Don't Lose It

by Ethan Ballinger

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Breathing underwater This won’t last much longer Wilted flowers hang low In the shadow from your halo Baby stay forever Let me drink from your river I’ll keep playing for you On this sinking ship in the ocean blue Then may you rise above Time took away our love
I bet you don’t even know how it feels I bet you don’t even know how it feels What you done to me What you done to me I don’t know where you are I don’t know who you are
Hater 02:19
I’ll take you by the hand and I will show you A place where we can lay under the full moon Distant skies we can lie to Nobody knows nobody knew A fractured soul can still limp forward An empty heart can still be filled up I’m sure So much has changed since I met you The walls are closing in but I can see through I don’t know what I’m talking about Oh Elizabeth I want to hold you You’re gonna hate me when it’s over Someday I’ll just be your ex lover But we could make the best of it She changed my life but did she change me I don’t really know what I’m talking about Oh Elizabeth I want to hold you now
Meaningless 02:48
Dead brain cells Silent bells Empty hotels Is this meaningless Filled with emptiness I wasn’t built for this We are a storm that will pass Hijacked planes will crash Cover us all in ash I will
Are You Evil 03:06
I’m a baby who needs his bottle I’m the old man you find so dreadful What are you tryin to do Are you goin away, have you been untrue I’m runnin again, runnin again And I won’t come back to you baby I’m runnin again, runnin again I thought I knew you, are you evil It ain’t fair who leaves first in the night I can’t keep you but I got no fight What am I trying to do I gotta get away, this heart can’t feel for two I’m runnin again, runnin again From the one that I called home Runnin again, runnin again She cried to me softly are you evil Runnin again, runnin again And I won’t come back to you baby Runnin again, runnin again I don’t know you, are you evil I’m runnin again, runnin again Where no angels will cry about me Runnin again, runnin again Devils smirk while I’m up in flames I’m sorry
I run downstairs to meet you in the middle of the broken floor Hold on to me don’t look back we’ll slide on down to the other side Smile at the faces changing nothing matters drown immediate Bathed at night by christmas lights now open your eyes wide we’re over Float under the bed you hear them crying and laughing at monsters we know now As they fall asleep you pull me up into the clouds to breath the rain Rainbows underneath frown down on the world we never understood til now May we never know forever God’s the river leaking through the sun I wanted an excuse
My head’s up in outer space You take me to that other place I didn’t think I was ready for this But you found me I don’t know what I missed My head’s just been spinnin I can’t wrap it round what’s already been You may have met me too late Or maybe just in time, it’s fate Who knows what will come of this All I know is you showed me bliss The future doesn’t have to affect right now I don’t know how to love but you can show me how I may not be able to show it to you The way you want me to But you know I want you around You know I want you around No matter what happens or how I act I’m gonna prove to you that it’s a fact That you know I want you around You know that I want you around I’ve never been so sure before Now its something I can’t ignore I never knew what I had until it was gone Now I hardly know what I had all along Your love is so simple it’s over my head The world's fucked up til I’m in your bed I’m sorry I’m distant sometimes I’m just lucky to be alive And I’m luckier to share it with you Tell me I’m not gonna lose you too
Aching King 03:14
Can I come over tonight Lay my head down and hold you tight I will be your aching king I will give you everything Never age or wither Never say forever Do I need you more than before I don’t know what for Come on baby now Give me something to cry about
Everybody’s always leaving I need some clarity Who can you trust anymore these days The world is so full Don’t lose it Don’t lose it Just don’t lose it Don’t lose it Maybe I’ll fall asleep and never wake up I’m disconnecting In the morning you’ll wake up and feel it all over again We’ll just laugh forever We’ll just laugh forever


released May 4, 2012

Written, produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by Ethan Ballinger; with Lee Holland on drums & percussion, and Megan McCormick on background vocals (“I Want You Around”)

Recorded at 1710 19th Ave South Nashville, TN; 228 Ferguson St., and 287 E. 8th St. Cookeville, TN

Mastered by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering, Nashville, TN

Creative design by The Funky Umbrella


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