Lyrics

"(Reasonably) Honest" - 2008, BMI


1) Let's Get Alone

	
	We might never go if noone else is watching us and
	we might never act if everything's just left up to trust
	we might never try if noone else is judging us
	
	(we'll just) wait for tomorrow to break
	
	Sometimes someones tell you they know what is best for you,
	somehow everything they say is wasted, well it's wasted on you
	something everybody thinks of when they're tired, lonely
	
	(they'll just) wait for tomorrow to break
	
	i'm thinking hell, hello
	well, let's go
	let's get alone, we might never know what went wrong
	with ourselves, let's get alone
	
	living long enough to know you never learned your lesson/
	everyday stressing / forever second guessing /
	thinking that the time passed by with no reply/
	another day another grown old/
	always on your own but never been alone/
	life got ya locked in a choke hold/
	oh no the ova flow sold yo an old folk poem/
	ask Bo he don't know /
	so ya keep a low pro until tomorrow /
	and ya live life like ya got the answer /
	moving faster / as the day flies by / and the sun don't shine/
	now ya drinking fine wine/ just to keep your mind blind  /
	and ya third eye got ya tell a lie / my my mm ya a hell of a guy ya that's right /
	ya wana fly like a bird but your wings didn't buy /
	making everyday first for the rest of your life /
	now you look to the sky, but you can't see the light /
	you gotta let go to let the love in your life, on your own, let's get alone /
	
	
	There are many many ways to try and fight it baby
	there are many ways to it up and still be ok
	there are many things I hoped to tell you, not today
	
	(i'll just) wait for tomorrow to break
	wait for tomorrow to break
	
	
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2) Worst Kind of Perfect

	
	Give me reasons, reasons why I should leave
	the hardest thing's forgetting, what you don't wanna believe
	seem's like a someone's always crying
	crying out to a somebody
	you know I'd be lying
	if I told you, it wasn't what i need
	
	you're the worst kind of perfect
	perfect for someone like me
	you're the worst kind of perfect
	(you) fit perfectly, but not with me not quite yet
	
	even when I'm dreaming,
	I'm lucid but your signal comes through
	when I could choose anything
	don't you know, I still choose you
	Go ahead and call me crazy
	crazy cause im crazy 'bout you
	crazy cause i'm leaving
	crazy cause, i'm staying with you
	
	you're the worst kind of perfect
	perfect for someone like me
	you're the worst kind of perfect
	(you) fit perfectly, but not with me not quite
	not quite yet
	
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	not with me not quite yet
	
	
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3) It's OK

	
	It's ok to be in love, it's ok
	it's ok to be in love, it's ok
	this is someplace I can be
	this is somewhere I can see
	this is something I can believe in
	don't you ever go and leave me
	
	it's ok to be alone, it's ok
	it's ok to be alone, it's ok
	you tell me you need to feel needed
	and I know I can be conceited
	but go ahead and make me feel
	something I don't know how to feel
	
	don't you ever go and drop me
	now (that) I've got no way of stopping
	don't you ever try and change things
	it's ok, just rearranging,
	rearranging
	
	it's ok to be in love, it's ok
	it's ok to be in love, it's ok
	gimme a light, gimme tonight, gimme something warm
	gimme a light, gimme tonight, gimme something warm
	
	
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4) Lemme Know

	
	if you want me to go, baby lemme lemme know
	before i say something stupid
	if you want me to stay, baby tell me tell me so
	i'll save you some of your precious time
	
	we could take forever baby
	and just say nothing at all
	we could take a long time
	
	if you think we should leave, baby tell me tell me so
	i am good at forgetting, you know I'm good at forgetting you
	
	we could take forever baby
	and just say nothing at all
	we could take a long long time
	
	just you... and me.
	baby it's just you... and me.
	baby it's just you... and me.
	
	i don't want you right now
	i don't need you around
	i'm in love with the sound of your tears from far away
	
	i don't want you right now [i don't want you]
	i don't need you around [i don't need you]
	i'm in love with the sound of your tears from far away
	
	i don't want you right now
	i don't need you around
	i'm in love with the sound of your tears from far away
	
	
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5) [interlude]

	
	"oops i broke it"
	
	
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6) Touch

	
	Baby touch, baby hold my hand
	baby touch me, make me feel like I'm happy
	baby touch, give it away
	I can't recall where this left off
	
	Baby hold, hold me down
	baby hold me, make me sing
	baby hold, give it away
	I can't recall where this left off
	
	If i touch your lips with these fingertips, maybe
	somehow i'll get you to stay
	if I brush your face, maybe take his place, but then those
	Drums got in the way, when I was trying to say...
	
	baby tell, tell me off
	baby tell me, tell me just about anything
	baby tell, give it away
	I can't recall where this left off
	
	If I touch your lips with these fingertips maybe
	somehow i'll get you to stay
	if I brush your face, maybe take his place, but then those
	Drums got in the way, when I was trying to say...
	
	
	all that I need
	is your hands on my face
	all that i need...
	
	baby touch, baby touch me
	all that i need is your hands,
	all that  i need is your hands,
	all that i need is you.
	
	
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7) Start Breathing

	
	if you had just told me
	i think it'd be different now
	i think it'd be different now but it'll all work out somehow you say
	if you had just told me
	
	but i never gave you a chance
	
	if i could just hold you
	i think it'd feel different now
	i think it'd feel different now but it'll all work out somehow you say
	if i could just hold you
	
	but you never gave me a chance
	gimme a chance
	
	oh don't get dragged down
	don't get dragged down with me
	
	sometimes i wonder what i'm thinking with you
	sometimes i'm thinking about what you're doing with me
	sometimes i notice, you're not breathing,
	you stopped breathing
	you stopped
	
	if you had just told me
	i think it'd be different now
	i think it'd be different now but it'll all work out somehow you say
	but i never gave you a chance
	gimme a chance
	
	don't get dragged down
	don't get dragged down with me
	don't get dragged down with me
	
	just start breathing
	
	
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8) When I'm Supposed To

	
	all this rock 'n roll
	supposed to soothe my soul
	all it does is confuse me
	
	all these games we play
	supposed to make you feel ok
	all they do is abuse me
	
	all those things you said
	what you did instead
	baby it's not working
	
	guess it's up to me
	to help you see
	but honey i'm way too good at flirting
	
	I only think of you
	when I'm supposed to
	only feel for you
	when I feel like I have to
	But I only (ever) think of you.
	When will you think of me too?
	
	da da da da da...
	
	this game is tired and i don't want to play anymore
	the game is tired and I dont want to play anymore
	if I come over don't you know I'm bound to sleep on your floor
	Don't wanna cry anymore
	
	
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9) Even Though

	
	even though, even though it's cold outside
	i can't see your breath
	even though, even though you paint your eyes
	i can tell when you've been crying
	
	even though, even though
	
	even though, even though i never heard you sing
	i know what you're thinking
	even though, even though i never heard you sing
	I'm still listening, i'm still listening
	
	even though, even though
	
	i didn't lie, i didn't lie, i didn't lie
	no i didn't lie to you
	
	even though, even though i tried
	even though, even though you cried, every night
	even though, even though i cried too
	you know i never lied to you
	no i never lied to you
	
	
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10) Another Friend

	
	looking up at green stone queen
	you turned, we cried and left
	crying never feels as good when you're alone
	if there's something you've been hiding
	something you've been hiding
	
	you were probably talking at me
	you used to act so happy
	and then those gray clouds came up under your eyes
	is there something you've been hiding
	something you've been hiding
	
	just another friend i didn't know i didn't have
	it's just another friend i didn't know
	
	if these walls could talk
	if we had ears to listen
	they'd probably tell you why you feel alone
	cause there's something you've been hiding
	something you've been hiding
	
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	why didn't i go?
	why didn't i go?
	why'd we have to cry alone?
	
	it's just another friend
	
	
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12) No History

	
	a little advice for you, just between friends, that's what you want us to be now, isn't it?
	next time you decide that you made a mistake, 6 months might be a little long to wait
	to say you still got some feelings for me, you're not sure if its love
	oooh i've got some feelings for you too, just not the same one's you're thinking of
	
	call me up again last night, ask what's been up, like you didn't already know
	tell you about this new girl i met, after my show, (baby uh-oh)
	you get angry and you asked me, what she's got over you, couple things, don't wanna get into it right now
	but you insist just like you always do, so here goes
	
	1st of all, she there for me, which is more than i can say for you
	2nd of all she's telling me the truth
	3rd thing on this list, that you're asking me to give you
	
	she ain't got no history, (of making me cry)
	she ain't got no history, (of going off with some other guy)
	and every time i'm gonna see you standing all along
	i'll just look away and say, "you got what you wanted"
	
	
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13) Doctor Girl

	
	dating (hiding) a doctor girl, and it feels so good, to know
	whenever i'm hurting whenever i'm broken that baby you'll come back and fix me
	dating (hiding) a doctor girl, baby don't you know it feels so good, feels good to me
	
	something that was sweet might now turn sour
	if you let it wait too long
	something that was bitter and forgotten, 
	might be what you were looking for all along
	
	baby you make me feel, so much better than brand new, and you, 
	you know whenever you want me whenever you need me that baby you can come and catch me
	baby you give me chills, like an old song on the radio
	something i haven't heard for years
	
	(dating) hiding a doctor girl
	
	
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14) Except For You

	
	know what i was thinking? thinking how nice it'd be
	to wake up every morning with your eyes on me
	you know what i was thinking? it could be a while
	
	you know what i was hoping? hoping that right now
	could last a little bit longer maybe stay just a little while
	you know what i just noticed? how much i miss your smile
	
	i wanna run with you down to the water
	take our (clothes) shoes off and race across the sand
	i wanna kiss you underwater
	come up for air but there's nothing there except for you
	
	you know what, i don't care. i don't care what people say
	why should it matter what they say that we should be
	but you know it'd be nice, if we knew ourselves
	
	baby i don't know any better way, to tell you that i love you
	except for maybe to tell you that i'm sorry for all the times i've hurt you
	it's crazy, this feeling that i get inside, when i'm not around you
	baby you're always in my heart, always in my thoughts, always in my mind.
	
	know what i was thinking? thinking how nice it'd be
	to wake up every morning with you eyes on me
	you know what i was thinking? it could be forever baby.
	
	
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15) Something New

	
	i gotta feel i gotta work to hold you
	i gotta feel i wait to let you know
	i gotta feel i gotta work to own you
	i gotta feel like, we're waiting for
	something new, boy
	something new
	i hate to say it but you drive me crazy
	the kinda thing i think i'd like to let you know
	i hate to say it but i need you baby
	i gotta feel like, (i'm) waiting for 
	something new, boy
	something new
	-
	gotta feel it, gotta want it
	gotta hold it, gotta flaunt it
	gotta taste it, gotta give it
	gotta love it gotta leave it
	gotta hold it, gotta want it
	gotta feel it, gotta flaunt it
	gotta feel like, something new
	-
	i really really wanna make you happy
	really really wanna wind up next to you
	i really really wanna make it someday
	i really feel like we can make this feel brand new
	i really really wanna make this happen
	really really wanna wind up next to you
	i really really wanna feel you want me
	i really feel like we can make this feel brand new
	
	
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"Solo at Stone Mt Arts Center" - 2011, BMI


3) Can't Dream Without You

	
	can't eat, can't sleep
	i can't hold you like i want to
	no i can't slip into your heart
	
	(you) don't smile, you don't breath
	you won't hold me like you used to
	i can't wait until it's dark

	woah, i can't dream without you baby (by my side)
	woah, i can't dream without you yet. but i'll try

	so many ways, so many days, 
	so many pointless details
	so much wasted, what went wrong?
	
	some of them stay, some of them say
	'there's way too much of a good thing'
	but i never stick around that long
	
		
	take me, take me somewhere
	going nowhere is the way i feel when you
	hold me, underwater, and i'm drowning
	with your 'not quite yet's
	take me... take me somewhere... take me... take me away...
	
	
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4) The Collector

	
	if i had everyone i know in my own little box
	if they were laid out before me like so many precious rocks
	if the lonely wind started to'blow colder, 
	i'd put one on my shoulder
	but if they ever started lying or they're fighting or just cryin'
	i could toss 'em in that box of mine and they'd be gone
	gone, gone, gone (they'd be gone, gonegonegone)
	
	if i'd my own little darkroom with all my thoughts
	in black and white in the basement, hung up beneath the clocks
	i'd always know what it was i was thinking
	even if i'd been drinking 
	if i ever felt enveloped by a thought that i 'd developed
	i'd just crop it up and sell it and then fella's well it'd be gone
	i tell ya gone, gone, gone
	
	if i could just hold on, to everything
	i could just hold on, and nothing would go missing
	if i can just hold on
	i will have everything
	
	if i had all of our words reeled below me on tape
	i could just stop and eject if i needed to escape
	and if i ever just needed some company
	it'd be spinning in front of me
	but if there ever was a word that you had said i don't deserve
	then i could take it and then splice out what i heard and then it'd be gone - gone, gone, gone
	
	i will collect you
	bit by bit, one by one
	i will collect you
	piece by piece, stone by stone
	i will collect you.... bone by bone


	
	
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10) Just Like Me

	
she eats captain crunch, right after lunch
well you know that she's, she so sweet
she rides her bike to work, gives her a lil' more time to flirt
you know that she's, sweet like me


we go to meet her folks, she laughs at all my jokes
well you know that she's, just like me
i'll never ever make her sad, (not on purpose) 
not in front of her dad, well she's sensitive, just like me

me... me... me...
just like me... hmmm .. 

a lil' bit bittier round the waist
a lil' bit prettier in the face
i'm a lil' bit simpler but i suit her taste (she's just like me)
a lil' bit bittier round the waist
ok a whole lot prettier in the face
i'm a bit grittier but i suit her taste (she's just like me)

just like me... hmmm ..

just like me, just like me
even with the lights off it's not hard to see that she
just likes me just likes me you see, she just likes

me... me.. me  despite everything she's seen

	
	
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"Friction - 2014", BMI


1) New Guitar

	
8000 miles in the back of my car
you smell like so many puffs off someone elses cigarettes
you begged me to play you to pull you that far
to dance around the facts like some little spanish girl with castanets but i

ooh-ooooh i tried and
ooh-ooooh i failed but i
ooh-ooooh thats the way things are

gotta wrap my head around it
gotta wrap my fingers round the neck
of this new guitar

took you around the world in a fair sized aeroplane
at least we went halfway came back again
didnt know didnt know what i was trying to find
couldnt even look for it cause you were with my the whole damn time but i

newer brighter faster tighter
gimme some you romance writer
thinner harder richer darker 
nothings missing nothing guarded

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3) Hipster Juliet (You Can Tell)

	
you can tell by the way that she dances 
you can tell by the way that she grooves
you can tell that she knew all the answers 
she ain't never ever even stopped to look

she's not a groupie (no) she's not a hippie (no)
she not a hipster juliet who needs a romeo
she's just a girl who likes to move her feet
she likes a drummer who just kicks the beat

so if you wanna decide to still feel empty inside
pick a girl up and offer her a ride
but if you wanna see a real girl in the real world
sit back and let this rebel rebel

she ain't shakin her badonkadonk
she ain't here to get cranked, or crunk	
what? ok whatever you say
she ain't like any other girl that you've seen today

man this girl she's on a whole 'nother level
the bass and the treble angel and the devil(that's right)
so if you wanna see a real girl in the real world
sit back and watch this rebel rebel 
 
flowers fall but the roots remain
wait long enough you're gonna smile again
	
	
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4) The Collector

	
if i had everyone i know in my own little box
if they were laid out before me like so many precious rocks
if the lonely wind ever blowin colder,
i'd put one up on my shoulder
but if they ever started lying or they're fighting or they're cryin'
i could put 'em in that box of mine and they'd be gone
gone, gone, gone (they'd be gone, gonegonegone)

if i'd my own little darkroom with all my thoughts
in black and white in the basement, hung up round the clock
i'd always know what it was i was thinkingeven if i was been drinking
if i ever felt enveloped by a thought that i 'd developed
i'd just crop it up and sell it and it'd be gone
gone, gone, gone

if i just hold on, to everything
i could just hold on, and nothing would go missing
i'll just hold on
i will have everything

if i had all of our words reeled below me on tape
i could just stop and eject if i needed to escape
and if i only wanted some of your company
you'd be spinning in front of me
but if there ever was a word that was said and not deserved
then i could chop out what was heard and then it'd be gone - gone, gone, gone

i will collect you
bit by bit, one by one
i will collect you
piece by piece, stone by stone
i will collect you... bone by bone
	
	
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5) Have I Lost You?

	
i could have held you, i could have tried
i could still have you, i could have lied
i can still feel you, every night
i can still feel you, it still feels, right

i should still hate you, for what you tried
i shouldn't need you, so deep inside
i shouldn't feel you, every night
i shouldn't feel you, shouldn't feel, right 

am i crazy?
am i crazy to leave you (all alone)?

have i lost you? have i lost you forever?
	
	
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6) Friction

	
six night stand, i cheated on myself again
but you're no consolation here
just friction, it's the dictionary definition
of truly not in love; nowhere near

like a blind man who sits, dress watch draped around his wrist
stopped at half past six, he doesn't need to get it fixed
he's just, keeping up appearances, woah

six months in i'm feeling like myself again;
confused and bored and very much alone
this friction that we make is hard to take
i try to fake it but these eyes are dry as a bone

beneath the shade of a tree, my guilty conscience gets me
not for what i have but for what i've not
but why do we applaud, the viscous and the flawed
and those who only keep what they have caught

it just rubs me the wrong way 

baby! there's too much friction, between you and me (it's all rub rub rub)
baby! there's too much friction here, you know 
between you and me... it's over

a lone stick or a stone could surely break some bones
but when coupled and pressed, used with finesse
they could spark a fire that grows, well

you just rub me the wrong way
you just rub me the wrong way, you just rub me
between you and me...it's over
	
	
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Unreleased / Unrecorded Songs


Home

	
	is this home?
	or just a place i go, to rest my head
	is this home?
	
	i don't think so
	god i hope not
	but if it is, i got lot left to learn
	
	is this it?
	is this what we've been working so hard to get to
	is this it?
	
	i hope so
	god i want it
	and if it is, i got so much left to give you
	
	if we could only see what we want
	give what we got
	live for what is not
	
	how can so many people feel so lonely
	when they're only
	just around the corner from me
	
	is this love?
	is this what we've been dreaming of
	is this love?
	
	 

Perspective

	
	they say the moon is the same size whether it's up or down
	if it takes up half your outstretched finger
	it'll be the same 6 hours later, when you're still there, measuring
	
	but i, i, need perspective on this
	
	lying here, where we used to lay
	it sure doesn't look the same, up there all alone
	when you don't have nothing left to compare it to
	it's just me and you
	
	but i, i, need perspective on you
	i, i... you know i do.
	
	i need to be alone, i need to be without you
	there's all kinds of alone, i need to be without you
	i need to be without you
	
	the moon doesn't grow, i'll tell you how i know
	i stayed up all night, with me eyes held tight
	didn't go inside until it got light
	and i watched it die
	
	but i, i, need perspective on us
	i, i... you know i do.
	
	i need to be alone, i need to be without you
	there's all kinds of alone, i need to be without you
	i need to be without you