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The Falling Places (1998) | Buy it here

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1) Margaret
2) Accidental Poet
3) I Never Thought I'd Say This...
4) Ride to Brooklyn
5) The Middle
6) Everyone I Know
7) In My Bed
8) Lean Into Me
9) Sheperd Moon
10) If I Were You

Margaret
Hearing her voice
was like hearing the future
So I covered my ears
'Cause I didn't want to hear her
And just the same her words
Come spilling out of my mouth

Looking at her is like
Looking in the mirror
So I closed my eyes
'Cause I didn't want to see her
And just the same
My body moves with hers

You see I wanted to go down
Where the water would wash it away
Where I could make my own tracks
You are your mother's daughter they say And I say
Tell me something I don't know

See she'd done some things
I didn't want to repeat
So I thought if I closed her out
I'd come away clean
So I told her my worries
That I'd marry twice
And never learn to love right
And she said what you have learned
From me is your self respect
What I hope you've learned
Is when to leave a burning building

You see I wanted to go down
Where the water would wash it away
Where I could make my own tracks
You are your mother's daughter they say And I say
Tell me something I don't know

So the card said
"I have news for you
You aren't me and I'm not you
Just 'cause we lose things
And we tell the truth
It doesn't mean anything
'Cause above all
You have always been you"

Now I only hope
That one day I can fill her shoes
And I'll be who I'll be
By using her tools
She knew what would hurt her
So she chose to move on
Life is too short, she said
To love Mr. Wrong
He's wrong

She wanted to go down
Where the water would wash it away
Where she could make her own tracks
You are your mother's daughter they say And I say
Now I say, I say thank you
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Accidental Poet
As usual
The door is secured
With a muted click
And a closing of the eyes

Finally we face each other
Bodies sterile for the rites
Soon she folds me in
With Coca-Cola eyes
And the never-ending everywhere kiss

She's always pure in love, in anger
She's a poet although accidentally
She said it's like tasting fire or kissing god
Kissing god

So alive
Curled in her secret corner
I drink the different tears
And afterwards asleep
her breath a low whistle
I listen long and breathe deep

She's always pure in love, in anger
She's a poet although accidentally
She said it's like tasting fire or kissing god
Kissing god

Then harsh light invades
We linger and linger
'Til our growling middles
Force us to rise

Like mischievous children
We clean up our mess
And we dress quickly
Sneaking one last
Gorgeous glimpse

She's always pure in love, in anger
She's a poet although accidentally
She said it's like tasting fire or kissing god
Kissing god
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I Never Thought I'd Say This...
After 20 years and 3,000 miles
I've finally found my home
And now I live in legends of
Days gone by
Amongst the crumbling
Glories of Rome

And now I find myself
Speaking in foreign tongues
Of future love and wedded bliss
Even though I swore
I'd never be among the ones
Who spoke of things like this

But now you're standing
Right in front of me
In all of your purity and grace
And though they all told me
It would be this way
I have not the strength to face that

Somehow after all who came before
I still believe in true love
And if you kiss my forehead
One more time
I think I'll have to marry you

So we've got a year
In which to tell this tale
Of a love that could not be
And harsh reality is more on my trail
With every passing week

And oh my love
Have you heard of little Italy?
It's in the city where I thrive
We could find humble refuge there
And keep this love alive

But somewhere in between
Lies Ireland
Sown with my roots and your dreams
And we'd let the great green
Swallow us so willingly
So willingly because

Somehow after all who came before
I still believe in true love
And if you kiss my forehead
One more time
I think I'll have to marry you

Do you remember that perfect day?
It was that once-in-a-lifetime kind
We didn't even care
When the old man walked by
And heaven was that hillside

You know it's strange
But I can see us
When we're old and gray
But happy with our lives
We'll interrupt our talk of Sascha
With shared contented sighs

But who are you to make me
Think these thoughts?
You know this isn't like me
It goes against all
That I've been taught
But I'll try hard
And I'll try hard
And I'll try hard
To let it be

Somehow after all who came before
I still believe in true love
And if you kiss my forehead
One more time
I think I'll have to marry you
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Ride to Brooklyn
Spin me a song now as we travel
The worm trails of this town
As suddenly my sanity unravels
And the clock is counting down

While my hands
Your tarantula hands
Lie knotted up like Christmas lights
Like they're the only ones
Who can understand
How to make this wrong right

'Cause the ride
Won't ever be long enough
And I won't ever be tough enough
And I think I've
Already seen enough
To make me run

Write me a song now as we speak
And I'm pouring this
Nausea into rhyme
All that's showing
Is my cranky streak
And my ugly pantomime

I don't know what to
Throw your way
A hundred I love you's
Or hardly a glance
'Cause I can't afford
The price I'd pay
If I gave this thing half a chance

'Cause the ride
Won't ever be long enough
And I won't ever be tough enough
(I think I love you just enough)
To make me run
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The Middle
Miles from ecstatic
Years from depressed
Across the board content
A step below dramatic
Nowhere near repressed
Sometimes I just need to vent

I've got an understated chest
And an exaggerated ass
But with the right clothes
I manage to balance out
One part prudish
Three parts crass
Sometimes these words just slip out

But I like the view
From where I stand
From up here
I can see both sides
And the middle
Is a little like no man's land
But it's a pretty nice place to hide

I can be funny when I talk
And too damn serious when I sing
I wish I could just lighten up
I'm go-with-the-flow
But obsess over every little thing
I wish my head would just shut up

I lose my heart
Without looking down
They could be
Sarah, Chloe, or Clyde
And I suspect the question's
Been going around
As to whether I'll ever decide

But there's more than
One single facet to my face
I've got infinite schizophrenic sides
The middle is a little like
Wide open space
Like the time in between the tides

You might as well brand
a big fat "M" on my chest
'Cause I'll never be
A woman of extremes
I've never been the worst
And I'll never be the best
But that'll never stop
Me or my dreams

So go on, go ahead
Put me to the test
I wouldn't be
The first or last to lose
'Cause falling somewhere
In between the worst and the best
Leaves a hell of a lot of
Room to improve

But I like the view
From where I stand
From up here
I can see both sides
And the middle
Is a little like no man's land
But it's a pretty nice place to hide
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Everyone I Know
She's in the rowboat
Tears of laughter flooding her face
She's bailing out her sinking ship
He's on the shore
He's knee deep in the water
Clutching his life preserver
For dear life

She falls in love like
She's going to the market
Embracing each lover
With ready arms
He sleeps alone
Holding out for princess charming
Stuffing his hands in the pockets
Of those old jeans

She thinks that she's
Really living life
And he thinks that
She's reckless and careless
But they've got the same blood
But different ways
Just let it be that way
Just let it be that way

She lays it all out
Right on the table
She ain't got no secrets
He doesn't speak
Unless he's spoken to
And he keeps it all
Close to the vest

She says "I love you" like it's
"Pass the salt, dear"
She makes it known
Before they slip away
He whispers "I love you"
Like it's a four letter word
It's his gift to only one woman

She thinks that she's
Really living life
And he thinks
That she's reckless and careless
They've got the same blood
But different ways
Just let it be that way
Just let it be that way

I know you've walked
Through more life than I
But I've seen some things
In these 20 years
And you can draw me
All the maps of the falling places
But the only way I'll find them
Is if I go there myself
I'll do it myself

Because I know
that I'm really living life
And I know you think that
I'm reckless and careless
But we've got the same blood
But different ways
Just let it be that way
Just let it be that way
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In My Bed
How dare you sleep so soundly
While all I do is turn?
Though I feel your safety surround me
I take so damn long to learn

How is it that you feel so at peace
While all my cells are at war?
Where is that feeling they call release?
What am I so damn worried for?

'Cause anytime now
Sleep will come
And the film will start
In my head
And I'll try my best
To bask in the hum
Of your body
In my bed
In my bed

I've never been the one to turn it all off
And I never wake up last
I've never been the one to call it all off
Say this is just moving too fast

Do you ever get to feeling like this?
Do you know what it means
To be restless?
When everything lies
On that one little kiss
I should just take advantage of this

'Cause anytime now
Sleep will come
And the film will start
In my head
And I'll try my best
To bask in the hum
Of your body
In my bed
In my bed

It never occurs to me
To slow down or lessen the flow
I've even planned my wedding gown
With no lover in tow
And meanwhile
Everything runs aground
And I'm the last one to know
That the way my life likes to go

'Cause anytime now
Sleep will come
And the film will start
In my head
And I'll try my best
To bask in the hum
Of your body
In my bed
In my bed
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Lean Into Me
You can't complain
I warned you about this
That you'd star in a song or two
And you'd get a serenade
In exchange for a kiss
And a handful of those bedroom looks
That only you can do

I can guarantee
This'll make you blush
I can just see your hands
Fly to your face
And there's a lot about your hands
That's a lot like us
But I wouldn't have it
Any other way

So come here bashful
Don't bury your head
Let me have a look at you
Let me lure out the fear
And the dread
That have made
Their home in you
Lean into me
Lean into me

My favorite sport is
Watching you sleep
I like knowing you don't know
I'm there
And anyone could guess
The hours I keep
By the black-circle-bitchiness
The Heidi-gone-acid hair

And it takes a hell of a lot
To distract me
Just try prying my fingers
From my guitar
And the road away from you
Sometimes attracts me
Still I keep finding myself
Where you are

So come here lollipop
Don't wrap your head
Let me have a taste of you
Let me melt away
The black and the red
That have made
Their way through you
Lean into me
Lean into me

As much as I hate to admit I care
I think its frighteningly clear I do
And I think it's safe to say
I'm not going anywhere
I can't seem to do anything
Except stay right here with you

So just come over here
Let me kiss your forehead
Let me believe in you
Let me pick you up
And whisk you off to bed
Though you don't have a clue
Please let's believe you do
Can I relax into
The stream steam of you?
Can I kiss away
All the black and blue?
Can I lean into you?
Can I lean into you?
Can I lean into you?
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Sheperd Moon
We've fallen in love
With distant lands
We've offered it up
With both hands
Though we've left
No frogs unkissed
I think there's something
That we've missed

We've read the self-help shelf
Ten times over
We've worshipped gods
We can't name
And though we've combed the land
For the four leaf clover
We've lost the pieces to the game

We're just looking
For a shepherd moon
That will let us go and just fall in
It won't let us stray or flee too soon
It'll just lead us back home again

We feed our kids
A balanced meal
We talk about
Our feelings
With Supermom still
At the wheel
We're somehow left reeling

Somewhere in that ring of moons
I think something's awaiting us
Something simple
I hope something soon
Something that's gonna redeem us

We're just looking
For a shepherd moon
That will let us go and just fall in
It won't let us stray or flee too soon
It'll just lead us back home again

So no more serving our hearts
On silver platters
No more clinging to
The northern pole
We're finally gathering up
What's been scattered
We pledge allegiance to our souls

We're just looking
For a shepherd moon
That will let us go and just fall in
It won't let us stray or flee too soon
It'll just lead us back home again

Don't give me none of
Your 800 numbers
You can keep your
Money back guarantee
My neuroses just may be
The 8th wonder
But I'm happy to just let it be

Don't sell me none of
Your psychic healing
Real healing doesn't grow on tv
Stop capitalizing on our feelings
Real healing is always free
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If I Were You
I'm not so good at this kind of thing
Too bad this has to be perfect
I'm a decent player
I know how to sing
But damn, damn this is tough

And hollow is all
That comes out of me
It all sounds so sickeningly familiar
I can't believe I just said that aloud
I can't believe you can stand to stand there

If I were you
If I were you
If I were you
I'd leave me

Anyone halfway normal
Would be scrambling
To make their case
I just get so damn scattered
I can't remember what you even asked me

In the next ten seconds
I've got to learn to think on my feet
You'll be that much
Closer to the door
You'll be sprinting down
What used to be our street

If I were you
If I were you
If I were you
I'd leave me

I tend to surrender before defeat
It's so much neater that way
With me never right
And you never wrong
There's no pretty way to balance the blame

I tend to focus on the darker side
I forget there ever was light
I tend to forget how I love this
And the fucked up reasons why

If I were you
If I were you
If I were you
I'd believe me
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