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

Tender Machine

Oh, why are you staring at your phone?

There’s nobody in there with a life worth living

Nobody in there that isn’t wishing

They were just an empty shell without no substance

No purpose, another from the circus

Direction, connection, got another mention

What does it mean?

We’re all machines

Control, control me

Control, control me

You cut me open, and pull me apart

A hollow chest instead of a heart

Control, control me

Control, control me

You do what you want with me, baby

Till I am spent, I’m so content

I’ve been thinking how I get here

Waking up in a bed that wasn’t mine

I had the strangest of dreams

Where everything was normal but it wasn’t right

Men made of shadow with an awful grin

Planted the [?] deep beneath my skin

I wear a face that isn’t mine

Do what you please anytime

Control, control me

Control, control me

You cut me open, and pull me apart

A hollow chest instead of a heart

Control, control me

Control, control me

You do what you want with me, baby

Till I am spent, I’m so content

Control, control me

Control, control me

You cut me open, and pull me apart

A hollow chest instead of a heart

Control, control me

Control, control me

You do what you want with me, baby

Till I am spent, I’m so content

Tender Afternoon

You got me hoping I’m wrong again

Girl, it’s not what I need

I’m spending all of my time tryina’ open up

Let it breathe, let it breathe

It all comes down to whether you love me anymore

God, I hope you do cause I can’t tell, I can’t tell

By the look in your eyes, uhm uhm

It was the early afternoon

I thought I lost you to the tune

You got me singing that, uhm uhm

Got me holding on, uhm uhm

Got me holding on, uhm uhm

Got me holding on, uhm uhm

Got me holding on

Can you let it be?

You’re the air I breathe

You said it all come down when the morning comes

You said we’d both come round when the sun was up

Round and round, we go

God, I’m trapped in a daydream

Paint my soul on the big screen

Tell by the look in your eyes, uhm uhm

It was the early afternoon

I thought I lost you to the tune

You got me singing that, uhm uhm

Got me holding on, uhm uhm

Got me holding on, uhm uhm

Got me holding on, uhm uhm

Got me holding on

Uhm uhm, uhm uhm, uhm uhm

Got me holding on

Uhm uhm, uhm uhm, uhm uhm

Got me holding on

Tender Design

This is my design

Stay in the lines

This is my design

We’re intertwined

This is my design

Satisfied, so divine

Divine interventions

Stop me, going around in circles

Going in, baby, no need to be careful

All my days merge into one

Whisper in my ear, “don’t come undone now”

All the time

And everywhere I go

I just can’t get enough of you

Driving me crazy

My heart rates won’t save me the truth

But I love you through and through

Stop me, going around in circles

Going in, baby, no need to be careful

All my days merge into one

Whisper in my ear, “don’t come undone now”

All the time

And everywhere I go

I just can’t get enough of you

Driving me crazy

My heart rates won’t save me the truth

But I love you through and through

All the time

And everywhere I go

I just can’t get enough of you

Driving me crazy

My heart rates won’t save me the truth

But I love you through and through

All the time

And everywhere I go

I just can’t get enough of you

Driving me crazy

My heart rates won’t save me the truth

But I love you through and through

Tender Crawl

Crawl back from whence you came

I don’t need an ocean in between us

I just wanna know I’m safe

Death is the engine of life

I’m on a road paved with gold

I’m about to find out why I’m so alone

Won’t you stay a while? And don’t you hide away

I got you slipping from my fingers, day to day, I didn’t say

I’ll come crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

I don’t wanna wait out

Give me a minute to let it all sink in

I don’t even care about

What you did It’s about who you did with it

Oh, God, feel so betrayed

I never thought I’d see the day

Hanging on by a thread

Should’ve been me instead

Won’t you stay a while? And don’t you hide away

I got you slipping from my fingers, day to day, I didn’t say

I’ll come crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Won’t you stay a while? And don’t you hide away

I got you slipping from my fingers, day to day, I didn’t say

I’ll come crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Crawling back to you

Tender Bleed

Take all you need

A sea of green

And island waves will bend at need

You feel the sand beneath your feet

We’ll call this home

Don’t wait for me

You’ll pour your soul into the land

We’ll watch it grow

You place your hands on evergreens and salty stone

We left our lives we’re all alone

And now bleed for me

And now bleed for me

Still oceans and seas

Warm water on me

Well you’re at it again

You try to escape me from the pain

The hurt, the strain you’re causing are to blame

I took the lead and I made you bleed

Still oceans and seas

Warm water on me

[x2]

You’ll pour your soul into the land

We’ll watch it grow

You place your hands on evergreens and salty stone

We left our lives we’re all alone

And now bleed for me

And now bleed for me

Still oceans and seas

Warm water on me

[x2]

Tender Belong

And won’t you stand in my

And won’t you stand in my way?

Please stop me

Won’t you stand in my

Won’t you stand in my way?

Please stop me

No I don’t belong, to anyone

But I wish I did

Then maybe I won’t feel the shame

Then maybe I could cherish my name

Oh, I wish you’d stop me

Before I go and hurt myself again

Before I have to try to explain

Mmm, what have I done?

Take me under your wing

Show me shelter from evil things

Can’t leave me alone

Don’t leave me alone for long

No I don’t belong, to anyone

But I wish I did

Then maybe I won’t feel the shame

Then maybe I could cherish my name

Oh, I wish you’d stop me

Before I go and hurt myself again

Before I have to try to explain

Mmm, what have I done?

Take me under your wing

Show me shelter from evil things

Can’t leave me alone

Don’t leave me alone for long

Tender Outside

Hold on a minute

I don’t want to go outside

I don’t want to face my pride

There’s a limit to how long I can wait

To how long I can take before I start to show

How close I am to letting go of myself

I’ve been waiting so, so long

But here we are now

Here we are now

I will judge myself

Guilty of loving you too much

I will smother you just to feel your touch

I will offer you my whole self, not just my best

You can take me as I come or discard me like the rest

Take me by the hand

And show me to the world

I am nothing but a man

You are nothing but a girl

Oh, how long can I take before I start to show

How close I am to letting go of myself

Hold on a minute

I don’t want to go outside

I don’t want to face my pride

There’s a limit to how long I can wait

To how long I can take before I start to show

How close I am to letting go of myself

Tender Smoke

Playing with fire

As the room fills up with smoke

It’s my burning desire

To fix what isn’t broke

Now tell me I’m wrong again

I was left to my own devices

Thought I found a friend

Smoke and mirrors made me lightning

It’s all on me for you

It’s all I ever wanted to do

And I wouldn’t change a thing

Loving you is like holding smoke

The counters dry, become a joke

I can’t stop wanting you

And all these things that you do

You’re like an anchor on my soul

The fear of death running through my bones

It’s so cool wind of you

I’m holding onto something new

Now tell me I’m wrong again

I was left to my own devices

Thought I found a friend

Smoke and mirrors made me lightning

It’s all on me for you

It’s all I ever wanted to do

And I wouldn’t change a thing

Loving you is like holding smoke

The counters dry, become a joke

I can’t stop wanting you

And all these things that you do

You’re like an anchor on my soul

The fear of death running through my bones

It’s so cool wind of you

I’m holding onto something new