LYRICS

See You Again

You lit my cigarette

You stole my lighter

You overserved me

And then you cut  me off

You said you loved me

You called a cab for me

But I know I’ll never see you again


You brought me ice cream’

You brought me cocaine

You took me dancin

And you slept with my friends

You said you loved me 

You held my hair back

But I know I’ll never see you again


I know you’ve gone my love

And I know you’re not comin back

But I don’t know why everything dies

I wish I could go back

I wish you would come back to me

Cause I made you breakfast’

When I wasn’t hungry

I walked your dogs

And I scratched your guitars

I said I loved you’

I betrayed my best friend for you

And I know I’ll never see you again


You sent me postcards

But you burned my letters

You took my pride

But you sang me a song

You really loved me

You still buy the whisky

But I know you never saw me again

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Kathryn Koch/David Nanni

There is a land where all the warring tribes would meet

Hot Springs Arkansas she found an empty seat down at the bar

and wondered why she’d ever come this far


There was a van and it was packed and headed south

there was a chance that he might keep his foolish mouth shut for just one day

let the miles tear the memories away

His shoulders burn with the weight of the load

all his possessions by the side of the road

he’ll carry on with just his heart in tow

and breathe a little easier

breathe a little easier

There was a girl standing in a parking lot

there was a time when she would not be caught dead in a place like this

or even know that such a place might exist


Just off the highway looking for a place to park

he saw a sign that said Church of the Burning Heart and he was saved

and Hot Springs only 40 miles away


Your shoulders burn with the weight of the load

all your possessions by the side of the road

You’ll carry on with just your heart in tow

and breathe a little easier

breathe a little easier


This is a story now that only two can tell

This key fits the lock at the Austin Arms motel room 105

use it only if you’re sure you’re still alive


Nobody comes here now to seek a lasting peace

she sits and contemplates, her gaze fixed to the east and thinks aloud

“Bartender, can I get another round”


My shoulders burn with the weight of the load

all my possessions by the side of the road

I’ll carry on with just my heart in tow

and breathe a little easier

breathe a little easier


There is a land where all the warring tribes would meet

Hot Springs Arkansas she found an empty seat down at the bar

and wondered why she’d ever come this far

The Single Girl

I am the single girl

The “He’ll never marry you” girl

The one who is gone long before dawn

I am the single girl


I am the single girl

A drink and a smile kind of girl

And I never cry, ‘cause nobody likes

The tears of a single girl


Once loved me a gypsy

And I followed him willing

Until far from my home I found myself alone

Alone with the single girl


So don’t tell me what I want

You don’t know what I need

I’ve known you and your kind long enough

To know you can’t get inside of me


Lonely brought us together

But lonely don’t last forever

Someday soon you’ll be fine and move on with your life

Without the single girl


Don’t tell me what I want

You don’t know what I need

The only voice that matters now

Is the voice in me


Yes I am your single girl

The despite-everything- I- love- you girl

And I’ll be alright, I chose my life

I am the single girl

And it’d be alright if you stay the night

Here with your single girl

Good For You

I’m good for you

I’m so good for you

I’m the one who longs for you

Who sees no wrong in you

And for all I take from you it’s obvious

I’m good for you


I’m right for you

I’m up every night for you

My house is burning down

While I wait for you to come around

No complaint, without a frown

I’m so good for you


Don’t even hesitate

You know it’s not too late

4 o’clock is early love

When I been without my love

Come on baby, let me kiss your face


I’m good for you

There is no other who

Would tell you it’s okay

To be treated this a-way

But you know I’ll stay

Cause I’m good for you

Just admit it

Let me have this

I’m so good for you

Pen and Ink

Why can’t I be allowed to love you?

Why can’t I be cool water on your hot summer day?

Why can’t I be your Saturday night on Tuesday?

Why don’t you love me always?


Why can’t you see your lips are supposed to kiss me?

Why can’t you see your hands are supposed to caress me?

Why do you lie when you’re lying beside me?

Why don't you love me always?


Take this, I want you to

Let me break this, cause I know you want it too

Let me write the story all over your body


I’m pen, I’m ink, I’m everything baby

I’m pen, I’m ink

I’m all of that baby, yes I am


I wonder whatever happened to JJ

I wonder what became of Frank and Billy

And I wonder of all my loves unrequited

Why don’t you love me always?


Take this, I want you to

Let me break this, cause I know you want me to

Let me write the story all over your body


I’m pen, I’m ink, I’m everything baby

I’m pen, I’m ink

I’m all of that baby, yes I am

Anyway

Time is gettin older

Everything once new is over

And I’m just the same as ever 

When you look at me

And even though we keep on talkin

You don’t tell me what you’re thinkin

I don’t let you know my secrets

And you never ask

But you don’t need to know

You don’t need to hear the words that I never say

I love you anyway


We become concrete then disappear

I still hear your words hot on my ear

And the smell of you on my skin

It was never just about one night

It was weeks and months and years

Of a certain smile

A certain way you avert your eyes

But i don’t need to know 

I don’t need to hear the words that you never say

You love me anyway


I concentrate on little things

Like fingertips and anything

Besides your lips

You don’t need to breathe another word

I don’t know just what you’ve heard

But I’ve moved on

From all the things that we never said 

And we’ll never say again

I love you  I love you


Time is getting older

Everything once new is over

But I’m just the same as ever

When you look at me

And I’m so glad to be alone 

I’m so much better on my own

Yet I still want you to know

Even if you don't 

Need to hear the words that I never say

I love you anyway

I’ll always love you anyway

Strength to Run

I turned 34 that year in Nashville

I was livin but I was dead inside

There was a man who loved me and another man who absolutely did not love me

But if there was a difference

I didn’t really care


So I cut all ties and drank til I was lying down

Rockin back and forth

Trying to find something

I tried every night

As if the honky tonks on Broadway could ever care

I know the girls there, I was one of them

And they don’t give a damn

But they look good doin it don’t they

I was jealous of their easy ways and make believe

I know now that I was barely hangin on

But back then I could not believe that anything could ever change


I turned 39 last year in Buffalo

With a man who loves me

There’s no other man there’s just the ghost

But Buffalo is just like Nashville

I’m still all alone

Wishing I had not done wrong

Because I did you wrong

Deliberately, cruelly

And then I kicked you out like you were nothin but an afterthought

I’ve got no hope that there’s still time

But I want a chance

To admit my crimes

I still love you but you’re no longer real

And I’m not real to you

I’m just something that you suffered through

And when you left

On that very last day

I wanted to chase you down

Wanted to make you stay

But in the end

When all is said and done

I'm so grateful that you finally had the strength to run

Cause time means nothing

And time… it lies.

The Question

When I think about what’s changed I’m amazed

Even water doesn’t taste the same

The way I used to need ice cubes 

I used to have to have a glass on the nightstand

Yeah I was always thirsty when you were my man


And when I look around now I’m astounded

By the very walls and the carpet

By the way the paintings tell a story

Of what we were never saying

In all the songs we were playing


I know you were never really mine

You were temporary bliss

In a sea of ambivalence

Not an answer but a question

Despite your best intention

My love my love


When I cry it’s a relief cause you can’t see it

You can’t accuse me of manipulation

When i cry it’s only mine and it’s beautiful

To finally stop hiding

When I cry I secretly like it


But I know that we were not a lie

Baby we tried

But then you walked off with my life

Invading me every night

I’m amazed I could deny it


Darlin don’t you know I like the loneliness

It’s temporary sanity

In a life of instability

It’s the answer to the question

Despite my best intentions

My love my love


The greatest lie is false affection

I don’t want that

I don’t want to be that

Your greatest lie was false affection

I don’t want that 

I don’t want to be that


I know you were never really mine

You were temporary bliss

In a sea of ambivalence

It’s the answer to the question 

Despite our best intentions

My love my love my love

Saint Augustine

I found out through a glowing screen one Sunday night

I thought that I had lost you years ago

But it turns out you can keep losing


Even in the worst times you were still a blanket

A defense against the cruelty the frailty the disbelief


Saint Augustine, protect me

I don’t know how to pray, if it’s you that I’m praying to.

Saint Augustine, you’ve let me down for the last time


I was so afraid what I might find there without you

and I found you everywhere

I folded up the letter that I wrote over and over

And I buried it but nothing stays buried


Saint Augustine, protect me

I don’t know how to pray, if it’s you that I’m praying to.

Saint Augustine, you’ve let me down for the last time

You Crush Me

I’ve tossed and I’ve turned for you

And I’ve crashed and I've burned for you

And I’ve risked so much for you

Just to end up alone


I gave it all away 

So much in so many ways

And yet here I stand today

Wishing you loved me too


And it means so much

You crush me cause I’m so in love with you


I loved you like I would die

Years later I’m still alive

And no matter how I try

I know nothing will change


You say that you feel the same 

But it feels like a game you play

You know how to keep me hangin on

Til I feel like a fool


And it means so much

You crush me cause I’m so in love with you


And I’ve never been broken but I know what it looks like

I saw your face that night, baby

And the damage I do to myself for you


And you’ll never say, across a crowded room,

“That’s my girl, isn’t she beautiful”

You’ll never drive all night, you’ll never sacrifice

I don’t want to but I’ve got to let you go


Despite what I feel for you

I’ve just got to get over you

I know I’m not the one for you

And you’ll never be my man

And it means so much

You crush me cause I’m so in love with you

Little Birdie

Little Birdie, Little Birdie

Why don’t you sing, why don’t you fly?

From Niagara, gone down Main Street

The last sweet song will pass you by


The Niagara, she is mighty

As the Mississippi’s wide

How I miss those icy waters

Singing like a lullaby


Little Birdie, Little Birdie

Why don’t you sing, why don’t you fly?

From Niagara, gone down Main Street

The last sweet song will pass you by


Crystal winter, trees of silver

Along the banks that saved my life

My own river, lost in stillness

Will you see another summertime?


The last songs of birds in autumn

They fly along the river gorge

And I wonder, will they sing to me

When I reach the other shore?


Little Birdie, Little Birdie

Why don’t you sing, why don’t you fly?

From Niagara, gone down Main Street

The last sweet song will pass you by

The last sweet song will pass you by