Lyrics

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We’re Still Here
What Am I Supposed To Do
If You Would
I’ll See You There
Don’t Let Me Go
We’re Still Here










Mediations between You and I
Broken Parts
Red Roads
You more than I
Nor for Now
Best Behavior
So Far
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Hello
Fragile
All in All
Already Gone
Stay Away











Momentum

Fragile
So Far
Don’t Tell Me
Hello
Already Gone
I’ll See You There
All in All
What Am I Supposed To Do
Paints










Make Not Work Not War
Done Me Wrong
So Say So Long
Long Enough


Much of the rest
After While
Although I Hate It
Amy K
Borrowing Time
Did You Forget
Emily
Everyone Knows
For the Longest Time
Friend of a Friend
Hear Me Out
Memento Mori
Mme C–
My Last Words
Please, Go On
Save Everything
Save Myself
Smile
Something First
Something Wonderful is About to Happen
Where You Lie


Broken Parts
let’s take this from the start then
before the broken parts and
all of the other shit you know I know
we’ll go from the beginning
work our back again and
find out where we are

before my first mistake and
the ones you found to make and
before i missed what i mistook you for
before your new charade was
marched out onto parade to
show like the relics hung above your bed

i don’t want to lose this all again
i don’t want to have to give it all back
goodbye, you take my time
but this used to be mine

before i knew it better
that all the things you said were
just your impression of what i would think you to be
before the sunday morning
and more the night before
that found you on your knees

i don’t want to lose this all again
i don’t want to have to give it all back
goodbye, you take my time
but this used to be mine

the way this story reads is
now very differently from
the way i liked to remember it from before
so maybe better yet then
we’ll take it from the end where
you take this back from me cause i can’t keep it anymore

i don’t want to lose this all again
i don’t want to have to give it all back
goodbye, you take my time
but this used to be mine

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Red Roads
can we kill this yet? as you know, my god, it’s really been the longest year and
i’d like to remember differently if you’ve any ideas
so please do feel free to make up another story with happier ending
where most everything is tied up neatly with small bits of string

i know you know we’ve got nowhere to go
but if you could lead me out on red roads i’d probably follow

well i can’t stay here, but then again, just where the hell am i supposed to go
i’d try to slip out the windows even though they’re all painted shut
but maybe i forget to blow out the candles sitting in the bathroom sill and
they catch, in a flash, the curtains on fire and burn this place down

i know you know we’ve got nowhere to go
but if you could lead me out on red roads i’d probably follow

so can we go now? we’re losing time cause it’s a new moon tonight
and somehow if we can find our way out we can make it past the tree line and the quarry,
but we should go before we lose the light

and if you’ll recall, in the dark i drive through gravel clouds on all the back roads
and like that head past all the reservations with my headlights off

i know you know we’ve got nowhere to go
but if you could lead me out on red roads i’d probably follow

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You more than I

i’d rather if you just resent me
than for you to know the truth this time
and this is what i keep to myself, you see
no one here could see this coming
and what i’m trying to impress on you
is put away your books and your maps and your hooks and your traps cause they don’t go nowhere
that you would ever want you to be
and we knew that you would _keep it in mind
so maybe it’s the last thing you want from me

all you knew then from before is so far from this
and it’s just a matter of time till you find out, but even so we triedif only we could do something more, i’m so sorry for this

i wish that it had turned out differently, and you will more than i

i think that it could be okay
just for you to leave it where it lies
in that everything doesn’t change today
and how could it be anything less
as it was than a surprise to us
and if you knew then you’d understand why we threw up our hands in a sort of prayer
that didn’t help in any way
so i’d rather i could just keep quiet
as if there’s really something for me to say

all you knew then from before is so far from this
and it’s just a matter of time till you find out, but even so we tried
if only we could do something more, so sorry for this
i wish that it had turned out differently, and you will more than i

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Nor for Now
Fourteen of 4:00, in foreign decor, you’re back and forth between my bed and the floor
and onto the chair i’m laid out on
we’re dead by design and buried in wine with glasses filled with grapes, pills, ashes and vines
and sure from the start we’re both foregone
But there’s a while before we rise from the dead and the sun comes along
and you leave my head with words from a song
so sing to me now while it’s fresh on your mind
and i’ll return it in kind

So, it’s now for now when later’s away
so then, there’s no tomorrow today
but, we’ll head it straight and into the end
or we could wait a little while and we’ll stay out of the way

barely alive, but wont to survive to live it down with coffee stains and goodbyes
and hours that stay in well-lit rooms
but at any rate, it’s probably late, and soon you might rescind your offer to wait
and open the blinds i’ll see so soon
but i can watch you now and hear how you sing when you’re versed and composed
and everything is placed and perfectly posed
but when the keylight turns to open the the door
i’ll know for sure what’s in store

So, it’s now for now when later’s away
so then, there’s no tomorrow today
but, we’ll head it straight and into the end
or we could wait a little while and we’ll stay out of the way

i’m dizzy, sick and swimming, drunk and spinning and beginning
to think the trend is clear
turning back the clock and showing me as somewhere short of knowing
i’ve got face up that the end is near

it’s getting lighter now so lie through your teeth while i lie on the ground
with no illusions swirling around
so you can stand there saying “i’ll see you”
and know it’s not not all true

So, it’s now for now when later’s away
so then, there’s no tomorrow today
but, we’ll head it straight and into the end
or we could wait a little while and we’ll stay out of the way

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Best Behavior
from what they tell me it’s not so hard to pull this all out into the yard
but with the words that you left in ink it’s not so easy as you might think

and you leave me with your best behavior and even better get the best of me
could you do this for me as a favor please oh please

i now just like to keep to myself cause i’d rather not see anything else
so i pull my hat down and wear it low but i might surprise you, you never know

as you leave me with your best behavior and even better get the best of me
could you do this for me as a favor please oh please

i know this clearly in form and file, i’ve walked around now for quite a while
i’d feel much better if i were home and it was that i could leave you alone

but you leave me with your best behavior and even better get the best of me
could you do this for me as a favor please oh please

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So Far

I’m drunk and bored and drunk
and I feel like I’m finished exhaling, but smoke keeps on trailing
each thing I’m surprised to have said
Out here in the cold I’m a little too bold
for the good of anyone here
including myself, as I put on the shelf
how I meant not to say anything,
but too much as always echoes through these hallways but

So far I haven’t said anything that would give me away
but it’s so far from safe in my keeping, cause I never know what I’ll say

Now the phone won’t stop ringing
and I tried to talk it out of this mess, but I can’t so I guess
I’ll just try not to say much at all
or maybe just say I’m not here as I shrink back for fear
that someone might be listening to me
as strange as that sounds, but I’d move underground
if I thought someone heard what I said
So now I’ll keep my mouth closed before anyone knows because

So far I haven’t said anything that would give me away
but it’s so far from safe in my keeping, cause I never know what I’ll say

and you can tell I’m uneasy to talk to depending on what you’re talking about
cause I’m always about to sell myself out
So far I haven’t said anything that would give me away
but it’s so far from safe in my keeping, cause I never know what I’ll say

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e
four steps to the hallway from off the cupboard
just next to the closet with all the black coats
full flush to the wall by the second door

save now for the arch in your back

one hand to the mask now you’re borrowing
of blue feathers and gold with the other wrapped
around the frame to the stair to the second floor you
bite down when the light runs, your eyes are glowing

it’s sort of strange how i cannot find you
isn’t it that i’m just about to
just short of something i haven’t found to
lead me to where i’m all about you there

is it there in the marks from your mother’s ring
that you left on the jester out in the alley
and to tie them together from side by side
they’d draw me a map i could use to follow

it’s sort of strange how i cannot find you
isn’t it that i’m just about to
just short of something i haven’t found to
lead me to where i’m all about you there

it’s sort of strange how i cannot find you
isn’t it that i’m just about to
just short of something i haven’t found to
lead me to where i’m all about you there

one hand to the mask now you’re borrowing

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Hello
it smells like church in here and we can taste it in the wine
and i can’t say now if you knew that part of this was mine
there’s something here that you should see, that i can’t touch anymore
i’d swear to god but not to you that i’ve been here before

hello it’s me now in front of you now or to at least some degree
it seems to be it’s nothing new now when i don’t remind me of me

the saints don’t stay here anymore, and they’re not the only ones
and i can’t say if i was wrong, but it’s all said and done
but then here’s something to ignore and now i’m sure i will
maybe now it’s been too long, but i’d like see them still

hello it’s me now in front of you now or to at least some degree
it seems to be it’s nothing new now when i don’t remind me of me

i guess i wonder just a bit but couldn’t say for sure
if i could fit in my old clothes, or what i kept them for
but really that’s the thing of it, not that i can explain
but though i’m better dressed, i know, i’d like a short refrain

and hello it’s me in front of you now if you remember
but it seems to be it’s nothing new now when i don’t remind me of me

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Fragile
for whatever you think that you invite
all these things look so different in the light
and for all that you see then for their part
all these things are so fragile at the start

so breathe, it’s only morning
and only for a while
and it’s too early still to tell
so please, there might be more then
there’s something where we are
and this might just be ours

and in how we’re remembered to the gray
is the turn as the lights from other days
start to bend in the air as they reflect
all the colors we’re trying to protect

so breathe, it’s only morning
and only for a while
and it’s too early still to tell
so please, there might be more then
there’s something where we are
and this might just be ours

so leave it till later to find
and let it breathe, let it breathe
just save it and give it some time
and let it be what it will be until all of the lines are all drawn out

are the shapes on your skin the ones i drew
or have they already left their marks on you
if you thought that there might be something good
can you say yet for sure now if you would?

breathe, it’s only morning
and only for a while
and it’s too early still to tell
so please, there might be more then
there’s something where we are
and this might just be ours

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All in All
eighty years old, fallen through the cracks
in the floor in the cold, and some some stories never end
and some pictures never find their way back home again

it’s not so much to ask, but you never give it back
so it’ll keep to the last, cause some things will never mend
and though it’s harder at first, it gets easier to pretend

well, there’re electrical clouds, from just down the hall
but you’ll never hear a sound through all the clippings that are pinned
and hanging on the walls that never block the wind

all in all, well you see me as your next door neighbor
a sort of familiar to sort through
and all i know is i’ve finally fallen out of favor
so you can put me with the rest you never you knew

all the paintings you hung before you hung me out to dry
are soaking wet in the sun and something you should see
a new exhibit in a different gallery

all the colors have run like any other dye
and not to be outdone or surprising at all
the beauty in the detail is nothing you recall

and all in all, well you see me as your next door neighbor
a sort of familiar to sort through
and all i know is i’ve finally fallen out of favor
so you can put me with the rest you never you knew

well, it was harder than it should have been to make out your silhouette
and if you listened to me, it’s just from where you were
there was more to it all than what you overheard
while you look through the cloud from your last cigarette
maybe you’ve finally found your favorite piece in the show
is by somebody that you met but you didn’t know

all in all, well you see me as your next door neighbor
a sort of familiar to sort through
and all i know is i’ve finally fallen out of favor
so you can put me with the rest you never you knew

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Already Gone

Well I feel like I owe you, so I’m sure you owe me a little more than you’d repay
The way you looked so hard to find the right thing to say sounded a little like me
So I see where you’re going, but you step on your tongue
I couldn’t see your eyes behind the shadows and the lies because
your head had hung too as my hands had clung to you

You know that I heard you, I don’t need a word to know that what I thought was wrong
I don’t want to see you, I don’t really need to, to know that your already gone

Well I feel like a fool dressed to the nines in all these clothes that I don’t own
My sister’s little brother with another glass of wine and a hem that my mother had sewn
Well I tried not to make it here, and I tried not to care
But even when I try I just can’t take my eyes from the
white lie you wear with the flower in you hair

You know that I heard you, I don’t need a word to know that what I thought was wrong
I don’t want to see you, I don’t really need to, to know that your already gone

Well I feel like I know you, so I’m sure you know me to know I never speak my mind
The way he sort of stumbled toward the end of his line sounded a little like me
But I left all the diamonds that I meant to bring
And missed him in the crowd you know I meant to say,
“Thank you for everything, can I borrow your ring?”

You know that I heard you, I don’t need a word to know that what I thought was wrong
I don’t want to see you, I don’t really need to, to know that you’re already gone

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Stay Away
13 times and 22 more in 17 days, i wandered away
and to that end, from what i recall of how it began it struck me as strange
first of all, i’d like you to know i’m sorry for this, i’m sorry for this
and i so much wish it were different, but it happened again

So I’ll stay away

i walked off somewhere in the park and it turned me around, i slept on the ground
it seemed to me quite a while, but it wasn’t that far … it wasn’t that long
i can’t trust me anymore with all of these things and all of these things,
i so much wish i could see you. they are what they are
in the square i came on a crowd in a beautiful scene i moved in between
everyone was watching him play, and on his guitar he’d drawn all these sketches
and i can’t feel a thing at all when i do what they say, and i do what they say
but i can’t take any more, we are what we are

i’ll stay away

can anybody hear me? does it make any sense to say now and again i break
the more it seems i’m nearly coming apart, i wish you were here

i’ll stay away

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Don’t Tell Me
Well, if all you really wanted was for me to come home
then you might have found a minute to just say so
somewhere in the middle of all those words
maybe just before the part you know that only you heard
I always follow the trail of crumbs
’till I’m standing at your door behind a bottle of rum
or half a bottle now as it may be
cause I’m sure that you’ve got something to say me

Don’t tell me that you want me to go
cause I know you’ll find my number tomorrow
Don’t tell me that you want me to leave
cause you know you’ll never let me go

Well, I’d fill you a glass, but it would loosen your tongue
and I’d like to think that there’s another song to be sung
It seems to me like I’ve heard every one
and I’m scared that I’ll be sober before you’ll be done
Do we really need to pour over this one again
cause I’m sure you talked this out before you let me back in
So check the minutes of the meeting before
before you start another speech to ignore

Don’t tell me that you want me to go
cause I know you’ll find my number tomorrow
Don’t tell me that you want me to leave
cause you know you’ll never let me go

You could send me away out of sight out of mind
or you could save me the trip and the time

Don’t tell me that you want me to go
cause I know you’ll find my number tomorrow
Don’t tell me that you want me to leave
cause you know you’ll never let me go

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I’ll See You There
Oh well, you’re shoulders beneath the crowded room
and headed by the way
It’s not surprising that you were just under my view
cause I never see you clearly and
Uh-0h, if I make it home
I’d like to trail you in through door
Uh-0h, I guess that I’ll go cause I look
but I never find you here with me

You’ll swing me around, soon you’ll slip with a sound
and lead me back toward the lost and found
It’s only yours if you want since that’s your usual haunt
or upstart from in the underground and I’ll see you there

Oh well, I’m turning my place inside and out
and upside-down again
and I’m sure you’re around, wearing the shirt that you found
that I couldn’t track to save my skin
Uh-0h, I’m learning to sew
as I start to think it’s gone by the by
Uh-0h, I guess that I know that you’re outside
and you won’t see me in

You’ll swing me around, soon you’ll slip with a sound
and lead me back toward the lost and found
It’s only yours if you want since that’s your usual haunt
or upstart from in the underground and I’ll see you

When you get through which should be easier to do,
because the rest more or less is in the last recesses
So wait in Limbo which should start to resemble the steps that lead to my room
So I’ll see you soon

You’ll swing me around, soon you’ll slip with a sound
and lead me back toward the lost and found
It’s only yours if you want since that’s your usual haunt
or upstart from in the underground and I’ll see you there

Oh well, you’re there in behind a line of trees,
a bygone in my sleeves
and you can sleep with the sound of all the leaves all around,
but I know I’ll find you here with me

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What Am I Supposed To Do
well, i guess you knew
we were short of breaking even when we headed north the 4th of July
but you learn something everyday
well, i doubt that’s true
but we went out again in august and i’ve figured how to get me by
and i wondered what you’d say

what am i supposed to do with you
weren’t you gonna see me through, cause you said that you wanted to
so i’ll just sit and wait for my cue till you let me know
i don’t want to let it go so tell me
what am i supposed to do

so we turned it around
and we headed south again to try to breathe a little closer to home
do you know what i mean at all
cause i missed this town
i know that’s a bit uneven but i’d like to make it my own
and i’d maybe give you a call
i know you understand but

what am i supposed to do with you
weren’t you gonna see me through, cause you said that you wanted to
so i’ll just sit and wait for my cue till you let me know
cause i don’t want to let it go so tell me
what am i supposed to do when

maybe you’ll hear me or maybe not you know
i thought that by now i’d put this away
and let it all slide on but now i’m sure
i’ve got to figure it out, figure it out, figure it out
now i know

so tell me what am i supposed to do with you
weren’t you gonna see me through, cause you said that you wanted to
so i’ll just sit and wait for my cue till you let me know
i don’t want to let it go so tell me
what am i supposed to do

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Paints
blue eyes, holding me fast
standing under the streetlight
the scenes we traced and outlines we sketched
show under the canopy

oh, but i can’t draw this all out to scale
and frame it to hang on your wall
all of the pictures in tomes on my floor
leave me to draw out my own

sunrise marking the time
to turn away from the horizonand leave the wind and architecture

to lean against arches in mist

oh, but i can’t draw this all out to scale
and frame it to hang on your wall
all of the pictures in tomes on my floor
leave me to draw out my own

morning is brighter still, my overcoat blowing around
leaning hard into the wind, blinded as i quicken my pace
folding the ticket i hold in my hand
glancing ahead as i’m passing the stand
on into the line and down through the hall
trying to see as i’m closer in stride
beneath the marquee as i turn to the side
and notice the painting that hangs on the wall
and turn into the sun

lines fall down by design
blending into the backdrop
move me fast and through your front room
to pull venetian red blinds

oh, but i can’t draw this all out to scale
and frame it to hang on your wall
all of the pictures in tomes on my floor
leave me to draw out my own (with paints of my own)

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Done Me Wrong
Please just don’t leave me alone
I’m tired of runnin’, got nowhere else to go
Plus I’m used to these tired walls
that we hung it all on in hopes it would not fall

But I’ll feel like you done me wrong
if you feel like it’s time to say goodbye

Hang your coat there by the door
give me a kiss if I won’t see you anymore
and let me frame you and compare
how I pictured you here but now you’re standing there

But I’ll feel like you done me wrong
if you feel like it’s time to say goodbye

Hey, what are you gonna do leave me here behind you
Hey, now are you gonna go let’s forego this whole show
Hey, why do you act this way, maybe you should hear me say
Hey, I’ll be the one here who’ll always stay to play the fool

But I’ll feel like you done me wrong
if you feel like it’s time to go
and I’ll feel like you done me wrong
if you feel like it’s time to say goodbye

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After While
there’re flies in the kitchen and holes in my shoes
and i can’t wait to see you soon and i will if i can get through
there’re holes in my pockets and really what’s more
is i can’t tell you for the life of me what am i going to do

you in the willow trees with all the birds and bees and all the leaves up in a pile
and as you’re growing faint, you’re saying something quaint as you smile
like, “i’ll see you after while”

there’re flowers in the window and mud on the floor
and white candles there you lit with a match in the sun and the wind blew out
and saturday mornings are always so quiet
and i can’t say just what i’d do if i did have to do without

you in the willow trees with all the birds and bees and all the leaves up in a pile
and as you’re growing faint, you’re saying something quaint as you smile
like, “i’ll see you after while”

you’re in the willow trees with all the birds and bees with your clothes all in a pile
and now i’m growing faint, you’re saying something quaint as you smile
like, “let’s stay here for a while”

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Hear Me Out
to you when i speak sometimes
i’m white noise in the background
slowly spinning over your head
not sure what i was talking about

it’s all about to go away
it’s all in what to find to say
but i might have found it

i know i slowed down to a low hum
just below what you could hear
you not heard what i’ve turned into
so you won’t hear me out

it’s all about to go away
it’s all in what to find to say
but i might have found it

now i do know what i mean
and i do know that i can get through
you don’t know that you can’t hear me
but i know you’re going to

cause i might have found it
cause i might have found it
cause i might have found it
cause i might have found it

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So Say So Long
Must I always be alone, thought to call you on the phone
and say come over
but I’ll sit here on the floor, maybe play a little more
but I’m not sure

Some Saturday before too long you’ll come my way
and we’ll stop to say “Hello” and just move on

Now we’re driving in my car, don’t know where the Hell we are
and we don’t care, don’t give a damn now
But we’ll find our way alright, you’ll be where you are and I
will be where I am

Some Saturday before too long you’ll come my way
and we’ll stop to say “Hello” and just move on

Some Saturday not too far along you’ll come my way
and we’ll stop to say “Hello” and just move on

Must I always be alone, thought to call you on the phone
and say something new
But there’s nothing left to say, save for “Thanks for yesterday,
and I’ll see you sooner or later when my line’s a little straighter,
but for now, ‘Bye, Bye, Bye, Bye’”
So say, “So long.”

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Although I Hate It

Although I hate it, now I’ll find muse to draw
or I’m sure that someone will finally notice and surely know this is all
So hold my calls, I’m running out of things to say
and I need a minute to play this all out or I’ll be found out anyway
Didn’t you hear me saying there’s something on the tip of my tongue

I hope that you know, I don’t like repeating myself, that’s why I don’t say much anymore
So once in a while, I’m quoting somebody else, just so I won’t have said it before

I like to think there’s something that would move this along
Just like I thought that it would get easier but now I’m sure I was wrong
Hold that thought while I run this one into the ground
I’ll write it down if I feel I earned this and maybe I’ll turn this around
I seem to get the feeling that you don’t believe me any longer

I hope that you know, I don’t like repeating myself, that’s why I don’t say much anymore
So once in a while, I’m quoting somebody else, just so I won’t have said it before
Don’t tell me anything now, I think I’ve fooled myself again
I hope that you know, I don’t like repeating myself, that’s why I don’t say much anymore
So once in a while, I’m quoting somebody else, just so I won’t have said it before

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Amy K
she likes dinosaurs, climbs walls like a lizard
she wears her smartest pants when she goes out
she wears me out and i can’t keep up
i’m tired just a bit, but i’m happy to run

amy

she sings mermaid in the sky with diamonds
she’s the best that i’ve ever swung in a cardboard box
she has a lion she’s friends with and she says is friends with me
and from what i can tell, she’s probably right
she’s proudly lighting up the tree
i’m happy when i’m here and i’m happy to say
i’m glad you’re here with me

amy

mermaid in the sky with diamonds
boom boom boom boom

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Borrowing Time
almost everything is lost for a while
turned to sounds in boxes of white
but somehow i’ve got to find it again
out on the other side
most of the rest of it is out by curb
and pretty soon i’m so far gone
but somehow the one that sits on the floor
has got a hold on me

say something if there’s something to say
cause we’re still losing the days
lay everything that’s there on your mind
cause we’re still borrowing time
and there might still be more to find

i heard you sliding through the back door
but where were you when i wanted you here
and so much for moving easily on
if still at all i fear

please wrap your legs around me again
and we can lose it all for a while
but so soon, we’ll have to find out if we’re
still on the same side

say something if you want me to stay
cause we’re still losing the days
lay everything that’s there on your mind
cause we’re still borrowing time
and there might still be more to find

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Did You Forget
You wrapped your legs around me in the sex we didn’t have last night
My fingers trailing down the small of your back
were caught in the charm that you wear on your wrist
as the weight of your arm came to rest in my fist

And while I traced around the side that I could see from the light
through the window that had slipped through the cracks
in the blinds that you pulled every time you were here
I moved to feel you breathe in my ear
I’m so familiar with the way this always moves that I
could read ahead to find the next thing to say
and tell you the ending cause I always know
I fall asleep in your arms then you always go

Did you forget what you told me before
cause I find you here every now and then
You couldn’t stay as the story goes
So why are you here where you’ve always been

Of course it’s not the first time that I’ve slept with this
and I’ve watched more often than I’d care to admit
And I know it always comes to an end
but I do get to see you again
But between what I remember there’s always something else that I missed
and It seems its changing every time that I play it
but if this is what I wrote or recall
it’s only me that can remember at all

Did you forget what you told me before
cause I find you here every now and then
You couldn’t stay as the story goes
So why are you here where you’ve always been

You wrapped your legs around me in the sex we didn’t have last night
and off my shoulder I know what I heard you say
as I’m the one to always listen like thieves
I fell asleep in your arms and you didn’t leave

Did you forget what you told me before
cause I find you here every now and then
You couldn’t stay as the story goes
So why are you here where you’ve always been
La Da Da Da

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Don’t Let Me Go
Well it’s the same old thing that I fall into
and it’s much too familiar to have missed
Where behind either door that I’m pulled in between
is the same room still the same way

And my things lie around where I left them before
and I’m in all the pictures on the walls
“Make yourself feel at home, as I’m sure you will,
and we hope you enjoy your stay”

I might’ve bothered then to know this, if I’d only had the time
Don’t let me go so soon, don’t let me go so soon

It’s nice to see you again, but I really can’t stay
so don’t bother to turn the covers down
“Then we’ll keep your room how you like and a key under the mat
and we’ll see you the next time around”

I might’ve bothered then to know this, if I’d only had the time
Don’t let me go so soon, don’t let me go so soon

It’s a far cry for help, much too close to the edge
and too comfortable for comfort yet again
This laissez faire denouement has to come to an end
and to be sure, this is where it begins

I might’ve bothered then to know this, if I’d only had the time
Don’t let me go so soon, don’t let me go so soon

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Emily
my my emily, it’s now been some time you’ve worn my ring
and why it’s come to be as it is might just be the hardest thing
the birds would never let us sleep

oh you stay out visiting with all the wives, and you stay out late
as this plays out you’re drinking tea with fallen eyes, I’m not going to run away

my my emily, this routine is going to be the death of me
or you or us, but could you just trust me, i still love you dearly
your purple shadows over your shoulder

oh you stay out visiting with all the wives, and you stay out late
as this plays out you’re drinking tea with fallen eyes, I’m not going to run away

my my emily neither of us had much to drawn on to start
but that it’s ours and ours alone just might be my favorite part
you don’t seem to me to know that i never want you to leave
but you’re mine, my emily don’t you see? would you just look at me please
i will not let you down

oh you stay out visiting with all the wives, and you stay out late
as this plays out you’re drinking tea with fallen eyes, I’m not going to run away

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Everyone Knows
everyone knows that some things have gone wrong
it’s not that we couldn’t have seen
and if no one told you i’m sorry to say
you don’t have the ways or the means
to show us the way of our errors, and by that
turn us all inside out
tell me again with a burn in your eyes
and leave me with no doubt

all the things you’re asking for are not ever gonna change
all that you are asking for, we won’t ever have to fight
but all these things we’ve come to know are not now or ever gonna to change
all that you are asking for is dead

everyone knows that we waited too long
and now it’s too late to go back
and why you dig up what we buried is something
i don’t understand and in fact
it’s not that no one understands you and it’s
not that it’s even rare
it’s true what you say but then what you should know
is its really that no one cares

all the things you’re asking for are not ever gonna change
all that you are asking for, we won’t ever have to fight
but all these that are what they are are not now or ever gonna to change
all that you are asking for is dead

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For the Longest Time
i’d better let you go
but i’ll say, before i do
it’s been a while i know
and i want you to know i’m sorry for that

for the longest time it’s been understood
for the longest time
but i’m saying it now, i’m saying it now

everything here is fine
so i don’t to worry you
but it’s just that it was time
i tell you out loud it matters you’re here

for the longest time it’s been understood
for the longest time
but i’m saying it now, i’m saying it now

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Friend of a Friend
i almost feel as i should say hello
and we’d talk small and short as if we were friends
but we are not friends, and we are not the same
but to tell you the truth, i see me in you

and i am a friend of a friend if you will i guess
and i am afraid that i cannot explain the rest

if i seem familiar, as if we’d met before
there might be something there to remind you of when
we were introduced around, but what is there in a name
it might seem as though it’s on the tip of your tongue
but i am a friend of a friend if you will i guess
and i am afraid that i cannot explain the rest

and i understand, cause it has been a while
and i wouldn’t know what to say, or how to begin
but it’s probably that some things will never change
and it really has been good to see you again

i am a friend of a friend if you will i guess
and i am afraid that i cannot explain the rest

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If You Would
your first impression was my best yet introduction
and it led me there to the door of your room
you named your plants and you’d speak to them sweetly
with a place for everything, and everything placed neatly
and i told you how i had named my car
the wicked witch of the west cause it wouldn’t work in the rain
and you’d wrap yourself in your blue scarf again
that you wore as a dress before the rains came in

i’d like to stay a little longer
and i’d be happy if i could
i’d like to say, i’d like to stay, i’d like to stay if you would

so we walked wet for a while, headed for your building
and you carried your dog and i kissed your face
when we made it home, back to where we started
we would lie there alone, in your steam heat apartment and smile

i’d like to stay a little longer
and i’d be happy if i could
i’d like to say, i’d like to stay, i’d like to stay if you would

well i hear of you now from time to time
but i rarely see your face
though it’s been quite a while, i’m still not quite sure
where to put you anymore

i’d like to stay a little longer
and i’d be happy if i could
i’d like to say, i’d like to stay, and i would stay if you would

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Memento Mori
the speakers are humming and i think that they’re lying to me
and the things that upset me are always so hard to put down
and out from my window you can make out just the edges and skin
of the life that you keep that that we know that you’ll not be long in

i can’t see you from here
i can’t see you from here
and it isn’t like it isn’t like you
i can’t see you from here

and it will be for sure and it won’t be as long as you think
and you’re place will be set and i’ll stay where i know i can see
the fingers from streetlights they turn and play tricks in the lawn
and we’re all here but one, and you’re finally buried and gone

i can’t see you from here
i can’t see you from here
and it isn’t like it isn’t like you
i can’t see you from here

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Mme C–
you’ve caught me at the perfect time
and in that i have come to find that
this will be important or it simply will not be
and it could go in many ways
so fan them out on full display
and see how few of them you’d want to leave

i wouldn’t say, at least
that you and this could be the end of me
but i’d like to see, at least
just what it might be worth to know

then again i might have guessed
that there’d be some things with the rest
that might just make this harder than it should be
but i might find the bracelets from your wrist
lying on my floor, and with this
i do think this somehow could be good

i wouldn’t say, at least
that you and this could be the end of me
but i’d like to see, at least
just what it might be worth to know

it’s about to get interesting if it hasn’t yet
it’s about to get interesting
it’s about to get interesting if it hasn’t yet
it’s about to get interesting

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My Last Words
I meant to tell you as if that means a thing
but I meant everything you heard before
I said a lot that you found you could ignore
but since you’re here today there must be something more to say

These are my last words to you
I know now that you can’t stay
These are my last words to you
So say what you want to say

It doesn’t matter what I thought you said
as it was clearly something else
But I wanted you, so I told myself
that I could trust your sway to say at least enough to stay

These are my last words to you
I know now that you won’t stay
These are my last words to you
So say what you want to say

But can you hear me disappear as quietly as when we met
So do listen closely if you want to hear, cause this is as loud as I get

I guess I’m sorry which you already know
since this is nothing new at all to you
And so for time’s sake, just like I always do
I’ll go, as I intend to leave the way that I came in

These are my last words to you
I know now that you won’t stay
These are my last words to you
So say what you want to say
These are my last words to you
I know now that I can’t stay
These are my last words to you
So say what you want to say

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Please, Go On
well, baby i could take you home if you don’t mind the walking
but i got a ways to go before i’m where i want to be
i gotta get another something else and spill it into me
i’ve got to think you’ve got me now, not that that i can guarantee you anything, little thing
but push another over my way
i’ll maybe stay afloat to show you to the drive or to the brink
i’ll know it when i see it, it’s a smaller house and blue, i think

but please, go on
i’ll keep here for a while now, and turn another glass or two with you
please, go on
i’ll leave you with a smile now, that’s all and i’m gone, but you could be off now, too

i remember most of all, or most of it, everything but what was your name
but mostly I just must forget i’m broke as fuck and fucked
but might somebody float me one so I can float around with who tonight
and maybe we’ll walk around town
and maybe i’ll think of it somehow
and maybe it’ll be i’m wrong to be so down and so uptight
and then i’ll see you sign your name and everything will be alright

but please, go on
i’ll keep here for a while now , and breathe another cloud or two from you
please, go on
i’ll leave you with a smile now, that’s all and i’m gone, but you could be off now, too

indian summer somehow, so I sit my black coat by you
just to offset your sitting like a diamond in the trough and
i look to the background like pauper in a candy store
and watch the bottles shimmer as i’m trying not to ignore as they’re pouring them off all around
that i can always drink for free wherever they remember me, and just break it down
to something i can understand like something else than cash, cause man
i miss it when it’s gone and man, it’s gone and nothing took it’s place
and i can’t find it anywhere, the way it left without a trace
but baby if i could sit and listen to pay attention and
gimme a minute or give me a dime
maybe it’s all in it’s time and it all ends up fine

but please, go on
i’ll keep here for a while now ,and turn another glass or two with you
please, go on
i’ll leave you with a smile now, that’s all and i’m gone, but you could be off now, too
but please, go on
i’ll keep here for a while now , and breathe another cloud or two from you
please, go on
i’ll leave you with a smile now, that’s all and i’m gone, but you could be off now, too

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Save Everything
say anything you want to i don’t mind
it won’t come easy for you
it gets away from me from time to time
so i’ll try and understand
save everything
save everything
who are you to say anything?
save everything

hold lightly to my hand and sing me hymns
it always made me feel so strangely
tell me what you remember of me then
all fucked up and guilty

save everything
save everything
who are you to say anything?
save everything
keep all the things you keep from me if you need
and all the things you keep me by
i’m sorry, i guess you probably should
i’m not long for this

save everything
save everything
who are you to say anything?
save everything

please, call them off of me now i’m okay
i’m not about to leave here just yet
but then again i will say that today
it does seem it’s getting closer

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Save Myself
Always the prophet I knew the end and given chance I made it true
and so I wrote the Bible and read aloud the last word I spelled out for you
Under my breathe you heard me say, “You make me wish that I believed”
but understand that even with your word I never doubted you would leave
I don’t know what you think, but you should know it wasn’t me you knew
I was always sure to keep enough to save myself from you

So Sunday morning I’d go to see you, dressed up in your favorite shoes
I wore a suit and sat up straght and passed the empty plate to you
I’m sure I probably held on to me much too tightly for too long
But with everything I thought I knew, I hoped for once that I’d be wrong
I don’t know what you think, but you should know it wasn’t me you knew
I was always sure to keep enough to save myself from you

I had a feeling He overheard me talking to myself today
but true to form if nothing else, I couldn’t think of what to say
Sometimes I see Him walking by and act like I just didn’t see
but I’d like to stop Him and say “Hello” and ask Him if you pray for me
I don’t know what you think, but you should know it wasn’t me you knew
I was always sure to keep enough to save myself from you

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Smile
speak to me kindly, you know you remind me of someone i mostly don’t know anymore
well if it’s alright then, just until light then, i might again sleep on your floor
smile and tell me goodbye if you’re gonna go, if you’re gonna go
smile sweet, you should know i don’t want you to though

yesterday found me alone in the foundry with nothing around me but iron and steel
i’d like to show you and make my way home too but i’ve nowhere to go to and i’m asleep at the wheel
smile and tell me goodbye if you’re gonna go, if you’re gonna go
smile sweet, you should know i don’t want you to though

this morning i missed you and really i wish you were here to see this too and we’d sit in the aisle
see, it’s not the first time and it’s not the worst time but it’s been the best i’ve felt in a while
smile and tell me goodbye if you’re gonna go, if you’re gonna go
smile sweet, you should know i don’t want you to though

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Something First
maybe i’m wrong, probably not
it’s not getting better is it?
i thought that it would, closer to now
but it hasn’t come yet

if i could say something first here
before it all comes crumbling down
if i could say something first here
if i could say something first here

i kept what i could, which was most of it all
but i could still turn it around
the longer it goes, i’d rather not say
but i’m sorry, i know i’ll let you down

if i could say something first here
before it all comes crumbling down
if i could say something first here
if i could say something first here

if i could say something first here
before it all comes crumbling down
if i could say something first here
if i could say something first here

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Something Wonderful is About to Happen
you’ve seen it all before now
it’s easier to ignore how
i’d like to hear you, confound it
you’ve found a place for everything
and i’ve something new to sing
and now you don’t make a sound
to be completely honest
there’s something here in all this
i’d rather not say out loud
i’m standing in the back room
with all the flowers in bloom
you talk to me like a crowd

and this is not to say i’m the only one to say this
i’m probably more naive than the rest of them
but there are more of us that choose to believe
that something wonderful is about to happen…wait and see

i cannot keep you still the
thing that really kills me
while you act like i’m someone to flatter
is it’s all the same to you
while you float around the room
but see the thing is, it matters
well, that’s enough of this then
you’re to and from the kitchen
so turn and look away if you must
you know you seem to me
as everything has gone to seed
but you could be one of us

and this is not to say i’m the only one to say this
i’m probably more naive than the rest of them
but there are more of us that choose to believe
that something wonderful is about to happen

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We’re Still Here
how are we so far away
cause it seems we’ve been off for a while
and what made us think that we could
find our way back through the woods
mostly they’re back at the fire
and years from where we are now
so at worst we are lost
and surely, at best we’re all gone
but it won’t be long before dawn

and we’re all still here tonight
and we’re helpless to find our way back home
but we’re safe and all of us know
because we are always here
and we never die

something has turned us around
cause something’s on top of us now
but somehow i seem to believe
that i know my way through the trees
and sure, we forget who we are
cause we know we’re bigger than this
and so we keep this for us
and everyone we brought along
to be here where we all belong

and we’re all still here tonight
and we’re helpless to find our way back home
but we’re safe and all of us know
because we are always here
and we never die

and as for me i’m one of three to take the trail west, our best guess
and one that leads out to the pass where we stay
more and more we feel possesed and more or less the test is we’re restless
on every other day but not today
so maybe we’re home

and we’re all still here tonight
and we’re helpless to find our way back home
but we’re safe and all of us know
because we are always here
and we never die

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Where You Lie
I’m always here when the truth comes out, as every word past your lips rings true
and I’ve watched you cast out the shadow of doubt, and then make the music face you
I’ve heard you speak to the weak with the sharp tongue you place in the face of tragedy
And I’ve seen the scars pull apart as the heart starts to break in the wake of you honesty
And all is lost if the truth be told and many would ask the same
How could I still so tightly hold to the object of such disdain

I am always where you lie
I am always where you lie
I am always where you lie
I am never off where you think I am

I’m always on stage when the curtain comes down and covers the play behind it
and my great escape must await till I’ve found the act in which I’ve designed it
I’ll play the fool as a rule and while you take the lead I will heed all the signs
and I’ll take my seat at each beat and I’ll give you the show, but I know all your lines
And as they stand I am standing for you and everyone here can see
but when they leave I will lead you to the way that you bow for me

I am always where you lie
I am always where you lie
I am always where you lie
I am never off where you think I am

Where the wild-eyed all do bear my resemblance
The blind lead the blind in chorus they sing
But believe there’s a word behing my dissemblance
Silence is golden and I bought you a ring

You’re illusion that hold my delusion may die and reveal to you that I am the play
but this web we weave to believe makes a nice play to lie, but I’ll stay here today
In spite of your tale you may fail to deceive and I believe the truth will set you free
So I will mislead you and feed you the lines that I find will keep you here with me

I am always where you lie
I am always where you lie
I am always where you lie
I am never off where you think I am

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Long Enough
well i thought i’d give it a try
and maybe it would be alright
and so it is when you’re around
but i am missing it

and you cannot do anything to keep you from leaving
or say enough to hold me over
when you’re always headed home

and your words ain’t long enough by far
to outreach the road you drive off on
and when the day is done you’ve moved along and on with the sun
and you’ve gone

you drive 300 miles and call
to say you made it after all
and that you wish that i was there
but will you see me soon

when i cannot do anything to get me there
or make it any later than now
and so i won’t see you tonight

and your words ain’t long enough by far
to outreach the road you drive off on
and when the day is done you’ve moved along and on with the sun
and you’ve gone

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