Taylor Ely

Taylor Ely

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

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Lyrics

Two Boxes

Written By: Taylor Ely

heels are black with dirt
I saw you checkin your reflection in the bathroom mirror
and I’m at a loss for words
but surprisingly the silence makes everything clearer
and two boxes on a Persian rug (it’s looking up)
complicated directions and I’m emptying my cup (it’s looking up)
because when I wake up next to you my friend
I feel awake
for the first time in years
and when I wake up next to you my friend I’m not ashamed
I won’t hold back any tears

as the mornings turn to nights
we’re talking about the ghost in the sky
and its four am but our eyes are wide
because 28 souls never fit this tight
and we’re running circles they’re walking lines
and when I wake up next to you I’m fine

trees are black with birds
I see you picking off the leaves as I walk by
we’re both skippin both caught up in love at second sight

seven voices in a dark mirrored room (its making sense)
telling stories of our lives back home

when I wake up next to you my friend I feel awake
for the first time in years
when I wake up next to you my friend I’m not ashamed
I won’t hold back any tears

the only time that they’re not acting is when they’re on stage
and the only thing that “makes them happy” is acting their age
well repetitions never meant this much
and back in Nashville I miss your touch
so get in your car meet me halfway
because when I wake up next you I’m okay

Four Oclock

Written By: Taylor Ely

The family piano is choking me
as mom walks down the hall
Help I got lost in the sudden heat
and everybody else carried on

Two AM I am lonely but not alone
Is the time and place for us still unknown?
Two forty five, I compose a letter I’ll never send
Three o’clock and the love songs in my head collect dust as I wait for four
And four AM comes and goes
But I’m stuck in your time zone.

I see you, gavel in fist
you’re undeserving of all these unspoken plot twists
Two AM I am lonely but not alone
Is the time and place for us still unknown?
Two forty five, I compose a letter I’ll never send
Three o’clock and the love songs in my head collect dust as I wait for four
And four AM comes and goes
But I’m stuck in your time zone.

reasons not to fall

Written By: Taylor Ely

you sit and wait
you complicate
you pour a cup of coffee to hide your face
Its gettin late
say the pain's not pain
you act frustrated and you cut me breaks
sharing inconvenient love stories
we're closing open doors
you ask me "whats the glory in what i'm looking for"
What you're looking for

i'm growing tired of trying to explain her
and you're running out of excuses to call
im growing tired of not having all your answers
and were both running out of reasons not to fall
reasons not to fall.

you wait and stare
confess your scared
through cans and string and truth and dare
well lifes not fair
youll have to wear
your frown under your dirty blonde hair

i'm running out of versions of i miss you
i know you're outgrowing those four walls
are you growing tired of resolving all my issues
are you too running out of reasons not to fall
you stare and act
like your not sad
about the words of the textbook and dad i fake a laugh
om your behalf
step back and take a look at the aftermath

I'm growing tired of folding lined paper
your running out of ways to stall
I'm growing tired of crying to strangers
And were running out of reasons not to fall

I'm growing tire of being separately together
but I'll never run out of inspiration for these songs
I'm growing tired of waiting until November
and we're both running out of reasons not to fall