Lex Land – Were My Sweetheart to Go… Lyrics

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Someone New On My Mind

I don’t wanna call you on the phone no more,
let you read what I wrote down for you no more,
wonder why you don’t hold me like the way you did before
’cause I’ve got someone new on my mind.

I’m not gonna cry for you no more
lay awake at night wond’rin’ where you are no more
or why you don’t love me the way you did before
I’ve got someone new on my mind

and it’s bound to hurt at first,
but now I wanna fold someone else’s shirts
with two different philosophies
neither of us can be what the other needs
so now we’ve come down to the final wire
we just don’t have that same old fire
and honestly I’ve grown quite tired
of wasting my time, so

You don’t have to worry about me no more
run ’round in circles inside my brain no more
nor play your little stupid f***** games no more, honey
I’ve got someone new on my mind

and I know it’s just the same old page
I’ll only turn again at a later date
but it’s now or never, the price is right,
ain’t no happy end in sight
we’ve come down to the final wire
we just don’t have that same old fire
and, at any rate, I’ve grown quite tired
of wasting my time!

I ain’t gonna sing for you no more, honey,
or wonder why you don’t come around no more
nor look for you when I’m out around town no more, papa,
because I’ve got someone new on my mind.

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Havana

I know I hurt you deep
but right before I fall asleep
I see you at the end of a hallway
and I just keep walking on the other way
despite you calling me to stay
it’s a new thing

and I know I killed you slowly
but I know what I did was right
it doesn’t mean I don’t miss ya
and right before you fall asleep on a Monday night
I hope you don’t see me leaving your arena

I know everything I said wasn’t stand-up
maybe we could still meet in a dream sometime, in Havana

and it was my fault in the first place
that I dragged you into that headspace
dinner on the table, kids, a wife at your feet,
but you always knew my plans were larger than the
biggest backyard we could ever have had
on Olive Street

and you blew through my mind like a summertime cyclone
and you bore into my soul worse than the quietest night alone
and how could any of us have foreseen
much less you or me
I’d end up being the hurricane
that could tear your heart away

and I know everything I said wasn’t stand-up
maybe we could still meet in a dream sometime, in Havana

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If I

If I tell you I love you, will you hear me?
the heaviness is lighter when you’re near me
my mouth forgot how to smile
but you made the wait worthwhile

if I tell you I love you, would you listen?
if admiration is a bug, I’ve been bitten
I can’t seem to play games with you
and if I could you’d see straight through them

I’m going off to see the sights
but they wouldn’t mean as much without you in my life
find it funny all you want that I’m terrified to go
it’s just I’ve finally found a home

when I return, will you run to me
I’m scared you’ll come to know how much better off you’d be
if I were to stay away
only to sing your praises every day.

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StupidFace

What if I were to say that I would wait?
Would you say it’d be no use?
What if I were to say I spend my days just dreamin’ ’bout
all the plans I never should’ve made
just for your StupidFace!

What if I were to say that I was the one
who wasn’t really good enough
who would it be to take my place for you?
‘Cause these days they aren’t the same
sometimes I miss your StupidFace,
it’s silly but it’s true,
I miss your StupidFace!

What if I were to say that I would wait?
Would you say it’d be no use?

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Was It Really All That Bad?

Let me know when you get to the gate
give me a call if you find you’re running late so that I know
you’re okay
don’t you know you can come by anytime
have a couple drinks and talk deep into the night
if you ever need to get away
you’re always welcome at my place.

I’m getting pretty cozy in our little life
play fighting on the couch and getting fucked up every night
it’s not much but it makes the day alright
when it ends with you
I’ll miss all the trouble that we tend to get in,
you know I love your best friends like they’re my own kin
even if they don’t care too much for me
or if they don’t approve
that’s just what I’ll do

throw me in the pool while I’m in my kimono
one last time if you’ve gotta go
if you don’t I promise I’ll never
ask you for another ride
I know I’m not really ready for this to end so
before we can go back to being just friends
I may need a little bit of time
but please don’t forget to write.

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Pas de Deux

You
wake up around four walk out my bedroom door
get something to drink from the kitchen sink
come back to my bed and rest your head for the last time
til we next drink too much of that Thunderbird wine

I don’t need another upper-hand-man to make me feel like this
you say, “yeah I think you need the right thing,
but I just don’t think I’m it.”

it goes without saying it takes two to do
a pas de deux
you can have what you want from me and I’ll take what I
can get from you
we’ll both have our share of what could be termed unfair
and it’ll be over before it gets started
I know I want more but how much longer will I have to wait for it?

I
wake up an hour too late
you say I’m sorry babe
I say, “don’t worry, it happens all the time-
I don’t mean having strange men in my bed,”
but then, laugh bite my lip, and say, “well, maybe sometimes.”
but really though I know I could
but I know it’d be no good
and anyway I’ve found
I’m over being dicked around

it goes without saying it takes two to do
a pas de deux
you can have what you want from me and I’ll take what I
can get from you
we’ll both have our share of what could be termed unfair
and it’ll be over before it gets started
how much longer will I have to beg you for it?

it goes without saying it takes two to do
a pas de deux
you can have what you want from me and I’ll take what I
can get from you
we’ll both have our share of what could be termed unfair
and it’ll be over before it gets started
I know I want more but how much longer will I have to wait for it?

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Ides of March

I finally thought something might work out alright
but then it died on the Ides of March
birthed in November to brave the Winter
only to fade before the Spring got its start… so now,

do I have to bury one more thing in my backyard
once again this year on the Ides of March?

just ’cause I’m used to getting double-clocked
doesn’t mean I’m yet steady as a rock
termination doesn’t always follow expiration
does my key to tragedy even belong to a lock?
’cause now

I have to bury one more thing in my backyard
once again this year on the Ides of March

It might sound like self-pity but I’m starting to worry
I might be immune to love
because despite how much of it I dose out I still doom
everything I touch
and these short-lived tragic love affairs are getting to be too much
and I just don’t know if I’ll ever grow the point where I can
say that I’ve had enough

must I really bury
must I really bury one more thing
must I really bury
must I really bury one more thing
do I have to bury
do I have to bury one more thing?

do I have to bury
one more thing?

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What Happens Now?

Something about
the cadence in which she spoke just let you know
that in one way or other, you’d never be the same
maybe it was the way she
used your full name to ask you
if it might yet be the right time that never came

so you saw her from across the room
you noticed how she leaned back with all her weight, looking real good and
you thought this was someone you’d have to
get to know soon

so what happens now?

there was a short time where you never slept alone
and dreams were never needed ’cause you thought they’d found a home and
you thought maybe well just for tonight, I could change her mind
she drew a picture with exactly the same story
it’s almost as though you’d never sorted out an ending
but here it goes again after
wasted waiting, tomorrow she will leave

then what happens now?

like a blurry revelation, lines you’d never noticed in the sky
withholding love in hesitation, like you’d run in fear
without a pause to question why
she laid out an invitation
into your own imagination
a coloring book left open for everyone else’s interpretation
you lived hazy days in paisley ways
recurring visions burning
empty pages filled so easily
by all your wondrous yearning
and you want to scream,
“change these days, lady!
We could all change our ways, baby!”
but she’s gonna go anyway…

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How Well You Do

Lately it’s been like the early days
when you had a way of making me
come down crashing to my knees
tired of saying please
it’s like I tear my heart out for you and you just stand there
and watch it hit the ground

i spent so long fighting you
so go ahead and reject my affection and we’ll see how well you do

could’a given you nights ridden with stars, could’a
torn down your walls I could’a
broken your bars,
yeah and you act so tough
if you wanna hit me hard take your best shot
I’m weak right now
ain’t got a lot but I’m pretty sure you ain’t got the guts

i spent so long fighting you
so go ahead and reject my affection and we’ll see how well you do

how can your smile say so much
when it rests in a mouth that says
nothing at all?

i spent so long fighting you
so go ahead and reject my affection and we’ll see how well you do

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All This Talk of Dreaming is Fine and Sweet

Can’t you see you’ve used my own key on me
now I’m slowly dying right to left
when you’re sleeping deeply enough
do you ever find me in our rest
’cause reading your past tense feelings
is making me a bit too melancholy
if you want to let it be, then, please, just
go your own way without me

la da da da…

if I were a card you could carry me
face-down and forgotten in your bag
but, still, as it stands, I’m only the most sadly
sentimental play-thing you have
I can’t fathom why you’d set me quite so high
only to cut me down
and I can’t imagine any scenery worth looking at
without you lingering around

la da da da …

All this talk of dreaming is fine and sweet…
All this talk of dreaming is fine and sweet…
but when time comes for waking
whose face do you wish to see,
a wolf running rampant
or a gatekeeper on his knees?

la da da da…

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I Know You Know

When I think about you
see us doing stuff that I don’t think I’m allowed to
but I know you know I know
you’re not up for the game

when you stop to greet me
never satisfied ’cause you’re not quite near me
but you know I know you know
that I want you to be

so I’d rather not try when you’re around
’cause what’s the point in making effort
if you’ll only turn me down
and I’d rather not sigh when you go sometimes
but I know that you know what it does to me inside
so I’ll just keep my eyes wide open
and my mouth shut for the meantime

you see, i’ve got a real bad habit
of going after guys that would just never have it
but they know I know
it’s just ’cause I’m bored and insane
I wonder if they ever stop to think about it
get to a point where they just might allow it
before some other true beauty comes to put me to shame

so I’d rather not try when you’re around
’cause what’s the point in making effort
if you’ll only turn me down
and I’d rather not cry when you go sometimes
but I know that you know what it does to me inside
so I’ll just keep my eyes wide open
and my mouth shut when we say goodbye

I know I shouldn’t let it mean so much
but I’d love to be under consideration for once
even if only to find out he isn’t the one
’cause then at least I’ll know
and he’ll know
and I think that I know
that you know

it doesn’t have to mean much of anything
I’m not asking for a diamond ring
just want you to know I want to know
you know that I’m there
we never even have to speak a word about it
maybe you feel the same but I highly doubt it
at least til then I’ll know you know that I care

maybe someday I’ll try when you’re around
pitch in a little effort if you won’t just turn me down
and I’ll no longer have to say goodbye at the end of the day
instead we’ll both head back inside
shut the windows, close the blinds, lock the doors
and turn out the lights
pull up the covers, kiss, close our eyes,
and say goodnight.

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Califa

it was a Sunday night
you had old friends in town
so did I, and me and mine,
we got lost on the drive to your house
those streets I’d come to know so well
were they trying to tell me not to go to you?

it seems so silly now
to think of us on that bedroom floor
my playing Dylan songs on Dan’s guitar
with you on the Wurlitzer
in front of just one desk and two doors and the bed
where I would rest my head
every weary night that year?

we were both three sheets to the wind
but I guess we had to be
it was so hard to tell otherwise
if you felt for me
so sitting cross-legged on the carpet
my heart leapt when you nodded
after I asked if I could kiss you…

one night, one wish,
and after all this you won’t even write me anymore.
It reminds me of that night I ate shit
after I had to insist on riding bikes with you to the store.

I miss you now
though I think it’s good you left
and I’m just so sorry about
all the fucked up things we did
you were the sweetest that I ever had
I must say I’m sincerely glad I got to meet ya
though it was a troubled, tired time
in that house that was never really mine
on Califa

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Fit

I’m likely not in the right but I assumed we were
still on speaking terms
I gotta say when I got your note I was surprised
you could still make me feel hurt
but you’re a bigger fool than me if you couldn’t foresee
I’d have to write you out eventually
and no one’s got a gun to your back making you read my
autobiography

and I’m happy for you
though you don’t deserve it I’m glad you weren’t the one to get burned
I might have to wait forever
but I know someday I’m gonna get my turn
if this is the way that you wanted to play it
I’m relieved to see you finally grow the spine to say it
so it goes.
and that’s it,
just goes to show we never fit.

I’ve been doing this since long before you came
into play
and I think after all you’ve done
my debts been paid
so I’m not gonna start now censoring what I say
you’ve got a lot of nerve asking me to change to suit your
hypersensitivity

and I’m happy for you
though you don’t deserve it I’m glad you weren’t the one to get burned
I might have to wait forever
but I know someday I’ll see you get your just dessert
if this is the way that you wanted to play it
I’m relieved to see you finally grow the spine to say it
so it goes.
and that’s it,
just goes to show we never fit.

I know I didn’t do everything right
I can say that I truly did try
on you I wasted years of my life
despite knowing you’d never make me your wife
and you did everything you could
to ruin everything about us that was once good
you really fucked up when you finally bowed out
so that I can’t even stand
the thought of you now

we never fit

 

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