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Beautiful Life

you can't judge the love by the lover
the sky by it's thunder
the road with no sign
you can't make the snow fall in summer
or make him not want her
not leave it behind
maybe you'll stay in touch years down the road
and hope that he's still in your mind

the sun may come up and go down again
i'll still swear it's a beautiful life

maybe we'll meet up in denver
talk about weather
talk of old times
i know every word that we said
was what we both meant
well we meant it at the time

promise me that you'll be standing up straight
chasing rivers, and shadows, and time

the sun may come up and go down again
and i'll still swear it's a beautiful life

time flies, time cries
time flies, time cries

swim to the end of the river
until there's no shiver
left in your spine
live like there won't be tomorrow
see through your sorrow
see through your own eyes
try to remember these days down the road and
try to remember this time

the sun may come up and go down again
i'll still swear it's a beautiful life

the sun may come up
the sun may go down
the sun may come up
the sun may go down
oh the sun may come up
the sun may go down
i'll still swear it's a beautiful life






























Chasing A Shadow

the chase goes on forever
i'm running out of time
there's madness in the river
and it has half my mind

a promise is a promise
did I lose my thrill?
i had you for a moment
a moment and a pill

you're running scared
i'm chasing a shadow
When you're not there
i'm chasing a shadow
and I just try to find a souvenir
something to borrow
something to borrow
something that's you

there's victory in disaster
a masterpiece of dirt
this faith that's in my heart that
makes me want to hurt

you're running scared
i'm chasing a shadow
When you're not there
i'm chasing a shadow
and I just try to find a souvenir
something to borrow
something to borrow
something that's you
it's you
it's you
it's you

you're running scared
i'm chasing a shadow
When you're not there
i'm chasing a shadow
and I just try to find a souvenir
something to borrow
something to borrow
something that's you
it's you
it's you
it's you






























Darkest Hour

waiting
i'm waiting to hold nothing cause
everyone knows nothing's much easier to touch

wanted
i wanted a love
that buries me under his shrug
no one sees or cares if i'm on my
closet floor
shh there's something outside my door
making a little heat
it's getting warm

it said 'even in the darkest hour you shine'
it said 'even in the darkest hour you shine'

loaded on layers and coats
try to stand up, oh there I go
down again
god, it has been so long

now I am marching in place
pretending to say this all to your face
but you know, my guts they may never come
i shake
shake from holding back
someone's trying to get me back on track
from my spiral

i know even in the darkest hour you shine
i know even in the darkest hour you shine
i will save you when no one will ever try

and i got answers super-glued under my knees
you know you gotta get me
get me out of my
out of my room
outta my room

and off my closet floor
shh there's something outside the door
making a little heat
you're getting warmer now

i know even in the darkest hour we shine
i know even in the darkest hour we shine
i know even in the darkest hour you shine
i know even in the darkest hour you shine






























Every Time It Rains

every time it rains, i listen to the sky
i wonder what's so great about sunshine
so everybody lives and everybody dies
and no one's gonna love you like i do

when it was getting dark
i didn't need a match
i never needed light to see you
you thought i'd disappear but
i was always here, oh
i could never get that far from you

though i misunderstand
and been misunderstood
so love me cause you can and
not because you should

every time it rains
i know it's good to be alive
and every time it rains
i know i'm trying to survive

so take it as it comes and take me as i am
i never was a good imposter
well i know how to dream
but don't know where i stand
i'm willing to admit i try to hard

stop playing with my heart
i'm waiting by the phone
afraid to be myself
afraid to be alone

but every time it rains
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
i know it's good to be alive
and every time it rains
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
i know i'm trying to survive
and every time it rains
i'm gonna hide myself inside

i know it's good to be alive
i know it's good to be alive
i know it's good to be alive

and every time it rains
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
i know it's good to be alive
and every time it rains
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
i know i'm trying to survive
and every time it rains
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
every time it rains
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
every time it rains
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
every time it rains






























The Girl I Left Behind

the girl i left behind me was bad at being good
the happiest arsonist that ever was
the happiest communist that ever was

the girl i left behind me
you said she wouldn't do
i know who i want to be
be worth of youbr> so why do i change myself to be worthy of you

she's a needer
a bleeder
and likes to be on top
she's a girlfriend
a whirlwind
and not so logical
but she's an ocean in motion
and magical but you won't let her shine

the girl i left behind me
we've spoken once or twice
she says i have twice her strength
now isn't that nice?
she says i can call her anywhere or any time

she's a needer
a bleeder
i know that says a lot and
she's a girlfriend
a whirlwind
and not so logical
but she's an ocean in motion
and magical but you won't let her shine

oh she's an ocean in motion
and magical but you won't let her shine

you watch me as i fall apart for you
and you watch me as i fall apart for you
and i waste myself
i waste myself
and i waste myself

the girl i left behind me was bad at being good
the happiest arsonist that ever was
the happiest communist that ever was






























Haunted

watch yourself
before you crawl inside somebody else
were you here to trap me like a 1000 bottle of tears?

even though you disappeared with no goodbye
i see you almost everywhere
you're everywhere

i'm haunted
and all i see is you
i'm haunted
and all i need is you

there is no one else
there is no one else except for you

i still dream
i won't give up until i wear your ring
violate
and if you do it
try not to be late

a hundred winters made the spring insane
a hundred nights without you
i'm not okay
i'm not okay

i'm haunted
and all i see is you
i'm haunted
and all i need is you
i can't go too far
to find out where you are

i'm haunted
and all i see is you
i'm haunted
and everyone is you

there is no one else
there is no one else

the memory burns
so deep in my heart
through the hollow hours
you're close to me
i can feel
i can feel
i can feel
i can feel
i can feel
i can feel

i'm haunted
i'm haunted

i'm haunted
and all i see is you
i'm haunted
and everyone is you

there is no one else
there is no one else
there is no one else
except for you






























I'm Normal, Please Date Me

i don't think i like rejection
of my little girl affections
it's not dope

i've been crawling on the walls
just hoping you will call
while i've got hair and teeth

it's not that i don't have a life
maybe it's sad
i'm sort of glad that

i'm normal please date me
i won't call you half as much as you call me
i'm normal please date me
i have only stalked a couple guys
but they were not about surprises
don't run away cause baby i'm your dream

i have got a lot of hobbies
some of which include phone calls that hang up quick
click

i was somewhat immature
you won't believe how getting dumped
makes girls grow up

all girls that say they don't obsess
are full of shit
and such a mess but

i'm normal please date me
i won't call you half as much as you call me
i'm normal please date me
i have only stalked a couple guys
but they were not about surprises
don't run away cause baby i'm your-

there is no restraining order
that will separate our love that's ever true

even if i can't convince you
my probation officer is kind of cute

i'm normal please date me
i won't call you half as much as you call me
i'm normal please date me
i have only stalked a couple guys
but they were not about surprises
don't run away cause baby i'm your dream






























In Parentheses

state of pain like mercury
hearing pink illusions
gorgeous at 85, older at 23

i drink the water out of time
i said has anybody seen the whirlpool floating in my mind?
i said has anybody seen
this is the low that i could find

i'm on solitary sand and
i've been stepped on by a man
but i've stood taller than i am
in parentheses

beauty queens are very shy
more than lash than meets your eye
so she jumps then wants to fly
its too late now i'm in denial

i'll get medieval on boy-bands
i said is anybody listening
the way life makes the nice girls fast
i said is anybody listening
it isn't just unlucky chance

and i'm on solitary sand
and i've had bullshit from a man
but found exactly who i am

i'll never be the vision of a girl who can write poetry
i'll never be the little black dress weve seen on natalie b.
i'll never be 5'10", i'm barely 5'3"
i'm on solitary sand but in parentheses






























Last Day On Earth

once again you know my little world is caving in
i can't struggle anymore,my love
i know our time is over
i'm crawling and i'm clinging with no arms again
i face you in my sin
i pray you let me in

if it's the last day on earth
it doesn't matter what i say to you anymore
i won't see any face but yours
before i slip away

so i'm cutting out my eyes and feeling faded now
light may fail me, love will leave me
but i still have faith in something
the something i keep clutching tight through empty hours
oh here i go again
oh here i go again

so it's the last day on earth
it doesn't matter what i say to you anymore
i won't see any face but yours
before i slip away

i belong right here with you
and won't you lie to make me happy
and won't you drink me dry so i can slip away

it's the last day on earth
it doesn't matter all the games we play anymore
i told the truth for what it's worth
and now i'll slip away
(slip away)
i'll slip away
(slip away)
i'll slip away
(slip away)
i'll slip away
(slip away)
i'll slip away
(slip away)
i'll slip away
(i'll slip away)






























Lightblinde

she breaks the rules and he falls into place
she makes the moon harrass the sun
the point of madness at her fingertips
he breaks

she sucks him dry until he's vaporized
and what is left she gives to me
voices of reason start to fade away
i stay

late at night we all run out
demons, saints must brawl
after dark, our eyes are safe
and lightblinde and lightblinde

she's under water and she won't need air
her daddy's money made her well
he's finally empty thanks to both of us
i care
i stare

late at night we all run out
demons, saints must brawl
after dark, our eyes are safe
and lightblinde and lightblinde

are you still breathing?
am i too late again?
see if it's safe for us to run away
run away
run away
run away

late at night we all run out
demons, saints, must fall
after dark, our eyes are safe
late at night we all run out
demons, saints must crawl
after dark, our eyes are safe
and lightblinde and lightblinde
and lightblinde and lightblinde
and lightblinde and lightblinde






























Limits of Our Love
i can't cry, i can't understand
can't give in or give up my plan
and we were swimming in the water with no hands

and i will never quit the fight
i'll push the limits of our love
and every passing day and night
i'll push the limits of our love
and everything will be alright
i'll push the limits of our love
to see how far it goes
goes where nobody knows

you're the light on the darkest me
don't back out cause you cannot see (oh oh oh)
and though our instincts say that we should turn and run

and i will never quit the fight
i'll push the limits of our love
and every passing day and night
i'll push the limits of our love
and everything will be alright
i'll push the limits of our love
to see how far it goes
goes where nobody knows

when the world is crashing down oh
i will throw in on my back for you
and when you're paralyzed and bound
i'll be waging war, my love, my love
my love

(into the night, to the night, yeah)
and i will never quit the fight
i'll push the limits of our love
and every passing day and night
i'll push the limits of our love
and everything will be alright
i'll push the limits of our love
to see how far it goes
goes where nobody knows

and i will never quit the fight
i'll push the limits of our love
and every passing day and night
i'll push the limits of our love
and everything will be alright
i'll push the limits of our love
to see how far it goes
goes where nobody knows
goes where nobody knows
goes where nobody knows






























Madman

i woke up this morning and my head had started roaming
now nothing's right
nothing's right

don't remember being born
don't know why were being torn
and now nothing's right
nothing's right

i open up my mouth just to let the demon shout
'bout my dirty little schemes
that the wettest of my dreams are you
nothing's right
nothing's right

over and over i'm feeling the same old loneliness
and under me, under me feeding the madman

i'm breaking of a piece of what's left of what was me
but it feels alright
feels alright

i'm laying on your road
cause i thought that it might hold
and it feels alright
feels alright

do i wanna take a bet?
is this as good as it'll get? and i cannot get away from the comfortable, familiar chains
nothing's right
nothing's right

over and over i'm feeling the same old loneliness
and under me under me feeding the madman
over and over it's chilling the things i've let you miss
and if you're a miracle, i am the madman

and i'm sorry i didn't build your walls and
and i'm sorry i had to go and fall and
and i'm sorry i had the whole thing wrong and
well i guess i'm the sorriest of all
and i'm sorry that you are feeling small and
and i'm sorry that i'm not used to crawling
and i'm sorry the writing's on the wall and
well, i guess i'm the sorriest
guess i'm the sorriest of all

woke up this morning, my head had started roaming
now nothing's right
nothing's right

don't remember being born
don't know why we're being torn
and now, nothing's right
nothing's right

you say you don't identify
with my sort of petrified
outlook on the pride that i've managed to ignore so long
nothing's right
nothing's right
nothing's right
nothing's right
but it seems alright
seems alright






























Many Rivers

i think i'll pray for a boat and a raincoat
i think i'll pray for you
the time i waste with my soul on a stretcher
and all i put you through

and there are those who are scared of the dreamers
their lies become their truths
i try so hard to be your kind of woman
i try so hard for you

but i have not run out
although you thought i might
and i have not run dry and coming from my eyes
are many rivers

if you can't breathe with your head under water
why should i be with you?
and i'm left here all alone with my headtrip
and way too lost for you

and i have not run out
although you thought i might
and i have not run dry and coming from my eyes
are many rivers

i must follow where the deep water goes
i must follow you where nobody knows
i must follow where deep water goes
it goes
and i have not run out
although you thought i might
and i have not run dry and coming from my eyes
and i have felt the pain and i have fought the fight
and i have been let down and i have be alright
with many rivers






























Monster

i'm so uncertain of what's growing in my head
that's how it goes when there are ghosts to put to bed
what does it want from me?
certificates of certainty?
there must be help around the bend

oooh what would i do without you?
what would i do?

am i it's brother, it's mother, and it's son?
am i the product of everything it's done?
am i a woman cause i'm scared to be a man?
i'm reaching deep inside with every thing i am

one by one the voices make their rounds
i can't believe
the monster i have hidden in my mouth
it has to scream

oooh what would i do without you?
what would i do?

one by one the voices make their rounds
i can't believe
the monster i have hidden in my mouth
it has to scream
all at once i give into its sound
remembering
the monster i have hidden in my mouth
it has to sing
it has to sing
it has to sing

did i just have to live the chapter on regrets?
should i just tell myself its easy to forget?
i cannot face my pain the same familiar way again
cause we are more than who we are

oooh what would i do without you?
what would i do?






























On Your Shore

i dig my heels into the dirt cause this one's gonna hurt
won't let the waves wash me away is what i always pray
in my heart i know you couldn't see in the dark or find your way through me
now i'm alone, my hands are numb. how do i carry on?

at the turn of the tide i feel this part of me die
am i washed on your shore and barely alive?

now i'm held hostage in my head with every word you said
got all those lessons in my past - i spit them out so fast
i see myself
with you i act so small
see myself
with you i always crawl
so someone leave a raft for me. the water's getting deep

at the turn of the tide i feel this part of me die
am i washed on your shore and barely alive?

here i am
in my insecurity
here i am
with my damaged dignity
here i am
you're pulling me in too deep
here i am
here i am
i'm in the mercy seat
here i am
running without my feet
here i am
oh what's come over me
here i am

when i was melting in your hand
you didn't understand
you slip through me like grains of sand
you still don't understand
overboard i'm thrown out to see what you are and what i mean to me
but i will always have my dream where you can swim to me

at the turn of the tide i feel this part of me die
i've been on your shore before and it was no waste of time
over my head and in my mind
am i washed on your shore and barely alive?

am i washed on your shore and barely alive?






























One Girl Army

such a long time so much to say
she's bound and gagged 32 ways
so ladies and tarts can i tell you a story
for a half price and a red shoe
everybody's got a price on them sometimes
maybe it's me maybe it's you

she hangs around trailer park towns
cause that's who she was out of the crowd
so what kinda shit do you talk?
well baby i just hope that half of it's true
oh everybody's got a price on them sometimes
maybe it's me maybe it's you

chin up
every eye is on you
we don't guess the way you are
things are fine when everything is never fine
a one girl army up against
she's up against the whole world now

scared of the dark
scared of the spark
so spit in the flame
just don't get caught
chancellors are hiding all the answers
round and round i run to throw them for a loop
everybody's got a price on them sometimes
maybe it's me maybe it's you

chin up
every eye is on you
we don't guess the way you are
cause things are fine when everything is never fine
a one girl army up against
she's up against the whole world now

maybe she's your sister
a girl inside the picture
maybe she's your mama
everybody's gotta have one
maybe she's your savior
dressed in drag and feather
maybe for a dollar you can watch me dance

chin up
every eye is on you
we don't guess the way you are
cause things are fine when everything is never fine
a one girl army up against the whole world now






























Parade On

her hands are in the air again
stripped of pride
she was waiting for a sign to be let in
she tried to stop a train for him
without shoes
he was so amused, amused

she needs a reason to parade on
she needs a new road to pave
she needs a reason to parade on it's wearing her outsides thin
there's someone there to save

you wonder why she gives and gives
till it burns
and there is nothing he can give her in return
she'll live and die by make believe
her frozen heart
well he can't wait around while she gets blown apart

she needs a reason to parade on
she needs a new road to pave
she needs a reason to parade
it's wearing her outsides thin
there's someone there to save

the distance won't know
which way you should go
cause we are not built so we can float
we are what we are
but that seems so far
parting the red sea is easier, easier

it's time to introduce her self
she's dethroned
like some lonesome dusty book upon his shelf

she needs a reason to parade on
she needs a new road to pave
she needs a reason to parade on
it's wearing her outsides thin
there's someone there to save on
there's nothing i can say and
there's nothing i can say






























Pretty Thing

am i treading in your flow?
well maybe i don't want to know
that we are gone before we go and you are upside down
waiting in the sweet debris to shock you into loving me
i'm not the way i used to be and i am still alive and i am still alive

i am not your pretty thing
i am not your pretty thing
i am not your pretty thing
your seventeen your prom queen anymore

i might be too good for you
maybe you can get a clue
i'll never let you salt my wounds
so tell me who's pretty now
i don't know how a creep can sleep
and why your talk is always cheap
and what you're sowing you will reap
and you sure get around
you sure get around

i am not your pretty thing
i am not your pretty thing
i am not your pretty thing
your seventeen your prom queen

and you can't have the sun as the same time as the rain
and you can't be wild and then be tame
cause i just found out you were caught being nasty
with a whole lot to say a whole lot to say
that's insane
i am sane i am sane i am sane

i am not your pretty thing
i am not your pretty thing
i am not your pretty thing
your seventeen or prom queen anymore






























Raven

kings to follow, child to teach
fools to swallow, girl is fast asleep
statue stare, place to reach
watching jeffery fall asleep

daddy hugs, dogs to walk
books to lug, hands to talk
a fever in my naive brain
not wanting things to be the same

once i had a dream
once i had a dream
i dreamt the dream in green
grass green

ramen noodle
black haired poodle
hansel, gretel
how we hate them
funny, sunny
smartass honey
different, scary
black-dyed, hairy

once i had a dream
once i had a dream
i dreamt the dream in green
grass green

i'm addicted to your spirit, raven
forget the operas we sang
i'm warped in your personality and
i wonder if i'll see you on letterman

ramen noodle
black haired poodle
hansel, gretel
how we hate them
funny, sunny
smartass honey
different, scary
black-dyed, hairy

my friend raven
my friend raven

i'm obsessed with your addictions, raven
forget the mardi gras we drank
i understand that you were saying
you're afraid of the second coming

but
fear of flying, you're denying, raven
fear of flying, you're denying, raven
fear of flying, you're denying, raven






























Redeemed

every tree has got a root
and every girl forbidden fruit
and got her demons

and the path I chose to go
a different girl so long ago
i had my reasons

and she's in my head so loud and screaming
"shouldn't you be proud of what you came from?"

oh you've been crippled and you've walked
and you've been shut up and you've talked
so let's talk some more

where is the hand for me to reach?
where is the moral i'll never teach myself?
in all the black
in all the grief
i am redeemed

and it's ripping at my heart
because i'm dodging all these darts
and on a slow train

and i wear it till it tatters
and it shatters on the floor
in instant replay

oh we're all rotten and we're pure
and we're just looking for a cure
that feels like spring snow

and what we have is what we are
and where we've been got us this far
so let me go

where is the hand for me to reach?
where is the moral i'll never teach myself?
in all the black
in all the grief
i am redeemed

where is the hand for me to reach?
where is the moral i'll never teach myself?
in all the black
in all the grief
through all the pain
and unbelief
these are the words
that they all scream
i am redeemed






























Silver Honey

a little ache, that's all
a little ache, a little ache, a little ache, that's all
stomach that's frozen in a sigh
was she more than a test-drive doll?

orange shirts could make her go blind
he caught her by the throat instead of the mind
now she's needing an angel to fly her down to the other side

but in the silver lake, silver spoon
the dirty tinsel neighborhood
she could reinvent her world
there's silver honey for the test-drive girl

remember the nights she needed a near by rescue crew
dreaming herself infrared and not knowing what to do
circling and circling and spinning around
finding ways to peel herself off of the ground
now the empty chatter in her head never shakes the sound

but in the silver lake, sandy spoon
moved out of the neighborhood well
she could reinvent her world
there's silver honey for the test-drive girl
purple hand on the stand
a getaway in a sedan
things went slighty out of hand
there's silver honey for your test-drive man

well in the silver lake flooding through
the midnight vulture in your stew
she could reinvent her world
there's silver honey for the test-drive girl
silver mine, silver spine
wiping out her cocaine line
and honey for the second time
there's silver honey for your test-drive mind

i'm a guilty pleasure
i'm a guilty pleasure






























Something Like A Hero

hello boys
got directions to the bombshell factory?
and a bowflexing nightmare tendency?
hesitate
where's the tape, my retired beauty queen?

hello girls
truth can make you stare into the mirror for hours
and could lipgloss save a nation, mr. powers?
come into what's my own disappear zone

close my ears
(i close my ears)
i close my eyes
(i close my eyes)
in the world of a stupid girl and in her stupid dress size

so who are we?
(who are we)
who's the judge?
and are you something like a hero?

no mistakes
different versions of the girl right next to you
and i'm knocking on your door and can't get through
and i cry and i sigh and i try to

close my ears
(i close my ears)
i close my eyes
(i close my eyes)
in the world of a stupid girl and in her pettiest of lies

so who are we?
(who are we)
who's the judge?
and are you something like a hero?

dull sensations
push them to the walls
oh to the wall
and the thorns that fall, oh
have the guts to walk upon them all yeah
to walk upon them all yeah
to walk upon them all yeah

halfway there
i was waiting by the phone for you to care
and i can't make a seed grow anywhere
so i wait
so i wait
are you out there?

close my eyes
(i close my eyes)
i close my ears
(i close my ears)
in the world of a stupid girl and in her shallowest of fears

so who are we?
(who are we)
who's the judge?
and are you something like a hero?

are you something like a hero?
(something something something something like a hero)
are you something like a hero?
(something something something something like a hero)
are you something like a hero?
are you something like a hero?
are you something like a hero?
are you something like a hero?
are you something like a hero?
are you something like a hero?
are you something like a hero?
are you something like a hero?
a hero
a hero
a hero


chant and scramble:

and i'm all for it
and i don't know, and not for sure
if im face down frowned on the ground
or if the devil's gonna get me
if i make make make make myself into a wave out there
and i'm never gonna ache like this again
and i'm never gonna 'scape from here.
so i swim and you keep me keep me
and i'm turning half blue true
and i'm on on on, out out out out of last words, last words?
and i'm half baked and i side stroke- side go- slide go.
pain pain pain no pain. pain pain pain no pain. choke choke choke
lift me out, sift me out- keep me lord keep me lord
so i wont go down down down
keep me in the rhythm
as i float out of my misery
oh and i'm far too gone,
and i'm far too gone oh
and i'm far too hey.
i'm far too gone oh i'm far too gone for you to go there.
and i'm far too gone for you to go there
honey and i'm far too gone for you to go there.






























Steel

the lost and insincere
they think i need to hear what's in their empty eyes, eyes, eyes
we're few and far between
we've hardly been serene
but stand up to their lies, lies, lies

we are steel
we don't feel anything at all

he took me in his arms
but then he squeezed too hard
he wouldn't let me breathe, breathe, breathe
and it's been too many years
i've hurt too many times
to give up everything, thing, thing

i am steel
i don't feel anything at all
anything at all

the way i've been confused
the way that i've been used
and spit out on your dime
and still you lead me on
and still you tear me down
and say it's in my mind

well i've seen hell and back
i've hidden in the dark
with no one there at all, all, all
i've scraped us back to life
i've laced up both my boots
so try and twist the knife, knife, knife

i am steel
i don't feel
we are steel
we don't feel anything at all
(anything at all)
anything at all
(anything at all)
anything at all (anything at all)
anything at all






























Sweet Chariot

ode to joy
my lover boy's speaking in tongues
and the sky's bleeding gray
now i pull my bag of prayers out
i hope to find one to save the day

and he judged my love, my lust, my taste
with the straightest face
as i crumple up inside a papier mache
a shell with no name

sweet chariot
come, come take me away from my fear
sweet chariot
come i have to get out of here

and he took me further than i wanted to go
underneath his shoes
and it leaves me hungry for a touch i can't feel
a touch he won't do
and i thought the circle had had an end
i'm old enough to know
my denial is how we began
and how we will end
and now that i know

sweet chariot
come, come take me away from my fear
sweet chariot
come i have to get out of here

oh the blood that's in my veins
so cold and frozen from the stings
oh he comes and goes in waves
am i really here?

sweet chariot
come and take me away from my fear
sweet chariot
can we leave him a trail of my tears
sweet chariot
it's been, it's been the longest of years
sweet chariot
come i have to get out of here






























Talk to Strangers

how long, how long have you been asleep dear?
i will search for answers that are lost
i can't change the way you feel at all

i can't wait, wait for you forever
my millionth dream gets sucked into your eyes
you think that i have been okay im not fine

so i'll go talk to strangers
and i will love too fast
and i'll burn so bright, i'll run out of light
and i won't last

why do you want to keep me in a cold room?
why do you close your eyes to look at me?
dreams can't change the girl you see at all

so i'll go talk to strangers
and i will love too fast
and i'll burn so bright, i'll run out of light
and i won't last

lately there is some comfort in the mystery
close encounters - none of them are you
i can't make myself look sane, it's true

so i'll go talk to strangers
and i will love too fast
and i'll burn so bright, i'll run out of light
oh watch me
i'll go talk to strangers
and i will love too fast
and i'll love all wrong and i'm not that strong
and i won't last






























Up All Night

it's 3 a.m. and i have been
in my head for quite some time
every fear, every tear has been swirling in my mind
and there are still a 100 reasons
i shouldn't walk away
do i love you if i leave you?
you had no name

i was up all night
waiting for some kind of miracle
i was up all night
feeling alone in the universe
i was up all night

when morning comes
i will tell you
(i will tell you)
it's life i have to chase
with every song that i sing
(i will sing you)
will be written by your face

and if you're really meant to be
then you'll be back again
and i watch as your beginning
turns into the end

i was up all night
waiting for some kind of miracle
i was up all night
feeling alone in the universe
i was up all night
if it's you, or if it's me that i save
i'm still throwing it all away
i was up all night

with a kick inside
in the dark you hide
and we both know how the end will be
in your little tide
with your eyes shut wide
and we both know how the end will be
how it will be

i was up all night
waiting for some kind of miracle
i was up all night
feeling alone in the universe
if it's you, or if it's me that i save
i'm still throwing it all away
i was up all night
i was up all night
i was up all night
i was up all night
night
night
night






























Wild Horses
(bonus track cover by rollingstones)

childhood living is easy to do
the things you wanted
i bought them for you

graceless lady, you know who i am
you know i can't let you slide through my hands

wild horses couldn't drag me away
and wild horses couldn't drag me away

i watched you suffer
a dull aching pain
now you decided to show me the same

no sweeping exits or offstage lines
could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind

wild horses couldn't drag me away
and wild horses couldn't drag me away

i know i dreamt you
a sin and a lie
i have my freedom but i don't have much time

faith has been broken
tears must be cried
let's do some living after we die

wild horses couldn't drag me away
wild horses couldn't drag me away
no
couldn't drag me away






























Your Armor

would you like the chance to shatter heaven?
would you like to be the one who pulls the sky down just for me?
round and round and round we run, and pretend the sun is all you need

i've never known a moment to be frozen
you're making deals with minutes that will slip away, just slip away
so starve the garden, stop the rain-
winter settles on my petals anyways
anyways

is your armor thin again?
do i want to wear it down?
am i worthy to come in?
do you want to be found?

nothing into something into nothing
every rule you break means there's no turning back, no looking back
the words that i could never say
the clutter that is in your way is nothing new
nothing new

is your armor thin again?
do i want to wear it down?
am i worthy to come in?
do you want to be found?
is your armor thin again?
do i want to wear it down?
am i worthy to come in?
do you want to be found?

wandering between the girl you search for and the one you leave
and i cannot wait

chasing you around the room is tempting
so near and far away from meaning anything to you
but just remember, if you're jumping, i would start my jump off running after you

is your armor thin again?
do i want to wear it down?
am i worthy to come in?
do you want to be found?
is your armor thin again?
do i want to wear it down?
am i worthy to come in?
am i worthy to come in?
am i worthy to come in?
do you want to be found?
do you want to be found?