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The One That Stays

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released December 15, 2008

Recorded at the Pop Machine, Indianapolis, IN
Produced by Squirrel and Marc Johnson
All Songs & Lyrics Written by Borrow Tomorrow

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Track Name: Innocence
My sights are set on changing things that often are beyond my control
But I get that a lot
Caught beneath a tower of ever-present afterthoughts
Waiting for a chance to take my shot.
Thumbing through the pages of a book that’s never written,
Trying to be remembered when your dreams are all you’ve got
Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet.
Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory
Turn around, over your shoulder, set your gaze upon
Doubting strangers selling their advice.
Underneath a shredding layer of confidence I find,
Everyone’s a stranger in my eyes.
Tangled in the traps of claustrophobic intervention
Tearing down the walls and shouting god it’s about time
Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet.
Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory
Racing up the steps that lead
To nothing I have ever seen
Stumble twice for every one I gain
Even souls of future’s past
Living as if it’s their last
Could shake the shackles before it’s too late
In the letter I received I couldn’t help but smile
Your innocence is contagious don’t you know
A prophet or a poet, well I never know for sure
You echo every sentiment as you reach out from below
Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet
Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory
Track Name: Wake Up
Staring out at nothing from the ledge
I can see for miles but I cannot move an inch
Did you really think it was funny
To come up from behind and push me in?
Summer’s casting shadows on the wall
Ninety-six or seven, the place I don’t recall
History will register in places we won’t compromise at all
They’re waiting to take you away
Hurry cause we’ve got no time to waste
They’re waiting to take you away
So wake up, wake up, wake up
Come on out it’s time to show your face
Everyone is waiting to hear what you’ve got to say
Your mind is playing games,
You know now’s not the time to underestimate
Heroes take for granted their success
Failing men they covet their attempts at all the rest
When did you decide you were too big
to even bother with the test?
They’re waiting to take you away
Hurry cause we’ve got no time to waste
They’re waiting to take you away
So wake up, wake up, wake up
Track Name: When We're Older
Funny just how quickly we forget the things we’ve grown to cherish for so long
Wash away under the covers everything we’ve learned about each other, so what went wrong?
I’m not willing to concede defeat just yet, in fact I feel there’s surely something left to be debated
Give me one more chance to take you home again. I’ll never let you go again, oh I swear
Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches
Feel so helpless when I’m staring at the ocean
Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing happens
Maybe when we’re older and we’ve found what we’ve been looking for in others that we don’t possess
I suppose we’ll shake our heads and hope that we were right when we decided not to settle for less
I only hope the look upon my face does not reveal the bewildered soul underneath
I never knew how easily the walls I’ve built getting over you come down with just one breeze
Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches
Feel so helpless when I’m staring at the ocean
Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing happens
I’m not willing to concede defeat just yet
In fact, I feel there’s always something left to be debated
Give me one more chance to take you home again
I’ll never let you go again, oh I swear
Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches
Feel so helpless when I’m staring at the ocean
Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing happens
Track Name: Can This Be Love
Bluer waters call my name
Her trust was never quite the same
They’re closing down the island you said
It’s no surprise, the area’s dead
I confess I am a mess behind these eyes
Faces in photographs I don’t recognize
Can this be love after all I’ve been through?
Foolish as my questions may seem
Try to answer honestly
Do you feel we’ve grown at all,
Or have our branches grown too tall?
No lesson learned yet twice the burn is all I have to show
Longing to disappear and drown our souls
Can this be love after all I’ve been through?
Dreaming of a brighter side
Battling a sleepless night
Through this window I can see
How a life’s supposed to be
I confess I am a mess behind these eyes
Faces in photographs I don’t recognize
Can this be love after all I’ve been through?
Track Name: Outside Looking In
I could be a poster on the wall
Flat as a field, and lifeless as the day is long
My corners will wear, my colors will fade
But my eyes will surely see
From the outside looking in
October girls will never come this way again
From the outside looking in
It really makes no difference in the end
There aren't many things of which I'm sure
How about a helpful hint or two along the way
I'll look but cannot touch, if some is good then more is worse
And I can't make the feeling stop
From the outside looking in
October girls will never come this way again
From the outside looking in
It really makes no difference in the end
Softly spoken promises that tear away the memories
Abandon your love before there's nothing even left of me
These aging perceptions that I never seem to change of you
From the outside looking in
October girls will never come this way again
From the outside looking in
It really makes no difference in the end
Track Name: Before the Dawn
Well I focused on the dreams that you once shared with me
Long before the ashes did fall
I can feel the burn as they brush against my skin
Though too numb were you to feel at all
My expression was steady, my fists were clinched tight
Like a fighter engaged in a bout
Though prepared as I may be, you know that it’s not me
Whose survival is in doubt
There were few reasons left to rise
Her palette of wonder predictably dry
Speaking as softly as the morning
Passes by
Don’t come to me for happiness, for help, or for truth
We both know you’d rather do it on your own
To revel in your bitterness and starving for love
While you ignore everything you’ve grown
I know what I am and I stray from what I’m not
Choose wisely my times to protest
Don’t suffer more than you’re bargained for
The world takes care of the rest.
There were few reasons left to rise
Her palette of wonder predictably dry
Speaking as softly as the morning
Passes by
We awake before the dawn
Feel the daybreak, try it on
Confirming with each breath I take
It’s better to leave than to be the one that stays
There were few reasons left to rise
Her palette of wonder predictably dry
Speaking as softly as the morning
Passes by