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									Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics




                                 Live – Lyrics
                                 Breeze
                                 (Christine Kane)
                                 ASCAP/Lee Baby Sims Music/1997

                                 We were in between lovers
                                 At the peak of a sigh
                                 Hit the beach in December
                                 'Cause we barely survived in the month of July

                                 And what I want to know is
                                 The very thing that you choose to ignore
                                 Why we go back again to a place when we know
                                 That we've already been there before

                                 Now the breeze all over me
                                 Breeze, let everything be
                                 Set it free
                                 And me, I will leave all the rest behind

                                 We had scars on our spirits
                                 And bruises that swelled like the sea
                                 We were gun-metal grey, but you say that's the shade
                                 That a heartache is just meant to be

                                 But what I want to know is
                                 Why at night when I climb into bed
                                 Instead of resting my mind, I'm rehearsing the lines
                                 That I tell myself I should've said

                                 And the breeze all over me
                                 Breeze, let everything be
                                 Set it free
                                 And me, I will leave all the rest behind

                                 It's night, I'm afraid, and the dark unfolds
                                 It's a fog and a rain that surrounds my soul
                                 What's the size and the weight of the kind of love
                                 It would take to repair what I'm so scared of

                                 Let them fall by the wayside
                                 You say, just leave them behind
                                 All those tough words are wrong, baby, I'm not that strong
                                 And the tenderness suits me just fine

                                 But what I want to know is
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 Why I'm so quick to climb into their heads
                                 And pointedly stare, and then judge me from there
                                 When I could just dance by the sea in the breeze instead

                                 And the breeze all over me
                                 Breeze, let everything be
                                 Set it free
                                 And me, I will leave all the rest behind


                                 Off the Ground
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 This is the way I see it
                                 This is the life I live
                                 This is the how-to book for the heart I give
                                 And this is the way I wake up
                                 This is the tale I write
                                 This is the prayer I pray in the dead of night
                                 And here's all my fearful moments
                                 Here's all the sounds I've heard
                                 Tangled in the nothingness of the spoken word

                                 Chorus: Hey, don't you know I'm laying way too low
                                 I'm on my knees I'll pick myself up if you let me go
                                 Hey, I've been down too long in the lost and found
                                 Now I'm just getting off the ground

                                 I have my share of secrets
                                 And dozens of things I hide
                                 And maybe I'll let you in but it might take time
                                 'Cause you say that you want me near you
                                 And you smile when I run right by
                                 When I throw you a sideways glance if you catch my eye
                                 But you've got the patience, I don't
                                 You give the way I can't
                                 So you tell me you love me and I'm likely not to understand

                                 Chorus

                                 Part of me just can't stop talking
                                 Part of me is tongue-tied
                                 Half of me is laughing and the other half is
                                 Keeping track of every last tear I've cried

                                 But it's never without emotion
                                 It's never an easy ride
                                 And I've got to admit that it's so nice to have you by my side
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics


                                 The Problem with Jazz
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 It's just an apartment, she must be a fool
                                 It's the size of a jewel box, the price of a jewel
                                 The landlord is lazy, the winters are cold
                                 She thinks often of old love, and often feels old

                                 She's got too many t-shirts and not enough time
                                 She takes out the trash every Monday at nine
                                 She says, No sir, I don't wanna work,
                                 I don't wanna waitress, I don't wanna do this
                                 I told you I just want to play.
                                 Tell me to go back to school, man, you've got to be pulling my leg

                                 Chorus:
                                 She says it seems I could turn around take back what time has sold me
                                 Absolutely everything they ever told me
                                 Resolutely I'm inclined to fight the blows
                                 Incompletely I resign myself to the highs and lows

                                 He grew up in Nashville, how 'bout that
                                 He says he moved out of Nashville so he could play jazz
                                 And he learned all the rules and the well-tempered tunes that he could
                                 Now, ten years of schooling that accent is gone for good

                                 Now, he's in New York City, plays jazz all the time
                                 He says the problem with jazz is you don't make a dime
                                 He's got a big sax and a bad back and a black cat named Miles
                                 He may be somewhat abrasive, but that's just his style

                                 He says, it seems I could turn around take back what time has sold me
                                 Absolutely everything they ever told me
                                 Resolutely I'm inclined to fight the blows
                                 Incompletely I resign myself to the highs and lows

                                 Said the cook to the waitress, I can't stand to be here right now
                                 Life's a mess and the wife just walked out
                                 The laundry is sky high, and I'm close to tears
                                 The waitress she shrugged she said, Man, I never wanna be here

                                 Chorus


                                 Loving Hands
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 Everyday you wake up
                                 And everyday a day goes by
                                 You're never gonna catch up
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 'Cause there's never enough time
                                 And there's no one in your love life
                                 There's nothing on the news that's nice
                                 But something keeps you going
                                 Something's keeping you alive
                                 It's a penny on the sidewalk
                                 It's a feather on the subway train
                                 It's sleeping to the rhythm
                                 Of the Sunday morning rain

                                 Chorus: It's those magic little moments
                                 You're trying hard to understand
                                 Wondering if it's luck or loving hands

                                 It's blowing off your homework
                                 And putting all the books away
                                 To sit beside the window
                                 And watch the snow accumulate
                                 It's mailing off a letter
                                 When you love to lick the postage stamp
                                 It's your favorite purple sweater
                                 It's the moths under the midnight lamps

                                 Chorus

                                 It's praying to the stained glass
                                 When you don't know what an angel is
                                 It's the memory of a mustache
                                 Of a weathered kind of kiss
                                 And it's going to confession
                                 And telling all the sins you've tried
                                 And the priest is getting angry
                                 At the smile you cannot hide

                                 Chorus

                                 There's so much anger in these streets
                                 So much hanging on your feet
                                 So much sadness in the faces that you meet
                                 And there's all this politics and hate
                                 All these prices that you pay
                                 But all this hope to guide your way

                                 It's the parking lot attendant
                                 Lettin' you go in for free
                                 It's bitin' all your nails off
                                 Instead of losing gracefully
                                 And it's laying on a rowboat
                                 When you're lazy like the summer breeze
                                 And your arm is hanging over
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 So you autograph the sea

                                 Chorus


                                 Let's Roll
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 I've had a number of nights
                                 Just staring at the windows and walls
                                 Long sighs and lonely replies
                                 And imaginary telephone calls
                                 Seems to be to everyone but me
                                 I'm wishing on a star
                                 Lost in a world of fantasy
                                 It only takes you so far
                                 Let's roll

                                 I'm asking you my friend
                                 If you're willing to take me home
                                 Got lots of time to spend
                                 But I'm killing it all alone
                                 Everyone I know they run from the dark
                                 But I've never been afraid of fire
                                 You don't need a match to start this spark
                                 With a hold of my desire
                                 Let's roll

                                 I've seen some things in my day
                                 And repented a time or two
                                 But I blew my chance at judgment day
                                 When I laid eyes on you
                                 Heavens above 'cause I know it ain't love
                                 But I don't really know what it means
                                 When I look down the answers are found
                                 Right in the holes of your jeans

                                 So, tell me right now am I going insane
                                 Will I ever get enough
                                 Twenty-four hours of aches and pains
                                 Is making my day kind of tough
                                 I'll say it right now that three's a crowd
                                 So tell her to hit the road
                                 When the cat's away we're gonna be at play
                                 And nobody has to know


                                 A Thousand Girls
                                 (Christine Kane/Lee Baby Sims Music/ASCAP/1997)
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 Late nights in strange rooms
                                 Cheap wine and cartoons
                                 And city lights below me
                                 I got all this time
                                 I got you on the line
                                 But somehow I'm still lonely

                                 Well, I made my mess
                                 Lost my courage, my kindness
                                 'Cause everything just ended
                                 And I pray to God
                                 'Cause I'm wiped out and I'm tired
                                 And I'm old enough to be mended
                                 And all in all, this is just a Friday night in one lifetime
                                 And even though I try, I'm on the wrong side tonight
                                 All alone, thinking there's a thousand girls who are just like me

                                 When it's half-past midnight
                                 Strangers in streetlights
                                 Will put you off with their glances
                                 And it's smart to ask
                                 Just when we get too cool to laugh
                                 And when we start building fences

                                 And all in all, this is just a Friday night in one lifetime
                                 And even though I love, I'm on the wrong side of the light
                                 All alone, thinking there's a thousand girls who are just like me

                                 Well, I'm allright I guess
                                 I could use a little rest
                                 And a gentle voice to console me
                                 Someone might want to be my friend tonight
                                 And then again, someone else might want to just hold me

                                 Chorus


                                 Made of Steel
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 Someone pull the sun down
                                 Somebody raise the moon
                                 I can feel the night reach out
                                 Like some nights just seem to do
                                 Never mind the laws and rules, yea
                                 Never mind the past, that's right
                                 I've been a grieving fool
                                 But I'm made of steel tonight

                                 Southern nights soft and lazy
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 Southern boys who talk just right
                                 Leave it up to me and I'll take you
                                 Somewhere just you and I
                                 Or you can round up all your reasons
                                 Tell me that my plan's all wrong
                                 Say you're on the path to Jesus
                                 But I'll bet he'd come along

                                 As for me I've had my demons
                                 Beatin' down my own back door
                                 Breakin' bad and talking mean
                                 They'll wait for me for sure
                                 But I propose we let them in
                                 Sit 'em down and raise a toast
                                 Get 'em drunk and leave those demons
                                 Refuse to be the host

                                 Some dreams sometimes move on
                                 But no dream is lost for long

                                 Some angels fall from stars
                                 But those angels are not ours

                                 Moon's up, time is fleeting
                                 Be that the way it is
                                 I believe a girl like me
                                 Can still learn how to live
                                 And I'll be brave, I'll be here
                                 So come on and hold me tight
                                 There will be no sighs or tears
                                 Cuz I'm made of steel tonight


                                 Crack of Blue
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 There's a crack of blue in an all grey sky
                                 There's a flock of birds and I wave good-bye
                                 And all the leaves around have changed their colors
                                 I kind of like the fall, but I really hate the winter

                                 And after work the boys all meet at Joe's garage
                                 Talkin' bout the rebuilt engine in some old Dodge
                                 Joe's a northern boy, but folks still respect him
                                 He lets every single car get by the state inspection

                                 Driving on, this road is long, it's like loneliness
                                 There's a big white house, it's my favorite
                                 It makes me think that there's such thing as perfect
                                 Makes me think of all the dreams still to come yet
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics


                                 There's a crack of white in the sky so soon
                                 And I recall a song about a harvest moon
                                 That I learned back when I was a second grader
                                 When we'd sit and cut out pumpkins from construction paper

                                 Back at home with my book half-read
                                 My cat and me are sprawled out on my bed
                                 The sun goes down, it's time to feed her
                                 I wish I had a fireplace instead of a heater

                                 Something here will find me
                                 Some voice right behind me
                                 Somehow will remind me of this time last year

                                 There's a smack of cold on a night like this
                                 There's a big white breath in October's kiss
                                 Used to be, it all made me sad somehow
                                 But I'll tell you what, it ain't so bad now


                                 Southern Girl
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 I've never been to Texas
                                 Never been to Ohio
                                 Never really thought about it
                                 Never cared to go
                                 I thought I'd end up in the North
                                 In some apartment downtown
                                 But I'm living here in Carolina
                                 Guess I'm a Southern Girl now

                                 Now the lady down the street
                                 She got a hundred thousand dogs
                                 They're just about the ugliest of things
                                 You ever saw
                                 They crap right in the road
                                 And then they chase me in my car
                                 And when there's nothing else to do
                                 I watch them humping in the yard

                                 Cuz I'm a Southern Girl now
                                 Yes I'm a Southern Girl now

                                 I go to the diner
                                 where the waitress calls me "Hon"
                                 And the vegetable is macaroni
                                 And it's overdone
                                 Just load me full of sweet tea
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 Til my body starts to shake
                                 And I won't even ask
                                 What is a Chicken Fried Steak

                                 Cuz I'm a Southern Girl now
                                 Yes I'm a Southern Girl now

                                 Well, yes I'll play you "Freebird"
                                 It's a sacred holy hymn
                                 Your rebel flag is lovely
                                 And the south will rise again
                                 That woman on your mudflaps
                                 In her silver silhouette
                                 My friends and I agree
                                 Our breasts look just like that

                                 Now, feminism isn't gonna
                                 Make it big out here
                                 So all you little ladies
                                 Get this message loud and clear
                                 It says right in the bible
                                 It's your husband you obey
                                 And you'll call it "family values"
                                 When he joins the kkk

                                 Cuz you're a Southern Girl now
                                 Yes you're a Southern Girl now

                                 Well, yes I'll play you "Freebird"
                                 And I'll let you sing a part
                                 And I love Jesse Helms
                                 With all my Ache-y Break-y Heart
                                 Those ten foot tires on your truck
                                 Well mister they are huge
                                 The car you drive is so endowed
                                 I guess you must be too

                                 (Asheville version:
                                 Those ten foot tires on your truck
                                 Will give us quite a view
                                 When we go back and forth and back and forth and back and forth...
                                 On Patton Avenue)

                                 I guess you sense my sarcasm
                                 I guess I'll tell you true
                                 I think your truck is ugly
                                 I think Jesse Helms is too
                                 And I have eaten grits
                                 Although they taste like styrofoam
                                 And it has been suggested
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 That I "might-could go on home"

                                 But I'm a Southern Girl now
                                 Yes I'm a Southern Girl now


                                 Tucson
                                 (Christine Kane/Lee Baby Sims Music/ASCAP/1997)

                                 Way out west a girl could lose her given sense
                                 In all the truth that old desert sky can tell
                                 That horizon's just too much for me
                                 But if I could count infinity, I'd know the desert well

                                 These days I chalk it up to restlessness
                                 You loved my loneliness I loved your smile
                                 We put the wild in the wilderness
                                 Made turquoise into timelessness in every dusty mile

                                 Maybe we played with fire
                                 Maybe it made me wiser, but
                                 I should've left you in Tucson

                                 There's no replacement for your innocence
                                 When you leave it up to circumstance
                                 To toss you where it will

                                 And so you led me on
                                 And so I went along
                                 Now open space ain't nothing I can fill

                                 Maybe we played with fire
                                 Maybe it made me wiser, but
                                 I shouldve left you in Tucson

                                 After you disappeared in Phoenix
                                 Not even blazing summer days
                                 Could keep my body warm

                                 I have no doubt you found serenity
                                 Or turned some woman's fantasy
                                 Into a rising storm

                                 Maybe it's all behind me
                                 Maybe it still reminds me that
                                 I should've left you in Tucson

                                 And now I've been so long away
                                 Two months, a day, and seven years
                                 But I won't go back to Arizona
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics

                                 I still have battles with this emptiness
                                 You'd call it uselessness
                                 I call it noise

                                 I found a city where the rainy season's overdone
                                 There ain't no dust
                                 There ain't no damn turquoise

                                 Maybe the pain's subsided
                                 Maybe the rain can hide it, but
                                 I should've left you in Tucson


                                 (You Don't Have to) Say Goodnight
                                 (Christine Kane)

                                 As long as there are high hopes
                                 Every vow will make you say
                                 Together you will be
                                 Til eternity
                                 But sometimes there are low notes
                                 And all those heavy expectations
                                 Offer no reprieve
                                 Now it's your turn to grieve 'cause

                                 Someone stole your kingdom
                                 No one left the light on
                                 You don't want to say goodnight

                                 No one wants to grow old
                                 Years go flying by you
                                 While you barely catch your breath
                                 Scares you half to death 'cause
                                 All the things you should know
                                 Like making love and staying home
                                 Remain a mystery
                                 Threw you off your feet, now

                                 You have lost your kingdom
                                 No one left the light on
                                 You don't want to say goodnight

                                 There's demons and there's dancers
                                 Haunting all your dreams at night
                                 You're worn out when you wake
                                 Darlin' it's okay
                                 Well I'm not one for answers
                                 I don't know the first thing about
                                 Finding lost belief
                                 But I'm right here at your sleeve, come
Christine Kane - Live – Lyrics


                                               We'll rebuild your kingdom
                                               I have left my light on
                                               You don't have to say goodnight
                                               You don't have to say goodnight
                                               You don't have to say goodnight




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