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Emily
(Dominique Arciero, Max Collins)

you’ve got your prom night picture on your ‘frigerator

it’s so easy to love her but man I hate her

you say you’re all mine but meanwhile

you’ve got her number on speed dial

Lord knows when you need a favor 

 

there’s always Emily

waiting in the wings

saying all the right things

battin’ those big blue eyes so innocently

it’s murder

watching you pretend to be 

in love with me when any fool could see

there’s always emily

 

if I can do it she could do it better

she’s got no citations on her record

she’s the classiest clown she’s the talk of the town

and around and around

got you wrapped around her finger 

she just lingers

 

there’s always Emily

waiting in the wings

saying all the right things

battin’ those big blue eyes so innocently

it’s murder

watching you pretend to be 

in love with me when any fool could see

there’s always emily

 

I pulled the wool over my own eyes

one or two too many times

come to find I’m not the marrying kind 

you’ll be fine

 

there’s always Emily

waiting in the wings

saying all the right things

battin’ those big blue eyes so innocently

it’s murder

watching you pretend to be 

in love with me when any fool could see

there’s always emily

 

Your Bones
(Dominique Arciero)

believe me I know

how it feels when the whole world’s inside your palm

and it seems like you’ve got everything you want

but it isn’t enough

I know how it feels when it takes all day

to wake up that old spark

and then another sunset leaves you in the dark

 

but you’ve got this

you know how

you’ll make it right

 

the water’s deep you’re sinking in

but it can’t break the rock you’ve been

for two decades now

you’ll make it out 

the doubters want you on their side

but great minds think otherwise

and we know 

the strength in your bones

 

you wanna believe

you have what it takes to make it all alone

while life is devoid of everything you’ve ever known

and you could live more than once

you know it’s not true

when you tell yourself you’re just a grain of sand

someone could brush you off with one swipe of a hand

just look at you a force to be reckoned with 

 

the water’s deep you’re sinking in

but it can’t break the rock you’ve been

for two decades now

you’ll make it out 

the doubters want you on their side

but great minds think otherwise

and we know 

the strength in your bones

 

so when you stand up to the world

they’re gonna see you’re so much bigger than 

your five foot four

show them how you’re made

with the waves you make

 

the water’s deep you’re sinking in

but it can’t break the rock you’ve been

for two decades now

you’ve made it out

the doubters want you on their side

but great minds think otherwise

and we know

the strength in your bones

 

yeah I know the strength in your bones

the longing
(jason white)

it’s the wine that helps you drift away at night

it’s the satin sheets that make you dream of clouds

wrapped in shrouds of broken light

it’s the warmth that pulls your body close to his

it’s his hands that keep you safe and sound

but still deep down

it’s the longing

it’s the longing

it’s the longing

that makes you wonder if that’s all there is

 

it’s the home that makes you glad you put down roots

it’s the evening news that makes you hedge your bets

with safety nets and parachutes

it’s the lines around your eyes

that keep on adding up the score

it’s your mistakes that let you play this part

but in your heart of hearts

it’s the longing

it’s the longing

it’s the longing

that makes you wonder if there’s something more

 

ti’s the princess in the borrowed dress

who nobody knows

it’s the white knight in the twilight 

who calls her

makes her wonder where that freeway goes

 

it’s the truth you’ve been hiding from for years

it’s your reflection in your coffee cup 

that stares back up at you in tears

it’s the distance in his voice

that says he knows you’re somewhere else

it’s his pride that says he’ll stay with you

and see this through

 

it’s the longing

it’s the longing

it’s the longing

 

makes you wander

 

santa fe
(Dominique Arciero, Max Collins)

the Santa Fe stars know our secret

escaping it all the night our witness

one headlight on a windy road

two wheels fly into a great unknown

and I don’t care where we go

 

it should be enough to have known you

for a moment but it isn’t

it should be enough to have loved you

even if only for an instant 

the bomb came down the curtain closed

thought I knew what it was to feel alone

but I didn’t

it should be enough to have known you

for a moment

 

we cut through the night 

all innocent defiance

and into your room 

cause you didn’t assume

if I could summon all my will

to forget the one who haunts me still

I’d look for you later in the eyes of a stranger

 

it should be enough to have known you

for a moment but it isn’t

it should be enough to have loved you

even if only for an instant 

the bomb came down the curtain closed

thought I knew what it was to be alone

but I didn’t

wish it were as simple as knowing

what was broken 

would’ve fixed it

 

it should be enough to have known you

it should be enough to have held you

it should be enough to have loved you

to have loved you

to have loved you 

 

it should be enough to have known you 

for a moment 

wish it were as simple as knowing what was broken

would’ve fixed it

the bomb came down the curtain closed

thought I knew what it was

but I didn’t

 

 

 

Keep your Head Up
(Dominique Arciero)

when you’re humbled by the real world

and heavy with doubt

if you wanna you could find a thousand 

things to bring you down

when you’ve got a lot on your mind

and too much on your plate

remember me saying

 

keep your head up 

keep it up up up

you’ve got something this world can’t touch

but when it gets hard 

remember you’re feeding the beat of my heart

so keep your head up 

keep it up up up 

 

when your brother makes it look easy

to have it all

and your mother speaks too freely

‘cause she just needs someone to call

when everybody else is busy thinking about themselves

I think you’re something else so

 

keep your head up 

keep it up up up

you’ve got something this world can’t touch

but when it gets hard 

remember you’re feeding the beat of my heart

so keep your head up 

keep it up up up 

 

through every storm and season

if only for one reason

it’s a whole lot easier

to kiss you when you 

 

keep your head up 

keep it up up up

you’ve got something this world can’t touch

but when it gets hard 

remember you’re feeding the beat of my heart

so keep your head up 

keep it up up up