Sound Sketches (2010​-​2015)

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released October 2, 2015

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Track Name: Heaven Ain't All That Far
Explore
All that there is and more
But don’t ignore
The things you cannot see
Find
The truth that was left behind
Define
What is and what can’t be

CHORUS
Sing
Cuz heaven ain't all that far
And just think
The way it could be if everyone would sing with me

Say
Say what you wanna say
Do
What you got to do
Prescribe
Whatever will make you thrive
Decide
What you really need

CHORUS

Fight
For what you believe is right
Accuse
The ones that do abuse
But you gotta Smile
Cuz you’re gonna be here awhile
Believe
That truth is here and it’s gonna be okay, in the end

CHORUS
Track Name: Are We Home?
You know, how much I want to be with you, oh yeah
You know, the words I wanna say to you, oh yeah
Ya know we’ve been apart for far too long
To know the words are coming out all wrong
It’s something that we’ll have to put some thought into, oh yeah

Are we home?
Are we home?
Are we home?

You know, how much I want to be with you, oh yeah
You know, the words I wanna say to you, oh yeah
Ya know we’ve been apart for far too long
To know the words are coming out all wrong
It’s something that we’ll have to put some thought into, oh yeah

Are we home?
Are we home?
Are we home?

A way home?
A way home?
A way home?
Track Name: My Other Self (ft. Syna So Pro)
It’s not what you’re thinking
You better think twice
The lies you are telling yourself
Becoming publicly known
If only you could see yourself with new eyes
You’d breathe new life

You’ve gone too far and lost your sight

CHORUS
Somewhere outside myself
A call came through to my other self
Through all the complications I feel my life has caused myself
Somewhere there remains a hope that lies within and makes us whole
And this is all we have to believe

I hear it calling me
Most every night
It’s there for all to see
We gotta keep it in sight
Cuz what we think we know
Is really only half of what is shown

You’ve got to use each pair of eyes

CHORUS

To find my other self
A truth that must be understood
And it will lead the way
Until I reach a greater good (2x)

To find our other selves
A truth that must be understood
And it will lead the way
Until we reach a greater good (2x)

CHORUS
Track Name: Their Song
Been all the way to Florence, Italy
The task of living came so easily
Then I walked to the cathedral
Dark shrines, lots of people
 
But who knows what they actually believe in?
Are they their own center of the world, yeah?­
 
CHORUS
I wanna see them do their thing
I wanna be there when they sing their song
 
Been all the way down to Mexico
This feeling follows me wherever I go
I climbed up all the pyramids
It gave me a little sense of bliss
 
I don’t ever want to take it for granted
This reality, so enchanted, it’s true
 
CHORUS
 
I’ve never been to the Middle East
Hoping all the fighting there can cease
The Holy Land in government hands
Nothing ever seems to go as planned
 
But don’t always think about all the bad shit
Give thanks for the things you were given
 
CHORUS (2x) 
Track Name: Tierra De La Nada
(Instrumental)
Track Name: North Sea Beach
Gonna head up to the North Sea beach
See if there is anything for me
So I’m traveling on a westbound train
From a small college town to the capital of peace
 
Getting off the train I meet some friends
We set our feet to the cobble stone street
Then we see the sea
It’s too much for me
The fact that it’s the dead of winter had never occurred to me
 
CHORUS
But I’m looking for something
What, I don’t know
I’m not concerned with a reason
Two, three, or four
It’s such a chore
What’s it all for?
Now I’m just hangin’ on the shore
 
So we’re on the beach, no sun to see
Walking through the sand, so clumsily
Damn, I’m stumbling
The cold, strong wind has me so off balance
Almost blows me off my feet
 
But I’m on my way to find something
And hoping that it would be everything
Oh I tried to find, what I’s destined to find
But I knew that disappointment wasn’t ever far behind 

CHORUS
Track Name: All The Things (That You Do)
I know I've put this off for far too long
But now my mind is made
The feelings are gone
Can’t go on
I am done
Every day you can see who I really am
But it doesn’t appear that you give a damn
Don't even try to understand

CHORUS
I’m tired of all the things that you do that are slowing me down
All the shoe shoppin’, TV watchin', I ain’t got time for that now
I’m tired of all the things that you say, do they mean anything?
I’m trying to find my place in this world, are you coming with me?

All the times that we’ve gotten back together
It always feels the same
You never change your ways
You never smile unless you’re getting your way
So don’t act you didn’t see it coming
I don’t know how it ends
But I know that with you
There’s no future, gotta find someone new

CHORUS

(Solo)

CHORUS
Track Name: Someday We'll Be There (ft. Marilyn Haifa)
I heard a story once
About a place
In
And out of time
A place
On a plane
It had to be divine
But when I came to
I was left all alone
No family
No friends
No memory
No home

CHORUS
Someday we’ll be there
And they will make the secret shared
And they will tell everyone to swear
Not to tell anyone

The road is slow
And I
Move too fast
Where can I go?
Can’t hide from the past
But this I know
Truth always finds
Its way
Back
Long ago, it was revealed

CHORUS (2x)

(Interlude/Solo)

CHORUS (2x)
Track Name: Up High & Far Away
It feels like it’s almost here
It’s becoming clear
All my fears disappear
 The moonlight engulfing me
With the stars that breathe
And the worlds I cannot see
 
CHORUS
I’m feeling fine
I feel like I could fly away
I’m feeling alive
The sun is shining brighter today
I see the lights
Up high and far away
 
For somewhere as close as here
In the same old sphere
All our wheels can be hard to steer
 With much uncertainty
We can’t help but fear
Imminent future is not clear
 
The moonlight engulfing me
With the stars that breathe
And the worlds we cannot see
 It feels like it’s almost here
It’s becoming clear
All my fears disappear
 
CHORUS
 
I’m feeling fine
I’m feeling fine
I’m feeling fine
I wanna feel this all the time (2x)
 
CHORUS (2x)
Track Name: Daybeacon
Let’s find
That fire
Inside

Let’s try

Let’s find
That fire
Inside

Let’s try
Track Name: Another Home
I don’t see your face right now, but you are all around me
Your thoughts, your words, your voice are still ringing in my ears
The miscommunication makes this so enticing
But what I hope for is a complete understanding

New doors are opening, as I walk the streets and sidewalks
You could guide me to the right way, never planning
There is so much I have to learn but you could teach me
I’m reaching for the top, maybe you could lift me now

Maybe you could lift me now
Maybe you could lift me now
Maybe you could lift me now
Maybe you could lift me now
Track Name: Argentina
(Instrumental)
Track Name: So, Doctor... (ft. X-Man)
CHORUS
So Doctor, tell me what’s the fine?
I’ll listen to you ‘cause everyone I know
Is in the line
You know the answers I might find
And you can give them to me, if you are so inclined

So tell me what you want to
You know it isn’t right
So tell me what you want to
You know it isn’t right

So tell me what you want to
You know it isn’t right
So tell me what you want to
Go along with every lie
So tell me what you want to
Truth ain’t hard to synthesize
So tell me what you want to
Just eat the pill and close your eyes

(Rap)

CHORUS
Track Name: Open Your Windows
I've seen this place before
I knew that it was there
The sun shining so bright
That it strains my eyes
And everyone I know
Walkin' by me on the street
It’s only in my mind
My reality

CHORUS
Everywhere I go
The word incites
And everything I see
The flames ignite
Whenever it gets dark
I see the light
There, it’s right outside

They build their big armies
With imaginary money
And the way they do deceive
With religious beliefs
But deep down I believe
That there is a way out
So open your windows
And take a look with me

CHORUS

I know there’s more like me
Who believe what I believe
That something’s not quite right
Am I crazy?
You’ve got your windows closed
Just stuck in your own world
There’s so much more to see
Come explore with me

CHORUS (2x)
Track Name: Lost In Time
You know it’s hard to look into your eyes
I’m just preventing the tears I’d cry
That’s no lie

I swear we’ll be better off on our own
Maybe not right now, but soon
We’ll find light

You wanna know why we are through
I don’t have an easy answer for you
It’s just not right

Now the memories are all we have
Some of them good, some bad
Lost in time
Track Name: We All Go Thru the Same Thing
We all go thru the same thing
We argue about nothing
We all go thru the same thing
We argue about nothing

We all go thru the same thing
We argue about nothing
We all go thru the same thing
We argue about nothing