Bygones

  • 1. Beside You

    Life was good
    Things were fine
    Till the storm came
    And tore your house down
    Till all you believed in
    Crumbled to the ground

    And sorting through the rubble
    You can’t salvage any sign
    Of truest love existing
    To stand the test of time
    I know it makes you sad
    I know it hurts so bad

    And I may not know the words to say
    There may not be an easy way
    But I wanna be the one to stay
    Beside you
    I may not know the how our whys
    But baby I’ll be on your side
    Just reach for me and I’ll right
    Beside you

    Words are frail
    Hard to hold
    When the meaning
    Is never behind them
    And your tired heart
    Is too weak to listen

    Well friend if you can hear me
    I want to prove to you
    That I will be a tower
    Baby I will shelter you
    You know it makes me sad
    To see you hurt so bad

    And I may not know the words to say
    There may not be an easy way
    But I wanna be the one to stay
    Beside you
    I may not know the how our whys
    But baby I’ll be on your side
    Just reach for me and I’ll right
    Beside you

    Well friend if you can hear me
    I want to prove to you
    That I will be a tower
    Baby I will shelter you
    You know it makes me sad
    To see you hurt so bad

    And I may not know the words to say
    There may not be an easy way
    But I wanna be the one to stay
    Beside you
    Beside you
    I”m hear beside you

    Written by Levi Kreis and Austin Hanks

  • 2. The Word Goodbye

    I don’t wanna go through this
    I’ve already made a plan
    To never fall in love in life again
    You may never understand
    This could be a big mistake
    And before we go to far
    I have to say

    I’d rather be lonely
    I’d rather be blue
    I’d rather be anything
    Than being without you
    I’d rather be a loser
    I’d rather not try
    So I’m doing everything I know to do
    To never have to say the word goodbye

    I know I should take the chance
    Give myself just one more try
    And see if you’re the answer to my dreams
    But it’s too hard to feel again
    I think I forgotten how
    And the walls I’ve built will not be broken down.

    So I’d rather be lonely
    I’d rather be blue
    I’d rather be anything
    Than being without you
    I’d rather be a loser
    I’d rather not try
    So I’m doing everything I know to do
    To never have to say the word goodbye

    Cause goodbyes are never easy
    And I’ve had enough
    See I don’t wanna live without your love

    So I’d rather be lonely
    I’d rather be blue
    I’d rather be anything
    Than being without you
    See, I’d rather be a loser
    I’d rather not try
    So if I never fall in love with you
    It’s the only thing I know to do
    To never be the one to say
    The word goodbye

    Written by Jonathan Watkins

  • 3. I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend

    I gave you a shoulder to cry on
    When you were all alone
    And no one was around to love you
    I gave you everything
    Why can’t you give me anything
    Don’t you know how much I looked up to you

    All your broken promises you made
    Finally gave me the strength to say

    I don’t wanna be your friend
    Another day broken-hearted
    I’m so tired of hearing you say I’m sorry
    I don’t wanna close that door
    This isn’t how we started
    You said you’d always be there
    Till the very end
    I don’t wanna be your friend

    You slapped me in the face
    You kicked me down and walked away
    And all I wanted was for you to love me
    All your lies that I believed
    You are as selfish as you seem
    Do you even know the ways you’ve hurt me

    We used to laugh but now I cry
    It’s time we both say goodbye

    I don’t wanna be your friend
    Another day broken-hearted
    I’m so tired of hearing you say I’m sorry
    I don’t wanna close that door
    This isn’t how we started
    You said you’d always be there
    Till the very end

    Damn you, you never loved me
    I begged, I kicked, I’ve screamed
    But you’d rather die than see

    I don’t wanna be your friend
    Another day broken-hearted
    I’m so tired of hearing you say I’m sorry
    I don’t wanna close that door
    This isn’t how we started
    You said you’d always be there
    Till the very end
    I don’t wanna be your friend
    I don’t wanna be your friend

    Written by Tonya Watts & James Dean Hicks

  • 4. If I Can’t Let Go

    I want to make this one the perfect romance
    In the face of forever, I think we have a chance
    But it happens each time I put myself on the line
    Don’t wanna lose my faith in you
    I don’t know what to do

    Cause I just can’t let go anymore
    My heart has had enough
    I just can’t lay down
    And forget about this love
    The harder I try to hold on
    The more I’m pushing you away
    It’s something I have to do
    It’s you that I stand to lose
    If I can’t let go

    I have a vision that you are the right one for me
    And if that’s true I know I gotta be free
    So I’m saying a prayer
    That you will be there
    Will love see us through
    Will I be with you

    Cause I just can’t let go anymore
    My heart has had enough
    I just can’t lay down
    And forget about this love
    The harder I try to hold on
    The more I’m pushing you away
    It’s something I have to do
    It’s you that I stand to lose

    I’ve never been this close
    To letting all my fears subside
    As I’m here with you
    Baby I’m trying to

    But I just can’t let go anymore
    My heart has had enough
    I just can’t lay down
    And forget about this love
    The harder I try to hold on
    The more I’m pushing you away
    It’s something I have to do
    It’s you that I stand to lose
    If I can’t let go
    If I can’t let go

    Written by Jonathan Watkins

  • 5. Make Believe

    You have the truest smile
    And your eyes are the deepest ocean
    Your body drives me wild
    So much that I can’t help knowing
    You are the kind of girl
    That I would give my heart to
    And never look over my shoulder

    Then again the truth sets in
    And I find that I stand here broken
    You never speak my name
    You may not even know it
    Every time that you pass my way
    It seems my soul is dying
    Over and over and over
    Somewhere inside I realize

    You’re the girl that I’ll never know
    Though I’d give you my heart and soul
    But I guess that it’s not meant to be
    So I’ll go on living in make believe

    Wish I could make you see
    All the things that you’ve been missing
    Show you how it feels to be
    With a man who needs your kisses
    If I had just one chance
    Then maybe you would notice
    How patiently I have been waiting
    To be the reason you smile

    You’re the girl that I’ll never know
    Though I’d give you my heart and soul
    But I guess that it’s not meant to be
    So I’ll go on living in make believe

    If I had just one chance
    Then maybe you would notice
    I’ve been here, I’ve been waiting
    Wanna be the reason you smile

    You’re the girl that I’ll never know
    Though I’d give you my heart and soul
    But I guess that it’s not meant to be
    So I’ll go on
    Yes I’ll go on
    Yes I’ll go on
    Living in make believe

    Written by Levi Kreis, Darci Monet, & Matthew Hayes

  • 6. Handcuff My Soul

    Handcuff my soul to a cross
    Cause according to them I am lost
    That’s okay cause I know truth
    It’s not what they taught me in my youth

    If only this peace will last
    I wouldn’t fall away so fast
    I won’t let it get me down
    Cause God loves me for who I am

    Dusting off my Bible and now it’s clean
    No longer thirsty if you know what I mean
    I’m drinking the words and my heart’s drunk
    Beautiful insights are taming my tongue

    If only this peace will last
    I wouldn’t fall away so fast
    I won’t let it get me down
    Cause God loves me for who I am

    The story ends and it’s all good
    The message of love understood

    If only this peace will last
    I wouldn’t fall away so fast
    I won’t let it get me down
    Cause God loves me for who I am

    Written by Tonya Watts

  • 7. Hello

    Sometimes I see things no one else can
    Something I say things that I don’t understand
    Feels like I’m screaming in the middle of a crowded room
    No one looks up, no one cares, no one even moves
    And I’m all by myself.

    Is there anybody out there
    Who feels the way I do
    All alone, nowhere to run
    And no one to talk to
    Is there anybody out there
    Sending you a prayer
    Cause if you feel the way I do
    You need to know that someone cares
    Is there anybody out there
    Is there anybody out there
    Is there anybody out there
    Hello, hello hello

    I am ashamed of my past regrets
    Sometimes I smoke more than cigarettes
    Feels like I’m running, but my feet never touch the ground
    Stuck in sin with so called friends knocking me down
    And I’m all by myself

    Is there anybody out there
    Who feels the way I do
    All alone, nowhere to run
    And no one to talk to
    Is there anybody out there
    Sending you a prayer
    Cause if you feel the way I do
    You need to know that someone cares
    Is there anybody out there
    Is there anybody out there
    Is there anybody out there
    Hello, hello hello

    And I’m all by myself

    Is there anybody out there
    Who feels the way I do
    All alone, nowhere to run
    And no one to talk to
    Is there anybody out there
    Sending you a prayer
    Cause if you feel the way I do
    You need to know that someone cares
    Is there anybody out there
    Is there anybody out there
    Is there anybody out there
    Hello, hello, hello
    Hello, hello, hello
    Hello, hello, hello

    Written by Tonya Watkins and Kevin Fisher

  • 8. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle
    Was Monday morning just another crazy high
    Or the way we felt at ease make inhibitions fly
    Somewhere away

    Gabrielle
    Was the novelty of you and me what reeled you in
    Or the serotonin nudging you into my skin
    Until we came

    And it’s just fine
    Yeah, It’s great with me
    It was exactly what it was meant to be
    So I keep a piece of you right here with me

    Gabrielle
    Now the sun is burning hot against the window pain
    I grab a napkin, write some scribbles and a name
    Then I say goodbye

    Gabrielle
    If you run to find me or never pick up the phone
    Just one night was more than I believe I’ve ever known
    Cause I feel so alive

    And it’s just fine
    Yeah, it’s great with me
    It was exactly what it was meant to be
    So I keep a piece of you right here with me
    Gabrielle
    I’ll keep a piece of you forever here with me
    Gabrielle
    Gabrielle

    Written by Levi Kreis

  • 9. More

    Your waters run so deep so clear
    It’s refreshing to find someone
    Who could cool my thirst
    It’s been so good to have an ear
    Who could here all the tears I cry
    And understand the hurt
    It’s been a hard road
    So glad to find a friend
    But what I can see
    If you’re telling me
    The romance stumbled in along the way
    Maybe it’s time to say

    Baby that’s more than what I got
    I’m afraid I’ve led you on
    Baby that’s more than what I got
    You’re beautiful but I can’t be the one

    Now I don’t want to steal your smile
    When I know all you’re looking for
    Is to give your heart
    But maybe we should take a little while
    To allow things to cool way way down
    Before it goes to far
    You’ve had a hard road
    So glad to be a friend
    But I’ll never see why you’re wanting me
    To try to go where I don’t wanna go
    By now you oughta know

    Baby that’s more than what I got
    I’m afraid I’ve led you on
    Baby that’s more than what I got
    You’re beautiful but I can’t be the one

    You’ve had a hard hard road
    So glad to be a friend
    But I’ll never see why you’re wanting me
    To try to go where I don’t wanna go
    By now you oughta know

    Baby that’s more than what I got
    I’m afraid I’ve led you on
    Baby that’s more than what I got
    You’re beautiful but I can’t be the one
    You’re beautiful but I can’t be the one

    Written by Levi Kreis