Hanginaround

She sat right down on the sofa
Says where have you been?
I been waiting for you
Cause last night I had something so good
These days get so long
And I got nothing to do

I been hangin’ around this town on the corner
I been bummin’ around this old town so long
I been hangin’ around this town on the corner
I been bummin’ around this old town way too long

We spend all day getting sober
Just hiding from daylight
Watching tv
We just look a lot better in the blue light
Well you know I gotta get out
Well I’m stuck so tight weighed by the chains that keep me

Hangin’ around this town on the corner
I been bummin’ around this old town too long
I been hangin’ around this town on the corner
I been bummin’ around this old town way too long

This girl listens to the band play
She says where have you been?
I been lying right here on the floor
(right here on the floor)
Well I got all this time to be waiting
For what is mine
to be hating
What I am
After the love has faded

Hangin’ around this town on a corner
I been bummin’ around this old town so long
I been hangin’ around this town on a corner
I been bummin’ around this old town for way way way way way too longway way way way too long
way way way way too long
way way way way too long

(live insert) oh my god i say
get up real early in the morning
dont get up ‘till the afternoon
Son, I see the day is dawning?
(she said well get up get dressed get out)
Its almost have past noon?

Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby

Well I woke up in mid afternoon cause that’s when it all hurts the most
I dream I never know anyone at the party and I’m always the host
If dreams are like movies then memories are films about ghosts
You can never escape, you can only move south down the coast
Well I am an idiot walking a tightrope of fortune and fame
I am an acrobat swinging trapezes through circles of flame
If you’ve never stared off into the distance then your life is a shame
And though I’ll never forget your face sometimes I can’t remember my name

Hey, Mrs. Potter, don’t cry
Hey, Mrs. Potter, I know why
But, hey, Mrs. Potter, won’t you talk to me

Well there’s a piece of Maria in every song that I sing
And the price of a memory is the memory of the sorrow it brings
And there is always one last light to turn out and one last bell to ring
And the last one out of the circus has to lock up everything
Or the elephants will get out and forget to remember what you said
Oh and the ghosts of the tilt-o-whirl will linger inside of your head
Oh and the Ferris wheel junkies will spin there forever instead
When I see you, a blanket of stars covers me in my bed

Hey, Mrs. Potter, don’t go, I said
Hey, Mrs. Potter, I don’t know, but
Hey, Mrs. Potter, won’t you talk to me

Well all the blue light reflections that color my mind when I sleep
And the lovesick rejections that accompany the company I keep
All the razor perceptions that cut just a little too deep
Hey, I can bleed as well as anyone but I need someone to help me sleep
So I throw my hand into the air and it swims in the beams
It’s just a brief interruption of the swirling dust sparkle jet stream
Well I know I don’t know you and you’re probably not what you seem
Aw, but I’d sure like to find out
So why don’t you climb down off that movie screen

Hey, Mrs. Potter, don’t turn
Hey, Mrs. Potter, I burn for you
Hey, Mrs. Potter, won’t you talk to me

When the last king of Hollywood shatters his glass on the floor
And orders another
Well, I wonder what he did that for
That’s when I know that I have to get out cause I have been there before
So I gave up my seat at the bar and I head for the door. Yeah.
We drove out to the desert just to lie down beneath this bowl of stars
We stand up in the Palace, like it’s the last of the great pioneer town bars
Aw, we shout out these songs against the clang of electric guitars
Well, you can see a million miles tonight
But you can’t get very far
Aw, you can see a million miles tonight
But you can’t get very far

Hey, Mrs. Potter, I won’t touch and
Hey, Mrs. Potter, it’s not much but
Hey, Mrs. Potter, won’t you talk to me (3X)

Amy hit the atmosphere

If I could make it rain today
And wash away this sunny day down to the gutter
I would
Just to get a change of pace
Things are getting worse, but I feel a lot better
And that’s all that really matters to me

Well, Amy hit the atmosphere
Caught herself a rocket ride out of this gutter
And she’s never coming back I fear
Anytime it rains she just feels a lot better
And that’s all that really matters to me

We’ve waited so long
For someone to take us back home
It just takes so long
Meanwhile all the days go drifting away
And some of us sink like a stone
Waiting for mothers to come

There has to be a change I’m sure
Today was just a day fading into another
And that can’t be what a life is for
And anything she said well she feels a lot better
And that’s all that really matters to me

We’ve waited so long
For someone to take us back home
It just takes so long
Meanwhile all the days go drifting away
And some of us sink like a stone
Waiting for mothers to come

I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know
I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know
All I really know is I wanna know
And all I really know is I don’t wanna know
(repeated 6 times)

Four Days

All I want is something good
It gets harder every time
She is leaving here tonight
Take a breath
Take your time
Spread your wings and rise

Make a mark upon the wall
Paint your face and pass the time
Close your eyes as she ascends
Hold your breath and ease your mind
Forty thousand times
Time …fades into the night

They descend and then they climb
Feathers falling through the night
Have you seen Ohio rise?
It has been four days and nights

All I want is something fine
It gets harder every time
She is sleeping far away
Take a breath
take your time
Spread your wings and rise
Rise into the black Ohio skies

All my friends

Thought I might get a rocket ride
When I was a child
But it was a lie
That I told myself when I needed something good

At 17 had a better dream
Now I’m 33 and it isn’t me
But I’d think of something better if I could

All my friends and lovers
Will leave me behind
And I’m still looking for a girl
One way or another
I’m just hoping to find a way
To put my feet out in the world

Caught some grief from a falling leaf
As she tumbled into the dirty ground
And said I should have put her back there if I could
Well everyone needs a better day
And I’m tryin’ to find me a better way
To get through the things I do and the things I should

All my friends and lovers
Will leave me alone
To try to have a little fun
One way or another
I just wish I had known
To go out walking in the sun
To find out if you were the one

Does it make you wanna come a little closer now?
And did you want to dance with me?
Did you wanna hum a little harder now?
Can you see her?
Waiting there
Can you see her?
Because I’m almost there
Can you see her
Waiting there for someone like me

Well all you want is a beauty queen
But not a superstar
But everybody’s dream machine
All you want is a place to lay your head
You go to sleep dreamin’ how you would
Be a different kind if you thought you could
But you come awake the way you are instead

All my friends and lovers
They shine like the sun
Well I just turn and walk away
One way or another
I’m not comin’ undone
I’m just waiting for the day
All my friends

Ah
All my friends
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Ah ah

High life

Such a life
Such a life
Such a life
“such a life, such a life,such a life,
I’m a comet (common, uncommon?).. honestly
I don’t know why”

All my friends got flowers in their eyes
But I got none this season
All of last year’s blooms have gone and died
Time doesn’t give a reason
well hey maybe you ask yourself
Sometimes what you need to be forgiven
Everything that you ever done wrong
Is the reason that I’m driven
Straight to tears

Waiting here for you
Wanting to tell you
How I get me ends and my beginnings mixed up, too
Just the way you do
I thought if I told you
You might want to stay for just another day or two

It’s just like answers that come in small packages that go in the mail
Waiting for the trains that just never come
Beginning to believe in The disappearing nature of the people we have been
We have begun to change
Into the worst kind of people
So unkind Oh apologies
No apologies
This apology doesn’t describe
The way it feels to feel for you

Waiting here for you
Wanting to tell you
How I find myself slowly disappearing, too
Just the way you do
I thought if I told you
You might want to help me to remain with you

I just wanna stay for a little while
I wanna stay a little while
Oh, come on (4 times)

Cause there’s a night life just falling down on me
I just feel like a change
Beneath the sun in the summer a sea of flowers
Won’t bloom without the rain

But oh this desert life
This high life
Here at the dying end of the day
I wasn’t made for the scene, baby
But I was made in this scene, baby
It’s just my way
I don’t wanna go home alone
I wanna come on home to you

Waiting here for you
Wanting to tell you
How I line my sky with all the silver I can use
Just the way you do
I thought if I told you
You might want to stay for just another day or two

(whispering-like)
Isn’t that just like disappearing into the sum of yourself
and the person you are disappearing into
it’s like one plus one equals nothing at all
one plus two equals nothing at all
one plus me equals nothing at all
one plus you equals one plus you equals you equals
you and you and you and
nothing at all (repeated 10 times)

Colorblind

I am colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready
I am ready
I am ready
I am

Taffy stuck, tongue tied
Stuttered shook and uptight
Pull me out from inside
I am ready
I am ready
I am ready
I am…fine

I am covered in skin
No one gets to come in
Pull me out from inside
I am folded, and unfolded, and unfolding
I am

Colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready
I am ready
I am ready
I am… fine
I am… fine
I am fine

I wish I was a girl

The devil’s in the dreamin’
He tells you I’m not sleepin’
In my motel room alone
With nothing to believe in
You dive into the traffic rising up
And it’s so quiet
You’re surprised and then you wake

For all the things you’re losing
You might as well resign yourself to try and make a change
And I’m going down to Hollywood
They’re gonna make a movie from the things
That they find crawling round my brain

I wish I was a girl
So that you could believe me
And I could shake this static every time I try to sleep
I wish for all the world
That I could say
Hey, Elizabeth, you know I’m doing all right
These days

The devil’s in the dreamin’
You see yourself descending
From the building to the ground
And you watch the sky receding
And you spin to see the traffic
Rising up and it’s so quiet
And you’re surprised and then you wake

For all the things I’m losing
I might as well resign myself to try and make a change
And I’m going down to Hollywood
They’re gonna make a movie from the things
That they find crawling round my brain

I wish I was a girl
So that you could believe me
And I could shake this static every time I try to sleep
I wish for all the world
That I could say
Hey, Elizabeth, you know I’m doing all right
These days

And one of these dreams
You forgive me
It makes me think of the bad decisions
That keep you at home
How could anyone else have changed
But these are wrong conclusions
That leave you alone
How could everyone rearrange
How could everyone else have changed
What I see
I believe

For all the things I’m losing
I might as well resign myself to try and make a change
And I’m going down to Hollywood
They’re gonna make a movie from the things
That they find crawling round my brain
Well I can’t sleep at night (4 times)

Speedway
(I’m outta here you bitch)

I get so nervous – I’m shaking
It’s so I got no pride at all
It gets so bad but I just keep coming back for more
Guess I just get off on that stuff

thinkin bout taking some time
thinkin about leavin soon

I got some things I can’t tell anyone
I got some thing’s I just can’t say
There the kinda things that no one knows about
just need somebody to talk to me

I’m thinkin about leaving tomorrow
I’m thinkin about being on my own
Think I’ve been wasting my time
thinkin about getting out
thinkin about getting out

In all this time
the bottom line
you dont know how much I feel
you say you see but I dont agree.
Don’t know – dont know how I feel.

Just trying to get myself some gravity
your just trying to get me to say.
Sometimes I sit here looking down apon los angeles
Sometimes I’m floating away

Thinkin about breaking myself
Thinkin about getting back home
Think Ive been waiting way to long
Thinkin ‘bout getting out
Thinkin ‘bout getting out
Thinkin ‘bout getting out

St. Robinson and his cadillac dream

Staring out of his window as the world rushes by
Arthur Robinson closes the glass and replies,
“I dream of ballerinas and I don’t know why?
But I see Cadillac’s sailing.

I was born on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay
Maryland and Virginia have faded away
And I keep thinking tomorrow is coming today
So I am endlessly waiting

The comet is coming between
Me and the girl who could make it all clean
Out there in the shadow of the modern machine
walks St. Robinson in his Cadillac dream

Carrie’s down in her basement all toe shoes and twinned
With the girl in the mirror who spins when she spins,
From where you think you will end up to the state that you’re in
Your reflection approaches and recedes again. Yeah

And the comet is coming between
Me and the girl who could make it all clean
Out in the shadow of the modern machines
Walks St. Robinson in his Cadillac dream

I had a dream of a black car that shimmers and drives
Down the length of the evening to the carnival’s side
In a house where regret is a carousel ride
We are spinning and spinning and spinning

There’s a hole in the ceiling down through which I fell
There’s a girl in the basement coming out of her shell
And there are people who will say they knew me so well
I may not go to heaven…
I hope that you go to hell!

The comet is coming between
Me and the girl who could make it all clean
out there in the shadow of a modern machine
Walks St. Robinson in his Cadillac dream
In his dream.
St. Robinson in his dream.
Some people are never quite what they seem
Come on baby come on baby
Let’s just get into my car and drive.

Kid things (bonus track)
(live lyrics are different from official transcripts)

What’s there that makes you want to be lonely
What’s there to keep you sitting at home
He’d always say no no no as if he wanted you to be hungry
well the same things you’re missing
could get you into something else
Better leave when to stay is only
nothing but being alone

what I wanted you to know
is Kid things
seemed like nothing at all
kid things
make it better than it was
Kid things
seemed like nothing at all
but kid things
make it better than it was

hey what you got that makes you want to be lonely
hey what you got that makes it a better way to be
she said No no no i can’t get any love and it’s a sunday.
I said oh yeah what makes you think I wanted it that way.
cause one or two more smiles from you and
i don’t need anything else.

what I wanted you to know
is kid things
seemed like nothing at all
kid things
make it better than it was
we’re just kids
we spend all night on the phone
it’s a kid thing
but i sleep better when i’m not alone
what i want right now
is just some more
gimme more..

Hey what you think
is you’re not getting any younger
What i know is that you’re not really very old
i know you wanna say No no no
it feels much better in the summer
well if it isn’t warm where you’re sittin’
then kitten come on in out of the cold
Cause all I know is when I’m with you
well I don’t need anything else.

what I wanted you to know
is Kid things
seemed like nothing at all
and kid things
make it better than it was
We’re just kids…
we spend all night on the phone
It’s a kid thing..
so i sleep better
when i’m not alone
Kid things
seemed like nothing at all
kid things
make it better than it was
We’re just kids…
Just like driving a car…
it’s a kid thing
and the further out the closer in you are