Stumbling Forward

by Nicholas Wells

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released October 6, 2015

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Track Name: Stumbling Forward
Sometimes I find myself lost in space
Counting the stars and the people I’ve known
Every light shines for a long lost face
I’m tracing the sky through the years that I’ve grown

And I may not live forever but I will remember
All of the days gone by
And as I’m looking backward we’re stumbling forward
Writing a story across the sky

You can’t stop the world from turning
You can’t stop the years from flying away
And so many stars have stopped burning
But they still light the sky at the end of the day

And I may not live forever but I will remember
All of the days gone by
And as I’m looking backward we’re stumbling forward
Writing a story across the sky

Sometimes I’m down
Sometimes I’m fighting to survive
It’s beautiful now
I know it’s all just part of being alive

And I may not live forever but I will remember
All of the days gone by
And as I’m looking backward we’re stumbling forward
Writing a story across the sky
Track Name: Another Beautiful Girl
It’s how I don’t know so much about you
But when you look at me it feels just like I do
And that you notice something between us
Like maybe I was meant to someday be with you

But I can’t tell you I want you
I can’t say that I need you
So I just try to convince myself
That you are just

Another beautiful girl
And I don’t need to hold you
You’re just another beautiful girl
Has anybody told you
‘Cause I’ve never said you knock me dead
And I can’t get your face out of my head.

Have you ever thought about it
Am I crazy or is something really there
But we could never be together
That’s why I’ll do my best pretending I don’t care

But I can’t tell you I want you
I can’t say that I need you
So I just try to convince myself
That you are just

Another beautiful girl
And I don’t need to hold you
You’re just another beautiful girl
Has anybody told you
‘Cause I’ve never said you knock me dead
And I can’t get your face out of my head.

Oh ‘cause if I ever came ‘round knocking at your door
You’d never really know who I was waiting for
Should I take a chance and turn this life around
Or keep this secret buried in the ground

Oh you’re just another beautiful girl
And I don’t need to hold you
You’re just another beautiful girl
Has anybody told you
‘Cause I’ve never said you knock me dead
And I can’t get your face out of my head.
Track Name: A Dream In My Pocket
I used to believe that believing is all that you need
That you pick a road and imagine a place it’ll lead
And give it your all ‘cause you know that you’ll soon be there
And when everyone says it’s so hard, yeah you just shouldn’t care

Yeah well all I have is a dream in my pocket
And all I know are these songs in my heart
All I want is something more than this, yeah
All I want is something more than this

I used to believe that a dream isn’t just for pretend
That you can just make up a way for your story to end
And try to be noticed when everyone’s doing the same
Yeah and spend every day hoping someone remembers your name

Yeah and all I have is a dream in my pocket
And all I know are these songs in my heart
All I want is something more than this, yeah
All I want is something more than this

I’ve heard you can be whatever you want to be
If you only believe
And make any wish come true so easily
But it’s just never happened to me.

And all I have is a dream in my pocket
And all I know is it never comes true
And all I want is something more than this
All I want is something more than this
Track Name: Falling Apart
Driving you home from our lunch on a Tuesday
Close to your exit it started to rain
So I’ve pulled us over to wait, just as you say
And I won’t complain

It’s hard to believe that we’re just about over
And all I can do is pretend I’m okay
And reach out my arms and pull you near
Without wiping your tears away

But holding you here as you cry on my shoulder
All that I want is to never let go
Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older
I’m suddenly somebody new
Who still loves you

I don’t want to go, I just don’t want to lose you
I can’t imagine trying to move on
But who are we now, can we have what we used to
It seems it’s already gone.

But holding you here as you cry on my shoulder
All that I want is to never let go
Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older
I’m suddenly somebody new

How can I even try to
Say goodbye to the last six years
Or tell myself not to need you
When I’m screaming inside, wondering how did we ever get here

Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older
I’m suddenly somebody new

Yeah holding you here as you cry on my shoulder
All that I want is to never let go
Falling apart, yeah we’re both getting older
I’m suddenly somebody new
Who still loves you

Driving you home from our lunch on a Tuesday
Close to your exit it started to rain
Track Name: The Midnight Hours
I’m not sleeping
I’m not in bed
‘Cause tomorrow’s spinning
Around in my head

And all the years I carry
Fall away
When it’s after midnight
And still the same day

‘Cause I live in the midnight hours
When all the world’s black and white
Where I am who I’ve always been
And time stops to let me in
Just for the night

There’ll always be a child
Inside of me
And there’ll always be nighttime
When I can be free

And in my lifetime
I may roam
But in the quiet moonlight
I’ll find my way home

‘Cause I live in the midnight hours
When all the world’s black and white
Where I am who I’ve always been
And time stops to let me in
Just for the night
Track Name: Empty Coffee Cups
I never thought you’d ever let me see your face again
And I’ve survived on memories since I don’t even know when
I never told you anything, I’ll bet you haven’t a clue
That even after all this time I can’t let go of you.

Well I had hoped that everything about you’d come to change
And I could heal my aching heart with the words that we’d exchange
But evermore you’re sinking in, you caught me by surprise
And I’m afraid I’ve lost the world when I look in your eyes.

How can I convince myself that it’s not meant to be
When trying not to be in love is hard enough for me
I would have given anything to just end up with you
My hands are tied, I’ve lost it all, there’s nothing I can do

Well I’ve been damned to misery if this is how it ends
You sit here looking beautiful as we learn to be friends
I can’t begin to tell you how so much of me has died
And how I’ll slowly turn to ash and burn to death inside

How can I convince myself that it’s not meant to be
When trying not to be in love is hard enough for me
I would have given anything to just end up with you
My hands are tied, I’ve lost it all, there’s nothing I can do

And I’ve been keeping this so long
It’s every word it’s every song
And time is nothing but a slow decay
I really don’t know how to be
To live my life unhappily
And nothing feels like it can be okay
Again

We lift our empty coffee cups and walk out into the street
I say it’s so nice seeing you, I’m glad that we could meet
It’s just so perfect how the clouds have turned the sky to grey
And how I didn’t notice till you turned to walk away

How can I convince myself that it’s not meant to be
When trying not to be in love is hard enough for me
I would have given anything to just end up with you
My hands are tied, I’ve lost it all, there’s nothing I can do
Track Name: Here In My Heart
Please move on
Find someone
Let me see that you’re happy
Without me

‘Cause here I am
Where I’ve always been
And the world moves like crazy
Around me

‘Cause even though everything’s changing
And nothing ‘round here is the same to me
Here in my heart you will always be

Let me know
You don’t care
You don’t stop to remember
Us together

I’ve tried so hard
For so long
To stop dreaming about you
I don’t know how to

‘Cause even though everything’s changing
And nothing ‘round here is the same to me
Here in my heart you will always be

‘Cause I still imagine the ways
We’d be spending our days
If I had never said goodbye

‘Cause even though everything’s changing
And nothing ‘round here is the same to me
Here in my heart you will always be
Track Name: A Million Miles From Anywhere
And every year feels like it was yesterday
Still yesterday’s over and done
And how could I know it all would go away
And leave me here without anyone

Everyone I’ve known has left or gone crazy
I didn’t have time to say goodbye
Was trying to hard just to save me
From all the tears I’ve yet to cry

And I’m a million miles from anywhere
I’m a man without a home
Just a boat out on an endless sea
Sailing all alone
So what the hell am I supposed to do
When everything is falling through
I’m stolen from the life that I once knew

What do you do when you’ve got nowhere to turn
And nobody there to shield your eyes
I’m watching the life around me crash and burn
And every day’s a new surprise

And I’m a million miles from anywhere
I’m a man without a home
Just a boat out on an endless sea
Sailing all alone
So what the hell am I supposed to do
When everything is falling through
I’m stolen from the life that I once knew

Just trying to find some shelter as it all goes wrong
I’ve lost so many battles but I’m standing strong
And someday I’ll forget the pain inside my heart
And move along

And every year feels like it was yesterday
Still yesterday’s over and done

And I’m a million miles from anywhere
I’m a man without a home
Just a boat out on an endless sea
Sailing all alone
So what the hell am I supposed to do
When everything is falling through
I’m stolen from the life that I once knew
Track Name: I've Got A Feeling
I’ve got a feeling we’re forever
I’ve got a feeling it’s for good
I can’t imagine saying goodbye
I can’t live without you, I don’t wanna try

And I’ve gotta kiss you every morning
I’ve gotta fall asleep by your side
And live anywhere, I don’t really care
As long as I know that you’ll always be there

Well I don’t know what the future holds
But my love is certain
No matter whatever down the road we see
You will never be losing me

I’ve got a feeling now and always
We will be happy the rest of our lives
‘Cause I’ve got a smile that won’t disappear
If I can come home to you year after year

Well I don’t know what the future holds
But my love is certain
No matter whatever down the road we see
You will never be losing me

I’ve got a feeling we’re forever
I’ve got a feeling we’re forever
Track Name: So Glad
Hey
Years ago I anted for a hand
And now the cards have left me where I stand
Not where I planned

And she
She believes there’s nothing I can’t be
Whenever I’ve lost confidence in me
She helps me see

That it’s a waste to be unhappy
There’s not time for feeling sad
I’ve got her love, it’s just for me
And I’m so glad

And me
I’ve been shooting for a star
And sometimes I lose sight of where we are
We’ve come so far

And she
She’s the reason I’m still going strong
If I hadn’t had her with me all along
I’d be so gone

It’s a waste to be unhappy
There’s not time for feeling sad
I’ve got her love, it’s just for me
And I’m so glad

And I wonder
How does a life bring just who you need
When you’re older
Why is the world starting to pick up speed
For a young boy
Learning that nothing in life is ever guaranteed

But it’s a waste to be unhappy
There’s not time for feeling sad
I’ve got her love, it’s just for me
Yeah and I’m so glad
Track Name: The Hardest
I used to kneel down praying
But no one heard, it seems
Everything was telling me
Follow your dreams

I’ll never understand it
I’ll always wonder why
You can always lose
No matter how hard you try

Well I thought I was dreaming
I was just wasting time
Living this life like it’s meant to be mine
But there’s no hope for nothing
And nothing at all
When the hardest you wish is the hardest you fall

When someone else is winning
Someone’s playing fair
The rules don’t really matter
When life doesn’t care

I’ll try to keep believing
I’ll wake up safe and sound
I’ll try to face the world
As it’s beating me down

Well I thought I was dreaming
I was just wasting time
Living this life like it’s meant to be mine
But there’s no hope for nothing
And nothing at all
When the hardest you wish is the hardest you fall

Oh, look at me now
Smiling to keep myself moments from just breaking down
And oh, isn’t it weird
How everything you could hope for could just disappear

Well I thought I was dreaming
I was just wasting time
Living this life like it’s meant to be mine
But there’s no hope for nothing
And nothing at all
When the hardest you wish is the hardest you fall