Please forget the words that I just blurted out; it wasn't me, it was my strange and creeping doubt. It keeps rattling my cage, and there's nothing in this world will keep it down. Even though I might, even thought I try, I can't. Even though I might, even thought I try, I can't. So many things that keep, that keep me underground; so many words that I, that I can never find. If you give up on me now, I'll be gutted like I've never been before. And even though I might, even thought I try, I can't. Even though I might, even thought I try, I can't. If you give up on me now, I'll be gutted like I've never been before.
I am outside, and I've been waiting for the sun; with my wide eyes, I've seen worlds that don't belong. My mouth is dry with words I cannot verbalize, tell me why we live like this. Keep me safe inside, your arms like towers tower over me. Yeah, 'cause we are broken; what must we do to restore our innocence? And oh, the promise we adored give us life again, 'cause we just wanna be whole.
Smoke surrounds your perfect face and I'm falling, pushing a broom out into a space; and this where I find a way. The stadium arcadium, a mirror to the moon. Well, I'm forming and I'm warming; state of the art, until the clouds come crashing. Stranger things have happened, both before and after noon; Well, I'm forming and I'm warming, pushin' myself and no, I don't mind asking now. Alone inside my forest room and it's storming, I never thought I'd be in bloom; but this is where I start. Derelict days and the stereo plays for the all night crowd, that it cannot phase and I'm calling. Tedious weeds that the media breeds, but the animal gets what the animal needs, and I'm sorry.
You sit there in your heartache, waiting on some beautiful boy to save you from your old ways; you play forgiveness. Watch it now, here he comes. He doesn't look a thing like Jesus, but he talks like a gentleman, like you imagined when you were young. Can we climb this mountain? I don't know. Higher now than ever before, I know we can make it if we take it slow. Let's take it easy; easy now, watch it go. We're burning down the highway skyline, on the back of a hurricane that started turning when you were young. And sometimes you close your eyes and see the place where you used to live when you were young. They say the devil's water, it ain't so sweet; you don't have to drink right now, but you can dip your feet every once in a little while.
It's over, you dont need to tell me. I hope you're with someone who makes you feel safe in your sleeping tonight. I won't kill myself, trying to stay in your life; I got no distance left to run. When you see me, please turn your back and walk away; I don't want to see you, 'cos I know the dreams that you keep is where we meet. When you're coming down, think of me here; I got no distance left to run.
I'm a high school lover, and you're my favorite flavor. Love is all, all my soul; you're my playground love. Yet my hands are shaking, I feel my body reeling; time's no matter, I'm on fire, on the playground love. You're the piece of gold that flashes on my soul. Extra time, on the ground. You're my playground love, Anytime, anywhere, you're my playground love.
I've got every reason on earth to be mad, cos I've just lost the only boy I had. And if I could get my way, I'd get myself locked up today, but I can't; so I cry instead. I've got a chip on my shoulder that's bigger than my feet, I can't talk to people that I meet, and if I could see you now, I'd try to make you sad somehow, but I can't; so I cry instead. Don't want to cry when there's people there, I get shy when they start to stare. I'm gonna hide myself away, but I'll come back again someday. And when I do, you'd better hide all the boys, I'm gonna break their hearts all 'round the world. Yes, I'm gonna break them in two and show you what your loving woman can do. Until then, I'll cry instead.
In pitch dark I go walking in your landscape, broken branches trip me as I speak. Just cos you feel it doesn't mean it's there, just cos you feel it doesn't mean it's there. There's always a siren singing you to ship, wreck, don't reach out, don't reach out. Stay away from these rocks we'd be a walking disaster, don't reach out, don't reach out. Just cos you feel it doesn't mean it's there, there's someone on your shoulder. There, there, why so green and lonely? Heaven sent you to me. We are accidents waiting, waiting to happen.
I would say I'm sorry if I thought that it would change your mind. But I know that this time I've said too much, been too unkind. I try to laugh about it, cover it all up with lies. I try and laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes.
For you I was a flame, love is a losing game. Five story fire as you came, love is a losing game. One I wish I never played, oh, what a mess we made. And now the final frame, love is a losing game. Played out by the band, love is a losing hand. More than I could stand, love is a losing hand. Self professed, profound, till the chips were down. Know you're a gambling man, love is a losing hand. Though I'm rather blind, love is a fate resigned. Memories mar my mind, love is a fate resigned. Over futile odds and laughed at by the gods. And now the final frame, love is a losing game.
Watching the ships roll in, hoping that I will still be his friend in the morning. Watching those ships roll by, wishing that I could move this earth. If I could, for you, I would do. I've got nothing to say, I've got nothing to lay at your feet. I just keep hoping, hope that you will be the man that I couldn't be. Still watching the oceans move, if only I could show you my soul and places I've been. Watching the ocean come and little girls playing in the sand as I walk longing to listen to you talk.