SUPERMAN FANTASY

You got your superman fantasy,
flying in to save me,
tryin’ to be a hero with your help,
but I can do it all much easier myself.

You got your mystical energy,
swirling all around me,
tryin’ to keep me under your control,
oh, but there’s so much farther that you need to go.

I don’t need no x-ray vision to see right through your walls.
I don’t need to fly or levitate to free my soul.
It’s just a part of human nature,
pride comes before the fall,
and there ain’t no superpowers needed here at all.

You got your hidden identity,
keeping secrets from me,
tryin’ to operate and act in stealth,
but complicating things will only hurt yourself.

You got your burning intensity,
flaming light to blind me,
tryin’ to penetrate and overwhelm,
oh, but I like it bright in case you couldn’t tell.

I don’t need no x-ray vision to see right through your walls.
I don’t need to fly or levitate to free my soul.
It’s just a part of human nature,
pride comes before the fall,
and there ain’t no superpowers needed here at all.

So go and hang your cape by the door,
and come here and sit with me on the floor.

‘Cause you don’t need no x-ray vision to see right through my walls.
You don’t need to fly or levitate to free your soul.
It’s just a part of human nature,
pride comes before the fall,
and there ain’t no superpowers needed here at all.

No there ain’t no superpowers needed here at all.
There ain’t no superpowers needed here at all.

NO EASY WAY OUT

I made a big mistake.
It was so long ago, but it seems like it was yesterday.
And now I sift through the remains.

Trying to find the key
that was lost in the rubble, I’m afraid that it’s just too damn deep,
and I’ll never slip out of these chains.

You met me when I was innocent,
bright eyed, naive, and inexperienced,
before I knew what love was about.
Now there ain’t no easy way out.

I know I made my bed.
It was all up to me and I had no idea what lay ahead.
And so you won’t hear me complain

or trying to make you see
the view from where I’m standing among the piles of debris.
I think it all should be quite plain.

You met me when I was innocent,
bright eyed, naive, and inexperienced,
before I knew what love was about.
Now there ain’t no easy way out.

There ain’t no easy way out.

I made a big mistake.
It was so long ago but it seems like it was yesterday.

You met me when I was innocent,
bright eyed, naive, and inexperienced,
before I knew what love was about.
Now there ain’t no easy way out.

I DON’T THINK WE HAVE EVER MET

Always assuming something,
but you know next to nothing
about me or my past.

You must spend your time dreaming,
thinking instead of seeing,
imagination running fast.

But if all you have are fantasies,
how can you say you care for me?
No matter how I try there’s no connect.

Cause you are always far away,
lost in some safe and secret place,
where neither love or hurt can ever get.

And so I don’t think we have ever met.

I’d really like to meet you,
and spend time with someone who
could talk to me without pretense.

With no false misconceptions,
merely based on wrong impressions,
that logically do not make sense.

But if all you have are fantasies,
how can you say you care for me?
No matter how I try there’s no connect.

Cause you are always far away,
lost in some safe and secret place,
where neither love or hurt can ever get.

And so I don’t think we have ever met.

And I have given it time, I have given it space,
hoping you would meet me in this place,
where you don’t want to run and you don’t want to hide,
and the doors once closed are open wide.

But you’re always assuming something,
when you know next to nothing
about me or who I am.

If you have any questions,
I’m here to answer them,
all you have to do is ask.

But if all you have are fantasies,
how can you say you care for me?
No matter how I try there’s no connect.

Cause you are always far away,
lost in some safe and secret place,
where neither love or hurt can ever get.

And so I don’t think we have ever met.
No, I don’t think we have ever met.
I really don’t think we have ever met.

SMALL TALK

I don’t care about the weather.
That don’t bother me at all.
Let it rain until whenever
rivers rise and skies shall fall.

I know you’re thinking about me.
And I know you’re not what I need.
Can we stop with all the small talk?
Because I’m ready to proceed.

I heard all about your brother,
and your job down at the store,
the TV show you just discovered,
you told it all to me before.

I know you’re thinking about me.
And I know I’m not what you need.
So we can stop with all the small talk
if you’re ready to proceed.

You lie awake at night,
I hear you screaming my name.
And you know you must admit
that I do the same.

I got the window open,
the time is a quarter to one.
I’m staring at the ceiling,
it’s clear you’re nearly done.

I’ve always known you as my neighbor,
well for as long as I recall.
They built our homes so close together,
I hear your breath upon my walls.

So I know you’re thinking about me.
And I know you’re not what I need.
So we can stick to all the small talk
until we’re ready to proceed.

But you lie awake at night,
I hear you screaming my name.
And you know I must admit
that I do the same.

Yeah I lie awake at night,
You hear me screaming your name.
And you know you must admit
that you do the same.

SAILING AWAY

Our love is like a sinking ship
that’s underequipped
to keep us afloat
when it’s on its way down.

The water has begun to churn,
already has engulfed the stern.
I’m on a lifeboat,
but you’re stuck on the bow.

They tell me to save myself,
but I can’t hear that sound.
They tell me to just shut up and sit down.
Maybe they’ll be sailing away,
but I know that I’ll be dredging you out.
Yes I know that I’ll be dredging you out.

It could have been the careless sailor.
It could have been the helpless crew.
It could have been the broken compass
that let the ship through.

Maybe we will never know
how we met this fateful end.
Maybe they can let this go,
but I’ll be coming back again.

They tell me to save myself
as I’m watching you drown.
They tell me to just shut up and sit down.
Maybe they’ll be sailing away,
but I know that I’ll be dredging you out.
Yes I know I’ll be back dredging you out.

I wish my feet were back on the ground,
because the water’s rising fast all around,
and I don’t have nothing left here but hope,
but that’s not enough to keep us afloat.

They tell me to save myself,
but I can’t hear that sound.
They tell me to just shut up and sit down.
Maybe they’ll be sailing away,
but I know I’ll be back dredging you out.
Yes I know I’ll be back dredging you out.

PRISON

It feels like prison and I’m miserable.
There ain’t no difference, it’s dismissible.
What you’ve been telling me and what it really is
bear no resemblance, they’re only empty promises.

There ain’t no freedom, it’s inflexible.
I’m serving time, it’s reprehensible.
I said specifically how I need it to be.
At the expense of mine, you’ve taken liberty.

With mind wide open I have walking into the door,
expanding energy, no limits like before.
Moving in circles doesn’t get us anywhere.
In order to proceed, we must become aware.

I’m moving forward, it’s unstoppable.
You’re standing still, it’s quite remarkable.
So many things have changed and yet it’s still the same.
Habits from yesterday consume and then remain.

With mind wide open I have walking into the door,
expanding energy, no limits like before.
Moving in circles doesn’t get us anywhere.
In order to proceed, we must become aware.

Yeah, we must become aware.

RUNAWAY TRAIN

She came here for the money because his love was not enough,
Now she’s living the city life downtown, she’s living it up.
Got a job down on Wall Street, making new friends and plenty of cash, she said
I’m gonna ride this runaway train until I crash.

She met a boy from Kentucky with nothing but dreams of Hollywood
At a Gramercy coffee shop where he served her drinks and food.
Landed his first acting gig, he was intent on making a splash, he said
I’m gonna ride this runaway train until I crash.

Well I don’t know exactly where I’m headed
because I can’t see down the track,
but I bought myself a one way ticket
so there ain’t no looking back, I’m telling you…

He had a friend in the army counting the days until his service ends.
Couldn’t stand the institutional life, the regulations and the commands.
He was going civilian, he was heading to Vegas having a blast, he said
I’m gonna ride this runaway train until I crash.

Well I don’t know exactly where I’m headed
because I can’t see down the track,
but I bought myself a one way ticket
so there ain’t no looking back, I’m telling you…

I met them all at a party, it was open bar and drinks were free.
They told me all their stories then the subject turned to me.
I said that I had a plan and it was funny they should ask because
I’m gonna ride this runaway train until I crash.

Yeah I don’t know exactly where I’m headed
because I can’t see down the track,
but I bought myself a one way ticket
so there ain’t no looking back, I’m telling you…

I’m gonna ride this runaway train until I crash,
I’m gonna ride this runaway train until I crash,
I’m gonna ride this runaway train until I crash,

BRAND NEW DAY

I’ll let you wish on my four leaf clover,
I got good luck in my hands.
And when you need me I’ll be right over,
I’ll move as quick as I can.

I’ll let you have my last chocolate donut,
cause I got sweetness to spare.
Oh, if you’re scared and you keep your eyes shut,
I’ll lead us both safely there, yeah,
I’ll lead us both safely there.

Look at all the magazines,
trying to turn us into beauty queens.
I’d rather listen to the radio,
and sing along to all the songs I know, singing

Every day is a brand new day,
and I think I can make it.
Ain’t no troubles will get in my way,
if there’s a challenge, I’ll take it.

I’ll let you try my new magic potion,
I’ve got a powerful blend.
And anything that you put in motion,
I’ll see it through to the end.

I’ll sign your cast if your arm gets broken
with little hearts drawn in red.
I’ll read your mind when no words are spoken,
and I’ll know just what you said, yes
I’ll know just what you said.

Look at all the TV screens,
hiding what’s happening behind the scenes.
I’d rather listen to the radio
and sing along to all the songs I know, singing

Every day is a brand new day,
and I think I can make it.
Ain’t no troubles will get in my way,
if there’s a challenge, I’ll take it.

Every day is a brand new day.
Every day is a brand new day.
Every day is a brand new day.
Every day is a brand new day.

TRAVELING ON

You know I left my baby in the summertime
and for all these months he’s been on my mind.
I guess a love like that is just hard to find,
so now I must be traveling on.

I been working hard, I been on the road,
I been stuck out here in the sleet and cold,
but there’s only one place that I want to go,
so now I must be traveling on.

And every mile I drive only helps remind me
of all the time gone by since I been on my own.
Yeah, somehow I survived the loneliness inside me.
Now it’s gone, and I’m traveling on, I’m coming home.

You know I told my friends and all my family
that there’s a great big world I’ve always wanted to see,
and I just can’t pass up the opportunity,
so now I must be traveling on.

I’ve been north and south, I’ve been west and east,
I’ve been standing here on my own two feet.
I know who I am and who I want to be,
so now I must be traveling on.

And every mile I drive only helps remind me
of all the time gone by since I been on my own.
Yeah, somehow I survived the loneliness inside me.
Now it’s gone, and I’m traveling on, I’m coming home.

I’ve been out here on this highway for so long.
It’s led me everywhere but back where I belong.

You know I left my baby in the summertime
and for all these months he’s been on my mind.
I guess a love like that is just hard to find,
so now I must be traveling on.

I been working hard, I been on the road,
I been stuck out here in the sleet and cold,
but there’s only one place that I want to go,
so now I must be traveling on.

SAY GOODBYE

And I don’t want to say goodbye,
but I don’t see any way that this can be.
Tears come to my eyes
each time I tell you what I need.

So is it any wonder
I have no choice but to leave.
I don’t want to say goodbye,
but I can’t keep sacrificing me.

I gave you all you’ve ever asked for.
If you wanted sunshine then I painted the sky.
Now all I want is just an answer.
Yet you refuse to tell me why.

So I don’t want to say goodbye,
but I don’t see any way that this can be.
Tears come to my eyes
each time I tell you what I need.

So is it any wonder
I have no choice but to leave.
I don’t want to say goodbye,
but I can’t keep sacrificing me.

I’m always there for you to lean on,
and my support has been an endless supply.
The solid rock to build your dreams on,
and yet you won’t help me with mine.

So I don’t want to say goodbye,
but I don’t see any way that this can be.
Tears come to my eyes
each time I tell you what I need.

So is it any wonder
I have no choice but to leave.
I don’t want to say goodbye,
but I can’t keep sacrificing me.

I SAID I LOVED YOU BUT I LIED

I said I loved you, but I lied.
Wanted to kiss you, so I tried.
Somehow, I thought you’d turn away,
but unexpectedly you stayed.

Beneath a canopy of stars,
immersed in soft Spanish guitars,
then sunlight came to claim the night,
before good morning came goodbye.

Only the melody remains,
lingering smoke after the flame,
lost in the wind tossed far and wide.
I never loved you, but I lie.