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Warnings/Promises (03/07/2005)
03/07/2005
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Too Long Awake (reprise) (hidden track)
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Every step takes a beat of your heart
Through a city that's falling apart
On a night that rises and clears
In a sky that's clouded by years
My anger is a form of madness
So I'd rather have hope than sadness
And you said something
You said something stupid like
Love steals us from loneliness
Happy birthday
Are you lonely yet?

I misplaced your face in the shape of a smile
On a night that could never surprise me
Don't tell me you're afraid of the past
It's only the future that didn't last
You're kidding yourself, kidding yourself
You're going nowhere and you're going there fast

And you said something
You said something stupid like
Love steals us from loneliness
Happy birthday
Are you lonely yet?

You said something
You said something stupid like
Love won't steal us from loneliness
Happy birthday

You said something
You said something stupid like
Love won't steal us from loneliness
Happy birthday
Are you lonely yet?
Are you lonely yet?
Are you lonely yet?

. . .



I go outside to find the middle of nowhere
Everyone needs their own empty stage
Just like the sky with no beginning or ending
I like reading a book without a last page
Stop and turn around
And say it with your eyes closed
You don't need to welcome me home
Stop, turn around
Try looking with your eyes wide open

As we live our lives through a series of glances
And you smile without smiling for a whole another year
I think we need a little bit more understanding
I think the future is already here

So I won't ask you to
Stop and turn around
And say it with your eyes closed
You don't need to welcome me home
Stop, turn around
Try looking with your eyes wide open

Welcome home

. . .



History is made, not repeated
And you hide behind words that make you feel needed
And what you read in those books made you so conceited
So in order for love to be true
My dreams will have to
Become my only rules
I want a warning
I want a warning
I want something more than a warning
I've been warned about you
I see through all your promises and warnings

I want a warning
I want a warning
I want something more than a warning
I've been warned about you
I see through all your promises and warnings

Wake me up on into a world outdated
And the older you get the more you seem jaded
As you search for the quotes to make it seem complicated
So in order for love to be true
Even my nightmares
Become my only rules

I want a warning
I want a warning
I want something more than a warning
I've been warned about you
I see through all your promises and warnings

I want a warning
I want a warning
I want something more than a warning
I've been warned about you
But I've seen through
Every promise is a warning

I want a warning
I want a warning
I want something more than a warning
I've been warned about you
I see through all your promises and warnings

I want a warning
I want a warning
I want something more than a warning
I've been warned about you
I've seen through

. . .



Mountains wouldn't part for me
They have no uncertainty
I'm just a passing emotion
Just hoping they take notice
And you are an opportunity
Without an opportunity
Another passing emotion
And hope that someone will take notice

And did I hear you sing
That we exist without existing
Or did I hear you sing
That we'll land where we begin

I understand it, but I don't show it
So I won't think it, and maybe we'll be there
Maybe we will be there

I understand it, but I don't show it
So I won't think it, and maybe we'll be there
Maybe one day we will be there

Oh, oh-oh-oh...

I thought I heard you say
That I must be dissappearing
But I'm sure I heard you sing
We won't begin

I understand it, but I don't show it
So I won't think it, and maybe we'll be there
Maybe we will be there

I understand it, but I don't show it
So I won't think it, and maybe we'll be there
Maybe one day we will be there

Oh, oh-oh-oh...

You have no sense in emptiness
Will you try a little harder
You have no sense in emptiness

. . .



It's always 3am in your world
So I'm drinking this as if I hadn't slept
Telling stories which tell their stories themselves
You didn't even hear them
I thought to somewhere else
As long as I go somewhere, you'll still be trying to see
As long as I go somewhere, you'll still be trying
As long as I go somewhere, you'll still by lying to me
As long as I go somewhere

If you're so sure that you don't need love
Only this is if I hadn't slept
As laughter smiles back in your direction
But you're protected by the smoke from your cigarette

Then you tried
To hold my hand
Under the table
But it's far too vague
To be meaningful

As long as I go somewhere, you'll still be trying to see
As long as I go somewhere, every night has a hold over me
As long as I go somewhere, you'll still by lying to me
As long as I go somewhere

And you held me like I was a shadow
But completely without any mystery
And you compared me to a shadow

. . .



Everything is always changing
And nothing stays in the same place for too long
I've been too long awake
And everyone seems like they're slowly changing
No one stays in the same place for too long
I've been too long awake

Together we're younger than you are
Forever you're older than we are together
If we had so much to do

Together we're younger than you are

. . .



There is a long forgotten voice
I know it's not your voice, cause it's always strained
I wake up hearing unfamiliar voices
Convinced they're trying to explain
That if my words were clearer
Then maybe I would know what I'm trying to say
Just as those long forgotten voices
Disappear back into rain

If I was born the same day that you died
Should that make me try
I was born the same day that you died
Should that make me feel more alive

Not just sometimes but always
I know what I know
I know what I know
I know what I know

I tune the radio to drown out these voices I don't know
I'm suddenly an empty house, that almost fills up with home
There are days and nights, when I don't need to close my eyes
And they feel as real to me like analogy in disguise

If I was born the same day that you died
Should that make me try
I was born the same day that you died
Should that make me feel more alive

Not just sometimes but always
I know what I know
I know what I know
I know what I know

Not just sometimes but always
I know what I know
I know what I know

. . .


All the walls of your house,
were painted in deep blue,
you're at that indecisive age to choose colours that reflect you,
and everything and nothing,
is in the space between all things,
that fascinates as much as it agitates,
words turn me into what I say,
as you pull your yellow stained fingers,
through your un-kept hair,
I noticed that the corners of your jeans,
were folded neatly into squares,
your thoughts are the strangest place that you've ever been,
stranger even than Los Angeles,
it's like a cinema where they never ask you to leave,

So while you wait and are you wait,
and concentrate on being as far away,
from fate so while you wait,
and concentrate on being as far away,

She had a north Atlantic film star grace,
that's why her tears are out of place,
that kind sadness has more style,
so nothing will make her smile,
except as soon as anything happens,
she'll drag me on the street,
and hand in hand we stand protesting,
while everyone is still asleep,

So while you wait and are you wait,
and concentrate on being as far away,
from fate so while you wait,
and concentrate on being as far away,

so while you wait and are you wait,
and concentrate on being as far away,
from fate so while you wait,
and concentrate on being as far away,

Are you wait,
are you wait,
are you wait,
are you wait...

. . .



By the harbour I harbor
The strangest memories
Older than I could ever be
Stranded in nostalgia
So tonight i'll try harder
But it's hard to fix this spotlight on me
In a cast that's taking places
I'm not sure of where I want to be
Stand up, stand up and stand out
Applaud El Captain
And jump up to cheers from the crowd
Stand up, stand up and stand out
And I hope you take your camera
To photograph my tears as they hit the ground

No one even listens
The same way that no one ever laughs
I'm taking the car out of the snow
I'm wondering where the summer went to
Circled by your secrets
I'm hoping that they don't include me
At least I'm in good company
Because there's no one else around except me

Stand up, stand up and stand out
Applaud el captain
Just to watch the world slow itself
Stand up, stand up and stand out
And I hope you took your camera
The silence makes the loudest sound

It seems far too easy to say the same things
I'll choose my own way to use my life up
And finally I found a new way to say the same things in imaginary ways
I use my life up

You were looking at pictures in the distance
Hoping to see the future
In your pictures of the distance
Hoping to see the future

Looking at pictures in the distance
Hoping to see the future
Through your pictures of the distance
Hoping to see the future

Looking at pictures in the distance
Hoping to see the future
In your pictures of the distance
Hoping to see the future

Looking at pictures in the distance
Hoping to see the future
In your pictures of the distance

. . .



All the mistakes I made I made because
I didn't know myself very well
And by this stage I feel like
I really shouldn't know myself
I'm forced into a sponsored silence
Where I'm only paid
If I don't say
What I want to say

Open up your eyes and see
I can't throw it all away
Open up your eyes and see
I can't give it all away
I couldn't even care what you say
Change
You changed everything
And blame it on your obvious ways

I gamble my praises
And threw the jukebox from my favorite phrases
As we cling to the nightclub walls
We whisper the words, we whisper them wrong

So we screamed out the wrong words
Into our own song
And with a kiss that tasted like drugs
Which taste like we'll never ever make it home

Open up your eyes and see
I can't throw it all away
Open up your eyes and see
I can't give it all away
I couldn't even care what you say
Change
You changed everything
And blame it on your obvious ways

Throw me around
First you've got to count me down
Don't you think you should count me down
Before you throw me around

You throw me into another move I can't remake
It changes everything
Open up your arms and say
Give it all away
I couldn't even care what you say
Change
You changed everything

. . .



I watch you stumble through the morning
I watch you stumble home at night
Silhouetted by a sun without sunlight
I've watched you walk straight through an evening
When you're laden with the day
And the light of the moon, it only gets in your way

From a bedroom window I was anyone
And the street I look upon is my runaway
But I'm connected to the places I don't feel connected from
I'm connected to the place that I don't feel like I'm from

This is the kind of town where everyone knows each other
And everyone hates that they know each other
And no one is getting any younger

From my bedroom window I was anyone
Every street I look upon could be a runaway
But I'm connected to the places I don't feel connected from
I'm connected to the place that I don't feel like I'm from
I'm connected to the places I don't feel connected from
I don't feel connected from

So move on here now
You don't belong here now
You don't belong
You'll never belong
You don't belong here now
You don't belong here now
You don't belong here now
You don't belong
You'll never belong

. . .



You thought shyness was to blame
And you'd get to live your life again
When you get to wish everyone goodnight
As the crowd booed out your name
At least they spelled it right, so you don't complain
Why everyone is wishing you goodnight

And maybe I'm wrong
And maybe you're right
What if I was the only one who can say goodnight

It's your heroes who are to blame
Constantly saying things that they don't explain
Well that's too bad, but I still can't say goodnight
And I just can't stay tonight
I woke up saying goodnight

Goodnight

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Too Long Awake (reprise)

[No lyrics]

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