Honest Words E​.​P.

by Tom Barr

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This is Tom's first album release. All instruments, vocals, compositions, and lyrics are created solely by Tom himself.

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released January 15, 2012

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Track Name: Let Go
Time crawls to the next minute
The waiting is getting to me
I'm ready to burst
Into the open world
It's time to let go
If it's not all the way you may as well go home

Slingshot out to the corners of space
This bow will hold this light's embrace
A vessel created to carry and move
We act on our potential

Boom! The walls of this jail come down
The mortar was mixed with whatever we had found
It was built on the inside
You have to lose your life to save it
'cause if you save your life you lose it
It's all up to you
What will you decide to do

Slingshot out to the corners of space
This bow will hold this light's embrace
A vessel created to carry and move
We act on our potential

Let Go
Let Go
You can't receive with a closed off fist
You can believe in attainable bliss
Just find the strength to let go

Kinetic motion at the speed of light
Propelling out to wherever we may land
You have the tools in hand
out what you have to offer
Only way to learn is by letting go

'Cause there is no one who knows just what to do
'Cause holding back is only hurting you

Slingshot out to the corners of space
This bow will hold this light's embrace
A vessel created to carry and move
We act on our potential

Let Go
Let Go
You can't receive with a closed off fist
You can believe in attainable bliss
Just find the strength to let go

Reach right out to the corners of space
This bow will hold this light's embrace
A vessel created to carry and move
Act on your potential
Track Name: In Pursuit
Held in a starting position, my toe on the line
You hold the starter pistol, and I fired mine
The distance of a breath stretches to the horizon
Theses arms hold you soft, words speak less than eyes can
Our magnetic lips stand on the same cold poles
Your beauty turns sideways when I lean in close
A defending comment and your lips are left sweeter
She leaves, leaves me wondering when's the next time I'll greet her

She's music to all the sense when she moves in close
The content of her words proves a fool of most
The thought of sharing her puts pressure in my chest
And the moments I spend with her, never less than the best

Flags are tied on trees, I trust you made the knot
Ever in pursuit, relentless til your caught
Hold stubs of tickets for, synopsis of your bio
Loyal to author's themes and none can clone your style
Rewards are never buried, she sees the joy around her
The simple things I offer'd be noticed sans announcer
If tension before kissing's the most exciting part
Feel tighter than a snare hit with the beat of my heart

She's music to all the sense when she moves in close
The content of her words proves a fool of most
The thought of sharing her puts pressure in my chest
And the moments I spend with her, never less than the best

A personality so electric she has to be grounded
But still if I touch her sparks fly from the charge
The goal in my mind is this challenge surmounted
Embrace her and kiss, it's no longer at large

She's music to all the sense when she moves in close
The content of her words proves a fool of most
The thought of sharing her puts pressure in my chest
And the moments I spend with her, never less than the best
Track Name: Friendly Advice
You say you can't remember the last place you put it
So put it out of your head
Take the day off, go where you want to go
Run down to the beach go swimming
Hang out in your apartment, watch movies all day long
Take a drive go relax in the country air

I don't understand how you can be so attached to a book of numbers, boxes and little lines
Take a day, just don't worry, go wherever the four winds take you
Oh, will you heed my advice

Take a look at the world around you
See all the colors of the world
Feel the sun upon your skin
Flowers are stop signs for the day
Breathe the air into your lungs
Laugh with people all around

Dates and numbers don't mean a thing when you look at the bigger picture of how long we're all really here
Just enjoy the company of your friends, but I cannot make you
Oh, will you heed my advice

Is there anything better than playing in waves
Is there anything better than a sunny day
Is there anything more that I can say
You gotta enjoy the life that you have
You've gotta enjoy the life that you can do anything to which you put your mind

Just relax don't take life too serious
Otherwise you lose the clues of your life
When you're all up in your head
Take a small vacation once in a while
Everyone looks better when they're wearing a smile
After all life doesn't seem so bad

Will you heed my advice
Oh, will you heed my advice
Will you heed my advice
Will you heed my advice, oh
Track Name: If She Only Knew
He is curious and wants to know where to find his girl
He is serious about never losing who he is
He's seen girls who can change him
He's seen girls who can reign him in
They're all should be's would be's and could be's
And he's afraid he may have already lost her

The way she laughed made him tell more jokes
The way she cried took his heart and broke it
If she only knew how she made him think
Would she have realized what it meant to take that drink he offered

Talk will flow between them only when he knows the best thing to say
He can't ever disagree when the world stops spinning as he catches her hazel eyes
If he kissed her it would make him
If he kissed her it would break him down
Music pulls her to the dance floor
He'll never stop hearing that song

The way she laughed made him tell more jokes
The way she cried took his heart and broke it
If she only knew how she made him think
Would she have realized what it meant to take that drink he offered

He sees the blinders that she wears
The ones she doesn't know are there
She tells him, "I'm spoiled and young"
Thinking that would make him back away
She sings, "She doesn't get it"
Irony is always in jest
He's afraid he's lost her and there's no way to regain

The way she laughed made him tell more jokes
The way she cried took his heart and broke it
If she only knew how she made him think
Would she have realized what it meant to take that drink he offered
Track Name: Some Other Time
When I wake up with thoughts of you not faded away
With desires of moments that I could serenade
A girl that seems so normal could grow to be my focus
Every thought would ask the stars if they might care to loan us

Time my sweet is something that was never gifted you or I
Like moons that march in line we were pulled to different worlds
Shoulds are not strength, but they fuel our dreams to find
That maybe in some place, some time, you might be my girl
Track Name: Strength
The sun will rise and clear, the sun from out the sky
And all the things you fear, will meet there end demise
And you will be strong, because you did endure
Because you did endure, because you did endure
You're standing where you are and taller than before
Because you did endure

The strength that you have found, has always been within
Though at times we doubt when darkness spreads a grin
Raise your eyes to meet it, flourish as it falls
Flourish as it falls, flourish as it falls
A coward on the shore, as you sail into the storm

So hold your head up high, you will go succeed
You know everything, you know what you need
So hold your head up high
Hold your head up high
You have endured
Hold your head up high
Track Name: For You
A clock of four digits prompts dreams when in symmetry
Like a spark running free where others sit endlessly
A familiar formality I stop momentarily
To wish that your smile could be caused by these words

I want to make you happy
I want to make you smile
If I could hold back on thing
It’d be your tears for a while

If time should haunt from both dark directions
Allow their delay with this light of my intention
Should sadness freeze you, threaten ice in your heart
I would hold you so close, all my warmth to bring you light

I want to make you happy
I want to make you smile
If I could hold back on thing
It’d be your tears for a while
Track Name: *If She Only Knew (Acoustic)
He is curious and wants to know where to find his girl
He is serious about never losing who he is
He's seen girls who can change him
He's seen girls who can reign him in
They're all should be's would be's and could be's
And he's afraid he may have already lost her

The way she laughed made him tell more jokes
The way she cried took his heart and broke it
If she only knew how she made him think
Would she have realized what it meant to take that drink he offered

Talk will flow between them only when he knows the best thing to say
He can't ever disagree when the world stops spinning as he catches her hazel eyes
If he kissed her it would make him
If he kissed her it would break him down
Music pulls her to the dance floor
He'll never stop hearing that song

The way she laughed made him tell more jokes
The way she cried took his heart and broke it
If she only knew how she made him think
Would she have realized what it meant to take that drink he offered

He sees the blinders that she wears
The ones she doesn't know are there
She tells him, "I'm spoiled and young"
Thinking that would make him back away
She sings, "She doesn't get it"
Irony is always in jest
He's afraid he's lost her and there's no way to regain

The way she laughed made him tell more jokes
The way she cried took his heart and broke it
If she only knew how she made him think
Would she have realized what it meant to take that drink he offered