Song Lyrics

The Deep

I was born in the deep

The shadows of lifeboats

Were all I could see

 

There was just open sea

Black waves were crashing

No sign of the beach

 

We were just lonesome people

Reaching our hands to the sun

Most of us thinking

We’d catch it the faster we’d run

The faster we’d run

 

When it came time to go

I thought that your last kiss

is all I would know

 

but there was just open road

Black clouds kept forming

Set to explode

Some nights I lie awake

I picture your face

And all the love we’ve yet to make

 

Other times when I’m asleep

I dream about what life

Must still be like inside the deep

Summer Streets

 

Rosie she packs her car with what she grabs from her apartment

She can see darkness falling right before her eyes

It’s almost September, and another school year’s close to starting

Time to get out before it all turns red and dies

 

While we’re here

and we’re young

let’s find a place where we belong

The summer streets will move us all along

 

We are free 

and our love

moves us only in directions that it should

it’s in our blood

 

Dylan he shows up moments after Rosie pulls away

He traces the last month on his hand with a blade

He sits on the curb and counts the scars he never got to show her

She never could sit still for very long anyway

 

Fast-forward 15 years to the parking lot of a small town high school.

Rosie she stands outside with her son in the shade.

It's almost September and another school year's close to starting.

This time of year makes her think of the ones who did not get away.

Leap Year

Sitting on a disappearing star

You know that we are

Spinning alone

We are

Evolving from stone

Try to believe

That we’re still attached to the sun

 

Drowning in a sea of tranquility

You know we will be

Sinking alone

We will be

Further from home

Try to believe

That we’re still attached to the sun

 

And after all

We’re mostly just

Oxygen

We’ve been here before

We’re trying to get

Back to the sun

We don’t want to admit

We’re alone

 

Try to believe

That we’re still attached to the sun

Note to Self

 

I am the afterthought of an asterisk

The second son of a calculated risk

A Pollock canvas on a blank wall

You don’t know me at all

 

I am Brooklyn lost in the Cape’s kiss

Annie Hall with a clenched fist

Spiritus after last call

You don’t know me at all

 

But sometimes I feel free

There are no ghosts

between these walls

There’s only you and me

And some nights end just right

When there’s nothing left to talk about

And I don’t want to fight

And for a moment

It’s all right

 

I am the last in a series of firsts

The best of the worst of the worst

A virgin birth at the town hall

You don’t know me at all

 

I am a snow day in a summer town

An Airstream trailer that sits broken down

Not even one shot of the four of us on the wall

You don’t know me at all

Distant Transmission

 ​

Drifting like a halcyon

In the thinning atmosphere

Distant transmission

still ringing in your ears

 

There’s blood inside the wine

But you can still rewind

Those choices you’ve made

Those voices that play in the dark

 

I need you to breathe through this

It’s not been decided

So come out of hiding at once

 

Whoa there’s still two ways to go

But if you burn all your bridges

This road cannot carry you home

 

Whoa I know that you’re afraid

Let me save you from burning alive

In this bed that you’ve made

 

Because this transmission’s starting

to fade

 

We’re on two separate lines

That may never collide

But parallel destinies

influence the tides

 ​

This transmission’s starting

to fade

How to Imitate Thunder

 

Embrace all your enemies

just as though

Their thoughts were your own

Surrender to chaos it’s beautiful

Inside of the storm

 

Disaster may drop the skies onto you

You’re still as a pond

The floods may run over

and under you

You’re dry as a bone

 

For a moment, one moment

You’ll feel truly free

For a moment, one moment

You’ve been released

 

You swallow tornados and

understand

The storm’s lonesome moan

The bridges they all collapsed

under you

But you’re finally home

Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes

Little girl

Today is gone

But there’s still time

To find your place in the world

Rest your head

Go to sleep

May your dreams of flying

Among the clouds

Be the ones that you keep

I see you trying hard to hang on

But you won't hear

the end of this song

It’s all right

You’ll be in my arms by dawn

So close your eyes

Today is gone

One deep breath

Let it go

If the smallest seed

Is watched and loved

Mighty tree will grow

I see you trying hard to hang on

But you won't hear

the end of this song

It’s all right

You’ll be in my arms by dawn

So close your eyes

Today is gone

Close your eyes

Little girl

As I Live and Breathe

 

Let me be the first to announce

Her majesty has died

The line forms at the left

And continues inside

 

Let me be the first to announce

Everything is rotten

But they’ve got their wallets out

To pay for what we’ve forgotten

 

Bleeding

Leaving

Me alone

 

Let me be the first to announce

Everything’s gone wrong

Just when you thought you knew

It is all gone

 

Why can’t you see?

That we

Never needed you

As I live and breathe

Santa Monica

It’s finally what they said it’d be

No longer afraid to breathe

This night exists

For you and me

To dance under the moon

And sing out loud like lovers do

I’ve seen the faces

And the desperate things they do

Seen them haunting the same places

And slowly going mad inside

from waking up with fools

How about tonight we leave these faded hearts behind

Watch the sunrise from our bed

It’s alright it’s just the world I thought was mine

Was all inside my head

And there’s room for two instead

 

It’s finally what they said it’d be

No longer afraid to breathe

Junk

(Flags of Forgotten Countries)

 

There are cities upon cities 

filled with junk

The footprints of our parents’ wars

Is this what they were fighting for?

 

There are lines of cars 

with nothing in their trunks

Everything’s been left behind

Collecting dust and slowly dying

 

Money and time not spent

I wonder where all of it went

 

What can you do with the words of your father

When they’re just not worth the page they’re written on?

 

And what can you do in a world

Where nothing is worth anything anymore?

 

I knew a man who kept 

what he could grab

He stored it all in one big room

Hoping he would sell it soon

 

The day he died 

she left home a cab

The only things she kept at all

Were the faded pictures 

on the walls

 

I took porcelain

That washed ashore

Left dolls around your bed

I hoped that they would 

keep you safe

You sold them all instead

And I built them into walls 

inside my head

 

Flags of forgotten countries 

Wave on

Wave on…

Daughters of the Revolution

 

Where do I fit in?

Between parking stalls

and graffiti walls

And music on the chin

 

If sleeping is a sin

It's cousins to an evolution

That babies all begin

 

And tonight

The daughters of the revolution

Sing to me like sirens in the storm

Tonight

The daughters of the revolution

Sing to me and guide my way back home

 

There’s lightning in the air

It’s heightened by the glare

But I’m not frightened

 

There’s blood under the snow

From holy wars and shooting stars

And wounds that never grow

 

Some trees just never grow

So blackened by the hearts of man

And twisted feet of crows

 

We’re bursting at the seams

Burning sands and empty hands

We live beyond our means

 

Across the seven seas

We’re chasing planes

and finding veins

And mortgaging our dreams

Suicide Pavement

 

Suicide pavement

Takes what the sky meant to keep

Overflows

Straight to the basement

Didn’t know this place went so deep

Still it grows

So big

And we’re just too small

What if I slip through the cracks?

What if I never come back?

What if this hand-me-down freeway

Leads only to black

I will tattoo the wings

Of a crow on my arm

And head home

 

I overheard talking

In an overgrown garden at noon

Loud and clear it said

“Act like tonight is the last night on earth

‘cause the sun comes too soon”

So big

And we’re just so small

 

I’m going home

Disappear

 

You’re not drunk but you outta be

Not in love but you wanna be

 

I’m not as far away

      As I may appear in dreams

Mormons took over my State

           And I’m not quite sure what that means

 

You’re not as rich as you

thought you’d be

Not as thin as you wanna be

 

I’m not as high or as low

   As I may appear in dreams

Mom traded in everything

      For a two story walkup in Queens 

 

So you married that guy

That you met in the third grade

Picked up a couple of shifts

At Cumberland Farms

And just fell into his arms

When you got home

But still you feel alone

 

Disappear

Disappear

As long as you’re here

When I return

 

But still you feel alone

Just You and Me and The Moon

 

That crowded little town
Frozen and beating us down
Singing so long and so loud
Couldn't wait to get out

We ran just before we could stand
From things we didn't understand
With nothing but dust in our hands
We got out as fast as we can

Turn
Turn your back to the sea
It was just you and me and the moon
Singing so long and so loud

The streets opened up as we drove
Away from the bay as it froze
To cities that nobody knows
Couldn't wait to come home

To that crowded little town
frozen and beating us down
Singing so long and so loud
We just had to get out

Got out as fast as we can
With nothing but dust in our hands
Not a moment too soon
Just you and me and the moon

Bloodshot Matinee

 

I have this dream of the coast

where I’m looking down

Over the cliffs and the freeway is winding ‘round

 

Summer was over for me

The minute you picked up and ran

And left California

with nothing inside of your hands

 

I wasn’t the first

please let me be the last

To wonder what happens when October’s dreams have passed

 

Nothing is sacred when mystery’s gone off alone in the night

And left me to drift off in space

like a satellite

 

Love is easy

Why is surrender so hard?

Is there nothing?

Is there nothing you want?

Is there nothing you want to say?

 

I wake up alone, a bloodshot matinee

Another day wrapped in these sheets and I’ll suffocate

Blown Away

 

 Hello, hello

It seems like years

It’s not so long ago

I dried those tears

 

Isn’t it strange how we get through?

 

I know you’re home

I can’t bring myself to call

I don’t even know

If you’re still connected at all

 

Isn’t it strange how we get through?

Blown away

Like so much golden burning hay

Nothing left to say

 

 It’s on a note

I never got to send

All those words I wrote

Just led up to the end

 

Isn’t it strange how we get through?

I know it’s late

And so much time has passed

There were many things

I never got to ask

 

Isn’t it strange how we get through?

And in the end

It’s understood

We never had that chance

I thought we should

It's all been lost

or thrown away

Like the ashes

We were blown away

Isn’t it strange how we get through?

Blown away

Like so much golden burning hay

Nothing left to say

Weeping Willow

 

Just beside the twisted shade of a weeping willow tree

On the ground

Write my name in there

where the river meets the sea

Where I drowned

 

Long way down

The weight of the sun brings the rain to your tongue

Long way down

Return to me

Return to me

Weeping willow

 

Laying out your funeral clothes while the television cries

Without sound

Grasping on to phantom hearts from a soul that never dies

Coming down

 

We’ve drifted so far from home

We’re tangles of broken bones

Weeping willow

1983

 

I was feeling suicidal

Listening to Billy Idol

Dissolving in an army of tears

I was so damn sure

I’d remember that year

 

It was given to you

Baby, it was given to you

It was given to you by mistake

We’re all crushed by what we make

And what we break

 

You were lively as a wire

Like a song by Billy Squier

And everybody wanted your touch

I was so damn sure

That I loved you so much

 

But she’s a trainwreck

She’s a shadow on my lawn

It was given to you

Baby it was given to you

By mistake

 

I was wasted on an island

Lost in an asylum

Anxiously awaiting the fall

I was so damn sure

I knew nothing at all

 

You stayed high for most the summer

At one party or another

I never got to hold you again

I was so damn sure

That year’d never end

The Ballad of Rat and Stacy

 

Burned out on trying to relive my yesterdays

Help me maneuver this bottomless night

Turned down your love to wander these alley ways

Throw me a lifeline if I’m out of line

 

So far removed from the buildings we leaned upon

It's almost too late to call it a night

 

Does anyone here ever leave this place

Does anything good ever stay

 

I didn’t know there's a light just around the bend

How could I see it when I’d lost my way

Wandering roads that just don't seem to end

Divided and going on our separate ways

I’ll Be yr Punchline

 

I’ll be your punchline

I will sit still

While you hit rewind

I’ll be your punchline

The one who was lost

Who got left behind

 

I’ll be your punchline

Mom dropped me off

at the Iron Maiden Show

I’ll be your punchline

But I learned so much

the next week 

from Elvis Costello

 

And what’s so funny ‘bout a piece on the beast that I love?

Thanks for understanding

Cross out my face in the yearbook

Draw a fat moustache on me

I’ll be that guy who never made it out

 

I’ll be your punchline

Never had braces

Grew in to my crooked spine

I’ll be your punchline

So glad you have yours

I’m still working on mine

The Black Sea (Intro)

 

Black Sea

Preserves me in poison

Lets me sleep in peace

On its lifeless floor

 

Black Sea

Swallows my secrets

Sinking deeper and deeper

Can’t breathe anymore

 

And I don’t want to bleed

Don’t want to need

To be found

But I do

And it’s always been true…

Ashes of Armies

 

Burn it all to hell

as California falls

Around your feet

Mosquito sucking

Belly full

We still kill what we can't eat

 

The turntable flips another life upside down

The lifeboat is leaking you’re all gonna drown

I’d take to the streets is my heart wasn’t cold

Paint stars on the ceiling grab all I could hold

You’re paid to make me laugh so do what they say

I’ll meet you right here when it all falls away

 

Tonight the part of the lead will be played by the voices

Inside of your head

Tonight the part of the lead will be played by the voices

 

They love to see you fall

You’re covered in gold

Climbing the walls

You’d die to grab that crown

But ashes of armies

Are tearing you down

 

The system is perfect ‘til it’s through with you

Sun burns the pages where scissors cut through

I’d take to the skies if this halo would fit

But I’ve lost it more times than I’d like to admit

The temple is burning we’re all stuck inside

The eyes of the strangers will not let you hide

Chemical

 

What brings us together when things fall apart?

What pulls us away even before we start?

What makes me finish you off like a circle

It’s chemical

It’s chemical

 

Are you alright?

‘Cause you don’t look alright to me

what turns your body cold?

It’s chemical

 

Blood pumps the taste away from my mouth

Instinct guides me when I’m too tired to crouch

What makes me finish you off like a circle

It’s chemical

It’s chemical

 

It’s a miracle

That you

Don’t leave me

 

And it’s criminal

That you

Won’t leave me

Alone

Drowning Not Waving

 

I thought you were swimming

I thought you were waving

Before I brought you down

 

The only place left to go is where you were

Before I brought you down

What if I let you drown

Drew circles in the sand

What if I let you down

 

I thought you were swimming

I thought you were waving

Before I brought you down

 

The only one left to be is who you were

Before I brought you down

What if I let you down

I promised you the stars

What if I let you down

 

I thought you were swimming

I thought you were waving

Before I brought you down

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

 

Hopeless dreams of Hollywood

Can take you away

Where no one can touch you

How far will you go

Before you let go

And fall

To where you were when I met you

 

Wishing that somebody

Would take your place

So the line doesn’t reach you

It’s under control

Don’t panic at all

Just scream

So I know where to find you

 

You thought you’d be the one

To blow it all apart

And now

You’re swallowing your tongue

Swallowing the sun

 

Hollow in the belly of the beast

you lay

But this will not break you

Or slow down your slide

How long can you hide

You proved your point

Like a ghost in the system

 

Wishing that somebody

Would take your place

So the line doesn’t reach you

It’s under control

Don’t panic at all

Just scream

So I know where to find you

 

Swallow everything in sight

Swallowing your tongue

Swallow everything in sight

Swallowing the sun

Protection

 

Honestly

I forgot to breathe

Forgot to burn the door

So you couldn’t leave

Recently deceived

It seems that we pick up the pieces

And head for the wall

 

You never believed in me

You never believed…

 

You need protection

Those voices

Are bringing you down

And you can’t find a minute to sleep

In this town

 

Everyone needs protection

 

You should be

Drifting off to sleep

Giving back the hours

That you keep

Surrender to me

We’ll drown all the voices

And laugh

As we jump in the sea

 

You never believed in me

You never believed…

 

You need protection

Those voices

Are bringing you down

And you can’t find a minute to sleep

In this town

 

Everyone needs protection

 

Honestly

I forgot to breathe

Forgot to burn the door

So you couldn’t leave

Everyone  (Is Living My Life)

 

There’s a boy with his hands

On the eyes of a girl

All that she sees when they’re opened

Becomes her whole world

It seems as though everything real

has avoided my touch

I’d give you all that I have

But I’d miss it too much

 

Everyone

is living except for me

Everyone

 

There’s a girl with a look

of love on her face

just one taste of blood

she’d take over this place

It seems as though everything real

has avoided my touch

I’d give you all that I have

But I’d miss it too much

 

Everyone

Is living except for me

Everyone

Keep living in ecstasy

They will always remind me

Of everything I’ll never have

 

Some people sleep gently

With love on their tongue

Others taste nothing at all

And hide from the sun

It seems as though everything real

has avoided my touch

I’d give you all that I have

But I’d miss it too much

 

Everyone

Is living except for me

Everyone

Keep living in ecstasy

They will always remind me

Of everything I’ll never have

Helicopter

 

Suffer a thousand heart attacks a day

Eaten alive by the words you cannot say

It’s wrong/it’s right

It’s something that moves you

You’re up all night

It’s something you go through

Wonder if things can ever be the same

You’re not yourself, you are not you

 

‘though I’m far away I know you will

come through from the middle of it

‘though the seconds burn like days I know you will

come through

come through it

 

it’s tougher to push them all away

than it is to receive them - and you’ll see that

it’s wrong/it’s right

there’s no way around it

you’re up all night

to see if they found it - and you doubt it

helicopter beats the streets to death

with a breath it is over - and you’re closer

 

‘though I’m far away I know you will

come through from the middle of it

‘though the seconds burn like days I know you will

come through

come through it

 

helicopter beats the streets to death

the door is locked to save the rest

it’s wrong/it’s right

nobody owns you

you’re up all night

nobody knows you - why he chose you

wonder if things can ever be the same

you’re not yourself, you are not you

Damn The Dream

You coulda got out long before

Either side had won the war

And burrowed down into the mud

 

Some people never see the shore

Never long for something more

Never become what they should

 

Damn the dream

It got lost

In the spaces in between

 

I’ve never been this scared before

I’ve never burned up on the floor

I’ve given all I can

 

I cannot take it anymore

Another day of being ignored

If I could reach and touch it I would

 

Damn the dream

It got lost

In the spaces in between

 

You never wanted it anyway

You never needed it anyway

 

You coulda got out long before

You blew yourself away

Strike in The Time-Bomb Town

Anyone but me

Would be taking it in and loving it all

Anyone but me can see

Everything I wanted to be

Is whispering low and reaching to me

Everything I wanted to be is in me

 

Are you where

You wanna be?

Are you where you wanna be?

 

There’s nothing left to lose

It’s all gonna blow and take me from you

Nothing left to lose

So refuse

 

You’ve everything to prove

So let it all go

Abandon the womb

Everything to prove

So move

Move

 

Strike

In the time-bomb town

The queen bleeds knives and it’s all coming down

 

Everyone but you

Is stepping in line and packing it in

Everyone but you is food

Everything they took from you

Replaced it with words and none of them true

Everything they took from you has come due

Don’t Wait

 

It’s all about tonight

So how can I even write it yet

If you sew those stitches tight

There’s just no end to what you can get

 

Even though

We could all explode

 

Good things come to those who

don’t wait

Good things come to those who

don’t wait

This is a call to arms before it’s too late

Good things come to those who

don’t wait

 

I’d crawl out of my skin

To escape this hole I’m living in

We’re all born without sin

That explains why I’m stoned again

 

Even though

We could all explode

 

Good things come to those who

don’t wait

Good things come to those who

don’t wait

This is a call to arms before it’s too late

Good things come to those who

don’t wait

The World Is Not Mine

Lately the minds of the gods have been drifting

And all conversation among them has died

Darkness has taken the hearts of their children

‘cause everyone who lives above them has lied

 

It seems like the weight of the world has been lifted

Each time the morning creeps into my eyes

Constantly wasting the gifts I’ve been given

Allowing the harvest to die on the vine

 

If I fall out of line

Don’t leave me behind

I can’t be alone

This world is not mine

 

Lately the statues we’ve built have been crumbling

And falling with broken hearts into the sea

The shipwrecks that die on these rocks become something

That no man who walks among us ever sees

 

It seems that the blood on my hands is not drying

Though fire has caused them to blister and peel

The arms of a stranger can keep you from dying

Just don’t let the darkness keep you from what’s real

 

Naked, weak and scared

Are you prepared to live without it?

Crushing all the stares

Are you prepared to live without it?

I doubt it

 

If I fall out of line

Don’t leave me behind

I can’t be alone

This world is not mine

Double Negative

 

It’s all bad

The dream’s been damned

Anything built on nothing

Becomes that, too

It’s so far

We were supposed to be stars

But I was made from nothing

And I’ll become that, too

It’s night on earth

You’ll get what you’re worth

You were made from nothing

And you’ll get that, too

 

These are the means to your end

We break the things we cannot bend

The broken ones will never mend

 

I’ve walked on suns

Choked on tongues

But if you live on nothing

You become that, too

We’ve died too much

Felt gravity’s touch

When you’re pulled by nothing

You become that too

We burn like stars

The earth’s so far

Now from nothing

Grows something new

 

Come back from outer space

Don’t cut your throat to spite your face

Plant your feet

And they can’t shake you

Shame

 

You hope for heaven

All you get is hell

It’s midnight somewhere

If you want it to be

 

You’ll find darkness

If that’s all you’re looking for

Love is there

If you want it to be

 

Shame

Shame

Everyone knows your name

Shame

Shame

Don’t let it strangle you

 

You need protection

From that shotgun mind

I’ll hold you down

If you want it to be

The lonely whispers

That crush your dreams

They’re gone by dawn

If you want it to be

 

Because the tears you waste on pity

Could fill an entire city block

Of Olympic-size swimming pools

And you waste your time on fools

Break Down


This is the story
Of the beginning of the end
I’m too young to break apart
But I just may be too old to bend

If you came to see a man break down
I’ll put a match to this whole damn town
And whistle while it burns

If this is where it ends
Bury me here next to all of my friends
If this is how it ends
Here’s goodbye until I see you again


If you came to see a man break down…


I got what I wanted
Although it feels to me like so much less
It’s hard to find places to hide
When your place is a mess


If you came to see a man break down
I’ll put a match to this whole damn town
And whistle while it burns


If this is where it ends
Bury me here next to all of my friends
If this is how it ends
Here’s goodbye until I see you again


If you came to see a man break down…


And it’s the same old story
The cover up is worse the the crime
And you can try to ignore me
But I’ve got nothing but time


If this is where it ends
Bury me here next to all of my friends
If this is how it ends
Here’s goodbye until I see you again


If you came to see a man break down…

Free as Air

 

I dreamed of a light that would never go out

And the taste of the sea on the roof of my mouth

And the rain pouring down like a shower

Minutes and hours

 

I dreamed of the sound of electric guitars

And the warmth I still felt from a million dead stars

And the sun on my face felt like power

Minutes and hours

 

Then I woke up from this dream

The man who would be king

 

While this heart still beats

There’s a space between these sheets

Free as air

 

I dreamed of a face in the back of a train

Like a thought that won’t fade in some part of your brain

Then it died overnight like a flower

Minutes and hours

Then I woke up from this dream

The man who would be king

 

While this heart still beats

There’s a space between these sheets

Free as air

All I’ve Ever Known

 

I can tell you how it feels to live alone

I’m not proud to say

It’s all I’ve ever known

 

When that constant moon

Won’t say its last goodbyes

And the echo’s finally faded

From last night’s lullabies

 

Even after all those morning birds have flown

I know you wait up for me

But I ain’t ever coming home

It’s all I’ve ever known

It’s all I’ve ever known

 

But I don’t want to be the one to dance alone

 

Let me tell you how it feels to drown

To be the son who’s cast aside

When summer has left town

I didn’t have too much I could do or say

But quiet desperation

Is the old New England way

 

That little boy has moved away and grown

Even though you wait up for me

I ain’t ever coming home

It’s all I’ve ever known

It’s all I’ve ever known

But I don’t want to be the one to dance alone

Is there anything I regret?

Most everything I can’t forget

Your name is forgiveness

I guess I haven’t met you yet

 

It’s all I’ve ever known

It’s all I’ve ever known

But I don’t want to be the one to dance alone

 

Let me tell you how it feels to live alone

I’m not proud to say

It’s all I’ve ever known

The Wealthiest Widow

 

You are, it seems

Living those pure suburban dreams

Split-level broken homes

Break harder than sticks or stones

 

Fast asleep

You toss like a raging sea

The wealthiest widow on an island means nothing to me

You’ve got nothing but time

You’ll get nothing but time

When your money’s no good

You’ll get nothing but time

 

He died, it seems

Richer than you will ever be

All that he made he give

Digging his only lonely grave

 

Fast asleep

You toss like a raging sea

The wealthiest widow on an island means nothing to me

You’ve got nothing but time

You’ll get nothing but time

When your money’s no good

You’ll get nothing but time

Trouble’s on the way

You’re the wealthiest widow

But you can’t take it with you

River

 

You and I don’t speak too much

We know each other too well

 

We both walked away from it all

I made out ok

But I heard that you went through hell

 

But weren’t we supposed to meet up

Just about now?

 

On those streets we can never forget

 

You will always be

Just as I remember you

 

You and I don’t sleep too much

We both know that there ain’t no future in dreams

 

Plus we both have a way

Of chopping ourselves off at the knees

 

But weren’t we supposed to meet up

Just about now?

 

On those streets we can never forget

Let them wash away all your regrets

 

You will always be

Just as I remember you

 

Is something wrong?

Is something wrong?

 

With me

Can You Be Alone?

 

It’s been a long day

And this mirror don’t lie

This room is so small

There’s just no place to hide

You can pour out your heart into a microphone

But can you be alone?

 

It’s been a long year

So many heroes have died

You drank 'til you were full

Still not satisfied

You can sleep in a crowd

Make a bus your home

But can you be alone?

Can you be alone?

 

You can’t get back to even

When you’re at odds with yourself

And you’re constantly leaving

So you put it back on the shelf

Can you sit in a room

With no tv or phone

Can you be alone?

Can you be alone?

 

I know you’re still grieving

You can’t get back to even

If you’ve given up on me then

Find something to believe in

 

Can you be alone?

Can you be alone?

(You can’t get back to even)

One Thousand Doves

What more can I say?

When it seems as though

The darkest days lay ahead

And you’ve lived through all you can

But sometimes things can change

In a blink

and you think

You feel the rain

When you need to feel

those drops

Upon your hands

 

What can devour you

Instead decides

to shower you with love

Release 1,000 doves

 

You count the hours in the days

Waiting for your luck to finally change

Well, I’ve seen it done before

The vultures drift away

The fires will dim

The smoke will clear

And ashes cannot burn you anyhow

What can devour you

Instead decides

to shower you with love

Release 1,000 doves

 

Dying’s become routine

So has asking for help from above

Trying to cross a sea

Of hatred

Armed only with love

What You Want to Be

 

Swallow guilt

Like a pill

Accept whatever you can’t kill

Whoa

 

Take your past

To the grave

Bury what you can’t save

Whoa

 

You can’t put the world on me

You’ve made your choices

You can’t touch what you can’t see

There’s other voices now

Whoa

 

You are what you want to be

 

There’s a bride

All in black

She ain’t never coming back

Whoa

 

Gave her love

to a soul

Surrendered all control

Whoa

 

You can’t put the world on me

You’ve made your choices

You can’t touch what you can’t see

There’s other voices now

Whoa

 

You are what you want to be

(I’m Not Your) Enemy

 

It’s a shame

We aim so low

And we cause each other pain

 

It’s a game

And we don’t know

Why we don’t play the same

 

I’m not your enemy

 

I just want to love you

Desire’s in our veins

I’m not below you or above you

Do you feel the same?

 

I’m not your enemy

 

The rain

Can be so cold

When it gets inside your brain

Where it stays

Like your shadow

Don’t let it douse your flame

 

I’m not your enemy

 

I just want to love you

Desire’s in our veins

I’m not below you or above you

Do you feel the same?

 

I’m not your enemy

 

I just want to love you

Desire’s in our veins

I’m not the lord above you

Can you say the same?

 

I’m not your enemy

Holding On

 

With my hat in my hand

I’m a man on my knees tonight

Like a radio wave with a song

And I’m bouncing off satellites

 

I don’t want to push any gossip or alibis

But we’ve been here before

And it’s been you on the floor

Maybe once or twice

 

It’s a bit of a fall for us here on the bottom

There’s a bit of us all stuck here

Just holding on

Holding on

Hold on

Ohhhhhhh

Baby

I don’t want you to compromise

But life on the run’s getting old

So I’m coming home tonight

 

Baby

You know I’m better than my worst mistake

Does the anger inside

Still feel as real

As the love we make

 

It’s a bit of a fall for us here on the bottom

There’s a bit of us all stuck here

Just holding on

Holding on

Hold on

Ohhhhhhh