Lyrics

be my home
say what you want to say without looking away,
what you need to say to me
just say what you really feel
it is all allowed
i promise you
i will stay if you want me to without running away
if you need me to stay with you
just do what you got to do
it is all allowed
i promise you
tell me to go and I will go, tell me to go and I will leave
tell me to go and I will go, tell me to go and I will leave
tell me to stay and I will stay, tell me to stay and I will be here
tell me to stay and I will stay, tell me to stay and I will be with you
i wanna be with you
cuz you know, you know, you know I wanna be with you…
play what you want to play, you’re not getting away
with those games from your early days
just do what you really feel
it is all allowed
then meet me where it’s real
tell me to go and I will go…
cuz you know, you know, you know I wanna be with you…
we don’t need no place that isn’t home
we don’t need no place that isn’t home
be my home, be my home
cuz you know, you know, you know I wanna be with you…
you could be my home…

ambiguity
ambiguity, you’re no good
you don’t know what you need but you could ambiguity, you’re no good
oh, oh, oh, oh
ambiguity, you’re no good
you made a fool of me like they said you would ambiguity, you’re no good
and you are screwin’ me,
c’mon baby make up your mind
i wanna kick you out …
cuz when you know your heart,
there is no room for doubt
cuz when you know your heart,
it all works out
ambiguity is gone
ambiguity, yes or no?
are you stayin’ or do you wanna go? ambiguity, high or low?
oh, oh, oh, oh
ambiguity, fast or slow?
you don’t know what you need, you should know ambiguity, oh no
you are screwin’ me,
c’mon baby make up your mind
i wanna kick you out …
cuz when you know your heart…
i wanna kick you out
ambiguity is gone

broken thing
can you fix a broken thing?
with tape and nails and glue and string?
can you fix a broken thing?
well i’ve been trying for so long but some things
just won’t fly
can you fix a broken thing?
to make it fly it needs a wing
can you fix a broken thing?
well you’ve been burrowed underground so long
you’ve forgotten the sky
well I want to try
cuz I love because and not despite
but it’s a lie if I say it’s alright
why won’t you stand up for this love and fight?
can you fix a broken thing?
can you make a closed heart sing?
can you fix a broken thing?
well I want to try
cuz I love because and not despite
but it’s a lie if I say it’s alright
why won’t you stand up for this love and fight?
where did you go?
did you crawl back down below?
you left me here on my own,
building a wing for our love
but one wing’s not enough
so can we fix this broken thing?
can we fix this broken thing?

i don’t love you
open up your eyes and see
i was never into you
you’re staring at me endlessly
you’re creepier than “doctor who”
stop starin’ at me
i don’t wanna see your face
stop tryin’ to kiss me
i don’t want you in my space
but if I were to write you these words
you’ll think you’re in my head
that would be just proof you never heard
a word I said.
this has got to stop now
i don’t love you
i don’t love you
someone didn’t love you right
but I can’t be your rescue queen
you keep me in your line of sight
your “love” is like a junkie’s dream
stop starin’ at me
i don’t wanna see your face
stop tryin’ to kiss me
i don’t want you in my space
but if I were to write you these words…
i don’t love you
if you want someone and they don’t want you back just walk away all this staring,
stalking, clocking every move is not okay
this has got to stop now

skin on skin
fall down and i get myself up
i’ve found that the earth can’t hold me
to pull down is gravity’s luck
up with the stars, and i’m spinnin’ wildly
hands in hair and necks inhaled
i don’t know the way back down
poisoned air and passes failed
wings are not a welcome sound
what do we know? what do we know about love?
what do we know? we don’t know a thing about it.
so put your lips on mine
let’s take our bodies dancin’
sweat until we slide
skin on skin
let’s take our bodies dancin’
sweat until we slide, slide, slide
skin on skin (slide)
skin on skin (slide)
kick hard as i breathe through water
light curves as i spiral upwards
too wet to find a fire starter
come up for air and the time rolls backwards
close your eyes, imagine sun
please show me the way back down
edge the tower, cock your gun
wings are not a welcome sound
what do we know? what do we know about love?
what do we know? we don’t know a thing about it.
so put your lips on mine …
skin on skin
skin on skin
skin on skin

anyway
you can be such a jerk sometimes
ya play poker like a cheat
your shoes are still in the cupboards
but you’re halfway down the street
oh, now tell me, how’d we get away with this so long?
in love, we breathe with our hearts
not with our lungs
in love, we speak with our hearts
not with our tongues
in love, all the things you wish you didn’t say
in love, all the things you do to make me crazy
why do we stay in love,
anyway?
i should get my tongue cut off
but the fire makes it fly
you say i come off heartless
which i’d be hard-pressed to deny
oh, now tell me, how’d we get away with this so long?
in love, we breathe with our hearts …
why do we stay in love,
anyway?
breathe, find the answer
is time spent a reason to stay?
one’s the past and one’s the future
why are we here
anyway?
oh, now tell me, how’d we get away with this so long?
in love, we breathe with our hearts …

knockin’
you’re knockin’ on your own door, keys are in your pocket
only you can open it, only you can lock it
you ask me what i’m doin’, fear is in your question
i don’t want a thing from you, love is just suggestion
give just what you want to, take the things you need
why ya gotta run away, you’re already free
nobody wants you to go, nobody wants you to stay
nobody wants you to give everything that you got
nobody wants you to go, nobody wants you to stay
nobody wants you to be anything that you’re not
what you want to give
is really want you’re scared to lose
(I think maybe)
what you want to give
is really what you’re scared to lose?
you know the wind will touch the trees and make ‘em dance, dance, dance
but the angle of the breeze is up to chance
reachin’ up and reachin’ down, the branches do their thing
how could I ask for any sound that you can’t already sing?
nobody wants you to go …
what you want to give …
you’re knockin’ on your own door, keys are in your pocket
only you can open it, only you can lock it

it’s like that
clouds hover
it’s like that
fully undress the darkness but just don’t touch her, no
she is precious
it’s like that
smirkin’ at you as you go for the reach
but she will swat you down with her eyes
and you will feel ashamed
it’s like that
I know you want to change it but it’s just like that, oh
it’s like that, it’s like that
sometimes there is nothin’ you can do
smoke chokes
it’s like that
fully consume the darkness but just don’t taste him, no
he is special
it’s like that
welcoming you in, you go for the entrance
but he will slam the door with his words
and you will feel a rage
what’s a girl to do? (don’t waste my time)
it’s like that
you got me good it’s true (get outta my mind)
it’s like that
what’s a girl to do? what’s a girl to do? what’s a girl to do?
I’m fallin’ for, fallin’ for, fallin’ for you
winds twist
it’s like that
fully toast to the darkness but just don’t sip from their glass
they’re too duplicitous
it’s like that
lustin’ after you, and when you take your leave
they will litter up your path with rejection’s broken glass
and this is all I ask of you
so what’s a girl to do? (don’t waste my time)
it’s like that
you got me good it’s true (get outta my mind)
it’s like that
so what’s a girl to do? (don’t waste my time)
it’s like that
what’s a girl to do? what’s a girl to do?
I’m fallin’ for, fallin’ for, fallin’ for you
so what’s a girl to do? (I can’t be no fool for two)
I’m fallin’ for, fallin’ for, fallin’ for you
it’s like that, it’s like that, It’s like that …

i don’t care
i don’t know you think of me
i don’t know he thinks of me
i don’t know what they think of me
but you know, you know, i don’t care
i don’t, i don’t, i don’t, i don’t care
i don’t know what this thing means
i don’t know what that thing means
i don’t know what it all means
but that don’t mean that i don’t, i don’t care
that don’t mean that i don’t care! (hhhm)
and if you choose to tell me then i’ll know
but if you turn to sell me then i’ll go
cuz only truth compels me, don’t you know
why i don’t care?
no no no
(you can’t make me, you can’t make me care)
you don’t take the time to think
and i don’t know just what to think
all i want to do is drink, watch the boat we built sink
but i don’t care, i con’t, i don’t care
so if you choose to tell me then i’ll know
but if you turn to sell me then i’ll go
cuz only truth compels me, don’t you know
why i don’t care?
no no no
what do you do if you don’t care?
how do you exit the fog?
what do you do if you don’t care?
when you’d rather be lost
you would rather be lost, you would rather be lost.
so if you choose to tell me then i’ll know
but if you turn to sell me then i’ll go
cuz only truth compels me, now you know
i don’t care! no no no
all these lines you’re sellin’ have got to go
cuz only truth’s compellin’ you’ve got to know
all this time just yellin’, it goes to show
why I don’t care
no no no

cricket heart
there once was a man with a chirp in his heart
much like he had swallowed a cricket
when she held her ear pressed to the rise of his chest
she heard a sweet night serenade
but the man with the chirping heart was not one
who readily shared all his thinkin’
so when the cricket’s tune played
did it prove it was love they had made?
so in love…
then came a night when the cricket’s tune ceased
to give enough peace to her mind
so she asked him point blank and her heart slowly sank
when he paused to consider his answer
the man with the cricket heart was the type
for whom words were not said if not certain
it’s true that he loved her
but what about their future?
so in love…
a cricket just sings
it starts in late spring
through summer and fall every year
though quiet in winter
love is there, don’t deny it
that chirping of doubt in her ear
so the man with the cricket housed in his heart
on this night held her tight in a whisper
with his hand on her back, pressed her flat to his chest
finally his fears, confessed
so in love…
a cricket just sings
it starts in late spring
through summer and fall every year
though quiet in winter
love is there, don’t deny it
silent chirping of doubt in her ear
a cricket’s consistent
but her love is persistent
beats like a heart through her veins
so silence the worries
snow storms tempered to flurries
quiet the cricket, and your love will remain
a cricket just sings
consistent like spring
but this love, it persists, even when your doubt kicks it down
so silence those worries
snow storms tempered to flurries
quiet the cricket and your love, and your love, she’ll stick around

castaway
i am a shore
people wash up on me
like you
desperate and thirsty
take in your tongue
i’ll give you some
kindness has chiseled creases
into my smile
but wait your turn
you’ll never steady me
i know that now
cuz I am a trunk of a jealous tree
looking at the birds
lustfully
you are a castaway
and I’ve been cast away
who’s gonna ask the way to our hearts?
you are a castaway
and I’ve been cast away
who’s gonna ask the way to our hearts?
i am that tree
people carve their names in me
good thing I don’t scar easy
birds walk their tiny feet
across my bark
and leave their marks like brands
not one feather understands
but wait your turn
you’ll never steady me
i know that now
cuz you are a castaway…
i am a shore, I am a jealous tree
but that don’t mean you can wash up on or walk all over me
you are a desperate and thirsty drowning bird,
heavy with wings that think they’re free
but wait your turn
you’ll never steady me
i know that now
you’ll never steady me
cuz you are a castaway…

illusion
you love the illusion
that she was your queen
but the crown was not hers
it was in your head
she is not a one-kingdom girl,
she is always free
you just chose to not hear what she said, what she said
you can’t go too far
in building your illusion, stop building your illusion
you can’t go too far
in building your illusions
fantasy eclipsing honesty…
you love the illusion
that he’s who you’ve waited for
his timetable’s too full
he’s never on time
he has stood you up now, once or maybe twice, you don’t know
he’s not just forgetful
you’ve been waiting for the wrong guy
you can’t go too far
in building your illusion…
people show you who they are,
and when they do, you don’t believe, you don’t believe
then you say they broke your heart
but it’s not true, you were naïve, you were naïve
people show you who they are,
and when they do, you don’t believe, you don’t believe
and now you’ve got this broken heart
but it’s not their fault, it’s on you, it’s on you, it’s on you, it’s on you, it’s on…
you can’t go too far
in building your illusion…
fantasy eclipsing honesty…
you love the illusion…

paris
if you’re gonna make me feel this way
i promise i won’t walk away from this
if you’re gonna make me feel this way
i’ll open my heart-shaped fist
and you can reach for my lonely little hand
come walk with me
clasp at love’s sweet form
like something great’s been born
on the streets of Paris
only love is free
i’ll choose you and you choose me
on the streets of Paris
la ville d’amour, je t’aime
if you’re gonna make me feel this way
i promise i won’t fight to stay alone
if you’re gonna make me feel this way
we’ll lace up our well-worn souls
and we can make music on cobbled little stones
come walk with me
on the streets of Paris
clasp at love’s sweet form … la ville d’amour
feel the air
sharpening our silent stares
arguments both lost and fair
on the streets of Paris
fill our chests
commemorating silent deaths
brought back to life with gasps and breaths
on the streets of Paris
la ville d’amour
clasp at love’s sweet form …

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