LYRICS

 
 

THE OTHER SIDE

1. Bet My Life
2. Sorry Now
3. Young Love
4. Cut My Losses
5. Turning to Gold


LATE BLOOMER

1. Corner
2. Dig With Me
3. Melancholy Astronautic Man
4. Late Bloomer
5. Let It Go
6. Something to Hold On To
7. Leave It All Behind
8. Rally
9. Days I Regret
10. Passerby
Bonus Tracks
11. Prisoner of Hope
12. Make Your Move
13. Anywhere to Find You
14. Way With Words


BET MY LIFE
Words & Music by Allie Moss, Garrison Starr & Bill Lefler

Like a lion trapped inside a cage
I’ve been held up, trying to feel safe
Like a fire just starting to burn
Red hot lightning glowing in the dirt

If I raise my voice
Say what’s true
Stand my ground
Here with you

If I take the risk
Make the jump
I better clear the wall

Cuz I’m about to bet my life on it
I’m about to bet my life on it
Believe in every word, every word of it
I’m about to bet my life on it

Pressure building running through my blood
Still my heartbeat, let go of my tongue
Once I walk out on that limb alone
The choice is made & cannot be undone

I could just give up
Look for something new
I could turn around
Not see it through

But I know myself
All too well
And I couldn’t live with that

Oh I’m about to bet my life on it
I’m about to bet my life on it
Believe in every word, every word of it
I’m about to bet my life on it

Gonna bet my life, gonna bet my life
Gonna bet my life, gonna bet my life

I could just give up
But I know myself


SORRY NOW
Words & Music by Allie Moss, Garrison Starr & Bill Lefler


I don’t wanna be that way  

I got a little
a little way to go
wanna sit with it
for a little bit
There’s a sad freedom
in letting go of it
I don’t wanna give it all away

I got a little
a little way to go
wanna sit with it
for a little bit 

There’s a good reason  
I was holding on to it

There’s nothing I can do but say I’m sorry now
I never could’ve known what I didn’t know
There’s nothing you can do but say you’re sorry now
You never could’ve known what you didn’t know

I couldn’t find the words to say

We had a lot of love
We had a lot more left to show
Had to live through it
A little bit
We didn’t have to try so hard
It’s a hard lesson

It’s time I start forgiving myself
For everything I didn’t know
For everything I didn’t know
It’s time I start forgiving myself

 

YOUNG LOVE
Words & Music by Allie Moss, Garrison Starr & Bill Lefler


When you love somebody new
You feel alive and you’re ready for it all
It happens so fast

When you love somebody new
You can’t hide the way you want to fall
You can’t hold back


We just can’t get enough
It’s got me all wrapped up
You’ve got me feeling young love
This is the sweetest stuff
It’s all I’m dreaming of
You’ve got me feeling young love
Young love, young love
Young love, young love


When I’m holding on to you
I’m aglow, I’m a spark to a fire
That I can’t control


I’m unsteady whenever you’re near me
That first kiss made my knees weak
And it’s still happening


When you love somebody new
When you love somebody
It changes everything
When you love somebody new
When you love somebody
You feel it all again


You've got me feeling young
You've got me feeling love
 

CUT MY LOSSES
Words & Music by Allie Moss, Garrison Starr & Bill Lefler


I've never been a quitter
I'm the kind who wants to do the thing that's right
How do I know when to call it, to cut my losses
How do I know when I should fight?

I gave, I gave, I gave
I gave and I gave, I gave 


I’ve been stalling in a desert
No rain in sight
Still I’m drowning, I’m drowning at the same time
I’m thinking I should cut my losses

I gave, I gave, I gave
I gave and I gave


I gave it all
Til I had nothing left to give
I took it on
Til I was hanging by a thread
I waited long enough
But you never let me in
I gave it all


I’ve never been to heaven
But they say it feels like that when you’re in love
I guess the thing nobody mentions
Is that sometimes even love is not enough

 

 

TURNING TO GOLD
Words & Music by Allie Moss, Garrison Starr & Bill Lefler

 

What I feared most came true
I lost the only home I knew
And I found life on the other side

The green was greener
The air was cleaner
The sweet was sweeter, even sweeter


The sun is risin’ over skies
The grey horizon in my eyes

It’s turning to gold, turning to gold
Turning to gold, turning to gold
Turning to gold, turning to gold
Turning to gold


What I feel most comes through
When I was afraid
I held on too tight
Till the cracks let in the light


Now the green is greener
The air is cleaner
The sweet is sweeter, it’s even sweeter


The sun is rising over skies
The grey horizon in my eyes
 

It’s turning to gold, turning to gold
Turning to gold, turning to gold
Turning to gold, turning to gold
Turning to gold

 

LATE BLOOMER

 

Corner

words & music by Allie Moss

When your world trembles and quakes
And your footing suddenly shifts and shakes

Take my hand
We’ll hide in the corner, hide in the corner
Take my hand
We’ll hide til it’s over, til it’s all over

We have choices to make
We have promises that we can’t break
There is nothing left to lose
So hold on to me, I’ll hold on to you

La la la la la…
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Dig With Me

words & music by Allie Moss & Rob Seals

What gave me away?
Was it my face?
It’s written on there clear as day isn’t it?
Well, that’s one thing that’s still the same

And I won’t lie to you love
I’m not okay
I’ve already spent too much time hiding that
And that’s one thing that has to change

CHORUS:
Passions I laid to rest may still have some life in them
So dig, dig with me
Let’s raise this thing from the dead
And breathe some life in it
Believe with me

We always say that we know how
To make light of what’s heaviest somehow
Tell me that’s one thing that hasn’t changed

CHORUS

Lean my weight, lean your weight, lean our weight
Lean our weight, lean our weight, lean our weight

Let’s get our hands dirty
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Melancholy Astronautic Man

music by Allie Moss
words by Allie Moss & Rob Seals

You’re like a man
Alone in outer space
Cradling the earth in the palm of his hand
You orbit ’round
Tempted by her face
A beauty so alive she leaves you spellbound

Even the stars
Seem to burn for her

CHORUS:
What a melancholy astronautic man
You know that you’re falling
Without a place to land your heart
And you are worlds apart
Even when she’s in your arms

You say the things
You know will spark her laughter
Marvel at the glow of the light that it brings
But getting close
Is a darker matter
Forces are at work greater than you know

CHORUS

Round and round you go in circles
Round and round you go in circles
Round and round you go in circles

CHORUS
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Late Bloomer

words & music by Allie Moss & Jon Titterington

My first steps were sixteen, or even more
I spent month after month on the floor
Always been a late bloomer

I would cling to the wall or to a chair
Would not walk on my own, I was scared

Even in a song I am afraid
Even in a song I will not say

Always been a late bloomer

Even in a song I am afraid
Even in a song I will not say
Even in a song I will not say what I mean

Always been a late bloomer
And I know the truth hurts
I knew how to walk
But I was afraid to fall
I don’t wanna crawl anymore (always been a late bloomer)
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Let It Go

words by Allie Moss & Rob Seals
music by Allie Moss

My words in your mouth, finishing my phrase
It’s no surprise
That over these last four thousand days
You have become the one who can read my eyes

Darlin’ you see
The fear in me
And how I’d finally be
If I were willing to let it go

My hand in your hand underneath the table
Keeps me composed
Somehow you understand that I am more able than I know
Brave enough to let it go

Darlin’ you see
The fear in me
And how I’ll finally be
When I am willing to let it go

I don’t want to hold on tight to the
Ways that bring the death of me
Do the same thing over and over again
Expecting something different
You untether me

Darlin’ I see
The fear in me
And now I’m finally willing to let it go
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Something to Hold On To

Words & Music by Allie Moss

You give me something to hold on to
I hear your voice and it quiets my mind
Every beautiful melody
Every perfect, piercing line
You give me something to hold on to

You are a vessel of light to me tonight
And while I wrestle with demons and appetites
I cling to you

You give me something to hold on to
You tell the stories I need you to tell
Something in the way you sing
Pulls me out of my lonely hell
You give me something to hold on to
Sing to me

Sing to me, sing to me
Your melancholy songs
Sing to me, sing to me
And I will hold on
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Leave It All Behind

words & music by Allie Moss, Nate Campany, & Greg Holden

Take a look at where we are
Somehow we have found the point of no return
There’s no time to wait it out
We’ve gotta cross this bridge, or we will watch it burn

The first step will be the hardest one that we will take
One two three, are we ready?
One two One two three

CHORUS:
Oh, we’ll leave it all behind
Oh, and in its place we’ll find
The clarity we know we need, oh

When words collapse we fall apart
The pressure and the pain leave us paralyzed
Knowing there’s no going back, no way to be there now
We still need to try

The first step was the hardest but it’s not last
One two three, are we ready?

CHORUS

I will carry you will carry me
I will carry you will carry me
I know you know we need to leave it all behind, leave it all behind

CHORUS
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Rally

words & music by Allie Moss

When there’s nothing I can say to make things better
I sling my arm around your shoulder like a sweater
Try to bear some of the burden that you’re wearing
But I can’t seem to lift you

There’s nothing that makes me smile like your laughter
But this is not quite your happily ever after
Comedy or tragedy, we’ll write this one together
I’ll be there for you

We’ll rally, rally
We’ll rally around you
We’ll rally, rally around you

When every gift I’d give is not befitting
And I see it in your eyes, the thought of quitting
I gather all my strength and then the people who love you
We’re here now for you

A band of two keeps warmer than just one
And a strand of three is not easily broken
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Days I Regret

words & music by Allie Moss

It kills me to say it
These are the days that I regret
Never having said what could’ve been said
While I had the time
While you were still mine

It pains me to admit
These are the times that I regret
Never having said what could’ve been said
While I had your ear
While you were still near

Why didn’t I speak?
Why didn’t I tell you all you mean to me?
Why did I tell you? Why didn’t tell you?

While I had the time
While I had your ear
While I had your heart
Before we were apart
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Passerby

words & music by Allie Moss & Rob Seals

I am a passerby
Half-smile as you cut in line
Hold the door to be polite
You’re on your way and I’m on mine

I don’t know the day you’ve had
I don’t know where your head is at
You’re not a friend of mine
I am just a passerby

What if I knew your name?
What if we had the same home room?
What if the things that tie us are stronger than we knew?
What if we’d shared a pint?
What if we cheered the same team?
What if these moments between us mean more than we could dream?
Would I have grace for you and you for me?

Long days have made us numb
I don’t know where you’re coming from
I can’t look you in the eye
I am just a passerby
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Prisoner of Hope

Words & Music by Allie Moss & Rob Seals

The bar is set so high that I can walk right under
Can’t reach even on my tippy toes
No matter how far I run in training for this marathon
I trip and fall, lose by a nose

Then something taps me on the shoulder
I listen when it’s older than me, it says

Look up, reach out your hand
You can’t see anything new ‘til you change where you stand
I’ll throw you a rope
You know you’re just a fellow prisoner of hope

Another day, another no
Sucker punch leaves me bunched on the floor (woe is me)
This is when I fall into a downward spiral
Negative thoughts feed vanity (& I’m so hungry)

From the high wall
Sometimes all we see is how hard we could fall
So what if we do
Rise mud-scraped & bruised
Maybe we have to be a little bit broken to hear hope call
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Make Your Move

Words & Music by Allie Moss & Greg Holden

Decide and act
There’s no time to relax
Don’t you know?
That we won’t last
If you won’t grab your things and come home.

I’m over this waiting
And I know I’m complaining.

But don’t just look at me and say
All these words but never change
What’s the point of hanging ‘round
On this ship if it’s going down
So I’m leaving this to you
You gotta make your move

Don’t walk, run
We won’t always be young
Don’t you know?
If I hold my tongue
All these years will be gone, just come home

You know that I’m patient
But I’m tired of complaining
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Anywhere to Find You

Words & Music by Allie Moss & Rob Seals

Alone in this space where I can feel my voice
Bounce off the concrete stairs, a song that’s built for two
I sing your part ‘cause I don’t have a choice
You’re in my heart, but I can’t find you

I will go anywhere, anywhere
I will go anywhere to find you

I walked to a place where I feel less alone
Where the city scrapes the sky, steel and stone in blue
Shoulder to shoulder but we’re all on our own
Where in this world will I find you?

Finding is no act of will
They say maybe if I just sit still you’d come to me
And what I’m looking for may not be what I need
But I have to believe, oh I have to believe I can find you
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Way With Words

Words & Music by Allie Moss

You have such a way with words
They jump out from the page to pierce my mind
And I hold them there
And repeat them to myself
Memorize them start to end
‘Til they are mine
And I know them well
You have such a way with words

You have such a way with words
Whispered in my ear, they sting my heart
And I hide them there
Hum them to a melody
Hoping that as I sing I do my part
To make them more alive
You have such a way with words

You have such a way with words
No one can say it better than you do
So I don’t try to
I just hide them in my heart
Knowing the change they bring to me is from
The inside out

You have such a way with words