Emotionalism
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    Die Die Die

    Die Die Die

    Sheís fighting with the sky
    She thinks she can
    Liviní within a lie
    She thinks she can
    But nobody knows what lies behind
    The days before the day we die
    Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
    Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
    Die, die, die

    She puts her hands against
    The life she had
    Living with ignorance
    Blissful and sad
    But nobody knows what lies behind
    The days before the day we die
    Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
    Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
    Die, die, die

    You can try to swim the sea
    But say goodbye to you and me
    You can try to swim the sea
    You can try to hold the breeze
    You can try to hide the sun
    But say goodbye to everyone
    Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
    Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
    Die, die, die
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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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    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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    The Weight of Lies

    The Weight of Lies

    Disappear from your home town
    Go and find the people that you know
    Show them all of your good parts
    Leave town when the bad ones start to show

    Go and wed a woman
    A pretty girl that you never met
    Make sure she knows you love her well
    But don't make any other promises

    The weight of lies will bring you down
    And follow you to every town 'cause
    Nothing happens here that doesn't happen there
    So, when you run make sure you run
    To something and not away from 'cause
    Lies don't need an aeroplane to chase you anywhere

    I once heard the worst thing a man can do is draw a hungry crowd
    Tell everyone his name, pride, and confidence
    But leaving out his doubts
    I'm not sure I bought those words
    When I was young I knew most everything
    These words have never meant as much to anyone
    As they now mean to me

    The weight of lies will bring you down
    And follow you to every town 'cause
    Nothing happens here that doesn't happen there
    So, when you run make sure you run
    To something and not away from 'cause
    Lies don't need an aeroplane to chase you down

    The weight of lies will bring you down
    And follow you to every town 'cause
    Nothing happens here that doesn't happen there
    So, when you run make sure you run
    To something and not away from 'cause
    Lies don't need an aeroplane to chase you anywhere

    The weight of lies will bring you down
    And follow you to every town 'cause
    Nothing happens here that doesn't happen there
    So when you run make sure you run
    To something and not away from 'cause
    Lies don't need an aeroplane to chase you down
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    Will You Return?

    Will You Return?

    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.
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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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    Salina

    Salina

    Salina, Iím as nowhere as I can be
    Could you add some somewhere to me
    Ah Kansas Iím kneeling, ah Kansas please

    Cleveland, I ainít never felt nothing so strong
    Been believing the words to my songs
    Ohio Iím leaving, Ohio Iím gone

    From town to town and state to state
    Thereís people everywhere that try to capture us
    We stole the cash and left our names
    And almost slipped in Indianapolis

    The rain it fell, the story went on
    The rain it fell, and we got gone

    Poughkeepsie, hang up the telephone
    Wonít answer your phone calls no more
    New York quit calliní, New York leave me be

    Changing the plans that Iíve been setting on
    Iím scared by the way that my life is getting gone
    Carolina one day Iíll, someday Iíll come home
    Carolina one day Iíll, someday Iíll come home
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    Pretty Girl From Chile

    Pretty Girl From Chile

    Iím no more than a friend girl
    I can see that you need more
    My boots are on my feet now
    My bag is by the door

    And the love and the attention
    That you need and ask me for
    Are weakened by my actions
    And lies that I have told
    Iím scared to think that Iíve abandoned you
    Iíd like to say that Iím a faithful man but it may not be true

    And my heart is like a masonís
    Hands of weathered skin
    Each scar makes it harder
    For me to hurt again
    Iím scared to think that Iíve abandoned you
    Iíd like to say that Iím a faithful man but it may not be true

    Gabriella, the things that I tell ya
    Are all meant to help ya
    Are they working out
    Have I gone, have I gone and failed ya
    Gabriella, have I let you down

    Gabriella, the things that I tell ya
    Are all meant to help ya
    Are they working out
    Have I gone, have I gone and failed ya
    Gabriella, have I let you down
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    All My Mistakes

    All My Mistakes

    Shooting off vicious collections of words
    The losers make facts by the things they have heard
    And I find myself trying hard to defend them

    I made decisions some right and some wrong
    And I let some love go I wish wasnít gone
    These things and more I wish I had not done

    But I canít go back
    And I donít want to
    ĎCause all my mistakes
    They brought me to you

    I have some ďfriendsĒ they donít know who I am
    So I write quotations around the word friends
    But I have a couple that have always been there for me

    And I missed some fun ícause I worked through the dawn
    Expecting your praise when I returned home
    But I paid the cost ícause I got left alone for the songs

    But I canít go back
    And I donít want to
    ĎCause all my mistakes
    They brought me to you
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    Living of Love

    Living of Love

    For just one chance to find
    Love was someone that you loved to find
    For just the sense to try
    To walk ahead and leave the pain behind
    If the days arenít easy and the nights are rough
    When they ask you what youíre thinking of
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love

    Your heart says not again
    What kind of mess have you got me in
    But when the feelings there
    It can lift you up and take you anywhere
    But the gravel beneath you and the limbs above
    If anybody asks you where your coming from
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love

    Say yes we live uncertainty
    And disappointments have to be
    And everyday we might be facing more
    And yes we live in desperate times
    But fading words and shaking rhymes
    Thereís only one thing here worth hoping for
    With Lucifer beneath you and God above
    If either one of them asks you what your living of
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love
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    I would Be Sad

    I would Be Sad

    I would be sad because you left me all alone
    I would be sad because the lies that you had told
    I would be sad because I got left by a girl that I adore
    I would be sad because the love Iíve had before

    I meant what I said when I said I would settle down with you
    Although I know itís not something that you were asking me to do
    And I know we are young but we wonít always be so marry me
    Letís not be that predictable young couple changing moving on
    But I can tell by watching you that thereís no chance of pushing through
    The odds are so against us you know most young love it ends like this

    I would be sad because you left me all alone
    I would be sad because the lies that you had told
    I would be sad because I got left by a girl that I adore
    I would be sad for all the love Iíve had before

    I meant what I said when I said I would rearrange my plans and change for you
    You know me Iíve always been the kind with easy confidence
    Confident enough to honestly believe that nothing out there
    Is stopping me especially not someone whoís not loving me
    Now listen here I told you I could live on without loving you
    I was bluffing then but it seems that just might have been the truth
    Well my dad told me one-day son this girl will think of what sheís done
    And hurting you will be the first of many more regrets to come
    And he said if she doesnít call than itís her fault and itís her loss
    I say itís not that simple see but then again it just may be

    I would be sad because you left me all alone
    I would be sad for the lies that you had told me
    I would be sad because I got left by a girl that I adore
    I would be sad for all the love I had before
    I would be sad for all the love I had before
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    Pretty Girl From San Diego

    Pretty Girl From San Diego

    Tell her, tell her what Iím thinkiní
    Tell her, tell her what Iím dreaminí
    And, hey, she just might just understand
    Baby would you listen to me
    Come across the kitchen to me
    And I will tell ya best I can
    ĎBout how I know you love me
    And how I want to love you back

    People, people, people, they make it sound so easy
    They say just do what your heart tells you to
    But sometimes you cannot feel it
    Sometimes you cannot hear it
    Sometimes it wonít talk back to you
    And yeah I know you love me
    And yeah I want to love you back
    And how I know you love me
    And how I want to love you bad

    Far away I hear the rhythm of a song
    Far away I get the feeling I belong, and so do you
    And it goes like this

    Oh no, no, donít want to leave you
    Oh no, I want to keep you
    Oh but I want to let you be
    Oh no, I donít want to hear you
    Say I donít want to be near you
    Oh but Iíve got to set you free
    And how I know you love me
    And how I want to love you back
    And yeah I know you love me
    And yeah I want to love you bad

    Far away I hear the rhythm of a song
    Far away I get the feeling I belong, and so do you
    And it goes like this

    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
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    Go To Sleep

    Go To Sleep

    Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
    Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
    Forgive yourself if you think that you can
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

    Twenty-one days lost at sea I fought
    For twenty-two years non-stop Iíve talked
    Through the desert, pissed drunk, and confused I walked
    I spit a tooth in the palm of my hand

    Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
    Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
    Forgive yourself if you think that you can
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

    Well the wind and the trees are ganging up on me
    They sing my funeral song in harmony
    Well I just want to walk home unaccompanied
    But they keep singing and singing and singing to meÖ
    La, La, La, La, La, La (I hear them singing)
    La, La, La, La, La, La (Singing for me)
    La, La, La, La, La, La (Oh!)

    Well I wish things were different, true, and deep
    But everything thatís so shallow is everything about me
    If only I could just take all my money and leave
    I hope the people on the ground will understand
    I hope the people out there will understand

    Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
    Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
    Forgive yourself if you think that you can
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
    La, La
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
    La, La
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
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    Hand-Me-Down-Tune

    Hand-Me-Down-Tune

    I dreamt of a suit a suit so fine I dressed my words in
    Sewn and tailor made with song in mind made of melody
    Stitched by threads of notes with perfect pitch, perfectly composed
    Sound in tune and key, a code of rhythm, and harmony
    But when I awoke my coat was worn and my words were plain
    Each song that I sang all the notes were wrong and poorly played
    Both my sleeves had holes, my knees were patched, my shoes needed soles
    No clever disguise no way to hide my offensive tone

    But I, I wish for you more than I can give, than I can do
    Yeah you, you deserve the best an anthem not my hand-me-down tune
    Yeah you, you deserve the best an anthem not my hand-me-down tune