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Because She Asked Me

 

Here’s the song I’ll sing when she’s sleeping

Though at times I’ll catch her wide awake

Here’s the song I wrote ‘cause she asked me

I know I’m not too late

 

Here’s the song I’ll sing in the spring time

When leaves begin to color trees again

Or rather in the winter when it’s freezing

Whenever the sermon ends

 

She walks always

 

Here’s to all the memories I can render

Like picking’ poison at the country store

My hands tangled up, pews before me

She’s dragged me there once more

 

Here’s the song I’ll sing when her cup’s dry

Though she quit drinking long ago

I think about the same time that I started

It’s funny how cycles go

 

She walks always

 

Only Love Me With You

 

You're like the breeze down by the sea

Or like the shade of an apple tree 

Now I can’t find another like you

 

It’s like the summer without no job

The less I try the more I grow fond

Now I can’t find another like you

‘Cause I love, love, love love, I only love me with you

 

You followed me ‘round like a dog

I couldn’t get passed the scars on your paws

Now I can’t, can’t forget about you

 

You caught my eye like a small glimpse of light

but when you came near I couldn’t put up a fight

Now I can’t forget about you

‘Cause I love, love, love, love I only love me with you

 

Your like the sight of a snow covered tree

Every damn time it gets to me

Now I cant find another like you

 

The good kind of sour from a lemon rind

The term they use is one of a kind

Now I can’t forget about you

‘Cause I love, love, love, love, I only love me with you

‘Cause I love, love, love, I only love me with you

 

My Lazy Heart

 

My lazy heart, will seem far away

I’ll dream tonight, while you’re not OK

And so the dog strays, you know he’ll be back in the morning

 

I’ll hail a cloud, I won’t say goodbye

And though you are proud, you’ll cry as I fly

And so the dog strays, you know he’ll be back in the morning

 

So be like a bird, when sending off young

But I’m not the third, so I’ll bite my tongue

And so the dog strays, you know he’ll be back in the morning

And I heard that love, it won’t last without this forgiving

 

The mirror was the devil in disguise

and down I go twisting

I swear I saw demons and darkness and quicksand with my own two eyes

But the branch will still hold

 

My lazy heart, will seem to touch land

But I’ll cast my sails, while you sift through sand

And so the dog strays, you know he’ll be back in the morning

But I heard that love, it won’t last without this forgiving

 

Shaken

 

Mama’, tell me all the things I dread

I made them all up in my head

They keep me farther from my pillow

 

Mama’, remember when I was a child?

The dreams I had were much more mild,

Than everything I just can’t swallow

 

Mama’, does it only grow with age?

Mama’, did it fill you up with rage?

 

Papa’, I found fake answers in my glass

I’d give up thinking to be brash

I swear upstairs is like a highway

 

Papa’, when I got through the cloud of smoke

I made acquaintances with hope

But then he followed me around like a plague

 

Papa’, did it run in you like weeds?

Papa’, a starving melody

 

The Winter

 

When it’s cold she barely whispers, “help”

Like snowflakes fall, she touches ground and melts

You’d think this time of year her tears would freeze

‘Cause two is just too many

 

With fear and sadness smothered so by anger

The only person close to her is danger

But jealousy and madness still perceive

‘Cause two is just too many

 

“I don’t care, I just don’t care”

Right there we're one the same

“Your to blame for everything”

You think its just a game

I tried so many times from heart to give you proper aim

Don’t let it go, hold on tight, the sun shines after rain

 

It’s warm now, but we’ve learned not to adapt

Come summer time the winter will be back

Flowers blossoming is all a mother needs

‘Cause two is just too many

 

And soon the ones who love will be away

Regret not listening to words that others will not say

Maybe god can send her to her knees

Even one is one too many

 

“I don’t care, I just don’t care”

Right there were one the same

“Your to blame for everything”

You think its just a game

I tried so many times from heart to give you proper aim

Don’t let it go, hold on tight, the sun shines after rain

 

Upstairs

 

Upstairs, I’m followed by a fellow same as me

He’s got regrets and carries my worst memories

And he’s got ears, but doesn’t listen to my plea

He doesn’t listen to my plea

 

Upstairs, I’m followed by a girl I used to love

She haunts me with her eyes, the closeness of her touch

Says she’s got a heart, but it’s just too far above for me

It’s just too far above

 

And so I’ll wait, just like I’ve done

And so I’ll wait, just like I’ve done

 

I’m living upstairs and what for?

Always look for so much more

 

Up there, a conversation turns into a storm

the air I breathe, the suits I’ll pass and my first born

Future relationship that I had broke and torn

That I had broke and torn

 

Up there, the soldiers finally turn a cheek

Backpacks, grenades and snipers drop down to their feet

They say, “What the hell where we even here to beat?”

“What were we here to beat?”

 

And so I’ll wait, just like I’ve done

And so I’ll wait, just like I’ve done

 

I don’t live upstairs anymore

Always look for so much more

Hope that love is on my door

‘Cause I don’t live upstairs anymore

 

Old Mans Love Story

 

We sat on the swing, was down by the lake

That was deep like our love, covered in snowflakes

We retraced our tracks, until they merged

Then just like our love, they diverged

 

I’ve met this new girl, still I wish that she stayed

‘Cause just like my belt, our love is frayed

As soon as my eyes, remembered hers

Then quick like the barn, our love, oh it burned

Oh, I loved her so

 

So we rolled down the hill, I was lost in green

And just like our love, the ground turned to leaves

Soon then our bones, had a brand new glow

And just like our love, those bones would grow

 

I loved her so

I can’t just let her go

I loved, oh I loved her so

I can’t just let her go

 

So there’s that old chair, we made with our hands

And just like that chair, our love withstands

I still keep her old shirt, though its red with stains

‘Cause though my loves gone, our love remains

Oh, I loved her so