About A Girl
One song about a girl
Can't breathe when I'm around her
I wait here every day
In case she'll scratch the surface
She'll never notice
I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl
After The Last Midtown Show
It's a drunken midnight on the streets,
Brightly dusted with a neon light.
We duck behind the corner store,
Smoke your smokes while I keep
A watchful eye.
Right here, right now.
I hope before the night is through
One fumbled touch will finally hit the spot.
You've got everything going for you,
So I'll go for you with everything I got.
Staring at the mirror through your hair,
You can't see everything that you did to me.
With your automatic eyes, five years disappeared.
Five years disappeared that night.
Do you want me to stay,
Do you want me to go?
Do you think I recognize
The look on your face when you think that
When I met you, you were on your back.
We still spend most afternoons like that,
But not for long.
I find myself enjoying you,
But you play these reckless games
You'll never lose
As long as I'm around.
Do you want to tie me up?
Do you want to tie me down?
Do you think you're up for this?
Are you ready to get undressed,
Undressed in your evening best besides,
Every heart is like a house on fire with escape
Routes in every room.
These are the trials of our youth.
But this charade is never going to last
So pick the poison and pour yourself a glass
I still feel the same
Excuse me, yeah I'm talking to you.
Look in the mirror, could you tell me
What you see?
Hard hearts are crashing in a crowded room.
You never felt so good, you never felt so free.
Save you from yourself
Before you start to deal with everyone else.
You should have kept it to yourself,
Now we're looking to fight, this isn't alright.
Every Burden Has A Version
She'd rather repair her face with the lights turned off,
The door wide open in an empty house.
The frozen minutes are melting slow,
As she watches from the window.
The street light's flickering like a tongue that can't stop licking.
Like the cat that got the cream.
She's never gonna be,
She's never gonna be quite satisfied.
Just like a hundred dollar bill.
His Girl Friday
If you knew, what you do
When no one's in the dark room
But me and you
A brilliant disguise
It's the taste of the chase
I do confess, it's the mess
That feels so right
Call on a Monday
Come on a Tuesday
One More Weekend
Somewhere hiding underneath
Kicking off the covers while you sleep
Soon you're gonna leave us
One more weekend
You've got all the friends you need
Bad tattoos and worse IDs
You feel alive
Do you feel alive?
Please stand by
We've come so far
Four years we survived
The ride that turned us inside out
Repeat after me
Just scream and shout
It was the best of times
From broken homes and battle scars
To where we are
I walked you home most days
To beat the traffic after class
With all my best intentions.
But when the weather changed,
Like fine print, you were hard to read.
Blind-folded, eyes wide open,
Staring through me.
I never heard the words that were spoken,
With the rumored nights, with the rendezvous.
Don't call, don't write, don't speak my name
Though we've tried this twice
I'm just another face
Even when you're running out of luck
You think we'll get it right this time
Get it right, all right, all right, all right
Run, in another five months you'll be alone
And you'll drive around this empty town
To the places, to the places we used to go
Summer Hair = Forever Young
We're crashing cars we used to share
With summer girls
With summer hair
We're driving around chasing the stars
But the party's busted up
Before it ever starts
I'll never let you go
Don't ever forget
Tell me you'll remember
Look like a lush. Talk like a tease.
The way you like it.
In front of your house, alone on the street,
You ask me to come inside.
Asleep through all our classes,
You hang me out to dry.
If this is a test
I'm losing my shit
Would it kill you to care