Bare

A Thousand Beautiful Things

Every day I write the list
Of reasons why I still believe they do exist
(A thousand beautiful things)
And even though it's hard to see
The glass is full and not half empty
(A thousand beautiful things)
So, light me up like the sun
To cool down with your rain
I never want to close my eyes again
Never close my eyes
Never close my eyes

I thank you for the air to breathe
The heart to beat
The eyes to see again
(A thousand beautiful things)
And all the things that's been and done
The battle's won
The good and bad in everyone
(This is mine to remember)
So
Here I go again
Singing by your window
Picking up the pieces of what's left to find

The world was meant for you and me
To figure out our destiny

To live
To die
To breathe
To sleep
To try to make your life complete
(Yea yea)
So
Light me up like the sun
To cool down with your rain
I never want to close my eyes again
Never close my eyes
Never close my eyes
That is everything I have to say
(That's all I have to say)

Loneliness

Loneliness
Is a place that I know well
It's the distance between us
And the space inside ourselves
And emptiness
Is the chattering in your head
It's the call of the living
And the race from life to death
Whoa and I know
Yea and I know
What you feel

And I've got a longing
That's hard to find
Won't give me no peace of mind
Something that I've lived with all along
Days and weeks and months and years
Filling in the time my dear
Trying to find the place where I belong
Hopelessness
Is the darkness in your heart
It's the sound of one hand clapping
While it's pulling you apart
Whoa and I know
Yea and I know
What you feel
I know what you feel baby now

And I've got a longing
That's hard to find
Won't give me no peace of mind
Something that I've lived with all along
Days and weeks and months and years
Filling in the time my dear
Tryin' to find the place where I belong
Ooh and I got a hunger that's
Hard to fill
Driving me on overkill
Telling me that everything's gone wrong
Got me a need
That I can't break
More than I can hardly take
Somehow I still keep on going strong
When I call your name
I'm gonna scream out loud
I'll say
Here I am standing in the crowd
You'll say come to me
With your open mind
You never know
What you still might find
But you keep me here
Like a cancelled flight
An empty train
Running through the night
An orphan child
A broken shoe
And I'm still down here
Looking out for you
Are you there for me?
Cause I'm here for you
There for me
Here for you
There for me
Here for you
There for me
Here for you
I'm here for you
I'm here for you

Pavement Cracks

The city streets are wet again with rain
But I'm walking just the same
Skies turn to the usual grey
When you turn to face the day
Oh and love don't show up in the pavement cracks
All my water colors fade to black
I'm going nowhere and I'm ten steps back
All my dreams have fallen flat

(Love don't show in the pavement cracks
There will be no turning back)
Time and space will pass us by and by
When we don't see eye to eye
I would have done anything
For happiness to bring
Oh, but it don't show up in the pavement cracks
I can't even cover up my tracks
I'm going nowhere and I'm light years back
Ooh I wish you well

How come
Every day
I'm still waiting for the change?
How come
I still say
Give me strength to live?
(Love don't show in the pavement cracks
There will be no turning back)

Where is my comfort zone?
A simple place to call my own
Cause everything I wanna be
Comes crashing down on me
And it don't show up in the pavement cracks
I can't even recognize my tracks
You and I can't turn the whole thing back
Ooh I wish you well
(Love don't show in the pavement cracks
There will be no turning back)

The Saddest Song I've Got

Darling are you feeling
The same thing that I'm seeing
The troubles of the day
Took my breath away
Took my breath away

Now you're no longer talking
And I'm no longer hearing
There's nothing left to say
Said it anyway
Said it anyway
And I want you not
I need you not
I'm dying
Cause this is the saddest song I've got
The saddest song I've got

Darling are you healing
From all the scars appearing
Don't it hurt a lot
Don't know how to stop
Don't know hot it stops

Now there's no sense in seeing
The colors of the morning
Can't hold the clouds at bay
Chase them all away
Chase them all away
And I'm frozen still
Unspoken still
Heartbroken
Remembering something I forgot
Something I forgot

The Hurting Time

To everything there is a purpose
To every blade of grass
And every leaf on every tree
Every living thing will surely
Come to pass
And what will be will be
That's when the hurting time begins
And all the things you never said
Or didn't have the strength to say
And everything you ever did
That time won't ever wash away
Fears that you've been living with
Have gone and left a trace
Tears that youve been living with
Come running down your face
Running down your face
Thats when the hurting time begins

So tell me what the day brings
Has it lost it's thrill?
Are you still searching
Hoping for that
Space to fill
Everything you turn to
Is like a mirror on the shelf
And the only one you're blaming
Is yourself

Dont give me no more of that hurting stuff
Heaven now no Ive paid enough

A million little deaths you've died
The times that you've been crucified
The more you've loved and lost and tried
And still could not be satisfied
When will you be satisfied?
When will you be satisfied?
Not till, not till, not till, not till yea
Not till the hurting time begins
Tell it like it is yea
Not till the hurting time begins

Erased

I'm gonna put it all behind me
Like nothing ever happened between us
Nothing ever took place between you and me yea
Nothin' ever happened
And if you see me walking down the street
I won't even recognize you
I'll just erase you from my memory
Put it all behind me
Because you are erased
All erased

You'll be sittin' on someone else's couch
You'll be eatin' off a stranger's plate
Everything is gonna get wiped out
Like a new start
Like a brand new fresh clean slate yea
Well here I go remembering again
All the anger and the blame
People in glass houses shouldn't throw those stones
But something just flew through my window pane
My my my my (oh mama did it touch you well?)
My my my my (oh mama did it touch you well?)

I'll be in a brand new pair of running shoes
And you'll be walking on down different street
in a brand new suit and a fresh clean shirt
Making telephone calls
Keeping in time with someone else's feet
Keeping in time with someone else's feet

Honestly

The beauty that you gave
Has turned upon itself
And all the things you said
Evaporated
Evaporated

Was I blind
Deaf and dumb
To the words slipped from your tongue?
Honestly, honestly, honestly
Alone in my bed
The things that you said
Go round in my head still
Honestly, honestly, honestly
It seems to be true
That nothin' I do
Can influence you

I tried and tried again
(Don't you know I tried and tried again
to make you listen to me
But everything I said it always seemed to go right through you)
To make you notice me
(I turned myself into a person that I didn't like
But please believe me when I say I know it wasn't right)
But talking to myself
(I never thought that things would
Get to be so complicated
I never thought that you and me would end up o frustrated)
Won't catch you attention I see
(You'd think that something had to come from all those good intentions
But in the end I needed something more than intervention)
Was I mad?
Was I mad?
Foolish me
Foolish me
To succumb so easily
To succumb
Easily
So easily
So easily
Honestly, honestly, honestly
(Alone in my bed
The things that you said
Go round in my head still
Honestly, honestly, honestly
It seems to be true
That nothin' I do
Can influence you still)
Fools like me get so easily taken
And fools like me can be so mistaken

Honestly, honestly, honestly
The promise that you gave
(Don't you know the promise that you
Gave just turned it's back upon me
I stopped believing but you couldn't take the whole thing from me)
Has turned it's back
(I never thought I'd have to pay the price to set you free)
And all you represented
Was just my projection you see
(You know I never thought I'd ever
Live a day without you
And that's the reason why
It makes me sad to think about you
And you know I never thought
I'd make it if you wasn't there
And now I'm tryin' to eject myself
from this despair)
People come
People go
Never say I told you so
Honestly, honestly, honestly
(Alone in my bed
The things that you said
Go round in my head still
Honestly, honestly, honestly
It seems to be true
That nothin' I do
Can influence you)

Honestly, honestly, honestly
(Alone in my bed
The things that you said
Go round in my head still
Honestly, honestly, honestly
It seems to be true
That nothin' I do
Can influence you still)

Everything I know you said
Going round inside my head
Never thought I'd see the day
Always got a price to pay
Nothin' that I ever do
Ever seems to get to you

Twisted

I didn't want to know you
I didn't mean to be a friend
But now it seems
I'd run through burning fire
Just to see your face again
I didn't want to hurt you
Or be hurt by you
At the closing of the game
But now it seems
Too late for that desire
I watched it all go up in flames
I watched it all go up in flames
Tell me
Darling
What would it take
To untie the twist in us?
Cause it's making my heart ache

Under a cloak of darkness
Under the covers where we laid
There I spent my dreams with you
Now I've hid them all away
I guess I've hid them all away
Nothing
And no-one
Touches me like you
But how could I believe in this
When none of it was true yea
(I knew from the first time that
I set my eyes on you)

Oh my darling
Oh my lover
All the words come back to me
I remember I remember
Everything you said to me
We went walking
Out in silence
Underneath the cherry tree
Falling blossom
Falling blossom
Falling from the cherry tree
I remember
I remember
(I didn't mean to make you suffer
I didn't mean to make you cry
You didn't mean to make me suffer
You didn't mean to make me cry)

Wonderful

I wanna have you
Cause you're all I've got
Don't wanna lose you
Cause it means a lot
All the joy this world can bring
Doesn't give me anything
When you're not here

Idiot me
Stupid fool
How could you be
So uncool?
To fall in love with someone who
Doesn't really care for you
It's so obscure
But I feel
Wonderful
Yes I feel
Don't you know I feel
Wonderful

Cmon
God it makes me feel so blue
Every time I think about you
All of the heat of my desire
Smoking like some crazy fire
Come on here
Look at me
Where I stand
Can't you see my heart burning
In my hands?
Do you want me?
Do you not?
Does it feel cold baby?
Does it feel hot?

I wanna hold you
And be so held back
Don't wanna need you
But it's where I'm at
Thinking 'bout you every day
How come I was made that way?
It's so surreal
But I feel
Wonderful
Yes I feel
Don't you know I feel
Wonderful

God it makes me feel so blue
Every time I think about you
All of the heat of my desire
Smoking like some crazy fire
Come on here
Look at me
Where I stand
Can't you see my heart burning
In my hands?
Do you want me?
Do you not?
Does it feel cold baby?
Does it feel hot?

It makes me feel so blue
Every time I think about you
All of the heat of my desire
Smoking like some crazy fire
Come on here
Look at me
Where I stand
Can't you see my heart burning
In my hands?
Do you want me?
Do you not?
Does it feel cold baby?
Does it feel hot?

Oh God (Prayer)

Oh God
Where are you now?
And what you gonna do
About the mess I've made
If there was ever a soul to save
It must be me
It must be me
Dear God
Oh how can I survive?
Will I make this drop, this dive?
When it all comes to this
I'm looking down at the abyss
Where you don't exist
You don't exist

But if you hear me
If you can see me
I know I can't be that strong
Cause everything I ever did went wrong
Everything I ever did went wrong

Oh God
Now where do I come in?
Gone and broken everything
So I hope you'll understand
If someone needed a helping hand
It must be now
It must be now

Bitter Pill

Bitter pill to swallow
Slidng down my throat
Bitter pill to swallow
How it makes me choke
How the hell am I gonna find
Happiness and peace of mind
When I'm losing all the time?
Yea, bitter

Don't you ever call me
I don't wanna see your face
Don't you dare to call me
Don't darken up this place
What the hell d'ya expect from me?
Emptiness and misery
Took it all away you see
Yea, bitter
Ooh it means nothin' to me
Ooh you mean nothin' to me
Ooh it means nothin' to me
I paid the price
Sacrificed
Sacrificed, bitter

Bitter pill to swallow
How can I abide
The taste of rage and anger
Burning me inside?
How the hell
Will it ever change?
Slowly drivin' me insane
Let me cover up this pain
Yea, bitter
Ooh it means nothin' to me
Ooh you mean nothin' to me
Ooh it means nothin' to me
I paid the price
Sacrificed
Sacrificed, bitter

When I'm feeling low
And there's no place to go
And I'm on my knees
Fallen back down on the floor
And I've had enough
And the situation's tough
And I'm hangin' on
By my nails
Holdin' on, hoping I won't fail
This is what reality is made of
Can't you see I'm relatively twisted
Laid myself upon you
Underneath your feet
Laid myself upon you
Didn't that look sweet?
Finally the truth has come
Guess I know it all along
Nothing else I could have done
Yea
Bitter
Bitter
I'm bitter
So bitter, so bitter
Bitter

 

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