Broken Songs For Broken People

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Broken Songs (for broken people) Broken songs for broken people Broken windows into broken souls Gathered pieces of stories told ... These are Broken words with many different meanings Take from them what you wish With broken trust they are just meaningless I sit drifting now like many times before Like every man before me, and like every man to come I sway back and forth, how ‘bout I sway toward you now Placing words one in front of the other It’s easy, I can show how to write Broken songs for broken people ... Just dream a little dream and play it like the truth If you want you can look them in the eyes As they look at you And when you’re done just turn and run And never let them see the part you hide Just let them hold the part you got them to believe ... singing Broken songs for broken people ...
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Rain on Me 05:40
Rain On Me I see the storm clouds come I wonder this time will they stay As the crow flies by Never to pass this way again A chill fills the air where did summer go? Just a moment before it was warm And we were young and song took us away Now there's precious little left to keep us safe So rain on me ... Go ahead and, rain on me I'll remember all I felt, it’s all I need I’ll just close my eyes I see you here love, the pure pouring out for the first time I smile in a different way Not knowing that, or why things would change Loves a fragile thing, it’s the only thing It will leave and return but never be the same So I just hear those words and feel the eyes Of innocent love again and hold on tight So rain on me ... Is it time to count our blessings Time to show the hand we held Time to release a useless ego What we are now is all we own I see the storm clouds come I’ve seen them many times before But something’s different now On an empty sidewalk today I stand alone Dad I hear your voice and I’m coming home My room still stands, I can be that boy In the parish again held in my mind Surrounded by love in a simple time I’ll stay So rain on me ...
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I Just Cannot Care Your smoky eyes they stare through me With certainty yet disbelief The bluest blue I’ve ever felt Washes over this old heart Taken back through other times When the wish you wanted granted was Something I held softly in my pocket Innocence left with no goodbye Innocence in itself a lie I’ve called that number many times I’ve driven on that road for miles Every hello turns a sad goodbye Every I love you to cry I Love you turns into crying eyes Can’t fall in love though it’s always been in my heart I just cannot be The one who keeps you safe The one who has you believe in love forever after And I just cannot care anymore Have I given all my love? Has what I’ve given been not enough? Is it something we just leave out to be stolen One time time didn’t heal the wound And That ghost has never left my room Is it simply just too crowded now for another? I just cannot be ... Just looking for a story, something “ours” Something to hold in times of weakness Just a prayer, a hope A simple glimpse of a guiding light Just looking for some truth To battle all the lies that showed themselves I’m one of them I have always been But maybe I’m just looking for anything else I’ve lived one too many bad clichés Perhaps I’ll live another one today Love isn’t blind, it isn’t all we need Every day I walk I find That these ideas are fiction I just cannot be ...
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A Ghost 05:24
A Ghost I’m stepping where I fear to step Four years or more I ran, I guess From your arms I can’t escape How much longer does this take to heal I see your face it makes me smile Honey I’ll be back in a little while Of course I’ll miss you when I’m gone Sometimes even a minute is way too long It's all the same if I close my eyes If I truly feel it, is it really a lie It may be real but it isn't true Living for and speaking to ... a ghost Have I crossed a line I dare not cross? Am I holding on whatever the cost Maybe love takes on many forms Without reason or even warning us It's all the same if I close my eyes ... To save my heart from breaking and to Simply step another step I hold on tight to all those memories That walk beside me all my days Love knows no rules, it knows no bounds Foolishly we think the choice is ours Remember when I cast the spell for you Together we lived it, and somehow, I still do It's all the same if I close my eyes ...
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A Long Time Ago I’m having trouble forgiving Very little left in my soul I’m having the same conversations I’ve had so many times before I’m having trouble believing Everything seems cloudy to me One thing that I know for sure You’ve got to keep looking to see I looked away for a moment and happiness left It was there, and then just gone It calls from afar from time to time Some days I just don’t take the call I’m having trouble remembering It returns every now and then Today with the strength of a thousand suns It has captured me again Day after day, time passing time The more that I search the less I will find The more I have lived the more I will know Everything happened a long time ago I’m looking for something important Everything gets weaker it seems Sometimes I walk into a room I don’t look and I refuse to be seen I can’t seem to hold on to faith and I confuse myself with this line be it absolute or be it blind It saved me so many times Everything mattered a long time ago I stepped onto the path with a blind faith Was more crowded then, than it is now I have to admit I get lonely here Remembering days gone by so, so fast A world no longer mine I can’t seem to find my family I guess they waited as long as they could I stayed the same boy that they loved and raised But there’s no way they could have ever understood Everything was beautiful a long time ago
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Love Lies Still She feels so hollow, feels so small She’s lost in the world she used to own She shakes, she rattles then falls Down to her knees and calls But nobody’s home She made mistakes, then made it right Lost her way once again, again she saw the light She prayed when low, forgot when high Like everybody else, I guess we just can’t hide When you’re broken, when you’re empty When you’ve fallen when it’s all descending Remember love you found You felt and never gave The love you took away It was simple and it saved And it’s still the same Lying somewhere deep within Lying still beneath your skin He feels it burning Deep down inside In waves it rolls, it can’t be denied His breath is shallow and here it comes Out of apologies for what he’s become Then he gets a picture, it’s kind of blurred His dreams are non-fiction, without a word It just “feels”, and the feeling hurts And the hurting will haunt his every day on this earth When you’re broken, when you’re empty When you’ve fallen when it’s all descending Remember love you found … I ask forgiveness, then ask again You used to forgive me my series of sins Hey baby I’ve forgiven now I have to forget I guess we both are just in pieces and the pieces don't fit When you’re broken, when you’re empty When you’ve fallen and it’s all descending When you’re broken, when you’re empty When you’ve fallen when it’s all descending Remember love you found …
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Like This One I used to dream of better days I’d see moments of glory, of joy, oh and very little pain I used to dream of better days Something new at every turn No need to need for very long With what I held in my heart and in my arms Something new at every turn Now I’m tired of the turns on every street The catch in every phrase And the songs that fall apart Different now than when they’d start Like this one I welcomed love with open arms The beauty that I found inside Of innocent eyes that laughed and cried She held me so tight I welcomed love with open arms I felt its power, felt its pain And I would not change a thing A lifetime of love is everything The moments of pain will fade I could make those moments fade Now I’m tired of the turns on every street The catch in every phrase And the songs that fall apart Different now than when they’d start Like this one I understand the pen I hold’s a friend Growing tired as I am of all the words he must now own Stolen from a tortured soul Like this one Put my hands into the fire Knowing full well it would burn Yet knowing this I‘ve done it again and again Put my hands into the fire knowing well it would burn Blessings can be a curse Running blind into the woods A child that fears, a child that knows, and understands Blessings can be a curse Now I’m tired of the turns on every street…
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The Liar Inside We gamble recklessly with trust my love But is that a game anyone should win? We sell ourselves for situations Then dare to be questioned once within We fear the mask removed will bring us harm To remove the mask we fear could bring us harm It's like we're running from a truth The only thing that does redeem us It seems like everybody else is running too ... We've fallen deep so far inside Behind the walls we choose to hide We cannot love we can only feed the liar inside ... Our heavy heart died long ago We shot down truth and claimed we didn't know And then we smiled into the face of the liar inside I'm not my mother’s son  You're no longer the little girl in daddy's arms I pretend to love you so that you’ll love me You pretend to love me just out of fear We've fallen deep … The pure soul cannot swim, in a sea of impostors Redemption forgotten like so many yesterdays When half of what we say, even we don't believe When most of what we feel, we just think we should Careless words spoken out of order You can promise a fool anything We've fallen deep …
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The Not Knowing Hey, I've been wondering Where you go so late at night And hey, I've been hoping You'll be thinking of me no matter what the time And hey, I'm not listening When you tell me there's no more words to say In your voice, hesitation You quickly light a cigarette and turn away I'm not crying, up inside I'm smiling Seen that look in your eye Jump in your stare It's a feeling I never saw leaving Well it's something I don't deserve to have, oh no And it’s something that I don’t deserve to have, oh no The not knowing is easy And the suspecting, that's okay Just don't tell me for certain That our love's gone away It's gone away Hey, I've been wondering Where you go so late at night And hey, I've been hoping You'll be thinking of me no matter what the time And hey, as our love floats away Over the hills on a seagull's wings Our ideas will I kiss in a playground Our ideas were like kids in a playground Now I'm waiting for the bell that never rings The not knowing is easy And the suspecting, that's okay Just don't tell me for certain That our love's gone away It's gone away
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Trying To Make Sense Of It All This song is called trust Will the mystery be revealed? Let the theories run throughout A waste of time it's clear It is not for me solve Not for you to believe Trust is just a wish Something that we want to feel We know that we must ask Something that we cannot give It's something you must promise Though it is something you can't live We see and hear and feel, we touch It’s not enough and it’s all too much Reaching for the words to make sense of it all Maybe I'll call this song love A feeling so sincere I've heard it in my heart When I held you near Imagined yet so real You made me feel so tall I look you in the eyes You felt so beautiful Then somehow I forgot To care just how you felt Anymore because you were mine Something that I can’t erase We see and hear and feel, we touch It’s not enough and it’s all too much Reaching for the words to make sense of it all I’m calling this song pain The one that does not bleed I’ve written it before And admitting it is hard I seem to have forgotten Because I find myself again Wide eyed deep into the night Peace a very distant friend Loneliness holds the door Regret waits on the other side Desperation takes my hand And writes a song that I’ll call pain We see and hear and feel, we touch It’s not enough yet it’s all too much Reaching for the words to make sense of it all

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released September 29, 2017

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Since their formation in the early 80s, singer/songwriter/guitarist Johnny Indovina has guided Human Drama through over a dozen critically acclaimed albums and countless spectacular live performances, creating a beautifully intense collection of work, while gathering the band a deeply devoted following in America, and most notably Mexico. ... more

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