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released March 3, 2015

Music and Words by Chris Graham
All songs performed by Chris Graham

Produced by Chris Graham
Recorded and Mixed by Chris Graham @ Sublime Media Works
Mastered by Dan Weston at The Box

Additional vocals by Loryn Taggart, Rachael Kennedy, Andrew Thomas, Carlos Coronado and Joan Smith

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Track Name: The Soul Who
I didn’t have to run,
I didn’t have to call your name,
I wrote it in the sun,
But you covered it in shade

Oh when it comes undone,
We’re both gonna look to blame,
Waiting for a sign,
That’ll never come, oh now.

I never thought,
I never thought I’d be the soul who...

We drained our love,
Like pulling on a cigarette,
But you gotta hold on, for your dear life.

Cause this life dear,
It’s gonna hold some regret,
I wanna believe, that the best is yet, to come.

I never thought,
I never thought I’d be the soul who...

Neon signs are waiting,
Calling out my name,
In my soul I’ve died, oh, oh.
Neon signs are fading,
And all I feel is you,
Oh, oh.

I never thought,
I never thought I’d be the soul who...
Track Name: Everything Isn't Right (For Your Heart)
For the first time, you go insane,
Then the next time, it’s still the same.
At the dawn you’re so overjoyed,
But moving on you’re feeling paranoid.

There’s a life unmade,
And still unknown,
It’s not easy to say,
Let it go.

Everything isn’t right for your heart,
Take it away, get back to the start, oh, yeah.

When we first met, I talked a streak,
Didn’t know my resolve was weak.
I admit I just oversold,
Then I left you standing in the cold.

There’s a palisade,
Around my soul.
Oh be unafraid,
And let it go.

Everything isn’t right for your heart,
Take it away, get back to the start, oh, yeah.

When you’ve had enough,
Cause they make it tough.
And you’re pulling down the blinds,
Yeah it’s hard enough,
Oh to shake this stuff,
But don’t fade into your mind.

Everything isn’t right for your heart,
Take it away, get back to the start, oh, yeah.
Everything isn’t right for your heart,
Take it away, get back to the start, oh, yeah.

Oh, oh, oh,
Everything isn’t right for your heart.
Track Name: In My Head
The pressure on your lips,
The flesh beneath your fingertips,
So lost in how it feels,
The cost is never real.

You think you’re old enough,
To figure out the sticky stuff,
You know you’re on display,
You know no other way.

Oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
There’s a rift in the night ever since you got in my head.

The pleasure of your hips,
It’s hard to finally come to grips,
The feeling goes away,
It’s something you betray.

Who knew you’d go this far,
You’re tripping like a superstar,
You’ll hold it down you say,
You know no other way.

Oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
There’s a rift in the night ever since you got in my head.

You’re solid gold,
And it feels alright,
As long as we’re all singing along,
Then I saw you go,
Without a fight,
I’m falling, falling, falling,
Just like everything.

Oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
There’s a rift in the night ever since you got in my head.
Track Name: Gold
Life is better,
But somehow you can’t say,
How we’re gonna get off,
This ride,
So we stay.

I said, life is bigger,
But no one can explain,
How we’re gonna get on,
This side of our pain.

Do you? Do you? Do you see?

Gold, everything’s gold,
We fool ourselves, oh with these crowns,
Gold, everything’s gold,
We treasure the treasure we found,
It’ll bury us under the ground.

Lights are brighter,
Deep within the night,
But we gotta give in,
Oh love,
For this sight.

Do you? Do you? Do you see?

Gold, everything’s gold,
We fool ourselves, oh with these crowns,
Gold, everything’s gold,
We treasure the treasure we found,
It’ll bury us under the ground.

Is it ritual,
When the sun’s rising,
That we don’t wake up in the morning?
Is it habitual,
To ignore warnings,
No, no, no, no, no, no.
Track Name: Trying
Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.
Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.

It didn’t have to go that route,
The door was there, you took the out.
And even if you noticed a change,
It was not enough.

I learned something on the way.
Promises can fall like rain.
Eventually you drown in your pain,
Gotta wait til the morning, it comes.

I know it’s not an honest age,
Living like we’re on a stage.
Hard to look you straight in the eye.
When we stand on indifferent lies.

Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.
Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.

So everything is not okay,
But why pretend it’s not that way.
Another line, another dark day,
Can’t even force a smile.

It isn’t all the things you say,
It’s how we’ve gotta play this game.
You know it’s gonna be such a shame,
If we both end up back here one day.

Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.
Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.

When the money breaks,
Say you knew it,
Feel it in my bones,
We’ll lose it,
Cause everything is everything, oh.

So put on the brakes,
And stop it,
Turn this thing around,
Don’t drop it,
Cause everything is what you mean.

Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.
Oh, oo…
You didn’t have to try, didn’t have to try for love.
Track Name: Shout It Loud
My lines are beta,
In an alpha romeo world,
The sea’s so mega,
That I can’t seem to find that pearl.

You called it, sold it, signed it, told it,
Holding, fighting, folding,
Shattered in your hand,
Shattered in your hand, I know.

Shout it loud, shout it loud,
Shout it loud, shout it loud.

I dreamed I finally had it,
Somewhere deep inside.
It seemed like all I dreaded,
Would finally be left behind.

Shout it loud, shout it loud,
Shout it loud, shout it loud.

Shout it loud, low, loud, oh who…

Shout it loud, shout it loud,
Shout it loud, shout it loud.
Track Name: Keeping Score
The daggers point right to me,
They’re words that pierce right through me.
I’m just a man with a rolling stone,
And all I want to do is move it along.

And I know, and I know,
It’s all so typical,
Did you know, did you see,
There was only one way this could go.

You finally got everything out,
But I’m not keeping score.
I gave it all til I gave out,
Cause I’m not keeping score.

I can attest to the problem,
You can’t sink or stop them,
Sometimes the truth takes time to see,
It doesn’t care if you don’t want to believe.

And I know, and I know,
We were waiting on a miracle,
Did you know, did you see,
There was only one way this could go.

You finally got everything out,
But I’m not keeping score.
I gave it all til I gave out,
Cause I’m not keeping score.

Isn’t it easier, isn’t it easier,
Isn’t it easier to find a way back home?
I know it’s not easy now,
Oh God I can feel it now, no...

I gave it all til I gave out,
Cause I’m not keeping score.
You finally got everything out,
But I’m not keeping score.

You finally got everything out,
But I’m not keeping score.
I gave it all til I gave out,
Cause I’m not keeping score.
Track Name: Everything You Know
What you do isn’t Hollywood,
What you see isn’t understood,
All you need is a desert rose,
A desert rose, oh.

How you do it, you sing along,
Have a truth that you string along,
Crown the cons and you drown the pros,
You’re calling out, calling out, you’re calling out.

You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
You know everything you know, is alright.
All these memories...

Did you do everything you could?
Got your nails and you’ve got your wood,
Open cans that you’ll never close, you’ll never close, oh,
How you doing?

You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know, it’s alright.

It’s alright, it’s alright, yeah,
It’s alright, it’s alright, yeah.

You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, it’s alright.

You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
You feel low, with everything you know.
It’s alright.
Track Name: You Said It All
Save yourself,
You know there's something,
Are you made of stone?
Can you bury this feeling?

Save yourself,
Cause no one’s listening,
You’ll fight alone,
You’ll find a way.

You know they’ll never know,
They’ll never be there.
So never let it go,
And don’t surrender.

Don’t you know,
That I’d never stay by that phone,
You’ve said it, you said it, you said it all.
Come what may,
You put yourself in your way.
You said it, you said it, you said it all.

Ring that bell,
No winner’s waiting,
You don’t seem well,
Insinuating.

This is an undertow,
With no returning.
With everything I know,
The years are burning.

It’s a cold night,
But better I knew,
Oh how you waste my time.
Said alright,
I better renew,
Cause you won’t see that beam in your eye.
Track Name: Walk Away
By myself, by myself,
The future’s feeling wide open,
The memory drifts in with stealth,
And shines a light on what is broken.

Right inside, right inside,
All the words that you’ve spoken.
Oh release them outside,
Cause what I heard has got me choking.

Rage in the night,
But it’s always the same,
And I call you to stay by my side.
When you stay by the light,
You get burned by the flame.
Would you walk away, walk away, this time?
This time.

In my sight, in my sight,
There’s a fleeting horizon.
It’s going to take all my might,
To get these dreams realizing.

Rage in the night,
But it’s always the same,
And I call you to stay by my side.
When you stay by the light,
You get burned by the flame.
Would you walk away, walk away, this time?
This time.

Oh…