AIMEE MANN lyrics - Whatever

Way Back When

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Well, I guess that this is now the end who'd have thought my old friend we signed the papers and we capped the pen But I remember you from way back when 'Good evening, ladies and gentlemen welcome David-what's-his-name-again' Things change - the old cliche if we knew now what we knew yesterday oh, we couldn't give it away. I was working at a record store I knew you, you knew the score some kind of deal is what we're looking for Time came, and disappeared no one steered and it got weirder help was needed, no one volunteered. Things change, you got to wait a bit what made me think that I could weather it? you're down before you even notice you've been hit And through it all I wondered where the bus was taking you who knew? and even though my one and one was always making two I never thought that I was breaking you. We were victims of the old taboo but people change we changed too just make it count before they get to you. Things change - baby, hold the phone! - they'll shoot you down like you was Al Capone Oh, you better go it alone. Well, I guess that this is now the end the paper's signed - forget the pen wonder if we'll ever meet again?

Things Change

DWIGHT YOAKAM "A Long Way Home"
(Dwight Yoakam) She said, Baby things change. I said, But I feel the same. She said, Well let me explain, Baby, how things can change I said, But that doesn't show how a love that could grow Would become so estranged. She said, Well baby, things change Chorus: She said, Na, na, na, na, na, now, now Now, now, now Baby, don't try to figure this out Or ask questions 'bout why Forever's a promise No love can survive And trust with hearts Just don't apply She said, 'Cause baby, things change Chorus: She said, Na, na, na, na, na, now, now, baby, don't try To figure this out, or ask questions 'bout why Forever's a promise no love can survive And trust with hearts just don't apply She said, 'cause baby, things change Na, na, na, na, na, now, now, so baby, I quite tryin' To figure things out about all your heart's lyin' Forever's a promise we couldn't survive Hey, I may be slow, but I ain't blind She said, I still love you so. I said, I don't care to know She said, you once cried my name. I said, Well baby, things change And let's don't go placing no blame, 'cause you know things can change Na, na, na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na, na, na She said, You once cried my name. I said, Well baby, things change Na, na, na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na, na, na Let's don't go placing no blame, 'cause you know things can change Na, na, na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na, na, na

A Boy Named Sue

Cash Johnny "Sings His 20 Best"
Well, my daddy left home when I was three, and he didn't leave much to ma and me, Just this ole guitar and an empty bottle of booze. Now I don't blame him 'cause he run and hid, But the meanest thing that he ever did, Was before he left he went and named me Sue. Well, he musta thought that it was quite a joke, An' it got a lot of laughs from lots a folks, Seems I had to fight my whole life through. Some gal would giggle and I'd get red, And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head, I'll tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named Sue. I grew up quick and I grew up mean, My fist got hard and my wits got keen, I roamed from town to town to hid my shame. But I made me a vow to the moon and stars, I'd search the honky-tonks and bars, And kill that man that gave me that awful name. Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July, and i'd just hit town and my throat was dry, thought I'd stop and have myself a brew. In and old saloon on a street of mud, There at a table dealin' stud, Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me Sue. Well I knew that snake was my own sweet dad, from a worn out picture that my mother had, and I knew that scar on his cheek his evil eye. He was big and bent and grey and old, And I looked at him and my blood ran cold, and I said, My name is Sue! how do you do! Now you gonna die! Yeah that's what I told him. Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes, And he went down but to my surprise, Come up with a knife a cut off a piece o' my ear. I busted a chair right across his teeth, And we crashed through the wall and into the street, Kickin' and a gougin' in the the mud and the blood and the beer. I tell you I've fought tougher men, but I really can't remember when, he kicked like a mule and bit like a crocodile. Well I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss, He went for his gun but I pulled mine first, He stood there lookin' at me and I saw him smile. And he said, Son, this world is rough, And if a man's gonna make it he's gotta be tough, And I know I wouldn't be there to help you along. So I gave that name and I said goodbye, I knew you'd have to get tough or die, And it's that name that helped to make you strong. Now you just fought one hell of a fight, And I know you hate me and ya got the right, To kill me now and I wouldn't blame you if you do. But you oughtta thank me before I die, For the gravel in your gut and the spit in your eye, 'Cause I'm the son of a bitch that named you Sue. yeah, what could I do, what COULD I do? Well I got a choked up and threw down my gun, Called him a pa and he called me a son, And I come away with a different point of view. I think about him now and then, Every time I try and every time I win, And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him, Bill or George anything but Sue! I still hate that name!

Fireworks

EMBRACE "The Good Will Out"
I stretched over to reach you I tried to meet you, I've been wrong Now the fireworks in me are all gone It's time I realised My girl you make all the smart moves And sees through all my wrongs When the fireworks in me are all wrong Well then I realised And I don't need convincing I've seen enough to want to try and change things You fell in love, I fell in line I thought I found my place Before I knew how much it cost to play it safe Have I let you, I never let you down. I work all day and I won't fight When it feels right and its wrong When the fireworks in me are all gone Well then I realised And I won't need convincing I've seen enough to want to try and change things You fell in love, I fell in line I thought I found my place Before I knew how much it cost to play it safe Could I leave you? I never let you down.

What The Seasons Change

HILLTOP HOODS "Left Foot Right Foot"
i once knew this man who was cursed from birth, destined to stagger through his life just to earn his worth. In one turn of the earth this story takes its place upon the summer shores of nowhere the place that he makes his home he returns alone from a long day having lost his job .... his home and fiance the wrong way to turn was the path that he took, he pissed his savings up the wall and on the grass he was hooked the path that he took for granted had messed with his .... he missed the finer points such as lessons in life It was his word to be ... that brought the cool in his heart And by the time the autumn came things were falling apart... things were falling apart So now hes standing in the dole queue, this girl with the face of an angel says hes looking down but she has a way to sustain you, it comes in a powder form and its good for healing scars but healing scars comes at the cost of robbing till's and steeling cars. Feeling far from obliged he follows her lead, down a beaten path where the homeless wallow in seed he swallows his need for pride he cant hold his thin weight so finds him self in a church to control his intake, being judged by a father for trying to pave his way he looks him in the eyes and asks hows your faith these days, i strive for better he replies in tones with sentiment but i lost all faith in this god that i once saw heven sent. He never meant to destroy all the things that he came across. Its the sour taste of defeat on the street, now all aim is lost, the pain and cost, f or his mistakes but never even really a sinner ..HUH..Its gonna be a long winter, His brow body shudders as the winter wind passes through him. Thinking of all the people in his past that knew him. The shafted or screwed him. His heart is brewin for knowing what he must do is seek shelter and aid from the love he once knew. One last shot fo courage hits him then his eyes are blood red. Inside he sees a man living the life he once led. Forfits in to the anger and torture within he decides to pay back mankind for her sins jumps in a stolen car grabs a needle from the glove box, deciding that he never even really knew what love was, he kicks in the front door to catch em havin sex, slams him to the floor then stabs her in the neck She kicks and she screams so he beats her till shes slack mouthed realising what he's done he says dumb founded, smacked out. Blacks out. Awakens in a holding cell knowing he cant see hope tommorow is spring... Time for regrowth,x3 So with the first light of spring the officer removes his chains, his mood is pained as he re-enters the world his vision to regain. Takes a step and says in a divine statement 'anything lost can be found again except for time wasted.' He's right adjacent on a path to heal himself, kicks the habit before he kills himself and feels his health returning in the mental n physical. His intention ...... Though a struggle when prevention is visable. Redemption isnt all its cracked up to be he decides as he dreams of smackin up a key. On the brink of life or loss, not knowing what he's holding so before he fucks it up again somebody should have told him. No matter your status factors weve all been humbled, no matter the foundation all solid things can crumble, no matter the strength or length something sustained, it never stays the same thats simply what the seasons change. No matter your status factors weve all been humbled, no matter the foundation all solid, things can crumble, no matter the strength or length something sustained, it never stays the same thats simply what the seasons change.

How Many Times

Julian Lennon "Photograph Smile"
How many times must I lead you to water, how many times must I catch you from grace and how many times must the lamb go to slaughter, it seems that things will never change. How many times can you trust your conviction, how many times can you feel your own pain and how many days of your life are prediction, it seems that things will never change. How many times can we develop something we've just done and how many times can we re-run the race that we've just won. Well, we're always looking, for something new, but what difference does it make, when there's no point of view, 'cos when you can't even take care of the past, how do you expect the future to last? Well, there's people in pain, all over the world, and if something doesn't change, between man and his world, say goodbye to all the birds and the bees, deforestation and the death of the trees, immunization, as we fall to our knees, I'm begging you, please! I'm begging you, please! How many times can we live without loving, how many times can we choose our own fate and how many times can we clip the white dove's wing, it seems that things will never change. How many times can we sin without savior, and how many times can we cloud our own truth and how many times must we judge our own failure, it seems that things will never change. How many times can we develop something we've just done and how many times can we re-run the race that we've just won. Well, we're always looking, for something new, but what difference does it make, when there's no point of view, 'cos when you can't even take care of the past, how do you expect the future to last? Well, there's people in pain, all over the world, and if something doesn't change, between man and his world, say goodbye to all the birds and the bees, deforestation and the death of the trees, immunization, as we fall to our knees, I'm begging you, please! I'm begging you, please! How many times can we develop something we've just done and how many times can we re-run the race that we've just won...

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