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"There Is No Enemy" (2009)

Aisle 13 Lyrics – Built to Spill

Know what good you've done
Seem like on just a whim
No one can be on
All sides at once

Every day something strange
I can't explain happens to me
Often I am called by name
To clean up aisle 13

No one knows 'cause no one wants to
Know what they might find
No one sees 'cause no one wants to
See what's in their mind

Don't be all so afraid
Everyone has weird dreams
One day I'll come home to find you
Covered with ants 'cause you're so sweet

No one knows 'cause no one wants to
Know what they might find
No one sees 'cause no one wants to
See what's in their mind

Hindsight Lyrics – Built to Spill

Hindsight's giving me
Too much memory
There's too much never seen
But it's always there 'cause it's everywhere

Taking my own advice
Worked out for me nice
But now I come to find
The tricks we play with human brains

They don't want to think about the other side
Is that grass just greener 'cause it's fake?
'Cause that's all that we've been told since we were five years old
Is that all we'll ever know?

Hindsight brings me down
It keeps me on the ground
And though I'm never proud
I wouldn't dare if you weren't there

The thing with getting up
Feelings like giving up
Feels like not enough
You eat a crumb and waste a loaf

They don't want to talk about the other side
Where the grass was greener than they said
'Cause this doesn't bring to mind what I'd expect to find
They must be colorblind

What about Canada?
What about Canada?
This paradise
Of pines and ice

Morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping
Bad into ideas was no surprise
We'll wait 'till the wild has rights, then never lock doors at night
And kiss all those wars goodbye

Nowhere Lullaby Lyrics – Built to Spill

Well, the stakes of the game seemed fine
'Till you lost after this time
Has to make you cry
But you don't and you don't know why

Trying not to solve this
Doesn't mean it's not that bad

And everyone gets through the night
And everyone wakes up alright
And the fear you feel will pass
Then a calmness that will last

We will learn to drift off fast

Another nowhere lullaby
You can rest or you can try
And this waste, it shines in every way
Yeah, this waste, it shines in every way

You make me laugh every single day
And you hardly make me cry
Made fifteen years fly by
Still here and I don't know why

Has it been that long?
Where's the time and the table gone?

Hope it's longer than that now
Don't forget we don't know how
And everyone gets feeling down
Everybody understands

We're all doing what we can

Another nowhere lullaby
You can rest or you can try
And this waste, it shines in every way
Yeah, this waste, it shines in every way

Good Ol' Boredom Lyrics – Built to Spill

Break out the water
Kinda celebrate
Welcome back good old boredom
Not so bad seems great

It's nice that it's not that exciting
After all we've been through
When nothing hurts and no one's dying
Most my dreams have come true

And all we see are wrongs to right
They're everywhere, everywhere
The truth is rolling out of sight
And out of mind, out of mind

And all we want is anything
That'll take our minds
Off this nonstop anxiety
For a time

Inside my mind incessant chatter
When will these brain cells cut me some slack?
Maybe I'm not smart enough to think of things to think about that matter
Or afraid that once you think some things, there's no going back

Life's A Dream Lyrics – Built to Spill

Miles 'till dawn
But it feels so dark 'till then
Drowns you out
But you can't be too certain

Common wants
Only fill me up with need
Everybody
In this world is just like me

So I row on

Sounds like fear
Thinking there might be a cure
Waste your life
But you don't know what it's worth

Comb your mind
For all the treasures of this earth
Too close to find
Anything outside yourself

So I row on

Life ain't nothing
But a dream
Realistic
As it seems

Destiny's vulgar
So I might as well resist
Out of the darkness
And all the secrets still exist

Finally decided
And by decide, I mean accept
I don't need all those
Other chances I won't get

So I row on

Life ain't nothing
But a dream
Realistic
As it seems

Oh Yeah Lyrics – Built to Spill

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah

And if god does exist
I am sure he will forgive
Me for doubting for he'd see
How unlikely he himself seems

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah

Pat Lyrics – Built to Spill

Pat, we need your brains back
Pat, we need your fire and your imagination
Pat, we know you fucked up
But we don't care you fucked up, everybody's fucked up

Thought I heard your voice the other night
And sure enough, it came from you
Thought I'd be surprised that you weren't dead
But all I was was glad

Just sitting by your bed
And talking to your head
And hearing what you said
As if you'd never left

Can't you see yourself yet, can't you see through our eyes?
Can't you see the truth?
Nothing's worse than ever, falling in a dream's where
We can see each other

Saw you the other night
Have to say something wasn't right
Of course, but I didn't mind
'Cause seeing you being all alive

Just walking in the room made me so relieved
Like everything was fine and you had never died
Or second-guessed your mind or gave up on our trust
Thought you'd gone too far for us to take you back
But distances like that, Pat, don't exist in fact

Done Lyrics – Built to Spill

Loneliness is getting hard to perceive
Seems it never comes or it never leaves
Every day we step into some deceit
This should bring the ill-defined to their feet

It's forgiven, it's all for you
All your problems will come true
Said it once, I'll say it once again
This won't make you happy

All I want is you to make up your mind
To come on down and linger here for a while
All I know is what I wanted to say
Disappeared and has yet to be replaced

It's forgiven, it's for you
All your problems will come true
It's already done, it's already done
It's already done

Planting Seeds Lyrics – Built to Spill

I'd hand it to time
If I knew where the time had gone
The connoisseurs were wrong
And so was everyone else

I know what they're saying
'Cause that's all they talk about
Just need to figure out
Some shit for myself

And just because it's obvious
Doesn't mean it's even true
Heard it all and I believe that we deserve another
Point of view

We can make it if we try
And if we don't, it's gonna still be alright
'Cause our minds are still alive
And we can decide what's right

Make up your mind
Make up your own mythology
Afraid of finding me
And of defining you

Take what you want
But you won't want it where you're at
I know this for a fact
Just because it's so true

The first place my mind goes
Is where I never want it to
Like where it hurts the most of all
The stupid shit I say and do

We can make it if we try
And if we don't, it's gonna still be alright
'Cause our minds are still alive
And we can decide what's right

Telling me thousands of times what's next to want
Just doing their job but you know that's a dirty job
Can't stand this game, still we're bullied to play along
When bullies grow up, they get meaner, yeah, they really get it down

They think that they get it
But they always get it wrong
They'll play your favorite song
Just to sell shit to you

I've heard that they'll sell anything
And I think they might
I think Bill Hicks was right
About what they should do

And just because you love something doesn't mean it's yours to buy
Been selling it so long that no one even knows the reason why
You've been messing with our minds
Getting rich wasting our time

Things Fall Apart Lyrics – Built to Spill

Came into the darkness from out of the blue
I don't know much but I know what to do
Froze in my mind, I believed it so long
Alright, I'll admit I was wrong

Stay out of my nightmares, stay out of my dreams
You're not even welcome in my memories
When things are alright and I want what I've got
It's only momentarily thought

Fade out, fade out
Fade out, fade out
Fade out, fade out
Fade out, fade out

If no one thinks of no one
Then no one believes in no one
And no one fucks with no one
When no one's afraid of no one

We've all seen enough, now it's time to decide
The meekness of love or the power of pride
It doesn't matter if you're good or smart
Goddamn it, things fall apart

Let's go for a walk, yeah, let's go for a drive
Don't know how to say thanks for being alive
Let's go for a lifetime, let's go for a fling
Don't know how to say anything

Tomorrow Lyrics – Built to Spill

Waiting for our answers
This cancer's common as sand
What happens here stays here
'Cause no one anywhere else gives a damn

All said and done, who's gonna bother remembering?
All dead and gone

Like anyone assuming
They know what makes us tick
I was just as wrong as I could be
Only knowing that explained a lot

The more you have to live for
The more you love your life
The harder it will be for you to die
And we all want living and dying easy

Feels like eternity but it's just one lifetime
How can a love that unforbidden be so strong?
There's something wrong with me
I try to forget

I try to forget
But my memory won't fail me now

It's wonderful and scary
Knowing what's alive
A tree, a rock, a turtle or a thought
That's what makes me want to never die

At least we have tomorrow
If we have tomorrow
Tomorrow's just a day beyond today
If tomorrow comes tomorrow

Feels like eternity but it's just one lifetime
How can a love that unforbidden be so strong?
There's something wrong with me
I try to forget

I try to forget

"You In Reverse" (2006)

Traces Lyrics – Built to Spill

Daylight can never really hide what's alive
I know it's hard sometimes
For you to tell where you end
And where the world begins

You do your best to avoid assimilation
Guess that's the best you can do
And all the parts of it that matter change
All traces disintegrate

At night
My mind gets on this
Train of thought
And can't get back off

And when you know
How few things there are worth knowing
I suppose
Anyone who tries could forget

Responding now
To trains that crash before you
Never thought
Crashing could happen to you

And all the parts of it that matter change
All traces disintegrate

Goin' Against Your Mind Lyrics – Built to Spill

People think when you don't understand
What it takes to wanna be a man
I don't care much for that
I don't know why

Just a fight or just a waste of time
Hiding things that no one wants to find
I don't know much of that
I don't care why

Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind

Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind

When I was a kid I saw a light
Floating high above the trees one night
Thought it was an alien
Turned out to be just god

If you're not sure who not to believe
Who has better reasons to deceive?
They're really good at that
That's all they do

Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind

Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind
Goin' against your mind, goin' against your mind

And we won't share
No, we won't share
And we won't share
No, we won't share

Liar Lyrics – Built to Spill

I wouldn't be a liar
No, I wouldn't be a liar
If I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

When things are all you think of
And plans are all you make
And thoughts are all you dream of
Your falls are all you take

Look out, the world's destroying you
Relax, it isn't fair
Mother nature's disposition
She don't mind, she don't care

She don't mind, she don't care

I wouldn't be a liar
No, I wouldn't be a liar
If I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

Passing over, passions pour
Passing everything

I would only be a liar
No, I would only be a liar
If I told you that

It takes up all of your life
These decisions you make
It takes up all of a day
Making them all

Well, outside on the patio
The piano's weeping too
Forget about it all for a little while
She don't mind, she don't care

She don't mind, she don't care
She don't mind, she don't care

And I wouldn't be a liar
No, I wouldn't be a liar
If I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

You see, it seems minor to me
You see, it seems minor to me
You see, it seems minor to me
You see, it seems minor

Saturday Lyrics – Built to Spill

You waited for Saturday
And waited for my birthday
And most of us probably
Expect even less than that

And I'm glad
You're not like us
And by us
I mean everyone in the world who isn't you

All this time I thought was mine
Your proximity made
When boredom comes, it won't be long
Before I sing to you

There's nothing you can do
There's nothing you can say
To make my problems go away
Or to make me do the same

From the outside
My dealings
Pour me outside
Bottled feeling

For a mountain
Marbled ceiling
Commence the healing

Wherever You Go Lyrics – Built to Spill

Murals make it right, well, how can that explain?
Nobody can tell what the hell they're even saying
No one sees it's easier to change
No one sleeps and no one stays awake
No one complains

And I'll find wherever you go
And I'll help with things you don't know
And I'll get you out of the show
And I'll find wherever you go

It's things you have to give and never come around
There's opportunity to tread instead of drown
Remarks will make the living settle down
They call them markets instead of towns
They like how it sounds

Most of us are wrong
Most of us agree
Must have been the wrong
Message we received

If you gotta choose, I've gotta change
And if you've got the truth, I've gotta trade
And if you've got a feud, I've got a fade
My heart will wear you out

Yeah, my heart will wear you down
Yeah, my heart will wear you down
Yeah, my heart will wear you down

Conventional Wisdom Lyrics – Built to Spill

Sometimes life surprises
'Cause you'd never expect it to be that
Dangerous disguises
That you never expect to see

Some things never change
Nothing's gonna change that
Some things you can't explain
Like why we're all embracing conventional wisdom in a world that's just so unconventional

Made you turn around
But you never expected to see that
That's what makes that sound
That you never expect to hear

Some things never change
Some things wanna change that
Some things you can't explain
Like why we're all embracing conventional wisdom in a world thats just so unconventional

They don't know they're wrong
But you know that they never can see that
That's what makes them strong
That they know that we'll never see

Gone Lyrics – Built to Spill

Hey, where were you today?
How did you escape?
The way no one gets away
'Cause no one's gone

Fate guided me to hate
Invited me to take the bait
Realized too late
That I was gone

Say, how can you explain
Person to the pain
And then sickness to the sane?
But it's all gone

Most of us get riled up
Justify the lies that we believe
Not enough to disbelieve them

I've been thinking you've been treating
Situations seemingly unkind
Stockade seems to still be working

Change of heart
Save yourself
So damn long

I get ashamed
So much sound
I kiss the ground

Mess With Time Lyrics – Built to Spill

Come on
Whats to decide?
Reveal your life
Mostly with lies

Review
What you have done
I know it's gone
Back to its sun

Finally
Something to say
Back to their lies
Not to their face

Where to
Go for your life
Back to your fire
But you don't try

Well, oh well, your mind
Still a mess with time
How can you unwind
When my hands are tied?

Just A Habit Lyrics – Built to Spill

He's more farce than father
He's more of a dog than dogs are
It depends, we're just dots and commas
I'd still say you got one on us

There's no reason for it
Don't despise it and don't adore it
It's just a habit
It's just a habit I formed

This one's a super sonic
This one's got too much on it
This one's a freak
This one's for free

There's no reason for it
Don't despise and don't adore it
It's just a habit
It's just a habit

"Ancient Melodies Of The Future" (2001)

The Wait Lyrics – Built to Spill

You wait
You wait
You wait for summer
Then you wait for rain

You wait
You wait
You wait for darkness
Then you wait for day

Yeah, you wait
You wait, you wait
And she says patience, darling
Patience, patience, it will come

You wait
You wait
You wait for August
Then you wait for May

You wait
You wait
You wait to get up
Then you wait to play

You wait
You wait
You wait for something
That'll make the waiting worth the wait

You wait
You wait
And she says patience, darling
Patience, patience, it will come

Strange Lyrics – Built to Spill

This strange plan is random at best
This strange, how much more can I take?
This strange change in atmosphere
And in gravity too, and its severity

This strange day is almost over
Just started to get sick of it

And it's strange but not all that strange
That it's strange, but what's so strange about that?
Yeah, it's strange, but why is that strange?
That it's strange, but oh well

This strange plan is random at best
This strange, how much more can I take?
This strange sound you said I said
You're not listening, or I'm not saying it right

This strange war of promises
Let's call us a truce and call it the truth

And it's strange, but not all that strange
Yeah, it's strange, but what's so strange about that?
Yeah, it's strange, but what isn't strange?
Yeah, it's strange, but oh well

The Host Lyrics – Built to Spill

They never feel
They don't even seem real
They never try
So why should I?

Something is wrong
Something invisible is gone
They never mind
So why should I?

Don't you get hurt?
Don't you ever need a cure?
Don't you get tired?
And why and why?

After awhile
After neither one arrives
They wont decide
So why should I?

When they hand it over, give it all away
Well, how can you explain?
When they hand it over, no one gets their way
No one gets their blame

Don't you get tired
Of everyone that you admire?
They'll never die
So why should I?

Something is wrong
Something invisible is gone
They never mind
So why should I?

When they hand it over, give it all away
Well, how can you explain?
When they hand it over, no one gets away
No one gets the blame

In Your Mind Lyrics – Built to Spill

The symptoms of our getting older
The problems that say we don't mind
That most of us never get over
The memories mingled with lies

Coincidence gave a confession
That no one's allowed to forget
I don't wanna give the impression
That predestination is set

The distance will increase the danger
Where certainty's never enjoyed
Regarded as equal yet stranger
Embark, then embrace, then destroy

Observing the process will change it
And afterwards even if you
Subconsciously rearrange it
It doesn't seem any less true

Remnants of thought disappearing
And even transcending concern
Disturbing but somehow endearing
Conditioned to never unlearn

And no one can tell me to listen
And no one can tell me what's right
'Cause nobody has my permission
And no one can see in your mind

In your mind
In your mind
In your mind

When magnifications explore
There slowly emerges a pattern
The details you normally ignore
You notice really what matters

There isn't a time or a place
Only an ebb and a flowing
A permanent repeating space
Occurring, connecting, and growing

And no one can tell me to listen
And no one can tell me what's right
'Cause nobody has my permission
And no one can see in your mind

In your mind
In your mind
In your mind

Alarmed Lyrics – Built to Spill

In the hurry of the past
I forgot to make it last
Simple choices made too fast
By a dye I didn't cast

I'm alarmed and I can't help from
Crashing onto this island we've become
Words for fighting, words for fun
They've all melted into one

On the tip of every tongue
Like the new name for the sun
I'm alarmed and I can't recover from
Crashing onto this island we've become

Alright now, don't decide about that now
Oh, how can you blame the only one?
Ever stay, ever stay, ever stayed around, and you would
Never say, never say all the harm's been done

And you were all so gone, oh so long, so long
Did you make it all wrong, so wrong?
Did you wait oh, so long, so long?
Did you take it all wrong, so wrong?

Trimmed And Burning Lyrics – Built to Spill

Take it on and take it over
Take in as much as you can see
I can almost think about it, but
I cant arrange for you to see

Didn't know what I'm afraid of
I had to learn it from a dream
There's a light that never goes out
Burning a hole inside of me

Keep your lamps all trimmed and burning
Might be alarmed with what you see
I've agreed to always love you
But never enough to set you free

Happiness Lyrics – Built to Spill

Haven't had a half a hand
It's half of what I am
Haven't heard of half the things
That happened in the past

Haven't given half the time to half the people
Half the things I've planned
You don't have to be so cruel
'Cause all I do is a little less than what I can

Happiness will only
Happen when it can
Happiness will only
Happen when it can

Haven't had the half of mind to stay
And start to take a stand
Haven't held on half as long as I had hoped
As I had hoped to plan

Happiness, half the shit they said I had
In half didn't have a chance
You don't have to be so cruel
'Cause all I do is a little less than what I can

Happiness will only
Happen when it can
Happiness will only
Happen when it can

Happiness will only
Happen when it can
Happiness will only
Happen when it can

Don't Try Lyrics – Built to Spill

Your lie last night
You make time alright
Well, I might look twice
But don't try their kind

No, don't try their kind
They might seem fine
You're like sunshine
Inside, all mine

And everyone goes on and on
And everyone goes on and on
Everyone goes on and on

Everyone goes on and on
Everyone goes on and on
Everyone goes on and on
Everyone goes on and on

Your lie last night
You make time alright
I might look twice
But don't try their kind

You Are Lyrics – Built to Spill

Everybody
Everybody
Everybody
Everybody

Everybody know
Everybody know
Everybody know
Everybody know

That you
That you
That you
That you are

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss Lyrics – Built to Spill

I know you're making
Accidents and stars for everyone
You're amazing
Half of them won't know until you're gone

And in this ritual
You take command and lose control
And in this situation
Find an ocean, sell your soul

Fly around my pretty little miss
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?

And when it's over
Set aside a moment to forget
It's now or never
Now's the chance to choose what you'll regret

To taking all your time
And leaving me with more than I want
Because I know this time
Absolutely, positively

Maybe, maybe
Maybe, maybe
Maybe, maybe
Maybe

Fly around my pretty little miss
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?

And all the signs of your life
You're making all time alright
And all the lines of your life
You make it fine

And when it's later
Open up your window just in case
You're a radar
Built to scan the deeps of outer space

And if you recognize
Subtle patterns in the sky
Don't take it as a sign
Unless it eases your mind

Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?
Why don't you fly around my pretty little miss?

The Weather Lyrics – Built to Spill

Do you want it to be outside in the cool night
Where the stars gravitate toward you?
Do you want it to be outside in the cool night
Where the fog wraps itself around you?

Do you want it to be outside in the sunshine
Where the clouds take their places for you?

And the wind and snow and the rain that blows
None of those would matter much without you
And as long as it's talking with you
Talk of the weather will do

Do you want it to be outside in the cool night
Where the stars gravitate toward you?
Do you want it to be outside in the sunshine
Where the song repeats itself inside you?

And the wind and snow and the rain that blows
None of those would matter much without you

Nobody's hoping for better days
No one knows what to do
You're okay in your secret ways
No one bothering you

It might save time if I meet you there
But I don't care, I'd rather wait for you

And no one's home and the weather's fine
I'd rather wait for you
Where no one's home and the weather's fine
I'd rather wait for you

"Keep It Like A Secret" (1999)

The Plan Lyrics – Built to Spill

The plan keeps coming up again
The plan means nothing stays the same
But the plan won't accomplish anything
If it's not implemented

Like it's always been
And it makes me think of everyone
And the cause of this is evident
But the remedy cannot be found
'Cause it's so well hidden

Center Of The Universe Lyrics – Built to Spill

I heard what I said to you
And it was so out of sync
With the way I wanted to
Make myself out to seem

I don't like this air
But that doesn't mean I'll stop breathing it
Who doesn't think they're at
The center of the universe, being it

Don't look now
Just keep watching the TV
Hating what's to see
Waiting for someone to say something that's right

I heard what I said to you
Thought it was all understood
But I wasn't getting through
I'd go on if I could

I don't like this air
But that doesn't mean I'll stop breathing it
Who doesn't think they're at
The center of the universe, being it

Don't look now
Just keep watching the TV
Hating what's to see
Waiting for someone to say something that's right

Carry The Zero Lyrics – Built to Spill

I'm not knocking your want to carry that home
Took it with you when you moved and got it broke
Found the pieces, we counted them all alone
Didn't add up, forgot to carry a zero

I can't be your apologist very long
I'm surprised that you'd want to carry that on
Count your blemishes, you can't, they're all gone
I can't see your response putting them back on

Like they're waiting for your guard to fall
So they can see it all and you're so
Occupied with what other persons are
Occupied with, and vice versa

And you've become what you thought was dumb
A fraction of the sum
Yeah, you've become, yeah, you have become
A fraction of the sum, the middle and the front

And now it's coming back
Hasn't it come too far?
I was trying to help, but
I guess I pushed too hard

Now we can't even touch it
Afraid it'll fall apart

Sidewalk Lyrics – Built to Spill

Come on, break it up
It's gone on long enough
What has it changed for you?
What has it changed for you?

The tubes tag along
The radar's got it wrong
What hasn't changed for you
What hasn't changed for you

Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Waiting for you
Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Can it wait for you?

Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Can it wait for you?
Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Can it wait for you?

Come on, break it up
It's gone on long enough
What has it changed for you?
What has it changed for you?

The tubes tag along
The radar's got it wrong
What hasn't changed for you
What hasn't changed for you

Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Waiting for you
Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Can it wait for you?

Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Can it wait for you?
Can you wait for the sidewalk?
Can it wait for you?

Bad Light Lyrics – Built to Spill

Never forever, what I think is true
Never forever, what I hope to do
Never forever, what I got from you
Never forever

Never forever, what I think is true
Never forever, what I hope to do
Never forever, what I got from you
Never forever

And all that sun makes so much shine
How this is done, like so much science
Can't be explained through common sense
Takes a firm background in remembering

And it takes some math
And there's so much more
It's so hard to read in bad light
It's so hard to see in bad light

It's so hard to see in bad light

Time Trap Lyrics – Built to Spill

It's barely yours on loan
What you think you own
The place that you call home
The ideas in your bones

In your bones

This would still feel dumb
Back where you're from
Do you, do you want to change your mind?
Do you want to change your mind?

'Cause you could never know that
In a time trap, in a time trap

Guess that's all fair now because
Guess that's all there ever was
Grey and sprawling
Save your crawling

'Cause you could never know that
In a time trap, in a time trap

Do you want to save your life?
Do you want to save your life?

'Cause you could never know that
In a time trap, in a time trap

Else Lyrics – Built to Spill

Finally I don't mind
Worthless tries at finding something else
Best not talk too loud
You're not as smart as you require of them

Your body breaks
Your needs consume you forever
And with this lies
The need to be here together

Funny thing with blood
You try to stand but neither leg's awake
Just this side of love
Is where you'll find the confidence not to continue

Your body breaks
Your needs consume you forever
And with this lies
The need to be here together

You Were Right Lyrics – Built to Spill

You were wrong when you said
Everything's gonna be alright
Yeah, you were wrong when you said
Everything's gonna be alright

You were right when you said all that glitters isn't gold
You were right when you said all we are is dust in the wind
You were right when you said we're all just bricks in the wall
And when you said manic depression's a frustrated mess

You were wrong when you said
Everything's gonna be alright
Yeah, you were wrong when you said
Everything's gonna be alright

You were right when you said you can't always get what you want
You were right when you said it's a hard rain's gonna fall
You were right when you said we're still running against the wind
Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone

You were right when you said this is the end

Do you ever think about it?
Do you ever think about it?
Do you ever think about it?
Do you ever think about it?

Temporarily Blind Lyrics – Built to Spill

Bet you can't tell I'm temporarily blind
And how much more can I get sunburned?
How much more can I get sunburned?
Bet you can't tell I'm temporarily blind

Isn't everyone?
Isn't everyone?
Isn't everyone?
Isn't everyone?

Isn't everyone?
Isn't everyone?
Isn't everyone?
Isn't everyone?

The thought of you waiting for someone
Turn your back on this hating, turn your back on this hating
Before I forget it took so long
Turn your back on this waiting, turn your back on this waiting

I need to know where you're coming from
Turn your back on their framing, turn your back on their framing
Who history doesn't teach, it makes numb
Turn your back on their taming, turn your back on their taming

Yeah, they might let let you say it
But it'd take all day to explain it

Broken Chairs Lyrics – Built to Spill

Broken chairs your body conforms to
Out beyond the quieted garden
You can bring the man form into trust
Through the holes in my everydayness

Lends sustenance where starvation's necessary
'Cause my head's a dictionary
Of long spring days and the speech of crows
Who themselves are mirrors of apprehension in the fallen sun

Where starvation's necessary
'Cause my head's a dictionary
Of long spring days and the speech of crows
Who themselves are mirrors of apprehension in the fallen sun

Who themselves are mirrors of apprehension in the fallen sun

Well, alright
You can make it stay
Well, alright
Well, alright

Well, alright
You can make it stay
Well, alright
Alright

Alright
Well, alright
Alright
Alright

"Perfect From Now On" (1997)

Randy Described Eternity Lyrics – Built to Spill

Every thousand years
This metal sphere
Ten times the size of Jupiter
Flies just a few yards past the Earth

You climb on your roof
And take a swipe at it
With a single feather
Did it once every thousand years

Until you've worn it down
To the size of a pea
Yeah, I'd say that's a long time
But it's only half a blink in the place we're going to be

Where you going to be?
Where will you spend eternity?
I'm gonna to be perfect from now on
I'm gonna to be perfect starting now

Stop making that sound, stop making that sound
I will say I forgot it
It was only yesterday
And that's all you had to say

I Would Hurt A Fly Lyrics – Built to Spill

I can't get that sound you make out of my head
I can't even figure out what's making it
No one else around even seems to be noticing
It's only small enough for me

I can't get that sound you make out of my head
I can't even figure out what's making it
It feels like fingernails across the moon
Or do you rub your wings together?

There's a mean bone in my body
It's connected to the problems that I won't take for an answer
And I won't take that from you
Because I'd hurt a fly

Let you go to sleep
Feeling bad as me
Let you go to sleep
Feeling bad

There's a mean bone in my body
It's connected to the problems that I won't take for an answer
And I won't take that from you
Because I'd hurt a fly

Stop The Show Lyrics – Built to Spill

You don't tell me anything
It's not a dream, it's not a big lie
You're not going anywhere
You don't care, you think thats fine

You don't owe me anything
The offering is already mine
Your best friend is everywhere
They don't care, they think you're slime

You don't even know
What it means to
Take your own advice and then
Expect me to look surprised

After a while you know the style and that's enough to know they suck
And when you know to stop the show because you know they know
I know it's sad but don't feel bad, they knew they had it coming
After a while it hurts to smile and if you laugh, it's just a typical miracle

Made-Up Dreams Lyrics – Built to Spill

These thoughts are old
Let's keep it cold
Dry lines on me
Dry history

Dryology

That stupid sound
That awful feel
Don't bring them down
And it never will

No, it never will
No, it never will
No, it never will

Hard to believe
That after all this time
That after all this I'm
Still me

No one wants to hear
What you dreamt about
Unless you dreamt about them

Don't let that stop you
Tell them anyway
And you can make it up
As you go

I'm already gone now
You were outside, just waiting
I'm already nothing
You just noticed me fading

It takes a lot to make me crazy
And a lot is always going on

Velvet Waltz Lyrics – Built to Spill

If there's a word for you
It doesn't mean anything
I've got some words for you
They don't offer anything

You cold called everybody
But you haven't sold a thing
A bad idea gone funny
A pinch felt in a dream

You thought of everything
But some things can't be thought
You thought of everything
But one thing you forgot is you're wrong

And you better not be angry
And you better not be sad
You better just enjoy the luxury of sympathy
If that's a luxury you have

And you know no private bad
You know that that's the meaning of you're done
In a world that's not so bad
In a world time was killing in the sun

In a world that's not so bad
In a world time was killing in the sun
In the sun
In the sun

You took all that moment and kicked it in the sun
now it's gone because you left it in the sun
Was a brave idea, didn't mean no harm
Now it's burnt because you left it in the sun

Was a grave mistake
But how could you have known
The temperature, the distance of the sun

Out Of Site Lyrics – Built to Spill

Raised unright
So uptight
But why blame you?
You wouldn't be if you could choose

Most of the time it's out of site
It hit me today
Who gave who the right?
Who took mine away?

What a sight, what a sound
What a way to bring people down
What a way to bring me down

I know that you'll get yours when you get empty
It's so close
I'm sure that you would rather do that than be
In your clothes

You must have waited a long time
Bet you were disappointed
I waited longer than that
Just goes to prove

Proving's illogical
But sometimes necessary
Proving's illogical
But it's a cinch

Fa-la-la
Fa-la-la
But why blame you?
You wouldn't be if you could choose

Most of the time it's out of site
It hit me today
Who gave who the right?
Who took mine away?

What a sight, what a sound
What a way to bring people down
What a way to bring me down
It goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

Kicked It In The Sun Lyrics – Built to Spill

Backwashed thoughts
And you made me talk
No, you made me listen

There's a feeling
From Ada to Irene
Theres something, theres nothing
You haven't seen

Tiny TV's on at 3
So serene
No place to be
Alone

So come on over, yeah
Let's sit down a little while
Some wine
You will find the same things

Same things, same things
Same things, same things

By the time you read this
You kicked it in the sun
It was all that you could do
How could you refuse?

You kicked it in the sun
It was all you had to do
You kicked it in the sun
It was all you had to do, how could you refuse?

And you kicked it in the sun
It was wrong and it was rude
And you kicked it in the sun
It was wrong and it was rude, how could you refuse?

And you kicked it in the sun

It's alright now
I'm getting over getting mine
It's alright now
I'm getting over getting mine

He seemed so unashamed of how he operated
Corresponds to the facts that you want
Despite his expectations he turned out mediocre
His master plan was so so

We're special in other ways
Ways our mothers appreciate
That net does not make me feel safe
All those holes make me nervous

He woke up late that morning
Went to the window and saw
The sun had stopped its shining
So, so

We're special in other ways
Ways our mothers appreciate
We're special in other ways
Ways our mothers appreciate

Untrustable / Part 2 (About Someone Else) Lyrics – Built to Spill

[Untrustable]

You can't trust anyone
'Cause you're untrustable
How can you trust someone
You know can't trust you?

You won't help anyone
'Cause you're unusable
No one can tie you down
No, you're nobody's fool

And I'd like to see it but it's something you just feel
And I'd like to feel it but it just isn't real
And god is whoever you're performing for
And god is whoever you perform for

You don't like anything
'Cause you're unlikable
All because you're not interested
In you anymore

It's so unthinkable
'Cause you don't think of it
How many ideas can fit
In your reality?

And I'd love to see it but it's something you just feel
And I'd like to feel it but it just isn't real

And I'd love to see it but it's something you just feel
And I'd like to feel it but it just isn't real
And god is whoever you're performing for
And god is whoever you perform for

[Pt. 2 (About Someone Else)]

I know you
Feel the things you see, you know they're true
What are you gonna do?

Why can't you
Empathize with Jesus' point of view?
What are you gonna do?

Can you feel the darkness shining through?
What are you gonna do?

Why can't you
Move yourself like other people do?
What are you gonna do?

I know you
Wouldn't be the way you feel if you could choose
What are you gonna do?

Can you feel the darkness shining through
What are you gonna do?

compilation: "The Normal Years" (1996)

So & So So & So From Wherever Wherever Lyrics – Built to Spill

So & So From Wherever Wherever you're a fool for everything
I'm a fool for not thinking that things would turn out this way
Like to think that you're immune to the stuff
it's closer to the truth to say you're full of shit
you're gonna have to face it
so & so he has a job
gets up at a certain time goes to a certain place
takes a lot of pride in his work
it's not what he would choose to do just does it for the money and the opportunity

so & so so & so from wherever wherever
so & so so & so from wherever wherever
so & so so & so from wherever wherever
so & so so & so from wherever wherever

more or less a waste of flesh
you're so insecure you probably think this song's about you don't be so hard on yourself
there's plenty of flesh to go around
besides it's not like you are not using it
and who is who to say what flesh should do and who should have it for that use

wherever, wherever... [13x]

Shortcut Lyrics – Built to Spill

kind of upset
but I shouldn't be
when things go smoothly invent problems
in my stupid head
what's wrong with getting by on what gets you by I know it's no big deal
but why do I feel stupid when head my is happy
what happened to
my imagination
how can things be so un-intense?
can I arrange to be deranged
thought I might be there
forgot the shortcut there
I know I won't be there
forgot the shortcut there
thought I might be there
thought I was already there but
forgot the shortcut there
I know I won't be there
I know I've never been there
forgot the shortcut there

Car Lyrics – Built to Spill

You get the car, I'll get the night off
You'll get the chance to take the world apart
And figure out how it works
Don't let me know what you find out

I need a car, you need a guide, who needs a map?
If I don't die or worse, I'm gonna need a nap
At best I'll be asleep when you get back

I wanna see it when you find out what comets, stars, and moons are all about
I wanna see their faces turn to backs of heads and slowly get smaller
I wanna see it now
I wanna see it now

I want specifics on the general idea
I wanna think what I should know
Want you to do me what to show

I wanna see movies of my dreams
I wanna see movies of my dreams
I wanna see movies of my dreams
I wanna see movies of my dreams

I wanna see it when you get stoned on a cloudy breezy desert afternoon
I wanna see it untame itself and break its owner
I wanna see it now
I wanna see it now

Some Things Last A Long Time Lyrics – Built to Spill

your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
the colors
are bright
bright
as ever
the red is strong
the blue is true
some things last a long time
some things last a long time your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
I think
about you
often
often
I can't forget all the things we did
some things last a long time
some things last a long time it's funny
but it's true
and it's true
but it's not funny
time comes and goes
all the while
I still think of you
some things last a long time
your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
the colors
are bright
bright
as ever
times that we shared
all that we forget
some things last a life time
some things last a life time

Girl Lyrics – Built to Spill

sitting at the railway station
reading books about intimidation
waiting for my girl to come
and if she does will she be dumb
or really smart
will she break my heart
and wad it up and throw it in my face
I knew I'd find a nice girl someday
find a nice girl
settle down
someone I can talk to
someone I don't have to talk to
someone who'll gimme time and gimme space
and take it all away sitting at the bus station
reading books about legislation
suddenly my girl comes
and she's not even dumb
in fact she's kinda smart
will she break my heart
and wad it up and throw it in my face
I knew I'd find a nice girl someday
sind a nice girl
settle down
someone I can talk to
someone I don't have to talk to
someone who'll gimme time and gimme space and take it all away
actually I've never even been to a railroad station even though I used to live near one
and still I'm waiting for my girl to come
and if she does will she be dumb
or really smart
will she break my heart
and wad it up and throw it in my face
wad it up and throw it in my face
I knew I'd find a nice girl someday
find a nice girl
settle down
someone I can talk to
someone I don't have to talk to
someone I can talk to
someone I don't have to talk to
someone I can talk to
someone I don't have to talk to
someone I can talk to
someone I don't have to talk to
someone I can talk to
someone I don't have to talk to
someone I can talk to

Joyride Lyrics – Built to Spill

Saturday i jotted down some words i cried
all about a girl that i thought i loved
told a story of what we did and what went wrong
you've heard it all before its the same old shit

So i wont bore you with all the details
im sure that you can listen between the lines
i screwed her and she screwed me, but we never once had sex
all we ever had is too much time

love is just a joyride
drink alot of beer and climb inside
lay your foot down on the gas
leave it there until you crash

this part of the song is called the second verse
soudns just like the first verse but with differnt words
but all it has is three chords and they are A D E and D
thery are A D and E and D
there goes the Dm D A E D

love is just a joyride
drink alot of beer and climb inside
lay your foot down on the gas
leave it there until you crash

Love is just a joyride

Some Lyrics – Built to Spill

Some people think he's good looking
Other people think he's not
Some people don't even know his name
Other people know it by heart

Some people think he likes to go out dancing
Other people not
One guy I know thinks he's hard to get along with

But a lot of people think he's fine
Yeah, yeah, a lot of people think he's fine
And he don't even know
Just sees how each day goes

Some people say she's funny
Other people say she's dumb
Some people say she's stuck-up
Others say she's shy

Some people like her for her charm
Some people take her for granted

Some people wanna steal her heart
Yeah, some people wanna steal her heart
And she don't even know
How could that be so?

Sick & Wrong Lyrics – Built to Spill

Put your hands together
Put your hands together
it's time to get together
it's time to get on the winning side
get your shit together
get your shit together
put your hands together
or put your hands behind your back

I know I belong
I'm sick and I'm wrong what does that make you?
I know I belong
I'm sick and I'm wrong what does that make you?
We've been telling you and warning you what's right and good, share our perfect opinion:
It's the ideal ideal

get your shit together
you better get your shit together
put your hands together
or put your hands behind your back

I know I belong
I'm sick and I'm wrong what does that make you?
I know I belong
I'm sick and I'm wrong what does that make you?
I know I belong
I'm sick and I'm wrong hat does that make
I don't know where I be-long but
I know I belong
I'm sick and I'm wrong what does that make you?

Still Flat Lyrics – Built to Spill

and you tell me this and you tell me that
no matter how the thing grows its still flat
and you showed me this
and you showed me that
because of where you came from
you know where its at
another marxist celebration
this time with pipes instead of guns
with very little dedication
its gonna take some dedication
and you showed me this and you showed me that
because of where i came from
you know where im at
and you tell me this and you tell me that
no matter how round it feels its still flat
its still flat
another cosmic demonstration
with stars colliding into suns
it doesnt take imagination
its just the way this stuff is done
better than your imagination

Terrible / Perfect Lyrics – Built to Spill

Now it seems so terrible
at the time it didn't seem like much
all the months and miles in between us
and it's terrible
save some place in your mind
I'm getting good at time
save some space in your mind
I'm getting out of time
once in awhile there's this girl I don't know in my dreams
she reminds me of a lot of people
but she's someone that I've never seen
and she's perfect
save a place in your mind
I'm getting good at time
save some space in your mind
I'm getting out of time

EP: "Caustic Resin" (1995)

When Not Being Stupid Is Not Enough Lyrics – Built to Spill

when not being stupid
is not enough
when not being wrong
is not enough
waited such a long time
have I waited too long?
in a world that's so bad
it's not hard to feel good
you do what you have to
not as much as you could
just because you're not wrong
doesn't mean that you're right
when not being stupid
is not enough
when not being evil
is not enough
you look all around you
never look up at the stars

One Thing Lyrics – Built to Spill

there's one thing you've gotta remember
there's two kinds of people in this world
there's three words you should never say
there's one thing you should never do
there's two good reasons to live
there's only three ways to get things done
four, counting 'do it yourself'
(and they're...)

Shit Brown Eyes Lyrics – Built to Spill

I've one thing to tell you
before I die
just wanted to tell you
you were
right

She's Real Lyrics – Built to Spill

I could try anything not a smile used to be
and you can tell your heart good bye
I know, I know,
I know your heart don't lie
tell me why
I wanna hold on to you when you smile
you're breakin me
don't know how
you put this change in me

I used to be so cruel
but now it's you who's breaking all the rules
tell me why I wanna hold on to you
tonight is much too hot to sleep and I walked all night
just sitting drinking on the church step
five o'clock, five alone, girl
I'm still walking down the river to east river park
two armchairs in the dark...
I'm waiting for the six o'clock
I was sleepless
second avenue
everybody's out tonight
eight five at half past two
but you're sleeping by yourself

she's real, she's real
I know our love is real
from a block away
I can see her shades drawn down and tied
be my,
be my baby...
be my,
be my baby...
be my,
be my baby...
be my,
be my baby...
be my,
one and only...
be my,
be my baby now...

"There's Nothing Wrong With Love" (1994)

In The Morning Lyrics – Built to Spill

In the morning
Feeling half-right
If it was more than just one day
I'd feel alright

Today is flat beneath the weight
Of next day, next day, next day, next day
Next day, next day, next day, next day

In the morning
Feeling half-right
Ignore my condition
Just an isolated incident

In the morning
Feeling half-right
Appearing normal
Another isolated incident

When my mind's uncertain my body decides
What it will do to get through the hell of the night
As I trip on the ocean that leads through your eyes
Well my eyes can't wait till they finally see through you

When I get this feeling like I'm gonna start
I just have to stop

Reasons Lyrics – Built to Spill

Come through me
You arrive and I'm on fire
Subdue me
To explode that you inspired

So groovily
Second episode of all smiles
Let's make a movie
In the name of all great liars

Improvising, Kaufman style

They are all reasons to me
They are all reasons to be
They are all reasons to see
They are all reasons to me

How the hell do you do this?
Change the colors, shapes, and size
I'm clueless
Not one thing I recognize, so foolish

Every now's a big surprise
Help me to get through this
Stay with me until I die
There's nothing else i wanna try

They are all reasons to me
They are all reasons to be
They are all reasons to see
They are all reasons to me

They are all reasons to me
They are all reasons to be
They are all reasons to see
They are all reasons to me

Big Dipper Lyrics – Built to Spill

Once...

When I was little someone pointed out to me
Some constellations but the big dipper's all I could see
That brontasaurus must have stood a thousand miles high
That brontasaurus laying on its side up in the sky

Bottoms up and this time, won't you let me be?
Bottled up but this time, won't you rescue me?
You should have been here last night
And heard what the big dipper said to me

Jack thought it twice and thought that that had made it true
Some brains just work that way, that's what chemicals can do
He thought he'd have a beer, he thought he was alone
He thought an Albertson's stir fry dinner would make his apartment a home

Bottoms up and this time, won't you let me be?
Bottled up but this time, won't you rescue me?
You should have been here last night
And heard what the big dipper said to me

I thought I bored me but I learned to think like you
Now nothing bores me that's that nothing is thought through

Bottoms up and this time, won't you let me be?
Bottled up but this time, won't you rescue me?
Thought it out and this time it's all I can see
You should have been here last night
And heard what the big dipper said

Car Lyrics – Built to Spill

You get the car, I'll get the night off
You'll get the chance to take the world apart
And figure out how it works
Don't let me know what you find out

I need a car, you need a guide, who needs a map?
If I don't die or worse, I'm gonna need a nap
At best I'll be asleep when you get back

I wanna see it when you find out what comets, stars, and moons are all about
I wanna see their faces turn to backs of heads and slowly get smaller
I wanna see it now
I wanna see it now

I want specifics on the general idea
I wanna think what I should know
Want you to do me what to show

I wanna see movies of my dreams
I wanna see movies of my dreams
I wanna see movies of my dreams
I wanna see movies of my dreams

I wanna see it when you get stoned on a cloudy breezy desert afternoon
I wanna see it untame itself and break its owner
I wanna see it now
I wanna see it now

Fling Lyrics – Built to Spill

Since my fling with you, time went from
Popping off three times a day to popping off three times a week
And it takes me a long time
To come to the memory of us

One week later there's melody
Doing what I always waited for
And I didn't stop her
But I didn't lead her on

Cleo Lyrics – Built to Spill

Wiggly days, wiggly nights
When it's dark bring in light so you can see
What a sound, straight through my spine bounced off of me
Makes me round, 3-D sound, push it down, move it around

See, I'm fine

Ain't it strange that I can dream?
You can say it's night or day
Snow or rain it's all the same
When there's nothing I have ever seen
In here, in here

Ain't it strange that I can dream?
You can say it's night or day
Snow or rain it's all the same
Ain't it strange that I have brain activity?
In here, in here

Who brought those cameras in?
Who gave who the right?
Lennart Nilsson, shut off those lights
Inside a sea turned from frog to freak to tiny red and meek

Ain't it strange that I can dream?
You can say it's night or day
Snow or rain it's all the same
Strange that I'm a human being

Ain't it strange that I can dream?
You can say it's night or day
Snow or rain it's all the same

Living in the womb
Running out of room
Have to come out soon
Have to meet the sun and moon and

The Source Lyrics – Built to Spill

Morning comes and I'm up on time again
Upon getting up I'm down on what I got up for
Boring, dumb, and fine
It's been a long time, my friend

And you haven't changed, neither have I
So why you wanna bring that up?
I feel it started at the source

What is it that makes you cry and why?
What is it that makes you cry and why?

When you see a documentary and know the outcome and that it's fucked
You still hope Hitler will blow up
And that Kennedy will duck

I feel it starting at the source

What is it that makes you cry and why?
What is it that makes you cry and why?
What is it that makes you cry and why?
What is it that makes you cry and why?

Twin Falls Lyrics – Built to Spill

Christmas, Twin Falls, Idaho
Is her oldest memory
She was only two
It's the first time she felt blue

Cafeteria, Harrison
Elementary
Beneath a parachute
I saw her without shoes

7 up, I touched her thumb
And she knew it was me
Although she couldn't see
Unless of course she peeked

My mom's good, she got me out of
Twin Falls, Idaho
Before I got too old
You know how that goes

That's where she still was the summer
She turned 17
In 1983
Three weeks after me

Last I heard was she had twins
Or maybe it was three
Although I've never seen
But that don't bother me

Some Lyrics – Built to Spill

Some people think he's good looking
Other people think he's not
Some people don't even know his name
Other people know it by heart

Some people think he likes to go out dancing
Other people not
One guy I know thinks he's hard to get along with

But a lot of people think he's fine
Yeah, yeah, a lot of people think he's fine
And he don't even know
Just sees how each day goes

Some people say she's funny
Other people say she's dumb
Some people say she's stuck-up
Others say she's shy

Some people like her for her charm
Some people take her for granted

Some people wanna steal her heart
Yeah, some people wanna steal her heart
And she don't even know
How could that be so?

Distopian Dream Girl Lyrics – Built to Spill

Can you make it real?
Make it more than real, more than just feel
We are on a ride
We're on it all the time to the front of your mind

My stepfather looks
Just like David Bowie but he hates David Bowie
I think Bowie's cool
I think Lodger rules, my stepdad's a fool

Without me there's nothing
I'm the only thing that dies
If it came down to your life or mine
I would do the stupid thing

And let you keep on living
And let you keep on living
And let you keep on living
And let you keep on living

"I'm alright," said the man to his wife
Waking up to a head full of bed, full of what she said
She hadn't thought of it for a while
And when she did, she thought of it differently than she thought she should be thinking

Just the thought of it's enough
To penetrate my comfort zone

Without me there's nothing
I'm the only thing that dies
If it came down to your life or mine
I would do the stupid thing

And let you keep on living
And let you keep on living
And let you keep on living
And let you keep on living

Israel's Song Lyrics – Built to Spill

A boy becomes normal today
Finally breaks away
Into freshness and understanding
He pushed the world he knew

Will the world break him back?
Will someone snap him in half?
And build back the glass
Or is it just the boy now?

Stab Lyrics – Built to Spill

Make it a time, make it anytime
Make sure that it's not the only kind that others find
I've got a mind, I've got half a mind
To shut down the whole system at the spine with fishing line

I'm really glad there's a grasp to grab
It's only a stab in a wet paper bag, is that so bad?

I wrote a song, it was slow and long
I wrote the words and the music wrong but life goes on
And on and on and on and on and on and on

"Ultimate Alternative Wavers" (1993)

The First Song Lyrics – Built to Spill

My thoughts are commodities
My lies are me
My price is a compromise
My pay is peace

And words just make it worse
They're misunderstood, see just like there
If you can't spell it out, if it's just understood
Then you think it isn't there

I make my mind up
Convince my brain
I lie on accident
Trying to explain

But all the things that I was told
All the people that told me
How can I not believe in things that
Everyone else sees?

Three Years Ago Today Lyrics – Built to Spill

The other night I dreamt about a sudden realization
That everything bad that can happen to me would
Woke up screaming, God I hope I'm not bleeding
Out my eyes or mouth when I die

I have seen a sheepish wonder
I see me three years ago today
No one's gonna push my buttons
No one's gonna have their say

A little while later I was trying to remember
But then it didn't seem quite as awful as it seemed
Can't believe I won't admit that

I have seen a sheepish wonder
I see me three years ago today
No one's gonna push my buttons
No one's gonna have their way

Feel about the same but I'm 10 years older
Watched my cat die for a month now
I have seen a sheepish wonder
I saw you earlier today

Revolution Lyrics – Built to Spill

I'm killing time
Want it all the time
Want it to go away

I'm stealin' time
Want time all the time
Or want it to go away

Revolution
Revolution
Revolution
Revolution

How come people don't fuck it up?
It's like turning on the heat

I'm just in time
Time to see it all
Make it go away

I change my mind
Change it all the time
Want it to go away

Revolution
Revolution
Revolution
Revolution

How come people don't fuck it up?
It's like turning on the heat

Shameful Dread Lyrics – Built to Spill

Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup Lyrics – Built to Spill

say a word for Jimmy Brown
been nowhere he's done nothing
probably not even a shirt on his back
ain't got nothing at all
say a word for Ginger Brown
walks around with his head down
they took the shoes from his feet
threw the poor boy out in the street nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin'
nowhere nothin' now say a word for Karen Brown
she can't tell the night from the day
they threw her out in the street
just like a cat she landed on her feet
say a word for Charlie Brown
ain't got nothin' at all
everyday she falls in love and every night she falls
and when she does it's with a nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' nowhere nothin' now nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' fuckup
nowhere nothin' nowhere nothin' now
in America
every puddle
gasoline rainbow
in America
every puddle
gasoline rainbow
in America
every puddle
gasoline rainbow

Get A Life Lyrics – Built to Spill

you can't tell me that you don't know who you are
it's there from the start
it comes with the package
any attempt that you make to escape this
useless and unnecessary make up your mind
make it up as you go
make it the truth
make it what you already know she said that's not what she said
unthink the things in your head
it's justa white that you red
Chris went right over their heads you can't be anything
you can't be nothing
you can't be anything
you can't be nothing
you can't be anything
you can't be nothing
you can't be anything
you can't be nothing
you can't be anything
you can't be nothing
you can't be anything if you can't be nothing

Built To Spill Lyrics – Built to Spill

built to spill
you are pleased precariously
temporarily filled
you will
spill until lower expectations
momentarily chilled
you will
built to spill
because at the time it seemed
like an acceptable deal
you feel
you feel
you feel like you are on the verge of something real
on a role and built to spill
this is how you'll always feel it's no big deal I'm ashamed of you my friend
would you please
would you please I'm to blame for this my friend
would you please
would you please built to spill
carry out your function then occasionally filled
you will
you will
you will come alive to something real then realize you're built to spill
this is how you'll always feel it's no big deal

Lie For A Lie Lyrics – Built to Spill

I can see a storm awaiting
Quietly anticipating
Don't deny, it no debating

A lie for a lie
A truth for a truth

Cruel, but everybody does it
I thought by now I'd rise above it
You complain but don't discuss it

A lie for a lie
A truth for a truth

I know the thoughts are on your brain
And even if they're not the same
Close enough so don't explain

A lie for a lie
A truth for a truth

Once in a while there's this girl I don't know in my dreams
She reminds me of alot of people
She's someone that I've never seen
And she's perfect

'Kay begin...
...some inaudible screaming

Hazy lyrics - built to spill

hazy
just because sometimes you make me crazy
just because sometimes you let me know
I don't
maybe
today will show me the something that will phase me
something that will move me besides dreams
it seems
seems like
lately
everything I see and hear makes me angry
even what I say and do myself
what else can I say I'm still waiting for this moment to be gone
million mile second
a million thoughts in one
high and wondering why so loud and bright
I ain't got no idea what the hell is going on