• i'm like the water when your ship rolled in that night / rough on the surface but you cut through like a knife
  • lost in your current like a priceless wine
  • wreck my plans
  • life was a willow and it bent right to your wind

champagne problems

  • bustling crowds or silent sleepers / you're not sure which is worse
  • because i, dropped your hand while dancing / left you out there standing / crestfallen on the landing / champagne problems
  • your sister splashed out on the bottle / now no one's celebrating
  • dom perignon, you brought it / no crowd of friends applauded / your hometown skeptics called it / champagne problems
  • sometimes you just don't know the answer / 'til someone's on their knees and asks you
  • "she would've made such a lovely bride, what a shame she's fucked in the head", they said / but you'll find the real thing instead / she'll patch up your tapestry that i shred

gold rush

  • eyes like sinking ships on waters / so inviting, i almost jump in
  • but i don't like a gold rush, gold rush / i don't like anticipating my face in a red flush
  • walk past, quick brush / i don't like slow motion, double vision in rose blush / i don't like that falling feels like flying 'til the bone crush
  • and the coastal town we wandered 'round had never seen a love as pure as it
  • and then it fades into the grey of my day-old tea / cause it could never be

'tis the damn season

  • it's the kind of cold, fogs up windshield glass / but i felt it when i passed you
  • but if it's all the same to you, it's the same to me
  • so we can call it even / you can call me babe for the weekend / 'tis the damn season, write this down
  • and the road not taken looks real good now / and it always leads to you in my hometown
  • the holidays linger like bad perfume
  • time flies, messy as the mud on your truck tires
  • we could just ride around
  • i won't ask you to wait, if you don't ask me to stay
  • and wonder about the only soul, who could tell which smiles i'm faking / and the heart i know i'm breaking is my own / to leave the warmest bed, i've ever known
  • and i'll be yours for the weekend / 'tis the damn season

tolerate it

  • use my best colors for your portrait
  • i know my love should be celebrated, but you tolerate it
  • i greet you with a battle hero's, welcome / i take your indiscretions all in, good fun
  • i made you my temple, my mural, my sky / now i'm begging for footnotes in the story of your life / drawing hearts in the byline
  • gain the weight of you, then lose it / believe me i could do it

no body, no crime

  • she says, "that ain't my merlot on his mouth" / "that ain't my jewelry on our joint account"
  • and i've cleaned enough houses to know how to cover up a scene
  • no, no body, no crime / i wasn't letting up until the day he died


  • honey when i'm above the trees, i see this for what it is / but now i'm right down in it, all the years i've given / is just shit we're dividing up
  • there'll be happiness after you, but there was happiness because of you / both of these things can be true, there is happiness
  • beyond the terror in the nightfall
  • haunted by the look in my eyes, that would've loved you for a lifetime
  • when did all our lessons start to look like weapons
  • there'll be happiness after me, but there was happiness because of me / both of these things i believe, there is happiness
  • there is a glorious sunrise / dappled with the flickers of light, from the dress i wore at midnight
  • no one teaches you what to do, when a good man hurts you / and you know you hurt him too


  • this place is the same as it ever was / but you don't like it that way
  • the stars in your eyes shined brighter in tupelo
  • and if you're ever tired of being known for who you know, you know, you'll always know me
  • you're a queen, selling dreams, selling makeup and magazines / from you i'd buy anything
jan 5 2021 ∞
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