Happiness Moves (Lyrics)

Happiness Moves

 

Well I know you've got your reasons

Some old men are born that way.

You tell the world that you just don't have time to laugh

But I don't think that's what you mean to say .

 

I know you.

I was you.

 

Oh, don't think me strange

Because I smile all the time.

Oh, don't think me strange

Because I love to love

And I love to love this life.

 

You stay the same with every season

Burning daylight for the gold.

You don't notice when the Earth begins to dance

Because you've turned a blind eye to the things you don't think you need to know.

 

I know you.

I was you.

 

Oh, don't think me strange

Because I sing all of the time.

Oh, don't think me strange

Because I love to love

And I love to love this life.


 

Happiness moves circularly

Happiness moves circularly

Happiness moves circularly

Happiness moves

Happiness moves

Happiness moves circularly



 

Ohigho

 

West Virginia roads

Are killing me now.

Dragging me away

From the truth that I found.

 

Left my heart

In Ohio.

Didn't know 'til you were gone.

 

And oh, how high we flew.

And I am missing you.

 

Tennessee comes soon,

So I think I'll turn around.

Back to life with you

In our perfect little town.

 

Settled down

In Ohio.

Forgetting we would have to part.

 

And oh, how high we flew.

And I am missing you.

 

I found you.

I want you.

You woke me

From a dream

 

You gave me

A reason

To believe.

 

So I'm homeward bound

And I know that I'll fine.

Oh my love you saved me,

And you made come alive.

 

Found my soul

In Ohio

Between the rain and motel sheets

 

And oh how high we flew

And I am missing you.

 

Held your hand

In Ohio.

Now, nobody else will do.

 

And oh, how high we flew

In a world we built for two.

And no one else will do.

And I am missing you.

 


 

Either Way

It’s a long road ahead

But I know that everything will work itself out.

And the weight on your shoulders

Will fall into someone else’s hands.

 

You will cry for my absence

And I will cry for my freedom

Work my fingers to the bone

So I don’t have to move back home

Going nowhere again

 

And I will watch your successes

Fall in your lap like they always do.

And you

 

You can take me out

Of your plans now.

You can call me heartless

Or you can say that you understand

But I don’t care either way

What a freeing thing to say.

 

I plead innocent

And I’m about to vindicate myself

And all the guilt that you used as my kryptonite

Will soon fall away.

 

And I won’t be your baby

Your prized collection of vicarious dreams

I’ve got nothing left to prove,

Watch me fly, I’m on the move

Cause you pushed me away.\

 

And I won’t hear you blame me for those things

That I didn’t do

And you.

 

You can take me out

Of your plans now.

You can call me heartless

Or you can say that you understand

But I don’t care either way

What a freeing thing to say.

 

I’m going, I’m gone.


 

 

 

City Air

 

I was mean, I was vile

And I don't know why

And I said all these things

That I didn't realize

Were hurting you until I looked in your eyes

 

And I screamed

When you smiled

And I don't know.

But I wish

That you could just read my mind

And decode these words, and save yourself

From this wildfire

 

I put you out,

Just to let you back in.


 

Will you wait for me?

I know it's raining out there.

But will you stay for me

Even though there's so much weight to bear.

Because I will find a way

To fall in love again

We will be fine.

Just give me time,

And I will be there.

 

With your hands

On my waist,

We will dance in the light we make.

And the dark will run off

With nobody left to scare.

You can move in.

There's no mess.

I'll  make room in my heart

And in my bed,

And I'll put all this baggage

Out on the curb

In city air.

 

I put it out

Just to bring it back in.

 

Will you wait for me?

I know it's raining out there.

But will you stay for me

Even though there's so much weight to bear.

Because I will find a way

To fall in love again

We will be fine.

Just give me time,

And I will be there.

 

My self-doubt was shaped like your shadow

Cast on the wall that I built

And I made you believe there was vacancy

In a heart that was filled.

And all you did was love me.

And all I did was love me.

And I'm sorry.

There was only room for me.

 

Will you wait for me?

I know it's raining out there.

But will you stay for me

Even though there's so much weight to bear.

Because I will find a way

To fall in love again

We will be fine.

Just give me time,

And I will be there.


 

We will be fine.

Just give me time.

And I will be there

 

 

 


 

Waffles

 

We can rent a little house

In the middle of the city.

And take a day to paint the kitchen walls

And make it look so pretty.

 

We'll eat Campbell’s from the can

To save a little money.

And sleep on blankets on the floor

And cuddle up to summer sounds.

 

And our families will ask

If we're out of our minds.

And we'll just say

we're in Love.



 

We can camp out in the yard,

Make shadow puppets on the fence.

And we'll play hide and seek with all

The kids in the neighborhood.

 

And their parents will think

That we're lost in Between.

And we'll just say

We're in Love.

 

I'll wake up to summer sun

And sneak downstairs to make you waffles.

And you can chase me through the house

While we're still in our underwear.

 

We can laugh and sing and jump

And run through people's sprinklers

And on the back porch,

We'll make love

While it's pouring rain.

 

And the neighbors will surely say

We're insane.

But we'll just say we're in love.




 

Run Free

 

I am dry

Like a drowning river breathing air instead of sea.

I am wind

Forced to stand in silence instead of singing through the trees

I am adventure in the feet of a child seeking places unknown.

And in your absence,

There's a voice in the air that's always calling me home.

 

And I will run free.

Yes, I will run free

when you come back to me.

Your return will breathe life into me.

And I will run free.

 

I am road

Built to guide a journey, overgrown with tangled weeds.

I am wings

Meant to sail horizons, tucked away and never seen.

Since your departure, the days never last

Because the night steals the time.

 

I am the sunlight, captured by dark,

Desperately trying to shine.

 

You are the one that I choose

So I will wait here alone.

This lifeless world will be new when you come home.

 

This is a promise that I'll always be yours

And though it's plagued by doubt and fear,

I will keep clinging to the feeling of hope that someday soon, you'll be here.

 

And I will run free.

Yes, I will run free

when you come back to me.

Your return will breathe life into me.

And I will run free.