“All I Know”

None of us knows what we’re doing

So who are we even trying to impress then?

What is this life we’re even living?

When we’re all just playing the cards

We were given

 

I don’t know

I don’t know

Is all I know

All I know

 

We’re more than gold

We’re more than we’re told

We’ve nothing to prove

And so much to lose

 

“Mortgages”

Tried to buy a house but the banks don’t like us

Both working two jobs but it’s not enough

Went to school got an education

But here we are living

In your parents’ basement

 

Let’s pretend we’re kids

Let’s pretend we’re kids

Let the grownups pay their mortgages

We’ll just be kids

 

Thought I knew all of the things that I wanted

So stressed can’t sleep lie awake in our bed

We both fight ‘cause none of this makes sense

Trying to get back to innocence

 

Get lost in the woods and climb on trees

Go out after dark play hide and seek

We’ll run through the park

And scrape our knees

We’ll slide down the slides

And swing and swings

We’ll spin ‘til we’re sick and dizzy

Lie down in the grass and daydream

We’ll sit in our room nowhere to be

We’ll sing in the rain on trampolines



Calculations”

I’ve made calculations

On how to spend my time

Make a decent income and eat a balanced diet

Learn some sort of hobby

And regularly exercise

Make sure to get fresh air

And sleep eight hours at night

 

Put money in my savings

‘Cause anything can happen

Get married and have babies

‘Cause what is life without them

A spiritual awakening

‘Cause life needs meaning

Some social interaction the perfect calculation

 

Momma always told me

That first impressions matter

To wear nice clothes and makeup

And not get any fatter

To find a guy that suits me

A decent Christian man

You’re young just for a short time

Enjoy it while you can

 

I’ve made calculations

Can I uncalculate them?

  

“Like You Too”

Be a good girl get good grades in school

And your parents will like you

Your teachers will too

Stay out late have a drink and a drag

And your friends will think you’re cool

And they’ll like you too

Let him put his hand under your shirt and

Let your friends treat you like you’re dirt

 

And they’ll like you

And if they like you maybe you will like you too

 

It’s so easy doing things for someone else

Just be what someone wants

I don’t know how to do things just for myself

I don’t know what I want

 

Play the songs you write just for fun

In front of everyone and they’ll like you

Maybe then they’ll think you’re really smart

And good at art and talented

And if they like it maybe they’ll like you

And if they like you maybe you’ll like you too

 

It’s so easy doing things for someone else

I don’t know how to do things just for myself

I don’t know what I want

Just be what someone wants


Just tell me what to want

Just be what someone wants

And they’ll like you and if they like you

Maybe you will like you too

  

“MySpace”

This old house my old room

This backyard where we all grew

 

I know you’re just a place

I know you’re just a space

But you were my place

You were my space

 

In these four walls I felt safe

Out these windows I would dream

 

Why am I crying?

It’s hard to admit

It’s not like anyone’s dying

Not like anyone’s dying

But I can’t quit

 

I know you’re just a place

I know you’re just a space

But you were my place

You were my space

 

“Running on Empty “

Don’t have much time ‘cause I’m working

To write my songs or be with my friends

When I don’t work I feel crazy

Don’t want to seem like I’m lazy

 

We’re all running to the money

Running for the money

Running on money

We’re all running on empty

 

And what did my schooling teach me

Do what I’m told and think what they think

To be proud of my greedy country

And to work hard for the money

 

And we’ll drain all the waters dry

And watch the mountains fall from the sky

We’ll cut down every last tree

And turn the leaves into money

“Stuff”

People always tryin’ to touch my stuff and

I think I’ve had enough and

Did you ever stop to think

“Hey this girl doesn’t want me touching her things”? so

 

If you wanna touch my stuff

Then you better get permission

To touch my stuff

‘Cause you’ve crossed the line too many times

And enough is enough

 

Touchy people really tick me off and

Touch me again and you’ll end up in a coffin

It’s my property, you better ask politely

 

Yes means yes means no means no means

  

“Every Day’s a Holiday”

The calendar tells me the date

And when it’s time to celebrate

To take a break from the mundane

And to eat lots of sugarcane

But then you came and brought me what

I always had been dreaming of

I never knew this kind of love

 

Every day’s a holiday when I’m with you

I don’t need a valentine to say I’m true

What more could gifts and fireworks and flowers do when every day’s a holiday

 

We’ve never been that good at gifts

We always fail at surprises

Last year I threw a birthday fit

I’m trying to own up to it

I just got caught in a whole mess

Of rom coms streaming on Netflix

And Instagram relationships

Make everyone seem so perfect

But real life can be so much fun

When you’re with the one you love

 

Every day’s a holiday when I’m with you

I don’t need a midnight kiss

To make me feel brand new

Disco balls and Hallmark cards got

Nothing on you

When every day’s a holiday



And when I look into your eyes

I feel a million butterflies

That’s why it’s no surprise

 

Everyday’s a holiday when I’m with you

I don’t need a birthday cake

At least I’m trying not to

The sweetest gift you’ve given me is all of you

Now every day’s a holiday

And I don’t need a holiday

‘Cause every day’s a holiday hey

 

“Pretense” 

I don’t have anything in common

With my old friends

It feels weird every time that I see them

And when we talk we say

It’s like we haven’t lost time

What’s with the pretense? It doesn’t feel right

 

I’ve changed a lot

And you’ve changed or maybe not

 

It’s strange how family assumes that they know you

Like you’re the same as when

You were a kid in grade school

We travel distances to just be in the same room

Watch TV stare at our phones

Play with niece and nephews





It’s hard to know people

It’s hard to be known by people

It’s hard to confide, it’s hard to take time

It’s hard and besides we’re too scared to try

 

Yeah I’ve changed

Have you changed?

Whatcha doing this days?

Have you changed like I’ve changed?

 

“Ex-Boyfriends”

Enemies and ex-boyfriends

One day we will all be friends

People who speak different languages

One day we will all be friends

 

We’ll all be friends

 

Atheists Muslims and Christians

One day we will all be friends

People of all different shades of skin

Democrats and Republicans



“Inside Outside”

I wanna grow up

But I wanna keep my inner child

I wanna be at home in my body and my mind

I wanna stay up late

Writing songs as I search my insides

I wanna wake up early and see the sunrise

Over the mountainside

 

I wanna get my insides outside

Don’t wanna just live in my mind

But I don’t wanna act without insight

I guess I’ll know it when it feels right

I wanna get my outsides inside

Don’t wanna just autopilot my life

I’d like to try to make a few wrongs right

And maybe make something of my time here

 

I wanna dance weird like I’m in the kitchen Listening to my favorite song when

Everyone is gone but even if they’re not gone

I wanna run fast  like a child

Chasing their best friend, like I’m gonna win

As fast as I can ‘til I’m out of breathe

           

Inside outside looking for the bright side

Try my best to not fall on the dark side

Outside Inside all you can do is try

Every day another chance to show your

Inside outside, outside inside

Every day another chance to be right here

RED FLAGS

“Apple Tree”

I wish I were an apple tree

I’d climb the world see everything

And people they’d eat off of me

and then they’d chop my trunk down

 

I wish I were a honeybee

Inside my comb with family

And there we’d store our honey

Til people took it out

 

I wish I were a puppy

Roaming the world so free-ily

then people’d put a leash on me

I’d follow them all around

 

I’d live inside a tiny house

Inside a fence I’d run around

I wish they would let me out

But this, I highly doubt

 

I wish I were a baby

Inside the womb so warm-ily

And there I’d say so cozily

‘Til people took me out

 

I’d grow up in a world of woes

Where boys are mean and girls are hoes

And that’s just how this little world goes

We’ll never figure it out

  

“Cold Knees”

These holey jeans are giving me cold knees

These jeans with holes are making my knees cold

And I don’t know what to do about it

 

Should I patch them up or just let them rip

Or buy new jeans and just forget about it

Well I don’t know how to sew and funds these days are low

 

Well, I guess my knees have just gotten too big

They’ve warn down these threads and now they have started to rip

And maybe these jeans still fit real nice at the hips

But my growing knees just won’t fit

 

These holey jeans are giving me cold knees

These jeans with holes are making my knees cold

And I don’t know what to do about it

Well, at first they fit real nice but now my knees are like ice

 

Well, now it’s time to replace you

Not that I won’t miss you

But I’d rather give you to someone that can use you

‘Cos I just don’t know what to do with you

 

These holey jeans are giving me cold knees

These jeans with holes are making my knees cold

And I don’t know

What to do do do do

Do do do do do

About it


“I Don’t Exist”

I turned off the light

And got into bed

And then closed my eyes

Only to find

The faces of those

Friends I have hurt

I think every time they see me of hear of me it makes it worse

And it’s probably you

You’re listening along

The words of this song

Reminding you of me

And you agree

I wish she were gone

I wish she would quit writing songs

Or move far, far far away

And I do too

I’m sorry for you

I’m sorry I can’t just disappear

But I will try

No, I won’t kill myself

‘Cos I’m afraid to die

But we can all get lessons in theatre and learn to pretend

That I don’t exist

And we’ll dismiss me from our minds and move on

No more memories to remind you of me

But if you see me on the street

Please don’t believe

No, it couldn’t be

It’s just a mirage or a robot

Or maybe a mannequin you saw in a shop

So be with your friends

And have a good time

And make some more rhymes

Don’t worry ‘bout me

‘Cos I don’t exist

And non-existent people cannot be missed

 

“Keep Your Mouth Shut” 

Well they say the heart’s deceiving and mine is the trickiest one

And it’s led me to become something I’ve never wanted

And the places that it’s brought me once seemed like bad memories

But they’ve come back to haunt me and I’m ripping at the seams

 

You should’ve kept your mouth shut on that night

And I should have known better than to make that flight

You should’ve kept your mouth shut on that night

 

Well, my heart’s at it again and it is feeling like last year

My heart’s speaking loud and clear, but I’m closing both my ears

And it’s not a happy ending and I may have lost a friend

But I know it’s better than what could have been

What could have been

 

You should’ve kept your mouth shut on that night

And I should have known better than to make that flight

You should’ve kept your mouth shut on that night

 

Well there’s a chance that we may cross paths again

But even so please know that we can not be friends

I didn’t mean for things to turn out this way

But even so I know that we will be okay

 

You’re gonna keep your mouth shut

You’re gonna keep your mouth shut

And this time I’ll know better

This time I’ll know better

  

“The Way It Is” 

No, I can’t play guitar and I can’t even hold a bar chord

But I can write a song for you

And these really simple chords

And these strums and these words

Aren’t a lot, but I’m playing them for you

 

And I could fix it up with a computer

And make these strums a lot cleaner

But I like it the way that it is

‘Cos it’s clumsy like our love

And it’s messed up like our

But no we’re not giving up

‘Cos I like our love the way it is

 

And I’ll never understand

The complexities of a man

But I know you’re the man for me

And I know that I pick fights

Even when you’re being nice

But I don’t want to fight with anyone but you

 

And we could go to counseling

So that they could fix everything

But I like everything the way it is

‘Cos it’s clumsy like this song

And it’s messed up like this song

But this song keeps going on

‘Cos I like this song the way it is 

Oh the way it is

 

“You Won’t Talk To Me”

I don’t know him like I know you

He don’t know me yes this is true

But he keeps calling and I keep answering

And you’re not calling no you don’t say anything

 

I like you but you won’t talk to me

I miss you but you won’t talk to me

I want you but you won’t talk to me

 

You put me up like a doll on the shelf

And you tell me that there’s nobody else

But you get jealous when other boys call on me

But you’re not calling and then I get lonely

 

I call you but you won’t answer me

I message you but you won’t respond to me

I wave at you and you won’t even look at me

I see you, and you just see right through me

I notice you and you don’t notice anything I do

I just want to talk to you

 

I just want to talk to you


“Just As Long As You Care”

You don’t like the wind or the rain,

but to me it is all just the same

But if you care about it than I care too,

Because sweetie I care about you

We see from two different perspectives,

so as a person we’re better collected

As a team we are better, so let’s stick together

get a grip and hold on real tight

 

I don’t care about money or material things            

Just as long as you care about Jesus and me

We can sell our possessions and move over seas

Or just live in a small house with necessities

 

I’ve got lots of ideas for when we are bored

Thought of games for laughing and pleasure and more

We can go play outside, or stay in for the night

It don’t matter as long as we’re there

Don’t be jealous when I’m just trying to be nice

‘Cos I’m just being friendly and I don’t think twice

But if you stand by side the people will see that

Baby, it’s just you for me

 

I don’t care about money or material things            

Just as long as you care about Jesus and me

We can sell our possessions and move over seas

Or just live in a small house with necessities

 

I’ve been thinking of the future and thinking of you

And hoping and praying I can combine the two

But if it don’t work out I know I’ll be fine

But I can’t help but hope that someday you’ll be mine

 

I’ve got lots of places that I want to go

And I’d like you to go with me just so you know

So, with you by my side and holding my hand

Home will always be right where we stand


“Fall & Winter”

All the around the leaves are falling down

And I’m riding my bike to school

The wind blows through my sweater

There couldn’t be better weather

And it always makes me think of you

 

We’ve been through so many seasons

And god knows all the reasons

And I know that we’re both hurt

And scared of all the work

 

I can’t say I love winter, but Christmas is pretty great

It brings the start of a new year, a fresh palette a clean slate

 

We’ve been through so many winters

Snowstorms and dirty splinters

And God knows all the reasons

If only we could see them

 

Life will always change, but one thing will still remain

The guiding light that we aim for

The one true love we were made for (x2)


“Fool For You”

Reveal yourself to me

Please don’t let this be

Please do not go but if you do

Please let me know where you’ve run off to

If you run away, should I just stay?

Where would you go?

I need to know

 

Are you here still

Should I be still

Not in the fire not in the storm

But in a still small voice

Will this get through, through, through to you

Am I just making noises?

 

Feel me, feel you

Is this real or am I a fool for you

Fool for you

Well, if I am

I don’t mind

‘Cos that’s what I wanna do

 POST SCRIPT EP


“Wake Up” 

Wake up, wake up, the sun is shining on you

Get up, get up, even if it’s hard to do

Wake up, wake up, the sun is shining on you

Get up, get up, and take in the view

 

Wake up, wake up, the sun is shining on you

Get up, get up, even if it’s hard to do

Wake up, wake up, the night is over and gone

Get up, get up, it’s time for you to move on

 

I like to think that people can change

That problems of the past don’t have to be problems of today

So, don’t worry darlin’ ‘cos the sun is on it’s way

Open your eyes ‘cos it’s a brand new day

Open your eyes ‘cos it’s a brand new day

 

Wake up, wake up, the sun is shining on you

Get up, get up, even if it’s hard to do

Wake up, wake up, the night is over and gone

Get up, get up, it’s time for you to move on

 

Don’t worry about the past it’s over can’t be changed

Don’t worry about tomorrow ‘cos all you’ve got’s today

So, don’t worry darlin’ ‘cos the sun is on it’s way

Open your eyes ‘cos it’s a brand new day

Open your eyes ‘cos it’s a brand new day

Open your eyes ‘cos it’s a brand new day

Wake up, wake up, the sun is shining on you, on you

Get up, get up, even if it’s hard to do

Wake up, take in the view

“Mine”

I never thought you’d belong to me

I never thought you’d belong to anybody

You’re not the kind to wear your heart on your sleeve

But now the one wearing it’s me

 

Cos you’re mine

Oh you’re mine

 

I never could be held down

My heart always got turned around

Too easily swayed with the breeze

But you make it so hard to leave

 

Cos you’re mine

Oh you’re mine

Yeah you’re mine

Oh you’re mine

 

Cos you’re mine


I belong to you

You belong to me

Nothing else to do

But hold on tightly

Just hold on


Cos you’re mine

Oh you’re mine

Yeah you’re mine

Oh you’re mine

Cos you’re mine


“Olivia”

 Olivia, I’ll tell you what
It isn’t easy being here

Don’t be afraid there is a grave

But it is not, it’s not for you 

Don’t let the darkness overcome
The light that lives, that lives in you
There is a hope that’s greater than
All of your fall, your falling tears

Olivia, your pretty face
The things you make they make me sing
A girl like you should not look through
The past to measure anything 

And when you dance the angels
Sing as they watch, watch over you
And God dances with you
And lifts you up above your fears

There’s a sad sweet spirit among us (x2)
Of what’s come and what’s yet
We will wait, and not forget
Who you are, and who we will become (x2)

There’s a sad sweet spirit among us (x2)