You and Me

by Stephen Charles

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released June 1, 2013

Recorded at Burning Brick Music

Stephen Charles Jenkins - Vocals, Trumpet
Dean DiMarzo - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Synthesizer
Victoria Rose - Backing Vocals (on "Move On" and "Write Me Off")
Paul Jenkins - Flute (on "Turn the Page")
Dave Paul - Trombone, Clarinet (on "Turn the Page")

Written by Stephen Charles Jenkins
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Lloyd Smith
Produced by Dean DiMarzo and Lloyd Smith

Photography by Kelly Pfeister
Design by Dean DiMarzo

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Track Name: Everything
She drives like she's 65 and, she thinks it makes me crazy. She plays music I don't like, but I don't really mind. Because she stays up with me all night, and talks me down when I'm not alright. For better or worse she puts me first, whatever the weather we weather together.

She's my everything, she's the only one I need. She has everything I want, and she is always there for me. I love everything about her, and all the world around her is always bright, for me.

She smiles like the sun can shine, but don't she know how her love shakes me. The light of her beautiful eyes; it takes my breath away. Yeah, she's chicken soup when I get sick. She's the sun when I am cold. She's everything I've waited for, and so much more than beautiful.

Yeah, she's my everything, she's the only one I need. She has everything I want, and she is always there for me. I love everything about her, and all the world around her is always bright, for me.

You're part of everything I know.
You've got a piece of me inside your soul.
Girl I won't ever tell a lie, to you.
And I could never say goodbye, to you.

You're my everything, you're the only one I need. You have everything I want, and you are always there for me. I love everything about you, and all the world around you is always bright, for me.
...always bright, for me.
Track Name: Last Request
The funny thing about waking up alone, is that there's more than just a lack of heat that's got you feelin' cold. Funny how you said you'd be here, and now you're not around. Funny how I searched that whole damn town, you were nowhere to be found. And how the funniest thing around me now are the tears of a clown. Kinda funny how no ones laughing now....(cause baby)

I know, you know, you always wanted something great and
I know, you know, that something isn't me and well-

Look how you made a fool of me.
But why settle for something less if you could always have the best?
You made a fool of me.
I guess that I failed your test and this is how it's gotta be,
You made a fool of me.

The funny thing about running from yourself;
is you can change your face an' rearrange your place.
But you can't be someone else.
I said there's a, a funny thing about running from yourself.
Its that eventually you're gonna catch yah,
and you might not like what's left.
I've found the funniest thing about being alone is that sometimes it hurts like hell.
And the one last thing that's got me laughing is that I do it to myself.
(And even though)

I know, you know, you always wanted something great now
I know, you know, it's something I can't be and well-

Look how you made a fool of me.
But why settle for something less if you could always have the best?
You made a fool of me.
I guess that I failed your test and this is how it's gotta be,
You made a fool of me.

And if your home is where your heart is, then I've been feeling heartless for almost sixteen months.
I've watched the black heart in my chest rot, so baby take your best shot. There's nothing left to hit.
But I should have known better...
I guess I could have known better, than this...(so baby)

Do me a favor? Don't talk to me, for a while. Just for a while.
And do me a favor; get away. Just get away from me.
Do me a favor; don't forget. I'm on my knees and it's my last request ohh

I know, you know, you always wanted something great and,
And now I see, why we could never be and well-
...

A fool of me.
But why settle for something less if you could always have the best?
You made a fool of me.
I guess that I failed your test and this is how it's gotta be,
You made a fool of me.
Track Name: Move On
When the heart you know becomes the heart you knew,
when you think you're lost 'cause you can't find you.
You know better than that.
And when the love you feel becomes the love you felt,
but you can't move on because there's no one else.
You know better, than that.

Sometimes it's time to move on,
sometimes it's time to let go.
Sometimes I know it feels wrong,
But only time will show;
if we know better than that.

And when the promises made become the lies we told,
when we can't slow down and we're getting old.
Will we ever take our chance to fly,
and leave this life of lies.
Will we know better, than that?

But sometimes it's time to move on,
sometimes it's time to let go.
Sometimes I know it feels wrong,
But only time will show;
if we know better than that.

And even though you can't be next to me,
I'll always know the best of me's;
the love you showed my life.
I'll remember every night we shared,
the time we spent without a care.
I never meant to make you cry.

But sometimes it's time to move on,
sometimes it's time to let go.
Sometimes you've got to be strong,
even when you've lost all hope
Yeah, sometimes it's time to move on,
sometimes it's time to let go.
Sometimes I know it feels wrong,
But only time will show;
if we know better,
if I know better,
if we know better than that.
Track Name: You and Me
You don't trust me, 'cause I lied to you. And, you don't love me; 'cause I hurt you too bad. (but) Don't judge me, I'm just trying to get along. And don't worry dear, I won't try for long.

She said "you and me, were thinking of someone else, and always drinking to somebody else when we said..."

Here's to you, and here's to me. Here's to all of things that we'll never be.
Here's to you, and here's to me. Here's to all of the sights that we'll never see. Here's to you.

And even though we gave everything, you can't give love you don't feel. If it's not real, it isn't right. So I've made up my mind yeah; you can stay here tonight, just this one last time.

Baby you and me, were thinking of someone else, and always drinking to somebody else still we said...

Here's to you, and here's to me. Here's to all of things that we'll never be.
Here's to you, and here's to me. Here's to all of the sights that we'll never see.

Oh, remember when we thought forever meant we'd never die?
Remember how we said "I love you dear"? Do you remember how we lied? Thinkin' we could last forever, until we realized; it all comes down to nothing in the end, just a handful of broken lies.
But you can't say, we didn't try.

So here's to you, and here's to me. Here's to all of things that we'll never be.
Here's to you, and here's to me. Here's to all of the sights that we'll never see. Here's to you.

Here's to you.
Track Name: Runaway
She's gonna run away tonight. Left a note by the telephone to let 'em know, she'd be alright. She don't care where she's going to. "Cause shes at the end of the rope she wove, and she don't know what else to do.
Seve years on down the road; sunny days in the sun shine states but every day, she feels so cold. What happened to her great escape?
Seven years ago was such a bad idea; seven years of waste.

And now she's just about out of smack and patience, wishin' out loud; "Would someone save this girl? And take her to a better world."

She's gonna go back home tonight. Couldn't run from the girl she was but now she knows, she'll be alright. She finally gave up the race. So she called her Dad on a borrowed phone, the tears streamed down his face..

He said "I was just about out of hope a patience, wishing some day I'd see your face again. And there's no need to cry, or try to make me understand why. Just come home, it's okay; 'cause everybody makes mistakes."
Track Name: Hold On
If your eyes have seen enough to make them blind, and your heart it screams "No, not this time." hold on. And if you paid the cost, and lost your ground, if your faith is lost; remember what you've found.

And take my hand if the pain's too real. Hold on hope even though you feel...

Like your the one God forgot, and your spirit's all but lost. When you're scared, when it's dark; we are the voice inside your heart.
Know you're not the only one.

So its times like these we wonder "Is there someone thinkin' of me?". Its times like these you'll hang your head, but at times like these we scream "hold on". So if you think you cannot walk, if you know its time to crawl. Know we're all right here for you dear, and we won't let you fall.

Take my hand if the pain's too real. Hold on hope even though you feel...

Like your the one God forgot, and your spirit's all but lost. When you're scared, when it's dark; we are the voice inside your heart.
Know you're not the only one.

We are the ones holding on, and our hope is far from gone. We are the scared, we are the hurt who bear this pain so undeserved.
We are not the only ones.
You are not the only one.
Track Name: Write Me Off
Well I might fly right back to you, if i could find my wings. But time has torn them from my back and replaced them with these strings; that bind me here so far from you, and right where I belong. But it's not who I wanna be, and this just feels so wrong.
For all the things I put you through, I get what I deserve. I've paid for every single day, all the bridges that I've burned. And well I hope wherever you may be, you're right where you belong. And when you awaken from your dream, I hope you hear this song.

And please don't write me off just yet. I don't have the cleanest record, and I'm not the safest bet. But if you'll give me one last chance; I might make it worth your while, and in a while I'll be your friend again.

Now time has flown and we both have grown into the ones we've always been. I can't erase the mistakes I've made, I can't expect you forget. I guess the memory will follow me, into the bitter end. The racing thoughts of all I've lost to the person that I've been.

And please don't write me off just yet. I don't have the cleanest record, and I'm not the safest bet. But if you'll give me one last chance; I might make it worth your while, and in a while I'll be your friend again.

Well they say to aire is only human, but to forgive, divine. So I am asking you for your divinity. I'm asking you to forgive me.

And please don't write me off just yet. I don't have the cleanest record, and I'm not the safest bet. But if you'll give me one last chance; I might make it worth your while, and in a while I'll be your friend again.
...and in a while I'll be your friend again
Track Name: Wrong Turn
Heaven never waits, and the devil is a patient man.
Been there before, and give it all to go back again, the first chance I get.
We were once so great, suit of armor and a righteous word.
But we lost our way, and destroyed all we revered.

I must have made a wrong turn (x3)
I must have made a wrong...

Sinners become saints, watch the saints all lose their way.
And renounce their faith, break the last of the vows they've made.
When blazing infernos become slow burns...

I must have made a wrong turn (x3)
I must have made a wrong...
Turnnnnnnnnn, Turnnnnnnnnn....

Well, I've wasted so much time, become the things I fear.
I don't know who or where I am. What am I doing here?

I must have made a wrong turn (x3)
I must have made a wrong...

I must have made a wrong turn.
(We forge the links of our own chains)
I must have made a wrong turn.
(This life is just a waiting game)
I must have made a wrong turn.
(We forge the links of our own chains)
I must have made a wrong turn.
(It's always been a waiting game)
For the devil is a patient man.
Track Name: Turn the Page
I'll walk all the earth, and I'll sleep in her trees. I'll go where I wanna go, and I'll do, I will do as I please. I swim through these open skies, and I'll dream in her seas. But one day I'll close these eyes of mine, so would you make this promise to me?

When I'm gone, just, remember my name.
When I'm gone, you, carry on the same.
Though I'm gone don't you cry a sad tear from your eye.
Just remember how love made us strong.
When I'm gone.

We gaze at the stars, and they stare into us. But we're thousands of years apart, and may have already turned to dust. But all things carry on, through space and in time. So I'm not that scared of dying, but don't you dare leave my heart behind.

When I'm gone, just, remember my name.
When I'm gone, you, carry on the same.
Though I'm gone don't you cry a sad tear from your eye.
Just remember that life carries on.
When I'm gone.

(All, our, eyes, shed, tears, sometimes.
Your, fears, will, find, you at your most vulnerable.
And someday, we, all, face, the, strange, the greatest, change.
We never close the book...we just turn the page.) x3