Forget About The Cameras

by Jensen Reed

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"Forget About The Cameras" was written over a period of three years following my move from Chapel Hill, NC to Los Angeles, CA in April of 2007. Many of the songs echo the pursuit of my dream and the hard work required to stick with it and make it happen. Throughout my career, I have always taken great pride in writing from a place of truth and blending genres of music to create songs that blur the lines of classification and that cannot be placed in a pigeonhole.

In the summer of 2009 I was fortunate to begin working with Christian James Hand in a writing and production capacity. I originally planned on releasing a 5 or 6 song EP but I realized that I had enough solid material for a full-length album so we took on the project. It is a year later and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of our countless hours in the studio spent tirelessly pursuing sonic perfection. The entire process was truly collaborative and as a result, I am a better artist and person. Thank you Christian…

I would also like to thank the many talented artists that I was fortunate to work with on the record…Silla of Binary Star, James Kenney, Lauren Mayhew, Michael Vincze, Holly Brook, Ryan Blakeley Smith, and superbeautiful. Each one of you lent your special talents and flavor to this record and I am forever grateful.

In closing, I am blessed to have had the support of wonderful family, friends, and fans throughout this long journey towards success. I cannot express how much it means to me to have you with me…rest assured, moving forward I will continue to work hard, carry myself with integrity, and make you all proud. It’s happening…

Jensen

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released July 13, 2010

Music by Jensen Reed & Christian James Hand
All Lyrics by Jensen Reed except:
"Belladonna" - Lyrics by Silla of Binary Star
"Keep It Together" - Lyrics by Jensen Reed, Christian James Hand, & James Kenney
"After The War" - Lyrics by Jensen Reed & Christian James Hand

Produced by Jensen Reed & Christian James Hand
Mixed by Christian James Hand
Mastered by Rob Beaton
Los Angeles, CA

Copyright 2010 Jensen Reed

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Track Name: Believe
“Believe”
Jensen Reed

Verse 1

Broken wings sing the songs weaving through the night
And if it’s half past ten them I’m gonna see you to the truth tonight
I heard the fights, the rights of the righteous
The price people pay to pave the way when no one likes us
Inspiration costs about fifty pennies
And anyway you say it the relay it and get plenty
Semi-glazed, automatic, razor sharp edges
Maximize potential when you’re living in the trenches kid
I reminisce on the days when I had a funny feeling
Like it was meant to be the energy was at the ceiling
Stealing glimpses of the mind, all the planets in line
And Einstein’s theory nearly captured time
I finally had a reason to rhyme
And when the world watches over me
I’m gonna have a reason to shine
Grounded by the only thing that I can call my own
The music of my life is right here in this song

Chorus

Now you gotta believe what you’re saying
Yea you gotta believe in what you’re doing
Said you gotta believe when your back’s against the wall
Standing tall never fall you can have it all

Verse 2

I never second guessed myself but I always had a backup plan
Problem is the biz I’m in needs discipline, enlist demands
There’s no path and the fact remains
That there’s no set way to spit verses, sing the refrains
It’s insane when you write, it’s a fight ‘til the end
When you’re driven and you’re livin’ through
The sounds and the words in your pen
I gotta win…it’s only fair
I’ve been dreaming about this life since I was 10
But the deck of cards it ain’t always stacked to beat the house
Slimy pit bosses love your losses playing cat and mouse
With your hope, sliding down a slippery slope
I feel the noose closing tighter with the rope around my throat
Quote the coattails, whatever someone else would think would sell
Playing in a pile of cash, burning in hell
Because the songs that you write might make a million bucks
But that don’t mean they’re special
Throw the garbage on the truck

Chorus

Verse 3

Break down, shake down
Battle tested from my years on the grind
Ready for the takedown
Deeper shade of soul rocks the rhythm to the roll
Big drums hittin’ hard, time to take control of the story
What goes around comes around
Bangin’ up my head against the wall
Lens focused on the background
95% of what you hear might make a difference
If it’s spoken from a place that was true…good riddance
Innocence is lost, account for the cost
Credits and the debits show a profit double-crossed
But I’m not gonna be the one to give up all my time
When the line has been drawn, it’s a crime to be weak
The strong will survive through the words that speak
And I treat every day like a gift, no receipt
Pain is only temporary, pleading with the past
No returns, take this job and shove it up your ass

Chorus

Outro

Now you gotta believe baby
Said you gotta believe
Now you gotta believe baby
Said you gotta believe in me…
Track Name: Find Your Way
“Find Your Way”
Jensen Reed

Verse 1

Writing with a plan, born in the city
I gotta give ‘em what they want
Now they all with me
They got my back like I’m wearing a jacket
When in fact it’s the track that be smacking ‘em backwards
Put your lighters in the air, you’ve seen it before
You never really had enough until you’re wanting more
They like the feeling when it’s rushing through their veins
An ice, cold liquor drink to make you go insane
A little bit of spice in the sauce and I’m game
I’m down for whatever, did you hear my campaign?
Politicking through the streets of life
And I’m out on my own
I’m in a zone making deals, making moves setting the tone
A cool, clean style, bad to the bone
I’m busy building a career and a mid-century home
And now it’s on
You’re hearing me on every corner
You better listen when I tell you
‘Cause I tried, I tried to warn you

Chorus

Hey hey what you gotta say
Won’t you find your way?
Before tomorrow’s gone
Made you grow but I want you to know
That I will stand on my own
It will not be long
‘Til I gotta press on
And I need to find a way
To make it all worthwhile
Fight, fight for your right in the game
I always loved the way
You said my name

Verse 2

All alone with my headphones on, I feel the rhythm
But I’m dealing with some problems on my own
Cause I try so hard just to keep an even head
Push the levels up some more, remember what you said
Now it’s fuel for the fire got a burning desire
To leave a legacy of excellence, be someone to admire
Say my name when you’re driving through the night
When there’s no one else to call, made equivalent the light
Girl I’ll catch you when you fall, tell me if the time is right
Do you dream to have it all and a future shining bright?
I’m right behind you standing there strong
And I know where to find you when the days have been long
You’ve been living every minute like your last
Push the pedal to the medal
You’re running out of gas but you never want to settle for less
‘Cause your success is just a breath away
And when you wake up in the morning
It’s another chance, find your way

Chorus
Track Name: That Something
“That Something”
Jensen Reed

Chorus

Ooh, you got that something
That something that will never lie
That something is the reason that I’m believing
In you, so give it a try
When they tell you that it’s never enough
I’m gonna tell you, the journey is tough
So keep your head up high
Your eyes on the prize
That something’s gonna pay off

Verse 1

Now there’s something deep inside that won’t ever get lost
Something looking to the other side trying to bridge across
Something new, something brave, something wild and insane
Something hot to nod your head to…ya’ll know the name
Jensen Reed speak in tounges spit it back at the mic
Caught you by surprise (huh?), didn’t think I’d be tight?
Well I got news for you homie, I can flow all night
Peak physical condition with a real sharp bite
Moving at the speed of sound makes my voice sound nice
I want a 5 and a 2 on the face of the dice
Got some gamble in me, it’s hard to handle when we
Get to gettin’ what we got when the gettin’ is good
Fresh produce in my basket of songs
Entertain us, here we are, before I’m gone
Got something for the curtain call
I’m in the prime of my life, having a ball

Chorus

Verse 2

For as long as she remembers she was hot on the scene
Everybody did a double take her walk was mean
That something started young, filled her lungs up with air
No looking back baby, the coast is clear
Had plans of moving up to New York
Cause in a place like that, energy flows all over the map
She attacked with a passion burning hot as the sun
Had a snaky suspicion, she’s about to be the one
Now it comes and it goes just as fast as the grains
Of sand through the hourglass, sit and watch the hours pass
Understand it’s just part of the game
You might lose it for a minute but that something remains
So she took a little journey down memory lane
Had the guts to look herself in the mirror
Now it all seems clear
That something is her ticket to the top
You damn right she’s gonna give it everything she’s got

Chorus

Verse 3

When you look into the crystal ball what will you see?
Too close to call, was time let go for free?
Now most of all I’m fighting for that something
That I can call my own
That something that would let me be alive and not alone
I was losing sleep but I could feel
Something in your eyes that was real
Something in your eyes that was real…


Ooh, you got that something
That something that will never lie...
Track Name: Belladonna (feat. Silla of Binary Star)
“Belladonna (feat. Silla of Binary Star)”
Jensen Reed & Silla

Intro

The girls look so good, the girls look so good
The girls look so, the girls look so
The girls look so good

Verse 1

You’re off ledge, you need head shrinkage and meds
You seemed so sweet when we met
Now I wanna beat Cupid to death
You been checkin’ my calls, texts, and emails for females
My FB seeing if I leave trails
Constantly vexing, beefing with my exes
Extremely jealous, think I’m creepin’ with you best friend
Your views are skewed you got some screws that’s loose
You be abusing dudes, I should’ve peeped the clues
Over every petty thing we feud
Why the hell did I ever sleep with you?

Chorus

Lies and envy, all your jealousy
Girl you’re killing me, yea you’re killing me

Verse 2

Girl thinks she got some cop in her
Staked outside my cut with binoculars
Even at my work I’m monitored, I told this officer
Listen, women give me rhythm ‘cause I’m popular
Just ‘cause I’m chattin’ up a bird don’t mean I’m poppin’ her
No need to go bezerk
I ain’t the spider trying to slide up in Miss Muffet’s curd
So really is the slicing of my tires deserved?
My gears burn at the curb
This ain’t healthy, this ain’t healthy
I’m hearing sirens, not wedding bells ring
You try to tell me this is what happiness is
When you acting like this we ain’t having no kids, ya dig?
Your views are skewed you got some screws that’s loose
You be abusing dudes, I should’ve peeped the clues
Over every petty thing we feud
Why the hell did I ever sleep with you?

Chorus

Lies and envy, all your jealousy
Girl you’re killing me, yea you’re killing me
Lies and envy (Belladonna), all your jealousy (Belladonna)
Girl you’re killing me (Belladonna), yea you’re killing me (Belladonna)

Middle 8

The girls look so good, the girls look so good
The girls look so, the girls look so
The girls look so good
The girls look so good but their brains are not ready
I don’t know…
I’d rather talk to a wall ‘cause their minds are unsteady
Here we go…

Light bulb, better beat it like Michael
Baby might blow, hide the knives yo
She’ll hit the phone, dial 5 – 0
Right or wrong yo, you’ll take a ride yo

You’re poison…I was blinded

Chorus
Track Name: How It Goes
“How It Goes”
Jensen Reed

Chorus

It’s been a long day, now try to see where I’m coming from
You would always ask if you wanted some
It took my best to be the one
See the one time when I swallowed my pride
And it was enough just to tell me “Ok”
This is how it goes when you know
That you had to take it slow
Now you’re moving real fast away

Verse 1

She’s a busy body working up a sweat
Got her focused on the lens, a serious threat
Yea along came Polly and she made me a star
I was bragging to my homies,
“Dude, this chick is a star!”
Well I had to take it slow, you know how it goes
Played it cool, undercover, played it like a pro
Now she’s feeling like she’s walking on water
Show that pretty smile every time that you’re thought of
Can it really be that she’s just this nice?
Guess I’ll have to see if she has a price
‘Cause I’m skeptical, and respectable
And when I meet your Momma
She’s gonna love, she’s gonna plant the seed
Baby girl I’ll give you everything you’d ever need
You don’t gotta be the baddest thing on the scene so clean
The hottest couple, double trouble, know what I mean?
Yea love is in the air and I’m starting to dream

Chorus

Verse 2

Lucky little lade looking like she’s lost
Like she used to tell me “Baby, we can have it all”
We can travel the seas, we can walk in the breeze
While we moving to the rhythm of a different drum
Boom Boom in your room with the windows open
She’s so amazing! I’m wide open
Coming soon to a theatre near you, a tragic ending for two
You play the role of the trollup, I play the role of the fool
Blind to the fact that you were out for just you
How could you possibly think that was cool?
Man it’s kinda crazy that you got my heart
‘Cause under normal circumstances
I’d of seen it from the start
The world goes round and round
And every time that you think you’re on top
You can fall down
It’s a lesson that I learned for a special price
Never trust some pretty eyes and a smile that’s nice

Chorus
Track Name: Grading On A Curve
“Grading on a Curve”
Jensen Reed

Chorus

“A+” chicks are so much fuss, they’re hot but a big bank-roll is a must
You know them “B-“ girls might need to hit the gym
A notch above average but at two o’clock you’re in
You better have some drinks if your target is a “C”
Take five more shots, she’ll turn into a “B”
Yeah, grading on a curve, baby tell me what’s the word
I’ve stopped being picky, it’s your lucky night girl!

Verse 1

It’s about 1:45 in the morning, sweating real hard
Looking fresh, I know they want it
When a girl walks up with an itty-bitty waist
And a round thing in your face you get sprung
Problem is I got my beer goggles on
Nine Grey Geese got me feeling like I can’t be beat
But I can’t see straight man damn this heat
So she asks me “Can I have this dance?”
Figure what the hell man giver her a chance
Never know when it might lead to romance
All you really want is to get in them pants
Take a breath, hold on tight
Strobe-light honey it’ll be allright
Freaky little moves in a plus sized skirt
Big, big boobs so I’m putting in work
She said, “I’m gonna put it on ya boy, I’m gonna use you as my toy”
“I don’t get to do it much, so it’s something you’ll enjoy”
“Once I got you where I want you you won’t ever be the same”
“You know you’ll like it, say my name!”
Uh oh here we go I’m down fa sho
Give me one more drink and I’m out the door
Better make that three that should do the trick
Line ‘em up, suck ‘em down don’t get sick
Now I got some liquid courage on my side
Buckle up tight you’re in for a ride
Use imagination, dream of Megan Fox
Close your eyes, thinking out of the box

Chorus

Verse 2

It’s a Friday night in Hollywood about to hit the club
Looking for a little lady that’s gonna show me some love
See my boys and I were talking, we came up with a plan
Sick of all the games and attitudes
Skinny frames and douche bag dudes
Why not make it easy? Set our sight a little lower
Red rover, red rover, send the big girls over
I ain’t talking about a woman who is 250 plus
But these dime piece chicks are so much fuss
They want the world handed to them on a platinum platter
Out to find a sponsor, like it really matters
“I want a Ketel One martini, keep ‘em coming all night”
“And order two more for my girls, you better be nice”
Beep beep, back it up baby, hate to burst your bubble
You might be looking HOT, but I smell trife and trouble
See in college I was on the Deans List all the time
Tonight a “B-“ gonna suit me just fine

Bridge

Girls don’t get mad at me cause you know you do it too
Go out to the club grading on a curve
You never know what might happen
When you lower those standards a little bit…

Verse 3

Just when I thought my night was over
You appeared and tapped me on my shoulder
Said, “Turn around boy I wanna get close”
“And out of all the guys in this place”
“I’m sweating you the most”
So we went back to her place on the Westside
I’m drunk as hell, didn’t even have to use a line
It came so easy, just as easy as pie
Throw my standards out the window
Grading on a curve tonight

Chorus
Track Name: Keep It Together (feat. James Kenney)
“Keep It Together (feat. James Kenney)”
Jensen Reed, Christian James Hand, James Kenney


Verse 1

When you’re wading through the sea of life
Everyone you meet will have a time that they
Had to stay alive in the beat
I’m feeling like I got to get a lot off my chest
But I don’t want the hassle and I don’t need the stress
If I really step back and take a look into my soul
It’s filled with notes and colors with a couple little holes
I bet it’s been waiting for a real long time
To find that spark, that one of kind
So you walk down the road and you choose where you go
But you never have much to say
Now I’m leaving with the looks that I read about in books
Wondering how I’m going to keep them away
And it always comes back to the simple little fact
That I can’t get it out of my head
Then it builds and it grows through the highs and the lows
I’d rather give up instead

Chorus

Every now and then, when I see you
I’ll be free but I’ll never let go
Gotta keep it together baby…keep it together baby


Verse 2

Now I’m walking with a hop in my step
With a nice little swagga, I must admit
See I haven’t had this feeling for a real long time
Matter of fact, never ever, uh oh we online
It’s the moment of my life that I’ll always remember
The highlight of the game, top play on Sportscenter
The reason that I wake up in the morning with a smile
Call it what you want baby, damn I love your style
The way you move, the way you make me feel like I’m the best
One look into those baby blues, my mind’s at rest
I know it when I feel it and I feel it with you
I’m believing in you girl, everything thing that you do
So I’d like to take this chance to save the last dance
And have you there by my side
We go round and round when the sun goes down
Baby hold on for the ride

Chorus

Every now and then, when I see you
I’ll be free but I’ll never let go
Gotta keep it together baby…keep it together baby
Sometimes when I’m all in my mind
It’s hard to find what I want to say
Gotta keep it together baby…keep it together baby

Middle 8

I’ve been searching and searching and searching to find
Everything that I need and now it’s in front of me
Oh yes it’s in front of me
And you opened, you opened, you opened my eyes
To a whole new world girl
And the picture is so much clearer to me, so much clearer to me
And it’s you that I want, and it’s you that I need
So let me tell you now baby, I’ll be waiting for you

Chorus
Track Name: Do Your Thing
“Do Your Thing”
Jensen Reed

Verse 1

It’s all a game we want fame, we want money and cars
I’m talking big big bucks, let me buy out the bar
Brought another couple dancers in that big-ass car
So the busters know they love us, got ‘em crossing their hears
Speak the truth if you need to cause you in love with the feeling
How bout you catch up with me later for some sexual healing?
Put your hands to ceiling, cause you riding and dealing
While inside they be wildin’ out, I’m right there with ‘em
Dirty dirty get it good girl, all the way from Pasadena
I ain’t afraid to take my time, I know you don’t care neither
This is a testament to everything I left them with
I gotta do my thing baby cause I’m heaven sent

Chorus

Do your thing
You know you got nothing to hide
Why won’t you stop being shy?
Come along for the ride
And the world is a crazy place
Everybody saving face
Forget about the cameras and ball

Verse 2

So you tell ‘em I’m a boss and they’re thinking I’m a player
Jensen Reed all your needs I’m a fly rhyme-sayer
At times I’ve been contemplating never mistaken
On point like Uni-Ball pens watch me rock it ‘til the end
Baby girl how you doing? Hope you living it right
Am I being to forward to ask your plans for the night?
See the way you dancing on the floor it’s got me uptight
I’d like to put you and your friends in my cameras spotlight
Snapshot, click, flash, now rotate your positions
Cook me up some breakfast in a thong in the kitchen
It’s a long intermission, we got all night
You do your thing little ladies
Keep doing right…

Chorus
Track Name: Going Under (feat. Holly Brook)
“Going Under (feat. Holly Brook)”
Jensen Reed

Verse 1

Imagine if we had just a little more time
I ask myself, would you be mine?
I had you right there, right in front me
I had your love, had your smile
Now I’m out here lost at sea
Trying to be free

Chorus

Keep from going under
I’m sinking slow
Keep from going under
Why did I let you go?

Verse 2

Since you left me, there’s been plenty of girls (boys)
But none of them took my heart
Or ruled my world
As crazy as it sounds, I’m not over you
I’ve got my head above water
Trying to figure out what to do
To be next to you

Chorus
Track Name: Hit The Ground Runnin'
“Hit the Ground Runnin’”
Jensen Reed

Chorus

Hit the ground running in my fresh, new shoes
Don’t stop and think about it
You got nothing to lose
When you make the right decisions
Then the path you choose
Will open up the doors
How you liking the views?
Like I’m high, like I’m living
Like I’m up in a plane
Like the feeling that I get
When the crowd’s calling my name
It’s lovely at the top, I’m rockin’ the stage
Can you feel me, hear me
Serenade the streets of LA?

Verse1

All along I had an idea, singing my song is the signal clear?
What you want to hear? That’s so last year
Man the music makes my ears go numb
Some these rappers really can’t flow
Some these beats just really ain’t tight
Some of this garbage makes me lose my marbles
Almost every night
Just gimme the light, gimme the light
I need to set my sights on heights
The price is right, tonight’s the night and I’m gonna live it right
Living in the land where the Lakers rule
Kobe taking everybody else to school
Fadeaway jumpshot, tomahawk dunk what?
24’s game is so damn cool
Hootie hoo what they’re calling when they’re ballin’
Got ‘em falling down, ooh he’s the talk of the town
And now they looking around, booking the sound, checking him twice
Cooking it brown, know what you got
Give me the crown, know what you’re not, pound for pound
I try to emulate the present state of mind
Push the thoughts back that say I’m running out of time
Almost lost that, hey here we go again
Gotta prove myself some more but I’m starting to win

Chorus

Verse 2

Now I’m running but I know they won’t forget me
The camera’s rolling, so I’m flowing never let me down
Anytime I need someone there to catch me
You were on my side
I know how hard that you tried
Make you proud, make you sing it loud
All my people back home, can you see me now?
I’m riding dirty down the 101
Soaking up the summer sun
You’re looking at a smoking gun
Who might just be the one

Verse 3

Now he said you can’t go on, you won’t ever be strong
Did you really think you’d move to Hollywood
And have an impact?
I got my rims black so wear your chinstrap
Lights Out 56 San Diego with the sack
In the biggest of cities with the brightest of dreams
No matter what people say, it ain’t as hard as it seems
See the future it stands in the palm of your hand
Don’t want to see it washed away like a beach full of sand
Brave enough to lose yourself to a brand new beginning
Build a business with your name
Opportunities for fame, wealth, happiness, respect
Jensen Reed’s a HOT name and I’m shuffling the deck
I got my swagger back like Mick Jagger said
Don’t play with me dude ‘cause you’re playing with fire
I’m hot like a North Carolina summer night
Man it’s gorgeous out in Cali ain’t the spring time nice?

Chorus
Track Name: Sunset (feat. Lauren Mayhew & Ryan Blakeley Smith)
“Sunset (feat. Lauren Mayhew & Ryan Blakeley Smith)"
Jensen Reed

Verse 1

So here we go we got it going on and the minute that I saw her
Had a twinkle in her eye as she walking by
A little bit of confidence was overflowing
So I stepped up to the plate and told her hello
J E N S E N pleased to meet you with a grin
Talk about a nice surprise, I’ve been waiting to win
All my life say it twice you know it happened before
When she walked in the door, my jaws dropped to the floor
And I’ll write a little diddy about how pretty she is
A country girl with some with some city sass all in a twist
I know the risks but you take ‘em when you’re feeling good
It’s just the brakes when you miss ‘em and you wish you would
Had the nerve to put your guard down just for a second
Let you light shine through in the right direction
I want the grand scheme of dreams and a bright complexion
All I gotta do is keep my eyes on the road

Chorus

Sunrise sunset never know what you get
Til you put yourself out on the line
As the world keeps spinning
I’m beginning to remember
What we had when we said goodbye
Now time will tell and I hear you’re doing well
Gotta ask you was it worth the wait?
Thought about a lot of reasons
But I kept on believing
Looking back was just never the same

Verse 2

Baby I can dream, I can make believe
I can tell you what you need when you’re coming to me
No running around when you’re out on the town
I see you got what you want, now you want to get down
Have you found what you’re looking for?
Did it change your life for the better?
Were you lost now you’re wanting more?
How many trips to the liquor store?
I got a feeling she’s believing I’m gonna be the one to break
Maintain with a fuller frame, sharp mind, big dreams
Mama look at me I’m doing my thing
They tell you take the higher road
Well if I’m leaving then I’m going, will I ever know?
So when you lay your head in the clouds don’t rip em apart
Don’t lie in the lines of loving, living in the days of trusting
I’ll write you a new song

Chorus

Verse 3

So close but you notice that you’re blowing in the breeze
Damn it’s tough to be in the lead
Getting carried away by a wave in the bay
Nothing going through your mind just to make it through the day
So you write some words on a page and you sing them up above
Can you see the look on my face?
This time you better find your way
Back home in the only safe and lonely place
If you need some time then I surely understand
Been going through the motions won’t you take my hand?
All the way down from the plane
This is not gonna be the day I let you get away
Can’t help what you’re feeling inside
I don’t need to be right, I don’t need to see why
I just want you to know
Part of me is terrified of loving alone
And on we go…

Chorus
Track Name: After The War (feat. superbeautiful)
“After The War (feat. superbeautiful)”
Jensen Reed & Christian James Hand

Verse 1
I was standing on the edge of what I had to face
Legend of the fall, furious collapse from grace
It had been a long time since I felt that way
Swimming in the indecision of my darkest days
Spiral down abyss got me gasping for air
Listless electricity ,the thoughts I bear
I tried so hard, so many times to carry through
To lay to rest all the mess, to press undo
But no frame of mind could ever save me
At least that’s what I told myself daily
I thought I was alone until I looked in the sky
Then I knew I could change and I started to try
I gave it all up with the hope
That I would one day compose with the harmony note
A symphony soaring through the key of your life
When you think it’s too much, stand up and fight

Chorus

I want to say the answer isn’t anything you’ve heard before
I want to tell you everything begins again after the war

Verse 2

You know that cold, dark feeling pounding in your guts
Quiet little voices in your head, shhh, listen up
They are telling you to play it safe
To watch the day-to-day fly by terrified, without a trace
So you give in, believe all the lies
The stage is too big, why bother? Don’t try
A leader died would you ever know their name?
Rise up to the surface take control of the game
It’s all the same no matter where you’re born or you live
Watch the chains unravel when you start to forgive…yourself now
Throw your hands in the air
Let the wave hit you hard now you hardly care
Breathe it down deep as you can
Twisted knot in your stomach now you finally understand
What it feels like to be fearless instead
Full moon rising, the sky is red

Chorus

I want to say the answer isn’t anything you’ve heard before
I want to tell you everything begins again after the war

Middle 8

Don’t speak, let ‘em hear your heart sing
You’re afraid, scared what tomorrow brings
Same nightmares driving you crazy
Trying hard to see the reason but your vision is hazy
Look for the signs, open your eyes
Hoping ammunition is enough to disguise
Cock back, stop that, steady change ready aim
Fire when you feel the blood pumping through your veins

The shadowland is begging for our souls

Chorus