FOOL IN ME

Take a moment and breathe it in
Take a moment, confess my sin
It's still beautiful, yeah, it's still beautiful
You got the fool in me...
You got me on my knees... begging please
Let it be

In all the beauty and all the pain, can't say I regret a thing
I can finally feel the peace washing over me
You got the fool in me...
I'm finally setting free
fools like me

I toss and I turn for this road I have burned
But there's something I can't escape
All the things in your life that you want but you have

You can always run,
But there's still something in the way that your eyes meet mine...

THE BITTER END

What makes a man need a woman on her knees?
You pound your chest so you can get what you please,
Lock the door, find her sick on the floor and you're ready to go,
Better keep this between you and me, so no one will know,

Well I'm a bit angry, and I'm a bit harder now I know
But I'm not giving up my soul,
And I'll defend it
To the bitter end,

What makes a man need to put his woman down?
Are you scared to death that she won't like what she's found?
Seperate, and alienate her and you muffle her voice,
It's just you and me now, so don't bother to make any noise,

Well I'm a bit angry, and I'm a bit harder now I know
But I'm not giving up my soul,
And I'll defend it
To the bitter end,
My freedom is the only thing I know,
And I'll defend it
To the bitter end...

LOVE + MUSIC

Hold her and kiss her
Guess that it feels good for now,
But music is better -
Music is safer somehow,

'Cause it'll never leave you, and it'll never die
It won't betray you, and it'll never lie,
You can control it, and it can be made,
It's just like water, fluid in every way,
Isn't it safer than falling in love?

Feel her soul,
And tell her there's no one quite like her,
But music is better,
Music is safer now I know,

'Cause it'll never leave you, and it'll never die
It won't betray you, and it'll never lie,
You can control it, and it can be made,
It's just like water, fluid in every way,
Isn't it safe? Isn't it safe?
Isn't it safer than falling in love?
 

FORGET THE GLOOM

Saw you last night, you were beautiful,
So healthy and strong,
You held your people as the world came tumbling down,
And I was there...

Trying to find forgiveness here on a Sunday afternoon,
Some of us shine so brightly, we tend to get confused,
Can I confess, my soul's a mess

Did you make your mind up darling?
Or will I see you again?
But dreams are sweeter than reality,
What I needed to, I have said,

Trying to find forgiveness here on a Sunday afternoon,
Some of us shine so brightly, we tend to get confused,
Can I confess, my soul's a mess

And if you left this place, did you find somewhere you fit?
Does it finally make sense, and do you shine for them?

Trying to find forgiveness here on a Sunday afternoon,
Some of us shine so brightly, we tend to get confused,
Can I confess, my soul's a mess

Well it looks like heaven,
but this hell is what you're looking for,
And they smile so sweetly
Even as they hold you to the floor,

Oh well -
You wanted something sweeter?
 

YOUNG LOVERS

I am alone, I am not lonely,
They fire and the peace, they consume me,
I am listening to the sound...

I am listening to the sound of young lovers
Caught up in their ways,
I fear to say
There will be hell to pay,
Young Lovers
With so much left to say,
I hesitate,
I have myself to blame...

Some trade passion for comfort,
But something inside will not let her
I am listening to the sound...

I am listening to the sound of young lovers
Caught up in their ways,
I fear to say
There will be hell to pay,
Young Lovers
With so much left to say,
I hesitate,
I have myself to blame...
 

EXTRAORDINARY LIVES

Road block - blockades and the 4th of July,
He's dropping bombs with your name
When you wanted to fly,
It doesn't matter what you say
I'm never going away,
Some can be so cruel
But don't you lose your cool,

We live extraordinary lives
Singing our way through the traffic and the lies,
People can judge where we go
Really what do they know?
We live extraordinary lives

Human errors making tears
But there's always a light,
You stand in awe of the ones
That you thought they were right,
Don't bother living in fear
All we need is right here,
You're the bravest girl I know
Never afraid to let your heart show,

We live extraordinary lives
Singing our way through the traffc and the lies,
They can judge where we go
Really what do they know?
We live extraordinary lives...

HEART OF THIS MAN

I watch you walk away, and I'm coming out of my skin,
Because you'll never know how my heart wants to let you in,
But you're not giving in,
Summer fades,
And still you were on my mind,
'Cause there's something you left behind
That doesn't let me go,

How will I get to the heart of this man?
You better get what you can,
How did I fall so hard?
You can surprise who you are,

I still hear your words
Seeping into my skin,
And it's already started again
For the final time...

How will I get to the heart of this man?
You better get what you can,
How did I fall so hard?
You can surprise who you are,

WASTING TIME

I've been hanging on your words,
Million dollar phrases tangled up in verse,
If you'd like some company
Put your feet up on the dash and come with me,

'Cause tonight
We have to be nowhere,
Just take flight,
When there's something in the air
You just might forget what isn't fair,
And I dont mind wasting time with you...

I'm a certain cup of tea,
My ideas don't fit necessarily,
Open up your mind and breathe,
This could be something well withing our reach,

Tonight
We have to be nowhere,
Just take flight,
When there's something in the air
You just might forget what isn't fair,
And I dont mind wasting time with you...

RUSH IN

Been here before,
The words won't come but somehow
There's more,
Been so long since you've been here,
Slowly sterilizing my soul,

I wanna give in,
Just to mean it again,
Just to mean it,
To be open again,
And let the color...
Rush in

I'm not cynical, no, no,
I just think I need sometime alone,
I can't be everything to everyone,
Oh this girl is coming undone,

Just to mean it again,
Just to mean it,

Darling, don't let me go (x3)

I wanna give in,
Just to mean it again,
Just to mean it,
To be open again,
And let the color...
Rush in

WINTER

Doors are closing and I'm shutting in
I've been waiting for you to begin,
I'll be patient while you take your time
Seems I've been running and lost track of the light,

Time makes a better woman
I'm waiting for my turn,
So fine, if you got the matches -
Got some bridges we can burn,

Need to spend some time in the space in between
Shut my mouth and hear the message waiting,
Need to break me down

Time makes a better woman
I'm waiting for my turn,
So fine, if you got the matches -
Got some bridges we can burn...

ANY WAY

If only tonight
We got it right,
And we said all that we're feeling inside,
I know I'm strong
And I get along just fine,
But it's harder than I thought it would be...

Any way you want it, that's the way it goes,
And if you change your mind,
Then darling let me know,

If only tonight...
If only tonight
We got it right,
And we let all our fears pass us by,
Darling it's strong how we get along so fine,
And it's better than I thought it would be,

Any way we want it, that's the way it goes,
And if we change our minds, then don't be scared to show,
Any way we want it....

PENCIL AND PAPER

You know me so well,
I know I tell my secrets too soon,
Clearly you can't sell,
I guess I'll have to figure this out,

Pencil and paper will capture the faces
In this journey of our souls,
Alternate breathing - wandering and waiting
How this story will unfold,

Taking a break from
This marathon of love I've run,
Hitting the pavement,
This heart's all tangled up and worn,

Pencil and paper will capture an angel
That I just could not forget,
Alternate breathing - wandering and hating
How this story got so old,

I feel you by my side,
Pencil and paper will capture an angel
That I just could not forget...

OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG

I don't need much,
Just this smile on my face,
Words that I can speak with you
Making my heart just race,
This may seem like a dream,
'Cause I've waited so long to come to a place
To write a love song,

And all the words you speak to me
I'm keeping in my memory,
It's never been quite like this,
And all things that I had hoped that I would live to see,
But I've never seen...
Beauty like this

I've come a long way,
Rarely you can find a friend
That reaches your soul,
And I love the way you're moving me
With every breath you let go,
Fluid is the air we breathe,
I am right here at home,
I promise to take care with this,
I swear this is only for some,

And all the words you speak to me
I'm keeping in my memory,
It's never been quite like this,
And all the things that I had hoped that I would live to see,
But I've never seen...
Beauty like this

I've come along way...

BIGGER AND BRIGHTER

Billboards catch our eyes,
2 and 2 make 5 with our TV eyes,
Soaking up our minds

Bigger and brighter,
In this space, I want more,
Bigger and brighter,

Images I see medicating me,
Do you think I could be just like the girls on TV?

Bigger and brighter,
I want more,
Bigger and brighter...

CONFESSIONS

Close the door, she's gone for good,
She had every demon that she could,
It's ok, 'cause now she's gone,
Lick her wounds and carry on,
Even now, she hears
The fading echoes of her fears

Shut your mouth,
Did you think that your love could fix everything?
Yes I did, yes I did,
Shut your mouth,
Did you think that this place could hold everything?
Yes I did, yes I did,

Hold your breath and count to 3,
It's only us babe, follow me,
A tongue aflame and heart on fire,
She's tired of walking on this wire,
You held on with all your might,
Don't let go, she just might tske flight,

Shut your mouth,
It's ok - say what you'll say,
'Cause she's gonna shine anyway,

Shut your mouth,
Did you think that your words could conquer me?
Guess you did,
Shut your mouth,
Did you think this girl would accept defeat?\
Gues you did...

ARE YOU READY?

Life is a strange thing,
We rearrange things to make the pieces fit,
Haven't you notiiced,
This is the coldest that its been in years?
I don't recall anyone following the way back home,
So medicated, we get seperated
From all the things we know...

Are you ready for a change?
'Cause I've been calling out your name,

How many things does a human need
To make their life complete?
And they'll never tell you
What they can't sell you is true joy and peace,
We want it all - but its not to satisfy,
Who's religion you buying?
And who's crucifying for the bottom line,

Are you ready for a change?
'Cause I've been calling out your name

Well, it's funny what people say
"Close your eyes, or look the other way."
If it's easier for you,
All the things money can buy
Guaranteed to satisfy,

Well I've been in this thing for too long now...
 

CLEAN

Somewhere in my reason why
I forgot to see the price,
It's a hard lesson to learn,
And all the things I wanted to escape
They just come and slap me in the face,

It's a hard lesson to learn,
It comes out in the wash,
But I've gotts come clean here...

We can talk of things that don't apply,
Pretend that everything is all right,
But I'm burning inside,
Scenario's are running through my head,
Think of all the things I should've said,

Hard to learn,
It comes out in the wash,
But I've gotta come clean here,

I'll bear my soul and I'll let it go,
Don't wanna grow old regreting my life,

Hard lesson to learn,
It comes out in the wash,
But I've gotta come clean here...

HOW FAR

Anytime it lays hold of you,
Anytime it keeps falling through,
I know we all go through it,
Remember this -
Spiritual bliss is all we need,

Anytime it seems you can't choose,
Could you feel the love pur all over you?
We know, we're searching for it,
No matter how hard we try to deny it...

So if you ever needed someone just to hear you,
Let me be the one to open  up and receive you,
'Cause no matter how far, you're always here

Anytime it's too much for you,
This kindred soul would lay their hands on you,
So telephone, or even on my doorstep,
We know there's something to this...

PRETTY

Pick up pretty now,
Pick up pretty, 'cause the boys and girls are all waiting,
Pick up pretty now,
Pick up someone who will make you feel beautiful,

I know I'm beautiful,
With or without someone on me,
They don't see you like I do,
Look in the eyes of a radiant soul,

Pick up pretty now,
Pick up someone who is worth your attention,
Pick up someone who is worth your affection,

I know, I know,
But there's something 'bout the way he moves me,
They don't know me like you do,
Something so honest and true about you...

I'M READY TO GO NOW

I found a place today in the sun,
Found a life outside this web that I have spun,
And all the things that I thought would come undone,
They're still here,
I never thought that I could love so purely
In all the evil things my heart can be,
You don't know, would you mind,
Would you care what I'm thinking?

That I'm ready to go now,
I have to go now,
I'd love to stay, but I can't stay here,

All the words we speak, they sing a melody,
And they will echo in myheart eternally,
'Cause friends like us are rare,
You must know I'm still here,
I never though that it could touch so deeply
Into a place I thought was dead for sure,
I hope you know who you love,
Where you go, I'm for you,

But I'm ready to go now,
I have to go now,
I'd love to stay, but I can't stay here,

So many things now I see more clearly
In all the ways that you opened me,
I confess, I can't lie,
You're the first to convince me,

But I'm ready to go now,
I have to go now,
I'd love to stay, but I can't stay here...

BOOKMARK

Shiver cold and smoggy stars,
Will I ever get the way we are?
It's all so strange and yet so pure,
And my love it just endures for you

You said -
When we are older we'll look back on it all,
So don't forget this night,

Well, I remember every breath,
And every word that we confessed,
I remember moving closely,
All the things I might regret,
Well, they just vanish here instead,
Could I stay longer?

When we are older we'll look back on it all,
So don't forget this night,

1,000 nights from now you'll walk in
And find a girl with her guitar singing this song,
Would you close your eyes, and move to the rhythm,
And reminisce that night when...

You said -
When we are older we'll look back on it all,
So don't forget this night,

Oh I'll never forget,
I said I'll remember to never forget....

HIGHER PLACES

How do you talk to a king?
How do you worship at his feet
When every word's so incomplete?
How do you offer all you are
When all his standards stand so far?
To know there's no one like you

You amaze me
You take me to higher places

Why do you want a friend in me?
It took your blood to set me free,
So every word could be complete,
I wanna know all that you are,
I wanna set my sights so far,
To know there's no one like you
To know there's no one like

You amaze me
You take me to higher places,

I don't know why you would hang around for me,
I'll just sit, be still, and wait on you,

You amaze me,
You take to higher places...

JUST WHAT I NEED

Sunny day,
Still can't seem to find my way,
Everyone around here has come undone,
Lord, just lead me from this place,

Well here I go, I'm all used up,
But something in me won't give up,
Do you think it's meant to be?
You know just what I need,

It's days like these
You bring me to my knees,
I come to you 'cause I need guidance
Through this crazy place that I call life,

Well here I go, I'm all used up,
But something in me won't give up,
Do you think it's meant to be?
You know just what I need,

I'm not worried for tomorrow,
I know tomorrow is in your hands,
Where you lead, you know I follow,
I know that I'm alright as long as you're by my side,
I cannot run, I cannot hide from you,

Well here I go, I'm all used up,
But something in me won't give up,
Do you think it's meant to be?
You know just what I need....
 

THESE DAYS (ANYONE'S FOR SALE)

These days are strange and only getting strange,
Trying to find my way through all this danger,
Hollywood don't look so good,
But it's a game that we play and it's understood
That anyone's for sale,
Guns, bombs, and security problems are the wave of the day,
And it's getting worse,
Leaders lie and they hope you can find
It in your heart to forgive it's only for your own good,
But anyone's for sale,

But I smile anyway, you can't take my soul away,
I'll love anyway, you can't txake my heart away,
I'll pray and I'll sing because my spirit's free,
I'll give all the love I got inside of me

These days love's a rare commodity,
Lose it once, lock it up, and throw away the key,
It could spread like infectious disease,
Instead of war and hate, we could find some peace,
But anyone's for sale,
Well, this ain't it for me,
So you know I'm alright,
Sometimes just gotta say what's on my mind,
Think how far we could be without all this pride,
We gotta change,

But I smile anyway, you can't take my soul away,
I'll love anyway, you can't txake my heart away,
I'll pray and I'll sing because my spirit's free,
I'll give all the love I got inside of me...
 

FIND MY WAY

Today it hit in such a way,
Knocking at my faith like never before,
Something made me look the other way,
I'm doubting what they say,
Help me Lord

I don't wanna be the one to have it all
And then throw it all away,
I'm still coming home,
Yeah help me find my way back home

I can't deny, something's not right,
Questions in the night tearing at my soul,
But I know from the very start
You've been speaking to my heart
From the unknown

I don't wanna be the one to have it all,
And throw it all away,
I''m still coming home...
 

OUT OF THE WAY

Kneel down... humbly
Kneel down... receive
Kneel down... believe
Kneel down... be free
You'll lose your way,
Give it up as you pray,

Won't you take everything?
Take me out of the way,

Kneel down...
Forgiveness seeps in your skin,
Kneel down...
This is where life truly begins,
Kneel down...
This is it...

BELIEVE

Uninspired and disbelief,
Oh my God, is this me?
Take this cup from me,
I wanna feel you near,
But all I feel is fear and I can't let you go,

Whisper to me just once today,
Tell me your love hasn't gone away,
How I need to feel you, I still believe in you,
Enemies surround me all the while
I'm feeling alone in this restless wild,

Father I feel like letting go,
When will I feel this release?
When will I feel like I can breathe?
Oh, Father,
Breathe in me...

COMFORT

My anxieties always get the best of me,
I wanna lift them up,
I know I wanna be set free,
Lord, you know me well,
I always want to hold on to these things,

I wanna be the one
Who says your comfort delights my soul,
I wanna be the one
Who knows you're always gonna see me through,

I know I'm just passing through this life
But I still get caught up forgetting that my soul is alive,
Lord, you know me well,
I always wanna hold on to this life....
 

ALREADY KNOW

Don't say that it means nothing,
Don't say that it doesn't mean a thing,
My head is spinning circles around this dream,
Don't say it's all or nothing,
You know I'll believe each word you say,

My faith is such a mystery these days,
Maybe we're just wasting time
Wondering about things we already know...

Mybe it's just my pride,
Love save me and don't let me go,
So take me somewhere tonight,
Make me believe in something right,

Maybe I still can be saved tonight,
Love's waiting on the mountain
And I'm stuck here in my valley of shame.
I can't shake this uncertainty in my veins,
Maybe we're just wasting time...

THAT GIRL

I'm watching and waiting,
Im working and I'm praying
To be that girl...
The one who always shines.
That girl,
The one who knows true life,

I'm trying to make the words come alive,
I'm trying not to shake when my faith's on the line,
I wanna be that girl,
The one who pleases you,
That girl,
The one who isn't ashamed

All I wanna see is more than me,
I notice that there's not much without you,
I don't believe in luck,
I wanna be that girl...

WHERE YOU ARE

Somewhere here I forgot me,
I forgot you and all you mean to me,
Got off my knees,
Forgot you wear the crown,
And all my simplicity came crashing down,

All I want is to be where you are,
All I know is there's no place
Like where you are,

Vanity is such a wasted thing,
It leaves me staring at myself again,
Just strip it down and break it into pieces,
All the things I think I need
When you stand here right in front of me,
All I want...

BEAUTIFUL

Oh, let this place be beautful to you,
These thankful hearts be rendered to you,
On our knees we offer up this home,
Take it your own and let it be just like you,

Beautiful, beautiful...
Let us be just like you,
Beautiful, beautiful,

Surpass the stillness
And wake our souls to follow you
Anywhere you want us to go,
Oh this house, well it's yours to keep,
Take it and make it complete...

RELEASE

I'm flying high
You blow beneath my wings,
Just want to live,
Don't want to exist anymore,
And so I changed my mind,

Thank you heavenly Father for giving me life,
I know life is lived and not earned,
I'll take my life into your hands,
I'll return it,

I know you've got a better plan than me,
So I'll believe and I'll release...

It's taken so long to see my life's not my own,
Just want to hold onto every little thing
But I was paid for with your blood,
Thank you heavenly father for giving your son...

DON'T FORGET LOVE

Well here you go and here you grow.
First step is always the hardest, you know.
So you made some plans,
You're going to go real far.
But up and along the way don't forget who you are,
Don't be afraid of what you may be,

You've so much to give, please believe me.
When you're all alone and feeling afraid
Well, don't forget love..

I'll remember you, how could I forget?
'Cause I found so much wisdom in the things you said.
Oh I believe that we're all meant to meet,
'Cause we touch each other,
Life holds that key.

Maybe one day we'll meet again.
Tell me about it,
Did it go as you planned?
What was the one thing you would have changed?
Did you remember your love?
Don't forget love...
 

IMPERFECT LIKE ME

Well I'm looking in the mirror again
And I know I'm not perfect like she or she
With my jagged skin,
And my eyes aren't like the sea.
But I'm pretty sure I'm beautiful anyway.

'Cause God made me
And I'm dancing in all of my loveliness
And I find it's okay to be me.
God made me, and I'm sure in all my imperfectness
He finds joy in me.
It's so wonderful to be me...
Imperfect like me

I'm not graceful in speech,
Or in poise and my laugh is kind of funny.
My clumsiness is somewhat embarrasing.
And I'm shaped so funny.
But I'm pretty sure I can laugh at myself anyway...
 

OUT OF THIS HATE

Tell me what's on your mind,
Lay it on me if I've been unkind.
Hold me when all else fails.
Breathe with me as we take out the nails.
It comes down to me and you,

So don't let me fall too hard,
'Cause lately I've been falling apart,
And misunderstandings taken my place,
When all I want is make love out of this hate.

Love me for the woman that you see,
Be patient with me for the woman that I'm trying to be.
Remember me when your mood wants to prevail.
Free me when I need to set sail,
I know sometimes we seem so far away...

TONIGHT

I am weak, I'm so heavy.
Could you be strong for me?
Or maybe just be ready for it to come.

I don't know the way home.
Not tonight..

Isn't it kind of funny?
When everything's getting started,
It seems to crumble in the palm of my hands.
Did I forget to ask?

I don't know the answers,
Not tonight...
Show me your faith, 'cause mine's wearing thin.
And I know you love me despite where I've been tonight.

Don't say a word.
Just breathe with me for one moment,
Can you feel it's here?
Are you ready?
I have found faith with you tonight...

TOMORROW

Tell me about tomorrow and how the sun is gonna warm my face,
Tell me about tomorrow and all the things I seem to miss today,
Oh won't you look at me?
I cry over stupid things, so many things still lingering.

Oh won't you come tomorrow and bring the rain
And wash away my dirt,
'Cause these filthy hands have done enough
And caused too much hurt,

Tell me what you see,
'Cause I've fallen on my hands and my knees
To someone much more bigger than me,
And there are some things I'm still coming to see.

There is no tomorrow there's only today.
So I will embrace this freedom.
Lord knows I've got to leave this place.
This silence is deafening.
And I'm taking off these shackles and rings,
'Cause it;s time that I've forgiven me
For things that just aren't meant to be.

Tomorrow, you're here today...

NO OTHER PLACE

So I fight my demons,
I'm still healing from all the things that wear me out,
But when you stand by me,
I'm a little less confused.
I take my mask off,
I'm coming back to my roots.

There is no other place that I will lay my head down.
In the arms of your embrace,
I can finally rest now.
There's no need to be afraid.

Anytime you need me,
I'm the girl who's coming 'round.
Don't you know I thank the God in heaven
Looking down for this precious love that I found.

Anytime you need a friend,
ANd your faith's worn down.
Anytime it get's hard, I'll be coming 'round,
To lift your faith off the ground...

SITTING IN SILENCE

When you look at me, you must see all I hold back,
Though I'm clever speaking,
All you want is just my breath,
Do you feel like taking every word that I call mine?

I'm sitting in silence,
Where I'm listening for you.
Oh I want to breathe inside your world you bring me to.
I'm sitting in silence,
Where I'm listening for you..

Oh I want to talk about it.
I want to make everything right.
When I should just fall before you,
And see all I am in your light,
Do you feel like taking every word that I call mine?