Tender Illuminate

The call to say no, that’s the subject under discussion. And there are plenty of times in life when you have to say no. Fortunately, sometimes, it’s easy! Saying it most of the times is as simple as this: “Thanks for asking me but, no.”

If I refused, would you take me for a coward?

Call me crying in the shower, but I wasn’t scared

At least none of you know how it feels, so fractious and empowered

I was but a delicate flower in need of care

You say you had it under control

You know I can’t fill the hole it left you (No)

Baby, if I could give it at all

I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute

I would illuminate you with my love (No)

Turn to face the sunken

Look what you’ve done to me

All because you can’t fill the space

In your heart’s place so easily

You say you had it under control

You know I can’t fill the hole it left you (No)

Baby, if I could give it at all

I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute

I would illuminate you with my love

I would illuminate you with my love (No)

Turn to face the sunken

Look what you’ve done to me

All because you can’t fill the space

In your heart’s place so easily

It’s worth the effort to learn how to say no, and to still keep your friends!

Tender Legion

Give me back my legions

Or give me control

Now I swim against the tide

While my fear swallows me whole

I don’t need a reason

I don’t even know

How I crumbled under pressure

How I almost lost it all

Can’t take it all from me

No, can’t take it all from me

I need your love but I’m scared to let it in

Give me back my people

I want to be adored

You can address me as your king

While your money fills my halls

I don’t need a reason

Make you part of the hoards

They will give and I will take

I will work them ’till they’re sore

Can’t take it all from me

No, can’t take it all from me

I need your love but I’m scared to let it in

I need your love but I’m scared to let it in

I need your love but I’m scared to let it in

Tender Silence

I’m tongue tied, nothing to say

I guess we’ll do it your way

I’m speechless in a state of decay

Don’t think I’ll last another day

Baby, you were timeless, loving you was priceless

In every single way

Baby, your defiance’s enough to keep me silenced

And I got a glimpse of the other side

Show me where your love resides

But you won’t let me in, but you won’t let me in

And I kissed your neck where the sweat, it dried

Your salty skin a perfect white

But you won’t let me in, but you won’t let me in

It’s the sound from my heart breaking

You just keep on taking till there’s nothing left

Well I have spent all of my time and all of my days

Tryna win your love or a reason to stay

With either fighting or living in silence

Glistening skin like you’re soaking wet

No, I haven’t stopped hoping yet

And my love runs deep inside your bones

You said, “I’m sorry,” again, then you let me go

Got a glimpse of the other side

Show me where your love resides

But you won’t let me in, but you won’t let me in

And I kissed your neck where the sweat, it dried

Your salty skin a perfect white

But you won’t let me in, but you won’t let me in

It’s the sound from my heart breaking

You just keep on taking till there’s nothing left

Well I have spent all of my time and all of my days

Tryna win your love or a reason to stay

With either fighting or living in silence

It’s the sound from my heart breaking

You just keep on taking till there’s nothing left

Well I have spent all of my time and all of my days

Tryna win your love or a reason to stay

With either fighting or living in silence

I got a couple of cardiac arrests down here too, Pete

Tender Cut

Stop me in my tracks

When I turn to walk away

You stab me in the back

You can cut me deep, but

Hold me as I slip through the cracks

As I gaze into your soul

Vision turns to black

Should’ve tried to keep her

Be the death of me

And I know it

You can be my guarantee

Cause you won’t quit

Till you’d had your fun

Do you need my heart?

Do you need my soul?

My devotion for the moment

I was chosen, cut me open

Take my love

Take it whole

With my focus through the motions

I was broken

Cut me open, oh oh

I’ve done bad

To keep you warm at night

No, you don’t understand

How to make it right

Be the death of me

And I know it

You can be my guarantee

Cause you won’t quit

Till you’d had your fun with me

Do you need my heart?

Do you need my soul?

My devotion for the moment

I was chosen, cut me open

Take my love

Take it whole

With my focus through the motions

I was broken

Cut me open, oh oh

Tender Lost

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Would you love me like you lost me to the wind?

Heard your bones your body thin found a hole to crawl in

And I hide from this mess

Put my troubled mind at rest

Sweep the dirt under the rug

My heavy shoulders never shook

(Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul)

Now show me the light

I am lost out in the darkness

Making peace now with the madness

Looking for your love

This what I’m scared of

Will you guide me home?

Under the weight of the world

My feet will blister through the cold

When I’ve seen the better days

I walk and walk on ever plain

And I tried my very best

I put my soul to the test

But you couldn’t love me, cause I’m not your only

I don’t want nobody else

(Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul)

Show me the light

I am lost out in the darkness

Making peace now with the madness

Looking for your love

This what I’m scared of

Will you guide me home?

Is the world out to get me

Or am I just lost?

When I look up you were the only

One I could trust

Now I’m lost without you

(Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul)

Now I’m lost without you

(Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul)

Now show me the light

I am lost out in the darkness

Making peace now with the madness

Looking for your love

This what I’m scared of

Will you guide me home?

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Hold your soul, and hold your soul

Tender Sickness

Things are starting to change, and we’ve all been left behind

Got caught in a daze where civilisation once walked

We have nowhere to go

Lost in a dream where we thought we ruled an Earth

Caught in a spin where life plays Adam of us

Falling backwards, passed point as bad things got

I hope we have a soul to meet

Past the point of repair, with our hands in sickly air

And we’ll cherish growth before the cracks and breaks

Everybody will pay for what they take

Beware the sickness will hold on

With God as my witness, hold on

It’s my existence, hold on, hold on to it

To the beat of the rhythm, hold on

And take my reflection, and hold on

Wash away the kingdom, and hold on, hold on to it, hold on

Tryna hide the truth in plain sight

Took a bite of the fruit before it’s ripe

But you know it’s not too late

To spit it out, and plant the seeds

Watch the roots grow under me

And maybe we’ll make it

Past the point of repair, with our hands in sickly air

And we’ll cherish growth before the cracks and breaks

Everybody will pay for what they take

Beware the sickness will hold on

With God as my witness, hold on

It’s my existence, hold on, hold on to it

To the beat of the rhythm, hold on

And take my reflection, and hold on

Wash away the kingdom, and hold on, hold on to it, hold on

Beware the sickness will hold on

With God as my witness, hold on

It’s my existence, hold on, hold on to it

To the beat of the rhythm, hold on

And take my reflection, and hold on

Wash away the kingdom, and hold on, hold on to it, hold on

Tender Nadir

We were like an empty glass

These things weren’t built to last

So, so, put your face on, and smile when they talk to you

It’s not too hard, show complete disregard

For, for anybody but yourself

I hate it when you touch me, but I kept it under wraps

Get bored during foreplay, and I think we’re getting fat

Tried to go the distance, but we’re only wasting time

Who’re we kidding?

This is our divide

Need to go our separate ways, I’m too scared if you stay

We’ll hold another grudge, who am I to judge?

If I will wake up one day and miss you too much

Yeah, we play with high stakes, it’s a risk I need to take

Dirty beds and motels, cast your spell on someone else

But you, but you

You’ll be happy over time, thank fuck for our decline

With all I’ve done and all I say

I’ve been loving you in a different way

Tried to explain, you wash away the pain

Things were never gonna stay the same

This is our divide

Need to go our separate ways, I’m too scared if you stay

We’ll hold another grudge, who am I to judge?

If I will wake up one day and miss you too much

Yeah, we play with high stakes, it’s a risk I need to take

Dirty beds and motels, cast your spell on someone else

But you, but you

You’ll be happy over time, thank fuck for our decline

Tender Powder

Only call me cause you need someone to drink with

I’m fine with that

Look of despair on your face

Keeps you looking so distinctive, almost instinctive

Live your life through a lens

What’s real and what’s pretend?

Live for the strangers

Of so called friends

You’ll never go without again

It’s the fear of missing out when the money’s on the weekend

Only got yourself to blame

It’s the sugar so shallow, you’re brushing off the powder

Only money with a purpose, nobody come disturb us

Lay your cheek to the cold sink

We’ll be sifting through a haze for a whole week

Trade me in for cheaper thrills

No matter what you knock or spill

Whatever you have to say to get your way

You’ll never go without again

It’s the fear of missing out when the money’s on the weekend

Only got yourself to blame

It’s the sugar so shallow, you’re brushing off the powder

You’ll never go without again

It’s the fear of missing out when the money’s on the weekend

Only got yourself to blame

It’s the sugar so shallow, you’re brushing off the powder

Never go without again

It’s the fear of missing out when the money’s on the weekend

Only got yourself to blame

It’s the sugar so shallow, you’re brushing off the powder

Tender Erode

Tell me how it is

We’re one step closer

We’re moving slower

On the right tracks

Tell me how it is

We’re moving forward

We’ve been so tortured

By all of this

Oh like an island, we’re surrounded by a deep blue sea

You’re the waves that push and pull against me

You wash me away, bit by bit

I will slowly erode ’til there’s nothing left

If you want me like that, that’s who I’ll be

If you love me right back, I could be anything

It’s like this and like that

I think I’m starting to crack

Then you’ll leave and come back

The odds are starting to stack

Against me

Against me

You can sink alone

By deep

But you

But you pull on my soul

No, you won’t let go

You let me know

I’m apart of everything you do

Oh like an island, we’re surrounded by a deep blue sea

You’re the waves that push and pull against me

You wash me away, bit by bit

I will slowly erode ’til there’s nothing left

If you want me like that, that’s who I’ll be

If you love me right back, I could be anything

It’s like this and like that

I think I’m starting to crack

Then you’ll leave and come back

The odds are starting to stack

Against me

Against me

Yeah

If you want me like that, that’s who I’ll be

If you love me right back, I could be anything

It’s like this and like that

I think I’m starting to crack

Then you’ll leave and come back

The odds are starting to stack

Against me

Against me

Tender Trouble

Whenver I’m alone I feel your ghost

Your presence is known, I already know too much

What you did in your past life is no business of mine

I would join you and all, but I’m starting until we’ll be fine

Can’t be left alone

We were barely home

I could tell by the look on your face

You were trouble

Taking step by step

You were something [?]

Then you lean into me

How dead innocent

You were trouble

Not all the trouble

Looking back

I think that I loved you too much

I was tearing you apart

Right from the start

We were destined to fail

I don’t know where to begin

Look at the trouble I’m in

I could’ve avoided this mess

If I’d wanted you left

But you got me all to yourself

[Ronald Reagan:]

Well, perhaps there is a simple answer, not an easy answer. You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we’I’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny