'87 Lyrics

‘87 - Lyrics

Something

Joey Landreth, David Landreth

Here it comes
Creeping in like morning light
Threatening to stay
I should check my phone for the time

She comes calling
Looking for the good fight
Words get stuck deep in my chest
Call off the dogs I’ll confess any crime

Don’t ask me to cry
I only know how to run
I don’t know how to feel
Anything for anyone
But I wish I could tell you
'Cuz I want it so bad
That’s gotta mean something
That’s gotta mean something

She keeps asking
Exactly where have I gone
How to explain that
I’m not really anywhere at all

Stuck inside this moment
Time is standing still
That feeling of weightlessness that you get
Right before you fall

Don’t ask me to cry
I only know how to run
I don’t know how to feel
Anything for anyone
But I wish I could tell you
'Cuz I want it so bad
That’s gotta mean something
That’s gotta mean something

Stand up tall don’t look afraid
Don’t let them see it get to you
Put your fists up back away
That is what a man one day
Roll those sleeves up lose the rings
Don’t you cry now when you fall
Grown men don’t say a thing
Just stare holes into the walls
Just stare holes into the walls
Stare holes into the walls

Don’t ask me to cry
I only know how to run
I don’t know how to feel
Anything for anyone
But I wish I could tell you
'Cuz I want it so bad
That’s gotta mean something
That’s gotta mean something

Good Love

Joey Landreth, David Landreth, Ariel Posen

Come walk with me
Would you sing that old song
In your broken little voice like before

We’ve been up nights
Way past starlight
Pacing holes right through the floorboards
Wanting something more

I’m looking for good love
Are you looking for good love?
I’m looking for good love
Real good love

Bravest of faces
Honey just won’t change this
Gotta let the guard down

What does it feel like?
When no one is watching
Ain’t nobody else around
When silence is the only sound

I’m looking for good love
Are you looking for good love?
I’m looking for good love
Real good love

No shame in walking
We’ve done all the talking
And all of the crying
It’s not for lack of trying

I’m looking for good love
Won’t you give me that good love
I’m looking for good love
Real good love

I’m looking for good love
Aren’t you looking for good love
I’m looking for good love
Real good love

I’m looking for good love
I’m looking for good love
I’m looking for good love

Got to Be You

Joey Landreth, David Landreth, Wyatt Durette

She got her hand in my pocket
She walks with a swing
My baby she gives me that old school thang

Now she don’t mind
If the whole world stares
She’s so fine you know it just ain’t fair
She’s so fine you know it just ain’t fair

Oh, What can I do?
She’s the only one
I’m helpless it’s true
I’ve come undone
Honey It’s got to be you

When she calls me in the nighttime
Talkin’ sweet and low
My heart skips a beat oh brother don’t you know

When she kisses and a hugs me
It makes me wanna sing
She got a shiny kind of love like a diamond ring
Shiny kind of love like a diamond ring

Oh, What can I do?
She’s the only one
I’m helpless it’s true
I’ve come undone
Honey It’s got to be you

She got her hand in my pocket
And she walks with a swing
My baby she gives me that old school thang

When she kisses and a hugs me
It makes me wanna sing
She got a shiny kind of love like a diamond ring
Shiny kind of love like a diamond ring

Oh, What can I do?
She’s the only one
I’m helpless it’s true
I’ve come undone
Honey It’s got to be you

Master Plan

Joey Landreth, David Landreth

Give me your hand
And another chance
It's not fair the way I've been treating you these days
I just need time
To sort it out
I know that I'm no good to you this way

You’ve always looked right through this
See me for what I am
It's as if you already knew this
As if you had the master plan

You know I struggle
I worry sometimes
This sadness might get the best of me
I shook the bottle
Poured out the rest
But the things I'm scared of most remain unseen

You’ve always looked right through this
See me for what I am
It's as if you already knew this
As if you had the master plan

I want to let you in
That's the hardest part
When closer is not close enough
But I am a stranger
To my own heart
Safe behind the giving up

I want to be strong for you
In case you get lost
I could be your constant shining star
I want you to feel this love
And know it will not falter
It will stand with you wherever you are

You’ve always looked right through this
See me for what I am
It's as if you already knew this
As if you had the master plan

Maryanne

Joey Landreth, David Landreth

Won't you draw the curtain back
I don’t want you to see all that
I’m in a bad way now

I’ve done too much thinking
And it always leads to drinking
I’m clothes on in the shower sitting down

I can’t get clean
I can’t get sober
I’m a drunk who can’t get over
But if you’ll play your cards right
I will let you down tonight

Oh Maryanne
I could be your man If I could see straight
I don’t have a plan
Oh, but Maryanne
Tell me that I’m not too late

I never meant to get this way
Just trying to keep the dogs at bay
Look who’s barking now

I suffer this affliction
An old family tradition
Can’t seem to keep that devil down

I can’t get clean
I can’t get sober
I’m a drunk who can’t get over
If you’ll play your cards right
I will let you down tonight

Oh Maryanne
I could be your man If I could see straight
I don’t have a plan
Oh, but Maryanne
Tell me that I’m not too late

Oh Maryanne
I could be your man If I could see straight
I don’t have a plan
Oh, but Maryanne
Tell me that I’m not too late

Salvation Bound

Joey Landreth, David Landreth

Bend till ya break
You spend a little more than you make
The cross is real, your seat is safe
You are the product of a broken one
Nobody knows just where you're coming from

You swear it’s not that bad
But you’ve lost everything that you have
How far can it go?
The fridge is empty and the bills piled up
And there’s nothing left for giving up

Pick your heart up and leave this town
There’s a million bad reasons to just stick around
Join the chorus of the lost and the found
All together now salvation bound

You’re praying for heaven's sake
You give a little more than you can take
Eyes slammed shut, wide awake
You are lost and you feel undone
The loneliest of the lonesome ones

Pick your heart up and leave this town
There’s a million bad reasons to just stick around
Join the chorus of the lost and the found
All together now salvation bound

You can’t bring ‘em back
Those that are gone, they are just gone, that’s just that
Dusty photographs, a tired ball cap
And crooked old songs sung out of time
All of the love that just gets left behind

Pick your heart up and leave this town
There’s a million bad reasons to just stick around
Join the chorus of the lost and the found
All together now salvation bound

Vulture Choir

Joey Landreth, David Landreth, Murray Pulver, Dave Wasyliw

Look out my window
Tell me what do you see?
Everything is on fire, isn’t it?
Baby, don’t you lie to me

Fly over Mulholland
Leave a smokey trail
This LA drama
Was born to fail

Vulture Choir
Singing from your book of lies
Take me higher
Sing it to me line by line

Ain’t no peace in the valley
There’s no right or wrong
Forget where you came from
This is where you belong

Now you’re watching the fast lane
From the traffic jam
Got a hand in your pocket
And your dream in your hand

Vulture Choir
Singing from your book of lies
Take me higher
Sing it to me line by line
Sing it to me line by line

Oh, this is paradise
Oh, something don’t seem quite right

Vulture Choir
Singing from your book of lies
Get me high
Feed it to me line by line
Feed it to me line by line

Look at my window
Tell me what do you see?
Everything is on fire
Baby, don’t you lie to me

Sleep Talker

Joey Landreth, David Landreth, Murray Pulver, Ryan Voth, Ariel Posen

I’ve been walking in my sleep, baby
Waking up at the top fo the street, lately
The only name I remember is yours
A punch drunk heart stumble back through the door
I’ve been walking in my sleep, baby

I’ve been thinking about you
And all the things that you do
I’ve been thinking about you, yeah

I’ve been talking in my sleep, baby
Wake up tied up in the sheets, lately
Telling secrets that I promised I’d keep
Heart ironed on the cuff of my sleeve
I’ve been talking in my sleep, baby

I’ve been thinking about you
And all the things that you do
I’ve been thinking about you, yeah

I’m under your spell
Won’t you release me

I’ve been running my mouth, baby
Don’t trust the words falling out, lately
Can’t tell up down
My head’s spinning ‘round and ‘round
I’ve been running my mouth, baby

I’ve been thinking about you
And all the things that you do
I’ve been thinking about you, yeah

You Just Keep Letting Me Down

Joey Landreth, David Landreth, Alexa Dirks

My name used to pour from your tongue
These days now it’s spat more than sung
We were lovers when we were young
What’s been done can’t be undone

And you just keep letting me down

We were hungry, we were high
Lying naked underneath the sky
Now I look you in the eye
I see a truth there that I just can’t deny

That you just keep letting me down

I keep trying to walk away from you
But you’re a wild one and I’m your fool
Holding on to things that I can’t see
It’s not love that you give to me

We’d stay up late, we’d curse and sway
Now I catch you looking far away
I don’t know if I can stay
Not even for just one more day

‘Cause you just keep letting me down
‘Cause you just keep letting me down
‘Cause you just keep letting me down
‘Cause you just keep letting me down

Is It Me?

Joey Landreth, David Landreth, Murray Pulver

What you do, baby what you do
What you do to me
It ain’t fair it ain’t right
It keeps me up all through the night

Take your time, take your time
Take your time with me
You can wait and see
Oh, if I’m the one that you need

In that quiet place in the night
When you close your eyes
Tell me what you see
Baby, is it me?
Baby, is it me?

I’m hanging on the line, hanging on the line
I will be right here
Waiting for a breath or a word
Something that lets me know
Just how you feel

In that quiet place in the night
When you close your eyes
Tell me what you see
Baby, is it me?
Baby, is it me?

If I had my chance
I’d give my heart to you
Over and over
Over and over

If I had my chance
I’d give it all to you
Over and over
Over and over

If I had the chance
I’d give my heart to you
Over and over
Over and over

If I had my chance
I’d give it all to you
Over and over
Over and over

In that quiet place in the night
When you close your eyes
Tell me what you see
Baby, is it me?
Baby, is it me?

Better Now

Joey Landreth, David Landreth

I was lost once
I was lost out in the smoke
The drinkin' and the pills
All the shallow thrills
I was lost out in the smoke

I was wanderin'
I was wanderin' in the snow
No line between the land and sky
I could not trust my hungry eye
I was wanderin’ in the snow

But I’m better now
Somehow
I’ve got a clearer head
And I sleep in my own bed
Most of the time
I’m better now
I feel fine

I found a good woman
She was standin’ still
She’s gentle and she’s kind
I am hers and she is mine
I found a good woman standing still

I’m gonna love her
I’m gonna love her all my days
It’s right where I’m meant to be
Holdin’ her so close to me
I’m gonna love her all my days

But I’m better now
Somehow
I’ve got a clearer head
And I sleep in my own bed
Most of the time
I’m better now
I feel fine