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released September 21, 2015

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Track Name: Honey
Honey, won't you follow me
Through the trees, into the sea
Honey, watch this space
I'm closer to my fall from grace

I can't make my mind up

Honey, won't you comfort me
And love me free til we bleed
Honey won't you come with me
Honey won't you come with me

I can't make my mind up

Honey, won't you follow me
Through the trees, to the sea

I can't make my mind up
Track Name: The Worst Of Me
This is the worst of me
My best is yet to come
I won't repeat a thing
All is said and done
Also..

Woah, My best is yet to come
May that always be sung
May that always be sung

Yeah all my friends and I got memories we share
And growing older ain't nothing to be scared about
So hold your head high and be prepared
Oh sweetie, take it in your stride with good care

Woah, these memories we share
They will always be there
Woah, these memories we share
They will always be there

Dawn, noon and night
This cycle of light
Well what would you do without me?
Your funeral fire
To calm your desires
What would you do if I leave?

Woah, these memories we share
They will always be there
Woah, these memories we share
They will always be there

We'll light the fire, burn the wick at both ends
And in the morning we'll awake to begin again
So you are tired? That's no excuse
Cos in the morning you'll awake to begin anew

Woah, I believe that to be true
We will start anew

Woah, these memories we share
They will always be there
Woah, these memories we share
They will always be there
They will always be there
They will always be there
They will always be there
They will always be there
Track Name: Ordinary Men
Little darling, I'm not really your friend
I'm not like those ordinary men
I know nothing, I don't even know why I pretend to
I'm not like those ordinary men

I look good in the low light
I feel great in the good light
I'm no better

When I'm talking, I figure that I'm trying my tact
If I'm hurtful, I take take take it all back
Life is simple, It's all just a matter of fact, yeah
If I'm nasty, I take take take it all back
Take take take it all back
Take take take it all back
Take take take it all back

I look good in the low light
I feel great in the good light
You're no better than me
We both wait at the station
We're no cheap imitations
We're no better

I look good in the low light
I felt old at the club night
I'm no better than you
We both wait at the station
We're no cheap imitations
No better
Track Name: Fickle Heart
Well I won't let you sit on the floor
Let you rattle the foundations
Let you sit on the floor

Last Night, I let you sleep in my bed
And now I suffer the consequence
I let you sleep in my bed

Last time that I felt like this made me wonder
How the pieces of my fickle heart pull me under

All along, was I leading you on?
Did I lure you with promises?
Was I leading you on?

First light, I never said my goodbye
I never saw you put on your clothes
I never said my goodbye

Last time that I felt like this made me wonder
How the pieces of my fickle heart pull me under

This house throws ghosts into the night

Last time that I felt like this made me wonder
How the pieces of my fickle heart pull me under
Last time that I felt like this made me wonder
How the fleetings of my fickle heart pull me under
(I thought I would forget you)
Track Name: Bad Dream
Fading in and out
The shadow of a doubt
What's left, what's left to leave?
And moving out and in
Decision on a whim
What's left, what's left for me?

I took my chance
I lost it all
Is this really a bad dream
Am I ready to fall?

Running from my head
I'm safer in my bed
What's left, what's left to lend
Lying to deceive
To rid yourself of me
What's left, what's left to leave?
What's left, what's left to leave?

I took my chance
I lost it all
Is this really a bad dream
Am I ready to fall?

I took my chance
I lost it all
Is this really a bad dream
Am I ready to fall?
Track Name: Laid Out, Lying In The Sun
I have always said
I'd be better off dead
To leave you all in peace
That I do maintain
We were better in a frame
At least that's what we'll keep

I see my girl
Laid out, laid out
In her own world
Laid out, lying in the sun
But what did she become?

Mother always said
I should just get out of bed
"Don't let life pass you by"
That I didn't see
But I couldn't disagree
"Sometimes we get one try"

I see my girl
Laid out, laid out
In her own world
Laid out, lying in the sun
Well what did she become?

I see my girl
Laid out, laid out
In her own world
Laid out, lying in the sun
I see my girl
Laid out, laid out
Yeah she's my girl
Laid out, lying in the sun
But what did she become?
Track Name: Clocks Go Back
Back Door, I have seen this all before
When do the clocks go back?
Or do they move forward?
And I take this in my stride, but I've seen it 31 times
When do the clocks go back?
Or do they go forward?

Woah, Oh

Well I let myself go
I'm ready, I'm ready I know
Well I let myself go

Nothing ever dies
It just seems like it was once more alive
All the things we see
With our eyes open
And I'm sorry for my crimes
I am selfish and I was blind
When do the clocks go back?
Or do they stop moving?

Woah, Oh

Well I let myself go
I'm ready, I'm ready I know
Well I let myself go

(What do you take me for?
What did you take me for?
What'll you drive?
What do you take?
I'm so high!
And why am I not what you want?)

Well I let myself go
I'm ready, I'm ready I know
Well I let myself go

Back for more
I have felt this all so raw
Why do the clocks go back when we move forward?
And I've lived with my denial
And I've taken it thousands of miles
Do the clocks go back when you stop moving?
Track Name: Another Brand New Day Done
Another brand new day done
That I’ve gotten through
Got nothing done on my list of things to do

Another brand new day done
What was the weather like?
It was dark in the morning and dark again at five
Dark again at five

Just wait!
Are you comfortable?
Are you miserable?
Are you letting off steam?
Or are you really that mean?

Another brand new day done
Where I yearn to see a smile
Another lonely lesson in the wild

Another brand new day done
I can hide myself away
Another new light cowering in the fade
Cowering in the fade

Just wait!
Are you comfortable?
Are you miserable?
Are you letting off steam?
Or are you really that mean?

Another brand new day done
Where I failed to second guess
Another day where I missed my lonliness

Another brand new day done
I tried to be my best
Another brand new day where I love her loveliness
I love her loveliness

Just wait!
Are you comfortable?
Are you miserable?
Are you letting off steam?
Or are you really that mean?

Another brand new day done
It’s time to say goodnight
Another brand new day done
A brand new night
It’s time to say goodnight
Track Name: Opt Out!
I opt out
Of all the politics you talk about
Your firework displays and your Christmas days
I opt out!

I opt out
I am a stereotype and I am proud
I'm just the boy with a guitar and a beating heart
I opt out!

What you hold dear is my fear
This is why I frown
Will you pity me, pray, pity me, pray
This is how I drown

I opt out
Of television, this town
Don't come to my backyard or send me credit cards
I opt out!

I opt out
I'm not a pioneer or a layabout
I am a little man in a grand plan
I opt out!

What you hold dear is my fear
This is why I frown
Will you pity me, pray, pity me, pray
This is how I drown
This is how I drown

What you hold dear is my fear
This is why I frown
Will you pity me, pray, pity me, pray
This is how I drown

What you hold dear is my fear
This is why I frown
Will you bury me, will you bury me
Will you bury me in the ground
Will you bury me in the ground

I opt out!
I opt out!
I opt out!
I opt out!

(I don't even know where to start
don't send me credit cards
or make me go to Starbucks
I've seen enough Pizza Huts
and Coca Cola trucks to last me a lifetime
that sh$t sucks)

I'm not a businessman!
Track Name: One More Song
Got one more song to sing
Got one more lesson to learn
Got one more friend to ring
Got one more song

Got one last lyric to write
To make this page a little less white
Got one more book to read
Got this dream and it keeps repeat
and it keeps repeat
and it keeps repeating..

Where I, where I let you down
Where I, where I let you down

One more day with you
There's this one thing I got to do
I lengthy search through your eyes
To make this moment last a lifetime

Where I never let you down
Where I never let you down

One more sea to see
Where the water cleans my feet
One more song to sing
One more song to sing
Got one more song to sing
Got my whole lifetime to live
Got one more song to sing
Got my whole lifetime

Where I never let you down
Where I never let you down

Got one more song
Got my whole lifetime
Track Name: Only My Lover Knows
I take no sugar in my tea
I like the pattern on your jeans
I love the way you have your hair
Caught in the movement of your sway
I never thought would come this day
You took me there

Only you'll ever know
Where your love truly goes
Only you'll ever know your faith

Today I couldn't start my car
I walked alone and I walked far
Not even noticing the sky
I thought of you, I thought of him
I thought of me under your skin
And then I start to question why

Only you'll ever know
Where your love truly goes
Only you'll ever know your faith

Don't think about me
I'll be fine
Do as you please
I don't mind some pain

Only my lover knows
Where her love truly goes
Only my lover knows her name
Only my lover knows her name
Track Name: Waiting To live
If I'd have known
I would have charged my laptop battery
And done the same with my ipod
But it's a good job I'm a candle enthusiast
And it's a good job I am brave
I think not I am OK
It's a good job I am brave

All my life, I've been waiting for this
I've been waiting to kiss you
I've been waiting to live
All my life, I've been waiting for this
I've been wanting to kiss you
I've been wanting to live

If I were not alone this would be romantic
If I were not alone this would be romantic
But I am blessed you know, for I can sing
But I am blessed you know, for I can sing
And I can sing and I can sing

All my life, I've been waiting for this
I've been waiting to kiss you
I've been waiting to live
All my life, I've been waiting for this
I've been wanting to kiss you
I've been wanting to live

All my life, I've been waiting for this
I've been wanting to kiss you
Kiss you on the lips
All my life, I've been waiting for this
I've been wanting to kiss you
Kiss you on the lips
Track Name: A Dream Of Dying Younger
I don't wanna be the one you miss
I don't wanna be the one you kiss
I don't wanna be the girl you'll miss tonight

And I don't wanna be the one you love
Takes a lot for me to trust
I don't wanna be the girl you'll fuck tonight

Tonight, I'll make all pain lighter
Tonight, tonight

I don't be the one you hurt
I am not a spec of dirt
I don't wanna be the girl you'll hurt tonight

And I don't wanna be the one you'll hit
Cos I am not a piece of shit
I don't wanna be the girl you'll hit tonight

Tonight, I'll make all pain lighter
Tonight, I'll leave this world brighter
Tonight, tonight

Tonight, I'll make all pain lighter
Tonight, I'll turn this world brighter
Tonight, tonight

I know oh oh oh oh oh oh
I'm not owed..

Anything

Tonight, I'll leave this world brighter
Tonight, I'll make all pain lighter
Tonight, I dream of dying younger
Tonight, I dream of dying young
Tonight, I'll make all pain lighter
Tonight, tonight
Track Name: Time Moves Slow (Bonus Track)
Time moves slow
I am the page in the book you'll never get to know
Time moves slow
I am the place in your sleep you'll never get to go

Will you wait for me?