Cradlesong (Deluxe) - Cover Art

Cradlesong (Deluxe)

Rob Thomas Jun 26, 2009 â„—Atlantic Recording Corporation
# Title Duration
1 Her Diamonds Lyrics

Her Diamonds

Oh what the hell she said
I just can't win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there's so many times
I don't know what I'm doing
Like I don't know now

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it's funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don't know what I'm supposed to do
But if she feels bad then i do too
So I let her be

And she says oh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best but now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And i know i could break her concentration
But it don't feel right

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Sits down on the bed and starts to cry
And there's something less about her
And I don't know what I'm supposed to do
So I sit down and I cry too
And don't let her see

And she says oh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best but now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She'll be alright
She'll be alright
Just not tonight

And she says oh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best but now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down
04:39
2 Gasoline Lyrics

Gasoline

Oh well oh well 
I guess you got it all worked out so far 
You adjust your reason 
Until you see the light from where you are 

But you can never win 
You can never lose 
That's the worst part 
You can only say that what you want 
Is where you are 

Beautiful girl 
Won't you listen to me 
Well I tried so hard to give you what you need 
And it burned like gasoline 

Oh well oh well 
It never took a lot to make this hard 
Cuz you were so off balance 
And I knew all the words to set you off 

But you can never win 
You can never lose 
That's the scorned heart 
Then you throw your head back 
And you laugh at where we are
03:55
3 Give Me the Meltdown Lyrics

Give Me the Meltdown

Feeling worn down 
Like a piece of glass 
It doesn't take too much to get yourself to feed your monkey 
Tell some white lies, they can swallow them 
You don't see just how you got into this situation 

Late at night, 
late at night you weep for something better than the secrets you keep laying down, 
Just lay down here close to me, 
and tell me what you want from me. 

And I said Hey now, 
give me the meltdown, 
take it out on me this time around, 
oh no it aint over now I can feel the world spinning round and round and round 

Hey now, 
give me the meltdown, 
take it out on me don't let me down, 
oh no it aint over now I can feel the world spinning round and round and round. 

Wide awake now and your monkey's dead 
You're so perfect that you never really need nobody 
Put your hands down, you're among your friends 
You just take and take and take and take and take and take and 

Late at night, late at night 
You weep but so no better than the secrets you keep 
Stay down, just lay down here close to me 
Pretend you're never leaving me.
03:12
4 Someday Lyrics

Someday

You can go
You can start all over again
You can try to find a way to make another day go by
You can hide
Hold all your feelings inside
You can try to carry on when all you want to do is cry

[Chorus:]
And maybe someday
We'll figure all this out
Try to put an end to all our doubt
Try to find a way to make things better now and
Maybe someday we'll live our lives out loud
We'll be better off somehow
Someday

Now wait
And try to find another mistake
If you throw it all away then maybe you can change your mind
You can run, oh
And when everything is over and done
You can shine a little light on everything around you
Man it's good to be someone

[Chorus]

And I don't want to wait
I just want to know
I just want to hear you tell me so
Give it to me straight
Tell it to me slow

Cause maybe someday
We'll figure all this out
We'll put an end to all our doubt
Try to find a way to just feel better now and
Maybe someday we'll live our lives out loud
We'll be better off somehow
Someday

[x2]
Cause sometimes we don't really notice
Just how good it can get
So maybe we should start all over
Start all over again
04:07
5 Mockingbird Lyrics

Mockingbird

Here we stand
Somewhere in between this moment and the end
Will we bend
Or will we open up and take this whole thing in

Everybody else is smiling
Man, their smiles don't fade
You don't even wonder why
You just don't think that way

Maybe you and me got lost somewhere
We can't move on and we can't stay here
Maybe we've just had enough
Well, maybe we ain't meant for this love

You and me tried everything
But still that mockingbird won't sing
Man this life seems hard enough
Well, maybe we ain't meant for this love

Take my hand
I will lead you through the broken promise land
Yes I can, oh, yes I can
I can be there when you need it
I'll give it all 'til you can't feel it anymore

I don't wanna love you now
If you'll just leave some day
I don't wanna turn around
If you'll just walk away
04:00
6 Real World '09 Lyrics

Real World '09

Hey yeah 
Welcome to the real world 
Nobody told you it was gonna be hard you said 
Hey yeah 
I cant believe it 
I barely started now I'm falling apart 

And its hard 
Standing at the crossroads 
But having all the answers 
Never helped me out, no 

Then a boom shake 
Helps me awake 
I need some coffee, yeah 
And maybe a shave and 
Its a pretty bad way to start my today 
Turn on the radio and what does he say 

And the stars 
They were shining through the window 
You feel a little moon glow kind of like a rainbow 
But then a boom shake 
Now I'm awake 
I think its over but its everyday and 
Its a pretty fine mess I'm starting to make 
I couldnt tell you I was never afraid
02:45
7 Fire On the Mountain Lyrics

Fire On the Mountain

Fire on the mountain
Through the freeze
Save yourself
There's evil
In the garden
But you don't see it
I can tell

[Chorus]
How do you sleep while the city's burning
Where do you go when you can't go home
How do you drink when there's blood in the water
Where do you turn when the world moves on
When the world moves on, on

Fire on the mountain
You can feel it
Against your skin
You're standing
By the river
Let the river
Take you in

How do you sleep while the city's burning
Where do you go when you can't go home
How do you drink when there's blood in the water
Where do you turn when the world moves on
When the world moves on
When the world moves on, on
Yeah

[x2]
Hell, I see smoke out on the horizon
Mama, get your baby, take her down to the water
I view the wind like a promise broken
I see the future but it's getting farther

How do you sleep while the city's burning
Where do you go when you can't go home
How do you drink when there's blood in the water
Where do you turn when the world moves on
When the world moves on, hey
When the world moves on, [x3]
Yeah, oh Yeah, oh yeah world moves on
That world moves on, yeah
05:09
8 Hard On You Lyrics

Hard On You

You're the best thing I ever knew 
You do everything that I cant do 
Sometimes I get lost in my blue 
Please forgive me if im hard on you 
Please forgive me if im hard on you 

You and me got so much to prove 
You're the only thing that I cant lose 
The nights are peaceful here in our room 
Please forgive me if im hard on you 
Please forgive me if im hard on you 

Cuz I didnt mean to be mean when I said all the things I said to you 
But maybe the worst is the best I can do 
With you 
And I never want you to go but I know 
I've been moving way too slow 
And I fall apart cuz its all that I know 

Where you running now baby blue 
Please dont let it take me far from you 
I've been restless ive been a fool 
Please forgive me if im hard on you 
Please forgive me if im hard on you 
Please forgive me if im hard on you 
Please forgive me if im hard on you
02:42
9 Still Ain't Over You Lyrics

Still Ain't Over You

I should have never let you go 
Always another 
I need this more than you will know 
But theres always another 

A million by ways and highways 
And theres always another 
Someone else to pay your way 
To try to take your innocence 

Theres always 
Heartbreak 

I hold steady 
While youre shaking me loose 
You keep breaking me down but I still aint over you 
I've been living like theres nothing to lose 
And I'm telling you now that I still aint over you 

I keep your letters by my bed 
And theres always another 
I hear your voice inside my head 
And theres always another 

A waste of time 
Wasted our days 
And theres always another 
Someone else to make you suffer 
Make you think this whole thing over 

I've been sleeping around but I still aint over you
03:09
10 Natural Lyrics

Natural

This is not the life I promised you before 
I can feel them running chains around our door 
I'm coming to the end of what im for 
But I will pull myself together I am sure 

I will run for you until I start to drop 
I will breathe your breath until you tell me to stop 
We will see the ending of another sunny day 
And well wait at home until the next one drops 

Are we all just sitting here 
Waiting on the end 
Like its only natural 
Are we filling spaces 
Til we find ourselves again 
Like its only natural 
Its only natural 

This is not the way we wanted this to be 
I can feel your doubt inside of me 
Were standing on the edge of everything weve ever seen 
And everything well never get to be 

And when you think its over 
It start coming aorund again 
Its coming around again 
And when you think its figured out 
It starts coming around again 
Its coming around again 
Its coming around again
04:48
11 Snowblind Lyrics

Snowblind

I think were snowblind 
We've had a hard time 
And we cant see where we are 
Spending our whole lives 
Walking the same lines 
And it doesnt seem to stop 

This is our life 
Its all that we get 
The days are all numbered 
And the nights are all spent 
We're losing our focus 
It's starting to drag 
Were running in circles 
And we start to feel bad 

But it dont mean that this aint right 
We just both need a little more time 

You stick in my throat 
You melt in my hands 
You cause me to wonder 
As much as I can 
I feel it all over 
It's starting to lag 
Were spinning our wheels so much 
That its hard to turn back 

But when the night falls down on this place 
I will be the one to hold you when the tears fall down your face
03:54
12 Wonderful Lyrics

Wonderful

Look at me I'm made of wonderful, wonderful
I'm all easy breath and steady walk, steady walking
But underneath I'm barely moving, no
Its like I'm nothing
All the ways they had to make me smile and then they go and break me

[Chorus]
Wait, I think I feel like hell
Though I can't be myself
And I can't be nobody else but if I could
Would you love me then [x3]

Look at me, I'm made of wonderful, it's terrible
I'm all easy come and easy go
As far as you know
But underneath, man, I'm just killing time
I guess I'm past my prime
and now I'm overrated, overdressed, and overstated

[Chorus]

If I put my hands up, put your hands up
If I fall down
If I lose my place
And I don't know just where I'm supposed to go
If you'll be there when I wake
Would you love me then?

And I come home tired
And I come home late
Everybody wants me
So I give it away
I'm a wanted man [x4]

Would you love me then [x3]
03:28
13 Cradlesong Lyrics

Cradlesong

Everybody's got a different story
Everybody wanna give their selves away
But I'm still afraid
If we can stay out of their field of vision
If we can keep ourselves a half a world away
Ah honey we'll be ok

[Chorus]
The world can be so cruel
But I will sing for you
This cradle song
All night long

Everybody's got their own opinion
Everybody's got a place were they belong
Like a favorite song
I don't want to be a faded memory
I don't want to be the ghost that you cant shake
I want to be the real thing

[Chorus]

Yeah all night long
yeah all night long
oh, oh, oh

No one said we were victims honey
No one said we had to keep the things we get
And there ain't no regrets
And all our friends, they moved to Hollywood
But we ain't that desperate yet, oh no
Ain't nothing like the real thing

The world can be so cruel
And let me sing for you
This cradle song
All night long

[Chorus]

This cradle song [x2]

Yeah all night long
Sing it all night long [x2]

Yeah, yeah
All night long
04:13
14 Getting Late Lyrics

Getting Late

This life 
Keeps moving on 
And we're going away 
Before too long 

So tell your friends 
Just how ya feel 
You better say it loud 
For the world to hear 

Cuz it's getting late 
Time to go 
The paper moon 
Is fading slow 
But the night 
Keeps moving on 
And it takes you in 
It brings you home 

While you're watching over 
The moments that make up your life 

Well it's getting late 
Thats the way it is 
You can't deny 
When it feels like this 
And it's strange 
What it's bringing out 
Youre gonna open up 
Cuz you can't stop now 
Oh you can't stop onw 

Well it's getting late 
You don't know how 
Youre wide awake 
And you're missing out 
Get your kicks 
While you can 
Then you go to work 
To pay the man
03:29
15 Sleep Til the War Is Over Lyrics

Sleep Til the War Is Over

You say we're better off not knowing,
If we cannot save a life.
Somebody said there's a new day coming,
Yeah but it don't feel right.

And we weigh out these scars,
Because we got no imagination.
And we trade these lives,
For any feeling we can ever know.

[Chorus:]
All I can do is try to make some sense of all this loss,
All I can do is try to live my life,

But I don't want to dance,
I don't want to sing,
I just want to sleep 'til the war is over.
I don't want to lose everything,
I just want to sleep 'til the war is over.
But it ain't over.

You say you judge them by their color,
But what you can't say is why.
Is it too hard to just love one another?
Where do we take this life?

And we weigh out these scars,
They say we got no destination.
And from where we are,
It seems we're never gonna make it home.

[Chorus X2]

All I can do is try to make some sense of all this loss,
All I can do is try to close my eyes
03:58
16 Believe (Bonus Track) Lyrics

Believe (Bonus Track)

You better wake up,
It's been a long, long time.
You better watch out,
They're gonna steal you blind.
And it's a long way,
No matter where you are.

Well so tell me how we're gonna get that far,
Tell me how we're gonna get that far.

[Chorus:]
Wait, I don't think we can make it
Through this world without some
Faith when everything is falling
Through our hands we must believe.

You better wake up,
We're gonna go back home.
They're gonna love you,
When they see you all alone.
You got a new face,
With the same old scars.

Well so tell me how you're gonna get that far,
Tell me how you're gonna get that far.
Oh just tell me how we're gonna get that far,
Tell me how we're gonna get that far.

Stop turning away, stop turning around.
We must believe.
03:29