Jann Arden Comin’ ‘Round For Us

When the stars go out

When my sky falls down

When the sea breaks the shore

If I have to crawl

Through the fire fall

Nothing will keep me from us

Moving on is everything I’ve got

Lettin’ go is everything I’m not

He waits, sting race, heartbreak

Runnin’ down the freeway

Can’t say if I’m gonna be alive or dead

I’m a broken mess

Earthquakes fix me, salt lakes,

Each and every mistake

Nothing’s ever gonna hold me down

I’m comin’ around for us

When the moon falls down

When the fish all drown

When the nice bleeding fire

If the Earth stops

And everything seems lost

Nothing will keep me from us

Moving on is everything I’ve got

Lettin’ go is everything I’m not

He waits, sting race, heartbreak

Runnin’ down the freeway

Can’t say if I’m gonna be alive or dead

I’m am a broken mess

Earthquakes fix me, salt lakes,

Each and every mistake

Nothings ever gonna hold me down

I’m comin’ around for us

Jann Arden I Ain’t Sinkin’ Yet

This how is an ocean

I’ve been toasting and I’m lost

And you look through, though the window

You’ve seeing barely holding on

Yeah all capes spins round and I’m not sure that I ever be found

Ooh I lost tracking time when you left me I though I will drown

But I ain’t sinkin’ yet

As long as I got a little wind in my ceils

As long as I got a little help up to help me

As long as I feel thins thing beating down in my chest

I ain’t sinkin’ yet

Breathing every left

It’s so I remember how to do,

And then is turns down always and one more day I got it through

What doesn’t kill you just turns you better, I guess

And the way that your words still hanging like chains round my neck

But I ain’t sinkin’ yet

As long as I’ve got a little wind in my ceils

As long as I’ve got a little help up to help me

As long as I’ve feel this thing beating down in my chest

And the more that I wish you were here, the deeper it’s gets

But I’ll keep my head up with the last better straight I have left

I ain’t sinkin’ yet

The more that I wish you were here, the deeper it’s gets

But I’ll keep my head up with the last better straight I have left

I ain’t sinkin’ yet

As long as I’ve got a little wind in my ceils

As long as I’ve got a little help up to help me

As long as I’ve feel this thing beating down in my chest

No I ain’t sinkin’ yet

No I ain’t sinkin’ yet

Jann Arden All The Little Things

All the little things you did to us

All the promises you turned to rust

Every syllable and every vowel

Woven in a rope to hang yourself

Sending me a giant rose ring

To pray for all the things that will never be

You sent a rubber glove filled with candy hearts

What the hell was that about?

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

Every time you wouldn’t board the plane

Afraid that it would crash because of rain

Biting off your ragged broken nails

Popping pills to medicate yourself

Every single episode of Lost

Only took you two fucking days to watch

You hung around the house in a kind of fog

You never had the time to walk the bloody dog

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

Everybody thinks that it’s the wave that makes you drown

But it’s the drop that cracks the wall

Everybody thinks that it’s the fall that hurts the most

But it’s the ground that makes you stop

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

All the little things

Jann Arden A Long Goodbye

I’ve lost count of all the days

I’ve been watching you forget

I felt tangled up and hopeless

But it hasn’t killed me yet

I’ve been trying to remember all your memories

But I can’t pretend

That it’s hard to be a mother to my mother

But it’s like you always said

That it’s hard to be a mother to my mother

But it’s like you always said

It’s a long goodbye

It ain’t so bad

A long goodbye

Is like a breath

You’ve got to wrap yourself inside

All the goodness that you’ve had

Wrap yourself inside

All the goodness that you’ve had

A long goodbye

It ain’t the end

I’ve seen you standing in a room

Wondering what’s inside your head

In a moment that existed in a time

That’s long been spent

I’m gonna wrap my arms around the days

That you and I have left

‘Cause it’s hard to be a mother to my mother

But it’s like you always said

That it’s hard to be a mother to my mother

But it’s like you always said

It’s a long goodbye

It ain’t so bad

A long goodbye

Is like a breath

You’ve got to wrap yourself inside

All the goodness that you’ve had

Wrap yourself inside

All the goodness that you’ve had

A long goodbye

It ain’t the end

A long goodbye

It ain’t so bad

A long goodbye

Is like a breath

You’ve got to wrap yourself inside

All the goodness that you’ve had

Wrap yourself inside

All the goodness that you’ve had

A long goodbye

It ain’t the end

A long goodbye

It ain’t the end

Jann Arden Bring The Boys Home

Fathers are pleading,

lovers are all alone,

mothers are prayin,

send our sons back home.

Oh you marched them away,

on ships and planes,

to a senseless war,

facing death in vain.

[Chorus x4]

Bring the boys home

Bring them back alive

Turn the ships around,

lay your weapons down.

Can’t you see them marchin across the sky,

all the soldiers that have died,

trying to get home,

can’t you see them trying to get home.

Tryin to get home,

tryin to get home.

Cease all fire,

on the battlefield,

enough men have already,

been wounded and killed.

-Chorus-[x4]

Bring the boys home

Bring them back alive

Turn the ships around,

lay your weapons down.

-Break-

Ya ha ha ya, ya ha ha ya.

Trying to get home[x4]

-Chorus-[x4]

Bring the boys home

Bring them back alive

Whater they doin over there now,

when we need ’em over here now.

What they doin over there now,

when we need them over here now.

bring ’em bring ’em bring ’em home,

(bring them back alive)

bring ’em bring ’em bring ’em home,

(bring them back alive)

bring ’em bring ’em bring ’em back back home

(bring them back alive)

bring the boys home

(bring them back alive)

Jann Arden Another Human Being

Black babies running for the candy truck in Africa

See them kicking up the dust from miles away

I’m drinking Evian and wondering where the hell I am

Looking for the preacher man to just translate

To just translate [2x]

We’re eating chicken feet

Swear it kind of tastes like meat

Waiting for the Masai chief to take us in

Flies cover up his face

Makes you want to look away

Cannot take another day beneath this heat

Beneath this heat

The world is falling apart

And I know in my heart,

I don’t know what to do about it

The world is bigger than me

And I do not believe another human being

On the planet

The world, the world needs love

Love and nothing else can save us now

Black babies running from a big hairy elephant

I wish that I had the guts to save the day

Here come the preacher man he’s telling

Us to run like mad

Leave everything you have and follow me

Dive in the water hole don’t drink it in you know

You’ll die from an overload of some disease

Dive in the water hole don’t drink it in you know

You’ll die from an overload of some disease

Some disease

Jann Arden Leave The Light On

I never picture life

Alone in a house

Surrounded by trees

That you’d forget yourself

Lose track of time

Not recognize me

All at once, I’m tumbling down

Everything that was is gone

(Out of the dark)

I leave the light on

(In through the cold)

I leave the light on now

(Safe from the night)

I keep my eye on the road

(Good for the soul)

For when you come home to me

I never saw myself

Alone in a bed

Smothered in sympathy

I guess I figured out

A bit too late

That you would be obsolete

All at once, I fall to my knees

Everyone that I love has to leave

(Out of the dark)

I leave the light on

(In through the cold)

I leave the light on now

(Safe from the night)

I keep my eye on the road

(Good for the soul)

For when you come home to me

(Out of the dark)

I leave the light on

(In through the cold)

I leave the light on now

(Safe from the night)

I keep my eye on the road

(Good for the soul)

For when you come home to me

(Out of the dark)

Do you know my name

Do you know my name

Can you come out to play

I leave the light on

I leave the light on now

I keep my eye on the road

For when you come home

(Out of the dark)

I leave the light on

(In through the cold)

I leave the light on now

(Safe from the night)

I keep my eye on the road

(Good for the soul)

For when you come home

(Out of the dark)

I leave the light on

(In through the cold)

I leave the light on now

(Safe from the night)

I keep my eye on the road

(Good for the soul)

For when you come home to me

To me

Jann Arden Come Down The River With Me

I’m a mighty river

As deep as I am cold

Running over rocks and dirt

Such a heavy load

Still I love to wander

Still I love to roam

I’m a might river

As deep as I am old

As deep as I am old

As deep as I am old

(As deep as I am old)

As deep as I am old

I’m the blood that feeds the earth

The bones inside the skin

I’m the will that crushes doubt

The kindness in the mean

Yet I get so lonely

Beneath a billion stars

Solitary river

Running all night long

Running all night long

Running all night long

Running all night long

Ooh, ooh

Come down the river with me

Come down the river, come down the river

Come down the river with me

Whenever I am weary

Whenever I am low

I pull a body under

And swallow up a soul

I wash away the houses

And suffocate the town

I pull a body under

And watch that body drown

Watch that body drown

Watch that body drown

I’m a mighty river

As deep as I am cold

Running over rocks and dirt

With such a heavy load

Still I love to wander

Still I love to roam

I’m a might river

As deep as I am old

As deep as I am old, hey, yeah

As deep as I am old

Oh, come down the river with me

Oh, come down the river, come down the river

Come down the river with me, yeah

Come down the river with me

Come down the river with me, yeah

Come down the river, come down the river

Come down the river with me, yeah

Come down the river with me

Come down the river with me, baby

Come on

Jann Arden Is That All There Is?

I remember when I was a girl

Our house caught on fire

And I’ll never forget the look on my father’s face

As he gathered me in his arms

And raced to the burning building out on the pavement

And i stood there shivering

And watched the whole world go up in flames

And when it was all over

I said to myself

Is that all there is to a fire?

Is that all there is?

Is that all there is?

If that’s all there is, my friends, then let’s keep dancing

Let’s break out the booze and have a ball

If that’s all there is

And when i was twelve years old

My daddy took me to the circus

The greatest show on earth

And there were clowns

And elephants

Dancing bears,

And a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads

And as i sat there watching

I had the feeling that something was missing

I don’t know what

But when it was all over

I said to myself

Is that all there is to the circus

Is that all there is?

If that’s all there is, my friends, then let’s keep dancing

Let’s break out the booze and have a ball

If that’s all there is

And then I fell in love

With the most wonderful boy in the world

We’d take long walks down by the river

Or just sit for hours gazing into each other’s eyes

We were so very much in love

And then one day

He went away

And I’d thought I’d die

But i didn’t

And when i didn’t

I said to myself

Is that all there is to love

Is that all there is?

If that’s all there is, my friends, then let’s keep

I know what you must be saying to yourselves

If that’s the way she feels about it

Then why doesn’t she just end it all

Oh no. not me. I’m not ready for the final disappointment

‘Cause i know just as well as I’m standing here talking to you

That when that final moment comes

And I’m breathing my last breath

I know what I’ll be saying to myself

Is that all there is?

Is that all there is?

If that’s all there is, my friends, then let’s keep dancing

Let’s break out the booze and have a ball

If that’s all there is

Jann Arden At Seventeen

I learned the truth at seventeen

That love was meant for beauty queens

And high school girls with clear skinned smiles

Who married young and then retired.

The valentines I never knew

The Friday night charades of youth

Were spent on ones more beautiful

At seventeen I learned the truth.

And those of us with ravaged faces

Lacking in the social graces

Desperately remained at home

Inventing lovers on the phone

Who called to say come dance with me

and murmured vague obscenities

It isn’t all it seems

At seventeen.

A brown eyed girl in hand me downs

Whose name I never could pronounce

said, Pity please the ones who serve

They only get what they deserve.

The rich relationed hometown queen

Married into what she needs

A guarantee of company

And haven for the elderly.

Remember those who win the game

Lose the love they sought to gain

Indebentures of quality

And dubious integrity.

Their small town eyes will gape at you

in dull surprise when payment due

Exceeds accounts received

At seventeen.

To those of us who know the pain

Of valentines that never came,

And those whose names were never called

When choosing sides for basketball.

It was long ago and far away

The world was younger than today

And dreams were all they gave for free

To ugly duckling girls like me.

We all play the game and when we dare

To cheat ourselves at solitaire

Inventing lovers on the phone

Repenting other lives unknown

That call and say, come dance with me

and murmur vague obscenities

At ugly girls like me

At seventeen