HAD TO 

From some odd distance  
First time seeing you 
I tried to say hello 
But you're too shy to say it too 

But slowly as the hours pass 
And days span into months 
I can find my comfort 
It's all happening at once 

And all of my sorrows seem to fade 
And all of your hesitance has changed 

Each day gone by 
I saw the light growing in you 
And all at once our hearts are one 
And we’ve too much to lose 

But slowly we will take our steps  
To work around our faults 
And soon our hearts will feel 
That they were never there at all 

And all of my sorrows are gone 
And all of your love I have alone 

One day at a time 
We found a way to make it through 
But distance will not make you fond 
Just grow the doubts in you 

So I had done 
What I had thought 
That I had had to do 
And you would find another 
Just to try to get you through 

And all of my sorrows return 
And I have found another bridge to burn 

Gave it one more shot 
Just to throw it all away 
Maybe you'd still be around 
If we hadn't tried to change 

The past is past 
And we were fools for thinking any less 
But now I must move on 
But I'm still wishing you the best 

And all of my sorrows are gone 
But now all the love I gave moved on 

Moved on 
Moved on 
Moved on 

©2020 Livia Rose Overton

He 

He played god and I let myself believe him  
and every time we touched I had to swear to keep it secret  
he stole my home  
he took my soul  
he made life dull  
and I love him for it  

I'll tell my friends I hate his guts  
just get them all to shut up  
I'll say that we got in some fight  
Just to stay home with him all night  
I'll scream and cry and cut my hair  
Convince my mother life's not fair  
Despite how much they want him dead  
I want him back home in my bed  

He made a bed of thorns seem nice  
his heart and hands were both cold as ice  
the heat of the moment and heat at night  
Made the cold so appealing  

He works in the back of your mind  
He’ll find a way to steal all your time  
There's nothing better than his love  
Except his lies  

I'll tell my friends I hate his guts  
just to get them all to shut up  
I'll say that we got in some fight  
just to stay home with him all night  
I'll scream and cry and cut my hair  
convince my mother life’s not fair  
despite how much they want him dead  
I want him back home in my bed  

Darling, don’t you love me?  
More than life is lonely  
I'd sell my soul for you  
What else would you do?  

I'll tell my friends I hate your guts  
Just to get them all to shut up  
I'll say that we got in some fight  
To stay home with you all night  
I'll scream and cry and cut my hair  
Convince my mother life’s not fair  
Despite how much they want you dead  
I want you back home in my bed 

©2019 Livia Rose Overton

Music & Lyrics

Guess Ur Right 

I should have never bothered to grow up 
Keeping secrets from my friends so they wouldn’t hate my guts  
Scared that if you saw me you’d say you’d had enough  
Well I guess that I was right and now I’ve caught onto their bluff 

Sorry that I moved on sorry that I cared  
Sorry that I’m drinking sorry that it makes you scared  
Sorry that you’re angry hope you listen when I say  
Sorry that I’m happy doesn’t matter anyway 

Guess you’re right  
I’ve been fuckin up  
It’s alright  
Cause I’m having fun 

I lost everything that I had once held dear  
All my insecurities are feeding all my fears 
Thought that I had told you and I had made it clear  
That I am not the person that I was when you were here 

Sorry that I’m missing sorry that I left 
Didn’t want to hurt you just thought this was for the best 
Sorry that I disappeared I guess that I just thought  
Your life would be better if my existence stopped 

Guess you’re right  
I’ve been fuckin up  
It’s alright  
Cause I’m 

I’m sorry I’m choking I’m frozen got cold feet  
I’m losing I’m angry I’m tired of changing  
I’m lonely I’m only trying to become me 
But I’m having fun 

Can’t be right all the time  
You can’t be right all the time  
All of you can not be right all the time 
But for now! 

Guess you’re right  
I’ve been fuckin up  
It’s alright  
Cause I’m 

I’m sorry I’m choking I’m frozen got cold feet  
I’m losing I’m angry I’m tired of changing  
I’m lonely I’m only trying to become me 
But I’m having fun 
But I’m having fun

© 2020. Livia Rose Overton

Homesick

Don’t look too close 
Or you’ll get so uncomfortable 
Cause I’m so tired hiding everything 
And pretending that I’m all good 

Cause this life is getting hard 
And I tried to move too far 
And I will keep all of my memories 
But back where I belong 

I see now that I was never meant 
To pack my things and leave 
I have a bad case of being homesick 
When I do anything 

It’s always this reminds me 
And that astounds me 
And everything is so depressing 
So promise me 
You won’t erase your memories of me 

Write me letters 
Send me pictures when I go 
Don’t forget me 
Don’t regret the things we’ve done 

I’ll be leaving soon 
And you’ll be moving on 
So finally my heart can beat 
And I can feel at home 

I never wanted anything more 
Than to find a place that I could afford 
And find a boy that I could adore 
And get new friends who cared a little more 

I never thought I would be sullen and wasted 
And constantly in over my head 
And hating what I did 
And hating everything 

I guess I never listen 
And I guess I should have waited 
I wish I never fell so far 
I’m only me when I am faded 

This is not what I wanted 
This is not who I wanted to be 
So let me go and please
 
Write me letters 
Send me pictures when I go 
Don’t forget me 
Don’t regret the things we’ve done 

I’ll be leaving soon 
And you’ll be moving on 
So finally my heart can beat 
And I can feel at home 

A city stripped of all you know 
Doesn’t feel like home no more 
So take all that I have for show 
I won’t bother anyone 

Somehow I thought when I was gone 
I wouldn’t feel so alone 
A city stripped of all you love 
Doesn’t feel like home no more 

Write me letters 
Send me pictures when I go 
Don’t forget me 
Don’t regret the things we’ve done 

I’ll be leaving soon 
And you’ll be moving on 
So finally my heart can beat 
And I can feel at home

©2020. Livia Rose Overton

Broken Man

If I wanted 
I could  steal your money 
I could break your heart 
and run 

Judgment freed me 
my alimony 
like those ceremonies 
only insanity in your gun 

Any time that I needed you 
you’d be right there by my side 
but every night you were next to her 
did you think of how I cried 

And I never stopped to think 
that you didn’t love me right 
Diamonds and rings are beautiful 
but they always seem to bind 

You wanted all of me 
I was a fool to think 
that good things come for free 
when you stole everything 

You said just take my hand 
and I fell once again 
I never saw your plan 
Heartbreaker can’t break the heart 
of a broken man 

If I wanted 
I could spread your name 
and I’d tell all my friends 
just what you’ve done 

Open arms 
I’d send out fool alarms 
And maybe then 
you’d feel my pain 
but it’s not worth the effort babe 

You wanted all of me 
I was a fool to think 
that good things come for free 
when you stole everything 

You said just take my hand 
and I fell once again 
I never saw your plan 
Heartbreaker can’t break the heart 
of a broken man 

You said just take my hand 
and I fell once again 
I never saw your plan 
Heartbreaker can’t break the heart 
of a broken man

©2020. Livia Rose Overton