When We Come Alive

The sun goes down like a photograph
You try to stop time in the aftermath
But it's gone, gone

Yesterday reads like a tragedy
I try not to lose what's left of me
But it's gone
Yeah, but we carry on

(Chorus)
'Cause we are fire
Burning brightly
You and I

We light the sky
When we ignite, yeah, yeah
When we come alive
When we come alive

It feels like I could get lost today
The winds in my mind get swept away
And I'm gone, gone

And it's one last time to the wishing well
I throw down the change and I wish them well
But they're gone
Yeah, but we'll carry on

(Chorus)

We are souls on fire
We are reaching higher
We are souls on fire
When we come alive
When we come alive

We are fire
You and I

(Chorus)

Strength, heart, soul


The World You Want

I'm picking up the pieces
I'm trying out adhesives
I'm trying to fix a place that feels broken

All my words they fail me
My voices don't avail me
I'm trying to say the hope that's unspoken

(Chorus)
Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it
Everyday you're alive

Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it

The world feels so malicious
With all our hits and misses
Feels like we're in the business of rust

It's when I stop to listen
All the moments I've been missing
I finally hear a voice I can trust

(Chorus)

Everyday you're alive
You change the world
Everyday you're alive
Honey, you change the world
You change my world

You start to look like what you believe
We float through time like a stream
But the waters of time
Are made up by you and I
If you change the world for you, you change it for me

What you say is your religion
How you say it's your religion
Who you love is your religion
How you love is your religion
All your science. your religion
All your hatred, your religion
All your wars are your religion
Every breath is your religion

(Chorus)

Everyday you're alive
You change the world
Everyday you're alive
Honey, you change the world
You change my world

Your religion (the laughter of children)


Back to the Beginning Again

I can feel it building up inside
The images that play inside my mind
The dreams that I've been dreaming all my life
The colors that live outside of the lines

But dreams aren't all I hide beneath this skin
The cord is cut, the fears and doubts begin
My hope is anchored on the other side
With the colors that live outside of the lines

And the oceans roll
And the wheel's in spin
And the old chorus soars
Bring me back,
bring me back to the beginning again

With the corrugated LA harbor stacks
With the weight of these machines across my back
I know a mountain road where time unwinds
But I'm busy living in a single-file line

And it all just sounds like poison on my ears
The background noise makes Your voice so hard to hear
So I grit my teeth and straighten up my spine
I'm stuck in traffic on a dotted yellow line

And my heart is Yours
And what a broken place it's in
But You're what I'm running for
And I want to feel the wind at my back again

Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind at my back again
Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind at my back again
Say It Like You Mean It

All this noise of rock and roll
Feels a lot like we're ready to fold
Feels a lot like we've lost the goal
Lost our minds and lost the soul of a nation

A couple lost generations
We're the ones lost and losing patience
I'm still looking for a correlation
Between what you say and how you roll

Spit it out
Yeah, spit it out

(Chorus)
Say it like you mean it
Say it like you mean it
Say it like you mean it
But I still don't believe it

Oh my soul, wonder where'd you go?
It never did feel like my control
I never could fit in microphones
I never could fit in stop and stand ovations

Give me the songs of the nation
Cause it feels like law lacks motivation
See, I'm still looking for a correlation
Between what you say and how you roll

Spit it out,
Yeah, spit it out

(Chorus)

Spit it out
Like you mean it
Spit it out
Like you mean it, yeah
Spit it out
Like you mean it, yeah, yeah, yeah

You say it like you mean it
But I still don't believe it

(Chorus)

Let It Out

Keep, keep, keep
Keep pushing this higher (whoa)
I've been living uptight
(Take it easy right now)
Like a moth to the fire (whoa)
Like I'm losing this fight
(Take it easy right now)

(Pre-Chorus)From the day we're born
We are scarred and torn
We've been scared to sing out loud

But we don't care no more
Because we know life is short
We don't care who hears us now
Breathe it in and let it out

(Chorus)
Let it out
Let it out
Breathe it in and let it out
Let it out
Let it out

Got, got, got
Got me walking on a wire (whoa)
Got me shaking at night
(Take it easy right now)
When my soul gets tired (whoa)
Feel like I'm losing that fight
(Take it easy right now)

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus)

Yeah, come on, let it out.

Are you holding on?
Are you up against those ropes?
Cause I know how it feels to lose hope
Are you holding in?
Well come on, let it out

Take a breath and let it out

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus)

Fading West
All songs by Jon & Tim Foreman / Publishing Shmublishing Publishing (ASCAP) except: "When We Come Alive" by Jon & Tim Foreman / Publishing Shmublishing Publishing (ASCAP), Drew Pearson / Drew Yeah Music / Song of Pulse Recording (BMI), David Hodges / 3 Weddings Music (BMI); "Say It Like You Mean It" by Jon & Tim Foreman, Chad Butler / Publishing Shmublishing Publishing (ASCAP); "Let It Out" by Jon & Tim Foreman / Publishing Shmublishing Publishing (ASCAP), Drew Pearson / Drew Yeah Music / Song of Pulse Recording (BMI); "All Or Nothing At All" by Jon & Tim Foreman / Publishing Shmublishing Publishing (ASCAP), Tim Pagnotta / Marvin The Terrible / Songs of Pulse Recording (BMI)
Love Alone Is Worth The Fight

I'm trying to find where my place is
I'm looking for my own oasis
So close I can taste this
The fear that love alone erases

So I'm back to the basics
I figure it's time I face this
Time to take my own advice
Love alone is worth the fight
Love alone is worth the fight

And I never thought I’d come to this
But it seems like I'm finally feeling numb to this
The funny thing about a name is
You forget what the reason you were playing the game is

And it's all an illusion
A 21st century institution
So I'm heading down the open road unknown

And we find what we're made of
Through the open door
Is it fear you're afraid of?
What are you waiting for?
  
Love alone is worth the fight (whoa)
Love alone is worth the fight (whoa)

We're only here for a season
I'm looking for the rhyme and reason
Why you're born, why you leaving?
What you fear and what you believe in

Why you living and breathing?
Why you fighting it and getting it even?
Let's go headed down the open road unknown

And we find what we're made of
Through the open door
Is it fear you're afraid of?
What are you waiting for?

Love alone is worth the fight (whoa)
Love alone is worth the fight (whoa)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Here we are here we go
Where the road is our own
Hear it calling you home
Here we are here we go

Love alone is worth the fight
Love alone is worth the fight (x4)
Who We Are

1 2 3 4 5

We were just kids just living in
Wide-eyed innocence
Mini-van floor like a tenement

We were just kids who believed in
More than just dreams in
More than just justified
Ends to a means

With the sky wide-open
Like a child, eyes-open
Like a child, unbroken
By the wheels gone by
We know

(Chorus)
Who we are (in the fever of our youth)
Who we are (We've got nothing left to lose)
Who we are (There's still time enough to choose)
Who we are

1 2 3 4 5

We were just kids
Just limited, misfit, itinerant
Outcasts singing 'bout the dissonance

We were just kids, wide-open
Like a child, eyes-open
Like a child, unbroken
By the wheels gone by

We know

(Chorus)

They said it's complicated
They said we'd never make it this far
But we are

They said the fight would break us
But the struggle helped to make
Who we are

1 2 3 4 5

(Chorus)

I wanted something with a meaning
I wanted something to believe in
Yeah, sure as I'm here breathing
I wanted more, I wanted more
I wanted more than just a feeling
Yeah, for more than just a season
Do we become what we believe in?
Who we are

Slipping Away

Remember coming home at four in the morning
Before the sun was up
Back when the east was a fire of gold
Just waiting for the rest of the sky to fall in love (hey, hey)

Our hope is just a metaphor, of something better
For all of our dreams tonight
And fear is just a shadow of the things that matter the most
And I fear that I'm losing hope tonight

(Chorus)
Oh, I feel like I'm dreaming
Staring up at the ceiling
It's four in the morning
I can't sleep and it feels like a warning

Oh, yeah would you believe me
If I could say it just the way that I'm feeling
The words that I wanted to say
I feel them slipping away

Remember that kid with the quivering lip
Whose heart was on his sleeve like a first aid kit
Where are you now? Where are you now?

Remember that kid, didn't know when to quit
I still lose my breath when I think about it
Oh, where'd you go?
Oh, where'd you go?

(Chorus)

I know this isn't what you had wanted
Past words in the present are haunting us now
And on, and on, and on, and on
(I feel I'm slipping away)
My heartbeat can tell you It's urgent
I try to shout but the words don't come out
(away)

(Chorus)

I feel it slipping away


BA55

I want a fire that could burn me clean
Light the sky with my black-eyed dreams
And let my soul fly
And let my soul fly

I want a fire burn down the door
Let the wounds of my embers soar
And let my soul fly
And let my soul fly

Let it go

Pavement beneath my feet
I watch the white lines fly
Nothing between us here, but the black blue sky
Suspended up here in the air, like a still life
We're suspended up here in the air, like a still life

Let it go

I believe You're the fire that could burn me clean


All or Nothing At All

I can't say I didn't see it coming
I pushed the pedal and we hit the wall
I can't say I don't want nothing
I want it all, or nothing at all

I should've known, should've known better
I can't say I didn't see you fall
I won't settle for your love letters
I want it all, or nothing at all

(Chorus)
You feel your heartbeat loudest when it's breaking
You and I both know our fatal flaws
We both know that love is what you make it
I want you,
All or nothing at all
All or nothing at all

There's a fault line here running
The walls shake like a cannon ball
So fight fair if you love something
Yeah, but I'm sick of fighting at all

I can't say that I don't get it
I want it all, or nothing at all

(Chorus)

We won't stop till we're getting it right
We won't stop till we're getting it right
Now I know, now I know better
I want it all, or nothing at all

(Chorus)

All or nothing at all


Saltwater Heart

Talking to myself in a land locked parking lot
Cough drop dripping from my mouth like a long shot
My writers block ink, oh

Sick of all the small talk dripping non-stop
From the open mouth graves of the faux-hawk cinderblock malls
My blood clot pen, oh

Maybe I could break clean
Yeah, maybe I could break clean

(Chorus)
When I'm on your shore again
I can feel the ocean
I can feel your open arms
Like pure emotion

I'm finally free again
Like my own explosion
When I'm on your shore again
I can feel the ocean

Saltwater running through my veins like a blind spot,
Like I got caught, saltwater like a tear drop
With a saltwater heart, oh

Now, it's an abstract thought but I've been thinking non-stop
About the fact that my body's made most out of rain drops
With a saltwater heart, oh

Maybe I could wash clean
Yeah, maybe I could believe

(Chorus)

Maybe I could wash clean
And maybe I could wash clean
All my land locked dreams
And maybe I could believe

(Chorus)

I can feel the ocean


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