Joe moralez
IF I COULD

Produced by Jon Meyer | 2009 Elf Tree Publishing (ASCAP)


SORRY FRIEND

I SHOULD REMIND MY BEST FRIEND
THAT I’M THE ONE TO BLAME
I’M GOING A DIFFERENT DIRECTION
I’M A MAN WITHOUT A NAME
I’M A MAN WHO IS NOT THE SAME

I’VE SEEN EVERY PLACE ON THE MAP AND
I FEEL IT’S NOT ENOUGH
SO HERE’S TO KEEPING RELATIONS
I’M A GONNER WITH THE WIND
I’M A TO BE CONTINUED FRIEND

I DON’T GIVE YOU ENOUGH CREDIT FOR YOUR WORTH TO ME

SO HERE’S WHAT THE PLANS GONNA LOOK LIKE
I’LL CALL WHEN GOD IS MEAN
OR WHEN ALL THE BIRDS STOP SINGING
WHEN I’M WALKING DOWN THE STREET
WHEN I HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO MEET

I DON’T GIVE YOU ENOUGH CREDIT FOR YOUR WORTH TO ME

SORRY FRIEND, SORRY FRIEND THAT I LOST YOU, OH THAT I LOST YOU ONCE AGAIN


TAKE ME TO CALIFORNIA

PALE TREES THE LEAVES ARE ON THE GROUND
AS I WALK IT’S A GOODBYE SUMMER SOUND
GREY SKY WITH A TOUCH OF OCEAN BLUE
THE COLD AIR CONSUMING THE BITTER YOU SAID

TAKE ME TO CALIFORNIA
TAKE ME ANYWHERE BUT HERE

RED GLOVES RUNNING THROUGH THE RADIO
I CAN’T SEEM TO CHANNEL THE STEREO
HEADLIGHTS A LASER CUTTING THROUGH
SNOW COVERED ROADS TO GET TO YOU SAID

TAKE ME TO CALIFORNIA
TAKE ME ANYWHERE BUT HERE

DON’T TELL ME I’M OUT OF CONTROL CAUSE I WANNA GET LOST WITH YOU
DON’T TELL ME THAT I’M NOT LOOKING WELL
DON’T TRY TO CONVINCE YOURSELF WITH SHALLOW WORDS TO STAY
I’M LEAVING TONIGHT FOR A BETTER DAY, YEAH

TAKE ME TO CALIFORNIA
TAKE ME ANYWHERE BUT HERE


OCEAN IS RISING

THE OCEAN IS RISING IN FRONT OF ME
THE SAND PULLS MY TOES UNDERGROUND
WAVE AFTER WAVE I THINK OF YOU
HOW YOUR EYES MATCH THE SEA ALL AROUND

CLOUDS COVER BLUE SKIES ABOVE MY HEAD
THEY SHAPE MANY THINGS IF I WISH
A HEART, NO AN ANGEL THAT’S WHAT I SEE
THE SUN CASTING SHADOWS OF THIS

DO YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THE THINGS
THAT I HAVE SAID TO YOU
CAUSE I BELIEVE ALL YOU HAVE WHISPERED
TO ME, TO MY HEART, TO MY SOUL

THE AIR IS SURROUNDING MY LONESOME STARE
THE BREEZE KEEPS THE STING ON MY FACE
THE WAY THAT YOU LOVE IS ME IS RARE AS GOLD
OR A PEARL IN A DEEP DARK PLACE

DISTANCE IS ALL I HAVE EVER FEARED
IT STRANGLES THE HEART WITHOUT DEATH
IT MAKES ME BELIEVE THAT I COULDN’T LIVE
BUT GIVES IN THE END…TAKE A BREATH

DO YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THE THINGS
THAT I HAVE SAID TO YOU
CAUSE I BELIEVE ALL YOU HAVE WHISPERED
TO ME, TO MY HEART, TO MY SOUL


BEN AND LYNN

WAKE UP BEN YOUR DAY IS JUST BEGINNING
PICTURE LYNN, SHE’S DRESSED UP FOR WINNING ME
I CANNOT FIND MYSELF, YOU SEE, SHE’S STANDING THERE ALWAYS THERE

CUBICLE COMMUNITY IS THRIVING
TYPICAL MONDAY LYNN’S INVITING ME
HER WORK CONDO, BUSINESS TONE
HER DESK PAPERS THERE IN DISTRESS

ALL THAT SHE COULD SAY, IT WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE
LIFE IS MORE THAN THIS, TIME TO REARRANGE
ALL THAT I COULD DO, SMILE, HOLD MY TIE
SAY THAT IT’S OK, WALK AWAY AND SIGH

STANDING THERE SHE’S PICKING OUT A SODA
QUARTER FARE, I SPEAK FROM THE SOFA
LYNN, I NEED TO KNOW IF I AM WRONG
I LOVE THE WAY YOU SPEAK AND LOOK AT ME

ALL THAT SHE COULD SAY, IT WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE
LIFE IS MORE THAN THIS, TIME TO REARRANGE
ALL THAT I COULD DO, SMILE, HOLD MY TIE
SAY THAT IT’S OK, WALK AWAY AND SIGH


EMMA

EMMA, I FEEL I OWE YOU THIS LETTER
DO YA KNOW I’M CRAZY ABOUT YOUR WEATHER, YEAH
CAUSE IT’S RAINING IN YOUR WORLD
AND I’M THE ONLY ONE YOU KNOW WITH A GOOD UMBRELLA

SWEET EMMA, DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE USE TO FALL ASLEEP
UNDER THE TENT I BUILT FROM MY STAR WARS SHEET
WE WERE BARELY PUSHING TWELVE
RIDING BIKES WE’D BOTH RAISE HELL TOGETHER

EVERY TIME YOUR HEART WAS CUT IN TWO
I’D MAKE PAPER FLOWERS ALL FOR YOU
I WOULD RIP THOSE CLOUDS AWAY, HERE COMES THE SUN
I WOULD HOLD YOUR HAND TAKE YOU FAR AWAY
NOTHING MAKE BELIEVE IN THE WORDS I’D SAY
I WILL ALWAYS FIX YOUR SOUL WHEN YOUR FALLING DOWN

PLEASE EMMA, AS YOU CRY FOR HIM UPON MY PILLOW
REMEMBER, I WILL BE RIGHT HERE YOUR WEEPING WILLOW
MY BIRD
ALL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL NOT MY CHOICE
JUST A FRIEND WHILE YOU CHASED BOYS
YOU FORGOT ME

EVERY TIME YOUR HEART WAS CUT IN TWO
I’D MAKE PAPER FLOWERS ALL FOR YOU
I WOULD RIP THOSE CLOUDS AWAY, HERE COMES THE SUN
I WOULD MAKE YOU SMILE HE WOULD MAKE YOU CRY
HE’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH PLEASE DON’T ROLL YOUR EYES
LITTLE BIRD I KNOW YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU STILL


LIKE A GHOST

SHE COMES AND SHE GOES
LIKE A BREEZE LIKE A GHOST
MOVING IN AND OUT
SHE TOOK MY HEART AND MY SOUL

I’M BESIDE MYSELF I GUESS I MIGHT BE IN LOVE

THE FLOORS THEY CREAK
IF THE WALLS COULD SPEAK
I KNOW MY DEAR
I CAN FEEL YOU NEAR

I’M BESIDE MYSELF I GUESS I MIGHT BE IN LOVE


HOW THE CLOCK

YOU KNOW HOW THE CLOCK JUST TICKS AND TOCKS
YOU KNOW HOW I MOVE AND MEND AGAIN AND AGAIN
I KNOW THESE CLOUDS
I KNOW THESE WAVES
THEY CRASH HARD BUT THEY LEAVE SOFT

THE YEARS THAT HAVE COME TO PASS WE KNOW
HOW IT FEELS, BROKEN HEARTS REPAIR, TOO SLOW
I KNOW THESE CLOUDS
I KNOW THESE WAVES
THEY CRASH HARD BUT THEY LEAVE SOFT

AND IF YOU’RE MISSING SOMEONE
AND IF YOU’RE NEEDING SOMETHING
TO GET YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT, YEAH
I GOTTA BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE DREAMING OF ME
I CAN’T SEEM TO FALL ASLEEP


HEALED BY YOUR SUNLIGHT

I DON’T GET WHY THE WORLD HAS TO HASSLE ME
CONSTANTLY PULLING ME DIRECTIONS BUT I ALWAYS BREAK FREE
THEY CALL ME A HYPOCRITICAL DISASTER WHEN I’M STRUGGLING
WELL, I FALL JUST LIKE A WINDOW SHADE OR SHUTTER, LIKE YOU, YOU SEE

OH, I’VE LIVED ON THE DARK SIDE, OH YEAH
OH, NOW I’M HEALED BY YOUR SUNLIGHT AND EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT

COULD I REST IN YOUR ARMS LIKE A BABY
YOUR HANDS THEY TAUGHT ME HOW TO LOVE AND THEY SAVED ME
WALK THROUGH THE TREES AND LOOK ABOVE ALL THE STARS, IT’S REAL TO ME
IF WE CAN WATCH THE SUN AND THE MOON AS THEY PART, WELL, I MUST BELIEVE

OH, I’VE LIVED ON THE DARK SIDE, OH YEAH
OH, NOW I’M HEALED BY YOUR SUNLIGHT AND EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT

IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT


IF I COULD

I’M FLOATING DOWN A RIVER
YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE ABOVE
I KNOW WE’VE GOT EACH OTHER
WE’RE HELD TOGETHER IN LOVE

I’M SORRY FOR ALL THE HURTING
TEARS THAT I’VE CAUSED TO YOU
IF IT TAKES TO MY FINAL HEART BEAT
TO SHOW THAT I SPEAK THE TRUTH

I DON’T WANT TO LET YOU DOWN
I DON’T WANT TO BREAK YOUR HEART
LEAVE ME HERE
I KNOW I CAN BRING AROUND
BITTER THINGS I HAVE FOUND
LIKE A COLD WAR


MIDDLE MAN

I'M FEELING LIKE A MIDDLEMAN AND NO ONES RIGHT
WE'RE POINTING OUT OUR FLAWS AGAIN THEY'RE ALL INSIDE
BEEN FEELING LIKE A BITTER MAN FOR A WHILE
THIS WORN DOWN COSTUME ALL THE TIME MY PERFECT SMILE

OH, AND EVERYONE FEELS SO
EVERYONE FEELS SO DAMN, SO DAMN RIGHT
OH, AND EVERYONE FEELS SO
EVERYONE FEELS SO DAMN, SO DAMN RIGHT, TONIGHT

I KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT WHEN LOVE IS WRONG WHERE WE BEGIN
THE DEVIL WROTE MY LIFE A SONG HE KNOWS WHERE I'VE BEEN
JESUS STRIPS MY SOUL AWAY WHEN I THINK I'M GOOD
I KNOW IT HURTS IN A BETTER WAY AS GRACE AND MERCY SHOULD

OH, AND EVERYONE FEELS SO
EVERYONE FEELS SO DAMN, SO DAMN RIGHT
OH, AND EVERYONE FEELS SO
EVERYONE FEELS SO DAMN, SO DAMN RIGHT, TONIGHT

ALL I CAN SEE IS LIFE IN FRONT OF ME
YOU GAVE ME THE KEY TO LIVE AND BELIEVE
ALL I CAN SEE IS LIFE IN FRONT OF ME
YOU GAVE ME THE KEY TO LIVE AND BELIEVE

OH, AND EVERYONE FEELS SO
EVERYONE FEELS SO DAMN, SO DAMN RIGHT
OH, AND EVERYONE FEELS SO
EVERYONE FEELS SO DAMN, SO DAMN RIGHT, TONIGHT


BALLOONS IN THE SKY (MATTHEW)

OH, MATTHEW CAN YOU HEAR ME
BALLOONS IN THE SKY FOR HEALING

CAN YOU FEEL THE WIND AND RAIN (OUTSIDE)
BALLOONS WITH PRAYERS WE GIVE TO YOU (GOODBYE)
THEY FLOAT AWAY LIKE TINY SPECKS (LIKE KITES)
SOON DISAPPEAR SO YOU CAN READ (SUNSHINE)


LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

LEAVE THE LIGHT ON FOR ME THIS ONCE
I'M NOT TIRED THE NIGHT IS YOUNG
TURN AND FACE ME, I'M OVER HERE
PLEASE FORGIVE ME, COULD I BE SINCERE

HOLD ON TO ME
HOLD ON YOU'LL SEE

DO YOU REMEMBER THE STARS SO BRIGHT
WE STARED FOR HOURS AT ENDLESS SIGHT
WE LAUGHED FOREVER ABOUT GROWING OLD
TOGETHER BUILDING OUR ENDLESS ROAD

HOLD ON TO ME
HOLD ON YOU'LL SEE

THE WAY THAT WE LAUGH IS LOUDER THAN SOUND
THE WAY THAT WE MOVE IS FASTER THAN LIGHT
THE WAY THAT YOU LAUGH PAUSES EVERYTHING AROUND
THE TIMES WHEN YOU CRY ARE THE TIMES WHEN WE FIGHT

HOLD ON TO ME TONIGHT
HOLD ON TO ME TONIGHT


TELL ME THAT I'M NEEDED

YOU SAID HELLO BUT I SAID GOODBYE
I DON'T KNOW WHEN WE'LL CATCH AN EYE
I FIGURE IT'S BEST UNTIL YOU KNOW
WHAT YOU NEED AND WHAT YOU DON'T
MY CLOSE ARE PACKED ALONG WITH EVERYTHING
I WRITE YOU SOON OR I'LL GIVE A RING
I HAD A DRINK AS I THOUGHT OF YOU
I FELL IN LOVE CAUSE IT'S WHAT I HAD TO DO

TELL ME THAT I'M NEEDED OR TELL ME THAT I'M WRONG
TELL ME I'M DEFEATED
THERE'S NOTHING HERE IF YOU'RE GONE

THE CLOUDS ABOVE ARE DARK FUNNY SHAPES
THE SUN HIT THE SNOOZE FOR THE POURING RAIN
THE PARKING LOTS A POND FROM AFAR
NO BOATS AROUND JUST MY FLOATING CAR
SITTING THERE WITH THE WINDOWS DOWN
I WAIT FOR YOU IN MY LOST AND FOUND
THE PLACE I GO WHEN I GET AWAY
YOU KNOW IT'S THERE BUT YOU NEVER EVER CAME

TELL ME THAT I'M STUPID FOR WAITING SO DAMN LONG
TELL ME I'M DEFEATED
ANOTHER SULLEN SONG

I FEEL LIKE THE WEATHER'S TAKING ME HOME
I FEEL LIKE A SIGN IS SHAKING ME FROM YOU
THE RAINS WASH AWAY ALL THE FEELINGS
MY CAR DOOR IS OPEN I'M STANDING


MELTED ME AWAY

THE DEEPER YOU FALL IN LOVE
THE HARDER YOUR FALL WILL BE
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND HOLD YOUR BREATH
I BET YOU WOULDN'T EVEN SEE ME

WHEN YOU HELD OUT YOUR HAND
DID YOU HOLD IT THERE WITH HAPPINESS
WHEN YOU STARED IN TO MY FACE
DID YOU KNOW YOU MELTED ME AWAY

AM I SO WRONG TO SAY
YOU'RE NEAR BUT VERY FAR
ACROSS THE OCEAN A DAY
LIKE THE MOON AWAY FROM A STAR

IF I CALLED OUT YOUR NAME
WOULD YOU LOOK AT ME AND FEEL THE SAME
I COULD RUN AWAY FROM YOU
IN THE END RETURN HERE MUCH TOO SOON

TO BE APART IS IS A BLUELESS OCEAN
YOU MELTED ME AWAY
TO BE APART IS A MOVELESS MOTION
YOU MELTED ME AWAY


 

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