2018

Because We Had To

2016

The 502s EP

February 2024 Single

Perfect Portrait of Young Love

2023

Pure Serotonin EP

2023

Stories to Tell EP

2022

Just Another EP EP

February 2024 Single

Perfect Portrait of Young Love

2023

Pure Serotonin EP

2023

Stories to Tell EP

2022

Just Another EP EP

2021

Could It Get Better Than This

2020

Magdalene (Live)

2018

Because We Had To

2016

The 502s EP

2021

Could It Get Better Than This

2020

Magdalene (Live)

2018

Because We Had To

2016

The 502s EP

2021

Could It Get Better Than This

2020

Magdalene (Live)

2018

Because We Had To

2016

The 502s EP

Perfect Portrait of Young Love (2024)

Perfect Portrait of Young Love

You were wearing white under a sunset
Jokingly smoked a candy cigarette and
You smiled at me when you rolled your eyes
Something ‘bout you has me mesmerized

Kissed your freckles in the summer
We got in trouble, but it was fun
We’d oversleep every Saturday
You always seem to get your way

She’s got long hair
Nice hips in a sundress
Kissed me on the cheek
with her Coca-Cola chapstick
Her skin’s sun kissed
God blessed the girl

(That was really good)

She’s sweeter than the honey in her tea
More peaceful than the branch of an olive tree
She loves to lounge in her underwear
Somehow makes friends everywhere
She’s the only woman in my dreams
The start of all my memories
She’s the perfect portrait of young love
And I’m just her lucky tag along

She’s got long hair
Nice hips in a sundress
Kissed me on the cheek
with her Coca-Cola chapstick
Her skin’s sun kissed
God blessed the girl

It may sound strange
But she makes every ounce of pain feel like it wasn’t in vain
One things for sure
God blessed the girl

(get it Joe damn baby let’s go!!)

She’s got long hair
Nice hips in a sundress
Kissed me on the cheek
with her Coca-Cola chapstick
Her skin’s sun kissed
God blessed the girl

Pure Serotonin EP (2023)

Summer Wind

There’s a summer wind blowing
Yeah it’s pure serotonin
Got a Lumineers’ beat flowing through my heart
There ain’t a better feeling
Than being with you singing
The songs that we know by heart

Karaoke on your birthday
Thought that you were gonna kill me
Signed you up to serenade us at the bar
Honey there ain’t a better feeling
Than being with you singing
The songs that we know by heart

Oh
I love it all
You turn it up
and I start singing along
Oh
I love it all

There’s a summer wind blowing
Yeah it’s pure serotonin
Got a Lumineers beat flowing through my heart
Honey there ain’t a better feeling
Than being with you singing
The songs that we know by heart

Oh
I love it all
You turn it up
and I start singing along
Oh
I love it all
x2

We were sitting in the kitchen
Daydreaming, reminiscing
Didn’t care who was listening at all

When life takes us separate ways, one thing remains the songs that we know by heart
If life takes us separate ways, my love won’t change
You’ll always be in my heart

Oh
I love it all
You turn it up
and I start singing along
Oh
I love it all
x2

All Summer (Where You Gonna Be?)

Tell me where you gonna be this summer
Cuz I want you right here in my arms
Bonfires on the beach
Dancing in our bare feet
Setting fireworks off in my heart

I’ll take you out under moonlight
Pull an all night
Beachside soirée
Drinking cabernet
Soaking in the sunrise
Living our life in the best kind of way
Even with tired eyes
We both see paradise
We’ll just keep smiling
Let it all come our way

Oh yeah
Ah Alright

Tell me where you gonna be this summer
Cuz I want you right here in my arms
Bonfires on the beach
Dancing in our bare feet
Setting fireworks off in my heart

Ay yi yi All summer
Ay yi yi All night
Ay yi yi All summer
Ay yi yi All alright

Heading down to the ocean
With a potion
That makes it all fade away
There’s no time
Like the present
And no wrong way
To find the right place
Put the world away
Enjoy the lazy days
We’ll keep smiling
Let it all come our way

Oh yeah
Alright

(Alright, alright, alright)

Tell me where you gonna be this summer
Cuz I want you right here in my arms
Bonfires on the beach
Dancing in our bare feet
Setting fireworks off in my heart

Tell me where you gonna be this summer
Cuz I want you right here in my arms
Bonfires on the beach
Dancing in our bare feet
Setting fireworks off in my heart

Ay yi yi All summer
Ay yi yi All night
Ay yi yi All summer
Ay yi yi All alright
Ay yi yi All alright

Skinny Dipping and Mimosas

Went to Chicago
Flew out to LA
We spent a night in Atlanta
Went and watched the Braves
Got drunk in Boston
High as the Empire State
I’ll trade sunburns over city views any day

Just let me know when you’re ready to go
Turn the keys, and drive towards the coast
I wanna bring the cooler
But forget our clothes

Skinny dipping and mimosas, you and me
go together like the ocean and the breeze
I’ve been all around the world, honey all I need
Is skinny dipping and mimosas, you and me

Flew out to London
Drank pints in pubs and
I’ll never forget the night I got lucky in Dublin
Biking hand and hand
Through Amsterdam
I’ll trade sunburns over city any day now

Just let me know when you’re ready to go
We can turn the keys, and head toward the coast
I wanna pack the cooler
But forget our clothes

Skinny dipping and mimosas, you and me
go together like the ocean and the breeze
I’ve been all around the world, honey all I need
Is skinny dipping and mimosas, you and me

Skinny dipping and mimosas, you and me
go together like the ocean and the breeze
I’ve been all around the world, honey all I need
Is skinny dipping and mimosas, you and me

Went to Chicago
Flew out to LA
We spent a night in Atlanta
Went and watched the Braves
Got drunk in Boston
High as the Empire State
I’ll trade sunburns over city views any day

Pretty Girl

I was sitting in my car
Alone in my head
Has any decision I’ve ever made
Really ever made sense
They say I’m following a path
But maybe I need a little redirect to keep me on track

She’s the reason I let go of all of the bad
And the reason I hold hope in the palm of my hand
I’m not saying that it’s easy to let go of the past
But a pretty girl can fix anything bad

I’ve seen first hand how fortune can be flipped on its head
I went from crying all night
To binge watching Shrek in bed with you at 5 AM
Making waffles in the morning just like they said

She’s the reason I let go of all of the bad
And the reason I hold hope in the palm of my hand
I’m not saying that it’s easy to move on from the past
But a pretty girl can fix anything bad

I know this to be true, I do

There’s a beauty in love
It makes me believe
Tomorrow will be better
One day you’ll see
I used to think that love was a game
But I don’t anymore
She proved I can change

She’s the reason I let go of all of the bad
And the reason I hold hope in the palm of my hand
I’m not saying that it’s easy to move on from the past
But a pretty girl can fix anything bad

Lord have mercy
Hallelujah
Sing it loud, amen
A pretty girl can fix anything bad

Postcards

I like to think she got all of the postcards that I sent her from the beach
And she must’ve lost her phone cuz she never answers when it rings

I could’ve sworn the night we met planned a trip down to the Florida Keys
But my last call recollection is really what it ought to be

Now I’ve got palm trees, and sunscreen, and little fish nibbling at my feet
And even though she didn’t show
I went ahead and ordered up 2 drinks

I could pack it up and leave
But this ocean view is better than therapy
Now I’m stress and worry free
Life here’s how it ought to be
Day and night
I’m alright

So long I’m wishing that you were here
I’ll send you all a postcard
I’m gonna stay another year

So long, I’m feeling so at home
I’ll send you all a postcard
I’m right where I belong

I lost my room key
And my koozie
But I’m happy as a clam
I stumbled with bare feet
down the beach
Now I’m laying in sand

 

I think to think the greater good has brought me exactly where I am
But if I’m being honest
I think dumb luck has helped me out again
Whatever comes my way, I’ll be ok
So long as I’m surrounded by my friends
So bartender fire the blender up
Let’s run it back again

I could pack it up and leave
But these Mai Tais work better than therapy
Now I’m stress and worry free
Life here’s how it ought to be
Day and night
I’m alright

So long I’m wishing that you were here
I’ll send you all a postcard
I’m gonna stay a few more years
So long, I’ve never coming at home
I’ll send you all a postcard
From right where I belong

So long I’m wishing you were here
I’ll send you all a postcard
I’m gonna stay all my years
So long, I’m never coming home
I hope you got one of my postcards
I’m right where I belong

Summertime Singalong Vibe (Acoustic)

I was sitting in the backseat
just singing Bohemian Rhapsody
Caught up in a melody
Hey now, baby take a look you’ll see
That you don’t need much at all
It’s who you’re with not where you are
And all we
really get is today

 

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pocket
but I’m young and I can rock and roll

I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

Dancing but we don’t know how to dance
Laughing at our jokes before they’re said
Eating at late night diners and drive thrus
We all do it
Fortune cookie says I should take a chance
And I think I may, because I cannot stand not knowing if I lived like I could

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pocket
but I’m young and I can rock and roll
I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

In my head life’s the best it’s even been and
All my best friends are crazy just like me
Ain’t it how it’s supposed to be

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pocket
but I’m young and I can rock and roll

I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

Stories To Tell (2023)

Inside Joke

There’s a shine in your eyes tonight
You got a funny little throwback smile
There’s a feeling that can’t be beat
When you’re young and you’re living off of your belief

Oh yeah
It starts off as a commotion baby
You try then your feelings get rolling, baby
I hope that you’re feeling like I’m feeling
Cause
I’m feeling for the first time
Like I am free

Hair down, care down
Put your windows up
I jump, I fall
I was always enough
You tell me stories
But you made ‘em up
That’s a-ok
I was always enough

There’s a fire in your eyes tonight
You got a funny little throwback smile
There’s a feeling that can’t be beat
When you’re young and you’re living off of your belief

Friday Night

Not gonna waste another Friday night
staring out my windows and planning out my life
No, I know I was meant for more than wasting time
Thinking bout it lately
Thinking time it’s maybe I

Go and see the northern lights
Up in the sky
Gonna live my life the way I want and smile
Everything I want is coming round in time

I’ll throw my plans out
You let your hair down
Good god my love
Don’t you know we’re young right now
All the doubts living in your head
kick em out babe
Tonight we live

Not gonna tell you what you want
Gonna tell you what you need
Doesn’t matter where you go
Let your heart always lead
Oh yeah
Hell yeah
My past don’t scare
Me anymore
It’s who I am

I’ll throw my plans out
You let your hair down
Good god my love
Don’t you know we’re young right now
All the doubts living in your head
kick em out babe
Tonight we live

Take my hand
Take this chance
Don’t you know that we’re young and dancing
All the plans
In my head
Where you’re at girl is where I’m happy

Backstage in Glasgow

I was traveling the world
Smiling for the girls
Laughing at the list of the things
I’d seen
And still
It seemed
I needed
Someone I could share my dream with

It was a shot in the dark
I didn’t know where to start
I was ready to love
But no one spoke to my heart
And then on a Tuesday
I bumped into you

I take you Backstage in Glasgow
The crowd makes me smile
But not like your laugh does
your laughter was filling my ears
(Now your pictures on my phone as my backdrop)
I take you backstage in Glasgow
You promised you’d love me
Forever and always
backstage in Glasgow

All of the eyes are on me now
I’m laughing how I’m glued to you though
It’s true oh
It’s you

I take you Backstage in Glasgow
The crowd makes me smile
But not like your laugh does
laughter was filling my ears
Whoa
I take you backstage in Glasgow
You promised you’d love me
Forever and always
backstage in Glasgow

(Oh,oh,oh,oh!)

I take you Backstage in Glasgow
The crowd makes me smile
But not like your laugh does
your laughter was filling my ears
Whoa
I take you backstage in Glasgow
You promised you’d love me
Forever and always
backstage in Glasgow

I take you Backstage in Glasgow

Carolina

Well my love is gone, gone
My love is gone
She went back to Seattle like she said she would
We were lovers once when we were young
And I can’t help but think we did it wrong

We were so in love when we were young
But time moves on, you fall out of touch
That’s the way it goes
But when they leave, they don’t really go

Carolina on my mind
I don’t suppose you think of me
I saw your mom last week
I don’t know why I thought she’d remember me
All the time I close my eyes I go back through memories
There’s some good ones
And some bad ones
And some ones I can’t repeat

Well we all move on, on
That’s the way we’re born
And what we have becomes what once was
But I pretend not to know
Cuz I never really liked letting go

Carolina on my mind
I don’t suppose you think of me
I saw your mom last week
I don’t know why I thought she’d remember me
All the time I close my eyes I go back through memories
There’s some good ones
And some bad ones
And some ones I can’t repeat

All the days and nights
That crossed my mind
I think of how we shared our life
But thank god for the memories
In my mind I’ll always keep

Stories to Tell

VERSE 1 & 2 – ED
I bought my first floral shirt off a thrift rack
Then I bought 5 more and I called my friends
I said hey there fellas let’s get in the van
Let’s drive to out of town
And be in a band

So then I started moving
Then I started grooving
Then I learned you didn’t have to know what you were doing
Fake it til you make was the name of the game
Until faking turned to living out a whole dang dream
You see we sing from the heart
And we play that way too
And I promise you all, that’s what I’ll always do
Everyone I love is standing in this room
And everyone I love’s just singing this tune

Cause We might get lost
We’ll definitely grow old
We’ll but never get tired of the thrill of it all
if we get lucky
We’ll have a great story to tell

VERSE 3 – MATT

First time I ever rocked a sold out show
I just kept thinking how could this be so
A little guy like me
from north of Milwaukee
Finally believing
That it’s good to be me

Cuz when the crowd starts matching me note for note
There is power in my fingers
And I know this is home
There’s Love all around
It’s filling up my soul
I love y’all for always getting out of control

We might get lost
We’ll definitely grow old
But never get tired of the thrill of it all
if we get lucky
We’ll have a great story to tell

VERSE 4 – SEAN
Drummers don’t really get to sing in the band
But tonight’s your lucky night
Because here I am
I’m looking at you people
I’m trying not to cry
You’re the living definition of
“Enjoy the Ride”

Lately I’ve been thinking
The life that I’ve been leading
It’s one that I have always been dreaming of
Following my heart
Mixing in the groove
My life is now a never ending feel good tune

We might get lost
We’ll definitely grow old
But We’ll never get tired of the thrill of it all
if we get lucky
We’ll have a great story to tell

VERSE 5 – JAKE

It’s pretty fun to be in a good looking band
and to be standing here tonight with these good looking fans
There’s kindness in your hearts
Smiles reaching far
You even have our lyrics tattooed on your arms

I said it’s crazy
maybe
It’s all meant to be
And everything I want is coming to me
I said it’s crazy
Maybe
I’ve learned believe
That everything I need is coming to me

We might get lost
We’ll definitely grow old
But We’ll never get tired of the thrill of it all
if we get lucky
We’ll have a great story to tell

VERSE 6 – NICK

Country Roads take me home
I’ve been singing that song since the day I was born
Country roads take me home
Smiling each day but looking for more
Now Country Roads, Take Me Home
Is the song that I sing as I travel the world
Country roads take me home
Man it feels good to be where I belong

VERSE 7 – JOE

Before this family
I was nothing but a ramblin’ man
Now I stand here
In awe of all I have
Can I get a hallelujah
Sing it from the rafters to ya
Good, bad
I understand
Lord I’m a lucky man
We’re all lucky, man

Genevieve (The Whistle Song)

Geni went wild at 17
Got a tattoo down in Joshua tree
Oh yeah
Hell yeah
My past still scares me
But I smile when I think of what I can be

Lie in bed until 1 PM
And dream of the life that I’m meant to live
Hell yeah
My past still scares me
But I’ve learning it doesn’t define me

Genevieve I can’t heal your heartache
Better days aren’t far away
nothing ever lasts
Good or bad it passes
Tomorrow’s a lifetime of chances
Genevieve I can’t heal your heartache
Better days aren’t far away
nothing ever lasts
Good or bad it passes
Tomorrow’s a lifetime of chances

Take each day and the hope it brings
Give yourself back your inner peace
Hell yeah
follow your heart
Then you’ll leave just who you are

Genevieve I can’t heal your heartache
Better days aren’t far away
nothing ever lasts
Good or bad it passes
Tomorrow’s a lifetime of chances

When you’re walking through your life with a broken heart
Just remember there’s a reason you’re where you are
nothing ever lasts
Good or bad it passes
Tomorrow’s a lifetime of chances

Just Another EP (2022)

Just Another Song

Well you always looked good in a Polaroid
And I’ve still got that one tucked back in my mind
From late July

So tell me what you believe in
I can change what I believe in, too
If it means that I won’t lose

But if you’re looking for love, wait and you’ll find me
Hiding in the shade of a memory
Come on give me all your love like gasoline
So hot
I wait so long, I wait so long
Why you want to let it all go right now?
Why you want to let it all just slip out?
I don’t even know what you’re talking about
I don’t even know what you’re talking about

Remember the melted ice cream cones?
Been so long honey, been so long
Remember the Beach Boys greatest hits
Been so long honey, been so long
Remember the first time that we kissed and you bushed and then said
That you’re never like this?

But if you’re looking for love, wait and you’ll find me
Hiding in the shade of a memory
Come on give me all your love like gasoline
So hot
I wait so long, I wait so long
Why you want to let it all go right now?
Why you want to let it all just slip out?
I don’t even know what you’re talking about
I don’t even know what you’re talking about

Sooner or later it all shuts off
The music dies, and silence fills my thoughts
Georgia’s gone, and I’m still what I was
And she’s just another song

But if you’re looking for love, wait and you’ll find me
Hiding in the shade of a memory
Come on give me all your love like gasoline
So hot
I wait so long, I wait so long
Why you want to let it all go right now?
Why you want to let it all just slip out?
I don’t even know what you’re talking about
I don’t even know what you’re talking about

Dance Til (Legs)

Well my legs get weak and I get a good feeling inside
When the night is young, and I know it’s gonna be a good time
I’ve got 20/20 vision
And one thing on my mind
You and me, some tunes, and a bottle of wine

I just wanna dance til my legs fall off
I just wanna love you girl til you’re exhausted
If you wanna dance, baby we can dance
I just wanna love you girl until you’re exhausted

We can sleep in tomorrow, til 1 PM
And if we sleep a little longer that’s A-ok
You know I need my beauty rest
I’ve been working all week
No way I’m going home right now
So kick off your shoes, show me how to get down

I just wanna dance til my legs fall off
I just wanna love you girl til you’re exhausted
If you wanna dance, baby we can dance
I just wanna love you girl until you’re exhausted

I just wanna dance til my legs fall off
I just wanna love you girl til you’re exhausted
If you wanna dance, baby we can dance
I just wanna love you girl until you’re exhausted

I just wanna dance til my legs fall off
I just wanna love you girl til you’re exhausted
If you wanna dance, baby we can dance
I just wanna love you girl until you’re exhausted

Waves

When you think of love, do you think of me?
Do you think of sunshine and memories?
Do you think of driving to the beach in my Jeep playing fast car loud?
Sun on your body
Sun on your face
Sun in my heart from the way you make me smile child
Soaking up the good times now

Got me feeling like a love struck puppy
Like a kid with a two scoop sundae
Like a dreamer who’d dreamed enough to be WHERE I wanted to be
Everybody’s always looking for proof
But me I just jumped because I knew
And I landed in love with you, with you

When you think of love, do you think of me?
Do you think of sunshine and memories?
Do you think of driving to the beach in my Jeep playing fast car loud?
Sun on your body
Sun on your face
Sun in my heart from the way you make me smile child
Soaking up the good times now

Just singing

La da da da da da x6

Got me feeling like a love struck puppy
Like a kid with a two scoop sundae
Like a dreamer who’d dreamed enough to be WHERE I wanted to be
Everybody’s always looking for proof
But me I just jumped because I knew
And I landed in love with you, with you

When you think of love, do you think of me?
Do you think of sunshine and memories?
Do you think of driving to the beach in my Jeep playing fast car loud?
Sun on your body
Sun on your face
Sun in my heart from the way you make me smile child
Soaking up the good times now

Just singing out

La da da da da da x6

Hey Julia

You were talking to me
You were keeping it clean
You were looking at the night with those big brown eyes
Van Morrison
Singing every chorus of Moondance
Baby, hey baby, what a marvelous night

Fix your hair up pretty
It’s a perfect night to fall in love in the city
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey

Pet talking
Heart stopping
Like a French girl oo-la-la-ing
Good luck charm, just stuck it in my pocket
Middle of the day
Just laughing to myself hey hey

Fix your hair up pretty
It’s a perfect night to fall in love in the city
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey

Fix your hair up pretty
It’s a perfect night to fall in love in the city
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey

And oh my god, there I go again
Get ahead of myself, telling all my friends
I’ve got a good feeling about this

Fix your hair up pretty
It’s a perfect night to fall in love in the city
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey
Hey Julia, hey

Could It Get Better Than This (2021)

Just A Little While

Late nights in a wild town
We go out, roaming around
Holding your hair in my hand
Friday nights felt like they’d never end
You were Miss Hollywood
I was your chic chauffeur
Take you where you want to go
Get you there, nice and slow
You look up at me from your back seat
With that same old grin

And I said
Wait just a little while
And tell me where you’ve been
I’ve been staying up at night
Thinking about it
And it’s been oh so long
That I’ve been feeling like this
And I know that I’ve never been more sure

We went to the cinema
And you wore your shades inside
I couldn’t stop laughing, when you put on mine
And knocked that drink from my hand onto the floor
And then ran to Theater 8, and you hid behind the door
You look up at me from your back seat
With that same old grin

And I said
Wait just a little while
And tell me where you’ve been
I’ve been staying up at night
Thinking about it
And it’s been oh so long
That I’ve been feeling like this
And I know that I’ve never been more sure

Tell me what you want, what you really want
Tell me what you need, what you want to believe
I’ve got the soul, and you’ve got to know
That together we have everything
My time was dim
My love was gone
My life was thin
Then you walked in

And I said
Wait just a little while
And tell me where you’ve been
I’ve been staying up at night
Thinking about it
And it’s been oh so long
That I’ve been feeling like this
And I know that I’ve never been more sure

I KEEP ROLLING

Sipping on a dollar AriZona Tea
Tastes like the way things should always be
Losing to my sister at Monopoly
Every time, it happens to me

First comes just one big idea
It’s a little crazy but it starts to feel
Kinda right ,Kinda real
Kinda like it was meant to be

I don’t wanna know
I don’t have a doubt about it
I don’t wanna hear
I don’t have a fear about
All of my dreams coming true

I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep strollin
Time don’t stop
So I keep going

Put your hands up in the air
You said, “We’re all robbers here
Stealing as much time as we can”
Oh I never ever want this night to end

I might go when I’m 95
Hell, I might get gone tonight
But if I waste my days, then I waste my life
And if I waste my life, that’s just not right

I don’t wanna know
I don’t have a doubt about it
I don’t wanna hear
I don’t have a fear about
All of my dreams coming true

I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep strolling
Time don’t stop
So I keep going
In my days I have fun
I’ve got rabbit in my blood
I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going

(Bridge)

I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep shaking
I’m just bringing home that bacon
In my days I have fun
I’ve got rabbit in my blood
I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I won’t stop
Oh I’ll keep going
I’m John Wayne
I just gallop
I don’t even need a saddle
I’ve got better moves than Elvis
If he was here then he would tell us
Turn it up
Sing along
Let’s just make our lives a song
Pack your back up Double As
If you want to keep my pace
Cuz I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep strolling
Time don’t stop
So I keep going
I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I’ll keep rolling
Oh I’ll keep rolling

FEELS GOOD TO BE ME

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

Well I wake up each morning
And I know my truths
And I kinda like knowing when the sun comes through
That I don’t have to pretend to be someone else

I can sing, I can dance, I can laugh, I can cry
But I only get one chance to live this life
I’m taking each day slow as it comes

I’ve got five years down
And zero to go
I’ve got two thousand miles of open road
Ready, willing, running, and waiting for me

I’ve got family, friends with a whole lot of love
And my mama always told me that I always belong
If I remember one thing
I might just be alright

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

I get high
I get low
I get tired
I get told
That it might be better if I stayed at home (so boring)

I want to be lost
I don’t wanna get found
I just wanna go out and wander around
Spend the night with a bottle of booze and a beautiful girl

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

Magdalene

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be gone by the time of the end of this song
There goes the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

Ok, I guess I’m a fool for hire
I know, I know I saw all the signs
It never is enough to be almost in love
And if we keep pretending then we’re wasting our lives
So keep the shirts I left at your place
They’ll do nothing for me now except dress me in pain
I know, I know that love is a game
But if I keep losing, I don’t want to play

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be gone by the time of the end of this song
There goes the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

And I could wait around just playing my part
Laughing at the tattoos left on my heart
I’m no good at good, I’m no good at goodbye
Oh Magdalene, why even try

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be fine by the time of the end of this song
So long to the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

Viola Sororia

You’re out to dinner celebrating
I’m home alone contemplating
Why I lost your love long ago
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?

It’s been three years since we spoke
And how you’re doing now, I don’t know
But I still care and I probably always will
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?

I can’t remember my mother’s maiden name
Or where I’m parked when I’m searching in the rain
I woke this morning though and I knew that it was your birthday
Try as I may the little memories remain

Maybe you’ll hear this, maybe you won’t
Maybe you’ve already heard some of the songs that I wrote
They’re all about you and I hope that you know
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
I’m not wrong for not completely letting go

Hi There, Hello

I’ve been down to San Antone
And it’s where I sold my soul
And I’ve been back, a time or two
And there’s things that I won’t do

I remember everything
From back when we were young
When what you said
Was what you did
Can it be that way again?

I can’t help but tell you this
That there’s days that I do miss

Back down the road we were told
There was a home that we used to know

Come on love take me back, take me down
Take me down to the alley
Where we first met
In the midnight sweats
Oh Lord just give me soul
Give me heart
Give me all you’ve got
Take me back to the start
Back to when we were young
Give me one more night

Back down the road we were told
There was a home that we used to know
Back down the road we were told
That Mother Mary saved our souls

Hi there, hello
Won’t you come around
Take me back down to the alleyway
Where we roamed?

Hi there, hello
Won’t you take me back, take me back
Where’ve you been?

Oh Lord sing back
Oh Lord sing back

Give me a Coca-cola and The 502s
On the radio

Bad Haircuts

I want to hear your stories from childhood
See all of the pictures of your bad haircuts
I want to talk about your kindergarten crush
We can talk all night, you can pick about what

I want to know what you like and more
Where were you born?
What’s your least favorite chore?
Do you like peanut butter crunchy or smooth?
Margaritas or wine?
If you had to choose (or both)

Maybe I’m jumping the gun
Maybe I’m moving to fast
I’m probably saying to much
I tend to do that
Maybe I misread your signs
And maybe I’m out of my mind
But what if my heart isn’t wrong?

Where were you when you got your first kiss?
Are you the favorite child to your parents?
Favorite movie?
Biggest regret?
What are you hoping for, to get on this Christmas?
Where do you want to go?
What’s your biggest dream?
If you had it all just who would you be?
And last, but not least
If you could pick anything, what would your superpower be?

Maybe I’m jumping the gun
Maybe I’m moving to fast
I’m probably saying to much
I tend to do that
Maybe I misread your signs
And maybe I’m out of my mind
But what if my heart isn’t wrong?
And this is right where I belong

Summertime Songalong Vibe

I was sitting in the backseat just singing Bohemian Rhapsody
Caught up in a melody
Hey now, baby take a look you’ll see
That you don’t need much at all
It’s who you’re with not where you are
And all I really need it today

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pockets by I’m young and I can rock and roll
I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

Dancing but we don’t know how to dance
Laughing at our jokes before they’re said
Eating at late night diners and drive thrus
We all do it
Fortune cookie says I should take a chance
And I think I may, because I cannot stand not knowing if I lived like I could

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pockets by I’m young and I can rock and roll
I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

In my head life’s the best it’s even been and
All my best friends are crazy just like me
Ain’t it how it’s supposed to be

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pockets by I’m young and I can rock and roll
I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

Leading Lady

Let that platinum record play
Like it did last holiday
We both danced as Whitney sang

Who cares if anybody knows my name
Or if I get a star on the walk of fame?
I’ve never even been in a limousine
Turns out there’s more important things!

I kinda like being your star
I kinda like you as my leading lady
I kinda hope you always are
And I hope you always are

I talked too much
When I first met you for lunch
And the nerves in my belly made my heart
Stop! Go! Stop! go!

Now I’m feeling like a king
Royalty, and you’re my queen
Is this all just make believe?
Stop! Go! Stop! Go! Stop! Go! Stop! Go!

I kinda like being your star
I kinda like you as my leading lady
I kinda hope you always are
And I hope you always are

Felt like a scene I’d watch when my parents left the room
When you laid down next to me in bed last June
I still remember being tangled up in you
And in the morning, was the first time that I
Felt like I was falling in
As I could hear you calling me
And I remember thinking it
But trying not to feel it
Cause maybe, yes it’s scaring me
You’re everything I want, you see?
And I don’t want to mess this all up

I kinda like being your star
I kinda like you as my leading lady
I kinda hope you always are
And I hope you always are
And I hope you always are

And I hope you always are

Viola Sororia

You’re out to dinner celebrating
I’m home alone contemplating
Why I lost your love long ago
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?

It’s been three years since we spoke
And how you’re doing now, I don’t know
But I still care and I probably always will
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?

I can’t remember my mother’s maiden name
Or where I’m parked when I’m searching in the rain
I woke this morning though and I knew that it was your birthday
Try as I may the little memories remain

Maybe you’ll hear this, maybe you won’t
Maybe you’ve already heard some of the songs that I wrote
They’re all about you and I hope that you know
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
I’m not wrong for not completely letting go.

Midas

Dancing in my head
Awake at 2 AM
Singing off-key to the rhythm of every song
I can feel it still
And sure as time goes by
You waltzed into mine
A little light in the corner of my world

And there’s a beauty in the things I can’t control
And I can feel where your touch turned me to gold

Remember the magic in the stories we told?
When we were young and thought we’d never grow old?
We can always find a way back

I’d go back to Christmas morning
Take a walk around the past
Share one more little phone call, have one more little laugh
And I’ve been here before, a conversation like a chorus
When we sang hallelujah louder than anyone’s ever sang anything before

Remember the magic in the stories we told?
When we were young and thought we’d never grow old?

Everybody wants a little magic in their life
And I’m thankful, that for me, you’ve been that light

Remember the magic in the stories we told?
When we were young and thought we’d never grow old?
Show me a game and I can win you the gold.

You Belong

Take a look at our lives
Take a look all around
Take a look where you’re standing
This family is blessed to be doing the things that we’re doing right now
Oh but if we had nothing, we’ll we’d still have each other
And that’s all that counts
I’d be happy with nothing more than a little bit of time
And to spend it with my people singing late into the night

So cheers to the future
Cheers to the past
Cheers to the pain
And cheers to the laughs
Toast all the times that it all just goes wrong
See those are the best nights of them all
So sing hallelujah
Do the best that you can
And you’ll be surprised to see where you land
It turns out ok in the end just so you know

Throw your arms around your neighbor my dear
There’s good times, good vibes, and good people near
You outta take a look around
And maybe then it’s clear
There’s no better place to standing than here
I hear love songs everyday in my head
And I’m singing along
But everyone has got a place they belong
So just breathe a minute
Slow down my mind a minute
There’s a whole lot of living left to unwind
We’ll get there in time

All along we had it all x4
Through the heartbreak
Through the mistakes
Through the times that we thought we were victims of fate
All the days that we felt we were moving to slow
There were things at work and we didn’t even know
Caught up in a minute
Caught up in our heads
Never really knowing if or where we fit
Something here inside is telling me I’m fine
Something here inside of me knows I’ll be alright so

Cheers to the future
Cheers to the past
Cheers to the pain
And cheers to the laughs
Toast all the times that it all just goes wrong
See those are the best nights of them all
So sing hallelujah
Do the best that you can
And you’ll be surprised to see where you land
It turns out ok in the end just so you know

Cheers to the future
Cheers to the past
Cheers to the pain
And cheers to the laughs
I toast all the times that it all just goes wrong
See those are the best nights of them all
So sing hallelujah
Do the best that you can
And you’ll be surprised to see where you land
It turns out ok in the end just so you know

Magdalene – Live (2020)

Magdalene

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be gone by the time of the end of this song
There goes the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

Ok, I guess I’m a fool for hire
I know, I know I saw all the signs
It never is enough to be almost in love
And if we keep pretending then we’re wasting our lives
So keep the shirts I left at your place
They’ll do nothing for me now except dress me in pain
I know, I know that love is a game
But if I keep losing, I don’t want to play

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be gone by the time of the end of this song
There goes the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

And I could wait around just playing my part
Laughing at the tattoos left on my heart
I’m no good at good, I’m no good at goodbye
Oh Magdalene, why even try

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be fine by the time of the end of this song
So long to the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

Untitled Album 2 (2021)

Just A Little While

Late nights in a wild town
We go out, roaming around
Holding your hair in my hand
Friday nights felt like they’d never end
You were Miss Hollywood
I was your chic chauffeur
Take you where you want to go
Get you there, nice and slow
You look up at me from your back seat
With that same old grin

And I said
Wait just a little while
And tell me where you’ve been
I’ve been staying up at night
Thinking about it
And it’s been oh so long
That I’ve been feeling like this
And I know that I’ve never been more sure

We went to the cinema
And you wore your shades inside
I couldn’t stop laughing, when you put on mine
And knocked that drink from my hand onto the floor
And then ran to Theater 8, and you hid behind the door
You look up at me from your back seat
With that same old grin

And I said
Wait just a little while
And tell me where you’ve been
I’ve been staying up at night
Thinking about it
And it’s been oh so long
That I’ve been feeling like this
And I know that I’ve never been more sure

Tell me what you want, what you really want
Tell me what you need, what you want to believe
I’ve got the soul, and you’ve got to know
That together we have everything
My time was dim
My love was gone
My life was thin
Then you walked in

And I said
Wait just a little while
And tell me where you’ve been
I’ve been staying up at night
Thinking about it
And it’s been oh so long
That I’ve been feeling like this
And I know that I’ve never been more sure

Viola Sororia

You’re out to dinner celebrating
I’m home alone contemplating
Why I lost your love long ago
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?

It’s been three years since we spoke
And how you’re doing now, I don’t know
But I still care and I probably always will
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?

I can’t remember my mother’s maiden name
Or where I’m parked when I’m searching in the rain
I woke this morning though and I knew that it was your birthday
Try as I may the little memories remain

Maybe you’ll hear this, maybe you won’t
Maybe you’ve already heard some of the songs that I wrote
They’re all about you and I hope that you know
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
Am I wrong for not completely letting go?
I’m not wrong for not completely letting go

Hi There, Hello

I’ve been down to San Antone
And it’s where I sold my soul
And I’ve been back, a time or two
And there’s things that I won’t do

I remember everything
From back when we were young
When what you said
Was what you did
Can it be that way again?

I can’t help but tell you this
That there’s days that I do miss

Back down the road we were told
There was a home that we used to know

Come on love take me back, take me down
Take me down to the alley
Where we first met
In the midnight sweats
Oh Lord just give me soul
Give me heart
Give me all you’ve got
Take me back to the start
Back to when we were young
Give me one more night

Back down the road we were told
There was a home that we used to know
Back down the road we were told
That Mother Mary saved our souls

Hi there, hello
Won’t you come around
Take me back down to the alleyway
Where we roamed?

Hi there, hello
Won’t you take me back, take me back
Where’ve you been?

Oh Lord sing back
Oh Lord sing back

Give me a Coca-cola and The 502s
On the radio

Summertime Songalong Vibe

I was sitting in the backseat just singing Bohemian Rhapsody
Caught up in a melody
Hey now, baby take a look you’ll see
That you don’t need much at all
It’s who you’re with not where you are
And all I really need it today

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pockets by I’m young and I can rock and roll
I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

Dancing but we don’t know how to dance
Laughing at our jokes before they’re said
Eating at late night diners and drive thrus
We all do it
Fortune cookie says I should take a chance
And I think I may, because I cannot stand not knowing if I lived like I could

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pockets by I’m young and I can rock and roll
I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

In my head life’s the best it’s even been and
All my best friends are crazy just like me
Ain’t it how it’s supposed to be

Could it get better than this I don’t know
Could it get worse than this oh for sure
I’ve got no money in my pockets by I’m young and I can rock and roll
I’ve got all my friends just hanging out
I don’t need an excuse to get real loud
I’ve got that summertime singalong vibe

Midas

Dancing in my head
Awake at 2 AM
Singing off-key to the rhythm of every song
I can feel it still
And sure as time goes by
You waltzed into mine
A little light in the corner of my world

And there’s a beauty in the things I can’t control
And I can feel where your touch turned me to gold

Remember the magic in the stories we told?
When we were young and thought we’d never grow old?
We can always find a way back

I’d go back to Christmas morning
Take a walk around the past
Share one more little phone call, have one more little laugh
And I’ve been here before, a conversation like a chorus
When we sang hallelujah louder than anyone’s ever sang anything before

Remember the magic in the stories we told?
When we were young and thought we’d never grow old?

Everybody wants a little magic in their life
And I’m thankful, that for me, you’ve been that light

Remember the magic in the stories we told?
When we were young and thought we’d never grow old?
Show me a game and I can win you the gold.

Bad Haircuts

I want to hear your stories from childhood
See all of the pictures of your bad haircuts
I want to talk about your kindergarten crush
We can talk all night, you can pick about what

I want to know what you like and more
Where were you born?
What’s your least favorite chore?
Do you like peanut butter crunchy or smooth?
Margaritas or wine?
If you had to choose (or both)

Maybe I’m jumping the gun
Maybe I’m moving to fast
I’m probably saying to much
I tend to do that
Maybe I misread your signs
And maybe I’m out of my mind
But what if my heart isn’t wrong?

Where were you when you got your first kiss?
Are you the favorite child to your parents?
Favorite movie?
Biggest regret?
What are you hoping for, to get on this Christmas?
Where do you want to go?
What’s your biggest dream?
If you had it all just who would you be?
And last, but not least
If you could pick anything, what would your superpower be?

Maybe I’m jumping the gun
Maybe I’m moving to fast
I’m probably saying to much
I tend to do that
Maybe I misread your signs
And maybe I’m out of my mind
But what if my heart isn’t wrong?
And this is right where I belong

You Belong

Take a look at our lives
Take a look all around
Take a look where you’re standing
This family is blessed to be doing the things that we’re doing right now
Oh but if we had nothing, we’ll we’d still have each other
And that’s all that counts
I’d be happy with nothing more than a little bit of time
And to spend it with my people singing late into the night

So cheers to the future
Cheers to the past
Cheers to the pain
And cheers to the laughs
Toast all the times that it all just goes wrong
See those are the best nights of them all
So sing hallelujah
Do the best that you can
And you’ll be surprised to see where you land
It turns out ok in the end just so you know

Throw your arms around your neighbor my dear
There’s good times, good vibes, and good people near
You outta take a look around
And maybe then it’s clear
There’s no better place to standing than here
I hear love songs everyday in my head
And I’m singing along
But everyone has got a place they belong
So just breathe a minute
Slow down my mind a minute
There’s a whole lot of living left to unwind
We’ll get there in time

All along we had it all x4
Through the heartbreak
Through the mistakes
Through the times that we thought we were victims of fate
All the days that we felt we were moving to slow
There were things at work and we didn’t even know
Caught up in a minute
Caught up in our heads
Never really knowing if or where we fit
Something here inside is telling me I’m fine
Something here inside of me knows I’ll be alright so

Cheers to the future
Cheers to the past
Cheers to the pain
And cheers to the laughs
Toast all the times that it all just goes wrong
See those are the best nights of them all
So sing hallelujah
Do the best that you can
And you’ll be surprised to see where you land
It turns out ok in the end just so you know

Cheers to the future
Cheers to the past
Cheers to the pain
And cheers to the laughs
I toast all the times that it all just goes wrong
See those are the best nights of them all
So sing hallelujah
Do the best that you can
And you’ll be surprised to see where you land
It turns out ok in the end just so you know

Leading Lady

Let that platinum record play
Like it did last holiday
We both danced as Whitney sang

Who cares if anybody knows my name
Or if I get a star on the walk of fame?
I’ve never even been in a limousine
Turns out there’s more important things!

I kinda like being your star
I kinda like you as my leading lady
I kinda hope you always are
And I hope you always are

I talked too much
When I first met you for lunch
And the nerves in my belly made my heart
Stop! Go! Stop! go!

Now I’m feeling like a king
Royalty, and you’re my queen
Is this all just make believe?
Stop! Go! Stop! Go! Stop! Go! Stop! Go!

I kinda like being your star
I kinda like you as my leading lady
I kinda hope you always are
And I hope you always are

Felt like a scene I’d watch when my parents left the room
When you laid down next to me in bed last June
I still remember being tangled up in you
And in the morning, was the first time that I
Felt like I was falling in
As I could hear you calling me
And I remember thinking it
But trying not to feel it
Cause maybe, yes it’s scaring me
You’re everything I want, you see?
And I don’t want to mess this all up

I kinda like being your star
I kinda like you as my leading lady
I kinda hope you always are
And I hope you always are
And I hope you always are

And I hope you always are

Magdalene

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be gone by the time of the end of this song
There goes the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

Ok, I guess I’m a fool for hire
I know, I know I saw all the signs
It never is enough to be almost in love
And if we keep pretending then we’re wasting our lives
So keep the shirts I left at your place
They’ll do nothing for me now except dress me in pain
I know, I know that love is a game
But if I keep losing, I don’t want to play

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be gone by the time of the end of this song
There goes the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

And I could wait around just playing my part
Laughing at the tattoos left on my heart
I’m no good at good, I’m no good at goodbye
Oh Magdalene, why even try

And I could wait around just a little bit longer
I’ll be fine by the time of the end of this song
So long to the ghost of a girl I adored
Oh Magdalene

I KEEP ROLLING

Sipping on a dollar AriZona Tea
Tastes like the way things should always be
Losing to my sister at Monopoly
Every time, it happens to me

First comes just one big idea
It’s a little crazy but it starts to feel
Kinda right ,Kinda real
Kinda like it was meant to be

I don’t wanna know
I don’t have a doubt about it
I don’t wanna hear
I don’t have a fear about
All of my dreams coming true

I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep strollin
Time don’t stop
So I keep going

Put your hands up in the air
You said, “We’re all robbers here
Stealing as much time as we can”
Oh I never ever want this night to end

I might go when I’m 95
Hell, I might get gone tonight
But if I waste my days, then I waste my life
And if I waste my life, that’s just not right

I don’t wanna know
I don’t have a doubt about it
I don’t wanna hear
I don’t have a fear about
All of my dreams coming true

I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep strolling
Time don’t stop
So I keep going
In my days I have fun
I’ve got rabbit in my blood
I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going

(Bridge)

I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep shaking
I’m just bringing home that bacon
In my days I have fun
I’ve got rabbit in my blood
I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I won’t stop
Oh I’ll keep going
I’m John Wayne
I just gallop
I don’t even need a saddle
I’ve got better moves than Elvis
If he was here then he would tell us
Turn it up
Sing along
Let’s just make our lives a song
Pack your back up Double As
If you want to keep my pace
Cuz I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I don’t stop
No I keep going
I keep moving
I keep strolling
Time don’t stop
So I keep going
I keep rolling
I keep rolling
I’ll keep rolling
Oh I’ll keep rolling

FEELS GOOD TO BE ME

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

Well I wake up each morning
And I know my truths
And I kinda like knowing when the sun comes through
That I don’t have to pretend to be someone else

I can sing, I can dance, I can laugh, I can cry
But I only get one chance to live this life
I’m taking each day slow as it comes

I’ve got five years down
And zero to go
I’ve got two thousand miles of open road
Ready, willing, running, and waiting for me

I’ve got family, friends with a whole lot of love
And my mama always told me that I always belong
If I remember one thing
I might just be alright

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

I get high
I get low
I get tired
I get told
That it might be better if I stayed at home (so boring)

I want to be lost
I don’t wanna get found
I just wanna go out and wander around
Spend the night with a bottle of booze and a beautiful girl

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

Feels good to be me
Everytime I breathe
Everywhere I go
Well I always know
That I’m always me

Feels good to be free
Have the world at my feet
Everywhere I go
Well I always
That I’m always me

Because We Had To (2018)

Like My Father

I can’t help but be like my father
But I’ve never been in a place like this before
To watch his eyes fill with water
Two years to the day since he last saw my mother
And now that he lives here alone
Is the love they had all but gone
It’s better to have it and leave itfd
Then never to have it and need it at all

Is life, my love, such a bitter thing?
Well I can’t comprehend what I’m seeing
That this man that I hold over everything
Even he’s weak

So tell me what you want to be, and anything you want to see
Anywhere you want to go and I’ll go with you now
I’ve seen mortality bring a stronger man to his knees
And I’m not inclined to just wait around
When we were young we could be anything that we wanted to be
With the world at our feet
But I just want to be me

I can’t help but be like my father
But I’ve never been in a place like this before
To have my eyes fill with water
Two years to the day since I last saw my love
And now that I’m left here alone
Is the love we shared all but gone
If someone loves you and leaves you
Well how do you know if their love lives on?

Is life, my love, such a bitter thing?
Well I can’t comprehend what I’m seeing
That this man that I hold over everything
Even he’s weak

So tell me what you want to be, and anything you want to see
Anywhere you want to go and I’ll go with you now
I’ve seen mortality bring a stronger man to his knees
And I’m not inclined to just wait around
When we were young we could be anything that we wanted to be
With the world at our feet
But I just want to be me

What to Do

You held me down with those blue eyes
In the terminal it was to my surprise
That you stopped me, that’s never happened before
And all my words caught in my throat
Should I stay, or should I go?
My cheeks turned red, and that’s happened before. A lot

Tell her, tell her what you see
Ok, I’ll tell her what this could be
Is it too soon?
Probably
You know that she’ll think I’m crazy
If I tell her, tell her what I’m thinking
Tell her, tell her, tell her, tell her
Or don’t
But you should

What to do? What to do?
Which words should I choose?
I don’t want to lose, I don’t want to lose
This love like I always do
What to do? What to do?
Which words should I choose?
I don’t want to lose, I don’t want to lose
This love like I always do

Did you see me, when I saw you?
Well is this love too good to be true?
What’s life without loving somebody? It’s nothing at all
At all

What to do? What to do?
Which words should I choose?
I don’t want to lose, I don’t want to lose
This love like I always do
What to do? What to do?
Which words should I choose?
I don’t want to lose, I don’t want to lose
This love

Well Megan’s gone, and Sydney’s off, and Katherine’s down the coast
And usually, well always, the loss is all my fault
You live, you learn, you lose yourself somewhere along the road
In Carolina
But I head south to save your soul

What to do? What to do?
Which words should I choose?
I don’t want to lose, I don’t want to lose
This love like I always do
What to do? What to do?
Which words should I choose?
I don’t want to lose, I don’t want to lose
This love, this love, this love
Like I always do

Olivia

I see Olivia in the fire and the flood
I see Olivia just watching from above
I see Olivia I’m her diamond in the rough
And I’ll be there in the morning if she comes
And there’s nothing I could ever do, to save me from the truth
Oh I’m in love

I see Olivia throw her hands up in the air
I see Olivia twirl around like she don’t care
I see Olivia just dancing like she does
And I’ll be there in the morning if she comes
And there’s nothing I could ever do, to save me from the truth
Oh I’m in love

And any boy could give you all his love
But you don’t know the things that I’m made of
I’ll get upon my knee and treat you like a lady wants
There’s a difference between lust and love

I see Olivia as she walks across that floor
I see Olivia and I want her through the door
I see Olivia and I’m drowning in her flood
And I’ll be there in the morning if she comes
And there’s nothing I could ever do, to save me from the truth
Oh I’m in love

And any boy could give you all his love
But you don’t know the things that I’m made of
I’ll get upon my knee and treat you like a lady wants
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love

And any boy could give you all his love (alright now)
And you don’t know the things that I’m made of (oh yeah)
I’ll get upon my knee and treat you like a lady wants (I told you love, you did)
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love

According to Me

Let me tell you ‘bout a dream I have each night
My house is filled, a fire is burning
Outside lights are strung and every chorus is sung
With some strangers I treat like my own flesh and blood
Time is old but the night is young
When two brothers walk in and we all start singing along
I’m at home in the heart of the crowd
I get on a table, tell them all to sing louder now

I know what’s real to me
I don’t care if I live in a dream
I know me and all I could be
I live my life according to me

Everyone is swaying along
It’s my time to shine and sing my own song
I’ll be me and then I’ll be free
I could be the king of England for all they think
And I know no one knows who I am right now
But one day I’ll be the man
What’s a life worth living for if you don’t have dreams
Behind an unopened door?

I know what’s real to me
I don’t care if I live in a dream
I know me and all I could be
I live my life according to me

You’re too young to know what you want
And I’m too young to know what you’re not
So forget the words, let’s just get lost in our thoughts
There’s too much to say and not enough time in our days
And I know, I know, I know , I don’t know best
And I know, I know, I know, you will regret
That you didn’t play a part in my dreams
So farewell to you right now, goodbye
Cause like those brothers said
One of you had to go, far away

I know what’s real to me
I don’t care if I live in a dream
I know me and all I could be
I live my life according to me

Alive 75

There’s a girl from the past in the back there she stays
Hidden in slumber for those rainy days
I don’t want her around, she don’t care what I’ll say
Here love is the master, my heart is it’s slave

Run wild, run free, run rampant all day
Through dales of Westchester and hills of Raleigh
Run wild, run free, just roam as you may
You’re how I was born, not how I’ll remain

So go, go, go far from me
Take the road to the left and don’t return please
Cause the ghost, the ghost, the ghost, the ghost, the ghost
That you bring
Oh it haunts me before and it’s high time it leaves

There’s a girl from the past in the back there she stays
Hidden in slumber for those rainy days
I don’t want her around, I don’t care what she’ll say
Her love was the master and now I’ve broke free

All Men Must

Oh Savannah won’t you take me to your home
Where the king’s land and the gold is in the street
Dany girl, flesh of this world
The fire from your belly will it breathe

Oh I swear it
By the old and the new
When the day is done
And winter’s end’s begun
Darling I’ll be coming home with you

Johnny boy, watched by the wall
The other boys knifed you to your knees
So hold the door, but don’t wait for me
I’ll see you on the other side in peace

Oh I swear it
By the old and the new
When the day is done
And winter’s end’s begun
Darling I’ll be coming home with you

So west I go back to my home
A needle in my hand to make men pay
Always watching, and I know his name
And all I have to say is not today

Oh I swear it
By the old and the new
When the day is done
And winter’s end’s begun
Darling I’ll be coming home with you

Do you feel it coming in again?
Will you tell me how to handle it?
Do you know me?
Can you show me how to fix this heart that is lonely?
Do you know me?
Can you show me how to fix this heart that is lonely?
Can you show me the way back home?
Can you give me the ones I know?
Can you show me the way back home?
Can you give me the ones I know?

Cavalry

Way down on the edge of town
A young man waits and the old ones stand around
There’s a face I used to know
But the shadow of him outcasts my soul
And I know that I know this place
Still I feel like I’m trapped in an old dark cave
And I’m ready to run through the end of the night
If you’re waiting for me

Do you remember those nights we would howl at the moon?
Do you recall those memories the way I do?
Do you remember anything from when we were free?
Do you recall those memories?
You know I do

Way down on the edge of town
My only friends still fly around
Though their faces and ages have changed
When I think their names the memories remain
In a minute all I knew was gone
My body flies around as I watch from afar
And we went to the edge of the earth
We’re not coming back again

Do you remember those nights we would howl at the moon?
Do you recall those memories the way I do?
Do you remember anything from when we were free?
Do you recall those memories?
You know I do

Bring me back to the cavalry
Alone in the field and all I see
Is a town from the past
Where a friend and a laugh is all I need
Let me go and let me be
But don’t let go of those memories
From when you were you
And I was me
And we were we

Way down on the edge of town
My friends have gone and I’m all but worn out
I’m alone in the snow, my soul it shows
Through a light up ahead
And I know that I know this place
But I’m no longer trapped in that old dark cave
And I feel my feet lift off the ground
And I’m flying around

Do you remember those nights we would howl at the moon?
Do you recall those memories the way I do?
Do you remember anything from when we were free?
Do you recall those memories?
You know I do

Enjoy the Ride

I bought a bus with my friends
Colored it green and drove it down
All the way to Tennessee
And it was hot and it was cramped
The air was broken it was damp
I recall this vividly
But there’s no place I’d rather be
Than with my friends feeling free
In that van, living in the moment
Laughing praying none of this will change

And in that bus with my friends
We got lost along the way
Right outside of New Orleans
I got mad that we were late
To our Manchester place
Until I found my friends laughing
They said
“It’s not about where we’re going,
Or how long it takes to get us there.
The point of life is to live the little moments
Be they good or bad, you never get them back.”

There’s no place I’d rather be
Than with my friends feeling free
In that van, living in the moment
Laughing praying none of this will change
But it always does
Please don’t forget to live in the moment
Enjoy the ride, while you can

Because We Had To

Well you were wrong about the way
You said my memory would change
Day after day, you claimed
I’d find it inside of me to grow
Away from the pain
And the shame and the guilt
And the questions
Wondering what did I do wrong
To you, to decide it was time to go

Because we had to
Because I tried the best that I could
To have and to hold you
In the way I knew that I should
And we’d still be breathing darling
If I did the little you asked of me
But I couldn’t, so now we’re nothing at all

The way that the night came down
You were alone in your room
With somebody else
But you were too big, and bold in my eyes
And I was to cowardly to call all your lies
Well I didn’t know not telling the truth
Would cost me my soul, and most of my youth
So with you I stayed in spite of myself
And I don’t know why

Because we had to
Because I tried the best that I could
To have and to hold you
In the way I knew that I should
And we’d still be breathing darling
If I did the little you asked of me
But I couldn’t, so now we’re nothing at all

Why would you roam when you knew
That I’d always be coming back home, alone, to you?
You knew that I never, ever, ever, ever
Would have done that to you
Still you did

Because you had to
But still I tried the best that I could
To have and to hold you
In the way I knew that I should
And we’d still be breathing darling
If I did the little you asked of me
But I couldn’t, so now we’re nothing at all

And when we were younger
And our hearts outpaced our wits
It was better and I preferred to live in the ignorance
In the bubble that you built with a fake facade
In the guise of another
Well you sold lies and I bought them all

White

I was drowning in the midnight madness
When you came home round to me
Well I couldn’t see it clear but you weren’t there
You were deadlocked in your dreams
In your off-white leather chair
No tourniquet repair
Would you love me more if I swore by the stars
That I would never leave

I could tell you what you’re running from
But I’d lie right through my teeth love
Cause I don’t know where I’m headed
I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know where I’ll go
I said I’d never lie love
So don’t ask me what I’m thinking of
Cause I don’t know where I’m headed
I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know where I’ll go

I was drowning in the midnight madness
When you came home round to me
Well I couldn’t see it clear but you weren’t there
You were deadlocked in your dreams
In your off-white leather chair
No tourniquet repair
Could you love me more if I swore by the stars
That I would never leave

I could tell you what you’re running from
But I’d lie right through my teeth love
Cause I don’t know where I’m headed
I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know where I’ll go
I said I’d never lie love
So don’t ask me what I’m thinking of
Cause I don’t know where I’m headed
I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know where I’ll go

I could never lay you down in the midnight rambles
The outskirts of this town
I could never let you go
When you come around here with your old pure soul
And home, is where I’ll be when the end comes near
And home, is where I’ll go when you come around here

I could tell you what you’re running from
But I’d lie right through my teeth love
Cause I don’t know where I’m headed
I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know where I’ll go
And I said I’d never lie love
So don’t ask me what I’m thinking of
Cause I don’t know where I’m headed
I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know where I’ll go

Hold My Love

Scream out, breath in those mounting winds
Just biting at your skin
Followed by frolics in the field
With an old forgotten friend
Hold my love dear
Say where you’re coming from
Hold my love dear
Before the deed is done

You’ll break in just wrapped around your sin
And hold me gentle, and hold me in
And I’ll break down and I’ll give in
And hold you gentle, and hold you in
And I’ll see you and you’ll see me
Burning slowly in the midnight dream
Let me know when you’re coming around here
For real

Reach out for memories, just echoes
Of an old forgotten dream
Chase out the shadows and demons
Just trailing at your feet
Hold my love dear
You’ll find no peace here
Hold my love dea
Oh not this year

You’ll break in just wrapped around your sin
And hold me gentle, and hold me in
And I’ll break down and I’ll give in
And hold you gentle, and hold you in
And I’ll see you and you’ll see me
Burning slowly in the midnight dream
Let me know when you’re coming around here
For real

Only you know where I’ve been
Only you’ve seen what I’ve seen
Only you know where I’ve been
And only you’ve seen what I’ve seen

You’ll break in just wrapped around your sin
And hold me gentle, and hold me in
And I’ll break down and I’ll give in
And hold you gentle, and hold you in
And I’ll see you and you’ll see me
Burning slowly in the midnight dream
Let me know when you’re coming around here for real
Let me know when you’re coming around here
For real

The 502s EP (2016)

Olivia

I see Olivia in the fire and the flood
I see Olivia just watching from above
I see Olivia I’m her diamond in the rough
And I’ll be there in the morning if she comes
And there’s nothing I could ever do, to save me from the truth
Oh I’m in love

I see Olivia throw her hands up in the air
I see Olivia twirl around like she don’t care
I see Olivia just dancing like she does
And I’ll be there in the morning if she comes
And there’s nothing I could ever do, to save me from the truth
Oh I’m in love

And any boy could give you all his love
But you don’t know the things that I’m made of
I’ll get upon my knee and treat you like a lady wants
There’s a difference between lust and love

I see Olivia as she walks across that floor
I see Olivia and I want her through the door
I see Olivia and I’m drowning in her flood
And I’ll be there in the morning if she comes
And there’s nothing I could ever do, to save me from the truth
Oh I’m in love

And any boy could give you all his love
But you don’t know the things that I’m made of
I’ll get upon my knee and treat you like a lady wants
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love

And any boy could give you all his love (alright now)
And you don’t know the things that I’m made of (oh yeah)
I’ll get upon my knee and treat you like a lady wants (I told you love, you did)
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love
There’s a difference between lust and love

The Sea Song

Scream out breathe in those mounting winds
Just biting at your skin
Followed by frolics in the field
With an old forgotten friend

Say where you’re coming from
The foreigner’s deed is done

Oh I, I cannot forget
The truth that’s wrapped around our neck
Oh I, I cannot forget
The truth you wrapped around our neck

Reach out for memories just echoes of an old forgotten dream
Chase out the shadows and the demons just trailing at your feet
You’ll find no peace here
Oh not with me my dear

Oh I, I cannot forget
The truth you wrapped around our necks
Oh I, I cannot forget
The truth you wrapped around our necks

Hi There, Hello

I’ve been down to San Antone
And it’s where I sold my soul
And I’ve been back, a time or two
And there’s things that I won’t do

I remember everything
From back when we were young
When what you said
Was what you did
Can it be that way again?

I can’t help but tell you this
That there’s days that I do miss

Back down the road we were told
There was a home that we used to know

Come on love take me back, take me down
Take me down to the alley way
Where we first met
In the midnight sweats
Oh Lord just give me soul
Give me heart
Give me all you’ve got
Take me back to the start
Take me back to when we were young
Give me one more night

Back down the road we were told
There was a home that we used to know
Back down the road we were told
That Mother Mary saved our souls

Hi there, hello
Won’t you come around
Take me back down to the alleyway
Where we roam?

Hi there, hello
Won’t you take me back, take me back
Where’ve you been?

Oh Lord sing back
Oh Lord sing back

Give me a Coca-cola and The Avett Brothers
On the radio

Alcatraz

I’m busting out of this place tonight
I’m heading out to start my life
If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you twice
There’s more to me than black and white

Guardian watch over me
Keep me safe and set me free
I could spend 300 years
And still not know how I got here

A suit of black, a suit of white
I’ll slip off quick into the night
Spotlight shining down on me
Cross that field and I’ll be free

Oh my my I’m innocent
And oh for me there’s no question
Oh hey hey oh come on down
Come on down and set me free

Send me on my way
Alcatraz is a lonely place in
San Francisco’s bay
At midnight darling, we’ll make our escape (x2)

There’s a light ahead of me
And oh my god I’m going free
Can you see it?
And you can’t run, and you can’t hide (x2)
Send me on my way (x8)

      The 502s