Have you seen my hands?
Just look at 'em shake.
And the song just keeps on repeating,
Drop the needle again.
And I dance with your ghost,
Oh, but that ain't the way...
I can't move on and I can't stay the same.
And all my friends say...
I've been fumbling with your heart strings,
And that's good enough for me,
And if it rains over your house,
Then I know I must been working,
Try it on for size my darling,
See what a man you can make of me,
I will eventually haunt you,
Oh you'll eventually will be my queen,
And I'll be with you through
What a hot and sultry summer,
The steam just slides up off them streets
You got to stay inside and wait for the night,
And then come on over and see me
There's a poetry about these streets,
It just slips from your skin and goes right underneath
And mama always knew I'd meet a girl like you,
But me, I never believed
Cuz I've been so lonely I can't imagine that kind of sympathy [x2]
What makes a man do the things that a man does
To be the very thing he perceives would capture your heart?
What does it feel like inside?
Does it hurt you at night?
Or does it keep you alive, and set you on fire, on fire?
I would give anything for the touch of your skin
Yes, I would burn here for years
Up in desire, desire
Pull it out, turn it up, what's your favorite song?
That's mine, I've been crying to it since I was young
I know there's someone out there feeling just like I feel
I know they're waiting up, I know they're waiting to heal
And I've been holding my breath
Are you holding your breath
For too many years to count?
Too many years to count
And we waited for the sirens that never come
Here Comes My Man
And how much time do you think that we have?
If I wanted to I could start over again
Let the good night decide who she wants me to find
And I'd never let you drop another tear in my eye
Singing Oh sha la la, oh sha la la
Listen, honey, here comes my man
Singing Oh sha la la, oh sha la la
Listen, honey, here comes my man... yeah
Hey, waking up, please shake it out,
Does anything's still moving since you're educated now
And all grown old and travelled so well?
Do you still hear the sound of thunder while you lie up by yourself.
Like you're waiting on this call and make your plans for great escapes
And I'm used to be in movement in the way you dress in red
From your hips all down like electric through the ground.
Now do you blow it out on Friday night?
It's been 31 years since she's been in your arms
But don't worry about mama, mama's got a good heart.
And I'm not looking for your love, I'm only sniffing out blood
Just a little taste of where I came from.
At the bottom of this river,
Is where I put you down to lay so I can live with it.
And in my heart, heart, heart, there are these waters
Where I put you down to lie while I learned to live with it.
Until I'm free
Stay the same, don't ever change
Cause I'd miss your ways
With your Bette Davis eyes
And your mama's party dress
While this city pumps it's aching heart
For one more drop of blood,
We work our fingers down to dust
And we wait for kingdom come
With the radio on
Did you sleep last night and do you remember dreams?
Do I ever cross your mind and do you ever think of me?
When you think about your life are there things you would reverse?
I still remember holding you, just out of sight of her
In the deep, dark parking lot pressed up against my car
With your hands around my neck I felt the pounding of your heart
And the summer night was giving in to the lure of Autumn's sway
I can't seem to forget that night or how I heard you say
That I'd just die if you ever took your love away
I never will forget you my American love
And I'll always remember you, wild as they come
And though if I saw you I'd pretend not to know
The place where you were in my heart is now closed
I already live with too many ghosts
Now everybody lately is living up in space
Flying through transmissions on invisible airwaves
With everything discovered just waiting to be known
What's left for God to teach from his throne?
Mom and dad went to a show
They dropped me off at grandpa Joe's
I kicked and screamed
Said "Please, don't go"
Grandma take me home
Had to eat my dinner there
Mashed potatoes and stuff like that
I couldn't chew my meat too good
Too Much Blood
Are you scared this sounds familiar?
What if everybody knew the very trials and temptations
That we put ourselves through?
Now I am no angel but I got nothing to hide
Can you say the same thing for yourself tonight?
What can I keep for myself if I tell you my hell?
What would be left to take to my grave?
And what's left for you, my lover to save?
What's left for only you to take?