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Not Tonite
Words: Danielle Egnew
Music: Paul Houston
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

I’m so tired of feeling how I feel and knowing how I’m wired
I’m so scared, of opening up my eyes and seeing what’s out there
I’m all alone, even though I have those four cats at home and
I’m so vain, I pray that my hair won’t melt in the rain—

CHORUS--

I’d give you all I’ve got that’s good,
if I could I’d move the mountains in your life
I’d give you everything that’s good, but not tonite.

I’m so healthy, even though I’m broke I got love, so I’m wealthy
I’m so curious of a nine to five life, and no, I’m not serious
I’m so brave, and I learn and I learn from mistakes I’ve made
I’m so shy, I hope that you don’t notice I don’t look you in the eye

CHORUS-
I’d give you all I’ve got that’s good,
if I could I’d move the mountains in your life
I’d give you everything that’s good, but not tonite.


-Bridge-

Waking up inside my skin I watch another day begin,
there’s not much to say
I am just so out of step, one forward then take sixteen back,
I get in my own way...

I’m not clear on all the protocol regarding how it works here
I’m not slick, I try to look aloof, but in truth, I really suck at it
I’m not ashamed of the fact that I’m happy, and in fact, I’m really happy
I’m just fine, I’m not exactly perfect but I work it well most of the time.

CHORUS x 2.
I’d give you all I’ve got that’s good,
if I could I’d move the mountains in your life
I’d give you everything that’s good, but not tonite.


Let Luck Ride
Words and Music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

I’m turned raw by the passerby and I’ve learned you can’t walk until you fly
And I’ve flown so much that my feet are weak
My shoes never used, when I touch the ground they’re bound to squeak,
oh yeah...

-CHORUS-

You can’t change the path of the river,
once it’s carved it’s way down the hill
You can’t stay the path in winter, once it’s grown cold and still
You can’t sail across the ocean with that sail not opened wide
Faith is perpetual motion, you make or break, you let luck ride


You tell me that you have seen it all
And you fell long before you ever learned to crawl
And you’ve cracked your knees open once again
It’s a matter of fact, you’ve grown bandages instead of skin, oh yeah-

CHORUS-
You can’t change the path of the river,
once it’s carved it’s way down the hill
You can’t stay the path in winter, once it’s grown cold and still
You can’t sail across the ocean with that sail not opened wide
Faith is perpetual motion, you make or break, you let luck ride


I’m turned raw by the passerby
And I’ve learned you can’t walk until you fly
And I’ve flown so much that I think I’m done
Next time I touch down to the ground I swear to God I’ll run, oh yeah...

CHORUS x 2

You can’t change the path of the river,
once it’s carved it’s way down the hill
You can’t stay the path in winter, once it’s grown cold and still
You can’t sail across the ocean with that sail not opened wide
Faith is perpetual motion, you make or break, you let luck ride


Rockstar
Words and Music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

She was the prettiest girl with the prettiest face
To the rest of the world she had that world on a plate
She had that smile, and she had those eyes
If you look behind her back, you’ll see her hands are tied
She’s saying--

CHORUS-
Babe, I want to be a rockstar
I want to burn faster, furious, too far
I want to explode inside out, all night long
I want to be known for the spirit in my song
I want to be a rockstar
.

She has a staff of three, and a guard of two
And they’ll do anything that she wants them to do
She can hold her head high, just like six feet tall
Just as long as she don’t try to climb up those glass walls
She’s crying-

CHORUS-
Babe, I want to be a rockstar
I want to burn faster, furious, too far
I want to explode inside out, all night long
I want to be known for the spirit in my song
I want to be a rockstar
.

She was the prettiest girl, with the prettiest face
And every night she wants that special embrace
She lives in the stars and she lives by the sea
And every night she comes and cries to me
She’s singing-

CHORUS x 2
Babe, I want to be a rockstar
I want to burn faster, furious, too far
I want to explode inside out, all night long
I want to be known for the spirit in my song
I want to be a rockstar
.


Baby Jane
Music: Kristen Coyner and Danielle Egnew
Words: Kristen Coyner and Danielle Egnew
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Lost your father when you were 12, your virginity at 13,
and somewhere in between
You learned to harden up your heart, and take from those you love,
and keep yourself unseen
And the truth is it’s your fear that keeps you frozen
You don’t realize the moment you were broken, unforeseen-

CHORUS-
Whatever happened to Baby Jane,
running the town and earning her name
Working the room with just a smile, Baby Jane that is your style
What ever happened to Baby Jane...
It’s just a shame
.

You can’t be happy if you tried, and your hate spreads like disease, satiating every need
Your proud of all that you can’t feel, and those you’ve left behind,
pretending it’s not real
And the truth is it’s your fear that leaves you frozen
You can’t pinpoint the moment you were broken, unforeseen-

CHORUS-
Whatever happened to Baby Jane,
running the town and earning her name
Working the room with just a smile, Baby Jane that is your style
What ever happened to Baby Jane...
It’s just a shame
.

Pre-Chorus-

And the truth is it’s your fear that leaves you frozen
You can’t pinpoint the moment you were broken, unforeseen--

CHORUS x 2
Whatever happened to Baby Jane,
running the town and earning her name
Working the room with just a smile, Baby Jane that is your style
What ever happened to Baby Jane...
It’s just a shame
.


Flatlands
Music and Words: Danielle Egnew
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

I pray you see someday the trust you broke in vain
But right now you’re so blind, you won’t hear
I made you my home, then you left me all alone
The victim of the wandering in your bones-

CHORUS-
I am the Flatlands, and the storm is coming in
There is no refuge from the hail when it begins
And I pray for the sun to come, before I wear to thin
...But that’s a long time from now.


I pray for you a path, to help and guide you back
To everything you were before they came
They sold you a bill of goods, just like I knew they would
And they left you by the road to choke on shame-

CHORUS-
I am the Flatlands, and the storm is coming in
There is no refuge from the hail when it begins
And I pray for the sun to come, before I wear to thin
...But that’s a long time from now.


-Bridge-
I tried to take your hand, but you left me in the end
For better or for worse, your demons reigned
If you could only see what actually was me
Instead of all the worry and the pain
And we would never be the same

I pray that you forgive yourself for how you’ve lived
Slaying those around you with their own sin
Now you comprehend what it’s like on the other end
The daggers that you threw now pierce your skin-

CHORUS x 2
I am the Flatlands, and the storm is coming in
There is no refuge from the hail when it begins
And I pray for the sun to come, before I wear to thin
...But that’s a long time from now

That’s a long time from now.


Cracker Jack Box Hero
Words and Music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Come paint a window on my wall
I’ve grown tired of the view of my life
Oh let the sun come flooding in, change the color of my skin
There’s no reason to be lonely

Come paint a halo on my heart
A little absolution might do me
Oh let the hope come flooding in, change the color of my sin
That’s what Sunday school taught me

CHORUS-
Look at me, I’m the Cracker Jack Box Hero
Look at me, Ma, no hands, no life
Look at me, I’m the Cracker Jack Box Hero
Always fighting that last good fight.


Come paint a window on my soul
I’ve grown tired of the view of myself
Oh come on in and make me whole, you know that I would give it all
Just to take me off of my shelf...

CHORUS-
Look at me, I’m the Cracker Jack Box Hero
Look at me, Ma, no hands, no life
Look at me, I’m the Cracker Jack Box Hero
Always fighting that last good fight.


-Bridge-
Won’t you come into my world, you know that I would be your girl
Come on now, I’m waiting
Take me to another day, where I hope I melt away
You know I’ll be saying

Come paint a window on my wall
I’ve grown tired of the view of my life
Oh let the sun come flooding in, change the color of my skin
There’s no reason to be lonely-

CHORUS x 2
Look at me, I’m the Cracker Jack Box Hero
Look at me, Ma, no hands, no life
Look at me, I’m the Cracker Jack Box Hero
Always fighting that last good fight.


In My Head
Words: Danielle Egnew
Music: Paul Houston
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

You ruined me today
Your phone call cut my throat with your sorrow
And now it’s all gone ‘way
I don’t want to wake up tomorrow-

CHORUS-
It’s all in my head
Let bygones be by
The drowning are dead
Let them rise
.

I swear I saw your ghost
Just standing in the hall
It’s what I miss the most
The rise and the fall-

CHORUS-
It’s all in my head
Let bygones be by
The drowning are dead
Let them rise
.

-Bridge-
Summer whispers like an echo told, all the secrets of the world
Hardened winters whiten darken roads, chase away with the girl
Picking splinters from my fingers, uncurled

You ruined me today
Suffocating in a phone call
And now it’s all gone ‘way
Like footsteps echoing down the hall...

CHORUS x 2
It’s all in my head
Let bygones be by
The drowning are dead
Let them rise.


If She Could
Words: Danielle Egnew • Music: Paul Houston
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Sometimes she’s happy
Sometimes she’s angry
Sometimes she answers me with what she wants to be, it’s not real-

CHORUS-
And she cries to the ghosts of her past that aren’t there
And she rises to all that surpasses her care
If she could, she would, but she can’t.


At night, she’s crazy
At night she says Keep Me Safe Amongst The Others I Know Not
She’s all talk-

CHORUS-
And she cries to the ghosts of her past that aren’t there
And she rises to all that surpasses her care
If she could, she would, but she can’t.


-Bridge-
And she grabs at all the answers right there, she don’t care
And she stabs at all the fancier prayers of her ancestors...

Sometimes she’s heightened
Sometimes she’s frightened
Sometimes she wants to die, but not now
Not in this life, it’s not time-

CHORUS x 2
And she cries to the ghosts of her past that aren’t there
And she rises to all that surpasses her care
If she could, she would, but she can’t.


Too Many Choices
Words and Music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Look at you just own the room, you’re a star inside your town
The night is ending with a boom, you’re the brightest light around
And I don’t think it’s easy, and I know it’s not right
So why is it I’m aching to get you all alone outside-

CHORUS-
Too many choices,
turn my heart into an up and down escalator
Too many voices,
I’m gonna listen to the wrong one sooner or later
Too many crossroads,
and I’m standing in the middle and I’m
looking up a’ north and south
So I stick to the back roads,
and I close my eyes, and I close my mind,
and I close my mouth
.

Confessions falling from my lips, I never, ever wanted this
The confusion setting in, the demons crawling through my skin
And I know that it ain’t easy, ‘cause I won’t live with lies, no, no
So why is it I’m aching to get you all alone tonight-

CHORUS x 2
Too many choices,
turn my heart into an up and down escalator
Too many voices,
I’m gonna listen to the wrong one sooner or later
Too many crossroads,
and I’m standing in the middle and I’m
looking up a’ north and south
So I stick to the back roads,
and I close my eyes, and I close my mind,
and I close my mouth
.


Moonshine
Words: Danielle Egnew
Music: Paul Houston
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Awake, alone, another
Morning without a lover
World keeps tickin’, old jeans rippin’, never skip a beat
It doesn’t really matter, said Alice to the Hatter
Wish I saw what she could see, my life would be complete-

CHORUS-
Moonshine,
come trickle down my throat and burn me into dawn
A twisted fickle malt with mischief on it’s mind
Come in and dull the roaring nothing in my blood
I’ll take when I can get it, ‘cause it always do me good


Reject, remove, revival
The cycle of survival
Keep your head down, nose to the ground, nothing to see here
The joke is on the joker
Another mediocre day in the life of the visionless type
Nothing’s ever clear-

CHORUS-
Moonshine,
come trickle down my throat and burn me into dawn
A twisted fickle malt with mischief on it’s mind
Come in and dull the roaring nothing in my blood
I’ll take when I can get it, ‘cause it always do me good


-Bridge-
I just can’t find my home I just can’t find my home
I just can’t find my home
Oh God, won’t you leave me alone

Infuse, inject, enticing
The cake with all the icing
Collapse the vein and numb the brain with liquid lightening
Some take it in the evening
Some take it when they’re grieving
Poor it down, you hit the ground, tip your hat when you leave-

CHORUS x 2
Moonshine,
come trickle down my throat and burn me into dawn
A twisted fickle malt with mischief on it’s mind
Come in and dull the roaring nothing in my blood
I’ll take when I can get it, ‘cause it always do me good


She Lay Low
Words and Music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2003 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

She lay low
Just like she knew that she could
She lay low
Just like she knew that she should
And she ran from that unspoken word
And she lived with the poetry inside of her, that only she heard-

CHORUS-
She caught her life by surprise
Just as long as she don’t open up her eyes
She left her heart there on the ground
And when it fell it never even made a sound
When she comes up for air, she finds nobody there
And she knows...


She remains
So very true to her word
She contains
Every lie she’s ever heard
And she runs, she runs, she runs, she runs, she runs
She runs away from her life, yes she does
And she hopes and she prays, Oh God, every single day
She lives behind her eyes-

CHORUS x 2
She caught her life by surprise
Just as long as she don’t open up her eyes
She left her heart there on the ground
And when it fell it never even made a sound
When she comes up for air, she finds nobody there
And she knows...
And she knows...
She should not have let go
No, no
No, no
.



 
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