An Enigma
I can't, figure myself out now
Where I been where to go, neither the what nor the how
No memory, no sympathy, no more for me
It's all just, just a mystery

I can't tell if I'm getting through
or what, what it could mean to you
I can't, figure us out anymore
Anymore than I could before

An enigma, a mystery, it's all part of being me
Move along now, move away now, there's nothing for you to see
Just a complex, just to perplex, everybody I've ever known
Peel away, to dismay, find more than you've ever been shown

What I see
I can't describe
What it means
What it means to be me, to me

Ahh, so open
Aah, so closed
Aah, so safe
Aah, so far away
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson


Anymore
Anymore time with you, I'll never find
Anymore time with us, I'll lose my mind
Anymore time out there, or anywhere
Anymore time alone, I just don't care, anymore

It took so long, baby what was wrong, yesterday
It took so long, baby what went wrong, today
You went away, yesterday, you took my heart
You went away, yesterday, I fell apart
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


Be Alright
The little things
They dont bother you
But the bigger things
You're gonna make it through

See the bright side of the day
In every kinda way
You're gonna be alright
You're gonna be alright
Even if it's a fight
You're gonna make it right

Livin' outside
What makes you feel fine
You're gonna survive

See the best of things
See what makes who
Be by their side
It's what you gotta do

You have to take on
When they can't come along
They're gonna be alright
They're gonna be alright
They're gonna be alright
With you by their side
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson


Because Of You
I get home late one evenin'
You know my woman she ain't at home
She left me nothin' but nothin' now
And I hate to feel all alone

You treat me so badly
You makin' me feel so blue
I feel just like a dog now
And it's all because of you

I get home late one evenin'
You know my woman done gone and left
Takin' a man's heart away
Is the worst kind of theft

I get home late one evenin'
You know she tried to come back home
I said I got a lot more than nothin' now baby
And it's your turn to feel alone alone
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


Bring Me Along
Bring me along inside your mind
I think I'll find a place to hide
I don't know which way to go
Could you please tell me so
Bring me along inside your mind

Bring me along for the ride
If you make it then I'll try
Give me just one reason, a lie
Bring me along for the ride

Bring me along in a cry
I don't even need a why
Don't know anyway anywhere anymore
Bring me along in a cry, I might die
Copyright © 2016 - Brian Nelson


Flowers Too
Braids in her hair, she can't compare
Flowers too, peace unto you, ooh flowers too

She makes her way, every day
The day is done, she's on the run, ooh she's never done

Spreads her light, make it alright
No time for rest, she does her best, ooh no time for rest
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson


Get Nowhere
I keep drivin', just to get nowhere
I keep drivin', just to get nowhere
Spend my time, just to get nowhere

I keep workin', just to get no more
I keep workin', just to get no more
Spend my life, just to get no more

Spend my mind, just to find some peace
Spend my mind, just to find some peace
Shrink my head, just to find no peace

I keep drivin', just to get nowhere
I keep drivin', just to get nowhere
Spend my life, just to get nowhere
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson, Jan Swanson


Get Right Out
Gonna get out of here, I already made up my mind
Gonna leave this town and leave all the crazy behind
Gonna get outta here if it takes me all day and all night
What's been going on here well you know it just ain't right

Get right out of this town
I'm tired of messin' around
Here's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna run... right to you

I'm stuck here no more hope for a better day
No more dreams left for anyone here... anyway
Progress in duress, send up the flare
Neighbors don't mean too much when they just don't care

Gonna get outta here if it takes me all day and all night
What's been going on here well you know it just ain't right
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


Hard Headed Woman
There's a hard headed woman on this side of town
The hardest little woman that you've seen around
Don't you get in her way, boy she gonna make you pay
She'll call your bluff, then she'll show you love
For this hard headed woman are you, man enough?

Hard Headed woman
Hard Headed woman
She don't need you man
You know she got her own plan
For the hard headed woman, she'll do as she please
You would be a fool if you, disagree

There's a hard workin' woman, makin' her way
Get a little bit further each and, every day
Two steps back, you're gonna make her attack
She'll call your bluff, then she'll show you love
For this hard working woman are you, man enough?

Theres a hard life woman, doin' her best
Grace under fire, when she put to the test
Knock her down, she wear it like a crown
She'll call your bluff, then she'll show you love
For this hard life woman are you, man enough?
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


I Ain't Got No Money
I ain't got no woman, take care of me
They all learned by now honey, they oughta just to let me be
I ain't got no money, broke as the day I was born
Come along with me honey, I'll give you shelter from the storm

I ain't got no friends baby, they all let me go
You wanna be my friend lady, there's something you should know
I ain't got no money, broke as the day was born
Come along with me honey, I'll give you shelter from the storm

I ain't got no car nothin', gonna get there real slow
These feet are made for walking, I ain't got time for no show
I ain't got no money, broke as the day was born
Come along with me honey, I'll give you shelter from the storm
Copyright © 2016 - Brian Nelson


If You're Strong
What do you say now, they've all gone away now, and left you here
Pick up the pieces, it never ceases, to leave you down
Or misheard, are they only words?

Where do you go now, where are you, allowed?
If you're broken, should they feel, proud?
Misunderstood?, good

Walkin' the wire, don't fall in the fire, don't trip this time
And did I mention, don't call attention, just make it through
If you're strong, then you're wrong
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson


Lilly
Lilly was a friend of mine, back in the best of times
Never did we ever go without
The love and the friendship, is really what it's about

Where did you go, I really don't know
It's been a hundred years or more now
Since I've seen your face and felt your light
It always turned me right around

Where did you go, where did you go
Oh Lilly, I really, need to know

Teddy was a friend of mine, back when we had the time
Never did we ever have a doubt
The fun and the freedom, is really what it's about

Where did you go, I really don't know
It's been a million years or more now
Since you set the pace I couldn't replace
A peace I've not since found

Where did you go, where did you go
Time, you left me all alone

Where did you go, where did you go
I really don't think I need to know
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


Livin' It Like
You're livin' like you got nothing to say
Ain't nobody gonna listen anyway
You're livin' it like you got nothing to give
You only got one little life to live

Better to be the one who cares than the one who does not
A little out on the line now baby turn it into a lot

You're livin' it like you got nothing to share
It ain't like you were gonna go anywhere
You're livin' it like you got no light to shine
You got lots of love out there to go find

I don't know
Tell me so
Here I am
Make it a better day now baby if I only can
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


Move Me
Tell me your secrets, tell me your lies
Make it obvious, but please a surprise

I want to be clear, I don't want you here

Move me to places, you've never even seen
Wash me with hopes and dreams, but nothing in between

I'm filled with fear, when you are near

Make me feel, against my own will
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson


Nothin'
Gonna feel today, like I don't mean nothin'
Gonna feel today, like I don't mean nothin'
You runnin' around, all the time, nothin'

Gonna see today, how you make me wanna walk away
Gonna see today, how you make me wanna walk away
I don't mean too much, too much to you, anyway

Gonna leave today, don't even make me try to stay
Gonna leave today, don't even make me try to stay
You done me wrong, for the last time, yesterday

Be free today, gonna live this life my own way
Be free today, gonna live this life my own way
You don't mean too much, too much to me, anyway
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


One Step
Felt so low, nowhere to go, didn't know what to do
A leap of faith, fly away, come on now look at you

It's you, only better, never ever seen you quite like this before
Light up the room you got us spinnin' now, askin' for more

Feelings dont match what you are, most important, not who
Leave it behind, help in your mind, gonna be the brand new you

One step, at a time, outside, your comfort zone
Do in kind, you just might find, honey you're not alone

It's you, only better, never ever seen you quite like this before
Light up the room you got us spinnin' now, askin' for more
It's you, never better, make us wonder what you got for us in store
Shine on new moon you got us reeling now, begging for more
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson


Shoulda Known Better
I, played with my heart, I went all in, I let you win
But I'm back to the start, where it began, I shoulda known better

I, shoulda known better

I, played with the flame, you gotta get burnt, so they say
I, live and I learn, but wisdom is earned, I shoulda known better

I, shoulda known better
I, shoulda known better

My, feelings are raw, my feelings seem wrong, against the law
My, heart on my sleeve, easy to leave, I shoulda known better

I, shoulda known better
I, shoulda known better
I, shoulda known better
I, shoulda known better
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


Tenacity
Dream a dream of a new day
Go and make it your own way
You're gonna go far
You're gonna be a star

The future is now go make it reality
Give it all you got now, tenacity
The future is now go make it reality
Show 'em who dare has such audacity

Envision a vision it's all you
Never ending is what to do
You're gonna make it real
You're gonna make 'em feel

Nobody ever said it would be easy now
Nobody ever said it would come quick
You've got the whole wide world to change now
You're gonna really make it stick

Got a plan it's all in place
Move it along at your own pace
You've come so far
You're already a star
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson


The Faces We Wear
Here I go, another show
Put it on, right or wrong
Til they're gone
Oh no, here I go
Another day, another play
To be something I'm not
Here I go, down low
Just an act, that's a fact
That the show
The show must go on

Deep down inside, the places we hide
The faces we wear, feelings too much to bear

How to feel, what is real
Who are they, who am I
Where are we now?
Make it stop, it's a lot
To live up, to be what
Just what you want
I dont know, how to go
On like this, this abyss, I just want
Just to be me
Copyright © 2018 - Brian Nelson


What's To Come
Lookin' at a great big change a comin'
You never stop lovin'
But you gotta move on
Lookin' at a great big world all alone
You never could have known
How to be so strong

The darkest of nights lead us into the brightest days
What's to come, is ready, to amaze

Looki' back on something that went wrong
Was it wrong all along
I guess you'll never know
Lookin' out towards something, new beginnings
Your head's a spinnin'
The great unknown

Lookin' out for some place even better
To the letter
The letter of love
Lookin' at a great big change a coming
You never stop lovin'
But you gotta move on
Copyright © 2017 - Brian Nelson