{ Version of me }

1 Dear Life

don’t know if I believe in a god
don’t know if I believe there’s not
don’t know if I believe in fate
don’t know if I believe we make our own way

I love, I lose, I scar when I bruise
why, dear life?

sometimes I feel you carry me
then I feel you letting go
no ties, I’m wild, running free
am I a fool to think I’m in control?
should I lay back and let the tide wash over me or fight?
dear life, what do you hold for me?

maybe I should believe what I’m told
maybe I should believe what glitters is gold
maybe I should say what’s on my mind
maybe if I keep my mouth shut I’ll be fine

I hate, I burn
I’m blessed and cursed
why, dear life?

sometimes I feel you carry me
then I feel you letting go
no ties, I’m wild, running free
am I a fool to think I’m in control?
should I lay back and let the tide wash over me or fight?
dear life

the only thing I know for sure
we’re not getting out of this alive
the only thing I know for sure
we’re gonna be alright
the only thing I know for sure
we’re not getting out of this alive
the only thing I know for sure
we’re gonna be alright

sometimes I feel you carry me
then I feel you letting go
no ties, I’m wild, running free
am I a fool to think I’m in control?
should I lay back and let the tide wash over me or fight?
dear life, what do you hold for me?

2 Escalator

The whole city’s on fast forward
Blink twice and you’re in for the race
Not even quite rush hour
and I can’t keep up with pace of it all
the weight of the fall
so we ride the wave

People tripping over my feet
Escalator moving too fast for me
Don’t you ever go slowly
You won’t ever bring me to my knees
won’t give in
If it’s sink or we swim I’ll float away

With all these good intentions something’s still not right
I’ve been drowning in possessions clinging on for dear life

Is it enough?
Tell me is it enough?
When you ask yourself the question can you feel it in your bones?
Is it enough? oh ooh

I don’t wanna get political
but when we all come together we don’t fall
would it be so terrible
if we all held each other so much more than we do?
Am I getting through to you?
Will you break the chain?

take a minute to consider it
Let go of all we’re convinced we need
Together we can make more of this
Together we can do more to walk the same direction
form a real connection along the way

With all these good intentions something’s still not right
I’ve been drowning in possessions clinging on for dear life

Is it enough?
Tell me is it enough?
When you ask yourself the question do you feel it in your bones?
Is it enough? oh ooh

When you ask yourself the question do you feel it in your bones?
Are you holding on to something you’re afraid of letting go?
Is it enough?
Tell me is it enough? oh ooh
When you ask yourself the question do you feel it in your bones?
Is it enough? oh ooh
Is it enough

3 Anymore

I’ve been trying to not think about you lately
trying to do myself some good
but I’m failing, failing
I’ve been looking for something else to distract me
looking for someone who’s looking for someone worth saving
save me

I feel the beat kicking my chest
close my eyes and wait
but it’s not working yet

I hear the music but I can’t dance
I should be moving but I’m stuck
and I need to fight this feeling so I stay here on the floor
I’m not supposed to love you
not supposed to love you anymore

I’ve been looking for you in all these places
looking for you in all these faces
I push through to get through
I’ve been trying to lose myself in the light
trying to find myself in the night
without you
I can’t find you

I feel the beat kicking my chest
close my eyes and wait
but it’s not working yet

I hear the music but I can’t dance
I should be moving but I’m stuck
and I need to fight this feeling so I stay here on the floor
I’m not supposed to love you
not supposed to love you anymore

don’t wanna go home when the lights come up
don't wanna go home
don’t wanna go home when the lights come up
don't wanna go home
don’t wanna go home

I hear the music but I can’t dance
I should be moving but I’m stuck
and I need to fight this feeling so I stay here on the floor
I’m not supposed to love you
not supposed to love you anymore
not supposed to love you anymore

4 Something for the fire

in the morning I miss you
but I won’t go back
step off this train this one way track

you’re caught in the distance
but I don’t know why?
when you justified your exit signs

it don’t matter
just a memory been and gone
nature carries on
pulling me along

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

in a month of Sundays
I could take you back
you’re in my rear view fading black

don’t know my destination
but I’m on my way
too long to get here
from today

it don’t matter
just a memory been and gone
nature carries on
pulling me along

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

and our love is burning in the flames never to return
as the embers start to lose their glow turn to ash and go
turn to ash and go

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

something for the fire
something for the fire
something for the fire
for the fire

in the morning I miss you but I won’t go back
step off this train
this one way track

5 Version of me

this is not your playground
I’m not here for you to shoot me down
preying on my weakness
even when you’re not around
nothing lasts forever
but you’re wrapped around my DNA
and I’m hiding in the corner as the wounded kid I was
like it was yesterday
like nothing’s changed

all that you’ve done you see
ever so quietly
comes creeping back up on me
haunting me, goading me
why can’t you let go with me?
I don’t have the patience anymore

that’s not me
I won’t be the version of me
the one you think you’re comfortable with
the one you think you had your fun with
If I can’t trust myself
how can I trust anyone else?

all that you’ve done you see
ever so quietly
keeps creeping back up on me
haunting me, goading me
why can’t you let go with me?
I don’t have the patience anymore

that’s not me
I won’t be the version of me
the one you think you’re comfortable with
the one you think you had your fun with
that’s not me

That’s not me
I won’t be the version of me
the one you think you’re comfortable with
the one you think you had your fun with
if I can’t trust myself
how can I trust anyone else?

6 Numb

I believe, starry eyes
With every drop there’s a healing

Let it be, let ‘em cry
But just don’t keep the pain inside, inside
Let go of the pain inside, inside

Don’t keep it together
Oh let it run away
Don’t hold back the river,
Let go let it run away

Before it makes you numb
It will only make you numb
And you won’t be numb

Now you’re free
You can fly
Can you feel your heart now it’s beating

You will see paradise
Just don’t get lost in the pain inside, inside
Let go of the pain inside, inside

Don’t keep it together
Oh let it run away
Don’t hold back the river
Let go let it run away

Before it makes you numb
It will only make you numb
And you won’t be numb

And you won’t be numb

I believe, starry eyes
with every drop there’s a healing
Let it be,let ‘em cry
Before it makes you numb
It will only make you numb
And you won’t be numb

7 Room for love

Stumbling down the same old street that used to be paved with gold
nothing I see is impressing me
maybe I’m getting old
I never knew hiding around the corner was a promise of another road
'cos just when you think it’s over you burst open

I’m moving on
something is telling me now I’ve got room for love
somebody said, gotta make room for love
holding up a sign, a room for love
you’ve got enough
make room for love
something is telling me now I’ve got room for love
somebody said, gotta make room for love
holding up a sign, room for love
you’ve got enough
make room for love

caught up in veiled emotion but nothing is set in stone
questioning your devotion gave me the courage to just let go
I made the move, yeah
and waiting around that corner was everything I dreamed coming true
just when you think it’s over you burst wide open

I’ll take it all
something is telling me now I’ve got room for love
somebody said, gotta make room for love
holding up a sign, a room for love
you’ve got enough
make room for love
something is telling me now I got room for love
somebody said, gotta make room for love
holding up a sign, a room for love
you’ve got enough
make room for love

let it fill you up
open up your heart it’ll leave you breathless
make room for love
let it take you high, you deserve it
let it fill you up
open up your heart it will leave you breathless
make room for love
let it take you high, you deserve it

something is telling me now I’ve got room for love
somebody said I gotta make room for love
I’m holding up a sign for love
you’ve got enough
make room for love

make room for love
holding up a sign, a room love
you’ve got enough
make room for love

8 Unravelling

Since I met you I’ve been unravelling
questioning everything I say or do
all of these words don’t mean anything
nothing means anything when I’m not with you
and the strength that I hold in the palm of my hand is slipping
and the sense that I have slowly is melting away

you rocked my world
made me forget myself
I started to learn how I could be somebody else
discovered the girl I thought I could never be
now I am hurt, you're leaving for somebody else, oh

I’m not a fool, though I behave like one
can’t help it, I’ve come undone
too late to turn back
the strength that I grasp in the palm of my hand is slipping
and the sense that I had almost has melted away

you rocked my world
made me forget myself
I started to learn how I could be somebody else
discovered the girl I thought I could never be
now I am hurt, you're leaving for somebody else

I fell in blindly
but love still denies me
I wasn’t ready for losing control, oh no
we played by the same rules
you did what you had to
whatever your reasons I have to let go

but you rocked my world
made me forget myself
I started to learn how I could be somebody else
discovered the girl I thought I could never be
and now I am hurt, you're leaving but I won’t forget

you rocked my world (you rocked my world)
made me forget myself
I started to learn (started to learn) how I could be somebody else
discovered the girl (discovered the girl) I thought I could never be
now I am hurt, I could be somebody else

9 Loving you better

come inside, I’ll take your coat
leave your broken outside, I’ll close the door
I know that it’s hard to do, being you
it’s a lonely road so let me bring you home

don’t look back
don’t you ever give your heartache away
‘cos I got you baby, you can give it all to me
and I’ll hold it safely
you know you can count on me

so close your eyes, dive, let go of it all
believe you will survive
let love break the fall
I won’t let go
I won’t let go, no
if I’m just here to give you love
then that’s what I’m here to do, to do
if I’m loving you better that’s cool, cool
don’t tell me what I could lose oh oh
if I’m loving you better that’s coo,l cool
if I’m loving you

tonight we can take it slow
you need a shoulder to cry on, let me know
whatever I gotta do, I’ll pull you through it
it’s a lonely road but I can bring you home

don’t look back
don’t you ever give your heartache away
‘cos I got you baby, you can give it all to me
and I’ll hold it safely
you know you can count on me

so close your eyes, dive, let go of it all
believe you will survive
let love break the fall
I won’t let go
I won’t let go, no
if I’m just here to give you love
then that’s what I’m here to do, to do
if I’m loving you better that’s cool, cool
don’t tell me what I could lose oh oh
if I’m loving you better that’s cool, cool
if I’m loving you
loving you

think of nothing darling
let down your head, I’ve got it
for all the things you’ve done I’ll pay you back with love
and don’t you worry about the pressure
‘cos I can make it better
lean on my love
let me take away your pain

so close your eyes, dive, let go of it all
believe you will survive
let love break the fall
I won’t let go
I won’t let go, no
if I’m just here to give you love
then that’s what I’m here to do to do
if I’m loving you better that’s cool, cool
don’t tell me what I could lose oh oh
if I’m loving you better that’s cool, cool
if I’m loving you
loving you

10 Our history

In the guise of my protection you claim your innocence
a little time, some reflection
still doesn’t make sense
when it comes to you and me I know we’re never gonna change
we could pull apart our history
we’d still be in this place

Here we are going round in circles
we'd best be careful, whoa oh oh oh
There you go doing something hurtful
do you think that’s working? whoa oh oh oh

There’s a point of no return but you don’t seem to know
There’s a time when everybody’s gotta let it go
There’s a line you can’t help but cross
You don’t even know what you’ve done

Do we have the same agenda and do we share the same respect?
There could be a day when I surrender
but you know we’re not there yet

Here we are still going round in circles
We'd best be careful, whoa oh oh oh
and there you go doing something hurtful
Do you think that’s working? whoa oh oh oh

There’s a point of no return but you don’t seem to know
There’s a time when everybody’s gotta let it go
There’s a line you can’t help but cross
You don’t even know what you’ve done

(you don’t even know what you’ve done)

There you go doing something hurtful
Now do you think that’s working? whoa oh oh oh

There’s a point of no return but you don’t seem to know
There’s a time when everybody’s gotta let it go
There’s a line you can’t help but cross
You don’t even know what you’ve done, no

There’s a point of no return but you don’t seem to know
There’s a time when everybody’s gotta let it go
There’s a line you can’t help but cross
You don’t even know what you’ve done, no

11 Blame

you took me on and you nearly took me down
you’re never gonna get anywhere
you never really got anywhere
lost track of times that I have tried to say
oh something has to change

I never really got anywhere, oh oh

pound for pound we stumble through the round
I’m bruised
tit for tat, can’t ever take it back
we both lose

you’re never gonna stop the rain
but you know you're gonna be ok
when you love someone
there’ll always be another fight
but you know you’re gonna be alright
when you love someone

I’ll take the blame since you decided you’re the victim
I never meant to let you down
I never really let you down
don’t recognise the things that you remember
oh life’s so different through your eyes

I never meant to let you down

time to time I wonder how you we died, do you?
day after day the past is washed away
we’re through

you’re never gonna stop the rain
but you know you’re gonna be ok
when you love someone
there’ll always be another fight
but you know you’re gonna be alright
when you love someone

it’s been the problem all along
you wouldn’t hear when I tried to tell you
how can you pretend there was nothing wrong?
nothing wrong

you’re never gonna stop the rain
but you know you’re gonna be ok
when you love someone
there’ll always be another fight
but you know you’re gonna be alright

12 Hold On

don’t give up, don’t lose faith
can’t take for granted we’ll be ok
years have faded and time moves on
I don’t wanna stand aside and watch us come undone

can we hold on, hold on, hold on
hold on to this love?
can we hold on, hold on, hold on
hold on to this love?

Questions answered, darkness clears
eyes wide open facing all our fears
From the scarring hope is born
can we stand together, welcome a new dawn?

I don’t wanna walk
I don’t wanna walk away
I don’t wanna walk
I want you to stay

can we hold on, hold on, hold on
hold on to this love?
can we hold on, hold on, hold on
hold on to this love?

nobody gets me the way you do
we’ve never been perfect but it's the closest to
who else would ever put up with you?
you know that I'm right

can we hold on (with all that we’ve been through)
hold on (when we feel like giving it up)
hold on (we’d be crazy not to)
hold on (hold on to me)
hold on (with all that we’ve been through)
hold on (when we feel like giving it up)
hold on (I’m just trying to convince you)
hold on to me

hold on (with all that we’ve been through)
hold on (when we feel like giving it up)
hold on (we’d be crazy not to)
hold on (hold on to this love)
hold on (with all that we’ve been through)
hold on (when we feel like giving it up)
hold on (I’m just trying to convince you)
hold on to this love