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"Nothing Rhymes With Woman" (2009)

Indecision lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Long days, come alive
I take it in through my eyes
Long days of paper tigers
They ate all the words of the wise

Now my spirit and bones take me
Straight to a fork in the road
Now my spirit and bones take me
Somewhere I've never known

And if I face indecision
Don't let me face it alone
Just take me straight to Virginia
Back to the faces of home

Long days, fade away
I take it in through my eyes
Sometimes survival's the milestone
Electrified like a lightning tree

Take these spirit and bones
And catapult from the ground
What doesn't throw you or burn you
Will surely turn you around

But if I face indecision
Don't let me face it alone
Just take me straight to Virginia
Back to the places I know
And if I face indecision
Don't let me face it alone
Just take me straight to Virginia
Back to the faces of home

Long days, come alive
I face the trail of Old Lonesome Pine
I catch a glimpse, flickers of brilliance
Straight ahead for what's left behind

Long days, fade away
I hope to see them again
Sometimes survival's the milestone
I may get lost
But I will know where I've been
Know where I've been
I know where I am right now

Another Man's Woman lyrics - Carbon Leaf

I fell in love with another man;s woman
Another man's woman's got a hold on me
I'm on my knees, I cannot see
She came out of the sun just like a deity
She came out of the cold and she is melting me
I fell in love with another man's woman
Another man's woman's got a hold on me
She's swarming in my head just like a buzz of bees
She's hit me like a cyclone on the 7 seas
She came in from the rain and
She's drowning me

Adrift and marrooned on a splinter at sea
Washed up in the desert and there's nothing to drink
And its no surprise that nothing rhymes with womn
Adrift and marooned on a splinted sea
Washed up in the desert and theres nothing to drink
Well, Oh Lord, I'm sure your bored of forgiving me
But don't you see...

I fell in love with another man's woman
Another man's womans got a hold on me
A match in the rain
A moth to the flame
A pleasure-seekin' yahoo with a penchant for pain
A double-decker bus of trouble, I'm in the way
I fell in love with another mans woman
Another man's woman has a hold on me
I painted over truth with my tear-stained lies
I took all of the honey 'til the honeycomb dry
These fantasies could make a dead man rise

Miss Hollywood lyric s- Carbon Leaf

Shootin' Stars. Gilded Age
Yeah just spoll your dreams to me
And we just hide away
You can stay if you believe
Just a leap of faith
Across a busy Boulevard of Broken Dreams

And I dream about her even though I never should...
Miss Hollywood, miss Hollywood, miss hollywood
Yeah I would ride into the sunset if I could
Ms. Hollywood, Ms. Hollywood, Ms. Hollywood
So slow to fade...

Check all the Hip across the street
Taking turns unlocking doors to fame by prozimity
Golden dreams flow like water
and the water always wins, for good or bad
Once you let it in

[Chorus]

Don't cry on Oscar night
Lifted off from Mother Earth
To find her elusive smile
You can't buy authentic vibe
But you can checkout all the detours off the 405
But you can stay if you believe
But spinning gold is never easy
When shooting stars are your dreams
Up in the sku a star's just a star
But funny thing, when looking up
It seems to follow you wherever you are

And I dream about her even though I never should
Miss Hollywood, miss Hollywood, miss Hollywood
Yeah I could ride into the sunset if I could
Ms. Hollywood, Ms. Hollywood, Ms. Hollywood
And I dream about her even though I never should
Miss Hollywood, miss Hollywood, miss Hollywood
Yeah I would ride into the sun like Clint Eastwood
Ms. Hollywood, Ms. Hollywood, Ms. Hollywood
So slow to fade... So slow to fade... So slow to fade...

Cinnamindy lyrics - Carbon Leaf

She longs for Peace
Its her revenge
She's a stark-white Pale Horse Rider
And Hell's just around the bend
She's kids to raise
She's got bills to feed
And her pride is a higher horse
Than some bum of a man upon a steed
The handle's rough,
She works it smooth
Hardened by the pace
The handds get though and it transfers through
Before the lines can reach her face

She flies like a kite held at the other end
Tuggin; dont on her cinnamon threads
Shes shreddin' in the wind

But she reads The Bible
She believes in the light
She thumbs through the pages
Til the Good Book smolders and ignites
She cries late at night
No one to hold her tight
Like she should be.. Cinnamindy

Hoarse and sore, her scratchy voice
Saws thru a song like a rusty cello
Now I lay me down to sleep
Lights out, time to dream
Her days are fine
She makes everybody smile
With her raspy laugh
The days are long
But she blows it all off
With a wink and a little sass

She flies like a kite...

Lake Of Silver Bells lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Float from the balcony
We ride the pine top swells
Down from the old hotel
On the Lake of Silver Bells
Leading is lonely
When you're dancing through derisions
So much left for giving
In the year of the living dangerously happy
On the Lake of Silver Bells

Light flickers by
A hundred suns hehind the trees
Melts us in a lullaby
Our eyelids are like movie screens
And we close our eyes
And feel the warmth come into frame
We close our eyes
Until our dreamsbecome one and the same
So much left for giving
In the year of living dangerously happy
On the Lake of Silver Bells

We dance across till we drop
The bells keep time and never stop
We sleep and we wake
To muffled chimes out on the lake
We dance across till we drop
The bells keep time and never stop
We sleep and we wake
On the Lake of Silver Bells

W've reached a secret place
To rest and reconcile
We close our eyes
The only change is no change for a while
We'll buy the old hotel
And we will make this place our own
And fill each room with sons and daughters
And never be alone

[Chorus]

Looking passed the love you face
You miss the place you never had
But what you need's not just the dream
But somethings on the other end
Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
You're much too fast asleep

What Have You Learned? lyrics - Carbon Leaf

What have you learned, can you remember?
What would you like for me to do?
Everything you need from me is in your hands
And everything else is up to you
You’re like a butterfly on a windy day
You use directions in a roundabout way

What have you learned,
Now that you’ve been burned
By the guy who used to be the center of your eye
And you’re blown away by your own hurricane
And you wonder why
Cast away and you’re looking through the wreckage for your pride,
But you can’t salvage what you don’t supply

What have you learned,
Now that you’ve been burned
By the girl who used to be the center of your world
Who used to be your center of gravity
And now you’re so unsure
You’re like a squirrel out in the middle of the road
You’re halfway there but don’t know which way to go

What have you learned
Now that you’ve been burned
By the one who used to be the one and only
If you could see your sinking dignity
You’re like the waves beating on the sandy shore
You swear you’ve been there once or twice before

What have you learned?
What have you learned?
What have you learned?

What have you learned, can you remember?
Now that they don’t know what to do
Now that they miss your heart of gold so badly
This is what I’d say if I were you
It’s in a treasure chest that’s buried in the sand
But the “x” does not mark the spot and I do not need a hand
And if I burst out into flames without your guidance anymore
Just scatter me across the sea and you can kiss my ashes from the shore

Nananana
Nananananana
Nananana
Nanananana
[x4]

Mexico lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Perhaps I’ve never tried that hard to see
A palm tree swinging lazy in the breeze
Perhaps I looked away too many times
Just ignoring all the signs
Riding high on a temporary vibe
Life and love are messy most of the time

Practical minds breeding practical lives
Leave it all behind
The ocean breeze, the palm trees, and the sunshine
Excuses that a pair of eyes can’t hide
Perhaps this paradise is my decline
Riding high on a temporary vibe
Life and love are messy most of the time
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go
Down in Mexico

We could be drinkin cheap tequila en the playa esquinita
And it sure is good to see the sea again
We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita
And it sure is good to see the sea again

We both know what this could be or pretend that it’s not happening
Float forever, take a trip with me
Live forever in a postcard where it lives and breathes in blue and green
And roaring up a gentle breeze,
We’re riding high on a temporary vibe,
Life and love are messy most of the time
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go
Down in mexico

We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita
And it sure is good to see the sea again
We should be drinking margaritas in a foreign buena vista
And it sure is good to see you once again

X-Ray lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Perhaps I’ve never tried that hard to see
A palm tree swinging lazy in the breeze
Perhaps I looked away too many times
Just ignoring all the signs
Riding high on a temporary vibe
Life and love are messy most of the time

Practical minds breeding practical lives
Leave it all behind
The ocean breeze, the palm trees, and the sunshine
Excuses that a pair of eyes can’t hide
Perhaps this paradise is my decline
Riding high on a temporary vibe
Life and love are messy most of the time
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go
Down in Mexico

We could be drinkin cheap tequila en the playa esquinita
And it sure is good to see the sea again
We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita
And it sure is good to see the sea again

We both know what this could be or pretend that it’s not happening
Float forever, take a trip with me
Live forever in a postcard where it lives and breathes in blue and green
And roaring up a gentle breeze,
We’re riding high on a temporary vibe,
Life and love are messy most of the time
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go
If we were sober, we would know that this is real
Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go
Down in mexico

We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita
And it sure is good to see the sea again
We should be drinking margaritas in a foreign buena vista
And it sure is good to see you once again

Drops Of Rain lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Drops of rain
Oh the sun wants to break
Through April just wants
Her lazy saturday
New lovers peak
From their nesting eves
Some secrets to keep
The spill out everywhere
On the corners. Out in the streets
Just a hoody affair
A sweatshirt morning everywhere
Drops of rain on the Coffee window pane
I know I won't get hooked on simple days

If ignorance is bliss my love
I never would forget
What I knew when I was young
Man, I know I can't hold on
To April drops of rain
And then come-what-may...
But its hard to look away

Life is rich, Life is rich
Only if we live through its experience
No thought for a while
Just a quick dix on a smile
Spring is spring, forever young
Its just its job... get in and out
And then its job is done...
Before Summer's born
We're caught between Human Condition frailty
Heaven and Hell, Love and Lust
Oh well... So much to learn

[Chorus]

Drops of rain flip flop belly ring
Pull back hair I really don't care
Just a hoody affair. A hoody affair
A hoody kind of thing
Drops of rain flip flop belly ring
Pull back hair walk nowhere
Just a hoody affair. A hoody affair
A hoody kind of thing

Meltdown lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Hey, hey, how's it going? What you up to? How you been?
I see you're shooting ducks down in a shooting pen again
Yeah, I could use the change, I've scraped the wishing well
And I, I bought the excuse that someone's joy should be my hell

Thaw me out and warm my heart before I get consumed
By the angry bits of broken dreams in my self-inflicted wounds

Love, it's in the bones
Love, it's in the blood
Love, it's in the skin
But you can't let it out if you don't let it in

Please excuse the way I nickel and dime
It seems I spend my tender mercies all the time
Should I base my decisions on the feelings that I feel
Or base my feelings on decisions and pretend the feeling's real?
I'll wait for good times and peace to live and love
Pretty soon I'll find my time's run out and my heart's turned to dust
Cause the world keeps turning whether you live or you die
You can go it alone or leave your footprints on some hearts and minds

And sometimes they tear and sometimes they bleed
And sometimes a heart-felt whipping is just the thing you need

Love, it's in the bones
Love, it's in the blood
Love, it's in the skin
But you can't let it out if you don't let it in
Love, it's in the bones
Love, it's in the blood
Love, it's in the skin
But you can't let it out if you don't let it in (Yeah, yeah, yeah...)

Oh, love, it's in the bones
Love, it's in the blood
Love, it's in the skin
But you can't let it out if you don't let it in
Love, it's in the bones
Love, it's in the blood
Love, it's in the skin
But you can't let it out if you don't let it in

Pink lyrics - Carbon Leaf

So, she catches herself
When she looks down, or too far away
She knows the pain in her side
Is just a mirage and mirages will fade

And so it begins, the mirage settles in
But the sky is light pink before violet
Cause everything's now, everything's now
She notices everything

As she puts on the pink
Her world turns to pink

So, she shows all her teeth when
She's taking the photos, she knows she has friends
She wants colors like these to
Remind her of being a young girl again

She quietly pleads, God just remove
Everything that the doctors don't see
Cause everything's now, everything's now
Please remove everything that's not me

And she puts on the pink
Her world turns to pink

She puts on the pink
Her world turns to pink

She puts on the pink [7x]
She puts on the pink...

Snowfall Music lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Nighttime bridges breathe
Ebb and flow
Cars blink by like a metronome
As the head for home

City glows up into the sky
Winter ribbon clouds
Melt down into grey sky night
Electric with light

And if you're burning like a candle all alone
And if we're burning like 2 candles
With no window to call home
Let it snow

Nighttime evergreens. Fade and glow
All the kids smell snow...it will fall
The kids know it all
Night sky. City sleep
Snow globe halos on the lamps in the street
Ebb and Flow. Fade and Glow
And you never know. You never know

If you're burning like a candle all alone
And if we're burning like 2 candles
With no window to call home
Let it snow. Let is snow over everything
When you hear the sound
Let it snow. Let the snowfall music
Snow its feathers down

Seed lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Vagabond or a bag of bones?
They lay out loose atop the soil
They lay out and here comes the sun
And the winds to blow me away
Who who are you, who am I
Or who are we if not the seed?

Fire by the riverside
Learn to swim
Or no one gets out of here alive

Vagabond, a bag of bones
A dandelion blown to a thousand homes
With no place to go
But who is to say and who's who to know?
Vagabond a bag of bones
A dandelion blown to a thousand homes
With no place to grow
But who is to say and who's who to know?

Wind in the trees
The rain comes thundering down
It takes some water to make a cloud
It takes some seeds to sow the ground
'Cause even a seed
Needs to spend its time in the dirt to grow
But it takes motion to make a sound
It takes getting lost to be found

[chorus]

A shallow grave
Return to dreams
It's over my head
It's all make-believe
In my mind... in my mind
When my thoughts have gone to seed
I will return them to my dreams
Till I return
I return to dreams in my mind
I can hear the thunderclouds moving on
You weren't invited but you're welcome to come along
I can hear the sounds of the thunderclouds moving on
You weren't invited but you're welcome to come along.

Tip Toe lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Tip toe, tip toe... tip toe, tip toe... out of your heart.
And I'm not that proud, I'm not that proud at all,
But I don't know how to gently break your fall.
Forgive me I'm a coward and a stray,
And I don't know how to boldly walk away.
Forgive me I'm a coward and a stray,
And I don't know how to boldly walk away.
So I tip toe, tip toe... out of your heart.

Once upon a summertime is gone,
Wide awake but drifting off and on.
I'm a boat without an anchor or an oar,
You're a cottage sitting pretty by the shore.
When love is on fire, I'm a bird on a wire.
It's easier to stay, high above the way,
It's easier to stay, high above the way,
Of your heart.

And I'm not that proud, I'm not that proud at all,
But I don't know how to gently break your fall.
Forgive me I'm a coward and a stray,
And I don't know how to boldly walk away.
I'm a boat without an anchor or an oar,
You're a cottage sitting pretty by the shore.
I'm a boat without an anchor or an oar,
Spare me boy I've heard it all before.

So I just tip toe, tip toe.. out of my...

"Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat" (2006)

Learn To Fly lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Hello, good-bye
Higher you fly
Into the world

I awoke
This mornin', with pourin' rain in my heart
As I fall apart today
But you make your way
And I'll rise
I will rise if in my mind

But I can see you fly away
I can see the sun upon your face
I can feel your heart and I can hear you cry
And as I fall apart I learn to fly
A dirty bird like me will learn to fly

Hello, good-bye
Two birds hover inside of a heart factory
Holding on to recovery
Fly away or repaired and preparing to go on your way
And I know I'm on my own
But you make your way

And I'll rise
I will rise if in my mind
But I can see you fly away
I can see the sun upon your face
I can feel your heart and I can hear you cry
And as I fall apart I learn to fly
A dirty bird like me will learn to fly

Fly

And everything that I love you for remains
High above the clouds and the cleansing rains

You make your way
And I will rise if in my mind
You make your way
You make your way

But I can see you fly away
I can see the sun upon your face
I can feel your heart and I can hear you cry
A dirty bird like me will learn to fly

Love Loss Hope Repeat lyrics - Carbon Leaf

Take a walk down town
And dream with me
We'll walk the parks and the empty streets
You know the seasons otta Be
Love Loss Hope Repeat

We're alone in a crowded room
Silhouetted in and ready to bloom
You know the seasons otta be
Love loss hope repeat
Love loss hope repeat

And when then high wind blows everything
Like the lion attacking spring
I love you more than I'll ever let on
And that's a fault of mine I'm workin on
I'm workin on

Take a walk downtown

Remember the days that would never end
So much time you couldn't comprehend
When the sun so slow to fade
And tomorrow was more of the same

And the easiest April Rain
Was enough to ignite the flame
And you fade out with a grin
With the company you were in

And when the high wind blows everything
Like a lion attacking the spring
I love you more than I'll ever let on
And that's a fault of mine I'm workin on
I'm workin on

And when the sky's a dusky hue
And everything is bottle blue
I love you more than I ever let on
And that's a fault of mine I m workin on
I'm workin on

Take a walk down town

And jump the train line down
And then turn around at the edge of town
Or continue down to the other side
And ride and ride till we see our lives
And see our lives from outside our city walls
And darkened halls
And the lonely calls
And when we turn around
And head back in
Everything will be new again
Everything will be new

And when the high wind blows everything
Like the lion attacking the spring
I love you more than I'll ever let on
And that's a fault of mine I'm workin on
I'm workin on

And when the sky's a dusky hue
And everything is bottle blue
I love you more than I ever let on
And that's a fault of mine I m workin on
I'm workin on
Take a walk downtown

Under The Wire lyrics - Carbon Leaf

I need to feel redeemed.
I'm going sideways down,
An ever-winding road...
With an ever unbinding load,
Of a one-track mind,
Of a love that's lost somehow,
Of a flashing sign,
I'm under the wire now.

Under the wire,
I'm a train down the line.
Nothing left to lose or gain,
But distance over time.
Under the wire,
Over all that we've been through.
Tell me what to do to get to you.

I need to feel the breeze,
Of a new day's dawn.
I need to be released,
From the cold steel rail I'm on.
Shake the love for a woman.
Break the emotion overdrive.
Take the train to oblivion,
At the crossing of our lives.

Under the wire,
I'm a train down the line.
Nothing left to lose or gain,
But distance over time.
Under the wire,
Over all that we've been through.
Tell me what to do to get to you.

I need to feel redeemed.
I wear my heart on a grimy sleeve.
I bear the pressure of oil and moving steam.
Unaware of my gaining speed.
I'm prepared to move ahead, take the lead...

Under the wire,
I'm a train down the line.
With nothing left to lose or gain,
But distance over time.
Under the wire,
Over all that we've been through.
Tell me what to do to get to you.

I am a steel freight train...
I am a train wreck, hauling back to you.

Royal One lyrics - Carbon Leaf

I'm on a roll,
And I know where I've been.
Heart and soul got traded again.
Moments of fashion not meant to stay...
I live in the past like it was yesterday.
Out of control,
How much can things change in one day?

Another morning breaks
And I've got nothin' to show.
And I can't get lost
If I don't know where to go.
Solder my heart back into my frame.
Could you color it red?
Could you feed it the flame?

And I don't know why,
I tried to race the burning sun.
My eyes were so wide,
I went on the run,
And lost my royal one.

Clock on the wall has stalled,
And things are moving too fast,
As chaos revolves,
All around this shattered heart of glass.
And all the roads to happy years,
Are paved with the ice
From the darkest tears...
But brightened by the ones
Around you now, now, now.

Another morning breaks
And I've got nothin' to show.
And I can't get lost
If I don't know where to go.
Solder my heart back into my frame.
Could you color it red?
Could you feed it the flame?

And I don't know why
I tried to race the burning sun.
My eyes were so wide,
I went on the run,
And lost my royal one.

And I don't know why
I tried to race the burning sun.
My eyes were so wide,
When I turned
To see what I had done...
I could not believe it,
I tried to race the burning sun.
I could not believe it...
I went on the run,
And lost my royal one.