Give Up The Ghost



Looking Out

(written by Brandi Carlile)


I went out looking for the answers

And never left my town

I'm no good at understanding

But I'm good at standing ground


And when I asked the corner preacher

I couldn't hear him for my youth

Some people get religion

Some people get the truth

I never get the truth


I know the darkness pulls on you

But it's just a point of view

When you're outside looking in

You belong to someone

And when you feel like going in

And the coming of the end

Like your heart could break in two

Someone loves you


I laid a suitcase on my chest

So I could feel sombody's weight

And I laid you to rest

Just to feel the give and take


I've got a new interpretation

And it's a better point of view

While you were looking for a landslide

I was looking out for you

I was looking out for you

Someone's looking out for you


I'm afraid of crossing lines

I'm afraid of flying blind

Afraid of inquiring minds

Afraid of being left behind


I close my eyes I think of you

I take a step I think of you

I catch my breath I think of you

I cannot rest I think of you


My one and only wrecking ball

And you're crashing through my walls

When you're outside looking in

You belong to someone

And when you feel like giving in

And the coming of the end

Like your heart could break in two

Someone loves you



Dying Day

(written by Tim Hanseroth)


I left home a long long time ago

In a tin can for the road

With a suitcase and some songs

Chasing miles through the night time

Making tracks with no time for looking back

To the place where I belong


How these days grow long

But I'm on my way back home

It's been hard to be away

How I miss you and I just want to kiss you

And I'm gonna love you 'til my dyin day

How these days grow long


When you're sad, you know I wish

I could be there

To make your sorrows disappear

And set your troubles free

It's not fair for me to be this far from you

But I promise to stay true

Wherever I might be


Time keeps burning, the wheels keep on turnin'

Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my days

How I miss you and I just want to kiss you

And I'm gonna love you 'til my dyin day

How these days grow long


And now I'm lost in a sea of sunken dreams

While the sound of drunken screams

Echos in the night

But I know all of this will come to pass

And I will be with you at last

Forever by your side


How these days grow long

But I'm on my way back home

It's been hard to be away

How I miss you and I just want to kiss you

And I'm gonna love you 'til my dyin day


Time keeps burnin', the wheels keep on turnin'

Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my days

How I miss you and I just want to kiss you

And I'm gonna love you 'til my dyin day

How these days grow long


Time keeps burnin' on

How these days grow long

Pride and Joy

(written by Brandi Carlile)


The time of day I can't recall

The kind of thing that takes it toll

Over years of over time

Over smiles and over wine

All in all it wasn't bad

All in all it wasn't good

But I still care


That's the problem with the days

They're never long enough to say

What it is you never said

All the books you never read

Throw myself into the wind

Hopin' somebody might pick me up

And carry me again


Where are you now

Do I let you down

Do you make me grieve for you

Do I make you proud

Do you get me now

Am I your pride and joy


I believe this to be true

It's nothing sacred, nothing new

No one tells you when it's time

There are no warnings, only signs

Then you know that you're alone

Not a child anymore but you're still scared


All your mountains turn to rocks

All your oceans turn to drops

They are nothing like you thought

You can't be something you are not

Life is not a looking glass

Don't get tangled in your past

Like I am learning not to


Where are you now

Do you let me down

Do you make me grieve for you

Do I make you proud

Do you get me now

Am I your pride and joy








Dreams

(written by Brandi Carlile, Tim and Phil Hanseroth)


Dreams, I have dreams

When I'm awake, when I'm asleep

And you, you are in my dreams

You're underneath my skin

How am I so weak


And now, in my dreams

I can feel the weight

I could just come clean

I keep it to myself

I know what it means

I can't have you

But I have dreams


How long can you hold your breath

Can you count to ten, can you let it pass

Oh, and keep

Can you keep it in

Keep it behind lashes

Can you make it last


And now, in my dreams

I can feel the weight

I could just come clean

Keep it to myself

I know what it means

I can't have you

But I have dreams

And I have dreams

I have dreams


Mind, can you read my mind

Has it come undone

Am I showing signs


And now, in my dreams

I can feel the weight

I coul just come clean

Keep it to yourself

I know what it means

I can't have you

But I have dreams


And I have dreams

I have, I have

I have dreams

























That Year

(written by Brandi Carlile)


I must have been sleeping

I must have been drinking

I haven't been dreaming about you for years

There was a sharp turn and a sunburn

I was too cool for high schoool that year

That year


It must have been New Year's

No one invited you, you took things too far

But I missed you and your antics

You were lonesome and blue eyed

And so special to us


You should have take a long break

Instead of a long drop from a high place

Ten years I never spoke your name

Now it feels good to say it

You're my friend again


He said he forgave you, I said I hated you

He was the bigger man, I was 16

All the innocence it took for you

To finally make the yearbook that year


You could have taken some time away

Instead of a long drop

Instead of a leap of faith

Ten years I never spoke your name

Now it feels good to say that

You're my friend again

You're my friend again


I was angry, I was a Baptist

I was a daughter, I was wrong





































Caroline

(written by Brandi Carlile, Tim and Phil Hanseroth)


I woke up long after dawn

20 years had come and gone

I know when it changed for me

A day in June you came to me

I've seen through someone else's eyes

With nothin' on the other side

Every motel, every town

Pieces scattered all around


Promises that I can't be

Someone's heart that I can't keep

Day so long I couldn't speak

Roads so rocky I can't sleep

But I've seen things so beautiful

All around this broken world

That pale in comparison to you


Caroline, I'm on my way back home to you

Can't imagine what I'm goin' through

Without you by my side

It's been a long long time

Oh won't you say a prayer for me

I hope you will remember me

You're always on my mind


I have seen the canyon lands

Crooked lines like in your hands

You'd swear the earth was split in two

I wouldn't lie I promise you that I have seen it

You will too

You could not believe if not for photographs

I took for you, Caroline


They've built towers to the sky

It hurts sometimes to watch them try

They run themselves into the ground

But I know you will love them

And their city lights and their city sounds

There's beauty in the struggle

Anytime I feel it gets me down

I see you smiling


Caroline, I'm on my way back home to you

Can't imagine what I'm goin' through

Without you by my side

It's been a long long time

Oh won't you say a prayer for me

I hope you will remember me

You're always on my mind

My Caroline


Now I have seen things in the sky

Stars and lights and birds and I

I've been rocky mountain high

And told them all about you

Because you are still the only thing

That constantly amazes me

I love the road and I've been blessed

But I love you best


Caroline, I'm on my way back home to you

Can't imagine what I'm goin' through

Without you by my side

It's been a long long time

Oh won't you say a prayer for me

I hope you will remember me

You're always on my mind

My Caroline


Before it Breaks

(written by Brandi Carlile, Tim and Phil Hanseroth)


Around here it's the hardest time of year

Waking up the days are even gone

Will the collar on my coat

Lord help me killing off the cold

Will the rain drop sting my eyes

or keep them closed


But I'm feeling no pain

Only the lonely my quietest friend

Have I the moon light

Have I let you in

Say it ain't so, say I'm happy again


Say it's over, say I'm dreaming

Say I'm better than you left me

Say you're sorry I can take it


Say you'll wait, say you won't

Say you love me, say you don't

I can make my own mistakes

Let it bend before it breaks


I'm alright, don't I always seem to be

Aren't I swinging on the stars

Don't I wear 'em on my sleeves

But when you're looking for a crossroads

It happens everyday

And whichever way you turn

I'm gonna turn the other way


Say it's over, say I'm dreaming

Say I'm better than you left me

Say you're sorry I can take it


Say you'll wait, say you won't

Say you love me, say you don't

I can make my own mistakes

Learn to let it bend before it breaks


Say it's over, say I'm dreaming

Say I'm better than you left me

Say you're sorry I can take it


Say you'll wait, say you won't

Say you love me, say you don't

I can make my own mistakes

Let it bend before it breaks
























I Will

(written by Brandi Carlile)


It's not the end of the world

It's not even over

But it will be soon

I never learn my lesson

I just change my tune

And no one seems to notice

But you will, you will


It's no big deal

But the last thing I think of

when I close my eyes

And the first thing on my mind when I rise

It is a day and you're not really in my life


You can try and you won't find it

where your'e looking

You can't hold it 'til it's putty in your hands

And you can't break a heart that

wasn't even your's to break

You could never be there for me in the end

I will do the right thing

I will, I will, I will

I will, I will, I will


You're not fooling me

I'm not the sort of girl who can't see reason

But It's nothing that a little bit of time won't heal

I know it don't come easy

But I love you, I do


And coming clean means never closing curtains

I just change my scene

Oh but you'll know what I mean

And I will learn throughout my life to never lean on what will bend


I can try and I won't find it where I'm looking

I can't hold it 'til it's putty in my hands

You can't break a heart that wasn't even yours to break

You could never be there for me in the end

And I will do the right

I will, I will, I will

I will, I will, I will


I don't think you ever learned a thing from me

But I'm sure that you want me to learn from you

And you've drawn heavy handed lines around morality

About yourself and I don't share your point of view


It's been time to let you go a thousand times

To never know that it hurts to be the one that you'd regret

I have to say that I am proud to know you

And I'll never be the same because we met

You might not miss this

But I will, I will, I will

I will, I will, I will


I will, I will, I will

I will, I will, I will


If There Was No You

(written by Brandi Carlile and Phil Hanseroth)


When I see myself, I'm seein' you too

As long as I remember it

I'm feeling like I knew that my jokes aren't funny

The truth isn't true, if there was no you

If you were my boat in the deep blue sea

I'd probably sink you down

I know I should have thanked you

for carrying me

But for you I would happily drown


All along your way, the darkest night,

the longest day

I know what to say to make you laugh

And nothing you could do could make me turn my back on you

When you're looking for a fight I'm your man

When you need a friend

You've got my hand

What I really mean

What I'm trying to say

Is that I'm counting on you, and you got me too

My secrets aren't safe, I'm singing out of tune

If there was no you, if there was no you

All along your way, the darkest night,

the longest day

I know what to say to make you laugh

And nothing you could do

could make me turn my back on you

When your lookin' for a fight, I'm your man


When you need a friend

You got my hand

When you need a friend

You got my hand

You got my hand

































Touching the Ground

(written by Tim Hanseroth)


I swear when we touched, I saw heaven in your eyes

And jewel studded clouds floating in your skies

Seas of blue and fields of green

Lookin' like you feel out of someone's dreams

Why, do my troubles turn true

Whenever I rest my eyes on you

Why, must my heartache be found

Wherever your feet are touching the ground


You could sing and army of angels to sleep

With songs that could cause the devil to weep

You hold me so sweet when the day is done

Enough to make you wonder where we all come from


Why, do my troubles turn true

Whenever I rest my eyse on you

Why must my heartache be found

Wherever your feet are touching the ground

And now those eyes are filled with rain

Bringing me misery, giving me pain

Curse these shackles that you put on me

And blessed be the day that you set me free

Why, do my troubles turn true

Whenever I rest my eyes on you

Why, must my heartache be found

Wherever your feet are touching the ground







Oh Dear

(written by Brandi Carlile and Phil Hanseroth)


Oh dear, out here

Everybody stumbles on fear

Who cares if we're scared

Everyone is on their own


It's only you that my heart desires

Only you alone can know my pain

All along you were sitting there

Folding pages for your paper chain


No you can cut me free

Forever say goodbye

Or we'll be holding hands and go on

Together you and I forever


Heartbreaks, mistakes

Catching up to me in old ways

I've know of hard days

And my share of lonely nights


It's only you that my heart desires

Only you alone can break my fall

I pace the floor and I wish for more

While you were dreamin' with your paper dolls


Now you can cut me free

So when it all unfolds

We'll be holding hands and go on

Together you and I forever


Poor dear, out here

Everybody stumbles on fear

Who cares if you're scared

Everyone is on their own

Oh dear