Better Than Never

by Shawn Gunter

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released December 31, 2014

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Track Name: Scars
You must see a broken human being when you look at me.
You must see a man who just cannot express his feeligns.
You must want more, you can't stay so far from where you dreamin'.
It's not that I don't understand, but you're a part of me.

But I don't mind, I don't mind.
I'll take you anywhere, anywhere.
And I don't care, I don't care, I've got the time.

I see different shades of myself lookin' through a mirror.
There all the same to you but I can't wait to see them clearer.
I am just a boy stuck in a day where age is measured
With scales and lines on doors, and cigarette burns on my shoulder.

And you don't even care what I see.
Cause when you look at me,
You don't see lines on my left wrist,
You don't see the glass inside my feet,
You don't see the hole inside my chest.
You don't see puncture wounds in my stomach,
You don't see my fractured rib.
You see the fire inside my head,
The faith that I can move mountains.

I don't mind, I don't mind.
I'd follow you anywhere, anywhere.
I don't care, I don't care, I've got the time.

I don't mind, I don't mind.
I'd follow you anywhere, anywhere.
I don't care, I don't care, I've got the time.
Track Name: Hurricane
I felt like the wind, wish I'd have been stronger.
I lost you to doubt, never thought that I could live without you.
I still dream about you
Stealing my confidence away, running too far for me to stay.
I think if I was stronger on that day, if I could go back then I would say

That I have no place to go from here.
Everywhere I call my home disappears.
Storm come, storm wash away,
My home is gone with this rainy day.

Cause I'm like twenty percent chance of rain.
I'm all cloud without the drain.
I wish I was a storm on a sunny day.
I wish I was a hurricane.

I lost you to music, wish I had used it early on.
There was never any doubt, I could never live without it in my life
I don't stand a chance.
But I'd rather be homeless, out of pay,
Starving for a gig to play today,
So I can maybe eat something while I sleep in my car and waste away.

I don't know where I'll wake up tomorrow,
But I'm better off without a home I have to borrow.
Storm come, Storm wash away,
My home is gone with this rainy day.

Cause I'm like twenty percent chance of rain.
I'm all cloud without the drain.
I wish I was a storm on a sunny day.
I wish I was a hurricane.

Cause I'm like twenty percent chance of rain.
I'm all cloud without the drain.
I wish I was a storm on a sunny day.
I wish I was a hurricane.
Track Name: This City
I left town to do bigger things,
I couldn't breath in this city.
You were smoking, and you were sleeping,
And if you weren't gone, you were leaving.

You weren't focused on the future,
You just wanted some more weed.
You slept away your mornings,
I don't see how you can't see.

And I can't see through my own eyes,
But you know that there's got to be a better life,
So don't go.

We've got time, we've got the whole world at our feet to explore.
We've got space, we've got angels at our day.
We've got love, but we don't want the world to see. Or do we?
Yeah, we've got faith, but it doesn't mean we don't know anything.

I don't know where I'm going but I know it's far from here.
I'll stay far away, but you can bet that I won't disappear.
My mind is swollen with these things that carry me a little too far gone.
I won't wade through all these empty dreams alone.

And I can't see through my own eyes,
But you know that there's got to be a better life,
So don't go.

We've got time, we've got the whole world at our feet to explore.
We've got space, we've got angels at our day.
We've got love, but we don't want the world to see. Or do we?
Yeah, we've got faith, but it doesn't mean we don't know anything.
Track Name: Between Sleep and Awake
Show me the place where I did you so wrong and made you run away.
Show me the time I didn't take to do something for you.
Prove me wrong, oh Holy Child of God, you perfect human.
Remind me again how you're the bigger man for running from your responsibilities.

Oh, I just want you to know,
I'm doing fine without you bringing me down, without you bringing me down.
Oh, I hope you know,
I'm doing better out here on my own, when I'm on my own.

There was a time when noone broke my walls
My greatest defense was keepin' you out of my affairs.
But you swore to me, you said, we are your brothers, we won't let you down.
But everyone lets everyone down eventually.

Oh, I just want you to know,
I'm doing fine without you bringing me down, without you bringing me down.
Oh, I hope you know,
I'm doing better out here on my own, when I'm on my own.

I'm tryin' to be the man who will just turn the other cheek.
I'm not the type of guy who's got a plan.
I'm sacrificing tranquilness for sleepless nights alone in bitterness,
I'm beggin for a glimpse inside the Plan.

Oh, I just want you to know,
I'm doing fine without you bringing me down, without you bringing me down.
Oh, I hope you know,
I'm doing better out here on my own, when I'm on my own.
Track Name: Doubts
I'm not lookin' for a break.
I don't do it for the fame.
I'm not asking for a home,
I just need a friend.

I'm a man without a name.
All I've got is in my dreams.
I've never felt at home,
never loved anything.

Oh, show me where I belong,
Oh, show me where I could call home.

And I'll wear my doubts out on my sleeve,
I don't really know anything.
I hope that you can stay the same,
We all know you're better off anyway.
There's parts of me I'd like to stay,
But I'll figure out how to throw it all away.

I struggle day and day again.
I'm just a boy inside a man.
I never grew up and now I'm gone.
I don't know where I am.

But I know I can't be this perfect balance
Of in between sleep and awake.
I'm alone yet somehow I feel like I'm not.
I feel you present somewhere in my thoughts.

And I'll wear my doubts out on my sleeve,
I don't really know anything.
I hope that you can stay the same,
We all know you're better off anyway.
There's parts of me I'd like to stay,
But I'll figure out how to throw it all away.
Track Name: Tennis Shoe Laces
I feel like I'm the only one in the world
Who gets to feel a love like yours.
Maybe luck was on my side,
Or maybe this is something more.

I hope you don't get too attached,
I've been known for breaking things I loved to have.
I hope you don't get bored too fast,
Don't you ever look back.

What am I supposed to do when everyone around is competing for you?
Why should I even try when nothing ever seems to go my way.

Take it back to the day where I first found you(I was so depressed)
Your hand belonged to someone else's(and this is what was going through my head
I think I'm dying hear today(I'm so over-dramatic)
I wanted you to dress for me.
Yet there you stood on someone else's tennis shoe laces.

I think that I'm afraid to be the man you need me to be.
I guess I'm scared that you would leave if you knew the real me.
Maybe that's why I can't stand to look you in the eyes when I'm asleep.
When I'm dreamin' I just want to hide from my reality.

Where do we go from here?
My mind's messed up with twisted fears that you might leave me here alone..

Oh take me, still these demons when I sleep.
Someone save me, I'm not who I'm supposed to be.
Oh take me, still these demons when I sleep.
Someone save me, I'm not who I'm supposed to be.
Oh take me, still these demons when I sleep.
Someone save me, I'm not who I'm supposed to be.

Take it back to the day where I first found you.
Your hand belonged to someone else's(and this is what was going through my head
I think I'm dying hear today(I'm so over-dramatic)
I wanted you to dress for me.
Yet there you stood on someone else's tennis shoe laces.

Take it back to the day where I first found you(I was so depressed)
Your hand belonged to someone else's(and this is what was going through my head
I think I'm dying hear today(I'm so over-dramatic)
I wanted you to dress for me.
Yet there you stood on someone else's tennis shoe laces.