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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

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