song book.

TALKING UNDERWATER

 

I don’t want

I don’t want to watch you go but

I don’t think

I don’t feel there’s any hope at all

 

So choose your words

Make sure that you choose them wisely

I don’t know

Maybe you’ll end up surprising me

But I doubt it

 

Don’t you think it should’ve been better by now

Sometimes it feels like we’re talking underwater

The water

 

So take your step

As long as it’s not my direction

Better yet, haul it at the intersection and go


So what you want me to say?

I can’t even get the words up to the surface

You’ll be better this way

You’ll see it in time

 

So I’m throwing it back

All the things that you lack

Woah

 

It used to be

You marveled me with flying colors

So pardon please

That I began to notice all the others

 

And darling

Don’t you think it should’ve been better by now

Sometimes it feels like we’re talking underwater

 


So what you want me to say?

I can’t even get the words up to the surface

You’ll be better this way

You’ll see it in time

 

So I’m throwing it back

All the things that you lack

Woah

 

SHouldn’t have to say you’re sorry bout it now

When we’re both of us to blame

And have so much we’re sorry about

MMM

 

So what you want me to say?

I can’t even get the words up to the surface

You’ll be better this way

You’ll see it in time

 

So I’m throwing it back

All the things that you lack

Yeah I’m throwing it back

All the things that you lack

 

 

JUST GO

 

Steady your breathing

And I’ll try to quiet mine

Weigh out all the options

Before you make up your mind

Oh what a shame to put forth such effort

And now have nothing to show

 

Why didn’t you just go?

When you say that you’ve known

Cause you led me around

And you’ve run me aground

Your eyes say what you don’t

 

Don’t try and make yourself feel like

The good guy

Don’t act like you were sparing me from

Crying out like a petulant child

Cause we both know you enjoy the thrill of a scene

So what made it different with me

 

Why didn’t you just go?

When you say that you’ve known

Cause you led me around

And you’ve run me aground

Your eyes say what you don’t

 

OH, OH, OH,

OH, OH, OH

 

Now just look what you’ve created

I’m so frazzled and frustrated

You know I wish you hadn’t waited

 

Why didn’t you just go?

When you say that you’ve known

Cause you led me around

And you’ve run me aground

Your eyes say what you don’t

 

Why didn’t you just go?

When you say that you’ve known

Cause you led me around

And you’ve run me aground

Your eyes say what you don’t


OH, OH, OH

OH, OH, OH

 

HIP HIP

 

Hip hip hooray

you paved your own way out

so throw a big parade

you proved them wrong somehow

 

when they thought they had you anchored with anger

those nets were meant to drag you down

but you were not submissive

you put up good resistance so who's laughing now

 

when you question how exactly you measure up

 

don't go off expectation

your worst is better still

don't spend your whole life chasing things that never will

come into real fruition

as you would will them to

keep to your strong convictions

simply find, that you'll pull through

 

ok, so now you feel alone

you pace around your studio apartment in your parent's home

waiting for the break in the chain of this frequency of endless trials

just don't get discouraged you'll flourish even if it takes a while

 

and when you question how exactly you measure up

 

 

don't go off expectation

your worst is better still

don't spend your whole life chasing things that never will

come into real fruition

as you would will them to

keep to your strong convictions

simply find, that you'll pull through

 

rating yourself is overrated

you'll just end up resenting all you do

so grant yourself just a tiny break

give credit where credit's due

 

no need to question how exactly...you measure up

 

 

don't go off expectation

your worst is better still

don't spend your whole life chasing things that never will

come into real fruition

as you would will them to

keep to your strong convictions

simply find, that you'll pull through

 

 

CUT MY STRINGS:

 

Don’t go spouting pretty words

When everything you say’s absurd

You’re contradicting everything

I held you in such high esteem

And all you did was bury me

Could you do me just one courtesy

 

And cut my strings

I’ll show you just how

Loud your quiet lady sings

Not suppressed by this mess any longer

And now my fire’s wild and it’s been loosed

To wander

 

Don’t go painting pretty worlds

Of what you think that we deserve

You’re stuck, and you’re holding me down down

I wanted nothing but some wings and all you

Did was bury me

Could you do me just one courtesy

 

And cut my strings

I’ll show you just how

Loud your quiet lady sings

Not suppressed by this mess any longer

And now my fire’s wild and it’s been loosed

To wander

 

Oh, taking shots just to knock me off my pedestal

Remember who it was that put me here

You can’t seem to bear that my head is level

And this much is clear

That you my dear will you do me just one courtesy

 

And cut my strings

I’ll show you just how

Loud your silent lady screams

Not obsessed with this mess any longer

And now my fire’s wild and it’s been loosed

To wander

 

 

 

HAPPIEST DAY

 

Forgive me for staring,

I don't have a care in the world 


Tell me... is this real?

I notice you're blushing 


Your soft scarlet cheeks just confirming how we both feel

And it's time I thought you knew...

 

I'm whole when you hold me 


I love when you're laughing 


I'm dizzy daydreaming of what lies ahead 


And I know that you know me 


You constantly prove we won't lose our way

Everyday with you.. is the happiest day.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm aware things won't always be simple 


I'm sure I'll devise many ways to get under your skin 


And even in times when it's clear that I'm flat out wrong 


You patiently shrug back your pride and you let me win

And you know I always speak my mind, so it's time I thought you knew

 

I'm whole when you hold me


I love when you're laughing


I'm dizzy daydreaming of what lies ahead 


And I know that you know me 


You constantly prove we won't lose our way


Everyday with you is the happiest day.

 

And just like that 


How our years are gonna fly


But you can bet


I'll be thrilled with His design 


And you know that we will leave our map

 for those who've yet to find

 

im whole when you hold me


I love when you're laughing 


I'm dizzy daydreaming of what lies ahead

I know that you know me, 


You constantly prove we won't lose our way

Every day with you is the happiest day. 


Everyday with you... 


 

 

GREEN

 

Gripping at the wheel

My feeble hands are trembling

So much I am sorry for

So much I can't take back

Had my time to heal

And Lord knows I'd give anything

To salvage what we once were

Cover up the cracks

 

There's no easy way to let somebody down

And if only I could toughen up right now

 

But all I feel is green and all I am is mean

I've had hours to find the perfect words

And still I've got nothing

Pulling into town

My heart is sinking now

Why can't Cleveland be just a few more miles away?

I had many plans in mind for today

And this ain't one of them.

 

That's not how I intended to handle things at all

A drive-by makeshift ending

I truly am appalled

But I swear I'm sincere

There's a heart beneath my armor

Though frankly I fear

That doesn't change a thing

 

Cause there's no easy way to let somebody down

And if only I'd grow thicker skin somehow

 

But all I feel is green and all I am is mean

I've had hours to find the perfect words

And still I've got nothing

Pulling into town

My heart is sinking now

Why can't Cleveland be just a few more miles away?

I had many plans in mind for today

And this ain't one of them.

 

I'm passing each familiar face

And I fill with panic with every breath I draw but

I'm thankful for each red light that I catch

'Cause it keeps me further off

Gives me time to stall...

 

Cause there's no easy way to let somebody down

And if only I could muster up some courage right now

 

But all I feel is green and all I am is mean

I've had hours to find the perfect words

And still I've got nothing

Pulling into town

My heart is breaking now

Why can't Cleveland be just a few more miles away?

I had many plans in mind for today

And this ain't one of them.

 

No, this ain't one of them.

There's no easy way to let somebody down.

 

 

SAVE HER

 

Can you show me that statement

Can you show me where I signed

Cause I’m praying for patience

Since I’m running at you blind

 

Was it you who gave my answer

Was it you who stole my spark

You wanna save your darling dancer

From dancing way too close to the edge in the dark?

Well come on then and Save Her

Come on then

Come on then and Save Her

 

Cause it’s getting late

I’m growing tired of this whole charade

And walking wires for you is getting old babe

 What if I misstep? What then?

 

Was it you who gave my answer

Was it you who stole my spark

You wanna save your darling dancer from

Dancing way too close to the edge in the dark

Well come on then and save her

Come on then, Come on then and save her

 

Save me from my self-destruction

One more slip and I’ll be dust dear

Heavy hearted, only wanting rest

 

So come on then and save her,

Come on then and save her

Come on then, come on then and save her

mmm

Come on then and save her

Just come on then

 

Save her

Save her

Save me

Save her

 

Come on then, come on then and, come on then and save her

Come on then and save her

Just come on then

BLINK

 

Little lady with your pocketful of problems

Come spend the day with me

In my colossal city that dwarfs the tallest of tall.

And your furrowed brow suggests you're troubled now

But I urge you to let it go, let it go

Don't get wrapped up in your head, oh, oh

 

Take a look at my skyline

And know that in due time you'll be better

With the world and its wonders

You've no time for blunders like this

Blink and you might miss

Blink and you might miss

 

Little lady what's the use in sitting idly by

And looking through the glass

Forsaking time and letting opportunity slip right past.

Why not cast off that frown that reads you're troubled now

I urge you to let it go, let it go

Don't get wrapped up in your head, oh, oh

 

Take a look at my skyline

And know that in due time you'll be better

With the world and its wonders

You've no time for blunders like this

Blink and you might miss

Blink and you might miss

 

There's something tangible and palpable

Right within your reach

Just put things in perspective

And find that there's no need

To dwell on things you can't control

There will come a time to pay your toll

But for now I say just let it go, let it go

 

And take a look at my skyline

And know that in due time you'll be better

With the world and its wonders

You've no time for blunders like this

Take a look at my skyline

And know that in due time you'll be better

With the world and its wonders

You've no time for blunders like this

Blink and you might miss

Blink and you might miss

Blink and you might miss

Blink and you might miss

 

 

LONELY IN CHICAGO

 

I hate the sound of that radiator hissing when I’m missing you

It makes me think of how you say you’re gonna fix things and then never do

Yet I find you endearing, even though you drive me crazy

And I’m reeling here

 


And it’s so lonely in Chicago

It’s so lonely in this busy town

So when you’re sleepless in Seattle

Know that I am still around

And I’ve been holding onto hope that

You won’t forget me all too soon

You’ll ditch the rain for bitter snow

And rescue me from lo, lo, lonely Chicago…yeah

 

It’s four AM, not a chance that I’ll get sleep when I have things to do.

So I fold your clothes as a lame attempt of holding just a piece of you.

Now if you have to scold me, cause I whine about the distance

Guess that’s only fair…

 

And it’s so lonely in Chicago

It’s so lonely in this busy town

So when you’re sleepless in Seattle

Know that I am still around…….

 

And I, I’m at the end of my rope

I feel I’m dragging my feet

I start to cry but I won’t

Give in, just breathe

You swear it won’t be so long

So I just swallow that pill

I simply want you back home

Feels like you never will…be

 


And I’m so lonely in Chicago

It’s so lonely in this busy town

So if you’re sleepless in Seattle

Why don’t you come back around

 

Cause I’ve been holding onto hope that

You won’t forget me all too soon

You’ll ditch the rain for bitter snow

And rescue me from lo, lo, lonely Chicago…yeah

 

 

CAVE IN

 

Stay just a little bit longer

Staring straight at me

But your mind wanders

I know you’re thinking about her

You always were

Could you wait

Give me just a few more minutes

Maybe I can figure out

A way to fix this

 

Cave in, crumble all around me

Don’t try to keep your distance

Collapse and let go

Give in, here is my solution

Living in the ruins

It’s all that I know

Cave into  me

Cave into me

 

I need you to acknowledge

That there was at least a glimpse of right in our wrongness

It felt so normal at times

And I swear I’ll be fine

With the best that you can give me

Consider the years that we’ve logged in

As I stand here and atone for what I did

 

Cave in, crumble all around me

Don’t try to keep your distance

Collapse and let go

Give in, here is my solution

Living in the ruins

It’s all that I know

Cave into  me

 

Sure she is stable with her stone foundation

Secure in herself, such an easy decision

And though I so quickly fall to pieces

Collecting broken things has always been your weakness

 

Cave in, crumble all around me

Don’t try to keep your distance

Collapse and let go

Give in, here is my solution

Living in the ruins

It’s all that we know

Cave into  me

Cave into me

Cave into me

 

FAKE (SHAKE IT UP)

 

I'm through with making excuses

If I'm gonna do this, then I wanna own

No simple justification

No room for complacency

I gotta go, oh

 

Don't owe an explanation

For the look on my face

Give me the satisfaction

And let me show you something I can't...

 

Fake

I'm taking all I can take

I'm breaking out of the people pleasing

For no good reason

Grab the moment and shake, shake it up.

 

This is a bold intervention

I've never liked tension

But it's gotta stay, hey

I'm over asking permission

No pansy ass-kissing

I'm breaking the situation

 

So done with that performance

I'm not a smile glued in place

But give me the satisfaction

And let me show you something I can't...

 

Fake

I'm taking all I can take

I'm breaking out of the people pleasing

For no good reason

Grab the moment and shake, shake it up.

 

You think you're so authentic

Until you see that you're so...

 

Fake

I'm taking all I can take

I'm breaking out of the people pleasing

For no good reason

Grab the moment and shake

No more fake

I'm taking all I can take

I'm breaking out of the people pleasing

For no good reason

Grab the moment and shake, shake it up.

 

Shake it up,

Fake, shake it up.

Shake it up.

 

I'm through with making excuses.