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No Compromise

I see that look in your eyes. It makes me want to compromise and throw my independence away. Let you take care of me. Stay home and watch t.v. I get the feeling that I've got to see you every single day. Oh no, I don't want to need you so. Oh no, I don't want to let you go. We're out on the street. My every step lines up with your feet. But there's something in the way we walk that makes me worry. I've got to do this my way. I never want to be the one to have to say I'm going away or that I'm sorry. Oh no, I don't want to need you so. Oh no, I do want to let you go.


Think About You

I have a picture of your dog in my guitar case lid. I guess that's kind of poetic justice because he loved me more than you did. Why do I cry every time I think about you? You never did me any good, leaving here on the shelf. In fact you never did anything I couldn't do by myself. Why do I cry every time I think about you? But all those times you held me tightly - I have to wonder about them nightly. Am I rewriting history or is it true? (The way I think about you.) I'm still convinced that you loved me, though I know that's not a logical leap. I could have sworn I heard you say it once when you thought I was asleep. Why do I cry every time I think about you? But all those times you held me tightly - I have to wonder about them nightly. Am I rewriting history or is it true? (The way I think about you.)


Home

Home is where you make your bed and as you make your bed, so shall you hang your hat. The things I find I feel for you scare me to death. What can I say that's not a waste of my breath? I can only say I love you so many times before the words start to lose their meaning. My tongue is tied, I scramble for some version of the truth. Not what I say, it's what I do, that bears the burden of proof. I can only say I'm sorry so many times before the words start to lose their meaning. Home is where you make your bed and as you make your bed, so shall you hang your hat. When opportunity knocks it's best not to turn the other cheek. I love you more than words will ever say, and I will put these treacherous lexicons away. Home is where you make your bed and as you make your bed, so shall you hang your hat. I want you.


Suspected

I would have put money on you to break my heart. I kept my distance from you from the start. You made me love you like the target loves the dart. Now I find we're miles apart. I thought my heart was well protected. Now I find I've been rejected. I look at you and I'm reflected. I love you more than I suspected. You wore me down, took away all my defenses, saw through my posturing and all of my pretenses. Now I'm alone and you're out jumping fences. My life's become a series of misery sequences. I thought my heart was well protected. Now I find I've been rejected. I look at you and I'm reflected. I love you more than I suspected. If I only knew then what I know now, I'd have never loved you. If I had known what you would do to me, I'd never set sail on this black and blue sea. Five years down the line and I'll forget your name. But for now it seems we just don't feel the same. Manage my heart - you know I'm good at this game, and when I lose I'll have no one but myself to blame. If I only knew then what I know now, I'd have never loved you. If I had known what you would do to me, I'd never set sail on this black and blue sea. I thought my heart was well protected. Now I find I've been rejected. I look at you and I'm reflected. I love you more than I suspected.


Warung Pojok

(traditional)


Baby

Oh my little little one, how did you come to be here? It's not as if I don't know: I carried you round like a load of bricks for most of a year. Now here you are in my arms crying, crying. You break my heart, and I'm realizing if I couldn't see myself in your eyes, if I couldn't see my lips in your smile... Oh my little little one, I thought I would never be ready for you. Now I can't imagine my life without you. If I didn't know the pleasure of those sleepless nights, my numbed brain, pain bright as light... I wouldn't give it away, no I wouldn't trade it for the world. Oh my little little one, my darling angel, my little girl. (for DD and AK)


Beyond Redemption

Five o'clock Friday afternoon. He walks in to find her gone. He wonders why she ain't taken her keys. He figures it out before too long. She's gone for good, she ain't coming back no more. She's closed behind her that old front door. He don't wonder why she didn't say goodbye: she never could stand to see a grown man cry. It's too late for love. It's too late for tears. It's been too late for years. Beyond redemption. He closes his eyes and he takes his mind back to the last time that they had it out. He remembers the lies he can still feel the hate, but can't remember what it was about. An angry apology, a tight-lipped kiss, then he hit her with a feeling the size of his fist. Stands alone in the hall. Hits his head on the wall. Takes out a bottle, and starts to cry. It's too late for love. It's too late for tears. It's been too late for years. Beyond redemption.


You're Right

You're right, you're right, you're right, you're right. Go ahead - make me not love you. Come on, you can do it. Talk me out of loving you. Better now than when it's too late to do it without getting ugly. Indifferent, full of passion, anxious and guilty. You're constant only in your inconsistency. Don't want to be a masochist - I couldn't, could I, shouldn't, should I? It's just that the trade-offs are so good. If I ever told you that I loved you it was true. I may be stupid but don't tell me if I am. Not until you've walked a mile or two in my shoes. Thing about it is I know you want me. But you leave me no choice but to say no. But that's the way you get it, because that's the way you set it up. You get to keep your head but you lose the girl. If you ever told me that you loved me I'll never know if it was true. I may be wrong but please don't tell me if I am. I'd walk around the world and back for you. Take me in your arms. Make me soft. Whisper in my ear we could be happy for a million years.


My Love

My love for you is like a parade. My love for you lies like a dog in the shade. When we're alone you know I want you around. My love for you knows no bounds. My love for you grows like a weed. My love for you is all that you need. When we're together, that's how I know. My love for you will never let go. My love for you is like a joke from a child. My love for you is driving me wild. When we're apart my heart skips a beat. My love for you lies at your feet.


All songs written by J. Garellick and Copyright 1994 by Tears for Ink Music (BMI), except "Warung Pojok". All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.