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ORDINARY LOVE

THE BROKEN VIEW

2. SOMETHING YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF

1. HEART OF GLASS

I dream about you

What can I do

But wonder if I should

Moments still pass

Through this heart of glass

And they never looked so good

And I need to know why

Why anyone would leave you here

And I need to know

Why anyone would leave you at all

 

Cause you wear me out and wear me well

(Come to think of it)

It just might be myself

But how the hell would I know that

It’s over now and I can’t help

(Overthinking it)

But wonder how it felt

To know there’s no going back

 

(Come to think of it, come to think of it)

 

Was it fools gold

I borrowed and sold

To mitigate my fear

Of opening my eyes

To another sunrise

And lament the nights you appear

(Lament the nights you appear)

 

And I need to know why

Why anyone would leave you here

And I need to know

Why anyone would leave you at all

(You at all, you at all)

 

Cause you wear me out and wear me well

(Come to think of it)

It just might be myself

But how the hell would I know that

It’s over now and I can’t help

(Overthinking it)

But wonder how it felt

To know there’s no going back

 

(Come to think of it, come to think of it)

Caught up in a mess I made

Who am I to judge

And am I enough to live this life in stride

Cut off all circulation to my heart

Been garnered from the start

And beveled by who I am not

 

And who I wanna be

Could I ever see a sunrise and no squint my eyes

Because I overindulge

To remind me what loneliness tastes like

Til it all unfolds

 

And I won’t fight

You’ve given enough, I’ve taken your love for granted

And it feels right

To give you up cause I understand it’s

What’s better for you

 

What’s better for you

 

I’ll win this time

with or without you

Release me now

I will let go too

 

And who I will be

Is never out of reach

But time flies

Never compromises

And it fades like a pulse

To recollect the folly of insight

Til it all goes cold

 

And I won’t fight

You’ve given enough, I’ve taken your love for granted

And it feels right

To give you up cause I understand it’s

What’s better for you

 

And I won’t fight

(Caught up in a mess I made)

And it feels right

(Caught up in a mess I made)

To give you up cause I understand it’s

What’s better for you

 

What’s better for you

What’s better for you

What’s better for you

Confined in the place where I can do no harm

I’d risk my life every night to hold you in my arms

No truer lie has ever felt as right as the one I tell

Whenever I am bitter inside cause you never felt… the same

 

So, think it over

When do we get closer

We’ll take it slower

In search of some kind of closure

When we get closer

 

Open your eyes, see the mess that I am when you’re gone

It isn’t nice thinking about it twice, knowing I’m the one

Who never pries even when it’s the right thing to do

And you drive me lightweight wild and you know it true

 

So think it over

When do we get close

We’ll take it slower

In search of some kind of closure

When we get closer

4. BETTER FOR YOU

Love

Start me like a wildfire

Oh, love

Keep me on the ropes while I’m begging for disaster

 

But I never

knew what I was looking for

Until I saw forever

A vision of what I had once before

 

Don’t wait for anything or anybody else

It might feel like it is all wrong

But you’ll see that what you really want

Is something you can give yourself

 

Love

Shock me like a live wire

Oh, love

Lead me like a ghost in our sadly ever after, after

 

Oh,

Don’t wait for anything or anybody else

You might feel like it is all wrong

But you’ll see that what you really want

Is something you can give yourself

 

Oh,

Don’t wait for anything or anybody else

It might feel as if it’s all gone wrong

But you’ll see that what you really want

Is something you can give yourself

5. THE FOOL

3. CLOSER

6. NEED A FRIEND

I don’t want to hurt you

But ever time I lie awake

Your silence is a virtue

That I can’t seem to shake

That’s my kind a woman

And baby it’s a crying shame

Is it even worth it

I’d ask myself the same

 

You’re losing all your sleep tonight

For one more desperate hour of time

 

Called me up and said I want to be somewhere close to you but not too close

You said it once

You’ll say it again

I ain’t in love but I need a friend

Called me up and said I want to be somewhere close to you but not too close

It ain’t enough

And I can’t pretend

That I ain’t in love but I need a friend

 

And waiting is the hard part

To get a sense of how you feel

It’s a matter of a fools heart

To believe it’s something real

 

My thoughts are true

My heart is on my sleeve

What else can I do

You brought me to my fucking knees

 

Called me up and said I want to be somewhere close to you but not too close

You said it once

You’ll say it again

I ain’t in love but I need a friend

Called me up and said I want to be somewhere close to you but not too close

It ain’t enough

And I can’t pretend

That I ain’t in love but I need a friend

 

I ain’t in love, no I ain’t in love

 

But I need a friend

 

Pick up the phone

And let’s get out of here

You don’t want to be alone

It’s what you’ve been dying to hear

 

Called me up and said I want to be somewhere close to you but not too close

You said it once

You’ll say it again

I ain’t in love but I need a friend

Called me up and said I want to be somewhere close to you but not too close

It ain’t enough

And I can’t pretend

That I ain’t in love but I need a friend

 

I ain’t in love no I ain’t in love

(Somewhere close to you but not too close)

 

I ain’t in love but I need a friend

Define emotion

And try to hold it in

Cause you and I

Yeah, we know better to look

Before we leap

But in spite of all this

I light the moments

Up like a fire

And trade these eyes for blinders

So I can finally unsee you

 

Tie a knot, carry on

Like you never knew

What it was like to Lose what’s left of you

Pitiful lies keep fucking it up

When you realize it’s never enough

Follow that up with a loveless generation

Driven by lust and a godlike complex

Cynical lines; written in blood

Deconstruct the foundation

 

Don’t waste your time

Cause I’m not ready to learn

What I am running from

You said, “a fool by design”

With no bridge left to burn

 

Your eyes are open

But cold and hopeless

And I have tried

But you don’t know what it took

For me to curb my devotion

Through all the bullshit

And my desire

Lights up the night so bright

Until I can see though

 

What you want and what you refuse to understand

I cannot watch you hurt yourself again

Typical prize is your fucking mistrust

You and your pride think I am unjust

Follow that up with a one-sided conversation

Driven by what you say I’ve taken out of context

Critical fights that will never be one

Subliminal cries of desperation

 

I won’t waste my time

Cause you’re not ready to learn

What you are running from

You’re a fool by design

With no bridge left to burn

 

Come in closer

(Come in closer)

Help me understand you

(Help me understand you)

The worst is over

(The worst is over)

If you can withstand the truth

(If you can withstand the truth)

I’m down on my luck not out of my mind

I’ve never been one to settle in spite I

I don’t need you to change a thing

I’m only asking you to hear me

I remember every word that you ever spoke

Still I’m wondering, what’s best for me alone

And only you can be the one

To make that choice before we come undone

 

Don’t waste your time

(I won’t waste my time)

Cause I’m not ready to learn

(Cause you’re not ready to learn)

What I am running from

(Running from)

You’re a fool by design

(A fool by design)

With no bridge left to burn

(With no bridge left to burn)

 

(No bridge left to burn, no bridge left)

(No bridge left to burn, no bridge left)

(No bridge left to burn, no bridge left)

(No bridge left to burn, no bridge left)

8. THE MORNING

I never called you in the morning

Never knew what to say

It’s so unlike me to stay

If it hurts just to see me

Then just walk away

I get so jealous these days

 

Sometimes it’s hard to leave

But don’t get lost on me

The time is all I grieve

To be the one you need

 

And oh how beautiful it must be

To love someone like you used to love me

No matter how beautiful it may seem

I am a fool for you and that’s on me

 

I never called you in the morning

Oh, cause I knew what you’d say

Oh, we’d been drinking all night

It didn’t mean a thing

Oh, Would you give me a break

And let me say what I say

 

Sometimes it’s hard to leave

But don’t get lost on me

The time is all I need

To be the one you grieve

 

And oh how beautiful it must be

To love someone like you used to love me

But now matter how beautiful it may seem

I am a fool for you and that’s on me

 

And that’s on me

I know, I know

 

It’s too late for a one night stand off

I’ve never been quick on the draw, it’s true

You engraved this right into my heart

Yes, I’m a fool for you too

 

And oh how beautiful it must be

To love someone like you used to love me

But now matter how beautiful it may seem

I am a fool for you and that’s on me

 

And that’s on me

Hey yeah, I know

7. ORDINARY LOVE

I think I saw a photograph

Of what has yet to come of us

Cause in your arms I’m holding back

Tears for everything it was

 

So tell me what it feels like

Over in your state of mind

Oh, cause in this statement I

Have fallen just to satisfy

The laws of ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary love

(These are the words that we’re meant to write)

Ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary Love

(Stand up and say goodbye)

 

I wished upon a fallen star

Before it burnt to fast for us

 

So understand you misunderstood

Everything that I thought you would

Now you’ll say anything

To get what you want

But I am no better than you are

I have my faults, I know what they are

But wanting more out of love is not one

 

So tell me what it feels like

Over in your state of mind

Oh, cause in this statement I

Have fallen just to satisfy

The laws of ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary love

(These are the words that we’re meant to write)

Ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary Love

(Stand up and say goodbye)

 

So tell me what it feels like

Over in your state of mind

Oh, cause in this statement I

Have fallen just to satisfy

The laws of ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary love

(These are the words that we’re meant to write)

Ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary Love

(Stand up and say goodbye)

 

(These are the words that we’re meant to write)

 

(Say goodbye)

 

The laws of ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary love

Ordinary love

(Ordinary love)

Ordinary Love

9. IN TOO DEEP

Desperate

Momentarily absent

If only we could forfeit

Our minds and our bodies

For something more fucking precious

Like the time you waste

To make and about face

And never change anything about yourself

 

Bury this hope

I’m theory, I cope

 

We fall in too deep

No coming up for air now

The walls begin to speak

In words we can understand now

 

Faced with

A real reason to get out of bed

If only I was so vacant

I would know what I do with my heart

And all the holes in it

 

You can do so much better than you ever knew

Heed the truth when the pressure gets the better of you

Push it out like a splinter underneath your skin

Scream and shout til your lungs give out what you keep in

 

We fall in too deep

No coming up for air now

The walls begin to speak

In words we can understand now

 

Bury this hope

In theory, I cope

 

We fall in too deep

No coming up for air now

The walls begin to speak

In words we can understand now

We fall in too deep

No coming up for air now

The walls begin to speak

In words we can understand now

11. I'LL BE THERE

(YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO ASK)

Your heart has got you down

Cause you prefer the way you look when there is no one else around

I’ve seen you tremble at the sight of all that you could live without

You’re better off not being torn between your faith and what you doubt

Cause you’re crying so loud

 

If you need a moment

To think it over

I want it to be the last

Cause we’re only getting older

And if you falter, I’ll

Be there and you’ll never have to ask

 

Now I know what you want

I chased your reticence until I caught the cat that got your tongue

So don’t hesitate to say anything cause you’re the one I trust

Enough to hold what I was convinced I had forever lost

This heart of mine, love

 

If you need a moment

To think it over

I want it to be the last

Cause we’re only getting older

And if you falter, I’ll

be there and you’ll never have to ask

And there’s an ocean

Of our emotions, yeah

Between us and the past

But we follow our devotion

So unspoken and I’ll

Be there and you’ll never have to ask

 

If you need a moment

To think it over

I want it to be the last

Cause we’re only getting older

And if you falter, I’ll

(If you falter I’ll)

be there and you’ll never have to ask

And there’s an ocean

Of our emotions, yeah

Between us and the past

But we follow our devotion

So unspoken and I’ll

Be there and you’ll never have to ask

 

I’ll be there and you’ll never have to ask

 

I’ll be there and you’ll never have to ask

10. DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH

I could write a million songs about it

And hope the wind carries a word to you

But you never really cared about it

In fact, I really think there is no use cause

It’s not that I don’t understand

It’s that you keep embarrassing yourself

And even if there was a last ditch effort

To get along I’d get gone before I get lost on you

 

(To get along, I’d get gone)

 

Be fore I get lost on you

 

Don’t hold your breath

Let it all out

Take a step

Back to the now

Call it quits

Call it anything

That you want

But don’t call me

You will ask for something I cannot give

And I’ll admit to everything I never did

Don’t hold your breath

Let it all out

Take a step

Back to the now

 

Anomalous is my ambition

Suspended in disbelief I

Don’t believe in superstition

In this life, I’m all I ever need to be

(You had me feeling like I wasn’t good enough)

In this life, I’m all I ever need to be

(You had me feeling like I wasn’t good enough)

In this life I’m, in this life I’m

 

Don’t hold your breath

Let it all out

Take a step

Back to the now

Call it quits

Call it anything

That you want

But don’t call me

You will ask for something I cannot give

And I’ll admit to everything I never did

Don’t hold your breath

Let it all out

Take a step

Back to the now

 

Forgetting nothing, agitation always had a way with words

With callous comfort I won’t take it out on you and now just

Get me out of here

(Get me out of here)

Get me out of here

(Get me out of here)

Get me out, just get me out

 

Don’t hold your breath

Let it all out

Take a step

Back to the now

Call it quits

Call it anything

That you want

But don’t call me

You will ask for something I cannot give

And I’ll admit to everything I never did

Don’t hold your breath

Let it all out

Take a step

Back to the now

 

(You had me feeling like I wasn’t good enough)

Just get me out, get me out

(You had me feeling like I wasn’t good enough)

And I’ll admit to everything I never did

(You had me feeling like I wasn’t good enough)

So just get me, get me out

(You had me feeling like I wasn’t good enough)

12. THE WEIGHT OF YOUR WORLD

This won’t take too long

I admit that I was wrong

To think I could ever make

These thoughts go awake

It’s apart of who I am

That much, I understand

And I’ll never be ashamed

As I do embrace

 

Light,

It disappears

Then fades to black

(Fades to black)

Night,

Relive my fears

No turning back

(Turning back)

 

There’s comfort in this cold

A message to my old

Ways in which I once loved

And to who I once was

Destined to overthink

Til under the world I sink

And I’ll do whatever it takes

As I still embrace

 

Light,

It disappears

Then fades to black

(Fades to black)

Night,

Relive my fears

No turning back

Turning back from this

 

I was too weak to see all this at first

No body said how low

I could get until it started to hurt

Everyone I know

So do what you can or do nothing at all

I’m still waiting for time to pass

Til I can see in ways that you always said were so perfectly mine to have

When starving for closure is all that you know

You long to be closer with nothing to show for it

And when no one sees you, in the end you must carry the weight of your world in your own

 

(Cause you wear me out and wear me well)

 

(It just might be myself)

 

(Come to think of it, come to think of it)

 

Life,

It reappears

No turning back

Turing back

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