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01 Not A Love Song 
02 Have To Leave 
03 Timing And Lighting 
04 Pink Elephants 
05 Messed Up 
06 Close 
07 Home 
08 Reason 
09 Keep 
10 Blood 
11 Truth 

Not A Love Song
Words and Music by Summer

I guess when they ask
That's what we'll say
That we did it for love
But we do it anyway
Muted conversation
So you pick up your pen
And you make up a story
Of what you think they meant
All these vacant ideas
Waste too much of my time
Why don't you bring the reason
And I'll bring the rhyme?
It’s not a love song
At least not like you think
And by that
I don't mean anything
Everyone has a dream
Everyone has a plan
Of who they wanted to be
Where they wanted to land
Who cares where it comes from?
Even less where it goes
Who am I to argue
With what everyone knows
It's not a love song
Well, not to me
Unless, of course, that's what you want it to be
It's not a love song
Not like you'd think

And by that
I don't mean anything
Faith, hope, and love
Drive some people on
Me, I’ll stay right on this bench
And keep playing my song
I'll do it for faith
I'll do it for hope
I'll even do it for love
Even if it’s not my own
It's not a love song
Well, not to me
Unless, of course, that's what you want it to be
It's not a love song
Not like you'd think
And by that
I don't mean anything
So I guess when they ask
That's what we'll say
That we did it for love
But, truth is, we do it anyway

Have To Leave
Words and Music by Summer

I have to leave
I have to go
Of what's next
I don't pretend to know
I ate the food
I walked the streets
Talked to the people
This city's been good to me
I've lived all over this country
And if there's one thing I know
It's the people don't live in places
They live in hearts and minds and souls
You say that I just keep moving
You say that I can't keep still
Would you say the same of the ocean's waves?
Or the clouds on a windy day?
Or when the seasons change?
Well, baby, you know my name
And I have to leave
I have to go
Wish I had the time to know you better
Will you remember me as the girl with the crazy hair?
Adventure on the subway?
Or temptation
Was I just temptation?
I wasn't trying to steal you away
I just wanted a few kisses more
But desire's got nothin' on virtue
When you walk away
And then you stay away
So goddamn the Timing
And goddamn the Lighting
Damn everything that keeps it all out of reach
Just damn everything
'I have to leave
I have to go
It always ends like this
I have to leave
And I have to go
It always ends like this
But it never ends
It never really ends
I have to leave
And I have to go
It always ends like this
But it never ends
It never really ends

Timing And Lighting
Words and Music by Summer

He's not you
I know it's a cliché
but it's true
He's not you
He doesn't kiss me like you do
He doesn't call me out like you
He doesn't tease me like you do
I know we can't be together now
Or if we ever would
I know we can't be together now
She's not me
I don't know if you can see
But she's not me
Does she hold you like I do?
Would she kiss you between the eyes like I do?
Would she always tell you the truth?
I know we can't be together now
Or if we ever could
I know we can't be together now
Life is all Timing and Lighting
Life is all Timing and Lighting
Now's not the time for settling down
The light falls away from us now
I'm not on my knees
I know when it's time to leave
I just wonder if you'd agree
That we were a good team
That we could have made it through anything
Except for... bad timing

Pink Elephants
Words and Music by Summer

I will not forget
Thrown babies at four a.m.
And I will not forget
How many times you broke that paddle on him
Or a junked-up house from bottom to top
With little pathways for us to walk
And I cannot forget the piano
And the handcuffs
But it's alright
It's okay
It don't matter that much now anyway
It's alright
It is okay
It don't matter that much
Anyway
It must have been hard
To grow up with a mother like yours
Please don't think I haven't thought of that before
And I feel for you
I mean, I really do
But I feel for me too
It's alright
It's okay
It don't matter that much now anyway
It's alright
It is okay
It don't matter that much
Anyway
I got over it
And I don't know if you
Need to get over it too
But if you do
This is me
Forgiving you
It's alright
It's okay
It don't matter that much now anyway
It's alright
It is okay
It don't matter that much
Anyway
That faded book
Of my childhood
Has long been closed
From now on, I will not bring it up
I will not discuss
What only
Pink Elephants know
It's alright
It's okay
It don't matter that much now anyway
It's alright
It is okay
It don't matter that much
Anyway

Messed Up
Words and Music by Summer

Baby, take my keys tonight
Because I just can't drive
You always take such good care of me
And you know you treat me right
You never tell me
I am so messed up
That I'm so messed up
That I am so messed up
You go out with other girls
And I try to play it cool
I know you'd never try to hurt me
But sometimes, you do
Still, you never tell me
I am so messed up
That I'm so messed up
That I am so messed up
And I know you know me well
That's just a little too well
For me
Baby, take my keys tonight
Because I just can't drive

Close
Words by Will Richards
Music by Summer

I'll be up until about tomorrow sometime
Hoping you'll call in a favor or two
I would arrive and pile on the lighter side
Make you smile your flossed smile wide
You'd say, "Hey."
I'd be coy and make you kiss me
Again and again and again
It's true, I would
It could be so simple, you know
Just give me a chance
And I'll smile pretty
And we'll be close to what's most
Important to me
We'll be close to what's most
Important
You can smile and your moon
It's beautiful over and over and over again
So are you, and so are you
You said to me
We missed the sunset, the sky, the smell, and our ride
Now, we're missing each other
While you're on your inside
I'm on your out
You've got your pride
And I'm all tied up for all the wrong lines
And we're close to what's most
Important to me
We're close to what's most
Important
The strings of your voice have been silent too long
Don't tell me I'm wrong
'Cause I'm right
You're strong
But you're so fragile, so subtle, so you
I hope you can do what you need to do
Your ride, alone time and all
I'll be up until about tomorrow sometime
And I wouldn't mind
If you decided to call
And we'll be close to what's most
Important to me
We'll be close to what's most
Important

Home
Words and Music by Summer

Check my pulse
Am I still alive?
Grab your motorcycle, baby
Let's go for a ride
Your poetry
brings me to my knees
The reason I'm leavin'
is what you love about me
'Cause after nine o'clock, there's only one place to eat
I'm not hungry anyway, I'm just choking on my need
For adventure, fun, spontaneity
And I just can't stay here, I'm sorry
But your place
Is in my heart
No, you don't rent
You bought
And I'm not going anywhere
Anytime soon
I might live on the road, baby
But my home...
It's with you
Lacks imagination
That's what I'd mark on your card
Not so much for your person
But for where you are
We laughed when Jake said
He moved into her
I think I know what he meant
He just used the wrong words
He meant he's never really alone anymore
He doesn't think of where he lives like he did before
And my heart never needed a home...
It needed a door
And your place
Is in my heart
No, you don't rent
You bought
And I'm not going anywhere
Anytime soon
I might live on the road, baby
But my home...
It's with you

Reason
Words and Music by Summer

I often wondered
How she could leave
I was five, my sister was four,
And my brother was three
I know that she was young
But so were we
I don't think any reason
Could ever satisfy me
My father was a native
Of this land
He told me of Great Spirits
And destruction by White Men
Over three hundred years now
And we're still trying to get back up
I don't think any reason
Would ever satisfy us
So many years gone by
And now we're grown
The hurt in our hearts has dulled
But still visits us when we're alone
She says, "There's just so many things
You couldn't have known."
How could any reason?
How could any reason?
Is there any reason?
(Excuses, explanations
Random collections of words)
How could any reason
Ever pacify her?

Keep
Words and Music by Summer

You would keep me
But I'm not the keeping kind
And I don't want to keep you
Like I kept the others behind
I've got strong hands
You've got a sore back
And I think that this
Kind of thing might last
You've got a taste for windows in June
I've got a taste for you
Don't you tell yourself
And don't you dare tell me
There's nothing I want more
Than to be yours
To keep
I would leave you
But you're not the leaving kind
And I don't want to leave you
Like I left the others behind
Don't you tell yourself
And don't you dare tell me
There's nothing I want more
Than to be yours
To keep
To keep
To keep
But, I'm so confused
Sounds like you, you are too
Is it ever enough
To just love?
I would keep you
But I'm not the keeping kind
You were never mine for the keeping
And neither was I
I've got strong hands
You've got a sore back
And I think that this kind of thing might
it might last
I want it to last
But I don't want it to last
I want it to
I don't want it to
I want it to
I don't want it to
I want it to
But I don't want it to...
Last

Blood
Words and Music by Summer

It gets so hard to manage all this blood
It gets so hard to manage all this blood
It's hard to manage all this blood
The casing's always breaking
And it's easy to cut
It's easy to cut...
Then you just have all this blood
My life is liquid
My veins are little streets
It makes a mess
It makes a mess called me
A mess called me
It's so messy... sticky!
It makes a sound
It makes a pounding in my ears
You still make it boil
After all these years
After all these years...
My blood's still boiling, boy!
I was leaking
and I didn't even know
Tuned to the moon
It just starts to flow
It starts to flow
It starts to flow
It starts to flow
Sometimes it's red
Sometimes it's blue
If I could, I would change my color too
I would be red, then I would be blue
And all the time I'd be coursing inside of you
It gets so hard to manage
Sometimes I'm hard to manage too
Sometimes I get so hard to manage...
Just like all that blood
It's hard to manage all that blood
Can't you feel it flowing inside each of us
Inside of each of us....
There's just all this blood

Truth
Words and Music by Summer

The truth is still the truth
Whether it's known to you
The least you could do
Is make it known to me
That soft plush rug
No longer sinks beneath my feet
Now it's your magic carpet
Carrying you away from me
Who's that riding next to you
Another silhouette in the breeze?
I can't see her face
But she looks a lot like me
You say she's a good muse for you
I used to be your muse
You say she's a good muse for you
I used to be your muse
And you are the muse of my eternity
Yes, and you are the muse of my eternity
The truth is still the truth
Whether it's known to you