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Call Me Home (2000) | Buy it here

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1) Disco Ball Heart
2) August
3) Fall or Fly
4) Violently
5) Nothing Else
6) Come Close
7) Fine
8) Call Me Home
9) Black Wool Dress
10) Emma

Disco Ball Heart
(carey/cangemi)

I may have been raised on simple taste
But I was all lace and sequins
And neon sachets across the floor
Oh I lived in luxury
Changed my pennies to cubic zirconias
Yeah, but man did I look good

Most of us grow out of this
Before it's too late
We choke back sensibility
Like the liver on our plates
In hopes of just one taste
Of the sweetness that awaits
The sweetness that awaits

I'm a little more sedate in my old age
Hid the glitter so well I lost it
Left my Las Vegas ambitions behind
But never be fooled by the black
Underneath all this simplicity
Spins a disco ball heart
I got me a disco

I guess I should grow out of this
Before it's too late
Choke back sensibility
Like the liver on my plate
In hopes of just one taste
Of the sweetness that awaits
The sweetness that awaits

Me, I want desert first
And a butterscotch baby
To hold me tight
I want a life-size
Chocolate version of you
I'm praying with all of my might
I'll wake up this'll still be true
I'll wake up this'll still be true

I guess it makes sense that I chose this
Get to dress up and tell you stories
I'm getting paid to be a kid
I'm getting paid to be a kid

Everyday, everyday, everyday
I write the book
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August
You said it yourself that two Leos
Make for a dangerous combination
But still you chose to stay here
Pleased by the risk
It could be explosive or perfect

But at least we knew our limits
And we know where our edges are
Like we're sleeping on the top bunk
And we'll save ourselves
Before the fall
Before the fall

For two lovely loud Leos
Quite a bit goes unsaid
Except when we're in bed
Like lions we play and we bite
We always love
And we sometimes fight

But at least we knew our limits
And we know where our edges are
Like we're sleeping on the top bunk
And we'll save ourselves
Before the fall
Before the fall

You were smoking
In that chair by the window
Patty's voice was our only clothing
I came to you
And you held my head
In your small hands
Your small hands

But where did our id-governed days go?
With love, food, and more love?
But the voices from the airshaft remind me
Everyone looks good in candlelight
They're right

Borderlines and boundaries
We spent four months
Building an unbreachable wall
Then we managed to dissolve it
In a mere moment of unwelcome strength

But at least we knew our limits
And we know where our edges are
Like we're sleeping on the top bunk
And we'll save ourselves
Before the fall
Before the fall
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Fall or Fly
(carey/cangemi)

Here's what you have to do
You gotta coat yourself in steel
Whatever you do, don't be fooled
The danger is real

Now wrap your hands
Around the wire
Start making your way across
But pace yourself
You're gonna get tired
You'll probably get lost

'Cause I'm mean
When you need me to be kind
And you reach for me
When I'm safest left alone
And I dwell
While you leave it all behind

So don't look down, no
It's all in your head, baby
It's about time you decide
If you're gonna fall or fly

And when your hands start to shake
And I promise you they will
And when the line
Threatens to break
You gotta be willing to be killed

'Cause I'm mean
When you need me to be kind
And you reach for me
When I'm safest left alone
And I dwell
While you leave it all behind

So don't look down, no
It's all in your head, baby
It's about time you decide
If you're gonna fall or fly
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Violently
No, no I can't be trusted
Driving out here alone
With these thoughts
'Cause my brakes are busted
And the engine's shot

The heat serves to keep you soft
So I can mold you
And you won't crack
But I don't know how to
Turn this thing off
And I don't think I can take it back
No I don't think I can take it back

I'll just make you braver
Than you are
I will paint your eyes
A prettier green
I will watch you fall
Violently for me

I took you to bed with authority
I replay that kiss by the hotel desk
'Til the tape just melts
Runs all over me
And we're in the same sticky mess

Maybe it's not you that I need
Maybe just your picture is enough
Maybe you're as mine
As you're ever gonna be
And maybe that's all I need of love
Yeah, maybe that's all I needed

'Cause I can make you
Braver than you are
I will paint your eyes
A prettier green
I will watch you fall
Violently
Violently
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Nothing Else
There's plastic on your
living room furniture
Tthere's that brand new black sports car You never drive
You say I make love look easy
And that's cause it is
When you get down to it
There's really nothing else

You got that shiny red heart
In your chest
Your little boy intentions are
Laced with gold
But what's the use of that big heart
If you can't make it go?
It may look so pretty
But there's really nothing else

Make it go
Make it go
Make it go

I don't know where to put you
So I think I'll find a soft place
And I'll set you down
I think I'm done carrying this weight
That's me and you
It's not what I want to do
but there's really nothing else

Letting go of you is like
Pullling off a bandage
Of an old wound that healed so long ago
You better make it quick
Cuz these things tend to stick
Yeah, they do
It'll hurt for a moment
Then you'll feel nothing else

Make it go
Make it go
Make it go
Make it go
Make it go

Maybe I'm ready to love something real
Something that might even talk back
Music has the ability to heal me
It even takes away pain
But something tells me
I need more than that
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Come Close
(carey/cangemi)

I can be a very good girl
Just not when it
comes to things like this
You think I'm gonna let you
rock my world
With just one kiss
One really good kiss

We could stand here
Til' I say let's go
But you say wait
But I don't wanna put my heart
Through the windshield
Just to watch it break

We try to stop
As if we can
We know we gotta, know we gotta
Cool this warming trend
I guess our little hands
Had other plans
We make the rules
And then they just bend them

I'm all right
I made it out alive all alone
Then you run me off the road
I don't even come close to minding
I don't even come close to minding

I'm up to my eyes or out the door
I never do anything half way
So we're gonna do this
thing your way
I'll do my best to not want more

And I don't mean to flatter myself
But everything I touch turns to shit
If there's one thing that I do well
That would probably be it

I'm all right
I made it out alive all alone
Then you run me off the road
I don't even come close to minding
I don't even come close to minding
I don't even come close to minding
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Fine
What I wouldn't give to give you
The benefit of the doubt
What I wanna ask, I'll ask you
You don't have to answer right now
'Cause what I need to know
I already know

Is that you painted the house
A nice clean shade of white
And you just let her go
As long as the neighbors
Think everything's fine

Honestly it makes perfect sense
I must get this from you too
'Cause order is my greatest defense
Against the blues

Oh I just paint them white
Keep every last line straight
Keep every angle right
As long as my friends
Think everything's fine
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Call Me Home
(carey/cangemi)

It's far too perfect an end
Aren't I supposed to learn to bend
In all kinds of unnatural ways?
You've already seen me at my best
Oh my god
You've seen me undressed
So much for mystery

And on the count of ten
Swear you'll tell me the truth
Is there a minefield under you too?
And do you wanna run to the nearest Telephone booth
And call me?

'Cause it's not like I don't know you
And I don't wanna throw you
But it's damn near impossible
To meet your gaze
And the silence just isn't the same
It only feeds the flame
And steers us clear of the blaze

'Cause I've always tied myself to the Deadest driest trees
And I've been known
To strike a match
And now I'm screaming
Like bloody hell to be set free
And all you have to do boy is catch

Catch my drift
Drift to me
The only mystery
Is what your answer will be

The real mystery is why
I just won't accept the truth
That I've been resenting red
For not being blue
Like I've been resenting him
For not being you
And not calling me home
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Black Wool Dress
They did their best
To pull my arms
Through the sleeves
Of my black wool dress
In this ungodly heat

They led me down the hall
We passed your room on the way
I found the place
You'd taken your crayons to the wall
And I could still hear me saying

I am your mother
why won't you listen to me?
Be like your brother
come here and sit by me

I am bombarded by smiles
Launched by faces I don't know
And they hover for a while
And I'm grateful when they go

They'll drift back to their lives
They'll change out of these clothes
Husbands will cling to their wives
In the night
And they'll hold their children too close

And pray that
they're not the mother
To be the last one to leave
Let it be any other, anyone but me
'Cause I am that mother
why won't you listen to me?
Be like your brother
come here and comfort me
'Cause am your mother
And it should have been me
It should have been me
It should have been me
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