Because I Can

Overdrive

Outta bed at the crack of noon
Blare the music and have a swoon
I can't stop thinking of your face
La la lee la lee loo lace

I'm six feet under the Bhodi Tree
With my crap new-age philosophy
Diamonds where there once were stars
I'm sittin in Jane Mansfeild's car

Yea I'm independence
Yea I'm borderline
Yea I'm California
My minds all screwed and upside down
But my heart's on overdrive (yea my heart's on overdrive)

I need to take a shower when I look at you
You sting and hurt like a bad tattoo
I wish you'd change my point of view

I cruise the canyon to get some breeze
With hidden treasures up my sleeve
I like the light and hate the heat
But I'll lick the blood right off your street

Yea I'm cherry cola
Yea I'm candy-eyed
Yea I'm California
My mind's all screwed and upside down
But my heart's on overdrive

They all come here to find a scene
But end up girls on methadrine
Naked on a TV screen
The dreams that fall beneath my feet
Make my footsteps feel so sweet
But your kisses are my fait d'accompli

Yea I'm independence
Yea I'm borderline
Yea I'm California
My mind's all screwed and upside down
But my heart's on overdrive
Yea my heart's on overdrive

Glow

You can close your eyes and tell me
That you are a visionary
And maybe you're a little scary
But you take my breath away
When you say you'll always be there
It paints such a lovely picture
But no matter how you frame it
It's still pornography

Nobody seems to hear
Till I scream and shout
Even if you tie me down
And you blow my candle out

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the perfect someone that you'll never know
I'll still glow

I see this girl with so much anger
Pacified by holding strangers
Making peace with all her danger
By looking in the mirror
The pureness in my name is gone now
You've taken it too far but somehow
I'll lick my wounds and take the last bow
And hold my cold left hand

There's so many things
That you rant about
The only thing I know for sure
If you blow my candle out

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the perfect someone
That you'll never know
I'll still glow

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the perfect someone
That you'll, that you'll never know

I'll still glow
I'll still glow
I'll be the perfect someone that you'll never know
You can close your eyes and tell me

I Like

I wanna live before I die
So don't say I have to cry on
One more freezing floor
I ask you to open the door
And see how things could have gone
The reason that it took so long
Before you could figure out
That for so long I was about to break
And there were no arms to keep me
From harming me and now I'm searchin back to see
How I never tried to ask for some sympathy
Cause no, nobody wants to ride with me too far
Cause I might trip away
But in your arms I'd rather stay

You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I la la la la la la la la la la
You might just turn into something I

Want to dream about
Something I can't live withouit
My foot is in your hand
I want you to understand
How I could be confused
Right after being used
But still you're here in spite
When I close my eyes to dream at night
I've gotta keep my pants on
I gotta check my pulse before I've gone too far away
To hurt so I think I'll stay around to hear you breath
Saying all those words to me
Unraveling my fantasy while I drink
My oleander tea

You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I la la la la la la la la la la
You might just turn into something Iike yea yea yea yea

You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I

Teachin' Myself to Dream

I throw myself into the rain
As we run down these old train
Tracks again
The moon is naked in the sky
So maybe you and I could fly
Or pretend

As the stars fall from grace
And light your glowing face

I'm teachin' myself to dream
I'm holding my breath to scream
I;m teachin' myself to
Believe in the things I don't understand
I don't even know if their true
That's what dreamers do

I can't say what day it is or year
But thou shalt have no fear
For I know your name
You can't believe what I did
And maybe I'm just a kid
But then we're both the same

I watch the hours through the glass
And now the time will finally pass

I'm teachin' myself to dream
I'm learnin' what love can be
I'm teachin' myself to
Belive in the things I don't understand
I don't even know if they're true
That's what dreamers do

Stapled eyes can't open until waking
And all your lies will be your undertaking

I let my mind dance and flow
We'll make magic and I'll know
As the lilacs slowly grow
All my dreams are true

Teachin' myself to dream
I'm holding my breath to scream
I'm teaching myself to
Believe in the things I don't understand
I don't even know if they're true
That's what dreamers do
That's what dreamers do

Watching the Rain

I wish there was a photograph that showed me here with you
And I could kiss the photograph and make my wish come true
I wish I was a humming dove so I could sing so sweet
I wish that I could steal the moon and kiss it with my feet
I wish I was a remedy that you wanted to take
A product of a recipe that no one had to bake
I wish I could forget that day the hurting in my heart
And wash our mouths with listerine to make a brand new start

Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down

I wish there was a fairy tale that turned into my life
So I could kiss Prince Charming man and be his princess wife
I wish the voices in my head would leave my ears alone
So my eyes could stop their water bleeding and I could find a home
I wish there was a ruby rose where I spread my wings and flew
So I could inhale the perfume and be the morning dew
I wish the raindrops on the glass would let me join their dance
I'd spin and twirl and laugh with them
And drown my thoughts perchance

Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down


Whoa I kinda like it
Whoa whoa I kinda like it this way
Watchin the rain
Watchin the rain

Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watchin the rain, watchin the rain

Vacation

Oh I don't need an education
Just a microphone's intoxication
I can't deal with concentration
Give me tongues and stimulation
Who are you to know my story
Who are you to read my book

I don't think you know how crazy,
People say I am
"You're running in the deep end, Katy.
Why don't you give a damn?"

I've lost all sense of navigation,
But got my Cali-fornication
Don't give me words of hard degration,
I only accept infatuation
I'm a fragile kind of glass
I won't wear your stupid mask

I don't think you know how crazy,
People say I am
"You're running in the deep end, Katy.
Why don't you give a damn?"

I still hold hands with my creation
But cross my eyes at it's elation
And if I miss my graduation
I'll have one fucking long vacation

Enchanted

I broke my crown while kissing little flowers
I floated up the stairs and fell through the tower

You drew the sparkle back into my eyes
With your colored pencil
Tracing the years of my hunger like a
Plastic stencil

I'm still enchanted
You're still implanted in me
I'm still enchanted

The clouds carressed my sky and smoke
Dried my tears up
My veins are sweetly singing while
Blood drains from my cup

I blink my eyes and I am so
So enchanted
There's so much beauty
That we take for granted

I'm still enchanted
You're still implanted in me
I'm still enchanted

I blink my eyes and I am so
So enchanted
There's so much beauty
That we take for granted

I'm still enchanted
You're still implanted in me
I'm still enchanted

Original Skin

You hold me like a puppet in your clammy hands
Breathing your soft inuendoes
I can feel the music through your eyes
So much pain it hurts my soul

Take me where oleander grow
Show me all the things that I don't know

I'm outside
Let me in
I'm still shedding my original skin
Show me where I've never been
I'm still shedding my original skin

I am not afraid, all I have to fear is myself
Me or I
My curls have twisted themselves into knots

Twist and turn me inside out
Show me what bliss is about

I'm outside
Let me in
I'm still shedding my original skin
Show me where I've never been
I'm still shedding my original skin

If I wait to run away
I'll be trapped another day

Take me where oleader grow
Show me all the things that I don't know
I'm outside
Let me in
I'm still shedding my original skin
Show me where I've never been
I'm still shedding my original skin

Catch My Fall

I wonder why it always feels like rain
My life is like some cheap champagne
The answers don't always seem to fit
My glass is full, but it tastes like shit

I need a quick decision
And a cheap reward
I'm in my last revision hey

So I'll cry just a little bit longer
And I'll stay two seconds more
And I'll try to be stronger
And I'll see if you catch my fall

I can't say if what I did was wrong
Still you followed me like a sing-along
I can't tell if what I did was right
But you let me go like your sister's kite

I need a quick decision
And a cheap reward
I'm in my last revision hey

So I'll cry just a little bit longer
And I'll stay two seconds more
And I'll try to be stronger
And I'll see if you catch my fall

Yea yea yea
Yea yea yea
Yea yea yea

I made my last decision
And got some cheap reward
I need no man's premision

So I'll cry just a little bit longer
And I'll stay two seconds more
And I'll try to be stronger
And I'll see if you catch my fall
If you catch my fall
Catch my fall
You can catch my fall
If you catch my fall

Lemon

They've clipped my wings again
Tore them apart and then
Left me
No use to fly away
To my yesterday
Of freedom
My eyes died back that day
Seeing the hurt I may have done
Beat my instead of them
Pain is my only zen
Of fun

I'll go where secrets are sold
Where roses unfold
I'll sleep as time goes by

So hurting here is where I belong dreaming a song
Blood on my hands to stay strong
The flowers in the graveyard are all gone I don't belong
There is no right to heal the wrong
Soup's on hot feelin' like a do or die
I can't throw up
I don't think I even want to try

You still can't make me cry
You've pinned this butterfly
Down
My fire's burning out
Kill my flame without
A frown
And starving hurts the soul
When you're hungry for
Some love
So if I close my eyes
I can really fly
Above

I'll go where secrets are sold
Where roses unfold
I'll sleep as time goes by

So hurting here is where I belong dreaming a song
Blood on my hand to stay strong
The flowers in the graveyard are all gone I don't belong
There is no right to heal the wrong
Soup's on hot feelin' like a do or die
I can't throw up
I don't think I even want to
Try try

So hurting here is where I belong dreaming a song
Blood on my hands to stay strong
The flowers in the graveyard are all gone I don't belong
There is no right to heal the wrong
Soup's on hot feelin' like a do or die
I can't throw up
I don't think I even want to try

Snowflakes

I only wish for snow to fall
On the palm trees in the dirt
But here the sun will always shine
It'll always shine
Even if with the clouds it flirts

For Shngri-LA is always dry
It doesn't cry like me
In Hell-LA the sun is always there
It's always there
Scalding the deep green sea

I'll never be a snowflake
And waltz to earth so gently
To form a perfect blanket
For someone else to walk on

I close my eyes to feel the cold
On the palm of my blue hand
But the breeze it blows
Straight through my hair
Through my hair
And buries in the sand

I'll never be a snowflake
And waltz to earth so gently
To form a perfect blanket
For someone else to walk on

I've lost my mind in wanderlust
My heart cannot be found
My body yearns for the warmth of snow
But the sun keeps pouring down
These streets have signs that point somewhere
But there I don't belong
And there's no more use
To curl your hair
When your innocence is gone

I only wish for snow to fall
On the palm trees in the dirt
But here the sun will always shine
Always shine
Even if with clouds it flirts

I'll never be a snowflake
And waltz to earth so gently
And form a perfect blanket
For someone else to walk on
I'll never be a snowflake
And waltz to earth so gently
And form a perfect blanket
For someone else to walk on

Because I Can

I keep on looking through the looking glass
And I want to fall on through
Out of the real world to a happy day
Out of the wreckage that I do

I keep on dreaming because I can
Even though my eyes don't close
I keep on trippin because its free to a place I only know
I keep on dreaming because I can
Even though my eyes don't close
I keep on slipping out of this life

Still my hand won't go to the other side
My boney fingers stay locked here
The glass is cold when I touch my face
But I can taste my salty tears

I keep on dreaming because I can
Even though my eyes don't close
I keep on trippin because its free to a place I only know
I keep on dreaming because I can
Even though my eyes don't close
I keep on slippin out of this life waiting for the drapes to close

Mirror mirror won't you kiss my cheek
And tell me I'll be okay
And warm my spirits with your sugar lips
And help me wait for another day

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