He Told Me It’d Be Easy (and that you wouldn’t walk away)

I saw you there, standing just one short mile away
Oh, how our eyes play tricks on us sometimes
Because I have not stopped walking your direction
Since I set my eyes on you some time ago
And the man that told me I could fly to you
Over obstacles that block the way
Well, he was wrong
He told me it’d be easy and that you wouldn’t walk away
What a lie he told to me

Time flies by when your within reach of your dreams
Yeah, hairs turn gray quicker the slicker your fingers’ grasp
Still, I have not stopped reaching across these trenches in my way
To get to you, like I set to do some time ago

And I’ve been running to, I’ve been running to
But what have I been running from, because I never took a peek
I never dared to look behind me, I’ve been set on running to
But what I’ve been running to is your front window
I am on the outside looking in to watch you smile
I cannot give, I cannot take, so close, yet so far away
Is all behind me wasted, is all behind me gone
Is this as alone as I will ever be
Is this as alone as you are beyond the window
Beyond my fingertips against the glass
And my breath upon the air

The man that told me I could fly to you
He was so very wrong

No, it’s been too hard to get this far and I cannot let go
This is the reason I am here
I will save you, whatever it takes
So I knock at the door, then I wait, this is my part

So I will stand tall as I now wait for you to look me in the eye
And I will not budge, because
By God’s grace I’ve made it here, and by God’s grace I will be strong
But will I be strong enough to walk away?

-Zach

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To Live For You

Take me away
From all of this reality
I feel so far
From everything but you
If I can just see your eyes

And I long just
To be with you
And I live just
To live for you

Bring me close
To see what you’re thinking
I want to know
Everything about you
When I can just see your eyes

And I long just
To be with you
And I live just
To live for you

Take my hand
And take me away
Take my hand
And let’s fly away

-Zach

Some Kind of Perfection

I’ve never wanted walking in the rain
To last longer than that day with you
But what for?
I can’t figure out if I wanted
To drown out everything but you
Or if I wanted to drown myself

You’re some kind of perfection
And I’m possibly without a doubt
Looking for it inside you
You’re some kind of perfection
And I’m possibly without a doubt
Trying to escape how real it is
Oh, your eyes have done more than you know

I’ve never wanted time to tick slower
And keep forever that time with you
But what for?
I can’t figure out if I wanted
To stop time and get to know you
Or if I wanted all that time to myself

You’re some kind of perfection
And I’m possibly without a doubt
Looking for it inside you
You’re some kind of perfection
And I’m possibly without a doubt
Trying to escape how real it is
Oh, your eyes have done more than you know

And I hope that it’s not your eyes that kept me
Or I’ll have to avoid my own
And I hope that the best friend that I see
Will never be the downfall of me

-Zach

Nervous Habit

This nervous habit’s coming back again
Picking at my brain and tearing through my head
This old habit’s getting after me again
Reaching for my heart and digging through my skin

And I regret
That I never quite learned
How to fight back

So I guess that I’ll just run away
From everything that looks my way
So I guess that I’ll just run away
Why did I ever look back in the first place?

This nervous habit’s coming back again
Laughing through it’s teeth, staring through my head
This old habit’s coming after me again
Going for the throat to drag me back into the dirt

And I regret
That I never quite learned
How to fight back

So I guess that I’ll just run away
From everything that looks my way
So I guess that I’ll just run away
Why did I ever look back in the first place?

I know that I just can’t run away
I know that I should never look back again
I know that I just can’t run away
But I don’t know how to stop looking back

And I regret
That I never quite learned
How to stop looking back
And that I never quite learned
How to fight back

-Zach

Burnt and Fallen

Burn it down
All the bridges and the streets
In this whole town
Will take all it can get while
It’s falling down
All the places and the faces won’t turn around

Come back, come follow
Come out of the fire
Come back, come follow
Come reach out to love

Falling down
As her feet stumble down the streets
Because this whole town
Can’t stand the earthquake’s shake
It’s tumbling down
Please girl make it out of there alive

Come back, come follow
Come out of the fire
Come back, come follow
Come reach out to love

She’s fallen down
In the middle of the quake
She’s fallen down
In the dark of the night
She can’t get up
Without His hands
And now she’s reaching out

Come back, come follow
Come out of the fire
Come back, come follow
Come reach out to love

-Zach

Breathe the Air

Listen to the wind
As it flies by
And try and catch a breath
Just give up on yourself
And let go of what you know

Breathe the air
Take it in
You can’t do this on
Your own
Close your eyes
Count to ten
It’s all you’ve ever wanted

Look at yourself
As you sit there
And try to catch a glimpse
Just give up on yourself
And let go of what you know

Listen to the wind
As it flies by
And try to take it in
Just close your eyes
To see what’s real

-Zach

Like You Don’t Know How to Fly

Live, like you don’t know how to
Cry, and all you can do is
Sigh, when you fail another
Time, you’re learning how to
Fly, reaching for the
Sky, to find a better
Life, don’t try to tell a
Lie, don’t try to tell a

Lie, look me in the
Eyes, say it one more
Time, put your life on the
Line, put your life on the line

Line, winding from the
Light, there it doesn’t look so
Bright, almost fading from
Sight, will you just learn to
Fly, reaching for the
Sky, it’s the better
Life, you know I wouldn’t
Lie, you know I wouldn’t
Lie

Learning how to
Live, like you don’t know how to
Cry, learning how to
Live, like you don’t know how to
Fly

-Zach