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"Welcome The Night" (2007)



Not Capable Of Love Lyrics – ataris

Beneath the glow of this hanging moon
Lies a city still and cold
Our silhouettes walk hand in hand
The drunken jukebox serenade

We pretend we're so innocent
Cause no one ever likes to hurt
Go take off that silver dress
And expose your naked heart

I'm not capable of love
That kind of love
That I felt when I was twenty one
Cause I'm not capable of love
That kind of love
That I felt when I was twenty one
Take it back

So happy birthday darling
Watch those candles melt away
Not unlike those chandeliers
At the bar where we both etched our names
Who would have thought we'd fall so hard
Who would have thought we'd fall so fast
Optimistic children
Clinging tight to all we never had

I'm not capable of love
That kind of love
That I felt when I was twenty one
Cause I'm not capable of love
That kind of love
Could I wish that I could take back
Take it back

You're the only one I want
I wish that I could take it back
Am I not capable of love
That kind of love
That I felt when I was twenty one
Cause I'd be right if I said
You're not my biggest regret
Could I wish that I could take it back

Cause I'm not capable of love
That kind of love
That I felt when I was twenty one
Take it back

Cardiff-By-The-Sea Lyrics – ataris

The sea has become
Profoundly red as wine
The skies they bleed with fleeting passion tonight

Come sweet euphoria
Your light is blinding to me
You feel as comforting as a mother's warm embrace
But still you're just as lonely as the sea

We gaze out upon the crashing waves
From this hillside graveyard masquerade
Sweet terrible angel
Embrace my soul with light
Is it honesty that sunk my lungs and is dying to get out
But still I'm helpless as an orphaned child

Can you cure this loneliness in my heart
My heart
Can you cure this loneliness in my heart
In my heart

Euphoria, euphoria
Euphoria, euphoria
Euphoria, euphoria

New Year's Day Lyrics – ataris

You're a senior double major
You got such big ideas
We were searching for a savior
To guide us through those restless years

If only I could steal you away
From those paths we were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
If only I could make you see
That all those dreams belonged to me
I'd take back all those things I said
That new year's day

The October autumn twilight
The chilling of our breath
I had dreams I've found redemption
And a past full of regret
And the clouds on the horizon
Look like a thousand paper cranes
And I heard your voice
But couldn't scream your name

If only I could steal you away
From those paths were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
If only I could make you see
That all those dreams belonged to me
I'd take back all those things I said
That new year's day

So let's drink to forgiveness
Let's drink for regret
Let's drink to the ones we've loved and lost
Let us never forget
The mannequin shields her glowing eyes
We'll all too human, yeah
We're always searching on
Until that gift of isolation has been won

If only I could steal you away
From those paths were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
If only I could make you see
That all those dreams belonged to me
I'm haunting them the way you know you're haunting me
If only I could steal you away
From those paths were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
That new year's day

Secret Handshakes Lyrics – ataris

Marble stairs in this cathedral
Built by these hands five hundred years before
We will make good men better
We will make good men better

Draw the right hand across the neck
Drop the arm down to your side.
I hear the voices calling in the night.

Thirty-three degrees
Accepted right of hypocrisy
From this bitter cup we all shall drink
Here I am awake, it's 2AM; it's getting late
All I know is something isn't right.

We will make good men better
How can you make good men better?

Draw the right hand across the neck
Drop the arm down to your side.
I hear the shadows calling in the night.

Get up, get up, get out
The fire's burning now
Our bodies burned to ashes
They'll be scattered to the forests.

Does it ever even faze you
That your father's involvement with a cult
Nearly killed your first born child?

The Cheyenne Line Lyrics – ataris

In silence, I like to think out loud
You say this is the end
I know it's not the end
I took a picture
Of heaven when we broke down
Across the shining light
I never will forget
The color of last night
Over us

We missed the point in living
So caught up in this moment
We threw out all convictions
And traded them for substance
This life you hold so near
Will fade in time...

And so it goes
No we won't let go
If you are alive
Then be truly alive
Just open up your eyes
Pay attention to the signs
The color of the sky in this night

We missed the point in living
So caught up in this moment
We threw out all convictions
And traded them for substance
This life we hold so dear
Will fade in...
Time spend wasted on a lie
It's time you found some frame of mind
This life you hold so near
Will fade in time

We missed the point in living
So caught up in this moment
We threw out all convictions
And traded them for substance
This life we hold so dear
Will fade in time

And so it goes
No we won't let go
And so it goes
No no you won't let go
This life you hold so dear
Will fade in time...

And We All Become Like Smoke Lyrics – ataris

We all are so faithful
We all are so lost within our hearts
There's a spark in reply
And then our colors burst in gold
And we all become like...

Fading into nothing, fading into nothing
Just a trace of my life
That burns when I fade across

And still we all are so hopeful
So you write our sins in our blood
We look so tired in our eyes
Yet so afraid of

Fading into nothing, fading into nothing
Just a trace of my life
That burns when I fade across

We all are so, we all are so faithful

Fading into nothing, fading into nothing
Just a trace of my life
That burns when I fade across

Fading into nothing, fading into nothing
Just a trace of my heart
Leaves its mark upon a heart

Connections Are More Dangerous Than Lies Lyrics – ataris

Electric windmill skyline
The cracking soil beneath my feet
It's pearls drenched with lust
This empty bed, the sweat soaked sheets
It's like they empty out the ocean
Bodies mending this scorched earth
It's like they empty out the ocean
Bodies mending this scorched earth
So call me on your long walks home
Where drunken voices bleed into one

If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are

I will to you the smell of burning leaves
Rusted windchimes and the feverish glow of fireflies
We were such terrible liars
We were such passionate lovers
We were such terrible liars
We were such passionate lovers
So call me on your long walks home
Where drunken voices bleed into one

If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are

We awoke on your cluttered bed
To the schoolchildren below
Our teeming hearts
Habitual words are effortlessly flung
We were such terrible liars
We were such passionate lovers
We were such terrible liars
We were such passionate lovers
We were such terrible liars
We were such passionate lovers
We were such terrible liars
We were such passionate lovers
(Call me on your long walks home
Where drunken voices bleed into one)

If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
Stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are
Stay where you are
If you're not in love, stay where you are

Whatever Lies Will Help You Rest Lyrics – ataris

While Kansas city sleeps
Cloaked in the twilight of this valley
At this church cross standing
Roadside from a tree
I keep driving to the most desolate seclusions
My blackest secrets still imprison me
And why don't we say what we really feel?

Whenever things are at their best...
Whatever lies will help you rest
Whenever things are at their best...
Why do we wait for it to fall apart?
Fall apart

Welcome to the after-taste
Of cheap wine and bad decisions
My heart trembles in this morning prayer
I can't turn my eyes
From this inner most seductions
But still somehow you found me there
And why don't we say what we really feel?

Whenever things are at their best...
Whatever lies will help you rest
Whenever things are at their best...
Why do we wait for it to fall apart?

It's my mistake to say
I'm not the world safest bet
I've never been too good at being good
And its probably sad to say...

Whenever things are at their best...
Whatever lies will help you rest
Whenever things are at their best...
Why do we wait for it to fall apart?

Whenever things are at their best...
Whatever lies will help you rest
Whenever things are at their best...
Why do we wait for it to fall apart?

From The Last, Last Call Lyrics – ataris

Here's a long evasive story
Of failed hopes and glories
Old chandeliers and scratched out 45's
Some hands for my procession
And a couple drunk confessions
I'm soaked in rapture tonight

No lie, no lie, no lie...
Believe me when I say
That I'm trying hard today
But I'm not right, no, I'm not right
Tell me it's not true
I would never lie to you
I'm not right, no, I'm not right
Maybe you will see it wasn't meant to be
But it's not me...

The sins of the faithful
The luxuries of regret
And its a faithless
To have no loss tragedies
An acted up rectification
With all the best intentions
Smite me for my inquietudes,

No lie, no lie, no lie...
Cant believe you say
That you're better of this way
But I'm not right, no, I'm not right
Tell me what you see when you still look at me
I'm not right, no, I'm not right
I'm sorry when I say I'm still holding on today

And will you forgive me
When I found out I was stray
On the outskirts of the room
Doubled up on angel dust
There crying on my knees
For some god to come
And save this lifeless soul
And my ghost will wrap this words
As you cry yourself to sleep

I'm not right, no, I'm not right
I never want to know what I'm capable of
I'm not right, no, I'm not right
Tell me its not true, but I will not believe you
I'm not right, no, I'm not right
Maybe you will see that it wasn't meant to be
But it's not me...

When All Else Fails It Fails Lyrics – ataris

You'll be forever an angel
In a sun dress blowing in the sweet September wind.
At least that's how I choose to remember,
And in my heart you'll never love again

Maybe it's too late to regain sight of all that we have lost
Got to hold on to this moment
Don't let go
Maybe it's too late for redemption now.

I see a blanket of pale white snow
On the street side from this doll house full of open words
And the stained glass of the church next door
Casts its light upon this empty room
And your eyes, they used to shine as bright
As northern lights without
The demand to be loved
Is the greatest arrogance
And I can never make you love me again

But when all else fails it fails
Did I fail you?
Will you fail me too?
Because there's nothing that I wouldn't do to hold on to you
But you give me nothing to hold on to.

And maybe it's too late
To keep the one I love from giving up and I,
I guess it's too late for forgiveness
God forgive me!
I guess it's too late for a family now

Everything reminds me of you
Everything reminds me of you

You're an angel in a sun dress
And my heart will never love again...

A Soundtrack For This Rainy Morning Lyrics – ataris

All this useless beauty is haunting to my heart
Dim the headlights, make amendments
Starry sea of night

Oh, sounds of silence so enchanting, all embracing
So seductive and so pure
Oh, I'm so insensitive, alright
Beauty is touched by the light

Stare into lights on this motorway
Puncturing in the night
I often wonder what it would feel like
A slight jump to the right
Everything goes blind

Oh, I'm so insensitive, alright
Sadness so touched by the light

Oh, sound of sadness, beautiful sadness
Whispering softly
And this final portion of night, it is ours

Oh, I'm so sensitive, alright
Oh, beauty is touched by the light

Begin Again From The Beginning Lyrics – ataris

I traveled to each road and the end of the earth
With no where else to go I looked back in amazement
When I finally realized how farther I had actually gone
I was still standing in the same place that I started
Till I found out and I cried out that there was silence
A definite silence... more brilliant than anything

And there was a bird with feathers brightest red and it spoke
At least that what you saw
I saw an angel on the whitest Novembers morning
And I had sang the sweetest cry since she wanted to reach down
And tell me that it would me all right
And tell me it would be alright

I walked out and stared into the golden sun
I was blinded by an endless timeless beauty
Till i found out and I cried out that there was silence
A definite silence... more brilliant than anything

And there was a bird with feathers brightest red and the smoke
At least that what you saw
I saw an angel on the whitest Novembers morning
And I had sang the sweetest cry since she wanted to reach down
And tell me that it would me all right
And tell me it would be alright

Act V, Scene IV: And So It Ends Like It Begins Lyrics – ataris

The smell of incense
It fills the air inside this room
Cast of light colorly strewn about the floor
A casket lined with pills
And the bitter taste of absinth
To wash it down

And so it ends like it began
At a cross
Along this interstate
A worn inscription
All cracked and faded
These actions will remain
When bodies turn to dust
And from this monument
I will drown inside the anguish of your heart

A new dawn broke this morning
Tears were raining in this room
As pure as holy water
Reflecting images of you
This world is like a whore
So ravish and so beautiful
So bitter cold and all alone

And if i had my way
We'd wake up on the day we met
I'd stare into your heart for hours
And try to make you hear the sweetest thoughts
But not tonight
We die inside each others arms
We'd revel in our last embrace
I'd steal the breath right from your heart
And kiss you as we die

I rest my lifeless head upon your heart
Forever
I rest my lifeless head upon your heart
Forever
I rest my lifeless head upon your heart
Forever

Maybe i'll bring you sunlight after all
I'm sorry
Maybe i'll bring you sunlight after all
I'm sorry
Maybe i'll bring sunlight after all
I'm sorry
Maybe i'll be sunlight after all
So sorry

Maybe i'll greet sunlight after all
I'm sorry
Maybe i'll greet sunlight after all

"So Long, Astoria" (2003)




So Long, Astoria Lyrics – ataris

It was the first snow of the season
i can almost see you breathin
in the middle of that empty street

Sometimes i still see myself
in that lonesome bedroom
playin my guitar
and singing songs of hope
for a better future

life is
only
as good as the memories we make
and i'm taking back what belongs to me
polaroids of classrooms unattended
these relics of remembrance
are just like shipwrecks
only theyre gone faster
than the smell after it rains

last night while everyone was sleepin
i drove through my old neighborhood
and resurrected memories from ashes

we said that we would never fit in
we were really just like them
does rebellion ever make a difference

life is
only
as good as the memories we make
and im taking back what belongs to me
polaroids of classrooms unattended
these relics of remembrance
are just like shipwrecks
only theyre gone faster
than the smell after it rains

So long astoria
i found a map to buried treasure
and even if we come home empty handed
well still have our stories
of battle scars, pirate ships and wounded hearts,
broken bones, and all the best of friendships

and when this hourglass
has filtered out
its final grain of sand
i raise my glass to the memories we had
this is my wish
this is my wish
im takin back
im takin them all back

Takeoffs And Landings Lyrics – ataris

On this coldest of January nights
We drive out past the runway and watch the planes go flying by
The runway lights are the deepest blue like the colors of your eyes
So close them tight and kiss me one last time

If you could go anywhere right now
Where would you go?
And would you miss me when you get there?
There's no place that I would rather be
Please don't let me go falling from the sky
The "fasten seatbelt" sign just needs to go out
If only you could be right here by my side
Home wouldn't seem so far from here

Passport, customs, carry on, remember
To shut off all of your electronic devices
Fell asleep on Tuesday woke up Monday afternoon
I slept right through your International Date Line

If you could go anywhere right now
Where would you go?
And would you miss me when you get there?
There's no place that I would rather be
Please don't let me go falling from the sky
The "fasten seatbelt" sign just needs to go out
If only you could be right here by my side
Home wouldn't seem so far from here

Please don't let me go falling from the sky
The "fasten seatbelt" sign just needs to go out
If only you could be right here by my side
Home wouldn't seem so far from here

In This Diary Lyrics – ataris

Here in this diary,
I write you visions of my summer.
It was the best I ever had.
There were choruses and sing-alongs,
And that unspoken feeling of knowing
Right now is all that matters
All the nights we stayed up talking
and listening to 80's songs;
quoting lines from all those movies that we love.
It still brings a smile to my face.
I guess when it comes down to it...

Being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up:
These are the best days of our lives.
The only thing that matters
is just following your heart
and eventually you'll finally get it right.

Breaking into hotel swimming pools,
and wreaking havoc on our world.
Hanging out at truck stops just to pass the time.
The black top's singing me to sleep.
Lighting fireworks in parking lots,
illuminate the blackest nights.
Cherry cokes under this moonlight summer sky.
2015 Riverside, it's time to say, "goodbye."
Get on the bus, it's time to go.

Being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up:
These are the best days of our lives.
The only thing that matters
is just following your heart,
and eventually you'll finally get it right.

My Reply lyrics - ataris

I got your letter and the poetry you sent me
Postmarked in december of last year
I really hope you're doing better
All of your friends close by your side
One step closer to recovery

I wish there was something i could say
To erase each and every page that you've been through
Even though its not my place to save you

I appreciate but can't accept this thank-you note
Thats sealed with your last breath
I won't stand aside and listen to you give up

If you'll just hold on for one more second
Just hold on to what you have
If you'll just hold on, just hold on
You will wake up tommorrow

These arms remain stretched out to you
Maybe someday you'll accept them
Or maybe its too late to save a young girls heart that's long stopped beating

Wake up, wake up you've gotta believe
Wake up, wake up you cant give up
Time keeps going on without us
Long after we're dead and gone

I wish there was something i could say
To erase each and every page
You've been through
Even though its not my place to save you

I appreciate but can't accept this thank-you note
Thats sealed with your last breath
I won't stand aside and listen to you give up

If you'll just hold on for one more second
Just hold on to what you have
If you'll just hold on, just hold on
You will wake up tommorrow

Unopened Letter To The World lyrics - ataris

If i died tomorrow
would this song live on forever?
here is my

unopened letter to a world
that never shall reply

if i died tomorrow
would this song live on forever?
here is my

unopened letter to a world
that never shall reply

never shall reply
from this second story window
i can hear the church bells calling out my name
this table is set for one
even angels would be homesick
in this forsaken town

on random notes of parchment
i'm scrawling my existence
dressed in white

this candle radiates throughout the night
and it's never burning out

never burning out

from this second story window
i can hear the children down on main street
they're singing their songs tonight

in the shadows i will listen to their every movement

Mr. Higginson am i not good enough for the world?

am i destined only to die
the same way that i lived,
in seclusion?

but high up on this mountain
i can almost see your lonely window sill

they'll carry you off tonight

there's a ghost in your old bedroom
and a candle burning bright

if i die tomorrow
will this song live on forever?

The Saddest Song lyrics - ataris

Only two more days, until your birthday
Yesterday was mine
You'll be turning five
I know what it's like, growing up without your father in your life
So I pretend, I'm doing all I can
And I hope someday you'll find it in your heart

To understand
Why I'm not around
And forgive me for not being in your life

I remember waiting
For you to come
Remember waiting
For you to call
Remember waiting there to find nothing at all
I remember waiting
For you to come
Remember waiting
For you to call
Waiting there to find nothing at all

maybe someday
you really get to know me
not just the letters read to you
I pray I get the chance
To make it up to you
We got a lot of catching up to do

So I pretend, I'm doing all I can
And hope someday you'll find it in your heart

To understand
Why I'm not around
And forgive me for not being in your life

I remember waiting
For you to come
Remember waiting
For you to call
Remember waiting there to find nothing at all
I remember waiting
For you to come
Remember waiting
For you to call
Waiting there to find nothing at all

Forgive me!
I'm so sorry!
I will make it up to you....

Summer '79 lyrics - ataris

Our last day of summer, 1979
Gotta live it up one time before it's over
We will make history tonight.

Out at the drive-in
All of our closest friends, they will be sneaking in
You'll be spending the whole night
Trying eveything you can to get that girl to notice you.

"We Are the Champions" playing out on the radio station
Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.
Cruisin' down Pacific Coast Highway,
Put the top down, crawl into the back seat.
Let's create anthems of our own tonight.

Down at the roller rink,
All the cool kids crowded around the air hockey table.
"Hey, my best friend likes you,"
I hear you shout at me as you go skating by.

"We Are the Champions" playing out on the radio station
Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.
Cruisin' down Pacific Coast Highway,
Put the top down, crawl into the back seat.
Let's create anthems of our own tonight.

Sneak out of your window, darlin'
Let's live like outlaws, honey
We'll never look back.

Climb out on this rooftop,
And stare at the city lights below us
This world belongs to us tonight
The kids will keep ragin' on-
And they ain't never gonna stop.

"We Are the Champions" playing out on the radio station
Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.
Cruisin' down Pacific Coast Highway,
Put the top down, crawl into the back seat.
Let's create anthems of our own tonight.

The Hero Dies In This One lyrics - ataris

As I leave here today, apartment 108
I'll always keep you in my heart.
Anderson is cold tonight,
The leaves are scattered on the ground.
I miss the seasons,
And the comfort of your smile.

Sometimes this all feels like a dream.
I'm waiting for someone to just wake me up,
From this life.

As I look out at these fairgrounds,
I remember how our family split apart.
I don't think I ever told you,
But I know you always did your best.
And the hard times,
They only made us stronger.

As I sit here all alone,
I wonder how I'm suppose to carry on when you're gone.
I'll never be the same without you,
I love you more then you will ever know.
So maybe now you finally know.
Sometimes we're helpless and alone,
But you can let it keep you weighted down.
You must go on.

Do you ever feel like crying?
Do you ever feel like giving up?
I raise my hands up towards the sky,
I say this prayer for you tonight,
Because nothing is impossible.

As I sit here all alone,
I wonder how I'm suppose to carry on when you're gone.
I'll never be the same without you,
I love you more then you will ever know.
So maybe now you finally know.
Sometimes we're helpless and alone,
But you can let it keep you weighted down.
You must go on.

(The hardest part isn't finding what we need to be, it's being content with who we are.)

Stay who you are.
You must go on.
Stay who you are. [x4]

All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know Lyrics –ataris

Is this how it was intended?
The sunrise over smoke stacks in the Midwest, the beauty of this abandoned factory.
Christmas lights blinking on and off all out of time
in what used to be, your pink house dreams of a middle class America.
I'm trying to believe in you, but all these satellites and shattered dreams are blocking out my view.
Please don't forget who you really are, because nothing really matters when we're gone.

Fell in love with his keno waitress.
They honeymooned in Memphis; they were married by the drive up window.
Trailer parks, neon signs, and an empty box of Lucky Strikes: all used up from the dashboard of America.
I'm trying to believe in you; this world sold its fate for parking lots and drunk sincerity.
Please don't forget who you really are, because nothing really matters when we're -
You'll be saddened to know the train tracks you once walked as a young boy are now nothing but a graveyard.
Please don't forget how small we really are, because nothing really matters when we're gone.

The Boys Of Summer Lyrics –ataris

Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I'm drivin' by your house
Though I know you're not at home

But I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don't understand what happened to our love
But babe, when I get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
I see you walkin' real slow and you're smilin' at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Out on the road today, I saw a BLACK FLAG sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice Inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back."
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Radio #2 Lyrics –ataris

Meet me at midnight
At the broadcast tower
High above the hollywood sign
You bring your guitar and I'll bring my radio (radio)

Everyone will come from miles around
To witness this beautiful site
We'll set bonfires and pretend its the 4th of July

This is the starting of a brand new revolution
Bite the hand that feeds
Stand up and fight against messages that they're sending
Stop their frequency

You're always talkin' (its never ending)
It's about time that we turned off the radio
Call the request lines and tell them that it's over
You're always playin' all of the same songs
Over and over again
It's about time that we all turned off the radio

We'll listen to b-sides and sing along
To anthems of the years gone by
Integrity and honesty will prevail tonight
When it's all over (when it's all over)
One question still remains
Why do so many bands never make it to the radio?

[chorus]

Look outside your FM dial
They're preaching lies in 4/4 time
A generation without a voice
It's stripped of pride

Looking Back On Today Lyrics –ataris

30th of April, seems like yesterday.
We bought a house above the ocean
where our kids could laugh and play.

I called you from Paris
to tell you that I wrote our names on the observation deck
of the Eiffel Tower.

Remember those nights,
playing "Summer wind" on the juke box of the bar we used to go.
We made out in the bathroom and you walked me to my house,
I tried to convince you not to go home.

If only i had more time, I'd take you where you wanted to go.
Italy isn't the same without you here.
If only I had one wish, I'd want a million trillion lifetimes
that I could spend with you...
Fall in love with you again and again.

1st of November, 1998.
I was thinking of what to say when I could call.
Denise come over to my house, cuz you're the one for me.
We'll drink cheap wine and watch more shooting stars.

Remember our first apartment?
Our couch was never big enough for two.
Still, we'd fall asleep in eachother's arms and wake up on the floor.
Now looking back it was made for me and you.

If only I had more time, I'd take you where you wanted to go.
Japan is really nice this time of year.
If only I had one wish, I'd want a million trillion lifetimes
that I could spend with you...
Fall in love with you again and again.

If only I had more time...
England isn't the same without you here
If only I had one wish, I'd want a million trillion lifetimes
that I could spend with you...
Fall in love with you again and again.

Eight Of Nine Lyrics –ataris

these hospital walls are the palest of white
here in this desert they're reciting my last rites
the smell of these halls
brings temporary comfort
as the oxygen flows through my blood
el corazon was poisoned tonight...
she's on her eight of nine.

when half of all your prayers are insincere,
the other half are lies.
here is this watermark under this bridge.
the point where it all crested,
rolled back and drifted into the sea.
i climb from this wreckage
as the smoke begins to clear from my lungs.
the closest of close calls has happened tonight.

it's time that i made things right
for the first time,
since the last time.
let this moment of clarity
lift this curse that has been cast upon me.

appreciate the good times,
but don't take the worst for granted.
'cause you only get so many second chances

A Beautiful Mistake Lyrics –ataris

Maybe I'm not ready for this, and you know it.
Maybe I'm too scared to tell you what I'm really thinking
It's not fair to stay together because of regrets we might have.
I don't want to fall asleep alone, but do I want to wake up with you?
I'm only trying to be completely honest.

So I guess this is the ending or a beautiful mistake.
And if we both agree that we shouldn't be together why does it hurt so much?
I feel like I lost my closest friend.
I don't want to fall asleep alone, but do I want to wake up with you?
I hope you're happy and completely lonely.

There I am standing all alone on Sydney Harbor Bridge.
And you know I would jump into the fucking ocean if it meant I was truly capable of being satisfied.
Well I ever be?
Did I just give up the best thing I ever had?

I don't want to fall asleep alone, but do I want to wake up with you?
I hope you're happy and completely lonely.
I don't want to fall asleep alone, but do I want to wake up with you?
I'm only trying to be completely honest.

"End Is Forever" (2001)




Giving Up On Love Lyrics –ataris

These last few weeks
I've been confused
sometimes I wonder if
I'm better off alone.

you fall in love
then break your heart.
you fall in love again
its never ending.

I used to have this friend
who took his fiance
to see billy idol
a couple weeks before
their wedding day.
the chick got backstage
and left my friend outside.
next day he called
from a hotel
asking for a ride.

I guess I'm giving up on love [x3]
'cause it really kind of sucks

uninspired
and growing tired
why am I always
so attracted to drama?

so here I am
grown up at 23
will someone tell me
what it takes to be happy?

I play in my band
and write a lot of songs
about relationships
and how mine went wrong.
maybe I'll meet that special
girl along the way
then she'll break my heart
and leave me crying.

Summer Wind Was Always Our Song Lyrics –ataris

These break-up songs make sense again
And i really wish they didn't.
Sinatra's singing summer wind
And i'm thinking of the night we met.

Just one last time
Can i hear you say?
"You're my little boy
I never want you to go away"

Where are you?
Please believe in me.
I'm not hanging up the phone
'til i hear you say,

"I love you.
I need you near."
Just give me one last chance
And i'll never let you down again.

Oh and what i wouldn't give
Just to kiss your lips again
To hold your hand next to my heart
And wake up with you in our apartment.

Just one last time
Can i call you my sweetheart?
My best friend
Why do all good things come to an end.

I.O.U. One Galaxy Lyrics –ataris

stars are out tonight
and you're the brightest one shining in my sky.
it's like every wish I ever made came true.
the day I woke up lying next to you.

will you be my best friend
if I offer you my heart?
'cause it's already yours.
we could hang out every night
and watch the sun go down.
as long as we could watch it rise again.

gave me a valentine.
it's these little things that stand the test of time.
I've saved the tickets from the shows that we've been to.
and a thousand other memories of you.

will you be my best friend
if I offer you my heart?
'cause it's already yours.

gave you this i.o.u. today.
it said good for one galaxy.
once I build my rocket to the stars.
we'll fly away just you and me.

Bad Case Of Broken Heart Lyrics –ataris

today I'm missing something
in this small new england town.
here's to you my best friend.
just wanted to say that I miss
having you around.

I'm staring at your picture
and dreaming that I could hold your hand.
we'd walk down to the ocean
and I would write your name in the sand.

they say sometimes you need some time apart
but I've got a bad case of broken heart.
and you're the only one who's got the cure.
and I can't live another day without seeing you smile.

2000 miles between us and I guess that I'm the one to blame.
relationships and heartaches,
these two things are one and the same.

the radio plays a love song.
I smash my fist right through the dial.
here's to the broken hearted.
a generation born in denial.

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start Lyrics –ataris

today was a good day.
I didn't even have to use my a.k.
at least I didn't get my heart broken anyway
wasting time in east new jersey.
guess I could tell you 'bout
the snow covered rooftops,
sunsets, shooting stars and picturesque backdrops.
or how I went and hung out at quick-stop
and pretended that I was in clerks.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember
that your not gonna live forever.
be young, think smart, stay true
and just follow your heart.

remember the times we watched "karate kid"
and memorized every line
skipped school and went to the arcade
hung out and played galaga all day.
stole a car and we drove to michigan.
600 miles with no destination.
except to get in the car and drive
and see where we'll end up.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember.
that your not gonna be young forever.
think smart, have fun, stay true
and don't ever grow up.

out of all I've learned in life
you always keep your friends close to your heart.
'cause who will help you if you're falling down.

and everything is o.k.

Road Signs + Rock Songs Lyrics –ataris

postcards on the floor
but this pen can't write lonliness no more.
waking up all alone
on the opposite side of the coast.

I'm commited to insecurity and you.
and love is overated.
it leaves you devistated
heart ripped in two

roadside state of mind
boulevard of broken dreams washed out this
time after time I was lost and looking
but knew I'd never find
what is mine in a world that's so unkind.

and love is overated.
it leaves you devistated.

the only things I know are
road signs and rock songs and lonely hotel rooms.
but still I need you here, whats new?

it's 6am. las vegas doesn't look so cool
once the sun come up.
I draw the blinds and I dream of you.

I'm committed to all these memories of you.
and love is overated.
it leaves you devistated.
love is overrated.

If You Really Want To Hear About It... Lyrics –ataris

another lonely seaside town
where the seasons closed it down.
but if you close your eyes
you can almost hear the sounds of crowds gone by.

another year you'll all be here
falling in love and watching sunsets and sunrises.
it'll be grand and just what you planned
'til tomorrow comes and you've said your last goodbyes.
he says he'll write, but he won't write
and you will waste your time
so stay the fuck home and greet everyone with goodbye.

on this lonely winter's day
while all the crowds were still away
I realized the attraction
to temporary smiles and holidays.

boardwalk dreams all boarded up
another souvenir made to be broken.
chasing the sun isn't my kind of fun.
I'd rather sit and catch snowflakes on my tongue.
when summers gone I won't be sad
as you cling on to all the good times that you've had
'cause being alone isn't really all that bad.

don't ever tell anyone anything
or else you'll wind up missing everybody.
don't ever tell anyone anything.

Song For A Mix Tape Lyrics –ataris

today I made you a mix tape
and I decorated it with lots of stars.
it had all my favorite songs.
there was jawbreaker and armchair martian
built to spill and the descendents.
hell I even put one of ours on it.

falling for you was the easy thing to do.
if only somehow I could make you hang around.

today I made you a mix tape
to say exactly how I feel inside
and make you feel it to.
these are the songs that make me smile
and cry myself to sleep at night
when I'm lying without you.

I love you more than I ever loved anyone before.
hey silly girl I'm begging you.

all of these songs they remind me of you
I hope that you like this song.

did you ever listen to the words and melody
do you feel the pain inside
the way that it hurts me?
when your in your room at night
I hope you'll be singing along.
and make me a tape of your favorite songs.

Fast Times At Drop-Out High Lyrics –ataris

alone at last. just nostalgia and I
we were sure to have a blast.
for you it was just another Sunday
in a small Indiana town.

I went by the place where you and I
wrote our names in wet cement
and for a moment remembered how it felt
to have no one understand that there's this dream
and they're not part of it. how soon we do forget.

the house was gone but the piano lingers on
and so does the fire that burned it to the ground.
you can take away all of my rights to see the day
but you can't take away my love for the day.

then there's the time that you took me aside
and said I was not your only son
childhood is so fucked up.
I never had any closer friends
than the ones I had when I was young.
alone again just you and I
nostalgia wave goodbye.
I think it's time for me to go.

Every day I come by your house and I pick you up
We go out we have a few drinks
And a few laughs in the spring
You know what the best part of my day is?
For about 10 seconds from when I pull up to the curb to when I get to your door
Cause I think maybe I'll get up there and knock on the door
And you won't be there
No goodbye, no see ya later no nothing
Just left
I don't know much but I know that

You Need A Hug Lyrics –ataris

maybe you should work for "sick of it all"
or get a job with the l.a.p.d.
did someone switch your ritalin with ephedrine?
Just don't take your fucking problems out on me.

I'd buy you a little fuzzy bunny
I'd put you on my x-mas card list
if you'd promise not to take your job so seriously
and realize you don't have to be so pissed.

life ain't all that bad. life ain't all that bad.
even if henry rollins is your dad.
life ain't all that bad. life ain't all that bad.
buck up little camper, don't be sad.

maybe you could go hunting with ted nugent
and see how many animals you could kill.
I'd pay all of my friends just to hang out with you
and take you out to sizzler for a meal.

I'd take you to my favorite karoke bar
and you sing "let the sunshine in".
you could stomp my ass into oblivion
but that doesn't mean I'll put up with your shit.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lyrics –ataris

Got out of bed today.
I'm in love, what can I say?
I'm really happy to be
somewhere with someone who makes me happy
I took the bus downtown.
All day long I walked around.
I looked at all the sights
And thought about how lucky I am now.

I was sick of being down
So I gave it all away.
2000 miles from all I know.
So much better off today.

I'm still waiting for the world
To come crashing down ahead.
And I'm still waiting for someone
to call me up and tell me "You're dead."
Sometimes I wonder what was going through your head.
Hey, I don't know,
But I won't go there again.

You make me smile so wide
When I look into your eyes
And when you're not around
You know you're somewhere stuck inside my mind.

I was sick of being down
So I gave it all away.
2000 miles from all I know.
So much better off today.

And I'm still waiting for the world
To come crashing down ahead.
And I'm still waiting for someone
to call me up and tell me "You're dead."
Sometimes I wonder what was going through your head.

Hey I don't know,
But, I won't go there again
No I won't go there again.

Teenage Riot Lyrics –ataris

3 years gone by and still everyone screws up our name
no matter what you do still some things never change
seen a lot of the world, met a lot of friends
got a lot of fond memories
there's nothing like playing a basement show
on a saturday night in pennsylvania.

start the show, here we go
jumping in the crowd
we've gotta tear this building down.

the cops show up as usual
to try and ruin our fun.
it's time to show 'em all
just how its done.

gonna have a teenage riot.
they'll never understand
what it's like to be a kid today.
gonna have a teenage riot.
let's blow 'em all away.

another night we'll be
staying in some crack hotel
and sneaking everyone in
through the bathroom window.

gonna blow up everything in sight
and get chased away into the night
by some crazy bastard with a
shotgun in his hand.

start the show, here we go
jumping in the crowd
we've gotta tear this building down.
the cops show up as usual
and try to ruin our fun.
its time to tell them all to fuck off!

Song 13 Lyrics –ataris

The time has come to say goodbye
To all our past regrets. i'm sorry to inform you
But i doubt you'll really ever understand.

Friendships aren't built on false promises
I've failed without defeat.
In this game of disrespect
I'm a victim-a small town tragedy.

Here's the difference between you and i
I'll tell the truth and count my blessings
So thanks for all you've done
But i won't let you get the best of me.

You think i'm just a kid but
You don't fucking get it.
I'm strong in my convictions
And don't you forget it.

So many things are left unsaid
But i won't even waste my time
For us to go our separate ways
I hope you miss me when i'm gone.

Friendships aren't built on false promises.
I've failed without defeat.
In this game of disrespect
I'm a victim of small town rivalry.

Farewell to all my friends
With self respect intact.
Nothing will last forever
Never looking back.

End is forever.

Hello & Goodbye Lyrics –ataris

so long my friend, don't say goodbye
just give me one last kiss beneath this glowing sky.
we'll go walking through the park
and hang out in the rain.
tell a joke and watch me smile
as we drink away the day.

and know the next time that you
make a wish upon a star
I'll be wishing on the same one that you do
and every night I'm all alone
in some burn out highway town
I'll be thinking of the day that I met you.

hello again, it's been to long.
what happened to our love
since the last time I was gone?

I detach myself again
and lose something everytime.
the solutions in the problem
temporarily alright.

and know the next time that you
make a wish upon a star
that sometimes it might actually come true.
our conversation can't consist of hello and goodbye
and the silence between saying I love you.
and sometimes I wonder 'bout that too.

split: "Let It Burn (Ataris/Useless ID)" (2000)




The Radio Still Sucks Lyrics –ataris

I'm really fucking sick
Of Beck and 311,
And Marylin Manson,
I wish someone would break his fucking neck.

And what about Bush
And lame-ass Oasis?
Hey, talk about pretentious,
why don't they just blow England off the map?

Every now and then
I turn it on again
But it's plain to see that
The radio still sucks.

Every now and then
I turn it on again
But it's plain to see that
The radio still sucks.

P.S. The Scene Is Dead Lyrics –ataris

Do you know what its like
To live somewhere that sucks?
And everyone tries to bring you down.
No place for you to go
And see a punk rock show.
And spend your whole life trying to get out.

Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits Lyrics –ataris

Here I am sitting on the beach again
Watching as the tide comes rolling in.
I miss the times when I looked into your eyes
A sacrifice I made for paradise.

The objects in your mirror
are closer than they actually appear.

Let It Burn Lyrics –ataris

Knowledge is key.
You can never know too much.

Well I won't let them
Keep me from learning all I can.
Public schools just stand up.
The system feeds our minds.

Did the system tell you about democracy?
The same system that supported slavery?

When we try to make a change
To lock us up and throw away the key.

I won't let you
Play me for a fool

But I cant pray in school.
Make a decision for yourself
Don't bother with any trends
Open up a book
And share the knowledge with your friends.

Did the system tell you about democracy?
The same system that created slavery?

When we try to make a change
To lock us up and throw away the key.

On With The Show Lyrics –ataris

Frankie died just the other night.
Some say it was suicide,
But we know
How the story goes.

With his six string knife
And his street wise pride
The boy was a man before his time,
And she knew
All their dreams would come true.

But ya see, Frankie was fast,
Too fast to know.
He wouldn't go slow
Until his lethal dose.
And she knows
He'll finally come too close.

[Chorus]
Well, on with the show.
Going on with the show.
Come on baby
No, no, no.
Oh my, my, my . . .
[repeat]

He was bad.
He was never good.
But one thing that he understood.
And she knew
All those lies would come true.

The time has come and
He's paid his dues.
Suzy finally got the news.
She always knew
This day would come soon.

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

He was stopped on a dime
With a switchblade knife.
Some damn punk went and
Took Frankie's life.
And she knew
She'd have to pull through.
Broken down, with his broken dreams,
With a wink of an eye
Said "Suzy, listen to me
You must go
On with the show."

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

Oh baby!

San Dimas High School Football Rules (Acoustic) Lyrics –ataris

Last night I had a dream that we went to Disneyland,
Went on all the rides, didn't have to wait in line.
I drove you to your house where we stared up at the stars
I listened to your heartbeat as I held you in my arms.

We hung out at the rainbow where we drank til' half past two.
Nothing could go wrong anytime that I'm with you.
Like crashing a hotel room or leading up to that first kiss
Or searching for a high school that you know doesn't exist...

These are the things that make me free
I feel like I'm stuck in "stand by me"
This night was too good to be true.

Today I woke up alone wishing you were here with me,
I wanted us to be something that we'd probably never be.
Today you called me up and said you'd see me at our show,
But now I'm stuck debating if I even wanna go.

DENISE, don't you understand that what I say is true?
I just want you to know I have a major crush on you.
I'd drive you to Las Vegas and do the things you wanna do
I'd even have Wayne Newton dedicate a song to you.

I only wish that this could be
Just dump your boyfriend and go out with me
I swear I'd treat you like a queen.

"Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits" (1999)




Losing Streak Lyrics –ataris

You only know what you've been taught.
You'll never stop til' you get caught.
You control the future and it's looking bleak.
Seems like we're headed for another losing streak.

And the fire's burning bright
And still we act like everything's all right
"I guess if we ignore it, it'll probably go away."
If you believe that bullshit please see exhibit a.

Forget about friendship, hey! Let's destroy the enemy.
Well if there's one thing that I've learned
My enemies are just as close to me.

You keep your problems deep inside.
You always play that game of run and hide.
Even though they told you to see is to believe,
It didn't take you long to know that looks they can deceive.

Don't give up fighting 'til nothing else stands in your way.
Don't give up talking until there's nothing left to say
But no matter what you do.
Don't ever compromise what you believe.

1*15*96 Lyrics –ataris

Let me start this from the day we met.
You looked so beautiful, I never will forget.
Then you opened up your eyes, looked at me and kinda smiled.
I was scared, but still happy at the same time.
I never wanted us to be a superficial family.
But in the end it was the only thing we could be.

Angie, I'm sorry I wasn't right for you
Just what did you expect for me to do?
You know that I would have done anything for you.

I sometimes think about how things could be
If you would've took a chance and moved out here with me.
We'd cruise along the 101 in the California sun
Sing Descendents songs and have ourselves lots of fun.
Stay out drinking really late stumble home from lower State.
Treat every day like it would be our first date.

Angie, I'm sorry that you weren't right for me.
I guess that it just wasn't meant to be.
I quit pretending you were in love with me.

San Dimas High School Football Rules Lyrics –ataris

Last night I had a dream that we went to Disneyland,
Went on all the rides, didn't have to wait in line.
I drove you to your house where we stared up at the stars
I listened to your heartbeat as I held you in my arms.

We hung out at the rainbow where we drank til' half past two.
Nothing could go wrong anytime that I'm with you.
Like crashing a hotel room or leading up to that first kiss
Or searching for a high school that you know doesn't exist...

These are the things that make me free
I feel like I'm stuck in "stand by me"
This night was too good to be true.

Today I woke up alone wishing you were here with me,
I wanted us to be something that we'd probably never be.
Today you called me up and said you'd see me at our show,
But now I'm stuck debating if I even wanna go.

Whitney, don't you understand that what I say is true?
I just want you to know I have a major crush on you.
I'd drive you to Las Vegas and do the things you wanna do
I'd even have Wayne Newton dedicate a song to you.

I only wish that this could be
Just dump your boyfriend and go out with me
I swear I'd treat you like a queen.

Your Boyfriend Sucks

You're better off without him, don't call him...
He's breaking your heart.
He's hanging with your best friend and your waiting there,
It's tearing you apart.

He lied to you a thousand times,
When I was there he kept you waiting.

And I'm still here waiting there
To catch you if you fall.
I don't know why I care so much
When I shouldn't care at all.

Finally got the nerve to tell you
How much you mean to me you said that I was your best friend,
A real sweet guy, but that's all I'd ever be.

I Won't Spend Another Night Alone Lyrics –ataris

A star up in the sky goes slowly passing by,
The lights below...they spell out your name.
You're comfort on my mind and you're with me all the time.
And lots of feelings that I can't explain.

I won't spend another night alone. [x2]

Out of every girl I meet, no other can compete
I'd ditch 'em all for a night with you.
I know you don't believe you mean this much to me
But I promise you that you do.

If I had one wish this is what it would be...
I'd ask you to spend all your time here with me,
And we'd be together forever.
We'd buy a small house in south central L.A.
Raise lots of kids then we'd both join a gang
Just as long as we're together.

The things you make me wanna do
I'd rob a quik-e-mart for you
I'd go to the pound and let all the cats go free
Just as long as you'd be with me.

I won't spend another night alone. [x2]

Broken Promise Ring Lyrics –ataris

I really wanna call you, but I know that it's not right.
I probably shouldn't tell you but I dreamed of you last night.
I guess I'm not prepared to say...
Goodbye, so long, farewell, I won't be seeing you again
Until next time that he goes away.

You told me that you loved me, I started tearing down those walls.
I really started to trust you but you set me up to take the fall.
I guess I'm not prepared to say...
Goodbye, so long, farewell, I won't be seeing you again
Until next time that he goes away.

I guess that I'm wrong for falling in love,
But you're still the one that I'm dreaming of.
I guess that it's you I want to hold onto,
But you're holding onto someone else.

Angry Nerd Rock Lyrics –ataris

Time to burn it all away, time to think of what to say
Time to go right back to yesterday.
Time for movements in the past, time for something that won't last.
Not just fire quick and die off fast.

Things are never what they seem,
I'm stuck inside of someone else's dream.
Problems never go away...
I'm sick of being caught in yesterday.

Every day it's still the same, different faces, different names,
But still stuck here playing these stupid games.
Maybe soon I'll figure out what giving up is all about.
My heart is filled so full of doubt.

Don't turn around, don't look ahead
I won't listen to all the lies I'm fed.
Don't have to listen to you
So don't you fucking tell me what to do.

The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl Lyrics –ataris

Broken heart again today...
The flowers that I gave to you have withered all away.
Just when I opened up my heart
The one you used to love came and ripped it right apart.

Why do I never seem to learn?
That love is wrong and girls are fucking evil.
I guess I'll never figure out
What womankind is all about.

I heard your voice again today
I'm scarred by all the lies that were once promises you'd made.
I lie in bed awake at night
And wonder what went wrong or even more just what went right.

Choices Lyrics –ataris

Well I've got a couple things to say about a guy and a girl
They met a few months back at a coffeehouse
He said 'I like that dress that you're wearing
Why don't you just let me take you home tonight?"

I know you've heard it all before
And everyone makes mistakes these days... hey nobody's perfect
But the choices that you make may involve someone else.

Well I met a girl I thought I loved but, unfortunately
I guess I didn't take the time to get to know that girl
Before I made a lot of choices
That I wasn't prepared to make.

If you think you've found that one
That you really love...
Make sure they love you back.

Better Way Lyrics –ataris

Looking for a place to call my home
Where will I sleep tonight, even I don't know.
You ask yourself 'is this how I want to live?"
When empty hands have nothing more to give.

So I drive around and pray that I will make it through today
There's got to be a better way.

You miss your wife; you miss your little girl.
You left them stranded in a different world.
Can you forgive yourself for all the time you've lost?
I wouldn't give that up at any cost.

There's more to life than being in a band,
Your friends are what will matter in the end.
I just want the chance to keep those promises I made
There's got to be better way.

My Hotel Year Lyrics –ataris

I saw the stars fall from the sky
And watched the tail lights fade away
As the sun began to witness a new day.

I drove five hundred thousand miles
To find a world unlike my own,
And now middle of nowhere seems like my home.

Alone, unknown... Yet fearing nothing but ourselves
Could be scarier than any crowded room.
I'm more alone with you than when I'm by myself.

Another night stuck on the vine,
Another low lit memory
Where time will slowly have it's way with me.

We live our lives to expect the worst
But once it happens what is left?
We will never have to be surprised again.

Just you and me not saying much of anything
Sometimes could mean more than a thousand words
Goodbye, farewell to this fucked up world that was my former self.

We never seem to have the time until we waste it
All gone, goodbye...
Think and think alike, never seemed to have the time
Until one day it's all gone, you've thrown it all away.

I'm glad you were a part of my hotel year.

Life Makes No Sense Lyrics –ataris

Everything is turning grey, but I won't hold my breath today
Cause' I'm not scared and to tell the truth I just don't care.
Are you looking for an answer? When you still don't know the question.

It's like lighting candles in the rain-
Sometimes life can be a pain,
But don't give up without a fight.

Sometimes when you feel afraid, don't give up and run away.
Cause' two wrongs don't make a right.
What's the point in crying when you've don nothing wrong.
It was right there all along.

The world's nothing but a lie and everyone is going to die
But what can I say? Just help me make it through today.
You don't need a destination just to go somewhere in life.

It's like throwing feathers at the wind-
They come right back to you again.
So why not give it one more try?

Just cause' things aren't what they seem
It doesn't mean you shouldn't dream
Just don't get your hopes to high.
Cause' when things don't turn out right
You world comes crashing down.

Answer Lyrics –ataris

I sat and thought the other day how it seems strange
That we could walk through life so blind
And how a lot of people never change.

I'm not trying to say I have the answer
All I know for sure is that we weren't put here
To serve ourselves, that's so selfish
To think that we're put on this earth just for pleasure
I know that there's much more than that.

But I won't tell you what it is; it's up to you
To decide for yourself what is wrong and what is right
And know that we all make mistakes, there's always time
To turn your life around and change
All the wrong decisions that you've made.

And I promise that I won't settle for less.

I won't write it off.

In Spite Of The World Lyrics –ataris

I woke up from this dream to find that I was sleeping
So I went back to sleep and I dreamed I was awake.
I locked myself inside but you were on the outside
I stood outside and watched but I couldn't let you in.

If only you could see that you that is a part of me,
Maybe you could see inside yourself.

Wrote a letter to myself, but I couldn't bare to send it.
So I tore it up and wrote a letter to a friend.

If only you could know that growing up means letting go
Maybe then you'd grow up by yourself.

I'm growing up again...
I'm learning to accept that all good things must come to an end.
I'm growing up again...
I'm trying to understand what it's like
To let go of a friend.

EP: "Look Forward To Failure" (1998)




Not A Worry In The World Lyrics –ataris

Do you remember all the things we did?
And what it's like to be a kid.
Being young and skipping school,
I guess we must have broken every rule!

I never thought those times would last forever,
But now that they're gone
I'm pretty sure we grew up to fast.

I've had my wishes on a star
I hope that yours came true.
Now all I've got is a memory of you.

[Chorus]
Not a worry in.. [x7] ... the world!

I remember when you moved away,
You promised me that you'd be back one day,
But times have changed and so have I,
It sucks that friendships end
With a goodbye.

I never thought that frienships last forever.
But now that you're gone
I'm pretty sure we end up all the same.
Still I won't say goodbye.
Won't ever say goodbye.
And know that I'll always be your friend.

[Repeat Chorus]

My So Called Life Lyrics –ataris

Ever since I saw you
On my so-called life,
I've been writing you these letters
Asking you to be my wife.
But its been almost a year
And still I've gotten no reply,
I'm assuming you have met some other guy.
So I sit in my room,
Watch Romeo & Juliet
A thousand times.
I wish I was as cool
As Leonardo is
But I'm not.

[Chorus]

I went on Jerry Springer
To confess my love to you
You said I didn't have a chance
And there was nothing I could do
You told me I was crazy
And wished that I was dead.
You threw a chair right upside my head

Today I highjacked a plane
I wrote your name across the sky,
Miss Clare Danes.
But they were waiting on the ground
To take me straight to jail

[Chorus]

Im staring at your pictures
From my lonely little cell
I'm writing you this letter
To let you know i doing well
Until we meet again
You know I'll cry a thousand tears
And I'll see you in another twenty years.
I'll see you in another twenty years.
I'll see you in another twenty years.

Between You And Me Lyrics –ataris

Won't you come over?
You know that you want to.
How does it feel to know
I still want you?

Why do we always seem,
To want what we can't have?
Lessons learned.
But then I listen to my heart,
And it says still run back for more.

I'm happy for you.
I'm sure that he really loves you.
But it breaks my heart,
To know I can't hold you.

It's just hard to think
I'll never get the chance
To say your mine.
But every time you hear this song
You'll know you've made a mark
On my heart and my mind.

That Special Girl Lyrics –ataris

I need a girl who like to go to shows
I need a girl that won't make fun
Of my Clothes.
I'm looking for a special girl who
Wants to go all over the world,
If you're my special girl won't you
Let me know?
Would you let me know?

Do you have a boyfriend?
Or possibly a girlfriend?
Cause! I'm lonely all the time
And I wish that it would end.

I need a girl that likes to stay out late,
We'd share a cocktail, wouldn't it be great?
If only this were true
Then I would fall in love with you,
I'm looking for a special girl...
Could it be you?

I could write a stupid love song,
And sing it all across the world
But it wouldn't mean a thing.
Until I find my special girl.

When will I find my special girl? [x9]

"Anywhere But Here" (1997)




1-2-3-4 Lyrics –ataris

1 2 3 4!

As We Speak Lyrics –ataris

It's nice to meet someone with a future as fucked up as mine. So, I'm unpredictable is this some fucking sign of the times? I take pride in what I do, and I do it well. Call me easy-going but at least I have a finished story to tell cause tomorrow I just might be another face on your T.V. Being arrested for telephone fraud or beating someone to death with my guitar! But I know I will go far, I know I will go far enough to tell you that I love you but I know I'm stupid just because I run right back to you. I got your letters yesterday but I do have a thing to say so I'll nail em' to my wall and just pretend they'll go away! I don't wanna love you, but it's something that I love to do. So I'll say this one last thing and then I'm... gone away for good... Was I misunderstood? I guess that it's too late to save you now!

Bite My Tongue Lyrics –ataris

What can I say?
I'll bite my tongue again today.
What can I do?
when I feel so stupid over you?
I wish they'd just go ahead and cut it off.

And, I don't wanna work anymore
Cause sometimes I just can't ignore
The way I feel when I see you smile.
And someday I'll just shut my eyes
and maybe then you'll realize...
I'm just a fucking geek in love with you.

When's the right time?
To use a stupid pick up line?
"So how's the weather?
Do you wanna spend the night together?"
I know that you are just a girl
but in my eyes you rule the world.
I just thought I'd let you know...
You're my best friend and that's ok,
but I wanna see you night and day,
and wake up holding you right by my side.
I've said my piece so now I'll run and hide...

I'd bring you candy and flowers,
Sit by the phone for hours...
sing a song outside your window
just if you would let me know.
No more waking up lonely,
will you be my one and only?
Please let me know right now cause I'm not gonna live forever.

Hey, Kid! Lyrics –ataris

I wait for the day to come when I'll wake up and be a star. I dream of a different world... somewhere where we will go far. I bitch about my life. I bitch about the scene. I hate this fucking town and wish that it was all a dream. Bitch, bitch, bitch! That's all you ever do. Bitch, bitch, bitch! Your ego will destroy you. Bitch, bitch, bitch! That's all I have to say. Bitch, bitch, bitch! Now I'll just fade away. Just as long as I act cool then people will suck up to me. They won't realize that I'm a fake and that's what I'm always going to be. A dreamer and a kid who changes every day. Someone that has to talk when he's got nothing to say. Hey kid, it's a great big world out there that you think you need to see. Hey kid, go on and live that life... But live it without me! Bitch, bitch, bitch! That's all you ever do. Bitch, bitch, bitch! No one's more punk than you. Bitch bitch, bitch! Your life is just a trend. Bitch, bitch, bitch! We'll see who's happy in the end.

Take Me Back Lyrics –ataris

I am blue, the sky is gray. I guess it's better off that way. There's really not much left to say. I called you on the phone, another guy said that you weren't at home, but I don't care I'll call you again anyway. Baby I'd give you the world... please forget about those fifteen other girls. I don't care what they say... I didn't mean to stand you up on our wedding day. I'm sorry that I gave you that infection and said we had sex on the Love Connection. Can I ever make it up to you? I'm sorry that I made you mad, the things I did just didn't seem that bad... except for maybe when I blew up your car. Oh baby what can I do? Every girl I'm with makes me think of you. I call your name in my sleep, too bad you think that I'm a creep. Please take me back...

Are We There Yet? Lyrics –ataris

I think that we're lost again and this looks like the shitty side of town. We're running out of gas and the sun is going... down... down... down. Time to turn around and start heading back in the right direction now, but my map is upside down. I just wanna make it to the show, but I don't think that we're gonna go. I can see the headline now... "Four punks found dead again... We know you don't care... but, film at ten. And, now on to sports." Things are looking bleak, everybody thinks that I'm a geek. We're hiding all our cash, my fingernails are digging in the dash. "Why didn't you ask for directions? What Cracker Jack box did you find your license in? You stupid piece of shit... I'll never ride with you again!" I just wanna make it to the show, but I don't think that we're gonna go. "Just pull over let me drive!" Everybody wants me dead. I think the club is up ahead. It feels good to be alive!

Angry Nerd Rock Lyrics –ataris

Time to burn it all away, time to think of what to say
Time to go right back to yesterday.
Time for movements in the past, time for something that won't last.
Not just fire quick and die off fast.

Things are never what they seem,
I'm stuck inside of someone else's dream.
Problems never go away...
I'm sick of being caught in yesterday.

Every day it's still the same, different faces, different names,
But still stuck here playing these stupid games.
Maybe soon I'll figure out what giving up is all about.
My heart is filled so full of doubt.

Don't turn around, don't look ahead
I won't listen to all the lies I'm fed.
Don't have to listen to you
So don't you fucking tell me what to do.

Let It Go Lyrics –ataris

Forgot about that girl I didn't kiss... about the one show that I missed... I sorta figured out that things will turn out alright. There's no use holding on to the past. Live it up man, have a blast! Stop your whining pal and go and have some fun tonight! You gotta let it go... [x3] and things will turn out alright. You gotta let it go... [x3] and have some fun tonight!
My life is changing so rapidly. I'm not sure what I wanna be... but, I understand I've still got a lot to learn. I'm pretty happy with my life. And, I'm really glad you said you'd be my wife even though we know that forever has an end. I'm gonna tell the world about my baby girl. Starla is her name, oh yes indeed!

Lately Lyrics –ataris

Lately I've been feeling a little bit neglected. When it comes to your ex-boyfriends, well, I guess I'm overprotective. But it's nothing personal. I just wanted you to tell me that you care. Lately I've been thinking bout' stickin' my hand in a toaster. I never asked to take a ride on this emotional roller coaster. It's you that I want, and lately it feels like you're not there. Lately I've been contemplating jumping in the ocean. Sometimes even Spock would show a little more emotion! Do you still love me now as much as you loved me yesterday? I try to let it out. I bitch, cry, moan, whine, scream and shout today, but the wall wouldn't listen to me! Why wouldn't it listen to me? I'm sick of always cryin'. I don't wanna be sick of trying, but you've gotta want me too. Lately I've been hoping for a little bit of affection. Sometimes I wish that you had came with your own set of directions. I guess it's not that easy, but I hope that you still love me anyway. Lately I've been thinkin' bout' takin' a vow of silence. I've never seen a monk result in any acts of violence. Or, maybe I'll just cry and hope you come around again today.

Alone In Santa Cruz Lyrics –ataris

Did I ever tell you that I really love you and I think about you all day? I really miss you and wish I could kiss you, but why are you so far away? Since you've been gone, I've thought over and over about you inside my head and where I went wrong, where I went wrong. Every day, I've been thinking a lot about all of the things you'd say since I went away, since I went away... I guess I could call you and ask you "How are you?" but I really don't have much to say... I sit all alone and I stare at the phone and I hope that you're doing ok.

Make It Last Lyrics –ataris

There's a lot on my mind so I guess that I'll take it one thing at a time, still sometimes I can't help but wonder why... I sit around all day and I waste my whole damn life away, still thinkin' bout' just what there is to say. Should I say goodnight? ...go to bed, turn out the fucking light and leave you shining in the past. Should I try and forget? ...even though next week it's something I'll regret. Or, should I try and make it last? I think about the day when I felt you'd throw it all away to try and make me feel like I'm the one. You were my best friend, and I never ever thought those days would end, but now it seems like they are gone. What more can I say? ...I never wanted it to be this way, and where the hell is yesterday? ...We sure had a blast! I'm sorry that we're living in the past, should we try and make it last?

Sleepy Lyrics –ataris

It's frivolous, it's pointless, I'm waiting here in line. I'd buy a cup of coffee but I just wanna kill some time. I'm watching you, now, I'm staring at you. I figure that you notice, but you really don't have a clue (a clue). Time sure does fly when your just a lonely boy, waiting for someone to come along and ruin your fun. Sitting all alone with that quiet smile on your face. I pretend I'm not interested by staring off into space. Why did I act like I didn't even care? Now I wish that you could only be there. A game of cat and mouse that curiosity has killed, just call it pointless... call it what you will.

Four Chord Wonder Lyrics –ataris

How many bands have wrote this song before? I can name at least fifty... I bet you could name a hundred more. There's over a couple thousand chord progressions around. Will someone tell me who decided they'd run this one into the ground?! I'm putting a stop to it once and for all! I'm putting my fist right through the wall! I'm telling you one and all... You better not write this stupid song again! "I've got a little plan, so listen up. We could write a four chord wonder, and make a million bucks!" No need to mention names cause you know who you are. Take word of my advice or I'll break your guitar! I think it's time to set things straight... I just write the song I hate. And, I'll write it again and again and again.

Blind And Unkind Lyrics –ataris

You inhale the toxic fumes, I look away, and then resume to... do all the things that I told myself I wouldn't ever do. Why do I always believe, that I'm in love with everyone I see? And, why did the next one have to be you? Why do you believe that everything I say is true? Why must I always do this? Why do I put myself through this? Love is blind and so unkind... I never can make up my mind! I undo the thought from my head, forgetting all you ever said. Today it's you, tomorrow someone else, maybe I'm just better off by myself! I forget that it's just you... and not some person that I've always knew! Love is blind... love is a lie!

Clara Lyrics –ataris

I saw you crying as I turned away. Did I see your face like it wasn't there? And I know I was wrong... yeah, I knew it all along, but I didn't care about you. Clara where are you today? Did you make the same mistakes that I made, a million times before I met you? Did you go, did you run? Did you think of your son? Do you know you're not the only one that tried to make a piece of coal into a diamond? yeah.

Myself Lyrics –ataris

I live my life day by day, hating it in every way. Sitting all alone, keeping to myself, far away from everyone else. Even though I feel alone inside, sometimes I find it hard to hide. It's hard to keep my feelings in, I just wanna express myself again. I'm gonna speak my mind. You should speak your mind! I wonder how I'll tell you how I feel, and how do I know if this feeling's really real? I don't understand the reasons why instead of speaking your mind you don't even try... you don't even care.

Neilhouse Lyrics –ataris

It all started that one day when I had nothing more to say to you so I ran the other way. Love is for morons, but who's this fucking idiot that I see staring right back at me? Will someone tell me what's right or wrong anymore? Cause everywhere I go I wonder what I'm searching for. I think of all the times I've thought of you and masturbated. All this pre-teen shit has got me so frustrated! Don't turn around cause there's nothing more for you back there. I'd send a postcard, but it'd say how much that I don't care. I'm going east to say the least, to see The Queers, how true. I'll be at the Neilhouse but I'll be without you! Don't try to tell me you can't have any fun. You played me for a fucking fool but now you get to be one... don't go.

Perfectly Happy Lyrics –ataris

Won't be another statistic... Won't be a minority... I'll achieve every goal I have... there's not a thing that I can't be! Just as long as I am happy, that's all that matters to me. I'll walk away from this place on that unhappy day that I have to follow rules, this so-called book you go by was written for a fool! Maybe now you understand life from my point of view, I've got my head on straight and have no urge to be like you! Oh sure I strive for a better life. But, is that so fucking wrong? Change in my pocket... girl by my side... perfectly happy.