Before I Was Born - EP

by The Commuters

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released August 12, 2016

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Track Name: Before I Was Born
Hey
I saw you
Before I ever landed in this place

And yes
I knew you
Before you laid your eyes upon my face

I watched you from afar
I came to heal those scars so

Close your tired eyes
I’m right next to you
You were always mine
Before I was born I knew — I knew

You — will never know
the distance I have traveled to be here
But I — was not alone —
I listened to the voices that were near

I watched you from afar
I came to heal those scars so

Close your tired eyes
I’m right next to you
You were always mine
Before I was born I knew — I knew

Now your confusion will sort itself out faster
Your questions will tend to need no answer
Voices will tell you things are OK
And all of your numbness will fade away

Close your tired eyes
I’m right next to you
You were always mine
Before I was born I knew — I knew
You
Track Name: The Better of Me
You may not have noticed as I’m sitting in your prison —
there’s a part of me that you’ll never reach (never reach)
In this world that you control, where you’re busy being king
well there are subtle things that you just won't see (just won't see)
Tearing off my skin and running voltage through my bones
of course it’s obvious - that I’m gonna scream (gonna scream)
But if you think I’ll kiss your ring or take your stupid oath
you should know, you should know, you should know…

You’re never gonna get the better of me
You’re never gonna change the things I believe
You can try until the end — But I’ll die before I let you win
You’ll never ever ever get the better — the better of me

Lying on my back I watch the light stream through the cracks
and bring reminders of what waits for me outside (just outside)
Pictures of my life are always swirling through my mind
so you can tempt me with the things I'm denied (I'm denied)
And though I miss my daughter’s eyes and chapters of her life
I wonder who she’ll see when she looks back at me (back at me)
So if you think I’ll kiss your ring or take your stupid oath
you should know, you should know, you should know…

You’re never gonna get the better of me
You’re never gonna change the things I believe
You can try until the end — But I’ll die before I let you win
You’ll never ever ever get the better — the better of me

I was born onto this land so I know
I was born under these stars so I know
You can never take what’s mine away from me (no no no)

You’re never gonna get the better of me
You’re never gonna change the things I believe
You can try until the end — But I’ll die before I let you win
You’ll never ever ever get the better — the better of me
Track Name: Pass It Along
“Well I left it all" - he said to me - “Way on the other side of the world…”
“Back home I was a professional man, now here I drive this cab it’s absurd"
"But no I never regret it a bit, because my kids are happy so is my wife."
"That’s great but what about you man” I asked — "is this all you want from your life?"

(then he said)

"You’ve got to pass it along
Way before your days are gone
Take a look around and ask what’s it all for?
See the life that you’re building doesn’t have to be yours
No the life that you’re building doesn’t have to be yours."

Then he dropped me off at my stop — and I got my old man on the line
“Hey are you OK? ” he asked — “You know I haven’t heard your voice in some time."
"I’m fine — but tell me something, did you really give up on your dreams just for me"
"That’s right and it may not be clear to you now — but when you get to my age then you’ll see"

(then he said)

"You’ve got to pass it along
Way before your days are gone
Take a look around and ask what’s it all for?
See the life that you’re building doesn’t have to be yours
No the life that you’re building doesn’t have to be yours"

One day you’re looking ahead and then you just happen to note -
All the things that mattered to you once — suddenly don’t
(that’s when you know)

You’ve got to pass it along
Way before your days are gone
Take a look around and ask what’s it all for?
See the life that you’re building doesn’t have to be yours
No the life that you’re building doesn’t have to be yours
Track Name: You'll Stay Right Here
I never thought I would face this day
So afraid of what they'll see
But I'm seeing a shadow of the faith
that you used to have in me

Running around inside my mind
Wondering how this could come to be
But don't you go down without a fight
Are you listening to me?

Don't you go down
Don't you give up
Don't you give in so easily
Don't you go down without a fight
Are you listening to me?

How does forever look to you?
Is it comforting to see?
You know that I'd gladly take your place
But it isn't up to me

And you are far --
You are far --
You are far too good to leave
Now don't you go down without a fight
Are you listening to me?

You'll stay right here
You are gonna stay with me
Things disappear
Are you listening to me?
You'll stay right here
You are going to stay with me
Your place is here
Are you listening to me?

I never thought I would face this day
So afraid of what they'll see
But I'm seeing the fabric of your faith
and you're listening to me.