All songs written by Veronica Stanton. (SESAC)

827 MILES

I’ve been calling this home now for a while

It’s been about a year since I left PA

Usually talking to Mom just makes me smile

But I’ve been choking up telling her I’m doing great

And that’s true, I am, that aint a lie

But sometimes as we say goodbye

I get hung-up on what I left behind

I was sick of being home

I had to leave so I could grow

And it still feels right being on my own

I felt lost in a place that I had known

But now I’m sick of being alone

827 miles from home

I’ve been reminiscing for a while

About life in Jenkintown, PA

Maybe it’s cause I’m the youngest child

I find comfort thinking of the day to day

I remind myself I’m doing fine

If I were there I’d lose my mind

But it’s hard to think of all I left behind


I was sick of being home

I had to leave so I could grow

And it still feels right being on my own

I felt lost in a place that I had known

But now I’m sick of being alone

827 miles from home

They send me pictures of the little ones

But it’s just not the same

Sometimes I worry by the time I get back there

They will have forgotten my name

And I’ll only have myself to blame


Cause I was sick of being home

I left so I could grow

And it still feels right being on my own

I felt lost in a place that I had known

But now I’m sick of being alone

827 miles from home

827 miles from home

827 miles from home


FLYING

I know I should be living

Using the gifts that I’ve been given

I probably should be smiling

But I feel like I’d be lying

Cause on the inside Im dying

How can I be so changed by one man?

His love it had me flying

I guess I had to land

I know I shouldn’t be singing

The melody my sadness is bringing

Cause I can feel I’m beginning to wallow

Wishing my heart was hollow

I’m giving into my sorrow

I know I shouldn’t be thinking

Of the one who left my heart sinking

But when you give so much for so long

To forget him just feels wrong

So I’m left singing this song

How can I be so changed by one man?

His love it had me flying

I guess I had to land

They tell you to follow your heart

But for me that’s the easy part

It’s when your heart winds up getting shattered

Then nothing he said ever mattered

How can I be so changed by one man?

His love it had me flying

I guess I had to land

His love it had me flying

I guess I had to land

WILDFLOWER

I wish I was a wildflower

I know you’d pick me

The sun would shine on me

At the right hour

You wouldn’t resist me

You would take me into your hands

Maybe bring me to a dance

But the happiness would be a phase

Wildflowers die in a vase


I’d miss the sun

And the view I had from being on my own

I’d miss the wind

And the changes it could bring when it would blow

I’d miss the rain

And even the pain of being alone

I wish I was a wildflower

I know you’d see me

Yea just one glance

And I’d be planted

Forever in your memory

You would hold me in your loving arms

Try to keep me from all harm

But your efforts they would be in vain

Wildflowers aren’t meant to get swept away

I’d miss the sun

And the view I had from being on my own

I’d miss the wind

And the changes it could bring when it would blow

I’d miss the rain

And even the pain of being alone


Oh the happiness would be a phase

Wildflowers die in a vase

I’d miss the sun

And the view I had from being on my own

I’d miss having a part of me that was only known

To myself and everyone with whom I had grown

I’d miss the rain

And even the pain of being alone

Rome


I’ve been watching you watching me

Trying not to let you see me smile

They’re whispering telling me don’t you see,

He’s been looking at you for a while

I just want to play it cool

I don’t want to get my hopes up

So I light a cigarette, walk around a bit

Pour red wine into my cup


And then we start to talk, end up going on a walk

Along old cobblestones, feels so right to be alone

We talk about life, ‘bout the joy and the strife

The first time around we were lost now we’re found


I realize I’m in love with you, doubt you feel it too

I’m confused and I’m scared

I try to cut the ties, give you alibis

But you persist, I’m unprepared

I just want to play it cool

But you know you got my hopes up

You say you want to be with me

You know it’s crazy

But you say you won’t mess up


And then we start to talk, end up going on a walk

Along old cobblestones, feels so right to be alone

We talk about life, bout the joy and the strife

The first time around we were lost now we’re found



Doubt begins to creep in

They tell me not to give in

I write you a letter

Saying let’s wait it’s better


But then we start to talk, end up going on a walk

Along an old street in Rome, feels so right to be alone

We talk about life, bout the joy and the strife

It’s second time around,  we were lost now we’re found




Won’t Be Back Soon

I got my own set of keys

And my own set of worries

I won’t be back soon

Box full of memories

Just leave it on the third floor if you please

I won’t be back soon

I’m not gonna book a flight

I’m not gonna drive up through the night

I won’t be back soon

It’s not that I’ve got something to prove

Oh but I’ve got a hell of a lot to lose

If I come back too soon

I guess I could save up some cash

If I quit now and just head back

But I’d be quitting too soon

I’d have somewhere to crash

But I know that I wouldn’t wanna unpack

I won’t be back soon

I’ll still call, I’ll still write

Still think about you every night

But I won’t be back soon

Maybe I’ve got something to prove

Oh and I’ve got a hell of a lot of pride to lose

If I come back too soon


Maybe I’ve got something to prove

Oh and I’ve got a hell of a lot of pride to lose

If I come back too soon

If I come back too soon