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Jumper

Jumper

I wish you would step back

From that ledge my friend

You could cut ties with all the lies

That you’ve been living in

And if you do not want to see me again

I would understand, I would understand

The angry boy a bit too insane

Icing over a secret pain

You know you don’t belong

You’re the first to fight

You’re way too loud

You’re the flash of light on a burial shroud

I know something’s wrong

Well everyone I know has got a reason

To say put the past away

I wish you would step back

From that ledge my friend

You could cut ties with all the lies

That you’ve been living in

And if you do not want to see me again

I would understand, I would understand

Well he’s on the table and he’s gone to code

And I do not think anyone knows

What they’re doing here

And your friends have left you

You’ve been dismissed

I never thought it would come to this

And I, I want you to know

Everyone’s got to face down the demons

Maybe today

You could put the past away

I wish you would step back from

That ledge my friend

You could cut ties with all the lies

That you’ve been living in

And if you do not want to see me again

I would understand, I would understand

I would understand, I would understand

I would understand, I would understand

Can you put the past away

How’s It Going To Be

How’s It Going To Be

I’m only pretty sure that I can’t take anymore

Before you take a swing

I wonder what are we fighting for

When I say out loud

I want to get out of this

I wonder is there anything

I’m going to miss

I wonder how it’s going to be

When you don’t know me

How’s it going to be

When you’re sure I’m not there

How’s it going to be

When there’s no one there to talk to

Between you and me

Cause I don’t care

How’s it going to be, How’s it going to be

Where we used to laugh

There’s a shouting match

Sharp as a thumbnail scratch

A silence I can’t ignore

Like the hammock by the

Doorway we spent time in, swings empty

Don’t see lightning like last fall

When it was always about to hit me

I wonder how’s it going to be

When it goes down

How’s it going to be

When you’re not around

How’s it going to be

When you found out there was nothing

Between you and me

Cause I don’t care

How’s it going to be

And how’s it going to be

When you don’t know me anymore

And how’s it going to be

Want to get myself back in again

The soft dive of oblivion

I want to taste the salt of your skin

The soft dive of oblivion oblivion

How’s it going to be

When you don’t know me anymore

How’s it going to be, How’s it going to be

How’s it going to be

I Want You

I Want You

The suckers loose themselves

In the games they learn to play

Children love to sing but

Then their voices slowly fade away

People always take a step away

From what is true

That’s why I like you around

I want you

Oh you do you do…

You make me want you

An open invitation to the dance

Happenstance set the vibe that we are in

No apology because my urge is genuine

And the mystery of your rhythm is so feminine

Here I am and I want to take a hit

Of your scent cause it bit so deep into my soul

I want you

Yeah, you do you do…

You make me want you

Oh you do you do…

Send me all your vampires

I want you

And I can’t get enough, oh I can’t get enough

And I can’t get enough

The village church yard is filled with

Bones weeping in the grave

The silver lining of clouds

Shines on people Jesus couldn’t save

You want to know how deeply my soul goes

Deeper than bones

Deeper than bones

And I can’t get enough

Oh, I can’t get enough

Oh, I can’t get enough

Oh, I can’t get enough

After we did it by the window sill

Smoke rings drift into the midnight sky

Presently in the quilt that your mother made

A candle burns to fight off the gloom

I said to live in this way is not for the meek

And like a jazz DJ you talk me into sleep

I said there’ll be no regrets when the worms come

And they will surely come

You do you do…

Make me want you

Send me all your vampires

Yeah you do…

Make me want you

The Background

The Background

Everything is quiet since you’re not around

And I live in the numbness now

In the background

I do the things we did before

I walk Haight Street to the store

And they say where’s that crazy girl

You don’t get drunk on red wine and fight no more

I don’t see you anymore since the hospital

The plans I make still have you in them

Cause you come swimming into view

And I’m hanging on your words

Like I always used to do

The words they use so lightly

I only feel for you

I only know because I carry you around

In the background

I’m in the background

Words they come and memories all repeat

I lift your head while they change the hospital sheets

And I would never lie to you no

I would never lie to you no

I felt you long after we were through, we were through

The plans I make still have you in them

Cause you come swimming into view

And I’m hanging on your words

Like I always used to do

The words they use so lightly

I only feel for you

I only know because I carry you around

In the background

Cause I felt you long after we were through

Well you come swimming into view

And I’m hanging on your words

Like I always used to do

The words they use so lightly

I only feel to you

I only know because

I’m way I’m way in the background

I’m in the background

Semi-Charmed Life

Semi-Charmed Life

I’m packed and I’m holding

I’m smiling, she’s living, she’s golden

She lives for me, says she lives for me

Ovation, her own motivation

She comes round and she goes down on me

And I make her smile, like a drug for you

Do ever what you wanna do, coming over you

Keep on smiling, what we go through

One stop to the rhythm that divides you

And I speak to you like the chorus to the verse

Chop another line like a coda with a curse

Come on like a freak show takes the stage

We give them the games we play, she said…

I want something else, to get me through this

Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby

I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye

The sky was gold, it was rose

I was taking sips of it through my nose

And I wish I could get back there, someplace back there

Smiling in the pictures you would take

Doing crystal myth, will lift you up until you break

It won’t stop, I won’t come down

I keep stock with the tick-tock rhythm, I bump for the drop

And then I bumped up, I took the hit that I was given

Then I bumped again, then I bumped again

I said…

How do I get back there, to the place where I fell asleep inside you

How do I get myself back to the place where you said…

I want something else, to get me through this

Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby

I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye

I believe in the sand beneath my toes

The beach gives a feeling, an earthy feeling

I believe in the faith that grows

And the four right chords can make me cry

When I’m with you I feel like I could die

And that would be all right, all right

And when the plane came in, she said she was crashing

The velvet it rips in the city, we tripped on the urge to feel alive

Now I’m struggling to survive, those days you were wearing that velvet dress

You’re the priestess, I must confess

Those little red panties they pass the test

Slide up around the belly, face down on the mattress

One

And you hold me, and we’re broken

Still it’s all that I wanna do, just a little now

Feel myself, head made of the ground

I’m scared, I’m not coming down

No, no

And I won’t run for my life

She’s got her jaws now, locked down in a smile

But nothing is all right, all right

And I want something else, to get me through this life

Baby, I want something else

Not listening when you say…

Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

Good-bye

The sky was gold, it was rose

I was taking sips of it through my nose

And I wish I could get back there

Someplace back there, in the place we used to start

I want something else

Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

There’s every good reason for letting you go

She’s sneaky and smoked out

And it’s starting to show

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you turn around, your back on each other

That’s a good idea, break a promise to your mother

Turn around, your back on each other

You say that I changed

Well maybe I did

But even if I changed

What’s wrong with it?

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you turn around, your back on each other

That’s a good idea, break a promise to your mother

Turn around, your back on each other

And now our friends are gone, are gone

And all the time moves on and on

And all I know is it’s wrong, it’s wrong

And all I know is it’s wrong, it’s wrong

If there’s a reason, it’s lost on me

Maybe we’ll be friends, I guess we’ll see

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you turn around, your back on each other

That’s a good idea, break a promise to your mother

Turn around, let’s turn on each other

Good idea, break a promise to your mother

Turn around, your back on each other

That’s a good idea, break a promise to your mother

Turn around, your back on each other

What a good idea

I remember the stupid things

The mood rings, the bracelets and the beads

Nickels and dimes, yours and mine

Did you cash in all your dreams

You don’t dream for me no, you don’t dream for me no

But I still feel you pulsing like sonar from the days in the waves

That girl is like a sunburn I would like to save

That girl is like a sunburn I would like to save

She’s like a sunburn, she’s like a sunburn

Deep Inside Of You

Deep Inside Of You

When we met light was shed

Thoughts free flow you said you’ve got something

Deep inside of you

A wind chime voice sound, sway of your hips round rings true

It goes deep inside of you

These secret garden beams, changed my life so it seems

Fall breeze blows outside, I don’t break stride

My thoughts are warm

And they go deep inside of you

And I never felt alone, ’till I met you

Friends say I’ve changed, I don’t listen ’cause I live to be

Deep inside of you

Slide of her dress, shouts in darkness, I’m so alive

I’m deep inside of you

You said boy make girl feel good

But still, deep inside, still

I’ve never felt alone

‘Till I met you

I’m all right on my own

And then I met you

And I’d know what to do if I just knew what’s coming

I would change myself if I could

I’d walk with my people if I could find them

And I’d say that I’m sorry to you

I’m sorry to you

And I don’t want to call you

But then I want to call you ’cause I don’t want to crush you

But I feel like crushing you

And it’s true I took for granted you were with me

I breathe by your looks and you look right through me

And we were broke and didn’t know

And we were broke and didn’t know

And we were broke and didn’t know

Something’s gone, you withdraw and I’m not strong like before I was

Deep inside of you

I can go nowhere

I burn candles and stare at a ghost

Deep inside of you

And some great need in me starts to bleed

I’ve lost myself there’s nothing left, it’s all gone

Deep inside of you

Deep inside of you

Deep inside of you

Forget Myself

Forget Myself

Could you believe it

Those sapphire eyes

The brilliant girl with the famous thighs

Then the cameras click then we are stars

Laughing in the back of chauffeured cars

Phone call rings and your voice is desire

Then winter moves into summer fires

I promised you what’s ours is ours

Somewhere backstage with Sean and Lars

I go crazy when you walk in the room

I laugh at myself with the girl in bloom

The taste of sex couldn’t be too soon

All afternoon then

LA parties in the phony lands

Phony grabs with the manicured hands

I always thought you were pretty like a whip

Should have watched my step

Cause I keep on forgetting myself

And I keep on forgetting myself

Who am I we both don’t know

Time ticks by, where did you go

You always knew

Where you were going to

So sweetly you said

Please come with you

The biggest fear running thru my head

You said you loved you meant what you said

I was floating, did it go to my head

We always sleep with the dogs in the bed

LA parties and the vodka fizz

This is not my life or maybe it is

I keep on forgetting myself

And I keep on forgetting myself

Who am I we both don’t know

Time ticks by, where did you go

Oh, I made you doubt me

Oh, you’re better off without me

Think I am looking over your shoulder

Cause there’s someone younger and you’re feeling older

You’re crazy and you never faded

I don’t want to be so complicated

See my life come undone

Watch it go and let the damage run

I’d change the song now if I could

In the slickness of your blood

I keep on forgetting myself

And I keep on forgetting myself

Whose that guy, I don’t know

Where did you go

Misfits

Misfits

Hey bro props at the after show

Can you tell me where the greenbuds grows?

I’d like to say you turned my life around

I lost myself outside again

With the sound running through my head

Drowned out way out in the crowd

and the crowd goes singing

My people are the misfits

The ones that don’t fit in

With the smile I know it comes within

I can feel you in the corners laughing when the lightings low

They say

Tick tick. tell me where the time goes

Oh life, you know it moves much to slow

Tick tick tell me where the time goes

Those are the ones for me

Those are the ones for me

The misfits, the freaks, the enemy, you and me

Those are the ones for me

Those are the ones for me

The misfits, the freaks, the enemy, you and me

My people are the misfits

I won’t let you down

I’m dizzy from whatever we just passed around

I bleed for the moments when we’re here

And we’re all around

Can’t Get Away

Can’t Get Away

I miss the sand on the concrete floor

I miss the way it was before

no one even knew me

your eyes looked right through me

And I’m taking off your clothes

And you bloom like a rose

I can’t get away from you

And where the ocean meets the land

Is like the sliding of your hand

Prickles up my skin

And I can feel the changing weather

While alone along that coast

Sense memories of your ghost

I can’t get away from you

Deliver me, shut me up

Deliver me

Give into me, Release

Deliver me, deliver me

Through the airport corridors

In magazines in stores

If I see your face once more

Cause you know I can’t ignore it

I recognize that pose

When you bloomed like a rose

I can’t get away from you

The jeep gets broke on a blown out road and I’m a tourist with a real light load

Will the government hold another month away, missed our places where we always stay

Funny how we always pick these spots

Feeling like a have in the land of have not’s, sleeping on cots

Wishing that I had some tater-tots

And there’s postcards written

I know I’ll never send

The moment is gone and won’t come again

I ride with souls who find no peace

Still I look to you to find release

I watch the travelers return

Through the panic doors

Walking through the airport corridors

Welcome back now from the foreign shores

And I walk alone

And the ghost that I carry is your

Tiger shark is azure blue

The vision that we had will all return to you, return to you, return to you

Wake For Young Souls

Wake For Young Souls

Where’s my soul

I have your face in a photo in high school when you were alive but that’s all I have

And I can’t remember who I was myself then and it doesn’t help still I looked to you as a friend to tell me

[Chorus]

who we are now, who we are

who we are now, who we are

where does time go now on a wake for young souls

tell me who we are now, who we are

where does time go now on a wake for young souls

Like a lullaby we sing

Well the wind that blows its blowing colder and the child that grows she’s growing older

And the friends we know they’ll turn a shoulder

the friends we know they are growing colder

[Chorus]

Where’s my soul

Cycle of the moon brings blood to the woman

In the blood of the woman brings birth of a child

Child grow up

Keep forgetting something

Birth of a child comes someplace while you

Even grey days beat the shade to wean

Unbodied unsouled unheard unseen

Let the gift be grown in the time to call our own

Let the truth be sewn before the windows closing

Truth is natural like a wind that blows

Follow the direction no matter where it goes

So it shall be the earth and the sea

Let the truth blow like a hurricane through me

If I’ve been cold, if I’ve spoken in anger, to have been bold, forgive me

You I don’t see your mother not like before, though she hasn’t forgotten she doesn’t like to be reminded anymore.

Annie got married it didn’t come with out tears like the day you died I have laughter for these years

[Chorus]

Other things we know are going to fall away from me like a grain of sand slips through a good friends hand

Good Man

Good Man

If you ever find a way to forgive me

If you ever find a way to put this all to rest

Because I am hanging on your dress now like a little boy

When all that you wanted, all that you wanted

Was a good man

Right in the middle of another big fight

Boom back another one tonight

Blood never forgets but who protects the memories from when we bleed each other from the vein

And if you ever find a way to make this interesting

If I ever find a way to stop disintegrating

Into pieces that I was, that you destroy

When all that you wanted, all that you wanted

Was a good man

Right in the middle of another big fight

Go to bed it’s getting light out

Why do you always find me in the places when I’m coming down

And how do you do it when I’m overwhelmed by a violet sky, and we fly in decayed orbit 66 thousand miles an hour goes by when we kissed, and only now do I feel your mouth, like an ache you never knew, and it was right in front of you

How do you do it, roots in the soil untangled

Releasing in sweet summer oil still I recoil like mace

In all the little moments I pushed you away that I can’t erase

Cause every moment overflows with power 66 thousand miles an hour

Another Life

Another Life

People’s eyes say I’m no damn good

Shook down and left lonely

Only thinkin’ “maybe we could”

I stay inside cause I’m misunderstood

I can’t get no release

I’m shell shocked from some heavy blows

A stranger to the people I know

Who used to say “he never had a down day”

Now I’m holding on to can’t let goes

And silence brings no peace

Because another life

Went through my window pane

And I don’t know why

I’ve got a will to burn

In attic rooms I just shut my door

For seven weeks or maybe seven more

It’s like I face a seven headed whore

The fight’s knocked out of me

No measure for grief and I can’t find it with the sound

Break down, to the great god of the hand me down

Holding the past around wound up at the lost and found

Where the colors all turn to grey

I’m coming out of a down day

Colorized, the city’s plays a double feature today

Life is long and something is wrong

But I want to know what’s going on

In another life

Cause it’s good again

And it will never die

I’ve got a will to burn

To see you again

It’s like another life

It’s like I’ll not get better

Will to burn

Time goes by and I realize, that I’m alright

You thought nothing would be the same

But life comes round again

Quick wits and all curious

All caught up in what you say

And makes me grab the time

Before it slips away

I can’t stay and I cannot wait

And I’m grateful to whistle past a grave yard gate

The flicker fade is getting stronger

When the days start getting longer

I got the rhythm down now in the places we warred

The Golden Gate is like my diving board

And life is pointless

but what’s so wrong with that?

Cause there’s another life

and a sweeter pain

and we will never die

we got will to burn

to see you again

is like another life

I feel the whole thing happen

will to burn

to see you again

is like another life

I got another life

I got another life

Sharp Knife

Sharp Knife

Time tick tick ticks after me

My mp3 is out of juice

I wrote a song for you but what’s the use

How did we get knocked so loose, knocked so loose.

Someone I swore I’d never be

Who trades his dreams for security

Walks this city blindly

Lately it’s a little hard for me to see

Lately it’s a little hard for me to believe

And it’s all disappearing

And it all falls apart

And it seems like the ending

Is a lot like the start

Well nature has its own rules

Like gravity crushing me

And lies, I’m of the memory

Lately it’s a little hard for me to believe

At least you left a mark on me

And I think there’s a reason

At least there’s a sign

And all that we call chaos

I will say it’s by design

But I’m just lying

What you need is a sharp knife, son

To come back down from an all time low

I think I’m not the only one

I wish I was a sharp knife

Swing that blade right through my life

Careful, you could hurt someone

I wish I was a sharp knifeto cut

A shiv,

A shiv,

A shiv,

A shiv.

So new friend can you hear this?

Can we return to fearless?

Merry pranksters one and all

And walk that devil down the hall

Yes it’s all disappearing

And we should all just go along

And it all would be so easy,

If we could just say, “let it be.”

But that’s not me.

What you need is a sharp knife, son.

You can come out of an all time low

Seems like I’m not the only one

I know I’m not the only one

I wish I was a sharp knife

Swing that blade right through my life

Careful, you could hurt someone

I wish I was a sharp knife,

A sharp knife,

To cut.

A shiv,

A shiv,

A shiv,

A shiv.

What you need is a sharp knife son

You can come back down from an all time low

Seems like I’m the only one

I wish I was a sharp knife.

Swing that blade right through my life

Careful you could hurt someone

I wish I was a sharp knife

A sharp knife

To cut.

A shiv,

A shiv,

A shiv,

A shiv.

About To Break

About To Break

I was walking alone on the ocean

I felt a fever burning up all I am

‘Cause if there’s one thing that I can’t stand

It’s standing next to my fellow man, ah

It’s about to break, oh

For the social worker at the needle exchange

For the soft medicated and the hard deranged

For the lesbians at the bakery

Saying, “Do you really hate me?”

It’s about to break

Break like a fever

It’s about to break

Break like a fever

People looking for themselves without mirrors

Well, not knowing why you’re here

Public appearance is the verge of tears

When you’re out, you get off on weed and beer

Stand up now, let me look at you

Can we all take a part of you?

Stand up now, let me look at you

Can we all take a part of you?

You’re dangerous with a stinger, missile

Weapons hot, thinking this will

We won’t make them follow orders

Doctors without borders

It’s about to break

It’s about to break

Break like a fever

When I see your face, I wanna be in the human race

(Break like a fever)

You’re beautiful, it’s true, I wanna be beautiful life you

When I see your face, I wanna be in the human race

For the teenage mother with the baby asleep

For apricot when life is cheap

For losing faith

America fades into myth

Why Can’t You Be

Why Can’t You Be

Are you frightened by the weight you possess

Or is this lie just weightlessness

Smoggy twilight in L.A.

I can’t think of one real thing to say

And Robbie Williams is walking in the canyons

Forgets that we were friends

I guess it all depends on your mood

Why can’t these meds be any damn good

And she said,

Why can’t you be like my water pick shower massager

A sweet reliable machine

And to tell the truth

I don’t feel less alone

My water massager’s

The purest love I’ve ever known

Why can’t you be, like when I was thirteen

He said

Why can’t you be

Like an art house foreign movie

Frank and sexy red balloons and ennui

And aloof to me and

Why can’t you be, a little more of a mystery

Why can’t you be

The part of me that’s missing

Instead of leaving me for some other

Say we’re perfect for each other

And we won’t spend this life

Alone

She said,

Why can’t you be

Like and out sourced government contract

And I’m a fat cat getting away with anything

Kicking some secret special powers

Illumination rounds in showers

‘Cause your tearing our hair out

When we could have a bed of flowers

Why can’t you be

Like the chicks out on the road

Some girls are happy just to see me

Cause you got moxie and a broken nose

You take em away from this prose

Sometimes a blowjob’s not enough

Why can’t you play

A little less rough

Chorus

Can we, just leave it be

We could live our lives

Separately

Could you forget

What happens to you and me

When we’re dead

And we’ll be dead

We’ll have eternity

And I will spend it all

Missing you and me

So while I’m alive

I will always be

Seeking you out, wondering about

How’d we go so far down

And what’s do wrong with you and me

Why can’t you be, someone looking a little deeper into me

Like J.D. Sallenger,

Why do I challenge her

In all the surface ways that you displease

Why can’t you be a little more at ease

Why can’t you be, like a hand rolled cigarette

I’m not joking

This masochistic, self-pity of smoking

And this silly ditty that keeps provoking you

To leave me

Why can’t you be like a candle I can snuff

You’re still a diamond in the rough

And I swear to god I’ve had enough

How can I

Call your bluff

Monotov’s Private Opera

Monotov’s Private Opera

Every moment of your life

Is a chance to get it right

Any moment you’ve been living in

You could turn it on like a light

All the weight of the years

Has got me burstin’ into tears

Standin’ here with nothin’

I stand alone inside my fears

Like an atom reveals a deeper state

Well I swear for me tonight

It’s not too late

To tell you baby

It’s you and only you and no one else

And I’ll mean it

Even when I’m talking to myself

I said maybe, it’s you and only you and no one else

How I miss Moscow

Those people really know

How to have a good time

In a mixed up state of mind

And Monotov’s Private Opera is closed

So I guess I’ll go home now

Cause there’s no wheres else to go

And I will tell you baby

It’s you and only you and no one else

And I will mean it

Even when I’m talking to myself

I said baby, it’s you and only you and no one else

You and no one else

Now I’m stuck inside a poem

And then I’m walkin by myself

In the dark, all alone

And these actors and dramatists

They won’t send me home

Well, maybe I’m like my father

Strung out on something or another

Held to a standard

We were always sinking under

And maybe I’m like my mother

She shattered cause no one loved her

Maybe I, Maybe I am like no other

And some moments are more real than the books I’ve read

And a good woman, maybe she meant what she said

Cause to feel you now ya know, it goes straight to my head

So I’ll tell you baby

It’s you and only you and no one else

And I will mean it, even when I’m talkin’ to myself

I said baby, it’s you and only you and no one else

Talkin’ to myself

Talkin’ to myself

And everything changed in a day

And I know another one on the way

And I’ll tell you

Everything changed in a day

And I know another one is on the way