BRIGHT EYES

Verse 1:

Bright eyes

but their story was a lie.

Behind those hazel windows

was an artificial light.

Every smile was a silent battle cry

from the war that waged inside.

'Til you hung the flag, surrendered

and you left us all behind.

Chorus:

When you told me you were happy

did you know it was a lie?

Now wherever you are walking

I hope you let them see you cry.

Verse 2:

Warm heart

but couldn't shake a cold mind.

Who was I to know that

you were living in a lie?

When the curtain closed

on your one man show

I could finally see behind,

behind the mask that you were wearing

when you bowed your final time.

Chorus:

When you told me you were happy

did you know or did you lie?

Now wherever you are walking

I hope you let them see you cry.

[piano break]

 

Bridge:

If I could take, take your mask off

and tell the you behind the lie,

shed a tear with the world

'cause the more you cry the more you smile.

It's okay, let me see you

take my hand and not your life.

But you've gone and went a'walking

left me here in the dark.

Chorus':

If you'd told me you weren't happy

If you'd broken through the lie

If you'd only took your mask off

If you'd have let me see behind.

Verse 3:

As the dust begins to settle 

and a chill runs through the air,

all of us we stand together

and spill the tears you wouldn't share.

Blow a kiss to the wind now

send it to the other side

to wherever you are walking

I hope you catch it with a smile.

THE OTHER SIDE

Verse 1:

Here I am

on the other side

of a man I caught

between you and I

His dirty shirt

is stained with wine

that soaked my lips

the ones that kissed your guy

Chorus:

I'm not here for the long ride

Baby, all I need is someone for a short night

follow me and keep me 'til the sunrise

and then I'll let him go

Verse 2:

'Cause I'm hot

for your guy

he ain't really my type

but he'll do for the time

That same tattoo

those same hard lines

stare back at you

when I'm creeping on his mind

Chorus:

I'm not here for the long ride

baby, all I need is someone I can hold tight

follow me and keep me 'til the sunrise

and then I'll let him go

I don't care for Mr. Right

all I need is someone for a short night

Baby, hold me tight, forget about the bad guys

just let 'em go

Bridge:

He comes to me

in his secret life

runs back to you

when Ballantine's is dry

dry as the tears

that never left my eyes

'Cause now I know 

what it's really like

over here

on the other side

don't think I like

to share what isn't mine

Chorus:

I'm not here for the long ride

baby, follow me and keep me 'til the sunrise

always been the kinda girl for one night

and then they watch me go

'Cause there ain't no Mr. Right

over here on my side

hold me tight so I forget the bad guys

just let 'em go

Outro:

Here I am

on the other side

he said, "Girl, you're fine"

but I'm not really alright