Highway Lines

by Dustin Christensen

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released 07 October 2011

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Track Name: If I Know Anything
Your love, is mile long and canyon wide
What I add and cant divide
What I’m needing when I cry
But you’re gone long gone

My heart is thrown away and filled with doubt
I can’t find my own way out
I could use you here right now

And the world just spins around I want to turn back
She’s in my veins

And I’ve got one chance to reach you now
Lay my heart on the line watch it swell up and turn around
To see it all come crashing down
If I know anything
I know that I can’t let her go

Your words, they hide the weight inside your eyes
Hide the hurt you feel inside
I can see it every time
And “I don’t know” is all you say anymore

Every trip down throws me back to where I cannot survive
With her not around
Track Name: Carolina
A Suitcase, alone, I pack my world up
Crying on a train from Alabama
I realized the ghost of us came undone
Everything I tried to say never came out

And it’s a hard way to lead this life
You can only pray to god that you’ll survive
Cos there ain’t another way of going back
You know you think about her now

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But if I leave you tonight, will it all seem right?
Or will if all come alive when the war calms down?
Beneath these city lights, we change, you and I
Just say you love me, I love you Carolina

In an automatic world we fake emotions
And I tried to mend the things that we left broken
If I could find the words to fill the holes I stepped in
Than at least you’d know I’m trying

But if you leave me tonight, will it all seem right?
Or will it all come alive. When the walls fall down?
Beneath these city lights, has it all been a lie?
Just say you love me, I love you Carolina

Beneath this sinking sky, when the vultures arrive
And if I’m still alive, when the sun goes down
To see your pretty eyes, would they open wide?
And say you love me? I love you Carolina
Track Name: Fix Me Up
Heaven, I tell you I’ve heard about it
But I’ve been here so long I’ll never find it
Freedom, is something I’ve never had
And these chains you left me know are sure to bind me

Don’t tell me its wrong to hurt
Cos I’ve been hurt before
Don’t tell me its wrong to say goodbye
Just take my hand

And fix me now

A woman, is something I want to find
With her eyes that sparkle like a band of gold
And she’ll know, she’s something I could never live without
And she’ll save me from this worn and winding road

Pain, can tell you “you need someone”
To make you strong and wise
A calm, to settle the wildest storm
And take my hand and hold it tight
Track Name: Even Now
I see the highway lines
I hear the warning signs
It’s a long way down even now

I never could bend steel
Or change anything not real
Into something good, but I can fail

Oh feet don’t fail me now
As long as I can lean on something right

If I could leave a light on
Days would be all right
It’ll all be erased, on the morning when she comes
I’ve been alone
There have been things I’ve been leaving out
Maybe things that I can’t leave alone even now

So here’s where the letters end
Just tell me it’s all pretend
When your friends find love and you don’t

You see all the colors bleed to black
And you’re finally keeping track
Of what went wrong
Track Name: Like A Rose
When the bus comes down
I'll be leaving you now
There's a note I left
I hope you read it out loud

Cos It's not your fault
That I’ve got to get back
And I can't go on
And I tried to unpack

Don't cry
Faith like a rose
You can revive
Pictures and words
Like the poems that I'd misspell now

Cos it's alright
it's alright

Loves a painted shrine
On a bedroom wall
And we're the part that shines
But we're bound to wash off

It's where the bullets fly
And you're left for dead
When the well runs dry
Life's a book you read

Don't cry
Face like a rose
You can rewind
I'm here when you go
And you don't have to save me now

Cos it's alright
It's alright
Track Name: Lights
You were Young, Sweeping flowers
In your favorite heels, you'd spin like a ferris wheel
And your heart beat to balance
All your friends had stole, drowning in alcohol

And the cops found you laying by the truck
And the doctors say you're never waking up

But I still feel you like a honeymoon of lights
Every way it aches I'm finding you were right
And I can hear you like a ghost when you're around
Where do we run to now to figure it out?

Always saw you having babies
See them growing old, playing in backyards
And I can hear your mother praying
In the other room, praying for me and you

I could never find the words to make it right
All the things I never said still keep me up at night

And it gets cold, fighting back the storms
Tearing out my soul, like a long goodbye
When the words don't make it out
And apart from all this doubt I know you're home
Track Name: Let It Be Real
There’s a long black road I travel every night
It’s a conversation I have to have
It’s her ocean blue eyes and the way that she smiles
And it tangles my insides like webs

Trying to find peace as November leafs fall down
I steady my soul and reach for the stars that shine me out

So don’t let me fall asleep
Don’t let me I’m on my knees
Don’t let me realize
That I’ve been a fool lying in bed
That I’ve been mistaken I misread
Just let it be real

I send flowers, but never sign my name
And I could swear “I’m Alive” when I’m inside a dream
Where she can color my skies from grey
And she can burn like a fire, that’s gone inside of me

Trying to find peace in water so deep I drown
Her grace fills my soul like sand I can’t hold its slipping out

Cos I could find her in a crowd of never ending faces
She’s the moment all my emptiness, my pain erases
Like a silence on my fears, and I keep holding back the tears
When I wake up, to find that everything just stays the same
Track Name: Broken Circus
March is burning down
27 years and the tears are creeping out
I’d melt outside your door
If I knew who you were
Honey I’m a lost cause

When you can’t find your prize it’s complicated
All dressed up like lights without parades

Oh I’m so shook up
Let me breathe and get me out
Of this broken circus I’m in

All your friends are moving like the highway trucks
You’re on the plow praying for some good luck
And time won’t seem to ring the bell
And you’re cold n’ tired
Worn out like a baseball mitt

When you’re up on this wire is hard to balance
All you want is time and it’s hard to save

And it’s a long way down
You’ll get back home
It’s a long way down

Man I’m so shook up
Set me free and get me out
Of this broken circus I’m in
Track Name: Where Does The Time Go?
White walls, hospital bed
I feel numb, hold my hand

Where does the time go?
Where does the time go?
Where does the time go anyhow?

Cos I still smell the air
The flowers in her hair
Nights in Lakeview park
And the sound of beating hearts

But where does the time go?
Where does the time go?
Where does the time go anyhow?

And so I race, against the clock
That’s ticking in my veins
I wait for something more
And so I pray, for this to stop
Lord tell me I’m ok
If I’m not, lead me on

But tell me where does the time go?
Where does the time go?
Where does the time go anyhow?
Track Name: Long Way Back
Draw me a map
And I will lay down like you wanted
This house and hall still haunts...me
I'm the rain that floods the cracks

You're never wrong
And I've got swollen eyes to show it
Grace but you'd never know it
Cos it's pain when you react

And I just had to come back one last time to see it.
Settle one more round to choke this sound that I ain't something pretty
Maybe you can't change the broken bones that line your soul with pity
But maybe this time you'll look harder at the facts, cause it's a long way back

This ain't that town
Cos I see cleaner streets to walk on
My old high school's long gone
Left it burning to the ground

And I won’t let my little girl
Grow up the ways I swore I'd change
These faded main street signs remind me nothing stays the same
Maybe Time can teach you love and
Maybe time can teach you faith
Maybe this time you'll look harder at the facts
Cos it’s a long way back
Track Name: Old House
So take me home tonight
Tell me I’m all right
Tell me this picture frames got you now

You were my hand’s glove
How I learned how to love
Tell me I ain’t got it all figured out

Farwell my old house
Farewell my old life
Tell me I’m simpler
Alone without you now

So long my sad eyes
Don’t say its goodbye
Guide when I can’t see
I won’t let you down

Here lies all my friends I’ve known
All my dreams just scatter in the air

Farwell my old house
Farewell my old life
Tell me I’m simpler
I know I am now

Lord let this hurt pass
Cos I don’t know how to act
And it feels like I’m already gone from you know
So long now
Track Name: Space
If love is lucky help my hands push
Because my life lives on under this big old rock
I’ve been broken ever since the car crash
And I never had someone to call my own

We used to sing in chapels in the daylight
We used to laugh like kids under the stars

So how do I know right now if heaven sent you down?
How do I go about to make it all right now?
When all the reasons fight the words
And all I want to do is make it right
But I need space now

You said you were wrong, but I waited for your phone calls
And all the notes I kept like clocks that keep the time we lost
And I made decisions, prayed with all my heart
But I could never find a story line that we were both on

We used to sing in chapels in the daylight
We used to laugh at pictures in the halls

And my mind says it’s all gone, but my mind keeps dragging you on

So how do I know right now if heaven sent you down?
How do I go about to make it all right now?
When all the reasons fight the words
And all we want to do is make it right
But I need Space Now