While You Were Sleeping

by The Story So Far

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1.
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.
2.
Spark Fires 03:38
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
3.
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
4.
Ali 03:43
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
5.
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.

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released December 9, 2009

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