The Optimist

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released April 13, 2013

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Track Name: Ghosts At Play
We roamed likes ghosts at play
Slow mo-tion gets delayed
But you won't let me pass thorough
Even if I asked you,
love to beg to differ.
You love to beg to differ.
(You love to beg)

We glowed like stars on fire.
But you stole all desire,
for me to even catch you.
Somehow I always lost.
You love to beg to differ
You love to beg to differ.

It's not easy in pleasing,
When you never had a chance
It's not easy believe me
When you lost your chance
(Love was an option,
the law of attraction.)
This fatal attachment,
some day being the death of me. Woe.
Some day being the death of me.

We roamed like ghosts at play.
The nights were young,
and the mornings never came.
We roamed like ghosts at play.
The nights were young,
and the mornings never came.

It's not easy in pleasing,
When you never had a chance
It's not easy believe me
When you lost your chance
(Love was an option,
the law of attraction.)
This fatal attachment,
some day being the death of me. Woe.
Some day being the death of me.
Track Name: The Hazy Days
As the dopamine is taking over me,
causing this current
of the purist ecstasy.
Separating all of my
emotions run wild all the time.
You'll never tame me.
You'll never tame me.

Get lost inside of all those hazy days.
I know we fight to stay awake
until our eye lids break.

As reality takes its toll on me,
and any body surrounding.
Dancing till hearts are pounding.
Feelings feel so astounding.
If only you saw what I see.
Burning lust starts attacking.
I can't even contain myself.

Get lost inside of all those hazy days.
I know we fight to stay awake
until our eye lids break.
Jump off the highest
heights of every fear.
Cause while we're here;
we're only gonna be here for so long.
For so long.

Get lost inside of all those hazy days.
I know we fight to stay awake
until our eye lids break.
Jump off the highest
heights of every fear.
Cause while we're here;
we're only gonna be here for so long.
For so long.
Track Name: Exhale
It’s the thought that counts.
But all of your thoughts count in reverse
I know you meant it.
When you said it.
"Don't show your face around."
So I made it disappear.

Oh, You're the one who let this go.

Exhale the past.
Slowly breathe the future in.
I know the present,
ain't so pleasant.
My presence haunts this town,
but I'll never reappear.

Oh, You're the one who let this go.
Counting all of your thoughts back in reverse.

You're the one who let this go.
You're the one who let this go

Oh, You're the one who let this go.
Counting all of your thoughts back in reverse.

You're the one who let this go.
You're the one who let this go.
Track Name: We Are One
Where is my soul?
It was here just a minute ago.
Sing by the fire, duets with our echoes.
I don’t think this could get much better.
I don’t think this could get much better.

Don’t make this too personal.
We’ll make it on our own.

I’m watching myself take away
everything I have to say.
What’s yours is mine to take.
Cause we are on in the same.
I don’t think this could much better.

Don’t make this too personal.
We’ll make it on our own.
Don’t make this too personal.
We’ll make it on our own.

Where do our souls go?
Cause I know it’s out there.
Where does my soul go?
Cause I know that it’s out there
It’s out there.
It’s out there.

Don’t make this too personal.
We’ll make it on our own.
Cause we are one in the same.
Cause we are one in the same.
Track Name: When I Was Invincible
Either leave, or be left.
It’s whatever you prefer.
Cause some things come much easier; the hard way.
And I’m blessed with a curse.
But things could get much worse.
I miss those days how unforgettable
I miss those days.

When I was invincible,
with my head in the clouds.
It’s just the principle,
Of my ups and the downs.
When I was invincible.

Looking up for the best.
But my head weighs down my neck.
Shoulders lay injured my legs scream timber.
My heart beats out of my chest.
Close call, every time I stand up I fall.
I miss those days how unforgettable
I miss those days.

When I was invincible,
with my head in the clouds.
It’s just the principle,
Of my ups and the downs.
When I was invincible.

Keep your head up kid just keep your head up.
Keep your head up kid just keep your head up.
Keep your head up kid just keep your head up.
Keep your head up kid just keep your head up.

When I was invincible,
with my head in the clouds.
It’s just the principle,
Of my ups and the downs.
When I was invincible.

When I was invincible,
(Cause some things come much easier
the hard way)
with my head in the clouds.
(Cause some things come much easier
the hard way)
It’s just the principle,
(Cause some things come much easier
the hard way.)
Of my ups and the downs.
When I was invincible.
Track Name: Don't Quit On Me
They'll never let me live this down.
So I'm living it up.
As waves of sound,
flood my insides.

But I'll make this count
When we're toe to toe
I'm a million miles away.
With all that doubt,
my mind stays close
when I'm a million miles away.

What can I make of this?
Cause no one can help with it.
We all make mistakes;
that's for sure
I’m broken and over with.
My conscience says,
"Do not quit on me."
Don't quit on me
Don't quit on me
Don't quit on me.

All the times you held me down.
Even when I picked you up
You never really gave a fuck
So I let you drown.

And I'll make it count
When we're toe to toe
I'm a million miles away
With all that doubt,
my mind stays close
when I'm a million miles away

What can I make of this?
Cause no one will help with it.
We all make mistakes;
that's for sure
I’m broken and over with.
My conscience says,
"Do not quit on me."
Don’t quit on me.
Don’t quit on me.

No need for the shame,
we’ve all made mistakes.
Not need to explain,
we’ve all made mistakes.
No need for the shame,
we’ve all made mistakes.

What can I make of this?
Cause no one will help with it.
We all make mistakes;
that's for sure
I’m broken and over with.
My conscience says,
"Do not quit on me."
Don’t quit on me.
Track Name: The Optimist
I’m being honest.
My teeth are too tight
to lie right through spaces.
And I’m grinding them thin.
You’re grinding me thin.
I’m wearing right back down to nothing.
Bear with me.
Cause my words always look better on paper.
How come words always look better on paper?
How come life looks so much better on paper?

I’m falling behind, this unstable mind.
I just don’t see a point.
I’m always hesitating. I’m nothing more than waiting
On images finely turning necks.

I’m the optimist.
And on the bright side things can’t get any darker.
Any darker.
Bear with me.
Cause I can’t do this all without you.
I can’t do it all without you.
No I won’t do it all without you.

I’m falling behind, this unstable mind.
I just don’t see a point.
I’m always hesitating. I’m nothing more than waiting
On images finely turning necks.

Nothings the way it seems anymore.
If I could just up and leave.
But I’m just too damn poor.
Nothings the way you want it to be.
Chasing stupid dreams that just remain a dream.
But not to me. Not to me. But not to me.

I’m falling behind, this unstable mind.
I just don’t see a point.
I’m always hesitating. I’m nothing more than waiting
On images finely turning necks.
Track Name: Symphony of Epiphany
So we sit, and wait for things to come together.
Let’s just brace the fact this has gone too long.
I put my hands above head.
To give myself a second chance,
to catch my breath.

You were keeping
everything you had in your head, away from me.
I never could’ve guessed.
As you were sleeping,
The sun decides to let itself in;
shaking the whole bed.
All the things you said.

I didn’t sign up for this.
I didn’t sign up for this.
I didn’t sign up for this
But I still made the list.

I put my hands above head.
To give myself a second chance,
to catch my breath.

You were keeping
everything you had in your head, away from me.
I never could’ve guessed.
As you were sleeping,
The sun decides to let itself in;
shaking the whole bed.
All the things you said.


Wake me when it’s over.
Wake me when it’s finally done.
Wake me when it’s over. (Wake me when its over!)
Wake me when it’s finally done.
I put my hands above head.
To give myself a second chance,
to catch my breath.


You were keeping
everything you had in your head, away from me.
I never could’ve guessed.
As you were sleeping,
The sun decides to let itself in;
shaking the whole bed.
All the things you said.
Track Name: Utopia
Why wait for fate?
Cause fate doesn’t wait for me,
Or you, or anyone else out there.
Anyone else out there.
I’ve been in all the right places
at all of the wrong times.
A constant search for paradise,
a world I’ll never find.

But it’s always worth the search.
Yea it’s always worth the search.

Just escape, through any means that’s necessary
There’s more out there.
I dreamt of it, I swore it tastes so sweet.
Utopia, you taste so sweet
Euphoria leaving me,
so speechless every time.
This world I’ll never find.

But it’s always worth the search.
It’s always worth the search.

A world where anything you wanted,
I could always give you my word.
A place where we never lost a smile,
And love was all we’d want in return.
And when we choose to leave it,
we would all be singing.
(La da da da, la da da da.)
In hopes of never feeling,
like the only one who’s singing again.
(La da da da, la da da da.)
In hopes of never feeling,
like the only one who’s singing again.
Track Name: The Pendulum Effect
I'm calm, she's the eager one.
Dressed up to impress at her best.
I wish there was something I could do.
It's wrong to think that this was right.
Intentions dressed like you meant for best.
I wish that I hadn't fucked with you.

But you groove slowly,
side to side.
You invite me,
an offer I can't decline.
I'm so hypnotized.

The room was spinning.
In angles I never
thought were possible.
Constantly breathing
to keep this momentum,
like a clock works pendulums.

Like a clock works pendulums.
Like a clock works pendulums.

And I,
I'm feeling you unwind, and you fold.
You fall across my bed.
I am motionless,
and I can't get too far from here.
Cause you're what's keeping me around.

The room was spinning.
In angles I never
thought were possible.
Constantly breathing
to keep this momentum,
like a clock works pendulums.

Like a clock works pendulums.
Like a clock works pendulums.


I've got this mess on my finger tips
As if you weren't enough.
Enough.
I've got this mess on my finger tips.
As if you weren't enough.
Enough.

Like a clock works pendulums.
Like a clock works pendulums.