LYRICS

CLIMBING OVER

I've been playing scenes in my head
About the last time I
Knew that I'd see you again
But now but now I don't feel like crying
I'm taping over your old VHS
’Cause I know we're through
Even though I wanna watch it again
It wouldn't be so fair to you and I

Hope that this song makes you feel like
Half holding hands while we ride bikes
And I'm touching you not him
I'm climbing over what has been

Most nights I don't sleep till late
Because I think about how I
Get so scared just thinking about fate
And the way the way it has its own mind, it's own mind and I

Hope that this song makes you feel like
Half holding hands while we ride bikes
And I'm touching you not him
I'm climbing over what has been

I'm climbing over now

Hope that this song makes you feel like
Half holding hands while we ride bikes
And I'm touching you not him
I'm climbing over what has been

SQUARE ONE

It’s a process, it’s a game
We're the players, we rearrange
All the rules, what’s up is down
And now I’m lying here upon the ground
The way we started we were fools
Starting loathing instead of loving
Loved ourselves thought we were cool
And now we made it, we reached much higher
Then why does my heart feel like it’s on fire?

The steps we took
Knew you just like you were an open book
The way we crossed
All of your preconceptions they got lost
The words I spoke, oh how I just ruined all of our fun
It looks like we're back to square one

Some may say it, we had bliss
But I choose to misconstrue your friendliness
Oh the stars they gave me signs
What a shame your hand fits perfectly in mine
I wish it weren’t, wasn't so
But before the waves get crazy don't stay lazy I say row
Oh you can do it, been done before
And I swear to God you'll have a million more of

The steps we took
Knew you just like you were an open book
The way we crossed
All of your preconceptions they got lost
The words I spoke, oh how I just ruined all of our fun
It looks like we're back to square one

Oh I’m talking about
The steps we took
Knew you just like you were an open book
The way we crossed
All of your preconceptions they got lost
The words I spoke, oh how I just ruined all of our fun
It looks like we're back to square one

TANDEM BIKE

All these pages that I fill with words of negativity
They don’t help me they contribute to the crash
And the songs I sing in hopes that they will bring me happiness
It’s time to sing a song that doesn't make me feel like trash

So I’ll put on my high heels and baby I will learn to walk
'Cause I choose the path I take and where to go
I find wallowing in pity oh it’s pretty, pretty sad
You need the melody that's gonna teach you how to grow

Tandem bike I'm fine on my own
I'm surrounded I've never felt alone
Can't you see I'm fine on my seat
On my way on my journey, I feel so complete

So it’s time to take the world on with my new mentality
Seeing my life through a multicolored lens
‘Cause it’s time to take another look at my reality
Life moves pretty fast so I should catch it before it ends

Now that I have taken time to make sure that I am alright
Maybe I could go and meet somebody new
With a hand to hold to warm my cold that won't put up a fight Maybe I could meet someone like you

Tandem bike I'm fine on my own
I'm surrounded I've never felt alone
Can't you see I'm fine on my seat
On my way on my journey, I feel so complete

Tandem bike I'm fine on my own
I'm surrounded I've never felt alone
Can't you see I'm fine on my seat
On my way on my journey, I feel so complete

CONNIE

There she goes again, makes me proud just like a mother
Holds onto his hand, makes him feel more than a brother
I’m a brand new bottle filled with vintage wine
The universe can’t change me thanks for asking, doing fine

Her eyes are colored mud and her hair is filled with knots
Mood changes like the seasons that won’t ever make her stop
I ask her how she’s doing but she loves to roam
Connie calls my name but I stay home

There she goes again oh that smile it makes you wonder
If I was her friend, could I stand among the thunder?
Sure, I’m just like her besides one tiny thing
I write my songs and play ‘em but Connie really sings

Her eyes are colored mud and her hair is filled with knots
Mood changes like the seasons that won’t ever make her stop
I ask her how she’s doing but she loves to roam
Connie calls my name but I stay home

There she goes again off to make a new creation
Lying here in bed, she extends an invitation
Oh I’d love to go but I’m afraid to lose
Can’t find a reason not to and I’m not about to choose

Her eyes are colored mud and her hair is filled with knots
Mood changes like the seasons that won’t ever make her stop
I ask her how she’s doing but she loves to roam
Connie calls my name but I stay home
Connie calls my name but I stay home

HOLDING OUT

Oh I took him for a walk
On the brighter side of avenues
And I watched it grow dark as we talked
About what we were going through
So I put upon his lenses to try to understand
But the strain it made me cry
‘Cause I guess he was a blind man, and we weren’t seeing eye to eye

I’m holding out for you I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out for you I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you

Oh I put my love in words
In the letters I sent to him one day
And I really hoped they’d make it
So my messages would get relayed
So expect my disappointment
When my calendar would show all my days passed
I was running out of words, 'cause I didn’t get no letters back

I’m holding out for you I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out for you I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you

And you’ll write to me my letters returned
And I’ll try on your frames without vision obscured
So tell me why you occupy
With problems of distance and age?
I’m done with this book but I’ll wait for your page

I’m holding out for you I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out for you I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you

Oh I'm holding out, whoah yeah
Out for you, out for you
I’m holding out for you I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you
I’m holding out it’s true I’m holding out for you

GEORGIA LEE

Stop shaking your knees
Stop begging him please won't you stick around
Stop holding your breath
Stop wagering bets on when you'll hit the ground
I've been here before and I’ve known these floors
I’ve walked my tired feet
Right up to the plate when things aren't great
I take to the street

And I cover rooftops with my harmonies
And I open windows with my melodies, I do
And I close the door on minor chords
Won't you please, hold my hand my Georgia Lee

Don't quit shaking hands
Don't watch from the stands for fear that you might fall
Don't let yourself frown
Don't put yourself down when he forgets to call
I've been in your shoes and I've gotten bruised upon my tired knees
Trying to slide into home when I feel alone I take to the street

And I cover rooftops with my harmonies
And I open windows with my melodies, I do
And I close the door on minor chords
Won't you please, hold my hand my Georgia Lee

Stop shaking your knees
Stop begging him please won't you stick around

While I cover rooftops with my harmonies
And I open windows with my melodies, I do
And I close the door on minor chords
Won't you please, sing with me
And hold my hand my Georgia Lee

NEW FRIEND

I've been spending time outside my body
And I've taken a turn to learn the roads we walk
Learning about the things that no one’s ever taught me
And now I'm all alone stripped down right to my socks

Big words and bigger hands that wrapped me up
Now I can't stand the thought
Of saying see ya later to my

New friend I met so fast and all at once my
Old friend who heard me sing familiar songs about my
New friend with screenplays written from the start
Played by my old friend knew my new friend
Who played the part
He played the part he played the part

I've been writing rhymes outside the hobby
And I've taken a turn to learn words not in books
To learn all of the things that authors never want me
Wanted you to know so you'd go out and look

Road trips and other bits of
Things I wish that we just got to do
Before saying see you later to my

New friend I met so fast and all at once my
Old friend who heard me sing familiar songs about my
New friend with screenplays written from the start
Played by my old friend knew my new friend
Who played the part
He played the part he played the part

I never knew he would with eyes I've known for years
And a touch you'd never understand unless you've cried my tears Darling it’s clear it’s magic
You know it made me glad while we had it
The things we do we're young its tragic, it’s tragic, whoah my

New friend I met so fast and all at once my
Old friend who heard me sing familiar songs about my
New friend with screenplays written from the start
Played by my old friend knew my new friend
Who played the part
He played the part he played the part

WHEN IT RAINS

Little girls spend lots of time on how to make him grin
And little boys just want to be like him
Turn the page and rearrange and try to fit him in
Bad advice and holding up your chin

Could you hold my hand hold me close before you go
Won't you kiss her once, once or twice and let me know
How to live one day just as full as you lived yours
I could use you now ‘cause when it rains it pours

Traveling and mapping out the next place we'd explore
Distant lands have never felt so far
I'm standing tall for you my friend
I see you in the stars
And every tone-deaf singer in the car

Could you hold my hand hold me close before you go
Won't you kiss her once, once or twice and let me know
How to live one day just as full as you lived yours
I could use you now ‘cause when it rains it pours

I feel bad I never had the chance
To save your number when I had the time
‘Cause all I have are photographs and picture frames
And laughing tracks and your old ties

Hold my hand hold me close before you go
Won't you kiss her once, once or twice and let me know
How to live one day just as full as you lived yours
I could use you now ‘cause when it rains it pours

OH WHAT A LIFE

As this day comes to a close I find I’m making many lists
Of the things that make me happy make me sad
In my mind's eye think of all the people that I’d like to kiss
And I hope you think of me that makes me glad

I grow tired I grow troubled as I think upon this day
Think of things still left to do songs left to sing
Then I remember there’s tomorrow left for you and I to waste
Then I smile then I swear that I grow wings

Oh what a life I get to lead with you my dear
The pleasure that I get from wiping all your tears away
Just close your eyes because you know
That I’ll be there right when you wake
To do it all again and make the same mistakes

Look up there right at the stars
Oh ain’t it strange how they appear
They seem close enough to catch enough to fall
As I lie right here with you I think of all the things I fear
But compared to all the stars my fears seem small

I don’t want to pack my bags
But I know that I’m headed home
Not today, not tomorrow but so soon
When I’m not right next to you oh I can’t help but feel alone
But you and I’ll be looking up at the same moon

Oh what a life I get to lead with you my dear
The pleasure that I get from wiping all your tears away
Just close your eyes because you know
That I’ll be there right when you wake
To do it all again and make the same mistakes

Oh what a life I get to lead with you my dear
The pleasure that I get from wiping all your tears away
Just close your eyes because you know
That I’ll be there right when you wake
To do it all again and make the same mistakes

THE THINGS I KNOW

I’ve seen faces rearrange throughout my years 
I’ve seen cars and trains and planes and many tears 
I’ve seen people’s eyes with looks that feel so true 
But none like you, none like you 
There’s no way I can repay or even show 
Your advice, your tired tales you've watched me grow 
I feel it in my bones and in my soul 
How do i know, how do i know? 

I know I know you like I know the path right under my feet 
I know you like I know the summer air so sweet 
And I know you like I know the deck we dance on each week 
I know you like the prayer we sing before we eat 
I know I know you like I know the feeling being court side 
And I know you like I know laughing so hard till I cry 
And I know you like I know I hate the words goodbye 
I know you like I know Camp Chi 

I’ve seen tables turn and single-sided glass 
I’ve seen many weeks take minutes just to pass 
I’ve seen people who cant find a sweet escape 
It’s not too late, it’s not too late 
I’ve stayed up when I’m supposed to go to bed 
Met a wise man who lives in a secret shed 
And that wise man put his hand upon my head 
And then he said, and then he said… 

I know I know you like I know the path right under my feet 
I know you like I know the summer air so sweet 
And I know you like I know the deck we dance on each week 
I know you like the prayer we sing before we eat 
I know I know you like I know the feeling being court side 
And I know you like I know laughing so hard till I cry 
And I know you like I know I hate the words goodbye 
I know you like I know, I know you like I know 
I know you like I know Camp Chi 
Chi, Chi, Chi