Never Turn Back

2006 Never Turn Back, All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.


Guitar 
— Chris Petersmark
Guitar/VOX 
— Matt Konopacki
Bass 
— Trevor Redford
Drums 
— Ricky Sprader
Keyboard/Mandolin/VOX 
— Heather Huber

Special thanks to Molly (Violin) and Angelica (Cello) for their contributions
on 'Blame It on The Internet' and 'If I Followed You Home Would You Keep Me?'.

Lyrics

The Start of Something Beautiful
I'd Shake Your Hand But I'm Bleeding
(NTB Collaboration)
(Matt and Heather)
Whatever it is...it just started (and it's beautiful). - [MrH]
The oppressed striking out against musical dictatorship. - [MrH]
You always left me with a sense of comfort
In my mind that's hard to find
And you
You made me see.

Just think - you and me
Our lives creating poetry.
This life is so crazy
And yet we live so happily.
Never wanting, never needing change.

So look back on your life
The things that happened
You never had the time
To see what set in.

Because you're not alone
And it's not what I expected.

When you held me tight
Like you did that night
I felt so many of these feelings,
Things I'd never want to hide
Inside my chest, so far from reach.
And I'm so happy. Can't you see?

You found the cure for my sick heart.
You held me when I fell apart.
And though they won't believe us,
We know it was magic from the start.
While the world's evolving,
I know we will never change.

I'm sick and tired of
Watching them go by
With hatred in their eyes.
It's something I despise.
And I'm sick and tired of you
And these things you put us through.
Is there something I can do
To make you understand me?

So long.
I've given up on dreaming.
Your words are so misleading.
You never listen to my heart.

So why are we so self-obsessed?
We drown within our loneliness.
Our hearts are shut to everything we know.

So tell me why you never try
To open up your mind.
And is it fear you hold so dear?
Are you afraid that you're not right?

It hurts
When all you know has fallen
Has fallen to the ground
And every aching word you hear is not the way it sounds.

You never understood me.
You only tried to leave.

My Son's a Cold Hearted Gangster and I Need a Hug
Blame It on The Internet
(Matt)
(Matt)
Hold both hands up and perform a squeezing motion... - [MrH]
Hey, what has the Internet ever done for you? - [MrH]
Hands open wide
Mouth shut, locked eyes
He never thought that this would ever happen.
He said he knew right from the start,
She'd take him in and break his heart,
But forever didn't matter.

So many hours passed away.
So many more were left to stay
Inside his heart, inside his mind.
He fails to realize that
That they still have a chance.
He knows not what he'll find.

So he bit his lip and said goodbye
To hopeless dreams and pointless cries.
He felt so nervous, knew he couldn't leave his love behind.
She was his everything.
He screwed up everything
With a promise that he knew he couldn't keep



Never Turn Back
Time
It slowly slips away
With every breath I take,
With every word I say.

Our lives
Are leading towards an end
But no one can tell when
This life may pass us by.

When you let yourself go
And ask why are we here
And my only reply
Was a touch to your ear
If only you could understand me now.
And I know it's so hard
With your life how it is
The unbearable things
You've encountered and lived
Your life has been so full of ups and downs.

Change
Our lives go through it all
So big and yet so small
Like summer into fall.

This change
Is something I can't bear
So quick and so unfair
I'm dying over here.

When the weeks feel like minutes,
And months feel like days,
It seems like my life is just slipping away.
And I'm not quite sure what my life has in store,
But I'm willing and waiting; I'm ready for more.

Jean Skirt Wednesdays
If I Followed You Home Would You Keep Me?
(NTB Collaboration)
(Heather)
Thursdays are for regular skirts. - [MrH]
"It's just some stupid love song." - [MrH]
With every single word you tell me,
With every single word you say,
You make me oh so scared to move, girl.
This feeling's never gone away.

Would you try so hard to notice it?
Or would you just pretend
That this lie you called a life
Became so useless in the end.

And I hope it's not harder to fix
With all these problems I can't seem to list.

So let's take the next train out of here
We'll pack up all our things and disappear
And we'll just hope that no one sees us on the way.
And we'll just cross our names right off list
We'll medicate ourselves 'til we get sick
And we'll just hope that everything will be okay.

You never understood the problem.
You never understood the price
That these useless lies have caused me.
Apologies just won't suffice.

Did you ever understand it?
Or did you just pretend
That these problems that you brought me
Hurt me badly in the end.

I never thought I'd get this far.
I never thought it'd be this hard.
But sometimes you just have to say goodbye to everything.
When everything's been said and done,
I know that I am not the one
And yet I sit around and wonder why.

You never know
Where you'll go.
Down the road the path is hazy
Sometimes life can be so crazy.
You'll never see
Where you'll be
Another 20 years from now.
Sit back and see what fate allows.
It was a long ride
Eleven hours by car and plane
It hurt me inside
Every mile further drove me more insane

So I kept looking out the window
Wondering where the sun goes
Testing all that I know
To keep my mind clear
But all I thought was how I felt
Couldn't think of anyone else
I just couldn't help myself
From wishing you were here

I'm 13,000 miles away
(Across the ocean and sea)
I think about you everyday
(This can't be reality)
If there was ever one thing I'd change
(You would be right here with me)
But you're not so far
You're right here in my heart

I couldn't help it
It felt so wrong to leave you here like this
But still I felt it
All I had to do was sit and reminisce

So I kept looking out the window
Wondering where the sun goes
Testing all that I know
To keep my mind clear
But all I thought was how I felt
Couldn't think of anyone else
I just couldn't help myself
From wishing you were here





2006 Never Turn Back, All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.