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  • 03:08 Lyrics
    Breaking My Own Heart

    Breaking My Own Heart

    For now the clouds have run away
    The cars, they shine, but they don’t stay that way
    I’m coming clean about things I’ve done and things I’ve been
That one mistake at seventeen

    Thought I’d be all grown up by now
    Satisfied and figured out
    Well I got someone to love me
    So I wouldn’t have to do that myself
    He must be tired as hell

    ‘Cause I’ve been breaking my own heart
    I thought you needed someone else to tear it apart, but no
    I’ve been breaking my own heart
    And I don’t know how to stop
    ‘Cause I don’t know where to start

    Everybody wants to win
    Wish I could bend the rules and let me in
    What I wouldn’t give to catch myself a break now and then
    But then again

    I’ve been breaking my own heart
    I thought you needed someone else to tear it apart, but no
    I’ve been breaking my own heart
    And I don’t know how to stop
    But I think it’s time to start

  • 03:09 Lyrics
    I Love You Still

    I Love You Still

    You’re my raincoat
    You’re my boots
    You’re the water that reaches my roots
    You’re my fortune
    You’re my art
    You’re my caper, my getaway car

    Oh, I love you still
    Still, what is love
    But all the stars wishing upon us

    You’re my weather
    You’re my vein
    You’re my downfall, my handshake cocaine
    You’re my winter
    You’re my June
    You’re the shoulder that cries when I do

    Oh, I love you still
    Still, what is love
    But all the stars wishing upon us

    You can’t be everything
    Somewhere I know these things
    But I can’t see that now
    For your love clouds my view

  • 02:52 Lyrics
    Lewis and Clark

    Lewis & Clark

    I find my sense of direction
    When I look in your eyes
    The needle of your compass heart
    Is true and magnetized

    And love is a big blank map
    With a point where we start
    Charting the unknown
    Like Lewis and Clark

    Love’s a mystery
    Strange territory
    We search for a trail across
    To what we’ve gained from what we’ve lost

    Love’s a vast, vast land
    A continental divide
    Tales of gold and a deep blue ocean
    Waiting on the other side
    For you and I

    I’d give up everything I’ve known
    To walk this world with you
    And if tonight was all we had
    Then I know just what we’d do

    Turn that lamp down low
    And find ourselves in the dark
    Charting the unknown
    Like Lewis and Clark

    And love is a big blank map
    With a point where we start
    And we don’t know where we’ll land
    Still every day we embark
    Charting the unknown
    Like Lewis and Clark

  • 02:40 Lyrics
    Rosemarie

    Rosemarie

    No one seems to notice Rosemarie
    While I picture her in a limousine
    Waving from the front car of a big parade
    Confetti, balloons and lemonade

    My heart beats like a marching band
    Every time she takes my hand

    And hey, all the suits and poets, what do they know
    Every day they walk past her apartment in Soho
    Me, I’d rather stop and say hello

    And it’s the bridge that takes me to Manhattan
    And it’s her key that lets me in
    It’s not an easy door to open
    But it’s always worth it in the end

    No one seems to notice Rosemarie
    While I picture her in a magazine
    Smiling on the cover like a movie star
    Pink champagne and caviar

    The subway sounds like a symphony
    Every time she’s next to me

     

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    Cannonball

    Cannonball

    Once I was a cannonball
    I fell so hard for you
    Once you were a battlefield
    I thought I could break through
    This time I'm going to

    Once I was a distant ship
    Just floating on the sea
    Once you were a lighthouse
    With your arms wrapped around me
    This time it’s you who needs rescuing

    Now we are two old oak trees
    So tall, and wise and green
    But I'll always be a cannonball
    Falling endlessly

  • 02:53 Lyrics
    Writing in Pen

    Writing in Pen

    Life was always in pencil
    It was easy to change
    The words or the plans
    That I put on the page

    Nothing was permanent
    It was all just sketches back then
    But she’s got me writing in pen

    I had pieces of paper
    I had notes in the margins
    But I never saw a future
    In the stories I’d started
    Now my heart is definite from beginning to end
    ‘Cause she’s got me writing in pen

    ‘Cause there are things that I don’t want erased
    ‘Cause nothing else will do
    There are things that I’m sure of
    The sun, the stars and the moon
    And my heart spinning in orbit
    When she walks in the room

  • 03:25 Lyrics
    Love to Fall in Love

    Love to Fall In Love

    It wasn’t her spark
    Or the way she fed your hangover heart
    That saved you then gave you away

    It wasn’t her mind
    Or the secrets she told you she wants you to find
    That kept you then swept you away

    It wasn’t her at all
    Or the writing on the wall
    You just love to fall in love
    You just love to fall in love
    You just love to fall
    You love to hear her knock at your door
    But do you love her or do you love to fall in love

    It wasn’t her face
    Or the way she spoke in all uppercase
    That impaired you, couldn’t tear you away

    It wasn’t her at all
    Or the writing on the wall
    You just love to fall in love
    You just love to fall in love
    You just love to fall
    You love to hear her knock at your door
    But do you love her or do you love to fall

    You say you hate to be alone
    Protecting your broken heart
    Well maybe you’re accident-prone
    Or maybe it just fell apart
    From overuse
    Here’s the good news
    It won’t stay broken for long
    Another will come along
    And she’ll be everything you ever dreamed of

     

  • 03:56 Lyrics
    Dance With Me

    Dance With Me

    Dance with me
    Come and sweep me off my feet
    You know I feel this way
    Every time that our eyes meet
    Don’t wait and stay a stranger
    What’s life without a little danger
    Oh darling won’t you please
    Dance with me

    Take a chance with me
    Gamble on romance with me
    If they’d always played it safe
    Where would legendary lovers be
    Alone on starlit nights
    No arms to hold them tight
    Oh darling won’t you please
    Dance with me

    Love can be like a rose
    A few thorns as it grows
    But divine when it blooms
    Petals of sweet perfume

    Oh dance with me
    Like tonight was meant to be
    Written in the stars you’d see
    If you’d only dance with me

     

  • 03:09 Lyrics
    Smoke and Mirrors

    Smoke & Mirrors

    Throughout the history of love
    There are unsolved mysteries of love
    Like where does it come from
    And where does it go
    'Cause now you see it
    And now you don't

    Like that trick where they saw somebody in half
    Or perform levitation with no strings attached
    It's easy to doubt, or become suspicious
    To look for the flaws, to call it fictitious

    But if love is just smoke and mirrors
    Or a trick that takes two volunteers
    Then love is still a magic act, my dear

    You could read every book they ever wrote
    Say 'abracadabra' and 'hocus pocus'
    But what power do we have
    Who knows the ways of the heart
    You can't make it feel something
    Can't stop it from breaking apart

    You can call it a miracle
    You can call it a curse
    For some it gets better
    For some it only gets worse

    But if love is just smoke and mirrors
    Or a trick that takes two volunteers
    Then love is still a magic act, my dear

  • 03:14 Lyrics
    If I Couldn't Have You

    If I Couldn’t Have You

    Tell me where would the stars go
    If no one turned them on
    And how would the tides flow
    If the moon had gone

    And what would I do if I couldn’t have you

    Tell me when would the night end
    If the sun never came
    And what would you recommend
    To a candle with no flame

    And what would I do if I couldn’t have you

  • 02:53 Lyrics
    Fly Away

    Fly Away

    We jet 'cross town
    To dinner with everyone
    A chance to laugh, it's been so long

    You and I
    Driving in the red twilight
    Just as the sun says goodnight

    We talk about the friends we've made
    The birds that left, and the ones that stayed
    And all these feathered days
    That sing and laugh and cry
    And fly away

    We roll the windows down
    To feel the air and hear the sound
    As our wings leave the ground

  • 03:03 Lyrics
    Broken Things

    Broken Things

    Broken winged bird at your window
    Won't let you touch her though
    Sometimes pride can be
    A burdened thing

    Broken winged bird at your doorstep
    Won't let you hold her yet
    Though you ache to draw her in
    To begin again


    Oh, too many broken things
    Oh, breath, bone and wings
    Oh, through small little openings
    We fly into a little light


    Broken winged bird on your shoulder
    Each day a little older
    Time has feathers too
    It can fly away from you

    Oh, too many broken things
    Oh, breath, bone and wings
    Oh, through small little openings
    We fly


    We've got these broken winged birds in our mouths
    Broken winged words to let out
    And tender hearts inside our chests
    That sing from rooftops, trees and nests


    Oh, too many broken things
    Oh, breath, bone and wings
    Oh, through small little openings
    We fly into a little light

     

  • 03:10 Lyrics
    Dotted Lines

    Dotted Lines
     
    What is it, keeps me returning
    To questions I ask
    My paper heart has been burning
    Since you threw a match
     
    I can't quit a habit like you dear
    Cold, as they say
    Something about how you live here
    I wanna live that way 
     
    But I don't wanna take something
    That never was mine
    Or fill in blank spaces
    With more dotted lines
    One thing I can promise
    When all the smoke clears
    Just look in this window
    You'll find me here
     
    I never was someone
    Who knew what to say
    I sank to the bottom
    While you rode the waves
    Why couldn't you teach me
    If only you knew
    How I longed for those words
    How I longed for those words
     
    But I don't wanna take something
    That never was mine
    Or fill in blank spaces
    With more dotted lines
    One thing I can promise
    When all the smoke clears
    Just look in this window
    You'll find me here
     

     

  • 02:23 Lyrics
    We All Fall Down

    We All Fall Down

    The moon and the sun
    We all come undone
    The night steals the ground
    We all fall down
     
    A blue whisper rain
    Dark shadows again
    The crush of a prayer
    Hangs in the air
     

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    My Hallelujah

    My Hallelujah
     
    Loved my baby, ain't that enough?
    Why'd you have to go and make a widow of
    My Hallelujah
    Now he's gone and I'm still here
    Nothing for me in the atmosphere
    No Hallelujah  
     
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    All that I have left
    Are thoughts of a photograph
    Black suit, gold ring, white dress  
     
    Maybe you're just too far away
    To hear me call for my baby
    My Hallelujah
    Because if you were me, you'd have come through
    Do anything that you had to do
    For Hallelujah  
     
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    All that I have left
    Is a ghost from Christmas past
    White lights, green wreath, red dress  
     
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    All that I have left
    Is his voice and it's fading fast
    Grey sky, brown box, black dress
     

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Labor of Love

    Labor of Love
     
    You found me when I was hungry
    We got fat off a pipe dream 
    And it's a sad, sad thing when you're through
    With a fantasy  
     
    I lost the fight to keep you
    On my terms, maybe no one could
    It may be a mad, mad thing to let go
    But I think you knew I would  
     
    You were a labor of love
    I held on to you with a boxing glove
    Now you're ringside looking up
    You were a labor of love  
     
    You can try to make friends from lovers
    But wine will never be water again
    And you can't hold on to a man 
    Who won't be held that way  
     
    You were a labor of love
    I held on to you with a boxing glove
    Now you're ringside looking up
    You were a labor of love  
     
    Oh what a ruckus in my head
    Oh what a burden is this heart
    It's starting to get easier
    And that's the hardest part

  • 03:12 Lyrics
    Lovesick

    Lovesick 
     
    I'm lovesick, sick of love
    My heart's just about had enough
    I'm tired of games and all that stuff
    I can't find no one to fall in it with
    I'm lovesick, sick of love  
     
    Everybody's got a song
    It serenades the night along
    But some melodies rise and fall in minor keys
    Missing harmonies  
     
    I'm lovesick, sick of love
    My heart's just about had enough
    I'm tired of games and all that stuff
    I can't find no one to fall in it with
    I'm lovesick, sick of love  
     
    Poets and philosophers
    Write it down in prose and verse
    They give you something you can quote to someone else
    If you think it helps  
    Me, I'm lovesick, sick of love
    My heart's just about had enough
    I'm tired of games and all that stuff
    I can't find no one to fall in it with
    I'm lovesick 
     
    Some folks put the bottle down
    The day they wake up on the ground
    I never drank much but I know how it feels to drown
    Trouble out  
     

  • 03:13 Lyrics
    The Good Life

    The Good Life
     
    There's an empty vase
    Where roses would go
    If flowers were the kind of thing he thought of
    On his way home
     
    But he's honey sweet
    And I'm a honey bee
    And our love will still be buzzing when the seasons change
    And the flowers have gone
     
    He's got me high
    All the clouds are jealous
    He's Christmas in July
    He's the summertime
    He's got me high
    Like a bottle of red or a bottle of white
    And if he's half the man I think he is, he's all I need
    To live the Good Life
    The Good Life
     
    My heart
    Has been rich and poor
    But if we never have more than we do right now
    Then I'm rich for sure

  • 04:02 Lyrics
    Leaving For Memphis

    Leaving For Memphis
     
    A coat's no match for the wind outside
    Winter's come early this year
    And it feels like Chicago has just lay down to sleep
    Her colors have all disappeared  
     
    He was born here in this city
    I moved here from a Tennessee town
    With a suitcase and a promise, from a man who said he loved me
    But we're all out of love now  
     
    So I'm leaving for Memphis
    Just watch me go
    Leaving for Memphis
    Where the Mississippi rolls
    It takes a good strong current
    To move a heart sometimes
    When you've lost your direction
    Things like that are hard to find  
     
    It's hard to know what to do sometimes
    So you step back and wait for a sign
    You can wait for a taxi; you can wait for an airplane
    Or you can wait for a man to make up his mind  
     
    So I'm leaving for Memphis
    Just watch me go
    Leaving for Memphis
    Where the Mississippi rolls
    It takes a good strong current
    To move a heart sometimes
    When you've lost your direction
    Things like that are hard to find  
     
    When you've done everything that you can do
    When you've spent all your currency on words
    Maybe the silence of an empty room
    Will be the loudest thing he's ever heard  
     
    So I'm leaving for Memphis
    Just watch me go
    Leaving for Memphis
    Where the Mississippi rolls
    It takes a good strong current
    To carry a heart away
    So I'm leaving, leaving, leaving
    Yes I'm Leaving, leaving, leaving
    I'm leaving for Memphis
    Unless he asks me to stay

  • 04:20 Lyrics
    Let Me Come Over

    Let Me Come Over 
     
    All of my days are awash
    Without you here I am drowning
    And the sun from these Marlboro skies
    Cannot dry up the memory of you  
     
    Let me come over
    Let me come over
    Let me come over
    To you  
     
    It 'd take three thousand miles to your heart
    By bus plane or train or by magic
    If I rode each one back in time to reach you
    Would you be mine?  
     
    Let me come over
    Let me come over
    Let me come over
    To you  
     
    Darling my cup
    just filled right up
    It runneth right over  
     
    I watch for you like I'm waiting
    For company
    You once said all of your days were awash without me
    But you are without me  
     
    Let me come over
    Let me come over
    Let me come over

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    Where Were You

    Where Were You  
     
    I am throwing punches in the air
    I can sweat and curse but nobody's there
    You said you'd find me no matter how I got lost
    Where were you when I needed you most  
     
    I am standing at the corner again
    Watching two roads cross, twist and bend
    You stood behind me no matter which way I chose
    Where were you when I needed you most
    Where were you when I needed you most  
     
    It is easy to lie together at night
    In the darkness, trouble in easy to hide
    You said you'd stay here until the daylight rose
    Where were you when I needed you most
    Where were you when I needed you most

  • 04:25 Lyrics
    Ballad of Hank Williams

    Ballad Of Hank Williams
     
    My heart went to music
    My heart went to drink
    My soul, straight to music
    Kept me here in hard times I think  
     
    And I think I speak the gospel
    When I tell you this truth:
    That if Jesus wore my shoes
    He'd reach for the bottle too
     
    Long is the night
    Proud is the curtain call
    In the brightest light
    Dark are the shadows that fall  
     
    And that Lord's been a knockin'
    He's come to grant me my wish
    Because there are things worse than dying
    When you've been living like this  
     
    Long is the night
    Proud is the curtain call
    In the brightest light
    Dark are the shadows that fall  
     
    There's a song in everyone
    Mama told me when I was young
    Why was mine so short?
    Hell mama, where are you now?  
     
    When that sun takes its bow
    Oh Lord, lay my head down
    In the back seat of a Caddy
    With those wheels still spinnin' round
    With those wheels still spinnin' round

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Better At You

    Better At You 
     
    I wish I were better at being good at more things
    Like parties and dancing, take-offs and landings
    I wish I were better at being good at more things
    And you, I wish I were better at you  
     
    Your shades are drawn tight
    You're in there with the dark
    Sometimes I try to find you 
    Sometimes I catch a spark
    And I'll grasp for the light every time it comes
    But for you, no light will ever be enough
    And you, I wish I were better at you
    I wish I were better at you  
     
    It's not how you planned it
    And you'll be damned if
    You let anyone know
    But it's no secret
    And you can't keep it
    Here anymore  
     
    I wish I were better at being good at more things
    Like faith when the train wrecks, hope for the suspects
    I wish we were closer; that's my apology
    And you, I wish I were better at you
    I wish you were better at me
    I wish we were better
    I wish we were better

  • 04:44 Lyrics
    Rain Cloud

    Rain Cloud  
     
    If you think you know this weather
    Stick around, it will change
    If you think you know this man
    He will do the same  
     
    He’s always been a quiet man
    Some days he’s quiet like a hurricane
    Our love is like a coastal town, storm winds blowing ‘round
    Now I'm waiting for the rain  
     
    'Cause he’s rolling like a rain cloud
    When his arms get heavy, he lets it all fall down
    Floods come, water so deep
    I swear sometimes we’re both going to drown
    He’s rolling like a rain cloud
    Rolling like a rain cloud  
     
    He's got thunder in his head
    Sometimes lightning’s coming out of his mouth
    I'm going to keep some candles burning tonight
    In case all the power goes out  
     
    Because he’s rolling like a rain cloud
    When his arms get heavy, he lets it all fall down
    Floods come, water so deep
    I swear sometimes we’re both going to drown
     
    He’s rolling like a rain cloud
    Tears fall from his eyes
    There's nothing I can say
    No words are going to keep us dry
    He’s rolling like a rain cloud
    But lost inside somewhere
    Is a man who used to be
    Such a blue sky

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