Better way

written by Drew McDowell

 

VERSE 1

You’re passed out with your shoes still on and you can’t accept the fact

You don’t have to live this way. Nobody’s gotta live this way

The cat’s out, and I’m up all night trying to get the damn thing back

There’s really nothing I can say to get you to change something

CHORUS

I said I think you’re dying my friend. You’ve gotta learn to live again

It feels like I’m watching you drown, but you will never take my hand

You can try and pretend that this is what everyone’s doing

But not everyone needs to escape to find a solution

BRIDGE

Your hope is fading your faith is waning

You’re testing your will again

Your hands are shaking you’re wondering lately

Where your power went

VERSE 2

I know you love her, but you don’t know if you can ever let her go

You say it’s under control but she’s running the show

Hey my brother I know you’re doing your best facing the bitch alone

But your best is shit. You’re gonna get locked up or die or quit

CHORUS

I said I think you’re dying my friend. You’ve gotta learn to live again

It feels like I’m watching you drown, but you will never take my hand

You can try and pretend that this is what everyone’s doing

But not everyone needs to escape to find a solution. There’s a better way x2

BRIDGE

Your hands are shaking you’re wondering lately

Where your power went

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

CHORUS

I said I think you’re dying my friend. You’ve gotta learn to live again

It feels like I’m watching you drown, but you will never take my hand

You can try and pretend that this is what everyone’s doing

But not everyone needs to escape to find a solution. There’s a better way



THE HORDE

written by Juanillo Chavis

 

VERSE 1

Looking outward through my window

I see the sunset in the sky

Driving faster in my vehicle

I see the cars they’re passing me by


Chorus

I wish I could see my life through different eyes, I’d give myself a break

Appear it was all worked out and not all show on my face

With a revolution comes new days, I can feel my weary brain

I feel it start to drain


VERSE 2

Driving faster now I’m singing

My friend Crezcenzo’s songs to the sky

Screaming voices, “Time for dinner!”

I see them all they’re standing by


REPEAT CHORUS

I wish I could see my life through different eyes, I’d give myself a break

Appear it was all worked out and not all show on my face

With a revolution comes new days, I can feel my weary brain

I feel it start to drain (Start to drain)


BRIDGE

Oooh yeah yeah ohh x2

Will this ever change or will it all fall apart?

The chance to rid it all away the poisoned mess from whence it came

When the horde surrounds you will your instincts come awake?

Forget the heroic stance that would give you your escape

It’s not hard to see, that if you want to succeed, you just have to be

The one who survives


[Instrumental Breakdown]



Cause & Effect

written by Meg Gildehaus

 

VERSE 1

If you broke my heart more importantly I think you’d break my mind

All remains of sanity are lost in sharp shards of glass to find

And if you broke my mind more importantly I think you’d break my bones

Cause without a brain how could my body know where it should go

CHORUS

So don’t you go breaking my heart please

There aren’t many things that I can’t take

But one thing that’ll always bring me down like an old tree is when

People say things they don’t mean

VERSE 2

If you broke my bones more importantly I think you’d break my home

With a broken body I’d be stuck with no place for me to go

And without a home where would I go to rest my weary soul

You know a tired soul can’t give back to the world that made it whole

CHORUS

So don’t you go breaking my heart please

There aren’t many things that I can’t take

But one thing that’ll always bring me down like an old tree is when

People say things they don’t mean

Ahh ooh x2

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

CHORUS

But one thing that’ll always bring me down like an old tree is when

People say things they don’t mean



Dedicated (every little thing)

written by Drew McDowell

 

VERSE 1

When I awake and I’m pushed up against the wall

No bed, no covers, no my baby took it all cause she’s all rolled up tight

Every little thing she does, she does it right

When my life is filled with all of these clamors in the age of forgetting what really matters

Her love makes my burden light

Every little thing my baby’s gonna be alright


CHORUS

I wanna be around again and again

I just can’t argue with the law of attraction

VERSE 2

I get a smile and a nod even when I’m wrong

We don’t see eye to eye

It won’t take long for me to swallow my pride

Everything is cool my baby no need to fight

REPEAT CHORUS

I wanna be around again and again

I just can’t argue with the law of attraction

OUTRO

Ooh x3

Every little thing she does she does it right



friendsong

written by Drew McDowell

 

VERSE 1

One-ee-and-uh two-ee-and-uh

Here we go now

I’ve got a friend who lives down in the valley

He’s got a friend who lives by the sea

We took a trip. We went down to the pacific

Got to know that friend and now we make three

VERSE 2

I’ve got this friend that lives in tornado alley

Met him the forest of Humboldt County

Ain't nothing better than knocking out the minutes

When you are in good company

And there’s so many more good people to meet

So many more good people to meet

CHORUS

I’m a friend of a friend of a friend to another

Coming in and going out from life to life

Son to a sister brother to a mother

If you don’t know the way there’s a friend that just might

VERSE 3

You’ve got a friend in me x2

You got troubles and I’ve got em too

There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do for you

We stick together we can make it through

Yeah you’ve got a friend in me

CHORUS

I cherish every single friend that I’m given

Learning bout them and even more about me

Yeah we’ve all got this one thing in common

It’s here and it’s now so let’s make it easy




Lost and lonely

by Meg Gildehaus

 

VERSE 1

To get my mind off all the war never knowing what’s in store

I took a walk among the trees and I thought about my king

I said don’t worry about me I’ll only be gone a little while

And I will write to you every day, dear I love you and you know I’ll be home

PRE CHORUS

So don’t go anywhere without me

Please stay I will be back for you, you will see

CHORUS

I am a king without my queen

And wandering the seas

A king without my queen

Lost and lonely royalty

I’m missing my, missing my

VERSE 2

I read a letter that she wrote faded gray and a year old

As I looked out across the sea I thought about my queen

I said don’t worry about me I take care of our home

The castle garden is nearly blooming it makes me feel less all alone oh my love

PRE CHORUS

Come home when you’re done with the sea

And stay please I need you right here next to me

CHORUS

I am a queen without my king

And wandering the seas

A queen without my king

Lost and lonely royalty

I’m missing my, missing my

INSTRUMENTAL

OUTRO

I said don’t worry about me

I take care of our home/ I’ll only be gone a little while

The castle garden is nearly blooming/ I will write to you every day

Ooh

Come home x4