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1. “Whole Love”

I must do what I can, I must do what I must.  To try to make you understand, to try to earn your trust.  As I lie awake – will I make the same mistake?  With each breath that I take is from above.  Will you be my whole love?  Yes, time makes you pay.  Yes, time makes you weak.  Yet I am not afraid.  What you sow so you shall reap.  As I lie awake – will I make the same mistake?  With each breath that I take is from above.  Will you be my whole love?  My whole love, my whole love.

2. “Ordinary Words”

I don’t know many heavenly things but I think there is one for the joy it brings.  Cause this world isn’t as good as it seems.  All I want is to feel so safe and to know I’m headed to the right place.  But I can’t limit life that way.  There are no ordinary words that you will hear me volunteer to patronize you with.  When it feels like, it feels like I’m walking on water, it’s the best thing, the best thing in the world.  But I fall down, I sink down, I’m drowning in water.  I realize I’ve taken the time to look down.  I’ve got to root myself in solid ground.  I don’t know but I think I do.  And that’s the hardest part, conceding that the one to blame is you when things just aren’t going the way you need them to.  But there are no ordinary words that you will hear me volunteer to patronize you with.  When it feels like, it feels like I’m walking water, it’s the best thing, the best thing in the world.  But I fall down, I sink down, I’m drowning in water.  I realize I’ve taken the time to look down.  I’ve got to root myself in solid ground.

3. “Lady of Shallot”

You sit around and you talk about the weather and your health, hoping you’ll feel better soon.  There’s no escaping the prison of the mundane, but talking’s all that you can do now.  And I know it’s all a curse of shadows that you’re life’s not what you hoped it would be.  So you sit and go through all your questions and weave your tapestry, wishing you were free.  You’re chained.  You’re chained.  You’re chained.  And all around you are places you won’t get to and windows you’ll never look through again.  But beauty’s fleeting and feelings are cheating our dreams that we live a happy life.  So we find that life’s an uphill battle with each day a little steeper than before.  But one day we’ll gaze upon the beauty and leave behind the shore – prisoner’s no more.  We’ve changed.  We’ve changed.  We changed.  And I know it’s all a curse of shadows that your life’s not what you hoped it would be.  So you sit and go through all your questions and weave your tapestry wishing you were free.  You’re chained.  You’re chained.  You’re chained.

4. “Offering”

There are things inside we just don’t show.  There are places where we’ll never go.  But if we step aside and just let go we’ll know – we’ll know.  A simple twist of fate is all we need to get our lives set straight and feed our greed.  But the price we pay won’t put our minds at ease, so breathe.  Just breathe.  It’s a simple offering.  I’m giving you the best of me cause I know that you’re making me who I am.  Is an offering, I’m giving you the best of me cause I know that you’re making me who I am.  It’s who I am.  So take me back to where we get it right, cause I can’t stand here by myself tonight.  We’ll raise the flag and hold our heads up high, so hold on tight.  It’s a simple offering.  I’m giving you the best of me cause I know that you’re making me who I am.  Is an offering, I’m giving you the best of me cause I know that you’re making me who I am.  It’s who I am.

5. “Feast or Famine”

Life’s a bitter pill to swallow sometimes, like a cannon to the head.  When it’s all stripped down you discover that your life’s a counterfeit.  There may be times of want and need, feels like a flowing tide both drifting out and coming back.  We start to pass the time in either feast or famine.  Oh, feast or famine.  In a matter of speaking I will hold this nightmare to my chest about what happens when the well we dug for disappears without a trace.  I’m either living life too fast or maybe slowing down.  But either way, they’re both the same, I know that much by now.  Life is feast or famine.  Oh, feast or famine.  Life’s a bitter pill to swallow sometimes, like a cannon to the head.

6. “Broken Things”

If our lives are made from little moments in time then we’re the sum of all these isolated fragments.  So we build things, then break things everyday hoping more and more of these moments come our way.  And we lie there on the floor, we’re broken for sure, with pieces breaking free at every turn.  We may never feel whole, but the pieces will grow, and maybe that’s the moment of our lives.  So we lie there on the floor, we’re broken for sure, with pieces breaking free at every turn.  We may never feel whole, but the pieces will grow, and maybe that’s the moment of our lives.  So let’s build things, then break things everyday, hoping more and more of these moments come our way.

7. “Home”

She packed her car on a Saturday morning and drove away from the curb.  She didn’t know what she was after, wasn’t sure where she would go.  But when it’s time, it’s just time to go and find yourself a place to call home.  She drove east on interstate 40 all the way to the coast.  But when she finally reached the ocean wasn’t sure what she had done.  But when it’s time, it’s just time to go and find yourself a place to call home.  But when it’s time, it’s just time to go and find yourself a place to call home in you.  In you.  In you.  It’s in you.

8. “Slim or None”

Old man, porch steps on borrowed time he stole, he swore it wasn’t his time.  He saves all of the treasures he brought back home from the war.  He tries remembering what it was like and what fighting is for, for, for.  Mistakes, heartaches, we’ve been here before.  We hide, we fight, we choose to ignore so much truth, but it’s wrapped up in lies we tell to ourselves.  We mend with time but we’re losing this fight.  It’s not the truth that sells, sells, sells.  His choice was go with the slim or the none, he chose the first.  This choice could send him right over the edge, not knowing what’s worse, worse, worse.

9. “When We Were Kids”

We were just kids on a long and winding road, we sung all our cares away.  We wound up the clocks and always took our time playing outside till after dark.  We all shared what we had, we were good, we were bad, so much has changed since that date and time.  So we’re taking it easy, oh, when we were kids.  There wasn’t a rock or a tree we hadn’t a climbed.  We lived for adventure in those days.  We cheated in cards and laughed at every joke, even ones we didn’t understand.  But in our beds late at night, the dark brought us fright and it took a while before we slept alone.  Oh, but resting came easy back when we were kids.  Sometimes I wish I had my childhood for one day.  I wonder what I’d do, I wonder what I’d say.  I know life is a gift and it’s worth all the risk, sooner or later we’ll grow up anyway.  But it tastes a bit sweeter when we live like kids.  It was another day and another time when we were kids.

10. “Falling Down”

All of the plans, all of the time spent in bed.  All of the places you want to go, all of the visions in your head.  All of the times you hardly spoke you hardly spoke when it was words you needed the most.  All of these things and all of this time.  All of these things and all of this time.  Have to fall down to be picked up.  Have to be empty before a full cup.  Have to decide which path to choose.  Have to be grateful for more than enough.  Have to be sober when life gets tough.  Have to begin before it will end and your world comes falling down.  All of the heartache all of the pain.  All of the fog, all of the thunderclouds and rain.  All of the guilt, all the confusion that locks our minds away all the nights and all of the days.  All of the nights and all of the days.  Have to fall down to be picked up.  Have to be empty before a full cup.  Have to decide which path to choose.  Have to be grateful for more than enough.  Have to be sober when life gets tough.  Have to begin before it will end and your world comes falling down.  What if the life you knew was over?  What if the life you knew was over? What if the life you knew was over?  Have to fall down to be picked up.  Have to be empty before a full cup.  Have to decide which path to choose.  Have to be grateful for more than enough.  Have to be sober when life gets tough.  Have to begin before it will end and your world comes falling down.

11. “Better or Worse”

It’s too late to burn out now.  It’s too late to turn around.  You’re in too much above your head.  You’re in too deep, it’s all been said.  I’m gonna walk the high road.  Gonna talk to this heavy load.  There’s no reason to be sad.  New beginning to this fad.  There’s no reason to be sad.  New beginning to this fad.  I’m gonna take this life, and claim this life.  I’m gonna live this life.  I’m gonna love this life for better or worse.  I’m gonna walk the high road.  Gonna talk to this heavy load.  There’s no reason to be sad.  New beginning to this fad.  There’s no reason to be sad.  New beginning to this fad.  I’m gonna take this life and claim this life.  I’m gonna live this life.  I’m gonna love this life for better or worse.

12. “I’ll Be There For You”

There’s a rustling in my soul.  I’ve heard the cry and I’ve paid the toll.  Cause everything changes after all.  Little by little building walls.  I will never leave though summer turns to fall.  I’ll be by your side to help you along.  Some things I can’t change, but this I swear is true.  You’re my guiding light and I’ll be there for you.  So pick up those chips and watch them fall.  Life is a risk, your back’s against the wall.  The harder they come, the harder they fall.  But without them, we’re not here at all.  I will never leave though summer turns to fall, I’ll be by your side to help you along.  Some things I can’t change, but this I swear is true.  You’re my guiding light, and I’ll be there for you.  The harder they come, the harder they fall.  The harder they come, the harder they fall.  I will never leave though summer turns to fall.  Who I was before I really can’t recall.  I will never leave, though summer turns to fall.  I’ll be by your side to help you along.  Some things I can’t change, but this I swear is true.  You’re my guiding my light and I’ll be there for you.

13. “Meat Car”

Last night I dreamt I had a meat powered car.  But in my dreams I never go very far.  Not like it could anyway, it didn’t have wheels on it.  It just had raw meat under the hood, I’d paint it bright red if I could, but I can’t.  Cause it’s a meat powered car, it won’t go very far.  But it can take you away in your dreams, you don’t have to stop for gasoline cause it’s a car that’s powered entirely by meat.  You have to admit, that’s quite a feat.  Oh, take me away in my meat powered car.  I’m cruising down the old poultry express.  The top’s down, radio’s on and I’m headed west.  The sun is setting, the day’s almost over then it starts to smell, I have to pull over.  The meat’s really stinky, what a twist of fate – it’s past the expiration date.  So take me away in my meat powered car.