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Table of Contents

    Prologue

    At this hearing

    I stand before my fellow

    members

    of The Tortured Poets

    Department

    With a summary of my findings

    A debrief, a detailed rewinding

    For the purpose of warning

    For the sake of reminding

    As you might all

    unfortunately recall

    I had been struck with a case

    of a restricted humanity

    Which explains my plea

    here today

    of temporary i n s a n i t y

    You see, the pendulum swings

    Oh, the chaos it brings

    Leads the caged beast to do

    the most curious things

    Lovers spend years denying

    what’s ill fated

    Resentment rotting away

    galaxies we created

    Stars placed and glued

    meticulously by hand

    next to the ceiling fan

    Tried wishing on comets.

    Tried dimming the shine.

    Tried to orbit his planet.

    Some stars never align.

    And in one conversation,

    I tore down the whole sky.

    Spring sprung forth with

    dazzling freedom hues

    Then a crash from the skylight

    Bursting through

    Something old,

    something hallowed,

    who told me he could

    be brand new

    And so I was out of the oven

    and into the microwave

    Out of the slammer and into

    a tidal wave

    How gallant to save the

    empress from her gilded tower

    Swinging a sword he could

    barely lift

    But loneliness struck at that

    fateful hour

    Low hanging fruit on

    his wine stained lips

    He never even scratched

    The surface of me.

    None of them did.

    “In summation, it was not a

    love affair.”

    I screamed while bringing

    my fists

    To my coffee ringed deck

    It was a mutual manic phase.

    It was self harm.

    It was house and then

    cardiac arrest.

    A smirk creeps onto this

    poet’s face

    Because it’s the worst

    men that I write best.

    And so I enter into evidence

    My tarnished coat of arms

    My muses, acquired

    like bruises

    My talismans and charms

    The tick, tick, tick of

    love bombs

    My veins of pitch black ink

    All’s fair in love and poetry

    Sincerely, The Chairman of

    The Tortured Poets Department

    Fortnight (ft. Post Malone)

    [Verse 1 – Taylor Swift]

    I was supposed to be sent away but

    They forgot to come and get me

    I was a functioning alcoholic

    Til nobody noticed my new aesthetic

    All of this to say

    I hope you’re okay

    But you’re the reason

    And no one here’s to blame

    But what about your quiet treason?

    [Chorus – Taylor Swift]

    And for a fortnight there we were

    Forever running to you

    Sometimes ask about the weather

    Now you’re in my backyard

    Turned into good neighbors

    Your wife waters flowers

    I wanna kill her

    [Verse 2 – Taylor Swift, Both]

    All my mornings are Mondays

    Stuck in an endless February

    I took the miracle move on drug

    The effects were temporary

    [Pre-chorus, Taylor Swift, Post Malone]

    And I love you, it’s ruining my life (I love you, it’s ruining my life)

    I touched you for only a fortnight (I touched you)

    But I touched you

    [Chorus, Taylor Swift, Both]

    And for a fortnight there we were

    Forever running to you

    Sometimes ask about the weather

    Now you’re in my backyard

    Turned into good neighbors

    Your wife waters flowers

    I wanna kill her

    And for a fortnight there we were

    Together running to you

    Sometimes come and tug my sweater

    Now you’re at the mailbox

    Turned into good neighbors

    My husband is cheating

    I wanna kill him

    [Post-chorus, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Both]

    And I love you, it’s ruining my life (I love you, it’s ruining my life)

    I touched you for only a fortnight (I touched you)

    I touched you

    I love you, it’s ruining my life (I love you, it’s ruining my life)

    I touched you for only a fortnight (I touched you)

    I touched you

    [Bridge, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Both]

    For I’m calling ya

    But you wont pick up

    Another fortnight lost in America

    Move to Florida

    Buy the car you want

    But it wont start up

    Til you touch touch touch me

    For I’m calling ya

    But you wont pick up

    Another fortnight lost in America

    Move to Florida (Florida)

    Buy the car you want

    But it wont start up

    Til I touch touch touch you

    The Tortured Poets Department

    [Verse 1]

    You left your typewriter at my apartment

    Straight from the Tortured Poets Department

    I think some things I’d never say

    Like “Who uses typewriters anyway?”

    But you’re in self sabotage mode

    Throwing spikes down on the road

    But I’ve seen this episode and still loved the show

    [Pre-Chorus]

    And who else decodes you?

    And who’s gonna hold you like me?

    And who’s gonna know you if not me?

    I laughed in your face and said

    [Chorus]

    “You’re not Dylan Thomas

    I’m not Patti Smith

    This ain’t the Chelsea Hotel

    We’re modern idiots”

    And who’s gonna hold you like me?

    No, nobody

    No-fucking-body, nobody

    [Verse 2]

    You smoked then ate 7 bars of chocolate

    We declared Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist

    I scratch your head

    You fall asleep like a tattooed golden retriever

    But you awaken with dread

    Pounding nails in your head

    But I’ve let this one where you come undone

    I’ve chose this cyclone with you

    [Pre-Chorus]

    And who’s gonna hold you like me

    And who’s gonna know you like me

    I laughed in your face and said

    [Chorus]

    “You’re not Dylan Thomas

    I’m not Patti Smith

    This ain’t the Chelsea Hotel

    We’re modern idiots”

    And who’s gonna hold you like me

    (Who’s gonna hold you, who’s gonna hold you)

    Oh, nobody (Who’s gonna hold you, who’s gonna hold you)

    [Bridge]

    Sometimes I wonder if you’re gonna screw this up with me

    But you told Lucy you’d kill yourself if I ever leave

    And I had said that to Jack about you so I felt seen

    Everyone we know understands why it’s meant to be 

    Cause we’re crazy

    So tell me who else is gonna know me

    At dinner you’d take my ring off my middle finger and put it on the one

    People put wedding rings on 

    And that’s the closest I’ve come to my heart exploding

    [Pre-Chorus]

    And who’s gonna hold you? (who?)

    Me

    And who’s gonna know you? (who?)

    Me

    [Chorus]

    And you’re not Dylan Thomas

    I’m not Patti Smith

    This ain’t the Chelsea Hotel

    We’re two idiots

    Who’s gonna hold you?

    (Who’s gonna hold you? Who’s gonna hold you?

    Who’s gonna hold you? Who’s gonna hold you?

    Who’s gonna hold you-hoo? Who’s gonna hold you-hoo?

    Who’s gonna hold you? 

    Ooh-hoo

    Ooh-hoo

    Ooh-hoo)

    [Outro] 

    You left your typewriter at my apartment

    Straight from the tortured poets department

    Who else decodes you(-hoo)?

    My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys

    [Verse 1]

    Oh here we go again

    The voices in his head

    Called the rain to end

    Our days of wild

    The sickest army doll

    Purchased at the mall

    Rivulets descend

    My plastic smile

    [Pre-Chorus]

    But you shoulda seen him when he first got me

    [Chorus]

    My boy only breaks his favorite toys (toys, Woah, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    I’m queen of sand castles he destroys (oh-oh-oh, woah, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    Cause I’d get two right puzzle pieces in the dead of night

    Shoulda known it was a matter of time (oh-oh-oh, woah, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    My boy only breaks his favorite toys (Oh-oh-oh-oh)

    [Verse 2]

    There was a litany of reasons why we could’ve played for keeps this time 

    I know I’m just repeating myself

    Put me back on my shelf

    You first pull the string and I’ll tell you that he runs because he loves me (he loves me)

    [Pre-Chorus]

    Cause you shoulda seen him when he first saw me

    [Chorus]

    My boy only breaks his favorite toys (toys, woah, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    I’m queen (I’m queen) of sand castles he destroys (oh, woah, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    Cause I knew too much

    There was danger in the heat of my touch

    He saw forever so he smashed it up (oh, woah, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    My boy (my boy) only breaks his favorite toys (Oh-oh-oh-oh)

    [Bridge]

    (Woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh)

    Once I fix me

    (Woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh)

    He’s gonna miss me

    (Woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh)

    Once I fix me

    (Woah-oh-oh, woah-oh-oh)

    He’s gonna miss me

    [Outro]

    Just say when I play again

    He was my best friend 

    Down in the sandlot

    I felt more when we played pretend 

    Than with all the Kens 

    Cause he took me out of my box (ah, ah)

    Stole my tortured heart (ah, ah)

    Left all these broken parts (ah, ah)

    Told me I’m better off (ah, ah)

    But I’m not

    Oh no

    I’m not

    Down Bad

    [Verse 1]

    Did you really beam me up

    In a cloud of sparkling dust

    Just to do experiments on?

    Tell me I was the chosen one

    Showed me that this world is bigger than us

    Then sent me back where I came from

    [Pre-Chorus]

    For a moment I knew cosmic love

    [Chorus]

    Now I’m down bad, crying at the gym

    Everything comes out, teenage petulance

    Fuck it if I can’t have him

    I might just die, it would make no difference

    Down bad, waking up in blood

    Staring at the sky, come back and pick me up

    Fuck it if I can’t have us

    I might just not get up, I might stay

    Down bad

    Fuck it if I can’t have him

    Down bad

    Fuck it if I can’t have him

    [Verse 2]

    Did you take all my old clothes

    Just to leave me here, naked and alone?

    In a field in my same old town

    That somehow seems so hollow now

    They’ll say I’m nuts if I talk about

    The existence of you

    [Pre-Chorus]

    For a moment I was heaven struck

    [Chorus]

    Now I’m down bad, crying at the gym

    Everything comes out, teenage petulance

    Fuck it if I can’t have him (If I can’t have him)

    I might just die, it would make no difference

    Down bad, waking up in blood (Up in blood)

    Staring at the sky, come back and pick me up

    Fuck it if I can’t have us

    I might just not get up, I might stay

    Down bad (Like I lost my twin)

    Fuck it if I can’t have him (Down bad)

    Down bad (Waving at the ship)

    Fuck it if I can’t have him

    [Bridge]

    I loved your hostile takeovers

    Encounters closer and closer

    All your indecent exposures

    How dare you say that it’s-

    I’ll build you a fort on some planet

    Where they can all understand it

    How dare you think it’s romantic

    Leaving me safe and stranded

    Cause fuck it, I was in love

    So fuck you if I can’t have us

    Cause fuck it, I was in love

    [Chorus]

    Now I’m down bad, crying at the gym (Crying at the gym)

    Everything comes out, teenage petulance

    Fuck it if I can’t have him (If I can’t have)

    I might just die, it would make no difference

    Down bad, waking up in blood (Waking up in blood)

    Staring at the sky, come back and pick me up

    Fuck it if I can’t have us

    I might just not get up, I might stay

    Down bad (Like I lost my twin)

    Fuck it if I can’t have him (Down bad)

    Down bad (Waving at the ship)

    Fuck it if I can’t have him

    [Outro]

    (Like I lost my twin)

    Fuck it if I can’t have him

    Down bad

    (Waving at the ship)

    Fuck it if I can’t have him

    So Long, London

    [Intro]

    So (so) long (long) Lon (Lon) don (don)

    So (so) long (long) Lon (Lon) don (don)

    So (so) long (long) Lon (Lon) don (don)

    [Verse 1]

    I saw in my mind fairy lights through the mist

    I kept calm and carried the weight of the rift

    Pulled him in tighter each time he was drifting away

    My spine split from carrying us up the hill

    Wet through my clothes, weary bones caught the chill

    I stopped trying to make him laugh

    Stopped trying to drill the safe

    [Pre-Chorus 1]

    Thinking, “How much sad did you

    Think I had, did you think I had in me?”

    Oh, the tragedy

    [Chorus 1]

    So long, London

    You’ll find someone

    [Verse 2]

    I didn’t opt in to be your odd man out

    I found at the club she’s heard great things about

    I left all I knew, you left me at the house by the heath

    I stopped CPR

    After all it’s no use

    The spirit was gone, we would never come to

    And I’m pissed off you let me give you all that youth for free, for

    [Chorus 2]

    So long, London

    Stitches undone

    Two graves, one gun

    I’ll find someone

    [Bridge]

    And you say I abandoned the ship

    But I was going down with it

    My white knuckle dying grip

    Holding tight to your quiet resentment

    And my friends said “It isn’t right to be scared”

    Every tale of a love affair

    Every breath feels like rarest air

    And you’re not sure if he wants to be there

    [Pre-Chorus 2]

    So how much sad did you

    Think I had, did you think I had in me?

    How much tragedy?

    Just how low did you

    Think I’d go before I

    Self-implode, before I

    Have to go be free?

    [Verse 3]

    You swore that you loved me, but where were the clues

    I died on the altar waiting for the proof

    You sacrificed us to the gods of your bluest days

    And I’m just getting color back into my face

    I’m just mad as hell cause I loved this place for

    [Chorus 3]

    So (So) long (long), London

    Had a good run

    A moment of warm (warm) sun (sun)

    But I’m not the (the) one (one)

    So long, London

    Stitches undone

    Two (two) graves, one gun

    You’ll find (find) someone

    But Daddy I Love Him

    [Verse 1]

    I forget how the west was won

    I forget if this was ever fun

    I just learned these people only raise you to cage you

    Sarahs and Hannahs in their Sunday best

    Clutching their pearls, sighing “what a mess”

    I just learned these people try and save you

    Cause they hate you

    [Pre-Chorus 1]

    Too high a horse

    For a simple girl to rise above it

    They slammed a door

    On my whole world

    The one thing I wanted

    [Chorus]

    Now I’m running with my dress unbuttoned

    Screaming “But Daddy, I love him

    I’m having his baby”

    No I’m not, but you should see your faces

    I’m telling him to floor it through the fences

    No, I’m not coming to my senses

    I know it’s crazy, but he’s the one I want

    [Verse 2]

    Dutiful daughter, all my plans well-laid

    Tendrils tucked into a woven braid

    Growing up precocious sometimes means

    Not growing up at all

    He was chaos, he was revelry

    Bedroom eyes like a remedy

    Soon enough, the elders had convened

    Down at the City Hall

    [Pre-Chorus 2]

    Stay away from her

    The saboteurs

    Protested too much

    Lord knows the words we never heard

    Just screeching tires of true love

    [Chorus]

    And I’m running with my dress unbuttoned

    Screaming “But Daddy, I love him

    I’m having his baby

    No I’m not, but you should see your faces”

    I’m telling him to floor it through the fences

    No, I’m not coming to my senses

    I know it’s crazy, but he’s the one I want

    [Bridge]

    I’ll tell you something right now

    I’d rather burn my whole life down

    Than listen to one more second of all this bitching and moaning

    I’ll tell you something ’bout my good name

    It’s mine alone to disgrace

    I don’t cater to all these vipers dressed in empaths’ clothing

    God save the most judgmental creeps who say they want what’s best for me

    Sanctimoniously performing soliloquies I’ll never see

    Thinking it can change the beat of my heart when he touches me

    And counteract the chemistry

    And undo the destiny

    You ain’t gotta pray for me

    And my wild boy and all this wild joy

    If all you want is gray for me

    That’s just white noise

    It’s just my choice

    [Verse 3]

    There’s a lot of people in town that I

    Bestow upon my fakest smiles

    Scandal does funny things to pride

    It brings lovers closer

    We came back when the heat died down

    Went to my parents and they came around

    All the wine moms are still holding out

    But fuck ‘em, it’s over

    [Chorus]

    Now I’m dancing in my dress in the sun and

    Even my daddy just loves him

    I’m his lady

    And oh my god, you should see your faces

    Time, doesn’t it give some perspective 

    And no you can’t come to the wedding

    I know it’s crazy, but he’s the one I want

    [Outro]

    I’ll tell you something right now

    You ain’t gotta pray for me

    With my wild boy and all of this wild joy

    (He was chaos, he was revelry)

    If all you want is gray for me

    There’s just white noise

    It’s my choice

    Screaming but daddy I love him

    I’m having his baby

    No I’m not

    But you should see your faces

    But oh my god, you should see your faces

    Fresh Out the Slammer

    [Chorus]

    Now, pretty baby

    I’m running back home to you

    Fresh out the slammer

    I know who my first call will be to

    (Fresh out the slammer, oh)

    [Verse 1]

    ‘Nother summer

    Taking cover

    Rolling thunder

    He don’t understand me

    Splintered back in winter

    Silent dinners

    Bitter

    He was with her in dreams

    Gray and blue and fights and tunnels

    Handcuffed to the spell I was under

    For just one hour of sunshine

    Years of labored lucks and ceilings

    In the shade of how he was feeling

    And it’s gonna be alright

    I did my time

    [Chorus]

    Now, pretty baby

    I’m running back home to you

    Fresh out the slammer

    I know who my first call will be to

    (Fresh out the slammer, oh)

    [Verse 2]

    Camera flashes

    Welcome bashes

    Get the matches

    Toss the ashes

    Off the ledge

    As I said in my letters

    Now that I know better

    I will never lose my baby again

    My friends tried, but I wouldn’t hear it

    Watched me daily disappearing

    For just one glimpse of his smile

    All those nights you kept me going

    Swirled you into all of my poems

    Now we’re at the starting line

    I did my time

    [Bridge]

    Now, pretty baby

    I’m running

    To the house we still wait up and that porch light gleams

    To the one who says I’m the girl of his American dreams

    And no matter what I’ve done

    It wouldn’t matter anyway

    Ain’t no way I’m gonna screw up now that I know what’s at stake

    Here, at the park where we used to sit on children’s swings

    Wearing imaginary rings

    [Outro]

    But it’s gonna be alright

    I did my time

    Florida!!! (ft. Florence + the Machine)

    [Verse 1 – Taylor Swift]

    You can beat the heat

    If you beat the charges too

    They said I was a cheat

    I guess it must be true

    And my friends all smell like weed or little babies

    And the city reeks of driving myself crazy

    [Pre-Chorus – Taylor Swift]

    Little did you know your home’s really only a town you’re just a guest in

    So you work your life away just to pay for a timeshare down in Destin

    [Chorus – Taylor Swift, Both]

    Florida!!!

    Is one hell of a drug

    Florida!!!

    Can I use you up?

    [Verse 2 – Florence Welch, Both

    A hurricane with my name

    When it came

    I got drunk and I dared it to wash me away

    Barricaded in the bathroom with a bottle of wine

    Well me and my ghosts

    We had a hell of a time!

    Yes I’m haunted, but I’m feeling just fine

    All my girls got their lace and their crimes

    And your cheating husband disappeared

    Well, no one asks any questions here

    So I did my best to lay to rest 

    All of the bodies that have ever been on my body

    And in my mind, they sink into the swamp

    Is that a bad thing to say in a song?

    [Pre-Chorus – Florence Welch]

    Little did you know your home’s really only the town you’ll get arrested,

    So you pack your life away just to wait out the shit storm back in Texas

    [Chorus – Taylor Swift, Both]

    Florida!!!

    Is one hell of a drug

    Florida!!!

    Can I use you up?

    [Bridge – Taylor Swift, Florence Welch, Both]

    I need to forget, so take me to Florida

    I’ve got some regrets, I’ll bury them in Florida

    Tell me I’m despicable, say it’s unforgivable

    At least the dolls are beautiful 

    Fuck me up, Florida

    I need to forget, so take me to Florida

    I’ve got some regrets, I’ll bury them in Florida

    Tell me I’m despicable, say it’s unforgivable

    What a crash, what a rush

    Fuck me up, Florida

    (It’s one hell of a drug, It’s one hell of a drug)

    Nothing haunts me like this

    And I don’t want to exist

    So take me to Florida

    [Pre-Chorus – Taylor Swift, Both]

    Little did you know your home’s really only a town you’re just a guest in

    So you work your life away just to pay for a timeshare down in Destin

    Little did you know your home’s really only the town you’ll get arrested

    So you pack your life away just to wait out the shit storm back in Texas

    [Chorus – Taylor Swift, Both]

    Florida!!!

    Is one hell of a drug (Take me to)

    Florida!!!

    Can I use you up?

    Florida!!!

    Is one hell of a drug

    Florida!!!

    Come on, fuck me up

    Guilty As Sin?

    [Verse 1]

    Drowning in the Blue Nile 

    He sent me Downtown Lights

    I hadn’t heard it in a while

    My boredom’s bone deep

    This cage was once just fine

    Am I allowed to cry? 

    [Pre-Chorus]

    I dream of cracking locks

    Throwing my life to the wolves or the ocean rocks

    Crashing into him tonight

    He’s a paradox

    I’m seeing visions

    Am I bad or mad or wise?

    [Chorus]

    What if he’s written “mine” on my upper thigh

    Only in my mind?

    One slip I’m falling back into the hedge maze

    Oh what a way to die

    I keep recalling things we never did

    Messy top lip kiss

    How I long for our tryst

    Without ever touching his skin

    How can I be guilty as sin?

    [Verse 2]

    I keep these longings locked

    In lowercase inside a vault

    Someone told me

    “There’s no such thing as bad thoughts

    Only your actions talk”

    [Pre-Chorus]

    These fatal fantasies

    Giving way to labored breath
    Taking all of me

    We’ve already done it in my head 

    If it’s make-believe

    Why does it feel like a vow 

    We’ll both uphold somehow?

    [Chorus]

    What if he’s written “mine” on my upper thigh

    Only in my mind?

    One slip I’m falling back into the hedge maze

    Oh what a way to die

    My bedsheets are ablaze

    I screamed his name

    Building up like waves crashing over my grave

    Without ever touching his skin

    How can I be guilty as sin?

    [Bridge]

    What if I roll the stone away?

    They’re gonna crucify me anyway

    What if the way you hold me is actually what’s holy?

    If long suffering propriety is what they want for me

    They don’t know how you’ve haunted me so stunningly 

    I choose you and me

    Religiously

    [Chorus]

    What if he’s written “mine” on my upper thigh

    Only in my mind?

    One slip, I’m falling back into the hedge maze

    Oh, what a way to die

    I keep recalling things we never did

    Messy top lip kiss, how I long for our tryst

    Without ever touching his skin

    How can I be guilty as sin?

    [Outro]

    He sent me Downtown Lights

    I hadn’t heard it in a while

    Am I allowed to cry?

    Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?

    [Verse 1]

    The who’s who

    Of who’s that

    Is poised for

    The attack

    But my bare hands paved their paths

    You don’t get to tell me about sad

    [Pre-Chorus]

    (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

    If you wanted me dead

    You should have just said

    (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

    Nothing makes me feel more alive

    [Chorus]

    So I leap from the gallows

    And I levitate down your street

    Crash the party like a record scratch as I scream

    “Who’s afraid of little old me?”

    [Refrain]

    You should be

    [Verse 2]

    The scandal

    Was contained

    The bullet

    Had just grazed

    At all costs keep your good name

    You don’t get to tell me you feel bad

    [Pre-Chorus]

    (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

    Is it a wonder I broke?

    Let’s hear one more joke

    (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

    Then we could all just laugh until I cry

    [Chorus]

    So I leap from the gallows

    And I levitate down your street

    Crash the party like a record scratch as I scream

    “Who’s afraid of little old me?”

    [Post-Chorus]

    I was tame, I was gentle

    ‘Til the circus life made me mean

    Don’t you worry folks, we took out all her teeth

    Who’s afraid of little old me?

    [Refrain]

    Well, you should be (You should be)

    You should be (You should be)

    You should be

    You should be (You should be)

    You should be (You should be)

    You should be 

    [Bridge]

    So tell me everything is not about me

    But what if it is?

    Then say they didn’t do it to hurt me

    But what if they did?

    I want to snarl and show you just how disturbed this has made me

    You wouldn’t last an hour in the asylum where they raised me

    So all you kids can sneak into my house with all the cobwebs

    I’m always drunk on my own tears

    Isn’t that what they all say?

    That I’ll sue you if you step on my lawn

    That I’m fearsome and I’m wretched and I’m wrong

    Put narcotics into all of my songs

    And that’s why you’re still singing along

    [Chorus]

    So I leap from the gallows

    And I levitate down your street

    Crash the party like a record scratch as I scream

    “Who’s afraid of little old me?”

    [Post-Chorus]

    I was tame, I was gentle

    ‘Til the circus life made me mean

    Don’t you worry folks, we took out all her teeth

    Who’s afraid of little old me?

    [Refrain]

    Well, you should be (You should be)

    You should be (You should be)

    You should be (You should be)

    [Outro]

    Cause you lured me (You should be)

    And you hurt me (You should be)

    And you taught me (You should be)

    You caged me and then you called me crazy

    I am what I am cause you trained me

    So who’s afraid of me?

    (So) who’s afraid of little old me?

    Who’s afraid of little old me?

    I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)

    [Verse 1]

    The smoke cloud billows out his mouth like a freight train through a small town

    The jokes that he told across the bar were revolting and far too loud

    [Chorus]

    They shake their heads, saying, “God help her” 

    When I tell ‘em he’s my man

    But your good Lord doesn’t need to lift a finger

    I can fix him, no really I can

    And only I can

    [Verse 2]

    The dopamine races through his brain on a six lane Texas highway

    His hand, so calloused from his pistol, softly traces hearts on my face

    And I can see it from a mile away, a perfect case for my certain skill set

    He had a halo of the highest grade, he just hadn’t met me yet

    [Chorus]

    They shake their heads, saying, “God help her” 

    When I tell ‘em he’s my man

    But your good Lord doesn’t need to lift a finger

    I can fix him, no really I can

    And only I can

    [Bridge]

    Good boy, that’s right, come close

    I’ll show you heaven if you’ll be

    An angel all night

    Trust me, I can handle me a dangerous man

    No really, I can

    [Chorus]

    They shook their heads, saying, “God help her” 

    When I told ‘em he’s my man (I told ‘em he’s my man)

    But your good Lord doesn’t need to lift a finger

    I can fix him, no really I can (no really, I can)

    Whoa, maybe I can’t

    loml

    [Verse 1]

    Who’s gonna stop us from waltzing back into rekindled flames

    If we know the steps anyway?

    We embroidered the memories of the time I was away

    Stitching we were just kids, babe

    I said “I don’t mind, it takes time”

    I thought I was better safe than starry eyed

    I felt a glow, like this

    Never before, and never since

    [Chorus]

    If you know it in one glimpse

    It’s legendary

    You and I go from one kiss to getting married

    Still alive killing time at the cemetery

    Never quite buried

    [Post-Chorus]

    In your suit and tie

    In the nick of time

    You low down boy, you

    Stand up guy, you

    Holy ghost 

    You told me I’m the love of your life

    You said I’m the love of your life

    About a million times

    [Verse 2]

    Who’s gonna tell me the truth when you blew in with the winds of fate

    And told me I reformed you

    When your impressionist paintings of heaven turned out to be fakes

    You took me to hell too

    And all at once, the ink bleeds

    A con man sells a fool, a get-love-quick scheme

    But I felt a hole, like this

    Never before, and ever since

    [Chorus]

    If you know it in one glimpse

    It’s legendary

    What we thought was for all time was momentary 

    Still a laugh killing time at the cemetery 

    Never quite buried

    [Post-Chorus]

    You cinephile

    In black and white

    All those plot twists and dynamite 

    Mr. Steal-Your-Girl

    Then make her cry

    You said I’m the love of your life

    [Bridge]

    You shit talked me under the table

    Talking rings and talking cradles

    I wish I could un-recall how we almost had it all

    Dancing phantoms on the terrace 

    Are they second-hand embarrassed

    That I can’t get out of bed?

    ‘Cause something counterfeit’s dead

    [Outro]

    It was legendary

    It was momentary 

    It was unnecessary, should’ve let it stay buried 

    Oh, what a valiant roar 

    What a bland goodbye

    The coward claimed he was a lion

    I’m combing through the braids of lies 

    “I’ll never leave, nevermind” 

    Our field of dreams, engulfed in fire

    Your arsons match your somber eyes

    And I’ll still see it until I die

    You’re the loss of my life

    I Can Do it With a Broken Heart

    [Verse 1]

    I can read your mind

    She’s having the time of her life

    There in her glittering prime

    The lights refract sequin stars off her silhouette every night

    I can show you lies

    [Pre-Chorus]

    (One, two, three, c’mon)

    Cause I’m a real tough kid

    I can handle my shit

    They said, “baby gotta fake it ‘til you make it,” and I did

    Lights, camera, bitch, smile

    Even when you wanna die

    He said he’d love me all his life

    But that life was too short

    Breaking down, I hit the floor

    All the pieces of me shattered as the crowd was chanting “MORE!”

    I was grinning like I’m winning

    I was hitting my marks

    ‘Cause I can do it with a broken heart (one, two, three, four)

    [Chorus]

    I’m so depressed, I act like it’s my birthday

    Every day

    I’m so obsessed with him, but he avoids me

    Like the plague

    I cry a lot, but I am so productive

    It’s an art

    You know you’re good when you can even do it

    With a broken heart

    [Verse 2]

    I can hold my breath

    I’ve been doing it since he left

    I keep finding his things in drawers

    Crucial evidence I didn’t imagine the whole thing

    I’m sure I can pass this test

    [Pre-Chorus]

    (One, two, three, c’mon)

    Cause I’m a real tough kid

    I can handle my shit

    They said, “baby gotta fake it ‘til you make it,” and I did

    Lights, camera, bitch, smile

    In stilettos for miles

    He said he’d love me for all time

    But that time was quite short

    Breaking down, I hit the floor

    All the pieces of me shattered as the crowd was chanting “MORE!”

    I was grinning like I’m winning

    I was hitting my marks

    ‘Cause I can do it with a broken heart (one, two-)

    [Chorus]

    I’m so depressed, I act like it’s my birthday

    Every day

    I’m so obsessed with him, but he avoids me

    (Like the) Like the plague

    I cry a lot, but I am so productive

    It’s an art (oh, oh)

    You know you’re good when you can even do it

    With a broken heart

    [Outro]

    You know you’re good when you can even do it

    With a broken heart

    You know you’re good

    [Spoken Outro]

    And I’m good

    Cause I’m miserable

    And nobody even knows!

    Ugh, try and come for my job

    The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived

    [Verse 1]

    Was any of it true?

    Gazing at me, starry eyed

    In your Jehovah’s Witness suit

    Who the fuck was that guy?

    You tried to buy some pills

    From a friend of friends of mine

    They just ghosted you

    Now you know what it feels like

    [Chorus]

    And I don’t even want you back, I just want to know

    If rusting my sparkling summer was the goal

    And I don’t miss what we had, but could someone give

    A message to the smallest man who ever lived

    [Verse 2]

    You hung me on your wall

    Stabbed me with your push pins

    In public, showed me off

    Then sank in stoned oblivion

    Cause once your queen had come

    You treat her like an also-ran

    You didn’t measure up

    In any measure of a man

    [Chorus]

    And I don’t even want you back, I just want to know

    If rusting my sparkling summer was the goal

    And I don’t miss what we had, but could someone give

    A message to the smallest man who ever lived

    [Bridge]

    Were you sent by someone

    Who wanted me dead?

    Did you sleep with a gun underneath our bed?

    Were you writing a book, were you

    A sleeper cell spy?

    In fifty years, will all this be declassified?

    And you’ll confess why you did it

    And I’ll say “good riddance”

    ‘Cause it wasn’t sexy once it wasn’t forbidden

    I would have died for your sins, instead I just died inside

    And you deserve prison, but you won’t get time, you’ll slide

    Into inboxes and slip through the bars

    You crashed my party and your rental car, you said

    “Normal girls were boring”, but you were gone by the morning

    You kicked out the stage lights, but you’re still performing

    [Outro]

    And in plain sight, you hid

    But you are what you did

    And I’ll forget you but I’ll never forgive

    The smallest man who ever lived

    The Alchemy

    [Verse 1]

    This happens once every few lifetimes

    These chemicals hit me like white wine

    What if I told you I’m back?

    The hospital was a drag

    Worst sleep that I ever had

    I circled you on a map, I

    Haven’t come around in so long

    But I’m coming back so strong

    [Chorus]

    So when I touch down

    Call the amateurs and cut ‘em from the team

    Ditch the clowns, get the crown

    Baby, I’m the one to beat

    ‘Cause the sign on your heart said it’s still reserved for me

    Honestly, who are we to fight the alchemy?

    [Verse 2]

    Hey you!

    What if I told you we’re cool?

    That child’s play back in school

    Is forgiven under my rule, I

    Haven’t come around in so long

    But I’m making a comeback to where I belong

    [Chorus]

    So when I touch down

    Call the amateurs and cut ‘em from the team

    Ditch the clowns, get the crown

    Baby, I’m the one to beat

    ‘Cause the sign on your heart said it’s still reserved for me

    Honestly, who are we to fight the alchemy?

    These plugs warm the benches

    We’ve been on a winning streak

    He jokes that it’s heroin but this time with an “E”

    ‘Cause the sign on your heart said it’s still reserved for me

    Honestly, who are we to fight the alchemy?

    [Bridge]

    Shirts off and your friends lift you up over their heads

    Beer’s sticking to the floor

    Cheers chanting, ‘cause they said

    “There was no chance trying to be the greatest in the league”

    Where’s the trophy?

    He just comes running over to me

    [Chorus]

    Touchdown

    Call the amateurs and cut ‘em from the team

    Ditch the clowns, get the crown

    Baby, I’m the one to beat

    ‘Cause the sign on your heart said it’s still reserved for me

    Honestly, who are we to fight the alchemy?

    These plugs warm the benches

    We’ve been on a winning streak

    He jokes that it’s heroin but this time with an “E”

    ‘Cause the sign on your heart said it’s still reserved for me

    Honestly, who are we to fight the alchemy?

    [Outro]

    This happens once every few lifetimes

    These chemicals hit me like white wine

    Clara Bow

    [Verse 1]

    You look like Clara Bow

    In this light, remarkable

    All your life, did you know

    You’d be picked, like a rose?

    [Pre-Chorus]

    I’m not trying to exaggerate, 

    But I think I might die if it happened,

    Die if it happened to me

    No one in my small town thought I’d see the lights of Manhattan

    [Chorus]

    This town is fake, but you’re the real thing

    Breath of fresh air through smoke rings

    Take the glory, give everything

    Promise to be dazzling

    [Verse 2]

    You look like Stevie Nicks in ‘75

    The hair and lips

    Crowd goes wild at her fingertips

    Half moonshine, a full eclipse

    [Pre-Chorus]

    I’m not trying to exaggerate

    But I think I might die if I made it,

    Die if I made it

    No one in my small town thought I’d meet these suits in L.A.

    They all wanna say

    [Chorus]

    This town is fake, but you’re the real thing

    Breath of fresh air through smoke rings

    Take the glory, give everything

    Promise to be dazzling

    The crown is stained, but you’re the real queen

    Flesh and blood amongst war machines

    You’re the new god we’re worshiping

    Promise to be dazzling

    [Bridge]

    Beauty is a beast that roars

    Down on all fours,

    Demanding more

    Only when your girlish glow

    Flickers just so

    Do they let you know

    It’s hell on earth to be heavenly

    Them’s the breaks, they don’t come gently

    [Verse 3]

    You look like Taylor Swift

    In this light, we’re loving it

    You’ve got edge, she never did

    The future’s bright

    Dazzling

    The Manuscript

    [Verse 1]

    Now and then she re-reads the manuscript

    Of the entire torrid affair

    They compared their licenses

    He said “I’m not a donor but

    I’d give you my heart if you needed it”

    She rolled her eyes and said

    “You’re unprofessional”

    He said “No just a Good Samaritan”

    He said that if the sex is half as good

    As the conversation was

    Soon they’d be pushing strollers

    But soon it was over

    [Verse 2]

    In the age of him she wished she was thirty

    And made coffee every morning in a french press

    Afterwards she only ate kids’ cereal

    And couldn’t sleep unless it was in her mother’s bed

    Then she dated boys who were her own age

    With dart boards on the backs of their doors

    She thought about how he said since she

    Was so wise beyond her years

    Everything had been above board

    But she wasn’t sure

    [Bridge]

    And the years passed like scenes of a show

    The professor said to write what you know

    Looking backwards might be the only

    Way to move forward

    Then the actors were hitting their marks

    And the slow dance was alight

    With the sparks

    And the tears fell in synchronicity

    With the score

    And at last

    She knew what the agony had been for

    [Outro]

    The only thing that’s left

    Is the manuscript

    One last souvenir from my trip to your shores

    Now and then I re-read the manuscript

    But the story isn’t mine anymore

    The Bolter (not leaked)

    The Albatross (not leaked)

    The Black Dog

    [Verse 1]

    I am

    Someone who until

    Recent events, you shared your secrets 

    With, and your location

    You forgot to turn it off

    And so I watched as you walk

    Into some bar called the Black Dog

    And pierce new holes in my heart

    You forgot to turn it off

    [Pre-Chorus]

    Then it hits me

    I just don’t understand 

    [Chorus]

    How you don’t miss me

    In the Black Dog

    When someone plays the starting line

    And you jump up

    But she’s too young to know this song

    That was intertwined in the magic fabric of our dreaming

    Old habits die SCREAMING

    [Verse 2]

    I move through 

    The world with a heart

    Broken

    My longings stay unspoken

    And I may never open up the way I did for you

    And all of those best laid plans

    You said I needed a brave man

    And proceeded to play him

    Until I believed it too

    [Pre-Chorus]

    And it kills me

    I just don’t understand

    [Chorus]

    How you don’t miss me

    In the shower 

    And remember how my rain soaked body was shaking?

    Do you hate me, was it hazing

    For a cruel fraternity I pledged?

    And I still mean it

    Old habits die SCREAMING

    [Bridge]

    Six weeks of breathing clean air

    I still miss the smoke

    Were you making fun of me

    With some esoteric joke?

    Now I wanna sell my house and set fire to all my clothes

    And hire a priest to come and exorcise my demons

    Even if I die SCREAMING

    And I hope you HEAR IT

    [Chorus]

    And I hope it’s shitty

    In the Black Dog

    When someone plays the starting line

    And you jump up

    But she’s too young to know this song

    That was intertwined in the tragic fabric of our dreaming

    The tail between your legs you’re leaving

    I still can’t believe it

    Cause old habits die scream-


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