MEREDITH BROOKS

Meredith Brooks

I Need
Bitch
Somedays
Watched You Fall
Pollyanne
Shatter
My Little Town
What Would Happen
It Don't Get Better
Birthday
Stop
Wash My Hands


            I Need
I need some good luck 
I need a best friend 
I need a rough dog 
I need a mountain 
I need some new clothes a TV, a cause 
a trip to nirvana, the thrill of applause 
I need a wet kiss 
I need to confess 
I need a vision, religion, the right to be silent 
and then to be heard 
a week on an island 
a diet that works

I need a dose of the Bible 
another course of survival 
just talking 'bout the essentials 
to make me feel alive

that's all I need 
see how easy I am to please 
that's all I need 
see how easy I am

I need some money, more money and more time 
a strong cup of coffee 
a haircut, a lifeline 
a stranger to trust me 
my father to love me 
Seattle, a sunburn, and lots of Todd Rundgren 
I need a guitar 
to do it on all fours 
Cool friends, weekends and someone to die for

When I'm alone on my couch 
Nothing can settle me down 
I'm adding on to my list 
It makes me feel alive
that's all I need 
see how easy I am to please 
that's all I need 
see how easy I am I am I am

yeah that's all I need

I need a guru 
I need to chill 
I need a Mercedes 280 SL 
yeah that'll fix it- I'll be complete 
I need a -- I need I need a

That's all I need 
see how easy I am to please 
that's all I need 
Maybe then I will be complete

That's all I need 
I'm not asking for everything 
That's all I need 
See how easy I am- I am 


Bitch
I hate the world today 
Your so good to me, I know 
but I can't change 
Tried to tell you but you looked at me like maybe I'm an angel underneath
innocent and sweet

Yesterday I cried 
You must have been relieved to see the softer side 
I can understand how you'd be so confused 
I don't envy you 
I'm a little bit of everything 
all rolled into one

I'm a bitch 
I'm a lover 
I'm a child 
I'm a mother 
I'm a sinner 
I'm a saint 
I do not feel ashamed 
I'm your hell 
I'm you dream 
I'm nothing in between 
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

So take me as I am 
This may mean you'll have to be a stronger man 
Rest assured that when I start to make you nervous 
And I'm going to extremes 
Tomorrow I will change 
and today won't mean a thing

I'm a bitch 
I'm a lover 
I'm a child 
I'm a mother 
I'm a sinner 
I'm a saint 
I do not feel ashamed 
I'm your hell 
I'm you dream 
I'm nothing in between 
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

Just when you think you got me figured out 
The season's already changin' 
I think it's cool you do whatcha do 
and don't try to save me

I'm a bitch 
I'm a lover 
I'm a child 
I'm a mother 
I'm a sinner 
I'm a saint 
I do not feel ashamed 
I'm your hell 
I'm you dream 
I'm nothing in between 
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

I'm a bitch 
I'm a tease 
I'm a goddess on my knees 
When you're hurt 
When you suffer 
I'm your angel undercover 
I've been numb 
I'm revived 
Can't say I'm not alive 
You know I wouldn't want it ANY other way


            Somedays
Somedays it goes your way 
your on a road you can't explain 
and then it all goes down the drain 
Your cat's hit by a car 
the ATM eats you card 
you're wondering what changed from yesterday

Save me from- from going mental 
Save me from just spinning out

Somedays are better than others 
Somedays you just can't figure out 
Somedays you can't explain

My best friend and me one night 
Were drinking peace on crescent height (?) 
Just like that we end up in a fight 
like a yo-yo up and down 
you're heading north 
you end up south

Save me from- from going mental 
Save me from just spinning out

Somedays are better than others 
Somedays you just can't figure out 
Somedays are better than others 
you can't explain somedays away 
someday

Save me from- from going mental 
Save me from spinning out

Somedays are better 
Somedays are never 
Somedays- whatever 
Somedays are better than lovers 
Somedays you just can't figure out 
Somedays are better than others 
Somedays you just can't get out 
Someday, yeah yeah


            Watched You Fall
You were my wild companion 
we were forever high high high 
we burned the night around us 
sleeping could wait until we die 
You were the scars of passion 
and since the crashing came 
You've broken every promise 
I walked away

I watched you fall 
I was blind to ya 
was lying to ya 
like everyone else who watched you fall 
say they love you but they're laughing when you crawl

It's such a weary feeling 
When you've been stealing from yourself 
wishing the world away 
blaming someone else 
no one can do this for you 
straighten you hair 
fix your face 
Take all the pain inside you wash it away

I watched you fall 
I was blind to ya 
was lying to ya 
like everybody else who watched you fall 
say they love you but they're laughing when you crawl

Did I hear you? 
Did I try? 
Can I forgive myself for not standing by?

I watched you fall 
I was blind to ya 
was lying to ya 
like everybody else who watched you fall 
say they love you but they're laughing, laughin' when you crawl 
I was blind to ya 
was lying to you 
said I love you but I'm laughing 
when you crawl 
was blind to ya 
you fall
I watched you fall 
I watched you


            Pollyanne
Here we go again 
same ol' argument 
you're callin me Miss Pollyanne 
you see the world as cruel 
and being mad is cool 
you think that I don't give a damn

You don't have to shout to be heard 
Who said dark is deep 
You'd rather flip the bird 
I'd rather show ya signs of peace 
Love ain't a dying art 
as far as I can see 
yeah... o sentimental me

Fist up in the air 
mine used to be up there 
you only give yourself away 
so paint your roses black and blue 
use the fuck word I can too 
when I have nothing else to say

You don't have to shout to be heard 
Who said dark is deep 
You'd rather flip the bird 
I'd rather show ya signs of peace 
Love ain't a dying art 
as far as I can see 
yeah... o sentimental me 
yeah... sentimental me 
yeah...

You don't have to shout to be heard 
Who said dark is deep 
You'd rather flip the bird 
I'd rather show ya signs of peace 
Love ain't a dying art 
as far as I can see 
yeah... o sentimental me 
yeah... sentimental me 
yeah... sentimental 

here we go again 
we may never change 
so you can call me Pollyanne


            Shatter
Prick of a pin
No blood on me
I've been tested
Total wasted
In too deep
To the zone
I retreat
What doesn't kill you
Makes you strong eventually
Lay to my skin
Blurring the edge
Seven doves are waiting for me up ahead
I just breathe in
I just breathe out
I've taken every hairpin curve by now

I may crack
But I'll never shatter
I may crack
But it doesn't matter
I may crack
But I'll never shatter
I may crack

Promise the world
Dropped in a pool
Was it fun
Did you enjoy acting so cruel
Well here's the thing
Still have my head
I stumble hard but I'm not sleeping in your bed
Saved by the sun
No shame on me
Come out screaming it's the only time we're free
I just breathe out
I just breathe in
I ride the wave until I come again

I may crack
But I'll never shatter
I may crack
But I'll never shatter
I may crack
But I'll never shatter
I may crack

But I'll never shatter
Cause I still have a secret
In the dark I keep it close
I still have a secret no one knows

I may crack, but I'll never shatter 
Just erased it over and over 
I may crack, but it doesn't matter
In the darkness, I'll never shatter

Shake down
Twisted in time
It's amusing that I'm feelin' fine
I just breathe in, I just breathe out
I may crack but I'll never shatter

Cause I still have a secret
In the dark I keep it close
I still have a secret no one knows
In the dark I keep it close

I may crack
But I'll never shatter
I may crack
But it doesn't matter
I may crack
But I'll never shatter
I may crack

            My Little Town
We lock the doors at night
All the sirens scream
I don't drive my car
Insurance is too high

I live here in the city
My hometown's far away
I workout with concrete
I don't drive my car

The stars come out at night
You see them on the strip
Everybody arms themselves
There's no other place like this

I'll never leave this 
Small town girl behind
The place where I come from
Is with me all the time

Oh, you could walk the streets 
When the sun goes down 
In my little town
You don't need defenses 
When the sun goes down
In my little town

Back home on the street
After 10 at night
Mrs. Avery walks her dog 
Checks to see what's going on
She doesn't lock the door
She lives here in good health
You don't hear the horn
When Mrs. Avery walks her dog

All I ever wanted 
Was a view of city lights
Break away from here 
Leave behind the quiet nights
Spend half your life 
Trying to make a change
Then the other half 
Trying to get back again

Oh, you could walk the streets 
When the sun goes down 
In my little town
You don't need defenses 
When the sun goes down
In my little town

Look down the road
Look at the highway
Look past the fences
Look at the faces
What do you have on the other side?

Oh, you could walk the streets 
When the sun goes down 
In my little town
You don't need defenses 
When the sun goes down
In my my town
You could walk the streets 
When the sun goes down 
In my little town
You don't need defenses 
In my little town where I come from
In my little town you don't need a gun 
In my little town where I come from
In my little town
            What Would Happen
Electricity
Eye to Eye
Hey don't I know you
I can't speak

Striped my senses
On the spot
I've never been defenseless
I can't even make sense of this
You speak and I don't hear a word

What would happen if we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away
Would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth
Lust to lust
Spontaneously combust

The room is spinning
Out of control
Act like you didn't notice 
Brushed my hand

Forbidden fruit
Ring on my finger
You're such a moral moral man
Would you throw it away
No question
Will I pretend I'm innocent

What would happen if we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away
Would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth
Lust to lust
Spontaneously combust

What would happen if we kissed

I struggle with myself again
Quickly the walls come crumbling
Don't know if I can turn away

What would happen if we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away
Would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth

If we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away
Would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth
If we kissed
If we kissed


            It Don't Get Better
Woke up this morning with my head so heavy... 
Thought about leaving on the next train comin' 
Sometimes it gets so easy running from town to town 
But changing beds won't change this feeling that I'm gonna drown 
Too many hearts are broken-- we're never asked why 
Too many sunsets are just passing us by 
Come over here now don't be shy 
Do you want to be happy or you want to be right? 

It don't get much better than this 
There's nowhere left to run to 
No use worryin' about what you missed 
Cause here it is baby it don't get better than this 

We talk and talk and never know what it means 
It really doesn't matter 'cause nothin's ever what is seems 
All I ever wanted is here with you 
But sometimes, baby, I get wrapped up and confused 
So lets go on down to the edge of the sand 
Take some time and take my hand 
So much here we don't understand 
So kiss me like the world is gonna end!

It don't get much better than this 
There's nowhere left to run to 
No use worryin' about what you missed 
Cause here it is baby: It don't get better than this 
Oh, better than this

Come on 
Come on take my hand 

It don't get much better than this 
There's nowhere left to run to 
No use worryin' about what you missed 
Yeah here it is baby: it don't get better than this
Oh Oh Oh (various chorus shouts until end)


            Birthday
When's your birthday?
What's your middle name?
Who's youre hero?
What's your favourite flavour ice-cream?
Can you tell me, tell me this

Are you Aries?
Are you on the cusp of cancer?
Gonna get to know you better
What? No it's not a quiz

You can trust me now, we'll dig a little deeper
Let's trade numbers let's trade beepers
So I can find you any place
Hey, why are you looking at your watch?
We haven't had desert
It's early just 8:30, only our first date

I wanna know do you love me yet?
Do you feel the same? are you everything?
I wanna know isn't true love great?
Come'on tell me, when's your birthday?

Where ya going 
Why ya leavin'?
After all whe've been through
Cant't you think of me, i'll think of you
Don't throw it all away
I'll quit my job I'll have you're children
You'll work hard I'll spend your millions
Hey no pressure you've got time
Just don't make me wait

I wanna know
Do you believe in fate?
When you're moving in, be my everything
I wanna know we are for always
Come'on tell me, when's your birthday?
When's your birthday?

And it isn't just a ???? high
I never felt this way about any other guy before
I ain't getting any younger
I ain't fooling anymore

I wanna know do you love me yet?
I wanna wear your ring, be your everything
I wanna know isn't true love great?
Come on tell me Come on tell me 

I wanna know do you believe in fate?
Do you feel the same? be my everything
I wanna know isn't true love great?
Come on tell me
When's your birthday?
            Stop
It's seven in the morning and your walking out the door
You got no time for coffee
I'm standing here remembering when my kisses made you late
Gonna take a minute for my morning meditation
But I'm on the phone call... waiting... click... done
Under an invasion I feel like
I'm a spinning ball in a lottery cage

If we aren't making love how can we be lovers?
Gonna post a vacancy sign under the covers
Before it gets to late I'm gonna say

Stop what you're doing and love me now
I'm making my move come on and love me now
I come home so tired just wanna put my feet up
You watch Letterman and eat something old I heat up
Then we both fall asleep before the rooster starts to crow
No time to fight we pretend love is so sweet
When all we're missing is what's between the sheets
Used to find an hour between start and go
What ever happened to staying up all night?
When the bed became our island and it was just you and I
Our troubles would slip away when we said

Stop what you're doing and love me now
I'm making my move come on and love me now
Time... time...
Time... time... time...
Are we meating the time?
Just you and I, magic ride

If we aren't making love how can we be lovers?
Gonna post a vacancy sign under the covers
Before it gets to late I'm gonna say

Stop what you're doing and love me now
I'm making my move come on and love me now
Stop what you're doing and love me now
I'm making my move come on and love me now


            Wash My Hands
Washed my hands of crimes
Pour the water over my skin, my spine
Cleans my soul and ease my mind
I've been fixed all the damage done
Why do I always forget how far I've come?

I'm done dying for the past
I'm done dying for the past

Sins all forgiven now
Let's call it even shall we
Can't you judge me for my love
And not mistakes I've made
I swear by who I am and not by yesterday

I'm done dying for the past
I'm done dying for the last time
The last time, the last time, the last time

In between black and white I disappear
Circled around the stone until I landed here

I'm done dying for the past
I'm done dying for the past
I'm done dying
I'm done for the last time.