keithcurtis

Username: keithcurtis

About Me

I’m a Kerrville New Folk finalist (many years back). I love song writing, it’s a calming thing to do. I’ve been writing songs since I was 9. I remember my first song, it was really a terrible thing. I hope I’m better at it now. I love all music, primarily singer/songwriter stuff, but I really will listen to anything for awhile. This site has restored my faith in songwriting. Lots of great folks with great talent and great ideas. People seem willing to share their insight and thoughts. I like that. Let’s write some tunes!

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  • Marti Dodson
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman

Marti Dodson commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Good catch Keith, I usually try not to reuse words/phrases unless they aren't close together or there's an internal rhyme that makes it work.!
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"I’ll open my heart to the love that you give. (Might not want to use love again. You could use time, hope, dreams etc.)"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"like the first part...it stops being full sentences if you say "there's no chance answers that are are far behind"?"

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"Guess I could rack my brain/ Tryin’ to find a reason/ Go insane/ Lookin’ for signs/ There’s no chance/ Answers can be far behind/ But I’m never gonna change your mind."

Marti Dodson commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Good catch Keith, I usually try not to reuse words/phrases unless they aren't close together or there's an internal rhyme that makes it work.!
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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"I’ll open my heart to the love that you give. (Might not want to use love again. You could use time, hope, dreams etc.)"

Marti Dodson commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"great chorus thought!
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"Life won’t last forever/ Love will never die."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"like the first part...it stops being full sentences if you say "there's no chance answers that are are far behind"?"

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"Guess I could rack my brain/ Tryin’ to find a reason/ Go insane/ Lookin’ for signs/ There’s no chance/ Answers can be far behind/ But I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

""lost and found" ...another good phrase...I like these flickering phrases!"

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"When life pulls down/ Hope can find an answer/ Lost then found/ Clearly we’re fine/ I feel sure/ You and I will be alright/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit to clean up some lines)"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Like "one side or the other"....makes me want to see if you can get "push and pull, one side or the other" somehow part of a list..."

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"Oh the lines are clear/ One side and the other/ I’m right here/ You’re on that side/ I still hope/ For common ground we can find/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"like "pushed and pulled"..."

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"We’ve pushed and pulled/ Is there any reason?/ Hearts are full/ Distance is fine/ Don’t believe/ Anyone is always right/ I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"or maybe "and when we push and pull" keeping it in the moment."

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"We’ve pushed and pulled/ Is there any reason?/ Hearts are full/ Distance is fine/ Don’t believe/ Anyone is always right/ I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"it's stronger if each phrase feels like it's complete. "of honesty thrives" straddles from the last line so it's not as strong even though it's a creative idea"

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"A little old spark/Of honesty thrives/Never breaks apart/"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"not sure if you saw my comment post to the right...we have already used the "a" rhyme so not using it again...😮"

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"I state my case (BNC)/ Lookin’ for a reason/ I just can’t face/ Silence tonight/ I need words/ That help me find a light to shine/ And I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"I like "just to let you say you're right" ...that fits great...

you know what sound?
the sight of what?"

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"You stand your ground/ Try to state your reasons/ I know that sound/ I know the sight/ (I) won’t back down/ Just to let you say you’re right/ I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"up and up is the same word...so doesn't really count as a rhyme...just sayin'! 🤩"

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"I won’t give up/ Looking for an answer/ We can’t backup/ Start over in time/ Let’s not waste/ Time that we could make this right/ I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input) (Resubmit edit line 5 and 6)"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"I love how "another day in silence" fits in there...it is a partial sentence that doesn't attach ...yes you could say "the sun goes down another day in silence" but what you really mean is "the sun goes down on another day in silence" and squishing in the "on" pulls the seams of the melody....try a bunch of options that set that great second line up to be a full sentence:

I can't live another day in silence
I can't spend another day in silence
etc.

Also it's stronger not to speak for the other person. You don't have to tell someone what they're doing "we're not knocked down"...if they are there they already know that...it's alway stronger to tell me about your experience and especially if you're addressing that other person you are better off telling them your experience rather than explaining their reality."

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"The sun goes down/ Another day in silence/ We’re not knocked down/ Resting awhile/ I believe/ In pushin’ ‘til we make it right/ But I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"we've used "door" and "war"...need totally fresh words and rhymes (except for the "I" rhyme to go with the hook! "

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"I could slam the door/ Walk away in anger/ I don’t need war/ Just a fair fight/ There’s no chance/ I’ve never seen a single sign/ And I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"these lines really sing well but I want to point out that when you refer to something but don't finish the thought it can make a lyric vague. so here are my questions based on this verse:

I could stand my ground (over what?)
Trying to get an answer (to what?)
Turn out the lights/will you try (try what?)
give me a single sign (about what?)

See...many unanswered questions! "

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"I could stand my ground/ Tryin’ to get an answer/ Or back right down/ Turn out the lights/ Will you try/ Give me just a single sign/ I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Like the positivity in this one!"

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"I can take your hand/ Lead you to the answer/ That was my plan/ No you can’t hide/ Hope can live/ Even in the darkest night/ But I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

""you've got a lot of things you hide"....this is vague and makes me want to know...what things? Sometimes the tiniest specific thing is better than infering about any number of things....

"everybody has to take a side" ...but refering to what? Just needing a little more specifics...

A lot of your lines are close...just not completely focused so that at the end of the verse I feel one clear thought has been communicated.

Here's an example of one way I'd focus that in using some of your phrases:

"Looking at the world today
We're living in the great divide
Buried in the words we say
It's hard to see the other side"

This above is still me talking to one other person...but it also feels inclusive of the world in general. But what makes it work is the last 2 lines could be talking about just 2 people as well as the whole world.

Also look how many less syllables!!

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"Lookin’ at the world today/ (Feels like) Everybody has to take a side/ I listen to the words you say/ (And) I know you’ve got a lot of things you hide. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Love first line.... and "looking at the world today"!!

start it with Looking at the world today and see where that leads!

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"I listen to the words you say/ Guess I need to make another plan/ And lookin’ at the world today/ Theres nothin’ that would change the place you stand."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"like the start of this....but I don't know the story?? what is it about living through hard times?"

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"We’re livin through some real hard times/ All we need is just a little spark/ (But)while we’re livin’ in it we stay blind/ Need a shinin’ light to guide us through the dark."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"LOVE the first line...as well as "spark" but we've used "heart" and middle. the we we we is not as strong as the I I I! tell me about you not me or we!"

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"We’re livin through some real hard times/ All we need is just a little spark/ But in the middle of it we’re all blind/ ‘Til we see a light come shinin’ through the dark."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"a way inside what?
push through what?
stopped trying what?
LOVE the last line!

I'm putting you through the fine seive Keith! Cause you can take it! 🤩"

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"If I ever find a way inside/ I’ll move until I push right through/ You can never say that I stopped tryin’/ ‘Cause nothin’ could be further from the truth."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"that's "sieve" "

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"If I ever find a way inside/ I’ll move until I push right through/ You can never say that I stopped tryin’/ ‘Cause nothin’ could be further from the truth."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"You took the words right out of my mouth Keith! yes.. "pride" is used up! LOVE all these comments. I have no problem with entering forgiveness into this...but what is the movie???? what is happening in this new verse that's fresh and moves us forward? I'm still looking for that! Great stuff bubbling up though!"

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"I’m always on the other side/ Hopin’ for a better way to live/ Well there’s nothin’ in the world like pride/ (But) it’s never gonna stop the word forgive."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

""standing in a cold hard wind" sings perfecto!

what happens if the verse starts with "I'm standing at the edge of -"?
I'm standing in the cold hard fire
(doesn't make sense but like something about bringing paradox in?)

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"You’ve never been the one to bend/ You tell me that there isn’t any way/ So you’re standin’ in a cold hard wind/ And you’re hopin’ that I’ll head the other way."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"REALLY like "you've never" starting this next verse cause it's the reverse of "I'm never" and can lead to new fresh stuff....
"the one to move" feels too hanging...move what? move where? it leaves too many question....

try a bunch of other endings to that start of the first line...

here are some starts:

you've never understood my -
you've never even asked - -
you've never held a - - -
you've never made me - - -
you've always made me - - -

I also like "hurricane".... and "hurricane wind""

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"You’ve never been the one to move/ (1/4 note rest) Even in a hurricane wind/ And you’ll tell me that I can’t undo/ Anything that pushed us to the end."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"love those first two lines...but thinking I might save them for the bridge...."

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"I can see your light/Shinin’ through the darkness/I don’t need a fight/(But)I’ll never hide/I can give everything I have that’s mine/But I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Good stuff! this first half carries the story forward really well...

when you say "if" you open a can of worms.

Not as much a fan of telling them they're blind...doesn't serve the song as strong to me.

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"And if I keep your heart/Backed into a corner/The tears you start/Are over the line/Tears won’t change all the times you’ve been so blind/I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"backed into a corner...good one!"

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"And if I keep your heart/Backed into a corner/The tears you start/Are over the line/Tears won’t change the times that you’ve been so blind/And I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

""Tell you" face to face is 2 too many syllables for the pure melody. I know you can squeeze them in. The challenge is to do it in 3 syllables if possible...or if you add 2 little ones on the front it has to "sing"..."tell you" is cumbersome...here's an example of 2 little lead in syllables that sing more naturally:

(I'm not suggesting this a final version but notice the ease of phrasing)

And we're face to face
Cause it's face to face
Maybe face to face

Hope that helps!

LOVE "hope can live....."

but it might be even IN the worst of times?"

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live even at the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Remember we've used "IN THE MIDDLE" so I'd say:

Hope can live
Even in the worst of times
or
Even in the darkest night


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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live in the middle of the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Better as far as the rhyme but MINE & MIND are a bit too close...."

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"I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live right between what’s yours and mine/Though I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"this is really close keith! I notice you keep ending the second to the last line with "ooo"....it should be an "I" rhyme to go with mind! ;)"

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"I could hold you tight/Try to win you over/Or face the fight, and/Try to be kind/ Can’t believe there’s somethin’ my love can’t do/I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"first two lines great!

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"I could slam the door/Walk away in anger/Or walk the hard floors/They used to shine/Talk all night but there’s somethin’ I just can’t do/I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Hmmmm....LOVE "Back into a corner"

BACKED into a corner...

"Well I can keep your heart
Backed into a corner"

"And when you get my heart
Backed into a corner"
the tears that start....
spill over the line

keep it going!

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"I could give up ground/ Back into a corner/ Never make a sound/ Avoid every fight/ Life like that only tears us apart/ And I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"ahhhh...possible great third line...

"hope can live somewhere in between the lines"... But I'm never gonna change your mind.

it needs to rhyme there! LOVE Hope can live!! what a great diving board phrase! "

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"I could state my case/ Try to win you over/ Tell you face to face/ Say it so fine/ Hope can live somewhere in that middle ground/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"The first phrase needs to be a complete thought...it's straddling and hanging off the cliff til the second line...would be stronger to have each phrase make sense on their own even if they connect!

But the next lines are working great...

Oh I see in the comments where you greatly improved it...but where you have "through" you need an "I" rhyme!"

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"I could hand in hand/ Walk you to the answers/ Take my stand/ Show you the signs/ But when the day is done it’s a battle I’m bound to lose/ ‘Cause I’m never gonna change your mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Great second line...notice how much easier it is to sing the first line like this with the melody...it's the little things:

So if you think you're right
Who am I to tell you

Then the next two lines should stand on their own and not be the last half of a long sentence.

You can also say:

If you believe you're right
who am I to tell you

but I prefer how "think" snaps on that melody with more percussion. If you listen to the great motown songs and many many hits this is the special sauce...singability!!!"

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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"You believe you’re right/ Who am I to tell you/ That I’m so bright/ My reasons all shine/ But face to face I can see by the look in your eyes/ I’m never gonna change you mind."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on keithcurtis' lyric:

"Like what this is saying...it just needs to fit the melody a little better. Play around with a bunch of options getting this idea across in the second line.

...something that says " all the pretty word in the world still wouldn't change your mind"

that's a cool thing to say in the second line!

But it has to "sing" effortlessly with the melody...!!


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Lyric by keithcurtis:

"Well I’m never gonna change your mind/doesn’t matter what beautiful words I use."

My Lyrics

Written for:

  • Marti Dodson
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
So while we’re together and tomorrow’s out there
So while we are closer and tomorrow’s out there
So while we’re both here and tomorrow’s out there
I can see tomorrow and you’re in each second

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I can face tomorrow if you ever let go
I won’t fear tomorrow with it’s joy and sorrow
If I see tomorrow I won’t fear the sorrow
If I see tomorrow I won’t need to let go

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If I see tomorrow there’s no time for sorrow
So I’ll face tomorrow, with it’s joy or sorrow
So I face this future, and we’ll stand together

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You can hear the echo, of each word I whisper

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The hands keep moving and they won’t stop turning

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I won’t stand in silence while the world goes by me

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We’ll watch each sunrise turning into daylight
You and I can stay here while the rain falls out there
While the time is moving and the world is spinning
I’ll use all my senses, grab each dream that passes
While the time keeps moving, I’ll be there with you

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So I’ll hold you all night ‘til we both see daylight
Each day together is just one more treasure
And our days together are all time to treasure
Our time’s not over but the days move faster

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I’ll save each pleasure like a buried treasure
So I’ll wait for daylight, after every long night
And it’s good to be here just to breathe together (Credit Kayly for the “breath” idea)
So I’ll breathe this time in I’ll be here to feel it (Credit Kayly for the “breath” idea)
And it’s good to be here share this time together
And I’ll count each second that we have together
I can look and see you and your light just shines through
So I’ll see the beauty, when I look around me
I won’t waste tomorrow, or hold on to sorrow
I won’t waste a second of our days together
I won’t miss a second of our time together
And I’ll take more chances, grab each dream that passes
(2nd line) I hold on to today, but tomorrow won’t wait, I may be gone when it comes.
(2nd line) The days pass us by, like we’re frozen in time, reach out your hand and they’re gone.
(2nd line) How do I move past it, the time that I’ve let slip, can’t get it back when it’s gone.
And in front of me lies, many tear filled goodbyes, let the tears fall without shame.
(2nd line) I’d hold you tomorrow, I’d be glad to borrow, time from today if I could.
(2nd line) I’d promise tomorrow, it’s joy and it’s sorrow, it’s not mine to just give away.
(2nd line) I’ve learned a few lessons, and gained more compassion, (I’ve) still got a long way to go.
(2nd line) And I may have held on, just a little too long, there was no way to let go.
(2nd line) I’ll look hard for a way, to be better today, I’ll just let yesterday go.
(2nd line) And in front of me lies, many tear filled goodbyes, I’ll let them fall without shame.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), I’ve been loved by so many/ Good friends and family, they pushed me and held me, (and) always knew which one I’d need.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), There’s love all around me/ You don’t need to go far, you can stand where you are, look up and love will be there.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), That nothing in life’s free/ No I still have to pay, I won’t give up today, I know that I can stand strong.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), That living will cost me/ It might hurt to move on, you might think that I’ve gone, (but) this love will stay by your side.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), It’s your love behind me/ It gets me through the day, and I’m able to say, you are the reason I stand.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), That someone can see me/ Yes I’m standing right here, I’m not hiding in fear, hoping I get through the night.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), Your love can still find me/ You don’t need to look hard, no I’m not all that far, closer than you might believe.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), Of all I can still dream/ If I keep them alive, I can help them to thrive, as long as tomorrow arrives.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), I left chances behind me/ I should have done more, that shook me to the core, I should have taken more time.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), I’ve got lessons behind me/ If I learn from the past, don’t move forward too fast, I believe life will be fine.
(“Every heartbeat reminds me” by Ddubs), I don’t have to be lonely/ If I spend some more time, and I don’t miss a sign, I just might find you today.
Every heartbeat reminds me, of the people behind me/ The family and friends, that stand there to the end, make sure I never give in.
Every heartbeat reminds me, of the life that’s behind me/ All the loves that I’ve had, all the good times and bad, made me who I am today.
Every heartbeat reminds me, it’s you right beside me/ Tell me where would I be, without all the shared dreams, and all that we hold in our hands.
Every heartbeat reminds me, that you stand beside me/ If I get one more dawn, will you stay and hold on, let’s watch just one more sunrise.
Every heartbeat reminds me, that it’s you right behind me/ I can’t promise tomorrow, but this much I know, I can give all of today.
Every heartbeat reminds me, of the distance behind me/ Some days it’s been hard, but I’ve made it this far, there’s not a minute I’d trade.
Every heartbeat reminds me, that love will come find me/ Hope it gets here today, (‘cause) tomorrow just may be, a dream that will never come true.
Every heartbeat reminds me, I’ve left days behind me/ I’d hold you tomorrow, that promise is hollow, this day is all I can give.
Every heartbeat reminds me, that time is not with me/ I may just have today, tomorrow just may be, a dream that never comes true.
Every heartbeat reminds me, I left chances behind me/ I’ll look to tomorrow, to fight off the sorrow, some things I’ll never forget.
Every heartbeat reminds me, there’s love that can find me/ If I find there’s a heart, that would give all or part, I’ll make it easy to share.
Every heartbeat reminds me, of all that’s behind me/ I look to tomorrow, there’s no time to borrow, I see it slippin’ away.
Every heartbeat reminds me, that time can still find me/ Then come empty the joy, find a way to destroy, all that I’ve built with my hands.
Every heartbeat reminds me, that pain lives behind me/ I’ve felt ev’ry sorrow, there’ll be more tomorrow, I know that and still I can smile.
Every heartbeat reminds me, of all that’s behind me/ So if I see tomorrow, the joy or the sorrow, I’ll know it’s not over yet.
Love holds on forever but life is short
I’d hold you forever, but Life is Short.
Our love lasts forever, but Life is Short. (thanks MariaJack)
We can hold back the tears, but Life is Short.
We hold our back goodbyes, but Life is Short.
I’d hold you tomorrow, but Life is Short.

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Time moves on forever, but Life is Short.
We don’t have forever, Life is Short.
Time just keeps on movin’, but Life is Short.
Time holds on forever, but Life is Short.
The rivers keep rising, but Life is Short.
The tide keeps on turning, but Life is Short.
Time moves on without me, but Life is Short.
Right now you’re here with me, but Life is Short.
Our plans can keep changing, but Life is Short.
I’d save for tomorrow, but Life is Short.
We hide from tomorrow, but Life is Short.
I’d give you more sunsets, but Life is Short.
Your breathe comes so gently, but Life is Short.
Right now I breathe easy, but Life is Short.
I’ll hope for tomorrow, but Life is Short.
There’s light in the darkness, but Life is Short.
Our eyes are still open, but Life is Short.
We can dance every dance, but Life is Short.
I can try to hold tighter, but Life is Short.
I still hear the clock tick, but Life is Short.
Feel time moving faster, Life is Short.
I’d stay here forever, but Life is Short.
We hope for tomorrow, but Life is Short.
I hear every heartbeat, Life is Short.
One blink and today’s gone, Life is Short.
Can’t promise tomorrow, Life is Short.
Love’s our only promise, Life is Short.

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Can’t hold you forever, Life is Short.
I’d ask you for much more, but Life is Short.
This won’t last forever, Life is Short.
Hold on tight to your love, Life is Short.
Hold on tight to this day, Life is Short.

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I hear the door closing, Life is Short.
We’re here and then we’re gone, Life is Short.
I’d hold on forever, but Life is Short.
May not have tomorrow, ‘cause Life is Short.
I’ll just let the rain pour, Life is Short.
I’m here and I want more, Life is Short.
So don’t let your eyes close, Life is Short.

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Love stays here forever, but Life is Short.
We can’t waste a minute, Life is Short.
I’ll savor each minute, Life is Short.
The days turn to minutes, Life is Short.
Love stays here forever, but Life is Short.
Drink it down like fine wine ‘cause Life is Short.
Dance every dance and taste ev’ry last kiss.
I’ll dance every dance savor every last kiss.
I’ll save the last dance for you save the last kiss.
I’ll save all my dreams and I won’t let them drift.
And save my goodbyes ‘til they have to be risked.

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Blow out all the candles so I get my wish.

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And know that it never gets better than this.
Find every heart where a dream still exists.
I’ll play all the songs that I left on my list.
Never hold back any hope I can give.

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Stand near (at?) the edge and not fear where it is.
Step out in the open with all of my gifts.

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I’ll look for the place hope and dreams still exist.
I’ll find us a future where hope always lives.
I’ll hope for tomorrow where dreams still exist.
I’ll look to the future while we build a bridge.

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I’ll keep my heart open through every last test.
I’ll stay through the night if you’re heart takes a hit.

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I’ll work right beside you while we build a bridge
I’ll listen for hours to your gentle breath.

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I’ll be there to hold you I’ll grant you a wish.

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I’ll open my heart to the love that you give. (Might not want to use love again. You could use time, hope, dreams etc.)
I’ll savor each day like it’s truly a gift.
I’ll pray every prayer I let fall off and drift.

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I’ll hear every word like I’m living for this.
I’ll breathe in the beauty and call it a gift.
I’ll push through the hard days and learn to forgive.
I’ll savor each day and I’ll find happiness.
I’ll fight through a strong wind to see you again. (Again might be a stretch for a rhyme?)

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Rush through the day to get home where I’m rich.

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I’ll push through the pain and the fog and the mist.
Savor each day I can hold you like this.
I’ll run to your side if you’re lost in the mist.
I’ll listen for hours to your gentle breath. (Breath might be a stretch for a rhyme?)

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I’ll be here to help get that broken heart fixed.
I’ll walk right beside you as long as we live.
I’ll stand there beside you and not let you slip.
I’ll throw out a rope when the current’s too swift.
I’ll hold you today ‘cause tomorrow’s a gift.
I’ll hold you today ‘cause the future’s a gift.
I won’t say goodbye without adding a kiss.
I’ll walk through rain ‘til I’m soaked to the skin.
Let yesterday go and I’ll always forgive.
I won’t hold the past, no I’ll always forgive.
I’ll be there to hold you if life starts to drift.
I’ll hold out my hand when the winds start to shift.
I’ll be there to save you when you’re set adrift.
Hold your hand tight when you’re close to the cliff.
I’ll hand you the keys to my heart like a gift.
If you need to stop then I’ll help you resist.

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I’ll be there to hold you I’ll offer a kiss.

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Find all the places you save on your list.
I’ll give all I have for as long as I live
I’ll give all I have ‘til there’s nothin’ to give.

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There’s no way to break what I’m willing to risk.
I’ll find us the quiet that’s always your wish.

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I’ll drive through the rain keep us out of the ditch.
I’ll hand you my heart and then grant you a wish.

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I’ll move anywhere and I’ll take any risk.
I’ll go find the one thing that you can’t resist.
I’ll walk down a fine line to feel your caress.

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There’s no heart that’s broken that cannot be fixed.
There’s no heart that’s broken cannot be fixed.
I’ll walk through the fire and take any risk (Fire is two syllables)
I’ll push through a crowd just to see you again.
I’ll move a few mountains I’ll grant you a wish
So I'll live this moment with my heart wide open
I won’t miss a second, no matter what happens/ If I hold on real tight, while today turns to night, be sure that I leave no doubts.
I missed a full second, not sure how it happened/ It just passed me right by, with my eyes opened wide, I’d like to know where it’s bound.
I’m waiting for daylight, it’s been such a long night/ If I see the sunrise, and it comes with blue skies, I’ll walk away from my doubts.
The hands keep on moving, they never stop turning/ If I had all the time, and I followed the signs, I’d find the only way out. (Thanks to M. Ocho for the idea)
I can’t get the days back, they travel by too fast/ If I build up a dam, they’ll wash over my plans, I have to move on and out.
I’m here on the shoreline, not sure what I might find/ If you stand there for long, you can hear the wave’s song, I know the strength of that sound.
How do I move past it, the time that I’ve let slip/ I can love ‘til it hurts me, then fall in the dirt too, I won’t stay down on the ground.
I can’t get the time back, it ran by me too fast/ And I can’t make a deal, with the devil to steal, dreams I let fall to the ground.
The hands keep on moving, they never stop turning/ If I had all the time, and I followed the signs, I’d find no easy way out.
Time takes little pieces, they blow on the breezes/ Yes it just chips away, we have nothing to say, we can’t start slowing it down.
But time never tells you, what it will or it won’t do/ You can have it all planned, and take your final stand, you can’t get far from your doubts.
But time never told me, what will or what won’t be/ Though I had it all planned, and took my final stand, time left me holding my doubts.
But time won’t wait for me, I need to pick up speed/ While I watched it just fly, with no tender goodbye, time passed and I heard no sound.
I hear that old clock chime, tuned well and kept so fine/ The best of our good days the worst of our bad days, live in that beautiful sound.
Life moves on without us, all we have is blind trust/ You can either believe, or get fully deceived, stumble and fall to the ground.
But time isn’t wasted, if you’re willing to taste it/ So don’t drink it too fast, let the sweet flavor last, then you can swallow it down.
Life comes at a high cost, it’s easy to get lost/ I won’t give up too fast, like I have in the past, the road up ahead is not down.
It comes at a high price, this thing that we call life/ Though I’m willing to pay, I’m not ready to say, answers are easily found.
So now I’ll move forward, look hard for some good words/ The people and places, the friendliest faces, those who can love you out loud.
I hope to be better, spend time getting stronger/ I’ll just hold out my hand, and help someone else stand, I think I’ve figured out how.
I see the tide rising, it’s not that surprising/ That it washes away all the dust, dirt and clay, lets it seek higher safe ground.
It’s been such a long night, I need to see daylight/ If I’d never let go, you’d still be there to hold, I’m here and you’re in the clouds.
But time won’t just slow down, the clock ticks and we’re bound/ No I can’t tip the scale, I can’t tell a good tale, there’s just no easy way out.

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I took a few chances, looked hard for a free hand/ But I can’t make a deal, there’s no more time to steal, I’ve looked for other doors (ways?) out.
Time comes by to stop us, it picks up and drops us/ We just keep holding on, ‘til the day that we’re gone, we just get one final bow. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
I miss your soft touch, it always meant so much/ You’re always there for me, you stood right before me, wiping the sweat from my brow. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
How do you move past it, the time that you’ve let slip/ You love ‘til it hurts you, then fall in the dirt, don’t stay down holdin’ the ground. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
And maybe I held on, a little bit too long/ It’s so hard to let go, when you’re sure that you know, all the right answers are found. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
So nobody warned me, that time would walk softly/ Then sneak up behind me, and tap on my shoulder, pass by and not make a sound. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
I’ve learned a few lessons, I’ve gained some compassion/ Love is the only thing, I can give easily, I don’t need even one sound. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
I’m up every morning, sometimes my life’s hurt me/ I walked in with nothing, I’ll leave with the same thing, don’t see another way out. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
Yes that’s my creation, a crumbling foundation/ If you just looked inside, you’d be sure that it’s fine, don’t take a hard look around. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
I watched time walk by me, thought sure it would find me/ But I’ve learned not to wait, I will not hesitate, I’m here to figure this out. (Resubmit with changes for meter and words)
The sand is still shiftin’, I feel like I’m driftin’/ I see the waves tumble, then crash down and crumble, it would easy to drown. Or (It’d be so easy to drown)
The sand is still shiftin’, I feel like I’m driftin’/ I see the waves tumble, then crash down and crumble, easily pull me straight down.
How do you move past it, the time that you’ve let slip/ You love ‘til it hurts you, fall in the dirt, but you’ll never be long on the ground.
I think of tomorrow, it brings me no sorrow/ ‘Cause in every last scene, and in every last dream, I hear your voice speak out loud.
Imagine where I’d be, if you hadn’t found me/ I’d been locked far away, with no one to save me, I’d never find my way out.
We try to get better, there’s before and then after/ Who’s gonna tell us to live in some hell when there’s plenty of heaven right now.
I won’t give up so fast, I want this to just last/ I’ll walk with my head up, no reason to shakeup, the life we’re living right now.
I’ll move on from this place, live life at my own pace/ The hands just keep turning, the fire keeps burning, while time waits for one final round.
I watched it walk by me, thought sure it would find me/ But I’ve learned not to wait I will not hesitate I’m here to find out what counts.
Yes that’s my creation, a crumbling foundation/ If you just look inside you’ll be sure that it’s fine don’t take a good look around.
I walk through the dark night, sure I’ll see daylight/ When storms come I hold on, I’ll hope until they’re gone try hard to calm myself down.
I get up every morning, sometimes my life’s hurt me/ But I walked in with nothing I’ll leave with the same thing gone without even a sound.
There’s no sign to guide me, the path is mine only/ The world set itself right and I’ll be safe tonight, I keep an ear to the ground.
I’ve learned a few lessons, gained some compassion/ Love is the one thing I can give freely without ever making a sound.
How much do I need this, just like my first kiss/ There’s no place I can hide, when I’ve got tears to cry, can’t let one fall to the ground.
I can’t stand here waiting, and hope that creation/ Has set itself right and I’ll be safe tonight, no this needs a hard look around.
I can’t stand here waiting, and hope that creation/ Has set itself right and I’ll be safe tonight, I’ll take a hard look around.
I need to move forward, fly high like a small bird/ Or get stuck here behind, with no way to unwind, no way to set myself down.

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With each passing heartbeat, there’s a little piece of me/ That flies far away, I won’t see it again, it’s fallen straight to the ground.
I’ve spent my days running, not sure where the fun was/ I’ve been up to the top, then felt the ground drop but I never fell quietly down.
I don’t see tomorrow, is it joy, is it sorrow?/ I won’t carve it in stone I’ll just leave it alone, wait to see what I have found.
Nobody warned me, time would walk softly/ And then sneak up behind me, tap on my shoulder and pass me without any sound.
Nobody warned me, time would walk softly/ And then sneak up behind me, tap on my shoulder and move right on past me somehow.
And time doesn’t stop us, it won’t even drop us/ It just sweeps us along on the edge of a song then invites us to take a last bow.
I feel your soft touch, it always meant so much/ Like a soft summer breeze and cool cotton sleeve wiping the sweat from my brow.
And maybe we’ll see storms, but I think we’ll stay warm/ If they come we’ll hold on ‘til we’re sure that they’ve gone that’s all we can do anyhow
I left without talking, then never stopped walking/ I just moved through the night ‘til I knew you’d lost sight and that’s all that I would allow.
And maybe we held on, a little bit too long/ But it’s hard to let go when you’re sure that you know the where, the when and the how.
Life won’t last forever/ Love will never die.
We can’t turn back the clock/And the earth never stops/ Moving around the sun/ One more year/And we might not be here/ It’s somethin’ that we’ll never outrun.
The days pass us by/Like we’re frozen in time/We can’t go along for the ride/ We hold on to today/But tomorrow won’t wait/ I need more/Life is short.
Drink today in like a bottle of whiskey/ Tomorrow it might just be empty.
I see the rain fall out in the distance/ Here the sun is bright and it’s clear/ So as long as we all stand together/ Let it pour/ Life is Short.
I worry about tomorrow/ Sometimes yesterday/ Then realize I’ve only got today/ Life is short.
Today I can love you, today I can care/ Tomorrow we might not be here.
Drink today in like a shot of good whiskey/ Empty the bottle don’t wait ‘til tomorrow.
Lay the whole deck on the table today/ Don’t wait ‘til tomorrow to play.
Drink in today like you’re thirsty/ Tomorrow belongs to no one.
Today is the day to hold on to/ Tomorrow is promised to none.

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I walked in here with nothin’/ I’ll leave with just the same.
I got no promise when I started/ I still have none today.
A step toward tomorrow/ Closes distance on today.
Every day we try to get better/ Put a little light in our lives.
Put away the things that don’t matter/ Focus on the things you can change.
Do you ever sit and wonder/ What’s out there in the distance.
Today you’ve got a million dreams/ Tomorrow maybe none.
Does the view ever change/ If you don’t take a different road.
Will tomorrow begin/ Like today never ended.
Today came to an end/ And tomorrow’s not my friend.
The sounds of desperation/ From deep within the soul.

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I watch the end of one night/ While the sunrise lights the sky.
I know that you’re still with me/ I know that you’re always here.
No matter what we’ve been through/ No matter where you go.
Your love is still around me/ I’m wrapped in that embrace.
I’m sure love goes on forever/ In my heart I feel it fly.
There’s a burning question in the soul/ It’s there if you’re young or you’re old.
We worry ‘bout the things that don’t matter/ And everything that we can’t change.
There’s a burning fire within the soul/ It’s there if you’re young or old
No one knows the answer/ But the question’s always there.
Every heartbeat moves you/ A little closer to the end.
Time has a desperate hold/ On everyone you know.
Push and pull
Now we can’t lose/ All we have between us/ We can choose/ Keep our own sides/ We can stay/ Together I believe there’s time/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
Some nights you spend/ Holding to your answer/ Here I stand/ Holdin’ to mine/ I can bend/ I won’t break to make you right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
It’s the heart/ Keepin’ us together/ There it starts/ Where we have ties/ If we stand/ Together we’ll be alright/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
Are you prepared/ To keep us both together/ This is rare/ The light we can shine/ I’ll be here/ Tryin to keep our light in line/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
If I could choose/ I’d pull us to the middle/ You don’t move/ There’s always a side/ I don’t know/ How to make the darkness shine/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
We’ve still got time/ Close a little distance/ One straight line/ Here to your side/ Close the gap/ Try to keep the hope alive/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
Well I’d like to try/ Walk this road together/ Side by side/ Open our minds/ We can close/ Distance if we just keep tryin’/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
And when we push and pull/ One side and the other/ We’re both sure/ We’ve got the prize/ Look around/ There’s common ground we can find/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with We’re and We’ve instead of You and You’ve)
When we’re miles apart/ Movin’ to the middle/ Then the heart/ Opens our eyes/ It’s not hard/ Together we’ll be just fine/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
When we have hope/ It answers every question/ Hold it close/ Know we’re alright/ We’ll work hard/ Friends will always be just fine/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
If I had to lose/ Anything between us/ I’d have to choose/ Space and lost time/ We’ve spent days/ Standin’ when we should be flyin’/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
And when we push and pull/ One side and the other/ You’re so sure/ You’ve got the prize/ Look around/ There’s common ground we can find/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
When they all fall down/ Walls that stand between us/ There’s no sound/ They quietly die/ I’ve been wrong/ That won’t always make you right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
If I had to lose/ Anything between us/ Think I’d choose/ Space and lost time/ We’ve both used/ Words that never helped us fly/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
And when we push and pull/ One side and the other/ You’re so sure/ You’ve got the prize/ Lost and found/ There’s common ground we can find/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with some different ideas)
If we meet halfway/ One side to the other/ Who’s to say/ What we might find/ It’s for sure/ Together we can be just fine/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
So when life pulls down/ It’s one side or the other/ Lost and found/ Clearly we’re fine/ I feel sure/ You and I will be alright/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits to several lines)
Guess I could rack my brain/ Tryin’ to find a reason/ Go insane/ Lookin’ for signs/ I’ll spend days/ To make it work out alright/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
And when life pulls down Hope can be the answer/ Lost and found/ Not out of time/ I look hard/ Over there and on this side/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
We can’t meet here/ The road has gotten narrow/ Through the years/ (It’s) never been wide/ I’ll keep fear/ Far away so we can try/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I stand right here/ Not far from the canyon/ The view’s not clear/ Hope a light shines/ There’s no fear/ Standin’ on the other side/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I looked straight up/ Stars are gettin’ brighter/ I’ve got luck/ Here on my side/ Don’t get stuck/ Thinkin’ that you’re always right/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
Guess I could rack my brain/ Tryin’ to find a reason/ Go insane/ Lookin’ for signs/ There’s no chance/ You would ever see this side/ ‘Cause I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case (BNC)/ Does it really matter?/ Lose the race/ We’ll still be fine/ In this place/ You can always take a side/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I took your hand/ Walked you to the answers/ You still stand/ There on your side/ I’ve got plans/ Friends will always be just fine/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
Guess I could rack my brain/ Tryin’ to find a reason/ Go insane/ Lookin’ for signs/ There’s no chance/ Answers can be far behind/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
We both have thoughts/ Things that we believe in/ Mine don’t stop/ When you draw a line/ We’re both free/ Find whatever makes it right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit to clean up line 6)
Took it all apart/ Put it back together/ A piece of art/ Tattered from time/ If we start/ I think we can make it shine/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I tear my heart/ Into little pieces/ Throw the parts/ Up to the sky/ Not sure when/ (if?) It’ll ever come back by/ Cause I’m never gonna change your mind.
When life pulls down/ Hope can find an answer/ Lost then found/ Clearly we’re fine/ I feel sure/ You and I will be alright/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit to clean up some lines)
When I see your face/Lookin’ for an answer/ (I) State my case/ (BNC) Say all my lines/ You’ve got doubts/ Friends are on the other side/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
So long ago/ We stood here together/ Now we don’t/ We’re in our lines/ I’d step out/ Meet you on the other side/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
Now I don’t see you/ With any kind of anger/ It’s the truth/ This is no lie/ You’ll see me/ Friendly on another side/ Cause I’m never gonna change your mind.
I see the signs/ Out there in the distance/ One says left/ The other one right/ You picked one/ That’s the way you see your life/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
So it’s laid bare/ Distance in between us/ I’m not scared/ (Of) crossing that line/ I’ve got hope/ Nothing is too hard to find/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
Oh the lines are clear/ One side and the other/ I’m right here/ You’re on that side/ I still hope/ For common ground we can find/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
Now we’ve walked down/ Tougher roads together/ Can’t stop now/ Don’t you see why?/ Every step/ Takes us to a place we fly/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
When life pulls down/ Hope can find an answer/ Hear that sound/ Clearly we’re fine/ I feel sure/ You and I can be alright/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
We climbed that hill/ Hit the top together/ That’s the thrill/ That’s how we fly/ I believe/ We can make it all worth while/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
We’ve pushed and pulled/ Is there any reason?/ Hearts are full/ Distance is fine/ Don’t believe/ Anyone is always right/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
We both have thoughts/ Things that we believe in/ Mine don’t stop/ When you draw a line/ We’re both free/ Find the truth that feels just right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
It just feels right/ Standing here together/ When the light/ Opens our eyes/ I stand here/ Yes I’m on the other side/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
It feels so right All that I believe in/ You may fight/ Think that I’m blind/ I won’t change/ Anything I hold inside/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I paced the floor/ Listened to the silence/ We’ve got more/ Words we can find/ I’ll talk all night/ If we really both keep tryin’/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
So it’s alright/ Things we don’t agree on/ No more fights/ Wasting our time/ (We) Both hold firm/ Anytime we think we’re right/ So I’m never gonna change your mind.
A slice of light Cuts into the darkness Not too bright Oh but it shines Hope can live You and I can be alright But I’m never gonna change your mind.
We don’t agree/ That can be forever/ We’re both free/ (To) Have our own minds/ Hope can live/ You and I can be alright/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
We’ve run this race/ Couldn’t pick a winner/ There’s your lane/ I’ll stay in mine/ We’ve got time/ I know we can make it right/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
We’ve both faced/ Longer roads together/ I won’t waste/ Anymore time/ We can close/ Distance if we just keep tryin’/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
Knowin with a spark/ I can see your light/ Shinin’ in the dark/ The notion...
Visions of a star/ Shot into the night/ Shinin’ in the dark/ The notion...
Frightened by the dark/ Dyin’ from the light/ Never been so hard/ The notion...
We can fall apart/ Truth can never die/ Layin’ out my cards/ The notion...
Secrets in the dark/ Keep us all alive/ Swallow very hard/ The notion...
Visions of a star/ Shot into the night/ Swallowed up the dark/ The notion...
Knowin’ where you are/ Hopin’ that you’re right/ Never been that hard/The notion...
Hopin’ for a start/ Lookin’ for the light/ Hidin’ in the dark/ The notion...
Frightened by the dark/ Lookin’ for some light/ Try to to find the start/ The notion...
No one knows the part/ Keeping you up nights/ Struggle for a start/ The notion...
Lonely in the dark/ Givin’ up the fight/ Holdin’ to a spark/ The notion...
Never saw the part/ Hurtin’ from the lies/ Pushed you in the dark/ The notion...
Tiny little darts/ Shot into the night/ Pushed you to the part/ The notion...
Shinin like a spark/ Shot into the night/ Pulled it from the dark/ The notion...
A tiny old spark/ Flashin’ in your eyes/ I know it’s not hard/ The notion...
A tiny old spark/ Shinin’ in your eyes/ I know it’s not hard/ The notion...
Absence of a spark/ Buys a little time/ Keeps you in the dark/ The notion...
The silence of a spark/ Pushed you through the night/ I know it isn’t hard/ The notion...
A little of your dark/ Shinin’ through the light/ Pulled you from the start/ The notion...
Shinin like a spark/ Pointed at the night/ Pulled it from the dark/ The notion...
A tiny old spark/ Flashes in your eyes/ I know it’s not hard/ The notion...
A tiny old spark/ Opens up your eyes/ I know it’s not hard/ The notion...
A tiny old spark/ Rolled away the night/ I know it’s not hard/ The notion...
A tiny old spark/ Opens up your eyes/ I know it’s not hard/ The notion...
Feelin through the dark/ Flying through the night/ I see a tiny spark/ The notion...
Dealin’ with your scars/ Tryin to make it right/ Hidden in the stars/ The notion...
Pushin’ ‘til you’re scarred/ Tryin’ not to cry/ This is where we start/ The notion....
Blinded by the dark/ Lookin’ for some light/ Know you’ll find the part/ The notion...
Rolled away the dark/ Finally found the light/ Shouldn’t be so hard/ The notion...
There is a new spark/ Believe we’ve got time/ It’s must be so hard/ The notion... (Resubmit so each line can stand alone from Beth’s input)
A place for a dart/ The space for new light/ We’ve got a good start/ The notion... (Resubmit so each line can stand alone from Beth’s input)
There’s a new spark/ Believe we’ve got time/ It’s must be so hard/ The notion... (Resubmit so each line can stand alone from Beth’s input)
I’m lookin’ so hard/ I don’t want a fight/ You can drop your guard/ (To) The notion... (Resubmit so each line can stand alone from Beth’s input)
It’s night and it’s dark/ Your honesty thrives/ I’ll play my best card/ The notion... (Resubmit so each line can stand alone from Beth’s input)
I see a soft spark/ You still have the fight/ I’m playing this card/ The notion... (Resubmit to tie a little better to the first two lines)
Where dreams get a start/ Somewhere in the night/ Written in the stars/ The notion... (Resubmit to tie a little better to the first two lines)
You were in the dark/ Hidin’ every night/ Every little scar/ (From) The notion... (Resubmit to tie a little better to the first two lines)
The keys to the stars/ Tonight they’re so bright/ Let them lead the charge/ The notion... (Resubmit to tie a little better to the first two lines)
You’re dealing with scars/ You know you might try/ Pushing through the dark/ (With) The notion... (Resubmit to tie a little better to the first two lines)
I can find a spark/ Just a little light/ Shinin’ from the stars/ The notion... (Resubmit to tie a little better to the first two
There’s a little dark/ I won’t run and hide/ Listen from the start/ (To the) The notion.. (Resubmit to tie a little better to the first two lines)
In my dream we start/ Changing all the fights/ I’m playing that card/ The notion...
It’s deep and it’s dark/ But we shine a light/ Can it be that hard/ The notion...
In my dream we start/ Changing all the fights/ Choose the road that’s hard/ The notion...
That’s the place the dart/ Landed on its flight/ We’ve got a good start/ The notion...
A little old dark/ Filling every night/ Let’s both get a start/ (With) The notion...
The keys to the stars/ Tonight they’re so bright/ You can have a part/ (In) The notion...
Dealin’ with your scars/ You know you might try/ Sharin’ all the dark/ (With) The notion...
Lookin for a start/ Just a little light/ Will it be that hard/ The notion...
Just a little dark/ But I think it’s fine/ Listen from the start/ (To the) The notion..
A tiny old spark/ Lights up your eyes/ It’s must be so hard/ The notion...
A soft and still part/ Of you still has fight/ I’m playing the card/ The notion...

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A little old dart/ Came to stop the fight/ You can drop your guard/ (To the) notion...
No ocean of dark/ There’s plenty of light/ I know it’s so hard/ The notion...
A little old spark/Of honesty thrives/Never breaks apart/
I raise my voice/ Try to break the silence/ Hoping the noise/ Will open your eyes/ Here’s the choice/ Walk away or talk all night/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I raise my voice/ Try to break the silence/ Hoping the noise/ Will open your eyes/ (I) don’t back down/ Just to let you say you’re right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
You stand your ground/ Faced with all the silence/ The lonely sound/ (Of) hearts not in line/ (I) don’t back down/ Just to let you say you’re right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
You won’t give up/ Tellin’ me your answers/ But you get stuck/ Tryin’ to hear mine/ You can find/ Every reason not to try/ So I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
You stand your ground/ I hear all your reasons/ They all seem sound/ Listen to mine/ (I) won’t back down/ Just to let you say you’re right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I speak my mind/ Hopin’ you might listen/ So I won’t find/ Silence tonight/ I need words/ They can make the darkness shine/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input) (Drop the “A”rhyme)
I state my case (BNC)/ Lookin’ for a reason/ I just can’t face/ Silence tonight/ I need words/ That help me find a light to shine/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I state my case (BNC)/ Hopin’ you believe me/ But I’m still faced/ With your silent side/ We just race/ But never see the end in sight/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I state my case (BNC)/ Hopin’ that you hear me/ That there’s a place/ I’ll see a sign/ (I) won’t save face Just to let you say you’re right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
(So) I stand my ground/ Give you all my reasons/ I hope you’ve found/ Some that feel right/ (I) won’t back down/ Just to let you say you’re right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
You stand your ground/ Try to state your reasons/ I know that sound/ I know the sight/ (I) won’t back down/ Just to let you say you’re right/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
I won’t back down/ Tryin’ to make it easy/ You stand your ground/ (We’ve) both got the right/ There’s no need/ For us to be apart tonight/ ‘Cause I’m never gonna change your mind.
The sun goes down/ Fallin’ like the silence/ I hear no sound/ Day turned to night/ Let’s not waste/ Time that we could make this right/ I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit edit line 3, 4, 5 and 6) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I raise my voice/ Tryin’ to break the silence/ I’ve got no choice/ You give no signs/ Let’s not waste/ Time that we could make this right/ I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit edits from Beth’s input) (Resubmit edit line 5 and 6)
I won’t give up/ Looking for an answer/ We can’t backup/ Start over in time/ Let’s not waste/ Time that we could make this right/ I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input) (Resubmit edit line 5 and 6)
The sun comes up/ Chasin’ all the shadows/ I won’t give up/ I’m ready to try/ Let’s not waste/ Time that we could make this right/ I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input) (Resubmit edit line 5 and 6)
You stand your ground/ Maybe we can reason/ Hear a new sound/ Find a bright light/ (But) I won’t change/ So you be the one who’s right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
Well I won’t spend/ (BNC) Another day in silence/ This all could end/ Without a fight/ Just give me/ Somethin’ that can make this right/ Or I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input) (Changed line 6 with Kevin’s input)
A long night ends/ Standin’ in our corners/ I think I’ll spend/ The day with a smile/ You’re still here/ Knowin’ you’re not always right/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I won’t take/ Another night of silence/ We need to break/ Down all the lines/ We don’t agree/ And isn’t that just alright/ ‘Cause I’m never gonna change your mind.
I won’t live/(BNC) Another night in silence/ We need to give/ Any good sign/ We can let/ Distance in between us lie/ ‘Cause I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit edits from Beth’s input)
I raise my voice/ Tryin’ to break the silence/ I’ve got no choice/ You give no signs/ I won’t live/ Another day of silent lives/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit edits from Beth’s input)
I won’t live/(BNC) Another night in silence/ You need to give/ Time to our lives/ Words are free/ Give me just a little time/ Maybe I can change your mind. (Resubmit edits from Beth’s input)
I won’t take/ Another night of silence/ I’m wide awake/ I’m not that blind/ You just wait/ For me to turn out the lights/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit edits from Beth’s input)
Well I won’t spend/ (BNC) Another day of silence/ If we don’t bend/ Nothing goes right/ I believe/ We talk until we make this right/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Well I won’t spend/ (BNC) Another day in silence/ When this one ends/ Another sun shines/ I’ve got hope/ We’ll get through the darkest night/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Well I won’t spend/ (BNC) Another day in silence/ This all could end/ Without a fight/ Just give me/ A reason that I should keep tryin’ Or I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Well I can’t live/ (BNC) Another day in silence/ Can you just give/ A little more time/ I believe/ In talkin’ ‘til we make it right/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
The sun goes down/ Fallin’ like the silence/ There’s been no sound/ Between us all night/ I can’t live/ Another day where silence shines/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit edit line 3) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)

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The sun goes down/ Dyin’ like the silence/ I’ll stay around/ Waitin’ for signs/ (That) You believe/ In talkin’ ‘til we make it right/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
The sun still soars/ Chasin’ all the shadows/ I can’t face more/ Silence tonight/ I believe/ In talkin’ ‘til we make it right/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
The sun goes down/ Fallin’ like the silence/ There is no sound/ Between us all night/ I can’t live/ Another day where silence shines/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)

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I won’t give up/ Looking for an answer/ We can’t backup/ Start over in time/ I won’t spend/ Another day where silence shines/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
The sun comes up/ Chasin’ all the shadows/ I won’t give up/ I’m ready to try/ (But) I can’t live/ Another day where silence shines/ And I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I take your hand/ Lead you to the answer/ That was my plan/ Now you can’t hide/ Hope can live/ Even in the darkest night/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit to change line 4.)
The sun goes down/ Another day in silence/ We’re not knocked down/ Resting awhile/ I believe/ In pushin’ ‘til we make it right/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I keep your heart/ Backed into a corner/(BNC) You’d do your part/ Tryin’ to break free/ Life like that/ Makes you wonder why you’re tryin’ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
A great divide/(BNC) Lyin’ there between us/ It’s deep and wide/ (I) Think we can find/ A way around/ I’ll meet you on the other side/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I stand my ground/ Pushed into a corner/ You don’t back down/ You’ve drawn the line/ I believe/ We could talk this out all night/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I paced the floor/ Walked away in anger/ (I)Need to hear more/ Why do you hide?/ (We) talked all night/ Waitin’ for the sun to rise/ But I’m never gonna change your mind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
We’ll walk the streets/ Lookin’ for an answer/ You might just see/ No one is blind/ You find fault/ You never know the reason why/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could slam the door/ Walk away in anger/ I don’t need war/ Just a fair fight/ There’s no chance/ I’ve never seen a single sign/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I can sing my songs/ Lookin’ for an answer/ I’ll stay too long/ Lookin’ for rhymes/ Can’t be wrong/ For us to just talk and try/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
When I see your smile/ I forget your anger/ I’m like a child/ Lost here in time/ Words roar back/ None of them are soft and kind/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
We could walk the streets/ Lookin’ for an answer/ You might just see/ No one is blind/ You find fault/ You never know the reason why/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
When I keep your heart/ Backed into a corner/BNC) The tears you start/(BNC) Are over the line/(BNC) Tears don’t lie/ It’s hidden there in your eyes/ That I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could stand my ground/ Tryin’ to get an answer/ Or back right down/ Turn out the lights/ Will you try/ Give me just a single sign/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
If I keep your heart/ Backed into a corner/(BNC) You’d do your part/ Tryin’ to break free/ Life like that/ Gets you to the bottom line/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
You believe you’re right/ Who am I to tell you/ That I’m so bright/ I’ll make it fine/ Face to face/ Everything is in your eyes/ And I’m never gonna change you mind.

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I can see your light/ Hidin’ in the shadows/ I’ve got no fight/ Left in me now/ I’ll just wait/ For anything we left behind/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could slam the door/ Walk away in anger/ Or pace the floor/ Try not to cry/ Talk all night/ Waitin’ for the sun to rise/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I can take your hand/ Lead you to the answer/ That was my plan/ No you can’t hide/ Hope can live/ Even in the darkest night/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.
Ideas for: Sometimes when the truth shines clear “Anytime the truth shines clear” “When I see the truth shine clear” “When I feel the truth this near” “When I see the truth shine clear” “When I know it’s truth this near” “If I see the truth shine clear” Mostly the same idea, just a bit less of a mouth full. PatrciaA is the owner of this line.
Buried in the games we play
I’m livin’ through some real hard times/ Just tryin’ to get through the dark/ You’ll never be here on my side/ (But) I’m hopin’ that you’ll lend a little spark. (Resubmit with input from Beth)
Lookin’ at the world today/ We’re livin a great divide/ (BNC) We’re buried in the words we say/ ((BNC) And digging for a way to stay alive. (Edit line 4) (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with mostly all Beth’s input)

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I’m always on the other side/ This river’s runnin’ fast and hard/ It’s many miles of deep and wide/ Common ground might not be in the cards. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with Beth’s input)
Lookin at the world today/ Some body’s gonna hold you down/ We’re hidin’ every thing we say/ The wall is one you’ll never get around. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with Beth’s input)

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Lookin’ at the world today/ We’re livin a great divide/(BNC) Buried in the words we say/(BNC) Could anybody see the other side. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with mostly all Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ We’re livin a great divide/ (BNC) Buried in the words we say/ ((BNC) Is every chance to pick a different side. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with mostly all Beth’s input)
Lookin at the world today/ Now and then you’ll be held down/ We bury every thing we say/ The wall is just too wide to get around. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with Beth’s input)
I’m standin’ where this long road ends/ I really want to turn around/ You’re standin’ in a cold hard wind/ (But) you’re never gonna give up any ground. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
We’re lookin at some real hard times/ I’ll never change your point of view/ You think I’m never on your side/ Nothin’ could be further from the truth. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
We’re livin through some real hard times/ I’ve never seen the clouds so near/ (But) Even when the light won’t shine/ I’m never gonna hide away in fear. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
You never tried to make a move/ You’ve never been the one to bend/ There’s nothing here for me to prove/ But you’re the one who’s in a cold hard wind. (Edit for syllable matching) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ I wonder how we live our lives/ (When) every single word we say/ Can cut just like a sharp edge knife (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I’m lookin at some real hard times/ Maybe that’ll change your point of view/ You think I’m never on your side/ Nothin’ could be further from the truth. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I’ve never found a way inside/ The places that you hide behind the proof/ You think that I’m the one who’s blind/ Nothin’ could be further from the truth. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I’m lookin’ at the world these days/ It’s boiling but it doesn’t need to be/ (You can) choose a side or find some gray/ I’m lookin’ for it will you look with me. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I’m livin through some real hard times/ I’m always gonna look to find the truth/ You’ve got beliefs but I’ve got mine/ And maybe there just isn’t any proof. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world these days/ Everybody has to own the room/ I listen to the words you say/ Sounds like they’ve been filled with silent doom. (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (“they’ve”could be “you’ve”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world these days/ Nobody will believe they need to change/ I listen to the words you say/ And I think we’ve got some things to rearrange. (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world these days/ (Feels like) Everybody has to own a space/ I listen to the words you say/ And I guess that’s what your going to embrace. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world these days/ (Feels like) Everybody has to take a side/ I listen to the words you say/ (And) I know you’ve got a lot of things you hide. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world these days/ (Feels like) Everybody has to find a place/ I listen to the words you say/ (But) they never seem to be what’s on your face. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world these days/ No one will believe they’ve been blind/ I listen to the words you say/ (Is) that really what you’re gonna stand behind?. (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ (Feels like) Everybody has to take a side/ I listen to the words you say/ (And) I know you’ve got a lot of things you hide. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
We’re livin through some real hard times/ No one wants to give a little ground/ I never want to be that blind/ I never want your reasons to be drowned. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Will we ever find a place/ Where the only line in the sand/ (Is) somethin’ we can brush away/ Nobody needs to have the upper hand. (Resubmit) (Thanks KennyMac for the input and feedback)
I always pick another side/ Just lookin’ for some common ground/ I can tell you everything I tried/ There’s nothin’ that you’ve done to come around.
I’m always on the other side/ Hopin’ for a better way to live/ We’ve given this a real good ride/ Is there any more that we can give.
I’m always on another side/ Hopin’ there’s a better way to live/ You can push away and say you tried/ I could tell you that I’ve still got more to give.
I’m standin’ at the canyon’s edge/ I feel the need to scream and hear the sound/ I hope you hear the echo when it says/ It’s time to have another look around. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I’m standin’ where this long road ends/ Lookin’ for a place to turn around/ And you’re standin’ in a cold hard wind/ In the face of that you never make a sound. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I’m standin’ where this long road ends/ Lookin’ for an answer just like you/ And you’re standin’ in a cold hard wind/ You won’t turn around to face a little truth. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
You never tried to help me see/ (Why) you’ve never been the one to bend/ I want us both to just think free/ That freedom that we have should never end. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
You’ve never even asked me why/ That I believe the things I do/ I can tell you everything I’ll try/ Can you tell me that you’ll move a little too. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
You never gave me room to grow/ You never took the time to be a friend/ I’ll find a place that I can go/ And not be hidin’ from a cold hard wind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
You never understood my side/ You’ve never been the one to bend/ And nothin’ that I’ve ever tried/ Can pull you from that hurricane wind. (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ Everybody has to own the room/ I listen to the words you say/ Sounds like they’ve been filled with silent doom. (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (“they’ve”could be “you’ve”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ Nobody will believe they need to change/ I listen to the words you say/ And I think we’ve got some things to rearrange. (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ (Feels like) Everybody has to own a space/ I listen to the words you say/ And I guess that’s what your going to embrace. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ (Feels like) Everybody has to take a side/ I listen to the words you say/ (And) I know you’ve got a lot of things you hide. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ (Feels like) Everybody has to find a place/ I listen to the words you say/ (But) they never seem to be what’s on your face. (“Feels like” may be too rushed even as passing words) (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
Lookin’ at the world today/ No one will believe they’ve been blind/ I listen to the words you say/ (Is) that really what you’re gonna stand behind?. (“Lookin’ at” could be “Livin’ in”) (Last line is a bit confrontational, maybe too much?) (Resubmit with edits from Beth’s input)
I’m always on the other side/ Hopin’ there’s a better way to live/ You can push away and hold to pride/ But I can hold my own and just forgive.
Do we ever find a place/ (Where) we haven’t drawn a line in the sand/ Will we ever find the perfect space/ You never think we will I think we can.
It’s always been a game we play/ To swallow every word that’s true/ But all the words we never say/ Just put us in a place where we can lose.
Well I’m always gonna be right here/ I’m hardened like a river stone/ And even if I see your tears/ I’ll never walk away from all we’ve known.
There’s every chance we fall apart/ Nothin’ that we do we get for free/ Gonna try to hold you in my heart/ And I hope you’re gonna try to hold me.
I listen to the words you say/ Guess I need to make another plan/ And lookin’ at the world today/ Theres nothin’ that would change the place you stand.
I’m always on the other side/ Just lookin’ for some common ground/ Well there’s nothin’ in the world like pride/ To make you take a side and stake it down.
I’ve always been a real true friend/ I give you all the space you need to grow/ Oh but trust me every now and then/ I’m thinkin’ of the love I want to show. (Friend concept is from MariaJack)
Somethin made us come this far/ We only need a little bit o’ time/ We’ve been reachin’ for the highest star/ Now I see it bright and shinin your eyes.
We’re livin through some real hard times/ All we need is just a little spark/ (But)while we’re livin’ in it we stay blind/ Need a shinin’ light to guide us through the dark.
We’re livin through some real hard times/ All we need is just a little spark/ But in the middle of it we’re all blind/ ‘Til we see a light come shinin’ through the dark.
There’s every chance we fall apart/ Nothin’ that we do we get free/ Gonna try to hold you in my heart/ And I hope you’re gonna try to hold me.
If I ever find a way inside/ I’ll move until I push right through/ You can never say that I stopped tryin’/ ‘Cause nothin’ could be further from the truth.
I’m always on the other side/ Hopin’ for a better way to live/ Well there’s nothin’ in the world like pride/ (But) it’s never gonna stop the word forgive.
You’ve never been the one to bend/ You tell me that there isn’t any way/ So you’re standin’ in a cold hard wind/ And you’re hopin’ that I’ll head the other way.
You’ve never been the one to move/ (1/4 note rest) Even in a hurricane wind/ And you’ll tell me that I can’t undo/ Anything that pushed us to the end.
Oh the words I waste

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I could state my case/Try to win you over/It’s face to face/Don’t it feel fine/ Hope can live anywhere the light can shine/I’m never gonna change your mind.

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When I keep your heart/Backed into a corner/The tears you start/Are over the line/Tears won’t change the times you’ve been unkind/And I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could state my case/Try to win you over/When we’re face to face/Everything’s fine/Hope can live even in the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/We’re face to face/Now we can shine/Hope can live even in the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I can see your light/Shinin’ through the darkness/I don’t need a fight/(But)I’ll never hide/I can give everything I have that’s mine/But I’m never gonna change your mind.
When I see your smile/I forget your anger/I feel like a child/Lost here in time/Words roar back none of them are soft and kind/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you to your face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live everywhere you see light shine/And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could slam the door/Walk away in anger/We don’t need war/Just a fair fight/Straight ahead is a hill we’ve got to climb/But I’m never gonna change your mind.
And if I keep your heart/Backed into a corner/The tears you start/Are over the line/Tears won’t change all the times you’ve been so blind/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live if you and I give it time/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live anywhere the light can shine/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live when we see the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
And if I keep your heart/Backed into a corner/The tears you start/Are over the line/Tears won’t change the times that you’ve been so blind/And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could hold you tight/Try to win you over/Or face the fight, and/Try to be kind/ Can’t believe there’s a mountain we have to climb/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live even in the dark we find/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live even at the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live somewhere in the bright sunshine/But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live in the middle of the dark we find/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live in the middle of the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live when you’re sure there’s nothing left to find/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live where there’s never any warm sunshine/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live take us through the worst of times/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live when love is still the bottom line/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live somewhere in between the lines/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you face to face/Say it so fine/ Hope can live right between what’s yours and mine/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I can sing my songs/Lookin’ for an answer/Will I stay too long?/That could be fine/Can’t be wrong for us to just talk and try/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could take your hand/Lead you to the answers/Or take a stand/Show you a sign/Spend the night waitin’ for the light to shine/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could take your hand/Lead you to the answers/This is where I stand/We’ll be just fine/Now I found there’s somethin’ that I can’t do/I’m never gonna change your mind.
So if you think you’re right/Who am I to tell you/You’ll fight a good fight/I can own mine/Face to face there’s a hard look in your eyes/I’m never gonna change you mind.

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I could talk all night/Hope that you can hear me/But words I say won’t/ Open your mind/Turn your back all reason heads for the door/I’m never gonna change your mind.
We could talk all night/I could never tell you/My thoughts are so bright/ Everything shines/Turn your back and reason heads for the door/I’m never gonna change your mind.
You believe you’re right/Who am I to tell you?/My thoughts are so bright/Everything shines/Face to face I see by the look in your eyes/I’m never gonna change you mind.
I could state my case/Try to win you over/Tell you to your face/Hear me sometime/When you hear will you ever listen at all?/I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I can sing my songs/Lookin’ for an answer/Will I stay too long?/That could be fine/Can’t be wrong for us to just talk it through/Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
We could walk the streets/Lookin’ for an answer/You could finally see/Neither one’s blind/I know you, you believe I’m wrong, you’re right/And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could take your hand/Lead you to the answers/Tell you where I stand/See what we find/I just found there’s somethin’ I just can’t do/I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could love you more/Give you every reason/For closing’ that door/Turn on a dime/Now I’ve found somethin’ even love can’t do/I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could hold you tight/Try to win you over/Or face the fight, and/Try to be kind/ Can’t believe there’s somethin’ my love can’t do/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could slam the door/Walk away in anger/Or walk the hard floors/They used to shine/Talk all night but there’s somethin’ I just can’t do/I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/ Try to win you over/ Tell you to your face/ That everything’s fine/ Right or wrong we can find what’s in between/ But I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could take your hand/ Lead you to the answers/ Or take a stand/ Show you a sign/ Spend the night wait until the light shines through/But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could take your hand/ Walk you to the answers/ Take a stand/ Show you the signs/ In the end it’s a battle I’m bound to lose/ ‘Cause I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could tell my side/ Your heart might listen/ But all of your pride/ Makes you go blind/ I can’t climb the wall, I can’t find a door/ I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could stand my ground/ Push you for an answer/ Or back right down/ Turn out the lights/ Will you hear a word I have to say?/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could give up ground/ Back into a corner/ Never make a sound/ Avoid every fight/ Life like that only tears us apart/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/ Try to win you over/ Tell you face to face/ Say it so fine/ Hope can live somewhere in that middle ground/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/ Try to win you over/ Tell you face to face/ Cry ‘til I’m blind/ But wind’s gonna blow, the rain’s still got to fall/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could talk real sweet/ Try to win you over/ Or stare at my feet/ And cry ‘til I’m blind/ Can’t move a mountain but I love you anyway/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could state my case/ Try to win you over/ Tell you to your face/ Show you a sign/ I could cry big tears to convince you I’m right/But I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case/ Try to win you over/ Tell you to your face/ Show you a sign/ The world we’re in won’t let us find common ground/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I could state my case/ Try to win you over/ Tell you to your face/ Show you a sign/ Here I stand waitin’ ‘til the light comes through/But I’m never gonna change your mind.
Well that heart won’t lie/ It’ll win you over/ Hold you up high/ When your friends aren’t kind/ Here I am looking for a pathway through/But I’m never gonna change your mind.

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I can sing my songs/ Lookin’ for an answer/ I’ll stay too long/ If I find a good rhyme/ But would it be that bad if we sat and just talked it through?/ Though I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could state my case Try to win you over Tell you to your face You’ll hear me sometime But when you hear do I think you’ll listen at all? I’m never gonna change your mind
I can’t love you more/ That you never question/ It’s a thing so pure/ No reason or rhyme/ With all that love there’s nothing that I can say/ I’m never gonna change your mind.
We could walk the streets/ Lookin’ for an answer/ We might both see/ Neither one’s blind/ But I know you well, you believe I’m wrong, you’re right And I’m never gonna change your mind.
I could hand in hand/ Walk you to the answers/ Take my stand/ Show you the signs/ But when the day is done it’s a battle I’m bound to lose/ ‘Cause I’m never gonna change your mind.
We could talk all night/ But I could never tell you/ I’m so bright/ My argument shines/ But when you turn your back, reason heads for the door/ And I’m never gonna change your mind.
You believe you’re right/ Who am I to tell you/ That I’m so bright/ My reasons all shine/ But face to face I can see by the look in your eyes/ I’m never gonna change you mind.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/Got nothn’ I can say you haven’t heard.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/No beautiful word in the world you’d hear.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/I’ve got nothin’ I can say you haven’t heard.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/all the beautiful words in the world wont do.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/There’s no beautiful word in the world you’d hear
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/I’ll never find a way to be that strong.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/no beautiful word will ever find a way.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/all the beautiful words in the world wont do.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/not a pretty word that I could ever say.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/no word that I can tell you has a chance.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/no beauty I can show you has a chance.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/no beautiful words I say sound true.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/even after all the beautiful words.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/would you listen even if I tried

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/We’ll never see the world the same

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/doesn’t matter what words I choose.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/doesn’t matter what words I use.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/ Pretty words won’t work on you

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/ Pretty words won’t find a way

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/ Even beautiful rhymes won’t do

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/ Beautiful words won’t do

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/no beautiful words will do.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/ I’m never gonna be that strong
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/and I’ll never turn a gray sky blue
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/like I can’t make a gray sky blue

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/and you’ll never find a way to change mine.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/I could never step across that line.

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Well I’m never gonna change your mind/I can’t travel that road for you.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/doesn’t matter what beautiful words I use.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/it’s like a river on the way to the sea
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/ We could argue ‘til the sun goes down/ Tomorrow you’ll be walkin’ the same line/ I’m never gonna turn you around.
Well I’m never gonna change your mind/ Doesn’t matter what words I use/ If I’m angry or I’m soft and kind/ You’re the one who has to choose.

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