"Eventually " lyrics

 

released 1996
Sire/Reprise records

 

 
These Are The Days
 

I spend my time in cottonwood looking for a sign
Sitting by myself and I'm running out of time
Listen to the wind talking just to me
Listen now can't you see

These are the days no one sees
They run together for company
I am the day no one needs
There'll never come another one like me

Monday morning came another day to you
Tuesday you dreamed it was Wednesday through
And Thursday's child a long way to go
And Friday night knocking on my door

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The day is ...oooohh
These are the days no one sees
We run together for company


Well he sat upon a rock
He said what's my name
It ain't tomorrow ain't it yesterday
Now take a look around you if you got the time
And let me introduce some friends of mine

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Century
 

Yeah...
Well I bit off more than I could chew
I sucked awhile and spit it out
You met me once now who are you
You met me twice who am I to doubt
Built to please and raised to rock
Construction starts here on this block
Millennium has come at last
My one horse town is made of glass

My century...is turning
My century...is turning

Well so long to the so-so years
Of river mouths and chandeliers
Morning crews that make me yawn
I hold my heave until I'm gone
I cock an ear and crack a smile
Last in line and single file
The only ones standing at this speech
Are the ones with the brooms and the mops and the keys

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Now I can't go back...it's my last chance
Now I can't go back...it's my last chance

Blacktop yards and sonic booms
Done heroin and in ladies rooms
Bouncing balls and spinning wheels
Electronic retail power deals
Turning calendars forgotten
Expiration date is rotten
Behind my eyes I've seen it all
Years go past upon the wall

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My century...my century

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Love Untold
 

They were gonna meet
On a Rocky Mountain street
Two bashful hearts beat in advance
Their hands were gonna sweat
It was all set
She ain't showed up yet
Still a good chance

It's a love untold
It's a love untold

Checking on her face
Checks his sleeve for his ace
And both just in case wear clean underwear
Games would be played
Excuses would be made
The stupid things they said
In their prayers

Oh about a love untold
It's a love untold

Soft hands slowly move across the blank white page
Thinking of words for my silent lips and fingertips to obey

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They were gonna meet on a crummy little street
It never came to be I'm told
Does anyone recall the saddest love of all
The one that lets you fall nothing to hold

It's the love untold...
Once upon a love untold
Just another love untold

They were gonna meet on a crummy little street
We were gonna meet on a crummy little street

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Ain't Got Me
 

You've got call waiting
It's irritating me to no end
I take a shot
Your hall of fame is
Littered with famous
Women and men
You've got 'em all on your wall
Except the last of a dying breed

Cause you ain't got me
No you ain't got me
No you ain't no you ain't got me

I got to be a boy again
With a (?) chin and a quicksilver domino
Baby that's not my choice the fast way
You got a voice like the last day
Of Catholic school
Your world's got everything that you ever need

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You've got Broadway, the longest street
With the shortest memory

You cram your dreams with computer chips
Give me tambourines a pair of shaking hips
You've got 'em all on your wall
I'm the last of a dying breed

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You've Had It With You
 

I had it with the friend who uses me
To open doors like I was a skeleton key

I had it with everyone, had it with anyone I ever knew
You've had it with you
You need someone to fall in love, need someone to fall in love
Any anyone will do
You've had it with you

Like Catherine the Great underneath a big horse
Your sexual preference is me of course
I get away with murder and I promise not to hurt her
If I have to shoot

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Had it with you
Had it with your shoes

Had it with you baby and your star-cheap car
I'm fading faster than a UK pop star
I've had it with everyone, everyone I ever knew well I do
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[You had it with your neighbors, had it with your clothes
You had it with your records (?)
You had it with your friend, had it with your shoes,
You had it, goddammit! You've had it with you!

And you've had it with me too...

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Mama Daddy Did
 

Decided not to have any part of
Wonderful lie of (live) love
Decided not to raise any children

Just like mamama and daddy did
Just like mamama daddy did

Decided not to have any part of
Wonderful lie of (live) love
Decided not to raise some goddamned kid
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Yes that was their way no it ain't mine
Guess they did ok at least they tried

Decided not to have any regrets
Whoa that's as good as it gets
Decided not to raise some mixed-up kid
Just like mamama daddy did
Just like...
Just like...

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Hide n Seeking
 

Is that you peeking out from that hat
Hide and seeking behind a drink that's gone flat
Is that you peeking out from your tree
Hide and seeking from everyone here but me

Your hands are shaking and I know what they did
Hide and seeking they never found you as a kid
Your branch is breaking
You'll find another downtown
Hide and seeking
Coming crashing to the ground

Hide and seeking for children baby
Now its hid and sought
Another week and you'll see yours maybe
They treat you like some kinda outlaw

Black night is falling this is the blues you see
Hide and seeking father son and holy me
You speak in parables
You're looking terrible tonight
Hide and seeking
I wonder if you need a light
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Hide and seeking pa
Hide and seeking ma

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Once Around the Weekend
 

I stay in every night of the week
They try but I won't speak
To be my friends
You'll see me once I'm on the mend
Oh man once around the weekend
Oh man once around the weekend

I watch myself fall apart
I watch the rabbits in my yard
There goes another round the bend
I gotta sweep this floor again
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Well I won't go out to relax
And if you look hard you might see my tracks
They call and try and be my friends
I gotta sweep this floor again
Oh man
Oh man

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Trumpet Clip
 

Good substitute for inspiration
Prostitutes and perspiration
Look don't touch
I think you ought to show me
Exactly what don't you want to be
Here that much

Fast jump
Everybody shouting
Come together
Fast jump
Everybody punch up the air
Fast jump
Everybody bummer
Here comes a sucker
Fast jump
When you gonna blow
Up a square

New wave kiss in Susie's eyes
Pass me one of them lover's smiles
Look don't (hump?)
I pin the tail on Demi Moore
Ring around the donkey core
You got skunked

Fast jump
Everybody clamor
Come together
Fast jump
Everybody going
Don't you howl
Fast jump
You and you and your momma
Comes a sucker
<a perplexed participant wrote:
I swear to god I hear something about the Unabomber>
Fast jump
When you gonna blow
Up I know

Everyone's a pit of love
Except I can't stop thinking about her underwear
I thought I had a damn good reason
[One loss it don't make a season
For the Bears]

Fast jump
Everybody clamor
Come together
Fast jump
Everybody go
(no, no, no?)
Fast jump
You and me mama
Come forever
Fast jump
When you gonna blow
Up the block

I give the world the slip, can you dig my trumpet clip?
And I'm high

(my description?)
you're my (?) addiction
Oh yeah yeah
Let's pin the tail on Demi Moore
And ring around the donkey score
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Fast jump
Fast jump
Just like me to (care and all?)
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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Angels Walk
 

Big hands on a clock
Little hands covered in chalk
Red lines blue lines
Sometimes, sometimes
Angels walk

Giant steps take two
Tiny eyes in a shoe
Make bows of halos
And take those wings off
Angels walk

Fly beside me
Hold my breath
Deep inside me
I'll meet you round the block
Sometimes next time angels walk
Angels walk

Good Day
Good day doesn't have to be a Friday
Doesn't need to be your birthday
The next one then you won't survive
Sing along hold my life
A good day is any day that you're alive
Yes a good day is any day that you're alive

Asked me mmmm, you had to ask me
In the dreams you tell me
Tell them only you were tired
Sing along hold my life
A good day is any day that you're alive
Yeah, a good day is any day that you're alive

A bad day comes every once in awhile your body says
Fourteen hundred shooting stars and (every time?)
A bad day comes every once in your body life
Goodbye

Hold my life one last time
A good day is any day that you're alive
Yes a good day is any day that you're alive
Yes a good day is any day that you're alive
These are the days

Time Flies Tomorrow
Time flies tomorrow
But it ain't made a move yet
Time flies tomorrow
And tomorrow will make a day since we've met

Your heart sings a feeling
It don't ache but baby its gonna
Swing from the ceiling
Break like a piñata
Break like a whitecap
In the sand you shiver
With eyes like two hubcaps
At the bottom of the river

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Your hands are like an ovation
An uncertain work of art
I sometimes grow impatient
Gonna tear me apart
Ain't no time for crying
As you stand and deliver
All my thoughts of dying
Are silenced by your river

Time flies tomorrow
And time flies since we met
Time flies tomorrow (and tomorrow isn't here)
Yeah, time flies since we met

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Good Day
 

Good day doesn't have to be a Friday
Doesn't need to be your birthday
The next one then you won't survive
Sing along hold my life
A good day is any day that you're alive
Yes a good day is any day that you're alive

Asked me mmmm, you had to ask me
In the dreams you tell me
Tell them only you were tired
Sing along hold my life
A good day is any day that you're alive
Yeah, a good day is any day that you're alive

A bad day comes every once in awhile your body says
Fourteen hundred shooting stars and (every time?)
A bad day comes every once in your body life
Goodbye

Hold my life one last time
A good day is any day that you're alive
Yes a good day is any day that you're alive
Yes a good day is any day that you're alive
These are the days

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Time Flies Tomorrow
 

Time flies tomorrow
But it ain't made a move yet
Time flies tomorrow
And tomorrow will make a day since we've met

Your heart sings a feeling
It don't ache but baby its gonna
Swing from the ceiling
Break like a piñata
Break like a whitecap
In the sand you shiver
With eyes like two hubcaps
At the bottom of the river

<repeat>

Your hands are like an ovation
An uncertain work of art
I sometimes grow impatient
Gonna tear me apart
Ain't no time for crying
As you stand and deliver
All my thoughts of dying
Are silenced by your river

Time flies tomorrow
And time flies since we met
Time flies tomorrow (and tomorrow isn't here)
Yeah, time flies since we met

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