Save Yourself

 
 

Did I leave
Did I go
Cause someone said that
I should leave you long ago
Did I think
Did I know
Or understand that
I would need you down the road

I'm suffering in my bed here alone
Have any others been in your own

You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always
You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always

Am I weak
Am I wrong
To wanna save that
Remember feeling I belong
Can I speak
Can I call
I shouldn't sat that
I would rather see you rigt or wrong

I'm suffering in my bed here alone
Have any others been in your own

You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always

You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always

Leave
I'll leave when you know
You were the best heartbreak

I'd thank you for more
Please, please
I'm deep in your throes
Give you the rest after it's taken its toll

You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always
You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always

You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always
You know it's safe if you save yourself for me
You always
You always will

Man Enough

Why did I leave you there alone
How could the talk I prepared have gone
Over as bad as I'm afraid it was
Why did I leap if there's no rope
Why did I jump if I'm scared of going
Over the edge above the great unknown

Why am I leaving now when action's this close
Right when I see the moment passing it goes

Just don't think I'm man enough, but wait
Maybe the next time I'll find a way
Maybe the next time I'll find a way, yeah

Just don't think I'm man enough, but wait
Maybe the next time I'll find a way
Maybe the next time

Find how to speak when I'm scared to blow it
Finally ask whaat I'm scared of knowing
Find all the answers I want can't save me from the fall

Why am I leaving now when action's this close
Right when I see the moment passing it goes

Just don't think I'm man enough, but wait
Maybe the next time I'll find a way
Maybe the next time I'll find a way, yeah

Just don't think I'm man enough, but wait
Maybe the next time I'll find a way

Maybe the next time
Maybe the next time
Maybe the next time
Maybe the next time
Maybe the next time

Be Free

Where do I belong?
Tell me why I'm here and what's taking this long
When can I move on?
I'm ready for confirmation to come

It's the first thought I compete with every morning
Before I'm even on my feet I pray and I repeat

I don't wanna be this
Don't wanna be that
Don't wanna give up
I wanna give back
I wanna be free by whatever means
Whatever you want from me I wanna be

Where did I go wrong?
Give me back the years that are wasted and gone
Say you won't be long
I've been waiting here for salvation to come

It's the first thought I compete with every morning
Before I'm even on my feet I pray and I repeat

I don't wanna be this
Don't wanna be that
Don't wanna give up
I wanna give back
I wanna be free by whatever means
Whatever you want from me I wanna be, be, be

I wanna be clear
Starting right here
I'm getting this act together
Whatever you wish
Top of my list
I'll make you this pact forever
I wanna be set free by whatever is holding me back
Show the way, show the way, show the way

Yeah

I don't wanna be this
Don't wanna be that
Don't wanna give up
I wanna give back
I wanna be free by whatever means
Whatever you want from me I wanna be

I don't wanna be this
Don't wanna be that
Don't wanna give up
I wanna give back
I wanna be free by whatever means
Whatever you want from me I wanna be, be, be

I wanna be

I wanna be free by whatever means

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