Souvenirs of City Life

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released February 8, 2003

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Track Name: Are You Alright
Are you alright?
Well, are you alright?
Well, are you alright?
Yeah...

"Are you alright with change?"
She said, standing in the door
This state of affairs has granted us much more
In terms of luxuries we can't afford
But these are the things that will make our ends meet again
When love means everything
'Cause we did it ourselves, ourselves
Don't you want everything?
For yourself

So are you alright now?
Love can be so unrewarding sometimes
So are you alright?
Pain can be so fun sometimes

Are you alright with pain?
Heaven sent and dancing in the form
Of sex that's best undressed and on the floor
Without this rush this love is just a bore
But these are the things that will make our ends meet again
When love means everything
'Cause we did it ourselves, ourselves
I know you want everything
For yourself

So are you alright?
Love can be so unrewarding sometimes
And are you alright?
Pain can be so fun sometimes

Are you alright with change?
Are you alright with pain?
Are you alright with loving under cover lover?
To numb the times that we weren't loving
Or living off eachother's breath
We bring the pain to realize
It feels good to hurt for someone else

So are you alright?
So are you alright now?
Love can be so unrewarding sometimes
And are you alright?
Pain can be so fun sometimes
Are you alright?
Are you alright?
Are you alright with loving under cover lover?
Alright, yeah
Track Name: Soldiers Falling
Take your time
I don't need anything
Take my life
If you think I can help with this
Oh, I'm alright
I promised you all this, but I...
Need some time to figure out all of this
To figure out where everything went wrong

When our lips divide
And space begins
Our love looks like soldiers falling
We're falling
If everything's alright
Where you been?
Looking for our soldiers falling
We're falling

Telephone line
In love with a steady ring
What once shined
Is duller than anything
Are you alright?
I promised you everything, so I...
Need some time to figure the reasons why
Rings and fingers no longer belong

When our lips divide
And space begins
Our love looks like soldiers falling
We're falling
If everything's alright
Let me in
Otherwise we're soldiers falling
We're falling

We're not communicating now
And doubt's insinuating now
This love is quickly fading
We're not communicating now

So damn the do or die
If you think it'll help with this

When our lips divide
And space begins
Our love looks like soldiers falling
We're falling
If everything's alright
Where you been?
Looking for our soldiers falling
We're falling

When our lips divide
And space begins
Our love looks like soldiers falling
We're falling
If everything's alright
Let me in
Otherwise we're soldiers falling
We're falling

Take your time
I don't need anything
Track Name: Someone Save Us
Father, what have I become?
A saint to few, a monster to some
I am a savior, I am chosen, I am breathless
I am useless to the practical world

Can you remember life's price and how you couldn't afford it?
Can you remember wishing upon stars from the stairs?
Can you remember when you were first courted up into orbit?
And whispered to the sun
Help me out of here

Where am I?
When all of the glitter in the sky
Reflects the tears running out of our eyes
Where we all hurt
And we're all scared out of our minds
Help me out of here

Brothers, I am numb
A ghost of what has yet to come
I am a faker, I am hopeless, I am breathless
I am useless to all of the world

So can you remember life's price and how you couldn't afford it?
Can you remember hanging on to hearts that need repair?
And can you remember when you were first courted up into orbit?
And whispered to the sun
Help me out of here

Where am I?
And all the glitter in the sky
Reflects the tears running out our eyes
Where we all hurt
And we're all scared out of our minds
Help me out of here
Help me out of here
Someone save us

Where am I?
And all the glitter in the sky
Reflects the tears running out of our eyes
Where we all hurt
And we're all scared out of our minds
Help me out of here
Help me out of here
Someone save us, yeah
Help me out of...
Help me out of...
Help me out of here
Track Name: Say So Long
Days ago
Life beat sweet as innocence
Killed any chance of self-control
Whether it's fact or fiction
I am conflicted
I am gone
Say so long
I am gone
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

So you added up what's right
And you added up what's wrong
It's what you needed
So you added up what's right
And you added up what's wrong
Then you say so long

So go
Love once sweet now beats defeat
And innocence has, since, not shown
'Cause when your fairy tale becomes
A television rerun...you run
Say so long
I am gone
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

So you added up what's right
And you added up what's wrong
It's what you needed
So you left without a fight
In spite of feeling strong
Then you say so long
You know you're mine
You know you're mine
You know you're mine
You know you're mine
You know you're mine
You know you're mine

So you added up what's right
And you added up what's wrong
It's what you needed
So you added up what's right
And you added up what's wrong
So long

So you added up what's right
And you added up what's wrong
It's what you needed
So you left without a fight
In spite of feeling strong
Then you say so long

So you added up what's right
(You added up what's right)
You added up what's wrong
Say so long
Track Name: Wave Goodbye
Did you need a change of pace to counteract the tide?
That rocks your weary walls on the inside
Did you need to rearrange your alibis?
The truth is not faking anything but...

The disbelief...
In your own bitter ending
And the disbelief...
Forgiveness of mending
And the disbelief...
You're breaking not bending
And the disbelief...
Suspending

Chorus:
You raise up your hands
Looking for the light
Searching for all your happy endings
Waving your hands
Trembling in the light
You gather up all your happy endings

Did you think you were the case that steps outside
Of the box that locks your fear inside
Did you think that second place would kill your pride?
The truth is not shaking anything but...

The disbelief...
In your own bitter ending
And the disbelief...
Suspending

Don't you want to see tomorrow?

Repeat Chorus

Wave goodbye

Hearts apart, in pieces and parts
For instance, long distance is not a good start
But we can't help that we're in love

We never took the time
To step outside this life
You know I'm right
Take a deep breath
And hold it inside
I'll gather up all your happy endings

Repeat Chorus

Wave goodbye
If you go...
Wave goodbye
Track Name: Borderline
Is it coincidence I've lived my life
Within the walls of this fence
And it makes no sense
To innocence to leave
But I can't stop believing
There's so much for me to see
And I want to taste it all
So much between you and me
But not for long

Have gun will travel
As my life unravels at the seams
I am packed and I am well-dressed
Have gun will travel
As my life unravels at the seams
Does mother really know best?

'Cause I'm breathing, breathing in
Deep inside the borderline
The borderline I've known
I'm breathing, breathing in
Deep inside the borderline
The borderline I've called my home
But now I don't know

Age eighteen
I am evergreen on a bus
Destination Columbus
And on my headphones
Screams Simon and Garfunkel
Reaching out to me with "America"
America
Here I come, y'all
America

Have gun will travel
As my life unravels at the seams
And now suddenly I'm far away
Have gun will travel
As my life unravels at the seams
I am no longer okay

'Cause I'm breathing, breathing in
Breathing on the borderline
The borderline I've known
I'm breathing, breathing in
Breathing on the borderline
The borderline I call my home, whoa
I call my home
(No, no, no, no, no)

Have gun will travel
As my life unravels at the seams
And where there was darkness overflows with light
So have gun will travel
As my life unravels at the seams
For all of the rights and wrongs
Now I am gone and I've never been better in all of my life

'Cause I'm breathing, breathing in
Way outside the borderline
The borderline I've known
I'm breathing, breathing in
Way outside the borderline
The borderline I call my home

I'm breathing, breathing in
Way outside the borderline
The borderline I've known
I'm breathing, breathing in
Way outside the borderline
The borderline I call my home
It's time to go
Track Name: Think Out Loud
If my mind had a mouth of it's own
Would it tell the world what I'm thinking?
Like I'm happy to find so many sides
I don't know whether I'm standing or sinking

But with all the ever-changing sides
I can't fill in the blank
And the answers question who's more right
I don't know what to think

So I guess I believe in whatever
I guess I believe in whatever they say
I guess I believe in whatever

Playing sides
My dramatic pause
I'm fighting loyalty here
But I'm happy to find
Happy to find
I'm happy to find that it's not only me in here

But with all the ever-changing sides
I can't fill in the blank
And the answers question who's more right
I don't know what to think
And with all the choices in this life
Who knows just what to think

So I guess I believe in whatever
I guess I believe in whatever they say
I guess I believe in whatever comes
And with all the sides and where they're drawn
I don't know what to think, I mean

Thinking, thinking out loud
Better start
Thinking, thinking out loud
Thinking, thinking out loud
Better start
Thinking, thinking out loud
Better start
Thinking, thinking out loud
Better start
Thinking, thinking out loud

So I guess I believe in whatever
I guess I believe in whatever they say
I guess I believe in whatever comes
And with all the sides and where they're drawn
I don't know what to think

So start thinking, thinking out loud
(I guess I believe in whatever)
Better start
(I guess I believe in whatever they say)
Thinking, thinking out loud
Better start
(I guess I believe in whatever)
Thinking, thinking out loud
Better start
(I guess I believe in whatever they say)
Thinking, thinking out loud
Out, out loud

Better start, better start, better start thinking
Out, out, out, out, out, out, out, out, out, out loud
Out, out, out, out loud
Track Name: Hello
Hello

Ice comes to mind
When I think about your heart
And I think about the way you steal away my emotions
And I'd like to make it clear to say

Hello

Too late for tomorrow
Yesterday's gone
Where's today
Life seems to be surrounded in this sorrow
Can't we bring it back just one more day

Hello

Can you feel it, can you feel it
Running through your mind
Can you feel it, can you feel it
Running through your mind
And now
You're truely free
And now
You're truely free
And now
You're truely free
And now
You're truel free

Where the stars give their regards
It is there
It is there
It is there
That I love you

Hello
Track Name: Dead Here Anyway
Another day is here, but not quite
I'm reminded of fear on the phone every night
Hey, baby, anybody ever tell you your bark is worse off than the bite
Then ends don't bend
They break without the wrong and right

So open up your heart and let it out
Let your mind unwind
We'll figure it out
So when you open all the doors
And see nothing but arrows pointing towards
A future, tucked behind the clouds

Chorus:
'Cause when our sun stops shining our way
I guess that it's time to get out
Get out of this place
'Cause when our sun stops shining our way
We better turn and run
'Cause we're dead and gone
We're dead here anyway
Dead here anyway

Oh, Kings and queers and souvenirs of city life
The skyline resembles chandeliers and colored Christmas lights
And isn't it funny that the heart of this city
Has the heart of my life
She said, "Baby, the nightmares don't have to come every night
So come on and open up your heart and let it out
Make your mind shut up
We'll figure it out"

So when you open all the doors
And see nothing but arrows pointing towards
A sign saying, "Get out now"

Repeat Chorus

Losing our light
Losing our light
Losing our light
Losing our light
We'd better pack our bags and run
'Cause I don't want to lose the sun

Repeat Chorus

I say we turn and run
Turn and run
Chasing after the sun
That shined yesterday
'Cause we're dead and gone
We're dead here anyway
Track Name: Lost In Paradise
Where do we go from here, my dear?
I said we've been here before for years
And for years we wanted more
Has it become clear to this woman and man?
Who breathe heavy for Neverland

So deeper down we go down
We're going deep down
She said, "What goes around comes around"
And deeper down we go down
We're going deep down
We'd rather be lost
Than ever be found

This is the first time I think that we found paradise
This is the first time I think that we found paradise

Memories of you and I barenaked Adam taking off Eve's disguise
Eden's dressed with bedroom eyes
Lovers uncovered we smother eachother on the floor
And recharge our batteries to go

Deeper down we go down
We're going deep down
She said, "What goes around comes around"
And deeper down we go down
We're going deep
We'd rather be lost
Than ever be found

This is the first time I think that we found paradise
This is the first time I think that we found paradise
'Cause this is the first time we felt alive
This is the first time we found our paradise
Our paradise

Remember that time on the Fourth of July?
When I couldn't tell the difference
Between the fireworks and the fireflies
And the stars in the sky
'Cause nothing ever looks as good as it does through your eyes

This is the first time I think that we found paradise
This is the first time I think that we found paradise
'Cause this is the first time we felt alive
This is the first time we found our paradise
Our paradise
We're in paradise

(Nothing ever looks as good as it does through your eyes)
(Lost in your eyes)
We're in paradise