Live, Volume 3
  • 1

    Pretty Girl from Matthews

    Pretty Girl from Matthews

    Hold on a minute it ainít time to leave
    Tell me how youíre feeling one more time
    Four long years and I just canít believe
    That Iím still yours and youíre still mine

    While I was gone, yes, I fell in love
    Asked around and heard that you did too
    Two drunken years and push came to shove
    I met love, love left me blue

    Youíre rising like a sun
    That pulled the curtain on the night
    Coming through the window
    To brighten up my life

    And Iím all right, yeah, I think Iím fine
    My savior lives in telephones
    And I just dream of you and step outside
    Dial up and hope that youíre home

    Youíre rising like a sun
    That waits up all night
    Coming through the window
    To brighten up my life

    Hold on a minute, yeah, I do love you
    Sometimes I guess that ainít enough
    When you come round you put me through
    And I thank you, oh, so much

    Another year, maybe, three or four
    Maybe five or six or even more
    Youíll find another man to take my place
    And Iíll see you on the good Lordís shores

    Youíre rising like a sun
    That pulled the curtain on the night
    Coming through the window
    To brighten up my life
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    Talk on Indolence

    Talk on Indolence

    Well Iíve been lockiní myself up in my house for sometime now
    Readiní and writiní and readiní and thinkiní
    And searching for reasons and missing the seasons.
    The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow.
    The record will stop the record will go.
    Latches latched the windows down,
    The dog coming in the dog going out.
    Up with caffeine and down with a shot.
    Constantly worried about what Iíve got.
    Distracting my work but I canít make a stop
    And my confidence on and my confidence off.
    And I sink to the bottom and rise to the top
    And I think to myself that I do this a lot.
    World outside just goes it goes it goes it goes it goes it goesÖ
    And witness it all from the blinds of my window.
    THREE, FOUR

    Iím a little nervous íbout what youíll think
    When you see me in my swimming trunks
    And last night in New York I got raging drunk
    Remember one time I got raging drunk with you

    Now, I can recall a time when we made the city
    Streets our playground, kissing in the fountains
    Filled with cigarettes and bottles
    Sped through Italian city streets of cobblestone

    Because we had to
    Because I loved you
    Because the damned alcohol
    Beacuse what ever at all

    Now Iíve grown to aware of my mortality
    To let go and forget about dying
    Long enough to drop the hammer down
    And let the indolence go wild and flying through

    Because we had to
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    Ballad False Start

    Ballad False Start

    Love writes a letter and sends it to Hate:
    "My vacation, s ending, I'm coming home late
    The weather was fine and the ocean was great
    And I can't wait to see you again"

    Hate reads the letter and throws it away
    "No one here..."

    I'm so happy right now I can barely stand it.
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    The Ballad of Love and Hate

    The Ballad of Love and Hate

    Love writes a letter and sends it to hate.
    "My vacations ending Iím coming home late."
    "The weather was fine and the ocean was great."
    "And I canít wait to see you again."

    Hate reads the letter and throws it away.
    "No one here cares if you go or you stay."
    "I barely even noticed that you were away."
    "Iíll see you or I wonít, whatever."

    Love sings a song as she sails through the sky.
    The water looks bluer through her pretty eyes.
    And everyone knows it whenever she flies.
    And also when she comes down.

    Hate keeps his head up and walks through the street.
    Every stranger and drifter he greets.
    And shakes hands with every loner he meets
    with a serious look on his face.

    Love arrives safely with suitcase in toe.
    Carrying with her the good things we know.
    A reason to live and a reason to grow
    To trust, to hold, to care

    Hate sits alone on the hood of his car
    without much regard to the moon or the stars.
    Lazily killing the last of a jar
    of the strongest stuff you can drink.

    Love takes a taxi, a young man drives
    As soon he sees her hope fills his eyes.
    But tears follow after at the end of the ride.
    Cause he might never see her again.

    Hate gets home lucky to still be alive.
    He screams over the sidewalk and into the drive.
    The clock in the kitchen says two fifty five
    And the clock in the kitchen is slow.

    Love has been waiting patient and kind.
    Just wanting a phone call or some kind of sign.
    That the one that she cares for whoís out of his mind
    Will make it back safe to her arms.

    Hate stumbles forward and leans in the door.
    Weary head hung down, eyes to the floor
    He says, "Love Iím sorry" and she says, "What for?"
    "Iím yours and thatís it, whatever"
    "I should not have been gone for so long"
    "Iím yours and thatís it, forever"
    "Your mine and thatís it, forever"
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    Colorshow

    Colorshow

    Be loud let your colors show
    Try to keep the madness low
    If they hear and itís wrong
    And they come with torches on
    Yeah come on

    Be loud let your colors show
    Try to keep the madness low
    I tell them no with my hands
    Make them understand the plan of it
    Bright and gone

    And Iím done forever
    Itís you and me forever
    Cause Iím done forever
    Itís you and me forever

    Be loud let the others know
    First a whisper then it grows
    I tell them go with my hands
    Make them understand the last of it
    Yeah come on, pain and all

    Leave out pack your things and go
    Leave the baby makers home
    Thereís a time (now) and a place (now)
    Someone built to take the race
    When it calls you go head down

    Head down donít you make a sound
    Keep your plans all to yourself
    Theyíll come true they follow you
    Theyíre what youíre obligated to
    Donít you listen to nobody else

    And Iím done forever
    Itís you and me forever
    Cause Iím done forever
    See itís you and me forever
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    I and Love and You

    I and Love and You

    Load the car and write the note
    grab your bag and grab your coat
    tell ones that need to know
    we are headed north

    One foot in and one foot back
    but its okay, to live like that
    so i cut the ties and i jumped the tracks
    for never to return

    brooklyn brooklyn take me in
    are you aware the shape im in
    my hands they shake my head it spins
    brooklyn brooklyn take me in

    when at first i learned to speak
    i used all my words to fight
    with him and her and you and me
    oh its just a waste of time
    its such a waste of time

    that women shes got eyes that shine
    like a pair of stolen polished dimes
    she asked to dance i said its fine
    ill see you in the morning time

    brooklyn brooklyn take me in
    are you aware the shape im in
    my hands they shake my head it spins
    brooklyn brooklyn take me in

    three words that became hard to say
    I and love and you
    what you were then i am today
    look at the things i do

    brooklyn brooklyn take me in
    are you aware the shape im in
    my hands they shake my head it spins
    brooklyn brooklyn take me in

    dumbed down and numbed my time and age
    you dreams to catch this world the cage
    the highway sets the travelers stage
    all exits look the same
    three words that became hard to say
    I and love and you
    I and love and you
    I and love and you
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    Shame

    Shame

    Okay so I was wrong about
    My reasons for us falliní out
    Of love I want to fall back in

    My life is different now I swear
    I know now what it means to care
    About somebody other than myself

    I know the things I said to you
    They were untender and untrue
    Iíd like to see those things undo

    So if you could find it in your heart
    To give a man a second start
    I promise things wonít end the same

    Shame, boatloads of shame
    Day after day, more of the same
    Blame, please lift it off
    Please take it off, please make it stop

    Okay so I have read the mail
    The stories people often tell
    About us that we never knew

    But their existence will float away
    And just like every word they say
    And we will hold hands as they fade

    Shame, boatloads of shame
    Day after day, more of the same
    Blame, please lift it off
    Please take it off, please make it stop

    I felt so sure of everything
    My love to you so well received
    And I just strutted around your town
    Knowing I didnít let you down
    The truth be known, the truth be told
    My heart was always fairly cold
    Posing to be as warm as yours
    My way of getting in your world
    But now Iím out and Iíve had time
    To look around and think
    And sink into another world
    Thatís filled with guilt and overwhelming

    Shame, boatloads of shame
    Day after day, more of the same
    Blame, please lift it off
    Please take it off, please make it stop

    And everyone they have a heart
    And when they break and fall apart
    And need somebodyís helping hand

    I used to say just let Ďem fall
    It wouldnít bother me at all
    I couldnít help them now I can
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    When I Drink

    When I Drink

    When I drink
    I say things I don't want to say
    I do things I don't wanna do
    I talk mean to you
    But if I think
    I just might get something out of this
    My parents taught me to learn when I miss
    Just do your best
    Just do your best

    It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
    Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
    At least a little better than I've been so far

    But when I drink
    I hear things that aren't really there
    I feel things when I shouldn't really care
    Have fist fights with the air
    But if I think about someone besides myself
    I lived through the silver and the bell
    With something to tell
    Just do your best

    It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
    Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
    At least a little better than I've been so far

    But when I drink
    I spend the next morning in a haze
    But we only get so many days
    Now I have one less
    Just do your best

    It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
    Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
    At least a little better than I've been so far
    Oh, at least a little better than I've been so far
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    Murder in the City

    Murder in the City

    If I get murdered in the city
    Donít go revengin in my name
    One person dead from such is plenty
    No need to go get locked away

    When I leave your arms
    The things that I think of
    No need to get over alarmed
    Iím comin home

    I wonder which brother is better
    Which one our parents love the most
    I sure did get in lots of trouble
    They seemed to let the other go

    A tear fell from my fatherís eyes
    I wondered what my dad would say
    He said I love you
    And Iím proud of you both, in so many different ways

    If I get murdered in the city
    Go read the letter in my desk
    Donít worry with all my belongings
    But pay attention to the list

    Make sure my sister knows I loved her
    Make sure my mother knows the same
    Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
    Like the love that let us share our name
    Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
    Like the love that let us share our name
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    I Killed Sally's Lover

    I Killed Sally's Lover

    Somebody get my shotgun
    Somebody get my blade
    Sallyís been layiní with another man
    And heís sleeping in my place
    Somebody get my shotgun
    Gonna shoot him sure as rain
    You can run as fast as you want to boy
    Iíll kill you just the same

    Somebody get my pocket blade
    Gonna cut him donít you know
    You can try to hide all you want to boy
    There ainít nowhere to go
    Somebody get my shotgun
    Somebody get my blade
    Sallyís been layiní with another man
    And heís sleeping in my place

    Now Sally donít go thinkiní
    That you got off so clean
    Iíd kill you too if I had the nerve
    But I just ainít that mean
    So I go and get my murder tools
    I throw them in the lake
    Gonna steal me an automobile
    And drive so far away
    Now I am a fugitive
    Iím always on the run
    Sally told the policeman
    Exactly what Iíd done
    I went and got my shotgun
    I went and got my blade
    Killed poor Sallyís lover
    And I put him in the grave.

    Now all you rambliní fellas
    You listen close to me
    That woman gonna bring you pain
    Your heart is gonna bleed
    But it ainít worth the trouble
    The sufferiní or the grief
    A bleeding heart is better than the penitentiary
    I killed Sallyís lover
    One dark and dreary day
    Sally got another
    And I got sent away
    Somebody get my shotgun
    Somebody get my blade
    Sallyís been laying with another man
    And I set him in his grave
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    Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise

    Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise

    Thereís a darkness upon me thatís flooded in light
    In the fine print they tell me whatís wrong and whatís right
    And it comes in black and it comes in white
    And Iím frightened by those who donít see it

    When nothing is old, deserved or expected
    And your life doesnít change by the man thatís elected
    If youíre loved by someone youíre never rejected
    Decide what to be and go be it.

    There was a dream
    One day I could see it
    Like a bird in a cage a broke in and demanded that somebody free it
    And there was a kid, with a head full of doubt
    So I scream till I die and donít ask for those bad thoughts to find me out

    Thereís a darkness upon you thatís flooded in light
    In the fine print they tell you whatís wrong and whatís right
    And it flies by day and it flies by night
    And Iím frightened by those who donít see it
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    The Perfect Space

    The Perfect Space

    I wanna have friends that I can trust,
    that love me for the man Iíve become not the man I was.
    I wanna have friends that will let me be
    all alone when being alone is all that I need.

    I wanna fit in to the perfect space,
    feel natural and safe in a volatile place.
    And I wanna grow old without the pain,
    give my body back to the earth and not complain.
    Will you understand when I am too old of a man?
    And will you forget when we have paid our debt
    who did we borrow from? Who did we borrow from?

    Okay part two now clear the house.
    The partyís over take the shouting and the people,
    get out!

    I have some business and a promise that I have to hold to.
    I do not care what you assume or what the people told you.
    Will you understand, when I am too old of a man?
    Will you forget when we have paid our debts,
    who did we borrow from? Who did borrow from?

    I wanna have pride like my mother has,
    And not like the kind in the bible that turns you bad.
    And I wanna have friends that I can trust,
    that love me for the man Iíve become and not the man that I was
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    Paranoia in B Flat Major

    Paranoia in B Flat Major

    I keep telliní myself that itíll be fine
    You canít make everybody happy all of the time
    I found myself in a place that I never been
    A place that I thought that I would never be
    Thereís people looking back at me

    I keep having this dream; Iím at a party
    Thereís people throwing drinks and screaming telling me that I donít belong
    Lately lifeís been the same I find this comfortable place
    With all my friends then my friends start telling me that Iíve always been wrong
    And Iím so tired of being wrong

    There was a time I could move there was a time I could breathe
    The crowded spaces filled with angry faces
    It didnít once cross my mind
    With paranoia on my heels; Will you love me still
    when we awake and you find that the sanity has gone from my eyes?

    I got secrets from you, you got secrets from me
    Because youíre so worried about what Iím gonna to think,
    Baby Iím worried too
    But if love is a game, girl, then youíre gonna win
    Iíll spend the rest of my life bringing victory in
    If you want me to
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    Distraction #74

    Distraction #74

    I was in love with your beauty from the day you walked my way.
    Oh how I wish that was enough to have made me want to stay.
    See Iím as true as I try to be and I must say my girl.
    I tried the best to give to you all of the truest in the world.

    But when I left your house that morning in that ragged thunderbird
    Tried so hard to fight the voices from the devilís that I heard.
    See thereís a highway to the right of us I took it years ago.
    And since a year ago canít drive past, without turning down that road.

    And I knew it,
    I never should have turned the wheel
    And I knew it,
    The voices calling me were real
    I knew it
    Listen to the song they sing
    I knew I was wrong
    And I knew I was wrong

    So give me a try at describing just how difficult it is.
    When you kinda love two girls to figure out which one you miss.
    Stumble away from your stairway with your perfume on my clothes.
    Well I kinda loved two girls but now Iíve kinda lost Ďem both.

    And I knew it,
    I never should have turned the wheel
    And I knew it,
    The voices calling me were real
    I knew it
    Listen to the song they sing
    I knew I was wrong
    And I knew I was wrong

    And if I could gather up the damage that I rendered in my life.
    Place it on a scale and weigh against the damage done that night.
    Then itíd be safe to say the weight of all I did and didnít do.
    Would surely float against the lightest straw I ever did to you.
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    Kick Drum Heart

    Kick Drum Heart

    The footprints over the snow
    the fabric of all the lonely
    C-Covering only
    the fables and hands
    the rest is out in the cold
    holding the last of the season
    F-F-F freeziní Yeah

    My my my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My love like a voice

    Weíre walkiní in to the fields.
    Weíre walkin in to the forest.
    The moon is before us.
    Up above
    Weíre holdiní hands in the rain
    S-sayiní words like I love you
    D-d-díyou love me? Yeah

    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my love like a voice

    Mother Mary heard us approaching her door
    Although we didnít make a sound.
    Thereís nothing like finding gold
    within the rocks hard and cold
    Iím so surprised to find more
    Always surprised to find more

    I wonít look back anymore
    I left the people that do
    Its not the chase that I love
    Its me following you
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    Salvation Song

    Salvation Song

    If you take my heart
    Donít leave the smallest part
    Iíve no need to live if youíre to come up gone
    An as my life turns to a song
    And if and when I treat you wrong
    No I never want to hurt our family

    And I would give up everything
    No this is not just about me
    And I donít know a plainer way to say it Babe
    And they may pay us off in fame
    Though that is not why we came
    And I know well and good that wonít heal our hearts

    We came for salvation
    We came for family
    We came for all thatís good thatís how weíll walk away
    We came to break the bad
    We came to cheer the sad
    We came to leave behind the world a better way

    Now if Iím walkiní through the rain
    And I hear you call my name
    I will break into a run without a pause
    And if your love laughs at your dreams
    Well itís not as bad as it seems
    Either way one of them has got to go
    And if you take of my soul
    You can still leave it whole
    With the pieces of you own you leave behind

    We came for salvation
    We came for family
    We came for all thatís good thatís how weíll walk away
    We came to break the bad
    We came to cheer the sad
    We came to leave behind the world a better way

    And I would give up everything
    And if you were to come up clean
    And see you shine so bright in a world of woe
    And they may pay us off in fame
    But that is not why we came
    And if it compromises truth then we will go

    We came for salvation
    We came for family
    We came for all thatís good thatís how weíll walk away
    We came to break the bad
    We came to cheer the sad
    We came to leave behind the world a better way
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    Will You Return? (iTunes Bonus Track)

    Will You Return? (iTunes Bonus Track)

    I open my door and hereís what occurs.
    A pretty little gal with pretty little curls.
    Leans to the side, leans on my mind.

    I donít want to live, but I sure donít want to die.
    Iím stuttering again and telliní her goodbye.
    Oh m-m-my, Goodb-b-bye

    Will you come again? Itís hard to say.
    I surely hope so.
    Will you come again? Itís hard to say.
    I surely hope so.

    She walks up to me with something more to say.
    Then hello and goodbye I hope that youíre okay.
    Well Iím doing fine Iím doing fine.

    Will you come again? Itís hard to say.
    I surely hope so.
    Will you come again? Itís hard to say.
    I surely hope so.

    I wish youíd see yourself as beautiful as I see you
    Why canít you see yourself as beautiful as I see you?

    I open my door and this is what I see.
    The hope inside a girl just looking back at me.
    Ohh my Goodbye

    Will you come again? Itís hard to say.
    I surely hope so.
    And will you come again? Itís hard to say.
    I surely hope so.