Art Of Survival

by Kerosene

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released January 23, 2014

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Track Name: Art Of Survival
the art of survival.
bidmead/buchanan

driving into the future
surviving…surviving the life
searching … looking for something
when you find it don’t look twice

sometimes i can feel heaven
some days i’m stuck in this hell
one day we got it comin’
who knows…

who can tell what’s in the future
who can say
just as long as we’re together
we can find another way

so hold on live for the moment
be strong and love out loud
high hopes can only show us
a better way to learn
the art of survival

you always said you’d never leave me
we both know some things don’t work out as planned
you know i’ll always remember
the sound of your voice and the touch of your hand

cause freedom is on the horizon
sometimes i still think of you
and i’ll keep everything that you gave me
close to

my heart may still be broken
can you give me a sign
my words might be unspoken
but you’re always on my mind

chorus

the art of survival
the art of survival
the art of survival
the art of survival

who can tell what’s in the future
who can say
just as long as we’re together
we can find another way

chorus

the art of survival
the art of survival
the art of survival
the art of survival
Track Name: Drive All Night
drive all night
(bidmead/buchanan)

looking at your picture
that’s hanging on my wall
thinking bout the good times
trying not to think about the fall
thinking bout the words
that could have changed it all

well it’s a long way down

there’s always something missing
in an empty house at night
some of us don’t go the distance
yet some make out alright
but there’s always hope tomorrow
just to try and put things right

it’s a long way down
when there’s nowhere to fall
and your hearts on the ground

well it’s a long road leads nowhere
through the state of my heart
and i just drive all night
though it tears me apart
the state of my heart

working keeps my mind off you
between the mountains and the plains
like a man at one with nature
but something still don’t feel the same
and i’m praying for forgiveness
i’m just hoping that it rains

it’s a long way down
when there’s nowhere to fall
and your hearts on the ground

chorus

and i could make excuses
on how the west was won
but it won’t bring you back to me
it won’t give us both back
our day in the sun

it’s a long way down
when there’s nowhere to fall
and your hearts on the ground

chorus
Track Name: It's Alright (Don't Cry Anymore)
it's alright (don't cry anymore)
(bidmead/buchanan)

close your eyes breathe in deep
give me all your trust sink into sleep
know your friends keep them close
it’s not the end…so

don’t cry anymore
please don’t cry anymore

watch your back but look ahead
stay on track somebody said
so shut your mouth keep your cards close
you’ll find out

don’t cry anymore
please don’t cry anymore

everything changes here tonight
burning the pages here tonight
nothings remaining here tonight
cause everything’s gonna be alright

call it survival call it fate
i’m not that impulsive but i just can’t wait
look around listen close
don’t make a sound

don’t cry anymore
please don’t cry anymore

everything changes here tonight
burning the pages here tonight
nothings remaining here tonight
cause everything’s gonna be alright
tonight sit tight alright

don’t cry anymore
don’t cry anymore
don’t cry anymore

chorus
Track Name: The One That Got Away
the one that got away
(bidmead/ buchanan)

write me a letter drop me a line
cause i don’t see you anymore
think i still love you but i could be lying
if there was some way i could know for sure

but it seems that every thought of you
i have tears me apart

you could be the one i left behind
you could be my reason love is blind
now there’s nothing more to say
if i could only find the words
to make you understand me when i say
you’re the one that got away

maybe i’ll call you maybe i won’t
or maybe i need to get a life
sometimes i miss you sometimes i don’t
and all of my dreams are black and white

but it seems that everything i want
can only lead to here

you could be the one i left behind
you could be my reason love is blind
now there’s nothing more to say
if i could only find the words
to make you understand me when i say
you’re the one that got away

i’d rather let you down than let you go
it’s better to have loved than not at all

you could be the one i left behind
you’re the only one still in my mind

you could be the one i left behind
you could be my reason love is blind
now there’s nothing more to say
if i could only find the words
to make you understand me when i say

you’re the one that got away
you’re the one that got away
Track Name: How Does It Feel?
how does it feel?
(bidmead/buchanan)

you could be anything you choose
but you play a game you're bound to lose
nothing but anger and
confusion in your eyes

i don't believe the things you say
but whatever gets you through your day
will keep you a million miles
away from happiness

but if that's the way that you see it
then it's true that love is blind

how does it feel to be alone
spend your life waiting by that phone
but when the sun goes down
you'll be lost and found
after all you've put me through

everything goes then comes around
and if you stop you'd hear the sound
the sound of your own life as it
slowly slips away

everything's fair in love and war
and knowing you've seen it all before
you'd think that by now you'd know the score
and all the rules....such a fool

but if that's the way that you want it
you can walk right out that door

chorus

so off you go .... bye bye
see what you can find
just get out of my sight
cause you're already out of my mind

chorus
Track Name: Hands Of Love
hands of love
(bidmead/buchanan)

some days it feels like you’re winning when you’re really falling way behind
maybe it feels like you’re sinning when you’re looking for (some) peace of mind
sometimes it feels like your only friends are the voices in your head
you gotta shake off those feelings that keep on pushing you into red

and you know that you wanna shake it
but you feel you just can’t win
gotta be a way to break it

cause in the hands of love
there can be no doubt
and with the hands of love
you know you’re never gonna be without
cause the hands of love
will open every door
and with the hands of love
you’ll never want for more

yeah you might think that you’re sinking / it’s only your state of mind
stuck all alone with your thinking only a waste of time yeah yeah
you wanna get to that good place now where it feels so right (so right)
you need somebody to get you where you gotta be / tonight

and when you feel like you’re going nowhere
you gotta look the other way
take a look inside yourself right now

chorus

how will you know for sure
i just gotta see
you’re gonna need to know more
well how is it gonna be
just like before
no no / i’m gonna read between the lines

you know how it feels when you’re losin’
now you wanna win
gotta find a way back home
show me where to begin

chorus
Track Name: In Too Deep
in too deep
(bidmead/buchanan)

sometimes a glance is all it takes
to move a world or change a heart
and circumstance can lead to fate
that’s when your future becomes the past

but when the night time holds you close
you can be anybody
sometimes your destiny
looks you right between the eyes

i’m in too deep i get no sleep
i’m in way over my head without you
the two of us might not mean much to you
but i still believe there’s a way
to come back from this emptiness
and find a way back home again

you call my name in so much pain
and turn my whole world inside out
i might pretend but every now and then
i can’t breathe out anymore

and then i sink into those dreams
where you come back to me and then
my life dissolves between
the scenes of what we had

chorus

baby it just seems too bad
as i put my life back piece by piece
like somehow we both tried much too hard

and if the night time gets you down
you know you can always call me
sometimes your destiny
hits you right between the eyes

i’m in too deep i get no sleep
i’m in way over my head
the two of us might not mean much to you
but i still believe it

i’m in too deep i get no sleep
i’m in way over my head without you
the two of us might not mean much to you
but i still believe there’s a way
Track Name: Kerosene
kerosene
(bidmead/buchanan)

he’s pouring kerosene
while she takes the long way home
he once thought he had a dream
her nightmare’s just begun

he strikes that match alight
and she’s walking faster now
their future’s up in smoke
the past comes crumbling down

and he keeps walking right into the same trap
he ain’t looking left or right
she thought love was falling into her lap
threw it away with kerosene

her heart has turned to stone
she blames him for everything
there’s no love to call her own
he’s clipping angel’s wings

while her hands are digging dirt
his fingers are in the till
there’s no symptom ain’t no cure
it’s such a bitter pill

chorus

there’s no smoke (no smoke) without no fire
there’s no love (no love) with no desire

they keep walking right into the same trap
he ain’t looking left or right
she thought love was falling into her lap
win or lose in black and white

they keep walking but they ain’t talking
they thought love was win or lose
Track Name: Light Of The Day
light of the day
(bidmead/buchanan)

i‘m lost for words
been seen not heard
unequal third
would it be so bad to let me in

one day you might
wound up so tight
and you’re such a sight
you should see yourself from outside

in the cold light of the day
when the darkness slips away
if you think you’re right
through the lonely nights
then you better think again

fall down like rain
still you can’t explain
all those words in pain
you hear inside your head

i know your name
but you’re not the same
it’s such a shame
all those wounds you’ve bled again and again

in the cold light of the day
when the dark dreams slip away
if you think you’re right
through the lonely nights
then you better think again

drive myself crazy for you
never coming down
and i live all these strange days wondering
where i get back on

in the cold light of the day
when the madness slips away
if you think you’re right
through the lonely nights
then you better think again
Track Name: If You Need Somebody
if you need somebody
(bidmead/buchanan)

if you need somebody
if you want somebody

things don’t seem the same these days you’re gone
and i still see you walking out that door
everything we did was meant to be
or so it seemed to me
then i found out some things i never knew
hoping they weren’t true

and i see your face…
i won’t let you down

if you need somebody
if you want somebody
if you love someone don’t turn and walk away

i can’t even think or say your name
just causes too much pain
now things have changed because you broke the rules
i don’t wanna be some lovestruck fool

still i’ll be the last man standing
on this lonesome road

chorus

stay true to your own heart
how do you think i know?

if you need somebody
if you want somebody
if you love someone don’t turn and walk away

if you need somebody
if you want somebody
if you love someone don’t turn and walk away

if you want someone
if you need someone
if you love someone
don't turn around & walk away

if you want someone
if you need someone
if you love someone
don't turn around & walk away
Track Name: Somewhere Down The Line
somewhere down the line
(bidmead/buchanan)

tonight i’m looking out
can’t stop thinkin’ about the unknown
if i had my time again
i just can’t remember when i’ve been so alone

i never thought i’d find myself feel this way
you could be holding someone else when i walk away

but it’s only love make me say the things i say
and it’s only time always make me feel this way
and it’s only you can only take my breath away
i always thought we’d meet again one day
somewhere down the line

night driving state to state
you say i don’t appreciate what we had
lost out in valentine
those days when you were mine are long long long gone

i never thought i’d catch myself lonely and so unsure
you touch my hand i hold my breath and walk right out the door

chorus

everything here seems so unreal
so how do i know the way you feel
back on the road where wounds won’t heal
we’ve been there before and you know the deal
you pull the strings you hold the key
baby it makes no sense to me
and i don’t know why

i had to drive a thousand miles so i could breathe
the hardest thing i ever knew was to leave you
maybe i’m just looking for a reason to believe

and it’s only love makes me say the things i say
and it’s only time always makes me feel this way
and it’s only you can only take my breath away
and i always hoped that we’d meet again someday

chorus
Track Name: My Beautiful Friend
my beautiful friend
(bidmead /buchanan)

you walk in the silence
you breathe in the night again
you’re talking in halos
you just close your eyes and pretend

you’re dancing with angels
who show you the future and the past

my beautiful friend where have you gone
you’ve kept me here waiting for so long
and everything changes right or wrong
but still you’re gone gone gone

you creep in the back door
and look through the windows of my soul
you’re talking in numbers
yeah you always need to take control
i can’t help but wonder
just how it would feel out of this cold

you bathe in the slumber
and fill up the spaces in my head

my beautiful friend where have you gone
i’ve been here waiting for far too long
and everything changes right or wrong
but still you’re gone gone gone

feel like i’m losing
my whole world is falling down
so far from you and
all i can do is call your name
Track Name: Down & Dirty
down ‘n’ dirty
(bidmead/buchanan)

i been talking trash in the morning
yeah i been sleeping without warning now
and how

i been looking for love in a phone book
i been keeping my cards close to my chest
self confessed

i don’t mean any harm
just come back to my farm and we could play
now i ain’t twisting your arm
but i could turn on the charm again today
what'd’ ya say?

i’ve been watchin' the world
but the world’s been watching me
there ain’t nothin' to see
when you’re down and dirty
down and dirty
down and dirty like me

i been havin' myself a good time
would ya like to be my partner in crime
we could stop on a dime

i been tryin' every trick in my book
i been hangin' out just to get one look
oh c’mon just one look

chorus
Track Name: The One That Got Away (Reprise)
the one that got away
(bidmead/ buchanan)

write me a letter drop me a line
cause i don’t see you anymore
think i still love you but i could be lying
if there was some way i could know for sure

but it seems that every thought of you
i have tears me apart

you could be the one i left behind
you could be my reason love is blind
now there’s nothing more to say
if i could only find the words
to make you understand me when i say
you’re the one that got away

maybe i’ll call you maybe i won’t
or maybe i need to get a life
sometimes i miss you sometimes i don’t
and all of my dreams are black and white

but it seems that everything i want
can only lead to here

you could be the one i left behind
you could be my reason love is blind
now there’s nothing more to say
if i could only find the words
to make you understand me when i say
you’re the one that got away

i’d rather let you down than let you go
it’s better to have loved than not at all

you could be the one i left behind
you’re the only one still in my mind

you could be the one i left behind
you could be my reason love is blind
now there’s nothing more to say
if i could only find the words
to make you understand me when i say
you’re the one that got away

you could be the one i left behind
you could be my reason love is blind
now there’s nothing more to say
if i could only find the words
to make you understand me when i say
you’re the one that got away
you’re the one that got away