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Ben Harper lyrics

Album: Burn to Shine [1999]

Tracks12
 01  Alone
 02  The Woman in You
 03  Less
 04  Two Hands of a Prayer
 05  Please Bleed
 06  Suzie Blue
 07  Steal My Kisses
 08  Burn to Shine
 09  Show Me a Little Shame
 10  Forgiven
 11  Beloved One
 12  In the Lord's Arms
all Ben Harper lyrics



Alone
This empty room it fills my mind
Freedom it leaves me so confined
Every single bone has cracked
What in this life, you can't turn back

I don't want to live
I don't want to live here alone, alone

As these words part with my tounge
I question why they even sung
I promise but I lie
I don't even know myself inside

I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be here alone, alone

Today and tommorow have become one
Every single thing has become undone
Human nature is a beast
What I've done the most, to show I have the least

Please don't leave me here
Please don't leave me here
Don't you leave me alone, aloneback to top
The Woman in You
Could've sworn I heard you say amen this morning, showing some kind of sign that you believe
Did it fall from your tongue without warning or just another trick to fall from your sleeve
Did I hear you say that you believe in angels? I guess I bring the devil out in you
But we can both remove our halos 'cause even an angel needs love too

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me

Some things never change; some things never stay the same
But you're so innocent, I'll take all the blame
How I hate to remember for that means the day is past
Sometimes I wonder if I know her or if I really need to ask

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
Woman...

Half-man walks with no shadow of life he utters his distaste
No apology is expected
Love carved sorry in his face
Love carved sorry in his face

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you, in you, is the worry in me
Woman...back to top
Less
I could give you more, but you still wouldn't be happy
I could give all you need, but you still wouldn't be satisfied
I could give to our poor
Now what good would that be?
You'd shake hands with jesus
And you still would not believe

If you're happy with nothing you'll be so very happy with me
The less you expect the more you'll be pleased
The more you'll be pleased

I could change your mind, but what would you really be thinking
I'd show you a sign, but you'd just pass it on by
I could hold your hand but then we'd both be sinking
The problem with the world is everone's not just like you

If you're happy with nothing you'll be so very happy with me
The less you expect the more you'll be pleased
The more you'll be pleased

If you're happy with nothing you'll be so very happy with me
If you're happy with nothing you'll be so very happy with me
If you're happy with nothing you'll be so very happy with me...
So happy with nothing, so happy with meback to top
Two Hands of a Prayer
First time that I saw her she had white doves in her eyes
She spoke to me but I could not reply, not reply
She was a stranger I had known for years
She brought to me so many smiles and tears, smiles and tears

The two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer

Tired maid slowly drifts into the past, into the past
And finds a home where all echoes rest, where echoes rest
She softly kissed my mind, my mind, and whispered what will we do with time, do with time

The two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer

Am I the man I choose to be, choose to be,
Or just the man I used to be, used to be
Am I the man I want to be, I want to be
This question, it keeps haunting me, haunting me

The two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayerback to top
Please Bleed
Make me feel like a beggar
Make me feel like a thief
Make me feel like a battle, that cannot end in peace
Make me feel like running, as if I've lost my nerve
Make me feel like crying, tears I don't deserve

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you've done
Who have I become
To myself I am numb, I am numb, I am numb

Is this really living? sometimes it's hard to tell
Or is this a kind of gentler hell?
Turn out the lights
And let me stare into your soul
I was born and bled for you to hold

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you've done
Who have I become
To myself I am numb, I am numb, I am numb

Never said thank you
Never said please
Never gave reason to believe
So as it stands
I remain on my knees
Good lovers make great enemies

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you've done
Who have I become
To myself I am numb, I am numb, I am numbback to top
Suzie Blue
Won't you sing me the blues
Won't you sing me the blues
Sing me something my heart can use; misery loves a symphony

Does your face, your pretty face get lost in a crowd?
And you say no one's there
To hear you cry out loud
What will you do, suzie blue?

Where did you learn to do that so well?
Where did you learn to do that so well?
I guess that would be like kiss and tell
If it's a secret, why did you show me?

But your far away from the love you used to hold, don't sit and watch your self grow old
The day is new, suzie blue
The day is new, suzie blue

Real life has let you down
Real life has let you down
Someone stripped the jewel from your crown
Everybody is always somebody's something
Kissing from heaven in your arms
And we'll make love to the memories
They will always see us through, suzie blue
The day is new, suzie blue
The day is new, suzie blueback to top
Steal My Kisses
I pulled into nashville, tennessee, but you wouldn't even come around to see me
And since your headin' up to carolina, you know I'm gonna be right there behind
You

'cause I always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you

Now I love to feel that warm southern rain, just to hear it fall is the
Sweetest sounding thing
And to see it fall on your simple country dress it's like heaven to me I must
Confess

'cause I always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you

Now I've been hangin around you for days, but when I lean in you just turn your
Head away
Oh no, you didn't mean that
She said I love the way you think, but I hate the way you act

'cause I always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from youback to top
Burn to Shine
We made love until we cried and cried ourselves to laughter
Laughed until we realise our hearts were struck were fear
How in just a moments time could one see for ever after
I gently lie beside of you and dream away my tears

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

Funny things you learn from your mama, like the way to throw your head back when your swallowing pills
Funny things you learn from your papa, like when you're talking you just can't keep your hands still

But that was now and this is then
It never lasts for long
How I miss the good old days; but I'm so glad they're gone

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

I'd like to spend the time that you would like to spend with me
So that you could help me out with my dependancy
'cause I'm hoplessly addicted, addicted to your sorrow
Makes me never wanna work, beg or borrow

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shineback to top
Show Me a Little Shame
You, you've been looking at me just a little too long, now I can never look the same
Blindness and kindness, there's no difference in the two when I can no longer see the good in you

So won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame

Now 'cause i'm, I'm a gentleman, lookin' for a gentlewomen, so-called ladies keep breakin my heart
Show me a house, show me a home, show me how it could all fall apart

So won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame

'cause now i wake up in the morning more tired than before I slept
I get through crying and I'm sadder then before I wept
I get through thinking and the thoughts have left my head
I get through speaking and I can't remember not a word that I said

You change your mind so many times, I wonder if you have a mind at all
And I'd rather be by myself than to have your lonesome company come to call

So won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shameback to top
Forgiven
I will wait like nothing; I have ever waited for
I will catch your tears from falling; until from my hands they poor

You can leave me abandoned, I'll be here if you walk back in
Like the rest I have been branded far beneath the skin
So far beneath the skin

You shall be, you shall be, you shall be forgiven
You shall be, you shall be, you shall be forgiven

Here I have been standing but the time has come and gone
I tried singing to you, but you turned my words to stone

Here I have been waiting, it seems for quite a while
Changed all my reflections
But inside still just a child
But inside still just a child

You shall be, you shall be, you shall be forgiven
You shall be, you shall be, you shall be forgiven

These eyes weren't made for crying; this love wasn't made to waste
These arms weren't made for battle, but to share in your embrace

You shall be, you shall be, you shall be forgiven
You shall be, you shall be, you shall be forgivenback to top
Beloved One
Beloved one (from cd live from mars)

We have both been here before
Knockin' upon love's door
Begging for someone to let us in
Knowing this we can agree to keep each other company
Never to go down that road again

My beloved one, my beloved one

Your eyes shine through me
You are so divine to me
Your heart has a home in mine
We won't have to say a word
With a touch all shall be heard
When I search my heart it's you I find

My beloved one, my beloved one, my beloved one

You were meant for me, I believe you were sent to me from a dream straight into
To my *arms*
Hold your body* *close to me
You mean the most to me
We will keep each other safe from harm

My beloved one, my beloved one, my beloved oneback to top
In the Lord's Arms
Like the wings stolen from an angel
Like petals gone from a rose
Like a dove caught in a storm

Tonight he's in the lord's arms

The wind it blew straight through us
And whispered to me in tongues
I was told I was wrong

Tonight he would be in the lord's arms
Tonight he is in the lord's arms

So I drink this wine to him
With each glass, a memory
He left with his crown of thornes

Tonight he's in the lord's arms
Tonight he's in the lord's arms
Tonight he's in the lord's armsback to top
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