Victim Of My Nature

 

Hard enough, it's not

My stomach in a knot

What's this look upon my face

Sorry honey, it's not your fault

 

I'm too young to be a man

But I'm old enough to land

This sticky situation

Goodbye to this relation

 

I want to do you right

You're such a beautiful creature

Why must I be

The victim of my nature

 

Yes, I'm still here

And so are you, you whispered in my ear

"Can I help you out?"

But it's no use, I'm lost in my head 

 

Why must I be the victim of my nature?

I want to do you right

You're such a beautiful creature

 

But my fear gets the best of me

I'm sorry for the rest of me

Wish there was something I could do

What if it's not me, maybe it's you

 

Why must I be the victim of my nature?

I want to do you right

But baby, I'm a failure

 

Tell me where's the restroom

And with a puzzled look you do

As I stumble for the door

"Don't worry I'll just be a minute!"

 

Key in my hand, running to my car

I may not be a man

But all I want to be is far

 

Far away from this place

This place where I have left

My dignity on the floor

Right next to my telephone

 

I can't go back, oh no!

No, no, no, no, no

There's no way I'll show my face

To another living soul

In another life I'll try

Maybe then I'll know

Maybe then I'll try

Maybe then I'll go


Revolve

 

Wish I was someone else

No, I'm not thinking of you

Just thinking 'bout myself

No, I'm not thinking of you

 

Should of had the time

To wake up in the morning

With you not by my side

When I wake up in the morning

 

List them in my head

The ways that I adore you

I list them in my head

The ways which I abhor you

Let leveling decide

Who am I to say no

or yes, you'd reply

Who am I to say so?

 

I'm guilty, I suppose

Of jumping to conclusions

With no one but myself

I come up with illusions

Knowing me I'll try

But it's all for nothing

Oh, it's awful boring

And I still get nothing

 

Through the tint of time

Your eyes are milky

Still, I wonder why

Why it never killed me to call when I'm alone

God bless the telephone

I wish you all the best

More than you will ever know

 

Yesterday's a lie

Life is but a movie in black and white

What an awful movie

We'll get in a fight, I'll punch the wall

Then you'll kiss me goodnight

Don't say goodnight

I was better off before I ever knew you 

Now I'm sitting on the floor

Lost in this daydream of you

Lost in a daydream of you 


By Genre

 

As I wander through my world

And I trip and tie my shoe

I wish you weren't here

I've fallen from your shoelace

That you dangled from your window

Suspended till the wind blew

 

Count the records on my shelf

I've organized them all by genre

It's no use when you're around

All you ever choose is that

Which your little eye catches first

So I learned to move them around

 

Revolving in my soul

In rainbows you appear

I wish you weren't here

Now she's leaving home

But before I reach the phone

I stop to think it over

It can't be over, oh no

 

In the absence of my mind

And my shoes, and my car

I sit here idly

I delete my favorite voicemail

That you left me

Stub my toenail on my bed

I start to cry

 

Believe it or not

I rarely think about you

I wouldn't believe it, no

I think about you sometimes

I think about you often

I'm thinking about you now

 

As you wander through my door 

And start taking off your clothes

I go to choose a record

But trip on your shoelace

You beat me to the shelf

She said, she said

"Watch yourself"

I laid back on the floor

There's nothing I love more


As sure As My Sunburn Every Summer

 

As simple as words do come together

I can find a few to say

You're sleeping around through the day

But when the sun comes down you run

 

Without a motion, sound or look

You have me snagged

I'm on your hook

Yes, you have hung me high and dry

Only a fool would wonder why

 

Take a breath from me

She said, "No, but be happy,"

When I asked if this was love

When I asked if this was love

 

On a stormy afternoon

I'm on my mattress, where are you?

The smell of seventeen fills the room

Well it's something, ain't it cruel

 

As sure as my sunburn every summer

I'll make this something that it's not

And I'll be green against the wall

Now there's a mural of my thoughts

 

Take a breath from me

She said, "Give me everything!"

Is this love?

When I asked if this was love


Pretty Words, No More words

 

If you go, if you go

Take your time, take your time

Hurry up

But leave me mine

Don't take my time, please don't

If you stay, if you stay

 

What did I do?

What did I do to deserve you?

What did I do?

What the fuck did I do to deserve it?

But what do I know?

What do I know?

Know now

No not now, no not now

 

In the day, in the day

In my way, in my way

I had you

But now it's night, so try as I might

To hold you

But it don't change, it don't change

It don't change, it don't change

It don't change, no

It don't change, change a thing

 

Pretty words, no more words

No more words

Please don't stay x10


Midnight Blue

 

Me and midnight blue

I wish that midnight blue

Would stay awake till the morning

Slow down, where are you going

In such a hurry

 

Covered up by clouds

What reason have they got to get between

The sea of love that I have for you

And your ocean of stars

Whose depths are deep enough above me

 

You make no sound

But you seem as if you know me

But I'm feeling all too lonely these days

Maybe I belong among your waves

Midnight blue

 

It's a happy thought

To know you'll always be

Only you and no one but your blue

No matter what the sun will do

 

Tomorrow's on it's way

To meet the brand new day

But the day is not for us, my friend

And it troubles me

That I can't do a thing about it

 

You make no sound

But you seem as if you know me

But I'm feeling all too lonely these days

Maybe I belong among your waves

 

You make no sound

But you seem as if you know me

But I'm feeling all too lonely these days

Maybe I belong with you

Nowhere is a home without you

All I want to do is stare

Into your midnight blue


Give It up to Your Uncle

 

[guy] What are you thinking?

How do you feel?

I'm really just curious

Don't have to say anything

Early in the morning, late July

Taking up thirty months out of my day

 

[girl] What the hell is he doing?

Why's he looking at me like that?

He kind of giving me the creeps

He thinks I'm an angel

It really is sad

Give me some silence

You've been talking for weeks

 

[guy] On end I've been thinking about you

No words exchanged

But I know that you feel the same as I do

I can see it in your face

 

[girl] Oh, this is bad

He's getting the wrong ideas

I bet he thinks that he's in my dreams

What do I do?

How do I say that

I'd rather give it up to his uncle

 

[guy] What are you thinking?

How do you feel?

Doesn't matter what you say

It seems so surreal

Can't get over the fact that you're talking to me

 

[girl] Didn't you hear me?

Are you deaf or something?

Have you got a lump in your throat?

Now, listen I'm sorry but I've got to go

Maybe I'll call you, maybe I won't

Probably won't


Nada

 

What am I?

What am I at the center of me?

Louder than my thoughts

Soft enough to leave me shivering

Where do I exist?

Where am I in my consciousness?

Show me what it is

What is it that you hide from me?

 

If I myself am one

Who is always jumping the gun

By saying what I said

Put a bullet in my head

 

I try to pin it down

Only to pass the time locked in the ground

Something at the source

Is it you I see or do I see me in everything

 

If I myself am one

Who is always jumping the gun

By saying what I said

Put a bullet in my head

 

I may look for words

But I'll bite my tongue when you speak them to me

There really is no point

The way to you is through nothingness

 

If I myself am one

Who is always jumping the gun

By saying what I said

Put a bullet in my head x3


Mr. Linda

 

Take no chance on Monopoly money

Life in your hands

But it ain't no fun

To play the game but always run

It's raining outside

Why don't you go for a walk?

Slip into your shoes, but don't get them muddy

 

Mr. Linda, can't you see?

You've built it up inside your head

There's really nothing to be said

Now's the time before you're dead

 

Well come on Mr. Linda

We put flowers in your wall

 

I understand that it can't be easy

To change your ways and what you know

But just this once it's not for show

 

Here she comes again

You want to compliment her eyes

Say "How do you do?"

But you're too shy

All your life you've been

On the outside looking in

Never feeling anything

 

Come on, Mr. Linda

We put flowers in your wall

 

Can you feel it, Mr. Linda?

Can you feel it, Mr. Linda?

 

Come on, Mr. Linda

We put flowers in your wall

There goes Mr. Linda

Something changing in his eyes

Come on, Mr. Linda

We put flowers in your hair

There goes Mr. Linda

Something changing in his eyes