Only Questions

by Corey Shields

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released April 29, 2016

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Track Name: Days
I was traveling on a lonesome, lonesome highway
A cold November morn'
Saw your name written in the clouds
Through the early morning fog

Oh, there are days like this
Nothing can calm my soul
Oh, there are days like this
My mind I just can't control

Wheels they just keep on rolling
Rolling farther from home
I miss those early mornings spent with you
And the birds chirping on our lawn

Oh, there are days like this
Nothing can calm my soul
Oh, there are days like this
My mind I just can't control

Because every day I wake up
Living a dream with you
But I'm not sure, that I deserve
My every dream coming true
Track Name: For You
I'm an open book, if they wanna know more
But they should know I'm not who I was before
I've been played a fool, for the last time
I burned that bridge, drew that line

And for you, I'll strike the match
Forget about the years past

I've been finding these days
The world's a dark place
So let's hide away
In our pretty dream
And now, some will say
We're headed for despair
But I've been finding these days
I really don't care

Now there are times, think of starting again
A new town, with new friends
Maybe let the wind, carry us away
Wherever we land, there we'll stay

And for you, I'd leave
Never look back, you're all I need

I've been finding these days
The world's a dark place
So let's hide away
In our pretty dream
And now, some will say
We're headed for despair
But I've been finding these days
I really don't care

Learn to love this normal life
But never let our dreams die
Enjoy the moment, however small
I've heard they matter most of all

I've been finding these days
The world's a dark place
So let's hide away
In our pretty dream
And now, some will say
We're headed for despair
But I've been finding these days
I really don't care
Track Name: Fools Gold
I've been staring out this window for weeks, months, years
Lost all track of time, where did it go
I think I need a change, my perspective's gone astray
This wandering mind's about to explode

It's hard to keep on moving when we're busy doing nothing
Tell your fables, above and below
Left and right, black and white, it's in our faces every night
The same story is getting old

Maybe we should
Just slow down

Or maybe I should rethink everything I've learned
Your ancient artifacts, they're fools gold
Then again I know that there is truth in every lie
Tread softly, so we're told

Maybe we should
Just slow down
Track Name: Begin Again
You're the California Redwood
The ridge of blue in Tennessee
Your heart is timeless
Your soul, everlasting

I'm more like a tornado
Chaos in motion
I threw all my peace away
Watched it blow over the ocean

But today, I am hopeful
Turning a brand new, blank page
No more thoughts, dark and broken
For the last time, I'll begin again

So many reasons to hold on
Yet I'm slipping still
Help me find my way home
Out of these cold, barren fields

Because today, I am hopeful
Turning a brand new, blank page
No more thoughts, dark and broken
For the last time, I'll begin again

If you ever get lonely enough
To come back around
I promise
I'll hold on a little tighter

Because today, I am hopeful
Turning a brand new, blank page
No more thoughts, dark and broken
For the last time, I'll begin again
Track Name: Be Here Now
Don't have much of anything, running on our hopes and dreams
But if that mockingbird don't sing, I'll buy you any goddamn thing
The sky's a shade of milky gray, all I want is a place to lay
Spending all my nights alone, laying beside you, i'm still gone

And I need you...
Be here now
I need you
Be here now

All my heartfelt hopes and fears, come off as insincere
It's a fatal flaw I know, but it's one that I can't outgrow
I'm a morning heartbreak afternoon, a tidal wave of red and blue
And goddamn this weight upon my chest, damn these thoughts, they won't let me rest

And i need you...
Be here now
I need you
Be here now

I'm sorry for the way I am, I hope you understand

Because I need you
Be here now
I need you
Be here now
Track Name: Melody
Well those eyes could move a mountain
That heart could calm the sea
I skim through all those pages
Reading her endlessly

Life's a song, and she's my melody

Well tomorrow, it'll come in it's time
Focus on the moment
And all of these
Intricate lines

Life's a song, and she's my melody

A weekend dream on a Thursday afternoon
Cool water when it's warm
I don't know how I got to you
But baby, you keep me in tune

Life's a song, and she's my melody
Track Name: Long Drive Home
On a long drive home, I held your hand
Sweet nothings whispered, I couldn't understand
The words didn't matter, the voice so sweet
Head in the clouds, heart so weak

The streetlights buzzed an unknown tune
A love song for no one, no one but you
They sang of better days we thought were to come
Got lost in their rhythm, lost in their hum

And I once held that night like a drowning man
And I once held that night like a drowning man
They say nothing lasts forever, but time can't erase
If you hold on to the memory, there's always a trace

And I once held that night like a drowning man
And I once held that night like a drowning man
They say nothing lasts forever, but time can't erase
If you hold on to the memory, there's always a trace

On a long drive home, I held your hand...
Track Name: Desire
It's been three days since I left home
Don't know where I went wrong
But, I hope the dream will carry me anyway

The clouds and trees, they keep repeating
Running low on gasoline
But, I hope the dream will carry me anyway

Her name was Desire
Thought she was what I needed, just what I needed
Her name was Desire
But she wasn't what I needed, wasn't what I needed

I finally made it to the land of angels
Just to learn that I can't fly
But, I hope the dream will carry me anyway

It's good to know I've wasted half of my life
Chasing down a goddamn lie
But, I hope the dream will carry me anyway

Her name was Desire
Thought she was what I needed, just what I needed
Her name was Desire
But she wasn't what I needed, wasn't what I needed

I guess I'll tuck my tail between my legs
Make my way back home
No, the dream didn't carry me anyway

Her name was Desire
Thought she was what I needed, just what I needed
Her name was Desire
But she wasn't what I needed, wasn't what I needed
Track Name: Light
I never know the words to convey what's on my mind
It never quite seems to add up
Inclination here, inference there
The overtones are underwhelming

These four walls, they might consume me
I named them Fear, Regret, Woe, and Pain
Ignore the burning bush in my bountiful field
Close my eyes, it'll go away

Because there's hope in the darkest days
And i know my light will be there too
Because there's hope in the darkest days
And i know that you'll be there too

A wounded predator, cold bath water
Snowfall in spring
Dissonance in the morning song
Harmless, yet unnerving

It's not right to climb this far
And watch the ground fall out below me
Beaten down by their ignorance
But I know that you'll catch me

Because there's hope in the darkest days
And i know my light will be there too
Because there's hope in the darkest days
And i know that you'll be there too
Track Name: Stars
Let's go for a walk on the water, go for a ride
Get behind the wheel and, put it in drive
The world won't miss us
We don't need 'em anyway
So why don't we go to where the stars fall into the sea

Catch a reflection of the sunrise when we awake
Enjoy the silence of the moonlight, this is my place
In the deep bright pool of your eyes
A thousand galaxies burn
So why don't we go to where the stars fall into the sea

Mistake the sea for the sky, and the clouds for mountaintops
Mistake the sea for the sky, and the clouds for mountaintops
One more trip around the sun is all we really want

So why don't we go
Why don't we go
Why don't we go to where the stars fall into the sea
Track Name: Home
I know where to find you
Your peace and solitude
It's a cold December morning
A sky of April blue

Green leaves or white snow, you don't seem to care
Wool socks or tanktops, you don't seem to care

There are places I will never go
Some far off lands I won't ever see
The other side may be just as green
But this place is home to me

Let me rest my head here
In the warmth of your heart
Breathing slow and deep now
Waiting for the day to start

Sending away worries, float on down the stream
This life we've got here, the sweetest reverie

There are places I will never go
Some far off lands I won't ever see
The other side may be just as green
But this place is home to me

I know where to find you, your peaceful northern light
Sing me your sweet song, that southern lullaby

There are places I will never go
Some far off lands I won't ever see
The other side may be just as green
But this place is home to me