Strangers in Fairyland

Edges

Still: A Holiday Collection


-Cinderella

We can’t all be Cinderella
And find love with a storyteller
With a horse drawn ending and a bestseller
We can’t all be Cinderella
No, we can’t all be Cinderella

No I never could contain
My romanticized brain
Never knew what I should do
To queue the love and life the stain
The stain of my expectations,
Lies, foundations,
I built to stay alive
But I got so so so tired
My heart was in overdrive
I thought that if I lost a shoe
Then fate would send me straight to you, but

We can’t all be Snow White
And catch a prince by the end of the night
And live life with a copyright, oh,
We can’t all be Snow White
No, we can’t all be Snow White

So I’m checking myself out of fantasy
I gotta fight for what’s ahead of me
This plotline’s headed sideways,
I’m as lost as I could be
No script, don’t care,
No joke, no fanfare,
I’m giving up the crown
Take this fairytale
And turn it upside down
How did I get in this mess,
I’m a damsel in distress…

We can’t all be Cinderella
And find love with a storyteller
With a horse drawn ending and a bestseller
We can’t all be Cinderella
No, we can’t all be Cinderella

(guitar solo)

Who do you possibly think you are,
round here you won’t get far
Without a kingdom and a credit card
Who do you possibly think you are,
Round here you won’t get far
Without a kingdom and a credit card
Without a kingdom and a credit card

We can’t all be Snow White
And catch a prince by the end of the night
And live a life with a copyright, oh,
We can’t all be Snow White

And we can’t all be Cinderella
And find love with a storyteller
With a horse drawn ending and a bestseller
We can’t all be Cinderella
No, we can’t all be Cinderella

-One Kiss

You come around, you act so sweet
A child’s look, but I feel the heat
It’s in the air, it’s all around
It’s everywhere, I’m melting down
The things you say, when I try to leave
I close my eyes, I have to stay
I feel it burn when you look my way
I’m drawn to you, can’t get away

One kiss, I get excited
Two kiss, I’m on the floor
Give me three kiss, I try to fight it
Give me four kiss, I beg for more

I turn away, then back around
Can’t even say what I’m feeling now
You hold my hand,
I pull away
I lose my nerve, and then you say
You’re my sweet girl,
you’re my everything,
You’re the one I need,
You have to stay
I know myself, lost my chance to go
I look at you, I love you so

One kiss, I get excited
Two kiss, I’m on the floor
Give me three kiss, won’t ever fight it
Give me four kiss, I beg for more

You’re in my head, now you’re in my soul
I’m melting down, can’t ever go
My lips are yours, I feel your breath
You know my way, you make me stay
You’re in the air, you’re all around
I love your way, I’m falling down
We feel it burn, we know we’ll stay
We live our love, we’re on our way

One kiss, I get excited
Give me two kiss, I’m on the floor
Give me three kiss, won’t ever fight it
Four kiss, I beg for more

Give me one kiss, I get excited
Give me two kiss, I’m on the floor
Give me three kiss, won’t ever fight it
Four kiss, I plead for more

Something’s changing and I shouldn’t care
I would know that smile anywhere
She won the game that I could never start
And now she’s got your heart locked up fair and square
You don’t need to be lonely anymore
Don’t you know you deserve what you’ve been looking for
Go chase her down, don’t worry, I’ll be fine
Now that you’re in love the pleasure’s all mine

I can see you, I can see you
Got your head up in the clouds
I could free you, I could free you
But I’d only drag you down
Wish I could hit rewind
I love you, nevermind

Well, you’re together now, I have to say
I don’t know how I ever saw another way
You look at her and all the pieces fit
And I must admit, I feel you slip away
She’s got something I just can’t deny
And you know me well enough to know that I’ll get by
Maybe we’re too different anyway
But at the end of the day, it was worth a try

And I can see you, I can see you
Got your head up in the clouds
I could free you, I could free you
But I’d only drag you down
And I’m sad to see it wasn’t me
Who turned you upside down
Wish I could hit rewind
I love you, nevermind

I’m letting you know
I’m giving up the fight
I’m gonna watch as you ride off into the night
I’m keeping my feet on solid ground
Where I’m safe and sound as you’re taking flight

And I can see you, I can see you
Got your head up in the clouds
I could free you, I could free you
But I’d only drag you down
And I’m sad to see it wasn’t me
Who turned you upside down
Wish I could hit rewind, hit rewind… I love you, nevermind

-Lullaby

No direction, sinking ship
Slipping slowly, lost her grip
Desperate whispers down the hall
Echo softly, freefall

And it’s a lullaby for the brokenhearted
Go back to where you started
Reread the lines you tried
Dry those tears you cried, and
Just don’t think of him
Come on, sink or swim
Cross out the path you charted
‘Cause it’s a lullaby for the brokenhearted

Rainy Thursday afternoon
Feeling better spoke too soon
Favorite re-run tv show
She scans the credits for the names she knows

And it’s a lullaby for the brokenhearted
Go back to where you started
Reread the lines you tried
Dry those tears you cried, and
Just don’t think of him
Come on, sink or swim
Cross out the path you charted
‘Cause it’s a lullaby for the brokenhearted

Dirty dishes, restless mind
All the memories left behind
Silent breakfast, burns the toast
She swears that she has seen his ghost…

And it’s a lullaby for the brokenhearted
Go back to where you started
Reread the lines you tried
Dry those tears you cried, and
Just don’t think of him
Come on, sink or swim
Cross out the path you charted
‘Cause it’s a lullaby for the brokenhearted

-Hitman

My hired hand turned out to be a hitman
Somebody save me, he’s taking me down
My head is spinning from the drug that he gave me
He’s killing me, killing me with love

Why can’t I hide, hide away
I gotta change my name
And I’m losing the games he plays,
And I know I might not last the day

Deep scars and getaway cars
Got a kiss like
Dillenger, heavy trigger finger
Sneak away on Valentine’s Day
I’m in the danger zone, now he’s got me alone

Why can’t I hide, hide away
I gotta change my name
And I’m losing the games he plays
And I know I might not last the day

I feel a blackout coming
The walls are caving in
I don’t know how I got here
I don’t know where I’ve been
He’s got me blindfolded,
My hands are tied
I haven’t seen the light in days
I think I’m gonna die

My hired hand turned out to be a hitman
Too late to save me, he’s taking me down
My head is spinning from the drugs that he gave me
He’s killing me, killing me with love

Why can’t I hide, hide away
I’ve gotta change my name
And I’m losing the games he plays
And I know I might not last the day

Open the window, honey baby,
Let your shadow in
Tell me again, now, sugar doll
What’s crawling through your skin
Let it slide, let’s compromise
And fight those stomach butterflies
Send em off with natural conversation
I”ll lessen your frustration

Hello hello, hello hello, hello hello honey
Nice to meet you , don’t be shy, let’s break the ice

Did I surprise you, honey baby,
I don’t know your name
Never been one for wasted silence, hope you feel the same
Tell me what’s been troubling you
In all the ways that words can do
Come on boy, let’s hear it for the ages
Let’s keep on turning pages

Hello hello, hello hello, hello hello honey
Hello hello hello hello, go on and throw the dice
Hello hello, hello hello, hello hello honey
Nice to meet you, don’t be shy, let’s break the ice

I hope I’ve made my mark
Come on, take one in the dark
I’m throwing you a line,
Cmon cmon cmon, just a little sign…

Open the window, honey baby, let your shadow in,
Tell me again now, sugar doll, how you want to begin
Let it slide, I’ll bat my eyes, let’s ditch those stomach butterflies
Admit it boy, you like this conversation

Hello hello, hello hello, hello hello honey
Hello hello hello hello, go on and throw the dice
Hello hello, hello hello, hello hello honey
Nice to meet you, don’t be shy, let’s break the ice

-Gaslight

I said to you, “Just follow me”
You wouldn’t dare to disagree
I stole your voice,
I stripped your soul,
You never knew you lost control…

And the gaslight flickers
And my net pulls tight
You’ll just fade quicker
If you try to fight
And the gaslight
flickers You’re feeling bad
But I’ll make you sicker…
And the gaslight flickers

Poison whispered in your ear
I’ll tell you what you want to hear
The ones who love you try to win,
Look through my eyes, you’ll see their sin

And the gaslight flickers
And my net pulls tight
You’ll just fade quicker
If you try to fight
And the gaslight flickers
You’re feeling bad
But I’ll make you sicker…
And the gaslight flickers

Those other faces,
Well, I know what to do
I say they’re angry, they’re evil, they’ve turned on you
I take your name without a second thought
I smile, ‘cause I won’t get caught

And the gaslight flickers
And my net pulls tight
You’ll just fade quicker If you try to fight
And the gaslight flickers
You’re feeling bad
But I’ll make you sicker…
And the gaslight flickers

You know me, I’m the one in black
Don’t try to dream, I’ll hold you back…

And the gaslight flickers
And my net pulls tight
You’ll just fade quicker
If you try to fight
And the gaslight
flickers You’re feeling bad
But I’ll make you sicker…
And the gaslight flickers

-Shame

You used to know my passcode
I used to know your heart
I used to let you hold my hand,
but now you stand here,
Tearing me apart

I’ve got my secrets
You used to have the key
You went from keeping
something special sealed up tight
To giving it for free

But darling I’ve found,
word gets around

Such a shame,
now we’ll never be the same
Ooh, I gotcha this time,
ooh, you lost the game
Such a shame,
go on and take the blame
Ooh, I gotcha this time,
ooh, you lost the game
It’s such a shame

I used to think you understood,
We used to think alike
But now you’ve traded
sweet for bitter, guts for glitter,
Safe instead of right

And was she worth it?
How happy are you now?
Do you think about the night you lost me,
And do you wonder how?

‘Cause darling I’ve found,
word gets around

Such a shame,
now we’ll never be the same,
Ooh, I gotcha this time,
ooh, you lost the game
Such a shame,
go on and take the blame
Ooh, I gotcha this time,
ooh you lost the game
It’s such a shame

(it’s such a shame, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Ooh, I lost your number,
Ooh, you lost my trust,
I see the ashes in your eyes,
You turned our love to dust

But now I’ve got a story,
Now I’ve got a song
And music makes you
miss me more with every chord
You’ll know you’ve done me wrong

‘Cause darling I’ve found,
word gets around

Such a shame,
now we’ll never be the same,
Ooh, I gotcha this time,
ooh, you lost the game
Such a shame,
go on and take the blame,
Ooh, I gotcha this time
ooh, you lost the game

Such a shame,
now we’ll never be the same
Ooh, I gotcha this time,
ooh, you lost the game
Such a shame,
go on and take the blame,
Ooh, I gotcha this time,
ooh, you lost the game
It's such a shame

-Too Much To Me

You got high heels, but I’ve seen higher
You got my patience down to the wire
You got a lengthy pedigree
But that don’t mean too much to me

Bloodred nails, they tap the table
Sticky fingers peel the label
A toxic smile ear to ear
You got a lot to learn, my dear

You’re shallow in the worst degree
That don’t mean too much to me
Your majesty without a guarantee
That don’t mean too much to me

Your elegance is truly glowing
But careful now, your label’s showing
You cast your line, you reel ‘em in
There’s evil underneath that skin

It’s not who you are, it’s who you know
And oh, you put on quite the show
I know you think you play the game
But in the end you’re all the same

You’re shallow in the worst degree
That don’t mean too much to me
Your majesty without a guarantee
That don’t mean too much to me
All the looks but none the charm
A dime a dozen, a false alarm
Don't ask for an apology
That don't mean too much to me

Now I understand,
you’re set in your ways
You got a hand-me-down
temper and you like it that way
Your money is dirty but
your hands are clean
Must be good to be the queen
You got a brand-name
wallet with dollar-store taste
All that blonde, all gone to waste
Your money is dirty,
your hands are clean,
Must be good to be the queen

You got high heels,
but I’ve seen higher
Got my patience down to the wire
You got a lengthy pedigree,
But that don't mean too much to me

You’re shallow in the worst degree
That don’t mean too much to me
Your majesty without a guarantee
That don’t mean too much to me

All the looks but none the charm
A dime a dozen, a false alarm,
You’ll never know,
you’ll never see,
That don’t mean too much to me
You got all the looks but none the charm
A dime a dozen, false alarm,
Don’t ask for an apology,
That don’t mean too much to me
Too much to me
That don’t me too much to me

-Where's The Rain

Forehead to the windowpane
God, how I wish it would rain
This robin’s egg blue
Is nothing compared to you

Where’s the rain?
It should be raining
Where’s the thunder and lightning?
Something just a bit more frightening,
But why is there clear blue sky?
Where’s the rain? It should be raining
So come on rain

Didn’t know you very well
But I could tell,
You were beautiful,
And everyone could see
You were stunning,
To everyone and me

Where’s the rain?
It should be raining
Where’s the thunder and lightning?
Something just a bit more frightening,
But why is there clear blue sky?
Where’s the rain?
It should be raining
So come on rain
Come on rain
Come on rain

Looking up, it isn’t right,
There’s not a single
cloud in sight
There’s a chill in the air,
but you’re not there
Suddenly I feel a jolt
It hits me like a lightening bolt
The skies are clear,
but you’re not here

Where’s the rain?
It should be raining
Where’s the thunder and lightning?
Something just a bit more frightening
But why is there clear blue sky?
Where’s the rain?
It should be raining,
So come on rain
Come on rain
It should be raining,
Come on rain, rain, rain

-More Than I Say I Do

It could work
I feel hope
I hear answered prayers and laughter
I see sunlight through the smoke
I dream happy things
I say just what I think
But I think a lot of you,
More than I say I do

I have a thousand smiles
But I'd give every one
to see you smile back at me
Visions brighter than the sun
I take nothing back
I give everything I know
And I know a lot of you,
More than I say I do
I know a lot of you,
More than I say I do

I know you
More than you know I do,
More than I say I do
I wait every day
To turn your eyes on me
I devote myself
And I fail miserably
But I still try
I still wish on the stars
I wish a lot for you
More than I say I do

I know you
More than you know I do
I love you
More than I say I do,
More than I say I do
More than I say I do,
More than I say I do

-Jagged

I won’t change my stripes,
don’t hold on to me
By now you’re feeling sick I’m a trainwreck,
venom wrapped around your neck, now,
Feel my love constrict

I’m running you ragged
Darling, you ain’t doing
nothing wrong
My edges are jagged
I’ve got you wrapped
around my finger
But you’re gonna have
to move along

Cold heart full of cold blood
I’m sorry, but I’ve won
I drew you in when
I shed my skin, now,
Now I turn to face the sun

I’m running you ragged
Darling, you ain’t doing
nothing wrong
My edges are jagged
I’ve got you wrapped
around my finger
But you’re gonna have
to move along

Time for you to go
Honey, there’s the door
You’ve gotta know,
I don’t love you anymore
Time for you to go
Honey there’s the door
I don’t love you anymore

I’m running you ragged
Darling, you ain’t doing
nothing wrong
My edges are jagged
I’ve got you wrapped
around my finger
But you’re gonna have
to move along
I’ve got you wrapped around my finger
But you’re gonna have to move along

-Hot

So damn hot, I feel the fan blow
I just can’t sleep, I push up the window
Hum of the fan, the buzz of the streetlight
Flit of a moth, the crash of a catfight

It’s killing me, it’s killing me
I’m lying here, you just don’t see
She’s no good, she’s not the one
The damage is done, the damage is done

Lie in my bed, a tangle of sheets
Tick of the clock, I can’t duck the heat
A flash in the distance, a rumble of light
But no rain is coming, there’s no end in sight

It’s killing me, it’s killing me
I’m lying here, you just don’t see
She’s no good, she’s not the one
The damage is done,
the damage is done

It’s so hot, I can’t shut my eyes
Thinking of you,
And your love and your lies
And your love and your lies

It’s killing me,
it’s killing me
I’m lying here,
you just don’t see
She’s no good,
she’s not the one
The damage is done,
the damage is done

So damn hot,
it’s tearing me
Your love is gone,
why can’t I see
You’re no good,
the pain complete
So damn hot,
I can’t stand the heat

-Mystery

He stands backwards in the shower
He’s been staring at the
clock on the wall for the last half hour
On the shortest of trips
he takes the long way back
Never starts a game of cards
without the one-eyed jack

He plays yellow car in the subway tunnel
Never could be famous, he’s just not that subtle
He says everyone’s best on their first CD
But for all these little answers, I got a mystery,
I've got a mystery

Close enough to taste it, I have yet to break him in
It’s just not easy, he’s the game I cannot win
That boy’s a riddle, how lucky could I be
‘Cause for all these little answers,
I got a mystery, yeah

He falls asleep knowing what he’ll dream about
The end of the world, well he has no doubt
Says nothing in life is ever, ever free
But something cheap, well, that’s just too easy

Close enough to taste it, I have yet to break him in
It’s just not easy, he’s the game I cannot win
That boy’s a riddle, how lucky could I be
‘Cause for all these little answers,
I’ve got a mystery, yeah
For all these little answers, I got a mystery, yeah

He listens to static on the radio
There’s a part of himself he knows he’ll never know
He’s an expert at defense whenever I attack
He’ll lend you a smile you don’t have to give back
You don’t have to give it back

Close enough to taste it, I have yet to break him in
It’s just not easy, he’s the game I cannot win
That boy’s a riddle, how lucky could I be
‘Cause for all these little answers,
I got a mystery
I got a mystery, yeah,
I got a mystery, yeah
I got a mystery, yeah,
I got a mystery, yeah

-Cinderella

We can’t all be Cinderella
And find love with a storyteller
With a horse drawn ending and a bestseller
We can’t all be Cinderella
No, we can’t all be Cinderella

No I never could contain
My romanticized brain
Never knew what I should do
To queue the love and life the stain
The stain of my expectations,
Lies, foundations,
I built to stay alive
But I got so so so tired
My heart was in overdrive
I thought that if I lost a shoe
Then fate would send me straight to you, but

We can’t all be Snow White
And catch a prince by the end of the night
And live life with a copyright, oh,
We can’t all be Snow White
No, we can’t all be Snow White

So I’m checking myself out of fantasy
I gotta fight for what’s ahead of me
This plotline’s headed sideways,
I’m as lost as I could be
No script, don’t care,
No joke, no fanfare,
I’m giving up the crown
Take this fairytale
And turn it upside down
How did I get in this mess,
I’m a damsel in distress…

We can’t all be Cinderella
And find love with a storyteller
With a horse drawn ending and a bestseller
We can’t all be Cinderella
No, we can’t all be Cinderella

(guitar solo)

Who do you possibly think you are,
round here you won’t get far
Without a kingdom and a credit card
Who do you possibly think you are,
Round here you won’t get far
Without a kingdom and a credit card
Without a kingdom and a credit card

We can’t all be Snow White
And catch a prince by the end of the night
And live a life with a copyright, oh,
We can’t all be Snow White

And we can’t all be Cinderella
And find love with a storyteller
With a horse drawn ending and a bestseller
We can’t all be Cinderella
No, we can’t all be Cinderella

-Cut The Cord

I still remember how it was to start
Held my hand so tender,
couldn’t bear to be apart
Now it all seems faded,
it all slipped away
Now we’re left with nothing,
and there’s nothing left to say

Cut the cord, I told you so
Tell me what you want to know
Count to three, turn around
I won’t be what you
thought you found
And you won’t bring this up again
Not after where you’ve been
I told you so, I told you so,
I told you so

I seem to have misplaced my faith
And you forgot to call
We pack our parachutes
We’re ready for the fall
He’s waiting for me in the back
I can taste the guilt
Don’t pretend to miss me
As we tear down what we built

Cut the cord, I told you so
Tell me what you want to know
Count to three, turn around
I won’t be what you
thought you found
And you won’t bring this up again
Not after where you’ve been
I told you so, I told you so,

We both know where
this is gonna go Let’s not pretend
that he is just a friend
You don’t know how to give,
but I know what to take
It’s your fault, but it’s my mistake

So cut the cord, I told you so
Tell me what you want to know
Count to three, turn around
I won’t be what you
thought you found

Cut the cord, I told you so
Tell me what you want to know
Count to three, turn around
I won’t be what you thought you found
And you won’t bring this up again
I told you so, I told you so... I told you so

-Because Of You

Because of you, because of you
Because of you, because of you
I’d heard that same old story
The boy-next-door song-and-dance
With all his wrecked-up glory
I knew they’d got it wrong,
That is, until you came along

No more Friday nights alone
Goodbye, blood from a stone
So long, losing bets
No more haven’t-met-him-yets
Because of you, because of you

I don’t know what you see
Fact is, you chose little old me
Go on, break down the door
And show me what you came here for

No more half-closed, hopeless eyes
Goodbye, melancholy sighs
So long, losing bets
No more tangled safety nets
Because of you, because of you

Because of you, because of you,
Because of you

-Dry Cereal

Want a guy who makes me smile
Maybe in the grocery isle
Maybe at the beach
Or maybe on a plane to China,
Want a guy whose misbehaving
Always got my mama raving
Can’t stay mad for very long
She hears his laugh,
she knows we’ll be fine

I’m reading the signs and
I’m counting the miles
Watching the weather and
flipping through storybooks
Really wanna know right now,
the who, the where, the why and how
I just don’t know where else I should look

‘Till then it’s dry cereal
and waiting on a miracle,
Hoping and praying,
Are you hearing what I’m saying?
This nasty state of nothingness
Has got me wanting nothing less
So please, please, please
Won’t you lead me, yeah, yeah

Gotta know my left from right,
Close the curtains, say goodnight
Have a dream, quit the team,
sing a ten-cent lullaby
Look through all the wanted papers
Interview my friends and neighbors
Still as close to finding him
As I am to reaching the sky

I’m reading the signs and
I’m counting the miles
Watching the weather and
flipping through storybooks
Really wanna know right now,
the who, the where, the why and how
I just don’t know where else I should look

‘Till then it’s dry cereal and
waiting on a miracle
Hoping and praying,
Are you hearing what I’m saying?
This nasty state of nothingness
It’s got me wanting nothing less
So please, please, please
Won’t you lead me, yeah, yeah

Give the test, find the best
Cannot give it a rest
Play along, sing a song
Please, oh won’t you sing along?
Give the test, find the best
Cannot give it a rest
Play along, sing a song
Please, oh won’t you sing along?
Give the test, find the best
Cannot give it a rest
Play along, sing a song
Please, oh won’t you sing along?

‘Till then it’s dry cereal and
waiting on a miracle
Hoping and praying,
Are you hearing what I’m saying?
This nasty state of nothingness,
It’s got me wanting nothing less
So please, please, please
Won’t you lead me, yeah
Won’t you lead me, yeah

-Here To Stay

Ooh, ooh, ooh

I remember the night
you told me you cared
Told me you’d wait for me,
I was so scared
Scared that you would wake up
And shrug me off your shoulders
And swallow all your
precious little words

So up came the sun,
shining through the window
Inviting me to wake up to reality
I looked you in the eyes,
and asked the loaded question
And this was the answer I heard

I’m weathering the storm
My feet are staying warm
I’m finding new ways
to love you every day
Not planning on amnesia,
Don’t need no anesthesia
My heart is gonna feel it
every step of the way
You and me, we are here to stay

Imagine my surprise,
I thought it was a dream
But the way you were
smiling was just so darn real
I find myself believing in what we are
And the only way to tell you how I feel

I’m weathering the storm
My feet are staying warm
I’m finding new ways
to love you every day
Not planning on amnesia,
Don’t need no anesthesia
My heart is gonna feel it
every step of the way
You and me, we are here to stay

Don’t know how else I could spell it out
I do know that without a doubt,
I’m here for the long haul
You’ll catch me when I fall
Believe me when I tell you,
there’s no other way

I’m weathering the storm
My feet are staying warm
I’m finding new ways
to love you every day
Not planning on amnesia,
Don’t need no anesthesia
My heart is gonna feel it
every step of the way
You and me, me and you,
There ain’t no other way
You and me, we are here to stay

-Still

Be still

See the snow fall softly down

Be still

Watch the cheer circle around
Feel the memories made tonight
Smiling faces shining bright
Freeze the world in crystal white
And it’s still

Be still
Walk the town like it’s a dream

Be still
Nothing's ever what it seems
Peppermint and ginger bread
The sweetest thing your neighbor said
Gifts are wrapped in green and red
And it’s still

Be still
See the star up on the tree

Be still
This moment is for you and me
Feel the winters beauty shine
I am yours and you are mine
Through the cold our hands entwine
And it’s still

Be still