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LITTLE THINGS

It starts with the little things 
She’s lost her keys again 
They’re over on the windowsill 
Right where they’ve always been 

She stares into the distance 
It’s a picture with no frame 
You ask her if she’s ready yet 
She asks you why you came 

I’m too young to understand, 
But I can tell you what I’ve seen 
Life is full of losing things 
Like time and memories... 

And it starts with the little things, they’re easy to misplace 
But next thing that you know you'll find you can’t recall a name 
One day when you wake up, you won’t recognize this place 
Someday everyone you love is just an unfamiliar face 

I’m too young to understand, 
But I can tell you what I’ve seen 
Life is full of losing things 
Like time and memories... 

Boxes full of yellowed letters 
Albums full of photographs  
That stare back from the pages 
And drown her in a sea of strangers 

All those years of fears and adventure 
That disappeared and left her here 
With brittle scraps of paper 
All the friends she thought she'd have forever 
If only they could be right here to help her to remember... 

When I talk too fast, I know it’s hard to understand 
So I try to tell her in the simplest words I have  
How I’m gonna love her ‘till the sky comes crashing down 

So let’s laugh about the little things 
Let’s laugh about the little things 
At least for now…

Wildfire

Wrapped around her finger was a little piece of coal

That had been pressed into a diamond by the weight of the world

Every word she whispered twisted like smoke

A man like me should've turned and ran before she even spoke... 
'Cause it starts with a spark on the tip of her tongue.

You can claim that the flames weren't meant to hurt no one... 

We'd hide from the street lights where we thought no one would catch us,

But we were careless - just two kids playing with matches

I kissed her all night till the pastor's daughter caught us 

We didn't think twice that the moment that she saw us

It could start with a spark on the tip of her tongue.

You can claim that the flames weren't meant to hurt no one... 

But we started a wildfire in a place word gets around
We started a wildfire that swept right through this town
Not looking for trouble, but trouble's what we found... 
When we started a wildfire that burned it to the ground

A rumor's like an ember that's carried on the wind;

Before we knew it everyone had heard.

It smoldered on the lips of everyone who listened in,

'Cause infidelity is just a four letter word

When it starts with a spark on the tip of her tongue.

You can claim that the flames weren't meant to hurt no one... 

But we started a wildfire in a place word gets around
We started a wildfire that swept right through this town
Not looking for no trouble, but trouble's what we found... 
When we started a wildfire that burned it to the ground

Sooner or later she'll go back to him,

And leave me lower than the ashes on the ground.

But I hope that when they kiss he tastes the brimstone on her lips

That always tells a story 'bout how - 

We started a wildfire in a place word gets around
We started a wildfire that swept right through this town
Not looking for trouble, but trouble's what we found... 
When we started a wildfire that burned it to the ground

Gentleman Caller

Acting like a couple of latchkey kids underneath the blood red sky
Fists are flying like it's poetry in motion

I said I can't take this anymore
But it shouldn't matter, 'cause this shouldn't hurt
How come the greater the lesson the less that I learn?
I'm just a gentleman caller who can't come to terms with coming in second to some guy who strikes first
If I see your face around here, you just might get what you deserve from a gentleman caller

Baptized, Sweat drips down your brow and leaves a sting in your eyes
Testify, Run my tongue over my broken teeth 'till it tastes like iron

And I can't take this anymore
This shouldn't matter, 'cause this shouldn't hurt
How come the greater the lesson the less that I learn?
I'm just a gentleman caller who can't come to terms with coming in second to some guy who strikes first
If you show your face around here, you just might get what you deserve from a gentleman caller

REJECTS
(VIDEO VERSION)

 

Cut time into pieces 
Sunken eyes and old regrets 
When getting numb was your best friend 
There’s nothing worse than loneliness 

When you’re sick and tired of fuckin up 
Sipping on Jack from a coffee cup 
And steps that lead to nowhere new at all 

They'll say it doesn't matter 'cause they're too afraid of losing to try 
They might call us crazy but I think that's just a sign of the times 
Everybody gets a second chance... 

When we get down with the rejects, 
Is your life what you expected? 
when we get down with the rejects, 
Is it everything you planned? 
Where everybody gets a second chance sometimes... 
Where everybody get a second chance... 
sometimes 

I’m not gonna lie and and tell you that it’s easy, 
but we'll get by somehow 
I just wanted you to know I’ll stay right here 
'till we figure this out 

Sometimes the truth is hard to swallow 
Courage comes straight from the bottle 
but we don’t have to talk about that now 

They say it doesn't matter 'cause they're too afraid of losing to try 
The might call us crazy but I think that's just a sign of the times 
Everybody gets a second chance... 

When we get down with the rejects, 
Is your life what you expected? 
when we get down with the rejects, 
Is it everything you planned? 
Where everybody gets a second chance sometimes... 
Does everybody get a second chance... sometimes?

HERO
(LIGHT AS A FEATHER)

 

Light as a feather, Stiff as a board 

Nothing's going to tie us down to the weight of the world

Keep your eyes wide open, Rest your head on my shoulder

And flicker like the heart of every fire I've been drawn towards...

I just can’t help myself

So tell me what you’re going to do about it 
Ain’t it much ado about nothing?

I get a little sentimental 

Thinking that I’m going to save you or something
And I’m dying to know… 

What would it take to be your hero? 

You’re always frozen still when you want to run

You’re only scared of heights 'cause a little part of you wants to jump

You only count on me 'cause I don’t know what it would take to be your hero 

What did you expect from me?

Don’t you know it’s cold out there? 
Even songbirds choke up when they’re unprepared 

And I can’t help myself

So tell me what you’re going to do about it 
Ain’t it much ado about nothing?

I get a little sentimental thinking that I’m going to save you from yourself
When I’m dying to know... 

What would it take to be your hero? 

 

DANGEROUS TOO

 

They call you a little fire starter  

Like one word might ignite you 

If it's true the smoke can kill a man before the flames do, pretty girl  

Then I'm sure you've choked up more than a few

 

But I could leave you breathless 

I could leave you, I could leave you breathless

And I would leave you just to prove I can be Dangerous Too

 

Your eyes are so wild

Like any other predator you're taking your time on me

Slowly the lies come dripping just like honey from the tip of your tongue  

So watch me play the fool

Just to hear the way you'll gasp for air when your prey turns back on you...  

 

I could leave you breathless

I could leave you, I could leave you breathless

And I would leave you just to prove I can be Dangerous Too...

 

HOLD ON

 

Bundled to the bone, Seventeen years old

Racing to your bedside in the Minnesota Cold

 

Hold on darling Just hold on

And don’t believe a word he says about you leading him on

I’ve got a piece in my pocket and I’m ready to pop it

But what’s the use in letting loose now that it’s too late to stop it

Hold on darling, Just hold on

And don’t believe a word he says about you leading him on

Keep your chin up darling and whatever you do

Don’t forget about the way I told you I’ll remember you

 

This time I’ll try to stand my ground and face your father’s fists

To keep the fire in his hands far from the sweetness of your lips 

 

It's a little white lie, just a little white lie he says...

 

So hold on darling Just hold on And don’t believe a word he says about you leading him on 

I’ve got a piece in my pocket and I’m ready to pop it

But what’s the use in letting loose now that it’s too late to stop it

Hold on darling Just hold on

And don’t believe a word he says about you leading him on

Keep your chin up darling and whatever you do don’t forget about the way I told you I’ll remember you…

 

SUNFLOWER

 

Maude: "I would like to change into a sunflower most of all. They're so tall and simple. What flower would you like to be?" Harold: "Maybe one of these maybe" Maude: "Why do you say that?" Harold: "Because they're all alike" Maude: "Oh but they're not! Look, see.. some are smaller some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right. Some have even lost some petals. All kinds of observable differences..."

 

- 'Harold and Maude' Sample Courtesy of Paramount Pictures 1971

 

FORGET ABOUT YOU

 

I hold my breath and count to ten

It feels like I'm losing you all over again

I can't shake it off,

I'm all regrets the scent of your skin and old clove cigarettes

 

Wandering down dark city streets muttering your name like it's some secret  

I still taste it on my tongue till every word I try to speak

 

Come on girl

What am I supposed to do when I can't forget about you?

 

Here I'm just wishing we were back in the pocket

You picked it up a little and I lost it

When you walked away after that even my friends said they had your back

But if I thought that a song would make things right

I'd lose my voice from trying to sing it to you all damn night

'Cause even when I seem a little off track

I never give up on trying to get you back

 

Come on girl

What am I supposed to do when I can't forget about you? 

I hope you know it's a fight for your soul... 

What am I supposed to do when I can't forget about you?

 

KATIE

 

Katie always wondered but could never understand

What she found so damn appealing about a matchbook kind of man

The ones who take her name and number for a chance to scratch it down upon a wall...

As a girl she still remembers how her father used to say

If you ever really love someone you'll let them fly away

or else the next thing that you know they'll strip you down to skin and bones...

And now she's going to find out why...

 

While Michael's in the white car with her letters in his hands

as he pulls up to the ceremony late like he had planned to

from the moment that he heard she had planned to speak the words 'I do'

If only he had told her. Why wouldn't she see?

Couldn't they have waited, and shouldn't it be me?

I hear she chokes on his name when she's making love...

And now he's going to find out why...

 

Now Katie's in an East End chapel praying for her soul

Stepping over pavement cracks and singing Rock and Roll

What a beautiful moment to be living in right now... 

 

Here, Now, is where I want to be 

Here, Now, is where I want to be

and now you're going to find out why…

 

PIXIE CUT

 

Tall and tight with long blonde hair

Six inch heels, She’s suckin on a lollipop 

She thinks she’s hot shit but I don’t give a fuck

Cause I want the girl with the curves and the pixie cut

 

Her boyfriend must’ve been ‘bout six feet tall

Puffin out his chest with a face like a bulldog

He’s mad as hell cause he thinks I’m sizing him up

But I want the girl with the curves and the pixie cut

 

Don’t let her get away before I have a chance to tell her

I like her just the way she is and I hope she never changes…

 

She stole my heart when she stuck me up

Now I want the girl with the curves and the pixie cut

 
TOMORROW NEVER COMES

 

If you sneak out of your bedroom window,

nobody will have to know,

If you wear your boots with the softest soles,

they won't make a sound on the freshly fallen snow

 

I'll be waiting with the car in neutral

headlights off and the radio turned down

Come on brush the snow from the window

so we can finally leave this town

 

Lets take I 90 to Chicago – wake up in Boston or DC

See the lights of New York City shine a little brighter cause you're standing next to me

 

Lately I've been feeling like my house is not a home

This town is just another stop along a winding road

I'm never really sure when I should stay or when to go

But I could be your wailing wall or could I be your rolling stone

If tomorrow, If tomorrow never comes...

 

Don't make a scene dear, Don't even try

Sometimes saying nothing at all is even sweeter than goodbye

Don't leave your keys in the door, or a note upon the table

No last attempt to make amends on dirty slips of paper...

 

We don't have to worry about forever for now

Don't worry about forever for now

Just live like tomorrow never comes...

 
REJECTS(Demo)

 

Breaking my back getting by on minimum wage 

I'll sweat out the hours if I know when I'm gonna get paid

Just trying to find a voice for a generation going to waste...

 

They say it doesn't matter 'cause they're too afraid of losing to try

They might call us crazy but I think it's just a sign of the times 

Everybody gets a second chance...

 

When we get down with the rejects

Is your life what you expected? 

We get down with the rejects

Is it everything you planned? 

Where everybody gets a second chance sometimes...

 

Swallow your pride but don't ever get too used to the taste

When you keep your head down don't you let them put you back in your place...

 

WHAT'S THE MATTER

 

Cracked lips again 

Look pretty bad but baby I can explain

I just need a craving I can satisfy...

 

Now I can't stop moving

When I slow down I feel the time I'm losing tick away 'till the day I'm gonna die...

 

You deal with your own problems boy, and I'll take care of mine...

What's the matter, Mama?

It's just a little cocaine

 

Crawling out of my skin must've let the devil come and settle on in 

He's got me itching for just another taste

You're calling out my name

Sayin' come on now boy what's got you actin this way

You sure cussed me out, but I don't remember what for...

 

I'll deal with my own problems, boy, and you take care of yours...