Thunder

 

I am strong, but bending with the trees

Howling winds, they bring me to my knees

When the lightning strikes

And when the skies fall apart

You are the thunder that rolls through my heart

 

I am tall, but small beneath the clouds

Pouring rain, it fills my lungs with fear

And when I’m broken down, you give me reason to start

You are the thunder that rolls through my heart

 

I hear the sound through the darkest hours of the night

Echoes ‘round like a firework bursting with light

 

It’s too hard for me to move a mountain

In your arms, I am strong enough to try

Come and make your home

in my soul’s deepest part

You are the thunder that rolls through my heart

 

 

What I'm Here For

 

If ever you feel too lonely

Just think about how I’ve been loving you only

And day and night I always will be

 

There’s always something sore like a bee sting

To hold you down and make you feel like you’re breaking

Just take it off and hang your day on me

 

And when you wanna run like the wind from the raging storm

Had your cup of coffee but you can’t get warm

I’ll carry you home and leave it all at the front door

 

When your ship’s going down in the angry sea

Climb up on my back you’ll never drown with me

I’ll carry you out and lay you down on the shore

It’s what I’m here for

 

If your hopes and dreams ever fail you

I'll be the one to put the wind in your sail too

You’ll never have to get there on your own

 

We’ve been through fire and rain just to get here

And if you’re troubled by the pain of a new year

These loving arms will always be your home

 

And when you wanna run like the wind from the raging storm

Had your cup of coffee but you can’t get warm

I’ll carry you home and leave it all at the front door

 

When your ship’s going down in the angry sea

Climb up on my back you’ll never drown with me

I’ll carry you out and lay you down on the shore

It’s what I’m here for

 

I’m here through everything, the good and the bad

I’ll be the brightest shadow you’ve ever had

So don’t you worry about a thing, you’re never really dangling by a string

Cause you know that I will be there, just tell me anytime or anywhere.

 

When you wanna run like the wind from the raging storm

Had your cup of coffee but you can’t get warm

I’ll carry you home and leave it all at the front door.

 

When your ship’s going down in the angry sea

Climb up on my back you’ll never drown with me

I’ll carry you out and lay you down on the shore

It’s what I’m here for

 

 

Now and Then

 

Did you know you own a piece of me?

I’ve been built on years of memories

So many little things that I forgot

Thought they were lost but they’re not

 

Cause what I’m missing, you’ve got inside

The other story of two kids who tried

And while we’ll fill our lungs with different air

You’ll always have me there

 

Funny how time flies by

Taking you low and high

Everything I recall

You remember it all

It’s something we’ll always share

Whether it’s wrong or fair

I hope when the sky turns to black

My heart will take me back

Now and then

 

We look older but we’re still the same

I’ve always wondered who of us was to blame

Wish I could ask but I don’t know how

Well it wouldn’t help us now.

 

Funny how time flies by

Taking you low and high

Everything I recall

You remember it all

It’s something we’ll always share

Whether it’s wrong or fair

I hope when the sky turns to black

My heart will take me back

Now and then

 

It’s just the years have gone and taken me by surprise

I never noticed but it happened before my eyes

All the plans I’d made are changing so fast

I’m walking stronger cause I’ve carried the weight of the past

 

Funny how time flies by

Taking you low and high

Everything I recall

You remember it all

It’s something we’ll always share

Whether it’s wrong or fair

I hope when the sky turns to black

My heart will take me back

Now and then

 

 

The Rest of Our Lives

 

Nothing ever goes the way you think it should

How you imagined it would be

Life’ll laugh at you and turn your whole world upside down

Just to prove that it could

 

You start to wonder if there’s someone else to blame

Who might be sleeping on the job.

You go to bed at night, never knowing

You’ll wake up and nothing’s the same

 

Your eyes, red as sunrise

bury ‘em deep in the warmth of my arms

You tell me nothing’s gonna make it alright

You can’t sleep through an endless night

But you’ve got a beautiful smile

You put it on even when the rain is falling

We’ve gotta take whatever hope survives

And start living out the rest of our lives

 

All that I can think to do is hold you tight

And tell you I’m not going away

And hope this life of ours won’t end too early

But spend every day like it might.

 

Your eyes, red as sunrise

bury ‘em deep in the warmth of my arms

You tell me nothing’s gonna make it alright

You can’t sleep through an endless night

But you’ve got a beautiful smile

You put it on even when the rain is falling

We’ve gotta take whatever hope survives

And start living out the rest of our lives

 

Some days go by like they just mean nothing

But then some days can change your life

Hearts left in pieces but the world keeps moving

For now let’s just be alright

 

Your eyes, red as sunrise

bury ‘em deep in the warmth of my arms

You tell me nothing’s gonna make it alright

You can’t sleep through an endless night

But you’ve got a beautiful smile

You put it on even when the rain is falling

We’ve gotta take whatever hope survives

And start living out the rest of our lives

 

 

Starry Eyes

 

I’ve been just trying to dry off my eyes

And keep my head up after all these goodbyes

It seems like nobody’s chances are fair

Everyone’s praying to a God who don’t care

 

I’m losing my starry eyes to these cloudy skies

Looking for a light that’s never been there.

Everything that could’ve been till the rain set in

All these years I’ve tried, but no one ever has died

Starry eyed

 

I’ve been just trying to figure it out

How to stay hopeful when I’m drowning in doubt

Working so hard to get out of bed

So sick of living, sick of feeling so dead

 

I’m losing my starry eyes to these cloudy skies

Looking for a light that’s never been there.

Everything that could’ve been till the rain set in

All these years I’ve tried, but no one ever has died

Starry eyed

 

It’s all a losing game, existing in between pain

It’s hard to care anymore

I guess I’ll stick around, and turn this life into sound

It’s all that’s mattered before.

 

I’m losing my starry eyes to these cloudy skies

Looking for a light that’s never been there.

Everything that could’ve been till the rain set in

All these years I’ve tried, but no one ever has died

Starry eyed

 

 

Waking Up At The End

 

I’m eleven years old in my bedroom

Trying to figure out these dreams of mine

Staring out at the stars from my window I think

“Well at least I’ve got plenty of time”

 

But Summer days come and go just as soon as they start

Close your eyes and the whole night’s one beat of your heart

And I’m afraid to get older and lose time I spend

And find myself waking up at the end

 

In the middle of high school surviving

Lost my heart to a girl at first sight

Staying up late with friends to plan the rest of our lives

Saying we’ll get there some other night

 

But Summer days come and go just as soon as they start

Close your eyes and the whole night’s one beat of your heart

And I’m afraid to get older and lose time I spend

And find myself waking up at the end

 

Cause I’ve always been dreaming of the way things might be

I’m so scared that those “somedays” are gonna catch up with me

Cause there’s so much to live for and so little time

You can race to the top but miss out on the climb

 

Well it feels like we’ve got till forever

Till forever is passing us by

Cause I’m just twenty-eight, but my twenties won’t wait

They’ll be gone in the blink of an eye

 

Cause Summer days come and go just as soon as they start

Close your eyes and the whole night’s one beat of your heart

And I’m afraid to get older and lose time I spend

And find myself waking up at the end

 

And I don’t know how to slow down the pace of these scenes

I don’t want to let go of my childhood dreams

Truth be told, I’m eleven years old in my heart

Wishing I’d find myself back at the start