Late Morning Lullaby

(Written by Brandi Carlile)


As soon as my eyes shut the slide show begins

Yesterday is gone and panic sets in

With a weight upon my chest

and a ghost upon my back

And the numbing sensation of everything

I lack that leaves me

Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming

Your real world away


Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes, lie

Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes, cry

Late morning lullaby


The first sign of morning is gray

and alarming

It's so disappointing the day has come so soon

While the rest of the world

greets the day and feels new

I will push it away just like

I always do, I will be

Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming

Your real world away


Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes, lie

Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes, cry

Late morning lullaby

Late morning lullaby


I would darken my windows so I can fall asleep

While the critics frown down on the hours

I keep that leave me

Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming

Your real world away




The Story

(written by Phil Hanseroth)


All of these lines across my face

Tell you the story of who I am

So many stories of where I've been

And how I got to where I am

But these stories don't mean anything

When you've got no one

to tell them to

It's true, I was made for you


I climbed across the mountain tops

Swam all across the ocean blue

I crossed all the lines

and I broke all the rules

But baby I broke them all for you

Because even when I was flat broke

You made me feel like a million bucks

You do

I was made for you


You see the smile that 's on my mouth

It's hiding the words

that don't come out

All of my friends who think

I am blessed

They don't know my head is a mess

No they don't know who I really am

And they don't know what

I've been through like you do

And I was made for you...


All of these lines across my face

Tell you the story of who I am

So many stories of where I've been

And how I got to where I am

But these stories don't mean anything

When you've got no one

to tell them to

It's true...I was made for you


Turpentine

(written by Brandi Carlile)


I watch you grow away from me

in photographs

And memories like spies

And salt betrays my eyes again

I started losing sleep

and gaining weight

And wishing I was ten again

So I could be your friend again


These days we go to waste like wine

That's turned to turpentine

It's six AM and I'm all messed up

I didn't mean to waste your time

So I'll fall back in line

But I'm warning you we're growing up


I heard you found some

pretty words to say

You found your little game to play

and there's no one allowed in

Then just when we believed

we could be great

Reality it permeates

And conquers from within again


These days we go to waste like wine

That's turned to turpentine

It's six AM and I'm all messed up

I didn't mean to waste your time

So I'll fall back in line

But I'm warning you we're growing up

We're OK I know we're OK


But these days we go to waste like wine

That's turned to turpentine

It's six AM and I'm all messed up

I didn't mean to waste your time

So I'll fall back in line

But I'm warning you we're growing up

My Song

(written by Brandi Carlile)


Everything I do surrounds these pieces of my life that often change

Or maybe I've changed

Sometimes seeming happy can be self-destructive even when your sane

Or you're insane

Don't bother waking me today


Here I am, I'm so young

I know I've been bitter, I've been jaded, I'm alone

Every day I bite my tongue

If you only knew my mind

was full of razors

To cut you like a word if only sung

But this is My Song, it's My Song


I live every day like there'll never be a last one till they're gone

And they're gone

But I'm too proud to beg for your attention and your friendship

and your time

So you can come and get it

from now on


Here I am, I'm so young

I know I've been bitter

I've been jaded, I'm alone

Every day I bite my tongue

If you only knew my mind

was full of razors

To cut you like a word if only sung

But this is My Song. It's My Song


Here I am, I'm so young

I know I've been bitter, I've been jaded, I'm alone

Every day I bite my tongue

If you only knew my mind

was full of razors


I'm not sure I can take it

I have nothing strong to hold to

I'm way too old to hate you

My mind is full of razors

To cut you like a word if only sung

But this is My Song

Wasted

(written by Brandi Carlile)

 

If you had eyes like golden crowns and diamonds in your fingertips you'd waste it

If shining wisdom passed your lips and traveled to the ears of god you'd waste it

And so I hate that your overrated most revered and celebrated cause you're wasted


Then again it's good to get a call

Now and then just to say hello

Have I said I hate to see you go...hate to see you go


Every time you close a door and nothing opens in its place you've wasted

And when you speak the words you know to those who know the words themselves you're wasted,

You're such a classic waste of cool, so afraid to break the rules in all the wrong places


Then again it's good to get a call

Now and then just to say hello

Have I said how

I hate to see you go

I hate to see you go






















Have You Ever

(written by Phil Hanseroth)


Have you ever wandered lonely

through the woods?

And everything there feels

just as it should

You're part of the life there

You're part of something good

If you've ever wandered lonely through the woods

if you've ever wandered lonlely through the woods


Have you ever stared

into a starry sky?

Lying on your back you're asking why

What's the purpose

I wonder who am I

If you've ever stared into a starry sky

Have you ever stared

into a starry sky


Have you ever been out walking

in the snow?

Tried to get back to where

you were before

You always end up not

knowing where to go

If you've ever been out walking

in the snow

If you'd ever been out walking

you would know



















Josephine

(written by Tim Hanseroth/Brandi Carlile)


Take me back Josephine

To that cold and dark December

I am missing someone but I don't know who

Now I'm standing alone and I'm trying to remember

Sometimes I wonder how I ever started loving you


Noontime wind can you blow

For me one mroe time

And take me on back to the start

Where the midnight moon

shines so bright

Nearly pulled us up to Heaven

By the strings of our heart


Take me back Josephine

To that cold and dark December

I am missing someone but

I don't know who

Now I'm standing alone and I'm trying to remember

Sometimes I wonder how I ever started loving you


Morning sun shine on me

Come light inside my window

And rest on my brow

Kiss my eyes when I sleep

And carry me back home

If my dreams will allow


Take me back Josephine

To that cold and dark December

I am missing someone but I don't know who

Now I'm standing alone and I'm trying to remember

Sometimes I wonder how I ever started loving you


Take me back Josephine

To that cold and dark December

I am missing someone but

I don't know who

Now I'm standing alone and I'm trying to remember

Sometimes I wonder how I ever started loving you

Someone help me understand why I'm still loving you

Losing Heart

(written by PH/TH/BC)


I don't mind

If my heart don't beat and

the sun don't shine

They'll get theirs

You'll get yours and I'll get mine

It used to be that

everything was easy

Now it's lost and nobody believes me


Am I losing heart

Have I frozen it, oh yeah

Am I pushing too hard

Have I started to forget


I'm alright


Am I made of steel

Am I locked up tight

I'm human

But I'm wide awake and afraid to fight

It used to take nothing to amaze me

But now I'm older and

it doesn't even phase me


Am I losing heart

Have I frozen it, oh yeah

Am I pushing too hard

Have I started to forget


It used to be that

everything was easy

Now it's lost and nobody belives me


Am I losing heart

Have I frozen it, oh yeah

Am I pushing too hard

Have I started to forget
















Cannonball

(written by Brandi Carlile)

 

I was born when I met you

Now I'm dying to forget you

And that is what I know

Though I dreamed I would fall

Like a wounded cannonball

Sinking down with my heart in tow


Bright lights like white lightning

Who shot me down

Who will cut me down

I'm frozen in my bed till the day comes around

How I'm lost

How I'm found


There's a man all alone

Telling me his friends are gone

That they've died and flown away

So I told him he was wrong

That you friends are never gone

If you look to the sky and pray


Bright lights like white lightning

Who shot me down

Who will cut me down

I'm frozen in my bed till the day comes around

How I'm lost

How I'm found


Someone told me a lie

Someone looked me in the eye

And said time will ease your pain

But behold, when you fall

It's that same old cannonball

Coming back for your heart again


Bright lights like white lightning

Who shot me down

Who will cut me down

I'm frozen in my bed till the day comes around

And it may come around

Until the day comes around

How I'm lost

How I'm found


I was born when I met you

Now I'm dying to forget you

And that is what I know



Until I Die

(written by Brandi Carlile)


Hey there what's that in your sky

With all the pretty lights

You think I can get that high?


Hey you man, where's your motivation

And why the celebration

You've gotten nothing done here


You wanna live until you

Die alone and will

Fly alone and will

I'm not so far below

I live beneath your sky

With tainted eyes,

I've made my mind

To live until I die


Run run run catch me if you

can can can

Come and hold my hand and

I'll be your biggest fan

Followers living in

your hollow words

I have seen your nine to fives

Wash away your dreams


You wanna live until you

Die alone and will

Fly alone and will

I'm not so far below

I live beneath your sky

With tainted eyes,

I've made my mind

To live until I die



























Shadow on the Wall

(written by Tim Hanseroth/Brandi Carlile)


Gone, it's hard for me to see

when I'm wrong

It's hard for me to weep

when I'm strong

But I could never sleep

when you're gone


Oh but still

If you were gonna crucify me

I wouldn't want nobody to see

'Cause you could kick me hard

when I'm down

Down, down, down


I don't want to be nobody's fool

I've played that part so

many times before


How I long to be

A shadow on the wall

I would make no sound at all

And when the sun goes down

A  shadow on the wall

cannot be seen at all

At all


Old friend, it's not that you would mess with my head

I believe that you believe

what you said

You think you know me best

and you care

But that's not fair!

'Cause I don't really want to be safe

It must have been the way

I was raised

Sleep with one eye open I'd say

Hey hey hey


I don't wanna be nobody's fool

I've played that part

so many times before

How I long to be

A shadow on the wall

I would make no sound at all

And when the sun goes down

The shadow on the wall

It cannot be seen at all

At all


Oh, how long to be

A shadow on the wall

I would make no sound at all

At all







Again Today

(written by Tim Hanseroth/Brandi Carlile)


Broken sticks and broken stones

Will turn to dust just like our bones

It's words that hurt the most now isn't it

Are you sad inside, are you home alone

If I could just pick up the phone

Maybe you could see a better day

And you won't waste away

under my watchful eye

Because I'm your hero and you're my weakness


Who's gonna break my fall

When the spinning starts

The colors bleed together and fade

Was it ever there at all

Or have I lost my way

The path of least resistance

Is catching up with me again today


I'm broken down, not good enough

The broken promises add up

To twice their weight in tears which I have caused


I'm afraid to sink, I'm afraid to swim

I'm sad to say I miss my friends

I know that I'm supposed to step away

But they need me to stay and keep a watchful eye

On all my heroes and all their demons


But who's gonna break my fall

When the spinning starts

The colors bleed together and fade

Was it ever there at all

Or have I lost my way

The path of least resistance

Is catching up with me again

Not today

Not today


Was it ever there at all

And have I lost my way

The path of least resistance

Is catching up with me again today


Broken sticks and broken stones

Will turn to dust just like our bones again today

I'm broken down

Not good enough

The broken promises add up again today


Was it ever there at all

And have I lost my way

The path of least resistance

Is catching up with me again today

Again today