“Nightmare”

She’s got a touch no softer than a brick I’d say/

but I don’t complain/

She’s got those red lips paired with red eyes/

every time/

She keeps me company on those boring days/

what can I say/

She keeps a diary full of secret notes and lies/

what a shame/

—chorus—

I can’t sleep/

Not with her next to me/

In my head, in my dreams/

Every time I turn off the lights/

I see a nightmare/

She’s a nightmare/

She’s a nightmare/

My nightmare/

She’s got me feeling like a puppet on strings/

who does those things/

She’s got a way of saying what she means/

a voice that stings/

—chorus—

I have a will and I have a lot to say/

I need a change/

It’s time I started walking on my own/

and rearrange/

So nightmare, good night..mare, you glossy snake/

I’m wide awake/

—chorus variation—

I can’t sleep/

Not with her next to me/

In my head, in my dreams/

Every time I turn off the lights/

I see a nightmare/

She’s a nightmare/

She’s a nightmare/

Good night..mare/

“Red Sky”

—chorus—

If you take my hand and/

Just let it all out/

You’ll see the calm after the storm/

And a blue sky/

You won’t need this anymore/

Although it’s metaphor/

I speak the truth/

I saw it in you/

—verses—

The snow reminds me of summer/

When you left without a sound/

So cold without you around/

Then it was dreadfully sunny/

Like back when stupid wasn’t funny/

So good ’cause I was dumber/

—chorus—

Thinking about that night I saved your life/

With a simple song, I know/

Good thing you had a piano/

Under the moon, on the telephone/

And in the end a dialtone/

Comforted you more than a knife/

—chorus—

The sky glowed red in the morning/

I took warning/

My poor lamb is what I saw/

All cut up in the lion’s jaw/

Pale against the crimson sky/

So many lies, I think that’s why/

You felt you had no choice but fly away/

—modified chorus—

I reached for you hand and/

Just let it all out/

Too late to calm the storm/

And the red sky/

You won’t need this anymore/

Although it’s metaphor/

I see the sky is torn/

The finale of your storm/

“All I Need”

—chorus—

It’s what those who fought and bled/

For this ground always said/

I see only what I want to see/

…it’s all I need

—verses—

After sundown/

When all the lights come on/

We see a new town/

Lit up by red, blue neon/

When the sun’s gone/

The little things come out/

There’s more/

And why we have it all/

Won’t be ignored

—chorus—

Before sunrise/

Not quite all is still/

Many a surprise/

In the form of shriek and shrill/

When the sun’s gone/

Even after war is won/

Why can’t we see the good?/

See joy in where we are?/

When the day is done and gone

—chorus—

The proud city at night/

Just a symbol of the fight/

That happened so we could stay/

Some still fight it today/

When the sun comes/

In heavenly glory/

By good will we abide/

And swallow our pride/

All we need

—fine—

To have a dream in my city/

…it’s all I need

“Strength Ringing in my Ears”

The morning used to be so dark/

But even so you had that spark/

You never let me waste my time/

Ignoring light and all of the sunshine/

Throw the curtains back/

It’s time to act/

Throughout the day/

You will guide my way/

–chorus–

You whisper something to me now/

You know what you know but I don’t know how/

Singing sweetly, ever clear/

Your strength ringing in my ears/

Every minute your melody/

The voice I heard so perfectly/

Gather my soul, a flyaway/

And teach me how to seize the day/

You make me smile/

A little while/

Because you’re there/

I’m no longer nowhere/

–chorus–

The strength of your voice/

Rings in my ears/

It says I’ve a choice/

To make here/

I can ask you to stay/

Or pave my own way/

What else can I say?/

I can’t break away…