Better Choices

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released February 22, 2015

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Track Name: The Back Of My Mind
i'm unlucky with no rhythm
i've got style but it ain't living
she don't want me,
but that's okay.
i think i'll be just fine some day.
she'll get married
to someone
much nicer and friendly.
but she don't know what she's missing
when she's missing all my calls

you know it takes some time
to burn out your heart on love.
and it takes someone special
to scare you to death
and miss you when you're gone.

cause i've got love
in the back of my mind
she's there all the time
and i can't sleep at night, no.
i've got love in the back of my mind.
i'll never be hers and she'll never be mine.

you know it takes some time
to burn out your heart on love.
and it takes someone special
to scare you to death
and miss you when you're gone.

when summer was ending
we sat on the beach and
we flirted
like teenagers back in high school.
she grabbed on
to my arm.
i can't believe
i let her go
i left her alone by the waterfront
she walked,
of course she walked away.

and it takes some time
to burn out your heart on love.
and it takes even longer
to think that you're stronger
than all of your regrets

cause i've got love
in the back of my mind
she's there all the time
and i can't sleep at night, no.
i've got love in the back of my mind.
i'll never be hers and she'll never be mine.

and it takes some time
to burn out your heart on love.
and it takes even longer
to think that you're stronger
than all of your regrets

cause i've got love
in the back of my mind
she's there all the time
and i can't sleep at night, no.
i've got love in the back of my mind.
i'll never be hers and she'll never be mine.

you know it takes some time
to burn out your heart on love.
and it takes someone special
to scare you to death
and miss you when you're gone.
Track Name: Starlight
i could do just fine on my own.
i can live my life all alone.
but we've established
i'm honest and stupid
so stupid.
and i can't get her out of my head.
i've tried my best to hide her
under my bed
but i'm a dark room
and she's starlight,
lighting up my wretched life.

and i'm not fine
i'm not okay.
i tried to function in the day
but i just got myself
burned by the sun.

i could be the one she loves
or i could burn a hole in her lungs.
it's risky and scary
but worth it,
so worth it.
there's something about
the way that she moves.
she walks around
like she wears everyone's shoes.
in dark rooms
she's starlight,
lighting up my wretched life.

and i'm not fine
i'm not okay.
i tried to function in the day
but i just got myself
burned by the sun.
and i can't run
and i can't hide
from coral smiles
and bright blue eyes
i don't think i will ever say i'm done

and i can't get her out of my head.
i've tried my best to hide her
under my bed
but i'm a dark room
and she's starlight,
lighting up my wretched life.

and i'm not fine
i'm not okay.
i tried to function in the day
but i just got myself
burned by the sun.
and i can't run
and i can't hide
from coral smiles
and bright blue eyes
i don't think i will ever say i'm done
Track Name: Old
the summer was over
and i missed you more
than i had nerve to say.
but you smiled and
you waited
and you stuck around
much longer than you should have

the winter came quickly
cause the autumn fell apart
when i got stuck in my own head.
and i walked out
and left without a word.
but it's not like i just stopped myself
from missing you to death.

when i get old
and my skin gets cold
and i'm almost dead
in a hospital bed,
i hope it's you,
your hand in mine,
telling me
that i'll be fine

and we'll be home soon.
Track Name: Under The Weather
i see little good these days,
no pretty girls or honest invitations.
i can't take it
everyone i loved has turned
from motivated children
into bad days, so wasted.

i don't spend hard earned money,
i don't stay out all night.
my friends say i'm not bad news,
but they never see me fight.
i don't have much to tell them
when they ask me why i'm sad.
and i don't understand it,
they're the best i've ever had.

i've tried my best
to figure out
why i can't get it together.
but it's not getting any easier
to find myself awake.

i would feel much better
and less under the weather
if i stopped expecting
life to figure all of itself out
while i keep sleeping.

i go to church on sundays
i try my best to smile.
i always say 'how are you?'
even though you'll just say fine.
i make sure i don't see her
to save her precious time.
it's self-perpetuating
and i wonder why i'm blind.

i would feel much better
and less under the weather
if i stopped expecting
life to figure all of itself out
while i keep sleeping.

when i get high
i fall back down.
no medication keeps me off the ground

i would feel much better
and less under the weather
if i stopped expecting
life to figure all of itself out
while i keep sleeping.
Track Name: Better Choices
i wish i could reset me.
i wish i could start all over.
i wish i could try again
and make all the better choices.

i wish i could wake up early.
i wish i could smell her hair.
i wish we could share the mornings.
i wish she would say she cared.

but i'm not ready to grow old yet
and i'm still hoping for things to change.
i still wonder if she'd had stayed
or if i scared all the love away.

i wish i could reset me.
i wish i could start all over.
i wish i could try again
and make all the better choices.