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1.
03:34
I lost the vision some time ago In the clutter and noise that’s all around It’s easily done but it’s getting old I’ve got to find my way back home Most of the time I can barely think Clarity comes only when I drink In the doubt and fog I call my brain I’ll find the place to start again Just be honest, just be true Just tell it like it is, just be you I got a job and moved away It didn’t work out so I didn’t stay Faced with time, I got the fear About the reason I am here “Your songs suck and no one cares” “You’ve failed before and you’ll fail again” I dust myself off, grab the pen Find the strength to begin again Just be you
2.
03:32
I cut through the land, I’m a travelling man And every step brings me closer to you Every sunset I see, every raindrop I feel Every city I leave in my dust Every ray of sunshine that punctures the clouds Every bird that sings its creation aloud Every stream of water rushing down mountain rocks Every tree that holds its branches aloft The world is singing to me I wanna hold you forever but you’re fading away Like the quickest of sunsets on the darkest of days I am losing hope that I will see you again Now you're fading fast, fading fast Paint me a picture, freeze it in my mind Give me something unfiltered, oh give me the sky Put it in my pocket, let me lock it away My sole desire is to preserve this day
3.
I met you in the height of summer, it was right on time Despite by best efforts I couldn’t get you off my mind ‘Cause I know that you are good and there is more to you than meets the eye But will we dance the night away? Do you feel it, feel love? Do you think we have got enough? For when the seas, seas get rough? Baby, do you feel love? We are held apart by land and ocean but you’ve caught my eye There is something in this situation that I can’t deny So I’m jumping on a plane, I’m flying to you through the sky And will we dance the night away? Call me a fool but I cannot turn my back on you Without this being said Call me a fool but I don’t want to end my life With a string of regrets Call me a fool for all the stupid things I’ve done But I will do them again ‘Cause I am a fool for love And I am a fool for you
4.
Keeping up is such a drag and this life is temporary I’ve got my perspective all wrong Constantly comparing and I never shape up I’m trying desperately just to keep up Teach me to number my days, Lord I will say no more often, I will learn that less is more I’ll turn theory into practice from all the books I bought I won’t drink until oblivion, I will learn some self-control I will tear my eyes from the screen and lift them to the sky
5.
I fell into you, I was not ready I fell into you, I was not steady And I’ve got no excuses for being so useless But it doesn’t make up for what I’ve done I fell into you, I was not ready I fell into you, I was not steady And I’ve got no excuses, beyond being human But it doesn’t make up for what I’ve done When will I learn to stop falling in love? ‘Cause love is not something you fall into I am a man but I act like a child Spewing cheap lines just to coax out a smile But you need actions not words, and I’ve given you nothing But more scars that run deep I’ve made a decision, I’m biding my time Until I’m ready to love you for the rest of our lives ‘Cause there are too many loose promises, and there’s been too much pain And I don’t want to be another man who just throws his towel in the ring
6.
04:09
Oh, Canada, you broke my heart, and I cannot forgive you I flew for hours round the world just so I could touch you Naïve, I may be, but my heart is strong and honest I gave my all, held nothing back, now we lie in pieces But I guess we always knew it I sit in the departure lounge, butterflies in my chest I’m ready to offer you my heart, praying you say yes ‘Cause you know the contents of my soul better than the rest And the time is now upon us to put this to the test You rested in my arms, we played like little kids Long walks in the cool spring air, where we traded kiss for kiss We bathed and rested in the sun, talked about our dreams I told you that I loved you, that you were all I see I guess we always knew it I guess we always knew Just how this thing would end
7.
There’s a battle within myself I am not real – I am words upon paper I am theory and conjecture, I am talk without action I am regret, ‘cause I am not there yet I’m a work in progress I have a good heart, but to see me you wouldn’t know it Seems I rarely choose to show it – seems I’ve got two sides, I’m fighting with myself And I’m not winning I’ve seen this before I’m fighting myself, and I’m always losing I know what is right, but I rarely do it I’ve got places to go, but will I ever get there? It’s anyone’s bet Projecting an image, it is lies and filters It is edited highlights, it is everything I want you to see But I have a confession None of that is me We live in an age where it gets harder to make connections I’m talking blood and tears relations, talking real life and not just Dramatics, sensational headlines Purest fantasy It seems impossible It seems like I’ll never break through Forever tested and forever failing How can I get through to you?
8.
04:24
I haven’t wrote a song in months but they’ve been welling up I’ve filled my mind with words but I haven’t let them out ‘Cause the days get busy and the nights don’t relent But I am taking the time I turned 24 a few weeks ago And 19 feels so far away I never thought I’d be writing songs in this house again But I’ve been taking my time Life is racing on, I am wasting time You have burned my heart so I know what’s right Won’t you take my hand and guide me home tonight? I know theories of life but I haven’t lived There is talking in this room but no one’s listening I’m trying so hard to know what it is that I meant to do I give myself to you Life is moving faster, I just wanna slow down There’s so much noise that I forget what this is about And I’ll try to keep things steady if I can stop myself spinning around
9.
I’ve got a heart problem, I’m sick to the core I need you to love me, whatever that’s for My nights are filled with thoughts of you So tell me, Lord, what can I do? To know if it’s real or if I am slipping Into a hole that I have been digging We cannot stand the thought of being alone Like you need someone to tell you who you are So we look for love in all the wrong places Or we make it up, we grin and we fake it We’ve got heart problems, we’re sick to the core We need you to love us, whatever that’s for
10.
03:27
Keep things simple, take things slow It’s the only way that I’ll cope I need your help in letting go When I’m sat here wound up so tight Can we move back to a time when four chords were enough? And we led simpler lives, we were happy inside Give me a family, give me a wife Help me to make a difference in this difficult life Where the world is so noisy Listen to my heart – can you hear its steady beat? Let’s go back to the start Come back to my first love You are my first love – there is only you We make noise and we make sound But the heart of the message is often nowhere to be found Words lie hollow and lifeless You are the wind beneath my wings You are the reason that I sing And every minute that I forget is another minute wasted And we drift through our lives without a hint of direction And we drift through our lives without knowing why we’re here And we drift through our lives
11.
03:39
I have not met you yet But I am waiting with arms wide open I am waiting with thoughts unspoken I feel spent but I know I have something left to give And when a first kiss comes I will cherish it, fix it in my mind It’s been the longest winter of all time But the snow left us clean and you are mine I am a sailor who’s been lost at sea No map, just floating aimlessly But I can see you on the shore, guiding me home And I’m finally coming I’ve travelled far and wide Flinging my net out to catch something worthwhile Desperately hoping for things to turn out right But I always left empty-handed But you’ve been pruning Sanding down all of my rough edges Moulding me into the man you made me Helping me see who I am I took my time, I took my time
12.
I can’t drag my body out of bed I can’t raise my head up from this pillow I can’t shake the feeling that my soul is dead I know that I was made for something different Things reached a peak when I just felt too low to move Tears rolled down my cheeks – how did I get stuck in this groove? There used to be promise, there used to be hope And now I’m starting to doubt if I am able to cope It wasn’t simple, it was far from an easy choice But when you start to hate your life then you know the time is right ‘Cause hours are precious, and lately time’s been racing on And when I call you on the phone we wonder where this year has gone Life is short and we want to change the world We’ve both got heart but no clue where to begin Just take a step, make good decisions day by day And as the calendar fills with crosses, these days will light the way Say no to safety, reject despair It may take some time but know that you will get there Say no to fear, set your sights on higher plains Take heart and know that what comes easy never stays I will wait on you, I will wait upon the Lord

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Recorded April & May 2014 at Crushtone Studios, Cleveland, Ohio
Music and lyrics by Luke Leighfield
Produced by Luke Leighfield and Jim Wirt
Engineered and mixed by Jim Wirt
Mastered by John Naclerio
Photography by Tom Price – tomalprice.com
Design by Matt Withers – mattwithers.co.uk

credits

released March 9, 2015

Luke Leighfield - vocals, piano, Rhodes piano, organ, backing vocals
Andrew Cushman - guitar
Stephen Cushman - drums
Mike Fisher - trumpet
Alan Harrell - cello
Tim Keehn - trombone
Tom Price - backing vocals
Jim Wirt - bass guitar, percussion

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