(1st Verse)
I want to be something you never had,
I want to be your dear friend.
I want to always be there for you,
I will be there until the end.
I want to be a better man,
I want to be the shoulder you lean on.
I want to be the one who adores you,
I want to be here when everyone is gone.

Chorus:
When your world comes crashing down,
there isn’t a rainbow or a soul around,
I will absorb the tears of the rain.
When your world becomes all gray,
it doesn’t feel like you can live another day.
I will absorb the tears of the rain.

(2nd Verse)
I want to be the one who makes you smile,
I want to be the one who quenches your thirst.
I want to be the one who will love you,
I want to be the one who you lean to first.
I want to be the one who dries your eyes,
I want to be the one who touches your cheek.
I want to be the one who gets to have you,
I want to be the one who loves you unconditionally.

Chorus:
When your world comes crashing down,
there isn’t a rainbow or a soul around,
I will absorb the tears of the rain.
When your world becomes all gray,
it doesn’t feel like you can live another day.
I will absorb the tears of the rain.

Bridge:
I won’t forget the day you walked down the aisle,
You decided to take my hand.
It was me that was crying tears of joy,
It was you that made me a happy man.

Chorus:
When your world comes crashing down,
there isn’t a rainbow or a soul around,
I will absorb the tears of the rain.
When your world becomes all gray,
it doesn’t feel like you can live another day.
I will absorb the tears of the rain.

(1st Verse)
I tried to stand back
Took a good look at my perception
I tried to break the patterns
Glanced at all the things I measured
I could only feel the storms
Somehow I could never see
I wish you could take away the pain
You make it so hard to believe

Chorus:
I’ve read every line in the scripture
But I still tend to see the dark
I’ve said a thousand prayers
But I can still see a million pieces of my heart
Please forgive me, I don’t understand
I’m not a savior, I’m just a man.

(2nd Verse)
I tried to take a step forward
All I seem to do is fall
I tried to search for the answers
on the other side of the wall
I could only feel light fading
Maybe I need to change my point of view
I wish you could change the way I think
So that I can fully understand you

(Bridge)
Tell me God
How can I love myself
Tell me God
How can I see something you only can
Tell me God
How can I see words that I can’t feel
Tell me God
How do I read something I don’t understand

Chorus:
I’ve read every line in the scripture
But I still tend to see the dark
I’ve said a thousand prayers
But I can still see a million pieces of my heart
Please forgive me, I don’t understand
I’m not a savior, I’m just a man.

(1st Verse)
I use to cradle the magic in your eyes,
I use to sing to your majestic wings.
I use to love your bitten sarcasm,
I use to appreciate all the little things.
But there is no use to pretend,
The is the beginning of the end.

Chorus:
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see it coming miles away,
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see the colors fade.
I still can’t believe, that you refuse to see.
I still can’t believe, you took pieces of me.

(2nd Verse)
I use to fear the moment of truth,
I use to stare into the darkest cold sky,
I use to be afraid of the painted tears,
I use to know what I really felt inside.
But there is no use to pretend,
The is the beginning of the end.

Chorus:
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see it coming miles away,
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see the colors fade.
I still can’t believe, that you refuse to see.
I still can’t believe, you took pieces of me.

(3rd Verse)
I use to be numb to the vicious cut,
I use to run into the lion’s roar.
I use to scream to the silence,
I use to be the one who kept score.
But there is no use to pretend,
The is the beginning of the end.

Chorus:
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see it coming miles away,
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see the colors fade.
I still can’t believe, that you refuse to see.
I still can’t believe, you took pieces of me.

Bridge:
You took the turn before I could see the road,
You took the wheel while I was in control.
You took the words from the previous page,
You took the lights from the center stage.
You took the pictures from the gold frames,
You took the hope and all that remained.

Chorus:
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see it coming miles away,
I couldn’t believe you didn’t see the colors fade.
I still can’t believe, that you refuse to see.
I still can’t believe, you took pieces of me.

(1st verse)
It hit me like a cannonball,
You could see it on the other side of the wall.
It hit me like a freight train,
Maybe that’s why I’m going insane.
I don’t know how to stop time from sitting still,
I didn’t realize how much silence really kills.

Chorus:
We took something perfect,
Now we are slowly removing the parts that made it work.
We took something perfect,
Maybe I didn’t notice but maybe you felt the pain first.
I don’t know how to be strong,
Just like you, it will be hard to carry on.

(2nd Verse)
It hit me like a tons of bricks,
I couldn’t see how much I would truly miss.
It hit me like a morning car crash,
I always thought this was built to last.
I don’t know how to stop it from rolling down the hill,
I didn’t realize how much silence really kills.

Chorus:
We took something perfect,
Now we are slowly removing the parts that made it work.
We took something perfect,
Maybe I didn’t notice but maybe you felt the pain first.
I don’t know how to be strong,
Just like you, it will be hard to carry on.

Bridge:
I never thought it could get better than this.
I never thought it would be everything I would miss.
I never thought it would hurt so much,
I never thought I would have to bottle this up.
It feels like I have to be the strong one,
I can’t have you see me come undone.

Chorus:
We took something perfect,
Now we are slowly removing the parts that made it work.
We took something perfect,
Maybe I didn’t notice but maybe you felt the pain first.
I don’t know how to be strong,
Just like you, it will be hard to carry on.

(1st Verse)
Walking with a clenched fist,
Never did I think you did exist.
You have proven yourself time after time,
Even though I did walk so blind.
You took me in when I didn’t think you would,
You showed me all that is good.
There is something I need you to understand,
I didn’t think down this road you would be holding my hand…

Chorus:
I can see your footprints down Hallelujah road,
I can feel your hands wrapped around my soul.
Surrendered myself and the colors seem so bright,
Down Hallelujah road you became the center of my life.

(2nd Verse)
Walking with a silent voice,
Never did I realize it was all about choice.
You have proven yourself like never before,
Even though I refused to open up the door.
There is something I need you to understand,
I had no idea that this was all a plan.

Chorus:
I can see your footprints down Hallelujah road,
I can feel your hands wrapped around my soul.
Surrendered myself and the colors seem so bright,
Down Hallelujah road you became the center of my life.

Bridge:
You made me cry,
You made me survive.
You made me plead,
You made me get on my knees.
You made me see your vision,
You made me stop and listen.
You made me thank you for who you are and who I am.
You made me see, you will be with me until the end.

Chorus:
I can see your footprints down Hallelujah road,
I can feel your hands wrapped around my soul.
Surrendered myself and the colors seem so bright,
Down Hallelujah road you became the center of my life.

(1st Verse)
I used to see you on stage
playing your acoustic guitar
I sat there in the crowd
feeling your hands around my heart
I saw you sing from a distance
from your precious soul
Every time I think of you
It makes it harder to let go

Chorus:
It was love at first sight
Was all in your kiss
It was love at first touch
There isn’t anything I don’t miss
You must have been an angel
For God to take you so soon
You must have been a saint
For your heart to be wrapped
around the moon

(2nd Verse)
I used to see you on stage
Seeing the tears from your eyes
I sat there in the crowd
Wishing a chance to say goodbye
I saw you sing from a distance
with your tender lungs
Every time I think of you
I love the man who you have become

Bridge:
I can still see you
in our daughters eyes
I can still feel you
under the bluest sky
I can still see you
when I go to bed
I can still feel you
As I lay down my head

Chorus:
It was love at first sight
Was all in your kiss
It was love at first touch
There isn’t anything I don’t miss
You must have been an angel
For God to take you so soon
You must have been a saint
For your heart to be wrapped
around the moon

(1st Verse)
I wish there is so much I could erase,
I wish I could forget the beauty of your face.
But it doesn’t seem that will disappear.
I wish I could have walked away back then,
I wish I didn’t have to pretend,
But now it’s all crystal clear.

Chorus:
My heart isn’t something you can borrow,
You can’t use it today and return it tomorrow.
My heart isn’t something you can shatter,
You can’t break it and think it doesn’t matter.
For crying out loud, you better listen up now,
It won’t be long that I will be living happily ever after.

(2nd Verse)
I wish there was so much I could forget,
I wish sometimes that we never met.
But I try to find the silver lining in all of this.
I wish you don’t know me inside and out,
I wish you were someone I could live without,
But I’m starting to see what I truly missed.

Chorus:
My heart isn’t something you can borrow,
You can’t use it today and return it tomorrow.
My heart isn’t something you can shatter,
You can’t break it and think it doesn’t matter.
For crying out loud, you better listen up now,
It won’t be long that I will be living happily ever after.

(3rd Verse)
I wish there was much I could hide,
I wish you couldn’t read my mind,
But you seem to know all my thoughts.
I wish there was a way to get out of here,
I wish that a part of me wasn’t scared,
But one day I know I won’t feel so lost.

Chorus:
My heart isn’t something you can borrow,
You can’t use it today and return it tomorrow.
My heart isn’t something you can shatter,
You can’t break it and think it doesn’t matter.
For crying out loud, you better listen up now,
It won’t be long that I will be living happily ever after.

Bridge:
I blacked out all the tears of the rain,
I devoured the light to wash away my pain.
I bit my tongue so that I could change,
I picked up the pieces and my remains.

Chorus:
My heart isn’t something you can borrow,
You can’t use it today and return it tomorrow.
My heart isn’t something you can shatter,
You can’t break it and think it doesn’t matter.
For crying out loud, you better listen up now,
It won’t be long that I will be living happily ever after.

(1st Verse)
It wasn’t too long that the trust disappeared.
What was once a dream is now our nightmare.
The years have gone by,
With the magic gone from our eyes.
What was once strong and warm,
It’s all cold and ready to walk away from the storm.

Chorus:
Too much pain,
Too much heart ache.
Too many tears,
Too many mistakes.
I can’t help it if there are too many problems to solve,
You are standing still as I evolve.

(2nd Verse)
It wasn’t too long that the lies begin to show,
What we thought was real is what we have to let go.
The years have slowly passed,
With more anger and less laughs.
What was once gold and all so safe,
I find myself sleeping alone in another place.

Chorus:
Too much pain,
Too much heart ache.
Too many tears,
Too many mistakes.
I can’t help it if there are too many problems to solve,
You are standing still as I evolve.

Bridge:
Don’t you remember that day you took off your ring?
You told me, please leave, and pack your things.
Don’t you remember that day you struck a nerve?
Too many days, too much lost,
So many unspoken words.

Chorus:
Too much pain,
Too much heart ache.
Too many tears,
Too many mistakes.
I can’t help it if there are too many problems to solve,
You are standing still as I evolve.

(1st Verse)
Sipping on a drink of courage,
Drifting away from the conversation.
I can feel the fire, this aching desire,
Never wanting to get rid of this sensation.
I want to walk right on up to you,
Kiss those million dollar lips.
I want to open up my heart,
Tell you nothing is better than this.

Chorus:
I don’t need alcohol to tell you how I feel.
I don’t need a drug to know this is real.
I don’t need to be high to know that this right,
I don’t need anything to know, you are the center of my life.

(2nd Verse)
Drunk on your wildfire eyes,
Falling in the depths of hunger.
I can feel your hands, making me feel like a man,
Loving you doesn’t make me wonder.
I want to walk right on up to you,
Wrap my arms around your loving skin.
I want to open up my heart,
Tell you being with you is the moment my life began.

Chorus:
I don’t need alcohol to tell you how I feel.
I don’t need a drug to know this is real.
I don’t need to be high to know that this right,
I don’t need anything to know, you are the center of my life.

Bridge:
I’d get a tattoo that says “You’re my girl,”
I’d scream on top of the mountain that you are my world.
I’d get on stage and sing to the crowd…
It’s you and I together, loving you forever,
Every thing about this, I couldn’t be more proud.

Chorus:
I don’t need alcohol to tell you how I feel.
I don’t need a drug to know this is real.
I don’t need to be high to know that this right,
I don’t need anything to know, you are the center of my life.

(1st Verse)
You use to cut me with your sharp tongue,
You use to blind me with your fears that were brighter than the sun.
You use to shake the roots in our ground,
You use to scream and somehow you were no where to be found.
Our walls started to crumble from the darkest skies…
I could hear it, somehow I didn’t fear it,
Don’t worry I didn’t mind hearing you say goodbye.

Chorus:
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Wishing you couldn’t see my scars.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Not far from the spinning star.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
So happy to be on the other side.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Someone else has finally made me feel alive.

(2nd Verse)
You use to say the cruelest words,
You use to laugh when you knew it hurt.
You use to run to the hills as my colors fade,
You use to dance on my rainbow in my parade.
Our walls started to cave from the wind of the storm,
I could see it, I do believe it,
Don’t worry I didn’t mind you walking out the door.

Chorus:
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Wishing you couldn’t see my scars.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Not far from the spinning star.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
So happy to be on the other side.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Someone else has finally made me feel alive.

Bridge:
I didn’t mind feeling your thorn,
I didn’t mind knowing a part of me was torn.
I had to meet you to get where I am now.
I had to be lost to see I’m already found.
I didn’t mind walking on this broken road,
I didn’t mind finding the depths of my soul.

Chorus:
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Wishing you couldn’t see my scars.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Not far from the spinning star.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
So happy to be on the other side.
I’ve been drunk on the moon,
Someone else has finally made me feel alive

(1st Verse)
Cross a street to find one’s home,
A house in which they live alone.
The windows shake and walls fall down,
Rain impedes with clapping sound.
Ignore the noises, they’re just fear.
Close your eyes and they disappear.

Chorus:
The clouds of rage seem to live in grey,
Lightning strikes, shadows of life,
Remove all hope from the nights and days.

(2nd Verse)
Sleep again through a nightmare
Or a dream that’s worse by compare.
Each offers hope that is obscene,
Another wish to remain unseen.
Forever’s just a word that’s spoken,
Gone each time that one is woken.

Chorus:
The clouds of rage seem to live in grey,
Lightning strikes, shadows of life,
Remove all hope from the nights and days.

(3rd Verse)
Walk again in streets of fear,
Scream to those who cannot hear.
Realness, only covered tin,
14 karat dipped in sin.
Flavored by a taste desired,
Filled with only truth expired.

Chorus:
The clouds of rage seem to live in grey,
Lightning strikes, shadows of life,
Remove all hope from the nights and days.

(4th Verse)
A baby cries but can’t yet see,
The reasons why their tears shall flee.
Each falls upon a ground too soaked,
By tears decades before evoked.
Another life of endless scorn,
Occurs each time a child is born.

Chorus:
The clouds of rage seem to live in grey,
Lightning strikes, shadows of life,
Remove all hope from the nights and days.

Bridge:
It appears that my fate is scorned,
Wondering why I’m here and why I was born.
Somewhere there is suppose to a be a light,
Trying to find the strength and put up a fight.

Chorus:
The clouds of rage seem to live in grey,
Lightning strikes, shadows of life,
Remove all hope from the nights and days.

(1st Verse)
It’s the last day of November,
The leaves are twisting in the wind.
All the years have passed by silently,
Tarnished memories seep in my skin.
Words only stick to my jaded tongue,
I don’t know how to unlock the door.
My feet are feeling like a thousand pounds,
Something inside can take the beating a little more.

Chorus:
I’m crawling on crippled boulevard,
Haven’t seen the rain or felt the falling stars.
There isn’t any rainbow miles away in sight,
Chained to the dark staring at the candlelight.

(2nd Verse)
It’s the last day of December,
The snowflakes are melting on my scars.
All the years have passed by in fear.
Burning photographs wasn’t all that hard.
Words only get stuck in my throat,
I don’t have the key to open up the door.
My hands are wrapped up in the past,
Something inside can take the punches a little more.

Chorus:
I’m crawling on crippled boulevard,
Haven’t seen the rain or felt the falling stars.
There isn’t any rainbow miles away in sight,
Chained to the dark staring at the candlelight.

Bridge:
I cry a little harder,
When I know the answers are in front of me.
I cry a little harder,
When I’ve closed my eyes and don’t believe.
I cry a little harder,
When I know my soul is faded black.
I cry a little harder,
When I know that this pain is meant to last.

(2x) Chorus:
I’m crawling on crippled boulevard,
Haven’t seen the rain or felt the falling stars.
There isn’t any rainbow miles away in sight,
Chained to the dark staring at the candlelight.

(Verse 1)
She only lets me half way in,
She doesn’t know where it all begins,
I’m sitting here waiting for the crash.
She only lets me see the picket fence,
She doesn’t know where it all went,
I’m sitting here staring at the past.
You play me like an acoustic guitar,
What should be easy is so damn hard.

Chorus:
Chards of lies in my frozen hands,
Dreams of love sinking in quicksand,
Secondhand wishes are never heard.
Walls of anger drowning in my ocean,
Lost and confused in all of my emotions,
Secondhand wishes are disappearing words.

(2nd Verse)
She only lets me see a ray of light,
She doesn’t know it’s not worth the fight,
I’d rather put your needs in front of mine.
She only lets me see a shade of warmth,
She doesn’t know what the future has in store,
I’d rather you see what you were trying to find.
You play like me like a southern violin,
Hopefully you can see no one wins.

Chorus:
Chards of lies in my frozen hands,
Dreams of love sinking in quicksand,
Secondhand wishes are never heard.
Walls of anger drowning in my ocean,
Lost and confused in all of my emotions,
Secondhand wishes are disappearing words.

Bridge:
I’m not afraid of the lightning in the dark,
I’m not afraid of the deep cut in my heart.
I’m not afraid of feeling the pouring rain,
I’m not afraid of the winds of change.
I’m only afraid of becoming numb…
I’m only afraid of what we will become.

Chorus:
Chards of lies in my frozen hands,
Dreams of love sinking in quicksand,
Secondhand wishes are never heard.
Walls of anger drowning in my ocean,
Lost and confused in all of my emotions,
Secondhand wishes are disappearing words.

(1st Verse)

You can scream at the top of your lungs,
You can curse my name a million times.
Nothing you will ever say will undo what is already done,
So tell me why we can’t put this all behind?
Take a sip of courage and swallow that pill of redemption.
Everything I do, everything I say, doesn’t seem to get your attention.

Chorus:

You can shake your head,
Let your face get all red,
Call me every name in the book.
You can run the other way,
With very little to say,
And just let me off the hook.
Either way it’s breaking us apart,
You don’t seem to care to leave tears in the dark.

(2nd Verse)

You can bitch up a storm about all the small things,
You can dig that knife deep in my back.
You seem to know how to make that burn sting,
You seem to drift into the shadows of the past.
Take a sip of courage and swallow that pill of redemption.
Everything I do, everything I say, doesn’t seem to get your attention.

Bridge:

You know it’s time to move on when your words don’t mean a damn,
You know it’s time to move on when I can see you don’t love me for who I am.
You know it’s time to move on when all you do is cry,
You know it’s time to move on when there is nothing left inside.

Chorus:

You can shake your head,
Let your face get all red,
Call me every name in the book.
You can run the other way,
With very little to say,
And just let me off the hook.
Either way it’s breaking us apart,
You don’t seem to care to leave tears in the dark.