The Dangerous Summer Work In Progress

Tell them all that I’m a work in progress

Pour it out and I will stay out of the way

Fill it up, for what it’s worth I’m harmless

Cut me down and I will leave with what I take

I’m not saving you for myself

I want to see you, and I want to say

“You’re what’s keeping me warm,

You’re what’s keeping me safe”

Take my hands and keep them busy again

I think I’m losing my whole belief system

I get a lot of problems in my head sometimes

And I keep on forgetting

So take my hands and keep them busy again

Save me a place inside the quiet

I know hate ’cause I see it in everyone around

And lately I’ve been losing truth

And faith, I have been losing too

Save me a place inside the quiet

I know hate ’cause I see it in everyone around

And lately I’ve been losing truth

And faith, I have been losing too

Take it out on all your constant losses

Know it’s only just a miracle to face

Even death can bring an man to life

When he sits right up and still nothing tastes the same

Save me a place inside the quiet

I know hate ’cause I see it in everyone around

And lately I’ve been losing truth

And faith, I have been losing too

Save me a place inside the quiet

I know hate ’cause I see it in everyone around

And lately I’ve been losing truth

And faith, I have been losing too

Take my hands and keep them busy again

I think I’m losing my whole belief system

I get a lot of problems in my head sometimes

And I keep on forgetting

So take my hands and keep them busy again

Take, take my hands

Busy again, yeah

Busy again

Keep on forgetting

The Dangerous Summer War Paint

I was starting to shake from the days I’ve been up. There’s a lot on my plate and the ones I loved stopped answering. They left me to find myself in my own hate. I work all alone with a cynical taste and the day I get out is the day I’ll be made. I was cut out of stone and carved with a blade. Head down with all of my hardships. There’s nothing too strong that I can’t face. Don’t stop ’till you finally have it. It should be more like a habit.

Come down; all the fighting’s over. I let you breathe your own air. I will set my arms down in a corner. When I turn around, you will tell me how you’re up now from your dream of clovers. Said, Not a thing will compare to the sense you give me and disorder when you turn around and I can’t breathe.

There wasn’t a trace of the war letting up and the days went on late; I struggled and I fell to solid ground. It led me to my escape. Now, here I am outside of your gate. I was hoping you could..

Well, I came to say sorry. I shouldn’t have left, but my bitterness got to me before you did and now I’m laying in gardens where we start over again. I know that you got me and this is it.

The Dangerous Summer Disconnect

I can’t start wishing that I went for something more

but I can dream between my losing faith and now

I’ve got plans

of stay proud

with every single scream

I’ll find my place in every city.

No, never lose my voice

I stood there counting all the days ’til I was free

I can’t sleep, I’ll drive the 30 miles home

but I can’t breathe

but I’m still proud

of every single day

Is something killing me again?

I need to get away

from all the things that made me lose my mind before,

and I know

this time everything (this time everything)

is gonna be alright (is gonna be alright)

take it slow, so you know

that it’s real more than just tonight (tonight, tonight)

and what if every word (and what if every word)

escaped my mouth tonight (escaped my mouth tonight)

and I watch as the world

took its toll on my lips and my lips told my voice

that to let my mouth make prize

So what if my house is just a van

and I’m in love

Would I drive without the miles out west

to disconnect

I know I’ve got this in my head

so what if music changed my life

will it ever changed my mind

this time everything (this time everything)

is gonna be alright (is gonna be alright)

take it slow, so you know

that it’s real more than just tonight (tonight, tonight)

what if every word (what if every word)

escaped my mouth tonight (escaped my mouth tonight)

and i watch as the world

took its toll on my lips

and my lips told my voice

that to let my mouth make prize

With all it took apart in my head

I’ll keep you singing

along for all that I can

when I’m afraid

of all the nightmares that were true

and I’m just giving

out my dreams again

I’ll never wonder what I’ll be

Why can’t you

help me find it once again

you were never one

to give up on this town

to give up on this town

and this time everything

is gonna be alright

to give up every word

and change my life tonight

I’ll change my life tonight

The Dangerous Summer Weathered

I felt inable,

I was lying on my side

in the same clothes from the very last night.

I wanna pray that I’m doing everything right.

I saw my mom die for the very first time.

She was an angel, God took her from the sky.

And there’s a million other people that I found

who cared more than I ever will.

I held that note out,

I grabbed my bag and I left through the door.

I let my hair grow.

Put these words on my skin, I cannot relate.

Would you believe in my songs

if I gave them all to you?

I can find the strength in my voice

to call you back and say that everything is bad without you

and I’m lost again, oh god believe I’m lost again.

I stayed in bed and we took so much that I couldn’t even sleep.

I waited so long,

though that wasn’t even that bad.

I never had to be a part of the world

and I’ve been making that a goal for reasons that I cannot explain.

Well I’m an optimist but only in a perfect world.

I think I’m too stained from all the negativity

from all the people in my way.

Would you believe in my songs

if I gave them all to you?

I can find the strength in my voice

to call you back and say that everything is bad without you

and I’m lost again, oh god believe I’m lost again.

I took a trip down south and felt the sun on my face,

and it made things okay for a second.

I drew a picture of my problems when I was going insane.

And I focused on the currents.

It’s the funny thing about it,

I never seem to worry that every single current’s not the same.

It’s all about position, and where I choose to lay.

And god I am going away.

The Dangerous Summer Infinite

Lie on the grass till 1 am

That’s where I am

We still live off the fumes from the big sky

That lingers over our heads

And those unending nights

Well they mean everything

Try not to get so far

Would you trade it for anything?

‘Cause sometimes it seems so hard

And it’s about time we caught our life

Always looking toward the future, I

I live in this cold, this infinite night

With nothing but the warmth of my friends

And I heard everyone say “It’s everything”

Try not to get so far

Would you trade it for anything?

‘Cause sometimes it seems so hard

I’ll go to sleep when I’m dead

Stay awake till the next wave starts to kick in

And I feel like I’m flying away

Never looked at you the same way

You were echoing all my thoughts to me

I started bleeding color once again

And it poured like rain for a hundred days

We never looked up once

But that’s where the stars were

Yeah, that’s where the light came from

I’m finding myself and I’m leaving my body here

It feels like the ocean, the depth of my heart

I live for the moment and try not to fall

And when we come down we’ll see clearly again

We’ll see clearly again

I’ll go to sleep when I’m dead

Stay awake till the next wave starts to kick in

And I feel like I’m flying away

Never looked at you the same way

You were echoing all my thoughts to me

I started bleeding color once again

And it poured like rain for a hundred days

We never looked up once

But that’s where the stars were

Yeah, that’s where the light came from

I’m finding myself and I’m leaving my body here

The Dangerous Summer Surfaced

I set my words on the ground and I was grinding my teeth. I planted

Pieces of light to see if planets could speak. It took my mind by surprise

When I was finally free, through all my darkest days. I felt my heartbeat

Again, and dropped to my knees. There was a sun in my eyes that made

A star out of me. It’s like my life was a list and my head was first

To get crossed off. It’s the pleasure that I keep to sit down with my

Friends and talk about my day. Can you hear me? Well I don’t even care.

I’ll stop my screaming if you look the other way. It’s been a bad year

So let me sleep in one more day. I really found the simple things live

Closest to your home. I’m not alone because I live inside a world that

Is my own. I haven’t found what I’ve been looking for yet, but you

Can count on me to stay forever. And that’s the truth, we’ll stay just

Fine. I’m coming back and just on time to be myself again; the way that

Made me real. So tell me, have you surfaced yet? This is how it felt

When I was growing up and being part of no one but you found yourself,

And that says a lot to me these days. I’m sorry for the way I used to

Be, I was just a kid. Yeah, let me sleep this off. Try not to be hard

On yourself was all I ever heard from her. I finally think I understand

What she was saying to me, because nothing’s worth the pain in your

Back. Believe in that. The world can take control but don’t ever lose

Your heart, because I know you better than that.

The Dangerous Summer Drowning

The cure is bending

at my heart again, and

I leave right through

the window of my comfort.

So when I walk out

on that road at night;

the lights surrounding.

I’m not coming down.

The youth are drowning

in my thoughts again, and yeah,

I hope you hate my jaded views.

The tension all around me

turns to loathing.

I’m hazy

cause those people brought me down.

And i give it up.

I’ll trade the blue one

for the white one,

’cause I’m running,

and i need a small vacation

in my mind.

I’m closing in here.

So i open up.

The stars exploding.

Don’t pull me down to this.

Don’t let me touch the ground.

If this is living it,

I’d rather go there

then spend my time within

those shadows all around.

The Dangerous Summer Sins

Was I wrong?

Didn’t have you for myself

Even if you’re still abroad

We will fuck with consequence

‘Cause our lives will still be ours

I wanna carry you and

Take your fallout and

See when I follow through

Yea, hold me harder and

I’m living away from our love

I’m living away from our love

To belong

To the wind won’t take us from

The fire we hold inside

Won’t you rest your tired eyes

‘Cause a lifetime will be hard

And when I stare at you

I feel my arms open

The tide is pulling through

To take our walls down and

I’m living away from our love

I’m living away from our love

I’m living away from our love

I’m living away from our love… Yeah!

The current’s strong

There’s a void where we both sleep

I’ll take you out of there

I’ll take you anywhere for good

It won’t be long

We will find a place by the beach

And days will cascade

Then days will start again for good

I turn my back on the rope tied to my ceiling

There’s a reason I won’t go there anymore

Cause I thought for once that death might bring me healing.

The Atlantic washed our love. In Cape Town, in London

‘Til we wash away our sins and the lives that we once lived.

The Dangerous Summer A Space To Grow

Six long hours in my head, I watched people in cars. It made me feel like I’m living, I guess it’s never that hard. Let’s live outside of the city and blame the ones that I loved for all the shit that I carried when I was never enough. I found a cut somewhere where we could all lay. The world was waking up and I’m learning now, that my heart isn’t breaking down; it’s my world. So pray with me, pray with me, pray with me, ’cause I’m spent. Yeah, I spent them all. Those long confusing hours with my mind turned on. The world was getting louder. I found myself on edge; my feet were over water, just a song in my head that reminded me I’ll never be alone. I found a cut somewhere where we could all stay. It’s frank, and it’s fucked but I’m learning now that my heart isn’t breaking down; It’s my world. So I’ll take another look at my life and give everything I own to all the people in my heart. I am free, I am freezing. I am wrong. I am so obscure it’s terrible, and I’m loved, but in between the cars they bother me. I helped make the art that hangs on your walls and plays in your heart; it stays in your arms. You’re not a machine, I’m sure of that. You’re every bit like me. You gave up on your dreams and now you’re stuck with that. You settled for the pencil days. I’m a paint brush in a way. I’m simple, yeah, I’m plain. I’m colored all the same. I have meaning if you find it in yourself. I’ll sell myself or not, like I really give a fuck I’m just an artist on a shelf.

The Dangerous Summer Northern Lights

It’s two O’Clock and I was sleeping, but I’m not feeling great. I took some pills to help my thinking, but now I’m thinking worse. Well I was hoping that I could see you; if that’s not too absurd. Am I in love? or am I dreaming? ‘Cause I’m not sensibly just taken by your words; for once I found a cure. I’m sick of staying up late, because you’re not here, and I’m not there. No, I’m not afraid to watch you change me, I’m not afraid to watch you change me anymore. You need to know what you’re into; I’ll tell you I’m a god damn piece of work. So I’ll just sit here until you enter my arms – ‘Cause that’s the simpleness of where I lay my head. I’m a wreck when I’m alone, I’m the boy who lost his home and I’m sensibly just taken by your words; for once I found a cure. I’m sick of staying up late, ’cause you’re not here, and I’m not there. No, I’m not afraid to watch you change me. I’m not afraid to watch you change me anymore. I took the key bridge north to your parent’s house again. I saw my share of lights from the sky outside the city. I brought you things I loved just to show you that I cared. I found a place to lay inside of the warmth. That’s the way that I spent these last few days of writing all these songs. I swear to god that I love you, ’cause I can’t explain it.