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The Legend Of Chin
The Beautiful Letdown
Learning To Breathe
New Way To Be Human
The Legend Of Chin
Album Details

Songlist

  1. Bomb
  2. Chem 6A
  3. Underwater
  4. Edge Of My Seat
  5. Home
  6. Might Have Ben Hur
  7. Concrete Girl
  8. Life Love And Why
  9. You
  10. Ode To Chin
  11. Don't Be There

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Lyrics:
 
Bomb
With blankness staring
Back at me
And screaming from
The pages
I feel the fear of apathy
Gripping me pushing me
On top of everything
In the corner with a view
I turn off the fluorescent tubes
(chorus)
This is the bomb that I've
Been waiting for
Looking for
You finally lit the fuse
That's in my head
Yes, You finally lit the
Fuse that's in my head
With nothingness on
Top of me
And bleeding from
My folder
Only You can stop
The emptiness
Don't let it take me over
I've been sinking down
Further into nothing
I've been waiting long
Longer than for
Some things
 
Chem 6A
Nothing but a chemical
In my head
Nothing but laziness
I don't wanna read
The book
I'll watch the movie
'Cause it's not me
I'm just like everybody
Else my age
I think I'd rather
Play around
And I think I'd rather
Watch TV
'Cause I don't wanna face
My fears
I'll watch the movie
'Cause it's not me
I'm just like
Everybody else
(chorus)
Because I don't wanna
Be here
I don't wanna see
This now
It's all wrong but it's
All right
I don't wanna be here
I don't wanna study now
It's all wrong but it's
All right
I don't know what love is
And I don't know who I am
And if I ever want to
Find out
I'll watch the movie
'Cause it's not me
I'm just like everybody
Else my age
I don't wanna change
The world
And I don't wanna
Be someone
And I don't wanna write
The book
I'll make the movie
'Cause it's not me
I'm just like
Everybody else
Underwater
It's in her head
It's in her mind
She can't believe it
Can't believe she's
Running out of time
And any hold that she
Can find
Something to lean on
Everybody fails her half
The time
Nothing to be
She's already been
Plenty of time
Lights her candle six a.m.
Starting a new one
Every new one hits her
Just the same
Just like clockwork
She climbs down
Into her bottle
No one down there cares
To know her name
She's underwater
Nowhere now
Underwater upside down
The rising tide won't find
Her now
She's lost and found
Underwater
She's underwater
But she won't drown
She can't believe it
And every one she meets
Feels just the same
It takes all day to
Get to tonight
What makes the sunset
And what makes it go back
To where it came
She's underwater
Nowhere now
She's underwater
Upside down
The rising tide won't find
Her now
She's lost and found
Now she's upside down
Now she's six feet down
Underwater
 
The Edge Of My Seat
Nothing more
That there's nothing more
Nothing here's the same
It's all a dream
Life on a movie screen
And I'm sitting on the edge
Of my seat
I can't tell what happens
Next just what I've seen
Don't know what it means
But I'm holding on the
Edge of my seat
(chorus)
I can't forget your name
Forget your name
Yeah, I can't forget you
Now I know
I can't forget you girl
I promise
Sit back buckle in
And hold on tight
A roller coaster ride
And I'm holding on the
Edge of my seat
(chorus)
And I don't know for sure
'Cause I just landed on
Your shore
But I think you got
Nothing but another
Thing comin'
If you think there's
Nothing more
That there's nothing more
 
Home
It's a long way from
Miami to LA
It's a longer way from
Yesterday
To where I am today
It's a long way from my
Thoughts to what I'll say
It's a long, long way
From paradise
To where I am today
All that's in my head is in
Your hands
It's a long way from the
Moon up to the sun
It's a longer road
Ahead of me
The road that I've begun
Stop to think of all the
Time I've lost
Start to think of all the
Bridges that I've burned
That must be crossed
Over, over, over
Take me over
(chorus)
I've been poison
I've been rain
I've been fooled again
I've seen ashes
Shine like chrome
Someday I'll see home
Home, home
I can see the stars from way down here
But I can't fall asleep behind the wheel
It's a long way from the
Shadows in my cave
Up to Your reality to
Watch the sunlight
Taking over
Over
Taking over
Take me over
 
Might Have Ben Hur
Everything I know
Tells me she's everything
That I could hope for
Everything I know
Tells me I can't let her
Walk away
I took my time to find
The words
I hope she'd feel
The same
'Cause I want someone to
Share my smile
To share the pain
To be there when the sea
Turns gray
To share the joy
For better or worse
And I thought that it
Might have been her
Wonder if she knows
The way I saw her soul
Light up my life
Wonder if she knows
Of the pain I feel tonight
I took my time to find
The words
I hope she'd feel
The same
'Cause I want someone to
Share my smile
To share the pain
To be there when the sea
Turns gray
To share the joy
For better or worse
And I thought that it
Might have been her
Concrete Girl
Bleeding thoughts
Cracking boulder
Don't fall over
Fake your laughter
Burn the tear
Sing it louder,
Twist and shout
Way up here
We stand on shoulders
Growing colder
Laugh or cry
I won't mind
Sing it louder,
Twist and shout
Immovable shadows
Concrete girl
They'll rock your world
To nothing
And they're swimming
Around again, again
And they're swimming
Around the concrete girl
Catch your breath
Like four leaf clover
Hand it over
Scream to no one
Take your time
Sing it louder,
Twist and shout
Nothing to run from
Is worse than something
And all your fears
Of nothing
And they're swimming
Around again, again
And they're swimming
Around the concrete girl
Concrete girl don't
Fall down
In this broken world
Around you
Concrete girl don't
Fall down
Don't fall down
My concrete girl
Don't stop thinking
Don't stop feeling
One step away
From where we were
And one step back
To nothing
And we're standing on top
Of our hopes and fears
And we're fighting
For words
Now concrete girl
And we're swimming
Around again, again
And we're swimming
Around now
Concrete girl
 
Life And Love And Why
Life and love and why
Child, adult, then die
All of your hoping and
All of your searching
For what
Ask me for what am I
Living or what gives
Me strength
That I'm willing to die for
Take away from me
This monstrosity
'Cause my futile thinking's
Not gonna solve
Nothing tonight
Ask me for what am I
Living or what gives
Me strength
That I'm willing to die for
Could it be this
Could this be bliss
Could it be all that I
Ever had missed
Could it be true
Can life be new
And can I be used
Can I be used
Give me a reason for life
And for death
And a reason for
Drowning while I hold
My breath
Something to laugh at a
Reason to cry
With everyone hopeless
And hoping for something
To hope for
Yeah, with something
To hope for
Could it be true
Can life be new
Could it be all that I am
Is in You
Could it be this
Could it be bliss
Can it be You
Can it be You
 
You
There's always something
In the way
There's always something
Getting through
But it's not me
It's You
Sometimes ignorance
Rings true
But hope is not in
What I know
Not in me
It's in You
It's all I know
I find peace when
I'm confused
I find hope when I'm let down
Not in me
But in You
I hope to lose myself
For good
I hope to find it in the end
Not in me
It's You
It's all I know
 
Ode To Chin
What's your direction
Tell me what's wrong
Tell me what's right
What's your direction
Think about somebody
Else for the night
Life's more than girls
God's more than words
You're more than this
So what's your direction
And where are you now
(chorus)
Grow, grow where you are
Anchor your roots
Underneath
"Doubt your doubts
And believe your beliefs"
What's your direction
What matters most is what
You do now
What's your direction
All that you've been makes
Who you are now
'Cause I've been ashamed
I've been a fool you know
I've backed down
When I lose direction
I pray to be found
 
Don't Be There
Don't be there
'Cause I'm on my way
And I'm already
Gone over
And I'm on my way
(chorus)
And I can't recall myself
How I went down
Did I get shot or
Shoot myself
I'm down here
And you're way up there
But that doesn't
Hurt badly
But it stings right here
And I won't pretend there's
Nothing there
You be around and
I'll be square
Don't be alarmed if
I'm not there
You be around and
I'll be square
If you're a rose
Then I'm the thorn
That's in your side
And does it
Hurt badly
'Cause it burns right here
(chorus)
I'd like to say hello
I'd like to say I care
I'd like to let you know
That nothing here's the
Same with me
Nothing here's the same
(chorus)
Don't be around
Don't be there
 
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Song Explanations:
 
Chem6a
I wrote this satirical song in the first semester of my freshman year in college. I was studying for a class called "Chem6a" when I decided to take a break. Picking up my acoustic guitar, I noodled around on the fretboard and pondered my apathetic disposition. A couple of minutes later, I had a song. I know how easy lethargy can creep into anyone's life. However, as a Christian, I believe that every day is a gift from God and that our time on earth is not to be taken lightly. Chem6a attempts to reveal the absurdities in our modern, indifferent culture. All too often, I find that my generation does not care about living life to the fullest. We sit in our living rooms and let the world go by without us, living vicariously through TV and movies. Chem6a is a satirical response to this apathy that dominates modern culture.

 

Underwater

Life is so short. Everyone is running out of time. Who can be trusted? We are all so human and fail each other so often. Every new day we face the same old problems; every new day hits us just the same. The girl in Underwater faces the dilemma of modern humanity. There's nothing to be in a world where nothing really matters. And besides she's tried so hard plenty of times. Without Christ as our foundation, we are thrown by waves of despair, swimming in a sea of hopelessness. She climbs down into the bottle, looking to drown her desperation in alcohol. She hides from the reality of life underwater, where she can forget about her burning needs. Underwater is a place to hide from the world. As Christians, we seek to be found in Christ, living in his love and truth. Sometimes however, we find ourselves seeking our fulfillment elsewhere: in relationship, in our jobs or even in acting out religion. Apart from Christ's foundation, we are living in fake reality, lukewarm and directionless, upside down.

 

Edge Of My Seat

Love can do crazy things. Love spins our head, and suddenly the world is fresh and exciting: ‘life on the movie screen.' I'm so glad God created us with the capability for friendship with Him and others. I'm thankful for all the incredible components of life-like sunsets, a smile, falling in love. I wrote this song when the world around me was bigger than life and I was excited to see what happened next. I was sitting on the Edge of My Seat.

Home

I wrote Home this summer, sobering up to a bitter realization of my faults. Plato's cave analogy is appropriate. He describes prisoners who have seen only the shadows on the wall of a cave for their entire lives. For them, these shadows are the lonely reality that they know. I am often my own prisoner, chaining myself to my flawed behavior by rationalizing my selfish actions. This song was written at a time when I was very broken, not entirely wanting to wake up and face the truth. But I have my hope, I know that someday I will see heaven. At times like these, I have a million thoughts running through my mind: feelings of regret, doubt and failure. It's so comforting to know that ‘all that is in my head is in God's hands.

ConcreteGirl

Here at the University of California San Diego, concrete reigns supreme. I love my school and wouldn't go anywhere else, but the contemporary buildings here are noticeably different from the stately facades of the Ivy League schools. The sterile modernity here is cold and impersonal, the concrete corners immovable and severe. College is general can be like that. One moves away from the warmth of family and find the world to be much colder environment. These are harsh conditions to be surrounded by when one is facing the meaning of life ahead on. The concrete world around is can dull our joy and drain our happiness, turning us into stone statues like the White Witch (in CS Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe). "The Concrete Girl" was written about a dear friend of mine who stood upon the brink of a world of doubt exhausted and dejected. With doubts and fears swimming around in her head, she had learned to fake her smile and go on with life. One night we got to talking at the top of the concrete world of UCSD. So we stood up there talking about our hopes and fears. And I prayed that she wouldn't stop thinking and that she wouldn't fall down. And she hasn't.

 

Don't Be There

I find that poetry and music are especially effective mediums in which to convey my feelings. Poetic devices can give us the eyes and heart of another, submerging us in the ocean of a foreign experience. In a song we can travel to far-away lands, catch our breath on the highest peak and feel our way across the forest floor. Music and poetry can act as jet engines for our emotions; I love these arts for the journey on which they take us. “Don’t Be There” is a song which began with an emotion and an acoustic guitar. I think that these two elements remained intact in this song. Obviously, the acoustic guitar is a prominent feature, but the melancholy mood that I was in when I picked up the guitar that day is evident was well. “Don’t Be There” was inspired by a bittersweet period in my life when I was growing further apart from a dear friend of mine. I will always treasure our friendship; I will never forget the beautiful memories. Yet, youth can be synonymous with change as we begin to learn and discover and experience life more and more. My friend and I had changed since we met, and our distance hurt both of us. “Don’t Be There” is built around the conflicting desires that I had concerning this friendship”

 

Song Explanations by Jon Foreman

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