Matt Nathanson Heart Starts

Don’t go

Ooo oh

Maybe this heart of mine is paralyzed,

‘Cause b’s out building rocket ships

And shooting for the skies.

I had a fucked up week that lasted years.

I landed like a cannonball,

Waiting for the crowd to cheer.

All I know is the world is filled

With broken things.

All I know, with these walls I built,

I can’t get to what you need.

Don’t go,

Love me ’til my heart starts.

Found a dead end girl to read my palm.

Yeah, she was into losing streaks,

So I let her take me on.

A million miles away, lost at sea,

She burned like a fire only

Drowning men could see.

All I know is the world is filled

With broken things.

All I know, with these walls I built,

I can’t get to what you need.

I wanna feel it kick in.

I wanna feel it kick in.

I wanna feel it kick in

Matt Nathanson Pity

Don’t touch, leave me here

I don’t need your sympathy and I don’t need your tears

I haven’t slept for days now, maybe more

Just leave me here in selfishness, close the door

If you hold me, I might find it safe

If you hold me, I just might cling to you

If you hold me, I’ll be no good on my own

My control will be gone

don’t look, I don’t need your support

You see I’ve built this wall around myself and it keeps me up

I won’t be babied, so please don’t baby me

Just leave me in my corner, I created all this misery

If you hold me, I might find it safe

If you hold me, I just might cling to you

If you hold me, I’ll be no good on my own

My control will be gone

I’m not faithful, don’t fool yourself

I won’t change for you know or anybody else

Let me fall

Let me fall, let me realize all the things I’m missing

Let me crawl

Crawl on back to you and the dreams we had together

Matt Nathanson Amazing Again

I must be glorious

I must be a sight to see

Oh maybe you could comfort me

And I come to you strangled

In things I’m told are flattering

Maybe you could come and comfort me

And all the wan, hip, full lipped lovers

Are locked against one another

And I waiver, uncomfortable in my skin

Wait here for me

I’ll be back for more and you’ll see

And maybe, I’ll be saved

And amazing again

You called us perfect

Because we slipped into awkward so easily

So maybe you could comfort me

And I’ve been better than this before

I know you’ve seen me be

So maybe you could come and comfort me

Matt Nathanson Curve Of The Earth

I tried to come down from you

I tried with your voice in my head

Knocking me back

Every inch I moved

I’m a sucker for a good lie

The way you say you understand

and how you always talk of catching me

but never open up your hand

Tell me does the world revolve the same

Tell me do the people all take care of you

Did you doubt the curve of the earth

And every word..

Every word

I’ll bet you heard

I know you hear me catch your breath

But I’m not listening for the right words anymore

I’ll take what’s left

You’re vicious like the blue sky

Right before the rain comes pouring through

Tell me does he look like me at all

Cause they’re all an awful lot like you

Tell me does the world revolve the same

Tell me do the people all take care of you

Did you doubt the curve of the earth

And every word..

Every word…

Tell me does the world look all insane

Tell me how the people all just scare you

Did you doubt the curve of the earth

And every word..

Every word… I’ll bet you heard

Tell me does the world revolve the same

Tell me do the people all take care of you

Did you doubt the curve of the earth

And every word..

Every word…

Tell me does the world look all insane

Tell me how the people all just scare you

Did you doubt the curve of the earth

And every word..

Every word… I’ll bet you heard

Did you doubt the curve of the earth

Did you doubt the curve of the earth

Matt Nathanson Lucky Boy

Took your words like you said I should

and look at what good they’ve done me

I’ve played support system, you played victim

and look at what good it’s done

and you trip me up

leave me standing with your awkward, untouchable lips

It’s a cruel world, I’ve found

It’s a cruel world, but I’m a lucky boy

You’re so glorious, a waste of time

You’re the safety in lying

You are radiator heat, you’re the winter blankets sleep

You’re the excuse that I use when I want to stop trying

And start waiting for the sky to fall

They tell me it’s a cruel world that I’ve found

It’s a cruel world and I’m a lucky boy

You’re not gold to me

I was wrong

You’re not gold and there’ll be

Centuries left when you’re gone.

Matt Nathanson Romeo And Juliet

A lovestruck Romeo sings the streets a serenade

Laying everybody low with a love song that he made

Finds a streetlight steps out of the shade

Says something like “you and me babe, how about it?”

Juliet says “hey, it’s Romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack”

He’s underneath the window she’s singing “hey la my boyfriend’s back

You shouldn’t come around here singing up at people like that”

Anyway what you gonna do about it?

Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start

And I bet that you exploded into my heart

And I forget I forget the movie song

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?

Juliet

Come up on different streets, they both were streets of shame

Both dirty, both mean, yes and the dream was just the same

And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real

How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver

You can fall for chains of gold

You can fall for pretty strangers

And the promises they hold

You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin, yeah

Now you just say “oh Romeo, yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him”

Juliet, when we made love you used to cry

You said “I love you like the stars above, I’ll love you ’til I die”

There’s a place for us you know the movie song

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?

Juliet

I can’t do the talk, like the talk on the TV

And I can’t do a love song, like the way it’s meant to be

I can’t do everything, but I’ll do anything for you

I can’t do anything except be in love with you

And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be

All I do is keep the beat and the bad company

Now all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme

Juliet, I’d do the stars with you any time

Juliet, when we made love you used to cry

You said I love you like the stars above, I’ll love you till I die

There’s a place for us you know the movie song

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?

Juliet

A lovestruck Romeo sings the streets a serenade

Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made

Finds a convinient streetlight, steps out of the shade

Says something like “you and me babe, how about it?”

“You and me babe, how about it?”

Matt Nathanson Love Comes Tumbling Down

you tried to keep me warm

I was falling through the sky

you whispered to me

baby hold on tight

I was starting wars

saying my good-byes

still you never took your hand from mine

all the stars above our heads

the faster they came

the faster they went

all the stars above our heads

spin you round through the roar of this crowd tonight, tonight

dance you round throught the bones of this town until daylight comes

hope, hope will put the colors in the sky

hope, hope will set this world of wrong to right, to right

love comes tumbiling down

cities made of stone

sinking in the flood

all the people wait around to rust

all the stars above our heads

the faster they came

the faster they went

all the stars we lose ourselves

spin you round through the roar of this crowd tonight, tonight

dance you round throught the bones of this town until daylight comes

hope, hope will put the colors in the sky

hope, hope will set this world of wrong to right, to right

love comes tumbiling down

when did we, when did we get so careful (oh love)

when did we, when did we lose ourselves

afraid, we fade, we fade out

when did we, when did we get so careful (love)

spin you round through the roar of this crowd tonight, tonight (spin your round)

dance you round through the bones of this town until daylight comes (dance around)

hope, hope will put the colors in the sky

hope, hope will set this world of wrong to right, to right (then love comes)

love comes tumbiling down

(love, love) love comes tumbiling down

all the stars above my head

the faster they came

the faster they went

Matt Nathanson Fall To Pieces

So I wear you out…

So who would’ve thought that you’d still be here now

And I swore dear

That I never

Wanted to be

Any better

Than your weakest moment

Now

Would you fall to pieces

If I never came back?

Tear it all apart

Til there was nothing left

Would you fall to pieces

If I never came back…

Spent so long waiting here

This was all sweet once

When I was fingertips and innocence

And too scared to

Let go I had my

Arms thread through

The pretty holes

Of your most romantic line

Would you fall to pieces

If I never came back?

Tear it all apart

Til there was nothing left

Would you fall to pieces

If I never came back

Spent so long waiting here

And I’ve watched them all move through you

Yeah, I’ve watched them all let you down.

It’s do you

And don’t you

Cause I won’t forget you

You filled me with nothing

It felt so good

It’ll all come out some day

Matt Nathanson Bottom Of The Sea

come on down to the bottom of the sea

come on down here

ya there’s room right next to me

i’m tired of getting even

lets get odd odd

and live life at the bottom of the sea

too many cars drinking too much gasoline

there’s no good news on my tv screen

there’s a hole up in the sky so lets dive dive dive

and live life at the bototm of the sea

if the morning light ever calls you backwards

if the surface begs you home

if the morning light ever calls you backwards

just don’t be gone too long

don’t leave me here alone

come on down to the bottom of the sea

come on down here

ya there’s room right next to me

i’m tired of getting even

lets get odd odd

and live life at the bottom of the sea

if the morning light ever calls you backwards

if the surface begs you home

if the morning light ever calls you backwards

just don’t be gone too long

don’t leave me here alone

come on down to the bottom of the sea

come on down here

ya there’s room right next to me

i’m tired of getting even

lets get odd

and live life at the bottom of the sea

and live life at the bottom of the sea

Matt Nathanson Laid

This bed is on fire with passionate love

The neighbors complain about the noises above

But she only cums when she’s on top

My therapist said not to see you no more

She said you’re like a disease without any cure

She said I’m so obsessed that I’ve become a bore, oh no

Ah you think you’re so pretty (eeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

Caught your hand inside a till

Slammed your fingers in the door

Fought a kitchen knives and skewers

Dressed me up in women’s clothes

Messed around with gender roles

Dye my eyes and call me pretty (eeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

Moved out of the house so you moved next door

I locked you out you cut a hole in the wall

I found you sleeping next to me I thought I was alone

You’re driving me crazy when are you coming home

Laid Laid (eeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeee)