Jack's Mannequin

Jack's Mannequin People and Things, Andrew McMahon

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