#1
Probably one of the more optimistic songs I've written. It was written pretty much over the turn of new year (props if you guessed that from the first line, before reading this), and pretty much addresses hope and embracing change.

When the 2 meets the 8
Am I really so sedated
To cut this one short you could say that
I probably meant this, I shouldn't have waited
Who knew just one night
Could probably end in such spite
Dry throats don't help make things right
Two wrongs won't make up, no I've started this fight

And I know (and I know)
That it shows (that it shows)
That I can't be this contrived
When I know (when I know)
That you know (that you know)
That these habits won't change
All those thoughts I despised

But I know there is always a light
That brings about an end to this belligerent night
And this dark is just a metaphor
For everything I didn't ignore
This is the most I've felt changed in my life

A new year, a new start
A chance to not pull this apart
I pull out the stops on my part
A fresh mind to begin this, an adamant heart
I won't break, I won't bend
But I seem to feel this won't mend
Am I set to repeat this again
I can't close my eyes this time, and make it all seem pretend

And I know (and I know)
That it shows (that it shows)
That I can't be this contrived
When I know (when I know)
That you know (that you know)
That these habits won't change
All those thoughts I despised

And I know there is always a light
That brings about an end to this belligerent night
And this dark is just a metaphor
For everything I didn't ignore
This is the most I've felt changed in my life

Take a chance, turn yourself around
Pull your hands out your pockets, your head from the clouds
But keep your feet on the ground
Cause your head may not anchor your hopes if you're never found out

And I know there is always a light
That brings about an end to this belligerent night
And this dark is just a metaphor
For everything I didn't ignore
This is the most I've felt changed in my life
#2
I like it. Except the cryptic aspect. I feel like you thought of a message and then threw in stuff to disguise it. Only with a couple lines. Also with the changing line amount in each stanza might make it hard for you when putting it to music. I would try to adjust every thing tto fit the rhyme scheme of the last stanza AABBC or ABABC. That scheme kick ass. The stanza that starts with "A new year," get rid of it. And dont put but keep your feet on the ground, just put keep your feet, but doesn't make sense to me cuz if you are taking your head of the clouds, then you are utting your feet on the ground physically and mentally. By far the best song I've read on this sight