Let Go of the Reign

You ever meet those people
When you’re growing up
You’re just trying prove that
Who you are is good enough

Always fighting so hard
Trying to play by their rules
Doing what you can
So you dont look like a fool

But we need to quit fighting so hard
just to play their game
cause life’s so much better when
You let go of the reign

Why must we always change
Be something that were not
just to end up lost in the crowd
another one forgot

Cause when you change yourself
Just to fit into their game
You end up losing everything
just to become one so plain

So we need to quit fighting so hard
just to play their game
cause life’s so much better when
You let go of the reign

Life’s so much better
When you stop trying to fit in
Cause conformity is a game that
No one ever wins

It’s always best to stand out
instead of changing who you are
so don’t you ever let anyone
Change what your living for

So we need to quit fighting so hard
just to play their game
cause life’s so much better when
You let go of the reign

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Time to Change the Rules

Inspired by tragedies such as Las Vegas and Pulse shootings, and LA, Texas, and Florida hurricanes!

This world’s beginning to feel less like home
Like we’re living in our own version of hell
So much pain and so much destruction
That is making us all feel so unwell

How many more lives must be taken
Why must life get so real
How many fates must be stripped
Till we find a way to heal

It’s time to change the game we’re playing
It’s time to change the rules we obey
Cause no one comes out a winner
In this game of life we play

So let’s throw out the rulebook
Let’s try to start anew
So many ways it could be better
If we only changed the things we thought we knew

Here’s to a better future
After we wipe the slate clean
Hope we some how find the cure
After we change our old routine

Listen to Her

So many times when youre a kid
When youre trying to figure out right or wrong
As you are going through your days
Just trying to find a place where you belong

You might run home from a day at school
With a question on your mind
And your mom will sit down to talk with you
And answer the question you have inside

You’ve gotta listen to her
Cause what she says is true
No one loves you better
No one better then you

Then when you get alittle older
But barely out your teens
You might meet the one for you
And you wonder what true love means

So you make your way back to your mother
Cause she always has your best at heart
So you sit back down to talk with her
Waiting for her knowledge shes gonna impart

You’ve gotta listen to her
Cause what she says is true
No one loves you better
No one better then you

Now years have gone by so fast
You’ve listened to every word she said
But life’s took a turn for the worst
And shes lying in some hospital bed

So many memories that you’ve made
Yet life has gotten too real
But she leans in to tell you
About how she really feels

Now you’ve gotta listen to her
Cause what she says is true
No one loves you better
No one better then you

Just listen to her….

Just listen to her…

Stop and Smell the Roses

If i were to take my last breath
If it were my last day on this earth
I’d wanna make sure that i lived
and that i’d feel like it was worth it

We take so much we have for granted
So many sweet memories all around
If only we would notice all the things
That we never knew that we found

People say stop and smell the roses
Cherish every sight sound and smell
So many reasons to remind us
how we loved and lived life well

The beautiful skies that are above us
Grass making its way between our toes
There’s so much life all around us
So much out there to expose

When life is all around you
You’ve gotta cherish what you can
Cause anything could happen
Nothing ever goes as we plan

That sky that was once so bright
could darken in an instant
and the grass that graced our feet
could become nonexistent

So stop and smell the roses
Cherish every sight sound and smell
So many reasons to remind us
How we loved and lived life well

The Light Beyond the Eclipse

(inspired by the 2017 eclipse)

While it’s often viewed as an enemy
Tonight the darkness found a way to unite
So many people stopped questioning
If they should step back or fight

With so many faces looking toward the sky
And so many people standing side by side
It give the earth a chance that it needed
To take a breath as the eclipse as it’s guide

Afraid to be blinded by the light
Yesterday the darkness held the key
It helped remind everyone just how
United this world used to be

How many eclipses must happen
Till this world finally begins to heal
How many years must go on by
Till the answer is revealed

One day I hope we’ll find a way
For us to be united once again
Until then we can look to the sky
For peace to reign again

Stand your Ground or Back Away

There are times when you should stand your ground
And there are times when you should back away
But hate should never be your motivation
Cause love is what’s here to stay

When you’re out there fighting for something
When you feel like something just ain’t right
There are times in this world we live in
That shouldn’t be won with a fight

Everybody has their own reasons
For standing up for what they believe in
But I think we have to look at our reasons why
Cause there’s so much more we’re needing

There’s still so much hope to be found
There’s still so many walls to tear down
Yet we keep putting more and more walls up
Just to prove we’re the ones that are tough

But there’s so much pain around us
And we never give enough time to heal
If only we’d stop and take the time
To learn how another feels

So many people look at what makes us different
Never noticing how much we are alike
If we ever took a chance to find common ground
We would find one less day to pick a fight

Remember the next person you raise your fist too
Might be the one that could save you when you need a hand
So remove the fear that blinds your eyes
And learn how to be the better man

In Another’s Shoes

If you ever had the chance to live
In someone else’s shoes
Would you even take that chance
I mean what do you have to lose

Well let me tell you right now
How everything could change
If you ever find your way back
Your whole life might feel strange

Is it worth living like someone else
Just to have a little fun
Then the moment you come back home
You realize everything is gone

Was it really worth going out like that?

What if the life you’ve been wanting
Is the life you never had to find
Only to go out searching for a dream
You’d rather leave behind

What if all the people that you love
Aren’t around when you come on home
Will you be able to keep on living
Even though you’re left alone

Is it worth living like someone else
Just to have a little fun
Then the moment you come back home
You realize everything is gone

Was it really worth going out like that?

So we need to appreciate what is
Nothing’s better then what we’ve been given
Just have to do the best we can
And just keep on living

So don’t you forget to remember
Before you go out on your search
Don’t go looking for something else
Cause there’s always gonna be a catch

When you go out to find something
That you feel you’re own life lacks
You might not recognize anything
Once you find your way back

Home…….