Banjo Nelson - EP

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released May 20, 2016

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Track Name: Self Control
SELF CONTROL

YOUR HEART AND YOUR PASSION,
WHAT'S MISSING IS RATIONAL THOUGHT.
YOU CAN'T SEEM TO REASON
AND THAT'S WHY YOU'RE BLEEDIN' IN THE DARK

CHORUS:

WILL YOU TAKE CONTROL,
OR WILL YOU LOSE YOUR SOUL TONIGHT?

YOU'VE COME AND GONE SO FAR,
DON'T LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND

YOU SAY YOUR HEART IS UNSURE.
DIDN'T YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND?

REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE HERE FOR.
PLEASE COME TOWARDS THE LIGHT.

ARE YOU PROUD?
WILL YOU NOW
REALIZE WHAT'S AT STAKE SOMEHOW?

VERSE 2:

YOUR HEART WILL BE BROKEN
WITH WORDS LEFT UNSPOKEN FROM YOUR SOUL.
OPPORTUNITIES WILL COME
SO WILL YOU STAY OR WILL YOU RUN FROM THE COLD?

CHORUS

TAKE CONTROL. DON'T LOSE YOUR SOUL TONIGHT X2

TAKE CONTROL. DON'T LOSE YOUR SOUL TONIGHT
(YOUR HEART AND YOUR PASSION
WHAT'S MISSING IS RATIONAL THOUGHT.)

TAKE CONTROL. DON'T LOSE YOUR SOUL TONIGHT
(YOU CAN'T SEEM TO REASON AND
THAT'S WHY YOU'RE BLEEDIN' IN THE DARK.)

TAKE CONTROL. DON'T LOSE YOUR SOUL TONIGHT.
(YOUR HEART WILL BE BROKEN
WITH WORDS LEFT UNSPOKEN FROM YOUR SOUL)

TAKE CONTROL. DON'T LOSE YOUR SOUL TONIGHT.
(OPPORTUNITIES WILL COME,
SO WILL YOU STAY OR WILL YOU RUN FROM THE COLD?)

CHORUS
Track Name: Time is Running Out
TIME IS RUNNING OUT

VERSE 1:

WILL YOU MEET THE SUNRISE?
EMBRACE THE DAY.
FIND YOUR WAY.

IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES,
AND LEAD THE WAY.
IT'LL BE OK

IT'S A NEW DAY AGAIN.
IT'S THIS SAME OLD TREND.
SOON YOUR TIME WILL COME TO AN END.

CHORUS:

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE NOW.
TAKE IT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
GAIN FAITH SOMEHOW.
YOU NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH TIME YOU HAVE LEFT.
IT'S YOUR LIFE
AND THAT MEANS YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITY
TO BE WHAT YOU WANT BE.
YOU'RE GETTING OLDER.

VERSE 2:

WILL YOU CHASE THE SUNSET,
AND ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU MEANT?
WILL YOU HOLD WITH REGRET
ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU SAID?

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.
OPEN YOUR MIND.
TAKE ALL THESE THINGS AND LEAVE THEM BEHIND.

CHORUS

WILL YOU MEET THE SUNRISE?
EMBRACE THE DAY.
FIND YOUR WAY.

IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES,
AND LEAD THE WAY.
IT'LL BE OK.
Track Name: Keep Moving Forward
KEEP MOVING FORWARD

VERSE 1:

I'VE BEEN CALLING
YOUR NAME SOFTLY,
BUT YOU WON'T ANSWER ME, OR SO IT SEEMS.

HELP ME FIGURE
OUT THIS PICTURE
OF WHAT MY LIFE IS MEANT TO BE.

I'VE COME SO FAR.
I'VE STUMBLED, I'VE FALLEN,
BUT I KEPT ON CALLING YOUR NAME,

AND IT'S STRANGE
THAT LIFE KEEPS ON GOING,
BUT I FEEL THE SAME.

VERSE 2:

ALL THE CHANCES I'VE MISSED
WITH DOORS UNOPENED. I WISH
THAT I COULD GO BACK IN TIME TO TRY AGAIN.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE WAY WORKS YOU SEE.
ONE SHOT IS THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE.
YEAH, WHAT'S THE POINT IF IT'S ALL THROWN AWAY AT THE END?

I WILL STAND PROUD.
THE THINGS I'VE DONE, THE BATTLES WON
AND JUST TO THINK THAT I'M NOT DONE. THOUGH, I

I STILL KNOW.
WHEN LIFE GETS HARD I'M NOT ALONE
YEAH, THERE IS A POWER BEYOND MY OWN.
Track Name: Choose Carefully
CHOOSE CAREFULLY

VERSE 1:

THERE WAS A MAN WHO WAS LOOKING FOR A PATH TO TAKE
A WAY TO MAKE THINGS CLEAR.
HE CAME TO A ROAD WITH AN INTRIGUING SIGN THAT SAID,
"DO NOT ENTER HERE."

HE QUESTIONED WHY CURIOSITY RAN HIGH
AS HE SEARCHED FOR A WHY TO GET IN.
AND WHY HE CHOSE, NO ONE REALLY KNOWS,
BUT THAT'S WHERE MY STORY BEGINS.

HE GOT AROUND THE FENCE NO THOUGHT OF RECOMPENSE
AND GOT ON TO THE PATH JUST FINE.
THE DANGERS THAT AWAIT AND THE THINGS AT STAKE
SEEMED NEVER TO ENTER HIS MIND.

HE CARRIED ON THIS WAY THINKIN' IT'D BE OK
OBLIVIOUS TO WHAT MIGHT OCCUR.
HE COULDN'T REALIZE WHAT WOULD BE HIS DEMISE
BECAUSE HIS THINKING WAS ALL A BLUR.

CHORUS:

OH, REDEEM HIS SOUL
FROM THE DEPTHS OF MISERY AND ENDLESS WOE
THOUGH HE WILL TRY, HE CANNOT DENY
WHAT BE REVEALED ON THE OTHER SIDE

VERSE 2:

HE WENT DOWN THE PATH WITHOUT LOOKING BACK
NOT EVEN A CASUAL GLANCE
AND WHAT'S WORSE THE CURSE THAT CAME TO HIM FIRST
WHEN HE TOOK THIS TERRIBLE CHANCE.

THE NIGHT SET IN AND THE COLD TOUCHED HIS SKIN
AND HELPED HIM TO REALIZE HIS FATE.
HE WANTED TO GO BACK NOW AND RETURN SOMEHOW,
BUT YOU SEE IT WAS ALL TOO LATE.

UP YONDER HE COULD SEE THROUGH THE DARK OF THE NIGHT
TWO VIBRANT AND GLOWING RED EYES.
HE LOOKED CLOSER TO SEE WHAT THIS CREATURE COULD BE,
BUT THE DARKNESS HAD IT DISGUISED.

WITH CAUTIOUS STEPS AND QUICK SHORTENING BREATHS
HE STARTED TO MAKE OUT A FACE.
A LONG POINTY CHIN AND A DIRTY WHITE GRIN
BROUGHT TO LIFE HIS FEARS OF THIS PLACE

CHORUS

VERSE 3:

HE STOPPED DEAD IN HIS TRACKS AND NEARLY COLLAPSED
AT THE SOUND OF THIS CREATURE'S VOICE.
A WHISPER A GROWL THAT WOULD MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL,
IT SAID, "NOW YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE A CHOICE."

THE CREATURE WAS STANDING AT A FORK IN THE PATH
AND IT GESTURED FIRST TO THE RIGHT.
IT SAID," THIS PATH WILL TAKE YOU BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM,
BUT NOT TO YOUR DELIGHT."

AND HE SAID, "WHAT DO YOU MEAN NOT TO MY DELIGHT?"
IT SAID, "I MEAN EXACTLY WHAT I SAID."
"THE SHAME THE SCORN YOU'LL WISH YOU WEREN'T BORN.
YOU'LL NEARLY WISH YOU WERE DEAD."

TEARS WELLED UP IN HIS EYES AS HE CAME TO REALIZE
THE CONSEQUENCE OF WHAT HE HAD DONE.
THIS CREATURE HAD SPOKEN AND HIS HEART, IT WAS BROKEN
AND NOW THERE WAS NOWHERE TO RUN.

CHORUS

MAYBE OUT OF FRUSTRATION OR FEAR OF HUMILIATION
HE SAID, "SIR, NOW, WHAT IS YOUR NAME?"
IT SAID, "YOU DON'T REALLY NEED IT AND THE REASON YOU SEEK IT IS TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO BLAME."

HE CONTINUED, "WHAT IS THIS PLACE? CAN'T IT BE ERASED?"
IT SAID, "I THOUGHT THAT YOU'D NEVER ASK."
YOU WANT TO BE FORGOTTEN AND YOUR CHOICES THAT WERE ROTTEN?
THEN GO DOWN THIS OTHER PATH."

THEN EMERGED FROM THE WOOD A MAN SO HUMBLE AND GOOD
HE SAID, "SON, THAT WOULD BE A MISTAKE.
YOU SEE, THOSE PEOPLE THEY LOVE YOU, AND THEY WANT WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.
THIS IS NOT THE ROAD YOU SHOULD TAKE."

"NOW, LET ME TAKE THE BLAME, I'D RATHER SOIL MY GOOD NAME
THEN TO HAVE YOU LIVE IN MISERY."
AND WITH THAT MAN I WALKED AND WE TALKED AND TALKED
ABOUT THIS NEW LIFE I WOULD LEAD

CHORUS (REVISED):

OH, HE'S REDEEMED MY SOUL
FROM THE DEPTHS OF MISERY AND ENDLESS WOE
NOW I CAN TRY BECAUSE I CAN CONFIDE
IN THE MAN WHO DWELLS ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Track Name: A Voice to Follow
A VOICE TO FOLLOW

VERSE 1:

I SAW YOU STANDING THERE WITH YOUR EYES TURNED HEAVEN-WARD.
TEARS UPON YOUR FACE SHOWED ME THAT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL HAD OCCURRED.
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, OR SO THEY SAY.

STILL SILENCE WAS BROKEN BY SOME WORDS I WON'T FORGET. YOUR VOICE LIKE A WHISPER FROM YOUR HEART YOU SAID,
"I BELIEVE THAT THESE THINGS ARE TRUE. WHAT MORE CAN I DO?"

CHORUS:

IF YOU HEED THESE WORDS TONIGHT, YOU'LL FIND YOUR HEART WAS TRUE.
BUT, IF YOU FORGET THESE THINGS YOU'VE FELT INSIDE, WHAT IF THEY DON'T COME BACK TO YOU?

IT'S YOUR CHOICE.
DON'T TAKE MY WORDS AS TRUTH.
FOLLOW THE VOICE OF LIGHT
THAT WILL LEAD YOU.

VERSE 2:

MY MIND WANDERS THROUGH PLACES THAT I KNOW AND LOVE.
THESE EXPERIENCES THAT I DON'T SPEAK OFTEN OF.
I HELD THEM CLOSE TO MY HEART RIGHT FROM THE START.

IF I FORGET THESE PRECIOUS THINGS THAT I KNOW NOW,
I PRAY THE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS WILL RETURN SOMEHOW. YOU SEE, THEY'RE WORTH MUCH MORE THAN GOLD.
THEY COULD NEVER GROW OLD.

CHORUS
Track Name: Farewell for Now
FAREWELL FOR NOW

I KNOW THEY SAY THAT GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END,
BUT IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOOD BYE TO GOOD FRIENDS
AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT GET'S ME IN THE HEART.

AND YES I KNOW THAT IT'S MY TIME TO MOVE ON,
BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE PAIN IS GONE.
IT JUST GIVES ME HOPE THAT THINGS WON'T FALL APART.

CHORUS:

I KNOW THAT I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY.
WHETHER IN THIS LIFE OR IN THE NEXT, I CAN'T SAY.
BUT I WILL SAY THIS I KNOW I'LL WISH THAT I HELPED YOU IN EVERY WAY.

VERSE 2:

WELL, I KNOW THAT IT'S TRUE THAT I'LL REMEMBER YOU,
BUT IT'S HARD TO TELL IF YOU'LL REMEMBER ME TOO.
AS LONG AS I'VE HELPED THEN THAT'S OK.

THE THINGS YOU DO FOR YOURSELF WILL DIE WITH YOU.
THE HELP YOU GIVE WILL REMAIN. I KNOW THAT'S TRUE.
IT'S WHAT MADE IT WORTH IT EVERYDAY.

CHORUS X2

I KNOW THEY SAY THAT GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END
BUT IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO GOOD FRIENDS.
SO, FAREWELL FOR NOW UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.