CARRY ME HOME (2010)

Ain’t Going Back
Outside never felt so good
In sunshine and the beauty of my world
In circles we’ve gone ’round and ’round
But I can’t change the situation on the ground

Coming up quick, you better get out my way
I’m coming on fast, listen to what I say

Oooooh
You can’t charm me, what’d ya think
I’m giving back my wedding ring
Oooooh
And I won’t feel a thing

Spent a long time erasing the damage that you’ve done
And boy, it’s not my fault that you just weren’t the one
How many years been wasted trying to reach my peak
I may have been a fool, but now it’s my turn to be a freak

Oooooh
You can’t charm me, what’d ya think
I’m giving back my wedding ring
Oooooh
And I won’t

I ain’t going back

You know what I’m going through
I’m done wasting my time with you
Hurt me like a heart attack
I’m giving you your ring back

I ain’t going back
You’ll be missing me
I told you it’s the last time baby
But you didn’t believe

Nobody
Acting like nobody has ever been in love before
Acting like nobody has ever come home to an empty house and a locked door

But I’m no different, I’m no different than anyone

I can’t change how easy it was to come alive
Now that you’re gone you’ve got me paralyzed
I can’t change that I still reach for your touch at night
Now that you’re gone I’ve got this song to write

Acting like nobody has ever fell in love at the wrong time
Acting like nobody has ever crossed over the wrong side of a thin line

But we’re no different, we’re no different than anyone

I can’t change how easy it was to come alive
Now that you’re gone you’ve got me paralyzed
I can’t change that I still reach for your touch at night
Now that you’re gone I’ve got this song to write

You Will Know
Sit down, there’s something that I got to tell you
Gonna make you not want to love
Any way you cut it you’re gonna lose
Gonna make you lose your mind

When the clouds lift up
And the sun comes out
And you feel its heat on the back of your neck
That’s when you will know
That’s when you will know it will get better

Little girl I could tell you that I know how you feel
But I don’t and I never will
No matter how bad you’re hurting, it’s gonna heal
With a scar that is always there

When the clouds lift up
And the sun comes out
And you feel its heat on the back of your neck
That’s when you will know
That’s when you will know it will get better

I should’ve known that you’d feel this way
I should’ve known that I’d take the blame
Someday, baby, it’ll be ok
I’m done playing this poor man’s game

When the clouds lift up
And the sun comes out
And you feel its heat on the back of your neck
That’s when you will know it will get better

I Could Really Hold On
Look at my face
I could never lie to you
Look at my hands
They’re worried about the things they’ll do
Look at my eyes
They’re aching for love from you
Look at my heart
Broken clean in two

I could really hold on to you
I could really hold on to you

I’ll never regret the hours we stole away
I can’t forget the things I wanted to say
Can you come away, far away from this place
Can I kiss your lips, put my hands on your waist

I could really hold on to you
I could really hold on to you

There’s nothing I can do
There’s nothing I can say
To make this easier
It’s never been so hard
It’s never been so rough
As it is right now

I could really hold on to you
I could really hold on to you

Look at my face
I could never lie to you

Before I Know Your Name
Part of me pictured you this whole time
Never could believe that you could be mine
Saw a new life in your eyes
It never felt so real, it all feels different this time

You’re the truth behind what lies in me
You’re the reason it’s been so hard to sleep

I can feel you with me all the time
In the smallest ways and subtle signs
You give me feelings that I can’t deny
I feel us growing and it’s only time
Before I know your name

Child I must be glowing from head to toe
But if they only knew you’re the star of my show
I can’t wait ’til I can see you again
I’m counting down the days, so much inside my head

You’re the truth behind what lies in me
You’re the reason it’s been so hard to sleep

I can feel you with me all the time
In the smallest ways and subtle signs
You give me feelings that I can’t deny
I feel us growing and it’s only time
Before I know your name

Better Way to Live
I have walked away from the things that I couldn’t understand
I have done what’s right, what I felt was right for myself
I have seen it through and I ain’t seen you for so long
I feel circumspect because heaven sent you through

There’s got to be a better way
A better way to live

When I’m all alone and the lights are down, my mind’s fixed on you
Did I go too fast, take it to the past with you
I’ve been missing you and I ain’t seen you for so long
What did I expect when I can’t get next to you

There’s got to be a better way
A better way to live

Doing Nothing
Been three long days since I walked out your door
I’ve thought it through and I know who it’s for
Sometimes it’s hard to realize the pain you’re in
But I know it’s right, and I feel it’s right Somehow we can start again

I’m telling you that
In love if you ain’t breaking nothing
I’m telling you boy, you’re probably doing nothing
But with me think of how good it will be
I swear I do it all for you
I do it all for you

I can’t even listen to the songs that I wrote
It’s like torture on my radio
So wait now baby, let me explain
I know they’re wrong when they tell me
You can’t lose if you never play

I’m telling you that
In love if you ain’t breaking nothing
I’m telling you boy, you’re probably doing nothing
But with me think of how good it will be
I swear I do it all for you
I do it all for you

I can’t call you, write you
No baby I can’t
I’m thinking about you
Every time I get the chance
So wait now baby, listen to me
Hold on to love, hold on to us
Hold on to me

I’m telling you that
In love if you ain’t breaking nothing
I’m telling you boy, you’re probably doing nothing
But with me think of how good it will be
I swear I do it all for you
I do it all for you

I’ll Get Down
We have walked through the valleys and the shadows of life
Back and forth across my hometown
Blisters on my feet, you are on my mind
That’s my penance for hanging around

Should’ve known right then when you said, “My friend
I won’t be happy ’til I’m on the ground”
I’ll get down, I’ll get down, I’ll get down
I’ll get down

Holy road, holy road won’t you lead me home
Far away from temptation tonight
My legs are so strong, my will is so weak
And I don’t think I can put up a fight

What would you do if I came up to you
Said I was lost but now I’m found
You’ll get down, you’ll get down, you’ll get down
I bet that you’ll get down

Funny how it’s easy to turn it on, twist it up
‘Cause even in my dreams, you can always fill my cup

I can’t be far gone, I can’t be far off
I’m coming up to a fork in the road
Deliver me now, deliver me then
As long as I get where I’m going

We can’t be who we want if we keep falling off
Wish I knew which way that I’m bound
Let’s get down, let’s get down, let’s get down
Let’s get down

We can be who we want, so glad I’ve been found
Let’s get down, let’s get down, let’s get down,
Let’s get down

The One You Love
Nothing’s black and white and this is never easy
I’ve been staying up all night thinking about your tears
And if I came and answered your call
And if I did what I said I won’t

Babe I couldn’t be the one that you love

Sweetness from your lips but bitter is your tongue
And what you wouldn’t give to make me your own
And if I came and answered your call
And if I did what I said I won’t

Babe I couldn’t be the one that you love

Carry Me Home
My baby I know it’s late
And I’m back on the road again
A phone call because we’re miles apart
But I feel you close deep inside my heart

If I’m not by your side when you go to sleep
Shut your eyes and I will always be

Hush little baby don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna get everything by and by
A starlit sky for your room
I’ll sing you a song and wrap you in my cocoon

If I’m not by your side when you go to sleep
Shut your eyes and I will always be

I’m on my way home, I’m on my way home

If I’m not by your side
When you go to sleep
Shut your eyes and I will always be

Carry me home, carry me home
I miss you
I’ll be there soon
Sleep tight
I’ll be there right by your side
I dream of my big girl’s smile
And how you point to the sky
I know it seems way too long
But mama’s almost home
Don’t walk ’til I get to see
Is that her laughing?
When I’m gone you must know
You’re never alone