Optimism In E minor

by Broken Poets

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1.
I dream of things I'll never do All things in time will come to you My patience is sure to lie to me So anxious to know my enemy And always my heart just sings along Well, I could be wrong now Just say you don't love me Roll with this wave between love and hate Well, a heart could save you Just say you don't love me All strangers seem so beautiful I've learned to fear this miracle All my distance leads me back to one As all resistance leads to everyone We always find each other She loves me, she loves me not We'll become one another And if she loves me...
2.
Along the way I just might stop for a holiday Where all my family and friends will be and there ain't no reason to cry Here in the light the flash of a memory caught my eye of all that was lost when the world was mine And should there be no reason why Can be such a lonely life Into the stars out past the moonlight beyond the sun Into the universe I'll become There ain't no reason to cry Back in my life there won't be anything I won't try Love will turn everything into light and should there be no reason why Can be such a lonely life And all that is now and all that I thought of before I knew That everything becomes a part of you And should there be no reason why Along the way
3.
04:28
I'm staring straight ahead with my eyes shut tight I see the blood red I feel the warmth of the sunlight I'm hiding in my thoughts No one would ever know I'm hiding in my heart I can't let go It takes me back to a day The minds pictures never fade Takes me back to the way it used to be baby To one Sunday in 1980 My mind was jumping ahead to 2010 I swore one day I'd be through waiting As sure as I'm alive I'll be waiting again I was the smartest man alive with my mouth shut tight And every word you said helped to prove me right I was hiding in my thoughts No one would ever know Was hiding in my heart I can't let go
4.
Everyone else has what I want There's always something new All I want is time to be alone and time to be with... And to roll like that train down the line Hope it's somewhere new this time If I had the heart to tell her I know But this train won't bring me home And now I know this to be everyone Everyone and me And all I want is for you to come along to somewhere new with me And to roll like that train down the line Hope it's somewhere new this time If I had the heart to tell her I know But this train won't bring me home
5.
You say it's tomorrow It's going your way Your will and your progress will be one and the same I just might meet you there Along the way You're packing tomorrow You're leaving today What if you found in your life all your dreams had come true It wouldn't be me It wouldn't be you I know your story I felt the same You need it tomorrow You need it today I just might meet you there Along the way You're leaving tomorrow You just got here today What if you found in your life all your dreams had come true It wouldn't be me It wouldn't be you All of my soul is caught up in it somehow And found in the sunrise is lost in the sundown And everything easy is always a letdown
6.
04:02
The gold digging's over there's nothing in the ground that wasn't here before It's just we're tired of looking for it Cause now we're older than all the things we grew up thinking couldn't end I guess it's time to think again There's not enough time in my watch today Was life meant to wind up and tick away? I long for the dreams that will leave no scars When life only burns those who go too far And all that is changing and all the things it's hard to see the difference in In a world that's looking for it And all the danger in all the things we thought we learned our lessons in I guess it's time to think again
7.
03:16
Somewhere... the perfect life Well, is it yours? It sure ain't mine And had I known it would come to this I wouldn't change a thing I'd leave it like this If I ever turn around and ask myself the reason why If I could change forever This time All along There's been this place And all I've lost The bitter taste And had I known It would come to this I wouldn't change a thing I'd leave it like this And if I ever turn around and ask myself the reason why If I could change forever This time
8.
Such a young man for a place like this Well, come on in boy, see what it is you think you missed This place is older than your life will be long And everybody here knows what it is to not belong This is where I've always been Everything comes back again So tell us what has brought you here Could it be that higher than the Sun That is where the God you made will come from And only if you do the things we say will you ever buy your way to heaven It was more than one thing when it came to this You think it was your choice but it's not a choice if you can't resist And now you've got your rules for the bad from good Here you help someone, because it's in your heart and you know you should This is where I've always been Everything comes back again So tell us what has brought you here Could it be that higher than the Sun That is where the God you made will come from And only if you do the things we say will you ever buy your way to heaven Now that you're here don't be afraid You can think of all the people that have probably felt this way Within your conscience stands a fool If there is a God why should it help you
9.
I should have known that I'd be here again Up here waiting for this plane to fall It's not that I'm afraid of how high I am But I'm afraid of how fast I'm gonna fall When there's nothing left to lose to lose it all I've learned enough to know how naive I am I'm smart enough to see the things I want to see It's not that I'm afraid of how wrong I am But I'm afraid of how right she's gonna be when it all comes down here in front of me I've been waiting for this life to change But I've lost my way In this moment I guess I should have seen it there in front of me Now I'll know it if and when it comes again It's not that I'm afraid of who I want to be But I'm afraid of all that I could have been There's nothing worse than starting over again
10.
Something’s the same And some things don’t change There’s always love There’s always hate There’s always my choice It's a feeling I know I know it's just a memory of a song I used to know from a place I used to be Had I known it then that love was just a mystery To stop the fool I must have been To try and change what was to be Now here I am, another life before me Now here I am, there must be a lesson for me In this cold hidden place I sense the spirit of a man Whose life became a hiding place Whose life became where mine began In this old picture show with every one I've left behind It's just a part of letting go It's just a part of love this time Now here I am, another life before me Now here I am, there must be a lesson for me Turning like the wind always back on myself All I've ever known is the broken heart of someone else Back into the world of an empty man Turning like the wind to try and love again
11.
I'm going to leave this life behind Walk out of this desert sun Starring in this movie in my mind I want to be someone Horses are known to throw a man And you'll remember when you're done But you got to get back on again Cuz' that horse is just like anyone And all I ever want from this is half of what I thought it would be Well tell me is it something that I missed Or is it all what will be will be This life is known to throw a man And you'll remember when you're done But you got to get back on again Cause this life is just like anyone I want to be someone
12.
I guess I could be anyone All of my hopes, and all I have yet to come I never would have thought it would turn out this way All of my reasons might not have been the same Maybe I'll head out to that ocean line, live in Hollywood Where dreams are dreams, and a million to one chance could be half as good Where all that can happen in one day can turn your life around Where all of your dreams of yesterday are happening right now Somewhere somehow Hey man why aren't you on the radio? There ain't no reason, I got a friend who knows He said he knows someone who can help you out Well, don't you know someone, everybody knows someone now Maybe I'll head out to that iron city, like I said I would Where life is hard and they've heard it all, man you better be good Where all that can happen in one day can turn your life around Where all of your dreams of yesterday are happening right now Somewhere somehow In some unknown place anonymous Hoping you'll find me, hoping you might notice that there was a reason I was standing here Now all of my reasons, now they're just souvenirs Maybe I'll head out down that highway line, where we broke down once and leave the keys and the car behind and say we've had enough Where all that can happen in one day can turn your life around Where all of your dreams of yesterday are happening right now Somewhere somehow Always my heart soars above

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released February 1, 2006

Recorded at Orangewood Recording
Produced by Broken Poets
Engineered by Marci Howard & Mike Coleman
Mixed by Rudy Haeusermann at 126bpm Productions
Mastered by Bill Dooley at Paramount Studios
Cover Art by Cindy Hayton
All songs written by Tim McDonald

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