B i o g r a p h y
 (by MacKenzie Wilson)

Before Jack Johnson became the 21st century kingpin of beachside pop/rock, he was a champion surfer on the professional circuit. The sport was second nature to the Hawaiian native, who began chasing waves as a toddler and, by the age of 17, had become an outstanding athlete on the Banzai Pipeline. However, Johnson was also testing other creative outlets -- specifically film and music -- and a serious surfing accident during his first professional competition convinced him to devote more time to those landlocked hobbies. After studying cinematography in college, he turned his full attention to music, writing breezy pop songs punctuated by an unassuming voice and a mellow, beach-bum demeanor. The combination proved to be particularly commercial, as Johnson's first five major-label albums all climbed to platinum status.

Philadelphonic
While studying film at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Johnson partnered with friends Chris Malloy and Emmett Malloy to produced a surfing documentary entitled Thicker Than Water. Although the project spotlighted Johnson's talent as a director, it also showcased his flair for songwriting, and the accompanying soundtrack featured several of his own tunes. Thicker Than Water was deemed 2000's Video of the Year by Surfer magazine and paved the way for a second surf flick, The September Sessions. Meanwhile, Johnson began receiving similar notice for his songs, one of which was covered by G. Love & Special Sauce on the band's 1999 album, Philadelphonic. Shortly thereafter, Johnson's demo material piqued the interest of J.P. Plunier, a French producer who had helped launch Ben Harper's career several years prior.

Brushfire Fairytales
With Plunier's help, Johnson recorded and released Brushfire Fairytales in 2001. The debut album featured a cameo by Ben Harper, thus sparking a friendship between the two musicians. Moreover, its casually spun folk songs attracted an audience that stretched far beyond Johnson's own surfing community, and Brushfire Fairytales went platinum as a result. After touring throughout the early half of 2002, he returned to the studio and issued On and On one year later. Despite its musical similarity to Brushfire Fairytales, On and On found Johnson delving into social commentary, resulting in a number of songs that paired worldly, insightful lyrics with a sunny surf vibe.

In Between Dreams
Jack Johnson toured heavily in support of his growing catalog, taking frequent breaks to surf and spend time with his family. When it came time to return to the studio, he resumed his partnership with Mario Caldato, Jr., the same producer who had helmed On and On, and decamped to Mango Trees Studio in Hawaii. In Between Dreams was released in 2005, sporting a mango tree on the album's cover (in tribute to the studio) while offering a familiar mix of tropical songwriting and conscious commentary. The album peaked at number two, Johnson's highest chart position to date in America, and sold more than two million copies stateside. Oddly enough, it was Johnson's next project, the kids-oriented Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George, that finally sent him to the top of the charts. The soundtrack debuted at number one in February 2006, selling 149,000 copies during its first week and making Curious George the first animated film since Pocahontas to have a chart-topping soundtrack. Like the four albums before it, it climbed to platinum status.

Sleep Through the Static
Despite such continued success, however, Johnson was dealt a sharp blow in 2007, when his cousin Danny Riley succumbed to brain cancer. That death, coupled with the decision to record outside of Hawaii's familiar environment, lent a moody ambience to Johnson's next record, 2008's Sleep Through the Static. Nonetheless, the bulk of the album retained a warm, sand-scrubbed feel, and Sleep Through the Static went platinum within five weeks. Johnson traveled throughout Europe that summer, playing some of his largest shows to date, and the resulting footage was captured for the 2009 CD/DVD release En Concert. Johnson released his fifth studio album, To the Sea, in June 2010. Covering a nine-year span, the Jack Johnson & Friends: The Best of Kokua Festival compilation appeared in 2012 and featured performances from Johnson's benefit concert for the nonprofit, environmental education organization the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Johnson returned to his Mango Tree studio with Mario Caldato, Jr. -- who produced his 2005 release In Between Dreams -- to record his sixth studio album, From Here to Now to You. The album, which was released in September 2013, was preceded by the single "I Got You." 




Brushfire Fairytales
- 2001 -

Inaudible Melodies
Middle Man
Posters
Sexy Plexi
Flake
Bubble Toes
Fortunate Fool
The News
Drink the Water
Mudfootball (for Moe Lerner)
F-Stop Blues
Losing Hope
It's All Understood


On and on
- 2003 -

Times Like These
The Horizon Has Been Defeated
Traffic in the Sky
Taylor
Gone
Cupid
Wasting Time
Holes to Heaven
Dreams Be Dreams
Tomorrow Morning Comes
Fall Line
Cookie Jar
Rodeo Clowns
Cocoon
Mediocre Bad Guys
Symbol In My Driveway


In Between Dreams
- 2005 -

Better Together
Never Know
Banana Pancakes
Good People
No Other Way
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Staple It Together
Situations
Crying Shame
If I Could
Breakdown
Belle
Do You Remember
Constellations


Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies
- 2006 -

Upside Down
Broken
People Watching
Wrong Turn
Talk of the Town
Jungle Gym
We're Going to Be Friends
The Sharing Song
The 3 R'S
Lullaby
With My Own Two Hands
Questions
Supposed to Be
 

Sleep Through The Static
- 2008-02-04 -

All At Once
Sleep Through the Static
Hope
Angel
Enemy
If I Had Eyes
Same Girl
What You Thought You Needed
Adrift
Go On
They do, they don't
While We Wait
Monsoon
Losing Keys

 

To The Sea
- 2010-05-31 -

You And Your Heart
To The Sea
No Good With Faces
At Or With Me
When I Look Up
From The Clouds
My Little Girl
Turn Your Love
The Upsetter
Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology
Pictures Of People Taking Pictures
Anything But The Truth
Only The Ocean
 


From Here to Now to You
- 2013-09-16 -

I Got You
Washing Dishes
Shot Reverse Shot
Never Fade
Tape Deck
Don't Believe A Thing I Say
As I Was Saying
You Remind Me Of You
Radiate
Ones And Zeros
Change
Home

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Alien Casinos
Frankie and Albert
Girl I Wanna Lay You Down
Imagine
Just Can't Go To Sleep
Mama, You Been on My Mind
Nice Car, Boy
Pirate Looks At 40
Poor Taylor
Rainbow
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Timmy Curren
Who's To Say (g.a.t.e)


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Brushfire Fairytales

Inaudible Melodies

Brushfire fairytales
Itsy bitsy diamond wells
Big fat hurricanes
Yellow bellied given names
Well shortcuts can slow you down
And in the end we're bound
To rebound off of we

Well dust off your thinking caps
Solar powered plastic plants
Pretty pictures of things we ate
We are only what we hate
But in the long run we have found
Silent films are full of sound
Inaudibly free

Slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that

Inaudible melodies
Serve narrational strategies
Unobtrusive tones
Help to notice nothing but the zone
Of visual relevancy
Frame-lines tell me what to see
Chopping like an axe
Or maybe Eisenstein should just relax

Slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you
When you're moving like that

Well Plato's cave is full of freaks
Demanding refunds for the things they've seen
I wish they could believe
In all the things that never made the screen

And just slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that

Slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that
Moving Too

Middle Man

Well he's not necessarily trying to say that he minds it
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Well he's not necessarily trying to say God can't be trusted
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
And certain situations scream for deviations
But somehow he always gets stuck in the middle
Of this and that and man he should try less
Every time he's rejected man he loses affection

But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
What a terrible thing for you to do
What an awful thing for you to say
What a terrible thing for you to relay

Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing
But still find some to spare
And other people got more than they could use
But they don't share
And some people got problems, man
They got awful complications
Other people got perfect situations
With no provocation

But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
What a terrible thing for you to do
What an awful thing for you to say
What a terrible thing for you, confused
What a terrible thing for you to do
What an awful thing for you to say
What a terrible thing for you to relay

Confused
Somehow we always get stuck in the middle
What an awful thing for you to do
Somehow we always get stuck in the middle
Somehow we always get stuck in the middle
Confused
What an awful thing for you to say-ee
Somehow we always get stuck in the middle
Somehow we always get stuck in the middle

Posters

Looking at himself but wishing he was someone else
Because the posters on the wall they don't look like him at all

So he ties it up, he tucks it in, he pulls it back, and gives a grin
Laughing at himself because he knows he ain't loved at all

He gets his courage from the can
It makes him feel like a man
Because he's loving all the ladies
But the ladies don't love him at all

'Cause when he's not drunk
He's only stuck on himself
And then he has the nerve
To say he needs a decent girl

Looking at herself but wishing she was someone else
Because the body of the doll it don't look like hers at all

So she straps it on, she sucks it in, she throws it up, and gives a grin
Laughing at herself because she knows she ain't that at all

All caught up in the trends
Well the truth began to bend
And the next thing you man
There just ain't no truth left at all

'Cause when the pretty girl walks
She walks so proud
And when the pretty girl laughs
Oh man, she laughs so loud

And if it ain't this then it's that
As a matter of fact
She hasn't had a day to relax
Since she has lost her ability to think clearly

Well I'm an energetic hypothetic version of another person
Check out my outsides there ain't nothing in here

Well I'm a superficial, systematic, music television addict
Check out my outsides there ain't nothing in
Here comes another one, just like the other one
Looking at himself but wishing he was someone else
Because the posters on the wall they don't look like a him
And so he ties it up he tucks it in, he pulls it back and gives a grin
Laughing at himself because he knows he ain't loved at all
He knows he ain't loved at all

Sexy Plexi

Sexy sexy made up of plexi disasters
Pushing and pulling conservative rolling
Unlike plastic, easier to see through
Just like glass with no ring
Softer and sadder you sing
Sexy sexy do your thing
Learn to be shy and then you can sting
Plexi, plexi bend don't shatter
Once your broken shape won't matter

You're breaking your mind
By killing the time that kills you
But you can't blame the time
'Cause it's only in your mind

Quickly quickly grow and then you'll know
It's such and awkward show to see
And everyone you wanted to know
And everyone you wanted to meet
Have all gone away
Oh they've all gone away

And now you're
Breaking your mind
By killing the time that kills you
But you can't blame the time
'Cause it's only in your mind

You're breaking your mind
You're breaking your mind
You're breaking your mind
You're breaking your mind

You're breaking your mind
You're breaking your mind
You're breaking your mind
You're breaking your mind, mind, mind

Flake

I know she said it's alright
But you can make it up next time
I know she knows it's not right
There ain't no use in lying
Maybe she thinks I know something
Maybe maybe she thinks its fine
Maybe she knows something I don't
I'm so, I'm so tired, I'm so tired of trying

It seems to me that maybe
It pretty much always means no
So don't tell me you might just let it go

And often times we're lazy
It seems to stand in my way
'Cause no one no not no one
Likes to be let down

I know she loves the sunrise
No longer sees it with her sleeping eyes
And I know that when she said she's gonna try
Well it might not work because of other ties and
I know she usually has some other ties
And I wouldn't want to break 'em, no
I wouldn't want to break 'em
Maybe she'll help me to untie this but
Until then well, I'm gonna have to lie too

It seems to me that maybe
It pretty much always means no
So don't tell me you might just let it go

And often times we're lazy
It seems to stand in my way
'Cause no one no not no one
Likes to be let down

It seems to me that maybe
It pretty much always means no
So don't tell me you might just let it go

The harder that you try baby, the further you'll fall
Even with all the money in the whole wide world
Please please please don't pass me
Please please please don't pass me
Please please please don't pass me by

Everything you know about me now baby you gonna have to change
You gonna have to call it by a brand new name
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me down

Just like a tree down by the water baby I shall not move
Even after all the silly things you do
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me down

Bubble Toes

It's as simple as something that nobody knows
That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of a queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are all covered with tar balls and scars

It's as common as something that nobody knows
That her beauty will follow wherever she goes
Up the hill in the back of her house in the would
She love me forever, I know she could

I remember when you and me
Hmm how we used to be just good friends
Wouldn't give me none
But all I wanted was some

She's got a whole lot of reasons
She cant think of a single one
That can justify leaving
And he got none but he thinks he got so many problems
Man he got, too much time to waste

His dreams are like commercials
But her dreams are picture perfect and our
Dreams are so related though they're often underestimated

It's as simple as something that nobody knows that
Her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are infested with tar balls and

La da da da da da...

Well I was eating lunch at the D. L. G.
When this little girl came and she sat next to me
I never seen nobody move the way she did
Well she did and she does and she'll do it again

When you move like a jellyfish
Rhythm don't mean nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop
Move like a jellyfish
Rhythm is nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop, hmm

It's as common as something that nobody knows it
Her beauty will follow wherever she goes
Up the hill in the back of her house in the wood
She'll love me forever, I know she

La da da da da da...

If you would only listen
You might just realize what you're missing
You're missing me
If you would only listen
You might just realize what you're missing
You're missing me

It's as simple as something that nobody knows that
Her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are infested with tar balls and

La da da da da da...

Fortunate Fool

She's got it all figured out
She knows what everything's about
And when anybody doubts her
Or sings songs without her
She's just so hmm

She knows the world is just her stage
And so she'll never misbehave
She gives thanks for what they gave her
Man, they practically made her
Into a hmm

She's the one that stumbles when she talks about
The seven foreign films that she's checked out
Such a fortunate fool
She's just too good to be true
She's such a fortunate fool
She's just so hmm

She's got it all figured out
She knows what everything's about
And when anybody doubts her
Or sings songs about her
She's just so hmm

She's the one that stumbles when she talks about it
So maybe we shouldn't talk about
Such a fortunate fool
She's just too good to be true
She's such a fortunate fool
She's just so hmm

The News

A billion people died on the news tonight
But not so many cried at the terrible sight
Well mama said
It's just make believe
You can't believe everything you see
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
On the news tonight

Who's the one to decide that it would be alright
To put the music behind the news tonight
Well mama said
You can't believe everything you hear
The diagetic world is so unclear
So baby close your ears
On the news tonight
On the news tonight

The unobtrusive tones on the news tonight
And mama said
Hmmm

Why don't the newscasters cry when they read about people who die
At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes
Mama said
It's just make believe
You cant believe everything you see
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
On the news tonight

Drink the Water

Drink the water drink it down
This time I know I'm bound
To spit it back up
I didn't want this
Salty substitute
Just not going to do
I need some air
If I'm going to live through
This experience
Reminds me of a clock
That just won't tick
I want to wake up
From this concussion
But my dream is just not done
I'm late again
It's just one of those
Bad days look outside and
Be careful what you ride
You just might find
That you're out of time
To swim ashore
If I drift long enough
I'll be home

He's got delusions between his ears
Man it takes up too much space
And all that tension between his gears, man
He'll never ever leave this place
He's got stones instead of bones
And everybody knows
Oh man, that can make you real real slow
And if heaven was below
He'd know just where to go
Dive in the ocean
And he'd sink like a stone
And he'd say
It's time to swim ashore
If I drift long enough
I'll be home

Hold on if you can
You're gonna sink faster
Than you can imagine so hold

Hold on if you can
You're gonna sink faster
Than you can imagine so hold

It's just time to swim ashore
If I drift long enough
I'll be home

Mudfootball (for Moe Lerner)

Saturday morning and it's time to go
One day these could be the days but who could have known
Loading in the back of a pickup truck
Riding with the boys and pushing the luck
Singing songs loud on the way to the game
Wishing all the things could still be the same
Chinese homeruns over the backstop
Kakua on the ball and soda pop well

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing's gonna change there's no need to complain

Sunday morning and it's time to go
Been raining all night so everybody knows
Over to the field for tackle football
Big hits, big hats, yeah give me the ball
Rain is pouring, touchdown scoring
Keep on rolling, never boring
Karma, karma, karma chameleon
We're talking kinda funny from helium

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing's gonna change there's no need to complain

Monday morning and it's time to go
Wet trunks and schoolbooks and sand on my toes
Do anything you can to dodge the bus-stop blues
Like driving a padiddle with a burnt-out fuse
Well, my best friend Kimi wants to go with you
So meet her by the sugar mill after school
My best friend Kimi wants to go with you
Meet her by the sugar mill after school

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would
Everything good always would remain

F-Stop Blues

Hermit crabs and cowry shells
Crush beneath his feet as he comes towards you
He's waving at you

Lift him up to see what you can see
He begins his focusing
He's aiming at you

And now he has cutaways from memories
And close-ups of anything that
He has seen or even dreamed
And now he's finished focusing

He's imagining lightning
Striking sea sickness
Away from here

Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
How many years and you've barely even tasted
Anything remotely close to
Everything you've boasted about
Look who's crying now

Driftwood floats, after years of erosion
Incoming tide touches roots to expose them
Quicksand steals my shoes
Clouds bring the f-stop blues

Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
How many years and you've barely even tasted
Anything remotely close to
Everything you've boasted about
Look who's crying now

Losing Hope

I got a faulty parachute
I got a stranger's friend
An exciting change in
My butchers blend
A symbol on the ceiling
With the flick of a switch
My new found hero
In the enemy's ditching

Well somebody's something was left in the room
And now that it's gone well of course we assume
That somebody else needed something so bad
That they took everything that somebody had

Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change

The mark was left
Man it's never the same
Next time that you shoot
Make sure that you aim
Open windows with passing cars
A brand new night
With the same old stars

Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change

Feed the fool
A piece of the pie
Make a fool of his system
Make a fool of his mind
Give him bottles of lies
And maybe he'll find
His place in heaven
Cause he might just die

Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change
But hanging on is easy
When you've got a friend to call
When nothing's making sense at all
You're not the only one who's afraid of change

It's All Understood

Everyone laughed at her joke
As if they'd never even heard it before
And maybe they were truly amused
But every word that she spoke was a bore
And maybe it's because they had seen
The previews on the TV screen
Well this part is good and that's well understood
So you should laugh if you know what I mean

But it's all relative
Even if you don't understand
Well it's all understood
Especially when you don't understand
Then it's all just because
Even if we don't understand
Then let's all just believe

Everyone knows what went down
Because the news was spread all over town
And fact is only what you believe
And fact and fiction work as a team
It's almost always fiction in the end
That content begins to bend
When context is never the same

And it's all relative
Even if we don't understand
And it's all understood
Especially when we don't understand
Then it's all just because
Even if we don't understand
Then let's all just believe

I was reading a book
Or maybe it was a magazine
Suggestions on where to place faith
Suggestions on what to believe
But I read somewhere
That you've got to beware
You can't believe anything you read
But the good Book is good
And it's all understood
So don't even question
If you know what I mean

But it's all relative
Even if you don't understand
Well it's all understood
Especially when you don't understand
And it's all just because
Even if we don't understand
Then let's all just believe

But there you go once again
You missed the point
And then you point
Your fingers at me
And say that I said not to believe

But there you go once again
You missed the point
And then you point
Your fingers at me
And you say that I said not to believe
I believe

But there you go once again
You missed the point
And then you point
Your fingers at me
And you say that I said not to believe
I believe
I guess
I guess it's all relative

On and on

Times like these

In times like these
In times like those
What will be will be
And so it goes
And it always goes on and on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on and on it goes
Hmm, hmm, hmm...

And there's always been laughing, crying, birth, and dying
Boys and girls with hearts that take and give and break
And heal and grow and recreate and raise and nurture
But then hurt from time to times
Like these
And times like those
What will be will be
And so it goes

And there will always be stop and go and fast and slow
And action, reaction, sticks and stones and broken bones
Those for peace and those for war
And God bless these ones not those ones
But these ones made times like these
And times like those
What will be will be
And so it goes
And it always goes on and on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on and on it goes
Hmm, hmm, hmm...

But somehow I know
It won't be the same
Somehow I know
It'll never be the same

The horizon has been defeated

The horizon has been defeated
By the pirates of the new age
Alien casinos
Well maybe it's just time to say
The things can go bad
And make you wanna run away
But as we grow older
The troubles just seems to stay

Future complications
In the strings between the cans
But no prints can come from fingers
If machines become our hands
And then our feet become the wheels
And then the wheels become the cars
And then the rigs begin to drill
Until the drilling goes too far

Things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The horizon begins to fade
Fade, fade, fade away

The thingamajigsaw puzzled
Anger don't you step too close
Because people are lonely and only
Animals with fancy shoes
Hallelujah zig zag nothing
Misery it's on the loose
'Cause people are lonely and only
Animals with too many tools
That can build all the junk that we sell
Oh sometimes it makes you wanna yell

But things can go bad
Make you wanna to run away
But as we grow older
The horizon begins to fade away
Fade away
Fade, fade, fade
Fade, fade, fade

Traffic in the sky

There's traffic in the sky
And it doesn't seem to be getting much better
There's kids playing games on the pavement
Drawing waves on the pavement
Shadows of the planes on the pavement

It's enough to make me cry
But that don't seem like it would make it feel better
Maybe it's a dream and if I scream
It will burst at the seams
This whole place will fall into pieces
And then they'd say

Well how could we have known
I'll tell them it's not
So hard to tell, no no
If you keep adding stones
Soon the water will
Be lost in the well

Puzzle pieces in the ground
But no one ever seems to be digging
Instead they're looking up towards the heavens
With their eyes on the heavens
There are shadows on the way to the heavens

It's enough to make me cry
But that don't seem like it would make it feel better
The answers could be found
We could learn from digging down
But no one ever seems to be digging
Instead they'll say

Well how could we have known
I'll tell them it's not
So hard to tell, no no
If you keep adding stones
Soon the water will
Be lost in the well

Words of wisdom all around
But no one ever seems to listen
They're talking about their plans on the paper
Building up from the pavement
There are shadows from the scrapers on the pavement

It's enough to make me sigh
But that don't seem like it would make it feel better
The words are all around
But the words are only sounds
And no one ever seems to listen
Instead they'll say

Well how could we have known
I'll tell them it's really not
So hard to tell, no no
If you keep adding stones
Soon the water will
Be lost in the well
Lost in the well

Taylor

They say taylor was a good girl
Never one to be late
Complain, express ideas in her brain

Working on the night shift, passing out the tickets
Youre gonna have to pay her if you want to park here
Well mommy's little dancer has quite a little secret
Working on the streets now, never gonna keep it
It's quite an imposition and now she's only wishing
That she would have listened to the words they said
Poor Taylor

She just wanders around, unaffected by
The winter winds yeah, and she'll pretend that
She's somewhere else, so far and clear
About two thousand miles from here

Well Peter Patrick pitter patters on the window
But sunny silhouette won't let him in
Poor old Pete's got nothing because he's been falling
Somehow sunny knows just where he's been
He thinks that singing on sunday is gonna save his soul
Now that saturday is gone
Sometimes he thinks that he's on his way
But I can see
That his break lights are on

He just wanders around, unaffected by
The winter winds yeah and he'll pretend that
He's somewhere else, so far and clear
About two thousand miles from here

Such a tough enchilada filled up with nada
Giving what she gotta give to get a dollar bill
Used to be a limber chicken, times a been a ticking
Nows she's finger licking to the man
With the money in his pocket flying in his rocket
Only stopping by on his way to a better world

If Taylor finds a better world
Then Taylor's gonna run away

Gone

Look at all those fancy clothes
But these could keep us warm just like those
And what about your soul is it cold
Is it straight from the mold and ready to be sold
And cars and phones and diamond rings
Bling, bling
Those are only removable things
And what about your mind does it shine
Or are there things that concern you more than your time

Gone going gone everything gone give a damn
Gone be the birds when they don't want to sing
Gone people all awkward with their things, gone

Look at you out to make a deal
You try to be appealing but you loose your appeal
What about those shoes you're in today
They'll do no good on the bridges you've burnt along the way, oh

You willing to sell anything, gone with your herd
Leave your footprints and we'll shame them with our words
Gone people all careless and consumed, gone

Gone going gone everything gone give a damn
Gone be the birds if they don't want to sing
Gone people all awkward with their things, gone

Cupid

Well how many times must we go through this
You've always been mine, woman I thought you knew this
How many times must we go through this
You'll always be mine, cupid only misses sometimes
Hmm, hmm

But we could end up broken hearted
If we don't remember why all this started
And if they try to tell you love fades with time
Tell them there's no such thing as time
It's our time, it's our time
It's our time, it's our time

Wasting time

And I'm just a waste of her energy
And she's just wasting my time
So why don't we get together
And we could waste everything tonight
And we could waste
And we could waste it all tonight
Yeah yeah
And we could waste
And we could waste it all

I don't pretend to know what you know, no no
Now please don't pretend to know what's on my mind
If we already knew everything that everybody knows
We would have nothing to learn tonight
And we would have nothing to show tonight, oh

But everybody thinks that everybody knows
About everybody else but nobody knows
Anything about themselves
'Cause they're all worried about everybody else
Yeah yeah, hmm, hmm, oh

Love is just a waste of our energy, yeah
And life is just a waste of our time
So why don't we get together
And we could waste everything tonight
And we could waste
And we could waste it all, yeah

But everybody thinks that everybody knows
About everybody else, no no, nobody knows
Anything about themselves
Because they're all worried about everybody else, oh

Holes to heaven

The air was more than human
And the heat was more than hungry
And the cars were square and spitting diesel fumes
The bulls were running wild
Because their big and mean and sacred
And the children were playing cricket with no shoes

The next morning we woke up, man
With a seven hour drive
Well there we were in stuck in port blaire
Where boats break and children stare
There were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to heaven, hmm, hmm
And there were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to heaven, hmm

Disembarking from the port
With no mistakes of any sort
Moving south the engine running smooth
Officials were quite friendly
Once we drowned them with our sweet talk
And we bribed them with our cigarettes and booze

The next morning we woke up, man
With the sunrise to the right
Moving back north to port blair
Where boats break and children stare

There were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to heaven, hmm, hmm
Yes, and there were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to heaven, hmm

Dreams be dreams

She's just waiting for the summertime
When the weathers fine
And she could hitch a ride out of town
And so far away from that low down
Good for nothing
Mistake making fool with excuses like
'Baby that was a long time ago'
But that's just a euphemism
If you want the truth he was out of control
But a short time is a long time
When your mind just won't let it go

Well summer came along and then it was gone
And so was she but not from him
'Cause he followed her just to let her know
Her dreams are dreams
All this living is so much harder that it seems
But girl don't let your dreams be dreams
You know this living is not so hard as it seems
Don't let your dreams be dreams
Your dreams be dreams, be dreams

Tomorrow morning comes

Well that's all right
If that's all right
Two thousand miles were still
But that's all right

And that's all right
If that's all right
I'll see you in the morning
If that's all right

What would you do if I wrote you a song
Would you give me some loving when I get home
Or would you be mad at me if I had a hard time
Getting a hold of you, I try all the time

And I'll bet that
You don't know anybody that could be so bad
But if you did you'd be wondering where I'm at
Well I'll be home when tomorrow morning comes

And what would you do if I sang you this song
The connection is bad but that's only the phone
'Cause when my words kiss your ear, I'll be right there
The message is long 'cause baby this is your song

I'll bet that
You don't know anybody that could be so bad
But if you did you'd be wondering where I'm at
Well I'll be home when tomorrow morning

I'll bet that
You don't know anybody that could be so bad
But if you did you'd be wondering where I'm at
Well I'll be home when tomorrow morning

And that's all right
'Cause I'll be home when tomorrow morning
And that's all right
'Cause I'll be home when tomorrow morning comes

Fall line

And by the way you know that hope will make you strange
Make you blink make you blank make you sink
It will make you afraid of change and often blame
The box with the view of the world
And the ones that fill the frame
I turn it up but then I turn it off
Because I can't stand
When they start to talk about the hurting and killing
Whose shoes are we filling
The damage and ruin
Man the things that were doing
We gotta stop, we gotta turn it all off
We gotta rewind and start it up again

Because we fell across the fall line
Ain't there nothing sacred any more
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

Somebody saw him jump, yeah
But nobody saw him slip
I guess he lost a lot of hope
And then he lost his grip
And now he's lying in the freeway
In the middle of this mess
Guess we lost another one
Just like the other one
Optimistic hypocrite
That didn't have the nerve to quit
The things that kept him wanting more
Until he finally reached the core

He fell across the fall line
Ain't there nothing sacred any more
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

Cookie jar

I would turn on the tv
But it's so embarrassing
To see all the other people
I don't know what they mean
It was magic at first
When they spoke without sound
But now this world is gonna hurt
You better turn that thing down
Turn it around

But it wasn't me, says the boy with the gun
Sure I pulled the trigger, but it needed to be done
Because life's been killing me ever since it begun
You can't blame me 'cause I'm too young

You can't blame me, sure the killer was my son
But I didnt teach him to pull the trigger of the gun
It's the killing on his tv screen
You can't blame me, it's those images he seen

Well you can't blame me, says the media man
I wasn't the one who came up with the plan
I just point my camera at what the people want to see
It's a two way mirror and you can't blame me

You can't blame me, says the singer of the song
Or the maker of the movie which he based his life on
It's only entertainment, as anyone can see
It's smoke machines and makeup, you can't fool me

It was you, it was me, it was every man
We've all got the blood on our hands
We only receive what we demand
And if we want hell then hell's what we'll have

I would turn on the tv
But it's so embarrassing
To see all the other people
Don't even know what they mean
It was magic at first
But let everyone down
And now this world is gonna hurt
You better turn it around
Turn it around

Rodeo clowns

Sweeping the floors, open up the doors
Turn on the lights, getting ready for tonight
Nobody's romancing 'cause it's too early for dancing
But here comes the music

Bright lights flashing to cover up your lack of soul
Many people, so many problems, so many reasons
To buy another round, drink it down
Just another night on the town

With the big man, money man, better than the other man
He got the plan with the million dollar give a damn
When nobody understands he'll become a smaller man
The bright lights keep flashing, the women keep on dancing

With the clowns, yeah, yeah, yeah
They pick me up when I'm down, yeah, yeah
The rodeo clowns, yeah, yeah, yeah
They pick me up when im down

The disco ball spinning, all the music and the women
And the shots of tequila, they'll say that they need you
But what they really need
Is just a little room to breath
Teeny bopping disco queen, she barely understands
Her dreams of bellybutton rings and other kinds of things
Symbolic of change but the thing that is strange
Is that the changes occurred and now she's just a part of the herd

Yeah, yeah, yeah
I thought that you heard, yeah, yeah
The changes occurred, yeah, yeah, yeah
Just a part of the herd

Lights out, shut down, late night, wet ground
You walk by look at him, but he can't look at you
You might feel pity but he only feels the ground
You understand moods but he only knows let down
By the corner there's another one
Reaching out a hand, coming from a broken man
You try to live but he's done trying
Not dead, but definitely dying
With the rest of the clowns, yeah, yeah
Hmm, hmm, the rest of the clowns

Sweeping the floors, open up the doors
And turn on the lights, getting ready for tonight
Nobody's romancing because it's too early for dancing
But here comes the music

Cocoon

Based on your smile
I'm betting all of this
Might be over soon

But you're bound to win
'Cause if I'm betting against you
I think I'd rather lose

But this is all that I have, so please
Take what's left of this heart and use
Please use only what you really need
You know I only have so little, so please
Mend your broken heart and leave

I know it's not your style
And I can tell by the way that you move
I'ts real real soon

But I'm on your side
And I don't wanna be your regret
I'd rather be your cocoon

But this is all that you have, so please
Let me take what's left of your heart, and I will use
I swear I'll use only what I need
I know you only have so little, so please
Let me mend my broken heart

And you said this was all you have
And it's all I need
But blah blah blah
Because it fell apart
I guess it's all you knew
And all I had
But now we have
Only confused hearts
I guess all we have
Is really all we need

So please
Let's take these broken hearts and use
Let's use only what we really need
You know we only have so little, so please
Take these broken hearts and leave

Mediocre bad guys

Well don't give me no comic book sad looks no more
Please don't use those same excuses you've used before
You told yourself so many times it's ok
So eager to try but you just don't know how to come back down

And now you'll beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground
Beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground
On the ground

Well how about those people I know
That you know the ones that I mean
Not so good, not so bad, only know what they have
And they have only what they've seen
Oh them mediocre bad guys can really bring you down
They can't be defeated you know
That they're never gonna come around

They just beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Beat me up, break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Beat me up, break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Symbol in my driveway

I've got a symbol in my driveway
I've got a hundred million dollar friends
I've got you a brand new weapon
Let's see how destructive we can be

I've got a brand new set of stencils
I've been connecting all the dots
Got my plans in a zip lock bag
Let's see how unproductive we can be

I've got a light bulb full of anger
And I can switch it on and off
In situations it can be so bright
I can't believe, how pathetic we can be

I've got a perfect set of blueprints
I'm gonna build somebody else
Might cost a little more than money
But what's man without his wealth

I've got a phosphorescent secret
But don't you tell nobody else
Next thing you know
The whole world will be talking
About all the clues they got
They just ain't no use
They got fooled

In Between Dreams

Better together

There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing but I can try for your heart
Our dreams and they are made out of real things
Like a shoebox of photographs with sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here, and where do we go, and how come itís so hard
Itís not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving
Iíll tell you one thing, itís always better when weíre together

Hmm, itís always better when weíre together
Yeah, weíll look at the stars when weíre together
Well, itís always better when weíre together
Yeah, itís always better when weíre together

And all of these moments just might find their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that theyíll be gone when the morning light sings
Or brings new things for tomorrow night you see
That theyíll be gone too, too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find their way into my day to day scene
Iíd be under the impression I was somewhere in between
With only two, just me and you, not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be weíll sit beneath the mango tree now

Yeah, itís always better when weíre together
Hmm, weíre somewhere in between together
Well itís always better when weíre together
Yeah, itís always better when weíre together
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm...

I believe in memories
They look so
So pretty when I sleep
Hey now and
And when I wake up
You look so pretty
Sleeping next to me
But there is not enough time
And there is no, no song I could sing
And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
Weíre better together

Never Know

I heard this old story before
Where the people keep on killing for their metaphors
But donít leave much up to the imagination
So I want to give this imagery back
But I know it just ainít so easy like that so
I turn the page and read the story again and again and again
It sure seems the same with a different name
Weíre breaking and rebuilding and weíre growing, always guessing

Never knowing
Weíre shocking but weíre nothing
Weíre just moments
Weíre clever but weíre clueless
Weíre just human
Amusing but confusing
Weíre trying
But where is this all leading
Weíll never know

It all happened so much faster than you can say disaster
Want to take a time-lapse and look at it backwards
Find the last word and maybe thatís just the answer that weíre after
But after all weíre just a bubble in a boiling pot
Just one breath in a chain of thought
Weíre moments just combusting
We feel certain but weíll never, never know
It sure seems the same, give it a different name
Weíre begging and weíre needing, and weíre trying, and weíre breathing

Never knowing
Weíre shocking but weíre nothing
Weíre just moments
Weíre clever but weíre clueless
Weíre just human
Amusing but confusing
Weíre helping
Rebuilding and weíre growing
Never know, never know, never know, never

Knock, knock, coming door to door
To tell you that their metaphor is better than yours
And you can either sink or swim
And things are looking pretty grim
If you donít believe in what theyíre spoon-feeding
Itís got no feeling
So I read it again and again and again
It sure seems the same
So many different names
Our hearts are strong, our heads are weak, weíll always be competing

Never knowing
Weíre shocking but weíre nothing
Weíre just moments
Weíre clever but weíre clueless
Weíre just human
Amusing, confusing
But the truth is
All we got are questions
Weíll never know, never know, never know, never

Banana Pancakes

Well can't you see that it's just raining
There ain't no need to go outside

But Baby
You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song itís meant to keep you
From doing what youíre supposed to
Waking up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
Iíll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like itís the weekend now
And we could pretend it all the time, yeah
Canít you see that itís just raining
There ainít no need to go outside

But just maybe, hala ka ukulele
Mama made a baby
I really donít mind the practice
Because youíre my little lady
Lady, lady love me
'Cause I love to lay here lazy
We could close the curtains
Pretend like thereís no world outside
And we could pretend it all the time, no
And canít you see that itís just raining
There ainít no need to go outside

Ainít no need, ainít no need
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
Canít you see, canít you see
Rain all day and I donít mind

But the telephone singing, ringing
Itís too early, donít pick it up
We donít need to
We got everything we need right here
And everything we need is enough
Itís just so easy
When the whole world fits inside of your arms
Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm
Wake up slow, hmm, hmm, wake up slow

But baby, you hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song itís meant to keep you
From doing what youíre supposed to
Waking up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
Iíll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like itís the weekend now
And we could pretend it all the time, yeah
Canít you see that itís just raining
There ainít no need to go outside

Ainít no need, ainít no need
Rain all day and I really really really donít mind
Canít you see, canít you see
Weíve got to wake up slow

Good People

Oh you win itís your show now
So whatís it going to be
Because people will tune in
How many train wrecks do we need to see
Before we lose touch
And we thought this was low
Well itís bad, getting worse, so

Whereíd all the good people go
Iíve been changing channels
And I donít see them on the tv shows
Whereíd all the good people go
Weíve got heaps and heaps of what we sow

They got this and that with a rattle a tat
Testing, one, two, man what you gonna do
Bad news misused, got too much to lose
Give me some truth now, whoís side are we on

Whatever you say
Turn on the boob tube
Iím in the mood to obey
So lead me astray
And by the way now

Whereíd all the good people go
Iíve been changing channels
And I donít see them on the tv shows
Whereíd all the good people go
Weíve got heaps and heaps of what we sow

Sitting around feeling far away, yeah
So far away but I can feel the debris
Can you feel it
You interrupt me from a friendly conversation
To tell me how great itís all going to be

You might notice some hesitation
Because it's important to you
Itís not important to me
But way down by the edge of your reason
Itís beginning to show
And I really want to know is

Whereíd all the good people go
Iíve been changing channels
I donít see them on the tv shows
Whereíd all the good people go
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

Whereíd all the good people go
They got this and that with a rattle a tat
Testing one, two man whatcha gonna do
Bad news misused give me some truth
You got too much to lose
Whereíd all the good people go
Whose side are we on today, anyway
Okay, whatever you say
Wrong and resolute but in the mood to obey
Station to station desensitizing the nation
Whereíd all the good people go
Going, going, gone

No Other Way

When your mind is a mess so is mine I canít sleep
'Cause it hurts when I think when my thoughts arenít at peace
With the plans that we make and the chances we take
Theyíre not yours theyíre not mine
There are waves that can break

All the words that we said and the words that we mean
And the words can fall short, canít see the unseen
'Cause the world is awake so for somebodyís sake now
Please close your eyes
Woman, please get some sleep

And know that if I knew all of the answers I would not
Hold them from you know all of the things that I know
We told each other there is no other way, hmm

Too much silence can be misleading
Youíre drifting I can hear it in the way that youíre breathing
We donít really need to find reason
'Cause out the same door that it came well itís leaving, itís leaving

Leaving like a day thatís done and part of a season
Resolve is just a concept thatís as dead as the leaves
But at least we could sleep, itís all that we need
When we wake we would find, our minds would be free to go to sleep

And know that if I knew all of the answers I would not
Hold them from you know all of the things that I know
'Cause we told each other there is no other way, hmm

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

I was sitting, waiting, wishing
You believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs

But Lord knows that this world is cruel
And I ainít the Lord no Iím just a fool
Learning loving somebody
Donít make them love yo

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you
Must I always be playing, playing your fool

I sang your songs I danced your dance
I gave your friends all a chance
But putting up with them
Wasnít worth never having you

Oh maybe youíve been through this before
But itís my first time so please ignore
The next few lines 'cause theyíre directed at you

I canít always be waiting, waiting on you
I canít always be playing, playing your fool

I keep playing your part
But itís not my scene
Want this plot to twist
Iíve had enough mystery
You keep building it up
But then youíre shooting me down
But Iím already down
Just wait a minute

Just sitting, waiting
Just wait a minute
Just sitting, waiting

Well if I was in your position
Iíd put down all my ammunition
Iíd wonder why it had taken me so long
But Lord knows that Iím not you
And if I was I wouldnít be so cruel
'Cause waiting on love
Ainít so easy to do

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you
Must I always be playing, playing your fool

No I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
I can't always be playing, playing your fool, fool

Staple It Together

Itís really too bad
He became a prisoner of his own past
He stabbed the moment in the back with the round thumbtack
That held up the list of things he got to do
Itís really no good
Heís moving on before he understood
He shot the future in the foot with every step he took
From the places that heís been 'cause he forgot to look

He better staple it together
And call it bad weather
He better staple it together
And call it bad weather

He better staple it together
And call it bad weather
He better staple it together
And call it bad weather
Hmm hmm

Well I guess you could say
That he donít even know where to begin
'Cause he looked both ways but he was so afraid
Digging deep into the ditch every chance he missed
And the mess he made
'Cause hate is such a strong word
And every brick he laid, a mistake they say
That his walls are getting taller
And his world is getting smaller

Better staple it together
And call it bad weather
Better staple it together
And call it bad weather

Better staple it together
And call it bad weather
Better staple it together
And call it bad weather
Hmm hmm

Itís really too bad
He became a prisoner of his own past
He stabbed the moment in the back with the round thumbtack
That held up the list of things he got to do
Itís really no good
Heís moving on before he understood
He shot the future in the foot with every step he took
From the places that heís been because he forgot to look

He better staple it together
And call it bad weather
Staple it together
And call it bad weather

Staple it together
And call it bad weather
Staple it together
And call it bad weather

If the weather gets better we should get together
Spend a little time or we could do whatever
And if we get together weíd be twice as clever
So staple it together and call it bad weather
Hmm hmm

Situations

Situation number one
Itís the one thatís just begun
But evidently itís too late

Situation number two
Itís the only chance for you
Itís controlled by denizens of hate

Situation number three
Itís the one that no one sees
Itís all too often dismissed as fate

Situation number four
The one that left you wanting more
It tantalized you with itís bait

Crying Shame

Itís such a tired game
Will it ever stop
How will this all play out
Of sight out of mind

By now we should know how to communicate
Instead of coming to blows
Weíre on a roll
And there ainít no stopping us now
Weíre burning under control
Isnít it strange how weíre all
Burning under the same sun?

Buy now and save, itís a war for peace
Itís the same old game
But do we really want to play
We could close our eyes it's still there
We could say itís us against them
We could try but nobody wins
Gravity has got a hold on us all

We could try to put it out
But itís a growing flame
Using fear as fuel
Burning down our name
And it wonít take too long
'Cause Words all burn the same
And who are we going to blame now

Itís such a crying, crying, crying shame
Itís such a crying, crying, crying shame
Itís such a crying, crying, crying shame, shame, shame

By now itís beginning to show
A number of people are numbers that arenít coming home
I could close my eyes itís still there
Close my mind be alone
I could close my heart and not care
But gravity has got a hold on us all

Itís a terrific price to pay
But in the true sense of the word
Are we using what weíve learned
In the true sense of the word
Are we losing what we were

Itís such a tired game
Will it ever stop
Itís not for me to say
And is it in our blood or is it in our fate
And how will this all play out
Out of sight, out of mind
Who are we going to blame all in all

Itís such a crying, crying, crying shame
Itís such a crying, crying, crying shame
Itís such a crying, crying, crying shame, shame, shame

If I Could

A brand new baby was born yesterday, just in time
Papa cried, baby cried, said your tears are like mine
I heard some words from a friend on the phone, didnít sound so good
The doctor gave him two weeks to live
Iíd give him more if I could

You know that I would now
If only I could

You know that I would now
If only I could

Down the middle drops one more grain of sand
They say that new life makes losing life easier to understand
Words are kind they help ease the mind, Iíll miss my old friend
And though youíve got to go weíll keep a piece of your soul
One goes out, one comes in

You know that I would now
If only I could

You know that I would now
If only I could

Breakdown

I hope this old train breaks down
Then I could take a walk around
See what there is to see
Time is just a melody

With all the people in the street
Walking fast as their feet
Can take them
I just roll through town

And though my windowís got a view
Well the frame Iím looking through
Seems to have no concern for now
So for now I

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

Well this engine screams out loud
Centipede gonna crawl westbound
So I donít even make a sound 'cause
Itís going to sting me when I leave this town

And all the people in the street
That Iíll never get to meet
If these tracks donít bend somehow

And I got no time
That I got to get
To where I donít need to be
So I

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

I want to break on down
But I canít stop now
Let me break on down

But you canít stop nothing if you got no control
Of the thoughts in your mind that you kept and you know
That you donít know nothing but you donít need to know
The wisdomís in the trees not the glass windows

You canít stop wishing if you donít let go
Of the things that you find and you lose and you know
You keep on rolling, put the moment on hold
'Cause the frameís too bright, so put the blinds down low

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

I wanna break on down
But I canít stop now

Belle

Oi lienda
Bella che fa
Bonita
Bonita que tal
But belle
Je ne comprends pas franÁais
So youíll have to speak to me
Some other way

Do You Remember

Do you remember when we first met, I sure do
It was some time in early September
You were lazy about it, you made me wait around
I was so crazy about you I didnít mind

So I was late for class
I locked my bike to yours
It wasnít hard to find
You painted flowers on it
I guess that I was afraid
That if you rolled away
You might not roll back my direction real soon

Well I was crazy about you then and now
The craziest thing of all is over ten years have gone by
And youíre still mine
Weíre locked in time
Letís Rewind

Do you remember when we first moved in together
The piano took up the living room
You played me boogie-woogie
I played you love songs
Youíd say weíre playing house
Now you still say we are

We built our getaway up in a tree we found
We felt so far away but we were still in town
Now I remember watching that old tree burn down
I took a picture that I donít like to look at

Well all these times they come and go
And alone donít seem so long
Over ten years have gone by
We canít rewind
Weíre locked in time
But youíre still mine
Do you remember

Constellations

The light was leaving in the west it was blue
The childrenís laughter sang
And skipping just like the stones they threw
Their voices echoed across the waves
Itís getting late

And it was just another night
With a sunset and a moonrise
Not so far behind
To give us just enough light
To lay down underneath the stars
We listened to Papaís translations
Of the stories across the sky
We drew our own constellations

The west winds often last too long
And when they calm down
Nothing ever feels the same
Sheltered under the Kamani tree
Waiting for the passing rain
Clouds keep moving to uncover the sea
Stars up above us chasing the day away
To find the stories that we sometimes need
Listen close enough and all else fades
Fades away

And it was just another night
With a sunset and a moonrise
Not so far behind
To give us just enough light
To lay down underneath the stars
Listen to all the translations
Of the stories across the sky
We drew our own constellations

Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies

Upside Down

Who's to say
What's impossible but they forgot
This world keeps spinning and with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There's no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to mother natures songs
I don't want this feeling to go away

Who's to say
I can't do everything well I can try
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren't always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
This world keeps spinning and theres no time to waste
Will it all, keep spinning spinning around and round

Upside down
Who's to say what's impossible and cant be found
I don't want this feeling to go away
Upside down

Broken

With everything ahead of us we left, everything behind
But nothing that we needed at least,
Not at this time
And now the feeling that I'm feeling
Well it's feeling like my life is finally mine
With nothing to go back to
We just continue, to drive

Without you I was broken
But Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side
I said without you I was broken
But Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side

I didnít know what I was looking for,
So I, didnít know what Iíd find
I didnít know what I was missing
I guess youíve been just a little too kind
And if I find just what I need
Put a little peace in my mind
Maybe youíve been looking too
Or maybe you donít even need to try

Without you I was broken
And Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side
I said without you I was broken
But Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side

With everything in the past
Fading faster and faster until it was gone
Found out I was losing so much more than I knew all along
Because everything I've been working for
Was only worth nickels and dimes
But if I had a minute for every hour that I've wasted
I'd be rich in time, I'd be doing fine

Cause without you I was broken
But Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side
So without you I was broken
But Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side

So without you I was broken
But Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side
I said without you I was broken
But Iíd rather be broke down with you by my side

People Watching

Well I'm just people watching
The other people watching me
And we're all people watching
The other people watching we

We're as lonely as we wanted to be
We're all as lonely as we wanted to be
Just as lonely as we wanted to be
I'm just you, you're just me
But it's only true if we believe

Well there really ain't no use in stopping
What nobody never told me not to do
So I'll keep people watching, watching me now
Finding my way back to you

We're as lonely as we wanted to be
We're all as lonely as we wanted to be
I'm just as lonely as I wanted to be
I'm just you, you're just me
But it's only true if we believe

I see so many feet going so many ways
People passing by, they got nothing to say
All on our own, just watching and confused
Nobody told me what to do
I can't stop breaking all the rules

And I'm just people watching
The other people watching me
We're all people watching
The other people watching we

We're as lonely as we wanted to be
We're not so lonely as we wanted to be
I'm just as lonely as I wanted to be
Not so lonely
Lonely, lonely, lonely

Wrong Turn

And I will wait here awhile
Just long enough to be sure that you didnít make a wrong turn
And I wait long enough
Maybe an hour or two
Before I decide
It wasnít me it was you
Wasnít me it was you
And I would like you to know
Although it seems sad to say
This was only the worst hour of my day
The worst hour of my day
How long has it been on your mind?
Do you think about it when we lie?
I think itís a big mistake
Cause I think that we could make it last
Even if itís just for awhile
Wait here for now
Just along enough to be
Sure that you really want to go through with this
Cause I really wanna go through with this
And do you really wanna go through with this?

Talk of the Town

( feat. Kawika Kahiapo )

I want to be where the talk of the town
Is about last night when the sun went down
Yeah, and the trees all dance
And the warm wind blows in that same old sound

And the water below gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back every time they cry
And make the grass grow green beneath my toes
And if the sun comes out
I'll paint a picture all about
The colors I've been dreaming of
The hours just don't seem enough
To put it all together
Maybe it's as strange as it seems

And the trouble I find is that the trouble finds me
It's a part of my mind it begins with a dream
And a feeling I get when I look and I see
That this world is a puzzle, I'll find all of the pieces
And put it all together, and then I'll rearrange it
I'll follow it forever
Always be as strange as it seems

Nobody ever told me not to try
Not to try
Ohhh try
Ohhh just try

And the water below gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back every time they cry
And make the grass grow green beneath my toes
And if the sun comes out
I'm going to paint a picture all about
The colors I've been dreaming of
The hours just don't seem enough
To put it all together
Always be as strange as it seems

I said
Hooo hoo hohohoohhohooooo

Jungle Gym

(feat. G. Love)

The city is my jungle gym
Look at this big great world that we're living in
There's lots of fun to be had on these streets
We can take a ride just you and me
It's a jungle gym
It's a jungle gym
Trolley cars and buses too
All the big kids going to school
I'm going to get a treat from the ice cream man
Catch me catch me if you can
It's a jungle gym
The city's nitty gritty but it's so much fun
We can take a ride go tell everyone
It's a jungle gym
Sha la la la la la la la la la
These streets have got a rhythm
It's a funky beat
The more I learn inside the city
The more I learn in me
It's a jungle gym
It's a jungle gym
Movie theatres and museums
Fishing in the pond
ABC's 123's bring your friends along
Flying kites way up high into the blue sky
We can take a ride
Just you and I
It's a jungle gym
It's a jungle gym!
Sha la la la la la la la la la
This city's nitty gritty but it's so much fun
We can take a ride go tell everyone
It's a jungle gym
It's a jungle gym

We're Going to Be Friends

Fall is here, hear the yell
Back to school, ring the bell
Brand new shoes, walking blues
Climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are going to be friends
Yes I can tell that we are going to be friends
Walk with me Suzy Lee
Through the park and by the tree
We can rest upon the ground
And look at all the bugs we've found
Safely walk to school without a sound
We safely walk to school without a sound
Well here we are no one else
We walk to school all by ourselves
There's dirt on our uniforms
From chasing all the ants and worms
We clean up and now it's time to learn
We clean up and now it's time to learn

Numbers letters learn to spell
Nouns and books and show and tell
Play time we will throw the ball
Then back to class through the hall
The teacher marks our height against the wall
The teacher marks our height against the wall
And we don't notice any time pass
Because we don't notice anything
And we sit side by side in every class
The teacher thinks that I sound funny
But she likes it when you sing
Tonight I'll dream in my bed
While silly thoughts run through my head
Of the bugs and alphabet
And when I wake tomorrow I'll bet
That you and I will walk together again
Because I can tell that we are going to be friends
I can tell that we are going to be friends

The Sharing Song

It's always more fun
To share with everyone
It's always more fun
To share with everyone
If you have two
Give one to your friend
If you have three
Give one to your friend and me
It's always more fun
To share with everyone
It's always more fun
To share with everyone
If you've got one
Here is something you can learn
You can still share
Just by taking turns
If you've got a ball
Bounce it to the gang
If there is a new kid
Invite him out to hang
If you've got one sandwich
Cut that thing in half
If you know a secret joke
Tell it and share a laugh
If you've got two drumsticks
Give one to your friend
Make one beautiful rhythm
Share a beat that never ends
And if you're feeling lonely
Share time with your mom
Share some milk and cookies
And sing the sharing song
It's always more fun
To share with everyone
It's always more fun
To share with everyone

The 3 R'S

Three it's a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number
Because two times three is six
And three times six is eighteen
And the eighteenth letter in the alphabet is R
We've got three R's we're going to talk about today
We've got to learn to
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
If you're going to the market to buy some juice
You've got to bring your own bags and you learn to reduce your waste
And if your brother or your sister's got some cool clothes
You could try them on before you buy some more of those
Reuse, we've got to learn to reuse
And if the first two R's don't work out
And if you've got to make some trash
Don't throw it out
Recycle, we've got to learn to recycle,
We've got to learn to
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Because three it's a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number
Three, Three, Three
Three, Six, Nine, Twelve, Fifteen, Eighteen,
Twenty-one, Twenty-four, Twenty-seven, Thirty,
Thirty-three, Thirty-six, Thirty-three, Thirty, Twenty-seven,
Twenty-four, Twenty-one, Eighteen, Fifteen, Twelve, Nine, Six and
Three, it's a magic number

Lullaby

(feat. Matt Costa)

When you're so lonely lying in bed
Night's closed it's eyes but you can't rest your head
Everyone's sleeping all through the house
You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Sing this lullaby to yourself
And if you are waiting, waiting for me
Know I'll be home soon darling I guarantee
I'll be home Sunday just in one week
Dry up your tears if you start to weep
And sing this lullaby to yourself
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Lullaby, I'm not nearby
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Don't you cry, no don't you cry
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Cause when I arrive dear it won't be that long
No it won't seem like anytime that I've been gone
It ain't the first time it won't be the last
Won't you remember these words to help the time pass?
So when you're so lonely lying in bed
Night's closed it's eyes but you can't rest your head
Everyone's sleeping all through the house
You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Sing this lullaby, sing this lullaby
Sing this lullaby to yourself

With My Own Two Hands

(feat. Ben Harper)

I can change the world
With my own two hands
Make it a better place
With my own two hands
Make it a kinder place
With my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands
I can make peace on earth
With my own two hands
I can clean up the earth
With my own two hands
I can reach out to you
With my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands
I'm going to make it a brighter place
With my own two hands
I'm going to make it a safer place
With my own two hands
I'm going to help the human race
With my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands
I can hold you
With my own two hands
I can comfort you
With my own two hands
But you've got to use
Use your own two hands
Use your own
Use your own two hands
With our own
With our own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands

Questions

Questions, I've got some questions
I want to know you
But what if I could ask you only one thing
Only this one time, what would you tell me?
Well maybe you could give me a suggestion
So I could know you, what would you tell me?
Maybe you could tell me what to ask you
Because then I'd know you, what would you tell me
Please tell me that there's time
To make this work for all intents and purposes
And what are your intentions, will you try?
Impressions, you've made impressions
They're going nowhere
They're just going to wait here if you let them
Please don't let them
I want to know you
And if they're going to haunt me
Please collect them
Please just collect them
And now I'm begging
I'm begging you to ask me just one question
One simple question
Because then you'd know me
I'll tell you that there's time
To make this work for all intents and purposes
At least for my own
What is a heart worth if it's just left all alone?
Leave it long enough and watch it turn into stone
Why must we always be untrue?

Supposed to Be

Maybe it's up with the stars
Maybe it's under the sea
Maybe it's not very far
Maybe this is how it's supposed to be
This is how it's supposed to be

Maybe it's trapped in a jar
Something we've already seen
Maybe it's nowhere at all
Maybe this is how it's supposed to be
This is how it's supposed to be

Looking forward as we rewind
Looking back is a trap sometimes
Being here is so easy to do

If you want to x15


Sleep Through The Static

All at once

All at once
The world can overwhelm me
Thereís almost nothing that you could tell me
That could ease my mind

Which way will you run
When itís always all around you
And the feeling lost and found you again
A feeling that we have no control

Around the sun
Some say itís going to be the new hell
Some say itís still too early to tell
Some say it really ainít no myth at all

We keep asking ourselves
Are we really strong enough
Thereíre so many things
That we got too proud of
We're too proud of
We're too proud of

I want to take the preconceived
Out from underneath your feet
We could shake it off
And instead weíll plant some seeds

Weíll watch them as they grow
And with each new beat
From your heart the roots grow deeper
The branches, well they reach for what

Nobody really knows
But underneath it all there's this heart all alone

What about when itís gone
It really wonít be so long
Sometimes it feels like a heart
Is no place to be singing from at all

Thereís a world weíve never seen
Thereís still hope between the dreams
The weight of it all could blow away with a breeze
But if youíre waiting on the wind
Donít forget to breathe
Because as the darkness gets deeper
Weíre sinking so we reach for love

At least something we can hold
But Iíll reach to you
From where time just canít go
What about when itís gone
It really wonít be so long
Sometimes it feels like a heart
Is no place to be singing from at all

Sleep through the static

Trouble travels fast
When youíre specially designed for crash testing
Or wearing wool sunglasses in the afternoon
Come on and tell us what youíre trying to prove

Because itís a battle when you dabble in war
You store it up, unleash it, then you piece it together
Whether the storm drain running rampant just stamp it
And send it to somebody whoís pretending to care

Just cash in your blanks for little toy tanks
Learn how to use them, then abuse them and choose them
Over conversations relationships are overrated
ďI hated everyoneĒ said the sun

And so I will cook all your books
Youíre too good looking and mistooken
You could watch it instead
From the comfort of your burning beds
Or you can sleep through the static

Who needs sleep when weíve got love
Who needs keys when weíve got clubs
Who needs please when weíve got guns
Who needs peace when weíve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone

Stuck between channels my thoughts all quit
I thought about them too much, allowed them to touch
The feelings that rained down on the plains all dried and cracked
Waiting for things that never came

Shock and awful thing to make somebody think
That they have to choose pushing for peace supporting the troops
And either youíre weak or youíll use brut force-feed the truth
The truth is we say not as we do

We say anytime, anywhere, just show your teeth and strike the fear
Of god wears camouflage, cries at night and drives a dodge
Pick up the beat and stop hogging the feast
Thatís no way to treat an enemy

Well mighty mighty appetite
we just eat Ďem up and keep on driving
Freedom can be freezing take a picture from the pretty side
Mind your manners wave your banners
What a wonderful world that this angle can see

But who needs to see what weíve done
Who needs please when weíve got guns
Who needs keys when weíve got clubs
Who needs peace when weíve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone
Beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone
Beyond where we should have gone

Hope

Your shadow walks faster than you
You donít really know what to do
Do you think that youíre not alone?
You really think that youíre immune to it
Itís going to get the best of you
Itís going to lift you up then let you down

It will defeat you
Then teach you to get back up
After it takes away
All that you learned to love

Your reflection is a blur
Out of focus but in confusion
The frames the sun did burn
At the end of a roll of delusions
A ghost waiting its turn
And now I can see right through it
Itís a warning that nobody heard

It will teach you
To love what youíre afraid of
After it takes away
All that youíve learned to love

But you donít
Always
Have to hold your head
Higher than your heart

You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better be hoping youíre not so
Hope youíre not alone
Hmm hmm hmm

Your echo comes back out of tune
Now you canít quite get used to it
Reverb is just the room
The problem is that thereís no truth to it
Itís fading away too soon
Your shadow is on the move
And maybe you should be moving too

Before it takes away
All that youíve learned to love
It will defeat you
Then teach you to get back up

Because you donít
Always
Have to hold your head
Higher than your heart

You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better be hoping youíre alone

You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not alone
You better hope youíre not so

Hope youíre not alone
Better hope
Better hope youíre not alone
Hope

Angel

Iíve got an angel
She doesnít wear any wings
She wears a heart that could melt my own
She wears a smile that could make me want to sing

She gives me presents
With her presence alone
She gives me everything I could wish for
She gives me kisses on the lips just for coming home

She can make angels
Iíve seen it with my own eyes
Youíve got to be careful when youíve got good love
'Cause them angels will just keep on multiplying

But so busy changing the world
Just one smile and you could change all of mine
We share the same soul
Oh, oh, oh, oh
We share the same soul
Oh, oh, oh, oh
We share the same soul
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm

The enemy

After we spoke I had a dream that I broke
The teeth from a mouth of a snake
Then I choked on the teeth they were mine all along

I picked up the pieces when I woke up
I put them in a boat made of things that I donít want to see

I blew on the sail watched it drift out to sea
The further it drifted the closer it came to me I canít explain

So I took it apart built a billion boxes
There was only one key

You might think Iím your enemy
But that donít make you mine
And all I have now is empathy
I wish that youíd stop trying
Oh, please stop lying
Stop la la la la la la la
La la la la la

I put hatred in a box then I locked it
The strongest one I made
I buried it all grew a tree without thorns
And sat beneath itís shade

You might think Iím your enemy
But that donít make you mine
And all I have now is empathy
I wish that youíd stop trying
Oh please stop lying
Please stop la la la la la la
La la la la laÖ
La la la la laÖ

If I had eyes

If I had eyes in the back of my head
I would have told you that you looked good as I walked away
And if you could have tried to trust the hand that fed
You would have never been hungry but youíd never really be
More of this or less of this or is there any difference
Or are we just holding on to things that we donít have anymore

Sometimes time doesnít heal
No not at all
It just stands still
While we fall
In or out of love
Again I doubt
Iím going to win you back
When youíve got eyes like that
That wonít let me in
Always looking out

A lot of people spend their time just floating
We were victims together but lonely
Youíve got hungry eyes that just canít look forward
Canít give them enough but we just canít start over
Building with bent nails weíre falling but holding
I donít want to take up anymore of your time
Time time time

Sometimes time doesnít heal
No not at all
It just stands still
While we fall
In or out of love
Again I doubt
Iím going to win you back
When youíve got eyes like that
That wonít let me in
Always looking out
Always looking

Same girl

If you could read my mind
Youíd say ďBaby you were right
And I donít want to fight anymoreĒ
Youíre usually righter than I am
And Iím not a very good fighter
Am I? No, neither are you
So letís be through with this one
Because some things never change

I know youíre still my same girl
Who builds her own frames
For the pictures that she paints
Of the lights in Monterey
Coming across the bay
Right back to my same girl

How can you be so calm
When the truth is that sometimes
We live in the eye of the storm
With everything going on around us
I feel comfort in the sounds when you say
It will be okay
Like a star guiding me
To the light of the day
The doldrums could follow me

But not with my same girl
Who builds her own frames
For the pictures that she paints
Of the lights in Monterey
Coming across the bay
Right back to my same girl

What you thought you need

Well I canít give you everything you want
But I could give you what you thought you need
A map to keep beneath your seat
Youíll read to me in time Iíll get you there
But fold it up so we donít find
Our way back soon nobody knows weíre here

We can park the van and walk to town
Find the cheapest bottle of wine that we could find
And talk about the road behind
How getting lost is not a waste of time
Le Bois dí amour will take us home
In the moment we will sing as the forest sleeps

Itís all for the sake of arriving with you
Well itís all for the sake of arriving with you

Well I will make the table into a bed
The candle is burning down itís time to rest
I canít take back things already gone
But I could give you promises for keeps
And I would only take them back
If they become your own and you give them to me

And itís all for the sake of arriving with you
Well itís all for the sake of arriving with you

We could make this into anything
We could make this into more than words we speak
This could make us into anything
It could make us grow and become what weíll be

How can we really know
It's just like it feels
It's just like it feels

How can we really know
It's just like it feels
It's just like it feels

It's just like it feels
How does it feel

It's just like it feels
It's just like it feels
How does it feel
It's just like it feels
How does it feel

Adrift

Your voice is adrift I canít expect it
To sing to me
As if I was the only one

Iíll follow you
A leaf thatís following the sun
When will my weight be too much for you
When will these ideas really be my own
This moment keeps on moving
We were never meant to hold on

Well this was a scene worth waking up for
When I woke up
You planted me in my own pot
I donít know why
But somehow it just feels so wrong
When you set I will be lonely
But when you rise again Iíll have become the sun
And I will shine down upon you
As if you were the only one

Your voice is your own I canít protect it
Youíll have to sing
A verse no one has ever known

Donít be afraid
Because no one ever sings alone
Your weight will never be too much for me
Your ideas have always been your own
And this moment keeps on moving
We were never meant to hold on

Go on

In my rear view
I watch you
Watching the twilight
Behind the telephone lines
With nothing to prove
Or to assume
Just thinking that your thoughts
Are different than mine

In my rear view
I watch you
And I gave you your life
But you give me mine
I see you slowly swim away
As the light is leaving town
To a place that I canít be
But thereís no apologies

Just go on
Just go on
Thereís still so many things
I want to say to you
But go on
Just go on
Weíre bound by blood thatís moving
From the moment that we start
From the moment that we start

I see your perfect little eyes 
Watch the shadows of the clouds
On the surface of the ocean
Out the window of the plane
I get nervous when I fly
Iím used to walking with my feet
Turbulence is like a sigh
That I canít help but over think

What is the purpose of my life
If it doesnít have to do
With learning to let it go
Live vicariously through you
You could do the same
Itís the least you could do
Because itís a lonely little chain
If you donít add to it

So go on
Just go on
Thereís still so many things
I want to say to you
But go on
Just go on
Weíre bound by blood and love
From the moment that we start

Just go on
Just go on
Thereís still so many things
I want to say to you
Just go on
Just go on
Weíre bound by blood thatís moving
From the moment that we start
From the moment that we start

They do, they don't

Tied down against the tracks
Screaming in silent black and white
Whyíd you trust us we are such villains
We would tell ourselves anything we want to hear if we are willing
To listen is to learn
Then too much is what we deserve

And how come when we say that we do
We donít
Pray to anybody you want
We wonít

But if weíre the ones to blame then the fruit
Shouldnít taste so good we were used
Used to thinking we got nothing to lose
Weíre losing everything but the truth
Is walking straight into a roadblock ending left here bending
Your point of view was chosen by the serpentís ruse

With all itís doís and doníts
The future is an empty promise unconcerned and so tired of waiting
We could sell it wooden horses full of nightmares and when they open
This all might recompose
Thereís no going back to the good old days itís just a phase bring in some new life
Archaism is a dusty road leading us back to nowhere

But if weíre the ones to blame then the fruit
Shouldnít taste so good we were used
Used to thinking we got nothing to lose
Weíre losing everything but the truth
Is walking straight into a roadblock ending left here bending
Your point of view was chosen by the serpentís ruse

How come when we say we do
We donít
How come when we say we will
We wonít

While we wait

It feels right
It feels wrong
Feels like when you have it
Then itís gone

I want more
More and more
And if you steal the fire
Give me some

Cause the sun
Dissipates
While it waits
For a friend
To arrive
From the past
While it pulls us around and around
While we wait

Monsoon

I feel sorrow for the fear
And everything it brings
And wonder if it will ever sleep

I know you understand
Because you briefly look away
Focusing on nothing so now everything is clear

Because thereís no one to blame
Youíve got no place to hide
Itís only in your mind

And I saw you
In amazement stumbling through the day
You told me time never waits
What is that supposed to mean

All of life
Is in one drop of the ocean waiting to go home
Just waiting to go home
And if the moon
Can turn the tides it can pull the tears
And take them from our eyes
Make them into monsoons
Turn them into monsoon-er or later
Theyíll weep their way back to the sea
Going to finally be free
Free for a while
Until they break
Like waves of sorrow always do
All in due time
Because time never waits

Daddy donít daydream again
Just help me to believe and then
Show me that thereís more than the meantime

Sonny do you hear the sound
You will feel it when it breaks
You will know it when itís gone
How else can I explain

Because itís only the pain
Coming straight through
Coming to remind

Cross cut to you
In amazement stumbling through the day
You tell me time never waits
Thatís okay because I donít wait for time

When all of life
Is in one drop of the ocean
Waiting to go home
Just waiting to go home
And if the moon
Can turn the tides it can pull the tears
And take them from our eyes
Turn them into monsoons
Make them into monsoon-er or later
Theyíll weep their way back to the sea
Going to finally be free
Free for a while
Until they break
Like waves of sorrow always break
All in due time
Because time never waits

Losing keys

Donít worry
Everybody in the room notices you
Sit back and relax the night is early
Youíre about to overdo it
So come and tell me something that youíve already told me
Because everybodyís heard all of your stories
I hope that some of them are true

Iíve been losing lots of keys lately
I donít know what that means but maybe
Iíd be better off with things that canít be locked at all

Iíve been feeling kind of seasick lately
See you reaching to me going to save me
If itís you or me I would much rather take the fall

The world has its ways
To quiet us down
The world has its ways
To quiet us down
Down comes the rain
Down come our spirits again
But down comes the strength
To lift us up and then

Been going
Upwind now
For too long
Forget how
To let go
Seems too hard
Too late now
To turn around

The world has its ways
To quiet us down
The world has its ways
To quiet us down
Down comes the rain
Down go our spirits again
But down comes the strength
To lift us up and then


To The Sea

You and Your Heart

Iíll watch you when you say
What you are and when you blame
Everyone, you broken king

Iíll watch you change the frame
Iíll watch you when you take your aim
At the sum of everything

But you and your heart
Shouldnít feel so far apart
You canít choose what you take
Why you gotta break and make it feel so hard

You lay there in the street like broken glass
Reflecting pieces of the sun
Youíre not the flame

You cut the people passing by
Because you know what you donít like
Itís just so easy, itís just so easy

But you and your heart
Shouldnít feel so far apart
You canít choose what you take
Why you gotta break and make it feel so hard

Oh and you and your heart
Shouldnít feel so far apart
You canít choose what you take
Why you gotta break and make it feel so hard

You draw so many lines in the sand
Lost the fingernails on your hands
How you gonna scratch any backs
Better hope the tide will take our lines away
Take all our lines and
Hope the tide will take our lines a
Hope the tide will take our lines away
Take all our lines away

To The Sea

Bring on your hunters
Let them bring their dogs
Itís me that you wanted
Iíve been right here all along
Right here all along

You better bring your buckets
Weíve got dreams to drain
Iíll be at the bottom
Iíve been right here waiting so long
Just waiting so long

Dreams to drain
Put them in a cage
Unlock the pain
Iíll be here waiting

You fell asleep with the key
All your walls
Mean nothing to me
I know youíll come back
To set us free

Run my dear son
Until we get to the trees
Then keep on going all the way
Weíve got to get right down to the sea
Weíve got to get to the sea
My dear son
Weíve got to get to the sea

But donít you touch the water
Donít you barely breathe
And if you see yourself looking back at you
Youíre going to have to leave
Youíre going to have to leave
I donít want you to go
But youíve got to leave

Dreams to drain
Put them in a cage
Unlock the pain
And Iíll be here waiting

You fell asleep with the key
All your walls
Mean nothing to me
I know youíll come back
Youíre going to set us free

I donít want you to go
But youíve got to leave
You can always come to me
Iíll give you what you need
Run my dear son
Weíve got to get to the sea

No Good With Faces

No good with faces
And Iím bad with names
Gave me directions
But itís all the same
Iím lost
Iím too tired to try

Street lamps are broken
Black the way I came
Who broke the moonlight
Watch it wax and wane
Iím lost
Iím too tired to try

Letís not get ahead of ourselves now
Thereís no need for rain itís our own parade
Letís not be afraid of our reflections
Itís not only you youíre looking at now

Road signs were stolen
Left here holding this flame
Who stole my patience
Who stole my way
Iím lost
Iím too tired to try

Letís not get ahead of ourselves now
Thereís no need for rain itís our own parade
Letís not be afraid of our reflections
Itís not only you youíre looking at now

Letís not get ahead of ourselves now
Thereís no need for rain itís our own parade
Letís not be afraid of our reflections
Itís not only you youíre looking at now
Who you looking at now
Who you looking at now

No good with faces
And Iím bad with names
Gave me directions
But itís all the same
Iím lost
Iím too tired to try

At Or With Me

Are they laughing at or with me
Ah baby those are such great shoes
And I think that Iím so happy now
And I think this is a better you

Are they laughing at or with me
Why canít we just say what we mean

People are just trying to fit in
But is there something telling you
You canít trust anyone in this town
Ah baby those are such great shoes

Are they laughing at or with me
Why canít we just say what we mean

Donít put your money where your mouth is baby
We donít want to see you choke
Nobodyís joking around here anymore
Nobodyís broken any high scores
No dancing shoes have touched these dusty floors
For such a long long time
For such a long long time
For such a long time

Are they laughing at or with me
Why canít we just say what we mean

When I Look Up

When I look up at the stars
As I walk in the night
Down the street by my house
It feels good

When I look up at the stars
As I walk in the night
Down the street by my house
It feels good

The light from the moon
Is afraid of the ground
So it falls behind spaces
And hides behind clouds

When I look up at the clouds
As they move through the night
With the wind
As I walk down the street

The light from the moon
Is afraid of the ground
So I step on the shadows
Of my own feet

From The Clouds

Oh, youíre such a pretty thing
Iíll take you and Iíll make you all mine
I would steal you from this patient world
Let it chase us, it could never take you back

We could watch it from the clouds
We canít stop it anyhow
Itís not ours

We could watch it from the clouds
We canít stop it anyhow
Itís not ours
Itís not ours

I know you know me well enough
To know Iím lucky to have you

But oh itís just the little things
The words that I should tell you all the time
Like youíre so sweet to me
When you beat me in double solitaire
Youíre so sweet to me
In a world thatís not always fair

We could watch it from the clouds
We canít stop it anyhow
Itís not ours

We could watch it from the clouds
We canít stop it anyhow
Itís not ours

The more love that you feel
The more your little heart will ache
Love is the only thing that carries on
Itís the only thing this world canít take
This love is ours
This love is ours

Oh youíre such a pretty thing
Iíll take you and Iíll make you all mine

My Little Girl

Hey little girl
You might not know this song
This is not the kind of song
That you can sing along to
Hey little girl
Maybe some day
At least thatís what all the good people will say

Hey little girl
Look what youíve done
Youíve gone and stole my heart
And made it your own
Youíve gone and stole my heart
And made it your own

Hey little girl
Look what youíve done
Youíve gone and stole my heart
And made it your own

Hey little girl
Black and white and right and wrong
Only live inside a song
That I will sing to you
You donít ever have to feel lonely
You will never lose any tears
You donít have to feel any sadness
When you look back on the years

How can I look you in the eyes
And tell you such big lies
The best I can do is try to show you
How to love with no fear
My little girl
Youíve gone and stole my heart
And made it your
Youíve stole my heart
And made it your

Turn Your Love

I donít want you to go
I donít want you to go

But itís time to turn your love
Give it back
And itís time to turn your love
Give it back
Give it back

I donít want you to know
Letís not go to sleep tonight
Itís not that it goes too fast
Itís just that it goes at all

Then itís time to turn your love
Give it back
And itís time to turn your love
Give it back
And itís time to turn your love
Give it back
Give it back
Give it back
Give it back

Give it back
Give it back
Give it back

Why should I be sad
When Iím just you
Why should I be sad
Baby Iím with you

Why should I be sad
When Iím just you
Why should I be sad
Baby Iím with, baby Iím with you
Baby Iím with you

And itís time to turn your love
Give it back
And itís time to turn your love
Give it back
And itís time to turn your love
Give it back
Give it back
Give it back
Give it backÖ

The Upsetter

Some will say
This place is wrong
These hands are fast
This face is long

Stop upsetting yourself
Upsetting your thoughts
Upsetting this world
That youíre standing on

These plans are torn
These feet are cold
This shield is worn
This peace was stolen

Stop upsetting yourself
Upsetting your thoughts
Upsetting this world
That youíre standing on

These problems they breathe
Their fire is real
The coins that they keep
You cannot steal
Even when youíre asleep
Theyíll be here still
Just breathing out or in

Some will say this place is gone
These roads are steep and much too long
These plans are cheap my feet are cold
Cut the knot these coins are golden
Some will say this place is gone
These roads are steep and much too long
These plans are cheap my feet are cold
Just cut the knot these coins are golden

Stop upsetting yourself
Upsetting your thoughts
Upsetting this world
That youíre standing on

These problems they breathe
Their fire is real
And the coins that they keep
You cannot steal
Even when youíre asleep
Theyíll be here still
Just breathing out or in

Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology

Everybody is made of clay
Thatís what they used to say
Until the truth stepped on us all
Now everything that was big is small
Weíre just little crying robots
Program me, I wanna win the race
I wanna find the place
Where the king locked up the princess
Jump the fence
And drink a little bit of

Red wine, mistakes, apologies
And it's all just
Red wine, headaches, mythology

Red wine, mistakes, apologies
And it's all just
Red wine, headaches, mythology

Now whoís the king of the sky
Jupiter says oh me oh my oh why
Is the game always changing?
Iíve been through some strangeness
Whatís the matter is the feast not fat enough
Up the ladder with your feet
Reaching with your hands
You can feel it and dream it
I know you want to believe it
Just steal it
Take a piece of the sun
And drink some

Red wine, mistakes, apologies
And it's all just
Red wine, headaches, mythology

And it's all just
Red wine, mistakes, apologies
Red wine, headaches, mythology

Everybodyís in the play
At least thatís what the script told me to say
It said, shadows cut across the heroís face
He falls from grace until a little bird sang
That the truth is never ending
Weíre just here pretending
Letís all laugh so that we donít cry
Letís all lift our glasses up to the sky for some

Red wine, mistakes, apologies
And it's all just
Red wine, headaches, mythology

Red wine, mistakes, apologies
And it's all just
Red wine, headaches, mythology

Pictures Of People Taking Pictures

Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking pictures

Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking pictures

I pictured us at the end of time
Just holding up a camera to our eyes
I took a picture of you took a picture of me
In the background of the picture was water running to the sea

So I pictured us standing there
Just, just staying away from time
Just watching it like a river
As it slowly washes by
Washes by

And now
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking pictures

Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking pictures

The feed back loop is closing in so tight
Surrounding ourselves with satellites

But I picture us standing there
Just staying away from time
Just watching it like a river
As it slowly washes by
Washes by

And now
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking pictures

Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking
Pictures of people taking pictures

I pictured us at the end of time
Taking pictures of nothing

Anything But The Truth

If they tell me that the bees donít make honey anymore
Then what am I supposed to tell you
And if they tell me that the ocean is tired of its shores
Then tell me what am I supposed to tell you

When I canít tell you anything
But the truth
I canít tell you anything
But the truth

What happens to an eagleís nest in a storm
How does the mama keep the baby warm
The wind is telling us that its time
And what if weíre not ready to fly

When I canít tell you anything
But the truth
I canít tell you anything
But the truth

Tree tops they touch the ground
In the morning walk with no sound
Hear no birds, hear no planes
Through the mud, feel the clay
Build it up, make it sing
Make it strong, give it wings

But I canít tell you anything
But the truth
And I canít tell you anything
But the truth

What is this place
Who am I
Why did we come here

What is this place
Who am I
Why did we come here

I donít know, I donít know
But I donít know that weíre meant to know
And I donít know, I donít know
But I donít know that weíre meant to know

Only The Ocean

After all of this time
After all of these seasons
After your one decision
To go to the water for reason
Itís only the ocean and you

And all of these lines
Will all be erased soon
They go out with the tide
Then come back with the waves so
Itís only the ocean and you

You donít want
You donít wait
You donít love
But you donít hate
You just roll over me
And you pull me in

When this work is done
And this coat is dry
When this world is too much
It will be
Only the ocean and me
When these sails go up
Mountains fade away
Stars come out
Iím finally free
Now itís only the ocean and me

You donít want, you donít wait
You donít love but you donít hate
You just roll over me
And you pull me in

You donít want, you donít wait
You donít love but you donít hate
You just roll over me
And you pull me in


From Here to Now to You

I Got You

Back when all my little goals seemed so important
Every pot of gold filling full of distortion
Heaven was a place still in space
Not in motion, but soon

I got you
I got everything, Iíve got you
I don't need nothing more than you
I got everything, Iíve got you

We went walking through the hills trying to pretend that we both know
Maybe if we save up, we could build a little home
But then the hail storm came, it yelled "you need to let go
You've got no control", no
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I got you
I got everything, Iíve got you
I don't need nothing more than you
I got everything, Iíve got you

This weightís too much alone
Some days I can't hold it at all
If you take it on for me
When tomorrow is too much
I'll carry it all, I got you

And when tomorrow is too much
I'll carry it all, I got you

I got you
I got everything, Iíve got you
I don't need nothing more than you
I got everything, Iíve got you

Washing Dishes

In the morning when the world came awake
Before you knew me I knew your name
It was painted across the day as it breaks
An impression in your window frame

When you saw me out your window, singing from the garden
Only the beginning, Iím only getting started
I don't mind the digging, baby, I'll work harder
I've been washing dishes, singing from the bottom
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But one day I'll be running this place
And one day I could take you away
But I want you to wonder whatís my name
'Cause I need you to want me the same

'Cause when you saw me washing dishes, singing from the bottom
Only the beginning, Iím only getting started
I don't mind the digging, baby, I'll work harder
I've been in the ashes, singing from the garden

Where everything reaches for the sun
Still unsure of what weíll become
But I need you to reach out to me
See in me more than I could see

'Cause Iím afraid that one day is only two words we say
I donít want to let them get in the way
Of all the plans that we should be making right now
Right now

'Cause who took the time and where did they take it
I want to take it back, I don't want to let them break it
All these plans that we should be making right now
Right now

You see now one day I'll be running this place
And one day I could take you away
But I want you to wonder what's my name
'Cause I need you to want me the same

When you saw me out your window, Singing from the bottom
Only the beginning, I'm only getting started
I don't mind the digging, baby, I'll work harder
Iíve been washing dishes, singing from the bottom

But one day is only two words we say
I donít want to let them get in the way
Of all these plans that we should be making right now
Right now

But who took the time and where did they take it
I want to take it back, I don't want to let them break it
All these plans that we should be making right now

Shot Reverse Shot

Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got
Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got

Drop the anchor make it stop
Edible digital clocks
Infinity figure eight
Figure out what you're not

Junk-aní a po, cut your loss
Come to cut your corners off
You're the rock and I'm the paper
You're the scissors, I'm the rock

Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got
Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Feel this storm go through my sail
Follow someone elseís trail
Camera A, Camera B
In your home, on your TV

Hook me up, look in my eyes
Dilate, do I surprise you
You watch me blush, blink, sink
Trust in me so you donít have to think

Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got
Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got

Can you even feel whatís real
With such a shallow depth of field

Kill the engine, stop the car
Cut the lights and there you are
Stars so small
Youíre the king of them all

Stand tall, rack focus
Now you crawl back broken
Now the stars so vast
Heat, wind, storm, break my mast

Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got
Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got

Feel this storm go through my sail
Follow someone elseís trail
Can you even feel whatís real
With such a shallow depth of field

Shot reverse shot

Drop the anchor, make it stop
Make the moment, kill the clock
Infinity figure eight
Figure out what you're not

Junk aní a po, cut your loss
Come to cut your corners off
You're the rock and I'm the paper
You're the scissors, I'm the rock

Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got
Shot reverse shot
Look what the other got

Never Fade

It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you
It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you

When I first saw
You come across the room
And then you saw me
Did not know what to do

I tried to play it cool
And attach no strings
But by the end of the day
I needed the whole thing
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you
It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you

You see I knew right then
That this could last so long
I went home that night
I wrote my first love song

And as the days went by
I knew I had it made
Well, you could try to pretend
Your smile gave it away

It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you
It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you

And now here we are
How could we ever know
I knew I loved you then
And I've watched you grow

And so it came to be
That I raised you and you raised me
We're lucky that way
'Cause our love can never fade

No, our love can never fade, yeah
Our love will never fade, yeah
Our love can never fade, yeah

It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you
Can never fade

It feels good to be the one that you want
When all I want is you
Can bever fade

When all I want is you
Never fade
All I want is you
Can never fade
When all I want is you

Tape Deck

From my tape deck there's a recklessness
Inflections of the world we want
All my friends, my rusty truck
Weíre just specs of love, directionless
Weíll call this band just what we want
We can change the name from month to month
Four guitars and zero drums
We sounded folk but we wanted to be punk
In a world post punk
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
My friend had an old guitar
He took some lessons, didn't get very far
An Ibanez with one knob stuck
Said you can have that thing for fifty bucks
Loren got a bass but he got no amp
We borrowed Skill's, we never gave it back
Luke was just learning how to strum
But since he was the worst
We made him play the drums, play the drums

You may find in the palm
Of your hand thereís a flame
As it burns, as it climbs
As it turns to a blaze

Well this flame, it wonít last
Here it comes, hold it close
'Cause this blaze can be fast
Set it free now there it goes

Luke's mom said that after school
We could rehearse in the living room
But that sure didn't last too long
Guess she didn't know we played Fugazi songs
Play these songs in the talent show
And all of the girls will be in the front row
But in the end we just chickened out
'Cause we can't sing, we can only shout
Only shhhh

You may find in the palm
Of your hand thereís a flame
As it burns, as it climbs
As it turns to a blaze

Well this flame, it wonít last
Here it comes, hold it close
Well this blaze can be fast
Set it free now there it goes

Don't Believe A Thing I Say

Mercuryís in retrograde
Don't believe a thing I say
You know I don't believe that stuff
My mind's only made of dust

The echo always said get real
Mostly I just go by feel
Kick it first if it don't start
Donít need tools I got my heart

Are we free, or afraid
Of what weíre told
Are we out of or under control

When Saturn returns I begin
To trust in patterns more than men
Or the stories that they tell
Even when they tell them well
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
The echo always sounded good
Until I finally understood
I only had to open the door
Now I donít trust the echo anymore

Are we free, or afraid
Of what weíre told
Are we out of or under control

All these planets pulling me around
They pulled my face into a frown
Even though my minds made up
My mind's only made of dust
From stars and clouds and oceans all unseen
From stars and clouds and oceans all unseen

Are we free, or afraid
Of what weíre told
Are we out of or under control

As I Was Saying

As I was saying
Just before you left the room
Before I assumed
That you might not come around

As I was saying
Just after I took my foot from
My mouth and put it back
On the ground

I don't want to disappoint you
I don't want to disappear
From here or now or you

This is worth saving
'Cause the sum of us is more than us
If you add us up
Then subtract my lack of sleep

My mind feels crazy
When all these thoughts come rushing in
Should I be trusting them or only let them be

'Cause I don't want to disappoint you
And I don't want to disappear
From here or now or you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Is it just a matter of time
Does it even matter at all
'Cause even if this story should fall
From the sky to the sea
If I should fall
Would you fall down with me
Would you fall with me

Found my foundation
It was underneath me all along
On this path I'm on
Now I never walk alone

I've been erasing
Rewrote the second half like this
So my protagonist
Might find his way back home

I don't want to disappoint you
And I don't want to disappear
From here or now or you
No, not from here or now or you

You Remind Me Of You

Well, your mama made you pretty and your mama made you sweet
Your daddy gave you daydreams and more cushion in your seat
Your mama gave you those windows to your beautiful soul
Your daddyís got more love for you than you could ever know

You remind me of you
Yes you do now
You remind me of you
Yes you do

Well, your mama made a promise that your daddyís gonna keep
Foreverís how long your mamaís going to love you
Daddy made you messy and your mama made you neat
Foreverís how long your daddyís gonna love you

Mama made a clone
So she wonít be alone
When the boys and me are getting
So out of control
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You remind me of you
Yes you do now
You remind me of you
Yes you do

When you cry, when you cry
Well your mamaís gonna dry your eyes
When you cry, when you cry
Well your mamaís gonna dry your eyes
And your daddyís surely gonna try
But only mamaís gonna dry your eyes
But your daddyís surely gonna try

Radiate

You walk into
The world you make
You loose yourself
But you find your way

Going to watch you radiate
Radiate
Radiate
Radiate

We turn so slow
I know itís hard to wait
Take your time son
Itís yours to take

Going to watch you radiate
Radiate
Radiate
Radiate
nd I hate copy paste for god's sake
These rocks they hold heat
Pools of water cool your feet
As you walk you believe
Every part of the dream

I see you lost
In what you create
All of time
In this one single day
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You take it and you radiate
Radiate
Radiate
Radiate

Follow your hands
As they build, as they shape
As they follow your mind
As it rolls like a wave

Take it and you radiate
Radiate
Gonna watch you radiate
Radiate

These rocks they hold heat
Pools of water cool your feet
As you walk you believe
Every part of the dream

Ones And Zeros

Thereís a black hole pulling me in
I slowly bend
Ďtil I see the back of my own sins
I stole my soul from myself
Now I wonder

I wonder is there somebody with a perfect plan
That goes boom when itís stamped
Then we could understand
How the gods of old used to clap their hands
To make thunder

And so weíre clapping and weíre laughing
Like it was so absurd
In the future weíll be laughing at who we were
Right now as man plays god with the land that he plunders
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
To the one unknown no one can own
No seed thatís resistant to greed
If we listen to time after time
Time can never go under

Thereís this vine trying to climb
Through the window into my life
I donít mind, I donít mind, I donít mind

Thereís this wine trying to find
Its way from the bottle into my mind
In my mind, in my mind, in my mind

And so this vine is trying to climb
Through the window into my life
To bring me symmetry and memories of a backlit breeze
Back into a dream on the ground
Looking up at the sun coming down

Into a world where boys and girls
Are holding hand held devices
While theyíre eating and theyíre sleeping
And theyíre dreaming of the prices
Weíll be paying down the line
When the ice melts maybe it will turn to wine

And all the greatest of the heroes
Started jumping from the books
They started wearing ones and zeros
Looking more and more like crooks
They stole the sunlight from the future
Took a sip, drank half the glass then put it back

And a lot of people like to have a feast
Not so many can stomach the killing
A lot of traffic on the streets
So whoís really doing all the drilling
Keep on filling what can never be full
My imaginationís got a hole in it

Thereís this vine trying to climb
Through the window into my life
I donít mind, I donít mind, I donít mind

Thereís this wine trying to find
Its way from the bottle into my mind
In my mind, in my mind, in my mind

Change

Just when you were getting used to this place
You were getting used to these bones
You were getting used to the changes
Well the change wonít leave you alone

You finally caught up with the pace
The tough just might have got going
You thought you could trust all the faces
Well theyíre only on one side of the coin
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
All these changes
Different stages
Turning page after page after page
It gets stranger day by day

Set your eyes straight up ahead
Donít look down when you cross
And pay no mind to time itís a punch line
The joke is on all of us

All these changes
Different stages
Turning page after page after page
It gets stranger day by day

Home

I've got to get home
There's a garden to tend
All the fruitís on the ground
The birds have all moved back into my attic
Whistle then static
The young learn to fly
I will patch up the holes once again

Well I can't believe that my lime tree is dead
I thought it was sleeping
I guess it got fed up with not being fed
I would be too, I keep food in my belly
And hope that my time isn't soon, isn't soon
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
So I try to understand
What I can't hold in my hand
And whatever I find
Iíll find my way back to you

And if you could try to find it too
'Cause this place is overgrown
Itís a waxing moon
Home is wherever we are
If there's love here too

In the back of my house
Thereís a trail that won't end
We went walking so far
It grew back in
And now there's no trail at all
Only grass growing taller
Get out my machete
And battle with time once again

But I'm bound to lose
'Cause I'll be damned if time don't win

I got to get home
There's a garden to tend
All the seeds from the fruit
Buried and begin
Their own family trees
Teach them thank you and please
Spread their own roots
Then watch the young fruit grow again

This old trail
Will lead me right back to where it begins

So I try to understand
What I can't hold in my hand
And whatever I find
Iíll find my way back to you
And if you could try to find it too
'Cause this place is overgrown
Itís a waxing moon

Home is wherever we are
If there's love here too
Yes home is wherever we are
If there's love here too
Well home is wherever we are
If there's love here too

Non Albums Tracks

Alien Casinos

The horizon has been defeated
By the pirates of the new age
Alien casinos
Well maybe it's just time to say
Things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The troubles just seem to stay

Future complication
In the strings between the cans
But no prints can come from fingers
If machines become our hands
And then our feet become the wheels
And then the wheels become the cars
And then the rigs begin to drill
Until the drilling goes too far

Things can go bad
And make you wanna run away
But as we grow older
The horizon begins to fade away
Fade, fade, fade

Thingamajigs are puzzled
Anger don't you step to close
Because people are lonely and only
Animals with fancy shoes
Well hallelujah zigzag nothing
Misery is on the loose
Because people are lonely and only
Animals with too many tools
That can build all the junk that we sell
Sometimes it makes you want to yell

Things can go bad
And make you wanna run away
But as we grow older
The horizon begins to fade away
Fade, fade, fade

Frankie and Albert

Frankie and albert were sweet hearts
Lord how they could love
Their bound to love another
Baby underneath the stars above
It was her man, he was doing her wrong

Well, frankie went down to the bar room
To fetch herself a bucket of beer
The bartender said ms. Frankie, you;re lovin man was here
It was your man, he was doing you wrong

The bartender said ms frankie, girl i can't tell you no lies
Your husband left about an hour ago with that hussie nelly bly
It was your'e man,
Well, he was doing your wrong

Well, frankie she cried and cried and cried
Lord what have i done
I done give enough lovin to my man
It was my man, and he was doing me wrong

Well, i saw frankie, comming
Said lordy don't you shoot
But from out of that red camero, a rooty shoot shoot
She shot that man, cause he was doing her wrong

A boo hoo , boo hoo , a boo hoo, boo hoo
Baby what have i done
I done shot the only man i loved with a gold 41
I shot my man, cause he was doing me wrong

Frankie and albert were sweet hearts
Lord how they could love
Their bound to love another
Baby underneath the stars above
It was her man, he was doing her wrong

Girl I Wanna Lay You Down

(Alo)

This is a special song this one,
Zach wrote this one its called Girl I Wanna Lay You Down

I come over early in the morning
Iím like a heat wave, without warning
And when I touch you my heart begins to flutter
Cos you're smooth and creamy like peanut butter

Girl I wanna lay you down
(I said) girl I wanna lay you down

Take it away Zach

I'm gonna flood you, like a love river
Awe baby the post man, is about to deliver
Cook you up some dinner, a little pasta
Listen to some music, a little rasta

I said girl I wanna lay you down, oooohhh
I said girl I wanna lay you down, everybody sing it

Turn off the lights, bring in the candles
wrap your arms around my love handles...
They say that passion may not endure
But this feeling that I have for you is burning up my world

Aweee, I said girl I wanna lay you down
(I said) girl I wanna lay you down
Girl I wanna lay you down
Girl I wanna lay you down
Girl I wanna lay you down
Girl I wanna lay you down
Girl I wanna lay you down

Imagine

( John Lennon / Instant Karma The Campaign To Save Darfur CD )

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
And above us is only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
No religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life for peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

And you may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Just Can't Go To Sleep

Don't you know,
I just can't go to sleep.
Oh mama don't you know,
I just can't go to sleep.
You told me go to bed hours ago but,
Mama you know I just can't sleep
It's getting late,
I just can't close my eyes.
Well it's, getting so late,
I just can't close my eyes.
I'm so afraid if I close my eyes
I just won't see what's outside
You told me go to bed hours ago but,
Mama I just can't sleep...

Mama, You Been on My Mind

( Bob Dylan Cover / I'm not there OST )

Perhaps it's the color of the sun cut flat
And covering the crossroads I'm standing at
Or maybe it's the weather or something like that
But mama, you been on my mind.

I don't mean trouble, please don't put me down or get upset
I am not pleading or saying, "I can't forget you"
I do not walk the floor bowed down and bent, but yet
Mama, you been on my mind.

Even though my mind is hazy an' my thoughts they might be narrow
Where you been don't bother me nor bring me down in sorrow
It don't even matter to me where you're waking up tomorrow
But mama, you're just on my mind.

I am not asking you to say words like "yes" or "no,"
Please understand me, I have no place for you to go
I'm just whispering to myself, so I canít pretend that I don't know
But Mama, you been on my mind

When you wake up in the morning, baby, look inside your mirror
You know I won't be next to you, you know I won't be near
I'd just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on his mind.

(Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie Cover)

So when your head gets twisted
Or your mind grows numb
You think you're too old, too young, too smart or too dumb
You're lagging behind or you're losing your pace
In a slow-motion crawl of life's busy race
No matter what you're doing if you start giving up
If the wine don't come to the top of your cup
If the wind's got you sideways with with one hand holdin' on
And the other starts slipping and the feeling is gone
And your train engine fire needs a new spark to catch it
The wood's easy finding but you're lazy to fetch it
Lonesome comes up as down goes the day
And tomorrow's morning seems so far away
And you feel the reins from your pony are slipping
And your hands are a-slidin' your rope are a-drippin'
And your sidewalk starts curling and the street gets too long
And you start walking backwards but you know this is wrong
Your sun-decked desert and evergreen valleys
Turn to broken down slums and trash-can alleys
Your sky cries water and your drain pipe's a-pourin'
The lightnin's a-flashing and the thunder's a-crashin'
The windows are rattling and breaking
And your roof tops a-shakin'
And your whole world's a-slamming and banging

Nice Car, Boy

I got a symbol in my driveway
I got a hundred million-dollar friends
I got you a brand new weapon
Let's see how destructive we can be

I got a brand new set of stencils
I been connecting all the dots
I got my plans in a zip-locked bag
Let's see how productive we can be

I got a lightbulb full of anger
I can switch it on and off
Situations they can be so bright
I can't believe how pathetic we can be

I got a perfect set of blueprints
I'm gonna build somebody else
Might cost a little more than money
But what's man without his wealth

I got a phos-florescent secret
Don't you tell nobody else
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,

Pirate Looks At 40

Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you switch from sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasures few have ever seen
Most of 'em dreams, most of 'em dreams
Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late
I've done a bit of smugglin', I've run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami, but I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last, never meant to last
And I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks
But I got stop wishin', got to go fishin'
Down to rock bottom again
Just a few friends, just a few friends

I go for younger women
Lived with several awhile
And though I ran away
They'll come back one day
And I still can manage a smile
It just takes a while
Just takes a while

Mother, mother ocean
After all these years I've found
My occupational hazard being
My occupation's just not around
I feel like I've drowned
Gonna head uptown

Poor Taylor

They say taylor was a good girl, never one to be late
Complain, express ideas in her brain
Working on the night shift, passing out the tickets,
Youre gonna have to pay her if you want to park here
Well mommys little dancer has quite a little secret
Working on the streets now, never gonna keep it
Its quite an imposition and now shes only wishing
That she would have listened to the words they said
Poor taylor

She just wanders around, unaffected by
The winter winds and shell pretend that
Shes somewhere else, so far and clear
About two thousand miles from here

Peter patrick pitter patters on the window
But sunny silhouette wont let him in
Poor old petes got nothing because hes been falling
Somehow sunny knows just where hes been
He thinks that singing on sunday is gonna save his soul
Now that saturday is gone
Sometimes he thinks that hes on his way
But i can see that his break lights are on

He just wanders around, unaffected by
The winter winds and hell pretend that
Hes somewhere else, so far and clear
About two thousand miles from here

Such a tough enchilada filled up with nada
Giving what she gotta give to get a dollar bill
Used to be a limber chicken, times a been a ticking
Nows shes finger licking to the man
With the money in his pocket flying in his rocket
Only stopping by on his way to a better world

If taylor finds a better world
Then taylor's gonna run away

Rainbow

(G. love)

Well i woke up this morning,
A rainbow filled the sky
Well I woke up this morning,
A rainbow filled the sky
Well that was God tellin' me,
Everything's gonna be alright

Well so long, good friends,
When will we meet again?
I said so long good friends,
When will we meet again?
Well i don't know, i don't know,
But I guess i'll see you then...

Well I'm gonna pack my old guitar,
Move on down the road,
I'm gonna pack my old guitar,
And move on down the road (where you gonna go?)
Where i'll go, I don't know,
But I guess I's gots to go

When I woke up this morning,
A rainbow filled the sky
When I woke up this morning,
A rainbow filled the sky,
Well that was God tellin me,
Everything...
Everything is gonna be alright...

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

( Maybe this Christmas LP )

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games
Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee (yippee)
"Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
You'll go down in history."
Well Rudolph he didn't go for that
He said "I see through your silly games"
How could you look me in the face
When only yesterday you called me names?
Well all of the other reindeers man,
Well they sure did feel ashamed,
"Rudolph you know we're sorry,
We're truly gonna try to change"

Timmy Curren

I know a boy named Timmy Curren
He likes to sing
I know a boy named Timmy
He likes to sing
And he goes la-te-de-dah
La-te-de-dah
He says la-te-de-dah
He says la-te-de-dah
And he says blue skies and sunny days
Could never replace the time I spent
But they say time
Could lose your mind
But they dont know until
We meet again

I know a boy from Oxnard
He likes to play his guitar
And he goes la-te-de-dah
La-te-de-dah
He says la-te-de-dah
La-te-de-dah
And he says blue skies and sunny days
Could never replace the time I spent
But they say time
Could lose your mind
But they don't know until
We meet again

Who's To Say (g.a.t.e)

( G.A.T.E is acronym for gifted and talented education )

Who's to say, he's not the gifted one
Well I forgot, he's not the teachers son
No he's just the reason for her to say
That she needs a substance in her today

Well who's to say he's not going to see the sun
Well I forgot he's not the gifted one
No he's just a, another version of his dad
He'll learn to love things that he never

All he ever does is walk alone
Man he can only walk so far before
All he ever does is look inside
He don't need nowhere to hide

I know she is all that he ever loved at 17
Too bad to her he was a passing thing only temporary,
Until she finds someone with everything
Cause she's what we might call a sugar-queen
See her whole scene consists of diamond rings
But that's okay, probably better anyway
Cause now that he's free she might finally see that

All he ever does is walk alone
Man he can only walk so far before
All he ever does is look inside
He don't need nowhere to hide

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