Learn To Live

by Dan Masterson

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released March 4, 2014

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Dan Masterson Boston, Massachusetts

Dan Masterson is a Boston-based performing songwriter with dynamic vocal presence, unusual songwriting intuition, and captivating performance energy. While drawing on his country and singer-songwriter roots, Dan seeks to push the boundaries of piano-centric pop and rock. ... more

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Track Name: Learn To Live
I've been told there are words to live by,
and I've heard them so many times,
but I've forgotten how they go.
So, I made my mistakes,
Oh, and I'm still hurting,
but I, I guess I'll live and learn,
Learn to live without you now.

Cause I'm still breathing, aren't I?
Did you think I'd just waste away?
And I'm still standing, aren't I?
Even as I start to shake.
And I don't need your pity, but I want it all the same
'cause I'm still breathing as I learn to live without you again.

Oh I can't believe that we're not together,
that we couldn't weather everything,
but lately you've been on my mind,
So I, I've got to live and learn,
Learn to live without you now.

Cause I'm still breathing, aren't I?
Did you think I'd just waste away?
And I'm still standing, aren't I?
Even as I start to shake.
And I don't need your pity, but I want it all the same,
'cause I'm still breathing as I learn to live without you again, yeah.

Learn to live.

Cause I'm still breathing, aren't I?
Did you think I'd just waste away?
And I'm still standing aren't I?
Even as I start to shake.
And I don't need your pity, but I want it all the same,
'cause I'm still breathing as I learn to live without you
Yes I'll learn to live without you
Yes I'll learn to live without you again.
Track Name: Twice
Don't cry like this, I know you're aching all the time.
All the time,
But don't you see the lives we're making glowing bright,
All the time,
And the truth is that the past, it isn't half as bad as it used to be.

And when you fall asleep tonight, just keep in mind
Keep in mind,
That all the horror that you've lived through is now behind,
It's all behind
And the truth is that the past, it isn't half as bad as it used to be.

So kiss me once, and I'll kiss you twice
Don't look back oh baby it's alright.
Just kiss me once, and I'll kiss you twice,
and if trouble comes I'll be your warning light.

Tomorrow we won't find the answer,
but it's alright
You know that I will help you searching and we will find
We will find
That the truth is that the past, it isn't half as bad as it used to be.

So kiss me once, and I'll kiss you twice
Don't look back oh baby it's alright.
Just kiss me once, and I'll kiss you twice,
and if trouble comes I'll be your warning light.

Just kiss me once, and I'll kiss you twice
Don't look back oh baby it's alright.
Just kiss me once, and I'll kiss you twice,
and if trouble comes I'll be your warning light.
Track Name: Fine
She told me, "I can't do this anymore."
I told her, "You may have won the battle, but the battle ain't the war."
And she said, "please don't make this harder than it already is"
So I said, "Fine, fine, fine."
It was just a matter of time.

Two months, three weeks had passed since I had seen her face
When I ran into her by chance at an old friends place
She said, "I miss you but I'm happy on my own"
So I said, "Fine, fine, fine"
It was just a matter of time.

'Cause on our own we try
to pretend there's something better down the line,
But then gravity comes pulling at your heart again,
so I say Fine, Fine Fine.
It was just a matter of time.

So we got back together after a few months
And we were better to each other, oh but better was never enough
I guess that somethings have to linger long before they're gone,
So I said, Fine Fine Fine
It was just a matter of time.

'Cause on our own we try
to pretend there's something better down the line,
But then gravity comes pulling at your heart again,
so I said Fine, Fine Fine.
It was just a matter of time.

But I cannot stand the thought of you with another man
And all at once I lose it I can't make you understand so I say
Fine Fine Fine.
I'm fine.
Oh, I'm fine.

'Cause on our own we try
to pretend there's something better down the line,
Oh, but gravity comes pulling at my heart again,
so I said fine, fine, fine.
It was just a matter of time.

I told her I can't do this anymore,
and she nodded in agreement with her eyes cast to the floor
And I went to leave she asked me if I'd be alright
And i said Fine Fine Fine
I'll be fine fine fine.
It was just a matter of time.
Track Name: Helpless
As I lay here in the bedroom,
And I'm missing you like hell,
Even though it's a few weeks
Until I'll be back in town.

Oh I wonder if I lose you,
Will I ever feel the same?
Cause Oh, I'm helpless when I'm with you.
Oh, I'm helpless on my own.
Oh, but the clouds above are breaking 'cause I know.
We'll be helplessly together when I'm home.

And I know I'm not the strongest
Or the lightest hand to hold.
And our friends all think we're crazy
Your mother thinks I'm much too old

But I still wonder if I lose you,
Will I ever feel the same?

'Cause Oh, I'm helpless when I'm with you.
Oh, I'm helpless on my own.
Oh, but the clouds above are breaking 'cause I know.
That we'll be helplessly together when I'm home.
Track Name: Bayonet
I see you standing with arms raised.
You've had enough of me.
You've prepped for battle.
You've worked and trained,
so you won't feel a thing.
Oh, I know you're gonna hold your lines,
I can see the fear and fire in the whites of your eyes.

Run me through.
Wrench the blade.
Take what's yours and give back all the pain I put you through
This wreck I've made
I'm sorry I don't want to go down yet,
because I still love you.
So I sharpen the bayonet.

Now I stare down the barrel
My eyes are wide
But you stand unflinching
Suddenly shots ring out
My certainty turns to doubt
Oh but keep insisting

That no one's gonna change your mind
And I won't have the chance to ask forgiveness this time

Run me through.
Wrench the blade.
Take what's yours and give back all the pain I put you through
This wreck I've made
I'm sorry I don't want to go down yet,
because I still love you.
So I sharpen the bayonet.

Run me through.
Wrench the blade.
Take what's yours and give back all the pain I put you through
This wreck I've made
I'm sorry I don't want to go down yet.

Oh Run me through.
Wrench the blade.
Take what's yours and give back all the pain I put you through
This wreck I've made
I'm sorry I don't want to go down yet,
Because I still love you.
So I sharpen the bayonet.