The Reintroduction Of Nick Flora

by Nick Flora

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released July 2, 2013



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Track Name: The Reintroduction
This is the reconstruction
This is the 2.0
This is the introduction
of things that we thought we'd know by now

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

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
Track Name: Hard Man To Love
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
Track Name: Part 1: Hometown Kids
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

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
Track Name: Lost At Sea
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
Track Name: Nobody Gets Out Clean
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

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
Track Name: Young Man's Game
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
Track Name: Part 2: Happy You're Happy
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
Track Name: Kick & Scream
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
Track Name: Make It Out Alive
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
Track Name: Part 3: Luckiest Man Of All
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
Track Name: Everybody Asked About You
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
Track Name: Good Enough
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

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


I want to love and not hold back