What I Wouldn’t Give: Lyrics

I’LL BE WAITING
I FEEL THE RAINDROPS BLOW INTO MY FACE
I THINK THE WATER HIDES THE CRYING
I SEE ME WAITING PATIENTLY
TOO DUMB TO STOP TRYING
MAYBE YOU’D CALL IT COURAGE
OR A SHOW OF INNER STRENGTH
AND MAYBE I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO

BUT I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU
I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU

I COME TO KNOW MYSELF THROUGH WATCHING YOU
MY DARKEST FEARS ARE WHAT YOU LIVE WITH
STILL THERE’S NO WAY I CAN UNDERSTAND
ALL I CAN DO IS LISTEN
MAYBE I’M TRYING TO SAVE YOU
FOR MY OWN SELFISH NEEDS
AND MAYBE I JUST CAN’T TURN AND WALK AWAY

SO I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU
I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU

I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAS LED THE TWO OF US
TO CHOOSE THIS PATH TO TRAVEL DOWN THIS ALLEY
ALL I KNOW IS I CAN’T LET YOU GO ALONE

SO I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU
I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU
I’LL BE WAITING
I’LL BE WAITING
FOR YOU

Copyright T. Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE FOR ONE MORE BREATH OF INNOCENCE
FOR A SMILE THAT WASN’T TINGED WITH ALL THESE TEARS
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE TO LAY BEHIND THE HEAVINESS
THAT’S AGED US WELL BEYOND OUR YEARS

IF IGNORANCE IS BLISS THEN WE MUST BE THE SUPER SAGES
HOW COME WE HAVE TO BE SO WISE
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE TO SEE SOME TEARS OF HAPPINESS
INSTEAD OF FEAR AND ANGER IN YOUR EYES

WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE FOR JUST A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING
HOW COME IT ALWAYS HAS TO BE SO HARD
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE FOR ONE MOMENT OF CERTAINTY
INSTEAD OF ALWAYS SEARCHING IN THE DARK
IF WE COULD PEEK AHEAD IN TIME WE COULD SAVE A LOT OF ANGUISH
BUT THAT WOULD SPOIL ALL THIS FUN
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE TO KNOW THAT YOU’D BE WITH ME CHILD
WHEN ALL THIS PAIN AND SUFFERING WAS DONE

I KNOW IN LIFE THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES
IT’S JUST A CHANCE WE KNOW WE ALL MUST TAKE
WITH ONLY OUR FAITH TO GUIDE US
ALONG OUR WAY
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE

IF WE COULD PEEK AHEAD IN TIME WE COULD SAVE A LOT OF ANGUISH
BUT THAT WOULD SPOIL ALL THIS FUN
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE TO KNOW THAT YOU’D BE WITH ME CHILD
WHEN ALL THIS PAIN AND SUFFERING WAS DONE

WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE TO SEE YOU
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE TO SAVE YOU

Copyright T. Herzog (ASCAP, VoxArt Music)

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THE PERFECT LIE
IF I COULD READ YOUR MIND
YOUR THOUGHTS WOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE
‘CAUSE WE BOTH KNOW THE SECRETS YOU KEEP HIDDEN THERE
IF YOU COULD SEE YOURSELF
THROUGH ANYBODY ELSE’S EYES
YOU’D SEE THE LOVE WE TRIED TO HOLD HAS DISAPPEARED

OUR WORLD HAS ENDED
COULD YOU BE THE LAST TO KNOW
YOU SAY I LOVE YOU
BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT SO

YOU TELL THAT LIE THE PERFECT LIE
AS IF MY HEART WAS THAT NAÏVE
YOU’VE TOLD THAT LIE A THOUSAND TIMES
THAT’S NOT LOVE
IT’S MAKE BELIEVE

I WATCH YOU CROSS THE ROOM
AND SLOWLY CLOSE THE BEDROOM DOOR
YOU TRY TO SMILE BUT I CAN SEE ANOTHER FACE
YOU’RE JUST AS BEAUTIFUL
BUT I DON’T KNOW YOU ANYMORE
YOU’RE TRYING HARD TO ACT LIKE NOTHING HERE HAS CHANGED

OUR WORLD HAS ENDED
COULD YOU BE THE LAST TO KNOW
YOU SAY I LOVE YOU
BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT SO

YOU TELL THAT LIE THE PERFECT LIE
AS IF MY HEART WAS THAT NAÏVE
YOU’VE TOLD THAT LIE A THOUSAND TIMES
THAT’S NOT LOVE
IT’S MAKE BELIEVE

WE’RE BOTH CRYING OUT FOR LOVE
BUT OUR WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH
NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE US

YOU TELL THAT LIE THE PERFECT LIE
AS IF MY HEART WAS THAT NAÏVE
YOU’VE TOLD THAT LIE A THOUSAND TIMES
THAT’S NOT LOVE
IT’S MAKE BELIEVE

Copyright T. Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP), Tonio K, Steve Lindsey

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WATERFALL
FIRST LOOK ON A RAINY DAY
CAN’T SEEM TO FOCUS ALL THE COLORS FADING INTO GRAY
WATCH TIME AS IT RUNS AWAY
CAN’T SEE THE FUTURE SO I GUESS I’LL JUST LET IT PLAY

BUT I CAN HEAR THE COLORS CALLING
CLOUDS ALONG THE MOUNTAIN
SKIES ABOUT TO TUMBLE
JUST LIKE A WATERFALL
JUST LIKE A WATERFALL

YOUR IMAGE CLINGS TO ME
I TRY TO LOSE YOU BUT YOUR EYES ARE ALL I SEE
USELESS TO RUN AWAY
WHY SHOULD I FIGHT YOU WHEN I REALLY WANT TO STAY

AND I CAN HEAR THE COLORS CALLING
CLOUDS ALONG THE MOUNTAIN
FORMING A WALL
JUST LIKE A WATERFALL
FLOWING TO THE SEA
JUST LIKE A WATERFALL
TAKE WHAT’S LEFT OF ME

I CAN HEAR THE DISTANT THUNDER
I START TO FEAR THE ROCKS BELOW
BUT AS LOVE PULLS ME UNDER
I’LL NEVER LET GO

JUST LIKE A WATERFALL
FLOWING TO THE SEA
JUST LIKE A WATERFALL
COME TO RESCUE ME

FIRST LOOK ON A RAINY DAY
CAN’T SEE THE FUTURE SO I GUESS I’LL JUST LET IT PLAY
JUST LIKE A WATERFALL
JUST LIKE A WATERFALL

Copyright T. Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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ANESTHESIA
PULL THE COVERS OVER MY HEAD
AND BLOCK OUT ALL THE LIGHT
JUST PRETEND I’M SOMEBODY ELSE
AND THAT EVERYTHING’S ALL RIGHT

‘CAUSE YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE ME
YOU DON’T KNOW WHO I AM
I FILLED MY DREAMS WITH YOU
YOU COULD MAKE THEM ALL COME TRUE
WITH A WAVE OF YOUR HAND

ANESTHESIA HOW CAN YOU LEAVE ME
WHEN I’M BLEEDING, I’M BLEEDING
ANESTHESIA I CAN JUST BARELY FEEL MY HEART

NOW I’M FALLING APART
‘CAUSE I NEVER BELIEVED
IT WOULD EVER COME TO THIS
I WOULD GIVE UP ALL THAT I HAVE
TRADE IT IN FOR JUST ONE KISS

COULD BE AN ADDICTION
MAYBE I’M GOING INSANE
IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THE LENGTHS I WOULD GO TO
GIVE ME SOMETHING
JUST TO NUMB ALL THE PAIN

ANESTHESIA HOW CAN YOU LEAVE ME
WHEN I’M BLEEDING, I’M BLEEDING
ANESTHESIA MAYBE YOUR HEART JUST TURNED TO STONE

OH, YOU’D HAVE TO BE BLIND
NOT TO SEE THAT I’VE BEEN LIVING FOR YOU
AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO FEEL NOTHING
TO BE ABLE TO TREAT ME
THE WAY THAT YOU DO

ANESTHESIA HOW CAN YOU LEAVE ME
WHEN I’M BLEEDING, I’M BLEEDING
ANESTHESIA HOW COULD YOUR HEART JUST TURN TO STONE
MAYBE I’M BETTER ALONE

Copyright T. Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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LONG LOST LULLABYE
I TRY TO TELL MYSELF A STORY
PRETEND THAT EVERY WORD IS TRUE
BUT EVEN AS I HIDE BEHIND MY FABRICATION
ALL MY THOUGHTS COME BACK TO YOU

EVERY TIME I TRY
TO FORGET THE FACE THAT HAUNTS MY NIGHTS
THE TEARS FALL FROM MY EYES
AND I SING MY LONG LOST LULLABYE
LULLABYE
LULLABYE

THEN YOU APPEAR JUST LIKE AN ANGEL
YOUR IMAGE TAKES AWAY MY PAIN
OUT OF THE SILENCE COME THE WORDS THAT REASSURE ME
I HEAR YOU CALLING OUT MY NAME

EVERY TIME I TRY
TO FORGET THE FACE THAT HAUNTS MY NIGHTS
THE TEARS FALL FROM MY EYES
AND I SING MY LONG LOST LULLABYE

LULLABYE, YEAH
LULLABYE, YEAH

I WRAP MY WEARY ARMS AROUND YOU
LIKE A GYPSY WHO HAS FINALLY FOUND A HOME
BUT AS THE MORNING SUN INVADES MY REVELATION
I WAKE UP ALL ALONE

EVERY TIME I TRY
TO FORGET THE FACE THAT HAUNTS MY NIGHTS
THE TEARS FALL FROM MY EYES
AND I SING MY LONG LOST LULLABYE
LULLABYE, YEAH
IF ONLY I COULD FIND MY LULLABYE
YEAH, I’D BE SO HAPPY THEN THAT I COULD CRY

Copyright T. Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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I GUESS IT SHOULD RAIN
IF YOU BELIEVED WHAT YOU WERE SAYING
THEN YOU WOULD LOOK ME IN THE EYE
IF YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE BETRAYING
YOU MIGHT STOP TO WONDER WHY

WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
SO BEFORE YOU CLOSE THAT DOOR
WON’T YOU LISTEN
TO WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY

‘CAUSE I KNOW YOU WERE RIGHT
WE SHOULD TRY TO END THIS FIGHT
I DON’T THINK I CAN SLEEP AT ALL TONIGHT
AND IF IT TAKES A STORM
TO WASH AWAY THE LIES THAT CAME BEFORE
AND IF WATER’S WHAT IT TAKES
TO EASE THIS PAIN
THEN I GUESS IT SHOULD RAIN

YOU USED TO LOOK TO ME FOR ANSWERS
YOU USED TO SAY I WAS THE ONE
BUT NOW WE ONLY DEAL IN ANGER
AND LOVE’S THE LONG FORGOTTEN SON

I WISH I COULD CHANGE THE PAST
BUT THE MEMORIES SEEM TO LAST
BUT THAT DON’T MEAN
THAT THIS MOMENT CAN’T BE TRUE

BECAUSE I KNOW YOU WERE RIGHT
WE SHOULD TRY TO END THIS FIGHT
I DON’T THINK THAT I CAN SLEEP AT ALL TONIGHT
AND IF IT TAKES A STORM
TO WASH AWAY THE LIES THAT CAME BEFORE
AND IF WATER’S WHAT IT TAKES TO EASE THIS PAIN
THEN I GUESS IT SHOULD RAIN

OH, LET THE HEAVENS OPEN UP
AND BATHE ME IN FORGIVENESS
OH, LET US START AGAIN
I KNOW IT’S NOT EASY TO LET ME IN
BUT ONLY OPEN HEARTS CAN START TO MEND

AND I KNOW YOU WERE RIGHT
WE SHOULD TRY TO END THIS FIGHT
I DON’T THINK THAT I CAN SLEEP AT ALL TONIGHT
AND IF IT TAKES A STORM
TO WASH AWAY THE LIES THAT CAME BEFORE
AND IF WATER’S WHAT IT TAKES TO EASE THIS PAIN
THEN I GUESS IT SHOULD RAIN

OH, RAIN RAIN RAIN GO AWAY
OH, RAIN RAIN RAIN GO AWAY

Copyright T. Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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OUT THERE
DON’T GET STUCK
ON WHAT IS OUT OF REACH
DON’T GET CAUGHT UP
ON WHAT YOU CANNOT TEACH

YOU’LL NEVER FIND IT
YOU’LL NEVER FIND IT
OUT THERE

DON’T LOOK BACK
ON WHAT YOU’VE LEFT BEHIND
DON’T BE SAD
THE PAST IS IN YOUR MIND

YOU’LL NEVER FIND IT
YOU’LL NEVER FIND IT
OUT THERE
YOU’LL NEVER FIND IT
YOU’LL NEVER FIND IT
ANYWHERE

SO WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
THAT SOMEWHERE YOU CAN START
DON’T CAUGHT LOCKED UP INSIDE YOUR HEAD
AND LOSE YOUR HEART

DON’T GET STUCK
ON WHAT IS OUT OF REACH
DON’T GET CAUGHT UP
ON WHAT YOU CANNOT TEACH

AND WHEN YOU REACH FOR ME
TRY TO SEE ME AS I WANT TO BE
AND WHEN YOU CALL MY NAME
REALIZE THAT I AM NEVER THE SAME

YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME
YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME
OUT THERE
YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME
YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME
OUT THERE

Copyright 2001 Todd Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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LISTEN CLOSE
CHANGES HAPPEN OVERNIGHT
IF YOU JUST BELIEVE IT
SO CONCERNED WITH DOING RIGHT
DON’T FORGET WHO YOU ARE
DON’T ACCEPT THAT WHAT IS NOW
WILL ALWAYS BE
JUST BECAUSE YOU WEAR THESE CHAINS
DOESN’T MEAN YOU WON’T BE FREE
TO WALK ALONG IN THE SUN AGAIN
FREE OF ALL THE THINGS THAT USED TO HOLD YOU DOWN

LISTEN CLOSE TO THE WHISPERS
THEY WILL HELP YOU TO REMEMBER
WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU CAME HERE TO BE
LISTEN CLOSE YOU WILL HEAR ME
IN YOUR HEART I’M WITH YOU ALWAYS
IN THE SILENCE I’M THE ONLY VOICE YOU’LL HEAR

DISTANT RIPPLES ON THE SHORE
A REMINDER WHERE YOU’VE BEEN
THE REFLECTIONS OF YOUR PAST
DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH WHO YOU ARE
WHERE YOU’RE GOING NOW RELEASE YOUR DOUBTS
AND CHOOSE A DIFFERENT PATH
ONE THAT OPENS UP THE DOORWAY TO LOVE
LET YOURSELF BELIEVE AGAIN
DON’T LET HEAVINESS ILLUSION WEIGH YOU DOWN

LISTEN CLOSE TO THE WHISPERS
THEY WILL HELP YOU TO REMEMBER
WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU CAME HERE TO BE
LISTEN CLOSE YOU WILL HEAR ME
IN YOUR HEART I’M WITH YOU ALWAYS
IN THE SILENCE I’M THE ONLY VOICE YOU’LL HEAR

THAT YOU’LL HEAR
ALL THE THINGS YOU’VE WAITED FOR
ARE RIGHT HERE
RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES
LISTEN CLOSE

LISTEN CLOSE TO THE WHISPERS
THEY WILL HELP YOU TO REMEMBER
WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU CAME HERE TO BE
LISTEN CLOSE YOU WILL HEAR ME
IN YOUR HEART I’M WITH YOU ALWAYS
IN THE SILENCE I’M THE ONLY VOICE YOU’LL HEAR

I’M WITH YOU ALWAYS
I’M WITH YOU ALWAYS

Copyright 2001 Todd Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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IF I ONLY HAD THE WORDS
If I Only had the Words Sheet Music
I FEEL YOU ALL AROUND ME
I KNOW YOU MUST BE HERE
YOUR BEAUTY STILL SURROUNDS ME
YOUR VOICE IS IN MY EAR

I SEE YOU IN THE OCEAN
YOU’RE DANCING ON THE SHORE
THE SUNSET ON THE WATER
MAKES YOUR SPIRIT SOAR

AND YOUR LAUGHTER LIFTS ME UP ALONG THE WAY
THERE’S SO MANY THINGS I STILL HAVE LEFT TO SAY

IF I’D ONLY HAD THE WORDS
TO TELL YOU HALF THE THINGS I FEEL
YOU’D HAVE UNDERSTOOD SO CLEARLY THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU WAS REAL
AND I WISH I’D HAD THE COURAGE TO OPEN UP MY HEART
YOU’D HAVE KNOWN THAT WE COULD NEVER BE APART

THE COLORS OF YOUR PALETTE
YOUR CANVAS FILLED WITH GREENS
THE STROKES OF YOUR EMOTIONS
I SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
NOW THE ROSE HAS FINALLY OPENED
THE PETALS FILLED WITH LIGHT
NOW THE VASE NO LONGER BROKEN
THE THORNS ARE OUT OF SIGHT

AND YOUR LAUGHTER LIFTS ME UP ABOVE MY TEARS
I CAN HEAR YOU WHISPER SOFTLY IN MY EAR

IF I ONLY HAD THE WORDS
TO TELL YOU HALF THE THINGS I FEEL
YOU MIGHT UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN ILLUSION AND WHAT’S REAL
THEN YOU’D FINALLY HAVE THE COURAGE
TO OPEN UP YOUR HEART
‘CAUSE YOU’D KNOW THAT WE COULD NEVER BE APART

NOW AT LAST I HAVE THE WORDS
TO TELL YOU HOW I FEEL
STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND THE REASONS
AND PERHAPS I NEVER WILL
BUT I FINALLY FOUND THE COURAGE TO OPEN UP MY HEART
‘CAUSE I KNOW THAT WE WILL NEVER BE APART
NOW I KNOW THAT WE WILL NEVER BE APART
NOW I KNOW THAT WE WILL NEVER BE APART

Copyright 1999 Todd Herzog (VoxArt Music, ASCAP)

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