EVEN IF

CAN'T YOU STOP

 

I was there in the beginning, when you wouldn't sit still

I was there in the beginning, when you wouldn't, no you wouldn't sit still

what genius came up with the rocket science

of sitting on your handI s ‘til they're blue

what genius came up with the rocket science

of rubber band beating yourself up too

 

And in the night sending out SOS to the wall

another novel idea was just to move your bed to the hall

can't write, can't call, can't send me a letter

about what you're dreamin', things that you're dreamin'

too late to listen, and too late to ask you what you were thinking

what you were feelin'

 

I UNDERSTAND HOW A LITTLE PAIN COULD FEEL GOOD TO YOU

I UNDERSTAND HOW A LITTLE PAIN COULD BE RELIEF TO YOU

CAN'T YOU STOP, IS THERE A WAY, WE CAN HELP YOU

CAN'T YOU STOP, IS THERE A WAY, WE CAN HELP YOU NOW

 

I the circles you run, it's become ordinary

like an errand you run, on any given day you go in

and all the experts agree, to sew you together

and then they hope it's enough, that this cuts the deepest,

they hope it's the deepest

it's gonna get, it's gonna get

 

 

I UNDERSTAND…

 

and then they hope it's enough, that this cuts the deepest,

they hope it's the deepest, it's gonna get, it's gonna get

they hope it's the deepest

it's gonna get, it's gonna get

they hope it’s the deepest

it’s gonna get, it’s gonna get

can't you stop, is there a way...

 

 

NO ONE KNOWS

 

It’s a blank page; write it how you want, as you go

It’s a story that you’ll tell, how you remember

No one knows, no one knows

 

You can be the good guy, you can be the savior

I might be drowning but rescue any stranger out of the blue

No one knows, no one knows

 

YOU WILL LEAVE, YOU WILL GO

YOU MIGHT NOT BE THERE TOMORROW

YOU WILL LEAVE, YOU WILL GO

YOU MIGHT NOT BE THERE TOMORROW

 

You’re the sunshine, lighten any room

When you’re there

You’re the punch line, bringing the relief when it’s dead in the air

No one knows, no one knows

 

It’s like magic when you appear

Out of thin air

You’re the answer to somebody’s desperate prayer

No one knows, no one knows

 

YOU WILL LEAVE...

 

Love on your terms, I don’t expect too much

Love on your terms, I accept this much, only this much

Love on your terms, I can’t rely on you

Love on your terms, like the others do

Like they think they can do

Like the others do, like they think they can do

 

YOU WILL LEAVE...

 

 

WHAT CAN I DO

 

What can I do?

I’ll worry about salvation later

What can I do?

To make this place a little bit better

Like heaven on earth, a heaven that’s here

In my little way, my little way

 

I can start small

There’s a woman that’s suffering

She needs to know

That her life can be different

She could have peace and joy and freedom so

In my little way, my little way

 

EVEN IF GOD WASN’T REAL

I STILL WANT TO DO WHAT I CAN DO

EVEN IF GOD WASN’T REAL

I STILL WANT TO DO WHAT I CAN DO

 

How can I serve you?

However humbly

One day at a time, one child at a time, one life at a time

With whatever gifts I have

They aren’t mine, but mine to give
In my little way, in my little way

 

I’m tired of this war there are people dyin’

I’m tired of this hunger there are people starvin’

So feed the people, save the people

Clothe the people, comfort the people

We can do this, we can

In my little way, my little way, some way, somehow

In my little way, my little way, some way, somehow

 

EVEN IF GOD...

 

 

 

I JUST WANT YOU

 

Can you live with your mistakes

I’m not ashamed to say

I made them all

And I don’t want to blame you for any of the hurt I felt

You can’t fix it anyway

I DON’T NEED YOU, I JUST WANT YOU...

 

 

Can you stand alone without the TV on

in the middle of the night when it all seems wrong

Can you say what you need to, let me down

disappoint me with the truth

It hurts anyway

I DON’T NEED YOU, I JUST WANT YOU...

 

May I remind you I was just fine here

Standing alone I wasn’t waiting in pain

And if you go now and leave me standing here

Holding onto water in the rain                                               

Coming down, coming down

Holding onto water

I DON’T NEED YOU, I JUST WANT YOU...

 

It’s sundown I can feel the sadness and

Leave on the bedroom floor

Cuz I’m not unique it’s only my cross to bear

I run to the mountain top say yes

I DON’T NEED YOU, I JUST WANT YOU...

 

May I remind ...

 

 

SHUT  IT  OFF  NOW

 

The weapons you choose are, the words you’re using

The words that you’re using are, really dangerous

They sound like a flower,  that is opening

All of the petals fall, into the wind

 

I'M NOT GONNA ANSWER THE PHONE

I'M GONNA SHUT IT OFF NOW

INDEFINITELY THIS TIME

THIS TIME

 

How is it I should respond in a way that protects me

From any further song and dance you do

I tell myself it’s now real, I find a way to drown you out

I'm gonna plug my ears, I’m not gonna listen now

 

I'M NOT GONNA ANSWER THE PHONE THIS TIME

I'M GONNA SHUT IT OFF

INDEFINITELY THIS TIME

THIS TIME

 

I know you’re afraid but I am not the one to help you

I really tried to even though you never listened

You no longer have a hold on my soul

it was never yours to have

 

I'M NOT GONNA ANSWER THE PHONE THIS TIME

I'M GONNA SHUT IT OFF

INDEFINITELY THIS TIME

THIS TIME

 

 

THE MONKEY INSIDE

 

I can act like I don’t hear you

Like I don’t see you, underneath

I can shut you out, try to shut you up

The more I fight to ignore you, you get in

I know you well, you know my past

You have my records up on the shelf

And I can listen, but I’m not playing them over

I’m not spinning them round and round and round in my head

 

I’LL SAY HELLO

BUT I’LL WAVE GOODBYE

I’M MOVING ON

YOU KNOW WHY

   

I don’t remember when you first showed up

Maybe you had reasons long ago

Maybe I was afraid and you tried to protect me

Or kept me from too much disappointment

Don’t be too powerful, don’t be too beautiful

But don’t be any less or you won’t be enough

Just do it perfectly, do as I say do

Not as I do, I’m confused… go away, go away

 

I’LL SAY…

 

YOU KNOW WHY

 

 

FROM THE ASHES

 

Leave me alone here, for a while

Don’t talk me out of this again

Leave me alone here, leave me for a while

Let me stay, let me stay, let me stay

 

Sometimes it’s good to cry

Let it all come down, let it dry

Kick and scream my way to freedom,

Finding out you just don’t need them

Let me stay, let me stay, let me stay

 

UNDER THE GROUND SO MUCH GOING ON

NO MATTER THE PAST IS DONE AND GONE

YOU FLY AWAY HIGH PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES

NO MATTER THE PAST IS DONE AND GONE

 

It’s bad, it’s a mess, it’s bad

No food, no water, no rest, it’s bad

Something’ bout those desperate moments’

Finding out where faith and hope is

Let me stay, let me stay, let me stay

 

UNDER THE GROUND...

 

a flower grows, rising from the dirt

the majestic rose, despite its call to earth

it grows, it grows

 

UNDER THE GROUND SO MUCH GOIN ON

NO MATTER THE PAST IS DONE AND GONE

LET ME STAY, LET ME STAY, LET ME STAY

EVEN IF

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