Nightbirds

by Will Duvall

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released 30 October 2010

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Track Name: Hands Up
Head up, eyes closed, with your back pressed against the wind,
Your head up, your eyes closed, and you wonder where it'll take you and then...

you run but you find nothing at all
How long until you find your home?

Get up as this one ends, cut it and throw away the loose threads,
Get up as this one ends, and you think of where you'll wander and then...

You run but you find nothing at all
How long until you find your home?

I have a place for you inside my heart
because with love you never lose

Hands up, eyes wide, with your fingers you can touch the sky...
Track Name: Nothing at All
Lets not change and write this down in stone
'Cause it only adds to the weight of being alone
And in your heart you've known all along
We write our names in the sand 'till they're gone

And there aint nothing that can't be undone
And you know all we are is just having fun
So believe that you and me
We wont be the only ones

'Cause you give 'till you break
And you take all you can take
Through the right and the wrong
You've known it wont be long until
There's nothing at all

It's easy to make yourself believe
That these are the only arms you'll ever need
So you say nothing you mean
Just to take what you want and leave

And you give till you break
And you take all that you can take
But you've known all along
That it wont be long until
There's nothing at all

But how long and at what cost
Will it take for you to finally believe
That three words to a heart
Breaking further apart
Gives you everything you want and nothing you need
Because there's nothing at all
Track Name: Better Off Alone
Don't you think its time for a change,
Before we bleed all the blood from our veins?
And haven't you heard of its too little too late,
So stop with all the things it always slipped your mind to say

So, yeah, I'm moving on
And this hurt it wont last for long
And with you gone
I find I'm better off alone

Do you think what we had here was love?
Or just a painful excuse to get what we cannot get enough.

But, yeah, I'm moving on
And this hurt it wont last for long
And with you gone
I find I'm better off alone

But what am I saying that I'd rather be alone,
When all I want is you to come back home?
But no not like this I wont trade my freedom for your kiss,
Learned my lesson now your dismissed.

But, yeah, I'm moving on
And this hurt it wont last for long
And with you gone
I find I'm better off alone
Track Name: Nightbirds
My head is spinning around you got me looking in all directions looking for some kind of connection, who are you?
My head is spinning around you got me looking in all directions begging for some time and attention from you.

Girl, do you know where you are?
Cause I've never seen you round here before.
Girl, well there's trouble not far,
but just come with me Ill hold you in my arms.

My head is spinning around you got me looking in all directions cause now you're mine, girl, didnt I mention to you?

Girl, its not safe here tonight,
There's nightbirds hovering around looking to start a fight.

Girl, where you running off to?
Come fly with me to the night and find whats waiting for you.
Track Name: Holding On To You
I'll listen to some songs that I don't know,
To clear my head
Cause if I know the words I'll start to singing,
And it gets me thinking about how I
Wish that I was singing with you instead
And how I wish we didn't mean the things we said

Cause I can't take your pictures down from my wall,
In fact nothings moved around since you've gone at all
Maybe I cant stand to see the light shine on an empty room,
Maybe I cant stand to get in my mind,
Im Holding on to you

How long before I'm with somebody new before youre gone?
You'd think if this was right it wouldnt take this long

Cause I can't take your pictures down from my wall,
In fact nothings moved around since you've gone at all
Maybe I cant stand to see the light shine on an empty room,
Maybe I cant stand to get in my mind,
Im Holding on to you

So tell me why it is I feel this way
Isn't there a thousand other girls to make me forget my name?
But, I'm still holding my tongue just saying nothings wrong with me
But, its this holding of my tongue that keeps me from moving on to see

Cause I can't take your pictures down from my wall,
In fact nothings moved around since you've gone at all
Maybe I cant stand to see the light shine on an empty room,
Maybe I cant stand to get in my mind,
Im Holding on to you
Track Name: What It Takes
You've been here enough to know when its over this time its over for real
As you stand there alone she smiles over her shoulder because she knows just how you feel
And she says to you

Do you have what it takes to be in love?
And your heart when it breaks can you pick it up
And start all over again?

Lets think this over is the last thing you told her before she stumbled out of the dark
A broken connection for a brand new direction as you steal another piece of her heart
And you say to her

Do you have what it takes to be in love?
And your heart when it breaks will it be enough
To be on your own with nothing left inside
But the beating hope that life doesn't end tonight

So keep moving on
Keep moving on
It's not the wrong or the right
Its the chance that tonight there might be love

So keep moving on
Keep moving on
Cause every step that you take
Is the step that it takes to be in love
Track Name: Open Your Heart
When you open your heart
It closes your eyes
It shuts out the light
To find what a smile is trying to hide

When you open your arms
To hold her body tight
Do not be alarmed
If she's only with you for tonight

You should have known by now...

That when you give your heart you feel it break
And you take the parts and put them back into place
But give it time and soon the beat will start
Until the next time you open up your heart

When you offer your love
With nothing in return
It'll never be enough
To keep the wind from turning and turning
Track Name: Too Much to Drink
Don't worry, son, just give it time,
You'll find out soon enough your mine
They say there's pearls in every good woman,
But after twenty years I can't get this ring to shine

And I just keep trying to find the meaning
In these words that you are speaking to me
But as it turns out the only thing you're feeling
Is your head 'cause you've had too much to drink

It's so easy to get saved
Just forty dollars and your name
Well, if I was used to decorate your wallet
Maybe I'd of just stayed in the grave

And I just keep trying to find the meaning
In these words that you are preaching to me
But as it turns out the only thing you're feeling
Is your head 'cause you've had too much to drink

We keep speaking to everyone but no one's listening,
We can't even listen to ourselves
We find comfort in the words that we insist on twisting,
To save us from our own self-created hell

But, love's a flame that burns inside
And the darkness dies along with your pride
But, lately I've been so sick of hearing
You'll never fail as long as you don't try

And maybe you're trying to find the meaning
In these words that you are hearing from me
But maybe the only thing I'm feeling
Is my head 'cause I've had too much to drink
Track Name: Great Day to be Alive
November 27, 55
She said John what have we done as they pulled into the drive
And with a quiet smile he said through gentle eyes,
its another gift of life and it's a great day to be alive

November 27, 71
I've been waiting sixteen years he said and now my time has come
She was a hard top in cherry red a 1965
And you could hear us all across town with the windows rolled down singin' its a great day to be alice

It's a great day to be alive
From the moment that I opened up my eyes
It's a great day to be alive
And I'm living in the best year of my life

November 27, 82
Just a few days shy now of wrapping our baby up in blue
Skip ahead four years through all the fears of making one last dive,
Into the water to be another boys father knowing its a great day to be alive

It's a great day to be alive
From the moment that you opened up your eyes
It's a great day to be alive
And I'm living in the best year of my life

Oh how the time it goes by
In the blink of an eye, there goes half your life
Oh but far from our goodbyes
Gonna spend the next fifty years, through all the joy and the tears,
Waiting for the moments of our lives
When it was a great day to be alive

November 27, Its half past nine
Thinking bout the last fifty years I've all but left behind
But look at me now at what I've got with all that's going right
After every night there's a warm sunrise bringing
Another great day to be alive
Track Name: Set You Free
Close your eyes, my love, because your sight will blind then never mind you
And look inside, my love, and find the heart that's never far behind you

Because love its seams are bursting thread by thread
But love it seems only survives under disguise of things unsaid

So close your eyes, close your eyes, close your eyes...

And brave this life, my love, and have all of mine once you find yourself inside and realize there's
Nothing to hide, my love, it's just trading sight for the night in search of

Love that needs no excuse for being true
And love that never sees but is the thief of the heart inside of you
Love it speaks more than we can say
But love will be the death and the life of you

Do you find peace of mind reading in between the lines of empty words you've made your home?
Do you bleed to believe this broken heart you'll never need, taking empty for alone
Can you keep this up and for how long
And will it be enough to feel you've won

Love, Love will set you free...
Track Name: Another Goodbye
Well Ive been here for to long,
Seems the only way we know is wrong
Gotta keep this from going on
So I've made up my mind Im gonna leave her tonight

Same old story every night,
If there's one she's got two cheating eyes
And with one look you'll be hypnotized
But, I made up my mind I'm gonna leave her tonight

Oh, and I aint gonna wait for another goodbye

Well Ive been here for to long,
Seems the only way we know is wrong
Gotta keep this from going on
So I've made up my mind I'm gonna leave her tonight

Oh, and I aint gonna wait for another goodbye

Lord knows I cant do this on my own
Is a heart with room for two better than being alone?
And she says she will change when two wrongs make a right,
So I've made up my mind I'm gonna leave her tonight

Oh, and I aint gonna wait for another goodbye
Track Name: Beautiful You
I don't have a way with words,
This by now I'm sure you know
No matter how hard I try,
To keep them strong by my side,
So frail they seem to the beauty of you

But I'll try and make my words take the shape,
Of a song that's as beautiful as you

It's your hair thats as soft as the breeze,
It's your smile that lights up the room
But as beauty fades I find the reason that I stay,
Is the love that I see inside of you

Your love is a light shining though,
Yeah your love is a light shining through.

I dont need to see you to know just how beautiful you are
I can hear it in your voice,
I can feel it in your touch,
I can see it through your heart

And your heart is what I'm waiting for...
Track Name: Remember Me
Please remember me as you know it's only space thats come between,
remember me and I will be close to your side
Please remember me when you feel all alone inside
Is where I'll be, as your heart beats I'll never leave you

Please remember me as I remember you
Your eyes that shine like the night
And guide my way back to your heart

Please remember me as my song fills your ears and fills your heart,
Remember me as I sing I sing for you
Please remember me as I'm thinking of you always