Lyrics from "The Homebrewed Collection" (released in 2008)


Second Glance (lyrics by Jon Leyba)

Hey there girl, it's sure been a while

I'm a bit older now, and I've changed my style

Words can't say just how you look tonight

I'd sure like to try, but it would take a few years to get it right

 

So just take a little bit of time

And put that pretty face in front of mine

We could talk on and on all about

The things that make you happy and the things that make you shout

Tell me everything, don't leave out one bit

If it's coming from those lips then I'll surely want to hear it

It's not likely but still I have to try

Try to make you take a second glance

 

I know you may not think I'm your type

But just spend a little time, and I know you'll find something you like

I've been talking myself out of talking to you but I don't want to do that no more

So don't be surprised, baby, when I knock on your door

 

I've been lonely as of late, so

I don't want to hesitate

Don't worry baby, we'll take it slow

I just want a chance to show you

How I can give you all that you want, so

Come on, girl, and give me shot

If you don't want me, well that's okay

I didn't ask if you're single anyway

I should've thought of that before

 

So now baby, it's just me and you

You got no idea the kind of agony that you've put me through

Since the last time we met, I wish that I could get a chance to change all the things I said

But the words come too slow, so I just gotta go home and write you a song instead

 


Nothing In This World (lyrics by Mark Leyba)

The picture blurs and it seems to break up

Any minute now I'm hoping to wake up

But it's all real cuz I can't even sleep a wink

Driving hard, there's no way I can make up

I'm just looking for a cross I can take up

This burden can't be just yours alone, I think

 

There is nothing in this world for me, without you

There is nothing in this world for me, without you

 

Being strong even though I'm broken

You know it hurts but I'm just hoping

That all the others can make it through this time

Being brave, my focus is on others

On my sisters my mother and my brothers

Maybe there's a time to cry for yourself

 

There is nothing in this world for me, without you

There is nothing in this world for me, without you

 


So Long (lyrics by Jeremy Waide)

Lately I been thinking 'bout a change

Seems like more things stay the same, and I don't even care

Just a million answers without a gain

Sometimes life is beautiful, but how I can't explain

Now I feel like adding up the ways in which I try

To see it all for what it is, and why I can't deny

 

It's all, it's everything I need to know now

You can try anything, and see it fall down

Just don't do what they say, cuz that's where I went wrong

So long

 

Here we are and saddled with the pain

Looking for an easy way to make it all that far

Finding out that fast just don't mean free

But seeing how I lost my place, the hardest part's to come

Now I know that everything is part of who we are

To come apart and hang it up is just a wasted scar

 

It's all, it's everything I need to know now

You can try anything, and see it fall down

Just don't do what they say, cuz that's where I went wrong

So long

 

Now I wait for another day

To come and take these words away

To start a fire within my broken heart

So long

 

It's all, it's everything I need to know now

You can try anything, and see it fall down

Just don't do what they say, cuz that's where I went wrong

So long

So long

 


Sweet Madeline (lyrics by Mark Leyba)

Gray skies blanket my morning

I can't get out of bed today

The weight of the world on my shoulders

It feels like these four walls are closing in

 

But I'm trying to be okay for you

In your sweet face I can see my goal

Wasting time, oh I'm wasting away

Sometimes I feel like I've lost all control

 

Oh my sweet Madeline

Reminds me where I'm supposed to go

Oh my sweet Madeline

Helps me find my way home

 

They tell me that these pills will cure me

That I won't feel this way anymore

No more beer, no more coffee

But I guess my addictions help me hold on

 

But I'm trying to be okay for you

Oh beautiful angel help me hold on

My time is slipping, oh it's slipping slowly away

Help me grab hold before it's too late

 

Oh my sweet Madeline

Reminds me where I'm supposed to go

Oh my sweet Madeline

Helps me find my way home

 


All These Days (lyrics by Mark Leyba)

I guess I better take some time for myself

Just to get to know me

I guess I've just been fooling myself all this time

I thought I was somebody

No matter what I try to see in my eyes

I just can't be that guy

No matter how hard I try and try

I find myself slipping

 

All these days fly by

And still I try

All these days fly by

And still I try

All these days fly by

And I still don't know who I am

 

All my imperfections shining through

Staining my soul

Tremendous things that I'm working through

Are not showing true

Just biding my time while this world flies by and by and by and by

Why am I grounded when time flies

 


Melt Away (lyrics by Jon Leyba)

Now that the rain is pouring down

Why won't the water still run down my face

It falls right through me

Now that storm has come and gone

Why won't the sun come out and warm this place

The cold will consume me

 

But it's hard to see

The lines in-between

But you know that I'll feel defeated

If the walls don't melt away again

 

Stuck out in the rain

But the sun sure can't complain

Cuz you know it wants to hide away, hide away from you

This flood's gonna take me down, take me down

Gonna make me face the ground, and taste the ground

Till I know to look around and drown the sound that found me

 

Time keeps dragging on

Showing things that belong

But you know they're gonna melt away

It's getting better every day

Getting worse in the same damn way

Because you know we're gonna melt away

When I'm shown my fate

I hope I smile and wait

Cuz you know I'm gonna melt away

So just hold close to me

Cuz that's where I'm gonna be

When I melt away

 


Next Year (lyrics by Mark Leyba)

I can't help but whisper

When you come around

The feeling that there's something

Was lost but now is found

I can't help but wondering

Where on earth I'd be

Cuz right here is everything that I

That I want it to be

 

I can't help but listening

To every single word you say

The sound of your voice speaking

When you whisper my name

Every night spent dreaming

Of every single thing we'll do

I could love forever

If I could spend it with you

 

So this time next year

I don't want to feel like I missed anything

When I look back on the day

I don't want to say that I was M.I.A.

So maybe if you hold my hand right here

 

Maybe I could walk right

Maybe I could talk right

Maybe I could look right

In your eyes

Maybe I could sing life

Maybe I could see strife

If only I could live life now

Maybe I could see you

All the things that I do

Little things they hurt too, I know

Maybe I should

Maybe I could

Maybe I would do

But maybe I can't

What if I can't

What to do I do

 

I can't help but whisper

When you come around

The feeling that there's something

Was lost but now is found

 


Good Morning Love (lyrics by Jon Leyba)

Good morning, Love, I'm running late

You still pretend to sleep through the racket that I make

I always wake you before I go

Cuz I am still in love and I had to let you know

 

We go to work to pay the bills

Gotta buy new clothes and shoes, the groceries and my pills

On special days we meet for lunch

Cuz spending the day alone is sometimes just too much

 

The days keep changing

It's getting colder now

She's warm and she's waiting

I'm heading home right now

 

Coming home, time to unwind

We turn the TV on and pour a glass of wine

You cook the food, I'll wash the pans

Playing house with you is the best time that I've had

 

It's getting late now, time for bed

You drag me in or I'll sleep on the couch instead

I hold you close with my eyes closed

Cuz I am still in love and I had to let you know

 


Hypocritical (lyrics by Mark Leyba)

Hypocritical, that's how I feel

When I forget to do, when I say I'm through

I lose my faith in you

I can't see to tie my shoes

To leave the ruins of the past I left behind

 

I just sit and I silently accept my doom

I am alone now

There was a god in me

But I have silenced him on his throne

 

Where is my faith

Why can't I see

Why when I stand up for you, do I fall down on my knees

I am not strong

 

Typical, all this weak-knee mind behavior

Never pushing forward, never running towards the goal

Why am I so slow

Never leave the path, go further

Never fighting traffic, always going with the flow

 


Across the Ocean (lyrics by Jon Leyba)

I look out of place just strolling down Venice Beach

The wind's blowing cold, the water's freezing up my feet

The sun's going down, but for you it just might stay

I'm closer now, but you're still half a world away

 

I went straight to the coast and took off my shoes

I ran to the water and looked across the ocean for you

 

I'm behind the wheel, Hollywood is my next town

Like any place else, the closest dive is where I'm found

I'm drinking with friends, I guess that's just what I do best

They're asking 'bout you, it's just making me depressed

 

I wish I didn't have all this work to do

So I could get up tomorrow and look across the ocean for you

 

All those times when I'm alone and

You don't call me on the phone

I wish you were around

And all those times when we're apart

It feels like my little heart is breaking down

Before you took off again, I hope you remembered when I said

Your love better reach no less than Melbourne to Los Angeles

 

I'm tired and bored, doing puzzles on an empty plane

Didn't sleep again, the clouds are floating through my brain

I'm thinking of you, wondering if you're having fun

The next time you leave, you better call me more than once

 

I'm gonna go home and sleep all afternoon

Hit the beach in my dreams so I can

Look across the ocean for you

 


Can't Wait (lyrics by Jon Leyba)

If I stare at you will I know all the things you need

Virtue may redeem

But it won't change the deed

 

And so I wait

I can't act now, there's too much at stake

I don't want to wait

I don't want to wait for the strings to break

 

Now I know why I wait

Cuz I'm afraid of what may be

Now I see why I'm not whole

Neglect will follow me

There's something out there that I won't find

The only hope is to survive

No need to wait anymore

Can't wait to be alive

 

A stream of thoughts gives birth to fear

Can't help but to expect the worst

Pretend I am predicting fate

But fate would have to find me first

 

Went by so fast

Don't expect these things to last

Don't wait for me

There's no regret if you refuse to see

All the things you've lost

Is it worth the cost

 


Missing You (lyrics by Mark Leyba)

It's 9 o'clock on a Monday night

I'm sitting here and something ain't right

Cuz I'm missing you

Baby I'm missing you

 

It's only been a few days since you've been gone

But in my mind that's still far too long

And I'm missing you

Baby I'm missing you

 

Yeah I'm missing you

I'm all alone

Sitting here wondering when you will come home

I'm having trouble just trying to sleep at night

All I can think about is that look in your eyes

Your hair, your skin, even you clothes

The smell of you when you're oh so close

Baby I'm missing you

 

Well I guess I've been drinking a little more than I should

But baby with you gone, nothing seems good

And I'm missing you

Baby I'm missing you

 

I don't know just how far away you've gone

How could you just pack up and move on

And I'm missing you

Baby I'm missing you

 

Baby come back home

 


Little Things (lyrics by Jon Leyba)

I'm just thinking 'bout the days

And how they never seem to stay

What if one decided not to go

Then there would be no word for tomorrow

Why do we need that word anyway

When tomorrow comes we just call it today

But today will never be tomorrow

There's always one more day to go

 

I'm just thinking 'bout the words

And what we'd do if there were no verbs

We could not do all the things we do

How would we sit or stand or move

Would all the nouns just cease to be

But with no verbs they can't cease yet they surely can't be

How would I eat, how would I drink

I wouldn't know cuz I couldn't think

 

All these things I don't know

What've I got to show

I think about the world but it brings me down so low

And then I start to feel

Like I don't care what's real

The real world is such a vice

Imagination gives it spice

It's a spiritual device

So when you think about all the little things

Don't let the world tell you what is right

 

I'm just thinking 'bout my eyes

And why they should ever look surprised

Were they surprised that they could see

Or did my ears perk up, and my eyes just tend to agree

Haven't they seen this all before

So what's the big deal to see it all once more

Maybe they're just fooling themselves

Pretend they belong to someone else

 


Don't Believe In Love (lyrics by Jon Leyba)

It doesn't seem too logical

For you to leave when you want it all

You're always so confused

Won't decide what you want to do

But now you're sad, a contagious trait

You could change your mind, but it's too late

Now you're gonna have to wait

 

Well it's a shame it won't turn out as we'd expect

But I'm still here so it's obvious I've got no self-respect

I would give, and you would take

It's no surprise this deal will break

I don't believe in love anymore

 

I push, and you would pull

That hardly seems reciprocal

But still you run away

From all the promises of yesterday

But keep it up, and soon you'll find

That loneliness comes close behind

The lies you tell me all the time

 

Well it's a shame it won't turn out like you thought

But now you know here in the real world you don't get everything you want

You ignore, and I do not

This isn't worth another shot

I don't believe in love anymore

 

When you leave don't call me up and tell me you went about this all wrong

And when you go don't come back cuz you left me for your home, left me all alone

And when you dream about me I hope you feel sad that you treated me so bad

I was nice, and you were mean

Your selfishness is all I've seen

I don't believe in love anymore

 

Well it's a shame it won't turn out like you planned

For the sake of all that's good please tell the truth to the next man

I would give, and you would take

It's no surprise this deal will break

I don't believe in love anymore