Lyrics

Here’s To Change

 

Verse:

All I have are my opinions

All I am is up to me

In a world where we blame others

And wash our own hands clean 

 

I bore witness to the vipers

I’ve been bitten by my share

Even independent soldiers

Need to know somebody cares

Need to know somebody cares

 

Chorus:

So here’s to change

To rail against the old ways 

For those who try to seize the day

Here’s to change

 

And here’s to change

To bring about some new ways 

For those who want a better day

Here’s to change

 

Verse: 

We get so many shots at glory

But just one to live our own lives

Do we burn another funeral pyre

To reach another morning’s light

 

If this world means competition

And we fight so we can reap

How is it that the sun don’t shine

On both sides of the street

On both sides of the street

 

Chorus:

So here’s to change

To rail against the old ways 

For those who try to seize the day

Here’s to change

 

And here’s to change

To bring about some new ways 

For those who want a better day

Here’s to change

 

Verse: 

There is more to life then just proving

There’s a transcendental right

Trading humanity for efficiency

We pay the greatest price

 

You pay the greatest price

I’ve paid the greatest price

You’ve paid the greatest price

I’ve paid the greatest price

 

You paid 

We paid 

We pay the greatest price

 

Chorus:

So here’s to change

To rail against the old ways 

For those who try to seize the day

Here’s to change

 

And here’s to change

To bring about some new ways 

For those who want a better day

Here’s to change

 

 

The Mirror

 

C’mon

 

Verse: 

Do you see me standing where you are

You feel so far away

The man I am and the man looking back at me

They’re not the same

 

You look in judgment at all that I’ve forgotten 

And I can’t disagree

The lines I drew have faded into nothing

I’ve got to do what I preach 

 

Chorus: 

Cause you can run

But you can’t hide from yourself 

Take your pride

Leave it on the shelf

 

You only answer to the man in the mirror

Cause he forever lives in you

 

Verse: 

The dreams I made replaced with crowding voices

And I let them take me down
I may be wrong but I’m not beaten 

I’ll find my way somehow 

 

Chorus: 

Cause you can run

But you can’t hide from yourself

Take your pride

Leave it on the shelf

 

You only answer to the man in the mirror

Cause he forever lives

 

Bridge: 

Your story is yet to be written

How will it begin

It can be a once upon a time

Or a never again

 

Chorus: 

Cause you can run

But you can’t hide from yourself

Take your pride

Leave it on the shelf

 

You only answer to the man in the mirror

Cause he forever lives

You only answer to the man in the mirror

Cause he forever lives

 

Chorus:

 

You can run

But you can’t hide from yourself

Take your pride

Leave it on the shelf

 

You can run

But you can’t hide from yourself

Take your pride

Leave it on the shelf

 

You only answer to the man in the mirror

Cause he forever lives

You only answer to the man in the mirror

Cause he forever lives in you

 

 

After The Fall

 

Verse: 

You came in like summer so sweet and so warm

Passions a blazing I fell for your charms

But the garden you promised ended up being bare

Your winter cold heart mine it wouldn’t spare

 

Like early November the shadows of snow

Came fast and broke loose the secrets you stowed 

The kingdom we dreamt now turning to ash

There was nothing to do now but let it all pass

 

Chorus: 

Seasons change 

Memories fade 

And I laid my heart on the line

But I don’t regret it at all 

 

Verse: 

With nothing to lean on and no more to gain

We resigned to feel empty continue the game

The bare-naked truth of what we had become

You cannot undo the things already done

 

You no longer resembled who you used to be

And I was a job that you could not complete

We got really good at wearing our masks

Performing for others what we couldn’t have

 

Chorus:

Seasons change 

Memories fade 

And I laid my heart on the line

But I don’t regret it at all 

 

To know what you want 

To find the starting line 

For the rest of your life

You have to forgive where you come from

 

So after the fall

I’m ready for love

 

Bridge: 

No more trying to live up to standard

No more deciding which faces would sell

You never loved me if you constantly wanted from me

The ability for me to be somebody else

 

Verse: 

Now it’s easy to look back on all of those days

To laugh at the moments that were so full of pain

It’s clear that there won’t be an answer for why

It showed you and I what we wanted to find

 

Chorus:

Seasons change 

Memories fade 

And I laid my heart on the line

But I don’t regret it at all 

 

To know what you want 

To find the starting line 

For the rest of your life

You have to forgive where you come from

 

So after the fall

I’m ready for love

Oh I’m ready for love

 

 

Wise Man

 

Verse: 

On a cool November morning

He hears the ships swing in the breeze 

He moves the paper up his shoulders 

Questions what life means 

 

Travelling through the concrete jungle

He tries to barter with his fate

His memories left behind him

Lessons written cross his face

 

Chorus: 

Most people ignore him

They don’t care if life gets cruel 

For the wise man’s not a wise man

Till he’s assumed to be a fool

But he goes on

 

Verse: 

So he prays to hosts of angels 

For a saint to put bread in his hands

But lately saints don’t listen

And his hands go cold again

 

Chorus: 

The open air his castle 

The park bench is his throne

But the wise man pays no penance 

All he gets is time alone 

But he goes on

 

Verse: 

He’s never asked for more than nothing

He’ll always greet you with a smile

But like the king’s new wardrobe

They see through him all the while

 

Chorus: 

Oh all want to accuse him

No one ever asks him why

His path strayed from the others

His pain within his eyes

 

Oh all it takes is some compassion 

To change the story of his life

The course of one man’s trials 

Altered solely by a smile

 

So take heed of those in trouble

For this man once was wise

And despite where he may wander

He’s never in disguise

But he goes on

 

The open air his castle

The park bench is his throne

But the wise man pays no penance

All he gets is time alone

All he gets is time alone  

 

 

Take A Chance With Me

 

Verse: 

Hey there darling with the beautiful smile 

Your blue jean ways and your emerald eyes

I've seen sparks that could not start a fire 

Like you do

 

I know it's love I knew from the start

A veiled Juliet you’re playing your part

Wanting me to misplace your heart

But I know you feel this too

 

Pre-Chorus:

Are you gonna listen to people tell you what's wrong and right

You can choose to love in colour 

Not just live in black & white

 

Chorus:

Hey baby what are you after

Don't wait till tomorrow for us to be together

Talk is cheap but my love runs deep and I just can't leave this be

What do you say 

Take a chance with me

 

Verse

Trust me babe take me at my word

I'd write you an album if love could be heard

But my words 

Only mean what you will them to

 

Don't let trepidation cloud what you feel

Life's to short and what we've got is real

Be the captain of your fate 

Don't just be the crew

 

Pre Chorus:

You can wait contemplate and live life in your mind

Well I've got a passenger seat to you and me

Get in before summer dies

 

Chorus:

Hey baby what are you after

Don't wait till tomorrow for us to be together

Talk is cheap but my love runs deep and I just can't leave this be

What do you say 

Take a chance with me

 

Solo:

 

Chorus: 

So hey baby what are you after

How long are you gonna wait 

For our happily ever after 

 

Hey baby what are you after

Don't wait till tomorrow for us to be together

Whoa

 

Hey baby what are you after

Don't wait till tomorrow for us to be together

Talk is cheap but my love runs deep and I just can't leave this be

What do you say 

Take a chance with me

Take a chance with me

C’mon Girl 

 

 

Stay

 

Verse: 

Starts with a whisper

Grows into a roar

This place looks familiar

But I’ve not been here before

 

Started off play mates

Grew into friends

And all of the things I was sure of

Are changing again

 

Chorus: 

But if I can’t be your hero will you run

If more battles are fought than are ever won

Will you stay with me

 

Verse: 

You think you know me

And I think the same

But there are still things about you

I’m learning each day

 

Chorus: 

And if I can’t be your hero will you run

If more battles are fought than are ever won

Will you stay with me

 

I don’t have all the answers there’s no crystal ball

But will that be enough to last through it all

Is this meant to be

Will you stay with me

 

Verse:   

Well I don’t know the future

I can’t give you your cue

But I’ve got this moment

And I wanna be here with you

 

Chorus: 

But if I can’t be your hero will you run

If more battles are fought than are ever won

Will you stay with me

 

I don’t have all the answers there’s no crystal ball

But will that be enough to last through it all

Is this meant to be

Will you stay with me

Will you stay with me

 

 

Me, Myself & I

 

Verse: 

Do I take up the hammer

Or do I pick up the sword

If you don’t decide tomorrow 

How can you decide at all

 

I don’t recall that the story told that it only took one day

But these days Rome just ain’t the same 

 

Verse: 

Will I try out for the football team

To fall flat on my face

Learn a couple lessons 

From the scars left from the scrapes 

 

The only signs of anything are the ones I choose to see

Cause anything could mean a lot to me

 

Chorus: 

God almighty anybody please give me a sign

So many paths to choose from which one of them is mine

Am I running around in circles am I running out of time

Who is me myself and I

 

Verse: 

Do you think they’ll call me master

Will they curse at my name

Is there anyway of knowing

How to be different from the same

 

In a world where it all adds up when do we begin a new

How will they differ me from you

 

Chorus:

God almighty anybody please give me a sign

So many paths to choose from which one of them is mine

Am I running around in circles am I running out of time

Who is me myself and I

 

Verse: 

Well I’ve built all these bridges

And I’ve worked a lot of rooms

I’ve made my set of promises 

That I intend to prove

 

I’m more than just a pretty face

A number to be pulled

I’m not something you can throw away

My words are here for good

 

So I’ll shout them from the rooftops

Make my presence known

I’ll live my life the way I choose 

And I’ll choose the way I go 

 

I’m delivered from indifference 

And I’ll hold my head with pride

Still on the search for 

Me myself and I

 

 

Waiting For The Flood

 

Verse: 

At the end of the road less traveled 

Lies a dead end with an arrow pointing back

Through the brush of the Sherwood Forest

Lies the memory of our hero’s place of rest

 

Just cause is a means to pull the trigger

Infraction a fancy word for fight

Our towers of Babel now have fallen 

No one’s reaching for heaven tonight

 

Chorus: 

When the lights go out 

And there’s nowhere left to run 

Will the heavens understand 

From the flip side of the gun

 

The destruction that we’ve caused 

Is the sentence that we’ve brought 

We’re just waiting for the flood

We’re just waiting for the flood

 

Verse: 

You’re lucky if your rain falls from heaven 

Cause for some the fire rains from hell

And the angel’s cries only masked by dying sighs 

Is it really too late to start again

 

Chorus: 

When the lights go out 

And there’s nowhere left to run 

Will the heavens understand 

From the flip side of the gun

 

The destruction that we’ve caused 

Is the sentence that we’ve brought 

We’re just waiting for the flood

 

Bridge: 

Dearly beloved 

We’re gathered here today to say goodbye 

To everything we’ve loved

 

Through the bad times and the worse times

We’ve suffered through them all

To be victim to an even greater fall

 

Chorus: 

When the lights go out 

And there’s nowhere left to run 

Will the heavens understand 

From the flip side of the gun

 

The destruction that we’ve caused 

Is the sentence that we’ve brought 

We’re just waiting for the flood

We’re just waiting for the flood

We’re just waiting for the flood

We’re just waiting 

 

 

Tomorrow’s Man

 

Verse:

He wakes up and checks the mirror 

Puts on his faith and pride

He arms himself against the rest

With a vision and a smile

 

In a world where things like promises 

Break with people’s lives

He carries on because he knows

The reason for his time

 

Pre Chorus:

So he strives to be the greatest that he can

And when things get rough he grabs the horns and repeats this in his head

 

Chorus:

There’s a code amongst my brothers

There’s a time to take a stand 

And when a young man’s pride

Is bound up in his Try

 

I will reap from this life what I can

Cause I’m tomorrow’s man

 

Verse:

Oh he don’t pander to what’s popular

He stays true to his heart

Fifth Business is his calling

And he’s destined for the part

 

Pre Chorus:

So he strives to be the greatest that he can

And when things get rough he grabs the horns and repeats this in his head

 

Chorus:

There’s a code amongst my brothers

There’s a time to take a stand 

And when a young man’s pride

Is bound up in his Try

 

I will reap from this life what I can

Cause I’m tomorrow’s man

 

Bridge:

So he keeps reaching for that higher ground

Never asking why or how cause the 

Kingdom of heaven lies within

 

It’s up to us to change the plan

Start making our demands 

Of this life and what it means

 

Chorus:

Cause there’s a code amongst my brothers

And there’s a time to take a stand 

 

There’s a code amongst my brothers

There’s a time to take a stand 

And when a young man’s pride

Is bound up in his Try

 

I will reap from this life what I can

Cause I’m tomorrow’s man

I’m tomorrow’s man

 

 

This Life Is Yours

 

Verse: 

Camouflaged in neutral gear

If you don’t take the time you’ll never see

The things that aren’t so clear

This time around 

 

Painting pictures of a dream

Beauty lives inside each of us

If we believe 

It’s ours to mold

 

Every tree starts off a seed

With nothing but the will to be

And there’s no telling what we can achieve

It’s time we tried

 

Chorus: 

Cause how you see yourself is unique to you

To each their own

Decide who you are and who you’re gonna be

This life is yours

 

Verse: 

Be brave enough to keep your faith

In all that you can’t separate 

From what you want in your day to day

Keep holding on

 

Chorus: 

Cause how you see yourself is unique to you

To each their own

Decide who you are and who you’re gonna be

This life is yours

 

Verse: 

The game is set the dice are cast

Maybe the first but not the last

To love yourself and let go of the past

This time around

 

Chorus:

Cause how you see yourself is unique to you

To each their own

Decide who you are and who you’re gonna be

This life is yours

 

Cause how you see yourself is unique to you

To each their own

Decide who you are and who you’re gonna be

This life is yours

This life is yours