Everybody's Got a Story

Everybody's Got a Story

You walk up to me and say
"Feel like I know you baby"
And then take a sip of your cherry coke now
Now who drinks a cherry coke?
Maybe you're nervous, I see that bead of sweat
Dancin' on your cheek
Your words are like cheap champagne
I get the point but it's much too sweet

I'm so tired of the dance
This carousel of superficial conversation
Gets me nowhere

So you can see my bra underneath my shirt
Watch the wind underneath my skirt
But that ain't the picture it's just a part
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart

See my eyes, don't see what I see
Touch my tongue, don't know what tastes good to me
It's the human condition that keeps us apart
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart
Yeah everybody's got a story that could break your heart

Now who can read the mind
Of the red-headed girl next door
Or the taxi driver who just dropped you off or the
Or the classmate that you ignore
Don't assume everything on the surface is what you see
'Cause that classmate just lost her mother
And that taxi-driver's got a Ph.D

I'm so tired of the fear that
Weighs us down with wrong assumptions
Of broken hearts and natural function

So you can see my bra underneath my shirt
Watch the wind underneath my skirt
But that ain't the picture it's just a part
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart

See my eyes, don't see what I see
Touch my tongue, don't know what tastes good to me
It's the human condition that keeps us apart
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart

See my bra underneath my shirt
Watch the wind underneath my skirt
But that ain't the picture it's just a part
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart (your heart)

So dig deep (dig deep)
Deeper than the image that you see (dig deep)
Lift the vail and let your true self breathe (dig deep)
And show the world the beauty underneath

See my bra underneath my shirt
Watch the wind underneath my skirt
But that ain't the picture, it's just a part
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart

See my eyes, don't see what I see
Touch my tongue, don't know what tastes good to me
It's the human condition that keeps us apart
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart

See my bra underneath my shirt
Watch the wind underneath my skirt
But that ain't the picture, it's just a part
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart

See my eyes, don't see what I see
Touch my tongue, don't know what tastes good to me
It's the human condition that keeps us apart
Everybody's got a story that could break your heart
That could break your heart baby
Everybody's got a story, oh yeah

Sunday Morning After

Hello?
Where are you?
What time is it?
It's one thirty, in the afternoon.
Are you alright?
Hang on...

I woke up with a killer hangover
Hope it was worth all this pain
(I'd do it all over again)
By the time the party was over
Tequila was my claim to fame
(I couldn't remember my name)

I was dancing with Jake when I last saw my keys
That was my first mistake
'Cause, what happened to me, oh
I looked down at my arm, baby
And something's lookin' back at me
And I cannot believe it

Oh my God!-- I woke up with a snake tattoo
Oh my God!-- and I think that my tongue's pierced, too
Oh my God!-- Oh my God!
It's the Sunday morning after
And baby, who the hell are you?

I remember yelling, "Hey, DJ!"
"Jack the volume, I love this song!"
(And then it all gets hazy)
And my clothes are selling on e-bay
And I don't know what I'm gonna put on
(Where were my friends to save me?)

I blacked out I came to
And it's all such a blur
Had a blast, I assume
But I'm really not sure
Exactly where am I now, baby?
Wake up and tell me your name (Excuse me)
'Cause this is insane

Oh my God!-- I woke up with a snake tattoo
Oh my God!-- and I think that my tongue's pierced, too
Oh my God!-- Oh my God!
It's the Sunday morning after
And baby, who the hell are you?

Oh my God! Oh my God!
Oh my God! Oh my God!
My alter ego took over and took me on a fantasy ride
(Took me on a ride)
You can take me anywhere twice
But the second time will be to apologize
Hey baby

Oh my God!-- I woke up with a snake tattoo
Oh my God!-- and I think that my tongue's pierced, too
Oh my God!-- Oh my God!
It's the Sunday morning after
And baby, who the hell are you?

Where am I, What am I, Who am I, How am I..
How did I...

Oh my God!-- I woke up with a snake tattoo
Oh my God!-- and I think that my tongue's pierced, too
Oh my God!-- Oh my God!
It's the Sunday morning after
And baby, who the hell are you?

Where am I, What am I, Who am I, How am I..
How did I...

I can't remember
Oh my God!-- I woke up with a snake tattoo
Oh my God!-- and I think that my tongue's pierced, too
Oh my God!-- Oh my God!
It's the Sunday morning after
And baby, who the hell are you?

Where am I, What am I, Who am I, How am I..
How did I...
Where am I, What am I, Who am I, How am I..
How did I...

The Voice Inside

Genius is in the mistakes (Woo!)
The rules do not apply (They don't)
Maybe the wrong time and place (What, huh?)
Listen to the voice inside

Hey...just 'cause he ain't tall (Tall)
So I met him at the mall (Mall)
Doesn't mean that I should write him off
It's just a circumstance (Circumstance)
So what if he can't dance? (Dance)
His heart is kind and those big hands are soft
He speaks a language that can change what I believe (oh yeah)

Genius is in the mistakes (Woo!)
The rules do not apply (They don't)
Maybe the wrong time and place (What, huh?)
To the naked eye
To the conscious mind
Shouldn't be denied
Listen to the voice inside

So... (So what?) My friends don't think he's cool
He likes Coltrane, I like Tool (Who's that?)
He wears leather patches on his tweed
Yeah...but I know that he's deep (Teach me)
The company I keep (Whatever)
May not be the company I need
To pay attention
This is serendipity (Serendipity)

Genius is in the mistakes (Woo!)
The rules do not apply (They don't)
Maybe the wrong time and place (What, huh?)
To the naked eye
To the conscious mind
Shouldn't be denied
Listen to the voice inside

Genius
Genius

Every big decision is a (Trial by fire) trial by fire
Wisdom acquired
Fuel my desire
Ooh, baby, my heart aspires to genius

Genius is in the mistakes (Woo!)
The rules do not apply (They don't)
Maybe the wrong time and place (What, huh?)
To the naked eye
To the conscious mind
Shouldn't be denied
Listen to the voice inside

Genius is in the mistakes (Woo!)
The rules do not apply (They don't)
Maybe the wrong time and place (What, huh?)
To the naked eye
To the conscious mind
Shouldn't be denied
Listen to the voice inside

Love is My Witness

I've been thinking about us
I've been turning it round and round
Even buried my head in the sand of the Holy Land
That claims my name
And I'm not a liar
When I say that I love you
I just take one look in those ruby eyes
And I see the light

So I raise my hand
Love is my witness
And I am guilty for a lot of things I've done
But if I'm the Holy daughter, you're the Holy son
And my heart says
Love is my witness

Love
La la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la

Don't run away
Don't let 'em plant that seed in ya
Emotions are deeper than the empty stares
That disaprove
Life is a diamond
At first surrounded by the coal
It takes more than words
More than words to make us whole

So I raise my hand
Love is my witness
And I am guilty for a lot of things I've done
But if I'm the Holy daughter, you're the Holy son
And my heart says
Love is my witness

And if you wanna make God laugh, tell Him your plans
Cause that won't take you to the promised land

So I raise my hand
Love is my witness
And I am guilty for a lot of things I've done
But if I'm the holy daughter, you're the holy son
And my heart says
My heart says
Love is my witness

La la la la la la la la
La la la

The Gypsy

If I had a crystal ball, I would throw it against the wall
'Cause some things, you just don't wanna know
So don't try to read my palm, or predict what we'll become
'Cause the real thing just needs space to grow

I do believe in us, but
But you can't fast forward through
The kinda deep only time can prove
What's the rush, baby, trust what faith can do

Let's not play the game of love with scared money
Let's not say what we'll become (let's not say what we'll become)
Let's just roll the dice and throw away the cards
You don't have to push so hard
'Cause the gypsy in me needs to roam your heart
(I need to roam ya...I need to roam ya...I need to roam, your heart)

You know I would live my life
Out a suitcase every night
Before I'd let you tie me down
So just lean back and relax
Feel your bare feet in the grass
And let love run on open ground

You know that
I do believe in you, but
You can't tell a bird not to fly (you can't tell me)
You can't tell the sun when to shine
What's the rush, baby, we can take out time

Let's not play the game of love with scared money
Let's not say what we'll become (let's not say what we'll become)
Let's just roll the dice and throw away the cards
You don't have to push so hard
'Cause the gypsy in me needs to roam your heart

The finest tapestry takes patience and the ability to wait
For each thread to support the bigger picture and the larger purpose
And in the fearless, reckless pursuit of intimate love
It is not the destination it's the journey

Let's not play the game of love with scared money
Let's not say what we'll become
Let's just roll the dice and throw away the cards
You don't have to push so hard
'Cause the gypsy in me needs to roam your heart

Let's not play the game of love with scared money
Let's not say what we'll become
Let's just roll the dice and throw away the cards
You don't have to push so hard
'Cause the gypsy in me needs to roam your heart
(I need to roam ya...I need to roam ya...I need to roam, your heart)

Dizzy

I like salsa with my pancakes, baby
I like to vacuum when I'm in the nude
I watch the Weather Channel for no reason
I like it baby, just like I like you

Sometimes the love you get is free from logic
Sometimes it happens when you least expect it (When ya least expect it)
Sometimes I wonder why the world's gone crazy
But I like never knowing what comes next (What comes next)

Cause I found you (I found you)
Without even trying
Or lifting a finger
And then you are here
Such a strange thing

We think we're in control ('Til we really don't)
We always know ('Til we really don't)
Until we don't (Love me)
Funny how the world can spin so fast (Spinning around)
And we don't crash (Crashing down)
We just get dizzy (Dizzy)

Ah, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah

If I could maybe I'd build a rocket
So you and I could make love on the moon
And get perspective on a world gone crazy
Get understanding about me and you

I used to pull my hair out and worry, baby
That I would die before I found true love
And then the moment that my heart stopped searchin'
A spirit brought you here and the universe called my bluff

The best things happen
When you don't try
Or wish on an eyelash
Just open your heart
To a strange thing

We think we're in control ('Til we really don't)
We always know ('Til we really don't)
Until we don't (Love me)
Funny how the world can spin so fast (Spinning around)
And we don't crash (Crashing down)
We just get dizzy (Dizzy)
We just get dizzy (Dizzy, dizzy, dizzy)

Fasten your seatbelt
It's always a bumpy ride
Check out the scenery
Don't sweat the details, don't choke on your pride
Don't fight the changing tide
Your fears are in your mind
We're all just flying blind

We think
We think we're in control ('Til we really don't)
We always know ('Til we really don't)
Until we don't (Love me)
Funny how the world can spin so fast (Spinning around)
And we don't crash (Crashing down)
We just get dizzy (Dizzy)

We think we're in control ('Til we really don't)
We always know ('Til we really don't)
Until we don't (Love me)
Ain't it funny how the world can spin so fast (Spinning around)
And we don't crash (Crashing down)
We just get dizzy (Dizzy)

No, no
We don't know nothing

We think
We're in control ('Til we really don't)
We always know ('Til we really don't)
Until we don't
It's funny how the world can spin so fast (Spins around)
And we don't crash (Crashin' down)
We just get dizzy

Colleen (I Saw Him First)

Let me tell you about Colleen
My best friend since I was three
She always had a taste for dangerous things
Her scandalous tongue was extreme

I was always the one left holding the bag
Smiling and covering her tracks
Best friends, they always do that

She was the first to smoke a cigarette (She was the first)
She once let me watch her make love (Whoa, whoa, yeah)
It was the kind of balance made by kings
She took it all, but left me some

I guess I always thought that she'd have my back
But it didn't work out like that (No, no, no)
The moment I laid eyes on Jack

It was my time, it was my space
It was the bright red he brought to my face
Every underdog has their day
Sorry it hurts
But Colleen, I saw him first

It all happened on a Thursday (oh Thursday)
He backed his car right into mine (Crash, boom, bang)
There are no accidents my mother told me once
My heart agreed with her this time

Colleen jumped out of the car screaming
'What have you done?!'
Jack offered apologies
I just got weak in the knees

(It was my time) It was my time
(It was my space) It was my space
It was the bright red he brought to my face
Every underdog has their day
Sorry it hurts
But Colleen, I saw him first

The minute that you're in it
You know there's no turning back (Turning back)
Like me and my Jack (Me and Jack)
A funny thing
To feel the weight of the pendulum swing
When it starts to swing (Love changes things)

Colleen, armed with charm and body
Still couldn't take away my man
Last I heard, she was in rehab
I guess that scale got out of hand

Covered from head to toe in colored tattoos
Searching for higher views
Hungry for I love you's

It was my time it was my space
It was the bright red he brought to my face
Every underdog has their day
Sorry it hurts
But Colleen, I saw him first

Colleen, I saw him first

Brand New Beau

I used to know that the world was round (The world was round)
I relied on the speed of sound (Speed of sound)
Gravity used to hold me down (Hold me down)
But now, what can I believe in? (What can I believe?)
You were the constant one true thing (One true thing)
You made me sure of everything (Everything)
I can't believe this is happening
You and your brand new beau
(I think it's time to go)

I was under the distinct impression
That we were swingin' in the same direction
But you've got a certain prediliction
This truth is stranger than fiction
The way you touched me I had no suspicions (The way you touch)
But evidently you've no inhibitions (No, no, no)
Your body took you on a covert mission
Why am I the last to know?
I am the last to know

I used to know that the world was round (The world was round)
I relied on the speed of sound (Speed of sound)
Gravity used to hold me down (Hold me down)
But now, what can I believe in? (What can I believe?)
You were the constant one true thing (One true thing)
You made me sure of everything (Everything)
I can't believe this is happening
You and your brand new beau
(I think it's time to go)

I walked in
It was just around midnight
(Tick tock tick tock)
It was snowing, so they cancelled my flight
(We're sorry to announce...)
Two empty glasses in the dim candlelight
I heard you mention my name (Amanda)
And then I heard another voice that shocked me
He was saying 'Is the front door locked?'
He saw my face and then you tried to block me
My life won't ever be the same

I used to know that the world was round (The world was round)
I relied on the speed of sound (Speed of sound)
Gravity used to hold me down (Hold me down)
But now, what can I believe in? (What can I believe?)
You were the constant one true thing (One true thing)
You made me sure of everything (Everything)
I can't believe this is happening
You and your brand new beau
I think it's time to
I think it's time to
I think it's time to

You could have offered me some dignity
And not pulled the rug out from under me
(And not pulled the rug out from under me)
I thought I was your queen (I was your queen)
I thought I was your queen (Wasn't I? Wasn't I?)

I used to know that the world was round (The world was round)
I relied on the speed of sound (Speed of sound)
Gravity used to hold me down (Hold me down)
But now, what can I believe in? (What can I believe?)
You were the constant one true thing (One true thing)
You made me sure of everything (Everything)
I can't believe this is happening
You and your brand new beau
(Amanda...)
I used to know that the world was round (The world was round)
I relied on the speed of sound (Speed of sound)
Gravity used to hold me down (Hold me down)
But now, what can I believe in? (What can I believe?)
You were the constant one true thing (One true thing)
You made me sure of everything (Everything)
I can't believe this is happening
You and your brand new beau
(You and your brand new beau
Amanda
Amanda

Double Agent

What do you see when you see me?
You see my long blonde hair and the particular way
That my lips are shaped
That my body takes when you talk to me
What do you know when you know me?
Don't file me under categories, you're deceived
You don't know me
I'm not only a surface, a country
What you don't know about me is, I'm a

Double agent on my mama's side
The shit I hear you say just blows my mind
Every time, recognize
Though who I am to you is not a lie
I don't have to volunteer and say
That I was born a particular way
I got no uniform
I'm camouflaged in any light (In any light)
Obviously you can't tell
I'm a double agent on my mama's side

And what do you hear when you hear me?
I hear you crank up Jay-Z, it's your favorite jam
And you talk with your hands like an MC
Betcha never get stopped by the police
You never ask me about me (No, no, no)
About how I feel when you call all your white friends
'Homeboy' and 'nigga' and 'homie'
Oh, please
It hurts me
And you don't see

What you don't know about me is
'I told you everybody's got a story'
I'm a

Double agent on my mama's side
The shit I hear you say just blows my mind
Every time, recognize
Though who I am to you is not a lie
I don't have to volunteer and say
That I was born a particular way
I got no uniform
I'm camouflaged in any light (In any light)
Obviously you can't tell
I'm a double agent on my mama's side

I am invisible (I am)
Am I responsible? (I am)
I'm in between it all
Who is the enemy? Yeah!
I am part of no plan
My honesty is contraband
My blood is thicker than any man's
Yeah, yeah, yeah

What do you like when you like me? (Don't you like me?)
I am ingredients far beyond flour and molecules
Callouses, family jewels
I'm no fool
We went to the same school
Some of your best friends are just like me
But when they're not around you make jokes and conspire
The fire gets higher and I feel the heat
Rising underneath
Who is more deceived?
What you don't know about me is, I'm a

A double agent on my mama's side
The shit I hear you say just blows my mind
Every time, recognize
Though who I am to you is not a lie
I don't have to volunteer and say (Don't have to)
That I was born a particular way
I got no uniform
I'm camouflaged in any light (In any light)
Obviously you can't tell
I'm a double agent on my mama's side

Double agent on my mama's side
The shit I hear you say just blows my mind
Every time, recognize
Though who I am to you is not a lie
I don't have to volunteer and say
That I was born a particular way
I got no uniform
I'm camouflaged in any light (In any light)
Obviously you can't tell
I'm a double agent on my mama's side

Marry Me

I wanna laugh
Until I cry
Wake up with you each day 'til the day I die
Let's go to New Orleans
And watch the parade
Take funny pictures, eat jambalaya, and drink lemonade
And when the day is finally over
And we stumble home
Before we sleep
Baby marry me

I wanna drive
Until we get lost
Lie in a field staring up at the sky
While you point out the southern cross
Somehow I know
Without asking why
That you love me more in a minute
Than anyone could in a lifetime
Dancing in the parking lot
While the band plays inside
Sweep me off my feet
Baby, marry me

We don't need no preacher man
readin' from the good book
And I don't want no fancy dress
Ain't no ceremony
For the vows that I took
From the moment I met you
I have been blessed
So let's make a toast
And drink up the wine
Here's to you lying here next to me
Until the end of time
Wherever you are
I wanna be
And anything that means anything to you
Means everything to me
Sneakin' out the back door
While they're throwing the rice
And they'll talk for weeks
But we're all we need
So baby, if your free
Marry me
Baby, marry me
marry me

Red Magic Marker

Amanda, come on

Where are you livin'?
What planet do you come from?
Is their TV, e-mail, or a telephone line?
Do you have friends?
Or family to warn you when there's trouble?
'Cause up to now you're deaf, dumb and blind

This is my line in the sand
This is my last open hand

Can't you read?
Cause it's written all over my face
That I love you
It's in red magic marker
Can't you see?
It's the kind of ink that you can't erase
Says 'I love you'
It's in red magic marker
I try to wash it off
But it won't go away, uh

Are you gay?
That's cool, just tell me
It's okay, I'll feel stupid but then we can hang out
But if you're straight
Then what the fuck's the matter?
'Cause my deepest intuition tells me there is no doubt

This is my line in the sand
This is where I take a stand

Can't you read?
Cause it's written all over my face
That I love you
It's in red magic marker
Can't you see?
It's the kind of ink that you can't erase
Says 'I love you'
It's in red magic marker
I try to wash it off
But it won't go away,
Won't go away, no

Sit up and pay attention (I just need to know)
You're in your own dimension (Somewhere I can't go)
I can't help the way I feel
This is my last appeal

Can't you read?
'Cause it's written all over my face
That I love you
It's in red magic marker (Red magic marker yeah, yeah)
Can't you see?
It's the kind of ink that you can't erase
Says 'I love you'
It's in red magic marker

Can't you read? (Can't you read?)
'Cause it's written all over my face
(What's the matter with ya)
That I love you
It's in red magic marker hey, yeah
Can't you see?
It's the kind of ink that you can't erase
Says 'I love you'
It's in red magic marker

Inside the Tornado

Hold on
Hold my hand
Storm clouds are circling
Hungry for barren land
It's eerie
Yeah, it's much too still
Can you feel my body spin?
Feel it, yeah, I know you will
Drama makes me comfortable
Chaos calms me down (Down, down)

Everything is clear when you're inside the tornado
Everything is quiet in the eye of the storm
I will give you wings if you hang onto my halo
Nothing is stable
Inside the tornado

This wind is blowing madness
But there's a method to this
This is the cure for sadness (I am the cure)
Force is centrifugal
It keeps you in
It's dark and rain is falling (Rain, rain go away)
Longing to touch your skin
Close your eyes and feel the power
This is so sublime (Wow)

Everything is clear when you're inside the tornado
Everything is quiet in the eye of the storm
I will give you wings if you hang onto my halo
Nothing is stable
Inside, inside the tornado

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