Lyrics

 

Grapevine

I heard through the grapevine,

he’s gone you could be all mine,

I heard through the grapevine,

he’s gone and now it’s our time.

 

You tell me to come over I’ll come over,

and though the night is young we just get older (yeah),

don’t wanna waste another night by myself,

we’ll get together and we’ll make it right.

 

Tell me to pick you up, I’ll pick you up,

tell me to fill your cup I’ll fill it up,

I’ve spent my days and nights waiting to be by your side,

we’ll get together and we’ll make it right.

 

You told me if I wait my turn,

patiently I could be yours,

I’m so tired of pretending,

every time we meet.

 

Summer’s Over

 I lost my treasure in the sea,

her grasp won’t afford me sleep or company,

I know that I’ve earned it, this loneliness,

I know that you heard me and I meant it.

 

We were children we were trusting,

we thought that we had something,

everyone seemed to know but us,

you left a match upon the table, I knew you would,

I couldn’t do it but I wished I could.

 

And all I know is I’m a sick and sad patient,

patiently waiting for a sign,

that everything is gonna be alright, that everything is gonna be just fine.

 

The summer’s over I can feel it on your fingertips,

the way you cut me loose like you were over it,

I know that I’ve earned it, this emptiness,

I know that you faked it like you meant it.

 

Lying Here With You

 I am indecision she said,

the best decisions are the ones that we are given,

the ones that are not left to us,

just hold back I’ll make it last if you let me,

she said there’s no need for theatrics,

you know your age so act it just this once, just this once,

she could tell by the look on his dirt-smudged face,

that half-cocked smile was trouble laced,

and he had something else in mind.

 

Let’s make out to Vegas,

there’s no-one here to save us but ourselves, woah,

I don’t know much but I know enough, and going’s only going to get rough,

but my heart beats fine and I breathe just right lying here with you.

 

She said young man you’re too much for me,

I don’t think I can take all of your crazy expectations and just as crazy tendencies,

just hold back I’ll make it last if you let me,

she said there’s no room for error and you don’t want the terror,

of a life laid thin with bad ideas to which you’d given in,

she could tell by the look in his earthy eyes,

there was warmth and not disguise,

and he had something else in mind.

 

Sunshine

 The first dose I injected was more than you expected,

and I know that you’d have left it if you could,

but I know it’s right, just give it time,

and running is so easy when you’re born with tennis shoes,

upon your feet and nowhere better left to go,

but baby let me show you all that this life owes you,

let me take you all the way.

 

I won’t let you not let me in,

I’ll keep on singing ’till you give in,

I know it’s right, just give it time,

and baby we can walk on the sunshine.

 

I smoked a cigarette just to taste your breath,

when nothing else was left of you, I know I’ll be the death of you,

but will you be the death of me?

When I close my eyes, you’re all I see.

 

Abandoned Dreams

 Help me see in this field of abandoned dreams where we will meet,

and when the world crumbles beneath our feet,

you’ll know I won’t leave you wondering, no.

 

I know it’s hard to hold tight to your dreams,

when your dreams are as weightless as the air that we breathe,

and I know, believe me I know,

but you’ve gotta stick to what you know best,

and what you know best, baby is me,

this I know, believe me I know,

’cause we’ve got dreams and aspirations piled higher than the eye can see,

in the sky we’re free,

and I know it’s a long way away but I’ll live for you if you live for today.

 

I know something they will never know,

and one day I will make this secret yours to stay.

 

I know it’s hard to fight for your beliefs,

when beliefs are something that you will never see,

and I know, believe me I know,

but you can defy all the boundaries you have set for yourself,

all you need is to forget,

and I know, believe me I know,

’cause we’ve got dreams and aspirations piled higher than the eye can see,

in the sky we’re free,

and I know it’s a long way away but I’ll live for you if you live for today.

 

Brother

Son I know that the things you’ve seen would kill a man much like me,

and I know that your sorrows seem so much that tomorrow,

seems like nothing more than a distant dream,

and your eyelids are tattooed only so that you see it while you’re asleep,

there may be no rest for the wicked, for the good there’s no reprieve.

 

They say it’s all in my head, that it’s all in my head,

if it’s all in my head, what’s this song in my head,

no it’s not right, the things that you have seen,

and if I could I would take all your fears, take them as my own.

 

Daughter I know that you needed a father,

I know that this life couldn’t seem farther away,

from all that they made it out to be,

You told me and told me, you told me the old me,

could never have sold me out for the sinful pleasures, the pleasures of today.

 

Brother I know that you needed another dose to get through,

but meanwhile you smother your daughter, your wife and your son that’s on the way,

do you think they deserve this, I know that you’ve this,

just hope that you’ve learned this, and just how absurd it is,

that nothing is okay.

 

I Won’t Change

 On a rooftop seminary I met a life-love missionary, she’s all I know,

I took a second shot at caring, she said just come close she dared me,

I said but you don’t know, woah you don’t know.

 

I won’t change for you or anybody,

It’s not that I don’t want to,

I just know myself and I’m afraid for you, but I’ll stay for you.

 

It was a cold and wet December, she took my hand and I remember, she’s all I know,

I took a deep breath and I asked her, girl can we move this faster,

she said but you don’t know, woah you don’t know.

 

Blue Eyes

City lights were all we knew,

inside our hearts, inside our eyes it grew,

you looked at me and I looked back at you,

and suddenly intelligence had become irrelevant,

and all we thought we knew was all we, all we overgrew,

and when you broke it into two I came right here back to you,

was it wrong for me to ask you please,

would you dance with me, take a chance with me?

 

Your blue eyes, blue eyes spoke volumes,

I knew I was in deep when I saw you.

 

City lights were all we knew,

I needed something different, you needed something new,

I’m just asking for the truth when you say that you won’t move,

on and that you’ll know me, don’t just love me when you’re lonely.

 

Sober

 Your words they fill me up and drown me out,

and I don’t wanna take the time to see if this can last,

our likeness can be measured in taxicab geometry,

I left you flowers but they caught fire like the end of your cigarette.

 

I think it’s finally over, over,

now that you’ve gone away,

I think I’m finally sober, sober,

but then it’s hard to say.

 

I’ve started questioning my methods, I should be questioning the end,

it’s so hard to draw a line when you’ve given in,

to be honest I might have gone a little bit too far this time,

it might be time to breathe and open my eyes.

 

Okay

 I’m just fine no matter what the locals think of me,

and it’s fine, I no longer need to sleep with these old dirty sheets, oh no,

no you’re not the only one who had doubts from the start,

and I’m not the same mistake that you threw away this time.

 

You called me today like I knew you would,

said finish what you started, finish what you started,

mailed me a letter but I threw it away,

finish what you started, finish what you started.

 

This simple silence is a simple kind of evolution,

to be measured like the fare that I gave you to get back home.

 

I’m okay if you’re okay.