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The Great Unknown

Rob Thomas Aug 21, 2015 ℗ Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. A
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1 I Think We'd Feel Good Together Lyrics

I Think We'd Feel Good Together

Well I want to get to know you
What's your name?
And tell me what I'm gonna have to go through
Are you game?
To take a drive anywhere you want to
We'll leave these people behind
I don't know why I just imagine you're a good time
So you wanna get to know me?
Well then, hey
Well that's a start
I'll treat you like a picture
In a frame
A work of art
I think I want to paint you
And then I want to hang you
In my bedroom over my head

[Chorus:]
Hey, wait up baby
Well I really want to know you better
And maybe you can stay one night
Or stay forever
I think we'd feel good together

Say you wanna go to my place?
Well, okay
I'm kind of wild
Moving at a fast pace
Slow down baby
Have some wine, have a little champagne
We got no reason to rush
Cause soon enough I'm gonna do some things that make you blush
Do you like a little music?
Marvin Gaye?
What's going on? I like the way you move it
When you sway
I like the way you bump and grind do you mind if I take a little more time
You're so fine but I can't believe you're mine even only tonight

[Chorus:]
Hey, wait up baby
Well I really want to know you better
And maybe you can stay one night
Or stay forever
I think we'd feel good together

Wait up baby
Cause I only want to know you better
And maybe you can stay one night
Or stay forever
I think we'd feel good together

And in the morning when the sun comes up
You don't have to leave it's up to you
But I know that when I rise
I see that look in your eyes
I'll be thinking it's too good for only a night
Hey, hey, too good for only a night
Hey hey

[Chorus:]
Hey, wait up baby
Well I really want to know you better
And maybe you can stay one night
Or stay forever
I think we'd feel good together

Wait up baby
Cause I only want to know you better
And maybe you can stay one night
Or stay forever
I think we'd feel good together

Yeah, oh yeah
And if you'd only want to stay one night or stay forever
I think we'd feel good together
03:00
2 Trust You Lyrics

Trust You

All my friends say "when you gon' play?"
I'm always too busy, I don't need to stay up late
But I change my mind when I see your face
Cause I trust you
Now it's on like Revlon, middle of the night
Gimme just a minute, man, I'm higher than a kite
And I can't come down, but I know I'll be all right
Because I trust you

[Chorus:]
When you say "hey, come on,"
I know I really, really want to
I trust you
When I stay, I know I really ought to go
But then I trust you
I trust you
I trust you
When you say "hey, come on"
I know I will because I trust you
I trust you

I like to think that I am reasonable
But I can't tell you why I'm down on the floor
I check my hair, but I don't know what it's for
I know tomorrow that I'll trust you some more

[Chorus]

I keep on making bad decisions cause I
I keep on drinking what you're giving cause I
[x2]

[Chorus]

(I trust you, man!)
03:08
3 Hold On Forever Lyrics

Hold On Forever

Another night and here we are again
All our faults laid out ahead
Let it out, then let it right back in
All those voices in your head

And we both know everything, but we can't learn to leave
So I'll tell you what you need

First thing: we make you feel better
Next stop: we pull it all together
I'll keep you warm like a sweater
Take my hand, hold on forever
Just fall apart if you need to
I'm here and I won't leave you now
Don't look down
Hold on forever

Lay down all your troubles end to end
They could reach up to the stars
So many roads, you don't know where you've been
But you still know who you are

And if I seem preoccupied, I'm wondering what to do
So here's my recipe for you

First thing: we make you feel better
Next stop: we pull it all together
I'll keep you warm like a sweater
Take my hand, hold on forever
Just fall apart if you need to
I'm here and I won't leave you now
Don't look down
Hold on forever

And we both know everything, but we can't learn to leave
So I'll tell you what you need

First thing: we make you feel better
Next stop: we pull it all together
I'll keep you warm like a sweater
Take my hand, hold on forever
Just fall apart if you need to
I'm here and I won't leave you now
Don't look down
Hold on forever
Just take my hand; hold on forever
Hold on forever
Just take my hand; hold on forever
03:35
4 Wind It Up Lyrics

Wind It Up

Wind it up and let it go
When it gets to the other side, oh no
Now wait a minute can't you see I'm lost
I try to get it but I may be too far gone
I think about it baby then I'm wrong
I try to beat it but I'm no good on my own
You say you don't see what you know about me
I got a penchant for the revelry
Now I been the best that I can be
But there ain't no good plans for me

[Chorus:]
Just wind it up and let it go
And when it gets to the other side, oh no
We will not care where it lands
When I'm wide awake, let it slide
Everyone says I'm crazy but my, my
I'll get my sleep when I'm dead

Right now I'm falling over but I'm keeping right
Feeling better than I did this time last night
I stumble out into the city lights
I got a voice in my head that I just can't bite
People seem uptight, there's no hope in sight
But if I loosen my head a little then I'll be all right
But when the morning comes I do it all again because I

[Chorus:]
Wind it up and let it go
And when it gets to the other side, oh no
We will not care where it lands
When I'm wide awake, let it slide
Everyone says I'm crazy but my, my
I'll get my sleep when I'm dead

Pull together all the moments I found
Man there's sure a lot of people in this town
They all do their best to bring me down
But I can't be stopped now
And the moment's just floating away
And I stutter
Maybe I'm too old to try and live this way
I should know better
I slow down and I'm falling behind
Break off a piece of this life and I call it mine
But you can't get back this time

[Chorus:]
So let's wind it up and let it go
And when it gets to the other side, oh no
We will not care where it lands
When I'm wide awake, let it slide
Everyone says I'm crazy but my, my
I'll get my sleep when I'm dead
03:09
5 One Shot Lyrics

One Shot

Everybody wanna get high again and play it all night long
Everybody get a little wild and then they turn and go back home
Well, I say "Why? Why?"
Everybody, let's turn it up again, I wanna hear that song
Then I'm gonna fly like Superman, feeling so far gone
So tonight, let's ride

We get one shot to get it right
We get one shot, so hold on tight
We get one shot, so let it ride
We get one shot to live your life
We get one shot to go all night
We get one shot, so let it ride

Everybody's got a little love to give, let's give it all we got
I don't wanna feel all weighted down, let's hit it while it's hot
And burning bright, bright
I know you know exactly what I mean
Too fast, too slow, there ain't no in-between
So tonight, let's ride

We get one shot to get it right
We get one shot, so hold on tight
We get one shot, so let it ride
We get one shot to live your life
We get one shot to go all night
We get one shot, so let it ride

I say we let it ride

I know everything could fall apart
We get one chance to make this kickstart
Turn on your light
Cause we are made of stars
And I wanna let it shine

Everybody gonna be alright, I feel it in my bones
If it takes all night, I'm bleeding water from this stone
So tonight, tonight
Let's ride

We get one shot to get it right
We get one shot, so hold on tight
We get one shot, so let it ride
We get one shot to live your life
We get one shot to go all night
We get one shot, so let it ride

I say we let it ride
I say we let it ride
02:50
6 The Great Unknown Lyrics

The Great Unknown

People are talking, what you can't un-know
And what you wanted wasn't real at all
So many people never cross that road
Staring out the window of a combat zone

[Chorus:]
So just hold on
Driving through the valley of the great unknown
Hoping that the headlights shine on
Everyone around you has a heart of stone
But you just roll on
Just roll on

People are talking but you can't be sure
So many whispers at your own front door
And when you open up you lose that hope
Now you start to wonder if you're all alone

[Chorus:]
So just hold on
Driving through the valley of the great unknown
Hoping that the headlights shine on
Everyone around you has a heart of stone
But you just roll on

Remember walking when you thought you couldn't stand
Remember what it feels like
I know you think that they could never understand
Oh, but you don't want to be right
And now you only want to make it out alive

[Chorus:]
So just hold on
Driving through the valley of the great unknown
Hoping that the headlights shine on
Everyone around you has a heart of stone
But you just roll on
Just roll on
03:38
7 Absence of Affection Lyrics

Absence of Affection

You got your hands down under the table
You got your head right up in the clouds
You take your best shot when you're able
But your world don't spin right now
It's high time you found a lover
It's high time you made a friend
The world won't keep you together, babe
And your heart won't see no end
I say

[Chorus:]
And if everybody wants you
Tell me why are you so alone
In the absence of affection
We'll take anything and call it love
In the absence of affection
We'll take anything and call it love

You got your flash friends waiting to meet you
They're stuck like butterflies up on the wall
And in the night life no one can beat you
Ooh, you look so pretty it's a pity just to touch you
But you never know when it's gonna fall
You never know when it's gonna fall
So you fake it until you make it
And beat your head against that wall

[Chorus:]
And if everybody wants you
Tell me why are you so alone
In the absence of affection
We'll take anything and call it love
In the absence of affection
We'll take anything and call it love

And if everybody wants you
Tell me why are you so alone
In the absence of affection
We'll take anything and call it love

And if everybody wants you
Tell me why are you so alone
In the absence of affection
We'll take anything and call it love
We'll take anything and call it love
03:36
8 Things You Said Lyrics

Things You Said

When we were in love you were the damnedest thing
All uneven, I gave you everything
There's no reason, making me fall in line
But I fall in line, darling every time
You were floating, I was your satellite
I was drowning, you came and saved my life
Now you broke my heart, and it wasn't right
What you did to me, how do you sleep at night

[Chorus:]
All the things that you said
They all went to my head
And I don't know now
I don't know how to forget
What it is that I needed to get
And I don't know now
I don't know how to forget
I don't know how to forget

A hard luck story, you see it every day
Hearts get shattered, people are thrown away
Now we're crawling back and you know it's bad
When you can't stay home and you can't go back
I remember like it was yesterday
Hear you talking, seeing you walk away
Now I don't wanna give it up, give it up
But I don't know how to make it go away
I can't see the end

[Chorus:]
All the things that you said
They all went to my head
And I don't know now
I don't know how to forget
What it is that I needed to get
And I don't know now
I don't know how to forget

You wanna be loved by someone
Then love someone
In the face of all the world

[Chorus:]
All the things that you said
They all went to my head
And I don't know now
I don't know how to forget
What it is that I needed to get
And I don't know now
I don't know now

All the things that you said
They all went to my head
And I don't know now
I don't know how to forget
What it is that I needed to get
And I don't know now
I don't know how to forget
And I don't know how to forget (You wanna be loved by someone)
And I don't know how to forget (Then love someone)
And I don't know how to forget (Love someone)
03:04
9 Paper Dolls Lyrics

Paper Dolls

Better watch yourself
Cause it's gonna be a long night ahead
This is hallowed ground
And there's fear in every word that you said
Don't make any moves while you're angry, I beg

[Chorus:]
Cause I don't know how we got this far
Don't know when we became who we are
The war goes on behind these walls
You and me are just worn paper dolls

Better not look down
Cause it's gonna be a long way to fall
This is our last chance
And it's everything or nothing at all
Don't make me a fool, darling don't make me crawl

[Chorus:]
Cause I don't know how we got this far
Don't know when we became who we are
The war goes on behind these walls
You and me are just worn paper dolls

Worn from what's been said
And on and now the rest
Falls on where we go now

[Chorus:]
Cause I don't know how we got this far
Don't know when we became who we are
The war goes on behind these walls
You and me are just worn paper dolls
You and me are just worn paper dolls
03:04
10 Nlytm Lyrics

Nlytm

Man I heard it go boom, boom, boom
From the back of my room
But my feet don't move
Cause I'm stuck like glue
Like sometimes when I feel light
When I like the way we're looking
In the phantom street light
Oh my god, it's another one down
Street lace town, make it right now, bring it round
Thieves like us, we can make a change somehow
We can make it better but we don't know just how

It's not like, it's not like you told me
I'm sitting here sad and lonely
It's not like, it's not like you told me
I'm giving up, I'm giving in
Not like, it's not like you told me
Who's gonna be there to hold me
When someone brings me down

Man I heard like boom, boom, boom
Just a little too soon
And my head gets fooled
Cause I can't think straight
Like sometimes when it's real life
When you like the way it's looking
But you just don't feel right
Just hold up, here it comes now
It's letdown, let it out, let it start moving around
You can barely stand up now
Then you start to wonder where you'll land if you fall down

It's not like, it's not like you told me
I'm sitting here sad and lonely
It's not like, it's not like you told me
I'm giving up, I'm giving in
Not like, it's not like you told me
Who's gonna be there to hold me
When someone brings me down

And maybe all we get is over
And maybe all we need is more time

It's not like, it's not like you told me
I'm sitting here sad and lonely
It's not like, it's not like you told me
I'm giving up, I'm giving in
Not like, it's not like you told me
Who's gonna be there to hold me
When someone brings me down

(We go up on the middle and back to the front)
It's not like, it's not like you told me
(Up on the middle and back to the front)
I'm giving up, I'm giving in
(Up on the middle and back to the front)
Who's gonna be there to hold me
When someone brings me down
02:47
11 Heaven Help Me Lyrics

Heaven Help Me

In the evening when the stars shine down
All the bridge and tunnel girls come out
We can dance until the walls fall down
Cause tonight we own this town
But in the morning when the sun's on fire
I'm burning through you like a razor wire
When we see ourselves in passing windows
We feel like hell, everyone knows

You can't go back, heaven help me
We've gone too far, when we can't be
The ones we want
This is who we are, who we are

A shot of neon in a window pane
A shot of whiskey and we end again
You're moving further but you just can't win
And that's the way it's always been
You don't wanna let your life go by
So you give until the well runs dry
But when you lose your faith it never comes back
And time don't wait, now you know that

You can't go back, heaven help me
We've gone too far, when we can't be
The ones we want
This is who we are, who we are

I'm sorry but you can't go back, heaven help me
We know too much, please believe me
Believe yourself
This is who you are, who you are

You try to get your head around it but it's never enough
You give yourself a little something but it's not what you need
And all that worry, all for nothing
Where you've been and where you're going
And even if you changed it somehow
Every step would lead to right now

You can't go back, heaven help me
We've gone too far, when we can't be
The ones we want
This is who we are, who we are

I could tell you that you can't go back, heaven help me
We know too much, please believe me
Believe yourself
This is who you are, who you are

Oh, you can't go back, heaven help me
We've gone too far
We can't go back
This is who are, who we are

Oh, you can't go back, heaven help me
We've gone too far
We can't go back
03:21
12 Lie To Me Lyrics

Lie To Me

I'm walking back from you
In a state cause all your words
Are soft and can be torn
Sooner or later
Those candy-coated girls
Who fall down at your feet
They don't mean much to me
Cause you feel like the real thing

Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me
I want to hear you sing
Or scream and cry to me
I'll give you everything
Go on and try for me
Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me

When we were only young
We tried so hard not to fall
There was no way we could know
Falling was easy
And now we understand
The way the world goes
Sometimes you take what you get
Sometimes you get what you know
Just put your guard down
I know that nothing can stay
But you feel like the best thing

Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me
I want to hear you sing
Or scream and cry to me
I'll give you everything
Go on and try for me
Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me

So drag me down
I can't say no
I'm far too gone
So don't let go
I'm hanging on
You feel my weight
You feel my weight

Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me
I want to hear you sing
Or scream and cry to me
I'll give you everything
Go on and try for me
Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me
Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me
Just tell me anything
Girl you can lie to me
03:45
13 Pieces Lyrics

Pieces

Run away, run away if you can't speak
Turn a page on a world that you don't need
Wide awake and you're scared that you won't come down now

Didn't I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn't I warn you, didn't I warn you
Better take it easy, try to find a way out
Better start believing in yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don't know how
We are lost and we're falling
Hold onto me
You're all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You're all I have, all I have

Now and then there's a light in the darkness
Feel around till you find where your heart went
There's a weight in the air but you can't see why, why

Didn't I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn't I want you, everybody wants you
Tell me what you're needing, give into your bleeding
Never any feeling for yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don't know how
We are lost and we're falling
Hold onto me
You're all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You're all I have, all I have

Didn't I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn't I warn you, didn't I warn you
Better take it easy, try to find a way out
Better start believing in yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don't know how
We are lost and we're falling
Hold onto me
You're all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You're all I have, all I have
Can you hold onto me
Can you hold onto me

Run away, run away if you can't speak
04:20