So Much To Tell You

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

In a little while I cannot pretend

To be little more than a good friend

It takes the best of me trying to fool myself

When I never want to be anywhere else

 

Chorus

I can't hide behind this charade

I've got so much to tell you

Even if I'm still so afraid

I've got so much to tell you

 

Verse 2

There's a time & place for most everything

But you can't prepare for what might've been

It never hurts as much as when you're looking back

On the chances that you'll never get again

 

Chorus

 

I can't hide behind this charade

I've got so much to tell you

even if I'm still so afraid

I've got so much to tell you

 

Bridge

Waiting for the right time

I could say the wrong thing

Would you still remember me...

 

Verse 3

in a little while I cannot pretend

to be little more than a good friend

 

Chorus

 

I can't hide behind this charade

I've got so much to tell you

even if I'm still so afraid

I've got so much to tell you

 


 

 

Used To Be The Man

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

A quiet souvenir

Takes you back to days of old

Friends that gathered here

All the stories to be told

It's like another life, like a daydream

 

Chorus

Falling through the cracks

Like water in your hands

Always looking back

You used to be the man

 

Verse 2

Striking up the band

Play the notes so loud and clear

All that's left today

Is just a ringing in your ear

It's like another life, like a daydream

 

Chorus

Falling through the cracks

Like water in your hands

Always looking back

You used to be the man

 

Bridge

And if you find your way back home

Twenty years have left you all alone

 

Chorus

Falling through the cracks

Like water in your hands

Always looking back

You used to be the man

 


 

 

Two Of The Same

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

Where do all the hours go

I’m so sadly unaware

Even now I long to know

Am I getting anywhere?

 

Chorus

But you came along, and what could I say

Now I know for sure we’re two of the same

The same

 

Verse 2

Back & forth we dream out loud

Of the future perfect day

Take a number settle down

There mus be another way

 

Chorus

But you came along, and what could I say

Now I know for sure we’re two of the same

The same

 

Bridge

Even when it seems like all the world is falling on me

I just realize there’s one good thing that’s always meant to be

 

Verse 3

Where do all the hours go

I’m so sadly unaware

 

Chorus

But you came along, and what could I say

Now I know for sure we’re two of the same

The same

 


 

 

Home

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

Falling further than I want to

When will I touch down?

Cars and people rushing by

I'm puzzled by the sound

 

Chorus

But it feels like home

To be on my own

 

Verse 2

What's this picture we've discovered

When our eyes are closed

Theres a secret we can't find

That everybody knows

 

Chorus

But it feels like home

To be on our own

 

Bridge

When I find myself on the outside

Will you help me get to the inside

Help me find my way back

 

Verse 3

Crooked windows hand me down clothes

Treasures yet to find

Life has never been much better

No need to rewind

 

Chorus

Cause it feels like home

To be on our own

 


 

 

Madeline

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

Madeline talk to me again

And say the words so I can be your friend

Take the chance and give me back my world

I understand you’re really just a girl

 

Chorus

Madeline- take me by surprise

Madeline- look into my eyes

Madeline- isn’t it a shame

Madeline- nothing stays the same

 

Verse 2

Madeline talk to me again

And say the words so I can understand

It’s hard to find some meaning in this life

But every now and then we pay the price

 

Chorus

Madeline- take me by surprise

Madeline- look into my eyes

Madeline- isn’t it a shame

Madeline- nothing stays the same

 

 

Verse 3

Madeline talk to me again

And say the words so I can be your friend

It’s funny how sometimes the more you try

The more some things in life just pass you by

 

Chorus

Madeline- take me by surprise

Madeline- look into my eyes

Madeline- isn’t it a shame

Madeline- nothing stays the same

Madeline, Madeline

 

 


 

Go Go Go

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

Poor you, everything you couldn't see

You thought that it wouldn't last

Bad dreams come and take a piece of me

Waiting as the hours pass

 

Chorus

It's alright if you wanna stay I've been waiting for you everyday

There's one thing you gotta know 
I will never let you go go go

Verse 2

Strange words whispering inside of me

Will we make it to the end
?

I've been reading my philosophy

Feeling like a superman

Chorus

It's alright if you wanna stay I've been waiting for you everyday

There's one thing you gotta know 
I will never let you go go go

Bridge

Save it for another 
Save it for another life

Save it for another 
Save it for another life

 


 

 

China Heart

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

In the last days of the fall

Could you be my china doll

Sit inside an open box, whisper slowly

 

Look to the periphery

Ask the stars to blink for me

Smiling from your china heart, lay beside me

 

CH

I'll follow you into tomorrow

I'll follow you into tomorrow

 

Verse 2

Pour the last tear from your eye

In a cup that's running dry

Walk through walls as if we could, speaking slowly

 

Shivering w/ nervousness

Half awake from sleeplessness

All alone but not for long, rest inside me

 

CH

I'll follow you into tomorrow

I'll follow you into tomorrow

 


 

 

Six Feet Under

Written by Cliff Hillis

 

Verse

Now that I’m six feet under, filled with wonder

How could I see what was to be

All in a silken moment my heart’s broken

Dark is the sky, I close my eyes

 

Chorus
I’ll be everything you ever want me to

Until we fade into black

Can’t sleep, the rain is always pouring down on me

Take me back

 

Verse 2

It’s such a funny feeling, head is reeling

What in the world, what in the world

 

Bridge

Angles look down from the sky

Only to sigh, to sigh

Waving a lonely goodbye

This is goodbye, goodbye

 

Verse 3

Now that I’m six feet under, filled with wonder

How could I see what was to be

 


 

 

All These Memories

Written by Cliff Hillis & Ritchie Rubini

 

Verse

Everything returns again

Coming back like a long lost friend

Hard to let go

Hang around for the show

 

Plain for all the world to see

Picture perfect in my memory

Can't look away

Yesterday becomes today

 

Chorus

All theses memories lay beside me as I got to sleep

Stirring slowly miles below me coming back to keep

 

Verse 2

Hanging on every word you say

Waking up as it fades away

Haunting me still, do what you will

 

Bridge

And when I die it will go on

So many things left undone

 

Chorus

All theses memories lay beside me as I got to sleep

Stirring slowly miles below me coming back to keep

 


 

 

Better Than Myself

Written by Cliff Hillis & Dennis Schocket

Verse

Across the miles, there's a waterfall
Getting closer every night
Silver ladder, here's your curtain call
Always putting up a fight

Chorus

I would like to know you
Better than anyone else,
I would like to know you better than myself

Verse 2

Talk to strangers, get a strange reply
It's so obvious to me
Like the weather, making up your mind
Never easy or complete

Chorus

I would like to know you
Better than anyone else,
I would like to know you better than myself

Bridge

All the little things you said you'd put away
Gonna bring them back someday
While my universe is spinning on a dime
Will the ways and means make up your mind

Verse 3

Into battle, with your armor on
It's a war you'll never win
Hold your fire, throw your guns away
Will you ever let me in

 


 

 

Ribbons and Rain 

Written by Cliff Hillis & Pete Wiedmann

 

Verse

I am surviving but barely trying

To win one more war

It's overrated, upon reflection you hated

The middlemen who walked through your door

 

Pre Chorus

This passion cannot be replaced

When I stand in the same familiar place

 

Chorus

Tied up w/ ribbons and rain

Again, tied up w/ ribbons and rain

 

Verse 2

Has it awoken what once was broken

I'll follow though you walk so far behind

I've been contradicted, my voice constricted

Can't trust you though your words are kind

 

Pre Chorus

theres no point in leading me when

it's the same circle we follow again

 

Chorus

Tied up w/ ribbons and rain

Again, tied up w/ ribbons and rain