Let Me Come Over

Staples
Staple my hand
Staple my hands to my heart
Staple my hand
Staple my lips shut
Staple my hand
Staple my lips shut

I'm staying right here
I won't move 'til I'm dead
I'm staying right here
You can cut me in two instead
I'm staying right here
I won't move 'til you're dead

But you can move me over my head

I'm raking up threats here
I've left the gypsies outside
I'm make bets dear
I just woke up one morning and died
I'm staying right here
Your staples have stitched deep inside

And you can move me over my head
But you can move me over my head
But you can move me over my head
And you can move me over my head
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Taillights Fade

Sister can you hear me now
The ringing in your ears
I'm down on the ground
My luck's been dry for years

I'm lost in the dark
And I feel like a dinosaur
Broken face and broken hands
I'm a broken man

I've hit the wall
I'm about to fall
But I'm closing in on it
I feel so weak
On a losing streak
Watch my taillights fade to black

I read a thing about this girl
She was a hermit in her world
Her story was much like mine
She could be my valentine

And although we've never met
I won't forget her yet
She cut herself off from her past
Now she's alone at last

I feel so sick
Lost love's last licks
But I'm closing down on it
I feel so weak
On a losing streak
Watch my taillights fade to black

Lost my life in cheap wine
Now it's quiet time
Cappy Dick nor Jesus Christ
Could not help my fate

But I'm underneath a gun
I'm singing about my past
Had myself a wonderful thing
But I could not make it last

I've hit the wall
I'm about to fall
But I'm closing in on it
I feel so small
Underneath it all
Watch my taillights fade to black
..Watch my taillights fade
..Watch my taillights fade
..Watch my taillights fade
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Mountains Of Your Head

I've been turned on
In that little room
And I am all caved in now like a cat
I've woken up
'Cause you've spoken up
I'm catatonic but ready to roll
Drift sense of time
Turning round on a dime
Crossed the thin line
As I'm waving goodbye

You saved my life
Now once or twice
And I'm not willing to let it go
Mountains of your head
Come back in dreams
And I'm thinking true pencil thoughts
Hell hath no fury
I'm restless but weak
What's on your mind
If it's on your tongue you should speak
Speak
It's true

She was spinning and
She was hinting at
And sweeping dust in and out of rooms
What could I do?
I'm asking you
I made myself invisible to her
Hell hath no fury
I'm restless but weak
What's on your mind
If it's on your tongue you should speak
Speak
It's true
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Mineral

All spangled up, glittering on
There's a monster in the kitchen - his lights's turned on
Thanks for coming - it meant a lot
But you sure do know how to put me on the spot

You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green

You came into the kitchen - a rose held high
I never want to see young flowers die
And hearing all that made me feel like a spy
To tell you any different would be to lie

You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green

"Merry Christmas" you said to me
Empty drawers - nothing left for me
We turned around now and what did we see?
All our whispers and transparencies

You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
So green
So green
So green
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Darl

I'm not cryin' for ya
I'll let the angels bore ya
I'm just tryin' to understand
1,2,3,4,5 I'm callin'
Julie you just keep on walkin'
I can't laugh at all that matters
I can't sleep at night without a stare
But I'm not cryin' for ya
Is that a big box for ya
I'm just tryin' to make some change
Make some change
I am sick of your goldfish manners
I am sick of being in my head
No one talks about my problem
No one really cares if I'm not here
But I ain't cryin for ya
My greenest eyes are for ya
I'll get up and fly some...
Someday
Hold my hand and hold my temper
Hold my ticket while I go away
Cause all the earth and all the angels
All the crystal crosses are the same
They're the same
But I ain't dying for ya
Built that big box for ya
Ma I'm tryin' to pre..., to pretend
Mom, oh ... MOMMA
1,2,3,4,5 I'm calling
Julie keep on walkin'
Keep on walkin'
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Larry

When I sleep is when you rise
Get out of bed wipe the sleep from your eyes
I shut my eyes - all the world drops dead
Now's the time friend of mine
With a passage to
A passage from
Your daily missal
We taught that
Cat to crawl
When I sleep is when you rise
Get out of bed wipe the sleep from your eyes
My heart and soul are in your hands
Now's the time friend of mine
With a passage to
A passage from
Your daily missal
We taught that
Cat to crawl
Now's the time friend of mine
And now's the time friend of mine
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Velvet Roof

Here she comes across the street
But I'm already there downstairs to meet with her
She could make my life complete
But I'm already there to compete with her
Climb aboard my velvet roof
And smile showing me one golden tooth
A simple gesture yes or no
Would have been enough to let me know

Scraggly hair and messed up shoes
I'm looking all around for you
Find you in the corner bar
But you can't find the keys to your car
She's as sharp as a razor blade
But she could cut my wrists open just the same
Softer than my velvet floor
Gatherin' up the veil and going home

Scraggly hair and messed up shoes
I'm looking all around for you
Find you in the corner bar
But you can't find the keys to your car
She's as sharp as a razor blade
But she could cut my wrists open just the same
Softer than my velvet floor
Gatherin' up the veil and going home

Hey man what's the matter with
Hey man what's the matter with you
Hey man what's the matter with
Hey man what's the matter with you
Hey man what's the matter with
Hey man what's the matter with you
Hey
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI

I'm Not There

Maybe it's only - cuz I'm so poor
That you don't count me - anymore
Maybe I'm tryin' to compare
Take my picture - don't you dare
Maybe it's only - cuz I fall
I'm so much closer - but yer so tall
But I'm no baby - I ain't no child
I'll get to bed soon - in awhile
Hear me crawlin' down your stairs
Count your children - don't be scared
My wooden floor is awful bare
But you can't take me - I'm not there
Cuz I'm screamin' - cuz I'm tired
I'm a little bit lonesome, I'm not so dire
But I'm no baby - I'm no child
I'll get in bed now - just for awhile
Hear me callin' down your stairs
Count your babies - one's not there
One's not there
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Stymied

Broken
By words left unspoken
I thought you was joking
The words you say
Stymied
Please come untie me
You're lying right beside me
Don't lie to me
Lying
I caught you lying
You caught me trying
Don't let me catch you lying
Lazy
Open up the daisies
And lay my so lazy soul to sleep
Hoping
I was not joking
Was merely choking
The words got caught
Lying
You caught me lying
I caught you trying
Don't let me catch you lying
Lying
I caught you lying
You caught me trying
Don't let me catch you lying
Lazy
Daisy
Lazy
Daisy
Lazy
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Porchlight

Hey when the need becomes too strong or long
And drawn out for me to take
Like a cigarette burn to the fleshy turbines of my heart
That faded afternoon floats breezily into my memory
Cool shafts of light appear and I'm left here
Standing naked on my own
Your voice is small on my voice mail system
A million miles away
But if I turned it off
I would not hear the little things you say
"The world must chill"
And like a king I ring up old acquaintances
It's like the man says "I ain't here on business"
It's all work anyway
On any other day
They say the light has got no equal
On any other day
The date's irrelevant but she was drunk
In the heat of the June night
The faces in the windows - shouts rang out
Into dawn's early light
The flailing arms and scrambling eggs I fled
On my two shambling legs
"I gotta go" I said - they both looked dead
On any other day
On any other day
They say the light has got no equal
On any other day
On any other day
On any other day
They say the light has got no equal
On any other day
The fire blazed away
The kitchen porch was all that remained
And I'm out here alone - beat up and pissed
Until this very day
That old hotel rang back in fuzzy time
And I was ravaged to the bone
Your voice got smaller 'til I realized
It was gone
On any other day
They'd say the light has got no equal
On any other day
On any other day
I swear the light has got no equal
On any other day
I realize
I realize
It was gone
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Frozen Lake

I'm between the lines just one more time
Read it in a book I almost looked
In the frozen lake she comes and takes
Give up my whole world she's just a girl
In my frozen mind I'm stuck in time
I can't get past this thing for one more spring
See, she fits to me so easily
I, I'm borderline almost everytime
Give up my whole world
She's a translucent girl
In my frozen mind I'm lost in time

I take one more breath it's worse than death
Turn on all the lights alive with fright
See, she fits to me too easily
I, I'm borderline almost everytime
Give up my whole world
She's a complicated girl
In my frozen mind I'm stuck in time

Give up my whole world
She's a complicated girl
In the frozen lake she comes and takes
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Saving Grace

Can't get rid of this blue sun
It's been so long since I've had fun
She's wearing a special dress
We're in a terrible mess
It's been so long since I've been home
Since I've had fun
I'm coming home
I'll be there soon
I'll be there soon
My retreat's in my head
Take back those things that you said
I might as well have been dead
But I'm staying sane instead
I've saved my face
Saving grace
Saving grace
It's been so long since I've been home
I'll be there soon, soon, soon
My retreat's in my head
Take back those things that you said
I might as well have been dead
But I'm staying sane instead
I've saved my face
Saving grace
Saving grace
It's been so long since I've been home
Since I've been home
I'm coming home
I'll be there soon
I'll be there soon
Yeah, I'm coming home
I'll be there soon
I'll be there soon
Soon
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI


Crutch

Leaving
She came along
She came a long way to see me
She came across snowy fields
Baby - I've almost grown somehow
I'm in between the coasts
But my mind
My mind must be back in Boston
And you're all above the moon
And you're all above the moon
I'm lying across the tracks
And I'm on the train ride back
Slowly - I turned to him and said
"Well if I'm not yet dead then surely
this must be killing me instead"
Turning - I am turning blue
In this bar with you but my mind
Must be back in San Francisco
And you're all above the moon
And you're all above the moon
I'm lying across the tracks
And I'm on the train ride back
And I'm in between the cars
And I'm in between the stars
And you're all above the moon
And you're all above the moon
Highways - my head is loose at last
The radio's on full blast
And I'm rolling
In a midnight Chevrolet
Snowdust - I'm caught dead in the night
The stars and fire light
The sky a jewel
I believe I'm back in Boston
And you're all above the moon
And you're all above the moon
I'm lying across the tracks
And I'm on the train ride back
And I'm in between the cars
And I'm in between the stars
And you're all across the moon
And you're all above the moon
And you're all across the moon
And you're all above the moon
The Moon
© 1991 Scrawny Music, BMI

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