Broken Songs For Broken People

by Human Drama

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released September 29, 2017

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Track Name: Broken Songs for Broken People
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 ...
Track Name: Rain on Me
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 ...
Track Name: I Just Cannot Care
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 ...
Track Name: A Ghost
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 ...
Track Name: A Long Time Ago
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
Track Name: Love Lies Still
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 …
Track Name: Like This One
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…
Track Name: The Liar Inside
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 …
Track Name: The Not Knowing
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
Track Name: Trying to Make Sense of it All
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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