Another Rainy Day

Tell me a story, help me take my mind off of my mind
watch me build a house of cards around you
Headlights, whispers, wasting time just looking at your picture
while the clocks run backwards, you can make a day seem like,
a second chance, I’d love to watch the rain fall on your shoulder.
What we do behind closed doors.

Just another rainy day

Whiskey, raindrops, watch these castles made of sand start falling
Maybe one day I’ll just fade away too
Wanting, wishing, all the things my mother told me would come true, then I’d tell you it’s all right to leave me,
when I see the stars at night I get lonely, cause someone put them there for me and you.
Do you get lonely too.

Just another rainy day

Sunday morning, I’m just feeling sorry for myself
Now that black and white have gone forever
Broken record, up is down and down is upstairs crying your name, turn on the radio, cause I need a friend to tell me I’m not crazy, someday all these thoughts will turn to pretty flowers and we’ll watch the sunset on this rainy day…

Birdman

Birdman was a friend of mine cut in two, but the pieces never knew, which side walked upon the water
Daddy saw fit to fill your skies, your momma told no lies
little boy blew their world apart
But you flew too close to the sun, drank the poison from the gun
you’re not the only one

         Say you want the beautiful things

Birdman was a friend of mine like me, baptized in alcohol
and feeling so polluted from the pain
Pushing poison through your head, count the stars over your bed
until the morning make you see
All your days fell into one, can’t see the setting sun
now you’re inside of a gun.

         Say you want the beautiful things

Birdman was a friend of mine oh I know, should have been gone a long time ago,
spending time like it was free
People talk about dying like they know, birdman your name gets set in stone
for all to see your wasted fun
Took a ride on angel’s wings with the mother of all dreams
Sinking all that sings…

         Say you want the beautiful things

Drexler

When it rained all through September, I tried not to remember
How you used to run your fingers through your hair
But that look over your shoulder said my only chance was over dead and gone

It’s the story of a girl who wanted diamonds with her pearls
And wished that every prince was charming to the end
Every day I send you roses while he gets up and closes your bedroom door

So I ply myself with alcohol, broken sidewalks catch my fall
And every stray dog knows my name
While you put on your kissing lips and dance the night into your hips and sing…

Don’t push me around (3x)
So give me whiskey, give me wine
And someone else to kill the time instead of you

All the way to Nashville with a kick drum for a pillow
I saw you face in every trucker’s door
There’s lost dogs on the highway and only stars to light the right way home

So I walked into a restaurant, there sat peg leg Stuyvesant
Talking to his worn out duct tape shoe
He’s finished with his second wife, tried to cut his wrist with a butterknife last night

He said I gave hell to the devil then she took half this rebel
And I got the scar to prove it to you
Now I sweat malt liquor, got a vodka martini tattoo

         CHORUS

So I’m writing you this letter, for a second chance together
On the back of a busted old guitar case
Cause if it’s you that stands to lose then I’m left talking to my shoes about the weather

Because love was my disease and it brought me to my knees and now it’s gone, gone, gone
It took off with my money and left me with the sunny day blues

So I sit here playing jacks making holes out of the cracks that started breaking up the day that I met you
But if you would come back crawling, I’d quit stalling and forget the whole damn thing

         CHORUS

Fighting Gravity

Today I danced around your picture
Like a thousand times before
and if I could tell your future
would you want to love me more

         Fighting Gravity

Never thought I’d fallen this high
Flying like a bird
So I wrote your name in the sky
With everything I’d learned

         Fighting Gravity

I’ve been lonely so long

When I woke up feeling dizzy
I thought I’d reached the floor
I saw myself surrender
In the name of wanting more

         Fighting Gravity

Glass Tiger

I am a lump of coal and you, you’re beautiful, you see this sunlight always is the death of me.
I’ve been playing make believe so long, been killing cupid cause I’m stronger than I used to be, before this summer washed away some pain.
It’s all the same to me…  In a life less ordinary
        
You, you’re not around
         and I won’t make a sound
         When the wind dies down
         will you be there
with a rose, for a clown

I have wished upon a thousand stars, I’ve heard the laughter from a thousand bars I’ll break your heart if you just let me in.
I wish, I could see your eyes tonight, cause seeing is believing the first light is all you need to see, when one and one make three. 
Run away with me… to a life less ordinary.

         You, you’re not around
         and I won’t make a sound
         When the wind dies down
         will you be there,
with a rose, for a clown

Dear God give me the right thing to say, cause it’s sink or swim I pray I find my halo so that I might fly away.
Cause I’ve been burning bridges since the first time that I learned to play with fire,
A glass tiger running through a jungle made of matchsticks and barbed wire
But I’ve been looking higher
Gonna drink myself an ocean so that I can say I saw the bottom of the sea…
Before it buries me… with a life less ordinary

Need You

So much to say, if only I could find the words
I told your picture yesterday, If only you had overheard

I’ll be a flower on your dress, if you let me breathe my confession it could heal my loneliness
I should have told you from the start and held you closer than I hold the silence in a ring around my heart

I’ll collect you with the morning
And I’ll reflect you in the sun

         You’re always there when I need you

Catching snowflakes on my tongue, thinking of the summer that I watched you growing young
A stupid boy I must confess, if a picture tells a thousand words than the sight of you is speechless

I’ll confuse you
It will abuse you

         You’re always there when I need you

Save me a ribbon from your dress, and I’ll put all of my ‘I love you’s’ in a box to fill the rest
Oh, just a kiss before you leave, so I can remember what an angel looks like when she spreads her wings

I adore you
It won’t ignore you

         You’re always there when I need you

Lonely Heart

Yet another chapter in a never ending story

It’s the part that deals with love and life and hope and fate and glory
While on a road somewhere in Western Tennessee
I jumped the track and headed back to where my heart could follow me

Spent too many days under the fist of indignation
Bought a life subscription to my own imagination
Now that you have my undivided admiration
May we continue with our lonely heart creation

Did I dream you into life or are you some apparition
My life thus far was filled with useless superstition
If this is real then what’s the price of the admission
Did you know you are my favorite addiction

I’ll be on the ground, daydreaming of you
Won’t you follow me down, and daydream too
In a kinder shade of blue

So now you’ve seen me on my race toward imperfection
Can I still convince you girl, to dance with my reflection
I woke up this morning with my heart upon my sleeve
It seems the book of love has issued my reprieve

So that’s my song and dance, my circumstance, my story

Packed full of dreams to chase, a pretty face, a little worry

Made sure my head was in my pocket with my keys
Life looks much different when you’re always on your knees

 I’ll be on the ground, daydreaming of you
Won’t you follow me down, and daydream too
In a kinder shade of blue

My Friend

Is it true what they say, or does love just fade away?
Don't ask me anymore.
So we set off burning bridges, when we should be
sewing stitches in the holes in our hearts.

Maybe this old heart, will rust away
Maybe these bones will have their day
So you think you've weathered your share of pain?
Well run for cover my lover it's gonna rain...
gonna rain...


Na na na na na losin’ a friend
What I'd give to start over again
Na na na na na stuck in a spin
The only way out is another way in


You got a heart of gold that you carry like a weight
You can't stay and I can't separate
So don't ask why, just say goodbye
Cause I can't catch you anymore

Not one word spoken, we can’t fix what’s broken
But I will live to love again another day...
another day


Na na na na na losin’ a friend
What I'd give to start over again
Na na na na na stuck in a spin
The only way out is another way in

The Wishing Well

Rode up to the wishing well, stepped inside
Pipe dreams and hearts to sell, laced with pride
Small talk and stories tell of better times
Addiction throws a lonely spell in the night
In the night

Crawled into the Wishing Well, to cast my line
Strung up like a mission bell in denial
Knee deep in lover’s hell we pantomime
‘Till the story that the people is our own
It’s all our own

         Sell me a piece of mind
         I’ll take all the stuff that I can find
         I’ll be drinking time
         Until this well runs dry

Limped into the Wishing Well, one last time
To catch a fix of legal hell and take a ride
Watch out the Wishing Well don’t bleed you dry
Where the devil and the monkey dwell out of sight
Out of sight

         Sell me a piece of mind
         I’ll take all the stuff that I can find
         I’m just drinking time
         Until this well runs dry

Ran out of the Wishing Well, into the great unknown
The streetlights sing a symphony all their own
I’ve got enough company just being alone
Now that I’ve found a new way home

         Sell me a piece of mind
         I’ll take all the stuff that I can find
         I’m just drinking time
         Until this well runs dry
When will my well run dry

Toy Soldier

Sunday morning and the bottom of a hole, dig a little for my soul today
Church bell warning, but the children play outside, waving flags for you to hide away
All on a day that you remain, a toy soldier

Halleluiah I’m just suckin’ on my thumb, pray the weather makes me numb inside
California, count the roses on your bed, photographs that you once said decide
All on a day that you remain, a toy soldier

         Ordinary son, look what you’ve become
         The color in your eyes is gone
         Half of you is one
         But you just sit there bleeding

Holy water for the sacrificial lamb, kiss the back of momma’s hand goodbye.
Sleep toy soldier, little baby take your rest leave your widow black to wonder why
All on a day that you remain, a toy soldier

Second Hand Heart

It’s a blinding light reflecting off my ocean
It’s a daisy in the springtime with a notion
I’m a honeybee attracted to your motion
But when everything I touch, turns to blue
Sometimes late at night, when I go crazy
‘Cause I can’t see the light you shine to save me
I count back all the kisses as you go
If I can’t be up close I’ll love you far away
It’s a solitary midnight kiss on new year
It’s the feeling punch drunk loving never gets there
I’m a Romeo forgetting all his Shakespeare
But when everything I touch, turns to blue
Sometimes late at night, when I go crazy
‘Cause I can’t see the light you shine to save me
I count back all the kisses as you go
If I can’t be up close I’ll love you far away
You and I and Mr. Cool went running ‘round the radio but by the time we caught our breath, I was too slow
Swam into the ocean blue, got swallowed by a whale or two, but if you hold my hand I won’t let go
Wish I may I wish I might, fix my love to catch a flight, back in time with an angel in the snow
Why does love get me so high, kissed a girl and made her cry, by and by the bonds I pray will show
I tick the clock and kill the day, when all that’s left to do is pray, for a second hand heart, to let it grow

When I Come Around

On low days, you’re passing the time back to yourself
Clean house, put your dusty heart upon the shelf
Your shadow runs like a Queen to the guillotine,
Save your subjects first
Cause you can’t break rank when you soul’s already in the hearse.
You look so lonely….

When I come around
(say you will remember)

When I come around
(say you won’t forget)

When I come around
(say it won’t surrender)

When I come around
(say it won’t regret)

You ran in, took a ride on my rollercoaster
Then you came back, with a man on a movie poster
Your sad eyes sing with the song of the radiator
Then you ran away
Bring your love to the temple then you take it all away
You look so lonely…

CHORUS

Time, is a gun, I lick my wounds
Feel the heat and hide the sun
What you can’t take, What I can’t give
We rush to burn what’s all at stake.

Hotel #9

Was a slow day having fun, as the wheel spins ‘round the sun
All the drunks get dizzy on the carousel, the evening’s just begun
So I drag myself to the bottom, with a deadbeat friend of mine
‘Cause God never made it down coconut street to Hotel #9

Would you roll me too
If I rolled on you

You were alone, out in the cold
I was the Romeo you said could grow you old
I tried to explain, I couldn’t save it
I came and I went. took all the rent
Now I’m alone enough to know that it’s all spent
You’re still the star in my halo

She paints her love in lipstick, as she falls out of her dress
Two lovers carry matching frowns on faces made of glass
Oh, come on be my salvation, you’ll inherit all my shit
Pack your bags for slow damnation, before we stick to it

Would you paint me blue
If you saw me through

Chorus

It’s a fairy tale, with a rocky ending
A little lullaby to put myself to sleep pretending

I was a photograph, you were a motion picture
I bought my ticket now I paid the price, read the scripture

Calling out, to the next adventure
Gonna find a love, is there anybody else to say they’ll give their world away
To a fool… on a dream

Baby it’s not revenge, it’s a pound of prevention
Just one of the songs that I will never get to write you

Can’t Keep Up

You never stop until you’re satisfied
When what you wanted was to crucify
The only thing I’ve ever called my own

Pretty girls for pretty boys
Borrowed headstones making noise
California and the cold
All that’s young is growing old
You’re an illusion unto me
Made a promise to the sea
I’m spinning clocks on busted luck
I can’t keep up, I can’t keep up

So I surrender all I’ve won to you
And watch it run away with all the news of what was good
‘Cause you’ve always got to go

Pretty girls for pretty boys
Borrowed headstones making noise
California and the cold
All that’s young is growing old
You’re an illusion unto me
Made a promise to the sea
I’m spinning clocks on busted luck
I can’t keep up, I can’t keep up

So I’ll go stumbling ‘round the atmosphere
And watch the shadows all but disappear from view
And all I wanted was to wear your shoes and count the change,
They give you for your soul

 

Chorus

End of the World

This is how the future ends, do we come back to life, as friends.

Save a song, for me to hide

In the beginning you can’t believe it, looks so good it’s kept in secret
A language lost in heaven as your lullaby

Save You

Sweet surrender, remember me

So you see, it’s what I need to breathe

Save You

It’s only water, only water, only water to the sea

 

Come and save, come and save me,
Come and say I will survive
Crawling on my knees
You’re never alone
Before the end of the world

Save You