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Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson


Background information
Origin Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Genre(s) Christian Rock
Pop punk
Punk Rock
Years active 2003—present
Label(s) Tooth & Nail Records
BEC Recordings
Associated acts Thousand Foot Krutch
Website Website
Members
Jason Dunn
Jonathan Steingard
Daniel Biro
Justin Benner
Former members
Davin Clark
Matt "Matty" Paige
Aaron "Skwid" Tosti



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Hawk Nelson Album


Letters To The President (07/13/2004)
07/13/2004
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Recess (instrumental)
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Like A Racecar (feat. Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch)
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I'm not falling for anymore of these tricks,
I'm so tired of everything here,
The sun is calling me to the west,
Everyone's having fun out there,
My bags are packed as I'm looking out the window,
Everything is so outdated here,
I wanna move west where the sun is shining,
I want my friends to all be there,

[Chorus:]
Let's pack up and move to California,
She's got lots of friends out there,
We'll never get bored cause we can go boardin',
Let's let the sunshine take us there,

I'm tired of taking it slow,
So tired but I'm not sleeping,
I'm wired about to pick up my board,
Cause we're all headed out for the weekend,

Let's pack up and move to California,
Hop on board before we get older,
Raise your hand and shout for California

Come on,
Come on,
Come on,

[Chorus]

Come on,
Come on,
Come on,

[Chorus x2]

Let's pack up and move to California,
Hop on board before we get older,
Raise your hands we're headed for the border,

Come on,
Come on,
Come on

. . .



Billy made a promise but didn't end though
Carrie had a dream but she threw it out the window
Kevin met a nice girl who broke his heart and
His friends never told him but they knew it from the start and...

These are the things we go through
Let's take control and be ourselves
Let's not waste time wondering about
How we're gonna make it out

Wake up everyone around you
Let's rock until the clock strikes two
Stand up for what you believe and shout to
Here's another song from the youth that surround you

Kyle's parents split up, he thinks it's his fault
Little does he know that the time they're in was difficult
Andrea she left home, said she had enough
All she really wanted was somebody else there to love

She's all alone again, it's the same old argument
And she needs a helping hand to help her find the truth

These are the things we go through
Let's take control and be ourselves
Let's not waste time wondering about
How we're gonna make it out

Wake up everyone around you
Lets rock until the clock strikes two
Stand up for what you believe and shout to
Here's another song from the youth that surrounds you

Save me I'm all alone as I'm coming to the surface
Tell me I've got to know what is my meaning and my purpose
Show me I'm far from home lost with no sense of direction
Take me to Your throne

Billy made a promise but didn't end though
Carried had a dream but she threw it out the window
Kevin met a nice girl who broke his heart and
His friends never told him but they knew it from the start and...

These are the things we go through
Let's take control and be ourselves
Let's not waste time wondering about
How we're gonna make it out

Wake up everyone around you
Let's rock until the clock strikes two
Stand up for what you believe and shout to
Here's another song from the youth that surround you

Wake up everyone around you
Let's rock until the clock strikes two
Stand up for what you believe and shout to
Here's another song from the youth that surround you

. . .



I saw her yesterday
And I never felt a feeling like the one I felt today
And now she's taking over me
I've never met anyone like you
Cause I never could find the words to write you

She's been on my mind (she's working overtime)
She's got perfect reasons
Says she loves to talk to Jesus
I think I'll believe her when she says
Life can be so simple if we'd all just learn to pray

She's got every little thing I wanted
And it still feels just like the day it started
I'll say goodbye to the broken-hearted
And I could never express the way I felt before tonight

She sits there all alone
She's reading from a chapter that she sometimes calls her own
And now she's taken over me
This girl I once rejected
Has now become the girl of my dreams

She's got every little thing I wanted
And it still feels just like the day it started
I'll say goodbye to the broken-hearted
And I could never express the way I felt before tonight

She's not an ordinary girl
I see it in her eyes
I'm just an ordinary boy
God must have heard my prayers last night

She's been on my mind (she's working overtime)
She's got perfect reasons, says she loves to talk to Jesus
I think I believe her when she says
Life can be so simple if we'd all just learn to pray

Every little thing I wanted
And it still feels just like the day it started
So say goodbye to the broken-hearted
And I could never express the way I felt before tonight

She's not an ordinary girl
I can see it in her eyes
I'm just an ordinary boy
God must have heard my prayers last night

. . .



From Underneath I wanted you
To see the first thing I ever poured my heart into
You'll never know the pain that I've been through
I'm not so sure you'll ever know
And so I'll make you understand the words that built my life
Were not from you, but from my father's hand

Do you remember that cold day in December
Leaving everything you knew behind
I may never know how it feels to stand beside you
Or take your hand when I need some direction
And I may never know what it's like to see you smile back at me
Or know you'd be proud of me

From underneath I promise to erase the past
And let my heart forgive the former you
Replace the dark of old and start brand new
I never thought I'd see the day
I walk toward the end of life and turn the other way
I'm reaching out to take my Father's hand

. . .



When we were younger we used to sit on my porch
And talk smack about girls and professional sports
There's a lot of things I wanted to say
But never got a chance to find a way

(One) take a good look at all of your high schools
this is the first reason that I want to write you
it must be tough when society is messed up
Gotta save money, please don't take it out on us

Do they even know? Do they even know?

If I was brave I'd write a letter to the president
And have him pass it to the leaders of our parliament
But for now I won't say nothing
From all the kids who would stand in my residence
Who see this letter as a statement of our innocence
But for now I won't say nothing

Now that we're older a brand new story unfolds
About God and the laws that we've always been told
And there's a lot of things I wanted to say
But never got a chance to find a way

Same-sex marriage in a state where they don't care
Murder is wrong but the jail time's not fair
Not to mention date rape, felony and car theft
Break it down and tell me what we've got left

Do they even know? Do they even know?

If I was brave I'd write a letter to the president
And have him pass it to the leaders of our parliament
But for now I won't say nothing
From all the kids who would stand in my residence
Who see this letter as a statement of our innocence
As for now I'll start with something

Take a good look at Tommy, he's a track star
Good role model, had a chance to go real far
Then the school made a budget-cut
Cut out the track team
Now instead Tommy is a crack head

Same-sex marriage in a state where they don't care
Murder is wrong but the jail time's unfair
Not to mention date rape, felony, and car theft
Break it down and tell me what we've got left

If I was brave I'd write a letter to the president
And have him pass it to the leaders of our parliament
But for now I won't say nothing
From all the kids who would stand in my residence
Who see this letter as a statement of our innocence
As for now I'll start with something

. . .



Every time I see you I can see right through you
Knowing I could never change your mind
I look into your eyes for the last time
I have realized for the first time

While everyone is around I'll take a moment
To let you know that I am down

Have all my questions been ignored?
This time I'm walking out the door

I don't know if I'll ever know why
Or hear the sound when angel's cry
What you said to me late last night
I'll remember for the rest of my life
Every night when I close my eyes
I see the ways that you've touched my life
And I want you to know that I'll
Always be right here

Time stands still, so do I, leave me here
But for now I will go and I won't say nothing
Every time I hear that sound it reminds me that
You're always hanging around

Have all my questions been ignored?
This time I'm walking out the door

I don't know if I'll ever know why
Or hear the sound when angel's cry
What you said to me late last night
I'll remember for the rest of my life
Every night when I close my eyes
I see the ways that you've touched my life
And I want you to know that I'll
Always be right here

These are the days these are the moments that pass us by
We ask the questions but we never really find out why

Pull my card right from the bottom
Reminds me of the things we've forgotten
That road trip we look back in autumn
The time we left and went back and got 'em

These are the days these are the moments that pass us by

I don't know if I'll ever know why
Or hear the sound when angel's cry
What you said to me late last night
I'll remember for the rest of my life
Every night when I close my eyes
I see the ways that you've touched my life
And I want you to know that I'll
Always be right here

. . .


Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

. . .



Can you hear me? Does anyone around me
Feel the way that I feel now?
Cause from the window where I sometimes cry
I just want to see Your face tonight
And I'm willing to lose everything I am

Cause I need you more than ever
I need Your help to find where I've been going wrong so far

Take me under Your wing tonight
Make me so perfect in Your eyes
Hold on cause it will be alright
You're not alone.

When You're near me, I feel like I just found me
In the traces of the boy from yesterday
But in a world that is so black and white
I will take the steps to change my life
And I won't be coming back to here again

I need Your loving hand to guide me
Through the maze of all the things inside me
Then I'll know that I'm alright

Cause I need You more than ever
I need Your help to find where I'll be going wrong so far

Tale me under Your wing tonight
Make me so perfect in Your eyes
Hold on cause it will be alright
You're not along anymore
Please help me get from worse to better
Before these tears soak through this lonely sweater
And let me know that I'm alright
I still have one strike of this match left
And I'm holding on to my last breath
And its getting a little dark around to see here

Take me under Your wing tonight
Make me so perfect in your eyes
Hold on cause it will be alright
You're not alone

Take me under Your wing tonight
Make me so perfect in your eyes
Hold on it will be alright
You're not alone

And You'll be here forever, forever You'll stay
And You promised to love me, You'll love me always
You'll love me for always, You'll love me for always
Always

. . .



The phone starts ringing again I think it's my girlfriend
This time I know this it's finally over
She keeps bringing me down, will this all turn around
Right now I feel like I'm slowly dying

You know I've heard it all before
Now my eyes they run like faucets
Until my tears are dry

She said we were in love
I take a sip of my water
I guess we'll carry on at last
She still thinks it's my fault
And I'm nobody at all
She must have thought it was someone else before

I'm not so special now, I always knew it somehow
I guess she never had guts to tell me
Is it my spiked blond hair, that fact my chest is bare
Or that my wardrobe is all in black, it's all in black
It's all in black, you want me back?
Well I won't be back

Because you're always keeping score
But now the scorecard's in my pocket
And now the match is won

She said we were in love
I take a sip of my water
I guess we'll carry on at last
She still thinks it's my fault
And I'm nobody at all
She must have thought I was someone else before

. . .



Stepping over two steps closer
I sit around wasting time, feel like the poster for a
Self-help line
Well me know the truth when we're older

For the first time in my whole life
I'm not afraid of feeling alive
For the last time I'm falling behind
And nothing out there will change me mind

Let's start over crimson clover
While those golden nights get colder

If I could I'd press rewind
Turn on record and leave the past behind
Will we know the truth when we're older

For the first time in my whole life
I'm not afraid of feeling alive
For the last time I'm falling behind
And nothing out there will change me

When you find me will you remind me
We're one step closer, two steps closer

For the first time in my whole life
I'm not afraid of feeling alive
For the last time I'm falling behind
And nothing out there will change me

For the first time in my whole life
I'm not afraid of feeling alive
For the last time I'm falling behind
And nothing out there will change me

For the first time in my whole life
I'm not afraid of feeling alive
This is the last time I'm falling behind
And nothing out there will change my mind

. . .



Broken words said to me
These broken mirrors make it hard to see
Does anyone feel the same?
I need some help, I need some change
Broken dreams and broken hearts
You broke my trust right from the start
How am I supposed to feel
When nothing's ever real?

If you want me try to take me
On the inside, just like a racecar

Carry on, but daddy's gone
Tell me what did I do wrong
I need your help cause I don't know
Take it slow, Look out below

And I'm traveling past the ever-growing graffiti on the over-pass
I wave to everybody while I fly on past
Cause this racecar was built to last

If you want me try to take me
On the inside, just like a racecar
Cut the corners if you'd like to
Take me away
I want to but I can't let go

It's six in the morning here
I lay awake I'm waiting for my mind to clear up
So I can rewind and just count myself to sleep
And everyday I want to climb to a new height
My life is like the making of a long ride
I started the ignition such a ling time ago

If you want me try to take me
On the inside, just like a racecar
Cut the corners if you'd like to
Take me away
I want to but I can't let go

I'll let you drive, I'll let you drive
I'll let you drive, I'll let you take me away

. . .



You get my so simply
But my heart won't let me

I won't forget that night I saw her at the movies
She has this way about her, she smiles whenever she walks
I'm trying to find the nerve to finally introduce me
She had this glow about her you'd catch whenever she talks

Let's go, knocking on my window
We can watch the last show
And movies made for cable
And then we'll talk, listening to punk rock
We'll hang out and wait up
Until the sun comes up

You get me of so simply
But my heart just won't let me

I wont forget that night I saw her at the movies
She had this way about her, she smiles whenever she walks
I'm trying to find the nerve to finally introduce me
She had this glow about her you'd catch whenever she talks

Let's go, knocking on my window
We can watch the last show
And movies made for cable
And then we'll talk, listening to punk rock
We'll hang out and wait up
Until the sun comes up

. . .



Gone away far from home, the weekend's over
Let's pack up and start again
Twenty days on the road, just left Port Dover
With sixteen to go

I just called my mom to tell her I miss her
I just wrote my girl (Elizabeth)
Man I can't remember the last time I kissed her
Soon I'll be at home with all my friends
After thirty-six days

Lights go down the noise has faded
We'll leave this town anticipated
Soon we'll be back on the road again
All is lost, but not forgotten
One by one the fights we've fought
And soon we'll be back on the road again
For thirty-six days

We turn around, face the crowd
We're starting over
This time north of L.A.
Once again her we are
It's a new beginning
I'd live this life any day

I feel so alive, though a part of me is gone
And this life I lead, is the life I've dreamed of
Since I was the age of twelve
Now I'll sing with all this is within me
After thirty-six days on the road

Lights do down the noise has faded
We leave this town anticipated
Soon we'll be back on the road again
All is lost, but not forgotten
One by one the fights we've fought
And soon we'll be back on the road again
And soon we'll be back on the road again
Soon we'll be back on the road again
For thirty-six days

. . .



I took a walk down a country road
I know this might sound dumb maybe
But I was all alone

If you think that I'm going somewhere
Take me hand I'll lead you there
Don't want to have to call you up from a pay phone

It's a long and lonely road
It's a long and lonely road
If you don't like it
Then you don't take it
It's a long and lonely road

I took a walk down a country road
I know this might sound dumb maybe
But I was all alone

If you think that I'm going somewhere
Take me had I'll lead you there
Don't want to have t call you up from a pay phone

I know it is so hard for you and I to be apart
I'm slowly fading, you're my lady
That keeps me moving on

It's a long and lonely road
It's a long and lonely road
If you don't like it
Then please don't take it
It's a long and lonely road

Honest promise you will be missed

. . .


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