Choices We Make

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released April 2, 2015

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Strategic Appleton, Wisconsin

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Track Name: Masonry (The Aftermath)
I had a revelation
I think we all are masons
building up the walls around us
with bricks that we have laid
jealousy, pride & hate
we need to knock them down
breaking the walls we hide behind
if you seek out then you will find
we're not that different
you and I

This is the aftermath
the walls we built up, they have crashed
they're falling to pieces
the peace that it brings
if we could only learn to love
to love our enemies

this is a hard learned lesson
it comes with second guessing
the fear of loosing privacy
we block each other out
how 'bout a different route
a way toward understanding
breaking the walls we hide behind
if you seek out then you will find
we're not that different
you and I

This is the aftermath
the walls we built up, they have crashed
they're falling to pieces
the peace that it brings
if we could only learn to love
to love our enemies
Here in the aftermath
the walls we built up, they have crashed
they're falling to pieces
the peace that it brings
if we could only learn to love
to love our enemies

This is the wreckage
learning our lessons
and in the wreckage
we discover
Track Name: Nightlights
Even through the darkest night
You keep on shining your light
I need to find it glowing so I know that
I can make it until morning
(it’s bright enough to see)

Night lights are guiding me home
How'd I get so lost, out here on my own
In the dark and feels like I’m blinded
I keep looking up, I’m reminded, how much I’m loved

I notice patterns in the sky
I notice patterns in my life
staring out at constellations
is how I’m living any consolation
(trying to connect the dots)

Way above me, way above me, way above me, you are
Track Name: Can't Go On
Sick of the back and forth
What am I waiting for
‘cause I know that I need to make a change
But every time I try, it seems like I just get denied

I won’t fall in line
and I won’t follow blindly
‘cause I finally see and now I realize (that)

I can’t go on
I can’t go on
I can’t go on this way
I can’t go on
I can’t go on
I can’t go on this way anymore

Where am I going now
Is it just another letdown
I know I need to turn around
But every time I try, it seems like I just get denied

I can’t go on
and I can’t go on
Track Name: You're the One
I never knew a love like this really could exist
but you are everything I missed
and I have to admit, you change the way I live
from here on in, forever

and I don’t want to waste my time
I don’t want to waste my life
wondering if this is right or wrong
‘cause I know

You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for
You’re the one that I’ve been praying for
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for
And now you’re here
You’re here, yeah

I never knew you were waiting for me too
But you were and I guess that is the proof
That we should be together from now on
And on and on and on, forever

You are the one
I’ve been waiting for
You are the one
You’re here
Track Name: Back of My Mind
It’s in the back of my mind
Won’t get it outta my head
The things that you did and said
and I know that we’ve been through this all before
I can’t help it, because I thought that
we had both let it go
its better if we don’t bring it up anymore

It’s over, said and done
this battles already won
was it over my head or am I out of it
‘cause now I know the point that I missed

I was so headstrong
it took way too long
finally moving on
and I did all that I could to prove you wrong
all these feelings, sent me reeling
looking for something else
and I thought on my own I was doing well

Over it, finally over it
forgiven, I’m over it
Over it, finally over it
forgiven, I’m over it
Track Name: Meant to Be
Baby, you and me
we were meant to be and I know we will see
each other through anything
Whatever life may bring
and I know we will be, together

When we first met I never will forget
The way you looked at me
From there, love grew, was the start of something new
And we both know that it’s true

The times that we’ve shared
Oh, nothing will compare
To everything we’ve got
Those dreams in our head
Weren’t meant to stay there forever
I want to see ‘em come true, with you

I know we will be (4x)
Track Name: Dreams
Have you ever found yourself inside a dream
Wishing that you could make it a reality
I wish, I could, tell you it would be easy
You’ve got to work to put them in your reach
You can do anything
Give it your everything

This life isn’t what you thought it’d be
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
So keep the faith and then you will see
That you can make your dreams reality

Imagine yourself exactly where you want to be
Follow that road wherever it leads
Get rid, of all, the fear and disbelief
You can do anything
You can do anything
Just give it your everything

This life isn’t what you thought it’d be
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
So keep the faith and then you will see
That you can make your dreams reality

This life isn’t what you thought it’d be
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
So keep the faith and then you will see
That you can make your dreams reality
Track Name: Searching
How far have I come? how far yet to go?
I keep wandering down these roads
There’s so much on my mind
There’s so much left to find
So much wasted time
Don’t have it all figured out

I’m searching for the answer
I’m searching for the truth
I’m searching for the answer
I’m searching for you

What do I know, what do I have to show
I keep wondering, thinking ‘bout home
Maybe I cannot see
But I can still believe
Even though, I don’t know everything
Don’t have it all figured out

I’m searching for the answer
I’m searching for the truth
I’m searching for the answer
I’m searching for you

Still searching
Searching for you

I’m searching for the answer
I’m searching for the truth
I’m searching for the answer
I’m searching for you
Track Name: No Matter
Maybe you feel regret
and maybe you’re dealing with the past
Don’t you know that it’s over
leave it all behind you
‘cause everybody makes mistakes
And we all feel the pain

There is a price, it’s already been paid
There is a way, it’s already been made
And I hope you can see that
No matter what you said
No matter what you did
Don’t you know that you can be forgiven
Oh oh oh
No matter what you said
No matter what you did
Don’t you know that you can be forgiven

You’ve got to let it go
All the fear and the doubt you’re holding onto
You don’t have to fight anymore
When failures try to remind you
Of everything that you have done
‘cause it’s all taken care of

No matter what may happen
I hope, that you know