The Lucky Ones

by Dave Thomas Junior

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Dana Stewart
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Dana Stewart Dave Thomas Junior, your music and your voice are addictive. Favorite track: Lost At Sea.
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dafzuka This album is really outstanding - in my top 10 of 2013 for sure. Initially my favorite song was "Lost At Sea" (the track that led me to find the album) but I think This Is Really Happening has overtaken it as my favorite. It has the most jubilant sound I've heard in quite some time. The hook stays in my head all day! Favorite track: This Is Really Happening.
Lee Keley
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Lee Keley Love the whole album. Lost at Sea is my favorite. I will be giving the CD to someone very special to me for Christmas. Favorite track: Lost At Sea.
Jonathan Arellano
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Jonathan Arellano Brilliant! My favorite album of 2013.
Matthew Fritz
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Matthew Fritz It evokes emotion, haunting, honest, brutal emotion. The kind of music you can sit back with, close your eyes and be swept away outside of the reality of life and into the reality of your emotions. Favorite track: Lost At Sea.
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released December 5, 2013

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Folk roots, mystical qualities, a subtle use of vocal harmony, acoustic rhythm piano and mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation.

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Track Name: The Hardest Part
Well you said that I was always in your heart
But in truth soon as it started there I was
Trying to figure out the place the sky would fall
And I wonder if it matters now at all

Call the future by another name
Could there ever be another way
Whatever happened to the feeling I could even stop the world
Well here we are
Here we are

And you told me everything that goes around
Is gonna find a way to come and bring you down
And we wanted to believe that we were wrong
But I guess we found out that sometimes forever isn’t very long

Call the future what you never did
What happened to the revolution kids
When it was over did they all forget
That nothing’s ever really over so no matter what just tell me

If you hear my voice cut through the noise
You gotta not come running
And if we live forever and ever, promise no matter what
You won’t come running

Cause I need this
To be the hardest part

So if I’m lost and I call your name, just turn around and walk away
Just don’t come running
And if we live forever and ever, promise no matter what
You won’t come running

Cause I can make it
And heal this heart
But I need this
To be the hardest part
Track Name: We Are One
When you fail, when you’re lost
When we’re gone together

When you sleep, when you wake
We resist, forever

We are one

When your fate is letting go
Know you’re not in this alone
Because, you got my heart in your hands

So keep my faith in your soul
When your backs against the wall
Because, you got my heart in your hands

How I wish, we could be
Just ourselves, each other

No goodbyes, no lies
Cause you know together we can make it if we’re strong enough

We are one

When your fate is letting go
Know you’re not in this alone
Because, you got my heart in your hands

So keep my faith in your soul
When your backs against the wall
Because, you got my heart in your hands

So wait stop the world now
Cause I love whatever you are
Just wait stop it all now
Cause it’s tearing us apart

When your fate is letting go
Know you’re not in this alone
Because, you got my heart in your hands

So keep my faith in your soul
When your backs against the wall
Because, you got my heart in your hands
Track Name: Tell Me What You See
Forever falling on your feet
And now you got me wondering
If we could really never stop
What’s at the edge?

If I could lay my eyes on you
You’re the earth I’m gonna be the moon
You’re the sea I’m gonna be the shore
If you’re the peace I guess I’ll be the war

Hard to believe we’re living in
The shadows of imagining
One little spark of what I feel for you
Could light the universe

And if we find a grain of truth
I’m gonna keep it safe for you
I’ll take it to the place we know
That no one else can ever go

Hold on a second
Tell me what you see
Hold on a second
Is it you is it you and me

The silver lining's been bestowed
If we were wrong we’ll never know
We’re looking at it just the same
See that dot?

That’s us and everything we know
And it’s so far from our control
But if we get behind the glass
We can hold it in our hands

Hold on a second
Tell me what you see
Hold on a second
Is it you is it you and me

Home
Track Name: A Moment
Through all the static and the noise and
All the things we’re saying in our sleep
I had a dream I was a grain of sand
And I found you and somehow you found me
And I was right where I want to be

And I was falling through the hour glass
From what’s coming to what’s always been
And I just seemed to be falling so fast
But then you came along and just stopped gravity
And I was right where I want to be

Feels like I waited for forever
For a girl like you to call my own
But I know I would do it over
If that is what it takes cause I know you're the one

And you picked up the pieces
Of all I ever needed
I don’t have any answers
But right now right this second
I know this is where I want to be

Cause we’ve got mazes we’ve got walls
And fences that we built ourselves
For all the thoughts we never dare to make reality
And when it’s like I’ve lost the key
Cursed and swallowed in the sea
I thank the hour glass that I have got you here with me
Cause this is right where I want to be
Track Name: Worse
And I tried everyday to be the best I can
Until the day you came along
And then I spent some time worrying who I am
And if I could be good enough

You left you said it’s no ones fault
That I am just too good for you

So now I’m trying to get worse
I’m just trying to get worse

I know that what you said don’t make no sense at all
I Think I said it once myself before
But somehow I can’t stop I wanna spiral
Until we’re on the same level

You left you said it’s no ones fault
That I am just too good for you

So now I’m trying to get worse
I’m just trying to get worse

And I can’t help but daydream turning you away
When you really need me
But I know that all the good hearted part of me
Would say please stay

So I’m trying to get worse
I’m trying to get worse
I’m trying to get worse
I’m just trying to get worse
Track Name: The Lucky Ones
And in this place I learned so many things
Like how to be all alone
And how to set a fire you don’t want
And how some things you can’t control

And now we can forget all we see
And now even if I could I wouldn’t change a thing

Cause we are the lucky ones
We’ve got it all to just throw away
We can throw it all away
Cause we’re the lucky ones

I remember once we tried to lose it all
If we did I’ll never know
Spent so long just trying to figure out
Where it is that we belong

And now we can circle endlessly
And now even if I could I wouldn’t change a thing

Cause we are the lucky ones
We’ve got it all to just throw away
So don’t throw it all away
Cause we’re the lucky ones

And it’s just blind dumb luck
But you got it on your shoulders
And this world don’t owe you nothing

Cause we are the lucky ones
We’ve got it all to just throw away
So don’t throw it all away
Cause we’re the lucky ones
Track Name: Stepping Stones
Reaching out but the past can’t save you
Wondering what all the empty souls do
Nobody can be sure

And if the words go around in circles
When’s the best time to stop just cut it off
Quit searching for the cure

Awake, calling out your name
Asleep, calling out your name

Holding on just holding on
Hoping hope ain’t all we got
Who knows where those stepping stones go
Holding on just holding on
Nothing left keep moving cause
Who knows where those stepping stones go

And if all this is really happening
Look away we don’t know where to begin
Or what we’re waiting for

Awake, calling out your name
Asleep, calling out your name

Holding on just holding on
Hoping hope ain’t all we got
Who knows where those stepping stones go
Holding on just holding on
Nothing left keep moving cause
Who knows where those stepping stones go

Forgetting how to swim
I’m forgetting how to swim

Holding on just holding on
Hoping hope ain’t all we got
Who knows where those stepping stones go
Holding on just holding on
Nothing left keep moving cause
Who knows where those stepping stones go
Track Name: Useless Words
These thoughts and this truth
Have gotta find their way to make it to you

It’s so hard to get right
Cause nothing I could say would ever do

Cause now everything
Is louder than guns and more silent than loss
And honestly
I don’t know how to put it into useless words
Cause you’re so beautiful it hurts

Streetlights and lost souls
Everybody trying to find a way

If real life could replay
I never would have made it past that day

And if this is real
Then my heart will love you till it never learns
And honestly
I don’t know how to put it into useless words
Cause you’re so beautiful it hurts

And I can’t believe
I let my heart just pull me in headfirst
And sometimes it’s like
I don’t know how I can live with this thirst
And honestly
I don’t know how to put it into useless words
Cause you’re so beautiful it hurts
Track Name: This Is Really Happening
I know you’re getting tired the same old situation
Always something better
Always something gotta do but

Always chasing tails never got nobody
Nowhere that they wanted
Nowhere that they really wanted

The only thing I know is

This is happening yeah this is real
I know you know it
Yeah this is real, this is real
This is really happening

Spending all my time on things that doesn’t matter
Always something out there
Hard to keep on not remembering

That I don’t know that it can be so very
Hard to not forget it
Hard to keep remembering that

The only thing I know is

This is happening yeah this is real
I know you know it
Yeah this is real, this is real
This is really happening

And when it feels like
Life’s gone off track
I know it’s so hard
But remember that
You put it out there
And you get it back
And right now

This is happening yeah this is real
I know you know it
Yeah this is real, this is real
This is really happening
Track Name: Nobody's Perfect
Caught in the wisdom of the crowd
And sometimes it’s hard
To stop myself thinking out loud

If nobody’s perfect how come you are?

Your eyes and now I’ve seen it all
And I can’t let go
Just stop this world right where we are

If nobody’s perfect how come you are?
If nobody’s perfect how come you are?

And I’ll take it all back
Believing that anybody knows anything at all

If nobody’s perfect how come you are?
Track Name: Lost At Sea
Turn the other way look around
Something big’s about to happen
I swear to God that I’ve been here before
And you were here I guess it’s nothing

Lost at sea
Guess I do know the truth afterall

Stay the current course
No matter what don’t change for anyone
Say you’ll save a corner of your mind
Cause I think about you all the time

Lost at sea
Guess I do know the truth afterall

And nothing you can do to turn it back around
Is gonna make a difference it’s done it’s happened now
So take me where you go
Watercolour eyes
And we can start again
You'll never know if you never try
Track Name: Late Night Whisky Heartbreak Song
Long ago I knew a boy
Who’s heart was on his sleeve
He trusted almost anyone
And loved so fearlessly

But he knows better than that now
He locked his heart away
With all the other foolish things
And there it’s gonna stay

Cause I don’t need anyone
And I don’t need nothing
Cause I’ve learned that every love
Is a ticket to lose
And I owe it all to you

Nothing ventured nothing gained
I’ll take that one as verse
Better loved and lost they said
But it’s definitely worse

So I don’t need anyone
And I don’t need nothing
Cause I’ve learned that every love
Is a ticket to lose
And I owe it all to you