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Catís on Vacation


The people in the house with the mouse
ainít got nothing to say
Got a weeks worth of catnip
Iím gonna do in one day
Iím no feline Einstein but I know what I like
Shrimp on the barby and catfish on ice
Catís on vacation

Iíve packed pajamas, rocket ships in flannel
Blue bubble bath and plenty of candles
Keep the milk in the fridgeí fill my saucer with gin
Ďcause catís on vacation and ready to sin
Catís on vacation

 
Consolation Lullaby


You tell all those would be lovers
when they come and take your hand
That not one of them can do for you
what I can thereís nothing left for me
that I havenít tried, Consolation Lullaby

So cry yourself a river darliní
Life is hard and unfair
I know what youíre going through
Build yourself an island
Out where the waterís deep and cruel
There is a rumor going round
Something going on not the golden rule

You tell all your other lovers
The ones who think they have a chance
That they are up against a truth greater
than circumstance, thereís nothing left for me
that I havenít tried, Consolation Lullaby

You tell anyone whoíll listen
and who wants to take a chance
Maybe one of them can get from you
What I canít, thereís nothing left for me
that I havenít tried, Consolation Lullaby
 


 Coral Carpet

Why didnít you love me like you said you would
Ever since you said goodbye my life ainít been no good
All I can do is pace the room crying for you
Ainít no denying you done me wrong
So whatís the point in lying when you meant to all along
I used to have some self respect but thatís long gone
ever since my man left home
Iíve seen the statistics and I know the score
You ainít shown me nothing that I havenít seen before
but a time comes when you canít just
snap your fingers anymore
and have a man walk through that door
Iím no good for nothing anymore
I ainít been stepping out [ but once]
since you stepped out my door
I got this poor old carpet worn clear through to the floor
all I can do is pace the room crying for you
all I can do is cry for you
 


Donít Ask Why


You told me everything about yourself, doní ask why
Too late, I found out what a fool Iíd been to catch your eye
Iíve heard it before, youíre not even close
Believe me thereís no hope I could be interested in you

Thereís always one at every party, why do they pick on me
Do I project an air of unrelenting gullibility
Iíve heard it before, Iím not impressed
Youíre no worse than the rest and youíve got lots of company

But donít ask why, if you really want to know
Donít ask why, I just might tell you so

I try to make a graceful exit
If I can leave all my comments noncommittal
and my attention bland
Iíve heard it before, better renditions
It seems theyíre all on a mission
to bring Godís gift to humanity
 

 
Empty Room (3:56)
(Mehls,)


It comes as no surprise you have changed your mind
Was it my turn to lose this time
I see in retrospect, how your game was played
I guess I had to learn the hard way
You donít let love get in your way

Itís only fair to say, that we tried to make it work
Some things just arenít meant to be
But I canít believe that you lied, you lied to me
that was no way to leave

I never realized how much I had assumed
till I found myself in this empty room
Itís easy to look back and analyze mistakes
now that things have turned out this way
I guess I had to learn the hard way
You donít let love get in your way
Donít let love get in your way
Love gets in your way

 

 
Golden Age

Standing in the starlight, looking at tomorrow
wondering where the future lies
Driving through the city, looking at the people
desperation in their eyes

What will you tell them when they ask who is to blame
can you count each drop of rain
Who will console them when they cry for what is gone
Forever is so long

Is this the end of the golden age
Is this the end of the golden age

Children in the sunlight, playing in the garden
where the deadly blossoms shine
Prisoners in the wasteland, lonely and forgotten
desolation robs you blind

Not for you the healing touch, not for you the cloth of gold
Does the winter wind blow cold
And though you lay down in their path,
though you take the offered cup, will it ever be enough

Is this the end of the golden age
Is this the end of the golden age
Is this the end of the golden age
Is this the end

 

 
Hang on


How many hours left of darkness killing the time
Watching the marks on the pavement line after line
Sunrise isnít pretty if it means youíre late
Time moves much too slowly in this altered state
Counting the miles on the markers counting them down
Reading the signs on the highway town after town
Hang on till I get there it wonít be long
Hang on till I get there Iím on my way home
So much that I have to tell you so much to say
Words like the miles stand between us
Turning minutes to days
Love me while you have me all night long
Love me while you have me Iíve found my way home

 

 
 Here for You

There will be voices that will call to you
in the night when youíre alone
Though the answers may be far and few
there are roads to bring you home
Iíll be waiting here for you

Words of warning, just so much wasted breath
I used to worry but I havenít any left
Unspoken longings that will not let me go
I might have thought it but, I didnít want to let you know
I might have thought it

There are temptations for seducing you
You know Iíve seen them all
When the pain has brought you to your knees
and thereís nowhere left to fall
Iíll be waiting here for you

Words of anger spoken without care
Misunderstandings cloud the air
I knew the dangers but I couldnít let it go
I know I said it but saying doesnít make it so
I know I said it

There was a time when I imagined you
before I knew your name
In the instant that you came to me
I knew resistance was in vain
I had been waiting here for you
 

 
Itís Easy (4:47)
(Mehls, Garfalo)


Picking up the empty glass
Replaying the night just passed
I understand your reticence
canít let go, canít give in
Itís easy, itís easy
Just let yourself be in love with me
Could you possibly be in love with me

Weighing every consequence
I feel like surrendering
The answers all ambiguous
maybe no and maybe yes
Itís easy, itís easy
So easy to be in love with you
I think that I might be in love with you
If only you could be in love with me
 

 
Moviní On

Once you start leaving things behind
You canít go back you canít go back
Itís a way of hiding from yourself
And from your past from your past
Today I felt that burden in my heart
Bearing down bearing down
Today I felt that itching in my blood
For moving on moving on
Yesterday is what I need to find
But you canít go back canít go back
The one Iím crying to for help
Is in the past in the past
Today I felt the sorrow in me start
Bearing down bearing down
Today I felt the need in me for love
So Iím moving on moving on

 

 
Pay Now

Pay now or youíre gonna pay later
Did you make your mind up yet to disconnect
your motives from the outcome
and your conscience form your acts
and your lips from all those words you canít take back

Take your lame excuses and your feeble alibis
That I would believe them, is the big surprise
This life that youíve been living, sweet child of mine
Itís gonna take you to a place where the sun donít shine

Donít need to make up my mind
Nothing I wonít leave behind in a heartbeat
Did you make your mind up yet to disconnect
this streaming entertainment of defilement and decay
Turning Eden to the planet of Dorian Grey

So take your worn out loving and your rotten attitude
Wrap Ďem up in a pretty bow and Iíll tell you what to do
After you are finished, sweetheart of mine
Take the crumbs you left for me
and put Ďem where the sun donít shine
 

 
Rage of Summer


Before I heard the falling tears of good intentions
I was living the good old days
Iíve come to hear the fallout of my transgressions
I am haunted and Iím afraid
I know I canít go with you
Youíll have memories that arenít mine
now that youíre leaving me behind
I try and I try but I canít understand the things I see
That the sun could rise all innocence and set on misery

But I thought I was safe nothing could be that bad again
You can only lose everything once

After the rage of summer
time distilled to points of incandescence lighter than air
What dreams, the hands that fashioned
gardens in the land of disenchantment and despair
My faith has not been constant
and it preys upon my mind
Now that Iím leaving you behind
I try and I try but I canít understand the change in me
Dreams so real I could hold in my hands
Only an aching transparency
 
 

 
These Days
 
I drove out of the city tonight to watch the sun go down
It seems the earth is turning slower these days
these days that Iíve been gone
Waiting Iím just waiting till youíre with me
and waitingís not a thing I like to do
Thereís a part of me that needs some looking after
and no one no one else will do
Tracing the outline of a shadow cast time out of mind
am I foolish to believe you to believe you are the one
But that phone canít ring I donít think of you
night canít fall I donít remember nights immersed in you
Maybe itís the stardust in my blood but that
little taste of you went straight to my head
So I just called up on a pretense tonight
I canít afford to let you see that all my chips are down
Iíve laid it on the line itís all or nothing or itís you and me
Itís all or nothing this time or itís you and me
Waiting Iím just waiting till youíre with me
and waitingís not a thing I like to do
Thereís a part of me that needs some looking after
and no one no one else will do
Tracing the downfall nascent in the surge of every
living thing and always wondering whereÖhowÖwhen
But that song canít play I donít think of you
Dawn canít break I donít remember waking up to you
Maybe itís the stardust in my blood but that
little taste of you went straight to my head
I drove out of the city tonight to make sure that sun
went down I swear the earth is turning slower
these days that Iíve been gone
Iím lucky my heart beats out of habit these days
since yours is not around
 

 
Wish You Everything (3:28)
(Mehls)


On the day you said good bye
you took the blues out of the sky
and left it here with me

When youíre looking back
from wherever you may be
I tried to do my best by you
and if you have even half the happiness
youíve given me, I wish all that for you
I wish you everything, wish you everything
everything I couldnít give to you

Feeling down and feeling gone
feeling like something is wrong
till you come home to me
Cat donít purr and sun donít shine
every trouble is mine
till you come home to me

Sugar sweet or lemon tart
Only you can do this to my heart
when you come home to me
Garden grow, baby smile
Conjure rainbows in the sky
when you come home to me

ĎCause on the day you said good bye
You took the blues out of the sky


 

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