The Whole Shebang

Little Good-byes

I'm gonna tell you something you don't wanna hear
You never listen when I talk
Maybe you'll listen when I walk
So I made my mind up and made a sandwich
And I, I didn't shed a tear
I gave you one last minute of my time
In this mess I left behind
When you come home tonight
And turn on the light
Don't you be surprised to find

My little good-byes
Empty hangers by the closet door
Lipstick tube on the bathroom floor
My little good-byes
Unpaid bills by the kitchen phone
I took the Beatles left Billy Joel
Little good-byes, little good-byes

I'm sure you're sure I'll be back in just an hour or two
You'll tape a Hallmark to my door
They always said it better than you
And if you're wondering when you're gonna hear from me
Well, take a real good look around boy
And it won't be hard to see
When you come home tonight
And turn on the light
Don't you be surprised to find

My little good-byes
Took your favorite Dodgers hat
Left the litter but I took the cat
My little good-byes
Loaded up the TV in the back of my car
Have fun watching the VCR
Little good-byes, Oh baby, little good little good-byes

So, cry to your mamma
And your sympathetic friends and tell 'em
And tell them how the story ends

My little good-byes
Took the hourglass, left the sand
Now you've got time on your hands
My little good-byes
Took the statue from Japan
Funny little Buddha man

My little good-byes
Change my voice on the machine
Now there'll be little good-byes with every ring
My little good-byes
Left the pictures took the frame
I've got the umbrella, here comes the rain
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Little good-byes
Hey, hey - yeah, yeah, yeah
Little good-byes
Hey, hey - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, hey - yeah, yeah, yeah
Little good-byes

Punishment

I thought that this was supposed to feel good
And if you were really mine
I guess it would
I didn't fall in love
'Cause it was the right thing to do
I just went ahead and fell for you

Oh, somewhere down along the line
I guess that love became a crime
This contradiction makes no sense
This is punishment
I feel like this is judgement day
I'll raise my hand, stand up and say
I don't believe I'm innocent
This is punishment

Truth is your heart was never mine to take
Now I'm stuck in a feeling
That I'll never shake
I prayed for it to go
God knows I want it to stay
But here I am loving you either way

Oh, somewhere down along the line
I guess that love became a crime
This contradiction makes no sense
This is punishment
I feel like this is judgement day
I'll raise my hand, stand up and say
I don't believe I'm innocent
This is punishment

You'll never feel all the things I can't say
And I'll never know if it's better this way

Oh, somewhere down along the line
I guess that love became a crime
This contradiction makes no sense
This is punishment
I feel like this is judgement day
I'll raise my hand, stand up and say
I don't believe I'm innocent
This is punishment

Oh, somewhere down along the line
I guess that love became a crime
(This is punishment)
I feel like this is judgement day
I'll raise my hand, stand up and say
(This is punishment)
This is punishment
This is punishment
(This is, this is, this is punishment)

I Will... But

I won't be bored
I won't be ignored
Hey!

I won't be your dirty secret
I won't be your cure-all pill
And I won't run to fetch the water
Just to tumble down the hill

I won't be your Friday paycheck
I won't be the prize you flaunt
And I won't be your Martha Stewart, baby
Or your all-night restaurant

But I will, I will, I will be your everything
If you make me feel like a woman should
I will, I will, I will be the whole shebang
You know I will...but

I won't be your crutch to lean on
I won't wear stiletto heels
I won't walk a mile in your shoes
Just so I know how it feels

I won't be your obligation
I won't be your Barbie doll
I won't be the portrait of perfection
To adorn you wall

But I will, I will, I will be your everything
If you make me feel like a woman should
I will, I will, I will be the whole shebang
You know I will...but

Hey - you know, you know I will
All right

I won't be your lifetime girlfriend
I won't be just one of the guys
I won't be your mama's favorite
I refuse to be the last in line

But I will, I will, I will be your everything
If you make me feel like a woman should
I will, I will, I will be the whole shebang
You know I will

Yeah, I will, I will, I will be your everything
I will, I will be the whole shebang
I will, I will be your everything
I will, I will, I will, I will - yeah

You know I will
You know, you know I will
You know I will
You know, you know I will - yeah

'Cause I Like It That Way

Hey Jack, take back
All those lines you're tripping
That's not who I am
It ain't that quaint
Your composure's slipping
Right into my hands
('Cause when - just a little bit, just a little bit) I smile
(Just a little bit) You fall hard

Stop listening to you
Start listening to me
I'll know when the lights are changing, you'll see
If you're liking the view
Baby, it don't come free - yeah, yeah
I think you're gonna stay, 'cause I like it that way
I think you're gonna stay, 'cause I like it that way

Time to undo
All your archaic thinking
We're supposed to share this cave
Bye, bye, tough guy
Won't know what hit you 'til you're down
Your heart is mine to save
('Cause when - just a little bit, just a little bit) I smile
(Just a little bit) You fall hard

Stop listening to you
Start listening to me
I'll know when the lights are changing, you'll see
If you're liking the view
Baby, it don't come free - yeah, yeah
(Never, never, never)
I think you're gonna stay, 'cause I like it that way
I think you're gonna stay, 'cause I like it that way

('Cause when - just a little bit, jsut a little bit) I smile
(Just a little bit) You fall hard

Stop listening to you
Start listening to me
I'll know when the lights are changing, you'll see
If you're liking the view
Baby, it don't come free - yeah, yeah
(Never, never, never)
I think you're gonna stay, 'cause I like it that way
I think you're gonna stay, 'cause I like it that way

I think you're gonna stay, 'cause I like it that way
I think you're gonna stay , think you're gonna stay
I think you're gonna stay
Uh, huh

This Woman Needs

This woman that takes on the world
And picks up your shirts, keeps it together somehow
This same woman, that melts with your touch
Wants you to feel what I'm feeling right now

'Cause this woman needs
A safe place to land
The strength in your hands
To know you know
What this woman needs
Is somewhere to cry
So lay by my side
And I'll tell you, I'll tell you

This woman needs to be reassured
That my heart's your home and love is what wills you to stay
I need you to see me in every light
And hear that you still think I'm beautiful anyway

'Cause this woman needs
A safe place to land
The strength in your hands
To know you know
What this woman needs
Is somewhere to cry
So lay by my side
And I'll tell you, I'll tell you

What this woman needs
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
what this woman needs
Is somewhere to cry
So lay by my side
And I'll tell you, I'll tell you

What this woman needs
Yeah, what this woman needs
Yeah, yeah, yeah -
What this woman needs

Without Your Love

What if my heart
Had walked right past you
What if my eyes
Had never asked you
To come and take the chains
That kept me weighted down
If you never saved me
Oh, I know I'd still be

Walking in sinking sand
Flying with no place to land
Oh, I'd be lost
Searching for you
Heaven would be out of reach
My soul left incomplete
That's where I'd be
Without your love

You're the reason
That I feel so safe
The way you hold me
Holds my heart in place
I'm just thankful to be
Where I am right now
Without your arms around me
I'd be where you found me

Walking in sinking sand
Flying with no place to land
Oh, I'd be lost
Searching for you
Heaven would be out of reach
My soul left incomplete
That's where I'd be
Without your love

Oh, I would be
Walking in sinking sand
Flying with no place to land
Oh, I'd be lost
Searching for you
Heaven would be out of reach
My soul left incomplete
That's where I'd be
Without your love

That's where I'd be
Without your love

Before Me and You

Every kiss before this
Was nothing but a waste of breath
And every I love you was just a whoop-de-doo
Never knew what I missed before this

And every love song before you came along
Was always about someone else
Oh, and every star was just a wish too far
Always a realist, yeah, before this

And the way things go, you never know
Where love will lead you to
And everything we've ever dreamed
Lies before me and you

People say, it's not everyday
That you find the perfect fit
But when I fell for you, I found the other shoe
Cupid was a myth before this

And the way things go, you never know
Where love will lead you to
And everything we've ever dreamed
Lies before me and you

And the way things go, you never know
Where love will lead you to
And everything we've ever dreamed
Lies before me and you

And the way things go, you never know
Where love will lead you to
And everything we've ever dreamed
Lies before me and you

Yeah, before me
Me and you

A Night to Remember

He promised a night to remember
Oh, and she knows it will be
A happy little celebration
For their seventh anniversary
Her new dress is cut a bit lower
Her lips a brighter shade of red
She spent all day setting those blonde curls
Tonight she's gonna knock him dead
She's gonna show him how
The fire's burning now
Her heart beats faster as she thinks back on that day

When he vowed they'd stay together
To have and hold her in his heart
She promised him forever
Until death do us part
Sealed with a tender kiss
She can't help but reminisce and smile
No doubt, this will be a night to remember

Oh, to remember

They drive to the top of the canyon
And pull right up to the edge
They have dinner up above those city lights
With a bloodless moon overhead
There's a distance in her emerald eyes
Her voice is a little cold
As he takes another sip from his champagne glass
He wonders could she know
Hidden inside her coat
Are letters his lover wrote
Her heart beats faster as she asks him to remember

When he vowed they'd stay together
To have and hold her in his heart
She promised him forever
Until death do us part
Sealed with a final kiss
She can't help but reminisce and smile
No doubt, this will be a night to remember

She whispers in his ear and tells him that she knows
She throws the car in gear, plunging to the earth below
She whispers in his ear and tells him that she knows
She throws the car in gear, it blossoms like a fiery rose

He vowed they'd stay together
To have and hold her in his heart
She promised him forever
Until death do us part
Sealed with a fateful kiss
Love takes a fatal twist
No doubt, this will always be a night to remember

Oh, to remember
(A night, a night, a night)
To remember
(Alright, a night, a night)
To remember

Lucky 4 You (Tonight I'm Just Me)

You always said that I have multiple personalities
I bounce around somewhere between my dreams and reality
So where'd you dig up the audacity to ask me
How we've all been doing
Since you broke our hearts
(Well, so far)

Number 5 just cries a river a minute
7 wants to tie you up and drown you in it
Yeah, 14 just wants to say so long, bygones
32 wants to do things to you that'll make you blush
10 would key the El Camino that you love so much
And there ain't nobody wants to mess with 23
Oh, lucky 4 you tonight I'm just me

I guess this party's more than your new Barbie bargained for
She's got you by the sleeve, slowly easing towards the door
She's probably right, you should be movin' on
Don't know how long we can behave
Better have the valet get your car
('Cause you know how women are)

Number 5 just cries a river a minute
7 wants to tie you up and drown you in it
Yeah, 14 just wants to say so long, bygones
32 wants to do things to you that'll make you blush
10 would key the El Camino that you love so much
And there ain't nobody wants to mess with 23
Oh, lucky 4 you tonight I'm just me

Forgiveness is the key
According to my shrink
But, it's not just up to me
(I don't know girls, what d'ya think?)

Number 5 just cries a river a minute
7 wants to tie you up and drown you in it
Yeah, 14 just wants to say so long, bygones
32 wants to do things to you that'll make you blush
10 would key the El Camino that you love so much
And there ain't nobody wants to mess with 23
Oh, lucky 4 you tonight I'm just me

Number 5 just cries a river a minute
7 wants to tie you up and drown you in it (it's just me)
Yeah, 14 just wants to say so long, bygones
32 wants to do things to you that'll make you blush
10 would key the El Camino that you love so much
And there ain't nobody wants to mess with 23
Oh, lucky 4 you tonight I'm just me

Number 5 just cries a river a minute
7 wants to tie you up and drown you in it
Yeah, 14 just wants to say so long, bygones
32 wants to do things to you that'll make you blush
10 would key the El Camino that you love so much
And there ain't nobody wants to mess with 23
Oh, lucky 4 you tonight I'm just me

Dancing With Angels

Somewhere between
What can and can't be seen
I knelt in your spring
You dusted off my wings
Your kiss upon my face
Feels like a brush with grace
Baby, that's all it takes
To take me higher

If true love really does exist
It would feel as pure as this
Baby, it's as if
We're dancing with angels
Stealing light from shooting stars
We're just taking what is ours
In each other's arm
We're dancing with angels

How did we find
Smooth blue in a crooked sky
Could be love winds
Gold threads through a grand design
Your whisper on my skin
Familiar healing wind
We must be slipping in
Heaven's windows

If true love really does exist
It would feel as pure as this
Baby, it's as if
We're dancing with angels
Stealing light from shooting stars
We're just taking what is ours
In each other's arm
We're dancing with angels

(Yeah) Your kiss upon my face
(Yeah) Feels like a brush with grace
(Yeah) Baby, that's all it takes
To take me higher

If true love really does exist
It would feel as pure as this
Baby, it's as if
We're dancing with angels
Stealing light from shooting stars
We're just taking what is ours
In each other's arm
We're dancing with angels

If true love really does exist
It would feel as pure as this
Baby, it's as if
We're dancing with angels
Stealing light from shooting stars
We're just taking what is ours
In each other's arm
We're dancing with angels

Angels, angels
Dancing with, dancing with, dancing with angels
Angels, angels

Still Holding Out for You

Never thought I'd be in this place
It's someone else's life I'm living
Wish I were living a lie
The hardest part is when the bough breaks
Falling down and then forgiving
You didn't kiss me good-bye
I'm choking on the words I didn't get to say
And pray I get the chance one day

I still run, I still swing open the door
I still think, you'll be there like before
Doesn't everybody out there know to never come around
Some things a heart won't listen to
I'm still holding out for you

I can hear you smile in the dark
I can even feel you breathing
But daylight chases the ghosts
I see your coat and I fall apart
To those hints of you I'm clinging
Now's when I need them the most
I should get up, dry my eyes and move ahead
At least that's what you would have said

I still run, I still swing open the door
I still think, you'll be there like before
Doesn't everybody out there know to never come around
Some things a heart won't listen to
I'm still holding out for you

Faithfully, I trace your name while you sleep
It's the only true comfort I feel

I still run, I still swing open the door
I still think you'll be there like before

I still run, I still swing open the door
I still think, you'll be there like before
Doesn't everybody out there know to never come round
Some things a heart won't listen to
I'm still holding out for you

Holding out
Holding out for you

 

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