Firecracker

by Nikki Kummerow

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released April 19, 2011

Produced and mixed by Aaron Marsh. Mastered by Brad Vance at Red Mastering

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Track Name: Truth is the Hardest Part
Wise men don’t cry
Short of falling to their knees for a white lie
And these four letter words plague my life
They take over my mind and I’m so, I’m so tired

Our reasons for falling away
They keep bringing us back to the same place
Alone when it’s all, and it’s over
It will run through our brains for another hour or so

Nobody’s holding out their hands
No one’s taking anyones demands

I’ve got this feeling that it’s all ok
When nothing feels right anymore
Truth is the hardest part
And the rest is gone, gone, gone
The rest is just gone

I’m scared of everything
Comes from wearing our hearts on our sleeves
And I’ll try my best to believe
That you never said what you mean
Please say what you mean

Nobody’s holding out their hands
No one’s taking anyones demands

I’ve got this feeling that it’s all ok
When nothing feels right anymore
Truth is the hardest part
And the rest is gone, gone, gone
The rest is all gone
The rest is all gone
Track Name: Don't Let it go to Your Head
You’re speaking in rhymes
Does it make you feel wise?
Can you tell yourself that this is all justified?
And you’re truly in debt
To the devil in your head
A tone that leaves nothing but bitterness

But don’t, don’t stay the same
And don’t let it finish this way

Don’t let the sun go down
We’ll make it out while we can
Don’t let this go to your head
Don’t try to play the game
There’ll be no time to explain
Don’t let this go to your head

I let it all go only to find out
It was all a bad dream
And nothing was real but the bed in which I sleep
We’ll say, haven’t we tried this before?
Choosing your words wisely and,
Not before you say,
You’re playing games
But the truth is I’m struggling to change

Don’t let the sun go down
We’ll make it out while we can
Don’t let this go to your head
Don’t try to play the game
There’ll be no time to explain
Don’t let this go to your head

You wrote a song with all your heart
They didn’t let you get too far or fall apart
You sang a song with all your heart
And now you’re leaving it all behind
With your love on the line

Don’t let the sun go down
We’ll make it out while we can
Don’t let this go to your head
Don’t try to play the game
There’ll be no time to explain
Don’t let this go to your head
Don’t let this go to your head
Track Name: Why Do Oceans Exist
Hurry now it’s time
When the darkness lifts
We’ll find our way out of here just fine.
Heavy hearts and heavy eyes
Tell of tears that overflowed
So made the oceans just like rivers from the skies
And we fall down
And the light hits the ground

When we lose ourselves
Alone into our getaway
We’ll find what we’ve been searching for so long
And we leave the light
On so we can find our way
Home is what we’ve been searching for all along

So we try to make a sound
And act as though we’ve got it all figured out
Let’s be true to ourselves
And take a leap of faith and jump down off of our shelves
But we lie if in doubt
But the lie it’s all out

When we lose ourselves
Alone into our getaway
We’ll find what we’ve been searching for so long
And we leave the light
On so we can find our way
Home is what we’ve been searching for all along

And we leave the light
On so we can find our way
Home is what we’ve been searching for all along
Track Name: I'm a Firecracker
I don’t take orders so well
And I keep to myself
But what’s it matter anyways when
We’re too asleep to watch and wait,
Skies with heaven scented rain
Fall before we open up
Love, love lift me up
Love, love lift me up

I get older
A little colder
We’ll all get our hearts out in the end
And the fires break down
The broken men that rely
On their selfish designs in you

And we think far too much
A heart no longer meaning love
Or just me, Or just me?
A day a simple ordinary prase
Respect desires my dignity for love
Love, love lift me up
Love, love lift me up

I get older
A little colder
We’ll all get our hearts out in the end
And the fires break down
The broken men that rely
On their selfish designs

Can we find our way back home?
Can we find our way back home?
Can anyone get me off this boat?
Love, love lift me up
Love, love lift me up
Love, love lift me up
Love, love lift me up

I get older
A little colder
We’ll all get our hearts out in the end
And the fires break down
The broken men that rely
On their selfish designs in you
Track Name: It's Come to My Attention
It’s come to my attention
That I don’t know the state of my soul
While everyone around me
Is breaking their back not to know
And it’s hard to make time
And sense of it all
We find the narrow line and that’s where we walk

Oh, I’ll never know
What makes freedom seem so unknown
Oh, I’ll never know
Why we take our hearts for granted
And leave them all alone

It’s come to my attention
That everyone’s got someone to blame
no one’s taking chances
And wind up feeling the same
I'm vision impaired with no where to go
The saints of our time
Well, they must know

Oh, I’ll never know
What makes freedom seem so unknown
Oh, I’ll never know
Why we take our hearts for granted
And leave them all alone
Track Name: Rebel Tune
There are secrets that I’ve held since 1983
We broke our hands just to set you free
You called it out ,and you were homeward bound
But the rebels gave a fight and they pinned you to the ground

And what I saw, well I never told a soul
I swore I’d never walk down that road
And now I’m running from a darkness I can’t see
When everything I know has got its hold on me

It’s creeping up inside of my veins
While everyone is running from the same mistake
It’s clouded up in my head
And it’s so like you to sway my judgement

What if your love
What if your love will let me down
What if your love
What if your love will let you down
What if your love
What if your love will let me down
What if your love
What if your love will let you down
What if your love isn’t enough?

Walking around with an ear to the ground
Saving yourself for the largest crowds
When the highest bidder takes your soul
Leaving you helpless with no hope

But it’s not about that.

And what I saw, well I never told a soul
I swore I’d never walk down that road
And now I’m running from a darkness I can’t see
When everything I know has got its hold on me

What if your love
What if your love will let me down
What if your love
What if your love will let you down
What if your love
What if your love will let me down
What if your love
What if your love will let you down
What if your love isn’t enough?
Track Name: The Harsh Face of Reality
In time we’ll wind up by ourselves standing by
I’ll try to win you over and over again
Oh how I’ll try
We’ll make these choices that could ruin our lives
We’re always learning how to survive

Just to feel safe
Just to feel anything

I’ll make all your moves for you
But not because I want to
I know what I’m like
I know I think I’m always right
I’ll push you away
But I’ll let you set the path straight

Just to feel safe
Just to feel anything
Just to feel safe
Just to feel anything
Track Name: Number in Slate
When your time is up
And you’ve given all you’ve got
There’s always someone ready to take your place
You’re nothing but a number in slate

I thought this was it
Time has a way of making you stick
Or run from your guns
Time makes a fool of young love

Don’t let it go to your head
There’s nothing worse if they never meant what they said
So let us all fall to our knees
There’s no reason to cause a scene
When your days out number your weight
You will find you were just
A number in slate

Though my hands were tied
I never thought you would recognise
My face in a crowd with all those people around
I was taken by the fear of holy ground

So take what’s left of the day
Pack up your things and be on your way
When every door slams into your face
Well that’s just what they say

Don’t let it go to your head
There’s nothing worse if they never meant what they said
So let us all fall to our knees
There’s no reason to cause a scene
When your days out number your weight
You will find you were just
A number in slate
Track Name: Umbrellas
I’ve got to say that the look on your face drives me crazy
I’ve got someone in my pockets and it’s driving me mad
It’s the divide of my heart and my head and my sleeve
Well I'm not running out of fire but I know where this leads

He’s alright but it’s all so sudden and
I’ll change my mind before my day is done
It’s very clear that the love is blinding me
I’ll make decisions, which are clearer when I’m on my own

I’m taking time to change the way I think of you lately
I’ve got to say that there’s always someone blocking my way
Just when I thought that my head couldn’t be more confused
I’m taking chances and my odds are begging me to lose

He’s alright but it’s all so sudden and
I’ll change my mind before my day is done
It’s very clear that the love is blinding me
I’ll make decisions, which are clearer when I’m on my own
I’m out here on my own

Don’t give it all away
Safe guard your heart for many a rainy day
Don’t give it all away
Safe guard your heart for many a rainy day
Track Name: Sarah
I still get cold in the cold
My heart still breaks when I’m told
That’s just how life should be
But, I’m not so blind you can’t see
I still wake up in the night
To find you’re nowhere in sight
I still believe in love
I still believe in us

I never thought the day would come
Where you would say this
The years pass right before my face
Do they mean nothing?
The stakes aren’t low
Mistakes aren’t always wrong

I still get cold in the cold
My heart still breaks when I’m told
That’s just how life should be
But, I’m not so blind you can’t see
I still wake up in the night
To find you’re nowhere in sight
I still believe in love
I still believe in us
Track Name: Bird on a String
Oh sweet sorrow
My heart longs for you
For your sting is harsh but your burdens are few
You’ve warned my soul
Time and time again
I don’t know why I let you go then

I caught a glimpse
And I stumbled in its wake
Closing my eyes to consequence and change
Hope for all time
It’s always the same
We all know the trouble still remains

I am but a bird on a string
Arms out stretched as the walls cave in
So take these thoughts I’d rather not mourn
And I will fly away off into the dawn

Where are my words?
Where are my words?
I’ve left them on the lips of angels high and heard
So that they might whisper
Something sweet to God
That he might have mercy
On me and my heart

I am but a bird on a string
Delivering a song to the one without wings
So take these thoughts I’d rather not mourn
And I will fly away off into the dawn

I will surrender
Old love like new
Daylight brings slumber
It never brought me you
My heart now sleeps
You’ve opened up my eyes
I’ll remember you for the rest of my life
I’ll remember you for the rest of my life