Lyrics: It’s Alright EP

I know change is a bad thing,
Breaks me down into a sorry sad thing
Not some iridescent grateful butterfly.
I’ll resist with defiance,
Not the valor of a mystic silence,
I will fight the dizzy spiral of goodbye.

And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright

Please don’t say you don’t love me,
Never dangle any sword above me,
With the kind of change that severs me in two.
Give me amberizing glasses.
Could you slow it down like molasses,
As I salvage my old self away from you.

And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.

Because I have seen insane things,
All those grand, historic paintings.
Morning light on polished swords and burnished pride.
Anxious smiles encased in whalebone,
Spines of steel from head to tailbone,
Cannons poised to blast the turning of the tide.

It’s a sad and a strange thing.
But it’s time and I am changing.
Into something good or bad, well that’s your guess.
I’m my own sovereign nation,
Dedicated to a transformation,
Marching on with this target on my chest, oh yes,
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
And it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.

Time it was I had a dream
You’re the dream come true
If I had the world to give
I’d give it all to you

I’ll take you to the mountains
I will take you to the sea
I’ll show you how this life became
A miracle to me

You’ll fly away
But take my hand until that day
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job’s done
You’ll be the one who knows

All the things you treasure most
Will be the hardest ones
I will watch you struggle on
Before the answers come

But I won’t make it harder
I’ll be there to cheer you on
I’ll shine the light that guides you down
The road you’re walking on

You’ll fly away
But take my hand until that day
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job’s done
You’ll be the one who knows

Before the mountains call to you
Before you leave this home
I want to teach your heart to trust
As I will teach my own

But sometimes I will ask the moon
Where it shined upon you last
And shake my head and laugh and say
It all went by so fast

You’ll fly away
But take my hand until that day
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job’s done
You’ll be the one who knows

Tonight was just great, she taught us the sign for peace
Now she’s made us some popcorn, we’ve turned out the lights
And we’re watching movies
I don’t understand and she tries to explain
How a spaceship is riding through somebody’s brain
And there’s blood and guts and…

She’s the best one that we’ve ever had
She sits on her hair and she’s tall as my dad
And she tie-dyed my shirt and she pierced her own ear
And it’s peace, man, cool, yeah, the babysitter’s here.

Her boyfriend is Tom but we call him “the king of romance”
He wears an American flag on the butt of his ripped up pants and
Will they get married with kids of their own
He says “Not if she’s going to college we won’t”
and he kisses her, oh, someday I’ll have a boyfriend just like that

She’s the best one that we’ve ever had
She sits on her hair and she’s tall as my dad
And she got mad at dinner when Tom drank a beer
But peace man, cool hey, the babysitter’s here

And we all went to see her go dance at the high school
We made her a big card
And she told us that she’d be the unicorn wearing the pink leotard, and
There she was leaping up just like she said
With a sparkling horn coming out of her head
And she’s oh, oh, oh, oh
(I can’t wait to give her the card, I can’t wait to give her the card)
She’s the best one…

OK, so the play was called “The Unicorn” and she was the
unicorn so that means that the star was my babysitter.
But it’s Saturday night, I can’t sleep and I’m watching the news
She says do me a favor don’t go with a guy who would
Make you choose and
I don’t understand and she tries to explain
And all that mascara runs down in her pain ’cause she’s leaving me

You’re the best one that we’ve ever had
You sit on your hair and you’re tall as my dad
And I’ll make you a picture for college next year
So hush now, peace, man
The babysitter’s here
The best babysitter’s here