Tilia Americana

Original Music | Longmont, Colorado

lyrics

Lazy Summer Love Song

My porch swing sings its lazy creak,
as it sways with the grackles in the trees.
They chirr along with their readle-eak,
As though to say, "it's summer, let’s just take our ease."

What’s that you say? You wanna play,
A lazy summer love song with me?
Well come on over here my sweet,
and slip into my shade.

Soft breeze brushes my cheek,
Or could that be the reverb from your guitar?
Sharp pop of lime and the ice it chimes in time,
as I tip back my jar.

What’s that you say? You wanna play,
A lazy summer love song with me?
Well come on over here my sweet,
and slip into my shade.

Only souls working 'round here today are the
bees drifting from hive to field.
Even their toils bring them a buzz,
Sipping sweetness as the flowers yield.

I hear you say, you wanna play,
A lazy summer love song with me?
Well get on over here my sweet,
and slip into my shade.


Make Me Forget Him

Well my mind is far away, my dear.
But make no mistake, my body’s right here.
You want me to be yours and only yours,
Is that what you want, are you really sure?

Because, my darling, you’ll have some work to do.
My heart's fixed on someone, and baby...it ain’t you.
So I ask you,  can you make me want to come
‘Round to you?

Can you make me forget him? Darling,
Kiss his name right off my lips.
Make me forget him, I want to tremble...
...‘neath your fingertips
Drown me in your eyes, make me realize
I don't want him, I only want you.

I can see it in your smoldering glance.
What’s on your mind ain’t exactly romance.
Are you jealous? I can’t say you shouldn’t be.
You’ll just have to break his power over me.

Can you make me forget him? Darling,
Kiss his name right off my lips.
Make me forget him, I want to tremble...
...‘neath your fingertips.
Drown me in your eyes, make me realize
I don't want him, I only want you

Drown me in your eyes, make me melt inside.
‘Cause I need you...
To make me forget him.


My Circus

“Not my circus, not my monkeys,”
His parting words as he walked out the door.
You just stood there in resignation.
Your hopes tumbling with your tears down to the floor.

One more man gone, one more chance blown,
One more bad decision made and owned.
Will you ever learn your lesson?
Or are you doomed to end up alone?

Sure you could blame him for all the chaos;
The truth has never stopped you in the past.
But you’re a train wreck. Why not admit it?
You are exactly why these things never last.

Another heartbreak, another stupid mistake,
One more bad decision made and owned.
Will you ever learn your lesson?
Or are you doomed to end up alone?

He asked for love, and you gave him drama.
You wanted his heart but you held back your own.
You know too well these circus games drive the good ones away.
Why you always play them, you have never known.

Maybe it’s time to get your head straight.
Work out the riddle of your reckless heart.
You gotta grow up, step off this fool’s carousel
And then go try to make a new start.

No more love gone, no more chances blown,
No more bad decisions you’ll have to own.
Maybe this time you’ve learned your lesson,
And you’re finally done with being alone.


Something Like Vertigo

Been walking this road
So long I forgot where I came from,
Who I am, or where I meant to go.
Look back and I wonder when
The easy land behind me turned uphill,
Milk and honey dried to jagged stone.

Now there up around the bend,
The road winds right past the edge,
Of a fall that would surely grind my bones.
My knees buckle and my mouth runs dry.
Any closer I could drink the sky, but I
Feel alive as I have ever known.

And I won’t jump,
And I can’t jump,
And I would never jump. But still, I...
No I won’t jump,
No I know I can’t jump,
And I would never jump, but oh, how I’d like to fly.

And I just can’t explain this need to,
Turn aside from all I’ve gained.
I’m come so far to let it go.
But the beauty beyond that fall,
Oh it beckons like a lover’s call.
It’s something like vertigo.

And I won’t jump,
And I can’t jump,
And I would never jump. But still, I...
No I won’t jump,
No I know I can’t jump,
And I would never jump, but oh, how I’d like to fly.

No I didn’t jump.
I knew I wouldn’t jump.
And I will never jump.
Ohhh I...

No I didn’t jump.
I knew I wouldn’t jump.
I will follow the road that’s mine.


The Needle Draws the Thread

The needle draws the thread.
Oh the needle causes pain.
But the needle draws the thread,
Sews the wound back up again

The needle draws the thread.
Oh the needle how it bites.
But the needle draws the thread,
The thread that mends, the thread that ties.

The needle draws the thread, my love.
Pulls it right on through.
But the needle draws the thread, so tight.
The thread that binds me to you.


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