Obstacles And Opportunities

by Harris Owens

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released 28 November 2012
All songs were written, produced, and performed by Harris Owens. All songs were recorded and mixed by Harris Owens. "Secrets" guitar solo performed by Chris Connelly. This Album was recorded in a private studio. Album art photo by Thom Hart.

Copyright 2012

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Track Name: Rudimentary
It’s your first time on the job,
And I know,
You won’t be here for long.

You’ve been waiting for all your life,
But you can’t,
Decide if it’s wrong… is it wrong?

Hand it down
To someone just like you,
And tell them you
Moved on to something new.

Leap of faith
Kind of like a cast away.
Reasons why
But none today.

But you’re just not the same anymore,
And you’re throwing your life out the door.
You’ve got your six string hanging around,
But it doesn’t make a sound.

Take a shot for your best friends drive,
But you know,
He won’t be here for long.

You don’t recall what you don’t do,
But you can’t,
Be part of this again… not again.

Use your mind
So you will realize.
Everyone
Has the choice to fight.

But you’re just not the same anymore,
And you’re throwing your life out the door.
You’ve got your six string hanging around,
But it doesn’t make a sound.

Do or die and waits and lates,
And how much longer should it take?
These hills and highs are way too much,
I’ll take no more it’s such a rush.
Bottles and buildings, sticks and stones,
It will take much more to break these bones.
These girls and guys are what we play,
Who set the standards for today?

But you’re just not the same anymore,
And you’re throwing your life out the door.
You’ve got your six string hanging around,
But it doesn’t make a sound.
Track Name: Frustration
I don't want to be receiving
I don't want to be unknown
I don't want to become someone
Trying to impress them all

I've become something more than
I've become someone new
I've become a better person
That knocked me right off my feet

Give me something to talk about
I'm so stranded with myself
Get me out of this skin I'm in
I've lost patience with my friends

I don't want to be myself but
I don't want to become more
I don't want to see my best friend
Walk, right out the door

Give me something to talk about
I'm so stranded with myself
Get me out of this skin I'm in
I've lost patience with my friends

Give me something to talk about
I'm so stranded with myself
Get me out of this skin I'm in
I've lost patience with my friends

Remember all the ways we spoke
You've got control of my head
Remember all the ways we moved
I'll never keep you from my
Track Name: Headlights
I knew they wouldn't hold us back,
As long as we kept on this track.
They'll turn us back in to gold,
But this bullshit's so old... It's just so old

And when they catch us you will see,
No one cares about you and me.
Because it's all in our heads,
And they don't care about what we said.

But we're caught in trap,
And I won't step back,
And I won't break,
Cause I'm a different animal.
And they won't love me ‘til I'm fine,
So turn on these headlights.
But we're caught in a trap,
And we won't step back,
Until we push this wall down.
But they won't love me 'til I'm fine.

Looking back on this we'll see,
All we did was disagree.
And they may take away our time,
But they want to help us make this climb.

So turn on these headlights
So turn on these headlights
So turn on these headlights

But we're caught in trap,
And I won't step back,
And I won't break,
Cause I'm a different animal.
And they won't love me ‘til I'm fine.
Track Name: About The Date
Well it's quarter to two and thoughts of you,
Fill my mind and I can't stop them.
You said it's okay, but I screwed up,
So don't mind me, I'm just a little off.

But tomorrow, tomorrow when we go,
You won't be alone.
And I wish I always knew,
That I always made you smile.

Well I decided it's okay after all who cares,
about the one who cares? cause no one listens.
Well I'll never forget, about the date,
That made me laugh, and made you smile.

But tomorrow, tomorrow when we go,
You won't be alone.
And I wish I always knew,
That I always made you smile.

But I can't let this slide,
without a good, good bye.
And I can't let you leave,
over such a, small thing.

And about the date... well it's okay.
Track Name: Hooray
Keep inside your empty mind,
You'll never change this world.
Covered up by creative lies,
We'll never learn to strive.
Open up your mind tonight and fly.

Every single thing we find,
We have to make it ours.
Fighting for the very best,
It's only to survive.
Taking down your paradise tonight.

Pushing down the smaller crowd,
As if they won't reply.
Concerned about our own side,
We'll never learn to strive.
Taking down your paradise tonight.
Track Name: Chains Of Change
This is the last call I will take,
Before this life goes up in flames.
It isn't the first time I have tried,
To forget.

And I don't know which way to turn from here.
Maybe surrender.

You use to say I need you,
But you took that gun and you fired away.
And I use to say I need you,
But I learned my lesson instead.
Oh, help me forget.

It ends the same way it began,
The way this quick decision ran.
Someone told me I should try,
To forgive.

But none of this has ever crossed my mind,
No not this time.

You use to say I need you,
But you took that gun and you fired away.
And I use to say I need you,
But I learned my lesson instead.

Oh, help me forget,
And I'll break loose of these chains,
Of change.

Oh, help me forget,
And I'll break loose of these chains,
Of change.
Track Name: Focus
I don't care what you say,
I'd drop the meds.
You change and I can't stand it,
You drop the meds.

And I couldn't bring you back if I tried.
How much longer does it take to be alive?
Can you hear me when I say I know you both?

One friend who counts as two,
You drop the meds.
Test me and I won't chose,
To take the meds.

And I couldn't bring you back if I tried.
How much longer does it take to be alive?
Can you hear me when I say I know you both?

Hurt me, hate me, if you can't make me shout...
Change me, face me, if I don't make it out...
Wake me, Shake me, if I can't settle down...
Hurt me, hate me, if I don't make it out!...
Track Name: Impossible
It's impossible
You're impossible
I've waited to long now you're invincible.

Keep in mind
Don't forget
You've wasted all your time, on them.

Well you wait to long to give your hand.
(take me back, take me back)
You try to hard to understand.
(take me back, take me back)
Hold on to yourself.

Wake me up
Push me down
I can't help but think, who's around.

It was a perfect plan
The whole way through
I've never had a good time, to tell you.

Well you wait to long to give your hand.
(take me back, take me back)
You try to hard to understand.
(take me back, take me back)
Hold on to yourself.

Well now it's time you leave this place,
It's time I just moved on,
But I can't stop thinking of you.
Cause everywhere I can not find,
Someone who's better than you.
It's all true
It's all true
Track Name: Don't Speak Against The Sun
I'm burning up, I've lost my patience.
Please give me some time where I can be someone,
who has some preference.
I'm sixteen and it feels so good to...

Be, alone.
We're buying time,
But you're always taking mine.
It's fine.
As long as I don't fuck this up.

Change must be the only way we learn things.
And change won't change the way we communicate.
Take my time and watch my mind fade.
Sometimes I feel alone because I'm so afraid.

Start as a star and you're bound to go down.
Are you able to take these revelrys?
You wake and you bake for goodness sake,
It's the lives of these casualties.
Well I won't try to weigh you down,
But you should keep out of this round.
I know you've got chills and thrills,
But it isn't enough to satisfy.

Change must be the only way we learn things.
And change won't change the way we communicate.
Take my time and watch my mind fade.
Sometimes I feel alone because I'm so afraid.

But sure I don't mean to give it shit,
Because I can take what I get.
And sure I'll make the best of it,
Cause it's the only thing I got,
To prove myself, today.
Track Name: The Average Crowd
There is no reason for the foolish sense of sight,
There is no failer here according to my own life
But I, have been holding on much longer,
Than I expected to.
And I, can’t control myself much longer
Than a couple days.
And the average crowd says were all just okay
Were all just okay

There is a reason for the life of laughter,
There is a reason for the reaction hereafter,
But I, have been working so much harder,
Than I ever believed.
And I, am all about succeeding in,
What I want to be.
And the average crowd says were all just okay.
Were all just okay.

But I, have been holding on much longer,
Than I expected to.
And I, am all about succeeding in,
What I want to be.
And the average crowd says were all just okay.
Track Name: Carve Me A Boulevard
I am not about to apologize,
I don't care what you've been through,
I don't care if you let go.

I am not about to give you my word,
I don't care if you're with me,
I don't care if you leave me.

You followed in my footsteps and caught me,
You followed in my footsteps.
A kinder one says you won't find me,
But you keep coming back.

I am not about to give you my hand,
I don't care what you gave me,
I don't care how you left me.

I am not about to forgive you,
I don't care what you made me,
I don't care how you left me.

You followed in my footsteps and caught me,
You followed in my footsteps.
A kinder one says you won't find me,
But you keep coming back.

Follow me I'll take you home,
Carve me a boulevard.
Sing to you my greatest words,
Ripp out the metaphor for you.
Track Name: Wonderful To Watch
Well I'm in another world,
Where we're on top of your world.
You can't make mistakes at all.

Just more words to help us fall.

And fame is just a daily thing,
But always in the wrong way.
And trust me I couldn't lie.

Because in this world,
You're surrounded by,
People who bring you down,
And they won't go away.

Well I'm in another world,
Where we're on top of your world.
You can never complain at all.

Just more words to help us fall.

Can't you see what they've done?
Don't fall in this trap or you'll forget the life you had.
You aren't being true to yourself,
So just let them fight for nothing,
And join the crowd who loves a good comedy.

Because in this world,
You're surrounded by,
People who bring you down,
And they won't go away.

And it can't get much better, than this.
And it can't get much better, than this.
And it can't get much better, than this.
And it can't get much better, than this.
Track Name: Blank Faces
It takes my breath away,
To see this sweet display,
And tear it down to the ground.

We'll see what lies in place,
In place of this display,
We'll take their homes for now.

And when the world turns to dust,
They'll all be gone while we aren't yet.

Well we aren't gone,
But all we are are just blank faces to you.
And I'm so turned,
That all we are are just believers to you.
So here we are,
Just asking for some help from you.
We'll change the end,
But all we need is just that help from you.

Cause when these bridges fall apart,
And when these mountains start to crumble,
We forget what matters most,
To build them up again.
To build them up again.
To build them up again.
To build them up again.

It takes a big mistake,
To make these hearts ache,
So turn this all around.

Well they don't worry,
Cause they'll all be gone.
And they're not sorry,
That we're all just young.
Today.

Well we aren't gone,
But all we are are just blank faces to you.
And I'm so turned,
That all we are are just believers to you.

Cause when these bridges fall apart,
And when these mountains start to crumble,
We forget what matters most,
To build them up again.
To build them up again.
To build them up again.
To build them up again.

To build them up again.
To build them up again.
Track Name: Secrets
Alone, give me that smile at least one more time
in the back room.
Shake the table until I can't draw anymore,
And you can't stand me.

What ever you do, what ever you say,
Just keeps me right around the corner from you.
What ever you do, what ever you say,
Just makes me find another way.

Secrets, fall in between the lines of the companies mind
And I,
Wonder if your mind has changed since you stood on top of the world.

What ever you do, what ever you say,
Just keeps me right around the corner from you.
What ever you do, what ever you say,
Just makes me find another way.