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Brand New Eyes

CAREFUL

I settled down a twisted up frown
Disguised as a smile, well
You would have never known

I had it all
But, not what I wanted
’cause hope for me was a place uncharted and overgrown

You’d make your way in
I’d resist you just like this

You can’t tell me to feel
The truth never set me free
So, I did it myself

You can’t be too careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won’t come any closer
You’ve got to reach out a little more
More
More
More, more

Open your eyes
Like I opened mine
It’s only the real world.
A life you will never know

Shifting your weight
To throw off the pain
Well you can ignore it
But only for so long

You look like I did
You resist me just like this

You can’t tell me to heal
And it hurts remembering
How it felt to shut down

You can’t be too careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won’t come any closer
You’ve got to reach out a little more
More
More
More, more

The truth never set me free
The truth never set me free
The truth never set me free
So, I’ll do it myself

You can’t be too careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won’t come any closer
You’ve got to reach out

Can’t be too careful anymore
When all that is waiting for you
Won’t come any closer
You’ve got to reach out
More
More
More
More, more


IGNORANCE

If I’m a bad person, you don’t like me
Well, I guess I’ll make my own way
It’s a circle, a mean cycle
I can’t excite you anymore

Where’s your gavel? Your jury?
What’s my offense this time?
You’re not a judge but if you’re gonna judge me
Well, sentence me to another life

Don’t wanna hear your sad songs
I don’t wanna feel your pain
When you swear it’s all my fault
‘Cause you know we’re not the same
No, we’re not the same, oh, we’re not the same

Yeah, The friends who stuck together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can’t accept that the change is good
It’s good, it’s good

Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it’s nice to meet you, sir
I guess I’ll go, I best be on my way out

You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it’s nice to meet you, sir
I guess I’ll go, I best be on my way out

Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend

This is the best thing that could’ve happened
Any longer, and I wouldn’t have made it
It’s not a war, no, it’s not a rapture
I’m just a person, but you can’t take it

The same tricks that, that once fooled me
They won’t get you anywhere
I’m not the same kid from your memory
Well, now I can fend for myself

Don’t wanna hear your sad songs
I don’t wanna feel your pain
When you swear it’s all my fault
‘Cause you know we’re not the same
No, we’re not the same, oh, we’re not the same

Yeah, we used to stick together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can’t accept that the change is good
It’s good, it’s good

Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it’s nice to meet you, sir
Well, I guess I’ll go, I best be on my way out

You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it’s nice to meet you, sir
Well, I guess I’ll go, I best be on my way out

Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend

Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it’s nice to meet you, sir
Well, I guess I’ll go, I best be on my way out

You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it’s nice to meet you, sir
I guess I’ll go, I best be on my way out


PLAYING GOD

Can’t make my own decisions
Or make any with precision
Well maybe you should tie me up
So I don’t go where you don’t want me

You say that I’ve been changing
That I’m not just simply aging
Yeah how could that be logical?
Just keep on cramming ideas down my throat

You don’t have to believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
Or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I’ll point you to the mirror

If God’s the game that you’re playing
Well we must get more acquainted
Because it has to be so lonely
To be the only one who’s holy

It’s just my humble opinion
But it’s one that I believe in
You don’t deserve a point of view
If the only thing you see is you

You don’t have to believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
Or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I’ll point you to the mirror

This is the last second chance
(I’ll point you to the mirror)
I’m half as good as it gets
(I’ll point you to the mirror)
I’m on both sides of the fence
(I’ll point you to the mirror)
Without a hint of regret
I’ll hold you to it

I know you don’t believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
Or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I’ll point you to the mirror

I know you won’t believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
Or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I’ll point you to the mirror


BRICK BY BORING BRICK

She lives in a fairy tale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of a world that she’s left behind
It’s all about the exposure the lens I told her
The angles are all wrong now
She’s ripping wings off of butterflies

Keep your feet on the ground
When your head’s in the clouds
Well go get your shovel
And we’ll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we’ll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

Ba da ba ba da ba ba da

So one day he found her crying
Coiled up on the dirty ground
Her prince finally came to save her
And the rest you can figure out
But it was a trick
And the clock struck twelve
Well make sure to build your house brick by boring brick
Or the wolf’s gonna blow it down

Keep your feet on the ground
When your head’s in the clouds

Well go get your shovel
And we’ll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we’ll dig a deep hole
We’ll bury the castle, bury the castle

Oh whoa oh whoa oh whoa oh whoa

Well you built up a world of magic
Because your real life is tragic
Yeah you built up a world of magic

If it’s not real
You can’t hold it in your hand
You can’t feel it with your heart
And I won’t believe it
But if it’s true
You can see it with your eyes
Oh, even in the dark
And that’s where I want to be, yeah

Go get your shovel
And we’ll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we’ll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

[2x]
Ba da ba ba da ba ba da
Ba da ba ba ba da ba ba
Ba da ba ba da ba ba da
Ba da ba ba ba ba ba ba


TURN IT OFF

I scraped my knees while I was praying
And found a demon in my safest haven
Seems like it’s getting harder to believe in anything
Than just to get lost in all my selfish thoughts

I wanna know what it’d be like
To find perfection in my pride
To see nothing in the light
But turn it off in all my spite, in all my spite
I’ll turn it off

And the worst part is, before it gets any better
We’re headed for a cliff
And in the free fall I will realize that
I’m better off when I hit the bottom

The tragedy, it seems unending
I’m watching everyone I looked up to breaking, bending
We’re taking shortcuts and false solutions
Just to come out the hero

Well I can see behind the curtain
The wheels are cranking turning
It’s all wrong the way we’re working
Towards a goal, that’s non-existent, it’s non-existent
But we just keep believing

And the worst part is, before it gets any better
We’re headed for a cliff
And in the free fall I will realize
I’m better off when I hit the bottom

I wanna know what it’d be like
To find perfection in my pride
To see nothing in the light
But turn it off in all my spite, in all my spite
I’ll turn it off
Just turn it off

Again
Again, again

And the worst part is, before it gets any better
We’re headed for a cliff
And in the free fall I will realize
I’m better off when I hit the bottom

And the worst part is, before it gets any better
We’re headed for a cliff
Then in the free fall I will realize
I’m better off when I hit the bottom


THE ONLY EXCEPTION

When I was younger I saw my daddy cry
And curse at the wind.
He broke his own heart and I watched
As he tried to reassemble it.

And my momma swore
That she would never let herself forget.
And that was the day that I promised
I’d never sing of love if it does not exist.

But darling,
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.

Maybe I know somewhere deep in my soul
That love never lasts.
And we’ve got to find other ways to make it alone.
Or keep a straight face.

And I’ve always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance.
And up until now I have sworn to myself
That I’m content with loneliness.

Because none of it was ever worth the risk.

Well you are the only exception.
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.

I’ve got a tight grip on reality,
But I can’t let go of what’s in front of me here.
I know you’re leaving in the morning when you wake up.
Leave me with some kind of proof it’s not a dream.
Oh-oh-oh-ohhh.

You are the only exception. [4x]

You are the only exception. [4x]

And I’m on my way to believing.
Oh, and I’m on my way to believing.


FEELING SORRY

 
We still live in the same town, well, don’t we?
But I don’t see you around anymore.
I go to all the same places
Not even a trace of you.
Your days are numbered at 24.

And I’m getting bored waiting ’round for you.
We’re not getting any younger.
And I won’t look back ’cause there’s no use.
It’s time to move forward.

I feel no sympathy.
You live inside a cave
You barely get by, the rest of us are trying
There’s no need to apologize
I’ve got no time for feeling sorry.

Well, I try not to think of what might happen.
When your reality it finally cuts through.
Well, as for me I got out and I’m on the road.
The worst part is that this, this could be you.

You know it, too.
You can’t run from your shame.
You’re not getting any younger.
Time keeps passing by
But you wave it away.
It’s time to roll over.

I feel no sympathy.
You live inside a cave.
You barely get by, the rest of us are trying.
There’s no need to apologize
I’ve got no time for feeling sorry.

And all the best lies
They are told with fingers tied.
So cross ‘em tight.
Won’t you promise me tonight
If it’s the last thing you do
You’ll get out.

I feel no sympathy.
You live inside a cave.
You barely get by, the rest of us are trying.
There’s no need to apologize
Got no time, got no time.

I feel no sympathy.
You live inside a cave.
You barely get by, the rest of us are trying.
There’s no need to apologize
I’ve got no time.
I’ve got no time for feeling sorry.
I’ve got no time for feeling sorry.


LOOKING UP

Things are looking up
Oh, finally
I thought I’d never see the day
When you’d smile at me

We always pull through
Oh, when we try
I’m always wrong
But you’re never right
Oh, you’re never right

Honestly, can you believe
We crossed the world while it’s asleep?
I’d never trade it in
‘Cause I’ve always wanted this and
It’s not a dream anymore, no
It’s not a dream anymore
It’s worth fighting for

Could have given up so easily
I was a few cheap shots away
From the end of me

Taken for granted
Almost everything
That I would have died for
Just yesterday
Just yesterday

Honestly, can you believe
We crossed the world while it’s asleep?
I’d never trade it in
‘Cause I’ve always wanted this and
It’s not a dream anymore, no
It’s not a dream anymore
It’s worth fighting for

God knows the world doesn’t need another band
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
But what a waste it would’ve been
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
I can’t believe we almost hung it up
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
We’re just getting started
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh, oh

Honestly, can you believe
We crossed the world while it’s asleep?
I’d never trade it in
‘Cause I’ve always wanted this and
It’s not a dream anymore, no
It’s not a dream anymore, no, oh
It’s not a dream anymore, no, oh
It’s not a dream anymore
It’s worth fighting for

I can’t believe we almost hung it up
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
We’re just getting started
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
I can’t believe we almost hung it up
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
We’re just getting started
Yeah, we’re just getting started


WHERE THE LINES OVERLAP

Give me attention
I need it now
Too much distance
To measure it out
Out loud
Tracing patterns across a personal map
And making pictures where the lines overlap
Where the lines overlap

No one is as lucky as us
We’re not at the end but oh we already won
No one is as lucky as us
Is as lucky as us

Call me over
Tell me how you got so far
Never making a single sound
I’m not used to it but I can learn
Nothing to it
I’ve never been happier
I’ve never been happier

No one is as lucky as us
We’re not at the end but oh we already won
No one is as lucky as us
Is as lucky as us

Now I’ve got a feeling
If I sang this loud enough
You would sing it back to me
I’ve got a feeling
If I sang this loud enough
You would sing it back to me
I’ve got a feeling
I’ve got a feeling
You would sing it back to me
You would sing it back to me

No one is as lucky as us
We’re not at the end but oh we already won
No one is as lucky as us
Is as lucky as us
Is as lucky as us


MISGUIDED GHOSTS

I’m going away for a while
But I’ll be back
Don’t try and follow me
‘Cause I’ll return as soon as possible
See, I’m trying to find my place
But it might not be here where I feel safe

We all learn to make mistakes
And run from them, from them
With no direction
We’ll run from them, from them
With no conviction

‘Cause I’m just one of those ghosts
Travelin’ endlessly
Don’t need no roads
In fact, they follow me
And we just go in circles

And now I’m told that this is life
That pain is just a simple compromise
So we can get what we want out of it

Would someone care to classify?
Our broken hearts and twisted minds
So I can find someone to rely on
And run to them, to them
Full speed ahead
Oh, you are not useless
We are just

Misguided ghosts
Travelin’ endlessly
The ones we trusted the most
Pushed us far away
And there’s no one road
We should not be the same
But I’m just a ghost
And still they echo me
They echo me in circles


ALL I WANTED
Think of me when you’re out
When you’re out there
I’ll beg you nice from my knees
And when the world treats you way too fairly
Well it’s a shame I’m a dream

All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you

I think I’ll pace my apartment a few times
And fall asleep on the couch
Wake up early to black and white reruns
That escape from my mouth

All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you

I could follow you to the beginning
Just to relive the start
Maybe then we’d remember to slow down
At all of our favorite parts

All I wanted was you

All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you