Just The Beginning (2017)

1. Moonlight
By Grace VanderWaal

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh

She always has a smile
from morning to the night
The perfect poster-child
that was once in my life

A doll made out of glass
all her friends think that she’s great
But I can see through it all
and she’s about to break

Remember last year when you told me
to always stay here, and never leave me
the light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight.
Remember last year when you told me
that these would be lifelong stories
the light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You were dancing in the moonlight
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
And I was dancing in the moonlight

Now she lost her way
and she forgets to smile
Never gets a break
from this life in denial

A doll made out of glass
All her friends think that she’s great
But I can see through it all
and she’s about to break Oh!

Remember last year when you told me
to always stay here, and never leave me
The light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight.

Remember last year when you told me
that these would be lifelong stories
The light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight

You were dancing in the moonlight
And I was dancing in the moonlight

I-I-I miss those me-mo-ries
We used to share, just you and me

I remember last year when I told you
I would always stay here and never leave you
I told you the light in your eyes made it look like
we were dancing in the moonlight

Remember last year when you told me
to always stay here, and never leave me
The light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight
Oh
The light from your eyes made it feel like

Dancing in the moonlight

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Moonlight, by Canada Stewart

2. Sick of Being Told
By Grace VanderWaal

I don’t wanna be difficult
At all
But let’s just try it my way
I mean c’mon

I’ve showed you countless numbers of times
That I can do it (I can do it)
So for one time in your whole life
Just let me try it (let me try it)

I’m sick of being told
Of what I should know
I just wanna let go
I wanna run away just to live my life my way
Hey, woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told

What’s the harm
To have a little fun?
Been so uptight
I don’t mean to fight
I’m just, sayin what

I’ve showed you countless numbers of times
That I can do it (I can do it)
So for just once in your whole life
Just let me try it (let me try it)

I’m sick of being told
Of what I should know
I just wanna go
I wanna run away just to live my life my way
Hey, woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told
Woah

I see stars, you just see holes in the sky
You tell me you see it too, but I know that’s a lie
I dream in the night, just see the darkness of your eyes
I won’t let you change me tonight

I’m sick of being told
Of what I should know
I just wanna let go
I wanna run away so I can live my life my way
Hey, woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told

Woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, JEREMY DUSSOLLIET, TIMOTHY P SOMMERS
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Sick of Being Told, by Mark Lalonde
Lyrical Grace: Sick of Being Told, by Canada Stewart

3. Burned
By Grace VanderWaal

You tell me that I’m crazy
Doing this alone
You don’t need to save me
Oh how I have grown

I am capable of everything you can’t see
But now I want to change

Just blow out the candles
Oh little boy when will you learn
You don’t play with fire, unless you want to get burned
Want to get burned
Just blow out the candles oh how the tables they have turned, you don’t play with fire unless you want to get burned
You want to get burned
(Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned)

Some things just sound crazy
Things you’ll never know
But there’s always that word “maybe”
That keeps stringing you along

Mmm Cause I am capable of everything you can’t see
But now I want to change

Just blow out the candles
Oh little boy when will you learn
You don’t play with fire, unless you want to get burned
Want to get burned
Blow out the candles oh how the tables they have turned
You don’t play with fire unless you want to get burned
Want to get burned

What is that, that I see
Floating right in front of me
Lock the door, try to leave
But now it’s clear to me

You didn’t blow out the candles
Oh little boy you never learned
You don’t play with fire but you’re already burned you’re already burned
Blow out the candles oh little boy you’ve never learned
You don’t play with fire but you’re already burned you’re already burned
Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned
Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned
Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, SEAN MAXWELL DOUGLAS
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Burned (Part I), by Mark Lalonde
Lyrical Grace: Burned (Part II), by Mark Lalonde

4. Just a Crush
By Grace VanderWaal

You’re looking at me
I’m looking at you
Is this ever gonna sort itself out, I don’t know what it will do

Cause you’re talking ’bout a marriage and a
Life together
No Honey I’m not looking for anything like what you’re searching for, oh

You’re just, just, just, you are, you are, just a crush

I hope you understand, what I’m telling you
I don’t wanna be confusing
Consider me one of the dudes
And, yes, it’d be nice, to hold hands once in a while
But you’re over here planning like wild

Yes you’re talking ’bout a marriage and a
Life together no
Honey I’m not looking for anything like what you’re searching for, oh
You’re just, just, oh just, you are, you are,

I’m sorry I don’t want no tears
But it’d be worse if I faked you out all of these years
I’m sorry I don’t want no tears
So let me just say it now, perfectly clear

You’re just, just, just, you are, you are
Just, just, oh just, you are, you are, just a crush

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Just A Crush (Part I), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: Just A Crush (Part II), by Chris Latham

5. So Much More Than This
By Grace VanderWaal

Sit right here, chill level low
Close your eyes and just let it flow
Right next to me I hear your heart beat beat
When the dial turns up and the music starts playing
We don’t realize in this society doesn’t matter how your hair looks or what they are thinking
Just Just
What we are finding

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

The whole crowd seems to like me now
Cause they think I’m cool but back when I was in school
They found it very easy to hate me
Funny how always these times are changing
Back then I was so easy to shatter
But now in the end it doesn’t really matter

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

All of the talk and the talk from ya
Won’t even matter when the lights come up
All of the talk and the talk from ya
hey
Open your eyes and just wake up
Do all the things that will matter to ya
Open your eyes and just wake up
Ooooh

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WATTENBERG, MIKE ADUBATO
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: So Much More Than This, by Miles Beining

6. Escape My Mind
By Grace VanderWaal

It was wrong would’ve never worked
Or at least I tell myself to not make it hurt
I try to blast music
In attempt to get you out of my eyes
But I can’t escape my mind

I hate you cause I will always look at your picture
And I tell myself that I’m over it but then I get a little unsure

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

I know we were never a “thing”
But I always think about what could’ve happened if we kept going
And I never had this happen to me
Only in the movies
But honey it is happening

I hate you cause I will always look at your picture
And I tell myself that I’m over it but then I get unsure

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

I can’t escape my mind I wish I could turn it off sometimes
I can’t escape my mind, oh no matter how hard I try,
I wish I could turn it off sometimes

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WATTENBERG, MIKE ADUBATO
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Escape My Mind, by Mark Lalonde

7. Talk Good
By Grace VanderWaal

It sounded so much better in my mind mind
I guess I messed it up again this time time time
There’s something else that I wanted to say say
But my twisted tongue got in the way way way

Ooh my mouth is moving without thinking
Ooh my brain and mouth on diff’rent systems
Why can’t you see my side of things
I’ve been thinking ’bout it ever since

I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda froze in my tracks
I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda had a panic attack
I wish I could talk good, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good

Re-run the conversation in my head head
Think of all the things that I should’ve said instead

Ooh my mouth is moving without thinking
Ooh my brain and mouth on diff’rent systems
Why can’t you see my side of things
I’ve been thinking ’bout it ever since

I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda froze in my tracks
I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda had a panic attack
I wish I could talk good, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good
I wish I could talk good, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good

My words, my mind, are worth all your time
My words, my mind, are worth all your time
I don’t wanna be a puppet getting caught on your line, I come back to these words ev’ry time

I wish I said this I wish I said that but kinda had a panic attack
I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda froze in my tracks
I wish it went the way it went in my head but it kinda crashed and burned instead
Why does it always end up like this?
And I so badly wish I could talk good

I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good
I wish I could talk good (wish I said this, wish I said that)
I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Talk Good, by Mark Lalonde

8. Florets
By Grace VanderWaal

I wanna wake up in a dream, dream, dream
Where the air is soft to breathe, breathe, breathe
Hold on
And don’t let go
If we fall down
Then you should know
That we could just be

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me
So don’t let go of me
don’t let go of me
me

I wanna rise up
With the trees, trees, trees
And let go of all responsibilities
And we could just be

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me
So don’t let go of me
don’t let go of me
me

Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go
Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me

Don’t let go of me
Don’t let go of me
Don’t let go of me

Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go
Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Florets, by Mark Lalonde

9. Insane Sometimes
By Grace VanderWaal

Tap ​your ​foot
​and ​watch ​the ​clock
I ​tried ​to ​look ​excited ​when ​you ​walked ​inside ​the ​door.
But ​it ​was ​all ​for ​show

I ​need ​to ​get ​it ​all ​out ​of ​my ​mind
Just ​blast ​some ​music ​and ​close ​my ​eyes, mm, oh, oh, oh
Got me singing like: oh, oh, oh

Turn ​it ​up ​and ​I’ll sing ​it ​loud
and ​just ​shut ​the ​world ​out
See ​the ​colors ​feel ​it ​in ​my ​bones
It goes oh

Spin ​the ​record ​darling, ​
inside ​of ​my ​mind
And ​let’s ​just ​go ​go ​go ​and​ ​lose ​track ​of ​time
Here ​we ​go ​on ​this ​crazy ​ride
Here ​we ​go ​in ​this ​crazy ​life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes

Louder ​and ​louder ​with ​every ​thought
Shaking ​the ​floors ​until ​the ​pictures ​fall ​off ​the ​walls
The ​walls

So we turn ​it ​up ​and ​I’ll sing ​it ​loud
and ​just ​shut ​the ​world ​out
See the colors ​feel ​it ​in ​my ​bones
​It goes ​ohhh

Spin the ​record darling inside of my mind
And ​let’s ​just ​go ​go ​go ​and ​lose ​track ​of ​time
Here we go on this crazy ride
Here we go in this crazy life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes

Don’t ​you ​know
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes

Spin ​the ​record ​darling ​inside ​of ​my ​mind
And ​let’s ​just ​go ​go ​go ​and ​​lose ​track ​of ​time
Here ​we ​go ​on ​this ​crazy ​ride
Here ​we ​go ​in ​this ​crazy ​life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know

We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes
ohhhh
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes.

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Insane Sometimes, Mark Lalonde

10. A Better Life
By Grace VanderWaal

Your eyes
They speak to me
But I don’t know, what they are saying
But I think I know what you are thinking

So close your eyes
And create yourself a better life
Let the wind blow through your hair
Let the music take you there
And make a better life
Better life
mmm

You found a lighter
On the street
And suddenly everything just
Seemed so happy

mmm
My honey it’s all temporary

Just close your eyes
And create yourself a better life
Let the wind blow through your hair
Let the music take you there
And make a better life
Life
A Better Life
Life

So close your eyes
And create yourself a better life
Let the wind blow through your hair
Let the music take you there
And make a better life
A better life

Maybe this time
Things will turn out right

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: A Better Life, by Mark Lalonde

11. City Song
By Grace VanderWaal

Fresh laid concrete
Melodies blowing
Don’t care where we’re going
But the day is wasting
Just keep moving
And take it all in

The rumble of voices are the bass to our song,
the horns are just on the beat honking along,
let’s be the harmony but no note is wrong
and let’s take the city and make it our song
Our song
Our song
Let’s take the city and make it our song

Pencil tapping
feet speed walking
cars just driving
Daydream gazing
Just keep moving
And take it all in

The rumble of voices are the bass to our song,
the horns are just on the beat honking along,
Let’s be the harmony but no note is wrong
and let’s take the city and make it our song
our song
our song
Lets take the city and make it our song

Everything going on around you,
Just close your eyes and disconnect for a moment or two
And hear

The rumble of voices are the bass to our song,
The horns are just on the beat honking along,
We’ll be the harmony but no note is wrong,
let’s take the city and make it our song
Our song
Our song
Let’s take the city and make it our song

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WATTENBERG, MIKE ADUBATO
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: City Song, by Mark Lalonde

12. Darkness Keeps Chasing Me
By Grace VanderWaal

Opening my eyes seems like ​it ​gets ​harder ​sometimes
Look ​at ​the ​skylight,
​would ​you ​be ​mad ​at ​me ​if ​I ​tried ​running ​away ​to ​it ​in ​the ​night

I ​tried ​to ​fight, ​
but ​I’m ​not ​strong ​enough I ​just ​want ​you ​here
​but ​I ​also ​want ​to ​be ​alone
I ​don’t ​know what I ​want ​anymore

Every ​now ​and ​then ​the ​darkness ​tries ​to ​chase ​me
And ​my ​legs ​are ​getting ​tired ​of ​running ooh
Please ​don’t Please ​don’t Let ​it ​get ​to ​me,
ohh
​I ​don’t ​want ​to ​give ​up ​that ​easily
But ​the ​darkness ​keeps ​chasing ​me, ​
me

Hiding ​places ​remind ​me ​of ​you ​and ​I
I ​want ​to ​call ​you, ​but ​if ​I ​hear ​your ​voice ​I ​just ​might ​cry
And I ​don’t ​even ​know, ​what ​this ​song’s ​about ​anymore​
And I ​don’t ​know ​what I ​want ​anymore

Every ​now ​and ​then ​the ​darkness ​tries ​to ​chase ​me
And ​my ​legs ​are ​getting ​tired ​of ​running
Ohh
Please ​don’t Please ​don’t Let ​it ​get ​to ​me,
ohhh
I ​don’t ​want ​to ​give ​up ​that ​easily
But ​the ​darkness ​keeps ​chasing

River ​streams ​down ​my ​cheeks, I ​look ​to ​my ​right, ​see ​you ​blowing ​smoke ​in ​your ​ripped ​jeans

Don’t ​tell me ​you ​fell ​in, ​the ​darkness ​is ​already ​seeping ​through, ​oh ​can’t ​you ​see

I ​will ​be ​different, ​but ​I’m ​not ​sure ​if I ​can ​do ​it ​all ​alone
God ​I ​want ​to ​be ​different ​but ​I’m ​not ​sure ​if I ​can ​do ​it ​on ​my ​own

‘Cause every ​now ​and ​then ​the ​darkness ​tries ​to ​chase ​me
And ​my ​legs ​are ​getting ​tired ​of ​running
No no no no
Please ​don’t
Please ​don’t Let ​it ​get ​to ​me, oohh
I ​don’t ​want ​to ​give ​up ​that ​easily
But ​the ​darkness ​keeps ​chasing ​me, ​me, ​me, ​me

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, MICAH PREMNATH
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me, by John May
Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me (Part I), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me (Part II), by Chris Latham

13. Lungs
By Grace VanderWaal

Dancing flames into this glass castle
And underground wax world
Rushing water at the park
Takes you to a different world

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old
The air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to stay young
But little do we know that trying to stay young
Is what is making us grow old

That’s what
That’s what is making us grow old

A patter of rain pattering on my window
Makes me smile and feel refreshed
But then, walking down the street
In the middle of the night
Singing these lyrics to me
Kind of starts messing with my head

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old
Air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to stay young
But little do we know that trying to stay young
Is what is making us grow

Listen to the breath of my voice
And just close your eyes, and go oh-oh-oh
Let’s just live life as we are
‘Cause we only have limited ti-i-ime

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just dying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old

I just wanna let go
Oooh, oooh

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Lungs, by Mark Lalonde

14. Hope for Change
By Grace VanderWaal

I tried to wake up today
Kept making withdrawals
But now we’ve got to pay

When will we realize
We shouldn’t touch the fire
‘Cause now it seems
We’ve been pushed to walk the wire

This is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
Should we worry ’bout tomorrow?
We just hope for some kind of change
Just hope for some change

See it, read it, hear it
Questions go around so quickly
But I guess that’s old news
The same old thing

When will we realize
We shouldn’t touch the fire
‘Cause now it seems
We’ve been pushed to walk the wire

Hey, this is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
Should we worry ’bout tomorrow?
We just hope for some kind of change
Just hope for some change

Just hope for some, just hope for some
Just hope for some, just hope for some

When will we realize
We shouldn’t touch the fire
‘Cause now it seems
We’ve been pushed to walk the wire

This is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
Should we worry ’bout tomorrow?
We just hope for some kind of change
This is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
We just hope for some kind of change

Just hope for some, just hope for some
Change

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, SCOTT HARRIS FRIEDMAN
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Hope For Change, by Mark Lalonde

1. Moonlight
By Grace VanderWaal

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh

She always has a smile
from morning to the night
The perfect poster-child
that was once in my life

A doll made out of glass
all her friends think that she’s great
But I can see through it all
and she’s about to break

Remember last year when you told me
to always stay here, and never leave me
the light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight.
Remember last year when you told me
that these would be lifelong stories
the light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You were dancing in the moonlight
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
And I was dancing in the moonlight

Now she lost her way
and she forgets to smile
Never gets a break
from this life in denial

A doll made out of glass
All her friends think that she’s great
But I can see through it all
and she’s about to break Oh!

Remember last year when you told me
to always stay here, and never leave me
The light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight.

Remember last year when you told me
that these would be lifelong stories
The light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight

You were dancing in the moonlight
And I was dancing in the moonlight

I-I-I miss those me-mo-ries
We used to share, just you and me

I remember last year when I told you
I would always stay here and never leave you
I told you the light in your eyes made it look like
we were dancing in the moonlight

Remember last year when you told me
to always stay here, and never leave me
The light from your eyes made it feel like
we were dancing in the moonlight
Oh
The light from your eyes made it feel like

Dancing in the moonlight

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Moonlight, by Canada Stewart

2. Sick of Being Told
By Grace VanderWaal

I don’t wanna be difficult
At all
But let’s just try it my way
I mean c’mon

I’ve showed you countless numbers of times
That I can do it (I can do it)
So for one time in your whole life
Just let me try it (let me try it)

I’m sick of being told
Of what I should know
I just wanna let go
I wanna run away just to live my life my way
Hey, woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told

What’s the harm
To have a little fun?
Been so uptight
I don’t mean to fight
I’m just, sayin what

I’ve showed you countless numbers of times
That I can do it (I can do it)
So for just once in your whole life
Just let me try it (let me try it)

I’m sick of being told
Of what I should know
I just wanna go
I wanna run away just to live my life my way
Hey, woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told
Woah

I see stars, you just see holes in the sky
You tell me you see it too, but I know that’s a lie
I dream in the night, just see the darkness of your eyes
I won’t let you change me tonight

I’m sick of being told
Of what I should know
I just wanna let go
I wanna run away so I can live my life my way
Hey, woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told

Woah
Sick of being told
Woah
Sick of being told

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, JEREMY DUSSOLLIET, TIMOTHY P SOMMERS
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Sick of Being Told, by Mark Lalonde
Lyrical Grace: Sick of Being Told, by Canada Stewart

3. Burned
By Grace VanderWaal

You tell me that I’m crazy
Doing this alone
You don’t need to save me
Oh how I have grown

I am capable of everything you can’t see
But now I want to change

Just blow out the candles
Oh little boy when will you learn
You don’t play with fire, unless you want to get burned
Want to get burned
Just blow out the candles oh how the tables they have turned, you don’t play with fire unless you want to get burned
You want to get burned
(Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned)

Some things just sound crazy
Things you’ll never know
But there’s always that word “maybe”
That keeps stringing you along

Mmm Cause I am capable of everything you can’t see
But now I want to change

Just blow out the candles
Oh little boy when will you learn
You don’t play with fire, unless you want to get burned
Want to get burned
Blow out the candles oh how the tables they have turned
You don’t play with fire unless you want to get burned
Want to get burned

What is that, that I see
Floating right in front of me
Lock the door, try to leave
But now it’s clear to me

You didn’t blow out the candles
Oh little boy you never learned
You don’t play with fire but you’re already burned you’re already burned
Blow out the candles oh little boy you’ve never learned
You don’t play with fire but you’re already burned you’re already burned
Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned
Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned
Want to get burned Want to Want to get burned

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, SEAN MAXWELL DOUGLAS
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Burned (Part I), by Mark Lalonde
Lyrical Grace: Burned (Part II), by Mark Lalonde

4. Just a Crush
By Grace VanderWaal

You’re looking at me
I’m looking at you
Is this ever gonna sort itself out, I don’t know what it will do

Cause you’re talking ’bout a marriage and a
Life together
No Honey I’m not looking for anything like what you’re searching for, oh

You’re just, just, just, you are, you are, just a crush

I hope you understand, what I’m telling you
I don’t wanna be confusing
Consider me one of the dudes
And, yes, it’d be nice, to hold hands once in a while
But you’re over here planning like wild

Yes you’re talking ’bout a marriage and a
Life together no
Honey I’m not looking for anything like what you’re searching for, oh
You’re just, just, oh just, you are, you are,

I’m sorry I don’t want no tears
But it’d be worse if I faked you out all of these years
I’m sorry I don’t want no tears
So let me just say it now, perfectly clear

You’re just, just, just, you are, you are
Just, just, oh just, you are, you are, just a crush

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Just A Crush (Part I), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: Just A Crush (Part II), by Chris Latham

5. So Much More Than This
By Grace VanderWaal

Sit right here, chill level low
Close your eyes and just let it flow
Right next to me I hear your heart beat beat
When the dial turns up and the music starts playing
We don’t realize in this society doesn’t matter how your hair looks or what they are thinking
Just Just
What we are finding

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

The whole crowd seems to like me now
Cause they think I’m cool but back when I was in school
They found it very easy to hate me
Funny how always these times are changing
Back then I was so easy to shatter
But now in the end it doesn’t really matter

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

All of the talk and the talk from ya
Won’t even matter when the lights come up
All of the talk and the talk from ya
hey
Open your eyes and just wake up
Do all the things that will matter to ya
Open your eyes and just wake up
Ooooh

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WATTENBERG, MIKE ADUBATO
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: So Much More Than This, by Miles Beining

6. Escape My Mind
By Grace VanderWaal

It was wrong would’ve never worked
Or at least I tell myself to not make it hurt
I try to blast music
In attempt to get you out of my eyes
But I can’t escape my mind

I hate you cause I will always look at your picture
And I tell myself that I’m over it but then I get a little unsure

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

I know we were never a “thing”
But I always think about what could’ve happened if we kept going
And I never had this happen to me
Only in the movies
But honey it is happening

I hate you cause I will always look at your picture
And I tell myself that I’m over it but then I get unsure

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

I can’t escape my mind I wish I could turn it off sometimes
I can’t escape my mind, oh no matter how hard I try,
I wish I could turn it off sometimes

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WATTENBERG, MIKE ADUBATO
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Escape My Mind, by Mark Lalonde

7. Talk Good
By Grace VanderWaal

It sounded so much better in my mind mind
I guess I messed it up again this time time time
There’s something else that I wanted to say say
But my twisted tongue got in the way way way

Ooh my mouth is moving without thinking
Ooh my brain and mouth on diff’rent systems
Why can’t you see my side of things
I’ve been thinking ’bout it ever since

I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda froze in my tracks
I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda had a panic attack
I wish I could talk good, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good

Re-run the conversation in my head head
Think of all the things that I should’ve said instead

Ooh my mouth is moving without thinking
Ooh my brain and mouth on diff’rent systems
Why can’t you see my side of things
I’ve been thinking ’bout it ever since

I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda froze in my tracks
I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda had a panic attack
I wish I could talk good, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good
I wish I could talk good, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good

My words, my mind, are worth all your time
My words, my mind, are worth all your time
I don’t wanna be a puppet getting caught on your line, I come back to these words ev’ry time

I wish I said this I wish I said that but kinda had a panic attack
I wish I said this I wish I said that but I kinda froze in my tracks
I wish it went the way it went in my head but it kinda crashed and burned instead
Why does it always end up like this?
And I so badly wish I could talk good

I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good
I wish I could talk good (wish I said this, wish I said that)
I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk good

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Talk Good, by Mark Lalonde

8. Florets
By Grace VanderWaal

I wanna wake up in a dream, dream, dream
Where the air is soft to breathe, breathe, breathe
Hold on
And don’t let go
If we fall down
Then you should know
That we could just be

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me
So don’t let go of me
don’t let go of me
me

I wanna rise up
With the trees, trees, trees
And let go of all responsibilities
And we could just be

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me
So don’t let go of me
don’t let go of me
me

Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go
Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me

Don’t let go of me
Don’t let go of me
Don’t let go of me

Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go
Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Florets, by Mark Lalonde

9. Insane Sometimes
By Grace VanderWaal

Tap ​your ​foot
​and ​watch ​the ​clock
I ​tried ​to ​look ​excited ​when ​you ​walked ​inside ​the ​door.
But ​it ​was ​all ​for ​show

I ​need ​to ​get ​it ​all ​out ​of ​my ​mind
Just ​blast ​some ​music ​and ​close ​my ​eyes, mm, oh, oh, oh
Got me singing like: oh, oh, oh

Turn ​it ​up ​and ​I’ll sing ​it ​loud
and ​just ​shut ​the ​world ​out
See ​the ​colors ​feel ​it ​in ​my ​bones
It goes oh

Spin ​the ​record ​darling, ​
inside ​of ​my ​mind
And ​let’s ​just ​go ​go ​go ​and​ ​lose ​track ​of ​time
Here ​we ​go ​on ​this ​crazy ​ride
Here ​we ​go ​in ​this ​crazy ​life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes

Louder ​and ​louder ​with ​every ​thought
Shaking ​the ​floors ​until ​the ​pictures ​fall ​off ​the ​walls
The ​walls

So we turn ​it ​up ​and ​I’ll sing ​it ​loud
and ​just ​shut ​the ​world ​out
See the colors ​feel ​it ​in ​my ​bones
​It goes ​ohhh

Spin the ​record darling inside of my mind
And ​let’s ​just ​go ​go ​go ​and ​lose ​track ​of ​time
Here we go on this crazy ride
Here we go in this crazy life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes

Don’t ​you ​know
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes

Spin ​the ​record ​darling ​inside ​of ​my ​mind
And ​let’s ​just ​go ​go ​go ​and ​​lose ​track ​of ​time
Here ​we ​go ​on ​this ​crazy ​ride
Here ​we ​go ​in ​this ​crazy ​life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know

We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes
ohhhh
We’re ​all ​a ​little ​insane ​sometimes.

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Insane Sometimes, Mark Lalonde

10. A Better Life
By Grace VanderWaal

Your eyes
They speak to me
But I don’t know, what they are saying
But I think I know what you are thinking

So close your eyes
And create yourself a better life
Let the wind blow through your hair
Let the music take you there
And make a better life
Better life
mmm

You found a lighter
On the street
And suddenly everything just
Seemed so happy

mmm
My honey it’s all temporary

Just close your eyes
And create yourself a better life
Let the wind blow through your hair
Let the music take you there
And make a better life
Life
A Better Life
Life

So close your eyes
And create yourself a better life
Let the wind blow through your hair
Let the music take you there
And make a better life
A better life

Maybe this time
Things will turn out right

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: A Better Life, by Mark Lalonde

11. City Song
By Grace VanderWaal

Fresh laid concrete
Melodies blowing
Don’t care where we’re going
But the day is wasting
Just keep moving
And take it all in

The rumble of voices are the bass to our song,
the horns are just on the beat honking along,
let’s be the harmony but no note is wrong
and let’s take the city and make it our song
Our song
Our song
Let’s take the city and make it our song

Pencil tapping
feet speed walking
cars just driving
Daydream gazing
Just keep moving
And take it all in

The rumble of voices are the bass to our song,
the horns are just on the beat honking along,
Let’s be the harmony but no note is wrong
and let’s take the city and make it our song
our song
our song
Lets take the city and make it our song

Everything going on around you,
Just close your eyes and disconnect for a moment or two
And hear

The rumble of voices are the bass to our song,
The horns are just on the beat honking along,
We’ll be the harmony but no note is wrong,
let’s take the city and make it our song
Our song
Our song
Let’s take the city and make it our song

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, GREG WATTENBERG, MIKE ADUBATO
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: City Song, by Mark Lalonde

12. Darkness Keeps Chasing Me
By Grace VanderWaal

Opening my eyes seems like ​it ​gets ​harder ​sometimes
Look ​at ​the ​skylight,
​would ​you ​be ​mad ​at ​me ​if ​I ​tried ​running ​away ​to ​it ​in ​the ​night

I ​tried ​to ​fight, ​
but ​I’m ​not ​strong ​enough I ​just ​want ​you ​here
​but ​I ​also ​want ​to ​be ​alone
I ​don’t ​know what I ​want ​anymore

Every ​now ​and ​then ​the ​darkness ​tries ​to ​chase ​me
And ​my ​legs ​are ​getting ​tired ​of ​running ooh
Please ​don’t Please ​don’t Let ​it ​get ​to ​me,
ohh
​I ​don’t ​want ​to ​give ​up ​that ​easily
But ​the ​darkness ​keeps ​chasing ​me, ​
me

Hiding ​places ​remind ​me ​of ​you ​and ​I
I ​want ​to ​call ​you, ​but ​if ​I ​hear ​your ​voice ​I ​just ​might ​cry
And I ​don’t ​even ​know, ​what ​this ​song’s ​about ​anymore​
And I ​don’t ​know ​what I ​want ​anymore

Every ​now ​and ​then ​the ​darkness ​tries ​to ​chase ​me
And ​my ​legs ​are ​getting ​tired ​of ​running
Ohh
Please ​don’t Please ​don’t Let ​it ​get ​to ​me,
ohhh
I ​don’t ​want ​to ​give ​up ​that ​easily
But ​the ​darkness ​keeps ​chasing

River ​streams ​down ​my ​cheeks, I ​look ​to ​my ​right, ​see ​you ​blowing ​smoke ​in ​your ​ripped ​jeans

Don’t ​tell me ​you ​fell ​in, ​the ​darkness ​is ​already ​seeping ​through, ​oh ​can’t ​you ​see

I ​will ​be ​different, ​but ​I’m ​not ​sure ​if I ​can ​do ​it ​all ​alone
God ​I ​want ​to ​be ​different ​but ​I’m ​not ​sure ​if I ​can ​do ​it ​on ​my ​own

‘Cause every ​now ​and ​then ​the ​darkness ​tries ​to ​chase ​me
And ​my ​legs ​are ​getting ​tired ​of ​running
No no no no
Please ​don’t
Please ​don’t Let ​it ​get ​to ​me, oohh
I ​don’t ​want ​to ​give ​up ​that ​easily
But ​the ​darkness ​keeps ​chasing ​me, ​me, ​me, ​me

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, MICAH PREMNATH
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me, by John May
Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me (Part I), by Chris Latham
Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me (Part II), by Chris Latham

13. Lungs
By Grace VanderWaal

Dancing flames into this glass castle
And underground wax world
Rushing water at the park
Takes you to a different world

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old
The air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to stay young
But little do we know that trying to stay young
Is what is making us grow old

That’s what
That’s what is making us grow old

A patter of rain pattering on my window
Makes me smile and feel refreshed
But then, walking down the street
In the middle of the night
Singing these lyrics to me
Kind of starts messing with my head

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old
Air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to stay young
But little do we know that trying to stay young
Is what is making us grow

Listen to the breath of my voice
And just close your eyes, and go oh-oh-oh
Let’s just live life as we are
‘Cause we only have limited ti-i-ime

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just dying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old

I just wanna let go
Oooh, oooh

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, IDO ZMISHLANY
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Lungs, by Mark Lalonde

14. Hope for Change
By Grace VanderWaal

I tried to wake up today
Kept making withdrawals
But now we’ve got to pay

When will we realize
We shouldn’t touch the fire
‘Cause now it seems
We’ve been pushed to walk the wire

This is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
Should we worry ’bout tomorrow?
We just hope for some kind of change
Just hope for some change

See it, read it, hear it
Questions go around so quickly
But I guess that’s old news
The same old thing

When will we realize
We shouldn’t touch the fire
‘Cause now it seems
We’ve been pushed to walk the wire

Hey, this is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
Should we worry ’bout tomorrow?
We just hope for some kind of change
Just hope for some change

Just hope for some, just hope for some
Just hope for some, just hope for some

When will we realize
We shouldn’t touch the fire
‘Cause now it seems
We’ve been pushed to walk the wire

This is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
Should we worry ’bout tomorrow?
We just hope for some kind of change
This is just the same old classic stupid day
You never think through what you’re gonna do or say
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
We don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
We just hope for some kind of change

Just hope for some, just hope for some
Change

Songwriters: GRACE VANDERWAAL, SCOTT HARRIS FRIEDMAN
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VanderVault Original Song Breakdowns:
Lyrical Grace: Hope For Change, by Mark Lalonde

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