Hard To Control

by David Blair

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My first album ever. I wrote, recorded, produced and played every instrument on the album with the exception of a couple guitar tracks here and there and some violin and cello.

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released July 19, 2007

Written, Recorded, Produced, Mixed by David Blair
Mastered by Jamie Sitar at Suite Sound

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David Blair Vancouver, British Columbia

David is a hugger, conversationalist, dancer, athlete, lover and adventure junky! Maker of music videos and video blogs you can find some of his adventures on youtube along with his videos at www.youtube.com/davidblairmusic

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Track Name: All I Want
I think you noticed oh
I bet you noticed by now
I’m just a tiny bit loud
I’m my own little crowd

Let your hair down
Girl go head unbutton your shirt
Lets see that famous smirk
Hike a little more skirt

We’re gonna dance mmhmm
We’re gonna dance all night long
Down a drink that’s really strong
And sing your favourite song

Cause all I really want is
All I really want is you
To have some fun
And feel the moments one by one
All I really want is
All I really want is you
To play with me
And unlock our intimacy

You’re so fantastic oh
I’m so distracted its true
I can’t take my eyes off you
You’re such a beautiful view

We’ll take a trip runaway
Drive my car to the ground
And leave it in someone else’s town
I didn’t want it anyhow

Chorus

And when the sun rises up I know that you’ll be with me
No matter what cause it couldn’t be better with anyone else you see
With anyone else
Track Name: Never Wanna Live Without
You know that we have done some crazy things together
Remember running naked through the park together
It wasn’t long ago we professed our love and things were all good

But things have changed although it’s still sunny weather
And we’re not making love no more to each other
But I wouldn’t trade the world for what we have instead ‘cause you know

I don’t ever wanna live without
Never ever wanna see you down
Take the memries that we love the most
Put them in a book and make a toast

Cry a river on your shoulder at night
Be as vulnerable as I would like
Call in sick for work and run through the rain
Make a moment that we can’t explain!

You know I still can’t stand that you’re always on time
And I know that you hate it I’m late past a dime
I’m a little bit vain and I talk about myself a little too much

You’re a little bit strange when you dance your dance
A little stubborn when you want your way there’s no chance
That you’re ever gonna change and I like it that way

I don’t ever wanna live without
So here’s to you and what you’re all about
Take the mem’ries that we love the most
Put them in a book and make a toast

Cry a river on your shoulder at night
Be as vulnerable as I would like
Call in sick for work and run through the rain
Make a moment that we can’t explain!

Was there ever any doubt
That we’d always stick it out
Through thick and through the thin
Ya I think there was one time
That our souls just didn’t rhyme
But that’s what has brought us to this place
Track Name: Saved For You
You never know
On any given day
What the day will show
And what you can learn
If you wanna know
The answers to your mistakes
And heart breaks

And it breaks my heart
When you fall apart

I just want you to heal
I just want you to feel
The bricks taken off your back

I wish I hadn’t said what I said
I wanna jump in your head
And find out what you’re thinking
Find out why you’re sinking
Sing a melody
Help you out of a tree
As I continue to think out loud and I

Say uh uh its not enough to quit
Sew you up when you are torn and ripped
Kiss your pain goodbye when you fall from the sky
Its you – and you know – my best is saved for you
Saved for you

Solid oak tree is what I try to be
But somehow through the holes you see in me
There’s a light that shines to my surprise

And you’re all I want
When you fall apart

Throw my answers away
For every question you say
Cause I know that its for the best
If I

Close my eyes and start
To listen with my heart
Give you room to breathe
And let you pour your thoughts on me
Sing a melody
Help you out of a tree
As you continue to think out loud and you
Track Name: Renegade Soul
People call me crazy cause they can’t quite figure me out
But I know
Nothing in this world can save me nothing ‘cept a little love for my heart broke soul
(nothing can save me my heart broken soul)
Sometimes I hear the song
Sometimes I stand deaf and alone
A cat that uses all nine lives
That’s me – that’s just how I thrive
When I hurt, when I heal, as I waltz through this crazy game

I talk a million words in a beat
When signs are sayin I shouldn’t speak
Some days I’m in the front row at church
Some nights I’m plotting plans in the dirt
To escape, steal a day, run away, to another town to play

Cause I’m a renegade soul
I’m always ready to go
Cause I don’t know how to slow – down
To keep my feet on the ground and stick around

Suffocating slowly in a soft warm comfortable place – doesn’t feel right
Killing you with kindness is the way I like to get in your face - calm as midnight

Sometime I lack the discipline
I speed and pay the price again
I know this day is soon gonna end
Before its done I’m having no regerets
Running hard, driving fast, jumping blind, falling further from my place

When I feel fine and my life is safe
That’s when I draw the line and contemplate this place
Track Name: All My Love
I want to I need to
I feel with my heart
What I say to you

All the songs that I sing
All the flowers I bring
Don’t begin to show you
All my love, all my love

All the blue in the sky
All the sun in my eyes
This is what you are

You bring peace to my mind
Lov’ly mem’ries I find
When I think of you and I pledge to you
All my love, all my love, all my love

If I knew of a chance that I’d be without you
I’d dry up and die
I just know that beyond a shadow of a doubt
That you’re there for me

I want to I need to I feel with my heart
When I say I do
I love you I love you I love you
I love you I love you I love you
I feel you I know you your thoughts are with me always, always
Track Name: Let You Go
I felt you leave
Awhile ago
And it tore me all to pieces
Put my game face on
Held my feelings back
Hoping desperately for changes
But now its gone too far

I don’t wanna feel you
I don’t wanna need you
I just wanna move on
I just need some time to leave it all behind me
Bleed you from my body
Cry you out my system
I just wanna let you go
I just wanna let you go

Try to tell myself
That I’m better off
Even when I’m feeling lonely
Took your pictures down
Buy only one by one
As I re-lived every memry
Try to hold back what I know

I don’t wanna feel you
I don’t wanna need you
I just wanna move on
I just need some time to leave it all behind me
Bleed you from my body
Cry you out my system
I just wanna let you go
I just wanna let you go
Track Name: Just You
There’s something ‘bout the way you live
That turns me on
I see you fight the rain and wind
They both slide and blow off your skin
And how you never grab onto habits that--
That hold you down
Find a flower of faith when you need it most
And you let it grow

It’s just you_________
You, the truth and your love
That I see___________
Crossing deserts and seas
Just you

When I was growing up as a kid
I watched He-man and Starwars and stories that would always spin
My dreams up in whirlwinds and my fantasies into space
But the hero guiding me
With all my hopes and trials to face
Was always standing with two feet on the ground
Making my life so profound
Raising me day after day wiping tears

It was you_______
You, your truth and your love
Gave to me________
To cross all the deserts and seas
Just you
Instrumental

It was you_______
You, your truth and your love
Gave to me________
To cross all the deserts and seas
Just you
Track Name: Until It's Right
I used to write love songs
I used to fall hard with every crush
Lassoed the moon down
Gave it to the special girls I touched
Lost in a fantasy of my world
Scared ‘em away with too much of me
Now I let it be

All my life I’ve waited for you
Painted pictures built a house to
Hold up through the winter and at night
But I will wait until she’s right
it’s right….. for me

I’ve followed the road
Now it’s my turn to pick my path
I think that I’m close
To possibly finding her - the one I love the most ya
Maybe she’s someone I’ve known all my life
Maybe she’s on the bus next to me
And I won’t let it be

All my life I’ve waited for you
Painted pictures built a house to
Hold up through the winter and at night
But I will wait until she’s right
Maybe she’s someone I’ve known all my life
Maybe she’s on the train next to me
Maybe I should see…..

All my life I’ve waited for you
Painted pictures built a house to
Hold up through the winter and at night
But I’ll continue waiting..
All my life I’ve waited for you
Painted pictures built a house to
Hold up through the winter and at night
And I’ll continue waiting for her
I’ll continue waiting….
Waiting for her
Track Name: Trial By Self
I
Lost my sight
Lost my breath
Lost the fight
Somehow

I, I
Closed my eyes
Clenched my hands
And disappeared in fear

My foolish lies
They led me far from my life
Hid me away
From friends that tried to save me

Its been said before
That once its done its done
The knives I pull out your heart
Leave their ugly scars

And now I cry as I pray
For strength to finally say
I’m listenin I love you I love you I love you
But how can I sew back the torn trust between us

Its all I can do
Now its all I can do
Now its all I can do
Now and I --
It’s a trial by self

Tried to hide that side of me you hated
You couldn’t find a way to escape it
I bled my pain onto your plate
But it was already full of your own mistakes
It’s a trial by self
A trial by self
Trial by self
Track Name: Hard To Control
Sunday driving home
There’s no one on the road it’s late – can’t think
But all my thoughts are screaming out loud
Stare at the road
As the yellow lines guide me home
And I’m fading far away on a train wreck of emotion

My eyes glaze over as I lose myself
How do I return to what only seemed like moments ago

Chorus
I want my life back, some questions solved
I long for that balance that I always seemed to have when I was young
So hard to gauge now
When I’ve gone too far
It seems my extremes are so hard to control
So hard to control

Wake up its Wednesday
Feel like I’m 20 pounds overweight
Sleep deprived, I’m out of shape and my life’s a month behind
Social life on the shelf
I’m running marathons to change my health
But my friends say now they’ve lost another friend and it hurts

Dive in to a blanket of work to escape
Try to fix my mistakes by overcompensating

I want my life back, some questions solved
I long for that balance that I always seemed to have when I was young
So hard to gauge now
When I’ve gone too far
It seems my extremes are so hard to control
So hard to control

Bridge
I’m tryin to find the line
Between black and white, day and night
I need to fight for balance in what’s wrong and right
Track Name: Something That You Said To Me
Sometimes, I’m left to think about what you said
Until the next day, because it takes a little while before it sinks in my head
And all my thoughts are, I hope this all works out for the best
Because I’m fighting with my hope and my faith and my purpose in life
But you reminded me of what that is and every time you do you make me wanna sing

Chorus
Something that you said to me
Has given me the strength I needed
Something more than what I am
Has pulled me all together
Changed my life forever
I know what I want now
(changed my life forever)
I know what I need now
(always and forever)

Knowing that you know me
Better than myself
You come back to me building my heart back up
Knowing I’ll hold again real soon
And if you wanna know and wanna see
Why things are working now

Chorus
Something that you said to me has given me the strength I needed
Something more than what I am has pulled me all together changed my life forever
I know what I want now (changed my life forever)
I know what I need now (always and forever)

Bridge
I know this time won’t be the last time
That I’m cut down to my knees
But I know next time I fall
I’ll hear what I need just like always
Chorus x2
I know what I want now
Ya ya
I know what I need now
Ya ya
Track Name: Can You Feel It
Ohh lately, in your eyes I can see all the fun
That you know you can’t hide
You have all the time in the world
To believe that the playground is yours

You get lost in a fantastic place
Only found when you’re winning the race
Sing the song…..

Are – you – ready for the sunshine
Are - you - ready for the rain
Jump in the sea take it from me
Everything’s how it should be
Can you feel it?!!

And now its dark but the light’s not all gone
The glow of the sky keeps you calm
And you’re running out of thoughts to say
As the fire flickers away

But you know - there’s a time and a place
Go to sleep let the sun warm your face
Sing the song ….. oooh
Track Name: London Is Calling (Acoustic)
London is calling, calling
Your name
And out of the fog it plays a game
Some days I lose
The city I’m from
Its just a town compared to this place

London is calling, calling
Your name
Whispers through shadows
And through its fame
And anonymity hides people and souls as a transient population flows onto the west side of town
And you just survive, sometimes
You barely survive

London can’t hear me cry as I’m talking back
Swallowed by the sky
My voice starts to crack
I lost my place and found it here
I left my home and made it here
Dug up my life and sewed the seeds to make a living here
And I just survive, sometimes
I barely survive

Its hard to wake up when it’s a cold day
There’s someone waiting to take my place
Steal my air supply in the elevator and subways
No privacy but alone being watched all day

And I just survive, sometimes
I barely survive…..