Thrive – Lyrics

 Picture of tomorrow

 

Take all your heartaches now and set them on fire

And I’ll paint you a picture of tomorrow

Won’t be exactly to our hearts’ desire 

But we’re gonna be there in that picture of tomorrow

 

There might be rain and snow, we might have no place to go

But we’ll try to go the extra mile

There might be trouble and strife, might be a lousy old life

But I’ll try to catch your eyes and smile

 

Turn on your light and let your goodness show

And I’ll paint you a picture of tomorrow

All our stupidity can’t ruin us so

We’re gonna be there in that picture of tomorrow

 

Hard times but we can carry it fine

We’ll make a diamond from a heart of coal

Hard times walking a fine line

Just hold on tight and we’ll let it roll

 

 

All’s well

 

The course of true love 

never did run smooth

And thereby hangs a tale

If star-crossed lovers 

then are what we are

We have no reason to fail

 

They say that love 

is only made for fools

But fools are not what we are

So what’s this love 

that we are living on,

That’s got us through this far?

All’s well that ends well 

But we’re not finished yet

 

Is this the scene 

where the hero claims

That he will never be true,

Gets on his horse 

and rides across the plain

To do what heroes do?

All’s well that ends well 

But we’re not finished yet

 

The lady smiles as the sun goes down

And it takes a while but he turns around

As fortune’s fool he would hold his line

But he’s no fool and he does just fine

 

 

New chapter today

 

 

It’s been a fascinating story

I held my breath on every page

Ups and downs and brand new ground

Broken in on a well-lit stage

 It’s been a pleasure to be a part of something

Never knowing what’s to be

It’s been a fascinating story 

And I’m following it can’t you see  

 

I never look around for another one

I got all I that I need right here

 

 

It’s a never ending rollercoaster

With a smile and a frown and a tear

It’s been a pleasure to be a part of all 

The drama and the tears

And the warm delicious moments 

When we overcome our fears  

 

Could it be a new chapter today

Or will it be the same as yesterday?

Maybe we will find a different way

Could it be a new chapter today?

 

It’s been a pleasure to be a part of something

Never knowing what’s on the way

It’s been a fascinating story and I’m

Following it every day

 

 

Thrive

 

Here is where I love to be, surrounded by the sound

Of people doing what they do to help the world go round

Lost out in the moment where the music takes control

Nothing matters more than what we hear deep in our soul

 

On my way here I can be sure that I will feel alive

And now I’m here I burn like fire – I don’t just live, I thrive

 

This is where a new tree grows each time we plant a seed

A rock and roll tree smiling over us who only need

To melt among the influences fired through the air

Positively wounded by the others who are there

 

And if it rings familiar to just some of those who hear

Then it was worth the winding road that must have brought us here

 

 

Good enough

 

Sometimes it’s hard when you’re dealt these cards   

And you try to do the best that you can do

Up against the wall with no help at all

And you try to do the best that you can do

 

But it doesn’t seem to change or even rearrange

And it all gets too tough, and I don’t know if my best is good enough

 

Can’t take more pain, gonna go insane

And it feels as if there’s nothing left inside

We’re gonna dig down deep, way down deep

And we’ll find the very last that’s left inside

 

I need a little extra inspiration

I need something to raise my expectations

 

 

Stolen

 

You’ve stolen my life in a wonderful way

‘Cos when I think of you I’m ready to give it away

Don’t have much to give, but this way that we live

And the things that we do 

Are good reasons to get you to stay

And I don’t know what I’d do without you

 

What choice have we got? We can’t say that it’s not 

A road filled with valleys and mountains 

Around every bend

When you look in my eyes it can’t be a surprise

That you’ll see yourself there in a dream 

That lasts to the end

And I don’t know what I’d do without you

 

You ran away with all the uncertainty

You stole my heart when you said you would stay

 

When you look in my eyes it can’t be a surprise

That you’ll see yourself there in a dream 

That lasts to the end

 

 

Out of sight

 

Out of sight and I’m out of my mind 

A desperate feeling like double time

I can’t reach out to cross that line

Take away this dream ‘cos it can’t be mine

 

Feels like I’m falling and I don’t know why

Feels like a day in reverse

Tastes like this turmoil 

That falls from the sky

Wiping the sense from my world

 

It’s upside down when I start to play

It makes no sound so I push it away

I have no words but I’ve so much to say 

Is there no help left on a lonely day?

 

It’s so out of sight 

That I can’t see the other side

It just can’t be right 

That I couldn’t find myself 

No matter how I tried

 

Like a storm 

That’ll never subside

A winter beach 

And crazy tide

A mixed-up film that

Leaves you open-eyed

And it’s only a dream 

So I take it in stride

 

 

Give me your smile

 

Give me your smile and I will give you my all

Well it’s not so easy to make me a fool 

But I’m oh so easy to please, so won’t you

Give me your smile and I will give you my all

 

Give me your hand and I will be your man

Well it’s not so easy to make me a fool 

But I’m oh so easy to please, so won’t you

Give me your hand and I will be your man

 

I’ll try to stop my frowning and I’ll do just what it takes                 

To try to be your clown and put a smile upon your face 

So won’t you

Give me your smile and I will give you my all

Well it’s not so easy to stay in love

But I’m oh so willing to try so won’t you

Give me your smile and I will give you my all

 

 

House of cards

 

One more heartache 

Just might start to topple our house of cards

But the love that we make 

Is worth every hit that hurts so hard

But we know exactly what we’re really made of

We can feel it getting closer every day

So we blow every heartache out of the water

And the house of cards gets stronger every day

 

Each time they try 

To grind us down and take it all away

What they don’t know is what it takes 

To beat the house we build on every day

 

Seems like it’s gonna be 

A case of you and me against the world

What I don’t like, if you ask me

Is how everything so easily turns around

  

Welcome

 

Welcome back to the land of the living 

You’ve been away too long

I really can’t imagine how we got along without you

 

Is that the way your smile is looking now

It’s looking oh so strong

You make me want to write a song about you

 

And I get this warm feeling spreading over me

I get a fine premonition, so just you wait and see

 

Welcome back to the land of the living 

We hope that you can stay a while

I can’t imagine how we got along without you

 

 

Something about you

 

It’s not always easy

It’s not always you

Far too often it’s me

And different ways that we see 

The different things that we do

 

We don’t have to suffer

We don’t have to cry

Far too often we do

When things just don’t ring true

Our patience just runs dry

 

There’s something about you

There’s something about you

There’s something about you 

That I adore

 Horns by Henrik and Michael

 

 

Teacher

 

Loneliness is something 

That I brought upon myself

I didn’t grow a family or a friend

I let them down, without a thought, 

And thought I loved myself

But love might just desert you in the end

 

What use is it to write like this 

To try to right the wrongs

When I alone am full of pity now? 

Not for the ones I should have loved 

But left along the way

But for myself who dreams away the day

 

And then there’s you who teaches me, 

(maybe you’re not aware)

Of family and sense I never knew

Of giving to the ones 

You have before your very eyes

And never, no not ever, being untrue

All the noises on "Teacher" made by Michael. 

The vocal is a first take demo track with all its blemishes.