American Authors Walking Away

Been walking through fire

That used to burn higher

It’s getting hard to feed this flame

A year’s worth of heartache

A radio mistake

I don’t want to feel this way again

I’m stuck in my head

I’m running in circles

Heaven’s not as close as we both thought

I’m losing my head

I’m running in circles

And I can’t carry on

[Chorus]

I don’t wanna waste my time

Trying to change your mind

I can feel us fading away

I watch the sun go down

As the lights burn out

And nothing feels the same

So I’m walking away, yeah

I’m walking away, yeah

Been trying to hold on here

Everything’s unclear

It’s a fading memory

The shadows been casted

This dark cloud is massive

Waiting for the rain to baptize me

I’m stuck in my head

I’m running in circles

Heaven’s not as close as we both thought

I’m losing my head

I’m running in circles

And I can’t carry on

[Chorus]

[Instrumental]

I’ve been trying to make things right

But you never want to take the time

I’m walking out

I’m walking away tonight

Yeah, yeah, oh oh oh

Ooh, yeah!

[Chorus]

I’m walking away, yeah

I’m waling away, yeah

I’m walking away, yeah

I’m walking away, yeah

American Authors A Real Place

I told you that I’d call

I got caught up with some people that never got to know me at all

Guess I was wrong

Is it all my fault

For thinkin’ that my reason for leavin’ was a reason at all?

Maybe you’re better off

Oh, I got somethin’ that I need to say out loud

Oh, I’ll be comin’ back now just to talk it out

From a real place

I just wanna know the truth

From a real place

Tell me how to get to you

To you

Turns out I was lost

I was busy with a lover, God knows I never loved her at all

I needed somewhere to fall

This is where I belong

Standin’ right in front of you, waitin’ for the past to move on

I’ll give it all that I got

Oh, I got somethin’ that I need to say out loud

To say out loud

Oh, I’ll be comin’ back now just to talk it out

To talk it out

From a real place

I just wanna know the truth

From a real place

Tell me how to get to you

To you

I remember late nights, drivin’ in the taxi, back seat

Black leather jackets in the backstreets last year

Take me back, take me back

I remember stayin’ up high, we were chasin’

Makin’ all the wrong moves in right places, sayin’

Take me back, take me back

To a real place

I just wanna know the truth

From a real place

Tell me how to get to you

To you

American Authors Coming Home To You

Got that text of you in my red scarf

Makes me feel we’re not that far apart

But relationships over the phone can be hard, they strain the heart

But I swear, this year we’ll go back to the start

‘Cause I just need to see you

This Christmas, this Christmas

I’ll be coming home to you

Coming home to you

This Christmas, my wish is

To be coming home to you

In the snow with you

This Christmas I’ll be coming home to you

I miss the way the snow falls on your face

Christmas in California ain’t the same

I’ve been gone to long, missed all those holidays

I’ll take the blame

But I swear, this year won’t be the same

Oh, I can’t wait to see you again

I can’t wait to see you again

Oh, I just need to see you again

I just need to see you

This Christmas, this Christmas

I’ll be coming home to you

Coming home to you

This Christmas, my wish is

To be coming home to you

In the snow with you

This Christmas I’ll be coming home to you

I’ll be coming home to you

Oh, I’ll be coming home

Life’s pushed me down every road

To get me where all I should go

But I can’t fill my hole alone

So this Christmas, this Christmas

I’ll be coming home to you

Coming home to you

This Christmas, my wish is

To be coming home to you

In the snow with you

This Christmas I’ll be coming home to you

American Authors Mind Body Soul

My mind, my body, my soul

Feeling like I got nowhere to go

So take one down and pass it around

And give me your love like you love this town

I work all day and I work all night

But it’s not enough to get you off my mind

My mind, my body, my soul

I need to make more money than ever before

But making music always changed

Ain’t what I thought no it ain’t the same

Can’t afford the life that I wanna buy

Or the big white house for you and I

My mind, my body, my soul

Only feels good standing out in the cold

Can’t tell my girl that I lost my heart

Made a few mistakes and I’ve gone too far

My heads a mess and I’ll never change

Ain’t strong enough to hold this weight

My mind, my body, my soul

I need forgiveness from anyone’s lord

I’ve seen what’s right and I’ve seen what’s wrong

Can’t tell a difference between those songs

Am I a hero or the devil’s son?

I can’t figure out what side I’m on

My mind, my body, my soul

I miss my brother more than ever before

I wish we could have just one more drink

What I would give for you to watch me sing

Mom and Dad yeah I know they’re proud

But I would rather have you here right now

My mind, my body, my soul

I’m feeling like I got nowhere to go

I remember my past I remember those names

4 years of love gone down the drain

Time spent wasted time well spent

But I’m all alone with no wife and kid

I feel like a bird floating through the sky just a little bit

I feel like a bird floating through the sky just a little bit

Oh don’t take me down to the valley tonight

Don’t take me down to the river cause I get lost oh so lost

I feel like a bird floating through the sky just a little bit

My mind, my body, my soul, floating through the sky just a little bit

My mind, my body, my soul, floating through the sky just a little bit

American Authors Stay Around

I don’t know what I would do

If I was left alone to my own devices

I need to fight this

Sometimes I feel that I’m not acting right

All my life I’ve been acting childish

Don’t mean to be like this

But I swear I’m gonna take my time

And I hope that you don’t change your mind

So I swear I’m gonna take my time

Oh, I know it’s hard to find someone like you

I don’t wanna let down

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

Ooh, when you see me at my worst

My, my, my worst

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

Sometimes I put up a wall to protect how I feel

When I fear the darkness

My heart is guarded

Lighting my fuse is so easy to do

No excuses, I make it harder

For that I’m sorry

‘Cause I swear I’m gonna take my time

And I hope that you don’t change your mind

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

Ooh, when you see me at my worst

My, my, my worst

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

Tall me that it’s all okay

Keep me from digging my own grave

Tell me it’s okay

‘Cause I know it’s hard to find someone like you

I don’t wanna let down

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

Ooh, when you see me at my worst

My, my, my worst

I hope you stay around, stay around

(I hope you) Stay around

American Authors Love

Remember when we were lost at sea?

We would look at the bright night sky

Thinking of, what we could be

What we could be

How to spend our lives

Remember when we had nothing left?

We were strung out in the cold

Holding on, trying to save our breath

Trying to save our breath

We would not let go

Whoa

Through the good, through the bad and ugly

Whoa

We’ll conquer anything

‘Cause one day we’re gonna come back

And laugh at it all

One day we’ll look at the past

With love, love

One day we’re gonna come back

And relive those thoughts

One day we’ll look at the past

With love, love

With love, love

Remember down in the forest heart

We were lost, losing hope and faith

We put our trust in counting stars

We were counting stars

Trying to find our way

Remember up on the mountain top

Looking out on the rocks below

Thanking God, will we never stop

We will never stop

No we won’t let go

‘Cause one day we’re gonna come back

And laugh at it all

One day we’ll look at the past

With love, love

One day we’re gonna come back

And relive those thoughts

One day we’ll look at the past

With love, love

(Love, love)

Like a scene from the past

Where we look back and laugh

With love, love

A thought like a flash

Black and white, hope it lasts

With love, love

Like a scene from the past

Where we look back and laugh

With love, love

A thought like a flash

Black and white, hope it lasts

With love

‘Cause one day we’re gonna come back

And laugh at it all

One day we’ll look at the past

With love, love

One day we’re gonna come back

And relive those thoughts

One day we’ll look at the past

With love, love

(Love, love)

With love, love

American Authors Oh, What A Life

There was snow, there was snow

Stretched for miles and more

Where we buried, where we buried

Our souls

Oh I long, oh I long

For them days left and gone

Where we sang

And where we danced to a brighter song

But now I look upon a field

With bodies stretched out and I feel nothing

But something’s burning in my soul

I let it lose control and I’m in, oh God I’ve sinned

But I tried so hard, and we tried so hard

And it’s a long long road, that you told me so

Yeah I tried so hard, to forget where we are

And all we do is laugh and we sing

And we laughed oh, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

And we laughed oh, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

And we laughed, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

But I tried so hard, but we killed our hearts

In valleys low, I hear the trumpets blow

Yeah, I tried so hard, yet I’m lost and scarred

And I’m filled with regret yet I sing

And we laughed oh, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

And we laughed oh, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

And we laughed, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

And we laughed oh, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

And we laughed oh, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

And we laughed, and we cried and thought oh, what a life

American Authors Do My Own Thing

I spent my whole life trying to fit into a lane

But I’m so over it

I watched my friends fall out of love and go insane

Bet on life and lose the game

I saw ’em quit

I never wanna be like that

A suit and tie copycat

I never was into that

Hey-yo, nanana

I said hey-yo, I’m all good

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

Hey-yo, nanana

I said hey-yo, I’m all good

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do, I’ma do, I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

I spent so long with my head buried in the sand

My future needs a rewrite

So I’ll send a postcard from wherever I may land

I ain’t got no master plan and that’s alright

I never wanna be like that

A suit and tie copycat

I never was into that

Hey-yo, nanana

I said hey-yo, I’m all good

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

Hey-yo, nanana

I said hey-yo, I’m all good

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do, I’ma do, I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

Time won’t get the best of me

I see the world so differently

(You do you) You do you and I’ll do me

March into my own parade

My heart don’t beat any other way

(You do you) You do you and I’ll do me, me, me, me

(Hey-yo)

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

Hey-yo, nanana

I said hey-yo, I’m all good

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do, I’ma do, I’ma do me

Hey-yo, nanana

I said hey-yo, I’m all good

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do, I’ma do, I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

I’ma do my own thing

(I’ma, I’ma) I’ma do, I’ma do, I’ma do me

I’ma do my own thing

American Authors Ghost

In the morning when the sun breaks free

A reflection that I know I’ve seen

In the night it’s haunting me

A lonely ghost, a lonely ghost

Ever since I was just a child

I’ve seen the visions in my sleep

Of a man roaming through the wild

With all these ghosts, a lonely ghost

But you can’t breathe in if you don’t breathe out

‘Cuz it’s a new day, we’re gonna go far

Knuckle down, trim and shake off the dead weight

You know what they say

You can’t hide from your ghosts

‘Cuz it’s a new day, I wanna go far

Break it down, jump the gun, find a new way

You know what they say

I’m stuck here living with all these ghosts, a lonely ghost

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

I’m looking back at a room for two

The skeletons of all we knew

That we were only broke and bruised

As you held me close along the coast

When the morning settles in

And I’ve learned how to live with it

I can’t rewind all the things I did

And all these ghosts, the lonely ghosts

But you can’t breathe in if you don’t breathe out

‘Cuz it’s a new day, we’re gonna go far

Knuckle down, trim and shake off the dead weight

You know what they say

You can’t hide from your ghosts

‘Cuz it’s a new day, I wanna go far

Break it down, jump the gun, find a new way

You know what they say

I’m stuck here living with all these ghosts, a lonely ghost

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

Now we know we’ll never be alone, alone

And we know I wanna be alone, alone

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

‘Cuz it’s a new day, we’re gonna go far

Knuckle down, trim and shake off the dead weight

You know what they say

You can’t hide from your ghosts

‘Cuz it’s a new day, I wanna go far

Break it down, jump the gun, find a new way

You know what they say

I’m stuck here living with all these ghosts, a lonely ghost

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

Hey ey ey ey ey ey

A lonely ghost

American Authors Think About It

In the jungle that we roam

To search and find and to explore

All we all we all know

All we all we don’t know

Pushing back remove the leaves

To find something bigger than me

All we all we all know

All we all we don’t know

So far so good

So don’t turn back

So far so good

It’s been hard

Trying to find the best of it

I’m always hung up on the risk

Don’t over think about it

Hard

When all that’s left is rearranged

And everything is in the way

Don’t over think about it

Don’t over think about it

If I think too hard and never leave

I’ll watch the world turn without me

All we all we all know

All we all we don’t know

To hide from lions and the wolves

Would never break the fears we hold

All we all we all know

All we all we don’t know

So far so good

So don’t turn back

So far so good

It’s been hard

Trying to find the best of it

I’m always hung up on the risk

Don’t over think about it

Hard

When all that’s left is rearranged

And everything is in the way

Don’t over think about it

Don’t over think about it

So far so good

So don’t turn back

So far so good