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BEATEN BROKEN HEART

 

I told everybody, about my friend.

And a somewhere girl, that done him in.

I saw everybody, laughing when.

The pictures on the wall, came crashing in.

They're about to tear him limb from limb.

They ain't bout nothing, real good friends.

They're about to take apart his,

Beaten,broken, heart.

And I hear them.

 

I fought everybody.

I fought 'em hard.

Caught a glimpse of how the, world ain't one.

Now i have nobody ... but that's all right.

I can't believe I'm grown, until I'm alone.

I can't imagine anything.

Could stand against this freezing.

They're about to take apart his,

Beaten, broken, heart.

And I hear them.

 

 

FALLEN ANGEl

 

Last night at the bar, I spoke with a poet from afar.

I'll never forget his squinty eyes.

He had long dark hair and dirty shoes ...

looked like he'd been traveling for miles and miles.

He was into the blues, and I asked him where he was going to.

He said, "I'm just wandering around. Traveling from town to town. Sometimes I'm up. Sometimes I'm down ..."

 

'Cause there's something about this place.

The sun shining on my face.

I just want to live , love, and feel free.

You should do the same.

Kick off your shoes, dance in the rain.

"Cause there's so much to see.

Don't let it slip away ...

 

He asked me where I was going to, and if anything was wrong.

He said I looked a little blue, and maybe I should be moving on.

I told him I was a singer, trying to spread some good around. We talked for awhile about the power of words and the seduction of song. I told him my soul was wearing a little thin ... and I felt like an outsider looking in. He turned around to look at me, and he shook his head.

"Girl, you should be in pictures," he said.

 

There's something about this place. The sun shining on my face.

I want to live, love and feel free.

You should do the same.

Kick off your shoes, dance in the rain.

"Cause there's so much to see ...

Don't let it slip away ...

 

So I watched this man, finish another Bud from a can.

He never told me his name, but I'll never forget his face.

Old and weathered from the sun ... man ... that guy, he looked like he was on the run.

He settled up his tab, grabbed his notepad, and I watched him slowly disappear into the street.

I think maybe he was a fallen angel ... and maybe he fell for me.

No, I'll never forget those words he said, now I see.

That he's watching over me.

This is heaven.

Heaven to me.

 

There's something about this place ...

Sun, shine on my face.

I want to live, love and feel free baby.

You should do the same.

Kick off you shoes, dance in the rain.

'Cause there's so much to see.

I said, "There's something about this place. Sun, shine on my face.

I'm living and loving. I feel free baby.

You should do the same.

Kick off your shoes, dance in the rain.

"Cause there's so much to see ...

Don't let it slip away ..."

 

Last night at the bar, I spoke with a poet from afar.

I'll never forget his squinty eyes.

He had long dark hair and dirty shoes.

He looked like he's been traveling for miles, and miles, and miles ...

 

 

I DO

 

Driving down the road, thinking about you.

And all those crazy things we use to do.

It's been ten years since we've been in school.

I'm listening to Dylan, what he said is true.

"Time is like a jet plane, it moves too fast."

But I believe, all we've shared can last.

Forever, I do.

What does that mean?

What does that mean to you?

Forever, you do.

You do what your heart says ...

I wish the best for you.

I do.

Yes, I do.

I do.

 

Cruising faster than an SST.

Super Sonic Transport, carry me.

So many signs saying which way to go ...

I know, if I'm gonna go your way, I've got to take it slow.

'Cause you go, on down the back roads, you stop to smell the roses.

I gotta get there before another door closes.

 

Forever, I do.

What does that mean?

What does that mean to you?

Forever, you do.

You do what your heart says ...

I wish the best for you.

 

I do.

Yes, I do.

Oh- I do.

 

I'm at the top.

I'm under the midnight sun.

Thinking about the things,

that I should of, could, of, would of, done.

"Life's a drag, when you're living in the past,"

Tom Petty said.

Memory lane it's so long.

I lost my way, and I crashed and burned ...

but not this time, no I'm taking a right turn.

 

Turn, turn, I'm turning around again.

Learn, learning, learning from you my friend.

Turn, turning, and I can't wait to see you again.

Left, right, up, down around ...

 

Forever, I do.

What does that mean?

What does that mean to you?

Forever, you do.

You do what your heart says ...

I wish the best ...

I wish the best ...

I wish the best ...

For you.

I do.

 

 

IS THIS LOVE

 

I'm all alone, waiting for the phone to ring.

No longer wasted, you're gone.

Loving me is not easy I know.

At least I keep you on your toes.

I'm so sorry if i hurt you.

 

Is this love? Love for real?

This time I feel.

I don't feel like giving up.

I'm not scared or confused.

I'm not angry and it's all because of you.

 

I know I can talk too much sometimes.

Sometimes, I persuade you with my smile.

I'm just looking for a little fun, I need you.

You're my sunshine.

I, showed you sights no ones ever seen ...

you were different, you weren't so mean.

I didn't mean to scare you.

I'm so sorry if I hurt you.

 

Is this love? Love for real.

This time I feel.

I don't feel like giving up, no.

I'm not scared or confused.

I'm not angry, and it's all because of you.

 

You pick me up, you make me high.

It's so- cold outside.

I, wish I was at home and we were all alone.

Oh, just you and I.

I, showed you sides no ones ever seen.

You were different, you weren't so mean.

I didn't mean to scare you.

I'm so sorry if I hurt you.

I'm so sorry if I hurt you.

I'm so sorry if I hurt you.

I'm so sorry ...

 

Is this love? Love for real?

This time I feel.

I don't feel like giving up, no.

I'm not scared, or confused.

I'm not angry, and it's all because of you.

 

This is love.

Love for real.

This time I feel.

There were times I couldn't take it, times I didn't think we'd make it.

But we always seem to see them through.

Loving me is not easy I know.

I know.

I'm so sorry if I hurt you.

 

 

MY MISTAKE

 

I can't tell you what happened that day.

Darling, no not when you're awake.

So I'll stay up late at night watching you sleeping.

No, I can't tell you what happened that day.

You might run away darling.

So I'll stay up late at night watching you sleeping.

And when your dreaming, I'll whisper my mistake.

 

I've been living my life.

Wishing this wrong away.

Hey, I know what you're thinking, I must have been drinking, to act this way.

OK

I needed some attention.

Something I just couldn't get from you.

You were so far away, and I wanted to play.

I was lonely ...

Waiting for you.

 

Baby I've been bad.

But right now I'm so- good.

I don't want to tell you this, but I think I should.

 

I can't tell you what happened that day.

Darling no not when you're awake.

So I'll stay up late at night watching you sleeping.

No, I can't tell you what happened that day.

You might run away darling.

So I'll stay up late at night watching you sleeping.

When your dreaming ...

I'll whisper my mistake.

 

Baby I've been bad.

But right now I'm so- good.

I don't want to lose you ...

and I think I could.

 

I don't want you to run away.

I don't want you to run.

No longer lying, I'm done denying.

Please forgive me, so I can let it go.

I know, running away will never make me free.

I regret it, can't forget it, baby believe me.

It's Monday morning, five am.

and you're smiling, I think you might understand.

 

Baby I've been bad.

But right now I'm so- good.

I don't want tell you this, but I think I should.

I know I've been bad ... baby.

But right now, I'm so- good.

I don't want to lose you, and I think I could.

 

I can't tell you what happened that day.

Darling, no not when you're awake.

So I'll stay up late at night, watching you sleeping.

No, I can't tell you what happened that day.

You might run away darling.

So, I'll stay up late at night watching you sleeping.

And when you're dreaming, I'll whisper my mistake ...

And when you're dreaming, I'll whisper my mistake ...

And when you're dreaming ...

sleeping ...

dreaming ...

sleeping ...

dreaming ...

 

 

WATCHING YOUR LETTERS BURN

 

I'm watching your letters burn, watching you words blow away.

I'm watching your letters burn, watching your words blow away.

 

I see the flames burning. They're dancing before my eyes.

I can feel 'em burning. Yeah, they're burning on the inside.

I'll never forget what you said, you're always on my mind ...

but I, think I'm through this time. Right now, I feel fine.

 

Watching your letters burn, watching your words blow away.

No, I can't take it no more living this way.

I'm watching your letters burn, watching your words blow away.

No, I can't take it no more living this way.

 

I can see clearly now, the smokes starting to rise.

I can't believe it takes so long ... to see the light ... to realize ... that, I am what I am, I couldn't see 'cause you made me blind ...

I, think I'm through this time. Right now, I feel fine.

 

Watching your letters burn, watching you words blow away.

No, I can't take it no more living this way.

I'm watching your letters burn, watching you words blow away.

No, I can't it no more living this way.

 

Ashes ashes falling down. Your fire's burning out.

Oh- I can't cry no more. No, I never could quite figure you out.

But I'll never ever forget your face, or when you use to be mine.

I think I'm through ... this time ...

I think I'm through ... this time ...

I think I'm through ... this time ...

Right now ... I feel fine!

 

I'm watching your letters burn, watching your words blow away.

No, I can't take it no more living this way.

I'm watching your letters burn, watching your words blow away.

No, I can't take it no more living this way.