Wonderboy by Wonderboy
Shouldn't I Know More By Now(R. Rist/J. Rosen)
I'm looking around here for the last time Wondering if it will ever be the same Was I taking it for granted Or was it just time for the change? And does any of this matter Will things ever be all right Will I forget it all tomorrow Or always think about this night? Shouldn't I Know More By Now Shouldn't I Know More By Now Are things changing for the better Or is that just something people say? When they don't know how to tell you Things don't fall back in place Shouldn't I Know More By Now Shouldn't I Know More By Now Why do I feel next to nothing For everyone in the crowd? Shouldn't I Know More By Now Shouldn't I Know More By Now When I need to be strong, then I crumble When I need to hold my head high, I stumble I keep hearing patronizing words that are meant to calm me down But I recognize my world as it comes crashing down Don't tell me things are fine They're not, I know that much by now At least I can say I know that much by now Take tonight for instance Just pretend it's here and gone Once it's all behind me What will replace what's been lost? Shouldn't I Know More By Now Shouldn't I Know More By Now Why do I feel like next to nothing To everyone I'm around? Shouldn't I Know More By Now Shouldn't I Know More By Now
Web Of Lies(R. Rist/J. Rosen)
A girl like you could do a lot of damage to a guy like me Trusting and emotional, obviously vulnerable You're dressed to kill, so who's gonna die If I take the bait is it suicide? You don't keep their secrets They don't keep their pride (In your Web Of Lies) You keep their egos on display Inside your Web Of Lies Guys like me are an endangered species, hunted by girls like you Obsessed with avenging your past, armed with a merciless plan The face of an angel has lies her lips tell Promising heaven as she puts you through hell You don't keep their secrets They don't keep their pride (In your Web Of Lies) You keep their egos on display Inside your Web Of Lies How many said they would die for you How many hearts have you broken? What do you do with all the men you discard What parts are you saving as tokens? Before I'm a victim of your merciless kiss Answer me this my venomous miss...
Fair Is Fair(R. Rist)
When we first were passing ships I said no lie should pass your lips I wanted you to be straight with me Did what I wanted without a thought I paid no mind to the times we fought I wanted you to be honest with me But you kept your quiet Kept your cool Made up your own scheme Your own rules I wasn't ready for the sudden change in you Now I know that Fair Is Fair And I'm not one to complain But I was caught so unaware Of what you tried to say Now it's neither here nor there But I found that Fair Is Fair I was too busy getting mine I never noticed you never cried You were amused I thought you were blind When did you get tired of The smell of all those women did I lie enough Showed your secret, I was very surprised Now I Think our doorway Should have revolved From all the people That were involved Now it finally hit me My jaw hit the floor Now I know that Fair Is Fair And I'm not one to complain But I was caught so unaware Of what you tried to say Now it's neither here nor there But I found that Fair Is Fair Sometimes it felt so good I wanted to scream Sometimes it felt so bad I wanted to scream And before I could figure What all that silence was about You flipped the switch And all my lights went out Then you showed me You were good at it I felt foolish You just kinda smiled at it Give me five more minutes Just to pack my bags Now I know that Fair Is Fair And I'm not one to complain But I was caught so unaware Of what you tried to say Now it's neither here nor there But I found that Fair Is Fair
We Cry(R. Rist)
Who's kidding who? We both know the end is coming But we hang on We hang on And all the things we said Suddenly forgotten the years have got What is really gone We wonder what We think this all should be A movie show or a taxi dance for free We Cry We close our eyes and scream inside We hope for clearer skies But it tears us up to see the night We Cry We fight to keep our hearts alive But it seems they've died It's so sad to see what we've become We Cry I strike at you I know just where it hurts the most So I use it, abuse it Few words you share with me Belie what you're really feeling It's just not true, so we choose the way We're back to back We should be face to face The game gets played But winnings not the case We can't agree, we just can't see
Burning Bridges(R. Rist/J. Rosen)
Remember you once said, "Gotta hang on, gotta believe." A little blind faith and we'd all succeed All the promises and all the sleepless nights But it all turned out all right So maybe you need to follow a little of your own advice And stop Burning Bridges I know it's not fair But it might be nice To stop Burning Bridges - stop Burning Bridges Remember you once were a girl who could take on anything A little blind faith, and me, were all you'd need But your whole world turned all upside down You landed on your ass on shaky ground So maybe you need to follow a little of your own advice And stop Burning Bridges I know it's not fair But it might be nice To stop Burning Bridges - stop Burning Bridges Because both you and I know you can't fly So stop Burning Bridges Remember you once said, "Gotta hang on, gotta believe" A little blind faith and we'd all succeed All the promises and all the sleepless nights But it all turned out all right So maybe you need to follow a little of your own advice And stop Burning Bridges I know it's not fair But it might be nice To stop Burning Bridges - stop Burning Bridges
The F Word(R. Rist)
Looks like trouble's made my house an addition Is all this hassle worth the price of admission I'm out of my head, I need help, it's different now I've already heard Oooh, you're gonna use The F Word I recognize a pattern in the words that you're mincing I'm not as dumb as I act, or do you need more convincing Closed my eyes, that didn't help, it's different now It's so absurd Oh here it comes, The F Word Stupid me believes in stuff like love Stupid me, what am I thinking The best way to a woman's heart is indifference I'm giving you the chance to bow out graceful It's amazing how one word can sound so distasteful It's no longer funny, tell me straight, it's different now Before someone gets hurt Well one more time, The F Word
Rebel Town(R. Rist/J. Rosen)
He's gonna be original And embarrass dear ol' dad Pierce his nose, wear old clothes And dye his long hair black Gonna fight authority And really take a stand Drop out of school "You work, you lose" And live off daddy's cash Poor little rebel Lost in the crowd A rebel living in Rebel Town Got something to say But a foot in your mouth A rebel living in Rebel Town This all seems familiar Watch, he's gonna join a band Pretty boys, making noise On a living room 4-track One lesson, and he says he's got Million dollar hands Gave up guitar, (he) broke his arm Patting his own back It's only in the real world that you're misunderstood Your type's a dime a dozen any night in Hollywood
Turnabout Is Fair Play(R. Rist/R. Smith)
There was a time that I'd have believed any Little story you told You had me wrapped around your finger like The wedding band that you sold You lied & cheated, took me for granted And the list goes on You couldn't hide the lust in your eyes until All of our fire was gone Now there's just no way Turnabout Is Fair Play Turnabout Is Fair Play All the late calls, all the wrong numbers "Oh he's just a friend" One more excuse, one more deception When will this all ever end I don't know who you thought you were fooling But it wasn't me Now there's just no way Turnabout Is Fair Play Turnabout Is Fair Play I know a thing or two about the games you've played Been down that road before, came back alive to say That when the cat's away the mice will play Now there's just no way Turnabout Is Fair Play Turnabout Is Fair Play I'm leaving to stay
Now You've Proven Me Right About Girls(R. Rist)
Not me, denying always seems to work You got me, I think I'm on to something that I Thought we Had ruled out before Smile dear, I think it's going to be a little While dear, the incriminating evidence Compiled here Will turn you around, see what I've found You think you hide the horns in your curls Now you've proven me right Now You've Proven Me Right About Girls Call me, tell me one more little lie It's only, a sacred thing with you and I Lonely Kiss me, whisper how you hate to leave You miss me, say what you think I should believe Conversely I've played my hand too, I'll show it to you Compromised myself for a thrill Now you've proven me right Now You've Proven Me Right About Girls Now it's later than you think can we Allow this puppet show to finish just Admit this You can't live a lie Good-bye you and I I'm glad it's now, while there's still time to kill Thanks for proving me right Now You've Proven Me Right About Girls
You Can Rest Easy Tonight(R. Rist/J. Rosen)
I see it in your eyes When your conscience gets to you Almost hear a voice that follows Saying, "Do what you must do." It doesn't last long, you know Your mind's so trouble-filled Too much to think about No time to waste on guilt Close your eyes, get some sleep, because You Can Rest Easy Tonight I'm well aware I'm filling time and not your heart You Can Rest Easy Tonight Keeping it to myself Sort of let you call the shots Get out to a public place And lock me out of private thoughts Getting the picture I think I've got it figured out This is fun for here and now And that's all this is about Sleep here with me, through the night, because You Can Rest Easy Tonight I'm well aware I'm filling time and not your heart I might be the one to surprise you You Can Rest Easy Tonight Don't want to fool myself I'm not trying to Just along for the ride You Can Rest Easy Tonight Figured you were just having fun Happened to be me Could've been anyone Just because I played It doesn't mean I was dumb....
Wait Forever(R. Rist)
Chaos from order Words thrown to pages Behind the mirrored sense of equal Sins and rage The sun beats down on The night's darkened stares Suddenly, in all confusion It's very clear Wait Forever If you think you can Cards fall, the wind blows Child cries, the flesh wounds The lamp blows out the fear that's in the Sitting room Past teaches dust, doorway Silent mouths declaring It's all there in black Ôn' white and Grays in the air Wait Forever For our forever It's not forever It you think you can If you think it's feasible Others will follow If you think it's reasonable The answer's so close Shuddering in open doors Interrogating silence Where no one else will listen Pleasant circumstance Drive on to halfway The roads long but wide Just close your eyes Let your conscience be your guide Wait Forever If you think you can
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This page was last updated on March 3, 2004 by Kristi Wachter.