Jimmy Eat World Take ’em As They Come

Last night I dreamed we was running through the outlands

Tears streaming, your pretty face all a wreck

(I held your daddy’s gun in my tremblin’ hands)

And down the highway another stranger comes

You gotta take ’em baby when they come

Little girl put on your best dress

‘Cause we’re goin’ out on the town tonight

(Better bring along your switchblade)

‘Cause for sure some fool’s gonna wanna fight*

You’ve got to take ’em baby as they come

You gotta take ’em, take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em baby as they come

God save the rider in the black night

Save the man who taught that it was right

To do what they have done

To become what we have become

You gotta take ’em baby when they come

Little girl, gone are the days

Faded away into a clear blue night

(And all the vows that we made)

Lie shattered and broken in the morning light

You gotta take ’em baby when they come

You gotta take ’em, take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em baby as they come

I know your heart is breaking

I can feel it too

Though my finger on the trigger’s shakin’

Here I swear to you

If I could take all your sorrow so that you’d never cry, girl, or be blue

(Come tomorrow)

That’s what I’d do for you, pretty one

I swear I’ll take ’em baby when they come

Take ’em, take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em baby as they come

Take ’em, take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em as they come, girl

Take ’em baby as they come

Take ’em baby as they come

You gotta take ’em take ’em

Take ’em baby as they come

Take ’em baby as they come

Jimmy Eat World Stop

Don’t have to be the prettiest

If you have the mind, the willingness

No one stops a girl who knows what she’s got

No reason why

I can’t help following with my eyes

Even at my best,

I guess I’m still just one of them.

I see it all in my head.

Cool hands on your steps

You wanna make me mad?

Stop ’cause I am.

You can call this a game.

You can look at my face.

You wanna hurt me baby?

Stop ’cause you have.

Combination of strong and lust

How easily you turn, and turn it off

Do you take what you want

And save it for a better time?

Don’t act that way

Honey I don’t buy it at all

If you’re really as tough as your defenses

Let them fall

I see it all in my head.

Cool hands on your steps

You wanna make me mad?

Stop ’cause I am.

You can call this a game.

You can look at my face.

You wanna hurt me baby?

Stop ’cause you have.

Ahhh…

I see it all in my head.

Cool hands on your steps

You wanna make me mad?

Stop ’cause I am.

You can call this a game.

You can look at my face.

You wanna hurt me baby?

Stop ’cause you have.

You wanna make me mad?

Stop ’cause I am.

You wanna hurt me baby?

Stop ’cause you have.

Jimmy Eat World Always Be

Could’ve been a night like any other

One of us has to drive

One of us gets to think

I’ll force a laugh to break the silence

It’s gonna get harder still

Before it gets easy

You can’t keep safe what wants to break

[Chorus:]

I’m alone in this

I’m as I’ve always been

Right behind what’s happening

She’s all lost in this

She’s all like she’ll always be

A little far for me to reach

I was just a boy like every other

I thought I was something fierce

I thought I was ten times smarter

Love would be something that I just know

(Something I just know)

How you gonna know the feeling till you’ve lost it

I’ve been losing plenty since

[Chorus]

Maybe something else I’m missing

Something good and your the reason

It’s a dream but there’s a real world waiting

[Chorus x2]

Jimmy Eat World Higher Devotion

The quiet should be nice but isn’t

I guess we’re going to spend the day like this

In psychic screaming

Don’t you feel my eye-lasers hit?

Stare you down, but God, your skin is thick

What’s it take to notice?

Show me you can read my mind

You’re useless to me if you

Don’t know the why or how

Or what my body needs

Give me something I can feel

Show me you can read my mind

Read my mind

Read my mind

I’m tired of all the war you bring home

I command a higher devotion

Better get busy

What makes you think I’d give in for less?

Only happy with my happiness

If you push me over it’s over

Show me you can read my mind

You’re useless to me if you

Don’t know the why or how

Or what my body needs

Give me something I can feel

Show me you can read my mind

Read my mind

Read my mind [3x]

Jimmy Eat World If You Don’t, Don’t

What’s wrong baby, don’t they treat you like they should?

Did you take ’em for it?

Every penny that you could?

We once walked out on the beach and once I almost touched your hand.

Oh how I dreamed to finally say such things then only to pretend.

Don’t you know I’m thinkin’, drivin’ 405 past midnight.

You know I miss you.

Don’t you know that I miss you?

Ninth and Ash on a Tuesday night.

I would write to you from a museum mile, toast to you:

your whisper, your smile.

Up the stairs at the Weatherford, a ghost each place I hide.

If you don’t don’t know, why would you say so?

Would you mean this please if it happens?

If you don’t know, why would you say so?

Won’t you get your story straight.

If you don’t know, honey, why’d you just say so?

And I need this now more than I ever did.

If you don’t well, honey, then you don’t.

I left you waiting, at the least could we be friends?

Should have never started, ain’t that the way it always ends?

On my life I’ll try today, there’s so much I’ve felt I should say, but.

Even if your heart would listen, doubt I could explain.

If you don’t don’t know, why’d you say so?

Would you mean this please if it happens?

If you don’t know, why would you say so?

Won’t you get your story straight.

If you don’t know, honey, why’d you just say so?

Cause I need this now more than I ever did.

If you don’t well, honey, then you don’t.

So here we are now, a sip of wine a sip of water.

Someday maybe, maybe someday we’ll be smarter.

And I’m sorry that I’m such a mess, I drank all my money could get and,

took everything you let me have and then I never loved you back.

If you don’t don’t know, why would you say so?

Would you mean the please if it happens?

If you don’t know, why would you say so?

Won’t you get your story straight?

If you don’t know, honey, why’d you just say so?

Cause I need this now yeah need this, need this.

If you don’t well, honey, then you don’t

And if you don’t well, honey, then you don’t

If you don’t know, honey, honey, then you don’t.

Jimmy Eat World Action Needs An Audience

I’m hypnotized by rituals

now that I am on my own

Tranquilized like an animal

All because I lost control

Are you tuning in to our conversation

Oh yea you’ll get your chance

The bigger the brighter illuminated

Control the audience

The weight of the world has dragged you down

And took with it what you’ve earned

Communications lost to the radio

Burning all your bridges down

I may never be quite satisfied but that’s the only way

I know

I am over come with sympathy for your pathetic soul

Breathe in the air while you still can

Take all that you have while you still can

Sleep all night while you still can

Breathe

Jimmy Eat World Cars

My, oh, my, can you save my life?

It doesn’t have to mean looking out for me

Hey, now look at you, way cool, on time

There’s no room for Mamacita

Sit tight, she’d say

A okay and that’s what you’ll say

While falling on the ground, leaves in her hair

Hey now look at you, way cool on time

Jimmy Eat World Goodbye Sky Harbor

“Is tomorrow just a day like all the rest.”

How could you know just what you did?

So full of faith yet so full of doubt I ask.

Time and time again you said don’t be afraid.

“If you believe you can do it.”

The only voice I want to hear is yours.

Again.

I shall ask you this once again.

And again.

He said:

” I am but one small instrument.”

Do you remember that?

So here I am above palm trees so straight and tall.

You are smaller, getting smaller.

But I still see you.

Jimmy Eat World For Me This Is Heaven

The first star I see may not be a star

We can’t do a thing but wait

So let’s wait for one more

And the time, such clumsy time

In deciding if it’s time

I’m careful but not sure how it goes

You can lose yourself in your courage

When the time we have now ends

When the big hand goes round again

Can you still feel the butterflies?

Can you still hear the last goodnight?

And the mindless comfort grows

When I’m alone with my ‘great’ plans

And this is what she says gets her through it

“If I don’t let myself be happy now, then when?

If not now, when?”

The time we have now ends

And when the big hand goes round again

Can you still feel the butterflies?

Can you still hear the last goodnight?

I close my eyes and believe

Wherever you are, an angel for me

When the time we have now ends

And when the big hand goes round again

Can you still feel the butterflies?

Can you still hear the last goodnight?

Jimmy Eat World Sure And Certain

The clever ways I try to change

Happen and pass leaving me the same

Of course it must be something else

Leading questions I might ask myself

Sure and certain

Wander ’til we’re old

Lost and lurking

Wonder ’til we’re cold

What you do works for a time

Until you drop without a warning sign

If you keep going on like this

I’ll be one more thing for you to miss

Sure and certain

Wander ’til we’re old

Lost and lurking

Wonder ’til we’re cold

Sure and certain

Wander ’til we’re old

Lost and lurking

Wonder ’til we’re cold

Sure and certain

Wander ’til we’re old

Lost and lurking

Wonder ’til we’re cold