Austin, TX, USA

©2017 by Barbara Nesbitt

Lyrics

A Million Stories


The ghosts that crawl out of the woodwork

Keep me company at night

I’d keep them at bay but I want them to stay

They’ve become a familiar sight.


The sun shines all the time here

That’s good for your fair-weather friends

But I need rain and conversation

And I need to see you believe in me when the day ends.


But do you know who I am

Am I getting through

Do you know who I am

Because I really want you to.


I can tell you a million stories

Who I am, who I used to be

But still to you they’re only stories

You here the words but you don’t see me.


Been on my own for such a long time

And I’m stronger than you know

I’m brave enough to keep on trying

When everything says I should go.


But do you know who I am

Am I getting through

Do you know who I am

Because I really want you to.


But do you know who I am

Am I getting through

Do you know who I am

Because I really want you to



All The Way

Oh, you talk to me slow

You already know

What I need without being told

All I want to do

Is give myself to you

I find it easier and easier to do


Hey I love you

Just in case I didn’t say

Hey I love you all the way


Tomorrow will be

Even brighter for me


And oh, it ain’t like before

I always wanted more

Always had one hand on the door


Hey I love you

Just in case I didn’t say

Hey I love you all the way

Hey I love you

Just in case I didn’t say

Hey I love you all the way



Almost Home


When your summer sun Is sinking down

And your fire is all burned out

Look to the stars when the lights go out

I’m on my way 


I’m almost home

I’m on my way

I won’t be long

I’m on my way

I won’t leave you alone

I’m almost home


When the pain is just too much

And you find your skin’s not thick enough

Keep your powder dry and your chin up

I’m on my way


I’m almost home

I’m on my way

I won’t be long

I’m on my way

I won’t leave you alone

I’m almost home


Hang on for one more night

I swear it’ll be all right


I’m almost home

I’m on my way

I won’t be long

I’m on my way

I won’t leave you alone

I’m almost home

 

At Large in Tennessee

Well, I guess you tried to be the good little bride

You were cut from the clay of the mountainside

Now you’re a long way gone

Stony eyes and two ton lies

The Appalachia man you left behind

But you’re a long way gone

    

Breakneck speed on a moonlit road

You smile to yourself cuz you’re all alone

Not in vain, you got yourself free

A right as rain refugee

At large in Tennessee

Miles of mills and moonshine stills

You’d burn it all down everything they built

But you’re a long way gone

Breakneck speed on a moonlit road

You smile to yourself cuz you’re all alone

Not in vain, you got yourself free

A right as rain refugee

At large in Tennessee

Breakneck speed on a moonlit road

You smile to yourself cuz you’re all alone

Not in vain, you got yourself free

A right as rain refugee

At large in Tennessee 

Beautiful


You cast a mystery; play your role

Put your make up on; leave your heart at home

But we all want to see what’s really underneath

I know there’s something there you won’t let anyone see


When are you coming clean? life’s too good

To be someone that you’re not cause someone said you should

You turn it on, but It’s not you

Why don’t you take those words you say and make them true


Life is beautiful don’t you know

You can show your heart you can lose control

Life is beautiful can’t you see

Someday the truth of love will make you free

And you will set the world on fire


Ooooh, it’s true, it’s true


So don’t wrap yourself up in your pretty lies

Let the light come in; it’ll keep you warm at night

You hold your mask on tight; I never could

If you could let it down I really wish you would


Life is beautiful don’t you know

You can show your heart you can lose control

Life is beautiful can’t you see

Someday the truth of love will make you free

And you will set the world on fire


Ooooh, it’s true, it’s true




Broken Girl

Lord knows I’ve tried so hard

To sing the pain away from your heart

A dreamer without a dream

Fallen apart at the seams

A partner in crime who seemed

To never mind I was a broken girl


Your songs will always bring me back home

The first words that ever truly made me feel known

Sad songs are always in need 

For girls who just can’t believe

But you had a friend in me

I was another one, another broken girl


But it’s a beautiful day

And I’m finally awake

Let the shadows fall where they may

I never minded them much anyway


I can see that you’re happy there, where you are

Content with your demons, content in the dark

But me, I’m still willing to fight

In the shadows, in the light

And I hope that it’s all right

That I’m better now, I’m not a broken girl

Oh, I’m better now

I’m better now

I’m better now, I’m not a broken girl

 

Dancing On A Trap Door


Won’t you come stay with me tonight?

It tears me up you won’t treat me right

But those green eyes get me every time


Whiskey-filled, I stumble up the stairs

Drunk with hope that I might see you there

And those green eyes looking into mine


I’m dancing on a trap door

I’m hanging by a thread

I know I need a better man

But god damn, I want you instead


So here is me talking to the moon

And dreaming you were here in my room

With your green eyes pretending that you’re mine


I’m dancing on a trap door

I’m hanging by a thread

I know I need a better man

But god damn, I want you instead



Do It Again


I wish that i could wish you well

After you left me where i fell

I know i was wrong

And now you're gone

Guess I can kindly go to hell


I know that I’m the one to blame

And I could live with all the shame

I guess you saw right through

My lies don’t fool you

But did you have to leave that way


I regret my sin

Bad girls never win

But i know in end

But in the end i’d do it again


Pull up your bootstraps and be gone

Wash your slate clean of my wrong

Burn down our happy home

You should have known

I have been running for too long


I regret my sin

Bad girls never win

But i know in end

But in the end i’d do it again


Curse my heart, curse my head

Curse the loneliness that I dread

Curse this wall, curse this toll

Can anyone save my soul


I regret my sin

Bad girls never win

But i know in end

But in the end I’d do it again

I’d do it again

Lord knows I never win

I’d do it again

I’d do it again

Wooooah, I’d do it again



Don’t Bother


So, goodbye my honey

You won’t be seeing me again

This time I’m gone for good

This time I’m gone for good


So don’t bother to leave the light on

I don’t need a way home

Don’t bother to leave the light on

It’s time I moved on


I’ve been dabbling in travel

A little further every time

But I’ve been tied to home

I’ve been tied to home

But I’m losing grip on that line

And you’ve let go of me

It’s faded away, it’s faded away


Some people spend a lifetime in captivity

Some people spend a lifetime, that’s not me, that’s not me


So don’t bother to leave the light on

I don’t need a way home

Don’t bother to leave the light on

Cuz I’m not coming home

Don’t bother to leave the light on

It’s time I moved on

 

Don’t Think Much


I don’t much think of you

And I don’t think much of you when I do

I don’t think I’ll go back to Tennessee

Everybody makes mistakes, even me


He’s just a boy

Not yet a man

He still takes joy

Out of taking women


I don’t much think of you

And I don’t think much of you when I do

I don’t think I’ll go back to Tennessee

Everybody makes mistakes, even me


Knoxville in spring

You can hear the boy sing

Songs of the heart

His heart didn’t bring


I don’t much think of you

And I don’t think much of you when I do

I don’t think I’ll go back to Tennessee

Everybody makes mistakes, even me


Blue eyes that cry

And stories that lie

Draw you inside

Then tell you goodbye




Everything I See


There was a fire in ’72 that lighted up the night

And burned away half her life by the time it was light

It’s stifling on the Rue Dumaine and she’s keeping very still

And she makes her way through the pain with the bottle and the pill


But you’re no different, it happens all the time

So you find the pieces that make you feel alive


The rain falls through the heat on the Lady Esplanade

And the citizens fall in line to watch her parade

And this is her world, and this is your life, it’s a mystery to me

But Danny’s laughing ‘cause I search for meaning in everything I see


But you’re no different, it happens all the time

So you find the pieces that make you feel alive

Ooh babe, it’s easier that way

Ooh babe, it’s easier that way


But you’re no different, it happens all the time

So you find the pieces that make you feel alive

Ooh babe, it’s easier that way

Ooh babe, it’s easier that way 


Flicker


Twelve o’clock, Friday night

I’m not feeling alright

I need a drink, don’t want to think today

He’s just a friend of mine

But something’s different this time

Why did you look at me that way


Just a flicker and it was gone

But it’s enough for me to live on

And I might never be the same

Just a flicker and it was gone

It’s enough for me to be drawn

Into this dangerous game


Will tomorrow come and next week go

And take my hope and kill it slow

Or will you look at me again

It’s strange how change will come along

And fuck you up when you’re not strong

And now I’m waiting for the real story to begin


Just a flicker and it was gone

But it’s enough for me to live on

And I might never be the same

Just a flicker and it was gone

It’s enough for me to be drawn

Into this dangerous game


And I know it’s only time

Before you put me on a shelf

And the fault is only mine

Why do I do this to myself


Just a flicker and it was gone

But it’s enough for me to live on

And I might never be the same

Just a flicker and it was gone

It’s enough for me to be drawn

Into this dangerous game

 

Fly


You said goodbye on a Tuesday

And the light left my eyes

When I saw the way you saw me that day

It cut me right down to size


I’ve been drinking now for ten days straight – it doesn’t help

But I don’t know what will

And I can make my way in the dark to that well

But I can’t seem to get my fill


So I’ll fly, I’m letting you go

Fly, I’m letting you go


It was a long night, a long flight

But I’m back from the city

So much easier to be stoic among strangers

My sweet anonymity


But I kept my promise. I stayed away

No I behave as the wind behaves

I’m free, lucky me

But reacting to forces that don’t come from me


When I fly, I’m letting you go

Fly, I’m letting you go


And I never thought I would lose

No, this wasn’t part of the plan

But how well you must do

With all of the cards in your hand


And hey, they told me, I wouldn’t be defeated

If only I gave my heart

So why can’t you see that I’m just what you needed

Why do we all fall apart

Fall apart


So I’ll fly, I’m letting you go

Fly, I’m letting you go



Give In


Give in, say goodbye

He’s no good for you; you’re wasting your time

Its ok to let it go

Remember who you were three years ago


It’s a broken heart, that’s all

You’ll be back on your feet in no time at all


Cry. Call his name

But know all the time he won’t feel the same

Go to sleep for a while

And stop always thinking you’ve got to smile


Through your broken heart, you crawl

You’ll be back on your feet in no time at all


Give in, run away

As fast as you can and don’t turn around again

Close your eyes, thank a chance

Drama is not the same thing as romance


Write a song. Change your hair

Find out who your friends are and make sure they stay there

Kiss a boy.  Make a mess

Learn how to fly.  Go buy a new dress

Just run…run


Give in, say goodbye

He’s no good for you; you’re wasting your time



Good For Something


It’s led me astray

It’s made a wreck of my happy home

It’s run away 

With those who would leave me alone

And even though it’s left me with nothing

I’m sure this heart is still good for something


It lets me have dreams

I can’t reach no matter how hard I try

It makes me believe things

In people that are really a lie

And even though it’s left me with nothing

I’m sure this heart is still good for something


It burns like fire

It can be cold as a stone

When I’m out on the wire

I fall just as soon as I’ve flown


But it beats strong and true

Mighty and brave

Then it breaks right into

The moment you turn it away 

And even though it’s left me with nothing

I’m sure this heart is still good for something

 

Hot Tin Roof


I am a girl who’s travelled the world

And I've met all manner of men

Yeah  have been burned, you’d think that I’d learn

But I'm doomed to do it all again


You're my hot tin roof

Your my bad idea, what I shouldn’t do

But I’ve never been known to choose right over wrong

So why should I start with you


You are a boy, capricious and coy

A bad choice for anyone to make

Oh but I’m at your door, cuz I want some more

Everybody makes mistakes


You're my hot tin roof

Your my bad idea, what I shouldn’t do

But I’ve never been known to choose right over wrong

So why should I start with you


When the devil wants in, oh the devil gets in


So if all your days are bluster and blaze

If you always have something to prove

If you can’t find your heart and tear others apart

Baby, that’s when I’ll make my move


You're my hot tin roof

Your my bad idea, what I shouldn’t do

But I’ve never been known to choose right over wrong

So why should I start with you

Oh, why should I start with you

 

I Brought My Pajamas, Let’s Get Drunk


I’m comin' over, I slipped my pen

Spent a month of Sundays paying for all my so called sins

but a little liquor and some fun

never hurt anyone

open up your door i’m comin’ in


I brought my pajamas let’s get drunk

Let’s drink away our thinking til all out thoughts are thunk

I may not need them anyway, you never were a monk

but I brought my pajamas, let’s get drunk


Here’s to the fools who wear the crown

Here’s to the loves we’ve lost and loves we’ve never found

Immo toast to all or none

May fortune favor everyone

drink it up and smash our glasses down


I brought my pajamas let’s get drunk

Let’s drink away our thinking til all out thoughts are thunk

I may not need them anyway, you never were a monk

but I brought my pajamas, let’s get drunk


We’ll howl at the moon

then you can be the little spoon


I brought my pajamas let’s get drunk

Let’s drink away our thinking til all out thoughts are thunk

I may not need them anyway, you never were a monk

but I brought my pajamas, let’s get drunk



Into The Sun


I, I’m gonna let you down

I’d like to fly and you’d like your feet on the ground

It’s such a shame that you still feel this way

Wish I could turn you around

But I, I’m gonna let you down


You ring my bell

Who knows how hard I woulda fell

But you tend to madness and you’re set on sadness

And I can’t break that spell

But oh, oh you ring my bell


I want to fall free into the sun 

I want to risk it all and you want to run

I know you’re scared

And I know you wouldn’t dare


So I, I’m gonna let you go

I’d like to fly and you’d like stay safe below

I don’t blame you for feeling this way

And sometimes I’m sorry I don’t

But I, I’m gonna let you go


I want to fall free into the sun 

I want to risk it all and you want to run

I know you’re scared

And I know you wouldn’t dare


It Is What It Is


Seven days of nothing new

Same old me, same old you

A casual eye, a wandering eye

And all the hope in the world won’t do.


It is what it is; never what it should be

Not enough to settle for, and not enough for me

No, not enough for me.


You’ve stolen who I used to be

With such a cruel civility

Oh, I disappear, hell, there’s no one here

Just an empty shell of me

It is what it is; it’s not even what it was

I stayed to long like everyone does

Oh, and everyone does.


Seven months of nothing new

And do I even know you

Oh, were you really mine, I’m waiting on a sign

Anything, anything from you.


It is what it is; it’s not even what it was

You get what you settle for, everyone does

It is what it is; it’s only what you choose

It is the game we both will lose

 

Just Give Me Tonight


I’m so tired, but I can’t stay

Please my love, don’t stand in my way

Been fighting for so long, I’m trying to be strong

I just need one day on my own


And we’ll be all right

Just need a little time

Don’t think that I don’t care

Just give me tonight


I’m so tired, I need to head home

Please my love, just one night alone

We’re lost if I stay, the cruel words we say

I just need one day away.


And we’ll be all right.

Just need a little time

So don’t think that I don’t care

Just give me tonight



Like A Good Girl Should


Maybe my baby called

Maybe he’s changed his mind

I’d better get back inside

Maybe my baby’s here

Maybe he’s coming down the drive

I’d better get this one right


I’ll work it so carefully

‘til he can’t live without me


Maybe, maybe there’s time to turn it around

Lord knows I would if I could

Shut my mouth, put the bottle down

And behave like a good girl should


Maybe my baby knows

There’s no one like me

He just needed time to see

Maybe he’s at the door

Maybe the sun will shine again

Lord knows how dark it’s been

I’ll work it so carefully

‘til he can’t live without me


Maybe, maybe there’s time to turn it around

Lord knows I would if I could

Shut my mouth, put the bottle down

And behave like a good girl should



Losin’ Time


Love don’t last and peace won’t do

Nothing’s good enough for you

You’re sinking in your old dog ways

Wondering why no one stays

Everything’s a fight It has no end

You were happy once but can’t remember when or why

I feel I’m losing time and time again, I can’t ever seem to win

You drag me down and pull me in that bitter world you’re living in

Again and again


It must be tough to live this way

With never nothing good to say

Everybody lets you down

You’ve blown your own damn candle out

Do you wonder why you’re there alone

You killed the light all on your own

I feel I’m losing time and time again, I can’t ever seem to win

You drag me down and pull me in the bitter world you’re living in

Again and again


I’m gonna run fast as I can

‘til my dreams come back to life again


It’s knee jerk shit you put us through

You even fight when I agree with you

Do you wonder why you walk alone

In the dark with a broken throne

A fist of booze to get fine

Keep you tight and make you blind, too

I feel I’m losing time and time again, I can’t ever seem to win

You drag me down and pull me in the bitter world you’re living in

Again and again


I’m gonna run fast as I can

‘til my dreams come back to life again

 

Love Me When I’m Hurtin’, Too


I know you love me

When I’m happy

I’ve heard it every day

So beguiling

When you’re smiling

You’re just prettier that way


But sometimes i’m twisted and tangled

Sometimes I can’t dance for you

Sometimes I'm rain-whipped and rusted shut

So could you love when I’m hurtin’, too


Oh, I have my fun

Shine like the sun

Strong and brave and fine

But you don’t just get one part

If you want my heart

There’s a very deep fault line


Sometimes i’m twisted and tangled

Sometimes I can’t dance for you

Sometimes I'm rain-whipped and rusted shut

But could you love when I’m hurtin’, too


I swear by the moon, I’ll do the same for you

And every smile that shines through will be the truth

Will be the truth


Sometimes i’m twisted and tangled

Sometimes I can’t dance for you

Sometimes I'm rain-whipped and rusted shut

But could you love when I’m hurtin’, too



Many Miles To Go


Did you really have to throw the towel in

Do I really have to start all over again

You didn’t even give me a chance

And I’ve been waiting for so long


And now I have many miles to go

‘Cause I never seem to get to far

Now I have many miles to go

‘Cause I never seem to get to far


He’s not mine; I’m just the one he wants today

By tomorrow he’ll devise a getaway

You never intended to stay

I should have known it all along


And now I have many miles to go

‘Cause I never seem to get to far

Now I have many miles to go

‘Cause I never seem to get to far


And I mean what I sing and everything I say to you

And you wanna leave, and I don’t believe it.

No, I don’t believe it.


I can you’re planning your escape

I’m not blind, I can see it in your face

You want to run away

You’ve been trying for so long


So now I have many miles to go

‘Cause I never seem to get to far

Now I have many miles to go

‘Cause I never seem to get to far



Message To You

I built my house of cards

Careful not to show

It’s all full of holes

The wolves that guard my door

Turned on me one day 

They keep me locked away


But you broke through like the light

The darkness cast aside

I love everything you do

This is my message to you

Cuz when you’re by my side

Hope springs back to life

And it might be ok to trust somebody someday


They really taught me well

I lay awake all night

With all the things I don’t do right

I can put myself through hell

They told me that I should

Believe that I’m no good


But you broke through like the light

The darkness cast aside

I love everything you do

This is my message to you

Cuz when you’re by my side

Hope springs back to life

And it might be ok to believe in you someday


Till I’m strong enough to trust 

Can you believe enough for both of us


But you broke through like the light

The darkness cast aside

I love everything you do

This is my message to you

Cuz when you’re by my side

Hope springs back to life

And it might be ok to trust somebody someday

 

Mile High Monkey

Saved again.  I feel you crawling, darling, underneath my skin

It’s seeping in.  You take it all away can you bring it back again

So sweet, I’m sinking. Sweet, I’m sinking.


Quietly.  Under the charm again, I know this creature can’t be me.

Set me free.  Spike in my arm again.  Push the ocean from the sea.

So sweet, I’m sinking. Sweet, I’m sinking.


Mile high monkey on my back.  Rollin’ in me.  Got a hold over me.

Mile high monkey on my back.  You take the best of me.  You’ll be the death of me.


Memories.  Floating in and out of time, I’ll still remember everything 

It’s in a dream. When I’m talking to myself, well, it all comes floating back to me.

So sweet I’m sinking. Sweet, I’m sinking.


It’s bigger than life.  High on pain, livin’ large, can’t be stopped or satisfied.

So tie it tight.  Pierce my flesh.  Fix my head.  It won’t stop, so I don’t even try.

So sweet I’m sinking. Sweet, I’m sinking.


Mile high monkey on my back.  Rollin’ in me.  Got a hold over me.

Mile high monkey on my back.  You take the best of me.  Take my breath from me.

Mile high monkey on my back.  Rollin’ in me.  Got a hold over me.

Mile high monkey on my back.  You take the best of me.  You’ll be the death of me



Never Been In Love


I been down the long, long road

I’ve stayed put right here at home

I’ve turned the light switch off and on

But I never been in love

I been tacky and I been tasteful

I been thrifty and I been wasteful

I been hungry and I’ve had face full

But I never been in love


When they ask me why don’t I write a love song?

I shake my head and graciously decline

Cuz when I look back on what I got to choose from

It’d be a love gone wrong or it wouldn’t be a love of mine


I’ve dated June and I’ve slept with October

I been juiced and I been sober

Depending on which you could push me right over

But I never been in love

I been rainy and I been sunny

I’ve laughed when I’m sad and I’ve cried when it’s funny

I been poor but I’d rather have money

But I never been in love

Ch


I could write about love all day long

I could weave the words 

To one hell of a fictional song


I been a hippie and I been a punk

I’ve smelled like roses and stunk like a skunk

I kiss girls but only when I’m drunk

And I never been in love

I been a dummy and I’ve had the skinny

I been dull and I shone like a penny

I’ve had it all but I ain’t had any

Cuz I never been in love



Not So Close


It took me so long to get to this place 

To have thoughts of my own and strength in the face

Of your critical words and condescending way

Of wanting me to sing for you and not hearing what I say


But it’s do this and do that

And that’s wrong and that’s that

You should listen to me, girl, and don’t listen to them

Do what I say pose for me today

Just be yourself, but make sure to do it do it my way

So I disappear

It’s a wonderful show. Wish I was here

I’m so close to everything I should be

So close to everything 

But not so close to me


Bring back the music and take away all of the politics and egotists 

And the man with the plan

All I want to do is sing my songs and get along

And write what I write 

And be who I am


So I disappear

It’s a wonderful show. Wish I was here

So I disappear

It’s a wonderful show. Wish I was here


I’m so close to everything I should be

So close to everything 

But not so close to me

 

Old Devils Can Die


This is my house this is my land

This is my time this is my stand

Go, go devil, go

Daddy been here since ‘62

Momma didn’t like it much but stayed on through

Go, go devil, go


Don’t bring your rattling bones to my door

I won’t be so nice this time

It ain’t true what they said before

Old devils can die


Test the meek, best the poor

But I ain’t weak and scared no more

Go, go devil, go

You don’t see things like I do

But this won’t end well for you

Go, go devil, go


Don’t bring your rattling bones to my door

I won’t be so nice this time

It ain’t true what they said before

Old devils can die


Life with you ain’t good as life alone

So make your way, make your way back home


Don’t bring your rattling bones to my door

I won’t be so nice this time

It ain’t true what they said before

Old devils can die



Quicksand


I think of you. I still go to pieces

The past still gets me down

Still I try. Still my heart reaches

For a friend who will stick around


My life is good. There’s a lot that time erases

Everyday can be a brand  new start

But still I see the shadows of your faces

All the ones who broke my heart


It’s like

Quicksand pulling me down

Til I can’t see; til I can’t breathe

And I go without a sound

Into the deep dark part of me


I don’t know how you manage to get in

There are people like you everywhere I go

You’re a dime a dozen, wolves in sheep’s skin

And I ‘m still caught in this undertow


It’s like

Quicksand pulling me down

Til I can’t see; til I can’t breathe

And I go without a sound

Into the deep dark part of me


I know how hard it is to fall

When you look around and there’s no one at all


It’s like quicksand pulling me down

Til I can’t see; til I can’t breathe

And I go without a sound

Into the deep dark part of me




Red


Take another pull 

Of the whiskey of your whiskey

And pray it will erase 

The last of your memory, the last of your memory


It was an empire, you had an empire

It fell to pieces at your hand

You twist her meaning, broken and leaning 

The wine turned to brine in the wreckage of your head


But it wasn’t because of that dress

It was’t just because that red dress


Red as an apple in her lily white hand         

Red as the blood you shed on the land

Red in your dreams at night

Red until the day you’re dead


Up from the coast there comes a ghost 

Who knows your name who knows your name

And she gives chase to every place 

From Bristol to perditions flame


And there’s powder on your sleeve

And there're voices in your ears

And a set of sins that could keep 

The parish priest busy for a hundred years


But it wasn’t because of that dress

It was’t just because that red dress


Red as an apple in her lily white hand         

Red as the blood you shed on the land

Red in your dreams at night

Red until the day you’re dead 

Red as an apple in her lily white hand         

Red as the blood you shed on the land

Red in your dreams at night

Red until the day you’re dead

 

Someone I Can’t Live Without


Yes i guess i’m lonely and maybe i been wrong 

But i’d rather be an only til the right one comes along 

I’ll be yours for a day or two

I’ll even think i’m in love with you

But just like that the feeling will be gone


How do you know it's for forever

How do you fall in love without a doubt

I’m so good at goodbye

But i hope before I die

I find someone I can’t live without


You look like a dream, I know you’d do me right

I could be your queen , but i can’t seem to see the light

I’m holding out for that mystery

Did fairy tails do this to me

Or do good things come to those who hold tight


How do you know it's for forever

How do you fall in love without a doubt

I’m so good at goodbye

But i hope before I die

I find someone I can’t live without


I don’t mind the waiting

If I know you’ll come along

And we’ll end up right where we belong


How do you know it's for forever

How do you fall in love without a doubt

I’m so good at goodbye

But i hope before I die

I find someone I can’t live without



Stranger Things

Go on and keep your secrets from me

I’ll bide my time

This may just be my greatest victory

If I work it right


Maybe you’ll fall for me

I’ve seen stranger things

Maybe you’ll fall for me

I’ve seen stranger things


It’s the last time I’ll get burned

I’m changing this tide

Work it out ‘til the tables have turned

And I get what’s mine


Then maybe you’ll fall for me

I’ve seen stranger things

Maybe you’ll fall for me

I’ve seen stranger things


When I close my eyes you’re still there

I see you everywhere

Walkin’ around so unaware 

Of me


Stupid boy wants a mystery

I’ll do what I can

Keep him guessing ‘til eventually

I don’t even know who I am


But maybe you’ll fall for me

I’ve seen stranger things

Maybe you’ll fall for me

I’ve seen stranger things


When I close my eyes you’re still there

I see you everywhere

Walkin’ around so unaware of me

Of me



Summertime

I think I know how you feel

I think that you want to go

But darling before you leave

There’s something that you ought to know


Summertime is coming, and I’m much more fun

So maybe stick around before deciding to run

Summertime is much more fun


I know that I have been blue

I know it’s tiring as hell

But you can count on me to

To love to live as well


Summertime is coming and I’m much more fun

So maybe stick around before deciding to run

Summertime is much more fun


Winter was longer this year

And you had something to do with that

But sadness and darkness and fear

Have never been where I’m at


If you’d just look in your heart

You’d see that you have been wrong

I might even sit down

And write a happy fucking song


Summertime is coming and I’m much more fun

So maybe stick around before deciding to run

Summertime is much more fun 

Summertime is coming and I’m much more fun

I might even take all my clothes off

And run around in the sun

Summertime is much more fun

 

The Bees


The bees in my head are so loud now

They track me down. They drown everything else out

They bring tears to my eyes

They bring down my disguise

They bring these songs that come out of my mouth


Sometimes it’s too hard to fight

But I should be fine by the end of the night 


I watch the people I have come to know

Talking together after the show

They see through my defense

It doesn’t make any sense

How someone like me could be laid so low


Sometimes it’s too hard to fight

But I should be fine by the end of the night 


I hide out back a while under the trees

I think of Gordon and history

The bees swarm in his head

Sometimes he thinks he’d be better off dead

I hope he hangs on, if only just for me


Sometimes it’s so hard to fight

But I hope you make it through the night

I need people like you in my life

For me to be fine by the end of the night



The Big Picture

So, go.  You’re already gone

Thought we had it all planned out.  I guess we were wrong

People they tell me, it’ll be all right

But empty words and empty smiles don’t keep me warm at night


The big picture escapes me now

I don’t understand

If there’s a reason to break me down

Let me in on the plan


I don’t know how long I been unwell

I been hiding from it, not even I could tell

People tell me, to be myself

Guess I oversell me, wish I were somebody else


The big picture escapes me now

I don’t understand

If there’s a reason to break me down

Let me in on the plan



Three Between Us

Three between us

Maybe two too many

Trouble enough, on my own

And I f you knew 

What you were getting into

You’d turn around and head back home


One too sad, one too bold

We still believe it’s never get old

And somehow it all work out 

As the story unfolds

But what the hell do we know


Here we are, torn apart

How did we come to this

Two reasons to be alone

That’s all this is


You think you’re flush

World at your feet

You take for granted everyone you meet

A grasping little thief

Stunned in disbelief

When you lose it all and you’re out in the street


And it’s the blind leading the blind out here

In the rat race to get our share

Three between us fall

You just can’t have it all

No one ever said it would be fair


Here we are, torn apart

How did we come to this

Two reasons to be alone

That’s all this is


Here we are, torn apart

How did we come to this

Two reasons to be alone

That’s all this is

Two reasons to be alone

That’s all this is

That’s all this is

That’s all this is

 

Weightless


I still dream about you

It stays with me all damn day

I know I can live without you

It’s just a little less good  every day


I carry the whole damn load

When the ghosts come to call

You go weightless down your yellow brick road

And I carry it all  hmmmmm


Yes, I can see I’m sinking

I struggle in vain to move on

While I go crazy thinking

I’m pretty sure you haven’t even noticed that I’m gone


I carry the whole damn load

When the ghosts come to call

You go weightless down your yellow brick road

And I carry it all  hmmmmm


I stumble and fall

You don’t look back at all


I still wait by the window

Every time you say you’ve changed your mind

But I guess I should know by now

Someone like you will never arrive


I carry the whole damn load

When the ghosts come to call

You go weightless down your yellow brick road

And I carry it all  hmmmmm



When Summer Is Over


She’s a beautiful girl, I can’t deny

But you’ll see through her as time goes by

And I’ll hold on long after she’s gone

Though I know it’s been some time since we’ve been done


But hey, you hardly know her

And I’ll still be here when summer is over


I spend my days thinking of ways

To make you change your mind and come home to stay

I always believed I was too proud to be

So in need of your company 


But hey, you hardly know her

And I’ll still be here when summer is over


I don’t mind a little bit of competition

I shine under pressure even as my heart breaks

Cuz I been waiting all this time

For someone like you

So I’m bound to do whatever it takes


Don’t get me wrong, I always thought myself strong

I’m a fighter when I really know what I need

And I’ve got up my sleeve, tricks that you’ve never seen

That’ll bring you running on home to me


And hey, you hardly even know her

So I’ll still be here when summer is over

And hey, you hardly even know her

So I’ll still be here when summer is over



When You Go


I was born in a small town

Where you settle in and you settle down

And you, traveling through, 

Gave me a taste of a world I never knew

I was hoping that you 

Would take me with you when you go

Don’t leave me here, to fade away, to disappear 

Don’t leave alone. If you can’t stay

Take me with you when you go


All of my life spent running around

These little streets in this little town

But you opened my eyes, you brought me out of the shadows and into the light

I was hoping you might

Take me with you when you go


Don’t leave me here, to fade away, to disappear 

Don’t leave alone. If you can’t stay

Take me with you when you go


With my heart on my sleeve

And all I want to leave

Am I a fool to believe

You are all I need


So I will wait everyday

For you to come around and take me away

So please, don’t forget me

I won’t slow you down, and I’ll try not to disagree

Won’t you come set me free


Don’t leave me here, to fade away, to disappear 

Don’t leave alone. If you can’t stay

Take me with you when you go



You Know Better


You see me a child on the street

I’m not naive, and I’m not a stone under your feet

But you never notice time

Til it’s already gone by


You taught me better than you think

I don’t miss a thing I don’t regret I set you free

I’ll never compromise

When my heart is on the line


You know better and always would

I tried to do better

Did the best that I could


So many years pushing all of us away

I know it’s fear puts the hate in things you say

The good will stay with me

Keep the rest for company

I’ll never compromise

When my heart is on the line


You know better and always would

I tried to do better

Did the best that I could


You know better and always will

I tried to do better

I try to still