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Ben Kweller lyrics

Album: On My Way [2004]

Tracks11
 01  I Need You Back
 02  Hospital Bed
 03  My Apartment
 04  On My Way
 05  The Rules
 06  Down
 07  Living Life
 08  Ann Disaster
 09  Believer
 10  Hear Me Out
 11  Different But the Same
all Ben Kweller lyrics



I Need You Back
Take me back when you think that it's good.
It feels worse than they said it would.
You're gone but not forever.
When I know I'm never wanted
I tuck away in my turtle shell.
I've standed on this hex forever.

I need you back, I need you have,
to take away all of my pain and then my fear.

Hey! I need you back.

Like a ghost on his darkest visit,
you got my soul, now baby why is it
gone gone gone? Take it from me.
You are free if you can sleep at night,
you really must be hard if you're feeling alright.
Hey hey hey, we're way uptown, we gotta turn around.

I need you back, I need you here,
to take away all of my pain and then my fear.

Hey! I need you back.

I need you back, I need you here,
to take away all of my pain and then my fear.

Hey! I need you back.
(I'm so lost without you.)back to top
Hospital Bed
La la la la la.
We are jus ta sexual making me an alcoholic relation.
Words hit much harder than bullets from a gun,
a shovel to the skull, a stab in the spine.
Be my valentine, you don't have to say much.
This machine is so mature, it's so much your type.

(boy) "You be Betty!"
(girl) "I'll be Betty!"
(boy) "I'll play Joe!"
(girl) "You play Joe!"
We'll crawl out of my window, honey,
and in the morning I'm out of my head,
I wish I was sleeping In your hospital bed.
Give me some time to get on your mind.
La la la la la.

Hey, come on down to my world.
The memories enhance the way that you feel.
I wanna get right back down but you're moving so fast,
and I wanna be everywhere twice.
This machine is so mature, it's so much your type.

(boy) "You be Betty!"
(girl) "I'll be Betty!"
(boy) "I'll play Joe!"
(girl) "You play Joe!"
We'll crawl out of my window, honey,
and in the morning I'm out of my head,
I wish I was sleeping In your hospital bed.
Give me some time to get on your mind.
La la la la. La la la la.

And in the morning I'm out of my head,
I wish I was sleeping In your hospital bed.
Give me some time to get on your mind.back to top
My Apartment
Sometimes I wish I had a farm
Where the only pollution is your cigarettes
Where your mind is clear.
But I like it here in my small space.
New York's the place where the sidewalks know my face
As I walk to

My apartment, the home where I hide
Away from all the darkness outside.
I'm there all the time.

Bikes ride to the park and city pools.
It's summer now; empty the school.
Fly home to my cat on the F train.
I'm protected from pain
When I'm in

My apartment, the home where I hide
Away from all the darkness outside.
I'm there all the time.

I'm there in my apartment, the home where I hide
Away from all the darkness outside.
I'm there all the timeback to top
On My Way
I want to kill this man but he turned around and ran.
I'll kill him with karate that I learned in Japan.
He wouldn't see my face. I wouldn't leave a trace.
I wouldn't use a bullet cause a bullet's a disgrace.

Aw, mom, I never thought that I was a murdering man
But tonight I'm on my way.

There's this drawer that I know in a house up the road
That's full of things that are easily sold.
When they go out of town I could go and snoop around
And make myself rich off the things that I found.

Aw, mom, I never thought that I was a stealing man
But tonight I'm on my way.

I was sitting on the bleacher staring at the speaker,
Reading his lips but I could not understand.
So I opened up my ears and clearly I could hear
This detailed story all about a grain of sand.

Aw, mom, I always dreamt of being a good listener
So tonight I'm on my way.

There's this kid you gotta meet. He lives across the street.
He's got spirit and heart. We're ten years apart.
He is up for anything. He can hang with anyone.
He still likes the things we used to think were fun.

Aw, mom, I never thought that I could have a friend
But tonight I'm on my way.

I'm in love with someone who's as pretty as a flower.
Her life give me power so I'm buyin' her a ring.
She makes hats with her hands. She is such an artist.
I'm her biggest fan and I'm teaching her to sing

Aw, mom, I never thought that I could love no one
But tonight I'm on my way.back to top
The Rules
"The Rules"
By: Ben Kweller

[Verse 1]
Years ago, I lost my guard
Ever since, it's been hard
Standing up, like a man
Like a father, understand
That all I do, is not enough
For myself, I am tough
On myself, I need to be
I need direction, oh please

[Chorus]
Show me all the rules, girl
I just want to get'em wrong
Show me all the rules girl
I just want to belong

[Pre-Verse]
But first I'm gonna sing my song

[Verse 2]
I try to do, what is right
I try to win, without a fight
But time and time, I turn around
To that gun, on the ground
I try to seek, more than this
A nice smile, a wet kiss
Don't wanna miss, what I'm looking for
But its behind, your door

[Chorus]
Show me all the rules, girl
I just want to get'em wrong
Show me all the rules girl
I just want to belong

Whoo!

[Solo]

[Chorus] 4x for outro
Show me all the rules, girl
I just want to get'em wrong
Show me all the rules girl
I just want to belongback to top
Down
I am empty and I'm tired
And I'm homesick and inspired.
I can't know everything that you know
'cause I'm learning as I go.
I wanna see your love.

When I wake up I'm the same
'cause I sleep well when I dream away.
Bluebird house on fire like an only child.
I wanna see your love.

When I'm in your arms
Nothing can bring me down.
When I'm in your arms, girl
Nothing can bring me down.

All the fires on the ground
Are laughing with their crackling sound.
I don't fight. I don't scream.
I don't listen to anything.
I wanna see your love.

When I'm in your arms
Nothing can bring me down.
When I'm in your arms, girl
Nothing can bring me down.

I am selfish without you.
I'm over and you're always new.
I'll never let you down from your tower
Or take away your crown.

When I'm in your arms
Nothing can bring me down.
When I'm in your arms, girl
Nothing can bring me down.

Nothing can bring me down.
Nothing can bring me down.back to top
Living Life
The greenest trees you'll ever see
Are the ones in your mind.
And all the answers and the dreams
Will come to you in time.

Yeah, you are living life
The way you feel.

I know the world around you,
Everyone shares the sky.
You never see darkness,
You are the daylight.

Yeah, you are living life
The way you feel.

Go away with a smile.
Don't forget about your past.
Don't keep yourself from giving.
I am always watching you
Be yourself and stayin' true
'cause it makes me feel like life's worth living.

The way you feel.

I've never minded where you're going,
I know that change is part of you.
I'm not gonna hide anymore, I'm gonna listen to myself
And maybe one day I can be real too.

Yeah, you living life.
Yeah you are, you are living life.
Don't you know that you are living life.
The way you feel.
And that is real.back to top
Ann Disaster
make it better,
Make this whole thing come together
With your false alarmin'.

I know what you want,
You want a piece of me.

So we're waiting and not frustrating,
You made a comeback and now you're ready
To attack with our eyes wide open.

I know what you want,
You want a piece of me.

You can tell a thousand lies
But you can't hide or surprise your future.

I know what you want,
You want a piece of me.

Ann Disaster
Ann Disaster

Ann D, come on, Disaster
Ter
Terback to top
Believer
When you're hurt you heal others.
When you're in need you give.
Because of you I am living the most that I can live.

Oh, sweet darling girl
I'm so glad you found me.
Oh, sweet darling girl
Your power surrounds me.

Remember me, don't forget me,
I have something true.
My path is dark, my steps uncertain, unless I walk
With you.

Oh, sweet darling girl
I'm so glad you found me.
Oh, sweet darling girl
Your power surrounds me.

Your power...surrounds me.

You speak to me without speaking.
You touch so I can feel.
With your strength I am stronger, at last I know I'm real.

Oh, sweet darling girl
I'm so glad you found me.
Oh, sweet darling girl
Your power surrounds me.

Your power...Oh...

Whoa... sweet darling girl
I'm so glad you found me.
I'm so glad that you found me, yeah you did
And your power surrounds me.back to top
Hear Me Out
Breaking the Rubik's cube.
Making me lose the beat.
Blue jean-baby girl,
We are an apogee
Down in the Christmas tree.

Hear me out,
You don't know I'm here.

I want it all too soon,
Faster than laser beams.
Come on people now,
Take your depressed friends out
They need a love to stay.

Hear me out,
You don't know I'm here.

I wanna come and play
Outside your bedroom gate.
I wanna pick you up.
Blue jean-baby girl,
Take me to outer space.

Phew... I found it now,
All of the common places are in their face.
The world is trapped inside
Taking me for a ride
And I don't know your name.

Hear me out,
You don't know I'm here.
(hear me out)back to top
Different But the Same
"Different But The Same"

There's no time to phone home when you're
Racing your own time.
We contemplate, you gotta wait your own turn.
Up the noise, with some poison with great poise.
You can't compare it to...
Or let it scare you through...
If every thing you do is not as smoothly as we planned.

You gotta understand there is more for you.
But all you gotta do is put yourself with the people,
They're the ones who make the world spin.
Lust in favor, you can win.

And you'll take home the gold medallion
And ride the wobbly wave of fame.
That is why you came

To your senses to feel it out
And try to kill off every doubt.
Your mother worries but no one worries quite like you,
And when you start you must rely on your own heart.
'Cause nothing works the same
or takes the blame or wins the game
with your head in your hands in the pouring rain.
I wanna see you as you are
Like a lonely star.

There is more for you.
But all you gotta do is put yourself with the people,
They're the ones who make the world spin.
Lust in favor, you can win.

And you'll take home the gold medallion
And ride the wobbly wave of fame.
That is why you came

You gotta be strong, you gotta teach your son
How to stand up straight when you want to run,
How to care and love, how to be yourself,
To be different but the same.back to top
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