While You Were Sleeping

by The Story So Far

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released December 9, 2009

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Track Name: Just Like You Said
I'd say this more but I'm feeling troubled today
I'm stuck, my mind has been sinking for miles
I'm losing touch with my old friend
Next time my finger slips I've gotta learn to grip this
Till it hurts

This time is taking away from a stable heart
A year ago anxiety kept me away
But we've been over that, we'll make this better than before

I know that's not your smile but you still seem to wear it
You always meant a lot I never meant to be absent
We both know leaving does nothing to cure it
But regardless of the truth I never said that I liked it
THIS SONG IS SICK WITH HOPE

My time is wrapping up with you
It slips away with everything you say and do
I've said all I've said and I'm trying
To say the words that mean the most
I'm gonna leave them here to settle before I become
A ghost

This time is taking away from a stable heart
3 weeks to go on Saturday I move away
But we've been over that
We'll make this better than before

I've been driving and I've been listening
To the song that you left in my head
You'll always be there for me
Just like a friend, just like you said

Don't say I've wasted your time here with bad news
Don't say you'll leave me the way that I found you
(I used to lie awake and stare at)
Don't say
(Ceilings thinking of the air)
I've wasted
(You fill your lungs with)
Your time here with bad news
(I used to lie awake and stare at)
Don't say
(Ceilings thinking of the air)
You'll leave me
(You fill your lungs with)
The way that I found you.
Track Name: Spark Fires
Who knows how much is left
And I always want what I can't get
But it calms my nerves, and it helps me learn
That I can stand beside my friends
And laugh until the very end
Spark fires with lighters and blaze where no one finds us
Keep myself sane for one more day

And maybe when I'm older
I'll give up shrug my shoulders
And watch myself become like the rest
But youth is still my best bet
Nostalgic till my last breath
If that's something that you can't understand

Call me crazy but we've conquered our fears
And we reject the self obsession that we see in our peers
So when the curtain falls and all of you
Are left with your tears
We'll still be standing recommending that you
Look in the mirror

At something other than yourself
I hope you're happy with your wealth

Cause I'm walking through your front door
I said I'm walking through your front door
Just like I did when we were so young
I'm practically begging you come back home

Call me crazy but we've conquered our fears
And we reject the self obsession that we see in our peers
So when the curtain falls and all of you
Are left with your tears
We'll still be standing recommending that you
Look in the mirror
Track Name: Compare And Conform
These chains are heavy, but these hand stay steady
Grasping the anxiety of decision
But these walls are breaking, times up we're putting
Our thoughts into actions so let's take
What WHAT we WE

Want and apply it to what we have
To figure out what we need
Cause through the pain
WE'RE AS STRONG AS EVER
It's in your hands
IT'S NOW OR NEVER
I'm not just yelling words

I'm not just preaching
It's more like teaching

So I'll tell you what we will do
We'll fly real hi like doves do
And we won't ever come back down
Give this your all and push through
Prove to yourself you can do anything you want to

It's such a cold day, but our hearts stay steady
Hoping but knowing that we're ready (for anything)
Cause you can bet me that we'll win it all
Our progress will not falter lets give them something
They THEY will WILL

Talk about, our strength unbound
Turn the wheels with no regrets
NO REGRETS NO REGRETS
Listen closely follow along I tried my hardest
To write this song to be a message for all of you

I'm not just preaching
It's more like teaching

Hold us back we'll run right through you
The gratitudes worth what we go through
You can yell till your face turns blue
The good thing is you know I hate you

I remember those days
When my friends and I had simple ways
Track Name: Ali
So this is what I get for trying to be nice
Like its the only time I've ever cared
These blank walls make me sick
Like excuses made up quick
I'd move forward if I only could
I'd like to thank you for this effort
It left me barely breathing on this stretcher

We'll work things out in the end
But we'll still be far from friends
Take my hand, run it through your hair again
I'll just pretend you're someone else
It's what I always did
I'm not gonna force it if it doesn't fit
I'm not supposed to feel like this
But the weight of the world is just too strong for me
And I think I might just run away
Back to your door

Empty days and lonely nights
Provide a blueprint for the things I write
So when people ask me, I know just what to say
The thought of you helps me wake up every day
And I don't believe in fate
IN FATE
The only fate is the fate you make
YOU MAKE
So I'll keep my nose to the grindstone
Cause that's all that I can do
I've got good friends that help me too
And someday I will get back to you

On the back of my hand is the number she wrote
I'll call her when my whole world goes up in smoke
Until then I'll wonder what could have been
Cause everything works itself out in the end
Track Name: Snyder Street
We walked through Arbo at 2 AM last night
For lack of a better idea to pass the time
Our eyes were heavy but our hearts felt light
We chopped the tree to the ground
And broke the silence with sight

Cause we saw the sky in a darker shade of blue
And we wasted gas guided by the moon

Got lost in this free world, remembered who we were
And it brought us back to where we are now
Got lost in this free world, remembered who we were
And it brought us back to where we are now

Tucked back in south wiget lane
My thoughts drowned out by the rain
And if you've got time then I'll explain
How I still feel the same
Cause I've got questions and suggestions
To break out of this cage
A 17 chapter long story of my struggle with age
Still writing

Cause we saw the sky in a darker shade of blue
And we wasted gas guided by the moon

Got lost in this free world, remembered who we were
And it brought us back to where we are now
Got lost in this free world, remembered who we were
And it brought us back to where we are now

Cause you're still my friends

Remember Snyder street I think I'm losing sleep
Over this (roll over in my bed)
The crazy high's we'd reach I don't think I'll ever
Forget this (even if I'm dead)
Remember Snyder street I think I'm losing sleep
Over this (roll over in my bed)
The crazy high's we'd reach I don't think I'll ever
Forget this (even if I'm dead)

Roll over in my bed
Even if I'm dead
Roll over, fall asleep again.