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

Singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata grew up listening to Carole King, Roberta Flack, James Taylor, and the like, for music was the one thing in Yamagata's life that remained consistent. Her parents divorced when she was two, forcing her to find a balance between her German-Italian mother's apartment in New York City and the Washington, D.C. residence of her third-generation Japanese father. Such frequent travel readied Yamagata for a way of life that would eventually lead her to a professional singing career. By the time she reached Northwestern University in the mid-'90s, Yamagata had one year of piano lessons and a spiral notebook full of songs under her belt. After pursuing a degree in French for one year, she relocated to New York to become an Italian theater major at Vassar. Sporadic changes loomed ahead, however. When her acting coach at Vassar moved to Barnard College, Yamagata thought she would go, too. She eventually opted to return to Northwestern instead, where she joined the theater program and befriended the funk band Bumpus during her junior year. Bumpus was a mainstay on the club circuit in Chicago, and Yamagata soon landed a gig singing with the band. She spent six years in the lineup, recording three albums and touring the country along the way.

By 2001, however, Yamagata felt her time with Bumpus had run its course. She had a solid batch of songs that didn't gel with the band's funkafied formula, and a solo career was soon launched. Happenstance In September 2002, Yamagata landed a deal with Arista's Private Music, and her self-titled EP arrived in October. Her first full-length album, Happenstance, followed in June 2004. Featuring production from John Alagía, who had previously helmed such albums as John Mayer's Room for Squares and Dave Matthews Band's Busted Stuff, the album's pop-tinged sound found its way onto several teen-driven TV shows, including The O.C. and Alias. Happenstance also endeared Yamagata to such musicians as Ray LaMontagne, Jason Mraz, Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and Rhett Miller, all of whom invited her to perform on their albums as Yamagata readied her sophomore effort. Boosted by such support, she returned in 2008 with Elephants...Teeth Sinking into Heart, an eclectic release that featured both intimate material and PJ Harvey-inspired rock.




Happenstance
- 2004-06-08 -

Be Be Your Love
Letter Read
Worn Me Down
Paper Doll
I’ll Find A Way
1963
Under My Skin
Meet Me By The Water
Even So
I Want You
Reason Why
Moments With Oliver (Instrumental)
Quiet
Ode to (Hidden Track)


Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart
- 2008-10-07 -



Elephants
What If I Leave
Little Life
Sunday Afternoon

Elephants (Instrumental)
Duet
Over And Over
Brown Eyes
Horizon
The only fault
(Hidden track)
Sidedish Friend
Accident
Faster
Pause The Tragic Ending
Don'
t

Chesapeake
- 2011-10-11 -



Even If I Don'
t
Starlight
Saturday Morning
You Won't Let Me
Stick Around
Miles On a Car
The Way It Seems to Go
I Don't Want to Be Your Mother
Full On
Dealbreaker

The NoiseTrade Loft Sessions Mixtape and More
- 2012-11-06 -



Line
Devastate Me
Play Out
It'll Do
Parade
Stick Around
Sweet Sweet Jimmy
Lighthouse
Bullshit
Actually Done
 

Tightrope Walker
- 2016-09-23 -



Tightrope Walker
Nobody
EZ Target
Over
Let Me Be Your Girl
Break Apart
I’
m Going Back
Rainsong
Black Sheep
Money Fame Thunder

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Blame on me
Both Sides Now
Cold Roses
Collide
Dwell
Edith
Falling in Love Again
Fireflies
Has It Happened Yet
Heavyweight
I'm Going To Go Back There Someday
I Wish You Love
Jesus Was a Crossmaker
Known for Years
Let it ride
New York to L.A.
Pale
River
Sao paulo rain
Sweet Forgiveness
The other side
These Girls
Until I heard
Woman
Would You Please
You Take My Troubles Away

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Happenstance

Be Be Your Love

If I could take you away
Pretend I was queen
What would you say
Would you think I'm unreal
'Cause everybody's got their way I should feel

Everybody's talking how I can't be your love
But I want to be your love
Want to be your love, for real
Everybody's talking how I can't be your love
But I want to be your love
Want to be your love for real
Want to be your everything

Everything's falling, and I am included in that
Oh, how I try to be just okay
Yeah, but all I ever really wanted
was a little piece of you

Everybody's talking how I can't be your love
But I want to be your love
Want to be your love for real
Everything will be alright
if you just stay the night

Please, sir, don't you walk away
Everybody's talking how I can't be your love
But I want to be your love
Want to be your love for real

Letter Read

My love, my love, my love
How could you do this to me
My love, my love, my love
You were supposed to be
And I shouldn't have to tell you to explain yourself

My love, my love, my love
How could you do this to me
My love, my love, my love
You're not enough for me
And I shouldn't have to tell you to explain yourself

All I have is your letter read
And I cannot get it out of my head

And I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

My love, my love, my love
How could you do this to me
My love, my love, my love
You're not enough for me
And I shouldn't have to tell you to explain yourself

But all I have is your letter read
And I cannot get it out of my head

All I have you letter read
And I cannot get it out of my head

And I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

Time passes by
While I wait for your call
Time passes by
I hear nothing at all

And I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me
And I have put so much into a life
I made too much about you now to lie

I'm afraid, and I can't breathe
And I'm in love with you
But you are not with me

Worn Me Down

Gone - she’s gone.
How do you feel about it
That’s what I thought
You’re real torn up about it
And I wish you the best
I could do without it
And I will because you’ve worn me down
Oh, I will because you’ve worn me down

Worn me down like a road
I did everything you told
Worn me down to my knees
I did everything to please you
But you can’t stop thinking about her
No, you can’t stop thinking about her

And you’re wrong, you’re wrong
I’m not overreacting
Something is off
Why don’t we ever believe ourselves
And I, oh I, I feel it more for you
And I will because you’ve worn me down
And I will because you have worn me down

Worn me down like a road
I did everything you told
Worn me down to my knees
I did everything to please
But you can’t stop thinking about her
No, you can’t stop thinking about her

She’s so pretty.
She’s so damn right
But I’m so tired of thinking about her, again, tonight

Worn me down like a road
I did everything you told
Worn me down to my knees
I did everything to please you

Worn me down like a road
I did everything you told me to do
But you, you can’t stop thinking about her
No, you can’t stop thinking about her
No, you can’t stop thinking about her
No, you can’t stop thinking of her

Paper Doll

Only daughter
You got your ticket too soon
Holy Water
'Cause everybody's getting ruined
They are waiting to see what you do
Too long, waiting

Everybody's cleared the room
And they'll dress you up
Stand you in all the right places
Words like honey
Smile as they change your faces
With no regard to you at all
And you find they treat you like a paper doll

And they'll dress you up for the flight
Like Ophelia, you wave goodnight
With the earth and sky you cheer and cry
Writhe as all your days go by
And laugh as you die

Sweet softer shoulder,
Oh sweet sugar safe

Everybody's got their own life philosophy
And I can't wait 'til I find one coming from me
Oh, the bridge is narrow
You better not look down
'Cause as soon as you jump over
You won't find nobody around
Oh, the bridge is narrow
And you've got so far to fall
And you know down in dirty water's
No place for a paper doll

I'll Find A Way

I'll find a way to see you again
I'll find a way to see you again

I used to think that anything I'd do
Wouldn't matter at all anyway
But now I find that when it comes to you
I'm the winner of cards I can't play

Wait for me, wait for me
Darling, I need you desperately, desperately, here

And I'll find a way to see you again
I'll find a way to see you again

The rain is like an orchestra to me
Little gifts from above meant to say
Girl, you're falling at his feet
Isn't lovely or stunning today?

Lay with me, lay with me
I'm alive when you're here with me, here with me, stay

Oh I'll find a way to see you again
Yes I'll find a way to see you again

Why do the street lamps die when you're passing by
Like a hand that won't stay on my shoulder tonight?
If you held me close, would you laugh it away?
Would you dare the glance that I steal to stay?

And I'll find a way to see you again
Yes I'll find a way to see you again
I'll find a way, a way, oh a way, to see you again
I'll find a way, a way, oh a way, to see you again, to see you again
I'll find a way, oh a way, to see you again (I'll find a way)
I'll find a way (I'll find a way...), to see you again

The rain will bring, the rain will bring, the rain will bring, the rain will bring me down
The rain will bring, the rain will bring, the rain will bring, the rain will bring me down
The rain will bring, the rain will bring, the rain will bring, the rain will bring me down

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

1963

Baby, I'm stuck in the middle, and I don't know why
Find the words you sing to be
Sweeter than the words of the bird in the sky
Oh, the days you came around
I feel so good for me
I can take most anything
Cause what you bring

I find it to be magical
I feel like I'm loving you in 1963
Flowers in my hair
Little bitty hearts upon my cheek
Baby, you'll be on my mind
'Til I kiss you next time

Baby, come on, take a ride in my little blue bug
Keep the windows down
Don't forget to celebrate the radio's up
Oh, the way you hold my hand
There is no other way
We could take a thousand walks
And laugh all day

I find it to be magical
I feel like I'm loving you in 1963
Flowers in my hair now
Little bitty hearts upon my cheek
Baby, you'll be on my mind
'Til I kiss you next time

Under My Skin

I hesitate to say I was bait for you
Could that be something that you all would do?
I'd be lying if I did now say I wasn't intrigued
But timing is everything here, and for the moment the "we" is reprieved
But, as I watch the girl unfold before my eyes, I discover
That I like her

Would you please get out from under my skin?
For I can't begin this yet
And I don't know what my intentions are
They're speaking in a different tongue
And deep inside, I'm not as tough as I seem
But I won't let you know
Until it's right, I'm gonna stay my distance
And you should go

I'm in the dance, and it's a chance
But stay and watch awhile
I'll be singing a tune just for you with a smile
And maybe, if I'm lucky
You'll tip your hat to me, and you'll discover
That you like her

Would you please get out from under my skin?
For I can't begin this yet
And I don't know what my intentions are
They're speaking in a different tongue
And, deep inside, I'm not as tough as I seem
But I won't let you know
Until it's right, I'm gonna stay my distance
And you should go

Crazy as it all plays out
I think I'm lonelier than I've ever been before
'Cause I was so close
To going through that door
But I don't want to be to blame for them
I don't want to be to blame

Oh, would you please get out from under my skin?
For I can't begin this yet
And I don't know what my intentions are
They're speaking in a different tongue
And, deep inside, I'm not as tough as I seem
But I won't let you know
Until it's right, I'm gonna stay my distance, and you should go
Oh, would you please get out
I'm not as strong as I seem, but I won't let you know

Meet Me by the Water

Would you please meet me by the water, baby?
We'll have a really good time
Would you please meet me by the water, baby?
'Cause I can't get you off of my mind

I've been thinking everyday about you
Don't fit anywhere into my life, but that's okay
'Cause I think I might be right for you
And because of that, I'm not scared at all
And everyone says I'm crazy
And everyone says I'm a fool
Would you meet me by the water tonight?
'Cause I'm ready to break all the rules

Please don't leave me standing with my heart in my hand
I can't last here
I'm breaking down, and no one understands why I got here
But I knew from the very first moment that I met you
You'd be the one

Would you meet me by the water tonight?
Would you please fall asleep holding my hand?
'Cause I've got everything in store for you, baby
If you'll be my man

Even so

You're gonna hate me when I tell you everything
You're gonna question whether you really know me at all
You will revisit every smile, and where it fit into the day
I know this is how it will play
And I try, oh I try to think of all the things
That I could do to let you know that I love you

Even so

I was not looking to do you wrong
Was not looking for a change of scenery
Don't remember where, or when, or how I did
But I'm hoping that you'll forgive me
And I try, oh I try to think of all the things
That I could do to let you know that I love you

Do you remember how we used to run in the summertime?
Do you remember how we'd run in the summertime?

Oh I try, I try so very hard
And I cry, I cry so very much
For I love you like you'll never let yourself feel again
I love you like a brother and a friend
I love you with my whole heart until it bends
I love you like a lover until the very end

But I'll always think of all the things
You did to let me know that you love me
But you're leaving
Even so

I Want You

You sat down next to me, like poetry to wine
Our window looked upon a yellow neon sign
I took your hand while you decided what to do
The only kiss I ever miss, I shared with you
The other cities hold a memory still of a place
But when I dream of London, I can only see your face

I want you
Or no one
No one else will do
You, or no one
No one is the only one
to fill the empty space I hold for you

You simplified me down to slogans on the wall
I took offense, but you were right about them all
My friends are telling me I shouldn't waste my time
But I can't concentrate until I make you mine
I'm drawing cards and making wishes down by the well
Who would've known I'd lose myself in the old hotel

I want you
Or no one
No one else for me
You, or no one
No one else is strong enough
To slow me down in time to set me free
I want you
Or no one
No one else is fine
Oh, you, or no one
No one is the only one
To fill me up until I make you mine

Reason Why

I think about how it might have been
We'd spend our days travelin'
It's not that I don't understand you
It's not that I don't want to be with you
But you only wanted me
The way you wanted me

So, I will head out alone and hope for the best
And we can hang our heads down as we skip the goodbyes
You can tell the world what you want them to hear
I've got nothing left to lose, my dear
So, I'm up for the little white lies
But you and I know the reason why
I'm gone, and you're still there

I'll buy a magazine searching for your face
From coast to coast, or whatever I find my place
I'll track you on the radio
And I'll sign your list in a different name
But as close as I come to you
It's not the same

So, I will head out alone and hope for the best
We can pat ourselves on the back and say that we tried
And if one of us makes it big
We can spill our regrets
And talk about how the love never dies
But you and I know the reason why
I'm gone, and you're still there

So, steal the show
And do your best to cover the tracks that I have left
I wish you well and hope you find whatever you're looking for
The way I might've changed my mind
But you only showed me the door

So, I will head out alone and hope for the best
We can pat ourselves on the back and say that we tried
And if one of us makes it big
We can spill our regrets
And talk about how the love never dies
But you and I know the reason why

Quiet

Baby says I can't come with him
And I had read all of this in his eyes
Long before he even said so
Why go, I asked?
You know, and I know why
And it'll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
I don't expect anything

Take care
I've been hurt before
Too much time spent on closing doors
You may hate me, but I'll remember to love you
Goodbye
Don't cry
You know why
And it'll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
I don't expect anything

All the waves of blame arrange as broken scenery
As they steal your best memories away
What if I was someone different in your only history?
Would you feel the same
As I walk out the door
Never to see your face again

And it'll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
It'll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
I don't expect anything to change when I leave

Ode To

No thanks
No more
No love

I’m done
I’ve had enough

You’re going off with her
And I wish I was
But there’s another can be
Just because

All right
Be on your way
The kindest thing to say
Is not that you have fallen for me say
You’ll come back to my arms again someday

Baby, write
Some words about
How you can’t shut me out
How you must find a way
To see me one more time

One more time

And please call up all your friends and tell them it can’t end
You don’t know what you’d do
If you lost her

And lost me too

That’s fine
That’s good
That’s nice

I understand the price
The cost of craving dark
Instead of light
I flip a coin to see if you still care tonight

My blood
My hand
My soul

I’ve thrown them onto you without control
The things I freely give
You stole
And now I’m left in pieces

Baby tell
The world about me
The way you won me over
In a city you can’t remember
You think it was September
Sweet September

Oh baby
Oh it’s all right
I know she needs you more than I do
And I wouldn’t win this fight
But there is one thing
That you’ve gotta do,
You’ve gotta tell the world about a
Girl you once knew
Oh she
Wasn’t meant to be

But you
Fell so very deeply
In love

With me

To all the girls he’s loved
To all the girls he’s loved

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

Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart

Elephants

If the elephants have past lives
Yet are destined to always remember
It's no wonder how they scream
Like you and I they must have some temper

And I am dreaming of them on the plains
Dirtying up their beds
Watching for some sign of rain
To cool their hot heads

And how dare that you send me that card
When I am doing all that I can do
You are forcing me to remember
When all I want is to just forget you

If the tiger shall protect her young
Then tell me how did you slip by
Oh my instincts have failed me for once
I must have somehow slept the whole night

And I am dreaming of them with their kill
Tearing it all apart
Blood dripping from their lips
And teeth sinking into heart

And how dare that you say you'll call
When you know I need some piece of mind
If you had to take sides with the animals
Won't you do it with one who is kind

And if the hawks in the trees need the dead
If you're living you don't stand a chance
For a time though you share the same bed
There are only two ends to this dance

You can flee with your wounds just in time
Or lie there as he feeds
Watching yourself ripped to shreds
And laughing as you bleed

So for those of you falling in love
Keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
Throw yourself in the midst of danger
But keep one eye open at night

What If I Leave

Why don't you call
When you say you will my dear
Is it because I don't belong to you

And why don't you call
When you say you will my dear
Do you really think it would work out wrong

What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave

Why don't you call
Don't you miss me at all
Left a long long time ago
To where the weather was better for his kind

Why won't you place
The girl who loves your face
I may be a fool oh no
But I never understood these rules

What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave

So I grow up lonely for another
With the windy city left behind to my lover
Will you ever know the way I cried
You were gone that day so you may have missed my goodbye

And sometimes in my dreams I hear you say
"If you really cared you won't go away"

What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave

What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave
What if I leave

Little life

When all of this
Makes the news
Will they remember to tell it right
Or will devils make off in the night
Can you tell me why
A god so high has us fight

As she lays in bed
In her piece of ground
Will they remember her blessed soul
Or just that she lost all control
Can you tell me why she had to die alone

And people wake up
People get moving
There’s a life waiting here
Get up
People stop doing
There’s a life waiting here

When all our time is spent away
Will we remember the loves of our past
Or just that love never lasts
Can you tell me why
This little life goes so fast

Sunday Afternoon

It's a choice to stay
It's a dream and I wanna wake
You have blood on your hands
And I'm feeling faint
And honey you can't decide

I'm a drug you don't wanna give up
Smoke your cigarette
Make your love
You pour blood in my heart
I can't get enough
I'm drowning
And you can't decide

It's not about geography or happenstance
You need to fly and take a chance
You need to shine to emptiness
Float on high and forever dance alone
You're scared
'Cause I feel like home

I hear your voice
And I knew right away
If you were here
What your eyes would say

I have blood on my feet
As I walk away
The rivers are red
It's starting to rain

I'm not gonna live for you or die for you
Or do anything anymore for you
Because you leave me here on the other side
You leave me here on the other side

I won't live for you or die for you
Or do anything anymore for you
Because you leave me here on the other side
Oh you leave me here on the other side

I won't live for you or die for you
Or do anything anymore for you
Because you leave me here on the other side
Oh you leave me on the other side

I won't live for you or die for you
Or do anything anymore for you
Because you leave me here on the other side
You leave me here on the other side

I won't live for you or die for you
Or do anything anymore for you
I'm not gonna shed one more tear for you
Shed one more tear for you
I'm not gonna shed one more tear for you
At least not 'til Sunday afternoon
Sunday afternoon

Duet

Oh lover, hold on
'Til I come back again
For these arms are growing tired
And my tales are wearing thin

If you're patient
I will surprise
When you wake up
I'll have come

All the anger
Will settle down
And we'll go do
All the things we should have done

'Cause I remember what we said
As we lay down to bed
I'll be here
If you will only come back home

Oh lover, I'm lost
Because the road I've chosen
Beckons me away
Oh lover, I've done you wrong
Now I'm fighting words
I never thought I'd say

But I remember what we said
As we lay down to bed
I'll forgive you
If you just come back home

Oh lover, I know
You'll be out there
And be thinking just of me

And I will find you
Down the road
And we'll return back home
To where we're meant to be

'Cause I remember what we said
As we lay down to bed
We'll be back as soon
As we make history

Over and Over

I really thought I was okay
I really thought I was just fine
But when I woke this time
There was nothing to take me back to sleep
To take you off my mind
This time

And I keep saying over and over and over and over again
Let it rain, let it rain
Over and over and over and over again
Let it rain, let it rain

I need to hide within a storm
So have the lightning come
And bring the winds that scream
And spill the fog all over town
And hold me in your standstill ground
And I will sink down
And you'll be washed away
You'll be washed away

Over and over and over and over again
Let it rain, let it rain
Over and over and over and over again
Let it rain, let it rain

I really thought I was okay
I really thought I was just fine
But when I woke up this time
There was nothing to take you off my mind

Over and over and over and over again
Let it rain, let it rain
Over and over and over and over again
Let it rain, let it rain

I need to hide within a storm
So have the lightning come
And bring the winds that scream
And spill the fog all over town
And break through every door
And strip away the trees
And raise the rivers high
Just help me drown
And hold me in your standstill ground
And I will sink down
And you'll be washed away
You'll be washed away

Brown eyes

Brown eyes will you wait for me to follow
I’m used to letting everybody down
I’ve seen your face in every shadow
Does it look as pretty in the light

Will you save me from myself
Will I save you from the rest
Oh, brown eyes
Save a little something for me too

Full moon is there wisdom in your tide play
The cold is coming now
Like love you're throwing everybody off
Sleep just doesn’t taste the same
I’ll be waiting till we’re side by side once again

Old love, how I wish we were an old love
Have survived all this and more
Oh, you’re turning everything to dust
And the wind is picking up
Oh, brown eyes
Save a little something for me too

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

Horizon

The last time I lay my eyes upon you
You were blowing kisses
And I was waiting in the car

Something had died, yet
Everything around kept turning
Don’t even know where you are

Somewhere along the line we lost our horizon
I’ve been looking 'round, up and down
To no avail

Someday I hope to find the horizon
I’ve been all around the world
Yet nothing is clear

The last time I held you
It was head to heart
The curtain was drawn
I left you sleeping so sound

If I had known forever
After we would stay apart
I would have whispered
All the things I can’t tell you now

Somewhere along the line we lost our horizon
I’ve been looking ‘round, up and down
To no avail, no avail

Someday I hope I can find the horizon
I’ve been all around the world

I don’t believe in you
Like I so wanted to
I hope you’re asking heavens above
To forgive all the damage you’ve done

And if I did teach you anything at all
I hope that you learned how to love
But I doubt if I'll ever talk to you, after now

Somewhere along the line we lost our horizon
I’ve been looking ‘round, up and down
To no avail, no avail

Someday I hope we can find the horizon
I’ve been all around the world
And nothing is clear, no
No, no, no

Nothing is clear to me now, at all
Nothing is clear, oh, nothing is clear
Nothing is clear to me now, at all

Nothing is clear, nothing is clear
Nothing is clear to me, nothing is clear
Nothing is clear, nothing is clear
Nothing is clear

The Only Fault

If I could have one wish
If I could have some say
I'd keep you far from home
I'd roll back both my sleeves
Dig under your skin
And fix your shattered bones

Hold on, this may hurt you
When I tell you of the truth
We don't get two lives to live
It's true, the only fault I found in you
Is not being free to take what I would give

If I could bend your pain
Into something good
Make you a prouder man
If I could rough you up
And save you with good luck
I'd show you hope again

Hold on, we're not meant to suffer so very long
Leaving love that's gone has never been a sin
Hang tight, the only fault you have tonight
Shutting down so cold 'til I break in

Oh, sad young man, I think I need you
For reasons I don't know
I pledge myself to winter season
So it's perfectly on course
But in the end it has to snow

If I can make you stay
Convince you you'd be lost
if we were torn apart
If it remained unclear
Between the two of us
Which one would be the one
To break the other's heart.

Hold on, this will floor me
Differently than any drug that's washed me into sleep
It's true, the only fault I'll take from you
Is how to run from what you wish to keep

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

Sidedish Friend

Do you want to be my side dish friend
'Cause I'll miss you if you go for good, yeah
We can stay together 'til the very end of time
If it's understood

That I don't want you hanging out with me
But I want you when I call
And we can stay together separately
And we won't be lonely at all

Oh boy
Oh boy
I got to think about that
Oh boy

And do you want to be the one on hold
'Cause you know I'll always come right back, yeah
We can find a quiet place for both of us to go
If you always know

That I don't want you hanging out with me
But I want you when I call
And we can stay together separately
And we won't be lonely at all

Oh boy
Oh boy
I got to think about that
'Cause every time
(Every time)
I think I'm all right
I think I'll win you over
I hear you say
(Hear you say)

That I don't want you hanging out with me
But I want you when I call
And we can stay together separately
And we won't be lonely at all
I don't want to get too close to you
And I don't want you close to me

There's a backdoor waiting just for you
If this isn't what you need
There’s a backdoor waiting just for you
If this isn't what you need

Accident

I think he's in a jealous rage
She's probably not the easiest one to live with either
There's nothing worse than bitterness
Just splashed across a page
I don't think that either one of them are fit to be a writer
Oh, she’d just shut up and do what she does best
Show a little bit of skin
But keep it all when she's undressed
And doesn't she know that she is doing it all wrong
You can't tell a joke, yeah
If I'm listening to your song

Oh and all of this talking and all of this chatter
Is making me sick
Even though they say it doesn't matter
Let's put them in a room
Or maybe they should stay apart
Or maybe words in their mouth, yeah
Let's fuck with their hearts

'Cause nobody's ordering change
So let’s watch everybody bleed
'Cause everybody loves an accident
And everybody loves what they read

I think he's gonna be a big star
A voice of social change to rearrange the world’s perspective
But there's nothing better than watching him go down
He could pick up a habit or get in trouble
That might be effective

Oh, If he'd just shut off his conscience for one day
And take a cue from all of us
And give us a song we can really play
Doesn't he know he's going down
And going down fast
If he keeps on being difficult
He'll always come in last

Oh and all of this talking and all of this chatter
Is making me sick
Even though they say it doesn't matter
Lets take away his toys
Forget why we loved him at all
He's calling for backup
But, we're not strong enough to take that fall

And nobody needs to change
So let's go all have a beer
'Cause everybody loves an accident
And everybody loves what they hear

Two sides working together
Then working against one another, oh brother
Two bad souls are destroyed
It's the nature of business
And all of its partners

Oh look, they're losing all of their trust
Oh look, they're trying to bite the helping hand that feeds them
We put clothes on their backs
And they took the money up front
Now they don't like what we're saying
So let's up and leave them

We would have done what they are doing anyway
Some shit about digging into souls
And life’s lasting misery
We're gonna take them down
And do it on the front page
Ph and watch those hypocrites come crawling back on bended knee

Oh and all of this talking and all of this chatter
Is making me sick
Even though they say it doesn't matter
I'm becoming a bore now
I am wasting ashore now
We're all busted and broken
But the subject's unspoken

'Cause nobody really wants to change
But it's sure fun to advertise the fight
We're feeding off each other once again
But neither one of us is getting any sleep tonight

I hope
I hope
I really hope
I hope
I hope
I hope
I hope

Faster

I can't talk to you
You think I'm lost inside my mind
You're like an old tattoo
And I know you'll fade in time

I'm not the girl you think you know
I'm not the girl you waited for
I'm not the one for you
It's just one thing left to do

Why don't you let me be
'Cause I'm a million miles away
Why don't you set me free
'Cause you don't treat me like you say

I won't tuck you in one last time
I'm taking back what is mine for me
I belong to me

And I'm going faster
You're going backwards
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
I'm going faster
I know what I'm after
I should've been after it all along

I'm going faster
I'm going faster

That's the last black eye
I hope I ever give to you
Yeah I had a good time
But what's a girl supposed to do

Take the pictures off the wall
They don't look like us at all
They don't look like friends
I've got new things to begin

Why don't you let me be
'Cause I'm a million miles away
Why don't you set me free
I belong to me

'Cause I'm going faster
You're going backwards
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
I hang from the ceiling
I feel what I'm feeling
I should've been feeling it all along

I'm going faster
I'm going faster
Da da da da da...

'Cause I'm going faster
You're going backwards
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
I hang from the ceiling
I feel what I'm feeling
I should've been feeling it all along

I'm going faster
I'm going faster

Pause The Tragic Ending

Draw me under
Cut me open
Take my heart
I give it to you
Call the thunder
And bring the storm
Hold me close
I beg of you

And pause the tragic ending
For just a moment more
Draw the dresser out
And slide it to the door

And burn the air out
Of the room
Close the curtain
And kill the lights

Only seconds
Left to tell you
How I'll need you
Every night

And pause the tragic ending
For I'm almost out of breath
Whisper in my ear
Take a bite upon my neck

I'll give you blood
If that's what you need to stay alive
You'll be free
And I will die

You're falling down
Broken no sense
No sense
Hey yeah
No sense
Hey yeah

You're falling down
Broken no sense
No sense
Hey yeah
No sense
Hey yeah

You're falling down
Broken no sense
No sense
Hey yeah
No sense

Throw the ashes
Out to sea
God forbid you hurt her twice

Drink away the
Taste of me
And in the morning
Pay the price

Of this tragic ending
Running out of things to say
Wash the sheets
And clear your head
You'll be ok
But bury me deep down
In every song you play

The tragic ending
The tragic ending
The tragic ending
Saves the day

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

Don't

I can understand all that you are
I can even take all that you're not
I can sympathize with all you want to be
But don’t fuck me in front of me

I can even scores with the best of them
I can leave my innocence at bay
You can turn your back on my sincerity
But don’t fuck me in front of me

Good days, dirty ways
I saw the look you gave her
Breathing in, begin again
May God go out to save her

Don't, don't, don't, don't...

I could say I blame you for everything
Instead I think I'll recognize my part
Bleeding doesn't highlight who I want to be
But don’t fuck me in front of me
Yeah, don’t fuck me in front of me

Chesapeake

Even If I Don't

I miss you most in the morning
Most every morning
I wake up thinking
I could call
I could come visit
I could come running
We could relive it

But when I think of all that we've went through
Going back to you
Seems such a foolish thing to do
I hope you know
That even if I don't
I wanted to

All those words
You said at the ending
Were pretty revealing
And I can't forget them
All those ways
We missed at connecting
Despite all our trying
It always came back
To what I couldn't give you
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
So when I think of starting up again
Or trying to be friends
It seems impossible to do
I hope you know
That even if we can't
I wanted to

Who knows why
Two people perfectly aligned
Should ever have to find themselves apart
I may never understand my heart

I miss you
Most in the morning
Most every morning
I wake up crying

Starlight

I couldn't see a thing tonight
Not one star
Not one star has shone for you

I couldn't see a thing tonight
Not one star
Not one star has shone for you

I couldn't see a thing tonight
Not one star
Not one star has shone for you

I couldn't see a thing tonight
Not one star
Not one star has shone for you

I add a little candlelight
To get through

Oh, I couldn't see the moon tonight
Not one wave
Not one wave was out for you

No, I couldn't see the pale moonlight
Not one part
Not one wave was coming through

And I'm terrified to look outside
'Cause I'll need you

Starlight makes it all the same
No light and I feel the pain
Starlight makes it all a game with you, baby
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Starlight and I feel the same
Missed flight on this aeroplane
I'd jump from a moving train
Just to keep you
Would you do it for me

Oh, I couldn't see the sky tonight
Not one star
Not one star has shone for you

Yeah, I had a real hard time tonight
I still feel your breath
Oh my love I hold for you

And I think that I've been holding out
To hold onto
And I'm terrified to look outside
'Cause I'll need you

Something about you is like
Drinking a cold glass of water
Everyone needs a place to go to sometimes

Something about you is like
Going against Mother Nature
And I just had to face her everytime

Starlight makes it all the same
No light and I feel the pain
Starlight makes it all a game with you, baby

Starlight and I feel the same
Missed flight on this aeroplane
I'd jump from a moving train
Just to keep you
Would you do it for me

As I watch you walk across the street
I keep wondering why I can't leave
All the heavens are against me and you

Do you even know a thing 'bout me
Do you even think about my needs
'Cause I need you

I couldn't see a thing tonight
Not one star
Not one star was out for you

Saturday Morning

It's Saturday morning
And we've got all day
Baby, I've been missing you
In the strongest way

All other days of the week
Have come down to this
Just kiss me, we'll be okay
There's no one around here
That I would miss
But if you went away

It's a little
It's a little luck
It's a little, so what
It's a little
It's a little love
It's a little love for what we've got
It's another day to start making up
Oh baby, just look how lucky we got

Saturday morning
And we've got no other place to be
Baby, when you’re lying in my arms
We seem to fit so perfectly
Well oh honey please, just stay right next to me
And maybe we could do this other day of the week
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It's a little
It's a little luck
It's a little, so what
It's a little
It's a little love
It's a little love for what we've got
It's another day to start making up
Oh baby, just look how lucky we are

It's a little
It's a little luck
It's a little, so what
It's a little
It's a little love
It's a little love, for what we've got

It's a little
It's a little luck
It's a little, so what
It's a little
It's a little love
It's a little love for what we've got

It's another day to start making up
Oh baby, just look how lucky we are
How lucky we are
How lucky we are

You Won't Let Me

If you'd only let me
I could show you how to love
Take our time
Let it all go

If you'd only let me
I could show you how to cry
In your darkest hour
I would lead you through the fire

But you won't let me
You won't let me
I don't wanna say goodbye
I just wanna give it one more try
And I'd do anything
Yes, I'd do anything
If you'd only let me
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
With your hand in mine
I would show you how to laugh
Nothing heavy, nothing serious
Just forget about all that

You've been stepping back
I wanna be your friend
You tear down the walls that surround you
And build you back up again

But, you won't let me
You won't let me
I don't wanna say goodbye
I just wanna give it one more try
And I'd do anything
Yes, I'd do anything

So, tonight, stay with me
I know I could change your mind

But you won't let me
You won't let me
I don't wanna say goodbye
I just wanna give it one more try
But you won't let me
You won't let me

I don't wanna say goodbye
I just want to give it one more try
But you won't let me
You won't let me
And I'd do anything for you
I'd do anything for you
But you won't let me
No you won't let me
You won't let me

Stick Around

Baby, you've caught my eye
I think I might need you to stay awhile
For I haven't seen a smile
Quite as lovely as yours for awhile
Stick around, I'll be good to you

Baby, I think you know
When I get my arms around you, boy, I won't let go
When you find a spark to awaken your precious heart
You stick around and you'll see it through

I've been in trouble before with my pressured ember
I'm willing to take that chance again
And if we get caught in some crazy wind
We can just get swept away, what do you say
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Baby, make up your mind
'Cause you know I don't wanna waste time
We don't have a lot to lose, boy, decide to choose
Stick around, I'll be good to you
Yeah, stick around, I'll be good to you

Miles On A Car

You’ve always been a city boy at heart
I’ve always loved the other life lying underneath the stairs
I need the space you only find on the back road
But you’re the only thing that feels like home

Baby it’s just miles on a car
Just miles on a car
I only need a map of where you are
There'll never be a place that is too far

I want my legacy to read
Oh she did her best to get her lover that was needed
The best things in life don't come for free
But I'll go the distance if it brings you back to me
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Baby it’s just miles on a car
I'm just miles on a car
I only need a map of where you are
There will never be a place that is too far

And nothing ever has to be so hard
'Cause they're just miles on a car
They're just miles on the car

Just miles on a car
Just miles on a car
I only need a map of where you are
There will never be a place that is too far

And nothing ever has to be so hard
'Cause they're just miles on a car
They're just miles on a car
They're just miles on a car

The Way It Seems To Go

My friends become my foes
And my foes become my friends
I tend to fall in love
With the girls my boyfriend ends

I don't work 9 to 5
But I'll always work the weekends
And each time I'll get the world
In my fingers something happens

I'm working backwards, forwards
And left to right
And I'm pretty darn hard headed
But I can't make up my mind

I'll take a tragedy over a fairytale
But only when the sun is shining
I'll be the voice of hope in your darkest hour
I'm an expert in the silver lining
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I'll be there when you need me
For all the big things
But I'm really pathetic at perfect timing
And that's the way it seems to go for me

I go to bed at 8
And wake up at 4.30
Most day I drink like a fish
And tend to be too flirty

I am a perfectionist
But only when things get dirty
I cannot stand small talk
But I'm great at being wordy

And I'd rather leave you first
But then I'll be begging you to come back
And when I get real quiet
You know I'm about to attack

I'll take a walk in the rain or a drive in the dark
But only when everyone's celebrating
I'll dig in to your pain and tear it apart
But only to help the heart that's breaking

I like to figure things out and make everything right
But I'm secretly thrilled when everything's changing
And that's the way it seems to go for me

If you fall for the part that's brooding and dark
You will never discover the rest of my heart
And I want you to see that there's so much to see
Just before I declare you never knew me

He's with the small stuff like the world around was over
I calm him down and we make breakfast for each other
Our friends all thought we fit so perfectly together
He likes what he can't have and I sure like bad weather

I may have left him first
But I think he'd been leaving for sometime
I feel like begging him to come back
But I can't make up my mind

I'll take a boxing match over the quiet night
But only to make for better dreams
I'll back the underdog in any fight
But only to fight for something worth keeping

I'm in it to win it, most of the time
And if it goes down I'll be kicking and screaming
And that's the way it seems to go for me
(Yeah id does all the time)
Yeah, and that's the way it seems to go for me
Whoa, and that's the way it seems to go for me

I Don't Want To Be Your Mother

I don't want to be your mother
There's two sides to each other
You got to meet me halfway
Won't you let me be your lover

Don't be no lone survivor
I'm not going anywhere
I'm just trying to tell you how I feel
This one-sided love affair
How do I get the man in you to see
I'm so much more than the mother in me

I don't want to be your savior
Forgive your bad behavior
You got to meet me halfway
'Cause there’s so much to discover
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Don't be no lone survivor
I won't leave you in the cold
I'll be standing right beside you
When you're feeling all alone
The only way to set yourself free
Is letting go of the savior in me

Baby don't you shut me out
Baby don't shut down on me
I'm not going anywhere
I'm not going anywhere
I only want to bring you back to me

Baby please don't shut me down
Time won't bring me back to you
I'd be lying to myself, to myself
I'd be lying to myself, to myself
That's the only thing I cannot do

I want to be your sweetheart
I want to be your lady
Oh I want to get swept away
Let me cry for a change

Don't need no lone survivor
I need someone by my side
We don't have to make it perfect
Oh but maybe we could try

Love me for the woman that I am
I will love you for being just a man
Love me for the woman that I am
And I will love you for being my man

Full On

Ain't everyone afraid of being figured out
They're just a fraud, a blank charade
Some bluffing hand has been well played
A bleeding mess, a passing fool
A lucky dog that’s getting by on nothing
Promising or truth you'll forgive me my masquerade

I'll never tell a soul you weren't
Full on, full on, full on
No I'll never tell a soul that you've been faking it for so long

And ain't everyone afraid of being figured out
There’s all these answers I don't know
Why do you think I don't keep you close
And who gives you the right to see inside my lovely shelter
It’s much safer to forget her if you've never even known her
So forgive me my masquerade
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I'll never tell a soul you weren't
Full on, full on, full on
No I'll never tell a soul that you've been faking it for so long

'Cause there’s an honesty you'll never get to know
So many parts of me I never want to show
A little mystery I make up as I go
And I know I can be so different than you at least I hope this to be true

Oh I will never tell a soul you weren't
Full on, full on, full on
No I'll never tell a soul that you've been faking it for so long

Oh I will never tell a soul you weren't
Full on, full on, full on
No I'll never tell a soul that you've been faking it for so long

There'll be a falling out that I've no wish to see
If we don't call each other out
Then we will both get off scot free
And you can be you and I'll get to stay me

Dealbreaker

I found that record you'd been looking for, yesterday
The one I'd been searching for forever
I played that record all night
You were right, the last song said it all
Even though it skipped a bit, it sounded better.

I never, I never, I never knew
The only way to listen to a record like that
Is to play it through

But all of this means nothing
Yeah, all of this means nothing
All of this means nothing
Without you

I packed up the car and started to drive
Without a plan, with no direction
You said it'd be good for me
To break out of my daily routine
You were always trying to teach some lesson
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You wanted, you wanted, you wanted me
To feel the open road
With the wind on my face
Well I'm here and I'm finally free

But all of this means nothing
Yeah, all of this means nothing
All of this means nothing
Without you

You and I were partners in crime
Petty thieves in a line up
But somehow we wound up here

I'm looking at a letter that I wrote to you long ago
I wouldn't even know now where to send it
It's funny how it all poured out on paper
If only I had found a way to tell you

If only, if only, if only you
Had found a way to love me for who I am
The way that I loved you

But all of this means nothing
Yeah, all of this means nothing
And all of this means nothing
Without, without, without, without
Without you

The NoiseTrade Loft Sessions Mixtape and More

Line

If the moon is making everything go backwards
Does it mean you'll soon be here
If the best years of your life come when you're young
Will my troubles disappear
If we're meant to be, we'll find each other
Back you see with one another
You said to me before you walked away

But you're not coming back
It's all been just a line
I know this 'cause I find
Myself saying it this time

If you draw what you've put out in the world
And might've lived with silly girls
Who look for reasons in all they see
If we're right that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger
Now why's the past keep getting longer
Why is it still here if it is history
If we're right, time holds no power
And do not fear the lonely hour
You had said to me before you walked away

But you're not coming back
It's all been just a line
I know this because I find
Myself saying it this time

Bleeding hearts don't rest their souls
And saddened will they die alone
The poet and the muse don't stand a chance
Fate won't be kind and nothing's real
We met, we loved, it's no big deal
Stop trying to define significance
You said to me

But you're not coming back
It's all been just a line
I know this because I find
Myself saying it this time

But you're not coming back
It's all been just a line
I know this because I find
Myself saying it this time

Devastate Me

Hey they say you devastate
And I'm going to back them up
I was warned, wasn't I
Warned, wasn't I about you
Lay so low
Just lay real low
When he wonders off no one will know
I was warned, wasn't I
Warned wasn't I
Warned wasn't I about it

But I don't listen well to anyone but you
And what I should've known is never what I'll do

So come on, baby, devastate me
Leave me hanging and waiting
Come on baby, devastate me
Get me just where you never wanted me
Then run, run away
Then run, run away
Run away

Blame they say, so paper mache
Taking time to settle in
Oh when we started, so half-hearted
Weren't you

Just let him be, they say, just let him be
Can't you see he's a broken man
Not fit to fight
For wrong or right
When it comes to you

But I don't listen well to anyone but him
And when he said I loved you
I thought we could begin

So come on, baby, devastate me
Leave me hanging and waiting
Come on baby, devastate me
Get me just where you never wanted me
Then run, run away
Then run, run away
Run away

Play It Out

He's feeling down
So I'm taking my leave for a little while
But I'll be back just as soon as he gets over her
And I can't see in his eyes what I'll always need
But I'm too, too far in
To get up and leave

I can't feel the sadness that weighs while you're sleeping
Ain't it funny how something so still can cut like a knife
So I will hide my own wishes, and wait for safekeeping
And till it's right and bring them back
Back to light

And I say play it out
What you need to
'Cause I don't know what I'd do without you
Cry out and bleed through
There's a woman here waiting to love you

In the dawn, while you're searching my face for the answers
I'm afraid of the words that I dread you say
We are nothing
The love we give up, taking chances
So I'll say goodbye
The only words I have left to say

Oh play it out
What you need to
'Cause I don't know what I'd do without you
Cry out and bleed through
There's a woman here waiting to love you

Oh play it out
What you need to
'Cause I don't know what I'd do without you
Cry out and bleed through
There's a woman here waiting to love you

There's a woman here waiting to love you
There's a woman here waiting to love you

It'll Do

It's not romantic
It's not the first time
It isn't magic
It isn't soulful
It won't be true for me or you
But it'll do
It'll do

It isn't heartful
It isn't lovesick
It won't be precious
It won't be tender
It's not a fairytale
It wasn't heaven-sent
But it'll do
It'll do

I'll pass the time with you
Because it's so simple and sweet
They'll be no hard times to get through
Nothing to fear
And when the day is done
We have all had our fun
We will both find a place to sleep

I'm not a savior, I'm not a saint
I'm not a partner, I'm not a friend
I'm not a blessing, I'm not a gift
I will not cry when this ends
I'm not a muse to feed your soul
But I'll do, for you

You'll pass the time with me
'Cause it's so dark and free
It won't be good for me
But it'll do

Parade

Don't try to figure me out
Don't try you'll only fail
I'm not a reed in the sand
You're already starting to pale

Everyone's gone for the summer again
Something is building, I don't understand
A hummingbird larks in my hand

But i'm too busy chasing parades
To ever love you the same
Just breathe
He's going away

Pack up your jacket and shoes
Kiss all my friends one more time
Don't take a minute on paintings you see
There's a curtain on the blinds

Peeking is stealing the life you don't share
There's a map of a memory, of us over there
Dangerous questions are near

I'm too busy chasing parades
To love you the same
Just breathe
I'm going away

And I...

Stick Around

Baby, you've caught my eye, I think I might need you to stay awhile
For I haven't seen a smile
Quite as lovely as yours for awhile
Stick around, I'll be good to you

Baby, I think you know
When I get my arms around you, boy, I won't let go
When you find a spark to awaken your precious heart
You stick around and you'll see it through

I've been in trouble before with my pressured ember
I'm willing to take that chance again
And if we get caught in some crazy wind
We can just get swept away, what do you say

Baby, make up your mind, 'cause you know I don't wanna waste time
We don't have a lot to lose, boy, decide to choose
Stick around, I'll be good to you
Yeah, stick around, I'll be good to you

Sweet Sweet Jimmy

Sweet sweet Jimmy
Why you gotta bring me down
Thinking all those deep thoughts
Drowning my love
So sad, so sad

Sweet sweet Jimmy
why you gotta say that we're done
I can feel it in your eyes

I don't agree but
Hold me inside (?) for you
Holding so tight, so tight
Sweet sweet Jimmy
Don't say goodnight yet

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

Lighthouse

Don't flatter yourself
You're just another story to tell
I never did love you beyond the summer anyway
Don't spread it around
I've got other things on my mind
The former each other is long gone, far away

Don't leave me a key at the door
I won't be coming back tonight
Don't say you wish you loved me more
I won't take your calls
Tell all your friends I've gone away
And give them my regards
Leaving is just living part of you
I've known that from the start

Don't ask me to stay
I've read that script before
You only take the part if you're star
Savior to heart

Rearrange the plans in your book
I won't be coming by today
Fly back to the home you had before
Lay your body down
Love me, hate me when you see my face
But please don't let me know
Leaving is the letter perfect move
I'll take before you go

Don't tell your new girl
That I'm just a friend
Save it for the devils wanting headlines in the end
Don't cry for what you've done
I've put other things in my heart
The former each other is long gone on the mend

Don't leave me a key at the door
I won't be coming by tonight
Don't say you wished you loved me more
That's not much to me
Tell all the tales too long to tell
Save your gentle breathe
Leaving is the lighthouse in the dark
That saved me from my death

Leaving is the lighthouse in the dark
That saved me

Bullshit

Well I hear you're not over her again
Big surprise
I'm so taken off guard
And you say you'd like to always be my friend
You tell me it doesn't to have to be so hard

Well that's bull
That's bullshit
I always knew
I've always known
And I'll always know

Well I hear you're going to back to Mrs. Wrong
Congratulations, I hope you and I can get along
You're so good together
You're a fine pair
And I'd never stand in the way of what is real

But it's all bull
That's bullshit
I always knew
I've always known
And I'll always know

And I'll watch you creep away on all fours
Saying you wish you could give me more

But that's bull
That's bullshit
I always knew
I've always known
And I'll always know

It's bull
That's bullshit
I always knew
I've always known
And I'll always know

Actually Done

Now that it's actually done
I'm sure you are the one
Now that I've said goodbye
All I do is cry

Some say I've done you wrong
Some say I always do
I say it too, too long for us both to choose
This boy and girl
They took our world
I want to start again
But you want to be friends

Now that it's actually done
I'm sure you were the one
Now that I've said goodbye
All I do is cry

Actually Done

Now that it's actually done
I'm sure you are the one
Now that I've said goodbye
All I do is cry

Some say I've done you wrong
Some say I always do
I say it too, too long for us both to choose
This boy and girl
They took our world
I want to start again
But you want to be friends

Now that it's actually done
I'm sure you were the one
Now that I've said goodbye
All I do is cry

Tightrope walker

Tightrope walker

Follow the tightrope walker
He never looks to the ground
We don't know what he's thinking
He's gonna go down swinging if he can't figure this out

He's gonna hold himself steady
Til he gets to the other side
You're gonna hold your breath
Hoping he does alright
copy paste robots kill the internet
He don't move 'cause somebody tells him to
And we don't see what he sees
He don't mind laying everything on the line

And he don't do it for the money
And he don't do it for the fame
And as soon as he reaches safety
He's gonna do it again, do it again

Do it and a do it and a do it again
Do it and a do it and a do it again
Do it again, do it again

Some people think he's crazy
Some people want him to fall
He won't show no reaction to any distraction at all

There's only move needed
It's never been so clear
It's just one foot in front of the other now with no fear

He don't move 'cause somebody tells him too
And we don't see what he sees
He don't mind laying everything on the line

And he don't do it for the money
And he don't do it for the fame
And as soon as he reaches safety
He's gonna do it again do it again
Do it again and do it again

Do it and a do it and a do it again
Do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it again, do it again

Oh, do it and a do it and a do it again
Do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it again, do it again, yeah

Follow the tightrope walker
Let the noise fade away
Bend with the breeze and reach for the sky each day

Focus on where you're going
No matter where you've been
Keep yourself loose and in balance
Just like him

And do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it again, do it again

Do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it and a do it and a do it again
Do it again, do it again

Do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it again, do it again

Do it and a do it and a do it again
Oh do it and a do it and a do it again
Do it again, do it again

Nobody

Call the angels near
They don't come here
But I know they miss me just the same

Stay until the dawn
You're the chosen one
You can whisper in my ear your tales of pain

And when you go
I'll be on my knees, on my knees
Yeah when you go
I'll be on my knees

'Cause nobody wants you the way I want you
Nobody wants you the way I want you
Nobody wants you the way I want you
And when you go

I don't know what I'll do
I don't know what I'll do
I don't know what I'll do
I don't know what I'll do
copy paste robots kill the internet
Sink into my soul
Help me lose control
Let me be, let me be with you

Wipe the canvas clean
Paint the brand new scene
I see, I see it all with you

And when you go
I'll be on my knees, on my knees
Yeah when you go, go, go, go, go, go
I'll be on my knees

'Cause nobody wants you the way I want you
Nobody wants you the way I want you
Nobody wants you the way I want you
Nobody wants you

Nobody loves you the way I loved you
Nobody knew you the way I know you
No one will give you all that I gave you
No one will heal you the way I saved you, I saved you

And now that you're gone
Oh I don't know what I'll do
I don't know what I'll do
I don't know what I'll do

Ez target

As you're sitting in the stairwell with your hands behind your back
Wondering how you'll make a difference when you're under an attack
Remember there's no graceful way to go after an easy target

They may think they've hurt your feelings
But you know how to spot a fake
You can throw down with the best of them
You won't make that mistake
Remember there's no graceful way to go after an easy target

Who says it's right
Who says it's wrong
I'm full tonight
You're holding a smoking gun
copy paste robots kill the internet
Oh your mother taught forgiveness but it's harder to forget
We all bleed when we are born and we will bleed until we're dead
And we will show our teeth to anyone at every sign of danger

And I don't take on any fight that can't be fixed right from the start
And I won't lay down with two people who've been fighting from the heart
But I will show my teeth to anyone for I'm nobody's easy target

Who says it's right
Who says it's wrong
I'm full tonight
You're holding a smoking gun

As you're sitting in the stairwell with your hands behind your back
Spin around and let them free, life is nothing but a dance
But choose your words carefully for they'll become an easy target

Over

You went one way I have gone the other
Water shapes the stone and air is free
We knew we weren't quite right for each other
Best to keep our distance peacefully

This is over, over, over
This is who we have become
This is over, over, over
This is done
The dreams we had when we were young
copy paste robots kill the internet
Lately I've stopped listening to voices
Urging me to open up the door
Thankfully I don't regret my choices
History has brought me back before

But this is over, over, over
This is who we have become
This is over, over, over
This is done
The dreams we had when we were young

It ain't easy but it's right
We hold so very tight, tight
We hold with our lives

Let it go, like chances we all take
We all know, no such thing as no mistake
Let it go, like chances we all take
Take the broken pieces back today

Let it go, the chances we all take
We all know
Today begins anew
You went one way I have gone the other
You went one way I have gone the other
You went one way I have gone the other

Let me be your girl

When you're on your own
When you're on the street
When your troubles tie your hands
Knock you off your feet

I'll be there for you
It's a crazy world
I'll be there for you
For I am falling, falling, falling
Falling for you

It's a crazy world
Let me be your girl

Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl

Let my kiss begin to mend
Make your move, you're superman
I gotta hold you through the night
Make me do it all again
copy paste robots kill the internet
Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl

For I am falling, falling, falling
Falling, falling, falling
I am falling for you

Yes I am falling, falling, falling
Falling, falling, falling
I am falling for you

Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl
Let me be your girl

For I am falling, falling, falling
Falling, falling, I'm falling
Falling for you

Yes I am falling, falling, falling
I am, I am falling for you

Let me be your girl
Oh won't you let me be your girl
For I am falling, falling, falling
I am falling for you

Break apart

Please, baby please, don't go
Please baby I need you now
Walking the world without you just won't do
'Cause I get high on your heart

And nobody loves like you do
Nobody makes me feel whole
And if you don't fall for me too
I'm gonna break apart

Please, baby please, don't you lie
Don't say it's not our time
Nothing can stop me now from wanting you
'Cause I get high on your heart
copy paste robots kill the internet
And nobody loves like you do
And nobody makes me feel whole
And if you don't fall for me too
I'm gonna break apart

I'm gonna break into
A million pieces around you
If you don't fall for me too tonight
If you don't fall for me too tonight

I'm going back

I'm going back
To when you were three
You looked at the world
So innocently

Yes I'm going back
The way we all do
When life was easier for you

I'm going back
To afternoon light
To long summer days
And dreams through the night

Forever a king
The world at your feet
A smile just for you
A kiss on your cheek

And I know it isn't easy remembering
And I know it isn't easy to hear
But she wants you to know
She's near
copy paste robots kill the internet
I'm going back
To easier times
I'll stay 'til you fall asleep in my arms
My hand in your hand
And hope in your heart

I'd give anything to bring you back
To the start
I'd give anything to bring you back
To the start

Rainsong

On ne peut pas revenir en arrière
Ce n'est pas que je ne veux plus penser à ce que nous avions
Ca me manque aussi
Mais c'est egoiste de me demander d'etre ton ami
Tu te souviens de la façon dont tu es parti
Tu te souviens de m'avoir criée dessus lorsqu'il n'y avait plus rien à dire
Je ne comprends pas ce que tu attends de moi
Notre dynamique était toxique
Tu pensais que je te repoussais
Et aujourd'hui alors que tu finalises ton nouvel amour$
...
J'espère que tu seras toujours fidèle à ton nouvel amour
Ce que tu n'as jamais été avec moi

For worse or for better
I'd like to see you again
Now or never
Screaming in my head
copy paste robots kill the internet
Before it's settled in stone
Before I leave you alone
See me as you did long ago

Take it for shame back to the start
Ships have been lost for less than this and broken apart
Ice on my wings
A fatal disease
Let's play with them all

One final walk in the park
For your infamous heart

We can't stay kids forever
Who could bare that much pain
I've done my time with bad weather
You've done the same

We can't keep blaming each other
Or try to rescue this fight
Baby don't try again tonight

Take it for shame back to the start
Ships have been lost for less than this and broken apart
Ice on my wings
A fatal disease
Let's play with them all

One final walk in the park
For your infamous heart

Your heart, your heart
Your heart

Sweetheart I miss you
Sweetheart I miss you

Black sheep

Don't take it personally
You've done nothing wrong
You're right where you should be
We're all going home

Black sheep will rise up
Just before the dawn
You're the only one
Who can break them down
copy paste robots kill the internet
And I know the road has been long
They're on their own road too
You try so hard to be strong
Everyone watching you

Black sheep will rise up
Just before the dawn
You're the only one
Who can break them down

I'll always stay by your side
Forever holding your hand
Your time is coming to shine
Soon they'll all understand

Black sheep will rise up
Just before the dawn
You're the only one
Who can break them down
You're the only one
Who can break them down

Money fame thunder

Babe I know you're weary
Running out of time
We don't know what we're missing
Til it's on the headlines

Babe I know you're working
To figure this all out
Sometimes you think you're going crazy
Staring at missing pages
copy paste robots kill the internet
It ain't the money or the fame or the thunder
It ain't the memory of where you thought you'd be
It's just that you feel like a tightrope walker
You've gone too high to ever land back on your feet

Babe I know you're waiting
For something big to start
Seems like endless complications
Weighing down your heart

It ain't the routines or the phone rings or the players
You keep on moving towards where you need to be
It's just sometimes there's no words to make it better
And you want someone else to feel what you need

Some people want you to fall
You're gonna hold yourself steady
Keep yourself loose and in balance
Though you don't think you are ready
It's just one foot in front of the other now

It ain't the money or the fame or the thunder
It ain't the memory of where you thought you'd be
If you're gonna feel like a tightrope walker
Start looking up and don't you look down at your feet
Start looking up and don't you look down at your feet
Start looking up and don't you look down at your feet


Non Albums Tracks

*** Thanx a lot to the Rachael Yamagata Fansite for these lyrics ***

Blame on me

( With Toots and the maytals )

You've been doing all that you do
And say what you wanna say
And you're puttin' all the blame on me
Eh, baby...

Everything i try to do
Through it all you made it so hard for me
And you're puttin' all the blame on me

I'm givin' you my love
Feel you want ???
How could you
'Cause you want to put the blame on me

Tell me

Oh tell me (tell me)
Come tell me (tell me)
Tell me how you do me good
And you're puttin' all the blame on me

Through hard times and sorrow (mm hmmm)
Through heart aches and pain
I'll always be there for you
Just for you
(uh... They say love is true)

You say your love was true
Now you wanna break my heart in two
And you want to put the blame on me
Eh, baby...

And it was so good before (uh huh)
Tell me what came into your mind
Why you wanna put the blame on me

Oh tell me (oh tell me)
Tell me
Tell me how you do me good
And you're puttin' all the blame on me

Whoa...
???
It's just like ???
Tell me why you want to put the blame on me
Oh...oh

If your love can't be true
Then i don't know what we gonna do
And you're putting all the blame on me

Yeah, yeah...
I really love you
But you wanna hurt me, why?
I want to know why

Tell me babe,

Say you wanna light my fire (mmm hmm)
You wanna give me your desire
Don't forget the word, no no no no no no

Oh baby,
Tell me (tell me)
Tell me (tell me)
Tell me how you do me good
And you're puttin' all the blame on me

Oh baby,
Tell them (tell them)
Tell all your friends
Tell me how you do me good
And you're puttin' all the blame on me

If your love for me will never go
Tell me baby, why did you want to love no
???

Both Sides Now

( Joni Mitchell Cover / A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village LP)

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
Feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way

But now it's just another show
You leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

I've looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall
I really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say "I love you" right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well something's lost, but something's gained
In living every day

I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I don't know life at all

Cold roses

( With Ryan Adams )

The mirrors in the room go black and blue
On a sunday morning in her saturday shoes
We don't choose who we love
We don't choose

The lights over the midway melt on the street
In a sunday shoes, with her saturday feet
She don't love who he choose
She don't need what she use

Daylight comes and exposes
Saturday's bruises and cold roses
Cold roses

Nothing but the sunlight will help you grow
From underneath your bed you can't see the window
We don't choose what we see
We don't choose

Fortunate and angry just like a child
All that money buys you medicine but can't buy you time
We don't choose what we love
And she don't need what she got

Daylight comes and exposes
Saturday's bruises and cold roses
Cold roses

Cold roses
Cold roses
Cold roses

Collide

( Rachael Yamagata EP )

I'll fascinate you
for awhile
My hands can wave to please
So well

When I wake to realize all I've done
I'll be breaking strings
And all you're gonna feel is untied

I will not stay if you ask me to stay
Do not ask me to stay, because I will not stay

Why do we always collide
Stuck on two different sides

Your resignation
Dont simplify
It's not always good about
your life

When I wake up to find
All I've been is unkind
All you're gonna feel is untied
Untied

Why do we always collide
Stuck on two different sides

Why do we always collide
Stuck on two different sides

Why do we always collide
Stuck on two different sides

Why do we all...
Why do we all...

Dwell

Won't you dwell on the things you can't change
???
Don't you tell me to lie still and say
What will be will be will be will be will be
And be ok

I'm trying hard to find a reason to stay
When my ??? is much to ???
With your shadow ???
Oh, as i walk your ocean blue

You see its only a graveyard dog
That hangs around the past
Only the stones and the bones are meant to last

And i pray on your good will that you will come to see it
I wanna ???

There's a ??? i've been feeling just too fine
???
But don't you bring me around and ask me to ???
I'd be a ??? to give you the breath of ???

And i'm trying hard to find a reason to stay
When my ??? is much to ???
With your shadow ???
As i walk your ocean
As i walk your ocean blue

You see its only a graveyard dog
That hangs around the past
Only the stones and the bones are meant to last

And i pray on your good will that you will come to see it
I wanna ???

??? that hangs around the past
Only the stones and the bones are meant to last

And i pray on your good will that you will come to see it
I wanna ??? today...
I wanna ???
I wanna ???

It's not ??? to do
To do

Edith

Oh edith
You'll never know how much i wanted you
It was not appropriate...

Oh edith
I loved you like a movie star
Driving in your car
Counting the waves with the top down

Oh edith
I loved you like a waterfall
But you don't know this
I never told you...

No...no...no...no...no...no...

And i think of you
Whenever street lamps die
And i think of you
No matter hot i try
You doubted my tears
Haunted me for years

Don't you know... Know...don't you know
Don't you know you murder me

Oh edith
Do you ever thinnk of me
When you're waking from a dream
Or walking down an alley way

I wanted to send you some rain for your birthday
But it wasn't up to me
Oh that's how it had to be
Not up to me

Oh edith
You murder me
You murder me

And i miss you...
I miss you...
Miss you...

Falling in Love Again

( Heavyweight EP )

I'm a girl who needs her space
But tonight is all about him
I hit record
He hits erase
It drives me a little crazy
But I can't help myself when he looks at me that way

Here we go
We're falling in love again
Oh I don't know
Should we begin
Falling in love again
I can't let go
I want to dive right in
I want to be your friend
Falling in love again

Maybe this will do the trick
Maybe this is all for nothing
After all this killing time
And both of us are a little lazy
Let's meet in the middle
Let's give it one more try

Here we go
We're falling in love again
Oh I don't know
Should we begin
Falling in love again
I can't let go
I want to dive right in
I want to be your friend
Falling in love again

Here we go
We're falling in love again
Oh I don't know
Should we begin
Falling in love again
I can't let go
I want to dive right in
I want to be your friend
Falling in love again

Fireflies

( With Rhett Miller )

Rhett :
You looked like my mother
Did when she was nineteen
And not afraid to die

I started planning our future
But you were just nineteen
And still a firefly

Rachael :
You got terrible vision
Should have seen I was leaving
When I first appeared

I got bit by the footlights
I got caught in a headlights
Headed any place but here

Both :
Never say you'll never leave
'Cause you never know til you try
In a jar fireflies only last for one night
Only last for one night

Rachael :
Trains roll
Like gamblers in slow mo
Trying to find good luck
When they couldn't find love

Rhett :
Oh yeah and I
I'm gonna sleep on the train tracks
It's gonna be peaceful
And then it's gonna get rough

Both :
Never say you'll never leave
'Cause you never know til you try
In a jar fireflies only last for one night
Only last for one night

I must have had a reason for leaving
Not one I could see
I must have had a a reason for leaving
It must have been me, it must have been me

Rhett :
You looked like my mother
Did when she was nineteen
And not afraid to die

Rachael :
For the last time
I'm not your mother
And I was only nineteen
And still a firefly

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

Has It Happened Yet

( Heavyweight EP )

Has anybody shared our bed yet
Was it heavy, was it hard
Checked the time on the clock I used to sit
On the jacket that I bought
Just for you when I was on the road
To remind you that I didn't forget
All the things that I shared with you
Has anybody done that yet

Has anybody found the red shoes
Have they found my cigarettes
Have you gone back to the restaurant
That we'd go when we first met
And are you starting to make promises
Have you started taking bets
That it's better on the next round
Has anybody done that yet

Has it happened yet
I am readying myself for a change
Has it happened yet
I am trying to start again
Has it happened yet
Is she living with all was mine
If it hasn't happened yet
It will in time

I've got bad news for my heart
When two lives are torn apart
There is nothing you can claim
And no matter how you wish it
Nothing will ever be the same

Has anybody found the way to you
Does anyone know what you need
Does anyone remind you
The way we used to be
And are you starting to make promises
That you made to me
Has anybody found the secret
Has anybody done that yet

Has it happened yet
I am readying myself for a change
Has it happened yet
I am trying to start again
Has it happened yet
Is she living with all was mine
If it hasn't happened yet
It will in time
It will in time
Has it happened yet...

Heavyweight

( Heavyweight EP )

You think you are such a heavyweight
It don't mean nothing
At the end of the day
There is not a thing here left to break
I won't feeling nothing
There's nothing you can say to
Make me feel like I should walk away
I'll help you bear your heavyweight

You can take you anger out on me
oh, what's it matter
If my hope gets shattered
I will love you through all your mistakes
I'll carry you, your heavyweight

No matter what you do
No matter what you say
You're pulling punches
You're pulling punches
Hit below the belt
You give yourself away

I'm pulling for you
I'm pulling for you

Such a losing fight of me
Don't give up tonight
You'll be okay

You think you are such a heavyweight
But I'm sure of something
You don't have to be afraid to cry
Just show me how you've got inside
I can be your place to hide
If you would just release your pride
Win or lose, I'm by your side
Give up your heavyweight tonight

I'm Going To Go Back There Someday

( The Muppets Cover / The Green Album Compilation  - 2011 )

This looks familiar, vaguely familiar
Almost unreal, yet it's too soon to feel yet
Close to my soul, yet so far away
I'm going to go back there someday

Sun rises, night falls, sometimes the sky calls
Is that a song there, and do I belong there?
I've never been there, but I know the way
I'm going to go back there someday

Come and go with me, it's more fun to share
We'll both be completely at home in midair
We're flyin', not walkin', on featherless wings
We can hold onto love like invisible strings

There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met
Part heaven, part space, or have I found my place?
You can just visit, but I plan to stay
I'm going to go back there someday
I'm going to go back there someday

I Wish You Love

Goodbye, no use leading with our chins
This is where our story ends
Never lovers, ever friends
Goodbye, let our hearts call it a day
But before you walk away
I sincerely want to say

I wish you bluebirds in the spring to give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss but more than this
I wish you love

And in July a lemonade to cool you in some leafy glade
I wish you health and more than wealth
I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best, I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best, I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love

Jesus Was a Crossmaker

Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

One time I trusted a stranger
'Cause I heard his sweet song
And it was gently enticing me
Though there was something wrong
When I turned he was gone

Blinding me his song remains reminding me
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
Oh but Jesus was a crossmaker

Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

He wages war with the devil
A pistol by his side
And though he chases them out my window and
Won't give him a place to hide
He keeps his door open wide
Fighting him
He lights a lamp inviting him
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
Oh but Jesus was a crossmaker

Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

I hear the thunder come rumbling
The light never looked so dim
I see the junction get nearer
And danger's in the wind
And either road's looking grim

Hiding me I flee desires dividing me
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
Oh but Jesus was a crossmaker
Yeah but Jesus was a crossmaker

Keep Going

( Heavyweight EP )

Carry me for a while
It's your turn to learn the (?)
Carry you for a while
When you lead (?) me I'll be there
And the walls that keep us in the world
Will come down

Follow me
It's your turn
For this world has got to learn
That the only way to change your history
Is for me to follow you sometimes
And for you to follow me
And the doors we never made it through
Start opening

Oh, I need you
And you need me

Trust in me
I'll be true
You can trust me and I'll trust you
If I falter you'll forgive me
I'll forgive you

What I don't have you will bring
And I'll be there for anything
And we all will find a way to keep going

Yes we all will find a way to keep going

Known for Years

( Rachael Yamagata EP )

I'm so good runnin' away
You'd think I'd grown up that way
And you're so good at leading them on
Who am I to bring you down

I wonder why I'm still hangin' around
Was it the song

'Cause I've known for years that we'd get here
And I can't make believe that when I'm seeing the same thing
And I've known for years that we'd get here
And it'd be a shame to make believe
It's better to leave

And it's cruel the way I recall
A readiness to take it all
And I question still whether I am just a friend
And you don't need to stand in my way

I wonder if I just sold you the crown
Was it that sound

'Cause I've known for years that we'd get here
And I can't make believe that when I'm seeing the same thing
'Cause I've known for years that we'd get here
And it'd be a shame to make believe
It's better to leave

It'd be a shame to make believe, better to leave
It'd be a shame to make believe, better to leave
Yeah, It'd be a shame to make believe
Better, better, better, better to leave

'Cause I've known for years that we'd get here
And I can't make believe that we're seeing the same thing
'Cause I've known for years that we'd get here
And it'd be a shame, it'd be a shame, shame

Oh no, it'd be a shame to make believe
It'd be a shame to make believe
Oh, it's better to leave

Let it ride

( With Ryan Adams )

Moving like the fog on the cumberland river
I was leaving on the delta queen
And i wasn't ready to go
I'm never ready to go
27 of nothing but failures and promises that i couldn't keep
Oh lord, i wasn't ready to go
I'm never ready to go
Let it ride
Let it ride easy down the road
Let it ride
Let it take away all of the darkness
Let it ride
Let it rock me in the arms of stranger's angels until it brings me home
Let it ride
Let it roll
Let it go

Loaded like a sailor
Tumbling off a ferry boat
I was at the bar till three
Oh lord, and i wasn't ready to go
I'm never ready to go
Tennessee's a brother to my sister carolina where they're gonna bury me
And i ain't ready to go
I'm never ready to go
Let it ride let it ride easy down the road
Let it ride
Let it take away all of this darkness
Let it ride
Let it rock me in the arms of stranger's angels until it brings me home
Let it ride
Let it roll
Let it go

I wanna see you tonight
Dancing in the endless moonlight
In the parking lot in the headlights of cars
Someplace on the moon
Where they moved the drive-in theater
Where i left the car that i can't find but i still got the keys to
Let it ride
Let it ride easy down the road
Let it ride
Let it take away all of this darkness
Let it ride
Let it rock me in the arms of stranger's angels until it brings me home
Let it ride
Let it roll
Let it go

New York to L.A.

You've ruined every city
From new york to la
Every street and every corner
Every highway

Not even the planes know
No new way to fly
Your words etched in smoke
All over the sky

I'm a fool
I'm a fool again
I'm a fool
A fool again

You'd think i'd have found a better man
But i'm a fool
Once again

From starlight to sunrise
Through snow and then spring
I've watched from my window
As you turned to leave

My eyes on your back
I review what you say
"give me up' you whisper
At the hotel cafe

I'm a fool
A fool again
I'm a fool
A fool again

Oh, you would think i would've had a better plan
But i'm a fool
Once again

Please let me learn my lesson this time
Or am i up for another round
It breaks my hear and i just can't let it go
There is gold(?) To be found

Oh you've ruine every city
From new york to right here
I'm adrift in a dream
Nothing is clear

But with love such as this
I have no need to wait
God be with me
And bring ???
If this is a mistake

Oh i'm a fool
I'm a fool
I'm a fool

Pale

( With Bill Deasy )

I have called you here
To discuss the present situation
Never mind the tears, love,
I see them for the utter fabrication
That they are

I didn't mean to pry
I found the key behind the bedroom table
Save your alibi, love,
The sigts I saw effectively disabled
That device, and oh you look so...

Pale
Pale and peaked
Like an 18th century epidemic victim
Pale, like you've just seen the living
Ghost of your lost innocence

I taste it on your skin
I feel it in this stagnant air between us
Hear them on the wind, love,
Tolling bells announcing the defeat of our
New Life, and oh you look so...

Pale
Pale and peaked
Like an 18th century epidemic victim
Pale, like you've just seen the living
Ghost of your lost innocence

It didn't take long
To see your colors
The color of gone is,
Pale, your story's flimsy
Like a cardboard box on a rainy sidewalk
Pale, you're looking guilty
And your face is all the evidence I need

River

( Joni Mitchell Cover )

It's coming on christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace

Oh i wish i had a river
I could skate away on

But it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm gonna make a lot of money
And i'm gonna quit this crazy scene

Oh i wish i had a river
I could skate away on

I wish i had a river so long
I could teach my feet to fly

Oh i wish i had a river
I could skate away on

I made my baby cry...

You tried hard to help me
Always put me at ease
You loved me so naughty, baby
Made me weak in the knees

Oh i wish i had a river
I could skate away on

And i'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and i'm sad
And i've gone and lost the best baby
That i have ever had

Oh i wish i had a river
I could skate away on

I wish i had a river so long
I could teach my feet to fly

Oh i wish i had a river
I could skate away on

I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace

Oh i wish i had a river
I could skate away on

Sao paulo rain

( Tom McRae Cover )

There's always a party on funeral row
Where the cross flashes red to the street
And gasoline dreams of girls in blue jeans
He's grazing the surface of sleep

The vultures on main street are eyeing you up
Calculating the wait of your bones
And midnight graffiti appears on your door
So we all can sleep safe in our homes

And the storms in the distance hold no rain
And i feel my resistance giving way
Shelter me from this sky
Dance wiht me one last time
Sao paulo rain
Sao paulo rain

Do not disturb this blood red earth
There's giants sleeping beneath
And carnival queens on their deathbed scenes
All go through the motions of grief
Take another hit
Let the bottle slip through your fingers and
Break like a promise made
The day i remember
My heart i will keep
My voice i surrender
And i will not speak to lie

We were so alive
We were so alive
Shelter me from this sky
Dance with me one last time
Sao paulo rain
Sao paulo rain

Sweet Forgiveness

( With Bill Deasy )

I know the sky had grown dark
And you had to go chasing down a spark
Hey you, now that it's done
The love we had will still shine on
Like the headlights on a train I won't see coming
Like the sunrise on the building we lived

Sweet forgiveness rain down on me
Sweet forgiveness rain down on me
Every time I look in your eyes

Heartbreak can stand beside love
With a little help from up above
Walk on... I will stay here
And try to wish you joy beyond my tears
Like the tree that sheds it's yellow leaves in autumn
Like the stone that waits for water to come clean

Sweet forgiveness rain down on me
Sweet forgiveness rain down on me
Every time I look in your eyes

You broke me open yeah you broke me down
Left me stranded in some stranger's town
But I was hoping you might turn around
And see this

Sweet forgiveness rain down on me
Sweet forgiveness rain down on me
Every time I look in your eyes

The other side

I'm on the other side
Of where our lives used to be
I'm on the other side
Of where our lives used to be

Every push of my feet
In the sand

Reminds me
Together is not where we stand
Anymore
And every kiss to meet my hand
Defines me
And opens a new door

And all the little lies
Well they call and they wait
And they comfort
And save me from nothing

I'm on the other side
Of where our lives used to be
And i can feel alright
About whatever's good for me


Baby i wanna go back
You were supposed to come with me
All i ever wanted was to be with you
Yeah supposed come with me
Anything ???
And i would never do

You're just a postcard out
Or so they say
I'm holding
Records for more
Sent out in one day
And if there's a road
I'm meant to take
I'm going
Back on the ones who say

All the better times
When you were mine
And the cats are fine but they miss you

I'm on the other side
Of where our lives used to be
And i can feel alright
About whatever's good for me
Baby i wanna go back
You were supposed to come with me
All i ever wanted was to be with you
Yeah supposed come with me
Anything ???
And i would never do

I'm on the other side
Of where our lives used to be
And i can feel alright
About whatever's good for me
I'm on the other side
Of where our lives used to be
And i can feel alright
About what's good for me
Yeah
Yeah but
Baby i wanna go back
Oh baby i wanna go back
You were supposed to come with me
All i ever wanted
Was to be with you
You're supposed to come with me
Anything ???
And i would never do

These Girls

( Rachael Yamagata EP - Bonus Track )

I am tired
Of crying in bathrooms
And lighting drags
When I don't even smoke

Writing to no one
Sleeping with the hours
And sighing for a thousand things

So tired, ignoring your words
About a new girl

Watching flirtations
Whispered conversations

These Girls, they don't know
How they kill me down
Whenever they hold his hand
And these girls
I'm getting old, just by
Being 'round them
They're breaking the future
I'll never hold again

So blue, I'm scratching at nothing
The tighter you hold him, the stronger he gets
Inside I'm spinning, my lesson
Lipstick & perfume, and fanciful speech
My suitcase is packed by the door
In case he comes crawling, like he did before

Baby come get me, don't you look over there

And these girls, they don't know
How they kill me down
Whenever they hold his hand
And these girls
I'm getting old, just by
Being 'round them
They're breaking the future
I'll never hold again

And these girls, if I had my chance
Oh, I'll find a way to spell it out in the night
And these girls, it's dangerous
It's not their fault
But I'm so tired of being nice

Anywhere that I go, they appear before me
And everybody knows I'm addicted
To the object of their eyes

And these girls, they don't know
How they kill me down
Whenever they hold his hand
And these girls
I'm getting old, just by
Being 'round them
They're breaking the future
I'll never hold again

And these girls, if I had my chance
Oh, I'll find a way to spell it out in the night
And these girls, it's dangerous
It's not their fault
But I'm so tired of being nice

So tired of being nice
So tired, so tired of being alone...

Until I heard

All my life
Nothing seems to last
Its just some name i'll soon forget

And in the past
I never take the chance
To lead with my heart, and not my head

All my life i've heard them,
But to hear those words from you
Just knocks me down
And i'm spinning
Since i heard the words from you

And til this time
I never seemed to mind
Not having heartache to regret
But now i found
All my clouds are silver lined
And it's all a part of the words you said

All my life i've heard them,
But to hear the words from you
Just knocks me down
And i'm spinning
Since i heard the words from you
And i feel the way i do
Since i heard the words from you

All my life i've heard them,
But to hear the words from you
Just knocks me down
And i'm spinning
Since i heard the words from you
And i feel the way i do
Since i heard the words from you

I do

Woman

Is there a woman out there who'll take me
'Cause i've been far too hurt by this man
Apparently i don't give him leeway
Apparently, i don't understand

There's the last word we were meant to have
With the crossing light turned white too fast
There's the last kiss we were meant to share
There's a new girl now
So he shouldn't dare

Is there a woman out there who'll take me
'Cause i need sleep with somebody soft
I take a drink, a toast to his fortune
I'm not ready yet
For coffee or talk

'Cause there are pictures i've yet to take down
And he's still watching over my cat
At a hotel, just down the street
'Cause the new girl
Prefers it like that

Is there a woman out there who'll take me
Safe from the one who's lovin' him tonight
She's even got a beautiful name
Now rachael and james just doesn't seem right

Well, that's the way it goes
That's the way it goes

Is there a woman out there who'll take me
'Cause i am drifting far off to sea
With a couple of ticket stubs to float on
And the backlight of each memory

Is there a woman out there who'll take me away
'Cause i may never fall in love with a man

He was my best friend, my everything
He can't save me
Nobody can

That's the way it goes
That's the way it goes
That's the way it goes
That's the way it goes

Would You Please

( Rachael Yamagata EP )

Would you please
Let me slide a few words
Under your door
And would you please
Let me slide a few words
under your door

The first 3 say "I Love You"
The last 5 "But I can't no more"
I don't believe in miracles (no no)
Not like I did before

And would you please
Let me slide a few words
Under your door
And would you please (yeah)
Try to understand

There's a paragraph or two
Devoted to the memories that we shared
In the dramatized songs about how there'll be no more memories
No more memories

And if you'll notice in the corner
There's a tiny little heart I've enclosed
Like a little surprise (oh yes i did)
And if you'll please ignore the smeared smudged writing
It came from the tears in my eyes

You're probably gonna get it
After a long day
You may not even believe it's true
I know you know, you know, you know my crazy ways

Yeah, but sleeping beauty is going to bed
She put a little tiny hole in her own head
Gotta find her own way home
Before she's dead

Yeah, but Sleeping Beauty is going to bed
She put a little tiny hole in her own head
Gotta find her own way home
Before she's dead

Woo Sleeping Beauty is going to bed
She put a little tiny hole in her own head
Gotta find her own way home
Before she's dead

Woo Sleeping Beauty is going to bed
She put a little tiny hole in her own head
Gotta find her own way home
Before she's dead

You Take My Troubles Away

( Dan Wilson & Rachel Yamagata / Dear John Ost )

And so now we begin
Calling on the fortunate son
Stand tall taking everything in
Gliding with the feathers you’ve won
I can’t live dreaming of a future alone
Hold tight please don’t let the memory go

You take my troubles away
You take my sirens away
You keep my sorrows at bay
Take it all, take it all away

You take my running away
You take my battles away
You take my breath away
Take it all, take it all away

Old words when there’s so much to tell
And I don’t know when I’ll be there again
In life, when you’re driven away
Will you recognize the one who returns
Sweet one the beauty that you are in the dawn
Dear love all I ask is that you hold on

You take my troubles away
You take my sirens away
You keep my sorrows at bay
Take it all, take it all away

You take my running away
You take my battles away
You take my breath away
Take it all, take it all away

You take my running away
You take my battles away
You take my breath away
Take it all, take it all away
Take it all, take it all away
Take it all, take it all away
Take it all, take it all away
Take it all, take it all away

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