• Mother Earth, Father God I was born on bloody battleground To the middleman between two realms The hungry eyes linger as she twirls Got her hands lifted to Heaven And her toes dipped in Hell O Mother Earth, O Father God The demons wager on my fall The greatest trick I ever saw Was them fooling us to think they were never here at all 
Should I be held responsible That it’s come to this? Was I blindsided after all? I knew beforehand of the kiss O Mother Earth, O Father God The demons wager on my fall The greatest trick I ever saw Was them fooling us to think they were never here at all Should I be held responsible That it’s come to this? Was I blindsided after all? I knew beforehand of the kiss You always warned me of the kiss I have been betrayed by a kiss

    Honey This cannot happen again Twice in a year is too much Heavy are you on my mind Twice in a flush, it ain’t enough Honey While you were ashing in your coffee I was thinking ‘bout telling you What you’ve done to me Honey Pretending like it never happened Come over here and let me Put you back together Writing just to save my life You stretch barelegged across each line What ghost crawled inside my guitar? Don’t move, just stay right where you are I don’t need to look I’d know that voice anywhere Everything hurts but it’s fine (it’s fine) Happens all the time Oh, happens all the time Heavy are you on my mind Heavy are you on my mind Honey While you were ashing in your coffee I was thinking ‘bout telling you What you’ve done to me Honey Pretending like it never happened Come over here and let me Put you back together Maybe some other time then I’ll come back again

    Jealousy and I What am I supposed to say babe I’ll be up all night to tell the truth Would you really have a stranger in your bed Rather than let someone like me take care of you It’s no one’s problem but my own I think I’ve always cared too much I’m suffocating you I know It’s just the only way I know to love Jealousy gets me sometimes But I don’t mind, no I don’t mind Jealousy gets me sometimes But I don’t mind, no I don’t mind ‘Cause Jealousy and I We’re two of a kind And she’s all mine You don’t owe me anything But you’ve got to spell it out for me ‘Cause if you’re saying things that you don’t mean Then you don’t really want me at your feet Jealousy gets me sometimes But I don’t mind, no I don’t mind Jealousy gets me sometimes But I don’t mind, no I don’t mind ‘Cause Jealousy and I We’re two of a kind And she’s all mine I’ll never let her go

    November Baby This skin hangs on me like a lampshade Keeping all my light at bay That night I banged at Winter’s doorstep For just a look at your face Let me in, I said I know someone inside I just haven’t met them yet November, please don’t make me beg Your big sad eyes Your crooked smile Your gapped teeth Your widow’s peak Oh, my November baby Now everywhere I go I see you When I walk and when I sleep I hear you on the tongues of strangers I hang on every word they speak 
I try to be just where you are But Summer takes you far from me So just for now I’ll place an angel Atop an early Christmas tree Your big sad eyes Your crooked smile Your gapped teeth Your widow’s peak Oh, my November baby Oh, my November baby

    When Winter’s Over There are cracks in the wall Giving me only slivers of the sun I remember it all Truths being told as soon as our minds were gone Don’t tell me there’s no way Your mind will change Even the leaves grow weary Of the trees from which they came You can’t hang onto something If it’s gone and lost its color So go find someplace warm I’ll still be here when Winter’s over You always made my head spin More than the whiskey on our lips I just needed thicker skin To help me loosen up my grip Don’t tell me there’s no way Your mind will change Even the leaves grow weary Of the trees from which they came You can’t hang onto something If it’s gone and lost its color So go find someplace warm I’ll still be here when winter’s over Go find someplace warm I’ll still be here when Winter’s over

    Chains This was more than I had bargained for They struck gold and beelined for the door Now I’ll make me o’er from head to floor If I don’t find me soon I won’t be searching anymore ‘Cause I am starving for the truth So feed me something real while I’ve got youth left in my veins I believe I knew it all along But you’re the only one that didn’t try to tell me I was wrong So soon so soon so soon I will run But until then I’ll sit and let you saw, saw away Till my chains are gone Fool me once and I won’t make a sound Fool me twice, there’s shame to go around But I fooled myself for my whole life Let me be the first to say these feet never left the ground And now I’m starving for the truth So feed me something real while I’ve got youth left in my veins I believe I knew it all along But you’re the only one that didn’t try to tell me I was wrong So soon so soon so soon I will run But until then I’ll sit and let you saw, saw away Till my chains are gone Don’t give up on me just yet

    Moon & Back Little baby if you’re reading this You’re probably all grown The way most babies do I’m sure your eyes are still that pretty blue I’m writing to you From 1991 The year I gave you to A momma with a girl and son Please don’t look at this like a hit and run In a breath I felt you leaving like the setting sun Life just thought that I should draw the shortest straw But little baby for a short time I had you to break my fall Your new daddy yeah he loves you too To the moon and back he said When I laid you in his arms And he kissed your soft blonde head Please don’t look at this like a hit and run In a breath I felt you leaving like the setting sun Life just thought that I should draw the shortest straw But little baby for a short time I had you to break my fall Your new family knows I did this all for you Maybe one day you’ll believe it too

    Don’t Run Away, Emilie Empty talk and angry lies Had made a home behind my eyes They told me they were here to stay And I believed them till the day I saw you smile Your kindest eyes were laughing And for the first time This place felt like home Don’t run away, Emilie Please don’t try and get out now Dream of angels, Emilie I need you ‘cause you see me somehow I don’t feel the need today For my usual masquerade I threw away the pedestal I’d rather have what’s real And when I saw you smile Your kindest eyes were laughing And for the first time This place felt like home Don’t run away, Emilie Please don’t try and get out now Dream of angels, Emilie I need you ‘cause you see me somehow I wanna tell you everything I wanna tell you everything I’ll be the truest one you know If you’ll stay awhile

    Come to Terms These lives are so contrived And out of focus But if I can derive some happiness from this Then I’ll have made it out alive ‘Cause people always change But ain’t always changing for the better And just because the two of us Will both grow old in time Don’t mean we should grow old together So I’ll be sure to turn my back On everything you said you’d do I’m gonna come to terms Before I have to Been keeping all my time In my back pocket Taking from it only what I need to be Whoever I’m supposed to be But when I look at you I get so lonely I used to just adore you But now you bore me ‘Cause people always change But ain’t always changing for the better And just because the two of us Will both grow old in time Don’t mean we should grow old together So I’ll be sure to turn my back On everything you said you’d do I’m gonna come to terms Before I have to I’ll never know If looking out the window Is what brings me to my knees Or if it’s what’s inside that’s killing me

    Waterfall The rocks below, they bare their teeth They all conspire to set me free I sip my tea and contemplate All the possibilities Oh waterfall Do you ever think Maybe it’ll all be Better in the morning From way up here It looks so calm Do you ever make it halfway down and think God, I never meant to jump at all The water flings itself From the devil edge so easily It doesn’t hesitate Or wonder if it’s doing the right thing No world-class dancer could compete My head conspires to set me free Oh waterfall Do you ever think Maybe it’ll all be Better in the morning From way up here It looks so calm Do you ever make it halfway down and think God, I never meant to jump at all Nowhere to go but down Nothing to do but drown


    New Skin Lay off me would ya I’m just tryin To take this New skin for a spin Pray for me would ya I’m just nervous Bout my Family filing in Ready to wrap me up Ready to love me In this new skin I’m fillin in Who’s that trying to speak for me? What is it that they claim to be? A child of God much like yourself You will find me right where I fell I am a tired woman In January I will just be Twenty three In Kansas City I was Undressed and bested by an airtight floor Then it said, “By the power in me vested” And wrapped me in this new skin I’m dyin for Who’s that trying to speak for me? What kind of Love do they claim to be? A child of God much like yourself You’ll still find me right where I fell Who’s that trying to speak for me? What kind of Love do they claim to be? A child of God much like yourself You’ll still find me right where I fell The darkness fears What darkness knows But if you’ve never known the darkness Then you’re the one who fears the most The darkness fears What darkness knows But if you’ve never known the darkness Then you’re the one who fears the most The darkness fears What darkness knows But if you’ve never known the darkness Then you’re the one who fears the most But if you do not know the darkness Then you’re the one who fears the most But if you do not know the darkness Then you’re the one I fear the most

    The Harshest Light Get in line, take your time It’s a lot to decide Tell me, how much truth Would you like to buy? Chew and swallow it good Coffee to chase the mirror down Lost, I was not ready For what I found It was all in my mind And my body was fine But try as I might I could not hide And my eyes were wide And I stepped into the harshest light Rows of red and ill fame All alone with my brain Just a misguided woman In Amsterdam Yahweh said eat of my body And you will see But eat of that tree And you will be free of me It was all in my mind And my body was fine But try as I might I could not hide And my eyes were wide And I stepped into the harshest light