"Wrestling Over Tiny Matters"
Transcribed by Monica Sanchez











Fallen Angel
Polishing the Looking Glass
Under the Radar
The Only Thing That's Real
Elijah
My Three Wishes
Undone
Loaded
Nobody Knows
Kiss Me Baby
Leave This Love Behind
Superman
This One

Fallen Angel
You can be saved in baptismal waters
A blessed virgin child
You can behave and ignore that you notice
Questions all the while

But don't ask for truth and conscience
Don't ask why Eve was an angel
Heaven's the big time, baby
So don't ask for more than you bargained
Be sweet and sane and you're pardoned
Eve was born for the man
Don't forget your place

You can be veiled in a foreign country
Never show your skin
You can be traded with all your dowry
Suffering for sin

But don't ask for truth and conscience
Don't ask why Eve was an angel
Heaven's the big time, baby
So don't ask for more than you bargained
Be sweet and sane and you're pardoned
Eve was born for the man
Don't forget your place

Fallen angel....
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Polishing the Looking Glass
Floating on this water
Couldn't be any better
'Less I sank to the floor
And could breathe
Clouds roll by
In shapes of butterflies
And there's no time
To miss you any more
Now I can breathe
Funny when nobody's listening
The truth catches easy
There's no more fishin'

I'm up and away
Without you here
I'm captive
Polishing the looking glass
There's no one to be
Without you here
And everything's fine
I'm starting over
Polishing the looking glass

Fairy tales and fables
Many lies are on the table
In this crazy world
Sodom and Gomorrah
Not the storyville of horror
That we have today
what's been happening?
You said that you'd go away
If i had given in
To tell you lies
And play you for a fool

I'm coming off like a roller coaster
The silly games and mistakes
I want you to know
I want you to know
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Under the Radar
Your hands are strong, their rings of silver
You kiss mama goodbye
And we both know she would never see
A love supreme with sunset colors
I am not the love they'd bless your
Soul to keep forever
There's more to this than she could bear
Her rosary would wear away

I'll be right here
Just like I have always been
Under the radar
I'll worship every single smile
Under the radar

Like fingerprints on stained glass windows
I'd muddy up the way that they have thought of you
Your hair in trails of Absalom
I'll bear this cross to hold you
Swallowing all the blame
There's more to this than she could bear
Her rosary would wear away

I'll be right here
Just like I have always been
Under the radar
I'll worship every single smile
Under the radar

And the road is long for this
Too long for a kiss I'll never know
You can put your trust in me
To remain quietly
And let you go
If you ever want
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The Only Thing That's Real
Out here it's 95 degrees in the shade
There's nothing left, but ashes of the plans we made
I'll be the last one standing, I'm not afraid
Of trippin' over myself, worrying 'bout
  the things they said

It feels just like being alone
I wish I was at home with you
You're the only thing that's real

All the books I've read just leave me cold
Same lies, same confessions, same stories being told
It's amazing how cheaply everyone's bought and sold
How easy we break, how easily we fold

And you know
It feels just like being alone
I wish I was at home with you
You're the only thing that's real
I can do anything
Act like a fool or I can sing about you
You're the only thing that's real

It's so easy to stumble, so easy to lose your way
It won't take much to forget what you're trying to say
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Elijah
Elijah weeps to the pavement
Hands outstretched and worn
Everyday is getting harder
But what does it matter
She says my love
Oh could you help me
But it resolves to nothing

Her words cry out
Like a flock of black birds
she says could you spare....
But he doesn't bother

Fallen once
Now falling faster
We'll dissolve to laughter
'Cause we're all here
But hardly notice
We're not getting better

I wake up early
Grab my things and I'm out the door
Everyday I'm working harder
To keep up the payments
And the rise and the fall
Up above the carpet clouds
Perspective changes
'Cause we're wrestling over tiny matters

The majesty
Of all we forget
I'm stuck on a jet plane
And I remember

Fallen once
Now falling faster
We'll dissolve to laughter
'Cause we're all here
But hardly notice
We're not getting better
The sky is screaming
We've taken over
So self-important and overdone
some believe
That we're all angels
But we don't remember
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My Three Wishes
If I had a genie in a bottle
I'd make my mother the president
I'd buy up all the radio stations
And find out where the hell the aliens went

My three wishes
I found a genie by the toy joy store
My three wishes
No one believes me so I'm getting three more

I'd buy a house beside Mount Wilson
Take Dalai Lama for a spin in my car
Make growing hemp a fine profession
Feed super-models all the candy bars

She is my favorite girlfriend
She helps me pay my rent
I never have to wash the dishes
She never asks me how my money's spent

I'd bring back all the drive-in movies
I'd have a pet blue dragon
I'd buy my friends a big jet airplane
Instead of living in this little club wagon
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Undone
Hear the rattle
Change is coming
Baby could you leave me something
Hold me 'til I cannot breathe
I'll wake to find you gone
Well I don't mind this at all
You said that I'd be better off
To find another love

'Cause life's been kinder to me
I will wait this time
'Cause this is stronger than you think
I will stay to show you something
The world is missing
It's hiding under
The shame and wishing
We could finish all that's been undone

wrap around it
Break it open
Push it down the stairs or something
This is what we've come here for
To open wide the change
Some believe in suffering
Keep the lock and toss the key
It's better, easier and all
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Loaded
My friend John he's a flattop
He's a cop on the eastern side
He's a watchdog sent on a paper bag
  chase where the children's
Guns all hide in the school yard
Cops are angry
Kids are angry
But no one is to blame

Is it loaded?
Does it make you feel OK?

Would you do it?
Is it loaded?
All your strength in a bullet shell
Would you do it?

His girl Jane she's a good one
In the night she'll always pray
That a twelve year old boy
  packing more than his lunch
Ain't the statistical end to her husband's day
Cops are angry
Kids are angry
But no one is to blame

Sunny stands on the corner and plans a surprise
For his wedding day
He got his meal on a brown bag deal
And gets stopped by a cop on his way
The gun barrel size really widens his eyes
As he hopes for a chance to explain
And now the flowers and people
Cry up to the steeple and beg for someone
Won't you please explain?

Is it loaded...?
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Nobody Knows
Three years in May since I woke up
And you opened up to me
A year and two months now since we broke up
But you were holding on for me
Every now and then I think
Can't believe you're here
You made me strong
You made me whole
A lion sleeps inside your soul

How much I needed
Nobody knows
How much you saved
I'm amazed
You have made me more than this
I've never wanted more than this
How much I wanted
Nobody knows

Hip your mind to the beats and the story
'Cause there's a lesson in this thing
I would lie and believe what I'm saying
My pride was a hurting thing
Every now and then I cry
For the joy you bring
You helped me change
you helped me know
A lion sleeps inside my soul

All this time the road's been winding
So much was crazy hurting myself
No one accepts this world could be heaven
Fighting each other
And leaving again
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Kiss Me Baby
The smell of sweat and suntan lotion
The smell of the wind coming off the ocean
It's like summertime perfume
The rising tide and the babies tanning
Who knows what they might be planning?
They ain't got nothing else to do

They don't know what it's like to be lonely
They dance when they walk
And they turn around and say

Kiss me baby

Young lovers they got so much in common
They both love sunsets and chocolate almonds
I'd sell my soul to be that innocent again
She believes everything he says
And he likes her in a short, short dress
But they don't even know where to begin
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Leave This Love Behind
Baby, baby, baby, we've been battling for days
And I'm holding on to my rope's end
'Cause maybe honey maybe
Seems that's all you have to say
And I'm praying for fate to come back and hold you

Squeeze you
Tell you this

We've got it all
We've got everything
It's golden in my mind
Don't let me down

Hope will awaken now
Would you leave this love behind?

Baby, are we not suffering enough?
Seems there's plenty of pain to be borrowed
We're created for the garden
But so many feel forgotten
Do you forget what it feels to be lonely?
Don't you leave me lonely

The sun will rise on this paradise
And you know the greatest of all is love
We're born here alone to find
The world's in a wicked time
But still the greatest of all is love
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Superman
I feel you wrap around me
Then I wake again to find
That the devil's laughing at me
Counting every single time
That I have said I love you
Ever since you went away
Then I plead a prayer to Mary
'Cause there's nothing left to say
Superman could never save me
From what I've done
Suffering my twisted head
You said you would be the one
I'll be running on

I guess you didn't notice
But I was begging you to stay
The summer heat is over
But I still need your chocolate shake
I like mine thick with cherries
When I call you seem amused
You say that you still love me
But all your sweetness has been used
And I'm leaving
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This One
He said, "It felt just like the end of the world
   to watch her walk away"
And anyone could've seen there was nothing he
   could've done just to make her stay
Smoking the remains of last night's cigarette
   Standing in his worn-out shoes
For a minute I was in Paris, October of '30
   Feelin' someone else's blues

If I could make it through this one
There's something 'round the corner
It's got to get better than this

I tell myself if I make it through
   this time, I'll be okay
But it gets harder to listen to yourself
   when you've heard everything you have to say
I can take a punch as good as anyone
   but this one's gonna leave a bruise
Sometimes I wish I was anywhere but here
   feelin' someone else's blues

At night we lay inside each other's arms
   a little shelter before we call it a day
I still might be lost and confused
   and desperate enough to pray
Thinking how he let her go
   I know I still got plenty left to lose
Sometimes I can still find a little comfort
   in someone else's blues
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