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The Wreckers Album


Stand Still, Look Pretty (05/23/2006)
05/23/2006
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Written by Billy Austin and Jennifer Hanson

You're not sure that you love me,
But you're not sure enough to let me go.
Baby, it ain't fair, you know,
To just keep me hanging round.

You say you don't wanna hurt me,
Don't wanna see my tears.
So why are you still standing here,
Just watching me drown?

And it's all right, yeah, I'll be fine:
Don't worry 'bout this heart of mine.
Just take your love and hit the road.
There's nothing you can do or say:
You're gonna break my heart anyway,
So just leave the pieces when you go.

Now you can drag out the heartache;
Baby, you can make it quick.
Really get it over with,
An' just let me move on.

Don't concern yourself,
With this mess you left for me.
I can clean it up you see,
Just as long as you're gone.

And it's all right, yeah, I'll be fine:
Don't worry 'bout this heart of mine.
Just take your love and hit the road.
There's nothing you can do or say:
You're gonna break my heart anyway,
So just leave the pieces when you go.

You not making up your mind is killin' me.
You're wasting time:
I need so much more then that.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Instrumental Break.

And it's all right, yeah, I'll be fine:
Don't worry 'bout this heart of mine.
Just take your love and hit the road.
There's nothing you can do or say:
You're gonna break my heart anyway,
So just leave the pieces when you go.
Leave the pieces when you go.
Oh, yeah, leave the pieces when you go.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Leave the pieces when you go.

. . .


Verse 1:
Somewhere in the country
There's a place where nobody knows your name
When I'm feeling lonely
Theres a train that helps me run away

Chorus:
Hang on my mother
She always told me
The road we could go
I never listened
Always forgettin'
The way back home
The way back home

Verse 2:
Somewhere in the city
Theres a face that makes it hard to stay
He never listened to me
When I'd say that things will never change

[Chorus]

The way back home

Hang on my mother
She always told me
The road we could go
I never listen
Always forgettin'
The way back home

I never listen
Always forgettin'
The way back home
The way back home

. . .


Verse 1:
"Do you wanna run away together?"
I would say it was your best line ever
Too bad I fell for it
And I walked alone
Waiting for you to come along
Take my tortured heart by the hand
And write me off

Chorus:
Do you know I cry?
Do you know I die?
Do you know I cry?
And it's not the good kind

Verse 2:
You forced me to become strong
When I just craved being weak
Yeah,yeah
And you think you know
And I would like to think so
But do you know that when you go I
I fall apart

[Chorus]

No, You're not the good kind

I'm tired of hiding behind these blind eyes
I'm tired of this smile that even I don't recognize

[Chorus x3]

No, you're not the good kind

Do you know I cry?

. . .


I never had all the answers
I never had enough time
But I sure had all the reasons
Why you weren't what I wanted to find

I never laid all my cards out
You just wanted to play
The king he waited on my doorstep
While the joker and me went on our way

Chorus:
Maybe I was much too selfish
But baby you're still on my mind
Now I'm grown and all alone
And wishing I was with you tonight
'Cause I can guarantee
Things are sweeter in Tennessee

These days everything is all business
Never in a place for too long
And there's no lack of arms around me
But I still wonder if somewhere I went wrong

[Chorus]

In tennessee

And I'd wish on every star in the
Southern sky
For that man and our life
If I did not think that

[Chorus]

Yes, I can guarantee
Things are sweeter in Tennessee

. . .


This concrete road used to just be dirt
We'd drive out here after work
Every Friday night when I was eighteen

This parking lot used to be a field
I parked here with my Oldsmobile
Long before the Sonic and the Walgreens

Not no more
Not no more

My, oh my
Look how the time flies
Look how the world changes
In the blink of an eye
My, oh my
Look how the years have flown
Turning around before you know it up and gone
Oh my, oh my, oh my

Times have changed and so have I
I once was young and starry-eyed
Now I have these bittersweet memories

Songs were long and gas was cheap
No cellphones and the water was free
Daddy paid and I never had to worry

Not no more
Not no more

My, oh my
Look how the time flies
Look how the world changes
In the blink of an eye
My, oh my
Look how the years have flown
Turning around before you know it up and gone
Oh my, oh my, oh my
Oh my, oh my, my my my

Not no more
Not no more
Not no more

My, oh my
Look how the time flies
Look how the world changes
In the blink of an eye
My, oh my
Look how the years have flown
Turning around before you know it up and gone
Oh my, oh my, oh my
Oh my, oh my, oh my
Oh my, oh my, oh my

. . .


Verse 1:
I wanna paint my face and pretend that I am someone else
Sometimes I get so fed up, I don't even wanna look at myself
But people have problems that are worse than mine
I don't want you to think I'm complaining all the time
And I hate the way you look at me I have to say
I wish that I could start over

Chorus:
I am slowly falling apart
I wish you'd take a walk in my shoes for a start
And you might think it's easy being me
You just stand still look pretty

Verse 2:
Sometimes I find myself shaking in the middle of the night
And then it hits me and I can't even believe this is my life
But people have problems that are worse than mine
I don't want you to think I'm complaining all the time
And I wish everyone would just go and shut their mouth
I'm not strong enough to deal with it

[Chorus x2]

. . .


Verse 1:
Got my headlights shining
Down an old dirt road
Smoke my cigarettes
I should quit, I know

The radio's playing
Old Country songs
Someone's leaving
Someone's cheating
On and on

Bridge:
I think I might like
The quiet nights
Of this empty life

Chorus:
'Cause someday, maybe
Somebody will love me like I need
And someday I won't have to prove
'Cause somebody will see
All my worth but until then
I'll do just fine on my own
With my cigarettes
And this old dirt road

Verse 2:
See I left another
Good man tonight
I wonder if he'll miss me
Lord knows I tried

But I think that maybe
The thing that I did wrong
Was put up with his bullshit
For far too long

[Bridge & Chorus]

I ain't gonna sleep
I don't wanna dream
About this things that I used to need
I ain't gonna cry
Or go on living lies
I'm just gonna drive

'Cause someday, maybe
Somebody will love me
Someday I won't have to prove
All my worth but until then
I'll do just fine on my own
With my cigarettes
Ohh

[Chorus]

. . .


Why do they make it hard to love you
Why can't they even start to try
Cuz now I feel a bridge is burning, oh
And all the smoke is in my eyes

Oh, oh

I realize I never let them know me
I always want to be right
Took a mistake to really show me, oh
Exactly what they were like

I've been wrong but I've been changing
I've been wonderin' what to do
Here I am alone and waiting
For you

Why do I try to make them happy
Why am I always playing nice
It isn't easy trying to tell you, oh
Exactly what is on my mind

I've been wrong but I've been changing
I've been wondering what to do
Here I am alone and waiting
For you

I've been wrong but I've been waiting
For you

I've been wrong but I've been changing
I've been wonderin' what to do
Here I am alone and waiting
Waiting

For you

. . .


You let me in
'Cause after all, it seemed like the right thing to do
I closed my eyes and let you fall
I wonder what you could possibly know
About breaking down that I don't
It's been a while since I begged for anything but now I want more

So lay me down
I'm lonely
You don't understand me
You never even tried to anyway

I hear you say it's not the same
I'm sorry, it's something I just can't explain
So shut your mouth and hold me close
We both know it's better than being alone
I don't mind killing time as long I can see it in your eyes

Lay me down
I'm lonely
You don't understand me
You never even tried

If wanting you's wrong, then I'm wrong, I'll admit it
But time after time you realize you don't mean it

Lay me down
I'm lonely
You don't understand me
And you never even tried

I'm sorry
Lay me down
I'm lonely
Lay me down
You don't understand me
And you never even tried to anyway

. . .


I took off my iron smile
Because I found it weighed me down
Tomorrow when the world wakes up
I'll be in another town

You don't know what you want
But at this moment it could be me
You move your hand across my knee
Turn me into some novelty

I guess I'm one more girl on the stage
Just one more ass that got
Stuffed in some jeans
And it's one more day that you
Don't find true love
Because you don't know
What it means

Did you ever take the time to
Think about who I might be
Where I've been, what I'm thinking
Who I love, what I've seen

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, ohh

I'm one more car out
On the road
You might pass on your way home
Someone's sister, someone's wife or
Just some bitch who's probably
Got no life

Yes I'm one more girl on the stage
Just one more ass that got
Stuffed in some jeans
And it's one more day that you
Don't find true love
Because you don't know
What it means
Yeah

One day we'll be a pile of ashes
For the rest of time we passes
So take your hand off my knee
Do you know what it means to be

One more girl on the stage
Just one more ass that got
Stuffed in some jeans
And it's one more day that you
Don't find true love
Because you don't know
What it means

Yeah, yeah, yeah

. . .


You never give up
I can't believe anything you say
And it must be my luck
Cause no one else gets treated this way

And I wanna know
What goes on in that head of yours
Yeah, I wanna know
'Cause I don't think I can take much more

Chorus:
Rain
You must be sick or something
I can't take another day of
Rain
Is falling down
But will the sun come out again

I never speak up
I just try to stay out of the way
And I must have messed up
'Cause thats all that I hear you say

And I wanna know
What on earth makes you act like this
Yeah, I wanna know
'Cause I don't think I can take this shit

[Chorus]

Sun come out
Sun come out

[Chorus]

Rain

You must be sick or something
(You must be sick or something)

Rain
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Is falling down
But will the sun come out again

. . .


Only crazy people
Fall in love with me
They come from all over
To be with me
Bank robbers and killers
Drunks and drug dealers
Only crazy people
Fall in love with me

He came from Carolina
On a west bound freight train
Didn't have no ticket
But he got here the same
He left a reminder
With nine months to go
Thats why I killed his wife
And wrecked up his home

Only crazy people
Fall in love with me
They come from all over
To be with me
Bank robbers and killers
Drunks and drug dealers
Only crazy people
Fall in love with me

He fled Mississippi
With me at his side
A trunk full of money
And no place to hide
Well he loved his whiskey
And his fist loved my face
So I buried that man
And they won't find a trace

Only crazy people
Fall in love with me
They come from all over
To be with me
Bank robbers and killers
Drunks and drug dealers
Only crazy people
Fall in love with me

Only crazy people
Fall in love with me

. . .


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