Nobody’s Perfect

You used to say you’d be my bride;
I used to think you’d change my life.
And when you see me smile again;
Remember when I was your friend.

Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ
Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ

Life was set I had it made;
I’d quit my job and start again.
And when we went to buy a house;
I found the debt you lied about.

Nobody knows you quite like Jesus Christ
Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ

You just need to get a job;
Get some help and take your medicine.
Instead you cheat and pound your chest;
I feed the girls in curls you left.

Nobody loves you quite like Jesus Christ
Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ

Like the Bird

Like the bird I fall;
Like the Earth I crawl.
Like the sand I am glass;
Like the first I am last.

I am number four

Tell the curtain I am drawn;
Tell the window I can see.
Tell the trees, that I am Quinn,
Tell the darkness I can win.

I am number three

Of the many we are few;
Of the lonely we are two.
It’s a symbol, not a mask;
Of the equal, we are less.

I am number two

She don’t know my poetry;
She don’t know it’s like;
Not like you who walked in fire,
Not like you, you were mine.

I am number one

I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you

Smile, it’s a Game

I used to think my solitude
Was cleverly conceived.
I am afraid, I was wrong;
Be afraid, they are wrong.
I used to stand, to wait
For a hand to cover me.
They couldn’t see, or wouldn’t see.
Be afraid, they are wrong

Smile, it’s a game
Na, na, na, na
You just can’t put me away

Now when you say
That I was wrong
Where were you, I waited there.
Look out right, I needed more;
Thank you dear, I’ll meet the door.
The firebird who came in me;
All the while the time is now.
Once the well was overdry,
And the lie, it would go on.

Smile, it’s a game
Na, na, na, na
You just can’t put me to shame

Twenty years of silly girls,
I am to say they only know my fate.
In order then, I doubt I know,
I doubt I feel, I doubt I’m real.
All the hip and loyalists,
And we’re not on friendly terms;
Not with your face, or with your race;
Not with your sex, or with your thing.

Smile, it’s a game
Na, na, na, na
You just can’t put me away

Half of Everything

You say you want a bookmark,
But I am just a book;
You say you want your jacket,
But I am just your hook.
And then you want a fire,
Fires they need fuel;
You think you want the desert
Until you learn it’s dry.

Baby, you get half of everything;
Baby, you get half of everything;
Maybe, you get half of everything;
Maybe you’re half of what I need.

You say you want an oilman,
Oilman got gas;
You say you want a funny man
‘Cause funny makes me laugh.
I think you want a wall,
Walls come tumbling down;
You run and then you fall,
Because it pushes back.

Baby, you get half of everything;
Baby, you get half of everything;
Maybe, you get half of everything;
Maybe you’re half of what I need.

You say you want a racecar,
‘Cause racecars they go fast;
I say you are the tin man
Who doesn’t have a heart.
I think you want a wall,
‘Cause walls come falling down;
I said I’d give you everything,
Instead you just want half.

Baby, you get half of everything;
Baby, you get half of everything;
Maybe, you get half of everything;
Maybe you’re half of what I need.

Smokey Eyes

Turn around and walk away,
Turn around and walk away;
You know I love your smokey eyes.

Turn around and walk away,
Turn around and walk away;
You know I love your smokey eyes.

Just like in Lucky Magazine;
See the world turn brown from green.
Though I’m wishing you would stay,
I will rise and learn to love again;
I will rise and learn to love again;

Turn around and walk away,
Turn around and walk away;
You know I love your smokey eyes.
Turn around and walk away,
Turn around and walk away;
You know I love your smokey eyes.

It is love, or it’s disaster;
I don’t care as long you wear it.
It would be a crime of passion
Not to hold you in my arms,
Not to hold you in my arms.

Turn around and walk away,
Turn around and walk away;
You know I love your smokey eyes.
Turn around and walk away,
Turn around and walk away;
You know I love your smokey eyes.

Don’t know why and if you’re crying;
Don’t know when or why you’re lying.
Need a fork because I’m done;
Baby when you coming home,
Oh baby, when you coming home?

Self Central

touch me I’ll touch you back
love me I love your hat
talk to me like I was someone
not just another boy sad in a corner

there was a day
when everyone was free
we felt the air and we had memory
like a psalm or satellite up in a tree
we throw things down
and I wanted just one day of grace
not a runaway or another lie
every man and all her sons
deciding what you all would want
you and them the worldly friend
taken from the innocent

can’t I just
smile and hope
they know
the seeds to grow?
are you what
I see or a body
without strings?

self central down on my knees
self central pray for man
because his dirt is dirty man
with your blood and
burning man