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No Use for a Name lyrics

Album: More Betterness! [1999]

 01  Not Your Savior
 02  Life Size Mirror
 03  Chasing Rainbows
 04  Lies Can't Pretend
 05  Why Doesn't Anybody Like Me
 06  Sleeping In
 07  Fairytale of New York
 08  Pride
 09  Always Carrie
 10  Let It Slide
 11 Six Degree from Misty
 12 Coming Too Soon
 13  Saddest Song
 14  Room 19
all No Use for a Name lyrics

Not Your Savior
Unlucky seventeen,
already handed plans for the future
glamour obsessed, told how to dress,
and shown how to think
and I don't have a job,
but I can show you how to be a slob
so many days, wasted and glazed
sometimes I laugh aloud as I think about
you asking me "please can you help me?"
can't help myself
I'm not your savior

I'm not who you want me to be
a cowardly mistake I've made so many times before,
refusing to break
cut my losses ties them with you,
like a good boy I'll pretend
and promise not to do it again

do you remember when,
life was so simple and permanent?
everyone's changed, everyone's cool, everyone sucks
but I can't seem to complain,
exciting and new is just not there
you're getting scared
I'm not your savior,
never thought I was anyway
I'm a void with empty promises
that backs the words that we spoke
like a fuel tank running dry,
you'll believe it when I chokeback to top
Life Size Mirror
she was done before the start,
always mending broken hearts
making others miserable
not knowing who she's hurting
father said, "this day will be, one for everyone to see"
is it true you'll follow suit and have you learned a thing?

it's just a selfish way to go,
it's safe to say she'll never know
for every person there's a whole life story waiting to be told
when she is happy it's ok,
but then these people start to fade
then we'll just watch her self-destruct as she gets old

she put up defensive shields, to walk through all of life's minefields
all defined by make-up and a car behind she's hiding
"father do you have to go, left me questions i don't know"
any answers or even close the life time lie was true

she's gonna move on with her life, and take it one heart at a time
and watch the little girl inside her wait behind as she goes on
but with this black heart she decides,
who she'll take in and shove aside
until the day she sees that everyone is gone

getting used to people leaving,
thinking true love is deceiving
soon she'll know how lonely it can be

now was it really worth the pain?
a couple pills make her feel sane
while she lives out the story written for the part she is to play
with so much shame for her to hide,
there's no more dignity, no pride
then there will only be dark in her light of day
and she will only see a reflection,
of her father's rejection
nothing will change until she breaks this life, this life-size mirrorback to top
Chasing Rainbows
Just heard the news today, let yourself down once again
Trusted your feelings in a place that no one goes
Will you do anything, to satisfy your so-called friend?
There's something you ought to know, before you explode

All I want to do is make sure you stop chasing rainbows
Trusting those around you is an easy thing to do
I'm not saying don't believe in someone that you don't know
Just don't go on thinking that the whole world tells the truth

It's all fucked up, being reserved and quiet
She doesn't understand the message that you send
Don't give it all away somewhere, someday there's someone
Who can replace that state of mind, you never give it time (never)

All I want to do is make sure you stop chasing rainbows
Letting everybody crawl inside your heart and mine
Kicking you is easy when you're down that's where the weak know
To release their anger on someone who will not try
To stand up, and give them a fightback to top
Lies Can't Pretend
Lies Can't Pretend
I received your letter in the mail
Sounds like times are hard for you again
You said that you'd be nineteen in September of this year
And you're breaking up with your first girlfriend
"My dad and I got in a fight, he told me to leave"
When everything was fine
There isn't much that I can do to help you tes it's true
But I promise that the hurt will heal in time...
And you don't deserve this

Lies can't pretend, just another way of thinking
People can change when it seems they're not there for you
Truth cannot lie, never heard a better word that trust
Yes it's in you, know that it's true and right

Let me count the ways that I feel so sorry
When it rains it drains the spirit dry
We all have our mishaps, misfortunes, misopportunities
And the strength to carry on consider yourself free...
And you don't deserve thisback to top
Why Doesn't Anybody Like Me
No Use For A Name - Why Doesn'y Anybody Like Me

maybe you dont understand it
what keeps them awake at night
what goes through thier little minds
when you turn off the light

always having to say sorry
tears are stained on the pillow
like the light of the moon they cant be one
cant exist without the son

lets think clearly for a while
can he shine without a smile?

why am i alone with no one to be found?
looks like they know whats best for me
why doesnt anybody like me
i dont understand?
guess ill have to crawl inside and i dont know why
im sitting by myself when the problem isn't mine

been around the block a few times
been beat up by all his friends
learning life is like a maze
that never seems the end

like an open book,
blank pages left for only him to write
life is short this chapter takes to long
cant tell the right from the worng

its so hard for you to place,
and expression on his face

why am i alone with no one to be found?
looks like they know whats best for me
why doesnt anybody like me
i dont understand?
guess ill have to crawl inside and i dont know why
im sitting by myself when the problem isn't mine

why doens't anybody like me
i dont understand
why my friends and family left me
at six years old he wont be taught a meaning of this mess
he'll just have to take a guess, and make his own plan
and we'll never see the child, who was forced to be a manback to top
Sleeping In
Sleeping In
Packing up the pictures in an old shoe box
It's so silent I can almost hear you walk
Down the hall standing in front of that window
If heaven is so high, then why are you so low?
Does it feel, that you're taking back the love that made him real

In the darkness you will always see his face
And I could never take the place of him
Today I'm sleeping in

Woke up it's too late and I should be in school
There's always something wrong when you ignore the rules
Never want to see myself in front of that window
Sucking up your tears, didn't want to let me know too much
Reaching out your hand for one last touch

Take me with you, everybody here is fake
And I don't wanna feel the same when you give in
In a lifetime, time will always take our place
But I will lay here shielded from the pain

This is a long time from today
You gave me all that I could take
And gave me strength to carry on

In the darkness, you will always see his face
And I don't wanna be there when you do, give in
In a lifetime, time will always take our place
And I will lay here shielded from the pain

I do whatever I want, you never let me down
I always know when lost somehow you're found
Although life has all thse consequences now
And that's OK, and that's OKback to top
Fairytale of New York
More Betterness - 99

It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you
Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around youback to top
I see you clinging, stereotyping just to feel comfort, just to belong
Desperate for meaning to make sense of your life
Let me try to make you understand...
You got it wrong

You're not gonna catch me waving flags over my head
Looking straight and standing tall
I refuse to build the wall by adding my own bricks
That separate us all

I'd rather die than be a part of your pride

This ain't the homeland they've written books on
Never have been there, how would you know
Following footsteps that will get you nowhere
And living by some rules that were made up one hundred years ago

You're not gonna find me digging through my family tree
Just to find out who I am
I don't need to know that I'm linked to some murderer
To live on the same land

I'd rather die than be a part of your pride

So it looks like I'll be here for a long time now
Some things are better left mysteries
Can't change the future when living in the past
So do what you want and I'll decide my own historyback to top
Always Carrie
More Betterness - 99

When I'm awake at night, sometimes I picture you
And hear those words again you said, "I'm leaving"
I couldn't hold you down and not expect that you would drown
I'm a clown, but no one's laughing

Maybe you're from another planet, one I want to invade
It's all been said (it's all been said)
To me you're dead (to me you're dead)
And it's time you turn your page

I'm not sure what it was that led us down a dead-end road
Some of those signs can be quite deceiving
I knew your favorite things, didn't know that one of them was someone else
I'm done believing

Someday there will be understanding
Everyday is a tragedy
It's me you blame (it's me you blame)
But it's the shame (but it's the shame)
That you will always carrie, that wou will always carrie
That you will always carrieback to top
Let It Slide
More Betterness - 99

I spend a day or nine then finally realize
There's really nothing going on
So why should I try to shake leaves
When there's no one in my trees that I should care about

Let it fall, let it rise
Let it be and let it slide
Let tomorrow come and take my mind away

I see the world get by
And watch my friends get high
I really don't care who's to blame
They love to point fingers at you
'Cause there's nothing else to do but waste away my time

Let it fall, let it rise
Let it be and let it slide
Let tomorrow come and take my time away

Let it fall, let it rise
Let it be and let it slide
Let tomorrow come and take my time away

Let tomorrow come and take my time awayback to top
Saddest Song
Saddest Song - More Betterness - 99

What's wrong with everyone? There's a panic in their eyes
Like others getting close are aliens, in disguise
They smell conspiracy on the lips of dearest friends
Reminds me of a time long ago, They think it's the end

Of what we all created, used to love but now we hate it
Life is as simple as the mind it lives in
The truth is a waste of time, when we're conditioned to understand
Lies are the right was as we watch the blind leading the blind

Everything that we see is another's suffering
Learn to enjoy the message the TV is delivering
You're safe being the glass like being at the zoo
The face of guilty thoughts turns around and looks just like you

Don't want be another, victim but you watch them suffer
Organized, de-sensitized and trained
To wake up at 6 AM, go to work come home and in bed by ten
When the feeling is safe and warm
Horrified by any change, living by consensus destroys us
Paints pretty pictures at the same time will do us more harmback to top
Room 19
it's been so long since you been here
and i'm dying
is there something you would like to say?

just drop the present on the shelf
by the flowers
and make the feeling go away

looking back i can't recall
who was listening
when i just to walk the streets at night

like a bird that used to sing
i was happy
i was flying all the time
and it's hard to look back

better days
and different ways
i can't explain
another song to sing
it all was simplified

don't know now
what it's about
what have i learned
to live without
it takes a day to live a life

i can't believe the way the world
is so different
look what the lines in my face have made

living in my bed i'm right next to the road
the one that goes the other way
takes me to a different place

did you know
that i was just as young as you
i had a job, a home, a family and a car

did you say
that yesterday
are just right now
you'll never know the feeling of my bleeding heart

did you say
that yersterday
or just right now
you'll never know the feeling of my bleeding heartback to top
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