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All Lyrics Copyright © 2008 Joshua Kruse

 

YOUR ENEMY     FOUR CHORD SONG     LITTLE WHITE LIE     BOSS OF ME     ROOF'S GONNA FALL

UNEDITED     SHE EASES HER SEAT BACK     YOUTH     EPIPHANY     CRAZY ROCKET

 

 

YOUR ENEMY   top

It's been a long time; waiting for something to change

For the better, but it hasn't happened quite yet.

And I wonder why I gamble with my happiness,

when sticking with you always seems to be my best bet.

            But you're always there to save me

            Even when I get a crazy

            I'm in over my head this time around…

                        Cause I'm tired of fighting - you gotta believe it

                        Tell me, honey, whatcha gonna do?

                        You can say you're leaving - you can take it or leave it

                        Tell me, honey, whatcha gonna do?  

                        Don't wanna be your enemy!  Don't wanna be your enemy!

Well I know it's hard when you're in a relationship so long

You forget what it's like to be on your own.

It's the push and the pull, the give and the take,

Empty spaces between all the things that you wish you could say.              

                                    And it's nothing,  nothing to worry about

                                    When it's 4:30 in the morning

and you're complaining that I stole all the covers again.

Cause it's something,  something to laugh about

When you complain it's just a simple flaw in my character.

And my character, and our characters can complete the scene.

Don't wanna be your enemy!!

 

FOUR CHORD SONG   top

Who we are isn't who we were then.

We were so much stronger and prouder…and everything.

But we aren't now, because somewhere along the way,

Is slowly what we became.

But you…

Your memory keeps me strong

                        Cause it's beautiful like the perfect four-chord song.

            And your hope always moved me along

                        Cause it's beautiful like the perfect four-chord song.

            And your memory lingers on

                        Cause it's beautiful like the perfect four-chord song.

            And you're somewhere…out there.

We always said we wanted a house in Montana

With a wrap-around porch, near a lake and

We used to wear brown shoes and green gloves

And have little inside jokes that nobody knew

But us and that was fine, as far as we were concerned.

Isn't it funny how the concern changes a little bit,

with every little bit that you learn…?

Your memory keeps me strong

                        Cause it's beautiful like the perfect four-chord song.

            Your heart always made me more than what I ever thought I could be.

            Memories linger on

                        When they're beautiful like a perfect four-chord song.

            And you're somewhere…out there.

Now our days are so much different;

We surround ourselves with

People that we never thought we would've.

Now you've got somebody new.

That's fine as far as I go.

Cause I now have somebody too, who completes me in ways

That I'd never ever dreamed of…

And I feel no regret.

The perfect four-chord song. 

Yeah she's beautiful like a perfect four-chord song.

The perfect four-chord song,

Yeah she's beautiful like a perfect chord song.

And she's right here…

She's right here.

 

LITTLE WHITE LIE   top

He gets a Christmas card in the mail

His family says they miss him

And though he'd like to see them for a while,

He's got another show, another crowd to try and make smile,

Though they'll probably forget him tomorrow.

So he packs up his things and on his way

He finally gets to thinking:

Its no use in worrying them about the things I've gone through

He says, I'll just try to play it out, act like everything's cool

And hopefully, it'll all pan out fine some day…

So don't listen to me

Cause I don't know how to tell the truth.

What's wrong with a little white lie?

            We all do it sometimes to get by.

Just don't tell me that you believe me.

 

BOSS OF ME   top

Gonna let you be the boss of me

Gonna let you take control

of all my thoughts and all of my soul

Take this desperate heart of mine and squeeze.

Gonna let you be the boss of me

Keep me on a short leash

Just in case I ever choose to disagree

And tug it fast, do what you please.

I'm not saying I can't fend for myself

            It's just that it's easier this way

            With my emotions and these thoughts in my head,

            It's hard to think…

            So could you do it for me?

            At least for a while…at least for a while…

Gonna let you be the boss of me

Make me any way you'd like

Never too far from your sights

I swear you never lose an argument or a fight

Because I'm always wrong, cause you're always right.

            I'm not saying I can't fend for myself

            It's just that it's easier this way

            With my emotions and these thoughts in my head,

            It's hard to think…

            So could you do it for me?

            At least for a while…at least for a while…

            At least for a while…at least for a while…??

 

ROOF’S GONNA FALL   top

You shuffle your feet across the kitchen floor,

as the cat-hair sticks to your socks;

Open up the fridge out of thoughtless habit 

last year's condiments

compliment the empty spaces on the shelf

where the dishes used to be,

must've relocated and piled up in the sink

cause in this old house where the foundation lays

the memories swell and sway.

            But one of these days the roof's gonna fall down on you

            And no one's gonna dig you out like before

            No, you don't gotta leave the light on for me;

            Though you'll probably go and lock the door

            To keep out all of those scary, scary people…

You got the ashes in the attic just collecting dust

To hide the reminder that you gotta earn your keep.

Never underestimate the power of denial.

Colorblind the walls to match the tile;

And if it's broke, it's probably gonna stay that way.

No sense in cleaning up the mess.

Cause what was once a sturdy structure is now petrified;

Much like the unimpressed visitors and guests.

                        And oh, I've learned to never judge a book by its cover

                        There's history in these halls

                        But can the mistakes that you've made be learned from?

                        Or have they just damaged your walls?

            Keep away from those scary, scary people.

 

UNEDITED   top

She sits in an empty room, looking around

Nobody showed up, might as well look down on

Herself, cause it's all she knows how to do

But she don't understand that she's just like me and you.

            Cause she's loved and she hated

            Found out life is overrated

            Been brought down until she's broken and jaded

            But still trying to fit in…       

            She's lost her will, lost her friends,

            Yeah, she's lost her way         

            Trying to hold on for another day

            It's okay…she's beautiful

            Because she's so damn unedited.

Nobody said it wouldn't be a bumpy ride.

Nobody said you'd always win first prize.

But who said you had to go and poison yourself?

Who said those drugs were good for your health?

Come on girl, there's gotta be some thing else.

                        So get over regret, and get over your fears.   

                        Get over yourself and try to find a better way          

                        To pick yourself up and get yourself in gear! Oh my dear…

 

SHE EASES HER SEAT BACK   top

She looks at me and says she wants to go take a ride

I say, “Where you wanna go?”  she says, “I don't care,

As long as I'm by your side…”

The smile creeping up her cheek is telling me

She's got something on her mind the only way to know

Is to get behind the wheel and drive.

            So she eases her seat back, I readjust the mirror,

            Shift into a higher gear,

            To a better place than here.

Holding hands and sneaking kisses in the loading dock

After work, I'm stuck waiting in the parking lot.

She's never been good at being on time.

But it's always worth the wait, when she's walking towards me

With that glare in her eyes, hops in the passenger seat.

“I feel like running every stop sign!”

            So she eases her seat back, I press on the gas

            “This could be our only chance 

            don't wanna see it come and pass.”

            Cause she said:

                        “Hey boy, you wanna run away with me?

                        Feels like I'm running out of time,

there's too much more to see.

                        I'm tired of this life. I'm too young

                        To limit my possibilities.

                        Hey boy, you wanna runaway with me?

                        We'll get a studio flat outside of the big city.

                        I'm tired of waiting. Feels like every minute's an eternity.”

                        She said, “hey, do you wanna runaway with me?”

I know it sounds crazy, but seriously…

 

YOUTH   top

9 months of waiting for your first breath of air.

Family's in the waiting room, whispering a prayer.

Out of the womb, and into the light;

So happy to be alive.

There's many things ahead of you, even in your youth:

Riding bikes and t-ball games, and losing your first tooth.

Sleepovers where you beg your mom to stay up past midnight;

So happy to be alive.

So happy to be alive.

                        One day you'll wake up and realize

                        That the days of your youth have passed you by.

                        There's no turning back the clock,

                        Because good things take time.

                        So be true to yourself

And everything will turn out just fine.

So be honest with your friends they'll always have your back.

Fall in love and learn to give and keep you head intact.

Believe in yourself and never be afraid to try;

So happy to be alive.

Your hands may get callused, you get a scar or two.

You go through some hard times, but you learn to make it through.

And if you're lucky, one day you'll look back and feel satisfied;

So happy to be alive.

So happy to be alive.

So happy to be alive.

 

EPIPHANY   top

I'm living in purgatory

Not quite heaven  not quite hell.

Just waiting somewhere in the middle

Wondering where I fit into it all.

            And I call on a trusted friend, ask him to guide my feet

            So maybe I can reach my destination.

                        Cause a little wisdom in the end would do some good.

                        A little patience could make it go a long, long way.

                        A little piece of mind is all that any of us has been looking for…

                        We're getting this epiphany.

Everybody wants to be the king

The time to shine, the time of day

Everywhere, surrounded by strangers

Rushing here and there, every which way.

            And I call on anyone out there, ask them to simply listen

            Cause I'm just another face in the crowd, craving some attention.

                        Cause a little wisdom in the end would do some good.

                        A little patience could make it go a long, long way.

                        A little piece of mind is all that any of us has been looking for…

                        We're getting this epiphany.

Looks like we're coming home…

 

CRAZY ROCKET   top

Well there's a hopeful road for us.

The obstacles, as time unfolds

the long hours spent on short-term goals.

There's gonna be a time for us.

When all the doubt has faded with the day

And the stars that shine won't seem so far away.

We're making history.

You gotta believe me.

            Because this crazy rocket we're building

is gonna shoot us far past the moon

and these walls behind in a wake-trail.

And this greyskied life we're living

is never gonna shade us from the sun.

Man, I can't wait to see us there.

You know I can't wait to see us there.

It always starts with a simple dream.

Sacrifice to put the pieces in place,

Though never satisfied with just taking up space.

With so much out there to see,

We'll let the doubters question where they stand.

We'll greet the universe with an open hand.

We'll cover A to Z, throughout the galaxy.

                        Though floating around isn't quite good enough

                        There's gotta be a final destination in sight.

                        Still, we keep holding on

                        Ever waiting for the right time.

                        But man, THIS IS THE HERE-AND-NOW!!

            You know I can't wait to see us there…

 

 

 

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