 
A cloud of gray over our pleasant lives 
And we’re here, waiting 
Waiting for someone else to tell us why 
We should turn over tables 
And cleanse this temple deep inside our minds 
But there’s always one more steak to fry 

We go

It will crack the foundations 
And it will spare the lucky ones 
As the Wasatch front defines the great divide 
How’d we ever end up here 
With the valley bathed in fear 
As I stare across the great abyss 
You’re on the other side 

New schools 
New codes 
New boundaries 
We’ve got it made 

Shake shake shake shake the foundation 
We’ve got ourselves a situation 
Shake shake shake shake the foundation 
We’ve got ourselves a situation 

In life the seasons almost always change 
This change is gonna to do me good 
And every single little brush with death 
Will paint a picture of what we could, what we would

New schools 
New codes 
New boundaries 
We’ve got it made 
Got it made

Shake shake shake shake the foundation 
We’ve got ourselves a situation 
Shake shake shake shake the foundation 
We’ve got ourselves a situation
Shake shake shake shake the foundation 
We’ve got ourselves a situation

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My Old Enemy

This is war and the only way to win it is to break it down
Let down our defenses and to talk it out
To realize there is nothing here to fight about 

Give me a stage and give me a mic 
I'll give you spirit and I'll give you fight 
In a sweaty basement 200 kids come to life

Feel it in your bones, in the salty air
We could change the world. Do you really care 
I'll start with me - you start with you, we're halfway there 
I'll start with me - you start with you, we're halfway there 

Apathy, my old enemy
You turned the cynics into weeds 
You spread like a disease
The modern plague 

I’ll face the world one day at a time 
Embrace the challenge, gonna make it mine 
I'll step it up, I'll raise my hand, I'll toe the line

No candidate will change my life 
No party goals, no trophy wife 
Nothing will change if everyone is always right 
Nothing will change if everyone is always right 

Apathy, my old enemy
You turned the cynics into weeds 
You spread like a disease
The modern plague

And when the night is done, we'll look around at every one 
And we'll realize the world is not the same 
Underneath a cloudy sky we’ll stumble back into our lives 
Pick up the control and play the game 

It’s not the supply that scares me - brings me down 
It’s the demand
If you didn’t consume it, it wouldn’t stand 
But they’ve got you eating right from their hands 

Let's turn it off, let's shut it down 
Replace the violence with common ground
Reach out our hands to understand, turn it around 
Reach out our hands to understand, turn it around

Apathy, my old enemy
You turned the cynics into weeds 
You spread like a disease
The modern plague

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On Your Side

There’s a protest on the corner of Providence and Vine 
Ultimatums scratched on cardboard, the police are form a line 
And while they plead for peace, I can see hatred in their eyes 
I know that I don’t want to have to choose a side 
I know that I just want to feel safe tonight 

In a quiet neighborhood the gunman’s bullets fly 
And the politicians posture on the graves of those who died 
They’re clamoring for us to join the left or join the right 
I know that I don’t want to have to choose a side 
I know that I just want to feel safe tonight 

If I wrap myself up in the warmth of these sheets 
And I stay short of conscious for the better part of a week 
If I school all my feelings and if I tame this broken heart 
Will a new creature emerge from the dark 

I found a stick and drew a straight line in the sand 
Then searched the crowd to take you there
I was young back then I didn’t understand 
I was right, I didn’t care 

When the mushroom clouds expand like fungus in the sky 
And the tall glass buildings turn to dust before our eyes 
When we’re always on the run and we’re fearing for our lives 
Know that I just want to be on your side 
Know that I just want to be by your side 

I was lost in self-destructive state 
Pushed love and logic out the door 
I was wallowing in pity and self-hate 
You brought me back, you gave me more 

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Crooked Teeth

There's nothing wrong with the frontage road 
And don't let anybody tell you so 
Small towns and scenic routes will tell you 
Freeway life is overrated

If God had wanted, He'd have made us clones 
With perfect teeth and a matching nose
It's the freckles and the crooked teeth 
That make us who we are, it's not complicated 

Two roads diverged in the woods 
And I love that you took 
You took the one less traveled on
The one less traveled on 
And that made all the difference 

You're sailing on a sea of poison words 
As bad as anyone has ever heard 
So take your oars, make your way to shore 
Because buoyancy is all that they're good for 

It breaks my heart to hear you talk like that 
I know you're living in the aftermath. 
But recognize a lie for what it is 
And be proud of all the things that you stood for

Two roads diverged in the woods 
And I love that you took 
You took the one less traveled on
The one less traveled on 

Don't back down from the challenge 
You've never been the type to be afraid of heights 
Understand that we all love you 
Keep this song close on the lonely nights

Two roads diverged in the woods 
And I love that you took 
You took the one less traveled on
The one less traveled on

Don’t know what’s up around the bend 
Gonna find someone to treat you right 
Gonna find yourself smiling again 
You’ll say goodbye to the lonely nights

Two roads diverged in the woods 
And I love that you took 
You took the one less traveled on
The one less traveled on 
And that made all the difference 

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I Don't Know Where It Ends

See the world, chase the sun 
I’ll hold it down, I’ll be the one
Fall asleep, dream of me 
You are the boat, I am the sea 

Sleeping in a borrowed van 
Fast food trash and Red Bull cans 
And it’s fifteen days ‘til I see my girls again 
Fifteen days ‘til this west coast tour ends 

I don’t mind the open slot 
But I wish the sound guys cared a lot 
They alway seem to get it right for the headlining band 
When the lights go down, and the crowd gets out of hand 

It’s a start, but I don’t know where it ends 
No I don’t know, no I don't know
No I don't know where it ends

I know the record ‘aint selling yet 
But if you forced me to make a bet 
I’d say we’ve got a sleeper hit on our hands boys we just have to wait
Made a hundred-thousand dollar bet so I know what’s at stake 

It’s a start, but I don’t know where it ends
The critics and cynics may tear us apart 
Laugh at our music and spit on our art 
But the lines of success are defined in my heart 

And all these miles we’ve come are just miles in my head 
I'm still working 40 hours at a desk 
The elephant in the room that cuts through all the fluff 
Push comes to shove, are we good enough 

It’s a start, but I don’t know where it ends 
The critics and cynics may tear us apart 
Laugh at our music and spit on our art 
But the lines of success are defined in my heart

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Before The Flowers

I don’t, I don’t know what the future holds 
But there’s a decent chance I’ll have to watch you go 
Before the flowers, Before the tears and sad goodbyes 
I just had to take the time to let you know 
You stand alone, apart from every man I’ve known 
Not just in the things you’ve said, it’s what you’ve shown 
There is no excuse when the work is there to do 
And an honest day would reap an honest wage 

You worked your fingers down to the bone 
Took your chances, and you held your own 
You did it with integrity 
I can’t seem to find the words to thank you 
For the life you gave to me

Take it back to the simplicity of youth 
Walk through the groves of trees and up the quiet streets 
Reconnect with the person that you were 
Watch as the steps you take manifest destiny 

You are a hero to your wife and kids 
In everything you ever did 
Your love was always plain to see 
I can’t seem to find the words to thank you 
For the life you gave to me

Headed out through the channel storm in our fourteen foot little skiff 
Pushing through the driving rain, the waves crashing down like a fist 
The skipper brings the throttle down
He’ll keep us safe, he always finds a way 
We make our way through the canyon walls 
Find reprieve from the terrible waves

You worked your fingers down to the bone 
Took your chances, and you held your own 
You did it with integrity
I can’t seem to find the words to thank you 
For the life you gave to me

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I Got You

We passed the turn an hour ago 
Driving blind through Idaho 
But I’ve got you 
And you’ve got me 
Laughed at the things we used to wear 
Used to pretend we didn’t care 
But that’s not true 
We put the seen in scene

We were only seventeen 
We were up for anything 
Let’s pack up your little Subaru with all the dudes 
And drive on and on and on and on 
On and on and on and on 

You didn’t have the money to pay 
Must have forgot your wallet today
But I got you 
And you got me 
Been 20 years, but we’re keeping it real 
Downing the Dew and bombing the hills
Yeah, we’re not through, we just have mouths to feed 

We were only seventeen 
We were up for anything 
Let’s pack up your little Subaru with all the dudes 
And drive on and on and on and on 
On and on and on and on
We drive on and on

We’re constantly being told how to think, how to act, what we should say, and how it should be said. We’re constantly reminded of our imperfections, constantly wishing for some kind of affirmation. To that I say, you’re good enough - but that’s not the point either. You’re part of something bigger than yourself, part of a family. There are people all around you who actually care about you. You’re not alone, you’ve never been alone. You’ll never be alone

We were only seventeen 
We were up for anything 
Let’s pack up your little Subaru with all the dudes 
And drive on and on and on and on 
On and on and on and on  

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Freight Train

I read the words again, cold and alone 
They bring me down, weigh on my soul 
I understand now the way we’ve grown
Underground now, the roots don’t always show 

Down in the dirt, it’s the decay 
That breeds new life and new days
I’m crushed by the decision you made 
But I’m glad to know you’re no longer in pain 

Like a Band-Aid, like a Band-Aid
Like a Band-Aid, just tear it off like a Band-Aid 

It was hard for me to react 
In the somber months that passed 
Knowing every word, every act 
Would be weighed and measured, become a fact 

Like a freight train, like a freight train
Like a freight train, you knocked me down like a freight train 

Nothing could separate my love 
We make our choices and we do our best to move ahead 
And I’m trying, trying to do my best 
To put my family first and live my life without regrets.

Like a freight train, like a freight train
Like a freight train, you knocked me down like a freight train 

Wish we could just go back to the kitchen and all of the laughs 
We had the guitar mic'd up and the overdubs, the overdubs 
Like a freight train, like a freight train
Like a freight train, you knocked me down like a freight train

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Bury Me

You followed me through the desert 
Over the waves of the deep blue sea 
You dug your heels deep into my back yeah
And you tried to bury me 
But no! I said no!

You told me I’m not worth the effort 
A faceless number, just a kid in the crowd 
You cracked a smile when you saw me bleeding 
And I screamed right out loud 
Just go! Go go go! 

You’ve never done a thing for me 
You’ll never be my friend 
And I can’t just go back to the start 
But I’ll make it to the end, yeah

Get behind me, go! Go go go! 

You whispered lies to my brother 
You did your best to make me doubt myself 
It’s my time now, I am leavin’ 
I won’t see you in hell no no! No no no! 

You’ve never done a thing for me 
You’ll never be my friend 
And I can’t just go back to the start 
But I’ll make it to the end, yeah 

We’ll put miles on our car like they’re going out of style 
And we’ll take the baggage that we brought and burn it in a pile 
We’ll slip off our shoes and start up the path 
And we’ll throw back our weary heads and have a laugh 
We’re coming alive again

We’ll put miles on our car like they’re going out of style 
And we’ll take the baggage that we brought and burn it in a pile 
We’ll slip off our shoes and start up the path 
And we’ll throw back our weary heads and have a laugh 
We’re coming alive again

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Burn In The Sun

Met a stranger on the street 
I was lost, but she knew the way 
She said "when everything is gone 
There's only one thing you can take. 
And the problem with the world 
Is that we use it up and throw it away." 

As we walked along the street 
Her words cut through the chill of the night. 
"I've got to hand it to you kid, 
It seems like you are doing alright. 
And, not every moment's perfect 
But you'll find them if you know where they hide. 

What are we working for 
What are we working for 
And will it be enough? 
Will it ever be? 
‘Cause we’ve been here before. 
Our bloated stomache’s sore, 
And still we take a bite 
To taste the sticky sweet. 

We saw the purple majesty, 
The mountains and valley I love. 
Walked through the amber waves of grain 
And gazed up at the heavens above. 
We saw the good in other people, 
Let our cynicism burn in the sun. 

Our choices brought us here 
Our choices brought us here 
It’s always faith or fear 
Today I'm choosing faith, 
'Cause I've been here before 
Shut every open door 
Now it’s time to change 
Break through and move ahead 
I’ve had enough 
We’ve had enough

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Being And Doing

If you sing "tell my why" in your song 
I'm probably going to hate it because 
Lyrics are tough, we all know 
But you didn't make an effort. 
And you tackle things like death and loss 
then your chorus is a cop out. 

You can't turn away and then complain you feel left out 
You're in a self fulfilling state. 
And I'm a hypocrite because I've done it all myself. 
Wish you could learn from my mistakes. 

I'm falling asleep here at the wheel now, 
No longer a slave to my anxiety. 
As I drift off I'm closer to the answer, 
Or am I closer to a memory? 
The broken yellow line, it races past me. 

If you sing from the bile in your guts 
If I can hear the pain in your voice 
If they stop listening 
It won't really make a difference because 
These things they flow from from years of life 
Unbridled as the ocean. 

And as the cursor blinks below a page of tragedy 
I'll be forever grateful for the words that tore him up, 
The words that found new life in me. 
Wish he could know now what they mean. 

Never fall in love with the first draft. 
There's always something better just beyond your reach. 
Look inside your self until it hurts you. 
That's the moment you'll really start to see me.

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The Cold Hard Stare

I've been blessed with this curse 
And it cuts up my insides and I wait for reprieve, 
For a ghost, for a sign that it has passed. 
But it begs, and it pleads and it will not be denied. 
'Til it's free of this dust of this mystery we call heart 
Won't turn back, be ashamed, 'til it's found itself a stage 
Laid bare under the lights to face the cold hard stare. 
Did you ever believe in me? 

With two lungs full of air, 
with a wavering voice and trembling hands. 
Full of doubt, full of fear, full of reasons I should quit 
Hang 'em up, get a job, give up this childish game. 
Did you ever believe in me? 

I have done the wrong thing, 
I've inserted my foot into my mouth, 
Played the fool, broken hearts, broke a promise to myself 
My regrets are things I never did. 
Did you ever believe in me? 

Trying hard to strike a balance in the way I see myself, 
Come across a happy thought, I'm going to store it on a shelf. 
When the weight of all my sins sends me crashing to my knees 
On the floor I cry aloud with this dark pathetic plea. 
Will you ever believe in me? 

It breaks me up inside to think of living life without you.

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Dead Planet Society

There's a beauty and danger in good enough 
And I'll die worrying that I'm up to snuff. 
There's things that I see and things in-between 
And the distance that comes with defeat. 

You were broken down on the shoulder in the rain 
I was walking backwards up the road 
Then you told me to climb in, dry off and have a bite to eat. 
I dropped my thumb and now we're not alone. 

You took your life inside your hands as you rolled a cigarette. 
And in the car the tassel hangs in chords of blue and red. 
With the numbers painted gold so every one will know 
The year you reached the milestone, the day your life became your own. 

We talked and we waited for words to form 
And we laughed as the sky dropped two hours of storm. 
Five miles into town and fuel pump install 
"No stopping 'til we hit McCall." 

Even to this day, I wonder if you needed me 
Or if it was just me needing you. 
It's hard to find a friend, someone to hang your hat on 
Who sticks with you even when they're gone. 

Bad habits they die hard, but you kicked your cigarettes. 
And In the five years since you left I think I finally cleared my head. 
And our parents, they are pleased because we both have new degrees 
And bright young families 
And now we've reached the milestone,
The day our lives are not our own.

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I Built These Walls

I've been living my life in a tiny box 
Hoping that you would give a toss, 
Kidding myself that I gave my all 
But I built these walls. 

When I was a kid I said I'd make a bet 
I'll walk a straight line and live without regret 
Following the course I laid out in my head 
But it all went South. 

Easy to say I want to pulverize, 
Going to break through with a clenched up angry fist. 
Took me years of pain to realize 
I'm never going to free myself like this. 
I'll walk backwards every step I took 
Turning bolts around the way. 
I'll dismantle this whole prison cell, 
And I'll understand more clearly when you say 
"Come home." 

I could spend a whole year and try to paint these walls 
With rolling green hills and a waterfall 
Kidding myself I'm really on the ball 
But it won't change a thing. 

I feel the rocks beneath my feet 
The dark horizon calls to me 
With each step I'm coming home 
In the air familiarity 
Quiet whispers in the passing trees 
Seem to say I'm not alone 

I'm still in pain but it's not killing me 
The scars they fade just like a calming sea 
I'll take the oars, it's time to row 

Forget the way I left 
Forget the things I said 
Forget the barren years alone 
I'm home.

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We Waited For Sunshine

I am afraid you are mistaken. 
I'm just a fool, who's only good at taking 
I'll open up now for you to see 
This empty shell that's left of me. 

From my earliest days right down the line 
I've made mistakes almost all the time. 
I toyed with rebellion, and cursed the sky 
But the wind and the storm left me alive. 

I'll rip the pages from your book, 
Chew them up and swallow while you look. 
I'll consume every noun and verb 
I'll digest every single word. 

I'm a tin man with no heart 
And I'm prone to fall apart. 
You pulled the curtain back with style. 
And you always said it best 
"What really matters is in your chest, 
So run - don't walk - the extra mile." 

The world was black and white before the rain 
Then the whole thing bled into a dirty gray. 
We waited for sunshine and watched the sky 
With a hope and a prayer that we'd get by. 

I'll take the words right from your mouth, 
Chew them up and swallow my self doubt. 
I'll consume every noun and verb. 
I'll digest every single word. 

I'm a scarecrow with no brain 
And the thought drives me insane. 
You walked be side me down the road. 
And it's like you always said, 
It's not just what's in your head 
So stand beside and share the load.

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Today My Life Is Over

Big Johnny was a punchline 
You know the kids are always cruel. 
He's walking slowly to the crosswalk 
Begged his mom not to go to school. 
He's waiting on a kind word -  
There's no telling what a friend could do 
He'd say "Today my life is over 
I'm going to start a new one with you." 

Even the teachers on the school grounds 
Chose not to get involved. 
And all the meetings behind closed doors 
Never really did too much at all.  
They said "we're really out of options. 
There's nothing we can do to intervene." 
With their decisions to do nothing 
Even the nice kids became mean. 

Johnny took the punches 
And he learned to disappear. 
As a ghost he walked the hallways 
And he learned to embrace the fear. 
'Til one day he met a ghost girl.  
And she really liked him too.  
She said "Today my life is over, 
I'm going to start a new one with you." 

On a rooftop in July, 
the bombs bursting in the sky.
 
She lays her head on his chest and smiles 

"I've been waiting for a while to tell you that... Oh 
"Johnny know you're not alone 
Wherever you may go 
You'll always have a home. 
Take those thoughts out of your mind 
and leave them all behind. 
The world is yours to find." 

So Johnny went to college 
And ghost girl broke his heart.  
She said, "you'll always be my best 
Friend but I've got to make a start." 
We're all boats out on the ocean 
And we've got to find our way 
Tiny boats without an anchor 
Have got to learn to face the waves. 

Twenty Years on down the line 
A wife and kid close by his side. 
Right out loud he wonders why 
Everything has turned out fine. 
She tells him that 

"Oh Johnny know you're not alone 
Wherever you may go 
You'll always have a home. 
Take those thoughts out of your mind 
and leave them all behind. 
The world is yours to find."

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Polaris

The green of the grass, the dangling lights at the party, 
The hum of our voices, the DJs are cuing up songs. 
And we remember our youth, and consciously laugh at our follies. 
As the years and the miles between us are melting away. 
I'd like to dip this day in ice. 
I'd like to store these thoughts on salt. 

Hurried and flustered I hop on the freeway to meet you. 
She's as calm as the sea, a picture of beauty and grace. 
As you lie in her arms, I find myself asking permission. 
When I first take your hand, there's a physical change in my soul. 
I'll carry with me through my life 
All of the things I felt tonight 

You are the reason I'll go far 
You are my guiding star. 

Fast asleep on my chest, I feel like I've known you forever 
And the breath that you take is sustaining for you and for me. 
These were the happiest days, 165 hours. 
And the heartache I feel, will constantly bind me to you. 

You are my voice when I can't talk. 
You are my legs when I can't walk. 
You are the reason I've come far. 
You are my guiding star.

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Inverse Trajectory

They say "time's a mystery, an unknown commodity" 
It arches and spirals through eons of age. 
To me it's anomaly, an inverse trajectory 
I'm feeling younger with each passing day. 

When I get young I'll break through every wall. 
As expectations rise and doubters fall. 
I'll take my lumps, I'm sure that there'll be scars. 
And write my destiny between the stars. 

We'll walk through the Broadway lights, 
Soak in that New York life. 
Down by the park, I'll first take your hand. 
We'll hang our legs off the pier, 
That's when I'll draw you near, 
We'll kiss and you'll realize I am your man. 

When we get young we'll breathe Manhattan air 
We'll eat out every night and be too young to care. 
We'll make the Big Apple our little town. 
And take perspective from the things we've found. 

My name, it ain't Benjamin, I ain't CGI my friend. 
My body will breakdown and then I will pass. 
There's something inside of me as brash as epiphany. 
The piss and the vinegar surely will last. 

When we get young we'll take the lion's share 
We'll climb each step 'til we get there. 
And then we'll take a look at what we've done 
And thank our lucky stars we've won.

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We Were Giants

When we were giants we'd step over fences and knock over tall trees. 
We were kids then, but we'd still reminisce about the way that it had been. 
We traded stories about the girls that we all knew. 
And the times our plans fell through for the night. 

When we were giants we'd take over roadways, ride down the parkway. 
Indecision was an enemy waiting for one complication. 
We wear the scars now, but there were times it all went right 
On a perfect August night on the street. 

We said we'd never grow up, never sell out, and buy in, 
It was hard for us to see the start from the end. 
Then the letters started coming and we scattered like sheep 
The river flowed fast and the water was deep 
But we took a deep breath, hoped for the best and jumped in. 

Life moves fast when you're not good enough 
And empty shoes are there to call your bluff, 
I had to learn to be me.

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The Broken Vessels

We tend to look back on our younger lives 
With a romantic pride, with a glint in our eyes 
And we were young and wild, dumb and free, 
We had everything we thought we'd need. 
And we lived our lives like the rolling of the dice, 
Never thinking twice. 

Impervious to the moments up ahead, 
The kind of pain that just won't go to bed. 
We have regrets, but not about feeling love. 

We've walked a long to this impossible place 
And we can't turn back, but we will always embrace 
The laughs the smiles, the long nights up, 
The times when we were down that you brought us up. 
The little moments that stretch out through our lives 
That give us strength to try. 

And when you can't seem to take a step, 
And at those times you're struggling for breath, 
Just know I'm here - I'll always be your friend. 

And it's this ache down in our guts 
that is the privilege of those who love. 
And it's this pain that will keep them near 
Always in our thoughts, the strength to face our fears.

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