Ghost World Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
Finals blew, I barely knew
My graduation speech
And with college out of reach
If I don't find a job
It's down to Dad and Myrtle Beach

So I'm bailing this town
Or tearing it down
Or probably more like hanging around
Hanging around

Everyone I know is acting weird
Or way too cool
They hang out by the pool
So I just read a lot and ride my bike
Around the school

'Cause I'm bailing this town
Or tearing it down
Or probably more like hanging around
Hanging around

And all that I need now is someone
With the brains and the know-how
To tell me what I want... anyhow

12th of June, a gibbous Moon
Was this the longest day?
I'll walk down to the bay
And jump off of the dock and watch
The summer waste away

Then I'm bailing this town
Or tearing it down
Or probably more like hanging around

Then I'm bailing this town
Or tearing it down
Or probably more like hanging around

Hanging around
Hanging around
Hanging around
So tell me what I want


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Calling It Quits Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
He's a serious mister
Shake his hand and he'll twist your arm.
With Monopoly money
We'll be buying the funny farm.

So I'll do flips, and get paid in chips
From a diamond as big as the Ritz--
Then I'm calling it quits.
(Calling it quits)

Eyes the color of candy,
Lies to cover the handicap.
Though your slippers are ruby,
You'll be led to the booby trap.

And there's no prize,
Just a smaller size,
So I'm wearing the shoe 'til it fits,
Then I'm calling it quits.
Yes, I'm calling it quits.
Yes, I'm calling it quits.

Now he's numbering himself among the masterminds
(Calling it quits)
'Cause he's hit upon the leverage of valentines.
(Calling it quits)
Lifting dialogue from Judy Garland storylines
...Where get-tough girls turn into gold mines.

All those Polaroid babies,
Taking chances with rabies,
Happy to tear me to bits--
Well, I'm calling it quits.
Yes I'm calling it quits.
Yes I'm calling it quits.
Yes I'm calling it quits.
Yes I'm calling it...


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Driving Sideways Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
At least you know
You were taken by a pro
I know just how you feel
She talked a perfect game
Deflecting all the blame
You took the jack
And changed the flat
And got behind the wheel

Now you're
Driving sideways
Taken in by the scenery
As you're propelled along
And your companion
Will not help you to navigate
For fear she may be wrong
For fear she may be wrong

And you will say
That you're making headway
And put it in overdrive
But you're mistaking speed
For getting what you need
And never even noticing
You never do arrive

'Cause you're
Driving sideways
If you roll down the window, you'll see
You're where you don't belong
And your companion
Will not help you to navigate
For fear she may be wrong
For fear she may be wrong

And you're powered by
The hopeful lie
That it's just around the bend
And when this, by default
Comes screeching to a halt
Let's hope that you
Know what to do
To start it up again

Driving sideways
Hitting scan on the radio
So she can sing along
And she'll sit
Thinking you're gonna handle it
Until she's proven wrong
Until she's proven wrong
Until you prove her wrong
(Driving sideways)


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Just Like Anyone Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
So maybe I wasn't
That good a friend
But you were one of us
And I will wonder
Just like anyone
If there was something
Else I could've done

So maybe it's true that
Your cry for help
Was oh, so very faint
But still I heard
And knew something was wrong
Just nothing you could put your finger on
And I will wonder
Just like anyone
Just like anyone


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Susan Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
Oh Susan, you were clued-in
You knew just how this thing would go
A prognosis that was hopeless
From the very first domino
I guess I see it all in hindsight
I tried to keep perspective despite
The flash of the fuse, the smell of cordite

Now I'm in that place again
And I know he can't come in to get me
And someday he will live to regret me
Susan I can see it now

Oh Suzie, they get to me
They can really be wearying
So he threw me rope and bouey
Let me use his decoding ring
There must have been some kind of parade
We kissed for a while to see how it fades
And pulled the pin on another grenade

But I'm in that place again
And I know he can't come in to get me
And someday he will live to regret me
Suzy I can see it now

Oh Susan, the hope of fusion
Is that the halo will reappear
It may be pure illusion
But it's beautiful while it's here
I had some trouble with the goodbye
I checked my roman candle supply
And watched the vapor-trail in the sky

But I'm in that place again
And I know he can't come in to get me
And someday he will live to regret me
Susan I can see it now
Susan I can see it now
Susan I can... see... it... now


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It Takes All Kinds Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
As we were speaking of the devil
You walked right in
Wearing hubris like a medal
You revel in
But it's me at whom you'll level
Your javelin'

Wasn't that just our dear friend Ron?
Throwing your weight around the sun
Happier now that you've become
What you hated

I'm surprised I even thought I
Had half a chance
I was just one in a million
Of also-rans
Who was sure to be your victim
Of circumstance

Once you were just our dear friend Ron
Selling the soul you swore upon
Spreading the word that you've become
What you hated

And if I don't understand...
Well, I guess it takes all kinds

I would like to keep this vision
Of you intact
When we'd hang around and listen
To Bacharach
And you loved the world you lived in
And it loved you back

Once you were just our dear friend Ron
Now you look out for number one
Who would've guessed that you'd become
What you hated

And I guess it takes all kinds


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You Do Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
You stay the night at his house
With no ride to work
And I'm the one who tells you
He's another jerk
But you're the one who can succeed
You've only got to prove your need
And you do
You really do

The sex you're trading up for
What you hope is love
Is just another thing that
He'll be careless of
But though there are caveats galore
You've only got to love him more
And you do
You really do
Even when it's all too clear

You write a little note that
You leave on the bed
And spend some time dissecting
Every word he said
And if he seemed a little strange
Well, baby, anyone can change
And you do
You do
You really do


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Save Me Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Bachelor No. 2
You look like... a perfect fit,
For a girl in need... of a tourniquet.
But can you save me?
Come on and save me...
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone.

'Cause I can tell... you know what it's like.
A long farewell... of the hunger strike.
But can you save me?
Come on and save me...
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone.

You struck me dumb, Like radium
Like Peter Pan, or Superman,
You have come... to save me.
Come on and save me...
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
Except the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
But the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone.

Come on and save me...
Why don't you save me?
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
Except the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
Except the freaks,
Who could never love anyone.


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Humpty Dumpty Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
Say you were split, you were split in fragments
And none of the pieces would talk to you
Wouldn't you want to be who you had been
Well, baby I want that too

So better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
Wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

Baby, you're great, you've been more than patient
Saying it's not a catastrophe
But I'm not the girl you once put your faith in
Just someone who looks like me

So better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
Wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

So get out while you can
Get out while you can
Baby I'm pouring quicksand
And sinking is all I had planned
So better just go

Oh better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
Wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put baby together again
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put baby together again


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High On Sunday 51 Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
The monkey knows how you'll react
Creating want by holding back
Like some reverse pyromaniac
Let me try, baby, try

I propped my window up and then
I turned my back to lure you in
To rifle through what I might have been
Let me try, baby, try

Baby please, let me begin
Let me be your heroin
Hate the sinner but love the sin
Let me be your heroin

We have crossed the Rubicon
Our ship awash, our rudder gone
The rats have fled but I'm hanging on
Let me try, baby, try

Baby please, let me begin
Let me be your heroin
Hate the sinner but love the sin
Let me be your heroin


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Lost In Space Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
Lost in space
A bubble drifting
Into a place
Where planets shift and
The moon's erased
Its features lift in the glare

But I'm the stuff
Of happy endings
Though mostly bluff
Belief suspending
But close enough
For just pretending to care

And I'm pretending to care
When I'm not even there
Gone, but I don't know where

Well, she's the face
And I'm the double
Who keeps the pace
And clears the rubble
And, lost in space
Fills up the bubble with air

By just pretending to care
Like I'm not even there
Gone, but I don't know where

You split like a cell
And then cannot tell
The line from its parallel

So baby, beware
I'm just pretending to care
Like I'm not even there
Gone, but I don't know where
Gone, but I don't know where
Gone, but I don't know where


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This Is How It Goes Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
This is how it goes
You'll get angry at yourself
And think you can think of something else
And I'll hear the clanging of the bells
'Cause I can't stop you baby...

'Cause I don't have the bribery in place
No bright shiny surface to my face
So I won't go near the market place
With what I'm selling lately
'Cause this is how it goes

'Cause it's all about drugs
It's all about shame
And whatever they want
Don't tell 'em your name

This is how it goes:
One more failure to connect
With so many how could I object?
And you, what on earth did you expect?
Well, I can't tell you, baby
When this is how it goes

'Cause it's all about drugs
It's all about shame
And whatever they want
Don't tell 'em your name

So I'll try to hold on
While you try to let go
You won't tell me it's gone
But, baby, I'll know
Baby, I'll know
Baby, I'll know


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Guys Like Me Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
Guys like me
We don't know how it feels
Absentee
Even closing the deal
With every player there's a payoff in the final reel
But never with guys like me

Cause guys like me
We look good at the gate
But you'll agree
With the odds on the slate
And put your money on a bona-fide heavyweight
And take it off guys like me
Take off guys like me

They'll pull you close but never really
Looking warm but feeling chilly
You'll describe us as "impassioned"
When it's just a front we've fashion

Cause guys like me
We all vow to become
Clear and free of the fife and the drum
And block the circulation till we're all completely numb
Let's hear it for guys like me
Let's hear it for guys like me
Let's hear it for guys
Guys like me


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Pavlov's Bell Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
Oh Mario, sit here by the window
Stay here 'til we reach Idaho
And when we go
Hold my hand on take-off
Tell me what I already know
That we can't talk about it
No, we can't talk about it

Because nobody knows
That's how I nearly fell
Trading clothes
And ringing Pavlov's Bell
History shows
There's not a chance in hell, but

Oh Mario. we're only to Ohio
It's kinda getting harder to breathe
I won't let it show
I'm all about denial
But can't denial let me believe?
That we could talk about it
But we can't talk about it

Because nobody knows
That's how I nearly fell
Trading clothes
And ringing Pavlov's Bell
History shows but rarely shows it well
Well, well, well

Oh Mario, why if this is nothing
I'm finding it so hard to dismiss
If you're what I need,
Then only you can save me
So come on baby. give me the fix
And let's just talk about it
I've got to talk about it

Because nobody knows
That's how I nearly fell
Trading clothes
And ringing Pavlov's Bell
History shows
Like it was show and tell
So tell me
That's how I nearly fell
By ringing Pavlov's Bell
So, baby, show and tell
Oh Mario, Mario


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Real Bad News Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
You don't know, so don't say you do
You don't
You might think that things will change,
But take my word
They won't
You paint a lovely picture,
But reality intrudes
With a message for you
And it's real bad news

I was undecided like you
At first
But I could not stem the tide of overwhelm
And thirst
You try to keep it going, but a lot of avenues
Just aren't open to you
When you're real bad news

I've got love and anger
They come as a pair
You can take your chances
But buyer beware
And I won't
Make you feel bad
When I show you
This big ball of sad isn't
Worth even filling with air

And baby, let me tell you
You can get some things confused
Like whose secrets are whose
And that's real bad news
Real bad news
Real bad news


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Invisible Ink Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
There comes a time when you swim or sink
So I jumped in the drink
'Cause I couldn't make myself clear

Maybe I wrote in invisible ink
Oh, I've tried to think
How I could have made it appear

But another illustration is wasted
'Cause the results are the same
I feel like a ghost who's trying to move your hands
Over some Ouija board in the hopes I can spell out my name

What some take for magic at first glance
Is just sleight-of-hand depending on what you believe
Something gets lost when you translate
It's hard to keep straight
Perspective is everything

And I know now which is which and what angle I oughta look at it from
I suppose I should be happy to be misread
Better be that than some of the other things I have become

But nobody wants to hear this tale
The plot is clichéd, the jokes are stale
And baby we've all heard it all before
Oh, I could get specific but
Nobody needs a catalog
With details of love I can't sell anymore

And aside from that, this chain of reaction,
Baby, is losing a link
Though I'd hope you'd know what I tried to tell you
And if you don't I could draw you a picture in invisible ink

But nobody wants to hear this tale
The plot is clichéd, the jokes are stale
And baby we've all heard it all before
Oh, I could get specific but
Nobody needs a catalog
With details of love I can't sell anymore


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Today's The Day Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
Better pack your bags and run
Or stay until the job is done
Or maybe you can sit and hope
That providence will fray the rope
And sink like a stone
Or go it alone

And isn't it enough - for you?
Isn't it enough?

So better pack your bags and run
And send it to oblivion
Where you don't look like anyone
That anyone would care about
And do what you do
'Til it buries you

And isn't it enough - for you?
Isn't it enough?

And baby - isn't it enough?
Like Major Reno at the bluff
Wondering aloud if help is on the way
And baby, isn't this your chance
To make a break with circumstance
Isn't it enough to prove today's the day?
Isn't it enough to prove today's the day?


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The Moth Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
The moth don't care when he sees the flame
He might get burned, but he's in the game
And once he's in, he can't go back
He'll beat his wings till he burns them black

No, the moth don't care when he sees the flame
No, the moth don't care when he sees the flame

The moth don't care if the flame is real
'Cause flame and moth got a sweetheart deal
And nothing fuels a good flirtation
Like need and anger and desperation

No, the moth don't care if the flame is real
No, the moth don't care if the flame is real

So come on, let's go, ready or not
'Cause there's a flame I know, hotter than hot
And with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot, away

The moth don't care if the flame burns low
'Cause moth believes in an afterglow
And flames are never doused completely
All you really need is the love of heat

No, the moth don't care if the flame burns low
No, the moth don't care if the flame burns low

So come on, let's go, ready or not
'Cause there's a flame I know, hotter than hot
And with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot, away


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It's Not Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
I keep going round and round on the same old circuit
A wire travels underground to a vacant lot
Where something I can't see interrupts the current
And shrinks the picture down to a tiny dot
And from behind the screen, it can look so perfect
But it's not

So here I'm sitting in my car at the same old stop light
I keep waiting for a change, but I don't know what
So red turns into green turning into yellow
But I'm just frozen here on the same old spot
And all I have to do is to press the pedal
But I'm not
No, I'm not

People are tricky, you can't afford to show
Anything risky, anything they don't know
The moment you try, well, kiss it goodbye

So baby kiss me like a drug, like a respirator
And let me fall into the dream of the astronaut
Where I get lost in space that goes on forever
And you make all the rest just an afterthought
And I believe it's you who could make it better
though it's not
No, it's not
No, it's not


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The Scientist Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
Come up to meet you
Tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are

I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start

Running in circles
Coming up tails
Heads are a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
Oh, it's such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy
But no one ever said it would be so hard

I'm going back to the start

I was just guessing
At numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart

Questions of science
Science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

So tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh, and I'll rush to the start

Running in circles
Chasing of tails
Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Oh, it's such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard

I'm going back to the start

Ah-ooh
Ah-ooh
It's such a shame
Ah-ooh
It's such a shame
Ah-ooh


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Nightmare Girl Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
I'm distilling everything she said into a potion
But it's always going to my head in slow motion
Oh nightmare girl

Things are getting weirder
At the speed of light
Nightmare girl
All this fever dreaming kills my appetite
For love and restless nights

Once she wanted me to exercise her self-possession
And then failing that she wanted lives and vivisection
Oh nightmare girl

Things are getting weirder
At the speed of light
Nightmare girl
All this fever dreaming kills my appetite
For love and restless nights

I'm on a train to Brooklyn
I'm on the IRT
I've gotta think I'm saving the day
I get a call in the night
I get a call at three
I gotta go and make it OK

'Cause things are getting weirder at the speed of light
Nightmare girl
All this fever dreaming kills my appetite
Nightmare girl

Things are getting weirder
Things are getting weirder
Things are getting weirder


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Backfire Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
I've got some cookies from our junk food run
And here's a couple beers so
Let's go create some fun
Supplies are limited and I'm all out
Of any explanation
Of what I'm on about

I'm tired
Of having to try
To convince you if I
Go along with you it all will
Backfire
I know you had plans
Your intentions were grand
But it's out of my hands
And it isn't the way I pictured it
Either

Well things felt weird but you said that's alright
That it was not a problem
And we could just sit tight
And when you said that I was sure I cringed
'Cause you had no suspicion
That I had come unhinged

Or just tired--
I cannot say which
But there's always a hitch
That will cause the whole thing to
Backfire
I know you had plans
Your intentions were grand
But it's out of my hands now

It's out of my hands now

I know you'd like to be the St. Bernard
Who rushes to the rescue
When there's an avalanche
But in my panic I may pull too hard
And the novice lifeguard
Gets rushed off in the ambulance

I'm tired
I cannot seem to
Get a message to you
That the rescue you planned has just
Backfired
I know you had plans
Your intentions were grand
But it's out of my hands now

It's out of my hands now

And it isn't the way I pictured it
Either...


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Fighting The Stall Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
It's all right once you're in the air
Just hope there's altitude and prayer
And if we survive the takeoff
The chances of accident are small
As long as there's some procedure
For fighting the stall
Fighting the stall

So now we're drawing straws to see
Just who will get the duty free
When you're on auto-pilot
And running on fumes and alcohol
The moment of truth deciding
Fighting the stall
Fighting the stall

And I'll go down in flames just for the hell of it all
Because I couldn't take
Standing in place
Waiting to fall
Fighting the stall
Fighting the stall

So we'll attempt the landing
And spiral into a fireball
'Cause that was the understanding
Fighting the stall
Fighting the stall


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Observatory Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Lost In Space
She was married to somebody else
I was lonely and lived by myself
Baby, that's a battle you can't win
So we met and we started the clock
Did that help no it did not
But I guess I knew that going in
And watched the sweeping second hand

But at least I was calm
On the road to the big observatory
Where the planets were hung
And the stars swung around the second story
And we stumbled upon
A room where a luminous moon was waning
And I knew I had leapt into the great beyond
But at least I was calm

Fun is fun, but when push comes to shove
When it's done, we'll deny it was love
She will say Jim this was a mistake
And the room where we looked at the sky
Will be there with its telescope eye
Just another sentry kept awake
Watching over silverlake

But at least I was calm
On the road to the big observatory
Where the planets were hung
And the stars swung around the second story
And we stumbled upon
A room where a luminous moon was waning
And I knew I had leapt into the great beyond
But at least I was calm

And you'll be glad to leave with dignity intact
She won't be sad so much as matter-of-fact
Like it was doomed and hopeless as a suicide pact

But at least I was calm
On the road to the big observatory
Where the planets were hung
And the stars swung around the second story
And we stumbled upon
A room where a luminous moon was waning
And I knew I had leapt into the great beyond
But at least I was calm
Yeah, at least I managed to stay calm


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Dear John Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
Cotton candy was king
On the midway that spring
When I saw you in the ring on the lawn

Dear John
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on

Oh, the lectures I gave
So the girls would behave
While the band played all your favorite songs

Dear John
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on

But numbers come up and you're left to the fates
Though I always thought you were one of the greats
Once somebody stationed in Kuala Lumpur
Said he thought you went out, but he couldn't be sure

And the midway I knew
Where the sky was so blue
With the memory of you is gone

Dear John
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on


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King Of The Jailhouse Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
The king of the jailhouse
And the queen of the road
Think sharing the burden will lighten the load
So they pack up their troubles
In an old Cadillac
That's her in the mirror, asleep in the back

Baby, there's something wrong with me
Baby, there's something wrong with me
Baby, there's something wrong with me
That I can't see
That I can't see

And they don't give the answers
At the end of the test
So you can't simply stand there and hope for the best
So wake me up at the border
When we reach Mexico
I'll tell you a secret I don't even know

Baby, there's something wrong with me
Baby, there's something wrong with me
Baby, there's something wrong with me
That I can't see
That I can't see

Honey, I don't wanna turn around
And go back there – do you?
I think you know something I don't know
That I need to

Baby, there's something wrong with me
Baby, there's something wrong with me
Baby, there's something wrong with me
That I can't see
That I can't see
That I can't see


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Goodbye Caroline Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
Put on your shoes, girl
I'm goin' to the coast
Where every loser
Gives up what hurts the most
And all those haunted
Unlucky guys get told
Who's really wanted
And who just can't stay sold

Goodbye, Caroline
You're my favorite faith healer
Goodbye, everything
Say I gave to the house dealer
Who could only really let you down

Put on your coat, babe
My luck is winding down
I'll get your suitcase
And pull the car around

Goodbye, Caroline
You're my favorite faith healer
Goodbye, everything
Say I gave to the house dealer
Who could only really let you down

Where it's lit day for night
And the clocks wear their faces bowed
Where the hands and cuffs gleam white
As they hang on a nicotine cloud

Goodbye, Caroline
Goodbye, everything

Goodbye, Caroline
You're my favorite faith healer
Goodbye, everything
Say I gave to the house dealer
Who could only really let you down
Who could only really let you down
Who could only
Let you down
Let you down
Let you down
Let you down


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Going Through The Motions Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
Something isn't right
I don't know how I know
But baby, it's despite
Your dog-and-pony show

I can hear it coming
You're only going through the motions, baby
With your engines humming
You're just going through the motions, baby

Feel like I'm in jail
With you and Mr. Hyde
A guy who leaves a trail
About a mile wide

So it starts already
That you're just going through the motions, baby
You can throw confetti
But you're still going through the motions, baby
Going through the motions, baby

They'll have a big parade
For every day that you stay clean
But when the trumpets fade
You'll go under like a submarine
And you won't see it coming
No, you won't see it coming

You could have it made
Up there in San Rafael
But baby, I'm afraid
I'll never see you well

Because I've seen the tally
And you're just going through the motions, baby
To a big finale
That comes from going through the motions, baby
Going through the motions, baby
Going through the motions, baby
You're just going through the motions, baby


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I Can't Get My Head Around It Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
I want to believe
If you tell me so
I want to believe
'Cause you oughta know
That kicking is hard
But the bottom's harder
So I'm taking your card

But I cannot get my head around it, baby
I cannot get my head around it, baby
'Cause that's just not the way
You make me feel

I want to believe
But, baby, I'm dry
I want to believe
But you testify
And I'll pour the drinks
Like a true believer
Whose god never blinks

But I cannot get my head around it, baby
I cannot get my head around it, baby
'Cause that's just not the way
You make me feel
No, that's just not the way
You make me feel
No, that's just not the way
You make me feel

Like way more real than real
The world inside the glass
That struggles to conceal
The wreckage on the overpass

I cannot get my head
I cannot get my head
I cannot get my head around it, baby
'Cause that's just not the way
You make me feel
No, that's just not the way
You make me feel
No, that's just not the way
You make me feel


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She Really Wants You Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
Sitting in your father's basement
Waiting for the phone to ring
Still in your pajamas, baby
She made up some excuse to see you
You said you didn't feel a thing
Tired of all the dramas, maybe

But still
The moment you hear
The moment you know
I'm sure you'd come running, baby
Sure
The moment you hear
That she really wants you

Packing up your old apartment
Sealing up another box
Wondering what made you choose her
And moving house when you're a stoner
Everything you come across
Makes you feel like such a loser

But still
The moment you hear
The moment you know
I'm sure you'd come running, baby
Sure
The moment you hear
That she really wants you

'Cause the stray that you found
That looked so cute at the pound
Now has you putting her down as rabid
If it was badder than bad
Well, then – you oughta be glad
You can break it like another habit

But still
The moment you hear
The moment you know
I'm sure you'd come running, baby
Sure
The moment you hear
That she really wants you

Oh, sure
The moment you hear
The moment you know
I'm sure you'd come running, baby
Sure
The moment you hear
That she really wants you


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Video Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
Tell me why I feel so bad, honey
TV's flat and nothing is funny
I get sad and stuck in a cone of silence
Like a big balloon with nothing for ballast
Labeled like a bottle for Alice
Drink me down or I'll drown in a sea of giants

And tell me, "Baby, baby, I love you
It's nonstop memories of you
It's like a video of you playing
It's all loops of seven-hour kisses
Cut with a couple near-misses
Back to the scene of the actor saying:
'Tell me, baby, baby – why do I feel so bad?'"

Tell me why I feel so bad, honey
Fighting left me plenty of money
But didn't keep the promise of memory lapses
Like a building that's been slated for blasting
I'm the proof that nothing is lasting
Counting to eleven as it collapses

And tell me, "Baby, baby, I love you
It's nonstop memories of you
It's like a video of you playing
It's all loops of seven-hour kisses
Cut with a couple near-misses
Back to the scene of the actor saying:
'Tell me, baby, baby – why do I feel so bad?'"

Baby, baby, I love you
Baby, baby, I love you
But baby, I feel so bad


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Little Bombs Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
From the 22nd floor
Walking down the corridor
Looking out the picture window down
On Sycamore

While perspective lines converge
Rows of cars and buses merge
All the sweet green trees of Atlanta burst
Like little bombs
Or little pom-poms
Shaken by a careless hand
That drives them off
And leaves again

Life just kind of empties out
Less a deluge than a drought
Less a giant mushroom cloud
Than an unexploded shell
Inside a cell
Of the Lennox Hotel

On the 22nd floor
Found a notice on my door
While outside, the sun is shining on
Those little bombs
Those little pom-poms

Life just kind of empties out
Less a deluge than a drought
Less a giant mushroom cloud
Than an unexploded shell
Inside a cell
Of the Lennox Hotel

Inside a cell
Of the Lennox Hotel

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Inside a cell
Of the Lennox Hotel

Inside a cell
Of the Lennox Hotel


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Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
I drew a picture of you
You and your anchor tattoo
And saw the face that I knew
Covered in shame
You drew a bird that was here
A kind of sweet chanticleer
But with a terrible fear
That the cage couldn't tame

That's how I knew this story would break my heart
When you wrote it
That's how I knew this story would break my heart

So, like a ghost in the snow
I'm getting ready to go
'Cause baby, that's all I know
How to open the door
And though the exit is crude
It saves me coming unglued
For when you're not in the mood
For the gloves and the canvas floor

That's how I knew this story would break my heart
When you wrote it
That's how I knew this story would break my heart

That's how I knew this story would break my heart
When you wrote it
That's how I knew this story would break my heart


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I Can't Help You Anymore Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
That summer was just crazy hot
We walked the fairground parking lot
And with our secret handshakes
Sealed the deal completely
But I'm too close to know just what
Will keep Pandora's boxes shut
And so I'll fail you badly
When you really need me

'Cause I don't know
What I should know
That I can't help you anymore
No, I can't help you anymore
No, I can't help you anymore

I'll get a pen and make a list
And give you my analysis
But I can't write this story
With a happy ending
Was I the bullet or the gun
Or just a target drawn upon
A wall that you decided
Wasn't worth defending?

And I should know
But I don't know
That I can't help you anymore
No, I can't help you anymore
No, I can't help you anymore
Anymore
No, I can't help you

'Cause baby, look what I have done
The ruins just go on and on
I've got to let it go now, or it will drag me under

So I can't help you anymore
No, I can't help you anymore
No, I can't help you anymore
Anymore
No, I can't help you anymore


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Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas
And then, baby, I'm through
Four more weeks that couldn't make any difference
Except maybe to you

But I've tried to use that trick
Like a carrot on a stick
So I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas
Then, baby, I'm through

I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas
And then, baby, I'm done
One less fucker trying to get in the business
Of the prodigal son

Where I know I can't compete
Once I'm off of Hastings Street
So I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas
Then, baby, I'm done

'Cause I can't live loaded and I can't live sober
And I've been this way since the end of October
And I know enough to know
That, baby, when it's over, it's over
And it's over
'Cause, baby, I'm done

I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas
And then call it a day
Tell you I'm sorry that I made you a witness
To my moral decay

And that, once upon a time
I believed it was a victimless crime
I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas
Then call it a day
Then call it a day
Then call it a day


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Beautiful Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
You pulled up and parked your El Dorado
We said "hi" and kissed with some bravado
I got out my camera and was laughing
Happy it was you I'm photographing

And we drove to the ferry
Like the cat and canary
I said, "Baby, it's scary
When it's so beautiful

Why does it hurt me
To feel so much tenderness?
Beautiful
You little wonder, you"

Maybe then I held your hand and kissed you
I know once I just hauled off and hit you

'Cause I can't even stand it
'Cause I don't want to end it
To be perfectly candid –
Baby, you're beautiful

Sometimes it hurts me
To feel so much tenderness
Beautiful
Wish you could see it, too

And all I have to do today
Is make you happy
The only thing you have to say
Is, "It's all lovely, baby"

Late that night, we checked into the Bellevue
Held you close, but, baby – couldn't tell you

And we stayed in our Calvins
And we swore we'd be best friends
And I looked through the zoom lens
And thought you were beautiful

Sometimes it hurts me
To feel so much tenderness
Beautiful
Baby, I'm dazzled
By the view
Beautiful
You don't need to tell me
I'm completely powerless
Beautiful
I wish you could see it, too
I wish you could see it, too
I wish you could see it, too
Baby, how I see you


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Who Knows Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : The Forgotten Arm
He's always pulled through before, but that's no comfort now
Who knows in a holy war, what's winning anyhow?
Who knows?
Who knows?
Who knows?
Who knows?
You only hope that someone shows, or knows


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Whatever Happened To Christmas Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
Whatever happened to christmas? its gone and left no traces,
Whatever happened to the faces or the glow,
Whatever happened to christmas, to christmas way of living?
Whatever happened to the giving, the magic in the snow?
Remember the sight and the smell and the sound,
And remember hearing the call,
Remember how love was all around, whatever happened to it all?
Whatever happened to christmas, bells in the streets were ringing,
Whatever happened to the singing, the songs we used to know.
Whatever happened to this christmas, and when did it disappeared from view,
Where was i, and whatever happened to you?
Whatever happened to christmas and you?


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The Christmas Song Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Can help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,


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Christmastime Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
It's Christmas again, December is here
Hasn't it been a wonderful year?
For the plans you're making, all the time you're taking
Greet the next one with good cheer
Won't you dear, as you ring the chime
Just because its Christmastime
And on the tree all the ornaments glow
Tinsel will cover where the branches don't grow
There's lights on all the houses
Spouses with their spouses
Children playing in the snow
One in the swing and one upon the horse
Keeping on tracks another matter of course
Thats the great divisor you are now the wiser
Maybe just a bit less so
Touch and go til you stop on a dime
All alone at Christmastime

Its Christmas again, December is here
What did you wish for what did you fear
Look at your behaviour looking for a saviour
Underneath the mistletoe
You should know that it is less a crime
To be all alone at Christmastime
Christmastime


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I'll Be Home For Christmas Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
I'm dreaming tonight
Of a place I love
Even more than I usually do.
And although I know
It's a long road back
I promise you

I'll be home for Christmas.
You can count on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree.
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love-light gleams.
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.

Oh oh ah I'll be home for Christmas.
You can count on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree.
Oh Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love-light gleams.
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.

If only yeah
Well now, if only, only, only, only
If only in my dreams.
If only
Well, well, well Lord
If only oh


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You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
All the windows were dark,
No one knew he was here
All the whos were all dreaming
Sweet dreams without care

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.

You're a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.

You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.

I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.

All I need is a reindeer, so he took his dog, Max.
And he took some red thread and he tied a big horn on the top of his head.
Then the Grinch said, "Giddap!"
And the sleigh started down
To the homes where the whos lay a-snooze in their town.
"This is stop number one," the old Grinchy Claus hissed
And he climbed to the roof, empty bags in his fist.
Then he slid down the chimney.
A rather tight pinch.
But, if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch.
Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn!
And plums!
And he stuffed them in bags.
Then the Grinch, very nimbly, stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney!

You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Grinch.

The three words that best describe you,
are as follows and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseaus super-naus.
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse.
Mr. Grinch.

You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool sandwich
With arsenic sauce


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Winter Wonderland Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Over the ground lies a mantle of white a heaven of diamond
Shine down through the night
Two hearts are thrilling in spite of the chill in the weather
Love knows no season love knows no clime
Romance can blossom any old time
Here in the open we are walking and hoping together

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland


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Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.


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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed Angel came;
And unto certain Shepherds
Brought tidings of the same:
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

"Fear not then," said the Angel,
"Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan's power and might."
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind:
And went to Bethlehem straightway
The Son of God to find.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His Mother Mary kneeling down,
Unto the Lord did pray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy


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White Christmas Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright


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Calling On Mary Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
I heard the sidewalk Santa say
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
Salvation's coming cheap today
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas

I searched the skyline for a star
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
And, baby, I wondered where you are
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas

'Cause comfort's not possible when
You look past the joy to the end

Calling on Mary is voluntary
Unless you're alone like me
If there's a star above, then it can look like love
When they light up the Christmas tree

When I was young, I couldn't see
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
All that my true love gave to me
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas

She offered sight to the blind
But I'm not the miracle kind

Calling on Mary is voluntary
Unless you're alone like me
If there's a star above, then it can look like love
When they light up the Christmas tree

And to all the lost souls down below
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
What's one more drifter in the snow?
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas

If there's a star above, then it can look like love
When they light up the Christmas tree
If there's a star above, then it can look like love
When they light up the Christmas tree


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River Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : One More Drifter In The Snow
It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

But it don't snow here, it stays pretty green
I'm gonna make a lot of money, then I'm gonna quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I made my baby cry

Tried hard to help me, and you put me at ease
Loved me so naughty, made me weak in the knees
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I'm so hard to handle, I'm selfish and I'm sad
I've gone and lost the best baby I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on


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Freeway Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
You've got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway
The road to Orange Country leaves an awful lot of leeway
Where everyone's a doctor or a specialist in retail
They'll sell you all the speed you want if you can take the blackmail

You know it
I know it
Why don't you
Just show it
You got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway
You got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway

You've got a lot of money but you cannot keep your bills paid
The sacrifice is worth it just to hang around the arcade
You found yourself a prophet but you left him on the boardwalk
Another chocolate Easter bunny, hollowed out by your talk

You know it
I know it
Why don't you
Just show it
You got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway
You got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway

And everything I do is wrong
But at least I'm hanging on
You got a lot of money that you can't afford
You got a lot of money that you can't afford
You got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway
You got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway
You got a lot of money but you can't afford
You got a lot of money but you can't afford


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Stranger Into Starman Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
I turned Stranger into Starman
In the Sunday New York Times
Like Anne Sexton with her star rats
Working backwards till it rhymes

For the love of God you can't tell me again
For the love of God you can't tell me again

With a pencil and eraser I've rewritten all your crimes
I turned Stranger into Starman
In the Sunday New York Times


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Looking For Nothing Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Macka wants to ride on the Mouse and the Tilt-A-Whirl
Canada is looking for a smile from a pin-up girl
But I ain't looking for nothing
Just spend the money I made
I ain't gotta do nothing today

Everybody's waiting for their thing just to come along
They all got something they can pin all their feelings on
But I ain't looking for nothing
Just spend the money I made
I ain't looking for nothing today

I got high on the Ferris Wheel
Didn't like how it made me feel
So alone
Another cog in the loading zone

Macka went on home when the fireworks and rides were done
Canada got busted with a girl who was way too young
But I wasn't looking for nothing
Not trouble, money or thrills
‘Cause when you're looking for nothing
Babe, it's not the speed that kills

Oh, I'm not looking for nothing
Just spend my money and go
I'm not looking for nothing
To put me in the rodeo


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Phoenix Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Got out of Phoenix, just in time
A box of kleenex, for the ride
The tumbleweeds said, their goodbyes
To javelinas and DUIs

I don't want to abandon you but baby I've had my fill
You love me like a dollar bill
You roll me up and trade me in
And if you had the chance you will
And if you get the chance again

It's hard to know when to cut and run
You balance heartache with your fun
And when the scales tip, you know you're done

I don't want to abandon you but baby I've had my fill
You love me like a dollar bill
You roll me up and trade me in
And if you had the chance you will
And if you get the chance again

Cos I know love doesn't change anything at all
I know love doesn't change a thing

I wanted to believe in you and baby I believe it still
Baby I've just had my fill
You love me like a dollar bill
You roll me up and trade me in
And if you have the chance you will
And if you get the chance again
I know you'll do the best you can

But baby love doesn't change anything at all
I know love doesn't change a thing


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Borrowing Time Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Get up, the needle has pricked a little finger.
She wants the beautiful child the blood will bring her.
You ask a question in the mirror.
Alas, no answer could be clearer.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.

Get up, a substitute artist just reprieved you
Beware the flattery ruses have deceived you.
The kings of yesterday falling,
But you'll come when destiny's calling.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.

I don't want anything anyway.
I was happy with what I had yesterday.
Who wants the whole weight of the world
When it'll drag you down…
Underground?

Today she's singing a song called Hallelujah
You stay, she's bringin' the poison apple to ya.
Sun's up and reveille's playing
You know what everyone's saying.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.
Get up, get up, you're borrowing time.


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It's Over Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Everything's beautiful
Every day's a holiday
The day you live without it
Everything changes up
Everything shifts and falls
Unless you care about it

But you sit there in the darkness
And you make plans but they're hopeless
And you blame God when you're lonely
And you'll call it fate
When you show up too late and it's over

Here on the boulevard
You were the golden boy
A mix of brains and muscle
That was a lucky break
Luck is a thing you make
Not just another hustle

But you sit there in the darkness
And you make plans but they're hopeless
And you blame God when you're lonely
And you'll call it fate
When you show up too late and it's over

'Cause nothing can wait forever
They don't give unlimited chances in life
They hand you the knife
And tell you to cut it or run

So baby let's fly
Baby let's run
Baby let's run

'Cause everything's beautiful
Every day's a holiday
But days are getting shorter
The moon and the stars report
The boulevard's last resort
And now your last supporter

But you sit there in the darkness
And you make plans but they're hopeless
And you blame God when you're lonely
And you'll call it fate
When you show up too late and it's over


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31 Today Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Thirty-one today
What a thing to say
Drinking Guinness in the afternoon
Taking shelter in the black cocoon

I thought my life would be different somehow
I thought my life would be better by now
I thought my life would be different somehow
I thought my life would be better by now
But it's not, and I don't know where to turn

Called some guy I knew
Had a drink or two
And we fumbled as the day grew dark
I pretended that I felt a spark

I thought my life would be different somehow
I thought my life would be better by now
I thought my life would be different somehow
I thought my life would be better by now
But it's not, and I don't know where to turn
No, it's not, and I don't know where to turn
No, it's not, and I don't know where to turn

Easter comes and goes
Maybe Jesus knows
So you roll on with the best you can
Getting loaded, watching CNN

I thought my life would be different somehow
I thought my life would be better by now
I thought my life would be different somehow
I thought my life would be better by now
But it's not, and I don't know where to turn
No, it's not, and I don't know where to turn
No, it's not, and I don't know where to turn
No, it's not, and I don't know


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The Great Beyond Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Go, honey go
Into the ocean
Go, honey go
Into the great beyond
'Til you're good and gone
And you can hide away for
When everything goes wrong
Honey, go

Go, honey go
If I were you I would
Leave this neighborhood
Away from people who never
Treat you like they should
Honey, go
Go

In the woods or in the ice and snow
Where there is
No one else you know
You've really nowhere
Else to go
So honey go

Go, honey go
'Cause it's a dead end street
And it's a street in a town
Where winning isn't sweet
And every win
Is the beginning of defeat
So honey, go
Go


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Medicine Wheel Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
The day you left and you called me bitch
I called you selfish, better pull that switch
Put my son on amphetamines
He came home crying and there's your proof
Crying 'bout nothing but a missing tooth
I did the right thing.

You shade the truth almost everyday
Phone calls at night “it's going to be ok”
Are you saddened, baby, under the bridge?
Are you saddened, baby, on Lake Street?

Black marker on cardboard
Little drawing of a medicine wheel
But everything that's good you steal
Everything that's good you steal

Maybe you'll wake up in jail alone
And hold the handle of the one pay phone
And do the right thing
Like I once tried but I bent the truth
A five dollar dent for a little lost tooth
There's a payback in front of me
Because once you were like a walking high
Breaking in motion through the parking lot

Are you saddened, baby, under the bridge?
Are you saddened, baby, on Lake Street?

Black marker on cardboard
Little drawing of a medicine wheel
Everything that's good you steal
Everything that's good you steal

Words of encouragement are just as real
Saving my faith does have a smooth group appeal

Are you saddened, baby, under the bridge?
Are you saddened, baby, on Lake Street?

Black Marker on cardboard
Little drawing of a medicine wheel
Everything that's good you steal
Everything that's good you steal
Everything that's good you steal
From me


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Columbus Avenue Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Storefront, streetcars rattle
One more losing battle
What is Columbus Avenue to you now?

Last call tattoo parlor
Deathbed sword swallower
What is Columbus Avenue to you now?

The place where you failed
To make your story go over
The place where you bailed
And let the bottom drag you under
Drag you under

Cheap shot paranoia
Exiled from Victoria
What is Columbus Avenue to you now?

The place where you failed
To make your story go over
The place where you bailed
And let the bottom drag you under
Drag you under

Where you moved with a ghastly precision
To the echoes of bones in the air
Finding hope in an X-ray division
Of a world that's not there

Cafe sinners bother you
Empty pockets follow you
What is Columbus Avenue to you now?

The place where you failed
To make your story go over
The place where you bailed
And let the bottom drag you under
Drag you under

What is Columbus Avenue to you now?


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Little Tornado Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Little tornado
Bane of the trailer park
Lifting houses
To leave your mark

Little tornado
Noah can build his ark
But he will never
Disembark

Make it go faster
Baby, go faster
Make it go twice the speed
Of you and me

Little tornado
You and the hurricane
Close your eyes and
Go campaign

Make it go faster
Baby, go faster
Make it go twice the speed
Of you and me

Oh, no, no, we don't, no, we don't know
(We don't know, we don't know)
No, no, no, we don't, no, we don't know
(We don't know, we don't know)
No, no, no, we don't, no, we don't know

Little tornado
Blew out the windowpane
Left the inside
To the rain

Make it go faster
Baby, go faster
Make it go twice the speed
Of you and me

Oh, no, no, we don't, no, we don't know
(We don't know, we don't know)
No, no, no, we don't, no, we don't know
(We don't know, we don't know)
Oh, no, no, we don't, no, we don't know


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True Believer Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Nightly you retrace your steps again to return to the scene of the crime
It's uncanny how you hover in the air over the wreckage that you left behind

I want you but you're a poltergeist
I want you but, baby, the price is high
I want you and now I've said it twice so Mary dim the lights

Really, when you come into the room it's not helping me, seeing you now
It's not easy, in this phosphorescent gloom, telling waking dreams apart anyhow

I want you but you're a poltergeist
I want you but, baby, the price is high
I want you and now I've said it twice so Mary dim the lights

Cups and saucers crashing in but Houdini blows the gag again
Then no one's a true believer

I want you but you're a poltergeist
I want you but, baby, the price is high
I want you and now I've said it twice so Mary dim the lights

Cups and saucers crashing in but Houdini blows the gag again


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Ballantines Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
It must be hard ringing the bells
Of doors that don't swing wide anymore
It must be hard hearing the sound
Of voices just inside of the door

A man who couldn't hold your coat
Once hung on every anecdote
So it must be hard watching the fellows gloat
Ballantines

It must be hard seeing the same old crowd
Just pass you by in the street
It must be tough knowing your stuff
Could only horrify the elite

You cut off everyone you know
Boy you told 'em all where to go
Now it must be hard getting the same heave-ho
Ballantines

Well, patrons at the bar in Lexington, Kentucky
Once sprung for every drink you downed
With things the way they are it's not that kind of party
If what you've got just might be going around

The fat cats won't be getting thin
Seeing the kind of jam you're in
Though the angels dance on the head of another pin

Ballantines
Ballantines
Ballantines


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Lullaby Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : @#%&*! Smilers
Baby
you better get some sleep while you can
You can't fight fate and a 15 passenger van
The businessmen sleep in their hotels tonight
but you're wide awake by the blue cell phone light
trying to make everything right

Baby
No one can keep their demons at bay
At some point you're gonna give your secrets away
I see what goes on but I don't say a word
It's none of my business what dreams you've deferred

And you will do just what you always do
Close your eyes and let her run to you
And I know cause I'd run to you too

So baby
put back the seat and turn off the phone
Tomorrow you can go back to being alone
Baby I love you, what more do you want
those that can't hurt you and ghosts that won't haunt

And you will do just what you always do
Close your eyes and let her run to you
And I know cause I'd run to you too


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Charmer Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
When you’re a charmer
the apples fall
and you’re quite the little collector
you got ‘em all

When you’re a charmer
people respond
they can’t see the hidden agenda
you got going on

But when you’re weak it’s the Holy Grail
you’re two for one, it’s a fire sale
and that’s a wall that you cannot scale
so you’re forced to burrow under

When you’re a charmer
the world applauds
they don’t know that secretly charmers
feel like they’re frauds

When you’re a charmer
you hate yourself
a victim of sideshow hypnosis
like everyone else

and then your thinking goes black and white
and you’re all hunger and appetite
this is a battle you cannot fight
no, you only can surrender
no, you only can surrender


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Disappeared Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
Somehow, I wound up on your bad side
til now, I guess I had a free ride
but now I join the queue
of people dead to you
the one-time chosen few

That’s all, that’s it,
you got yourself disappeared
the atom split, and you got back-engineered
you’re a forgotten face behind a beard—that’s it
that’s all
you’re gone

though I’ve been master of the thankless task
nearby are questions you just have to ask
was every enemy
bad as you made him be?
or were they just
some gullible stooge like me?

That’s all, that’s it,
you got yourself disappeared
the atom split, and you got back-engineered
you’re a forgotten face behind a beard—that’s it
that’s all
you’re gone

And everyone who knew you, said they’d been there too
and soon enough I’d see the mill you put them through
that “Irish Goodbye” you do

That's it, that's all
you got yourself disappeared
a curtain call
at which your absence was cheered
you're a forgotten face behind a beard
that's it, that's all
you're gone


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Labrador Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
Daisy, you
shouldn’t do the things you do
but you’re just so incapable of changing
you lie so well
I could never even tell
what were facts in your artful rearranging

But I came back for more
and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
cause I’m a Labrador
and I run
when the gun
drops the dove again

when we first met
I was glad to be your pet
like a Lab I once had that we called Maisie
but fetching sticks
was the best I had for tricks
you got bored
you got mad then you got crazy

But I came back for more
and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
cause I’m a Labrador
and I run
when the gun
drops the dove again

Daisy, daisy, give me your answer
daisy, daisy, do…
remember good old Maisie how she waited at the
stairs for you

Daisy, dear
I could almost shed a tear
but let’s shine in the time we have remaining
you’re a tough old gal
but a dog is just a pal
and believe me, my dear,
I’m not complaining

Cause I came back for more
cause I knew even you
did the best you could
And I’m a Labrador
and with me, you could see
it was understood
that I’d come back for more
cause I’m a Labrador
the loyal Labrador


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Crazytown Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
I guess this movie must’ve opened wide
another girl who threatens suicide
you called the cops but then she denied every word
and you know you’ll be the one who’s paying the tab for her
you’re out there trying to flag a cab
and for who?
a girl who lives in Crazytown
where craziness gets handed down
Who? whoever’s gonna volunteer
will only end up living here

A plot like this will always have a twist
the girl’s a dream who never did exist
just like the last one, and she enlisted a fool
and you thought, Oh, it’s all fun
when you’re writing songs for her
but now son, you’ll be posting bond, and for who?
a girl who lives in Crazytown
where craziness gets handed down
Who? whoever’s gonna volunteer
will only end up living here

and you don’t want to go that route
cause that’s not what you’re all about
but you just can’t seem to get out of it
you’re still out there, raising a doubt,
and for who?
a girl who lives in Crazytown
where craziness gets handed down
Who? whoever’s gonna volunteer
will only end up living here


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Soon Enough Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
Everybody’s got their differences
too bad
here’s a circumstance in which the stakes are high
everybody’s got their secrets out
so sad
go around the room and see who doesn’t cry

Soon enough
you’ll be free to write it off
you don’t know enough
to call a bluff
and the one who does
will never ever tell

Soon enough
you can say we made it up
just for fun I guess
to make a mess
cause what’s more fun
than other people’s hell

So go ahead and say you’re done with it
it’s cool
baby you can go whatever way you choose
though you ought to kill the whole vindictive bit
cause you’ll
someday realize there’s ties you’ll want to use

Soon enough
you’ll be free to write it off
you don’t know enough
to call a bluff
and the one who does
will never ever tell

Soon enough
you can say we made it up
just for fun I guess
to make a mess
cause what’s more fun
than other people’s hell


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Living A Lie Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
[James Mercer:]
You can see yourself in the side mirror
tossing your hair
if no one is there
why do you care
Though I let you think there was no witness to
all of your crimes
I knew what you were:
a climber who climbs

[Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
I’m living a lie
you’re living it too
cause I live it with you
I’m living a lie
a lie I can’t tell
so we wait for a crack in the shell

[Aimee Mann:]
No one bears a grudge like a boy genius
Just past his prime
Gilding his cage
One bar at a time
For every open arm there's a cold shoulder
Waiting to turn
People to blame
Bridges to burn

[Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
I’m living a lie
you’re living it too
cause I live it with you
I’m living a lie
a lie I can’t tell
so we wait for a crack in the shell

[James Mercer:]
A girl comes around at a time when your ground
is as shaky as leaves on a tree
creating for you a persona or two
or an out-and-out mythology

[Aimee Mann:]
Now there’s too many cooks but you like how it looks
when they’re bowing and calling you “boss”
but the powers that were, were invested in her
and now winning means taking a loss

[Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
I’m living a lie
you’re living it too
cause I live it with you
I’m living a lie
a lie I can’t tell
so we wait for a crack in the shell


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Slip And Roll Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
You went from moonlighting
but you came out fighting
I saw you larger than life
throwing your knife
gone into deep hiding

But you were so charming
that it was disarming
I wondered what was behind
having to find
an army that keeps arming

Oh, Slip and roll, honey
stick the jab, kid
don‘t just trade punches
like your father did
cause this playing the odds
isn’t fooling the gods
so slip and roll til you’re willing to take the hit

So we just keep hoping
although the deck’s sloping
you’re thinking, Throw me a bone
or leave me alone
to do what they call coping

Oh, Slip and roll, honey
stick the jab, kid
don‘t just trade punches
like your father did
cause this playing the odds
isn’t fooling the gods
so slip and roll til you’re willing to take the hit

And you can take it, take it, take it, take it
we’ve all seen that guy take it on the chin
oh, take it, take it, I know you can take it
but when will you take something in

Oh, Slip and roll, honey
stick the jab, kid
don‘t just trade punches
like your father did
cause this playing the odds
isn’t fooling the gods
so slip and roll til you’re willing to take the hit

And you can take it, take it, take it, take it
we’ve all seen that guy take it on the chin
oh, take it, take it, I know you can take it
but when will you take something in
when will you take something in


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Gumby Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
Gumby, I just can’t do anything,
can’t do anything right
don’t ask me
if I’ll help when helping you
just means someone to fight

It’s so hard putting on your clothes
you don’t even move to cover your skin
why move, moving is how things begin
the front yard taken by the crows
blackguards with their shiny pieces of tin
so much fury
you bury it in

Gumby, we should call your daughter
please, call your daughter again
you must see
things are getting harder and
getting more out of hand

Dude, you’re not even that old
how bad must it be to be bad as this
all day, filling a bottomless pit
all these trinkets bought and sold
all tokens you’ve thrown down to the abyss
there’s a bottom that you’ll never hit

And I don’t know just how you explain this
to a kid with nowhere to live
tell her that the father she has means well
but just has nothing to give

Gumby…
you should call your daughter again
don’t call me…
call your daughter.


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Gamma Ray Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
You build bombs, you’re familiar with explosions
the flat palms of the holiday
but there’s slime crawling back up from the ocean
you can’t keep everyone at bay
Gamma Ray
Gamma Ray

It all starts with an accident or failure
it all starts with a great big bang
and guess who's gonna have to play the jailer?
and guess who’s gonna lead the chain gang?
Gamma Ray
Gamma Ray

and one thing leads to another and none of it's good
none of it's good,
none of it's good

There’s some flaw that you cannot help but foster
there’s some weakness you can’t forgive
and from that, you’ve been turned into a monster
a nightmare that you force yourself to live
Gamma Ray
Gamma Ray

And one thing leads to another and none of it’s good
none of it’s good
none of it’s good


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Barfly Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
Spent my nights in a sleeping bag smelling kerosene
thinking fog and sand
was gonna keep me clean
feeding all the bluejays at the wrong address
where they went instead
I could only guess

Tell the barfly
who runs this town
you won’t get high
you’ll just get down
tell the barfly
it’s on his dime
you won’t get high
so do the time

Took a breath full of iodine and I overdosed
and the tide crept high
like a watery ghost
and no one needs your kind
of a dope sick clown
you can always find
sitting one seat down

Tell the barfly
who rolls the dice
your numbers up
so roll it twice
tell the barfly
it’s on his dime
you won’t get high
so do the time

Honey, I’m not the one who’s of use to you now
I get an hour’s sleep at night
and I can’t see how
you deserve all the mess that even guilt won’t allow

Tell the barfly
who runs this town
you won’t get high
you’ll just get down
tell the barfly
it’s on his dime
you won’t get high
so do the time


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Red Flag Driver Lyrics

Artist : AIMEE MANN
Album : Charmer
Red flag diver
jump to me
red flag diver
jump to me
I’m just floating here
in a big red sea
red flag diver, dive in

Red flag diver
swim to me
Red flag diver
swim to me
you’ll be miserable
but I’ll be free
red flag diver, dive in

cause first I’ll want it
and then I won’t want it
and then I’ll just scuttle it all
on rocks where sirens call
You can blame my daddy
the playboy caddy
who never kept his eye on the ball
the whitecaps rise and fall

Red flag diver
dive for me
red flag diver
dive for me
I’m as good for you
as I can be
red flag diver, dive in

cause first I’ll want it
and then I won’t want it
and then I’ll just scuttle it all
on rocks where sirens call
You can blame my daddy
the playboy caddy
who never kept his eye on the ball
the whitecaps rise and fall
the whitecaps rise and fall


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I Heart Roberts' Lyrics

Artist : AMITY AFFLICTION, THE
Album : Severed Ties
We dance to this dead beat with eyes locked on the prize,
this is our fatal disease, named you and me.
It's killing us all won't you set it free?
I'll hang you on the wall and call you misery.

So here's to you and here's to us, to everything that ever fell apart,
nights wasted getting wasted, days we lost to our mistakes...

so we'll never be lost 'till we're all alone
and we'll never be wrong till we're on our own
so wake up and we'll drink for two again.
And we'll never be right till we read our wrongs
and we'll never be done with these same old songs,
so wake up we'll wait for you again (again)

Like frozen appendages in boiling water
we're going to extremes and not getting warmer.
So hold your breath, and I'll do the same,
are we just holding back those words we couldn't say?

So hold your breath I'll do the same,
are we just holding back those words we...
I'll take the blame for your heart attack,
and we'll sever these ties with a fucking pact.
Through blood we share the world it's anybody's guess
where we'll end up, our lives are just a fucking mess…
and we're sinking.

so we'll never be lost 'till we're all alone
and we'll never be wrong till we're on our own
so wake up and we'll drink for two again.
And we'll never be right till we read our wrongs
and we'll never be done with these same old songs,
so wake up we'll wait for you again (again)

(Rod) My name is Rod… and I like to party alright Dave your up
(Dave) Hi my name is Dave and I like to party
(Rod) You know what lets move on
(Kevin) I like to party I'm Rod
(Rod) No your Kevin
(Kevin) Right Kevin I party
(Rod) No no you don’t… ok nobody parties but me
(Dave) Yes
(Rod) I'm the only one who parties
(Kevin) I'm pretty sure I've partied before
(Rod) No you do not party
(Kevin) Yeah your right Dave is the party guy
(Dave) Haha Sweet
(Rod) Lets party

He lays himself to rest even though he's making perfect sense…
his story goes untold I read his words to see the end unfold...

so we'll never be lost 'till we're all alone
and we'll never be wrong till we're on our own
so wake up and we'll drink for two again.
And we'll never be right till we read our wrongs
and we'll never be done with these same old songs,
so wake up we'll wait for you again (again)


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B.D.K.I.A.F Lyrics

Artist : AMITY AFFLICTION, THE
Album : Severed Ties
Why don't you hang these steps upside down,
We'll walk backwards and feel the blood drain to our heads
While your creeping away why don't we pull the punches back?

And perhaps rebuild those severed ties;
When I felt you destroyed everything I knew
I felt ever so slowly becoming you.

Where has my heart gone, and where has my faith gone?
And why am I still here, hating every breath you take
Where has my heart gone, and where has my faith gone?
And why am I still here, hating every breath you take

Every step you take, and every move you make?
And just wishing that you'd take your fucking last breath toward expiration;

I can't even make myself out in the fog,
You are the swamp,
You are the sand beneath my feet pulling me down.
I have no face for your name, your roots never went any further down;
I felt them writhe in the cellars of my mind,
Rotted through right where they fell, yet here I am.
The wasted pulp of what you are.

Where has my heart gone, and where has my faith gone?
And why am I still here, hating every breath you take

Every step you take, and every move you make?
And just wishing that you'd take your fucking last breath toward expiration;

But at least if I fall
I can say we failed (we failed) together (together)
Sure to be the only thing we ever shared
'cause you were never there (never there)
And I'm yet to feel like I'm even here.
If I sink into the swamp that is misery,
At least I know you'll drown with me as well.


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