Michael Paynter

Michael Paynter

 Langwarrin, Victoria, AUS
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

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Lyrics

I Forgot How To Love

Written By: Michael Paynter

I used to say 'Baby, I blame this on you'
I hang this on all that
You just wouldn't do
I'd get good at hiding, I'd lock you away
With all of the truth that
I just couldn't face

See I've got this way of inviting the pain
And there's only one way to explain it

THAT I FORGOT HOW TO LOVE
MY HEART'S TREADING WATER
MY MIND CAN'T KEEP UP
DID WE FORGET HOW TO DANCE?
JUST SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE
OR GIVE THIS A CHANCE
CAUSE I JUST DON'T FEEL I'M ENOUGH
TO GET BACK TO LOVE

Sometimes your heart it just runs on ahead
And you can just stand there
And wish it the best
You don't see it it coming and it's too late to brake
You end up colliding
Head into your fate

See I've got this way of believing the lies
And there's only one way to describe it

Stay with me goodness
Stay with me grace
Don't leave me hurting alone in this place
Keep me from darkness
Light up my way
Don't let me waste one more day

Freedom's Not For Me

Written By: Michael Paynter

All I got's a photograph
Of a life a world away
And all you are's a memory
That I'm trying to wipe away

The night we stayed up taking
'Til the sky could taste the sun
Was the night I knew the fairytale
I was clinging to was done

SO WHAT AM I? THE MAN YOU DON'T NEED?
WHAT WERE WE? THE TWO THAT WERE ONLY MEANT TO BLEED?
AND WHAT WAS THIS? THE DAY WE'RE SET FREE?
IF THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE, TO BE "FREE TO LIVE YOU LIFE"
THEN I GUESS, BABY THIS MEANS
FREEDOM'S NOT FOR ME

I'm brave enough to take the fall
I'm strong enough fail
But an hour on that Saturday left me desperate to inhale
If we believe that Jesus sees every tear we cry
He'll be so God-damn busy tonight

What was this? A way to test your eagerness?
What about the promises we made?