The Left Coast

by Jensen Reed

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released April 16, 2013

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Track Name: Left Coast
“Left Coast”
Jensen Reed

Intro

It’s been the best five years that you could ever imagine
And suddenly she appears like it was all meant to happen
Wander and dream, right here in the sun
You never know when your time will come

Verse 1

I’ll follow you home no matter how long it takes to get there
Cool summer breeze in your face from somewhere
You’re driving like the 5 is in your eyes
Losing control, lie in the folds of a beautiful starry night
Listen to the waves hear what they say
Get carried out by the tide

Chorus

Life can sure pass by out here on the West Coast
Find yourself in a crowd out here on the Left Coast
Steal my heart we’re alive
While we do our best to survive

Verse 2

How bout I try, I’m gonna find myself
For no reason at all…no, no, no, no, no
How bout we try, we’re gonna find ourselves
For no reason at all…no, no, no
Have another, new worlds to discover
Living through the story under the covers
But you need to keep hope as it changes
Designing arrangements and choosing your places

Chorus

Outro

Is it possible, improbable, entirely up to other planets?
Tried and true, unstoppable but fight enough to take advantage
So what if you don’t win ‘em all, you never do
Who cares if you try and then fall? Breaking the rules
Chorus
Track Name: Something Missing (feat. The Mowgli's)
“Something Missing” feat. The Mowgli’s
Jensen Reed
Chorus

Now it’s been a little while trying hard to get by
All my friends ask me how I’m doing
And I tell ‘em that I’m allright, but that’s a lie
‘Cause there’s something missing
And I don’t even understand why

Verse 1

I’m sure I’ll spend this time to look deep in my heart
Maybe write a few songs and connect all the parts
Try to focus on the fact that this is how it’s gotta be
Ignore the hollow feeling that’s become a part of me
But it’s tough, it’s rough, it’s hard to heal the pain
By myself missing us, broken pieces remain
I know for sure I want your happiness it makes me smile
Hoping for the best, guess I’ll see you in a while

Chorus

Verse 2

There’s no telling where we may go
Above the walls I will remain
I was standing there by your side
I had the world inside a frame
Through all the highs and lows
The hopeless hopes that we would grow
I had to be there when you came home
Be there when you left me all alone

Chorus

Verse 3

Looking back at memories, head in the clouds
Falling star symetries all around
Hard to imagine a colder place
I’m gonna take my time to figure it out
Then I see you in my dreams
Can’t you see how much I cared?
You were everything to me
A silent breath of fresh air
We were lost in our heads, slipping away
Holding onto love don’t you hear me say

Chorus Break Down

So I spent a little time trying hard to get by
All my friends ask me how I’m doing
And I tell ‘em that I’m alright, but that’s a lie
‘Cause there’s something missing
And I don’t even understand why

Chorus
Track Name: Rocketship
“Rocketship”
Jensen Reed & Christian Hand


Intro

It’s time to pray, I’ve been counting the years
A soul surrendered early left an ocean of tears
Nothing to say, except I’m keeping you alive
Forever 17 in our hearts and minds

Verse 1

Waking up in the morning
See the red sun rising, the warning
How long do I have to keep pretending?
I’m fine why won’t anybody listen?
It’s all quiet in the chill of the fall air
Now the darkness it lingers and stays there
In time but I’m all alone
Leading the way, the way back home you said…I’m gonna

Chorus

Find me a rocketship, fly me to the moon
Don’t wait up I’ll be back soon
Stay strong ‘cause I’m moving on
Closer to the sky than I’ve ever been before
Drifting away through the open door
I’m gone ‘cause I don’t belong

Verse 2

I’m tired of wishing on the stars at night
Falling down, now I know nothing was right
Did you ever think about all the people you’d leave?
The pain of a lost son fighting to breathe
And every time I try, I wonder why you’re by my side?
But you were lost in the downpour
And we needed more, than you to die young
I remember you said one day I’ll…

Chorus

Middle 8

Afraid of the command, waiting for the launch
Solo flight, nothing is wrong
I’m gonna put it all on the line
Watch as everyone waves goodbye

Afraid of the command, ready for the launch
Solo flight and something is wrong
Don’t wanna put it all on the line
Because we never get to press rewind

Verse 3

So now we pray, instead of counting the years
The ones that left us early ‘cause of doubting and fears
That if they stayed, in unremarkable lives
The words they would’ve said if only we tried
So far away, imagine how you’d have grown
The loves of you life, maybe kids of your own
I want a day, so we can do it again
On a cloud on your rooftop
Staring up above you said…

Chorus
Track Name: American Psycho
“American Psycho”
Jensen Reed & Christian Hand

Verse 1

Here I am #1 son, who are you?
No one that matters it’s my world wanna see the proof?
Which house? This house I’ll take it
Pool with a view so the girls get naked
I’m in the drop top Maserati hot shot
Speeding down Sunset, full throttle never stop
Police can’t see me, I’m waving dollar bills
High strung on the white lion from the hills
Addicted to the pain, someone else’s problem
MC Escher picture perfect ain’t no way to solve ‘em
I’ve been a monster since the day I was born
Little cocky-ass kid with my Jordans on
So fast-forward two decades and a life full of privilege
I do whatever I want, wait ‘til I’m finished
I’m off the planet and it’s not even 9pm
Hooray for Hollywood, let the games begin

Chorus

An American Psycho on the prowl…


Verse 2

Leaving out the back door, what more could I ask for?
Hard times in the city makes ‘em all whores
Just buy a couple shots and mix the magic stuff
Another half an hour you’ll be on the rug
This ain't my first rodeo there are things I know
Jack The Ripper with a big smile watching the show
From the rich blood of 90210
Untouchable, we buy it for the price of our soul
Rollie on my wrist, small hand on the 2
I’m the one who knows the future and what’s coming for you
Your mom and dad would love me but there's just one thing
I got some rope in the trunk time to tie back your wings
Pin you in my book with that look in your eyes
Top of the food chain, impeccable disguise
I'll take you back to the 818, these are you last moments
You’ll wanna stay awake

Chorus
Track Name: The Countdown
“The Countdown”
Jensen Reed

Verse 1

So the way that I see it’s a choice I have
Take it or leave it, now’s your chance
When the demons call, they know your name
Sense your lies, it’s all the same thing
This is how we roll, do it for the money, the fame and the gold
I’ve gone a bit crazy living in the city where your dreams come to die
Circled by the wolves hear the little boy cry
Under the bridge downtown’s on fire
Forty feet up, hanging by a wire
It’s the end of days, light slips away


Chorus

Countdown prepare for arrival
Running in place barely surviving
Someday heads are gonna roll
When you remember you lost your soul
Countdown prepare for arrival
Running in place barely surviving
Someday heads are gonna roll
When you remember you lost your soul


Verse 2

Headphones on in the studio
Trying real hard to get that record deal
My beats are tight, like maybe hot enough
To crossover and have mass appeal
But no false tense don’t bring it around
It’s lonely down here in the undergound
I need a break for heaven’s sake
Can I get some people to hear my sound?
So many years gone by but I keep getting signs
Spit them rhymes you on the rise
Quicker than a freefall from a plane
Then your chute decides, it’s not gonna open
Your never gonna have that second chance
Never gonna rock no stage again
Sorry for the sudden change of plans
Something’s out of order, it doesn’t feel right
Finally turn a corner emerging from the daze
Give praise to the universe
The gatekeeper of our sacred ways
Follow the street lights, been waiting all night
For a spark, a reason to hope
Am I insane am I stuck in a cycle that’s broke?
The photographs are blurry hiding what you see
It’s all about perspective set your mind free


Chorus


Bridge

I’m so afraid, time keeps slipping away
The window’s closing, joke’s on me
Why did you try at all? Just to lose and fail
Only to pour your heart out
And have nothing left, inhale

Chorus
Track Name: Lights Come On (feat. Lauren Mayhew)
“Lights Come On” feat. Lauren Mayhew

Jensen Reed, Lauren Mayhew, Christian Hand


Chorus

Hey stand up!
Hands in the air
This is the moment that you bring it
When the lights come on
When the lights go on

Here right now
Just make it happen
When the lights come on
When the lights go on

Verse 1

You wake up, find it’s the same
Only grey skylines that steal the day
Caught behind the things you say
To make it right
Can’t find time this life’s not mine
I’ve been lost too long to try
All you need’s the voice you hear
That says it’s alright

Chorus

Verse 2

When the lights come on and the people respond
To your every move
You know you’ve got nothing to prove in this place
All they want is your face
When the lights come on and your moment is there
The emptiness waits in the wings
All you feel is their stares
And then nobody cares

Middle 8

All my life, knew I would be
Right here waiting for you to find me
Here I am, my day in the sun
But it’s far from over, we’ve just begun…

Chorus
Track Name: Can't Downplay (Going Home)
“Can’t Downplay”
Jensen Reed

Verse 1

And if I said it once then I said it twice darlin’
We could see the city lights, maybe even rent a bike
Take me to the water alone, lead me to the unkown
I don’t think I’ve been this wide open in a moment
So baby more than ever, I don’t wanna go back home

Chorus

Why do we spend the day like it wasn’t our last?
Why don’t we make a pact to let go of the past?
What you got over me, is driving me crazy
And I know it’s worth saving

Verse 2

I took my chances grown and a $100 bill
A paramount divide just to wonder what you feel
The pictures speak to time but the words they will portray
The fact that this is something you can’t downplay
How am I still left here all these days now?
Who am I supposed to understand?
Tell me why would I want to go home?

Chorus

Outro

And if I said it once then I said it twice darlin’
We could see the city lights, maybe even rent a bike
Take me to the water alone, lead me to the unkown
I don’t think I’ve been this wide open in a moment
So baby more than ever, I don’t wanna go back home
Baby more than ever, I don’t wanna go back home
So baby more than ever, I don’t wanna go back home
Track Name: Ricochet
“Ricochet”
Jensen Reed


Verse 1

3am in the morning sitting straight up in bed
Heart’s beating like a warning, there’s danger ahead
These backward dreams keep me up at night
Running from the waterfall
Poor misunderstood expand
Laws don’t apply
Fire breathing dragon lurking right behind the gates
An evil little girl with blood on her hands
Floating in the doorway that weed must be laced
My mind won’t stop, trapped on the edge
One false step hanging on by a thread
I promise to be thankful for everything I have
And not let the minutes go by, go by so fast


Chorus

I’m alive, I’m alive I can feel it deep inside
But I’m scared that I’m gonna have to pay for my loss
Can you lead me across?
Or will there be another time when you wake up in disguise
And realize that you have to brace for the fall?


Verse 2

Heading out of town gotta run the bases
Take a look around these are the places
Your mind can’t erase this
Burned sense of wealth…so tasteless
Walking down the hall I can barely make out two eyes
It’s the sound of a lost one, but they’re very much alive
Tortured by regret and what could’ve been
The darkness it lingers and moves in
Takes you by the heart, blows away your soul
Stabs you in the back while you watch it all unfold
And I don’t wanna jump yet, it would be a privilege to see
If there’s anybody out there, completing the process of me


Chorus


Bridge

Go away, you can leave me by myself it’s okay
I’m lost up here in space
Drifting through the universal maze
For one million days

Chorus (added lines)

Calm down, you’re fine
But don’t know what to say
Breakdown
Be brave, the bullets ricochet
Track Name: Throw You The Rope (feat. Johnny Pacar)
“Throw You The Rope (feat. Johnny Pacar)”

Jensen Reed & Christian Hand

Chorus

By the way that you’re looking at me every time I turn around
Every moment you were scared flying through the clouds
It’s enough to write a lot of songs
From the depths of my heart and I heard all along
That you were on the last plane to New York
Didn’t think that you’d be strong enough to go
When you’re overboard who will be there?
To throw you the rope

Verse 1

Hide in reflections on the first step of deception
When you had no other choice, you heard the call
They know the games you play
The loudness of the words you say
Is deafening the room one and all
And now they’re coming after you
You never know when
You see the faces of a fool falling down again
By then it’s too late and the water’s slowing pulling you home
Knock the high and mighty off of his throne

Chorus

Verse 2

Stop the chasing, I’m tired of all the running once again
Time’s a wasting, relying on the chain of command
And now you think you figured out
What made you blink and left the doubt
Take the hard work from the cost
For you the profit’s (prophet) never lost
Black horizon on the tail of my car
You got no chances of surviving under water that far
And even when it seems I’m crumbling at your feet
They’re tearing you apart while you sleep

Middle 8

On the verge of gaining ground
When all you know is lost
Hollowed by the tone
You let me down

Chorus x2
Track Name: So You Know (feat. Drew Seeley)
“So You Know”
Jensen Reed, Drew Seeley, Christian Hand

Chorus

So you know, when I look at you
It fills my soul full of hope
We’ve come a long way and I love you
So down the waterfall we go
And I know when I look at you
How hard we both always tried
When I look at you darlin’
I’m proud to have you by my side

Verse 1

Up in the sky the stars are falling
Falling down for me
Got lost in your eyes
And saw the world from a different view
Slowly melting in your dreams
Imagine the promise
Anything can happen when you’re aware
You’re my inspiration
The driving force of why I care
Here’s your fairytale, inhale

Chorus

Verse 2

Taking my sweet time
To take you in, all that I appreciate is
Smiling in my face, and that’s you
I can’t believe your’e mine
I wanna live right here like this forever
We shine like the sun and moon together
Imagine the promise
Anything can happen once we begin
You're my inspiration
The driving force, and you always been
Real live fairytale, let me breathe you in




Bridge

So you know
You make me feel like I can do anything
So you know
I see your face and know I can’t help but sing
I can’t control
So I’m puttin this here on everything
So now you know, now you know
I’m never gonna never gonna to let you go

Chorus

Outro

So proud to have you by my side