Nicholas Wells

Stumbling Forward

by Nicholas Wells

Released 10/06/2015
Released 10/06/2015
Emotional and meaningful music, inspired by life and love.
  • 03:43 Lyrics
    Stumbling Forward

    Sometimes I find myself lost in space

    Counting the stars and the people I’ve known

    Every light shines for a long lost face

    I’m tracing the sky through the years that I’ve grown

     

    And I may not live forever but I will remember

    All of the days gone by

    And as I’m looking backward we’re stumbling forward

    Writing a story across the sky

     

    You can’t stop the world from turning

    You can’t stop the years from flying away

    And so many stars have stopped burning

    But they still light the sky at the end of the day

     

    And I may not live forever but I will remember

    All of the days gone by

    And as I’m looking backward we’re stumbling forward

    Writing a story across the sky

     

    Sometimes I’m down

    Sometimes I’m fighting to survive

    It’s beautiful now

    I know it’s all just part of being alive

     

    And I may not live forever but I will remember

    All of the days gone by

    And as I’m looking backward we’re stumbling forward

    Writing a story across the sky

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Another Beautiful Girl

    It’s how I don’t know so much about you

    But when you look at me it feels just like I do

    And that you notice something between us

    Like maybe I was meant to someday be with you

     

    But I can’t tell you I want you

    I can’t say that I need you

    So I just try to convince myself

    That you are just

     

    Another beautiful girl

    And I don’t need to hold you

    You’re just another beautiful girl

    Has anybody told you

    ‘Cause I’ve never said you knock me dead

    And I can’t get your face out of my head.

     

    Have you ever thought about it

    Am I crazy or is something really there

    But we could never be together

    That’s why I’ll do my best pretending I don’t care

     

    But I can’t tell you I want you

    I can’t say that I need you

    So I just try to convince myself

    That you are just

     

    Another beautiful girl

    And I don’t need to hold you

    You’re just another beautiful girl

    Has anybody told you

    ‘Cause I’ve never said you knock me dead

    And I can’t get your face out of my head.

     

    Oh ‘cause if I ever came ‘round knocking at your door

    You’d never really know who I was waiting for

    Should I take a chance and turn this life around

    Or keep this secret buried in the ground

     

    Oh you’re just another beautiful girl

    And I don’t need to hold you

    You’re just another beautiful girl

    Has anybody told you

    ‘Cause I’ve never said you knock me dead

    And I can’t get your face out of my head.

  • 03:32 Lyrics
    A Dream in My Pocket

    I used to believe that believing is all that you need

    That you pick a road and imagine a place it’ll lead

    And give it your all ‘cause you know that you’ll soon be there

    And when everyone says it’s so hard, yeah you just shouldn’t care

     

    Yeah well all I have is a dream in my pocket

    And all I know are these songs in my heart

    All I want is something more than this, yeah

    All I want is something more than this

     

    I used to believe that a dream isn’t just for pretend

    That you can just make up a way for your story to end

    And try to be noticed when everyone’s doing the same

    Yeah and spend every day hoping someone remembers your name

     

    Yeah and all I have is a dream in my pocket

    And all I know are these songs in my heart

    All I want is something more than this, yeah

    All I want is something more than this

     

    I’ve heard you can be whatever you want to be

    If you only believe

    And make any wish come true so easily

    But it’s just never happened to me.

     

    And all I have is a dream in my pocket

    And all I know is it never comes true

    And all I want is something more than this

    All I want is something more than this

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    Falling Apart

    Driving you home from our lunch on a Tuesday

    Close to your exit it started to rain

    So I’ve pulled us over to wait, just as you say

    And I won’t complain

     

    It’s hard to believe that we’re just about over

    And all I can do is pretend I’m okay

    And reach out my arms and pull you near

    Without wiping your tears away

     

    But holding you here as you cry on my shoulder

    All that I want is to never let go

    Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older

    I’m suddenly somebody new

    Who still loves you

     

    I don’t want to go, I just don’t want to lose you

    I can’t imagine trying to move on

    But who are we now, can we have what we used to

    It seems it’s already gone.

     

    But holding you here as you cry on my shoulder

    All that I want is to never let go

    Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older

    I’m suddenly somebody new

     

    How can I even try to

    Say goodbye to the last six years

    Or tell myself not to need you

    When I’m screaming inside, wondering how did we ever get here

     

    Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older

    I’m suddenly somebody new

     

    Yeah holding you here as you cry on my shoulder

    All that I want is to never let go

    Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older

    I’m suddenly somebody new

    Who still loves you

     

    Driving you home from our lunch on a Tuesday

    Close to your exit it started to rain

  • 03:46 Lyrics
    The Midnight Hours

    I’m not sleeping

    I’m not in bed

    ‘Cause tomorrow’s spinning

    Around in my head

     

    And all the years I carry

    Fall away

    When it’s after midnight

    And still the same day

     

    ‘Cause I live in the midnight hours

    When all the world’s black and white

    Where I am who I’ve always been

    And time stops to let me in

    Just for the night

     

    There’ll always be a child

    Inside of me

    And there’ll always be nighttime

    When I can be free

     

    And in my lifetime

    I may roam

    But in the quiet moonlight

    I’ll find my way home


    ‘Cause I live in the midnight hours

    When all the world’s black and white

    Where I am who I’ve always been

    And time stops to let me in

    Just for the night

  • 04:43 Lyrics
    Empty Coffee Cups

    I never thought you’d ever let me see your face again

    And I’ve survived on memories since I don’t even know when

    I never told you anything, I’ll bet you haven’t a clue

    That even after all this time I can’t let go of you.

     

    Well I had hoped that everything about you’d come to change

    And I could heal my aching heart with the words that we’d exchange

    But evermore you’re sinking in, you caught me by surprise

    And I’m afraid I’ve lost the world when I look in your eyes.

     

    How can I convince myself that it’s not meant to be

    When trying not to be in love is hard enough for me

    I would have given anything to just end up with you

    My hands are tied, I’ve lost it all, there’s nothing I can do

     

    Well I’ve been damned to misery if this is how it ends

    You sit here looking beautiful as we learn to be friends

    I can’t begin to tell you how so much of me has died

    And how I’ll slowly turn to ash and burn to death inside

     

    How can I convince myself that it’s not meant to be

    When trying not to be in love is hard enough for me

    I would have given anything to just end up with you

    My hands are tied, I’ve lost it all, there’s nothing I can do

     

    And I’ve been keeping this so long

    It’s every word it’s every song

    And time is nothing but a slow decay

    I really don’t know how to be

    To live my life unhappily

    And nothing feels like it can be okay

    Again

     

    We lift our empty coffee cups and walk out into the street

    I say it’s so nice seeing you, I’m glad that we could meet

    It’s just so perfect how the clouds have turned the sky to grey

    And how I didn’t notice till you turned to walk away

     

    How can I convince myself that it’s not meant to be

    When trying not to be in love is hard enough for me

    I would have given anything to just end up with you

    My hands are tied, I’ve lost it all, there’s nothing I can do

  • 03:33 Lyrics
    Here in My Heart

    Please move on

    Find someone

    Let me see that you’re happy

    Without me

     

    ‘Cause here I am

    Where I’ve always been

    And the world moves like crazy

    Around me

     

    ‘Cause even though everything’s changing

    And nothing ‘round here is the same to me

    Here in my heart you will always be

     

    Let me know

    You don’t care

    You don’t stop to remember

    Us together

     

    I’ve tried so hard

    For so long

    To stop dreaming about you

    I don’t know how to

     

    ‘Cause even though everything’s changing

    And nothing ‘round here is the same to me

    Here in my heart you will always be

     

    ‘Cause I still imagine the ways

    We’d be spending our days

    If I had never said goodbye

     

    ‘Cause even though everything’s changing

    And nothing ‘round here is the same to me

    Here in my heart you will always be

  • 04:09 Lyrics
    A Million Miles from Anywhere

    Still yesterday’s over and done

    And how could I know it all would go away

    And leave me here without anyone

     

    Everyone I’ve known has left or gone crazy

    I didn’t have time to say goodbye

    Was trying to hard just to save me

    From all the tears I’ve yet to cry

     

    And I’m a million miles from anywhere

    I’m a man without a home

    Just a boat out on an endless sea

    Sailing all alone

    So what the hell am I supposed to do

    When everything is falling through

    I’m stolen from the life that I once knew

     

    What do you do when you’ve got nowhere to turn

    And nobody there to shield your eyes

    I’m watching the life around me crash and burn

    And every day’s a new surprise

     

    And I’m a million miles from anywhere

    I’m a man without a home

    Just a boat out on an endless sea

    Sailing all alone

    So what the hell am I supposed to do

    When everything is falling through

    I’m stolen from the life that I once knew

     

    Just trying to find some shelter as it all goes wrong

    I’ve lost so many battles but I’m standing strong

    And someday I’ll forget the pain inside my heart

    And move along

     

    And every year feels like it was yesterday

    Still yesterday’s over and done

     

    And I’m a million miles from anywhere

    I’m a man without a home

    Just a boat out on an endless sea

    Sailing all alone

    So what the hell am I supposed to do

    When everything is falling through

    I’m stolen from the life that I once knew

  • 03:37 Lyrics
    I've Got a Feeling

    I’ve got a feeling we’re forever

    I’ve got a feeling it’s for good

    I can’t imagine saying goodbye

    I can’t live without you, I don’t wanna try

     

    And I’ve gotta kiss you every morning

    I’ve gotta fall asleep by your side

    And live anywhere, I don’t really care

    As long as I know that you’ll always be there

     

    Well I don’t know what the future holds

    But my love is certain

    No matter whatever down the road we see

    You will never be losing me

     

    I’ve got a feeling now and always

    We will be happy the rest of our lives

    ‘Cause I’ve got a smile that won’t disappear

    If I can come home to you year after year

     

    Well I don’t know what the future holds

    But my love is certain

    No matter whatever down the road we see

    You will never be losing me

     

    I’ve got a feeling we’re forever

    I’ve got a feeling we’re forever

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    So Glad

    Hey

    Years ago I anted for a hand

    And now the cards have left me where I stand

    Not where I planned

     

    And she

    She believes there’s nothing I can’t be

    Whenever I’ve lost confidence in me

    She helps me see

     

    That it’s a waste to be unhappy

    There’s not time for feeling sad

    I’ve got her love, it’s just for me

    And I’m so glad

     

    And me

    I’ve been shooting for a star

    And sometimes I lose sight of where we are

    We’ve come so far

     

    And she

    She’s the reason I’m still going strong

    If I hadn’t had her with me all along

    I’d be so gone

     

    It’s a waste to be unhappy

    There’s not time for feeling sad

    I’ve got her love, it’s just for me

    And I’m so glad

     

    And I wonder

    How does a life bring just who you need

    When you’re older

    Why is the world starting to pick up speed

    For a young boy

    Learning that nothing in life is ever guaranteed

     

    But it’s a waste to be unhappy

    There’s not time for feeling sad

    I’ve got her love, it’s just for me

    Yeah and I’m so glad

  • 04:09 Lyrics
    The Hardest

    I used to kneel down praying

    But no one heard, it seems

    Everything was telling me

    Follow your dreams

     

    I’ll never understand it

    I’ll always wonder why

    You can always lose

    No matter how hard you try

     

    Well I thought I was dreaming

    I was just wasting time

    Living this life like it’s meant to be mine

    But there’s no hope for nothing

    And nothing at all

    When the hardest you wish is the hardest you fall

     

    When someone else is winning

    Someone’s playing fair

    The rules don’t really matter

    When life doesn’t care

     

    I’ll try to keep believing

    I’ll wake up safe and sound

    I’ll try to face the world

    As it’s beating me down

     

    Well I thought I was dreaming

    I was just wasting time

    Living this life like it’s meant to be mine

    But there’s no hope for nothing

    And nothing at all

    When the hardest you wish is the hardest you fall

     

    Oh, look at me now

    Smiling to keep myself moments from just breaking down

    And oh, isn’t it weird

    How everything you could hope for could just disappear

     

    Well I thought I was dreaming

    I was just wasting time

    Living this life like it’s meant to be mine

    But there’s no hope for nothing

    And nothing at all

    When the hardest you wish is the hardest you fall

NOTES
Singer/songwriter Nicholas Wells found his passion at a young age. As a product of writing music for over fifteen years, Nicholas holds a collection of many inspiring original songs about life and love. An identifying characteristic of his piano based music is his memorable melodies, which evoke as much emotion as his lyrics.