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Here are the lyrics from some selected jaded songs. Please let us know if you would like other songs not included here.

Strut Shadow of Doubt Cigarette Girlfriend Smile
Solstice Wrong June 7:00
White Emily No Air Landlocked
Down State of the Sun Easter Sunday

Strut

you go strutting along
head on top of the world
there's a cloud or two
that's blocking your view of everyone

then you turn around and rub your eyes
you have trouble finding someone who will sympathize
there's a cloud or two that's blocking your view of everyone

tell me what's the point in arguing now
i say that you're right but still you never back down
and now there's nothing left to say

you think you're cool as a cat
well what do you think my response will be to that?
"you can't always fall on your feet, fucker."
so you look in your mirror and manage a smile,
you go strutting along in your sultry style
there's a cloud or two that's blocking your view of everyone

tell me what's the point in arguing now
i say that you're right but still you never back down
and now there's nothing left to say

Shadow of Doubt

we are so far away
from what you call meaning
and i can't cope
with these petty feelings

and when you run away
you run without sighing
and find your comforts
in the arms of a man as well as i might

find myself thinking
you're not quite what i thought
find myself thinking
there goes that shadow of doubt

and you complain
you say what ever you want
and i am not allowed
to let out a single thought

we disagree about this
we disagree about that
when will you understand
as well as i, as well as i might

find myself thinking
you're not quite what i thought
find myself thinking
there goes that shadow of doubt

and you complain
you say whatever you want
i cannot understand...

i find myself thinking
you're not quite what i thought
find myself thinking
there goes that shadow of doubt

Cigarette Girlfriend

it's been years since we've talked
and i am more than a bit ashamed
at how we got this far apart
and now, how will it change?

it's been years since we've talked
and i am sitting on the edge of my chair
with my fingers poised to dial you, my cigarette girlfriend
you were my cigarette girlfriend

and everything you ever wanted
i tried to give before you asked
and everything you ever asked for
i gave..
to you, my cigarette girlfriend
you were my cigarette girlfriend

it took me years to get over you
i even tried the patch in twelve steps
but i had to quit cold turkey
as that was my only choice left

it took me years to get over you
still i sit back and take deep breaths
trying to find, some remnant of you, my cigarette girlfriend
you were my cigarette girlfriend.

and everything you ever wanted
i tried to give before you asked
and everything you ever asked for
i gave..
to you, but cigarette girlfriend
you were my cigarette girlfriend

Smile

She drank the melting sky.
I can't believe that forever will not come tonite.
Deep in her drowning eyes.
There lies a sorrow, a sorrow that cannot be denied.

And I said smile. (4x)

She said, "I'd rather die."
I said, "Now stop it, come here, I'll help you survive."
She's wrapped around my life.
A feeling grows deep inside me, i think this is right.

And I said smile. (4x)

And I said smile. (4x)

I don't want to smile (4x)

Solstice

Tattered sheets lie in a strangle hold around two bodies squirming for a single warmth.
Try again, they try to pull, but only end up closer still; it warms the heart to see.

Because it's love not hate, not chance but fate that threw you in my life.
Because it's love not hate, not chance but fate that threw you in my life.
And this is my solstice, my time away from you.
And this is my solstice, the longest days in my life.

I have never seen you, why do I always dream of you, why can't I be by your side.
Love, yes sir, it's love indeed, what do you mean, "I can't love her," who's standing in my way.

Because it's love not hate, not chance but fate that threw you in my life.
Because it's love not hate, not chance but fate that threw you in my life.
And this is my solstice, my time away from you.
And this is my solstice, the longest days in my life.

Tattered sheets lie in a strangle hold around two bodies squirming for a single warmth.

Wrong

Walking down your street, I saw your father drive by in his car.
I waved at him, he did not notice me, he seemed preoccupied by something.

Did you have a fight with him?
Did you start yelling at him, once again?
What went wrong? Tell me what went wrong.

Yesterday, I looked into your eyes and I saw something that looked like love.
Today, I looked into your eyes again, saw something different; it seemed so empty.

Do you feel the same as me?
Do you feel empty, once again?
What went wrong? Tell me what went wrong.

Look into the sky I see Mr. Sun run far away.
The clouds come in and someone says, "Hey there, I want to cry again, I feel so empty."

Do you feel the same as them?
Do you want to cry again, once again?
What went wrong? Tell me what went wrong.

What went wrong?
What went wrong?

Do you feel the same as me?
Do you feel empty, once again?

June

You wanted to talk to him?
He's on vacation again.
There's a sign on the door saying, "He'll be back by June."
Step in line, take a number, make appointments at the desk.
He'll be back by June.
He'll be back by June.

He's a hard working man, he's got a lot on his mind.
Taking care of three kids and walking the dog; all of this in a little spare time.
They say he's going to break down if he does not get out of this town real soon.
He's going to run away from a man he used to call his partner.
He's going to run away from a woman he used to call love.
He's going to run away from a dog he used to call companion.
He's going to run away, keep on running, `til he finds the end of his rope.

You wanted to talk to him?
He's on vacation again.
There's a sign on the door saying, "He'll be back by June."
Step in line, take a number, make appointments at the desk.
He'll be back by June.
He'll be back by June.

If it's all that important, he'll be back in a moment's notice
If it's all that important, you're going to have to pay.

You wanted to talk to him?
He's on vacation again.
There's a sign on the door saying, "He'll be back by June."
Step in line, take a number, make appointments at the desk.
He'll be back by June.
He'll be back by June.

7:00

Seven o'clock on Monday morning, my eyes are tired `cos I've been sleeping.
Not enough coffee to keep me going.
So I walk out into the cold, hail a taxi, tell him where to go and I fall asleep on the way.
Driver turns around, says, "Man, you look like shit. Are you going to be OK?"
And I said, "Yeah. Yeah? What did you say again?"
He mumbled some words with meaning and I tried to make reply,
"I've got a few things on my mind keeping me from sleeping."
So he said, "What's her name?"
And I said, "Does it really matter?"
He says, "What's the color of her hair?"
And I say, "It's all the same to me."
He says, "I've got a wife."
And I say, "I've got four children."
And he says, "Man, we're on the same boat on the same river, floating down to that same endless sea."

Seven o'clock Monday morning. (4x)

Seven o'clock Monday morning, my eyes are tired `cos I've been sleeping.
I wake up and find another body in my bed.
So I roll over, grab the blanket and start hopping on the cold floor
And she says, "What the hell are you doing, waking me up and stealing my warmth?"
So I said, "What's your name?"
And she said, "Does it really matter?"
I say, "Was I all that grand?"
And she says, "It's all the same to me."
And I say, "Well, I've got a wife."
And she says, "I've got four children."
And I say, "Man! We're on the same boat on the same river, floating down to that same endless sea."

Seven o'clock Monday morning. (4x)

White

I waved the white flag of surrender.
I walked out with both hands in the air.
I jumped in with both feet; gave you all of my trust,
And you seem like you didn't care.

But I know it's not over `til the fat lady sings.
And if hell freezes over, I'll be sure to make you think
That this cold is followed by spring.

You claim to have the love of another.
I can't compete for what is already there.
And i cried when you said that you still thought of her,
As i knew that you couldn't care.

Still I know it's not over `til the fat lady sings.
And if hell freezes over, I'll be sure to make you think
That this cold is followed by spring.

And I know it's not over `til the fat lady sings.
And if hell freezes over, I'll be sure to make you think
That this cold is followed by spring.

Emily

Crazy Emily lives down the road
In a house filled with animals.
She says, "Hello," as she walks into town.
I raise my hand to wave but run behind my house

because

Mom says, "Don't talk to strangers."
And dad says, "She's only trouble."
But I think they just don't know her,
`Cos all she wanted was to say, "Hello."

Crazy Emily sits home and paints
Pictures of her friends and her family.
She says it helps her remember their names
As their faces are fading away.

Mom says, "She's had her share of problems."
And dad says, "I don't want to hear."
But I think they just don't know her,
`Cos all she wanted was for someone to care.

Crazy Emily sits on her couch
Speaking of her closest of friends.
She says, "I love them for who they are,
No matter what anyone says."

Mom says, "It's good to fit in."
And dad says, "I did when I was your age."
But I think they just don't know her,
`Cos all she wanted was a couple of close friends.

Mom says, "Don't talk to strangers."
And dad says, "She's only trouble."
But I think they just don't know her,
`Cos all she wanted was to say, "Hello."

No Air

No matter how many times you say you're alone,
I'll be there to help you along.
I'll lend you my shoulder, I'll lend you my arm.
I'll help you recover.
I'll listen to your words as words of advice,
I'll listen to your heart and help the healing.

What should I do?
I feel so useless as I sit, I stare, I breathe no air.

I did not befriend you just for one night.
I listened and held you and helped your breathing.
If I listened to my own advice,
I would stay away just long enough to help you recover.
I'll listen to your words as words of advice,
I'll listen to your heart and help the healing.

What should I do?
I feel so useless as I sit, I stare, I breathe no air.

And now I sit by the phone and wait for your call. I hope it comes soon.
`Cos I'm a friend in need of a friend, just another lonely broken soul.
I'll be there right `til the end.
I'll listen to your words as words of advice,
I'll listen to your heart and help the healing.

What should I do?
I feel so useless...
I feel so useless...
God, I feel so useless as I sit, I stare, I breathe no air.

No matter how many times...

Landlocked

Do you want to walk in the path of the father?
Watch out, you might get burned by the son; hotter than a blazing fire.
Do you want to walk on the beach at sunrise?
We can sit and contemplate how you could be completely naked.

Pick up a rock and chase them away.
Pull up a chair, it's warm by the fire.
Here comes the cross, he's going to save.
Pull up a chair and burn in the fire

Landlocked. Better off without salty air or bitter tears.

Do you want to walk on my private island?
Watch out, you might get caught by love; and we would have a simple silence.
Do you want to walk on the beach at sunrise?
We can sit and contemplate how you could be completely naked.

Pick up a rock and chase them away.
Pull up a chair, it's warm by the fire.
Here comes the cross, he's going to save.
Pull up a chair and burn in the fire

Landlocked. Better off without salty air or bitter tears.

Down

Betsy writes letters saying not to be disappointed.
Then she turns around and says how sad she is.
We might pick her up,
Brush her off,
Help her start all over again,
But she's better off down.

Betsy writes letters saying, "I don't think it's working"
"If we had a chance do you think I'd be half a world away"
"Don't call me up,
Or write me crazy love songs,
Convincing me that I was wrong
'Cos I'm better off down."

Betsy writes letters saying not to be disappointed.
Then she turns around and says how sad she is.
We might pick her up,
Brush her off,
Help her start all over again,
But she's better off down.

State of the Sun

She says, "The sun sets in the ocean."
I claim, "That ball of fire rises from the sea."
So we go down to the water,
Find out it's a river,
And watch the sun fly from valley to valley.
We're not amused,
We're just confused
As to the state of the sun.

She says, "I'm confused. Give me some coffee."
On cloudy days, I need to open my eyes
So she insists, and I give in
And we go down to the shore again
The water's still a river, still a river and
We're not amused,
We're still confused
As to the state of the sun.

Easter Sunday

Mixed with these profound new ways of thinking
Is a brand new way of life
And Billy is standing on the corner
Asking the world for advice
And silence breeds comtempt
So he screams for a sign

Don't wait for Easter Sunday
To put on your best shoes

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