Lyrics

01 Big Picture

BIG PICTURE

Don’t be a poor man in your mind

What you imagine you will find

Don’t be a jealous man in your mind

What you steal will steal your time

Don’t be a careless man in your mind

One day love will leave you behind

Big picture, try to see the big picture!             x2

Don’t be a sad man all the time!

Even on the darkest days the sun still shines

Don’t be a guilty man in your mind

Boldly be yourself, you’ll do fine

Big picture, try to see the big picture!             x2

A generous man in his mind

Looks inside to his heart

And he tries!

So look inside to your heart

And you’ll find!

The big picture, try to see the big picture!       x2

02 Crazy Heart

CRAZY HEART

Come into my crazy heart     x2

The grass is green

Could be greener on the other side?

Give me your crazy heart     x2

I wanna see your richest hue

Wanna feel your deepest blue

Separate your wheat from the chaff

Make you scream make you laugh

Make you sigh

The grass is green

Could be greener on the other side..

Of a crazy heart

Give me your crazy heart

Come into my crazy heart!     x2

The grass is green

Could be greener on the other side

Of this crazy heart

Give me your crazy heart

Give me your crazy heart!

03 Erin Listen

ERIN LISTEN

Erin Listen x4

Erin listen to yourself

You’re saying things you don’t believe

And what is it you want from me?

What is it you wanna do with me?

Hang up the phone   x2

But if I hang up the phone

Then I’ll never never never never never know

Erin Listen x2

Erin listen to what I have to say

You stir up things inside of me

Our conversation lives its life so free

But it could all be just a game

Cut off the flow    x2

But if I cut off the flow

Then I’ll never never never never never know

And there’s something sweet
I could not foresee

But it’s wrapped up in

The mystery!

Erin Listen x4

04 Holding a Key

HOLDING A KEY

You walk into a room

You light that room right up

But I can’t be with you

Cause you don’t give enough

So I hope you understand

Why I went away

And I hope I understand

Why I didn’t stay

When I need someone to make me safe, make me grow, make me change, make me know, make me run, all the way, to her home, and make me stay.

Ooh you are

Ooh you are

Holding a key

You walk into my room

Pour out your little cup

What can I give to you

When you have had enough

I hope you understand

Why you went away

Cause I don’t understand

Why you didn’t try to stay

When you need someone to make you safe, make you grow, make you change, make you know, make you run, all the way, to his home, and make you stay.

Ooh I am

Ooh I am

Holding a key

Will someone ever come knocking at my door?

Someone who can make me safe, make me grow, make me change, make me know, make me run, all the way, to her home, and make me say..

Ooh you are

Ooh you are

You are the key

05 As I Remember You

AS I REMEMBER YOU

The music is playing as it always does

The train is rolling by as it sometimes does

And you are coming as you usually do

And I am nervous to see you

I remember the feel of this open room

I remember the sound of the train pass through

Will you remember me as I remember you?

I must find the secret, it’s somewhere in the past

How to make warm feelings last

But my obsession with the past

Has lost the present you

I’m scared to see your eyes, to tell you that you’re missed

For I fear that in the blankness that I’ll find, I doubt that I exist

Will you remember me as I remember you?

I can see it in your eyes, you can’t hide the history

I can see those eyes decide, to clean your memory

Won’t you remember me as I remember you?

Won’t you remember me as I remember you?

Won’t you remember me as I remember you?

Won’t you remember me..

..as I remember you?

06 Get on the Upbeat

GET ON THE UPBEAT

When no one’s around and you’re feeling down

Get on the upbeat

And when you’ve lost your heart and don’t know where to start

Just get on the upbeat

‘Cause I’ve been playing on the downbeat for too long

Maybe the remedy is to fall into a song

And just get on the upbeat

Just get on the upbeat!

When you hit the dirt and it fucking hurts

Just get on the upbeat

And when you wanna cry but your eyes are dry

Give me something upbeat

‘Cause you can play on the downbeat for too long

And maybe the remedy is to fall into a song

And just get on the upbeat

Just get on the upbeat

07 Unequal Love

UNEQUAL LOVE

She asks me, “Baby do you think our love is equal?”

I’m thinking, “Not when you ask questions so damn evil.”

Baby why do you need to know?

Baby why do you need to know?

I’m hoping there is not a hook beneath the bait.

She asks me so I’ll give an answer to her straight.

Your love is your love.

My love is mine.

Please don’t read between the lines.

I tell her, “Maybe it’s no matter of unequal.”

I tell her, “Maybe it’s just we are different people.”

But is this just what the lesser lover would say?

Your love is your love.

My love is mine.

Please don’t read between the lines.

She asks me, “Baby!! Who do you think loves more??”

I tell her, “Babe, that’s the same question as before!”

Baby why do you need to know?

Baby why do you need to know?

08 A Million Miles of Walking

A MILLION MILES OF WALKING

You say you want a song

And that I should write it for you

But that’s not how songs are written

Now you’ll see

There’s love in every good one

Sometimes truth to set you free

And there’s a million miles of walking that gave this song to me

This won’t be forever

But I know it can last

As long as we need each other

To help these seasons pass

Oh grab the microphone

Make your spirit known

You only need the truth

Let it consume you

And if you still want a song

Sing one loud and clear

Sing it true for all the world to hear

Cause lots of truth is ugly

But you’ll find beauty if you care

So sing the songs that we all need to hear

So you wanted a song

Now I wrote one for you

Cause that’s how songs are written

Now you see

There’s love in every good one

And truth to help you see

And with a million miles of walking

You gave this song to me

Yeah with a million miles of walking

You gave this song to me

09 It’s Kinda Windy

IT’S KINDA WINDY

It’s kinda windy

Wanna go outside

See the pretty women

And blow up my kite

Breeze in my hair

An arm around my waste

Into the air

To outer space

Time is fleeting

Love is freeing

An unhooked feeling

Is my state of being

Breeze on my skin

Smiles spread face to face

My intuition

Found it’s place

It’s kinda windy

Wanna go outside?

10 My Family Loves Me

MY FAMILY LOVES ME

When I was brought into this world

When I gave my first smile

When I needed rides to practice

When I acted like a child

When I sagged my loose fit jeans

And said it was about the comfort, not the style

Oh I always knew

My family loves me                 x2

And they always have

And there’s no substitute for that

When it came time to leave my home

And learn to make it on my own

See the world, face the unknown

And when life showed its harder side
And I started to feel alone, how had I forgotten?

My family loves me                      x2

And they always have

And there ain’t no substitute for that

When I buy my first carseat

When she learns her first word

When I take her dancing in the backyard

And lose myself in her eyes

When I stay late at work so we can toe the line

Oh I’ll be so thankful!

That my family loves me              x2

And they always have

And there ain’t no substitute for that

When my time has all gone past

And I understand my soul

And I’ve got a love that lasted

And I’ve known all I care to know

And everyday my family seems still more beautiful

Oh I know that I’ll say

My family is lovely                     x2

And they’ve always been

And there’s no substitute for them

11 Take Over Me

TAKE OVER ME

I don’t care about paradise

Just wanna live a good life

Far from perfect and I don’t know if it’s worth it

But I can’t think of anything else I wanna try

Music won’t you take over me?

Won’t you set my soul free?

Won’t you set my soul free?

I’ll do everything right

I got eternity on my mind

The nicest person you’ve met

With hate in his heart

And I’m too scared to let it go

Music won’t you take over me?

Won’t you set my soul free?

Won’t you set my soul free?

*sigh*

Won’t you take over me?

Won’t you take over me?

Won’t you take over me?

Won’t you take over me?

Won’t you set my soul free?

Won’t you set my soul free?

Won’t you set my soul free?

Yeah!