Song Lyrics from "Living Nightmare"

Haunting Dreams

Verse 1:  

Close your eyes and dream of me,

The sun has set, no light to see.

You lie there in your bed at night,

Tossing, turning, you’re scared I see.

And here I am watching you,

You’re never safe from me my dear.

For when the moon takes into sky

In my hands is where you’ll lie


Chorus:

I am the terror in your dreams,

I will haunt you constantly

Making you remember

All the things that you fear,

So scream for me my dear.


Verse 2:

Your eyelids fall in sleep, I’m here

To weave your dreams into your fears

To make you live out darkest thoughts

Crawling deep inside your heart

Laughing, I listen

To your scream so shrill with dread.

From what your dreams might bring to you,

And nightmares waiting for time to play

Inside the horrors of your slumber mind.


Chorus:

I am the terror in your dreams,

I will haunt you constantly

Making you remember

All the things that you fear,

So scream for me my dear.


Verse 3:

You’ll never get away from me

Here is where I’ll always be,

No matter how hard you try

I will stay right by your side.

When daylight falls and sleep arrives

Here is where you’ll not survive

And from your dreams, hope I will take

Along with tears in shame you’ll makes

So always remember to

Fall asleep in fear of me.


Chorus 2x:

I am the terror in your dreams,

I will haunt you constantly

Making you remember

All the things that you fear,

So scream for me my dear.


Nightmares forever, you’ll never sleep

I’ll stay forever inside your dreams.

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Shades In-between

Verse 1:

Inside every lie is a seed of truth,

an honesty better off hidden,

for if unleashed it can cause

a thousand hearts to break.

So, we keep it buried

or drape it in sarcasm and distaste,

hoping no one will hear its screams.


Chorus:

Every coin has second side,

night will always follow day,

and good can never be

without bad standing in the way.

So why do we believe

there are no shades in-between?


Verse 2:

At the heart of an insult

there might be envy or lust waiting.

The desire to have what another holds,

because we all know

everything seems better

on the other side of the fence.

We are never happy

with what we hold in our hands.


Chorus:

Every coin has second side,

night will always follow day,

and good can never be

without bad standing in the way.

So why do we believe

there are no shades in-between?


Verse 3:

Behind a smile you might find

a person broken inside,

barely hanging on

suffocating under

the weight of their self-hate.

As that smile shines bright,

hiding the truth from our eyes,

leaving us to believe

that they are truly happy.


Chorus:

Every coin has second side,

night will always follow day,

and good can never be

without bad standing in the way.

So why do we believe

there are no shades in-between?


End:

There is more than what we see,

so much is hiding just beneath

the obvious.

If only we took the time,

if only we cared enough to see,

the truth found inside the shades,

the truth that hides in the between,

the in-between.

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Listen Cupid

Chorus:

Cupid, what were you thinking,

shooting me with your love-dart?

I’m not looking for love,

thought I told you that right from the start.


Verse 1:

Too many ways for it to turn sour,

leaving me in pain,

why did you have to abuse your power?

No, I’m no coward,

hiding under covers in my bed,

just want to be careful.

“Stay away”, is what I had said.


Chorus:

Cupid, what were you thinking,

shooting me with your love-dart?

I’m not looking for love,

thought I told you that right from the start.


Verse 2:

Why didn’t you listen

when I said now was not the time

for foolish things like these endless love games?

I cannot forgive you for this crime.

Unforgivable, you got me

thinking he’s the one,

but we both know how this will end:

me crying, him saying he is done.

Chorus:

Cupid, what were you thinking,

shooting me with your love-dart?

I’m not looking for love,

thought I told you that right from the start.


Verse 3:

Cupid, next time will you just please,

listen close to what I say?

I’m not lying when I claim

all I want is to be free.

Love brings nothing but tears and pain,

so please cupid, give me space.


Chorus:

Cupid, what were you thinking,

shooting me with your love-dart?

I’m not looking for love,

thought I told you that right from the start.


Oh Cupid, what were you thinking? 

(When will you start listening)

Stop shooting me,

shooting me with your love dart.

(Can’t you see I just want to be me and free?)

I’m not looking for love (don’t want those love games)

Thought I told, told you from the start.

Cupid will you please go, just go,

(stop hurting my soul)

‘cause I’m not looking for love.









*Image found on zazzle.com

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More to Me

Verse one:

I'm more than a simple girl,

I make mistakes and I get hurt.

Sometimes I cry no reasons why,

needing to release feels warring inside my mind.

And there are days, hanging out with the girls,

we devour sweets and sob over loves gone wrong,

preferring and enjoying flicks where love will always win

Over the mess of violence and collisions.

But, this is just a piece of me.


Chorus: 

Don’t think, one second, that I'm one sided,

that there’s just one version 

of who this girl can be. 

Behind these eyes and deep inside this mind,

a thousand stories and secrets lie.

Lifting me up when days grow dark,

this heart of mine is bursting, see,

to be a bit of everything.

There is so much more to me 

than the clothes I wear and the words I speak.


Verse two: 

Ya, and some days I might play sports

then hang out with the boys,

bruised and cut from playing rough,

stuff my face with tons of junk,

and never worry about my weight

or stick to diets that I hate.

Video games, I love them all, 

and nothing is better than comic reads, 

of super heroes kicking ass.

DC, Marvel, I adore them all.

Yes, I can be the princess and still the geek. 


Chorus: 

Don’t think, one second, that I'm one sided,

that there’s just one version 

of who this girl can be. 

Behind these eyes and deep inside this mind,

a thousand stories and secrets lie.

Lifting me up when days grow dark,

this heart of mine is bursting, see,

to be a bit of everything.

There is so much more to me 

than the clothes I wear and the words I speak.


Verse Three:

Sometimes I play the dork, 

laugh hysterically just to see

what feels like to be completely 

at ease and free,

to not give a damn to the whispers

or to the stares,

to people who judge if I act weird.

Acting silly, singing out loud, and dancing around, 

tripping over my feet not caring how I seem

to anyone who is not me

for there are endless ways for me to be.


Chorus: 

Don’t think, one second, that I'm one sided,

that there’s just one version 

of who this girl can be. 

Behind these eyes and deep inside this mind,

a thousand stories and secrets lie.

Lifting me up when days grow dark,

this heart of mine is bursting, see,

to be a bit of everything.

There is so much more to me 

than the clothes I wear and the words I speak.


Oh, there is so much more to me,

so many sides,

you might think you've seen them all

turn around, find you are wrong.

You will never see

how many shades

there are of me.

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Touched My Hand

Verse 1:

For so long I thought

the good days were all gone,

this tunnel everlasting,

depression my only companion.

I grew accustomed to the cold,

feeling nothing,

I was numb, then…


Chorus:

You touched my hand,

pulled me to my feet and held me close.

Kissed my lips with tenderness.

The sun woke up,

now I am standing in the light

with you by my side, my love.


Verse 2:

I never had the chance

to build up walls to protect,

to keep you out, out of my heart,

for fear you might break it.

Well, it’s resting in your hands now,

please handle me with care.

You have all of me.


Chorus:

You touched my hand,

pulled me to my feet and held me close.

Kissed my lips with tenderness.

The sun woke up,

now I am standing in the light

with you by my side, my love.


Verse 3:

I’m so glad you caught me by surprise,

didn’t let me sabotage 

my chance happiness.

For too long I lived afraid

to trust my heart, to love,

so I hid in the dark all alone.

But now I see, the light has found me,

because


Chorus:

You touched my hand,

pulled me to my feet and held me close.

Kissed my lips with tenderness.

The sun woke up,

now I am standing in the light

with you by my side, my love.


Oh, my heart 

you touched my hand.

Now I know love again.

All because

you touched my hand.

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Back to Me

Verse 1:

Pain is what makes you, it does not break you,

Baby they were so wrong,

And all that I was has gone (forever).

What remains, this corpse you see,

Is without a soul and just a shell.

It sickens me that

These fragile bones are my own.

How did I let it get to this?


Chorus:

But I promise one day

I will find my voice and say

I’ve had enough of living

This half life.

I will begin to fight

When my eyes meet the light

Leading the way

Back to me.


Verse 2:

He said I was the one

And I let the lie become my truth,

Closing my eyes to avoid

What my heart saw, was screaming,

He was to be

The end of me.

I ignored, naïve in thinking,

He would change his path for me.

Oh how young I seemed then.


Chorus:

But I promise one day

I will find my voice and say

I’ve had enough of living

This half life.

I will begin to fight

When my eyes meet the light

Leading the way

Back to me.


Verse 3:

Now I must accept that I have made this mess,

Allowed him to smash

Me into these tiny little pieces.

I am a broken puzzle

Just waiting to be whole,

But it will only be when I find the strength

To put me back together.

Before I can,

I need to learn how to breathe again.


Chorus: 2X

But I promise one day

I will find my voice and say

I’ve had enough of living

This half life.

I will begin to fight

When my eyes meet the light

Leading the way

Back to me.


Oh baby, now I can finally see

(everything so clearly).

My eyes are opening

(to the truth).

The light has come again

And I'm singing to the sun.

(I’m warm again)

Oh yea I’ve found,

Found the way back to me!

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Avalanche

Bridge:

When did it come to this?

When did lies become the truth,

and this broken heart I hold become my own?


Chorus:

And what have I done?

What did I do,

to cause this mess, this avalanche,

that's burying me in self-disgust and heavy regret?


Verse 1

Last thing I remember was saying sorry

to the man I thought I could not love,

seeing his face, so sad and lonely

when I turned my back,

when I walked away.


Chorus:

And what have I done?

What did I do,

to cause this mess, this avalanche,

that's burying me in self-disgust and heavy regret?


Verse 2

He is the one who has moved on

while, here I am, living in the past.

Wondering where it was that I went wrong,

what decision led me off the path

to everlasting happiness.


Chorus:

And what have I done?

What did I do,

to cause this mess, this avalanche,

that's burying me in self-disgust and heavy regret?


Verse Three:

How do I make amends,

clean up the mess I have made?

How do I fill this empty space,

the place where his love used to go?


Bridge: 

When did it come to this?

When did lies become the truth,

and this broken heart I hold become my own?


Chorus:

And what have I done?

What did I do,

to cause this mess, this avalanche,

that's burying me in self-disgust and heavy regret?


Can I free myself before it’s too late?

Can I keep living with this pain?

I can't breathe.

I can't see.

This avalanche is breaking,

oh baby it’s breaking me.







*photo found on pinterest. 

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Love Will Wait

Man: 

All I fear is the end is near

Hands held out to guide me dear

To the darkened path

Where my fate’s now clear

As time drifts by

Love forever gone I fear


Woman:

All I feel is this hole in me

Where loss has grown

Taking over me

Lights have darkened 

So that I can’t see

When he was stolen

Slipped away from me.


(Chorus) Together:

Dreams, now, are dying 

Do you hear them crying?

Hearts have turn into ash

And hope is escaping fast

Torn apart

By a poisoned dart

Our souls, here, lay in shreds

Dripping blood and 

weeping dread

Forever gone

Darkness has forever 

Eclipsed the sun


Woman:

All I crave is your love to save

The broken mind I lost that day

No warmth to melt this burning ice

Metal chains wrapped tight

Around these writs of mine 

Salted drops from my eyes do drip

A face gone pale by death’s cruel grip

A blink he was gone, 

And I fall as I come undone.


Man:

All I wish are her lips to kiss

One last time to remind her of

Our lasting love, it will never fade

to hold her close is a dream I’ll keep

watching years and her grief decrease

to see her smile is all I need

to keep me patient as I wait

one day I know, again I will hold her


(Chorus) Together:

Dreams, now, are dying 

Do you hear them crying?

Hearts have turn into ash

And hope is escaping fast

Torn apart

By a poisoned dart

Our souls, here, lay in shreds

Dripping blood and 

weeping dread

Forever gone

Darkness has forever 

Eclipsed the sun


Both: 

Soon united

Love never fades

We wait

Time passes


Woman:

There he is, I can see him 

He holds his arms out to me


Man:

There she is, she is smiling

Eyes bright as she runs to me


Together:

Love can never fade

By your side, I will stay

Here with you

Once again and forever true

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