The Beautiful Letdown

Tracklisting

Meant to Live

Fumbling his confidence and
Wondering why the world has passed him by
Hoping that he’s bent for more
Than arguments and failed attempts to fly, fly

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We were meant to live for some much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside,
Somewhere we live inside.
We were meant live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves
Somewhere we live inside.

Dreaming about providence
Whether mice or men have second tries
Maybe we’ve living with our eyes half open
Maybe we’re bent and broken,

We want more than this world’s got to offer (2x)
We want more than the wars of our fathers
and everything inside screams for second life. (yeah)
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?

This is Your Life

Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken
Don’t close your eyes, don’t close your eyes
This is your life and today is all you’ve got now
Yeah, and today is all you’ll ever have
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes

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This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, is it everything that you dreamed that it would be
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

Yesterday is a kid in the corner
Yesterday is dead and over
Don’t close your eyes

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?

More Than Fine

When I wake in the morning,
I want to blow into pieces.
I want more than just ok, more than just ok.
When I’m up with the sunrise
I want more than just blue skies.
I want more than just ok, more than just ok.

I’m not giving up, giving up, not giving up now.
I’m not giving up, giving up, not backing down.

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More than fine, more than bent on getting by.
More than fine, more than just ok.

When I’m lit with the sunshine.
I want more than just a good time.
I want more than just ok, more than just ok.

I’m not giving up, giving up, not giving up now.
I’m not giving up, giving up, not selling out.

More than oceans away from the dawn.
More than oceans away from who we are
More than oceans, more than oceans, yeah.

Ammunition

Blame it on what you’ve been through
Blame it on what you’re into
Blame it on your religions
Blame it on politicians

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We’ve been blowing up
We’re the issue
It’s our condition
We’ve been blowing up
We’re the issue
Our detonation
We’ve been blowing up
We’re the issue
We’re ammunition
We’re ammunition
We’re ammunition
We are the fuse and ammunition

I have no generation
Show me my motivation
One world one desperation
One hope and one salvation

Look what a mess we’ve made of love
Look what a mess we’ve made of love
Look what a mess we’ve made
We’ve got ourselves to blame
Look what a bomb we made of love

Dare You to Move

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone’s here
Everyone’s here
Everybody’s watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next
What happens next

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I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
Tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here

Redemption

4 am, two hours to go
I’m wearing out a lonely glow,
I miss you more then I could know,
Here I am, here I am,
Won’t you get me?

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I’ve got my hand at redemption’s side
Whose scars are bigger then these doubts of mine.
I’ll fit all of these monstrosities insides
And I’ll come alive

With my fist down at your feet
I was running out of mysteries
Insecure and incomplete, here I am, here I am,
Won’t you get me?

My fears have worn me out
My fears have worn me out, worn me

The Beautiful Letdown

It was a beautiful letdown
When I crashed and burned
When I found myself alone unknown and hurt
It was a beautiful letdown
The day I knew
That all the riches this world had to offer me
Would never do

In a world full of bitter pain and bitter doubt
I was trying so hard to fit in, fit in,
Until I found out

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I don’t belong here
(I don’t belong)
I don’t belong here
(I don’t belong)
I will carry a cross and a song where I don’t belong
I don’t belong

It was a beautiful letdown
When you found me here
Yeah for once in a rare blue moon I see everything clear
I’ll be a beautiful let down
That’s what I’ll forever be
And though it may cost my soul
I’ll sing for free

We’re still chasin our tails and the rising sun
In our dark water planet
Still spins in a race
Where no one wins and no one’s one

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I don’t belong here
I don’t belong here
I’m gonna set sight and set sail for the kingdom come
Your kingdom come
Won’t you let me down yeah
Let my foolish pride
Forever let me down

Easy living, not much like your name
Easy dying, you look just about the same
Won’t you please take me off your list
Easy living please come on and let me down

We are a beautiful letdown,
Painfully uncool,
The church of the dropouts, the losers
The sinners, the failures, and the fools
Oh what a beautiful letdown
Are we salt in the wound
Let us sing one true tune

Gone

She told him she’d rather fix her makeup
Than try to fix what’s going on
But the problem keeps on calling
Even with the cellphone gone

She told him that she believes in living
Bigger than she’s living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
And upside down

Don’t say so long your not that far gone
Don’t spin today away, cause today will soon be

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Gone, like yesterday is gone,
Like history is gone,
Just try and prove me wrong
And pretend like you’re immortal

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every day we borrow
Brings us one step closer to the edge (infinity)
Where’s your treasure, where’s your hope
If you get the world and lose your soul
She pretends like she pretends like she’s immortal

Don’t say so long
You’re not that far gone
This could be your big chance to make up
Today will soon be

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Gone, like yesterday is gone,
Like history is gone,
The world keeps spinning on,
Your going going gone,
Like summer break is gone,
Like Saturday is gone
Just try and prove me wrong
You pretend like your immortal (your immortal
Your immortal (your immortal

We are not infinite
We are not permanent
Nothing is immediate
We’re so confident
In our accomplishments
Look at our decadence

Gone, like Frank Sinatra
Like Elvis and his mom
Like Al Pichino’s cash nothing lasts in this life
My highschool dreams are gone
My childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn’t last for long

Life is more than money
Time was never money
Time was never cash,
Life is still more than girls
Life is more than hundred dollar bills
And roto-tom fills
Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills
All the riches of the kings end up in wills
We got information in the information age
But do we know what life is
Outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow
Brings us closer to the God who’s not short of cash
Hey Bono I’m glad you asked
Life is still worth living, life is still worth living
Life is more then we are

On Fire

They tell you where you need to go
They tell you when you need to leave
They tell you what you need to know
They tell you who you need to be

But everything inside you knows there’s more than what you’ve heard
There’s so much more than empty conversations filled with empty words

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And you’re on fire when he’s near you
You’re on fire when he speaks
You’re on fire burning at these mysteries

Give me one more time around
Give me one more chance to see
Give me everything you are
Give me one more chance to be near you

When everything inside me looks like everything I hate
You are the hope I have for change
You are the only chance I’ll take

I’m standing on the edge of me (4x)
I’m standing on the edge of everything I’ve never been before
I’ve been standing on the edge of me
Been standing on the edge of me

Adding to the Noise

What’s it gonna take
To slow us down
To let the silence spin us around?
What’s it gonna take
To drop this town?
We’ve been spinning at the speed of sound

Stepping out of those convenience stores
What could we want but more more more
From the third world
To the corporate core
We are the symphony of modern humanity

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If we’re adding to the noise
Turn of this song
If we’re adding to the noise
Turn off your stereo, radio, video…

I don’t know
What they’re gonna think of next
Genetic engineers of the most high tech
A couple new ways
To fall into debt

I’m a nervous wreck but I’ll bet that that TV set
Tells us what we’ve wanted to hear
But none of these sound bites are coming in clear
From the third world to the corporate ear
We are the symphony of modern humanity

Twenty-Four

Twenty-four oceans
Twenty-four skies
Twenty-four failures
And twenty-four tries
Twenty-four finds me
In twenty-fourth place
With twenty-four drop outs
At the end of the day

Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I’m singing ‘Spirit, take me up in arms with You’
And I’m not who I thought I was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I’m singing ‘Spirit, take me up in arms with You’

There’s twenty-four reasons
To admit that I’m wrong
With all my excuses still twenty-four strong

But see I’m not copping out
Not copping out
Not copping out
When you’re raising the dead in me

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Oh, oh
I am the second man
Oh, oh
I am the second man now
Oh, I am the second man now
And you’re raising these…

Twenty-four voices
With twenty-four hearts
With all of my symphonies
In twenty-four parts
But I want to be one today
Centered and true
I’m singing ‘Spirit take me up in arms with You’
And you’re raising the dead in me

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Oh, oh
I am the second man
Oh, oh
I am the second man now
Oh, I am the second man now
And you’re raising the dead in me

I wanna see miracles
To see the world change
I wrestled the angel for more than a name
For more than a feeling
For more than a cause
Singing ‘Spirit, take me up in arms with You’
And you’re raising the dead in me