When My Heart Says Goodbye

I was fine without you
didn’t need you around
but we’re not innocent
we got involved
past the point of no return
hearts colliding
but we’re good at hiding
afraid of coming on too strong
but this is getting old

gotta risk it all
here’s my heart

if you don’t hurry up
take it
I will walk away
I’m good at that
I’ve gotten really good at that
if you want to take your sweet time
making up your mind
that’s fine
don’t cry
when my heart says goodbye

is it fun denying all your deep desires?
do you love me?
do you love me not?
honestly, I’m lost
in this “thing” or whatever
are we even together?
if you want me
better say it now
time is running out

holding out hope
here’s my heart

if you don’t hurry up
take it
I will walk away
I’m good at that
I’ve gotten really good at that
if you want to take your sweet time
making up your mind
that’s fine
don’t cry
when my heart says goodbye

it’s really not that complicated
I like you
there, I said it
but if you want to act like you could care less
I won’t wait for you
to say it back
say it back
say it back

so

if you don’t hurry up
take it
I will walk away
I’m good at that
I’ve gotten really good at that
if you want to take your sweet time
making up your mind
that’s fine
don’t cry
when my heart says goodbye
when my heart
when my heart
when my heart
says goodbye

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2014 Taylor Turner Music


Kiss Me

I’m gonna wager
your scars wielding sabers
are no match for the fire
inside of your heart
so hush now my darling
call off your armies
all the King’s horses
couldn’t keep us apart

but I feel you slip away every time we get close
when you’re inches from my face
oh, I know what you want
so

kiss me
like they do in the movies
take your last breath
all you have left
surrender it to me
you fought valiantly
but I’m stronger
you’re defenseless
out of armor
we can battle ‘til we’ve settled our scores
or you could kiss me
kiss me

I know what you’re feeling
and I know where it hurts
but all this resisting
is making it worse
so give me your heart
I’ll lock it up
keep it safe from the other ones
we’ll erase their names
and forget we’re at war
so

kiss me
like they do in the movies
take your last breath
all you have left
surrender it to me
you fought valiantly
but I’m stronger
you’re defenseless
out of armor
we can battle ‘til we’ve settled our scores
or you could kiss me
kiss me

oh, you win
I’m giving in
you’re sinking me like quicksand
it’s killing me
gotta know
want a taste of that Cupid’s Bow
so

kiss me
like they do in the movies
take your last breath
all you have left
surrender it to me
you fought valiantly
but I’m stronger
you’re defenseless
out of armor
we can battle ‘til we’ve settled our scores
or you could kiss me
kiss me

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2014 Taylor Turner Music


Falling

hear your voice
take two steps back
I close my eyes and relapse
you give me just enough to keep holding on
but I’m not gonna make it like this
I can’t
I can’t
no

I can’t keep falling only to find
no one beside me all of that time
you can’t keep reaching out of the dark
to pull me back in
breaking my heart
again
again
again

your lips pressed against my neck
another thing to forget
you give me just enough to keep holding on
but I’m not gonna make it like this
I can’t
I can’t
no

I can’t keep falling only to find
no one beside me all of that time
you can’t keep reaching out of the dark
to pull me back in
breaking my heart
again
again
again

love me
or leave me babe
(love me or leave me babe, or leave me babe)
I said love me
or leave me babe

I can’t keep falling only to find
no one beside me all of that time
you can’t keep reaching out of the dark
to pull me back in
breaking my heart
again
again
again

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2014 Taylor Turner Music


Unbridled

I will not be bridled
I cannot be tamed
I’m wild like the fire that runs through my veins
bound and determined
you cannot hold me down
I’ll rise like the smoke from the ash on the ground

I’ve got the spirit of a stallion
I’ve got the power of the rising sun
I’ve got the courage of a lion
and I will not be crushed
I will not be crushed
Crushed

you say the sky’s the limit
I think that’s such a shame
that may be true for you
but sure as hell ain’t for me
stand down or stand beside me
but don’t stand in my way
I’ll fight ‘til I die
and you will know my name

I’ve got the spirit of a stallion
I’ve got the power of the rising sun
I’ve got the courage of a lion
and I will not be crushed
I will not be crushed
Crushed

any storm that comes my way
I’ll greet it with a smile on my face
go ahead
build your walls
I’ll knock them down like Jericho
Jericho

I’ve got the spirit of a stallion
I’ve got the power of the rising sun
I’ve got the courage of a lion
and I will not be crushed
I will not be crushed
Crushed
Crushed
I will not be crushed
I will not be crushed

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor and Chloe Turner - © 2014 Taylor and Chloe Turner Music


Skin & Bones

crumpled sheets and regret
the only things I have left
a memory of your silhouette in my bed
far away in your eyes
far as Abraham’s line
we’re skin and bones but I’ll never know your mind

we all want to be loved
making it’s not enough
a heart can only take so much

wanting more
wanting less
on different sides of the fence
in silence we can keep playing pretend

we all want to be loved
making it’s not enough
a heart can only take so much

we all want to be loved
making it’s not enough
a heart can only take so much

a heart can only take so much

 

Music & Lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2014 Taylor Turner Music


Say It's All A Dream

stood there in your kitchen
air is thick with sin
all our conversations racing in my brain
don’t know what to say
I don’t know what to do
she walks out and I can’t
I can’t look at you

say it’s all a dream
say it’s all a dream
say it’s all a, all a, all a

there’s thunder in my chest
I can’t catch my breath
please tell me
tell me this is all
all inside my head
who’s lying in your bed?
please tell me

crawl into your corner
cover up your tracks
I can smell the lies like bourbon on your breath
say you’re sorry as you slip the noose around my neck
another casualty relegated to your past

say it’s all a dream
say it’s all a dream
say it’s all a, all a, all a

there’s thunder in my chest
I can’t catch my breath
please tell me
tell me this is all
all inside my head
who’s lying in your bed?
please tell me
tell me
tell me yeah
please tell me

tried to keep a secret
now your colors are blazing like a phoenix
I can’t wash them off

say it’s all a dream (please tell me)
say it’s all a dream (please tell me)
say it’s all a dream (please tell me)
say it’s all a, all a, all a

there’s thunder in my chest
I can’t catch my breath
please tell me
tell me this is all
all inside my head
who’s lying in your bed?
please tell me

there’s thunder in my chest
I can’t catch my breath
it’s all inside my head
who’s lying in your bed
tell me this is all in my

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2016 Taylor Turner Music


Slow Dance

close the blinds
lock the doors
say you’re mine and I’ll be yours
place your hand around my waist
press your cheek against my face

and we’ll slow dance
hold me so close in your arms
dim the lights
you and I
nothing but vinyl all night as we sway
take my hand
and we’ll dance the night away

I can feel your heart
close to mine
trace the curve of my spine
with every step
you move my soul
and I whisper, “never let me go”

and we slow dance
hold me so close in your arms
dim the lights
you and I
nothing but vinyl all night as we sway
take my hand
and we’ll dance the night away

even when the music ends
hum it we’ll just pretend
darling, you’re my song
we don’t need a reason to

slow dance
hold me so close in your arms
dim the lights
you and I
nothing but vinyl all night as we sway
take my hand and we’ll dance the night away

take my hand and we’ll dance the night away

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2015 Taylor Turner Music


Cold War

your touch
your gaze
your tone
something’s changed
we grow apart and rearrange
the pieces of our hearts to say
we can’t move on
can’t move on

but what for?
why are we living in this cold war?
let’s rebuild the city to its former glory days
our hearts will sing
hallelujah
hallelujah
hallelujah

you’re up
it’s late
I hear you call
hear you call my name
it’s far beyond what I can reach
but I will go the million miles between
our broken hearts
broken hearts

but what for?
why are we living in this cold war?
let’s rebuild the city to its former glory days
our hearts will sing
hallelujah
hallelujah
hallelujah

don’t want to live to just survive
come out on the other side
I’m setting us on fire
tear the iron curtain down
berlin wall to the ground
you want to keep fighting

but what for?
why are we living in this cold war?
let’s rebuild the city to its former glory days
our hearts will sing
hallelujah
hallelujah
hallelujah

hallelujah
hallelujah
hallelujah

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2015 Taylor Turner Music


Sleepwalking

two weeks silent
two months
time is slipping through my fingertips
lying in bed
wasting away
another day has come and gone
stuck on repeat and

what do I got
what do I got to show
for all this heart and soul I know’s inside of me
I’ve let it go
dream when I’m asleep
I wake up
don’t do anything
am I living?
or am I sleepwalking?
oh, oh, oh,
sleepwalking

lights go out
I’m shutting down
letting all the voices in my head fill me up with doubt
and I’m screaming
whoa
time to stand and fight
fight to feel alive

what do I got
what do I got to show
for all this heart and soul I know’s inside of me
I’ve let it go
dream when I’m asleep
I wake up
don’t do anything
am I living?
or am I sleepwalking?
oh, oh, oh

caught staring at a screen
trying to escape what I feel
I fall
in ways
ways that I’d erased
but it’s never too late to wake up

what do I got
what do I got to show
for all this heart and soul I know’s inside of me
I’ve let it go
dream when I’m asleep
I wake up
don’t do anything
am I living?
or am I sleepwalking?
oh, oh, oh
sleepwalking
oh, oh, oh,
sleepwalking

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2015 Taylor Turner Music


Always & Never Enough

saw my life flash in the eyes of passersby
there’s a hope in hopelessness we can’t deny
when you feel like giving up
take heart
we are stars and dust
we are always and never enough

in the early morning I could smell the earth
and I wondered if our hearts still beat for her
do I like who I’ve become?
live for me or everyone?
we are always and never enough

saw the hurt and felt the sting of what I’d done
in a heart I’d only laced with good intention
why does what I do in love never seem to measure up?
we are always and never enough

life is full of things we can’t control
but even when we can
sometimes we don’t
it is neither either/or
good or bad or right or wrong
we are always and never enough

there’s a body of a boy washed on the shore
and a man without a home that I ignore
there’s a war in me and a war out there
close our eyes and doors to what we hear
the cries
the screams
they’re fleeing for their lives
while we sit safe inside

land of the free
home of the brave
a Trail of Tears runs through our history
America the great
built on the backs of slaves
still have yet to right the wrongs we’ve made
we’re making strides
but we’re losing lives
we need to fight
not one another
for each other

America, America
God shed his grace on thee
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea

always
never

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor and Chloe Turner - © 2016 Taylor and Chloe Turner Music


Skeletons

wide awake
you’re asleep
on your side
watch you breathe
mind racing
thoughts chase away my dreams
I don’t know how to speak

I don’t want to lose you
I don’t want to give up
but the gravity is pulling us apart

there are things that we don’t talk about
messes that we’ve made
closets full of skeletons
risen from the grave
there are things that we don’t talk about
feel but never say
closets full of skeletons
full of skeletons

I don’t know if you can see
how you’re pushing me away
tell me I’m not the only one
whose heart is breaking every day
every day

there are things that we don’t talk about
messes that we’ve made
closets full of skeletons
risen from the grave
there are things that we don’t talk about
feel but never say
closets full of skeletons
full of skeletons

oh skeletons, oh skeletons, oh skeletons, skeletons, skeletons
oh, skeletons, oh skeletons, oh skeletons, skeletons, skeletons

I don’t want to lose you
I don’t want to give up
but the gravity is pulling us apart

there are things that we don’t talk about
messes that we’ve made
closets full of skeletons
risen from the grave
there are things that we don’t talk about
feel but never say
closets full of skeletons
full of skeletons

wide awake
you’re asleep
on your side
watch you breathe
mind racing
thoughts chase away my dreams
I don’t know how to speak

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor and Chloe Turner - © 2017 Taylor and Chloe Turner Music


Speak Out

Every day a new headline
What the #*%* 45
I'm just trying to live my life
Stop the hate in its tracks
Separate the fake from fact
Insulate yourself or act

Every night I try to breathe
The world is caving down on me
But I have a responsibility

To speak out
Raise my voice
Every day we have a choice
To give in
To give up
Silence at a time like this is dangerous
A people united will not be divided
We're not going backwards
We're gonna keep rising

Stir the pot
Shake things up
They say, "Stay out" and we stand up
Like an army
Like an army of love
Because the color of your skin
Being gay or an immigrant
Shouldn't put you at a risk
It's not enough if we just pray
Bow our heads and walk away
If you really want to be the change

Speak out
Raise your voice
Every day we have a choice
To give in
To give up
Silence at a time like this is dangerous
A people united will not be divided
We're not going backwards
We're gonna keep rising

It's not left or right
It's human lives on the line
Human lives
We can stand back and watch the world burn
Open our hearts and stand up for each other
The time is now
No backing down
We can stay quiet or we can decide to

Speak out
Raise our voice
Every day we have a choice
To give in
To give up
Silence at a time like this is dangerous

A people united will not be divided
(It's not left or right)
We're not going backwards
(It's human lives on the line)
We're gonna keep rising
(Human lives)

We can stand back and watch the world burn
Open our hearts and stand up for each other
The time is now
No backing down
We can stay quiet or we can decide to speak out

 

Music & lyrics by Taylor Turner - © 2017 Taylor Turner Music