A R R I C A _ R O S E + T H E . . .'S

Lyrics:

 

LOW AS THE MOON (available Sept 8th 2017)

ALL AND NONE OF THESE THINGS
What if I never had the chance to know regret
What if I never lit the wrong end of a cigarette
What if I never learned to love escape
What I never held you in that way

I am all and none of these things…

What if I never felt the days forget to pass
What if I never chose to ask you to dance
What if I never said never without straying
What if I only saw the ocean in a painting

I am all and none of these things…

So let the house of cards fall where they may
We can set fire to them later

Because I am all and none of these things
And you are all and none of these things

WHOLE LOTTA LOWS
Like stray flowers long-winded to where they are new
Beginnings have endings too
But promise never to grow old while you're still young
Or want nothing from no one

We got a whole lotta lows
But we're getting high

Like weeds that don't need light or water to breathe
You can sustain yourself without need
Or you could want something or someone
Fear be the trigger, you be the gun

We got a whole lotta lows
But we're getting high

Like stray flowers long-winded to where they are new
Beginnings have ending too
Like stray flowers long winded to where they are new
Endings have beginnings too

We got a whole lotta lows
But we're getting high

MOSTLY BLUE
I don't need you but I can't leave you
Even though I'm supposed to
Even though I'm mostly blue
Never been true to living by other's rules
or my own
or my own
or my own

Oh the kind of love with a short fuse
Waiting patiently to go off on sunny afternoons
And then we think we've got it down
But we're tired like a secret
Waiting for one of us to cross a security line
Or find an illuminating exit sign

I don't need you but I can't leave you
Even though I'm supposed to
Even though I'm mostly blue
Never been true to living by other's rules
or my own
or my own
or my own

Sometimes I wish for a second time around
Where we'd keep a watchful eye and a hindsight sway
Or are we trying so damn hard we've worn the pain off
Oh will the house still stand when the walls come down
And other possible futures are hanging around

I don't need you but I can't leave you
Even though I'm supposed to
Even though I'm mostly blue
Never been true to living by other's rules
or my own
or my own
or my own

But it still tastes like love, hard-candy sweet
Like Sunday walks in the park
Like the peace and quiet of a night-light in the dark

ALMOST SUMMER DAYS
I won't be as early to forget as I was to arrive
I won't beat myself up over answers
I'm pretty sure I've had the whole damn time

Golden days in a frame
Collecting dust and love me maybes
It hurts to say what you mean
When the past laughs at the future's dreams

We almost had it all
Like summer days in fall
I almost made sense to you
You almost made sense for me too

Did I let you go too soon
Like packing sweaters away
When we could've worn them in the shade
On an almost summer day

Oh how some things never change
Oh how some things stay the same

Now our days are hungry
And our nights at war
Sadness a favored art form
'Cause hatred hurts even more

When I remember you might forget
I stupidly feel permanently left
But I'm tired and so are you
And our nights are getting sleepless too

We could've had it all
Like summer days in fall
I almost made sense to you
You almost made sense for me too

Did I let you go too soon
Like packing sweaters away
When we could've worn them in the shade
On an almost summer day

Oh how some things never change
Oh how some things stay the same

But it's a muted multicolored sky
That makes the world seem wide tonight
Maybe we just need a little more time
To enjoy this time

GLITTER GOLD
Secrets don't make friends
They're imaginary enemies again
Did I die in your dreams last night
They'll say I couldn't have in mine

But tonight we will forget to feel bad
And all the things that are not ours won't glitter gold
They won't glitter gold

And then we breathe again
Hope like a match sets right in
Yes I know I have a criminal mind
And you have a patient's heart

But tonight we will forget to feel bad
And all the things that are not ours won't glitter gold
They won't glitter gold

Pretend time is imagined
Fear ain't a band wagon
Let our mistakes be mistaken for wild life

Oh ‘cause baby tonight we will forget to feel bad
And all the things that are not ours won't glitter gold
They won't glitter gold

ANGELS AND WHISKEY (In Memory of Mark A. Rodgers)
You had words to paint the most eloquent of pictures
Words to celebrate the consummate sinner
But silence was how you chose to speak out loudest

Was it one of those days you don't have the strength to change
Was it one of those days you don't have the strength to stay the same

Well, I hope you're resting peacefully with angels and whiskey
A song on the tip of the tongue
One that says all we all really want is that age-old drug
No fancy explanations
All we all really want is to be loved

Were you so far down the wrong road
You couldn't see that rearview mirror letting past be past
Were you down to the filter with never enough cigarettes to fill in all the gaps

For a moment let the songbirds lose their voice
The pens run out of ink
The moon is drunk tonight and so are we
On your memory and mercy

Well, I hope you're resting peacefully with angels and whiskey
A song on the tip of the tongue
One that says all we all really want is that age-old drug
Fuck the fancy explanations
All we all really want is to be loved, to be loved

MOLECULES IN BLOOM
I watch time pass like it's harmless
Though I'd like to choke it to death
I watch the sun surrender to the sea
Knowing it rises up at dawn again
And did you see the clouds take the sky?
It's a do-not-disturb kind of night
Where the mind is a well-oiled machine
Running on the forest for the trees

Endlessly to say we're all molecules in bloom
Hoping love can be simple and steady
As reliable as the moon

Endlessly to say we're all molecules in bloom
Hoping love can be simple and steady
As reliable as it is true

Honey, I believe in you

Say everything will be alright
When those words from my lips don't sound right
I'll say when burned by the fire
Don't get held down by the gravity of the flame
We'll both take it all to heart
And turn dissenting voices off
We’ll resurrect our darlings
Live in moments we thought long lost

Endlessly to say we're all molecules in bloom
Hoping love can be simple and steady
As reliable as the moon

Endlessly to say we're all molecules in bloom
Hoping love can be simple and steady
As reliable as it is true

Honey, I believe in you

I believe you believe too
In molecules in bloom

WHEN YOU'RE GONE
You said we're all grown children at best
But how the beast within laughs last
What if you're not at the bottom of the well
Just in your own little privatized hell

Where do you go when you're gone
Where do you go when you're gone
Sometimes I wish upon you leaving
Instead of hanging on gone next to me
When you're gone

You said there's always stranger love
And you won't stray in that day-dreaming way
Yeah and the sun shines, the night still falls
But baby where's your joy in it all

Where do you go when you're gone
Where do you go when you're gone
Sometimes I wish upon you leaving
Instead of hanging on gone next to me
When you're gone

It ain't all good and you ain't all bad
It ain't all good and you ain't all bad
It ain't all good and it ain't all bad
When you're gone

BOBBY
Bobby, won't you come of tonight
In your pink flamingo dress and your frosted lipstick
Bobby, won't you come of tonight
I'll wear my shark-skin suit and my black n' white wingtip shoes
Just for you

You're truant again
Out of coffee out of friends
Your hair is out of line
And you're throwing in the towel this time
Your make-up feels made-up
And it's looking like your stockings wanna break-up

Bobby, won't you come of tonight
In your pink flamingo dress and your frosted lipstick
Bobby, won't you come of tonight
I'll wear my shark-skin suit and my black n' white wingtip shoes
Just for you

Your paycheck is still small
Traffic drags along to suffocating smog
You washed your car today
Then the radio proclaims at last chance of rain
Broke another string on your guitar
And you're feeling like a show in an empty rock n' roll bar

Bobby, won't you come of tonight
In your pink flamingo dress and your frosted lipstick
Bobby, won't you come of tonight
I'll wear my shark-skin suit and my black n' white wingtip shoes

And until the wrong one comes along we can tie it on right
Stars dancing in our eyes
Dressed like moonlight
All shiny and wise

Bobby, won't you come of tonight...

SUMMER SOMEWHERE
We can't quite predict the weather or mankind
We never know when time will stage a last goodbye
But we know everyone is someone's child
and there's no sense in always explaining the punch line

And while waiting for the snow to disappear
While waiting for the snow to disappear
We know it's always summer somewhere

Sometimes I wish you'd lie to me before we sleep
But is it a wishbone or a backbone we need
And we love but is it somehow safe
The way red nail polish looks like blood in the wrong place

But while waiting for the snow to disappear
While waiting for the snow to disappear
We know it's always summer somewhere

You've played the accidental lover
The imaginary enemy
But now you find yourself dancing
Like your shadow is sleeping

And while waiting for the snow to disappear
While waiting for the snow to disappear
We know it's always summer somewhere

X-RAY EYES
I wear real shoes now
The kind you must lace up
I play with real toys too
The kind with tiny plastic moving parts
They expect me to find the right words
They didn't when I couldn't stand
When grown-ups looks at me their way
I just wish that I knew how to say:

Can they see or is it only apparent to me
I am just a baby in a little child's body
X-Ray eyes
Wish they had X-Ray eyes

I'll be driving the family car soon
I smoke American Spirits after-school
And I drink too much on weekends
When the older kids buy us Old E
Sometimes they call me goody two shoes
'Cause I color in the lines while I break the rules
I pretend not to mind
But since I can't pretend inside I wonder:

Can they see or is it only apparent to me?
I am still that little child in a teenage body
X-Ray eyes
Glad they don't have X-Ray eyes

Then I move out on my own
With bills to pay and ways to be
My dreams and my day-job hardly align
But they say all in good time
My pretty partner in crime is mostly blue
But I don't mind 'cause I am too
Oh when I hear that word responsibility
I wonder what I'm meant to learn to be

Can they see or is it only apparent to me?
I am that teenager in a young adult's body
X-Ray eyes
Glad they don't have X-Ray eyes

Everything changes and it's time to leave
Before everything changes save for me
I get a real job and a long-term love
Who I happily-ever-after call 'the one'
And this child of ours in my arms
Will grow too tall to be held
Oh these wrinkles I call my tree rings
Insist on age and passing days

Can they see or is it only apparent to me?
I am still that young adult in a grown-up's body
X-Ray eyes
Wish they had X-Ray eyes

Then quiet days and quiet nights
I joke letting time pass is my only vice
I'm at peace with no one left to be
I've run my gamut of possibilities
But I do wonder if they'll remember
All I've been as I wind down to the end
Then I smile to myself
As I hear someone whispering to someone else:

"Can she see or is it only apparent to me?
She is just a baby in an elderly body."
X-Ray eyes
Oh their X-ray eyes

SO MANY WAYS TO DIE
You've got your elevator eyes on
And your staircase smile
You've got your upstairs attitude
You're feeling shiny, feeling new

Oh they're so many ways to die
Why don't we live while we've got time
Put your elevator eyes on

Don't be a blip on the radar
Or the center of the universe
Just mean what you do
And say what you mean too

Oh they're so many ways to die
Why don't we live while we've got time
So many ways to die
Why don't we live while we’ve got time
And take it to the top, highest that you've got…
Elevate. Eliminate. The emptiness that we all hate...

We're not gonna check out
And we're not gonna leave the key
We're gonna keep on getting by
On the beauty in simplicity

Oh they're so many ways to die
Why don't we live while we've got time
So many ways to die
Why don't we live while we’ve got time
And take it to the top, highest that you've got…
Elevate. Eliminate. The emptiness that we all hate...

'Cause they're so many ways to die
why don't we live while we've got time
So many way to die
Why don't we live while we got time
Put your elevator eyes on

YOUTH ARE WASTED
The kind of tough-luck hard times where you hide the evidence
And leave the Christmas lights up year round
They say at least Jesus walked on water
We wonder if he ever learned to swim
'Cause our path is paved with gold-plated disbelieving

Still we're raised on the point of picket fences
Remnants of hope and urban exodus

Maybe the youth are wasting it
The grown-ups are faking it
And home is where the art lies in escaping it
Or maybe the youth are wasted
The grown-ups are faded
And home is what the heart forgives
Home is where the art is finding beauty in the darkness

105 degree summer drive to reach the canyon's other side
At least Mom's favorite stores are all at the same mall
And Daddy's water glass full of whiskey looks like apple juice in the sunlight
And all your friends turn to hallucinogens on Friday nights

Sure there's more than a crack in the perfection
At least the blanks are filling themselves in

Maybe the youth are wasting it
The grown-ups are faking it
And home is where the art lies in escaping it
Or maybe the youth are wasted
The grown-ups are faded
And home is what the heart forgives
Home is where the art is finding beauty in the darkness

Lying beneath the stars looking up
We remember forever is made-up
We could get on out of here
One of these candy-coated years

 

WAVEFUNCTION

SONG IN YOUR HEAD
Let the song in your head out…
 
Let outside in and then you'll see
the safety of being fortress free.
You'll be light as a feather
when you lay down your war
and ask yourself what we're fighting for.
 
Let the song in your head out…
 
There's no wrong note and no wrong move.
Just a song and dance of a few honest truths.
A time to laugh, space to breathe.
A clean slate way of being free.
 
Let the song in your head out…
Tomorrow may come tomorrow may go.
Today is all that we need to know.
Tomorrow may come tomorrow may go
Today is all that we need to grow.
 
You're in a plastic state
ever-changing at any rate.
(you choose, you choose)
May you bend to your will.
May you bend to your won't.
(you will, you won't)
Trouble in the heart. Trouble in the head.
The sweet control of letting go.
 
Let let let the song in your head out...
 
LOVE YOU LIKE THAT
Cross my heart hope you're mine
Hope you're mine for all
time and space our space erased.
Our paths converge in a few words.
 
‘Cause I love you like that.
 I love you like that.
 I love you like that.
‘Cause I love you like that…
 
Cross the line and the ocean wide
just to find you're meant to be
mine and hours and minutes past
I skip ahead and I know that we last.
 
‘Cause I love you like that.
 I love you like that.
 I love you like that.
‘Cause I love you like that…
 
If you find me with one foot out the door.
Hold me close and give a little bit more.
 
‘Cause I love you like that.
 I love you like that.
 I love you like that.
‘Cause I love you like that…
 
TINY BROKEN BOATS
No room for regret in the final march of time.
Moving on sets sail. Moving on seems wise.
So I rise in earnest, set in the west.
A pattern unbound as I batten down the hatches.
 
I swam back to shore
when I should have carried on,
but the waves whispered of no island
and tiny broken boats.
 
And so I love more with each passing day.
Imagining an unmarked unknown grave.
To love is all. To love is to lose,
like a passing cloud makes a pillow for the fool.
 
I swam back to shore
when I should have carried on,
but the waves whispered of no island
and tiny broken boats.
 
So I pretend it's in the dark I see.
It's a silver lining you need from me.
It's not the undertow I fear,
it's the riptide of the mind my dear.
 
I swam back to shore
when I should have carried on,
but the waves whispered of no island
and tiny broken boats.

CALIFORNIA ON REPEAT
99 more miles to the north of this state.
I  left my heart there like a favorite cliche.
 
Oh Los Angeles, I always miss your ruthless way,
like how the underbelly and the sunshine
so easily trade places.
 
And there's a freeway maybe I'll arrive
before the darkness turns to night.
And an airplane, tiny bottles of booze
that carry me away from you.
California on repeat.
An endless loop I might never leave.
California like a radio song.
Learned all the words so I have to sing along.
 
It aint easy to love, it ain't easy to change
but it's easy to forget when you've lost your way.
A hundred more miles, angels ahead
but I'm missing what I left behind again.
 
San Francisco, I've never known a city with your wiles.
Your kindness in disguise, beauty like a mistress.
 
And there's a freeway maybe I'll arrive
before the darkness turns to night.
Or an airplane, tiny bottles of booze
that carry me away from you.
California on repeat.
An endless loop I might never leave.
California like a radio song.
Learned all the words so I have to sing along.
 
We've all got something to hide
but the sun blinds at just the right angle
and then sets over an ocean just like a cradle.
 
And there's a freeway maybe I'll arrive
before the darkness turns to night.
Or an airplane, tiny bottles of booze
that carry me away from you.
California on repeat.
An endless loop I might never leave.
California like a radio song.
Learned all the words so I have to sing along.

OH THE DAY (THEN THE NIGHT)
Woke up out of bed like the alarm said.
Made coffee like I wanted to be sleeping instead.
Showered like I hoped to pause the play of the day,
but the day carried on anyway.
 
So I got ready for work like it mattered.
Left my lover asleep like we mattered.
Parked my car like I cared for it.
Sat at my desk like I never thought of breaking it.
 
Oh the day. Then the night.
Oh the day and then the night.
Oh the way thoughts collide
with all that meets the eye.
Oh the day, then the night.
 
Woke up out of bed before the alarm said.
Made coffee like I was already awake again.
Showered like I hoped the day might bring
more than expected things.
 
So I got ready for work like it didn’t matter.
Left my lover asleep like we didn’t matter.
Parked my car like I never cared for it.
Sat at my desk like I might end up breaking it.
 
Oh the day. Then the night.
Oh the day and then the night.
Oh the way thoughts collide
with all that meets the eye.
Oh the day, then the night.
 
Morning breaks like my heart’s awake.
Then morning breaks like we might forsake
that our hearts are wide.
Our hearts are wide awake.
 
Oh the day. Then the night.
Oh the day and then the night.
Oh the way thoughts collide
with all that meets the eye.
Oh the day, then the night.

SAFETY PIN
Hold the end of this moment
while I get a safety pin.
I'm not ready to unravel once again.
Hold the end of this moment
think I could fix it with a stitch.
Let it barely tear, let it fray,
let us make it through the day.
 
And I know that you've known better
and I know that you've known worse,
but we're stuck together
like the witch doctor's favorite curse.
Oh but the light shines through the window
where the curtains never mend,
and there's the morning sun
like beginning once again.
 
Hold the end of this moment
while I get a safety pin.
Put the scissor away,
throw your hands up and tell me to stay.
Hold the end of this moment
like a dress for your wedding day,
and remember all those plans we never made.
 
And I know that I've known better
and I know that I've known worse,
but we're stuck together
like the witch doctor's favorite curse.
Oh but the light shines through the window
where the curtains never mend,
and there's the morning sun
like beginning once again.
 
We have more than enough.
We have more than enough, we have us.
 
And that light through the window
where the curtains never mend,
the morning sun like beginning once again.
The morning sun just like that safety pin.
 
THE SHALLOW END
There's a sea of possibility,
I see you swimming endlessly.
The maps of your days
on the surface all look the same.
 
And a shallow love is the shallow end.
A shallow love is the shallow end.
The deeper we go
we find the deep carries us home.
 
What if you ask for what you want?
Make peace with what you need.
Believe when you're short on truth,
let make believe escape you.
 
'Cause a shallow love is the shallow end.
A shallow love is the shallow end.
The deeper we go
we find the deep carries us home.
 
But you never surrender.
No you never surrender,
and you never drown.
No you never surrender,
but now it's time to forgive
what you say that you'll forget.
 
‘Cause a shallow love is the shallow end.
A shallow love is the shallow end.
The deeper we go
we find the deep carries us home.
And a shallow love is just a shallow end.
 
CUT IT OUT
I wear these jeans like I'd wear your skin.
Wish you were something I could slip into.
I'm jealous of the scar above your hip.
Wish I was something as permanent.
I'm obsessed with things that'll never be mine
the touch of a hand, the feel of the sky.
I close my eyes and pretend to die
knowing I get it right next time.
 
Oh cut it out, cut it out, cut it out.
Surgically remove me
from being my own worst enemy.
 
New dreams. Clean slate. Blank page. Dirty days.
Remember when I used to get high just on you?
And I wonder how to make it last,
wanting the flight without the crash,
wanting the burn without the hurt.
Always sounding the silent alarm.
 
Oh cut it out, cut it out, cut it out.
Surgically remove me
from being my own worst enemy.
Cut it out, cut it out, cut it out. . .
 
Grant us patience as a virtue like the trees
that run rings around patience
as an opiate for the masses.
Always waiting. Always waiting.
Cut it out, cut it out.
Cut it out.
 
WHERE YOU'VE BEEN (inspired by Mike Brodie's A Period of Juvenile Prosperity)
Sunrise bleeds to sunset.
We strain to stay open like eyes.
You're looking ahead aways.
Seeing nothing but the wind that carries your days.
 
'Cause plans were made for tracks and trains.
Home is where you've been
and might not be again.
 
Spin round me in that almost new dress
like you've finally found the world's axis.
Dance with me like we don't need
a future but it's ours if we dare to dream.
 
'Cause plans were made for tracks and trains.
Home is where you've been
and might not be again.
 
But if the heart is a photograph of what will be
of what it might all mean.
Then picture you, picture me, picture today
in a still frame that's running away like a train.
 
Sunset bleeds to sunrise.
We take comfort in closing our eyes.
Rewriting the day in sleep,
saving only that which the soul might keep.
 
'Cause plans were made for tracks and trains
and home is where you've been,
and you might not be again.
 
(OH THE DAY) THEN THE NIGHT
I took off my clothes like I was in bed alone.
Left nothing on like I had nothing to lose.
Stared at the ceiling but I couldn't see the stars.
Held my whiskey, like I almost drank too much.
 
So I reached out to you like it didn't matter.
Reached out to sleep like it didn't matter.
Then dreams like tiny impossibilities
hidden in the smile of a teenage beauty queen.
 
Oh the day. Then the night.
Oh the day and then the night.
Oh the way thoughts collide
with all that meets the eye.
Oh the day, then the night.
 
I took off my clothes like you were in bed alone.
Left nothing on like we had everything.
Stared through the ceiling like I could see the stars.
Held on like I hold my whiskey.
 
So I reached out to you like it mattered.
Reached out for sleep like it mattered.
Then dreams like tiny possibilities
hidden in the hope of a teenage beauty queen.
 
Oh the day. Then the night.
Oh the day and then the night.
Oh the way thoughts collide
with all that meets the eye.
Oh the day, then the night.
 
Evening falls like we're there to catch her.
Or evening falls like we might forsake
that our hearts are wide,
our hearts are still wide awake.
 
Oh the day. Then the night.
Oh the day and then the night.
Oh the way thoughts collide
with all that meets the eye.
Oh the day, then the night.

 

LUCKY


WITHOUT MY LOVE
Dear me, Dear you whom I used to be. We're out here killing time like she lost the key to 
peace of mind.
But you're not safe here. You're not safe here, my dear.

It's rare that I take flight knowing we're bound by what we both survive…

but you opened the door too wide, to words like wolves and wolves like lies.

And are we safe here? Are we safe here, my dear?

You said I love you twice last night to remind you yesterday may come without my love.

Yesterday may come without my love.

 Sometimes I hope I left.

Sometimes I hope I left. Sometime I hope I will leave a scar.

Sometimes we have the means to tell a tale of never grow to part.
But are we safe here? It could be such a pretty picture, my dear.



You said I love you twice last night to remind you yesterday may come without my love.

Yesterday that may come without my love.



Oh my dear, my love

.

Dear me, Dear you whom I used to be. Dear us, Dear all that we shall become. 

Let's be safe here. Perfectly safe here, my dear.

MICROSCOPE
In my head I unsaid 'I'm gonna leave you but someone is gonna to stay'.

Dissect this as you wish.

I'm still tearing at the seams of what I appear to you to be.



This could be all, this could be now, this could be it, this could be never.
Is that why we try and trust again?



Well what if I la la la love, love you without restraint.

Even when la la la love dares to flirt with hate.

Oh it's a beautiful world if we let love lead.

So put away the microscope, let's live in a big picture that paints us lucky.



Forget the uncertainty of our velocity, remember the gravity us.

Don't say anything too permanent.

Just know a place spent in could equal a place never been.



This could be all, this could be now, this could be it, this could be never. 

Is that why we try and trust again?



What if I la la la love, love you without restraint.
Even when la la la love dares to flirt with hate.
It's a beautiful world when we let love lead.

So put away the microscope, let's live in a big picture that paints us lucky.



Lucky...


COME ON HOME TO ME

You're restless, babe. Letting plans slip through your hourglass like hands again.
How late you stay awake last night, staring at the moon, watching it cut the sky like a knife?

Don't you know you're not alone?

Remember when I came home the music so loud I had to shout?
But then you held me and 
whispered don't ever leave 'cause this is all. This is all we need.



That's the way it'll be, babe.
 That's the way it'll be.

That's the way it'll be, babe, if you come on home to me.



When I first laid eyes on you, babe, I knew one day I'd never want to leave.

And here we are so let's never be worlds apart when you're lying next to me.



Don't you know you're not alone?

Remember when you said If I die tonight at least I'm the happiest I've been in my whole life?

Then we danced to no music and meant everything unsaid.



That's the way it'll be, babe.
 That's the way it'll be.

That's the way it'll be, babe, if you come on home to me.



That's the way it'll be, babe. That's the way it'll be.
That's the way I see it, babe, when you come on home to...



that locket in the drawer by your bedside, the one you finally put a picture of me inside.

Sometimes it's foolish not to rush. Sometimes it's foolish not to rush.



That's the way it'll be, babe.
 That's the way it'll be.

That's the way it'll be, babe, 
if you come on home to me.



That's the way it'll be, babe.
 That's the way it'll be.

That's the way I see it babe,
 when you come on home to me.



Baby, come on home to me.


I WASN'T DONE DANCING
Let's take a page out of that book.
Rewrite the path we took when we promised ourselves we'd never do this again.

Penny-saver money-hater, stop asking time to buy peace of mind.



Just dance alone with the lights low, floating in all we don't dare dream of.



Welcome to the future. 

Our only end.

Guess I'm wondering 'cause no one told me not to.

On second thought I wasn't done dancing.

Were you?



Build sand castles way too close to shore.
Fold paper planes fly them over the fire.

Stay a little later, we can talk to strangers,
ignore red flag danger, leap before we look.

Let's dance alone with the lights low, floating in all we don't dare dream of.



Welcome to the future. 

Our only end.

Guess I'm wondering 'cause no one told me not to.

On second on thought I wasn't done dancing.

Were you?



Dear Life, your fairness may rest while we're still wide awake.



Welcome to the future. 

Our only end.
Guess I'm wondering 'cause no one told me not to.

On second on thought I wasn't done dancing.
No. On second on thought I wasn't done dancing.

Were you?

BEFORE THE FADE
Turn down the lights. Turn off the news. That bottle was full earlier this afternoon.

We can't get it right, but you said nothing's wrong with hoping for something 
that you've had all along.

I'll miss these days when they're gone. 

I will miss these days when they're gone. 



But now we're driving fast, nothing left to lose, save for all we've never had.

So don't go slowing down or painting new roads into old highways of doubt,
'cause a promise is as a promise does and you promised me that we'd burn out
before the fade.



Should we stay up too late? Sleep the day away on purpose 'cause there ain't no purpose
to be found?
Or shall we declare war on what we've grown to be? 
I'm starting to hope for something I've never seen.



I'll miss these days when there gone.
I will miss these days when they're gone.

But now we're driving fast, nothing left to lose, save for all we've never had.

So don't go slowing down or painting new roads into old highways of doubt.

I'll miss these days when I'm gone. Maybe I missed them all along.

But now we're driving fast, nothing left to lose, save for all we've never had.

So don't go slowing down or painting new roads into old highways of doubt,
'cause a promise is as a promise does and you promised me that we'd burn out
before the fade.

PAPER DAYS

The older I get, the less that I know.

The longer I live, the less that I grow accustomed to letting go.

Oh all I know, all I know is that old friends are hard to find,
lovers may come and go, but someday is now.

Someday is now.



If there's a place for words let's build our quiet in between.

We'll bridge the silence that leads to what allows us to be accustomed to letting go.

Oh all I know, all I know is that old friends are hard to find,
lovers may come and go but someday is now,
Someday is now.

I remember when you said time can't buy you wisdom and wisdom, no, she can't buy you time.

Our paper days.
Have they thrown us all away.



The older I get, the less that I know.
The longer I live, the more I hope to grow.

Oh our days, these paper days.

 

ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT

We took a small break in the midst of recording our new EP (coming your way February 2013) to record a sonic greeting card of sorts.
Hope you enjoy. Hope the holiday season is treating you right.
much love,
Arrica Rose & the ...'s


I hope someone brings you flowers.
I hope someone gives you time
to appreciate the things that slip away when held too tight.
I hope someone whispers to you softly when drawing down the shades.
I hope you're never alone on Christmas day.

I hope someone offers you the moon.
Reminds you to wish upon a star.
When you're galaxies away, I hope someone holds you in their arms
saying don't ever be alone with someone standing by your side.
Don't ever be alone on Christmas night.

When the New Year comes a callin' I hope your heart is an open door
that allows to let live that allows you to let go.
When the New Year comes a callin'
I hope she only brings you more of all the love she once brought before.

 

LET ALONE SEA
 

EVERYBODY

In this trench you and I.

Two honeys in the mud that was left behind.

Overwhelmed by the sky.

Lick your wounds and wave goodbye.

 

Everybody will burn.

Everybody will take their turn.

Everybody will learn that's how it is and always will be.

 

mm - ah - ah - la - la - la - la

 

Too much force, too much fright.

Throw yourself at anything money can buy.

Oh the weight of success.

Haven't seen any changes yet.

 

But we're floating in the darkness all alone.

It's so safe in the womb of the unknown.

 

mm - ah - ah - la - la - la - la

 

Everybody will burn.

Everybody will take their turn.

Everybody will learn that's how it is and always will be.

 

SAIL AWAY

You led me to water but it's the ocean

and I can't drink, no I can't drink, of this water

 

But I can sail away, sail away, sail away.

I can sail away, sail away.

I can change.

 

I walk like an elephant on a tightrope.

I fall and you find I'm far away.

 

Find me and let's sail away, sail away, sail away.

Sail away, sail away.

You can change.

 

Oh but humans we rely on our past

like the nail looks to the hammer for purpose.

And sometimes I wish I was nothing more than this moment.

So we could be so much more than we were.

 

We could sail away, sail away, sail away.

We could sail away, sail away

We could change.

 

WE MADE OUT ALRIGHT

We Made Out.

We Made Out Alright.

 

And I don't care what you've done.

I don't care what you do.

I don't care where this goes.

Now is all I ask of you.

 

We Made Out.

We Made Out Alright.

 

I don't care why you want this.

I don't care what it means.

All I want from you is a moment free

of all you'll someday ask of me.

 

So lay yourself down.

Let the ceiling be our ground.

Let it go, let it lie.

Let alone sea we sail tonight.

 

'Cause I don't care what you've done

I don't care what you do.

I don't care where this goes.

Now is all I ask of you.

 

I don't care why you want this.

I don't care what it means.

All I want from you is a moment free

of all you'll someday ask of me.

 

We Made Out.

We Made Out Alright.

 

IF THE WORLD WON'T BEND

When time is like a child sitting on your chest

playing recklessly with moments you have left.

And the sand gets in your eyes, in your ears and your teeth.

It's an aggrievance, not the beauty of the beach.

 

Well, know I'm here with open arms.

I'll be here as long as you want.

 

If the world won't bend to your will

If the world won't bend to your will, baby I will.

If the world won't bend to your will, I will.

 

When your dreams are fast asleep but your mind is wide awake

it's a fine line between giving up and taking a break.

And the strangers on the street they dance to a different beat

and make you long for the solitude that you seek.

 

Well know I'm here with open arms,

like you've been here all along.

 

If the world won't bend to your will

If the world won't bend to your will, baby I will.

If the world won't bend to your will, I will.

 

And if silence is your friend there are no words to make it end.

So you see it in my eyes I'll just whisper in my head over and over again...

 

If the world won't bend to your will

If the world won't bend to your will, baby I will.

If the world won't bend to your will, I will.

 

WHEN THE CLOUDS HANG THIS LOW

Open up your eyes an ambulance is parked outside

but it's not your time, it's not your time.

So you take a walk outside and you think of other nights

when we were dreaming, dreaming about you never leaving.

 

Pay attention to time you crossed the same street twice,

bus coulda hit you that silver car that barely missed you.

And the umbrella you left behind it's been broken a long long time

but it hardly rains here in this part of California.

So you stumble into a bar, singer sings hard times are gonna fall.

She's tone deaf and she knows it but nobody's listening.

 

They're listening to the sound of empty glasses sitting down,

like kings and queens stripped of their blue blooded nouns.

Ice melts - time for seconds, you, you eye the exit

but there's no where to go when the clouds hang this low.

No, there's no where to go when the clouds hang this low

 

Telegram came today, you knew what it was gonna say

so you didn't read it, don't need it, you won't believe it.

And ain't that a shame, that's what they're all gonna say

like the fabrics been torn where the tailor can't fix it.

And the sweetest, softest whore well she's has sat here all night before.

She's pretty like an old record but nobody's listening.

 

SUMMER'S GONNA BURN ME (SO ARE YOU)

You hung in the air like a battered piñata

and I left the room like a fallen debutante.

I was counting moments like guests out the door

of a party I've never thrown before.

 

If you see a race that can't be won

why would turn to me and ask me to run?

I'm still a broken record playing it'll all turn out right,

while these pins and balloons have me pining on the inside.

 

Summer's gonna burn me so are you.

No one's got a bandaid to hide this wound.

Summer's gonna burn me so are you.

Someone's gonna burn me? So?

 

La ti da La ti da...

 

I'll write the ending to this story

'cause stuck in the middle is oh so boring.

I surrender not in the name of defeat.

I surrender as somebody choosing to see that...

 

Summer's gonna burn me so are you.

No one's got a bandaid to hide this wound.

Summer's gonna burn me so are you.

Someone's gonna burn me? So?

 

Yeah I know you, you know me, and we know where it hurts

I know you, you know me, and we know where it hurts.

I know, I know. You know, you know.

You know where it hurts.

 

Summer's gonna burn me so are you.

No one's got a bandaid to hide this wound.

Summer's gonna burn me so are you.

Someone's gonna burn me? So?

 

La ti da La ti da...

 

RIVERBED

Toss it out start again.

Find a way change today.

If not the whole wide world then in your head.

Your heart is not a riverbed,

a relic of all it's seen,

of all that falls from its surface unintentionally.

 

Heavy, heavy heart of mine

helium's light than air and so it flies.

My dear heart you're light than the rest of me.

Could you rise above all that's left of me?

Could you rise above all I've ever seen?

 

Toss it out start again.

Find a way change today.

Toss it out start again.

Find a way change today.

Oh dear riverbed.

Dear riverbed.

 

Feet to the ground, hands to the sky.

You could take take take, take all the space you need to fly.

But this hot air balloon gets angrier than you

and you've got all that you need to be the bottom of the sea.

 

Toss it out start again.

Find a way change today.

Toss it out start again.

Find a way change today.

'Cause where water flows it never knows

'til it gets there and there ain't no longer here.

And here is the change that killed the sameness.

Here it is the change that killed the sameness.

Oh dear riverbed.

Dear riverbed.

 

NOTHING NADA NOTHING

I like the part where we look back and know that we survived

and nothing nothing nada nothing, nothing's changed

except for you and I.

 

Waves crash on the shore like they've crashed here before.

A wind-up bird sputters to it's end so we wind him up all over again.

That's right...

 

I like the part where we look back and know that we survived

and nothing nothing nada nothing, nothing's changed

except for you and I.

 

Questions still need answers and thoughtfulness takes time -

time takes us all, no pause or rewind.

That's why...

 

I like the part where we look back and know that we survived

and nothing nothing nada nothing, nothing's changed

except for you and I.

 

I'm looking out the windshield that looks toward what I left.

Wondering what I'll find and when i'll look back twd that time.

Singing...

 

I like the part where we look back and know that we survived

and nothing nothing nada nothing, nothing's changed

except for you and I.

 

If I worry more I'll arrive at daybreak, what a drive.

If I worry less I'll arrive when the sun sets.

 

I like the part where we look back and know that we survived

and nothing nothing nada nothing, nothing's changed

except for you and I.

 

POT OF GOLD

Oh pot of gold I really don't know

if the clouds will give way to a rainbow someday.

I'm just here falling fast and wanting less,

taking what I'm getting for granted.

But there's the brighter side, that great divide.

Someone whispering it will all turn out right.

 

And you will walk in the sunshine again.

 

So if you're lost and no one else knows the way,

it's hide and seek, you don't dare peek.

Well, maybe found is not what you need.

And now you're wondering if your worry

is nothing more than the bitter taste of time.

What if the shadows of another dawn are second chances,

like wishes granted.

 

And you will walk in the sunshine again.

 

Nah - nah - nah...

You will walk in the sunshine again.

 

Oh pot of gold I just want to know

when the clouds will give way.

What time and what day?
 

VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR (WONDERFUL WORLD)
I heard you on the wireless back in Fifty Two

Lying awake in bed then tuning in on you.

If I was young it didn't stop you coming through

 

They took the credit for your second symphony.

Rewritten by machine and new technology,

and now I understand the problems you can see.

 

I met your children. What did you tell them?

 

I see trees of green, red roses too.

I see them bloom for me and you.

 

And now we meet in an abandoned studio.

We hear the playback and it seems so long ago.

And you remember how the jingles used to go.

 

You were the first one. You'll be the last one.

 

Video killed the radio star.

Video killed the radio star.

Pictures came and broke your heart.

Pictures came and broke your heart.

 

Oh but babies cry, I watch them grow.

They'll learn much more than I'll never know.

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

 

I met your children. What did you tell them?

 

Video killed the radio star.

Video killed the radio star.

In my mind and in my car, we can't rewind we've gone to far.

we can't rewind we've gone to far.


(Let Alone Sea B side)

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS

Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my.
Monday is Tuesday is passing us by.

Walking down the street the tapping of feet.

In synch with strangers we might never meet.

War is wondering if the war is meant to end.

If peace was a paycheck might we cash it in?

 

Oh but boys will be boys and girls will be girls

and our little ones will one day rule the world

or rue the world

 

or rue the world la la la hey hey...

 

So don't cling to pain like a cat never fed.

Let your mind tell your body it's all in your head again.

And the walls of the heart are as thin as paper

but we're always making plans for later.

Don't dress wrong in all the right clothes.

She'll still sing a song solemn and slow.

 

Oh but boys will be boys and girls will be girls

and our little ones will one day rule the world

or rue the world

 

or rue the world la la la hey hey...

 

Talk is cheap, don't pay for the truth.

Man is cheaper, don't have to be you.

Oh and fun. It's expensive now a days,

but you don't have to pay.

Maybe God likes his letters lowercase.

 

Oh but girls will be boys and boys will be girls

and our little ones will one day rule the world

or rue the world

 

or rue the world la la la hey hey...

 

Lions & Tigers & Bears oh my.

Monday is Tuesday is passing us by,

bye...bye-bye

 

PRETEND I’M FUR

 

PILLOW ON THE GROUND

Tick Tock, road block.

Deep breath, too much worry spent.

Black or white, too many shades of gray.

Sun sets on another day.

 

And I know it ain’t the life you chose.

It’s all you’ve ever known so hold your head up high,

have faith in love. In time, it’ll all come back around.

Find your pillow on the ground ‘cause baby we all fall down

and the world spins round.

 

Fate rests on a cheap dress.

Dark days turn to darker ways.

Night falls, hope calls.

You don’t pick up

‘cause you think you’ve had enough.

 

And I know it ain’t the life you chose.

It’s all you’ve ever known so hold your head up high,

have faith in love. In time, it’ll all come back around.

Find your pillow on the ground ‘cause baby we all fall down

and the world spins round.

 

Round and round…round and round…

 

And we all fall down.

 

MEMPHIS

If you come back and I’m not here then I’m gone.

Must be moving on, must be moving on.

If you stay and choose to turn away,

You’ll never know that everything has changed.

 

If you leave before me don’t look back

‘cause leaving is all I ever planned.

 

But the summertime in Memphis makes me miss you.

And California sunshine reminds me that time flies.

Autumn leaves in NY leave me wanting more

of that winter in Denver when you finally mentioned forever.

 

This big old world it won’t stop

not for a broken heart, not for a broken heart.

I know it gets better every day.

These days they wash away just like summer rain.

 

If you leave before me don’t look back

‘cause leaving is all you really have.

 

But the summertime in Memphis makes me miss you.

And California sunshine reminds me that time flies.

Autumn leaves in NY leave me wanting more

of that winter in Denver when you finally mentioned forever.

 

The road is long ‘cause it always bring you back

to another tomorrow and a solid dose of the past

that’s why…

 

summertime in Memphis makes me miss you.

And California sunshine reminds me that time flies.

Autumn leaves in NY leave me wanting more

of that winter in Denver when you finally mentioned forever.

 

BE

Open eyes wide to the sunshine,

lift your head up, time to get up.

Another day break just for hope’s sake.

Changes making, chances taking

time to be.

 

So behold me and all of this beauty.

Behold me and all of this beauty.

Behold me I am free, free to be.

 

Hold on loosely, let it flow.

Light as a feather, heart that knows.

Take a deep breath then a small step.

Now you’re dreaming, finally seeing

time to be.

 

So behold me and all of this beauty.

Behold me and all of this beauty.

Behold me I am free, free to be.

 

SAY GOODBYE

I could stay here in this car forever

wondering about where I’ve been.

I could stay here in this car forever

not caring where I end up in the end.

 

I could stay here in this car forever

Your hand barely touching mine.

No warm embrace just the thrill of the chase.

We don’t what it means but that don’t mean a thing

 

Except that I can’t so I won’t even try - I can’t say goodbye.

 

I could stay here in this car forever

wondering why you never called.

I could stay here in this car forever

pretending that I’m above it all.

 

I could stay here in this car forever

listening to the news of the world I’m driving thru.

If nothing stays the same, why is it so hard to change.

 

No, I can’t so I won’t even try - I can’t say goodbye..,

 

And it’s such a fine day for a little bit of change,

but you said hit the breaks, hit the breaks, hit the breaks.

 

No, I can’t so I won’t even try - I can’t say goodbye.

 

Goodbye

Say Goodbye

Goodbye

 

BE STILL MY HEART

Once in a lifetime you’ll find a perfect moment in time,

but perfection unwinds and it leaves you blind…

 

So paint me as I am, I’ll draw us as we were

You’ll write a song so true the words means nothing to you…

 

Please be still my heart,

even though my mind wants to run around

with every thought in town…

(please be still my heart)

 

Once in a lifetime you’ll find a perfect moment in time,

and perfection is fine if it don’t unwind…

If it don’t unwind…

(please be still my heart)

 

I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER & OTHER LIES

Sun sets on a quiet beach.

Waves crash on the shore beneath our feet.

Time stands still, the past slips away.

You turn to me and solemnly say:

 

I’ll love you forever and I’ll tell you other lies.

Forever is like the weather, no the sun can’t always shine.

But I’ll love you forever and I’ll mean it when I say it

‘cause I’m desperate. Not for you but for forever.

 

Sun sets on a quiet home.

You know it’s time to leave and I’m ready to be alone.

You stand in the doorway nothing left to say,

But I’ve got a few words I’ve saved just for today:

 

I’ll love you forever and I’ll tell you other lies.

Forever is like the weather, no the sun can’t always shine.

But I’ll love you forever and I’ll mean it when I say it

‘cause I’m desperate. Not for you but for forever.

LA LA LOST

I’D LOVE TO MISS L.A.

I need love - all they offer me is drugs

I need love - all they offer me is drugs

 

How I'd love to miss L.A.

Like a long lost lover that barely got away.

I'd love to miss L.A.

 

I need a friend - all they offer me is the best

I need a friend - all they offer me is the best

the best in...

hotels and fancy cars, liquor and movie stars

broken dreamers, over-achievers

one-liners, part-timers

 

Oh I’d love to miss L.A.

Like a black & white movie that hardly ever plays.

I'd love to miss L.A.

 

He said 'don't go getting all big time on me'

She said 'instead of talking what you don't want,

start talking about what you need'

And he said 'I'd love to miss L.A.

Like I'll miss you in the morning when my words aren't yet awake.

I'd love to miss L.A.’

 

UH-HUH

Clock that ticks, time that winds. You hold me back I walk a line 

between love & death and life & loss.

 

Happiness, oh heart of stone, I’ll never know from where you grow.

Has it all been said and loved and lost?

 

Uh-Huh

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da-da-da

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da-da-da

Ba-ba

Uh-Huh

 

I’ll seek truth and you seek you.

We’ll see that truth is self-serving too.

Has it all been said and done and bought.

 

Uh-Huh

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da-da-da

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da-da-da

Ba-ba

Uh-Huh

 

Is it wind or cars passing by that creates the illusion all things fly?

Has it all been said and loved and lost?

All been said and done and bought?

 

Uh-Huh

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da-da-da

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da

Bah-da-bah-da Bah-da-da-da-da

Ba-ba

Uh-Huh

 

LITTLE WARS

You make me feel like I can’t feel anything

You make me feel like I can’t feel anything, oh baby and

You make me feel like I hardly know myself

You make me feel like I hardly know myself, oh baby but

 

I am what I am and you are what you are

I am what I am and you are what you are

And we’re so much more than our little wars.

 

You make me feel like I’ve got potential

You make me feel like I’ve got potential, oh baby and

You make me feel like I might be special

You make me feel like I might be special, oh baby but

 

I am what I am and you are what you are

I am what I am and you are what you are

And we’re so much more than our little wars.

 

I read the news today they say we put our Gods to shame.

Then I saw it on TV they say the honey bees forgot how to breed.

And so I try to walk the line between caring and doing fine, 

then your hand in mine and say baby let’s get high. Cause

 

I am what I am and you are what you are

I am what I am and you are what you are

I am what I am and you are what you are

And we’re so much more than our little wars.

 

BORDERLINE

Don’t know how to fall, I’ve surrounded myself with soft dirt & padded walls

Don’t know how to love at least that’s what I’ve been told by some.

And history repeats what we promised to delete, but I’ll prove them wrong

 

Cause I’m borderline in love with you and I think that I’m kinda pregnant too.

I’m borderline in love with you but this borderline love is making me blue.

 

There’s something about that look in your eyes 

when you don’t really know I’ve been watching you for awhile.

There’s something about the words that fall from your lips

When you don’t think I’m really listening.

 

That’s why I’m borderline in love with you and I think that I’m kinda pregnant too.

I’m borderline in love with you but this borderline love is making me blue.

 

And when you look at me well I might look away

But my heart is telling me she thinks I ought to stay.

And my eyes might lie and you might not see there’s a sea of possibility. 

 

That’s why I’m borderline in love with you and I think that I’m kinda pregnant too.

I’m borderline in love with you but this borderline love is making me blue.

 

It’s strange world after all and you could teach me to love or you could teach me to fall.
 

PAPER HEARTS

A few pieces of paper and a story to tell. 

I'd prefer scissors to a pen.

Some quite time and that record you gave me playing over and over again.

Yes, I've drawn from the start the strings you could pull if you could only see.

But I'll never tell and you'll never sell the heart you made for me.

 

Paper Hearts. Paper Hearts.

 

Then it all goes flat. We trade words like space.

Words I remember, words I erase.

You found the time to tell me your heart wasn't built for two.

Well, it's not a tandem bike I want, baby it's just you.

Yes, I've drawn from the start the strings you could pull if you could only see.

But I'll never tell and you'll never sell the heart you made for me.

 

Paper Hearts. Paper Hearts.

 

Late at night I wonder why simple called it a day,

so I offer you what makes me short of breath in an unassuming way.

In return I get a glance. Maybe two at best...

and a little miscommunication at no extra charge.

 

Paper Hearts. Paper Hearts.

 

Wish I knew from the start you could tear them apart.

 

Paper Hearts. Our Paper Hearts.

 

MORE ROCK N’ ROLL

I’ll travel this land bottle in hand, change lovers like underwear

Have mountains of blow like decorative snow scattered ‘round me in endless rows.

 

And when you find yourself in the arms of another remember you let me go.

Remember I said as you walked out my door: I’ll try to be more rock n’ roll.

 

I’ll love my whiskey cause no man ever loved me like she does

I’ll even love his crooked smile if he leaves when the morning comes. 

 

Yeah when you find yourself in the arms of another remember you let me go.

Remember I said as you walked out my door: I’ll try to be more rock n’ roll.

 

You said normally girls are faithful and boys can’t keep it in their pants.

Well I have to tell you darlin’ I think you might be wrong ‘bout that.

 

Yeah when you find yourself in the arms of another remember you let me go.

Remember I said as you walked out my door: I’ll try to be more rock n’ roll.

 

THE PIECES

It’s always hard to walk away when you feel like there’s something left to say.

It’s always hard to say goodbye when you can’t recall every reason why.

 

I can pretend my heart ain’t breaking, you can pretend your mind ain’t racing

But every word should count, every word falls from your mouth should pick up 

the pieces.

 

Life is precious life  is good life don’t behave like she should.

Life is bearable sometimes unkind life is all you’ve ever left behind.

 

I can pretend my heart ain’t breaking, you can pretend your mind ain’t racing

But every word should count, every word falls from your mouth should pick up 

the pieces.

 

I thought I had the words right. I lost them last night.

Escaping the truth seemed right at the time.

Wish I had a button to activate something I’ve been searching for 

for sometime

 

I can pretend my heart ain’t breaking, you can pretend your mind ain’t racing

But every word should count, every word falls from your mouth should pick up 

the pieces.

 

WE COULD ALL BE FLAWLESS.

Falling slowly in love with nothing.

You said why’s it gotta hurt so bad

I said maybe just because it can.

 

And somehow I thought you thought of me

Somehow I thought you wanted me

 

But I’m checking out tomorrow could you spare a light?

But I’m checking out tomorrow could you spare a light?

 

Picture the future, our past tense like a river.

You’re running and I ‘m sinking low.

I always knew you’d watch me fold.

 

So I’m checking out tomorrow could you spare a light?

So I’m checking out tomorrow could you spare a light?

 

Cause it’s a long long drive and I don’t think I’ve got the time.

 

That’s why I’m checking out tomorrow could you spare a light?

I’m checking out tomorrow could you spare a light?

No never mind.

No never mind

 

PORCUPINE IN A PETTING ZOO

When you ask for so little you seem to get less.

More, like height markings on the frame of a door.

Oh the child in me always wished to be taller

and the grown-up always wished to be smaller.

 

I’m a porcupine in a petting zoo but enough about me lets talk about you.

I’m a porcupine in a petting zoo but enough about me lets talk about you.

 

If I watch too much TV I might forget how to breathe,

And sometimes the radio makes me feel strangely low.

And my ship set sail and the chips are down.

Oh but someone turned the sun off and let moon out.

 

I’m a porcupine in a petting zoo but enough about me lets talk about you.

I’m a porcupine in a petting zoo but enough about me lets talk about  being…

 

La la la la la lost

La la la la la lost

La la la la la la la la la la lost

 

IN TIME

I’m alone in this bar on this street in this town

I’m alone in this bar on this street in this town because I found…

 

That timing is always of consequence and life is mostly defined by what you get…in time.

 

I’m alone in my head in my heart in this bed

I’m alone in my head in my heart in this bed once again…

 

Because timing is always of consequence and life is mostly defined by what you get…in time.

 

Falling in love ain’t a crime

Falling in love again ain’t a crime, 

but the fall in reverse is more like a climb once you find…

 

That timing is always of consequence and life is mostly defined by what you get.

Timing is always of consequence.

But maybe life is mostly defined by what you give…in time.

 

BREAK-UPS & COMMITMENTS

I'm trying to walk away, but you're begging me stay.

Not with the words you say but with that look upon your face,

the one that says 

 

Break-ups and Commitments are little deaths & I don't wanna die.

Break-ups and Commitments are little deaths & I don't wanna die.

 

I once mentioned forever, I saw your face fall down.

You hit the ground running and without making a sound you said:

 

Break-ups and Commitments are little deaths & I don't wanna die.

Break-ups and Commitments are little deaths & I don't wanna die.

 

So Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Stars

Goodnight to all the lonely hearts hanging out in bars saying:

 

Break-ups and Commitments are little deaths & I don't wanna die.

Break-ups and Commitments are little deaths & I don't wanna die.

But I don't wanna be alone for the rest of my life.

 

 

ALL MY METAPHORS

Do you sleep…do you dream…do you fuck…do you scream?

Do you always walk into a room like a run-on sentence?

 

I’m so in love with love that I could never let you hate me

But passion she just ain’t your friend, simplicity is my enemy.

 

And now this rain is not hopeful. 

This rain is not brave. 

This rain is not sadness. 

This rain is not change.

It’s water falling from the sky,

water falling from my eyes,

water falling on me and all my metaphors.

 

You said temptation is for derelicts and lovebirds.

I said you and I are both at best.

Then I try to let you be but the great escape escapes me.

You remind me that time even lets the good things die

 

And that’s why this rain is not hopeful. 

This rain is not brave. 

This rain is not sadness. 

This rain is not change.

It’s water falling from the sky,

water falling from my eyes,

water falling on me and all my metaphors.


 

LAST NIGHT ON EARTH 

 

TURN

The future’s tense, the past is dividing regrets.

You can’t sleep ‘cause you’re scared of the absence of dreams.

Time is wasting time. You remember the time you used to mind.

And it seems so strange how everything just stays the same.

But hold on, something’s going down ‘round here.

Hold on, someone’s getting out of here.

 

And it turns me on. It turns me right. It turns me, turns me inside.

Turn me on. Turn me now. Turn me inside out.

 

It’s a brand new day, you speak less ‘cause you’ve got too much to say.

You turn on the T.V. – someone’s selling something for free.

But hold on, something’s going down ‘round here.

Hold on, someone’s getting out of here.

 

And it turns me on. It turns me right. It turns me, turns me inside.

Turn me on. Turn me now. Turn me inside out.

 

PLAN ACCORDINGLY

Two tickets for the moon, got nothin’ to lose

A rocket ship to change, darlin’ we’re on our way.

Take life as it comes. Why’s she shooting arrows and firing guns?

I heard there’s life on Mars, You’ve heard I have a heart.

 

Occasionally the world’s an unhappy place so plan accordingly.

Please plan accordingly.

 

Feels like I’ve been crying for over 100 years.

And there’s still no river and way too many tears.

So I say so long to sorrow you’ve been a good friend of mine,

but every new beginning something’s got to die.

 

Occasionally the world’s an unhappy place so plan accordingly..

Please plan accordingly…

 

Cause now here we are in our one room palace.

Tomorrow seems like such a challenge.

Close your eyes baby I’ll whisper in the dark –

Ready Get Set Depart

 

Occasionally the world’s an unhappy place so plan accordingly.

Please plan accordingly.

 

RID OF YOU

I used to love you with a flick of the wrist, 

with a toss of the head and a shift of the hips.

But baby I know that just ain’t enough. 

I know deep down in side you ain’t that tough

and now you’re running out of luck

 

Cause I’m rid of you like a snake sheds its skin.

Sending you on your way with used to be’s and could’ve beens.

I don’t think I’ll remember your name. 

no no no…

 

On the radio the band played on.

No we never had a favorite song.

Could the DJ play along?

 

Cause I’m rid of you like a snake sheds its skin.

Sending you on your way with used to be’s and could’ve beens.

I don’t think I’ll remember your name. 

no no no…

 

No the dog can’t catch the wolf though he always almost could.

And the hammer loves the nail but it’s the wood he ain’t ever gonna fail.

 

Yeah I’m rid of you like a snake sheds its skin.

Sending you on your way with used to be’s and could’ve beens.

I don’t think I’ll remember your name. no no no 

I don’t think I’ll remember your name. no no no no no no

And I’ll never be the same.

 

WRECK ME

Can we start from the beginning? I’ll pretend I had no idea

that you never intended to call. No, you had no intentions at all.

You left me climbing up the walls, waiting for the fall.

 

Can we start from the beginning? I’ll pretend I had no idea

that you knew that you could wreck me.Yeah, you knew that you could wreck me.

These games that we’re playing, someday they’ll have no meaning.

 

But if you hold me tonight like you intend to call me tomorrow,

your words don’t have  to be true; they could even be bought or borrowed.

Don’t have a finger that needs a ring or wedding bells that are dying to sing.

But my days are getting shorter and my nights they stay long.

And I’m only pretending, I’m pretending to be strong.

 

Can we start from the beginning? I’ll pretend I had no idea 

that you never intended to stay, that I’d cry when you walked away. 

And no I don’t even know you, but what I don’t know always haunts me.

 

But if you hold me tonight like you intend to call me tomorrow,

your words don’t have  to be true; they could even be bought or borrowed.

Don’t have a finger that needs a ring or wedding bells that are dying to sing.

But my days are getting shorter and my nights they stay long.

And I’m only pretending, I’m pretending to be strong.

 

Can we start from the beginning? I’ll pretend I had no idea 

that you knew that you could wreck me.Yeah, you knew that you could wreck me.

These games that we’re playing, someday they’ll have no meaning.

They’ll have no meaning…

 

SILENCE IS ALL WE NEED

Silence is all we need

but it’s been so god-damn quiet that I can hardly see.

Silence is all we need.

Patience is all we need

but I’ve been so god-damn patient that I can hardly see.

Patience is all we need.

Forgiveness is all we need

but I’ve been so god-damn forgiving now you can no longer see

that forgiveness is all we need.

Silence is all we need

but I’ve been so god-damn quiet that I can hardly see.

Silence is all we need.