Perfect Little picture I’m picturing you in you’re apartment north of Charlotte with a better looking man running his hands through your fine hair and I guess I’ll never know how it goes when I’m not with you but it tears me apart cuz I know in my heart you really mean it when you say... didn’t I tell you I had secrets and how can I explain all the reasons and if I could pick up all our peices and paste them back together into a perfect little picture of love it wouldn’t be enough for people like us it’s like a movie scene as she kicks off her jeans and picks up the phone she’s calling her guy to tell him some lie about staying at her mom’s and I know that he knows she knows he knows what she’s doing and as I touch her thigh she starts to sigh as she whispers to him didn’t I tell you I had secrets and how can I explain all the reasons and if I could pick up all our peices and paste them back together into a perfect little picture of love it wouldn’t be enough for people like us now it’s 5am and I’m late again to drive up to see you you’re message said you were lying in bed just waiting for me but it’s always the same when we play our games and you try and trick me so now I try to ignore your knock on my door as she sleeps beside me and I say... didn’t I tell you I had secrets and how can I explain all the reasons and if I could pick up all our peices and paste them back together into a perfect little picture of love it wouldn’t be enough for people like us but it’s a perfect little picture of love Love Letter I used to think that love was supposed to last forever now I’m old enough to know that I should know better it ends up all give and no take and hearts just eventually break I’m not afraid to fall but the feelings always fleeting I guess I never learn because the scene just keeps repeating she’s always waiting in vain and I’m always here to explain (chorus) Love letter Love Letter Love let her go Love letter Love Letter Love let her go by the time you get this message I’ll be with another you’re not the only one who can find a better lover here’s a lesson to learn sometimes tables can turn you’ve been talking past tense and making like it’s ended but she’s the one you fucked, I’m the one that you offended and I don’t know if you heard but actions speak louder than words (chorus) I’m not trying to say that I paint a perfect picture Honey you’re so broke no one else is gonna fix ya baby let’s try and be cool then just quit playing me like a fool suddenly I’m thinking all this talk is overrated you really have a knack for making things complicated honey it’s not you - it’s me then why don’t you just set me free??? (chorus) I led her down One sunny day she came my way a refugee from a hurricane she was scared, a little impaired a fallen angel but I didn’t care cuz I was bold- and out of control and she’s the kinda woman that I wanted to hold but her sigh said don’t try unless you’ve got something that’ll get me high I led her down down to the sea cuz just like the ocean she was meant for me I led her down down to the sea now I’m closer to heaven than I will ever be In sweet dreams the sky goes green the prettiest color that you’ve ever seen and I fall dreams and all into the water when I hear her call my name in vain another gut feeling that I can’t explain cuz she’ll go- and I know every high tide has to have a low I led her down down to the sea cuz just like the ocean she was meant for me I led her down down to the sea now I’m closer to heaven than I will ever be I woke up and she was long gone off to find a heaven like a lost love song her butterfly kiss goodbye left me in the night like a lullalaby it’s easy come easy go you love til you lose it’s kind of ebb and flow so raise a toast to one more coast littered with the tears of another ghost I led her down down to the sea cuz just like the ocean she was meant for me I led her down down to the sea now I’m closer to heaven than I will ever be Paradise Lost Holy Joe came home late last night with a bloody nose from another fight he said, this town never treats me right then he poured himself a drink there’s a map on the wall with an old stick pin he shuts eyes and he sticks it in he says, I’ve never been a fisherman but there’s a first time for everything and I ain’t coming back tell my boss I’m dropping out I paid my cost I’d rather die beneath the Southern Cross than have another day of Paradise Lost Mary Jane was a shotgun bride she loved her son but hated being a wife she always pictured a better life or at least a man who could treat her right she had a dream she was a hurricane and it was just enough to keep her brave she kissed her boy on his sleeping face and packed her bags and snuck away she said I ain’t coming back tell my boss I’m dropping out I paid my cost each day that I lug around your cross is another day in Paradise Lost Ithink I’d rather die beneath the Southern Cross than have another day of Paradise Lost Jesus was a Soho queen hooked on cigarettes and vaseline sick and tired of the same routines he turned 35 and he’s unravelling so he takes a knife to his Van Gogh ear and leaves it for his lover like a souvenir he says, I love you but I’m not happy here then it’s through the door and he disappears he says- I ain’t talking about a sacrafice it’s just time that I live my life it’s finally time for me to see the light and it’s another day in Paradise.... Lost I’d rather die beneath the Southern Cross than have another day of Paradise Lost Be My Love Baby came home late last night we fell into another fight we never really had a plan it’s just a neverending one night stand I’m not here to complain I’m just hoping that he feels the same I wonder what he would say if I told him that I want him to stay cmon and be my love baby be my man we could head off into the sunset before the shit hits the fan baby be my love My whole life I’ve been free no one gets their hooks into me I don’t want to make no plans I’m just a dreamer with time on my hands but I’m sick of playing foolish games and I’m hoping that she feels the same I wonder if she would agree if I told her she was meant for me cmon and be my love let me be your man we could head off into the sunset before the shit hits the fan baby be my love They say that all in love is fair but babe I don’t even care I don’t mind playing the fool if I can spend my time with you nothing here is black or white no one here is wrong or right but no where’s gonna be too far if I can just be where you are cmon and be my love baby take my hand we could head off into the sunset before the shit hits the fan baby be my love Elaine, how’ve you been it was the dubious return of another ex lover that had me thinking it was time to get gone we’d spent a whole year in love with each other and then another realizing we were wrong so in the cross town bar where we used to sway I met her late one night and I told her that I was going away Elaine, how’ve you been I’m off to the islands and I don’t think that I will see you again it was another lonely night and a bottle of bourbon that had me writing a letter back home and I sent it off to her before I could determine if I really should have written it at all and I can’t remember everything it said but it comes back in bits and pieces to haunt me in this lonely bed Elaine how’ve you been I’m here on this island and I wish that I could see you again That’s why I’m here that’s what I came for cuz now I finally realize that all in all it just doesn’t matter if you’ve got to live from lie to lie so I cleared my conscious here beneath this sun opened up my eyes to find her there the only girl I’ll ever love Elaine, how’ve you been Stay with me on this island and I swear I will never leave you again Elaine, how’ve you been Stay with me on this island and I swear I will love you Hey Elaine, how’ve you been... Tito’s Blues Roses are red baby Oceans are blue but nothing in this world holds a candle to you so sit still for a moment and let me drink you in you are a raven haired beauty you’re eyes see right through me I never saw the light but you finally got to me so tell me now where shall we begin... Ohhhh- Honey I’ve been waiting so long Ohhhhh- please don’t treat me wrong See I’m a man on a mission with dues to pay but I never meant all those stupid things I used to say trust me mama I know I have been a fool You are a diva- a lover- a sister- a mother I finally realize for me they’ll be no other cuz no one in this world makes me feel like you do Ohhhh- Honey I’ve been waiting so long Ohhhhh- please don’t treat me wrong well it’s that ”je ne se quas” that draws me near like a moth to a flame there’s no resisting you dear it’s taking all my strength right now just to play it cool you are my drug and my hunger my limitless wonder I’m one breath away from you dragging me under but at least if I’m going down, I’m going down with you Ohhhh- Honey I’ve been waiting so long Ohhhhh- please don’t treat me wrong The Sky is Falling My love- I am wading through this dark sea you’re creating the arms of my devotion turn to driftwood on your ocean you may not want to hear this but I am calling would you close your eyes if the sky was falling? notebook pages burning kindle brushfires fueled by yearning love songs filled with desire turn to ashes in this fire you may not want to hear this but I am calling would you close your eyes if the sky was falling? if we could fly away you said you’d fly away with me and I could make you stay tell me could you stay here and still be happy? every heartbeat makes me older like every winter makes me colder words like, “I’ll always love you” turn to starlight in the night above you you may not want to hear this but I am calling would you close your eyes if the sky was falling? Well the sky is falling... If I could see the light Well I woke up this morning and I was laid out on the floor I reached for my bottle as my woman walked out my door and I have drank a lot of whiskey lord my head aint’ right but I would drink my last bottle if I could see the light They call me Maria I’m going out tonight I don’t need no holy spirits just let me dance with Jesus Christ a lot have men have loved me they just don’t get it right and I’d give back all their kisses if I could see the light I make life complicated cuz I treat my women wrong I can’t find a Maria who will dance with me til dawn I’ve loved a lot of ladies- I just don’t get it right but I’d give up all them senioritas if I could just see the light in a house of the holy I’m finally on my way see I’m closer to heaven when I get on my knees and pray I’m done making excuses it’s time I got it right that’s why I’m here testafying because I can finally see the light I am here testafying cuz I can finally see the light Everybody loves you Sing... bring all you bring it may not do a thing but remember to sing Trust... do what you must be one with the dust but just try to trust When you’re thinking that there’s nothing to believe take some time go and find what you need you’re not alone when the road seems to long everybody loves you when you’re gone Dream... there’ll be whispers and screams they’re all part of the schemes so just let yourself dream Fall... between the rock and the crawl when you’re head hits the wall remember everyone falls Burn... love til you learn cuz when it’s finally your turn you best be ready to burn When you’re thinking that there’s nothing to believe take some time go and find what you need you’re not alone when the road seems to long everybody loves you when you’re gone Trust... do what you must but don’t go turning to rust but remember to trust Sing... bring all you can bring it could change everything if you just try to sing When you’re thinking that there’s nothing to believe take some time go and find what you need you’re not alone when the road seems to long everybody loves you when you’re gone Leave a message Looks like I’m leaving town again Boston means the world to me but sometimes I miss Manhattan and I still make plans for DC but I always miss the exit and I wind up in the Florida Keys so leave a message for me after the tone sooner or later I will find my way back home don’t think for a minute that I don’t keep you on my mind you are still a friend of mine London called me today and it got me wondering just who I’d be now if I had stayed I never would have made it out to BC I never would have saw the lights as we tripped down Granville Street so leave a message for me after the tone sooner or later I will find my way back home don’t think for a minute that I am leaving you behind you are still a friend of mine So what if we’ve gone past 25 with all that we’ve been through we should be counting blessings that we’re still alive so what if our lives have to change with all those twists and turns that keep us going in separate ways leave a message for me after the tone sooner or later I will find my way back home don’t think for a minute that I don’t keep you on my mind you are still a friend of mine so leave a message for me after the tone sooner or later I will find my way back home don’t think for a minute that I am leaving you behind you are still a friend of mine you’ll always be a friend of mine Lost in the waves I lost my way so I left on a plane to shed some light on things I could not explain and find a reason that she broke my heart two thousand miles and I’m here back where I started burn burn right through your sorrow you’ve got to live today if you want to find tomorrow Fly high, it’s okay to be lost in the waves that set you free the sun gets cold in these island towns when you’re feeling low and the sails go down you live the life that people have in dreams still you’d trade it all for one flash of green burn burn right through your sorrow you’ve got to live today if you want to find tomorrow Rise high, it’s okay to be lost in the waves that set you free Time rolls on but she’s still on mind but you can’t hold the love that you leave behind just start a fire and drink some rum and realize one day your ship will come till then it’s... burn burn right through your sorrow you’ve got to live today if you want to find tomorrow Fly high, it’s okay to be lost in the waves that set you free we’re lost in the waves but we are free Remember Robinson Carusoe Go on and follow all your dreams but don’t blink cuz you might miss everything enjoy every second that you can cuz you will never have this moment back again and if your island starts sinking like a stone remember even Robinson Carusoe made it home...