B i o g r a p h y
 (by John Bush)

If she had never made another record, Lisa Loeb would still go down in the record books as the first unsigned artist to top the American charts, as her meteoric single "Stay" -- from the soundtrack to 1994's Reality Bites -- spent three weeks at number one soon after the film's release. Born in Dallas, Loeb studied piano as a child but later switched to guitar. At Brown University, she studied music theory and played as a duo with her roommate, Elizabeth Mitchell (who went on to garner indie accolades with the band Ida). After college, Loeb attended Boston's Berklee School of Music for one semester, but then formed a full band in 1990, which she christened (in tribute to J.D. Salinger) Nine Stories and rounded out with Tim Bright on guitar, Jonathan Feinberg on drums, and Joe Quigley on bass.

Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories began to gig around the Midwest, playing at Austin's South by Southwest seminar in the process. Loeb then hooked up with producer Juan Patiño, and in early 1992 released the cassette-only Purple Acoustic Tape, which she sold at her band's shows. Several major labels showed interest in Loeb's pop/rock songcraft, but she remained unsigned by late 1993, when her friend Ethan Hawke asked her to contribute a song for his next movie. Hawke passed along a copy of "Stay" to his director, Ben Stiller, who inserted it onto the soundtrack for Reality Bites. Released as a single in May 1994, it reached number one two months later and eventually sold over 750,000 copies in America. Loeb & Nine Stories received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Group, and won a Brit Award for Best International Newcomer.

Geffen Records, which had shown interest in Loeb before "Stay," signed her later in 1994 and re-teamed her with Juan Patiño. Her debut album, Tails, was released just over a year after her signing, and proved successful with commercial radio as well. Firecracker appeared in 1997, scoring another hit with "I Do" and climbing to gold certification like its predecessor. Tours with the Wallflowers and Chris Isaak followed later that summer, as well as a stint with Lilith Fair. Five years later, Loeb returned with a third effort and her debut offering for A&M, Cake and Pie. She co-produced the album and collaborated with an impressive cast, which included Glen Ballard, boyfriend Dweezil Zappa, Randy Scruggs (Vince Gill, Sawyer Brown, Waylon Jennings), and Peter Collins (Bon Jovi, the Indigo Girls). Lead-off single "The Way It Really Is" was a moderate hit among college radio, and "We Could Still Belong Together" was included on the soundtrack to Legally Blonde. In mid-2002, Loeb switched labels once more after inking a deal with Artemis. She relaunched Cake and Pie under the title Hello Lisa, which featured Sanrio's signature Hello Kitty artwork on the cover, that November. The Sanrio/Loeb union proved fruitful, as it coincided with the cutesy character's popularity boom in trendy Hollywood.

For her next trick, Loeb reunited with old college pal Elizabeth Mitchell for the children's music album Catch the Moon, which featured a pleasant mix of traditionals and originals. Although it didn't include the single of the same name, The Way It Really Is was the title of Loeb's follow-up album in 2004, her first for the Zoe label. Meanwhile, the television show Dweezil & Lisa premiered on The Food Network in January of the same year. It followed Zappa and Loeb throughout their daily activities as rockers and food lovers; moreover, it paved the way for another Loeb-centric TV show, #1 Single, which premiered in 2006 after her breakup with Zappa. The Very Best of Lisa Loeb arrived in 2006, having been released one year prior in Japan. After issuing the Cherries EP in 2007, Loeb delved into her back catalog and emerged with The Purple Tape, which she had originally released on cassette in 1992. Reissued in 2008 as a two-disc release, The Purple Tape combined ten solo recordings with an extended interview. It also prefaced the release of Camp Lisa, which marked her second children's album.




Tail
- 1995-09-26 -



It's over
Snow day
Taffy
When all the stars were falling
Do you sleep
Hurricane
Rose-colored times
Sandalwood
Alone
Waiting for wednesday
Lisa listen
Garden of delights
Stay


Firecracker
- 1997-11-11 -



I Do
Falling in Love
Truthfully
Let's Forget About It
How
Furious Rose
Wishing Heart
Dance with the Angels
Jake
This
Split Second
Firecracker

Cake And Pie
- 2002-02-26 -

The Way It Really Is
Bring Me Up
Underdog
Everyday
Someone You Should Know
Drops Me Down
We Could Still Belong Together
Kick Start
You Don't Know Me
Payback
Too Fast Driving
She's Falling Apart
Look Me In The Eye


Hello Lisa
- 2002-10-15 -



Did That
Underdog
You Don't Know Me
Drops Me Down
The Way It Really Is
Bring Me Up
What Am I Supposed To Say
Everyday
Someone You Should Know
Payback
Take Me Back

 


Catch The Moon
- 2003-11-25 -



Big Rock Candy Mountain
Little Red Caboose
Oh Susanna
Catch The Moon
La Manita
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Stop And Go
New Morning
Oh Groundhog
Butterfly
Donguri / Rolling Acorn
Free Little Bird
Fais Do Do

The Way It Really Is
- 2004-08-10 -



Window Shopping
I Control The Sun
Hand-Me-Downs
Fools Like Me
Try
Diamonds
Would You Wander
Probably
Accident
Lucky Me
Now I Understand

Camp Lisa
- 2008-06-03 -



Ready for the Summer
Going Away

Woodchuck #1
Best Friend
Wake Up Call
Grandmas in the Cellar
The Disappointing Pancake

Woodchuck #2
Home on the Range
Father Abraham
Woodchuck #3
Love Is A Rose
Peanut Butter and Jelly
When It Rains

Cookie Jar Chant
Cookie Jar Song
H.A.P.P.Y.
It's Not Goodbye
Linger


No Fairy Tale
- 2013-02-05 -



No Fairy Tale
The 90'
s
Weak Day
Walls
A Hot Minute
Sick, Sick, Sick
Matches
Married
Swept Away
He Loved You So Much
Ami, I'm Sorry
The Worst

A Holiday Song (Bonus Track)
Fall Back Guy (Bonus Track)


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Airplanes

All Day
Birds
Come back home
Days Were Different
Eno Ambient #5
Goodbye To Romance
Guessing Games
I wish
Jingle Bells
Notes and daisies
Single me out
Summer
Train Song


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Tail

It's over

Sorry sir, I stole your money,
Sorry sir, I feel,but it's so, so twisted,
So unreal.
 It was what I'd heard of
And what I didn't have,
But I cannot give what I do not have,
And I cannot take what I do not have.
I can't take it.
 Don't stultify.
Don't hold me high.
Don't stultify.
Don't hold me high.
 Too many things held precious,
Too many things held dear;
That's what I hate,
That's what I fear.
Too much to ask for
May leave me feeling lonely.
But too little leaves me nothing, nothing.
 The drone in your voice, and the fly on the wall said,
"It's over, it's over, it's over, it is."
What do I wish for you, what do I wish?
It's over, it's over, it is.
 Are we still solemn and bleeding?
Are we still swimming to water that was wet?
You can't give away certain things that you get.
 From the outside
To the inside I couldn't tell you how it really was
There has to be more on one hand,
Keep your head above water on the other, the other.
 The drone in your voice, and the fly on the wall said,
"It's over, it's over, it's over, it is "
What do I wish for you, what do I wish?
It's over, it's over, it is.
 Are we still solemn and bleeding?
Are we still swimming to water that was already wet?
I can forgive, but I won't forget.
 I'll wish for you, I'll plead and I'll steal.
Hold me precious, hold me dear.
I'll wish for you,
I'll sing and I'll feel.
Don't stultify, don't hold me high.
 Like a Gothic staple, a last good-bye,
One way to float is if you die.
And it's over, it's over, it's over.
It's over, it's over, it's over
It's over, it's over.

Snow day

It's a bad day.
It's a train ride.
It's a bad day.
You're my medicine
It's a snow day.
It's a full moon.
It's a snow day.
When'd you get down to my bones?
Where'll I find that wishing stone?
The beads, the records,
All the calls, and the drinks alone.
First by mind, then by music you'll make this all less confusing.
It's a slow dive down,
A fast distraction,
A strange fall forward
My lame reaction.
It's a bad day.
It's a long ride.
It s a bad day.
You're my medicine
It's a sinking feeling,
Pulls me through the seat of chairs.
When will you come rescue me,
Find solace, and then take me there?
You'll say, "You re not too tired for this life,
And it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.
You're not too tired for this life, and
It's not gonna matter if you fall down twice. "
 When' d you get down to my bones?
Where' ll I find that wishing stone?
The beads, the records, all the calls, and the drinks alone.
 It's a bad day.
Two miles to go.
It's a bad day.
You're my medicine
 You'll say, "You're not too tired for this life,
And it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice
You're not too tired for this life, and it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.
You're not too tired for this life, and it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.
If you fall down, if you fall down."
 You're my medicine X4
My medicine.
My medicine.

  Taffy

My friend's got a bruise on his leg,
A bruise on his leg
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his leg, where I press my knee
Everytime you speak.
Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes.
Sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.
My friend's got a bruise on his arm, a bruise on his arm
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his arm, where I shove my elbow
Everytime you speak.
Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes, and sometimes you tell the truth like
You're pulling taffy.
My friend's got a bruise on his ribs where I poke my finger
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his ribs, his rib cage is now numb
Everytime you speak.
Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes,
And sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.

When all the stars were falling

 When all the stars were falling,
I reached up like you said.
All the stars were falling,
One hit me in the head,
And I fell down, down, down.
I fell down, down.
When all the stars were falling,
They fell from above
And I thought of hate, and I thought of hate,
And then I thought of love.
And I fell down, down, down, I fell down, down.
And I've learned how to dance from a Vincent Van Gogh,
And the nights were wrapped in a white sheet,
And now no one even says hello,
'Cause I couldn't stand on my two feet
I fell down
I fell down.
Now the peace you will find, in your own you have found,
The lights of the city are the stars on the ground.
"I may not be a quaalude living in a speed zone,"
But I could be restful, I could be someone's home,
If I fell down,
And I fell down, down.
Now all the stars have fallen.

Do you sleep

Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
Do you take plight on my tongue like lead?
Do you fall gracefully into bed anymore?
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
you smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you keep me anymore?
You kick my foot under the table,
I kick you back;
I can't say I'm able to
Stand for you or
Fall for you ever again.
Wish for a perfect setting?
Wishing that I am letting you
Take me where you want me
All over again?
You can't give yourself absolutely to someone else.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
You smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Will be there?

Hurricane

Skeleton boy by the side of the road.
He warned me, he told me;
He said, "There's this woman, she's a hurricane,
She will heal your heart up, and she is hurrying."
She said, "Don't look for holidays.
Don't look, just run away.
Go suffocate, and choke your own cry.
Go where the water,
Where the water, seeps from the pink sky.
But behead this woman, she's a hurricane,
She will heal your heart up, and she is hurrying.
Remember your reflection in a pool, in a puddle."
And the leaves sped top-speed towards me,
And my image was muddled.
I'm a lightheaded wonder,
Don't you see my mind slow down?
I'm a lightheaded wonder
Don't you see my mind slow down?
Slow down.
I've compassion for strangers,
An affinity for danger
Won't you be my sacrifice?
I'm a lightheaded wonder
Don't you see my mind slow down for you?
And for you?"
No you're a headless woman, you're a hurricane.
You will heal my heart up?
No, I will heal my own heart up, because you are hurting.
Cause I'm a sunburn slap upon your arm,
I'll twist you til you break,
And you're a hurricane.

 Rose-colored times

Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide.
Shabby tried to comb her hair with the gift from her grandma, her blood.
Tangled she got halfway.
Sticky and powdered with dirt from the ground where her mamma had left her,
Had left her, had left her.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide,
With your eyes open wide.
Rusty the screen door, she opened it.
Raised from the ground.
Mamma left me her ring, mamma left me no family,
Just barstools, and boyfriends, and whiskey at nighttime, and bedtime,
Bedtime, bedtime, bedtime.
I'll go with the man who looks like my father,
The neighbors all tell me to go with him.
He better take caution, he better take care of me,
'Cause if he don't he, better beware of me.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide,
With your eyes open wide,
With your eyes open wide,
Wide, wide, wide,
Eyes open wide.

Sandalwood

She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written,
'Cause she's never been in love with you before.
Your skin smells lovely like sandalwood.
Your hair falls soft like animals.
I'm tryin' to keep cool, but everyone likes you.
I want to kiss the back of your neck,
The top of your spine where your hair hits,
And gnaw on your fingertips and fall asleep,
I'll talk you to sleep.
But I'll be the one, I will have chosen.
I'm tryin' to keep cool, but everyone here likes you
I'm not the only one.
Your skin smells lovely like sandalwood.
Your hair falls soft like animals,
And nothing else matters to me.
She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written,
'Cause she's never been in love with you before,
In love with you before.
Your hand,
So hot,
Burns a hole in
My hand.
I wanted to show you.

Alone

I want to be by myself, sometimes I do.
I don't want to be left behind, but sometimes I'm left by you.
I press my tongue to the top of my mouth,
Cause my jaw, was tired from the thinking.
And I stretched my toes to the end of the couch,
'Cause my back, it was aching from sleeping.
So what is this weather, and what is this darkness,
And why do I feel so alone?
And when will it snow, it's been raining for hours,
And why do I feel so alone?
And when I'm left at home, when you're with someone else I'm all alone.
You do not cheat me of my childhood.
You bring me blankets for the walls of my forts.
There is no anger with the eyebrow raised.
When you do the fantastic I am amazed.
So what is this weather, and what is this darkness,
And why do I feel so alone?
When will it snow, it's been raining for hours,
And why do I feel so alone?
You were leaving some bar, and you're coming downtown,
You're not ripping out stitches, but you want me around.
Just to call you my love, just to call you my love.
You are the treasure custodian cleaning the moon for me.
Scouring the sky so the stars would shine bright.
You stand straight-faced, and tip-toed on top of a ladder,
And I, I wait, and I, I wait, and I, I wait.
And when I'm left at home, I'm all alone
But I'd rather be alone with you.
So what is this weather, and what is this darkness,
And why do I feel so alone?
When will it snow, it's been raining for hours,
And why do I feel so alone?
Oh, why do I feel so alone?

 Waiting for wednesday

Waiting for Wednesday, my stomach doesn't hurt enough
Pain always is the sign.
Waiting for Wednesday, no proof of mine exists,
So I don't have to take it back.
Don't want to show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye.
Show you good-bye.
Show you good-bye.
But you're waiting for Wednesday.
Waiting for Wednesday.
Waiting for Wednesday, I pray you'll put me on the spot.
I do believe you, that you'll love me that you'll leave me.
Don't want to show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye.
What will I do when you come near to me?
You'll put me on the spot.
You've been doing this a long, long time,
Not that you're better than me,
But that you do it a lot.
Now I'm waiting for Wednesday,
Waiting for Wednesday,
Waiting for Wednesday,
I'm waiting for Wednesday.
I'm gonna show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye,
Show you good-bye.
Now I'm waiting for Wednesday,
You're back from out of town,
the West is dry, your mind is clear,
And I don't want to be here,
I don't want to be here,
I don't want to be here,
To show you good-bye.
And I'm waiting for Wednesday,
Waiting for Wednesday,
I'm waiting for Wednesday, to show you good-bye.
I don't want to be here, to show you good-bye.
Waiting for Wednesday.
I don't want to be here.
Waiting for Wednesday, to show you good-bye,
To show you good-bye!

Lisa listen

Who would steal on Sunday?
Who'd made them believe make believe?
Who'd buy a prayer when you can pray for free?
If the way you drank your coffee was the way you looked at me,
Then I could take both my hands off the TV.
I've been sleeping on half of my bed lately,
And thinking about what you said to me,
"You're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning.
Lisa, won't you listen?
The moon shines for you.
You're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning."
A sweet man will sing a seafaring song,
And a dear, strong woman coos gently along.
Good guys at the Cozy are servin' folks for free.
Did you ever notice there are so many people in bands in the city?
I've been sleeping on half of my bed lately,
And thinking about what you said to me,
"You're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning."
And I will not judge you by the way you play your instrument.
No, that's true as fiction, sometimes I do,
But the moon shines halfway sometimes too.
Lisa, won't you listen?
The moon shines for you:
You're tipsy and turning, you've got one foot on the floor.
You're alive, you are burning.
You always wanted more.

Garden of delights

I see the lights move on the ceiling.
And I see the stars up in the lights.
I see the moonbeams on your forehead there,
And I think about the Garden of Delights.
You see the curtains draped in front of me.
And you see the sun come up alone.
You want to show me just what you can see ,
And I, I turn away
You see my face, you hate my words, I hate you too.
You see my heart, it likes the feeling that it gets when I'm with you.
I look right at your eyes I look right through your eyes.
And I change conversation thought for you.
I throw a look that you can't catch from far behind,
And you, you turn away.
You are my Jesus boy, you're laying on a bedly cross,
I've got you taped up to the wall.
But really don't feel bad 'cause you do to me all the things I do to you.
I do to you.
I see the lights move on the ceiling,
I see the stars up in the lights.
I see the moonbeams on your forehead there
And I think about the Garden of Delights.
I see the lights move on the ceiling,
I see the stars up in the lights.
I see the moonbeams on your forehead there
And I think about the Garden of Delights.

Stay

You say I only hear what I want to.
You say I talk so all the time so.
And I thought what I felt was simple,
And I thought that I don't belong,
And now that I am leaving,
Now I know that I did something wrong 'cause I mised you.
Yeah yeah, I missed you.
And you say I only hear what I want to:
I don't listen hard,
Don't pay attention to the distance that you're running
To anyone, anywhere,
I don't understand if you really care,
I'm only hearing negative: no, no, no.
So I turned the radio on, I turned the radio up,
And this woman was singing my song:
Lover's in love, and the other's run away,
Lover is crying 'cause the other won't stay.
Some of us hover when we weep for the other who was
Dying since the day they were born.
Well, well, this is not that;
I think that I'm throwing, but I'm thrown.
And I thought I'd live forever, but now I'm not so sure.
You try to tell me that I'm clever,
But that won't take me anyhow, or anywhere with you.
You said that I was naive,
And I thought that I was strong.
I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave."
Oh, but now I know that I was wrong, 'cause I missed you.
Yeah, I miss you.
You said, "I caught you 'cause I want you and one day I'll let you go.
"You try to give away a keeper, or keep me 'cause you know you're just scared to lose.
And you say, "Stay."
And you say I only hear what I want to.

 

Firecracker

I Do

When i'm done with thinking, then i'm done with you
When i'm done with crying, then i'm done with you
When i feel so tired, i'm done with you
Everybody feels this way sometimes, everybody feels this way

And i do.
You can't hear it, but i do.
You can't hear it, but i do.

You're trying to convince me that what i've done's not right.
I get so frustrated, i stay up every night.
You ask me for an answer, and i'm so tired that i'm up in the air.
Everybody feels this way sometimes, everybody feels this way

And i do.
You can't hear it, but i do.
You can't hear it, but i'm feeling this way just because you say

I will be ignored.
I will be denied.
I could be erased.
I could be brushed aside.
I will get scared, i will get shoved down.
But i feel like i do because you push me around.

I'm starting to ignore you, i've doubted you so long.
I'm tired of over-thinking, i know you don't belong.
Now i'm asking questions - no one pushes me around.
Everybody feels this way sometimes, everybody feels this way

And i do, but i

Falling in Love

She wanted to be a cowboy,
She was shootin' ‘em down,
She was tramping around.

He walked in crooked with the clear blue eyes.
"there's a nice pool in my motel - you want to go for a swim?"
That night he moved in.

The time between meeting and finally leaving is
Sometimes called falling in love.
The time between meeting and finally leaving is
Sometimes called falling in love.

At night she'd wait for the sound of his feet on the doormat,
The sound of his hand on the doorknob,
The sound of her heart beating in her head.
He'd go out playing nickel slots, cause he knew he'd lose -
She didn't know, so she couldn't choose.

One night while sleeping alone in her bed,
The phone rang, she woke up, and sat up and said,
"what time is it?, what time is it?"

"well it's 5:30 here and it's 2:30 there,
And i won't be home tonight," he said.

The time between meeting and finally leaving is
Sometimes called falling in love.
The time between meeting and finally leaving is
Sometimes called falling in love.

Now she sits in a booth in a diner,
Waiting for someone to take her order,
Waiting for someone to come and sit down.

She rubs the smudge off the photograph, puts it back into her purse.
The grey sky was romantic cause he was holding her hand,
He was her man.

The time between meeting and finally leaving is
Sometimes called falling in love.
The time between meeting and finally leaving is
Sometimes called falling in love.
Sometimes called falling in love.
She wanted to be a cowboy,
She was shootin' em down,
She was tramping around.

Truthfully

This isn't what i like to call flattery,
But i know that i believe that i've found what's true,
That i've found what's you.

Truthfully i
I'm finding finally.
Truthfully you
You helped me find at last.
Truthfully we
Are finding out what's true.
And truthfully i am finding out what's you.

Surprise, cause i was flying the plane.
Surprise, cause now i'm smiling again.
Surprise, cause you showed up with your parachute.
Surprise, i'm kind of happy you showed up.

Truthfully i
I'm finding finally.
Truthfully you
You helped me find at last.
Truthfully we
Are finding out what's true.
And truthfully i am finding out what's you.

Truthfully, i really can't explain, i'm floating, i'm smiling again.
Truthfully, i can't ignore you, cause i've been waiting for you.
Truthfully, i'm not desperate, i haven't changed my mind since we first met,
But the last thing that i want to do is to tell you that i'm right for you.

Truthfully i
I'm finding finally.
Truthfully you
You helped me find at last.
Truthfully we
Are finding out what's true.
And truthfully i am finding out what's you.

I'm finding finally.
Truthfully, i'm finding out what's you.
I'm smiling again.
Truthfully

Let's Forget About it

I told you i was sorry, i told you i was wrong,
I said it was an accident and don't tell anyone.

But you love to circle round and round, you're so misunderstood.
Yeah, you love to circle round and round & you know that we should
Forget about it

Let's forget about it

You lied about how much you knew, i thought you were my friend.
You lied upon the mattress, c'mon tell me where you've been.
You lied about this night apart, you lied about the room.
If you're gonna have to lie to me then

Let's forget about it
Let's forget about it

I'll stop crying on the mountain that we made from a molehill where we
Spilt the milk.

So you say this never happened, perhaps not the way i thought.
Did i throw this out of focus - or was it just the way we fought?
That is seemed to me you this girl, but you swear to god it's not.

Let's forget about it
Let's forget about it

I'll stop crying, if you'll stop.
I'll stop crying, if you'll stop.
I'll stop crying, if you'll stop lying to me

How

I didn't come this far for you to make this hard for me.
And now you want to ask me “how”?
It's like - how does your heart beat, and why do you breathe?
How does your heart beat, and why do you breathe?

Why did you come here?
You weren't invited.
You were on the outside - stay on the outside.
And now you want to ask me “why”?
It's like - why does your heart beat, and how do you cry?
How does your heart beat?

And there are some things that i like to figure out.
There are some things that i can do without -
Like you, and your letters that go on forever,
And you, and the people that were never friends.

With all the things that you could be,
You never could learn how to be me.
And now you want to ask me “how”?.
It's like - how does your heart beat, and why do you breathe?
How does your heart beat, and why do you breathe?

Furious Rose

"it's not really poetry, but it's pretty,” he said.
As he raises his voice, she lowers her head.
”it makes my heart heavy, you're lonely, i think.
Oh rose, you're sad, i suppose.”

“look in her bed and she's bound to be sleeping.
She is lying there dead. - no, she's breathing.”

Furious rose, with your opiate eyes.
And your languorous hum, that tone of surprise.
I've heard energy and adversity.
Your smile: the soul of witchery.
You're not running away,
You're not running - are you?

Lyrically longing, she's tearing the words from the page.
She's fearfully seething.
”bring me you blessings, a prayer, or a new pen.
- you don't know what i need.”

“look in my bed and i'm bound to be sleeping,
I'm lying there dead, but i'm breathing.

And i'm barely balancing as it is,
And i don't want to drown in my dreams.
Bring me wild plums and agrimony
I bet you don't even know what that means.”

Furious rose with your opiate eye.
And your languorous hum, that tone of surprise.
I've heard energy in adversity
Your smile: the soul of witchery.
You're not running away.
Your not running - are you?

Gingerly peering, over his shoulder, removed herself from the room.
She is terribly freezing, she always knows when to go.

Wishing Heart

No teacher to follow, no prophet to tell me how,
But i know what i want, i know what i want now.
Like water, it rushes,
It's the last thing you see when you close your eyes,
It's the one place you want to be.
But if it doesn't brush my shoulder, and it doesn't beat my heart,
That's not what i want, that's not where i will start.
I never kissed somebody so that they would break my heart,
That's not what i want.

If you don't know what you're missing
Cause you don't know where to start,
Follow your wishing heart.

I was restless,
I was restless,
I was restless,
I was restless.
I just want this to be good,
I just want this to be good.
But you don't understand,
You don't understand me, and i want to be understood.

But if it doesn't brush my shoulder,
And it doesn't beat my heart,
That's not what i want - no, that's not where i will start.
I never kissed somebody so that they would break my heart,
That's not what i want.

If we all leap before we crawl, we might fall,
And it's not always candy spun from head to heart,
And it's not always meant to be,
And it's not always up to me.

But if it doesn't brush my shoulders, and it doesn't beat my heart.
That's not what i want, that's not where i will start.
I never kissed somebody so that they would break my heart,
That's not what i want.

If you don't know what you're missing,
Cause you don't know where to start,
You don't know what you're missing
Follow your wishing heart.

Dance with the Angels

You want to dance with the angels?
Then embroider me with gold, and i will fly with the angels,
And you can dance with me.

Sing with the angels?
Then show me a song, and i will strum with the angels,
And you can sing with me.

But you want to fall fashionably in love with a woman,
In love with a life you'll adore, in love with a woman you'll adore.

Under my wings, you'll start to ask yourself,
Under my wings, you'll learn to fly.
Under my wings, you'll come to understand how to hold on - if you want to.

Or you can dream of the frog legs sitting in the church
In the glass, in the sand where your foot steps.
Or you can dream of the angels in the air-
Don't you see me?
I float in skies, in your eyes, in your eyes.

You want to dance with the angels?
Then embroider me with gold, and i will fly with the angels,
And you can dance with me.

Under my wings, you'll start to look for me.
Under my wings, you'll want to cry sometimes.
Under my wings, you'll find someone to hold onto - if you want to.

You want to dance with the angels?
Then embroider me with gold, and i will fly with the angels,
And you can dance with me.

Jake

I'm going as far as i can go, away from here,
Away from you, jake, and the hole you've sunk me into.

I wish that i could belong here, with you, and just be,
But that's not all that i'm about.

Your life is built on accidents, like meeting me.
You write everything down in your grocery list - people do this.
Even insects buzz like airplanes, why can't we fly away?
I'm going as far as i can go.

Your dad died, cause his heart hurt, arking away his forty-five years,
Dragging your mom along.
I don't want that, neither do you. Neither do you.
If i am not fun, and i am not interesting,
Perhaps i am not interested in you, neither are you.
You can't stand in front of an oven, cause it's warm,
And the fumes are dangerous.

I'm going as far as i can go.
Away from here, away from you, jake, and the hole you've sunk me into.
I wish that i could belong here, with you, and just be,
But that's not all that i'm about to do.

This

In an open room that echos well, this is where i can tell you everything.

This is where i meet my muse, and it feeds me.
This is how i buy the sun, and it feeds me.
This is why i burn this candle, i light it so that i can handle this.

You're so still, you're so safe
Appear severe,
You are so nonchalant.

I'm so still
I'm so safe
Appear severe
I am not.

This is where i meet my muse, and it feeds me.
This is how i buy the sun, and it feeds me.
I told david i won't die, and this is how i watch the sky,
This is why i burn this candle, i light so that i can handle this.

You're so still
You save face
Try to erase all you feel inside.

Stand still
I save face
I misplace all the feelings i can't hide.

Of all the rooms i've loved before it's you i love inside this room.
They test me, can i train my evil eyes to see like they do
Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes.
Of all the rooms i've loved before,
It's you i love.

This is how i meet my muse.

Split Second

I did not want to be stuck
One second longer than i had to be there,
Stuck inside the door.

I'm always scared i'll slam my fingers in the door
Because the last time that i left
I slammed my fingers in the door.

When you want to get out,
You get up, and walk straight to the door.
Not stop and think about it,
Thinking that one second longer
That a car could hit me in it
If i thought more than i did.

Firecracker

You want to suffer and show me you're angry.
Fight with your fists up or call for your mommy.
You want to suffer and show me you're angry.
Spend time alone, find a stick in the basement.
Drink water and gold dust and live on impatience.
Slaughtered for weakness, electric like static.
Slaughtered, you're weak - there's no need to speak.

You change your shoelaces.
I light firecrackers.
You step on the sparks.
You change your shoelaces,
I light firecrackers.

I shouldn't be any great inspiration,
I never got in your way.
I should never have to chase you.
I was the one who ran away.
If you could feel the pain your confusion has caused me
You would have stopped before you spoke.
Listening to lies, the pain doesn't suit me.
The gift that you gave me, i put it away.
I couldn't look at it, it made me think of you.
You get in the way.

You change your shoelaces.
I light firecrackers.

You step on the sparks.
You change your shoelaces.
I light firecrackers.

Spend time alone, find a stick in the basement.
Drink water and gold dust and die of impatience.
Electric like static, and no need to speak.
It's not right, but it's not wrong.
So i wrote this song.
I wrote this song - is that what you want.
You got what you want - does it make you feel better?
With a smirk on your face and a gun at my head,
You come to my place and ask to be fed.

You change your shoelaces.
I light firecrackers.
You step on the sparks.
You change your shoelaces,
I light firecrackers.
You get in the way

You get in the way

You want to suffer and show me you're angry.
Fight with your fists up or call for your mommy.
You want to suffer and show me you're angry.

Cake and pie

The way it really is

I kept talking to myself,
I had to get the words out of my head.
(so I did)
You barely said a thing,
You kind of heard me out and then you said,
(you said)
"You're crazy,
Why do you keep doing this?
Everything is fine."
Then I think I'm crazy
I do this all the time.
Until I start to think that nothing's even wrong
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
Sometimes your intentions are totally impossible to read.
(What does that mean?)
Sometimes even I have no idea what I need.
(I wish I did.)
I'm crazy
Why do I keep doing this?
Everything is fine
Then you think I'm crazy
I do this all the time
Until I start to think that something's really wrong.
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
Looking through my window at the big, blue sky
The lazy sun is shining, so I run outside
To look for you, I look for you
And then it starts to rain.
Is that the way it really is?
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
The way it really is.
The way it really is.
The way it really is.

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

Bring me up

I was quiet
I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
(I wanted you to make it stop,
I wanted you to bring me up.)
You were wrong
And I was right
And I wanted you to bring me up.
(Mmm, you know me well,
This is something that I shouldn't have to tell you.)
We shared humidity, and orange roses,
And poking fun at all our friends.
They have their barbecues, and we have our arguments;
We never can agree.
You said, "When you don't talk you take it out on me."
I was quiet
I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
You were wrong
And I was right
And I wanted you to bring me up.
We took a ride on our motorbike.
I couldn't talk to you, but my arms were wrapped
Around you tight.
We stopped at Smokey's, parked the bike outside.
So scared to be sad, to keep the tears in I looked up at the sky
And took another ride.
But I was quiet
And I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
You were wrong
And I was right
And I wanted you to bring me up.
We have us.
Is that enough?
What is it worth to you?
We have us.
Is it enough?
And what is it worth to you?
You said,"It's worth everything, hey baby, take a look.
It's worth all the pennies in my pocketbook."
But I was quiet
And I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
Yeah I was quiet
And I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
So I was wrong
And you were right.
Bring me home.

*** Thanx a lot to jeremiahgregorich for this one ***

Underdog

I like things that are so good.
You are so, so good.
I like you.
But I am the underdog,
I am the last in line.
Don't be the enemy,
Don't stand in back of me.
Freezing, boring,
Wondering where i'll be on my birthday.
You kissed me in a dream last night.
How could I?
I wouldn't know.
Cause I am the underdog,
I am the last in line.
Don't be the enemy,
Don't stand in back of me.
Will you be my friend?
Now I understand that I more than like you.
But I am the underdog,
I am the last in line.
Don't be the enemy,
Don't stand in back of me.
I like things that are so good.
You are so, so good.

*** Thanx a lot to jeremiahgregorich for this one ***

Everyday

Goodbye my love
I am going
I am slowing you down.
I can feel you stop breathing when I come around,
I'm slowing you down.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Love turns it's back just to stand in my way.
Goodbye my love
You don't get me,
You don't let me inside.
You once held me close when you wanted to hide.
You pulled me in close just to push me aside.
Goodbye.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Love turns it's back just to stand in my way.
Goodbye my love
I'm going away,
I know you won't follow me far.
Once I went out just to look at the stars.
I asked you to join me, but you were too tired.
I wanted you to see them too.
How could I let myself need you?
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Goodbye my love
I am going
I am slowing you down
I can feel you stop breathing when I come around.
I'm slowing you down.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday love turns it's back just to stand in my way.

*** Thanx a lot to jeremiahgregorich for this one ***

Someone you should know

Who do you think you are?
You're talking so loud,
You bury the sound of your heart that's singing out.
And where do you wanna be?
On the top of your world,
Where you're just a girl who forgot what it's like to dream.
You leave everything behind,
But you're so tired,
One day you might open up your eyes to find
What you got isn't what you wanted.
What you need just happens to be
What you got, what you've always wanted.
What you need just happens to be
Someone you should know.
But you tried to hide between the lines of a story never told.
I've seen you run away-
You're afraid of the fall,
The weight of it all is too much.
But you might change your mind.
If you'd stand up one day you might open up your eyes to find
What you got isn't what you wanted.
What you need just happens to be
What you got, what you've always wanted.
What you need just happens to be someone you should know
How do you keep it up?
It's all just a front, a dangerous stunt,
You're gonna come down soon enough.
Open up your eyes.
Don't be scared,
You might find you had it all the time.
What you got is what you wanted.
What you need just happened to be
What you tried so hard to hide,
It was there between the lines of a story never told
About someone you should know.
What you got is what you wanted
What you need just happens to be someone you should know.

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

Drops me down

I walked away to get wisdom,
But in the end I just walked home,
And it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.

It was the same song,
And it's making me sad,
Cause I think that it's happened,
And it hasn't been had,
And it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.

And I'm injured again,
And it's sick and I'm sucked in.
Yeah, I'm at it again,
It's sick and I'm sucked in,
It's sick and I'm sucked in.

Cause I had something so dear
Slip away and leave me here,
And it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.
Yeah, it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

We could still belong together

If I hold my breath
If I shut my eyes
If I disappear just for the afternoon.
If I can't help shouting
If I lock you out
If it's not important,
Completely unimportant to anyone else but me,
We could still belong together
And together is much better.
We're okay, so hey don't worry now.
Oh wow.
If I interrupt
And if I cut you off
And if I like attention and other worse things I could mention.
We could still belong together
And together is much better.
We're okay, so hey don't worry now.
Oh wow.
We could still belong together
And together's so much better.
We're okay, so hey don't worry now.
Oh wow.
But, if you make a mistake we're through.
We could still belong together
And together is much better.
We're okay, so hey don't worry now.
Oh wow.
Yes, I complicate
I know, it's just my way,
But "if?" is a question that I ask and nothing more.

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

Kick start

We need a kick start,
We need a quick solution.
We need a next step
If we're really going,
If we're really going.
We sit on our couch while we watch our tv,
And the phone doesn't ring and it's perfect.
To be here playing house is no comfort to me,
It's just more of the same again and again and again.
We need a kick start.
We need a quick solution.
We need a next step
If we're really going,
If we're really going.
Trying so hard to dig ourselves out
Cause we're stuck and we're scared and we're thinking.
Things have to change- it's the thoughts that don't count
Can't something be done?
Don't let this decision drag on.
We need a kick start.
We need a quick solution.
We need a next step
If we're really going,
If we're really going.
We need a big push to reach the right conclusion
So we can get there, if we're really going.
If we're really going, let's go.
We need a quick solution.
We need a next step to reach the right conclusion
We need a kick start.

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

You don't know me

She's got a boyfriend all of a sudden.
She's never had one before.
She's looking for the thumbs up when they're walking through the door.
She's showing him off by making him talk.
She's putting her hand in his pocket.
It shows on her face, what she doesn't say,
What she doesn't say.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
She doesn't know that we know,
That we've been there before.
We always pay attention when she walks through the door;
It's the clothes that she chooses,
It's the words that she uses.
She says, "You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all."
She's trying hard to pretend that it's not really happening,
But we can see her smiling from afar,
We don't see her much anymore,
But we can hear her whistling as she walks to her car.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

Payback

Is this how it ends?
Lying in bed, talking to a cheap tape recorder
Instead of my friends.
In bed with a low grade fever.
They wanted to know, how could I leave you?
I can't tell them that,
It might sound like revenge.
But some things don't need a payback.
Some things are sure, some things you can feel safe about.
Is this how it starts?
I was waiting for my head to clear up-
I thought I was smart, I'd find the answers in time.
But the answers I find aren't what you want to hear.
They're not even close.
But some things don't need a payback.
Some things are sure, some things you can feel safe about.
Some things don't need a clear up.
I remember good things, like the van breaking down.
I sat on your lap in the auto repair,
And you touched my hair
While the heavy drops rain on the pavement outside.
Don't take revenge,
Just let it lie.
The easiest thing is if you just let it die.
Don't give me a chance,
You don't owe me that.
Don't follow me out,
Unless you're coming for some payback.
But some things don't need a payback.
Some things are sure, some things you can feel safe about.
Some things don't need a clear up.
Why did I leave?
How long did it take?
It could take forever.
But some things don't need a payback.
You got that?

*** Thanx a lot to jeremiahgregorich for this one ***

Too Fast Driving

Driving,
I was thinking,
You're my flat tire:
Too late at night,
In the pitch black,
Out of sight,
And too fast driving,
And too fast driving.
Driving,
I was thinking,
You're my flat tire.
Not a blow out,
But a screetching halt,
Lots of ice,
No salt,
And too fast driving,
And too fast driving.
Don't want to think about how much and what's the limit.
Don't want to think about the limit and am I in it.
Am I in it?
Am I in it?
Driving,
I was thinking,
You're my flat tire.
You're gonna crash,
You're stupid loud,
You're wreckless,
You're spinning out,
And too fast driving,
And too fast driving,
And too fast driving.

*** Thanx a lot to Adam for this one ***

She's falling apart

She's Falling Apart
They pull up our chairs to the table.
She stares at the food on her plate
At the toast and the butter, her father and mother,
She pushes away.
And they rise in the morning,
And they sleep in the dark.
And even though nobody's looking,
She's falling apart.
She gets home from school too early
And closes the door to her room
There's nothing inside her,
She's weak and she's tired of feeling like this.
And they rise in the morning,
And they sleep in the dark.
And even though nobody's looking,
She's falling apart.
They call her for dinner, she makes up a reason
She looks at her arms and she rolls down her sleeves
And her mother is starting to see through her lies
And last night her father had tears in his eyes.
And they rise in the morning,
And they sleep in the dark.
And even though nobody's looking,
She's falling apart.
And we rise in the morning
And we sleep in the dark
And even though nobody's looking,
She's falling apart.

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

Look me in the eye

( Cake & Pie Japanese Bonus Track )

[Chorus]
Have you ever looked me in the eye?
Have you ever told the truth
Come on don't lie
Have you ever tried to know me better?
Better than you do

Bitch and moan
Away from home
I sit and stare stare
At the phone
Do you wait for it to ring?
Do you wait for it to ring?
Come on tell me the truth
Is that your thing?

[Chorus]

Do you demand a single thing?
I feel so selfish even asking
Do you know what I mean?
Do you know what I'm asking?
Oh won't you lavish me
Be fancy

[Chorus]

Look me in the eye
Look me in the eye

I can't believe I am surprised
After all this time
I think you'd know my eyes
Never thought of myself as a bleeder
But I leech on to you
What could be sweeter?
Pie, of course
But what could be worse?

That you don't look me in the eye
Look me in the eye
Look me in the eye
Look me in the eye

*** Thanx a lot to Tony Rosendahl Frank for this one ***

Hello Lisa

Did That

My forehead's splitting, I can feel a separation.
And me, here, full of life, waiting for that magic conversation.
That's why I thought that you should see her.
She'll tell our future.
Don't believe her.
Did you ask about love and forever
Or did you ask her for her number.
I didn't go to the psychic myself
Cause she didn't even know that I was
Out of town
When I called
Out of town
When I called.
I did that sitting on the bedroom floor.
Carpeted hallway, sitting on the bedroom floor.
I did that.
I did that.
I did that.
I did that.
I used to win at cakewalks on a Sunday afternoon,
Stop on Lucky 11.
We'd bring the cake home, in the back seat, in the station wagon.
Such a strange prize.
I did that sitting on a bedroom floor.
Carpeted hallways, sitting on a bedroom floor.
I did that.
I did that.
I did that.
I did that.
I smile, I show my teeth.
I smile, I show my teeth.
I make space.
I make space.
I lay back.
I lay back.
We were empty tonight.
We talked about the television.
Only I was talking, only I was talking.
Is this a future disaster? -Full of omens?
I don't believe in fate.
We talk about about a bad sign.
I think about a cut off date.
So I memorized your kiss
I memorized your lips
I memorized your kiss
I memorized your lips.
I did that,
Sitting on a bedroom floor.
Carpeted hallways, sitting on a bedroom floor.
I did that.
Sitting on a bedroom floor.
Carpeted hallways, sitting on a bedroom floor.
Are you my cake?
Is this my fate?
What a strange prize
I want to taste.
I did that.

Underdog

I like things that are so good.
You are so, so good.
I like you.
But I am the underdog,
I am the last in line.
Don't be the enemy,
Don't stand in back of me.
Freezing, boring,
Wondering where i'll be on my birthday.
You kissed me in a dream last night.
How could I?
I wouldn't know.
Cause I am the underdog,
I am the last in line.
Don't be the enemy,
Don't stand in back of me.
Will you be my friend?
Now I understand that I more than like you.
But I am the underdog,
I am the last in line.
Don't be the enemy,
Don't stand in back of me.
I like things that are so good.
You are so, so good.

You Don't Know Me

She's got a boyfriend all of a sudden.
She's never had one before.
She's looking for the thumbs up when they're walking through the door.
She's showing him off by making him talk.
She's putting her hand in his pocket.
It shows on her face, what she doesn't say,
What she doesn't say.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
She doesn't know that we know,
That we've been there before.
We always pay attention when she walks through the door;
It's the clothes that she chooses,
It's the words that she uses.
She says, "You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all."
She's trying hard to pretend that it's not really happening,
But we can see her smiling from afar,
We don't see her much anymore,
But we can hear her whistling as she walks to her car.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.
You don't know me.
You don't know me at all.

Drops Me Down

I walked away to get wisdom,
But in the end I just walked home,
And it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.
It was the same song,
And it's making me sad,
Cause I think that it's happened,
And it hasn't been had,
And it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.
And I'm injured again,
And it's sick and I'm sucked in.
Yeah, I'm at it again,
It's sick and I'm sucked in,
It's sick and I'm sucked in.
Cause I had something so dear
Slip away and leave me here,
And it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.
Yeah, it drops me, drops me down,
And I'm not feeling so good again.

The Way it Really Is

I kept talking to myself,
I had to get the words out of my head.
(so I did)
You barely said a thing,
You kind of heard me out and then you said,
(you said)
"You're crazy,
Why do you keep doing this?
Everything is fine."
Then I think I'm crazy
I do this all the time.
Until I start to think that nothing's even wrong
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
Sometimes your intentions are totally impossible to read.
(What does that mean?)
Sometimes even I have no idea what I need.
(I wish I did.)
I'm crazy
Why do I keep doing this?
Everything is fine
Then you think I'm crazy
I do this all the time
Until I start to think that something's really wrong.
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
Looking through my window at the big, blue sky
The lazy sun is shining, so I run outside
To look for you, I look for you
And then it starts to rain.
Is that the way it really is?
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
Maybe I am hiding in my own confusion.
Maybe we're just a picture in my head.
Maybe what if it could be the way I wish it really was.
Maybe I don't want to see it the way it really is.
The way it really is.
The way it really is.
The way it really is.

Bring Me Up

I was quiet
I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
(I wanted you to make it stop,
I wanted you to bring me up.)
You were wrong
And I was right
And I wanted you to bring me up.
(Mmm, you know me well,
This is something that I shouldn't have to tell you.)
We shared humidity, and orange roses,
And poking fun at all our friends.
They have their barbecues, and we have our arguments;
We never can agree.
You said, "When you don't talk you take it out on me."
I was quiet
I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
You were wrong
And I was right
And I wanted you to bring me up.
We took a ride on our motorbike.
I couldn't talk to you, but my arms were wrapped
Around you tight.
We stopped at Smokey's, parked the bike outside.
So scared to be sad, to keep the tears in I looked up at the sky
And took another ride.
But I was quiet
And I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
You were wrong
And I was right
And I wanted you to bring me up.
We have us.
Is that enough?
What is it worth to you?
We have us.
Is it enough?
And what is it worth to you?
You said,"It's worth everything, hey baby, take a look.
It's worth all the pennies in my pocketbook."
But I was quiet
And I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
Yeah I was quiet
And I was tired
And I wanted you to bring me up.
So I was wrong
And you were right.
Bring me home.

What Am I Supposed To Say

Waiting for the super buzz, the second dose, the inspiration,
But something strange is going on.
I'm in the middle of another stupid conversation.
I can't believe so many days have gone by since I tried to talk to you,
But something strange is going on.
I've got both sides of it and I'm waiting for the other one to come.
(where's the messenger?)
You're too late, great,
What am I supposed to say?
That he's done something wrong, and he's gonna have to pay.
Late, great,
What am I supposed to say?
That he begs to be beside you?
Off and running.
It's stunning, you're caught off guard.
You feel forgotten, afraid of, in the dark.
This fixer upper's not my idea of what you should be after,
Not much laughter when you're penciled in.
Sometimes the sun isn't bright enough in your apartment, the sun.
You have to lean towards the lamp, to get anything done.
But you're too late, great,
What am I supposed to say?
That he's done something wrong, and he's gonna have to pay.
Late, great,
What am I supposed to say?
That he begs to be beside you.

Everyday

Goodbye my love
I am going
I am slowing you down.
I can feel you stop breathing when I come around,
I'm slowing you down.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Love turns it's back just to stand in my way.
Goodbye my love
You don't get me,
You don't let me inside.
You once held me close when you wanted to hide.
You pulled me in close just to push me aside.
Goodbye.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Love turns it's back just to stand in my way.
Goodbye my love
I'm going away,
I know you won't follow me far.
Once I went out just to look at the stars.
I asked you to join me, but you were too tired.
I wanted you to see them too.
How could I let myself need you?
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Goodbye my love
I am going
I am slowing you down
I can feel you stop breathing when I come around.
I'm slowing you down.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday love turns it's back just to stand in my way.

Someone You Should Know

Who do you think you are?
You're talking so loud,
You bury the sound of your heart that's singing out.
And where do you wanna be?
On the top of your world,
Where you're just a girl who forgot what it's like to dream.
You leave everything behind,
But you're so tired,
One day you might open up your eyes to find
What you got isn't what you wanted.
What you need just happens to be
What you got, what you've always wanted.
What you need just happens to be
Someone you should know.
But you tried to hide between the lines of a story never told.
I've seen you run away-
You're afraid of the fall,
The weight of it all is too much.
But you might change your mind.
If you'd stand up one day you might open up your eyes to find
What you got isn't what you wanted.
What you need just happens to be
What you got, what you've always wanted.
What you need just happens to be someone you should know
How do you keep it up?
It's all just a front, a dangerous stunt,
You're gonna come down soon enough.
Open up your eyes.
Don't be scared,
You might find you had it all the time.
What you got is what you wanted.
What you need just happened to be
What you tried so hard to hide,
It was there between the lines of a story never told
About someone you should know.
What you got is what you wanted
What you need just happens to be someone you should know.

Payback

Is this how it ends?
Lying in bed, talking to a cheap tape recorder
Instead of my friends.
In bed with a low grade fever.
They wanted to know, how could I leave you?
I can't tell them that,
It might sound like revenge.
But some things don't need a payback.
Some things are sure, some things you can feel safe about.
Is this how it starts?
I was waiting for my head to clear up-
I thought I was smart, I'd find the answers in time.
But the answers I find aren't what you want to hear.
They're not even close.
But some things don't need a payback.
Some things are sure, some things you can feel safe about.
Some things don't need a clear up.
I remember good things, like the van breaking down.
I sat on your lap in the auto repair,
And you touched my hair
While the heavy drops rain on the pavement outside.
Don't take revenge,
Just let it lie.
The easiest thing is if you just let it die.
Don't give me a chance,
You don't owe me that.
Don't follow me out,
Unless you're coming for some payback.
But some things don't need a payback.
Some things are sure, some things you can feel safe about.
Some things don't need a clear up.
Why did I leave?
How long did it take?
It could take forever.
But some things don't need a payback.
You got that?

Take Me Back

We used to be best friends
Hanging out in the parking lot
Like the day would never end.
You came up with all the plans
I'll be waiting by my window,
In your brother's car you've come to rescue me
Cause I need you to
Take me out, make me laugh
Never say now I want to go
Back home, all alone
And it makes me sad, cause now you won't
Take me out, make me laugh
Never say now I want to go
Back home, all alone
And it makes me sad, cause now you won't.
We used to dream all day.
Play guitar like a rock and roll star
Sing along while the record played
‘round and ‘round and ‘round
We would never come down
Take me out, make me laugh
Never say now I want to go
Back home, all alone
And it makes me sad, cause now you won't
Take me out, make me laugh
Never say now I want to go
Back home, all alone
And it makes me sad, cause now you won't
Let me go
If I'm the one you're holding on to
Let me go
Cause after all this time I know that I'm the one who can't let go.
Take me out, make me laugh
Never say now I want to go
Back home, all alone
And it makes me sad, cause now you won't
Repeat chorus
We used to be best friends.
Hanging out in the parking lot like the day would never end.
Take me back.

 

Catch The Moon

Big Rock Candy Mountain

There is a land I've heard about
Where the clouds are with many clouds
The air is clear, and I hear, the good times roll like water
There's a silver lake and a gold one too
You can paddle all around in a wooden canoe
In the big rock candy mountains

There is a land I've heard about
Where springtime's never over
The air is sweet, and your friends all meet
And you feel the four-leaf clover
I'm bound to go
Where there ain't snow
Where the rain don't fall
And the winds don't blow
In the big rock candy mountains

In the big rock candy mountains
There's a land that's fair and bright
Where the pennies grow on bushes
And you sleep out every night
And the cows are in the meadows
And they're eating buttercups
I'm bound to go where there ain't snow
Where the rain don't fall
And the winds don't blow
In the big rock candy mountains

Oh, the buzzing of the bees in the peppermint trees,
And the soda water fountains
The lemonade springs and the bluebird sings
In the big rock candy mountain

Little Red Caboose

Little red caboose
Little red caboose riding behind the train, choo choo
Get your ticket and get onboard
We're gonna ride the train, choo choo
Get your ticket and get onboard
We're gonna ride that train, choo choo
Little red caboose
Little red caboose riding behind the train, choo choo

Oh Susanna

One, two, three

I come from Alabama,
With the banjo on my knee,
I'm bound for Louisiana,
My true love for to see.

It rained all night the day I left,
The weather it was dry,
The sun so hot I froze myself,
Susanna, don't you cry

Oh, Susanna,
Oh, don't you cry for me,
I come from Alabama,
With the banjo on my knee.

I had a dream the other night
When everything was still
I dreamt I saw Susanna
Coming up a hill
Buckwheat cakes was in her mouth
Tears were in her eyes
I said I'd come to take her home
Susanna don't you cry.

Oh, Susanna,
Oh, don't you cry for me,
I come from Alabama,
With the banjo on my knee.

Oh, Susanna,
Oh, don't you cry for me,
I come from Alabama,
With the banjo on my knee

Oh, Susanna,
Oh, don't you cry for me,
I come from Alabama,
With the banjo on my knee

Catch The Moon

Can you catch the moon
And hold it in your hands
Cause I can catch the moon
And I do my moondance
I press my hands together
And slowly spin around
Tell my moonbird sister
To pick me up
And we'll go flying
Can you see what shines
When it's dark outside
Cause I can see the moonshine
When I look in your eyes
When I catch the moon
I throw it to you
And you'd be happy too
I do that for you
We can dance together
And slowly spin around
Cause you're my moonbird sister
I can see you, you're laughing

You can catch me
You'll be happy
I can see you
You're laughing

You can catch me
You'll be happy
I can see you
I'm so happy

You can catch me
I'm so happy
I can see you
You're laughing

La Manita

Que linda la manita
Que tiene mi bebe
Que linda que bella
Que bonita es

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Mommy is playing her guitar
You can gaze at the stars
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
How I wonder what you are!
Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Stop And Go

Stop
Go
Go
Tiptoe
Go
Stretch
Go
Jump, jump
Shake, dance
Stop
Go
One two, one two
Move, shake, shake it
Stop
Go
Dance, jumping
Look up at the sky
Jump, jump around
Rock and roll
Shake
Shake
Stop
Go
Come on
Hop, hop, hop
Stop
Go
Shoot a bow and arrow
One more time
I'll laugh
Stop
Go
Jump
Stop
One more time
Go
Shake
Shake
Stop

New Morning

Can't you hear that rooster crowin'?
Rabbit runnin' down across the road
Underneath the bridge where the water flowed through
So happy just to see you smile
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning
On this new morning with you.

Can't you hear that motor turnin'?
Automobile comin' into style
Comin' down the road for a country mile or two
So happy just to see you smile
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning
On this new morning with you.

The night passed away so quickly
It always does when you're with me.

Can't you feel that sun a-shinin'?
Ground hog runnin' by the country stream
This must be the day that all of my dreams come true
So happy just to be alive
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning
On this new morning with you.

So happy just to be alive
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning
New morning with you
On this new morning, new morning
New morning with you

Oh Groundhog

Groundhog lives way down in the hole
Groundhog lives way down in the hole
He's got to hide away from the cold
Oh, groundhog

Groundhog sleeping all winter along
Groundhog sleeping all winter along
Sleep right through the snow and the storms
Oh, groundhog

Dreams about the warm sunshine
Dreams about the warm sunshine
Chasing the bees and the butterflies
Oh, groundhog

Oh when will the winter end
Oh when will the winter end
Look out the window, it's snowing again
Oh, groundhog

One fine day the groundhog knows
One fine day the groundhog knows
He wakes up cause spring is close
Oh, groundhog

Up through the tunnel into the air
Up through the tunnel into the air
Don't see a shadow, spring is here
Oh, groundhog

Butterfly

Butterfly, close your eyes, butterfly
Fold your wings
Dream sweet dreams, butterfly.
When you feel the sun warm on your face again
You will fly
Spread your wings
Butterfly.

Butterfly, close your eyes, butterfly
Fold your wings
Beautiful things, butterfly.
When you feel the sun warm on your face again
You will fly
Spread your wings, beautiful things
Butterfly

Donguri / Rolling Acorn

Donguri korokoro donburiko
Oikeni hamatte saa taihen
Dojouga detekite konnichiwa
Bocchan isshoni asobimasho
Donguri korokoro yorokonde
Shibaraku isshoni asondaga yappari oyamaga koishikute
Naitewa dojouwo komaraseta

An acorn roll over and over
He fell into a pond well grave
A loach is come out and said hello
Let's play together
An acorn roll over and over with joy
They play together for a little while, but he long for mountain after all
He is embarassed a loach with crying

Free Little Bird

I'm as free a little bird as I can be
I'm as free a little bird as I can be
Gonna build my nest in a big oak tree
Where no one can never bother me

If I was a little fish
I'd never bite a hook or a line
No I'd swim way out to the middle of the sea
And leave all you big fish behind

If I was a mole in the ground
If I was a mole in the ground
I would roop that mountain down
If I was a mole in the ground

I'm as free a little bird as I can be
I'm as free a little bird as I can be
Gonna build my nest in a big oak tree
Where no one can never bother me

Take me home, little bird, take me home
Take me home by the light of the moon
With the moon shining bright
And the stars are getting light
Take me home, little bird, take me home

I'm as free a little bird as I can be
I'm as free a little bird as I can be
Gonna build my nest in a big oak tree
Where no one can never bother me

Fais Do Do

What is Fais Do Do?
What does that mean?
Go to sleep

Fais do do, Colas mon petit frere
Fais do do, t'auras du lolo.
Maman est en haut,
Qui fait des gateaux
Papa est en bas,
Qui fait du chocolat.
Fais do do, Colas mon petit frere
Fais do do, t'auras du lolo

The Way It Really Is

Window shopping

Try me on take me home
The tags are on
It's still a loan
Warranty is in the sack
You can always take me back
And go

Window shopping
Window shopping again

Scan the shelves for something red
It's different
It's brighter than the ones you had to have
They didn't last
They just fade
And you go

Window shopping again
Window shopping again
There's no stopping your window shopping
Window shopping again

There's miles and miles
Of strip mall smiles
Waiting to take you home
And all the conversations'
Not so subtle invitations
But isn't that what this is all about?

Oops, there's a hole in the shrink wrap
You didn't notice that
Lucky you, they'll take it back
The warranty is in the sack
Besides, there's always something more
Something better
A bigger store
To go

Window shopping again
Window shopping again
There's no stopping your window shopping
Window shopping again

Try me on
Take me home
The tags are on
It's still a loan
Warranty is in the sack
You can always take me back

I control the sun

I control the sun
I turn on the stars
I make all the colors that you see
As you circle me
I open up the sky
I control the speed
I can make the green lights flash
I can make you crash

Barely makes a sound
Stop when you slow down

But i can't make you see things the way i see them
I can't make you feel things the way i feel them
I can't wait around for you
I've got better things to do

Cause i control the sun
I cool down the heat
I can make the walls spin around
Erase the ground
I control the world
I can make it flat
I can make the water deep
So i can save you from the sea

Stop when you sink down
Afraid that you would drown

But i can't make you see things the way i see them
I can't make you feel things the way i feel them
I can't wait around for you
I've got better things to do
I've pushed every button
I've pulled every string
I've tried every lever
I've tried everything

Barely makes a sound
Stop when you slow down

But i can't make you see things the way i see them
I can't make you feel things the way i feel them
I can't wait around for you
I've got better things to do
Cause i control the sun
I control the sun
If i can control the sun
Then why can't i have you
I've got better things to do

Hand-me-downs

I know we're in september
And this is my house
And this is my town
But my clothes are in the case, and i am leaving
Don't tell me what you spent it on
You always lie, you always lie
And it's a decision, i am leaving

We used to say for fun,
Let's say you lived, and then you did
You were the leader of us all- the perfect fall
You speak to the weak, an old picture of me
Everybody says they want to be free
And it's a decision, so i am leaving
The powder's in the kitchen
The spoon is on the floor
Your sister says it's different now
I don't believe her anymore

And i don't want your hand-me-downs
They're old, they're all worn out
No, i don't want to hang around
I don't want your hand-me-downs

So now i'm in this hotel room
I'm free and droning on
But the music's way too loud
I wanna skip to the next song

The glass is on the counter
The sheets are on the floor
Your sister says it's not the same
I don't believe her anymore
I don't want your hand-me-downs
They're old, they're all worn out
I don't want to hang around
I don't want your hand-me-downs

So you'll lie yourself to sleep tonight
But you won't think of me
Cause your world revolves around you
Or so it seems, or so it seems
And you can't get off
And i can't get on
And yourself is all you see
So i don't want to hang around
I don't want your hand-me-downs
Anymore

You speak to the weak
An old picture of me
Everybody says they want to be free
So i am leaving

Fools like me

Everybody go
The party's over
I want to be alone
In my head
In my bed tonight
You never showed
You must really love her
You think i don't know
But i do
Yeah it's true
I think over is over

I'm right back where i started
When it comes to wanting you
I can't have what i wanted

But i did
I can
I was
I am
Only human
Living, dying
Just like any fool who ever breathed
If love is blind
If love's a drug
It always is
It always was

And love was surely made for fools like me

I know where i'm going
I'm tripping
I'm sliding around
That's okay
At least i'm exited

It wasn't how i planned it
(least i understand it now)
My feet are where i landed
(my feet landed on the ground)

But i did
I can
I was
I am
Only human
Living, dying

Just like any fool who ever breathed
If love is blind
If loves a drug
It always is
It always was
And love was surely made for fools like me

Fools like me

Maybe it's the sanest thing
Or just the sweetest kind of dream
But love was surely made for fools like me.

Try

What's the difference between you and me?
To me it's kind of small, to you it's like a prison.
What's the difference between you and me
To me it almost happens, to you it almost isn't.
How did you become so sure?

Your girlfriend never smiles, no one ever calls.
You begin to wonder if they were your friends at all.
You frown, you take a look around.
You shout, this'll never get better.

But the doubt that you grow in your field is sprouting
Turning your field into into a deeper valley.

You'd find
The mountains aren't so high
If you'd only try
To do better

9:33 in the traffic at the stoplight
Somebody hits you, nothing ever goes right
In the gridlock, nothing ever goes right.

But it's just a little scratch, not a permanent scar.
Just a tiny dent, you don't need a new car.
Just a little mess, your dreams aren't shattered.
You climb up while i hold the ladder.

You'd find
The mountains aren't so high

How many times i've tried, how many times i've missed and i've tried.
How many times i've tried, how many times i've missed and i've tried.
When everything's so difficult, i feel so low
I find a better view on the other side of the window.

So that's the difference between you and me.
What it you believed that the grass could grow
Up through the snow, it's possible

You'd find
The mountains aren't so high
If you'd only try
To do better than get by

Diamonds

Diamonds are a ritual
A prize in the cracker jack
A name that you won't get back.

Diamonds are a runaround
A game you can't win
While you wait for your life to begin.

Missed the party
Drank the punch
The drunk ones are a lucky bunch.

Diamonds play singles
So sharp and abrasive
Just look at their poor faces
It's sad.

It's not in the cards for them
Look down at their hands
You'll see nothing
Just emptiness and misery.

Missed the party
Drank the punch
The drunk ones are a lucky bunch.

Drink til they can't tell what's wrong.
Drink til they can't tell what's wrong.

Diamonds are a piece of twine
The seal on the envelope
Some guarantee of hope.

Diamonds are just rocks that shine
So i'm not the diamond kind.
I'll never see a diamond mine.

Missed the party
Drank the punch
The drunk ones are a lucky bunch.
Cause they can't remember when they've had such a bad time.
Cause they can't remember when they've had such a bad time.
No, they can't remember when they've had such a bad time.

Set, they make diamond rings.
Diamonds are the hardest things.

Would you wander

If it's really love you'd follow it forever.
Would you wander for me?
Even though you think i'm lost and you know better,
Would you wander for me?

Wandering is more than filling footprints right behind me.
How far would you go outside the lines if just to find me?

Letting go of anything that grounds us,
Would you wander for me?
Even though there's darkness all around us,
Would you wander for me?
Cause i'd wander for you.

Wandering is more than filling footprints right behind me.
How far would you go outside the lines if just to find me.

When you see that i have gone
To the edge and way beyond
Would you, would you, would you wander for me?

It doesn't matter where we are
We can be our northern star
Far above the earth and weather
Together.

Wandering is more than filling footprints right behind me.
How far would you go outside the lines if just to find me?

When you see that i have gone
To the edge and way beyond
Would you, would you, would you wander for me?

If it's really love you'd follow it forever
Would you wander for me?

Probably

I probably want to hold your hand
I probably want to kiss you
You'll probably misunderstand
I'll probably miss you.

Lately it seems nothing's clear
I probably need my glasses
You come in and out of focus

I wonder if you notice
I probably love you
I probably love you
Grass is probably green
The sky is probably blue
I'd probably do anything for you
I probably love you

You probably know just what i'm thinking
You probably don't feel like i do
You probably think i'm crazy
It's probably true

Lately everything's changed
I hardly know who i am
My heart pounds, i can't sleep
I've come to this conclusion

I probably love you
I probably love you
Grass is probably green
The sky is probably blue
I'd probably do anything for you
I probably love you

What is it about you that makes you different from the rest?
You touch a part of me i didn't know exists.

I probably love you
I probably do
Grass is probably green
The sky is probably blue
I'd probably do anything for you
I probably love you
I probably love you
I probably love you
Probably.

Accident

The heiress introduced
She waltzes in her ballroom
Swirling in her sequins, showing off her gown.
She steps on her own train,
She falls,
She cracks her jaw.

Aghast, her husband giggles.
He gasps, “she slipped on spilled champagne.”

We crowd around the accident
We want to see the worst
We crowd around the accident
We want to see what hurts

They're leaning in the corner.
He's buried in a baggie.
They say he's mischevious sometimes
She's pretty
And her elbows are so pointy
They're dangerous
Talking in the locker room
His nose bleeds so profusely.

But no one tell him, he's the star.
But they watch like at the movies that he's famous for.

We crowd around the accident
We want to see the worst
We crowd around the accident
We want to see what hurts

Two stories
About to fall
Boasting at the swing set
Marching down the hall
She yelled cause he upset her desk
Don't yell
He's picking sides
He's hitching rides to school

His father left in winter
He's no one's son
If i can poke her with a pencil
Then i can pop her with a gun

We crowd around the accident
We want to see the worst
We crowd around the accident
We want to see what hurts

We think, “i'm glad it wasn't me,”
And turn up the tv
And squeeze our eyes shut
And leave a space to see.

Lucky me

Lucky me
How bad could it be
To be alone for now
To be free

Oh, don't cry
The time, it passes by
Just think of what you'll get when you're past this

So is it allright if i go?
Is it allright if i go?

Oh, don't cry
Just think about the end
I'll find my best friend
At last

Lucky me
I'm ready for a ride
I'll jump off and take a drive
Today
So is it allright if i go?
Is it allright if i go?
Is it allright if i go?

Oh, don't cry
It's time to say goodbye.

So is it allright if i go?
Is it allright if i go?

Now I understand

Oh, when i turned five i got a piece of cake,
The corner with the rose.
I leaned in close,
And i told him that i loved him, and he ran.
It made my heart stop.
It made my heart stop.

Now i understand that my heart doesn't stop,
Even though it feels like it could explode.
Now i understand that my heart doesn't stop,
It beats on and on and on.

And in the afternoon i put on my best swimming suit,
And spied across the pool at all my friends,
But i sat on the steps, in the shallow end alone
Because my heart stopped.
It made my heart stop.

I didn't get what i expected.
Reached out and i got rejected.
I couldn't have it cause i checked it off.
Felt sad, i didn't understand it.
Why would this happen to me?
But my heart, it didn't stop,
It beat on and on and on.

Now i understand that my heart doesn't stop
Even though it feels like it could explode.
Now i understand that my heart doesn't stop,
It beats on and on and on.

Camp Lisa

Ready for the Summer

Are you ready for the summer
Are you ready for the sunshine
Are you ready for the birds and bees, the apple trees
And a whole lot of fooling around

Are you ready for the summer
Are you ready for the hot nights
Are you ready for the fireflies, the moonlit skies
And a whole lot of fooling around
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
No more pencils, no more books
No more teachers dirty looks
No more math and history
Summer time has set us free

Are you ready for the summer
Are you ready for the good times
Are you ready some lovin' fun in the sun
Cause the summer is waiting for you

No more pencils, no more books
No more teachers dirty looks
No more math and history
Summer time has set us free

Are you ready for the summer
Are you ready for the good times
Are you ready some lovin' fun in the sun
Cause the summer is waiting for you

Woodchuck #1

How much wood
Could a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck
Could chuck
Wood
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
A woodchuck
Could chuck
As much wood
As a woodchuck
Could chuck

If a woodchuck
Could chuck
Wood

Wake Up Song

Everybody wake up
(Wake up)
Everybody wake up
(Wake up)

Open your eyes, jump out of bed
Open your eyes, jump out of bed
If you're on the bottom bunk
Don't bump your head

Everybody wake up
(Wake up)
Everybody wake up
(Wake up)
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Find your shoes, find your sock
Find your shoes, find your other sock
Don't hit the snooze on your alarm clock

Everybody wake up
(Wake up)
Everybody wake up
(Wake up)

Everybody wake up
(Wake up)
Everybody wake up
(Wake up)

Toothbrush, toothpaste
Now wash your face
Roll out, sound off

It's time to get up
You've gotta get up
It's time to get up this morning

Best Friend

Your hands were in your pockets
Your head over your eyes
You didn't seem to know anybody
And neither did I

Then they started introductions
And name game all around
Everybody else took it seriously
But you and me
We laughed until we cried

When I first met you
I didn't think I liked you
But now that I know you
You could be my best friend
You could be my best friend
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I am from the city
From the middle of nowhere
And we don't talk to strangers
I'll talk to anyone who's there

I like dogs and you like cats
I wear lots of colors and you wear only black
But we don't take these too seriously
So you and me, we're the perfect pair
Yeah, you and me, we're the perfect pair

When I first met you
I didn't think I liked you
But now that I know you
You could be my best friend
You could be my best friend

And then in a while
We'll look back and smile

'Cause when I first met you
I didn't think I liked you
But now that I know you
You could be my best friend
You could be my best friend

When I first met you
I didn't think I liked you
But now that I know you
You could be my best friend

When I first met you
I didn't think I liked you
Now that I know you
You could be my best friend

You could be my best friend
You could be my best friend
You could be my best friend

Grandma's in the Cellar

Grandma's in the cellar
Oh Lordy can't you smell her
Cooking biscuits on that darned old dirty stove
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
In her eye there is some matter
That keeps dripping in the batter
And she whistles while the (snuff sound) runs down her nose!

Down her nose
Down her nose
And she whistles while the (snuff sound) runs down her nose

Woodchuck #2

How much wood
Could a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck
Could chuck
Wood
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
A woodchuck
Could chuck
As much wood
As a woodchuck
Could chuck

If a woodchuck
Could chuck
Wood

Home On The Range

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
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Oh, give me a land where the bright diamond sand
Flows leisurely down to the stream
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
Like a star in a heavenly dream

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Father Abraham

Father Abraham had seven sons
And seven sons had Father Abraham
And they never laughed
And they never cried
All they did was go like this
With a right arm

Father Abraham had seven sons
And seven sons had Father Abraham
And they didn't laugh
And they didn't cry
All they did was go like this
With a left arm and a right arm
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Father Abraham had seven sons
And seven sons had Father Abraham
And they never laughed
They didn't cry
All they did was go like this
With a left arm and a right arm and a left leg

Father Abraham had seven sons
And seven sons had Father Abraham
And they never laughed
And they never cried
All they did was go like this
With a left arm and a right arm
And a left leg and a right leg

Father Abraham had seven sons
And seven sons had Father Abraham
And they didn't laugh
And they didn't cry
All they did was go like this
With a left arm and a right arm
And a left leg and a right leg
Turn around

Father Abraham had seven sons
And seven sons had Father Abraham
And they never laughed
They didn't cry
All they did was go like this

Woodchuck #3

How much wood
Could a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck
Could chuck
Wood
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
A woodchuck
Could chuck
As much wood
As a woodchuck
Could chuck

If a woodchuck
Could chuck
Wood

Love Is A Rose

Love is a rose but you better not pick it
It only grows when it's on the vine
Handful of thorns and you'll know you've missed it
Lose your love when you say the word mine

I wanna see what's never been seen
I wanna live that age old dream
Come on boy, let's get together
Let's take the best right now

Love is a rose but you better not pick it
It only grows when it's on the vine
Handful of thorns and you'll know you've missed it
Lose your love when you say the word mine
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I wanna go to an old hoedown
Long ago in a western town
Pick me up when my feet are dragging
Give me a lift and I'll hay your wagon

Love is a rose but you better not pick it
It only grows when it's on the vine
Handful of thorns and you'll know you've missed it
Lose your love when you say the word mine

Love is a rose but you better not pick it
It only grows when it's on the vine
Handful of thorns and you'll know you've missed it
Lose your love when you say the word mine
Mine, mine, mine

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly
Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly

First you take the peanuts
And you pick 'em, you pick 'em
You pick 'em, pick 'em, pick 'em
And you smash 'em, you smash 'em
You smash 'em, smash 'em, smash 'em
And you spread 'em, you spread 'em
You spread 'em, spread 'em, spread 'em
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Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly
Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly

Then you take the grapes
And you pick 'em, you pick 'em
You pick 'em, pick 'em, pick 'em
And you smash 'em, you smash 'em
You smash 'em, smash 'em, smash 'em
And you spread 'em, you spread 'em
You spread 'em, spread 'em, spread 'em

Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly
Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly

Then you take your sandwich
And you bite it, you bite it
You bite it, bite it, bite it
And you chew it, you chew it
You chew it, chew it, chew it
And you swallow it, you swallow it
You swallow it, swallow it, swallow it

The Cookie Jar Chant

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Francesca stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Nicole stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?
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Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Vincent stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Parker stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Lisa stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?

Dog stole the cookie from the cookie jar
There's crumbs and a whiskers and poppets on the floor
Yes you, then who?

The Cookie Jar

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Michelle stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Jill stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Someone stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Cause there are no cookies in there anymore
No more cookies, only cookie crumbs
An I'm really kinda mad 'cause I wanted some
For me, for you, for me, us too

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Lisa stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who?

Dog stole the cookie from the cookie jar
There's crumbs and a whiskers and poppets on the floor
Yes you, then who?

Someone stole the cookie from the cookie jar
He stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Our dog stole the cookie from the cookie jar
Someone stole the cookie from the cookie jar

H.A.P.P.Y.

Is everybody happy
H.A.P.P.Y.

It's Not Goodbye

Now what if I never kiss your lips again
Or feel the touch of your sweet embrace
How would I ever go on
Without you there's no place to belong
Well someday love is going to lead you back to me
But till it does I'll have an empty heart
So I'll just have to believe
Somewhere out there you're thinking of me
Until the day I let you go
Until we say our next hello
It's not goodbye
Till I see you again
I'll be right here remembering when
And if time is on our side
There will be no tears to cry on down the road
There is one thing I can't deny
It's not goodbye
You'd think I'd be strong enough to make it trough
And rise above when the rain falls down
But it's so hard to be strong
When you've been missing somebody so long
It's just a matter of time I'm sure
But time takes time and I can't hold on
So won't you try as hard as you can
To put my broken heart together again
And I can't deny
Till I see you
Goodbye
Goodbye

Linger

I want to linger
A little longer
A little longer here with you

It's such a perfect night
It doesn't seem quite right,
That this should be our last with you

I want to linger
A little longer
A little longer here with you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And come September
We will remember
Our camping days and friendships true

And as the years roll by
I'll think of you and sigh
This is "good luck" and not "good-bye"

I want to linger
A little longer here with you

I want to linger
A little longer
A little longer here with you

And as the years go by
I'll think of you and sigh
This is "good night" and not "good-bye"

I want to linger
A little longer
A little longer here with you

I want to linger
A little longer
A little longer here with you

I want to linger
A little longer
A little longer here with you

I want to linger
A little longer
A little longer here with you

No Fairy Tale

No Fairy Tale

A prince in the summer
Was a drag in the spring
How could you know
That he took off his ring

And everything you wanted
Behind the castle wall
And a hundred white horses
Were stuck in the stall

It's no fairy tale
There's no breadcrumb trail
To lead you back, but it's just as well
That's a better one to tell

You tried but you can't bear the weight
Of the glitter and the glue
So you lie down to dream
Of the kiss that'll wake you

Once upon a time can lead
To a hapless ever after
And when the tears are real
So is the laughter
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It's no fairy tale
There's no breadcrumb trail
To lead you back but it's just as well
You can close the book and curse the turn it took
And tell the true story of how you felt
That's a better one to tell

And when it's told the leaves are turning red and gold
And no one had to come along and cast a spell

It's no fairy tale, there's no breadcrumb trail
To lead you back, but it's just as well
And you can close the book
And curse the turn it took
Tell the true story of how you fell
That's a better one to tell
That's a better one to tell

The 90's

Betsy cut my dress a little shorter
Get me ready for my video
One take I'll shake it up on MTV
All eyes on me

John make my platforms a little higher
I gotta walk without my band
All eyes on me
They say I'm folk but I like Bowie
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Those were the 90's
And times flies so fast
You say you love me then
But I don't wanna go back

We let our hair grow long, so long
Got biker boots and wrote tough songs
So I'm the angel, she is the demon
All the words have too much meaning

Those were the 90's
And times flies so fast
You say you love me then
But I don't wanna go back
No, I don't wanna go back

He can't spit out what he thinks
Waits to hear and then agrees
Still sends me a limousine
So alternative just like everybody else in the mainstream


One, two, three, go

No, I don't wanna go, wanna go back
Those were the 90's
And times flies so fast
You say you love me then
But I don't wanna go back
No, I don't wanna go back...

Weak Day

Got a house on my back
Pushing me over
Making me weak on my feet
And a head on my shoulders
Makes me uneasy
Making me dizzy for weeks

You got me on a weak day
You got me at a bad time to talk
A screw loose and rolling
Into a pile in the corner
I thought I should warn you

I got a shark at my ankles
Hung by a tightrope
I'm scrappy/unhappy again
And that I'll never last like this
it makes me too tired
I'm loaded on vodka, two straws and soda
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You got me on a weak day
You got me on a bad time to talk
But you got me on a weak day
You got me at the worst time of all

I'm on over filled up and far gone
I tried to warn you but that's not my job
‘Cause somebody took me down from on the top shelf
It couldn't get worse I say to myself

And I've got my head screwed on so tight it hurts
Sometimes it don't work
So I got the prescription

To take the time off
Make it unravel
Go out and travel for days
Bring back my stories
Stopping your worries
I'm trying to keep them at bay

But you got me on a weak day
Oh it's such a bad time to talk
You caught me on a weak day
You got me at the worst time of all

Get me when I'm soft
And my shoes falling off
And I'll make my way back again

But you got me on a weak day
You got me at the worst time of all
I'm not feelin' well
I'm cracked like a bell
I'm shot like a shell to pieces

Walls

I can't tell you how I feel
But listen in to the radio playing my heart
Sing the words I can't say to you
The way I've always wanted to

I'm scared to tell you how I feel
I build it up and it's gonna break me
I don't want to say what's in my head
I'd tell the truth if I knew you would take me

Oh my walls, won't you come down
Don't keep me here locked up forever
Oh my walls, won't you come down
How will we be together
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I can't tell you how I feel
But listen in to the radio playing my heart
They sing the words that I can't say
You can turn it up when you think I'm far away

Oh my walls, won't you come down
Don't keep me here locked up forever
Oh my walls, won't you come down
How will we be together

I can't make another mistake
I know it's right now or never
Oh my walls, if you won't come down
We'll never be together
We'll never be together 
We'll never be together

A Hot Minute

They washed my windows
And then ripped the forest right out before my eyes
I was in the window barely dressed amazed myself had to decide
Leave the left one and some scruff along the fence I screamed through the glass
Can you believe this but no one was there to hear me gasp

You don't want to know what happens
When I start to follow you around
You don't want to see what happens
When I befriend everyone you've ever known
So give it up now it's a hot minute that lasts a lifetime
I'm not asking for forever I'm just asking for tonight
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I canceled dinner, I was starving alone but I just didn't want to cook
I stole a car and drove around behind you, giving you my saddest look
Through our open windows I explained to you why I was there
And you pulled right over to the side of the road to tell me you didn't care

You don't want to know what happens
When I start to follow you around
You don't want to see what happens
When I befriend everyone you've ever known
So give it up now it's a hot minute that lasts a lifetime
I'm not asking for forever I'm just asking for tonight
I'm just asking for tonight

I want my love to last a lifetime, do you
With those eyes and that smile I'm sure you do
I want my love to last a lifetime, do you
With those eyes and that smile I'm sure you do

I want my love to last a lifetime, do you
With those eyes and that smile I'm sure you do
I want my love to last a lifetime, do you
With those eyes and that smile I'm sure you do

You don't want to know what happens
When I start to follow you around
You don't want to see what happens
When I befriend everyone you've ever known
So give it up now it's a hot minute that lasts a lifetime
I'm not asking for forever I'm just asking for tonight

Give it up now (give it up now)
It's a hot minute that lasts a lifetime
I'm not asking for forever I'm just asking for tonight
I'm just asking for tonight
I'm just asking for

So give it up now it's a hot minute that lasts a lifetime
I'm not asking for forever I'm just asking for tonight

Sick, Sick, Sick

Sick, sick, sick
They watch you closely
They love you mostly when they watch the time

Tick, tock, tick
They want you breathing on your own
If you could get up then they'd take you home

But that won't do
There's something wrong with you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Think, think, think
Do you remember
It was last November on your birthday when they brought you in

Dot, dot, dot, dash
V for victory
You flashed your hand
And threw your cake into the garbage can

Oh misery
There's something wrong with me

Now they sit by your bed
And they hide from each other by your side
With each other and play games.
They don't talk, they'd rather watch the clock

Tick, tock, tick, tock
Tick, tock, tick, tock
Tick, tock, tick, tock
Tick, tock, tick, tock

Tic, tac, toe
No two turns in a row, that's cheating
X X O
You never win
But you want to play again

You're the only reason that they spend this time together
Don't be scared to share the news
Afraid to say you've made the trade for bells and whistles
No more thorns and thistles for you
No more crazy in the head, no more lying in your bed

Jump up high
And let them know that you are happy
Oh it's okay to show them that you're well
Celebrate if they can't take it they can go to hell

Matches

There's wood for the fire
But there's no matches, no matches
Been here for awhile
But there's no matches, no matches

Just fools on a wire
Balancing old and untried
So we will fall into the night
‘Cause there's no matches, no matches

Last night I closed my eyes
Saw my life flashing, flashing
Why am I so surprised
That it's not lasting, lasting

I can't make a sound
‘Cause I have burned to the ground
Ashes and dust falling down
Among the old matches, matches
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Please wash the ashes away
You know I don't like to beg
But give me a spark to cut the grey
‘Cause there's no matches, no matches
No more matches
No, no, no, no 

Married

You said there's something about the way he says your name
When you're hanging, conversations in the front lounge
You discuss your favorite movies
He's never seen the Newsies
But you both love anything Stephen King

You see him watching from the corner of your eye
He's always good at pretending he's preoccupied
This is becoming so much more than you had planned
You're only friends he swears it oh, you're just a lousy liar

He's married
He's married
You don't know what you're doing

You said he stares at you with the same eyes that squint in the sun
And every morning he still wakes up beside her now
Some silly papers made a love that once burned wild
Into a joke that wasn't funny can't be funny when it hurts
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
He's married
He's married
You don't know what you're doing

He's married
He's married
You don't know what you're doing
What you're doing, what you're doing

How are you supposed to heal this broken man
Put him together, fix him right up
You're such a tiny girl
You say he's always loving you so well but you can't be his yet

He's married
He's married
You don't know what you're doing

He's married
He's married
You don't know what you're doing
What you're doing

He's married
He's married
You don't know what you're doing

Swept Away

Sometimes it'll all roll out
And sometimes you have to make it happen
I've seen it fall into my lap
And I've seen it walk away

So there you are
Feeling like a fallen star
Can't read the headlines now, they're faded

Tied to your phone
Rock under paper, like a sitting stone
You've never seemed so sad and jaded

Swept away
You wanted to get swept away
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
No luck so far
Who knew it could be so hard
Waiting for the lights to change

You want to know
If it's green, if it's gonna go
You're looking for someone to blame

Sometimes it'll all roll out
And sometimes you have to make it happen
I've seen it fall into my lap
And I've seen it walk away

Swept away
You wanted to get swept away

‘Cause it's so dry, dry here at home
Things could change, oh baby only things could change
But you won't try, try anymore

Sometimes it'll all roll out
And sometimes you have to make it happen
I've seen it fall into my lap
And I've seen it walk away

One day you'll learn
The path is long, the road is worn
You have to try, and try, and try and try and try and try again

Sometimes it'll all roll out
Sometimes you have to make it happen
I've seen it fall into my lap
And I've seen it walk away

Sometimes it'll all roll out
And sometimes it even makes you happy
I've seen it fall into my lap
Don't let it walk away

He Loved You So Much

Cool
Wearing corduroy
There's that horrible feeling
That nothing feeling

You had your moments, but seemed kind of standoffish
And kept stepping off the sidewalk on the way out of your office
You were always there, you were always there

He wanted to walk next to you
I'm not sure you ever wanted to meet him on time
Yeah, you seem like you'd mind it, getting recognized
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But he loved you so much
He stayed by your side
He loved you so much
He would never leave you
He loved you so much
He was scared to tell you

He was the one who'd really lived, honestly
And you were the one who drove dangerously at night
Not like cowboys and shootouts, but distracted by the cigarette light

It was you who wanted to leave his sweet, sweet eyes
You tried, seemed like you tried
But not hard enough
No, not hard enough

But he loved you so much
He stayed by your side
He loved you so much
He would never leave you
He love you so much
He was scared to tell you

He loved you so much
He stayed by your side
He loved you so much
He would never leave you
He love you so much
He was scared to tell you

Together, here on Earth
“it's nothing special,” you said
But why on Earth would you seem interested
But try to get it over with

He loved you so much
he stayed by your side
He loved you so much
He would never leave you
He would never leave you
He was scared to tell you

He loved you so much
He stayed by your side
He loved you so much
He would never leave you
He loved you so much
He was scared to tell you

He loved you so much
He stayed by your side
He loved you so much
He would never leave you
He loved you so much
He was scared to tell you

Cool
I had a feeling
A bad, bad feeling

It was never as cold
As it is now, you said
He used to offer you his jacket
But you can't take it anymore
You can't take it anymore

Ami, I'm Sorry

Ami, I'm sorry
I am calling
But I feel like I want to come home
I'm sorry, I tried
But these tears in my eyes
They've blurred all my vision

Well I know it's not safe when you can't see the road
And you always thought that I'd make it alone
But now all I've done is to prove you wrong

Ami, I'm sorry
I want to come home

Ami, I'm sorry
Don't hang up the phone
Yeah I know that it's too late to call
What's bothering me's how
I can't figure out where I am

It's hard to ask for help from you now
But I've reached the end on the edge of this town
And I don't want to give up, ‘cause I'll just let you down
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Ami, I'm sorry
I don't even know where I'm calling you from

Ami, it's raining and I don't really care
If I ever see the sun shining again

Ami, I'm sorry
I promised so much
Ami, I'm sorry
I'm feeling so lost
Ami, I'm sorry
I'm making you sad
I don't know what I'm going to do

But Ami, I'm sorry
I am calling
Ami, I'm sorry
I am calling
Ami, I'm sorry

Ami, I'm sorry
I'm calling
Ami, I'm sorry
I'm calling
But I feel like I want to come home

The Worst

What if we could pass down heart break
Give the gift of making mistakes
Would I train my heart and not be so dramatic

I've been breaking my heart for the past ten years
And it looks good and it feels good too

What if we could train our muscles
And only use the ones that help us
What if I could find the answers for you

What if we could only smile
And sadness didn't seem to pile up
And what if you and I were meant to be together

I've been breaking my heart for the past ten years
And it looks good and it feels good too
I've been breaking my heart for the past ten years
And it looks good and it feels good

Don't worry the worst is there to comfort you
Don't worry the worst is there to comfort you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
What if I just upped and called you
Told you that I was thinking of you
What if you were too busy would you take the time

I've been breaking my heart for the past ten years
And it looks good and it feels good too
I've been breaking my heart for the past ten years
And it looks good and it feels good

Don't worry the worst is there to comfort you
Don't worry the worst is there to comfort you
Don't worry the worst is always there to comfort you
Don't worry the worst is always there to comfort you

A Holiday Song

Everyone's still sore from the holidays
Another pumpkin pie is burned
I still don't have someone to turn to

Everyone is still stuck in their own ways
Hallmark ruined expectations bright
It never works out right

No greeting cards, just bleeding hearts
    And they won't rescue you

Everyone's still sore from the holidays
I'm through

Everyone's still sore from the holidays
The scoreboard's set up in the den
Your brother's hoping that he'll win

Everyone's still hazy, were there better days
No arguments at highest pitch
He said she was an “all time bitch”
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Bad judgment calls, some egos bruised
No refs around to shout, “you lose”

Everyone's still sore from the holidays
I'm through

A big ol' slice of heartbreak
A dollop of dismay
A scoop of do we have to be here
A piece of let us pray for next year

Dinner broke up early
As we shed our last tears
It's just what we expected
And we'll see you all next year

Everyone's still sore from the holidays
I'm through

Fall Back Guy

People talk
You must've known that it would get around to my ears
Nothing moves faster than a secret
It's just a matter of time
‘Til I hear whispers getting louder past my shoulder
Nothing makes headlines like, “It's over”

Tell me am I your fall back guy
Just a rainy day when the well is dry
Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings
For a curtain call
Am I your fall back guy

Don't you know it's better if you leave me
Than leave me waiting in line
Did you think I wouldn't notice did you
Think that I'd be blinded
By a smile just as wide as it is guilty
Or eyes with room for more than just me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Tell me am I your fall back guy
Just a rainy day when the well is dry
Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings
For a curtain call
Am I your fall back

Nobody runs for a silver medal
No one aims just a little shy of their mark
I'm not here to be your plan B, your wait and see
You can't keep me in the dark

Am I your fall back guy
Just a rainy day when the well is dry
Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings
Am I your fall back guy
Am I your fall back guy
Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings
For a curtain call
Am I your fall back guy

Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings
Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings

Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings
Waiting in the wings

Am I your fall back guy
Am I the second string, waiting in the wings
Just a rainy day when the well is dry

Non Albums Tracks

Airplanes

I grew up where throwing rocks in canyons is not allowed.
I grew up where growing up makes me awkward and proud.
I grew up were it was a difficult drive to the airport,
And I hope you have a good ride, cause my mother, you know,
She doesn't like to fly.
I grew up were it was a difficult drive to the airport,
But I grew up.
School, school, swimming pool,
I walk barefoot home from school.
School, school.
And mother, that's a hard word, the things that you're leaving,
The things that you're missing, the things you don't know.
And father, that's a hard word, the things that you're needing,
The things that you're missing, the things that don't show.
How happy do you have to be to be happy?
How sad do you have to be to be sad?
Do you have to be sad?
Do you have to be?
I grew up where throwing rocks in canyons is not allowed.

All day

( The best of album )

I'd play all day if I could,
But I haven't got all the time in the world.

Your head hangs down, hangs down.
Your face so long so long.
Your weight carries, your weight carries so hard.

Your baby brother's playing, and now he's asleep.

And I'd play all day if I could I'd
Run, run away if I could and I'd
Stand in your way if I could but I
Haven't got all the time in the world.

Your head hangs down, hangs down.
Your face so long so long.
Your baby brother would like to say he loves you,
But he cant seem to find you.

He'd like to say I love you but now he's asleep.
He'd like to say I love you,

And I'd play all day if I could I'd
Run, run away if I could and I'd
Stand in your way if I could but I
Haven't got all the time in the world.

Wasting time its just a stranger
No  object, no friend of mine.
Here we are and we're angry
And we're wasting time wasting time

And I'd play all day if I could I'd
Run, run away if I could and I'd
Stand in your way if I could but I
Haven't got all the time in the world.

And I'd play all day if I could but I
Haven't got all the time in the world

Birds

We are birds we
Ran from the water.
And birds we take off
Over the ocean.
We fly in flock sometimes,
Fly in a V.
But we can fly solo,
I can tell you no.
And a sea fly lands on the edge of your footprint,
I'm closer to things on the ground.
There were flowers like lace
All covering paths, like the ones leading up to your door.
They were always there blooming and spreading.
Well how come I have never seen them before?
They grow in a garden or a wild field.
They're bright and their yellow.
Oh, you know.
You sung through all of my sorrows,
The closest that I could have found.
Now I have floated down
From the top of my tears, and
I'm closer to things on the ground.
And most of this room is empty,
And the furniture that is left is rearranged.
"And I can't play you my old songs," you said,
"My hand writing has changed."
The sofas are worn in,
And the foot stools are gone.
The lights set the room a glow.
And taking someone for granted sometimes,
One voice in is more than a sound.
It's like hitting myself in the face.
Now I'm closer to things on the ground.
We are birds we
Ran from the water.
And birds we take off
Over the ocean.
And we fly.
We fly.
We fly.

Jingle Bells

(Christmas song / Redeye 2008 Holiday Sampler LP)

Oh what fun it is to ride

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Oh what fun
Oh what fun

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob-tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Now the ground is white
So go it while you're young
Take the world tonight
And sing this sleighing song

Oh jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle bells, jingle bells

Oh what fun it is to ride
Oh what fun

Oh jingle bells, jingle bells


Come back home

Come back home where the three orange suns
They set in the bottom of the globe yeah now.
Come back home where the three purple moons
They set in the bottom of the water yeah now.
You know that I've been there, and
I think you should beware; that
You know they all had faces too,
Like me.
Now Hadrian's wall, will not return,
It's crumbled to the land of nowhere;
No one sees it, no one hears it anymore.
And it scrapes my hands across the pavement,
Just to think about it,
Like the world around you does.
And you put on your crown, and your emeralds, and your rubies,
And you but on your crown.
Yeah, you put on your crown, and your emeralds and your rubies
But you can't run away like Dorothy and her dog.
Put on your crown, and your emeralds, and your rubies,
And you put on your crown.
Yeah, you put on your crown, and your emeralds and your rubies
But you can't run away just to come back.
Come back.
Come back home
Where the blue lights glow, and
The red ones glow 'til tomorrow yeah now.
Come back home
Where the three purple moons
They set in the bottom of the water yeah now.
You know that I've been there, and
I think you should beware; that
You know they all had faces too,
Like me.
When the wrinkles in your wrist are yelling,
"It won't hurt a bit!"
But you know it will,
'Cause tears and excuses wipe you off your feet
Yeah tears and excuses wipe you off your feet
Like the world around you does.
And it wipes you off your feet, like the world around you does.
And it scrapes you hands across the pavement,
Like the world around you does.
And you wish the world would,
Yeah you wish the world would change.
And you wish the world would,
Yeah you wish the world would change.
Change.
Change.
Now Hadrian's wall, will not return,
It's crumbled to the land of nowhere;
No one sees it, no one hears it anymore.
And it scrapes my hands across the pavement,
Just to think about it,
Like the world around you does.
And you put on your crown, and your emeralds, and your rubies,
And you but on your crown.
Yeah, you put on your crown, and your emeralds and your rubies
But you can't run away like Dorothy and her dog.
Put on your crown, and your emeralds, and your rubies,
Put on your crown.
And you put on your crown, and your emeralds and your rubies
But you can't run away just to come back.
Come back.
Come back.

Days were different

Days were different when you counted them in hours.
There were some things that she never wanted again.
In fragmented words, too weak to hear,
There were some things that she never wanted again.
Like: do you want to be the man she once knew?
Do you want to be the woman she knew too.
Days were different when you counted them in hours.
There were some things that she never wanted again.
Like, she won't talk of blocks, and of time,
And of clocks and how they bind.
And the days that have passed so fast that you might
Bring the past to the present, and say it is your future life.
I'm waking up from a bed of past lives lived,
'Cause I'm living my life "half-life, half-lived."
Days were different when you counted them in hours.
There were some things that she never wanted again.
In fragmented words, too weak to hear,
There were some things that she never wanted again.
Like: do you want to be the man she once knew?
Do you want to be the woman she knew too.
Do you want to be the woman
She was you.
Days are different now,
They are ours.
And days are different now,
They are mine.

Eno Ambient #5

Turn up the record barely
I won't let you sit lonely
Play the second note gently
Before the first disappears
Insomniac trends
The night never ends
Sweep the dimes off the bookshelves
Draw the shades down dim
Go out to the desert, abandon it all
Insomniac trends
The night never ends
Turn the record barely
I won't let you sit lonely
Pull the shades down slowly
Before the light reappears
The night never ends

Goodbye To Romance

( Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne )

Yesterday has been and gone
Tomorrow will I find the sun or will it rain
Everybody's having fun except me I'm the lonely one
I live in shame

I said goodbye to romance [yeah]
Goodbye to friends, I tell you
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end

I've been the king, I've been the clown
Now broken wings can't hold me down
I'm free again
The jester with the broken crown
It won't be me this time around
To love in vain

I said goodbye to romance [yeah]
Goodbye to friends, I tell you
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end

And I feel the time is right although I know that you just might say to me
What you gonna do
What you gonna do

But I have to check this chance
Goodbye to friends and to romance
And to all of you
And to all of you

Come on now!

I said goodbye to romance [yeah]
Goodbye to friends, I tell you
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end

And the winter is looking fine
And I think the sun will shine again
And I feel I've cleaned my mind
All the past is left behind again

I said goodbye to romance [yeah]
Goodbye to friends, I tell you
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end.

Guessing Games

I could be trembling when I talk to you.
I could be making up all sorts of things that are not true.
I could tell a half truth, but I cannot tell a lie.
I could tell a story that is ten feet high.
My stomach flutters, and I feel sometimes ashamed,
I'm a castle with broken shutters, and this is not a guessing game.
Oh, I could make a plea so that you and I could be we,
I could say, "Oh, it's a must that you and I should be us,"
And all the answers I would guess and you would be so, so impressed,
But I would never get a "yes," cause I have not the guts to guess.
My stomach flutters, and I feel sometimes ashamed,
I'm a castle with broken shutters, and this is not a guessing game.
I could be listening, but this is not a guessing game.
I'd guess all the answers, but this is not the same.
I could be trembling, oh, I could be afraid,
I could be wallowing, wallowing when y'all think I've got it made.

I Wish

( From Anywhere but Here Soundtrack )

I wish for a place where the earth doesn't shake
If the earth won't be still, then I will
And my friends can be my family
And they can be my company
And I'll take them to a party and we'll have fun
Can you tell me if I'm near to anywhere but here
I wish for a place where it's not such a waste
I can tell the girls my name
It's okay although it's plain
Can you tell me if I'm near to anywhere but here
If I could sleep, then I could dream of what you promised me
And everything would seem better than it is
I wish for a place that I could go
Cause everything here moves so slow
Can you tell me if I'm near to anywhere but here
I wish for a place where the earth doesn't shake
If the earth won't be still then you and I will
Can you tell me if I'm near to anywhere but here

Notes and daisies

Opening my ears to hear the poison in your words,
I see the apple in your eye.
And your smile wraps around me like a snake, a rattler,
Your smile strangles all your lies.
I don't want to send you notes and daises.
I need to smile right through your face.
So touch my lips and feel the words.
That I want to say to you.
Pretty as picture but I am here so don't be scared.
Of eyes that are so blue.
Just let yourself look closer and try to see that part of me,
That is so in love with you.
If I could let it rain but move the clouds away,
I think the sun would come up and we would go out play
On the grass.
I can't believe half way things.
I guess it just to tough to give a lot not knowing nough.
I run around you but I want to jump right into you,
And fill you up with me and
We see what you would be.
But instead when you spoke of me
My ears would have me burning.
But if you talk to me then maybe you would be learning.
I don't want to send you notes and daisies.
I need to smile right through your face.
So touch my lips and feel words,
That I want to say to you.

Single me out

( The Best of Album )

I'm stuck in my apartment on Eleventh Street, I push the pen around.
Something made me think of you, I jump into a cab going downtown.

Do you know what I really want?
I don't know what I really want.
Do you know what's going on?
What's going on?

Single me out, you've got my number.
(you've got my number)
If you wanna be my number one, single me out.
There'll be no other.
(There'll be no other)
If you wanna be my number one, single me out.

In a coffee shop on Sullivan, I pretend to read a magazine.
While I look over my shoulder to see if you're there looking for me.
Do you know what's going on?
Cause I know what's going on.
Yeah, I know what I really want.
What I really want.

Single me out, you've got my number.
(you've got my number)
If you wanna be my number one single me out.
There'll be no other.
(There'll be no other)
If you wanna be my number one single me out.

Tell me, can you hear me?
Cause I'm thinking out loud.
Tell me, would you pick me out of the crowd?

Yeah, I know what I really want.
Cause I know whats going on.
Yeah, I know what I really want.
What's going on

Single me out, you've got my number.
(you've got my number)
If you wanna be my number one, single me out.
There'll be no other.
(There'll be no other)
If you wanna be my number one, single me out
You've got my number.
(you've got my number)
If you wanna be my number one, single me out.
So many numbers.
If you wanna be my number one, single me out.

Summer

Why do you have to leave me now and go home?
Summer, it starts when i see you.
My smile, it parts when i hear you talking to me.
My heart, it beats when it's me who i know you love,
and my mind, it just goes crazy
Knowing i'm going to be with you always.

I ask you if you will hold my hand,
And you ask me if i'll kiss you.
You want to know how much i love you,
I say, "well, i guess i'll miss you."

Well, i call you on the telephone
'Cause you call me all the time,
'Cause i need to know the same of you and you the same of me,
That you're still mine.
Tell me a story about me and you
And i know how it will end-
Happily ever after, just like it will begin.
And i'll show you a happy boy and girl
If you show me a picture of me and you.
When it's time to leave, i'll ask you what to do.

I ask you if you will hold my hand,
And you ask me if i'll kiss you.
You want to know how much i love you,
I say, "Well i guess i'll miss you."

Well, i call you back on the telephone
'Cause you call me all the time,
'Cause i need to know the same of you and you the same of me,
That you're still mine

Train song

Won't you wait for me on the platform where the plaid coats wait?
Won't you wait for me on the platform where the plaid coats wait?
'Cause I've been with you, and in your state,
You're just a pliable, just a dead wait on me.
You know, once I liked you, I liked you a lot.
You were, you were everything, you were everything I'd got.
Now you're poke-faced, like in a parking lot, and
I could pay you a dollar just to hollar a lot.
Once I liked you, I liked you a lot.
And you gave wonderful hugs, when I was with you.
You gave wonderful hugs, when I was with you.
In the slow mist, it wasn't and admirable trait.
You were dancing with another and your standing so straight.
She was like a pipe dream, not a bad position.
She had long legs, had a big breast, she was an apparition.
With tempestuous eyes, we said our goodbyes.
Pulse stopped, was petrified.
I saw you as you sat down and cried.
Do you feel down under?
That's the end of your lies.
Can't you capture a cultivated whim?
No, you can stick in your toe, but you can't jump right in.
Cause you say you've happened, but I know better.
You can't right this wrong now, cause I've met her.
And you gave wonderful hugs when I was with you.
You gave wonderful hugs when I was with you.
When I was with you,
But now, she's with you.

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