Lyrics

Gaslight Baby

1 - On The Run                                                                                                                                      

It’s Ash Wednesday in New Orleans  
I’m waking up sober for the first time in two damn weeks  
It could be frustration, could be this boring life that’s leading me  
That gets me saying, “Come on, baby; let’s do something crazy!”  
  
Here I am on this dead-end road again  
Chasing answers through the dirty streets of New Orleans  
I get fed up, turn to run, too late to stop, the damage done  
I try to dig my heels in, but here I go again, I’m on the run  
I’m on the run  

  
It starts raining in The Quarter, but not enough  
To clean the streets of Jackson Square, nor the hippies with their long…  
Hairy situations chasing me down, I should have learned by now  
I’ve been gone for so damn long I should never come around  
  
Here I am on this dead-end road again  
Chasing answers through the dirty streets of New Orleans  
I get fed up, turn to run, too late to stop, the damage done  
I try to dig my heels in, but here I go again, I’m on the run  

My life like building blocks, construction to condemn  
Build cathedrals in New Orleans to hold funerals in my head  
And, these ghosts that haunt my Veaux Carre’ won’t let me leave this town  
‘Cause I cannot change my ways, no  
I will not settle down  
  
Here I am on this dead-end road again  
Chasing answers through the dirty streets of New Orleans  
I get fed up, turn to run, too late to stop, the damage done  
I try to dig my heels in, but here I go again  
I get fed up, turn to run, too late to stop,  the damage done  
Oh, here I go again  
I’m on the run 

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2 - GASLIGHT BABY

Lay it on me, baby  
I can take it, maybe  
Redact history, blame me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  
You only love me when you hate me  
You know just how to rape me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  

  
1 2 3, I love it when you play sweet  
Then you drop the veil, you lash out at me  
3 2 1 now I’m on the run  
There’ll be hell to pay, but that’s half the fun
We are destined for a nasty crash you and I
But, I love the scars and I’m not afraid to die  

Lay it on me, baby  
I can take it, maybe  
Redact history, blame me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  
You only love me when you hate me  
You know just how to rape me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby    

1 2 3 go, elevate the nitro
Your breath smells like gasoline, oh  
3 2 1 freeze, stop and let me out please  
Your insanity is terrifying
We are destined for a nasty crash you and I
But, I love the scars and I’m not afraid to die  
  
Lay it on me, baby  
I can take it, maybe  
Redact history, blame me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  
You only love me when you hate me  
You know just how to rape me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  

  
Stockholm Syndrome is setting in 
No way to tell where I am ending and you begin  
When did you start wearing me like a skin?  
You just ripped me open and you crawled right in  
  
Lay it on me, baby  
I can take it, maybe  
Redact history, blame me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  
You only love me when you hate me  
You know just how to rape me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  
Lay it on me, baby  
I can take it, maybe  
Redact history, blame me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  
You only love me when you hate me  
You know just how to rape me  
I’ll be your gaslight, baby  
I’ll be your gaslight  baby 

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3 - FLAWLESS

I came into this world like an atom bomb dropped on your house in Avalon  
If I wasn’t blowing up, I was melting down  
Mom and Dad, you’d clean up the mess, you tried to set me straight, you did your best  
I don’t know how you raised me without nervous breakdowns  
Instead of being the perfect kid, I perfected being the opposite  
Ran you through hell while I ran wild and free  
I always wanted to make you proud, so sometimes I would buckle down  
Redirect my energy, walk the path you want for me, try to be  

Flawless  
Fly higher than the sun  
Everything you want or could ever need  
But it’s hopeless  
I try my best, fall short, and miss  
Look back on it and wish my best was better than it is  
I hope you will forgive me  
For not being flawless  

I finally came to terms with the human condition  
I’d try to succeed with realistic ambitions  
And I thought I had it all figured out, then I met you, my world turned  
Upside down, ‘cause I’m not satisfied if I’m anything less than perfect in your eyes  
Love, don’t let me fly too high, don’t let me crash and burn, trying to be  

Flawless  
Fly higher than the sun  
Everything you want or could ever need  
But it’s hopeless  
I try my best, fall short, and miss  
Look back on it and wish my best was better than it is  
I hope you will forgive me  
For not being flawless  

I know I’m not the man you think you see  
When your trusting eyes are looking up to me  
I'll figure out how I can be the father you deserve and need  
I could do anything if I could be  
The perfect parent, perfect spouse  
Perfect child, things might work out 
If only it wasn’t so hard to be  

Flawless  
Fly higher than the sun  
Everything you want or could ever need  
But it’s hopeless  
I try my best, fall short, and miss  
Look back on it and wish my best was better than it is  
I hope you will forgive me  
For not being...

Flawless  
Fly higher than the sun  
Everything you want or could ever need  
But it’s hopeless  
I try my best, fall short, and miss  
Look back on it and wish my best was better than it is  
I hope you will forgive me  
For not being flawless 

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4 - Parsons Lake

Here’s a little story ‘bout a woman named Glory  
Here’s a little wasted time talking about Faith  
She’d take off her clothes and run into the forest  
Playing hide-n-seek down by Parson’s Lake  
  
I know you’re out there, I know you hear me  
I know you see more than you’ll admit  
I know you’re out there, I know you want me but...   
it’s a game of hiding and you just won’t quit  

  
Down by the lake in a tree we call safe  
There’s a hole in the bole where I hid my treasures  
We’d play for hours with childhood knickknacks  
Chasing after Glory learning adult pleasures  
  
I know you’re out there, I know you hear me  
I know you see more than you’ll admit  
I know you’re out there, I know you want me  
But it’s a game of hiding and you just won’t quit  

  
Time is a wastin’ gotta be patient  
Sneaking a peak as she starts to run  
I count to ten then are start to chasin’  
“Ready or not,” I said, “here I come!”  
  
I know you’re out there, I know you hear me  
I know you see more than you’ll admit  
I know you’re out there, I know you want me  
But it’s a game of hiding and you just won’t quit  
I know you’re out there, I know you hear me  
I know you see more than you’ll admit  
I know you’re out there, I know you want me  
But it’s a game of hiding and you just won’t quit  

  
Jumped in the water, just about caught her  
Now our little story is coming to an end  
I’d get a taste of Glory, knowing that I lost her  
Playing hide-n-seek and I never could win  
  
I know you’re out there, I know you hear me  
I know you see more than you’ll admit  
I know you’re out there, I know you want me  
But it’s a game of hiding and you just won’t quit  
 I know you’re out there, I know you hear me  
I know you see more than you’ll admit  
I know you’re out there, I know you want me  
But it’s a game of hiding and you just won’t quit 

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5 - FEEL IT TOO

I feel you pressed against my skin in the morning though now you’ve gone 
Your breath on my neck, electric, sexy, incredible, chill like the snow, hot like the sun 
And you don’t even know what you’ve done 

If you could feel what I feel 
You’d know this is real 
As air you breathe and gravity 
If you could feel what I feel 
You’d know this is real 
Burning desire, insatiable fire 
Brands my soul in the shape of you 
I want you to feel it too 

I wonder what consumes your thoughts in the quiet moments when the whole world is still 
As for me, I can’t eat I can’t sleep, I’m dying to reach out and touch you, just the thought gives me chills 
And I wonder how you don’t feel the same thrill 

If you could feel what I feel 
You’d know this is real 
As air you breathe and gravity 
If you could feel what I feel 
You’d know this is real 
Burning desire, insatiable fire 
Brands my soul in the shape of you 
I want you to feel it too 

From the tip of my tongue to the tiny tip tips of my toes 
I feel pleasure when you come, so much pain when you go away 
Tear down your walls, turn around, and stay, you can feel it too 
Oh what magic we could make hey, yeah, if you free yourself to feel it too 

If you could feel what I feel 
You’d know this is real 
As air you breathe and gravity 
If you could feel what I feel 
You’d know this is real 
Burning desire, insatiable fire 
Brands my soul in the shape of you 
I want you to feel it too 

C’mon and feel it too 
Oh, the places we could get to, me and you 
All you gotta do, is f feel it too

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6 - Chances Are

When you met me I was jaded never thinking that I wanted love  
Never thought I’d change ‘til it hit me like a freight train, now I can’t get enough  
I was wild and free, you were just what I needed  
First kiss turned this undeniably sure  
I was hooked an instant addict, a fanatic I was begging for more  
You made me feel complete… I’ve fallen head over feet  
Now I’m counting the seconds until I see… you again  
  
Chances are in the middle of the night  
I’ll be trying to sleep but never getting it right  
Working all day, my mind is miles away  
Chances are my thoughts are on you and me  
Tell me, do you think of me too?  
Cause chances are if I’m breathing, I’m thinking about you  
  
I wondered what you saw in me, was something there I couldn’t see, you were just too good to be true  
I looked for something wrong, some kind of flaw in you  
I discovered just one thing… You were perfect  
We were living in a time warp, a year never seemed so short, the best days of my life  
I should have known it couldn’t last, those days went by way too fast  
You boarded that plane, and flew away  
Now I’m left here waiting for the day… I see you again  
  
Chances are in the middle of the night  
I’ll be trying to sleep but never getting it right  
Working all day, my mind is miles away  
Chances are my thoughts are on you and me  
Tell me, do you think of me too?  
Cause chances are if I’m breathing, I’m thinking about you  
  
Now I’m longing for something I never knew I’d miss  
A strange feeling to be wondering what size ring will fit  
Daydreaming about our honeymoon, wedding bells, is it too soon?  
I don’t know what’s come over me, but I know… I like it. You’re the one for me  
  
Chances are in the middle of the night  
I’ll be trying to sleep but never getting it right  
Working all day, my mind is miles away  
Chances are my thoughts are on you and me  
Tell me, do you think of me too?  
Cause chances are if I’m breathing  
Any time my heart is beating  
Chances are, I’m thinking about you 

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7 - Bury The Problems

I open my mouth to talk, to tell you that something is wrong 
I can’t make the words come out,  I’ll probably never sing you this song
I’ll wait ‘til I’m feeling better, wait for your dark mood to fade away
I’ll make a joke that puts a smile on your face, and we’ll keep pretending 

We’re okay, everything’s fine 
We just need to take a little time 
We’ll fill the emptiness with silence 
And bury the problems 
Bury the problems 

I open my mouth to speak some sweet words that might bridge the divide 
The sentiment comes out a tangled mess; I can see the hurt in your eyes 
I know what you think, it isn’t what I mean to say 
I don’t know how to set it straight, so we keep pretending 

We’re okay, everything’s fine 
We just need to take a little time 
We’ll fill the emptiness with silence 
And bury the problems 
We’re not okay, everything is far from fine 
But we’ve got the rest of our lives 
To fill the emptiness with silence 
And bury the problems 

What’s the use in talking anyway? 
Just to say the same things over and over and nothing ever changes 
We’ll learn to sit in silence, enjoy the peace and quiet 
Makes it so much easier to pretend 

We’re okay, everything’s fine 
We just need to take a little time 
We’ll fill the emptiness with silence 
And bury the problems 
We’re not okay, everything is far from fine 
But we’ve got the rest of our lives 
To fill the emptiness with silence 
And bury the problems 
Bury the problems 

I open my mouth and say I love you, it’s all that should matter anyway

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8 - Right Where You Want Me

Exhale, inhale 
Taste the heavy scent of your beauty 
Darkly wicked and oh so sweet 
The agony in your fire burns right through me 

Why would you change? You've got me 
Why even try? You've got me 
Why break these chains? You've got me 
Right where you want me 

Tighten the shackles, ratchet down hard 
Rusted and bloody, biting into my flesh 
No one hurts me quite as good as you 
Embrace the pain, no matter how intense 

Why would you change? You've got me 
Why even try? You've got me 
Why break these chains? You've got me 
Right where you want me 

Why would you change? You've got me 
Why even try? You've got me 
Why break these chains? You've got me 
Right where you want me 

Every pain I gave you once return to me ten-fold 
I welcome the lash; my flesh is yours 
You become the light I see as you seal my eyes with gold 
I deserve this… all of this and more 

Why would you change? You've got me 
Why even try? You've got me 
Why break these chains? You've got me 
Right where you want me 
Right where you want me

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