Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Deluxe Edition Album
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness The Canyons EP
Jack's Mannequin People and Things, Andrew McMahon

1

Zombies Intro

0:27

2

Brooklyn You're Killing Me

3:11

Okay, all right.
(Just let me think)

My Heart is a troubled captain in poisoned television waters
I had this air-conditioned nightmare like that book you gave to me last summer
That made me think that everything was so much worse than it really was
My heart is a troubled captain but let’s not get caught up in the weather
I could keep searching for the meaning, try, try to keep this all together
But you’ve got green eyes like the forest, I got lost in on the way to some other life

Brooklyn, Brooklyn my dear
Brooklyn my dear you’re killing me
Brooklyn, Brooklyn my dear
Brooklyn my dear you’re killing me

My hand is a brain-dead magnet so I keep waking up on fire
Beneath this low-rise second city that’s turning good men into liars
And maybe I’m not all that good but I was better in your west coast bed
My hand is a brain-dead magnet but let’s not get caught up on connections
I could keep searching for a meaning but I’m still looking for directions
I was baptized in your parent’s pool in Southern California then I fled

Brooklyn, Brooklyn my dear
Brooklyn my dear you’re killing me
Brooklyn, Brooklyn my dear
Brooklyn my dear you’re killing me

My hand is a brain-dead magnet so I keep waking up on fire
Beneath this low-rise second city that’s turning good man into liars

Brooklyn, Brooklyn my dear
Brooklyn my dear you’re killing me
Brooklyn, Brooklyn my dear
Brooklyn my dear you’re killing me

3

So Close

3:19

We crossed the country
In an airplane with the wings on fire
Hanging from the seatbelt sign
That’s the one thing
There’s no safety in desire
Preserving life’s as good as dying

And these could be the best or darkest days
The lines we walk are paper-thin
And we could pull this off or push away
‘Cause you and me have always been

So close
So close to giving up
So close to going all the way
So close
So close to taking off
So close to going nowhere

I heard you whisper
Over the hum of an electric chair
To live like this could take its toll
But you’re no stranger
To the high of almost getting there
Are we losing touch or taking hold

And these could be the best or darkest days
The lines we walk are paper-thin
And we could pull this off or push away
But you and me have always been

So close
So close to giving up
So close to going all the way
So close
So close to taking off
So close to going nowhere

I wanna go there
I wanna go there
I wanna go there
With you

So close
So close to giving up
So close to going all the way
So close
So close to taking off
So close to going nowhere

4

Don't Speak for Me (True)

3:24

I think I dug a hole so deep
And lately it's been hard to sleep
Maybe I should dig a little more
Buried under covers friend
Don't wanna play those songs again
Until I found someone to play them for

Don't speak for me
I'll get with it, give it just a little longer
Don't speak for me
Yeah I'll be there soon
Honestly
Every day I feel a little bit stronger than I was when I was
When I was with you
Yeah it's true
Yeah it's true

People try to box me in
Telling me it's sink or swim
Maybe I should sink until I stand
Out here where the water's deep
I think I found a voice in me
And someday we will walk upon dry land

Don't speak for me
I'll get with it, give it just a little longer
Don't speak for me
Yeah I'll be there soon
Honestly
Every day I feel a little bit stronger than I was when I was
When I was with you
Yeah it's true
Yeah it's true
Yeah it's true

I couldn't find myself in you
You led me the long way down
I couldn't find myself in you
You led me the long way down
I couldn't find myself in you
I couldn't find myself, it's true

Don't speak for me
I'll get with it, give it just a little longer
Don't speak for me
Yeah I'll be there soon
Honestly
Every day I feel a little bit stronger than I was when I was
When I was with you
Yeah it's true (you don't speak for me)
Yeah it's true (you don't speak for me)
Yeah it’s true (you don't speak for me)

No, you don't speak for me

5

Fire Escape

3:24

I met up with an acrobat
In Brooklyn or some place like that
With life and taxis flying past
We tore that dance hall down

Pocket change and subway cars
Our big ideas filled empty bars
You might be from the moon or mars
Either way, I'm never going home

So, lets hang an anchor from the sun
There’s a million city lights but
You're number one
You're the reason I’m still
Up at dawn
Just to see your face
We'll be going strong
With the vampires, baby
We belong, we belong awake
Swinging from the fire escape

I was drinking from the wishing well
Some junkie metal-head hotel
When we boarded the carousel
The roof was caving in
On the stage my Oxblood friend
Was singing songs about the end
The bankers in the lion's den
Were dropping lines like beggars in the snow

So, lets hang an anchor from the sun
There’s a million city lights but
You're number one
You're the reason I’m still
Up at dawn
Just to see your face
We'll be going strong
With the vampires, baby
We belong, we belong awake

Swinging from the fire escape
Swinging from the fire escape
Swinging from the fire escape

Walking home your hand in mine
Tattoos on the river line
The morning birds are taking flight
Either way I thought that you should know

You're number one
You're the reason I’m still
Up at dawn
Just to see your face
We'll be going strong
With the vampires, baby
We belong, we belong awake

Swinging from the fire escape
Swinging from the fire escape
Swinging from the fire escape
Swinging from the fire escape

6

Dead Man's Dollar

3:31

Don’t wait until the morning
Don’t wait until the light
Hits the cracks in the floor
Been living in the flight path
Not perfect but it’s all that we can afford
I spent the whole day working
Been trying to pin these dreams to the
Wings of a check
Don’t wait until the morning
So tired but I don’t want
To go to sleep yet

Yeah I’ve been killing myself to make the Dead man’s dollar
Been killing myself to make the dead Man’s dollar
Been killing myself
Killing myself
‘Cause I want to make a life
Make a life for you

I, I want to make a
I, I want to make a
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you
I, I want to make a
I, I want to make a
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you
I want to make a life but I want to live
There too

I know this isn’t easy
You got that baby sleeping all by yourself
Feels like I’m always leaving
I swear to god one day I’ll be there to help
Till then

I’ve been killing myself to make the Dead man’s dollar
Been killing myself to make the dead Man’s dollar
Been killing myself
Killing myself
‘Cause I want to make a life
Make a life for you

I, I want to make a
I, I want to make a
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you
I, I want to make a
I, I want to make a
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you
I want to make a life but I want to live
There too

You and me and the dark make light
Let’s work all day and stay up all night
You and me and the dark make light
We can work all day and stay up all night
All night

I, I want to make a
I, I want to make a
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you
I, I want to make a
I, I want to make a
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you

I, I want to make a
I, I want to make a
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you

I, I want to make a
You and me and the dark make light
I, I want to make a
Let’s work all day and stay up all night
I, I want to make a
You and me and the dark make light
I do
Yeah I want to make a life
Make a life for you

I want to make a life but I want to live
There too

Don’t wait until the morning

7

Shot Out Of A Cannon

3:53

Even with the lights and the power down
Even when the earth shakes and breaks your crown
Even if the cops run us out of town I wouldn’t care
And when you speak but you make no sound
Flying like a kite on the battle ground
I’ll be ready
Hold me steady
When we travel through the air

Shot out of a cannon
I’m defying gravity and you’re the drug that’s keeping me
From landing
Yeah
We could fall or we could fly or we could borrow wings
I’m tired of standing
Yeah
Catapult our destiny tonight we’re leaving for another
planet, planet
Shot out of a cannon, cannon
Shot out of a
Cannon

We could tell the world that we disappeared
We could tell the way out was up here
We could tell the truth even if no one would ever care
‘Cause I’m ready
Hold me steady
We can travel through the air

Shot out of a cannon
I’m defying gravity and you’re the drug that’s keeping me
From landing
Yeah
We could fall or we could fly or we could borrow wings
I’m tired of standing
Yeah
Catapult our destiny tonight we’re leaving for another
planet, planet
Shot out of a cannon, cannon
Shot out of a
Cannon

In the dark, in the dark, in the dead of night
You’ve got a heart, got a heart, like a neon sign
In the dark, in the dark, when I’m flying blind
You’ve got a heart like a neon sign
It’s true

Shot out of a cannon
I’m defying gravity and you’re the drug that’s keeping me
From landing
Yeah
We could fall or we could fly or we could borrow wings
I’m tired of standing
Yeah
Catapult our destiny tonight we’re leaving for another
planet, planet
Shot out of a cannon, cannon
Shot out of a
Cannon
Shot out of a
Shot out of a
Shot out of a
Cannon, cannon
Shot out of a cannon

8

Walking In My Sleep

3:50

Sleep, sleep
Even when I'm walking in my sleep

Ghosts on the corner
I used to think that's all we'd ever be
Come home to California
Hey, wild heart, I'd give up everything
To see the world in blinding color

I keep going back there
To the crowded street where
I could see you walking in my sleep
I'll never stop trying
You're my silver lining
Even when I'm walking in my sleep
In my sleep, sleep
Even when I'm walking in my sleep
In my sleep, sleep
Even when I'm walking in my sleep

This is me in a bedroom
Broken window, sunlight coming through
This is you, shotgun on a highway
When you feel that same sun coming into view
And you see the world in blinding color

I keep going back there
To the crowded street where
I could see you walking in my sleep
I'll never stop trying
You're my silver lining
Even when I'm walking in my sleep
In my sleep, sleep
Even when I'm walking in my sleep
In my sleep, sleep
Even when I'm walking in my sleep

Come on, wake me up
Come on, wake me up
Feels like I've been walking, walking in my sleep
Come on, wake me up
Come on, wake me up
Feels like I've been walking, walking in my sleep
Walking in my sleep
Come on, wake me up
Come on, wake me up
Feels like I've been
Feels like I've been walking in my sleep

I keep going back there
To the crowded street where
I could see you walking in my sleep
I'll never stop trying
You're my silver lining
Even when I'm walking in my sleep
In my sleep, sleep
Even when I'm walking in my sleep
In my sleep, sleep
Even when I'm walking in my sleep

9

Island Radio

3:47

I was on the rollercoaster
Found the ground just in time
I was underwater when the siren came
Saved my life
Everyday started out last night
Every night started over
I was on the rollercoaster
Found the ground just in time
Underneath the power lines

Last transmission from the island radio
Double vision wrapped in last night’s party
Clothes
I can’t spend another night alone
I tried swimming but I can’t get home
Last transmission from the island radio

I could load the catapult and meet you on the
Other side
You could fold the map in half
I wouldn’t have to take this ride
Every day’s just another flight
Every flight’s almost over
I could load the catapult and meet you on the
Other side

Last transmission from the island radio
Double vision wrapped in last night’s party
Clothes
I can’t spend another night alone
I tried swimming but I can’t get home
Last transmission from the island radio

I wish that you were on what I was on
But you were only on my mind
I wish that you were on what I was on
But you were only on my mind
I wish that you were on what I was on
Yeah I’m so gone

This is my
Last transmission from the island radio
Double vision wrapped in last night’s party
Clothes
I can’t spend another night alone
I tried swimming but I can’t get home
Last transmission from the island radio

10

Love And Great Buildings

3:48

My heart is an apartment building on the verge
A testament to days more optimistic
But market shifts can cause storm systems to
Converge
Till all your high-rise dreams seem unrealistic

I wanna keep the lights on
I could raise the rents and resurface the pool
I could take the banks on repay all my debts
Get my ass back to school

Love and great buildings will survive
Strong hearts and concrete stay alive
Through the great depressions
Yeah, the best things are designed to stand the test 0f time

Brick and plaster, beams and broken windows
Shadows pass on sidewalks cracking to the curb

I wanna keep the lights on
Repair the foundation
Maybe hire a crew
Plant a little garden
Start the renovation
Get my ass back to you

Love and great buildings will survive
Strong hearts and concrete stay alive
Through the great depressions
Yeah, the best things are designed to stand the test of time

Hey hey hey…. Oh
Hey hey hey…. Oh oh
Hey hey hey…. Oh
Hey hey hey…. Oh
Hey hey hey

Love and great buildings will survive
Strong hearts and concrete stay alive
Through the great depressions
Yeah, the best things are designed to stand the test of time

Love and great buildings will endure
Blue skies and bloodlines are the cure
For the great deceptions
In a world that’s such a blur
We’ll stand the test of time
We’ll stand the test of time
We’ll stand the test of time

11

The Birthday Song

5:39

You can pick yourself up, you can start walking straight
Tonight you’re the life of the party
When the bar lights come on at your paper parade
You don’t have to chase down the moon
‘Cause I’ll leave the light on for you

It’s not your birthday
And it’s not the fourth of July
Tomorrow’s a work day
You’ve got a life and a spaceship to fly
You’ve got a woman
And this beautiful yellow-haired daughter
Come back to earth kid
You know you can’t chase the stars under water

You can play all the notes, you can write all the words
You’ve headlined in all the big cities
But when the spotlights are off and the crowds have gone home,
you could be going home too

It’s not your birthday
No, this isn’t Mardi Gras either
Tomorrow’s a work day
You’ve got a life and a spaceship to fly
You’ve got a good job
And this beautiful yellow-haired daughter
Come back to earth kid
You know you can’t chase the stars under water

It’s not your birthday
You should be done waking up on the floor
Come back to earth kid
Don’t you know you’re not a kid anymore
You married a good girl
She gave you this beautiful yellow-haired daughter
Come back to earth kid
You know you can’t chase the stars under water

No it’s not your birthday
So blow out your candles
It’s better than letting them burn out

1

Canyon Moon

3:10

(McMahon, Hollander, & Griffin)
The sun ran out on a cold October
Somewhere under the canyon moon
Camera jammed in a slow exposure
California in her rear view

She couldn’t handle another season
Another ocean of fiction blue
Said a prayer to a dashboard Jesus,
Death Valley and worn out shoes

Then the road turned into desert everywhere
The sun ran out on a cold October
She disappeared, she disappeared
Take all your troubles, put them to bed

Burn down the mission, the maps in your head
Shot like a bullet, don’t know the way
The ricochet, kind of got away from you
The leaves are falling, the church bells ringing
Marching band in a high school dream
Little town and a faded beauty
They still remember when she was queen
Then the road turned into desert everywhere
The leaves are falling, the church bells ringing
She disappeared, she disappeared
Chorus
The sun ran out on a cold October
And where she ended up, no one knew
Chorus

2

Cecilia and the Satellite

3:44

(McMahon, Flannigan, & Grahn)
I locked myself in a hotel room
Then waited all night for the walls to move
I’ve loved some girls that I barely knew
I’ve made some friends, and I’ve lost some too
Crashed my car, I was seventeen
My mother in the seat riding next to me
The things I’ve learned from a broken mirror
How a face can change when a heart knows fear
For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you
If I could fly, then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I’d keep you safe, I’d keep you dry
Don’t be afraid, Cecilia, I’m the satellite
And you’re the sky
I’ve café crawled through Amsterdam
Been around the world with a punk rock band
And I’ve seen London, and I’ve played Japan
I’ve been knocked down, I got up again
For all the places I have been, I’m no place without you
Chorus
For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you
Chorus

3

High Dive

3:51

(McMahon & Viola)
I took the train home
Facing backwards
Another hopeless chase
Echo Park, Indian summer
I wrote a new song
About your new life
Like steps I retrace
Block letters in your little black notebook, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Headlight in the driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Out there on the high dive
You dance with your headphones on and I
Could watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song
Black jacket
A blue motorbike
Passed the mission in the moonlight
Teenagers in the alley kissing
Smell the gas burn
Saw your street sign
Doing 80 in a 45
Throwing shadows you could hear if you listen, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Chorus
Flashbacks get me close
But I’m staring at someone else’s
Headlights in your driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Meet me on the high dive
You’ll dance with your headphones on
So I can watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song

4

All Our Lives

3:53

(McMahon, Goldstein, & Lee)
I saw this old friend at the Eveleigh bar
Life hadn’t treated him so well
A heart so gold, and words so blue
In a body home from hell
He said, “If I could tell you one thing, I would tell you this:
There’s only one mistake that I have made
It’s giving up the music in my fingertips
By trying to get to heaven through my veins.”
All our lives
I watched you search beneath the fallen skies
This was no path to glory
You always walked before me
But you came back to warn me
All our lives
I saw this woman with tears in her eyes
Driving beside me yesterday
She turned her head, then I turned mine
And I watched her drive away
I thought, “If I could tell her something, I would tell her this:
There’s only two mistakes that I have made
It’s running from the people who could love me best
And trying to fix a world that I can’t change.”
Chorus
I remember being young and staring at my hands
In the middle of the night, the first light of the morning
My room like a church, voices down the hall
I barely made ‘em out, but sometimes you don’t want to know
Now that I’m older, I can tell you this:
The mornings I miss, but I don’t really miss the voices
You’ve got a choice, I’ve got the hands
Skeletons and plans, you’ve got to let ‘em go
Chorus

5

See Her On the Weekend

3:51

(McMahon)
Up around ten with a headache kicking
Guess I fell asleep with a cigarette
My girl’s back home with the morning sick
Got a baby on the way, not here yet
And I’m alright, I think we’re good
Yeah, I drink more than the doctors say I should
I’ve been a little hard to reach, but my girl is at the beach
And I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her at the end of the week
Friday comes, lately I’m sleeping
Until the sun fills up my rented room
I pack my things, get my car started
Yeah I’ve been gone but I’ll be home real soon
Cell phone’s dead, and she’s calling
Message box is full
Chorus
Cell phone’s dead, and she’s calling
Message box is full
Up around ten with a headache kicking
Guess I fell asleep with a cigarette
My girl’s back home with the morning sick
Got a baby on the way, not here yet
And I’m alright, I think we’re good
Yeah, I drink a little more than the doctors say I should
I’ve been a little hard to reach, but I know you’re at the beach
And I’ll see ya on the weekend
I’ll see ya on the weekend
I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her at the end of the week

6

Black and White Movies

4:08

(McMahon & Viola)
As the summer came and left with the rain
Pushing shadows down the road
In this old beach town when the sun goes down
All the grey turns into gold
Got no plans, just a feeling
I’m no architect at all
There’s a fan on the ceiling
And a telephone that you should call
Are you home tonight?
Are you laying in bed watching black and white movies?
All alone, tonight?
Do you ever rewind to the summer you knew me?
Black and white movies
You were out at dawn with a wetsuit on
That’s the picture in my mind
Now the waves still crash on the bonfire ash
That the tourists leave behind
Waves of sound, waves of static
Through the windows in my room
And the seeds that you planted
In a coffee cup, that never bloomed
Chorus
Are you home tonight?
Chorus

7

Driving Through a Dream

4:27

(McMahon & Viola)
Straighter than the flatline freeway
That’s the way your hair falls down
We could watch the trains from the tightrope
Chase the dark
Out here on a desert fault line
That’s the way the world goes ‘round
I’m losing track of time inside this racing heart
Your racing heart
Staring out the window with your head on my shoulder
Try to get some sleep, we’ll be driving through a dream
Riding through the heart of the dark that you fought like a soldier
Try to get some sleep, we’ll be driving through a dream
Clinging to your late-night courage
Anything to pass the time
Lying in the back seat trying not to fall apart
Waiting for your life to start
Chorus
And the night is long, the road is longer,
You say you sleep better when I’m awake
I’ll stay awake for you
Chorus

8

Halls

3:51

(McMahon & Viola)
Pouring rain in Tucson, Arizona
Checked into the Congress Hotel
Met the band in a bar next to the lobby
Looking for another story I could tell
When I left town we were headed for the altar
And I told you I’d be back before too long
Cut my hair, and I found me a new girlfriend
Thought a broken heart could write a perfect song
And it did, and I was right, so now you’re gone
You echo in the halls
I feel your shadow on this empty stage
I hear your music through the walls
I see your picture on the blank page
Oh, you echo in the halls
Played the show, left another message
Booked a ticket for tomorrow in Tempe
3 a.m., doing cartwheels down the hallway
I’ve been drinking since the day I set you free
But on this airport morning will you wait for me?
Chorus

9

Rainy Girl

3:03

(McMahon & Viola)
Rainy girl
I can’t wait to meet you
And I can’t wait to hear your name
And sing it to the skies above
Rainy girl
Wash away my memory
Swimming through infinity
For you will be my love
Sometimes when I’m falling in my dreams
I can feel you falling next to me
I guess we’re going everywhere together
Rainy girl
The sun is coming up for me
Blackbird on a wire sings
A song so blue
Chorus
Home at last, following a cloud
Chorus
Rainy girl
I can’t wait to meet you

10

Maps For the Getaway

4:00

(McMahon, Viola, & Flannigan)
Parked outside the house we used to live
And there’s a light left on inside
Think of all the days we spent
Orchestrating accidents
Lights that used to blind us
Somehow they will guide us through the night
Following the outline of your face
I can see your breath move in the dark
Through all the autopilot years
The tears of joy, the face of fear
Now that we’re not hiding
Somehow you’re still riding in my car
No cash in the bank, no paid holidays
All we have, all we have is
Gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time
Parked outside the house we used to live
Staring down the green roof and the walls
The balcony, the hills, the pain
The years of hope, the months of rain
Now that we’re outside it
I guess we survived it after all
Chorus
All we have is time
No white picket fence, no job with the government
All we have, all we have are
Mornings in bed, coffee and aspirin
All we have
No cash in the bank, no sign of yesterday
All we have, all we have
Is gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time

11

Lottery Ticket

3:17

12

Art School Girlfriend

3:53

13

Maps for the Getaway (Canyons Version)

3:57

Parked outside the house we used to live
And there’s a light left on inside
Think of all the days we spent
Orchestrating accidents
Lights that used to blind us
Somehow they will guide us through the night
Following the outline of your face
I can see your breath move in the dark
Through all the autopilot years
The tears of joy, the face of fear
Now that we’re not hiding
Somehow you’re still riding in my car
No cash in the bank, no paid holidays
All we have, all we have is
Gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time
Parked outside the house we used to live
Staring down the green roof and the walls
The balcony, the hills, the pain
The years of hope, the months of rain
Now that we’re outside it
I guess we survived it after all
Chorus
All we have is time
No white picket fence, no job with the government
All we have, all we have are
Mornings in bed, coffee and aspirin
All we have
No cash in the bank, no sign of yesterday
All we have, all we have
Is gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time

14

Cecilia and the Satellite (Canyons Version)

4:02

I locked myself in a hotel room
Then waited all night for the walls to move
I’ve loved some girls that I barely knew
I’ve made some friends, and I’ve lost some too
Crashed my car, I was seventeen
My mother in the seat riding next to me
The things I’ve learned from a broken mirror
How a face can change when a heart knows fear
For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you
If I could fly, then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I’d keep you safe, I’d keep you dry
Don’t be afraid, Cecilia, I’m the satellite
And you’re the sky
I’ve café crawled through Amsterdam
Been around the world with a punk rock band
And I’ve seen London, and I’ve played Japan
I’ve been knocked down, I got up again
For all the places I have been, I’m no place without you
Chorus
For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you
Chorus

15

Halls (Canyons Version)

3:47

Pouring rain in Tucson, Arizona
Checked into the Congress Hotel
Met the band in a bar next to the lobby
Looking for another story I could tell
When I left town we were headed for the altar
And I told you I’d be back before too long
Cut my hair, and I found me a new girlfriend
Thought a broken heart could write a perfect song
And it did, and I was right, so now you’re gone
You echo in the halls
I feel your shadow on this empty stage
I hear your music through the walls
I see your picture on the blank page
Oh, you echo in the halls
Played the show, left another message
Booked a ticket for tomorrow in Tempe
3 a.m., doing cartwheels down the hallway
I’ve been drinking since the day I set you free
But on this airport morning will you wait for me?
Chorus

16

High Dive (Canyons Version)

4:10

I took the train home
Facing backwards
Another hopeless chase
Echo Park, Indian summer
I wrote a new song
About your new life
Like steps I retrace
Block letters in your little black notebook, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Headlight in the driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Out there on the high dive
You dance with your headphones on and I
Could watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song
Black jacket
A blue motorbike
Passed the mission in the moonlight
Teenagers in the alley kissing
Smell the gas burn
Saw your street sign
Doing 80 in a 45
Throwing shadows you could hear if you listen, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Chorus
Flashbacks get me close
But I’m staring at someone else’s
Headlights in your driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Meet me on the high dive
You’ll dance with your headphones on
So I can watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song

1

Maps for the Getaway (Canyons Version)

3:57

Parked outside the house we used to live
And there’s a light left on inside
Think of all the days we spent
Orchestrating accidents
Lights that used to blind us
Somehow they will guide us through the night
Following the outline of your face
I can see your breath move in the dark
Through all the autopilot years
The tears of joy, the face of fear
Now that we’re not hiding
Somehow you’re still riding in my car
No cash in the bank, no paid holidays
All we have, all we have is
Gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time
Parked outside the house we used to live
Staring down the green roof and the walls
The balcony, the hills, the pain
The years of hope, the months of rain
Now that we’re outside it
I guess we survived it after all
Chorus
All we have is time
No white picket fence, no job with the government
All we have, all we have are
Mornings in bed, coffee and aspirin
All we have
No cash in the bank, no sign of yesterday
All we have, all we have
Is gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time

2

Cecilia and the Satellite (Canyons Version)

4:02

I locked myself in a hotel room
Then waited all night for the walls to move
I’ve loved some girls that I barely knew
I’ve made some friends, and I’ve lost some too
Crashed my car, I was seventeen
My mother in the seat riding next to me
The things I’ve learned from a broken mirror
How a face can change when a heart knows fear
For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you
If I could fly, then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I’d keep you safe, I’d keep you dry
Don’t be afraid, Cecilia, I’m the satellite
And you’re the sky
I’ve café crawled through Amsterdam
Been around the world with a punk rock band
And I’ve seen London, and I’ve played Japan
I’ve been knocked down, I got up again
For all the places I have been, I’m no place without you
Chorus
For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you
Chorus

3

Halls (Canyons Version)

3:47

Pouring rain in Tucson, Arizona
Checked into the Congress Hotel
Met the band in a bar next to the lobby
Looking for another story I could tell
When I left town we were headed for the altar
And I told you I’d be back before too long
Cut my hair, and I found me a new girlfriend
Thought a broken heart could write a perfect song
And it did, and I was right, so now you’re gone
You echo in the halls
I feel your shadow on this empty stage
I hear your music through the walls
I see your picture on the blank page
Oh, you echo in the halls
Played the show, left another message
Booked a ticket for tomorrow in Tempe
3 a.m., doing cartwheels down the hallway
I’ve been drinking since the day I set you free
But on this airport morning will you wait for me?
Chorus

4

High Dive (Canyons Version)

4:10

I took the train home
Facing backwards
Another hopeless chase
Echo Park, Indian summer
I wrote a new song
About your new life
Like steps I retrace
Block letters in your little black notebook, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Headlight in the driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Out there on the high dive
You dance with your headphones on and I
Could watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song
Black jacket
A blue motorbike
Passed the mission in the moonlight
Teenagers in the alley kissing
Smell the gas burn
Saw your street sign
Doing 80 in a 45
Throwing shadows you could hear if you listen, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Chorus
Flashbacks get me close
But I’m staring at someone else’s
Headlights in your driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Meet me on the high dive
You’ll dance with your headphones on
So I can watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song

1

Canyon Moon

3:10

(McMahon, Hollander, & Griffin)
The sun ran out on a cold October
Somewhere under the canyon moon
Camera jammed in a slow exposure
California in her rear view

She couldn’t handle another season
Another ocean of fiction blue
Said a prayer to a dashboard Jesus,
Death Valley and worn out shoes

Then the road turned into desert everywhere
The sun ran out on a cold October
She disappeared, she disappeared
Take all your troubles, put them to bed

Burn down the mission, the maps in your head
Shot like a bullet, don’t know the way
The ricochet, kind of got away from you
The leaves are falling, the church bells ringing
Marching band in a high school dream
Little town and a faded beauty
They still remember when she was queen
Then the road turned into desert everywhere
The leaves are falling, the church bells ringing
She disappeared, she disappeared
Chorus
The sun ran out on a cold October
And where she ended up, no one knew
Chorus

2

Cecilia and the Satellite

3:44

(McMahon, Flannigan, & Grahn)
I locked myself in a hotel room
Then waited all night for the walls to move
I’ve loved some girls that I barely knew
I’ve made some friends, and I’ve lost some too
Crashed my car, I was seventeen
My mother in the seat riding next to me
The things I’ve learned from a broken mirror
How a face can change when a heart knows fear
For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you
If I could fly, then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I’d keep you safe, I’d keep you dry
Don’t be afraid, Cecilia, I’m the satellite
And you’re the sky
I’ve café crawled through Amsterdam
Been around the world with a punk rock band
And I’ve seen London, and I’ve played Japan
I’ve been knocked down, I got up again
For all the places I have been, I’m no place without you
Chorus
For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you
Chorus

3

High Dive

3:51

(McMahon & Viola)
I took the train home
Facing backwards
Another hopeless chase
Echo Park, Indian summer
I wrote a new song
About your new life
Like steps I retrace
Block letters in your little black notebook, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Headlight in the driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Out there on the high dive
You dance with your headphones on and I
Could watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song
Black jacket
A blue motorbike
Passed the mission in the moonlight
Teenagers in the alley kissing
Smell the gas burn
Saw your street sign
Doing 80 in a 45
Throwing shadows you could hear if you listen, yeah
Flashbacks get me close
I’m almost there
Chorus
Flashbacks get me close
But I’m staring at someone else’s
Headlights in your driveway
You stand in the window waiting
The stars are out tonight
One million fires burning
Meet me on the high dive
You’ll dance with your headphones on
So I can watch you all night long
Dancing to someone else’s song

4

All Our Lives

3:53

(McMahon, Goldstein, & Lee)
I saw this old friend at the Eveleigh bar
Life hadn’t treated him so well
A heart so gold, and words so blue
In a body home from hell
He said, “If I could tell you one thing, I would tell you this:
There’s only one mistake that I have made
It’s giving up the music in my fingertips
By trying to get to heaven through my veins.”
All our lives
I watched you search beneath the fallen skies
This was no path to glory
You always walked before me
But you came back to warn me
All our lives
I saw this woman with tears in her eyes
Driving beside me yesterday
She turned her head, then I turned mine
And I watched her drive away
I thought, “If I could tell her something, I would tell her this:
There’s only two mistakes that I have made
It’s running from the people who could love me best
And trying to fix a world that I can’t change.”
Chorus
I remember being young and staring at my hands
In the middle of the night, the first light of the morning
My room like a church, voices down the hall
I barely made ‘em out, but sometimes you don’t want to know
Now that I’m older, I can tell you this:
The mornings I miss, but I don’t really miss the voices
You’ve got a choice, I’ve got the hands
Skeletons and plans, you’ve got to let ‘em go
Chorus

5

See Her On the Weekend

3:51

(McMahon)
Up around ten with a headache kicking
Guess I fell asleep with a cigarette
My girl’s back home with the morning sick
Got a baby on the way, not here yet
And I’m alright, I think we’re good
Yeah, I drink more than the doctors say I should
I’ve been a little hard to reach, but my girl is at the beach
And I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her at the end of the week
Friday comes, lately I’m sleeping
Until the sun fills up my rented room
I pack my things, get my car started
Yeah I’ve been gone but I’ll be home real soon
Cell phone’s dead, and she’s calling
Message box is full
Chorus
Cell phone’s dead, and she’s calling
Message box is full
Up around ten with a headache kicking
Guess I fell asleep with a cigarette
My girl’s back home with the morning sick
Got a baby on the way, not here yet
And I’m alright, I think we’re good
Yeah, I drink a little more than the doctors say I should
I’ve been a little hard to reach, but I know you’re at the beach
And I’ll see ya on the weekend
I’ll see ya on the weekend
I’ll see her on the weekend
I’ll see her at the end of the week

6

Black and White Movies

4:08

(McMahon & Viola)
As the summer came and left with the rain
Pushing shadows down the road
In this old beach town when the sun goes down
All the grey turns into gold
Got no plans, just a feeling
I’m no architect at all
There’s a fan on the ceiling
And a telephone that you should call
Are you home tonight?
Are you laying in bed watching black and white movies?
All alone, tonight?
Do you ever rewind to the summer you knew me?
Black and white movies
You were out at dawn with a wetsuit on
That’s the picture in my mind
Now the waves still crash on the bonfire ash
That the tourists leave behind
Waves of sound, waves of static
Through the windows in my room
And the seeds that you planted
In a coffee cup, that never bloomed
Chorus
Are you home tonight?
Chorus

7

Driving Through a Dream

4:27

(McMahon & Viola)
Straighter than the flatline freeway
That’s the way your hair falls down
We could watch the trains from the tightrope
Chase the dark
Out here on a desert fault line
That’s the way the world goes ‘round
I’m losing track of time inside this racing heart
Your racing heart
Staring out the window with your head on my shoulder
Try to get some sleep, we’ll be driving through a dream
Riding through the heart of the dark that you fought like a soldier
Try to get some sleep, we’ll be driving through a dream
Clinging to your late-night courage
Anything to pass the time
Lying in the back seat trying not to fall apart
Waiting for your life to start
Chorus
And the night is long, the road is longer,
You say you sleep better when I’m awake
I’ll stay awake for you
Chorus

8

Halls

3:51

(McMahon & Viola)
Pouring rain in Tucson, Arizona
Checked into the Congress Hotel
Met the band in a bar next to the lobby
Looking for another story I could tell
When I left town we were headed for the altar
And I told you I’d be back before too long
Cut my hair, and I found me a new girlfriend
Thought a broken heart could write a perfect song
And it did, and I was right, so now you’re gone
You echo in the halls
I feel your shadow on this empty stage
I hear your music through the walls
I see your picture on the blank page
Oh, you echo in the halls
Played the show, left another message
Booked a ticket for tomorrow in Tempe
3 a.m., doing cartwheels down the hallway
I’ve been drinking since the day I set you free
But on this airport morning will you wait for me?
Chorus

9

Rainy Girl

3:03

(McMahon & Viola)
Rainy girl
I can’t wait to meet you
And I can’t wait to hear your name
And sing it to the skies above
Rainy girl
Wash away my memory
Swimming through infinity
For you will be my love
Sometimes when I’m falling in my dreams
I can feel you falling next to me
I guess we’re going everywhere together
Rainy girl
The sun is coming up for me
Blackbird on a wire sings
A song so blue
Chorus
Home at last, following a cloud
Chorus
Rainy girl
I can’t wait to meet you

10

Maps For the Getaway

4:00

(McMahon, Viola, & Flannigan)
Parked outside the house we used to live
And there’s a light left on inside
Think of all the days we spent
Orchestrating accidents
Lights that used to blind us
Somehow they will guide us through the night
Following the outline of your face
I can see your breath move in the dark
Through all the autopilot years
The tears of joy, the face of fear
Now that we’re not hiding
Somehow you’re still riding in my car
No cash in the bank, no paid holidays
All we have, all we have is
Gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time
Parked outside the house we used to live
Staring down the green roof and the walls
The balcony, the hills, the pain
The years of hope, the months of rain
Now that we’re outside it
I guess we survived it after all
Chorus
All we have is time
No white picket fence, no job with the government
All we have, all we have are
Mornings in bed, coffee and aspirin
All we have
No cash in the bank, no sign of yesterday
All we have, all we have
Is gas in the tank, maps for the getaway
All we have, all we have is time

1

Synesthesia

4:21

I saw pictures from the space shuttle
North America at night
I could almost see my house
I could almost see the rest of my life
Now my mothers in the hospital
And my friends are in the news
Collecting trophies for the songs they wrote
When we lived in the shadow of the moon

Guess I never make a gold record
And I have never been to mars
But I've traveled 'round this world
Shooting fireworks at falling stars
No prison bars
And my fathers got a decent job
I hear he's finally pulling through
There's more to life than singing songs we write
When we are in the shadow of the moon

I see colors
When I hear your voice
Grab your wings they're putting gravity on trial
I see colors
I don't hear the noise
Because we're only flying for a while
Because we're only flying for a while

I saw this picture of my niece
Twisting high above a narrow beam
And my brother looked so proud
Like he woke up in this perfect dream
And I've know you all my life
But I knew you long before that too
Lets go dancing to the songs we wrote
When we lived in the shadow of the moon

I see colors
When I hear your voice
Grab your wings
They're putting gravity on trial
I see colors
I don't hear the noise
Sometimes you're only flying for a while
I could love you
In the falling rain
Grab your wings
This is a storm we're meant to ride
Like Synesthesia
Aboard a stalling plane
It's like we're only flying for a while

I see colors
When I hear your voice
Grab your wings
They're putting gravity on trial
I see colors
I don't fear the choice
Because we're only flying for a while
And I could love you
In the falling rain
Grab your wings
This is the storm we're meant to ride
Like Synesthesia
Aboard a stalling plane
Sometimes we're only flying for a while

I can see the colors running
When I hear the music play

2

Catching Cold

4:01

Looking in your eyes
I was waiting with my black umbrella
Wearing your disguise
Now you're only wasting time on me
I know your every move
Baby girl you used to make me nervous
Shuffling the pages
Talking through a violent sleep


It will only take a little while
'Til your highs will become your lows
Barely moving then your running wild
Catching fire like your catching cold

Waiting for the change
Like your waiting for the rain I'll be there
Standing in the shadows underneath our family tree
I know your every move
Baby girl you gave the blood that saved me
I'll never leave your side
Now you'll always be a part of me

It will only take a little while
'Til your highs will become your lows
Barely moving then your running wild
Catching fire like your catching cold
If the moonlight comes to steal your smile
Call me up when your eyes don't close
It will only take a little while
Catching fire like your catching cold cold

It will only take a little while
'Til your highs will become my lows
Barely moving then your running wild
Catching fire like your catching cold
If the moonlight comes to steal your smile
Call me up when your eyes don't close
Keep on moving don't go running wild
Catching fire like your catching cold cold

3

Learn to Dance

3:17

Another set of white lines
Followed until the morning
Another deep end, deep end dive
Into a cold pool cut with chlorine

We were only 15
When we had to shake the shadow
Of a spirit drifting
And learned to dance in a world where there's no tomorrow
Lets learn to dance in a world where there's no tomorrow
No tomorrow

You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
In this world you can learn to dance when there's no tomorrow
You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
In this world we can learn to dance when there's no tomorrow

She was my twin sister
We saw the world through different lenses
Thought we found forgiveness
Then cut her hands and her arms
on our mended, mended fences

But she learned to dance
But she learned to dance
You can learn to dance
In this world you can learn to dance when there's no tomorrow
You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
In this world we can learn to dance when there's no tomorrow

Now we live our own lives
But in the night when my spirits drifting
And I come up from the deep end dive
I see the eyes of my unborn children
And I'm filled with the love I will give them
Cause it's the love I was given
It's the love we were given
It's the love I will give them
To teach them

So they learn to dance
So they learn to dance
You can learn to dance
In this world you can learn to dance when there's no tomorrow
You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
You can learn to dance
In this world you can learn to dance when there's no tomorrow

4

After the fire

3:26

Why dream?
We're breaking out of this machine
Lets bathe the walls in gasoline
and watch the fires go

We'll burn this house
We'll raze the fence that keeps us in
The cabinets and the medicine
Beds like box cars in a row

And when the wave comes sweeping
The cold blood sleeping in your veins
Your veins
After the fire
The sun comes crashing
Through a could so black and full of rain
Of rain
After the fire
I swear one day
You will forget them locking us away
Away
After the fire

Locked in
The days will end as the begin
With yellow moonlight on your skin
This madhouse, it's no home
Let's go home
Get the matches
Cut the phone

And when the wave comes sweeping
The cold blood sleeping in your veins
Your veins
After the fire
The sun comes crashing
Through a could so black and full of rain
Of rain
After the fire
I swear one day
You will forget them locking us away
Away
After the fire

We were dancing with the ashes falling
We were singing by the open flame
Let it burn
Tomorrow is another day
We were dancing with the ashes falling
We were singing by the open flame
Let it burn
Tomorrow is another day

When the wave comes sweeping
The cold blood sleeping in your veins
Your veins
After the fire
The sun came crashing
Through a could so black and full of rain
Of rain
After the fire
I swear one day
We will forget them locking us away
Away
After the fire
We will forget them locking us away
Away
After the fire

1

My Racing Thoughts

04:19

She's a black cat hanging 'round my doorstep
I'll need all day tomorrow to recover from today
I was boxing with my shadow at a stoplight
When the clocks changed, yeah
It was midnight I was mixed up
When she called to drag the lake

I think I'm running short on inspiration
She's running long on borrowed time
We break with speed
That girl can read my racing thoughts
She asks the questions,
I take the floor, she takes her shots
Taught her a lesson about a forced confession
We break with speed
That girl can read my racing thoughts

My racing thoughts
My racing thoughts

So I'll try to keep her steady now
But steady's not her strong suit
I was raised going to church
But couldn't practice what they preached
And so I'm hiring a DJ for the
Eve of our destruction, yeah
It was midnight I was mixed up when
She found me on the beach

I think I'm running low on inspiration
She's running long on borrowed time
We break with speed
That girl can read my racing thoughts
She asks the questions
I take the floor, she takes her shots
Taught her a lesson about a forced confession
We break with speed
That girl can read my racing thoughts

My racing thoughts
My racing thoughts

I think I'm running short on inspiration,
She's running long on borrowed time
We break with speed,
That girl can read my racing thoughts
She asks the questions
I take the floor, she takes her shots
Taught her a lesson about a forced confession
We break with speed
That girl can read my racing thoughts

My racing thoughts
My racing thoughts
My racing thoughts
My racing thoughts
My racing thoughts

(She can read my, she can read my,
She can read my racing thoughts)

Whoa, oh
(She can read my, she can read my,
She can read my racing thoughts)

Whoa, oh
(She can read my, she can read my,
She can read my racing thoughts)

2

Release Me

03:16

I've been running such a long time
I've been hiding from the truth
I've been battered, been broken, been buried
Now I'm death proof, death proof

And I've been known to take a big chance
But I can't waste another shot at redemption
Oh, I'm ready don't let me go passing
Through the wrong hands, wrong hands
My confidence is in crisis mode
Your fingertips well they know the code

Release me and take another piece of me
And there won't be another left
C'mon release me, release me take another piece of me
And there won't be another left unless you let go
Unless you let go

I've been waiting for the sun to shine
Another winter ends, the winter's starting over
We met beside a land mine waiting for the wind to blow

Now I'm in trouble with these friends of mine
A change was in my blood, I lost my sense of direction
I dragged us to the bright light, life is like a TV show
My fuse is set, I'm pressing go
Your match is lit but it's burning slow

Release me and take another piece of me
And there won't be another left
C'mon release me, release me take another piece of me
And there won't be another left unless you let go

I'll be nothing but sand falling down
Through your fingers to the ground below
Through your fingers to the ground below

Yeah I've been running, I've been running
I've been running such a long time

Release me and take another piece of me
And there won't be another left
Try to believe me, release me take another piece of me
And there won't be another left unless you let go

Unless you let go

3

Television

03:37

Run around the spiral it's our choice now,
Up or down, days can seem so long
Holy ghost, I'm living with your voice now
But tonight, I'm sleeping with my television on
Come tomorrow they're be hell to pay and clouds across the sun

You were right I've always been a sinner
You were right I wasted all your time
You said it all, "We drank to much at dinner."
So tonight I'm sleeping with my television on
Come tomorrow they'll be hell to pay and clouds across the sun

You and I baby we're a broken record
Turn around we're making sound but only for the noise
And what if I could live like this, but not forever
And what if you could move the needle to a more forgiving song
And what if this, was never really broken all along
But for tonight, I'm sleeping with my television on

I'm sleeping with my TV on
Yeah I don't mind sleeping, not when there's flash and burn
Your colors dance beneath my bedroom door
Yeah I don't mind sleeping with my TV on

With my TV on
With my TV on
With my TV on
With my TV on, yeah

Come tomorrow
You're signaling the silence till the dawn

4

Amy, I

03:33

Snow on the ground in Tennessee
North came South at the tops of the trees
Another long winter trying to fight this freeze
Waiting but the cold's got a hold on me

Hold on me
Hold on to me

Amy I, I never felt this kind of cold before
Amy I, I may never feel this way again
I never felt this kind of cold

So give me a cloud there's so much at stake
Decided to walk, there was ice on the lake
Though I never worry 'cause it never breaks
Though I hear it cracking under my weight
Another long winter trying to fight this freeze
Waiting but the cold's got a hold on me

Hold on to me
So hold on to me

Amy, I, I never felt this kind of cold before
And Amy I, may never feel this way again
Feel this way again

Amy, I, I can hear your bare feet on my bedroom floor
But Amy I never felt this kind of cold
Never felt this kind of hold on me
Never felt this kind of cold on me
Never felt this Amy, I, never felt this Amy

Amy, I, I never felt this kind of cold before
Amy, I, may never feel this way again
Feel this way again

Amy, I, I hear your bare feet on my bedroom floor
But your not here anymore
And Amy, I never felt this kind of cold

5

Hey Hey Hey (We're All Gonna Die)

03:38

And keep your eyes on the road on the glass passenger
And I sing for a traveling band
Where I'll be tomorrow 'cause God only knows
It seems there's a science in hand
But I'll finish the shows when I land

I said hey, hey, hey
We're all gonna die
Hey hey hey
We're all gonna die
We're all gonna die someday

And New England turned gray found the old TLA
From the lands of my Polaroid camera
Labeled proud in New York's shows sold out
I noticed a change in the weather
It's gettin' cold could you hand me my sweater, yeah

And I said hey, hey, hey
We're all gonna die
Hey, hey, hey
We're all gonna die
We're all gonna die someday
Someday

So keep your eyes on the road on the glass passenger
I've return to scene of crime
With my bus and my band I'm taking a stand
So sleep with me just one more time

I said hey, hey, hey
We're all gonna die
Hey hey hey
We're all gonna die, yeah

Hey, hey, hey, we're all gonna die
We're all gonna die
Someday, someday

6

People, Running

03:40

We are just these people happy, tangled lives
We are only chemical and skin
Barely strapped in for this air conditioned drive
We are tired of waiting and still we stand in line
Yea, this is all addition by subtraction
A simple chain reaction of the mind

Yeah, we are just these people running around
And I am in no hurry to figure it out
We are just like oceans running aground in search of water
In search of water

We are just these people, such tragic little things
You take a girlfriend to a drug deal
Fall in love and now she wears a diamond ring
We are tired of waiting, all bandages and strings
Hold you together and keep you up enough
You drift in no direction so it seems

That we are just these people running around
And I am in no hurry to figure it out
We are just like oceans running aground in search of water
In search of water, in search of water

People living on the edge would never come, in search of water
People standing and watching people run, in search of water
Just watching people run

Yeah we are just these people running around
And there's no need to worry we'll figure it out
We are just these people running
People running around in search of water
Just watching people run

7

Amelia Jean

02:55

Amelia Jean, be a good little soldier
I drove to Richmond with your love in my back
Chasing trains won't stop you getting older
Amelia Jean, wait for me by the tracks

Drove eighty-four to the grave of Buddy Holly
I'm out the sunroof and full of Texas wind
Amelia Jean, is it warm back home in LA?
I'll write you when I know where to begin

Whoa, Amelia,
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
I can feel you
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
In my bones

Amelia Jean, you're such a brave little solider
I drove to Nashville when your sister called, concerned
Some people stay, some are born to run away
Amelia Jean, I'm sure you'll get your turn

Whoa, Amelia,
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
I can feel you
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
Whoa, Amelia,
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
I can feel you, I can feel you, in my bones

Amelia Jean, you went and married a solider
I swear I never meant to leave you in the rain
So I'll come back to take the weight off your shoulder
Amelia Jean, come on, let's chase the train
Come on

Whoa, Amelia,
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
I can feel you
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
Whoa, Amelia,
(I can feel you when the wind dies down)
I can feel you, I can feel you,
In my, in my bones

8

Platform Fire

03:31

I tore up like your baby blue jeans
I was stepping through a fog
Under pressure, but I'm feeling weightless
Can't let heaven's pin-striped shooting
Leave you carrying across
Across the desert when you're feeling faithless
After all, this haze is only temporary
Laughter falls on deaf ears in the auditorium

Stories stacked up so tall
And you don't talk me down
You'll talk me through
Bright lights on platform fire
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view

Scattered in the mist, I'm moving
It's getting hard for you to watch
You're under pressure when I'm feeling weightless
Up where tensions aren't computing
Where I've never fallen off
I guess I'd like to think your worry's wasted
Worry is wasted on me
After all, this haze may not be temporary
I heard you call
In the back row of the auditorium

Stories stacked up so tall
And you don't talk me down
You'll talk me through
yeah you talk me through
Bright lights on platform fire
on now, you're here for the view
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view

So tell me what you think
When you see me there
And tell me what you see
When the smoke is clear

Tore up like your baby blue jeans
I was stepping through a fog
Stories stacked up so tall
And you don't talk me down
You'll talk me through
Yeah, just like you always do
Bright lights on platform fire
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view

Bright lights on platform fire
I'm a man on a wire
You'll talk me through

9

Hostage

04:27

This might hurt
Come back to earth, come back to earth
We don't mean to drag you down
Thin air, slingshot
You always find somewhere to wander off
When I need you around

So you went to the last song and
You say it was your only friend

But I won't hold you hostage
And I won't set you free
I'll always leave the lights on
And you'll return to me
Please don't lose the keys
I won't hold you hostage
I won't hold you

Pain will cease
All things will pass
And this is gonna pass, pass
I'm just trying to keep you calm
Oh in the face of all your dreams
They might soon slip away
And miss you when they're gone
And we waited for the cab outside
I offer you a place to hide

But I won't hold you hostage
And I won't set you free
I'll always leave the lights on
And you'll return to me
Please don't lose the keys
I won't hold you hostage
Please don't lose the keys
I won't hold you hostage

This might hurt
Come back to earth,
Come back to earth yeah

I won't hold you hostage
And I won't set you free
I'll always leave the lights on
And you'll return to me
No I don't want your ransom
Just say you'll never leave
Just say you'll never leave
I'll always leave the lights on
And you'll return to me
Please don't lose the keys
I won't hold you hostage
Please don't lose the keys
I won't hold you hostage
Please don't lose the keys
I won't hold you hostage
I won't hold you

10

Restless Dream

03:55

One, two, three, four

I write you from this grounded airplane
I wonder how you've been and where you are
A letter to the one who slipped away
A letter for the things that never start

Oh my imagination running wild
Guess I've missed you from the day that we first met
Crazy, this fascination makes a sound like a twister in my mind
The restless dream we left behind I never will forget

It's funny how the words we never say
Can turn into the only thoughts we know
But Austin's just so very far away
And I cannot believe I let you go

Oh my imagination's running wild
Guess I've missed you from the day that we first met
Crazy, this fascination makes a sound like a twister in my mind
The restless dream we left behind I never will forget

This restless dream

And so I called you from the darkness of my room
You'll never be a memory, now you're a restless dream
A restless dream

And so I write to this address that I don't know
You said you had to leave and we lost track
So if you hear this on the radio
I've said it now and there's no turning back

Oh my imagination running wild
Guess I've missed you from the day that we first met
Crazy, this fascination makes the sound like a twister in my mind
The restless dream we left behind I never will forget

11

Casting Lines

03:41

You learn to run, you learn to race
Through life's unforgiving pace
These lines we're tracing to the truth
And stepping over endless cracks
I navigate these crooked paths
But all my roads lead back to you

And who are we to argue fate
And who is time to make us wait
I'm standing here with nothing left to prove

And we're still coming home
A thread through the unknown
Yeah, all the lines we cast into forever
Got tangled like some wreckage in the road
A road we walked alone but all the time
That's passed held us together
And all the lines we cast will bring us home
It's a long way but I'm coming home

And all the time I kept the score
I never grasped what love was for
You, you always gave me what I need
To know it's true and still
I strive to break the bonds and raise the sky
You tear the soil from the sea

But who am I to argue fate
Nd who are you to walk away
I'm standing here with nothing left to prove

And we're still coming home
A thread through the unknown
All the lines we cast into forever
Got tangled like some wreckage in the road
A road we walked alone
But all the time that's passed held us together
And all the lines we cast will bring us home
It's a long way but I'm coming home to you

And who are we to argue fate
And who am I to think this way
I'm standing here with nothing left to lose

And we're still coming home,
A thread through the unknown
Yeah, all the lines we cast into forever
Will come back when the weather hits the road
The road we walked alone
But all the time that's passed held us together
And all the lines we cast will bring us home
It's a long way but I'm coming home

You learn to run
You learn to race through life's unforgiving pace
These lines we're tracing to the truth

12

No Man Is An Island (Bonus Track)

03:14

13

Tend Days Gone (Bonus Track)

03:32

14

Dancing With A Gun (Bonus Track)

02:54

15

Broken Bird (Bonus Track)

02:54

1

Crashin

4:06

I wanna hear some music
Now that they’re driving us all underground
Not the radio music, or their satellites sing in this
In this town, in this town

I wanna hear some music
And with the rock stars I'll flicker and fade
Pirate radio music, I’m a ghost overground
On, on parade

And even if your voice comes back again
Maybe there’ll be no one listening
And even if I find the strength to stand
It Doesn’t mean I won’t go missing
And the world will come
Crashin

I wanna hear some music
I have been waiting down here for so long
Trying to write this big music,
With your breath in my face
But now, but now you’re gone

And even if your voice comes back again
Maybe there’ll be no one listening
And even if I find the strength to stand
It Doesn’t mean I won’t go missing
And the world will come,
Crashin

And the whole world comes
Down, down, words
Like all the water on this broken town
The freeway’s just like veins without a heart

And the world just comes
Crashin

And the whole world comes
Crashin

And even if your voice comes back again
Maybe there’ll be no one listening
And even if I find the strength to stand
It doesn’t mean I won’t go on

And even if your voice comes back again
Maybe there’ll be no one listening
And even if you find the strength to stand
It doesn’t mean you won’t go missing

And the world will come
Crashin

And the words will come
Crashin

And the music comes
Crashin

Down on me
Down on me

And the words will come
Crashin

And the words will come
Crashin

Down on me
So down on me…

2

Spinning

2:53

I’m keeping quiet 'til there are no more sirens
Lately it’s hard to keep the hinges on with all the noise
I’ll find my words when there is no one talking
The room is spinning, I have got no choice
Be patient, I am getting to the point.

I can’t remember when the earth turned slowly
So I just wait here with the lights turned out again
I lost my place but I can’t stop this story
I’ll find my way, but until then
I’m only spinning

I’m keeping quiet til the phone stops ringing
Lately it’s hard to disconnect, I just want something real
I’ll find my words if I can just stop thinking
The room is spinning, I have got no choice
Be patient, I am getting to the point.

I can’t remember when the earth turned slowly
So I just wait here with the lights turned out again
I lost my place but I can’t stop this story
I’ll fing my way, but until then
I’m only spinning

Spin beneath the rooftop
Hold on, wait until the room stops
Spinning

I can’t remember when the earth turned slowly
So I just wait here with the lights turned out again
I lost my place but I can’t stop this story
I’ll find my way, but in the end
We’re only spinning

I keep forgetting when the earth turned slowly
So I just wait nil the lights come on again
I lost my place but I can’t stop this story
I’ll find my way, but until then
I’m only spinning

Spinning
Spinning

3

Swim

4:16

You gotta swim
Swim for your life
Swim for the music
That saves you
When you’re not so sure you’ll survive
You gotta swim
Swim when it hurts
The whole world is watching
You haven’t come this far
To fall off the earth
The currents will pull you
Away from your love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the dawn
Memories like bullets
They fired at me from a gun
Crack in the armor
I swim for brighter days
Despite the absence of sun
Choking on salt water
I’m not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
Through nights that wont end
Swim for your families
Your lovers, your sisters
And brothers and friends
Yeah you gotta swim
Through wars without cause
Swim for the lost politicians
Who don’t see their greed is a flaw
The currents will pull us
Away from our love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the dawn
Memories like bullets
They fired at me from a gun
Crack in the armor ya
I swim for brighter days
Despite of the absence of sun
Choking on salt water
I’m not giving in
I’m not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
Swim in the dark
There’s no shame in drifting
Feel the tide shifting and wait for the spark
Yeah you gotta swim
Don’t let yourself sink
Just find the horizon
I promise you it’s not as far as you think
The currents will drag us away from our love

Just keep your head above
Just keep your head above
Swim
Just keep your head above
Swim, swim
Just keep your head above
Swim

4

American Love

3:43

You see I got this American Love
A brand new planet in the solar system
I'll kiss her neck but I just can’t look her in the eye
You leave for college at the turn of autumn
I spent the winter diving to the bottom
I'll kiss your neck but I just can’t look you in the eye
yeaaahh

Big hearts big hearts
Big hearts are for breaking
(big hearts are for breaking)
Big hearts big hearts
Big hearts are for breaking

You see I got this critical conscience
A brand new black hole in the solar system
I dig my grave but I just cant stand to step inside

And when they find out they’ll sound every siren
Break the door down to find the baby crying
You thought I knew its just not right to tell a lie

Big hearts big hearts
Big hearts are for breaking
(big hearts are for breaking)
Big hearts big hearts
Big hearts are for breaking

Now there’s no turning back
In the face of the sweat we share
There’s nowhere to run
We were so unprepared
It’s a new heart attack
Brand new bricks on my back
But don’t say a word or they might find us there

You see I got this American love
A hidden planet in the solar system
But keep your eyes shut I just can't stand to say goodbye

Big hearts big hearts
Big hearts are for breaking
(big hearts are for breaking)
Big hearts big hearts
Big hearts are for breaking

5

What gets you off

5:13

It was last night
At our empty warehouse party
And there in the black light
I could see the tattoos glowing on your body

She said to meet her there
Beside the power station
And she said she’d let me stare
If the chemicals don’t keep her waiting

Well I’m always coming down from the night before where I left you
I’m always coming down, but I’m doing my best to get caught
I’m always coming down from the night before well I bet you
To hear what gets you off
What gets you off?
What gets you off?
Yeah, what gets you off?

Well I’m always coming down from the night before where I left you
I’m always coming down, but I’m doing my best to get caught
We’re always coming down from the night before well I bet you
To hear what gets you off
What gets you off?
What gets you off?

6

Suicide Blonde

3:28

There is no world wrapping me up
I’ve got a view from the valley
Living well but we’re dying young
To bankrupt a blue sky

I saw the post office from the book
On my way to the west side
Going broke but I’m feeling good
I brought my girl to keep me with it

She’s a suicide blonde
Dyed by her own hand
Suicide blonde
She’s part of the big plan
She’s part of the big plan

Got a job at the DMV
And a call from my father
Got my news from the CNN
Like sheep to the slaughter

Watched the planes landing from the roof
Of my treehouse in Burbank
I had that dream I was taking off
I brought my girl to keep me with it

She’s a suicide blonde.
Dyed by her own hand
Suicide blonde
Part of the big plan
She’s part of the big plan

I got a girl, got a girl, got a girl
To keep me with it
Got a girl, got a girl, got a girl
To keep me with it
Got a girl, got a girl, got a girl
Gotta keep me with it
She’s a suicide blonde

Dyed by her own hand
Suicide blonde
She’s part of the big plan
She’s part of the big plan, yeah

She’s part of the big plan

(and I don't need nothing just drive)
She’s part of the big plan…

7

Annie Use Your Telescope

3:08

It started feeling like October
I got stranded on the road
You know where to find me
Anytime you want me Annie
Annie, use your telescope

So they made my life into a movie
As if I could forget those years
But I know where the time’s gone
Just not where my mind’s been wandering
Annie, use your telescope

Your telescope
Annie, use your telescope

When it’s late, don’t stop looking
Where my eyes turn to glass
When it’s late, don’t stop
Annie, I will make it.

Hello? Is there anybody out there?
Hello? I’m only getting farther from earth

It started feeling like October
Annie, use your telescope
Telescope

When it’s late, don’t stop looking
(Annie, use your telescope)
Where my eyes turn to glass
When it’s late, don’t stop
(Annie, use your telescope)
Annie, I will make it back

When it’s late, don’t stop looking
(Annie, use your telescope)
Where my eyes turn to glass
When it’s late, don’t stop
Annie, I will make it
(your telescope)
Annie, I will make it
(your telescope)
Annie, I will make it

Annie, I will make it

8

Bloodshot

3:58

She walks to the mailbox each morning at nine
Every day she begins she’s always one day behind
At least when it comes to the mail

She sits on the balcony paying the bills
No letters just ashing her cigarettes onto the sill
Every breath a little more pale

And the hill’s still left to climb
Is just so

High
And I’m so
Tired
Come on look me in my bloodshot eyes
The clouds are all on
Fire
It’s just so
High
And I’m so
Tired
Come on look me in my bloodshot eyes
The clouds are all on

He sits in his basement from midnight ’til four
Painting pictures that nobody sees from his days in the war
Canvases bathed in bright red, red
He heats up the shower, he paces the hall
He’ll scrub for an hour or more but he won’t get it all
The paint in his fingernail beds

The hill’s still left to climb
Is just so

High
And I’m so
Tired
Come on look me in my bloodshot eyes
The clouds are all on
Fire
It’s just so
High
And I’m so
Tired
Come on look up at the bloodshot sky
The clouds are all on
Fire
The clouds are all on
Fire
The clouds are all on

We wait in valleys while the clouds come in
We see no shadows, ’cause a shadow’s all there is
And we climb,
And we climb

But it’s just so
High
And I’m so
Tired
Come on look me in my bloodshot eyes
The clouds are all on
Fire
It’s just so
High
And I’m so
Tired
Come on look up at the bloodshot sky
The clouds are all on
Fire
The clouds are all on
Fire
The clouds are all on
The clouds are all on
Fire
The clouds are all on
Fire

9

Drop Out - The So Unknown

3:33

I wukkgive you this confession
I am taking you with me
Where we can contemplate our chemistry

And your eyes were lined with questions
With the blood rushing the waves
To take this feeling with us to our graves
To our graves

I get the feeling we’re so misdirected
I get the feeling we have lost control
Tune in I’ll turn you to the new religion
We’re dropping out into the so unknown
The so unknown, yeah.

And we won’t wake up on Sunday
So I’m building us a church
Where we can sleep in
With the gods at work

And our friends will write us letters
They’ll never understand why we don’t call
We’re hiding out until the empire falls
Let it fall

I get the feeling we’re so misdirected
I get the feeling we have lost control
Tune I’ll turn you to the new religion
We’re dropping out into the so unknown

If we have lost control,
We’re drifting slow
Into the so unknown

If we have lost control,
We’re drifting slow
And so we drop out

And I’ll give you this confession,
I am taking you with me.

I get the feeling we’re so misdirected
I get the feeling we have lost control
Tune in I’ll turn you to the new religion
We’re dropping out into the so unknown

I get the feeling we got disconnected
I get the feeling we have lost control
Til then I’ll turn you to the new religion
We’re dropping out into the so unknown

The so unknown, yeah
The so unknown
The so unknown, yeah

10

Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby)

4:34

These hammers and strings
Been following me around
From a box filled garage
To the dark punk rock clubs
Of 1000 American crowds
And my friend calls me up
She says, “how have you been?”
I say, “dear I’ve been well,
Yeah the money’s come in
But I miss you like hell
I still hear you in this
Old piano, yeah.”
She says, “Andy, I know
That we don’t talk as much
But I still hear your ghost
In these old punk rock clubs
Come on, write me a song
Give me something to trust
Just promise you won’t let it be
Just the keys that you touch.”

Give me something to believe in
A breath from the breathing
So write it down
I don’t think that I’ll close my eyes
‘Cause lately I’m not dreaming
So what’s the point in sleeping?
It’s just that at night
I’ve got nowhere to hide
So I'll write you a lullaby
A lullaby

These hammers and strings
Been following me around
Behind passenger vans
Through the snow, dirt, and sands
Of 1000 American towns
And my friend calls me up
With her heart heavy still
She says, “Andy, the doctors
Prescribed me the pills.
But I know I’m not crazy.
I just lost my will.
So why am I, why am I
Taking them still?”

I need something to believe in
A breath from the breathing
So write it down,
I don’t think that I’ll close my eyes
‘Cause lately I’m not dreaming
So what’s the point in sleeping?
It’s just that at night,
I’ve got nowhere to hide

To the sleepless, this is my reply:
I will write you a lullaby,
A lullaby.

Give me something to believe in
So write it down,
I don’t think that I’ll close my eyes
‘Cause lately I’m not dreaming
So what’s the point in sleeping?
It’s just that at night
I’ve got nowhere to hide

To the sleepless, this is my reply:
I’ll write you a lullaby
A lullaby, a lullaby, a lullaby.

11

The Resolution

3:06

There’s a lot that I don’t know
There’s a lot that I’m still learning
When I think I’m letting go
I find my body it’s still burning

And you hold me down
And you got me living in the past
Come on and pick me up
Somebody clear the wreckage from the blast

Yeah I’m alive
But I don’t need a witness
To know that I survive
I’m not looking for forgiveness
Yeah I just need light
I need light in the dark
As I search for the resolution

And the bars are finally closed
So I try living in the moment
But the moment it just froze
And I felt sick and so alone

I could hear the sound
Of your voice still ringing in my ear
I’m going underground
But you’ll find me anywhere I fear

Yeah I’m alive
But I don’t need a witness
To know that I survive
I’m not looking for forgiveness
Yeah I just need light
I need light in the dark
As I search for the resolution
I need light in the dark
As I search for the resolution

The resolution (it's a long road back from hell)
The resolution (some stories I will never tell)

(annie, I'm almost home)

And you hold me down
Yeah you hold me down

Yeah I’m alive
But I don’t need a witness
To know that I survive
I’m not looking for forgiveness

Yeah I’m alive
But I don’t a witness
To know that I survive
I’m not looking for forgiveness
Yeah I just need light
I need light in the dark
As I search for the resolution
I need light in the dark
As I search for the resolution

I need light
I need light
(Light the dark as I search for the resolution)
Resolution
(Light in the dark as I search for the resolution)
Resolution
(Light in the dark as I search for the resolution)

12

Orphans

2:39

I'm looking for a sign
My spirit’s faded
She holds on like a vine
Patterns in traffic
That sound just like my heart
Race in the dark
In time to catch you.
No one should let you
Go wandering off into the night
You’re not an orphan.

I keep waiting for my breath
To come back never
So take what I have left
Patterns in traffic
That pulse just like my heart
Racing the dark
In time to catch you
No one should let you
Go wandering off into the night
You’re not an orphan
Right there to catch you
I won’t forget you
but now you’re wandering to the night
But you’re no orphan
You’re not an orphan

I never thought the day would come
(you’re not an orphan)
They tell me that you’ve finally run
(you’re not an orphan)
I guess you always said you would someday
(you’re not an orphan)

I never thought the day would come
(you’re not an orphan)
They tell me that you’ve finally run
(you’re not an orphan)
I guess you always said you would someday
(you’re not an orphan)

13

Caves

8:19

I’m caught
Somewhere in between
Alive
And living a dream.
No peace
Just clicking machines
In the quiet of compazine
The walls caved in on me

And she sings
My bird dressed in white
And she stings
My arm in the night
I lay still
Still I’m ready to fight
Have my lungs
But you can’t take my sight
The walls caved in
Tonight.

And out here
I watch the sun circle the earth
The marrows collide in rebirth
In God’s glory praise
The spirit calls out from the caves
The walls fell and there I lay
Saved.

The walls are caving in
As far as I can see
The walls are caving in
The doors got locked for sure
There’s no one here but me

Beat my body like a rag doll
you stuck your needles in my hip
Said ‘we’re not gonna lie
Son, you just might die
Get you on that morphine drip, drip'

The walls are caving in
As far as I can see
The walls are caving in
The doors got locked for sure
There’s no one here but me

I fought a war to walk a gang plank
Into a life I left behind
Windows leading to the past
Think it’s time I broke some glass
Get this history off my mind

And what if we were buried forever
Like the past never happened
And time did not exist for us at all?
I still think we’d still be traveling together
Through all kinds of weather
Everything’s a piece of everyone

As far as I can see
The walls are caving in
Doors got locked for sure
But I see these doors have keys

Walls are caving in
As far as I can see
The walls are caving in
The doors got locked for sure
There’s no one here but me
There’s no one here but me
No one here but me, yeah.
There’s no one here but me
No one here but me

14

Miss California

3:54

I called Jesus but he didn’t check his phone today,
Oh, there’s my summer girl
I’ve been wanting her
I hear she’s got a boyfriend
Thought I could leave her for a season but it just got cold
Yeah, it’s a lonely hour in my cellphone tower,
Broken down transmission.

But I’m gonna take you to my boxcar on the beach
And I’m gonna hang the sun above your bed
And soak your hair in bleach

You’ll be missed Miss California
You’ll be kissed by only me
When they can’t find you you’ll turn into a mystery
but you’re no mystery to me, Miss California

I called Jesus but he heard I hurt his little girl, yeah,
with my reckless stare, I’ve been so unfair
Misplacing my affections
She had a reason not to take me back into her care
Oh, I’m just a stray dog now, I can beg or bow
Just give me some direction.

But I’m gonna take you to the mansion where I hide
and I’m gonna paint a diamond on your hand
And you will be my bride
You’ll be missed Miss California
You’ll be kissed by only me
When they can’t find you you’ll turn into a mystery
But you’re no mystery to me, Miss California
Miss California
I’ll be around, I’ll be around.

You’ll be missed Miss California.
You’ll be kissed by only me.
When they can’t find you you’ll turn into a mystery
But not to me.

You’ll be missed Miss California
We’ll be married in the rain
When they can’t find you I’m sure I’ll be the one they blame
But they can’t prove anything
Miss California
Miss California
I’ll be around

1

Holiday from Real

2:58

She thinks I’m much too thin
She asks me if I’m sick
What’s a girl to do
With friends like this?
She lets me drive her car
So I can score an eighth
From the lesbians
Out west in Venice

Oh, California in the Summer
And my hair is growing long
Fuck yeah, we can live like this

But if you left it up to me
Everyday would be
A holiday from real
We’d waste our weeks
Beneath the sun
We’d fry our brains
And say it’s so much fun out here
But when it’s all over
I’ll come back for another year

I’ll look for work today
I’m spilling out the door
Put my glasses on
So no one sees me
I never thought that
I’d be living on your floor
But the rents are high
And LA’s easy

Oh, it’s a picture of perfection
And the postcards gonna read
“Fuck yeah we can live like this…
We can live like this”

But if you left it up to me
Everyday would be
A holiday from real
We’d waste our weeks
Beneath the sun
We’d fry our brains
And write it’s so much fun out here

Hey Madeline
You sure look fine
You wore my favorite sweater
Being poor was never better
A safety buzz
Some cheap red wine
Oh, the trouble we can get in
So let’s screw this one up right

But if you left it up to me
Everyday would be
A holiday from real
We’d waste our weeks
Beneath the sun
We’d lie and tell our friends
It’s so much fun out here
But when it’s all over
I’ll come back for another year

When it’s all over
I’ll come back for another
When it’s all over
I’ll come back for another year

2

The Mixed Tape

3:14

This is morning
That’s when I spend the most time
Thinking ’bout what I’ve given up
This is a warning
When you start the day just to close the curtains
You’re thinking ’bout what I’ve given up

Where are you now?
As I’m swimming through the stereo
I’m writing you a symphony of sound
Where are you now?
As I rearrange the songs again
This mix could burn a hole in anyone
But it was you I was thinking of

I read your letter
The one you left when you broke into my house
Retracing every step you made
And you said you meant it
And there’s a piece of me in every single
Second of every single day
But if it’s true then tell me how it got this way

Where are you now?
As I’m swimming through the stereo
I’m writing you a symphony of sound
Where are you now?
As I rearrange the songs again
This mix could burn a hole in anyone
But it was you I was thinking of

And I can’t get to you
I can’t get to you
I can’t get to you

Where are you now?
As I’m swimming through the stereo
I’ll conduct a symphony of sound
Where are you now?
As I rearrange the songs again
I swear to God this mix could sink the sun
But it was you I was thinking of

And this is my mixed tape for her
It’s like I wrote every note
With my own fingers

3

Bruised

3:17

I’ve got my things, I’m good to go
You met me at the terminal
Just one more plane ride and it’s done

We stood like statues at the gate
Vacation’s come and gone too late
There’s so much sun where I’m from
I had to give it away, had to give you away

And we spent four days on an
Island at your family’s old hotel
Sometimes perfection can be
It can be perfect hell, perfect…

Hours pass, and she still counts the minutes
That I am not there, I swear I didn’t mean
For it to feel like this
Like every inch of me is bruised, bruised
And don’t fly fast. Oh, pilot can you help me?
Can you make this last? This plane is all I got
So keep it steady, now
Cause every inch you see is bruised

I lace my Chucks, I walk the aisle
I take my pills, the babies cry
All I hear is what’s playing through
The in-flight radio
Now every word of every song
I ever heard that made me wanna stay
Is what’s playing through
The in-flight radio, and I
And I am, finally waking up

Hours pass, and she still counts the minutes
That I am not there, I swear I didn’t mean
For it to feel like this
Like every inch of me is bruised, bruised
Don’t fly fast. Oh, pilot can you help me?
Can you make this last? This plane is all I got
So keep it steady, now
Cause every inch you see is bruised, yeah

So read your books, but stay out late
Some nights, some nights, and don’t think
That you can’t stop by the bar
You haven’t shown your face here since the bad news
Well I’m here till close, with fingers crossed
Each night cause your place isn’t far

And hours pass, and hours pass

She still counts the minutes
That I am not there, I swear I didn’t mean
For it to feel like this
Like every inch of me is bruised, bruised
And don’t fly fast. Oh, pilot can you help me?
Can you make this last? This plane is all I got
So keep it steady, now
Cause every inch you see is bruised, bruised, bruised

4

I'm Ready

3:55

(And today was a day just like any other)

I’m on the verge, I’m on the verge
Unraveling with every word
With every word you say, make me believe
That I won’t feel your tires on the street
As I’m finding the words… you’re getting away

I come undone, oh yes, I do
Just think of all the thoughts wasted on you
And every word you say, say something sweet
Cause all I taste is blood between my teeth
As I’m finding the words… you’re getting away

Well I’m ready, I’m ready to drop
I’m ready, I’m ready so don’t stop
I’m ready so don’t stop, Keep pushing
I’m ready to fall, I’m ready
I’m ready so don’t call, I’m ready so don’t call

I am aware, I’ve been misled
I disconnect my heart, my head
Don’t wanna recognize when things go bad
The things that you’ll accept
Except that I am finding the words… to say

I’m ready, I’m ready to drop
I’m ready
I’m ready so don’t stop
I’m ready so don’t stop

(I wake up to find it’s another
Four aspirin morning, and I dive in
I put on the same clothes I wore yesterday.
When did society decide that we have to change
And wash a tee shirt after every individual use:
If it’s not dirty, I’m gonna wear it.
I take the stairs to the car
And there’s fog on the windows.
(And I’m Finding the words…)
I need caffeine in my blood stream,
I take caffeine to the blood stream.
I grip the wheel and all at once I realize:
(And you’re getting away…)
My life has become a boring pop song
And everyone’s singing along.)

Well, I’m ready, to drop, well, I’m ready
I’m ready so don’t stop
Well, keep pushing, I’m ready to fall
Well, I’m ready, I’m ready so don’t call
I’m ready so don’t call, oh… oh… oh…

(Don't stop me, I'm ready, don't stop I already let go)

5

La La Lie

3:54

Guess what I’m done
Writing you songs
You’ll give up your job at the bank
Proving money’s not fun when you’re gone
So this is the first verse
It’s not very long
But I’m ready to move on

Guess what I’m done
Writing your book
The ending got twisted around
But for all of the hell that it took
The electrical wires
They’ll hum in the walls
In the room that I rent now without you

I’ve got friends who
La La Lie
Will help me pull through
La La Lie
La La La Lie
The spaceman that can’t get high
I’m coming back to my girl by July

That’s right

So guess what I’m done
Drawing your pictures
I’m dulling the day with a drink
In a parking garage by the theatre
We met for a movie
Every scene was a sign
We made out through their meaning

Well I’ve got friends who
La La Lie
Will help me pull through
La La Lie
La La La Lie
The spaceman that can’t get high
I’m coming back to my girl by July

Guess what I’m done
Writing you songs
I’m far too unstable to settle
I doubt that the doctors are wrong
So I’ll wait by a palm tree, a palm tree, a palm tree

Well I’ve got friends
La La Lie
To help me pull through
La La Lie
La La La Lie
The spaceman that can’t get high
I’m coming back to my girl by July

Well I’ve got friends who
La La Lie
Will help me pull through
La La Lie
This song for a long goodbye
I’m coming back
I’m coming back to my girl
Back to my girl

This song for a long goodbye
I’m coming back to my girl by July

6

Dark Blue

4:11

I have (I have) you breathing down my neck (breathing down my neck)
I don’t (don’t know) what you could possibly expect under this condition so
I’ll wait (I’ll wait) for the ambulance to come (ambulance to come)
Pick us up off the floor
What did you possibly expect under this condition so

Slow down.. this night’s a perfect shade of
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room when I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning and burning down
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room well I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning ’til there’s nothing but dark blue
Just dark blue

This flood (this flood) is slowly rising up swallowing the ground
Beneath my feet, Tell me how anybody thinks under this condition so
I’ll swim (I’ll swim) as the water rises up, sun is sinking down
And now all I can see are the planets in a row
Suggesting it’s best that I slow down

This night’s a perfect shade of
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room when I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning and burning down
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room well I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning dark blue

We were boxing
We were boxing the stars
We were boxing
You were swinging for Mars
And then the water reached the West Coast
And took the power lines
And it was me and you
And the whole town under water
There was nothing we could do
It was dark blue

Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room well I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning and burning down
Dark blue
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room well I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning now there’s nothing but dark blue

If you’ve ever been alone you'll know, dark blue
If you’ve ever been alone you’ll know (you’ll know)

7

Miss Delaney

3:44

Finally, I’m letting go
Of all my downer thoughts
In no time there’ll be
One less sad robot
Looking for a chance to be
Something more than just metal
Now I’m going part time
With a film projectionist
And she’s the vinyl queen
From my surfer dream
She likes the beach boys
More than radio metal
And she’s so good
But, she’s no good for me

Oh, Miss Delaney
What’s the matter?
You waited by the window
I waited by the door
Oh, Miss Delaney
Where’s your boyfriend?
He isn’t up in heaven, so
Why treat him like he’s dead

(It’s not that everyday
Everyday is coming up
With the green grass
But the times passed, when
I think of you
Whenever I’m at dinner)

Finally
I’ve found someone to dull this lonely scene
I don’t spend my nights searching for earthquakes
It’s biblical how fucked my sleep can be
But she won’t sleep with me

Oh, Miss Delaney
What’s the matter?
You waited by the window
I waited by the door
Oh, Miss Delaney
Where’s your boyfriend?
He isn’t up in heaven, so
Why treat him like he’s dead
Like he’s dead, like he’s dead

From here you can find everything
Arin, I
Would never lie to you

Oh, Miss Delaney, Miss Delaney
Whatcha sad for?
You waited by the window
And I was kicking down your door
Oh, Miss Delaney
Where’s your boyfriend?
(Where’s your boyfriend)
He isn’t up in heaven, so
Why treat him like he’s dead

Oh, Miss Delaney

8

Kill The Messenger

3:24

Oh my God, this hurts like hell
I had that dream again where
I was lost for good in outer space
Tell me, doctor, how to shake
A waking nightmare that is only
Worse when I am sleeping

Kill the messenger
I swear it’s not me
It’s just someone I used to know
And get to church cause you’re a good girl
And I never told you that
And all I need from you
Could be the thing that
Leaves us both up here forever
I’m gonna send a little rain your way
I’m gonna send a little rain…

It’s not so easy, caving in
I walked by your apartment twice today
While you were gone at work
And all the colors got so dim
It’s not as cold out here
But come quick, I am losing feeling

Kill the messenger
I swear it’s not me
It’s just someone I used to know
And get to church cause you’re a good girl
And I never told you that
And all I need from you
Could be the thing that
Leaves me locked up here forever
I’m gonna send a little rain your way
I’m gonna send a little rain, send a little rain

I’m gonna send a little rain to pour down on you
Rain that makes the flowers bloom
Rain to leave you all alone
But keep eyelashes falling
And wishes washed away

Kill the messenger
I swear it’s not me
It’s just someone I used to know
And get to church cause you’re a good girl
And he never told you that
And all I need from you
Could be the thing that
Leaves us both up here forever
I’m gonna send a little rain your way
I’m gonna send a little rain…
I’m gonna send a little rain your way

9

Rescued

3:56

Two to one
Static to the sound of you and I
Undone for the last time
And there this was
Hiding at the bottom of your
Swimming pool some September
And don’t you think
I wish I could stay
Your lips give you away

I can hear it, a jet engine
Through the center of the storm
And I’m thinking I’d
Prefer not to be rescued

Two to none
Roads that lead away from this
I’m following myself just this once
And I got spun
It appears you’re spun as well
It happens when you pay attention
This could take all year, but

When it’s quiet, does she hear me?
Jettisoned to the center of the storm
And I’m thinking I'd
Prefer not to be rescued
Oh, I can feel her, she’s dying
Just to keep me cold
I’m finally numb, so please
Don’t get me rescued… rescued…

And it’s unclear
But this may be my last song
Oh, I, I can tell
She’s raising hell to give to me
She got me warm
So please don’t get me rescued
Oh, say you’ll miss me one last time
I’ll be strong, but whatever you do
Please don’t get me rescued…

‘Cause I’m feeling like
I might need to be near you
And I feel alright, so please
Don’t get me rescued…

10

MFEO Pt. 1 - Made for Each Other / Pt. 2 - You Can Breathe

8:01

I swim across an ocean
It’s my mattress in the basement
I’m sweating out excuses
That would make your stomach turn
The road we drove last night
Stretched from the desert to Las Vegas
We filled our cups, and lit one up
The snow began to burn

Oh maybe, we were made
We were made for each other
Is it possible for the
World to look this way forever?

I talked so much, I’m sure
I didn’t realize I’d gone crazy
Didn’t catch my bloody nose
Or that my heart tried to explode
I still live with my High School friends
Some people never change at all
We’re still the same impulsive drunks
We were when we were small
(Someone get this man to a hospital!)

Oh, maybe, we were made
We were made for each other
Is it possible for the
World to look this way forever?

And I'm a long (a long way) from from a firework days
But i still like to burn, burn, burn
I’m always (I’m always) in the haze of a car crash
The orange airbag dust covers everything
in gold, everything

And maybe, we were made
We were made for each other
Is it possible for the
World to look this way forever?
Ahhh, Ahhh…

————————–

You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out
You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out on you

You waited for me in the rain
In the parking lot
Cold hands, lips blue
Clothes stuck to you
You could have phoned me for a ride
It’s a mess out there
you said the rain’s the rain
Some air’d be good for you
(you can breathe, you can breathe now)
Well good for you
(you can breathe, but the air is running out)

You get in my car
Where its warm
You cannot forget
skin new, hands true
My hands all over you
so what's another night
The seats rolled back?
We can’t see,
The rains the rain
Some air’d be good for you

You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out
You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out on you

And you walked for miles down
The shores of California to the
Coast of Mexico where you could hide
And no one’d have to know

You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out
You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out (on you now)

You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out
You can breathe, you can breathe now
You can breathe, but the air is running out on you
Running out on you

(And Maybe, we were made for each other)
(You can breathe but the air is running out)
(And Maybe, the world will look like this forever)
(And Maybe, we were made for each other)
(You can breathe but the air is running out)
(And Maybe, the world will look like this forever)
(And Maybe, we were made for each other)
(And Maybe, we were made for each other)

11

Into the Airwaves

4:07

From an empty room on the first floor
As the cars pass by the liquor store
I deconstruct my thoughts at this piano
And it’s all that I can do to stay
With all the things I didn’t say to you
Before you moved across the country
And from the burning building where I lay
As I watch the stars become the day
The L.A. girls were lacing up their sneakers
They run the boardwalks and the beach
This fishbowl life is all they need
It’s everything I needed, too
Until I heard the news

(I’ll send this message through the speakers)
They told me that you moved
(I’ll cross this country on a frequency)

I am slipping through, I am slipping through
I am slipping into the airwaves
And this is nothing new, you are slipping through
My fingers and into the airwaves
(The static’s where you’ll find me)

From the corner by the studio
The gold-soaked afternoon comes slow
I deconstruct my thoughts and I am walking by
On Third Street, the freak show thrives
Santa Monica’s alive
But Something’s not so right inside
Living with the news

(I’ll send this message through the speakers)
They told me that you moved
(I’ll cross this country on a frequency)

I am slipping through, I am slipping through
I am slipping into the airwaves
(The static’s where you’ll find me)
And this is nothing new, you are slipping through
My fingers and into the airwaves
Into the airwaves

So hang on, it’s gonna be hard day
So hang on, Don’t panic
Don’t panic, there simply is no need

It’s gonna be a hard day
It’s gonna be a hard day
Don’t panic, don’t panic
We are hanging here
We are hanging here

I am slipping through, I am slipping through
I am slipping into the airwaves
(The static’s where you’ll find me)
And this is nothing new, you are slipping through
My fingers and into the airwaves
Into the airwaves

It’s gonna be a hard day
(It’s gonna be a hard day)
So hang on
Don’t panic, don’t panic
There simply is no need

It’s gonna be a hard day
(It’s gonna be a hard day)
It’s gonna be a hard day
Don’t panic, don’t panic
We are hanging here

(It’s gonna be a hard day)
We are hanging here
(It’s gonna be a hard day)
We are hanging here
We are hanging here

1

As You Sleep

3:09

Close your eyes, and I will be swimming
Lullaby’s fill your room, and I will be singing
Singing to only you
don't forget I'll hold your head
Watch the night sky fading red

but as you sleep, and no one is listening
I will lift you off your feet, I'll keep you from sinking
Don’t you wake up yet, 'cause soon I'll be leaving you
Soon I'll be leaving you, but you won’t be leaving me

In the car, the radio leaves me searching for your star
A constellation of frustration driving hard
Singing my thoughts back to me, like watching heartache on T.V.

But as you sleep, and no one is listening
I will lift you off your feet, I’ll keep you from sinking
Don’t you wake up yet, 'cause soon I’ll be leaving you, soon I'll be leaving you
but you won’t be leaving me

Don’t forget I’ll hold your head, watch the night sky fading red

But as you sleep, and no one is listening
I will lift you off your feet, I’ll keep you from sinking
Don’t you wake up yet, 'cause soon i’ll be leaving you
Soon I’ll be leaving you, but you won’t be leaving me

2

Space

2:57

Home, is this a quiet place where you should be alone?
Is this where the tortured and the troubled find their own?
I don't know, but I can tell this isn't you, your cover's blown
But oh no, don't you dare hang up this phone

Hey! Give me space so I can breathe
Give me space so I can sleep
Give me space so you can drown in this with me

In this place
The lonely escapade in outer space
There's no anecdote for irony, You say
that you have,
when you know,
That you don't,
and you say,
that you can,
When you know,
that you won't

Hey! Give me space so I can breathe
Give me space so I can sleep
Give me space so you can drown in this with me

Hey! Give me space but I can't breathe
Give me space but I can't sleep
Give me just one inch I swear that's all I need, oh

These battered walls and TV screens
Sometimes they make me want to scream

Ahhh!

Hey! Give me space so I can breathe
Give me space so I can sleep
Give me space so you can drown in this with me

Hey! Give me Space but I can't breathe
Give me space but I can't sleep
Give me just one inch I swear that's all I need

3

Down

3:28

Let’s get drunk
You can drive us to the harbor
Wish upon a star but
Do you know what stars are?
Balls of fire, burning up the black space
Falling from the landscape
Exploding in the face of God

Let’s get crazy,
Talk about our big plans
Places that you’re going
Places that I haven’t been
Build my walls up
Concrete castle
Keep this kingdom free of hassle, yeah

Yeah
Yeah

But I hear sound echo in the emptiness
All around, but you can’t change this loneliness
Look at what you’ve found, I’ve fallen down

Taste the saline rolling down your cheekbone
Tell me that you’re alone, tell me on the telephone
Feel your heart it breaks within your chest now
Try to get some rest now, sleeps not coming easy for a while, child

Child, yeah

But I hear sound echo in the emptiness
All around, but you can’t change this loneliness
Look at what you’ve found, I’ve fallen down
Down, down
Down, down

But I hear sound echo in the emptiness
All around, but you can’t change this loneliness
Look at what you’ve found, I’ve fallen down
Look at what you’ve found, I’ve fallen down

4

Only Ashes

3:28

Piece by piece, and bit by bit
i'll break this down for you, real slow
but i can't whisper all of this
and i can't seem to let this go

so i'll watch the matches, turn to ashes
i'll watch the matches, turn to ashes

i can tell its your turn, i smell the sulfur so clear
and fire's a beautiful sound
and the wings that you burn turn to ashes my dear
and ashes just fall to the ground
yeah we're only ashes

part and part and inch my inch
you'll have your mile when its through
incinerate whats left of this
and torch the part of me that's you

so i'll watch the matches, turn to ashes

i can tell it's your turn, i smell the sulfur so clear
and fire's a beautiful sound
and the wings that you burn turn to ashes my dear
and ashes just fall to the ground
yeah we're only ashes

i can tell it's your turn, i smell the sulfur so clear
and fire's a beautiful sound
and the wings that you burn turn to ashes my dear
and ashes just fall to the ground
yeah we're only ashes

5

Me and the Moon

4:07

It’s a good year for a murder
She's begging to jesus, she’s pulling the trigger
There are no tears, 'cause he's not here
She washes her hands, and she fixes the dinner
But soon they'll be coming to rush her away
and no ones so sure if her crime had a reason

Reasons like seasons
They constantly change
And the seasons of last year
Like reasons have floated away
Away with this spilt milk
Away with this dirty dish water, away
Seventeen years, and all that he gave was a daughter

“It’s me and the moon,” she says
And I've got no trouble with that
But I am a butterfly, and you wouldn’t let me die
“It’s me and the moon,” she says

And it’s over, but just started
The blood stained the carpet
Her heart like a crystal
She's lucid and departed
A life left behind, she can find in her mind gone away

Away with these nightmares
Away with suburbia shake down
Away
You marry a role and
You give up your soul 'til you break down

“It’s me and the moon,” she says
And I've got no trouble with that
But I am a butterfly, and you wouldn’t let me die
“It’s me and the moon,” she says

But what do you say we go for a ride?
What do you say we get high?
But I’m so tired of days that feel like the night

“It’s me and the moon,” she says
And I've got no trouble with that
But I am a butterfly, and you wouldn’t let me die
I am a butterfly but you wouldn't let me die
i am a butterfly, i am a butterfly, i am a butterfly

6

The Runaway

3:03

If you ran to the end of the earth
i would catch you and you would be safe
if you fell down a well
i would bring you a rope and take all of your pain
all the pain, all the pain
that you hide from me everyday

if youre missing i will run away
i will build a path to you
if you're missing i will run away
just to find myself in you

if i woke up alone i won't stop till i'll find you and you are with me
cause by now, i know you better than you know yourself
and i know what you really need
what you need, or i need
but either way this is where you should be
here with me, or ill bleed so much that you wont believe

if you're missing i will run away
i will build a path to you
if you're missing i will run away
just to find myself in you

you better not, you better not run
you better not, you better not run

if you're missing i will run away
i will build a path to you
if you're missing i will run away
i will find you
i will find you
i will find you

7

Ruthless

3:24

This is the only lonely picture
Waiting on my floor
Littering my shore
This is the last true burning letter
Given to a girl
Written by a boy
Living in a world created to destroy

But if I built you a city, would you let me
Would you tear it down?

But there you go for the last time
I finally know now what I should have known then
But I could still be ruthless if you’ll let me
But there you go when I'm not done
You’re waving goodbye, well, at least you're having fun
The rising tide will not let you forget me
Forget me

This is your ghost that kneels before me
Razors on her tongue, a body full of oxygen
It wont be the last time she’ll ignore me
The thinning of my skin, without the strength to go
The winter setting in, to cover you in snow

But if I built you a city, would you let me
Would you tear it down?

But there you go for the last time
I finally know now what I should have known then
But I could still be ruthless if you’ll let me
But there you go when I'm not done
You’re waving goodbye, well, at least you're having fun
The rising tide will not let you forget me
Forget me
Forget me
Forget me
Forget me, yeah

I'll raise towers and climb them
Rivers and walk them
Oceans to drown in
You won’t make a sound

But there you go for the last time
I finally know now what I should have known then
But I could still be ruthless if you’ll let me
But there you go when I'm not done
You’re waving goodbye, well, at least you're having fun
The rising tide will not let you forget me
Forget me
Forget me

8

She Paints Me Blue

3:39

Tonight I watched the lights go out in your house
Wondering how I could get so deep
And you can still get to sleep
In vain I blame my trembling on the cold air
But I can’t hide that I've relied on you
Like yellow does on blue

And you're my good feeling, I’m kneeling
Inside a room she paints me blue
And you are my reason for breathing
Inside a room she paints me blue again

Atlanta started raining on me
And teenage love was underground
Tonight I break the surface
Atlanta started raining on me

And no young girl was claiming me
or naming me
And destiny gets nervous

And you're my good feeling, I’m kneeling
Inside a room she paints me blue
And you are my reason for breathing
Inside a room she paints me blue, again

And you're my good feeling, I’m kneeling
Inside a room she paints me blue
And you are my reason for breathing
Inside a room she paints me blue, again

Atlanta started raining on me
on me
Atlanta started raining on me
on me

9

Break Myself

3:16

I’m on fire
And the day is feeling hopeless
You’d see me burning but the burning’s turning smokeless
Soon I won’t feel at all
No

It’s electric. The neon hurt inside your phone call
The layered sadness and the madness it revolves
Breaking down the walls where your found love
No

Well, I’m willing to break myself
To shake this hell from everything I touch
I’m willing to bleed for days, my reds and greys
So you don’t hurt so much

And now I’m static
As your sky is turning purple and grey
I’m learning that the further that I crawl
The farther that I fall, is that ok?
No

And you’re in pieces
As your world becomes a rainstorm
You’ve got no shelter I’m a thousand miles away
If you survive the day

You say your leaving
You say your leaving

Well, I’m willing to break myself
To shake this hell from everything I touch
I’m willing to bleed for days my reds and greys
So you don’t hurt so much

So you don’t hurt so much

Never again will I fire this gun
No never again your the only one
No never again but you’re already gone.

I’m willing to break myself
I’m not afraid
I’m willing to break myself
I’m not afraid
I’m willing to break myself
I’m not afraid

Well, I’m willing to break myself
To shake this hell from everything I touch
I’m willing to bleed for days my reds and greys
So you don’t hurt so much

So much
So much
So much
So much

10

I Won't Make You

3:50

I'm under attack again my dear, I'm in the way
Got no resolutions, no clever anecdotes to say
And still if I yell at the top of my lungs will it be the same?
I'd fly you a flag, I'd bury this pen into my veins

I wanna feel for you tonight
But I won't make you
I won't make you

The telephone number I got for you says nobody's home
The best thing I can think to do right now is leave it alone

And you had an apology in your mailbox since last July
It's funny when you find the words to say you find no reply

I wanna feel for you tonight
But I won't make you
I won't make you

Scream my name just one more time

But I won't make you
I won't make you

And it's been hours now

To be here like this
And just to lay you down
And just to taste your lips
And just to keep me up
God I'm tired of sleeping
And just to lay inside you
And just to know this feeling

I wanna feel for you tonight
But I won't make you
I won't make you

Scream my name just one more time

But I won't make you
I won't make you

11

21 And Invincible

3:19

Some days go by, I wish I was famous
Or maybe religious, So I could go to heaven
just like you
I can have a big house, complain about taxes
Payoff my exes, Ain’t that living?
No one makes fun of me, cause i can’t stand up for myself

woah, 21 and invincible
woah, Can’t wait to screw this up
And woah, we're 21 and invincible
I'm in power for the hour
I Guess today’s gonna blow us away

I’ve got a girlfriend
She tells me she needs me
and she loves me
We’ll probably get married
And everyone will bit their tongues so hard they bleed

When mom hears this song
She’ll tell me im crazy
She’ll say to me
“Son your'e much too young, go have some fun, don’t waste your youth like i did”

and woah, 21 and invincible
woah, Can’t wait to screw this up
And woah, we're 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away

And it’s been autumn since the day that I met you
If I hit bottom, will I crawl out alone
And I don't wish to know the secrets of summer at all

and woah, 21 and invincible
woah, Can’t wait to fuck this up
and woah, we're 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away

12

Miss America

3:23

Another lonely night in Amersterdam
The stars were coming out in waves
And miss my Miss America from Park Hotel
But I’m too stoned to call it a day

When everything you wanted
Is hard to hide behind your eyes
And I’m locked in my hotel room
Turning over our goodbyes

I will write this down for you
So you can read it
I will hold my breath for you
'Til I can feel it

Another lonely night in Amsterdam
The water moving through the sound
Of the blood that's boiling in my veins
and the food I can’t keep down

And I don’t care if you don’t love me
And I don’t care if you don’t change
And I could live inside the shadow that I cast for you
If it meant that you would stay
And I’ll be home before the morning comes,
And you won’t have to be alone

I will write this down for you
So you can read it
I will hold my breath for you
'Til I can’t feel it
You don’t have to see me this way,
Cause this way I’m okay

I will write this down, I will write this down

Oh love, I’m tangled up again
Oh love, when does this twisting end?
When does this twisting end?


I will write this down for you
So you can read it
I will hold my breath for you
'Til I can’t feel it
You don’t have to see me this way
Cause this way I’m okay

I will write this down for you,
So you can read it…

1

I Want to Save You

4:22

Standing on the edge of morning
Scent of sex and New Found Glory
Playing as she’s pulling back her hair
She drives away
She’s feeling worthless
Used again but nothing’s different
She'd stay the night
But knows he doesn’t care

Home by three
To deafening quiet
The porch light’s off
Guess they forgot it
She’d cry herself to sleep
But she don’t dare
And she wants to be a model
She wants to hear she’s beautiful
She’s beautiful

I want to save you
I want to save you
I need you
Save me too
I want to save you

Dressed by dawn and out the door
No light
She memorized the floor
So she could leave without being detected
She works till three
It’s uniform
She dreams that he’ll come by the store
She prays for days
When boys mean she’s protected
And she wants someone to see her
She needs to hear she’s beautiful
She’s beautiful

I want to save you
I want to save you
I need you
Save me too
I want to save you

And she won’t sleep
She won’t sleep
And she won’t sleep
At all

I want to save you
I want to save you
U need you
Save me too
I want to save you
(let me save you)
I want to save you
(let me save you)
I want to save you
(let me save you)
iI want to save you

2

Punk Rock Princess

3:23

Maybe when the room is empty
Maybe when this bottle’s full
Maybe when the door gets broke down love can break in
Maybe when I’m done with thinking
Maybe you can think me whole
Maybe when I’m done with endings this can begin
This can begin, this can begin
You could be my punk rock princess
I could be your garage band king
You could tell me why you just don’t fit in
And how you’re gonna be something

Maybe when your hair gets darker
Maybe when your eyes get wide
Maybe when the walls are smaller there will be more space
Maybe when I’m not so tired
Maybe you can step inside
Maybe when I look for things that I can’t replace
I can’t replace, I can’t replace

If you could be my punk rock princess
I could be your garage band king
You could tell me why you just don’t fit in
And how you’re gonna be something
If I could be your first real heart ache
I would do it over again
You could be my punk rock princess
I would be your heroin

I never thought you’d last
I never dreamed you would
You watch your life go passed
You wonder if you should
If you should be my punk rock princess
I would be your garage band king
You could tell me why you just don’t fit in
And how you’re gonna be something

If I could be your first real heart ache
I would do it over again
If you could be my punk rock princess
I would be your heroin

Whoa Oh You know, you only burn my bridges
Whoa Oh You know, you just can’t let it sink in

You could be my heroine

3

I Woke Up in a Car

3:28

I woke up in new york city
From my sleep behind the wheel
Caught a train to Poughkeepsie
And time stood still

She wrote me a letter from San Diego
To qualify her luck
These flights connect through Arizona
But i think I’ll stay stuck

So here I am
Here I am
Well I woke up in a car
I traced away the fog
So I could see the Mississippi on her knees
I’ve never been so lost
I’ve never felt so much at home
Please write my folks and throw away my keys
I woke up in a car
I woke up in a car

I met a girl who kept tattoos for homes
That she had loved
If I were her I’d paint my body
Until all my skin was gone

She wrote me a letter as we passed through Rockford
She said she won’t forget
Maybe I do maybe I don’t
But I know I haven’t yet

So here I am
Here I am
Well I woke up in a car
I traced away the fog
So I could see the Mississippi on her knees
I’ve never been so lost
I’ve never felt so much at home
Please write my folks and throw away my keys
I woke up in a car
I woke up in a car

And maybe i could live forever
If that ever i had known
That you’d be waiting there whenever i’m alone

But here I am
Well I woke up in a car
I traced a way to fog
So I could see the Mississippi on her knees
I’ve never been so lost
I’ve never felt so much at home
Please write my folks and throw away my keys

Well I woke up in a car
I traced a way to fog
So I could see the Mississippi on her knees
I’ve never been so lost
I’ve never felt so much at home
Please write my folks and throw away my keys
I woke up in a car
I woke up in a car
I woke up in a car

4

IF U C Jordan

4:15

I have a story of bitter anthem,
For everyone to hear
About this kid who just don’t like me,
And that’s a solid fact
They say he’s hunting me
And as you see
I'm all swelled up with fear
'Cause I can’t get him off my back
If you see Jordan
He makes me sick
High school’s over
And you still won’t quit

You tried to fight me down
At Tyler’s beach and man I think that’s great
You nearly cried and said to yell at you like I do at all the girls
Then you drove home real quick
Did you make it in time to masturbate?
There’s one too many of you in this world

If you see Jordan
He makes me sick
High school’s over
And you still won’t quit

You say it's chivalry but it's jealousy
That lead us to this song
Won’t play it often
Just at least until you’re gone
You’ll stop at nothing but the real thing
And everything up to that’s pretend
You tried to brainwash all my friends

If you see Jordan
He makes me sick
High school’s over
And you still won’t quit

Fuck you jordan
You make me sick
High school’s over
I don’t care if you dye your hair
You’ll always be a little red head bitch

5

The Astronaut

4:28

I’ve been sleeping with a ghost
I’ve been watching stars
Crawling out of the sky
And I’ve been hoping
I’m close to the space man movies
I call my life

And I’ve been climbing ladders through time
I’ve got tunnel vision
But I’m doing fine
And I’ve been
Watching stars coming off of the wall
And maybe if I’m lucky I can catch them
Before you fall
And you are not alone

Calling out to the astronaut
I need some of what you’ve got
I need to be high
Crawling out of the world she brought
Calling out to the astronaut
I need to be high

And I’ve been holding
This microphone
And I’ve been channeling
But I think we’re alone
And I’ve got platinum vision
And a tin foil touch
I’ve got you to propel me
But I still need so much
Not to be alone

Calling out to the astronaut
I need some of what you’ve got
I need to be high
Crawling out of the world she brought
Calling out to the astronaut
I need to be high

And you are not alone
You are not alone
You are not alone

Calling out to the astronaut
I need some of what you’ve got
I need to be high
Crawling out of the world she brought
Calling out to the astronaut
I need to be high
Calling out to the astronaut
I need some of what you’ve got
I need to be high
I disappear in the world she brought
Calling out to the astronaut
I need to be high

And I’ve got you to propel me
But i still need so much

6

Hurricane

3:03

Shake down, you make me break, for goodness sake I think I'm on the edge of something new with you. Shout out, don't drown the sound, I'll drown you out, you'll never scream so loud as I want to scream with you.

Standing there with your smile blinding your eyes from seeing my face as I'm dying to figure out a girl. But she drifts so far away, I'm on her coast, so maybe I should stay and map around her world.

So Don't Say “These currents are still killing me” and you can't explain how the wind went and pulled you into the hurricane.

Stand up don't make a sound, your ears might bleed. There are sweet fluorescent enemies that live inside of me. The world moves faster than I knew, not fast enough to not creep up on you and the space we put between. So pull me under your weather patterns, your cold fronts and the rain don't matter, because a sun burns what I needed.

You don't do it on purpose but you make me shake now I count the hours 'til you wake. With your babies breath, breathe symphonies, come on sweet catastrophe. Maybe this time I can follow through, I can feel complete, stop paying dues. Stop the rain from falling keep my oceans calm this time I know nothings wrong.

7

Cavanaugh Park

4:18

At Cavanaugh Park
Where I used to sit
All alone in the dark
And dream about things
That I cannot say
You always said destiny'd
Blow me away
And nothing's gonna blow me away

At Cavanaugh Park
Where you used to take me
To play in the sand
And said to me son
One day you’ll be a man
And men can do terrible things
Yes they can

There was never any place
For someone like me
To be totally happy
I’m running out of clock
And that ain’t a shock
Some things never do change

At Cavanaugh Park
We used to get high
Watching teams as they fought
They loved my friend Adam
But he always got caught
Man that kid made fucking up look cool
aren’t we all so cool no, no.

There was never any place
For someone like me
To be totally happy
I’m running out of clock
And that ain’t a shock
Some things never do change
never do change
never do change
never do change
never do change

At Cavanaugh Park
Where I used to think
That my life would be good
And I would do things
That I thought that I should
And no ones going to tear me down

There was never any place
For someone like me
To be totally happy
I’m running out of clock
And that ain’t a shock
Some things never do change

There was never any place
For someone like me
To be totally happy
I’m running out of clock
And that ain’t a shock
Some things never do change
never do change
never do change
never do change
never do change

8

Fall

3:40

Lyrics to Fall :
I close my eyes
thought i was lost but i was stranded
i go outside
to my surprise the sky had landed
i thought it made more sense
if i could only keep you guessing
i was a fool to think that i should stop you from undressing
now i'm believing all the words you say
that i can't say back to you
but so you can

so i fall
i don't wanna feel this small
you know i just can't handle this
handle this at all
and i'll just fall
i'll let my heartbeat drop
i falter as the music stops
and you watch me as stall
and wonder when i fall

i kiss your neck
i feel you breathing on my shoulder
still i'm perfect
it must be you cause now it's over
i was so close
that was the most that i have ever been through
now old cassettes and cigarettes
will be the ones to save you
how can you ask for me to stay
when all you ever do is go?
just go

and so i fall
i don't wanna feel this small
you know i just can't handle this
handle this at all
and so i fall
i let my heartbeat drop
i falter as the music stops
and you watch me as i stall
and wonder when i..

go on
you can't be waiting
go on
and watch me as i fall

i don't wanna feel this small
you know i just can't handle this
handle this at all
and so i'll fall
i'll let my heartbeat drop
i falter as the music stops
and you watch me as stall
and wonder when i..

9

Straw Dog

3:49

Staring into the intersection
She thinks that she can fly and she might
Holding on in a new direction
She’s gonna try it tonight
The closer I get to feeling
The further that I’m feeling from alright
The more I step into the sun
The more I step out of the light

Jessica is covered in a blanket
On a sunday porch
Thinking of weekends
She would party in the city
She doesn’t have a flame
She’d prefer to burn out
Like a torch
If she gets nowhere in life
At least she knows she’s pretty

She says
Hey now the straw dog’s out in the street
Hey now there’s chemicals in the clouds
Hey now they’re calling all the police
But they wont get to us anyhow

The moon is shining now
And shadows are what’s left of all the noise
Simple silhouettes and cut outs
As if we had a choice
He listens closely now
Swears that he can hear a voice
That’s calling him

And saying

Hey now the straw dog’s out in the street
Hey now there’s chemicals in the clouds
Hey now they’re calling all the police
But they wont get to us anyhow

What does it take to be a super hero in my world
Make no mistake that these villains always get the girl
We can escape and then we’d skate away from all of this
But no one ever does

She’s saying

Hey now the straw dog’s out in the street
Hey now there’s chemicals in the clouds
Hey now they’re calling all the police
But they wont get to us

No they’ll never get to us
Hey now the straw dog’s out in the street
Hey now there’s chemicals in the clouds
Hey now they’re calling all the police
But they wont get to us anyhow

10

Good News

3:51

She’s trapped inside her room
With reruns on the screen
Old books and movies
But she can’t stop thinking
I’m torn between myself
My radio, my friends
I want to write this one off over and over again
And then she looked at me to scream
“My castles are falling”
But i can’t look into the street
Without everything changing

I want to read good news
I want to be innocent again
I want to read good news
But nothing good is happening

She waits all day
She stands a stranger in her skin
She moves the science with her hands
She lines her walls
With every paper she can see
These words consume her
But they never set her free
And then she looked at me to scream
“My castles are falling”
But i can’t look into the street
Without everything changing

I want to read good news
I want to be innocent again
I want to read good news
But nothing good is happening

I want to read good news
I want to be a little kid again
I want to read good news
But nothing good is happening
I want to read good news
I want to go to sleep at night again
I want to read good news
But nothing good is happening

11

Drunk Girl

4:07

I kissed a drunk girl
I kissed a drunk girl, yes I did
I kissed a drunk girl on the lips
I let my guard down
How could I have been so dumb?
Her eyes were open
I know I am not the one
I know I am not the one
I know I am not the one

I kissed a drunk girl
Why do I do these things I do to myself
I kissed a drunk girl
I’m sure I could’ve been anybody else

I went to her house
Everybody there was gone
Her little cousin just passed out on the lawn
She walked to my car and
Mouthed is everything okay
Leaned in slowly so now I
Can say

I kissed a drunk girl
Why do I do these things I do to myself
I kissed a drunk girl
I’m sure I could’ve been anybody else
anybody else

I pulled away
I didn’t think it would be right
I said let’s save this
for another night
She said “No, no, no I know
That everything is gonna be just fine”
How could I do this when I want her to be all mine?

I kissed a drunk girl
Why do I do these things I do to myself
I kissed a drunk girl
I’m sure I could’ve been anybody else
anybody else

I know you don’t care about me
I’m sure when all is said and done
and I go home feeling lonely
You will have had your fun
do you even remember?

I kissed a drunk girl
Why do I do these things I do to myself
I kissed a drunk girl
And I’m sure
I could’ve been anybody else
anybody else
anybody else
I could have been
anybody else

12

Not What It Seems

3:18

A long day
If ever these questions were yours what would you say?
I don’t know
But I’m writing the answers on cheap paper napkins
And now he’s turning off
And now she’s shutting down
And it’s not what it seems
Nothings the same when you give it away
No its not what it seems
It’s just what you think it is
And these fights
They climb through my veins like its mercury rising
And these nights
I seem to remember a home that was better
And now he’s turning off
Now she’s shutting down
And its not what it seems
Nothings the same when you give it away
No its not what it seems
It's just what you think it is
And now he’s turning off
This family’s breaking down
And it’s not what it seems
Nothings the same when you give it away
No it’s not what it seems
It's just what you think it is, just what you think it is
No its not what it seems
Nothings the same when you give it away
No its not what it seems
It’s just what you think it is just what you think it is
It’s just what you think it is
What you think it is

13

You're Gone

4:37

Taking steps back through the words I should have said to you they all got lost
you went away
well i feel sick and you just don't care anymore
anymore
I wish to be with you
minutes of me and you
and i can't feel this happening
so tie my hands back
and make me feel you coming down
coming down
and you don't care
your face is on a billboard
and your everywhere
you don't care much for interviews
your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone away
if you don't like being hurt then please don't stay
its hard to wave goodbye from aeroplanes when i just don't think that you can see I taper off and say its never worth the pain but some time it is
and you don't care
your face is on a billboard and your everywhere
you don't care much for interviews
your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone away
if you don't like being hurt then please don't stay
if you don't like being hurt then please don't stay
gotta wish that i could make this ride wish that there was something worth the time for her to give to me
a phone call from LA is my present
there is nothing left for me to give
I wish I could
and I know that I should but
you know I know I won't
and you don't care
your face is on a billboard
your everywhere
you don't care much for interviews
your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone your gone away
if you don't like being hurt then please don't stay
if you don't like being hurt then get away
if you don't like being hurt then please don't stay

14

Globes and Maps

3:54

Light breaks underneath a heavy door
And I try to keep myself awake
Fall all around us on a hotel floor
And you think that you’ve made a mistake
And there’s a pain in my stomach from another sleepless binge
And I struggled to get myself up again

I wanna hang onto something
That won’t break away or fall apart
Like the pieces of my heart

And globes and maps are all around me now
I wanna feel you breathe me
Globes and maps I see surround you here
Why won’t you believe me?
Globes and maps they chart your way back home
Do you wanna leave or something?

And dreams came around you in a hazy rain
You opened your mouth wide to feel them fall
And I write a letter, from a one-way train
But i don’t think you’ll read it at all

And globes and maps are all around me now
I wanna feel you breathe me
Globes and maps I see surround you here
Why won’t you believe me?
Globes and maps they chart your way back home
Do you wanna leave or something?

And I can’t take this anymore
Well I know that I can’t take this anymore
I can’t take this anymore
'Cause I know someday I’ll see you walk out that door

And globes and maps are all around me now
I wanna feel you breathe me
Globes and maps I see surround you here
Why won’t you believe me?
Globes and maps they chart your way back home
So Do you wanna leave? Do you wanna leave?
Globes and maps they chart your way back home
Do you wanna leave or something?