The Globe Sessions

My Favorite Mistake

I woke up and called this morning
The tone of your voice was a warning
That you don't care for me anymore

I made up the bed we sleep in
I looked at the clock when you creep in
It's 6 AM and I'm alone

Did you know when you go it's the perfect ending
To the bad day I was just beginning
When you go, all I know is you're my favorite mistake

Your friends act sorry for me
They watch you pretend to adore me
But I'm no fool to this game

Now here comes your secret lover
She'll be unlike any other
Until your guilt goes up in flames

Did you know when you go it's the perfect ending
To the bad day I'd gotten used to spending
When you go, all I know is you're my favorite mistake
You're my favorite mistake

Well maybe nothing lasts forever
Even when you stay together
I don't need forever after, but it's your laughter won't let me go
So I'm holding on this way

Did you know could you tell you were the only one
That I ever loved?
Now everthing's so wrong
Did you see me walking by, did it ever make you cry?
Now you're my favorite mistake
Yeah you're my favorite mistake
You're my favorite mistake

Anything But Down

I light your cigarette
I bring you apples from the vine
How quickly you forget
I run the bath and pour the wine
I bring your everything that floats into your mind

But you don't bring me anything but down
No you don't bring me anything but down
You don't bring me anything but down
When you come 'round

You are a raging sea
I pull myself out everyday
I plea insanity
Cause I can't leave and I can't stay
You say, won't you come find me and yes is what I say

You don't bring me anything but down
No you don't bring me anything but down
Everything is crashing to the ground
Maybe I'm not your perfect kind
Maybe I'm not what you had in mind
And maybe we're just killing time

You with your silky words
And your eyes of green and blue
You with your steel beliefs
That don't match anything you do
It was so much easier before you became you

Now you don't bring me anything but down
No you don't bring me anything but down
Now everything just crashes to the ground
When you come around
When you come around

Well no more playing seek and hide
No more long and wasted nights
Can't you make it easy on yourself

I know you wish you were strong
You wish you were never wrong
Well, I got some wishes of my own

There Goes the Neighborhood

Hey let's party, let's get down, let's turn the radio on
This is the meltdown
Get out the camera take a picture
The drag queens and the freaks
Are all out on the town
And cowboy Jane's in bed
Nursing a swollen head

Sunshine Sally and Peter Ustanov
Don't like the scene anyhow
I dropped acid on a Saturday night
Just to see what the fuss was about
Now there goes the neighborhood

The photo chick made to look sickly
Is standing in her panties in the shower
She plays the guitar in the bathroom
While the police dust her mother's plastic flowers
And schoolboy John's in jail
Making a killing through the U.S. mail

Sunshine Sally and Peter Ustanov
Don't like the scene anyhow
I dropped acid on a Saturday night
Just to see what the fuss was about
Now there goes the neighborhood
Now there goes the neighborhood

This is the movie of the screenplay of the book
About a girl who meets a junkie
The messenger gets shot down
Just for carrying the message to a flunkie
We can't be certain who the villains are
Cause everyone's so pretty
But the afterparty's sure to be a wing-ding
As it moves into your city

Sunshine Sally and Peter Ustanov
Don't like the scene anyhow
I dropped acid on a Saturday night
Just to see what the stink was about

Sunshine Sally and Peter Ustanov
Don't like the scene anyhow
I dropped acid on a Saturday night
Just to see what the fuss was about
Now there goes the neighborhood
Now there goes the neighborhood

The Difficult Kind

I think I was wrong, I think you were right
All my angry words, will keep me up at night
Through the old screen door, I still hear you say
Oh honey won't you stop, treating me that way

If you could only see
What love has made of me
Then I'd no longer be in your mind
The difficult kind
Cause babe I've changed

Tell it to me slow, tell me with your eyes
If anyone should know, how to let it slide
I swear I can see you, coming up the drive
And there ain't nothing like regret,
To remind you you're alive

If you could only see
What love has made of me
Then I'd no longer be in your mind
The difficult kind
Cause babe I've changed

I crossed the canyon a thousand times
And never noticed what was mine
What you'll remember of me tonight
Well it almost makes me cry
Yeah it almost makes me cry

Oh ballbreaking moon, and ridiculing stars
The older I get, the closer you are
Don't you got somewhere that you need to be
Instead of hanging here, making a fool of me

If you could only see
What love has made of me
Then I'd no longer be in your mind
The difficult kind
But you won't see the change in me
Oh if you could only see
What love has made of me
But I'll forever be in your mind
The difficult kind
But you won't see
No you won't see
What's made of me

But babe I've changed
Cause babe I've changed

Riverwide

I spent a year in the mouth of a whale
With a flame and a book of signs
You'll never know how hard I've failed
Trying to make up for lost time

Once I believed in things unseen
I was blinded by the dark
Out of the multitude to me
He came and broke my heart

When the dust in the field has flown
And the youngest of hearts has grown
And you doubt you will ever be free
Don't bail on me

River is wide and oh so deep
And it winds and winds around
I dream we're happy in my sleep
Floating down and down and down

And the tide rushes by where we stand
And the earth underneath turns to sand
And we're waiting for someone to see
Don't bail on me

Tell ma I loved a man
Even though I turned and ran
Lovely and fine I could have been
Laying down in the palm of his hand
Laying down in the palm of his hand
Laying down in the palm of his hand
Staying down in the palm of his hand

In the morning you wait for the sun
And secretly hope it won't come
But time washes everyone clean
Honey now, don't bail on me
Don't bail on me, no
Don't bail on me

Mississippi

Every step of the way
We walk the line
Your days are numbered
So are mine

Time is piling up
We struggle and we scrape
All boxed in
Nowhere to escape

The city's just a jungle
More games to play
I'm trapped in the heart of it
Trying to get away

I was raised in the country
Been working in the town
I been in trouble since I
Set my suitcase down

I got nothing for you
I had nothing before
Don't even have anything
For myself anymore

Sky's full of fire
And the rain is pouring down
There's nothing you can sell me so
I'll see you around

All my powers of expression
And thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice
Reason or rhyme
Well there's only one thing that I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi
A day too long

The devil's in the alley, the mule kickin' in the stall
Say anything you wanna, I've heard it all
I was thinking about the things that she said
I was dreaming I was sleeping in your bed

Walking through the leaves, falling from the trees
Feel like a stranger nobody sees
So many things we never will undo
I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too

Some people will offer you their hand and some won't
Last night I knew you, tonight I don't
I need something strong to distract my mind
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind

Well I got here, following the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are
There's only one thing I did wrong
I satayed in Mississippi a day too long

Well my ship's been split to splinters: it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart's not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for those who sail with me

Everybody's moving if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere well
Stick with me baby, anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now

My clothes are wet, they're tight on my skin
Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in
I know that fortune is waiting to be kind
So give me your hand and say you'll be mine

The emptiness is endless cold as the clay
You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way
Well there's only one thing I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long
Yeah the only thing that I did wrong
Was stay in Mississippi a day to long
The only thing that I did wrong
Was stay in Mississippi a day to long

It Don't Hurt

It don't hurt like it did
I can sing my song again
It don't hurt like it did
I can sing my song again

Scraped the paper off the wall
I put down carpet in the hall
I left no trace of you at all
And I can sing my song again

I don't dream, causeI don't sleep
The moon is hanging like your hat
The sun comes up, well I don't see
Curtains tied up like a bat

The electric man looks good today
Maybe not, well I'm trying hard
Trying hard to feel that way, the electric man's
A good place to start

Took your paintings off the wall
That one of me that you call doll
I added on cause the house was feeling small
Now I can sing my song again

I don't think of you no more
Except for everyday or two
I don't think of you no more
Except for in between the sun and moon

Packed up and moved out after all
Bulldozed the house and watched it fall
And that blessed sight I still recall
I can sing my song again
I can sing my song again

It don't hurt like it did, it hurts worse
Who do I kid?

Members Only

Uncle Larry's hooked on ice again
He seems to be stuck in the 80's
He wears his members only jacket
Cause he thinks it turns on all the ladies

And all the white folks shake their asses
Looking for the two and four
I'll have mine in martini glasses
Cause I can't take it anymore

These are the days of empty kitchens
The rise and fall of Mary Ellen's hairdo
I think she's found a new religion
Studying the Kabalah in her J. Crew

And all the rich kids shake their asses
Looking for the two and four

Well I'll have mine with Blackstrap molasses
Cause I can't taste it anymore
No 'cause I can't taste it anymore

My friend Greg says it's all good
As a eastern seaboard's blown away
Now everything is going half-price
So look at all the money we've saved

And all the politicians shake their asses
Looking for the fat door
I'll just be hanging out with the lasses
Cause they don't like the boys no more
No and I can't take it anymore

Maybe That's Something

We lay around just like gurus in borrowed robes
And talk about nothing
Well, maybe that's something
Maybe that's something

Well you stretch out across a long long table
Without hesitation you say, "I'm willing and able"

Maybe that's something,
Maybe it's one thing more that I've seen
Maybe that's something more than nothing

You say good, I say you should, will you be there?
Yeah yeah yeah
Making miracles is hard work,
Most people give up before they happen

Well, maybe that's something,
Maybe it's one thing more that I've been
Maybe that's something more than nothing
More than nothing
More than nothing

Maybe that's something,
Maybe it's one thing more that I've seen
Maybe that's something more than nothing
More than nothing
More than nothing
More than nothing

Crash and Burn

I watched the sun come up on Portland
I waved goodbye to all my friends
I packed my car and headed to L.A.
I gave away all my loose ends

Sombody said you gotta get away
To want to go back home again
I left my universe standing there
Holding the hand of my best friend

And it's laughter that I feel when I think of you
It's one more dusty rose about to turn
I'll see you when I reach New Mexico
If I'm in the mood
To crash and burn

I wrote a letter that I never mailed
I rehearsed a dialogue in my head
In case you ever wanted to track me down
I'll take my cell phone to bed

And it's laughter that I hear when I close my eyes
And it's one more punchline I forgot to learn
And I call you up when my bottle's dry
I'm on my way
To crash and burn

Anitgone laid across the road
And let a mac truck leave her there for dead
Just because her lover split the scene
Well love might be great, but why lose your head

Well it's laughter that comes out, when I cry for you
And my heart may break again before it learns
And I might be stupid enough to want to fall again
'Cause I've gotten used
To crash and burn

I say
I've gotten used
To the crash and burn
To crash and burn, burn
Crash, crash, crash and burn

 

Am I Getting Through (Part I &II)

I am strong
I am able
I spill milk on your table
Then I crawl like a baby
Just to see if you save me

I am sweet
I am ugly
I am mean if you love me
I try hard just to please you
When I say I don't need you

I dress up with a conscience
When I think you'll be watching
I say all the right things
I don't know what I mean

Am I
Am I
Getting through

Am I
Am I
Getting through

I am ignorant and rude
I am fashionably crude
And sometimes when it's quiet
I'm an angel in white

When I pose in the mirror
I want everyone near me
I am scared that I'm weird
I'm afraid I am queer

I am lovely and weak
I am foul when I speak
I am strange when I'm kind
I am frying my mind

Am I
Am I
Getting through

Am I
Am I
Getting through
(I don't care, I don't care)

Jesus loves me I know
For my mom told me so
I'm a loser at love
I'm a flower in the mud

Am I
Am I
Getting through

Am I
Am I
Getting through

Am I
Am I
Getting through

Don't you hate me
When the motor starts to running out
Your esoteric rants
Were made to twist and shout
I heard you moved and
Now your hangin on the Moulin Rouge
Don't you know no matter where you go
Somebody's always watching you
Thats what they say that's what they say
When the pages fade the love you made
Will seem one hundred light years away
That's what they say

Subway (Hidden Track)

I was riding on the E train
I was whistling to the rhythm
I was thinking 'bout my live-in
I was feeling pretty fine
I asked the time
Got a poke in the eye

When I read the latest news
How we can't believe he wore those shoes
Should we have the man impeached
Or should we shoot him in the foot

Well you waste my time
You waste my time
Looking for two hundred ways to hang a guy

Allegations
Interrogations
Investigations
Then more taxation
National pastime is aggravation
I think I'll move out to a desert isle
Just for a while

To avoid
All that's distracting
Like newspapers and magazines
Insipid propagandizing
To tell me what a loser I've elected
But you've neglected to tell the truth
That your politics is tied around his foot
And we, too, are dangling

Do you think that we are crazy
Low I.Q., that we are lazy,
That we sit here watching sitcoms,
That we have no clue to what is going on
You've got that wrong
Wait and see, the boom will fall
The morning eggs will hit the wall
And everyone I know will call
To say that change is hanging in the air

You'd best beware
You'll wake up and Average Joe is in your chair
Just because he'd kind of like to do what's right
But more 'cause all you politicians do is fight

I was riding on the E train
I was singing out a refrain

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