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Your words keep haunting me Like truth that's hanging heavy in the air Clinging to a cynic's theory I scramble for escape So much for keeping cool When trouble stared me in the face I become someone I don't recognize when I try to explain That's Not Me Talking Don't know where these words are coming from That's Not Me Talking I've been possessed by someone I despise That's Not Me Talking I feel strange in my skin When your words echo thoughts I keep buried All the optimistic advice Dismissed and not followed Is a lump in my throat I don't have the nerve to swallow But some things distort and distract 'til what matters becomes hollow I can't think with optimism swimming in my head All your talk of passion breathing life into the dead But one man's ordinary is another man's amazing That's Not Me Talking Don't know where those words are coming from That's Not Me Talking I've been possessed by someone I despise That's Not Me Talking I've been possessed by someone I despise I can't believe how your words betray my mind That's Not Me Talking
Touchy, touchy, has she always been like this Was it the one thing that I missed Are first impressions that deceiving Listen, listen I thought she had it more together Just her sob story's getting better For the words she says she's needing Lately I have seen her as my suffering old friend Who always chose the wrong path in her search for Disneyland She says she's gonna change her ways And then she waves goodbye But soon she's coming back to me All Teary Eyed Not again she falls for that one every time She just can't read between the lines One day she's gonna learn the hard way She hasn't noticed that her life's an open page One day she's got to act her age Because her shoe size wasn't helping I have always seen her as a babe lost in the woods Who always saw a blurry line between the bad and good It breaks my heart to see her innocence lost bit by bit Can't help it looking back at her All Teary Eyed It's hard enough to hear me with the radio turned up loud distracting her In fact her posing is just drowning out the sounds Of her feelings being drowned Through that smile the tears begin It seems that I just sit here the white horse has thrown the knight Pretending that she still believes as she fumbles for the light Snow White has her piece of fruit and the princes start to cry They're all looking up at her... This lonely world she lives in that was made by her own hands She knows that one day she won't be
Let me tell you about this girl I know from Hollywood Can't form a complete sentence but she looks so good She's a living embodiment of what they say That if the Lord can give he can take away Her blank expression seems to tell you that it's anything goes You could count her S.A.T. scores on a couple of toes You can't talk to Mona Lisa or Venus de Milo So I guess what I'm saying is Looks Count She makes you look good standing by her side But talking with her is intellectual suicide Sometimes she bumps her head when we copulate And I swear I can hear an echo reverberate She can't compete with vegetation though she tries to pretend If she speaks she will embarrass you in front of your friends But she's got everybody jumping From off the deep-end Don't tell me it's not true Looks Count The whole thing has gotta be some kind of charade that she gives I don't know anyone who can really be that stupid and live One day the joke will be on us what a frightening "what if" But even so... Her blank expression seems to tell you that it's anything goes Who gives a damn about I.Q. points while she's sucking your toes Cagney & Lacey are real smart I guess but what does that show It seems to me If your eyes can see You'll say certainly... Looks Count
You close your eyes for a second Young mothers seem more like children than they did before I have no trouble approaching girls that I don't know I guess I'm Not A Kid Anymore It's harder now to intimidate me My sins don't seem as original as they once were When the clock strikes four I've been in bed for hours I guess I'm Not A Kid Anymore It's not like the world has changed so I guess it must be me If I had one more shot at the one that got away Would I have done it like I did? The summers no longer last forever Don't go see my favorite bands when they stop here on their tours I don't roll my eyes at the things my dad tells me I guess I'm Not A Kid Anymore Back in the days when my whole life was just homework and cartoons I truly believed that music could change the world What the hell did I know I was just a kid It's one of those things they give you your whole life to get used to I guess I'm not a kid anymore
We think the same, we dream the same Spend our lives trying to maintain Some hope wrapped up in mock defense In a world that makes no sense Still we cling to innocence In an effort to survive We watch our friends as they sell out Turn into people we laughed about If we don't like what they've become Is there something Wrong With Us Is there something Wrong With Us Sometimes it's hard to just go on Inching closer to the lines we've drawn Separating us from them Our logic fraying at the ends Avoiding truth where it bends In an effort to survive We watch our friends as they sell out Turn into people we laughed about If we don't like what they've become Is there something wrong with us Why let go if you're only young once What went wrong with us Stick to places that we know Best intentions guide our hope But something's slipping from our grasp We're holding on the best we can In an effort to survive
The gods are smiling down on me Thinking as I turn the ignition key Feels like I've wanted this forever You mean you meant to say okay When I asked you if today We could be alone together I'm not always this nervous See the sweat drip off the wheel I can't believe I beat the odds this time I can Believe that pigs can fly I can Believe things go bump in the night But I can't Believe I'm with a girl like you There's little things I always check The charm that hangs around your neck With St. Christopher's inscription The way the sun shines in your hair Those bitchin' trousers that you wear Defy my every mind's description Now I'm afraid to say this Cuz you'll think I'm insane But I'm living my finest moments in this car I can Believe that money's best I can Believe it buys happiness But I can't Believe I'm with a girl like you I can Believe in plastic food And that Dracula is one scary dude But I can't Believe I'm with a girl like you A girl like you A girl like you Girls like you don't grow on trees you know I would be so happy If I just got a kiss tonight Get Ripley's on the phone, they've gotta know I can Believe being an accountant's fun I can Believe it snows on the sun But I can't Believe I'm with a girl like you I can Believe the sky is green And that guy Mr. Rogers is a sex machine But I can't Believe I'm with a girl like you
I wouldn't try to go on without you now It's been too long, you've become too much I don't think I would've kept holding on 'cause this whole world, without you, is not enough Where was I when you started fighting through the worst of This World Alone Could you doubt me so much Will you leave me behind, and fight through the worst of This World Alone I know sometimes you must question When you're pulling my weight with your own But you're my conscious in every mirror Still, sometimes, you're no one I know Where was I when you started fighting through the worst of This World Alone What was I so caught up in When you started fighting the worst of This World Alone How much distance will finally be enough Will you treat me like a stranger 'til that's what I become I swear I believe I would die for you Give up doubting, and there'll be nothing left to prove
Wake up every morning I'm still alone Wonder if I'll ever find my home A voice inside me Says that I'm hiding Stop all the crying It's time to get by on my own Then I see you there With gold in your hair And it's sunshine love I feel your heartbeat Next to mine As you give your love I can't explain how I feel but I change when you're there with me Like a breath of Spring the morning brings you share with me You look so tame But you're really to blame I don't feel quite the same There's a flame that's burning in me 'Cause the light in your eyes Is the stars in the skies On a warm summer night And the world around you Looks so bright 'Cause you're sunshine love Wake up every morning with a light in me I never knew what a view there was 'til you helped me to see I've said it before And I'll say it again I don't know what's in store But I'm here 'til the end my friend Another day Just drifts away When you're holding me The years pass by Like clouds in the sky So gracefully
Long after Jesus was dead and gone Thought the dolphins were cool and thought he'd come back as one As he was drowning in the net he was caught in said, "I'm getting sick of dying for everyone else's sins" Don't you even whisper better shut tight your eyes Heading for a big machine that's set for "tenderize" They don't make good eating but they put up a hell of a fight The smallest minds are the ones with the guns Aristotle looked over to his boyfriend and said "If you don't look at your life how do you know you're not dead? We're all getting sick how come the tough guys they say 'Those faggots all deserve the shit they get today'" Try not to pay attention, don't visualize A place where bad intentions all get actualized No way to stem the bleeding if it's not cauterized The smallest minds are the ones with the guns David told the white folks who were all born again "If the bad guys lived somewhere else you wouldn't keep losing your jobs to them" I don't know if you've noticed but his truth keeps marching on I guess we're all too scared to burn a cross on his lawn Lock up your daughters they've been acting kinds of strange Where the bars on their windows are the harbingers of change School zone turns to war zone singing home on the range The smallest minds are the ones with the guns
"At what cost," my mind says to my self worth To have it the way you say you want The envy of friends and elders At our house the cats say things I never could To you, to me The way it's come to be The thing that grows unseen That tampers with the mercury we've got All the things that make a house a home So Why Is It Cold In Here When you're around I'm still alone Why Is It Cold In Here In unity is what they see like the mannequins In Macy's front window We don't go Why can't I say what you'll hear, a shot to bridge the gap I guess all I'm asking for is forgiveness The thing that grows unseen That's numbing all the misery we've got Tears that shatter when they hit the ground Words we're too afraid to say The truth just might come out
You're throwing out lines and I'm biting Giving in where I'm usually fighting Spilling my guts, forgetting the rules Let my guard down, don't keep my cool When the air cools from the heat you left Optimism becomes regret And I feel foolish for the things I said 'til you Reel Me In again 'til you Reel Me In again All caught up in just conversation Can't help having high expectations I guess you're just full of surprises And all the intrigue is just one sided When the air cools from the heat you left Optimism becomes regret And I feel foolish for the things I said 'til you Reel Me In again and you'll Reel Me In And I'll give in Reel Me In again Or maybe I'm just crazy And it's all been ordinary Or you felt obligated because I came on so strong Or maybe I'm just crazy 'cause it all felt so right
Heard that last night you were out In a long speech that was so profound Berating some self-centered son-of-a-bitch The words that spilled out of your head Would have made a trucker's face turn red And I wasn't there to defend my situation Waitress said you'd had enough It turned into a fisticuffs Threw you out when you began to cry Today the phone rings off the hook Your friends tell me that I'm so fucked For being the one that had to say goodbye I guess I'm just no good at love Every time that there's an only one Every time ends up the lonely one It's cliche I know but history repeats I guess I'm just No Good At Love I never used to think it's me But there's that common thread since virginity I guess I'm just No Good At Love Here I'm denying stupidly All the stuff you did for me To save me from the enemy within Sheltered me from cruelty Yelled at me so tenderly Still I locked the gate to this prison that I'm in I must be some kind of jerk To walk away from things that work Inspiration comes when I'm alone I'm sorry for the pain you have It was never meant to feel this bad I'll guess it's gonna be a long walk home I guess I'm just no good at love If I could be myself and be with you Sleep around but still be true The contradictions make me want to scream I guess I'm just No Good At Love Next time I'm on the garbage heap I'm gonna look before I leap I guess I'm just No Good At Love
All songs Copyright 1994 by Us Vs. Them Publishing (ASCAP), except "Sunshine Love" Copyright 1994 by David Brow (ASCAP). All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.