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LYRICS

TOO MEAN TO DIE (ALBUM LYRICS)

AFTER HOURS

Isn’t this what you want?

Red couches & Louboutins

They got the money to save the world,

They rather spend it on bottles and pearls

Uh oh, uh oh


Every night I meet someone new,

I let em buy me a drink or two,

Grind your body hard, grind your teeth,

They say life shouldn’t have boundaries,

Uh oh, uh oh


But this party doesn’t mean a thing,

And I don’t want to be another zombie,

Cause I just wanna find something real

Yeah, I just wanna find something real


Take me up to the rooftop,

I taste the drip, my heart might stop,

I’m being smothered by the walking dead,

Can I bum a cigarette?


I was looking out at the city,

The place I thought belonged to me,

I came to this town as a dreamer,

But now the Freddy Krueger’s are after me


This party doesn’t mean a thing,

And I don’t want to be another zombie,

Cause I just wanna find something real,

Yeah, I just wanna find something real


We’re falling asleep in a chair, the sunrise passing,

I’m tired of making plans I know won’t ever happen,

And I don’t want to live like this forever,

I don’t want to burn out in the after hours

But this party doesn’t mean a thing,

And I don’t want to be another zombie,

Cause I just want to find something real,

Yeah, I just want to find something real

*****

AIN’T EVEN CLOSE


I was driving the backroads on a sunny day to Memphis, Tennessee,

The day was slow as molasses but my life keeps passing,

Seems like every year is catching up with speed


So I’ve had some time to think about the people that I used to know,

Seems like everyone in my hometown is settling down,

They’re buying a house and making a home,

Well if that’s where I’m supposed to be,

I ain’t even close


Well I was looking out at that open sky,

I didn’t have no one on that ride,

I was wishing the man I loved was by my side


He likes to sleep with me but he don’t want to buy a ring,

He says he likes some good girl in Louisville, Kentucky,

And everyone knows that I’m not a good girl


So I’ve had some time to think about the people I’ve chased

And what’s gone wrong

Maybe I should call a family member back home

We push away those who love us most

Yeah, I’m trying to be a better person,

But I still ain’t even close


Well I gotta get my shit together cause I’m running out of time,

I want to move fast, but I’m still so far behind,

Why does it seem like everyone else has it right?

I feel like something’s missing in my life


So I’ve had some time to think about my friends that are here,

And the ones that have died,

Sometimes I wish it would’ve been me instead

when I feel like giving up on this ride


But I know if they were here right now,

Oh if they were here right now,

They’d tell me to quit bitchin’, be thankful that I’m still alive,

I was driving the backroads on a sunny day to Memphis, Tennessee

*****



BAKE YOU A CAKE


I thought we were forever,

I thought we had it made,

I thought that you gave a damn,

Cause that’s what you said,

I thought that your departure was a long ways away,

If I’d known you were going, I’da baked you a cake


With a cups of flour,

A few dozen eggs,

The extra cholesterol to help you to your grave,

Few pounds of sugar to add to your size,

And maybe some broken glass to cut you down your sides


I thought you’d always love me,

You said you’d never leave,

You said I was the only one,

And that I had believed,

You said that we were soulmates in the Rob & Sheri Moon way

If I’d known you were going, I’da baked you a cake


With a few cups of flour,

A big box of raisins,

My neighbors got rabbits, rabbits make raisins,

Some buttermilk that’s been sitting out and ripened in the sun

And just a dash of cyanide

Cause you’re the one I love


With a few cups of flour,

A few dozen eggs,

The extra cholesterol to help you to your grave

TNT candles to show the fire we had,

And then I’d say take this cake and shove it up your…

Ask me again and I’d tell you the same

If I’d known you were going, I’da baked you a cake

*****



SETTLE FOR BEING USED


Most of my time I spend alone,

He doesn’t care, he comes and goes,

But I kiss on his stomach, I put him in heaven,

I wake his mind up like peppermint,

Oh, he gets what he wants, the he pulls up jeans,

I don’t mean to him what he means to me


But I’ve never met someone like him

So I take what I can get

Everyone says that I’m just a fool

Cause I settle for being used


He’s got long hair like a good of Rome,

A jawline like Axl Rose,

He plays my heart strings like Stevie Ray Vaughan’s fender

I don’t ask where we stand, I know I’m the backup plan,

But I don’t give a damn under his fingers


He called me drunk last night,

Heard the background barflies,

He says he loves me but I know he don’t mean it,

If it ain’t night I don’t exist,

He treats me like his backseat bitch,

But I still give him the ride of his life


Cause I’ve never met someone like him

So I take what I can get

Everyone says that I’m just a fool

Cause I settle for being used


I still let him in,

Cold sheets on my bed,

Salty sweat, smoky lips


But I’ve never met someone like him

So I take what I can get

Everyone says that I’m just a fool

Cause I settle for being used

No, I’ve never met someone like him

*****



TENNESSEE TREES


I’m having a one way conversation with a white wall,

State law came in and locked me up,

Well isolation and therapy is supposed to be so good for me,

But I know how to medicate myself


I just wanna take those pills with Johnny Cash,

I just wanna blackout in the back of Hank’s cadillac

Smoke them sweet Tennessee trees,

Just Parsons, Merle, & me,

So doctor, give me country music and weed


Oh, they think that they can save me, well it’s too late,

I’m going down swiggin’ and I ain’t trying to change,

The doctor wrote a script for me but Dr. Driftwood disagrees

Don’t you know, I’m a walking pharmacy


And I just wanna sip that codeine down with Townes,

Get whiskey bent like Whitley while I’m still around,

Smoke them sweet Tennessee trees,

Just Parsons, Merle, & me,

So doctor, give me country music and weed


Oh they ask about my mental health,

Cause I just want to hurt myself,

I tell em how I’m feeling every day


But dying just don’t seem so bad,

I’m a little bit country, a little Sylvia Plath,

Discharge me to an early grave


I just want to take those pills with Johnny Cash,

I just want to get fucked up in the back of Hank’s cadillac,

Smoke them sweet Tennessee Trees,

Just Parsons, Merle, & me

So doctor, give me country music and weed

*****



DODGED A BULLET


Did you think that I would be missing you?

You should know I’ve let go,

I’m doing good on my own


And did you think that I would still fall for your lips?

But I’m wise to your lies,

That heartbreak’s laid to rest


So you can go and tell your friends

That I don’t give a damn what they say

You can go and tell your girl you never liked me

But I still got those texts saved


Right now, we’re sitting at the bar,

We’re taking shots all night long

I finally know my worth, we’re having fun

And your pathetic

We laugh when you walk in the door

Cause you think that you’re too damn cool

I smile and take a deep breath, yeah, I dodged a bullet


I used to put myself down hoping you’d finally come around

Only to feel like a fool

But I can see it clear now, you weren’t worth the tears no

Being without you has never looked so good


So you can go and tell your friends

That I don’t give a damn what they say

You can go and tell your girl you never liked me

But I still got those texts saved


Right now, we’re sitting at the bar,

We’re taking shots all night long

I finally know my worth, we’re having fun

And your pathetic

We laugh when you walk in the door

Cause you think that you’re too damn cool

I smile and take deep breath, yeah, I dodged a bullet


I give it only six months till your new girl and you fall apart

And she’ll try to befriend over a crazy boy and a broken heart


Right now, we’re sitting at the bar,

We’re taking shots all night long

I finally know my worth, we’re having fun

And your pathetic

We laugh when you walk in the door

Cause you think that you’re too damn cool

I smile and take deep breath, yeah, I dodged a bullet


Mmm, dodged, mmm, dodged, mmm, dodged a bullet

I dodged a bullet

*****



STRIPPED MY WAY TO NASHVILLE


It’s sad to say

The dreams you chase will cost you more than you could pay,

The less you got the longer your shot,

You ask me why I didn’t get a real a job


But I went to college, I did society told me I should do,

But it costs to rent a van and it costs to pay a band,

But singing these songs are worth it all, they’re worth it all


I stripped my way to Music City, USA,

No shame in my game,

I can say my dues are paid,

Gas ain’t cheap, rent is steap,

It ain’t free to chase the dream,

My daddy didn’t pay so I did what it takes,

I stripped my way to Nashville


Well people tried to save me but I just saved their cash,

There’s creeps in every industry,

only the naive will fall for their tricks,

But I locked my shit up with a key

cause you can never trust a dope fiend,

I never was a fan of a cloudy day

But I know how to make it rain


I stripped my way to Music City, USA,

No shame in my game,

I can say my dues are paid,

Gas ain’t cheap, rent is steap,

It ain’t free to chase the dream,

My daddy didn’t pay so I did what it takes,

I stripped my way to Nashville


Your boy threw a lot of money, I only had to tease,

Think before you judge, you’d do more for a drink,

Now I’m 40-west bound, already on my way,

I said “Hi, I’m new to town”, turns out it’s all the same


So work your brain, know your change,

The rich man decides our fate,

A black card, a new guitar,

You want to be a country star?


I stripped my way to Music City, USA,

No shame in my game,

I can say my dues are paid,

Tennessee, Grand Ole Opry,

Is this what it takes for you to hear me?

My daddy didn’t pay so I did what it takes,

I stripped my way to Nashville


So work your brain, know your change,

The rich man decides our fate,

A black card, a new guitar,

You want to be a country star?

*****


FAKE ASS FRIENDS


You’re hanging around the bars in this town,

You always got a cigarette in your mouth,

Life must be so easy when you live sleazy at a non-stop party


You’ve been given the gold, always get what you want,

You’ve never worked for shit, you just cry to your mom,

Yourself is all you know, you put on quite a show,

Master of manipulation


It’s like you’ve never met a stranger,

Everyone is fooled by your grin,

It’s so frustrating that they can’t see that you’re just full of shit


You know how to take but you don’t know how to give,

You only come around when you want something,

Cause you’re a fake ass friend


You’re walking around with your head in the clouds,

Empty promises, beer-breath mouth,

You never cared about letting me down

Cause you’re too drunk in midtown


But this is the real world, life ain’t fair,

One day it’s gonna knock your ego out of the air,

Just go back to your friend bubble,

That’s where you’re comfortable


It’s like you’ve never met a stranger,

Everyone is fooled by your grin,

It’s so frustrating that they can’t see that you’re just full of shit


You know how to take but you don’t know how to give,

You only come around when you want something,

Cause you’re a fake ass friend


I took pride in being your ride or die,

But I can caught you off just as easy as you lie

Once you treat me wrong, I treat you like your dead,

Won’t hear a wrong you say, cause to me you don’t exist


It’s like you’ve never met a stranger,

Everyone is fooled by your grin,

It’s so frustrating that they can’t see that you’re just full of shit


You know how to take but you don’t know how to give,

You only come around when you want something,

Cause you’re a fake ass friend

*****


JADED TO THE BONE


I swear there ain’t no sweeter sound than a pedal steel guitar,

The way it cries at the honky tonk cuts apart my lonesome heart,

The band played a ballad and I felt saddened

As I watched the lovers sway

Sad songs are my favorite

Cause I know what it’s like to make mistakes


I hate love songs,

And I don’t sing along,

Cause I ain’t got no one to love me,

I can’t stand melodies of what I can’t have,

What I’ve lost, and what I never had,

I’ve been broken more than you know,

So now I’m jaded to the bone

I hate love songs


I’ve been driving to no fixed destination,

weary twang turned up,

I’m always grinding down my gears

with a full tank and a heavy heart

I can’t relate to romantic songs cause I can’t find that fire,

No one’s waiting for me back home

And I don’t need another reminder


I hate love songs,

And I don’t sing along,

Cause I ain’t got no one to love me,

I can’t stand melodies of what I can’t have,

What I’ve lost, and what I never had,

I’ve been broken more than you know,

So now I’m jaded to the bone

I hate love songs


I hate love songs,

And I don’t sing along,

Cause I ain’t got no one to love me,

I can’t stand melodies of what I can’t have,

What I’ve lost, and what I never had,

I’ve been broken more than you know,

So now I’m jaded to the bone

*****



TOO MEAN TO DIE


There’s 2 options; black or white,

Make it out or stay and die,

This town’s a graveyard of broken dreams,

But I won’t let it bury me


The reaper came in the shape of life,

But I’m addicted to the fight,

I pulled his hood and I stole his scythe,

Now it’s me who owns the night


I’m too mean to die


I hear their whispers from afar,

Glowing eyes watch from the dark,

Bless their hearts, they’ve got it worse,

They’re working just to wait for the honking hearse


I ain’t gonna live just like a ghost,

I was born to take and make the most,

I’m gonna be me, ain’t got shit to hide,

You can’t tag and bag this grind


I’m too mean to die


No one fucks with my family

No one fucks with my friends

No one fucks with my dreams

Cause I’ve worked too hard for this


I’m too mean to die