Black and White
(Verse 1)
The days that I crack open the window
And let the light through
Are the days that I wanna get
Closer to you 

Somewhere in the ether
Behind the neon skies
Is a feeling I catch
Every once and awhile

(Chorus)
Is there something magic that I should take
To always feel that way?
Or something that I do every single day
The moment that I wake 
What’s it take
To keep me burning
Burning through the night
Should I dream in color or black and white?

(Verse 2)
I don’t really have it but I like to take my time
And i don’t have money so I’m gonna pretend I’m fine
And I’m trying to understand the hold of faith 
Like a lake holding water even when it undulates

(Chorus)
Is there something magic that I should take
To always feel that way?
Or something that I do every single day
The moment that I wake 
What’s it take
To keep me burning
Burning through the night
Should i dream in color or black and white?

(Outro)
All the colors 
Or only black and white (x4)



Stalker
(Verse 1)
Monday, it hurts me to say
So I’ll just think these thoughts forever
Someday, I’ll take the blame

Tuesday, I’m happy to say
I guess these thoughts don’t last forever
But some kind of melancholic disposition 
Follows me

(Chorus)
I got a stalker baby
Ooh
And plays all my favorite Monday
Blues
Even on the weekends too
Turn around 
I won’t come home with you now
I got a stalker baby
Ooh

(Verse 2) 
Cloudy
Just like my head 
When I decide that no one loves me
Sunny 
Could you step in?
Hold on 
Who’s right behind me?
Someone I don’t remember inviting
Some kind of shadow man 
Offering his hand to me

(Chorus)
I got a stalker baby
Ooh
And plays all my favorite Monday
Blues
Even on the weekends too
Turn around 
I won’t come home with you now
I got a stalker baby
Ooh

(Bridge)
What do you have to say for yourself?
We ask each other at the same time
And could you really be a friend of mine?
We ask each other at the same time
And would you like 
To meet me in the middle sometime?

(Chorus)
I got a stalker baby
Ooh
And plays all my favorite Monday
Blues
Even on the weekends too
Turn around 
I won’t come home with you now
I got a stalker baby
Ooh



Mirror
(Verse 1)
The bedroom is stale and faded
Like a pile of autumn leaves
I’m sorry baby I don’t think they’ll ever know
Just what’s wrong with me 

You laughed when I said the thing 
‘Bout the worries in my head
But if you sit the first night next to last night
You’ll notice the fire’s dead

(Chorus)
You’re my mirror
In the water 
And I can see the bottom now
You get nearer
And I get farther 
‘Cause I don’t ever wanna hit the ground

(Verse)
I am alone at the side of the road
Just me and the bats and the wolves
We stay quiet so they won’t ever know
The darkness inside our souls 

You say I shine like a firefly
At the start of a summer night
But have you ever been to where I go
When I go to the other side?

(Chorus)
You’re my mirror
In the water 
And I can see the bottom now
You get nearer
And I get farther 
‘Cause I don’t ever wanna hit the ground

(Bridge/Outro)
Like a flower 
In the fall 
A little too cold to stand tall

Like salt 
In the snow
Straight through to the road

Well now I’m runnin
And darlin’ you’re so far behind
Tell me something to change my mind



Ohio
(Verse 1)
Twilight in summertime
Dressed for your party outside
You were drunk for the first time
Is that why you kissed me
Eighteen against the hood of a car
The only thing I felt in my heart
Nothing real and nothing new 
But to live the fantasy of me and you

And I don’t even think about it anymore
I think of the woods in my backyard
Water balloons
And staring at the moon
The hummers wings trying so hard

(Refrain)
In Ohio x2

(Verse 2)
I was in love with my friends bother
But he was much older than me
And all I’d think about what was if one day
He saw me standing by the sea

We had a swing attached to a tree
I’d swing back and forth like a pendulum
And get so lost in my head
I might as well be sleeping or dead

And now I’m listening to Phoebe
On a train in a big city
The reflections of buildings
Warped and ruined
Just like my memories

(Refrain)
Of Ohio x2

(Verse 3)
Mammaw’s house smells of smoke
And sadness and artistry
My sister was kind enough to want to get to know her
Before her soul was set free
And my brother had a temper 
And a disability 
But he taught us how to love patiently 
And my mother held my hand 
When we crossed the street
And she’d squeeze it one, two three

To tell me that she loved me 
To tell me that she loved me

(Refrain)
In Ohio x2



Charis Song (Gratitude Song)
(Verse 1)
Got a small box from Charis 
It arrived on my birthday 
Full of poetry by Mary 
And messages from friends

She said to open it up 
When I am feeling low
What I did to deserve a friend like Charis 
I don’t know 

(Chorus)
I’ve got nothing 
Yeah I’m worthless to the man 
But I’ve got something
They’ll never understand 
So much to hold on to 
‘Cause I reached out my hands 
And you can bury that with me at the end

(Verse 2)
When I was 21
Panic shook my bones
Overcome with fear 
That I was broken, neurotic, alone

Signe told me to write down my vision of Heaven 
Mammaw and my dog Penny 
Blessings I never expected

(Chorus)
I’ve got nothing 
Yeah I’m worthless to the man 
But I’ve got something
They’ll never understand 
So much to hold on to 
‘Cause I reached out my hands 
And you can bury that with me at the end

(Verse 3)
Van has a post-it note
Reading “what you water will grow”
Sometimes he holds me close 
And says I feel like home 
Even though I think I’m a fool
And frankly kind of a mess
I’ll turn the water on 
Nonetheless

(Chorus)
I’ve got nothing 
Yeah I’m worthless to the man 
But I’ve got something
They’ll never understand 
So much to hold on to 
‘Cause I reached out my hands 
And you can bury that with me at the end



Friend Like You 
(Verse 1)
I used to dream of a friend like you
The kind my older sister had
The day you appeared out of the blue
The world seemed less mad

Now I shed two 
One for me and one for you
As the sun goes down 
It gets dark in Tennessee 
Pretty early 
What about your tiny valley town?

(Chorus)
I recall
The way you used to look at me
A look that said you’d be there if I fall
But California
Did somethin’ to ya 
Now you do not answer when I call
There was a time that I could not imagine
A better friend that I could ever choose
And now I fill the haze of a quiet day
Mourning the loss of you

(Verse 2)
Do you remember the days in Ohio?
That weird little room in your house
We talked about Jesus
I thought you were genius
Only conviction no doubt
Yet I knew you were wounded
But I saw a human
One of the most lovely I’d known
I used to dream of a friend like you
And now I am on my own

(Chorus)
I recall
The way you used to look at me
A look that said you’d be there if I fall
But California
Did somethin’ to ya 
Now you do not answer when I call
There was a time that I could not imagine
A better friend that I could ever choose
And now I fill the haze of a quiet day
Mourning the loss of you

(Verse)
And now as I drive around Ohio
I see that your house has been sold
I turn down ‘The National’ 
Thinking it’s irrational 
This hurt feels too heavy to hold
Maybe one day we’ll run into each other
In a Midwest summer when we’re old
But ‘till then 
I’ll assume
A Friend Like You’s a tale already told 

(Chorus)
I recall
The way you used to look at me
A look that said you’d be there if I fall
But California
Did somethin’ to ya 
Now you do not answer when I call
There was a time that I could not imagine
A better friend that I could ever choose
And now I fill the haze of a quiet day
Mourning the loss of you



Michigan Water 
(Verse 1)
Nothing like 
Pink on Michigan Water 
At twilight
A silent kind of warm 

Nothing like 
Swimming in cold blue water 
A promise 
I won’t melt away 

(Chorus)
I miss my Michigan Water
The city’s a storm and I am locked inside
By the tide I am unbothered
Now I fight with the night 
For freedom of the day 

(Verse 2)
I was small 
Like a minnow in Michigan water
But I’d laugh so big that I 
Couldn’t breathe 

Never wondered 
How many minutes made me a dollar
Or why 
My friend grew out of me 

(Chorus)
I miss my Michigan Water
The city’s a storm and I am locked inside
By the tide I am unbothered
Now I fight with the night 
For freedom of the day 



Electric Blue
(Verse 1)
Do you ever get the sense
I’ve already lost it?
Does it ever drive you mad
I’m you’re pretty boy, trouble, bloomed and died in a day

Like another cigarette
Do you regret
The breath you took away?

(Refrain)
Honey you break my heart
I bet I do the same
Honey you break my heart
In our case
That’s okay

(Verse 2)
Can we go someplace green?
Somewhere it’s always spring
And if you get the chance
Could you be everything I dreamed?

Sometimes I’m incapable 
Of making miserable
Stay far away

Electric blue
All I ask of you 
Is a shock every day

(Refrain)
Honey you break my heart
I bet I do the same
Honey you break my heart
In our case
That’s okay


Creatures in the Room 
(Verse 1)
I can’t talk to you
There’s too many creatures in the room 
And they won’t stop screaming 
And they won’t move
No I can’t talk to you

One of them is tempered by gilded wings
She is sewn together by delicate strings
And have you seen the haunted doll
Decades old?
She is full of worms and rotting bone

(Chorus)
I wish I had something to say
But they took my words and ran away
I wish I had some place to stay
While I tear down the walls of this place (x2)

(Verse 2)
I could be a simple girl in a pretty dress
Sittin in the sun
Or I could be a little freak on cocaine street
A hit and run 
Or I could drink my way through the day
And just have fun 
It sounds so nice and dumb
Chelsea runs to me with open arms 
She’s not afraid of my troubled heart
And when I meet someone like this 
It doesn’t seem so hard
To sit in a room and be 
Pulled apart

(Chorus)
I wish I had something to say
But they took my words and ran away
I wish I had some place to stay
While I tear down the walls of this place (x2)

(Outro same as 1st verse)

LYRICS

Untitled design (1)_edited.png