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Out Of My League

Posted: Jan 1, 2008

Preview audio track (Jazz guitar version)
[audio:OutOfMyLeague_timjazz.mp3]

Status: Unreleased

How I wish that I could come to talk to you
If only I knew what to say
And I’m not ashamed to tell ya’ I’ve been stumbling around
tryin’ to think of something more profound than cliché

So maybe I’ll concede
That you’re out — just out — of my reach
But on second glance, it’s worth a chance
But I’m holding back to make my advance

Tell me, what am I you waiting for
‘Cause you’re the girl I’ve been aching for
Maybe you could love someone like me
But perfect as you seem to be
I still believe you’re OUT OF MY LEAGUE

Now I don’t know if I should run in this race
Or turn around and save faceand just go home
Wonder if you see that I’mat a fork in this road
Searching for a sign to show me which way to go

Maybe it’s time to concede
That you’re out — just out — of my reach
But there’s no reason why I shouldn’t try
Got nothing to lose but my pride

Tell me, what am I you waiting for
‘Cause you’re the girl I’ve been aching for
Maybe you could love someone like me
But perfect as you seem to be
I still believe you’re OUT OF MY LEAGUE

Then you looked over and you grinned
And I threw caution to the wind
Cause I was on the borderline
All I needed was a sign

Tell me, what am I you waiting for
‘Cause you’re the girl I’ve been aching for
You say you could love someone like me
And perfect as we just might be
I don’t believe you’re OUT OF MY LEAGUE

Lyrics and music © 2008 Nick Daugherty Music (ASCAP)

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One For Me (revised lyrics 7.09.06)

Posted: Jul 9, 2006

A work it progress… Here’s the latest version in draft:

[audio:20060717_OneForMe.mp3]

So I spent It took me twenty-one years in nine states
To get my license to drive To finally see your pretty face
That brought me here to this cliff And I’ve been wreckless and wild
At the brink of my life But now I’m findin’ my place
I sit here Lord, wondering I couldn’t believe I fell so fast, but darlin
Just why I’m alive Look what you’ve made me do
Draw me near

Make this choice for me clear I’ve gone and fell in love with you

How do I find you Now it’s killin’ me
If I keep scuffling my feet
If I’m not by your side
I’m runnin around in circles
Think I’ll stick around for awhile
Aimlessly incomplete
I gotta keep you in my life

Oh, to Let me be the only one for you
And, oh if we could be together soon Cause I’ve looked this world over
and now my search is through

Lord, may I see We’re meant to be
Just what I have to do And I promise I’ll be true
You’re the one for me
Baby, let me be the one for you

So I get down on my knees Well I never thought I’d ever find
And I pray every night
a woman quite like you
That I’ll find you someday So I thought I’d ask the good Lord
If I do everything right What he thought I should do
Over and over again through my live I’ve tried Like a miracle you walked by and I just knew
Not to steer It was you
From the straight and narrow I fear That the good Lord been leading me to

Don’t let me slip up Everything happens
Fall down this mountainside According to his plan
Cause if she’s perfect Having you in my life
I’ll need her in my life Makes me a better man

Oh, to Let me be the only one for you
And, oh if we could be together soon Cause I’ve looked this world over
and now my search is through

Lord, may I see We’re meant to be
Just what I have to do And I promise I’ll be true
You’re the one for me
Baby, let me be the one for you

I’ve had my heart trampled on
So now I’m down on my knees
Broken down to my knees Asking you tonight
I’ve been through the fire If you would take my hand in yours
I’ve been burned by that heat For the rest of your life
All that went wrong just made me strong And I know I’ve been a rambler
Now I’m so ready to be But if you’d be my wife
The man for you I’ll stay
I swear my love will remain true Cause you’re all I want anyway

And everything happens Every night you’re all I’m dreaming of
According to his plan I want to see your face each morning
Baby, I’m waiting for you to take my hand When I wake up (my love)

Oh, to Let me be the only one for you
And, oh if we could be together soon Cause I’ve looked this world over
and now my search is through

Lord, may I see We’re meant to be
Just what I have to do And I promise I’ll be true
You’re the one for me
Baby, let me be the one for you

© Nick Daugherty, 2006. All Rights Reserved
Thanks to my good friend and lyrical master Liz Shea for helping refine this song and make it so much stronger!

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Moving Higher (revised lyrics 07.02.06)

Posted: Jul 2, 2006

Baby, let me stay with you tonight
Something about you, girl
That makes everything alright, tonight Has got me tanged up inside, and it feels so right
Baby, let me hold you once again
Cause I’ve got this feeling it feels like heaven, girl
We’re gonna’ be much more than friends To feel you breathe against my skin, do it again
So Take it slow for me, like it’s my first time
Are my feet still touching the ground
Or am I…

Moving higher
Moving higher across the sky
I’m moving higher
Higher to save my life Cause you’ve given me wings to fly
Brought me back to life

I’m lying awake with you tonight
We’re staring at the star lights
Dreaming what our lives could be like
What would that be like
I don’t care what troubles may arise
So long as I can wake up
To see that sparkle in your eyes And still be next to you at sunrise
Your blue eyes
(You’re) still by my side
So let the rains fall world close in around us
Let the moonlight’s shadows surround us
Cause I’m…

Moving higher
Moving higher across the sky
I’m moving higher
Higher to save my life Cause you’ve given me wings to fly

So this time I’m gonna’ fight for her
Yeah, this time the sun shines brighter for her
So it’s time I do things right for her
Cause she’s taken me so much higher it hurts

I’m moving higher
Moving higher across the sky
I’m moving higher
Higher to save my life Cause you’ve given me wings to fly
Brought me back to life

© Nick Daugherty, 2006.  All Rights Reserved.

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Jamie (revised lyrics 6.22.06)

Posted: Jun 22, 2006

(Liz had a great idea on this song that we ran with…
Here is the latest draft.)

[audio:20060717_Jamie.mp3]

Jamie, I’ve had you on my mind
For quite sometime tonight
Jamie, I can’t believe you’re gone this time
And you left me behind
Lately, this road ahead looks my future’s lookin so unclear
Oh, how I wish you could still be here
You’re so far, far away from me

Jamie, I knew this day would come sometime never thought this day
It’s bittersweet Would come so soon
Empty, driving home I finally start to see
You still own a part of me That I’m so lost without you
Jamie, when my this road ahead looks so unclear
Oh, can you made my sorrows this heartache disappear
You’re so far away…

So what did we give up for I’m longing for your touch
What if there’s still something more Missing you so much
What if I came knocking on your door But I know that forever would never
Tonight Be enough, be enough
Would you invite me in I just can’t let go
To try once more Let go of your love

Jamie, I’m back at home again now just say it’s all a dream
I’m all alone again now And that you’re not really gone
But not for long
And maybe, you’re still my luckiest charm tonight I’ll fall asleep
But it’s only back in your arms where I belong And find you back in my arms, my arms yeah
Cause Jamie, the future might be tomorrow still seems so unclear
So close your eyes and I will reappear You’re up in Heaven, and I’m way down here
Never so far, far away Angel you’re so far, from here.
Oh, so far, far away from me

© Nick Daugherty, 2006. All Rights Reserved.

Thanks to my good friend Liz Shea for helping make this song even stronger!

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Call Me Back

Posted: May 22, 2003

More than anything I wish for you to see
The part of you that has taken up part of me
and everything that that I thought — that I believed,
Was untrue

You’re beautiful, babe, a daisy in full bloom
So let me live, let me breathe a breath of you
I’ve gotta know, are you the one to hang the moon? Was it you?
Everyday I pray you’ll look my way

I’m glued to the phone, sitting alone
Holding my breath you’ll call me back
I’m turning blue, so crazy for you
and your sweet, sweet voice
say you want me too

Baby let me go, give it to me straight
I’ve never been so tired of playing these games
So tell me now, is there a chance for you
Cause I’m tempting my fate?
Throughout the week I’m doing everything I can
So I can see you for a time when the week ends
If you don’t call, you put me back where I began
Lying in wait
But everyday, I pray you’ll look my way

I’m glued to the phone, sitting alone
Holding my breath you’ll call me back
I’m turning blue, so crazy for you
and your sweet, sweet voice
say you want me too

When’s it gonna be my turn?
When’s my chance to be your king?
Would you object to me (girl) if I sang for you (girl) ?
While I anxiously await, suspicion oftentimes creates what it suspects
Oh, make your move

Tonight, I’m staying home
To wait by the phone
Holding my breath you’ll call me back
I’m turning blue, so crazy for you
And your sweet, sweet voice
Say you want me too

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1000 Times Tonight

Posted: May 22, 2003

Sometimes I wonder
What have I done
What do you see in me
And what have we become
I’ve all my life sought after you
I’ve been searching high and low
So how I found you here tonight
Lord, I’ll never know
All I know is that I’m happy
With you everything’s alright
You girl just made me happy
A thousand times tonight
A thousand times tonight
Sometimes I wake up
From the dead of night
Though I’m scared I’m not alone
Everything’s alright
I’ve dreamt of this forever
If forever does exist
Then nothing can go wrong right here
But oh, to feel your kiss
All I know is that I’m happy
With you everything’s alright
You girl just made me happy
A thousand times tonight
A thousand times tonight
So did ya know
Did you know
Did you know
You’re the star of all my dreams
I’m lost in you, and so it seems
That, maybe I’ll give anything
To be who you see in me
Hold me again
Touch me again
Stay with me forever, baby
Don’t let this night end

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Two Miles Away

Posted: May 8, 2003

Though you’re two miles away
It might as well be forever
If you won’t let me in your heart
Then why are we together
It’s times like these, when I hit my knees
And cry out
Where did we go wrong
What happened to you
What happened to me? And us?
And all the things I knew
All I want is you
For things to be brand new
But I don’t even know you
If you’re happy being two… miles away
We both knew I had to leave
But soon I’d be back home
Each night I’d wait to hold you in my arms
Now I’m waiting here alone
I’m crying out to you
Lord, what else can I do
But you turn to ignore me
And you break my heart in two
Still my heart aches for you
For things to be brand new
But I don’t even know you
If you’re happy being two… miles away

I wanna’ kiss you–touch you–feel you–hold you
I wanna’ feel your breath ripple down my neck
Have I told you I need you?
I wanna’ see you–be you–know you–complete you
A thousand times just tonight

Though you’re two miles away
Don’t let it be forever
You’ve got to let me in your heart
We’re meant to be together
It’s times like these
When I hit my knees and cry out

Where did we go wrong
What happened to you?
What happened to me? And us?
And all the things I knew
All I want is you
For things to be brand new
But I don’t even know you
If you’re happy being two…
Happy being two…

…miles away

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Away (A Soldier’s Anthem)

Posted: May 8, 2003

Don’t go away
She said to me yesterday
As I was packing up to go
Write you everyday
She promised me
As I walked through that door
Oh, baby, stay
She cried out
Who needs the war? Who needs the war?

But there’s a yearning in my heart tonight
And I can’t breathe and I can’t fight
Cause I’m burning deep inside to make it home

So, Father, show me the way
Cause I’m afraid to face today
Even though yesterday is gone, gone, gone
Well, there’s got to be a way
To get up and face today
I’m just so scared to think that
Tomorrow you’ll be gone
Away

So I’ll retire the tracks I’ve laid
Admire the mess I’ve made
To get this far
Discover the way for me to say
Forever is not so far
So far away
To keep me apart from you

So if I don’t make it home tonight
Don’t cry for me — I’ll be alright
You know I’m never going down
Without a fight

So, Father, show me the way
Cause I’m afraid to face today
Even though yesterday is gone, gone, gone
Well, there’s got to be a way
To get up and face today
I’m just so scared to think that
Tomorrow you’ll be gone
Away

Gone away
Gone away
So go all the way today
Go all the way today
Cause I love you
You know I love you
But I can’t stay
I love you
I love you but I can’t stay… away

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Giving You Up

Posted: May 8, 2003

From the first time that I saw you standing there
I knew that you must be an angel sent to me from up above
You are everything I’ve prayed for all the nights I’ve spent alone
Asking God to send me someone I could love

I wish that someday soon
You’d understand my love for you

But I’m giving you up
Setting you free
Hoping someday you’d come back to me
I’m letting go, but I thought you should know
You can’t see the credits before the start of the show
I’m giving you up — setting you free
Hoping someday you’d come back to me
I’m letting go — need some time to grow
I can’t cross your path until I walk my road

Well, I heard it from a wise man long ago
He said to me, “Son, if you really love something, you gotta’ let it go
Then sit back and wait, and if she comes back on her own she’s yours
But if she’s gone for good, she was never yours at all”

I remember the night we danced
Did you know I took this chance?

By giving you up — setting you free
Hoping someday you’d come back to me
I’m letting go, so I thought you should know
I’ve been waiting for hours for you out in the cold.
I’m giving you up — setting you free
Praying to God you’d come back to me
I’m letting go — you’re on your own
Still my heart’s going with you — you’re not alone

Saw my world come crashing down the day my best friend sat me down
And said you didn’t care for me how I care for you
And I had to laugh despite myself the night I got a phone call
From that same guy telling me he loved you too
My heart’s in my throat — it’s true
How could this happen? You love him too?
So I’m giving you up — setting you free
Nothing more to say that would get you love me
I’m letting go — you’re on your own
No longer will I stand in the way of your love
I’m giving you up — setting you free
Praying to God you’d come back to me
I’m letting go, you’re on your own
Maybe I’m better off just being alone

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