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01. Edge of Desire

Young and full of running / Tell me where has that taken me? / Just a great figure eight or a tiny infinity? / Love is really nothing / But a dream that keeps waking me / For all of my trying, we stil end up dying / How can it be? // [Chorus:] Don’t say a word, just come over and lie here with me / ‘Cause I’m just about to set fire to everything I see / I want you so bad, I’l go back on the things I believe / There I just said it, I’m scared you’ll forget about me // So young and full of running / All the way to the edge of desire / Steady my breathing, silently screaming / I have to have you now // Wired and I’m tired / Think I’l sleep in my clothes on the floor / Or maybe this mattress wil spin on its axis / And find me on yours // [Chorus]


02. Half of My Heart

I was born in the arms of imaginary friends / Free to roam, made a home out of everywhere I’ve been // Then you come on crashing in / Like the realest thing / Trying my best to understand / All that your love can bring // [Chorus:] Oh, half of my heart’s got a grip on the situation / Half of my heart takes time / Half of my heart’s got a right mind / To tell you that I can’t keep lovin’ you, can’t keep lovin’ you / Oh, with half of my heart // I was made to believe I’d never love somebody else / Made a plan, stay the man who can only love himself // Lonely was the song I sang / ‘Til the day you came / Showing me another way / And all that my love can bring // [Chorus] // Your faith is strong, but I can only fall short for so long / Down the road, later on / You wil hate that I never gave more to you / Than half of my heart // But I can’t stop lovin’ you, I can’t stop lovin’ you / I can’t stop lovin’ you with half of my / Half of my heart, oh half of my heart // Half of my heart’s got a real good imagination / Half of my heart’s got you / Half of my heart’s got a right mind to tell you / That half of my heart won’t do // Half of my heart is a shot gun wedding / To a bride with a paper ring / And half of my heart is the part of a man / Who’s never truly loved anything // Half of my heart, oh half of my heart


03. Heartbreak Warfare

Lightning strikes / Inside my chest to keep me up at night / Dream of ways / To make you understand my pain // [Chorus:] Clouds of sulfur in the air / Bombs are falling everywhere / It’s heartbreak warfare / Once you want it to begin, / No one really ever wins / In heartbreak warfare // If you want more love why don’t you say so? // Drop his name / Push it in and twist the knife again / Watch my face / As I pretend to feel no pain, pain, pain // [Chorus] // If you want more love why don’t you say so? / Just say so // How come the only way to know how high you get me is to see how far I fall? / God only knows how much I’d love you if you let me but I can’t break through it all // It’s a heart, heartbreak // I don’t care if we don’t sleep at all tonight / Let’s just fix this whole thing now / I swear to God we’re gonna get it right / If you lay your weapon down // Red wine and ambient / You’re talking shit again, it’s heartbreak warfare / Good to know it’s all a game / Disappointment has a name, it’s heartbreak, heartbreak // It’s heartbreak warfare


04. Queen of California

Goodbye cold, goodbye rain / Goodbye sorrow, goodbye shame / I’m headed out west with my headphones on / Boarded a flight with a song in the back of my soul / And no one knows // [Chorus] // Hello beauty, hello strange / Hello wonder, what’s your name? / Looking for the sun that Neil Young hung / After the gold rush of 1971 // [Chorus] / I just found out her ghost left town / The Queen of California is stepping down, down // If you see her say, “Hello” / Just don’t tell me, “I told you so” / Joni wrote Blue in her house by the sea / I gotta believe there’s another color waiting on me / To set me free / [Chorus]


05. Speak for Me

Now the cover of a Rolling Stone / Ain’t the cover of a Rolling Stone / And the music on my radio / Ain’t supposed to make me feel alone // What a drag to know / I have to learn to let it go // [Chorus:] Show me something I can be / Play a song that I can sing / Make me feel as I am free / Someone come speak for me // Now they’re celebrating broken things / I don’t want a world of broken things / You can tell that something isn’t right / When all your heroes are in black and white // What a drag to say / At least I stil have yesterday // [Chorus] Show me something I can be / Play a song that I can sing / Make me feel as I am free / Someone come speak for me // I’m not mad about it / But I’m not mad about it // Just show me something I can be / Play a song that we can sing / Make us feel as we are free / Someone come speak for me // Now the cover of a Rolling Stone / Ain’t the cover of a Rolling Stone


06. Born and Raised

Now and then I pace my place / I can’t retrace how I got here / I cheat the light to check my face / It’s slightly harder than last year // [Chorus:] And all at once it gets hard to take / It gets hard to fake what I won’t be / Cause one of these days I’l be born and raised And it’s such a waste to grow up lonely // I stil have dreams, they’re not the same / They don’t fly as high as they used to / I saw my friend, he’s in my head / And he said, “You don’t remember me, do you?” // [Chorus] / I stil got time, I stil got faith /I call on both of my brothers / I got a mom, I got a dad / But they do not have each other // [Chorus] // So line on up, and take your place / And show your face to the morning / Cause one of these days you’ll be born and raised / And it all comes on without warning


07. Gravity

Gravity is working against me / And gravity wants to bring me down // Oh I’l never know what makes this man / With all the love that his heart can stand / Dream of ways to throw it all away // [Chorus:] Oh, gravity is working against me / And gravity wants to bring me down // Oh twice as much ain’t twice as good / And can’t sustain like one half could / It’s wanting more / That’s gonna send me to my knees // Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me / And gravity has taken better men than me (now how can that be?) // Just keep me where the light is / C’mon keep me where keep me where the light is


08. The Heart of Life

I hate to see you cry / Lying there in that position / There’s things you need to hear / So turn off your tears / And listen // [Chorus:] Pain throws your heart to the ground / Love turns the whole thing around / No it won’t all go the way it should / But I know the heart of life is good // You know, it’s nothing new / Bad news never had good timing / Then, circle of your friends / Wil defend the silver lining // [Chorus] / I know it’s good


09. Stop This Train

No I’m not color blind / I know the world is black and white / Try to keep an open mind but / I just can’t sleep on this tonight // [Chorus:] Stop this train I want to get off and go home again / I can’t take the speed it’s moving in / I know I can’t / But honestly won’t someone stop this train // Don’t know how else to say it, don’t want to see my parents go / One generation’s length away / From fighting life out on my own // [Chorus:] // So scared of getting older / I’m only good at being young / So I play the numbers game to find away to say that life has just begun / Had a talk with my old man / Said help me understand / He said turn 68, you’ll renegotiate / Don’t stop this train / Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in / Don’t think I couldn’t ever understand / I tried my hand / John, honestly we’ll never stop this train // See once in a while when it’s good / It’ll feel like it should / And they’re all stil around / And you’re stil safe and sound / And you don’t miss a thing / ‘til you cry when you’re driving away in the dark // Singing stop this train I want to get off and go home again / I can’t take this speed it’s moving in / I know I can’t / Cause now I see I’l never stop this train


10. Belief

Is there anyone who / Ever remembers changing their mind from / The paint on a sign? / Is there anyone who really recalls / Ever breaking rank at all / For something someone yelled real loud one time // Everyone believes / In how they think it ought to be / Everyone believes / And they’re not going easily // Belief is a beautiful armor / But makes for the heaviest sword / Like punching under water / You never can hit who you’re trying for / Some need the exhibition / And some have to know they tried / It’s the chemical weapon / For the war that’s raging on inside // Everyone believes / From emptiness to everything / Everyone believes / And no one’s going quietly // [Chorus:] We’re never gonna win the world / We’re never gonna stop the war / We’re never gonna beat this / If belief is what we’re fighting for // What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand / Belief can / What puts the folded flag inside his mother’s hand / Belief can


11. 83

I’ve these dreams I’m / Walking home / Home when it used to be / And everything is / As it was / Frozen in front of me // Here I stand / 6 feet small / Romanticizing years ago / It’s a bitter sweet feeling hearing “Wrapped Around Your Finger” on the radio // And these days / I wish I was 6 again / Oh make me a red cape / I wanna be Superman // [Chorus:] Oh, if only my life was more like / 1983 / All these things would be more like they were at the start of me // Had it made in 83 // Thinking bout my brother Ben / I miss him every day / He looks just like his brother John / But on an 18 month delay // Here I stand / 6 feet small / And smiling cause I’m scared as hell / Kind of like my life is like a sequel to a movie / Where the actor’s names have changed / Oh well // well these days / I wish I was 6 again / Oh make me a red cape / I wanna be Superman / [Chorus] / If my life was more like / 1983 / I’d plot a course to the source of the purest little part of me // And most my memories / Have escaped me / Or confused themselves with dreams / If heaven’s all we want it to be / Send your prayers to me / care of 1983 // You can paint that house a rainbow of colors / Rip out the floorboards / Replace the shutters but / That’s my plastic in the dirt // Whatever happened to my / Whatever happened to my lunchbox / When came the day that it got / Thrown away and don’t you think I should have had some say / In that decision


12. Paper Doll

Paper doll, come try it on / Step out of that black chiffon / Here’s a dress of gold and blue / Sure was fun being good to you / This one we made just for Fall / And Winter runs a bit too small / This mint green is new for Spring / My love didn’t cost a thing // [Chorus:] You’re like twenty-two girls in one / And none of them know what they’re running from / Was it just too far to fall? / For a little paper doll // Fold a scarf, Moroccan red / And tie your hair behind your head / Strap into some heels that hurt / You should’ve kept my undershirt / [Chorus] / Cut the cord and pull some strings / And make yourself some angel wings / And if those angel wings don’t fly / Someone’s gonna paint you another sky / [Chorus]


13. Why Georgia

I am driving up 85 in the / Kind of morning that lasts all afternoon / just stuck inside the gloom / 4 more exits to my apartment but / I am tempted to keep the car in drive / And leave it all behind // Cause I wonder sometimes / About the outcome / Of a stil verdictless life // [Chorus:] Am I living it right? / Am I living it right? / Am I living it right? / Why Georgia, why? // I rent a room and I fil the spaces with / Wood in places to make it feel like home / But all I feel’s alone / It might be a quarter life crisis / Or just the stirring in my soul // Either way I wonder sometimes / About the outcome / Of a stil verdictless life / [Chorus] // So what, so I’ve got a smile on / But it’s hiding the quiet superstitions in my head / Don’t believe me / When I say I’ve got it down // Everybody is just a stranger but / That’s the danger in going my own way / I guess it’s the price I have to pay / Stil “everything happens for a reason” / Is no reason not to ask myself // [Chorus]


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