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"North Hollywood Shootout" (2008)

Forever Owed Lyrics – Blues Traveler

And when the mighty sea is heaving
And the mountain's gotten big
What anyone believes in
I never gave a fig

But I could never fully handle
The heart that bore the load
Something never spoken
Something forever owed

Till I can bring you home
Till I can bring you home
No I will never really be free
While you live in my memory

In awe and almost fearful
But I'll bet that you don't care
You're most likely thinking
About your brother still back there

Till I can bring him home
Till I can bring you home
I will never really be free
While you live in my memory

I can never have it taken
But I wanted you to know
That forever we're connected you and me
It doesn't matter where it goes
There are things we simply owe

Till I can bring you home
Till I can bring you home
Till I can bring you home
Till I can bring you home
Till I can bring you home
Till I can bring you home

Till I can bring you home
Till I can bring you home
No I will never really be free
While you live in my memory

No I will never really be free
While you...

You, Me And Everything Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Gonna get wild if it's ok
I don't need your blessing anyway
But I get crazy crazy sometimes
I just wanna warn you

So get out your camera, gather round
Gonna get to the rhythm gonna get on down
Bring your rock candy, bring Uncle Buck
Escape is in progress, care to try your luck?

Kick out the back door into whatever will drive
And cling to the shoulder till the night is alive
When you're lost in the wilderness you know you're there
And dust off your feet and put your hands in the air

And oh, it never rains
You and me and these two lanes
And oh, the endless skies
You and me and everything just flies

It don't mean much if it isn't fun
But since we're already on the run
It'd be crazy crazy even if we thought of stopping now

So settle your affairs and reap what you sow
Just reap it in the car cause we gots to go
Launching up the highway like a catapult
Don't you look back or you're a pillar of salt

So up jumped the devil got his hand to your ear
And he wants to say what you want to hear
With the pedal to the metal we're a kettle and pot
Running deep into the black ink given whatever we've got

And oh, it never rains
You and me and these two lanes
And oh, the endless skies
You and me and everything just flies

Now you can take it on faith from my boy bourgeois
Wild if it's ok
Don't you drive too fast cause it's against the law
Wild if it's ok

I get a little wild if it's ok
Because I can drive me one more day
Into this crazy crazy crazy crazy wide open world

And oh, it never rains
You and me and these two lanes
Oh, the open skies
You and me and everything just flies

You and me and everything
You and me and everything

Love Does Lyrics – Blues Traveler

She lies out on the grass
Her bellybutton fascinates me
If summer never came and went
I doubt that it would ever faze me

Broken in a moment of what once had been
I look within to see her face
My fingers start to reach to taste
But all they meet is my own lips

Time is fleeting
Time's a-wasting
And time is bleeding
Forever racing
And time is money
And money is time
But love does none of these
Love does none of these

She'll twirl and spin me 'round
And never let go of the hold she has
From heaven's rafter to the ground
And back and forth, and twice as fast

Transit in the blink of her big brown eyes
And all is right or wrong with the world
More the heart of me
Than as some would say "just some girl"

Time is fleeting
Time's a-wasting
Time is bleeding
Forever racing
And time is money
And money is time
But love does none of these
Love does none of these

But my heart beats as we say goodnight
Hoping for a kiss
And this feeling I get to keep
Love can most definitely let me do this

She's the only thing that shines
Among the murky gels of pink and blue
Club speakers make their noise
But they can't drown out what is true

Captured in the passion of an honest smile
And last call leaves us little else
I reach for her to make her turn
But all I meet is my own lips

Time is fleeting
Time's a-wasting
Time is bleeding
Forever racing
Time is money
And money is time
But love does none of these
Love does none of these

Love won't keep time
Love don't keep time

Feels like forever
I'm here whenever

Borrowed Time Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Oh precious life
How you loved to lie to me
So recklessly fragile
So beyond my power to see
And yet so demanding
By making me believe
That I am standing
In the way of my own reprieve

That all our days are numbered
No matter the amount
There's a first and then at last
There is finally the fact
That the numerals just don't count
And all our time is borrowed
No deposit, no return
And no promise of tomorrow or the next day
What was lent you can never earn

If I took care of you
And loved you all your days
I'd still have to let you go
Cause nothing ever stays
You taught me to stand
And then you left the job to me
Now as a man
I'm finally forced to see

That all our days are numbered
No matter the amount
There's a first and then at last
There is finally the fact
That the numerals just don't count
And all our time is borrowed
No deposit, no return
And no promise of tomorrow or the next day
What was lent you can never earn
What was lent you can never earn
What was lent you can never earn
What was lent you can never earn

The Beacons Lyrics – Blues Traveler

When our toasters finally come to kill us
A creator complex will fulfill us
Follow me down to the road ahead
Where we mean everything that we've ever said
Destination overload it can't be tamed
And nothing or no one is to blame

Sooner or later
We're all beacons of yesteryear
You've gotta love or hate us
We'll see you soon, baby, don't you fear

Put down your map son we're GPS'ing
The system don't know with who it's messing
Evolution crap shooter watch your scene
We're the proud parents of the big machine
Mutated strains like a frog to a toad
But ours comes with a bar code

Sooner or later
We're all beacons of yesteryear
You've gotta love or hate us
We'll see you soon, baby, don't you fear

Hickory, trickery, dickory dock
I need me a stronger faster clock
One that comes with wheels and a Bluetooth phone
God forbid I ever have to be alone

Sooner or later
We're all beacons of yesteryear
You've gotta love or hate us
We'll see you soon, baby, don't you fear

Sooner or later
We're all beacons of yesteryear
You've gotta love or hate us
We'll see you soon, baby, don't you fear

Orange In The Sun Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Never you mind at the storm, honey
Never you mind the lightning
Dawn gonna make the day warm, honey
Son gonna make the day bring

Hold you till it comes
Just water falling down
The orange in the sun
Never makes a sound

Never you mind at the noise, honey
The man in the moon and the stars
Are putting away all their toys, honey
The lightning back in their jars

Hold you till they're done
Just water falling down
The orange in the sun
Never makes a sound
As it shines
All around

Rise and awake in the morning, honey
Wash away sleep from your eye
Keep any dreams that you might have made, baby
Little one please don't you cry

Hold you till the dawn
Just water falling down
The orange in the sun
Never makes a sound
As it shines
All around

Take away all of the darkness, honey
Remove any nightmares power
Break any curse with me, won't you honey
By the light of the morning hour

Hold you till the dawn
Just water falling down
The orange in the sun
Never makes a sound

Every night has to end, honey
Every storm has to pass
You don't have to pretend, honey
That a tear in the rain has to last

Hold you till the dawn
Just water falling down
The orange in the sun
Never makes a sound

What Remains Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Sway with me for one more dance
And holding me closely meet my eyes
And I would ask for nothing more
I'm asking for another chance
To my own infinite surprise
I've never moved like this before

It only remains to say I love you
And I suppose I always will
And though I walk away
As I replay my better days
I'll not betray
What time can't heal or kill

A single instant of reprieve
I am no longer resembling
The man I was, I'm the man you see
Try to exhale in my relief
But I am also trembling
You brought the best hope out of me

It only remains to say I love you
And I suppose I always will
And though I walk away
As I replay my better days
I will not betray
What time can't heal or kill

Gently I stumble
To the music as it strums
The heavens all crumble
'Neath this moment we've become
My heart keeps calling me
Closer and stalling me
Catch me I'm falling
Though the dancing's long since done

If I'm in trouble; if I'm alone
If I'm a runaway, don't send me home
I want to be with you
If I saw you now would nothing change
Tell me to grow up or act my age
Like I always do
Maybe surrender another chance
Or only just give me one more dance

It only remains to say I love you
And I suppose I always will
And though I walk away
As I replay my better days
I will not betray
What time can't heal or kill

It only remains to say I love you
And I suppose I always will
And though I walk away
As I replay my better days
I will not betray
What time can't heal or kill

I will not betray
What time can't heal or kill

How You Remember It Lyrics – Blues Traveler

So I thought about my lifetime
How the days they are confused
As the moments they do roll by
Only some will follow you

They're the same every day
Think about what we do
If you take the time to look well
Any one of them could chase you

That's how you remember it
It'll find you soon
That's how you remember it
What will be the truth

From out behind the shadows
Every moment I have known
Like catching that first firefly
In a jar when I was back home

Summer rain on windowpane
The way she looked that night
And every second after
Going to radiate the light

That's how you remember it
It'll find you soon
That's how you remember it
What will be the truth

Looking at my photograph
Staring back 20 years ago
The man I am, the boy I was
The things I still don't know

That's how you remember it
It'll find you soon
That's how you remember it
What will be the truth

No matter how you remember it
It'll find you soon
No matter how you remember it
That will be the truth

The Queen Of Sarajevo Lyrics – Blues Traveler

In the international rumble
She takes a chance and comes to me
And falling through the cracks we tumble
Not far at all but enough to see
We've come to rest our backs against the rubble
Of a future in uncertainty

"And I'm so glad you're here" she said
"And I hate that you're here" she said
"I wish I didn't need you so much
To be here"

It's funny meeting anyone this way
But there she goes
Walking her last runway
The queen of Sarajevo

We communicate in broken English
And nervous sighs and apprehension
As fascinated we are standing witness
No alcohol could quell the tension
No kind of clever joke or small talk in this
No fate denies our soul connection

"And I'm so glad you're here" she said
"And I hate that you're here" she said
"I wish I didn't need you so much
To be here"

It's funny meeting anyone this way
But there she goes
Walking her last runway
The queen of Sarajevo

They say that in the west the blues comes easy
And the night belongs to the one who plays
But it's the ancient souls that breathe them deeply
For the bluest heart is the one who stays

It's funny meeting anyone this way
But there she goes
Watch her walk her last runway
The queen of Sarajevo

And it's so funny to be living this way
But it's time to go
Leave you standing on the runway
The queen of Sarajevo
The queen of Sarajevo

Free Willis (Ruminations From Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop) Lyrics – Blues Traveler

No, I think we got it
[laughter]

You got a '68 Chevy in the middle of a dirt pile
You see it come back because it's gonna be here for a while

Your mama needs some money too
So does her niece
Your cousin

You think you'd be open to sitting down with me and talking about it?
Would you like to sit down and talk about it?
A man does not like to be held down

Bubble!
And there's a guy right next to me, and he's all stressed out and texting
And something's wrong with him
And he's got a problem, and he's gotta do his job, okay?
And his wife's nagging him, because, you know
She can't get the coat this month
And they're going away this month, so why can't she have her coat?

Man down, they said
Got a man down
Man down

Please know that I am distraught
Over the conversations we have had these last few nights
I love you
I love my job
Always wanna give it back to you
And make a difference
And not hold you down
Why would you say that?

You think you'd be open to sitting down with me and talking about it?
Would you like to sit down and talk about it?
A man does not like to be held down

No criticizing
We don't want you to criticize

Brings out the dog in me
It brings out the dog in me

Father, we beseech thee
If you're out there, please listen

Now, come on, help me
Help a man when he's down

Please, can you do me a
Can you...can you help me?
Can you do me a kindness?
Could you do me a kindness?

The following information has been brought to you by the following companies

Regarding the things I said
While I was in the car with you
And I was on the way to work
And you know I was upset, and still

Hold my cell phone
It's a BlackBerry, hold it
My second BlackBerry is ringing
Tell 'em I'm...just ask 'em to hang on for a minute
I'd love to talk to you right now
But I'm late for a meeting
And...it's Thursday

"¡Bastardos!" (2005)

You Can't Stop Thinking About Me Lyrics – Blues Traveler

The kiddie ride just keeps turning round and round
At first never failing to amuse
We grow tired and dismount

Houses made of cards leave no debris when burning to the ground
But alas people leave slews of residues
Too residual to count

And there's no known preparation for this kind of a thing
And it don't much matter what kind of game you bring
You can take excursions around the world
From the mountains to the sea
You're coming back to the same dilemma
You can't stop thinking about me

When you wake in the morning for a second you'll wonder if I'm there
Issue your final warning by noon
Reassert that you don't care

And there's no known preparation for this kind of a thing
And it don't much matter what kind of game you bring
You can take excursions around the world
From the mountains to the sea
You're coming back to the same dilemma
You can't stop thinking about me

Don't think I don't believe you for I know that feeling all too well
But sometimes in our best desires come secrets
We may never tell

And there's no known preparation for this kind of a thing
And it don't much matter what kind of game you bring
You can take excursions around the world
From the mountains to the sea
You're coming back to the same dilemma
You can't stop thinking about me

Go ahead and try

Amber Awaits Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Well I guess it bothers me
Because I can't convince her of a thing
I can't talk my way
I can't even sing
And it builds into this quest
Until I come to rest at last
And admit I couldn't tell
I could only ask
And then I'm freshly daunted
By the prospects of her eyes
As she lets me down
With a gentle lie
Bad luck to force an angel's smile
They say it only hurts a while
But I've been falling
For a thousand miles

Amber danced upon a flame
Nothing could be made the same
Not so much broken as changed
Amber far above the moon
Smiling down and shining through
I hope that I could get there soon
I want to see
If Amber waits for me

Well I hope I can appreciate how lucky I could be
If she only would
Take a look at me
Cause I think I could deserve someone Who could be so kind
It's new to me
But I don't mind

Amber danced upon a flame
Nothing could be made the same
Not so much broken as changed
Amber far above the moon
Smiling down and shining through
I hope that I could get there soon

Amber danced upon a flame
Nothing could be made the same
Not so much broken as changed
Amber far above the moon
Smiling down and shining through
I hope that I could get there soon

Amber sails to Timbuktu
There's nothing more that I could do
But not so much hopeless as blue
Amber makes me feel alive
And something in me does revive
But it only works if she believes my eyes
I want to see
If Amber waits for me

After What Lyrics – Blues Traveler

And if I take a different tack
Well then forgive me if the long way round
Confuses up the point until you're numb enough to hear
That you're using the anointing oil like it's sacramental beer

And don't blame heaven or hell
You have to look to yourself
And nobody else will lift a light to make you see
Don't got to learn a damn thing
Part of being free

And I realize
When I buck my place
It's my feet but it's their race

And I don't run unless you try to chase me
And I don't leave unless you offer me a stay
And I won't fight unless I'm cornered or if I'm after what I want
What that is I wish that I could say

So forgive me or forget you
If you think you cannot bear
Believe me life won't let you
If you blink you shall not fare

But should you get the chance
Try to make for the fence

It's a subtle dance we do
To stay in from the cold
And the cleverest ones
Get to be real old

I may struggle
I may complain
But I'm just trying to grab at the reins

And I don't run unless you try to chase me
And I don't leave until you offer me a stay
And I don't fight unless I'm cornered or if I'm after what I want
What that is I wish that I could say

I don't run unless you try to chase me
And I don't leave until you offer me a stay
And I don't fight unless I'm cornered or if I'm after what I want
What that is I wish that I could say

And if I'm wondering where to go well then forgive me if I don't know

Money Back Guarantee Lyrics – Blues Traveler

It seemed so easy in daydreams past the playground
And schoolyard rules

When nothing's yours it's simple to plan your escape
From all of those fools

And suddenly you get your way
And you're kicking yourself
Cause you couldn't figure out how to stay

If wishes were money I'd still lose more than I keep
And that might just be me
But consequence would be interest and it would be steep
And nothing is free

It's a small cost to dream
But there's no refund for nightmares
It would seem

Careful what you've bought
Don't you look to no warranties
You own what you have wrought
Ain't no money back
Money back guarantee

Well I guess life ain't fair
But I know life don't care
And there's no one to blame
From on high to the lowly
For if you're loved or you're lonely
It's the one and only game

Careful what you've bought
And don't you look to no warranties
You own what you have wrought
Your money back guarantee
Or reprieves
So please
I'm down on my knees
Believe me

Don't you try
To deny
Any lie you might buy
Is deceiving
Ain't no leaving for free

So you've got all your ducks in a row
Have you figured out what you owe
Until you settle your bill
It won't let you go

Careful what you've bought
And don't you look to no warranties
You own what you have wrought
Ain't no money back
Money back guarantee

Can't Win True Love Lyrics – Blues Traveler

You can't tell me I'm crazy
And have me care
If I'm not I won't believe you
If I am then I'm not there

You can't win true love
No you can't win true love

You can't change what has happened
No matter how much better you could do
And while we're on it you know you can't change me
And you can't change you (you shouldn't have to)

No you can't win true love
No you can't win true love

There is no race to run
No evil curse needs to be undone
No hope of changing what cannot be changed
Some things are true and they will never fade away
Or up or down or out or in
No you just can't win

You can't forget about me
No matter what the sign says
False advertising everywhere
Trial and error more or less

And you can't win true love
No you can't win true love

There is no race to run
No evil curse needs to be undone
No hope of making what cannot be made
Some things are true and they will never fade away
Or out or down or up or in
No you can't win

I can't tell if you are listening
And I can't get to have a say
And I can't see you when you're sleeping
And I can't change it all the way
That I can't make someone feel something
That I can't tell when it's enough
That I can't lose as much to seem to learn
And I cannot win true love
Oh you can't win true love

There is no race to run
No evil curse needs to be undone
No hope of making what cannot be made
Some things are true and they will never fade away
Or up or down or out or through or below or above
No you just can't win true love
No you can't

Nail Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Reach out
Right in front of you

Sit tight
You're alright

Just breathe
The relief

Don't fear
I'm right here
I'm right here
I'm right here
I'm right

Here I am
To try to understand
The nail put through your hand

I need you
Simply to

See me
As easy

To read
What you need

Through me
So use me
Seduce me
I'm right here
I'm right

Here we plan
To try to understand
The nail put through your hand

Know you
You have to

Feel free
To teach me

Reach out
Without doubt

Crash land
I know you can
I'm right here
I'm right here
I'm right here
I'm right

Here you can
To try to understand
The nail put through your hand

Leaning In Lyrics – Blues Traveler

No longer care where I am
One smile remains to trace for the fingers on my hand
Search for your face in every crowd
Hope it springs internally until it runs over and out

If I could touch your lips to mine
Soft and sweet for about a half a million times
Pressing ever deeply as I take you in my arms
And hold on
Until we both forget where we are
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in

Wake up staring at a phone
And it is so messed up the cliches alone
But there I am dreaming clumsily
And love, it comes so difficult for a boy like me

If I could touch your lips to mine
Soft and sweet for about a half a million times
Pressing ever deeply as I take you in my arms
And hold on until we both forget where we are
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in

Smiling at your message today
I know I face uncertainty but still I am on my way
Once again those daydreams begin
I caress your cheek
Finally leaning in

Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in
Leaning in

She And I Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Tread upon me lightly
And take what you will
Cause it's yours anyway
You may have read up on me slightly
But if looks could kill
Then I died today
A challenge to you only
Can you remember my
Most honest face?
And I'd be less so lonely
Whenever I
Ordain to chase

The mystery
You bring from me
And I am persuaded
And from your eyes
Came a sweet reply
So utterly unmasqueraded

Morning rush hour I can see
She used her eyes but she saw me
Euphoric streaks upon the sky
They celebrate us she and I

Tread upon me deeply
And handle with care
Because I just might break
And if I put it less discreetly
Enter if you dare
But make no mistake
If I stop beneath your window
To ply my wares
And serenade
It wouldn't hardly dare begin to
Imply my prayers
I haven't prayed

In some time
I have been resigned
To have settled back and waited
But from your eyes
A sweet reply so beautifully paraded

Morning rush hour I can see
She used her eyes but she saw me
Euphoric streaks upon the sky
They celebrate she and I

Morning rush hour I can see
She used her eyes but she saw me
Euphoric streaks upon the sky
They celebrate she and I

Rubberneck Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Whenever there's smoke and fire
You'll find him handy to admire
Never learns the victims' names
Roasting snacks upon the flames
Always just to happen by
Blood-soaked steel, but he keeps dry
Without concern who's left alive
It's entertainment for his drive

Hey, here comes Rubberneck
He never helps but he loves a wreck
He should close his mouth and drive away
He'd seize a peek but not the day

Sideline living is so sweet
There's always something good to eat
Smug behind the safety glass
Committed not but to save his ass
With thoughts like "better you than me"
I guess that's why he wants to see
Appreciation only learned
By watching someone else get burned

Hey, here comes Rubberneck
He never helps but he loves a wreck
He should close his mouth and drive away
He'd seize a peek but not the day

Rubberneck, his luck ran out
Messed with a truck and lost the bout
Smolders in a twisted chunk
While we praise our own and curse his luck

Hey, here comes Rubberneck
He never helps but he loves a wreck
He should close his mouth and drive away
He'd seize a peek but not the day

Hey, here comes Rubberneck
He never helps but he loves a wreck
He should close his mouth and drive away
He'd seize a peek but not the day

Nefertiti Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Nefertiti claimed she needed no one at all
Majestic in her empire like so many I've seen rise and fall
Suitors by the dozen, even one who'd give her everything
Assuming the queen even needs a king
And what's so wrong with freedom?
Is there a cost too high?
But the slogans turn to mist in Nefertiti's eyes

And the heart of the lioness
Lay down gentle like a lamb
Her Majesty runs like a girl
No composure or command
And I know I should be glad for her
But I can't forget her fire
It just makes me lonely
One more goddess to retire

Now I have been brought down by less
That felled my mighty lioness
But what I see which makes me sad
Is when the loneliness gets bad
She has to run, she cannot take
That fragile fundamental ache

And the heart of the lioness
Lay down gentle like a lamb
Her Majesty runs like a girl
No composure or command
And I know I should be glad for her
But I can't forget her fire
It just makes me lonely
One more goddess to retire

Amazed she puts me in my place
A royal tear rolls down her face
But what for me may hurt worst of all
Is one less soldier on the wall
That much lonelier for me
As I salute my fallen queen

And the heart of the lioness
Lay down gentle like a lamb
Her Majesty runs like a girl
No composure or command
And I know I should be glad for her
But I can't forget her fire
It just makes me lonely
One more goddess to retire
No one should be glad for her
For I can't forget her fire
It just makes me lonely
One more goddess to retire

Nefertiti claimed she needed no one

What Could Possibly Go Wrong Lyrics – Blues Traveler

I turn around and suddenly there's a danger
Yet another close call that I couldn't quite see
And I will admit that I am no stranger
To such a very similar controversy
It seems that I lack a sense of self-preservation
Along with an abundance of a need for a thrill
And that could make the deadliest of combinations
If I don't keep totally and quietly still

But tonight I've got to move
Ain't got a thing to prove
Besides, when you've lasted this long
What could possibly go wrong

Bartender won't you pour me a gin or a vodka
Deal me up bump or some x or some tea
Bet it all on black so if it's red I get nada
And I'll buy the pleasure of her company

But tonight I've got to move
Ain't got a thing to prove
Besides, when you've lasted this long
What could possibly go wrong

So if you're crossing the street you be careful
If it's cold and flu season you run and you hide
Do what your mom or boss or doctor all tell you
And if you're in school or prison just open wide

But tonight I've got to move
Ain't got a thing to prove
Besides, when you've lasted this long
What could possibly go wrong

That Which Doesn't Kill You Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Crush me softly
Or cradle me hard
And the more I wanted
Was the scariest part
A measure of control
Well not this time
And I wanted to learn so
I claim the lesson as mine

The politics of lasting just a little bit longer
Is the art of living every day
That which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger
Until it finally kills you all the way

You take every action
And apply the math
You could reap the rapture
Or risk the wrath
And if you rate the reasons
Then the best ones lose
And all that means is
You got no excuse

The politics of lasting just a little bit longer
Is the art of living every day
That which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger
Until it finally kills you all the way

Harmonica powers reactivate!

Gonna pull up stakes
Gonna try again
Do whatever it takes
To draw you in
It's what I am
And it's all I know
Like the carnie man
You gotta work the show

The politics of lasting just a little bit longer
Is the art of living every day
That which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger
Until it finally kills you all the way

She Isn't Mine Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Been busted in Texas
Seen my share of Colorado rain
I've seen the anxiety every high school kid feels
Growing up on the Kansas plain
I've looked to the East coast
Still idling in rush hour hell
And the west coast keeps dreaming things are tough over
But for me it's just as well

She isn't mine
She isn't mine
She isn't mine
She isn't mine

I promised myself I was done, and I could walk away
But now I am just on the run and with nowhere to stay
I think of her often and dream of how different I'd be
Because it can hurt so much that I panic in the pain
So changeless I want to change me

Cause she isn't mine
She isn't mine
She isn't mine
She isn't mine

Every mention of you
Yeah it splits me in two
Cause it feels so good
But I promised I would
Keep it easy and fun
But when you're on the run
You scavenge to live
And what I just wouldn't give
I tell myself forget her
That it's only for the better
But I can't help devise
Some added surprise
To keep her in contact
To feel her react to me
Feel her attract to me
But it's so abstract to me

She isn't mine
She isn't mine
She isn't mine
She isn't mine

The Children Of The Night Lyrics – Blues Traveler

We climb slowly out from under the rock We were hiding
To greet the sun as it leaves the sky
On the cycle it was riding
And we stand new
Beneath the blanket of stars
So vast it sways our stance
And swaying
We continue to rise
Until it becomes one outright dance

And the moon keeps watch as the howling grows
Into one single petal
From a very different rose
And when we all get lost in
The throbbing throng's exhaustion
We actually touch those flickering lights
And give them something back
We are in fact the children of the night

A spark of smoke in the air
Commands the revelries as I attend
It says "be not afraid beneath
The heavens for the evening is your friend"

And the moon keeps watch as the howling grows
Into one single petal
From a very different rose
And when we all get lost in
The throbbing throng's exhaustion
We actually touch those flickering lights
And give them something back
We are in fact the children of the night

"Truth Be Told" (2003)

Unable To Get Free Lyrics – Blues Traveler

You asked me if I live without her
I choke on my reply
Let the blind man at the mirror spin his lie

And I'm damned if I don't try
Damned if I don't try
But no matter what I say
It doesn't go
Away at all and I'm still unable to get free

And I've been afraid
Of a convenience that I could have made
But having to admit this one has me
And so the tiger's got his toe
And the only way to holler is by letting go
Still unable to get free

With cork and wax I try my best
To spackle in the hole
The inevitable aging of my soul

And my heart it gets so tired
It's my heart and it gets so tired
It's just a trace to track the pain
The beat that I
Sustain for hoping and I am still unable to get free

And I've never been afraid
Of a consequence that I could have made
But having to admit this one has me
And so the tiger's got his toe
And the only way to holler is by letting go
Still unable to get free

...I see connections
...In my contention
...That I could see redemption
Through the bars
Of this cage...

And I don't know what to do
I don't know what to do
For accepting sight unseen
So desperately I
Dream of some day when I won't be unable to get free

And I've never been afraid
Of a consequence that I could have made
But having to accept this one has me
And so the tiger's got his toe
And the only way to holler is by letting go
Still unable to get free

And I've never been afraid
Of a consequence that I could have made
But having to admit this one has me
And so the tiger's got his toe
And the only way to holler is by letting go
Still unable to get free

Eventually (I'll Come Around) Lyrics – Blues Traveler

I'm not the kind who hurrys
As sometimes I wish I could
In fact I tried
I almost died
Life wouldn't be any good

And like the best mollassas
I like to stay up late
And sweeter is the slower torture
And i can barely wait

Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
I'll come around

Eventually
If you wait for me
Eventually
Ill come around

Want to taste the moment
I open up my eyes
Couldn't linger here forever
Although thats not from lack of tryin'

But you and me we know for real
That moments come and go
And theres more to that in how you feel
So you should too you know

Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
I'll come around

Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
I'll come

Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
I'll come around

Eventually
Just you wait and see
Eventually
I'll come

Let Her & Let Go Lyrics – Blues Traveler

In all that I do and in all that I say
I used to have a dream that love didn't have to be this way
Immaculate the promise of that pristine paradise
And as I come up from its ashes, I can only offer weak advice

Well you can tremble at love's altar, but don't you try to run
Because it's faster than you'll ever be, and you'll have to see to be someone
Whose prey to the real thing who prays to the moon
By howling at her shining face and clutching at his bitter wound
Just...

One of the millions who've paid respect
To the goddess through the eyes of the girl you love
Three little words from her lips can change
Forever if you let her in and let go
To what you've been afraid of
Oh, let her and let go

Well Q-R-S and T-U-V
Love can make you crazy, but it never really makes you free
And it's easy to remember, but it's better to forget
You never get that one you dreamed of, you get to dream with the one you get
Just...

One of the millions who's paid respect
To the goddess through the eyes of the girl you love
Three little words from her lips can change
Forever if you let her and let go
To what you've been afraid of
Oh, let her and let go
[3x, second time slower]
Let her and let go to what you've been afraid of
Let her and let go
Let her and, let her and, let her and, let her and, let her and, let her and
Ler her and let go

Sweet And Broken Lyrics – Blues Traveler

She smokes my last cigarette
She forgives me but I don't know it yet
And I don't ask but sometimes why is beautiful
She's a little cheap, but worth the wait
Of honeyed kisses, sleeping late
They steal my covers, but I'm just glad my bed is full

And if the words were spoken
They'd shatter on the floor
And once they'd broken open
Would it matter anymore
You've got to love her to see her
And in seeing there's hoping
Oh she's so sweet
She's sweet and broken

She'll never tell you everything
She's the fire the darkness brings
And I get lost but that's just where I'm supposed to be
She won't say why she cries
At marigolds and butterflies
And why her smile seems to hide a tragedy

And if the words were spoken
They'd shatter on the floor
And once they'd broken open
Would it matter anymore
You've got to love her to see her
And in seeing there's hoping
Oh she's so sweet
She's sweet and broken

I see her rising through the trees
She's like a wounded moon, gazing back at me

And if the words were spoken
They'd shatter on the floor
And once they'd broken open
Would it matter anymore

And if the words were spoken
They'd shatter on the floor
And once they'd broken open
Would it matter anymore

You've got to love her to see her
And in seeing there's hoping
She's so sweet
She's sweet and broken

You've got to love her to see her
And in seeing there's hoping
She's so sweet
She's sweet and broken

My Blessed Pain Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Tell you 'bout a man I borrowed twenty-six cents from
I wanted to ask what the extra penny is for
I needed a quarter for the next two minutes with you
He said "I was making a wish but I've been listening
I think you need it more"
And it's the same damn thing
The stuff you put me through
I walked across a bridge and almost right past a suicide
You could say I'm a hero depending on the light that you put me in
What changed her mind was when I took the time to tell her 'bout you and me
She heard my tale and climbed off the rail and then she tried to push me in

And it's the same damn thing
I hope I'm doing it to you

And it sounds like thunder
And it fills like rain
But I've been so thirsty
That I can't explain
How you feel me and grow me
And no one has known me
To complain
For you are my blessed pain
You are my blessed pain

Girls need candy and flowers and monogamy
From someone who makes them feel worthwhile
Boys need food and five minutes with his right hand free
But only the girl gonna make him smile
And it's the same damn thing
The stuff that you put me through

And it sounds like thunder
And it fills like rain
But I've been so thirsty
That I can't explain
How you feel me and grow me
And no one has known me
To complain
For you are my blessed pain
You are my blessed pain

Girls need shoes and attention and monogamy
From someone who makes them feel worthwhile
Boys need food and basically five minutes with his right hand free
But only the girl gonna make him smile
And it's the same damn thing
I hope I'm doing it to you

And it sounds like thunder
And it fills like rain
But I've been so thirsty
That I can't explain
How you feel me and grow me
And no one has known me
To complain
For you are my blessed pain
You are my blessed pain
You are my blessed pain

Thinnest Of Air Lyrics – Blues Traveler

How promising the start
Of the letter being read until the captain proclaimed
"Dying is my heart"
And then a hush befalls the crowd as the theater exclaimed
"Now our hero's part is played"
And they continue as the lights come on and they get up to go
"And we were all betrayed fo our champion he screams and cries like us"
Do they deserve to know that...

Yes
I'm unprepared
And in the face of it all
I guess I get just the littlest bit scared
Yeah me
I feel around
In the darkness of an empty house
And there's nothing there
Just a terrified chameleon hiding out
In the thinnest of air

Should the love inside me die
Come save me I'll be drowning just a few feet from the beach
Please give it your best try
Though I may do my best to distance you and keep your arms from reach
I'm really asking you to stay
But the only way that I know how is by riddle or by game
It seems no on wants to play
And as I float on out to sea I never really sink
I just drift and say that...

Yes
I'm unprepared
And in the face of it all
I guess I get just the littlest bit scared
Yeah me
I feel around
In the darkness of an empty house
And there's nothing there
Just a terrified chameleon hiding out
In the thinnest of air

If ever I can ease your pain
Well I don't think I'd release you I'd spin fairy tales instead
Or else you'd never need me again
And though I know that hold's pathetic it's letting go that I greater dread
Call it a joke to hide a dream
And it takes a good deal more than joking to make any dream come true
So rock & roll and kick & scream
For what it's worth I can't resist this flame and fire
To finally say to you that...

Yes
I'm unprepared
And in the face of it all
I guess I get just the littlest bit scared
Yeah me
I feel around
In the darkness of an empty house
And there's nothing there
Just a terrified chameleon hiding out
In the thinnest of air

Yes
I'm unprepared
And in the face of it all
I guess I get just the littlest bit scared
Yeah me
I feel around
In the darkness of an empty house
And there's nothing there
Just a terrified chameleon hiding out
In the thinnest of air

Can't See Why Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Kiss away the morning hours
In need of some restraint
While raised to think knowledge is power
I've come to learn it ain't
'Cause here I go when the hat drops
In the lions mouth for more
And this time there's no illusion
For what I got in store

And it comes
And it goes
And eventually slows
And we lie
And we trade
And I guess destiny is made

And I can't see why
But I do it anyway
You reap what you sew
Oh so the poets say

Well she knew my name and she came to me
And she wanted to spend some time
And she looked soft to touch so it's the same you see
I just wanted to make her mine
So there we are just standing there
Trying to figure out why we're there
Attempting some connection
While we're brave enough to care

And we try
And we fail
And oh the sirens how they wail
And it's bad
And it's good
Does it matter if we should

And I can't see why
But I do it anyway
You reap what you sew
Oh so the poets say

And I can't see why
But I do it anyway
You reap what you sew
Oh so the poets say
And I can't see why
But I do it anyway
You reap what you sew
Oh so the poets say

Stumble And Fall Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Breathe
It's better than nothing

Believe
Like I know you can fly
Straight through the light now
Hold on
I'm your man
And oh it's a strange world
But to you it still belongs
And I've got a plan
Should you stumble and fall

Keep your arms out
And I will swing for you
Take my hand
And feel free

Smile
You are surviving

C'mon
I'll help you up
And oh it's a strange world
Step up to see it all
And I've got a plan
Should you stumble and fall

Keep your arms out
And I will swing for you
Take my hand
And feel free
Take my hand
And feel free

I know it's not like you need me
Believe me I know
I'm not that tough

And oh since you have me
I'll be there should you call
And I've got a plan
Should you stumble and fall

Keep your arms out
And I will swing for you
Take my hand
And feel free
Keep your arms out
And I will swing for you
Take my hand
And feel free

This Ache Lyrics – Blues Traveler

This ache
That follows you down
from wherever you both came from
Well it won't leave
Quietly
It just waits here noisily with me

I turn to go but quite instead
It sinks it's fangs into my head
And gnaws upon me like a greedy bone
The fragrant scent of parts unknown
I try my best but it gets worse
And fearful of this blessed curse
The moon is full I feel my teeth
My instincts give no sympathy for me

All I want is to stay
Here with you
for at least a couple of minutes more
In your front seat
By any reason I can find
My right foot still dangling out your door

This ache
That follows you down
from wherever you both came from
Well it won't leave
Quietly
It just waits here noisily with me

The pots and pans and bareassed bones
Would have me feeling all alone
But never fear the ache is there
And calmly he pulls up a chair
And through the night we play some hands
While the ache he issues his demands
Yeah the ache he issues his demands
And I'm like Custer at his lemonade stand

And all I have is this ache
Just to see you again
Though I've got no pretext to
And hope
Won't quench my thirst this time
Can't you see that I'm aching for you

I go to sleep when I awake
In the kitchen is my ache
He cooks me breakfast ties my shoes
Puts in the time he pays my dues
He sticks a needle in my eye
And haunts me like some tragic lie
Reminds me 'till I bend to break
That I've been given the gift of...

This ache
That followed you down
from wherever you both came from
Well it won't leave
Quietly
It just waits here noisily with me

This ache
That followed you down
from wherever you both came from

This ache
That followed you down
from wherever you both came from
Well it won't leave
Quietly
It just waits here noisily with me

Mount Normal Lyrics – Blues Traveler

I propose to climb Mount Normal
My expidition needs supply
And fortune smiles upon the fool
Who gives at least a try
And in the quest to take Mount Normal
I've no Sherpa for a guide
It's the kind of trek that feels its way
As I sacrifice my pride
And deign to dare to risk rejection
From what I don't know how to fake
So much that I would give to this
And I don't know what to take

And I am scaling up Mount Normal
And I get higher every day
And I dream to be somebody else
And every night I pray
That I will stand atop Mount Normal
Proudly survey the land and sea
And have happy endings if I grasp
And cling to normalcy

Well I am halfway up Mount Normal
From here at least it looks that way
Because I notice in the newer eyes
A fear I lack today
And it occurred to me this summit
Is something everybody seeks
We're so aware the precipice
While we dream about the peaks

And I am scaling up Mount Normal
And I get higher every day
And I dream to be somebody else
And every night I pray
That I will stand atop Mount Normal
Proudly survey the land and sea
And have happy endings if I grasp
And cling to normalcy

And I'll chip at icy obstacles
Until this mountain is secure
Then I will realize and find my way
At least I'm reasonably sure
When I an high atop Mount Normal
I'll finally forgive the past
And feel at once that I belonged
To normalcy at last

And I'm high atop Mount Normal
And I get higher every day
And I dream to be somebody else
And every night I pray
That I will stand atop Mount Normal
Proudly survey the land and sea
And have happy endings if I grasp
And cling to normalcy

And we are scaling up Mount Normal
And we get higher every day
And we dream to be somebody else
And every night we pray
Someday we'll stand atop Mount Normal
Proudly survey the land and sea
And have happy endings if we grasp
And cling to normalcy

The One Lyrics – Blues Traveler

She charms me
And I am undermined
So silky
Do I want to run my fingers...
Or just run

She dances
And I can barely keep my seat
If I wait it's too late...
Then I rise

And it's begun
Simple as that matter of fact
It isn't really up to you and me
And if you're the one
I could think it again I could also pretend
I wouldn't bet yet but I definitely have to see

A traffic full of people all going home
But in the Jetta next to me
She's on some balcony in Rome
And that guy in the blue Datsun looking angry
Well he's never been anywhere
As for me I'm happy being right here
As long as you're there

And it's begun
Simple as that matter of fact
It isn't really up to you and me
And if you're the one
I could think it again I could also pretend
I wouldn't bet yet but I definitely have to see

If you're the one
Then it's begun
If you're the one
Then it's begun

If you're the one
Simple as that matter of fact
It isn't really up to you and me
And if you're the one
I could think it again I could also pretend
I wouldn't bet yet but I definitely have to see
And if you're the one
I could think it again I could also pretend
I wouldn't bet yet but I definitely have to see

Partner In Crime Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Trouble has always ever managed to find me
I do my best but in the end I usually get away
That's how it's always been quite comfortable in fact
And now at last you've caught me and it's time to finally pay

Is it the dead man walking
Who feels the most alive...

And you're taking it to me
You sent a shock right through me
To begin is a lifetime
My partner in crime
And you're taking it to me
You sent a shock right through me
To begin is a lifetime
My partner in crime

Your lead dog is off the leash and he has treed me
Not the finest hiding place I see in retrospect
The only thing to possibly have freed me
Was the mercy that I squandered
No mercy I expect

Is it the dead man walking
Who feels the most alive...

And you're taking it to me
You sent a shock right through me
To begin is a lifetime
My partner in crime
And you're taking it to me
You sent a shock right through me
To begin is a lifetime
My partner in crime

Is it the dead man walking
Who feels the most alive...

And you're taking it to me
You sent a shock right through me
To begin is a lifetime
My partner in crime
And you're taking it to me
You sent a shock right through me
To begin is a lifetime
My partner in crime
And you're taking it to me
You sent a shock right through me
To begin is a lifetime
My partner in crime

"Bridge" (2001)

Back In The Day Lyrics – Blues Traveler

It's been a while since I've left home
But I'm coming on back today
Kinda funny but I picture it only exactly as it
was back in the day
Sure enough when the train pulls in
There's so little that I recognize
Is it the scenery or my selective memory
Or just a simple fact that I gotta realize
My friends have gone and their lives have
moved on and I guess that's just the way it is
If this town has grown beyond my home
I guess it all comes down to this

I close my eyes and feel like it was back in the day
But those times have long been through
The dying of the light is gone
But it's back in the day
Like a wish that comes half true

There was a time when it was easy to find a
hangout that you knew was yours by name
And mine or not I could find the same spot but
it's never gonna be the same
I've been away and I've seen too much
Looks like I've been moving on as well
And when I started to not really belong
I suppose I was unable to tell
But I ain't sad and no it isn't bad
It's just one more thing I'm coming to know
If you're alive you didn't finish the ride
No telling where it's going to go

I close my eyes and feel like it was back in the day
But those times have long been through
The dying of the light is gone
But it's back in the day
Like a wish that comes half true
It's been a while since I left home
But I'm coming on back today
Kinda funny but I picture it only exactly as it
was back in the day

I close my eyes and feel like it was back in the day
But those times have long been through
The dying of the light is gone
But it's back in the day
Like a wish that comes half true

Girl Inside My Head Lyrics – Blues Traveler

When all is said and done
I wish I needed no one
Never was up to me
Just something in her way that sets me free
It seems so easy
And yeah I try to pay attention
But there's only four things running through my mind

How hard will it be if she is nice to me?
How bad will it get if I let her get to know me?
Should she see the willing dog or should i be a jungle cat?
And most of all my god how does she make her eyes do that?
And i dont need another girl inside my head
Girl inside my head

Johnny be brave I say inside
As i won't take a bite from an apple that she gave me
But that's not what i'm after
Still all along my mother's voice singing "treat her like a lady"
And yeah i try to pay attention
But there's only four things running through my mind

[chorus repeats]

I'm not the only one to write her letters
It doesn't matter anyhow
The question isn't if, but...

[chorus repeats]

Rage Lyrics – Blues Traveler

When the fire
In your belly ain't been shrinking
And there's nothing
Laying around that you could be drinking
Take no mind
As that stranger tries to pass you
Is he blind?
Or couldn't he clearly see the train?
Couldn't he feel the bloody stain?
Not that I'm one to complain
Why do we chaw upon the pain?

It's just the rage
Just the rage
Just rage
Rage

Close my eyes
Pull me in and take my tongue
Taste the lies
That dance around us and we're among
Break your heart
Run out now and tear it up
Then you can start
To give that inner brat a hug
Till the dickhead pulls the rug
Take the fall from high above
No details to what you love

It's just the rage
Just the rage
Just rage
Rage

Calls a masterpiece
"Come and paint me, here I am"
And it's my disease
That I am raging all the time
Fought for reason, fought for rhyme
Then I'm walking up the line
The voice it calls
I must abide
Bound for glory on the other side

It's just the rage
Just rage
Just rage
Rage

Just rage
Just rage
Just rage
Just rage
Just rage
Rage
Rage
Rage

Just For Me Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Just another one, four, five about as cute as can be,
And danceable but I don't really care
I was just glad I'm alive and I had nothing else to do
And besides, the beat was already there

Oh, that's right, no it wasn't me, I didn't do it
Say what you will but you can't blame a thing on me
And really even if you could I said I couldn't care less
Not now, not today, this morning you got me feeling free

Yeah, just me
This one's, this one's just for me
Yeah, yeah, just me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

I swear to God I took a walk and it occurred to me while I was outside
That if I was looking for a miracle I might do well to look up to the sky
The dawn bringing open the day you'd say that it was blinding me
But still I had to stop right there and wonder why
Now, I know for certain, cause I've been around
That the sun shines every day, even though you might not get to see
No matter who, no matter where, no matter weather permitting
The miracle is that sometimes it can burn just for you

Or just me
Oh, this one's burning just for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

I wrote the editor for some news print shots
But he just sent me some old forget-me-nots
And this ain't Vegas but I've played the slots
So I figure on dropping one coin in
And some old Seminole yelled look out below
You know long ago they wouldn't let him go
But now they're laying low in Idaho
And so Geronimo, finally he gets to win

Or lose, who cares about the news
We all live and schmooze, as we choose
The effort's always in the details
I've put in my time
I bump and grind and rise and shine
I whine and whine and pine and ache like everybody else

Yeah, me
Oh, this one's, this one's just for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

Yeah, yeah, yeah me
Oh, this one's, this one's just for me
Yeah, me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

Just another one, four, five about as cute as can be
And danceable but I don't really care

You Reach Me Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Moonlight's in her eyes and I can't see three feet in front of me
And its the middle of the day

Herculean tasks they come and go so easily
When her rods and her cones play

White bluely bathed in Elysian fields they run
And I don't care what time it is
I'd throw my watch away if I could hold the lunar surface
With the flicker of light that she witnesses

And if I'm reaching you
Don't you feel guilty
And there's nothing to do
And you can only help me
And I may never learn
But you can only teach me
I'm not sure where you're trying to go
All I'm saying is that you reach me

Some see the forest for the trees to avoid the trouble
Trouble might be what I'm looking for
Or surely I'd about-face and on the double
But it just doesn't work anymore

No longer up to me a compass leads the way
Restless evening spirit unwilling to cease
Responsible for what the Ouija board might say
Although it's my finger that moves the piece

And if I'm reaching you
Don't you feel guilty
And there's nothing to do
And you could only help me
And I may never learn
But you can only teach me
I'm not sure where you're trying to go
All I'm saying is that you reach me

I lash myself at the helm as my ship sails her reef
A violent storm is all around me
But before me only calm and welcome waters
As if at last she finally found me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
And if I'm reaching you
Now don't you feel guilty
And there's nothing to do
And you could only help me
And I may never learn
But you can only teach me
I'm not sure where you're trying to go
All I'm saying is that you reach me

And I may never learn
But you can only teach me
I'm not sure where you're trying to go
All I'm saying is that you reach me

The wind chimes and you're mine a thousand times
Until my rhymes and other crimes have aged like wine
You are sublime, so fine
You reach me
You reach me

All Hands Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Every time the water breaks and soaks me to the bone
I remember what I left behind by sailing off alone
Pitch and yaw through hurricane, my position is unknown
And the bell rings seven times

Salted brine, I drink it down and breathe it through my nose
No sign of land but I hang on and do my best to close
But the swirling tidal undertow keeps pulling me below
And the bell rings seven times

All hands left on deck

An icy rest is waiting at the bottom of the sea
She's tried her best to take me as I struggle to get free
But while I have a breath to breathe, she isn't taking me
And the bell rings seven times

All hands left on deck

No hope of rescue
No hope of dry ground
The siren calls all souls on board
To follow her down

Swirling silently beneath the noise and light up there
Push past the frozen arms and legs, ignore the lifeless stare
I grab a line that pulls me up for a precious gasp of air
And the bell rings seven times

All hands left on deck

Pretty Angry Lyrics – Blues Traveler

I wish I drank tequila
I wish I stayed up late
But lately when the Sandman comes
You know I just can wait
No, lately I can wait

And we packed up all your boxes
It's all been hauled away
I never stare at walls so bare
'Cause something always stays
Yeah something of you stays

And I wanna shout from my guitar
Come out, come out wherever you are
The joke is over, open your eyes
A heart like yours, it never dies
And I found your keys behind your chair
I still can see you sitting there
This isn't funny; don't fool around
You let me go... you let me down

And I guess I'm still pretty angry
And I don't want to be
I don't know which was the bigger waste of time
Missing you or wishing, instead, it was me

I wish I walked on water
Pulling rabbits from my sleeve
Guessing cards and saving everyone
I wish I still believed
Oh I wish that I believed

That I could also channel voices
That I've endured the burning blade
That I could make some of your choices
I wish I weren't afraid
Of those choices that you've made

Like I could give you what you need
So ollie ollie oxen free
The game is up and I give in
So show yourself so that you can win
Come claim your prize and I don't care
I still can see you standing there
How could you leave, how could you lie?
You cut me off in mid-reply

And I guess I'm still pretty angry
And I don't want to be
I don't know which was the bigger waste of time
Missing you or wishing instead it was me

The will to win, the urge to race
I still can see it on your face
Thought I'd keep up but only crashed
I wasn't built to move that fast
Thought I could match you stride for stride
But I was on the other side
And holding onto the safety rail
With knuckles white, complexion pale
A cloud of dust and you were gone
Thought I would catch you later on
I limped behind, your race was won
But were you racing or on the run?
How you enjoyed, you loved to drive
And I'm destroyed... 'cause I'm alive

And I guess I'm still pretty angry
And I don't want to be
I don't know which was the bigger waste of time
Missing you or wishing, instead, it was me

And I guess I'm still pretty angry
And I don't want to be
I don't know which was the bigger waste of time
Missing you...

The Way Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Nobody told me it would be good
But I still wanted it to be
Do your homework like you should
Hoping something sets you free (What'll it be)
Afraid of ultimate decay
Never stopping but to rust
Eager to get it underway
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust (If you must)

And if you want to worship truth
And be it medicine, meditation or God or the evening news
Or a fairy tale I sing to you
And there's an answer when you pray
The way of things, there is a way
The way of things, there is a way
There is a way
By it you learn you will increase
A million ways to hear its voice
And you will finally feel aware
That you're a part of everywhere

You tell me God is dead
Well I say God always was
Life, death, living and dying all at the same
You know, that's all it ever does
Could be God is our idea
And ideas never die
Created in its image
We seek its light from up on high (Give it a try)

And if you want to worship truth
And be it medicine, meditation or God or the evening news
Or a fairy tale I sing to you
And there's an answer when you pray
The way of things, there is a way
The way of things, there is a way
There is a way
The way of things, there is a way
By it you learn you will increase
A million ways to hear its voice
And you will finally feel aware
That you're a part of everywhere

I wanna try to play the way
That R2-D2 beeps and squeaks and tells you everything
You know there's so much else to say
The infinite eternal chase
The quenching of the thirst

And if you want to worship truth
Be it medicine, meditation or God or the evening news
Or a fairy tale I sing to you
There is an answer when you pray
The way of things, there is a way
The way of things, there is a way
There is a way
The way of things, there is a way

By it you learn you will increase
You will affect your own release
A million ways to hear its voice
And in the end you've got no choice
You will finally feel aware
That you're a part of everywhere
And there's an answer when you pray
The way of things, there is a way
There is a way
The way of things, there is a way...

Sadly A Fiction Lyrics – Blues Traveler

And when the day begins I need her to begin me
She's hell-for-leather when I let her see what's in me
It's so addicting there's no predicting what's she's going to do or say
By the gods that made her I can't persuade her but she'll do it for me anyway

She isn't real
No, I've never met her
Simply a hope, perchance to dream
Ah but still, I can't forget her
Hope springs eternal it would seem

Sadly a fiction my predilection for her arrival
She'll smile politely then only slightly to my would-be rival
There's no denying that I am dying for a chance to be her faith
It's almost tragic to hope for magic but still something in me waits

She isn't real
No, I've never met her
Simply a hope, perchance to dream
Oh, but still I can't forget her
Hope springs eternal it would seem

She isn't real
No, I've never met her
Simply a hope, perchance to dream
Ah but still, I can't forget her
Hope springs eternal it would seem

You're Burning Me Lyrics – Blues Traveler

I'm looking for some kind of sign
My dream is made of gold
I tread upon with muddy feet
My fever leaves me cold
I'm stretched across a thousand miles
And there's nothing I can do
Useless machines without your word
And the ropes are burning through

Fire is flame
You're burning me
Passion is pain
You're burning me

The flickering illuminates
But I only see your face
Paradise to he who waits
But it doesn't know it's place
I stand beyond the bain of time
I'm strong against the sand
Trapped inside the hourglass
Turning over in your hands

Fire is flame
You're burning me
Passion is pain
You're burning me

I'm at your mercy, at your feet
It isn't good enough
Though I am burned, I don't retain the heat
Without the sunshine of your love
You maketh me of fire and flame
No engine is en route
There's no evil in the joy you bring
But there's torture all about

Fire is flame
You're burning me
Passion is pain
You're burning me

Decision Of The Skies Lyrics – Blues Traveler

When you're living in a series of atmospheres
You don't stand upon the world, but within it
And the faster that you move, the lighter you become
The farther out you go, the better the view

And you wanna rise
So that you can last
Take it all in slowly
Real fast

The capsule goes at 17,000 miles an hour
To make the sky act like a pond
And if it should slow down
Then the mighty ship will sink
As if falling through the sea
So your destination for the outskirts
Thinks the answer lies beyond
But the slower that you go
The more substantial you become
Come to rest against the pure and solid center

And you wanna last
So that you might rise
Take it all in slow
That's the decision of the skies
The decision of the skies

Your best discovery will always be
Simply what you see
And there's something to look at
...everywhere
Devoid of any destination
Yes, you're part of a relation
From the cold ocean floor
And beyond the softest air

When you're living, you're just a series of atmospheres
Whatever velocity appeals
And no matter how you move
You're going to become
You cannot end and there's no beginning
The farthest you can go is right behind you
The closest you can get is nowhere near
And it could make you wonder where
When you're discussing here or there
And do you really have to get going

And nothing lasts
And only time really flies
And you're always free
From the decision of the skies
Decision of the skies

You Lost Me There Lyrics – Blues Traveler

I've been hoping for some last stand
To bank everything on one heroic play
But when you're waiting for your big chance
I've come to learn that it don't go down that way
And I'm not talking about no free ride
I've stood by and I've watched them fade to dust
Its not for high ideals
'Cause you know I've tried
At some point I think everybody must

And you lost me there
What's the point of playing if you're trying to win
And I don't care
I can't get over and I can't get in

I wish that I could feel so free and wise
As to satisfy the justice that I crave
The sun will set again, the sun will rise
In the darkness I will have to try to be brave

And you lost me there
What's the point of playing if you're trying to win
And I don't care
I can't get over and I can't get in

In loving faith I know a time will come
When day and night, both, you and I will see
If thats just a prayer, that thy will be done
Thats just the way I wanted it to be

And you lost me there
What's the point of playing if you're trying to win
And I don't care
I can't get over when I can't get in

EP: "Decisions Of The Sky: A Traveler's Tale Of Sun And Storm" (2000)

12 Swords Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Here I stand and alas
Of a warrior's class
Apprentice turned sorcerer I

I've seen many wars end
Made the battle my friend
None am I afraid to defy

I've done as I please
Yet I fall to my knees
Weak and bleeding sure that I'm through

And as I lay there to die
I can see the night sky
And suddenly I'm thinking of you

Does the crescent moon rise
By the light of your eyes
Can you see the star that I'm wishing on
And is it shining as bright
From where you see it tonight
And does the love that you feel make you strong
On my twelve swords I'm yours
Till you need me no more
And I'll wish away till morning

Like a harvested husk
Another city sacked at dusk
The rampaging conquest goes well
But I cannot erase
The memory of our embrace
Without you I'd have died where I fell

And I must ask again
Is the battle my friend
What will my life and sorcery be

I only know this is true
That indeed I love you
And I ask by the first star I see

Does the crescent moon rise
By the light of your eyes
Can you see the star that I'm wishing on
And is it shining as bright
From where you see it tonight
And does the love that you feel make you strong

Does the crescent moon rise
By the light of your eyes
Can you see the star that I'm wishing on
And is it shining as bright
From where you see it tonight
And does the love that you feel make you strong

On my twelve swords I'm yours
Till you need me no more
And I'll wish away till morning
And I'll wish away till morning

The Sun And The Storm Lyrics – Blues Traveler

My heart's the sun and the storm
Always in two separate ways
The conflict leaving me torn
While a compromise stays
My heart's the sun and the storm

My heart's the storm and the sun
Who never peacefully share
Always a blight on the one
While the other won't care
My heart's the storm and the sun

And in the end I can...
Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning in the din of some endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you

My love it shines like a star
It's warm and nourishing light
Wherever she and I are
We fuse into one
My heart it burns like the sun

The storm it turns my sky grey
Thundering on when I play
Waking me making me right
when the lightning takes form
My heart rages like the storm

And in the end I can...
Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning in the din of some endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you

Eeny meeny miney moe
I try to cling or let go
But the needle won't move
It just deepens the groove
Till the record gets worn
My heart's the sun and the storm
My heart's the sun and the storm
My heart's the sun and the storm
My heart's the sun and I

Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning in the din of some endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you

(Feel so anxious in their eyes)
(Devoid of any alibis)
(Drowning in the din of some endless tune)
(That pulls at me and away from you)

Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning with the din of endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you

(suck it in suck it in suck it in if you're rin tin tin)
(make a desperate move or else you'll win and then begin to)
(see what you're doing to me this MTV is not for free)
(it's so PC it's killing me so desperately I sing to thee of)

Hey Jude
Don't make it bad
Take sad song and make it better
Remember
when you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

(love)
(sure but also rage and hate and pain)
(and fear of self and I can't keep these feelings on the)
(shelf)
(I tried but no in fact I lied)
(Could be financial suicide but I've got too much pride inside)

Dearly beloved
We are gathered together to talk about this thing called life
Funny thing called life
Come on people give it what you can!
Give your love, give your heart, give it all!
Everybody's got a sun that he's talking about
People let me hear you! Come on!
Yeah
...
...
...
Hey yeah
...
...
Whoa
Ohhhhh...

(to hide, or slide)
(I'll do as I decide)
(and let it ride)
(untill I've died and only)
(then shall I abide this tide)
(of catchy little tunes)
(of hip three minute ditties)
(I wanna bust all your balloons)
(I wanna burn all of your cities to the ground, I've found)
(I will not mess around unless I play, then hey)
(I will go on all day)

(hear what I say I have a prayer to pray that's really all this was)
(and when I'm feeling stuck and need a buck I don't rely on luck)
(because the Hook....)

[incoherent low pitched mumbling in background]

Hey, what happened?
hey, I had my big solo coming
Where's my check?
Yeah, where's my check too?
Hey, what are they doing?
Oh. what. Rehearsal?
Hey, hey, yeah I'm talking to you
Hey!
Ooga Booga Booga
Nobody ever takes the guy with the high voice real seriously
Good evening friends
But I have needs and rights too
Is there a bathroom?
What about my feelings?
Yeah.

Traveler Suite Lyrics – Blues Traveler

[PART I - INTRO]

[Instrumental]

[PART II - SETTING SUN]

She is all I ever wanted
She could make me lie
I don't think she's dead or anything, but I still feel haunted
Something in the way she said goodbye
This time
Not like before
It could be me but it seemed like I needn't return
That's right Little Johnny gets to go and fight his war
And as he rides off in the sunset he feels the last rays burn
And shine

My setting sun
No we ain't done
My setting sun
No we ain't done
The only one
Who makes me run
The setting sun
No we ain't done

What the hell'd she mean
When she turned away and said don't you ever forget me
And why the sad routine
The tear in her eye, and my glib reply when I said "You'd never let me"
Oh no not she

I found a letter
I found it in a pocket that she must have slipped it in
It basically told me to forget her
Now I ain't no genius, but I think I could begin
To see

My setting sun
No we ain't done
My setting sun
No we ain't done
The only one
Who makes me run
The setting sun
No we ain't done

With the sun obscured from view
And none but the night left to keep me warm
It's me my darling with nothing left to do
But surrender to the coming storm
And I am born

[PART III - COLOR ME GONE]

With nothing to lose, and freedom to gain
I rode west at nightfall through freezing rain
Relying on luck, and the wit of my brain
Visions of plunder and endless campaign
Numb the pain

There is comfort in the saddle and the earth is good and soft
Build a sail to catch the wind set my chariot aloft
I'm rounding on the parapet and another city burns
Harvest all creation for its ominous returns
And then well before dawn you can color me gone

Moving on to the next after killing my prey
Growing steadily easier each one I'd slay
By blood and by battle, making my way
Unto the breach and into the fray
When I play

There is comfort in the saddle and the earth is good and soft
Build a sail to catch the wind set my chariot aloft
I'm rounding on the parapet and another city burns
Harvest all creation for its ominous returns
And then well before dawn you can color me gone

Come hell come high water come into me
Storm bring your flood waters turn desert to sea
Destroy all my obstacles whatever they be
Extinguish all light and fell every tree
Set me free!

[PART IV - LOW BRANCH]

A low branch touching the water
Feels the currents' take
A mighty river bends her
But oh, oh, oh
She won't break
Ain't gonna break anytime soon

A candle's flame she dances
When sudden a tempest blows
She dwindles and dims against the cold, cold winds
And oh, oh, oh
Then she grows

Somehow I gotta come and see
Someway it's familiar to me
Gently she'll try and try and try
It amazes me and I gotta find out why

[PART V - PANCHO]

[Instrumental]

[PART VI - LOW BRANCH (REPRISE)]

Somehow I gotta come and see
Some way she's familiar to me
Gently she'll try and try and try
It amazes me and I gotta find out why

I may never understand her
Her secret is not to know
Nothing for me to do with or for or to
But oh, oh, oh
I just love to watch her go

[PART VII - COLOR ME GONE (REPRISE)]

I am the river that bends the branch
I am the tempest that dwindles the flame
No one can stand the avalanche
The beast can be bargained but he can't be tamed
The die casts long ago the Rubicon crossed
No one can hold me or alter my fate
Balance and equilibrium lost
Tribe on the move the momentum won't wait
It's too late...

There is comfort in the saddle and the earth is good and soft
Build a sail to catch the wind set my chariot aloft
I am rounding on the parapet and another city burns
Harvest all creation for its ominous returns
And then well before dawn you can collar me gone

[PART VIII - SETTING SUN (REPRISE)]

She was all I ever wanted
Maybe now I'm wanting something more
So we start away in the new day undaunted
Maybe that is what the morning's for
But you can't be sure

The Path Lyrics – Blues Traveler

When the Sun and the Storm refuse to yield
Each celebrating power that they wield
Their stubbornness and strength are revealed
And they combine to grow the crops in every field
And the partnership is sealed

I've come to realize they've grown me too
And there isn't much about it either can do
When dreams that you chase after shower you
While the love that you allow comes shining through
Creates a path of every hue

This Path is narrow
Just wide enough to follow
I wonder where it will go
So I shall try, with my sharpest eye
To keep this rainbow in my view

[Rapping]
Prepared is the way I see
Before me lies my destiny
It sprawls out to infinity
Should I choose to step upon
Always just believeable
With colors inconceivable
It forces me to see him
For what hope has now become
...what hope has now become

This Path is narrow
Just wide enough to follow
I wonder where it will go
So I shall try, with my sharpest eye
To keep this rainbow in my view

So I teeter, so I sway
Eternally almost falling off, I'm on my way
The Path so fragile
And the Path forgives
But only he who seeks its color truly lives

This Path is narrow
Just wide enough to follow
I wonder where it will go
So I shall try, with my sharpest eye
To keep this rainbow in my view

This Path is narrow
Just wide enough to follow
I wonder where it will go
So I shall try, with my sharpest eye
To keep this rainbow in my view

The Sun on the one hand
And the Storm on the other
Only when I stand between
Do I become yet another

"Straight On Till Morning" (1997)

Carolina Blues Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Tryin' to make a train at sunrise
Gonna have to run a red light
Tryin' to make a train at sunrise
Gonna have to run a red light
Travlin' with my Carolina
You know, the girl kept me up all night
And when my Carolina throw down
You know the girl know how to fight

Don't think we're gonna make it
There's nothin' else that anyone could do
I Don't think we're gonna make it
There's nothin' else than anyone could say
I almost got the feelin'
That Carolina like it that way
Said I'm waitin' on the trainman
To hurry up and take my pain away
Hear what I say

All aboard
All aboard
Wait for me
Wait for me
Wait for me

Trainman kept his promise
I'm gonna try and go on back to bed
Said the trainman kept his promise
I'm gonna try and go on back to bed
I can't sleep anyway
Thinkin' about what my Carolina said
And, oh, my Carolina,
Runnin' like a freight train through my head

Felicia Lyrics – Blues Traveler

And if my two left feet could settle down and split the difference
Tripping over myself in every way that I know how
Perhaps in time I could surpass my coy facade of vast indifference
But I've already reached the maximum of what my law allows
You tell me to relax you tell me
Not to try so hard
But in the end it only makes me want to more
To figure out some way to play some major part

So I watch her move and I watch her work
Satisfy my voyeuristic quirk
Old habits they are hard to break
Just harder than it is to take
And when she looks away I tap my feet
I try my best to be discreet
Careful so she won't find out
How much I want to shout

Come on and dance with me Felicia
And show me how to do that step I never thought I could
You always move so gracefully
And I was never any good
But maybe if you'll dance with me
I'd feel as nimble as a cheetah Felicia
The momentary soaring of an eagle would be me
Come on Felicia set me free
And when you start to close your eyes
You know you move so beautifully
I want to dance with you come on and dance with me Felicia

I suppose the thing that gets me most is that if I'd bothered ever
I wouldn't feel so much like Casey who never got to bat
You cannot help but laugh at me singing better late than never
And more and more I realize I have no argument for that
I can almost work up the nerve for a declaration
I can almost hear me speak the words as I gain resolve
But then you move and you twirl and you smile at me
And my inhibition and my courage both dissolve

And so I'm standing there and I do not move
In spite of her momentous groove
And for a moment I can barely see
A glimpse of how good it could be
And then I must admit that I want to try
To look Felicia in the eye
And when the music starts to play
To smile at her and say

Come on and dance with me Felicia
And show me how to do that step I never thought I could
You always move so gracefully
And I was never any good
But maybe if you'll dance with me
I'd feel as nimble as a cheetah Felicia
The momentary soaring of an eagle would be me
Come on Felicia set me free
And when you start to close your eyes
You know you move so beautifully
I want to dance with you come on and dance with me Felicia

And so I'm standing there and I do not move
In spite of her momentous groove
And for a moment I can barely see
A glimpse of how good it could be
And then I must admit that I want to try
To look Felicia in the eye
And when the music starts to play
To smile at her and say

Come on and dance with me Felicia
And show me how to do that step I never thought I could
You always move so gracefully
And I was never any good
But maybe if you'll dance with me
I'd feel as nimble as a cheetah Felicia
The momentary soaring of an eagle would be me
Come on Felicia set me free
And when you start to close your eyes
You know you move so beautifully
I want to dance with you come on and dance with me Felicia
I want to dance with you come on and dance with me Felicia
Dance with me I want to dance with you Felicia

Justify The Thrill Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Break away Break away
Blinkon and Nod
Carelessly with matches play
Telling you you're odd
Foolishly he lets it burn
Aware of different shapes
And so he makes his hand a fist
And never looks at what he rapes

And who am I to say I don't understand it
And if feeling better justifies the thrill
Who'd be stupid enough to say it doesn't have to be that way
I will

Sing a song of sixty pence
For a pocket full of rye
And kill all that he represents
To ensure that he will die
Chase him from the public square
Or hang him from a tree
And tell his kind they best beware
Because he's different from me

And who am I to say I don't understand it
And if feeling better justifies the thrill
Who'd be stupid enough to say it doesn't have to be that way
I will

Twinkle Twinkle little star
We have you in our sights
Dangerous, we come this far
The serpent giggles with delight
The pigs head on a stick does grin
As we teeter on the brink
He's singing you are all my children
My islands bigger than you think

And who am I to say I don't understand it
And if feeling better justifies the thrill
Who'd be stupid enough to say it doesn't have to be that way
I will
I will
I will
I will

Canadian Rose Lyrics – Blues Traveler

Autumn air it carries me there
Less than an hour to go
Six hundred miles an hour
And still it feels so slow
I'm trying to get back to Burlington
To a square in the center of town
To a spot on a wooden table
Where her feet didn't reach the ground
And when she kisses me it tasted like cinnamon
And her skin smelled of cider and rose
And when she looked at me we both got quiet
And my heart beat so hard we were in so close
Once in such a beautiful while that still makes me smile

And she called me her ugly American
And I would call her my Canadian flower
And I don't think that we'll ever get there again
We had such power
And she would call me her ugly American
And I'll remember my Canadian rose
Especially when the fall comes to Burlington
We were in so close

I finally made it this town looks rearranged
I don't know these people anymore
But in the best ways not much else has changed
From the way it was before
And at least they still have that certain table
Where I once carved a particular name
I run my finger through the weathered carving
And I almost can feel the same
And my mouth it almost tastes just like cinnamon
As I ponder what my pilgrimage means
And I try to figure out where Vancouver is from here
And I listen to the leaves
If only for a beautiful while that still makes me smile

And she called me her ugly American
And I would call her my Canadian flower
And I don't think that we'll ever get there again
We had such power
And she would call me her ugly American
And I'll remember my Canadian rose
Especially when the fall comes to Burlington
We were in so close

And every single hope and dream I could ever conjure up
Passionately springs in me and all things are possible
Plausible and perfectly both of ours forever after and every day
At least it seemed that way
Once in such a beautiful while that still makes me smile

And she called me her ugly American
And I would call her my Canadian flower
And I don't think that we'll ever get there again
We had such power
And she would call me her ugly American
And I'll remember my Canadian rose
Especially when the fall comes to Burlington
We were in so close