Vanessa Carlton Ascension

Canyon

This canyon

Formations of sand and stone

You’ll navigate down the ‘lope

Ascension

Ascension

The sky is no separate light

And we watch every day of our life

And we grow

And I go and die

Vanessa Carlton Fools Like Me

Beware the danger it lurks for those who get swept away

The dreamers get punished most by truth

They say it’s all in a little ways

One reveals their love’s gone away,

Love’s gone away

When my hand was in your hand

My heart was pure

Now I see a different man

Rewriting memories

The dogs run down the beach

And all I’m left with

Is sand in my shoes,

Sand in my shoes

Fools like me

We love blindly

And the cracks don’t count

It’s gotta break in front of me

Now I recall that time at the caf©,

The thunderstorm outside

Words you could never say,

They hold the loudest tones

You say you’ll write

But it’s ink on a page,

Just ink on a page

Fools like me

Oh we love blindly

And the cracks don’t count

It’s gotta break in front of me

Tic toc the time

Distant look grows in your eye

But fools never ask

Afraid of what lurks in your mind

I always knew, somehow, always knew

I always knew the truth

Fools like me

Oh we never see

Cause the cracks don’t count

It’s gotta break in front of me

And it’s breakin’,

It’s breakin’,

It’s breakin’

It’s gotta break for me to see

At least I can say

I was not afraid

I loved you all the way

I’d pick the fool any day

Vanessa Carlton Unlock The Lock

Feel it come on like a sudden hope

Bursting through a lost dome

It’s beautiful as the sadness starts to quiet

Leave the city for a desert sky

It’s like one big eye on you

The storm is now and the horses wanna run

And they run

You know what you should do

You choose not to go

The keys hangs low around your neck

I know what you know

Unlock the lock

Unlock the lock

Unlock the lock

Follow your feelings, but it doesn’t matter

Like a pact you remember once

Something’s coming in on you and it’s pure

Is it love?

You know what you should do

You choose not to go

The keys hang low around your neck

I know what you know

Unlock the lock

Unlock the lock

Unlock the lock

Unlock the lock

Unlock the lock

Unlock the lock

Feel it come on like a sudden hope

Bursting through a lost hope

Beautiful as the sadness starts to quiet

It is love

It is love

Vanessa Carlton Pretty Baby

You light me up and then I fall for you

You lay me down and then I call for you

Stumbling on reasons that are far and few

I’d let it all come down and then some for you

Pretty baby don’t you leave me

I have been saving smiles for you

Pretty baby why can’t you see

You’re the one that I belong to

I’ll be the embrace that keeps you warm

For you’re the sun that breaks the storm

I’ll be alright and I’ll sleep sound

As long as you keep comin’ around, oh pretty baby

And I know things can’t last forever

But there are lessons that you’ll never learn

Oh just the scent of you it makes me hurt

So how’s it you that makes me better

[Chorus]

Why can’t you hold me and never let go

When you touch me it is me that you own

Pretty baby oh the place that you hold in my heart

Would you break it apart again… oh pretty baby

[Chorus]

Pretty baby, why can’t you see

Pretty baby, don’t you leave me

Pretty baby, why can’t you see

Pretty baby, don’t you leave me,

Pretty Baby

My Pretty Baby

My Pretty Baby

Don’t you leave me [fade]

Vanessa Carlton Dear California

As usual, I’m in a tricky predicament

Weather in my thoughts, on the roof sneaking a cigarette

Dear California, it’s been nice to know ya

Tell me, will you miss me when I’m gone?

‘Cause he loves me as I leave, so I’m gonna go

And I’m not in companies when you feel it most

And you keep my memory, hope ya keep me close

Would you love me as I leave?

This alchemy is making me suspicious

As if I slipped you some belladonna

That I crossed town to get, don’t you know?

Yes, my grand friend checks it

Oh he loves me as I leave, so I’m gonna go

And I’m not in companies when you feel it the most

And you keep my memory, hope ya keep me close

Would you love me as I leave?

Ever-changing as the sea, it’s my only hope

It’s just me and my pup in the open road

But your face is like a paper-cut to the heart

Slip away while you sleep

It’s easy, it’s easier

Than it seems

It’s easy, it’s easier

Than it seems

Just go, I’ll go, don’t cry

I don’t know, I don’t know, but you fly

(Hey!)

Paper-cut to the heart

Oh he loves me as I leave, so I’m gonna go

And I’m not in companies when you feel it most

And you keep my memory, hope ya keep me close

Would you love me as I leave?

Ever-changing as the sea

Would you love me as I leave?

Dear California

Would you love me as I leave?

Dear California

Would you love me as I leave?

Dear California

Would you love me as I leave?

Dear California

Vanessa Carlton Who’s To Say

Stand up straight

Do your trick

Turn on the stars

Jupiter shines so bright

When you’re around they tell us slow down,

We’re too young you need to grow

The speed’s the key

And they don’t know who we are

And who’s to say that we’re not good enough?

And who’s to say that this is not our love?

Mother don’t tell me friends are the ones that I lose

‘Cause they’d bleed before you

And sometimes family are the ones you’d choose

It’s too late now

I hold on to this life I found

And who’s to say we won’t burn it out?

And who’s to say we won’t sink in doubt?

Who’s to say that we won’t fade to gray?

Who are they anyway? Anyway they don’t know

And you say we’re too young, but maybe you’re too old to remember

And I try to pretend but I just feel it when we’re together

And if you don’t believe me, you never really knew us

You never really knew

You and I, packin’ up my room, we feel alright

But we’re not welcome, soon

We’ll be drivin’, ’cause they don’t know who we are

Who’s to say we won’t stay together?

Who’s to say we aren’t getting stronger?

Who’s to say I can’t live without you?

Who are they anyway? Anyway they don’t know

And you say we’re too young, but maybe you’re too old to remember

And I try to pretend, but I just feel it when we’re together

Who is to say?

And who is to say?

And who are they anyway?

Stand up boy, I shine so bright when you’re around

Vanessa Carlton Spring Street

Nah, nah-nah-nah, nah nah nah

Nah, nah-nah-nah, nah nah nah

I was heading down to Spring Street with a suitcase in my hand

Filled with love and life and grand illusion,

I knew you’d understand

I left you by the stairwell

And your eyes were wet with tears

Mother you knew you had to let me go,

Even after all these years

And we sing

Nah, nah-nah-nah, nah nah nah

She said

Nah-nah-nahnah nah nah nah

Walk on

Nah-nah nah, nah, nah nah nah

You’re alright

Nah-nah, nah, nah nah nah nah

And I found myself a new life

I’ve been living with some friends

We hold on to dreams and live like kings,

Like the days will never end

I left him by the statue and his eyes were filled with tears

Lover you knew you had to let me go

Even after all these years

And we sing

Nah-nahnah-nah nah nah nah

He said

Nah-nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah

Walk on

Nah-nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah

You’re alright

Nah-nah, nah, nah nah nah nah

Everything changes friends become strangers

What we hold so dear slips away

The past keeps on fading,

But I’ll never forget you

It’s hard to see that you’re a part of me

Even when we have to say

Nah-nah, nah, nah,nah nah nah

Walk on

Nah-nah, nah, nah nah nah nah nah

We sing

Nah-nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah

Well alright

Nah-nah, nah, nah nah nah nah

And I moved out of the city

To start a family of my own

When I look into my daughter’s eyes,

I don’t feel so alone

And as I walk her down to Spring Street

She holds on to my hand

Mother you knew my eyes would be wet with tears and now I understand

Nah-nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah

And I said

Nah-nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah

Walk on

Nah-nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah

Thank you

Nah-nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah

Walk on,

You’re alright

Can’t hold on

Nah-nah,nah, nah, nah nah nah

Vanessa Carlton Fairweather Friends

Say you see through the folly

But you do it for the fame

And I’m fighting the jetstream

Drinking cheap wine on airplanes

You’re in L.A. not Chicago

Key under mat

I walk the dog, order in

Home alone

Found your letter on a full-moon Sunday night

Some other girl in your spell, casting plans for her life

Pour the vodka and it dulls sharp lies

Breathe the words of diamonds on rings

And you didn’t mean to do it

So I don’t have to believe it

If you didn’t really mean it

Magical thinking gets us by

Sing for the aftershow

Those candy-colored lips

Your age is showing and you’ve gotta harder for it

It’s always easier with freshmen

I’m not as clever, it should bring you to life

And you didn’t mean to do it

So I don’t have to believe it

If you didn’t really mean it

Magical thinking gets us by

My fairweather friend

Fairweather friend

Live for the folly, but you did it for the fame

Now you’re fragile as porcelain

Drinking cheap wine on airplanes

Did I ever leave Chicago?

I got your message

Glad you’re doing well

And you didn’t mean to do it

So I don’t have to believe it

If we didn’t really mean it

Magical thinking gets us by

Gets us by

Gets us by

Say you see through the folly

But you did it for the fame

Say you see through the folly

But you did it for the fame

Say you see through the folly

But you did it for the fame

Say you see through the folly

But you did it for the fame

My fairweather friend

Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles

Making my way downtown

Walking fast

Faces pass

And I’m home-bound

Staring blankly ahead

Just making my way

Making a way

Through the crowd

And I need you

And I miss you

And now I wonder

If I could fall into the sky

Do you think time would pass me by?

‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles

If I could just see you tonight

It’s always times like these

When I think of you

And I wonder if you ever think of me

‘Cause everything’s so wrong

And I don’t belong

Living in your precious memory

‘Cause I need you

And I miss you

And now I wonder

If I could fall into the sky

Do you think time would pass me by?

‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles

If I could just see you tonight

And I, I don’t wanna let you know

I, I drown in your memory

I, I don’t wanna let this go

I, I don’t

Making my way downtown

Walking fast

Faces pass

And I’m home-bound

Staring blankly ahead

Just making my way

Making a way

Through the crowd

And I still need you

And I still miss you

And now I wonder

If I could fall into the sky

Do you think time would pass us by?

‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles

If I could just see you

If I could fall into the sky

Do you think time would pass me by?

‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles

If I could just see you

If I could just hold you tonight

Vanessa Carlton Prince

willing and able to run

I am

willing and able I’m able to come

and if I want for you now

would you come

would you run

would you bring it back around

oh, baby how

if it all went away

nothin’ left to say

would you fight it or would you lay down

at the hand of your God could you see the light

oh my prince can’t you see what’s been found

willing and able to run

willing and able to come

I am willing, I’m willing

willing and able to run

I am

willing and able I’m able to come