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ABOUT LOVE
She was high as a mountain, sayin’ look at me
But when the sun went down, no place to sleep
She had some memories, she had some dreams
And a lot of little cracks to fall in between – without love
When I woke up this morning things were lookin’ good
But then nothing seemed to turn out the way it should
So I’m eyeing out the scenery from up on the fence
Thinkin’ God get me out of this predicament – without love
So tell me a story warm and sweet
With a million happy endings to comfort me
If you make it sound eloquent and then repeat
Maybe I could tell the world of all the precious things about love
When we heard it on the news it didn’t make much sense
So we hardened up our hearts in self defense
Wondered how could all these people be in such a state
And why is it so hard to communicate about love
So give me a signal, show me a sign
A simple little notion to ease my mind
And if you make it shine bright, in the dark we’d find
All the lonely people that’s been left behind without love
We could find the reasons for..the meanings of..
If we looked in our hearts
And if you take time to nurture yours and I take time for mine
‘Cause time won’t stop….
So tell me a story warm and sweet
With a million happy endings to convince me
And when we’ve heard it all before, I’m gonna make you repeat
‘Cause sometimes I don’t think we understand a single thing about love

BIG AIRPLANE
I get a funny feeling when I think about the New Year
All these thoughts running through my head ’til I can’t keep them clear
About sellouts and Sunday mornings and how steel can cut through air
About how bridges burn and lessons go unlearned
And how it gets hard to dream around here
Oh big airplane take me where I want to go
Oh big airplane take me where I want to go
All those shiny new cars look like prison bars
And from a distance I think I see
That the more you get, the more you need and the less you have to be
But how that kid out on the sidewalk playing with his action man
Became impossible to please still seems a little hard to understand
Oh big airplane take me where I want to go
Oh big airplane take me where I want to go
So tonight I’ll dream and I’ll wonder about things I lost without even knowing
But the hardest part’s getting a running start
When you don’t know which way you should be going
I get a funny feeling, there’s something about the New Year
That keeps building me up with promises
Are they as good as they appear?
I’ve got change inside my pocket, put on a brand new pair of shoes
And I’m not afraid of nothing
Oh big airplane take me where I want to go

CORIANNA
She’s a full on distraction of her own device
She’s a girl who puts a spin on your world
When your love will not suffice
She’s got it all ’cause she helps herself
And she burns from the inside out
And when you speak her name in a crowd
Everyone knows who your talking about
Her name was Corianna
(All I wanted was)Corianna
(All I needed was)Corianna
A shadow forms on your daytime
You roamed the streets at night
You fell head first into your worst
Without a thought or a fight
You can’t remember the fun times
And it’s driving you insane
‘Cause from the moment you saw her face
Your heart went M.I.A.
For little Corianna
(All I wanted was)Corianna
(All I needed was)Corianna

DON’T MAKE ME
There’s some things that I’d like to do
But I wouldn’t want to do them with you
So don’t make me
And if I had to beg I might borrow
But I wouldn’t want to dwell on my sorrow
So don’t make me
I just want somebody I can turn to
But I wouldn’t ever want to have to turn to you
And I might have a little love left to give
But I wouldn’t want to give it to someone like you
Someone like you
Everyone’s talking about a bigger plan
But there’s some things I don’t wanna understand
So don’t make me
And I couldn’t love somebody like you
Who always get’s what you want no matter what you do
So don’t make me
Everyone needs somebody they can turn to
But I wouldn’t ever want to have to turn to you
And everyones talking about a bigger plan
But there’s some things I don’t wanna understand it’s true
Like someone like you
I just want somebody I can turn to
But I wouldn’t ever want to have to turn to you
And I might have a little love left to give
But I wouldn’t want to give it to someone like you
Someone like you
There’s some things that I’d like to say
But a second thought always gets in the way
So don’t make me

EMILY EINSTEIN
Silver slippers and martinis in bed
And a soul full of lead
Always up on the wrong side
Do you remember back in seventh grade?
Bottle glasses and braids
Kids called her Emily Einstein
And when ya think it couldn’t get much worse
You know it’d be a real first for Emily Einstein
Never saw someone so void of compassion
In the highest fashion
Pushing her way through a long line
And now she’s seeking out a minute of fame
And she’s gonna name names
‘Cause she’s got a source on the inside
And when you think it couldn’t get much worse
It’s just the truth in reverse with Emily Einstein
Everyday, everyday she’s predicting bad weather
(Better stay on her good side)
And your pain, she proclaims, only makes her feel better
(‘Cause she’s got a dark side)
Little pill box in her purse, in case these things get worse
‘Cause everyday is such a curse for her…Emily Einstein
(She’s Emily Einstein)
Little girl got caught in the rain
Was the first to complain
As she’s doling out blame for her own crimes
It’s so strange how she changes her name
Reinvents all her games
But she’s always the same on the inside
With little words that trickle out her mouth
The mood always heads south with Emily Einstein
Everyday, everyday she’s predicting bad weather
(Better stay on her good side)
And your pain, she proclaims, only makes her feel better
(‘Cause she’s got a dark side)
Little pill box in her purse, in case these things get worse
‘Cause everyday is such a curse for her…Emily Einstein
(She’s Emily Einstein)

ENVELOPE
Happy birthday, it was the worst day of your life
Not just another day
But it’s your first day to put your best light on your life
And find a better way
So wrap your worries up in an envelope
Seal it with hope and send it away
‘Cause it’s a lonely road that we’re traveling on
We’re on our own, I hope you find your way
So happy birthday, this is the first day of your life
Not just another day
So wrap your worries up in an envelope
Seal it with hope and send it away
‘Cause it’s a lonely road that we’re traveling on
We’re on our own, I hope you find your way

HELP BACK
I’ve been waiting for so long for this day to come
I’ve been haulin’ ass so long my consiousness is numb
So if you see me sending a distress signal please….
Send some help back
Don’t play those old sad songs, don’t wanna hear them anymore
In the morning i’ll be gone, but tonight you’re mine and i’m yours
And if I see you s.o.s.’n just hold on please….
And we’ll send some help back
So long, so long, waiting so long
So long, so long, waiting so long
I’ve been waiting for so long for this day to come
It’s for tomorrow we sing this song and the good times yet to come
But if i see you s.o.s.’n just hold on please….
And we’ll send some help back

INSPIRATION
Don’t call in a doctor, I don’t need any pills
And I get addicted to everything but my own will
When I feel complicated, I try to put it out in plain
But living in this small town can get more lonely than I can explain
‘Cause I need inspiration, inspiration…
In my heart
The conversation, it was inane
And everyone wants to fall in love, if only for one day
So I went undercover to cover up some pain
She was a lovely girl and I could not complain
‘Cause I needed inspiration, inspiration, inspiration
I feel like a dollar that fell down inside a drain
If yesterday was just like today will tomorrow be more of the same?
‘Til I can feel something coming
Something humming inside my brain
My heart stays stuck like a broken record repeating this refrain
I need inspiration, inspiration…
I need inspiration

INTO MY DREAMS
So take a sec and fill your head with thoughts of passion
Put your face up to the light and feel what happens
You can call it up, replace your words with action
And disappear into a world with no distraction
If your future’s in remission
And your past should be rewritten
Nah Nah Nah …Into my dreams right now
Nah Nah Nah …You can come into my dreams right now
Nah Nah Nah …Into my dreams right now
Into a world where there’s no division
Close your eyes and come into my dreams right now
If you could fit your life into the palm of your hand now
And make it disappear like dust into the sand now
Would it have been enough, to just take a stand now?
And would it mean a thing that you ever walked on this land now?
You live your life discontent , in seclusion
But love don’t have to be an illusion
Nah Nah Nah …Into my dreams right now
Nah Nah Nah…Into my dreams right now
So put aside your sorrow and pain
When your drifting off just call my name
I’ll meet you on an astral plain
You could lose yourself in a dream with me right now
Where the future is revision
And the past can be rewritten
Nah Nah Nah…Into my dreams right now
Nah Nah Nah…You can come into my dreams right now
Nah Nah Nah…Into my dreams right now
Into a world where there’s no division
Close your eyes and come into my dreams right now

LOSING CONTROL
Friday night with eyelids getting heavy
Hit the highway trying to save my soul
Feeling restless, so I put in twenty
And I was losing control
In the back room there was talk a plenty
About her mother’s little episode
The doctor said she took a few too many
She was losing control
I took a walk through the square
There were flowers everywhere
Change is coming but I’m not scared
Gotta find my own way there
So tell them you lost me
Tell them I’m dead
Tell them I lost my nerve instead
Tell them I’m laughing
Tell them I’m scared
Tell them I lost my self down there
Or tell them nothing I just don’t care
But I’m never going to go back there
Took a Greyhound down to Johnson City
Olympic stories there to be told
Virginia’s finest leaning on my shoulder
I was losing control
In a universe so vast and pretty
I’ve got a little place I call my home
On the banks of the dark and gritty
I’ve been losing control
I took a walk through the square
There were flowers everywhere
Change is coming but I’m not scared
Gotta find my own way there
So tell her I love her
Tell her i’m scared
Tell her I lost my nerve in there
Tell her i’m laughing
Tell her I’m dead
Tell her I lost myself instead
Or tell her nothing
I just don’t care
But i’m never going to go back there
Come Monday morning I had good incentive
A little lump was forming in my throat
Got no reason to be apprehensive
When you’re losing control
Losing control

PLASTIC RAIN
So you’ve gone too far
Left your mind ajar
Now nothing seems the same
You were bold and brass
But you got up too fast
And you fell back down again
All I want is some sunshine in my brain
The sun comes out but it looks like plastic rain
When things are going well
It get’s hard to tell
The pleasure from the pain
You were cruel and crass
‘Cause you can’t get past
Your little demons that can’t be tamed
All I want is some sunshine in my brain
The sun comes out but it looks like plastic rain
Looks like plastic rain
Looks like plastic rain
When the morning comes
And your thoughts might run
Through a field and your face to face
With a certain girl
From another world
You turn around and she’s gone again
All I want is some sunshine in my brain
The sun comes out but it looks like plastic rain
Looks like plastic rain
Looks like plastic rain

SCENES LIKE THIS
I see it coming, I should be home
But in the street there’s yelling, this is a breakdown
It’s not well and I never tell, I just keep on puitting smiles on my face
And then my feet stop running when I should be gunning it
Cause love and hate, they seem so addictive
Fears are swellin’ eyes start to wellin’ now
All I can say is it seems such a shame now
Seems life is tearing you apart
(turn your head around)
Seems like it’s tearing you apart
(get your feet back on the ground)
Seems like it’s tearing you apart
(nothing’s gonna hold you down)
Scenes like this tearing you apart
Things were humming, I could be strumming
But there’s a scene evolving, here’s how it shakes down:
“Hey whatever, wish I could feel better”
But I keep on putting smiles on my face
And then my feet stop running when I should be gunning it
Cause love and pain, they seem so addictive
Tears are swellin’ eyes start to wellin’ now
All I can say is it seems such a shame when
Seems life is tearing you apart
(turn your head around)
Seems like it’s tearing you apart
(get your feet back on the ground)
Seems life is tearing you apart
(nothing’s gonna hold you down)
Scenes like this tearing you apart

SHADES OF SUNDAY
Day by day that’s how they say
You’ve gotta take it boy
Find your own joy
It’s on the street
When your heart skips a beat
And you feel you can’t go on
That’s shades of Sunday
You see the face in time and space
But you don’t know the man at all
Heading for a fall
It’s when your on your feet
Looking up to greet
The fading sunbeams with a smile
Feels good for a while
It’s when you keep on moving, just trying to prove them wrong
It’s when all your messes just keep you guessing – right or wrong?
And when the day is done and you feel like it has just begun..
It’s just shades of Sunday
Such a lovely face
Looking out of place
In a world that had come undone
Pressure under grace
It’s when there’s ghosts in the air
Showing lots of wear
And they make themselves at home
So you’re not alone
It’s when you keep on moving just trying to prove nothing’s wrong
It’s when all your messes just keep you guessing all along
And when your time has come, and you feel like you have just begun
It’s just shades of Sunday
Day by day, that’s how they say
You’ve gotta take it boy
Shades of Sunday
And I feel it comin’ on
Shades of Sunday

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