Better Hold On

by Tullara

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released November 24, 2016

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Tullara Grafton, Australia

22 year old Australian singer/songwriter Tullara has quickly developed a reputation as one of the country’s brightest up and coming performers. Known for her renowned guitar playing ability described as “beautifully complex and intricate while within an instant raw and powerful”, Tullara has an endearing stage presence which has been well received across the land. ... more

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Track Name: Too Many
Calluses upon my worn out fingertips. They bruise and peel 'most everyday, but that doesn't stop me from picking away at this broken banjo.
Who am I to question your said alibi, as if I thought you'd lie to me. But no fool would trust in your honesty.
And I take for granted

Happiness is one step up from loneliness, and that's two steps far from emptiness, which is all I take from happiness.
But I'm trying to get away from this.

But there's too many drugs and not enough time to think.
There's too many ways to mix my favourite drink.
There's so many things to see but not enough energy.
There's too many people and not enough space for me. Not enough space for me. Not enough space for me.

So it goes, this creeping feeling in my bones. Well I try and try to understand, but no medicine will be my friend.
And I take for granted that

Happiness is one step up from loneliness, and that's two steps far from emptiness, which is all I take from happiness.
But I'm trying to get away from this.

But there's too many drugs and not enough time to think.
There's too many ways to mix my favourite drink.
There's so many things to see but not enough energy.
There's too many people and not enough space for me. Not enough space for me. Not enough space for me.
Track Name: Better Hold On
Baby, baby hold my hand, come over here I'll show you where I stand
Until I don't stand no more, until you know what's in store
You see I'm not what you think I am, although believe me I try best where I can
To be what you wanted or what suited, but in the end I couldn't even prove it.

I didn't want to let you down, I didn't want to steal your fire.
No I didn't want to hurt you so, I didn't want to be a liar
But you didn't have to do those things, you didn't have to pull my strings.
You know it's challenging to convey if you want my love you better hold on to me

Baby, baby don't you cry, come over here you know I'll make you smile
Until I make you cry again, until you ask me where I've been.
You see I try to please everyone, but where does pleasing get me when the day is done?
And I'm the one searching for my rescue, ain't nobody gonna come and save me from it.

I didn't want to let you down, I didn't want to steal your fire.
No I didn't want to hurt you so, I didn't want to be a liar
But you didn't have to do those things, you didn't have to pull my strings.
You know it's challenging to convey if you want my love you better hold on to me

Baby you know it's a shame if you want to stop pulling my hair
Hero I'm just doing my thing, if you want to stop, it won't bother me.
Baby you know it's a shame if you want to stop pulling my hair oh
Hero I'm just doing my thing, if you want to stop, it won't bother me.

I didn't want to let you down, I didn't want to steal your fire.
No I didn't want to hurt you so, I didn't want to be a liar
But you didn't have to do those things, you didn't have to pull my strings.
You know it's challenging to convey if you want my love you better hold on to me
Track Name: Jailbreak
If you're tired won't you think about leaving me all behind in my lonesome cell. If you want I could build a little trap door? All my friends try and tell me but I can't see the harm in leaving. What you know about thieving? Maybe you could buy a house for your children and your wife? You've got a family, I know you want to go and see them.
So maybe we could be friends?

Now it's gonna take a little time to plan this 'cause we don't want to get caught escaping. So sit back and leave it to me, I'll find the alibi for your wife and family.
You see I've been here for a long time waiting for the right person to drop into my cell. Now you're here I can quit complaining 'cause I don't have to live in this hell hole.

But what if you don't get out alive? Will I still be satisfied?
Boy I ain't gonna lie, if you fall behind, it means you're gonna die.

If you're tired won't you think about leaving me all behind in my lonesome cell. If you want I could build a little trap door? All my friends try and tell me but I can't see the harm in leaving. What you know about thieving? Maybe you could buy a house for your children and your wife? You've got a family, I know you want to go and see them.
So maybe we can be friends?
Track Name: No Time
You come around in the night time, there's not a cloud in the sky.
You send a shiver down my spine, not even stars can light up your eyes.
But I don't know what you want from me, 'cause I've got nothing left to give.
See I can barely say I love you anymore, do you have any idea how fucked up that is?

So come on, won't you leave me? 'Cause we both know that we're not happy.
This love is going nowhere, but neither one of us will go there.
Now I don't have to defend what I do, you can't control my life you know.
It hurts to say I'm thinking this way, I have no time to give you mine.
I have no time to give you mine. I have no time to give you mine.

Now I don't think that you want me, but I'm not sure if you see that, no.
There's something else that you need now, but I don't know if you'll find that anyhow.
Three years go by and you wonder why it didn't go according to plan, well it's better than another three years waiting on you to love what we do, well I'm tired of seeing through.
I'm tired of waiting on you.

So come on, won't you leave me? 'Cause we both know that we're not happy.
This love is going nowhere, but neither one of us will go there.
Now I don't have to defend what I do, you can't control my life you know.
It hurts to say I'm thinking this way, I have no time to give you mine.
I have no time to give you mine. I have no time to give you mine.
Track Name: Six Months
Now the sun it shines down through my window. So I look outside and I watch the wind blowing through the overgrown weeds, across the snake ridden grass. I know you would have made me mow this ten times over, if you were still around.

Now it's been six months since you last drove with me. How I loved to hear your stories, those car trips were one of my favourite things. But it always pissed me off when you would turn my music down. You see I underestimated the beauty of having you around.

Now the clouds they storm, but the sun, he keeps shining and shining. And the trees stand tall, though the wind, she keeps trying and trying. But this nightmare never ends 'cause I keep denying, denying. And the seas are overflowing 'cause my eyes, they keep crying and crying over you, over you. Over you, over you.

Now time it flies, just like the birds that occupied your life. But soon their feathers too will fall and they will no longer be free to soar.
Ain't it funny how we grow from a child into an older soul, but do we ever truly understand the power behind the love that it's our hands.

Now the sun it shines down through my window, so I look outside and I watch the flowers grow.