Quinn XCII These Days

‘Cause I need someone who tells me I’m all right

Don’t sell me short, don’t leave me out to dry

My jaded nature’s got me terrified

‘Cause I can tell these days, nothing makes sense no more

My world is dark now how ’bout yours

These days, nothing makes sense no more

Facing these things I’ll just ignore

So I wake up, my skin feels cold

But I got no drive to reach down in my empty soul

And the rain falls down my window, unfamiliar tones

Don’t know the sound

I start tripping, wondering what is real

I’m in outer space, lone in my room

I can see your face, know it’s not you

Stains on my brain leave me rolling

Losing my track of time

Finding a light is the motive

Everyone else feels fine, fine

‘Cause I need someone who tells me I’m all right

Don’t sell me short, don’t leave me out to dry

My jaded nature’s got me terrified

‘Cause I can tell these days, nothing makes sense no more

My world is dark now how ’bout yours

These days, nothing makes sense no more

Facing these things I’ll just ignore

So I slide through the midnight blues

And I look back thinking, “how did I get overused?”

Take a breathe, slow down

It seems that I can’t find my muse

And I know this sounds

Like I can’t tell what’s fake and what is real

I’m in outer space, on the outside

I don’t know this place, lost in the sky

Can’t seem to find any reason

Reasons to notify

My family back home this evening

Tell them I’m still alive

My world is dark now how ’bout yours

These days, nothing makes sense no more

Facing these things I’ll just ignore

‘Cause I need someone who tells me I’m all right

Don’t sell me short, don’t leave me out to dry

My jaded nature’s got me terrified

‘Cause I can tell these days, nothing makes sense no more

These days, nothing makes sense no more

These days, nothing makes sense no more

My world is dark now how ’bout yours

These days, nothing makes sense no more

Facing these things I’ll just ignore

Quinn XCII Before It Burned

My heart falls on my chest, beats crazy when I’m around you

Most times I’m sweating bullets soon as we’re let outta school

‘Cause I don’t wanna find you standing there with someone new

I think I have to kill myself if somebody knew

The way that I feel when you say my name but don’t shout it

The sun’s on your face, but everything else is too clouded

I go back and forth and now I’m wondering

Why you’re so caught up in his lust

I stand outside with distance

And I can tell, way deep down, that there’s no trust

I can’t stand how it feels

Knowing you’ll never see me more than just

A face in the crowd, a tape on the ground

A flame that went out before it burned

I never tried, it’s so one-sided, so I can’t blame you

There’s no denying I caught your eye, then I looked at my shoes

I pray so hard, need back those chances I always blew

I think I have to kill myself if somebody knew

The way that I feel when you say my name but don’t shout it

The sun’s on your face, but everything else is too clouded

And all that I need is that simple sound from those lips

‘Cause you’ve been playing me over and over again

Playing me over and over again

I go back and forth and now I’m wondering

Why you’re so caught up in his lust

I stand outside with distance

And I can tell, way deep down, that there’s no trust

I can’t stand how it feels

Knowing you’ll never see me more than just

A face in the crowd, a tape on the ground

A flame that went out before it burned

I go back and forth and now I’m wondering

Why you’re so caught up in his lust

I stand outside with distance

And I can tell, way deep down, that there’s no trust

I can’t stand how it feels

Knowing you’ll never see me more than just

A face in the crowd, a tape on the ground

A flame that went out before it burned

Quinn XCII Full Circle

Ay, ay, words that I say

Downtown the lights out but we chose to stay

I don’t know where this may go

These strangers know all the words at my shows

I tell she lovin’ our style

Shit makes her face red whenever I smile

I lay down, takes off her clothes

Wake up I leave for the door

Tell myself I don’t need a drink

I got champagne iced in the sink

They keep callin’ me for the link

Music’s there but, damn, still I think I need you

Ay, ay, words that I say

East coast to West coast we rhymin’ all day

I really do mean what I say

New York City to L.A

Got me feelin like

Oh no, we ’bout to blow

We just laid down six hit songs in a row

You’ve been told, it’s time you should know

And now to get your girlfriend in mood, here’s a little number by Quinn

Hey baby, come inside of my room

I need you, leave out all of that news

I need you by my love

And it’s all because you love me

You don’t want me out of your sight

But I can’t stay here all of these nights

You need me by your side

And it’s all because you love me

And the bed starts squeaking

That’s the sound of the weekend

Left my problems to dry

I’m lounging out in the deep end

I can choose whenever I want to sleep in

So tell me where to go

And they can start peeping songs off my new album

Shit ain’t even got a title

Just started singing already shit on your idols

Smilin’ back at me as the rotated on vinyl

Sun shaded vibes fill up a room and bloom with my arrival

Roll one up then you pull one out

5 am when we go to sleep

And I’ll be up and I’m feelin’ good

This is how it’s supposed to be

Roll one up then you pull one out

5am when we go to sleep

And I’ll be up and feelin’ good

This is how it’s supposed to be

Ay, ay, words that I say

Downtown the lights out but we choose to stay

I don’t know where this may go

These strangers know all the words at my shows

I tell she lovin’ our style

Shit makes her face red whenever I smile

I lay down takes off her clothes

Wake up I leave for the door

Quinn XCII Good Friend

She waits, he works, they live at night

Low pay, no way to stay polite

Too late to change the state of mind

Lights out, black on, too hard to find

Hops in his car, that’s a bad blessing

Long night ahead, now she’s mad stressing

Time’s on their side, but they’re still shakin’

Gun in their hands, money for the taking

Then he feels her touch, it becomes all too much

Don’t say goodbye, say hello to my good friend

See, he’s all I know

Run and hide, ain’t no show, this is a hold-up

Hope you just know that we steal to survive

She prays to change, they wisely would

How could something so bad fund their livelihood

He knows it’s tough but it’s for their good

Left their morals out to burn like it’s firewood

And in their hard days have each other still

Moving through motions like they know the drill

So when it comes to fate, they don’t have a say

Grown up with these roles that they have to play

Rents late as hell but they’re side-steppin’

Hearts on their sleeves to conceal weapons

Break down the door but nobody’s waking

Head for the drawer, money for the taking

Then he feels her touch, it becomes all too much

Don’t say goodbye, say hello to my good friend

See, he’s all I know

Run and hide (yeah), ain’t no show, this is a hold-up

Hope you just know that we steal to survive

[x2]

But if this ends in ruin

It could have happened anywhere

Can’t help but feeling human

Looked up at Wall Street millionaires

[x2]

Don’t say goodbye, say hello to my good friend

See, he’s all I know

Run and hide (yeah), ain’t no show, this is a hold-up

Hope you just know that we steal to survive

[x2]

Quinn XCII Straightjacket

She’s a psycho from a Midwest suburb

No straightjacket could hold her

Wild eyes, they would lure me in her trap

I go mad just to hold her

Until I noticed that something was strange

Out of my range, there was no way back

Something went off in my brain

She was insane, here she goes again

A psycho from a Midwest suburb

I woke up and I told her

You won’t know me when the feelings all gone

And I tell everyone

And the look on your face will slowly come undone

‘Cause it was all a front

And quietly, I say it to your face

That you will need to find another place to stay

And no you won’t know me when the feelings all gone

And I tell everyone, ay

She’s a loose cannon with a temper, so absurd

Hiding from the police, yeah

Took pills with the name I’d never heard

But they were for sleep, she fooled me

That’s when I noticed that something was strange

Out of my range, there was no way back

Something went off in my brain

She was insane, here she goes again

A psycho from a Midwest suburb

I woke up and I told her

You won’t know me when the feelings all gone

And I tell everyone

And the look on your face will slowly come undone

‘Cause it was all a front

And quietly, I say it to your face

That you will need to find another place to stay

And now you won’t know me when the feelings all gone

And I tell everyone, ay

And I tell everyone

And I tell everyone

And I tell everyone

And I tell everyone

I noticed that something was strange

Out of my range, there was no way back

Something went off in my brain, she was insane

Here she goes again

A psycho from a Midwest suburb

I woke up and I told her

You won’t know me when the feelings all gone

And I tell everyone

And the look on your face will slowly come undone

‘Cause it was all a front

And quietly, I say it to your face

That you will need to find another place to stay

And now you won’t know me when the feelings all gone

And I tell everyone, ay

And I tell everyone

And I tell everyone

And I tell everyone

And I tell everyone

Quinn XCII Wounds

Love is there if you want it

But I bet you don’t want it like I do

Everybody gotta flaunt it

Make a silly lie up, how ’bout two

And in my drunken stupor

I fell over the stool

3AM, just hit the wall

Realized that I lost you

I want to see you stand here with me tonight

I want to love you deeply, be by your side

And I probably don’t say this enough

So please don’t mind

And I wrote this song an hour ago

So be so kind

We got love

Hey-o

Believe in anything that leads us from our homes

Just say heyo-o-o

See I need you

And I can’t be on my own

Can you heal these wounds

Will you break my heart

Can we take this all

Way back to the start

Can we leave here soon

No matter where we are

Guided by these headlights

All these days in my car

[x2]

Sunshine through the window pane

Mind is racing still

Missed call but it’s not your name

She’s a dangerous type thrill

Locked doors she hide our souls

These challenges we like

Leave like they don’t have to know

We hit the road and I shut down

Conversations you brought up

‘Bout the way that you only

Act this way when you’re lonely

So I press down faster

As I’m scared by your last words

Then you say that it’s worth it

Far from home but not nervous

Hey-o

Believe in anything that leads us from our homes

Just say heyo-o-o

See I need you

And I can’t be on my own

Can you heal these wounds

Will you break my heart

Can we take this all

Way back to the start

Can we leave here soon

No matter where we are

Guided by these headlights

All these days in my car

[x2]

Quinn XCII Bones

Down down deep in the bottom

Beneath all the traces of all these old broken bones is her love

Tell you, tell you she’s bad news

Wears hearts like a tattoo

Her friends won’t deny its still we never get enough

She breaks down all the souls that spend their days beside her

Don’t listen to what you’ve been told, this girl’s a ruthless liar

Said she loves you son, hold onto that gun never let go

Dive away from that hit and run, don’t say I never said so

Time is up, we chase it, but shes alone lets face it

There’s days she don’t know which way to turn

The crowd is getting older, her heart is getting colder

She’s slowly reached the point of no return

Down down deep in the bottom

Beneath all the mistakes, the lies and the wide spread tells is her love

Millions and billions of stories where she takes all the glory

Been told so many times the truth got lost long ago

She sets the course for us all, still can’t believe we play hard

And in her mind she’s the queen, treats me like I’m no face card

But in the end we’ve won, falls onto her knees, Ready Set Go

Cause when is all said and done, the front she puts on is all show

Time is up, we chase it, but shes alone lets face it

There’s days she don’t know which way to turn

The crowd is getting older, her heart is getting colder

She’s slowly reached the point of no return

Don’t go breaking my bones now, bones now there you go

Don’t go breaking my bones now, bones now there you go

Said you’re breaking my bones now, bones now there you go

Your heart is breaking my bones now, bones now there you go

You know you’re breaking my bones now, bones now there you go

Said you’re breaking my bones now, bones now there you go

Time is up, we chase it, but she’s alone lets face it

There’s days she don’t know which way to turn

The crowd is getting older, my heart is getting colder

She’s slowly reached the point of no return

Quinn XCII Tourist

There’s a house over the hill that somebody died in

There’s a pool down in the backyard I would love to lie in

It’s the first time that I’m in the Hills, I kind of like it

So I hope you don’t leave me alone

You got celebs on the left and right working the night shift

Can’t tell if they lying to my face, they come off righteous

No way I could match the old days to what half this night is

So I pray you don’t leave me alone

Ain’t tripping on my leather seats, my windows down

‘Cause it hurts for me to know, hurts for me to know

Veins ripping, oh, don’t let them see how I changed the sound

Yeah, it hurts for me to know

I’m not a tourist no more, no more

Mercedes Benz on these narrow streets I’m tryna ride in

Drug dealers in their mansions that they love to hide in

Dog days, but many Cali nights, we start to like this

So I hope that you leave me alone

Ain’t tripping on my leather seats, my windows down

‘Cause it hurts for me to know, hurts for me to know

Veins ripping, oh, don’t let them see how I changed the sound

Yeah, it hurts for me to know

I’m not a tourist no more, no more

I’m not a tourist no more, no more, no

10 years have gone by and I’m burning up, I’m burning up

Remind me now, why did I run out here?

Rumors on the side that I’m earning some, but not enough

Money and love from you is true

Ain’t tripping on my leather seats, my windows down

‘Cause it hurts for me to know, hurts for me to know

Veins ripping, oh, don’t let them see how I changed the sound

Yeah, it hurts for me to know

I’m not a tourist no more, no more

I’m not a tourist no more, no more

I’m not a tourist, no

Quinn XCII New Wave

We love falling deeper

Drown ourselves in all that goes on

You say fear the reaper

I say bring him on

You probably follow

I’m on the new wave

You’re looking hollow

I found a new way

Show me how you do

Tell me how you feel

‘Cause you say you’re living fine all the time

But I know whats real

And it’s all the same

Tell me how you deal

‘Cause you been waiting on the next thing I would say

I’m on a new wave

I’m on a new wave

I’m on a new wave

(She gotta be my love to worry ’bout)

I’m on a new wave

(You got it, don’t say no, don’t worry bout it, you got it)

They can’t help but notice

Say my name till they wear it out

And envy is the focus

There’s no reason to doubt

You probably follow

I’m on the new wave

You’re looking hollow

I found a new way

Show me how you do

Tell me how you feel

‘Cause you say you’re living fine all the time

But I know what’s real

And it’s all the same

Tell me how you deal

‘Cause you been waiting on the next thing I would say

I’m on a new wave

I’m on a new wave

I’m on a new wave

(She gotta be my love to worry bout)

I’m on a new wave

(You got it, don’t say no, don’t worry bout it, you got it)

Tell me all your problems

Know I simply can’t relate

And if you call me on my cellphone

Know I give it to you straight

I’m on a new wave, hey yeah

I’m on a new, yo, oh, oh, oh

I’m on a new wave

‘Cause you say you’re living fine all the time

But I know what’s real

I’m on a new wave

(She gotta be my love to worry bout)

‘Cause you been waiting on the next thing I would say

I’m on a new wave

Quinn XCII Light On

I try and tell myself

That time’s not cold, cold, cold

But I know deep down that

Fortune favors the bold, bold, bold

Back in this old town

With my old friends

But you got to come around

‘Cause I’ve been looking for you to show me

Something, right now

Don’t leave it won’t cost a thing

Two shots ’till I’m off the rocker

Don’t stop when you start to swing

Young dreams I left in my locker

Cause we’re grown now, it’s worthless

To reminisce on things we don’t have

I’m twisted, not perfect

But I know enough to never lose doubt

Cause we’re all just human

It’s really that simple

I wanna’ stay, I wanna’ go, got lost along this road

No sense confusing

A quake from a tremble

I tried to say to take it slow but they said no

You made me smarter now I’m on my own

When you’re by my side I feel I’m at home

You gave me shelter to last through the storm

Stayed by my side in the night ’till I’m warm

Now lately, you can’t be found

Did you leave me shattered on the ground

A long, long way from here

I try and tell myself

That time’s not cold, cold, cold

But I know deep down that

Fortune favors the bold, bold, bold

Back in this old town

With my old friends

But you got to come around

‘Cause I’ve been looking for you to show me

Something, right now

Don’t leave it won’t cost a thing

Two shots ’till I’m off the rocker

Don’t stop when you start to swing

Young dreams I left in my locker

‘Cause we’re grown now, it’s worthless

To reminisce on things we don’t have

I’m twisted, not perfect

But I know enough to never lose doubt

Hey, hey, heyeah, hey, heyeah, heyeah, yeah…