July

 

Drive

If you ain’t made it now, you’re never gonna make it

Seventeen people in the dark tonight.

You see some familiar faces behind the cellular lights

Chi-town in the winter, then we saw the Hollywood sign

You used to drink more than your man could , waiting for the light

Waiting for the light

Waiting for the light

Nothing like the way it feels

Nothing like the way it feels

To drive

Still remember all the words

To every song you ever heard

Drive

All the things are still in the car, let it freeze let ‘em crack

You slept through the day and the night and the day

and you’re never coming back

You’re never coming back

You’re never coming back

Nothing like the way it feels

Nothing like the way it feels

To drive

Still remember all the words

To every song you ever heard

Drive

 

1923

1923, he sent a letter, and it reached me

some things never change

be it a river, or be it your name

 

I called you

From another century

To see if the world had been kind and sweet

And it really seems that the shadows

Have stopped following your every beat

Baby come back to me

Oh, the strangest things are happening

To everyone round here

But somethings never change

You’re still missing from my days

Firecrackers

Firecrackers

Burned into heaven on the floor

My attackers

It’s me, it’s me, it’s me you’re looking for

 

July 4th of last year we spilled all the blood,

How’d you spend your summer days?

I know better now I don’t call you up at night

Cause baby you’re a ghost and I have changed

 

I saw your face everywhere I looked

You sat across from me

And baby I’m a ghost when you’re away

I told you all about my days

You told me where you lived

And we have drunk our summers away

We have drunk our summers away

Firecrackers

Burned into heaven on the floor

My attackers

It’s me, it’s me, it’s me you’re looking for

Saturday maybe you’ll come down to see me

And we’ll walk around

I know better now I don’t get as high

That I can’t see the leaves turn

From green to brown

 

We are coming back

I died when you left

Everyone said you were the righteous one

Down the streets that I walk along

Down in the house where I lock the walls

Down to the basement with my childhood charms

You came running

We are coming back

Cause everything is here

We are coming back

Cause everything is here

Seasons they pass

Everyone says you are a righteous path

Still I live many miles away

So I can miss you a little every day

Back to the house where we lost our way

You came running

We are coming back ’cause everything is here

We are coming back cause everything is here

 

Dead City Emily 

I was coming apart those days

I don’t give a damn about the way

Colors on the trees

Change from red to green

It’s a dead city

Emily

O, I was ablaze

Still I had to stay with that bed

Emily

 

Oh I saw the light today,

Opened up the door

Any other man would have run, run away

‘Em, we’re stuck inside the war

Any other man would have run, run away

Emily he’s something more

I was coming apart those days

I don’t give a damn about the way

Birds fly in the breeze

Things you say to me

It’s a dead city

Emily

I cannot recall

Loving this at all

It’s a dead city in between

Oh, I saw the light today

Opened up the door

Any other man would have run, run away

‘Em we’re stuck inside the war

Oh it looks so bright today

Opened up the door

Any other man would have run, run away

Emily he’s something more

Any other man would have run, run away

From that house and to the shore

 

Was It A Dream

I keep thinking it was a dream

That I hit you when you’re down

I keep changing everything

From the river to the town

 

Was it a dream, or something sinister

I got a better half inside I know you know

 

I keep thinking it was a dream

That you never come around

Put all the time we spent

In a box in my old town

Was it a dream, or something sinister

I got a better half inside I know you know

It’s true that I lost a year

Stumbling from room to room

Hoping I’d wake up somehow next to you

That I was in the mirror looking through

It’s the same world but everything is new

 

I’ve got your name

Changed in a rest-stop into my dress

Made sure not to touch the floor

I’ve done that kind of thing before

Drove down 95 put on my eyes

In the rearview mirror as I entered New York

You stopped calling out my way

You stopped calling altogether

I may be another feather but I got your name

Riding back to Massachusetts

Couldn’t even see from snow,

the road was studded with Christmas trees

I saw Fire

I saw Fire then

 

Desire

I sent my song too soon

You didn’t free me at all

And I barely needed you

When you’re driving through the towns

And you start to missing me

Through Tennessee

I had it all wrong

I was about to believe

That I could fall for you

And you had eyes for me

You’ve got it all wrong

I was about to believe

That you had desire for me

You’ve got no lines on your face

And mine are mapping out the spots where we lay

And I’m coming to see you ain’t a thing like you say

As you cross LA

Anyone Else

 I hardly think about you anymore

Except when I see the water and the sand on the ocean floor

All the years that I held you close

You should have been anyone else…. I know

All the years that I held you close

You should have been anyone else … I know

Sometimes the night brings me back to you

And I look at the time spent wasted on you

What a lie you are living now

You could have been somebody’s better side

What a lie you are living now

You could have been somebody’s better side

 

Holiday in

I called you when I was drunk all the time

Stuck on the mountain in winter’s prime

Layin on the floor I knew

you were never mine

holed up at the Holiday Inn,

and I’d rather watch crime tv than see you again

peeled off the bed

I heard what you said

In the white screen glare

You see me and want to walk away

You got a girl waiting on a rock by the bay

Your fantasy’s gone forever and you’ve got nothing to say

I stood on the pier waiting for you

After the show, the ships went by

Said hello but knew it was finally goodbye

You see me and you got nothing to say

You have a girl in every state

I know I’m in the way

My fantasy’s gone forever

And I’ve got nothing to say

 

Nothing in my heart

 Oh we’re building a love song

I can’t bare to see you go
I know things aren’t the best for us

And it’s starting to show

Take a plane and I promise

To put honey in your jar

Maybe it’s the weather

But I’ve got nothing in my heart

Got into the car today

But didn’t go outside

Maybe we’re too far gone to try

Take a plane and I promise

To put honey in your jar

Maybe it’s the weather

But I’ve got nothing in my heart