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As A Judge

Well she grew up in a big town, in some adopted family

And her mama never much liked her hanging 'round with me

Well she showed me to a big world, filled with carnality and cocaine

And I worshipped every inch of her, like a plant thirstin' for rain

 

Well it ain't my story but I know it by heart,

I'm just as responsible for it in part, oh no

 

Well you can guess she moved on quickly from what I've already said

She said her name was... Something or other, and that I was better in bed

Well I watched her have a good time from a few blocks down the street,

Fryin' up that lovely mind with anything in arm's reach

 

Well it ain't my story but I know it by heart,

I'm just as responsible for it in part, oh no

 

If I could write a song to bring tears to your eyes

Could it burn the frayed ends, could it tie the loose ties?

Could it change anything in her grand demise

Could it take me right back to that place on that night

 

Well it ain't my story but I know it by heart

I'm just as responsible for it in part, oh no

 

Well I saw her just the other day, and I'm not one to hold a grudge

So I asked her, "how's outpatient, babe?" she said, "I'm sober as a judge"

 

Well it ain't my story but I know it by heart,

I'm just as responsible for it in part, oh no, oh no

 

C'est La Vie

Well I told him I'd rather be dead

than shower in my shower, sleep in my own bed,

And I'll tell him in some coy way

I miss so much more than his silk duvet

 

And don't it seem like whenever it's now or never

It always turns out to be never, indeed

So maybe I'll leave him, or tell him I love him

Regardless I'll miss him, oh well, c'est la vie.

 

La, la, la la la la la, la la la la, je m'en fous, c'est la vie

La, la, la la la la la, la la la la, je m'en fous, c'est la vie

 

Well I heard that he's goin' around

With some empty head from out of town

And I know, it sounds too cliché

I think he's the one that got away

 

And don't it seem like whenever it's now or never

It always turns out to be never, indeed

And so maybe I'll leave him or tell him I love him

Regardless I'll miss him, oh well, c'est la vie.

 

La, la, la la la la la, la la la la la, je m'en fous, c'est la vie

La, la, la la la la la, la la la la la, je m'en fous, c'est la vie

 

Well maybe it's too late

But all I can do is wait

So if you make it to the states

All that's mine is yours to take

 

And don't it seem like whenever it's now or never

It always turns out to be never, indeed

And so maybe I'll leave him or tell him I love him

Regardless I'll miss him, oh well, c'est la vie.

 

La, la, la la la la la, la la la la la, je m'en fous, c'est la vie

La, la, la la la la la, la la la la la, je m'en fous, c'est la vie.

 

Flesh

My flesh falls miles from the bone

My thoughts are far away from home

"What demon turned your soul to stone?"

They want to know

 

My skin is pale, my veins are bare

My mother wants to cut my hair

My lungs are far beyond repair

Where does time go?

 

But it's only a doctor, it's only a doctor

I'm only his daughter, can't turn wine back to water

 

My nerves don't see the light of day

My tongue never knows what to say

My eyes adjust, oh well, okay

I'll play along

 

My glutton hands always want more

His folks must think I'm such a whore

My mind has made me such a bore

Is that so wrong?

 

But it's only a doctor, it's only a doctor

I'm only his daughter, can't turn wine back to water

 

Balancing on just ten toes now

Seventeen feet underground

In some distant new beginning

They said I'd be a bloodhound

 

I am gonna live forever

Flesh can never take me down

Somewhere I will go on breathing

I am still a bloodhound...

 

But it's only a doctor, it's only a doctor

I'm only his daughter, can't turn wine back to water

It's only a doctor, it's only a doctor

I'm only his daughter, can't turn wine back to water

 

__________________________________________________ 2011 _______________________

 

 

Messiah Complex

All that's left is little fractions

Pictures drawn on restaurant napkins

Memories of a strong attraction

At some point in time

Turned you into something that I'd sought

Pull back... The curtains of my thought

The world forgetting by the world forgot

Somewhere in my mind

 

[Chorus]:

Fool me once

Shame on you, I'm na-na-na-na not to scared

Like to pretend

I know what to do, I'd la-la-la love if you cared

It's a messiah complex or something like it

Please just play along

You see, the problem with you is

Everybody loses

I've known it all along

 

It's a quiet, haunting melody 

The world... Beyond what you can see

Colors appear as the colors be

Nothing's set in stone...

I thought that maybe I could change

Society says I am 'kinda strange'

I promise I'm not totally deranged

Still I'm left alone...

 

[Chorus]

 

I've been used, I'm confused

You don't care, can't believe I ever 'spected you to

What's the use? Everywhere, and anywhere I go

You're hangin' like a cloud above the room

 

[Chorus] x 3 (+ instrumental)

Just hope ya like the song...

 

 

Water Lilies

It's kinda hard to keep your sanity

While cooped up in this cage

When the people all around you

Act their shoe-size, not their age

Everything you ever wanted

Everything that you live for's

Gone down the drain...

Lookin down on New York City

From the tippy-toppest floor

Dunno what is really stoppin' me

From walkin' out that door

When there's always something else

Something else shoved in your face

Ya gotta do...

 

[Chorus]

Going crazy in this world

What's the use I'm just a little girl

Painted ponies dance and swirl

Water Lilies read as I unfurl

 

It's kinda silly how I keep complaining,

Every single day

That my precious little youth seems to be...

Wasting away

When there's really nothing wrong,

Nothing oh-so-terrible I gotta do...

And I wonder how things are so big

And yet so very small

There I go again I'm so confused

O'er... Nothing at all

Yeah I swear that I'm trying here

But I'm still only human...

 

[Chorus]

Goin' crazy.... Goin' crazy...

Painted ponies, water lilies

Going craaazy...

 

There's a big wide world out there

This place should be

The least of our worries, I swear

And they think everybody cares

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair...

 

[Chorus] x 2

Poison ivy twists and curls

And this crazy world just... Twirls...

 

Head Over Heels

Time for the sunrise...

Time for the empty mornings...

Time for the reprise...

Each light a hollow warning...

Drivin' me... Crazy...

Killin' me slo-ow-ly...

How can I keep up...?

 

Tiiiiimmeee, time

Tiiiiimmeee, time

 

Time for the sunrise,

Time for the empty mornings

Time for the reprise, 

Each light a hollow warning

 

[Chorus]:

Drivin' me crazy

Killin me... Slowly

How can I keep up?

Head over heels...

 

They ran quick but

You ran quicker

You looked like an angel

With the scent of licquor

 

[Chorus] x 2

 

The bells sing loud

Ringin' in my ears

Stranger to proud

For my short years...

 

[Chorus]

Head over, head over

Head over, headed over...

 

Into the sunrise

Into the empty mornings

Hear that reprise

Hear my hollow warning

 

x 3 (+ instrumental):

Sunrise... Empty mornings... Reprise... Hollow warning...

 

This Too Shall Pass

One night... It's dark out...

Dunno you, don't know what you're about

Prob'ly made a fool of myself

Nothin' happened, and nothing ever will

 

[Chorus]:

Prob'ly never see you again

This'll pass, tell myself this'll pass...

Lookin' back don't want this night to end

So I walk into... The lonely frost...

 

Did you hear what I was sayin'?

And did you take note of it at all?

In the distance... Can't see my shadow

And you'll prob'ly never hear my call

 

[Chorus]

 

It's a sad song, that we both sing

I'm young but I'm old for my age

Maybe I'm wrong

But I still sting

Need you to let me outta my cage

(This'll pass, this'll pass, this too shall pass...)

 

*instrumental*

 

[Chorus]

Run away, I'm gettin' lost

So I leave into... The lonely frost...

This'll pass, this'll pass, this too shall pass...

 

Crayon-Colored Dreams

Hey, ya lookin' kinda worn-out, man...

Let's buy ourselves an old VW van

Paint the walls with crayon-colored dreams

Jazzy music, and smoke-screened scenes... yeah...

 

[Chorus]:

I'll never be your Delilah, no...

You can draw me on your wall

If you could open your eyes... Wider... Yeah,

You could catch me were I to fall...

 

Hey, ya know I'm not too good with the words

Like to fly around with the birds

Don't dig music 'cause it's popular

Or clothes 'cause they're in style

But I'm startin' to like you so please just...

Stay awhile

 

[Chorus]

 

Hey I could keep goin' with this song...

I could write you lyrics 1000 pages long

So you're the storyteller, mister, t-tell me what

'Cause I'm startin' to believe that I just... Made this all up

 

[Chorus]

 

Used to go crazy when that light would blink red

Now everythin's quiet, was it somethin' I said?

I'm replayin' scenes over in my head

And I'm drawin' blanks over and over again

 

[Chorus]

Babe I'm sorry if I... Frightened you

Please just give me another try

I thought that maybe I'd enlightened you

Guess we just don't see... eye-to-eye...

 

 

All lyrics ⓒ Gillian Blutt, Beta Music, LLC