Lyrics

Lyrics

Matter (2016)

1. Come Home

3:04am and I can’t sleep again
I am losing my mind
Trying to think of a reason to call you again
But I know it’s too late

So if you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me
Yeah, If you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me

I can’t even remember what happened that night
I was out of my head
Let’s not let one night be the reason that we
Let go of what we have

So if you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me
Yeah, If you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me

2. Matter

I don’t care if you think I’m crazy
‘Cause I want to be with you
Until the sun burns itself out
And maybe after that too

And it does not matter
If we blink and it’s all gone
No, it just doesn’t matter
It never mattered all along

I’ve loved you for more than a season
We watched the leaves fall down
And become food for the soil
That we laid our bodies on

And it does not matter
If we’re not the same as we once were
No, it just doesn’t matter
If life is an endless blur

And it does not matter
If we blink and it’s all gone
No, it just doesn’t matter
It never mattered all along

3. I Don’t Know

If you’re not sure
Who you are
Or where you’re going
Do you pretend that
You have the answers
Or admit that you are lost?

Because it’s hard to know
If you should ask someone to help you
When anybody you ask could be
Taking advantage of you

But if I’m still here
Does it mean I’ve been chosen or
Is it all just the luck of the draw?

I don’t know.

If you’re not sure,
Why the world somehow keeps on turning
Well, does it mean that the whole thing
Will somehow just come crashing down?

Because it’s hard to know
If the answer even matters
When either way
There’s so much to be done
And there’s so little time

But if I’m still here
Does it mean I’ve been chosen or
Is it all just the luck of the draw?

I don’t know.

4. That Way

Oh darling, I can’t remember
Not feeling this way
You’ll never know what you do to me
When you look at me that way

And you don’t have to say it
Darling, don’t say a word
Let’s not waste one more moment
On such tedious words

Oh darling, I won’t recover
If you are not true
Please, please, you’ve got to believe me
And always be true

And you don’t have to say it
Darling, don’t say a word
Let’s not waste one more moment
On such tedious words

Oh darling, I can’t remember
Not feeling this way
You’ll never know what you do to me
When you look at me that way

5. Last Night

Late last night I remembered
As I was drifting off to sleep
One of these nights will be my last
I will expire, like a product past it’s due
And I will be forgotten
And so will you

But, I don’t want to die

This morning I awakened
And couldn’t quite recall the fear
That had me up for half the night
I laughed it off and carried on
Until it reappeared again
As soon as I let down my guard

Because, I don’t want to die.

But I don’t want you to be alarmed
It probably won’t happen for a while

I don’t want to die

6. Don’t Let Me Go

You have a choice to stay or go
But don’t ask me questions that have answers
You don’t want to know
‘Cause I can bring myself to be honest with you
When it all matters most
So please just believe me
It’s over. I love you. Just don’t let me go.

Don’t let me go.

Isn’t it true you said you would
Love me when I was at my worst?
Well, here we are now
If it’s true, what they said
All I can ask is baby
Oh won’t you please believe me?
It’s over. I love you. I’m sorry. Just don’t let me go

Don’t let me go.

7. Trying Not To Care

You’re not the same
You’ve lived a life
The lines on your face
Are spreading like cracks in the ice

Your body is weak
But your mind it is strong
And still you look back
And you wonder where you went wrong

I’m trying not to care
But I care
That I’m not a young man anymore
That ship has sailed
I’m on the shore
And I wish I didn’t mind
But I can still see
That I can’t go back and change a thing
Whatever will be will be it seems to me

Sun up, sun down
You shuffle along
And ask yourself why
You never felt you belonged

Remember the good
Don’t focus on the pain
And one day you’ll see
That only the good will remain

8. For What It’s Worth

When I think of you, I must admit
I still feel something strange
Though it’s been nearly a lifetime since
I’ve uttered your old name

And I don’t even know why it came to me now
With that old familiar ring
And I know I can’t find my way back in
But I’m trying anyway

I don’t know why
I never told you
You had a right to know the truth
I can’t take it back, but I can say I’m sorry
I never meant to ruin this
But intentions don’t always amount to much

Now I’m well aware that we’ve both moved on
I’m not trying to re-open wounds
But it’s haunted me for all these years
And I wondered if it haunted you

If so, then I hope this will ease your mind
Maybe now you can break the curse
But I’m sorry for what I did to you
Back then, for what it’s worth

9. It’s Not My Fault

Close your eyes
Now try imagining that you can fly
It shouldn’t come as any surprise,
That you haven’t sprouted wings

And I think the same is true
Of all those papers right in front of you
And if you pity my old skeptical heart
I wouldn’t blame you at all

‘Cause It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault
I don’t believe

There are days
When I wish like hell it hadn’t gone away
But I miss so many things
That I know I can’t get back
I’m just nostalgic that way

And It’s alright
We can disagree, no need for us to fight
‘Cause I don’t want to judge lest I should be judged
And that doesn’t interest me at all

10. That Way

I think it’s fine to be alive
And I’d not mind, doing more of it
Yeah, I think it’s fine to be alive
And I’m really trying
Not to waste all my time

It’s possible that I’ve got it all wrong
‘Cause anything is possible if you believe
So, I will embrace the things
That don’t make much sense to me
‘Cause choosing anything sure beats this weight

I think it’s fine to be alive
And I’d not mind, doing more of it
Yeah, I think it’s fine to be alive
And I’m really trying
Not to waste all my time

I don’t remember when,
I felt this good, but then again
I don’t remember much these days

I think it’s fine to be alive
And I’d not mind, doing more of it
Yeah, I think it’s fine to be alive
And I’m really trying
Not to waste all my time

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Change (2012)

1. Better Off Without You: You went away. Slowly but surely I forgot your name. It was something that started with an…Oh, I don’t remember. But I think I’m better off anyway. Day after day, it wasn’t easy, but I moved on someway. Until all of a sudden you showed up and told me that your mind had changed. But I was better off without you. Inside my head, I’ve played out the scene again and again. And I’d like to think that I’d say no, but if you came back, I know I’d fold as soon as you returned. Because you’ve had my heart, even since the day that things fell apart. And I haven’t stopped thinking of you and me together. Though I know it’s wrong. But I was better off without you. I know I couldn’t change your mind because you’re just the same old person. I used to think that you could change.

2. Civilized Man: Woman, why must you be so cruel? Have I done something to you to deserve your crude advances when you know I ought to be true? You’re not talking your way out of this, said the spider to the fly. Because I’ve worked up such a hunger spinning webs and waiting all night. We’re all victims of nature’s harsh hand. Like wild animals. Yet they call us civilized man. Why would they call us civilized man? We just don’t know any better. We just want to be free.

3. Misery: I’m hot as flames. I’m cold as ice. I’m burning up like a disease. But I keep falling for you, despite your misery. We’ve known each now, for so many years. But I can’t seem to walk away, and face my worst fears. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me bad. You’ve got me needing you in the worst way. For forty days and forty nights I tried so hard to abstain. Try as I might I just could not stand the pain. You won’t be done with me until I’m black and blue. But I can’t stop myself from crawling back to you. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me bad. You’ve got me needing you in the worst way. The way you taste the way you smell, you’ve got me hotter than hell. But I swear to god this time, I won’t be ringing your bell. If I could turn back time, I’d make a different choice. Because you’re just a siren with a cruel bite and a pretty voice. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me bad. You’ve got me needing you. You’ve got me so bad. You’ve got me needing you in the worst way.

4. Kill Me (Part Three): Oh kill me. Why don’t you kill me? I’d rather be dead than lose you. Why don’t you kill me now? And use me. Why won’t you use me? I wouldn’t complain I swear as long as you don’t leave me. But even though I try to make you want to stick around. It makes no difference. It’s like I never made a sound. But I’ll keep trying again. Oh kiss me. Why won’t you kiss. Even if it’s just one last time, oh please won’t you kiss me now? I need you. You know that I need you. I’d rather you stayed and hurt me than leave still loving me. But even though I try to make you want to stick around. It makes no difference. It’s like I never made a sound. But I’ll keep trying again. Oh kill me. Why don’t you kill me? I’d rather be dead than lose you. Why don’t you kill me now? But even though I try to make you want to stick around. It makes no difference. It’s like I never made a sound. But I’ll keep trying again. Yeah I’ll keep trying again. I’ll try again.

5. People, Places, Things: These people, places, things in my mind. They’ve got me feeling I don’t belong nowhere. And I try to keep on wanting the same thing. But it never quite materializes in my hand. Because I change my mind so many times that it’s almost a crime. Every day I wake it’s the same thing. Brush my teeth, get ready for work. And I try to tell myself that it’s noble, but I guess I’m not convincing myself. Because I change my mind so many times that it’s almost a crime. I soak my regrets in a bottle, light a match and watch it all burn. And I’ve been walking down this old road again. Though I told myself I’d never return.

6. Change: You’ve always loved me. From the bitter end. And you know I’ll still love you until the beginning, my friend. And I know I know that I know I’ve been. I’ve been such a fool. And even though I’ve tried to change my ways. It’s never been for someone like you. And I know they tell you that I’m gonna do you wrong. But I know you know that I’m gonna prove them wrong. I’m gonna change. One of these days. I’m not a strong man. I never claimed to be. But I’ve tried to love you as you’ve loved me. And I don’t know why, I don’t know why I just couldn’t be the man I know I should have been all along. But I’m trying so hard can’t you see? And I know they tell you that we just don’t belong. But I know you know that I’m gonna prove them wrong. I’m going to change one of these days.

7. Kill Me (Part Two): Instrumental

8. Little Consolation: I told you not to worry, everything was alright. But it didn’t seem to calm your nerves or leave you satisfied. Somehow you always seem to read me like a book that goes on and on and on and on. Still up until the end I guess I thought I had you fooled. I’d try to smile just right, but it wasn’t natural. I couldn’t make the muscles in my face look right. It looked wrong. I couldn’t tell you that I had moved on, because the last thing that I wanted was to hurt you. I swear I never meant to lead you on, but I guess I had you running ‘round in circles. And I hope you know that wasn’t my intention. No it wasn’t my intention. I’ve never been the type to wear my heart on my sleeve. It’s nothing new, you’ve always had to read between the lines. And I suspect you saw it coming, but you chose to play along. I couldn’t tell you that I had moved on, because the last thing that I wanted was to hurt you. I swear I never meant to lead you on, but I guess I had you running ‘round in circles. And I hope you know that wasn’t my intention. No it wasn’t my intention. It wasn’t my intention.

9. I Want You Back: I said don’t come around no more. You said that’s fine with me. I never thought I’d say this, but I want you back again. I know you’ve been two-timing me. I caught you fair and square. I never thought I’d say this, but I want you because I can’t have you. And you know that if I could I wouldn’t care anymore. It’s like the less you want me the more I need you girl. Now that you know I want you back, why won’t you just come home? I never thought you’d say this: “It’s too little too late.” I thought I had you all along in the palm of my hand. I never thought I’d say this, I still want you because I can’t have you. And you know that if I could I wouldn’t care anymore. It’s like the less you want me the more I need you girl. And it kills me to admit it, but it’s clear I have no say. If you leave I’ll just want you back again, but I’ll want you gone if you stay. So you say you won’t be coming home. I guess I’m not convinced. I never thought I’d see this. You need me like I need you. You act like you don’t give a damn, but I see that’s not true. I never thought I’d say this. I still want you because I can’t have you and you know that if I could I wouldn’t care anymore. It’s like the less you want me the more I need you girl.

10. All I Can Do: I don’t want to hear it. Because it’s all the same rubbish you’ve been talking since forever it seems. And it’s all I can do to listen to your stories and not lose hope in you. Because it’s easy to want what you want when it doesn’t exist. And it’s hard because there’s something wrong with it. I don’t mean to sound cruel or give you such hell, but it’s hard to acknowledge that this is hard for me as well. And it’s all I can do to keep being the bad guy, who’s walking in your shoes. Because it’s easy to want what you want when it doesn’t exist. And it’s hard because there’s something wrong with it.

 

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Cutting Ties (2009)

1. Keep Talking: Keep talking I’m not listening anyway. It’s the same old thing I’ve heard before. If you want to leave so bad just go on. It’s been nice, but I can’t take much more. Cause I’m alright, there’s nothing wrong with me. I hope you’re pleased with what you’ve done here. You’ve taken everything I thought I had. I could want what’s best for you but I would rather hold you to some words you said. Cause I’m alright, there’s nothing wrong with me.

2. Settle Down: I want you, you want me. What’s so wrong with a little bit of love? And you’ve got me where you want me. What the hell are you waiting for? And if you want me, well you know where to find me. I’ve got needs. You’ve got needs. We all need just a little bit of love.
And you’ve got me where you want me. What the hell are you waiting for? And if you want me, well you know where to find me. I’ve been hanging around with you for a while, and it’s just not getting any easier to walk away. So why don’t we just settle down right here and now. Cause you think I’m gonna walk away. I want you, you want me. What’s so wrong with a little bit of love? And you’ve got me where you want me. What the hell are you waiting for? And if you want me, well you know where to find me.

3. The Three of Us: I love you. And you love him. And I sort of love him cause I love everything you love. Then he stopped loving you. And glory hallelujah, somehow you start loving me. I don’t know why I love you, I just do, I really do. It doesn’t do me any good in fact it does me bad. Cause you’re oh so gone and I’m oh so sad. I love you and you love me and you sort of told me that you love me more than him then you stopped loving me, and lord won’t you take me, you picked up loving him. Now it’s just the three of us, the names may have changed but the sorry fact remains the same that I love you and he loves you, and I’m okay with second best just love him more and love me less.

4. Little Monsters: You’ve had a lot of fun times. Yeah and life’s been cool. You think it may be time to settle down and stop thinking of you. You try to take your time. You try to play it cool. But if you don’t watch your back, baby, they’ll be coming for you. Those little monsters won’t wait for you. They’ve got a lot of nerve to show up. Just when things are cool. They take and they take and they take take take. They’ll take the shirt off your back and leave you with a heart attack. It’s starting to sink in: exactly what you’ve done. And now you know that you’ve just. traded your freedom for a little fun. And as you breathe deep, and you feign a smile, you’d better get one last look cause man it’s going to be a while. Those little monsters won’t wait for you. They’ve got a lot of nerve to show up just when things are cool. They take and they take and they take take take. They’ll take the shirt off your back and leave you with a heart attack. I won’t put up a fight. What done is done, it’s alright I’ve seen a good one or two, Who do exactly as they’re told to do. Those little monsters won’t wait for you They’ve got a lot of nerve to show up Just when things are cool They take and they take and they take take take They’ll take the shirt off your back and leave you with a heart attack.

5. Restless: You’re getting restless. And can you blame yourself? It’s hard to breathe here. You thought it’d get better. And can you blame yourself? Could it get much worse? I want to take you far away. I don’t want to wait, let’s leave today. So pack a few things and leave the rest behind. It’s getting late we’re losing time. You think I’m crazy. And maybe you’re not wrong. But I just can’t stay here. We’re getting older and time is running out. If we don’t go now then when? I want to take you far away. I don’t want to wait. Let’s leave today. So pack a few things and leave the rest behind. It’s getting late we’re losing time.

6. Long Year: Girl get your groove on. Cause like it or not, you’re on your fifth drink now and everybody’s looking hot. Your friends have all gone home now. No one to tell you what to do. You’ve got your first taste of freedom. So why still feeling blue? You know you shouldn’t, but you just don’t care. It’s been a long year for you and yeah you are aware that mistakes have consequences and you ought to play it smart, but you’ve got so much to lose and you’ve still got a broken heart. Girl what you gonna do? You better make up your mind. The bartender says last call and you’re running out of time. You don’t want to do nothing wrong, but you wish you would have known just how hard it was going to be to face that empty bed alone. You know you shouldn’t, but you just don’t care. It’s been a long year for you and yes you are aware that mistakes have consequences and you ought to play it smart, but you’ve got so much to lose and you’ve still got a broken hear….It will get easier.

7. Rich Girl: She’s my little rich girl and she’s driving me wild. We’ve been spending that cash like it’s going out of style. And now I know I’ve got to fool her if I’m able and never let her find out I’m bringing nothing to the table. I don’t know how long its gonna last. I don’t know how she feels, but I know I’ve got to keep this girl. I’ve got to seal the deal. And if I play my cards right, we could be married by the end of the night. She’s my little rich girl, and she’s driving me wild. We’ve been spending that cash like it’s going out of style. And now I know I’ve got to fool her if I’m able and never let her find out I’m bringing nothing to the table.

8. Cutting Ties: Family, friends, and loved ones never let me have my fun. So I kicked them to the curb. Now I feel so free it’s absurd. I recall their cruelty. Yeah they’d never let me be. Like when my wife said you’ll have to choose between the whiskey and me. Cause they were always nagging, telling me that I could do exactly as I please and until I decided do what’s right they couldn’t be there. So I packed my things and left and I haven’t missed them yet. Cause I’m finally free. There are days when I regret decisions I have made. But I’ve made my choice and I’ll stick with it until I go to my grave. Cause they were always nagging, telling me that I could do exactly as I please. And until I decided do what’s right, they wouldn’t be there. So I packed my things and left And I haven’t missed them yet. Because I’m finally free.

9. Stars: We’re the stars. And we wander on and on. We make our plans, but they never amount to much. And we do exactly what we feel like. I know I could barely get by, but I wouldn’t mind with you by my side. We’re alright. So, don’t bother checking in. We don’t need you. Yeah, cause we know everything. And we do exactly what we feel like. I know I could barely get by, but I wouldn’t mind with you by my side. We’re the stars. And we wander on and on. We make our plans, but they never amount to much.

10. Don’t Forget: When you want to go. You’ve got to get away. You ought to go where its nice and warm every day. No one nags you there. No one asks you why you’ve disappointed them again with all your lies. Don’t forget. Don’t forget me when I’m gone. When I close my eyes I call feel the breeze. I don’t know why I’m here. This life is just such a tease. Don’t forget. Don’t forget me when I’m gone.

 

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The Wolf EP (2007)

1. Move Around the Room: Everybody in this whole damn place get on the floor. Cause we’re not leaving till everybody gets down. We’re all having a great time at this party. We’ve got plenty of snacks and drinks and games. Everybody’s moving to the beat now like they can’t even help themelves at all. They don’t know what we’re do do do do do doing. They just get up and move around the room. Everybody in this whole damn place throw up your hands. Cause we’re not leaving til you wave them around in the air. We’re all acting kind of crazy tonight at this party. Cause we don’t care about anything but fun. Everybody’s moving to the beat now like they can’t even help themselves at all. They don’t know what we’re do do do do do doing. They just get up and move around the room.

2. The Wolf: Girl I know you want me for your latest kill. You’ve got that evil look in your eye. You’d love nothing better than for me to let you close enough to break my heart. Cause I’m the only guy that doesn’t seem to want you. And I know it drives you wild. Even though I’m dying to give all my love to you, I know that you’d just break my heart. First time that I saw you. I knew you were a killer. There was just no doubt in my mind. There’ve been other girls who, though not quite so deadly, tried to cast their spell on me. But never til today have I been so afflicted by the thing that folks call love. Even though I’m dying to give all my love to you, I know that you’ll just break my heart.

3. Nervous: I’m a little nervous. I know you are to. You don’t have to worry, cause we know what to do. Just tell me if you’re with me. Yeah, let me know you’re cool. Cause I don’t want to make a scene here. And I don’t want to act the fool. Three, two, one. Blast off tonight. I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. And as we watch the world below us start to fade, I know that everything will be okay. Feeling alright now. Just like I always knew. You keep sticking with me girl. And I’ll stick with you. Cause now you know I’m with you. Now you know I aint no fool. So you don’t have to worry. Cause everything is cool. Three, two, one. Blast off tonight. I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. And as we watch the world below us start to fade, I know that everything will be okay.

4. Trying to Forget You: When we last spoke, you were explaining to me why I probably shouldn’t get so attached. And you told me through all that had happened that all along we were deceiving ourselves into thinking that we were in love. But we were not you say. I’m trying to forget you. I’m trying to forget you. Just like you forgot about me. I must disagree dear. It seems like you’re trying to get rid of me quickly and I’m not sold. Cause all of the figures and facts you’ve presented me with are suspect at best and I don’t buy them I guess. Cause to me this thing truly was love. But it was not you say. I’m trying to forget you. I’m trying to forget you. Just like you forgot about me.

5. Darkness:  When darkness comes a knocking. The wind is howling through the door. I will not fear. I’ll not be shaken by the demons in my ear. And when sleep will not embrace me. Thoughts are turning to and fro. I will not fear. I’ll not be shaken by that which I do not know. Oh death, where is your sting? Your growl is not what it used to be. And when this body will not carry me another blessed step, I will not fear. I’ll not be shaken, by the darkness and tears. And when at last you finally come for me, I’ll gladly head your call. I will not fear. I’ll not be shaken by that which I do not know. Oh death, where is your sting? Your growl is not what it used to be.