Six Ways From Sunday Lyrics

1. SHADE OF WHITE

Love, it’s not over.
‘Cuz you’re not sinking ‘till you’re under;
And nothings’ looked so good as your face so close to mine.
No, it’s no wonder,
As you spread your arms and drift away,
That we’re left clinging on to what’s been left behind.

Well he said and she said,
I can but I can’t,
So where do we go from here?

This shade of white doesn’t fit right,
In this light when I close my eyes,
I can make out your outline,
Listen once and I’ll fill you in tonight.

Love, keep your head up,
And someone’s bound to see your light.
But would one simple gesture have set us back on course?
No, it’s not easy,
But who the hell ever said it would be?
Now I can’t seem to read between the lines behind your eyes.

He said and she said,
I can but I can’t,
So where do we go from here?

Chorus, Chorus

2. FIGHT THE SUN

Packed herself away in that tiny leather suitcase,
She’ll always wear the things she can’t forget.
Gave the rest away in a rainy sidewalk yard sale,
I hear she’s movin’ out West.

Smoked that cigarette, crushed out her last regret,
Spent far too long in a place she can’t call home.

You’re the one, she said. You kissed me like you loved me from
The very first time you let go.
The time had come; we’d fight the sun,
Can’t let it rise, it burns my eyes, your face fades to white…then we let go.***

She made sure to wear sunglasses on the tarmac,
No one could see her run that way.
She’s played the muse but never felt the limelight,
There’s a promise to keep 3000 miles away.

One last cigarette, checked her discontent,
Be damned if she won’t do something even if it’s wrong.

Chorus, Chorus

***Back Ground Vocals for Chorus:
Pack your bags; it’s over now, one more lie,
I couldn’t change your mind, God knows I’ve tried.
And I won’t sleep at all tonight, Fight the sun so it won’t rise,
Stare it down ‘till I go blind, and your face fades to white.

You’re on your own tonight
There’s no need to apologize
Go on now and find your light,
I’ve found mine…

3. EVERYTHING’S FINE

You wanted so much more than I could ever give you,
And I wanted less than you afforded me last night,
I’m unfamiliar with these scandalous propositions,
This isn’t like me but I guess you’ll do tonight.

It’s an unfamiliar situation as I swallow my pride,
You can bet as the sun might set that I’ll keep my head held high,

‘Cause everything’s alright (x4), everything’s fine.

And while we argue over sense and sensibility,
I’ve changed my mind,
How dare you try to question my verity?
This isn’t like me but I’ll have to say goodbye,

It’s an unfamiliar situation as I swallow my pride,
You can bet as the sun might set that I’ll keep my head held high,

Chorus

So what if I’ve changed my mind?
Like I’ve told myself a million times,
Sooner or later well I’ll probably grow to hate her,
But we’ll push that down inside…

‘Cause everything’s alright (x8), everything’s fine.

4. DAISY DON’T CRY

Mister could you feed me one more of your lines?
‘cause I can’t seem to put this right,
If I could only find the appropriate goodbye then I just might,
Leave here behind.

Sorry I can’t give you any more of my time,
But I’ve spent this whole year hiding behind,
What I’ve found wrong with their bourgeois lives,
Instead…of living mine,

So, I’ll stand heels on the line,
To catch you this one last time…
…then I’m leavin’.
And I’m off tonight, to another place and time,
Where the ring’s set so high,
But Daisy don’t you cry.

In my reflection from the Central Park pond,
Everything seems clearer when I can look beyond,
Thru the nights in Normandy, to the stars where I can see,
Into my teens, into my teens.

And I never really cared much for that scene,
With the red haired girl and that goddamned Dean,
But don’t ever tell anybody,
Anything, anything.

Chorus

5. IRISH RAIN

This isn’t how I expected to recall Dublin,
It hasn’t rained a single day while we were here.
But the winds they’ve changed like autumn days, and she’s a stormin’,
Now I can’t seem to get this Irish rain out of my eyes.

‘Cuz damned if you do, but damned if you don’t,
So I’ll do it anyway for better or broke.

I can still hear it thru the clinking and laughter,
Thru the dim stained light and the meaningless banter;
“This isn’t how I expected my forever after,” she said,
“My friend, this isn’t how I wanted this to end.”

Some walk away, and some bend the truth,
Some bleed from their mouths, but they’ll see it thru.

Time has a funny way of wearing down the shine,
And white summer dresses, they were never quite your kind.
Thru the stormy days and tidal waves it never crossed my mind,
That we wouldn’t make it back here one more time.

Well it seems that we should settle up here,
And I’d buy you a beer but it’s clear to see you’d rather get home.
I think that I’ll stick around it is our last night in Dublin,
And besides, I have a feelin’ I’m better off drinking alone…drinking alone.

Chorus, Chorus

This isn’t how I expected to recall Dublin…

6. FIREFLIES

That night she watched the sun surrender to the fireflies,
Hands on his watch told him that she’d be gone,
That night she waited, wondered, whispered “where did I go wrong?”
And he wondered just how much tonight he’d let her down.

She said I don’t want to bring this up if it’s a bad time,
I only wish that you’d make up your mind,
He said “how many times can we have this conversation?”
Her hearts grown tired this happens all the time,

All she wanted was a smile that she could keep,
Subtle reminders, why bother,
Could she ever believe one word he said? And she said.

I always thought you were the one that I wanted,
I always thought you were the one that I needed,
I always thought you were the one that I could count on.

That night he walked alone just like he had a hundred times,
As he made his way through that crowded room,
Amongst the faceless strangers, with the smoke in his eyes,
He saw her arms around someone he never knew.

She hurried over just to say “it’s been a long time,”
And he wore that smile as he went out of his mind,
He said “I’d carry on with this pointless conversation,
But I’ve spent six-years hearing these same old lies.”

And all he wanted was a smile that she could keep,
Subtle reminders, why bother,
Could he ever believe one word she said? And he said.

Chorus x 2… Bridge… Chorus x2

7. CATHARTIC

It’s the same old story that I’ve told for years,
A thousand different ways for a thousand different ears,
And I can’t believe that I never did see that I’m the crazy one.
And if I tried I could count the days to exactly when I got “older,”
Aren’t they one and the same? Let’s just get this all out in the open.

There’s a hundred different reasons for a thousand different lies,
And everyone goes their own way,
I’ve run those million miles, it all looks the same to me…so,

Stand…stand here with me,
Just stand…stand here with me,
You’ve run aground so let’s let it be,
And stand…stand here with me.

I’m a whiner, I’m a sinner, I’m a glutton and a whore,
A self-deprecating dreamer, I’m a baby and a bore,
I never knew what I wanted, but lost everything that I had.
A self-loathing masochist, a righteous pacifist,
Non-committal, but in committed relationships,
(I) might make something of myself, if I could only make up my mind.

There’s a hundred different reasons for a thousand different lies,
And everyone goes their own way,
I’ve run those million miles, it all looks the same to me…so,

Chorus

You’ve gone for miles now, with your head down.
Pick yourself up, off the ground; it’s been too long now,
And take a stand.

8. Little Late

He held the door, she to her surprise,
We’ve been here before, could’ve done without the lies,
He says it’s just the same old story so I’m skipping to the end,
It’s au revoir mi amor, so you can put away those eyes.

She can’t seem to see beyond him with the salt in her eyes,
And he won’t stay there in the middle while she plays both sides,

No more, fade away into the crowd,
No more, there’s pieces missing, her puzzle won’t play out.

It’s a little late, to take it all back now,
You’re not what I’m looking for, as if that makes any difference,
You couldn’t change my mind; my mind’s made up by/for now,
It’s a little late, but you’ll lay the blame on fate somehow.

He closed the door, she wipes away her eyes,
Won’t take any more, Sarah’s the one to decide,
The only line between what’s wrong and right is whether she can change his mind,
Back out on the floor, someone will bleed tonight.

Blow away the hurt till morning, tonight you’ll get yours,
It’s a match made in sweet revenge, but it’s not quite what he’s been lookin’ for,

No more, fade away into the crowd,
No more, there’s pieces missing, her puzzle won’t play out.

Chorus, Chorus (x1.5)

9. THE RIDE

I know why you said goodbye yesterday,
I know every word that you didn’t want to say,
I know why you had to take some time,
Go and figure out your life,
And leave me here thinking about today.

‘Cause I’m just coming along for the ride,
(But) the feel, the time, the place it wasn’t right.

I know what it’s like to spend most nights alone,
Drink a 40, watch TV, I might get stoned,
I know every night when I turn out,
The lights I lay and think about,
How close you are and how far we are from home.

‘Cause I’m just coming along for the ride,
(But) the feel, the time, the place it wasn’t right.

I want to see me in my own light,
If that starts with one step out my front door…well that’s fine with me,
I want to walk right into my life,
See things I’ve never saw,
Do things I’ve never done before.

I know what it’s like to hear the awful sound,
Of the radio while we just drive around,
Well I knew there was more to say,
But missed my chance when-you walked away,
where might I be if I’d said those words out loud?

‘Cause I’m just coming along for the ride,
(But) the feel, the time, the place it wasn’t right.

Chorus

Needless to say if things were my fault then I’m sorry but I don’t know what for,
I suppose you must have told me,
God knows you had to show me,
‘Bout a dozen times with that closed door.

Well it takes more than both my hands to count the times my best laid plans,
All went bad and I said something wrong,
‘Cause I met you and we turned friends things went fast and in the end,
That’s something I aint had in far too long…

Chorus

10. SIX WAYS FROM SUNDAY

She don’t mean well,
Took just one look and I could tell,
This’ll hurt like hell,
Just one step, just one breath and I fell.

I don’t sleep well,
In these three sheets all by myself,
So she’s there to help.
Just one kiss, she won’t kiss and tell.

Amber you’re killin’ me, (but) why should I believe it?
I’ve only just made up my mind…so I’ll say.

(Ah) Where’ve you been all my life?
(I’ve) been kicked 6 ways from Sunday, and I’ve gone and lost my mind.
So pour your heart out and I’ll pour mine,
We’ll play “Tones of Home” and “Mr. Jones,”
And drink ourselves blind tonight.

And it’s just as well,
That she can’t speak and I can’t spell.
When I’ve had my fill,
At the end of the night, she’ll get put back on the shelf.

Chorus

Amber you’re killin’ me, (but) why should I believe it?
I’ve only just made up my mind…so I’ll say.

Amber you’re killin’ me, (but) why should I believe it?
I’ve only just made up my mind…so I’ll say.

Chorus (pass me a bottle Mr. Jones)

11. Hoodie

Bury the piece down deep behind your mother’s house,
I read it in a movie once, no one ever found Henry out.

I’ll punch the clock while you punch thru the State line,
They haven’t caught up, but it’s only a matter of time.

Lie to me, Josephine, if that’s your name,
Cons and lovers both work undercover when they’re one and the same,
She’ll take the money and I’ll take the story to the grave.

Pull me again and we’ll burn down your father’s house,
Put on your black and whites, now there’s no way out.

And I’ll never again find the color of your eyes,
‘Cause I can only dream in black and white.

Chorus, Chorus