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better than ezra

album: "Paper Empire" (2009)

Absolutely Still Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

This Grey room,
This bunker,
The air is humming
Us to sleep

While outside,
The city hurries;
The endless worries
Are out of reach

Promise me we'll never leave this room,
A million years from now would be too soon.

The world is spinning turning day to night
And my thoughts are running at the speed of light
Got an empty feeling that I never want to fill
Absolutely still
I waited longer 'cause I needed proof
That every door I shut is leading me to you
And there's a nervous feeling that i never want to kill
Absolutely still

We were running
From the same noise,
We were stuck in
The same pursuit

Now the door's locked
And I find that
The dizzy madness
Is bleeding through

Promise me you'll never leave this room,
A million years from now would be too soon.

The world is spinning turning day to night
And my thoughts are running at the speed of light
Got an empty feeling that I never want to fill
Absolutely still
I waited longer 'cause I needed proof
That every door I shut is leading me to you
And there's a nervous feeling that I never want to kill
Absolutely still

Promise me you'll never leave this room,
A million years from now would be too soon.

The world is spinning turning day to night
And my thoughts are running at the speed of light
Got an empty feeling that I never want to fill
Absolutely still
I waited longer 'cause I needed proof
That every door I shut is leading me to you
And there's a nervous feeling that I never want to kill
Absolutely still

I'll go anywhere you want tonight
'cause my head is spinning like a satellite
I got a restless feeling that I never want to fill
I'm absolutely still

Turn Up The Bright Lights Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

It's a lot like fire.
Taking that the first step on to the street.
The whole night before you, spreading out like a techno colored dream.
So take this city into your arms and hold it like a kiss.
Don't it feel like flying, darling, what could be better than this.
Turn up the bright lights, light up the world tonight.
Shine like the stars shine above and sail away.
Turn up the bright lights....
On a Paris morning, long before the sun was debt to rise.
Walking on the river, reflecting diamonds in your eyes.
So take this city and catch your breath, and listen to yourself.
Cause you move like music, darlin' in a moment you'll be gone.
Turn up the bright lights, light up the world tonight shine like the stars shine.
Turn on the mystery

Just One Day Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

If you could change the choices that you made,
Would you do it- today?
If you could spin the world the other way,
Could you do it on faith?
If time would stand still,

What would you do? What would you say?
If everyone you love came back for just one day?
How would it feel if every dream came real?
And all the scars you have fade away
For just one day

Imagine all the times you that could take back
What would you have done differently?
Thoughts in your head you never said
Or a heart that you broke and left for dead
If all the pain you had could be released
How life flies by.

What would you do? What would you say?
If everyone you love came back for just one day
How would if feel if every dream came real
And all the scars you have fade away?

For just one day

And the night
All the good times and the fights
All the take and the give
All the moments that we never got to live
Ohhh.....

What would you do? What would you say?
If everyone you love came back for just one day
How would it feel if every dream came real
And all the scars you have fade a way

[Repeat]

For just one day [x2]

If you could change the choices that you made,
Would you do it- today?

The Loveless Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Tell me I'm wrong, you sense a little bit of change.
You knew all along there'd come a day you'd have to face.
I hear a loud voice in my head, for all the things I never said.
So tell me who's gonna love me loveless, who's gonna love me loveless,
Who gonna love me loveless?
When your gone.
What can I say, you pick this wreck up off the ground.

All In Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

[Chorus]
All in, All in
You got me all in
Crank the music up
Let it never end
All in, All in
You got me all in
Til the sun come up
And we start again.

? likes Peter
Peter likes Paul
She caught em making out
In the cubicle
She ran and told her girlfriend
To cause a bit of fuss
Then she took another hit
On the pixie dust.

[Chorus]

We're banging on the ceiling
We jumping on the floor
A very angry neighbor
Breaking down the door
Everyone is quiet
As he begins to shout
But we say "easy man
We can work it out".

[Chorus]

Are you having a good time
I said are you having a good time
Tell it to your mother

The moral to the story
There isn't really one
The bottom of the line
Is to have a bit of fun

[Chorus]

Are you having a good time
I said are you having a good time
Tell it to your lover
Right mate, is that your mother?

[Chorus]

Til the sun come up
And we start again
Til the sun come up
And we start again
Til the sun come up
And we start again

Fit Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I want to stop
I want to find
I need to know
Where you go to hide
Cause I’m out of breath
My air is gone
Running with you
Being alone

Cause you really want to settle the truth
Let me be the one to offer you proof

Oh how you fit me
Oh how you do
You know that you only
I’m head over you
Oh how it hit me
I’m caught up and bruised
Despite all the cynical lies
I finally found a piece that fit in my life

I was adrift
out on my own
You came a long and carried me home
Cause you are a spark
A distant headlight
I can’t stop my eyes
From keeping you in sight

Cause I’m not looking for a broken excuse
But I need you now to heal all my wounds

Oh how you fit me
Oh how you do
You know that you only
I’m head over you
Oh how it hit me
I’m caught up and bruised
Despite all the cynical lies
I finally found a piece that fit…

Cause I made them
Faded some
Look at what I’ve become
And my eyes are drawn till you came along
The world is quite confused
You’re my only absolute

Oh how you fit me
Oh how you do
You know that you only
I’m head over you
Oh how it hit me
I’m caught up and bruised
Despite all the cynical lies

And Oh how you fit me
Oh how you do
You know that you only
I’m head over you
Oh how it hit me
I’m bound up in you
Despite all the cynical lies
I finally found a piece that fit in my life
I finally found a piece that fit in my life
Oooooh oooh ooooh

Hell No! Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Put your ear up to the speaker
Let your jaw drop
Witness this power of suggestion
Blow the roof off
Gods of war march into battle
Make the ground shake
Crowd appears, countdown has begun
Drop the bomb, 4, 3, 2, 1

Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna sit down
Hell No! Y'all, Gonna shake this mother to the ground
Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna back down
Hell No! Y'all, Gonna put you suckers in the ground

Fourth and long,
Casualties abound
In the hot sun
Final play, pile up in the endzone
Deed is done,
Damn, glad we won.

Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna sit down
Hell No! Y'all, Gonna shake this mother to the ground
Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna back down
Hell No! Y'all, Gonna put you suckers in the ground

Man, you will never let anybody disrespect you
Hell no!
You will keep your head held high
Whether you win or you lose
Because no one will come into our house
And tell us what to do!

Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna sit down
Hell No! Y'all, Gonna shake this mother to the ground
Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna back down
Hell No! Y'all, Gonna put you suckers in the ground
Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna sit down
Hell No! Y'all, Gonna shake this mother to the ground
Hell No! Y'all, We ain't gonna back down
Hell No! We ain't gonna back down.

Hey Love Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I haven't felt you for a while
I haven't had much opportunity to smile
I see you in the eyes of couples passing by
As soulmates kiss, the innocence,
Too long I've been denied.

[Chorus]
Hey love, where you going
Hey love, how you been
I wish you'd stay a little longer
No, that's ok, I understand
Maybe another day
Hey love, old friend,
There you go again.

I found a photo and you were there
Captured in our faces
Just before you disappeared
It was nice to know you, if only for a while
To come and go with a sweet hello
And a bittersweet goodbye.

[Chorus]

I don't know where I am
I don't know
I don't know where I am

And if every new beginning
Is just another's end
Tell me love, why should i begin
Again.

[Chorus]

There you go again
Can you come back?
Can you come back love?
Can you come back?
Can you come back love?

Nightclubbing Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I can be who you want me to be uh huh-ow
Take a chance on a new enemy uh huh-ow uh huh-ow
Something different than you felt before
But you'll know it when you taste it
In the absence of light it's a flash in the night
Something that you can feel but it's always burnin'

Put on your best dress and make up your face
We're going nightclubbing we're going night clubbing
Get off your high horse and powder your nose
We're going nightclubbing nightclubbing

There's a place out on Avenue A uh huh-ow
Where the kids got a new remedy uh huh-ow uh huh-ow
Just a little bit to leave yourself for a temporary exile
It's a shortness of breath it's a glow in your chest
Something better than real that's always turnin'

Put on your best dress and make up your face
We're going nightclubbing we're going night clubbing
Get off your high horse and powder your nose
We're going nightclubbing nightclubbing
Check all your hang ups and lead at the door
We're going nightclubbing we're going night clubbing
Quit all your bitchin' and get on the floor
We're going nightclubbing nightclubbing

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
East side (?)
(??)

I got to know baby
When you see me don't (?)
I got to know baby
Sing along

Put on your best dress and make up your face
We're going nightclubbing we're going night clubbing
Get off your high horse and powder your nose
We're going nightclubbing nightclubbing
Check all your hang ups and lead at the door
We're going nightclubbing we're going night clubbing
Quit all your bitchin' and get on the floor
We're going nightclubbing nightclubbing
...

Black Light Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I'm on, 2, 3, 4
Wanna do your best tonight
Check, check

Cold day, stuck in my head
Wargames, interstates
Restless adolescence
Presidential motorcades
You know daddy's blowing words
Made of cigarette smoke
Mommy's always down on her knees
Late night, cocktail parties
Let the children do as they please
Yeah, Earthquakes and revelries

Me and my sister burning up in the room
We turn the black light on, turn the black light on
Nobody knows, nobody shows
Or really gives a damn
Me and my sister turn the black light on

Warm day, sun is shining
Ice trays, fake IDs
Stumbling towards the end of the
20th century
And it's hot enough to melt the ice caps
But you wanna make the summer stay
Sister, boyfriend calling,
Won't give me the time of day
Sometimes the guard goes down

Me and my sister burning up in the room
We turn the black light on, turn the black light on
Nobody knows, nobody shows
Or really gives a damn
Black light on, turn it on
Me and my sister turn it up in the room
We got a flashlight on, got the black light on
Nobody knows, nobody shows enough to give a damn
Me and my sister turn the black light on

Nothing is certain, time slips away
The world may be ending
But it ain't happening today, today, today,
oh-oh-oh

Latchkeys and memories
That never fade away

Me and my sister burn it up in the room
We turn the black light on, turn the black light on
Nobody knows, nobody shows
Or really gives a damn
Me and my sister turn it on, turn it on

Me and my sister getting stoned in the room
We turn the black light on, turn the black light on
Nobody knows, nobody shows
that we can give a damn
Me and my sister turn it on and on and on

Black light on
Come on
Black light on

Wounded Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I can't tell you why
The struggle to survive
Falling so hard
And all my senses lie
I can't believe my eyes
Keep on moving
With all the blood that i can give
I choose to live

[Chorus]
Tell me why we bother
Hurting one another
With nothing left to gain
How do you explain
Striking down my brother
Lying to a lover
Left with what remains
We are wounded
We are wounded

I can not disguise
The weight i feel inside
Some great ocean
But if love could be blind
With no more compromise
What might happen
Could you make the choice to live
Or to forgive

[Chorus]

We are wounded

With all the blood that I can give
With all the blood that I can give
I chose to live

[Chorus]

We are wounded
We are wounded

I Just Knew Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

When you walk in the noise dissapears
Where you begin is perfectly clear
All this time I felt so confused
Then came you and I just knew

Well I fell out when you picked up the phone
When we'd go out, yeah, it'd feel just like home
Do you think that I'm alright
Shining through and I just knew
And I just knew

There's something I've been meaning to ask you
How about making it for real
Something changed but I just knew
And I just knew

There's something I've been meaning to ask you
How about doing it for life
Something changed and I just knew
And I just knew
And I just know
Oh yeah and I knew

Come around and see me tonight, Darlin'
Come around and make it all right
Come around and see me tonight
Come around and make it all right, Darlin'

album: "Before The Robots" (2005)

Burned Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

On a Tuesday in December,
When you walked out I remember.
You were smiling as you turned around,
In the hallway, you lingered in the doorway.
And still the words you said to me, make me think of how we used to be.

Hand to my heart, I want to be the one who always learned.
She said, You're just like the sun.
I get so burned when you are close to me.

In the back room of a mansion,
You are planning your deception.
Always calling, never phoning.
I'm a victim of another's war.
And still the words you said to me,
Come ringing in your silent symphony.

Hand to my heart, I want to be the one who always learned.
She says, You're just like the sun.
I get so burned when you are close to me.

And still it hurt so bad, (I thought I'd get one over on you),
You know, I hope you're sad, (you deserve it more than anyone).

I could give you one good reason.
You could be my winning season.
All the things we could have been, just fell away.

Hand to my heart, I want to be the one who always learned.
She says, You're just like the sun. I get so burned when you are close to me.
I get so burned when you are close to me.

Daylight Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

You're a long walk in a rain storm
You're a cut that refuses to heal
You're a dull ache that I can't shake
You're a cold that's clogging up my head
Or a broke watch keeping time still
Till you pull me in pull me in
And I can't fight

If the night is cold
And you're feeling old
And the morning cuts you
Like a knife
And you're wearing thin
Feel you're giving in
In the darkest hour of the night
You find daylight

You're a stalled car in the desert
You're a song I can't get off my mind
And in a dire strait
With no hope at all in sight
You come rushing in rushing in
With a lifeline

If the night is cold
And you're feeling old
And the morning cuts you
Like a knife
And you're wearing thin
Feel you're giving in
In the darkest hour of the night
You find daylight

Pull me closer to your breast
I need you finally I confess
I'm drifting I'm drifting
I love you but I hate you too
God only knows what I could do
I'm drifting I'm drifting

Come on give me one reason
Come on find me in daylight
Come on give me one reason
Come on find me in daylight

If the night is cold
And you're feeling old
And the morning cuts you
Like a knife
And you're wearing thin
Feel you're giving in
In the darkest hour of the night
You find daylight
You'll find daylight

A Lifetime Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Allie woke up 8AM
Graduation day.
Got into a car,
And crashed along the way.

When we arrived late to the wake,
Stole the urn while they
Looked away,
And drove to the beach
'Cause I knew you'd want it
That way.

And you were standing
On the hood of the car
Singing out loud
When the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

It felt like a lifetime

And you move like water
I could drown in you.
And I fell so deep once,
Till you pulled me through

You would tell me
"No one is allowed to be so proud
They never reach out
When they're giving up."

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

Are you sitting in the lights?
Or combing your hair again,
And talking in rhymes?
Are you sitting in the lights?

When I got home, heard the phone,
Your parents had arrived.
And your dad set his jaw
Your mom just smiled and sighed.

But they left soon
And I went to my room.
Played that disc that you'd given me,
And I shut my eyes
Swear I could hear the sea.

When we were standing
On the hood of your car
Singing out loud when the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes,
Three and a half minutes,

Felt like a lifetime.

It's Only Natural Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Girl, your daddy's knocking on your door
I hear your footsteps on the floor to me
Stumbling back to your room

Pain it is a thing I can't explain
I only feel it when you go away
I'm waiting for you to return

Don't fight it if it feels good
(Don't fight it girl)
You hide it but you never should
(Don't hide)
Don't listen to voices in your head
What are you and me but monkeys in a tree?
It's only natural
Na-na-na-na natural

Hey, I know your mother's off at work
You say your daddy's such a jerk to you
Why can't they just all fade away

Girl, is that the way it's going to be?
I'm only happy when you're down on me
You can be my honeybee

Don't fight it if it feels good
(Don't fight it girl)
You hide it but you never should
(Don't hide it)
Don't listen to voices in your head
What are you and me but monkeys in a tree?
It's only natural
Na-na-na-na natural

Don't fight it if it feels good
(Don't fight it girl)
You hide it but you never should
(Don't hide)
Don't listen to voices in your head
What are you and me but monkeys in a tree?
It's only natural
It's only natural
It's only natural
Na-na-na-na natural
(don't fight it girl)
It's only natural
(don't hide it)
Is it the colour of your hair?
Is it the silly way you stare?
(don't fight it girl)
It's only natural
Na-na-na-na natural

Overcome Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

North light comes uninvited
Through the window to where you lie
Disjointed, dust and silence
Quite at a loss

I feel strange
I feel changed
I feel strange
Overcome
Overcome by you

I fell in too deep
But I learned to swim
In an undertow
I sense I'm giving in

I feel strange
I feel changed
I feel strange
Overcome
Overcome

I'm a little bit wiser
I'm a little bit sadder
I'm a little bit less you might have guessed
But if you could be staying
Tell me now darling I think I'm fading
I swear I'll never trade your life for a lie

I feel strange
I feel changed
I feel strange
Overcome
Overcome by you

Overcome by you

Special Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Are you real?
Are you real or just a dream?
It's been so long, I don't know.
I can feel. I can feel you with me now.
Even though you're far away.

Some are special.
They come back, racing through your mind.
You were special.
Your light, your heat
Will never die.

I was lost.
I was lost and I found you.
I will know no further love.
People move.
People move and fall away,
Love, you refuse to fade.

Some are special.
They come back, racing through your mind.
You were special.
Your light, your heat
Will never die.
So regretful, how could I ever be so blind.
You were special.
I thought I'd never lose my mind.

I was pulling far away.
You were begging me to stay.
And I thought I was losing you.
Funny, how the opposite was true.

Some are special.
They come back, racing through your mind.
You were special.
Your light, your heat
Will never die.
So regretful, how could I ever be so blind.
You were special.
I thought I'd never lose my mind.

Some are special.

Hollow Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Well they say your life was marked
And you were wondering if it would ever start
Stop

Sunlight on a razor blade
Three different souls
And the lives they made
I grew up in the 80's
In the pallisades
I was listening to Devo

And everybody catered to their needs
All voted most likely to succeed
Holly came out
And Billy got paid
But Jenny got pregnant the first time she got laid

All my rage
Sits inside
When even the finest things
Are leaving you hollow
And all my days
Left behind
And even the finest things
Are leaving you hollow

Cut to an interior view
Holly married well but so did you
One was black one was blue
I was watching the days go by
Could you be seen in a silly dream
Where Billy lives on Prozac and nicotine
Holly got her GED living in maternity
Nursing her broken heart for the love she lost

All my rage
Sits inside
When even the finest things
Are leaving you hollow
And all my days
Left behind
And even the finest things
Are leaving you hollow

And the sky is blue
And so are you
Mary takes a drag off a cigarette
And the stereo is coming up behind her
Like she needs someone to remind her
That life is richer in a minor key
Bill and Holly disagree
But I don't think so

All my rage
Sits inside
When even the finest things
Are leaving you hollow
And all my days
Left behind
And even the finest things
Are leaving you hollow

Sunlight on a razor blade
Three different souls and the lives they made
Well Holly came out and Billy got paid
But Jenny got pregnant the first time she got laid

American Dream Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

She was a midwestern prom queen
Got her boyfriend headed out West
They ended up in the valley
In a one room apartment
A disconnected phone
Yeah

Now five years later she's single
She's got two kids and a note
And if she gets a moment to herself
She can remember how everything used
To go her way
She says

Where did the time go
When everything was simple and free?
I want to know what happened
Somebody woke me before I could
Have my American Dream

For twenty years he worked corporate
He planned to early retire
His CEO he stole a billion dollars
Now he's working at Denny's
Hoping for a raise
He thinks

Where did the time go
When everything was simple and free?
I want to know what happened
Somebody woke me before I could
Have my American Dream

Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm a little bit rebel
I'm a bit patriot
I can see they're both sides of the coin
But still it gets a bit rough
Everything is screwed up
I guess it­s just the American way

Sometimes I wonder how you are
You're up in New York City with a family
I think I could have been your guy
It's just a moment in time that is slipping on away

Where did the time go
When everything was simple and free?
I want to know what happened
Somebody woke me before I could have
My American Dream
My American Dream

Yeah, yeah, yeah

She was a midwestern prom queen
Got her boyfriend headed out West

Our Last Night Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

We were standing in an empty room.
The moonlight was falling.
You were holding my hand when the car
Pulled up for you.
And I could have spent a life with you,
But those days were over.
You were calling my name when
Your face faded from view.

And wasn't it you who told me
The sun would always chase the day?
Wasn't it you who told me?

Angels fly in the air tonight.
Saying, Wasn't it just like swimming
Out on the lake?
Stars collide, and the air's alive.
Or was it just like those promises that you made
On our last night?

I remember waking up with you.
The days doing nothing,
You meant more to me then
Than I think you ever knew.
But you were going to be a doctor,
A movie star, a poet at a Nobel seminar,
I hope the world never tore that out of you.

And wasn't it you who told me
The sun would always chase the day?
Wasn't it you who told me?

Angels fly in the air tonight.
Saying, Wasn't it just like swimming
Out on the lake?
Stars collide, and the air's alive.
Or was it just like those promises that you made?

And what ever happened to the things you loved, the songs we played,
On the Indian days?
What ever happened to the things you gave away,
Like 'Harold and Maude' and singing?

I was waving as you drove away.
The sunlight was falling.
You were writing backwards
In a dusty windowpane.

Angels fly in the air tonight.
Saying, Wasn't it just like swimming
Out on the lake?
Stars collide, and the air's alive.
Or was it just like those promises that you made
On our last night?

A Southern Thing Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Kelly was a blackjack dealer
Living on the Gulf of Mexico
Kelly had a taste for guns and pills
He was looking for a mark to roll

Sara was a Kappa from Tulane
She was looking for a little change of pace
When a cop pulled them over on the interstate
Kelly blew that car away
(I heard them singing)

Gulf breeze on the porch
Me and my honey rocking back and forth
Light it up again with my kin and friends
Underneath a yellow moon
(It's a Gas)
Sweet dream New Orleans
Mississippi River running over me
Pretty Momma come and take me by the hand
Don't mock what you don't understand
It's a Southern Thing

Now when they held up a bank in Mobile
They finally made it on the evening news
She's a Georgia Peach never within reach
He's a felon from Baton Rouge
I heard Robert Johnson playing on a steel guitar
In the heat of the Delta sun
When Kelly drove them back up to Memphis
To finish what the King had once begun
(Come on and sing it now)

Gulf breeze on the porch
Me and my honey rocking back and forth
Light it up again with my kin and friends
Underneath a yellow moon
(It's a Gas)
Sweet dream New Orleans
Mississippi River rolling over me
Pretty Momma come and take me by the hand
Don't mock what you don­t understand
It's a Southern Thing

If we ever get out of here
I want you to promise me
You'll go down to the Gulf
And swim
Deep in the sea
And you'll think of me
The way you used to sing
That silly song to me
Singing
M-I crooked letter crooked letter
Hump back hump back
Get a little closer
M-I crooked letter crooked letter
Hump back hump back
Get a little closer

Gulf breeze on the porch
Me and my honey rocking back and forth
Light it up again with my kin and friends
Underneath a yellow moon
(It's a Gas)
Sweet dream New Orleans
Mississippi River running over me
Pretty Momma come and take me by the hand
Don't mock what you don't understand
It's a Southern Thing

Juicy Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Here we go

I got with somebody's date
You're like a Soap Opera cover
My lover self-automates
Juicy

You say a-somebody say
You're like a salve for a leper
You're sweet for somebody's pain
Juicy
Aw, Juicy

Yeah, you got to live for your own
You say you got all the sordid details
Check-out retail
Watch it sell
Juicy
Aw, Juicy

I Gotta Delay

Mothers, children on the street
Can't get enough to eat
Off the record
Dishes fly
Don't know the reason why
Meet me in the check out stand
See who can be the lover man
Conscience bleeding in a song
Guilty as the day is long
Goodbye

Yeah, you got to live for your own
You say you got all the sordid details
Check-out retail
Watch it sell
I got to see that lie
You say what you're going to say
You got to know it's a bitter poison
Sapping all of your soul away

Yeah, Juicy
Juicy

Our Finest Year Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I am bending
Made of steel
I am stumbling
Towards something real
How can you forget this feeling
Of standing straight while the world is reeling?

Don't leave me here alone
You're as close as it gets to home

Don't look down
You might fall
Life made rookies of us all
In our finest year
Don't wait up
We'll be fine
Somehow we might get it right
In our finest year

I am hopeful
Full of doubt
And I am trying to work this whole thing out
So how can you just sit there sleeping
When your worlds on fire
And your chest is beating?

And I want to think you feel the same

Don't look down
You might fall
Life made rookies of us all
In our finest year
Don't wait up
We'll be fine
Somehow we might get it right
In our finest year

In this moment
While you're breathing
If the future leaves you needing
Will you be the one who stayed?
As your life just slipped away?

Don't leave me here alone
You're as close as it gets to home

I'll be there if you fall
Love made suckers of us all

Don't look down
You might fall
Life made rookies of us all
In our finest year
Don't wait up
We'll be fine
Somehow we might get it right
In our finest year

Breathless Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Here you are now
Fresh from your war
Back from the edge of time
And all that you were,
Stripped to the bone
I thought you­d want to know

That when you feel the world is crashing
All around your feet
Come running headlong into my arms
Breathless
I'll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now running headlong
Into my arms
Breathless

Lay down your guns
Too weak to run
Nothing can harm you here
Your precious heart
Broken and scarred
Somehow you made it through
I only ask that you won't go again

When you feel the world is crashing
All around your feet
Come running headlong into my arms
Breathless
I'll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now running headlong
Into my arms
Breathless

So glad to see you smiling
So good to hear your laugh
I think that you've found you even
Missed yourself
I'm only asking this because I think that
Truth be told
Oh, you'll never go again
Again

When you feel the world is crashing
All around your feet
Come running headlong into my arms
Breathless
I'll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now running headlong
Into my arms
Breathless
Breathless

album: "Closer" (2001)

Misunderstood Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Talking in her sleep again
Reciting lines start to end
But she's not crazy
(Knock on wood)
Just a little misunderstood

She takes a walk at 4AM
Wakes the neighborhood again
And I find myself recalling everything she used to tell me

Aw yeah, alright, truth hurts inside
Aw yeah, that's right, you go around once in life

Everybody wants to be a part
Everybody loves a situation
Who would ever want to play the part
Of anonymous numbers on a governmental chart

She's waiting tables the next day
She pulls a double then on her way
To an audition in Hollywood, yeah,
A little misunderstood

We sit around the house
Waiting for the phone to ring
And I know she alone holds the key
To everything I want to be

Aw yeah, alright, truth hurts inside
Aw yeah, that's right, you go around once in life

Everybody wants to be a part
Everybody loves a situation
Who would ever want to play the part
Of anonymous numbers on a governmental chart

Everybody wants to be your friend
When you've got something you can give them
All I've seen, bad and good, she's not crazy
Just a little misunderstood.

Aw yeah, all good, she's not crazy,
Just a little misunderstood.

Two years later you're a star
Who'd have thought we'd get this far?
But I'd give it all away if I
Could see you on that day again
When you quit work
And threw that coffee
At the manager jerk

You said, "Close your eyes
I've got a surprise
A house in the hills
And a car that drives by."

Aw yeah, alright, truth hurts, don't it? Inside
Aw yeah, that's right, you go around once in life

Everybody wants to be a part
Everybody loves a situation
Who would ever want to play the part
Of anonymous numbers on a governmental chart

Everybody wants to be your friend
When you've got something you can give them
All I've seen, bad and good, she's not crazy
Just a little misunderstood.

Aw yeah, all good, she's not crazy,
Just a little misunderstood.

Extra Ordinary Lyrics – Better Than Ezra (feat. DJ Swamp)

I got a little bit of hope
Like a soap on a rope
Sweeter than sour
But getting thinner by the hour
Falling fast, and I'm running out of gas

Muggin on your sister!
Smart as Bobby Fischer!

Still I couldn't get arrested
Though I got more hooks
Than Madonna got looks
And just like that AC/DC song
Come on baby, shake me all night long

All I want to do
Is stay till early in the morning
(You know I love you baby)
And all I've got to say
Is your love's extra ordinary
You're extra ordinary, baby

Somebody push me through the door
I been sleeping on the floor
Thirty-one flavors, listen to the neighbors
Through the wall
At a debutante ball

Cumba lada vista!
Got a Mona Lisa!

So much for the late rent
Cause your money's spent
And it's cold inside
But just like that Barenaked Ladies' song
I'm hot like wasabi when I'm next to your body

All I want to do
Is stay till early in the morning
(You know I love you baby)
And all I've got to say, yeah
Is your love's extra ordinary
You're extra ordinary, baby

Ain't love such a sweet thing!
Ain't love such a sweet thing!

(Con fuego, baby ...)

All I want to do
Is stay till early in the morning
(You know I love you baby)
And all I've got to say, yeah
Is your love's extra ordinary
You're extra ordinary, baby

Closer Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

And the morning light was breaking
Slowly moving across the bed
He gets up without her waking
To the voices in his head

Through the shadows in the hallway
To the room they painted blue
And on the inside he is frightened
At a loss for what to do

Until he opens up his eyes
And the angels all look down

Even closer than this life
Closer than your faith
Closer than the things that you hold dearly
And in vain
Closer than this life
Falling through again
Giving more than anything
That you could hope to win

And he knows his life is changing
It's never easy letting go
For the first time you are mortal
As the child before you grows
And he wonders at the sight
Of the joy that he has found

Even closer than this life
Closer than your faith
Closer than the things that you hold dearly
And in vain
Closer than this life
Falling through again
Giving more than anything
That you could hope to win

And what would you intend to find?
Solitude? Your peace of mind?
Holding out for something less
Than touching the hand of God?

Even closer than this life
Closer than this faith
Closer than the things that you hold dearly
And in vain
Closer than this life
Falling through again
Giving more than anything
That you could hope to win

Closer than this life
Closer finally
Living for the only thing
You ever made complete
Oh, for the one thing
That you both did perfectly

Rolling Lyrics – Better Than Ezra (feat. Toddy)

Rain drops bead again
They make a tide pool
On your summer skin

Shoplifting corner store
I should have got,
Should have got some more.

How'd you get so low?
How'd you get so low?
Baby I don't know.

God, how you look the same.
I recognize the face,
But not the name.

Pull over, never stop
A caramel-colored girl in a halter top.

How'd you get so low?
How'd you get so low?
(She said)

Me and you
Got a lot to do.
We go rolling
From Friday till Sunday noon.
Stop! Start a letter,
Rent-A-Saint in back
Want to hit the interstate in a Cadillac,
And we're rolling.

Could it be that hard
To never mind the rent
And then quit your job?

Flying, at what cost?
Shout outs to the ones we've lost.

How'd you get so low?
How'd you get so low?

Don't mind me. Me? I'm fine.
I just get a little lost sometimes.
But what I really meant to say,
I couldn't live without you another day.

How'd you get so low?
How'd you get so low?
(She said)

Me and you
Got a lot to do.
We go rolling
From Friday till Sunday noon.
Stop! Start a letter,
Rent-A-Saint in back
Want to hit the interstate in a Cadillac,
And we're rolling.

Are you just worried to see me?
Are you just worried to need me?

Me and you
Got a lot to do.
We go rolling
>From Friday till Sunday noon.
Stop! Start a letter,
Rent-A-Saint in back
Want to hit the interstate in a Cadillac,
And we're rolling.
Yeah, we're rolling.
Me and you, we're rolling.

On a Sunday afternoon.

Yeah...

A Lifetime Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Allie woke up 8AM
Graduation day.
Got into a car,
And crashed along the way.

When we arrived late to the wake,
Stole the urn while they
Looked away,
And drove to the beach
'Cause I knew you'd want it
That way.

And you were standing
On the hood of the car
Singing out loud
When the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

It felt like a lifetime

And you move like water
I could drown in you.
And I fell so deep once,
Till you pulled me through

You would tell me
"No one is allowed to be so proud
They never reach out
When they're giving up."

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

Are you sitting in the lights?
Or combing your hair again,
And talking in rhymes?
Are you sitting in the lights?

When I got home, heard the phone,
Your parents had arrived.
And your dad set his jaw
Your mom just smiled and sighed.

But they left soon
And I went to my room.
Played that disc that you'd given me,
And I shut my eyes
Swear I could hear the sea.

When we were standing
On the hood of your car
Singing out loud when the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes,
Three and a half minutes,

Felt like a lifetime.

Recognize Lyrics – Better Than Ezra (feat. DJ Swamp)

First thing I remember was lying in the sand
When a plague of seven horsemen
Came across the desert land
They had one good eye between them
They were burning up the sky
When I asked why they had come for me
The ugly one replied
He told me

Ah, you better recognize
Aw, you better recognize, son

Next thing I recall well
I was hanging from a cliff
When an angel came to rescue
Me and held me in her grip
She said, "Everyone who's ever loved you
Gets hurt in the end."
Then she smiled and said, "Forgive me."
As she let go of my hand
She told me

(You been living out of pocket, out of your socket)
Ah, you better recognize.
(You been leaning like a Pisa, a moaning Lisa)
Ah, you better recognize, son
(Hip hip for all the busted, we are entrusted)
Ah, you better recognize.
(You come a pleading, but it's too late
We can't hear you're on the list now!)
And let your dim light shine.

Always darkest before the morning light,
Lord knows you ain't that bright
Better let your dim light shine

Just before I hit the ground
I woke up in my bed
I was dazed and I was weary
And my heart was full of dread
When I looked at my reflection
I was horrified to find
There were seven horsemen next to me
The angel close behind
They told me

(You been living out of pocket, out of the socket)
Ah, you better recognize.
(You been leaning like a Pisa, a moaning Lisa)
Ah, you better recognize, son
(Hip hip for all the busted, we are entrusted)
Ah, you better recognize.
(You come a pleading, but it's too late
We can't hear you're on the list now!)
And let your dim light shine.

Sincerely, Me Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I can still recall
The way you looked that fall
In your favorite dress
The day before you left
And since that time
I wrote a simple rhyme

And I miss you and the things you do
The time we had, the good and bad
The day we met that I can't forget
Signed Sincerely, Me

Are you cross at your loss?
But could you be more obsessive
If I'd given you the chance
But since you asked, a reply but it's the last

And I miss you and the things you do
The love you fake, the heart you break.
The buzz you caught, and the times we fought
Signed Sincerely, Me.
Oh, my God, and don't forget P.S.
I moved away to a new address
It's far away and I think it's best
Signed Sincerely, Me.

Why can't it be like it was?
The rain falls, the summer ends.
Why can't it be like it was?
You always said you'd never go away.

And I confess, I was such a mess
I drove for fifteen hours
On this nasty Greyhound bus
Yes, I've returned.
(You'd think that I would have learned.)

But I miss you and the things you do
The times we had, the good and bad
The day we met that I can't forget
Signed Sincerely, Me

Could you really be a bitch like that?
Broke my door when you stole the cat.
Someone said that you even laughed
Signed Sincerely, Me

Why can't it be like it was?
The rain falls, the summer ends.
Why can't it be like it was?
You always said you'd never go away.

And I miss you...

The hope you give.
The life you live.
The cross you bear.
The way you swear.
The face you make
When you masturbate.
Our bed in the moonlight.
And the night we fought
You were so distraught.
And the lies I denied
Even when you cried,
God knows I apologize,
Signed Sincerely, Me.

Why can't it be like it was?
The rain goes, the sun returns.
Why can't it be like it was?
You always said you'd never go away.
You'd never go away.
You'd never go away.

Signed Sincerely, Me.

Get You In Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I sit and watch your flowers wilting in the kitchen
I felt like I was one of them gasping for air.
I go from room to room hoping to find your
I play my music louder than you'd like me to

Why can't I be your lover?
Can there be another?
And when I feel without I want to get you in.
Can't I be your lover?
At five o'clock you come shuffling in.
And when I lock you out I want to get you,
Get you, get you in.

I understand that you are going through a hard time
But what you need to recognize I'm in one too
You say that maybe we should take some time apart
But you go your way, I'll get by, and you'll go get high
You just see if I mind.

Why can't I be your lover?
Can there be another?
And when I feel without I want to get you in.
Why can't I be your lover?
At five o'clock you come shuffling in.
And when I lock you out I want to get you,
Let you, get you in.

Well I could be wrong I don't even know myself
And I must be strong when you're gone so long
I don't need to know reasons why.

What I wouldn't do for you.

Why can't I be your lover?
Can there be another?
And when I feel without I want to get you in.
Why can't I be your lover?
At five o'clock you come shuffling in.
And when I lock you out I want to get you,
Let you, get you in.
I want to get you in.

Briefly Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Wake me up
Slap my face
Draw me closer in
To your embrace

Cause nobody wants to be the butt of every joke
And nobody wants to be the one to pull the rope
So you harden your shell
Slowly losing yourself

And now I'm close
But not touching
And I'm cold
But not freezing
And I'm only alive
Only alive
Briefly

Can you feel
Could you love
Are you further now from where you started
I bet you do enough just to get by
Don't you

Cause nobody wants to be the butt of every joke
And nobody wants to be the one who's full of hope
And a cop's light goes by
And the moon lights the night

And now I'm close
But not touching
And I'm cold
But not freezing
And I'm only alive
Only alive
Briefly

And you're a starlight that shines
For a moment in time
In time

Juarez Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

Worn out in Juarez
Asking the dust for change
Worn out in Juarez
A punch drunk assassin
Getting caught in the rain

Driving all the way from Albuquerque
Living on Funyuns and beef jerky, yeah

Wearing the ages
Mining the seats for cash
Worn on the edges
Faded like a photo left too long on the dash

Busking all the way from Sarasota
Chasing mini thins with cherry cola, yeah

It's a dreamlife

Hitching all the way from Minnesota
Sunflower seeds in your scotch and soda

It's a dreamlife
Ah, it's a dreamlife

Worn out in Juarez
Worn out in Juarez

I Do Lyrics – Better Than Ezra

I got a little bit of reason
For everything I've done
I might just serenade the moonlight

And I get so lonely in this crowd
I want to scream but make no sound
And yeah I'm lost but maybe I'll be fine

Cause when I'm in over my head
I hear the words you said
That someone out there's
Listening to the same song
Feeling the same way that I do
Make me a believer pick up the receiver
And tell me you feel just like I do
I do

And I couldn't bear to see you walk out
And leave it all behind
I couldn't bear to see the sunlight

And I love the sound of rain on tin
Your screen door beckoning me in
And yeah I'm mad but overcome with joy

Could it be so damn naive
To hope you could agree?
That someone out there's
Listening to the same song
Feeling the same way that I do
Make me a believer pick up the receiver
Tell me you feel just like I do
I do

In a world that's cellophane
You get so lost I know you do
In a world that's cellophane

Someone out there's
Listening to the same song
Feeling the same way that I do
Make me a believer pick up the receiver
Tell me you feel just like I do
I do
Someone out there's
Listening to the same song
Feeling the same way that I do
Make me a believer pick up the receiver
And tell me you feel just like I do
I do

"How Does Your Garden Grow?" (1998)

Je Ne M'en Souviens Pas Lyrics – Better than Ezra

WE'RE ALL A SCENE IN MONA'S DREAM...

A PARIS STREET.
A QUIET STREAM.
FAR AWAY FROM CABRINI GREEN.
FORGOTTEN LOVE AT SEVENTEEN,
WHERE HER CHILDREN GOT A CHANCE,
NOT A DEAD END STREET.

CAUSE SOME GOT RELIGION,
AND SOME GOT DRUGS,
SOME GOT MONEY AND,
SOME GOT LOVE,

ALL OF HER DAYS IN A DRY-EYED HAZE,
JUST ANOTHER SCENE IN MONA'S DREAM.

One More Murder Lyrics – Better than Ezra

ONE MORE MURDER IN THIS TOWN,
DON'T MEAN A THING JUST LOCK YOUR DOORS
AND DRIVE AROUND.

ONE MORE MURDER IN THIS TOWN,
DON'T WORRY THE RAIN WILL
WASH THE CHALK MARKS FROM THE GROUND.

SATURDAY NIGHT, SHOTS RING OUT,
ADD ONE TO THE BODY COUNT.
YOU COME ALIVE TO SEE ANOTHER'S END.

PLEAD IT TO A LESSER COUNT,
D.A. SAYS WITHOUT A DOUBT,
IN 3-5 YOU'RE ON THE STREETS AGAIN.

ONE MORE MURDER IN THIS TOWN
DON'T MEAN A THING
YOU GET ACCUSTOMED TO THE SOUND

ONE MORE MURDER IN THIS TOWN
BLOCK OFF THE STREET AND
WRAP THE CRIME SCENE TAPE AROUND.

HOSANNA! HOSANNA!
I CAN'T FEEL A THING AT ALL!
HOSANNA! HOSANNA!
I CAN'T FEEL A THING!
I CAN'T FEEL A THING AT ALL!

SATURDAY NIGHT YOU'RE GOING OUT
PARKING LOT, A FIGURE COME ABOUT
FEEL A PIECE CLICK AGAINST YOUR HEAD.
PLEADING TO HIS SYMPATHY,
"TAKE THE CAR, I GOT A FAMILY"
YOU HEAR A LAUGH,
"IT DON'T MEAN SHIT TO ME."

ONE MORE MURDER IN THIS TOWN

At The Stars Lyrics – Better than Ezra

MAYBE I SHOULD DROP YOU AT YOUR DOOR.
OR LEAVE TONIGHT AND VANISH UP THE SHORE.
ANYWHERE BUT HERE.

IT'S THREE O'CLOCK WE'RE DRIVING IN YOUR CAR,
YOU'RE SCREAMING OUT THE WINDOW AT THE STARS,
"PLEASE DON'T DRIVE ME HOME!"

[CHORUS:]
BLAME US BECAUSE WE ARE WHO WE ARE.
HATE US BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER GET THAT FAR.
AND WHO'D SUPPOSE YOU WOULD GO?
I'VE ALREADY LEARNED ENOUGH TO KNOW.

TELL ME ALL THE PLACES WE COULD GO.
AND COUNT THE HEADLIGHTS PASSING ON THE ROAD,
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO.

[CHORUS:]

[BRIDGE:]
HERE WE ARE.
FOREIGN TO THEIR WORLD.
STRAIGHT AND COMPOSED.
YOUR SERMONS I CAN DO WITHOUT
AND I FINALLY FOUND.
THAT EVERYBODY LOVES TO LOVE YOU
WHEN YOU'RE FAR AWAY.

COULD IT BE WE'VE DONE SOMETHING WRONG
WE'D MAKE IT BACK TO YOUR PLACE BEFORE DAWN
"PLEASE, DON'T TAKE ME HOME."
"PLEASE, DON'T TAKE ME HOME."

[CHORUS:]

Like It Like That Lyrics – Better than Ezra

THAT CALLING FROM THAT PORCH AGAIN
LOW DRESS BLOWING IN THE WIND
(I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN I'D REGRET IT LATER)
BUT SHE BLOW LIKE A TSUNAMI

I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT

TERRA COTTA, WINDOW PANE
BROWN SKIN SOAKING UP THE RAIN
(I SHOULD HAVE BEEN A CYNICAL WRITER)
BUT SHE DON'T CARE JUST WHERE HE BE

I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT

SHE CAN MOVE YOU!
SHE CAN MOVE YOU!
WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
DESTINY.

I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT

Allison Foley Lyrics – Better than Ezra

"CALMLY, LIKE A RAZOR
I GOT US ON THE DOOR,"
OR "I GOT A TAPE OF 'CLERKS'
SOMEONE LEFT THE NIGHT BEFORE."

SO I GO OVER LATER,
YOU'RE SITTING IN THAT CHAIR
SMOKING ON YOUR CIGARETTE
FINGERING YOU HAIR

SO I GET DRUNK AND STONED,
EVERY TIME YOU COME AROUND.

TWENTY-NINE AND AIMLESS
YOU BARTEND DOWN ON FOURTH
YOUR PARENTS PAY INSURANCE
AND THE PARSON'S AUDIT COURSE

OVER-SCHOOLED AND UNINSPIRED
A TRUST FUND UP YOUR NOSE
ALL THAT WASTED TALENT BUT, UH
AIN'T THAT HOW IT ALWAYS GOES?

SO I GET DRUNK AND STONED,
EVERY TIME YOU COME AROUND.
YEAH, YEAH YEAH

SO LONG ALISON FOLEY
SO LONG, BYE-BYE

(COME UP HIGHER, TAKE A STEP HIGHER)
SOMETIMES YOU UNDERSTAND
THE REASONS HOW YOU WENT ASTRAY
BUT LEAST OF ALL THE ANSWER,
THAT IT HURTS TO WATCH YOU WASTE AWAY.

SO I GET DRUNK AND STONED,
EVERY TIME YOU COME AROUND.
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

SO LONG, ALISON FOLEY
SO LONG, BYE-BYE

Under You Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Along the edges colors blur, it seems familiar
While you read your magazine
I was counting all the markers

And California seemed to draw you like a siren
From a postcard
In a letter
Or a frame of film melting

Under you, I feel your breath move in and out slowly
Under you, let go completely feeling you take over me
Take over me

A Hollywood flat where we'd laugh about our fortunes
Where we held jobs in this bar down at 3rd and San Vicente
And Ramen Noodles at 4:30 in the morning,
Where we barely could survive, I was never more alive

Under you, I feel your blood flowing out slowly
Under you, let go completely feeling you take over me
Take over me

You moved in slow degrees
A sudden memory
You're a Leonard Cohen song

But every now and then I'd swear
I see you standing
On a sidewalk,
In a restaurant,
From a taxi passing by

Under you, I feel your breath move in, out slowly
Under you, let go completely, feeling you take over me

Take over me...

Live Again Lyrics – Better than Ezra

DON'T FEAR,
EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE AT A LOSS.
I'M NUMB,
A SHELL OF EMPTY THOUGHTS.
BUT YOU GLOW,
YOU STRETCH AND PULL ME OUT.
DOES THAT TROUBLE YOU?
DOES THAT TROUBLE YOU?

[CHORUS:]
LOVE ME
HATE ME
MAKE ME LIVE AGAIN
I NEED YOU AROUND

HEAL ME
HURT ME
MAKE ME LIVE AGAIN
I WANT YOU AROUND

SO LONG,
I NEVER HAD EXPERIENCED
THIS BLISS.
SO HOW COULD I RESIST?
AND I'M FINE
A LITTLE LIGHT-HEADED.
DOES THAT WORRY YOU?
I DIDN'T MEAN TO WORRY YOU.

[CHORUS:]

NOW, RETREATING FROM THE LIGHT
I LOVE IT WHEN WE FIGHT
IT MAKES ME THINK
AT LEAST YOU STILL CARE

GIVE UP, YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE
MOONLIGHT, ILLUMINATES YOUR STARE
AND IT'S GREAT, CAPTIVATING YOU
DOES THAT TROUBLE YOU?
I DIDN'T MEAN TO TROUBLE YOU

[CHORUS & FADE]

Happy Day Mama Lyrics – Better than Ezra

I WROTE A THREE PAGE NOTE
SO I COULD ASK YOU WHY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE
(DISREGARD THE PRETENSE THAT YOU MADE).
COME ALIVE, COME ALIVE, WATCH THE CITY GO BY.
TURN ME UP, TURN ME UP, TURN ME UP, TURN ME UP, TURN ME UP

YOUR FACE IS CREASED BY THE PILLOW CASE SHEETS,
THE BEDROOM IS A MESS.
CAN I GET SOME ROOM SERVICE PLEASE?
ARE YOU LUCID? DRUG INDUCED?
THROUGH BLOODSHOT EYES THE CITY COME ALIVE,COME ALIVE,COME ALIVE.

AH, HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE!
AH, HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE!

OUTSIDE, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE BORN WITH A KICK-ME SIGN
TAPED PERMANENTLY TO YOUR BACK.
I CAN RELATE, VIDEO TAPE,
YOU GOT A LAUGH WHEN YOU FELL FACE FIRST ON THE FLOOR.

AH, HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE!
AH, HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE!

ARE YOU LISTENING?
ARE YOU BREATHING?
GIVE ME SOMETHING, I CAN BELIEVE IN,
BECAUSE YOU GIVE ME SOUL
ILLUMINATING EVERYTHING!
AW, PUSH IT BOY, PUSH IT LIKE YOU NEVER SHOULD.

UNDERSTATE.
YOU WERE GREAT,
SUMMERING OUT ON THE CAPE.
I SAID LAST NIGHT HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU,
BUT YOU WOULDN'T RECALL NO,
YOU DON'T RECALL ANYTHING DO YOU?

AH, HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE
AH, HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE

I WROTE A THREE PAGE NOTE
I WROTE A THREE PAGE NOTE
I WROTE A THREE PAGE NOTE
HAPPY DAY MAMA, HAPPY DAY, HAPPY DAY, HAPPY DAY MAMA!

Pull Lyrics – Better than Ezra

You come walking like somebody's lover
You come talking like somebody's friend
You won't be here if I were unable
We both want the same thing

Pull
Pull
We both want the same thing

Pull
Pull
We both want the same thing

Lover, Sister
Anoint me, Absolve me
Take me, with you, below Hell
You won't be here if I were unwilling
We both know what I bring, sugar

Pull
Pull
We both want the same thing

Pull
Pull
We both want the same thing

Around, Surround
You Subjagate me
Feel your pull
Effortlessly
Fuck me up
I'm begging you, please
We both want the same thing, Sugar

(keep 'um busy)
Pull
Pull
We both want the same thing

Pull
Pull
We both want the same....

Particle Lyrics – Better than Ezra

YOUR PAIN MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL, YOU LOVE TO LOSE CONTROL,
AND MEDIOCRITY'S REWARDED SO SET YOUR STANDARDS LOW.
IN AN IMPLODING STAR, OR A BURNED OUT CAR, I IMPLORE YOU.
IN A CARBON-ARC OR A DIM LIT PARK, I IMPLORE YOU.

SUCK ME IN, I'M WILLING, I GET OFF WHEN YOU GO ON
LET ME BE YOUR FATE. POUR IT ON, POUR IT ON.
IN A COUNTRY FAIR OR UNION SQUARE, I IMPLORE YOU
IN A SHROUDED FACE OR A SPRAY OF MACE, I IMPLORE YOU.
I IMPLORE YOU.

CRYPTIC? ELEMENTAL.
YOU TRANSCEND WHEN YOU SUCCUMB.
ONE LAST SHRED OF FRAILTY LEFT,
EMBEDDED IN OUR BONES.
IN AN IMPLODING STAR, OR A BURNED OUT CAR, I IMPLORE YOU
IN A CARBON-ARC OR A DIM LIT PARK, I IMPLORE YOU

SO DO IT AGAIN, DO IT AGAIN, DO IT AGAIN. THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS
PARTICLE.

SO DO IT AGAIN, DO IT AGAIN, DO IT AGAIN. THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS
PARTICLE

Beautiful Mistake Lyrics – Better than Ezra

PHOTO STILLS
IN YOUR WALLET WITH THE UNPAID BILLS
AND YOU SHOW IT LIKE IT MEANS SOMETHING
YOU COULD NEVER KNOW THE PAIN IT BRINGS

AND HERE YOU ARE
STANDING IN OUR DRIVE
(WHEN ABSENCE SUITS YOU BEST)
LETTERS AND YOUR CARDS
WITH NO RETURN ADDRESS

[CHORUS:]
NOW YOU COME AROUND
NOW YOU COME AROUND
YOUR FAMILIAR SOUNDS
WE ARE YOUR BEAUTIFUL,
WE ARE YOUR BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE.

WAITING FOR THIS DAY
WELL I MEMORIZED THE THINGS I'D SAY
HOW YOU BROKE HER WHEN YOU DISAPPEARED
HOW I HEAR HER SAY,

"YOU'D MAKE YOUR FATHER PROUD."
IT ECHOES THROUGH THE YEARS
AS IF I COULD FORGET ALL A MOTHER'S TEARS

[CHORUS:]

[BRIDGE:]
NO, DON'T SAY A WORD
LEAVE WHILE YOU STILL CAN
PUT OUT YOUR LIGHT

NOW I GUESS YOU'RE GOING
A FIGURE THROUGH THE DOOR
AND YOUR TAILLIGHTS FADED
LIKE TWENTY YEARS BEFORE

[CHORUS:]

Everything In 2's Lyrics – Better than Ezra

CUT ME OUT OF THIS ROLE.
I CAN'T PLAY IT ANYMORE.
IT MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE WATER HERE.

GIVE ME UP,
I CONFESS.
I FEEL AS THOUGH I'M LIVING LESS.
THE STRANGEST GRAVITY AFFECTS MY WAY.
BECAUSE I WAS BORN INCOMPLETE,
DROWNING IN THE BREVITY.
KIND OF LIKE A ROAD YOU'RE TRAVELLING ON.

[CHORUS:]
EVERYTHING IN 2'S
YOU OFTEN LOSE
YOU MAKE ME WHOLE AGAIN
EVERYTHING IN 2'S
YOU NEVER KNEW
YOU'D MAKE ME WHOLE AGAIN.

SOMEONE SAID, SOMEONE WROTE,
WE'RE FLOATING TETHERED TO A ROPE.
SO COMPLICATE ME,
I COULD USE THE WEIGHT.
IN HOW YOU MOVE THE SCENERY,
LOVER, HOW YOU MIRROR ME.
BUT STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE.

[CHORUS:]

AND NOW AND AGAIN,
YOU FIND YOURSELF OVER YOUR HEAD.
IN A CYNICAL TIME, IN YOU I FIND
A REASON TO LIVE.

[CHORUS:]

CUT ME OUT OF THIS ROLE
I CAN'T PLAY IT ANYMORE
IT MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE WATER HERE.

New Kind Of Low Lyrics – Better than Ezra

[A) LOW]

I PUSH THE LIMITS OF GOOD TASTE
WHENEVER I OPEN MY MOUTH
YOU GOT A WORM IN YOUR EAR
LIKE CHECKOV FROM KAHN

SHAME! SHAME!
I HIT A NEW KIND OF LOW.

ALL THE WAY FROM SOUTH DAKOTA
LIKE A GREEN LEPRACHAUN
SHE GOT A SUN DRESS IN HEAT
HE GOT HIS LATEX GLOVES ON

SHAME! SHAME!
I HIT A NEW KIND OF LOW.

AND IF YOU EVER COME HERE
YOU'RE TWEAKING ON THE PHONE
"I GOT A NEW CONNECTION"
I NEVER LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

SHAME! SHAME!
I HIT A NEW KIND OF LOW...

[B) COMA]

ALL THE TIME,
A LOSS.
BLACK LIKE YOU WERE BLESSED,
I WAS SOBERED BLIND.
LET YOU TAKE ME THERE
AND LAUGHED LOUD WHEN THEY FOUND
I WAS DEVOURED. DEVOURED.
DEVOURED.

Waxing Or Waning? Lyrics – Better than Ezra

YOU IN YOUR COAT
WRITING A NOTE,
"DEAR SAL, I HOPE YOU'LL AGREE..."

THEN CATCHING A BUS,
JUST AFTER DUSK,
A ONE WAY TRIP TO THE CITY.

A COLD WATER FLAT.
A HOT PLATE,
A HAT.
THE WANT ADS ARE STREWN ON THE FLOOR.
AND YOU GET SO MAD, WHEN YOUR MA AND DAD
REFLECT WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

BUT I SEE YOU THERE
NUDE AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
(BUT SO FAR AWAY)
AND I RECALL ALL
YOUR DREAMS AND YOUR SCHEMES
MOVING ME.
THE PLANS THAT WE MADE,
A STREET SERENADE

YOU CAN'T BE LIKE YOUR BROTHER AND MIKE,
CONTENT JUST TO LIVE AND GET BY.
I HOPE THAT YOUR FINE,
AT 13TH AND 9.
WAXING OR WANING?
YOUR CALL.

BUT I SEE YOU THERE
ALIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
BUT SO FAR AWAY
AND I RECALL ALL YOUR
HANDS AND YOUR PLANS MOVING ME
THE SENSE THAT IT MADE
A STREET SERENADE.

"Friction, Baby" (1996)

King Of New Orleans Lyrics – Better than Ezra

There's an angel on the stairs
(as if you'd even care)
When the lights go up,
and the sun has nearly gone down.

Did you see him on the street?
Did you pass him at your feet?
Did you think aloud,"how dare they
even look me in the eye'?

And he loves the girls.
And he loves the boys.
Going to make twenty dollars
before the weekends over.

So set him up,
Let him fall.
Turn him over in your hands.
God save the King of New Orleans.

Got a ticket to a show.
Going to see him take a blow.
When the drunk one said,
"Cat Sssstevens was the greatest singer!"

And did you kick him in the head?
Did you see the blood run down? Did you laugh at all when the
people walked right by and said aloud,
"You gutter punks are all the same.
"Probably make twenty dollars 'fore the weekends over."?

So set him up,
Then let him fall.
Turn him over in your hands.
God save the King of New Orleans.

Radio in my head.
Radio in that car.
Going down again,
he's going down again....

Anyway you look, anyway you talk it over.
It's easier to let it slip out of your mind.
But it rips your heart out.

Then it kicks your head in.
Just give him one more chance,
try to see the beauty in his world.
All the way in on my hands, in on my feet,
and shoulders. Going to make twenty dollars
before the weekends over.

So set him up,
Then let him fall.
Turn him over in your hands.
God save the King of New Orleans.

God save the King of New Orleans.

Rewind Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Cut a tape of my favorite songs
Said what I can't face to face
I hoped that you would share all my thoughts
We are young and unimpressed, with all you'd recognize.

So play it all over
Turn it wide.
Now there is nothing but a
Mix tape left behind
Now it won't rewind

In my car we are superstars
Run your lipstick down your chin
While up ahead we saw such a crash
Right there a song became a soundtrack for this space in time.

So play it all over
Turn it wide.
Now there is nothing but a
Mix tape left behind
Now it won't rewind

Wonder is often lost
Jaded at such a cost
Time undermines you when you close your eyes.
We pass right by you.

So play it all over
Turn it wide.
Now there is nothing but a
Mix tape left behind
Now it won't rewind.

Long Lost Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Are you lost?
Do you find life turning out
Not quite the way you planned?
Come around stay awhile
That's OK That's Alright
Couldn't get to sleep so talk about it.
Let's talk about it right now.

Here it comes on my head again
I guess I'm born to be the long lost friend.
Long Lost Friend

Are you cold?
Is there no place better, safer, friendlier than this?
Call me up, I'm alone.
That's ok, That's Alright
Rather it be me than go without it.
So don't think about it right now.

Here it comes on my head again
I guess I'm born to be the long lost friend.
Long lost friend

I've given ballast
Held you up when you were failing down
What happens when I'm not around?

Friend?
Friend?
Long Lost Friend

Normal Town Lyrics – Better than Ezra

I still remember you dressed in grey.
Working undercover for the CIA
You were cursing Silber living in Back Bay
Sailing on the Charles when I heard you say

Let's go down to Normal Town
Right now
Down,Down,down

I washed you lover and scrubbed your face
Running from Miss Porter's you showed up one day
From a flat in South End where you made me strong
You said, "We're burning out at both ends."
So I came along.

Let's go down to Normal Town
Right now
Down,down,down

Hey! Wouldn't it be great to never worry about your future never asking why?
Hey! Hey? In a subdivision watching television and our lives go by.

Let's go down to Normal Town. Let's go down to Normal Town. Right now

Down,down,down ....

Scared Are You? Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Strong hands
Big plans
All reduced to this.
Hard won Freedom
How could you have missed?

Scared, are you?
You do it on your own
You do it all alone.
We all did.
Scared, are you?
Half the lines we make up dear
The best that you can do

Everything you would be
Passed you like a ghost.
And kind words are scarce at best
When you need them most.

Scared, are you?
You do it on your own
We all did.
Scared, are you?
Half the lines you make up here.
The best that we can do.

Hope brings you luck
Doors open up.
And if you should fall,
I'll catch you dear.
It must be!
It must be!

Scared, are you?
Finally on' your own
You do it all alone
We all did
Scared, are you?
Half the lines you make up dear.
The best that we can do
And we do

Return Of The Post Moderns Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Ten cent lovers
beneath the covers
Riding on a wet dream Silver tonic free

High stool sweet tarts
Equipped with green cards
Chomp their 401 k's
Semi-chocolate brie

Digging in Los Cruces
for an army drab container
Carbon dating clothes for the last time they were washed

Shelby and Sheila
Onomatopoeia
Catch hang nail on Banlon
Shiver Martin Sheen

Preschool mothers
in Technicolor
Are fire bombing Dresden
Stanton, Harry Dean

Feeding line caught tuna to a neutered Bodhisattva
Writhing peaches for the President
Out on the White House lawn Beating Herbert Hoover
With a leather tipped Pinada Thorn and Katy drink the milk tinted
Amerasian Green RETURN, RETURN, RETURN

Hung The Moon Lyrics – Better than Ezra

They say you're off (a bit confused)
But when the day is done
I'll be with you
I like your eyes
They say you're true
The others whisper and lie

And you framed the sun
Shot out the stars
You paled the sky
And hung the moon

They say "your loss"
That your mind's diseased
But when you finally won,
Tell me who always believed

[Chorus:]
Down way low
They never remember
Down way low
Down way low
You always remember
Don't let the words you hear leave your head.

They say you're gone
That you left today
But if you change your mind
Know I still feel the same way

[Chorus:]

Desperately Wanting Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Past the road to your house
That you never called home
Where they turned out your lights
Though they say you'll never know

I remember running through the wet grass
And falling a step behind
Both of us never tiring
Desperately wanting

When they pumped out your guts
And filled you full of those pills
You were never quite right
Deserving all the chills
They say the worst is over
Kicked it over and ran
Then they ask what went wrong
When they turn you on again
They turn you on again.

[Chorus:]
Kick them right in the face
Make them wish they weren't born
And if they bring up your name
Well they'll say you won the war.
Baby burst in the world
Never given a chance
Then they ask what went wrong
When you never had it right

Oh the letters have dropped off
Though they say you got them all
I finally figured out some things you'll never know.
Take back your life and let me inside
We'll find the door if you care to anymore.

I remember running through the wet grass
and falling a step behind
Both of us never tiring
Desperately Wanting.

Still Life With Cooley Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Everybody talking saying you will be walking
This neighborhood will never be the same
You said we'd understand.
You found out what's happening now.
So we all sat down and you broke the news.

Now Daddy don't love her anymore.
It's still life with Cooley
Now Daddy don't love her anymore.
It's just still life with Coolly.

All your friends show on time.
They come in bringing red wine.
You said if it's over then we'll go in style.
You better best take care keep one hand to your ear
So you're not left hanging when they're finally gone.

[Chorus:]

Watcha' saying?
You're going to stay of at St. Madigan's?
(reeled in again)
You're just fooling around fooling around

People hanging with their good friends
Listening to those old songs.

Now Daddy don't love her anymore.
It's still life with Cooley
Now Daddy don't love her anymore.
It's just still life
It's just still life with Cooley.

WWOZ Lyrics – Better than Ezra

WWOZ is on in stereo
A string of flowers haloed around your head
Candle light
Ceiling fan
Curtains blow away and back again
Back again
Don't wake me, I think I'm in a dream

Sleeping is easy
I used to lay in bed for hours
I've waited a lifetime now maybe I'll learn

Calling back and forth through heavy air
The barges sound their warnings in the dark
Peace comes like a trusted friend
As it starts to rain again fall away
Fall away
So don't wake me I think, I'm in a dream

Now sleeping is easy
I used to lay in bed for hours
I've waited a lifetime now maybe I'll learn
Sleeping is easy
I used to walk the streets for hours.
I've waited a lifetime now maybe I'll learn

Let go of you fear, let's grow old together
Find a place along the way
Let's reel through the years
Each makes the other better.
But what thoughts can I call allies
when this circle of ribs keeps working on its own?

[Chorus:]

WWOZ's on in stereo. Well it's on in stereo.

Happy Endings Lyrics – Better than Ezra

And though you will say I'm wrong.
It's much easier with you along.
Sundays were made for this.
Seeing Bond give the villain a kiss ....

Holding your face in the glow
Play on, play on
Happy endings

I thought that you'd like to know.
I'm finally letting her go.
You always said, "Tell me when
You're ready at last to begin."

Learning to chance it again.
Play on, play on
Happy endings

So let them all dissolve
And welcome a new resolve
Here's where the credits run.
Riding off into the sun

And love is real
Reading your eyes in the glow
Play on, play on
Happy endings

Speeding Up To Slow Down lyrics - better than ezra

If they calm you down,
Then excite them
If they call you out,
Then ignore them.

You're speeding up
You're speeding up
To slow down

When they all believe
You reject it.
When they all are for,
Be against it.

You're speeding up
You're speeding up
To slow down

If they call you out
They-will tear you down
When your world falls in
Then they'll leave you dry

You're speeding up
You're speeding up
To slow down
Down,down,down

"Deluxe" (1995)

In The Blood Lyrics – Better than Ezra

How can you be so warm?
How can you know what I feel?
Well, it's the way you move your hands,
and it's the way you understand.

[CHORUS:]
And that's the reason that I'm asking.
That's the reason that I want to know.
And that's the reason that I'm asking,
and that's the reason that I'm...

How can you throw everything you live for?
Well, it's the way we shake and sway.
Oh, and it's the passion that you play.

[CHORUS:]
And that's the reason that I'm asking.
That's the reason that I want to know.
And that's the reason that I'm asking,
and that's the reason that I'm...

[BRIDGE:]
Too many lost.
Links in a chain passed down through the years,
But ending here, if we just face the pain and the fear.

Who did you love before?
Who did they love before you?
But it's the way you move your hands
And it's the way you understand.

[CHORUS:]
And that's the reason that I'm asking.
That's the reason that I want to know.
And that's the reason that I'm asking,
and that's the reason that I'm...

Good Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Looking around the house.
Hidden behind the window and the door.
Searching for signs of life but there's nobody home.

Well, maybe I'm just too sure.
Maybe I'm just too frightened
by the sound of it.
Pieces of note fall down, but the letter said,

[CHORUS:]
Aha, it was good living with you.
Aha, it was good.
Aha, it was good living with you.
Aha, it was good.

Sitting around the house,
watching the sun trace shadows on the floor.
Searching for signs of life, but there's nobody home.

Well, maybe I'll call
or write you a letter.
Now, maybe we'll see on the Fourth of July.
But I'm not too sure, and I'm not too proud.
Well, I'm not too sure and I'm not too proud to say.

[CHORUS:]
Aha, it was good living with you.
Aha, it was good.
Aha, it was good living with you.
Aha, it was good.

[spoken:]
Yeah, you were so good.yeah you were so good, yeah that's right...

Southern Gurl Lyrics – Better than Ezra

There she is.
White light,
descending like the color of rain.
July or fall,
one thing will never change.
Down and out,
you found this city has you on your back.
You long for her to take you away.
And I...

[CHORUS:]
I want a Southern Girl, I need a Southern Girl.
Well, I want a Southern Girl.
Hey, yes, I want a Southern Girl and I need a Southern Girl.
And I want a Southern Girl.

Scent of pine drifting by.
Her hand traces lazy on your neck.
Sunlight through the trees
recalls a better time.
Kids and dogs running by,
She smiles as she drinks ice tea,
Retire to the room, it's easy to see.

[CHORUS:]
I want a Southern Girl, I need a Southern Girl.
Well, I want a Southern Girl.
Hey, yes, I want a Southern Girl and I need a Southern Girl.
And I want a Southern Girl.

Take back the night, claim your desire.
Run 'til you crawl.
In the morning you will find her there.

[CHORUS:]
I want a Southern Girl, I need a Southern Girl.
Well, I want a Southern Girl.
Hey, yes, I want a Southern Girl and I need a Southern Girl.
And I want a Southern Girl.

I want a Southern Girl

The Killer Inside Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Well, she believes that I'd be better off without her.
And she believes in me.

Well, she believes that time can make things right.
And I want to believe that there's been a change in me.

[Chorus:]
And I hope that she believes.
Yes, I wonder if she sees the killer inside me.

The lights go down
And the clouds are building outside.
You close the door and turn the key,
But there's no place to hide.

[Chorus:]
And I hope that she believes.
Yes, I wonder if she sees the killer inside me.

The killer inside me.
The killer inside me.
The killer inside...

Rosealia Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Where have you gone, my Rosealia?
Into the crowd, he'll never find you.
If you walk real fast, and you stay down low.
So many times, so many chances, this one could be your last.

[Chorus:]
You say no, no, no, the fighting has left you tired.
You say no, no, no, but the fighting goes on.
Put on your mask, wearing your cape.
Put on your mask, my Rosealia.
Put on your mask, wearing your cape.
Put on your mask, my Rosealia.

What has he done, my senorita?
His kind of love is going to kill you.
Do you fake a smile when you dodge the blows?
So many times, so many chances.
This one could be your last.

[Chorus:]
You say no, no, no, the fighting has left you tired.
You say no, no, no, but the fighting goes on.
Put on your mask, wearing your cape.
Put on your mask, my Rosealia.
Put on your mask, wearing your cape.
Put on your mask, my Rosealia.

[BRIDGE:]
Jealousy can rip your heart out.
And jealousy can turn a hand into a fist.

[Chorus:]
You say no, no, no, the fighting has left you tired.
You say no, no, no, but the fighting goes on.
Put on your mask, wearing your cape.
Put on your mask, my Rosealia.
Put on your mask, wearing your cape.
Put on your mask, my Rosealia.

Rosealia...

Cry In The Sun Lyrics – Better than Ezra

You cleaned out your room and under your bed,
lay a picture long forgotten.
With a hand to your head,
you sigh out loud as your memory rushes over and
buries you.

A summer rain storm,
but the shed was dry
with a girl from Carolina.
And you held her so tight,
for the warmth that the rain denied,
as the timer slowed to a flash.
So alive, you listen to them when they say...

[To Chorus:]
Cry in the sun.
When the devil beats his wife.
If you cry, cry, cry in the sun...
Hope I never see the price of my freedom.

We'd dance and sing out,
and trace the moon,
as it crawled across the night sky.
And covered in dew, a lover's pact:
Well, here's to now and don't look back.
And oh, how I tried to heed the words written here.

[To Chorus:]
Cry in the sun.
When the devil beats his wife.
If you cry, cry, cry in the sun...
Hope I never see the price of my freedom.

[BRIDGE:]
For every one yeah
There's a person, place or time,
that brings you back and makes you feel alive.
Before your reason clouds your eyes,
When you could rule the world if you wanted to...
yeah.

Well, I hear you're living far away.
And that life's treated you well.
You know that we were young,
And this picture's old.
But I still can hear you say,
Through the pounding of the rain.
And oh, if you try,
Tell me, can you hear them say...

[To Chorus:]

Cry in the sun.
When the devil beats his wife.
If you cry, cry, cry in the sun...
Hope I never see the price of my freedom.

Teenager Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Listen to them fight.
Hear your mother cry.
Weekend at your dad's.
They don't know what they do to you.
Teenager. Teenager...

Wrap yourself in black.
Listen to the Cure.
Love line won't call back.
They don't know,
they don't care,
they don't see,
but I do.

[To Chorus:]
And if it feels good do it.
And if it tastes fine drink.
Well, there's a range of possibilities to find.
Teenager. Teenager...

No one knows your name.
No one hears your cry.
Fall in with the fringe
because they know what you're going through.
They do.

[To Chorus:]
And if it feels good do it.
And if it tastes fine drink.
Well, there's a range of possibilities to find.
Teenager. Teenager...

[BRIDGE:]
No one's wrong,
no one's right.
It comes down on you.
And I have found, your life inside mine.

Hear your mother cry
Fade into the night.
When they ask you why,
They won't know, they won't feel,
They won't see,
But you will.

[To Chorus:]
And if it feels good do it.
And if it tastes fine drink.
Well, there's a range of possibilities to find.
Teenager. Teenager...

Summerhouse Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Down by the dock, hot blood in the sun.
The body lays up against the reeds.
The locals said, the man had it coming,
and it's time someone put him six feet in the ground.

[To Chorus:]
Where did she go that night?
Where did she sleep when the morning came
to the summer house?

Missus showed up to I.D. the body
Then shed a tear as she hid a smile.
The sergeant laughed and smiled in frustration.
One life is lost while another one is found.

[To Chorus:]
Where did she go that night?
Where did she sleep when the morning came
to the summer house?

Porcelain Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Hey, you've got a lot of nerve to show your face around here.
Hey, you've got a lot of nerve to dredge up all my fears.
Well, I wish I could shake some sense into you and walk out the door.

[To Chorus:]
But your skin is like porcelain.
Yeah, your skin is like porcelain.

Just the other day I felt I had you by a string.
Just the other day I felt we could be everything.
But now when I see you, you're somebody else.
In somebody's eyes and your skin...

[To Chorus:]
But your skin is like porcelain.
Yeah, your skin is like porcelain.

[BRIDGE:]
I don't know what I'm saying.
Well, I don't know if you're there.
In the words you are feigning.
Do you even care?

Well I wish I could kill you,
savor the sight.
Get in to my car, drive into the night.
Then lie as I scream to the heavens above.
That I was the last one you ever loved.
Yes, your skin is like porcelain.

[To Chorus:]
But your skin is like porcelain.
Yeah, your skin is like porcelain.

Heaven Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Will you fight for the cause?
Can you teach the savage mind, their ways are wrong,
Help them see what they want and what they need?
And if we have to twist their arms,
They know not what they do is wrong.

[To Chorus:]
And if you said I would go to heaven
Now, maybe I'll try.
And if you said I would go to heaven
Now, maybe I'll try.

Heretics and hypocrites,
Wear the same face through the years.
Telling lies and laying blame.
Damn the fire to feed the flame.
Don't dance or sing or try to think,
They're images planted in your head.

[To Chorus:]
And if you said I would go to heaven
Now, maybe I'll try.
And if you said I would go to heaven
Now, maybe I'll try.

Ivy is just a dog
With a heart that's noble as
The greatest man who ever lived.
Won't you please help her learn?
And if we have to twist her arms,
She knows not what she does is wrong.

[To Chorus:]
And if you said I would go to heaven
Now, maybe I'll try.
And if you said I would go to heaven
Now, maybe I'll try.

And if you said I'll be a rich man...

This Time Of Year Lyrics – Better than Ezra

Well, there's a feeling in the air
Just like a Friday afternoon.
Yeah, you can go there if you want
Though it fades too soon.

So go on, let it be.
If there's a feeling coming over me,
Seems like it's always understood this time of year.

[To Chorus:]
Well, I know there's a reason to change.
Well, I know there's a time for us.
You think about the good times
And you live with all the bad.
You can feel it in the air,
Feeling right this time of year.

Well, there's a football in the air,
Across a leaf blown field.
Yeah, and there's your first car on the road,
And the girl you'd steal.

So go on with yourself
If there's a feeling that there's something else.
Seems like it's always understood
This time of year.

[To Chorus:]
Well, I know there's a reason to change.
Well, I know there's a time for us.
You think about the good times
And you live with all the bad.
You can feel it in the air,
Feeling right this time of year.

Well, there's a feeling in the air
Just like a Friday afternoon.
Yeah, you can go there if you want
Though it fades too soon.

So go on, let it be.
If there's a feeling coming over me,
Seems like it's always understood this time of year.

[To Chorus:]
Well, I know there's a reason to change.
Well, I know there's a time for us.
You think about the good times
And you live with all the bad.
You can feel it in the air,
Feeling right this time of year.

Coyote lyrics - better than ezra

Heading out, your heart beating in your head.
Riding on the Texas wind.
Raise your feet as you cross the state line.
Waking up, the mesa, sun, and the sky.
All the way to Tucumcari, and Santa Fe seems
a stone's throw away.

[To Chorus:]
Coyote.

Coming down, the Phoenix sun on your face.
Turns it red by the afternoon.
And to the right, the Grand Canyon is wide.
Sing along, the Needle skips in the wind.
Count the stars of Death Valley.
And in the dark, Barstow starts to fade.

[To Chorus:]
Coyote.