This Way

Standing Still

Cutting through the darkest night are my two headlights
Try to keep it clear, but I'm losing it here
To the twilight
There's a dead end to my left
There's a burning bush to my right
You aren't in sight
You aren't in sight

Do you want me
Like I want you
Or am I standing still
Beneath a darkened sky
Or am I standing still
With the scenery flying by
Or am I standing still
Out of the corner of my eye
Was that you passing me by

Mothers on the stoop
Boys in souped-up coups
On this hot summer night
Between fight and flight
Is the blind man's sight
And a choice that's right
I roll the window down
Feel like I'm gonna drown in this strange town
Feel broken down
Feel broken down

Do you need me
Like I need you
Or am I standing still
Beneath a darkened sky
Or am I standing still
With the scenery flying by
Or am I standing still
Out of the corner of my eye
Was that you passing me by

Sweet sorrow - He said call tomorrow
Sweet sorrow - He said call tomorrow

Do you love me
Like I love you
Or am I standing still
Beneath a darkened sky
Or am I standing still
With the scenery flying by
Or am I standing still
Out of the corner of my eye
Was that you passing me by
Are you passing me by
Passing me by
Do you want me?
Passing me by
Do you need me like I need you too?
And do you want me like I want you?
Or are you passing me by?
Am I standing still

This Way

Love be still
Love be sweet
Don't you dare
Change a thing
I want to photograph you with my mind
To feel how I feel now all the time

Say that you'll stay
Forever this way
Forever and forever
That we'll never have to change
Don't move
Don't breathe
Don't change
Don't leave
And promise me
Say you'll stay, oh
We'll stay
This way

I get afraid
Don't think ahead
Let's just stay
This way in bed
Feels so good inside your arms
Home is everywhere that you are

Say that you'll stay
Forever this way
Forever and forever
That we'll never have to change
Don't move
Don't breathe
Don't change
Don't leave
And promise me
Say you'll stay
We'll stay
This way

Don't move
Don't breathe
Don't change
Don't leave
Promise me
We'll always be
This kind, this sweet
This good to me
Promise me
We'll always be

Say that you'll stay
Forever this way
Forever and forever
That we'll never have to change
Don't move
Don't breathe
Don't change
Don't leave
And promise me
Say you'll stay
We'll stay
This way

Don't leave
Promise me
We'll always be
This kind, this sweet
This good to me
Promise me
We'll always be

Jesus Loves You

They say that Jesus loves you
What about me?
They say that money breaks you
I still wanna see
They say that you're only half alive
Till you give extra whitening a try

Well, I wanna see, I wanna see
What can you do for me?

Showing ta-tas on the TV is OK
I wanna be OK, too
Having my picture in a magazine makes me special
How special are you?
They say if I donate, even I
Can buy a lot in heaven before I die

Well, I wanna see, I wanna see
What can you do for me?

I want someone else to pack my lunch
Gonna get someone else to pull the punch
Pay a psychic for romance
Gonna pay a priest for a
Will you give me a second chance?
Will you give me a second chance?

They say abortion will send you straight to a fiery hell
That is if the fanatics don't beat Satan to the kill
It's not what I can do for anybody
It's what their body can do for me

Well, I wanna see, I wanna see
What can you do for me?

They say that Jesus loves you
What about me?

Cleveland

Went walking underneath the shadows
Where dark and suede secrets lay
When night's knife falls gently down
Hearts helplessly fall to the ground
Underneath a velvet sky
Only words can lie

I wanna tell you everything
I wanna make your toes curl
You'll be my only boy
And I'll be your only girl
There's not much I can say
You're in Cleveland today
You're in Cleveland today

Stewardesses like Cosmo magazine
Vogue makes me nervous, I feel so plain
I could face the world fearlessly
If you would face it here with me
With just our four hands and four eyes
Traffic cops will compromise

I wanna tell you everything
I wanna make your toes curl
You'll be my only boy
And I'll be your only girl
There's not much I can say
You're in Cleveland today, oh
You're in Cleveland today

Daffodils and roulette wheels and rusty automobiles
Somewhere our things share the same windowsill
Somewhere our hearts exist independent of time
Somewhere we are whole
One body, one body and one mind

From the air things look so ridiculous
Our fears so small, our fights so vain
I want to pilot a plane with you
So all our problems look small too
It's just an inch from me to you
Depending on what map you use

I wanna tell you everything
I wanna make your toes curl
You'll be my only boy
And I'll be your only girl
There's not much I can say cause
You're in Cleveland today, oh
You're in Cleveland today
You're in Cleveland today

Everybody Needs Someone Sometime

Mary heard boys talkin' in voices low
Said she weren't no spring chicken
Like she didn't already know
So she called up Jack from a few years back
She turned him down once in his one-room shack
She said, "Now baby, you don't look that bad"

Cause everybody needs someone sometime
Everybody needs someone, can't you see
Everybody needs someone sometime

Spivey Leeks was a drip of a man
He looked like a potato shoved into jeans
He recollects, it wasn't that long ago
That he could walk by, make the young girls scream
But he thought he'd just let it all slide, let it all pass
Cause he thought love was best on the run
He said, "Now baby, it don't seem that fun"

Cause everybody needs someone sometime
Everybody needs someone, can't you see
Everybody needs someone sometime

Hey there, Honey Bee
Will you give me, sugar
And if you shake real cute
I might give you some, sugar
I was doing alright on my own
But now I just might take you home, sugar

Sister Mary used to be a nun
She thought that she'd retire and have her some fun
Mr. Joe (of the Philadelphia Joes)
Well, he worked in the Post Office all night
He said, "Hey Sweetheart, you know you look alright"

I said cause everybody needs someone sometime
Everybody needs someone, can't you see
Everybody needs someone sometime
2, 3, 4
Cause everybody needs someone sometime
Everybody needs someone, can't you see
Everybody needs someone sometime

Everybody needs someone sometime
Everybody needs someone, sometime, I said
Everybody needs someone sometime
Everybody needs someone sometime, oh I said
Everybody needs someone sometime

I Won't Walk Away

A lonely street lamp
I'm out on the street walking home
A small pale blur
Leaving trails like a snail
I move so slow
Time can bruise
Violent indigo
Rush home to your arms
You soothe my weary soul

Wrong or right
Be mine tonight
Harsh world be damned
We'll make a stand
Love can bind
But mine is blind
Others stray but I won't
Walk away
Walk away

The clubs are full
Of couples resisting being one
They wear their youth
Like badges that tarnish all too soon
We'll be a team
Our two will be one
Love will be our fortress
When all else comes undone

Wrong or right
Be mine tonight
Harsh world be damned
We'll make a stand
Love can bind
But mine is blind
Others stray but I won't
Walk away
Walk away

Sometimes the world don't make sense
Small children filled with violence
Let our light shine through the night

Wrong or right
Be mine tonight
Harsh world be damned
We'll make a stand
Love can bind
But mine is blind
Others stray but I won't

Wrong or right
Be mine tonight
Harsh world be damned
We'll make a stand
Love can bind
But mine is blind
Others stray but I won't
Walk away
Walk away
I won't walk away
I won't walk away
I won't walk away
I won't walk away
I won't walk away
I won't walk away
I won't walk away

Break Me

I will meet you in some place
Where the light lends itself to soft repose
I will let you undress me
But I warn you I have thorns like any rose
And you could hurt me with your bare hands
You could hurt me with with the sharp end of what you say
But I'm lost to you now
There's no amount of reason
To save me

So break me
Take me
Just let me feel your arms again
Break me
Take me
Just let me feel your love again

Feels like being underwater
Now that I've let go and lost control
Water kisses fill my mouth
Water fills my soul

So break me
Take me
Just let me feel your arms again
Break me
I'll let you make me
Just let me feel your love again

Kiss me once well, maybe twice
Oh, it never felt so nice
Break me
Take me
Just let me feel your love again
Break me
I'll let you, ooh
I'll let you make me
Just let me feel your arms again
Just let me feel your love again

Love Me, Just Leave Me Alone

I saw you standing there
You had gold dust in your pocket
And you combed barbed wire through your hair
You thought I didn't notice
The skin on your teeth had a tear

To make me notice you started to shout
Then you and all your minions
Started flapping your tiny arms all about
They said you were a wise man
When did they teach wise men to pout?

I tried to forget you
But you tied bells to your name
They jingled every time I thought of you
Without shame
I've tried to be unlovable
Why couldn't you do the same?

What's the matter?
Does your love need a home?
Alright then
Love me, just leave me alone

Your mother was a wolf bite
Your daddy was a cigarette
Your brother was a rosebud
Crossbred with a car wreck
Your sister was a stockbroker
But you ain't nothing but a turtleneck

What's the matter?
Does your love need a home?
Alright then
Love me, just leave me alone

It's not your little boy smile
It's not your little boy name
It's those big boy hands that are the ones to blame
I tried to be unlovable
Why couldn't you do the same. oh baby?

What's the matter?
Does your love need a home?
Alright then
Love me, just leave me alone

What's the matter?
Does your love need a home?
Alright then
Love me, just leave me alone
Love me, just leave me alone
Love me, just leave me alone
Leave me alone, baby

Do You Want To Play?

Met her on a Friday afternoon
In a neon dayglo pink chiffon satin room
She never looks back
She always looked good dressed in black

Oh, you're so special
Oh, who gives a
Do you want to play?

She lived beneath the disco discount store
With pictures of Randy Newman scattered all across the floor
I said, "This place looks sort of desolate."
She said, "Are you only half alive?
Or have you always been this inarticulate?"

Oh, you're so special
Oh, who gives a
Oh, oh
Do you want to play?
Do you want to play?

Don't think too hard
Don't think to fast
Don't ever give away what you can't take back
Don't try and understand what you can't comprehend
Underneath the disco neon daylight chandelier
Disco deity of the chivalry
I said, "Take it back
Take it back
Take it back"

Oh, you're so special
Oh, who gives a
Oh, oh
Do you want to
Oh, you're so special
Oh,
Oh, who gives a
Do you want to play?

The New Wild West

You see the ghost of the buffalo moving both fierce and slow
Like glittering prophesies on the edge of the horizon
As you drive glittering highways and beaten-up byways
That straddle and girdle our great and many-faced nation
You see the lambs in the ghettos who worship their Gepettos
Believing in, never seeing, the strings they think bind them
So we write to our congressmen
With bleeding pens of the sorrow within
And in return, they just send tickets to the latest Tom Hanks show

Welcome to the new wild west
Each man for himself
Civilized steeples
And lonely people
Welcome to the new wild west

There are so many factions and cue-card reactions
It's hard to keep clear the possibilities here
Cause there's no force to unite them
Privilege has ruled for thousands of years
Wars have been fought with bibles and tears
Yet liberation can't deny the temptation
Soon becomes the oppressor
Show me a leader who's fit to lead
Who don't sow his seed in anything wounded enough to breed
Because after all, what fun is power if you can't act like a rock star?

Welcome to the new wild west
Each man for himself
Civilized steeples
And lonely people
Welcome to the new

As for me, I've been petty
Oh, and unkind, but I know my own mind
And since it seems clear there's no one leading us here
The only thing left it appears is to
Task ourselves to be better each time, than those before us
We'll be an army of thieves, of self-freed slaves,
Of mild-mannered maids
We'll fight with whispers and blades
So get ready, a new day is dawning

Welcome to the new wild west
Each man for himself
A nation of civilized steeples
And lonely people
Welcome to the new wild west

Till We Run Out of Road

It's leavin' time again
I'm headed out with all my friends
It's a roll of the dice
I've never thought twice about the way I've been spending my time
Trying my guts out for every dime
Working in an office building tall
Don't know who's next to you at all
But being out here
The blood, the guts, the beer is a test
Only time will tell
It brings you close, man
Closer than hell

We're leaving, we're leaving again
Can't recall where all we've been
I guess we'll just go
Go till we're too old
Or we run out of road

The other day I talked to Lou
He quit back in '92
Says he misses it bad
Those were the, the best times he ever had
He said, "Give it hell till the end
Cause once you quit you can't get it back again"

We're leaving, we're leaving again
Can't recall where all we've been
I guess we'll just go
Go till we're too old
Or we run out of road

Expensive cabs and shitty food
Washed down with cancelled flights
Missed wake-up calls
Missed holidays
You miss your boy and wife
All the late night drives that cause the dawn to strike you like a knife
Hey man, this is a beautiful life

We're leaving again
We're leaving again
We're leaving again
Can't recall where all we've been
I guess we'll just go
I guess we'll just go
I guess we'll just go
Go till we're too old
Or we run out of road
Oh yeah, out of road
Oh yeah
We're leaving, leaving again
Till we run out of road
Run out of road
Run out of road
Run out of road
Till we run out of road, road, road

Grey Matter (Live)

I hate you, I love you
Leave, don't go away
I can't decide if I like your face
Or if I wish it would stray

You're a child but you're malicious
You're sweet but don't remember my name
Heads I win and tails I'm lost
And love equals pain

I am drifting without an anchor
Through your ambiguous region
A strange continent immune to all reason
And I'm flattered by your grey matter

Inside my skin, I feel your tongue
It's telling me I'm dirty and licking my bones
A scrape against silence, a knife against a plate
Makes the sound of need on hate

I am drifting without an anchor
Through your ambiguous region
A strange continent immune to all reason
And I'm flattered by your grey matter

And I do not understand
Why a woman can't just love a man

You're amusing, you're a real cool show
With your meat hooks and barbed wire carnival
You got moth holes in your pocket
You got moth holes in your soul
From too many false teeth and greasy flashbulbs

And I am drifting without an anchor
Through your ambigous region
A strange continent immune to all reason
And I'm flattered
And I'm battered by your grey matter

Serve the Ego

Mirror mirror
Do you like what you see?
I'll dance for you
And you'll dance for me
Who says a woman cannot serve?
It would be my pleasure
Who says it is not my destiny
To let you control me

Underneath the disco light
Everybody's feeling alright
Get on your hands and knees
And praise the new deity
Serve the ego, serve the ego

Two ships sailing on a neon sea
Eat the flesh, spit out the seeds
Feathered hair and lame heels
What turns me on is so surreal

Underneath the disco light
Everybody's feeling alright
Get on your hands and knees
And praise the new deity yeah
Serve the ego, serve the ego

Tutt tutt
To discover
Oh no
Yesterday's lover

Underneath the disco light
Everybody's feeling right
Get on your hands and knees
And praise the new deity
Serve the ego, serve the ego

The ego
Serve

Sometimes It Be That Way (Live)

Night with its shattered teeth attempt to speak
My pen is present but courage left via the sink
And I'm sorry I snuck up you from behind
Sorry not all my love letters did rhyme
And I'm sorry that Jesus died for my sins
And I swear to God it won't happen again
And I'm sorry if it was my swerve that tempted you to sway
Oh well sometimes it be that way

And Romeo was a very nice man
He said, "Jewel I don't think you quite understand
And I'm sorry if you had to explain it like this
Sorry I was a point you were destined to miss
And I'm sorry I spoke to you irreverently
Down in the hollow by the old olive tree
And I'm sorry if my heart breaking ruined your day
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

I said oh, well I got nothing left to sell
This love was a bell that rang unheard in the air
I was bound to find out that you didn't care
Said oh well, sometimes it be that way yeah

And Aphrodite with her neon lamp
Kissed Neptune, they put her face on a stamp
And I'm sorry I used it to mail a letter to you
Sorry I'm glue and the rest bounces off of you
And I'm sorry not even this jet's metal wings
Could get across these simple things
And I'm sorry if I ever sang your name in vain
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

I said oh, well I got nothing left to sell
This love was a bell that rang unheard in the air
I was bound to find out that you didn't care
Said oh well, sometimes it be that way yeah

Now flame licks the air with its silver tongue
Night has many hands but I have just one
And I'm sorry I walked in on you unexpectedly
Sorry I didn't serve you cammomile tea
And I'm sorry I didn't always have a match
That could start a fire big enough for your heart to catch
And I'm sorry if my swerve tempted you to stay
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

I said oh, well I got nothing left to sell
This love was a bell that rang unheard in the air
I was bound to find out that you didn't care
Said oh well, sometimes it be that way yeah
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

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