1. SOMETHING GOOD
I donít need...
veins of pain rolling through my brain
mornings when I feel just insane
days I wished that my days were through

I donít need...
days when Iíve been up all night
hazy mornings after fights
times I donít know what to do

just give me...
something that takes me far away
something that I can do all day
something that makes me feel so good

just give me...
something that makes the day go fast
something I wish would longer last
something that you have I wish you would

you give me something good... I like your something good
you give me something good... I really want it
just give me something good... I really think you should
just give me something... good!

just give me...
kisses that make my heart take flight
shivers, quivers and butterflies
pieces of life that feel so right

just give me...
lazy days when we stay in bed
moments when words need not be said
beautiful and soulful eyes

just give me...
nights out when we get drunk and play
worry not about the pain next day
days when we see something new

just give me...
nights that we wished were never through
breakfast in bed in the afternoon
all of the light that I see in you

you give me something good... I like your something good
you give me something good... I really want it
just give me something good... I really think you should
just give me something... good!

I really want it
I really need it
I gotta have it
I gotta have it

I like your something good
I need your something

you give me something good... I like your something good
you give me something good... I really want it
just give me something good... I really think you should
just give me something... yeah!

you give me something good... I like your something good
you give me something good... I really want it
just give me something good... I really think you should
just give me something... good!
 


2. DO IT AGAIN
itís no surprise from whatís to follow
behind my eyes Iím lost and hollow
itís in my dreams itís in my shadow
behind the scenes only shallow

another script for me to follow
but Iíve been ripped, thereís none to borrow
itís all been flipped, the loss the sorrow
and it wont quit, more tomorrow

just another way to tell you
Iím not even tryiní to sell you
I just thought that if I yelled
youíd turn around and walk away
just another way of tryiní
Iím not selliní youíre not buyiní
but I know that Iíd be lyiní
if I didnít miss the day

itís best that I just stay away
just rest my heart not let it play
for surely there will come the day
that Iíll just do it again

I donít know how the story goes
what someone says what someone knows
I only know from what I see
the way I feel, the way of me
love is paper, love is gold
love is never how itís sold
this is not the kind of love
that you and I both said itíd be
love is simple, love is kind
love is evil often times
this love never has been strong enough
to love both you and me

itís best that I just stay away
just rest my heart not let it play
for surely there will come the day
that Iíll just do it again...
Iíll just do it again

here I sit with me, myself
while I is hiding somewhere with someone else

itís best that I just stay away
just rest my heart not let it play
contain my soul in every way
for surely there will come the day
that Iíll just do it again
...Iíll just do it again
...Iíll just do it again
 

3. DONE
Iíve tried so many times
tried to change the way itís gotta be, for me
Iíve tried so many lines
tried to change the way I gotta see, for me

but still you bait me
and always underrate me
try to escape me
but now itís much too late, see

Iíve given up everything for you
Iíve given up everything for you

been lied to many times
so much I donít know if itís me, you see
some game stuck in my mind
but now my mind is stuck in me, you see

but still you bait me
and always underrate me
try to escape me
but now itís much too late, see

Iíve given up everything for you
Iíve given up everything for you
now I am done, finished, through
cuz Iíve given up everything for you

now Iím done! now Iím done!
 

4. HIGH ROAD
reason never seems to show itís face when youíre off the track
reason always seems to fall in place when you canít look back
whereís the reason in the way I feel my mind
whatís the reason that you gave me every time

trying to make reason of an unreasonable situation
trying to be pleasing in a total complication
nothing ever decent coming through, itís just an act
trying to take the high road but thereís no one taking my load

Iím trying to take the high road
but thereís nobody taking my load
Iím trying to take the high road
but thereís nobody taking my load off my back

reason never seems to interrupt when your tongue wonít quit
reason always seems itís given up when youíre looking for it
whereís the reason in the days you canít control
whatís the reason that you gave me more & more

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thereís no way to reason with you
thereís no way that I can please you
rearranged the seasons in the corner of my mind

reasons are all that you give me
if Iím wrong then please forgive me
Iíve been thinking youíre just a waste of time

(chorus)
 

5. JUST ONE
just one that I let slip away
just one still occupies a thought or two each day
just one could make me laugh
just one could make me say
my life was so much better with you in it

just one I tried but couldn't keep
just one still messes with my head
when I'm trying to sleep
just one could make me see
things so much differently
my mind was so much better with you in it

I know I didn't show, you didn't know the way I feel

I'm still thinking about you
I still think about you after all these years

just one I wish I didn't doubt
just one still echoes what my songs are all about
just one that took too long
for me to figure out
my life was so much better with you in it

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(repeat 1st verse)
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6. GOT ME BACK
I'm just beginning to figure out this one
I can't believe how long you've kept this hidden

you shoulda told me then, when it was happenin'
this should not have been so messed up

I tried & tried to revive what we once had
I think you like watching me feeling so sad

you shoulda told me then, when it was happenin'
this should not have been so messed up

you really did me in, I gotta say "you win!"
this should not have been so messed up

you got me back, I hope you're happy
you finally got me back
you took what we had and made it crappy
just to get me back

nothing I say seems to change how you're feeling
but I don't think I'm that guy you say I'm being

you shoulda told me then, when it was happenin'
this should not have been so messed up

you really did me in, I gotta say "you win!"
this should not have been so messed up

you got me back, I hope you're happy
you finally got me back
you took what we had and made it crappy
just to get me back

7. NOT SCARED
you think that I am inapparent, I am not
youíre calling me indifferent is that everything
yes, everything youíve got?
I hope that you got everything
yes, everything I am not
cuz Iím not anything til everything is sought

you wanted more than I could give you
and this storyís hard to live, do
you know boring are the days I get through
now that Iím back on my own

you think that you are innocent, you are not
youíve turned around what this has meant
but in the end you got caught
you tried to write a different ending
still intending to be bought
but Iím not buying anything youíve got

you wanted more than I could give you
and this storyís hard to live, do
you know boring are the days I get through
now that Iím back on my own

and Iím not scared at all
cuz Iím not scared to fall
and I wonít bare this wall to you at all
Iíll tear it down when I get through with you
and all the things you put me through

you wanted more than I could give you
and this storyís hard to live, do
you know boring are the days I get through
now that Iím back on my own

more than I had in me
and the story that begins me
is before you tried to win me
I was happy with me all alone

8. WASTED TIME
and so now here I am
stuck here with me again
same place I was before then

why did I think this time
everything would be fine
once more itís me left behind

I donít wanna feel this no more
itís been too many times before
it makes me grovel on the floor
so I donít want this anymore

itís just not worth the time
itís just not worth my mind
itís been so long since Iíve felt fine
seems my lifeís been wasted time

some say itís hit or miss
but I always miss the hits
who was I before all this

some say another try
I say another lie
followed by another goodbye

I donít wanna feel this no more
itís been too many times before
it makes me grovel on the floor
so I donít want this anymore

itís just not worth the time
itís just not worth my mind
itís been so long since Iíve felt fine
seems my lifeís been wasted time

it rips my soul right to the core
so I donít want this anymore

itís just not worth the time
itís just not worth my mind
itís been so long since Iíve felt fine
seems my lifeís been wasted time

9. MYSTERY
seems like I searched around for all my life
but I never knew just where
didnít know about you, didnít know your name
but I knew you when I saw your stare

never been the kind to let myself go
but this time I just had to find out
what it is that turns my head I just donít know
but you turn me inside out

donít know if I can take it
donít know if I can wait
donít know if youíre for real
donít know if life is fakiní
donít know if itís opaque
conít know the way to deal

all I really know is youíre a mystery
donít know where to go or
what youíre doing to me
thereís something about you
what should I do

donít know what to show you
youíre a mystery
only wanna know what youíre doiní to me
are you truth or lies
whoís in those eyes

donít be afraid to share your dreams with me
I can make them all come true
Iíll make the stars all shine, moonlight, the sea
all for the sake of you

donít run and hide just because you see in me
the same way that I see in you
cuz in the end you know thereís no one but me
can make you feel the way I do

so donít you wait no longer
to break this spell Iím under
just say the time is right
I tried so hard to reach you
tried my best to beseech
still you slip out of sight

all I really know is youíre a mystery
donít know where to go or
what youíre doing to me
thereís something about you
what should I do

donít know what to show you
youíre a mystery
only wanna know what youíre doiní to me
are you truth or lies
whoís in those eyes

it makes me yearn, fold inside and turn
it makes me yearn to step inside the burn

all I really know is youíre a mystery
donít know where to go or
what youíre doing to me
thereís something about you
what should I do

donít know what to show you
youíre a mystery
only wanna know what youíre doiní to me
are you truth or lies
whoís in those eyes

10. MESSIN' AROUND
I donĎt think that anything
went like you planned it, did it?
it backfired in your face
and finally ended for good

cuz I canít, and I wonít take it anymore
I canít... I wonít... with you anymore
Iím not taking part in any more of your games

Iím not messiní around this time
IĎm not messiní around this time
IĎve got nothiní to say... goodbye!
IĎm not messiní around this time

time went by and it didnít feel
any different, did it?
cuz you just found new ways
to make me livid again

cuz I canít, and I wonít take it anymore
I canít... I wonít... with you anymore
Iíve got better things to do than listen to you

Iím not messiní around this time
IĎm not messiní around this time
IĎve got nothiní to say... goodbye!
IĎm not messiní around this time

cuz I canít, and I wonít take it anymore
I canít... I wonít... with you anymore
Iíve said everything I really needed to say

Iím not messiní around this time
IĎm not messiní around this time
IĎve got nothiní to say... goodbye!
IĎm not messiní around this time

11. DEAR JOHN (a letter to John Lennon)
Dear John, it's been awhile
since you've been gone
hope time's been kind,
and given you peace of mind
Dear John, I'm still here,
and every year
it gets much harder
trying to seek what I must find

should I have gone with you, my friend?
and if I had...
tell me who then
would ask the questions
others choose to leave behind

Dear John, I sure could use your inspiration
to cut through the complications of the day
your voice was so much louder
than the ones who were much prouder
even though they had less to say
I wish that you could break the silence that he
sentenced you with violence
even though your
dream was love would
save the day

it's not the destination
but the journey that I fear
all the pain & desparation
ringing louder every year
and the harder that I try,
the more my self gets in the way
Dear John, it's getting tougher every day

Dear John, in closing I would like to tell you
that the system here that fell you
is still growing and now way out of control
all the love has turned to hate
all the hope has turned to fate
and happiness has no place to go
I guess what I've been tryiní to say
is that you're...
better off this way
take care, goodbye, but
know I miss you so

It's not the destination
but the journey that I fear
all my pain & desparation
ringing louder every year
and the harder that I try,
the more my self gets in the way
Dear John, it's getting tougher every day

Gone in the blink of an eye...why?
 

12. TAKE A LITTLE TIME
Iíve been thinkiní Ďbout
takiní some well deserved
time off for my brain
I... donít want... to feel this...
I donít want to feel this pain

just take a little time, think it over
gotta get back to me

I donít understand
what I got goiní on
deep inside my head
Iíll... just turn... it off in...
Iíll just turn it off instead

just take a little time, think it over
gotta get back to me

I know that you think youíre talking to me
but I donít even notice youíre there
what in the world am I doing to me
I donít even know if I care

just take a little time, think it over
gotta get back to me

no oneís gonna find me
until itís too late
please just leave me be
un... less I... get back to...
unless I get back to me