Ready for Some

You only wait so long ‘til things get old

I could be past my prime so I've been told

Living alone doesn't have the ring it used to

I just hear noise of another time when it was much less civilized 

 

-chorus-

So you think you know someone

So you think you're ready for some

So you think you know someone

So think you're ready are you ready?

Ready for some

 

 

Well it took some time ‘til it sank in

That you're less far out than you were then

When I was close to you we couldn't wait for silence

And now I just hear noise of another time

When I was much more recognized

 

-chorus-


(solo)

 

You had enough and went your own way

But your friends don't care if you're OK

Making a move has never been a pain free venture

But it's all you got since you're on a one-lane stretch

 

-chorus-

 

Hard Learned Truths

The lights are humming

5 o’clock comes and we're running

We did our work but can't say our work is enough

 

The cracks are leaking

And the deadlines are nearing

We got this far but it looks like it's not far enough

 

-chorus-

Hard learned truths that we don't wanna know

Are better left for somebody else

 

Waiting for good things to come

Shame that it takes us so long

 

Hard learned truths where are we to go?

We're better left being somebody else

 

Waiting for good things to come

Shame that it takes us so long

Waiting for good things to come

If they ever come along

 

(solo)

 

The stories they told me

Don't match up to what they should be

I keep on but it feels like I’m four steps behind

 

On days without meaning

We pretend that we're dreaming

We drop out and look away from what’s beyond our control

 

-chorus-

 

Cut You Loose

Firing off flares past rooftops and I know

You're not the kind to stray from a familiar face

I spent long lonely nights, mornings and afternoons

While you were living it up, unaware I was waiting for you

 

I'm willing to cut you loose and think of you as a frontier lost

The space in between I used to go was too hard to cross

 

Climbing up stairs past pictures of people you know

They were lucky to be around you at parties I didn't throw

 

I'm willing to think of you as foreign ground that's uncomfortable

That breaks underneath and lets me go

 

(Steps to the place you were, it was such a waste of time

Living in my part of town, oh I spent some lonely nights

Steps to the place you were, it was such a waste of time

Living in my part of town, I spent some lonely nights

Living it up…cut you loose and think of you)

 

Stuck in Sheboygan

Stuck in Sheboygan

It's tough to be a vegetarian

I'm a California girl I could get killed on the icy streets of Sheboygan

 

Out of luck in Sheboygan

No graffiti art or microbrews

I'm a San Francisco girl and there aren't hills for me to climb in Sheboygan

 

No leather clubs or wine tasting rooms

Taco trucks or Chinese language schools

 

Layers upon layers and blankets of snow

Tell me when it's safe to go

Home

 

Stuck in Sheboygan

Lots of mud when springtime begins

We're from anywhere but here but somehow ended up in Sheboygan

 

No cable cars or wine tasting rooms

Tapas bars or acupuncture schools

 

Layers upon layers and blankets of snow

Tell me when it's safe and we’ll go

Home

 

Stuck in Sheboygan

It's a must to be covered in thick skin

We could go about our days and make all our mistakes in Sheboygan

 

Cause no one we know would live there

It takes six or seven planes to get there

Sheboygan

 

Treading Lightly

Treading lightly and carefully

Trying not to fall through any fissures in the ground beneath me

 

I drove to see you but the bridge was barely holding

Wanted to write you but the grid was overloaded

 

-chorus-

It's the call of the end now

I heard it's coming

Our hair's falling in strands now

Our lungs are closing

But I hope we could make it

A place worth knowing

 

 

Treading lightly ‘cause I'm supposed to be

Watching things go wrong and I was feeling sorry

 

I tried to get up but the chemtrails made me dizzy

Looked out my window and the flames burned half my city

 

-chorus-

 

We used to vacation and float in the sea

Now we get treated to spills every year

And I if I just touched down I'm not sure that I'd stay

 

-chorus-

 

Holding Me Back

Sherrie stuck her nose where it shouldn't be

And her bitch mom tried to save me

They didn't know I'd get over it

I was a force to be reckoned with

 

When I was jumping through hoops in math class

All I wanted was to live on Mass Ave

I could wake up in the midst of it without time holding me back

I could do no wrong with the plans I had

 

When we were rocking to The Smiths

Things didn't look much like this

And you would show up when you did

With our hometown's finest

Laced into steel-toed boots, you were a poster child of ill repute

I took a shine to what was strange and when you said you meant everything

 

When all the kids made a b-line for summertime

We would meet at your run down building at night

I didn’t know I was over my head

You came on strong, what could I have done?

 

You broke a window when I didn’t want to stay

And lost your license and missed your favorite bands play

I didn’t know you were out of your head

Without time holding my back I could stay on track

It would be all right

 

When we were rocking to The Smiths

Things didn't look much like this

And you would show us how it’s done, not to answer to anyone

Grown up on what you could prove, you were a poster child of what not to do

I watched our friends just look away when you said you’d seen everything

 

And you fell holding me back

And days still go by so fast

No one could tell me what I was missing out on

I got over it

(repeat)

 

Songs of Other People

Meeting you saved me years of wondering if I was gonna be all right

Chasing miles of highway with nothing but the songs of other people

Who feel the way that I do

Listen close to them if I’m not there with you

 

Songs of other people

Who feel the way that I do

Listen close to them if I’m not there with you

 

Dark Sensibility

She worked at the needle exchange and got off on feeling their pain

He thought he could make it on stage while his Nick Cave cover band played

And a Boston crowd paid

Or better yet a New York crowd paid

 

Her mind would go back to the days when the rent was two bills and change

His hearse used to stall at stoplights

So they reached out their arms and hitchhiked

On a September night

And the driver's radio sounded just right

 

Where do you find creatures who sway to your dark sensibility?

People these days dress like it's endless summer

And don't care that you crave the somber chill of a city

 

(solo)

 

His band fizzled after a year

So he worked as a web engineer

She sometimes plays all their songs

And it feels like the club lights are on

And nothing sounds wrong

Her skin glows like a uranium bomb

 

Frozen in time, you want to display your dark sensibility

People these days dress like it's endless summer

And don't care that you crave the somber chill of a city

 

Freak Folks

I know you've got a cross to bear

But the freak folks they just turn me off again

 

I know you've got books to sell

But the freak folks they just hang around too long

 

I know you got lost somewhere

But the freak folks they won't get you home on time

 

-chorus-

They lay and wait ‘til you're down

Then they go through all your cupboards

You'll always find them in crowds

They look like one another

 

 

I know you've got room to spare

But the freak folks they'll just keep you up at night

I know you're on life support

But the freak folks they just can't hold down the fort

I know you got hell to pay but the

Freak folks they know how to pass the buck

 

-chorus-

 

I know you got pushed aside

But the freak folks they won't get you back in line

I know you got left for dead

But the freak folks they can't put out the fire

 

-chorus-

 

Northeast Sound

You spent your 20s indoors without needing too much

Trying your best to channel your inner punk

 

You were sold on what's given

I got mixed up in that cold hard northeast sound

 

You gave to food not bombs at warehouse shows

Trying your best to travel without leaving too much

 

And I sold my possessions

To go and live in that cold hard northeast town

 

Cars break and streets get rough

I was in danger of passing you up

 

But the wind blew down and knocked me out

Locks kept freezing at my house

Is there a place you know that we won't outgrow?

 

Cars break and streets let up

You came by when you could tell I'd had enough

But if we turn back then it's like we never left

I watch the hills turn pink and the ocean swell

There's a place we know that we won't outgrow

 

℗ & © 2012 Caitlin Glennon. All rights reserved.


People in Tow

 

We would get through our own way

People in tow

Asked for our numbers

Came to our homes

They were thrilled if we showed up

And complained when we left

Only thing missing was a way to make things repeat themselves

 

You talked me down

(repeat)

 

Art School City

I'm gonna kick the first shoe that tries to make it up to you

It's hard in an art school city

Straight boys are few and girls are so pretty

 

You think you're safe but you just don't notice

If I look away they'll take two steps forward

 

The girls on the prowl are closer than you think

They've been checking you out

Wanna steal you from me

The girls on the prowl know where you've been

And if I start to slip up

They'll just move on in

 

(solo)

 

The girls on the prowl are closer than you think

They've been checking you out

Wanna steal you from me

The girls on the prowl know where you've been

And if I start to slip up

They're the ones who'll win


 

Every Day is a Dream

Passing for a local resident

Sun-battered, rigged to what's ahead

Time-lapsed and sides flattened out

And every noise was buried sound

 

If I knew who went and crashed the scene

I'd take them out if they hadn't peeled away

If giving in meant things were going fine

Then every day is a dream with you in mind

 

Was it a streamlined star

Pushed me into your arms?

 

And I've been in and out of sleep

Hoping you might know my whereabouts

 

(solo)

 

Was it a streamlined star

Pushed me into your arms?

 

And I've been in and out of sleep

Hoping you might know your way around


℗ & © 2006 Caitlin Glennon. All rights reserved.