"LEAVING EDEN" Album Lyrics

DRUNK ON THE POWER
 
You wanna join the party, a big one, a rich one
You wanna make them love you, need you, believe you
Oh, you wanna do such good deeds, from your greed, your heart bleeds
So you wanna be the big star, with a big car, and go far
 
But at the party you got drunk on the power,
Waving to the little people below

Who look up to you in your ivory tower and they
Clap, clap, clap when they like the show

They clap, clap, clap when they like the show!
 
You wanna have a good time, good wine, on our dime
You wanna make decisions, big ones, on televisions
Then you wanna look so concerned while you govern your interns,
Ooooh, you wanna throw your own party, and be happy, and make history
 
But at the party you got drunk on the power,
Waving to the little people below

Who look up to you in your ivory tower and they
Clap, clap, clap when they like the show

They clap, clap, clap when they like the show!
 
Join the party, it’s a big one and a rich one
Follow the money, fill your pockets full of freedom
Come join the party, it’s a big one it’s a rich one
Show me the money, show me the money!
 
You’re drunk on the power, waving to the little people below
Who look up to you in your ivory tower and they
Clap, clap, clap when they like the show

They clap, clap, clap when they like the show! 
They clap, clap, clap when they like the show

WATERWORKS
 
One tear drops, out pours them all
The whole dam bursts and flood gates fall
Well, I'm a girl. It's what I do It's not necessarily got to be about you
 
Oh no! Oh no! Here come the waterworks now
Oh no, not now! Here come the waterworks now, pouring down
 
Sometimes it's a tragedy Or I just don't like how you looked at me
Well, I'm a girl. It's how I was made,
It's not necessarily about you getting played
 
Oh no! Oh no! Here comes the waterworks now
Oh no, not now! Here comes the waterworks now, pouring down
 
Oh no, oh no! Not now!
Oh no, oh no! Not now!
 
I don't need you to yank my chain And I don't need you to fix anything!
I'm a girl. I'm not a man, it's not necessarily yours to understand!
 
Oh no! Oh no! Here come the waterworks now
Oh no, not now! Here come the waterworks now, pouring down
 
Oh no! Oh no! Here come the waterworks now
Oh no, not now! Here come the waterworks now, pouring down
 
Oh no! Don’t try to fix me ‘cause there ain’t nothing wrong!
Oh no, not now! Here come the waterworks now, pouring down
 
Don’t try to fix me, there ain’t nothing wrong with me!
Oh no, not now! Here come the waterworks now, pouring down

DON'T WANT TO FALL
 
At the top of the mountain, a blizzard struck me blind

Couldn't see the road's edge or sign of any town

I prayed like a soldier under fire on the front line

Lord, don't let me leave this life by falling down, down, down
 
I don't want to fall, I want to wake in my own bed
      
I don't want to cry out at all, or live inside my head
      
I don't want to fall, I don't want to fall, I don't want to fall
 
At 30,000 feet, the plane began to shake

The drinks and magazines were all flying through the air

The cabin jerked and swayed just like a San Andreas quake

"Lord, don't let me fall from so high", was my familiar prayer
 
I don't want to fall, I want to wake in my own bed
      
I don't want to cry out at all, or live inside my head
      
I don't want to fall, I don't want to fall, I don't want to fall
 
I saw you on the stage at some hole-in-the-wall bar

And you were staring back at me with eyes as hard as steel

You sang a song so beautiful that my heart went to war

And I felt like I was falling at last, down that big hill
 
I don't want to fall, I want to wake in my own bed
I don't want to cry out at all, or live inside my head
I don't want to fall, I don't want to fall, I don't want to fall

BEYOND THE VEIL
 
I have a friend who sees the dead
They come to tell her that there's nothing we should dread
Beyond the veil that separates this world from beyond
And that sooner or later we'll all sing the same song
 
But all I want to know, is will there be someone waiting for me?
Beyond the veil, when I go beyond the veil?
 
I have a name nobody knows
It's not one I want, it's not one I chose
Still I hear it whispered by ghosts in the wind…
Will it be the name they call me by when my time's at end?
 
But all I want to know, is will there be someone waiting for me?
Beyond the veil, when I go beyond the veil?
 
I have a love that nobody wants
It lurks in shadows, in dreams it haunts
Will it find a resting place sometime before I go? Or,
Will it roam the halls of some unsuspecting soul?
 
But all I want to know, is will there be someone waiting for me?
Beyond the veil, when I go beyond the veil?
Yes, I'm dying to know - will there be someone waiting for me?
Beyond the veil, when I go beyond the veil?

GO MELLOW
 
Don't like how you feel
Take a little pill
Everything's unreal and you
Don't like how you feel, so
 
Go mellow, mellow
 
Everything is bad
That's why I'm so sad
Don't have what I had and
Everything is bad, so
 
Go mellow, mellow
Go mellow, Go mellow, mellow, mellow
Go mellow, Go mellow, mellow, mellow
 
No one feels my pain
No need to complain
No one cares again, and
No one feels my pain, so
 
Go mellow, mellow
Go mellow Go mellow, mellow, mellow
Go mellow, Go mellow, Go mellow, Go mellow
 
I am mellow. I am mellow.  I am mellow. I am mellow.

JUMPED THE GUN
 
Take a plane go three hours even show up late

Bring your game and your flowers talk to me of fate

Bare your soul, say your role is to be the golden one

Take your fill of overkill then you turn around and run So

I don’t want to hear you say That this time I went & jumped the gun


I don’t wanna hear you say That this time I went & jumped the gun

That I Jumped the gun, jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun 
 
Make it up make a date want to see my face

One more time don't be late to our favorite place

You cry so well so what the hell, said that it would be on you

Waited at that restaurant drinking down witch's brew 
 
I don’t want to hear you say That this time I went & jumped the gun

I don’t wanna hear you say That this time I went & jumped the gun

That I Jumped the gun, jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun 
 
Say there was a traffic jam your phone had no bars
(I had no bars!)
Say that you were working late and you work on Mars
(I work on Mars!)
Say that I'm your Queen of Siam but that don't make me Thai

Say I am your turtledove just as long as I have wings to fly, so
 
I don’t have to hear you say that this time I went & jumped the gun

I don’t have to hear you say that this time I went & jumped the gun

Jumped the gun, jumped the gun, I jumped the gun 
 
No, no, no, no, no, no,
I never want to hear you say that this time I went and jumped the gun


No, no, no, no, no, no,
I never want to hear you say that this time I went and jumped the gun


That I Jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun 
That I Jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun 
That I Jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun, that I jumped the gun

LEAVING EDEN
 
The one tree was forbidden so I never had my fill

But for all the glory given I've got to pay my bill

I didn't eat the apple, but still I have to pay

Maybe if I had I would be smarter today
 
I'll be bold, I'll get dressed and leave the keys at the front desk
As I leave Eden


There's a curse upon my sex, still I know that I was blessed
As I leave Eden

Oh, I'm leaving Eden!
 
They say ignorance is bliss and I was joyful in spades

Like a child in her wonder, I let go and I played

But every day's a new page, and history awaits

And I'm gone to find the goodness outside these pearly gates
 
I'll be bold, I'll get dressed and leave the keys at the front desk
As I leave Eden


There's a curse upon my sex, still I know that I was blessed
As I leave Eden

Oh, I'm leaving Eden! Oh, I'm leaving Eden!
 
If I could make you happy I could do anything

So every word I write down, and every verse I sing

Are all for you, Dear Adam - the first among men

It was good that you were with me when I tasted first of sin
 
I'll be bold, I'll get dressed and leave the keys at the front desk
As I leave Eden


There's a curse upon my sex, still I know that I was blessed
As I leave Eden

Oh, I'm leaving Eden! Oh, I'm leaving Eden! Oh!

MORNING GLORY
 
I reached over and it felt like the pillow was cold and a letter that he wrote
was waiting on the bed where his head was supposed to be
And I thought, “My God, he’s gone and left me a Dear John letter!
Or Dear Jane? It’s the same… I didn’t want to read it but what he had to say was
 
You are, you are, you are you are beautiful in the morning light, and
You are, you are still more beautiful loving me at night
And this is our time, and our rhyme, you’re my story, Morning Glory
You are, You are my Morning Glory
 
He said, “I hope I did not wake you ‘cause you look just like an angel laying on
The pillow on the bed where my head is supposed to me
And I thought, “My God, you know, he’s written me a real love letter!
And it’s better than any romance novel ever written now, when he said to me that
 
You are, you are, you are you are beautiful in the morning light, and
You are, you are still more beautiful loving me at night
And this is our time, and our rhyme, you’re my story, Morning Glory!
You are, You are my Morning Glory
 
You are, you are my Morning
You are, you are my Morning
You are, you are my Morning Glory
 
You are, you are, you are you are beautiful in the morning light, and
You are, you are still more beautiful loving me at night
And this is our time, and our rhyme, you’re my story, Morning Glory!
You are, You are my Morning Glory
 
You are, you are my Morning
You are, you are my Morning
You are, you are my Morning Glory

MUSIC ON THE SIDE
 
I tried not listening to the radio, I tried forgetting you everywhere I go

I even try and keep my earplugs in but still I hear you, everywhere I am

I smile and say, "May I help you?" But, I don't hear them answering

Because you are screaming in my head,
"GO WRITE THIS DOWN, I WANT TO HEAR YOU SING"

But I can't seem to clear my head long enough to hear what you said All the world I should deny
 
'Cause I can't play music on the side I can't play music on the side


 
I treated music like a condiment, like the parsley on my diner plate

Like an eagle forced to walk on land, like an Indian forced to cut his braid

I'm sorry for the songs you gave me that never saw the light of day

Maybe you should just give them to someone else
So that I could find something more to say
      
Like I could be a farmer's wife, at least something would grow from my life
All the world I would deny

 
But I can't play music on the side I won't play music on the side


 
     Don't ask your children ... (I won’t play music on the side)
     Or tell a stranger ... (I won’t play music on the side)
     Or ask your lover ...

 (I won’t play music on the side)

 
If you see yourself this way and you've been told that you've done wrong

Here's your answer, come what may,
"Hey, someone's got to write my songs down!

Someone's got to write my songs down!"
      
So I will lead an artist's life, and here I am! Your blushing bride! All the world I will deny
 
'Cause I can't play music on the side
I won't play music on the side

Forgive me, for I have played music on the side