Save Me, Emily

Oh, no
Strong out the gate
Started great
Now you're leaving me low

Oh, no
Thought I could wait
Now it's late
And I'm leaving alone

I can't understand why I keep stalling
Baby, we both know you mean it
Don't want to be here, but I keep falling
Baby, we both know I need you to

Save me, Emily
No time for medical
Can't you see that I'm critical?
Save me, Emily

Yeah

Hey now
Why don't you treat me the same now
Now like you'd treat me before?

Tell me if the flame's out
Throw out my brain it's just a waste
I can't keep anymore

I can't understand why I keep stalling
Baby, we both know you mean it
Don't want to be here, but I keep falling
Baby, we both know I need you to

Save me, Emily
No time for medical
Can't you see that I'm critical
Save me, Emily

Hold on forever
Wake me whenever
Take these scars I'm healing for you
Hold on forever
Wake me whenever
Make me forever yours

Save me, Emily
No time for medical
Can't you see that I'm critical
Save me, Emily
No time for medical
Can't you see that I'm there
Save me, Emily

Yeah

The Middle

Everybody's leaving soon
Gotta make my way back home
There's no conversation calming
The cold that's in my bones
There's no use speaking I couldn't talk to save my soul
Got no use breathing
I can see that I'm alone

Don't want you playing my heart like a fiddle
I want you treating me right
Don't want to be but I'm caught in the middle
I want to see you tonight

Is it too late to talk?
Would I only keep you up?
I know I'm crazy calling you only when I'm drunk
But can't explain just what every touch you leave me is like
My heart is reeling
I can feel it
I'm alive

Don't want you playing my heart like a fiddle
I want you treating me right
Don't want to be but I'm caught in the middle
I want to see you tonight

Don't want you breaking me open
Don't want you bleeding me dry
Don't want you tearing my heart into pieces
Like I believe that you tried

Don't want you breaking me open
Don't want you bleeding me dry
Don't want you tearing my heart into pieces
Like I believe that you tried

Don't want you playing my heart like a fiddle
I want you treating me right
Don't want to be but I'm caught in the middle
I want to see you tonight

Don't want you playing my heart like a fiddle
I want you treating me right
Don't want to be but I'm caught in the middle
I want to see you tonight

Never Known

Tell me if you wanna see me tonight
You can let it roll, just see where the night leads
But if you're leaving alone, and I'm leaving too
I'll leave with you just ask
Is it so terrible?
I see what you like
You don't need to lie

Wake up in the morning, leave if you like
Think of all the other places you might be
But if you'll be there alone, like I'll be here soon
I'm easy to get back to
If you tell me I can leave you a light

You know you don't need my permission to go
Won't beg you to plead your position
You can stay if you're not itching to go
If I see where it's going
It's only got me wishing that I'd never known

You can be unknown to me if you like
You can be another stranger beside me
But if you're feeling at all like I'm feeling
Why leave if you don't have to?
What's so terrible with treating me right?

You know you don't need my permission to go
Won't beg you to plead your position
You can stay if you're not itching to go
If I see where it's going
It's only got me wishing that I'd never known
It's only got me wishing that I'd never known
It's only got me wishing that I'd never known

Baby, if I don't forget you remind me
Baby, if I don't forget you remind me
Baby, if I don't forget you remind me

Mmmm

Tell Her

Button up
Batten down
Gotta brace for what's before me
Gotta do what's always scared me half to death

I'm pushing off
Setting out
Gotta make my way exploring
See the forest for the trees that I collect

So long
Tell me if there's something to know because I can't
Hold on to nothing

Tell her
Tell her I'm sorry I left when I did
But I felt the earth crumbling as she started to slip
And I knew then
I knew I would leave her

I'm cutting off
Blacking out
I gotta face my fears alone here
Gotta break these bonds and leave them for the wild

I'm smoking up
Passing out
Fight away my feelings for me
Gotta be this kind of creature for a while

So long
Tell me if there's something to know because I can't
Hold on to nothing
To nothing

Tell her
Tell her I'm sorry I left when I did
But I felt the earth crumbling as she started to slip
And I knew then, I knew I would leave her

Tell her
Tell her I'm sorry I left when I did
But I felt the earth crumbling as she started to slip
And I knew then

So long
So long
So

I wanna race out in the morning
I wanna see my future forming
I wanna see you at a distance from the top

Waiting for You (To Come Dance)

Talk is cheap so end the call 
Drop my things come running to you 
Blame it on the alcohol for things that I don't normally do 

Drinking at the bar before three 
Kissing where the customers see 
And I'm the envy of the boys who all would kill for this chance 
But the tango takes two 
And I'm waiting for you to come dance 

First you're hot and then you're cold 
Tell me if you're out or you're in 
Say you want and then you don't 
Either way you cut it you win 

Playing up the part where we meet 
When it comes it's so bittersweet 
'Cause I'm ready for the call to come to you for romance 
But the tango takes two 
And I'm waiting for you to come dance 

I'm there if you call 
Say you want me or care if at all 
If I'm wrong, sue me 
No stranger to that 
You can stay with the one that you left 

Tell me what you want me to be 
Maybe just a fond memory 
Or would anybody else have been as good in your glance 
'Cause the tango takes two 
And I'm waiting for you to come dance

Crooked Books

She never bothered with me 
Just shackled her reins and heart 
To the same damn car that she left 
To me a mistake, one of many I bet 

The flame should have went out with the cold 
Still sing in the pews of her choir 
Throwing fuel to fire 
She's melting my heart till it breaks, one of many I bet 

So let me down before I settle 
Into this snare that I've prepared to be alone 

Help burn these crooked books that never 
Taught me how to be a man 
All my thoughts like paintings on the wall 
That always seemed to look much better before honesty began 
To meddle softly when I met her 

Help me keep from falling apart 
Since when has a road I took 
Ever taught me to look for the brakes 
Still leading the chase won't admit it, I guess 

The same would happen now if she left 
I'd still be as star-eyed and dumb but a hero to some 
Still singing my part that I miss you 
Still blowing my kiss through the wind and rain 

So let me down before I settle 
Into this snare that I've prepared to be alone 

Help burn these crooked books that never 
Taught me how to be a man 
All my thoughts like paintings on the wall 
That always seemed to look much better before honesty began 
To meddle softly when I met her 

But if I fall remind me 
The saddest years behind me 
Wasted and lost to be alone 
Whatever comes and goes 
Just let old fears control them 
Safe in my thoughts and never told 

Help burn these crooked books that never 
Taught me how to be a man 
All my thoughts like paintings on the wall 
That always seemed to look much better before honesty began 
To meddle softly when I met her

I'm Fine

You don't have to be here 
You don't have to see to know 
I'm doing just the same as when you go 
Standing where you left me in your dust and feeling low 
Doing nothing big comported to you 

But have no fear for me 
Take your tears and leave 

When will you believe that I'm fine 
When will you believe that I'm alright 
There's absolutely nothing I'm trying to hide 
As bad as you wish I were lying 

Never called to see you 
Still you're calling me to say 
Lose your number, lost it anyway 
You don't have to tell me 
That I'm better off alone 
Your good for nothing games said it all 

So have no fear for me 
Take your tears and leave 

When will you believe that I'm fine 
When will you believe that I'm alright 
There's absolutely nothing I'm trying to hide 
As bad as you wish I were lying 

Work is hard but paying me fine 
I'm starting out again but's alright 
Is it any wonder you'd start a fight 
You're mad I'll forget you in time 

You thought I would cave like the others 
You'd call and I'd lose my mend 
You're bent out of shape to discover 
I'm already off of the line 

You thought I would do what you wanted 
Would pay any cost and more 
That rather than lose you come running 
There before long, but you're wrong 
I don't care anymore 

When will you believe that I'm fine 
When will you believe that I'm alright 
There's absolutely nothing I'm trying to hide 
As bad as you wish I were lying 

Work is hard but paying me fine 
I'm starting out again but's alright 
Is it any wonder you'd start a fight 
You're mad I'll forget you in time

The Dark

Where am I going 
Where have I been 
Ain't seen your face here since I don't know when 
Same conversations 
No news to send 
Friends came and left 
Now they're gone with the wind 
I'm waving hello 
Or watching them go 
Shining as they move in their arcs 
Am I going in or coming out of the dark 

No voices calling 
Or pulling me back 
Road with the train to the end of the track 
But station to station 
It all looks the same 
Gray as a headstone 
And cold as the grave 
The flame's getting low 
I'm watching this glow 
Dying or just losing its spark 
Am I going in or coming out of the dark 

The weather here falls 
The same as it all does 
The tide pulls me under 
I'm cold and bereft 
Just the same as it was where I left 

I can't see at all 
If you love me then call 
And tell me 'cause I'm losing the mark 
Am I going in or coming out of the dark

Vandalize

We used to be good 
We were living it up 
I thought that everything was 
I gave you my heart but you're giving it up 
Call it whatever you want 

If it helps to heal the wounds, you win the fight 
If I had it coming, feel you're in the right 

If love was here then it died 
But you could count upon your friends to mend your life 
No more tears 
No more lies 
When you're out again in time 
When you're once again in love 
When you've found another heart to vandalize 

I try to be cool 
But you're making it tough 
I've thought of everything but 
You say you want more 
But you've taken enough 
I've done whatever you want 
Now you'd rather call than see me to remark 
Guess you've had your fun so leave me in the dark 

If love was here then it died 
But you could count upon your friends to mend your life 
No more tears 
No more lies 
When you're out again in time 
When you're once again in love 
When you've found another heart to vandalize 

You'll see when you're out there on your own 
With no direction where to go 
You'll need another me to find 
Now you're leaving me alone 

When you're out again in time 
When you're once again in love 
When you've found another heart to vandalize

Let It Roll

Head over heels with your friends from the bar 
Harder to get than she looked from afar but she was 
I go to move but I'm pinned to the floor 
Heads in the car and my heart's in the war like it does 

It comes, it goes 
It's hard to hear that life's not fair but there you go 
Win some, get close 
And some defeats are hard to bear but let it roll 

I'm here as often and long as she lets 
Grant me the time and I know I could get her for once 
Just give me a chance and I'll show you a star 
I'll sing a song, I could play my guitar if she wants 

It comes, it goes 
It's hard to hear that life's not fair but there you go 
Win some, get close 
And some defeats are hard to bear but let it roll 

I should have stayed instead of leaving 
Regret it even as I go 
Ain't life a constant state of grieving 
At least that's all I've ever known 

It comes, it goes 
It's hard to hear that life's not fair but there you go 
Win some, get close 
And some defeats are hard to bear but let it roll