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SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE
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I dream in black and white
I don't know what that means
When the world is closing in
And my hands go numb
It's time to go to sleep

But oh, how damn hard it is
To hold a relationship with a ghost
So I, I don't blame you
You're just the latest
In a long line of lost loves

And I'm not who I'm supposed to be
When the world is counting sheep
It's the only time that I can feel my heart beat
And everybody walks right through me
Like a science fiction movie
They don't seem to even notice I exist
And now my mind is full of doubts
And I'm reading them aloud
Just to see if anybody here is real

And everybody walks right through me
Like a science fiction movie
They don't seem to even notice I exist
And now my mind is full of doubts
And I'm reading them aloud
Just to see if anybody here is real


RUN RUN RUN
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I broke my own rule
When I said I'd see you
How do you get me
Stressed out like a fool

So talk to your mother
Tell her you're leaving town
I know we talk the talk
But the time is now

Nobody matters
This town could turn to stone
What do we owe them
Not a thing at all

By the morning we'll be so long gone
Nothing left to do but run run run
They can look but they will find no one
Nothing left to do but run run run

You want the answer
To 'why did I come here'
I don't know the difference
Between love and fear

By the morning we'll be so long gone
Nothing left to do but run run run
They can look but they will find no one
Nothing left to do but run run run

By the morning we'll be so long gone
Nothing left to do but run run run
They can look but they will find no one
Nothing left to do but run run run

I broke my own rule


SPACE WALK
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You offer what I need most
But I long for the west coast
I've been drifting for days now
And I can't find a way out

The signals are flashing
But the silence is maddening
If the answers are up here
What they are now is unclear

Don't cry, I'll be fine

If these messages find you
I would like to remind you
This is my life, I chose this
And I need you to know this

Don't cry, I'll be fine
Don't cry, I'll be fine
4, 3, 2, 1, countdown to the end
But it's hard to think straight
Running out of oxygen

We are all just drifting
Like satellites that miss each other by accident
We are all just drifting
Like satellites that miss each other by accident

I'm a mess, I'm a mess
And I can't believe
That I left when I left
It's a tragedy
You were the only one to stand by my side

We are all just drifting
Like satellites that miss each other by accident
We are all just drifting
Like satellites that miss each other by accident
We are all just drifting
Like satellites that miss each other by accident
We are all just drifting
Like satellites that miss each other by accident


FLYING FREE
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Last night I had my eyes on you
I wasn't the only one
I guess you knew what was going
What was going on

'Cause you're smarter than you claim to be
There's a thousand worlds in your smile
I guess I needed a little while
Just a little while

Girl I need your love
So give it up to me
In the atmosphere we could be
Flying free

Girl I need your love
So give it up to me
In the atmosphere we could be
Flying free

Last night it hit me all at once
I've been drifting like the holy ghost
But your love's the thing that I need the most
Yeah I need the most

Now my feet are on the ground today
And I finally found the right words to say
To let you know

Girl I need your love
So give it up to me
In the atmosphere we could be
Flying free

Girl I need your love
So give it up to me
In the atmosphere we could be
Flying free

Way up above the clouds
Everything disappears and now
We're never coming down

Way up above the sky
Everything looks so small below
We're never coming home


SCHEME
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Here we are
Another day
I still don't know
If I will stay

I recognize
The same defeat
We used to be
So incomplete

But in the end
You know me best
If you feel cold
I can't contest

And here we are
Another day
I still don't know
If I will stay

We need to talk
We need to try
Before we cross
The great divide

The same advice
That failed before
And led us to
A bloody war

But in the end
You know me best
When you feel cold
I can't contest

And here we are
Nothing to show
I'm still unsure
If I should go

I know, to you my scheme is busted
You've got me in your sights
To you my scheme is busted

I know, to you my scheme is busted
You've got me in your sights
To you my scheme is busted

I know, to you my scheme is busted
You've got me in your sights
To you my scheme is busted

I know, to you my scheme is busted
You've got me in your sights
To you my scheme is busted

We'll never find the time we wasted
But making up is overrated

We'll never find the time we wasted
But making up is overrated

It's overrated
It's overrated


RUNAWAY
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The more I get to know you
The less I understand
A fascinating side effect of plans

The temptation to call you
I will be overcome
I've been down that road and I've never won

The hardest part's not knowing
Who you'll be today
I won't give my love
Just so you can runaway

I wish I could believe you
That you've learned who you are
The self-defense of thick skin made of scars

But the temptation to trust you
I will be overcome
I've been down that road and I've never won

The hardest part's not knowing
Who you'll be today
I won't give my love
Just so you can runaway


DYSTOPIA
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I don't want the world to end tonight
I just want to know what it will be like
Atomic bombs, disease, mass suicide
Who will be the heroes, who will cover their eyes

All this time spent waiting for the end
But it never comes, no it never comes
No it never comes, no it never comes
But we're already gone
We're already gone

Gathering supplies to be prepared
It won't matter when you can't defend your share
If you don't have a gun you're good as dead
The only currency left that can save your head

All this time spent waiting for the end
But it never comes, no it never comes
And when it does we'll never realize
We're already gone, we're already gone
We're already gone, we're already gone
We're already gone, we're already gone

Go get your guns
Protect the ones
That you love
Board up the house
To keep them out
They scream and shout
Tell everyone to keep their cool
We can make it out alive

Go get your guns
Protect the ones
That you love
Board up the house
To keep them out
They scream and shout
Tell everyone to keep their cool
We can make it out alive

All this time spent waiting for the end
But it never comes, no it never comes


DON'T FEEL
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Don't swim too deep
Just lie with me
The lifeguards have all gone to sleep

The last two weeks
Have been hardest on you
So don't be afraid to let it all fall on me

And I will drown your pain

Don't you think
Let me think
Don't you feel
Let me feel

Don't you think
Let me think
Don't you feel
Let me feel

You've done some things
That you regret
The watchers have all gone to bed

The morning light
So far away
So tell me secrets as we lay

The last two weeks
Have been hardest on you
So don't be afraid to let it all fall on me

And I will drown your pain

Don't you think
Let me think
Don't you feel
Let me feel

Don't you think
Let me think
Don't you feel
Let me feel

Don't you think
Let me think
Don't you feel
Let me feel

Don't you swim
Let me swim
Don't you drown
Let me drown

Don't you think
Let me think
Don't you feel
Let me feel


FAILURE
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The nightmares came back
When she turned seventeen
Twisted faces in her windows
Painted dark red and obscene

The note that she left only said one thing
What choice did I have

When the last thing you've got left is your heart
There's still one place left where you won't be alone
Won't you come home

The aftermath
Of such a pointless crime
The fire only took one life
Her father, and mine

But if I could tell her only one thing
I understand now

When the last thing you've got left is your heart
There's still one place left where you won't be alone
The last thing you've got left is your heart
There's still one place left where you won't be alone
Won't you come home

How did this happen
How did I not see
Where was I when she needed me

How did this happen
How did I not see
Where was I when she needed me

How did this happen
How did I not see
Where was I when she needed me

How did this happen
How did I not see
Where was I when she needed me

I'm a failure

If I could tell her only one thing

When the last thing you've got left is your heart
There's still one place left where you won't be alone
Won't you come home
Won't you come home
Won't you come home


BREATHE
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Your eyes went dark
Three months ago
It took too long
For me to know

You lost your will
The fight is gone
And I don't know if it's too late
To save you
But I won't be going anywhere
Until this is done

I'll breathe if you let me
I'll breathe if you let me

I'm not the type
For big displays
But you left your mark on me
Like everything you touch
And I'm not asking for too much
Just one more day

I'll breathe if you let me
I'll breathe if you let me
I'll breathe if you let me
I'll breathe if you let me

I'll breathe if you let me
I'll breathe if you let me
I'll breathe if you let me
How in the world did we end this way
I'll breathe if you let me


SUNSHINE
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You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine

Put down your books
Let's get unhooked
Turn off your phone
So we can be alone

You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine
You're my good news when I need some
You're my favorite techno rhythm
You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine
You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine

Let down your hair
Let's go somewhere
Leave everyone
So we can have some fun

You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine
You're my ride home when the bars close
You're my all night anything goes
You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine

Put down your books
(you're my sunshine, you're my sunshine)
Let's get unhooked
(you're my beach house when I feel blue)
Turn off your phone
(you're my best friend when I need you)
So we can be alone
(you're my sunshine, you're my sunshine)

You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine
You're my good news when I need some
You're my favorite techno rhythm
You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine
You're my sunshine, you're my sunshine


LITTLE THINGS
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I've got a lot of time ahead of me
To regret the little things
I'd rather wake up cold than not at all
It's not as easy as it seems


I JUST THINK OF HER
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We never spoke
But she wrote me a love letter that read
When are you coming home
I don't like what they do to your head

I swear that's all that I know
She doesn't mean any harm
Why don't you just let it go
She doesn't know where we are

You show me images on the TV
You tell me who you need me to be
But I just think of her

We never spoke
But she wrote me a love letter that said
When are you coming home
I don't like what they do to your head

You show me images on the TV
You tell me who you need me to be
But I just think of her



.:· ...it's far too late for some, but it's much too early to be so numb...
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