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Track Name: Welcome The Pain
Sometimes life truly hurts
but it's only what you've got
sometimes life is hard to take
a battle to be fought
that's the journey
wherever you're bound
welcome the pain
and beat its ass down

it's the world that you've found
and you don't get to trade it
and as day follows day
you're not quite sure that you made it
that's the bargain
and here's your pound
welcome the pain
and beat its ass down

and when you lie in bed
in the middle of the long night
if something's not aching
you didn't do it right

because the pain only shows
that when you met with resistance
you didn't stop, you cracked the wall
you demonstrated your existence
and you left your mark
all around
you welcomed the pain
and you beat its ass down
Track Name: Things Are Looking Up
It's been a long... hard slog
on a muddy road
but the clouds are breaking up
I can see the sun and things are looking up

It's been a bad... couple weeks
in a bad month
in fact, the whole last year's been dicey
but the calendar says things are looking up

oh, history has no comfort for me
but history, it changes every day

it's been a long... losing streak
unlucky cards
ah, but someone's gotta win
might as well be me, 'cause things are looking up

they say the past, it follows you forever
let it come, 'cause it won't drag me down

it's been a long... time coming
thought it never would
but I see off in the distance
getting closer now and things are looking up
I can see off in the distance
it's getting closer now and things are looking up
things are looking up
Track Name: The Day Before
I remember Thursday
the sun came up in the east
just like any other day
just like every other day
until Friday

I remember Thursday
when water flowed and rain fell down
and physics ruled the day
just like every other day
until Friday

but now there's nothing like the day before
and nothing really works anymore
you are gone, and the world's not turnring
and the world's not turning
anymore

I remember Thursday
I was asleep, you were, too
my alarm went off at six
time passed by in tiny ticks
until Friday

but now there's nothing like the day before
and nothing really works anymore
you are gone, and the world's not turnring
and the world's not turning
anymore
Track Name: Buckle 'em Up
Buckle 'em Up
buckle 'em up
make it work, cuz if you don't
you better knuckle it up
Buckle 'em Up
buckle 'em up
do what you should, won't do no good
to pucker 'em up

You can't let 'em dangle down there
going crazy swinging round there
you'll regret it going to town there
you really should be wearing a cup

Buckle 'em Up
buckle 'em up
don't be coming cryin' to me
you'd best suck it up
Buckle 'em Up
buckle 'em up
you don't need no extra help
funking 'em up

You can let 'em wander free range
like a satchel full of loose change
eventually you're walking so strange
everyone will wonder what's wrong

Buckle 'em Up
you better buckle 'em up
make it work, cuz if you don't
you better knuckle it up
Buckle 'em Up
b-b-buckle 'em up
do what you should, won't do no good
to pucker 'em up
Track Name: The Softest Sounds Linger On
You're trying to blow my mind
from the moment I wake up
all the hours you take up
in an effort to kidnap
my attention
you're trying to blow my mind

and you haven't learned a thing
you just keep pulling the string
that's long since unraveled
just how far we've traveled
you thought we were all following
all your crashing and bellowing on
but the softest sounds... linger on

you're trying to freak me out
what's your advantage
in making me frantic
and giving me no time
to ponder
you're trying to freak me out

and you haven't learned a thing
you just keep pulling the string
that's long since unraveled
just how far we've traveled
you thought we were all following
all your crashing and bellowing on
but the softest sounds... linger on

the quietest moments
are happening one on one
you can only drown us out
for so long

and you haven't learned a thing
you just keep pulling the string
that's long since unraveled
just how far we've traveled
you thought we were all following
all your crashing and bellowing on
but the softest sounds... linger on
Track Name: Song For Sophie
Good morning, world
a new day's come
and I can't wait to get to it
my favorite spots
my welcome smells
the toy that's left where you threw it
it's all mine
it's all mine

and it's all here
everything I need
everyone I love
gathered all around me
I'll keep you near
as long as you will let me
please just don't forget me
cause you're always in my mind
you're all mine

Good morning, world
I must admit
my early days were mostly black
but I found you
and you found me
and there was no looking back
you were mine
you were mine

and it's all here
everything I need
everyone I love
gathered all around me
I'll keep you near
as long as you will let me
please just don't forget me
cause you're always in my mind
you're all mine

pilot to co-pilot
if you just need someone to talk to
I'd be pleased to be where I
could keep my eye on you
I'll keep my eye on you

Good morning, world
a new day's come
but you're not here to greet it
there's a big space
that's shaped like you
but there's no you to meet it
I won't forget
I won't forget

and it's all here
everything I need
everyone I love
gathered all around me
I'll keep you near
as long as you will let me
please just don't forget me
cause you're always in my mind
it's all here...
everyone I love...
I'll keep you near...
please just don't forget me
you are always in my mind
you're all mine
Track Name: Bound To Be Trouble
Experience is key
you've had little
absolutely none for me
the bulls are in the china shop
there won't be one unbroken piece
before we stop

there's bound to be trouble, brewing
we don't know what we're doing
we're making a mess
of everything we do
I know that we're likely, screwing up
everything we're doing
but it will all be worth it
over you

you learn by your mistakes
we must be learning awfully fast
if that's all it takes
what doesn't kill you makes you strong
we'll be Charles Atlas times two
before we're done

there's bound to be trouble, brewing
we don't know what we're doing
we're making a mess
of everything we do
I know that we're likely, screwing up
everything we're doing
but it will all be worth it
over you
Track Name: Try To Relax
try to relax
settle down
all this agitation
won't get you off the ground
try to relax
take a break
all this needless hurrying
just leads to more mistakes

don't you worry, don't you fret
the worst has never happened yet
and never will, so take that bet
if you would play the odds
the only frets that fit the bill
are right here on this 12-string Guild
so let it take the steering wheel
and show you what it's got

try to relax
close your eyes
a little fresh perspective
cuts problems down to size
try to relax
get some rest
breathing's so much easier
without that anvil on your chest

don't you worry, don't you fret
the worst has never happened yet
and never will, so take that bet
if you would play the odds
the only frets that fit the bill
are right here on this 12-string Guild
so let it take the steering wheel
and show you what it's got
Track Name: That's All
I can't believe we're in this charade
pretending that everything's cool
we might decieve those who want to be
but I'm not and neither are you

and that's all I'm gonna do for you
and that's all I've got to say
for a while I've known
how apart we've grown
and I'm pretty sure you're feeling the same way

therere was a time when it wasn't fake
when I loved you more than my life
oh, what a difference the lies and years all make
nowadays, hey, we don't even try

and that's all I'm gonna do for you
and that's all I've got to say
for a while I've known
how apart we've grown
and I'm pretty sure you're feeling the same way
Track Name: Yesterday Everything Changed
We were swinging along
from week to week, from freak to geek
seven years of existence
two for one price, we made it nice

Then one day, you woke up queasy
then a second time
what had once seemed so easy
what used to be so fine
just one word from the doctor
and we got rearranged
yesterday everything changed

Our duet will be a trio
pop the cork, get back to work
just nine months to the upheaval
it was fun, what have I done?

I’m not sure that we are ready
but ready we must get
gotta keep each other steady
it’s too late for regrets
time to wear the big boy pants
the idea seems so strange
but yesterday everything changed
everything changed
everything changed

I think we’ll be good parents
once we get over the shock
but we better do it quick...
we’re on the clock

I’m not sure that we are ready
but we’ve really got no choice
the two of us are good already
we’ll just add another voice
it’ll work out if we work it
just a bit to rearrange
yesterday everything changed
everything changed
everything changed
Track Name: Horse Music
Girl I love to brush your shining hair
and I miss you so when I'm not there
but I'm on my way, to be where you are
and surprise, I'm bringing my guitar

I wrote you a song with many notes
I'll sing it to you while you eat your oats
then I'll climb on you, and we'll take a ride
and I'll prove my love for you is bonafide

Horse music
horse music

When I sing my song, I'll look in your eyes
and you'll know my love will never die
though you look, as if you're not interested
I know, deep inside, you're feelin' it

some will say that I have gone too far
and the stable wants to have barred
but love conquers all, so I'll find a way
to sing to you, and see that you've got fresh hay

horse music...
Track Name: Forget I Said That
I said
a thing
an idea
an experiment
just for your consideration
you looked
at me
like I had
just crapped myself
like I was a mental patient

Forget I said that
I was only thinking it
and I didn’t mean to think out loud
forget I said that
just wash it from your memory
it’s not the sort of thing
that makes me proud
forget I said that
now what were we talking about

I said
some stuff
a spitball
a flight of fancy
I just ran it up the flagpole
you hit
me with
an ashtray
it really hurt
I guess I’m the asshole

I said some stuff that I regret
but please don’t give up on me yet
my heart is in the right place
but my head is mostly dead space
mostly dead space
Track Name: An Equal Start
It's the luck of the draw
the dart on the board
where your life's trajectory
is shaped by where you're born
and the school that awaits
when you are of age
that golden opportunity
that truly sets the stage

When some schools have everything
so many others lack
how you gonna catch up
with your hands tied behind your back
the goals that we're not reaching
are tearing us apart
equality is useless
without an equal start

If you're fortunate
your school has more
while other schools make do with less
just what they can afford
the suburbs are stocked
the city is bare
the resources wildly different
and nobody seems to care

When some schools have everything
so many others lack
how you gonna catch up
with your hands tied behind your back
the goals that we're not reaching
are tearing us apart
equality is useless
without an equal start

Make every school the same place
make it warm, make it safe
make every school the same place
then get out of the way

When some schools have the funding
the rest are on their own
how you gonna catch up
when you drag that giant stone
everyone can see the problem
but it's not getting to out hearts
equality is useless
without an equal start