Things Fall Apart

by David Story

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released December 8, 2007

Produced by David Story and David C. Myers.
All songs written and performed by David Story.
David C. Myers played drums and bass on all songs except "Jump The Gun".

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Track Name: Black and White
It's not just me who says you gotta be all or nothing,
So now you've been trying to keep from lying and make your majority good;
But when I came to break the news to you, you were closing up the door,
Saying what's good for me and what's good for you aren't the same.

So what does the world look like
From behind closed eyes?
Some things are completely black and white.

Devise your own way of finding home, you'll soon go wrong,
When you're painting in shades of infinite grays and no shapes are drawn;
Maybe you're just afraid for your life, to discover a solid line
Where faith and fact and fiction aren't one and the same.

So what does the world look like
From behind closed eyes?
Some things are completely black and white;
Maybe there's wrong and right,
Maybe there's dark and light
Where some things are completely black and white.

Maybe there's wrong, maybe there's right;
If there's darkness there is light;
Some things are completely black and white.

So what does the world look like
From behind closed eyes?
Some things are completely black and white;
Maybe there's wrong and right,
Maybe there's dark and light
Where some things are completely black and white.
Track Name: Remember Yesterday
You can't stay in your right mind
Unless you run away sometimes,
Cos in the distance you can find
Where the sun returns to shine;
Why do we bear the cold
When you and I both know
That the days are getting old
And our time has come to go.

So let's see how far away
You and I can get away,
And never make our way back home.

I don't wanna see the day
That we catch up to our fate,
Cos we're always gonna say,
"Do you remember yesterday?"
So let's drive until the dawn,
And then keep moving on
Through tunnels in the dark
And mountains in the stars.

So let's see how far away
You and I can get away,
And never make our way back home;
Cos if we can find a place
Where we need to yesterdays,
Then we'll never come back home.

And we've already left,
Even if it's only in our heads,
And we won't come back again.

So let's see how far away
You and I can get away,
And never make our way back home;
Cos if we can find a place
Where we need to yesterdays,
Then we'll never come back home,
No we'll never come back home,
No we'll never come back home.
Track Name: Invade My Planet
I looked for you in photographs,
But you were always just out of the frame;
And I wonder all about you,
But feels as though I barely know your name.
How can you be so alien,
So beautiful with mysterious ways?
Cos your voice is just an echo
Bouncing from the depths of outer space.

So come on colliding through—
Invade my planet;
Crash-land into my room—
Invade my planet.

You gave us our beginning—
The darkness separated from the light;
But we've been hiding in the shadow,
And never see an ending to this night;
So spin and hypnotize me,
Until my mind is under your control;
I'm breathing so much easier
The more and more that you invade my soul.

So come on colliding through—
Invade my planet;
Crash-land into my room—
Invade my planet.

So come on colliding through—
Invade my planet;
Crash-land into my room—
Invade my planet.

So come on colliding through—
Invade my planet;
Crash-land into my room—
Invade my planet.
Track Name: Not Enough
It's just the consequence
Of catching just a glimpse of you—
You're everything I could ever want;
My heart was on the chase
After just a taste of you
On the tip of my tongue.

Oh, I was high and dry,
But you satisfy;
Still you leave me wanting more.

Cos knowing you is not enough,
It's not enough for me;
Knowing you is not enough, it's not enough.

I don't just want to share my life with you,
I want you to become my whole life;
Cos I don't need a friend,
I need an everything,
And I need you just to make it through this life.

Cos knowing you is not enough,
It's not enough for me;
Knowing you is not enough, it's not enough.
Just knowing you is not enough,
It's not enough for me;
Knowing you is not enough, it's not enough.

Oh, I was high and dry,
But you satisfy;
Still you leave me wanting more.

Knowing you is not enough,
It's not enough for me;
Knowing you is not enough, it's not enough.
Knowing you is not enough,
It's not enough for me;
Knowing you is not enough, it's not enough.

Just knowing you is not enough;
Just knowing you—it's not enough.
Knowing you is not enough,
And it's never gonna be.
Track Name: Samson's Song
What is this weakness that I feel?
I let the seduction go too far.
The hair that once flowed down my back is gone;
They gouged out my eyes and they chained up my feet.

So how am I strong now that I'm weak?
How can I have hope when everything is so bleak?
Now that I'm blind, how can I see?
Now that I'm useless, how can you use me?

Look at this prisoner I've become;
I captured myself with my own pride.
They shackled me up, they made me a spectacle;
I guess that's the price that I have to pay.

So how am I strong now that I'm weak?
How can I have hope when everything is so bleak?
Now that I'm blind, how can I see?
Now that I'm useless, how can you use me?

I cry out a prayer of desperation,
Wondering if you'll still listen to me;
You are my only source of life—
You are my hope, you are my sight, you are my strength.

And I am so strong now that I'm weak,
Cos you are my hope when everything is so bleak;
And now that I'm blind, I clearly see;
Now that I'm useless, you're free to use me.

And I am so strong now that I'm weak,
Cos you are my hope when everything is so bleak;
And now that I'm blind, I clearly see;
Now that I'm useless, you're free to use me,
You're free to use me,
You're free to use me,
So God, won't you use me?
Track Name: A Fighting Chance
Hold your breath,
Take the time to hear me plead my case;
Walking out would be your worst regret,
And all your could-have-beens can't be erased,
So let me say…

I swear I'm gonna sweep you off your feet
If you give me a fighting chance;
You're gonna see what you've never seen
If you give me a fighting chance,
Just give me a fighting chance.

Catch your breath,
Take the time to look me in the eye;
All you thought you knew you can forget,
You'll find out what it means to be alive
If you just let me try.

Cos I swear I'm gonna sweep you off your feet
If you give me a fighting chance;
You're gonna go where you've never been
If you give me a fighting chance,
Just give me a fighting chance.

All you thought you knew you can forget,
Walking out would be your worst regret;
You're gonna see what you've never seen,
And go where you've never been
If you give me a fighting chance.

Cos I swear I'm gonna sweep you off your feet
If you give me a fighting chance;
You're gonna see what you've never seen
If you give me a fighting chance,
Just give me a fighting chance
Just give me a fighting chance.
Track Name: Secondhand
You could be like
All that I see
You to be
Or maybe more;
And in my mind
I could believe
That we could be
So much more,
But all I find
Are fantasies
And wonderings
But nothing more,
Cos every time
We almost speak
You just leave me
Wanting more.

But I'd like to know you myself,
To have our own stories to tell;
So let's take these secondhand moments and
Put them away on the shelf,
So you'll know me and I
Will know you for myself.

Every word
You say to me
Is on repeat
Inside my mind;
And in a blur
You come and leave
And give me to
Such little time
To confirm
That you and me
Were meant to be—
It's our design;
But like a curse,
I can't get free
From what I need:
I need some time with you.

Cos I'd like to know you myself,
To have our own stories to tell;
So let's take these secondhand moments and
Put them away on the shelf,
So you'll know me and I
Will know you for myself.

Time stands in-between us,
But time is all that I need,
So come, sit down beside me, cos I…

I'd like to know you myself,
To have our own stories to tell;
So let's take these secondhand moments and
Put them away on the shelf,
So you'll know me and I…

I'd like to know you myself,
We'll write our own stories to tell;
So let's take these secondhand moments and
Put them away on the shelf,
So you'll know me and I,
So you'll know me and I,
Come get to know me so I
Will know you for myself.
Track Name: Conceive
This is what our eyes are seeing, what some cannot conceive;
It's lost between the iris and the mind.
Out beyond the dry cement, deciphering the noise,
They're drowning in the wake you leave behind.

Illogically, their explanations cover up your tracks
To turn us over to our thoughts absurd;
But you could pluck the stars from heaven, plant them here on earth,
To bring a little light into your world.

Your songs are all melodic riddles hidden in our brains—
We're singing what we barely understand;
Strike up like a philharmonic no one's ever heard,
A symphony of sounds unknown to man.

So the truth is hiding in the places still unseen,
Undiluted by humanity;
And so you say that those are blest who nonetheless believe,
I still confess my mind cannot conceive.
Track Name: Closer To The Moon
Beautiful, don't take flight;
Tell me why you're always prone
To desert your only home;
You'll never make it all alone.
You took a drive last night
Down an open empty road;
You never tell me where you go,
And I'm afraid I'll never know.

So could you slow down,
Maybe turn around?
Cos tonight I think I'm getting closer to the moon
Than I am, than I am to you.

I'm gonna stay up late
Waiting for your safe return;
That's a lesson that I've learned—
You'll come back when you get burned.
I'll be the one to chase,
I won't be the one to run,
Cos you're the only one I want,
Still I guess that's not enough.

So could you slow down,
Maybe turn around?
Cos tonight I think I'm getting closer to the moon,
Tonight I think I'm getting closer to the moon
Than I am, than I am to you.

So could you slow down,
Maybe turn around?
Cos tonight I think I'm getting closer to the moon,
Tonight I think I'm getting closer to the moon,
Tonight I think I'm getting closer to the moon,
Tonight I swear I'm getting closer to the moon
Than I am, than I am to you.

I'm closer to the moon.
Oh, I'm closer, I'm closer to the moon
Than I am, than I am to you.
Track Name: Dissolve
When I left you standing there
Did you know it was the end?
Did your melancholy stare
Mean to tell me what you meant?
Did your heart know right away
What mine did not want to hear
Would be what you soon would say
Into a resistant ear?

But all of our tomorrows soon become our yesterdays
Before we know exactly what to say.

So this is me
Saying I'm alright,
Though all I could do was fall
Without putting up a fight;
You took yourself away,
And I got on with my life,
But I'm alright
Despite how hard you tried.

And so my eyes, they saw
What they did not want to see:
The very final time
That you would be seen by me.

But all of our tomorrows just dissolve and float away
Before we have the chance to seize the day.

So this is me
Saying I'm alright,
Though all I could do was fall
Without putting up a fight;
You took yourself away,
And I got on with my life,
But I'm alright
Despite how hard you tried.

This is me
Saying I'm alright,
Though all I could do was fall
Without putting up a fight;
You took yourself away,
And I got on with my life,
Yeah, but I'm alright.

This is me
Saying I'm alright;
Our tunnel's at its end,
But I do not see the light;
So just run away,
And I will get on with my life,
Yeah, I'll be alright,
I said I'm gonna be alright,
Yeah, I'm alright
Despite how hard you tried,
Despite how hard you tried,
I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be alright
Despite how hard you tried.

I'm singing of a puzzle
That no man can ever solve:
You're clinging to her hand,
Then you're watching her dissolve.
Track Name: Jump The Gun
You never made it your mission
To blow my mind away;
But now this gentle transition
Crawls at a cripple's pace.
A thousand miles on this journey,
But just a step at a time;
For everything that I'm learning,
I feel like I'm losing my mind.

You make me feel like a blind
Because of all that you see;
I look at only the future,
You see the moments between;
You wisely lay the foundation,
I'm dying to jump the gun,
But I'll try and watch the creation
Of what we're gonna become.

While we're underneath this moon,
While we still call it today,
I won't make plans to make a move
Unless you're doing the same;
Don't know the rest of the story,
Just what I want it to say;
This empty pages before me—
Fill every one with your name,
Fill every one with your name,
Fill every one with your name.