Mercury

by Adria Ramos

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1.
03:34
Being in love is called falling Cuz it’s gravity that pulls you in If I fall I love Would you follow me down? Would you catch me Before I hit the ground? I think you would The chemistry of choosing foiled me, but now I see You can’t shoot the sheriff or his deputy And I won’t fight this law Cuz the law won But would I still break all the rules To love someone? I think I would I wrote a song for you, this is as far as I got Singing the truth should be easy, but it’s not Sometimes I think I know who I am But the context shifts and there I stand With my years laid bare and my doubts like a shield Looking for permission to know how I feel But it’s only you and me The space between Doesn’t matter I don’t think it should Being in love is called falling
2.
Middle of your life, cornered in the center Of mice and men and money and you’ve been around enough to know First, second, third; it’s a brave new world Where forever is a gamble and your hand’s clutched to your shirt Searching faces for instructions, they can’t tell you how to go That you’ll end up where you started You already know what you know You already know what you know I’d let it go if it were mine to give, if that’s how it’s supposed to be But you left your shadow when you ran and it’s fallin’ on me If you say you’re lost, I’ll say I never found That anchor in deep water but no one here dragged you down And I know that you know nothing will shadow you if you go The thing you think you’re running from won’t chase you down But tread lightly, I’ve got my ear to the ground And I’m not brave cuz I’m not scared I’m not waiting. I’m not leaving. I’m only standing guard In this not-forsaken corner of long lost and found And I’m up against a rock and a sad place And around every echo I can still see your face You’ll never lose me even if you wanted to Cuz there’s some kind of forever in the sum of me and you I’ve read the songbook, I know the ending It’s never too late for a girl to dream I know you stumble through what should have been But I’ll wait for you to find home again And so I’m humming as I stand here, trying not to lose my place I’m searching faces for instructions but they all look the same Quiet smiles of sympathy, of lost but not resolved No one understands I’m the last verse of your song And they don’t know that you don’t know The equator circles back any way you go With a whole sad world between us I only know what I know I only know what I know And I’m not brave cuz I’m not scared I’m not waiting. I’m not leaving. I’m only standing guard In this not-forsaken corner of long lost and found Of long lost and found Of not lost but……..
3.
03:58
Watching for cars like the girl I used to be Headlights in the fog watching you shine on me Tripping madness, sanity sighs Wait for me just like last time And we’ll drive away Drive away Lights are on, somebody’s home It cuts the blackness and I play your song You ride beside me every night Blackness warmer than the light And we’ll drive away Drive away And I rise to your occasion, expand in your heat My poison to yours, whatever you need I’m restless and powerless to stay in one place How far into crazy can I drive on one tank? I'll let you know how high the mercury rises Air slips like liquid. Stars flash chrome It pulls me over before I make home But I walk and I watch And I hold out my hands to your quicksilver I understand that poison you can't put down will drive you mad But I’ve been here before, I’m used to that I’m somehow more than I used to be Filling a space much too large for me I can only drive away Drive away Drive away with me You drive me mad I’ll be anything you want from me Any shape, any time, any place, anywhere Fill any void I didn’t know was there And I rise to your occasion, expand in your heat My poison to yours, whatever you need I’m restless and powerless to stay in one place How far into crazy can I drive on one tank? I'll let you know how high the mercury rises Watching for cars like the girl I used to be Headlights in the fog watching you shine on me Tripping madness, sanity sighs Wait for me just like last time And if the sunrise, like headlights Everyone sees through I’ll squint my eyes, I will too And I’ll drive away Drive away
4.
04:04
I'm biting my tongue so hard I can taste the blood You could have had me but I wasn't enough Your words backpedal but your actions move on We talk and talk and talk But we're wrong She'll never be me and that's the safety you need She won't fill you up but you won't bleed when she leaves You played the fool when you played with me We tried and tried and tried To believe Tell me you didn't do it Tell me I did it to myself Tell me you want her Tell me there's nobody else Tell me and I'll bury our love down deep in the past Or tell me to carry its bones on my back Forever Tell me or don't…. I bitter-coat my words but it's shining underneath A love that could blind you knock you off your feet If you don't pay attention your eyes won't see Now you're sorry sorry sorry For me Tell me you didn't do it Tell me I did it to myself Tell me you want her Tell me there's nobody else Tell me and I'll bury our love down deep in the past Or tell me to carry its bones on my back Forever Tell me or don't…. I'm biting my tongue so hard I can taste the blood
5.
03:44
Damn you’re good…. You’re so damn good at what you do And it’s better…. Standing next to you When I found myself walking the path I finally should I said don’t let go of something so damn good I been lost, I been on my own My plan: Just drift my way home But you stepped up next to me Made me stop and look around And thru your eyes I saw What I already found Damn you’re good…. You’re so damn good at what you do And it’s better…. Standing next to you When I found myself walking the path I finally should I said don’t let go of something so damn good Lovin’. An indifference. I’d play along if there were two of us But I guess I never really Knew a man Til you took matters Into your own hands Damn you’re good…. You’re so damn good at what you do And it’s better…. Layin’ to you When I found myself walking the path I finally should I said don’t let go of something so damn good Cuz when I don’t wanna face the day Won’t talk about it, there’s nothing to say You won’t let me run away You pull me back to stay……. Damn you’re good…. You’re so damn good at what you do And it’s better…. Standing next to you When I found myself walking the path I finally should I said don’t let go of something so damn good This world is not what I thought it was And now I know it’s only because You introduced me To someone with something to say I met my own self Halfway Damn you’re good…. And I’m good at what I do But I’m better…. Standing next to you When I found myself walking the path I finally should I said don’t, don’t, don’t…….. Let go of something so damn good.
6.
04:09
You could give me what I need You could fill up what’s gone in me Never got what I needed And you got so much So I’ll take what you’re givin’ And I’ll take a little bit more I never was the type To let a hostage go There’s promises and rules But everything bends I don’t want to break you But I need to know if I still can Gonna push all your buttons Gonna push you to the edge Gonna push your back against the wall Til I feel you pushing back I need you to need me And I need it to show I just gotta push it Until you know I’ll say that I’m sorry Cuz I know that you are Sorry it’s complicated That I have to push so hard Tell me You need And tell me You’ll be The one that I want to deserve, that I’m worthy Of everything you offer to me And the words that you speak don’t depend on my needs That you offer yourself Freely I know this scares you Out loud is too much A promise to be careful Is that enough? I know I love you I know that’s the truth But everything I ever want I lose There’s promises and rules And everything bends I don’t want to break you But I need to know if I still can I need to know if I still can I need to know if I still can I need to know that I still can
7.
03:58
I don’t wanna know why you slow down Every time I come around And I don’t wanna see the way you’re looking at me When the music stops and it’s just us Cuz there’s no words You haven’t already heard And every time I try to speak All I can say is please Please, please I don’t like to think I need anything I can’t get myself, rather go without But I didn’t bring even half of these things We got here, that we share Cuz there’s no words I haven’t already heard And every time I try to speak All I can say is please Please, please I don’t think it’s a very smart thing For me to keep you, but what do I know? I don’t have to fight, I don’t have to be right I don’t have to know, maybe I don’t even run this show Cuz there’s no words We haven’t already heard And every time I try to speak All I can say is please Please, please I love you, I see you (everywhere) Please, please I need you (right where you are) Please
8.
I feel the wheels turning And I know that you’re following Eyes on the road Just drive through the tears The wheels on the pavement Still grippin But we’re slippin Away, in that name A place I wanted Only for me That I didn’t deserve Couldn’t let anyone see Now there’s so many words That there’s nothing to say You get what you give I just gave you away It was pretty falling But it churned up the dirt Ugly spring thaw Unburied the hurt Now the things you’re not saying Only answer my questions And the lies run away And I don’t want to know Looking for words To make this right Something to scream When I wake up at night I thought the truth Would make me let it go But I don’t know Anything, Anymore My own medicine Not good for what ails you Bitter and false Neither one of us true Now there’s no going back Nothing to fix time We just wallow through Surprised at the other side I loosened my grip Thought that you’d hold me Hold me While I fall Maybe it’s over Maybe it’s better Maybe it’s nothing At all Maybe it’s over Maybe it’s better Maybe we were nothing Nothing at all
9.
02:25
I’m a force to be reckoned with Maybe you didn’t know I’m not afraid of what you think of me anymore You twist my words You guide my hand I still accidentally Found out where i stand I know what i want I know what’s good for me I know they’re not necessarily The same thing But i will choose which way i go A big girl at least knows how to say no I won’t be a victim Of anybody but myself I never needed Any of your help So take your sympathies And move ‘em on down the line I’m not innocent enough To feel guilty this time You want me to feel things That don’t need to be felt So i’m keeping my hands and my heart To myself I think i’m strong I think i can take you I think i’ll just go home Cuz i don’t want to I can fuck it up With the best of ‘em But that ain’t you And that’s the problem If you get down on tearful knee to make me stay Well, you can just suck it While you’re down there. I won’t be a victim Of anybody but myself I never needed Any of your help So take your sympathies And move ‘em on down the line I’m not innocent enough To feel guilty this time I won’t be a victim Of anybody but myself I never needed Any of your help So take your sympathies And move ‘em on down the line I’m not innocent This time
10.
03:07
I don’t wanna tell you My truths every time Cuz there’s stories and sadness and inside jokes That are only mine But every game I play tonight Pushes me closer to the line You tear down this wall That I built so strong And I bare it all to you Right and wrong I wonder what was protecting me From you, all along The woman you want to see Is not who I wanted to show But I guess she was waiting here Ready to go And all those things that mama taught me You were what they’re for I got a heart I keep to myself And one that I parade A face I show to the world And one I save And if you think you figured me out I could go either way I’m not sure where you came from And I’m not sure where this goes Guess there’s a lot of things here That I don’t know Cuz all the constants I used to hold Disappeared like “no” I don’t wanna tell you My truths every time There’s gotta be something here That’s only mine But every game I play tonight Pushes me closer to the line
11.
03:27
She had a feeling he would come by And she hates it when she’s right But who’s not flattered by attention Who isn’t lonely in the middle of the night? There’s a time and a place to say no Without breaking his heart But when the late-night ship has sailed You bite your tongue and you ride it out And for now when she says jump He only says “how high” But neither one can scale The mountain that’s inside She knows there’s more to passion Once she had a taste And when she overcomes the numbness She’ll come face to face with herself And let go of his heart She went by to say she’s sorry For the words that wouldn’t come She knows she needs to ask forgiveness She doesn’t know from which one And she tries to pour her heart out But the words choke on her tongue And she’s looking for the answers That aren’t gonna come From inside her battered heart Til she turns her fears inside And sees sometimes a free ride Is not a free ride She knows there’s more to passion Once she had a taste And when she overcomes the numbness She’ll come face to face with herself And let go of his heart And the irony escapes her now Cuz it’s just too much to bear When she finally looks in the mirror now There’s always someone else standing there And they both deserve better now But she’s got just so much to give And only when she speaks her truth Can they both let go and live She knows there’s more to passion Once she had a taste And when she overcomes the numbness She’ll come face to face with herself And let go of his heart
12.
04:05
Dominic can fly. It’s all he talks about Give him time. He’ll work it out He knows you can go higher without falling Cuz we all look up to something Some of us get to look down If you learn to fall slowly You’ll land dancing on the ground Dominic has plans everywhere you look If you haven’t see them, you should There’s a lot to know that doesn’t show you anything Cuz we all look up to something Don’t forget to look down If we learn to fall slowly We’ll land dancing on the ground Dominic knows all your rules And he’d never break anything he can’t improve He sees your road and he’ll raise you it’s over-rated All those damn wheels turn the same He’s moving on and you can stay if you want to But you should remember his name Cuz we all look up to something Don’t be afraid to look down If you learn to fall slowly You’ll land dancing on the ground You’ll land dancing (…….…..…dance if you want to) You’ll land dancing (…..see farther than you know) You’ll land dancing (……………...learn to fall slowly) You’ll land dancing on the ground.

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