Foreword

by The Dan Collins Band

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released April 19, 2015

Words and Music by Dan Collins. Performed by Dan Collins, Sam Siggs, Asim Rasool and Patch Adams. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ross Arthur of www.soundmateproductions.com

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Track Name: Forward
Do what you want with my dreams and illusions
help me carry the load and I'll meet you there
Look at the facts before you draw your conclusions
but please, please don't make me care

you've had your say, now you've made me feel this small
And I need time to get that you dont understand
just give me one more chance and i'll do it all
but please dont make me

care about it or hear about it
im not so sure i want to know about
a smile i doubt it im not excited
all i know is i cant live without it
ill sing about it scream and shout it
i dont need your permission i need help

i've lived my life now its moving to the side
i accustomed to the choices that it demands
theres noting wrong with living a life like this
so please, please dont make me

care about it or hear about it
im not so sure i want to know about
a smile i doubt it im not excited
all i know is i cant live without it
ill sing about it scream and shout it
i dont need your permission i need help

i know that you have feelings too
i didnt think that you would
interpret this as something new
its been my whole world for a while
and i dont need more advice

i've got no reason why i shouldnt just give it a try
but i cant tell from the mood that your missing the point
its not about all the dreams and illusions
but look, look at what made me care.
Track Name: Dive
I dont know you all that well
i dont really know that much at all
a curiousity
i cant speak the way i learnt to sing
id write it down for you
but you wont learn because no one ever reads anymore
but i can wait, i can wait a while

integrity, is it worth the time
or should i, take another dive

and again i throw myself against the wall
i could have said it had to end this way
so clear the answer echoes in the hall
time moves on but people never change

I've met your kind before
all up front with nothing underneath
so i like to think
the only way to reassure my green little beast
to hide away and
recreate the past
nothing new to hate
we've all moved on

reality, is it work the time
or should i, take another dive

and again i throw myself against the wall
i could have said it had to end this way
so clear the answer echoes in the hall
time moves on but people never change

I could change your mind
but you dont know my story
just give it a little time
and i'll give you a reason to worry

i played every ahand, up til now i never played my own
to build a house of cards, that never shook cos the wind had never
blown too much
expectations of a fairer chance
too late
picking up the steps of another dance

receivity, is it worth the time
or should i, take another dive

and again i throw myself against the wall
i could have said it had to end this way
so clear the answer echoes in the hall
time moves on but people never change
Track Name: Broken Girls
You’re the saddest little girl i know
But you force the most beautiful smile
And i can tell you’re oh so tired
From always running that extra mile
You let me in, you let me out
You’re always angry , but you never shout
You push me away to save yourself, and i don’t blame you
One bit.

Broken girls like gold and pearls
Hide for all to see
But broken girls can fix the world
For broken boys like me

Well you taught me how to lie
And you showed me what it means to hurt
You made my every pleasure guilty
I was high and you reduced me to dirt
You held back, just enough
To keep me fighting, for your love
I don’t even know what you were trying to hide,
But i don’t blame you
One bit.

And i promise that this is the last time
But we both know that its a lie
I know that you deserve better
But we’re both too broke to try

Well, i know i said id help you
But you said you’d help me too
Guess we’re stuck in this together
Guess theres nothing else that we can do
You pull one way, you push back
Even when its all good its like im under attack
And im not so sure now, but i think i hate you
All i we can do is blame eachother, and i don’t blame you.
One bit
Track Name: Change the Subject
Pull it down and knock it up, someone help me change the subject
Hold it high and let it drop, someone help me save the world.
Between the lines is where you’ll find me, words ideas and wishful thinking
Someone change the conversation, I think its time to stop

Breathe in, breathe out, its just air (x2)
I cant be the only one, to feel like this will never end
Reflections of illusions guide, figureheads to play pretend
There is no saint for this affliction, or common thread to share the load
Someone help me change the subject, someone help me learn to let it go

Theres a song that i’ve been singing, a different world where i’ve been seen
We run in concentric circles, tangents are the ways and means
Maybe this is just beginning, hold my breath til i turn blue
Im believe in what you’re saying, i just don’t believe in you

Let it go

10 more words until its over, deal me in and count me out
Sometimes strong just like a soldier, sometimes just a headless toy
Im a book without a hero, it’s a fear i cant defend
I tried to come up with an answer
Someone help me change the subject