Brighter Side

by Five Times August

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released March 18, 2008

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Track Name: Giving It All To You
GIVING IT ALL TO YOU

Well these are days where love is lost enough
But I won’t lose my way this time
So many days and all we want is more
So I will make the best of mine
With these illusions of things I think I see
I’ll tell you what it means

You might feel as dark as coal
But when you burn you heat my soul
In and out these days move slow
But when you speak you seek my love
So I’m giving it all to you

So anyway, I hope you stay a while
Because I think you need this too
And what I say might be old in style
But I think it still rings true
With these disasters of peoples broken hearts
Only tell us what we want

You might feel as dark as coal
But when you burn you heat my soul
In and out these days move slow
But when you speak you seek my love
So I’m giving it all to you

I’m just waiting for the words I want
Words with meaning, fire and feeling
And I can see this happening soon
But all I’ve got to do is give it all to you

You might feel as dark as coal
But when you burn you heat my soul
In and out these days move slow
But when you speak you seek my love
So I’m giving it all to you
Track Name: The Good Life
THE GOOD LIFE

Early morning into afternoon
I’m waiting for you
Waiting for you to get up
I sit up, I don’t know what to do
But I’ve got a lovely view from here

Lazy days the lovely ways of you
I’m telling the truth
‘Cause I’m well into you
And I can’t decide,
and it’s blowing my mind if I
Had the time of my life last night

‘Cause I’m so tired of love hesitating
It’s got me hanging around
And we’re so close together
But won’t get any better
‘Til your open eyes say your mine

‘Cause I’ve seen the light come in
through the white blinds
As you pull the covers in over your eyes
You can’t to get back to the moonlight
And you feel the breeze come in
through the window
I’m gonna lean on over quiet and whisper
“Staying in bed is the good life”

So I’ll move a little closer,
Try to make the most of this
And I’ll be damned if
I don’t leave without a kiss
You’re the creation of my frustration
And the result of my temptation
So wake up baby,
Let’s start the day right now
Wake up baby,
Let’s start the day right now

‘Cause I’m so tired of love hesitating
It’s got me hanging around
And we’re so close together
But won’t get any better
‘Til your open eyes say your mine

‘Cause I’ve seen the light come in
through the white blinds
As you pull the covers in over your eyes
You can’t to get back to the moonlight
And you feel the breeze come in
through the window
I’m gonna lean on over quiet and whisper
“Staying in bed is the good life”

As I feel you roll beside me
The little sweet nothings
are giving me something worth while

‘Cause I’ve seen the light come in
through the white blinds
As you pull the covers in over your eyes
You can’t to get back to the moonlight
And you feel the breeze come in
through the window
I’m gonna lean on over quiet and whisper
“Staying in bed is the good life”
Staying in bed is the good life
Staying in bed is the good life
Track Name: Overrated
OVERRATED

So what I need is a fast car
Maybe think like a superstar
'Cause "everybody's doing it"
I'll coin the phrase and prove it to all

What you are is your own self
At the bar you were someone else
That plaid skirt and button up shirt
Don't label who you are

And I see this is overrated
I believe we're just concentrated
On what's overrated
It's never gonna stop

Hear a song on the radio
Sing along, so predictable
'Cause it's hard to be original
When everyone's so typical
Or maybe I'm just living it too

And I know it's not about me
Or anything that I've gotta say
'Cause it's all in how you see it
You might not believe it
The politics could change in a day

And I see this is overrated
I believe we're just concentrated
On what's overrated
It's never gonna stop

And I see this is overrated
I believe we're just concentrated
On what's overrated
It's never gonna stop
Gonna stop no no no no
It's never gonna stop
Track Name: Surface
SURFACE

Well you could be the big mistake I make
But that’s the chance I’m willing to take
I need to know
‘Cause, Lord, I’m so alone

Afraid to fall, but all in all
The lessons learned have made me tall
And now I’m getting close
To what I want the most

And I do
I’m taking each breath
To make each step to you
I’m holding on tight to keep things mine
And ooh, well baby I need to find truth
So let’s move
And get to know the girl I never knew

Four years searching,
Not a scratch on the surface
I’ve given my time,
Love is just a circus
And I’m caught in the ring
Just looking at everything
‘Cause you’re somewhere here
You’re somewhere there
You’re playing these tricks and it’s not fair
But I’m gonna get you soon
There’s only so much room

And I do
I’m taking each breath
To make each step to you
I’m holding on tight to keep things mine
And ooh, well baby I need to find truth
So let’s move
And get to know the girl I never knew

Maybe I need to lose
Everything that I’m used to
Maybe I need to lose
Everything that I used from you
And maybe I need to lose
Everything that I’m used to
Maybe I need to lose
Everything that I used from you

And I do
I’m taking each breath
To make each step to you
I’m holding on tight to keep things mine
And ooh, well baby I need to find truth
So let’s move
And get to know the girl I never knew
The girl I never knew
The girl I never knew

Well you could be the big mistake I make
But that’s the chance I’m willing to take
I need to know
‘Cause, Lord, I’m so alone
Track Name: Beautiful Girls
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

Well I’ve seen beautiful girls
They’re always going to be around
And I’ve seen beautiful girls
They’re always going to turn me down

So where did this come from?
Did I find a new home?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?
And where did my heart go
When I wrote the song slow?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?

Eyesite set on the world
And no one’s going to slow me down
With no mind set on the girl
No one’s going to let me drown

So why do I care now?
Did I find a new town?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?
And why do say things
That I don’t mean lately?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls

So lipstick, how to kiss,
Fashion tips that wrap around your hips
Baby I’m not into it,
The magazines and
fashion trends you hold on to

And maybe that’s un-cool
But I’ll set a new rule
To judge on the heart,
Don’t you judge in the mirror
We may be a long way
But that’s all that I can say
You’ve gotta get a little closer
Get a little closer…

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
No they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls
Track Name: Sunrise
SUNRISE

She’s looking at sunrise
In the morning light
Left without a reason
She left last night

She’s looking at sunrise
Holding hands
Sitting in the backseat
With a selfish man

All she did
Was forget about her problems
Let him use her all he wanted
Now she’s still there

She’s looking at sunrise
On year eighteen
Thought she knew her own mind
But she don’t know what it means

“Hearts and Bones”
Playing on the radio
Though the singer is a stranger
Well, he just changed her

Now she’s trapped inside a day
Where nothing is the same
She just gave herself away
And she don’t even know his name

She’s looking at sunrise
With lonely eyes
And a baby on the way now
She’s got a new life
Track Name: Sentimental Spell
SENTIMENTAL SPELL

Well I could be waiting outside your door
But I’ve got boxes that tell me more
Staying up late, peeling off the tape
I’m staring at photographs, I relate
‘Cause that’s the only way it last

And I’ve been saving
Look at everything that I’ve been collecting
Some might argue
Out with the old and in with the new
But I can’t choose on what to lose
Just promise me you’ll be the last to go

‘Cause this is how I deal
with the way I feel
I’m caught inside a sentimental spell
And moving back in time
always keeps you mine
But you could never really tell

Well you could be lost and never found
Like movie stubs and old notes
that hit the ground
I know that I’ve got no explanation
For looking at you like an ex-possession
Still you always bring me down

And I’ve been saving
Look at all the space that I’ve been wasting
Will you slide to my side?
And relive the day when we both died
And I promise you this time I’ll do
Anything to keep your eyes on mine

‘Cause this is how I deal
with the way I feel
I’m caught inside a sentimental spell
And moving back in time
always keeps you mine
But you could never really tell

Is there any way possible
To keep my mind at logical,
not probable?
Is there any way to undo
The past and make break
like mirrored glass without correction?
‘Cause I don’t want to see
the reflection anymore

‘Cause this is how I deal
with the way I feel
I’m caught inside a sentimental spell
And moving back in time
always keeps you mine
But you could never really tell

And this is how I deal
with the way I feel
I’m caught inside a sentimental spell
And moving back in time
always keeps you mine
But you could never really tell
No you could never really tell
Track Name: Here
HERE

Here you could be scared
With no one to run to
and find out that nobody cares
And here you could be cold
Shivering tight skin
that freezes you inside the bone
So all I’ll do
Is watch over you

There, everyone knows
They try to believe things
that we tease but we’ll never show
And they say that they’re catching on
Then we’ll throw them a curve ball
and say that it’s all just pretend
And all we have
Is right where we’re at

We could be living the life
they all wish they were living
No chains to hold us down
They’re labeling us how we’re missing
But we have thrown it away
‘Cause we’ve seen better days
And whatever you say
I’ll go that way

Here, just you and me
Whispering words to each other
as we fall asleep
And here, just as we are
Fingers entwined as we find
it’s all over, it’s ours
And all I am is right in your hands
Track Name: Who You Are
WHO YOU ARE

I don’t need you
Looking at me
Examining closely
What you see

Reaching in slowly
Feeling deep down
If you came to your senses
You’d leave this town

Losing ambition
Calling all shots
If you want me to
I’ll teach you to love what you’ve got

And ooh life keeps pushing
But you keep losing yourself
Before you find out where are
Did you find out who you are?
Because I did

Well maybe you see it
Maybe you don’t
You’re burning these bridges
I’m giving us hope

Keeping a distance
But calling me friend
You’re writing our history
But you’re just writing fiction

Staying up too late
Losing your sleep
Your conclusion is
Confusion is all that you need

And ooh life keeps pushing
But you keep losing yourself
Before you find out where are
Did you find out who you are?
Because I did
Track Name: One Way Road
ONE WAY ROAD

So I’m giving what you want
But I can’t get my hands on what you’ve got
You big teaser, playing games
But I can play them too, I’m just the same

You’re moving on, I see it
But my eyes, they don’t believe it
‘Cause inside I feel
There ain’t nothing more real so…

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

Knocked down and thrown back
I’m losing my mind and my plan of attack
So reload or explode
It’s getting pretty crazy
‘cause I want you to know

I’m moving on, you’ll see it
Then your heart will stop receiving
All the things I’d do
If we weren’t through so…

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

So anyway
What you say
It doesn’t mean much to me now
‘Cause what I need
Is just to be
Everything I am without you
So I guess you lose

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

It’s a one way
It’s a one way
It’s a one way road
Track Name: The Lighting
THE LIGHTING

We are innocent for everything that’s wrong
And you make statements with
your words in every song
And you can act for every camera
But you know that’s not the answer
When you only give if someone seems to look

And we keep falling for the
words you have to say
Never questioning your million dollar days
And they can put you on a magazine
To show off your celebrity
But have you really ever made a change?

‘Cause we are working
And we are fighting
While you are living
In the lighting

So maybe this is how you’ve always been
Always searching for a way to grab attention
And you can pose for every picture
And drink up every mixture
As you’re paid to show your face in busy places

But we are working
And we are fighting
And we are searching
Without the lighting

And I know I’m not that I’m perfect
But at least I know what love is
And if I could I’d give a hand to every man
‘Cause I’m lucky just to be here
And that’s the way I see it clear
But you complain
‘Cause you’re so vain

We are working
And we are fighting
While you are living
In the lighting

We are working (we are working)
And we are fighting (we are fighting)
While you are living (you are living)
In the lie, in the lie, in the lighting
In the lighting

So we will cheer you all the way
across the field
And we will listen to your music
just to feel
And we will see you at the movies
While the money keeps you moving
But your celebrity has never
made a change
Track Name: It's Not Over
IT'S NOT OVER

Tell me every story of the heart
Don’t disappoint, you know just where to start
So many times the song that’s sung
You know it goes somewhere where you belong

And you might feel the complication
And disappoint with aggravation
But settle down, there’s always home
You can never be somewhere where you’re alone

So take a deep breath and let it go
It’s about time that you should know
There’s no point in hanging on

She is flying out that door
He is dying for some more
And they’re calling out to you
Did you ever think love could make it through?
The things you do come around
So it’s not over now

So you might fall and never stand
Or you could fly and never land
And you might feel your soul is broken
If you leave it unspoken you won’t understand

So take a deep breath and turn around
There’s a brighter side if you’re turned down
So there’s no point in hanging on

She is flying out that door
He is dying for some more
And they’re calling out to you
Did you ever think love could make it through?
The things you do come around
So it’s not over now

She is flying out that door
He is dying for some more
And they’re calling out to you
Did you ever think love could make it through?
The things you do come around
So it’s not over now