The Belle Brigade Lonely Lonely

I got a friend, doesn’t talk to me

He doesn’t tell me what is going on

He doesn’t like it when I open up

Oh and I got a friend who’s a lot like me

I never tell her what is going on

She’s always asking me to open up

I guess I never really have the guts

Why does it get so hard sometimes

I know you wanna get high at night

Why does it get so hard why does it get so

Lonely lonely, lonely lonely

Remember when we were younger and

All we thought about was growing up

But we could never really grow enough

Oh and you blink an eye and you’re looking back

Now what you had then is what you lack

And all you’re saying is remember when

You’re always trying to get back again

Why does it get so hard sometimes

I know you wanna get high at night

Why does it get so hard why does it get so

Hard sometimes I really wanna get high tonight

Why does it get so hard why does it get so

Lonely lonely, lonely lonely

Lonely lonely, lonely lonely

Lonely lonely, lonely lonely

Lonely lonely, oh it gets so

Lonely lonely, lonely lonely

Why does it get so hard sometimes

I know you wanna get high at night

Why does it get so hard why does it get so

Hard sometimes I really wanna get high tonight

Why does it get so hard why does it get so

Lonely lonely, lonely lonely

Lonely lonely, lonely lonely

The Belle Brigade Shirt

I am dry, I’m your shirt, and I’ve been hung out on a line

And I have designs so if you stain me, I will still seem fine

But really, you’re just wearing me out

Yeah really, you’re just wearing me out

Yeah I’ve been told, my momma said, I wear my heart on my sleeve

But I try to hide and roll it up, but every time it comes back creased

And no one is gonna iron me out

No, no one is gonna straighten me out

Yeah one of these days, it’s coming on

I think that I might just unfold

I’ll rip the seams and tear some holes

And I’ll probably get sold

But no one’s gonna wear me out

No, no one’s gonna wanna wear me out

Yeah one of these days, you’ll put me on

I might not fit you anymore

But I won’t mind, I’ll always find

My way into another drawer

And no one’s gonna wear me out

No, no one’s gonna wanna wear me out

I am dry, I’m your shirt, and I’ve been hung out on a line

The Belle Brigade Sweet Louise

Did you hear about me

Me and what I’ve done

I wrote a letter to sweet Louise

I confessed my love

And I thought that everyone would know by now

I’ve been alive long enough to know how things just get around

And everybody probably thinks I’m crazy

Well I’ll just tell you now

That I fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

I just fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

“One, two, a one, two, three, four”

It was like a movie

Watching her eyes read

What I wrote made sweet Louise

Feel weak in her knees

And I thought that everyone would know by now

I’ve been alive long enough to know how things just get around

And everybody probably thinks I’m crazy

Well I’ll just tell you now

That I fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

I just fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

In that moment you knew from her eyes

She don’t feel the same

But oh my words were not in vain

‘Cause I can always say till the day I die

That I, I told her anyway

Well I’ll just tell you now

That I fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

I just fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

I just fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

I just fell in love and I couldn’t help myself

I just fell in love

The Belle Brigade Losers

There will always be someone better than you

Even if you’re the best

So let’s stop the competition now

Or we will both be losers

And I’m ashamed I ever tried to be higher than the rest

But brother I am not alone

We’ve all tried to be on top of the world somehow

‘Cause we have all been losers

I don’t wanna be laid down

No I don’t wanna die knowing

That I spent so much time when I was young

Just trying to be the winner

So I wanna make it clear now

I wanna make it known

That I don’t care about any of that shit no more

Don’t care about being a winner

Or being smooth with women

Or going out on Fridays

Being the life of parties

No, no more, no

There will always be someone worse than you

Sister don’t let it get to your head

‘Cause you won’t be on top of the world so long

In constant competition

This ain’t about no one in particular

But I could list a few

I’m removing myself from the queue

Don’t care about being a winner

Or being smooth with women

Or going out on Fridays

Being the life of parties

Don’t care about being harder

Or being Daddy’s favorite

Or if you think I’m a mimic

Or if I am a loser

Don’t care about being a winner

Or being smooth with women

Or going out on Fridays

Being the life of parties

Don’t care about being harder

Or being Daddy’s favorite

Or if you think I’m a mimic

Or if I am a loser

No, no more

No more

No more

No more

No more

No more

The Belle Brigade Not The One

If you’re looking for a love to hold

And if you are thinking it is me

And all the questions praying on your mind

You want to know, you want to know

But you gotta see to believe

And if you want to take it slowly

And if you want to make it home on time

And if you never want to loose your mind

I am probably not the one that you want

If you’re looking for a friend to come

And get you out of your routine

Well there ain’t a promise that i’ve ever made

I don’t intend to keep,

But you gotta see to believe

And if you want to take it slowly

And if you want to make it home on time

And if you never want to loose your mind

I am probably not the one that you want

But I could be the one who’ll show you

You’re never gonna have to look back

And I could be the one who’ll love you forever

And never bend the track

And if you want to take it slowly

And if you want to make it home on time

And if you never want to loose your mind

I am probably not the one that you want

No I am probably not the one that you want

The Belle Brigade Where Not To Look For Freedom

Oh where am I gonna find a free feeling

Oh the one I’ve always wanted to know

Where I am not afraid of revealing, oh no

I’ll show whatever I want whenever I want

Well I’ve done an awful lot of concealing

Yeah I’ve spent a lot of time just sitting at home

Oh and is the only way to find a free feeling on the road

Where you go wherever you want whenever you want

When you live in the unknown it becomes your home

And when you got nowhere left to go

Then you’re gonna know

Where not to look for freedom

When you’re inside your prison

And you’re the only warden

Tell me where to look for freedom

Well I’ve been looking real hard for a teacher

But they better not be looking for me

‘Cause I never found one in a preacher, oh Lord

Anyone that says that they see the way I should be

When everything you know

You don’t recognize at all

Well then you got nowhere left to go

Then you’re gonna know

Where not to look for freedom

When you’re inside your prison

And you’re the only warden

Tell me where to look for freedom

Oh I been getting heavy into my reading

Oh I been listening to my favorite song

Well I could never keep down a force-feeding too long

Eat up whatever I want whenever I want

Well you’re gonna meet the wall

When you think you’ve heard it all

And then you got nowhere left to go

Then you’re gonna know

Where not to look for freedom

When you’re inside your prison

And you’re the only warden

Don’t have to leave the country

You cannot find your wisdom

In someone else’s story

But if you find your glory

Tell me where to look for freedom

Oh where am I gonna find a free feeling

Tell me where to look for freedom

Oh where am I gonna find a free feeling

Tell me where to look for freedom

Oh where am I gonna find a free feeling

Tell me where to look for freedom

The Belle Brigade My Goodness

My goodness is a tumbleweed, blowing away from me

I neglected the garden, it wilted and it hardened

Like a lifeless bouquet I let it blow away

Blow away, hey yeah

And if I pass my goodness on the road, if I see it on the blacktop

And if I recognize and ask to hold it

Would it take me back, Lord

Take me back, would it take me back

My love is a broken wing

And it doesn’t beat

I neglected the arrow that tore into the marrow

In a feather cascade I let it blow away

Blow away, hey yeah

And if I pass my love beside the road, if I see it on the blacktop

And if I recognize and ask to hold it

Would it take me back, Lord

Take me back, would it take me back

And if I pass my goodness on the road, if I see it on the blacktop

And if I recognize and ask to hold it

Would it take me back, Lord

Take me back, would it take me back

Take me back

Take me back

Who would take me back

The Belle Brigade Ashes

You light the fire,

But you don’t keep it alive.

It cools down, you get tired,

And the red turns to white.

And the ashes in the air,

Can be collected and confined.

To the shape we used to make,

But the weight is gone.

All your life,

Every love you ever had has expired.

You gets old and you stop trying,

When it’s down to the wire.

All the ashes in the air,

Can be collected and confined.

To the shape we used to make,

But the weight is gone.

When weight is gone,

And how you’re gonna get it back.

When weight is gone,

And how you’re gonna get it back.

When weight is gone,

And how you’re gonna get it back.

When weight is gone,

And how you’re gonna get it back.

And the ashes in the air,

Can be collected and confined.

To the shape we used to make,

But the weight is gone.

And the ashes in the air,

Can be collected and confined.

To the shape we used to make,

But the weight is gone.

The Belle Brigade Belt Of Orion

I find a couple of stars in the sky

The rest are all being outshined by the light of this town

So I look down at the ground and see the stars in the sidewalk

But all it does is get me down

‘Cause it ain’t pretty

The heart of this city

Where everyone’s just trying to impress

And yeah I pity

The ones that just try to look pretty

In other words I pity myself

Oh from the valley I look to the mountain to find my only way out

Follow the light from the Belt of Orion

And on the corner’s a man with his hand out

All I have to give him is my ever-changing smile

But in the back of my head I want to sit with him and talk with him

But that will keep me there for a while

He is a wanderer

Well so am I

I just have my place to stay

But it makes me wonder

How if everything went under

I would still be okay

Oh from the valley I look to the mountain to find my only way out

Follow the light from the Belt of Orion

I find a couple of stars in the sky

The rest are all being outshined

I find a couple of stars in the sky

The rest are all being outshined

The Belle Brigade Punch Line

A long winter and a red hot summer

I don’t remember very much about that year

What I recall is a fear of falling in love

While I was

I gave everything I had to my lover

It’s no wonder people felt that I disappeared

And at the end of the day all I had for myself

Was my own lonesome tears

But I made her happy

And did that gladly

But oh it don’t mean a thing

Yeah all that’s over now

Me and my sister went to Arizona

Seeing our mom while she was fighting her disease

And doing what everybody said she needed

So she could come home

And it was late in the night when I called you

One in the morning right outside of a motel

Just checking in to tell you I was scared

And that I felt

You didn’t love me

You said you love me honey

Oh it don’t mean a thing

Yeah all that’s over

Now when I dream all I see

Is you being untrue to me

Telling lies, shaking hands

Having laughs over and over again

The punchline of a joke I am

Oh it don’t mean a thing

Yeah all that’s over

But it don’t mean a thing

Yeah all that’s over

But it don’t mean a thing