Steady Pull

Linger

I am walking past the sprinklers and the newly painted porches
And the lemonade stand girls on a suburban afternoon
I am leaving cause I love you, I am leaving cause I don't
And I'm, I'm hoping you will follow, and I praying that you won't
Let me go

I am captive in your presence I will melt before your eyes
But I still crave your approval, and I'm helpless when you criticize,
Criticize

Cause it's written on your body
It's on the tip of your tongue
The look in your eyes, in the glare of the sun
The touch of your cold fingers, when you say goodbye
The way that you linger
The way that you lie

You saw me through the keyhole of a door that I kept locked
But I'd decorate the threshold just in case you knocked
What I might feel on the edges you will never come to know
And who I might be in the corners I will never ever ever ever show
Never show

Cause it's written on my body
It's on the tip of my tongue
The look in my eyes, in the glare of the sun
The touch of my cold fingers, when I say goodbye
The way that I linger
The way that I lie

Who said that love would linger who said that love would last
When we cannot seize the moment and we will not leave the past
I don't think I was afraid of you but how could I be sure
When with every altercation you're showing me the door
Well here I go, here I go, here I go

Cause it's written on our bodies
It's on the tip of our tongues
The look in our eyes, in the glare of the sun
The touch of our cold fingers, when we say goodbye
The way that we linger
The way that we lie
The touch of your fingers and
The look in your eyes and
The way we accuse and
The way we deny

New Dress

Shatter the plate now
Crush the glass
And all the things I've carried
I put them down at last

I keep my promise
Some days better than my heart
But like little paper valentines
This is where we start

Cause you take me to the window, love
And you leave the light on
You take off my uniform
And say baby put this new dress
Baby put this new dress on

You pull me from my corner
You promise not to laugh
I'm afraid you'll see right through me
I'm afraid that I will never get enough

Cause you take me to the window, love
And you leave the light on
You take off my uniform
And say baby put this new dress
Baby put this new dress on

From your window I can see the endless ocean blue
From your window I can finally see that I love you
I love you

So take me to the window, love
And leave the light on
Come take off my uniform
And say baby put this new dress
Take me to the window, love
And leave the light on
Come take off my uniform
And say baby put this new dress
Baby put this new dress
Baby put this new dress on, on, on, on

How Deep Is Your Love?

I don't think I ever really knew
I don't think I ever really saw
I don't think I ever really felt
I don't think I ever, ever

How deep is your love?

Room for two, fuel for thought
My new dress, stocking's caught
Kiss my mouth, taste my tears
Let them fall with all my fears
Talk to me, say my name
Hold me down, say it again
Rise for me like moon for sea
Rise for me like poem to pen

I don't think I ever really knew
I don't think I ever really saw
I don't think I ever really felt
I don't think I ever, ever

How deep is your love?

Stay with me precious wild
Stay with me, hold me awhile
Love me like a little child
Stay baby
Let them talk in this cheap town
We will burn the old house down
Cause I love you crazy, love you blind
Love you til the end of time

Room for two
Kiss my mouth
Room for two, fuel for thought
My new dress stocking's caught
I, Room, Two, Caught, Let them talk
How deep is your love
How deep is your love

I don't think I ever, Kiss, Kiss my mouth
I don't think I, Taste my tears
I don't think I ever, Let them talk, Hold me down, Say my name
I don't think I, How, Deep, Think, Talk, Tears
How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?

Digging

I am digging deep, I am digging wide
Looking for clues, in the grand design
But no better, no better I'll never ever be
If I can't keep what I find

Cause I have lost so many things
And I have loved so foolishly
But no, never no never have I walked this dark path
Or felt this troubled sleep

So can you make ends meet when they're tattered and frayed
Make peace with the things that you've done
When the end has nothing to do with the means
And the way that the battle's won

Cause you try to talk me down
And I'm running all around
You try to talk some sense to me
But there I am in pieces on the ground

And so I wander, so I lust
Ever wonder who to trust
Cause there's no clear line from blindness to sight
No straight path from dust to dust

No can you make ends meet when they're tattered and frayed
Make peace with the things that you've done
When the end has nothing to do with the means
And the way that the battle's won

Cause you try to talk me down
And I'm running all around
You try to talk some sense to me
Can you make ends meet when they're tattered and frayed
Make peace with the things that you've done
When the end has nothing to do with the means
And the way that the battle's won
Cause you try to talk me down
And I'm running all around
You try to make some sense of me
But there I am in pieces on the ground

So I am digging deep, I am digging wide
I can see true, when I see your eyes
And no better, no bettter I'll never ever be
Without love by my side

Walking

I'm walking in your shoes, for just a mile or two
My heels are raw and torn, but I will dig them in for you
And I feel the pain you've known, and the seeds of hate you've sown
They're scattered on the ground, and I can barely step around

Insanity and pain, the things you will not name
Growing in the fields, spinning with the
Wheels and wind of time and whimsy
Your excuses and your flimsy lies

I'm running out of faith
I'm tired of saving face
And where the hell is grace
In this forsaken place

I'm picking through the weeds, and I'm falling to my knees
And this is where I leave your shoes and step away from these

Insanity and pain, who will take the
Blame beyond your will and whimsy
No exuces, no more flimsy lies

I'm running out of faith
I'm tired of saving face
And where the hell is grace
In this forsaken place

I'm running out of faith
I'm tired of saving face
And where the hell is grace
In this forsaken place

Out of Your Mind

Look at you, you're out of your mind again
It's nothing new
You're one of a kind, you take the cake
And miss the boat at the same time

You've had bad luck, a tough draw, a rollercoaster stretch
On this rough road life
And every pretty promise taken back again

But you're a strong one, smart enough, not to blame
But not enough to make you feel alive
And there's nothing more that I could do to ease your pain

Look at you, you're out of your mind again
It's nothing new, you're one of a kind, you take the cake
And miss the boat at the same time
Oh look at you, you're high as a kite again
It's nothing new, cause you never try, it's black and white
And make or break at the same time

And one day you'll have enough, you'll take a look
And see love staring in your eyes
And nothing in the world could make you hesitate

Look at you, you're out of your mind again
It's nothing new, you're one of a kind, you take the cake
And miss the boat at the same time

Cause you're the life of the party 'til the lights go down
You can't keep still when there's no one else around
Your fingers shake and your mind won't quit
With all of the reasons why you don't fit

Look at you, you're out of your mind again
It's nothing new, you're one of a kind, you take the cake
And miss the boat at the same time
Oh look at you, you're high as a kite again
It's nothing new, cause you never try, it's black and white
And make or break at the same time

Oh look at you
Oh look at you
Look at you

Red Dress

Well I'll wear the red dress tonight
You will reel your heart in tight
You can have the upper hand and I'll pretend to understand
Why, it came to this

How it came from there to here
How we muddied what seemed clear
Were we just doomed from the start
Undermined by simple hearts
Why'd it come to this

Come down in silence, come down in fear
Come down in pieces
Come down in tears

Well there're days when the light hits true
Days of him days of you
Nights of sweating, toss and turn
Nights I feel your cigarette burn
Why'd it come to this

As we take our places in this charade
If the sun's too hot, well then sit in the shade
Jury's still out so we make lemonade and ask
Why'd it come to this

Come down in silence, come down in fear
Come down in pieces
Come down in tears

Well we all get what we deserve
I get him and you get her
Given the chance I still defer
And maybe we will always wonder
Why, it came to this

So I'll wear the red dress tonight
You will reel your heart in tight
I will have the upper hand and
You will finally understand
Why, it came to this
Why, it came to this
Why, it came to this

I'll Take It From Here

Everything that I held true has failed me
And nothing is as clear as it once seemed
You have told me who I am and what to do and where to go
I have listened and I' m trapped inside your dream

But I'll take it from here
I'll succeed or I will fail but I will decide
I'll take it from here
I'll catch my breath and count to ten and
Open my eyes again

My father's plans my mother's fears
My own fine day
Are careening past my reach and my control
You can take your love and keep your money but
Not my will and not my way
At least every mistake will be my own

I'll take it from here
I'll succeed or I will fail but I will decide
I'll take it from here
Catch my breath and count to ten and
Open my eyes
Open my eyes
Open my eyes

I may not know right now but I will find my way
And I can't wait to see the city when it snows

Room in My Heart

We pinned the tail on Jonny Polanski
And asked mother may I, and she said I was it
And nothing mattered, nothing but the moment
Some days made perfect sense, some days never fit
But there was room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you

We captured the flag in our own foreign countries
And took each other prisoner bit by bit
We take no prisoners now, in this sullen landscape
Just ask for forgiveness, and hang on to our wits
But there was room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you

I am hard wired, fully detonated
You pull the pin and you can't put it back
It's a crash course, fully consummated
Cause I was aimed from birth to break out from the pack
But there was room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you

So here's what I keep, here is what I carry
The sweetest intentions, love in the remains
And here's what's strange, and what's extraordinary
Nothing changes, but nothing stays the same
But there's room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you
Room in my heart for you, you

So here's what I keep, here's what I carry
The sweetest of intentions, and love in the remains
Here's what's strange, and what's extraordinary
Nothing ever changes, but nothing stays the same
Cause I know your secrets, I have tasted their fruit
I have known the flash of her teeth in the dark
And you thought that I wouldn't notice,
And you thought that I would not follow suit
Or the song in your soul or your heart

Lullaby

There you are, bathed in bright light
All your friends have gone
You've had a great fright
But all the world's a stage

Don't be shy, take your place now
You know the show must go on
Despite how crazy this life feels

On your mark, watch your step, go
All your life led you here, so
Say goodnight, lullaby
Say goodnight, don't say why

Cause there you are, bathed in bright light,
All your friends have gone
You've had a great fright
But all the world's a stage

Steady Pull

I bottled up my hope, before it got spread too thin
I threw it in the ocean and then I jumped right in
All my heroes disappeared just like deja vu
I am a strong swimmer and I swam right into you

Now there's evidence I've been here, but no one knows how long
My change is in your pocket, and the whisper of my song
My clothes are in your closet and my books surround your bed
I wonder what you expected, and what you got instead,
What you got

Cause I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it
I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it, I like it, I like it

My friends all think they've lost me, my family's up in arms
But no one ever noticed 'til I sounded the alarm
There's danger in complacency and comfort in the fight
For the way that you whisper in the sweetness of the night
The sweetness of the night

Cause I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it
I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it, I like it, I like it

Where there is ruin there is hope for treasure
Out of the ashes come comfort and pleasure
This is the love that no one could measure
I have you, I hold you
We are birds of a feather

I bottled up my hope, before it got spread too thin
I threw it in the ocean and then I jumped right in
All my heroes disappeared, just like deja vu
But I am a strong swimmer and I swam right into you

Cause I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it
I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it, I like it, I like it
I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it
I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see
And I like it, I like it, I like it

And the sweetness of the night
Cause I feel
The sweetness of the night
The sweetness of the night
The steady pull of things that I can't see
I like it, I like it, I like it

What We Are

Can you love with such misgiving?
This crooked little heart I got from you
Disdain in your demeanor
Or can you love through irony, fear and truth
The fear to repeat another's life
The irony of dying much the same way
Expert at nothing
Master of omission
A day to day

I have to laugh with each distraction
My heart is rearranging time
There's order in my mother's house
But there is such disarray in mine
And this is God's own creation
And it is such a familiar scene
The endless conversation
Of missing you
Of things not named

Well they say
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same

So I will love without misgiving
This crooked little heart I give to you
Cause there's order in the meaning
Of all that's innocent but true
And this is God's own creation
And it could be such a perfect scene
Hear the culmination of loving you
And things that are

And what they seem
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same
What we are and what we were
Will never be the same

And then, then, then

Your House

Take me down to your house
Show me where you live
Room by room, all the things you cherish

Tell me where you're going
Show me where you've been
Year by year, all the things that you wished

And I'll give my love, give my love
Angel, I am here and I am yours.

Whisper me your secrets,
I won't tell a soul
One by one, I'll treasure every story

This is where our love goes
Circling back again
This is heaven's gift to us to tell it

And I'll give my love, give my love
Angel I am here and I am yours

Tonight we'll speak the old words
Caress the silence
Tonight we'll tell the whole world where to go

I will walk the way in,
You'll take the journey out
Path across our hearts, eyes wide open

Room by room, year by year, one by one, say goodnight,
Love, love

Deny

Mother mother
You're not listening anymore
I am still a little boy with his heart
Lodged on the door
And it seems that my life
Has not turned out or done
And it should've been love
Love it should've been why

You cannot deny
You cannot deny me now

Father father
You are making a big mistake
I am not a shiny trophy or another call you forgot to make
I have listened very closely to every word
You have not tried
And it should've been love
Love, it should've been why

You cannot deny
You cannot deny me now

Oh my Lord
Why's it taking you so long?
To give me grace
And the dignity to right these wrongs
And I will lead today
And I will follow you tomorrow
When the glory of my life
Brings the promise of a peaceful night
And there's just one thing
That I need to know

Thay you will not deny
You will not deny me now
Don't deny me now

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