FAIL YOU AGAIN

What’s Your Big Idea?

I’m not sure of anything anymore

and i'm not sure why no one is who they were

cause they've got time to kill 

and they've got blood to spill together

but who are they to tell me right from wrong

hey hey hey whatcha' runnin from man

what’s your big idea

you're living your whole life asleep man

what’s your big idea

lord knows that i've wished for nothing else

and I won’t ask for anything for myself

but they've got time to kill 

and they've got blood to spill together

but I don't think they'll make it out alive

hey hey hey whatcha' runnin from man

cause time waits for no one

it’s the rush you chase but never seem to find

it’s the knife that slips itself into your side

can’t forget my thoughts and all my memories

of watching everyone fall right in front of me

tell me that i'll change and prove to me i'm wrong

and we end up the same

tell me that i'll change

cause i'm not sure at all

so why don't you just tell me

hey hey hey whatcha' running from

cause time waits for no one

it’s the rush you chase but never seem to find

it’s the knife that slips itself into your side

time waits for no one

and you'll never get it back

We Won’t Sleep

take everything that you own 

throw it into the fire 

the rats will inherit what's left 

they’ll decorate and remodel

these rooms that were once

where we rested our heads 

have crumbled and crashed to the ground 

we won't sleep till the lights burn out 

just stay 

(I won't give up I won't fall)

we won't leave til the roof caves in 

just stay 

knocked off the king from his throne 

called a cheat and a liar 

it's true but I’m much better dressed

fashioned pain from another 

these beds that were once

where we nurtured our young 

have broken and bent from the love 

so the time will come

when you ask yourself "what have I done?"

there’s a place in hell for your friends

we’re all doomed

(we won’t give up we won’t fall)

$50,000,000

I know how it ends

from all of the scenes you told I know how it ends

a tale of a life you stole I know how it ends

I swear it will break you down I know how it ends

I promise you'll surely drown

these are the days you wish you could redo

carry the weight of all that was untrue

we are forever wanting more

with our mistakes lit up for all to see

will it awake the person we should be

we are forever wanting more

I know how it ends

so quick to just criticize I know how it ends

not willing to compromise

you only give poor advice I know how it ends

how much will you sacrifice

so let’s start again and give it a chance 

suppose that we are who we ought to be 

and let’s not forget all of the things 

that we said we would never be

Friend

what do I get for always being there

you made cheap the hours I put in

when you needed me

when no one else seemed to care

and it's gone now

you could’ve been so many better things 

take a look at yourself or what's left of it

and if I needed you

would you pretend to even care

I lost a friend I had

I lost a friend I used to know

and you’re gone to go be someone else 

to find it all out

to do it yourself 

and you’re gone and I have nothing to show

but I’ve lost a friend I used to know 

tell me exactly what I want to hear

tell me it's over and done with   

and we'll sit back and laugh

and put it all in the past 

and I want him back

Quitting 

you walk in, I ask to take your coat

your hands are shaking and you’re freezing from the walk back home

I know I shouldn’t try 

to bring you back once more

“I can learn to speak up when I talk”

I can learn to listen when you speak real low

I know I shouldn’t try

to bring you back once more

this is it

the final bow, the curtain call

I studied all the lines I wrote 

could never play the starring role 

this is it

it’s time for me to bow my head

and as I hear the crowd applaud

I know that it’s for you instead 

Hey Amy

tell me, I know you can

cause I’ll wait until the end 

amy, are you alone? 

cause I can't find you now 

help me, I know you can 

cause I have no one else 

was there nothing left? 

this house was such a mess 

the streets I knew went down the drain 

amy, did you survive?

could you stand up and fight? 

tell me, the way to go 

cause you're all that I know 

the kids won't be raised in the places they played in 

the sky opened up and the damage is done so just go

I’m on the edge of giving up

it seems you finally ran out of luck 

you disappeared, can’t be found 

when the sky came falling down 

and it took everything we had

and it threw it into the ocean 

(the rain came down, you drown in me)

Stranger

planes and trains took you away 

were never ending 

chasing with no consequence 

your new obsession 

you always went alone 

you never trusted anyone 

how far will you go to forget where you’re from

oh god I always felt like you were such a stranger

and I know the farther you go I'll need you closer

oh god I always felt like you were such a stranger

from a tale of a life that I once called my own

with the fear that you'd escape

my contradiction

could this be a lesson learned or all for nothing 

oh will I ever feel what I felt with anyone

how far must I go to forget what I’ve done

and you wonder how you'd ever fathomed how you would be content 

would the places that you traveled to someday be filled with friends 

that you threw away back home and said you'd find them all again

would I just be just like them 

a replacement in the end

One Shot

he always found a way to make you say 

that it’s all your fault 

brings you to your knees 

watched you fall apart

dreaming of a life you could have lived

all the things you wish you never did

is there time to make it right

you've only got one shot

you'll never have to spend the night alone

you've only got one

I’m burying my face beneath the sheets 

just to block it out

the sound breaks through the walls

and fills up the house 

when you said you've lost it all before

couldn't pick yourself up off the floor

help me son, i need someone

to share a life equal as one

till death shows up and says it’s done

but what if you gave all your love

to someone who would waste it up

and on your knees you pray to have 

a life restart a better half

and i'm the one you call for help

but what if i am gone myself

you've only got one shot

you'll never have to spend the night alone

you've only got one

you only need me

Kid

I broke in your room to see you fall to the floor

your eyes rolled back as you reached your hand to the door

and I knew this place was not for me anymore

this is it kid listen up it’s time you prove yourself

so just hold on it’s all worth fighting for

and I know she's gone and I know you’re scared

but I need you now so you've gotta just hold on

it’s all worth fighting for

years will slip away if you just let them go by

you have to hit rock bottom before you open your eyes

and I hate to see you like this

I need you on my side

walk away my friend it’s not too late to make amends oh no

just try to comprehend she’d rather be all alone than pretend

this is it kid listen up it’s time you walk this plank

so untie the rope around your back before you fall in way too deep

Show Me

now you’ve got me

tied all up in knots 

telling me all of the stories that I hoped you once forgot 

can we pretend

try and make believe 

that the error of my ways will stay with me and won't repeat

I have my doubts 

guess you’ll never know 

show me what you can do 

how long will I wait to decide

show me what you can do 

I wasn’t worth it anyway 

there’s this metal key

hanging around my neck

and it hasn't moved an inch since the day before you left 

I say I can

but you know I won’t 

Is the one I gave to you still showing up when you come undone 

I have my doubts 

guess i’ll never know 

I wasn’t worth it anyway 

“if I’m the one will you decide?”

Molly’s Desk

we sit home and speak 

of a god we've never seen 

and wonder if he

watches when we sleep 

or when I looked on Molly's desk 

and copied her whole sheet 

and oh I know I'm young 

to speak with such disdain

an urgency   

so this is my confession 

I hope you listen 

will Saint Christopher bring me to my destination

and bring us all back home 

am I alive I almost feel it 

riding the waves of all my demons 

I'll drift away 

we dressed all in black 

momma wears her makeup dark 

and talks so softly 

“son one day you'll learn 

that everyone you know will leave 

never to return “

so this is my intention 

to break tradition 

could I give you myself to bring him back this instant 

and bring us all back home 

watched you fight with the darkness 

but you just couldn't win 

once so strong, full of power 

now fragile and thin 

I'll bring you back, oh I swear 

I can figure this out 

I know many have tried 

but I won't let you down

I'm not afraid of the man 

I read about in the books 

the one who takes you away 

if you end it too soon 

I'll turn the darkness on me 

I'll travel up through the wind 

and if they don't open the gates 

I'll break my way in

All The Moves We Make Are In The Dark

suppose i've fallen to the point of no return

would it mend by telling everyone I know what i've learned

lost perception from all directions 

take this as my last confession

are my hands to weak

to break the ties you make

one day you'll see

it’s the choice you make

ties you make

one day you'll see

that all the moves we make

are in the dark

suppose that all the words I wrote were all for you

would it mend by telling everyone you know

that it was true

lost connection from all intention

take this as my last confession

you’re searching for truth 

and it will fail you again