The American Adventure

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1. Things I’ve Done Before
2. Bruxellisation
3. Lights Out
4. Wrongest Thing In Town
5. Lose Yr Frown
6. The American Adventure
7. Chaos
8. Headacheville
9. Existing

Things I’ve Done Before

You need some time alone
I need to stop before I fall

Back to the part I hate
Back to the things I’ve done before

Still I walk along with no sense of where I’ve gone
If it’s more than what I hoped for
Then I’d hope that I was wrong

You need some time alone
I need to stop before I fall

Back to the part I hate
Back to the things I’ve done before

It makes no difference to the things I’ll never see
You might feel a change
But I can’t change the way I feel

It’s all been lost and I don’t love you anymore
That’s what she says as she’s walking out the door

Back to the part I hate
Back to the things I’ve done before

Bruxellisation

That could’ve been me
I don’t know how
The door was open
But I couldn’t go

And now the evening’s here
You look so sad
But nothing’s changed since then
And time is on my side
But if you lie
I’ll always be behind

That could’ve been me
I don’t know how
The door was open
But I couldn’t go

And now the evening’s here
You look so sad
But nothing’s changed since then
And time is on my side
But if you lie
I’ll always be behind

Lights Out

Time for lights out over the allotment
I must remember not to feel the elements

If I’m not here when you call
You’ll have a hundred places to go
And the victories that you’ve had
Won’t make up for the values you lack

Time for lights out over the allotment
I must remember not to feel the elements

If I’m not here when you call
You’ll get years left to learn more
And the victories that you’ve had
Won’t make up for the values you lack

Wrongest Thing In Town

Lock the door and keep the key
Your broken language could never sway me
You must be invisible
You must be on your knees

Pick emotions from a tree
There are places that I’d rather be
I don’t need broken theories
Don’t need out of line beginnings

In time
Running through the finish line
I’m not the only one who can help
I’m down
With the wrongest thing in town
But I won’t end up by myself

Twenty-five and wide awake
One good reason to have what it takes
I can settle on this flight
To winter in the summertime

Lock the door and keep the key
There are places that I’d rather be
You must be invisible
You must be on your knees

In time
Running through the finish line
I’m not the only one who can help
I’m down
With the wrongest thing in town
But I won’t end up by myself

Lose Yr Frown

Let’s begin again
And take me back to then
I want to see the end
Of what has gone before

And I’ll be grateful for
The things I had before
I couldn’t miss you more
Than I do now

Don’t try to shut me out
When all I want is what you have
And in time you know that all of this will pass

I’m not the one that let you down
I’m not the one who’ll get you out
I’m just answering the questions that you asked

So let’s begin again
And take me back to then
I want to see the end
Of what has gone before

And I am grateful for
The things I had before
I couldn’t miss you more
Than I do now

Don’t try to shut me out
When all I want is what you have
And in time you know that all of this will pass

I’m not the one that let you down
I’m not the one who’ll get you out
I’m just answering the questions that you asked

I am grateful for
The things I had before
I couldn’t miss you more
Than I do now

Let’s begin again
And take me back to then
I want to see the end

Don’t try to shut me out
When all I want is what you have
And in time you know that all of this will pass

So come on and lose your frown
I’m not the one that brought you down
I might be wrong but I’m not trying to pretend

The American Adventure

Somehow you came out fighting
Somehow it turned out good
This must be the happy ending
I believed would come soon

The American Adventure
Brought you closer to the end

I wouldn’t like to fly today
Look at the clouds
A year ago you ran away
Look at you now

Do you see
It’s all because of you now
Do you see
It’s all because of you yeah

Never was I one to step out of line
Don’t put it down to a need to belong
I’ll give you seven reasons why you need to get a grip

And always be the one that you talk about
But never understand why it hurts so bad
I’ll give you seven reasons why you need to get a grip

But it’s too late for that
To have hope
To be saved
You won’t

Never was I one to step out of line
Don’t put it down to a need to belong
I’ll give you seven reasons why you need to get a grip
But it’s too late for that

Chaos

Lift your head
They’re a thousand miles away
Lift your heart
The sky’s not coming down today

Try to understand
There’s no logic in their plans
But never turn away
From the problems that we face

Turn your back
On the chaos of this town
Turn your head
From the danger that surrounds

Try to understand
There’s no logic in their plans
But never turn away
From the problems that we face

Headacheville

Turn on the gaze
Turn on the night
The end is just around the corner

Why was I looking back
Why was I looking back
Looking for a hole in something you said

Turn on the smile
Turn on the grin
The end is just about to begin
In truth I never really understood
Why was I looking back
Why was I looking back

Turn on the gaze
Turn on the night
The end is just around the corner
Why was I looking back
Why was I looking back
Looking for a hole in something you said

In time you’ll see
The way they bend the truth
It’s hard to take
When people need convincing

Turn on the gaze
Turn on the night
The end is just around the corner
Why was I looking back
Why was I looking back
Looking for a hole in something you said

Existing

What have I done wrong now
I’ve made up my mind
Existing is easy
Living is hard
With so much contradiction
I want someone to believe in

I never thought we would make it this far
I only wanted to convince myself
But half of the time we were lost we were gone
We never stopped to figure anything out

Comes softer and slower, comes under control
Make time for the bad times, away from the good
I can see with my eyes closed
I can see you in the darkest room

I never thought we would make it this far
I only wanted to convince myself
But half of the time we were lost we were gone
We never stopped to figure anything out