Nate Ruess It Only Gets Much Worse

I was born before the storm

My mother placed a dozen thorns

The “sorry”s and “the take it back”s

Lay silent in her folded hands

And head to headstone I just danced

Oblivious to consequence

As a morning sank into the ground

The highest branch I sought it out, oh

I didn’t mean to let it go

I didn’t mean to bruise

But I lost control

And when she said to me

It still echoes

All your love

May fade away

All you’ll become

May all go to waste

So I can’t stand to hear you say it hurts

When it only gets much worse

It only gets much worse

Oh you caught me come to life

The moment when your eyes met mine

And from your bed, the sun came in

And till this day it never set

But years of this and used to it

I stepped out for some cigarettes

The neon lights they called me in

Her eyes like yours, just different enough

I didn’t mean to let you go

I didn’t mean to bruise

But I lost control

What didn’t mean a thing

Destroyed us both

Darling

All your love

May fade away

All you’ll become

May all go to waste

So I can’t stand

To hear you say it hurts

When it only gets much worse

It only gets much worse

I couldn’t quite believe

The ways to pull me down

And takes it’s toll

I survived

The laws of gravity

These jaws of brevity

I will not let them sink their teeth

Into my soul

Whoa-oh

All I love

May fade away

All I’ll become

May all go to waste

So I can’t stand

Hear and say it hurts

When it only gets much worse

All I love

May fade away

All we’ll become

May all go to waste

So I can’t stand

To hear you say it hurts

When it only gets much worse

It only gets much worse

Nate Ruess Nothing Without Love

I am nothing without love

I’m but a ship stuck in the sand

Some would say that I’m all alone

But I am, I’m nothing without love

I wanna hold her in my arms

But she feeling low she feeling sad

I would take credit for what’s wrong

But I am, I’m nothing without love

Three years at sea after the storm

On this sinking ship that love had put me on

God I wish a gust of wind would come and carry me home

But I, I got nowhere to go

Now here you show up with the force of a wave

And so I’m setting my sail, I’m headed for the empire state

Hey hey lord, I don’t want to lose this one, she make me feel whole

You know I am, I am nothing without love

Oh baby show me a sign

Send up a signal, that everything’s fine

Come on slide up right here by my side

You know that I, I want to rest in your light

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh

I wanna rest in your life

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh

Na na na hey

I am nothing without love

I’m just these thoughts without a pen

And I would take credit for this song

But I am nothing without love

Oh baby show me a sign

Send up a signal, that everything’s fine

Watch this, come on, come on, come on, come on right by my side

Don’t you know that I, don’t you know that I

I want to rest in your light

I want to rest in your light

I want to rest in your light

‘Cause I am, I am nothing without love

Nate Ruess AhHa

Ah ha ha-ah-ah Ah ha ha-ah-ah

Ah ha ha-ah-ah Ah ha ha-ah-ah

Ah ha ha-ah-ah…

Left you falling on the floor

Headed for the door

Went straight to Philadelphia

Oh no what have I begun?

Called my mother said I love her

Had another and another one

Questions questions suddenly suggestions

Where was anyone at the start of this thing?

Hold that gold up over your shoulder

Alls I needs a place to grieve

Oh it’s for the best you didn’t listen

It’s for the best we get our distance (oh oh woah oh)

It’s for the best you didn’t listen

It’s for the best we get our distance

Oh lord I feel alive

I’ve gone and saved my soul

If all that you read is everything you believe

Then let go then let go then let go

Now I’m over my head

Acting like I never started over again

I am the city I’m from

Always wanting more than just a word on my arm

Oh I know I can’t believe

That I’d let it get to me

Good to know I won’t become

Everything I’m afraid of

Oh it’s for the best you didn’t listen

It’s for the best we get our distance (oh oh woah oh)

It’s for the best you didn’t listen

It’s for the best we get our distance

Oh lord I feel alive

I’ve gone and saved my soul

If all that you read is everything you believe

Then let go then let go then let go

Mama don’t cry

I was once your little baby boy

So full of love and light

By the time I turned 25

I was lost among the pavement

Lower than the basement

And I couldn’t stand to smile

I thought of taking my own life

But mama don’t cry

I found songs among the tragic

Hung my hat on sadness

Mom I think they’re trying to keep the grand romantic in me

Now that we got bottom lines

But mom I think I’m ready to free this grand romantic in me

(Look out look out look out)

Ah ha ha-ah-ah Ah ha ha-ah-ah

Ah ha ha-ah-ah Ah ha ha-ah-ah

Ah ha ha-ah-ah…

[x2:]

Oh lord I feel alive

I’ve gone and saved my soul

If all that you read is everything you believe

Then let go then let go then let go

Ah ha ha-ah-ah

Nate Ruess Brightside

Why’d you take the long way home?

I watched you walk slow past my window

Is that what you did it for?

I think it’s best you left me alone

You know I’m bound to make you cry

From up here I can see the Carlyle

I can see the Louvre shining in your eyes

I never meant to set the world on fire

Just wanted something you’d remember me by

But now I wish that I was on the bright side

These friends of mine could spend the whole night dreaming

While you’re holding me tight under the moonlight

Just you and I, we’ll lead a new life singing

La la la

La la la

La la la

La la la

You know, I think it says a lot

That I could wake myself up from this dream

Grab the things that are most dear to me

And although I could have loved you better

I had to get the fuck out of the bed

Cause there’s just something about you my love

Something in the way you comb your hair

And fall apart at the seams

When you were young I used to throw you down

You’d show me how it feels to feel

Oh God, I wish that I was on the bright side

These friends of mine could spend the whole night dreaming

While you’re holding me tight under the moonlight

Just you and me, babe, we’ll spend our whole lives singing

La la la

La la la

La la la

La la la

And look at you

And look at you

And look at you

And look at you

Nate Ruess What This World Is Coming To

Someone sucked the life out of the room

When that someone said goodbye much too soon

I’d hate for you to love me ’cause

You saw me out with someone who

You read about in the news

But I guess that’s what this world is coming to

I watched as your wrist began to bruise

Threading ribbons, weaving patterns

Beautiful and blue

All your late nights came to life

And then died upon just one dislike

Never mind all the people that you moved

But I guess that’s what this world is coming to

So let’s get high here in the moonlight

Even the stars go right over our head

I think I’m gonna shine in the afterlife

Leaving the fight for peace of mind instead

So let’s get high in the moonlight

Even the stars right over our heads

I know I’m gonna shine here in the afterlife

Leaving the fight for peace of mind instead

You know that I can’t stop thinkin’ ’bout you

You’re the source of everything I do

You brought faith to songs I sing

So I went and bought a diamond ring

I wanna spend each night here with you

Yeah you took everything I was

And you turned it into something I’ve become

Good God, what’s a boy to do?

But I guess that’s what this world

Oh, I guess that’s what this world

Oh, I guess that’s what this world is, is coming to

Oh, I guess that’s what my life is, is coming to

Nate Ruess Take It Back

Well we’re just two ships passing through the night

Two lost lonely people inside

I wanted to hold you tight

Or get away

Your eyes don’t look close to mine

Lonely times and the people the same

You’ve seen what you’ve been

And you mean what you say

And you say what it is

Just take it back

Take it back

What we had

Take it

I wanna hold you tight

These days turn so lonely tonight

I wanna kiss your lips and get away

Sometimes lonely people change

And these days get so lonely in May

I try so hard to make what I can’t seem to say

And these days get so far away

And I want what I can’t say

So take it back

Oh, it’s gonna come a day

Oh, it’s gonna come a day

So take it back

Take it back

So take it back

Take it, no, no, no

Well we’re just two ships passing through the night

Two lost lonely people inside

I wanted your touch, but you can’t feel my fingers; I can’t say too much

So I (try) try to get away

Oh, why did I stay?

Oh, you got this little lonely-hearted man

And you cry all the time, and I know

That these days, they don’t go where they go

And I can’t feel my hands anymore

So take it back

Take it back

What we had

Take it back

Just take it back

Take it back

What we had

Just take it, just take it

Just take it back

Nate Ruess Moment

Well, you were burning up the sky

Looking for a light when you saved me

I was convinced no one would take me

You turned and took me by the hand

But now that look in your eyes

All of your sighs are saying “Go, please”

“Leave me alone and leave you lonely”

It looks as though we’ve reached the end

Well, I’m fine

I just need a moment

I’m alright right here on the floor

Well, I’m fine

I just need a moment to cry

And when I think about the ways

That you never waste your breath to say you love me

How you always held your lost loves above me

As you kept your other hand on the door

Yet I’ll admit I might miss

Every scar and every wish that we’d make

But our wishes were nothing but ways

To act as if we could use the change

Well, maybe one of these days

We’ll cross each other on a train to our new lives

We could talk about the old times

And how we’re glad we made it out alive

But for now I’ll sit and drink

As I think about the night that your father died

And I said I’d never leave your side

We once swore we could defeat this

Therefore, please excuse this little bit of weakness, oh

Well, I’m fine

I just need a moment of your time

To get all my things and let go

Well, I’m fine

I just need a moment to say goodbye

Well, Lord give me a reason

C’mon, show me you love me

I don’t want to let it go

Just to watch it fly

And Lord, give me a moment

Any of it, show me

I don’t want to feel it

I don’t wanna watch it go by

Because I’m fine

I just need a moment

I’m alright right here on the floor

Well, I’m fine

I just need a moment to say I’m fine

I need a moment

I’m alright here on the floor

Well, I’m fine

I just need a moment to cry

Nate Ruess Great Big Storm

Because we’re

[x2:]

Holding our own in a great big storm

It’s a great big storm and we’re holding our own

I’ve been lost in this maze

Losing love losing friends losing faith in chemicals

Afraid one day you’ll find me

Asleep above the stars

I watch my mother cry

Father time is catching up

I keep the phone by my side

Afraid she’ll wake me up to catch the next flight

In time to say goodbye

But sometimes I fall asleep at night

To the TV light and it sings

Oh ooo whoa oh

One day the sun will break into the room

Because we’re holding our own in a great big storm

And though we’re cutting it close

We won’t let go

Oh no I can’t believe

Everything falling down around me

But now we’re holding our own

And won’t let go

[x2:]

Holding our own in a great big storm

It’s a great big storm and we’re holding our own

Broken hearts broken homes and broken bones

Secret love let me go

You know I gotta find my own way

Through mistakes that I can’t change

Because there’s beauty in every sin

Every single black eye

Has some blue like the moon just before the sun shines

No I don’t believe in all the things that they preach

But sometimes I fall asleep at night

And I just know you’re smiling at me

Oh ooo whoa oh

One day I’m gonna make this up to you

Because we’re holding our own in a great big storm

And though we’re cutting it close

We won’t let go

Oh no I can’t believe

Everything falling down around me

But now we’re holding our own

And won’t let go

[x2:]

Holding our own in a great big storm

It’s a great big storm and we’re holding our own

I can’t stand myself

And all the curse words that fall from my mouth

I can’t stand myself

Or my legs as they run from the ones here to help

But I just woke up with you next to me

Some new air to breathe

And a belief that it’s all gonna be alright

I can’t stand myself

But it’s high time that we gave it a try

And I think I’m gonna finally give myself a new try

Because I’m holding my own in this great big storm

And though I’m cutting it close

Oh we won’t let go

Oh no I can’t believe

Everything falling down around me

But now we’re holding our own

And won’t let go

No we won’t let go

No we won’t let go, oh no

Nate Ruess Grand Romantic (Intro)

Step right up for the grand romantic

Always tragic broken bones

Step right up, it’s the grand romantic

Karma, leave these kids alone

Man, you could put a TV in the mailbox, ha ha

[?]

You never decided if you want it?

Ha ha ha ha

Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha…

Nate Ruess You Light My Fire

I wanna throw the fight and kiss away your pain tonight

But that would only make this harder

She can’t stand to sleep alone

Oh no and I hate losing so

I wait till we get tired

Well the cold outside knows we can’t be alone

So I throw my arms right beside hers

Then I close my eyes lean in for something more

And you-u-u light my fire

As your heartbeat keeps me warm

We take Fourth Street cross corners to the bar

Where I slurred convinced we could make it brighter

I know we’re not as young as we’d like to be

But I like to think you’re bound to get the best of me

C’mon babe your love gets me high

I know one day I’ll fall for an oath

I just spend all my life trying to find her

But I burned down every door I’d ever shut

When you-u-u you light my fire

You light my fire, u-u

I wanna throw the fight and kiss away your pain tonight

But that would only make this harder

Well I know one day I’ll fall for an oath

I just spend all of my life on the run looking over my shoulder

Now I burn down every door I ever shut

When you

I said you-u-u

Oh when you-u-u light my fire