LYRICS

Ashes to Wood

Slow me down, trip me up
Hold me right, where i was
The night that we met
Don't let me get too far

Our best try to survive
Now looks more like suicide
But it's in the past
Can we go back to start again?

Come now we can build a new town
right where we stood, right where the old one stood
we let it burn down, but i know now
we can do better, we can turn ashes to wood

Rain to sun, rust to gold
From the wreckage comes the hope
Oh, can you tell me
You've ever felt so strong?

Faith from tears, dawn from dusk
Through the smoke we'll find love
It might be hidden
But i know that it's not gone
It's not gone

Come now we can build a new town
Right where we stood, right where the old one stood
We let it burn down, but i know now
We can do better, we can turn ashes to wood

Slow me down, trip me up
Hold me right, where i was
Slow me down, trip me up
Hold me right, where i was

Come now we can build a new town
Right where we stood, right where the old one stood
We let it burn down, but i know now
We can do better, we can turn ashes to wood...


That String

You carry pink balloons
To help you lift your shoes
When the lifting gets too hard
I know you could soar
If you walk out that door
I promise you'll go far

It's hard to win if you're afraid of losing
All you gotta, all you gotta do is

Let go of that string
You don't need anything to hold you up
You are strong enough
Just wave goodbye
To that dot in the sky
Sorry to spoil the surprise
But you're gonna be just fine

But the wind's blowing tonight
And that ribbon's pulling tight
When trouble comes to call
And all that you thought would ground
Is just tying you down
Sometimes it's good to fall

Cause one, two. three you'll be back up again
Better off, oh better off from where you've been

Let go of that string
You don't need anything to hold you up
You are strong enough
Just wave goodbye
To that dot in the sky
Sorry to spoil the surprise
But you're gonna be just fine

Take a breath and let it out
Take a step, don't turn around
Let is loose with all you got
Take a needle, hear it pop!

Let go of that string
You don't need anything to hold you up
You are strong enough
Just wave goodbye
To that dot in the sky
Sorry to spoil the surprise
But you're gonna be just fine


Phoenix

Your words fall as softly as a bomb
And I survey the damage after you're gone
Your words fall as lightly as a brick
And I wish I hadn't walked right under it

Your eyes warm me like a house of snow
And I spent months shivering, wondering why I'm cold
Your eyes are cozy like a kitchen knife
And I wish I hadn't cut myself so many times

Ooohhh....

Your hands hold me like a slip 'n slide
And I think I deserve a safer places to hide
Your hands comfort me just like a gun
And I wish that I had been brave enough to run

Ooooh...

I need somebody who loves me
I need somebody who loves me more
I need somebody who loves me more
Than half of the time
I need somebody who loves me
I need somebody who loves me more
I need somebody who loves me more
Than some of the time

Your love saved me like a broken raft
And I clung steady like I wanted to sink fast
Your love saved me like a wild flame
But I won't lie with the ashes you laid
No I will rise strong than yesterday


Little Rose

I found a little rose
Pretty as could be
But I left it there for someone
Who could love it more than me

I found a little rose
I said how do you do?
But I left there for someone
Who'd be there to help it bloom

Cause there are better hands
See what better hands can do
There are better hands
And I want the best for you

My love was buried in the ocean
But I was high above that sea
You were stranded waiting
Somewhere in between

Oh you walked me to that chapel
But I came back out alone
If they ask why did I leave
Tell them that it kills me to go

But there are better hands
See what better hands can do
There are better hands
And I want the best for you

I found a little rose
Pretty as could be
But I left it there for someone
Who could love it more than me


Going Home

Dorothy has left and gone away
The birds are flying toward a northern bay
The tired faces slowly file off the plane
Where do they go?
They're going home

A top hat and a woolen scarf
Are lying where the snowman stood in my front yard
I hope that where you want to be is where you are
And when you go
You're going home

Maybe I was quick to leave the only place that I've known love
And maybe I will never see anywhere that makes me feel so much

Pieces of promises and dreams
Are piled up like dirty dishes in the sink
I look around and I don't recognize I thing
Where can I go?
I'm going home

Maybe I was quick to leave the only place that I've known love
And maybe I will never reach the other side that's green and lush

The kitchen smells like pumpkin pie
My sister laughs so hard that tears fill up her eyes
We're drinking coco and there's kids playing outside
While it snows
That's going home

When that home is far away
And loneliness has got me wishing I had stayed
I close my eyes and I am right back in that place
And when I go
When I go
I'm going home

 

 

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LYRICS

Kind of Brave

Words onto a notebook page
With hearts, I hope you'll read someday
So easily I write them down
They fly, never touch the ground
The sweetest air, it holds them up
It holds me up, you know

You make me that kind of brave
Like love letters on paper planes
I let 'em go
I'm letting go
And all my worries drift away
Like love letters on paper planes
I let 'em go
I'm letting go

A yellow kite floats in the breeze
I run with grass stains on my knees
I'm skipping stones, climbing rocks
So unafraid of falling off
The sweetest air, it holds me up
It's holding us, you know

You make me that kind of brave
Like love letters on paper planes
I let 'em go
I'm letting go
And all my worries drift away
Like love letters on paper planes
I let 'em go
I'm letting go

I'm letting go, I'm letting go
I'm letting go of all the cares
The years have taught me should be there
I'm letting go
It's just a sunny afternoon
There's nothing we can't do

Cause you make me that kind of brave
Like love letters on paper planes
I let 'em go
I'm letting go
And all my worries drift away
Like love letters on paper planes
I let 'em go
I'm letting go
I'm letting go
I'm letting go


The Girl Who Used to Live Here

I lie here, cheek against the hardwood floor
These torn-up flowers are all I've got
I cry here, even though I knew before
I think I knew you loved me not

I stare back, I stare back in disbelief
At the footprints in my wake
Today I smashed, smashed a mirror on my knee
Cause it lied and said I haven't changed

But the girl who used to live here in these bones
She knew who to let love her and who just to let go
And the girl who used to live here in these bones
She knew that you weren't good for her, but I just didn't know
How to..

Say goodbye, I will say goodbye
Like I mean it, like I mean it this time
I will say goodbye, I will say goodbye
Like I believe it, like I believe I finally got something right

The years slipped and with them went my best
All my pieces that were good
And how I wish I could blame you for this theft
But I gave you everything you took

The girl who used to live here in these bones
She cared enough to leave here when your alibis would start
And the girl who used to live here in these bones
She cared enough to look out for the back side of her heart
And..

Say goodbye, I will say goodbye
Like I mean it, like I mean it this time
I will say goodbye, I will say goodbye
Like I believe it, like I believe I finally got something right

Oh, yeah I've got something right

The girl who used to live here in these bones
It was so hard for her to love you, now it's hard for me to stop
And the girl who used to live here in these bones
It was so hard for her to love, but I'm ready now to stop

And say goodbye, I will say goodbye
Now I'm leaving and I believe I finally got something right


NOTHING FAIR ABOUT A FAIRYTALE

There's nothing fair about a fairytale
Somebody wins somebody's born to fail
And who's to say only the good prevail
There's nothing fair about it
There's nothing fair about it

Somebody told me once upon a time
There was an evil witch serving time
She poisoned fruit and put young girls to sleep
So she deserves a life of misery
But no one ever tells her side
No one ever wonders why
No they'll never know why

There's nothing fair about a fairytale
Somebody wins somebody's born to fail
And who's to say only the good prevail
There's nothing fair about it
There's nothing fair about it

Maybe the young witch dreamed she'd fall in love
But life burned her every time she touched
Maybe her one mistake got out of hand
Temptation struck and now she's damned
And no one ever seems to care
No one sees we've all been there
Yeah we've all been there

There's nothing fair about a fairytale
Somebody wins somebody's born to fail
And who's to say only the good prevail
There's nothing fair about it
There's nothing fair about it

Some frogs weren't mine to kiss
Some stories weren't mine to win
No one will ever know where I've been
No they'll never know why

There's nothing fair about a fairytale
Somebody wins somebody's born to fail
And who's to say only the good prevail
There's nothing fair about it
There's nothing fair about it

I'm feeling like it's all my fault
I'm burning at the stake of it all
I guess the hero all depends
On where the story starts and ends

There's nothing fair about it
There's nothing fair about it
There's nothing fair about it


THE DOOR

One two three four
One step two more
Slow and steady, I walk to the door

Objects in motion stay in motion
I'm a drop of water lost inside an ocean
You're an anchor, my almost savior
But I'm used to running from safety to danger
And I don't know how to stop my fate
Near the ending of the plank

One two three four
One step two more
Slow and steady I walk to the door
Five six seven
I keep treading
I don't know what I am moving toward
I don't think happiness is on the other side of this
But I've tried to dig my heels into the floor
But you can't stop a wave from crashing on the shore

The sand's a blanket of glass and laced with
Shards of loneliness for me to lay with
Still I'm running, a harsh homecoming
Do I take comfort in the pain or in the numbing?
I built up my own prison cell
I don't know how to save myself

One two three four
One step two more
Slow and steady I walk to the door
Five six seven
I keep treading
I don't know what I am moving toward
I don't think happiness is on the other side of this
But I've tried to dig my heels into the floor
But you can't stop a wave from crashing on the shore

Oooooooh

I am crashing, crashing, crashing down
I am crashing, crashing, crashing down
I am crashing, crashing, crashing down
I need the man up in the moon
The man in the moon to pull me out
Pull me out

One two three four
One step two more
Slow and steady, I walk to the door