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

All songs Copyright 1991 by Us Vs. Them Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.