The Prairie State

by Greenpilot

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released 18 March 2012

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Track Name: Best of Both of Us
Calm down, calm down
You-know-who might be listenin' in
Don't cry, my dear
That's just how grown-ups talk sometimes
Let's call a truce
It's not about you and me no more
Let's do this right
Let's agree that

Somehow, somehow
She got the best of both of us
Somehow, somehow
We made a life when we made love
Somehow, somehow
In utter despite of both of us
Somehow she's perfect
You've got to give it to the girl

One night, that's all
All that connected me to you
And anger was how,
How we'd communicate, but
Out of this mess
Out of the dirt that's me and you
Flowers can bloom
And they are beautiful and

Somehow, somehow
She got the best of both of us
Somehow, somehow
We made a life when we made love
Somehow, somehow
In utter despite of both of us
Somehow she's perfect
You've got to give it to the girl

"And where do we go now?" you say
You say nothing at all

Somehow, somehow
She got the best of both of us
Somehow, somehow
We made a life when we made love
Somehow, somehow
In utter despite of both of us
Somehow she's perfect
You've got to give it to her
Track Name: Falling Down
"Give up your pain and come to me"
You said to me, but
Try as I may it's so damn hard to trust someone
'cuz I've been hurt by her
So many, so many times, but
You'll see for me
So I can close my eyes

You caught me falling down
You found me with my eyes wide open
You caught me falling down
So lift me up

Do what I like
There's no one here expecting something
But try as I might
It's so damn hard to see that now
'cuz I've been hurt by her
So many, so many times, but
You'll see for me
So I can close my eyes

You caught me falling down
You found me with my eyes wide open
You caught me falling down
So lift me up

And all of the words,
They're sharpened to hurt the best they can,
Have kept awake and looking out
For my heart

You caught me falling down
You found me with my eyes wide open
You caught me falling down
So lift me up

You caught me falling down
You found me with my eyes wide open
You caught me falling down
So lift me up
Track Name: Flowers On Your Stairs
Time after time you were saying goodbye, weren't you?
Every night spent in somebody's bed, not mine
So I have to stay in this place behind my eyes
Where you love me

Flowers on your stairs
And kind words for your pain

The sweat on my palms makes it painfully obvious
But breaking my heart, you stay cordial and kind
The hints were as subtle as cries from a loudspeaker
You don't call, you don't write

Flowers on your stairs
And kind words for your pain
And curtains open wide
On mornings in my head

And I'm seventeen again
In a broken car again
With a broken heart
In a different city now
In a different time
But it's all the same
Just another song

Flowers on your stairs
And kind words for your pain
And curtains open wide
On mornings in my head
Flowers on your stairs
Track Name: My Best Thing
And if we knew that tomorrow was our last
Would you come running
To spend your final night with me
And watch it all go down like a ship that's sinking?
And if it all goes up in flames
And they need someone to blame, well we'll be grinning
'Cuz when it all goes away
If you and I are here to stay then we'll stay living

And even if the stars start falling
Down out of the dark blue sky
You know I know that everything's alright
And even if the moon should tumble
Down beside us, I don't mind
You know I have my best thing by my side

And in twenty million years
When our fossils start to show
On some prehistoric shore
They'll see that you and I have turned
Into piles full of bones
And that mine love yours

And even if the stars start falling
Down out of the dark blue sky
You know I know that everything's alright
And even if the moon should tumble
Down beside us, I don't mind
You know I have my best thing by my side

Believe me, it's the best thing you could see
As we go out of this world together
Oh, my God

And even if the stars start falling
Down out of the dark blue sky
You know I know that everything's alright
And even if the moon should tumble
Down beside us, I don't mind
You know I have my best thing by my side

And even if the rains should fall
Upon the sands of Mexico
And wash away the desert with the tide
And even if the walls should crumble
Down in Paris and in Rome
You know I have my best thing by my side
My side
Track Name: Patience
Now I've heard that patience is virtuous
But I have been waiting a while since
You up and gone and left me alone
So I'm giving up on us

Now I'm not the smartest of men, dear
But I see a pattern emerging here
Where you break my heart with cold disregard
And expect me to stay near

And if timing is everything
Then now's the time to say goodbye, dear

So give me the years of my life back
When I had my heart on the railroad track
A man can endure just so much hurt
So I take I love you back
So I take I love you back
So I take I love you back