The Reintroduction Of Nick Flora

by Nick Flora

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1.
This is the reconstruction This is the 2.0 This is the introduction of things that we thought we'd know by now Ooohh This is the fight we started The one that we just can't quit This is the spark ignited The love that we just can't hold in Ooohh… Chorus: It's easier to just do as you're told Don't question it and let it go But I'm tired of spitting out words from someone else's mouth We gotta find it on our own Verse 2: Tired of the indecision The lies that we tell ourselves The waiting to get permission To stop being someone else To be ourselves Here's to the hopeless cynics Here's to the wasted years Here's to the re-beginning That drives us beyond our fear But I’m still here I want to love and not hold back
2.
I’ve got a knack for saying the wrong thing and a mouth that won't stop backin' it up I've got a mind that's defined by being right all the time and I love it I've got a soul that loves to be tortured and an ego that needs to be stroked I’ve got a wandering eye and a strong appetite and a part of me that you'll never know I'm hard man to love Like a spy I'm a slave to my secrets Like a child I want it all to be fun One minute I'm in it then I won't let you finish you sentences, til you decide that you've had enough I’m a hard man to love Take it or leave it Don't make me repeat it Don't make me repeat it! that I'm a hard man to love
3.
I can still see your face standing outside at the fall parade singing along with the band as they passed Honey it may sound strange but that's when I knew I was falling in a love that was too good to last But we got caught in a lie I could tell by the look in your daddy's eyes that wedding bells would not be far behind We were just hometown kids who found ourselves in the thick of it and didn't stand a chance to survive (Chorus) Where would we find a love that will take the time to turn into something real? Where can we go to make it feel like years ago and when did our love go cold? I hope that you are happy I hope that I am too California's good and jobs are plenty I hear our boy is growing and that he looks a lot like me My sister says she sees you now and then
4.
Lost At Sea 03:45
I've been a fool for most my life joined the service to keep me in line I lost my Evelyn, married a submarine Ten thousand leagues, three months at a time We rose to the surface for days off down under Boys on the town with the world on our shoulders War was the word none of us dared to speak It felt good to be Lost at sea Alone, the sun woke me a quarter past noon Face caked with sand and one sopping shoe I stumbled ‘round Sydney and into the embassy I gave them my name, they gave me the news All my friend’s secrets and all of my clothes Were buried alive 90 miles off the coast I was too drunk to hear when the call crashed the party and suddenly we were lost at sea They flew me back home where I stared at my face on the front of the paper One lone survivor of reckless behavior They made me the hero they needed to see But I'll always be lost at sea
5.
I was shown how to love at an early age I was given attention and time And if I needed help I looked for someone else and never learned to do it by myself I was taught to fear what I did not know But to trust a God I could not see To look high to heaven and fear the fires of hell but never to trust myself Chorus: Nobody gets out clean No such thing as a great escape There's struggle in everything There's no finding another way Walk a mile on the other side and then you'll finally see That nobody gets out clean There's a part of me that still feels thirteen And watching my brother fall away and I would take his place As the golden boy, still so young but the heart of the good son still beats inside of me and he's scared to make mistakes Nobody gets out clean No such thing as a getaway There's struggle in everything There's no finding another way Walk a mile on the other side and then you'll finally see That nobody gets out clean Wherever we hide it we are united by the feeling that we're alone but we're not alone, we're not alone There’s no such thing as a getaway There's no finding another way It's easier to place the blame on someone else, someone else But know it's not enough we've gotta let ourselves love and let go
6.
Love is a fire Love is a train That you can’t extinguish And you cannot tame There’s no use in fighting it or standing in the way Love is a young man’s game When I was younger my heart was on my sleeve Like a red badge of courage exposing underneath And though it got broken it never seemed to fade That’s why love is a young man’s game Not long ago I was getting stronger Not long ago the days seemed so long And now I find it’s just easier to stay here Easier than finding another way Because love is a young man’s game The older I get the less I seem to understand I placed all my bets on whether I can love again On whether I can love again Love is a fire that burned me up so bright Love is a train car that’s rusted shut up tight And I’m just an old man who’s forgotten how to change So love became a young man’s game
7.
I'm happy that you're happy and found somebody who seems to understand your complicated ways I'm glad that he's a strong man which darlin I felt firsthand when he pressed his gun up against my face If you loved me for my money there are easier ways, honey you could've asked, I've never had a cold heart Next time pencil in to your nearly perfect plan that I have ears all over town and some of those ears found you out So take this as a lesson learned when love is hot it tends to burn And sometimes things are not what they seem But I'm happy you were happy love at least temporarily I just wish you could've been happy here with me
8.
Honey don't hide Tell me all that you know It's hard as it is to go it alone We're getting older so they tell me Ain't no reason to kick and scream I know it's tough when you get what you want But it's not what you need so it's never enough Forward motion is all that counts so keep your head up and work it out I've been in a sea of heartbreak I've been lost on the side of the road I've been lying in a bed of mistakes It takes time to see the ways we went wrong Don't be so hard, we haven't known ourselves that long You're not alone, darlin We're all trying, we're all fighting To make it home, and the river's rising Doubting what we know We can't make it on our own (keep fighting keep going) You’ll be drowning in a sea of heartbreak (keep loving keep hoping) You’ll be lost on the side of the road (keep fighting keep going) You’ll be lying in a bed of mistakes (keep loving keep hoping) Just know that you’re not alone We all need to know that we’re not alone We can’t make it on our own
9.
I’ve got love inside my heart That I wish you could see I’ve got a longing in every part That will not let me be And though it seems that everything is just fine Underneath what you can’t see I’m dying just to make it out alive When we were young we would talk About the things we wished to be The movie star the astronaut they all got lost somewhere between And though it seems that everything worked out fine Underneath consistency I’m dying just to make it out alive I spend my time memorizing my lines Counting all my nickels and my dimes I try my best but I lose it every time Just to make it out alive
10.
You said this was a bad idea Never stopped me before Found myself in an old Chevelle With my pedal pressed to the floor I’m on my way to Reno Gonna win a million tall But any man who’s got you Is the luckiest man of all You said this was a bad idea Guess who proved you wrong? Sitting on a stack of money, honey And I thought I outta let you know That I’m living large in Reno Yeah, your man’s a million tall Any man with cash and you baby Is the luckiest man of all You said this was a bad idea You got a habit of being right You said that I should’ve come home in the morning But instead I stayed out all night Lost a million bucks in Reno And when I get home you’ll be gone And the next poor fool that finds you Will be the luckiest man of all
11.
Heartbeat finally We’ve broken through You’ll find in this life It’s all on you Everybody asked about you So hold strong to your heart And listen close For so long the hard part Has run it’s course Now everybody asks about you Everybody asks about you They’re telling lies, so Don’t believe it You’ve got greatness in you, boy And I have seen it So just hold on
12.
Good Enough 04:01
I want to love and not hold back To feel like I know you, and make it last To feel like I know where you're coming from And where you're going Every time that we find love It's like we can't be bothered turn it up I can feel your heart and every beat as it pulls the love right out of me Chorus: Good enough is never good enough you gotta give all you got or walk away I know that it's hard, dear to open up There's a fear inside that you aren't enough Some you win and some you choose just not to try and then you lose If it's a clean break you're looking for, you'll never find it (Chorus) I want to love and not hold back

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released July 2, 2013

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