Words Fade You Reign Stars Dance Over Us

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Eight songs, about 40 minutes long. This is the basic, free version. In the fullness of time, there will be a "deluxe version" with how-to-play videos, a chords packet, music videos, a physical copy, and hopefully much, much more.

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released August 1, 2013

All songs written, composed, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike Togtman.

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RE:new is the brainchild of Mike Togtman, who writes all the music, sings all the lyrics, records and masters the songs, and even plays (most of) the instruments.

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Track Name: Words
Here’s a girl whose soul is roadworn
Here’s a girl whose heart has been torn again and again
If life were fair she wouldn’t have these thorns
Stuck in her hands, stuck in her heart stuck in her mind

But again and again she finds
Every single thing she does reminds her
Pulls up memories best left behind
Of where’s she’s from, of what she’s done, and who she’s become

Can’t you see she’s got it rough enough
Without you making her life more tough
Sticks and stones can break through bones
But words cut deeper in the long run

She beats down on herself
Keeps her heart locked away inside a box on her shelf
Doesn’t matter what anyone does or says
It’s locked up for the rest of her days

Will she ever open up again
Will she ever find a friend
Who she can trust
Who doesn’t turn and walk away

Can’t you see she’s got it rough enough
Without you making her life more tough
Sticks and stones can break through bones
But words cut deeper in the long run
But words cut deeper in the long run
Yet words will keep her safe in your arms
And words will heal her wounds and scars
Track Name: Fade
I’m insecure, don’t know what for
Well, really it’s because you’re so pure
You’ve never held hands or felt your lips touch
While I’ve gone and wasted far too much of me

Burning eyes; I despise
All I’ve done from the start of my life
Been misguided every step
Am I beyond help?

Can I live up to your expectations? Well, I really don’t know
If it hurts you less to give up sooner I’d rather go now
‘Cuz I’m a failure in every single way
No matter what kind words you choose to say

You think you know, but you don’t
Who I am is only a mask
Gilding this brokenness
Far too broken for me to ask

How did I come to this?
How do I tear my eyes from the abyss
Inside — Inside of me?
Is it possible for me to be free?

Will you run away when this song is done?
Will you hide your face, has it already begun
You’ll fade away just like the rest
Oh God, will I ever find some peace inside this maelstrom in my chest?

Can’t live up to your expectations; it’s something that I know
It’ll hurt you less if I give up sooner, so I have to go
You don’t deserve a failure and that just what I am

So I'm sorry
But what we could have had was never meant to be.
Track Name: You
Your eyes in the night // reflect dark light
What a joy what a sight // to hold you in my arms tonight

Spinning around in an endless dance
You’ve got my mind stuck in a trance
Hold your power over me my dear
Or can’t you see what you’re doing to me?

Your smile so warm // Your voice calms the storm
So I’ll take my heart reformed // And give it up to you

Spinning around in an endless dance
You’ve got my mind stuck in a trance
Hold your power over me my dear
I’m head over heels
Oh can’t you see what you do to me
Oh can’t you see?
Track Name: Reign
You’ve got me all confused
Mixed up like a deck of cards
You’ve got me figured out
Like a magician with your sleight of hand

I’ll end up like you planned
Standing by you, hand in hand
You’re the Queen of Hearts
And I’m the Joker at the back of the deck

I have no suit of my own
No place to call my home
So right here is where I’ll stay
Next to the King of Hearts all day

Your eyes shine like diamonds
As I rest here in your hand
Discard my once broken heart
And play me like a card

Make me your work of art
I’ll be whatever you need me to be
A two of clubs, a ten of spades
Or the Ace of your heart

I had no suit of my own
But Hearts is now my home
So, right here is where I’ll stay
Sitting as the King of Hearts all day
Track Name: Stars
The ice blue tide pours out from the inside
Of your eyes; I wish I could revise
The words I said with better words instead
Not meant to hurt, but meant to avert
Us from this

But the stars in your eyes fill my insides with a thousand sighs
I wish I may, I wish I might see those stars again tonight

Starlight, star bright
The only star I see at night
When the sun is gone you shine on
In the deep blue sky you fly so high
Above us

Guide me to safer shores, stars, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us
You’ve already fixed the broken mess of me, now fix the rest of me

I am yours
It’s you that I adore
You’re so much more
Than I have ever hoped for

Stretch out the skies before your eyes, watch over us
Spread out the earth and give us worth

Stars, shine on, shine on
When all in this world is wrong
Keep burning bright through the night
Let your light tell us goodnight
Track Name: Dance
We’re like two windmills spinning in perfect time
Two poets writing rhythmic lines
The Sun and the Moon’s got nothing on me and you
I’ll sing nature’s song and you’ll dance along

Words without motion are harder to follow
This pure raw emotion is too much to swallow
So you’ll dance in time as I sing my songs
The world will pause as we go on

We’re like meteors at night
Burning out twice as fast, twice as bright
The Earth and all stars can’t handle what’s ours
I’ll sing and you’ll dance in the trance of song

Words without motion are harder to follow
This pure raw emotion is too much to swallow
So you’ll dance in time as I sing my songs
The world will pause as we go on

The stars are aligned
The music’s in time
So sway side to side and dance to the song
While I sing along

The Sun and the Moon’s got nothing on me and you
The Earth and all Stars can’t handle what’s ours
I’ll sing and you’ll dance, (a tempo)
I’ll sing and you’ll dance (slower)
I’ll sing and you’ll dance (half speed, like a march, hold dance)

Words without motion are harder to follow
This pure raw emotion is too much to swallow
So you’ll dance in time as I sing my songs
The world will pause as we go on
Passing the time as we march along
Track Name: Over
I will never forget what I’ve learned
‘Cuz I built every bridge that I burned
I stand alone with fires all around
With my line drawn six feet underground

How could this have gone awry
Never wanted to hurt you or see you cry
But it all went bad so fast
The good times never last

And you,
You were just the latest
In my silly little games
And you,
You were just the greatest
In my infinite shame
I tried to keep you at arm’s length
I found that I have no strength

This void inside of me
I thought it set me free
Hide in the black inside my heart
While my life falls apart
.
No matter how much time I take
I never feel awake
Spinning circles around my head
The vultures come for their dead

And you,
You were just the latest
In my silly little games
And you,
You were just the greatest
In my infinite shame
I tried to keep you at arm’s length
I found that I have no strength
Track Name: Us
I’m back home again and everything’s new
Nostalgia creeps in; oh, I never knew this town like I do now
Weary roads, tired streets wait for me here
The place are the same, they’ve all got new faces

I’m tired of feeling like this
Feeling remiss because I miss you
I’m not as strong as I thought
The battle fought but lost

I’m a ghost in this home, a ghost in these bones since you left me alone
It seems to me that time’s been moving free not following what we’ve defined it to be
Because this year flew by like a blur, though that might have been because of her
Here’s to you, my fallen star, may your road not be hard

Yes it’s true we’ve come so far; may your heart not be marred
Oh - Oh - Oh -
No we won’t be the same; feel that pain, feel that shame
Our - Our - Our -
Paths were crossed, stars were lost, feelings tossed aside
You threw your punch, I threw mine, your cutting words deride
We did - Oh, we did - Though we did have our fun
It’s over now, and we’ll never be the same again

The script may stay the same
But we all can change together
So we’ll go our separate ways
Maybe someday we will meet again with different names

Fire in her eyes and fire on the horizon
Ashes and embers in mid-December
As this bridge is burning down and down, the world spins around, around
My heart’s in my throat; feels like I’ll choke

Guide my heart my hands my mind
Fix the wrong in me that you find
When I’m overwhelmed by the light and sound
You keep my feet on the ground

When all we’ve built is gone; we’re left feeling wrong
I can hear Your call and there’s writing on these walls
In my heart that you’re tearing apart
And cutting out these strings that tie me to these earthly things

So I’ll fall into your arms and trust that you won’t do me harm
I’ll let go and in my life Your love I’ll show
Losing control
You found Your way to me and I’ll give You my soul ‘cuz you make me whole

Guide my heart my hands my mind
Fix the wrong in me that you find
When I’m overwhelmed by the light and sound
You keep my feet on the ground

Guide my heart my hands my mind
Build a fire in me, deep inside
Shine your light across the earth
Only you can give us worth