American Authors Best I Could Do

Years have washed away

Thinking we’re happy

making believe that

nothing has changed

but tides have come to turn

we’ve both stopped laughing

faking a scene that’s

been well overplayed

What could we have done

that would have been enough?

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

I did the best that I could do

You were drifting off

The distance grew deeper

I tried to save you by playing your games

But time came crashing down

in your heart we’d sink here

I couldn’t stand to take all the blame

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

I did the best that I could do

You say we’ve more than parted

but show me how we’ve started

it must have been you

What happened to you?

But now we walk the shore line

no longing lovers this time

It’s all I can do

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

I did the best that I could do

I did the best that I could do

American Authors Pride

My home don’t feel the same

Last year flew by; goodbye to the good vibes

What we thought were the best times

Nights out with the people I love

Now I’m lost in the neighborhood

That raised me, praised me, made me who I am

But my father was twice the man

And now that pain’s resurfacing

Brooklyn don’t feel the same

Maybe I’m the one who changed or the one to blame

Another dream down the drain

Ten more before I get on that plane

I swear I knew just what to say

The salt air on the tip of my tongue

But I don’t feel good enough for anyone

But I won’t unfold

I know cause I-I-I-I got this feeling

[Chorus:]

I ain’t never giving up, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever giving up my pride

I ain’t never letting go, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever gonna sell my soul

I-I-I-I got this feeling

I-I-I got this feeling

I ain’t never giving up, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever giving up my pride

Pushed out of the family tree

Upside down, but it was a good life

I fell hard for the wine in France

I didn’t call you back cause I was learning to dance

And just who I’d become

The salt air on the tip of my tongue

Wish I was good enough for anyone

No, I won’t unfold

I know cause I-I-I-I got this feeling

[Chorus:]

I ain’t never giving up, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever giving up my pride

I ain’t never letting go, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever gonna sell my soul

I-I-I-I got this feeling

I-I-I got this feeling

I ain’t never giving up, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever giving up my pride

Take or leave who I am

Cause this is me

Like a fish out of water

Do I belong here?

But I’m never gonna lose, I’m never giving up my pride

I’m lost in the ocean

Like a note in a bottle

But I’m never gonna lose, I’m never giving up my pride

This is me, who I am

[Chorus:]

I ain’t never giving up, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever giving up my pride

I ain’t never letting go, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever gonna sell my soul

I-I-I-I got this feeling

I-I-I got this feeling

I ain’t never giving up, I ain’t never ever, I ain’t never ever giving up my pride

Take or leave who I am

Cause this is me

American Authors Mess With Your Heart

Well, if this city’s now too big for your taste

And you’re home town feels a million miles away

When the walls close in and the only time your honest

Is just when you’re speaking through a satellite in space

You say you haven’t met a single soul you trust

You’re always worried about the smoke from another stranger’s gun

Let me show you I’ve got nothing left to hide

And all I have to give to you is my love

Yeah I, really really want to take the time now

And I, really really want to change your mind now

So don’t worry I won’t mess with your heart

I’ll be your neon light in the dark

On nights where the clouds cover the stars

I won’t mess with your heart

I won’t mess with your heart

I, I won’t mess with your heart

And I promise that I’ll be right here to listen

I’ll shatter all your doubts and all your intuitions

Every cab ride home I’ll call you just to know

That you made it safe and sound back to Brooklyn

Yeah I, really really want to take the time now

Oh and I, really really want to change your mind now

So don’t worry I won’t mess with your heart

I’ll be your neon light in the dark

On nights where the clouds cover the stars

I won’t mess with your heart

No, won’t mess with your heart

I, I won’t mess with your heart

Oh, I won’t, I won’t, no

The way you’ve memorized each Ryan Adams lyric

You sing it out loud just like nobody’s listening

And all I’m asking is for that kinda love

And I promise that you never will regret it

So don’t worry I won’t mess with your heart

I’ll be your neon light in the dark

On nights where the clouds cover the stars

I, I won’t mess with your heart

No, won’t mess with your heart

Yeah, I, I won’t mess with your heart

American Authors Everything Everything

I spent my whole life dreaming of a perfect world

Where I thought you’d be (thought you’d be)

I spent my whole life waiting for a moment

With you next to me (next to me)

I pull you closer and closer

Closer and closer

I don’t want to let you go

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

‘Cause you’re my everything, everything

Everything, everything

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

‘Cause you’re my everything, everything

Everything, everything

I heard your name up in the sky above the trees

When it came to me (came to me)

I spent my whole life trying to fill my heart

When you’re all I need (all I need)

I pull you closer and closer

Closer and closer

I don’t want to let you go

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

‘Cause you’re my everything, everything

Everything, everything

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

‘Cause you’re my everything, everything

Everything, everything

Hey!

Whoo!

Hey!

All right

It took my whole life

It took my whole life

To fall back into you

It took my whole life

It took my whole life

To fall back into you

I don’t want to let you go

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Cause you’re my everything everything

Everything everything

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Hey yo, hey yo, yo hey

I don’t want to miss out on a single day

Cause you’re my everything everything

Everything everything

American Authors Can’t Stop Me Now

I threw away my innocence when I was seventeen

Lost track of what’s magnificent, forgot my memories

But I’m marchin’ on to a different drum

And nothing will stand in my way

No, you can’t stop me now

No, you can’t stop me now

Hangin’ on by a thread, hangin’ over my head

But you won’t knock me down

Hear the roar of the crowd

No, you can’t stop me now

No, I’m nothin’ like you, I got so much to prove

No, you won’t knock me down

I woke up from a dream, the voices sounded dissonant

I followed a path that wasn’t mine

Took on the enemy, I told myself I’d never quit

I gotta move forward, not back in time

Singin’ ah-ooh, I’m gonna show you, show you

The man in the mirror stole all my pride

Ooh, now that I know you

No, you can’t stop me now

No, you can’t stop me now

Hangin’ on by a thread, hangin’ over my head

But you won’t knock me down

Hear the roar of the crowd

No, you can’t stop me now

No, I’m nothin’ like you, I got so much to prove

No, you won’t knock me down

When I was seventeen, I threw away my innocence

The worst part of me took over my mind

Singin’ ah-ooh, I’m gonna show you, show you

The man in the mirror stole all my pride

Ooh, now that I know you

No, you can’t stop me now

No, you can’t stop me now

Hangin’ on by a thread, hangin’ over my head

But you won’t knock me down

Hear the roar of the crowd

No, you can’t stop me now

No, I’m nothin’ like you, I got so much to prove

No, you won’t knock me down

American Authors What We Live For

I drive a beat-up car, a caravan, the color blue

Reminds me of your eyes and all the places we’ve been to

We’re tethered to the leather, searching for a better view

It’s interstellar when it’s me and you

We’re taking off

We’re taking off

This is what I live for

Baby, you’re my open road

You can take me anywhere the wind blows

Right into the great unknown

We can throw our hands up out the window

This is what we live for

We look up at the stars, a perfect night to dream with you

Got 90s retro on the radio, our favorite tune

I put the pedal to the metal just to laugh with you

It’s interstellar when it’s just us two

We’re taking off

We’re taking off

This is what I live for

Baby, you’re my open road

You can take me anywhere the wind blows

Right into the great unknown

We can throw our hands up out the window

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what I live for

Baby, you’re my open road

You can take me anywhere the wind blows

Right into the great unknown

We can throw our hands up out the window

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

This is what we live for

American Authors Replaced

I feel like hell

I’m all over the place

Can’t believe I’m seeing you in this random space

You know I miss you

Do you believe in fate?

If you think the universe is so big and vast

Don’t wanna be alone

You moved on too fast

Didn’t catch his name

Just trying to catch my breath

Of course it’s you

I’d seen them walking down the street

Maybe the world is telling me it’s never easy

So listen up

My heart is dark

I know that I’ve been replaced

I’ve had enough

I’ve tried to love

Keep coming back to this place

I wanna be free and let you fly away

To see your smile

Upon you face

It’s the hardest part of being replaced

I heard you moved in

Wasn’t that our plan?

Still wake up in the morning

And I reach for your hand

I failed chemistry, I don’t understand

Most days I sleep in

See more night than day

I had all the answers now the questions have changed

It’s a running joke that I can’t escape

So listen up

My heart is dark

I know that I’ve been replaced

I’ve had enough

I’ve tried to love

Keep coming back to this place

I wanna be free and let you fly away

To see your smile

Upon you face

It’s the hardest part of being replaced

It’s never easy

It’s never easy

Of course it’s you

I’d seen them walking down the street

Maybe the world is telling me it’s never easy

So listen up

My heart is dark

I know that I’ve been replaced

I’ve had enough

I’ve tried to love

Keep coming back to this place

I wanna be free and let you fly away

To see your smile

Upon you face

It’s the hardest part of being replaced

American Authors Heart Of Stone

Oh now you never come around

And then you’re spacing out tonight

I bet I feel it in my chest

The visions in your head they’re all lies

Oh ya it’s true

Oh ya it’s true

Well I

I need a friend tonight

I need to make it right

And now I’m tired of thinking

In spite

I’m always in the right

I never made the time

It’s all the smiles I’m faking

Oh yeah it’s true

You’ve got this heart of stone

I’m never breaking through

Feels like a dead end road

So take that any way you want to

You’ve got this heart of stone

That’s keeping me from you

If I break that you hate that so take that any way you want to

Inhale

Another thought fails

Falling off the rails

Tonight

Untamed

A c-c-crazy train

I’m always yours to blame

In your eyes

Shake a shake it off now

Then you’re take a taking off now

All around so you can shoot me down I should have gotten out before you started begging

Oh yeah it’s true

You’ve got this heart of stone

I’m never breaking through

Feels like a dead end road

So take that any way you want to

You’ve got this heart of stone

That’s keeping me from you

If I break that you hate that so take that any way you want to

If only I could live a little bit longer

You’ve got this heart of stone

I’m never breaking through

Feels like a dead end road

So take that any way you want to

You’ve got this heart of stone

That’s keeping me from you

If I break that you hate that so take that any way you want to

American Authors Fight For You

I just wanna fight for you

You

I just wanna fight for you

You

I’m losing track of time the days seem no different

Cuz these walls that kept me safe now show no forgiveness

Reflections of my sins have come back to haunt me

Causing in every waking moment harder to live with

You’ll see

The truth is I’ve been falling apart

She said the truth is you’ve been running too far

And sometimes things don’t change,

But I’ll spend my whole life with this blame

The truth is I don’t think that I can make things right

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight for you

Faces that I knew have turned into strangers

I’ve nothing left to give when life has no takers

The lights are fading fast but I still see clearly

Clear enough to see an end with no favors

And you’ll know

The truth is I’ve been falling apart

She said the truth is you’ve been running too far

And sometimes things don’t change,

But I’ll spend my whole life with this blame

The truth is I don’t think that I can make things right

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight

The truth is I don’t think that I can make things right

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight

For you

You

I wanna fight for you

You

The truth is I’ve been falling apart

She said the truth is you’ve been running too far

Sometimes things don’t change,

But I’ll spend my whole life with this blame

The truth is I don’t think that I can make things right

I just wanna fight

I just wanna fight

American Authors I Wanna Go Out

No I can’t take it anymore

I bang my head against the door

I’m going out, I, I, love it, love it

The doctor said I need a sleep

But I go crazy counting sheep

I’m going out, I, I, love it, love it

Let’s get wild and make a memory

Hey ya, I wanna go out

I wanna go out, I wanna-na

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind

Hey ya, I wanna check out

Step off of my cloud

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind

Oh I’m a zombie, I’m a corpse

Every day is so boring

I’m going out, I, I, love it, love it

I’m jumping out the window

Smilin’ down at the world below

I, I, love it, love it

Let’s get wild and make a memory

Hey ya, I wanna go out

I wanna go out, I wanna-na

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind

Hey ya, I wanna check out

Step off of my cloud

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind

Indecisive, so fragile, so mad

Idiotic, insane

Out of my mind, out of my mind

So enlightened, but frightened and scared

So hypnotic and dazed

Out of my mind, out of my mind

I wanna, I wanna feel, like something is changing

Some things need changing

Hey ya, I wanna go out

I wanna go out, I wanna-na

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind

Hey ya, I wanna check out

Step off of my cloud

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind

Hey ya, I wanna go out

I wanna go out, I wanna

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind

Hey ya, I wanna check out

Step off of my cloud

Hey ya, I wanna go out

Out of my mind