Lyrics

No One To Call

 

I’m making a call to any line that’s open

Static’s always rolling on airwaves

So long ago my radio heart got broken

Now the songs I wanna hear they never play

 

Is your red light on?

Can you play that song?

Are you playing at all?

Cause I’ve got no one to call

No one to call

 

Changing the dial with every mile I’m going

Wishing I was on my way back home

I’ve been searching with a compass broken

Now I’m looking for a song to call my own

 

Is your red light on?

Can you play that song?

Are you playing at all?

Cause I’ve got no one to call

No one to call

 

I Was Cruel

 

Loving you is the hardest thing to do

Hardest thing to do sometimes

You throw dirt in my face

Then you push me over

Push me over the line

 

I would’ve warned you if I’d known (x2)

 

But I never knew I was cruel

No, I never knew I was cruel

Baby, till I

Baby, till I met you

 

Now you showed me everything that I could be

Everything that I could be and then you steal it away

You bend me till I break

Make me say

Something baby that I don’t wanna say

 

I would’ve warned you if I’d known (x2)

 

But I never knew I was cruel

No, I never knew I was cruel

Baby, till I

Baby, till I met you

 

You know, money, toys, booze and noise

Such a silly game, such a silly game we play

When I call you on the phone

Just to hit you with one last stone

I should’ve warned you

 

For peace of mind, honey, I’ll treat you kind

Treat you kind sometimes

Well, I’m a selfish man with my head in my hands

My head in my hands and I’m crying for you

 

Waitin’

 

Every heart wants the upper hand

But it was more than i could ever stand

Said you were runnin when you hit the ground

Mostly you were just hangin around

 

You said love has always been kind to you

Now you know, it can be unkind too

Pay no mind when I slam the door because

We both now know that’s what you came here for

 

Have you been waiting on a broken heart?

Did you see the end from the very start?

I saw it too, but I never knew that you

were only waiting on a broken heart

 

Clock’s always tickin up on the wall

Waitin’ for someone to take the fall

One hand says it’s time to move on

The other says that it’s time to move on and

 

True love’s always been such a racket

You try every code, but you never can crack it

Cause there’s love that’s new and all the rest

but the love that’s gone, baby, hurts the best

 

Have you been waiting on a broken heart?

Did you see the end from the very start?

I saw it too, but I never knew that you

were only waiting on a broken heart

 

 

Only A Clown

 

Everyone came

The lantern’s lit the way

And they all brought a bottle of wine

Guess you could say that I came alone

And I thank you for being so kind

 

Put your record on

Let the band play a song

All about love and believing

Good for you

Cause if that’s true

Then it’s only a clown that’s leaving

 

At the end of the night

All the ice has melted down

You’re picking up after everyone

Remember I came and went

And that no one says goodbye to a clown

And they only laugh when he’s gone

 

Put your record on

Let the band play a song

All about love and believing

Good for you

Cause if that’s true

Then it’s only a clown that’s leaving

 

You got everything you want

Baby, what’s the matter

You can have it all

Do you need it on a silver platter?

 

Put your record on

Let the band play a song

All about love and believing

Good for you

Cause if that’s true

Then it’s only a clown that’s leaving

Then it’s only a clown that’s leaving

Yah, I’m only a clown that’s leaving

 

Pink Champagne

 

Look out of the window, babe

See how far it goes

See how all the time does fly

When you’re starin’ out of windows

 

Pictures in the wedding place

of the fallen stars

Won’t begin to take the place

of how beautiful you are

 

Here’s to you

Here’s to me

and may we always feel the same

Let’s drink ourselves another glass

of pink champagne

 

Visions in chantilly lace

The tears are in your eyes

Bride that waits to take your place

Says ‘what a lucky guy’

 

Seein’ how we both said yes

I guess we’ll follow thru

Go turn in your wedding dress

Cause there’s so much we can do

 

Do you feel like a midnight show?

Cause it may be all we got;

It’s vegas, baby, play your love

while the table’s hot

 

Never will forget the day you turned and said to me,

‘Darlin’ it was just as lovely as i dreamed that it would be’

 

Here’s to you

Here’s to me

and may we always feel the same

Let’s drink ourselves another glass

of pink champagne

 

Dallas

 

Ocean of stars, why’ve i gone so far?

I miss my home

I hear those engines drone

The runway is set

Let’s move this fucking jet, i have to go

Despite all the sleet and snow

 

Just a late night host leaving Dallas

With a portrait done in velvet

Just a three night run at the palace

And I never in my life felt so alone

 

I worked for the show

Stars would come and go

I worked the lights,

I even swept some nights

but now i’m the host that’s worthy of a toast

Don’t you agree, my little honeybee?

 

Just a late night king leaving Dallas

With a portrait done in velvet

Just a three night run at The Palace

I’ll be at 17th and Broadway by tonight

 

So far away from all these wonders

Even as the roulette spins

I was escorted seventeen miles

Came upon all winds bend

Even in dreams of light

I can still hear her call through the tall grass and weeds

I know that I’ll never be the same on this road to calvary

 

Just a late night host leaving Dallas

With a portrait done in velvet

Just a three night run at The Palace

and I never in my life felt so alone

and I never in my life felt so alone

 

Golden Boy

 

Doomsday came and you were still around

We watched that China Bar burn down

World’s been at an end since you can’t remember when

But all you know is it’s all over now

 

Golden Boy

Don’t go away

I won’t ask you what you’re here for if you’ll stay

Golden Boy

Don’t make me pay

Just cause I tried living for today

 

Of all the hurtful things that people do

I hope mine are never hurtin’ you

You’ve been here for a while

There’s future in your smile

How can you say that you and I are through?

 

Golden Boy

Don’t go away

I won’t ask you what you’re here for if you’ll stay

Golden Boy

Don’t make me pay

Just cause I tried living for today

 

I grow so tired of reaching for the moon

Your head is always in the clouds

But with your love, my heart can rise above

I’m reaching up if you’re still reaching down

I’m reaching up if you’re still reaching down

 

Everywhere I Go

 

I could sail across the ocean

to the shoreline of Japan

Cut thru every city and every foreign land

Run away from it all just as fast as I can

 

But no matter where I go

No matter where I go

There I am

 

I could fly down the street

in some fast and fancy car

Kiss everyone I meet in every other bar

Fall in love a million times between near and far

 

But no matter where I go

No matter where I go

There you are

 

With eyes fixed on a lens

Two lovers pose again

Forever will they be unchanged

 

In a room out of town

There’s a picture in a drawer

of all that could have been and all that came before

Standing in the light

or hiding in the dark

 

No matter where I go

No matter where you go

There we are

 

Silver Sings

 

You heard her say

‘Silver sings so well’

Said it in the way that only

broken hearts can tell

 

There’s a little darkness hiding

in the corner of her eye

It’s puttin’ out that little light of mine

 

She brings you all of her sweet nothin’

and a love so gentle in a loss of dreams

She sings ‘even hearts of gold

will ring like any other bell

So what’s it matter

because silver sings so well’

 

Smoke rings curl

and die upon a breeze

All caught in a whirl

of helicopter seeds

 

Some are bound to fall

and only end up in the weeds

but they’re never dancing just to please

 

She brings you all of her sweet nothin’

and a love so gentle in a loss of dreams

She sings ‘even hearts of gold

will ring like any other bell

and what’s it matter

because silver sings so well’

 

You heard her say

‘Silver sings so well’

 

When I’m Gone

 

Thinking, I been thinking

about leaving this old town behind

I’ll beg and borrow to leave tomorrow

Find no more sorrow, you just say goodbye

 

Come on, you can sleep when I’m gone

I was lying when I said that there’d be plenty of time

Don’t need your alibi, baby, cause I’m always

Running from the scene of the crime

 

Lying, I been lying

I been lying around with the dogs in this town too long

Too long to tell if I been lying

Or if just another one of these dogs is what I’ve become

 

Come on, you can sleep when I’m gone

I was lying when I said that there’d be plenty of time

Don’t need your alibi, baby, cause I’m always

Running from the scene of the crime

 

Menagerie

 

It happened today now I’m walking away

From these pieces of silver and blue

You say you can’t see why this happens to me

When it’s really what’s happenin to you

 

Now I slept alone on a palette of stone

Till you moved me from where I lay

But I can’t sleep on imperial sheets

Where the bed always has to be made

 

I saw you clearing a space for me

Here in your menagerie

But I’m gonna dance over broken glass

And destroy all of these beautiful things

 

The parties we throw and the people we know

Always make for a good holiday

But what’ll we do with a table for two

Lonely people with nothing to say

 

I’m having it out with that old glass house

And those pieces of silver and blue

Where I only see what you wanted from me

and nothing I wanted from you

 

Threw out the key that you gave to me

To this old menagerie

But I’m gonna dance over broken glass

and destroy all of these beautiful things

 

Old Numbers

 

Pardon me, I didn’t mean to call

Just can’t help the way my fingers fall

Don’t blame me, blame the memory of old numbers

 

Old numbers you never forget

Try to replace them, but you haven’t yet

They just keep addin’ up

Seems you’ll always be stuck with old numbers

 

Haven’t spoke in a long, long time

What used to be is no longer mine

No, I don’t have you, but

I’ll always have your number

 

Been nice talkin’, but I should let you go

Don’t wanna end up with the dial tone

Guess I’ll take another look at my

little black book of old numbers

 

No, don’t blame me,

Blame the memory of old numbers