Were You A Child? Demos

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released January 15, 2013

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Track Name: I Am More King
Did i come down here to make it shine, to make it shine? i was sent from above to teach the ways divine/ well i don't know how it works down below where you're from/ but i know when you get up here they won't play heaven's drum/ i am stronger/ i will endure/ i am more king than your any kind of royalty

i can barely see you from atop my throne/ i am more king baby/ and i can't be overthrown/ put your knife and your cross away/ put an end to your crusade/ i know you just feel lonely/ i know you're just afraid

you made it worse for yourself/ you made it bad enough for you/ with the desperation in your eyes there's nothing i need to do
Track Name: Free Right Now
FREE RIGHT NOW

Sitting at the kitchen table / with all the tears I've cried / it's been six hours since you left me / I haven't slept all night / In the dark I light a candle but I can feel the rising sun / I've got these feelings I can't handle and I just need to run / I'm fumblin' with my phone now / my patience running short / Let's peel out of the driveway / This is my last resort / I do believe it's working: my boots are stompin' out the door and / I don't need you, I don't need you no more
I'm drivin' in my car now / I've got the top rolled down / When all you've got's your denim jacket love is all around

CHORUS: And I'm feelin' so free right now / I'm feelin' so free right now / Well the sun's shinin' down on me and I'm feelin' so free right now (2x)

My friends are screamin' at me to turn the radio on / The whole left lane is starin' at me / We know they love this song / Had a love who shot me down but I always got this vest / You got nowhere near the heart that's beatin' in my chest
Speedin' down the gravel pathway / in the middle of nowhere / got nothin' but the sun in my eyes and the wind rushin' through my hair

CHORUS

Well I heard it wasn't a week before you were lovin' on someone else / But in these glorious hours I learned to love myself / Well I heard it wasn't a week before you were lovin' on someone else / But in these glorious hours I learned to love myself

CHORUS

Me, me, lovin' on me / thank you Lord for settin' me free / 'cause I don't need you, I don't need you no more! (Repeat 4x, repeat & fade)
Track Name: Not Right
NOT RIGHT

I woke up wishing and wanting and / you were there but I couldn't care / and I'm not right today / no I'm just not right / You can smile but smiling back is a fight

CHORUS: You will murmur words / you will show me light / I will play along / But it's just not right (2x)

I'm so wrong today / Something new today / Different hue today / Darker shades of grey (2x)

CHORUS: You will murmur words / you will show me light / I will play along / But it's just not right (3x)

BRIDGE: All the stars in your eyes capture me & wrap me up / All the stars in my eyes are for you / But I won't let them capture you & wrap you up / Not you too

You will murmur words / you will show me light / I will play along / but it's just not right (2x)

CHORUS + BRIDGE: You will murmur words / you will show me light / I will play along / but it's just not right (2x)
All the stars in your eyes capture me & wrap me up / All the stars in my eyes are for you / But I won't let them capture you & wrap you up / Not you too (SIMULTANEOUSLY)
Track Name: Somewhere (In Your Heart)
SOMEWHERE (IN YOUR HEART)

This may sound kind of crazy / but help me understand / how could you feel nothing / when I hold your hand? / There's no doubt I can feel the sparks / my word, they're flying / and sometimes I think that you could feel them too, you're just not trying

The short days we spent together had no reason and no rhyme / but I've known you for forever and I've loved you the whole time / And I know this may come as a shock or out of nowhere / but I know you feel the same way in your heart / at least somewhere, somewhere

CHORUS: Somewhere, I know you could love me / somewhere, somewhere in your heart / somewhere, i know you could love me / somewhere, somewhere in your heart

This may sound like I'm begging but I'm just so confused / I'm looking back on things you said; what about them did you lose? / and yeah, baby, you can play this game, pretending like you don't care / But I know that your heart remembers me / at least somewhere, somewhere

CHORUS: Somewhere, I know you could love me / somewhere, somewhere in your heart / somewhere, i know you could love me / somewhere, somewhere in your heart (2x)
Track Name: Flower Mouth
FLOWER MOUTH

REFRAIN: Flower mo-ow-ow-outh…

I see you smile / that "Golden Afternoon" smile / oh my word you make me so happy / Won't you stay with me a while / When I'm with you / I feel just like a child / discovering that the whole wide world is worthwhile

CHORUS: Your laugh's a golden drop of sun / Your sweet talk's got me come undone/ you could stare me down, curse and shout/ your words'd still be flowers spilling out/ you make my birds flutter free/ nothing you say could ever be ugly to me/ no

REFRAIN: You flower mo-ow-ow-outh…

You're so sticky sweet / honey dripping down your cheek / I am caught without a doubt and I want a taste of your flower mouth

CHORUS

REFRAIN

I'm the bee buzzing by / floating in on your headed sigh / two sweet petals catch the light I'll kiss them shut / nice and tight / my grin is a mile wide / my step is as light as air / ooh honey bee right now I could die and I wouldn't care

All because of your flower mou-outh… (Repeat & fade)
Track Name: The Train
THE TRAIN

I boarded the train in Chicago / In every man I saw your face / The air smelled thick with your cologne / I could feel you here in this crowded place / I could've sworn to see you there / among the caricatures on the shelf / I pushed through the crown in a dead run / only to find you were someone else

Alone in my compartment / thoughts flood me in a rush / I cry out in the silence / covering me soft and lush / My will is quickly cracking / I'm being pulled underneath the crush

The streets are dark and dingy / The way they are after a good rain / my heels they click away the fear that choked me on the train

Alone in my apartment / fear floods me in a rush / I cry out in the silence / covering me soft and lush / my will is quickly cracking / I'm being pulled underneath the crush

I imagine you sleeping beside me / the shadows aren't so lonely / as I slip the rope around my neck / I feel the peace and quiet close upon me

Alone in my apartment / calm floods me in a rush / I fall into the silence / covering me soft and lush / my will is strung above me / I am drowning in the crush

Drowning in the crush
I am swallowed in the crush
Track Name: Composed
i had to relive a moment/where i let you down/words that tasted similar/covered you like a gown/i'm revisiting places/i thought i'd never return to/sometimes i think that's why/i wish i had just spurned you

if i had let you drop/off the edge of the earth/the feelings would have stopped/ but life would have no worth/and now you're here with me/and i'll be as polite and composed as i can be

can we return to places/ and take away the pain?/ look here where the memories/left a crimson stain/lord knows there's a part of you/that time can never erase/that's why i can't stare for too long/at the etchings in your face
Track Name: You're Guilty
YOU'RE GUILTY

Look at you, trying to keep a straight face / when you know that I've still got my hidden ace / Look at the faces of the jury and you will see that they feel no pity / they're not laughing at you though they used to think you were clever and witty / 'Cause now they see what you've done to me

And you are guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy / You're guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy

Take your alibis and put them back on the shelf / Don't you dare try to demonize me to sanctify yourself / 'Cause that's not fair and you know I've got you there / Ooh, I've got you

And you are guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy / You're guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy / You're guilty, you're guilty, you're guilty, so guilty / If this were a murder case well then I'd insist you killed me
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Don't think that I'll just sit on the fence, ooh / there's too much evidence stacked up against you (x4)

Oh, and you know I never wanted to take on the role of the judge / but oh, it's better to let this out than to hold a grudge

But you are guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy / You're guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy / Oh, you know that you're guilty when you make me feel to blame / Oh you know that you're guilty when you say you have no shame

you're guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy / You're guilty, so guilty / Uh-oh / Your loving lies are filthy / Don't think that I'll just sit on the fence, ooh / there's too much evidence stacked up against you

Against you (x4)
Track Name: Sidewalk Reasoning
SIDEWALK REASONING

Rain falls hard tonight on the streets between me and you/ let's wash our guilty stains in it and start brand new

CHORUS: In this game of endless chance/ there really is no winner/ you forget to split the wishbone/ and find your luck gets thinner

The foot steps of our pasts are gone/ the lies washed from our hair/ Finally what we need is done to lie emotionless and bare a simple smile/ Danced from me to you and you to me in turn/ that's when we both had realized what we had learned / It's that

CHORUS: In this game of endless chance/ there really is no winner/ you forget to split the wishbone/ and find your luck gets thinner
The discontentment is so palpable / It's this reason I am sure / The rain falls hard tonight/ and soaks us to the core
Track Name: Childhood
CHILDHOOD

Liberty dressed in a white linen bed sheet/ a ghost smiling with glee/ paper toy you're in your boy clothes again and you're free/ never less you in mirrors you see back then there was no question who we were/ i have one question then/ why don't we know anymore?

When youth escapes us we're barren and cold for a bit/ were you a child?/ gasping for air sail with the sail boat awhile/ cry in the tub try hard to smile/ now you have inhibitions, fears and crimes/ can't we go back to the time we had nothing but time?

Put al your fisher price dreams and red wagons away, push them aside/ the older you get the easier it is to decide/ the choices you've made the faces you've tried

your childhood was golden but stay on this side of the tracks/ even if magic can bring it all back/ because if you just listen look up look down, the magic you had is still spinning all around