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When I Was Made (2004) | Buy it here

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1) With Our Hands
2) Open Wide
3) All the Way Down
4) If I Start to Cry
5) Chemistry
6) Compromise (Be a Poet About it)
7) Already Gone
8) I Need You
9) Under a Sky
10) Yes

With Our Hands
This all started with our hands
Underneath a table
And I couldn't concentrate
I don't even think I heard that band
Cuz everything in me kept saying
Maybe you're too late

But you loved me still
Anyone could see you felt broken
Yeah, you loved me still
Anyone could see it

The best revenge is a new song
And lord knows we both had
No shortage of those
But you can only harvest heartache
For so long
It's getting to the point
I just want a safe place to go

So I loved you still
Anyone could see my heart was reeling
Yeah I loved you still
Anyone could see it

Now you say you want to be responsible
You don't want to one day
Have to take it all back
Do you really think that I'm that breakable?
And baby you know
I hate that you see me like that

Will you love me still?
Anyone could see my heart is reeling
Will you love me still?
Anyone could see it, yeah
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Open Wide
Is it giving in when you hold her?
Are you rationing a kiss
While you estimate the damage it does?
Do you retreat when she looks happy?
Is it still a crime to be content?
Do you rein in a smile before it can spread?

If I drove by your house tonight,
What would I find?
Would all the lights be on?
Would all your doors be open wide?

Do you economize with compliments?
Do you let her catch you when you stare?
Do you push, then pull
Let her push, then pull again?
Are you chalking in your borders?
Hosing them down again at night?
Do you issue the same dark warning?

If I drove by your house tonight,
What would I find?
Would all your lights be on?
Would all your doors be open wide?

And does it come easy now?
Does it spill out?
And did she crack you open somehow?

If I drove by your house tonight,
What would I find?
Would all your lights be on?
Would all your doors be open wide?
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All The Way Down
(carey/brubaker)


In your sliver of sky you pull the strings
You twist your fingers in everything
You meet a woman you look in her eyes
You smell like a friend but you criticize

How could they know you hate them
You hate them?
You're hot, you're cold
You're inside, you're out
Don't tell me, I know
You lead, they follow
All the way down

You blow bubbles, yeah this is your trick
You give 'em a name and you make it stick
You hold 'em so close
They can't make you out
You banish the new, you banish the doubt

How could they know you hate them
You hate them?
You're hot, you're cold
You're inside, you're out
Don't tell me, I know
You lead, they follow
All the way down

It's a mystery of the heart
Why we all fall in love with the dark
The dark

How could they know you hate them
You hate them?
You're hot, you're cold
You're inside, you're out
Don't tell me, I know
You lead, they follow
Yeah, I know where that road goes
You lead, they follow
All the way down
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If I Start to Cry
I got so much to ask you
It's never the time
Why would I spoil a perfect evening?
We've gotten this far on being polite
Besides, I know you're proud of me

When I was made
Did they leave out a part?
Did you know this
And choose to guard the secret?
You said everybody's born
With a beautiful heart
What was wrong with hers and
Why did you leave it?

If I start to cry, I may not stop
Love runs dry, I run off

Can you help me with this heart
Inside my chest?
It ain't perfect
But you should see me use it
But it only works when I make a mess
When it looks like I'm about to lose it

If I start to cry, I may not stop
Love runs dry, I run off

Yeah I'm just like my mother
Yeah I'm just like my mother
And if you don't love her,
What does that mean about me?

If I start to cry, I may not stop
I wanna know why I run off
I wanna know why I'm like this
I wanna know why
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Chemistry
(carey/brubaker)

I had everything but that one thing
That would make him come to life
So I went searching
In the corner of his eyes
I can make a man or a monster
If the chemistry's not right

So I go creeping around these corners
Thinking it's right around that bend
But all these bends make a circle
And nature won't let those end
Maybe if I tried a little harder
You might want me again

Of all the stories I tell myself
Please let this one be true
Of all the stories I tell myself
Please let this one be true

It's got to be hiding in here somewhere
Maybe in the curve of your spine
God knows I've traveled that distance
A thousand times
Maybe if I run into your heart
She might tell me why

Of all the stories I tell myself
Please let this one be true
Of all the stories I tell myself
Please let this one be true

I swear I saw it
There was something in your eyes
So I've been waiting on you
Waiting on you
Your heart is on the table
My hands are in the sky
And I've been waiting on a storm

Cuz I had everything but that one thing that
Would make him come to life
So I went searching
In the corner of his eyes
I can make a man or a monster if the chemistry's not right
It's not right

Of all the stories I tell myself
Please let this one be true
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Compromise (Be a Poet About It)
Your love is sweet and soft
Look how you use those eyes
And the way you compromise
Your love is sweet and strong
It pulls me in with the tide
And up is down and down is wrong
Go or stay, stay or go

Just be a poet about it
Fall down on your knees
Be a poet if that's what you claim to be
Be a poet outside of your sad poetry

Your love is neither hot nor cold
It's that you can't quite name it
That makes me feel old
Your love comes apart when it hits the light
Go or stay, stay or go

Just be a poet about it
Fall down on your knees
Be a poet if that's what you claim to be
Be a poet outside of your sad poetry
Be a poet about it
Yeah, work up a sweat
Do everything you have not done yet
Be a poet outside of your sad poetry

Your love is sweet and it's soft
I'd kill to believe those eyes
Just look how I compromised
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Already Gone
(peri/carey/brubaker)

Your eyes speaking volumes, child
The longings that you keep
I know you're suffering
You needn't say a thing
I need no warning here
I need no sign

That you're gone
I know it
You're already gone
I know it, I know it

You're too young to look this old
Just let go this weight
Love should not drag you down
Or beg you to stay
No, baby, I need no warning here
I need no sign
That you're gone
I know it
You're already gone
I know it, I know it

I need no warning here
I need no sign
That you're gone
I know it
You're already gone
I know it

You sit alone in your car, I know it
You lie awake in the dark, I know it
You're too tired to fight, I know it
You don't know when you're right
You're already gone, I know it
You're already gone, I know it
I know it
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I Need You
(carey/brubaker)

Just when I had lost my sense of humor
My heart was just a tangle of barbed wire
You could get to me
But I'd get to you sooner
I quit before I'm fired

Tried every trick to stop you in your tracks
Shot off my gun to run you off my land
You just stood there trying not to laugh
And held up your hands

That's when I knew your aim was steady
That's when I knew, but you knew it Already

That I need you, just a little, just a little
I need you all right

I was taking pride in being lonely
I was busy making friends with myself
There's nobody else who really knows me Half as well

I know how to rock me like a baby
And know how to sing myself to sleep
But I'm starting to think maybe, just maybe
Surrender can be sweet

That's what you do, you make it so easy
That's what you do, you got me believing

That I need you, just a little, just a little
I need you all right
I need you just a little, just enough

To be open, to be grateful, to be broken But hopeful

I need you, just a little, just a little
I need you, all right, are you satisfied?
I need you, just a little, just a little
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Under a Sky
In the shady cool of our TV room
We watched the scary parts
Through our fingers
It was make believe
It made for the darkest dreams
When you're eight
They're the kind that linger
I ran outside for some comfort
The sun, it was blinding

Nothing bad could ever happen
Under a sky this blue
Nothing bad could ever happen
Under a sky this blue

It was my senior spring
He was my mother's offering
A man might make things better
We could predict his mood
By what the clouds would do
We befriended the weather
I found my mother on the road
Her hands were shaking

Nothing bad could ever happen
Under a sky this blue
Nothing bad could ever happen
Under a sky this blue

The view from my bed was gold and red
Full of fall in New York City
Facing south
We watched the clouds turn black,
The clouds turn black,
The clock turn back

Nothing bad could ever happen
Under a sky this blue
Nothing bad could ever happen
Under a sky this blue
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Yes
(megan peters)
I'd like to keep the way you look at me
Right there on your face
I'd like to keep it making me crazy
I'd like to move into you
Without taking up your place
Can I anticipate?
Saying yes, yes
Anything you want
I say yes
I say yes, I'm up to the task
Anything you ask

I'd like to stop running
Like I was a stupid man on fire
I'm smart enough to lay down
Take off my clothes
I'd like to pass this test
Without walking on a wire
Keep you awake when you're tired
Saying yes, yes
Anything you want
I say yes
I say yes, I'm up to the task
Anything you ask

I'd like to end this race of resistance
Walk a miracle mile
I'd like to get us both over the line
I'd like to tattoo my mouth
On your shameless smile
I'd testify at your trial

A better man I never have seen
As good as one of my father's sons
And I never thought I could be
A good enough woman
A strong enough woman
Saying yes, yes
Anything you want
I say yes
I say yes, I'm up to the task
Anything you ask
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