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by Eric Case

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released July 1, 2011

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Track Name: Dreams and Thieves
does it all come to this?
where's the fairy tale she missed
with the prince and the seven dwarves
gathered all around her

in spite of all she planned
compromise was always out there
in the distance
throwing water on the flames of desire

she started off so strong - out the blocks
pursuing everything she'd heard
but the dream
was always just beyond her

but then the mark began to fall
til she thought,
"well maybe someone could just be there"
and she stared singing,

"la la la la, la la la la
la la la la, maybe this will be the one"

she brushes back a lock of hair
and she laughs and says,
"to think of me with him ten years ago;
you would be crazy

"but he's nice, and he's good
and he treats me like i need to be treated
and loved, and loved...

"la la la la, la la la la
la la la la, maybe this will be the one"

don't we all have faded dreams
don't you find that when you reach
for the stars all you get
are dreams and thieves, dreams and thieves

"la la la la, la la la la
la la la la, maybe this will be the one"

does it all come to this?
where's the fairy tale she missed
with the prince and the seven dwarves
gathered all around her
Track Name: Glory Hallelujah
so you try and try
to say all the right things
but it's just no good

and it makes no sense
to keep the pretense up
even if you could

oh love
you can lay your troubles down
lay them all on me...

glory, glory
hallelujah
coming close i heard her say
goodbye baby
hardly knew ya
i'm picking up my angel wings

all the pain and tears
can't take away the love
that i feel right now

but the words you speak
while you're asleep
betray the lies somehow

oh love
you can lay your troubles down
lay them all on me...

glory, glory
hallelujah
it's not too hard to figure out
everything that i gave to ya
was nothing you can't do without

oh love
you can lay your troubles down
lay them all on me
(no it's not too heavy, i can take it)

glory, glory
hallelujah
coming close i heard her say
goodbye baby
hardly knew ya
i'm picking up my angel wings

glory, glory
hallelujah
it's not too hard to figure out
everything that i gave to ya
was nothing you can't do without

glory, glory
hallelujah
all around you angels sing
thought that i could see right through ya
but loving you's another thing...
Track Name: What's Good
oh baby, you're nearly crazy
and you don't know what to do
you gave your heart, and all the best parts
brought all your secrets into view

where you went wrong
i couldn't tell you
but something's got to give
before you fall

if it was in a song
that i could sing you
i'd sing it loud enough
to keep you from dreaming

oh, still i say,
what's good is good for everyone
did i see your face against the setting sun?
you said you weren't long for this world
you won't feel the same tomorrow
won't feel the same tomorrow

and where you now roam
is a desert
but the sunlight is the beast
that warms your soul

and what you call home
is not worth the effort
but it's comfort enough
to keep you in hiding

oh, still i say,
what's good is good for everyone
did i see your face against the setting sun?
you said you weren't long for this world
you won't feel the same tomorrow
won't feel the same tomorrow

oh baby
you're still waiting
and a little time
is all you need

you want someone
to come running
but the castle's quiet
and the white knight's asleep and...

oh, still i say,
what's good is good for everyone
did i see your face against the setting sun?
you said you weren't long for this world
you won't feel the same tomorrow
won't feel the same

oh, still i say,
what's good is good for everyone
did i see your face against the setting sun?
you said you weren't long for this world
you won't feel the same tomorrow
won't feel the same tomorrow
Track Name: Waiting on Love
lord i feel forsaken
and i betrayed you too
my pounding heart of darkness
has beat me black and blue

i've built a home around me
where angels fear to tread
and i've laid my weary head down
in the valley of the dead

now when i feel so dirty
did you let me down?
my indiscretions painted
all over town

and the scarlet pain won't leave me
without some place to go
so take me on your shoulders, baby
lead me on back home

i'm waiting on love
to heal my soul
waiting on love
to take control

i've crawled through my deep darkness
down in a hole
and battled all my demons
that are raging for my soul

but sometimes i confess
i don't even want to resist
and i feel just like Judas
pining for a kiss

i'm waiting on love
it's what i need
waiting on love
to heal my disease

waiting on the thunder
waiting on the rain
waiting for the wonder
waiting for my change

and i believe my heart
love walked the streets
with worn hands,
weary eyes
and dirty feet

i'm waiting on love
to call my name
waiting on love
to take my shame

and after a cold december
spring will surely come
but oh, i'm so hungry
for the light of the sun

(it's been a long time coming...)
Track Name: Big Mistake
mister i don't want to think about tomorrow
i've seen enough today to make me drown
and what you call so logical and easy
makes me tremble
and i'm so very scared for falling down

still i don't want to make no trouble
i don't want to be the rebel soul
and i'm trying to work this out
but as best as i can understand it
i'm gonna end up all alone

cuz i got this one thing
that's in between us
it's all i see now,
it's all around
and the empty altar calls
but i think i'll ride my big mistake
all the way down

in innocence she could lead me to water
and all the things that could be mine
but underneath her white
are the bone and blood that struggle with my need
to be reconciled

so i don't think this is gonna be so easy
i don't think it's gonna be a happy day
when i come calling
ready with my sticks and stones and
she's not home to play

cuz i got this one thing
that's in between us
it's all i see now,
it's all around
and the empty altar calls
but i think i'll ride my big mistake
all the way down