Let Me Explain

 

Let me explain

You’ve been running through my mind all night

Just a memory of better times

Now I’m stuck inside an empty life

 

Let me be strange

Said some things that made you feel alone

Did some things that I shouldn’t have done

Help me now I’m on my own

 

And I can’t leave this behind

 

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

 

Send me away

To a place where I can’t be named

I’m floating in the strangest way

Help me find the words to say

 

Show me a way

A way back to where it began

It’s all slipping through my hands

Help me feel something again

 

And I can’t leave you behind

 

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

 

You pick me up from the bottom, I’m running from the devil and he won’t let me be

You pick me up from the bottom, I’m running from the devil and he won’t let me be

 

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

Let me explain

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

Let me explain

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

Let me explain

I saw a darkness, I saw a darkness

Oooh Oooh

Let me explain


Shirt and Tie

 

Put together shirt and tie

Showed up an hour shy

And I was feeling alone

 

Room’s full of leprechauns

All holding microphones

And I was thinking of you

 

Oh the voices in my head ring out

Better you than me is what they say

Oh the colours fade away to white

I’m standing on the edge again

 

Arrangements made with severed hands

String me up where I stand

And I was thinking out loud

 

Will you fix me another one

And tell the band to play the next song

Cause I was thinking of home

Oh I’m just thinking of home

 

Oh the voices in my head ring out

Better you than me is what they say

Oh the colours fade away to white

I’m standing on the edge again


No One

 

You could never see

The sunny side of shady street

Mama I’ve made my choice

Living a life with someone else’s voice

 

And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

 

‘Cause no one wants to be like me

 

And I really hoped you’d stay

Guess you never thought I’d find my way

And now these days drag on

Voices in the alley from dusk till dawn

 

And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

 

‘Cause no one wants to be like me

 

I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

 

‘Cause no one wants to be like me

 


Paradise

 

You always look me in the eye

You never say the same thing twice

Believe me when I tell you it’s gotta get better

 

Now it has come to this

Playing games just like kids

We’re running through the yard to save our life tonight

 

‘Cause we’re a long way from home on some rocky shore

Oh my

I think it’s worth a try

Oh my

Gonna live in paradise

 

We all know the way

But that first step feels out of place

Call me when you have some time to talk awhile

 

Don’t you look that way

We don’t move we stay the same

 

We’ll let the stars guide our way tonight

Oh my

I think this is worth a try

Oh my

We might just get it right

Oh my

Gonna live in paradise

 

There’s no need to hide

We bought the ticket let’s take the ride

 

Pick a road we’ll see where it goes

Oh my

I think this is worth a try

Oh my

We might just get it right

This time

Gonna live in paradise


Love and Control

 

Staring down a guillotine feeling alright

White hands floating up in the darkness of night

Face after face standing in line

To satisfy their taste in a cold delight

 

Just give me love and control

Love and control

Give me love and control

To make it though the night

 

Cowboy in a mood and doesn't know why

Can’t find the words to say so he looks for a fight

Thoughts run through my mind thin and perverse

Last man standing gets what he deserves

 

Just give me love and control

Love and control

Give me love and control

To make it though the night


Better Days

 

Find it kind of hard to explain

But I’ve felt it coming now for days

 

Try not to let it show

But I’ve felt it coming now for days

If only I could stay out of my own way

 

Cause I’ve seen better days

Cause I’ve seen better days

Left out in the cold and that’s ok

If only I could stay out of my own way

 

Explain again how this goes

Cause I feel so far away

My mind is lying on the road

And I’ve got no soul left to save

Everything seems just a day away

 

Cause I’ve seen better days

Cause I’ve seen better days

Left out in the cold and that’s ok

Cause I’ve seen better days

 

I find it kind of hard to explain

But I’ve felt it coming now for days

If only I could stay out of my own way

 

Cause I’ve seen better days

Cause I’ve seen better days

Left out in the cold and that’s ok

Cause I’ve seen better days


Figured out

 

Oh my love

There’s wolves in sheep’s clothing about

But you seem to have your doubts

That constitution will thin you out, oh

 

You’re picking your part

Professors, lawyers, astronauts

But all the graphs and charts

Can’t tell you how to be yourself

 

You’ve got it all figured out

You’re put together so well

You’ve got it all figured out

You’re put together so well

 

We can see in the dark

We’ll run it till it burns right out

And take what is not

Let's others sort it out, oh 

 

Cause we’ve got it all figured out

We’re put together so well

We’ve got it all figured out

We’re put together so well

 

And time, tide me over

And time, tide me over

 

We’ve got it all figured out

We’re put together so well


Tiger

 

Head lights pouring into the city

And I don’t even know the names but they seem to know me

Late nights weighing down on your shoulders

You don’t even seem to care for the ones who bless you

 

Head down trying to make it a living

This could be the one but it seems not for me

Oh I used to know a girl who made her own order

Yeah I used to know the words to the song I once sang

 

Dead dreams lying on every corner

Tail lights burn and smolder like a fire in the street

Catch your tiger by his collar

Or watch it roam wild on the cold concrete

 

Head down trying to make it a living

This could be the one but it seems not for me

Oh I used to know a girl who made her own order

Yeah I used to know the words to the song I once sang

 

I live my lie, I live my lie

 

Oh I used to know a girl who made her own order

Yeah I used to know the words to the song I once sang


Coming Home

 

Don’t say anything

Words are not what we need

When you’re left with nothing

But a lonely heart to feed

But I’d do anything just to see your words again

I’m coming home

 

Son as you grow more like me

Don’t let the innocence fade into need

Cause I’d give anything just to walk your floor again

Well I’m coming home

 

Thrown into the fire in dismay

Told to make peace with a bullet and blade

 

And I’d do anything just to see your face again

I left a giant, now I can hardly stand

I’m coming home


Fail

 

I don’t wanna fail

I get up early and take my pills

The man I need to be

It don’t come naturally

 

It’s all so meaningful

When your back’s against the wall

Pick me up or lay me down

Just keep me around

 

Let’s go out and get it all

Bait it with prosperity

Remember me when I’m gone

And simplify me

 

Simplify me